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May 28, 2009

May 28 10:36

New Investor Worry: Treasury Selloff Spiking Interest Rates

The stock market is watching the bond market, wary a spike in interest rates will derail a fragile economic recovery and snuff the market's rally.

May 28 10:35

1 in 8 U.S. homeowners late paying or in foreclosure

May 28 10:33

Murder charge for store employee who shot robbery suspect

D.A. David Prater has charged Jerome Ersland with murder for the shooting at the reliable Pharmacy last Tuesday.

Prater says that shooting was justified, but Ersland allegedly shot Parker five more times in the abdomen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absurd. The DA admits the shooting was justified as self-defense, but wants to charge the guy with murder because he pulled the trigger too many times?

I have been there; when you get attacked adrenaline flows and you go into survival mode. Guys who are on Angel Dust can and do get right back up after being shot just once. Emptying the clip is a reasonable thing to do under the circumstances. Most of the comments seem to agree with this.

May 28 10:27

Report: North Korea restarts nuclear plant

North Korea launched a tirade Wednesday against world powers threatening to punish it for conducting its second nuclear test, saying it is not afraid of sanctions and calling South Korea's decision to join an operation to prevent the spread of weapons a declaration of war.



Taboola
May 28 10:26

The Torture Debate (As a Batman Comic)

May 28 10:26

Playing Victim. Again,& again,& again..

In the twisted rubix reality of a Zionist Jew,Christian etc what upsets them upsets the world as a whole – even if the whole world is systematically standing against them.
How, after centuries of alleged persecution, do Israelis and their supporters find it at all satisfying for a Jewish state to be the aggressor?
How can a sane individual still call Jews victims of anything whilst they hold the upper hand in the Middle East as a whole?

May 28 10:26

Validity?Hawkscafe.com, Yahoo messages, Pelosi/WTC 7

May 22, 2009
Dear Sergeant Fozard:
Why Pelosi CAI demolished New York CIA

http://www.hawkscafe.com/107.html
May 1, 2007: FILED BY Field MCCONNELL as Civil Case 3:07-CV-49 IN
Fargo Courthouse, North Dakota
DRAFT 45 PREAMBLE for a CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY
to PRIVATE-EQUITY RACKETEERING and two-party corruption
IN GLOBAL GUARDIAN 9/11
Claim for Punitive and Treble Damages for Wrongful Deaths on 9/11/2001 resulting from movement of sex, sabotage and murder-for-hire assets by the racketeering use of interstate or foreign commerce networks, financed by Private Equity, Arbitrage, Insurance and Hedge Fund Frauds between October 1970 and September 2001.

May 28 10:23

The Holocaust Educational Trust

"The Holocaust Educational Trust was established
in 1988. Our aim is to
educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the
important lessons to be learned for today. The Trust works in schools,
universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding
of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for
schools, teaching aids and resource material. One of our
earliest achievements was ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the
National Curriculum for History.
We continue to play a leading
role in training teachers on how best to teach the Holocaust."



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
May 28 10:23

ANOTHER CONVOY ENTERS GAZA WITH HUMANITARIAN AID

Like ships passing in the night, the Code Pink Convoy entered Gaza as the Hope Convoy was preparing to leave. There apparently were less hassles for this group as the Egyptian authorities are finally in what seems to be a cooperative mood.

May 28 10:22

ISRAEL REJECTS OWN SOLDIERS’ ACCOUNTS OF GAZA ATROCITIES

“The testimonies conveyed an atmosphere in which one feels entitled to use unrestricted force against Palestinians,” academy director Dany Zamir told Israel public radio.

“The climate in general…I don’t know how to describe it…. the lives of Palestinians, let’s say, are much, much less important than the lives of our soldiers,” an infantry squad leader is quoted as saying in the testimonies.

In another cited case, a commander ordered his troops to kill an elderly female civilian walking on a road, even though she was easily identifiable and clearly posed no immediate threat to the soldiers.

May 28 10:21

ISRAEL’S LITTLE HITLER

There is always fresh evidence justifying the Israeli-Nazi analogy. In recent days and weeks, a number of Israeli officials and lawmakers proposed “draft laws” that would effectively formalize Israel’s de facto racism and seriously restrict the human and civil rights of Israel’s non-Jewish citizens.

One of the proposals being discussed would criminalize the commemoration of Nakba by Palestinians holding the Israeli citizenship. Predictably, the brazenly racist proposal has infuriated Israel’s 1.5-million- strong Palestinian community.

