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June 29, 2009

Jun 29 08:57

FLASHBACK - Israel killed JFK,says Vanunu

In a startling accusation, nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has alleged that Jerusalem was behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, who was exerting pressure on the then Israeli head of state to shed light on the Dimona nuclear plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michael Collins Piper has come to the same conclusion.

Jun 29 08:53

Nixon administration pressured Israel on nukes

Documents released by Nixon Library show US tried to pressure Israel to sign Nonproliferation Treaty. 'If Israel elects to go the nuclear route it would cause a fundamental change in the US-Israeli relationship,' says unsigned memo, including 'our long-standing concern for Israel's security'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That may have been Nixon's downfall.

Kennedy's too!

Jun 29 08:51

UN hears of Gaza children's suffering

A UN human rights mission on Monday listened to testimony about the suffering of children in the Gaza Strip as it continued its probe into alleged Israeli war crimes in the enclave.

The international community has pledged billions of dollars in aid to rebuild the territory, but reconstruction efforts remain paralysed by the closures, which prevent the import of virtually all building materials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great: the UN has listened (but will do nothing to compel Israel to lift the siege), and has pledged aid (which cannot get through to the siege victims because of the blockade of goods).

So what is the UN good for in this instance?

Absolutely nothing.

Jun 29 08:50

Chad Johnson compares Michael Jackson's death to 9/11

Impulsivity and the ability to instantly post things on the internet are a dangerous mix. Throw in egomania and, well, you've pretty much got Chad Johnson's Twitter page. (And, yes, we'll call him Chad Johnson(notes), because that's still his display name, despite the fact that it's easily changeable.)

Anyway, after news of Michael Jackson's death broke yesterday, Johnson had a typically measured response:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some people have a seriously distorted sense of priorities.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 29 08:46

Boycotting the Israeli academy

Israel's ongoing siege of Gaza has provoked an international outcry and organizing in support of Palestinian rights. Among the responses is a movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel in a variety of ways. This strategy takes as its inspiration the international movement to end apartheid in South Africa.

Jun 29 08:44

Fed seeks millions from ballplayers in Ponzi scheme

The lawyer trying to recover the money from R. Allen Stanford's purported Ponzi scheme wants seven current and former Major League Baseball stars who had invested with the accused swindler to turn over millions of dollars, mostly of the players' own money.

Jun 29 08:44

Iran frees five British embassy staff

Iran has said it has freed five local British embassy staff arrested on accusations of stoking post-election unrest, a move that further threatened tense ties with London and the West.

“Out of nine people arrested, five have been released,” foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi said at a press conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the other 4 remaining in detention will wind up being tried under Iranian law for their alleged offenses, as they themselves are not British, but local nationals who had been working for the British embassy.

Jun 29 07:57

Latest Info: Journalist who Files BioTerrorism Charges Against WHO and UN re Swine Flu

Posted June 28th, 2009
Fwd: Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

Here is a list of the "contents"
I. Introduction: Summary of Claims
II. Factual Background
III. Evidence the "swine flu" vaccines are bioweapons
IV. Scientific evidence the "swine flu" virus is an artificial (genetically engineered) virus.
V. Scientific evidence the "swine flu" was bioengineered to resemble the Spanish flu killer virus of 1918.

...


Jun 29 07:49

Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor's decision on Firefighters Promotions

By MARK SHERMAN
The Associated Press
Monday, June 29, 2009; 10:14 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.
...

Jun 29 07:12

The Controlled Collapse Of WTC 7

Take a close look at the manner in which WTC 7 collapses straight down. For the building to collapse in this fashion, all of the load bearing supports would have had to fail at exactly the same time.

Jun 29 07:06

Pat Buchanan - “Climate Change Scam designed to Transfer Wealth and Power to World Government”


Jun 29 06:46

Smoker Decides To Grow His Own Tobacco

You can grow up to 1,000 sq.ft.per year legally. Do'nt smoke myself!

Jun 29 06:43

"Organized Greed Always Defeats Disorganized Democracy"

In his excellent new essay arguing that "Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression", Matt Taibbi writes:

In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

I agree.

