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Dec 05 22:09


“I can call a president of the United States anything in the book, but I can’t touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank,” Thomas said. “No Americans would tolerate that — white-only roads...HELEN THOMAS

Dec 05 21:53


The Met Office, using data generated by a £33million supercomputer, claims Britain can stop worrying about a big freeze this year because we could be in for a milder winter than in past years.

Dec 05 21:41

Author claims we're in the grip of a mini ice age

AFTER nearly two weeks of snow and sub zero temperatures rivaling those of Siberia, the old joke about global warming being a good thing has had a new lease of life. So what has happened to doom-laden predictions of the world heating up as glaciers melt?

Dec 05 21:37

No, The Big Banks Have Not "Paid Back" Government Bailouts and Subsidies

The big banks claim that they have paid back all of the bailout money they received, and that the taxpayers have actually made money on the bailouts.

However, as Barry Ritholtz notes:

Pro Publica has been maintaining a list of bailout recipients, updating the amount lent versus what was repaid.

So far, 938 Recipients have had $607,822,512,238 dollars committed to them, with $553,918,968,267 disbursed. Of that $554b disbursed, less than half — $220,782,546,084 — has been returned.

Whenever you hear pronunciations of how much money the TARP is making, check back and look at this list. It shows the TARP is deeply underwater.

Dec 05 19:08

What happened to the 'warmest year on record': The truth is global warming has halted

Never mind that Britain, just as it was last winter and the winter before, was deep in the grip of a cold snap, which has seen some temperatures plummet to minus 20C, and that here 2010 has been the coolest year since 1996.

Globally, it insisted, 2010 was still on course to be the warmest or second warmest year since current records began.

But buried amid the details of those two Met Office statements 12 months apart lies a remarkable climbdown that has huge implications - not just for the Met Office, but for debate over climate change as a whole.

Read carefully with other official data, they conceal a truth that for some, to paraphrase former US VicePresident Al Gore, is really inconvenient: for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped.

Dec 05 17:55

US poll: Congressmen least honest

The most recent Gallup poll has asked Americans about what kind of professionals they think are the most honest and ethical.

The survey shows that US Congressmen, car salesmen and lobbyists are seen as the least honest and most unethical people in America today, according to AFP.

57 percent of those surveyed also rate the ethical standards of Congressmen as low to very low.

Meanwhile, only nine percent think highly of US lawmakers.

Dec 05 17:06

I Keep Telling You It’s Getting Colder!

Just after finishing this essay I read in the mainstream news Global experts: Warming could double food prices. It is extremely pathetic to see the lies piled on top of lies and utter duplicity of the press and these supposed experts.

Dec 05 17:01

Mounting State Debts Stoke Fears of Looming Crisis: Budget imbalances, state and local government debt worry analysts

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week.

While next year could be even worse, there are bigger, longer-term risks, financial analysts say. Their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments have so much debt — several trillion dollars’ worth, with much of it off the books and largely hidden from view — that it could overwhelm them in the next few years.

Analysts fear that at some point — no one knows when — investors could balk at lending to the weakest states, setting off a crisis that could spread to the stronger ones, much as the turmoil in Europe has spread from country to country.

Dec 05 16:57

Riddle of missing fingerprints on Dr David Kelly's 'overdose' pill packs

Three blister packs of the painkiller, each able to hold ten pills, were retrieved from Dr Kelly’s coat pocket when his body was found in woods near his home.

Only one tablet remained, leading his post mortem examination report to state he may have taken up to 29 pills.

Co-proxamol ingestion is listed as a cause of death on his death certificate.

But Thames Valley Police has now revealed that when it tested two of the blister packs for fingerprints there were ‘none recovered’.

Dec 05 16:53

Could your Facebook profile lead to higher insurance premium? Insurers snooping on online activity to calculate costs

Posting pictures of yourself partying on Facebook or bragging about your lazy Sundays could result in a more expensive insurance premium, it has emerged.

Insurers are planning to introduce 'predictive modelling' schemes - which monitor online data about people's social life and spending - in the UK after studying the results of U.S. trials.

Dec 05 16:04

TYT: Is Obama Weak, Stupid Or Complicit? (or Democrat in name only)

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) talks about a new CBS News poll showing that 67% of Americans don't want a tax cut extension for the rich. He asks why president Obama is backing down on his promise to not give more tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.

