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July 15, 2009

Jul 15 09:43

Netanyahu: Palestinian refugees must never return to their homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Palestinians to give up the right of return to their homes in what is now Israel as a precondition for a future peace deal. Speaking on Sunday evening at a ceremony marking the 105th anniversary of the death of Zionist leader Theodore Herzl, Netanyahu said "They [Palestinians] must abandon their demand to settle the descendents of Palestinian refugees in Israel and gradually 'eat away' at the State of Israel after a peace agreement is signed," according to Israel's Ynet news website.

In 1948, Jewish and Israeli forces expelled more than 726,000 Palestinians from their homes in the land on which the Israeli state was declared, according to United Nations figures. Today, Palestine refugees and their descendants are some 5.5 million people.

Jul 15 09:36

Sting nabs sticky-fingered JFK airport workers going through luggage

Burton, an officer with the Transportation Security Administration, was videotaped July 7 pilfering through the Miami-bound suitcase in an airport screening room while Simmons, a baggage handler, looked on.

The thieves also switched the luggage tags, hoping to conceal their handiwork, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what they don't steal, TSA drops and wrecks! The TSA has caused me far more harm than Osama ever did!

Jul 15 09:34

LA official opposed to LA Opera's Wagner festival

A county official wants the Los Angeles Opera to cancel performances of Wagner's Ring Cycle planned for next year because of the composer's anti-Semitic writings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I take it California's economic meltdown is not a priority with this asshole.

Jul 15 09:32

HYPER-INFLATION IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 15 09:31

Evidence of Revision (1 of 5) : The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald

Jul 15 09:26

May I Ask You?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 5 months -- so you'll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

Jul 15 09:25

Yes, the U.S. DID Carry Out Foreign Assassinations . . . And STILL IS

U.S. Government officials have claimed that foreign assassinations were never carried out.

However, in 2002, the New York Times wrote the following about the government's assassination program:

Jul 15 09:24

List of Iraqi Academics Assassinated in Iraq during the US-led occupation


Jul 15 09:23

American influence?

Commenting on the Central American state, Greg Grandin - professor of history at New York University - recently said:

"The Honduran military is effectively a subsidiary of the United States government. Honduras, as a whole, if any Latin American country is fully owned by the United States, it's Honduras. Its economy is wholly based on trade, foreign aid and remittances."

Jul 15 09:22

Bilderberg Seeks Bank Centralization Agenda

Fresh off of the 2008 Bilderberg Meeting, it looks as if New York Federal Reserve president Timothy Geithner is set to push a new agenda in the world of central banking that was likely decided upon at Bilderberg.

Jul 15 09:22

The Secret Program CAN'T Be Foreign Assassinations, Because Congress Was Briefed on that in 2001 and the New York Times Wrote About it in 2002

Government officials have claimed that the "secret program" CIA director Panetta recently disclosed to Congress involved foreign assassinations.

But on December 15, 2002, the New York Times published a story entitled "Bush Has Widened Authority of C.I.A. to Kill Terrorists".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it time to re-open the cases of Dr. David Kelly and Paul Wellstone?

Jul 15 09:02

Breaking silence on Gaza abuses

Standing by the ruins of his home in Gaza, Majdi Abed Rabbo explained how Israeli troops had used him as a human shield. "The Israeli soldiers handcuffed me and pointed the gun at my neck," he said. "They controlled every step." In this manner, Mr Abed Rabbo said, he was forced to go in ahead of Israeli soldiers as they cleared houses containing Palestinian gunmen. This same incident was described by one of the Israeli soldiers who spoke to Breaking the Silence.


Jul 15 08:58

Climate change measures will cause rise in fuel bills says minister

Households will be forced to install a range of green energy measures over the next decade to avoid a massive hike in fuel bills.

Ed Miliband, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, is today (Wed) expected to announce a raft of new legislation to help the UK meet ambitious climate change targets to cut carbon emissions.

The biggest investment will be in power, with more renewables like wind farms and a new generation of nuclear power stations replacing "dirty" but cheap fossil fuels like gas and coal.