This same thinking applies to the government's lies about Iraq, as more and more evidence proves that the American government knowingly lied when it claimed that Iraq had wmds, and when it claimed there was a link between Iraq and 9/11. The "organized greed" of those in government who wanted to invade Iraq defeated the "disorganized democracy" of everyone else.

Jun 29 06:40

What Will the Climate Change Bill Do to Your Job

Jun 29 06:34

London Cops Waterboard Pot Suspects

They do call it a drug war.


Jun 29 06:22

Declaring War On the American Economy

Glad I have solar panels and wind generators!

Jun 29 06:21

What's in store for Cap and Trade "Yes" voters?

Details & links to take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/62

Jun 29 06:21

The Transition From Democracy To A Bank-run Society

The trouble started 24 months ago, but the origins of the financial crisis are still disputed. The problems did not begin with subprime loans, lax lending standards or shoddy ratings agencies. The meltdown can be traced back to the activities of the big banks and their enablers at the Federal Reserve. The Fed's artificially low interest rates provided a subsidy for risky speculation while deregulation allowed financial institutions to increase leverage to perilous levels, creating trillions of dollars of credit backed by insufficient capital reserves.


Jun 29 06:15

I Hereby Renounce My Citizenship

Not me! I'm sticking around for the fun!

n/a

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Jun 29 06:09

Why I Own Guns

I am not a slave!


Jun 29 06:06

Privately run checkpoint stops Palestinians with 'too much food'

A West Bank checkpoint managed by a private security company is not allowing Palestinians to pass through with large water bottles and some food items, Haaretz has learned.

Jun 29 06:03

Israel approves 50 settler homes

Israel has approved the construction of 50 new housing units in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Officials said the homes would house settlers being moved from a nearby unauthorised outpost and were only the first part of an expansion plan.

Jun 29 05:57

Police, Basij 'imposters' arrested in Iran

Iranian police officials have reportedly arrested the armed imposters who posed as security forces during post-election violence in the country.

Iran's Basij commander, Hossein Taeb, said Monday that the imposters had worn police and Basij uniforms to infiltrate the rallies and create havoc.

Taeb added that the recent anti-government riots have killed eight members of the Basij and wounded 300 others.

Iranian security officials --and in particularly the Basij volunteer forces-- have been accused of killing and injuring protestors who took to the streets to protest the outcome of the June 12 election -- which saw incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win by a landslide.

Jun 29 04:33

Federal judge says Obama eligibility case "raises significant issues"

For those of you following the Barack Obama citizenship eligibility issue, WorldNetDaily reported today that in the case of Kerchner v. Obama in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (Camden), the referring judge, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, indicated that he believes the case "raises significant issues." You can read the article at http://www.worldnetdaily.... and you can see the court order where the judge says the case "raises significant issues" at http://www.scribd.com/doc...

As the article notes, the judge has actually been taking letters from the public about the case and entering them into the official court record; you can see examples of this at http://www.scribd.com/doc... and http://www.scribd.com/doc...


Jun 29 03:48

Free Gaza Boat "Spirit of Humanity" Departs Cyprus

The Free Gaza boat the "Spirit of Humanity" departed Cyprus at 7:30am on Monday, 29 July. Twenty-one human rights and solidarity workers representing eleven different countries were aboard. The passengers include Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The ship also carries three tons of medical aid, children's toys, and rehabilitation and reconstruction kits for twenty family homes.

Jun 29 03:30

Pro-War Caucus Running the Democratic Party Ditches the Masks

Recent actions by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Democratic leadership reveal that the rationale under which the party solicits funds–electing more Democrats and defeating Republican incumbents–has taken a back seat to a radical, pro-war agenda.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s latest ad shows that Democrats now seek to wrap themselves in the flag and stake out the “support the troops” high ground, jettisoning the contrary arguments they employed during the last several cycles, opting instead for “the prophesying of smooth patriotism” in ads targeting seven Republican congressmen

Jun 29 03:23

NATO's War Plans For The High North

NATO's War Plans For The High North
Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea

Since the beginning of the year the United States and NATO have repeatedly indicated in both word and deed their intention to lay claim to and extend their military presence in what they refer to as the High North: The Arctic Circle and the waters connecting with it, the Barents and the Norwegian Seas, as well as the Baltic.

