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Jun 23 17:14

'Zionist-Run News Media' are Wasting Their Time

According to this editorial from the Islamic Republic's conservative, state-controlled Kayhan newspaper, "the illegal demonstrators, foreign spies and terrorists are wasting their time trying to overturn the will of the majority."
EDITORIAL
June 22, 2009
Islamic Republic of Iran - Kayhan - Home Page (English)

Zionist-run news media continue to take sides, favoring the defeated Mir Hossein Mousavi and the illegal demonstrators who are destroying public and private property. And they are doing so under the pretext of protesting the official presidential election results that show Mousavi losing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by a 2-to-1 margin.

Jun 23 17:11

President Ahmadinejad: Election a 'Blow to World Oppressors'

Has Iran's now-disputed election been a 'blow' to the United States and its allies? According to the logic of Iranian President Ahmadinejad, all resistance to the election results are due to 'the enemy," also known as the 'Global Arrogance." Iran's state-controlled Kayhan, quotes the incumbent Iranian president as saying in part: 'The 84 percent-plus participation by eligible voters is a major blow to the oppressive system ruling the world.'

Jun 23 08:19

Top 2 Ways You Help Monsanto Every Day (Without Knowing It)

Monolithic agribusiness & biotech corporations like Monsanto are gaining more and more power over our food supply, thanks in part to Congress creating policies that give them competitive advantage while harming small farmers & competitors, but also because we consume their products every day, without knowing it.

Want to do something about it?

Details: http://bytestyle.tv/node/55

Jun 23 03:46

Oil slumps below $67 on lower global economic forecast

Oil price ended below 67 U.S. dollars a barrel on Monday as the World Bank lowered its global economic forecast, suggesting a deeper recession would undermine the recovery in oil demand.

Light, sweet crude for July delivery, which expired on Monday, slumped as much as 4.7 percent to the intra-day low of 66.25 dollars a barrel before settling at 66.93 dollars a barrel, trading down 2.62 dollars, on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Jun 23 03:06

Another American Icon Bites The Dust

Kodak to discontinue Kodachrome production

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu---cation
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Jun 22 22:23

High-Flying Laser Directed Energy Weapons

High Energy Laser Directed Energy Weapons
May, 2008 by Dr Carlo Kopp [Photos]
© 2006, 2008 Carlo Kopp
Updated from Defence Today, 2006 series
http://www.milnet.com/archives/Counter-Space-2025-vol3ch09.pdf
Star Tek—Exploiting the Final Frontier:
Counterspace Operations in 2025
A Research Paper Presented To Air Force 2025
August 1996

Jun 22 16:04

1 Death Reported In DC Metro Crash

CNN, which said it was also getting information from WJLA-TV, cited reports of nine injuries. It also said it appeared that the crash involved trains on the green and red lines.

Jun 22 15:26

(Governor) Sanford, missing since Thursday, reportedly located

The whereabouts of Gov. Mark Sanford was unknown for nearly four days, and some state leaders question who was in charge of the executive office.

Jun 22 12:52

Ron Paul: The World's Most Popular U.S. Congressman

Months after his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination ended, Rep. Ron Paul has become a hot ticket on the international stage. Unlikely as it may seem, Paul, a Texas Republican, is the most popular member of Congress outside the United State, if foreign television appearances are any indication.

How much international media does a typical member of Congress do? "Practically none," says a top House GOP communications aide.

Jun 22 11:07

Congressman proposes enclosing Capitol gallery in Plexiglas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That will prevent Congresscritters from leaping up and savaging any visitors that have the smell of money or small boys on them.

Jun 22 10:08

Supreme Court rules to challenge Voting Rights Act: sidesteps constitutional issue

High court rules narrowly in voting rights case

The Associated Press
Monday, June 22, 2009; 11:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, siding with a small Texas governing authority but sidestepping the larger constitutional issue.

The court, with only one justice in dissent, avoided the major questions raised over the federal government's most powerful tool to prevent discriminatory voting changes since the mid-1960s.

Jun 22 09:14

Supreme Court ends Plame case against Cheney, Libby

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame will not get her day in court.

Valerie Plame first became a household name when her identity was disclosed by conservative columnist Robert Novak on July 14, 2003. The column came only a week after her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, had written an op-ed for the New York Times asserting that White House officials twisted pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Her outing was seen as political retaliation for Wilson’s criticism of the Administration’s claim that Iraq sought uranium from Niger for a nuclear weapons program.

In February of 2006, RAW STORY’s Larisa Alexandrovna broke the news that “the unmasking of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson by White House officials in 2003 caused significant damage to U.S. national security and its ability to counter nuclear proliferation abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cheney and Libby never cared about the consequences of what they did to Plame, and the organization she worked for; they just wanted revenge against Wilson for having told the truth about Iraq, and this was how they got it.

This is a travesty; Plame should have had her day in court. The absolute, undeniable harm this action did to this country's intelligence will have repercussions for years to come.

Jun 21 11:00

I now realize my father was a hero

I have vivid memories of a chili supper they had one night when I was three or four. I remember our car climbing up into the mountainous part of our county and being so scared of the curves and the bluffs. I remember running around screaming with a crowd of miners' kids and feeling that joy that never comes again in adulthood. (When grown-ups run around in circles screaming, it is never good. Part of me just doesn't understand why that is.)

Jun 20 18:56

Water for Sale; Thirst for Profit: Corporate Control of Water in Latin America

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Privatization of water is not only happening in South America; it is happening in the US as well.

Jun 20 18:52

That kind of movement will cascade through a society

Yesterday George Bush gave a speech to the Manufacturer and Business Association’s annual convention in Pennsylvania.