However the cost to energy companies will be passed on to the consumer and bills are expected to go up by as much as £230 per annum, prompting concerns about fuel poverty.

Jul 15 08:52

1918 and 2009 H1N1 Similarities Confirm Recombination

The new Nature report also assessed the immune response of different groups to the new virus. The most intriguing finding, according to Kawaoka, is that those people exposed to the 1918 virus, all of whom are now in advanced old age, have antibodies that neutralize the H1N1 virus. "The people who have high antibody titers are the people born before 1918," he notes.

Jul 15 08:51

Charges dropped against settler filmed shooting Palestinians

The State Prosecution said Tuesday that it was dropping charges against a resident of Kiryat Arba who was caught on film shooting at two Palestinians in the West Bank last December.

The prosecution said it made the decision not to try Ze'ev Braude because such a move could expose classified information that might harm the security of the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


(New BEM sent in by a reader)

Jul 15 08:49

Climate Bill Spells “skyrocketing” Energy Rates, Unemployment, Less Freedom

In a famous interview with editors of the San Francisco Chronicle (Jan. 17, 2008), then-Senator Obama admitted the price of electricity would go up. Way up. In his words:

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket … because I’m capping greenhouse gases -- coal power plants, natural gas, you name it -- whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money; they will pass that [cost] on to consumers.”

...


Jul 15 08:48

Court knew man jailed for a year for non-support was not child's father

Frank Hatley has languished in a South Georgia jail for more than a year.

The reason? He failed to reimburse the state for all the public assistance his “son” received over the past two decades.

The problem? Hatley is not the biological father -- and a special assistant state attorney general and a judge knew it but jailed Hatley anyway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the lawyer's attitude that fair or not, it IS a valid court order!!!!!

Valid court order can KISS MY LILY WHITE BUTTOCKS!!!!!!! If the court has made a mistake, it has made a mistake! and no American citizen is obligated to obey a court order they know to be erroneous.

Jul 15 08:40

Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months – report

Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency believes Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months, much sooner than most analysts estimate, according to a report in German weekly Stern.

The report, which quotes BND experts, says the agency has information supporting the view that Iran has mastered the enrichment technology necessary to make a bomb and has enough centrifuges to make weaponised uranium.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say, the BND has already denied making any such comments. This is just another case of Israeli and US propagandists in the media, in this case Reuter's, simply making stuff up.

And then they wonder why they are losing audience to the blogs.

Jul 15 08:37

ISRAEL TOLD TO TAKE THE WEST BANK, GAZA STRIP AND GOLAN HEIGHTS OFF THEIR MAP!

Jul 15 08:36

IS ISRAEL HEADING TOWARDS FASCISM?

Take a close look at the first three ‘warning signs’… look carefully at number 3.

Now read the following report and ask yourself if Israel is heading towards fascism or not….. YOU be the judge.


Jul 15 08:36

Another Global Warming Denier

The Australian Geologist Who's Exposed the Hoax

Jul 15 08:34

VIVA PALESTINA CROSSES INTO GAZA! ~~ VIVA PALESTINA!!

The convoy got through!!!!! While we gathered at the Egyptian Mission to the UN one of the women got a call from Galloway, Barron & McKinney announcing that an agreement was reached – everything could go through but the trucks. They could unload the trucks and bring everything into Gaza at the crossing but the trucks couldn’t be donated.

Jul 15 08:33

Record Low Temperatures Hit Northeast

As politicians in Washington, DC debate what to do about global warming, the Northeast has been hit with record low temperatures this morning.

According to ABC News, the cities of Binghamton and Rochester in New York and Hartford, CT experienced record lows for July today.

Meanwhile, here in the Granite State, temperatures in Concord fell to 47-degress this morning, the lowest since 1940. Temperatures in Portsmouth came within one degree of the lowest ever in July.

Jul 15 08:32

OBAMATOON FOR JULY 15th ~~ RUSSIAN/US ROULETTE


Jul 15 08:28

Obama Snubbed In Russia?

Jul 15 08:27

Obama Snubbed In Saudi Arabia?