Jun 29 03:14

Nominees emerge for U.S. panel on Wall Street meltdown

A bipartisan panel armed with subpoena power to investigate causes of the Wall Street meltdown is on the brink of being launched, as Congress embarks on an ambitious effort to reform policing of the financial sector.



Lockerdome
Jun 29 02:24

How a Loophole Benefits GE in Bank Rescue

Industrial Giant Becomes Top Recipient in Debt-Guarantee Program

General Electric, the world's largest industrial company, has quietly become the biggest beneficiary of one of the government's key rescue programs for banks.

Jun 29 02:14

Creating a 'Pollution Casino'

Creating a 'Pollution Casino': Why the Energy Bill May End Up a Boon for Our Dirtiest Industries

Let's take a look at why Waxman-Markey has the support of big polluters such as Shell Oil and Duke Energy, and not many environmental groups.

Jun 29 00:33

Cap and Tr8tors Can Change Vote by July 2 Deadline!

You have 4 Days left to call your representative!
_______
8 Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade

The following republicans voted FOR the largest tax bill ever passed by a session of Congress.

Any good work they have done has been for naught. Unless they change their votes by the deadline, Wed, July 2nd, they will for ever be a member of the Cap and Tr8tors.

HR 2454 RECORDED VOTE 26-Jun-2009 7:17 PM
BILL TITLE: American Clean Energy and Security Act

#capandtr8tors is the Twitter tag to use on this topic.
_______

http://www.teapartypatrio...

1) Click on their link.
2) Select the 'Contact' tab.
Contact their local office as they are not in DC and home on vacation.

Mary Bono Mack R (CA)
Mike Castle R (DW)
Mark Steven Kirk R (IL)
Leonard Lance R (NJ)

Jun 29 00:19

War Criminals

During World War II the crime of Treason in a time of war, was a hanging offence. As most Americans might remember, as Cheney Bush & Rumsfeld told us daily during their collective reign at the helm, that "this nation is at war!" Or "In this time of war, sacrifices must be made." Okay, so what is the penalty for traitors that commit treason in this "Time of War"? What about those who collaborate with traitors that are committing acts of treason in the current "time of war"?

It's a serious question, but those who would have been charged with investigating these actions [congress] are themselves part of the treasonable collaboration, with those particular figureheads that did indeed commit treason, thousands of times, in this time of war: So where does that leave us now?


June 28, 2009

Jun 28 22:45

Iran's Press TV disputes story of Neda's death

Two people told Press TV there were no security forces in the area when Neda Agha-Soltan, 26, was killed on June 20.

Neda's death was captured on amateur video -- most likely by a cell phone -- and posted online. Within hours, she had become the iconic victim of the Iranian government crackdown.

Eyewitnesses say Neda was shot by pro-government Basij militiamen perched on a rooftop.

But Press TV said the type of bullet that killed her is not used by Iranian security forces.

Jun 28 22:44

Thousands demonstrate silently in Tehran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure doesn't look like thousands in that picture!

Jun 28 22:39

Kimberly-Clark to cut 1,600 jobs

Jun 28 22:39

Billionaire Madoff tied to intelligence agencies

WMR spoke to a former close aide to Madoff who related how he handled a number of transactions personally for Madoff. The source said that Madoff was running a special type of "pump and dump" scheme. The source said Madoff would "pump money out of the system and dump it out to another place." When asked what that "other place" was, the source replied, "Israel."


Jun 28 22:38

I Swear I Wasn't There (But I Was)

The New York Times recently reported on an announcement by Dr. Todd C. Sacktor and André A. Fenton at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in which the doctors stated that a substance called PKMzeta is responsible for memory-related tasks in the brain. The Times characterized this as an “open door to editing memory.” Studies with rats and mice show that a drug called ZIP interferes with PKMzeta, erasing learned behaviors

Jun 28 22:33

Israeli's Invent a Robotic Spy Snake

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Go ahead, eat the apple!!!!"

