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Apr 09 22:51

Dutch TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden

A Dutch TV jury has found Osama bin Laden not guilty of the Sept. 11 attacks.

In the conclusion Wednesday night to the show "Devil's Advocate" on Dutch public broadcaster Nederland 2, the jury of two men and three women, along with the studio audience, ruled there was no proof bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.

Apr 09 22:42

Internet Rankings are Massively Gamed

I'm not trying to pick on these 2 companies. In fact, there are more than 29,000 websites devoted to "auto surfing" programs which will increase your Alexa ranking.

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For the record, WRH does not "game" our readership numbers. You are all real human beings!

Apr 09 22:37

The FBI is AWOL on 911 Forensics

Whenever the topic turns to the discussion of evidence regarding the 911 attacks the FBI is AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave) - suddenly unable to comprehend concepts like conspiracy, or analysis of crime scene evidence.

Apr 09 20:02

Israel Cries Wolf

“Iran is the center of terrorism, fundamentalism and subversion and is in my view more dangerous than Nazism, because Hitler did not possess a nuclear bomb, whereas the Iranians are trying to perfect a nuclear option.”

Benjamin Netanyahu 2009? Try again. These words were in fact uttered by another Israeli prime minister (and now Israeli president), Shimon Peres, in 1996. Four years earlier, in 1992, he’d predicted that Iran would have a nuclear bomb by 1999.

You can’t accuse the Israelis of not crying wolf. Ehud Barak, now defense minister, said in 1996 that Iran would be producing nuclear weapons by 2004.

Apr 09 19:43

Russian man survives five storey fall - twice

A Russian man survived after downing three bottles of vodka and leaping from a fifth floor balcony - twice.

Alexei Roskov says he jumped the second time because he couldn't take his wife's nagging about the first time.

Wife Yekaterina had watched in horror as her drunken hubsand opened the kitchen window of their Moscow apartment, and hurled himself out.

Astonishingly Mr Roskov, 22, survived and managed to stagger back upstairs with barely a scratch after the 50ft fall.

But while his wife called for an ambulance and began to scold him, he jumped again.

Apr 09 18:19

I Am Ironman!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember when the United States made cool stuff like this!

Apr 09 17:59

Gun buy-back program launched in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday kicked off a gun buy-back program urging Angelenos to turn in their guns to police departments in exchange for gift cards.

Angelenos who turn in their guns -- regardless of whether the firearm has been used in a crime -- will receive a gift certificate, Villaraigosa said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you!

Apr 09 16:42

Diagnostic Abuse of Veterans, Denying PTSD

April 9, 2009
Caught on Tape
Diagnostic Abuse of Veterans
By STEPHEN SOLDZ

Michael de Yoanna and Mark Benjamin in Salon have just published the first of a three-part series on pressure from the military to not diagnose soldiers with PTSD. They obtained a secret recording of a Denver neuropsychologist confessing to his patient, a sergeant wounded in Iraq, that he is under tremendous pressure to not assign PTSD diagnoses. [Thanks to Salon, you can listen to a portion of this recording here.]

Apr 09 16:15

Small chips in World Trade Center dust identified as undetonated explosive

...and this finding explains how New York's Office of Emergency Management foresaw the collapse of the twin towers and warned Giuliani and other top brass of the impending catastrophe. Isn't it strange how they felt that workers in WTC 2 needed no warnings, in fact, they were encouraged to stay in the building.

Apr 09 15:46

Traces of explosives in 9/11 dust, scientists say

The newest research, according to the journal authors, shows that dust from the collapsing towers contained a "nano-thermite" material that is highly explosive. Although the article draws no conclusions about the source and purpose of the explosives, Jones has previously supported a theory that the collapse of the WTC towers was part of a government conspiracy to ignore warnings about the 9/11 terrorists so that the attack would propel America to wage war against Afghanistan and Iraq.

