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June 22, 2009

Jun 22 12:22

RFK Jr. Explains Vaccines and Autism Coverup

The powers that be would like to vaccinate the entire planet for H1N1, to save the children of course.

Jun 22 12:02

Iran Falling to US PSYOPS?

Paul Craig Roberts
Infowars
June 22, 2009President Obama called on the Iranian government to allow protesters to control the streets in Tehran. Would Obama or any US president allow protesters to control the streets in Washington, D.C.?

We are now witnessing in Tehran US "attempts to foment a popular revolution" in the guise of another CIA-orchestrated "color revolution".

There was more objective evidence that George W. Bush stole his two elections than there is at this time of election theft in Iran. But there was no orchestrated media campaign to discredit the US government.

Jun 22 11:52

Ron Paul: The World's Most Popular U.S. Congressman

Months after his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination ended, Rep. Ron Paul has become a hot ticket on the international stage. Unlikely as it may seem, Paul, a Texas Republican, is the most popular member of Congress outside the United State, if foreign television appearances are any indication.

How much international media does a typical member of Congress do? "Practically none," says a top House GOP communications aide.

Jun 22 11:39

Kissenger Threatens Regime Change In Iran

Wil this vampire ever die?

Jun 22 11:27

Numbers On Welfare See Sharp Increase

Welfare rolls, which were slow to rise and actually fell in many states early in the recession, now are climbing across the country for the first time since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging "to end welfare as we know it" more than a decade ago.

Jun 22 11:27

Housing Market Disaster Worsens

The brief moment of hope that housing had hit a bottom and that both the rate of home sales and prices would improve is slipping away. The pressures that will push prices down, by another 20% in some markets, are rising interest rates and an unemployment rate that will almost certainly go over 10% and stay there for several quarters.

Jun 22 11:24

Is NEDA the face of the new Iranian revolution?

This short video is hard to watch.

Will the insanity ever end?


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Mgid
Jun 22 11:19

U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent," according to the former crown prince of Iran...

Jun 22 11:18

Tillman's mom: McChrystal lied at hearing

The mother of slain U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman says Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal lied about her son's death during a congressional hearing.

Mary Tillman, mother of the former NFL star who was killed by friendly fire five years ago in Afghanistan, said McChrystal lied Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee when he said there was no intent to deceive anyone about the cause of Tillman's death, CNN reported.

Jun 22 10:51

The Greatest Non-Apology of All Time

Anyone else out there find himself doubled over laughing after reading Goldman, Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein’s “apology” for his bank’s behavior leading up to the financial crisis?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can suck my yacht!" -- Fat Cats after writing themselves record bonuses after taking billions in taxpayer-funded bailouts!

Jun 22 10:48

Heads up! Somalia in western sights?

While your eyes have been diverted to the "colour revolution in Iran... things have been heating up in Somalia!



Jun 22 10:34

U.S. Navy Destroyer Tracks North Korean Ship Off Coast of China

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABCNNBBCBS is waving North Korea at you to distract you from the fact that the Federal Reserve is taking over control of the nation's economy!

Jun 22 10:32

Unemployment crisis grips US states

Obama's economic advisers predicted in January that with passage of the economic stimulus package, the US unemployment rate this year would not exceed 8 percent in 2009. It has already hit 9.4 percent, rendering meaningless the stimulus package's modest promises of job creation. Most economists now believe that the US unemployment rate will top 10 percent by year’s end, and that it could rise to 11 percent at some point in 2011.

There is general agreement, moreover, that employment levels and conditions of labor will not return to those that prevailed prior to the financial crisis. This is no accident. The ruling elite, led by the Obama administration, has seized on the crisis as a long-awaited chance to restructure class relations to its advantage for decades to come.

Jun 22 10:30

Obama's (Latest) Surrender to Wall Street

In reaching across the aisle for Republican support – and no doubt future campaign contributions from the financial sector Pres. Obama is morphing into Joe Lieberman. There also is a touch of Boris Yeltsin in his sponsorship of a financial “reform” ominously similar to what advisor Larry Summers backed in Russia – relinquishing government power to a banking elite. The Financial Regulatory Reform proposal promotes Wall Street’s “product,” debt creation, at the expense of the economy at large, and lets financial chieftains continue to self-regulate the debt industry – and to keep scot-free all their gains from the past decade’s worth of fraudulent lending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"IRAN! NORTH KOREA! SWINE FLU! IRAN! NORTH KOREA! SWINE FLU! IRAN! NORTH KOREA! SWINE FLU! IRAN! NORTH KOREA! SWINE FLU! IRAN! NORTH KOREA! SWINE FLU!" -- ABCNNBBCBS

Jun 22 10:27

CIA, Iran and the Election Riots - June 14, 2009



Jun 22 10:25

Soup kitchen queues grow as US teeters on brink of new downturn

One of America's largest food companies, Kellogg's, is asking for donations from the public to help fight hunger - not in the developing world, but in the heart of the US, where handouts from "food banks" are catering for a growing number of families struggling to make ends meet.

