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July 2, 2010

Jul 02 09:31

CIA chief promises spies 'new cover’ for secret ops

CIA Director Leon Panetta told employees today that the spy agency is going to give undercover operatives more ways to avoid exposure overseas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Given your recent performance we are issuing you all clown costumes and you will travel around with the various circuses cleaning up the elephant poo. Nobody will suspect you then!"

Jul 02 09:30

The political whores of Washington

Last week, 338 members of the US House of Representatives signed a petition calling on President Obama to veto any resolution by the United Nations denouncing the murderous Israeli raid on the Gaza freedom Flotilla on 31 May, in which 9 Turkish peace activists were brutally but needlessly killed.

Congress is undoubtedly the citadel of Zionist power in the United States. After all, we are talking about a vicious, secretive clique that has succeeded in utilizing the most powerful country on earth in order to expedite the Nazi-like goals of Zionism, namely to annihilate the national existence of the Palestinian people by completing the process of swallowing up their ancestral homeland.

Jul 02 09:29

Choose the winner: Israel or the majors (oil companies)

Israel has “found” at least 23 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Mediterranean, a good portion of which “belongs” to Gaza and Lebanon.

Israel says, in effect, “Screw that.”

“The gas and oil is ours to take and sell. We are the strongest militarily in the area and have global thermonuclear weapons - lots of them. Get used to it.” [1]

Jul 02 09:27

Sanctions and War Threats directed against the Tehran Government: Who Cares About the Iranian People?

The western leaders send sympathetic messages to the Iranian people and declare that they want the well-being of our nation. They express their understanding of the status of Iranian people and assert that they want to empower the "subjugated" and "oppressed" Iranians. In a March 2010 televised message directed at Iran, the U.S. President Barack Obama stated the willingness of his country to provide the Iranians with the facilities of a more hopeful future.

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Just as was the situation with sanctions against Iraq, it will be the people - not the government structure - who will be suffering.

And again as with Iraq, these sanctions are simply a prelude to war; however, I don't believe that the "lag time" between the sanctions and the start of armed combat will be anywhere near as long as was the case with Iraq.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 02 09:27

Wall Street is a Crime Scene, Not a Financial "Cyclical Aberration"

It's shocking that more than 20 years after the movies “Wall Street” revealed the underlying corruption of America's financial center, it is still difficult to get the corporate mainstream media to understand that the economic “collapse” of the last two years was a swindle and not a cyclic aberration.

Jul 02 09:26

The black specks behind surfer Mike Dangerfield are TARBALLS

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I wonder if BP paid for these photos to be taken for PR purposes; to convince people that tarballs at the beach are no big deal?

Jul 02 09:22

House Refuses to Look At the Books - What's Wrong With You and I Looking At The Fed and how it uses our money?

Just before President Woodrow Wilson died, he is reported to have stated to friends that he had been "deceived" and that "I have betrayed my Country". referring to the Federal Reserve Act, passed in 1913 during his Presidency,.

"A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government of conviction, and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress, of small groups of dominant men."

Jul 02 09:16

Costs rise as Capitol crumbles

Key parts of the antiquated U.S. Capitol campus are literally crumbling...

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How symbolically appropriate!

Jul 02 09:14

Energy Hegemony: Israel Eyes Lebanon’s Offshore Gas Reserves

In all regional disputes, big or small, Israel will invariably threaten or implement violence. It is the preferred method of conflict resolution. The recent discovery of natural gas reserves in Lebanese territorial waters, and Israel’s claim to them, is no exception.

It didn’t take long for Israeli infrastructure minister Uzi Landau to raise the prospect of war. That is, if Lebanon attempts to prevent his country from exercising full control over the field despite portions apparently falling within Lebanon’s exclusive economic zone.

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Israel is looking for some justification, any justification, as the excuse to reinvade Lebanon.

Unfortunately, the dispute over the Tamar natural gas field may well be it.

Jul 02 09:13


One demonstration…. different numbers….

Jul 02 09:10


A similar letter signed by 87 US senators was also sent to President Obama, urging him to uphold Israeli interests irrespective of any other consideration.

In fact, the two letters stopped short of demanding that the US back Israel right or wrong, even if that proves detrimental to American national interests, including national security.

In the final analysis, we are talking about a breed of unprincipled politicians who would have us believe that Israel makes no mistakes, does no wrongs, and commits no crimes.

Jul 02 09:08

Rethinking Iran-Contra: A Much Darker Story?

An accumulating body of evidence suggests that the traditional view of Iran-Contra was mistaken, that this conventional understanding of the scandal was like starting a novel in the middle and assuming you’re reading the opening chapter.

Indeed, it now appears clear that the Iran-Contra Affair began five years earlier in 1980, with what has often been treated as a separate controversy, called the October Surprise case, dealing with alleged contacts between Reagan’s presidential campaign and Iran.

In view of the latest evidence – and the crumbling of the long-running October Surprise cover-up – there appears to have been a single Iran-Contra narrative spanning the entire 12 years of the Reagan and Bush I administration, and representing a much darker story.

Jul 02 09:05


Quietly, Israel is preparing the biggest illegal land grab in recent memory, all on Obama’s watch

Jul 02 09:05


Jul 02 09:03

Unemployment rate dips as more workers leave labor force

Employment-seekers decline by 652,000 June, which may reflect people giving up on job-hunting and a reluctance to hire. Overall, the jobless rate falls to 9.5% from 9.7%, the Labor Department reports.

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Left unsaid are the people who just ran out of unemployment benefits, who are no longer counted as unemployed.

