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July 23, 2009

Jul 23 16:18

List Of Names / PICS NJ Corruption Probe

Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, 58, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with conspiracy to transport human organs.

Jul 23 16:04

FLASHBACK - Israeli organ traffickers shift operations to China

An Israeli organ trafficking ring which was smashed in South Africa last year has shifted its operations to China, according to a report in the New York Times. A 52-year-old Tel Aviv man, Ilan Peri, is alleged to have organised at least 100 kidney transplants for Israelis. The Times profiled the case of an American woman from Brooklyn and a Brazilian man from the impoverished city of Recife in Durban. She paid brokers US$60,000 (a special discount because of family ties) and he received $6,000 from them. The operation was performed at St Augustine's Hospital in Durban. This is owned by a private health care chain, Netcare, which boasts that it aims "to uphold South Africa's reputation as 'the transplant capital of the world'".

Jul 23 16:03

The Children of Gaza Speak Up

The words of a tough and eloquent boy in the middle of a street in Gaza...sharing with us his life and his fellowmen outrageous situation.
He looks no more than 6 years old,yet his words will haunt you forever.

"no food, no games, no TV programs for children..this is a seige!"

Jul 23 16:00

Organ Trafficking: A Fast-Expanding Black Market

Trafficked organs are either sold domestically, or exported to be transplanted into patients from the US, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and especially Israel.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 23 15:45

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It? The Difficult Case for War in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has been nearly invisible to the American public since its initial combat phase ended in early 2002, but it has rapidly come once again into view. Indeed, the war is now poised to become perhaps the most controversial and divisive issue in U.S. defense policy.

Jul 23 14:50

FLASHBACK - New York doctor charged with maiming mental patients at for-profit facilities

On May 23, Dr. Shaul Debbi surrendered himself to federal authorities in New York on charges of performing unnecessary eye surgery on residents of the Leben Home, an adult home for the mentally ill in Queens. His surrender occurred on his return from Israel, where he had fled, in a deal negotiated by his lawyer.

Jul 23 14:21

FLASHBACK - ISRAEL: Still a destination for human trafficking

The latest US State Department report on trafficked persons http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/123362.pdf, released on 16 June, says Israel is still a destination for men and women trafficked for forced labour and sexual exploitation.

Women from the former Soviet Union and China are still being trafficked across the border with Egypt into Israel for forced prostitution by organized criminal groups.

According to local NGOs, such as Isha L'iash and Moked, each year several hundred women in Israel - many of them foreigners - are trafficked within the country for commercial sexual exploitation, according to the report.

Jul 23 14:09

It's Deja vu all over again?

Recently while talking with a friend he mentioned that when he was at school in the mid 70s he distinctly remembers a 'Global Cooling' thingie. So I googled Gerald Ford Global Cooling and came up with this interesting information . . .

Jul 23 14:07

Romania: Israeli doctors questioned in human eggs trafficking case

Dozens of doctors and employees of a Bucharest fertility clinic, among whom were several Israelis, were questioned by Romanian authorities on suspicion of trafficking in human eggs.

According to a report in the Bucharest news agency Mediafax said several egg donors were questioned. Some of those involved are also suspected of trafficking in human stem cells.

Jul 23 14:01

Mayors, rabbis arrested in corruption probe

"These complaints paint a disgraceful picture of religious leaders heading money-laundering crews, acting as crime bosses. They used purported charities ... as vehicles for laundering millions of dollars in illicit funds," Marra said.

The rabbis named in the criminal complaints are accused of setting up charitable tax-exempt organizations at their synagogues that they used to launder money.

Jul 23 14:00

Top NJ rabbis and government leaders arrested in black market organ scandal

New Jersey top government officials and religious leaders, according to MSNBC, have been arrested in connection with a supposed "major corruption and international money-laundering conspiracy." Reportedly it was also discovered that many were involved in a black market organ ring.

Jul 23 13:27

Israel Kills Palestinian Boys, Steals Organs For Transplants

The Zionist state has tacitly admitted that doctors at the Israeli forensic institute at Abu Kabir had extracted the vital organs of three Palestinian teenage children killed by the Israeli Army nearly ten days ago.

Zionist Minister of Health Nessim Dahhan said in response to a question by Arab member of the Zionist Parliament 'Knesset', Ahmed Teibi, on Tuesday that he couldn't deny that organs of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli forces were taken out for transplants or scientific research.

"I couldn't say for sure that something like that (taking out the organs) didn't happen."

Jul 23 13:24

The organ of last resort

Israel has recently become something of a pariah in the transplant world. Without a strong culture of organ donation and under the pressure of angry transplant candidates, the Ministry of Health has refused to crack down on the country’s multi-million dollar business in transplant tourism that arranges junkets from dialysis clinics in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to medical centres in Europe and the United States.
“Why should we Israelis be made to travel to third world clinics to get the kidneys we need to survive from the bodies of peasants, soldiers, or guest workers who may be in worse physical shape than ourselves?” a 71-year-old “kidney buyer” from Tel Aviv asked me rhetorically. “Organs should be seen as a human, not as a national resource.”

