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March 13, 2009

Mar 13 07:13

Obama extends sanctions against Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More change we can believe in.

Mar 13 07:12

Cities Are Selling Stimulus Funds to Each Other

In Los Angeles County, cities are buying federal stimulus funds from each other at deep discounts, turning what was supposed to be a targeted infusion of cash into a huge auction.

Mar 13 07:12

Earth may be entering climate change danger zone

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"IF YOU DON'T ALL PAY US CARBON TAXES RIGHT NOW YOU ARE GONNA DIE HORRIBLY IN WRITHING AGONY AND SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL WATCHING 'MY MOTHER, THE CAR' RERUNS!!!!!!"

Mar 13 06:57

German gunman's chatroom posts probably fake - police

Police spokesman Klaus Hinderer said authorities were investigating whether an internet posting was faked after a search of Tim Kretschmer's computer showed no evidence of the posting in a chat room conversation, the Associated Press reported.

The post appeared in a chatroom about six hours before Kretschmer went on the rampage on Wednesday at the school in Winnenden, near Stuttgart.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was this a staged incident like Columbine to support a new gun ban?



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 13 06:56

Sarasota's Art Nadel is Manhattan jailmate to swindler king Bernard Madoff

Confessed swindler Bernard Madoff won't be the only money manager in baggy brown scrubs at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. For several weeks, the federal jail in lower Manhattan has also been home to Sarasota's Arthur Nadel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jailbirds of a feather!

Mar 13 06:55

Proposal to Have Soldiers Pay for Service-Related Injuries with Their Own Private Insurance

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed...that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

Mar 13 06:53

New Obama technology chief on leave after FBI office raid

An aide to President Obama is on leave from his new job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office yesterday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More change we can believe in.

Mar 13 06:45

Wonder drug that stole my memory

"Did you say Simvastatin?" asked a friend. "Did you know that statins have been linked to memory loss?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 13 06:40

Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America

The title refers to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also known as the North American Union - formerly launched at a March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas meeting attended by George Bush, Mexico's President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. It's for a tri-national agreement, below the radar, for greater economic, political, and security integration with secret business and government working groups devising binding policies with no public knowledge or legislative debate.

Mar 13 06:39

The best Congress special interest money can buy

PAC contributions fall into two categories -- payment for services received or an investment for services that special interest group expects to receive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Mar 13 06:37

ISPs must comply with snooping law from Sunday

UK ISPs will be required to hand over records of customers’ internet surfing habits, including IP addresses and times of use, to police and intelligence agencies from Sunday.

As part of the EU Data Retention Directive, all ISPs must retain customers’ names, addresses and user IDs, as well as records of email and internet telephony communications, for a year.

ISPs have been given an extra 18 months to comply with the regulations after some smaller providers complained of a heavy administrative burden phone companies are already subject to the law.

Mar 13 06:35

Bishop Richard Williamson - Gas Chambers, Anti-Semitism and the Truth


Mar 13 06:29

Jim Cramer admits to manipulating the market.

Mar 13 06:26

Eureka! The Banking Industry’s Problems Are Solved!

Who knew it would be so easy? Who knew we could solve the banking industry’s collapse by simply changing how we account for assets. Eureka! Problem solved!

That seems to be the conclusion Wall Street came to earlier this week, judging by the reaction to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday. During that speech, Bernanke weighed in on “mark to market” accounting, saying the following:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may explain the sudden surge in the DOW far more than Citi's small profits in January and February (not counting the $45 billion in losses shifted to the taxpayers).

But, "Mark to Market" is the accounting method that brought on the Enron disaster.

Mar 13 06:18

Binyam blames UK for mistreatment

US interrogators told him, "This is the British file and this is the American file," Binyam Mohamed, 30, told the BBC in his first broadcast interview.

He said he wanted to see ex-President George Bush put on trial and, if there were evidence, former UK PM Tony Blair.

The UK says it does not condone torture, but will examine any claims.

The US has dropped all charges against Mr Mohamed.

Mar 13 06:17

Call for Madagascar forces to defy protest orders

“We cannot accept the repression of the civilian population,” said the colonel.