Jun 28 22:32

Israel: Rise of the Right

Ilan Mizrahi has spent 16 years photographing and filming right wing Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron. His film, Israel: Rise of the Right, looks at the followers of Rabbi Meir Kahane, an American-born rabbi and politician who proposed the mass expulsion of Arabs from Israel before he was assassinated in 1990.

Jun 28 22:30

Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S.

At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras today were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses.


Jun 28 22:03

U.S. supplied Afghan insurgents for ‘Al Qaeda’ in Iraq

U.S. supplied Afghan insurgents for ‘Al Qaeda’ in Iraq
By Wayne Madsen
Jun 29, 2009, 00:18
(WMR) -- WMR has learned from an intelligence source who served in 2007 at the Tallil Air Base in Iraq, also known as Camp Adder by the U.S. Army and Ali Air Base by the U.S. Air Force, that United States intelligence services imported Afghan mercenaries into Iraq in order to attack Iraqi civilians and military personnel, as well as coalition forces, including U.S. service personnel. The Afghans were recruited from Taliban ranks and were paid for their services in Iraq.

Jun 28 20:11

Hyperinflation Nation the Documentary

Jun 28 19:52

Anarchaeology

Anarchaeology is the study of how people throughout history have progressed and thrived with limited government or with no government at all.

Anarcheology is also the study of how governments cause chaos, and create poverty, misery and mass slaughter, destroying civilizations.


Jun 28 16:50

Obama's Honduran Coup d'Etat

Obama's First Coup d'Etat: Honduran President has been Kidnapped: Updates 1-17
June 28th 2009, by Eva Golinger
Honduras is a nation that has been the victim of dictatorships and massive U.S. intervention during the past century, including several military invasions. The last major U.S. government intervention in Honduras occured during the 1980s, when the Reagain Administration funded death squads and paramilitaries to eliminate any potential "communist threats" in Central America. At the time, John Negroponte, was the U.S. Ambassador in Honduras and was responsible for directly funding and training Honduran death squads that were responsable for thousands of disappeared and assassinated throughout the region.

Jun 28 16:14

Organized Greed Always Defeats Disorganized Democracy

Some thoughts on 911,falseflags and conspiracies.

Jun 28 16:03

11 Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws

Jun 28 15:58

AJAX REDUX:U.S. Heavy Meddle in Iran


Jun 28 15:52

Even Guantanamo Bay Is Better Than This!

Jun 28 15:49

Galloway stirs up a new storm with TV defence of regime

In his latest statement on Press TV, Galloway defended his stance, saying: "Press TV is Iranian-owned but that doesn't influence my opinion which is that until there is even a scintilla of evidence that the election was fiddled, we have to accept the verdict of the Iranian people, however much some of us might not like it."

Jun 28 15:46

7 Years In Chains

Detained at 14,tortured and released at 21.One particular soldier with scissors, would hold my penis and threaten to cut it off!

Jun 28 15:39

California... Here We Come!



Pixfuture
Jun 28 15:33

Why Baghdad Can Never Be Secured

Jun 28 14:43

The Secret History

No criminal charges have ever been brought against any C.I.A. officer involved in the torture program, despite the fact that at least three prisoners interrogated by agency personnel died as the result of mistreatment. In the first case, an unnamed detainee under C.I.A. supervision in Afghanistan froze to death after having been chained, naked, to a concrete floor overnight. The body was buried in an unmarked grave. In the second case, an Iraqi prisoner named Manadel al-Jamadi died on November 4, 2003, while being interrogated by the C.I.A. at Abu Ghraib prison, outside Baghdad. A forensic examiner found that he had essentially been crucified; he died from asphyxiation after having been hung by his arms, in a hood, and suffering broken ribs.

Jun 28 14:14

Aloha America !

After arriving, I came to the revelation (?) that the only place to file a lawsuit
over Obama’s missing birth records was Hawai’i. That's where the original paperwork was located. I filed. That night nearly 100,000 persons viewed one of my web sites
. Not bad for a day’s work.

