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July 18, 2010

Jul 18 19:56

An Exclusive Interview with Stephen Sniegoski, author of The Transparent Cabal

have not read the book, yet, but if this book is as comprehensive as Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’ says it is, then it will make a good weapon to carry into the battle.

Dr. Sniegoski

Jul 18 19:43

U.S. citizen believed to be writing for al Qaeda website, source says

A senior U.S. law enforcement official has told CNN that U.S. intelligence believes the principal author of the new online al Qaeda magazine is an American citizen who left for Yemen in October 2009.

Jul 18 19:25

Flashback - Cause of Stock Market Crash? Credit Default Swap Scandal

What caused the Stock Market Crash? Details of the Credit Default Swaps scandal revealed. Wall Street insiders have been running a mortgage insurance fraud scam. Exposed wall street executives and hedge fund managers have scammed the government and caused the stock market crash of 2008.

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Jul 18 16:33

3 Vids: On the Edge with Paul Craig Roberts/Max Keiser

Max Keiser interviews Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on Economy.

Jul 18 16:12

BP, feds clash over reopening capped Gulf oil well

An administration official familiar with the spill oversight, however, told The Associated Press that a seep and possible methane were found near the busted oil well. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had not been made yet.


Jul 18 16:11

Official: Seep found near BP's blown out oil well

A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico

Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had not been made yet.

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God DAMN, I am good! :)

Jul 18 16:03

WaPo Will Commit Treason Monday/National Security Staff Warned

WaPo Will Commit Treason Monday/National Security Staff Warned
by Jane Jamison on July 18, 2010
National Security Information to Be Leaked in Series of Reports
Quinn Hillyer at Washington Times found out Friday. He prints a warning letter which has gone out from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, telling them to do whatever necessary to protect staff in sensitive positions.
It’s outrageous that WaPo would “stretch” to endanger national security and personnel, but it’s certainly not the first time. Or even the 2nd time. Where will the Obama Department of Justice stand on this act of treason?
It’s a felony to do so, just ask Bush advisor Scooter Libby who was prosecuted (wrongly) under federal law

Jul 18 15:24

German-Jewish group to send aid ship to besieged Gaza soon

A group of Jewish activists in Germany will send an aid ship to the besieged Gaza Strip at the end of July to break the blockade and to express their rejection of Israel's inhuman acts against the Palestinians.

The ship will sail from the Lebanese shores carrying Jews from European countries and the US in addition to German lawmakers and Palestinian activists. Holocaust survivors are reported to be among the participants.

Jul 18 15:22

Palestinian Women Political Prisoners

Since 1967, approximately 700,000 Palestinians have been arrested and detained under Israeli military orders. This number accounts for close to 20 percent of the population in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Today, 7,000 Palestinians -- including over 300 children and 34 women -- remain in Israeli prisons. The AIC explored the stories of two Palestinian women, both former prisoners, and looked at how Israel uses imprisonment to stifle popular resistance against the occupation.


Jul 18 14:22

European Banks’ Hidden Losses Threaten EU Stress Test

The U.S. government’s bank stress tests a year ago helped financial stocks to rebound 36 percent over the next seven months. Europe’s plan to follow may not be as successful.

Jul 18 14:08

The Modern Slave’s Guide to Modern Slavery

RULE NUMBER ONE about modern slavery: there is no modern slavery.

RULE NUMBER TWO: you work, you pay, you go to war and you shut the f*ck up. Or else.

RULE NUMBER THREE you take the test at the end of this post; if you fail, refer to Rule number two.

Jul 18 14:01

Fear, Complexity, & Environmental Management in the 21st Century - Michael Crichton

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Read the part about Yellowstone

Jul 18 13:49

Big Pharma Makes Another Killing

Activist Post

The latest outrage against the health of humanity is the paltry fine levied against GlaxoSmithKline by our protectors, the Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Avandia, which was cited in 2007 as a potential danger, has indeed become one at the rate of around 500 heart attacks and 300 cases of heart failure per month. The fine of $2.1 billion after taxes -- which may seem large to most -- is less than a third of Glaxo's annual profit.

Avandia was not banned; by a 20-12 decision it can continue to be sold to the very same segment of the population that is likely to continue harming. The fine is nothing compared to the continued profits that will result from the FDA's current refusal to pull this killer drug off the market.


Jul 18 13:45

Global Warming Scam : 2010 is Not the Hottest Year

According to Marc Morano at Climate Depot, the 10th of a degree difference they're talking about is the result of cherry-picking data.

Besides – this is summer, and what they're talking about is weather, not climate change.

But aside from the normally expected counter-analysis to warmist claims from those who are actually scientifically competent, there is a particular phrase in the new promo that immediately catches my attention - on record.

