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Jul 14 11:12

Since Obama took office, my financial situation is ...

Better
6% (147 votes)
The Same
28% (671 votes)
Worse
66% (1575 votes)
Total votes: 2393

July 14, 2009

Jul 14 11:03

The Small Business Surtax

. In the middle of a recession and with rising unemployment, Democrats have been letting it leak that they want to raise U.S. tax rates higher than they've been in nearly 30 years in order to finance government health care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why doesn't Congress just set fire to the entire nation and get it over with?

Jul 14 11:01

OVERTAXED HAWAII: Rally This Tuesday @ State Capitol - Just Say No to Higher Taxes

Jul 14 11:00

Audit the Federal Reserve

Rep. Michele Bachmann talks with CNBC's Larry Kudlow about the need to audit the Federal Reserve as a result of the financial and auto sector bailouts and potential bailouts for small businesses.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Jul 14 10:42

Modified sugarbeets stir controversy

BOULDER, Colo. — A group of six farmers said they'll be financially crippled if Boulder County commissioners don't allow them to grow genetically modified sugarbeets on the open space land they lease. But several residents who spoke at a Thursday night meeting said the county shouldn't allow potentially dangerous crops on public land.

"This is risky technology. I don't want us to be the 'oops' guinea pig," said Mary Rogers, of Boulder. "We don't know the consequences, and we're deluding ourselves if we think we do."

[NOTE: Posted in light of the current danger to the U.K.'s honey bees. The U.K. is the fifth largest producer of sugarbeet.)

Jul 14 10:33

“Nothing Will Change -- Nothing -- Until We Tear down the Sign [the Financial Elites Have] Placed on Government -- the One That Reads, ‘For Sale.’"

Nothing will change -- nothing -- until the money lenders are tossed out of the temple, the ATM's are wrested from the marble halls, and we tear down the sign they've placed on government -- the one that reads, "For Sale."

Jul 14 10:31

Chicago water: In public reports, city silent over sex hormones and painkillers found in treated drinking water

Annual water quality reports mailed to Chicagoans this month didn't say a word about sex hormones, painkillers or anti-cholesterol drugs, even though city officials found traces of pharmaceuticals and other unregulated substances in treated Lake Michigan water during the past year.

Like other cities, Chicago must notify the public if its drinking water contains certain regulated contaminants, including lead, pesticides and harmful bacteria.

But pharmaceutical chemicals, which have been detected in drinking water across the country, are not on that list. So Mayor Richard Daley is technically correct in stating that the "pure, fresh drinking water" pumped to 7 million people in Chicago and the suburbs "meets or exceeds all regulatory standards."

Jul 14 10:30

Flu Shots Put Children in the Hospital

At the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society recently held in San Diego, researchers presented a study showing that the flu vaccine – widely touted as a "must have" for children with chronic illnesses – isn't effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially ones with asthma. But here's the most damning evidence that flu shots aren't the safe, helpful vaccine the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC) and other government agencies claim: the researchers also found that children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine.


Jul 14 10:24

Israeli warships cross Suez Canal again

Two Israel Navy warships made a rare crossing of Egypt's Suez Canal on Tuesday, heading from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea in a voyage that could be seen as a warning signal to Iran.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that the crossings were legitimate in accordance with an agreement between Cairo and Jerusalem.

Jul 14 10:23

Retail Sales Rise by Largest Amount Since January

Retail sales advanced in June by 0.6 percent, the largest amount since January, led by a surge in gasoline prices and a slight rebound in the battered auto sector.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are not buying any more, it's just that prices went up!

Jul 14 09:59

All Interstate Bank Barriers Coming Down

You are about to witness a major league, sophisticated takeover of pretty much the entire banking system by the insiders. For most small banks, it will be difficult if not impossible to compete.

Jul 14 09:57

Let's deal with the facts on global warming

The notion of man's use of CO2 as a possible driver of climate has been the subject of several recent Letters to the Editor in the Sun-News. Over geologic time. there has been 15 to 25 times more CO2 than current concentrations; the claim that this time we will reach a tipping point is alarmist, ludicrous, and totally without foundation.

CO2 is a colorless, odorless gas, and essential to life; to regard it as a pollutant is just wrong.

Let us deal with facts - not activism, alarmism, or hyperbole.