Mar 13 06:16

Classic gags discovered in ancient Roman joke book

Written in Greek, Philogelos, or The Laughter Lover, dates to the third or fourth century AD, and contains some 260 jokes which Beard said are "very similar" to the jokes we have today, although peopled with different stereotypes – the "egghead", or absent-minded professor, is a particular figure of fun, along with the eunuch, and people with hernias or bad breath.

"They're also poking fun at certain types of foreigners – people from Abdera, a city in Thrace, were very, very stupid, almost as stupid as [they thought] eggheads [were]," said Beard.

An ancient version of Monty Python's dead parrot sketch sees a man buy a slave, who dies shortly afterwards. When he complains to the seller, he is told: "He didn't die when I owned him."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I can see your house from up here, John!!!!!!"

Mar 13 06:09

Paraplegic Man Suffers Spider Bite, Walks Again

He's been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now a paraplegic man is walking again. And his doctors call it a miracle. CBS station KOVR-TV in Sacramento went to Manteca, Calif. to find out how a spider bite helped get him back on his feet.

Mar 13 06:06

Mystery of Madoff's rapid confession

Legal experts were flummoxed by the fraudster's willingness to admit every criminal charge laid before him, but was he trying to protect others who may have been implicated?

March 12, 2009

Mar 12 20:31

Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings - Warren Buffett a second tier borrower?

The Washington Post Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings Downgrades Reflect Impact of Recession

General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway yesterday lost their places on a prized short list of the healthiest corporations.


Mar 12 20:27

Kentucky lawmakers move to bar NEW payday lenders

Associated Press - ROGER ALFORD

Kentucky would be off limits to new payday lenders under legislation approved by lawmakers on Thursday.

Mar 12 19:53

War message found inside Lincoln's watch

A long-hidden message has been discovered inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History announced Tuesday.

Mar 12 19:50

Boy, 13, goes on 'electric shock free-for-all' zapping classmates with stun gun

Daily Mail UK A boy of 13 turned break-time into an 'electric shock free-for-all' after smuggling an illegal stun gun into school, his teachers said yesterday.

The teenager went on a rampage during which three of his classmates were zapped with the device, which is capable of releasing 30,000 volts, by jabbing it into the target.

A witness said: 'He whipped out the stun gun and started chasing people around. He and his friends were passing it around and the other kids were screaming.

Mar 12 19:37

USA's DEA enables Latin Am. Drug Cartels

USA Loses the War against Latin American Drug Cartels
Nil Nikandrov, http://en.fondsk.ru

"DEA’s painstaking care of ensuring reliable «controllable» channels of drug trafficking to Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean countries resulted in the emergence in the region of firmly consolidated mafia groups that worked under the DEA’s protection but never failed to see to their own commercial interests. Their corruption potential was so big that many DEA officials began and still continue to turn into double dealers."


Mar 12 19:32

Man charged, accused of dropping F-bombs

“The manager was offended by the curse words,” Alvarez said. “And the man was arrested when the manager came forward to complain about the breach of peace.”

Mar 12 19:22

Israel's Google

"Israel is disproportionately important to Google"
Google vice president David Rosenblatt explains to "Globes" how the acquisition of DoubleClick positions his company to change the global online display advertising market.
Noa Parag

""From the research and development angle, Israel is disproportionately important to Google. Many good things that we do as a company, particularly products connected to the advertising industry, come from the Israeli development center. This is the reason why Israel is important to us." ."

Mar 12 19:18

Susan Lindauer: Secret Charges and The Patriot Act

Susan Lindauer: Secret Charges and The Patriot Act
Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 5:12 pm
Article: Michael Collins

Former Accused Iraqi Agent
Susan Lindauer, Secret Charges and
The Patriot Act in Action

Mar 12 17:49

DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE TO BE BOYCOTTED BY THE WORLD’S MOST RACIST NATIONS.

The UN Durban Review Conference, billed as a ‘World Conference against Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance’, due to begin in Geneva on 20 April, is shaping up to be one that exposes who exactly the worlds most racist nations actually are – by them being conspicuous by their absence.

Naturally, Israel will not be there. Nor will the US be there. Nor Canada. And now it looks like Australia may not be there either. As one Ha’aretz reader points out; “What do the U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel all have in common? All were created through ethnic cleansing and apartheid. No wonder they all stick together.”