Jun 22 10:24

Costs are keeping patients from care

People with robust health insurance are putting off doctors’ appointments and skimping on prescriptions because they can’t afford the increasing costs of copayments and deductibles, according to managers of patient-assistance hot lines in Massachusetts.

Jun 22 10:15

Former crown prince sees 'revolutionary climate' in Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I WARNED YOU! THE US IS PLANING ON PUTTING IN A NEW SHAH!

Jun 22 10:15

Don't blink, history is in the making again in Iran

You might think the year is 1979. The world watched in amazement — and some horror — as the Iranian Revolution began in earnest. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left the country and a mysterious figure, the Ayatollah Khomeini, a stranger to most Westerners, returned to Tehran in a homecoming that attracted millions of Iranians. The average American didn’t place much interest in those events until November 1979, when 52 American were held hostage. The ordeal lasted 444 days and the saga virtually cut Iran off to any American influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Media starts to sell a new Shah of Iran!



Jun 22 10:07

Congressman proposes enclosing Capitol gallery in Plexiglas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That will prevent Congresscritters from leaping up and savaging any visitors that have the smell of money or small boys on them.

Jun 22 10:05

The rise of Hate 2.0

The number of hate and terrorist websites has increased by a third in the past year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Jun 22 10:03

The waning power of truth

David Ray Griffin, the nemesis of the collection of disinformation known as the 9/11 Commission Report, has taken up the question of Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive?

On the basis of the available evidence, Griffin concludes that bin Laden died in December 2001, most likely of kidney failure.

Jun 22 10:02

What Actually Happened in the Iranian Presidential Election?

Since the June 12 Iranian presidential elections, Iran "experts” have mushroomed like bacteria in a Petri dish. So here is a quiz for all those instant experts. Which major country has elected more presidents than any in the world since 1980? Further, which nation is the only one that held ten presidential elections within thirty years of its revolution?

The answer to both questions, of course, is Iran. Since 1980, it has elected six presidents, while the U.S. is a close second with five, and France at three. In addition, the U.S. held four presidential elections within three decades of its revolution to Iran’s ten.



Jun 22 09:40

Beijing cautions US over Iran

Beijing fears a confrontation looming and counsels Obama to keep the pledge in his Cairo speech not to repeat such errors in the US's Middle East policy as the overthrow of the elected government of Mohammed Mosaddeq in Iran in 1953.

Jun 22 09:37

Iranian Unrest: Evidence Of Western Intelligence Meddling

The following summary, with extensive links, highlights the major evidence that suggests western intelligence agencies are aiding in stirring up unrest inside Iran as part of a "color revolution" to foment regime change.

Jun 22 09:35

WHEN A ‘HOAX’ IS REALLY THE TRUTH…..

I posted the original piece thinking it was real, but clarified it the next day with THIS post. In the following report, the author of the original satire gives his views regarding the publicity it received….

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even though the original article was a hoax with regard to Ban Ki Moon, the facts regarding Israel's membership in the United nations are accurate and true. Under General Assembly Resolution 273, Israel was admitted on the condition that it grant all Palestinians the right to return to their homes and receive compensation for lost or damaged property, according to General Assembly Resolution 194, paragraph 11.

Suffice to say, Israel has never lived up to these terms.

Israel's membership in the UN is therefore null and void.

Jun 22 09:20

Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away

Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. They have long embodied this struggle. It is we who need to be taught. It was Washington that orchestrated the 1953 coup to topple Iran’s democratically elected government, the first in the Middle East, and install the compliant shah in power.



Jun 22 09:17

PrisonPlanet Forum hacked

Jun 22 09:17

Britain evacuates families of embassy staff in Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The withdrawing of embassy staff is usually what happens right before some huge military action is about to take place in that country.

One has to wonder what the British embassy knows that we do not realize yet here in the US.