One Israeli Palestinian parliamentarian compared the proposed law with an imagined promulgation by Germany of a law banning all Jewish activities commemorating the holocaust.

May 28 09:52

Was Rape an Enhanced Interrogation Technique?

There are those who argue that U.S. officials who authorized waterboarding and who performed waterboarding should not be held criminally accountable, notwithstanding the fact that the U.S. government prosecuted Japanese military personnel who waterboarded U.S. POWs during World War II. Their reasoning goes as follows: Since the president’s attorneys redefined torture to mean only those actions that threaten death or serious injury to bodily organs, waterboarding did not meet that redefinition.


May 28 09:45

US-Seoul alert raised over N Korea

The prospect of a naval clash also increased after Pyongyang threatened a military response to any attempt by US-led forces to intercept its vessels off the Korean peninsula's west coast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keep this in mind. The US is trying to spin North Korea as the villain here when all North Korea is actually doing is declaring an intention to protect their territory and their shipping.

May 28 09:40

An Early Call for Obama's Resignation

We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama's inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.

From healthcare to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn't have the 'nads to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?

May 28 09:35

S. Korea, US troops on alert after North's threats

South Korean and U.S. troops raised their alert Thursday to the highest level since 2006 after North Korea renounced its truce with the allied forces and threatened to strike any ships trying to intercept its vessels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read that carefully. All North Korea is saying is that it will DEFEND ITS TERRITORY AND ITS SHIPPING.

Any nation would do the same thing.

But the US is so desperate for a new war they can use to try to generate loyalty among the American people they will attack anyone!

May 28 09:30

Breaking: US Army moves to DEFCON 2

Sources close to MiNa claim the US Army has moved their alert level to Defcon 2. This was initiated by the alarming situation in North Korea. The US Army has over 35,000 troops stationed in South Korea, well within reach of North Korean conventional weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We stand ready to deal with, ummm ... who are we attacking today? Not that it matters, I guess. Any war will do to kick this thing off. We got out of one depression with WW1 and another depression with WW2, and we'll get out of this depression with WW3. Is that microphone on? REALLY!! Shit!" -- Official White Horse Souse


May 28 09:27

USS Liberty Veteran Receives Silver Star

The Navy vet was only 23-years old when his ship ... the USS Liberty was attacked by Israeli fighter jets. 34 crewmembers were killed, 170 others injured. During the two-hour attack Halbardier fixed an antenna that was shot down and sent out a signal for help.

The June 8th 1967 attack is widely controversial because Israel was the U.S.'s ally during the war. President Lyndon Johnson declared it an "accident" but those aboard are certain the attack was deliberate.

"There's a lot of theories but let's just say they didn't want us listening in to what they wanted to do," said Halbardier.

"The government has kept this quiet I think for too long and I felt as my constituent he needed to get recognized for the services he made to this country," said Nunes.

May 28 09:26

Roubini says U.S. economy may dip again next year

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sort of like how the stern of the Titanic did that upward bob when the bow section let go ... just before that final plunge.

May 28 09:25

Iraq-born teen cracks maths puzzle

A 16-year-old Iraqi immigrant living in Sweden has cracked a maths puzzle that has stumped experts for more than 300 years, Swedish media reported on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Mohamed Altoumaimi is suspected of links to the terrorist group 'Al-gebra', and has been sent to Guantanamo for enhanced interrogation to find out what else he may know about the arcane world of 'Al-gebra', as the cryptic numbers and symbols in his notes continue to baffle America's top anti-terror experts!"

May 28 09:24

Rampant Inflation, Bank Runs, Bare Grocery Shelves

SAN DIEGO – Six months ago, Jim Wiseman didn't even have a spare nutrition bar in his kitchen cabinet.

Now, the 54-year-old businessman and father of five has a backup generator, a water filter, a grain mill and a 4-foot-tall pile of emergency food tucked in his home in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla.

Wiseman isn't alone. Emergency supply retailers and military surplus stores nationwide have seen business boom in the past few months as more Americans spooked by the economy rush to stock up on gear that was once the domain of hard-core survivalists.


May 28 09:22

Who Will Stand Up To America & Israel

"Obama Calls on World to ‘Stand Up To’ North Korea" read the headline. The United States, Obama said, was determined to protect "the peace and security of the world."
Shades of doublespeak, doublethink, 1984.
North Korea is a small place. China alone could snuff it out in a few minutes. Yet, the president of the US thinks that nothing less than the entire world is a match for North Korea.