About the prospect of closing Guantanamo, he said, “I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that -- persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.” Instead of therapy, he recommends waterboarding.

Not funny, but true.

Jun 20 16:35

Shot Cop , Flying glass victim, Metal detectors, Super security

Washington Holocaust Museum shooter has white supremacy ties: reports
Posted: June 10, 2009, 4:44 PM by Chris Boutet
D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter told the Washington Post that a police officer has been shot outside the museum at 15th Street and Independence Avenue.
According to radio station WTOP, D.C. police say a suspect walked into the museum, took out a weapon (WJZ says it was a rifle) and fired at a security guard just before 1 p.m. Two other security guards opened fire, striking the victim. There was also word of a third person shot in the altercation, but WTOP reports this person was apparently injured by "flying glass."

Jun 20 11:46

How About a New FB/Twitter App for Victims of US Warcrimes?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good hard look at this kid.

Your tax dollars paid for this.

Of course, to this government, this kid is simply "collateral damage", and just one more Afghan in the way of those pipelines to be installed when Afghanistan is "pacified enough" to let that happen.

Imagine, for just one millisecond, that this were your child.

What would you be thinking right now about the people responsible for making this happen to your child??

Jun 20 10:09

Cost-cutting Calif. wants early prisoner release

Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Lisa Page said: "Every dollar not spent to house an undocumented immigrant inmate is a dollar that can be spent on health care services and education and other important programs to Californians. These inmates are the federal government's responsibility and California taxpayers shouldn't be paying the bill."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Legal immigration is terrific. The gifts and skills and talents of people who are willing to work hard, learn, and move forward with their lives are a great asset to this country.

Illegal immigration is a tremendous burden on the state and federal systems.

The fact that Schwarzenegger is just waking up to this absolutely boggles the mind.

Jun 20 08:20

Molester free while dad who bashed him could be jailed

A QUEENSLAND father who bashed a man caught molesting his 10-year-old son is facing a prison sentence, while the boy's attacker walks free.

Jun 19 21:44

The Daily Show on the Museum Shooting Aftermath

Jon Stewart really nails it. He criticizes everyone who rushed to blame the isolated murder at the Holocaust Museum on the ideological beliefs of their political enemies. He even goes after the gun controllers.

Jun 19 20:46

Early museum news video report, 3 males shot

Shots fired at Holocaust museum
3 shot males taken to hospital.[ If so, one witness is alive to talk.]

Jun 19 17:54

Mossad still stalking malls for U.S. military personnel

Mossad still stalking malls near U.S. military bases
By Wayne Madsen
Jun 19, 2009, 00:18
(WMR) -- Cells of young Israeli intelligence operatives continue to openly solicit relationships with U.S. military personnel from shopping mall kiosks, according to an informed source.
WMR has learned that one such kiosk operates at the MacArthur Center Mall in Norfolk, Virginia, where a number of U.S. Navy personnel from the nearby naval bases are regularly confronted by aggressive young Israelis selling Dead Sea cosmetic products who inquire about where the personnel are stationed and the nature of their jobs. Young Israeli women working at the kiosk also appear to want to strike up a closer relationship with some of the naval personnel.

Jun 19 16:51

Iranian Election Day Bomb Plot Uncovered?

June 19, 2009
Iranian Election Day Bomb Plot Uncovered - State TV
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian authorities have uncovered a plot that was aimed at carrying out bomb attacks on the day of the presidential election last week, state television reported on Thursday.
"The bombers, who have extensive ties with foreigners, sought to sabotage the election and create unrest," the report said, without identifying the alleged conspirators or disclosing any foreign links.
They had identified 20 spots in Tehran, of which Hosseiniyah Ershad was the main target, it added.

Jun 19 13:06

Hidden Image Three

Hidden Image one showed there's more danger from one's own government than an outside enemy. Hidden Image two showed there is an age old battle between governments and central banks and that when central banks win it's bad for the people. In Hidden Image three I will show that we have been fooled into believing our government is a Democracy when so much evidence shows it's historically a Republic.

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag and the Republic for which it stands"

Jun 19 12:30

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids:

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A map of cases where the cops kick down the wrong doors.

Jun 19 11:57

PETA's Dirty Secret

Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, the group has its own dirty little secret.

PETA kills animals. By the thousands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Linked in light of the Obama fly kerfuffle.

Jun 19 11:41

School bus traffic sting generates tickets, controversy in South Pasadena

More than 160 people received $500 traffic citations Wednesday as part of an elaborate sting by the South Pasadena Police Department involving a decoy school bus complete with people walking on and off the vehicle.

The sting — designed to nab motorists who fail to stop for school buses with flashing red lights — has generated debate in the city. Some think the program was unfair, charging that the location was unusual for a school bus, the officers created a distraction, and there were no schoolchildren present.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The point is not to keep traffic safe but to make money off of the citizens.

Jun 19 11:27

Trans-Atlantic Airliner lands safely after pilot dies in flight

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the flight landed 11 minutes ahead of its noon EDT scheduled arrival.

Jun 19 11:21

Legendary CBS journalist Walter Cronkite reportedly gravely ill

Legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, 92, long known as the "Most Trusted Man in America," is gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources and published reports.

According to Mediabistro's blog, TVNewser, the network began updating his obituary more than a week ago; a CBS News executive had no comment to TVNewser on the reports of Cronkite's failing health.

One of the most recognized and honored journalists in America, Cronkite anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 19 years, when he was replaced by Dan Rather.