Jun 22 09:16

The waning power of truth

David Ray Griffin, the nemesis of the collection of disinformation known as the 9/11 Commission Report, has taken up the question of Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive?
On the basis of the available evidence, Griffin concludes that bin Laden died in December 2001, most likely of kidney failure......

It can fairly be said that there is not much difference between the American public and the fictional one under Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984. The few independent voices that do exist are simply drowned out by the constant flow of disinformation.
The US government’s success in spinning 9/11 guaranteed the government’s success in pursuing a hegemonic agenda under a cloak of lies.

Jun 22 09:14

Iran Falling to US PSYOPS?

There was more objective evidence that George W. Bush stole his two elections than there is at this time of election theft in Iran. But there was no orchestrated media campaign to discredit the US government.

On May 16, 2007, the London Daily Telegraph reported that Bush regime official John Bolton told the Telegraph that a US military attack on Iran would "be a ‘last option’ after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed."

We are now witnessing in Tehran US "attempts to foment a popular revolution" in the guise of another CIA-orchestrated "color revolution".



Owl 1
Jun 22 09:13

Pakistan: Why US interference?

Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 | 08:42 AM PST

The winds of American military rhetoric have shifted again. Last week, Gen David Petraeus repeatedly hammered home the idea that the US army had little do with the Pakistan military’s war against militants in the Frontier province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

Although the US has delivered 100,000 rounds of ammunition and four cargo helicopters to Pakistan, allocated $700m dollars for the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund (PCCF), and millions more in humanitarian aid, Gen Petraeus insists that the ongoing military operation is ‘a Pakistani operation’.

Jun 22 09:11

Donald Rumsfeld in Repose

Part of the formula, Rumsfeld added, involved pillorying him along with Bush and Cheney but sparing Powell and Rice. As an example, he noted accusations that Bush and Cheney had lied about Saddam Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction in making the case for the invasion of Iraq. "They never say Colin Powell lied," Rumsfeld asserted. "They don't say Condi lied."

Jun 22 09:08

Supreme Court rules to challenge Voting Rights Act: sidesteps constitutional issue

High court rules narrowly in voting rights case

The Associated Press
Monday, June 22, 2009; 11:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, siding with a small Texas governing authority but sidestepping the larger constitutional issue.

The court, with only one justice in dissent, avoided the major questions raised over the federal government's most powerful tool to prevent discriminatory voting changes since the mid-1960s.

Jun 22 09:06

Iran starts airforce manoeuvres in Gulf

Iran began three days of airforce exercises on Monday in the Gulf and the Sea of Oman to raise operational and support capability, Iranian media said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Iran is telling the US that any attempt to overthrow the existing government will be met with a closing of the Gulf.



Jun 22 08:57

Are the Iranian Election Protests Another US Orchestrated ‘Color Revolution’?

On May 23, 2007, Brian Ross and Richard Esposito reported on ABC News: “The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell ABC News.”

On May 27, 2007, the London Telegraph independently reported: “Mr. Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilize, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs.”

Jun 22 08:53

Coup d'Etat in Venezuela: Made in the USA

The U.S.-designed Plan to Overthrow Hugo Chavez in the Days Following the Election

Jun 22 08:50

The Goy Internet Defense Force

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The activities of the Jewish Internet Defense Force, a group of hackers devoted to erasing criticism of Israel from the web, have started to provoke the creation of counter-groups. This is one of them.

Jun 22 08:46

US Media Campaign to Discredit Iranian Election

Was the election stolen? According to the Iranian Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli, there has been no 'written complaint' about voter fraud. He declared that the presidential elections were conducted in a manner that ruled out the possibility of voter fraud.



Jun 22 08:44

Israel probes website over 'murderer' soldier image

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an attempted "shoot the messenger" ploy, attempting to deflect from the fact that the IDF regularly, and with impunity, shoots unarmed civilians.

Jun 22 08:43

Ahmadinejad is who Iranians want

Iran's election result may not be fraudulent. Our polling suggests that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory is what voters wanted

Jun 22 08:42

Pre-election Iranian poll showed Ahmadinejad support

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The best indicator of vote fraud is when the 0fficial results do not match the pre-election polls or the exit polls (unless you are in the USA of course).

That did not happen in Iran's elections. Ahmadinejad was ahead by a wide margin all the way through.