What record?

Jul 18 13:40

CLIMATEGATE - US Government Halts Funds For Climate Unit

The American government has suspended its funding of the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit (CRU), citing the scientific doubts raised by last November’s leak of hundreds of stolen emails.

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"But, but, but, we investigated ourseleves, and we're like, really cool, and we really need that money!"

Jul 18 13:31

No help from Washington

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) officials in the government of Mohamed Abbas often complain they spend more time negotiating with American rather than Israeli governments. This has been particularly true of late. Since Israel’s all-out assault on Gaza nearly a year and half ago, Palestinian officials have discontinued all direct talks with the Israelis and have been talking to the Americans. US presidential envoy George Mitchell has been closely engaged in the region since May 2010, but his efforts have not proved fruitful.

Jul 18 13:30

The Intelligence Industrial Complex Prepares for War

But what I’m perhaps most amused by is this paragraph:

This series has been a long time in preparation and looks designed to cast the IC and the DoD in an unfavorable light. We need to anticipate and prepare so that the good work of our respective organizations is effectively reflected in communications with employees, secondary coverage in the media and in response to questions. [my emphasis]

Nowhere in this memo–at least as republished by Marc Ambinder–does House even hint that Priest has her details wrong (and given that she’s been working on it for two years, I’d be surprised if she did). The only real risk that House raises is the “unauthorized disclosure of sensitive and classified information.”


Jul 18 13:28

Medics prevented from treating dying Palestinian mother

A MOTHER of five was killed by Israeli artillery fire when she went to fetch her two-year-old son from outside her village home close to the “buffer zone” created by Israel along its border with Gaza.

Three of her relatives were wounded in the shelling earlier this week, but Red Crescent ambulances were not permitted to reach the family for several hours.

Jul 18 13:02

65th anniversary of first nuclear test

It started with a pen and paper, a letter written by Albert Einstein to President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939, explaining the urgency of work on uranium fission.

Several nations in Europe had become entrenched in the Second World War, and the United States propelled itself into work on developing a nuclear bomb.

“Tens of thousands of people worked on it,” said Robert Norris, Senior Research Associate with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “The largest corporations in America were recruited. So it’s not something that can be done in a laboratory here.”

Jul 18 12:24

Corporate media trying to make living in a slave shack look fashionable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You must make do with less so that the government can have more.

You must make do with less so that the government can have more.

You must make do with less so that the government can have more.

Let's face it; do you really think you will ever see the Obamas living like that?

Jul 18 12:20

Disney will open Oahu resort in 2011

In a move that sends either shivers of delight or shudders of loathing among fans of Hawaii, Disney is set to open its first resort in Oahu next year.

The 800-plus-unit property, dubbed "Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa," is designed as a Polynesian village (albeit one with high-rise towers) that will include hotel rooms and two-bedroom Disney Vacation Club Villas.

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I was at an event out at Ko Olina a week back and wondered who had that kind of money and optimism. It is impressive construction work going on.


Jul 18 12:17

Obama Plays Phony Populist Card: Says GOP 'Party of the Rich'

Activist Post

In Obama's Weekly Presidential Address he slammed the Republican party for obstructing extending jobless benefits to the most needy Americans. He labeled them the "party of the rich," pitting the middle-class populist movement against the GOP. Reuters reported on the address:

"President Barack Obama stepped up criticism of Republicans on Saturday for blocking jobless aid, hammering home a Democratic election year attack line that casts the opposition as the party of the rich."

"'Too often, the Republican leadership in the United States Senate chooses to filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress. And that has very real consequences,' Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address."

Jul 18 12:05

An unkind complicatedness

I should note that despite her illness and pain, Mrs. Patel, who hadn’t been out of the apartment for almost two months, was gracious, beautiful in a red-striped caftan and, but for occasional moans when the car hit a rough patch of road, remarkably uncomplaining.

All she wanted was to do was take delivery of the silver the bank was holding for her in the form of the certificates she’d bought decades earlier.

It was, or ought to have been, an uncomplicated transaction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question that anyone reading this should ask is, "IF Scottibank has all the silver it claims it has, WHY would they make it so hard for people who have claims on that silver to get it?" The answer is obvious - they DON'T have all the silver they claim they have.

Jul 18 12:01

FLASHBACK - Goldman Sachs - The Great American Bubble Machine

The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.

Jul 18 11:58

Aloha Palestine - connecting Gaza to the world

Aloha Palestine CIC
A Safe Trade shipping company based in the European Union, created to transport passengers and cargo to and from Gaza, Palestine.