Jun 18 22:33

Militarized police SWATs, but not at Columbine, VTech

Our Militarized Police Departments
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Crime
Radley Balko | July 2, 2007
I’m here to talk about police militarization, a troubling trend that’s been on the rise in America’s police departments over the last 25 years. Militarization is a broad term that refers to using military-style weapons, tactics, training, uniforms, and even heavy equipment by civilian police departments.
SWAT teams were originally designed to be used in violent, emergency situations like hostage takings, acts of terrorism, or bank robberies.

Jun 18 21:56

Flashback: Skolnick's "Why So Many 'Lone Gunmen'?"

FBI/CIA Warehouse -
Why So Many 'Lone Gunmen'?
By Sherman H. Skolnick
7-8-99
Then there was a fellow named Benjamin Nathaniel Smith....He supposedly used a .22 caliber weapon to shoot, from a distance, six Orthodox Jews on the way to and from a Synagogue in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in Chicago. Smith supposedly did the shooting from a distance. One problem: the .22 caliber is the favorite political assassination weapon of the FBI/CIA, and others in the secret political police, to shoot someone in the head close-up, not from a distance.

Jun 18 19:24

Hawaii being used for N.K. attack/false flag propaganda

Japan warns that North Korea may fire missile at U.S. on Independence Day
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 4:55 PM on 18th June 2009
North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile towards Hawaii on American Independence Day, according to Japanese intelligence officials.
Intelligence analysts do not believe the device would be capable of hitting Hawaii's main islands, which are 4,500 miles from North Korea.
Details of the launch came from the Japan's best-selling newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun.
Both Japanese intelligence and U.S. reconnaissance satellites have collated information pointing to the launch, according to the report.

Jun 18 17:59

Sharks, Drugs, Lies, and Corruption in Costa Rica

For years, the tiny nation of Costa Rica has enjoyed the fruits of the myth that it is some sort of ecological paradise. The truth is that Costa Rica is one of the most corrupt and ecologically destructive nations in Latin America.

Ecuador, Panama, and Columbia are far more concerned about ecological issues and controlling environmental crime than Costa Rica. But Costa Rica has a good public relations agency and a steady stream of green washing keeps Costa Rica dazzling green like an emerald on the outside as a steady rot permeates the nation inside.

Aside from the chemical pollution of the banana industry and the destruction of the rainforests by overzealous logging, Costa Rica is one of the most shark-destructive nations on Earth. In the port of Puntarenas, the “shark-fin mafia” controls the police and the courts, has bought the local politicians, and has tentacles that slither their corruption in the government bureaucracies in San Jose.

Jun 18 15:47

Supreme Court Spares Former Enron Exec

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a former Enron Corp. executive in a ruling that makes it unlikely he can be tried a second time on charges related to financial fraud at the one-time energy giant.

Jun 18 14:12

NYPD sgt. admits assisting crack dealer

A former New York City police sergeant faces up to five years in prison after admitting he helped a crack dealer in exchange for three pairs of sneakers.

Jun 18 12:54

Freedom Watch 19: Ron Paul & Judge Napolitano Discuss Giving the Fed More Power

Get the latest on the Federal Reserve and our HR 1207/S 604 Call-A-Thon here:
http://bytestyle.tv

Jun 18 10:23

These Are Obama’s Wars Now

No longer can the blame for the turmoil in Iraq and Afghanistan rest at the feet of George W. Bush alone. This is now Obama’s War on Terror, fully funded and operated by the Democratic Party.

Despite Obama’s historic (albeit rhetoric filled) speech in Cairo, the new Commander in Chief is still not about to radically change, let alone reform, the US’s long-standing role in the Middle East. A master of his craft, Obama is simply candy coating the delivery of US imperialism in the region. Given the lack of opposition to Obama’s policies back home, it is becoming clear that he may well be more dangerous than his predecessor when it comes to the US’s motivations internationally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Same agenda; infinitely more intelligent and telegenic pitchman.

"Change you can believe in" ?!?!? Zero, zip, nada, nothing, zilch.

Jun 18 10:10

Japan and China fight it out for right to mine lithium under Bond's battlefield

The flurry of ruthlessly competitive diplomatic and corporate overtures to Bolivia from both Tokyo and Beijing is driven by the same dream: ultimate control of the future global market for electric vehicles. An ample supply of lithium, at least using current technology, is the critical weapon in that quest and Bolivia is to lithium what Saudi Arabia is to oil, say geologists.

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It's worth noticing that Japan and China are attempting to make deals in order to get what they want, not dropping bombs in that pursuit, as the US is prone to do.

Jun 18 07:45

Officer indicted in "Ace Capone" drug case

Authorities allege that Durham, assigned to an FBI task force, made the phone call about 3 a.m. Aug. 10, 2005, as he and more than 200 other law enforcement agents were preparing to launch a series of predawn raids aimed at cocaine kingpin Alton "Ace Capone" Coles and several of his top associates.

Jun 17 23:33

Flashback: Taking down Iran covertly, now Obama's agenda

Preparing the Battlefield
The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran.
by Seymour M. Hersh July 7, 2008
Under federal law, a Presidential Finding, which is highly classified, must be issued when a covert intelligence operation gets under way and, at a minimum, must be made known to Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and the Senate and to the ranking members of their respective intelligence committees—the so-called Gang of Eight. Money for the operation can then be reprogrammed from previous appropriations, as needed, by the relevant congressional committees, which also can be briefed.

Jun 17 21:25

Confessions of a 'Public Servant'

As a member of the Parasitic Class for 15 years, I have witnessed and participated in this corrupt and grotesquely unfair system first hand. I am both qualified and morally obligated to expose it.