Jul 02 09:03

Karzai Approves Plan for Taliban Reintegration

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has approved a plan intended to win over Taliban foot soldiers and low-level commanders, according to NATO officials and an aide to the Afghan official overseeing the effort at Taliban reintegration.

Taliban commanders and spokesmen have publicly disclaimed interest in joining the government in hard-line statements, and say that they have no reason to do so because they believe they are winning the fight against Western and Afghan forces.

But NATO officials say interest is growing. “We’re already seeing small and relatively isolated pockets of reintegration occurring in various places in the country,” said the officer leading NATO’s reintegration team, Maj. Gen. Phil Jones.

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The only way the Taliban leadership will come on board with this plan is for US and NATO forces to leave immediately, and from the looks of it, that will happen when pigs fly.

The "...small and relatively isolated pockets of reintegration occurring in various places in the country...", described by NATO's Gen. Phil Jones, will not lead to the end of violence in Afghanistan.

Jul 02 08:57

Apple 'stunned' to find iPhones showtoo many bars

Apple Inc. said Friday that it was "stunned" to find that its iPhones have for years been using a "totally wrong" formula to determine how many bars of signal strength they are getting.

Apple said that's the reason behind widespread complaints from users that the latest model, iPhone 4, can show a sudden plunge in signal strength when they hold it in a way that covers a small black strip on one edge of the phone. Users online have jokingly called this the "death grip" for the phone.

That drop seems exaggerated because the phone can wrongly display four or five bars of signal strength when it shouldn't, Apple said.

"Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company said in a letter to users.

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I njoticed this on the 3GS as well. I assumed it was because the phone was flipping back and forth in this over-subscribed area.

Jul 02 08:56

'Flotilla passengers were tortured'

Further claims included torture by Israeli authorities once the passengers were taken into custody and brought into the Ashdod port. "The participants received physical blows and were subjected to psychological torture," the report alleged.

IHH described that the raid developed in a hostile manner with the objective to kill, and considered the initial fired shots by the IDF not as warnings, but as shots that were meant to kill unarmed civilians on the ship. The passengers that were killed by shots to the head, who according to the report were unarmed, further proves the objective of the IDF, claimed IHH.

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Memo to the Israeli government: the blowback from the flotilla massacre is not going away any time soon.

Jul 02 08:55

Honolulu city worker furloughs begin Friday

Five thousand city and county workers will be off, without pay, every other Friday. That means dozens of city offices will be closed, including Honolulu and Kapolei Hale, satellite city halls, even gyms and swimming pools.

Jul 02 08:49

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Terrorism is not new. It was used against Russian Tsars, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and British colonial officials. Algerians employed terrorism against the French and later Algerian governments. Basque and Irish separatists freely relied on terrorism. Until Iraq, the most promiscuous suicide bombers were Tamils in Sri Lanka. In none of these cases did the killing occur in response to freedom, whether in America or elsewhere.

The moral issues are daunting enough even if the intelligence is faultless, and it rarely is. Americans should consider how they would react if a more powerful nation was slaughtering their relatives and friends--and even entire families--in an attempt to kill a few targeted individuals alleged to be terrorists.

Jul 02 08:44

At Least 41 Killed, 175 Wounded in Lahore Suicide Bombing

At the moment it is unclear who is responsible for the attack, but the Sunni insurgent groups in the tribal areas of Pakistan generally take a dim view of the nation’s Sufis and the attack is similar to several other attacks by such groups in the past.

The attack is the largest to hit Lahore in over a month. In late May members of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan attacked a pair of Ahmadiyya mosques in the city, killing at least 98.

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Politics, coupled with xenophobic religious fanaticism, is one of the most deadly cocktails ever imbibed by humans throughout history.

Jul 02 08:43

Schwarzenegger orders minimum wage for state workers

The Schwarzenegger administration today ordered State Controller John Chiang to reduce state worker pay for July to the federal minimum allowed by law -- $7.25 an hour for most state workers.

Jul 02 08:40

Do you feel independent on Independence Day?

Before “Old Glory” gets raised, the burgers and dogs go on the grill; before the potato salad and coleslaw and other goodies get heaped on your plate, let me lay this pickle next to them . . .

First, do you feel independent if you’re one of the 10 to 20 percent of America’s unemployed facing your benefits being cut?

Do you feel independent if your voices expressed in the US government, the Congress and President, seem to be in the pockets of all those multi-large corporations they should be monitoring?

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...And Israel?

Jul 02 08:38

UK General Blames Pakistan, Iran for Afghan Attacks

A day after the door closed on NATO’s deadliest month yet in Afghanistan, Britain’s Major General Gordon Messenger is pointing the finger clearly at Pakistani and Iranian officials for the rising number of IED attacks.
Maj. Gen. Gordon Messenger

According to Maj. Gen. Messenger, the British military has “evidence” that the funding for the IED attacks and even some of the components used in the more advanced such devices are coming through both Pakistan and Iran, with some reports suggesting that the militaries and intelligence communities of those two nations are behind it.

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Forgive me, but IF the evidence here was tangibly real, Major General Messenger would be screaming it from the rooftops.

The Afghan people want their country back. They are furious with an invasion and occupation (ultimately, for potential private profit from oil, minerals, and drugs), and want the chance to rebuild their country.

The US and NATO have saddled these people with a monstrously corrupt government, which is almost worse than the Taliban in terms of taking care of its citizens; there is no transparency, functional infrastructure, no real education, no jobs, and a standard of living which has declined appreciably since the invasion and occupation.

All these elements taken together can make make insurgency look attractive, because people believe that there is no other option to making their lives at least a little more tolerable.

We should declare victory, leave Afghanistan, and negotiate with whatever government is left stand in Kabul for the oil and mineral rights.