Mar 12 17:47

Unusual banking system

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like a really good idea.

Mar 12 17:45

Memo that told Blair aides Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat

Intelligence experts explicitly warned Tony Blair's aides that Britain was not in "imminent danger of attack" from Saddam Hussein, a confidential memo revealed today.

The row over claims that the Government "spun" its way into war with Iraq is likely to be reignited after the release of the document by the Cabinet Office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Mar 12 17:41

Canada should bar or prosecute Bush: lawyer

As George W. Bush’s St. Patrick’s Day visit to Calgary draws near, the federal government is facing pressure from activists and human rights lawyers to bar the former U.S. president from the country or prosecute him for war crimes and crimes against humanity once he steps on Canadian soil.

Bush is scheduled to speak at the Telus Convention Centre March 17, but Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson says that because Bush has been “credibly accused” of supporting torture in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Canada has a legal obligation to deny him entry under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The law says foreign nationals who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, including torture, are “inadmissible” to Canada.

Mar 12 16:47

French anti-P2P law toughest in the world

France's long talked-out law to kick repeat copyright infringers off the Internet has finally come up for debate in Parliament. If passed, it would be illegal not to secure one's Internet connection, and even public WiFi hotspots will have to offer only a "white list" of approved sites.



Lockerdome
Mar 12 16:37

Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs

"The dinosaurs became extinct because they failed to impose carbon taxes." - Al Bore

Mar 12 15:44

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Breaks Yet Another Promise

In a not-so-surprising move today, President Obama signed into a law a "an imperfect spending bill" worth $410 billion. According to an article released by the Associated Press, the bill was signed in private and Obama took no questions from the press regarding the bill or its signing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Obama honeymoon is OVER!

Mar 12 15:19

Madagascar: Troops defy orders to put down opposition protests

On Sunday the depth of the crisis and the level of social discontent in Madagascar directly affected a group of soldiers of the Army Corps of Personnel and Administrative and Technical Services who had been ordered to move against protestors on the streets. The soldiers refused to obey orders to fire on the people and repress anti-government demonstrators. Following this, they then declared they would not obey government orders either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If that happens here; if the military sides with the people, then the US Government is finished.


Mar 12 14:49

Billions for AIG to Protect the Speculative Profits of Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley

"AIG exploited a huge gap in the regulatory system; there was no oversight of the financial products division. This was a hedge fund basically that was attached to a large and stable insurance company, made huge numbers of irresponsible bets, took huge losses"
One knows the folks at Goldman are no fools. Were they going to put good money down for CDS that their counterparty (AIG) might not be able to honor because it made no reserve provisions? Or was the temptation of another big pay day just too tempting not to risk Other People's Money to play the game?

Mar 12 14:18

GOP official denies prostitute report

The former chairman of the Cook County Republican Party denied Wednesday that he was with two prostitutes when his wife allegedly attacked him over the weekend.

Palatine Township GOP committeeman Gary Skoien said that two female friends were at his Inverness home around 1 a.m. Sunday when his wife assaulted him.

Eni Skoien became angry when she found that "Gary was downstairs in the children's playroom with two prostitutes," according to a report filed by a Barrington-Inverness police officer. She allegedly swung a toy guitar at her husband and punched him.

Mar 12 13:51

US Sends Elderly Widow Back to Germany

A German woman named Elfriede Rinkel had led a quiet life in America for over 40 years -- with her Jewish husband. But now she's been deported for lying about her job as a dog handler at the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbrück.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh my GAWD, she touched a Nazi DOG!!!!!!! OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR OF IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

This obsession with events from the first half of the last century has gotten to the point of utter ridiculousness.

Mar 12 13:48

Columbia Journalism School professor: ‘F*ck new media.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Painting animals on cave walls was good enough for my parents and it is good enough for me!!!!"


Mar 12 13:26

Ignoring the Austrians Got Us in This Mess

The standard construct of the economy used by virtually all forecasters, from the Federal Reserve on down, is basically Keynesian, with varying opinions about how the model works. That none of them predicted the current crisis is telling, and indeed damning of the approach.

Mar 12 13:25

Prosecutor slams delay in Demjanjuk Holocaust case

Demjanjuk was acquitted in 1993 by the Israeli Supreme Court of charges that he was a guard at the Treblinka death camp.