Jun 17 21:13

C-SPAN June 17, 2009 - Flynt Leverett & call-in viewers - 38 minute video

June 17, 2009 C-SPAN American Journal - guest is Flynt Leverett Penn State University International Affairs Professor, New American Foundation Senior Fellow, Former CIA employee.

The call-in viewers are phenominal. Everything msm seems to be omitting is mentioned.

Thank you Brian Lamb. You are the Thomas Jefferson of the Video Video Town Square.

Jun 17 19:42

US to prosecute about 60 Guantanamo detainees: Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder told US senators on Wednesday that fewer than 60 of the 230 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison could face eventual prosecution while the rest would be cleared for release.

Holder also said that cases of prisoners who face indefinite detention without charge would be periodically reviewed and treated with the due process "consistent with the laws of war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Eric Holder: so we have been holding at least 170 innocent men in Gitmo for all this time, when there wasn't really a charge against them that could have even stood up in a military tribunal?!?

And another observation, Attorney General Holder: there is no place in American jurisprudence for "indefinite detention without charge."

It doesn't exist: I defy you to find that in ANY US penal code.

And last, when you make the statement that those "...who face indefinite detention without charge would be periodically reviewed and treated with the due process "consistent with the laws of war.", you are trying (spectacularly badly, I might add) to con the American people yet again.

This country was founded upon the principle of the rule of law, and never the "laws of war": that statement regarding the "laws of war" is an intellectually dishonest dodge at the highest level, and sir, YOU KNOW IT!

Jun 17 13:37

Nader: Obama’s Flip-Flop on Single Payer

In 2003, Barack Obama said he was for single payer. What would it take to get single payer enacted? “First, we have to take back the White House, the Senate and the House,” Obama said at the time.

Fast forward six years. The Democrats have taken the White House. The Senate and the House. And now what’s Obama’s position?

In a speech this week in Chicago before the American Medical Association, Obama made clear he was now opposed to single payer. And his lieutenants suggested that Obama would support legislation to make sure that single payer does not become a reality in America.

There’s only one explanation for Obama’s flip-flop on single payer. The health insurance and drug corporations have a hammerlock on Washington.

Jun 17 12:42

AFRICOM research agenda: coups, chaos, resources theft

AFRICOM building research center
Knowledge development team is expected to be fully staffed within 6 months
By John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Monday, June 15, 2009
STUTTGART, Germany — A social science research center is under development at U.S. Africa Command headquarters, where researchers from the academic world are being recruited to help map the complicated human terrain on the African continent.
"We have no combat mission in Africa," said Col. Dean Bland, who is heading up AFRICOM’s research center effort and insists the social scientists would have no role in targeting people.

Jun 17 11:17

Guards shot 8 times, one hit Von Brunn

Chance Put Museum Guards in Place to Take Down Shooter
By Aaron C. Davis and Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, June 13, 2009
One man had never fired a gun in the line of duty, and for the other it had been more than 25 years. But when the moment came Wednesday in the entryway to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, neither hesitated: Harry Weeks and Jason McCuiston drew their side arms and dropped James W. von Brunn in a hail of gunfire, authorities say.

McCuiston said they don't know which of the eight rounds law enforcement sources have said the two men got off struck von Brunn in the head: "Neither one of us knows, and neither one of us wants to know."

Jun 17 00:27

Miami's US-backed Latin Am. terrorist nest

Havana. June 11, 2009
And when will Miami’s terrorist nest be cleared out?
JEAN-GUY ALLARD
• DESPITE being denounced and calls from Venezuela for his extradition, Luis Posada Carriles, the most dangerous terrorist in the hemisphere, is still conspiring to murder with his accomplices without any intervention from the U.S. legal authorities.
Miami continues to have a strong nucleus of right extremists from various Latin American countries, who consider this city and the United States as a sanctuary for their activities, given that hundreds of fugitives, presidents and henchmen of dictatorial regimes have found a safe refuge there over the years.

Jun 16 11:22

Confiscated Us Bonds Were Headed For Swiss Free Port

Even if these bonds are counterfeit, they still present a major problem for the US. High-quality fraudulent treasury bonds measured in the hundreds of billions is the last thing the US needs to deal with right now, as it is already struggling to find lenders to finance the government’s record deficit spending.

Jun 16 09:19

Lightning strikes, floods and hailstones: Mother Nature puts on a storming show (and she's got even more planned for today)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it possible that all this invasion and torture (and helping Israel kill Jesus' cousins in Gaza) has pissed off the big guy? :)

See Buy-Bull Bangers:
Regular, or Extra-Crispy?

Jun 15 16:34

The American Empire Is Bankrupt

The American Empire Is Bankrupt
By Chris Hedges
June 15, 2009 "Truthdig" There are meetings being held Monday and Tuesday in Yekaterinburg, Russia, (formerly Sverdlovsk) among Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The United States, which asked to attend, was denied admittance. Watch what happens there carefully....It is the first formal step by our major trading partners to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Jun 15 15:21

'Definitely' is most commonly misspelt word

I beg to diffur :)

Jun 15 12:38

'Flushed puppy' survives ordeal

A one-week old puppy has survived after being accidentally flushed down a toilet and trapped in a waste pipe for four hours.

Allison Blair, the mother of four-year-old Daniel, has described how her son tried to wash his pet in the lavatory after he became muddy in the garden.

A plumber was called to the house in west London and rescued the pup with the help of his underground camera.

Jun 15 10:46

Some say Holocaust Memorial shooting signals a broader war

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More obvious spin about Von Brunn and I would normally have ignored it, but I wanted to point out that those bullet strikes in the photo sure do not look like they came from a .22!

