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April 22, 2009

Apr 22 09:34

Adviser says Bush admin collected, destroyed dissenting views on torture

A onetime senior adviser to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that the Bush Administration collected and destroyed memos by top officials arguing that torture methods used on detainees were wrong.

Apr 22 09:29

Torture crimes may be whitewashed in 9/11 Commission type investigation

Barack Obama is discovering that there are some things a president cannot control — like whether Bush administration officials who authorized the use of forceful interrogation tactics in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks will face a public reckoning and potential legal sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't kid yourselves. If Obama was really interested in upholding the law the torturers would be in jail already.

Apr 22 09:27

UK probe to touch arms export to Israel

Britain has promised to probe into its sale of military equipment to Israel amid pressure over its contribution to the Gaza aggression.

After months of evading the issue of British support for Israel, Foreign Secretary David Miliband confirmed on Tuesday that London had "almost certainly" supplied Tel Aviv with equipment used in the military offensive into Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Please read this article.

Apr 22 09:24

County moves against illegal immigration

Greenville County may shut down businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants under an ordinance adopted by County Council on Tuesday night.

Apr 22 09:23

FLASHBACK - Olmert Reminds The World–“We, The Jewish People, Control America”

Prime Minister Olmert, in behavior similar to that of some wise guy/mob boss who has just beat the rap as a result of yanking the chain of some judge or prosecutor on his payroll, stated in plain language at the convened press conference in Ashkelon that it was he, acting on behalf of Israel, who “made the call” to Bush and brought about the US abstention of vote at the UN. In his own words, upon learning of the “unacceptable” language contained in the resolution, (no doubt obtained by spies working within the State Dept who got their grubby little hands on a pilfered copy) he dropped a dime and put in a call to Bush only to learn that the President was busy giving a speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of Lieberman's similar comments today.

Apr 22 09:23

Lieberman: U.S. to accept any Israeli policy decision

The Obama Administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office.

"Believe me, America accepts all our decisions," Lieberman told the Russian daily Moskovskiy Komosolets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." -- Ariel Sharon, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

Apr 22 09:23

Cosmic close-up: Sensational images of Saturn show the ringed planet in incredible detail

These stunning images of Saturn taken by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft show the ringed planet, its moons and rings in the most incredible detail yet.

Apr 22 09:15

Dick Cheney Admits To Use Of Torture

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 22 08:59

Cheney's Right: Release Everything

Yes, yes, let's get it all out.

Let's release all the memorandums, all the electronic files, all the loose papers relating to the plotting and implementation of the wide-ranging torture regimen that Cheney and President Bush appear to have implemented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forget about bitch-slapping the lawyers around; let's go for the men who authorized the use of torture.

Apr 22 08:58

Israeli Refusal to Cooperate With United Nations Investigation Represents an Attempt to Shield Alleged War Criminals from Justice

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned at recent Israeli statements implying that the State of Israel will not cooperate with the independent investigation established by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Apr 22 08:50

U.S. Might Not Try Pro-Israel Lobbyists

The U.S. government may abandon espionage-law charges against two former lobbyists for a pro-Israel advocacy group, officials said yesterday, as a prominent House lawmaker denied new allegations that she offered to use her influence in their behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to suggest that Israel leaked the story about Harman being on tape to send a warning to Washington DC that putting Rosen and Weissman on trial would result in the total exposure of Israel's influence over the entire US Government.

Washington DC has apparently heard the shot across the bow, which means Israel's spies will get a free pass.

So instead of the specter of Harman selling out the country to Israel, you get to see the entire US Government sell out the country to Israel.

Apr 22 08:45

Freddie Mac Chief David Kellerman Commits Suicide

Sabrina Ruck, a Fairfax County police spokesman, confirmed to the AP that Kellermann was dead, but she could not confirm that he committed suicide despite WUSA reporting that Fairfax police told them it was a suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Homicide is the presumption in all unattended deaths. Suicide must be proven, and as we have been seeing for the last 16 years, suicides are not always what they seem to be.

