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Dec 31 22:39

Declare independence from gambling Wall Street banksters: Move your money and demand full reform

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In the holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, the community banker played by Jimmy Stewart is in a fight for his life, and unknowingly has his community’s future in his hands. The difference for the survival of his community is access to bank credit, focused in the film on the ability to have a home. The antagonist is a destructive banker who would turn the community into a slum as a function of his short-sighted and loveless domination.

Dec 31 22:18

I Scared.... "Constitutional Scholar" takes a piss on the Bill of Rights

If someone were doing their job in government - supposing - even for the sake of argument that our president were a madman and didn't know what he was doing - and our system of checks and balances worked this would be stopped TODAY.

Dec 31 20:48

Israel’s hidden friends: troubled misfits in our midst

Redress Information & Analysis highlights the problem of false friends in Britain’s Palestine solidarity movement and urges genuine activists to steer clear from them.

"As veteran campaigners for justice for the Palestinian and other downtrodden peoples all over the world, our advise to our friends and comrades in the struggle for justice is this: steer clear of troubled, time-wasting, immature pretenders like Tony Greenstein and Mark Elf. Do not engage with them or else they will drag you down to the subterranean hovel they inhabit.

"If Greenstein, Elf and others in their camp wish to campaign against Zionism and racism, then we should welcome this and wish them good luck. But let them do it in parallel to us, not together with us."

Dec 31 16:52

Fed Judge Gives Blackwater Huge New Year's Gift, Dismisses All Charges In Iraq Massacre

A federal judge in Washington DC has given Erik Prince’s Blackwater mercenaries a huge New Year’s gift. Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down 14 innocent Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in September 2007. Judge Urbina’s order, issued late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve is a stunning blow for the Iraqi victims’ families and sends a clear message that US-funded mercenaries are above all systems of law—US and international...

Dec 31 15:18

Leading Global Warming Crusader: Cap and Trade May INCREASE CO2 Emissions

The problem is that the emissions just go someplace else. That’s what happened after Kyoto, and that’s what would happen again, if—as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, they will be burned someplace. You know, the Europeans thought they actually reduced their emissions after Kyoto, but what happened was the products that had been made in their countries began to be made in other countries, which were burning the cheapest form of fossil fuel, so the total emissions actually increased...

Dec 31 15:15

US judge dismisses charges in Blackwater Iraq killings

A US federal judge has dismissed all charges against five guards from US security firm Blackwater over the killing of 17 Iraqis in 2007.

The five, contracted to defend US diplomatic personnel, were accused of opening fire on a crowd in Baghdad.

District Judge Ricardo Urbina said the US justice department had used evidence prosecutors were not supposed to have.

Dec 31 14:31

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

The Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the pharma‘s industry’s influence on WHO. The Health Committee of the EU Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the inquiry. The step is a long-overdue move to public transparency of a “Golden Triangle” of drug corruption between WHO, the pharma industry and academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even caused death...

Dec 31 13:59

Once In A Blue Moon Over Gaza

One hour from this posting.

Send your energy and prayers for a delivered Gaza in this new year.

Use this link to find your hour:


Dec 31 13:42

Plan for troops to dig graves during ‘winter of discontent’

Secret plans for troops to dig graves for the bodies left unburied during the “winter of discontent” were considered, previously unpublished government papers show.

But officials dropped the idea amid fears of “unseemly scenes” if soldiers clashed with pickets outside cemetery gates. [...]

The option of bringing in troops was floated. But the MoD opposed the idea on the grounds that it would be viewed with “distaste” by the local populations in important recruiting areas for the forces...

Dec 31 13:30

UNRWA: “Gaza is back beyond the Stone Age due to the siege”

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has denounced the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation authorities will not allow materials essential for the reconstruction of Gaza to be imported into the territory. As a result, the people of Gaza have not been able to recover from the devastation caused by Israel’s brutal assault of a year ago.

Dec 31 13:20

Flight 253 Eyewitness: Authorities Are Lying About Terror Attack

Following up on a visit from FBI officials about an eyewitness account first described to MLive.com, Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell described the visit in comment sections across MLive on Wednesday.

