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March 14, 2009

Mar 14 17:56

AIG Paying Millions in Bonuses Despite Receiving Federal Bailout

Despite receiving $170 billion in federal aid and recording a staggering loss for the last quarter, insurance giant American International Group is doling out tens of million of dollars in bonuses this week to senior employees.

Mar 14 17:55

The Obama Deception - the complete video

Mar 14 17:50

Plans for minimum alcohol price

The government's top medical adviser has drawn up plans for a minimum price for alcohol which would double the cost of some drinks in England.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Every last @#%ing penny they have, do you hear me? EVERY LAST @#$%ING PENNY THEY HAVE!!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Mar 14 17:48

Spies, Spies Everywhere, and Not a Trial in Sight

Rosen, along with his slick defense lawyer Abbe Lowell and pro-AIPAC Judge T.S. Ellis III, constitute a formidable force against Washington’s efforts to curb AIPAC’s power, and in favor of Israel’s determination to subvert U.S. policy.



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Mar 14 17:48

A.I.G. to Pay $100 Million in Bonuses After $180 billion Bailout

The New York Times EDMUND L. ANDREWS and PETER BAKER

WASHINGTON — Despite being bailed out with more than $170 billion from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, the American International Group is preparing to pay about $100 million in bonuses to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.

Mar 14 17:47

Obama’s Gun Ban List Is Out

Here it is, folks, and it is bad news. The framework for legislation is always laid, and the Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want to impose upon us. They really do not believe you need anything more than a brick to defend your home and family. Look at the list and see how many you own. Remember, it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their weapons, but will know that you did.

Remember, the first step in establishing a dictatorship is to disarm the citizens.

Mar 14 17:46

The Rape of Washington

THE FULL meaning of this episode should not escape anyone.

It was the first test of strength of the lobby in the new Obama era. And in this test, the lobby came out with flying (blue-and-white) colors. The administration was publicly humiliated.

Mar 14 17:32

Cops Arrest Priest For Filming Them

A Roman Catholic priest who monitors law enforcement treatment of minorities with a video camera released footage that appears to contradict the police account of his own arrest.

A police report says the Rev. James Manship was confronted and arrested Feb. 19 because he was holding an "unknown shiny silver object" and struggled with an officer who was trying to take it from him. But a 15-second video released this week by Manship's attorneys shows East Haven police Officer David Cari asking Manship, "Is there a reason you have a camera on me?"

"I'm taking a video of what's going on here," Manship replies.

"Well, I'll tell you what, what I'm going to do with that camera," Cari says as he approaches the priest. The tape then goes blank.


Mar 14 15:45

Author of The Creature from Jekyll Island

I came to the conclusion that the Federal Reserve needed to be abolished for seven reasons. I'd like to read them to you now just so that you get an idea of where I'm coming from, as they say. I put these into the most concise phrasing that I can to make them somewhat shocking and maybe you'll remember them:

The Federal Reserve is incapable of accomplishing its stated objectives.
It is a cartel operating against the public interest.
It's the supreme instrument of usury.
It generates our most unfair tax.
It encourages war.
It destabilizes the economy.

Mar 14 11:54

Mexican drug lord makes Forbes' billionaire list

What do software mogul Bill Gates and banking investor Warren Buffett have in common with wanted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera?

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, pictured in 1993, ranks 701th on Forbes' yearly report on billionaires.

They are all featured in Forbes magazine's world's billionaires report as "self-made" billionaires.

Mar 14 11:53

Obama’s Budget: Where’s the Peace Dividend?

For those opposed to the Iraq War, the backsliding is bad news. But for deficit hawks, that should be good news. Right? After all, a reduction from the 140,000 troops now in Iraq to 50,000 should mean lower costs and less stress on the federal budget, which is already sinking under a sea of red ink. However, President Obama is increasing the total military budget over even the post-“surge” levels of the current year.


Mar 14 11:52

Atheists call for 'debaptism'

Now Mr Hunt has become the pioneer in a rejuvenated campaign for a way of cancelling baptisms given to children too young to decide for themselves whether they wanted this formal initiation into Christianity.

However, baptism is proving a difficult thing to undo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with a Sham-Wow??????

