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"Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." -- State of the Union Address: Abraham Lincoln (December 3, 1861)

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April 13, 2010

Apr 13 10:46

Census gear is outsourced

A Chicago alderman says he has received a load of gear promoting the 2010 Census that was manufactured in China, Bangladesh and Haiti.

Alderman Ed Burke said it appears the United States government has outsourced promoting the census to foreign countries, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday.

Apr 13 10:45

ISRAEL: Nationalist group urges model Bar Refaeli to marry Jewish, dump Leo DiCaprio

Supermodel Bar Refaeli is one of Israel's most successful "exports." But with fame comes responsibility -- and now an Israeli organization is beseeching Refaeli not to wed Leonardo DiCaprio -- out of a responsibility to future generations.

"It is not by chance that you were born Jewish," wrote Baruch Marzel in a letter he sent Refaeli through her mother (and that promptly appeared in the press). "Your grandmother and her grandmother did not dream that one of their descendants would one day remove the family's future generations from the Jewish people. Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Not that we are being racist or anything tacky like that ... because it is only racism when it is done to Jews, not by them!"

Apr 13 10:43

Lockheed F-35 Projected Cost May Rise an Additional $51 Billion

The cost of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter, the most expensive U.S. weapons program, may rise as much as $51 billion beyond the $328 billion estimate given to Congress April 1, according to a worse-case Pentagon scenario.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There have been major cost overruns on that Bluetooth interface for the pilots' iPods!" -- The Hexagon

Apr 13 10:41

'Obscene' sculpture must go before pope visits Malta: mayor

The mayor of a town near Malta's main airport called Monday for the removal of a sculpture resembling a penis near the road leading to the capital Valletta ahead of a weekend visit by the pope.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever stop to think that the Pope might like the thing? He's got something very much like it standing in the middle of that plaza outside his crib in Rome!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 13 10:20

"Yeshiva" of Brooklyn also Guilty of Child Abuse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just the Catholics. It is not just the Christians. Child molestation is a symptom of organized religion itself.

Apr 13 10:15

Deport the Palestinians to Where They Came From – Israel

It was bound to happen. The Israelis have decided to opt for outright ethnic cleansing. As of April 13, 2010 - the Israelis military will be accorded the power to deport any Palestinian or any foreigner in the West Bank if their papers ‘aren’t in order.’ The IDF has already made it clear that the order will not apply to Israeli citizens in the West Bank - you know - the illegal Jewish settlers. In fact, if you are Mongolian and can produce a faded newspaper clip announcing your grandfather’s bar mitzvah - that will be sufficient documentation to acquire immediate Israeli citizenship and get a red carpet reception when you relocate to the occupied territories. They’ll even provide you with subsidized housing if you take them up on the offer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And your tax dollars support this!

If the United Nations fails to act on this (and it will), it loses all credibility as any kind of global governance body, despite pretensions to the contrary. It is a relic; as relevant to the 21st Century as the League of Nations.

Apr 13 10:14

Stupid Simple Arduino LF RFID Tag Spoofer

RFID tags are all over the place. They're used in building access control systems, passports, inventory tracking . . . This instructable will show how you can use an Arduino and a few simple components (wire coil, transistor, capacitor, resistor) to make a device that can spoof an 125 KHz (low frequency) RFID tag. This is version 1, so there are many enhancements that can be made, but this version is stupid simple, yet it works. I did this in a few hours without much previous knowledge of RFID and without any fancy equipment

Apr 13 10:12

WikiLeaks plans to post a new controversial video this time showing US massacre of Afghani civilians

Now, this new clip about to be released will show previously classified footage from US warplanes that had been tapped to bomb Taliban positions in Farah province, Afghanistan last year.

Adds the UK Telegraph: "The Afghan government said at the time that the strikes by F-18 and B1 planes near Granai killed 147 civilians. An independent Afghan inquiry later put the toll at 86."

"Video footage of the strike could prove highly damaging to the Nato-led coalition if it showed pilots failing to safeguard civilian lives," the paper continues.


Apr 13 10:10

Most think Pope involved in coverup: poll

At least two million Canadians personally know someone, a friend, relative or acquaintance, who has been sexually assaulted by a Roman Catholic priest, a new national poll suggests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Correction: At least two million Canadians personally know someone, a friend, relative or acquaintance, who has been sexually assaulted by a Roman Catholic priest AND GONE PUBLIC WITH THAT INFORMATION, a new national poll suggests.

Nobody knows how many victims remain silent, brainwashed into thinking that they will be sent to Hell for daring to speak out against a priest!

Apr 13 10:08

Security increased for Pope's Malta visit

Security around the Pope is to be stepped up for his visit to Malta after sex abuse victims on the island said they planned to protest at his failure to tackle the scandal rocking the Catholic Church.