Jul 15 08:19

Northern Ireland rioters 'were bussed in to provoke violence'

Twenty-one police officers were injured in Belfast on Monday after coming under fire during rioting on the biggest day in the loyalist marching season.

It was claimed that dissident republicans had been bussed in to provoke violence.

Jul 15 08:03

Israel soldiers speak out on Gaza

A group of soldiers who took part in Israel's assault in Gaza say widespread abuses were committed against civilians under "permissive" rules of engagement.

The troops said they had been urged to fire on any building or person that seemed suspicious and said Palestinians were sometimes used as human shields.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not the first time Israel has used human shields.


Jul 15 07:58

Israel accused of mistreating women prisoners

Pregnant detainees "do not enjoy preferential treatment in terms of diet, living space or transfer to hospitals," it said. "Pregnant prisoners are also chained to their beds until they enter delivery rooms and shackled once again after giving birth.

Jul 15 07:57

Israeli Soldiers Question Moral Integrity of Gaza Offensive

Israeli combat soldiers have acknowledged that they forced Palestinian civilians to serve as human shields, needlessly killed unarmed Gazans and improperly used white phosphorus shells to burn down buildings as part of Israel’s three-week military offensive in the Gaza Strip last winter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And YOU paid for the WP used in Gaza.

Jul 15 07:57

KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?

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Jul 15 07:56

Soldiers say received orders to shoot first, worry later in Gaza war

A number of IDF soldiers who took part in Israel's recent Gaza offensive say they were urged by commanders to shoot first and worry later about sorting out civilians from combatants. Accordingly, they say, the force went into Gaza with guns blazing.



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Jul 15 07:55

Amnesty details Gaza 'war crimes'

Israel committed war crimes and carried out reckless attacks and acts of wanton destruction in its Gaza offensive, an independent human rights report says.

Jul 15 07:48

Overload

Though the speech Obama gave at the New Economic School in Moscow on July 7 was well written and well delivered, it is hard to see how the reaction to it could have been anything but incredulity. Having endured seven decades of violent hypocrisy, Russians can smell it a mile away – and Obama’s speech reeked of it.

Take this, for example: "In 2009, a great power does not show strength by dominating or demonizing other countries. The days when empires could treat sovereign states as pieces on a chess board are over."

Jul 15 07:45

Warnings to Precious Metal ETF Investors - Buyer Beware!

The London based ETF Securities Silver Fund regularly publish a list of serial numbers of the silver bars they hold in custody:

http://www.etfsecurities.com/msl/bar_list.zip

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) also publish a weekly updated list of serial numbers of silver bars held in their custody:

https://ebts.jpmorgan.com/ebtsWebMod/ebts_downloads/BONYBARLIST.PDF

Check out page 1698-1722 of the SLV silver bars list. They have got some silver bars from China. The brand is Great Wall. The supposedly unique serial numbers are from No. 1001 - No. 1460. With many duplications.

The ETFS's silver bars list also contains silver bars of the same Great Wall brand. The serial numbers are also the same: No. 1001 - No. 1360.

Ah oh! Hmmmmm...?

Jul 15 07:42

Washington set to buy Silverstein's WTC lease

The US government is poised to buy the lease on the destroyed World Trade Centre from the property magnate Larry Silverstein in an attempt to seize the initiative in the increasingly bitter dispute about the future of the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the dispute is calling attention to the very strange acquisition of the site by Silverman in the first place, and his even stranger buying of excessive anti-terror insurance on the complex.


Jul 15 07:33

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

The tulip has been introduced in the Netherlands in the middle of 16th century from the Ottoman Empire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So we can blame the Muslims for the Great Tulip Mania that wrecked the Dutch economy!!!!

Those gosh darned Muslims!!!!!!!!! :)

Jul 15 07:30

Did an Israeli anesthetic cause Michael Jackson's death?

Teva voluntarily recalled two lots of propofol after investigators found
bacterial contamination in some samples caused up to 40 patients in Florida, Arizona and Missouri to develop fevers and chills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Normally I would not bother with any MJ stories, but the problems with Teva line up exactly with the reckless pharmaceutical companies topic we have been covering the last few days.