Mar 14 11:50

Illinois Gov. to Propose 50% Increase in State Income Tax

Gov. Pat Quinn today acknowledged he plans to raise income taxes in the wake of a Chicago Tribune story that he is considering a 50 percent increase on individuals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Pat, here is the deal. We're going to stand you up on a soap box with a noose around your neck and give you a chance to explain to us all why this tax increase is necessary.

At the end of the speech, if you have convinced us, we'll remove the noose.

Otherwise we remove the box.

Mar 14 11:40

Police lose evidence in 'racist' professor probe

In January 2005, attorney Ala Khaider submitted a complaint to the attorney general against Dr. David Bukay, a lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa, on behalf of the Center Against Racism and Defamation.

The complaint quoted Dr. Bukay as telling his students, "The Arabs are after money, sex and alcohol. They cannot be trusted, they are stupid and they have contributed nothing to humanity."

And also, "All the Arabs have to be rounded up, a pistol held to their head and then shot. A building in which Arabs and Palestinians live must be destroyed."

Following the submission of the complaint by student Fadi Abu Yunis, an investigation was launched against Dr. Bukay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient.

Mar 14 11:37

Is the RCMP's credibility gone?

The inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death is on a two-week break. But the evidence so far has been devastating for the RCMP's credibility.

Three of the four officers involved have testified. Their actions seemed to me reckless and unnecessary; their response to the dying man unprofessional. But those are judgment calls the inquiry will make.


Mar 14 11:34

Washington Post to cut business section

The Washington Post will stop publishing a business section six days out of the week and move business news to the front section of the paper at a time when finance stories dominate world headlines.

The decision, which the Post's editors explained in a memo obtained by Reuters, means that the paper will save money on newsprint when newspaper advertising revenue is plunging.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe your readership and ad revenues would return if you didn't spend all your time sucking up to Israel.

Mar 14 11:33

'Washington Post' urges dismissal of AIPAC espionage case, asks for counter-argument, and promptly rejects same

The other day the Washington Post editorial page--which I am harping on because it has been on the pro-neocon track at least since declaring that the Iraq war was "essential to American security"-- ran an editorial urging the Justice Department to drop the "misguided" espionage case against former AIPAC staffers Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman.

The editorial was followed by this statement: "Do you have a different view of this issue? Debate a member of the editorial board in the Editorial Judgment discussion group."

Mar 14 11:30

MADOFF’S ‘VICTIMS’ SPEAK

What would be a fair punishment for Bernard Madoff?

Life in prison is considered probable for Madoff, who pleaded guilty Thursday to 11 criminal charges. But that’s just for starters. How about toilet-cleaning duty in the slammer, a job as a Wal-Mart greeter or simply oblivion?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take all his money and dump his ass in a tent city. Why should we guarantee a roof over his head and three meals a day when so many law-abiding Americans are homeless?

Mar 14 11:29

ISRAELI TROOPS NOW TARGETING AMERICAN PEACE ACTIVISTS

Almost to the date of the 6th anniversary of the murder of Rachel Corrie in Gaza, Israeli troops are on the rampage, it seems, targeting other American activists. Perhaps (hopefully) the new American Administration will not sit by silently as the previous one did. Perhaps they will consider stopping the shipments of arms to Israel which are being used not only against Palestinians…… but Americans as well….


Mar 14 11:28

BUILDING ON BOLD-FACED LIES

Leaked Israeli settlement expansion plans prove that interminable peace talks are but cover for the material destruction of Palestinian horizons, writes Khalid Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem.

Mar 14 09:31

Police Trained Nationwide That Informed Americans Are Domestic Terrorists

A secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center lists Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with radical race hate groups and terrorists. This is merely the latest example in an alarming trend which confirms that law enforcement across the country is being trained that American citizens are a dangerous enemy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not a terrorist. At best I am an irritation.