Dec 31 13:18

Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: 'I was visited by the FBI'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the official story of the crotch bomber changes yet again.

Dec 31 12:59

Canadian House of Commons Shut down Until March.

OTTAWA–Furious opposition MPs accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of muzzling the House of Commons after he moved for the second time in a little more than a year to suspend Parliament.

Mired in controversy over an alleged cover-up on the torture of Afghan prisoners and eager to increase the Conservatives' power in the Senate, the government is closing down Parliament until March 3, the Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday.

teresac comment: These bustards still get paid even though they don't have to show up at the office. Canadian tax dollars at work.

Dec 31 12:33

Kazakhstan denies uranium deal with Iran

Kazakhstan has denied US reports of possible uranium supplies to Iran...

The authorities in Tehran have also refuted the reports. According to Iran’s official media, the Iranian UN office said in a statement that this information was “not true”.

The statement came after the Associated Press cited intelligence sources as saying that the countries are about to sign a deal to export 1,300 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan... read full article

Dec 31 12:16

Israeli settlers uproot trees and destroy natural water spring in northern West Bank

Israeli settlers uprooted trees and destroyed a natural water spring on Thursday that belongs to the villagers of Qarawit Bani Hassan in northern West Bank.

The villagers told local Media that the settlers destroyed the natural water spring that supplies the village and that its is their only source of water.

The settlers committed their attack under the protection of the Israeli military...

Dec 31 11:26

Rudd: It wasn't all bad

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has defended his government's 2009 record in a New Year's Eve address to the nation.

He focused on climate change...

Fireworks then lit up Sydney...

...but we are told they were 'carbon neutral'.

Yeah, right.

Dec 31 11:24

Egypt lacks the milk of human kindness

Stuart Littlewood views the obstacles being placed by Egypt on the path of the Viva Palestina international humanitarian aid convoy for Gaza, which are not only bloody minded and treacherous, but also betray a lack of any sense of brotherhood or compassion.

”Freedom activist are complaining that all this bickering with Egypt has diverted attention from the main culprits, Israel and America. But other culprits lurk in the evil swamp and Egypt is one of them. It is no bad thing that the spotlight falls on their treacherous behaviour.”

Dec 31 11:15

AP sources: CIA base chief killed in attack

WASHINGTON – The CIA said Thursday that seven of its employees were killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing at a base in Afghanistan. The Associated Press has learned that one of them was the chief of the CIA's post in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost Province.

Dec 31 11:12

'Carousel' frauds plague European carbon trading markets

Just a few weeks ago, Europol, the cross-border police force, said that carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals mainly from Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn).

Dec 31 11:09


I went to the What Really Happened site
and clicked on the following…..

Fake Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED! Adam Gadahn & Yousef al-Khattab
and this is what I got….
This video is not available in your country!

What is Israel so afraid of?

Dec 31 11:08


A year ago, in the midst of the savage attack on Gaza, we in the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People in Beit Sahour issued a call for action composed of 25 things that ordinary people can do (list below). Today we are gathering in Bethlehem (Nativity Square 4-6 PM) in the last day of the year. Bethlehemite Children will read the names of close to 400 children murdered in Gaza a year ago and to pledge that in 2010 we will intensify our efforts including with boycotts, divestments and sanctions. The event in the square of the church of nativity.

Dec 31 11:07

TSA subpoenas bloggers, demands names of sources

Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.

It literally showed up in my box," Frischling told The Associated Press. "I do not know who it came from." He said he provided the agents a signed statement to that effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TSA, impotent to really protect American travelers, spring into action against a blogger posting one of their own directives on line in order to make themselves look "butch" to the American public.

Memo to the TSA: this didn't make you look butch; it made the agency look like the Keystone Cops, pathologically incapable of getting anything straight.

Dec 31 10:57

The proof that power corrupts (and no, it's not MPs' expenses)

After a year of outrage at MPs' dodgy expenses and extortionate bank bonuses, it is a maxim few of us will need convincing about.