May 28 09:18

Mengele would have been proud of these guys.

May 28 09:09

Nader: Avoiding Corporate Liability

Once upon a time early in the 19th century, corporations came into existence by state legislatures approving charters, which were granted for a limited period of time and for limited purposes. These corporations – producing textiles and other products in New England – raised capital in part because their investors had limited liability. That meant they could not lose any more than their investment if things went wrong.

May 28 08:37

Oklahoma City homeowner kills intruder

One person is dead in south Oklahoma City where a homeowner says he found an intruder in his house and opened fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!


May 28 08:36

Sotomayor's Jewish ties

May 28 08:34

Credit card “bill of rights” puts few restraints on banks

Last week the US Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the so-called Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights, legislation that has been touted by both the Congress and the Obama administration as a major reform of unfair practices by credit card issuers.

This legislation has been pushed through Congress amid growing outrage by middle class card holders over the increasingly arbitrary and usurious methods being used by credit card issuers to extract ever more money from a shrinking pool of card holders who are, at the same time, being battered by the economic crisis. The banks, which have suffered severe losses in other areas, such as the collapse of the mortgage bubble, have turned to their credit card business as a potential source of increased revenue.

May 28 08:33

7.1 quake Honduras

May 28 08:31

The 10 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories

Reptilian humanoids control us? The Government carried out 9/11? Here are the 10 wackiest -- and most durable -- conspiracy theories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I have pointed out over this last, the government has mounted a huge propaganda campaign to ridicule or marginalize anyone who questions the official story on anything and to imply those who do not accept what they are told by the government as having "false thoughts" (how Stalin!)

I am surprised to see Alternet go along with this, but as this example shows, the usual tactic is to take serious areas of inquiry, such as 9-11, and blend them with UFOs, Elvis, and "Reptilians". That way the serious questions about 9-11 can be ignored without having to answer them.


May 28 08:14

IRAQI POW ABUSE

US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 118, § 2441

Those who order the commission of war crimes, as defined by the Geneva and Hague Conventions in regards to conduct of war, 'shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death'.

May 28 08:05

The truth is "hate speech" only to those who have something to hide

These phrases, "hate speech" and "anti-Semite", are well-worn devices to shut up a critic of Israel without having to answer the criticisms. Indeed they have been used so much that they have become red warning flags that the person using those phrases has something to hide and needs to shut down the discussion by any means possible. By screaming "hate speech" or "anti-Semite", Israel's supporters hope to shut down the debate without actually examining the issues involved.

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May 28 08:00

Israel rejects US call over settlement work

Israel will continue to allow some construction in West Bank settlements despite US calls for a freeze on its work, a government spokesman says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... and don't forget to send this month's check, because we gotta buy some construction materials and more white phosphorus."

May 28 07:55

Fidel Castro: Torture Can Never Be Justified

"Regardless of the pain caused by the actions against the people of the United States on September 11, 2001 --actions that everyone strongly condemned-- torture is a cowardly and shameful act that can never be justified," he noted.

"Nevertheless, terrorism didn't just come out of the blue: it was the method thought up by the United States to combat the Cuban Revolution," the revolutionary leader stressed.


May 28 07:54

Teen Infowarriors Fighting For Truth

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a war for the minds of America and the first one to quit, loses!

May 28 07:49

Torture and the American Conscience

Cheney claims, absurdly, that torture was necessary in order to save American cities from nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. Many Americans have bought the argument that torture is morally justified in order to make terrorists reveal where ticking nuclear bombs are before they explode.

However, there were no hidden ticking nuclear bombs. Hypothetical scenarios were used to justify torture for other purposes.

We now know that the reason the Bush regime tortured its captives was to coerce false testimony that linked Iraq and Saddam Hussein to al Qaeda and September 11. Without this “evidence,” the US invasion of Iraq remains a war crime under the Nuremberg standard.

May 28 07:48

'Israel guilty for collapse of truce'

In its 2009 annual report, formally released on Thursday, Amnesty International places sole blame on Israel for the breakdown in the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that led to Operation Cast Lead.
Hamas gunmen take part in a...

The London-based organization accuses Israel of breaking the six-month cease-fire on November 4, 2008, when "Israeli forces killed six Palestinian militants."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For those of you wondering about that photograph of the mean old HAMAS, "Illustrative" means "staged."