Apr 22 08:32


Earlier today, Duane “Dog” Chapman and his family were shot at by fugitive Hoang Nguyen in Colorado Springs, as they approached him. No one was injured.

Apr 22 08:24

AIPAC promotes US congresswoman if…

The influential Israeli lobby group AIPAC has been named in a case dealing with Tel Aviv's "covert action operations in Washington".

A wiretapped telephone conversation between California representative Jane Harman and a suspected Israeli agent reportedly indicates that she had promised to lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

During the wiretapped telephone conversation, the Israeli agent promised to facilitate the appointment of Harman as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Waterboard her to find out what she knows!!! :)

Apr 22 08:11

CFO of Freddie Mac, David Kellermann, Found Dead

"Kellermann was named acting chief financial officer in September 2008, after the resignation of Anthony "Buddy" Piszel, who stepped down after the September 2008 government takeover. The chief financial officer is responsible for the company's financial controls, financial reporting and oversight of the company's budget and financial planning."

Did he find something out that he wasn't supposed to know?

Apr 22 08:10

The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow's exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Apr 22 07:22

Lies and Torture-When Policies and Words Diverge

In other words B.S.

Apr 22 07:11

The truth about pirates in less than 4 minutes.

Funny but true.

Apr 22 07:03

Who is killed by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

How the U.S. is seen around the world!

Apr 22 06:57

One down, many thousands to go -Police Found Freddie Mac CFO Dead from Hanging

ABC News - RUSSELL GOLDMAN, JACK DATE and ANN COMPTON - Police believe David Kellermann, 41, Killed Himself in Virginia Home

[Three reporters break this story?]

Apr 22 06:46

Attacks Commence

Bring em on!

Apr 22 06:20

'Same people defending torture' ignored 9/11 warnings

In the end, all of this propaganda and it is entirely propaganda (again, find me one former CIA officer willing to support this argument) – the very same people who are out defending torture as a necessary tool in their falsely constructed “war on terror” are the very same people who had the intelligence to stop the 9/11 attacks literally delivered to them and did nothing. These people who ignored multiple and various warnings from the CIA, foreign governments, and so forth, did nothing and that intelligence was obtained without the use of torture. Yet these very same people are arguing that the only way to stop terrorism is through the torture of suspects?

Apr 22 05:21

Video - The Mafia, the CIA and Bush Sr.

The scam works as follows: an organized crime group takes over a business, borrows as much as it can in the business' name, fails to pay vendors and then disappears with all the cash.

The Bush family and its associates in organized crime and the CIA have figured out how to run this scam on a multi-hundred billion dollar level using the entire US banking system as its playground.

When you consider that Reagan was probably out of it from Day One of his term and that Bill Clinton is a close associate of George Bush Sr., the Bush crime syndicate has been influencing when not outright running the executive branch continuously since 1980, which, perhaps not so coincidentally, marks the earliest days of the credit bubble the economy is now having serious trouble digesting.

(Embedded videos at link)

April 21, 2009

Apr 21 19:14

Silence Is The LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH worldwide

Apr 21 17:02

Stupid Stunt to Silence Meaningful Debate

So the walkout at the UN had long been premeditated and pre-planned. It was a stupid stunt.

The biggest disgrace is that racist thugs in Tel Aviv are able orchestrate such a thing. It is now self-evident that Zionists have infiltrated and embedded themselves in the political, financial, economic and social fabric of the western world to everyone else’s detriment.

Apr 21 16:48

Canada chides U.S. for remarks on 9/11 plotters

The Canadian government moved on Tuesday to correct U.S. homeland security chief Janet Napolitano after she wrongly said some of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks had crossed into the United States from Canada.

Apr 21 16:43

Norwegian lawyers to accuse Israeli leaders of war crimes

Israel's former prime minister Ehud Olmert and other top officials could face legal action in Norway over the Gaza offensive after six Norwegian lawyers said Tuesday they would accuse them of war crimes.

Apr 21 16:33

Ahmadinejad's Webster speech canceled

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at a Swiss university has been canceled due to apparent pressure from pro-Israeli lobbying.

