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June 1, 2009

Jun 01 11:35

Army Deploys Old Tactic in PR War

Body counts are back, reigniting the decades-old debate about whether victory in war can be judged by measuring the stack of enemy dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lesson from Vietnam is ... no

Jun 01 11:33

Angry Jewish settlers rampage in West Bank

Jewish settlers rampaged in the West Bank on Monday, wounding four Palestinians, as they vented fury that Israel may answer US calls and dismantle outposts in the territory, officials said.

Jewish extremists blocked roads, hurled rocks at drivers, burned fields, cut down olive trees and opened fire towards Palestinians who tried to chase the trespassers from their fields in the northern West Bank, witnesses said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazing how hard the media tries to portray the settlers as the victims here.

Jun 01 11:32

According To New Poll:Americans Are Pathetic

According to a new poll,one which wasn’t taken,collected or documented by anyone,done primarily using visual aids I have come to the conclusion that Americans are pathetic.

Let us look at the evidence shall we?

Jun 01 11:20

Chinese Laugh at Geithner When He Says Investment in US Debt "Safe"

"Chinese financial assets are very safe," he said, drawing laughter from the audience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for inscrutable!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 01 11:18

Israel's Netanyahu holds firm on Gaza blockade

"We are being asked to ease the living conditions of the population and allow goods and equipment in, but we have other priorities in the Gaza Strip," a senior official quoted Netanyahu as telling a cabinet meeting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We want to starve them to death so we can take the place over, you silly!"

Jun 01 11:17

Last survivor of the Titanic dies, aged 97

She died in her sleep early Sunday, her friend Gunter Babler told the Associated Press. It was the 98th anniversary of the launch of the ship that was billed as "practically unsinkable."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I actually met Millvina many years ago. I'll tell the story on today's radio show.

Jun 01 11:14

Israeli diplomats told to take offensive in PR war against Iran

Organizing demonstrations in front of Iranian consulates worldwide, staging mock stonings and hangings in public, and launching a massive media campaign against Iran - these are just some of the steps Israeli diplomats have been told to take in the coming weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They dress funny, and, and, and, they have no sense of rhythm, and they sing flat, and, and, and, and, they fart in elevators!!!!"

Jun 01 11:09

Suspect in Tiller's death supported killing abortion providers, friends say

In the rear window of the 1993 blue Ford Taurus that he was driving was a red rose, a symbol often used by abortion opponents. On the rear of his car was a Christian fish symbol with the word "Jesus" inside.

Those who know Roeder said he believed that killing abortion doctors was an act of justifiable homicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But be sure you mention he is anti-government in that first paragraph!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Jun 01 11:06

More Prime Foreclosures; More Re-Defaults

"Yesterday Fitch ratings estimated that up to 75 percent of the modifications now being done through the administration's Making Home Affordable program will re-default in six months to a year. I'm not talking about the old modifications, which were largely repayment plans that could actually raise monthly payments. I'm talking about the new mods, which lower monthly payments to 31 percent of a person's income.

Jun 01 11:05

Fight Government Encroachment into Healthcare!

Congress should put the American people back in charge of healthcare by expanding healthcare tax credits and deductions, increasing access to Health Savings Accounts, respecting privacy and the doctor/patient relationship. Further politicizing and bureaucratizing of healthcare will only increase costs and reduce quality, as demonstrated by most other countries with socialized medicine.

Jun 01 11:00

Taibbi: No More Compromise -- Obama Must Wholly Reject Bush's Dictator Policies

The recent haggling over Guantanamo is such classic Democratic Party politics, it's almost laughable. Almost, except that it's, you know, revolting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Emphasis on "revolt."

Jun 01 10:53

New Shootings, Fuel for Gun-Control Activists

Snyder: Gun-Control Activists Resurrect Agenda
June 1, 2009
By John M. Snyder
Gun rights spokesmen are aware of these attempts to weaken our defenses. In fact, Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Tex.), a stalwart supporter of 2nd Amendment rights for many years, wrote last November wrote that, “Gun control may have faded as a political issue, but the mentality that Washington knows best_and that certain constitutional rights are anachronisms_is alive and well. Look for gun control advocates to bide their time and look for new ways to resurrect the issue in 2008 and beyond.


Jun 01 10:52

Ex-Senate staffer fired after arrest over proposition of teen with animal-costume sex

-- A former state Senate staffer has been arrested on charges that he wanted to engage in sex acts with 15-year-old boy while dressed in a panda costume, according to Attorney General Tom Corbett.

Alan David Berlin, 40, who worked for Jane Orie, R-Allegheny, used Internet chats and instant messages to proposition the Harrisburg-area boy, including talking about dressing up in animal costumes and engaging in various sex acts, Corbett said Friday.