Jul 18 11:46

Gulf oil spill: Fouling air as well as water?

Questions about air pollution related to the BP oil spill may get some clearer answers this coming week, as university researchers and a Louisiana environmental group release initial findings of their independent analysis of the Gulf region’s air quality.

Jul 18 11:23

Water Tested – Toxic Levels of Oil – Sample Explodes!

The accepted toxic level for oil is anything over 5 parts per million. Water from orange beach tested at 25 parts per million. The sand around Gulf Shores beach tested at an astonishing 211 parts per million. Remember, these beaches have been left open by officials who continue to claim the, “The beach is safe to swim.” Near Orange Beach, in the very area where kids were happily playing, the water tested a whopping 221 parts per million. How can the EPA and local officials continue to lets citizens frequent these toxic beaches?

Jul 18 11:21

EU envoy urges Israel to open Gaza borders

Israel must go beyond easing its blockade of Gaza and throw open its long-closed border, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said.

Jul 18 11:17

Olympic Class Bastards

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When international peace activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams arrived in the area at 9:30am, the large bagger that had been used to break up the concrete of the cistern was just leaving the site. The driver of a large tractor lifted scoops full of rocks and dumped them into the demolished cistern. Also, workers cut and disposed of irrigation pipes laid in two fields. Israeli border police demolished a rainwater cistern and removed irrigation pipes from several Palestinian fields in Al Beqa’a Valley just east of Hebron on July 14, 2010, the second day of incidents in the area this month.

The fields each measured 10 dunams (approximately 40 acres). One was a field of grape vines and the other field had tomatoes planted under grape vines. In addition to dismantling the irrigation pipes, the workers also cut the twines that were holding up tomato plants. At least seven families will be affected by this destruction, in total about 50 people.



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Jul 18 11:16

More info on government-ordered shutdown of 73,000 Wordpress blogs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the quotes from Burstnet carefully. This sounds like something other than a DMCA case, as the ISP says "this was not a typical case, in which suspension and notification would be the norm."

Note that Burstnet will not tell the owner of the affected site the nature of the problem, or which government agency ordered the shut down.

Jul 18 11:04

Geologist: Depletion of Oil Reservoir "Unlikely"

While BP talks confidently about seismic tests for leaks beneath the seafloor, I am not so sure that a leak could be detected using seismic given the low-resolution of seismic tests.

Jul 18 10:59

The Jobless Effect: Is the Real Unemployment Rate 16.5%, 22%, or. . .?

However, Mayur's polls continued to find much worse figures. The June poll turned up 27.8% of households with at least one member who's unemployed and looking for a job, while the latest poll conducted in the second week of July showed 28.6% in that situation. That translates to an unemployment rate of over 22%, says Mayur, who has started questioning the accuracy of the Labor Department's jobless numbers.

Jul 18 10:30

Censorship Alert: Obama Deception Illegally Removed from You Tube

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Fortunately, there are a lot of copies of Obama Deception at YouTube such that the deletion of one or two is not going to keep the public from finding the video if they want to search for it.


Jul 18 10:24

ANTI SEMITISM IS ALIVE AND WELL …. IN ISRAEL

It’s looking more and more like Israel has its own brand of intolerant, fundamentalist “Taliban” extremists, bullying the majority of the Israeli people and now, re-defining what it is to be a Jew, so most American Jews are not Jews and most American rabbis are not rabbis.

Jul 18 10:18

THE GULF WELL IS STILL LEAKING

Common sense (and engineering) will tell you that if you have a pipe with leaks, putting a cap on one leak simply drives the oil out the other leaks. From an environmental perspective this makes no sense, because the oil is still leaking out of the well, just in a different place. Of greater concern is that the oil can flow out into the surrounding rocks the way the mud did during the failed Top Kill procedure, forming what is called a subsurface blowout. This is a huge bubble of oil inside the rock. The danger is if the bubble ruptures and the oil collected over 80 days of leakage rushed to the surface of the gulf all at once. Such a surge of oil could easily engulf and founder the surface ships.

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Jul 18 10:16

Admiral Allen Orders Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep Well Closed

BP will keep the cap closed until it fears the well is at risk, Operations Chief Doug Suttles said in a conference call this morning.

This contradicts orders from Admiral Allen to open the well and begin siphoning oil -- to avoid a possible pressure-buildup.

So who's behind the wheel? And is BP about to take a huge risk?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wasn't pressure buildup supposed to be a good thing?

Or is BP's show of defiance to give Obama more political cover?

Jul 18 10:09

Wrong records: £600 million NHS database shows inaccuracies for 1 in 10 patients

Fresh fears have been raised about a controversial new NHS database after doctors found that one in ten of the medical records held on a pilot version of the system are inaccurate.