Apr 21 16:27

Scientists Have No Idea What's Up With the Sun

Last October, the Telegraph reported:

The protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.

Scientists are baffled at what could be causing the barrier to shrink in this way and are to launch mission to study the heliosphere.

Today, BBC is reporting:

The Sun is the dimmest it has been for nearly a century.

There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time.

Apr 21 16:25

Piracy Off The Promised Land

Wide publicity has been given to piracy in Somalian waters since Captain Phillips of the American crewed Maersk Alabama was captured. The arrival of a US missile cruiser and US destroyer added the tension and glamour required by the Hollywood confederation. The killing of three young Somalians and the release of the captain provided the blood and the triumph for the star spattered banner.

Why is it that little is heard of the piracy off the coast of the Zionist entity and the strip it dominates called Gaza? In contrast to the actions of young Muslim fishermen from an impoverished and broken Somalian nation, the entity carries out its piracy under the title of the Israeli Occupation Force, out of a country with the greatest wealth and with the pretence of a fully fledged legal system.

Apr 21 15:31

Were Other Congress People - Besides Harman - Also Blackmailed By Bush Administration?

There are several serious issues here. One is the extraordinary glimpse it offers into the extent to which Israel has penetrated the centers of power in Washington. It is illegal for foreign governments to directly lobby and to offer to arrange financial contributions for members of the US government, but here, clearly, Israeli agents were doing just that. The role of AIPAC as a front for the Israeli government in Washington, as exposed here, is simply stomach-turning, and should make it a toxic organization to politicians. Instead, they flock enmasse to its annual meetings, as President Obama did almost immediately upon winning the November election, and a large proportion of both houses from both parties happily accept its campaign largesse.

Apr 21 14:55

Embarrassment for police as terror suspects released

Nine men detained in a major security operation intended to thwart what the Prime Minister said was “a very big terrorist plot” were released without charge tonight.

Apr 21 14:53


Militaries and their contractors are getting closer to putting the hurt on a whole bunch of people at once, according to the magazine, with "weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ans they are far less tiring to use than whips!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 14:39

California GOP Decries Anti-Semitic Tea Party Activism

Chairman Nehring issued the statement in response to the use of anti-Semitic graphics used on the "Bay Area Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty" website in conjunction with the April 15 TEA Party in San Mateo. The image pictured a bucket of money being poured into a funnel with a Star of David on it, which in turn drips blood into a bottle where a person holding a Palestinian flag is seen drowning in blood. The text reads "Uncle Sam Reminds You: KEEP PAYING TAXES. The ongoing extermination of Palestinian Children Can't be Done Without Your Help."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there anything factually wrong with the image? Is not Israel killing Palestinian children (including the blood relatives of Jesus) using weapons bought and paid for with US tax dollars?

Is it anti-Semitism if it is the truth?

Apr 21 14:12

Venezuelan Horses Die Mysteriously at U.S. Open Polo Match

All the dead horses were from the Venezuelan-owned team Lechuza Polo, a favorite to win the title at what's described as the World Series of this sport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there is your motive.

Apr 21 14:02

Citizens can challenge state, local gun laws

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that private citizens can challenge state and local gun laws by invoking the constitutional right to bear arms - the first such ruling in the nation - but upheld a ban on firearms at gun shows at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

The ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco followed last year's landmark Supreme Court decision that the Constitution's Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess guns for self-defense.

Apr 21 13:11

Homeless struggle in Atlantic City

Apr 21 13:02

Leading Deregulation Proponent Changes His Mind, Now Calls for Regulation

Judge Posner has also been the leading proponent for the legal recognition of free market principles and deregulation in the United States for decades.

In a dramatic turn, Posner now says that deregulation has failed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can see Captain E. J. Smith standing on the bridge of the Titanic with the ice water up to his knees and saying, "Okay, so maybe that wasn't such a good idea, Bruce!"

Apr 21 13:00

Bullies bearing badges

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"To Protect and to Serve" has been replaced by "We Treat You Like a King!"