But psychologists have proven the obvious - that nothing corrupts quite like power.

Researchers found that those in authority are more likely to cheat, lie and feather their own nests than ordinary citizens at the bottom of the pile.

Dec 31 10:54

Fighting Back: Ridding America of the Warmongers

Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won’t hack it.

As MIT activist philosopher Noam Chomsky points out in his book “Failed States”(Metropolitan), “Opportunities for education and organizing abound. As in the past, rights are not likely to be granted by benevolent authorities, or won by intermittent actions---attending a few demonstrations or pushing a lever in the personalized quadrennial extravaganzas that are depicted as ‘democratic politics.’ …These tasks require dedicated day-by-day engagement…” Failure to grasp these opportunities “is likely to have ominous repercussions: for the country, for the world, and for future generations.”

Dec 31 10:53

Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen

A series of US media reports suggest that new US-backed military attacks inside Yemen are imminent. Citing “two senior US officials,” CNN reported: “The US and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets for a potential retaliation strike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attention Saudi Arabia; look at the map.

If you thought going along with the US would keep you safe, look again.

Dec 31 10:51

Israelis Enjoy Massacre

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If these are God's chosen, then God is a sick psychotic bastard!

Dec 31 10:50

Great balls of fire! Embers 10,000 times hotter than our Sun left behind by supernova

The glowing embers left behind by one of the most powerful type of explosions in the Universe have been revealed for the first time.

Remnants from giant fireballs unleashed by a supernova are still glowing at temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the Sun thousands of years after the event.

They were captured by the Japanese Suzaku space observatory, after unusual features were detected in the Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443), 5,000 light years away.

Dec 31 10:49

Drone Porn: The Newest YouTube Hit

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Dec 31 10:48

Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen

Once again, as in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq, American imperialism is preparing a military bloodbath in an impoverished country, using a terrorist attack—in this case a failed attempt—as the pretext. According to reports by the UN and Yemeni government statistics, some 35 percent of the adult population of the country is unemployed. Yemen is the poorest of the Arab countries, has exhausted its very limited oil export capacity, and now faces severe water shortages.

But Yemen possesses, like Afghanistan and Iraq, a highly strategic geographic location, adjacent to Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, and the Red Sea, controlling access to the Suez Canal. Yemen also borders on the Gulf of Aden, the shipping route for much of the oil leaving the Persian Gulf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

We are, yet again, supporting a tin-pot dictator, who has absolutely no concern about the quality of the lives of his citizens, just as we did with Batista in Cuba, and the Shah in Iran.

We all appreciate just how well those scenarios turned out for the US.

Yemen's government is generally characterized as one of the most corrupt in the region, and that is saying something. It is disfunctional in terms of making any strides whatsoever toward the betterment of the conditions of its people.

That makes insurgency attractive for those who have nothing left to lose.

We should be using a carrot/stick approach, getting Saleh's government to be more accountable to its people, and providing the infrastructure in which people believe that they can dare to have some hope for their future, as well as the future of their children.

Of course, that would be logical.

Unless there is a radical change in the Yemen government, this insurgency in Yemen will most likely take the form of the insurgency in Afghanistan, against which the US and NATO are fighting a losing battle, no matter how many more soldiers, mercenaries, and money they are throwing at the issue.

With all these wars without end (including a possible military confrontation with Iran), one has to wonder just when some kind of a draft in the US will be reinstated. It won't be called a draft, of course; just some kind of mandatory "national service", which our young men and women are forced to do before they can continue their education after high school.

I wouldn't bet against it, under Obama's watch.

Dec 31 10:45

CROTCH-BOMBER: Pants on Fire

What made me first doubt the story by its first referral was the absolute illogical plot, trying to explode an aircraft during its preparations for landing and not during the long flight across the Atlantic. Later, other circumstances were added.

In an early statement of the rescuer, Jasper Schuringa – the passenger who leapt out of his seat on the other side of the plane and put out the fire, it is claimed, “He was shaking. He didn’t resist anything. It’s just hard to believe that he was trying to blow up this plane. He was in a trance. He was very afraid.”