Jun 15 10:03

America's Human Rights Record New UN Report Denounces Washington

On May 26, the UN Human Rights Council issued a report titled "Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development - Report of the Special Rapporteur (Philip Alston) on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions."

Alston was damning in his criticism regarding "three areas in which significant improvement is necessary if the US Government is to match its actions to its stated commitment to human rights and the rule of law:"

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As a country, we do a consistently miserable job of actually practicing what we preach to the rest of the world.

Jun 15 09:09

PREPARE! THE NIGHT IS HERE: MORNING’S LIGHT WILL FOLLOW

The time for talk is over. Any further delays in implementing self-protecting plans for families, neighborhoods, adjacent farms and ranches are unwise, self-defeating, and potentially disastrous. Further enumeration of the historical failures and the successful plots against freedom, liberty, personal and national sovereignty are a waste of time. Everyone who already knows the reasons for our current state of emergency, are crystal clear as to their origins and the implications for all Republic loving individuals.

Jun 15 05:24

Iran’s regime “re-elected”–by itself (just like Bush/Cheney)!

Here are many pieces on Iran’s election, several of them laying out the current evidence that it
was stolen by Ahmadinejad–a massive vote theft that the US media (both mainstream and left/liberal) is reporting, since Iran, being one of our official enemies, is fair game, so that it’s
okay to nail the crimes against democracy committed there.

But a selective outcry over that election theft, implying that such things “can’t happen here,”
isn’t just dishonest. Such humbug also is itself an actual crime against democracy, because
it tacitly helps keep the truth about our rigged democracy concealed, so that our election
thieves walk free, and the rigging can go on and on.

Jun 15 04:59

Iran: "Government banks and buildings were torched"

Iranian cities were awash with riots and sporadically violent demonstrations on Sunday in the second day of clashes following the declaration of hard line President Mahmud Ahmadi Nejad's landslide reelection.

Jun 14 21:20

Getting ready for something ?

Remember how those exercises on 9/11 and on 7/7 went live?

http://www.fema.gov/media/fact_sheets/nle09.shtm

Jun 14 19:53

134,5 Billion Japanes Reserves intercepted

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Bearer bonds in play?

Jun 14 14:03

Von Brunn part of internet fanned, deranged haters

June 10, 2009
The Shooter Von Brunn: Not Just a Jewish Problem
By Rob Eshman
When Von Brunn, an 88 year old white supremicist, leveled a shotgun at the two closest victims, and pulled the trigger,....He may have been the lone gunman, but he found support for his cockamamie theories in some of the most respected and surprising places.“The press is talking only about the white supremacist nature of this without exploring the well known and wide spread conspiracy theory that is behind this man’s writings and is rapidly spreading throughout society.”That means Von Brunn is part of an internet fanned group of deranged conspiracy theorists who hate Jews, gays, non-whites, the U.N.—likely in that order.

Jun 14 10:10

Weapons makers look overseas as Pentagon cuts back

With the United States looking to cut defense costs and rethinking the way it fights wars, many defense companies are looking for international buyers to take the big, pricey weapons that the Pentagon no longer wants or needs fewer of. U.S. contractors are chasing some lucrative deals, but could also face some legal and political hurdles as they hawk weapons overseas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Weapons and weapons systems are about the only things this country makes people want to buy from us anymore.

And as to that statement about "...U.S. contractors are chasing some lucrative deals, but could also face some legal and political hurdles as they hawk weapons overseas."?!? Don't believe this for one flat second!

Funding, overt or covert, which is given in the millions to congressional representatives by these companies, will insure that there are absolutely no hurdles to deal with in the consummation of these deals.

Jun 14 10:01

No change: Obama ambassadorships still go to fundraisers, friends

President Barack Obama promised change, but he's following one time-honored tradition: doling out plum ambassadorships to friends and big-money party donors.

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The US is not longer a republic, but a closely held cronyocracy.

We also, for all practical purposes, don't really have two parties, one the democratic party, and the other, republican.

We only have one party now, and that's the war party.

Neither of these developments augur well for the future of this country, and peace on the planet.

Jun 14 09:33

One year on, Guantanamo cases stall in courts

One year after the Supreme Court granted prisoners at Guantanamo Bay the right to challenge their detention in US federal courts, few have benefited from the ruling due to political concerns.

It was exactly one year ago Friday that the high court, in a landmark five-to-four majority ruling titled Boumediene v. Bush, granted the writ of habeas corpus to the "war on terror" detainees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the reason that most of these guys haven't been sprung yet?

American embarrassment.

Had these trials gone forward according to real American law, most of these cases would have been thrown out of court almost instantly, and most of these men would have walked away free.

The US didn't - and doesn't - want this to happen, because these men would start to talk about how they were captured - many for bounty - and what the true nature of their incarceration was like at Gitmo.

That's why some people, like Cheney, would like to have them all executed, without trial, so that no one will know precisely what happened to them at the hands of a country which preaches freedom, human rights, and human dignity, and is allegedly still a signatory to the Geneva Accords.

Jun 14 09:25

800,000 Callers Phone Digital TV Hot Line

That people are calling the FCC hotline about the issue of analog to digital television conversion, but not calling their congressional representatives to protest loudly about the funding for these wars without end, coupled with all of the corporate bailouts taxing them to death, is telling indeed.