May 28 07:46

Doublespeak on North Korea

We are witnessing the Washington gangsters construct yet another threat like Slobodan Milosevic, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, John Walker Lindh, Hamdi, Padilla, Sami Al-Arian, Hamas, Mahkmoud Ahmadinejad, and the hapless detainees demonized by the US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld as “the 700 most dangerous terrorists on the face of the earth,” who were tortured for six years at Gitmo only to be quietly released. Just another mistake, sorry.

The military/security complex that rules America, together with the Israel Lobby and the financial banksters, needs a long list of dangerous enemies to keep the taxpayers’ money flowing into its coffers.



Lockerdome
May 28 07:41

Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon be paying for online content?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to start a reporting co-operative where we all agree to post stories we cover local for the use of other blogs around the world. The US media may charge for content, but that just encourages us to use citations from foreign sources which are likely to be more accurate and honest anyway.

I would not mind paying for online content if they were truthful with us, but why pay for the government's lies?

May 28 07:39

Astronauts Spot Mysterious Ice Circles in World’s Deepest Lake

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station noticed two mysterious dark circles in the ice of Russia’s Lake Baikal in April. Though the cause is more likely aqueous than alien, some aspects of the odd blemishes defy explanation.

May 28 07:36

Workers lifted my car, painted yellow lines under it and put it down... then the wardens came and towed it away

Ruth Ducker always legally parks her Volkswagen Golf around the corner from her house, so it came as a shock when she discovered it had disappeared from its spot - and in its place was double yellow lines.

Her confusion deepened when Lambeth council claimed to have no knowledge of where her car was.

It took three weeks for the council to admit its contractors were behind the disappearance, and then add insult to injury by telling the 44-year-old graphic designer she owed more than £800 in fines.

May 28 07:31

Speaker was 'encouraged by very senior political sources to cover up MPs' expenses'

Michael Martin was allegedly leant on by 'very senior political sources' to try and cover up MPs' expenses.

Veteran Labour MP Sir Stuart Bell said the Commons Speaker was put under 'severe pressure' to launch a doomed High Court bid to keep MPs' claims a secret.

Sir Stuart, who sits on the ruling House of Commons Commission, says Mr Martin was caught between protecting MPs and satisfying calls for openness.

The Speaker, who last week became the first ousted from the highly prized post in more than 300 years, spent around £150,000 of taxpayers' money on the legal fight.


May 28 07:20

The Gig Is Up: Money, the Federal Reserve and You

This is one of the best explanations I've seen yet about our Federal Reserve system, our money and the state of the economy. It is very informative and educational.
http://revolutionarypolitics.com/?p=857

May 28 07:02

COMEX Gold Price Manipulation Stress Near Breaking Point

Major dislocations are coming. Tremendous disruptions are coming. Price discontinuities are coming. Price chart patterns might be rendered useless soon. Last week, the case for a grand Paradigm Shift was made, covering many elements in order to paint a mosaic. Taken in isolation, any one point is important in its own right, but not enough to convince of a structural change. Taken in entirety, the many points create a full picture that is more easily recognized. The ruinous events of the Wall Street banks last September and October surely served as an extreme event loaded with profound disruption.

May 28 05:53

Video: The Case Against Shell

In May 2009, multinational oil giant Shell will stand trial in United States federal court to answer to charges that it conspired in human rights abuses including murder in Nigeria in the 1990s. This mini-documentary tells the story of the rise of an inspiring and nonviolent movement for human rights and environmental justice, and the lengths Shell was willing to go to stop it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htF5XElMyGI&feature=player_embedded


May 28 05:46

UK's Telegraph: "Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'"

Photographs of alleged prisoner abuse which Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, it has emerged.

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

May 27, 2009

May 27 23:29

Flashback: Bush's Iran/N.Korea war plans, now Obama's to do?

Bush Is Cooking Up Two More Wars
by Paul Craig Roberts
October 1, 2005
Mired in interminable conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration is moving toward initiating two more wars, one with Iran and one with North Korea. With no US troops available, the Bush administration is revamping US war doctrine to allow for "preventative nuclear attack." In short, the Bush administration is planning to make the US the first country in history to initiate war with nuclear weapons. The Pentagon document, "Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations," calls for the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear adversaries in order "to ensure success of US and multinational operations."

May 27 21:21

Cop stops ambulance enroute to hospital, chokes EMT

The trooper pulled Franks over and was going to write a citation for failure to yield, but White says he tried to tell them they were on an emergency call and needed to take the patient to the hospital and that’s when the trooper attempted to arrest White for obstructing an officer.


May 27 20:55

U.S. Inflation to Approach Zimbabwe Level, Faber Says

“I am 100 percent sure that the U.S. will go into hyperinflation,” Faber said.