Mar 14 09:04

All travel plans to be tracked by Government

The travel plans and personal details of every holidaymaker, business traveller and day-tripper who leaves Britain are to be tracked by the Government, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Mar 14 09:02

Jim Cramer admits to manipulating the market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We had it down to a science in 1992: my wife would pick stocks that technically looked ready to go up, or she would keep track of merchandise to see what was down to tag ends. She would then generate a list of stocks that could move quickly on good news. Jeff would then go to work calling the companies to try to find anything good we could say about them. I would call the analysts to see I they were hearing anything. When we found a stock that looked ready technically to break out, or where the supply had been mopped up, and Jeff found something positive at the company, and I knew the analyst community didn’t know anything positive, we would load up with call options and common stock and then give the good news to our favorite analysts who liked the stock so they could go do their promotion. That would get the buzz going and we would then be able to liquidate the position into the buzz for a handsome profit." (Confessions of a Street Addict, page 61).


Mar 14 09:00

MSNBC producers told ‘not to incorporate’ Cramer’s Daily Show interview into their programming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sour grapes...

Mar 14 08:55

House Bill will ensure future Presidents are qualified

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That would be nice. Most of these natural born clowns were not even remotely qualified to do the job! :)

Mar 14 08:53

Washington Post Columnist Gives Private AIPAC Talks

Journalists should be allowed to make money from speaking engagements, but I find Beinart's appearances unseemly. AIPAC is a "controversial" organization (the adjective routinely used for Walt and Mearsheimer's book in the mainstream media). Or anyway, it's an important advocacy group on a central issue in the election. I wonder what a Time and Washington Post columnist is advocating to advocates about.

More important, Beinart's 2006 book, The Good Fight, urged Americans to make their country great again by going to war against terror in Iraq and elsewhere and in doing so utterly suppressed the Israel/Palestine issue.

Mar 14 08:52

Explosives analysis concludes semtex theory "scientifically implausible" in Pan Am 103 explosion

"In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, researchers at the Centre of Explosives Technology Research in Socorro, New Mexico, estimated that up to thirty pounds of explosive was needed to destroy a Boeing 747, if the explosion had occurred in the container. We agree with that estimate," the report says.


Mar 14 08:49

“Where’s My Million Dollars?”

When I entered my friend Jason's house he was shouting into his telephone, “Where's my million dollars?” There was a pause, after which Jason insisted, “I want you to pay me the million dollars you promised me!” His face was red and he was angry.

To my shock, my senior friend, a former U.S. military intelligence officer, had been paying tens of thousands of dollars in “processing fees” to con artists that initially contacted him by mail with the “good news” of his fantastic winnings. After he mailed them checks for a few dollars, they contacted him by phone and told him to wire hundreds, then thousands, of dollars, to win his big prize, which he did. But the prize money never came. Now Jason is out tens of thousands of dollars, money he intended to leave to his children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Military intelligence, eh?

That explains a very great deal!

Mar 14 08:39

I called it a corporate coup, they call it looting... either way, we got robbed...

Now, let me explain the Wall Street scam, subsequent crisis, and bailout in a very brief, but effective way for you:

A thief breaks into your house, steels everything, and leaves you nearly broke. Law enforcement responds by visiting with the thief and the resellers of the thief's stolen goods in a very friendly setting, perhaps lunch at the Four Seasons. Law enforcement then takes the information to government officials who respond by writing the thief and the resellers a check from what is left of your checking account. They decide this too over lunch, perhaps also at the Four Seasons and on your dime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bailout: Taking a trillion from the people to give to the banks to loan back to the people at interest!

Mar 14 08:34

Bin Laden accuses moderate Arab leaders, urges jihad

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah in a recording aired by Al Jazeera television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That photo is more than 10 years old, and frankly, "Osama's" voice sounds more and more like Stephen Hawking's wheelchair these days!

Mar 14 08:31

Elie Wiesel Stole Book & Identity Says Survivor

Nikolaus Gruner, 81, says Elie Wiesel's book "Night" is " 87% a word-for-word plagiarism" of a Yiddish book by Gruner's friend Lazar Wiesel published in Paris in 1956 entitled "... Un di velt hot geshvign," ("The Silence of the World.")



Lockerdome
Mar 14 08:05

The success of drug decriminalization in Portugal

In 2001, Portugal became the only EU-member state to decriminalize drugs, a distinction which continues through to the present. Last year, working with the Cato Institute, I went to that country in order to research the effects of the decriminalization law (which applies to all substances, including cocaine and heroin) and to interview both Portuguese and EU drug policy officials and analysts (the central EU drug policy monitoring agency is, by coincidence, based in Lisbon). Evaluating the policy strictly from an empirical perspective, decriminalization has been an unquestionable success, leading to improvements in virtually every relevant category and enabling Portugal to manage drug-related problems (and drug usage rates) far better than most Western nations that continue to treat adult drug consumption as a criminal offense.