Dec 05 14:50

National Debt. To whom do we owe it

Dec 05 11:56


A highly placed source within the White House and CIA confirmed, in an interview, that the invasion of Iran was scheduled for 2006 but planned in 1999.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the invasion has been held off for these 4 years is a credit to the bloggers which hold the propaganda machine at bay!

Dec 05 11:47

The scramble for physical metal intensifies

The scramble for physical gold and silver is intensifying. People increasingly want to own the real thing, and not some paper substitute, all of which come with counterparty risk. This conclusion is apparent from the following two charts of gold and silver forwards, which are based on data made available by the London Bullion Market Association through November 24th (the most recent data available).

Dec 05 11:39

COP16 Will Kyoto Bring The House Of Cards Down

Ostriches at COP16: They just can't believe the wealth redistribution scam has crashed and burned.

Dec 05 11:25

Russian satellites fail to enter orbit after launch

Russian aerospace experts said the satellites and the upper stage rocket carrying them probably fell into the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait a moment, so that's not a new modern art sculpture sticking out of the lawn in front of the admin building this morning?!?

Dec 05 11:10

Alan Grayson Jabs Fox News Hosts, George W. Bush On Personal Stakes In Bush Tax Cuts Extension

Alan Grayson quoting numbers from Newsweek re: earnings of the big conservative pundits: Rush Limbaugh-$58.7 million a year, Glenn Beck-$33 million a year, Sean Hannity-$22 million a year, Bill O'Reilly-$20 million a year, Sarah Palin-$14 million a year, Newt Gingrich-$5 million a year, George W. Bush-$4.2 million a year. And that's just the top seven of the fascist media darlings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The truth is free but a good lie pays big bucks in the United States of America!

Let's see; I have about $22 and an old bus token in my pocket ... and I still have to get flowers for my wife today since it's our 16th anniversary! :)

Dec 05 11:03

Helen Thomas' school scraps award over 'Zionists' remark

Wayne State University, the Detroit, Michigan, institution that Thomas graduated from in 1942, said in a statement Friday that the school will no longer give out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award.

"Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints," the school's statement said. "However, the university strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas during a conference yesterday."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the freedom medals, the Oscars, and the Nobel Peace Prize, it has become obvious that these awards are handed out not for merit but for obedience. As long as you can be brainwashed into thinking that these little bits of metal and ribbon really mean something, and that you should want them, you will forever be a slave to whatever those who hand out such trinkets want you to think, say, or do.

Helen Thomas understands a great truth and one you would do well to study; that the first step in being free of those who would enslave you is to free yourself from wanting what it is they hand out as treats to their favorite pets. The day you willingly walk away from awards, or decide you no longer want the cushy prestigious jobs in media/entertainment, that is the day you stop being a slave, and can tell the world what you honestly think is the truth.

As Obama and Al Gore proved, these "coveted" awards are handed out to help sell the credibility of a person and an agenda to a gullible public. I thank Wayne State University for ending their Helen Thomas Award because by the mere act of having done so, Wayne State University proved that award was never worthy of the person it was named for. In claiming "Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints" at the very same time they punish Helen Thomas for her viewpoint, Wayne State has not only proclaimed its own servitude to Israel, not only made itself a laughing stock before the world, but demonstrated that American academia, once the bastion of freedom of inquiry and the exchange of ideas, has deteriorated into just another pointless and costly fashion accessory purchased on credit and worn to bolster ones self-image

Helen Thomas does not have an award.

Helen Thomas does not need an award.

In speaking truth to power at the expense of her career, Helen Thomas has firmly established herself as the Edward R. Murrow of our time.

P.S. Dear Wayne State University.

Helen Thomas is of Lebanese descent. Lebanese are Arab Semitic. So Helen is herself a Semite. Are the clueless idiots at Wayne State University now to be considered anti-Semitic?

HELL YES!!!!!!! :)

Dec 05 11:02

Helen Thomas-More attacksRobert Cohen, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit, applauded Wayne State's decision to withdraw the award.

Hugh Collins

AOL News (Dec. 4) – Wayne State University has terminated its Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media award after the former White House correspondent claimed that the United States is controlled by "Zionists."