Doctors’ leaders warned last night that glitches in the £600 million scheme, known as the ‘Spine’, could put the lives of patients at risk because they could be given the wrong medicine.


Jul 18 10:09

Lost in Taxation

If it seems as if the tax code was conceived by graphic artist M.C. Escher, wait until you meet the new and not improved Internal Revenue Service created by ObamaCare. What, you're not already on a first-name basis with your local IRS agent?

Jul 18 10:08

‘NHS doesn't care about cost of medicine’: Drugs firms accused of profiteering by raising prices by ONE THOUSAND per cent

Drugs companies making everyday medicines for the NHS are facing claims of profiteering after imposing huge price rises for commonly prescribed drugs.

The increases – some as high as 1,000 per cent in just two years – coincided with some of the firms involved earning massive profits.

One company boss said the NHS ‘doesn’t care what it costs’.

The medicines are not new innovative products developed by pharmaceutical companies after enormous investment in research and development.

Instead, they are unbranded so-called ‘generic’ drugs which have been available for many years and include commonly used antibiotics prescribed to millions of patients.

Jul 18 09:49

Why are equal rights dangerous? In today's Israel, advocating equal rights for all can prove fatal

Much, but not all of this fury, is a consequence of daring to speak out on behalf of Palestinians in the biggest prison in the world, Gaza, a land cruelly and illegally deprived of essential goods. Yet American elected officials seem far more concerned with specious claims against humanitarian aid workers who were violently attacked and abducted by Israel in international waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Congress should be comprised of people who put the needs and interests of the US first, second, and third, and those needs and interests should never be compromised by those of a foreign government.

Every single Israel-firster should be voted out of office this election, and handed their hat.

Jul 18 09:44

Darkness in America: Lynne Stewart's Resentencing

On November 17, 2009, a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit three-judge panel upheld the conviction, shamelessly accusing Lynne of "knowingly and willfully making false statements," redirecting her case to District Court Judge John Koeltl for resentencing, instructing him to consider enhancements for terrorism, perjury, and abuse of her position as a lawyer - an outrageous mandate intimidating Koeltl to comply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point in the US, true "due process" in this country is only available for those who are already above the law, due to status, blackmail capabilities, or financial standing.


Jul 18 09:36

Israel Tortures Detained Children

The legal adviser at Defense for Children International - Palestine section "Khaled Quzmar" said that the main motive behind the issuance of the report is the upsurge in arrests of children (seven hundred children per year) and the diversity of attacks on them, especially sexual assaults, which reached nearly 30% of all forms of abuse.

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The institutionalization of torture against children betrays a fundamental moral and mental illness in that society which allows it to happen.

Jul 18 09:32

U.S. To Grant Israel 2.775 Billion In Security Aid

U.S.. Assistant Secretary of State, Andrew Shapiro, stated Friday that the Washington intend to grant Israel the amount of 2.775 Billion U.S.. Dollars in what was described as the largest military-security aid to Israel.

He said that the money is considered a special military-security aid to Israel in order to ensure "its security needs are met under the current circumstances".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the Obama administration is spending this for military aid to Israel (a nuclear armed nation, armed to the teeth), while US Vets sleep homeless in our streets, the infrastructure crumbles, unemployment spikes, US workers lose their jobless benefits, and the US government is in a debt-induced death spiral?

What's wrong with this picture?!?

Everything!

Jul 18 09:28

Video: Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Israeli settlements have been dumping untreated waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through the occupied West Bank, affecting Palestinian villages along its banks.

The hazard posed is compounded by the dumping of toxic chemical waste on agricultural land, with villagers reporting a rash of skin diseases and respiratory problems.

The Israeli government has banned plans by the Palestinian Authority to build pipes and pumps to treat and divert wastewater away from the affected villages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another component to Israel's "final solution" for Palestinians living in the West Bank

Jul 18 09:25

Petraeus promotes civil war in Afghanistan

President Obama and his military team recognize that it is less damaging at home, where there is almost no support for this endless occupation, to foment civil war in Afghanistan and pay desperate Afghans to slaughter each other as a means of reducing U.S. casualties.

U.S. taxpayers who are experiencing devastating cuts in state and local budgets, layoffs of municipal workers, soaring tuition hikes in public colleges—all because of budget shortfalls—will see billions of their tax dollars go to fund the occupation of Afghanistan and pay the salaries of poor Afghans so that they can shoot other poor Afghans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so sickly immoral, I just don't know where to start.

This war in Afghanistan has absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of this country; it has everything to do with potential private profit from the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, from the drug trade, and from unexploited mineral deposits.