Jun 22 08:38

Insiders Exit Shares at the Fastest Pace in Two Years

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Insiders have used the recent rally to start dumping their own portfolios on the suckers who really believed the economy was starting to recover this soon.



Lockerdome
Jun 22 08:37

FLASHBACK - Mounting Accusations of Voter Fraud in Iraq's Elections

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you remember the corporate media making as big a deal about Iraq's admitted vote fraud as they are about the mere suspicion of vote fraud in Iran??

Jun 22 08:36

FLASHBACK - Women used in huge voter fraud in Afghanistan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you remember the corporate media making as big a deal about Iraq's admitted vote fraud as they are about the mere suspicion of vote fraud in Iran??

Jun 22 08:36

FLASHBACK - Iraq admits some fraud in election

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you remember the corporate media making as big a deal about Iraq's admitted vote fraud as they are about the mere suspicion of vote fraud in Iran??

Jun 22 08:32

US seeks to stop Geronimo lawsuit

US officials are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the government by descendants of Apache leader Geronimo to recover his remains.

The descendants want to rebury Geronimo, who was buried in Oklahoma in 1909, in his native land in New Mexico.

They are also seeking the return of body parts they say were stolen in 1918 or 1919 by a secret society at Yale University known as Skull and Bones.

Bu



Jun 22 08:31

On Eve of Global Anti-Torture Day, Rights Groups to Hold Rally Calling on Justice Department to Assign Special Prosecutor

Jun 22 08:31

RDR: In Oklahoma, justice is denied for victims of child rape

So, “justice has been served,” eh, Ms. Otteson? LeCompte was not placed in the deepest, dankest cell in the state. No, LeCompte will be out and about among civilized society – near our children – and the state slapped his wrist with probation. Why is Oklahoma so easy on child rapists - the lowest of the low.

Hales reported in the Phoenix on March 16 that the mother read a victim impact statement in court saying her daughter bore the brunt of “this sick individual’s abuse. Vincent LeCompte stole my daughter’s innocence, her childhood and her trust. He took advantage of her, and she will have to deal with this the rest of her life.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the prisons are full of people caught smoking the wrong kind of cigarette?

Jun 22 08:29

Obama Closes Doors on Openness

As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications." The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series of cases in which Obama officials have opted against public disclosure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no practical "change" from the Bush era to the Obama era; the agenda is absolutely the same, with more wars, an ever more muscular foreign policy, and more financial hardship on We the People.

What we have here is an infinitely more telegenic, charismatic and apparently intelligent pitchman, selling us precisely the same agenda as did the Bush administration: Obama just looks better doing it.

Jun 22 08:29

FTC to monitor blogs for 'false claims,' payola

What some fail to realize, though, is that such reviews can be tainted: Many bloggers have accepted perks such as free laptops, trips to Europe, $500 gift cards or even thousands of dollars for a 200-word post. Bloggers vary in how they disclose such freebies, if they do so at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the blogs become the new mainstream media, mainstream-style corruptions are starting to sneak in, and the issue of payola has become a major problem. For the record, WRH does not accept gifts from advertisers.

There is another problem with the blogs still unaddressed by the FTC and that is the practice for public relations companies to create hundreds of fake identities on popular review blogs and use them to skew the online opinions. A typical example is for popular movie review blogs to get "front loaded" with fake positive reviews for a movie as a form of covert advertising.



Jun 22 08:24

Police 'did not shoot' street protestors

Saturday saw some of the worst violence since the election after, according to officilas, some 'terrorist elements' infiltrated the rallies.

The insurgents set fire to a mosque, two gas stations and a military post in Western Tehran, leaving13 people dead and 22 wounded.

Supporters of defeated candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi have staged a torrent of rallies to protest the outcome of the June 12 elections -- which saw incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win by a landslide.

The rallies, which have been staged in defiance of a governmental warning, have provoked unprecedented mayhem in the country's capital over the past nine days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The one video purporting to show a policeman shooting protesters appeared to be a man in a plain blue shirt. There was no visible insignia.

Jun 22 08:22

Sarkozy says burqas have no place in France

President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday that burqas, garments that cover women from head to toe and hide their faces, had no place in France as they were a sign of the subjugation of women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about Cosmetics? Women being taught they must hide their faces is a form of subjugation and whether it is cloth or chemicals makes little difference (except that the use-once-and-wash-off chemicals are far more profitable).

Meanwhile, what is the women are more comfortable wearing a Burqa, simply because it is what they are used to? Why should they change just to conform to your world? What if it is part of their religion?