Apr 13 10:08

Lord Rothschild: Don't You Dare Touch My Plantation!

It seems Lord Rothschild is leading a revolt against the biggest rail project proposed for Britain in more than 100 years, a high-speed rail line scheduled to connect London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds. Apparently the line is scheduled to pass through the back yards of numerous rich and famous residents, ranging from Rothschild, to Sir Ozzy Osbourne, and others of that ilk.

Poor Jacob. He objects to the fact that the train would cut directly through the 5,700-acre estate where he lives, and leave a "scar" on the landscape. Not enough room, I guess.

Apr 13 10:07

Top 5 Billionaire Hedge Fund Managers Are Zionists

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There would have been six, but Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot got busted!


Apr 13 10:06

Bishop Giacomo Babini blames Jews for attacks on Pope

A retired Italian bishop has provoked fury by reportedly suggesting that “Zionists” are behind the current storm of accusations over clerical sex abuse shaking the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

Monsignor Giacomo Babini, the Bishop Emeritus of Grossetto, was quoted by the Italian Roman Catholic website Pontifex as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind the criticism of the Pope, given that it was “powerful and refined” in nature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to Pope Benny the Rat, Jooz broke into thousands of churches around the world and held guns to the head of the priests and FORCED them to diddle the altar boys!

Apr 13 10:02

Leaked U.S. Document Calls For “Global Regime” To Tackle Climate Change

A confidential U.S. government document obtained by the London Guardian highlights the ongoing agenda to create a structure of global governance in the name of combating climate change.

Apr 13 10:01

Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?

From the invasion of Afghanistan until last summer, the U.S. military had lost 761 soldiers in combat there. But a higher number in the service — 817 — had taken their own lives over the same period. The surge in suicides, which have risen five years in a row, has become a vexing problem for which the Army's highest levels of command have yet to find a solution despite deploying hundreds of mental-health experts and investing millions of dollars. And the elephant in the room in much of the formal discussion of the problem is the burden of repeated tours of combat duty on a soldier's battered psyche.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Anybody trying to commit suicide will be shot!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 13 09:59

A couple excerpts of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

For the first time—in the last relatively free election Germany was to have—the Nazi Party now could employ all the vast resources of the government to win votes. Goebbels was jubilant. "Now it will be easy," he wrote in his diary on February 3, "to carry on the fight, for we can call on all the resources of the State. Radio and press are at our disposal. We shall stage a masterpiece of propaganda. And this time, naturally, there is no lack of money."(

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sound familiar?


Apr 13 09:59

IMF Prepares For Global Cataclysm, Expands Backup Rescue Facility By Half A Trillion

And all the pundits thought that the IMF would be on the hook for just €10 billion... The IMF has just announced that it is expanding its New Arrangement to Borrow (NAB) multilateral facility from its existing $50 billion by a whopping $500 billion (SDR333.5 billion), to $550 billion.

Apr 13 09:57

FLASHBACK - Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups

a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated "cognitive infiltration" of groups that advocate "conspiracy theories" like the ones surrounding 9/11.

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures," in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via "chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine" those groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just in case you wondered where all the pro-government posters with absolutely no knowledge of the actual facts yet determined to shout you into submission were coming from.

Apr 13 09:54

More than half of Detroit's homeless at risk of dying on streets

The just released findings in a survey of homeless people in the Detroit area indicate that 51% of those questioned are at risk of dying on the streets — a 9% increase above the national average.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A nation with citizens sleeping in the alleys and eating out of trash dumpsters has no business sending a single tax dollar to foreign governments.

Apr 13 09:52

Tax Day 2010: Most of every dollar you pay in federal taxes is spent on...

Health care? Social Security? An economic stimulus bill? Wars? Bailing out Wall Street banks? Education? Our nation's infrastructure? Each may be a good guess based on the issues that get attention in the mainstream media.

The correct answer may be that 53% of the federal tax being collected in 2010 has already been allocated for defense spending.


Apr 13 09:45

Preparations Being Made To Move Fort Knox Gold Into Your Bank Account

Imagine if I told you that all the gold in Ft. Knox, which was confiscated from Americans early in the 20th century, is about to be transferred to your bank account in an apportionment equal to the amount of banked money in your checking, savings or deferred-tax 401k accounts. Imagine this – you would own real gold. Depositors would receive paper IOUs stating their money on account is now fully backed by gold coins held in the vault of your bank.

How does this sound to you?

Apr 13 09:40

UK govt: IP address is "Intellectual Property address"

The UK has just passed a far-reaching "Digital Economy" bill that gets the judiciary into the website-blocking business and orders ISPs to pass on copyright notices from media companies. It also makes it easy to expand into throttling and Internet disconnections a year from now.