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Jul 14 09:40

Brothel Offers Discount for Green Customers

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are green, they are too sick to have sex!

Jul 14 09:01

British girl's heart heals itself after transplant

After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart.

But she also had a price to pay: the drugs Clark took to prevent her body from rejecting the donated heart led to malignant cancer that required chemotherapy.


Jul 14 08:49

ISRAEL’S ‘NAME WAR’ REACHES GOVERNMENT LEVEL

Israeli minister of transportation and road safety Yisrael Katz has ordered a change in all Arab names of Palestinian towns and cities that appear on signs on the streets into Hebrew names.

Jul 14 08:48

NAACP URGED TO WORK FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ~~ PHOTO ESSAY

This morning scores of people gathered outside the NAACP Convention at the Hilton Hotel to demand that the NAACP follow-up on a pledge made in 2004 to do everything within their power to save Mumia Abu-Jamal who has been on death row in Pennsylvania for the past 27 years.

The situation is particularly urgent now because the US Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal of his case. They are also demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder, who spoke at the convention today examine Mumia’s case because there was governmental misconduct during his trial.

Jul 14 08:47

THE PHARAOHS OF TODAY ~~ A CALL TO ACTION

The Egyptian government has shown us where their loyalties lie… with the State of Israel. The ‘Peace Agreement’ signed by the two countries must have had some fine print that we didn’t know about… fine print that declared their support of the zionist regime’s efforts to destroy the people of Palestine, Gazans in particular.

Jul 14 08:46

KICKING PALESTINIANS WHEN THEY ARE DOWN…..

Since the beginning of this year Israeli stepped up its campaign to demolish Palestinian houses. Hattem Abed Al Kader, the Jerusalem Affairs Minister in the Palestinian Authority, told IMEMC in a previous interview, that Israel has given demolition orders to 1,200 Palestinian homes and other structures in East Jerusalem.

Israel occupied Jerusalem in 1967. Since then it has rarely given Palestinian residents permissions to built homes, while it continues to built settlements in and around the city, an act which is illegal by international law.


Jul 14 08:43

Southwest Flight - A large hole developed in a plane's fuselage -- mid-flight

A 1-foot-by-1-foot hole developed on the top of the plane at the base of the vertical stabilizer and exposed passengers to the evening sky.

Jul 14 08:16

Wind farms will be a monument to an age when our leaders collectively went off their heads

So far we have spent billions of pounds on building just over 2,000 wind turbines - and yet they contribute barely one per cent of all the electricity that we need.

The combined output of all those 2,000 turbines put together, averaging 700 megawatts, is less than that of a single, medium-sized conventional power station.

What's more, far from being 'free', this pitiful dribble of electricity is twice as expensive as the power we get from the nuclear, gas or coal-fired power stations which currently supply well over 90 per cent of our needs - and we all pay the difference, without knowing it, through our electricity bills.

Jul 14 08:15

WE CHOOSE THE MOON

To celebrate this anniversary, the John F Kennedy Presidential Library is rebroadcasting the entire mission in real-time over the internet. Go to http://wechoosethemoon.org to see "live" images of the Saturn V on the launch pad, hear interviews with the crew and mission control, and follow the countdown clock for launch this Thursday.

Jul 14 08:14

Welcome to the Big Stripe, Chaingang World.

Unlike Al Gore, I have a PhD and all sorts of advanced studies degrees in my area of expertise; field testing both natural and un-natural chemical compounds that affect perception and awareness. I’ve even got a certain smaller amount of experience in the most dangerous drugs on the planet. These would be legal drugs. I don’t recommend fooling around with illegal drugs unless you have the gene. I definitely do not recommend fooling around with legal drugs at any time because they will certainly kill you. Illegal drugs may or may not accomplish that. You have to try harder with them.


Jul 14 08:05

Lizzie Cheney throws another tantrum...

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, the other major issue I have with Lizzie's latest song and dance is that she is using the same meme as the one she used in defense of her daddy's torture program. She is speculating (because she does not have the clearances to know for sure) that al Qaeda leaders were the target, the ONLY target, of her daddy's hit team. Just like she has strongly defended (without knowing for sure obviously) that her daddy's torture program only targeted terrorists who were going to kill us. Of course we all know the many innocent people who were captured, detained, tortured, never charged, and finally released.