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Jun 01 10:51

Class of ’09: You’re Screwed

Like Pericles, your parents inherited a dollar; they leave you a peso. They took over the strongest, richest, most competitive nation in the world. And like Pericles they minded everyone’s business but their own. Now, not only does the US owe money all over town, its government puts out trillions more in IOUs every year – each one with your name on it. You’re not even out in the real world yet, and you’re getting the bill for 50 cents of every dollar the feds spend – almost none of it earmarked for you. But that is the thing about the real world your teachers probably forgot to tell you about. It is more unreal and fantastical than anything you studied.

Jun 01 09:59

T-Bonds Get T-Boned

The rise in long-term treasury rates (the increased interest the government has to pay investors to entice them into buying them) is driving up mortgage rates, and will have many detrimental effects on the economy.

So it is important to figure out whether the increase in long-term treasury rates is temporary or longer-term.

Of course, everyone knows that China - the biggest purchaser of Treasury bonds - has shifted from long-term treasuries and into short-term T-bills of 3 years or less.

Jun 01 09:58

Air France crash thought to be caused by system failure

An automated message was received at 2.14am informing air traffic controllers of a failure of the electrical system.


Jun 01 09:50

The Obama flip-flops you don't know

Osama bin Laden: During the presidential debates last year, Obama declared that capturing or killing Osama bin Laden “has to be our biggest national security priority.” In his first TV interview after winning the election, he said the terrorist leader was “not just a symbol. He’s also the operational leader of an organization that is planning attacks against U.S. targets,” and that the additional troops being sent to Afghanistan would hunt him down because “capturing or killing bin Laden is a critical aspect of stamping out Al Qaeda.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Jun 01 09:46

Lawmakers Keep Expenses Off-Line

Lawmakers have demanded greater openness from companies receiving government bailouts but have yet to release online or electronic versions of their own office expenditures -- including taxpayer-funded tabs for leased cars and staff retreats at hotels.

House and Senate lawmakers are given an annual allowance of $1.3 million to $4.5 million to run their offices. Most is spent on staff salaries, but money is also used for official equipment, office supplies and travel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the scandal in Parliament, I think we need to take a very close look at how Congress spends OUR money!

Jun 01 09:40

MODERN VERSION OF ANIMAL FARM // OR // RATS IN THE WHITE HOUSE

When a company goes bankrupt, everyone takes a hit: fair or not, workers lose some contract wages, stockholders get wiped out and creditors get fragments of what’s left. That’s the law. What workers don’t lose are their pensions (including old-age health funds) already taken from their wages and held in their name.

But not this time. Stevie the Rat has a different plan for GM: grab the pension funds to pay off Morgan and Citi.

Jun 01 09:39

MUSIC FROM BEHIND THE WALL

Dalia is one of a new generation of Palestinians who have been swept up in a rising tide of interest in Western classical music in the last several years here in the Palestinian territories, but especially the West Bank. The sounds of trills and arpeggios, Bach minuets and Beethoven sonatas, are rising up amid the economic malaise and restrictions of the Israeli occupation.


Jun 01 09:38

MONDAY’S TOON ~~ NORTH KOREA’S ‘BARGAINING POWER’

Jun 01 09:38

EVERY BOMB DROPPED ON GAZA HAD TO BE BUILT SOMEWHERE…..

In this case it was a company called E D O

They must be stopped before they destroy the rest of the world!

Jun 01 09:36

Increased gun demand seen in South Jersey

Joyce Serra gripped her silver .357 magnum revolver in both hands and methodically squeezed off five shots at a human silhouette target 10 yards away.

The 64-year-old hairdresser from Vineland is one of a growing number of first-time gun buyers who have kept weapons and ammunition in high demand in recent months despite the recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Snidely Whiplash has no idea of the rough time he may be in for!

Jun 01 09:18

Banks run Congress, top Democrat says

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that the banking and financial services industry has an outsized influence in Congress.

Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase each got bailouts of $25 billion in government bailouts last year. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs got $10 billion apiece. And AIG, the mammoth insurer that lost billions in bad derivatives bets, has sucked in more than $170 billion.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is reticent about bailing out an American state — California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... let alone private citizens.


Jun 01 09:17

AIPAC-backed letter gets 329 House signatures

Jun 01 09:13

Financial Stocks Rise; Citigroup Swapped Out Of Dow

U.S. financial stocks rose in early trade Monday as markets focused on General Motors Corp. (GM) formally filing for bankruptcy and a shakeup in the financial-sector composition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So all the spin aside, the real reason for today's 200 point rise is that down-trending Citi has been removed from the list of indicators and Traveler's, which is performing better, put in its place.

Jun 01 08:58

Canada's leaders swoon over Israel

Have you hugged a Jew today?

Couldn't hurt, on any day, given some worrisome trends in Canada – though less here than in Europe – to demonize both Jews and Israel, particularly via the rubric of anti-Zionism, which anybody with half a brain recognizes for what it is: The same old anti-Semitism tarted up in sleazy pedantic finery.