The moves are explicitly done to help the UK's music and movie industries. This "help the rightsholders!" thinking has taken such hold in the government that an "IP address" can now be defined as an "Intellectual Property (IP) address" rather than an "Internet Protocol address" in official government correspondence—and no one bats an eye.

Apr 13 09:32

PROPAGANDA ALERT - A Nuclear Iran Could Become the First ‘Suicide State’

President Obama’s naive belief in rationality could turn Israeli cities into cemeteries

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that someone has been reading WRH and in particular this page, which reminds everyone that whereas Iran is accused (without proof) of wanting to build a nuclear weapon, both Israel and the US have hundreds and thousands of deliverable warheads respectively and that since Ahmadinejad, like all world leaders, has an ego the size of his own country, he will never initiate a war which would destroy future generations of citizens willing to admire his statues and face on the money.

This article is a pathetic attempt to counter that argument, trying to claim that Iran, alone out of all the nations on Earth, is willing to destroy itself just to attack Israel. This is, of course, utter nonsense, given that Iran (unlike Israel) has not invaded anyone for the last 200 years.

Apr 13 09:26

PROPAGANDA ALERT - US Says Iranian Nuclear Announcement Shows Nefarious Intentions

The State Department said Friday Iran's announcement that it has a new generation of uranium-enrichment centrifuges is more evidence of nefarious intentions with regard to its nuclear program. The Iranian move came a day after world powers began negotiations on a new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Little known fact about those centrifuges; they wear out rather rapidly. The uranium hexaflouride feed stock is highly corrosive (the reason Teflon was invented), and like any industrial equipment, no matter how well built they are they do wear out. For a nation engaged in creating a nuclear power infrastructure, as Iran is allowed to do under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, replacement of the centrifuges is inevitable.

"Evidence of nefarious intentions" does not like in building power stations. It lies in actually building nuclear weapons (as the US and Israel has done) and in actually using nuclear weapons against other countries (as the US has done).


Apr 13 09:20

GOLD PRICE FIXING BOMBSHELL

In what might have been a harbinger of things to come, CFTC announced a week before the hearing that they had had a fire in the room where its gold and silver records are held.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF YOU DON'T HAVE PHYSICAL POSSESSION OF YOUR GOLD, YOU NEVER WILL!

Apr 13 09:16

Chemical Moshe, Professional Palestinian Killer

In this article from Thinkprogress.org several comments from a recent Ya’alon interview in Yediot Ahronot are translated from the Hebrew and Ya’alon makes it completely clear that all the world is indeed a stage, and the idiotic Americans don’t even know which play they are watching and that they are the laughing-stock as far as the actors are concerned.

The article makes it clear that the peace process is not but a bunch of “manuevers” and that Netanyahu’s positions are all stratagems for increased settlement expansion.

Apr 13 09:16

Behind the Afghan Fraud

However, the White House gathering suggests that the administration may be searching for a way out before the 2012 elections. With the economic crisis at home continuing, and the bill for the war passing $200 billion, Afghanistan is looking more and more like a long tunnel with no light at the end.

Certainly our allies seem to have concluded that the Americans are on an exit path.

Apr 13 08:57

WHO Appoints H1N1 Cover-Up Committee

Reports that the WHO is appointing an 'independent' committee to investigate its own conduct in the H1N1 panic of 2009 has been tempered by the fact that one of the committee's members, John Mackenzie, was in fact one of the advisors who urged the WHO to declare a pandemic in the first place. He also has ties to vaccine manufacturers, making him part of the very charge being investigated: that the WHO relied on advisors with a financial interest in declaring a pandemic regardless of the facts on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

INMHO the great global "When Pigs Fly" flu was the second of three pillar son which the push for global government rests, alongside the global warming non-crisis and the global financial take-down.


Apr 13 08:56

The Great Prostate Mistake

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994, the P.S.A. test is the most commonly used tool for detecting prostate cancer.

The test’s popularity has led to a hugely expensive public health disaster. It’s an issue I am painfully familiar with — I discovered P.S.A. in 1970. As Congress searches for ways to cut costs in our health care system, a significant savings could come from changing the way the antigen is used to screen for prostate cancer.

Apr 13 08:50

Homosexuality to blame for sex abuse: Vatican cardinal

Two of Pope Benedict XVI's top advisors have addressed the sexual abuse cases that have shaken the Roman Catholic Church, but appear to have only added more fuel to the fire.

Apr 13 08:48

VIDEO: WITNESSES OF 2007 'COLLATERAL MURDER' EVENT INTERVIEWED

One Day After 2007 Attack, Iraqi
Witnesses Describe the US Killings of Iraqi Civilians.