Jul 14 08:04

Des Moines pledges to move against homeless camps

Des Moines city leaders say they intend to fight the spread of homeless camps amid reports that more have popped up along the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I imagine those homeless people, made homeless at least in part by the government sending their jobs overseas, are wondering where is the gratitude for all the taxes paid over the last few decades.

Jul 14 08:01

Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Jul 14 07:55

Akiva Eldar / How to apply PR spin to the settlement issue

America's best Jewish minds are wracking their brains, trying to find a magic formula that will put the settlements close to the hearts of Israel's supporters, not to mention its critics. A new guide to the perplexed, disseminated by the leadership of the Israel Project, the organization spearheading Israel's public relations efforts in the United States, offers a glimpse into its very own internal confusion, as an organization working in coordination with and under the direction of the Israeli government with regard to anything even remotely connected to the settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the arrogant assumption that if they only spin it the right way, we'll all forget that Israel is building illegally on occupied lands belonging to other people.


Jul 14 07:54

The very fabric of society is breaking down around us. What the hell is there left to believe in?

It's all gone wrong. Our belief in everything has been shattered by a series of shock revelations that have shaken our core to its core. You can't move for toppling institutions. Television, the economy, the police, the House of Commons, and, most recently, the press ... all revealed to be jam-packed with liars and bastards and graspers and bullies and turds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Life is like a cesspool. The really big chunks rise to the top.

Jul 14 07:44

Hasbara booklet: Just lie

The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary is a Hasbara booklet written by a Dr. Frank Luntz that adds on to a rich but unsuccessful literature existing in the field. Why unsuccessful? Let's quote from the author's introduction:

I wrote my first Language Dictionary for The Israel Project in 2003. Since that time, Israel has had three Prime Ministers, several stalled peace initiatives, found itself the victim of attack from its northern and southern borders, and has suffered greatly in the court of public opinion.

Memo to him: the problem is not with his previous booklets, it's with Israel.

Jul 14 07:43

Health of England's honey bees under threat

England's honey bee colonies are dying at an alarming rate due to disease and a lack of coordinated response by health authorities, a parliamentary report concluded on Tuesday.

England and Wales have around 250,000 colonies of honey bees, which contribute around 200 million pounds to the economy since they are solely responsible for pollinating nearly 40 commercial crops.



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Jul 14 07:42

Swearing 'helps to reduce pain'

Uttering expletives when you hurt yourself is a sensible policy, according to scientists who have shown swearing can help reduce pain.

A study by Keele University researchers found volunteers who cursed at will could endure pain nearly 50% longer than civil-tongued peers.

Jul 14 07:40

French workers threaten to blow up New Fabris car parts factory

First there was boss-napping, now angry workers at a factory in France have come up with a new tactic in their battle against mass redundancy.

Staff at bankrupt car parts maker New Fabris are threatening to blow up the plant if they do not receive compensation from the companies that provided most of the firm's business.

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Jul 14 07:30

Steve Fielding wants to convince Al Gore he's wrong

THIS is the chart climate change sceptic Senator Steve Fielding hopes will convince Al Gore that global warming is not real.


Jul 14 07:22

Red sky at night: Heavens turn crimson over Britain after Russian volcano erupts

The night skies over Britain will turn a deep shade of crimson this week as the fallout from a Russian volcano blast hits the UK.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember living in Los Angeles when Pinatubo let loose and we had some spectacular sunsets for a while!

Jul 14 07:20

House prices will stay in the doldrums for years, report predicts

Britain's housing market will stay in the doldrums until the middle of the next decade, and there is a 30% chance that prices will take until 2020 to return to their peak before the crash, a consultancy firm predicts.

Jul 14 07:19

NSW Jewry goes ahead with Internet Censorship

Jul 14 07:15

The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something tells me Sarah had help with this.


Jul 14 07:12

Obama Faces Hurdles in Closing Guantánamo

Officials said the most problematic group was made up of detainees to be held without trial, who are deemed by the administration to be too dangerous to release but who cannot be tried because evidence against them may not be usable in court. Administration officials say they hope this group will be as small as possible, acknowledging opposition by civil liberties groups. But they said they were convinced there were some detainees who must be detained without charges because of their backgrounds, like extensive time in a militant training camp or a long association with a terrorist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or because, like Binyam Mohammed, their bodies carry scars embarrassing to the US.