Jul 18 09:19

As BP claims success in capping well Gulf economy in ruins

If the well is successfully capped, one can be certain that the US media will drop the story, "concerned" politicians will wind down their investigations, and BP and the oil industry as a whole will go back to raking in enormous profits on reckless drilling operations.

But what will be left of the Gulf?

The region faces a social, economic, and ecological catastrophe from which it will never recover under the current political set-up, dominated by two big-business parties and a government that at every level does the bidding of the financial and corporate elite. This basic fact has been amply demonstrated by the response to the spill itself, which from the beginning took as its overriding concerns the financial preservation of BP and the demands of the oil industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By definition, corporations are entities without conscience.

Therefore, it is imperative that enlightened governments have rules and practices enforced to prevent the kind of disasters, both socioeconomic, and environmental, that we have witnessed with the Gulf oil spill catastrophe.

Obama had well over a year to take care of the MMS, and did absolutely nothing until well after the crisis hit.

At the end of the day, it will ultimately you and me footing the bill for the cleanup and remediation of this mess, and the quality of that clean up will most probably be cosmetic at best.

Just ask the people living in Prince William Sound just how well they're faring in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster!

Jul 18 09:11

IHH announces more convoys to break Gaza siege

Bulent Yildirim, the head of the Turkish IHH humanitarian relief foundation, has asserted that his organization prepares for more sea and land convoys to break the unjust siege on Gaza Strip, revealing "many surprises" to come in the coming three months.

Yildirim statements were voiced during a meeting with Muslim youths from Indonesia, France, Germany, Palestine, and other countries participating in the IHH activities in Ankara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Israeli government: there is no way in the world that you can win the PR war here by asserting that you have the right to keep the Gazan people from having coriander, potato chips, and candy for their kids.

End the siege, and come back to your senses, otherwise the "mad dog" policy of Moshe Dayan, exhibited so clearly, during the flotilla massacre, may well come back to haunt you: the best way to deal with a mad dog is to shoot it.

Jul 18 09:02

Porn, Meth, and Oil Company Parties

Instead of just inspecting offshore oil platforms, employees of the Minerals Management Service spent time trading links to Internet porn, shaking off crystal meth buzzes, and partying on the dime of the oil companies that they were supposed to be regulating, according to a new report released Monday by the Interior Department's Inspector General. The IG's investigation of MMS' Lake Charles office, in oil-ravaged Louisiana, found "a culture where the acceptance of gifts from oil and gas companies was widespread."

Jul 18 09:02

Max Keiser on Goldman Sachs

Max Keiser tells it like it is again.


Jul 18 08:59

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

His iconic status assures that news of Pollard—any news whatsoever—emboldens Israeli-Americans committed to the Zionist geopolitical agenda. Attempts to secure his release assure hyphenated Americans that their “homeland” will stand in solidarity with them at any cost. Israeli offers of large sums of money reinforce that commitment.

Americans remain largely clueless about the espionage role played by Israeli-Americans. Few recall Jonathan Pollard. Fewer still grasp the costs that Pollard’s treason imposed in blood and treasure. Nor do Americans understand the overwhelming influence of dual-citizens both in creating and communicating the false intelligence that took the U.S. to war in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel should be grateful that Pollard wasn't executed by the US government for treason.

Jul 18 08:54

Our reign of terror, by the Israeli army

"The kid was really scared, realising we were on to him. We had a commander with us who was a bit of a fanatic. We gave the boy over to this commander, and he really beat the shit out of him ... He showed him all kinds of holes in the ground along the way, asking him: 'Is it here you want to die? Or here?' The kid goes, 'No, no!'

"Anyway, the kid was stood up, and couldn't stay standing on his own two feet. He was already crying ... And the commander continues, 'Don't pretend' and kicks him some more. And then [name withheld], who always had a hard time with such things, went in, caught the squad commander and said, 'Don't touch him any more, that's it.' The commander goes, 'You've become a leftie, what?' And he answers, 'No, I just don't want to see such things.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A lot of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars (sent illegally, according to the US law the Symington Amendment)goes to support IDF behaviour like this.

Jul 18 08:50

[Graph] Global Sea Ice Area

Going up

Jul 18 08:49

Cash crisis in NHS leaves patients lying on operating tables



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Jul 18 08:48

Record cold in Australia

The debate is “over” and the science is “settled”, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature

Jul 18 08:46

The U.S. Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out Here's the Stats to Prove It

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job?

Jul 18 08:42

Reagan: " Government is the Problem"

Jul 18 08:39

US army heat-ray gun in Afghanistan

A newly-developed heat-ray gun that burns the skin but doesn't cause permanent injury is now with US troops in Afghanistan.

