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April 23, 2009

Apr 23 08:43

Sun Media tries once again to link doubts about 9/11 to UFOs and Bigfoot

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice try SunCorp. There's a reason your readership is drying up

Apr 23 08:40

Tel Aviv Jane Steps in her Own Fewmets.

Jane Harman, the Zio-con Congresswoman who covers the ground from Santa Monica to San Pedro has been caught offering to subvert the course of justice or, as they call it in Congress, performing ‘business as usual’. The delicious irony is that Jane was a serious player in all of the illegal shit that the Bushitas got up to and she got nailed by a legal version of all the illegal operations she was such a cheerleader for. You won’t find any mention of her being Jewish anywhere in the MSM because that would connect certain dots in the mind of the public that have been connected so many times before by so many dual national traitors in the last several decades that well… I don’t really know what to say here. I really don’t.

Apr 23 08:39

The Tax Implications of Genetic Information

Advances in genetic research promise to loosen the tradeoff between progressivity and efficiency by allowing tax liability (or transfer eligibility) to be based in part on immutable characteristics of individuals (“tags”) that are correlated with their expected lot in life. Use of genetic tags would reduce reliance on tax bases (such as income) that are subject to individual choices and, therefore, subject to inefficient distortion to those choices. If genetic information can be used by private employers and insurers, the case for basing tax in part on it becomes more compelling, as genetic inequalities would be exacerbated by market forces.

Apr 23 07:27

Pelosi Said She Knew Harman Was Wiretapped

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she was first informed in a confidential briefing a few years ago that Rep. Jane Harman had been recorded by spy agencies, but that she couldn't tell Harman or anyone else about it.

Pelosi said the briefing from intelligence agencies was usual practice in the Capitol, where top congressional leaders are always told when a member of Congress pops up during the course of secret investigations.

Pelosi wouldn't comment on the substance of the briefing about Harman.

"I was not in a position to raise it with Jane Harman. All they said was that she was wiretapped," said Pelosi, who said she couldn't remember if the secret briefing took place in 2005 or 2006.

Apr 23 07:21

US Cities Increasing Use of Armed Mercenaries to Replace Police

The United States is in the midst of the most radical privatization agenda in its history. We see this in schools, health care, prisons, and certainly with the US military/national security/intelligence apparatus. There are almost 200,000 "private contractors" in Iraq (more than US soldiers) and Obama is continuing to use mercenaries there and in Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine. At present, 70 percent of the US intelligence budget is going to private companies.

Apr 23 07:16

Crisis as a Means to Building a Global Totalitarian State

As the world financial and economic crisis comes into its own, the Western political leaders and elites are seeking to impress on mankind the idea that this upheaval will end up ‘turning the world into something different’.

Even though the picture of the 'new world order’ remains vague and fuzzy, the main idea is quite clear: A single global government, goes the argument, has to be established if we don’t want general chaos to prevail.

Apr 23 06:49

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose 27,000 to 640,000 Last Week

Bloomberg.com -Bob Willis - The number of Americans filing first- time applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to 640,000 as forecast, while total benefit rolls reached a new record, a sign companies remain in job-cutting mode.

Initial jobless claims increased by 27,000 in the week that ended April 18, from a revised 613,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The number of people staying on jobless benefit rose by 93,000 to 6.14 million, the 12th straight week the figure has set a record.

Apr 23 06:40

New interview with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds

Sibel Edmonds is the most gagged person in US history. The government has repeatedly invoked the State Secrets Privilege in her case - not for reasons of 'national security' but to hide ongoing criminal activity. Please call Waxman and Conyers' offices and demand public open hearings into Edmonds' case and the State Secrets Privilege. Links to their contact pages on the right of the blog.

From the interview:
GK: When was the last time that you had any contact with Waxman's office?

SE: That would be, having real conversation/contact was before the election in 2006, but in March 2007, I spoke with one of his staff people... and he said the congressman was very serious about having these hearings. But just as he was planning on scheduling a hearing for my case - this is the State Secrets Privilege and the whole FBI case - he was called into a hearing with Nancy Pelosi, they went into a meeting for about 30 minutes, Chairman Waxman came out and told his staff that they were not going to have these hearings, including my case.

Apr 23 06:26

Swimming Without a Suit - And Masterbating in the Pool - Little Tommy Friedman

The New York Times [Tom Friedman gets this week's boner award. He pathetically draws on popular clichés handed down to his likelier recipients -the Long Island dead and dying Mall culture -from none other than the likes of the Market Shill from Omaha -to wit - "only when the tide goes out do you find out who is not wearing a bathing suit." So true, -says Tom Friedman.