Jun 14 07:57

I'm Beginning To Think This Whole Thing About James Von Brunn is a Hoax

Okay, I now believe that the holocaust museum shooting was a hoax - like most of these stories, it's already beginning to fall apart. They identified this guy way too quickly, and then identified him as a so-called "White supremacist," within a few minutes of finding out his name. This story appears to have been choreographed and rehearsed by the ADL/SPLC and the media. This guy is being tied in with ALL the enemies of the Jews, i.e. 9-11 truthers, the USS Liberty folk, pro-lifers, White nationalists, so-called neo-Nazis, North Idaho, etc... etc...."

Jun 14 00:43

FBI swarms NY auction house in anthrax false alarm

FBI agents created a stir in Schenectady when they swarmed an auction house wearing hazardous materials suits, reportedly to check out a suspicion that there might be anthrax in the trash at the building.

But the episode Friday turned out to be a false alarm.

Jun 13 21:58

Man sues over 55-hour erection

FORMER prison inmate, Dawud Yaduallah is suing a nurse in the United States, claiming that he suffered an erection that lasted 55 hours as a side effect of medication he had been given.

Yaduallah, 43, said he had to wait more than two days before being taken from the New York prison to hospital for treatment, reported The New York Post on Monday.

According to media reports, Yaduallah said that his daily dosage of anti-psychotic medication was increased by 25 per cent by nurse Judith Lovelace and as a side effect he had a persistent and painful erection.

Jun 13 16:44

Airlines Missile Incident - Model Rocket Suspected

In a copyrighted report from the Houston Chronicle by Cindy Horswell, the missile reported last week by a Continental Airlines pilot is now believed to be a model rocket. Evidently, it was a rather sophisticated rocket launch as it had reach an altitude of 15,000 feet flying at over 300 MPH when sighted.

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Several coincidences make the reports of a model rocket seem suspect. The 1 year anniversary of the reports, the similar flight paths/launch points and lack of wreckage, the fact that even the best model rockets don’t exceed 4500 feet all make one wonder if these were attempts to probe the security of departing aircraft or persons actually trying to bring down an aircraft.

Jun 13 12:38

Security Guard Shot at Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.;

MARIA: Well, we were in the "Remember the Children" exhibit. We were
just exiting and we heard shooting.

I ran towards the glass doors to see what was going on. I thought it
was a joke or something. And there I could see a security man pull out
his gun and shoot towards the shooter.

I also saw another security man on his belly. There was blood
everywhere. So I didn't actually see him get shot, but I saw that he
was badly hurt and he did get shot.

HENRY: And then you saw some of the return fire from the security personnel?

MARIA: Yes, it hit the security man. I am not sure where, but he was
flat on his back.

HENRY: Do you remember what floor -- is that the second floor?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was wondering how James Von Brunn, using a .22 rifle made almost a century ago, could kill a guard.

Sounds like the guard was also hit by friendly fire.

Jun 13 09:58

U.S. drug czar calls for end to "war on drugs"

The Obama administration's top drug cop plans to spend more money on treating addiction and scale down the "war on drugs" rhetoric as part of an overhaul of U.S. counternarcotics strategy.

But don't expect the White House to consider legalizing marijuana, drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said on Friday.

"The discussion about legalization is not a part of the president's vocabulary under any circumstances and it's not a part of mine," Kerlikowske said in a telephone interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, there will be no discussion of legalization of drugs; way too many people are making way too much money to let that happen!

Jun 13 09:19

The Bush/Cheney Nightmare, Redux

But I'm no longer trying to persuade anyone of anything. Those people smart enough to have seen what went on during the Bush administration have figured things out a long time ago, and the remaining die-hards who have been sniping at Obama's attempts to clean up the mess will never see the truth of what happened to our nation during the Bush years. But in view of all the harm that's been done, most of us aren't nearly angry enough. We were screwed, blued, tattooed and lied to.

Jun 13 06:23

Canadian flag on your backpack not such a good idea in Colombia

It’s clear that Canadians hold values of human rights and democracy as a standard against which we should conduct ourselves in global affairs. But a perusal of the Canadian government’s position on CCFTA, or for that matter, its role in the occupation of Haiti, or its support for Israel’s ongoing violence towards Palestinians are indicative of the disconnect between what we as a nation hold as our fundamental values and what our government have done and continue to do globally. If we as citizens fail to hold our government accountable to these values, this disconnect will only widen. So the next time you are traveling with that Canadian flag on your backpack, be sure it’s not in country like Colombia where we are directly and indirectly complicit in oppression and exploitation.

Jun 12 19:34

Freedom Watch 18 - Part 1: Judge Napolitano, Ron Paul on HR 1207, Healthcare and more

Part 1 of Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano talking to Ron Paul about the Federal Reserve, Healthcare & more.

More info: http://FreedomWatchOnFox.com

Jun 12 19:03

Palau president: American aid in Guantánamo exchange just a coincidence

Palau’s president, Johnson Toribiong, said it was his two most senior tribal chiefs who persuaded him to agree to a US request to give the detainees a home, reminding him of the Palau tradition of helping those without hope.

"The economic package is not linked to the arrangement, it is just a coincidence," he said. "Palau is the United State's closest ally at this time," he said proudly, adding that just this week a young Palauan-born soldier died fighting for America in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Palau President Johnson Toribiong: the bovine excrement meter just exploded violently on that one.

Jun 12 14:25

Freedom Rider Phony Terror and Black America

Freedom Rider Phony Terror and Black America (Part II)
by Margaret Kimberley on Wed, 05/27/2009
In these and other cases, Muslims and persons of African ancestry were targeted by FBI informants for the purpose of creating previously non-existent terror plots. Individuals were induced into swearing loyalty oaths to groups designated as terrorists, as in the Liberty Six case, or into planning crimes they had no ability or intention of committing until informants prompted them to. The effect of government officials and their media scribes loudly proclaiming that terror has been averted is very useful to the state. Citizens are kept in a state of fear, and will therefore accept endless war abroad and attacks on their liberties at home.