Apr 21 12:58

Feiglin: If I were PM, I'd rebuild the Temple

Moshe Feiglin, head of Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership Movement) said last week that if he was elected prime minister, he would try to rebuild the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem.

"I don't know if I will have the merit of doing something that is the aspiration of every Jew," said Feiglin. "But if I become prime minister I will take away control over the Temple Mount from the Wakf [the Islamic trust] and reinstate Jewish sovereignty over the entire mount and, hopefully, rebuild the Temple."

Feiglin said that rebuilding the Temple and all that it symbolized was the essence of a Jewish state.

Apr 21 12:45

UN summit approves anti-racism declaration

It also warns against stereotyping people because of their religion, a key demand of Islamic states who say Muslims have been unfairly targeted for their beliefs since the 9-11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Apr 21 12:30

Layoff Daily Owner is laying himself off.

It's not expensive to keep up site, but it just takes too much time.

Apr 21 12:28

Concern grows over Gaza aid

The European Commission has raised fresh concerns over Israel’s continuing closure of the Gaza Strip, which it says is preventing European humanitarian aid worth more than €34m from reaching the Palestinian territory.

Apr 21 10:28

Power, humiliation and torture

The assumption inside the administration was that if its harsh methods could be presented as having been effective in preventing subsequent acts of terrorism, then pragmatic Americans would have less concern about the moral qualms of the administration’s critics — individuals who could be dismissed as civil liberties fanatics.

The moral question of whether the state can be allowed to use torture as a method of extra-judicial punishment and retribution rarely if ever entered the debate. But the evidence now suggests that it should.

We now learn that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times in March 2003 and Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in August 2002.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both men confessed to helping nail Jesus to the cross. Abu Zubaydah admitted using rusty nails.

This article raises some good points, if you assume that Bush really thought they had the guilty parties.

I have a different thought. Bush knows who really did 9-11 but was desperate to provide another villain for public display. He needed a confessed mastermind for 9-11, and it did not matter how one was obtained.

Apr 21 10:21


It is difficult to not remember the holocaust if you live in Israel…. it is not something that occurred in history, it is something that is unfolding right here, right now. We read of the horrors in our history books…. we continue reading about them in our daily newspaper reports…

Apr 21 10:20


Apr 21 10:10

Fort Worth Man Dead After Police Use Taser

A mentally ill man died after Fort Worth police used a Taser on him, and his parents are questioning the use of the device.

Apr 21 10:09

Family vents anger over Taser death

Relatives of a Detroit high school student who died Friday after Warren Police zapped him with a Taser are vowing legal action against the city and have joined forces with an anti-police brutality group to speak out against the devices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taser: Police brutality with all the modern improvements.

Apr 21 10:09

City Counci committee OKs $175,000 settlement for teen tasered by Chicago police

A 14-year-old boy who suffered brain damage after being tasered by Chicago Police would receive $175,000, under a settlement advanced Monday by a City Council committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that sounds like a lot of money, but given the present economy and medical costs, it isn't.

Apr 21 09:59

Goldman Sachs Shook Tens of Billions Out of Tax-Payers -- Now They're Whining All the Way to the Bank

The Wall Street crew relied on its political power to ensure that the rules remained rigged, even though their crooked deck wrecked the economy.

Apr 21 09:59

US rejects an Israeli demand

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell on Thursday that his government would condition talks over Palestinian statehood on the Palestinians first recognising Israel as a Jewish state.

"Israel expects the Palestinians to first recognise Israel as a Jewish state before talking about two states for two peoples," a senior official in Mr Netanyahu's office quoted the new prime minister as saying. Statements from the US State Department indicated that the Obama administration regards such an Israeli condition as unacceptable, saying that the United States would continue to promote a two-state solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic Israeli tactic, to demand that the other side give Israel what it wants before Israel decides whether or not to give the other side what it wants.

Israel demands Palestine recognize Israel's right to exist, yet refuses Palestine the very same thing, and it is this hypocrisy, this blatant double standard which lies at the heart of 60 years of unending hostility and war in the region.

Peace will come when Israel grants to others only that which it demands for itself; a right to exist.