My pending Hawai’i lawsuit elicits several comments every day. What is the status? What is happening? When will it be heard?

Uniformly I advise people that the judicial process is slow, and just as slow in Hawai’i as anywhere else.

My case is currently pending in the Hawai’i Intermediate Court of Appeals. (You can check their online docket, Martin v. Lingle.)

Jun 28 13:37

Choosing a color for an over-throw

The David Icke Newsletter
By David Icke
6-28-9
TWO WRONGS MAKE A DOUBLE WRONG
Talk about deja vu. Was I watching protests in the Ukraine this week? Or Georgia? It certainly looked like it. But, no, it was Iran. I knew because the colour was different.
In Georgia in 2003 the colour was red, or 'rose', and in the Ukraine in 2004 it was orange. In Iran this week, it is green. Apart from that, the same modus operandi was playing out once again orchestrated by the usual suspects hiding in the shadows.


Jun 28 13:08

'Coup' in Honduras; Chavez Blames US for Involvement

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested by soldiers earlier on Sunday, is in Costa Rica and has asked for asylum, CNN's Spanish-language channel reported, citing the Costa Rican government.

Zelaya, an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had provoked a political crisis after seeking to hold a consultative vote on constitutional reforms that a court ruled was illegal.

Jun 28 13:08

Madoff may not have benefited most in scam

It is rare these days to see Bernard Madoff's name in print unaccompanied by the word "Ponzi." Yet recent allegations raise the possibility of one key difference between Madoff's crimes and those of legendary con artist Charles Ponzi. While Ponzi's scam was under way, Ponzi himself was its biggest beneficiary. It now appears that the biggest winner in Madoff's scheme may not have been Madoff at all, but a secretive businessman named Jeffry Picower.

Between December 1995 and December 2008, Picower and his family withdrew from their various Madoff accounts $5.1 billion more than they invested with the self-confessed swindler, according to a lawsuit filed by the trustee who is trying to recover money for those Madoff defrauded.

Jun 28 13:07

Demonising Iran conveniently hides uncomfortable truths for the West

THE MAINSTREAM media narrative of events unfolding in Iran has been set out for us as clear as a fairytale: an evil dictatorship has rigged elections and now violently suppresses its country's democrats, hysterically blaming foreign saboteurs the while. But the Twitter generation is on the right side of history (in Obama's words), and could bring Iran back within the regional circle of moderation. If only Iran becomes moderate, a whole set of regional conflicts will be solved.

Jun 28 13:06

FLASHBACK - Iran Official: U.S. Hired Deadly Mosque Bombers

A top Iranian official accused the U.S. of hiring the bombers who carried out a devastating attack on a Shiite mosque in the southeastern city of Zahedan, killing as many as 23, Fars news agency reported on Friday.

"Three people involved with the terrorist incident were arrested," Jalal Sayah, a deputy provincial governor told the agency. "According to the information obtained they were hired by America and the agents of the arrogance."



Taboola
Jun 28 13:06

Our latest T-shirt design!

Jun 28 12:55

Hall of Shame: TDAmeritrade - Pattern Matcher

Continuing the "get rich quick" propaganda. Apparently everyone can make money while adding no real value to the system - by "watching patterns." Gimme a break. This alone drives inflation as I see it - especially when the currency is not fixed and allowed to fluctuate. People are led to confuse money with wealth. This worked because of the relatively stable history of the dollar, but we are entering a new era where people will get quite the wake-up call. Commercials like this get the suckers to buy into a system sucking the remaining wealth from them.

Jun 28 12:02

Nearly completed high-rise collapses in Shanghai

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AND DOES NOT COLLAPSE STRAIGHT DOWN INTO ITS OWN FOOTPRINT!

Jun 28 12:00

SUNDAY’S IRANITOONS

Jun 28 11:59

11th Circuit Grants Wesley Snipes Oral Argument in Appeal of His Tax Fraud Conviction

Ellen Podgor (Stetson) of our sister White Collar Crime Blog reports that the 11th Circuit has granted actor Wesley Snipes oral argument in the appeal of his conviction on three misdemeanor tax fraud counts. Oral argument is scheduled for November 2009, so Mr. Snipes should remain free on bail until well into 2010. Ellen notes that the 11th Circuit last year granted oral argument in only 16% of criminal appeals, so this is a real coup for the Snipes defense team.