Spare me the underwater farts -you asshole-Friedman.

Tom gives us this too: There are millions of kids who are in modern suburban schools “who don’t realize how far behind they are,” said Matt Miller, one of the authors. “They are being prepared for $12-an-hour jobs — not $40 to $50 an hour.”

Apr 23 05:47

Iranian scientists claim they have cloned a goat

Iranian scientists have cloned a goat and plan future experiments they hope will lead to a treatment for stroke patients, the leader of the research said Wednesday

Apr 23 05:40

German economy 'to shrink by 6%' - Excess Capacity Likely to Shift Toward Re-armament

BBC -Germany's economy will shrink by 6% this year and continue to contract in 2010 according to a forecast from the country's leading economic think tanks.

The estimates, compiled by eight institutes for the German Economy Ministry, also predicts that the rate of unemployment will hit 10% next year.

[If history serves as a guide, -we are going to see a German re-armament campaign that will quickly shift world power dynamics.]

Apr 23 05:31

Japan's Navy Overnight Proclaims a Near SuperPower Status - While China Parades Its Own Navy

BBC Japan's MPs back anti-piracy bill -The lower house of Japan's parliament has approved a bill to allow the country's naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates off Somalia.

The bill will mean the navy can escort non-Japanese ships and use weapons for more than just self-defense purposes.

BBC China puts naval might on display - Michael Bristow -China is staging a military parade to celebrate its navy's 60th anniversary - and show the world its latest warships.

A least one of the country's nuclear-powered submarines is on display at the naval parade, being held in the port city of Qingdao.

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Apr 23 05:07

What's a High-Seas Truce?

Was it against the rules of maritime warfare to nab that Somali pirate?

"I think there's a grave question as to whether America was in violation of principles of truce in warfare on the high seas. … This man seemed to come on to the [USS] Bainbridge under a flag of truce to negotiate." What's a high-seas truce?

It's the same as a truce on land.

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Apr 23 04:51

Political Prosecutions and Rove's "Permanent Republican Majority"

Obama better start cleaning up the cesspool that still exists in the DoJ. Will he? Who knows given the grotesque fealty he's demonstrated to the Bush/Cheney crime bosses and their cabal of sniffing, not-so-legalistic toadies. As with most Democrats, Obama seems to prefer to pretend that nothing is amiss, or that his fellow Democrats really are seven times more corrupt and scabrous than the GOP.

April 22, 2009

Apr 22 23:26

Jews 'are victims and aggressors'

Dr Stephen Smith, director of the Holocaust Centre, said: "After centuries of discrimination, expulsions and pogroms culminating in the Holocaust, it suggests a lack of historical perspective that almost a third of those interviewed think of Jews as being as likely to be aggressors as victims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, well ...

Apr 22 23:22

Jewish Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, wife of Jewish former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, interviews Jewish Rep. Harman on her involvement with the Jewish lobby, and an alleged Jewish spy.

Apr 22 22:33

Why Does America Have a Drug War?

Given that most people agree that the drug war has failed to achieve its supposed purpose after decades of warfare, an important question arises: Why is the drug war still being waged, especially when we consider all the collateral damage that this federal program has produced? Hasn’t the time arrived for Americans to demand an immediate end to the war on drugs?

Apr 22 22:29

When Doctors Opt Out

Health insurance doesn't automatically lead to health care. And with more and more doctors dropping out of one insurance plan or another, especially government plans, there is no guarantee that you will be able to see a physician no matter what coverage you have.

Apr 22 22:18

Know Your Enemy

There are two ways people can relate to each other: voluntarily or coercively. The government is pure coercion, and sociopaths are drawn to its power and force.

Apr 22 21:51

American humor

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit Israel.

Two million Israelis have died and over a million are injured.

The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with providing help to rebuild.

The rest of the world is in shock.

The UK is sending troops to help.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil.

Latin American countries are sending supplies.

New Zealand is sending sheep, cattle and food crops.

The Asian continents are sending labor to assist in rebuilding infrastructure.

Australia is sending medical teams and supplies.

The US , not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Israelis (dual citizens).

God Bless American generosity.