It certainly wouldn't be any more costly, in blood and money, than the continued military occupation of Afghanistan would be.

Of course, that would be logical.

Jul 02 08:37

Right Wingers Trolling for Jews as MSM Turns the Corner on Calling Out Right Wing Israeli Leadership

Right wingers are using American Jews' loyalty and love for Israel to attempt to lure usually liberal, Democratic voting Jews to the dark side-- conservatism. Most American Jews support Israel and like the idea that there is a Jewish homeland. That doesn't make them rabid Zionists. Their prayer books refer to the land of Israel. Their knowledge of history of the holocaust, of Jews who had nowhere to escape to being herded into cattle cars gives them a positive feeling about Israel. They have an inclination to want to protect Israel.

Jul 02 08:36

Inhofe: Obama Trying to Trade Border Security for Sweeping Amnesty

President Barack Obama’s zeal to give illegal immigrants amnesty is holding the nation’s border security hostage to his political agenda, says GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe.

As Obama called on Congress to tackle comprehensive immigration reform in a speech Thursday afternoon, Inhofe told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the president clearly is using border security as a bargaining chip to obtain amnesty for millions of illegal aliens residing in the United States.

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All of whom will become instant Democratic voters, or so it is thought. They will also become instant competitors for what few jobs are available, skyrocketing unemployment numbers while further depressing wages and salaries.

This from the same President who said it is okay for Israel to shoot Americans trying to bring cookies into Gaza. (A crime Israel is reportedly about to apologize to Turkey, but not America, for!).

Jul 02 08:27

The Spy Scare

If Hoekstra and Townsend are so worried about the alleged danger posed by Russian and Chinese espionage, then surely the considerable Mossad presence ought to concern them as well: after all, when Jonathan Pollard stole priceless secrets from the US on behalf of Tel Aviv, the Israelis traded the information to the Soviets in exchange for the release of tens of thousands of Russian Jews to be sent directly to Israel. According to a 1996 report by the Office of Naval Investigations, the Israelis sold stolen US military technology to the Chinese, and this came out in 2000, again, when Tel Aviv tried to sell China the ultra-secret Phalcon early warning detection system, created in the US.

Jul 02 08:26

Reports: Israel to apologize for flotilla raid

The public rift between Israel and Turkey may be closing somewhat.

Persistent reports in the Turkish press indicate that Israel will formally apologize and pay compensation for the deaths on the Mavi Marmara.

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Turkey stood up to Israel for the attack on their citizens in international workers, and by apologizing, Israel has essentially been forced to admit it acted wrongly in the attack on the aid flotilla.

The moment that happens, the bill passed by Congress supporting Israel's attack on Americans in international waters becomes a signed confession. Every member of Congress who voted for the bill, spoke out in support of Israel, indeed even the President who ordered the US ambassador to the United Nations to intervene at the UN and block an investigation, is now an admitted accessory after the fact in Israel's attack on a US-flagged ship and American citizens in international waters. Because Congress voted to commit this crime, add a conspiracy charge as well.

Where is America's apology, President Pussy?

When does Israel compensate the American activists for their lost equipment and for the death of that 19-year old kid from New York, shot in the head as he lay in the deck, members of Congress?

The government of Turkey has made laughing stocks it of all of you!


Jul 02 08:18

Dollar Plunges After UN Call To Ditch Greenback

The dollar plunged today following a United Nations report which called for the greenback to be replaced as the global reserve currency by the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights (SDRs).

The dollar’s trend of moving inversely to the stock market has seemingly been snapped, with the Dow Jones falling over 100 points at one stage today. However, as soon as markets began to claw back losses, the greenback failed to follow suit, indicating that whichever way markets move, the dollar is in big trouble.

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There is no real trust in the dollar at this point, and for good reason.

With the Federal Reserve having debased the value of US currency, it is logical that economic managers around the world would be looking at another standard-bearer in terms of a long-term stable currency, and the US dollar just isn't it any more.

Jul 02 08:15

Totalitarian Collectivism-“Toxic Obama” - the latest failed Presidency

In Richard M. Nixon, we knew he really was a crook. In Obama we all will finally come to know that he is a second rate bag man for an amateurish criminal crew that reports to the international godfathers of Totalitarian Collectivism. Nixon pioneered relations with Red China and opened the doors for commerce. How well did that turn out? Obama multiplies non-productive public employees as substitutes for well paying productive private sector jobs.

Jul 02 07:50

World tired of us: Israeli minister

Israeli Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, says the world is tired of Israel and that Israel, rather than the Gaza Strip, is actually blockaded.

"We're not the ones maintaining a blockade. We're blockaded, utterly isolated. We're in a situation where the world is tired of us," the Jewish Daily quoted Ben-Elezier as saying in an interview in the Yediot Ahronot Friday supplement.

"They're tired of hearing our explanations, of showing empathy for our troubles, even if they're real troubles. (The world is) Tired of understanding us. This business just isn't working anymore. After 43 years, nobody wants to hear any more explanations about why this occupation is continuing and how we have nobody to talk to." Elezier continued.

Jul 02 07:49

Are the Russians Really Coming?

It sounds like Boris Badenov – or a very bad Ian Fleming knock-off. Apparently, the cabal – numbering eleven spies, at least so far as we know now – was told to infiltrate the US and blend into America just as if they were ordinary people. They would go about their ordinary jobs – consultant, real estate agent, housewife and mother, whatever – take out mortgages, have children, go to PTA meeting, and all the while they were really sinister Russian agents, plotting god-knows-what heinous schemes designed to steal our secrets, influence government policy, and undermine the very fabric of American life. No kidding….