Apr 09 14:42

Job cuts needed to stop NY bankruptcy: mayor

Sweeping layoffs of government employees are needed to prevent New York going bankrupt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday.

Bloomberg, who is in tense negotiations with municipal workers' unions, said an extra 7,000 jobs would have to go unless major reductions are made in employee benefits.

Apr 09 14:39

Obama adviser says radical tinkering needed to combat climate change - CS Monitor

The Christian Science MONITOR - bright green blog - Judy Lowe The Obama administration may be considering bioengineering to cool the earth.

And he added that radical actions should be carefully considered (especially as to side effects and costs) and still wouldn’t completely solve the issue of increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Apr 09 13:09

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

For the purposes of this thought experiment, let us assume that God waved a magic wand and the universe popped into existence from a Big Bang, and that "somehow" the universe escaped from it's own gravity well. With the entire 2.6*1060 mass/energy of the universe confined to that small region, the temperatures and pressures amount to a super-supernova. We already know that in the cataclysm of a supernova, the heavier elements are created. That is where all the heavy elements in your body were created; inside an exploding star. Therefore, in that moment of super-creation called the Bug Bang, as the universe started to operate by the rules we know today, the expanding universe should be creating all the known heavy elements.

So, how to explain the Population II stars?

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Updated.

Apr 09 13:03

South Carolina’s Debt

Simply accepting Washington’s well-intended but ill-designed stimulus efforts for South Carolina would indeed move us from courting disaster to guaranteeing it.

Apr 09 12:40

NASA: Clean-air regs, not CO2, are melting the ice cap

New research from NASA suggests that the Arctic warming trend seen in recent decades has indeed resulted from human activities: but not, as is widely assumed at present, those leading to carbon dioxide emissions. Rather, Arctic warming has been caused in large part by laws introduced to improve air quality and fight acid rain.

Apr 09 12:17

Pentagon budget envisions a series of Iraq-style wars

At a formal press announcement Monday and in media appearances over the next day, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates unveiled the biggest military budget in world history, in anticipation of an endless series of Iraq and Afghanistan-style wars by American imperialism.

Apr 09 12:16

U.S. Retail Chains Report Another Sales Drop in March

Major chains on Thursday reported March sales results that were worse than their February figures, though the rate of economic deceleration that plagued stores during the holidays has slowed a bit. Sales for the overall retailing industry fell 1.8 percent, according to Thompson Reuters.

Apr 09 12:12

Pentagon preps for economic warfare

The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.

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Translation: "WE NEED TO BLAME THOSE NASTY ARABS FOR THE CRASH!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 09 12:10

Americans Denounced As Terrorists While Criminals Embraced

Obama to push for estimated 20 million illegal immigrants who have already broken the law to be legalized, while federal fusion centers across the country label the most patriotic Americans as terrorists and criminals.

Apr 09 12:06

Ukraine's Yushchenko tells diplomats of plans to dismiss govt.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has told ambassadors of G8 countries that he plans to dismiss Yulia Tymoshenko's government, Kommersant-Ukraina business daily reported on Thursday.

At a meeting with the envoys on Wednesday, Yushchenko said he had drafted and submitted to parliament "a national anti-crisis plan" and disclosed solutions to extricate the country from the current political deadlock. All presidential proposals envisage Tymoshenko's dismissal, the paper said.

Apr 09 11:52

Abandoned Pools Lead To West Nile Concerns

Abandoned houses and untreated pools are leading to an increase in concerns about West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses in Maricopa County, according to Maricopa County Vector Control enforcement supervisor David Guerrieri.

Apr 09 11:52

Riots in Pakistan After Dissidents Found Dead

Rioting has broken out in southwestern Pakistan after police said they found the bodies of three missing political dissidents.