The Germans say they have proof that he served the Nazis from April to July 1943 at a different extermination camp, Sobibor, operating diesel engines that were used to gas inmates to death.

"The evidence we have sent to Munich suffices," Schrimm told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

He said a failure to try Demjanjuk would prompt fresh criticism of the German justice authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the first charges against this guy collapsed I would think there would be more caution a second time around, but this Schrimm is flogging the German authorities to proceed even though they feel the case, resting as it does on a single eyewitness, is weak.

Mar 12 13:03

MADOFF CAN’T RUN OFF TO ISRAEL

Blatant anti Semitism!!!! Nothing more, nothing less!
Just because the man is responsible for the theft of over 65 BILLION dollars…. is that reason to deny him bail, allowing him to jump it and flee to Israel where he could be a member of Knesset, joining other criminals who are guilty of much more serious crimes….. mass murder among them.

Would the man get the same treatment if he wasn’t ‘one of the chosen’? One can’t help but wonder.

Sheesh!!!!! What is this world coming to? The man did plead guilty…. still he was sentenced to 150 years behind bars. Such a gross violation of justice.

Mar 12 13:02

THURSDAY’S TOON ~~ AL QAEDA NO LONGER NUMBER ONE THREAT


Mar 12 13:00

Climate Change --They Think It’s OK to Lie to Us!

* we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have
* it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations
* Emphasis on extreme scenarios may have been appropriate at one time
* he thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming

Mar 12 13:00

Britain Monetizes Its National Debt

The dollar and the pound are about to become the two worst performing asset classes on the planet.

Mar 12 12:59

California panel urges 'immediate action' to protect against rising sea levels

Global warming is projected to cause ocean levels to rise 55 inches or more by the end of the century. Report recommends phased abandonment of coastal areas and moving state infrastructure inland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guys? Warmer temperatures means faster evaporation. That means more water going into the air and out of the oceans.

I think if you run the numbers, you may find that the amount of water added at the edges of the ice packs is actually less than the increase in the volume of water lost across the entire surface of the world's ocean.

In other words, global warming will LOWER sea levels.

Mar 12 12:47

Hundreds seized as panicky Asif Ali Zardari struggles to keep grip on power

Pakistan rounded up hundreds of lawyers, activists and political opponents yesterday before protests that threatened to loosen the Government's increasingly shaky grip on power.


Mar 12 12:47

The Groundwork Has Already Been Laid for Martial Law

During his two terms in office, George W. Bush stepped outside the boundaries of the Constitution and assembled an amazing toolbox of powers that greatly increased the authority of the Executive branch and the reach of the federal government.

Mar 12 12:46

Clashes as Long March Begins in Karachi

The Long March began today in the cities of Karachi and Quetta, and already the government is out in force to disrupt the protest. Police attacked lawyers and political activists at Toll Plaza in Karachi, arresting several high ranking leaders of opposition parties and arresting the President of the High Court Bar of Sindh Province, as well as the former President of the nation Supreme Court Bar Association. Shops have been closed in some parts of the city as clashes between police and protesters turned violent.

Mar 12 12:36

US must prevent Taliban takeover in Afghan war

The United States must "at a minimum" prevent Taliban insurgents from returning to power in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Because they will END the drug trade, and we cannot allow that!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 12 12:35

Wireless Tasers extend the long arm of the law

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's STILL a cattle prod, and it is STILL aimed at We The People.


Mar 12 12:34

Bright schoolchildren take back seat to 'social misfits', says head teacher

State schools are being forced to prioritise "social misfits" at the expense of the majority of pupils, according to a former academy head teacher.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nothing new here. When I taught high school math, I saw that all the effort was going into forcing the students who did not want to learn math at the expense of the really bright students who were hungry to learn and being neglected.

Mar 12 12:32

Everyone agrees: War in Gaza was a failure

Suddenly we're all in consensus: The recent war in Gaza was a failure. The bon ton now is to list its flaws. Flip-floppers say its "achievements" were squandered; leftists say the war "should never have started" and rightists will say the war "should have lasted longer." But on this they all agree: It was a blunder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"HOLOCAUST! Holocaust! Oh, Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust!!!!!" -- Israel

Mar 12 12:29

Want to Rewire Your Brain? Study Music

All those hours practicing the piano pay off big time by biologically enhancing a person's ability to quickly recognize and mentally process sounds that carry emotion, according to a new study.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about banjo? What does playing that get you (besides jokes about moonshine, inbreeding, and "Deliverance")?