Jul 14 07:09

CIA Vet: Agency Doesn't Need Secret Program To Target al Qaeda

Earlier today, we raised a few questions about the notion that the secret CIA program that Dick Cheney reportedly withheld from Congress concerned an effort to kill or capture al Qaeda leaders. And now a top counter-terror expert is doing the same.

Vince Cannistraro, a former CIA counterterrorism chief, told TPMmuckraker that because we've been in a state of war against al Qaeda since just after September 11, there would have been no need for a secret CIA program that received special legal authorization

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The claim that Dick Cheney's assassination squad targeted Al Qaeda appears to be a cover, most likely for the assassination squad targeting people closer to home, like Dr. Kelly and Paul Wellstone.

Jul 14 07:07

John F. Kennedy Jr. - John and Carolyn Kennedy

As first reported by United Press International, John F. Kennedy Jr. on approach to Martha's Vineyard in 8 mile visibility, was in radio contact with the ground, calmly informing them of his intentions to drop off a passenger before proceeding to Hyannis airport. Then, according to ABC News, JFK Jr's plane went into a steep dive, and crashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another sad anniversary this week.

Jul 14 06:56

RECOVERED HISTORY: LINCOLN AND HAWAII

As Hawaiians were involved in the military action of the Civil War, Lincoln also developed a personal relationship with the Hawaiian royalty. In a letter dated, March 16, 1863, Lincoln informed King Kamehameha IV of the appointment of James McBride, as US Minister to Hawaii, addressing the king as a "Great and Good Friend." Lincoln then ended the letter, "Your Good Friend, Abraham Lincoln."

Jul 14 06:53

Paul Broun, Liz Cheney, and other subterranean sightings

But he couldn't resist the bollixization of yet more history, adding to his mass-murdering health-care comments that "That is exactly what's going on in Canada and Great Britain today. They don’t have the appreciation of life as we do in our society, apparently."

Observed Media Matters, "Rep. Broun apparently isn't aware that Canada and Great Britain both enjoy a lower infant mortality rate and longer life expectancy than the United States."

Jul 14 06:51

FLASHBACK - Operation Northwoods

US PLANNED FAKE TERROR ATTACKS ON CITIZENS TO CREATE SUPPORT FOR CUBAN WAR.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The attempted coup on Iran has flopped. But the DC boys are still desperate for a major war on which to blame the decline of America's standard of living. What will they do to start it?

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Jul 14 06:49

C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders - comments

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some obvious pro-government shills cheering along assassinations, while the rest see this story as a distraction from the economy.


Jul 14 06:46

Congressmen Working for Sale of F-22 to Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The F-22 cost $350 million each. I wonder where Israel plans on getting that kind of cash.

Jul 14 05:49

Squeeze Play: Israel Keeps Gaza on Near-Starvation Diet

And of course the United States is very much a full partner in the ghettoization of Gaza. The deliberate, scientific calibration of cruelty being applied there by the Israelis would not be taking place without the indispensible financial and material support -- and political cover -- that the United States provides to Israel. The degradation of the people of Gaza -- and above all, the children of Gaza -- goes on because the administration of President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress of the United States do not want to stop it.

Jul 14 05:41

Israeli minister changes Arab names of Palestinian cities

Israeli minister of transportation and road safety Yisrael Katz has ordered a change in all Arab names of Palestinian towns and cities that appear on signs on the streets into Hebrew names.

Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot on Monday quoted the minister as saying that Jerusalem from now on would be called Yerushalayim and not Jerusalem and in Arabic the word Al-Quds would be erased and instead the word Yerushalayim in Hebrew would be written.

He also said that Nasera would be written Nazareth and Akka would be written Akko and so on.

The paper quoted Katz as saying that none would name Yerushalayim as Al-Quds not in this government and certainly not this minister.

Jul 14 05:37

Israel is very small; but it has made itself useful to the Pentagon...

However, the Israelis are clever.

They have made themselves useful to the very powerful fascists who occupy important positions in the Pentagon, and NATO, and China, and India and Saudi Arabia...

Israel appears to work with the fascists within the US, UK and European establishments.