Mar 14 06:06

In Stem Cell Debate, Moral Understanding Is Non-Existent

The New York Times Peter Steinfels - In Stem Cell Debate, Moral Suasion Comes Up Short

To pursue this research is a moral choice. Not to pursue it is a moral choice. And moral choices of this nature properly wind up in the political arena.

Mar 14 03:29

American citizen critically injured after being shot in the head by Israeli forces in Ni’lin

13th Friday 2009, Ni’lin Village: An American citizen has been critically injured in the village of Ni’lin after Israeli forces shot him in the head with a tear-gas canister

March 13, 2009

Mar 13 20:22

Investigator uses phony documents to get passports

Yahoo! News WASHINGTON – Using phony documents and the identities of a dead man and a 5-year-old boy, a government investigator obtained U.S. passports in a test of post-9/11 security. Despite efforts to boost passport security since the 2001 terror attacks, the investigator fooled passport and postal service employees four out of four times, according to a new report made public Friday.

_One investigator used the Social Security number of a man who died in 1965, a fake New York birth certificate and a fake Florida driver's license. He received a passport four days later.

_A second attempt had the investigator using a 5-year-old boy's information but identifying himself as 53 years old on the passport application. He received that passport seven days later.


Mar 13 19:23

Madoffs were worth more than $823M, documents show

Bernard Madoff and his wife had $823 million in assets at the end of last year, including $22 million in properties stretching from New York to the French Riviera, a $7 million yacht and a $2.2 million boat named "Bull," according to a document his lawyers filed Friday.

===

I think it is safe to say, that probably isn't everything.

Mar 13 17:46

US drops 'enemy combatant' term

Announcing the end of the term's use, the Justice Department said suspects would in future be held according to legal standards set by the international laws of war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and the ones being held NOW????????

Mar 13 17:46

American Badly Hurt in Clash With Israeli Military

An American demonstrator was critically wounded Friday in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank separation barrier.

Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif., area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt.

''He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests,'' said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. She described Anderson's condition as ''life-threatening.''

Mar 13 16:28

Gaza family who lost 29 members in attack to sue Israel for $200 million

Tel Aviv - A Palestinian family who lost 29 members in Israel's recent offensive in Gaza filed a law suit Tuesday against the Israeli leadership, demanding some 200 million dollars in compensation, Israeli media reported.

The Samouni family, from the southern Gaza City suburb of Zaytoun, filed the suit at a court in northern Israel against outgoing Israeli premier Ehud Olmert, Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Army Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

In the morning of January 4, an Israeli tank shell hit the family's three-story building, killing seven of its members.


Mar 13 16:23

U.S., Israel Disagree on Iran Arms Threat

Iran has not produced the highly enriched uranium necessary for a nuclear weapon and has not decided to do so, U.S. intelligence officials told Congress yesterday, an assessment that contrasts with a stark Israeli warning days earlier that Iran has crossed the "technological threshold" in its pursuit of the bomb.

Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said that Iran has not decided to pursue the production of weapons-grade uranium and the parallel ability to load it onto a ballistic missile.

Mar 13 14:38

Destroyer to Protect Ship Near China

Mar 13 14:36

Endless pursuit of John Demjanjuk is too much

Demjanjuk's story shows that he was serving in the Russian army when captured by Nazis and forced to be a guard at the camp.

Is it unthinkable that, if he had refused, the Nazis would have shot him? His act of obeying his masters was obviously not deliberate.

Mar 13 14:35

N.J. homeless man dies in tent fire

It was the first death from a fire in the five homeless camps in Lakewood and Toms River since advocates started handing out the tanks.


Mar 13 14:31

Scientists Invent Floatiest Material On Earth

Now that these scientists discovered ways to make super-buoyant objects, what can be done? They predict a new era of "novel superfloating and drag-reducing aquatic devices," by which they mean, either cybernetic death from the sea, or the biggest, sleekest, craziest yacht you'll ever only see pictures of because you won't even know people who know people who will be able to afford it.