Jul 15 07:26

The Irish and The New World Order.

Yeah, it’s the Irish. They did it. It’s the Gang of Two, O’Brien and Monahan; members of POG (Paddy Occupied Government) who ripped off the Harvard Hillel. It is POG that is behind most of the world’s problems. It’s long been known but seldom mentioned how the Irish faked the Potato Famine and all the other things they blamed on the long-suffering British over the course of some 800 years. They’re really milking that victim thing. It’s their trademark and their signature.


Jul 15 07:25

168 people feared dead in Iran plane crash

Iran's civil and military fleet is made up of ancient aircraft in very poor condition due to their age and lack of maintenance. The Iranian regime is barred by sanctions from buying American Boeing planes or European Airbus craft when they include a significant number of US parts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the blood of these Iranian CIVILIAN passengers is on the hands of the US Government, just as surely as it was when the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger plane in 1988.

Or did one of the US-encouraged coup plotters simply plant as bomb on board?

Jul 15 07:22

Goldman Announces Record Profit and Bonuses. So Much for Financial Reform and an End to Greed on Wall Street

"Greed is Good," Gordon Gekko, "Wall Street" (1987)

Well, greed is not only good, apparently, it's back, and more ravenous than ever. On Tuesday the venerable Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs announced an astonishing $3.4-billion quarterly profit, it's best ever in its 140-year history. It also announced that it's allocated a whopping $11.4 billion towards executive bonuses. So, just a few months after being bailed out by the U.S. Government and after much public and congressional excoriation over its high-risk trading and excessive compensation practices, this year's bonuses could match or beat the highest ever, while bringing Goldman back into the dicey mortgage and credit game.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why not; they keep what they win and if they lose, the taxpayers pick up the tab!

... as long as you let them get away with it.

Jul 15 07:09

Peter Schiff Economy Vlog - 07/14/2009

Jul 15 07:09

7.8 QUAKE HITS OFF OF SOUTHERN TIP OF NEW ZEALAND

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tsunami watch for New Zealand called, now canceled.

Tsunami watch for Hawaii called, now canceled.


Jul 15 06:40

Ex-Clinton aides advising Honduran coup regime

Ginger Thompson of the New York Times reported from San Jose, Costa Rica Sunday that in organizing the first sessions of a US-brokered mediation exercise between the ousted President Zelaya and the leader of those who overthrew him, Micheletti, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias instructed both men to appear at his residence with just four advisers.

"On Thursday morning, Mr. Micheletti showed up with six, adding an American public relations specialist who has done work for former President Bill Clinton and the American’s interpreter, and an official close to the talks said the team rarely made a move without consulting him," Thompson reported.

Jul 15 06:31

SOLDIER REFUSES TO DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN ON ORDER OF FOREIGN BORN PRESIDENT, U.S. ARMY REVOKES ORDER RATHER THAN FORCE THE ISSUE IN COURT

Bush was a de facto president and he had two terms in office. The difference here is that the military never revoked any deployment orders under Bush because of questions about his illegal presidency.

It would appear to me that the situation in the U.S. just became much more dangerous and unpredictable because, with this case, the mask is off.

What’s to stop tens of thousands of military personnel from obtaining the exact same outcome as Major Stefan Cook? Not much, apparently.

This is an extremely serious development.

Via: WorldNetDaily:

Jul 15 06:06

‘Government Sachs’ Strikes Gold ... Again

Connect the dots: Goldman Sachs made $3.44 billion in profit this past quarter, while the U.S deficit topped $1 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history and appeared to be headed toward doubling that figure before the budget year is out. Since most of the increase in the federal deficit is due to bailing out the banks and salvaging the greater economy they helped destroy, why is the top investment bank doing so well?

Well, because that was the plan, as devised by Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs.


