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May 28 13:32

Pentagon Denies Photos Show Rape

"That news organization has completely mischaracterized the images," Whitman told reporters. "None of the photos in question depict the images that are described in that article."

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“We do not rape our prisoners. We waterboard them, we electrocute them, we have wild dogs chew on them and we even kill them, but we never rape them. That would be inhuman.” Official White Horse Souse

... and no, that is NOT chocolate smeared all over the prisoner's body.

May 28 13:21

Louisiana Senate bans smoking in bars, casinos

A proposal that would ban smoking in bars and gambling facilities passed the Louisiana Senate on Thursday and is headed to the House.

The state already has a law that prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and most places of employment. The proposal by Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, would require bars, casinos, off-track betting facilities and other gambling spots also to become smoke-free.

The 22-10 vote by the Senate sent the bill to the House, where a similar bill by Rep. Gary Smith, D-Norco, awaits full House debate.

May 28 12:17

Jailed US journalist Roxana Saberi 'had secret document on war in Iraq'

The American journalist Roxana Saberi was jailed for espionage in Tehran after obtaining a confidential Iranian document about the American invasion of Iraq, it was claimed today.

Saleh Nikbakht, one of Ms Saberi's Iranian lawyers, revealed that a document Ms Saberi had obtained while working as a translator for a powerful clerical lobby had been used as evidence to convict her on charges of espionage.

May 28 12:14

Mohamed Khodr - The Three Branches of the AIPAC: The Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial

“Back in the 1950s, the frustrated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles unambiguously stated: We cannot have all our policies made in Jerusalem. ” To the owner of Time Inc. Henry Luce he said: “I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy not approved by the Jews. [But] I am going to try to have one. This does not mean I am anti-Jewish, but I believe in what George Washington said in his farewell address, that an emotional attachment to another country should not interfere.” -–B. R. Gowani, “The Lobby as Juggernaut”, Counterpunch, September 1, 2008

May 28 11:53

GM Said to Plan for June 1 Bankruptcy, Sale of Assets

General Motors Corp., the world’s largest automaker until its 77-year reign ended in 2008, plans to file for bankruptcy protection on June 1 and sell most of its assets to a new company, people familiar with the matter said.

May 28 11:53

Mortgage Delinquencies, Foreclosures, Rates Increase

Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures rose to records in the first quarter and home-loan rates jumped to the highest since March this week as the government’s effort to fix the housing slump lost momentum.

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In other words, TARP has failed, as everyone not actually getting the cash predicted it would.

May 28 11:51

U.S. Economy: Durable-Goods Orders Hover Near Lowest Since 1996

Durable-goods orders hovered near a 13-year low and the number of Americans collecting unemployment insurance reached a 17th straight record, offering no sign of an imminent rebound from the worst U.S. recession in half a century.

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The government's solution seems to be to trigger a world war and then sell weapons to all the sides.

May 28 11:50

US should consider military options against North Ira-Koreastan: Perry

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Any war will do in a pinch!

May 28 11:48

Worker Faces 10 Years in Jail for Peeing in IRS Elevator

According to this affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan, an IRS worker faces ten years in prison for repeatedly urinating in the elevator at the IRS Service Center in Detroit and causing $4,626.25 of "deep cleaning expense."

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Okay, so I take back some of what I said about IRS rank and file. :)

May 28 11:47

Richard Gage on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, CA

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Amazing! FOX News allows an expert to discuss the evidence for controlled demolition on 9-11 without attempting to ridicule him!

May 28 11:43

ADL - White Supremacists and Anti-Semites Plan to Recruit at July 4 Tea Parties

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Desperation on the cusp of madness.

May 28 11:28

Why are these Israeli rabbis so filled with hate and bloodlust?

A Jewish rabbi living in the West Bank has called on the Israeli government to use their troops to kill all Palestinian males more than 13 years old in a bid to end Palestinian presence on this earth.

May 28 11:27

Israeli Parliament OKs Bill to Outlaw Denial of Israel as ‘Jewish State’

In a vote of 47 to 34, the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) has given initial approval to a new bill that would criminalize opposing Israel’s status as a “Jewish state,” punishable by up to a year in prison. The bill is aimed at Israeli Arabs who object to their status as second-class citizens in the nation.

May 28 11:26

Many modified mortgages will default again, Fitch Ratings projects

Modifying nontraditional mortgages will succeed for many people, but most such modifications will end up in default within a year, a major ratings company predicts.

May 28 11:20

Banning Palestinian Students from Israeli Universities

The Israeli Supreme Court, that toothless wonder when it comes to confronting the national security state, has permitted the state intelligence apparatus to throw up an entirely new set of non-security criteria in order to prevent Palestinians from studying at Israeli universities.

May 28 11:19

World Markets Freak Out After Treasury Yields Spike

The big story that everyone will be talking about is the rapidly increasing yield on longer-term maturities, and what that means for both the economic recovery and the US' ability to finance its gigantic debt. Matters of previously theoretical concern (what happens if the world doesn't want to keep financing us anymore) are now coming into the fore.