May 27 20:50

Banks Aiming to Play Both Sides of Coin

Watch out! Here comes another proposed scheme designed to GIVE banks money. Since our government buys its own debt, it won't be much of a stretch for it to allow banks to buy their own toxic assets at inflated prices with government money. After all, the United States crossed the Rubicon months ago. Its debts cannot be repaid. If not for the Federal Reserve buying the debt, there would be no buyers.

May 27 20:49

Hyper-Inflation Ahead, Fed to Blame

John Hussman says the government has crowded out $1 trillion of private investment and virtually guaranteed double-digit inflation by insisting on bailing out bank bondholders to the tune of 100-cents on the dollar.

May 27 20:44

Obama’s Democratic Authoritarianism

He’s not closing Guantanamo, he’s continuing the "preventive detention" policy of the Bush administration under a new rubric ("prolonged detention"), he’s on board with military commissions ("reformed," of course) and the denial of habeas corpus – and last, but certainly not least, his supporters in Congress have launched a campaign to give him and his cabinet officials the power to close down the Internet in the name of "national security."


May 27 20:35

TRUTHS concerning the odious nature of IsraHELL

“ALL MY HEROES ARE DEAD”– except for President Ahmadinejhad
* April 20, 2009 – 11:13 pm
You see – when I hear this man speak and THEN listen to the sock-puppet two-faced piece of human crap imposter we have ‘elected ‘ as ‘THE CONSCIENCE OF THE NATION’ – who is IN FACT an avowed Communist (high treason) and dedicated child murderer (supports infanticide in it’s most hideous barbaric form) and an atheist (with no moral code) – it is a monumental embarrassment especially in light of the fact that our ‘obamanation’ in the eyes of God – has never served his country – as have I and many others who have ‘paid the dues’ of living in a free Republic.

May 27 20:26

Freedom of Speech needs "Somebody to Lean On"

What's the first Amendment without the second Amendment?

May 27 18:47

Inside Iraq: Living with the enemy

He has worked with the Iraqi security forces identifying the members of the militia, operating with them on raids. And he has come face to face with some of his son's killers. And he asked them why.

"They said, 'We had orders to kill. For each person we killed they gave us $10,000,' " Abu Wissam says. "Their families are still defending them, saying our sons didn't do anything."

May 27 18:28

Burping of the lambs blows roast off menu

A government-sponsored study into greenhouse gases found that producing 2.2lb of lamb released the equivalent of 37lb of carbon dioxide.

The problem is because sheep burp so much methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Cows are only slightly better behaved. The production of 2.2lb of beef releases methane equivalent to 35lb of CO2.

That's nothing compared to me after I've eaten an "environmentally friendly" Beanfeast. Mr Methane would be jealous of my greenhouse emissions.


May 27 18:05

The Case for Taxing E-Mail

A tax on e-mail would stem the deluge of spam — and both free up and help pay for the bandwidth that the Internet needs to grow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two problems with this.

You cannot find the spammers to tax them ...

Paying money to the government does not improve bandwidth because the ISPs that build the links are private companies.

May 27 18:03

Code Name ARTICHOKE

There are things in our history that most Americans don’t know because they haven’t been told, or what they have been told is not true. Unfortunately, some of the things are so disturbing that many of us would prefer to keep it that way. Such is the case of the death of Frank Olson.

On Monday, November 23, 1953, Olson, a scientist at Fort Detrick, Maryland, told his boss he wanted to quit his job. The following Saturday Olson fell to his death from a tenth floor window of a hotel in New York City.

May 27 17:05

Nuremberg set a valid precedent for trials of war-crime suspects in Iraq's destruction

Japan Times: The Nuremberg Principles, a set of guidelines established after World War II to try Nazi Party members, were developed to determine what constitutes a war crime. The principles can also be applied today when considering the conditions that led to the Iraq war and, in the process, to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, many of them children, and to the devastation of a country's infrastructure.

In January 2003, a group of American law professors warned President George W. Bush that he and senior officials of his government could be prosecuted for war crimes if their military tactics violated international humanitarian law.

Perhaps one of the most serious breaches of international law by the Bush administration was the doctrine of "preventive war." In the case of the Iraq war, it was carried out without authorization from the U.N. Security Council in violation of the U.N. Charter, which forbids armed aggression and violations of any state's sovereignty except for immediate self-defense.