Apr 09 11:51

Obama's obscene remarks in Iraq

It is hard to know where to begin on Obama's remarks in Iraq yesterday during a visit described unnecessarily by our press as a "surprise" since that is the only sort of visit a US President can make to Iraq. What is more appalling? The casual obscenity of a US President calling upon a nation that the US has been beating, brutalizing, and raping (that is when not using like a pawn in geo political games) for decades to "take responsibility for itself" or the fact that he has absolutely no idea of how much like a criminal sociopath he sounds when making such remarks?

Apr 09 11:40

Stanford laundered and siphoned money from wealthy Latin Americans to fund anti-leftist rebellions

(WMR) -- An informed source close to the investigation of Sir Allen Stanford’s failed Stanford Financial Group and Stanford International Bank has told WMR that there is another link between Stanford’s activities and those of jailed Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff. While Madoff defrauded a number of wealthy American Jewish investors, Stanford, according to our source, was doing the same with the investments of a number of Latin American Jews, especially those from Mexico and Venezuela.

In some cases, however, Stanford, with the knowledge of the Jewish investors, was laundering and forwarding their money to groups planning the overthrow of elected progressive leaders such as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Argentina, and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. The leaders allegedly threatened the investments of Stanford’s Jewish clients in each of the nations targeted for coups.

Apr 09 11:03

Antarctic Sea Ice Up Over 43% Since 1980, Where Is The Media?

Sea ice at Antarctica is up over 43% since 1980 and we hear nothing in the news, yet Arctic ice is down less than 7% and they're all over it! We've been waiting for the main stream media to pick up on the increase of Antarctic ice but so far they're been totally absent. Guess its doesn't fit the plan.

Apr 09 11:01

Iraqi protesters call for US exit

Thousands of people loyal to an Iraqi Shia leader have gathered in Baghdad to protest against the US' continued presence in the country, six years to the day after the capital fell to American troops.

Apr 09 10:57

Keith Olbermann's scathing criticism of Obama's secrecy/immunity claims

The fact that Keith Olbermann, an intense Obama supporter, spent the first ten minutes of his show attacking Obama for replicating (and, in this instance, actually surpassing) some of the worst Bush/Cheney abuses of executive power and secrecy claims reflects just how extreme is the conduct of the Obama DOJ here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It should come as no surprise that those who supported Obama are starting to turn on him.

He promised change.

We didn't get it.

And Obama is already in impeachment territory.

Apr 09 10:46

AIPAC trial and an Update of past events

Two AIPAC employees have been on trial for spying on the US and giving classified information to Israel. They were indicted in 2005 and so far here have been the trail dates for the case that threatens the most powerful foreign lobby (which is not registered as a foreign agent, even though attorney general RFK ordered that they should register but then somebody shot him)

Apr 09 10:46

Global Warming Meltdown

How Global Warming alarmists use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to keep you Misinformed.

Apr 09 10:40

Archbishop says abuse report 'will shock us all'

THE IMMINENT report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation into clerical sex abuse “will shock us all”, according to the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Most Rev Diarmuid Martin.

In a homily to be delivered this morning at Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, he says: “It is likely that thousands of children or young people across Ireland were abused by priests in the period under investigation and the horror of that abuse was not recognised for what it is. The report will make each of us and the entire church in Dublin a humbler church.”

Apr 09 10:34

Fiat workers stage "boss-napping" in Belgium

Fiat workers in Brussels on Thursday briefly held local managers inside their office in a bid to renegotiate terms for planned job cuts, the latest in a spate of so-called "boss-nappings" across Europe.

Apr 09 10:25

Saturday: Rally to Break Up the Banks

On Saturday, A New Way Forward is sponsoring a nationwide day of action to demand that our leaders (1) nationalize (2) reorganize, and (3) decentralize the banks as a first step toward building a more just economy.

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Not to mention end the fed!