But yesterday, at the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda synagogue in North York, the most astonishing thing happened. Leaders of Canada's political parties got all gushy and goopy, practically falling over one another to show they love Jews – and Israel – best.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the comments. Canadians understand that what happened in the United States is now happening in Canada.

Jun 01 08:42

Dow gains 200 points

Stocks rallied Monday, with the Dow gaining 200 points, as investors looked past the bankruptcy of General Motors to focus on upbeat economic reports from around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER IN CHINA! BUY AMERICAN STOCKS NOW!!!!!

(Ahem)

Look carefully. The DOW has reshuffled the roster of stocks used to calculate the index. In other words, they are cherry-picking which stocks they use to produce the best results.

Today's DOW is being rigged to offset the effect of the GM bankruptcy, which closes 12 factories and lays off 20,00 auto-workers.


Jun 01 08:08

Is Larry Summers Taking Kickbacks From the Banks He’s Bailing Out?

Is Larry Summers taking kickbacks from the banks he’s bailing out?

Last month, a little-known company where Summers served on the board of directors received a $42 million investment from a group of investors, including three banks that Summers, Obama’s effective “economy czar,” has been doling out billions in bailout money to: Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. The banks invested into the small startup company Revolution Money, right at the time when Summers was administering the “stress test” to these same banks.

Jun 01 07:58

Again,may God forgive us.

All this justified by the lie of 911.We have one hell of a butcher's bill to pay for what we have done!

Jun 01 07:55

War Is Sin

The crisis faced by combat veterans returning from war is not simply a profound struggle with trauma and alienation. It is often, for those who can slice through the suffering to self-awareness, an existential crisis. War exposes the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. It rips open the hypocrisy of our religions and secular institutions. Those who return from war have learned something which is often incomprehensible to those who have stayed home. We are not a virtuous nation. God and fate have not blessed us above others. Victory is not assured. War is neither glorious nor noble. And we carry within us the capacity for evil we ascribe to those we fight.

Jun 01 07:43

The Return of The Resistance

So much for the surge!



Lockerdome
Jun 01 07:18

"Over the Rainbow"

This writer just completed a six-part series on Ellen Brown's remarkable 2007 book titled "Web of Debt." This article follows from it by picking up on the theme she struck, using L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as a combination parable, monetary allegory, and political manifesto for change at a time it's most needed.

Jun 01 07:15

Max Keiser On the Edge

Jun 01 06:51

Class Action Suit Against Vaccine Manufacturers?

“We have thousands of cases and we can show all vaccines are causing the exact same problem” says Dr. Andrew Moulden, a Canadian physician gathering evidence to support a class action lawsuit.

Jun 01 06:21

Gallery of Infamy... the Jews that perped 911


Jun 01 05:59

Chancellor 'will repay some expenses'

He's such a saint (see pic)

Jun 01 05:54

CONTROL & LOSS OF FREEDOM: ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE GLOBAL WARMING LOBBY

Every proposal of the Global Warming/Climate Change lobby involves control. The control of energy production, use by individuals, corporations and governments, and the control of the design, type and the use of devices that use energy. Naturally, this is to control the use of energy by the ordinary citizen. President B. Hussein Obama used 9,000 gallons of aviation kerosene to visit Iowa on Earth Day. The hypocrisy of that can be felt in the very air. Do as I say, not as I do.

Jun 01 05:44

Obama’s new war doctrine: ‘Cyber dominance’

The US military is moving ahead with plans to create its first “cyber command” designed to bolster America’s potential to wage digital warfare as well as defend against mounting cyber threats, officials said on Friday.

After President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to overhaul cyber security policy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to soon formally propose the new cyber command that will be overseen by a four-star officer, Pentagon officials told AFP.

The move reflects a shift in military strategy with “cyber dominance” now part of US war doctrine and growing alarm over the perceived threat posed by digital espionage coming from China, Russia and elsewhere.

Jun 01 05:36

Cybersecurity Is Framework For Total Government Regulation & Control Of Our Lives

he Obama administration’s new Cybersecurity system will only make the Internet more vulnerable to attack, while creating the framework for a massively upgraded government surveillance grid that will control and regulate every aspect of our daily lives through the implementation of “smart” technology.

Obama’s announcement of the new cybersecurity grid dovetails with a recently introduced Senate bill, the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, that would hand the president the power to shut down the entire Internet in the event of a “cybersecurity” crisis.


Jun 01 00:54

In Pakistan, an exodus that is beyond biblical

The language was already biblical; now the scale of what is happening matches it. The exodus of people forced from their homes in Pakistan's Swat Valley and elsewhere in the country's north-west may be as high as 2.4 million, aid officials say. Around the world, only a handful of war-spoiled countries – Sudan, Iraq, Colombia – have larger numbers of internal refugees. The speed of the displacement at its height – up to 85,000 people a day – was matched only during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This is now one of the biggest sudden refugee crises the world has ever seen.

p.r. We created this mess.