Jul 23 13:21

Israel Kills, Steals Organs of Palestinian Children

Israeli occupation forces not only kill Palestinian children but they also mutilate their bodies, and extract vital organs to use them as “spare parts”, Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat said in a televised interview Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the arrest of NJ politicians and Rabbis involved in (among other crimes) black market organ trafficking.

Jul 23 13:14

Nurses in Nazi concentration camps

Archive film from the second world war showing a nurse helping a psychiatric patient to a gas chamber.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Take our word for it. That's a gas chamber! No way is it a delousing chamber used to control the typhus epidemics (which these patients are clearly suffering from) sweeping the slave labor camps. That's a gas chamber because, well, we SAY it is, and yeah, well, the delousing chambers were also gas chambers, because Zyklon-B is actually an insecticide, but trust us; this is the OTHER kind of gas chamber; the BAD kind, which is why this patient, I mean, this victim, yeah, that's it, victim, needed a guard to shove him into, I mean, a nurse to help him walk to... wait a moment, that doesn't make any sense at all ... let me get back to you. But that IS a gas chamber dammit! And you are a stinky anti-Semite if you don't agree! "

Jul 23 13:05

America's "disappeared": The homeless of the big cities

Although the best-case scenario is that these unfortunate people have, in fact, been relocated to other areas, the spokesman ended the interview on a chilling note. He said with federal camps and a high demand for any usable body parts by the lucrative transplant industry, he feared the worst may have befallen some of DC's "invisible residents."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of today's arrests of NJ politicians and Rabbis involved in (among other things) black market organ dealing.

Jul 23 13:01

Israel Arrests Palestinian for Testifying in Geneva

Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that a resident of the occupied West Bank village of Naalin was arrested upon returning from Geneva, where he testified before a UN committee charged with investigating the Israeli occupation army offensive in Gaza earlier this year, where over 1600 Palestinians killed, including 420 children and more than 5300 others injured.

Mohammad Srur, who was injured during a protest in Naalin in which two other Palestinian residents of the village were killed, testified before the Goldstone committee along with Jonathan Pollack of the Activists Against the Wall organization.

Jul 23 13:00

NJ official steps down amid corruption arrests

The mayors of three New Jersey cities, two state legislators and several rabbis were among more than 40 people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation that began as a probe into an international money laundering ring that trafficked in goods as diverse as human organs and fake designer handbags.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the investigation initially focused, with the help of the cooperating witness, on the money laundering network that operated between Brooklyn, Deal, N.J. and Israel. The network is alleged to have laundered tens of millions of dollars through charities controlled by rabbis in New York and New Jersey.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he has heard of the story but knows nothing of kidneys being sold by Israelis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which is a non-denial denial.

This is shaping up to be a modern-day horror story.

Israelis deep into organ trafficing

Is Israel harvesting organs
of Palestinian youths?


Two Haifa men sentenced to jail for organ trafficking

Anyone counting the homeless lately?

Are any missing?

Jul 23 12:48

What are Obama’s investments in biotech companies apparently developing the “bird” and “swine” flu vaccine?

George W. Bush announced the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza at the United Nations General Assembly on September 14, 2005, placing the US under UN and WHO law in the event of a pandemic “emergency”.

Earlier that year, in April, 2005, Barack Obama introduced the first comprehensive bill to deal with the bird flu threat, the Avian act. According to reports, Obama made significant investments in biotech companies involved in the development of bird and swine flu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In theory, Obama's investments are in a blind trust and can be anywhere, but as we learned in the Clinton years, Presidents have a way of avoiding that blind trust requirement!

Jul 23 12:43

Dozens Arrested in New Jersey Corruption Probe

Weysan Dun, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Newark office, said more than 300 FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents began making arrests and executing search warrants at 6 a.m. Thursday. Those arrested in the corruption probe include Mayors Peter Cammarano III of Hoboken, Dennis Elwell of Secaucus and Anthony Suarez of Ridgefield, all Democrats; Leona Beldini, one of three deputy mayors of Jersey City, also a Democrat; and state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, a Republican.

The money-laundering portion of the investigation swept up several rabbis in New York and New Jersey, according to Ralph Marra Jr., acting U.S. attorney for New Jersey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OKay, there is the confirmation that this case involves the black market sale of body parts.

Anyone missing any homeless people in those neighborhoods???

Jul 23 11:09

Credit Card Companies Placing Financial Landmines for American Consumers: How I lost my 4.99 Percent Fixed Rate and got it Back.

Americans have a love affair with credit cards. Many Americans have more credit cards in their wallets than they do dollar bills. When 8,000,000 credit cards were yanked from circulation many consumers realized that this was a new era of austerity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's weird. Some companies are yanking credit cards while at the same time we continue to be inundated with offers for new credit cards.