Apr 09 10:24

Selling off America's manufacturing might, a factory at a time

Any given week, the guts of a whole factory are auctioned off. Its contents are sold piece by piece and taken away for scrap or antiques or resale to foreign companies. Men with blowtorches and trucks haul off tool-and-die machines, aluminum siding, hoists, drinking fountains, salt and pepper shakers, anything that might be of some value. It is the removal of the country's mechanical heart right before your eyes. It is breathtaking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine for a moment that someone inherits a farm. Let's say that the farm has good topsoil, a good well, good breeding stock, good seed, and excellent farm equipment in good repair. Prior to passing into the control of the present owner the farm did a good business selling vegetables, meat, and dairy products to the local market, and it made a small profit.

But let us suppose for a moment that the present owner of the farm doesn't understand farming, or isn't even really interested in learning. The present owner has no objection to standing around looking good, so he stays at the farm, standing in front of it, looking good to passers by.

Of course, the bills still come in, so our farmer puts them on his credit card. When that bill comes due he uses another credit card, Then another. Pretty soon the interest payments alone are higher than his bills and the banks get nervous and call him. No problem. Our farmer sells the tractor, takes the money around to the various credit cards, the food store, the utilities, and pays off all his bills. Then he stands around in front of the farm looking good to passers-by, the lord of his domain.

Well, the bills still come in. Again the credit cards get loaded up. So, this time our farmer sells the harvester. Then later on, the cattle, then the chickens, then the seeds, then he leases the well to his neighbor and finally sells the top soil from his farm to another farm down the road whose soil is getting tired. The cash is taken around to the various creditors, the food store, the utilities, etc.

Now at this point, our farmer thinks everything is okay. The bills are paid, he has a little cash in his pocket, and everything is fine.

Of course, you know better. The farm simply does not exist any more; it's just an empty lot with a few buildings, and soon they will be gone as well. The path from the farmer's present condition to seizure of the property for unpaid taxes is a foregone conclusion, even if the farmer doesn't look far enough ahead to see it.

Poor, dumb, stupid farmer.

That farmer is our government, and our business leaders.

Just as our hypothetical farm has lost its soil, livestock, seed, and farm equipment, America has lost its manufacturing ability. Short sighted business leaders, with as little interest in manufacturing as our farmer had in farming, decided their own personal bonuses would be higher if they simply sold their factories rather that ran them.

Excerpt from "The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!"

Apr 09 10:17

Tens of thousands march in Tbilisi to demand removal of Georgian leader Saakashvili

Tens of thousands of protesters thronged Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, today for the start of mass demonstrations against Mikheil Saakashvili, the country's flamboyant but increasingly unpopular President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kick out all the war mongers!

Apr 09 10:15

Putting the 'Pirate' Attack in Context

A US ship, owned by a Pentagon contractor with ‘Top Security’ Clearance, was seized off the Somali coast. Reports say the US crew has retaken the ship. But the question remains: Why are the pirates attacking?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the start, this whole affair has seemed like a Disney comedy than a
real story. First the pirates grab a ship carrying emergency supplies; hardly a tasty target. The the US crew regains control of the ship, and now the pirates that can't shoot straight are stuck in a lifeboat with the hostage only the lifeboat is out of gas, and US warships are there with nobody to shoot at.

Hillary is trying to play like she is taking on Tripoli all over again, and the whole affair smells of a staged PR stunt to show the rest of the world how butch the new administration is that has run aground!

Apr 09 10:07

SoCal execs charged with bribing foreign officials

Six former executives of an Orange County-based valve company were charged Wednesday with bribing foreign officials with millions of dollars to obtain contracts.

Apr 09 10:05

Tired Of Getting ROBBED America?

I'm a greedy capitalist pig and admit it. After all, I made my "nut" building a company, sold it, and now trade for a living.

Is there anything more capitalist than doing those two things?

No.

But there is a difference between being a capitalist pig and being a robber baron, and this Wells Fargo announcement needs amplification, now that I've gotten the blast ticker out and have some time to write.

Here's the deal guys:

Apr 09 10:04

Report: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams calls Gaza ‘an open-air prison’

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams on Thursday denounced the Israel-led blockade on Gaza as has having made the coastal strip into an “open-air prison,” news outlets reported.