Thomas, 90, told a workshop on anti-Arab bias in Dearborn, Mich., that Jewish influence made it impossible to criticize Israel in the United States.

"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists," Thomas said on Thursday. "They put their money where their mouth is."

Susan Walsh, AP

Dec 05 10:15

Soldiers, Suicide and Drugs

In 2009 there were 160 active duty suicides, 239 suicides within the total Army including the Reserves, 146 active duty deaths from drug overdoses and high risk behavior and 1,713 suicide attempts. In addition to suicide, other out-of-character behavior like domestic violence is known to erupt from the drugs.

More troops are dying by their own hand than in combat, according to an Army report titled "Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention." Not only that, but 36 percent of the suicides were troops who were never deployed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is scary indeed, not only for our military, but for the friends and families who love them.

The potential for real danger from these drugs (and any combinations of these drugs) can absolutely be lethal.

Dec 05 10:05

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

The globe is gripped with a series of arenas where the struggle between the U.S. and its allies against the triple entente of Eurasia — Russia, China, and Iran — and their other allies are taking place. The struggles in these fronts vary in shape and dimension, but are all inter-linked and aimed against incorporation into a central entity controlled by the U.S. and its allies. These fronts are the Caucasus, the Balkans, East Africa, the Middle East (including the Eastern Mediterranean), the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, South Asia or the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arctic Circle.

Dec 05 09:48

Mounting State Debts Stoke Fears of Looming Crisis

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week.

While next year could be even worse, there are bigger, longer-term risks, financial analysts say. Their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments have so much debt — several trillion dollars’ worth, with much of it off the books and largely hidden from view — that it could overwhelm them in the next few years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These developments, coupled with millions cut off from any kind of unemployment benefits, creates the "perfect storm" for massive civil unrest in this country, possibly starting early next year.

Prudent people are preparing now for just such a potential scenario, and are making sure that they are as ready for such a contingency as possible, having food, potable water, and medical supplies on hand for such an emergency.

Rest assured that the Federal Government is certainly getting ready for such an eventuality.

As reported on 23 November 2010 at:


"U.S. Military War Gaming for Large Scale Economic Breakdown and Civil Unrest"

"The Army, in a year-long war games series called Unified Quest 2011, is looking at a variety of possibilities and how to deal with them, including:

* the implications of “large scale economic breakdown” inside of the United States
* how to maintain “domestic order amid civil unrest”
* and ways to deal with fragmented global power and drastically lower budgets

Clearly, the U.S. government is making contingency plans to deal with a worst-case, all-out-collapse scenario of not only the economy, but our social and political systems."

Dec 05 09:44

Brazil recognition of Palestine irks Israel

Israel has expressed regret over Brazil’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine based on the borders before Israel’s occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

Dec 05 09:32

Unrelenting-Helen Thomas' school scraps award over 'Zionists' remark

December 5, 2010 -- Updated 0216 GMT (1016 HKT)
(CNN) -- The alma mater of journalist Helen Thomas will not bestow an award that had been given in her name, making the decision after the 90-year-old scribe made more controversial comments about Jewish people.
Wayne State University, the Detroit, Michigan, institution that Thomas graduated from in 1942, said in a statement Friday that the school will no longer give out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award.

"Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints," the school's statement said. "However, the university strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas during a conference yesterday."

Dec 05 09:30

Cancún climate change summit: Is God determined to prevent a deal?

Is the divine presence a Republican? Or is He/She/It running an inter-galactic fossil fuel conglomerate? As His name doesn't feature on the exxonsecrets site, the Congressional funding database or any of the other sponsored denier lists, we'll never know, but whatever the explanation may be, the Paraclete appears to be as determined as any terrestrial corporate frontman to prevent a successful conclusion to the climate talks.

How do I know? Because every time anyone gets together to try to prevent global climate breakdown, He swaths the rich, densely habited parts of the world with snow and ice, while leaving obscurer places to cook.

Dec 05 09:28

A resurgent Syria alarms U.S., Israel

Syria's fresh interference in Lebanon and its increasingly sophisticated weapons shipments to Hezbollah have alarmed American officials and prompted Israel's military to consider a strike against a Syrian weapons depot that supplies the Lebanese militia group, U.S. and Israeli officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported 28 May, 2008 at:


"Iran and its close ally Syria have signed a new defence cooperation pact, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, just a week after news broke that Israel had begun indirect peace talks with Damascus.