Mar 12 12:27

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Iraq

An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone as it was flying over Iraq, U.S. military sources in Baghdad tell Danger Room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the drone was being flown by Iran to keep an eye on Americans near the Iranian border.

Or maybe the drone is actually Israeli (they make a lot of them) and blamed on Iran to support the push for war.



Pixfuture
Mar 12 12:24

More Companies At Risk of Failing

Everybody hopes the economy bottoms out and starts to improve tomorrow. Or sooner. But there are few signs of an imminent recovery. One obvious indicator is the health of big companies - you know, the ones that have been announcing all those four- and five-digits layoffs recently. And the outlook for them seems to be getting worse, not better.

Mar 12 12:19

Space junk threat worried space station

The crew of the international space station had a close call with space junk.

The three astronauts took refuge for 11 minutes Thursday in a Russian escape capsule before returning inside. Officials were worried that the space station might get hit with a piece of space junk.

NASA says the debris was a small piece of an old spacecraft motor and it was passing within three miles of the station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, more debris from the Cosmos/Iridium collision is starting to re-enter the atmosphere as of today.

Mar 12 12:18

Iran accepts US invite for Afghan Talks

US military efforts have reportedly reached a stalemate in Afghanistan.
Tehran says it is open for negotiations on the Afghan crisis, following a US invitation to a high-level conference on Afghanistan.

Mar 12 12:18

It's Genocide. Full Stop.

Stunned and outraged, the world watched as Israeli air and ground forces ushered in the new year by slaughtering defenseless, captive Palestinians in Gaza. From the surprise air attack that caught children on their way home from school, through the repeated targeting of unarmed families, women, children, and United Nations personnel, to the last hours before Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced a unilateral ceasefire so the bloody massacre would not distract from news coverage of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, the wildly disproportionate violence of the Israeli military campaign revealed the hideous reality of the world's most heinous crime, genocide.


Mar 12 12:16

Treatment stops for Palestinian patients

Hundreds of Palestinian patients, many of them children, are no longer receiving crucial medical treatments at Israeli hospitals for cancer and other diseases after the Palestinian Authority stopped paying for their care following Israel’s onslaught in the Gaza Strip.

Mar 12 12:15

The Multiple Ways Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach

People say if farmers don’t want problems from Monsanto, just don’t buy their GMO seeds.

Not so simple. Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them?

Monsanto contaminates the fields, trespasses onto the land taking samples and if they find any GMO plants growing there (or say they have), they then sue, saying they own the crop. It’s a way to make money since farmers can’t fight back and court and they settle because they have no choice.

Mar 12 12:13

FREE THE HERO MUNTAZER AL-ZAIDI !

UPI.com Top News Shoe-thrower sentenced to three years

BAGHDAD, March 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes
at U.S. President George Bush was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday in an Iraqi court.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, hailed as a hero in some areas of the Middle East, threw two shoes at Bush in December to protest the U.S. presence in Iraq.

Mar 12 12:08

You Are Friends With an Atheist

If you live in the United States, you are almost certainly friends with at least one atheist, agnostic, nonbeliever, skeptic, or unaffiliated humanist, whether you know it or not. And your friend almost certainly endures prejudice and unequal treatment, whether you know it or not. And your friend is roughly as decent, good, loyal, honest, courageous, and generous as your other friends, and you know it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Religious fanatics have set fire to many philosophers, but no philosopher ever set fire to a religious fanatic.



Taboola
Mar 12 12:06

U.S. official: Obama won't cut military aid to Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama will not cut the billions of dollars in military aid promised to Israel, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday.

The $30 billion in aid promised to Israel over the next decade will not be harmed by the world financial crisis, the official told Israel Radio. He spoke on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Obama will gladly starve Americans so that Israel is not harmed by the world financial crisis.

I want someone to explain to me what this "special relationship" with Israel really is that our government will gladly increase the suffering of the American people so that Israel is protected from the economic crisis that is causing the rest of the world to lower their expectations.