Apr 22 21:39

Audit the Fed (song)

Apr 22 21:32

Killer robots and a revolution in warfare

From the air, the best-known UAV, the Predator, has killed dozens of insurgent leaders - as well as scores of civilians whose death has prompted protests both from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Apr 22 20:09

FLASHBACK - US Attorney, SEC division to probe Freddie Mac

Apr 22 20:08

FLASHBACK - STIMULUS PLAN A SCAM TO BENEFIT THE RICH Higher loan limits will lead to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailout

Contrary to popular myth, Fannie holds a lot of subprime debt, option ARM debt and other dodgy securities. Fannie and Freddie owned or guaranteed almost 45 percent of all mortgages in America last year. BusinessWeek noted in 2007 that Fannie and Freddie have "moved more prominently into low-documentation loans, which require little or no proof of the borrower's income." Expansion of Fannie and Freddie's reckless lending is exactly what Congress wants because it's plausibly deniable. Teary-eyed lawmakers can take to the airwaves a year from now and declare: "We had no idea Fannie could go under, but we can't cut and run now. We have to bail out Fannie and Freddie for the good of America! It's going to be a tough slog, but you're getting used to those, no?"

Apr 22 20:07

FLASHBACK - STIMULUS PLAN A SCAM TO BENEFIT THE RICH Higher loan limits will lead to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailout

Contrary to popular myth, Fannie holds a lot of subprime debt, option ARM debt and other dodgy securities. Fannie and Freddie owned or guaranteed almost 45 percent of all mortgages in America last year. BusinessWeek noted in 2007 that Fannie and Freddie have "moved more prominently into low-documentation loans, which require little or no proof of the borrower's income." Expansion of Fannie and Freddie's reckless lending is exactly what Congress wants because it's plausibly deniable. Teary-eyed lawmakers can take to the airwaves a year from now and declare: "We had no idea Fannie could go under, but we can't cut and run now. We have to bail out Fannie and Freddie for the good of America! It's going to be a tough slog, but you're getting used to those, no?"

Apr 22 19:46

Feds: Freddie Mac should hide info from SEC

Yesterday, we learned from the Chicago Tribune that Freddie Mac documents are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act because they contain or might compromise commercial information–that is, the proprietary insider information of a private company. Today, in the Washington Post, we learn that that private company was pressured to withhold negative information it was obligated to disclose under SEC rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, something is being hidden over at Freddie Mac.

Did David Kellerman stumble onto something really big?

Apr 22 19:46

Middle East: Are Americans only hearing one side of the story?

Is it possible that the news we watch doesn't give us both sides of the story and could use a little more balance? Is it possible that news anchors and news owners either consciously or unconsciously bias the news we take for granted as the whole truth?

Apr 22 19:05

FLASHBACK - Rahm Emanuel's profitable stint at mortgage giant

Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator.

One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel—now chief of staff to President Barack Obama—who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmmm.

Apr 22 19:03

FLASHBACK - Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then David Kellerman steps in and starts to go over the books.

... and now David Kellerman has been "suicided!"

Apr 22 19:01

Police and PM in dock over arrest of terrorist suspects

The case against 12 Muslim men involved in what Gordon Brown described as a "major terrorist plot" amounted to one email and a handful of ambiguous telephone conversations, it emerged last night after all the men were released without charge.

Eleven Pakistani students and one British man were freed after extensive searches of 14 addresses in North-west England failed to locate evidence of terrorist activity, according to security sources. Police did not find any explosives, firearms, target lists, documents or any material which could have been used to carry out an attack.

Last night Lord Carlile, the reviewer of terror laws, said he would be heading an immediate "snapshot" investigation into the arrests.

Apr 22 17:40

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.

Apr 22 16:39

Norton Anti-Virus Fails The Test - Beat by Free Software!

What’s wrong with this picture? When a consumer purchases top of the line Anti-virus software, they expect to solve their virus problems. Norton’s excuse that the viruses prevented their program from operating properly doesn’t hold water when downloading a free program solves all of the issues. Is Norton admitting they can’t even compete with a free program and their software is so fragile that run of the mill Trojan horses render it ineffective when free programs operate seamlessly? In short, Norton wouldn’t do the job unless we paid them more money - and in my opinion, that’s gouging, especially when said issues are cured by free software.

Apr 22 16:23

Grand unified scandal

Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

There’s a word for this: it’s evil.

Apr 22 16:20

You're Participating In The Facebook Terms Of Service Vote, Right?