Apr 09 10:00

PAUL ROBESON ~~ AN APPRECIATION

The following, one of Robeson’s most famous songs, was written to demonstrate the complicity of the Mississippi River in relation to the suffering of his people in the South. One can stretch his imagination today to associate the song with the Jordan River…. and the present suffering of the Palestinian people. Paul would have liked that

Apr 09 09:45

‘Will you open fire on UK citizens?’ Army personnel being asked

In a stunning conversation with a friend, who is a serving member of the Armed Forces, over the weekend, it was revealed that transfers to regiments and other units in the UK on home duties are being undertaken by the MOD based upon whether an individual was prepared to ‘open fire’ on UK citizens during civil disturbances.

Apr 09 09:44

USA must abandon Israel’s destructive paranoia

Today, America is involved in an illegal "war" and a pre-emptive pregnancy. Everyone now knows that the invasion and occupation of Iraq were, and still are, based on a fraudulent attempt to capitalize on 9/11.

Apr 09 09:20

Police fight back on laser threat

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This seems like much ado about nothing. From the video, it appears that the laser being used for the demonstration is considerably more powerful than a normal laser pointer.

Apr 09 09:17

Conficker begins stealthy update

The Conficker worm has started to update infected machines with a mystery package of data.

Computer security firms watching the malicious program noticed that it sprang into life late on 8 April.

The activity on its update system delivered encrypted software to compromised machines. It is not yet clear what the payload contains.

See also: PC Conficker test

Apr 09 09:10

Tax Day Tea Party

Online HQ for the April 15th Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party Rallies…

Apr 09 09:08

Report spurs new call to investigate Bush

The Rev. Rich Kilmer, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, said, “We need to understand fully what happened so that we can effectively develop those safeguards. Investigating the past will help produce a future where the U.S. no longer engages in torture.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The best way to make sure that the US stops torturing is war crimes trials for the torturers. Which by the way is NOT an option, but is required under US and international law.

Apr 09 09:05

Make your choice, Mr. Obama: It's us or the GOP

It would have been retching enough had these fallen angels of mercy participated in White House-sponsored torture sessions merely to intervene, "to prevent death or permanent injury." But, concluded the ICRC, their raison d'etre was principally "to support the interrogators" -- i.e., the torturers -- to ensure the victims died not from drowning, or exposure, or sheer physical brutality.

They would issue "instructions ... to continue, to adjust or to stop particular methods," so that the whole bloody but more sustainable nightmare could then begin anew.

Apr 09 09:02

Muslim USMC Vet Fired From Job For 9/11 Truth Sign

This man worked as a security officer and was fired from his job after police called his supervisor and told him not to return to the property.

Apr 09 09:00

Police v citizen: the Orwellian struggle

The death of Ian Tomlinson last week encapsulates many pernicious and alarming trends in policing. It came minutes after a brutally hefty push from a police officer, caught on dramatic video footage from the G20 protests. The officer sported the full Darth Vader regalia to which we have become desensitised, after a quarter of a century in which militaristic riot control has displaced the thin blue line of George Dixons linking arms to pacify the crowds at Grosvenor Square and other 1960s demos.

Apr 09 08:58

New G20 video compounds doubts over police account of Ian Tomlinson's death

New footage obtained by the Guardian today gives an insight into the way police and protesters treated Ian Tomlinson, the man who collapsed and died shortly after being struck and pushed over by the police at last week's G20 protest.

The video provides further evidence that the initial explanation of Tomlinson's final moments released by police was misleading. It also corroborates the version of events given to the Guardian by witnesses to his death, some of whom are pictured in the film.

Apr 09 08:54

The Gentile Declaration of Independence.