Apr 21 09:56

Housing Bubble Smackdown: Bigger Crash Ahead

"We believe there are in the neighborhood of 600,000 properties nationwide that banks have repossessed but not put on the market," said Rick Sharga, vice president of RealtyTrac, which compiles nationwide statistics on foreclosures. "California probably represents 80,000 of those homes. It could be disastrous if the banks suddenly flooded the market with those distressed properties. You'd have further depreciation and carnage."

Apr 21 09:54

EXCLUSIVE: Senator's husband cashes in on crisis

On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.

Apr 21 09:53

Unfurling the claims to the Dead Sea scrolls

As the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto prepares to host an exhibition of parts of 16 of these scrolls, the Palestinian Authority, expected to rule over the area where the scrolls were found, is calling on the government of Canada to bar the exhibition. The Palestinians say the scrolls are part of their cultural heritage and they want them back.

Apr 21 09:50

British academic’s work used to justify US torture

Professor Jim Horne is ‘saddened and appalled’ by Bush Administration’s efforts to exploit his book to excuse 180-hour stints of sleep deprivation.

Apr 21 09:49

Dershowitz slams Tutu, Swiss and Norway

'Tutu is a bigot and a racist,' said Derschowitz about the Nobel Peace Prize winning South African archbishop. He is 'blind, deaf and dumb when it comes to issues of Israel.'

Tutu has voiced support for the Palestinians and headed a fact finding mission to the Gaza Strip for the UN's human rights bodies.

The lawyer, who has defended OJ Simpson and written books backing Israeli military policy in the Palestinian territories, said that Norway was 'one of the biggest offenders against Israel.'

Read more: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1471936.php...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Whine, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper!!!"

Apr 21 09:47

Scavenging, the new way to avoid going hungry

Closing time in the Parisian markets, and the streets are not left bare. Increasing numbers of people come to look for fruit and vegetables left behind by stall owners. And you don't have to be poor to take part.

Apr 21 09:46

Yuan trade move 'far reaching'

The Chinese government's decision this month to let exporters in a small number of cities settle their overseas trade in yuan rather than in US dollars has far-reaching implications, according to economists, even though the immediate impact is minimal.

Apr 21 09:46

Hill Holds Fire on Harman

House leaders in both parties were publicly mum in response to a story that nonetheless lit up Capitol Hill on Monday, alleging that Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) engaged in a quid pro quo with a suspected Israeli agent to advance her stature in Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel said we should not talk about it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 09:45

Jacqui Plays the Terror Card - As I Predicted

So Jacqui Smith has played the terror card in a wild bid to save her job. It is extraordinary she can warn us of grave danger and at the same time look so smug about it. She spoke in the House of Commons of a "Suspected bomb plot" despite the absence of certain key elements normally associated with the phrase "bomb plot".

Like a bomb.

Or a plot.

Apr 21 09:43

Big banks have a big credit problem

Bank of America and Citigroup have been sinking billions into rainy day funds, but problem loans are growing even faster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just printing up money and pouring it on the banks won;t fix the eocnomy.

People cannot pay their loans, let alone borrow more, unless and until the jobs are brought back to this country.

An economy cannot survive, let alone prosper, without products for sale.

Apr 21 09:39

Israeli study finds spike in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza fight

An Israeli university study finds that anti-Semitic incidents in the world spiked in January, while Israel was attacking the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It just HAD to be anti-Semitism, because nobody could ever find real reasons to complain about what Israel was doing in Gaza! And you're an anti-Semite if you don't agree!!!!"

Apr 21 09:32

Shame on you, you Pathetic Blood-Stained Clowns.

The U.N. Conference on Racism was visited by Israeli clowns and that was fitting because it had all the elements of a circus attended by mindless children who engage in mass murder of entire populations while screaming in pain when exposed for their acts.

Apr 21 09:25

Dreaded deflation is back for the first time in 50 years - on the eve of Darling's do-or-die Budget

The British economy has fallen into deflation for the first time in 50 years, raising fears of a devastating drop in wages and pension freezes.