Facebook may have set the threshhold too high at 30% of global users considering the original pushback came from the U.S. audience, but 300,000 is an embarrassingly low number for something so many people seemed to be so upset about. Our prediction: the vote will be declared invalid due to underparticipation, and Facebook will be able to say "Well, we tried, and nobodyreally cared," and go back to the legalese practically every other site uses. And if less than half a million out of 200 million registered users bother to vote, then they may have a point.

Apr 22 16:19

AIPAC is Not above The Law

A story in today's Washington Post (April 22, 2009) suggests DOJ may drop its espionage case against AIPAC. I find this incredulous, outrageous, and a blatant application of double standards. The timing of this story after the revelation that Rep. Jane Harman was recorded speaking to an "agent" regarding a quid pro quo interference in this case in exchange for AIPAC’s support to become Chairwoman of the House's Intel Committee is certainly troubling and smells of a deal to prevent further embarrassing revelations.

Apr 22 16:15

Israel Says Its Actions in Gaza War Were Lawful

The Israeli military on Wednesday presented the conclusions of several internal investigations into its conduct during the recent war in Gaza and stated that it operated in accordance with international law throughout the fighting, countering widespread international criticism over its actions and continuing accusations of possible war crimes.

See also: UN envoy: Gaza op seems to be war crime of greatest magnitude

Apr 22 16:09

Fresh UK torture collusion claims

Up to 17 British intelligence officers allegedly colluded in the rendition and torture of seven former Guantanamo Bay detainees, the High Court has heard.

The allegations came during a claim for damages by the British citizens and residents held at the facility in Cuba.

The security services' behaviour formed part of a wider pattern of misconduct, the counsel for the group said.

The government denied the claims and opposed an application to prevent the alleged destruction of vital documents.

The men are seeking a court order to appoint a supervisory solicitor to prevent papers which could back their damages claims from being destroyed.

Apr 22 16:05

NY tax worker accused of stealing taxpayers' IDs

A former New York state tax department worker was accused of stealing the identities of thousands of taxpayers and running up more than $200,000 in fraudulent charges.

Apr 22 15:55

Chicago Tribune cuts 11 percent of newsroom jobs

Apr 22 15:43

Morgan Stanley Follows Goldman's Lead And "Skips" Reporting December Losses

Goldman Sachs posted a profitable quarter by skipping December, during which it realized huge losses.

Now Morgan Stanley is doing the same thing.

Apr 22 15:10

DOG CHAPMAN SHOOTING INCIDENT (UPDATED)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dog catches the guy who shot at him!

Apr 22 15:08

Texas Researchers Plan Lawsuit of Biodefense Lab

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A group of Texas research facilities plans to sue the Department of Homeland Security over its selection of a Kansas site for a new biodefense lab. The researchers contend DHS violated federal law and arbitrarily chose Manhattan, Kansas, over San Antonio.

Wednesday's filing was the notice required before the group can sue in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington.

In January, DHS selected Manhattan for a new $450 million lab to study animal diseases and other potential bioterrorism threats. But the Texas researchers claim DHS ignored the likelihood of tornados in the region.

Apr 22 14:39

Homeland Security Targets ‘Anti-Semitic Extremists’

THE JEWISH-CONTROLLED US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is now turning against upright American citizens. Directing the Department’s targeting of American citizens is the Zionist Jew, Joseph Lieberman, the Senate Homeland Security Chairman, and Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, an obvious Zionist shill and reputed lesbian.

Apr 22 14:27

Press can't say it, but a blogger can (Jane Harman's Jewish)

Jane Harman's Jewish. There, I just said it. That's why we have the blogosphere. Any intelligent person discussing this story at dinner is going to mention that she's Jewish. That's because Alan Dershowitz said that supporting Israel is the "secular religion" of American Jews. And because Walt and Mearsheimer point out that Jewish-Americans play a prominent part in the Israel lobby.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other." -- Matthew 6:24

Apr 22 14:21

Bush-Era Rule Grants FBI Unprecedented Investigative Powers

Veterans groups and conservatives roared last week when news broke that the FBI was targeting veterans in a broad probe of extremist groups. But little noise was made in December, when the Bush administration quietly granted the FBI wide-ranging authority to investigate individuals or groups, regardless of whether they are suspected of criminal activity.

Apr 22 14:03

Socialist Successes

Representative Spencer Bachus is one of the only people I know from Alabama. I bet I'm the only socialist he knows. I'm certainly the only one the congressman from Birmingham could name after darkly claiming that there are 17 socialists lurking in the House of Representatives.