May 27 16:40

Despite Obama optimism, economic outlook remains grim



Pixfuture
May 27 16:40

Criminal Probe in Pequot/Microsoft Case

Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation related to possible insider trading in Microsoft stock by Pequot Capital Management, the hedge fund run by Arthur Samberg, the transcript of a recent court hearing shows.

May 27 16:39

Samberg's Pequot Capital to Close

Arthur Samberg, among the best-known hedge-fund managers, is closing down his firm amid an ongoing investigation into possible insider trading.

May 27 16:39

But Governor, You Can Create Money! Just Form Your Own Bank

May 27 16:39

If Telling the Truth Makes Me an Anti-Semite; Then Call Me an Anti-Semite.

If one must be "anti-Semitic" in order to be honest, then there's really nothing wrong with anti-semitism, Jews and Jewry be damned. It's really that simple and something I've tried for more than four years to get across to the public.


May 27 16:36

Steven Chu: White Roofs to Fight Global Warming

“There’s a friend of mine, a colleague of mine, Art Rosenfeld, who’s pushing very hard for a geo-engineering we all believe will be completely benign, and that’s when you have a flat-top roof building, make it white. “Now, you smile, but he’s done a calculation, and if you take all the buildings and make their roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of colour rather than a black type of colour, and you do this uniformly . . . it’s the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how much carbon dioxide is put back into the atmosphere manufacturing, transporting, and applying all that white paint?

May 27 16:26

Springtime for Hitler?

by: Steve Weissman t r u t h o u t
Perspective

(*And now it's ...
Springtime for Hitler and Germany
Deutschland is happy and gay!
We're marching to a faster pace
Look out, here comes the master race!)

Here, in France, we have a series of laws that make it a crime to deny the Holocaust. At most, the prosecutions make heroes of the Holocaust deniers to their small coterie of followers and do nothing to spread the truth of how Hitler tried to annihilate Jews,Roma and Sinti, and gays. So why lean on ineffective laws that only get in the way? Leave historical truth to historians and to playwrights, as the First Amendment compels Americans to do. Springtime for Hitler is a much more effective way to marginalize the purveyors of hate.

May 27 16:17

IraqTortureGate:

Powell Denies Knowing He Used Tortured Evidence for UN Case
The Senate Intelligence Committee knows that al-Libi's false, tortured testimony was part of Colin Powell's speech to the UN. Human Rights Watch knows it. Lawrence Wilkerson knows it. And you know it.

But supposedly Colin Powell doesn't know it. Is this credible?

May 27 15:47

Canada's Soaring deficit undermines confidence in finance minister, say Liberals

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has "lost credibility" after announcing Canada's deficit will soar to a record level, Liberal finance critic John McCallum said Wednesday.

Flaherty announced Tuesday the federal deficit will reach more than $50 billion this fiscal year, more than $16 billion higher in 2009-2010 than he forecast in January's budget.

McCallum, a former chief economist at Royal Bank, said he warned Flaherty early last year against spending "drunkenly" during good economic times.

"Sadly, I'm afraid this serves to further undermine confidence in our finance minister at a time when Canada desperately needs competence and strength at the helm in this area," said McCallum.



Xmas w/o borders
May 27 15:17

Americans' credit scores fall as they struggle to pay bills

From the third quarter of 2008 to the first quarter of 2009 — the latest data available — the average TransUnion credit score dropped 6 points to 651, the credit bureau says. Scores fell more dramatically in states hardest hit by the housing bust: California saw a 10-point drop, for example, and Arizona, 11.

"Consumers are feeling the bite of the current recession," says Ezra Becker, a director in TransUnion's financial services group. "With delinquencies showing up in credit files, it's not surprising that the average score is decreasing somewhat."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government and Wall Street created this mess; how come their credit scores don't seem to be affected?

May 27 15:00

China ‘caught in US money trap’

May 27 14:47

Israelis get four-fifths of scarce West Bank water, says World Bank

A deepening drought in the Middle East is aggravating a dispute over water resources after the World Bank found that Israel is taking four times as much water as the Palestinians from a vital shared aquifer.

May 27 14:44

FDIC Fund Running Dry

As the FDIC has had to step in to take over more and more insolvent banks, the fund has dwindled to dangerously low levels. At the same time, the number of problem banks continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's okay, we'll just raise taxes again!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 27 14:18

Army post shuts down for anti-suicide event

Fort Campbell, home of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, is holding a three-day "suicide stand-down training event" starting Wednesday -- the second one it has held this year, a post spokeswoman told CNN.