Jul 02 07:48

Obama signs new round of Iran sanctions for AIPAC (on behalf of Israel)

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, before signing tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system.

“With these sanctions — along with others — we are striking at the heart of the Iranian government’s ability to fund and develop its nuclear programs,” Obama said in an advance copy of his remarks ahead of a bill signing ceremony.

Jul 02 07:30

Melbourne still suffering through record cold snap

WINTER is here and it's giving Melbourne the cold shoulder.

For the past six days, icy temperatures below 13C have kept Melbourne's heaters running hot.

It's the first time in 14 years the city has endured such a long cold snap, which has included our coldest day of the year so far, with a top of 10.8C on Tuesday.

Jul 02 07:28

Flu Vaccines, pharma fraud, quack science, the CDC and WHO -- all exposed by Richard Gale and Gary Null

(NaturalNews) A remarkable article was published today by authors Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null of the Progressive Radio Network (http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com). It may be the most shocking (and important) public health article published in the last two years. If you read just one health article this entire month, make it this one.

Jul 02 06:34

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order

The ‘Technological Revolution’ (or ‘Technetronic’ Revolution, as Brzezinski termed it in 1970) involves two major geopolitical developments. The first is that as technology advances, systems of mass communication rapidly accelerate, and the world’s people are able to engage in instant communication with one another and gain access to information from around the world. In it, lies the potential – and ultimately a central source – of a massive global political awakening. Simultaneously, the Technological Revolution has allowed elites to redirect and control society in ways never before imagined, ultimately culminating in a global scientific dictatorship, as many have warned of since the early decades of the 20th century.

Jul 02 06:29

Natives urge Stanley Park name change

Some B.C. politicians say officials should consider a native group's suggestion that Vancouver's Stanley Park revert to its original First Nations name, Xwayxway.

The chief of the Squamish First Nation, Ian Campbell, said Wednesday that the well-known downtown park should be renamed Xwayxway pronounced kwhy-kway as it was known for thousands of years.


Canada's equivalent of Israel's Palestinians speak out. You can be quite certain politicians are eying up a potential money grab in this.

Jul 02 06:24

BP bets on Kevin Costner's oil cleaning machine

It was treated as an oddball twist in the otherwise wrenching saga of the BP oil spill when Kevin Costner stepped forward to promote a device he said could work wonders in containing the spill's damage. But as Henry Fountain explains in the New York Times, the gadget in question - an oil-separating centrifuge - marks a major breakthrough in spill cleanup technology. And BP, after trial runs with the device, is ordering 32 more of the Costner-endorsed centrifuges to aid the Gulf cleanup.


Maybe it will work on some of the oil. But it won't touch the toxic mess they created with Corexit in lower levels of the gulf. That mess is going to be affecting the whole gulf area and more for generations - long after BP has ceased to pay for damages.

Jul 02 06:18

Report: Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans

Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger not only for marine life but for the millions of humans who depend on seafood.

A report released Thursday noted high levels of cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, silver, mercury and titanium in tissue samples taken by dart gun from nearly 1,000 whales over five years. From polar areas to equatorial waters, the whales ingested pollutants that may have been produced by humans thousands of miles away, the researchers said.


Pass me another plate of those Gulf of Toxico shrimp.

Jul 02 06:16

Explosion at National Defence bldg in Quebec

An explosion has torn through a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

No one appears to have been injured in the blast which occurred at about 3 a.m. ET.

The glass doors of the centre have been blown out and police have sent a bomb squad to the scene.


Looks like someone is trying to tell the government and the military something.

Jul 02 06:06

GM China Sales Surpass U.S

Jul 02 05:47

Hackers target Microsoft Windows XP support system

Hi-tech criminals are "escalating" attacks on an unpatched bug in the Windows XP help and support system.

Microsoft said it had seen more than 10,000 machines hit by the attack that, so far, it has not found a fix for.

Windows PCs falling victim will have control of that machine handed over to attackers.

Microsoft said the attacks had gone from theoretical to real very quickly and urged users to take steps to protect themselves.

Jul 02 05:35

Flashback: The Israeli Spy Ring

The story of the uncovering of the largest spy ring ever discovered inside the United States should be the story of the century, if indeed the US media is looking out for the best interests of the American people. That this spy ring helped drug smugglers evade investigators should be a major scandal, if indeed the US media is looking out for the best interests of the American people. That the spy ring includes companies able to track and tap into any phone in America, including the White House, should be a cause celebre', if indeed the US media is looking out for the best interests of the American people.

But they are not. The media is trying to bury this story. They are spiking it, erasing it from their web sites in a chilling real-life Orwellian rewriting of history.

Jul 02 05:26

Pot Versus Alcohol: Experts Say Booze Is the Bigger Danger

For more than three decades, America's marijuana policies have been based upon rhetoric. Perhaps it's time to begin listening to what the experts have to say.

Jul 02 05:22

Afghanistan - Obama's War for Israel

Afghanistan - Obama's War for Israel
July 1, 2010

Bruce Riedel is Obama's chief adviser on the war in Afghanistan and the father of the ill-advised "surge", which calls for tens of thousands more U.S. troops to be sent to the failing campaign. Riedel is employed in a Mossad-funded think tank run by an Israeli friend of Ehud Barak. Is this the "change" Americans really wanted?

Jul 02 05:16

RALPH NADER: The termination of Helen Thomas’ career

Although the behind the scenes story has yet to come out, the evisceration was launched by two pro-Israeli war hawks, Ari Fleischer and Lanny Davis. Fleischer was George W. Bush’s press secretary who bridled under Helen Thomas’ questioning regarding the horrors of the Bush-Cheney war crimes and illegal torture. His job was not to answer this uppity woman but to deflect, avoid and cover up for his bosses.