Is the Burqa all that different from head coverings worn by Amish, Mennonites, or Orthodox Jewish women?

Jun 22 08:17

Australian researchers find honey capable of fighting superbugs

It is well known that honey has anti-bacterial properties but scientists from the University of Sydney believe a particular type derived from native tea tree is especially potent.

Jun 22 08:17

A Senator Sucks Up to Israel!

Watch as human propaganda machine Senator Bob Menendez gives a speech about the "history" of Israel. Try not to laugh or puke.

Mr. Menendez was a huge supporter of The Military Commissions Act (2006) which suspended Habeus Corpus for military detainees.



Jun 22 08:15

California Collapsing

Washington and Wall Street seem to be treating California as if it were a sideshow in the financial circus of these turbulent times.

It’s not.

California is home to the largest manufacturing belt in the United States and to Silicon Valley, the nation’s largest high-tech center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As California goes, so goes the rest of the country. If the crash cannot be prevented in California, then it cannot be prevented.

Jun 22 08:14

Supreme Court ends Plame case against Cheney, Libby

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame will not get her day in court.

Valerie Plame first became a household name when her identity was disclosed by conservative columnist Robert Novak on July 14, 2003. The column came only a week after her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, had written an op-ed for the New York Times asserting that White House officials twisted pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Her outing was seen as political retaliation for Wilson’s criticism of the Administration’s claim that Iraq sought uranium from Niger for a nuclear weapons program.

In February of 2006, RAW STORY’s Larisa Alexandrovna broke the news that “the unmasking of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson by White House officials in 2003 caused significant damage to U.S. national security and its ability to counter nuclear proliferation abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cheney and Libby never cared about the consequences of what they did to Plame, and the organization she worked for; they just wanted revenge against Wilson for having told the truth about Iraq, and this was how they got it.

This is a travesty; Plame should have had her day in court. The absolute, undeniable harm this action did to this country's intelligence will have repercussions for years to come.

Jun 22 08:10

DOW TAKING MAJOR PLUNGE ON WORLD BANK WARNING

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The World Bank has cut its forecasts for growth, sending oil prices and stocks tumbling.

BUT IRAN IS STILL THE BIG NEWS! WATCH THAT! DON'T WATCH YOUR OWN LIFE DROPPED INTO THE SHREDDER BY WALL STREET AND DC!

Jun 22 08:00

Contradictions that aren't seen as contradictory

Monday June 22, 2009 06:23 EDT
Contradictions that aren't seen as contradictory

(Note: See link to original article for embedded links for each example cited below).

Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Bradley Graham, discussing his new book on Donald Rumsfeld, June 15, 2009:



Jun 22 07:56

Japan: To fight deflation, abolish cash. (Or tax it?)

June 19, 2009
To fight deflation, abolish cash. Could Japan make reality of ‘science fiction’?
Leo Lewis Asia Business Correspondent

With recovery elusive, a population doddering into old age and perhaps a decade of deflation in prospect, Japan may start mulling the most radical monetary policy of all — the abolition of cash.

Unorthodox, untried and, said one Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi strategist, “in the realms of economic science fiction”, the recommendation has nevertheless begun floating around Tokyo’s corridors of power and economists have described Japan as particularly suitable as a testing ground.

Jun 22 07:50

Confidential memo reveals US plan to provoke an invasion of Iraq

Jamie Doward, Gaby Hinsliff and Mark Townsend
The Observer, Sunday 21 June 2009

A confidential record of a meeting between President Bush and Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq, outlining their intention to go to war without a second United Nations resolution, will be an explosive issue for the official inquiry into the UK's role in toppling Saddam Hussein.

The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction (WMD) they had to contemplate alternative scenarios that might trigger a second resolution legitimising military action.

Jun 22 07:16

British woman arrested for asking policeman for his badge number

The Guardian has obtained this police footage of Emily Apple and Val Swain being arrested by surveillance officers after asking for their badge numbers at the Kingsnorth climate camp last year. The two women speak to Paul Lewis about their arrest, imprisonment and official complaint.

Video at source link.



Owl 2
Jun 22 07:13

Color Revolution in Iran?