Does Israel have a nuclear weapon hidden in DC? Because short of that, I just don't get why our entire government grovels before Tel Aviv.

I just do not get it.

Mar 12 12:04

CIA Confirms 12 of 92 Videotapes Destroyed Showed Prisoners Tortured

Heavily redacted government documents filed in a New York federal court Friday afternoon say the CIA destroyed 12 videotapes that specifically showed two detainees being tortured

Mar 12 12:02

Obama Caves to the Lobby

Foreign policy analyst Chris Nelson described the imbroglio as a reflection of the “deadly power game on what level of support for controversial Israeli government policies is a ‘requirement’ for U.S. public office.” Before the flip-flop on Freeman was announced, Nelson warned, “If Obama surrenders to the critics and orders Blair to rescind the Freeman appointment, it is difficult to see how he can properly exercise leverage, when needed, in his conduct of policy in the Middle East. That, literally, is how the experts see the stakes in the fight now under way.”

The fight is now over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are a nation of slaves to Israel.

Mar 12 11:54

We are being spoon-fed stupid again...

Can someone explain to me how 5 suspected members of Al Qaeda (although there is no question regarding KSM) suddenly got their own PR machine from inside Gitmo and at the hands of a military judge, not to mention getting a world stage through which to frighten Americans some more? And the media? Well, they are too well versed is stupid to ask any sensible questions:

Mar 12 11:53

Army mulling Zardari’s ouster

With president Asif Ali Zardari on a trip to Iran, Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gillani has reportedly sided with Army Chief General Parvez Kayani to oust the widower of late Benazir Bhutto from power.

Mar 12 11:51

Pelosi Won't Take Credit For Sinking Freeman

"I saw in the paper this morning my name quoted in association with this. I never made a public statement about Chas Freeman's nomination," Pelosi said in response to a question from the Huffington Post. "The conversation I had that was quoted in the paper was in a classified setting which I would never quote, nor should anyone else have."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

Mar 12 11:46

Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don;t you feel silly submitting to all those airport harrassments by TSA knowing that the whole Mexican border has been wide open all this time?

Mar 12 11:44

Obama Outlines Plan to Curb Earmarks

President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday that includes thousands of pet projects inserted by lawmakers, even as he unveiled new rules to restrict such so-called earmarks.

Mar 12 11:40

Roosevelt’s Banking Crisis Speech, 1933

By the time of Roosevelt's inauguration, nearly all of the banks in the nation had temporarily closed in response to mass withdrawals by a panicked public. Roosevelt calms the fears of the nation and outlines his plan to restore confidence in the banking system. The "sound assets" now held by the banks that FDR refers to is the gold he made available to them taken from Americans the week before. Astoundingly, he makes the preposterous statement that the currency is "not fiat money". Hear his contempt for gold. Americans today are even less the wiser than their ancestors seventy years ago. The same fraud will be pulled again with nary a whimper.

Mar 12 11:11

ISRAEL’S SETTLEMENT EXPANSION CANCER

Israel plans to build more Jewish colonies on land earmarked for a future Palestinian state, in what is described as the most intensive expansion of settlements since 1967, would effectively spell the end of the two-state solution.

“These people claim they are committed to the peace process but every thing they do on the ground shows quite the opposite,” Abdul Hadi Hantash, a noted expert on the proliferation of Jewish colonies in the occupied Palestinian lands, told IslamOnline.

March 11, 2009

Mar 11 23:41

Secret State Police Report: Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Libertarians are Terrorists

The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.

Mar 11 21:15

Chicago Cop Gets Nailed By His Own Video

Think of officers like Chicago PD's Joe D. Parker next time a cop testifies that he had probable cause since he observed a motorist swerving, or smelled marijuana inside a vehicle.

Mar 11 21:00

Top 10 Breaches By Removable Device

I thought it would be valuable to put the top ten most important incidents regarding removable devices, including hardware keystroke loggers, USB thumb drives, and MP3 players, together into a list. It helps highlight the risks inherent in removable devices to have all of these incidents in one place.

Mar 11 20:55

Household bills to soar because of climate change, claim scientists

Households face soaring bills because of climate change, scientists have warned in claims that everybody will be hit in their pockets by the changes in global weather.