Davis was the designated defender whenever Clinton got into hot water. As journalist Paul Jay pointed out, he is now a Washington lobbyist whose clients include the cruel corporate junta that overthrew the elected president of Honduras. Both men rustled up the baying pack of Thomas-haters during the weekend and filled the unanswered narrative on Fox and other facilitating media.

Jul 02 05:10

Gerald Celente: Doom of Currencies!

Jul 02 05:05

Millions of Swine Flu Vaccine Doses Have Expired and Will Be Burned

About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired -- meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash.

Jul 02 05:04

Ralph Nader On 'Questions For Supreme Court Nominee Kagan'

Questions that should be asked by congress yet will not be. Our government is run by those that serve and obey corporate interests regardless of what party they may belong to. Ralph Nader will never be elected President, he would make a fine senator and should run for senator in NY.

Jul 02 05:02

Flu Vaccines, pharma fraud, quack science, the CDC and WHO

Dr. Anthony Morris is a distinguished virologist and a former Chief Vaccine Office at the FDA. His view about influenza vaccines summarizes their efficacy well. In Morris’s opinion there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza,’ Dr. Morris states, as a matter of record, “The producers of these vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”

Jul 02 04:55

Warmington: Cops had hands 'cuffed

I have had several frontline police officers tell me they were told not to get involved. But even before that decision was made, says one insider, there was mass confusion and indecision.

"The orders went from engage to, no, don't engage to engage to, no, don't engage,' " said an officer. "It was an absolute shambles. Everyone was talking over each other on the radio. Nobody seemed to know what to do. It was just a mess."

The officer said that eventually there was "a clear order from the command centre saying 'Do not engage' " and, at that point, smelling weakness and no repercussions, the downtown was effectively turned over to the vandals while police, up to 19,000 strong, were ordered to stay out of it.

Jul 02 00:32

Jobless Benefits Gone For 1.2 Million

It has begun, Let the Summer of Rage Begin

Jul 02 00:02



There are nuclear weapons out there, maybe in terrorists hands, two or five, as many as seven or more. Iran and North Korea didn’t build them. North Korea’s nuclear program is a sham and Iran may simply be a scapegoat. Iran is not building nuclear weapons, they don’t possess the necessary centrifuges to enrich uranium. Using their available technology, a nuclear weapon could not be produced in a century.

July 1, 2010

Jul 01 23:42

Israel's Nuclear Arsenal /Espionage-- July 7, 2010 DC Panel Discussion

Israel's Nuclear Arsenal - Espionage, Opacity and Future - July 7, 2010 DC Panel Discussion
Wed Jun 30, 10:34 am ET
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do newly declassified documents about weapons grade uranium and dual-use technology diversions from the US reveal about the role of espionage in building Israel's secret arsenal? Did Israel's proposed nuclear weapons sales to apartheid South Africa signal they are still for sale if the partner and price are right?. . . . Join our panelists for an exciting discussion of these timely questions!

Jul 01 23:05

FLASHBACK - As World Decries Israel's Action, Obama Seeks to Quiet Outrage over Gaza Flotilla Killings

Amid nearly universal condemnation of Monday's pre-dawn Israeli assault in international waters on a flotilla carrying humanitarian and reconstruction aid bound for Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has steadfastly avoided assigning blame.

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Back in 1941, there was this foreign nation, Japan, which was illegally occupying other peoples' lands in China and Indonesia.

There were Americans in close proximity to that foreign nation, in the then-territory of Hawaii, and even though the Americans had not actually done much of anything, that foreign nation decided it had the right to attack and kill Americans just on the off chance that somewhere down the road, they might be in inconvenience.

Thus came about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Now, just for a moment imagine that instead of declaring immediate war on those who attacked Americans, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had rushed over to the League of Nations to explain why Japan's attack on Americans was really no big deal, and that Japan had good reason to attack and kill Americans! Imagine if Roosevelt, instead of the "Day of Infamy" speech, had made countless excuses why Japan was perfectly right to attack and kill Americans. Imagine that the US Congress, instead of voting war against the nation that attacked Americans decided to punish those who criticized the nation that attacked Americans?

Quite an amazing fantasy isn't it? Yet this is exactly what we have seen the present government do over the last few weeks ever since Israel�s attack on the aid flotilla!

Israel, citing grounds of national security, occupies the lands of Palestine, just as Japan, citing national security, occupied China. The Americans in the aid flotilla had not actually done anything to threaten Israel, just like the Americans sitting in Pearl Harbor had done nothing to threaten Japan.

1941 Japan attacks Americans in the middle of an ocean and the US goes to war against Japan.

2010 Israel attacks Americans in the middle of a sea and the US Government protects the attacker.

Jul 01 23:02

40 Articles That Explain Credit Card Interest Rates

Jul 01 23:02

German motion urges end to Gaza siege

In an unusual demonstration of unity against Israeli policy, a German cross-party motion is urging the parliament to call on Tel Aviv Israel to lift the Gaza blockade.

Jul 01 23:01

Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

That's the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head.

Jul 01 23:00

Allegations Emerge BP Is Dumping Sand To Cover Oil

C.S.'s original goal was to gain access to some of the areas being guarded by BP contractors and deemed "off limits" to reporters, but yesterday he, along with Save Our Shores's Judson Parker, made an unexpected discovery.

They believe that BP has been dumping sand on the beaches in order to cover up oil.