At least 11 deaths of Fort Campbell soldiers this year are confirmed or suspected suicides, spokeswoman Kelly Tyler said. That's out of 64 confirmed or suspected suicides in the entire Army, according to official statistics. At that rate, the Army is on pace for a record number of suicides this year.

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How would you handle it if you woke up one morning and realized you were the bad guy?

May 27 14:16

Psychologists Weigh In On 9/11

A new article in U.S. News & World Report quotes a couple of psychologists, one sociologist and one historian to argue that people who question the government's version of 9/11 are prone to false thinking.Initially, remember that, while there are many honorable psychologists and psychiatrists, psychologists helped to create the U.S. torture program, and actively participated in it.

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The government is getting desperate.

May 27 14:12

The Eastern Front - first hand account from a German soldier in WW2

May 27 14:09

How George Bush Gave Krazy Kim The Bomb

How did a berserker like North Korea’s Kim Jong Il get the bomb in the first place? Answer: He bought it from the Dr. Strangelove of Pakistan in 2001 — while all our President’s men ordered our intelligence agents to keep their eyes shut tight.

May 27 13:56

US Scholars: 9/11 and the architects of World War II

Official accounts on 9/11 requires individuals to disregard every single piece of documentation unearthed by 9/11 scholars, independent investigative researchers and eyewitness accounts. Official accounts requires in individuals who are presented with such voluminous evidence, to totally disregard it, and to have "blind faith" in the architects of an aggressive war, now responsible in the deaths of over one million Iraqis alone, in addition to other innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

See also: The 9/11 Reichstag Fire

May 27 12:02

Supreme Court says suspects can be interrogated without lawyer present

May 27 11:42

The Iraq War Really Is a Crusade

Given that the Iraq war really was a crusade, the fact that the Pentagon is now saying that it may have to leave troops in Iraq for another decade shows that the crusade is still ongoing under Obama.

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"Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live.... Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of jour Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him.... They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number."

[Histoire anonyme de la premiere croisade, L. Brehier, ed.
Paris: Champion, 1924 (From The Portable Medieval Reader,
Ed. James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin)]

May 27 11:38

Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have 3 Times Risk of Hospitalization For Flu

The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

May 27 11:38

US killed 97 Afghan civilians in two days

A human rights group has confirmed that the United States used disproportionate force in its recent raids in Afghanistan and killed 97 civilians to get at two Taliban militants.

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which launched a probe into early May US-led air strikes in the country, announced Tuesday that 21 of the fatalities of the attacks were women and 65 were children.

May 27 11:36

Israeli ‘Compromise’ Would Expand Settlements

But the Netanyahu government can’t really afford a major confrontation with its largest ally, and so it has offered what is being presented as a “compromise” solution. The government will agree to dismantle nearly two dozen illegal outposts so long as the United States promises to stop calling for a halt to settlement growth.

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This is why I call Obama the "Token" President. In exchange for a "Token" dismantling of illegal outposts, he will turn a blind eye to Israel's continued theft of Palestinian lands.

May 27 11:32

White House downplays North Korea's threats

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"We don't invade countries that actually HAVE nuclear weapons, you silly!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 27 11:31

N. Korea threatens to attack US, S. Korea warships

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I don't think this is just reckless bravado.

I think North Korea is sending a message that they are confident they have working nuclear weapons and delivery systems.

May 27 11:22

AIR STRIKE TRACKER

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See your tax dollars at work ... killing brown people who never did anything to us.

May 27 11:20

Death of Israel

In classic Stockholm Syndrome fashion, the Obama administration is empathizing more with the Iranian leaders who are holding Israel hostage than with the nation that may be wiped off the map if Iran acquires the bomb.

May 27 11:19

Ending Today's Economic Crisis Simply and Easily, in America and Globally

Economist Michael Hudson explains that "debt leveraging is what caused our economic collapse," so piling on more ("The Recovery Plan from Hell" he calls it) makes things worse, especially the way it's done:

-- in America, by a private banking cartel Federal Reserve bailing out its members to enrich them - the key giant ones referred to as Wall Street; and

-- the US Treasury doing the same thing; it let the federal debt skyrocket to stratospheric levels and affirmed Adam Smith's dictum in The Wealth of Nations that no country ever repaid its debts, surely not huge ones in a private banking cartel run state, and therein lies the problem - easily solved with a bold stroke, thus far not taken nor will it without mass public action demanding it.

May 27 11:16

Coming Soon To a City Near You

The government spends billions of taxpayer dollars creating and sustaining a perpetual fear level, with the mainstream media (MSM) more than a willing partner.