Michael Ledeen is a neoconservative Zionist and a former employee of the Pentagon, the State Department and the National Security Council. (aangirfan: Michael Ledeen, Gladio and 9 11.)

Peter Chamberlin has written NEOCONSERVATISM - FASCIST ZIONISM and he links Ledeen to:

1. The fascist false-flag terrorism in Italy associated with Operation Gladio and the Strategy of Tension. (aangirfan: The Bologna Bomb 1980, Gladio, terrorism in Europe)

2. The Niger yellow cake forged documents.


Jul 14 04:45

Britain revokes arms licences for Israeli navy guns

Updated at: 1018 PST, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

LONDON: Britain has revoked export licenses for weapons on Israeli navy missile boats because of their use during the offensive against the Gaza Strip.

The licences apparently covered spare parts for guns on the Sa'ar 4.5 ships, which reportedly fired missiles and artillery shells into the Palestinian coastal territory during the three-week war, which started in late December.

A spokesman for Amnesty International, citing the "weight of evidence" that Israel had committed war crimes in Gaza, said: "It's a step forward but it doesn't go nearly far enough."

Jul 14 01:48

Crystal Ball Gazing: The Future Is Deflation

The subtext of the financial crisis is class warfare, a fact that mainstream economists would rather ignore than invoke the musty imagery of disheveled revolutionaries and Soviet-era repression. Nevertheless, during the Bush years, the chasm between rich and poor widened to levels not seen since the Gilded Age. Now the top 1 percent of wealth holders own more than twice as much as the bottom 80% of the population. All of the real gains in national income, total net-worth, and overall growth in financial worth have gone to the same 1 percent.

Jul 14 00:24

Kill the Monster

A lot of people seem to believe that although the market economy is a swell system, it requires the equivalent of a Soviet commissar to be in charge of money and interest rates. This belief is altogether misplaced. The Federal Reserve System, or simply "the Fed," is both harmful and unnecessary.

July 13, 2009

Jul 13 23:16

Buy American? Not if It's Broadband

12:20 PM -- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has waived the "Buy American" clause "with respect to certain broadband equipment that will be used in projects funded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)," a.k.a. part of the stimulus package.

Alvarion actually got "Buy American" status approved for two of its base stations. This is because of a clause in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) program that allows Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli companies to apply for "Buy American" status.



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Jul 13 22:37

Cop Breaks Neck of Suspect During Traffic Stop

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the dash cam video of a deadly traffic stop and in doing so said its deputies followed procedure.

Jul 13 22:12

The events preceding Goldman Sachs' new "blowout profits"

Remember all of this -- the $700 billion bank bailout, the AIG scandal, dark and scary threats of imminent global meltdown if there wasn't full-scale capitulation by the citizenry to the immense transfer of public wealth to the private investment banking sector?

Jul 13 21:33

'My gun could have saved my husband'

On 14 July, a Tennessee state law will go into effect allowing registered gun holders to carry loaded guns into bars and restaurants.

Nikki Goeser is one resident of Nashville who supports the measure.

She feels she could have stopped her husband's murder had she been allowed to carry her gun into the bar where he was killed.

Jul 13 20:47

Startpage - A search engine that does not record your IP.


Jul 13 18:27

Demjanjuk charged in Germany over WWII killings

MUNICH – German prosecutors formally charged John Demjanjuk on Monday with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp during World War II.

Jul 13 18:27

Ex-CIA agent: Zubaydah waterboarded before DoJ memos approved

A former U.S. intelligence agent said in a report published Monday that terror suspect Abu Zubaydah was subjected to simulated drowning months before the Bush administration’s Department of Justice had written memos approving the use of waterboarding.

The claim strikes a serious blow to repeated Bush administration arguments that no laws were broken in the torture of prisoners because legal guidelines had been closely followed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There were no guidelines for this immoral use of torture, because the people ordering the torture had and have a complete contempt for the concept of the rule of law, and against every human rights treaty to which the US has ever been a signatory.

And now, as one "unexpected consequence" of having ordered torture on prisoners of war, should US service people or civilians become captured, we can expect no better treatment for these people than our soldiers meted out at Abu Ghraib.

Jul 13 18:18

US intelligence does not show Syrian nuclear weapons program, officials say

Allegations that a Syrian envoy admitted during a United Nations meeting Oct. 17 that an Israeli air strike hit a nuclear facility in September are inaccurate and have raised the ire of some in the US intelligence community, who see the Vice President’s hand as allegedly being behind the disinformation.