"The two countries pledge their mutual support regarding territorial independence and integrity in terms of international and regional authorities," the state-run IRNA news agency reported."

Therefore, any attack against Syria will be considered by both countries' leadership to be an attack against Iran as well.

Such an Israeli attack may well start a regional war which could escalate into a world war, with Russia China coming along in behalf of Iran, and both of those countries are nuclear armed.

War with Russia and China, anyone?!?

Thought not.

Dec 05 09:22

Surgical anesthetic gases coming under fire for global warming potential – Only one problem: they haven’t been observed in the atmosphere

The press release below is from the University of Copenhagen Department of Chemistry. The anesthetic gases isofluran, desflurane and sevoflurane are coming under scrutiny for global warming potential. However, what isn’t stated in the press release is this important paragraph of the scientific paper :

There are no production numbers available in the literature
for the anaesthetic agents. The three compounds have not yet been observed in the free atmosphere, and current atmospheric levels are expected to be small (of the order of part per trillion/volume). At these concentrations, when viewed in isolation, their present contribution to the relative forcing of climate change is negligible in comparison with the current forcing of 1.7 Watts/sq meter due to CO2.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that any fool can get a grant for any study as long as the words "global warming" appear in the title. So, my grant proposal is a study on the effects of global warming on the size and thickness of bikinis, and the relationship between global warming and the popularity of going topless. Anyone care to fund this study? I'll take lots of pictures! Honest!

Dec 05 09:20

Palestinian President: I'll Ask Israel To Take Over West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he may dissolve his self-rule government and ask Israel to resume full control of the West Bank if troubled peace talks fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not a legitimate threat on the part of Abbas; should such a thing happen, it would be capitulation, pure and simple.

Dec 05 09:17

Signs that show Man Made Global Warming is Definitely Still Happening

As your boiler breaks down, your pipes freeze, your car won’t start, your Ocado delivery fails to arrive, your train is cancelled, your neck is broken after slipping on black ice and you lie in an emergency ward waiting for a doctor to turn up only to learn that they’re all off today because of the weather, you might be forgiven for thinking that all this has something to do with global cooling, changes in the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and the decline in sunspot activity perhaps auguring a new Maunder minimum.

But you couldn’t be more wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Carbonazis are still trying to raise on a busted flush!

Dec 05 09:08

Report: Iran now able to process its own raw uranium

Iran now produces everything it needs for the nuclear fuel cycle, making its nuclear program self-sufficient, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization told state media Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will surely be used against Iran in the upcoming round of talks starting next week, but why should this not be the case, if in fact Iran is using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes?!?!?

Dec 05 09:05

Boycott roundup: French companies to drop out of Jerusalem rail project

In a significant victory for the global Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, French companies Veolia and Alstom have dropped out of the Jerusalem light rail project due to sustained pressure from Palestine solidarity groups. The companies were contracted by the Israeli government to construct and manage the tramway linking Jerusalem to several illegal Israeli settlement colonies in the occupied West Bank.

Dec 05 09:00


Art student Emily Henochowicz who lost an eye during a protest against the IDF’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in late May continues her activities to free Palestine…

Dec 05 08:58


Insurance companies in Israel are rejoicing today as the cause of the fire in the north was finally uncovered. Most policies covering property damage have a clause that simply states ‘DOES NOT COVER ACTS OF GOD’, usually in fine print.

Israel’s major Torah ‘Sage’ and racist extraordinaire, Ovadia Yosef, finally issued the long awaited for reason of the fire …. and just as suspected, it was an act of God.

Dec 05 08:54

Demonstrators Place Flag Atop The Wall in Ni’ilin; Army Responds with Massive Amount of Tear Gas

Ni’ilin demonstrates under the banner “The Intifada Continues, No Peace with the Occupation. Demonstrators manage to place flag on top of wall in Ni’ilin despite heavy amounts of tear gas.

Dec 05 08:53

You Are Not What You Own

“What is needed is self actualization not self image actualization.”-Bruce Lee.

Dec 05 08:34

Copper: Part I The new currency.