Jun 12 14:17

FBI's duped patsy, Von Brunn, COINTELPRO tactics ?

James Von Brunn Plays Right Into the Zionist’s Hands
Brandon Dean June 11th, 2009
http://www.rense.com/general85/syn.htm
Synagogue Bomb Plot -
Latest Zionist Publicity Coup
By Michael Hoffman 5-22-9
The round-up of patsies in the FBI/police-provoked "synagogue bomb plot" (the ersatz weapons and explosives were, as per usual, furnished by the cops themselves), is only the latest Zionist publicity coup,....
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/FBI/COINTELPRO_Untold_Story.html
COINTELPRO:The Untold American Story

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Jun 12 08:32

Chad man released from Guantanamo

A man who was 14 years old when detained by the US in Guantanamo Bay camp has been released after seven years, the Justice Department says.

Mohamed el-Gharani, arrested in Pakistan in October 2001, was sent to his home country of Chad.

In January, a US court had ordered his release because there was no evidence to prove he was an "enemy combatant".

Jun 12 06:50

Obama Bows on Settling Detainees

The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States, administration officials said yesterday, a decision that reflects bipartisan congressional opposition to admitting such prisoners but complicates efforts to persuade European allies to accept them

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Pentagon, Congress, and the White House don't want these people speaking out about how and why these people were picked up (many times for some kind of bounty and for no darned good reason), or what was done to them at Gitmo.

If they have been cleared for release, it meant that any case against them had not a leg to stand on in terms of real evidence.

This has to do with American embarrassment at having falsely incarcerated these guys who did nothing wrong; nothing more, nothing less.

Jun 12 06:35

US House to debate Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

After months of activism and lobbying by Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters, House Resolution 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, will move out of committee to be debated by the full House of Representatives.

In a show of cross-party unity, Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich became the bill’s 218th co-sponsor, pushing it over the threshold for debate in Congress.

Congressman Kucinich, along with Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), announced Tuesday that the House Financial Services Committee will subpoena the Federal Reserve to ascertain the details of the Fed’s agreements with Bank of America in the institution’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are wearing their Kevlar undies these days.

Transparency and the Fed do not have any kind of on-going relationship.

Jun 12 05:30

Schoolboy survives direct hit by meteorite travelling at 30,000mph

The odds of it happening are astronomical, but not impossible, as one schoolboy found out when he was struck by a passing meteorite.

The rock flew down from space at speeds of 30,000mph, and grazed past 14-year-old Gerrit Blank as he made his way to school.

The meteorite continued on before ending its billion-year intergalactic journey on the pavement, leaving a smoking, foot-wide crater.

Gerrit was left with a scar on his hand, making him one of only a handful of people to have been struck directly by a meteorite.

Jun 12 01:03

Museum: Heavy security always, Wm. Cohen inside, Shooting a set-up

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen Inside Holocaust Museum During Shooting
June 11th, 2009
“The second he stepped into the building he began firing,” Lanier said.
The weapon was a .22-caliber rifle, law enforcement officials told AP.
The museum normally has a heavy security presence with guards positioned both inside and outside the museum. All visitors are required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance, and bags are screened.
Museum officials say the museum was full at the time of the shooting and estimate “a couple thousand” visitors were inside.

Jun 11 17:51

Gov't instigated attacks done to validate DHS report?

Holocaust Museum Shooting, Other Recent Attacks Prove Domestic Extremism a Threat
By Alex Kingsbury
Posted June 10, 2009
A month before a suspected white supremacist walked into the Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington and opened fire, the Department of Homeland Security warned that domestic right-wing extremism was the most pressing domestic terrorist threat that the country faced.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23606.html
Attacks validate DHS report, some say
JOSH GERSTEIN | 6/10/09 7:06 PM EDT

Jun 11 16:20

Stunning HR 1207 Victory! New Target: S 604

WE DID IT! HR 1207 has reached a majority with 222 co-sponsors! S 604 is HR 1207's companion bill, and currently has ONE co-sponsor. We must get this bill some support, and make sure it doesn't get watered down along the way.

Current S 604 Call-A-Thon target:
Robert Bennett (R - UT) (202) 224-5444 (on the Senate Banking Committee)

Jim DeMint (on the Senate Banking Committee)
202.224.6121 (JUST CO-SPONSORED 6/11 - Another call-a-thon victory!)

Add your non-compliant reps to the list here:
http://www.breakthematrix.com/node/36442

THANK YOU for your support & phone calls!

Jun 11 15:51

Beach bobbies: Police officers use hand-held cameras to trap cyclists speeding along seafront

Speeding cyclists are being targeted by police with hand-held speed guns.

Those going faster than the 10mph limit on a seaside promenade were clocked by an officer hidden behind a beach hut.

They were then reported to a council 'seafront ranger' in radio contact with the PC and stopped 200 yards further down the prom.

But despite launching their 'crackdown', the officials in Bournemouth have no powers to punish speeding cyclists with fines, because offenders do not have speedometers and so are unaware of breaking the law.

"Feel free to burgle that house, my duty is to catch speeding cyclists."

Jun 11 14:12

The Daily Kos Does it Again

Not unlike Glenn Beck’s idiotic attempt to equate white supremacists with 911 Truth, Daily Kos joins the bandwagon by falsely suggesting that Von Brunn was a supporter of Ron Paul and his political beliefs.