Prudence tells us ( and we’ve all met Prudence) that governments should not be changed for light and transient causes but when the government has been systematically taken over by Halloween characters with dual national loyalties that honor only one of these nations and- that not being the primary nation -and when it has been found that agents of that ‘other’ nation have engaged in spying and acts of treason, not to mention serious financial crimes against the Gentile people then, it is the Gentile’s duty to throw off such a government

Apr 09 08:51

Credit card rates highest for two years

Credit card charges are at their highest level for the past two years following widespread rate increases.

This is despite the Bank of England bank rate plummeting by 4.75% to 0.5% over this time frame and a pledge from the Government to clamp down on credit card companies charging inflated rates.

Credit card holders now pay an average 1.1% more in annual interest compared to two years ago, according to a study from price comparison website MoneyExpert.com.

Apr 09 08:49

The System Can Not Be Trusted

A speech given by Nancy Schaefer on Child Protection Services. The System Can Not be trusted. It does not serve The People.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The abuses of the various child protection services has been a scandal going back to the 1990s.

Apr 09 08:46

Police crack '£35m' letter scam

A scam letter scheme which could have netted an estimated £35m a year has been smashed by officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

It follows a police raid on a building in Somerset which was being used to process cheques for criminals abroad.

Payments totalling nearly half a million pounds were recovered.

Cheques are now being returned to the 22,000 senders with a letter warning them about the scam and urging them to be more vigilant in future.

See also: How to spot a scam letter

Apr 09 08:43

Complexity Theory and Environmental Management

Environmental disputes frequently revolve around conflicts of land use, triggered by a fear. The spotted owl is endangered, and that means that logging in the northwest must stop. People are put out of work, communities suffer. It may be, in ten or thirty years, that we discover logging was not a danger to the spotted owl. Or the issue may remain contentious. My point is that the drama surrounding such disputes—angry marches and press coverage, tree hugging, bulldozers—serves to obscure the deeper problem. We don't know how to manage wilderness environments, even when there is no conflict at all.

To see what I mean, let’s take a case history of our management of the environment: Yellowstone National Park.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This speech, by Michael Crichton, details the history of Yellowstone National Park, which went from one ecological disaster to another to another, always with the very best of intentions, and pretty much wrecked the place.

Supporters of Obama's plan to "engineer" the environment by filling the upper atmosphere with "pollution particles" to reflect sunlight (isn't that what clouds already do?) need to study the history of Yellowstone to understand that good intentions are never a substitute for actually knowing what the @#$% you are doing!

Apr 09 08:38

Man with flatulence problem gets stabbed

Five men from the Houston area were sharing a Waco motel room Tuesday night, and two were inside the room eating when one had a flatulence problem, Waco police Officer Steve Anderson said. One man was so upset about the gas that he threw a large knife at him, cutting his leg, and then stabbed him in the chest, Anderson said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit, we are supposed to have a gun to blame this all on!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 09 08:36

[Deliberate?] 'Security leak' prompts arrests in suspected al-Qaida plot

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and suggest that this operation was carried out because Police felt the need to take the heat off of their comrades in the City of London Police Force.

Last week a man named Ian Tomlinson died at a protest outside the Bank of England in the heart of London's financial district, known as the "Square Mile".

Apr 09 08:35

U.S. indicts Cuban exile Luis Posada, links him to bombings

A federal grand jury in Texas has linked Cuban exile militant Luis Posada Carriles, viewed as a hero by some exiles, to tourist-site bombings in Cuba in 1997.

Apr 09 08:25

Revive Lincoln’s Monetary Policy: an Open Letter to President Obama

The bankers had Lincoln's government over a barrel, just as Wall Street has Congress in its vice-like grip today. The North needed money to fund a war, and the bankers were willing to lend it only under circumstances that amounted to extortion, involving staggering interest rates of 24 to 36 percent. Lincoln saw that this would bankrupt the North and asked a trusted colleague to research the matter and find a solution. In what may be the best piece of advice ever given to a sitting President, Colonel Dick Taylor of Illinois reported back that the Union had the power under the Constitution to solve its financing problem by printing its money as a sovereign government. Taylor said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I note that the author implies a link between Lincoln's issuance of the greenback and his assassination, just as many have suggested that JFK's issuance of United States Notes (E.O. 11110) was a major motive to kill him (which would explain why John J. McCloy, the former head of the Chase Manhattan Bank, was appointed to the Warren Commission).