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Jul 15 05:38

David Icke on Swine flu

Jul 15 05:18

"9/11 Truth" and its role in the game

In April of last year I wrote an article that questioned the motives of a UN official who went public calling for a new investigation into the "neocons' role in 9/11." The person I am referring to is Richard Falk, who, as I stated in the aforementioned article, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations as well as the World Federalist Society. Richard Falk was also a leading contributor to the globalist World Order Models Project, financed by the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Endowment in the 1970's, which was a report that suggested "strategies of transition" into a new global era. On top of this, Falk has published numerous books with titles such as Toward a Just World Order (1982) and The United Nations and a Just World Order (1991), calling for global governance.

Jul 15 00:46

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination Alert

It's crucial to understand that these vaccines are experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous to the human immune system. They contain squalene-based adjuvants that cause a host of annoying to life-threatening autoimmune diseases. They must be avoided, even if mandated. It's also known that vaccines don't protect against diseases they're designed to prevent and often cause them. They should be banned but proliferate anyway because they're so profitable, and if globally mandated to the greatest extent ever.


Jul 14 21:53

Arnold sound board

http://www.crocopuffs.com/soundboard/arnold.html

Thought Mike could do an interview with Arnold using one of many soundboards on the net. Just to lighten things up. Look at the entries on the right on this one: "The most important thing is money" (probably taken out of context, granted.)

July 14, 2009

Jul 14 21:37

IDF soldier: We used Gazans as human shields

The soldier says his unit employed a variation of the practice, the so-called "neighbor procedure," when it checked homes for Palestinian militants

Jul 14 21:30

Goldman Sachs bank profits soar

US banking giant Goldman Sachs has surpassed market expectations by reporting second-quarter net profits of $3.44bn.

Jul 14 20:57

If A Revolution Comes, They're Going After Goldman First

Not without justification, the masses now know that there is a revolving door between governments and Goldman Sachs. Not without justification, the masses are highly suspicious of the billions in "trading" profits Goldman has been making when most other financial firms are barely surviving on life support. They know that Hank Paulson, as Treasury Secretary, snowed everyone who came within 30 feet of his breath.



Pixfuture
Jul 14 20:18

FBI: Your Tax Dollars at Work Brainwashing Kids...

I'll keep this short and sweet: Please visit the link below to see what the FBI is spending your money on...

Jul 14 19:56

British watchdog bans Israeli tourism advert

A British advertising watchdog banned an Israeli tourism poster that implied the West Bank and Gaza Strip territories were undisputed parts of the country.

The posters, featuring a boy snorkelling with dolphins, were placed on London's Underground train stations, as part of an Israeli tourism campaign.

They carried the slogan "few countries pack so much variety into such a small space as Israel" and a contested map that sparked more than 400 complaints from pro-Palestinian groups and members of the public.

Jul 14 18:35

Texas Unemployment Fund broke

"The state unemployment insurance trust fund will run out of money next week, forcing the Texas Workforce Commission to borrow $643 million from the federal government to cover claims."

Jul 14 17:53

Taliban will let guns do their talking

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is now the focus of attention, with the Pakistan military reportedly saying that it is prepared to act as a middleman to help the administration of United States President Barack Obama in a "new diplomatic overture to find an end to the long-running conflict" in Afghanistan.

Mullah Omar, however, is not believed to be in any mood to talk. Over the past few months, he has consolidated his grip over the various scattered but powerful resistance groups across Afghanistan and in Pakistan's tribal areas. His ultimate objective, as it has been since the Taliban were ousted in the US-led invasion of 2001, is for military victory against foreign forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a land war which absolutely cannot be won from the air.

One would have thought that perhaps the lessons of the Viet Nam War would have been absorbed by the civilian and military leadership of the US and NATO by this point in history; obviously, they have not.

And that is one damned shame.


Jul 14 17:17

Blacks and joblessness, is it really racism?

Blacks and Joblessness: the Toll of Racism
by Tamara Turner
Global Research, April 7, 2009
Fighting beside other autoworkers, African Americans won improved wages, pensions, and other benefits. They created a "Black middle class" that could afford homes, cars, and higher education for their children.
When the auto industry began to decline, so did the situation for Black workers, who for decades had found both more jobs and better jobs there. The heavy layoffs accompanying the current depression are having a devastating impact.