I doubt that there are any other socialists, let alone 17 more, in all of the Congress. I also respectfully doubt that Spencer Bachus understands much about democratic socialism. I hope this is an opportunity to shed some light on a viewpoint that deserves more attention throughout America and in our capital.

Apr 22 13:27

The biggest tax increases on the poor ever?

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised," Joe Biden said, "whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax."

Having already broken that promise, it's on to the next scheme for bleeding the poor and the middle class.

That scheme would be cap and trade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you; Global Warming is just a scam to extract more money from you.

Apr 22 13:24

War Resistor Successfully Challenges 'Misconduct' Charge

War Resistor Sgt Chiroux successfully challenged his misconduct hearing, facing down the U.S. Army and offering a potential "green light" for other soldiers challenging the legality of U.S. action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

War resistor Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, who refused to deploy to Iraq under the Individual Ready Reserve, today successfully challenged his misconduct hearing and was granted a 'General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions'.

Apr 22 13:23

Binyam Mohamed: MI5 officer gave false evidence in Guantánamo detainee case

Lawyers for the government have admitted that a senior MI5 officer gave false evidence to the high court in the case of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Binyam Mohamed.

The admission, combined with an apology, is contained in a letter from Treasury solicitor David Mackie to Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones, who tomorrow will hear fresh demands from lawyers representing Mohamed, and the media, for the disclosure of information about who was complicit in his interrogation and torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This confirms once again that innocent people were tortured by the United States.

Apr 22 13:22

John Harris - It's an illusion

Filmed at the "Lawful Rebellion" Conference, The British Constiution Group, Stoke-on-Trent, 24th January 2009 by BBC5.tv.

Apr 22 13:04

CIA Ludicrously Claims Torture Prevented Debunked L.A. Terror Plot

As the controversy surrounding revelations of the Bush administration’s torture program builds, the CIA has attempted to diffuse the furore by claiming that the torture of Khalid Sheik Mohammed prevented a terror attack on an L.A. skyscraper, a completely ludicrous assertion since the credibility of the alleged “L.A. attack plot” was debunked by scores of intelligence professionals years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, really, they had a Death Star and everything!"

Apr 22 12:34

The Mafia, the CIA and Bush Sr. - Roots of the Savings & Loan Scandal

Apr 22 12:33

When the Deal Goes Down: Obama Signals Move to Save Bush Bigwigs on Torture

Of course, in this Obama is only following in the footsteps of his great Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, who very quickly killed off a number of important investigations into rampant criminality -- including a very credible case of treason -- on the part of the first Bush Administration and its various players, from the president on down. It seems to have become a primary function of the Democratic faction of America's bipartisan ruling elite to bury the crimes of the ruling clique whenever the more exuberant Republican faction lets them get too close to the surface. Iran-Contra, Iraqgate, BCCI, the "October Surprise" deal between candidates Reagan and Bush and Iran's extremist mullahs, etc.

Apr 22 12:32

The Corporate Media and Critical Thinking in Education

In the case of Palestine/Israel, the Zionist-owned or -controlled media will attempt to control the discourse. The Lobby and Zionist media have controlled discourse most effectively. To assure future control, the message reaching the next generation must also be controlled.

In Toronto, one alternative public school, TheStudentsSchool (TSS), studies the occupation of Palestine and the war crimes committed in perpetuating the occupation. That was too much for the manifestly Zionist National Post newspaper.3 An indignant article was published, and an investigation of TSS teacher John Morton was launched.

Apr 22 12:30

Signs of worsening malnutrition among Gazan children

Rising poverty, unemployment and food insecurity in Gaza, compounded by the recent 23-day Israeli offensive, have increased the threat of child malnutrition, say UN agencies, health ministry officials and healthcare NGOs in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel starves children.

And collective punishment is a war crime.

Apr 22 12:29

What I Learned at a Brooklyn Yeshiva

Jewish Children Are Brainwashed to Go Along
With the Mass Murder of Arabs and Others

Apr 22 12:26

"Explosive" Senate Torture Report Reveals What We've Already Known For Three And A Half Years

Torture came from the top, as we reported in October 2005 - when will the prosecutions begin?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As soon as we finish the revolution.

And in a way, the torture scandal brings that day a lot closer.

It is one thing to ask Americans to fire on Americans to protect a government, but when that government is known to have committed war crimes, enthusiasm among the ranks of the conscripted defenders will be "lacking."