(repost from Democracracy Now!)

also see http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/wikileaks-update-military-says-t...

video live at source

Apr 13 08:45

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics … and Graphs

Watts Up With That?

I got to thinking about how the information about temperatures is presented. Usually, we are shown a graph something like Fig. 1, which shows the change in the US temperatures over the last century.

Whoa, this is obviously a huge and scary change, look at the slope of that trend line, this must be something that calls for immediate action. So, what’s not to like about this graph?

What’s wrong with it is that there is nothing in the graph that we can compare to our normal existence. Usually, we don’t even go so far as to think “Well, it’s changed about one degree Fahrenheit, call it half a degree C, that’s not even enough to feel the difference.”


Apr 13 08:45

Ringo Starr: 'Vatican has more to talk about than the Beatles'

The Vatican may have forgiven the Beatles over the weekend for their "satanic" messages -- but Ringo Starr, the legendary band's drummer, says he couldn't care less.

In a tribute published to mark the 40th anniversary of the breakup of the band, who singer John Lennon once claimed were "more popular than Jesus," the Vatican newspaper "L'Osservatore Romano" said it had forgiven them and called them a "precious jewel."

But Starr told CNN: "Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic -- and they've still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they've got more to talk about than the Beatles."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Ringo!

Apr 13 08:43

At Least 21 Civilians Killed in Mogadishu Violence

Violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today killed at least 21 civilians and two government soldiers, and left scores injured. The bulk of the civilian toll came, as it so often does in Mogadishu, with AU shelling against a densely populated residential area.

Apr 13 08:43

Gaza: Clash with Israeli force kills 2 fighters

Two fighters were killed and two others injured in clashes with Israeli forces near the Al-Bureij refugee camp following an Israeli military incursion into the Strip early Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Incursion": To walk into someone else's home and start shooting.

Apr 13 08:37

Holocaustianity and the Rape of Palestine.

Here’s the point. I don’t personally know what happened in Germany and neighboring nations during the Second World War. I wasn’t there in this present incarnation. I don’t spend a lot of time troubling my head and wondering where they got another 3 million dead from, after they lowered the death count at Auschwitz. I’m not saying 3 million new corpses didn’t materialize as needed, in much the same way that there are more holocaust survivors now than there were when the war ended. I’m not puzzling myself about how the world Jewish population actually increased during the period of World War 2. I don’t know. I am going to be having dinner with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny sometime in June and I’m going to get them to explain it to me.



Lockerdome
Apr 13 08:35

BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

This is one of the biggest financial stories of the decade. Because it is complex, most Americans will not understand it. But the fraud and manipulation in the gold and silver markets has the potential to cause a massive economic collapse

Apr 13 08:32

Lieberman: U.S. Should Attack Iran's Nuclear Program if All Else Fails

Sen. Joe Lieberman says the world is at a "turning point in history," and the United States should begin preparing plans to attack Iran's nuclear program — and use that option if all diplomatic and other means fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My plan is ...

1. Put Joe Lieberman on an airplane with a rifle and parachute.

2. Fly over Iran.

3. Toss Joe Lieberman out of that airplane.

4. Toss out the rifle.

5. Toss out the parachute.

Okay, so it's not perfect, but it is a plan!

Apr 13 07:58

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.

The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.

"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.

Apr 13 07:56

Russian Submarine Kursk - photos disprove the official story


Apr 13 07:48

More civilian deaths in Afghanistan

Another deadly day in Afghanistan after western troops opened fire on a bus in the southern city of Kandahar. Afghan authorities are once again looking for answers from NATO, while survivors say four civilians were killed in the attack. NATO says the incident occurred as international troops tried to ward off an oncoming vehicle.

Apr 13 07:47

A Banana Republic With No Bananas

Experts on third world banana republics from the IMF and the Federal Reserve have said the U.S. has become a third world banana republic (and see this and this).

Are they right?

Well, let's look at Wikipedia's description of the four factors which make a country a banana republic.

Apr 13 07:46

Afghan killings spark anti-US protests

Within hours, scores of Afghans had blocked the main highway out of Kandahar city with burning tires, chanting "Death to America," and calling for the downfall of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself a Kandahar native.

"The Americans are constantly killing our civilians and the government is not demanding an explanation," said resident Mohammad Razaq. "We demand justice from the Karzai government and the punishment of those soldiers responsible."

Apr 13 07:42

Why Resistance Is Essential

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Apr 13 07:24

Hamid Karzai, R.I.P. A prediction

The war in Afghanistan, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama pledged to win, is over – and we lost. No one realizes this, quite yet, but give them time – because the fruits of our defeat are already a veritable cornucopia. And the reason can be summed up rather neatly in two words: Hamid Karzai.