Jul 14 16:34

Accountant For Harvard Hillel Arrested After Nearly $800,000 Disappears

To add to what already has been a bad year for fraud at Jewish organizations, Harvard University’s Hillel announced that it had lost nearly $800,000, and a former accountant has been accused of diverting funds into his personal account.

Jul 14 16:33

Journalist Fired Over Flu Pandemic Lawsuit

Austrian journalist Jane Bürgermeister, who recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several high ranking government and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism, has been fired from her job. “On Monday, I was unexpectedly fired from my job as European Correspondent of the Renewable Energy World website,” Bürgermeister writes on her blog.

Jul 14 15:44

Too Late Now

If your 401K went to 201K leave it alone it is too late now.

If you are thinking of arming yourself as things are just shit you cant find ammo it is too late now.

If you were hoping to get employment with a company that has a future a bit of retirement it is too late now.

If you think it is time to stock up on food you cant protect it it is too late now.



Taboola
Jul 14 15:33

The Fed Under Fire

I receive film-video submissions daily, and this is the most impressive piece I've ever seen.

The production value is extremely impressive and the interviews and quotes are some of the best I've seen. If you absolutely must hurry your way through it, watch the last 2 minutes.

Jul 14 15:27

The Economy Is Even Worse Than You Think

The average length of unemployment is higher than it's been since government began tracking the data in 1948.

Jul 14 15:04

Al Gore and friends create climate of McCarthyism

DISCUSSIONS about global warming are marked by an increasing desire to stamp out "impure" thinking, to the point of questioning the value of democratic debate. But shutting down discussion simply means the disappearance of reason from public policy.

Jul 14 15:03

Al Gore rewrites history

The former vice-president shot to prominence when his documentary An Inconvenient Truth which carried the claims won an Oscar in 2006. Shortly after Mr Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. However after a lengthy hearing the British High Court found that An Inconvenient Truth was inaccurate and contained at least nine significant errors and exaggerations.

However, speaking on ABC Australia Mr Gore misrepresented the judges ruling stating: "Well, the ruling was in my favour".

Jul 14 15:00

Lack of Media Coverage of Pfc. LaVena Johnson's Murder and Army Cover-Up Our Shame

I hope you'll get very, very angry when you read this. I hope you'll curse me out, along with the mainstream media, for our neglect. And I hope you'll realize why we need citizen journalists and determined bloggers who find these horrific, heartbreaking, significant stories and report on them...

Jul 14 14:42

Afghanistan: Our troops are giving their lives to safeguard a rigged election

Hamid Karzai's appalling and corrupt regime is the West's guilty little secret, suggests Mary Riddell.

Jul 14 14:41

US commander in Afghanistan lobbies for more troops

Less than six months after Barack Obama ordered 21,000 additional American soldiers to Afghanistan, and barely two weeks into the first major offensive by the reinforcements, General Stanley McChrystal, the newly-appointed US commander, has launched a lobbying drive for a substantial further increase in troop numbers.

Jul 14 14:41

Death squads and US democracy

The revelation that the CIA initiated a covert program, apparently involving assassinations, and kept it secret from the US Congress on the orders of Vice President Dick Cheney marks a deepening of the crisis in the American state apparatus and an indication of the degeneration of democratic processes within the US.

Jul 14 14:28

Private Rocket Successfully Puts Satellite In Orbit for the First Time

It may not be as exciting as the Apollo 11, but I do find exciting that SpaceX has put a commercial satellite in orbit for the first time, launching a Falcon I rocket from the Marshall Islands.

SpaceX launched a Malaysian satellite into orbit using the two-stage Falcon, a rocket developed and built from scratch by the company. The satellite, called RazakSAT, is designed to take high resolution pictures of Malaysia.

If all goes as planned, SpaceX will soon deliver material to the International Space Station in the future.

Jul 14 14:28

Gaza in the eyes of Israelis

Jul 14 13:53

Puking pug saga shows Plum TV sucks

The Post’s alleged witnesses have not been corroborated by other sources.
Even so, the allegation was sufficient to turn what had initially been a rather shocking tale about the rough and misogynistic treatment meted out to a New Yorker by an over-zealous cop into a debate about whether or not the victim is an ‘anti-Semite’.