Mar 13 14:29

War by Deception

Mar 13 14:26

Why the Patient Is Not Getting Better: Government is Strengthening the Parasite and Poisoning the Real Economy

Why isn't the economy getting better, even though the government is pumping trillions of dollars into bailouts and stimulus packages and intervening in markets left and right?

Because the government is treating the wrong patient.

Mar 13 14:25

Greenland ice tipping point 'further off than thought'

The giant Greenland ice sheet may be more resistant to temperature rise than experts realised. The finding gives hope that the worst impacts of global warming, such as the devastating floods depicted in Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, could yet be avoided.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How much global warming results from all that egg over so many faces?


Mar 13 14:24

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; (graphic)

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Mar 13 14:22

Jim Cramer a Creature of Alan Dershowitz and Marty Peretz

With money he earned working as a researcher for law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, and as a miserable summer intern at the Manhattan law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Cramer started dabbling in obscure stocks such as Standard Press Steel, American Agronomics, and Bobbie Brooks. "Nothing but oil was working," says Cramer. Still, he felt the market was on the cusp of a big rally, and he maxed out his academic loans to raise money to invest.

Mar 13 14:21

Pentagon plans blimp to spy from new heights

Reporting from Washington -- The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and even people below.

Mar 13 14:04

Bangladeshi High-Rise Mall Fire Hurts 50, Kills 4

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Any second that baby is gonna fall right down into it's own footprint. Just like WTC-7... Any second now... Any second... Yessireebob, gonna come right down... Any second now... Any second... Any second now... Any second... I'm gonna go get a beer."


Mar 13 13:59

Former White House Counsel Dean: If Hersh Allegations True, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes, Murder

Dick Cheney is almost certainly guilty of war crimes for his role in setting up and promoting the policy of torture. Even Colin Powell's former chief of staff thinks so.

In addition, former White House counsel John Dean says that - if Hersh's allegations that Cheney ordered executive assassinations are true, Cheney is guilty of war crimes and murder:

Mar 13 13:58

War by Deception (Iraq, 911, PNAC, Anthrax, what the media won't report.)

Mar 13 13:57

February's Top 10 Foreclosure States

After months of declines in the number of foreclosures despite rising mortgage defaults, with a barricade of state and lender moratoriums preventing repossessions, foreclosures rose 6% in February from the month before, with 209,631 filings in all, according to Irvine, Calif.-based data firm RealtyTrac. Compared to the corresponding month a year ago, foreclosures were up 30%.

Mar 13 13:57

Israeli settlers attack homes and stores in East Jerusalem

Palestinian sources reported on Wednesday that a group of extremist Jewish settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian homes and stores in East Jerusalem.

The settlers were marching in the city and chanting slogans against Arabs and Palestinians, calling for their expulsion from the Holy City.

The Israeli police did not attempt to intervene, and allowed the settlers to continue their march, which encouraged them to attack Palestinian property, local sources reported.



Pixfuture
Mar 13 13:56

CIA report: Israel will fall in 20 years

A study conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has cast doubt over Israel's survival beyond the next 20 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel was supposed to be an independent nation for the safety of the Jewish people. Yet everything Israel's government has done makes the world MORE dangerous for the Jewish people, and having cost the American taxpayer four times the entire cost of the Apollo Moon Program, Israel hardly qualifies as "Independent."

Without the billions of US dollars to prop it up, and the US nuclear arsenal to hide behind, Israel cannot survive. When the US Government falls, so too will Israel

Mar 13 13:53

Neo-Nazi in Germany gets new jail term for denying Holocaust

You never see people who think Elvis is still alive get arrested. People who claim to have seen abducted by UFOs are never sent to jail. Only in this one area of inquiry is so much force brought to bear on those who refuse to believe as they are told to believe.

It is most of all the actions of those who protect the orthodoxy that make it obvious that something is being hidden from the public.

Mar 13 13:50

Copyright treaty is classified for 'national security'

Last September, the Bush administration defended the unusual secrecy over an anti-counterfeiting treaty being negotiated by the U.S. government, which some liberal groups worry could criminalize some peer-to-peer file sharing that infringes copyrights.