Total mindless chaos.

The new offers go into the shredder.

Jul 23 10:48

Virginia Tech Shooter's Psych Doctor Hid Mental Health Records, then Participated in Armed Raid on Cho

Dr. Robert C. Miller, we now know, took the records home and secretly kept them there, avoiding telling police about their location. They were only found during a document discovery phase of a pending trial.

Jul 23 10:45

Scams And Bailouts The Cause of World Depression

There is absolutely no question that Goldman Sachs is a criminal enterprise and that they have co-opted our government.

Jul 23 10:41

Global Warming or Global Cooling? A New Trend in Climate Alarmism

This is the new trend in climate alarmism. Previously the measure of global warming has always been air temperatures. But all the satellite data says air temperatures have been in a mild down trend starting 2002. The land thermometers preferred by the alarmists showed warming until 2006, but even they show a cooling trend developing since then.

Jul 23 10:36

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Obama's numbers continue south.

Jul 23 10:36

'Hitler' gnome acquitted

A visitor to the gallery objected and lodged a complaint that Hoerl had violated German laws prohibiting the reproduction of Nazi symbols or slogans. News of the "Nazi gnome" promptly went around the world.

The prosecutors in Nuremberg said they would not put Hoerl on trial because he was obviously mocking the Nazis, not honouring them, and had made the gnomes as art. Gnomes used to be popular as garden decorations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the problems with these "visitors" is that they forget that they ARE just visitors and being allowed through the front door does not grant a right to decide for everyone else present what they should and should not see.

I had the same problem with my first mother-in-law, who would come over to visit my first wife and I then proceed to lecture us about how the place would look so much better with this or that artsy item placed just so and how certain items from my family really ought to go, etc. I finally told her to her face that she was a guest in my home, a welcome guest, but still a guest and that decisions on decor were reserved to my wife and myself. From the look of outrage on the mother-in-law's face you would have thought I just relieved myself on her coat; she was THAT sure that it was her right to go into other peoples' homes and offer her recommendations on how things should be. I guess that was part of that unshakable sense of entitlement and superiority that she was raised with.

Jul 23 10:23

Tech Gunman's Mental Records Found

The Virginia Tech gunman's missing mental-health records have been found at the home of a former university counseling official more than two years after the bloodbath — a discovery that angered victims' families struggling to understand how the killer fell through the cracks so disastrously.

The belated emergence of Seung-Hui Cho's file, a development disclosed in a memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, represents another embarrassing lapse in the case and raises questions about how such potentially explosive evidence could be lost for so long.

Jul 23 10:05

Latest pathetic propaganda attempt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so obvious and heavy-handed it's funny.

Yousef al-Khattab (formerly Joseph Cohen) is the replacement for Adam Gadahn now that Adam's real name of Pearlman is common knowledge.


Jul 23 10:04

Massive New Zealand quake moves country west

Southern New Zealand has moved slightly closer to the east coast of neighboring Australia as a result of a massive earthquake last week off the country's South Island, a scientist said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Gosh DARN that man-bear-pig, I mean, that global warming!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Jul 23 09:56

Hundreds planning Temple Mount ascent

Hundreds of right-wing activists are intending to attempt to march up to the Temple Mount next Thursday morning, Tisha Be'Av, in protest of the US demand to cease construction in east Jerusalem.

He said flyers about the protest contained the message that "we'll let Barack Hussein Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu know that we're not moving from here," as well as the words: "Go to the Bible to find out to whom this land belongs!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the potential, extreme danger represented by people who have little men in their heads, who talk only to them.

And please, President Obama: just stop writing the checks, if Israel will not budge on the illegal settlement issue.

The Israeli government has been spitting in your face and telling you it's raining, and that is something no US sitting President should endure...from anyone.

Jul 23 09:55

War News for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abu Ghraib:
#1: An Iraqi army Hummer vehicle was set on fire when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near Baghdad, according to a local security source. “A roadside explosive device exploded in al-Haswa area, west of Abu Ghraib (20 km west of Baghdad), near an Iraqi army patrol, setting a Hummer vehicle on fire,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. There was no word on casualties, the source noted, adding that all roads leading to the scene of the blast were blocked.

#1: A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed one civilian and wounded two others in Yusufiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.


Jul 23 09:52

Uncle Sam’s Dirty Little Secret Is Revealed

Uncle Sam may think he can keep losses of tens of billions of dollars somewhat secretive, but when those losses cross into the hundreds of billions the dirt is much harder to keep under the rug.

What is the nature and size of this dirt? The losses assocated with those dastardly large twins, Fannie and Freddie.