May 31, 2009

May 31 23:28

May Ends with Snow, June to Begin with a Frost for Some

May 2009 finished with snow in parts of the Northeast! Wet snow was observed at Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sunday afternoon, where temperatures dropped into the lower 30s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There is TOO global warming! There is, there is, there IS!!!! You gotta give me MONEY!!! You gotta do what I say!!!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore.

May 31 23:24

What do Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower all have in common?

They were willing to deport millions of illegal aliens to protect American jobs.

May 31 23:06

Is Microsoft Sabotaging Firefox With Sneaky .NET Updates?

Sabotage may be a strong choice of word, but it immediately came to mind with the news of Microsoft’s latest .NET update.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, unleashed in February, forces an undisclosed Firefox extension on Windows users, called “Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0?, and it does so without asking the users permission.


May 31 23:04

Hawaii's Islam Day resolution stirs passions here, on Mainland

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of the Islamic world, ignited the passions of those concerned about the connection between the Islam religion and Muslim extremists responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"those concerned" = Jewish groups.

May 31 23:03

Odious debt

In international law, odious debt is a legal theory which holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, such as wars of aggression, should not be enforceable. Such debts are thus considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of the regime that [are] incurred [by]them and not debts of the state. In some respects, the concept is analogous to the invalidity of contracts signed under coercion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under this principle, We The People are not liable for the costs of the wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq and Somalia; indeed pretty much every war since WW2.

Nor are we liable for the $12.8 trillion spent on the bailouts, since these funds did not benefit the public, but only the banks and brokerages.

May 31 22:57

'They stole my little girl,' says mother judged too stupid to care for her baby

The adoption is going ahead despite a recent psychiatrist's report which declared that the 24-year-old has 'good literacy and numeracy and that her general intellectual abilities appear to be within the normal range'.

It said the unemployed former cleaner had no previous history of learning disability or mental illness.

May 31 20:37

17,000 US troops in Afghanistan by mid-July

The Obama White House says that the 21,000 additional troops are to reinforce security ahead of the August 20 presidential elections, and are to support the NATO-led troops which have struggled to fight an escalating insurgency there.

The surge in US troops in Afghanistan comes amid frosty relations between Kabul and Washington, over the US bombing of civilians about a month ago.

The raid which left some 150 people including 95 children dead is dubbed as the deadliest incident for Afghan civilians since the 2001 US-led invasion.


May 31 19:10

Vans With Explosives Confirmed At The World Trade Center on September 11th

Reports of vans packed with explosives were confirmed at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 as well as sub level explosions, among many other explosions. Vans were also discovered around the area, one had been exploded, one had been stopped for having a picture on the side of it with a plane flying into the World Trade Center, one had been stopped and found with explosives in it, and many others. The FBI actually had confirmed that a device was found in the complex and the building had begun to evacuate.

See also: 9/11 Van Mural

May 31 17:54

Killing as a Playoff Sport and Recruiting Tool

I happened to be clicking around the channels (god help me) and came across a channel I didn't know I had: Testosterone TV, which they call “Spike”. I saw a promo for “IRA vs. Taliban” on a show called “Deadliest Warriors”. Today they had a “marathon” of this series.

May 31 17:26

Finally, some accurate reporting about the Bush family

Little of this will be new to you if you're a long time Brasscheck TV viewer, but it's interesting to see that some of this material is finally appearing in a hardcover book available in US book stores.

Not surprisingly, this serious piece of reporting is being completely ignored by the news media in the US.

StingRay: Two part video at link is an interview with the author Russ Baker, author of the book "Family of Secrets", on Alex Jones' show.

May 31 17:17

Swine Flu Hysteria to Be Launched Again

Big Government ain't giving up on this one just yet.


May 31 16:30

The Big Collapse Could Be Very Near

The Fed can of course print money to buy up every Treasury bond in existence, but the inflationary ramifications would be Zimbabwe like, and crush the dollar on international currency markets. Are we near the phase where all hell breaks loose? I have never even answered, maybe, to this question before. It's always been, "no." Now it's maybe.

May 31 16:08

MPs' expenses: Natascha Engel claimed for DVDs of own speech in Parliament

Miss Engel, a Labour backbencher, claimed £117.50 in October 2005 to pay for ten copies of the DVD from the Parliamentary Recording Unit showing her first speech since being elected in that year's General Election.

May 31 16:06

MPs' expenses: Labour's Frank Cook claimed £5 for church collection

An MP used his expenses to claim for a £5 donation he made during a church service to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

May 31 16:03

MPs' expenses: Alistair Darling billed us for two homes at the same time

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, claimed parliamentary expenses for a flat that he let to tenants while also claiming living allowances for his grace and favour home in Downing Street, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

In July 2007, Mr Darling submitted a £1,004 claim for a service charge on his south London flat 10 days after he became Chancellor. It covered the six-month period to the end of December 2007.