Now President Obama's White House has tightened the cloak of government secrecy still further, saying in a letter this week that a discussion draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and related materials are "classified in the interest of national security pursuant to Executive Order 12958."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama is getting ready to do something he knows Americans will not like, and my guess is that it will be to rescind the fair use doctrine in an effort to shut down the blogs.

The problem is that too many blogs are generating their own original content and such a move will only force more original writing and actually accelerate the decline of the corporate media, who actually derive a great deal of their current readership from links embedded in online commentary.

Mar 13 13:42

Unemployment in 7 States May Have Exceeded 20% in February

As I have previously pointed out, unemployment may actually be higher than during the same phase of the Great Depression. Specifically, as of 1930 - the year after the 1929 crash - the unemployment rate was 8.7 percent.

As of December 2008, U-6 unemployment was 13.5 percent. (U-6 is actually more accurate, because it includes those who would like full-time work, but can only find part-time work, or have given up looking for work altogether).


Mar 13 13:35

Camden's Tent City homeless keep up hope

Lorenzo "Jamaica" Banks found a patch of woods in downtown Camden - next to the Route 676 exit ramp, behind the Police Department and around the corner from Campbell Soup's world headquarters. He cleared out the syringes and put up a tent.

That was two years ago. Now there are 17 people, all invited by Banks, living in what's known around town as Tent City.

Mar 13 12:58

Iranian president declares his country a space and nuclear power

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that pressure from Western powers trying to keep Iran in economic isolation have in fact spurred the country to become a space and nuclear power.

Mar 13 12:13

HIV does NOT cause AIDS

The HIV causes AIDS hoax is just another scam perpetuated by monetary corruption

Mar 13 10:52

NBC Nightly News (03-09-09) Tent Cities of Homeless Springing Up In Bad Times



Taboola
Mar 13 10:51

The Other Side of Paradise

Just a few miles and several minutes north of the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on Oahu's Leeward Coast you will find the other side of paradise. There, on sixteen miles of beaches and beach parks stretching beneath the Waianae Mountains, you'll find the tents, wooden containers, vans and simple overhangs that are the residences of many of Oahu's homeless population which, by some estimates, numbers over 4,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is actually an article from 2007, and the problem is much worse today.

A lot of these homeless families were made homeless by the TSA, whose abusive treatment of tourists at the airport has wrecked our local tourism industry.

Mar 13 10:48

A Tent City Near You? Tell Us About It

We want to know where else this is happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So do I. Please CC me on photos and videos of tent cities.

Mar 13 10:45

How the U.S. went from 'World's Number One Exporter of Terrorism' to Bankrupt

The US is the world's number one exporter of world terrorism and, at the same time, sustains, by far, the world's largest NEGATIVE current account balance of $ -568,800,000,000. [See: CIA: The World Factbook] In every area but 'terrorism', the US trails the world. It has not helped America's case that monies 'earned' exporting death and destruction have not helped the US current account balance which remains negative. It is, however, clear that the US makes its living, 'killing'. Fat lotta good that has done the people of the US.

Mar 13 10:44

China 'worried' about US Treasury holdings

China's premier didn't say it in so many words, but the implied warning to Washington was blunt: Don't devalue the dollar through reckless spending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... like that AIG and GM thing ...

Mar 13 10:44

Lost Liberty Blues: Prisons, Profits, and the Banality of Evil

Bush is merely standing on the shoulders of giants – such as, say, Bill Clinton, who once created 50 brand-new federal offenses in a single draconian measure, and expanded the federal death penalty to 60 new offenses during his term. In fact, like the great cathedrals of old, the building of Fortress America has been the work of decades, with an entire society yoked to the common task. At each step, the promulgation of ever-more draconian punishments for ever-lesser offenses, and the criminalization of ever-broader swathes of ordinary human behavior, have been greeted with hosannahs from a public and press who seem to be insatiable gluttons for punishment – someone else's punishment, that is, and preferably someone of dusky hue.

Mar 13 10:41

The Neocons Strike Back

The neoconservatives have demonstrated that their power in Washington remains strong as they have succeeded in keeping veteran diplomat Chas Freeman out of a top intelligence job.

Mar 13 10:41

China Finally Diversifying Out of the Dollar?

Everyone knows that China has $2 trillion in foreign reserves. Two-thirds of those reserves are said to be denominated in dollars.