Jul 23 09:45


This Free Gaza video is an interview with a great woman, Hedy Epstein, just turned 85. She has dedicated her life to working for peace and human rights. In June she was going to sail to Gaza with the other 21 volunteers on board the Spirit of Humanity. But she was attacked just days before she was to leave for Cyprus. She was walking home, when she was thrown on the ground, cutting both knees and gashing her chin. She talks to us from her home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The motivation for this attack was pretty clear; from Israel's perspective, having an elderly Jewish peace activist as part of the "Spirit of Humanity" team, bound for Gaza, would be an extreme embarrassment.

So she was attacked, conveniently,just in time to keep her off the boat.

But what whoever orchestrated this attack should have known was, this wasn't going to keep Hedy from talking, and getting heard, internationally.

Jul 23 09:43

$Billions in Medicare/Medicaid lost to fraud, abuse

Missing from President Barack Obama's health care program pitch last night was the likelihood that increased government control will also mean increased fraud, corruption and abuse of the system.

Jul 23 09:42


Jul 23 09:38

Gaza blockade: ?We are captive and slowly suffocating?

An already difficult situation following 40 years of occupation became significantly worse in June 2007 when Israel imposed a severe blockade following the takeover of Gaza by Hamas.

The objective indicators are sobering. Even before the recent war nearly 80 percent of Gaza residents were living below the official poverty line, less that $2.30 per day, according to the World Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why it is so critically important to support any humanitarian aid going to Gaza, and letting the Israeli government know, in no uncertain terms, that not allowing the aid through is making them look like a bunch of knuckleheads.

Jul 23 09:27

First steps taken to implement preventive detention, military commissions

From this interim report, it's more apparent than ever that the central excuse made by Obama defenders to justify preventive detention and military commissions -- there are dangerous Terrorists who cannot be released but also cannot be tried because Bush obtained the evidence against them via torture -- is an absolute myth. That's clear for multiple reasons:

First, the Task Force is formulating detention policy not only for detainees already at Guantanamo, but also for future, not-yet-abducted detainees as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country is already on a very wobbly slippery slope by its government having embraced and institutionalized these policies

And if you think for one hot second that this will only apply to "foreign terrorists", you need to think again. It won't be long before Americans who have disagreements with their government will be candidates for indefinite detention as well.

Jul 23 09:22

Obama Escalates Afghanistan Quagmire

It could be argued that the single biggest contributor to President Barack Obama’s election victory was voter dissatisfaction with former President Bush’s neoconservative warmongering foreign policy (which was embraced by Republican presidential candidate John McCain). Ironically, since taking office, Obama has turned out to be eerily similar in the warmongering department.

One has to wonder how long it will take the American public to wake up from their mainstream media-induced slumber to recognize that the man sold to them as a peace candidate is turning out to be just as bad of a warmonger, if not worse, than his much-maligned predecessor.

Jul 23 09:19

Senate Votes for ‘Temporary’ Army Increase of 30,000

The vote appears to be little more than a rubber stamp approving an announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his intention to increase the military by at least 22,000.

However this bill makes no provision for funding the increase, but rather will leave the Obama Administration facing yet another “emergency funding” bill, like the one they fought through earlier this year. During the campaign President Obama condemned the Bush Administration for using emergency funding to pay for the wars, and promised after submitting the previous one that it would be their last.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, to begin with, this government can't pay for an increase in its military.

What happens if, all efforts put through on retention and recruitment fail, and they wind up with no where near the numbers Sec Def Gates has indicated he needs?

Anyone feel a draft?

Jul 23 09:16

US rabbis arrested in crime probe

Jul 23 09:15

Why Kurds vs. Arabs Could Be Iraq's Next Civil War

With a projected capacity of about 40,000 bbl. a day, the new oil refinery inaugurated on July 18 by the Kurdish regional government of northern Iraq is modest even by the standards of Iraq's dilapidated oil industry. But its significance shouldn't be underestimated: in Kurdish minds, the region's ability to refine the oil it pumps is a vital step toward deepening its autonomy from the Arab-majority remainder of Iraq.

Jul 23 09:13

Clinton Vows ‘Crippling Action’ if Iran Becomes Nuclear

Following a growing trend in the Obama Administration, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today presented the US claim that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon as an absolute fact, as opposed to speculation for which even the IAEA concedes no evidence exists.

During the interview on Thai television today, Clinton warned Iran that “once they have a nuclear weapon” they won’t actually be any safer, because the US intends to take “crippling action” against them, including dramatically improviding the military capacity of US allies in the Gulf, presumably referring to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Crippling action"?!?!?

A memo to SoS HRC: our options here are very limited.

We're not going to get more traction in the UN, because Russia will veto.

Russia is Iran's 7th largest trading partner.

Yes, the US and Israel might, in fact, bomb the crap out of Iran's power station.

However, Russia has been warning the US and Israel that a military attack against Iran will lead to World War III.

War with Russia, anyone?!?

Thought not.

Mind running through those "crippling actions" again, Secretary Clinton?