Apr 13 06:54

Deja vu Iran-Scott Ritter New President, Same Lies

Scott Ritter, a former UNSCOM weapons inspector, was the single individual who, before the war, stuck his neck out stated that Iraq did NOT possess WMD. He was all over national TV with this message but was dismissed as heretic.

Ahmadinejad never stated he wanted to wipe Israel off the map. An intentional mistranslation by the warmongering corporate media.

Apr 13 06:52

Ron Paul - Federal Reserve Creates Bubbles and Busts

Ron Paul - Federal Reserve creates money from thin air

911 was a false flag terror attack masterminded by the global elite.

They are building a New World Order where they have complete control over everyone and they will own everything. They control the world's media and own the central banks in almost every country. They use these central banks to create paper money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals and charge interest on the new money they created.

The base of the New World Orders power is the extreme wealth that they have been able to obtain by a monopoly of credit.

They have created a world wide banking system in which they can create money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals.


Apr 13 06:41

The Income Tax and American Servitude

The Income Tax and American Servitude

Jacob Hornberger
Campaign For Liberty
April 13, 2010

With April 15 almost upon us, this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the income tax contributed to the destruction of American liberty.

We should first keep in mind that with the exception of the Civil War, the American people lived without an income tax from the beginning of the United States until 1913, when the 16th Amendment was adopted.

This was not an accident. Americans living during that period of time understood that freedom and an income tax were contradictory notions.

Apr 13 05:00

Rothschild World Domination Plan Via Private Nuclear Weapons

When nuclear power is eliminated from the hands of all nationalist
governments, the Rothschilds will control their own as a monopoly and their secret private
space-based delivery system as well. Say hello to your new god.

April 12, 2010

Apr 12 20:40

Another war lie to attack Iran: Neda “murder video” shows her pouring fake blood on her own face

*hyperlinks and videos at source*

You know that US government and corporate media lied to the world for unlawful war with Iraq. We know these were all known lies as they were told because we now have the disclosed evidence. The lies are "emperor has no clothes" obvious upon examination.

We know that US government and corporate media are lying to the world for unlawful war with Iran. We know these are all lies by examining the evidence. We know that the US lied to overthrow Iran’s democracy from 1953 to 1979 in order to have an oil-friendly dictator and then supported Iran’s invasion from 1980 to 1988 when they refused a replacement dictator.

Apr 12 20:17

Military Truck in Washington D.C. Crushes Bicyclist

This evening as various motorcades headed to the convention center, for a speech by President Obama, a military truck moving into place for a passing motorcade crushed a bicyclist.

Witness says front face of victim completely flat and caved in.


Apr 12 19:44

M.A.D. R.I.P.

Every nation in possession of nuclear weapons today has them because they're afraid some other nation has them and they're afraid that if they don't similarly arm themselves, their nation may only exist in the future as an entry in a history book.

Every nation but one of course: Israel. Israel has no nuclear-armed adversaries. To be sure, it has adversaries aplenty, arguably of its own making, but it has demonstrated repeatedly now that its military — as provided for by the U.S. taxpayer — is handily capable of defending against any manner of aggression these adversaries are capable of producing.

Apr 12 19:43

NBC admits using “behavior placement” on popular shows

NBC has owned up to the practice, reports The Wall Street Journal, as part of its Green Initiative: If “Tina Fey is tossing a plastic bottle into the recycling bin,” the theory goes, audience members will be more apt to do the same.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which explains why so many of the characters of TV shows have all become fascist kill-them-all-let-God-sort-them-out war mongering fanatics!

Apr 12 19:33

Press both Iran, Israel on nukes: Egypt

Egypt called Monday for world powers to press both Iran and Israel on nuclear weapons, saying that the Middle East should be a zone free of the ultra-destructive arms.

Apr 12 19:27

Apollo 13: Nasa's finest hour?

The Apollo 11 mission which set Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on to the surface of the Moon in July 1969 was arguably humanity's finest endeavour.

But to many the Apollo 13 mission was no less heroic - and, if anything, an even greater achievement.

Astronauts Jack Swigert, Fred Haise and their commander Jim Lovell were trapped in a spacecraft low on power, water and rising carbon dioxide levels.

Were it not for the ingenuity of the engineers at mission control and the bravery of the astronauts themselves, the three men would have died in space.



Pixfuture
Apr 12 19:19

Man slams Google Street View over garage break-ins

A furious West Yorkshire homeowner who has slammed Google Street View for picturing his open garage which has now been the subject of a break-in has said the service is like on-line shopping for thieves.