Jul 13 18:17

Report: After brutal police rule, Taliban ‘welcomed as liberators’

In the wilds of Afghanistan, the civilian populace is increasingly turning to the Taliban for aid over U.S.-backed police forces, a published report revealed Monday. In some areas of the country, the situation has become so dire that some have began to see Taliban movements as ‘liberation’ rather than oppression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is "victory" in Afghanistan, what the Sam Hill does failure look like?

Anyone in the State Department or Pentagon care to tell me, please?!?

After all the money and blood that have been spent in this campaign, is this the pinnacle of US and NATO accomplishment?!?!That the Taliban are now looking like the good guys to the Afghans?!?!



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Jul 13 16:58

Obama Threatens to Veto His Own Defense Bill Over F-22 Funding

It's not every day that a president threatens to veto his own defense spending bill.

But that's the rare position President Obama finds himself taking after senators made an 11th hour addition of $1.75 billion to buy seven F-22 fighter jets whose price tag has ballooned to about $350 million apiece.

Jul 13 16:57

Questions Raised Over Influence of Obama 'Czars'

As the number of so-called "czars" keeps piling up, it's raising serious questions about how powerful these White House insiders are.

Jul 13 16:57

House Democrats Will Seek Massive $540 Billion Tax Increase

Despite a still-lagging U.S. economy and rising unemployment rate, House Democrats announced late yesterday that they will seek a massive increase in federal income taxes to help pay for the national health-care reform proposal that President Obama is urging Congress to enact this summer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, we had something more along the lines of ending all these pointless wars and ending the handouts to foreign governments who don't act grateful anyway as the best way to pay for services to the taxpayers.

Jul 13 16:49

The Doctrine of Preemptive Bailouts and the Biggest Bailout you haven’t Heard About: The U.S. Treasury Plan C and the $3.5 Trillion You will be Paying.

The amount of maturing loans in commercial real estate will double in 2010 and will continue upward into 2010. The chart is very clear and this is only for debt in CMBS and not held by regional banks which is over $2 trillion. This is the next multi-trillion dollar bailout you have yet to hear about. In fact, while many are discussing a second half recovery higher up officials are already planning a bailout for the commercial real estate industry. The challenge with this bailout is you are asking a public with 26,000,000 unemployed and underemployed Americans to shoulder the debt of largely speculative plays. To many it is palatable to bailout the residential real estate market because the public can understand that (even if it may be wrong) or bailing out the 2 large U.S.

Jul 13 16:08

Climate Change Chickenlittle

Right on the heels of Al Gore speaking tour, this AGW advocate states the only way to change things is to “scare the pants” off the deniers !

Jul 13 15:33

Iran,China,& why Palestine is still an issue.

I think it has been a little bit over a month since my last post here and a lot has happened since then: The elections in Lebanon,Iran,events in China with the Muslims vs. sectarians and the continued expansion in Palestine.
Basically,nothing has changed since my hiatus.

To make things easier on my readers I can summarize the mentioned points as follows:

Iran: I suggest those who are not familiar with the term coup d’état get cozy with it,and soon.
The events in Iran were not over the citizens wanting “change” or hating Mr.Ahmedinejad – it was an attempt to overthrow the government of Iran with nothing more than a Gucci Revolution of the lowest order.

Jul 13 15:21

Videos: Intro to Nanotech + 911 Truth

As the 911 Truth movement moves along it is a challenge for members of the Truth movement to keep informed. I hope these videos will help in this regard.

Jul 13 14:50

NY-based rabbi agrees to plead guilty in LA case

The head of an Orthodox Jewish group has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge stemming from what prosecutors say was a decade-long tax fraud and money laundering scheme.

Jul 13 14:00

Six Syllables to a Savage Truth

On December 10, 2008, six simple syllables transformed that greed into lead, sending it crashing to earth while launching fear to the moon.

The syllables were these: "It's all just one big lie," and they were spoken by Bernard Madoff, in an admission that his investment fund was nothing but an illusion and a fraud. They represented a savage truth that would wipe out the savings of thousands, and toll the bell for the rest of the world's investing public.