Dec 31 10:34

Gaza sees more newborns of malformation

The pain continued for a couple of months before she was finally able to get the medical checkup, and the results left her shocked and speechless. The child she was carrying suffered from malformation and may die either inside her womb or shortly after birth.

The baby came to this world while his brain hung out of his head like a bag of skin covering his eyes, therefore, the baby will never experience sight. Meanwhile, he could not breathe either because of the malformation in his nose as it appears clogged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The weapons used by Israel's IDF during Operation Cast Lead were most likely responsible for this and scores of other birth defects seen in Gaza.

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

Dec 31 10:24

Ramping up ther booga booga

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are told by ABCNNBBCBS that the bomber said this and the bomber said that (just like the Fort Hood shooter) but we never actually get to SEE him makes these obviously provocative statements, do we?

Is that because seeing him on a waterboard screaming what his torturers want him to say might give away the scam?

Dec 31 10:21

Are Taxes the Root of Unhappiness?

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From the School of Foregone Conclusions; people with lower taxes are happier.

Dec 31 10:19

FLASHBACK: Yemen seizes Israel-linked 'Islamic' cell

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence.

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Dec 31 10:16

Rose Parade attendees surrender 4th Amendment rights in bizzare police squad program

The L.A. Times, in a cutesy story about elderly Pasadena Rose Parade volunteers, inadvertently included details of a Pasadena Police program that would make Pol Pot jealous.

Nicknamed "Parade Watch", the program consists of 50 volunteers trained by local police to "be on the lookout for suspicious activity" . In order to help "look out for the bad guys", participation in the program requires citizens to sign a form agreeing that their own vehicle can be searched.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At which point I would stop being a volunteer.

Dec 31 10:16

2010: Welcome to Orwell’s World

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.’"

Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions and diffuse enemies." He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude. To the people of Afghanistan, which America has invaded and occupied, he said wittily: "We have no interest in occupying your country."

Dec 31 10:14

Officials Claim Second Man Unrelated To Christmas Attack

Having first denied the very existence of a possible accomplice in the Christmas Day bombing attempt, officials are now denying that a second man detained in the aftermath of the Flight 253 incident had anything to do with the attack, completely contradicting multiple eyewitness accounts.

Authorities have attempted to downplay the significance of other men seen involved in the plot, including an Indian man that helped bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board the plane, another man witnessed filming the entire flight including the bombing attempt, as well as an Indian man handcuffed by the FBI after sniffer dogs detected something suspicious in his luggage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shades of ...

1. The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress at the RFK assassination.

2. John Doe #2 at the OK City Bombing.

3. The extra shooters at Columbine.

4. etc. etc, etc.

Dec 31 10:12

Is the Detroit Nigerian "Terrorist" A Patsy?

The bumbling Nigerian “terrorist” who set his lap on fire on board an airliner in Detroit Christmas day will provide days or weeks of conveniently hysterical headlines, along with excuses to target West Africa and Yemen for extra special attention from the American military, and the usual host of justifications for existing US policies in what used to be called 'the war on terror'. But the similarities between his case, and that of incompetent “terrorists” in Fort Dix New Jersey, in Miami's Liberty City and elsewhere raise serious questions about the whole incident.

Dec 31 10:11

Pentagon Sees Covert Move In Somalia As Blueprint

Military operations in Somalia by American commandos, and the use of the Ethiopian Army as a surrogate force to root out operatives for Al Qaeda in the country, are a blueprint that Pentagon strategists say they hope to use more frequently in counterterrorism missions around the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Counter-terrorism" appears to be the new euphemism for "invasion."

Dec 31 10:09

Hamas says Israeli demands 'impossible'

As reported by Ynet shortly after the Israeli stand was relayed to Hamas, the movement decided that the Israeli formula was unacceptable and demanded a significant improvement in order to resume the talks on the deal, which is aimed at securing the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.

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One has to wonder if this is going to be the excuse Israel uses to go back into Gaza, guns blazing.