But - after years of speculation - there are increasing signs that China is diversifying out of the dollar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this why the US is trying to provoker China; as a warning that the US is willing to attack China if China dumps the dollar?

Mar 13 10:40

The American Rome Is Burning - So Let's Attack Iran

Obama's sensible idea was greeted with the deepest dismay by ardent supporters of Israel and Rambo Republicans who want to see the US go to war with Iran, a nation of 70 million, and destroy its nuclear infrastructure.

Now, as the United States fights for its economic life, the Iran question and its alleged nuclear weapons program have again become an issue of major contention. Officials in the Obama administration and the media issued a blizzard of contradictory claims over Iran's alleged nuclear threat, leaving us wondering: who is really charge of U.S. foreign policy?

Mar 13 10:38

Why the Pentagon Can't Put America Back to Work

Take the Army's Future Combat System (FCS), which Noah Shachtman of Wired.com's Danger Zone blog calls a "poster child in Washington for Pentagon bloat and overreach." According to a recent Army briefing document, "The FCS Manned Ground Vehicle program encompasses more than 839 suppliers in 38 states totaling more than $6.2B in development cost impact." The only question, of course, is: How could the prospective eight-vehicle system have missed those other 12 states? Similarly, when it comes to the Navy's much desired Virginia Class Submarine, according to MSNBC's Tom Curry, "Supplier work on the subs is spread from Northampton, Mass., (Kollmorgen Corp.) to Tacoma, Wash., (Bradken-Atlas Castings) not to mention the main sub building sites in Groton and in Newport News.

Mar 13 10:35

Dick Cheney and Murder Internazionale.

…and continuing to unveil… uncover and reveal we now find that America’s Fischer-Price version of Darth Vader… that porcine, shit golem extraordinaire, our very own Dick Cheney was running his own Murder, Inc Internazionale. The fact that it is Sy Hirsch who is revealing it gives it a most plausible air. Even though Sy skates around certain major events of the last decade out of an understandable reluctance, still… thank you Sy.

Mar 13 10:35

Illinois Income Tax May Jump 50 Percent

Income taxes in Illinois could soon be going up by as much as 50 percent to combat deficits in a difficult state budget.

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The problem with having so many rich people in government is that they assume the general population is this bottomless well of money to be dipped into at will.

Mar 13 10:31

Berkshire Loses Top Rating on Investments, Buffett Role

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was stripped of its 'AAA' credit rating by Fitch, barely hours after S&P cut General Electric's top-tier rating, as the global financial crisis pummels America's corporate titans.

Mar 13 10:30

State sovereignty must be altered in globalized era

In the age of globalization, states should give up some sovereignty to world bodies in order to protect their own interests

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Globalism is what turned an economic crisis in the United States into a world disaster. Saying that more globalism can fix it is like saying we could have saved the Titanic by backing up and ramming the iceberg a second time!

Mar 13 10:03

Tim Kretschmer's last moments before he dies

This is an odd video.The commentator says he is hit in the leg falls down then kills himself.What do you think?

Mar 13 09:03

So What Happens When We All Are Broke?

The quantity people receive will depend on their service to the state and their willingness to cooperate.

Those who obey will be told where to live and what work to do.

Those who dissent will be cut off and will starve or beg.

Mar 13 08:35

Facebook Targeted By Yet Another Malware

In the second attack, Facebook users received notices that they had allegedly being reported for infringing the website’s terms and conditions by a friend added in their contact lists, and instructed users to click on to a provided link which directed to an application named ‘F a c e b o o k - closing down!!!’, which after installation posted spam messages to the members added in the victim’s contact list.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at the Sophos blogs, notified that the users who clicked on to the malicious links were inadvertently provided the hackers access to their profile and personal data, as well as unintentionally forwarding spam messages to other members.

Mar 13 08:20

Minister admits German massacre warning was a fake

A second German school not far from the scene of this week’s massacre was evacuated this morning after threats discovered on the internet.

The alert came as a senior minister in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg admitted that an online warning that he claimed had come from the teenage gunman in Winnenden was a forgery - as the administrators of the website had insisted.