Jun 28 11:57

Israel lobbyist Paul Wolfowitz calls for US interference in Iran

The New York Times published an Op-Ed piece (19 June) by Paul Wolfowitz, the man more responsible than others in the previous US administration for unjustified death and destruction in Iraq.

Bernard Weiner, writing in the Crisis Papers reveals that in 1992, then-Secretary of Defence Dick Cheney had a strategy report drafted for the Department of Defence, written by Paul Wolfowitz, who was then the under-secretary of defence for policy.

In it, the US government was urged, as the world's sole remaining superpower, to move aggressively and militarily around the globe. The report called for pre-emptive attacks and ad hoc coalitions, but said that the US should be ready to act alone when "collective action cannot be orchestrated."

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Jun 28 11:38

Obama - Signing Statements - LIAR

Our society is based upon lies and fraud. Somewhere along the line, it became socially acceptable to lie. There is no outrage and there are no consequences when politicians, government officials, or corporate CEOs are caught lying. It is normal behavior. In fact, the pendulum has swung so far that I contend that honest people are at a severe disadvantage.

Jun 28 10:50

Iran 'must free UK embassy staff'

The European Union has demanded the immediate release of Iranian staff at Britain's embassy in Tehran detained on Saturday over post-election unrest.

EU ministers meeting in Greece warned that "harassment or intimidation" of embassy staff would be met with a "strong and collective" response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Great Britain left their staff in Iran in the hopes they would be arrested, creating a new "hostage" crisis justifying a military intervention.

If Ahmadinejad is smart, he will declare the entire British Embassy Staff persona non grata and send them back to Great Britain. This is a public slap in the face to Britain (and the US) for attempting an overthrow while removing the excuse for a follow-up invasion.

Jun 28 10:45

Secret US-equipped 'Dirty Brigade' in Iraq - an elite American-trained [death squad] - Iraqis call it "the dirty brigade." Its real name is the Counter Terrorism Bureau

Jun 28 10:44

Comics artist Mark Sable detained for Unthinkable acts

Boom! Studios sends word that comics writer Mark Sable was detained by TSA security guards at Los Angeles International Airport this past weekend because he was carrying a script for a new issue of his comic miniseries Unthinkable. Sable was detained while traveling to New York for a debut party at Jim Hanley's Universe today.

The comic series follows members of a government think tank that was tasked with coming up with 9/11-type "unthinkable" terrorist scenarios that now are coming true.

Jun 28 10:42

U.S. announces revamp of Afghan drug policy

The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, told The Associated Press that eradication programs weren't working and were only driving farmers into the hands of the Taliban.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ummm, Dick? The Taliban execute drug farmers. That is why prior to the US invasion, the opium trade had all but been wiped out in Afghanistan.

And if fighting opium is your goal, WHY ARE US SOLDIERS GUARDING THE POPPY FIELDS!

Jun 28 10:42

China’s War on Google

In the wake of an Iranian uprising broadcast to the world through YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, the acquiescence of American search engines to Chinese censorship laws feels more dangerous than ever.

The latest ruse of protecting children from Internet porn is also a means to shove Google and other foreign firms out of the market, making room for the national Chinese search engine Baidu, where porn sites are up and running, but not links to “Tiananmen,” “Tibet” and “Falon Gong.”

Jun 28 10:36

John Boenher proves the climate bill is trash

Jun 28 10:23

Dr. in Neda video gave 2 completely different stories

Version 1

shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0624/1224249417475.html

Version 2

shot by an armed man on a motorcycle.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8119713.stm

Jun 28 10:20

Iranian authorities arrest protest 'masterminds'

But Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested what it is calling the "masterminds" of the unrest and says it has proof they are linked to European countries and to Israel.