Dec 31 10:05

Buy an African baby; bomb some African villages

Did anyone ask movie star Angelina Jolie how much she paid for the Ethiopian baby she adopted? Or should I say how much she “donated,” most of which ended up in the hands of the national crime syndicate known as the Government of Ethiopia.

Just about anyone can buy a baby in Ethiopia these days, you know what I mean, “adopt”? It costs about $30,000. Cash. Some reports say over 3,000 were sold . . . adopted, last year alone.

It has turned into a major cash flow for the Godfathers of the Ethiopian “government.” Do the math, 3,000 times $30,000, in one year, and another London bank account or three is going to have to be set up to be stuffed chock full of some very sick money.

Dec 31 10:04

Officials: U.S. Army Told of Hasan's Contacts with al Qaeda

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with an individual associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we noted below, one of the "Al Qaeda" operatives Hasan may have been in contact with was Yousef al-Khattab, aka Joseph Cohen.

The Imam mentioned in this article, Anwar al Awlaki, is thought by many of his fellow clerics to be working with the CIA. When he was living in the US in 2002, a warrant for his arrest was inexplicably rescinded by the US Attorney in Denver, an indication that a deal may have been made then. Anwar al Awlaki was also claimed to have been a point of contact for two of the 9-11 accused.

Dec 31 09:59

Cranking up the anti-Iran propaganda.

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Read this carefully. Nobody has any actual proof that Iran had anything to do with this kidnapping in Iraq. It is all supposition and empty accusation.

But the PR ramp-up is unmistakable.

Iran is about to be attacked.

Dec 31 09:52

Khattab (aka Joseph Cohen) Removes All Traces of Link to Ft. Hood Killer Hasan

But whether or not this particular "Slave of Allah" is Nidal Hasan is not important. Certainly the Revolution Muslim user "ooklepookle" is Hasan's friend Duane Reasoner. What is important is that Khattab has been busy removing webpages from his site connecting him to "ooklepookle".

When we originally reported the relationship we had to use a Google cache page. All webpages showing "ooklepookle" at Revolution Muslim had already been removed. Google's archive -- a snapshot of what the webpage looked like at a single moment in time -- remained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, given that Yousef al-Khattab is actually Joseph Cohen and one of the numerous fake Al Qaeda used to create a justification for war, then a link from Cohen to Nidal Hasan suggests that the Fort Hood incident was in reality a normal Mossad false-flag operation.

Dec 31 09:48

Billions in Recent Yememi Investments and The Underwear Bomber’s Daddy. It’s a Small World Ain’t It?

Daddy Warbucks, whose banking ties are under threat of serious set-backs, goes to the State Department and then the CIA and all of a sudden his lonely, college drop-out, populist son, ends up getting on a flight and setting his nuts on fire and the good-old U.S. of A can now come running in to the rescue to save all those precious investments in Yemen that are directly tied to, you guessed it, the underwear bomber’s daddy. A small world, ain’t it?

I hope that clears things up a little bit.

Either that or they just “hate us for our freedom”. Take your pick.

Dec 31 09:46

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Public reaction to the Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow Northwest Airlines flight 273 all over Detroit, by allegedly igniting explosive strapped to his nuts, can be gauged by the willingness with which travellers will now accept the four hour check-in time for flights to the US and the quiet acceptance with which they subject themselves to increasingly invasive body searches. The campaign to make air travel a nightmare experience, for all but the political elite, continues to be ramped up. The US Transport Security Administration has just issued the following directive to all airlines flying to US destinations.....

Dec 31 09:40

Ben Stein calls Ron Paul antisemitic on Larry King

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In addition to the anti-Semite crap, note that both Ben Stein and Sheila Jackson Lee push the agenda that we are attacking all these other countries to defend ourselves. Note that Ron Paul states correctly that the US started bombing Yemen weeks ago and that the official story of the crotch bomber claims that he did what he did in response to those attacks.

Ben Stein then immediately responds with the "we are defending ourselves" propaganda which is exactly what Hitler said right after Gleiwitz!