Mar 13 07:59

Charles Freeman's Victory

Forced to withdraw, he took the Israel lobby down with him

Mar 13 07:58

RAPPING FOR GAZA

Mar 13 07:57

TIMETURK INTERVIEW WITH BENJAMIN HEINE

Regardless of his political stances, there is no doubt over the artistic dexterity of Benjamin Heine. Whoever has seen the artworks of this Belgian cartoonist admitted that he is a nimble and accomplished artist indeed. Aside from the exclusive techniques of sketching and brilliant coloring methods which he employs to personify his political cartoons, his ethical commitment and devotion to the cause of reality is what makes him different from the other cartoonists visibly.

Mar 13 07:57

Who's behind Madoff

Mar 13 07:57

FRIDAY’S TOONS ~~ DARFUR AND GAZA

Mar 13 07:56

Hammonton hospital ceases acute-care treatment

The hospital's board of directors announced the closure of acute-care operations Thursday.

They noted a group of investors who emerged last week as a prospective buyer for Kessler failed to make a down payment required to help the cash-strapped medical facility continue operating.

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But we can send billions in military aid to Israel, right, Barack?

Mar 13 07:53

ISRAEL STEALING MILLIONS FROM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Are you a struggling American, having a hard time making ends meet, about to loose your home or job? Well, while you are going without and suffering, rejoice, because AIPAC and Israel are stealing your money by abusing the Fair Trade Agreement.

Mar 13 07:52

Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health

Dr. Anderson at first couldn’t figure out why he was seeing patient after patient with MRSA in a small Indiana town. And then he began to wonder about all the hog farms outside of town. Could the pigs be incubating and spreading the disease?

Mar 13 07:39

THE PROVEN LINK BETWEEN SSRI DRUGS AND SHOOTING RAMPAGES

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Guns do not kill, pills do!

Mar 13 07:38

Tangled mind of a school killer

But the teenager who, on Wednesday, went on a rampage at his former school and shot dead 15 people, also saw himself as a failure. He was said to have been mobbed by fellow pupils and teachers, suffered fits of depression, had few friends and had visited a psychiatric clinic at least five times to receive treatment.

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I wonder if he was on anti-depressants.

Meanwhile, in another story, it turns out that the internet posts that announced the shooting 6 hours before it happened did NOT originate with this kid, which suggests another Columbine-esque staged event to justify a gun ban.

Mar 13 07:36

Margo Guryan/"16 Words"

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Mar 13 07:33

HOLOCAUST AND HOLODOMOR

One might think the worst holocaust deniers—at least the only ones who command serious attention—are those who insist the Nazi holocaust, as it involved the Jews only, was without parallel.

Guenter Lewy argues for example in The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies (Oxford University Press, 2000) that while the Gypsies were gassed, shot and otherwise exter-minated in great numbers, right alongside the Jews, they were not true victims of “the” Holocaust (capital “H”) but only of something collateral. Lewy even suggests the Gypsies invited their own destruction with certain cultural traits—in particular, sharply divergent moral standards for dealing among their own and with outsiders.

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Pot. Kettle. Black.

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Mar 13 07:32

Israeli wins French prize for book questioning origins of Jewish people

Sand, whose book "When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?" ignited controversy in Israel and in Jewish circles, is the recipient of the Aujourd'hui Award, which is given to the best non-fiction political or historical work.

Mar 13 07:32

Secret emails show Iraq dossier was 'sexed up'

Secret Whitehall emails released yesterday provide damning new evidence that the notorious dossier making the case for invading Iraq was "sexed up".

They disclose that the intelligence services were sceptical over the "iffy drafting" of government claims that Saddam Hussein could mount a missile strike on his neighbours within 45 minutes of ordering an attack.

Officials privately mocked assertions that the Iraqi president was covertly trying to develop a nuclear capability and wisecracked that perhaps he had recruited "Dr Frankenstein" to his supposed crack team of nuclear scientists.

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Mar 13 07:30

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS STUFF?

Simply having a nuclear weapon does not mean the nation that owns it will use it. Many nations possess nuclear weapons. And contrary to all the dire warnings the historical truth is that one and only one country has actually used nuclear weapons against the citizens of another nation and that country is the United States of America. For all the talk about the threat from Iraq and now the threat from Iran, it is the USA which remains the only country to have actually used a nuclear weapon.

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