Jul 14 13:42

Computer attack may not have originated in North Korea after all

Bkis Security has just disclosed analysis showing that 166,908 botted PCs from 74 countries were used in the attacks. Commands were routed through eight control servers, tied into a master server located in the United Kingdom and running the Windows Server 2003 operating system, says Bkis research director Nguyen Minh Duc.

Jul 14 13:40

FLASHBACK - Trish Schuh: The Salvador Option in Beirut

Unlike Iraq, there is no “weapons of mass destruction threat” to facilitate toppling the Syrian regime. This time, a United Nations Tribunal could provide the means, deploying Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's murder as the weapon. But like the US show trial to convict Saddam Hussein, the show trial to convict Syria for Hariri's murder, built by the United Nation's International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC), has a history of problems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In hindsight, Trish was correct!

Jul 14 13:40

Child psychiatrist's child molestation therapy

Child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres takes stand in molestation case
By Elizabeth Pfeffer
Posted: 07/08/2009 07:
Child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres testified in his own defense Wednesday, more than two years after he was charged with molesting several young male patients.
Speaking frankly and in a relaxed manner about his philosophy on physical examinations and child psychiatry, Ayres said he performed exams only on boys because he didn't feel it was appropriate to do so with girls. He estimated that he gave one full exam a month, with partial physicals occurring "more often."

Jul 14 13:29

Why High Frequency Program Trading Smells

Why are an increasing number of investors in our country questioning the integrity of our markets? The perception that the playing field is not necessarily level.

Jul 14 13:28

Bailed-out Goldman Sachs profit soars to 3.44 bln dlrs

Jul 14 13:26

Russia says no Iran sanctions for START deal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama strikes out!

Jul 14 13:25

US destroyer anchors off Georgia for exercises

A U.S. guided missile destroyer dropped anchor Tuesday in Georgia's Black Sea waters ahead of joint naval exercises seen as a show of American support for the former Soviet nation crushed in last year's war with Russia.

Jul 14 13:25

Obama's Stimulus Plan: Failing by Its Own Measure

Back in early January, when Barack Obama was still President-elect, two of his chief economic advisers — leading proponents of a stimulus bill — predicted that the passage of a large economic-aid package would boost the economy and keep the unemployment rate below 8%. It hasn't quite worked out that way. Last month, the jobless rate in the U.S. hit 9.5%, the highest level it has reached since 1983.

Jul 14 13:22

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination Alert

On July 13, a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert headlined, "WHO recommendations on pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccinations" suggest that universally mandated ones are coming... "

Jul 14 13:19

FEELING THE HATE FROM ISRAEL….. PART 2

Jul 14 13:18

Ex-FBI Agent: Why I Support a New 9/11 Investigation

After 9-11, with the knowledge I had of the bitter internal dispute inside the FBI that was being hushed up but had kept some of our better agents from possibly uncovering more of the 9-11 plot before it happened, I couldn’t forget two of the slides in that Law Enforcement ethics curriculum: “DO NOT: Puff, Shade, Tailor, Firm up, Stretch, Massage, or Tidy up statements of fact.” And “Misplaced Loyalties: As employees of the FBI, we must be aware that our highest loyalty is to the United States Constitution. We should never sacrifice the truth in order to obtain a desired result (e.g. conviction of a defendant) or to avoid personal or institutional embarrassment.”

Jul 14 13:17

NYCCAN

The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now has come together to lead a disciplined and patriotic search for answers about September 11th towards one tangible goal: the creation of an independent and impartial subpoena powered investigation into the September 11th attacks on our great nation.

Jul 14 13:16

Goldman Sachs execs sold $700m of stock: report

Executives at US banking giant Goldman Sachs sold almost 700 million dollars worth of stock after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September, the Financial Times reported.

Most of the sales, worth 431 million pounds or 500 million euros, occurred when the firm enjoyed the support of 10 billion dollars in US government capital injections, the London-based newspaper said.