At the time, Mr Darling moved into Downing Street and began to claim second home allowances for his grace-and-favour apartments, meaning that costs relating to two of the Chancellor's homes were being met by the taxpayer.



Pixfuture
May 31 16:00

Czech politicans pelted with eggs during an EU rally in Prague

Chairman of the Czech Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek tries to cover his face as he is pelted with eggs during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic

May 31 14:36

Notorious Abortion Doctor Shot Dead in Wichita

Webmaster's Commentary: 

READ THE COMMENTS BY THE "CHRISTIANS."

May 31 14:09

U.S. embassy to hold first-ever gay pride party tonight -- in Iraq

The Islamic culture does not appreciate or allow public sexual displays to begin with. Now the American embassy is going to display sexuality in a way that will do nothing but offend the host population, needlessly complicating an already sensitive situation. The question becomes, who is going to suffer? Our embassy officials, or our soldiers on the ground who will endure the increased outrage when events such as this occur?

May 31 14:09

Israel to U.S.: 'Stop favoring Palestinians'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... or we will tell the world what REALLY happened on 9-11!!!"


May 31 13:28

Shaking Hands With A Murderer

President Barack Obama was supported by minorities who needed a savior,by many whites who yearned for closure due to passed history, and by AIPAC – the most vile lobby in all of the United States of America.

May 31 12:12

A Shelter That Could Start a Stampede

FINANCIAL engineering — funky mortgages, off-balance-sheet vehicles and complex derivatives — contributed mightily to our current crisis. And the meltdown’s resolution, by no means complete, has already required hundreds of billions in taxpayer commitments.

If the Treasury is ever to replenish its coffers, increased tax receipts will be sorely needed. But these inflows could be reduced if an unusual tax-avoidance transaction — set up to allow losses at one company to offset profits at another — gains acceptance throughout corporate America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This here corporation is losing a lot of money ... if some multi-national needs a loss. :)



Taboola
May 31 12:03

ISRAELI CITIZENS SCORE FIRST VICTORY SINCE NEW GOVERNMENT WAS FORMED

An Israeli government committee has rejected a draft bill that would have required Israelis to take an oath of loyalty.

The legislation committee on Sunday scrapped the bill, which had been tabled by the Yisrael Beitenu party, led by Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister.

May 31 12:02

Textgate: Is 'American Idol' voting fake?

They're calling it "textgate", and it's the biggest voting scandal to hit America since hanging chads and a protracted legal battle turned George W Bush into the nation's 43rd President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the same media that downplays the stealing of a Presidential election will go totally ape-shit over "Idol-gate!"

May 31 11:18

Ireland set to go bust, claims economic historian

A dire warning that the Republic is a prime candidate to go bust has come from one of the world's leading economic historians. "The idea that countries don't go bust is a joke," said Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of The Ascent of Money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is well on the way. In fact the consensus among those not actually working for the government or the media is that the collapse is inevitable; it is only a matter of when.

May 31 11:15

Unemployment in U.S. Probably Surpassed 9% in May

Unemployment in the U.S. probably surpassed 9 percent in May for the first time in more than 25 years, underscoring forecasts that the economy will be slow to pull out of the worst recession in half a century, economists said before a report this week.

May 31 11:14

Searching for Holocaust massacre victims

On the day the long-delayed dig was announced, Fischer stood alone in the nearby village of Staakow on the site where the 589 victims had been discovered accidentally by a work crew in 1971, laying a beribboned wreath of flowers at the site.

He then watched as workers toiled for three weeks, locating only one of the Lieberose barracks and silverware emblazoned with the SS insignia.

Fischer was downcast at first, fearing the lack of human remains would halt the project's momentum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, after all the caterwauling about the Holocaust, the short version is that they didn't find any bodies to corroborate the story, but this still gets a huge press write-up?

"WE FAIL TO FIND ANYTHING - FILM AT 11!"

May 31 11:12

Former Jewish community activist facing child-porn charges

Surkis said members of the Jewish community will be disappointed by the news of the charges against him, but said he remains hopeful that he will maintain his reputation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If he does, it says something very bad about the community.

May 31 11:08

George Tiller shot to death at Wichita church

Tiller has long been a focal point of protest by abortion opponents because his clinic, Women's Health Care Services at 5701 E. Kellogg, is one of the few in the country where late-term abortions are performed.

"We are shocked at this morning's disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down," anti-abortion group Operation Rescue said in a statement on its Web site. "Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller's family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... the right-to-life people gun down their enemies?

I mean, I don't like abortion myself, but this is just plain absurd!