May 28 11:19

NEWSFLASH: The Housing Crisis Is Getting Worse

You could make a very strong argument that the economy isn't stabilizing, it's getting worse. At least along some measures. Sure, we stepped back from the precipice of total collapse courtesy of massive government intervention, but some of the most basic indicators are only getting worse.

May 28 11:16

Settlements issue overrated, says top Israeli adviser

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Not to the Palestinians, it isn't!

May 28 11:14

Sotomayor Ruled That States Do Not Have to Obey Second Amendment

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ruled in January 2009 that states do not have to obey the Second Amendment’s commandment that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

In Maloney v. Cuomo, Sotomayor signed an opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that said the Second Amendment does not protect individuals from having their right to keep and bear arms restricted by state governments.

May 28 11:13

Amnesty: Israel repeatedly breached rules of war in Gaza

Amnesty International has accused Israel of repeatedly violating the rules of armed conflict during its recent offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

"Israeli forces repeatedly breached the laws of war, including by carrying out direct attacks on civilians and civilian buildings and attacks targeting Palestinian militants that caused a disproportionate toll among civilians," the human rights watchdog said in its annual report.

May 28 11:12

Secret Service Takes Down Woman at LAX

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"Youse wanna talk to da Prez, youse gotta pay thirty grand like everyone else!!!"

May 28 11:11

Vote for Answers

Three 9-11 family members ask unanswered questions about September 11th, part of an appeal by the New York Coalition for Accountability Now (NYCCAN) for a new, independent 9-11 commission. For more information go to NYCCAN.org.

May 28 10:58

Ban on imports for reconstruction in Gaza, including paper, under claim of weapons manufacturing

The document is a dead letter, says Olyyah and hundreds of home owners, due to the blockade imposed by the Israeli government which prevents the import of construction materials into the Gaza Strip.
The Israelis claim that these materials, which include paper and school books, could be used for the manufacture of explosives and weapons.

May 28 10:57

War is Unsuitable for Children: Another YouTube outrage

I got a great response to this and my friend and videographer, Clifford Roddy put together a short film called: finaledit, with the images I posted and with images that he took at a national cemetery in Santa Fe, NM where we were together for my Myth America book tour. I have a Cindy Sheehan You Tube page so we posted it there.

The video was just yanked off of You Tube because it "violates the terms of service" but even before it was yanked, it had a warning: "This video is unsuitable for children."

May 28 10:48

Oh, People...People...

Today, as on many tragically similar occasions in recent years, I am in desperate need of Mrs. Comstock's skills. As Drudge falls to the repellent task of unforgivably enthusiastic war-mongering (hardly for the first and certainly not the last time), he repeats an equally repellent and unforgivable headline: "NKorea Threatens to Attack US, SKorean Warships." All that is omitted are the reasons for these threats, that is, the actions of the United States and South Korea to which North Korea is responding.

May 28 10:46

What threats has Pelosi relayed to China about N. Korea?

Pelosi to push China over North Korea talks
By Ian Swanson
Posted: 05/25/09 06:41 PM [ET]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi later this week will press China¹s leaders to use their influence to bring North Korea back to negotiations on its nuclear program.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her delegation had always planned to press the Chinese on the issue, but North Korea¹s announcement Monday that it had successfully completed a nuclear test made the need more urgent.
"These reported tests underscore the message our congressional delegation planned to deliver to top Chinese government leaders during our meetings later this week: the Chinese must use their influence to help bring North Korea to the table for the Six-Party talks," Pelosi said in the statement.

May 28 10:45

Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in West Bank

Wahadin and his brother Hammad, 72, had been farming their land, which produces olives, almonds and grapes, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin, when they were attacked on their way home. Their land in Beit Ummar is near Hebron, about 30 kilometres south of Jerusalem.

Hammad Abdallah was taken to a local hospital where he received 10 stitches for a head wound and treatment for chest injuries.

Settler attacks against Palestinian civilians, and the occasional retaliatory attacks by Palestinians continue to dominate media headlines on an almost daily basis.

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May 28 10:43

Heat-resistant Corals Ignore Climate Change Threats

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The global warming cult has been selling the idea that warmer seas will mean the death of critical coral reefs around the world.

Surprise, surprise; the reefs like warmer water!

May 28 10:41

IRS tax revenue falls along with taxpayers' income

For example, 6 million people lost jobs in the 12 months ended in April — and that means far fewer dollars from income taxes. Income tax revenue dropped 44% from a year ago.

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The numbers do not work out. 6 million lost jobs do not account for a 44% decline in tax revenues. a 44% decline in tax revenues roughly equates to ALL working Americans having lost almost half of their earning ability.

As I mentioned before, the official unemployment figures do not tell the whole story. People who have lost high-paying jobs and been forced to take lower-paying jobs are still counted as employed, yet as the 44% reduction in tax revenues indicates, this is a significant loss of earning ability.

A 44% decline in tax revenues means that Americans are now earning 44% less money, thanks to a misguided tax policy that encouraged corporations to send high-paying American jobs to other countries.

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.

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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.

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

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IN GLOBAL GUARDIAN 9/11
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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."

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"... 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

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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."

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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.

May 28 07:41

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

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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 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

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.

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.

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