Dec 31 09:39

Houthi Leader: Yemeni civilians targeted by design

31/12/2009 - Abd Al Malek Badreldin Al Houthi launched an urgent appeal today by audio message to listeners everywhere:

He questions the deafening silence of the world to the savage crimes against humanity now being committed in Yemen by Saudi, Yemeni, and USA warplanes targeting innocent civilians, and killing women and children, as they bombard population centers far away from the battle fields: towns, market places, mosques...

Dec 31 09:31


After a lot of hesitation and deliberation, we are writing to call on you to reject the “deal” reached with the Egyptian leadership (through Mrs. Mubarak). This deal is bad for us and, we deeply feel, terrible for the solidarity movement.

We initially felt that if representatives of all forty some countries can go to Gaza and lead a symbolic march along Palestinians it would convey the message to the world public opinion, our main target. However, after listening to the Egyptian Foreign Minister’s press conference last night on Aljazeera and the way he described the deal in details, we are unambiguous in perceiving this compromise as too heavy, too divisive and too destructive to our future work and networking with various solidarity movements around the world.

Dec 31 09:22

Record US aid goes on armaments

UST before Christmas, US President Barack Obama signed into law one of his country's biggest aid pledges of the year. It was bound not for Africa or any of the many struggling countries on the World Bank's list.

It was a 10-year deal for $US2.77 billion ($A3.1 billion) to go to Israel in 2010 and a total of $US30 billion over the next decade, mainly to be spent on US military hardware.

Despite the serious financial crisis in the US economy, the US is proceeding with its increased aid package to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military devices made in the US — and in a recession, those military factories are critical to many towns."

Yeah, well, couldn't we spend the same tax money on hiring the same people to build something THIS country needs?

Like a flood control system?

Bridges that don't collapse?



I mean, Israel does such bad things with those weapons we give them.

Dec 31 09:13

No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds

Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Gee, you think?

Dec 31 08:54

Russia Considers Sending Spacecraft to Knock Away Asteroid?

(*Somebody's got to do it . Where it could be life saving on a global scale , don't hold your breath waiting for the US to do anything about it . We've got wars to wage !
:official white horse souse)

Dec 31 08:35

THE FEAR DECADE: Since 911 we've embraced our inner coward.

...Then came 9/11/01. It was the defining event of the decade that ends today, a fin-de-siècle moment for a previously proud nation's once glorious history...
Governments act stupid and mean. That's normal. What the Fear Decade made different was us. It made us let the government do whatever it wanted.

Dec 31 08:35

Measuring the Impact of the Stimulus Package with Economic Models

It’s been nearly a year since the stimulus package of 2009 was passed. Unfortunately most attempts to answer the question “What was the size of the impact?” are still based on economic models in which the answer is built-in, and was built-in well before the stimulus. Frequently the same economic models that said, a year ago, the impact would be large are now trotted out to show that the impact is large. In other words these assessments are not based on the actual experience with the stimulus. I think this has confused public discourse

Dec 31 08:29

TSA Security Directive SD-1544-09-06 : The Fallout From NW253

The following is the complete text of the US DHS security directive as implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

I post this text with no commentary or opinion; it is posted in its entirety as fact for you to better understand what is currently occurring in the realm of international aviation security.

Happy Flying & remember to use the lavatory 61 minutes prior to arrival in the US from overseas

Dec 31 08:20

Anniversary of a cosmic blast

Five years ago today — on December 27, 2004 — the Earth was attacked by a cosmic blast.

The scale of this onslaught is nearly impossible to exaggerate. The flood of gamma and X-rays that washed over the Earth was detected by several satellites designed to observe the high-energy skies. RHESSI, which observes the Sun, saw this blast. INTEGRAL, used to look for gamma rays from monster black holes, saw this blast. The newly-launched Swift satellite, built to detect gamma-ray bursts from across the Universe, not only saw this blast, but its detectors were completely saturated by the assault of energy… even though Swift wasn’t pointed anywhere near the direction of the burst!