Jul 23 09:08


If Iran needs to be invaded, and occupied, to prevent them from ever developing and possibly using a nuclear weapon against the mainland United States, then our parents and grandparents wasted untold trillions in producing nuclear weapons and submarines to defend against just such a threat.

And we want our money back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the obvious renewed propaganda effort to sell us a war in Iran.

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Jul 23 09:06

Middle East atomic conflict would kill tens of millions: report

It's the nightmare that haunts the modern Middle East --Iran succeeds in its quest for nuclear weapons and goes to war with Israel, causing massive human casualties and destruction on a demonic scale that in turn could trigger a worldwide economic collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is more war propaganda.

Why would Iran attack Israel? Iran is not in the habit of invading other countries and has not done so for the last 200 years.

Israel, on the other hand, constantly attacks and steals land from everyone around it. Israel already HAS nuclear weapons. Israel's chief enabler both in the land grabs and the WMDs is the United States; the only nation on Earth to actually use nuclear weapons of mass destruction against the civilians of another country.

And the people trying to convince you that Iran is a threat requiring preemptive war (an idea pioneered by Hitler) are the same folks who promised you Saddam had 'nookular' bombs.

Fool me once ...

Jul 23 09:04

U.S. envoy told: Pakistan drone strikes not working

Controversial unmanned aircraft strikes against targets in Pakistan's restive tribal region are not working, the country's prime minister has told the Obama administration's point man for the region.

"Continued drone attacks in FATA have proved counterproductive and have seriously impeded Pakistan's efforts towards rooting out militancy and terrorism from that area," Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani told Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on Wednesday, according to a press release from Gilani's office about their meeting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani; just because this indiscriminate bombing isn't working, and is turning large numbers of the Pakistani population against its government, is no reason to believe for one second that the US will stop doing it.

It appears that this campaign has been orchestrated to create more chaos and misery in Pakistan, under cover of "liquidating the insurgents".

The US is looking for some excuse - any excuse - to "save a nuclear armed Pakistan from itself."

What we are seeing here is simply the beginning of that process.

Jul 23 08:54

Palestinian arrested after testifying in Geneva

Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that a resident of the West Bank village of Naalin was arrested upon returning from Geneva, where he testified before a UN committee charged with investigating the IDF offensive in Gaza earlier this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man was arrested for his perceived "crime" by the Israelis of telling the truth about what happened during the Gaza offensive.

This arrest and detention is also calculated to have a chilling effect on any other Palestinian who would dare tell the truth to an international fact-finding body.

Jul 23 08:50

U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons

The Obama administration has declined requests from U.N. human rights investigators for information on secret prisons and for private interviews with inmates at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.N. officials said, dampening their hopes of greater U.S. cooperation on human rights issues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US had absolutely nothing to hide, from a standpoint of human rights, and how we are compelled under the Geneva Accords to treat prisoners of war, this would be a non-issue.

Unfortunately, by institutionalizing torture, the US has, for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from any human rights accords to which we have ever been a signatory.

This means that any American military or civilian personnel captured by any hostile forces can expect no better treatment than we have given prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo.

Jul 23 08:47

Iran can rejoice as Israel fails missile defense test

Despite attempts by the operators of the Arrow missile defense system in Israel to portray Wednesday night's aborted test as "a partial success," in reality it was nothing less than a resounding failure. The fact that the interceptor missile failed to launch in the direction of the target is damning proof that the test failed.

Overall, the goal of the test is not to assess various data systems that could be checked without launching the missile, but to launch the interceptor missile at the oncoming target.

Jul 23 08:44

The Death Penalty for a Hate-Crime?

How Have LGBT Groups Reacted to the Matthew Shepard Act Amendments?
Not well. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups have decried the addition of the death penalty. The American Civil Liberties Union have perhaps said it best through Christopher Anders, ACLU Senior Legislative Counsel, when noting:

"The expansion of the federal death penalty stands in stark contrast to furthering the cause of civil rights in the United States"

Jul 23 08:42

Big Pharma Bribes Doctors to Hook Your Kids on Drugs

The pharmaceutical-industrial complex has virtually annexed the mental health profession, whose all-star opportunist team is captained by Harvard psychiatrist Joseph Biederman, the high-profile doctor most responsible for the explosion of kids on psychiatric drugs, first for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and then for bipolar disorder.

In 2008, Biederman was nailed by Congressional investigators for taking $1.6 million from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 and failing to report most of this loot to his university, a major conflict of interest in violation of the rules.

Jul 23 08:39

Family says dog killed by cousin can't be replaced

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a pretty sick story, but what I want to know is where was the media outrage when it was human beings being tortured to death?

Jul 23 08:38

House passes measure to require 'pay-as-you-go'

By itself, pay-go does nothing to address the government's deficit woes. The deficit for the current year is estimated to top $1.8 trillion, and the Congressional Budget Office projects unsustainable deficits over the coming decade. The pay-go measure wouldn't force lawmakers to find the courage to actually do anything to stanch the flow of red ink; it instead seeks to prevent lawmakers from making it even worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We could stop these major military misadventures which have been funded through borrowing from countries like China, which holds an extraordinary amount of US paper. That would certainly help.