Jun 28 10:17

'Armchair' Killing: A US-Israeli Trade-mark

One of the wounded commented: "If the Taliban are bombing the mosques and America is bombing the funerals, what is the difference between them? We are stuck between Taliban and US attacks and when we are killed, not only no one cries for us, but also we are dubbed militants."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: extremely, horrifically graphic picture at the top of this article.

But please, take a good, hard look at this 8 year old little girl.

Imagine, for one second, that she was your little girl.

Imagine what you would be thinking about the people who did this to her.

This is your tax dollars at work in Pakistan. You have every right to see what it has been purchasing.

Jun 28 10:16

Two weeks after: Iran rallies fade, elite split

Supporters of defeated candidate Mirhossein Mousavi, who want the result annulled, plan to release thousands of balloons on Friday with the message: "Neda you will always remain in our hearts," in memory of the young woman killed last week who has become an icon of the protests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

LOOK AT ALL THOSE BALLOONS! THERE MUST BE ... 20 OF THEM UP THERE!

As for Neda: If the overthrowers were truly concerned with democracy and an honest vote, they would never stray from that agenda. Like Bev Harris at blackboxvoting.org, that would continue to be the focus no matter what happens. That is what interity of purpose is all about.

But in the case of the overthrowers, they dropped the election as soon as it was not getting traction and shifted to Neda when it looked like she was the better propaganda tool. But in their haste to rebrand, they have wrecked their own credibility. The public sees them as opportunists using any issue as a means to the end of forcing their new government onto the people of Iran. It is indeed 1953 all over again!

Jun 28 10:11

TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at Florida home

Tampa police say Billy Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

Authorities say Mays was pronounced dead Sunday morning after being found by his wife at home. There were no signs of a break-in, and investigators do not suspect foul play. The coroner's office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.

Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, says the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.

Jun 28 10:10

China Seeks New Global Reserve Currency

BEIJING -- China's central bank reiterated its call for the creation of a new international currency that could replace currencies like the dollar in countries' official reserves.

In its annual report on financial stability, issued Friday, the People's Bank of China said the country will push reform of the international currency system to make it more diversified and reasonable. While it didn't specifically target the U.S. currency, it said it aims to reduce over-reliance on the current reserve currencies, of which the dollar is the biggest.

"To avoid the shortcomings of sovereign credit currencies acting as reserve currencies, we need to create an... international reserve currency that can maintain the long-term stability of its value," the PBOC said....

Jun 28 10:07

US states' budget crisis sets stage for new attack on the working class

At its heart, the state budget crises are driven by the recession and the impoverishment of the working class. Layoffs and wage cuts are rapidly diminishing returns on state and local taxation?income, sales, and property taxes. At the same time, increasing numbers of unemployed workers and their families are turning to state-administered social safety programs already woefully unprepared for hard times.

Now, as the fiscal year approaches its June 30 end, the budget crisis is being used by Democratic and Republican governors alike to launch a new attack in the social position of the working class. This will be carried out through cuts to social programs, education, and transportation; layoffs and wage and benefit cuts for state workers; and regressive forms of taxation targeting the spending and income of working class households.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Things could get very ugly in major metropolitan areas around the US toward the end of this summer.

Unfortunately, these are precisely the kinds of event that could trigger national calls for martial law.

Jun 28 10:02

Obama's Ludicrous Declaration on Torture Day

Spending U.S. tax dollars for private groups aiding torture victims supposedly compensates for Obama's coverup of the evidence of U.S. government torture and his de facto pardon of all the torturers and torture policymakers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This statement doesn't and won't let Obama off the hook for covering up the war crimes of his predecessor; We the People cannot - and will not - allow that to happen.

Jun 28 09:54

PHOTO MONTAGE ~~ EMPEROR OBAMA’S NEW CLOTHES

Jun 28 09:54

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS AGAINST TORTURE

Jun 28 09:54

UNIFIL refutes Israeli reports it found 20 rockets in Lebanon

The spokeswoman of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) dismissed on Friday a report carried by an Israeli newspaper that UN peacekeepers found around 20 Katyusha rockets that were ready for launch in south Lebanon. "The news report is inaccurate," Yasmina Bouziane said on Friday, adding that if the news had been correct, the UN will be "immediately notified through the appropriate channels."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel, after having recently massed military assets on the Lebanese border is looking for some reason - any reason - to invade Lebanon again, and this time, to go all the way to the Litani River, because it desperately needs the water resources the Litani can provide.