Recently, we were inundated through the government and MSM with the possible threat of a pandemic associated with “Swine Flu.” This threat gained very little traction with the populace.

May 27 11:13

Economist: Waterboard the Fed

The U.S. taxpayer footed the bill for the Federal Reserve to create, then loan, trillions in new U.S. currency to banking and insurance interests in an effort to keep the U.S. economy buoyed. So why won’t they disclose how much was loaned, and to whom?

One economist has perhaps the first plausible road to finding out exactly how the real purse of the United States is managed.

May 27 11:12

UN wants 'flood of drugs' in Afghanistan to devalue opium

United Nations officials in Afghanistan are attempting to create a "flood of drugs" in the country intended to destroy the value of opium and force poppy farmers to switch to legal crops such as wheat.

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That makes a great cover-story for those US troops guarding the poppy fields.

Nobody will believe it...

But it is a great cover story!

May 27 11:10

Russia fears Korea conflict could go nuclear - Ifax

Russia is taking security measures as a precaution against the possibility tension over North Korea could escalate into nuclear war, news agencies quoted officials as saying on Wednesday.

Interfax quoted an unnamed security source as saying a stand-off triggered by Pyongyang's nuclear test on Monday could affect the security of Russia's far eastern regions, which border North Korea.

May 27 11:06

I HATE BEING RIGHT ALL THE TIME - More propagands portraying those who doubt the offiical story as mentally ill.

May 27 11:05

White House to Merge Domestic, International Security Staffs

President Obama announced today that he will be combining the White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, claiming that the move would “make Americans safer.”

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"Now we can torture EVERYONE!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 27 11:02

Barak: U.S. must learn - outposts and Iran are unrelated issues

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that the United States must be told that Iran's nuclear program and outpost activity in the West Bank are two unrelated issues.

"We need to find a way to explain to the Americans that there is no link between outposts and Iran," Barak told reporters. "It's not as though the minute an illegal outpost is dismantled the Iranian will abandon their nuclear aspirations. Therefore, these issues must not be directly hinged on one another."

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STOP SENDING CHECKS, OBAMA! That is a message Israel will get loud and clear.

May 27 11:00

US: H-1B workers outnumber unemployed techies

Visions Systems was included in a sweep that led to arrests of some 11 people in six states. The government, in announcing its action, said the companies and people involved were "displacing qualified American workers," but didn't identify how many. In court papers filed last month, the U.S. indicated it may be getting ready to do just that.

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Behind that fraudulent displacement of American workers lies an uncomfortable fact; the foreign workers are often more qualified.

The reason is simple. American schools have been transformed from centers of learning teaching science and engineering into political indoctrination centers promoting various agendas such as gay awareness, multiculturalism, intelligent design, and of course, human-caused global warming.

As a result, American workers are highly educated in totally useless areas, while lagging behind the rest of the industrialized world in the basic skills needed to compete in a modern technological marketplace.

May 27 10:55

China Is Now in Firm Control of U.S. Debt Markets

So far, in the three months of data which have been reported for this year (Jan., Feb., March), the net result was an outflow of capital from the U.S. totaling $211.4 billion.

Does this number suggest China is “trapped” into buying U.S. debt?

The March number is slightly more instructive. This marks the beginning of the newest propaganda-offensive from the U.S. corporate media in asserting (yet again) that the U.S. economy was starting to “recover”. This was epitomized by U.S. court-jester Ben Bernanke prancing around, braying about “green shoots”.

In March, the TIC inflow into the U.S. was a paltry $23.2 billion. However, net purchases of U.S. Treasuries totaled $47.9 billion – meaning the net results for all other categories of U.S. debt was yet another outflow of $24.7 billion.

May 27 10:39

Exploding debt threatens America

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Now, refresh my memory; just WHO was it that changed the tax code to encourage corporations to send high-paying American jobs to other countries?

May 27 10:10

NKorea warns of attack, says truce no longer valid

“Any tiny hostile acts against our republic, including the stopping and searching of our peaceful vessels… will face an immediate and strong military strike in response,” the North Korean statement said.

May 27 10:07

Geithner to meet top Chinese leaders

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will meet with President Hu Jintao to discuss expansion of ties and current economic turmoil during his trip to Beijing on June 1-2, officials said Wednesday.

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Translation: We're going to solve the US economy by kicking the crap out of North Korea, so hands off if you want your dollar reserves to keep their value!

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