The average cost of living is likely to increase dramatically to pay for the impact of global warming - including higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, and even the cost of keeping the garden in good repair.

"Cough up suckers!"

Mar 11 20:47

Abandoned jail and probation computer project cost £155m

An attempt to introduce a computer system for the prison and probation services that was abandoned after three years, after it had already cost £155m in public money, was last night labelled "a masterclass in sloppy project management".

The chairman of the Commons public accounts committee, Edward Leigh, said the problems with the project, to ensure that the services could share information, were "in a class of their own. This committee hears of troubled government projects all too frequently," he said. "But the litany of failings in this case are in a class of their own. All of this mess could have been avoided."

Mar 11 20:19

Where are the MADOFF Funds Now? Read On..............

In a rush? Read the fourth paragraph of the source.

Want to learn more? -- this is a damn good article.

If you're not ramping up your protection after reading this....my friend, you're simply not paying ample attention. I want you, the concerned readers of WRH, to make it through the collapse.

The question is: When the FIT hits the SHAN, will enough people know what really happened, where the money went, and who paved the road to our downfall?

Mar 11 20:06

Codex Alimentarius

Very good speech about an insidious agenda creeping along few have heard about. When you mention it by name, you really sound "in the know", too. ;-)

Mike has been talking about health and nutrition and so I thought I would offer this.

Mar 11 20:04

Free Napkin

Get, or give, free stuff.

Mar 11 19:39

Big problems need big solutions - Environmentalist Kooks Adopt Hank Paulson's Routine

BBC Science Climate change is a massive problem that needs big and bold solutions, says Professor Tim Lenton.

Mar 11 19:12

China's exports in sharp decline - World demand for crap plummets

BBC News Chinese exports plunged by more than a quarter in February from a year ago as the world's third-largest economy was hit by a drop in demand for its goods.

Exports dropped by 25.7% to $64.9bn (£47.3bn) compared with the same month a year earlier, while imports fell by 24.1% to $60.1bn, figures showed.

Mar 11 19:03

U.S. official: Obama won't cut military aid to Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama will not cut the billions of dollars in military aid promised to Israel, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday.

The $30 billion in aid promised to Israel over the next decade will not be harmed by the world financial crisis, the official told Israel Radio. He spoke on condition of anonymity.

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"Those dumb as nails Americans didn't really need those schools anyway. All they need to know they can learn at boot camp!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 11 17:53

Ludicrous Terrorist Watch List Now Contains Over 1 Million Names

Newly released figures show that one million names now make up the government’s terrorist watch list, a dramatic rise of around 32% in the last two years.

Mar 11 17:52

The Martyrdom Of Mordechai Vanunu

Within days of the announcement of a record 205 nominations for 2009’s Nobel Peace Prize, [one of several prizes endowed by Swedish industrialist and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel] perpetual nominee Mordechai Vanunu declined the honor in a letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo:

I am asking the committee to remove my name from the nominations…I cannot be part of a list of laureates that includes Simon Peres…Peres established and developed the atomic weapon program in Dimona in Israel…Peres was the man who ordered [my] kidnapping…he continues to oppose my freedom and release…WHAT I WANT IS FREEDOM AND ONLY FREEDOM….FREEDOM AND ONLY FREEDOM I NEED NOW.

Mar 11 17:51

Study: Decline in Lawyer IQs

A British study reports that the average IQ of lawyers has declined over the past 12 years, moving closer to the "average" range.

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Law does not require reasoning (indeed it often seems to intentionally reject the process), only rote memorization.

Mar 11 17:36

TRAILER - THE OBAMA DECEPTION

Mar 11 17:27

A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies

A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies involving major drugs. Yikes.

Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., has asked several anesthesiology journals to retract the studies, which appeared between 1996 and 2008, the WSJ reports. The hospital says its former chief of acute pain, Scott S. Reuben, faked data used in the studies.