Jun 28 09:49

Israel envoy blasts UN report on Palestinians as 'biased'

The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday blasted a report on Israel's conduct vis-a-vis the Palestinians, put together by the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief John Holmes.

In a strident letter addressed to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Gabriela Shalev accused the UN of political bias, ahead of a special Security Council session devoted to "the protection of civilians in armed conflicts."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering all the other reports from the ground in Israeli occupied territories concerning Palestinians, it appears that Ambassador Gabriela Shalev is profoundly allergic to the truth.

And by the way, Ambassador Shalev, were you aware that the torture of children in order to get them to sign confessions in a language they do not read(i.e., Hebrew) is a war crime?

Just checking.

Jun 28 09:40

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE, I TOLD THEM EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH

In one of his verbose obfuscations of reality, President Obama declared on June 23, 2009;

“The United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is not interfering with Iran’s affairs. Some in Iran — some in the Iranian government, in particular, are trying to avoid that debate by accusing the United States and others in the West of instigating protests over the election. These accusations are patently false.”

The facts as reported elsewhere provide the evidence that the United States government is directly engaged in its continuing historic role as a racist colonizing state by its interference in the internal affairs of Iran and providing tax exempt status---a form of indirect funding---for organizations engaged in these activities.

Jun 28 09:39

To Gays Who Supported Him, Obama Hasn't Walked the Walk

If Diane Silver's blog reflects the sentiments of gay and lesbian Americans in the heartland, President Barack Obama is fast losing a serious fan base.

Jun 28 09:34

How AIPAC Harms Israel

The wheels are squeaking on the tumbrel methinks. At a recent conclave held by AIPAC, unease arose, reasonably enough, over eroding American support for Israel. What apparently did not arise was any indication of understanding of why support is eroding.

Jun 28 09:33

Squatters occupy the empty Brentford home of MPs Ann & Alan Keen

Jun 28 09:30

MPs squirm as the spotlight turns on second jobs

The Prime Minister's plan to embarrass the Shadow Cabinet by forcing MPs to publish details of their second jobs looks set to backfire after it emerged that senior Labour MPs and former ministers are more reluctant to part with their outside earnings.

Jun 28 09:29

'Moonlighting' MPs braced for embarrassing revelations: 'One member runs an eco-cemetery and occasionally digs graves'

Jun 28 09:28

Iran still interfering in Iraq, top Army general says

Iran continues to "interfere" in Iraq, including training insurgents and paying surrogates, the U.S. commander in Iraq told CNN on
Sunday.

But Army Gen. Ray Odierno said his mission is limited to providing security within Iraq, no matter the provocation from Iran or elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pot.....kettle.....black.

Jun 28 09:23

British Rum Maker Got a $2.7 Billion Payout from TARP

In June 2008, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. agreed to give London-based Diageo Plc billions of dollars in tax incentives to move its production of Captain Morgan rum from one U.S. island -- Puerto Rico -- to another, namely St. Croix.

DeJongh says he had no idea his deal would help make the world’s largest liquor distiller the most unlikely beneficiary of the emergency Troubled Asset Relief Program approved by Congress just four months later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable; while homeless US Vets sleep in our streets.

Jun 28 09:18

Depots Beach evictions due

Tomorrow, city crews will begin a four-day cleanup along a stretch on the Wai'anae Coast known as Depots Beach in Nanakuli.

The cleanup marks the latest phase of a city effort begun nearly three years ago to move out the homeless along the coast, encourage them to take advantage of shelters or find other housing, and reclaim the beaches and parks for use by the general public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As in almost everywhere else in this country, homelessness in Hawaii is about to become a criminal offense.

Jun 28 09:15

Criminal Rothschilds

I am one of those who do not believe the national debt is a national blessing... it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country . Andrew Jackson, Letter to L. H. Coleman of Warrenton, N.C., 29 April 1824
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