Apr 09 08:22

How Many Democrats Will Stand Up to Obama's Bloated Military Budget and $75 Billion More in War Spending?

Obama wants billions more for the Iraq/Afghanistan wars on top of a US military budget that already surpasses Bush-era spending by $21 billion. Where is the resistance?

Apr 09 08:22

Call for suspension of EU-Israel agreements

SNP Member of the European Parliament Mr Alyn Smith has reiterated his call for the EU-Israel Association agreement to be suspended in order to pressure the Israeli government to abide by the international commitments made towards the welfare of the Palestinian people.

Apr 09 08:20

Dead mayor re-elected by US town

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That government governs best which governs least. We got a great system here. He doesn't raise taxes. There is no corruption in the Mayor's office. There have been no sex scandals. The cost of running the government has really dropped. I mean, I think dead politicians are the coming trend. It sure has worked out well for us!!!!!"

Apr 09 08:17

Netanyahu To The West–Destroy Iran Before Israel Destroys You

In early February 2009, a mere few days before the elections in Israel that delivered into Benjamin Netanyahu’s hands the launch codes to several hundred nuclear weapons aimed at every major capital in the Western world, former U.S. Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller predicted that upon assuming the seat of power Netanyahu’s first priority would be “strategic conversation” with America’s new president, Barack Obama. Miller further predicted that the aim of this “very serious” conversation would be to “scare the daylights out of the president”, the ultimate objective of which would be mobilizing–not only the United States, but indeed the entire “international community”–into addressing the Iranian situation in a manner deemed “acceptable” to the Jewish state and her agenda.

Apr 09 08:14

Reel Bad Arabs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hollywood's portrayal of Arabic culture is shallow and biased.

Apr 09 08:04

US Congressmen appalled by the Israeli destruction of Gaza

Lynch said he and Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, visited a project run by Catholic Relief Services in a heavily damaged neighborhood and a tent camp where displaced Gazans have been living since the war ended on Jan. 18. They also visited the grounds of the American International School of Gaza, a U.S.-style school the Israeli army flattened during the offensive, saying militants launched rockets from its grounds.

Lynch said the destruction in Gaza was worse than he expected and said the world must find a way to address a "legitimate humanitarian crisis" in Gaza.

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HOW ABOUT NOT SENDING ISRAEL ANY MORE MONEY AND WEAPONS WITH WHICH TO COMMIT WAR CRIMES?

Might I remind you all in Congress that since the US Army now acknowledges Israel is a nuclear power, it is a violation of the 1976 Symington amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Act for the US to send any aid to any nation trafficking in nuclear weapons technology. Israel has been caught selling nuclear weapons technology acquired from the United States to China!

Apr 09 08:01

Dennis Ross sidelined at State over his foreign agent status with Israel

Former pro-Israel Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) director Dennis Ross, named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as her special envoy for Iran, has been sidelined at the State Department by Clinton’s special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, according to informed sources at the State Department.

In fact, Ross was purposely kept out of the loop on the recent landmark meeting between Holbrooke and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Akhundzadeh in The Hague at a conference on Afghanistan. WMR was told that Holbrooke effectively snatched the Iran portfolio from Ross and that while Ross has an office on the seventh floor of the State Department, he has little responsibility over America’s new opening to Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Faction fight!

Apr 09 08:00

Quebec dad sued by daughter after grounding loses his appeal

She had been living with her father after her parents split up when he grounded her in 2008 for defying his order to stay off the internet. The father caught her chatting on websites he had blocked, and alleged his daughter was posting "inappropriate pictures" of herself online.