The Retail Prices Index fell to minus 0.4 per cent in March, down from zero the previous month.

Apr 21 09:15

Cheney Demands Release of CIA Memos Proving Torture 'Success'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, we caught Jack the Ripper!!!"

Apr 21 09:15

HR20-New Mother’s Mandated Mental Health Test-JUST PASSED HOUSE!

A sweeping government policy for all new births in the United States has just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate. The Mother’s Act, if passed, will mandate that all new mothers be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn home from the hospital. Just imagine that after your child is born, you are told that you can’t take them home since a multiple choice questionnaire wasn’t answered correctly. Just imagine being told that the only way you can take your child home is if you or your spouse goes into treatment or on anti-depressants which we know causes psychosis, delusions, and even homicidal thoughts. It just doesn’t make sense.

Apr 21 08:38

Israeli minister compares Iran to Nazis

Iran is trying to replicate Nazi Germany's treatment of the Jewish people, Israeli deputy prime minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday ahead of a Holocaust ceremony at a former death camp.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is called "Projection".

Apr 21 08:37


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of Israel's claim that Iran is trying to copy Nazi Germany's atrocities.

Xmas w/o borders
Apr 21 08:32

Times confirms Democrat tried to stop wiretapping story, possibly before 2004 election

The New York Times confirmed late Monday that a top Democratic congresswoman called the paper in 2004 and tried to keep it from publishing an article exposing the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program — possibly helping to sway the balance in the 2004 presidential election.

Apr 21 08:27

NASA Spacecraft Detects Buried Glaciers on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.

Apr 21 08:25

Lightest exoplanet yet discovered

Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor today announced the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only about twice the mass of our Earth. The team also refined the orbit of the planet Gliese 581 d, first discovered in 2007, placing it well within the habitable zone, where liquid water oceans could exist.

Apr 21 08:16

Ahmadinejad: The FULL Speech to the UN conference

Forget what the media is trying to tell you. Watch the speech and decide for yourself.

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Apr 21 08:15

'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers

The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period.

Last year, it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell. But instead it hit a 50-year year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity.

According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it is unclear why this is happening or when the Sun is likely to become more active again.

Apr 21 08:12

Fatties cause global warming

THE rising number of fat people was yesterday blamed for global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting downright silly!

Apr 21 08:10

Harman's Wiretap Woes and the AIPAC Clique

Now we see another page in the script, if we believe reporter Jeff Stein that Harman's sycophantic defense of the FISA violations was part of the deal: she, in return for then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' help in halting an FBI investigation into Harman's deal-making with American Israeli Public Affairs Committee would do her best to defend and deflect attention from the illegal wiretaps. The fact that Harman, herself, was wiretapped, perhaps with good reason, is simply serendipitous poetry.

Apr 21 08:00

Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases -- for starters

Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles -- In the first major disclosure of corruption in the $750-billion financial bailout program, federal investigators said Monday they have opened 20 criminal probes into possible securities fraud, tax violations, insider trading and other crimes.

The cases represent only the first wave of investigations, and the total fraud could ultimately reach into the tens of billions of dollars, according to Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the bailout program.

Apr 21 07:58

Sri Lanka rebels: 1,000 civilians die in govt raid

Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels said Tuesday that 1,000 civilians died in a government raid on their territory that the military says freed thousands of noncombatants from the war zone. The military denied the accusation.

Apr 21 07:58

Report: Hackers break into Pentagon's fighter jet project

The reported attack raised more questions than it answered.

For example, the report did not say how attackers managed to download terabytes of data before being discovered. A single terabyte can take up to several weeks to download over a relatively fast data connection, such as a Digital Subscriber Line or cable modem.

The report also suggested that China could be behind the stolen data, noting that investigators believe the attack originated in China. However, it said the exact identities of the people behind the attack had not been established.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... who could be anywhere in the world.

Apr 21 07:56

Israel: Iran is like 'Nazi Germany'

Israel's deputy prime minister has compared Iran to Nazi Germany, in response to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's criticism of the Jewish state at a United Nations conference.