Apr 22 12:23

Turley: 'God help us' if torture only gets a '9/11 commission'

The recent release of Bush administration torture memos has given rise to calls for prosecution of the Justice Department lawyers who wrote those memos. However, law professor Jonathan Turley believes that this may represent a deliberate attempt to draw attention away from George Bush, Dick Cheney, and the other high Bush administration officials who ordered the torture.

Apr 22 12:23

European Nations May Investigate Bush Officials Over Prisoner Treatment

European prosecutors are likely to investigate CIA and Bush administration officials on suspicion of violating an international ban on torture if they are not held legally accountable at home, according to U.N. officials and human rights lawyers.

Apr 22 12:20

No charges after anti-terror raid

All 12 men arrested over a suspected bomb plot in the UK have now been released without charge by police.

Eleven - all Pakistani nationals - have been transferred to UK Border Agency custody and face possible deportation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another frame-up collapses.

Apr 22 12:18

Acting Freddie Mac CFO found dead

"I'm in total shock. This is a wonderful family. This is the last thing I would have ever expected," says Susan Unger, who lives across the street from Kellermann. "I'm saddened. It's awful."

Unger's husband Paul says Kellermann was a "terrific guy."

"We're just shocked beyond belief. This is just a wonderful family -- very family oriented," Paul Unger says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By tomorrow the media will be filled with testimonials about how depressed the guy was in recent weeks.

Apr 22 12:17

Harlem Police Chief resigns after shoplifting accusation

A report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows Harlem's Police Chief stole less than $13 worth of items from the Wal-Mart in Evans.

Charles Gerry Baldwin resigned Friday.

Apr 22 12:16

Police Chief's wife convicted

Christine Reiss moved to the Miami Valley with her husband last year when he took over as Riverside police chief. She was arrested for shoplifting in Beavercreek in February.

Apr 22 12:16

Edison police detective is charged with shoplifting from local supermarket

An Edison police detective with 22 years on the force faces a charge of shoplifting from a township supermarket, but his lawyer called the allegation baseless.

David Yanvary, 54, is accused of taking $42 worth of items from a store on March 17, Edison Police Director Bryan Collier confirmed today.

Apr 22 12:04

We are avoiding physics of WTC

Because of the difficulty in refuting the solid evidence of explosives inside those three towers, defenders of the "official story" have resorted to ridicule the character of the article's publisher, and those engineers that trust physics over politics.

Why hasn't this been reported in the mainstream media? Perhaps because most are afraid to really look into the physics of 9/11, since fear of the known is sometimes worse then fear of the unknown.

Apr 22 12:03

Big Agriculture takes umbrage at Mrs Obama's organic garden

America's powerful agribusiness lobby has hit back at Michelle Obama's decision to make her new White House kitchen garden entirely organic, urging her to consider the use of appropriate "crop protection products".

Wearing her finest Jimmy Choo boots, Mrs Obama broke the ground on her vegetable plot on the White House lawn last month, enlisting the help of local schoolchildren to help make a point about the need to tackle childhood obesity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tell them to go jump in their vats, Michelle.

Apr 22 12:01

Hillary Clinton: US will organise 'crippling' Iran sanctions if diplomacy fails

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"One way or the other, I'm gonna get a war started with Iran and I WILL MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT'S THEIR FAULT!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 22 12:00

Freddie Mac CFO Suicide by Hanging? (or gunshot wound)

Now the police have changed their story, Freddie Mac CFO shot himself in the head. Was this before the hanging?

Apr 22 11:58

Majority in US want Israel to be penalised

Despite claiming continued support for Israel, a majority of US residents want a change in policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A decisive plurality said US aid to Israel is “too much”, and a majority want to see Israel penalised for building new settlements on Palestinian land.

Apr 22 11:57

Even Greater Disbelief of Alarmists

So in the space of just three months, the percentage of those polled who believe humans drive climate change dropped seven percentage points from an already low 41 percent, while those who are confident that natural causes influence climate more increased by four percentage points.

If this represented an actual election it would be called a landslide of historic proportions. I mean really — only one-third of people believe humans are the chief cause of climate change?

Anyone ready to cave in to EPA, Waxman or the president on this issue ought to have his head examined.

Apr 22 11:56

THE NERVE OF THOSE PESKY PALESTINIANS!

How dare they! The nerve of them!! After 61 years of FORCED EXILE from THEIR homeland, they are still DEMANDING a Right of Return.
Just because diaspora Jews that have not lived here for thousands of years have that right, what makes Palestinians think they deserve the same?