Check out this google link to Copper Bullion for sale. It’s not just the 1 oz bars, people are now selling copper bullion in kilo bars, coins, rounds and pretty much anything else they can make it look like a legitimate currency.

The ironic aspect to this, is that if the rumored one world currency is deployed, and it has in it, physical commodities like copper, you can expect an increase in crime to break out. If people started to look up at power-lines and instead of seeing a few pennies per pound in realized value at a junk shop, instead becomes thousands of future World Dollars, we will have problems.

Dec 05 08:31

What's behind the 2010 gold rush?

Investors and central banks are buying up the yellow metal at unprecedented levels, but will its allure last as fears over the global economy ease?

Richard Blackden

In the 19th century, San Francisco's citizens couldn't read about the gold rush happening little more than 200 miles from their city . . .

Dec 05 08:30

Tension grows between Calif. Muslims, FBI after informant infiltrates mosque

Monteilh's mission as an informant backfired. Muslims were so alarmed by his talk of violent jihad that they obtained a restraining order against him.

He had helped build a terrorism-related case against a mosque member, but that also collapsed. The Justice Department recently took the extraordinary step of dropping charges against the worshiper, who Monteilh had caught on tape agreeing to blow up buildings, law enforcement officials said. Prosecutors had portrayed the man as a dire threat.

Compounding the damage, Monteilh has gone public, revealing secret FBI methods and charging that his "handlers" trained him to entrap Muslims as he infiltrated their mosques, homes and businesses. He is now suing the FBI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This case needs a lot of attention because it reveals that the FBI is creating all these terror arrests you see in the media, to "prove" how dangerous those gosh-darned Mooslims really are! In this case, the FBI planted an informant inside a mosque to talk about Jihad, talk some idiot into agreeing to bomb a building, in order for the FBI to prove how butch they are by arresting the patsy in full view of the press. Voila! FBI heroes, Muslims bad! For this we pay taxes? Those were not Muslims who attacked Americans in international waters last May, and ignoring them while creating the illusion of Muslim terrorists only reminds us all that Helen Thomas is telling the truth when she says Zionists are running the US Government for the benefit of Israel.

See The FBI Allowed the 1993
WTC Bombing to Happen

UPDATE: Apparently in response to the growing number of these FBI fuckups, the Congress is considering a law making it a crime to publish the names of government informants, so that every time they screw up the FBI can just move the informant to another neighborhood or another campus and nobody will in theory know they are FBI informants. But as a safe approach, assume any smelly arrogant asshole with dynamite trying to talk you into an act of violence is a likely informant.

Dec 05 08:22

Prop. 19, Monsanto, and GMO Terminator Cannabis

The object is to patent up every possible combination of cannabinoids with efficacy for every possible disease they can treat, and every possible genetic sequence! Once ready to make the move, they will shut down every medical cannabis grower for patent fraud”

“Monsanto terminator technology is being applied to Cannabis by (David Watson) at Hortapharm in Holland.”

Dec 05 08:18

Newark archbishop shielded at least 4 priests accused of sexual abuse

Myers and his aides say the archdiocese has taken aggressive measures to identify abusive priests.

But a Star-Ledger review of the archbishop’s record since 2002 shows Myers on at least four occasions has shielded priests accused of sexual abuse against minors and one adult. In the four instances, the priests have either admitted improper sexual contact, pleaded guilty to crimes stemming from accusations of sexual misconduct or been permanently barred from ministry by the archdiocese after allegations of sexual misconduct.

The archdiocese also wrote a letter of recommendation for one of the priests, a week after it learned he was accused of breaking into a woman’s home in Florida and possibly assaulting her.

Dec 05 07:50

Federal subpoenas hit more Palestine solidarity activists

Fennerty said at least one new subpoena requires the recipient to appear before a grand jury on January 25. He declined to name the recipients but said they’re both young and frightened.

“They’re widening the scope of this investigation,” Fennerty said. “They’re trying to squeeze anybody they can. This is an attack about people who do solidarity work around Palestine.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thereby proving that Helen Thomas was right when she repeated that Zionists are controlling the American government. Were the Israelis that attacked Americans in international waters (killing one) and hijacked a US-flagged ship last May ever brought up on charges by the US?