Silvan Shalom's comments on Tuesday come after Ahmadinejad called Israel a "racist" state during a United Nations conference in Switzerland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice how upset Israel gets when anyone compares it to the Nazi state, yet Israel will not hesitate to equate other countries with Nazi Germany.

The fact is that after you get past the media hype, Ahmadinejad made some pretty accurate observations.

Apr 21 07:54

Meltdown losses of '$4 trillion'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that potential losses from the credit crunch could reach $4 trillion (£2.75tn) and damage the financial system for years to come.

It says that even if urgent action is taken to clean up the banking system, the process will be "slow and painful", delaying economic recovery.

It says that banks may need $1.7 trillion in additional capital.

But it warns that political support for further bank bail-outs is waning.

Apr 21 07:53

Cosmic close-up: Sensational images of Saturn show the ringed planet in incredible detail

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Sorry Arthur; no giant monolith on Iapetus! :)

Apr 21 07:42

Obama Campaign's Multi-Million Dollar Propaganda Firm Deployed in Iraq to Advise on "New Media"

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build 'smart power' in Baghdad.

Apr 21 07:41

Told you so, Harper says as Iran stirs UN uproar

Yesterday's opening session of the second United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Geneva could be described as an international circus.

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(Reader comment) Once again, Canada's whornalists are shilling for Israel. Did the leader of Iran really say what they are claiming here? I doubt it. And so do many of the people posting comments:

Especially check out the agree/disagree ratings on each comment. People are not buying this shit one bit, and they are not agreeing with the politically correct sheep/megaphonies trying to skew the commentary.

Apr 21 07:16

Israel wants to buy U.S. missile defense system

JERUSALEM - Defense Minister Ehud Barak hopes to buy a U.S. missile defense system to protect Israeli towns from short-range rockets and mortar fire, defense officials said Tuesday.

Barak plans to ask U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to sell Israel the Vulcan-Phalanx cannon and radar system when he visits Washington in June, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity as the request has not yet formally been made.

The Vulcan-Phalanx — manufactured by U.S. company Raytheon Co. — is to be integrated into a multilayer defense umbrella that will include Israel's Iron Dome and two other missile systems being developed with the United States, the officials said.

Apr 21 07:04

Who sat on Harman's wiretap for four years and why is it just now being exposed?

California Rep. and Democrat Jane Harman is apparently guilty of treason, it was reported last night. The story is reported by Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly here.

Knowing that all high ranking political players are kept in line by bribes and blackmail, I can only assume that Harman has now in some way disobeyed her handlers, and voila! this incriminating tape from October 2005 suddenly surfaces.


This should consume the front pages of the MSM for weeks to come -- but with AIPAC's firm grip on American newsrooms and editors' testicles, it won't.

Apr 21 06:54

Ideal Israeli soldiers not only killers, but thieves

The old man sat in the light of a kerosene lamp and looked bleakly ahead. His wife sat in the opposite corner, crying loudly “They soiled our sheets, haram, haram, they broke our bed, fired guns in our bed and,” the old man said, “they took all our money. The day after they left, we found a 100 shekel note in the garden, that’s all”

(Further evidence the Israelis seem intent on making living conditions so horrible for the Palestinians that the ones they do not kill outright will eventually be forced to flee their homes and farms, leaving them for the thieving Israeli settlers to take over unopposed. /SR)

Apr 21 05:39

Ron Paul on Secession

Apr 21 05:20

Police State USA?

A police state unquestionably exists when:

1. Federal executive and legislative powers make domestic spying on US citizens legal

2. Federal and state political and police mechanisms:

* Steal elections

* Shut down media coverage after they steal an election

* Serve the central government instead of serving the citizens

* Enforce the policies of the central government instead of responding primarily to criminal misdeeds

* Spy on and intimidate citizens

All these conditions now exist in the United States!

Apr 21 05:08

Don't Like it? Leave

While discussing the illegality of the Income Tax with a coworker one afternoon, the inevitable asshole of the moment over hears our conversation and pipes in " I hear Switzerland is nice."