Jul 01 22:54

Proving Oil Cover Up Pensacola Beach

Jul 01 22:53

Elena Kagan must produce her entire family lineage prior to her confirmation hearings and this is why…

Yes, she will probably glide through confirmation, grinning and smiling and loving all the attention just like any spoiled child of privilege would upon receiving some special award only she thinks she actually earned. She might actually be the last person in the world to understand how she got where she is, how she got the “right” offers from the “right” law firms and the “right” appointments in the White House. She may never really understand why it is that her life has been so blessed by all the neoliberals around her who keep making sure there has always been a place at the Big Table for her.

Jul 01 22:51

Secret talks with Turkey backfire on Netanyahu

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's firebrand Foreign minister, took to the airwaves in anger yesterday after learning second-hand of secret talks between Israeli and Turkish officials aimed at smoothing over a recent diplomatic row.

The clandestine talks between the Israeli Trade minister, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, and Turkey's Foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, appeared to achieve little but plunge Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, into a fresh domestic crisis after Mr Lieberman learnt of the talks from Israeli television.

Jul 01 22:51

Quietly, Israel is preparing the biggest illegal land grab in recent memory, all on Obama's watch

This week, an Israeli government body was set to approve "an unprecedented master plan" for an all-out expansion of Jewish settlements that would effectively -- using the words of one Palestinian official -- "decapitate" East Jerusalem's Arab identity.

The plan would see the building of tens of thousands of Jewish-only apartments in East Jerusalem to be constructed on Arab owned land.

Jul 01 21:54

IARA LEE: We witnessed Outrageous Brutality by Israeli Commandos

Despite the fact that the youngest of Israel’s victims on the flotilla — 19-year old Furkan Dogan — was an American citizen, we cannot rely on our American leaders in this pursuit of justice.

Jul 01 21:49

Bishop Donald Corder: The Sun Tzu of a Turkish Samurai – Heaven and Earth

Noise, contradictions and lies fill the media air waves of America as the Zionist propaganda machine goes about the business of recruiting spies from Facebook, Twitter Wars with Iran and setting the broader stage for the shedding of more Middle Eastern blood

Jul 01 18:53

Obama warns Iran of new pressure, signs sanctions

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran's capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran's access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system.

"With these sanctions -- along with others -- we are striking at the heart of the Iranian government's ability to fund and develop its nuclear programs," Obama said at a White House ceremony, before signing the sanctions into law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama and the US Congress: Iran is developing a power station! Nothing more; nothing less.

Iran, as a member of the NNPT, has the right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes, such as developing nuclear energy.

As a signatory to the NNPT, Iran has had its nuclear facilities rigorously inspected by the IAEA. To date (at least, until the UN slapped sanctions against Iran for having conducted its nuclear program by the book), no nuclear material has been found to have gone missing, and the enrichment performed has only been enough for isotopes for medical use, which is a 20% enrichment.

Weapons grade enrichment would require over a 90% enrichment.

Israel, on the other hand, which does have nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the NNPT, or to have their nuclear facilities inspected.

The US is forbidden by law (the Symington Amendment, among others) to send any aid or money to any country which possesses nuclear weapons, but refuses to sign the NNPT.

The US sends Israel billions of dollars illegally every year.

This colossal double standard of the US's having sanctioned Iran, which does not have nuclear weapons, and yet continuing to fund Israel illegally, which does have nuclear weapons, is truly amazing.

Jul 01 18:51

Former CUNY professor admits to being a spy for Russia

A former CUNY professor accused of spying for Russia told federal authorities right after his arrest that he had a fake name and that "he would not violate his loyalty to the" Russian secret "service even for his son," federal prosecutors said today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't the first duty of that loyalty to NOT BLAB THAT YOU WORK FOR THEM?

This whole story is a joke!

Jul 01 18:43

Allegations Emerge BP Is Dumping Sand To Cover Oil

Yesterday, I contacted a friend of mine, C.S. Muncy, who is a photojournalist currently raising all kinds of hell down in southern Louisiana.

C.S.'s original goal was to gain access to some of the areas being guarded by BP contractors and deemed "off limits" to reporters, but yesterday he, along with Save Our Shores's Judson Parker, made an unexpected discovery.

They believe that BP has been dumping sand on the beaches in order to cover up oil. You can view some video Judson shot of the beach over here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is true, why the heck is Obama's administration allowing BP to get away with this?!?!

That means that the toxic legacy of this oil may be left on the Gulf's shores for decades!!

Jul 01 18:40

Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when?

That's the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the information gathered from this FOIA request shows US foreknowledge of this attack, it will demonstrate, once and for all, that this country's government has completely and cavalierly sold out it's citizens to a foreign nation.

If the US knew that an American flagged vessel was going to be hijacked in international waters, with one American killed, and several others injured in the aftermath, and did nothing, the President, Congress, the Pentagon, and State Department should immediately resign en masse, right now.

They have become unworthy of both their positions, and the trust of the American people.

Jul 01 18:24

Goldman Sachs Refuses to Release Derivatives Data

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. refused a request from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to reveal how much it makes trading derivatives, saying the bank doesn’t separate the figure from other businesses.

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Jul 01 18:20

FLASHBACK - IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned.

Jul 01 18:17

And it WAS a great victory, if the objective was to reduce population!

Jul 01 18:16

Top UN nuclear inspector Olli Heinonen resigns

"We confirm that Mr. Heinonen informed the director general of his resignation for personal reasons to take effect at the end of August," IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said. "The director general has decided to respect his intention, with high appreciation for this long contribution to the agency."