Conveniently, the Daily Kos contributor, using the pseudonym ‘Lefty Coaster’, notes that the alleged gunman posted an anti-Semitic tirade on the Yahoo Message Board ‘Ron Paul for President’.

Besides the obvious fact that the politics of Ron Paul has nothing whatsoever to do with Von Brunn’s obsessive preoccupation with Jews, Daily Kos suggests a kinship with no basis in reality. After the quoted tirade, Von Brunn signs off with an explicit ‘Heil Hitler’- which doesn’t really sound like somebody endorsing the views of the anti-tyranny, individual liberty-promoting Ron Paul.

Jun 11 13:08

Napolitano : ADL trains DHS personnel on "hate and terrorism" groups

Thu, 04/23/2009
Napolitano on DHS partnering with ADL....
1. The ADL has been "training" DHS personnel about "hate" groups and others, which is more than a bit worrisome because the ADL's definition of "hate" isn't trustworthy
[1] From adl.org/PresRele/TerrorismIntl_93/5033_93.htm
The Department of Homeland Security has contracted with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to provide its specialized training and expertise on extremism, hate groups, domestic and international terrorism, and civil liberties to high-level agency personnel.

Jun 11 11:47

Audit of Federal Reserve nearing critical mass

Officials with Paul's office have confirmed there now are 208 cosponsors signed onto H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 that demands an audit of the organization.

When the bill has garnered the support of 218 members of the 435-member U.S. House, it technically has the support of the majority even though the process of holding hearings and having committee review still provides for open doors for failure.

When Paul introduced his latest proposal to audit the organization there were 11 co-sponsors, which grew quickly to 124 just a few weeks ago. It jumped quickly then to 179. The bill calls for the comptroller general of the United States to audit the private Federal Reserve and report to Congress before the end of 2010.

Jun 11 09:40

UK Lords reject secret evidence on terrorism suspects

Britain's highest court, the House of Lords, ruled against the government on Wednesday in a sensitive case involving the use of secret evidence to justify imposing home curfews on terrorism suspects.

Jun 11 09:37

West coast oil discovery is first in 30 years

OIL has been found off the west coast [of Ireland] for the first time in over 30 years, a discovery which could spark a new rush of exploration drilling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Invade! Invade! They have oil, I mean, terrorists, Yeah, that's it. Irish terrorists! We MUST invade!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 11 09:00

LAPD Detective Charged in 1986 Love-Triangle Murder

Los Angeles police Detective Stephanie Lazarus, 49, is being held without bail on charges that she killed Sherri Rasmussen in 1986 after Rasmussen married Lazarus' ex-boyfriend, John Ruetten.

Jun 11 08:58

Max Keiser- The greater fool Theory, worse to come.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Money is pouring into the stock market, so everything is all right.

Right?

Right?

Right?

Right?

Right?

Jun 11 08:45

Democrats close in on war funding agreement; House vote possible this week

Capitol Hill Democrats are closing in on agreement on a war funding bill that's now likely to cost taxpayers well over $100 billion with the late addition of more flu-fighting funds and money to subsidize new car purchases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With people just fighting and struggling, exhausted, just to stay alive in this economy, these taxes for wars without end, coupled with huge amounts of pork, may well be the very final straw.

Younger people with skills who can immigrate to countries which believe that negotiating to get what resources a country needs, rather than dropping bombs to do it, will probably do just that, leading to an unimaginable brain drain, and further financial loss.

It appears that this country no longer has (if they, in fact, ever did) principled Democrats or Republicans: the only party we have now in Washington is the "War Party", and that doesn't bode well for any kind of return to prosperity here, or any prospects for global peace and stability.

Jun 11 08:43

Chihuahua is shot by police

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good shot, but not a good cop.

Jun 11 08:13

Obama May Allow Even More Arms Exports Than Bush

Experts and military contractors say that the Obama Administration’s quest to build more and more coalitions across the world is going to mean boom times for the arms export industry, even as the world’s economy faces a crippling recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just about the only things other countries seem to want to buy from the US these days are our weapons systems.

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Jun 10 21:54

Fed Would Be Shut Down If It Were Audited

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet is so out of whack that the central bank would be shut down if subjected to a conventional audit, Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC.

With $45 billion in capital and $2.1 trillion in assets, the central bank would not withstand the scrutiny normally afforded other institutions, Grant said in a live interview.

"If the Fed examiners were set upon the Fed's own documents—unlabeled documents—to pass judgment on the Fed's capacity to survive the difficulties it faces in credit, it would shut this institution down," he said.

Jun 10 21:45

Virgin says sorry for 5p bill pursuit

Virgin Media has apologised after pursuing a grieving daughter for a 5p telephone bill owed to the provider by her deceased mother, according to reports.

Margaret Jewell contacted Virgin to inform the service provider that her mother Joan Purnell, 86, had passed away from lung and liver cancer.

This involved the Bristol-based woman paying an existing debt of £3.19, but this was closely followed by a further bill calling for 5p more to be paid, which would rise to 35p if payment was not forthcoming.

Jun 10 21:42

Police hold 10 after claiming to crack online music fraud

An international fraud in which a gang allegedly made thousands of pounds downloading its own songs from online music stores with stolen credit cards has been cracked by the Metropolitan police and the FBI, the Met claimed yesterday.

The gang are alleged to have made several songs which they gave to an online US company, which then uploaded them to be sold on iTunes and Amazon.

Over five months they bought the songs thousands of times, spending around $750,000 (£468,750) on 1,500 stolen US and UK credit cards, according to the Met. The criminal network then also allegedly reaped the royalties from the tracks, pulling in an estimated $300,000, paid by the two sites, which were unaware of the fraud being committed against them.

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