Apr 12 19:17

Shame Peter Mandelson didn't download some common sense

The Digital Economy Bill is fatally flawed and won't stop illegal file-sharing

Apr 12 19:13

Croatian teenager wakes up from a coma speaking fluent GERMAN

Croatian doctors are baffled after a teenage girl who fell into a mysterious coma woke up speaking fluent German.

The parents of the 13-year-old from the southern town of Knin said their daughter had only just started studying German at school and had been trying to read German books and watch German television - but had never been that good in German.

But since waking up the teenager has been unable to speak Croatian and even refused it, but communicates only in perfect German far superior to her mastery of the language she had when she was taken ill.

Apr 12 19:11

We blundered over swine flu, admit health chiefs

Global health chiefs have finally admitted that they may have overreacted to the swine flu 'pandemic' - landing governments with millions of unused vaccines.


Apr 12 19:09

Cost Of Census Paraphernalia A Trade Secret

Though it’s been widely reported that the Obama Administration is spending enormous sums to promote the U.S. Census, an additional chunk of money has gone to paraphernalia sporting the official logo and the government doesn’t want Americans to know how much.

Apr 12 17:45

NY rabbi jailed for sexual abuse of teen

A New York rabbi was sentenced today to a maximum of 32 years in jail for the repeated sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who whine I only pick on Catholics.

Apr 12 17:05

ISRAELI EMBASSY IN NYC A RADIATION HOT SPOT

One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the
potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak in radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ground zero for the "Iranian" (nudge nudge wink wink) nuclear attack?

Apr 12 16:58

Medvedev: Israeli strike on Iran could cause a global catastrophe

An Israeli strike of Iran's nuclear facilities could spark a nuclear conflict, which could spiral into a global catastrophe, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC on Monday



Taboola
Apr 12 16:47

Leaked U.S. Document Calls For “Global Regime” To Tackle Climate Change

“Titled Strategic communications objectives and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November.” The Guardian reports.

The newspaper says that the document (full text below) was “accidentally left on a European hotel computer” before it was passed to their editors.

The number one item on the itinerary is to “Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change.” (my emphasis)

Apr 12 16:32

Oregon Treasury employees wined and dined by investment firms they oversee

A limousine was waiting for John Hershey, an Oregon state investment officer, when he flew into New York for a meeting just before Thanksgiving.

So was a $495-a-night room at The Pierre Hotel, which purrs online that "even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special."

Following an afternoon meeting, Hershey was offered cocktails and dinner at Guastavino's, which boasts "the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the city."

Hershey was in town to monitor an investment firm, and it picked up his tab for the flight, the limo, two nights at The Pierre and dinner.

That wasn't a rare occurrence among the 13 employees at the Oregon State Treasurer's office responsible for watching over $67 billion in state investments.

Apr 12 15:40

Experts: Nuclear Terrorist Attack on Major City 'Probable'

On the eve of the meeting, Obama said that nuclear materials in the hands of al-Qaida or another terrorist group "could change the security landscape in this country and around the world for years to come."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Pay no attention to those nuclear weapons all over Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 12 15:34

UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change

The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you the Global Warming Cult was coming back!

The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless the United Nations can get Israel to comply with the conditions of their membership, not to mention International Law.

Apr 12 15:01

Cop Tasers Pregnant Woman On The Neck

Apr 12 14:51

NY Post: Trader Blows Whistle On Gold and Silver Price Manipulation

The CFTC hearing in Washington was about safeguards against, and limits on, naked short selling at the COMEX. The LBMA in London is a 'cash market' and while short selling is accepted, large leverage and blatant naked short selling is not. The crux of the scandal is that the Banks and hedge funds have been selling what they do not have in order to manipulate the price and cheat investors, in this market as they have been shown repeatedly to have done in other markets.

Apr 12 14:01

Anti-Israeli incident at supermarket a hoax

Rumours spread like wildfire throughout the GTA's Jewish community last weekend that the supermarket at the corner of Yonge Street and 16th Avenue, had posted a sign saying "We don't sell Israeli products for political reasons," on their front door.

The rumour surfaced last weekend and it reached the radar of the Canadian Jewish Congress, whose mission is, in part, to proactively defend the security, status and rights of the Jewish community.

Len Rudner, Ontario regional director for the Jewish Congress, visited Enzo's No Frills the same day he learned of the rumour, to see the alleged anti-Israeli sign for himself. The store was closed for the Good Friday holiday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, back when everyone was boycotting South Africa's Apartheid policies, you didn't have South Africans screaming at store owners in hysteria because it was recognized back then that the owner of a store HAS A RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT HE WILL AND WILL NOT SELL IN HIS OWN @&#%ING STORE!

One of the numerous reasons there is such anger building against Israel is because of the behavior of their supporters in this country, who go around acting like it is their god-given right to tell everyone else how they should live and what they should think.