The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal weapon designed to disperse violent crowds and repel enemies.

Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a US military spokesperson, says the kit is now in Afghanistan but no decision has yet been made on its use.

There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help.

Research is continuing to make the system smaller, lighter and less expensive, says the Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help."

Why, what a wonderful device this pain ray is: it could even prevent civilian deaths!

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these units used on you as you participated in a peaceful protest, because it "might prevent civilian deaths"?!?

Look for one of these devices coming to a city near you in the not too distant future, particularly if you happen to live in a densely packed urban enviornment.


Jul 18 08:36

Seize BP

YES, I support the seizure of BP's assets to provide comprehensive compensation and relief for all affected people and for cleaning up the environment.

Jul 18 08:29

Man Tries to Pay Tax With 200,000 Pennies to Protest 'Skyrocketing' Taxes

A Quebec man, fed up with his skyrocketing property taxes, carted more than 200,000 pennies down to City Hall to pay his bill. But he was denied, and asked to simply cut a cheque. ... Under the Currency Act, nobody is obliged to accept more than 25 pennies as payment for any product or service. Normand Czepial, unfortunately, was 213,600 over the limit.

Jul 18 08:26

Lebanese Christian leader warns Hezbollah chief of Israeli attack

Lebanese Christian leader and MP Michel Aoun has reportedly informed Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that pending indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would be followed by an Israeli attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanese MP Aoun, unfortunately, may have it right.

Israel is looking for an excuse - any excuse - to reinvade Lebanon, for both the water from the Litani river, and the natural gas deposits found in the Mediterranean.

Jul 18 08:25

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages



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Jul 18 08:19

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to partner with “Jewish-Ship-To-Gaza” 9Jul10 July 10, 2010

Jul 18 08:19

The Serious Tracking of Americans Begins

Starting on January 1st in 2012, S federal law will require coin and bullion dealers to report to the Internal Revenue Service all gold and silver coin purchases and sales greater than $600.
No that is not an error, they tacked the gold coin tracking regulations into the health bill. They are just tacking stuff on wherever they can.

As for your body, you will be required to have an “electronic health record”, by 2014. They snuck this into one of the “stimulus” bills. The electronic record will include an obesity rating. The information will be required to be on a “national exchange” with only secure access (Hah!). Why the F does your obesity rating have to be on a national exchange? This is a tip off to how micro-managed they are going to attempt to run your life.

Jul 18 08:18

CYBER ATTACKS THAT GIVE US STRENGTH

Just over a year ago, DesertPeace and What Really Happened were the targets of an attack in the Jerusalem Post itself… once again proving that we are doing a good job! These are the attacks that give us the strength to go on….

Jul 18 08:16

US & British Intel Agencies Are Working On A Fake Video To Lead To War With Iran

Fake video for an unnecessary war of aggression.

Beware the propaganda and make some noise about it. You CAN help to stop the next war.

Jul 18 08:12

SUNDAY’S END THE BLOCKADE TOON

Jul 18 08:11

UK to boost aid to Afghanistan - minister

Britain plans to increase aid to Afghanistan by as much as 40 percent, International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell said.

Jul 18 08:10

Israeli troops attack photographers in West Bank

Two Palestinian news photographers were hospitalised on Saturday after being attacked by Israeli troops during a weekly protest in the occupied West Bank, one of them said.

An AFP photographer said a soldier hit him in the face and leg with a baton and that another photographer lost his hearing after a stun grenade exploded near his head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "normal" in the West Bank.

Jul 18 08:08

‘The world won’t say a thing’– Netanyahu on ongoing Israeli expansion

The Washington Post, and Glenn Kessler, have picked up the story that Netanyahu said that "America is a thing that can be easily moved," back in 2001. Good to have this knowledge inside the Beltway at last.

Jul 18 08:05

Do you approve of US taxpayer money spent on building roads for Israel while America's roads crumble back to dirt and gravel?

No, America must come first.
94% (1583 votes)
Yes. Israel comes first.
6% (97 votes)
Total votes: 1680
Jul 18 08:03

Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.

Congress eventually banned members of the military from belonging to street gangs. And last November, the Defense Department added the ban to its rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how many gang members were - or are currently in - the US military before the ban took effect just last November.

Jul 18 07:55

The Rot from Within: Character Disorders of the Republic

In reading a number of books on the destructive manipulative behavior of people with personality disorders I became increasingly struck by how the behavior of our politicians and our nation, especially with respect to foreign policy, was so precisely described.

The lesson from this study is not just sobering, but taken alongside the invincible tide of history – the collapse of every empire – the prognosis for our nation is bleak.