Mar 11 17:22

FLASHBACK - Left Wing Canadian Paper Says Cheney Directed B52 to Bomb Iran

Consequently, there is considerable circumstantial evidence to argue that the nuclear armed B-52 was part of an apparent covert operation, outside the regular chain of constitutional military command. The alleged authority responsible for this was Vice President Cheney. He very likely used the Secret Service to take charge of a contrived National Special Security Event involving a nuclear armed B-52 that would be flown from Minot AFB. The B-52 was directed to Barksdale Air Force base where it would have conducted a covert mission to the Middle East involving the detonation of one or more nuclear weapons most likely in or in the vicinity of Iran. This could either have occurred during a conventional military strike against Iran, or a False Flag operation in the Persian Gulf region.

Mar 11 17:17

The "Anti-semitism" drinking game - version: Solzhenitsyn

No wonder Solzhenitsyn is so rarely mentioned - he said something that a certain group doesn't LIKE even though it is substantiated and credible.

Take a drink for each mention of "Anti-semitism" (or its variants) in this simple wiki page that describes one of this great Russia author's works - remember, if you repeat it often enough, it makes it TRUE (hmmm, who is normally credited with that, hmmmm)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Hundred_Years_Together

Post other hyperbolic use of "anti-Semitism", "antisemitism", "antisemitic" etc... as a drinking game, too! Let's make it fun! And when you sober up, read some Solzhenitsyn - it must be pretty good! This one they wouldn't even allow to be published in English!

Mar 11 15:58

Flashback 1985: G. Edward Griffin interviews KGB defector

All this is still going on - which shows the threat comes from the puppetmasters, not the USSR.

Mar 11 14:53

You Don't Know Dick

Given Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh's new revelation that the military ran an "Executive Assassination Ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to Cheney I have reposted below - as context - my 2006 essay, called "All Roads Lead to Dick Cheney".

Mar 11 14:45

Israeli court orders Palestinian to demolish his own home or face penalty

Tamimi said in a statement, "How can I destroy the house in which I lived for 17 years with my own hands! Where will I go with my family? I have paid all fines with the hope of obtaining a construction permit but to no avail".

He said that the land is owned by his family and that he had the required documents to prove it.

The Israeli occupation authority bans construction or even maintenance of Palestinian homes in occupied Jerusalem's Old City in a bid to empty the holy city from its indigenous population and replace them with Jewish immigrants.

Mar 11 14:42

Life insurer laundered drug money

A now-closed Florida insurance company whose executives have been charged with running an investment scam also laundered drug cartel money, authorities allege.

U.S prosecutors in January charged the two top executives, lead attorney and trustee of Mutual Benefits Corp., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with organizing an elaborate Ponzi scheme that cheated investors out of nearly $1 billion.

Court documents obtained by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel indicate the executives also are suspected of fraudulently selling life insurance policies on people with fatal diseases to Latin American narcotics traffickers, who allegedly cashed the policies out early as a way to launder the drug money.

Mar 11 14:38

The Palfrey-Cheney Connection

Well, lookie, lookie, Roll Call, Politico and Wonkette all served up items yesterday that mentioned the possibility that Dick Cheney used the services of Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s escort service in the 1990s.

Mar 11 14:32

Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The remark came out seemingly inadvertently when Hersh was asked by the moderator of a public discussion of "America's Constitutional Crisis" whether abuses of executive power, like those which occurred under Richard Nixon, continue to this day.

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Mar 11 13:53

Why are Tim Geithner and the Media Playing Dumb About What Happened to Our Money?

A formerly famous and now mostly forgotten poet of nonsense verse once said: "There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns....there are also unknown unknowns."

That was, of course, Donald Rumsfeld, but it doesn't sound too different from your average briefing/Congressional testimony/interview by Timothy Geithner. Besides being awash in toxic paper, credit default swaps, and collateralized debt obligations, we seem to be drowning in unknowns. Only, I get the sense that there are fewer unknowns than we're being told.

Mar 11 12:36

Mercedes lottery contest sparks outcry OLG buys foreign instead of Canadian built cars

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. had been running a “License to Win” promotion at its 22 slot facilities and charity casinos across the province. The contest offered 22 Mercedes-Benz B200 autos as prizes to be drawn on April 14. Contestants entered the draw by filling out ballots at the various locations.

Conservative member of provincial parliament Ted Chudleigh bemoaned the agency’s choice of “high-priced European cars made by foreign workers.”

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Perhaps the lottery wanted to provide a prize of lasting value. Who knows how long a domestic warranty will be good? Who DOESN'T Kmow how bad domestic cars are?

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