Posted: June 21st, 2009 | Author: johan | Filed under: Originals, World News |

We all know that the CIA has been involved in several coup d’etats ever since President Harry S. Truman spawned this creature. Hell, they’ve even done it once before in Iran, in 1953. And I think we also know that Iran has been in the crosshair’s of the neocons, neoliberals and other policy makers for quite a while. Even the RAND Corporation has been lobbying for another world war to “save the U.S. economy”.

And that, I think is reason enough to concider the possibility that the spooks might have their dirty little hands in this one as well. It is of course their modus operandi.

Jun 22 06:56

Free Leonard Peltier

Wounded Knee 2!

June 21, 2009

Jun 21 22:34

What Bush Told Blair Could End the Wars

In May 2005 we launched AfterDowningStreet.org to publicize the Downing Street Minutes. By June we'd had great, if fleeting, success. During the following months and years, mountains of new memos and statements emerged on the Iraq War lies, many of them more damaging than the Downing Street documents. But increasingly nobody cared, because evidence of crimes was less interesting once Congress had dropped the pretense that it might take action. The single most powerful, and yet largely ignored, document yet to emerge, might, now in 2009, finally, produce results. And, of course, it is our friends over in England who are, as always, two steps ahead of us.

Jun 21 22:33

IRANIAN UNREST: THE WEST DOESN’T CARE WHO WINS OR HOW MANY DIE JUST AS LONG AS IT RATTLES THE MULLAHS.

For the right-wing Western media it is really unimportant who won the election in Iran; the important thing is that the resulting turmoil, chaos, and deaths works against the ruling Mullah’s and in favour, no matter how little, of the right-wing of Israel and the US and their supporters in Iran. Greg Sheridan, a Murdoch propagandist with The Australian newspaper, sums it up: “In many ways, a savagely weakened Iranian regime is the best result Israel and the US could have wished for.” Democracy per se, as far as the right-wing are concerned, actually has very little to do with it as long as it’s a good ‘result for Israel and the US’.



Jun 21 22:31

Senator Lautenberg And His Stealth Amendment

Every year, with absolutely no publicity, Congress votes to re-authorize the “Lautenberg Amendment.” This legislation grants extraordinary immigration privileges to Jews, and also to Evangelicals and certain members of the Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Church, who live anywhere in the former Soviet Union (the “FSU,” as it’s known in State Departmentspeak). Any member of these protected groups, because Congress arbitrarily declares them to be persecuted, can claim the automatic right to enter the U.S. as a “refugee.”

Jun 21 22:20

Fingers of Instability

In the long run, there is no saving the G7 financial and currency system, only they don't know it yet. History outside the Keynesian and Chicago Schools of Economics is unknown to them, and this time the key is Austrian Economics. When Keynes was asked if his theories would work in the long run, he did not answer; instead, he said in the long run we are all dead. Unfortunately, he died and the fallacies of his theories are here to torture those of us that remain!

Jun 21 18:23

Passenger says TSA agents harassed him

Steve Bierfeldt says the Transportation Security Administration pulled him aside for extra questioning in March. He was carrying a pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution and an iPhone capable of making audio recordings. And he used them.

The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up Bierfeldt's cause and is suing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, whose department includes the TSA. Their complaint alleges that Bierfeldt was "subjected to harassing interrogation, and unlawfully detained."



Jun 21 16:22

A Colonizing Project Built On Lies

The chief moral asset of the Zionists in their makeover of Israel was the Holocaust. This had created a vast fund of sympathy born of guilt. The Zionists conserved this sympathy capital through endless commemoration - in movies, media and museums. Better yet they augmented the Holocaust capital by arguing that Jews had suffered horrors that were unique in history. Never before had a people been targeted for total extermination; never before had they faced death through incineration. Fortified with the shield of Holocaust capital and the sword of uniqueness, the Zionists have argued that their actions should be exempt from the moral scrutiny of concerned world citizens. They should be given a free pass.

Jun 21 16:20

FLASHBACK - US Policies May Have Contributed to Iran Revolution, Study Says

A new report based on previously classified documents suggests that the Nixon and Ford administrations created conditions that helped destabilize Iran in the late 1970s and contributed to the country's Islamic Revolution.

Jun 21 16:20

FLASHBACK - Washington’s proxy war inside Kurdish Iran

The sudden interest in this remote, mountainous region has nothing to do with concern for the plight of local Kurds. It is another element of the anti-Iranian propaganda campaign being cranked up by the Bush administration and media. Iranian “meddling” in Iraq’s north is being added to Tehran’s alleged nuclear weapons programs and support for anti-US insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of the articles deliberately obscure Washington’s responsibility in fuelling the conflict and turning northern Iraq into a potential regional battleground.