Dec 05 07:42

US cable: China leaders ordered hacking on Google

One memo sent by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to Washington said a "well-placed contact" told diplomats the Chinese government coordinated the attacks late last year on Google Inc. under the direction of the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of Communist Party power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this had been a real memo,. they would not have used the phrase "well placed contact", they would have used the name of the person. This is another WikiLeaks fake!

Dec 05 07:41


Why is the American public generally unaware of Israel’s theft of U S military secrets?

The Western media adamantly refuses to report anything critical of Israel.

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor at Veterans Today, observed that “America learned, long ago with the infamous Jonathan Pollard case, that secrets going to Israel end up in the hands of America’s enemies.”

According to Duff, “America’s most vital Cold War defence information, nuclear technology, air defence systems, classified weapons and even NATO defence plans in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, all went to Russia as part of an arrangement between the Soviets and Israel. Pollard is doing life in prison for this.”

Dec 05 07:22

Sat Dec 4th, Colorado Public Television broadcasts Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

Welcome Colorado Public Television Channel 12 Viewers!

A few thoughts after the broadcast….

If you saw the broadcast of “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup” on Colorado Public Television Channel 12, you may be feeling a variety of things–from curiosity to depression to anger or fear. This is normal. If our government was involved in sponsoring the events of 9/11 in any way, the implications of this are truly horrific for our country. This is a very difficult subject for all of us. Recognizing this, we’d like to offer a few thoughts.

Dec 05 07:14

Paul Jay of Real News interviews political science prof Leo Panitch on Irish crisis

JAY: So first the banks get saved by the Irish state, and then they beat the hell out of the Irish state 'cause they may not be able to pay off the debt the Irish state took on to save them.

PANITCH: That's the situation, and there's nothing new about this.

Dec 05 07:07

'Israel shot 91 Gazan scrap collectors'

Since March, Israel's military has reportedly shot at least 91 Palestinians, who had resorted to collecting debris to cope with Tel Aviv's siege of Gaza ...

Dec 05 06:24

Don't Mention the Cables, Future Diplomats

Robert Mackey
New York Times

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, which grooms future diplomats, has confirmed to The Lede that it did send an e-mail to students this week warning them to avoid posting comments online about the leaked diplomatic cables, if they ever hope to work for the State Department . . .

Dec 05 06:11

Wikileaks: A Tool of Psy Warfare

The Wikileaks revelations confirm the obvious, more than what it informs us about the darker corners of ‘US diplomacy, cloaked in securitocracy.’ In fact, it is Cyber War, in the new game of psy-warfare, targeting individuals and countries, to cover-up the shame of defeat of war on Afghanistan, war on Iraq and 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. The cyber war has been launched, impacting public opinion globally, and focusing on three objectives mainly:

Dec 05 02:59

Cheerleader for bankster economics

Dr. North,

You’re getting real desperate with today’s hit piece on Ellen Brown, “Cheerleader for Hitler’s Economics,” as you scramble to defend what more and more people are realizing to be the gold standard bankster scam to confiscate people’s wealth in the inevitable terminal phase of their latest debt with interest money scheme, all in the name of a return to “sound money.” It happened in 1933, it will happen again, and you know it.

Beware of Ron Paul's advocacy of "sound money." It's the scam of the private banksters.

Dec 05 02:56

Gary North: Spokesman for a major Federal Reserve bankster smokescreen

In the latest example of Gary North’s growing list of outlandish claims for this year alone, on November 26, he took exception with Ellen Brown saying that the Federal Reserve is private.

The Federal Reserve is neither "federal" nor has "reserves."

Dec 05 02:51

Stress & Worry: American Dream is 'to pay my rent

The U.S. has long enjoyed its title as the land of opportunity, but in the grip of economic uncertainty this reputation could soon be lost. Struck by poverty, and with unemployment just below 10 percent, many say the American dream is in serious trouble

Dec 05 02:02

Easter Island tense as police, Rapa Nui regroup – Swat Teams!

A military plane carrying riot police reinforcements landed on Easter Island Saturday, and Chile’s Interior Minister said they will continue evicting Rapa Nui islanders who have been squatting in government buildings built on their ancestral properties.

Dozens of people were wounded by police buckshot and batons after violently resisting the first such eviction on Friday on the usually tranquil South Pacific island, where as many as 50,000 tourists come each year to see the Moai – huge stone heads carved by the Rapa Nui’s ancestors.