Jul 18 07:55

Obama Trying to Shift Oil Spill 'Off the Front Page,' Senator Says

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter on Sunday accused President Obama of trying to move the BP oil disaster "off the front page," urging the public not to forget about the spill and the cleanup just because a new well cap seems to be working.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Well Cap is working to make it look like the problem is fixed, but it isn't. The leak has not been stopped; It has merely been moved.

Jul 18 07:55

Orwell's nightmare--big brother is here

A sampling of the major news stories today merely prove we are now living under the very tyranny about which Orwell warned and about which stalwart defenders of liberty such as Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, M. Stanton Evans, and Whitaker Chambers kept an ever-watchful eye.

Here are but a few troubling examples:

**The FCC and the FTC are now planning a government takeover of the news industry, complete with a tax on conservative radio and Internet websites in order to subsidize liberal media outlets that are losing revenue to the point of bankruptcy. This would effectively silence conservatives and give the mouthpieces of the Obama regime full control of the news. Does anyone care that Hitler and Stalin did the very same thing?

Jul 18 07:50

Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

The contents of a secretly recorded video threaten to gravely embarrass not only Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister but also the US administration of Barack Obama.

Seated on a sofa in the house, he tells the family that he deceived the US president of the time, Bill Clinton, into believing he was helping implement the Oslo accords, the US-sponsored peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, by making minor withdrawals from the West Bank while actually entrenching the occupation. He boasts that he thereby destroyed the Oslo process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With geopolitical "friends" like this guy.........who needs enemies?!?

Jul 18 07:43

Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.

His order supports President Barack Obama's plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the governors of all border states stood up to the plate with similar mobilizations, perhaps the states would be able to do the job the Federal government is unwilling or unable to do.

Jul 18 07:42

ANOTHER VIDEO SHOWING OIL LEAKING FROM OCEAN FLOOR NEAR BP WELL HEAD.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, ABCNNBBCBS is trying to con America into thinking that the gulf disaster is over simply because the well head is capped. This propaganda is being put out because BP wants to limit their financial losses over this mess and Obama does not want the Gulf Disaster, which he caused by not reining in the MMS during the first 400 days of his Presidency, following him into the November election.

So what all of you Rivero's Rangers need to do is to grab this and every other video on YouTube that shows oil leaking up from the floor of the ocean and email the link to your friends and families and explain to them that BP and Thad Allen capped the well to get a pretty media picture knowing there was damage to the well casing 1000 feet down and that the oil would simply leak out there instead of the top.

Jul 18 07:35

Roads to Ruin: Towns Rip Up the Pavement

Paved roads, historical emblems of American achievement, are being torn up across rural America and replaced with gravel or other rough surfaces as counties struggle with tight budgets and dwindling state and federal revenue. State money for local roads was cut in many places amid budget shortfalls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But your taxes go to build brand new roads for Jews only in the occupied Palestinian West Bank!

The US Government loots your lives to give to Israel! When will you recover your right to say "no?"

A founding principle of our nation is that the government rules with the consent of the governed. I do not consent to have our taxes go to build Jews-only roads in occupied Palestine while our own roads are allowed to crumble back to dirt and gravel.I rather expect that very few Americans (emphasis on 'Americans' would give their consent.

Jul 18 07:33

Major quakes Aleutians and New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no truth to the rumor that the Earth is shrinking as the oil leaks out of the gulf. :)

Jul 18 07:31

Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling

Usually the dollar serves as a safe haven whenever the world takes fright, and there was plenty of sobering news from China and other quarters on Thursday. Not this time. The US itself has become the problem.

"The worm is turning," said David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC. "We're in a world of rotating sovereign crises. The market seems to become obsessed with one idea at a time, then violently swings towards another. People thought the euro would break-up. Now we're moving into a new phase because we're hearing alarm bells of a US double dip."

Jul 18 07:28

U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea near Chinese territorial waters are forging ahead.

An exact date for the war games has not yet been announced, but is expected to be formalized no later than when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrive in the South Korean capital of Seoul on July 21.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember; although the UN Security Council condemned the sinking of the South Korean ship, it did not assign any blame for that sinking to North Korea.

Rattling sabers is not a sound way to persuade China to get its recalcitrant client state, North Korea, back to the bargaining table.

These exercises appear to be engineered to ratchet up tensions in the region, rather than diffuse them.

Jul 18 07:22

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "health care" bill was never about health care; it was only about extracting more tax dollars out of We the People, period, end of discussion.

Jul 18 06:36

Slaying the Debt Spider

Slaying the Debt Spider

By Chris Bollyn
July 17, 2010

The webs of deception and debt are controlled by an evil spider that is seldom seen.