Well…. Israel’s new nazi in chief set them straight on that issue today….. now let’s see if Obama will support him….. or the PEOPLE.
Isn’t it ‘ TIME FOR A CHANGE’?

Apr 22 11:55

PATIENTS CONTINUE TO DIE BECAUSE OF ISRAELI SIEGE ON GAZA

Siege on the Gaza Strip is still chasing Palestinians to death. A Palestinian man in his mid fifties died an hour ago due to inability of getting the needed medication and treatment.

Nai’m El Ejla, 58, turned severely sick directly after the war on Gaza. Doctors in Gaza failed to diagnose his case which was vague until the death.

He was stuck on the border with Egypt many times. He tried to travel to Israel for treatment but failed to.

Apr 22 11:54

Coca-Cola Crisis in India

Communities across India are under assault from Coca-Cola practices in the country. A pattern has emerged as a result of Coca-Cola’s bottling operations in India.

Apr 22 11:51

GM DEFAULTS

This was only a matter of time. Everyone from inside and outside GM assumed that the company would default on its debt and likely go bankrupt barring some miracle.

But now it's official. The company's CFO says the firm will not make its June 1, $1 billion debt payment reports WSJ.

The announcement comes as smaller rival Chrysler appears headed for liquidiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all that bailout money was just good taxpayer dollars poured after bad, and you are stuck with the bills.

Apr 22 11:47

Japan announces it's own Plunge Protection Team

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday unveiled details of its proposed Y50,000bn scheme to allow the government to buy shares from the market if share prices fall to an extent that is seen as an economic emergency.

Apr 22 11:47

Harman Admits She Talked to American

On being interviewed by Robert Siegel of National Public Radio on Tuesday, Rep. Jane Harman kept denying she knew which conversations had been referred to by the Congressional Quarterly report, even seemed to question the existence of the conversations.

But then Siegel pressed her and she suddenly remembered something about the conversation:

Apr 22 11:42

Bailout and Stimulus for Dummies

If you still don’t understand how all of these bailouts and stimulus are going to revive our economy, this should help

Apr 22 11:37

Israeli Officials Liken Iran to Nazis, Reject Warning Not to Attack

Knesset Speaker Urges Global Action Against Ahmadinejad

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! Deja frickin' VU!!!!

Apr 22 11:32

Israel strives to re-brand image

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"ISRAEL: THE SWEETEST-SMELLING WAR CRIMINALS IN THE WORLD!!!!"

Apr 22 11:31

Russia moves troops closer to Georgia's capital

Apr 22 11:31

Cheney pushed torture techniques to find Iraq, Qaeda tie: report

At the urging of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the Bush administration used torture techniques against suspected terrorists in part of an effort to establish a tie between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda, according to a report Wednesday.

"The Bush administration put relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a former Army psychiatrist," McClatchy Newspaper's Jonathan Landay writes.

Apr 22 11:23

Russia warns U.S. stepping up shield plans - agency

Russia on Tuesday accused the United States of stepping up plans to install an anti-missile system in Europe, according to Interfax news agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't worry. Unless you put homing beacons in your warheads, the US system won't be able to hit them most of the time.

Apr 22 11:21

Netanyahu's new-old methods of stalling peace talks

In the prime minister's bureau, too, time is of the essence. His predecessors at the helm of Likud, Yitzhak Shamir and Ariel Sharon, taught Benjamin Netanyahu how to buy time from the Americans - months, and even years - at a bargain price. First, the settlement enterprise must be covered with the tried and true fig leaf known as the Labor Party. Give its leader the defense portfolio and he will impose order on the Palestinian side and ensure the guys on the outposts lack for nothing. Then you say that a new government needs a few weeks, perhaps months, to study the situation and to formulate its own peace policy. After all, the conflict with the Arabs is something completely new.

Apr 22 11:20

Bank bailout may hurt taxpayers, be open to fraud

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No shit.

Apr 22 11:20

Harmanic Convergence

the story of how this leading "national security Democrat" sold out her nation’s security on behalf of a foreign power underscores the all-pervasive and corrupting influence of Israel’s lobby in the U.S. Harman was caught on tape with a "suspected Israeli agent," according to Congressional Quarterly, agreeing to intervene with the U.S. Justice Department and the White House to get the espionage charges against two AIPAC employees reduced. In return, the Israeli agent promised AIPAC would put pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to get Harman appointed head of the House intelligence committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All politicians who fail to stand up and denounce Harman and Israel may be assumed compromised and complicit.