Jun 21 16:17

JFK, Executive Order 11110 and the Warren Commission

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I could swear I have heard that voice someplace!



Owl 3
Jun 21 15:44

Is Glenn Beck warning us that General Wesley Clark is a "Whacko?"

How does this fearmonger make such gratuitous assertions on national television? He brings up "Don't blame the messenger" while he commits the same crime by blaming the messengers bringing the truth about 911.

Jun 21 13:58

WALL STREET UNSPUN - JUNE 17, 2009

Jun 21 13:17

MIAMI BEACH COP KILLS INNOCENT MAN



Taboola
Jun 21 13:11

Dishonest Money

It’s important to remember, we’re in this mess not just because of the “unscrupulous but highly intelligent” individuals who conspired to gain control of our nation’s money supply, but also because of our elected officials who handed it over and continue to support (and benefit from) the arrangement.

Jun 21 13:04

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, HEDY EPSTEIN, HURT IN ASSAULT

The name Hedy Epstein is a household word among those of us involved in the Palestinian cause. She is a Jewish woman, a holocaust survivor, yet despite her age being 84 she has tirelessly lived the mantra of ‘Never Again’….. TO ANYONE!

Jun 21 12:45

Suppressed report raises questions about drug policy

The report notes, for instance, that health problems from "the use of legal substances, particularly alcohol and tobacco, are greater than health problems from cocaine use."

If that weren't enough, it states that "few experts describe cocaine as invariably harmful to health," and that problems "are mainly limited to high-dosage users." Indeed, "occasional cocaine use does not typically lead to severe or even minor physical or social problems . . . a minority of people start using cocaine or related products, use casually for a short or long period, and suffer little or no negative consequences, even after years of use."

Jun 21 12:36

Down the Cosmic Toilet into the Fires of Hell.

I go away for twenty four hours to a solstice celebration with actual humans who can cook and make music… eat and dance the night away around an enormous bonfire to celebrate the point of the fact that there are people who can do these kinds of things and have the capacity to honor, love and regard each other as equals in the freedom of their spirit and I return to a computer monitor that shows me the work of some collection of tireless liars, frothing at the mouth for the blood of others; making shit up as they go along, doing shit and then blaming it on the people they want to invade; conquer, rob, rape and… I stand in awe of the capacity of the world to put up with and believe in it.

Jun 21 12:02

PUTTING THE NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TEST IN PERSPECTIVE

They say that history repeats, and therein lies a motive for the US Government to want a new war. after all, the US Government got out of the depression that resulted from the crash of 1904 by getting into WWI. The US Government got out of the depression that resulted from the crash of 1929 by getting into WWII. Now we are seeing the aftermath of the crash of 2008. If you see an obvious pattern here, rest assured, so does the US Government, which has a long history of using wars to correct, or at least to distract the people from , economic turmoil. From the point of view of Washington DC, it is far better that the taxpayers believe Iran and North Korea are the threat to our way of life, rather than Wall Street and of course, Washington DC itself.

Jun 21 11:10

Spaceport construction begins in New Mexico

Workers in New Mexico have broken ground in the construction of a terminal and hanger facility for the world’s first rocket spaceport for sending wealthy customers to the edge of space.

Members of the general are being tempted with the ‘most incredible experience of their lives’ for $200,000 from as early as 2010. Called Spaceport America, the $200 million taxpayer-funded project will launch spacecraft off the 10,000-foot runway attached to an airplane.

The spacecraft will then break free and rocket 62 miles into space for a total of two hours including five minutes of weightlessness before coming back down to Earth.

Jun 21 10:00

I now realize my father was a hero

I have vivid memories of a chili supper they had one night when I was three or four. I remember our car climbing up into the mountainous part of our county and being so scared of the curves and the bluffs. I remember running around screaming with a crowd of miners' kids and feeling that joy that never comes again in adulthood. (When grown-ups run around in circles screaming, it is never good. Part of me just doesn't understand why that is.)

Jun 21 09:58

ISRAEL BOYCOTT SPREADS TO ISRAEL

A new vegan bar opened last week in Tel Aviv that bans Israel Defense Forces soldiers in uniform and boycotts products made in West Bank settlements.