Jul 13 14:00

Mystery mechanism drove global warming 55 million years ago

A runaway spurt of global warming 55 million years ago turned Earth into a hothouse but how this happened remains worryingly unclear, scientists said on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was dinosaurs driving SUVs!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Jul 13 13:57

FLASHBACK - Paranoia Grips the U.S. Capital

The film Seven Days In May is one of my all-time favourites. The gripping 1964 drama, starring Burt Lancaster, depicts an attempted coup by far rightists in Washington using a top-secret Pentagon anti-terrorist unit called something like "Contelinpro."

Life imitates art. This week, former military intelligence analyst William Arkin revealed a hitherto unknown directive, with the Orwellian name "JCS Conplan 0300-97," authorizing the Pentagon to employ special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units on American soil for what the author claims are "extra-legal missions."

In other words, using U.S. soldiers to kill or arrest Americans, acts that have been illegal since the U.S. Civil War.

Jul 13 13:55

Did Swine Flu Escape From a Lab?

Leading flu expert Adrian Gibbs believes the current swine flu may have escaped from a lab.

Jul 13 13:54

Video: Swine Flu 1976 & Propaganda - The Devastation, The Victims Who Took The Shots Back In 1976 - "WARNING" "WARNING"

Jul 13 13:49

NEWSWEEK COVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something odd about that US one!

Jul 13 13:18

Ebola found in pigs for first time raising fears it could mutate and threaten humans

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I am working on a plaque and need funding."

"No, my plaque is worse than yours, I need the funding!"

"Shove it up your beaker, fella, MY plaque is a LOT worse than your plaque. Your plaque is a total waste of money. My plaque needs the funding!"

"My plague will cause death and despair all over the world. I gotta have the funding!"

"My plaque will end all life on Earth!

"My plaque will end all life in the SOLAR SYSTEM!"

"My plaque will end all life in the @#%ing UNIVERSE!!!!!!!

"Screw YOU, I'll SHOW you my plaque is worse than yours (sound of a splash) What do you think of THAT? Huh?"

"Well, Two can play at THAT game! (sound of a splash) THERE!"

"Liar!"

"Bastard!!"

"Fink!!!!"

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"I don't feel so good."

"Me neither. I think I need to take the rest of the day off.

"Me too. Bye. Feel better."

"You too."

Jul 13 13:08

US Budget deficit tops $1 trillion for first time

Jul 13 13:06

Best Buy calls Twitter a job qualification

A recent job posting on Best Buy Co Inc.’s Web site for a Senior Manager – Emerging Media Marketing position based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Richfield, Minn. listed two preferred job qualifications: a graduate degree and 250+ followers on Twitter.

Basic qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree, “two plus years of mobile or social media marketing experience” at the director or strategist level, “four plus years people or resource leadership experience” and “one plus years of active blogging experience."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, it's Best Buy!

Jul 13 13:04

UK embassy official accused of fomenting mass protests in Tehran

A detained British embassy employee in Tehran is to be put on trial as the supposed orchestrator of the mass protests that followed last month's bitterly disputed Iranian presidential election, despite Britain's insistence that the charges against him are false.

Hossein Rassam, 44, is accused of being the "kingpin" and key strategist behind a purported embassy attempt to foment street demonstrations after the 12 June poll, which resulted in the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. David Miliband, the foreign secretary, has dismissed as "wholly without foundation" the notion of British involvement in the protests that brought hundreds of thousands on to the streets for 10 days after the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Iran should have quit while they were ahead on this one.

Jul 13 13:03

American Jewish Group Funding Anti-Israel Propaganda

“The soldiers are the grandchildren of the Nazis’ victims, the Nazis’ survivors. They have come here to consume food quickly and consume life quickly. This is the true image of Israel.” So goes a news story posted on the website of the Nazareth-based NGO I’lam: Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel (tinyurl.com/m385me). Founded by Arab Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi, I’lam does not hide its agenda: to question the legitimacy of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peace is not achieved by questioning Israel's right to exist but in acknowledging that Israel's right to exist is no greater or lesser than that of Palestine.

Jul 13 12:58

Video: Guns in Memphis

Jay Hill, owner of the Classic Arms Gun Store in Memphis, Tennessee, explains the rush to arms since President Obama's election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama has nothing to do with it. More and more Americans are coming to grips with the fact that the US Government is the gravest threat to their peace and prosperity.