May 31 11:06

OBAMA IN DEFENSE OF APARTHEID

Every Friday the residents of Bil’in are joined by Progressive Israelis and International Human Rights Volunteers in their demonstration against the wall of apartheid that surrounds them. Recently an American activist, Tristan Anderson was critically wounded when he was shot in the head with a tear gas canister. Last month a Palestinian demonstrator was shot dead by those same Israeli soldiers.

The use of tear gas to disperse peaceful demonstrations in Occupied Palestine is not new, it has been done for decades. And where do you think those canisters are coming from?

May 31 11:06

RACISTS FOR DEMOCRACY”

HOW LUCKY we are to have the extreme Right standing guard over our democracy.

This week, the Knesset voted by a large majority (47 to 34) for a law that threatens imprisonment for anyone who dares to deny that Israel is a Jewish and Democratic State.

May 31 11:04

The Great Silver Mystery (...and the greatest secret of all time!)

Let me start off by saying that what I am going to postulate should not in any way be considered fact...because I am not in possession of proof. I am merely postulating on where all the mystery silver comes from to be sold on the physical silver market. Since the early 2000's almost every serious silver analyst has been pounding the table that there is no above ground silver available and it is the "buy of a lifetime". But at the same time, silver prices never seem to live up to their expectation.

May 31 10:59

Canadian Jewish Congress to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper a human-rights award

This is Harper's third major award from a Jewish organization in less than a year. Last June, Harper was awarded the B’nai Brith International President’s Gold Medallion. B'nai Brith said it was in recognition of Canada's efforts to fight discrimination and uphold human rights in Canada and around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A B'nai Brith award isn't what it used to be. See next story down.

May 31 10:58

Computer maintenance uncovers child porn

It was only when Bill Surkis sent his computer to a repair shop to check for a virus that police were notified of suspicious videos on his hard drive.

Based on that evidence, the former regional director of B’nai Brith in Quebec was charged Friday with two counts relating to the possession and accessing of child pornography between July and November, 2008.

Surkis, 69, who was also the academic dean of John Abbott College for 22 years, and the executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Centre, spent the night in jail before being released with a long list of conditions Friday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some very sick people out there.

Very dumb, too, for keeping such data on their hard drive instead of a jump disk.

May 31 10:54

Facility 1391: Israel's secret prison

It has been removed from maps and airbrushed from aerial photographs. But Facility 1391 certainly exists - you just have to ask the Palestinians and Lebanese who have been imprisoned and tortured there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, not erased from EVERY map!


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May 31 10:42

UK forces taught torture methods

The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.

The techniques devised in the system, called R2I - resistance to interrogation - match the crude exploitation and abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad.

One former British special forces officer who returned last week from Iraq, said: "It was clear from discussions with US private contractors in Iraq that the prison guards were using R2I techniques, but they didn't know what they were doing."

May 31 10:41

Ohio Food Stamp Participation Rates Soaring

More and more Ohioans are turning to food stamps to make ends meet as the state's economy continues to worsen.

Figures show than one in seven people in Cuyahoga County, Ohio's most populous county, received food stamps in February, an 8 percent increase from one year ago.

May 31 10:36

FLASHBACK - Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer

Agents observed several members of the hunting party, including the Vice President, consuming alcohol before and during the hunting expedition, the report notes, and Cheney exhibited "visible signs" of impairment, including slurred speech and erratic actions, the report said.
According to those who have read the report and talked with others present at the outing, Cheney was drunk when he gunned down his friend and the day-and-a-half delay in allowing Texas law enforcement officials on the ranch where the shooting occurred gave all members of the hunting party time to sober up.

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Cheney should have been in jail for that crime alone!

May 31 10:34

When God Spoke to Me

Jacque Chirac became almost adamant in his conviction regarding the true beliefs of the president Bush and the nature of his character. He is not mistaken anymore. The man is dangerous. He is an irrational leader who wrongly believes in his messianic vision, and worse of all, intrinsic ability to decrypt the scriptures. His reading of current events epitomized the nature of his irrational thoughts and destructive instincts: Symbol of the antichrist, a transnational Islamist army is threatening the West, i.e., the main ally of the chosen people and September 11 terrorist attacks are the precursory proof [...]

May 31 10:31

Man Killed in Mexican Crash Is Indeed Iran-Contra Figure

The Israeli Embassy, confirming that the man killed in a plane crash on Wednesday was Amiram Nir, a figure in the Iran-contra scandal, said today that Mr. Nir was not on ''any official business'' in Mexico.

Mr. Nir was an adviser to two Israeli Prime Ministers, and he was said to have played the role of intermediary in the sale of United States arms to Iran. The Mexican police and a spokeswoman for the airline whose plane crashed also positively identified the victim as Mr. Nir.

Mr. Nir was killed Wednesday while traveling under an assumed name, Pat Weber. As a counterterrorism adviser to Israel, he once briefed Vice President Bush on secret arms sales to Iran.

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Interesting how hard the Israeli embassy is working to distance themselves from this man!