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."
- U.S. President John Adams

"Britain is the slave of an international financial bloc."
- British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, June 20, 1934

"If the American people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."
- U.S. President Andrew Jackson, 1829

July 17, 2010

Jul 17 22:30

Argentina cold snap (harsh even for winter)

An arctic air mass is hovering over the middle of the country, bringing frigid temperatures and leaving snow on the ground. In Cordoba, north and east of the capital, roads and homes were blanketed in white, making driving conditions trecherous, but exciting children with the rare snowfall.

Jul 17 21:25

Bishop Donald Corder: A Theory of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel

Clear, radical and out of the zone vibrations must inspire the creativity that will be necessary to sufficiently wound the beast of Zion through BDS financial confrontations sufficient to deter their continued designs for the Nation of Palestine, ongoing genocide of its people along with their culture; and subjugation of the Arab Nations.

Jul 17 20:50

Army: Record number of suicides for June

Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June, making it the worst month on record for Army suicides, the service said Thursday.

There were 32 confirmed or suspected suicides among soldiers in June, including 21 among active-duty troops and 11 among National Guard or Reserve forces, according to Army statistics.

Seven soldiers killed themselves while in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan in June, according to the statistics. Of the total suicides, 22 soldiers had been in combat, including 10 who had deployed two to four times.

Jul 17 18:43

Four Dead In Juarez Car Bombing

People in Juarez are recovering from a car bomb that killed four Thursday night. The victims include two federal agents, an ambulance worker and a doctor who was in the area when the bomb went off...

Jul 17 18:00

MSNBC REPORTING THAT COREXIT IS KILLING CLEAN UP WORKERS!!

Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP . Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.

When Corexit 9500, with its 2.61 ppm toxicity level, is combined with the warm waters of the Gulf much of it will transition into a gaseous state that will be absorbed into clouds, to be released as toxic rain upon all of the Eastern United States

Jul 17 17:58

GORDON DUFF: TIME TO END AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF MIDDLE EAST

Even Imaginary Enemies Can Get Tired

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda may have fewer than 30 men in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been asking for a cease fire for months. Turkey and Brazil negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran ending any possible threat, one we strangely, very strangely ignored. “Thermo-nuclear Israel’s” continual whining and manipulation is wearing thin. America’s economy, her Army and her suffering veterans demand an end to our Bush era phony war.

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Jul 17 17:20

NATO: Whoring Itself To American Imperialism

Where the US claims its presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is only temporary the massive infrastructures established in these countries in the form of military bases belies this claim. They are not dispensing “Enduring Freedom” but an enduring presence and Afghanistan and Iraq are only the most recent franchises in a global network of over 700 US military bases.

Imperialism is a very expensive game and has left America the most indebted country in the world. It is fighting foreign wars with borrowed money on borrowed time. It then becomes necessary to defray the costs of this cretinous extravagance by coercing allies, namely NATO, into being the whores of US imperialism all too willing to cough up cash and lives in a sorely corrupted cause for despicable motives.

Jul 17 16:05

KBR Wins $35M Pentagon Contract Despite Criminal Probe Into Electrocution Deaths

Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $35 million Pentagon contract involving major electrical work, even as it is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The announcement of the new KBR contract came just months after the Pentagon, in strongly worded correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, rejected the company's explanation of serious mistakes in Iraq and its proposed improvements. A senior Pentagon official, David J. Graff, cited the company's "continuing quality deficiencies" and said KBR executives were "not sufficiently in touch with the urgency or realities of what was actually occurring on the ground."

Jul 17 16:03

Methane Thought To Be Responsible For Mass Extinction

What caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history 251 million years ago? An asteroid or comet colliding with Earth? A greenhouse effect? Volcanic eruptions in Siberia? Or an entirely different culprit? A Northwestern University chemical engineer believes the culprit may be an enormous explosion of methane (natural gas) erupting from the ocean depths.

Jul 17 16:03

FLASHBACK - Methane eruption blamed for mass extinction

A massive explosion of colourless, odourless natural gas erupting from the ocean depths may have caused the worst mass extinction in the Earth's history some 251 million years ago, according to U.S. geologists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what these bozos are messing with!

Jul 17 15:36

More Dollars to Israel as Settlements Grow

The United States will give Israel the largest "security package" ever, according to its Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro on July 16. Shapiro said the security aid package would be "the most extensive in history", elaborating that in 2010, the administration requested from Congress $2,775 billion in security assistance funding specifically for Israel. According to its own rationale, the US says this boost in money to Israel's security would help to advance the peace process with the Palestinians.

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