Apr 22 11:18

The Mighty Debt-Purge of 2009

The Fed's $12.8 trillion of monetary stimulus has triggered a six week-long surge in the stock market. Think of it as Bernanke's Bear Market Rally, a torrent of capital gushing from every rusty pipe in the financial system. The Fed's so-called "lending facilities" have gone far beyond their original purpose which was to backstop a broken system. Now they're leaking liquidity into the equities markets and sending stocks soaring while the "real" economy sinks to the bottom of the fish tank. That's how the Fed does business these days; plenty of tasty crepes for the Wall Street kingpins and table-scraps for the lumpen masses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine a guy who has a ton of credit cards, and his doctor tells him he has only 6 weeks to live. Assuming that the credit card companies don't find out and cancel his cards immediately (fat chance these days) the guy goes on a wild spree for the remaining weeks of his life, spending money like there is no tomorrow (which is the truth).

That is kind of what Wall Street looks like; a terminelaly ill patient with only weeks to live, maxing out the credit cards on one wild last party.

Guess who gets the bill after this particular patient falls over dead.

Apr 22 11:14

Israel and Obama, Sitting in a Tree, *-U-C-K-I-N-G

Israel is issuing OBOMBA his marching orders,; Take down Afghanistan and Pakistan, and keep American troops in Iraq for decades, all to please the racists, land thieves, assassins, con artists, liars, bigots and mass murderers of Apartheid Israel.

With America groaning its last gasp, due to all of that money looted out of Wall Street that made "aliyah" to Israel, looks like Israel is making soft cooing sounds to their next host, Russia.

Apr 22 11:13

Obama signs legislation tripling AmeriCorps national service program

Thorne, a volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA, lives on the edge of Carrollton on $900 a month – near the poverty line like the families her program targets – and leads a Brownie troop in her free time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Obama's solution to fix the economy. Billions for the billionaires, and $900 a month for the rest of us.

Apr 22 11:08

HR 1207 now has 71 Cosponsors!

Continue encouraging your Representatives to Cosponsor HR 1207: The Federal Reserve Transparency Act.

Call the Capitol Switchboard: 1-877-584-6437

Apr 22 11:07

If they are dragging out the dead guy, you know something big is in the works!

Apr 22 11:06

Doom and Gloom

Lets all just face it, it is over folks. Done, finished, the grand experiment is coming to a close. Harketh, what sounds from yonder springs? Why, it is a fat lady singing to the cacophony of the proverbial goose frying. Look over there, pigs flying over frozen hell while the curtains close.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THAT is the good news!!!!!!!

Apr 22 11:00

Meet Israeli Influence Peddler Haim Saban

Saban decided to buy himself a foreign policy. He has personally paid more money to politicians than any other American—$13 million since 1999, according to Portfolio—all with the avowed intent of insuring that the U.S. will support Israel no matter what Israel does.

Apr 22 10:59

Dozens of Prisoners Held by CIA Still Missing, Fates Unknown

Last week, we pointed out that one of the newly released Bush-era memos inadvertently confirmed that the CIA held an al-Qaeda suspect named Hassan Ghul in a secret prison and subjected him to what Bush administration lawyers called "enhanced interrogation techniques." The CIA has never acknowledged holding Ghul, and his whereabouts today are secret.

But Ghul is not the only such prisoner who remains missing. At least three dozen others who were held in the CIA's secret prisons overseas appear to be missing as well. Efforts by human rights organizations to track their whereabouts have been unsuccessful, and no foreign governments have acknowledged holding them.

Apr 22 10:43

Parasite Breaks Its Own DNA To Avoid Detection

The parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, is like a thief donning a disguise. Every time the host's immune cells get close to destroying the parasite, it escapes detection by rearranging its DNA and changing its appearance. Now two laboratories at Rockefeller University have joined forces to reveal how the parasite initiates its getaway, by cleaving both strands of its DNA.

Apr 22 10:39

Bush legal adviser met with cries of 'war criminal' at debate

John Yoo, one of the legal architects of the Bush Administration's "torture policies," was met with outrage at a talk given at Chapman University in California Tuesday, where he reportedly faced cries of "war criminal" as he approached the stage.

Apr 22 10:38

RCMP apologize for misleading public on airport death.

A senior RCMP officer issued a surprise apology Tuesday after a former Mountie spokesman said that he provided inaccurate information about the death of a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver International Airport.

Robert Dziekanski died in October 2007 after being Tasered five times by RCMPofficers.

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