May 31 10:29

Israeli ministers: No West Bank settlement freeze

Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet reiterated Sunday that the government has rejected a U.S. demand to halt all activity in West Bank settlements, despite strongly-worded demands from the Obama administration to do so.

"I want to make it clear that the current Israeli government will not accept in any way the freezing of legal settlement activity in Judea and Samaria [West Bank," Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio.

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Ummm, isn't it ALL illegal activity in occupied territory?

May 31 10:27

Bomb found on Iranian passenger plane

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Who benefits from increased sectarian violence in Iran?

May 31 10:26

Rabbinical Court's exit ban forces US man to divorce wife

In a groundbreaking ruling, the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court had the final say this week in the divorce case of a Jewish American couple that has dragged on for six years, as the husband has refused to grant his wife a get (Jewish divorce).

After three nights in jail and a ban preventing him from leaving the country, however, the wanton husband - who is not an Israeli citizen - finally succumbed to the demands of the Rabbinic Court Administration (RCA) and agreed to free his wife from their marriage. It was the first time that Israel's religious court system has ever flexed its muscles in a case involving Jews from abroad.

May 31 10:23

The great carbon credit con: Why are we paying the Third World to poison its environment?

In the fields around this giant chemicals factory in Gujarat, the barren soil smells of paint stripper and the water from the well makes you gag. So why has it been given tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer-funded UN ‘green reward points’, which are traded hungrily on the financial markets at huge profit?

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GFL is part of a worldwide carbon-trading scheme, and again, the concept was not thought all the way through.

Yes, GFL has reduced its carbon emissions to qualify for the financial benefits. But the low carbon processes they are using produce other, far deadlier pollutants that are poisoning the local farm lands and water. Because the carbon trading scheme is concerned only with carbon (and money) the holistic reality of even greater damage being done is ignored.

May 31 10:11

US Won’t Accept North Korea as a Nuclear State

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said today that the US “will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region — or on us.” He also urged a unified international response to what he characterized as an unhelpful series of tests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, SecDef Gates, just what can we do about North Korea?

Need I remind you who North Korea's number-one trading partner is, China?!?!?

We have absolutely no bargaining chips here, unless we can persuade China to lend one big hand in leading Kim Jong-Il to the bargaining table, replace the armistice with a permanent peace treaty, and allow for trade, educational, and cultural exchange with North Korea.

We have managed to normalize our relationship with Vietnam; why not North Korea?

May 31 10:03

US treasury secretary visits China

The visit comes as the US struggles to get out of recession and finds itself heavily dependent on loans from China to finance its budget deficits.

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If Geithner comes home empty-handed in terms of China refusing to finance more of the US budget deficits, this could get really ugly.

May 31 09:59

Chinese economists deem huge holding of US bonds "risky," split on way out

On the first day of U.S. treasury secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to China, the Beijing-based Global Times published a survey of 23 famous Chinese economists on Sunday, saying that the majority of them deemed the vast holding of U.S. bonds "risky."

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Unfortunately, these 17 out of 23 people are absolutely right.

And there is very little Geithner can say to reassure China, looking at the economic conditions of the US right now, and for the near future.

May 31 09:59

Canadian Residential School Propaganda Video 1955

Here is a government propoganda video of residential schools. This is what the government wanted us to know about them .

Sure looks like the natives were really having fun. To find out the truth as told by native survivors of these schools, look here...

May 31 09:56

Leap in U.S. debt hits taxpayers with 12% more red ink

Taxpayers are on the hook for an extra $55,000 a household to cover rising federal commitments made just in the past year for retirement benefits, the national debt and other government promises, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

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And how much of this is for these wars without end?!?!?

Are those a part of "other government promises", or have these costs been left out of this equation??

This article seems to be putting the blame for families' economic burdens on social security, medicare, and retirement programs for military and civil servants' pensions.

WHAT ABOUT THE COSTS OF THESE WARS?!?!?!?!?

May 31 09:54

LINCOLN, KENNEDY, AND OBAMA

Lincoln issued his famous greenbacks to fund the Civil War without enslaving the American people to the 30% interest demanded by the bankers. Lincoln refused to plunge the people of the nation into a debt they could never pay back, and issued his own currency instead.

“... (we) gave the people of this Republic the greatest blessing they have ever had – their own paper money to pay their own debts...”

The bankers understood the threat a government-issued currency represented to their wealth and power. The London Times wrote of Lincoln's move...

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May 31 09:51

Obama Justice Department Continues Bush's 'State Secrets' Argument...Again

In a court filing submitted in the middle of the night, President Obama's Justice Department is continuing the "state secrets" argument of his predecessor in litigation over the National Security Agency's Terrorist Surveillance Program.

In the middle of the night the Justice Department filed its response in the court case, telling a federal judge, who has ordered it to disclose information in the case, that Justice is still asserting the state secrets privilege.