Jul 01 17:46

Here's The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off

MAP OF THE DAY: Here's The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off
Gregory White | Jul. 1, 2010
War worries in the Middle East continue to grow, as it has been revealed that Iran has supplied Syria with radar capable of detecting Israeli planes flying at high altitudes.
That ability to detect could cut off one of Israel's main attack routes for targeting Iran.
Israel has reopened secret talks with Turkey, after last months flotilla incident divided the two allies. Those talks have occurred due to pressure from President Obama, according to Haaretz.
That is one attack path Israel is in the process of securing. The Saudi Arabia route may already be available.
From Republica.it, note the central route's path over Syria:[Map pic]

Jul 01 16:32

Time to shut down the US Federal Reserve?

However, Dr Athreya’s assertions cannot be allowed to pass. The current generation of economists have led the world into a catastrophic cul de sac. And if they think we are safely on the road to recovery, they still fail to understand what they did.

Central banks were the ultimate authors of the credit crisis since it is they who set the price of credit too low, throwing the whole incentive structure of the capitalist system out of kilter, and more or less forcing banks to chase yield and engage in destructive behaviour.

Jul 01 16:18


Jul 01 15:59

Israel offers prisoner swap for Shalit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is where we find out if Israel accidentally bombed him during CAST LEAD

Jul 01 15:31

Rights Group Files FOIA Requests Regarding Israel Attack on Flotilla Delivering Aid to Gaza

Jul 01 14:24

238 presidential scholars: Bush worst president of modern era, fifth worst in US history

It's one thing for a coterie of liberals at a late-night Washington soirée to say that George W. Bush was the worst president in their lifetimes.

It's another thing when the same is said by the nation's 238 leading presidential scholars, who have been polled annually for the last 28 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

C'mon, Obama, you're not trying! :)

Jul 01 14:21

Russian spies: US case could derail Medvedev, boost Putin

The Russian spy case, in which 10 alleged Russian spies were arrested just days after President Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev held one of the friendliest US-Russia meetings ever, looks like a carefully timed plot by disgruntled American hawks to reverse the warming relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess I am not the only person who thinks this spy story is hinky!

Jul 01 14:20

Did Right-Wing Militarists Sabotage Gary Power's U-2 Plane?

"After a lifetime of Government service, President Eisenhower went to bed on the night of April 30th, 1960 secure in the belief that he, Macmillan of Britain, DeGaulle of France, and Khrushchev of the USSR would meet in Paris on May 16th in a summit conference that would seal agreements for peace throughout the world. Eisenhower was believed to be a powerful world figure whose dedication to this Crusade for Peace would succeed. But as he slept, fail-safe failed. Three or four moles in the Pentagon, doing the bidding of their masters, flashed coded signals across the world to send out a lone U-2 plane on one of the longest and most impossible missions ever attempted by a U-2 -- a 3,900-mile journey from Peshawar, Pakistan across the Soviet Union to Bodo, on the northern tip of Norway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama and Medvedev had a recent meeting which "reset" US-Russian relations. This reverses the trend towards a new cold war being pushed by US defense contractors and Pentagon Officials. And just as the efforts by Eisenhower and Kruschev to pull back from the nuclear brink were sabotaged by the carefully orchestrated sabotage of Francis Gary Powers' U-2 mission, so too this "reset" of US-Russian is now imperiled by the suspiciously convenient timing of this "Russian" spy ring.

Look how much media coverage these "spies" are getting,m even though they were not caught actually doing any real spying. Contrast that with the news coverage of the Israeli spy ring in 2001 (the largest foreign spy ring ever uncovered in the US) and the AIPAC spy scandal, which were treated rather casually even though in these cases actual crimes had been committed. Aside from one story at ABC. the three Mossad agents arrested after dancing and high-fiving as the World Trade Towers came down vanished almost immediately.

This story has felt wanky from the start.

Who benefits if US and Russian relations are wrecked? The defense industry, of course. The Pentagon, obviously benefits. And then there is Israel, which clearly is worried about Russia's continued support of Iran. And all we have to support this idea that these are Russian spies intending us evil is one confession, offered freely after waiving Miranda rights. Does that sound like a real spy to you, confessing so quickly? Or is this a planted disinfo agent, playing a role for the media?

Jul 01 13:59

Whistle blower to testify on oil spill worst fear:BP deliberately sinks oil with Corexit as cover up

In a shocking interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on June 29th, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it.

McCallister said, “Everybody in Europe, where the standard practice is to raise the oil and collect it, is scratching their heads, and quite honestly laughing at what’s happening in the Gulf.” He added, “Everyone is looking at us and wondering why we’re allowing this to happen.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Concealing this scam may be why Obama waited to long to allow other nations to send in assistance!

This is indeed America's Chernobyl!

Jul 01 13:57

Little 6-Year-Old Girl Put On Homeland Security Terror Watch List

Jul 01 13:47

House passes unemployment benefits extension

After a failed attempt earlier this week, the House voted to extend the deadline to file for federal jobless benefits Thursday. But the bill will be stuck in limbo as Congress takes a weeklong summer break.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See what happens when we scare them? :)

Jul 01 13:46


I am looking at cameras 8 and 9 in this display and it seems pretty obvious that the amount of oil leaking out from the top of the blowout preventer is increasing.

We now know that both the drill pipes and the well casing were destroyed in the original "kick", and debris from the drill pipe blown up into the BOP is what kept the pincher system from working. We knew that the well casing was breached from the failure of the top kill and the seepage coming up from cracks in the surrounding sea floor.

So, it appears that the oil is blasting up through the drilled bore hole without the protection of the drill pipe or the well casing. Inevitably the flow has to be eroding the sides of the bore. Which means the hole is enlarging, slowly, but still enlarging.

Jul 01 13:42

The Corruptive Influence of Power

Whatever the original ideology might have been, what it boils down to in the end is this:
Too much power in the hands of too few will inevitably lead to terrible suffering for far too many.