Jul 13 12:43

The TRUTH …

Make no mistake: Despite occasional rallies in the dollar, it is on the verge of its worst decline yet. And by the time the dollar’s bear market comes to a close, it will likely be dethroned and supplanted as the world’s reserve currency.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not unpatriotic. I’m just facing the truth. Every fiat currency in the history of the planet has failed and been replaced by a new monetary system. The dollar will be no different.

Jul 13 12:02

'Mistake kills flu baby' in Spain

A baby born prematurely to the first woman in Spain to die of swine flu has also died after a glaring medical error, a hospital director has said.

Jul 13 12:02

Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety

Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides.

He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind.

"I was driving by a field where a squirrel fed off the end of the field, and so 30 feet in we had to destroy the crop," he said. "On one field where a deer walked through, didn't eat anything, just walked through and you could see the tracks, we had to take out 30 feet on each side of the tracks and annihilate the crop."

Jul 13 12:01

6.3 quake hits near Taiwan

Jul 13 11:58

Geithner to Reassure Gulf Allies on Dollar Assets

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will seek to reassure Gulf Arab states this week that U.S. dollar assets they hold in large quantities remain a strong investment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, if the dollar fails, we will ship you the American people to be your slaves for life!!"

Jul 13 11:53

Israeli settlers set fire and destroy 37 Acers of Palestinian owned land in southern W.B

Israeli settlers set fire and destroyed Palestinian owned lands on Monday that belongs to villagers of Saffa near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The damaged 37 Acers had olive trees, grab vines, the farmers said. They added that the settlers came from the nearby illegal settlement of Biet Ein.

Mohamed Awwad, from the Palestinian Solidarity campaign, told reporters that the Israeli military stopped fire fighter brigades from reaching the lands to stop the fire.

Jul 13 11:53

Bill Robinson vs. the ADL Thought Police

So where?s the victory? Clearly Robinson deserves acclaim for resisting pressure as the ADL deployed its most seasoned operatives, including Marvin Heir, a rabbi at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Only an investigation can identify who mobilized the donor community that threatened UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang with the withdrawal of funds.

What was the motivation for this high profile intimidation campaign? Was the ADL driven simply by the discomfort that two students voiced on their receipt of his email criticizing Israeli policy? Or did the ADL network have its sights on a broader strategic goal?

Jul 13 11:51

EU: 'Accept PA State as Full Member of UN'

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is taking steps to move the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state through the United Nations, whether Israel agrees to it or not.

Solana told a British audience in London on Saturday that Israel and the PA should be given a deadline by which to conclude negotiations for a two-state solution. If a final status agreement is not reached by that time, according to the Reuters news agency, Solana recommended that one be imposed by the United Nations instead.

Jul 13 11:39

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Soy Diet for Illinois Prisoners

The governor's justification for replacing nutritious meat and cheese with toxic soy protein was financial-to lower the enormous costs of running the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, the likely reason is payback for campaign contributions from Archer Daniels Midland, the main supplier of soy products to the Illinois prisons.

Jul 13 11:34

Missouri Democrat: Poor Too Irresponsible to Exercise Second Amendment

Gun rights advocates scored a victory Thursday as the House Financial Services Committee adopted an amendment to allow guns in public housing projects.

Jul 13 11:27

It’s Not That the Police Killed Him; He Just Happened To Die

No, it’s not the Taser, the club, the chokehold, or the gang-beating that kills a non-violent offender; the recipient of state-inflicted violence simply chose that precise instant to have a heart attack. There’s nothing the see here; just move along.

Jul 13 11:27

Britain retracts Israeli arms embargo

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I take the nice things I said about the British.

Jul 13 11:22

The Israel Project’s Secret Hasbara Handbook Exposed

The first thing to say is that the entire document is a pathetic piece of propaganda. While it ostensibly is addressed to TIP's leaders and advises them how to shape a pro-Israel message when they lobby Congress, the media and other critical power brokers, the entire thing reeks of desperation and a lost cause.

Jul 13 11:20

DID ISRAEL KILL RAFIK HARIRI WITH A PRECISION PENETRATOR BOMB?

The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering "yellow journalism" by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the "car bombing" of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane - a precision penetration bomb - a "targeted killing" technique perfected by Israel.

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