Apr 12 13:48

‘Israel may drag US into new war’

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

“Because of Israel’s current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a ‘crazy move,’” Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat .

He added that there were no guarantees that Israel would not start another war in the region.

Apr 12 13:48

Ukraine Pledges to Eliminate Highly Enriched Uranium Stockpile , White House Says

The White House says Ukraine is announcing it will get rid of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, enough to build several nuclear weapons, by 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You don't need to 'get rid of it', just add some of that depleted uranium used in munitions and melt it all together in a furnace until the enrichment goes back down to the levels used for power stations, then make fuel rods!

By the way, if we are seriously going to talk nuclear disarmament, then let us start with the only nation to actually use a nuclear weapon on the civilians of another country!

Apr 12 13:47

MSNBC Dylan Ratigan video: Federal Reserve is the greatest con and cover-up in US history

*hyperlinks live at source*

You know you’re being conned when the FBI reports that banks were responsible for 80% of the sub-prime criminal lending fraud, and then those same banks are rewarded with trillions of dollars from taxpayers with future guarantees of trillions more. You know you’re being played when the US Senate confirms that taxpayers lose $2 to $4 TRILLION every year from price manipulation yet continue to allow it. You know that you’re a sucker when the pinnacle con men from Goldman Sachs and the Fed rotate through the US Treasury Department’s “leadership.”

This link provides the documentation of the above, and the solutions. Lying for trillions of dollars is similar to lying for war: both involve the central questions of money and power.

Apr 12 13:15

What The Hell? (Outstanding Credit)

An $84.2 billion increase in one month, or annualized, a significantly more than 100% run rate?

Something's not right here folks. I can't find the rest of the one-week ramp yet, as the data is not current enough for me to do so, but that's an insane increase.

Apr 12 13:07

Singling out Israel is the right thing to do

There are certainly anti-Semites who criticize Israel because they are racist, but these marginal people simply do not characterize those organizations mentioned above, the Palestinian people, or those of us in the international movement to boycott Israel for its long-standing human rights abuses. Indeed, refusing to address fair claims because of the occasional unfair accuser removes the anti-Semites from the margins and sacrifices the entire system of rights and the majority who support it at their altar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We choose to fight one evil at a time.

Apr 12 12:57

Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?

That nice little vertical line is a gain of $421.8 billion dollars of outstanding loans and leases in one week's time.

Apr 12 12:42

Infowars Reader Harassed By Cops Over “Militia” Fears

An Infowars reader was stopped and harassed by Kansas Highway police on Thursday night for the crime of displaying political bumper stickers, with cops expressing fears of affiliations with “militia groups,” another frightening example of how police are being trained to treat any form of peaceful dissent as a sign of domestic terror.

Apr 12 12:25

iPad vs ObamaPad

Apr 12 12:23

THE PUPPET TRIES TO CUT HIS STRINGS

As Henry Kissinger once rightly observed, it is often more dangerous being America’s ally than its enemy.

Watching Washington’s growing anger Afghan president Hamid Karzai, one recalls the unhappy endings of such former US allies as South Vietnam’s Diem, Iran’s Shah, Indonesia’s Suharto, Nicaragua’s Somoza, and Pakistan’s Zia ul-Haq.

Washington has been loudly hinting it would like to oust Karzai, but so far it has not managed to identify a suitable replacement who commands any respect or tribal support from Afghans.

Apr 12 12:01

Social Networking Decline

While social networks are still massive and generally doing well, there are more more reports of people getting fed up with such networks because they get too many friend requests and are not happy with the new advertising methods the sites use to generate revenue.

Apr 12 11:56

Hawaii tax plan raises $75M less than hoped

State House negotiators last night offered to significantly scale back a proposal to lift general-excise tax exemptions on several business activities and impose a new GET hike, a move that would generate $25.3 million — instead of about $100 million — to help contain the state's budget deficit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What kind of an idiot looks at a population faced with major unemployment and wage reductions and imagines that higher taxes will help?

Apr 12 11:55

Senate expected to approve $667 million tax bill today

New sales taxes on candy, beer and bottled water would start in June, and on carbonated beverages in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Candy is bad for you, rainwater is just as pure as the bottled stuff, and as long as you do not sell it, it is perfectly legal to brew your own beer at home, and since you are not required to add all the chemicals the state-approved beer companies are forced to add, you will get a better-tasting product!

It is time to stop buying anything the government is adding taxes to.

Apr 12 11:52

They’ve Stolen Our Road!

This stretch of road is now solely for the use of the settlers, who use it to get to their settlement from the main road. The Israeli army will not allow Palestinians to use the road except on foot or on a donkey.