Of course, that would be logical.

Jul 23 08:33

Mayors, rabbis arrested in corruption probe

The source described the alleged public corruption as "straight bribery" -- cash-filled envelopes exchanged for political influence. It involves local and state Democrats.

The other investigation centered on a group of rabbis who allegedly laundered tens of millions of dollars through their religious organizations for a fee, according to the source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is referring to the arrested rabbis as "religious leaders."

I wonder if they would have been as circumspect had the arrested money launderers been Imams!

Jul 23 08:32

Former Israeli Minister - "It's a Trick, We Always Use It, calling people anti Semitic"

Jul 23 08:28

Botched Surgery Costs Airman His Legs, Possibly His Job

Family members say during that procedure a two-year resident performing the surgery nicked a heart valve, shutting off blood to Colton's lower body. Doctors had to amputate both legs, but his gall bladder is still intact. Relatives tell FOX40 the military surgeon overseeing the procedure is now taking responsibility for the mistake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, that's the military for you. How the hell do you nick a heart valve while trying to remove the gall bladder?!?

Jul 23 08:27

Morgan Stanley sets aside 72% of revenue to pay bonuses

Morgan Stanley is setting aside a huge sum to pay out bonuses despite posting its third consecutive quarterly loss and admitting it is disappointed with key departments.

The US bank's latest results show it is allocating $3.9bn (£2.36bn) for paying out to staff, 72% of its net revenues. That dwarfs the percentage of revenue set aside by arch rival Goldman Sachs, where workers are on track for large bonuses after record results last week.

Jul 23 08:25

Kerry panel looks at climate change and national security

Massive crop devastation, melting glaciers, water shortages, millions of displaced people -- all of these will drag the US military into conflict if global climate change goes unchecked, a Senate panel was warned today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well then, we're screwed because the 4.5 billion year history of planet Earth shows that climate is ALWAYS changing.

Jul 23 08:23

Clinton trades jibes with 'no friends' North Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that North Korea had "no friends left" to defend it from nuclear sanctions, triggering vitriolic defiance from the Stalinist regime.

Pyongyang hurled invective at "schoolgirl" Clinton and declared disarmament talks dead, as she told Asia's largest security forum that international efforts to squeeze the North over its atomic programme were paying off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to SoS HRC: North Korea is a client state of China, which is its largest trading partner, just in case you had managed to forget that.

Call me silly, but I would consider that a very powerful friend at this time for North Korea.

North Korea appears to think that it doesn't have to go back to the negotiating table at this point, and apparently it is not getting a great deal of pressure from China to do so.

Unfortunately, the US gave both North Korea and the world a magnificent object-lesson in what happens to a country which doesn't have a nuclear deterrent capability with the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.

Jul 23 08:23

We Now Have A Total Gangster Government

Jul 23 08:20

N.J. politicians, rabbis arrested in federal money laundering sweep

Federal authorities arrested dozens of people today in New York and New Jersey as part of a money laundering and corruption sweep. Those arrested included several New Jersey public officials and rabbis.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later today. Those arrested include Assembly Daniel Van Pelt (R-Ocean), Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, and Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega.

Jul 23 08:17

New US weekly jobless claims jump

New claims for US unemployment benefits jumped last week, in line with market expectations, as employers cut payrolls to cope with the severe recession, government data showed Thursday.

The Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 554,000 in the week ended July 18, after a revised 524,000 in the preceding week.

Jul 23 08:12


Israel is using the photo to imply that Palestinians are Nazis andf more specifically, that Israel has a right to demolish the Shepherd Hotel. Israel's position is that they have a right to demolish the Shepherd Hotel because it was once owned by the Mufti, who was buddy-buddy with Hitler.

But this is a dangerous allusion to engage in!

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Jul 23 07:18

How the banks have manipulated the price of gold Fannie and Freddie my lips are sealed

Jul 23 07:00

Cable TV Workers Trained To Spy On Citizens

One of the largest cable TV companies in the United States is training its employees to look for suspicious behavior and report it to police under the guise of a neighborhood watch initiative. Since according to law enforcement and Homeland Security guidelines, suspicious behavior includes owning guns, being politically active, and having bumper stickers on your car, the cable guy’s next visit to your house may turn out to have more interesting consequences than you originally anticipated.

Jul 23 06:10

Private Bergdahl and the Pro-Torture Crowd

I hope this kid makes it home!

Jul 23 05:51

More Than 150 Casualties in a Week in Helmand

Nothing has changed since the days of Rudyard Kipling;The Afghanis still know how to kick the crap out of the Brits!

Jul 23 05:36

Survivalism:How to Prepare for the Economic Collapse

Get ready:Shotguns and canned goods as Mike says!