Dec 31 07:10

Glad To See Fox Is On The Case

"Did Iran have [a] role in the attempted Delta plane bombing?"

Dec 31 07:00

Israel's 10 worst errors of the decade

1. The Siege of Gaza
2. The Siege of Gaza
3. The Siege of Gaza
4. The Siege of Gaza
5. The Siege of Gaza
6. The Siege of Gaza
7. The Siege of Gaza
8. The Siege of Gaza
9. The Siege of Gaza
10. The Siege of Gaza

Dec 31 06:58

'Afghan soldier' kills CIA staff

Eight Americans working for the CIA have died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the worst against US intelligence officials since 1983.
A bomber wearing an explosive vest entered Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost Province, near Pakistan.

Dec 31 06:57

Poll: Americans most admire Obama, Clinton, Palin

President Obama is the man Americans admired most in 2009, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are virtually tied as the most-admired woman.

Methinks USA TODAY/Gallup must be polling people in asylums

Dec 31 06:45

Using False Accusations Of “Anti-Semitism” As A Weapon To Silence Criticism Of Israel’s Behaviour

Using False Accusations Of “Anti-Semitism” As A Weapon To Silence Criticism Of Israel’s Behaviour

By Ulli Diemer

30 December, 2009

”At the same time as it attempts to crush internal resistance, the Israeli state, aided by its supporters in the United States and Canada, has launched extremely aggressive and well-financed propaganda campaigns abroad whose goal is to counteract the decline in support for Israel.


Dec 31 06:42

Detroit terror attack: United States 'plans retaliatory attacks on Yemeni soil'

The United States is planning to attack al Qaeda militants in Yemen in retaliation for the attempt to bring down an aeroplane over Detroit on Christmas Day, it has been reported.

Dec 31 06:40

Six Georgia Congressmen Challenge Greenhouse Regulations

Six Republican congressmen from Georgia have signed onto an Atlanta-based organization's legal challenge of a federal announcement that could lead to government regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a petition last week calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its Dec. 7 "endangerment finding" declaring carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming a threat to public health and the environment.

The petition argues that news of a conspiracy within the scientific community to hide evidence that calls into question manmade impacts on global warming has emerged since the closing of public comment on the EPA filing.

Dec 31 06:34

Petraeus '90% certain' Peter Moore was held in Iran

I've heard that Elvis is alive and also being held in Iran. Really.

Dec 31 06:23

Economist: Health Care Bill “Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System”

Economist: Health Care Bill “Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System”

Washington’s Blog
Thursday, Dec 31st, 2009

It is obvious that many republicans oppose the proposed health care bill. But many liberals and progressives oppose it as well.

For example, economist L. Randall Wray writes:

Here’s the opportunity, Wall Street’s newest and bestest gamble: there is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums—and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can’t afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance “reform” that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street.

Dec 31 05:59

The Old 'False-Flag Trick'

Government is the only human enterprise that profits from failure. Once that principle is understood, many otherwise inexplicable choices made by ruling elites and their servants can be made intelligible. For instance, we can begin to understand the perverse persistence governments display in courting preventable catastrophes, and then capitalizing on such incidents to enhance their power to do exactly the same things that resulted in disaster. In this case, in addition to requiring the helotry to undergo unconscionable personal violations before flying, the Regime is exploiting the incident aboard Northwest Flight 253 to escalate the ongoing military assault on Yemen, thereby increasing the human misery that helps propel international terrorism.

Dec 31 04:08

Egypt To Allow Convoy To Enter Gaza - Galloway Statement

George Galloway gives a statement explaining a deal that has been reached between the Turkish side of the Viva Palestina Convoy the Egyptian Government allowing the convoy to proceed to Gaza. Aired on December 30, 2009

Dec 31 03:58

Obama positioning for immigration reform

With the health-care battle still unfinished, the Obama administration has been laying plans to take up an issue that could prove even more divisive — a major overhaul of the nation's immigration system.

Senior White House aides privately have assured Latino activists that the president will back legislation next year to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million undocumented workers now living in the United States.