Jul 14 13:13

Obama says lost auto jobs are gone

President Barack Obama took a dose of reality to Michigan on Tuesday, saying that thousands of jobs lost to the auto industry's downturn are not coming back and it is time to prepare for new industries.

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"Candles. You can all learn how to make candles!!! People will need candles after their electricity gets shut off!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 14 13:08

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

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YOU TUBE has removed this video. What it showed was a video of a couple having sex in what they thought were private circumstances. The video was shot using the infra-red cameras of a US military helicopter, which we who paid for it all would hope is used to protect the nation against enemies, not spy on people just having some fun.

Now, just what "terms of use" were violated is unclear as the video did not actually show all that much. A quick search of YouTube shows far more explicit videos are available, so I think what YouTube is saying is that it is okay for the US Government to spy on your sex life using all that taxpayer paid for equipment, but you're not supposed to know about it.

Jul 14 12:53

Selfish Arabs:Might,Mindset & Misconduct

If one was to take a look at the global events transpiring most rapidly,from America to Africa and beyond, we can only hang our heads in shame and disgust for what has become of humanity.

To put it bluntly,there is no humanity.

The rules of triadic interaction have left nothing but total destruction and humility at the price of decency,honor and justice – nothing positive has come from the idea that one should strike at a serpents head with the hand of your enemy.

Jul 14 12:52

The Catholic Church and Palestine

It´s my opinion, that we live in times of severe crisis, and that we, religious and secular people, alike will have to find some common ground, from which we together struggle against a terrible inhuman system, which is threatening to draw as all into the catastrophe of a new World War. Whatever divides us at this moment cannot be so big, that it justifies us to fight and hate one another, while our whole world is about to go down the drains.

Jul 14 12:51

'The Select Few' Are Cashing in: Shocking Corruption at the Washington Post

If you want to know what really matters in Washington, don't go to Capitol Hill for one of those hearings, or pay attention to those staged White House "town meetings." They're just for show. What really happens -- the serious business of Washington -- happens in the shadows, out of sight, off the record. Only occasionally -- and usually only because someone high up stumbles -- do we get a glimpse of just how pervasive the corruption has become.

Case in point: Katharine Weymouth, the publisher of The Washington Post -- one of the most powerful people in DC -- invited top officials from the White House, the Cabinet and Congress to her home for an intimate, off-the-record dinner to discuss health care reform with some of her reporters and editors covering the story.

Jul 14 12:49

Total US Fuel Taxes by State

After crude oil costs, taxes are the second largest contributor to the price paid at the pump. Together Federal and State excise taxes on fuel account for an average cost of approximately 62 cents per gallon.

Jul 14 12:48

House Democrats Propose 5.4% Income Tax Surtax on Millionaires to Fund Health Care Reform

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This so-called tax on "Millionaires" actually kicks in for couples making $100,000 a year.

Jul 14 12:43

Auto Czar Leaves Washington Amidst Pay-to-Play Probe Involving Former Firm

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... and FOX is starting to report the stories that need reporting.

Has Murdoch seen the light?

Jul 14 12:35

Israeli Spy Ring Threatens Fragile Peace

The UN Security Council has warned that the existence of a large Israeli-run espionage network in Lebanon could threaten a fragile peace established between the two countries following the end of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.

Jul 14 12:17

The British Health Care System

Horror stories of incompetent doctors, negligent hospitals and unapproved drugs waiting idle for the bureaucrats to give them their blessing do not help; I'm sure you have those stories too. But in a country where anything short of criminal negligence is acceptable, where gross incompetance leads only to transfer to another region, where the doctor gets paid according to the number of patients in his area not the amount of work he does, you can imagine that while people say "the NHS is the greatest part of the Welfare State and the great success of post-war socialism," they also say that the system is in crisis, that it cannot go on like this.

Jul 14 11:32

Neocon Rodeo

Imagine this headline "George Bush arrested and extradited to the Hague for crimes against humanity." Upon further reading, "Prosecutors say George Bush is allegedly guilty of mass murder for the atrocities of 911 where over 3000 innocent people were murdered." One would think, "justice is served," but lets take a journey down this phantasmal path and weigh the ramifications of this price of corruption.

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