Jul 23 05:29

Watch Who You Call Extremist!

Jul 23 05:10

US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

On June 29 US President Barack Obama hosted his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe at the White House and weeks later it was announced that the Pentagon plans to deploy troops to five air and naval bases in Colombia, the largest recipient of American military assistance in Latin America and the third largest in the world, having received over $5 billion from the Pentagon since the launching of Plan Colombia nine years ago.

Six months before the Obama-Uribe meeting outgoing US President George W. Bush bestowed the US's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, on Uribe as well as on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Jul 23 04:05

The US Has No Business Being in the Murder Business

The new CIA director, Leon Panetta, has just informed the US Congress he canceled a secret operation to assassinate al-Qaida leaders. Panetta said the campaign was authorized soon after 9/11 by the Bush White House, but had not yet become operational in 2009.

I respect Panetta, but his claim is not credible. The US has been trying to kill al-Qaida personnel (real and imagined) since the Clinton administration. These efforts continue today under President Barack Obama.

Does Panetta mean that CIA and its masters in the White House sat on their hands and delayed this CIA project to kill senior al-Qaida cadres for eight long years? Sounds unbelievable. It also sounds illegal.

Jul 23 03:50

The Myth of Fed Independence

Mr. Chairman, at a time when we find ourselves once again receiving a report on the Federal Reserve's conduct of monetary policy, it is more important than ever that we in the Congress push for more effective oversight and transparency of the Federal Reserve System. It would be unconscionable for this body, especially after the financial crisis of the last two years, not to take forceful and deliberate action to bring more transparency to the Fed.

Jul 23 00:08


The word 'evil' is much overused and I don't say it lightly; but we are dealing with evil in the sense that the word is the reverse of 'live'. Those behind the conspiracy to cull the human population and turn the rest into little more than computer terminals are anti-life. They have no respect for it and no empathy with those who suffer the consequences of their actions, no matter how appalling.

I have been warning of what was coming for nearly 20 years and it is not 'coming' any more - it's here. No more excuses from anyone, please. We have to deal with it. We have to draw a line in the sand and say no more.

July 22, 2009

Jul 22 22:26

Video - "Operation in Afghanistan is rooted in Israel"

"Operation in Afghanistan is rooted in Israel" Video

Jul 22 19:51

Gun Control – Past, Present, & Future

Most people do not believe that brutal totalitarianism seen in other countries cannot happen here in the U.S., I beg to differ. More gun laws are being passed every day starting with gun registration, which was the first step many other totalitarian rulers did in the past.

Jul 22 19:44

Medical Insurance that Worked — Until Government “Fixed” It

The response of the medical establishment, both in America and in Britain, was one of outrage; the institution of lodge practice was denounced in harsh language and apocalyptic tones. Such low fees, many doctors charged, were bankrupting the medical profession. Moreover, many saw it as a blow to the dignity of the profession that trained physicians should be eagerly bidding for the chance to serve as the hirelings of lower-class tradesmen. It was particularly detestable that such uneducated and socially inferior people should be permitted to set fees for the physicians' services, or to sit in judgment on professionals to determine whether their services had been satisfactory. The government, they demanded, must do something.

And so it did.

Jul 22 19:13

NEVER Believe Uncorroborated Police Testimony

Simply put: Gangs and governments do exactly the same things, but the latter immunizes its agents from punishment. This explains why government enforcement agents — better known as police — so frequently engage in blatantly criminal behavior.

Whenever police commit criminal acts against innocent people, they do so in the serene confidence that their uncorroborated testimony about the incident will be accepted by judges, and most juries, as the truth.

Jul 22 19:04

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline predicts swine flu gold rush

Britain's biggest pharmaceutical company is preparing to sell £3bn worth of swine flu drugs this year, it emerged today.

Worldwide sales from the two drugs are expected to reach £3bn by January, but the company rejected claims it was exploiting the pandemic – stressing that profits would be much lower once development costs were taken into account.

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The profit here all depends on how many countries decide to mandate vaccinations.

Jul 22 18:47

Congo Rapes, Violence Linked To Multinational Companies: Rights Group

The militarization of mining in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is prolonging the armed conflict which has been tearing the country apart for more than 12 years.

In their broader struggle to seize economic, political and military power, all the main warring parties have carried out the most horrific human rights abuses, including widespread killings of unarmed civilians, rape, torture and looting, recruitment of child soldiers to fight in their ranks, and forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. The lure of eastern Congo's mineral riches is one of the factors spurring them on.

Jul 22 18:41

Ron Paul: End wars to fund health care

And to finance health reform, Paul would like to see the US end its overseas military engagements. “I would cut from overseas spending, I would cut from these trillions and trillions of dollars that we have spent over the years and bring our troops home so that we can finance it [health care].