Her punishment: she was banned from her Grade 6 graduation trip to Quebec City in June 2008, for which her mother had already granted permission.

The father — who had custody — withheld his written permission for the trip, prompting the school to refuse to let the girl go with her classmates.

That's when the girl asked for help from the lawyer who represented her in her parents' separation, and petitioned the court to intervene in her case.

Apr 09 07:59

Two more reasons to dump Larry Summers

But, since the White House may be catching on that Summers (like other top Obama aides) is hugging up too close to his old Wall Street buddies, the lavish speech fees will make irate even more of those folks who think the administration has been too forgiving in its approach to the banking industry.

Apr 09 07:46

Gambling probe rolls after death of suspect Samuel Nastasa

A probe into a reputed Bonanno gambling den in Brooklyn won't be derailed - even by the death of a 72-year-old suspect while in police custody.

Apr 09 07:45

FBI suspects link between truckers, serial killers

The FBI suspects that serial killers working as long-haul truckers are responsible for the slayings of hundreds of prostitutes, hitchhikers and stranded motorists whose bodies have been dumped near highways over the past three decades.

Apr 09 07:43

De Beers braced for turnover to fall

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond miner, is planning for its turnover to halve this year, it emerged on Wednesday, in the latest sign of how the once-mighty group is struggling to cope with a downturn in an industry it no longer controls.

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I wondered if this whole issue of "conflict diamonds" wasn't a scam to discourage customers from buy8ing diamonds from Debeers' competition.

Apr 09 07:38

Fed sees no economic recovery this year

The Federal Reserve no longer sees signs of recovery this year from a prolonged recession and only weak growth in 2010, minutes of a policy-setting meeting said.

Despite massive interventions by the Fed and other government bodies to jumpstart the moribund economy and unblock tight credit, policymakers at a March meeting viewed grimmer projections than those made two months earlier.

Apr 09 07:18

Nuking Yellowstone National Park to Halt Global Warming

John Holdren, the new science advisor to President Obama, is actively considering radical geoengineering ideas in order to halt global warming. One such idea now being discussed with the Obama administration involves -- get this -- launching enormous amounts of pollution particles into Earth's upper atmosphere to block the sun's rays and "chill" the planet.

Apr 09 06:58

Fixing the Real Wall Street Blame

Wall Street’s gamesmanship in recent years brought the U.S. – and the world’s – economy to the brink of collapse, but so far neither the Bush nor the Obama administration has undertaken the level of investigation that the crisis warrants.

In this guest essay, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship argue that the multi-trillion-dollar crisis deserves at least the attention that followed the savings-and-loan scandal in the 1980s or the post-1929 crash investigations that exposed Wall Street wrongdoing of that era:

Apr 09 04:53

Global Financial Collapse.. Video

An Argentine opinion on the Global Financial Crisis, describing the whole Global Financial System as one vast Ponzi Scheme. Like a pyramid, it has four sides and is a predictable model. The four sides are: (1) Artificially control the supply of public State-issued Currency, (2) Artificially impose Banking Money as the primary source of funding in the economy, (3) Promote doing everything by Debt and (4) Erect complex channels that allow privatizing profits when the Model is in expansion mode and socialize losses when the model goes into contraction mode.

Apr 09 04:25

Geithner: Give your money to Bill Gross at Pimp-Co - A Scheme to Reinflate the Thieves

The New York Times Bowley and de la Merced - U.S. Imagines the Bailout as an Investment Tool - The idea is that these investments, akin to mutual funds that buy stocks and bonds, would give ordinary Americans a chance to profit from the bailouts that are being financed by their tax dollars. But there is another, deeply political motivation as well [an after-thought]: to quiet accusations that all of these giant bailouts will benefit only Wall Street plutocrats.

Individuals could participate in the funds by investing just a few hundred dollars, although the details are still being worked out.

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