Apr 21 04:56

Worse Than Bush

Not only did Obama managed to change the draft text of the conference to omit mentions of the racism inherent to Zionism and the Israeli state, and followed that by having all the side activities critical of Israel pushed out side of the conference, but also he boycotted the conference, influencing a slew of western countries that, despite histories rich with racism and colonialism, had some qualms about associating with Bush.

So be careful, if Obama looks better than Bush, it means you just don’t know how he’s about to screw you. Careful Cuba and Venezuela. And if you’re looking for a black president to finally make America discuss its history of racism, wait a little longer.

Apr 21 04:34

Funding the new global currency - Obama Proposes $100 Billion Loan for I.M.F.

The New York Times - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama Monday proposed a $100 billion U.S. loan to the International Monetary Fund to boost the IMF's war chest and urged a bigger stake in the IMF for emerging powers like China and India.

In a letter sent to Democrat and Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress, Obama said the U.S. funding "does not represent a budgetary expenditure or any increase in the deficit since it effectively represents an exchange of assets."

[This is such gross propaganda, no self-respecting journalist would claim the piece as his own.]

Apr 21 04:23

The Harman-AIPAC Story: A Timeline

The Harman-AIPAC Story: A Timeline

CQ's blockbuster story, about a wiretap that picked up Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) discussing the AIPAC spying case with a "suspected Israeli agent", picks up on a sequence of complex events from several years ago, and involves several moving pieces.

So we thought it would be worthwhile to put together a timeline of events laying out the major reported developments in this sprawling story.

Apr 21 04:03

Credit Card Issuers Brace for Stern Warning

Another sign the nation’s in a credit hangover: The heads of credit card divisions of over a dozen banks will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday, as Congress tries to crack down on the industry’s tricky ways. A House bill will seek to prohibit credit card companies from hiking interest rates on existing balances, charging late fees early, and charging interest on debt that was paid on time. Another bill in the Senate would go even further, prohibiting the companies from aggressively marketing to people under 21, raising interest rates for any reason, or charging fees to make a payment. Obama is said to support something stricter than the House bill but not as harsh as the Senate proposal.

Apr 21 03:41

Obama tries to boost CIA morale after torture memos release

The Apologies Keep On Coming !

Apr 21 03:17

Cheney Calls for Release of Memos Showing Results of Interrogation Efforts

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration should release all the CIA interrogation memos and documents—to demonstrate the “success” of the harsh methods.

"One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort.”

Apr 21 03:10

When the bottom is reached - You'll know it - Debt Settlers Offer Promises but Little Help

The New York Times David Streitfeld - Tyna Carter, burdened with $25,000 in credit card debt, did not want to be a deadbeat. After looking for help on the Internet, Mrs. Carter, a West Virginia homemaker, wound up in the hands of a sweet-talking “credit specialist” from Texas.

He claimed his company, Credit Solutions of America, could set her on the road to a debt-free life. But what really happened, Mrs. Carter says, is that Credit Solutions pocketed nearly $4,000 of the couple’s income, a little bit each month. Now they are in a deeper hole than ever.

[The bottom will be apparent when the dreamers and the suckers cease to dominate economic activity.]

Apr 21 03:07


Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological counseling and other services.

The insurance companies responsible for their treatment under taxpayer-funded policies have routinely denied the most serious medical claims. Those insurers -- primarily American International Group -- recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in profits on this business. . .

April 20, 2009

Apr 20 22:44

They are trying to bury this story about Harman, Gonzales, wiretaps, blackmail and treason

I have seen it come up on the Google News page several times only to see it disappear shortly afterward.
Now is a good time to check your favorite progressive news sites...Are they helping the cause or burying the story?

Apr 20 21:43

History Repeats: A Manufactured Crisis to Loot and Consolidate

Amazing how this “Bailout” parallels the “Banking Crisis” in 1907. JP Morgan caused a run on banks, which then allowed him to scoop up lots of other banks at bargain prices… and 100 years later we have:

* JP Morgan buys Washington Mutual for Pennies
* Get ready for a wave of bank failures
* JP Morgan buys Bear Stearns for almost nothing