Jun 21 09:58

THE DREAMS OF GAZA’S CHILDREN ….. A TRUE NARRATIVE

Jun 21 09:51

US Treasuries = Sub-Prime Debt

Since this recession has been compared to the Great Depression of the 1930s, let's see what happened to the stock markets then. The Dow Jones peaked in Sept 1929 and then fell 48% by November.

It then rose 50% in a bear market rally off that November bottom. The rally lasted till April 1930.

The rally generated expectations that the worst was over. President Herbert Hoover told a group that had come to ask for a stimulative public works program in June 1930, "Gentlemen you have come sixty days too late. The Depression is over."

He was wrong. By June 1932, the Dow Jones had lost 89% of its value from the 1929 peak and the Depression lasted until 1939 when World War II began.

Jun 21 09:51

Hypocrisy towards Iran

The U.S. has laid economic siege to Iran for 30 years. Recently, Congress voted $120 million for anti-regime media broadcasts into Iran and $60-75 million in funding for opposition, violent underground Marxists and restive ethnic groups such as Azeris, Kurds and Arabs under the "Iran Democracy Program." Pakistani intelligence sources put the CIA's recent spending on "black operations" to subvert Iran's government at $400 million.

While the majority of protests we see in Tehran are genuine and spontaneous, western intelligence agencies are playing a key role in sustaining them and providing communications, including the newest method, via Twitter.

Jun 21 09:50

The panopticon economy

America’s top spy agency has taken over the former Sony microchip plant and is transforming it into a new data-mining headquarters — oddly positioned directly across the street from a 24-hour Walmart — where billions of electronic communications will be sifted in the agency’s mission to identify terrorist threats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... most of which will be ads for Viagra!

Jun 21 09:25

Goldman Sachs staff can look forward to the biggest bonus payouts in the firm's 140-year history

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, if I had been given $3 billion in taxpayer money I would write some pretty big bonus checks too!

Jun 21 09:23

The American hand in Iran

Dipping two fingers in red paint, Corsi waved a peace sign in solidarity "with the blood of oppressed Iranians" and called on "the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King". He declared, "I love the Iranian people. America does not hate the Persian people. We love the Persian people. We want peace and we love the Persian people." Corsi's voice then dropped to a whisper; "We stand here today and we pray in the name of the gods. I embrace Jesus Christ as my savior - and we also pray in the name of Allah, Zoroaster and the B'hai."

Jun 21 09:20

Proposed Law Allows AG Holder to Block Gun Sales to Over a Million Americans

New Jersey Democrat senator Frank R. Lautenberg plans to introduce legislation designed to cancel the Second Amend rights of well over a million U.S. citizens this coming week, according to the New York Times. “Mr. Lautenberg plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales to people on terror watch lists,” the newspaper reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet we know the majority of people on the terror watch list are there by mistake, and with the ever-looser definition of "terror" (public protesters, for one example) almost anyone can wind up on that list without having done anything illegal.

Jun 21 09:17

After Deadly Attacks, No Finding of Blame

A military investigation into American air strikes in western Afghanistan on May 4 that killed dozens of Afghan civilians calls for additional training of United States air crews and ground forces. But the inquiry does not hold any military personnel culpable for failing to follow strict rules devised to avoid civilian casualties.

Jun 21 09:15

Analysis of Iran's presidential elections

Iran’s presidential elections held on June 12 in which the incumbent, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, retained his post with a wide margin over his nearest rival Mir Hussain Mousavi has provided the Muslim-hating West another opportunity to spout its anti-Islamic venom. Through its corporate-controlled media mouthpieces, they had already declared Mousavi the winner even before the people of Iran had had an opportunity to cast their vote. When the result turned out to be contrary to their perceived wisdom, it was immediately denounced as “rigged”. It seems even Mousavi had fallen for this propaganda because as soon as the polls closed, he told a press conference in Tehran that he had “won”. How he could make such a claim when no results had come in?

Jun 21 09:08

Antidepressant use soars as the recession bites

Fears the recession is affecting the mental health of the nation appear to be borne out by new figures that show prescriptions of antidepressants are soaring.

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... alongside purchases of guns and ammo.

Jun 21 09:07

"They knew and didn't tell"

The FDA gave Monsanto and it friends a free pass on genetically modified organisms.

They've helped suppress the science that shows food produced this way is dangerous.

Jun 21 09:04

Israel to jump-start its settlement expansion

Israel is to allocate $ 250 million to further expand its settlements in the occupied West Bank territories over the next two years despite international objections.

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