Jul 01 13:39

IMF chief rules out double-dip global recession

The “recovery will go on without a double dip,” the IMF managing director said to a question at a forum hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So spend, spend, spend, you sheep you, because if you don't buy a lot of jewelry on credit, the terrorists will have won!!!"

Jul 01 13:36

Millions of vaccine doses to be burned

About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.

"It's a lot, by historical standards," said Jerry Weir, who oversees vaccine research and review for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But heck, the big pharma boys got their money and that's what really counts!

Jul 01 13:34

Dollar Plunges After UN Call To Ditch Greenback

The dollar plunged today following a United Nations report which called for the greenback to be replaced as the global reserve currency by the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights (SDRs).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What they are talking about are US Federal Reserve Notes. "Greenbacks" are actually the value-based notes issued by Abraham Lincoln to finance the Civil War without shackling the Americans to the private bankers. They worked so well that Lincoln intended to keep them in circulation after the war. But following Lincoln's assassination, Congress ordered the Greenbacks out of circulation. The term "greenback" was then co-opted to mean any US currency to obscure the difference between Lincoln's notes and the bank notes.

Jul 01 13:29

Oil Spills, Coal Disasters, Immigration Hysteria: Unlearned Lessons from 1924

Here are the news headlines in 1924: Oil spills, coal mining disasters and immigration hysteria.

Jul 01 13:26

Europe approves US mass data grab

Europe has signed a deal to hand over all bank transaction data to the US in order to help the ongoing war on terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bull biscuits! This is about a desperate clutching dying grasp for that one last tax dollar before the total collapse!

Jul 01 13:19

Foul play revealed in death of weapons inspector Dr David Kelly

In Britain, dramatic new testimony has emerged in the death of UN weapons inspector Dr David Kelly. A female colleague says Kelly couldn’t possibly have committed suicide, because Kelly had a hand and arm injury and was too weak to have cut his own wrist.

Jul 01 13:18

Turkey: Secret meeting unsuccessful

Despite a secret meeting between Turkey and Israel, Turkey's demands remain unchanged, according to a Reuters report Thursday.

The meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Israeli Trade and Industry Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer took place in Brussels on Wednesday.

Turkey wants Israel to apologize for the Flotilla raid, agree to UN inquiry into the incident, pay compensation, and end the blockade of the Gaza Strip in order to mend relations between the two countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess screaming "Anti-Semite", "Jew hater", and "You PUTZ!" didn't win over the Turks this time! :)

Jul 01 13:05


Not much enthusiasm for the red, white, and blue!

Jul 01 13:03

'Not Enough Money' for BP Oil Spill Claims

An estimated 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil a day has been gushing out of the ruptured well since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sank on April 22 some 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Some 423 miles (681 kilometers) of US shorelines have now been oiled as crude gushes into the sea at an alarming rate, 10 weeks into the worst environmental disaster in US history.

Feinberg, who Obama named to administer the 20-billion-dollar claims fund, insisted that BP will "pay every eligible claim," but cautioned that many perceived damages may not qualify.

"I use that famous example of a restaurant in Boston that says, 'I can't get shrimp from Louisiana, and my menu suffers and my business is off,'" Feinberg told the House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on Wednesday.

Jul 01 13:01

US takes stock of 'withering' Afghanization

The system designed to track the success of Afghan police training is deeply flawed, says a report by the United States Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Some 67 out of 101 Afghan National Police (ANP) units rated capable of working independently had regressed within a year, said the report published on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was the same with "Vietnamization", too.

Jul 01 12:49

ABCBSNBC Lost One Million Viewers Last Quarter

The big three nightly news broadcasts, NBC Nightly, CBS Evening and ABC World, lost a combined one million viewers in the second quarter of 2010, according to TVNewser.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our readership and listenership is up!

See "I am blogger, hear me roar!"

Jul 01 12:44

Lawmakers Want State Money To Ship Out Homeless

“I think that's a drop in the bucket to send them back home and have their family and friends happier. It's the most effective means. And it's not like we're dumping people back there. They have to be people eager and willing to go back like Gregory,” Cabanilla said.

Rep. John Mizuno said he's chipping in $100 of his own money to buy Gregory a ticket, and said it would make sense to use state funds to send others home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: A private benefactor stepped forward to pay for Gregory Reese' ticket back home, and in the long run, it costs Hawaii less to buy tickets for those who wish to return to their families on the mainland than to support them here on the islands.

In the long run, however, the economy needs to come back so that people have jobs and do not need to be homeless, and to accomplish that we need to get rid of TSA, which has ruined our tourism industry.

Jul 01 12:40

Audit-the-Fed Goes Down, 229-198

This is no surprise. Neither party wants to audit the counterfeiting enterprise that is at the dark heart of the regime. The Republicans voted for it only for partisan reasons. When they are in power, the bill will never even come up. But here is the victory: through this device Ron Paul has added many more people to the vast numbers he has educated on the true nature of the central bank. The only victory that matters is in the hearts and minds of the people; good will never come from the top down. Ron Paul has advanced the cause of truth by a huge margin, where it counts, educationally. We are being ripped off through inflation, business cycles, and redistribution, and through the corporatism and wars the Fed makes possible. That is Ron Paul’s lesson, and the reason we must End the Fed.

Jul 01 12:24

Enough With the Empty Words

Nothing irks me more than politicians who blow off serious situations with hollow phrases on the outrageous assumption that people will actually believe them. Living in Palestine with a career revolved around words, you can imagine how many times I am irked in a day. Today is no different.

The US, the UN, Europe and Israel use empty words to satisfy the press, offer up some limp semblance of concern and avoid any real responsibility towards an issue that requires decisive action.