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One has to applaud what Paul is saying (which seems to echo very closely what this website has been saying for a long time! :-))

Jul 22 18:02

Israeli cell phone ad parody that Israeli apologists are up in arms about


Parody #1 (love the portrayal of the American stooges)

Parody #2

Media coverage of the commercial:

Jul 22 17:14

How Politicians Lie About “Budget Cuts” in Maryland (and Elsewhere)

An old political game is for a governor of a state to PROPOSE say, a $2 billion increase in next year’s budget, and then when the legislature can “only” squeeze another $1.5 billion out of the poor, hapless, and helpless taxpayers, the Gov. then decries a “half billion dollars in budget CUTS.” Since most newspapers are little more than the propaganda arms of big government in each state, there is then a chorus of crying, sobbing, moaning, gnashing of teeth, whimpering, and doomsaying over the social catastrophe that is surely imminent.

Jul 22 15:59

Land Mine Left In Colorado Goodwill Donation Box

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"You want yer tax receipt for that?"

Jul 22 14:49

Israel to use Hitler shot for PR

"It is important that the world know the facts," a spokesperson for Mr Lieberman told the BBC, without giving further detail.

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Israel is using a 1941 photo of Adolf Hitler meeting the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem to justify demolishing a hotel

Here is a photo of Hitler with Britain's Neville Chamberlain. Does this photo give Israel the right to demolish Parliament?

Here is a photo of Hitler with the head of IBM. Does this photo give Israel the right to demolish IBM?

Here is a photo of a group of young Jews from Betar ... wearing Nazi uniforms. Does this photo give Israel the right to kill ... Jews?

Does this next photo make Richard Nixon a rock star? Or Elvis a lying crook? No?

Even for Israel, using that Hitler picture is pretty damned low.

Please post this rebuttal wherever necessary.

Jul 22 14:36

Volunteers sought for testing swine flu shots

The government called Wednesday for several thousand volunteers to start rolling up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots, in a race to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected rebound in the fall.

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Why doesn't the government volunteer itself?

Jul 22 14:34

Congressman Ron Klein: War remembrance conflicts with Rosh Hashanah

A South Florida congressman wants a national military remembrance to be rescheduled so it doesn’t conflict with the Jewish holidays.

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Well, we know who owns his ass!

Jul 22 14:33

Fox News Alert: Captured U.S. Soldiers Should Be Killed, Because They Suck

Yesterday, while discussing the topic of the U.S. solider in Afghanistan who has been captured by the Taliban, Fox had on its senior “Military Expert,” Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters, so that Lt. Col. Peters could share his wise, wise, wise wise wise views on the whole issue.

Jul 22 14:32

GAO: Pentagon tried to sway public opinion

The Pentagon tried to favorably influence public opinion when it gave retired military officers working as TV news analysts insider access to war briefings, but it did not break the law, the U.S. Comptroller General concluded in a legal opinion released Tuesday.

Jul 22 14:07

Israeli allies fly with U.S. forces at Red Flag

Flying at home station is necessary for training, but flying with other units, especially an allied unit like the Israeli Air Force, results in valuable experience and preparation for the fight.

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... against who?

Jul 22 11:53

25 Things About To Become Extinct

Many of us can remember “candy stores” and dial-up internet,
even if we do not want to tell others.

Jul 22 11:51

Its Official: U.S. Trapped in an Extended Deflationary Cycle

Bernanke as just confirmed that the Fed's prediction is for extended deflation.

Jul 22 11:49

Unarmed man in speedos shot dead by police

Jul 22 11:42


This holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (30:22-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs. The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture.

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Or didn't you wonder why the boys kept falling asleep in that garden with the Romans coming to bust them!

Jul 22 11:40


Israel will remove from school textbooks an Arabic term that describes its creation in 1948 as a “catastrophe”, the Education Ministry said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said when he was opposition leader two years ago the word “nakba” in Israeli Arab schools was tantamount to spreading propaganda against Israel.

Jul 22 11:39


Something in the soldiers’ testimonies published by the organization Breaking the Silence last week must be scaring the Israel Defense Forces. Otherwise, its battery of spokespeople – official and unofficial – would not be taking part in such a violent campaign to silence it.

Jul 22 11:38


They all live less than an hour from Jerusalem and yet visiting the city is beyond their reach. They are children between the ages of 7 and 18, and Jerusalem to them is some kind of an imaginary city although geographically close to their place of residence, Ramallah.

Jul 22 10:29

U.S. Deaths Hit A Record High In Afghanistan

A confluence of factors has contributed to July's toll, which is the highest for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in any month since the war began in late 2001. Among them: President Obama's new strategy ordering tens of thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan this year, a surge in offensive operations by both U.S. forces and the Taliban, and an increase in insurgents' use of powerful roadside bombs.

So far this month, 31 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan, surpassing the record of 28 deaths in June 2008. Losses for the entire NATO-led coalition, including British, Canadian, Dutch and other forces, have also spiked this month, feeding growing unease over the war in those countries.