Apr 12 11:42

BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

For a long time many of us have had very serious suspicions that the prices of gold and silver were being highly manipulated. But now, thanks to the mind blowing testimony of one very brave whistle blower, the blatant manipulation of the world gold and silver markets is being blown wide open. What you are about to read below is absolutely staggering. Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything. The government that we are all trusting to guard the integrity of the financial system is failing to do that job. It turns out that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has been sitting on solid evidence that the elite banking powers have been openly and blatantly manipulating the price of gold and silver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The purveyors of pretty printed pieces of paper (stocks, fiat currencies, etc.) have clear motive to depress the prices of tangible assets such as silver and gold, in order to keep the suckers buying and selling the PPPoP, which can be inflated, and "Enronized" on demand.

Apr 12 11:40

Risk of Japan going bankrupt is real, say analysts

Analysts say Greece's debt problems may currently be in the spotlight, but Japan is also walking a financial tightrope, with a public debt bigger than that of any other industrialized nation.

Apr 12 11:34

Support for Repeal of Health Care Plan Up To 58%

Three weeks after Congress passed its new national health care plan, support for repeal of the measure has risen four points to 58%. That includes 50% of U.S. voters who strongly favor repeal.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters nationwide finds 38% still oppose repeal, including 32% who strongly oppose it.

Apr 12 11:34

Manning Predicts Revolution

Apr 12 11:28

This Day in History: April 12 -

1861: On this date the American “Civil War” begins when Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

Apr 12 11:25

Aussies Safer at Strip Clubs than in Churches

Aussies safer in a strip club than a church, figures show
By Brenden Hills From: The Sunday Telegraph April 11, 2010 11:51am

THEY may be holy places of worship and reflection, but new figures show you may not be as safe in a NSW church as you are at a strip club or in a brothel.

The latest data, compiled by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, showed 1600 people were charged with committing a range of 27 offences in the state's "places of worship'' in 2008.

Surprisingly, the figures showed only 282 people were charged in premises classified as adult entertainment over the same offences.

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After reading this I wouldn't necessarily suggest taking kids to strip clubs on Sundays, but...

Apr 12 10:54

Israeli Military Order Sets Up Mass Expulsion of Palestinians From West Bank

Under the new regulations, any Palestinian, including those born in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, could be classified as an “infiltrator” if they don’t have explicit permission from the Israeli military to reside in the territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well be the beginning of the end for Palestinians.

Israel is getting ready to annex the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, forcibly expel any Palestinian left standing in those areas.

Apr 12 10:49

Hamid Karzai, R.I.P.

Karzai is either going to change his tune, or else find himself the victim of an "accident": a military coup is not out of the question. If I were the CIA station chief, I’d release those photos of Karzai toking on a hashish pipe. And if I were Karzai, I’d send my resume to Gucci, and get out of town fast. Because "the chicest man on the planet" wouldn’t do well at Bagram.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The writer misses one critical point in this article.

There were two outcomes to have come out of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

The first was control over the drug trade, which the Taliban had nearly obliterated.. That mission has been accomplished to the point where the Russian government is stating that there is an "undeclared war" against it because of all the cheap, illegal heroin which is flooding their country from Afghanistan (when you control the drug traffic, you control where it winds up)

The second goal, which is proving to be painfully illusive 9 years on in this war, is the "pacification" of Afghanistan to the point where pipelines can be installed with which to control Eurasian oil.

This is the reason that the US and NATO leadership have their collective knickers in a twist; if Karzai survives this attempt at reconciliation, he may well demand that US and NATO leave far earlier that they want to, without those pipelines being built.

Should that scenario unfold, it puts the US precisely back in the position it was in 9 years ago, when as late as August of 2001, the US was negotiating with the Taliban for the rights to the pipeline routes, but thought that the price the Taliban was demanding was "too high."

Apr 12 10:34

I stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes, Anat Kam says

Classified documents reveal that the Israel Defense Forces had committed war crimes in the West Bank, Anat Kam, the former soldier indicted for espionage over an alleged theft of top secret material, told the court earlier in the year, according to police documents released allowed for publication Monday at the request of Haaretz.

In the newly released material documenting court hearings surrounding Kam's arrest, the journalist and former IDF soldier said that the motivation behind her removal of sensitive military material was to expose "certain aspects of the IDF's conduct in the West Bank that I thought were of interest to the public."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a brave and honest thing for this young woman to do, which is why she will probably spend the rest of her life behind bars, rotting in an Israeli prison.

Apr 12 10:29

'Israel may drag US into new war'

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

"Because of Israel's current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a 'crazy move,'" Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri is correct, but he is looking at the wrong country; Israel could well start a war against Iran, but could only finish it with the help of the US.

And that could potentially turn into a world war, with Russia and China aiding Iran militarily.

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