"The Government has merely declined voluntarily to agree to a protective order that would, in the Government's view, require disclosures that would irretrievably compromise important national security interests," the Justice Department filing said.

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This reeks.

The more the alleged "Justice Department" is allowed to get away with this, the more they will indulge in this kind of behavior, exponentially.

May 31 09:46

'Obama's decrees are like Pharaoh's'

"The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river," Science Minister and Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday, referring to US President Barack Obama's demand to freeze all settlement activity, even that ensuing from natural growth.

Speaking ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, mathematician Herschkowitz furthered his point with a simple equation. "If there is a family that expands from one child to four or five, what should we tell them - to ship the children off to Petah Tikva? This is an unacceptable demand, even if it comes from the Americans, and Israel should reject it decisively," he affirmed.

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Memo to President Obama: stop signing the checks, and stop military aid immediately, if you are serious about Israel not expanding the growth of its illegal settlements in Palestinian territory. And be very vocal about why the aid has stopped.

This guy has just spat in your face, and told you it's raining.

It's time that you (and this country) don't tolerate this kind of behavior from Israel anymore.

May 31 09:34

Arnold's Cuts Would Make California "Unrecognizable," Nearly All Target Poor Residents

“Government doesn’t provide services to rich people,” Mike Genest, the state’s finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. “It doesn’t even really provide services to the middle class.” He added: “You have to cut where the money is.”

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Oh, yeah?!?

What about tax breaks for the wealthy and major corporations?!?

As reported in:

http://www.calitics.com/diary/8460/why-california-must-tax-the-wealthy

"One of the aspects of the political economy of last 30 years has been tax cuts for the wealthy. This ensured that government was starved of revenue in the bad times, and unable to catch up, not to mention get ahead by providing adequate services and saving for a rainy day in the good times.

California has been the poster child for this. Since 1978 we have steadily excluded wealth from taxation. Since 1993 we have given $12 billion in tax cuts and tax breaks. Corporate taxes were around 9% in 1981 and are now below 5%, yet corporations have provided neither wage growth nor stable jobs to the state, and our core services are underfunded.

As a result the poorest among us now bear the largest share of the tax burden. The lowest 20% income brackets pay 11.7% of their income in state and local taxes, whereas the top 4% pay only 7.1% of their income. The result is that lower income Californians have a higher tax burden - but get less in return for those taxes. Our income tax is also flawed in that there is only one bracket for people making between $47,500 and $999,999."

If you don't find that this qualifies as "services" for the very wealthy, I don't know what does.

May 31 09:22

Geithner Sees Signs That US Economy Is Stabilizing

Geithner told reporters traveling with him Beijing that there are a number of signs the U.S. economy is beginning to stabilize. The U.S. has been mired in its longest recession since World War II.

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Signs?!?!? WHAT signs, please?!?

How many actual Americans has he talked to who have lost their higher paying jobs to companies overseas, who are working twice the hours for nearly half the money and can barely make ends meet?!?

Are these signs some sort of heavenly vision (read: psychological disturbance) which enables him to prattle and preen about what a magnificent job he's done as Treasury Secretary?

Hearing this statement from this man just gives me the overwhelming urge to stockpile everything of use and value which might be needed if things here collapse completely.

As a side note, the Titanic finally stabilized ... after it hit the bottom.

May 31 09:15

Iraq's Kurdish region to export oil for first time

Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region will begin exporting crude oil for the first time on June 1, piping up to 90,000 bpd to its neighbours in a landmark step for the area, officials said on Sunday.

"Piping of the oil will start Monday morning from the Taq Taq field, pumping it from seven wells," said Mohammed Okotan, director of the Taq Taq project for Turkey's Genel Enerji, which is partnered with Calgary-based Addax Petroleum.

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Remember the lies we were being fed about how the oil revenues from Iraq would pay for the costs of the war??

Take a good look at who the partners are on this deal; a Turkish company, and a Canadian company, with not one American company in sight.

May 31 09:09

Waxman Didn't Read His Own Bill

Here are the Waxman bites. This was May 20th. This was nine days ago. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, Joe Barton from Texas and Henry Waxman have this exchange about the climate bill.

BARTON: Before I ask the question in counsel, did you know that was in this bill?

WAXMAN: You asking me?

BARTON: Yes, sir.

WAXMAN: Well...

BARTON: Did you read it?

May 31 07:05

Demand that Obama Actually Fix the Economy By Taking the Power to Create Money Away from Private Bankers

Ellen Brown - trial attorney and the author of the book Web of Debt - has launched an initiative to urge Obama to save the economy by taking the power to create money away from the bankers, and give it back to the government as the Founding Fathers intended.

Brown's ideas have been endorsed by many very smart and independent financial experts.

Click here and vote Brown's proposal up.

This is a brief introduction to Brown's idea. See this for more information.

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