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Aug 26 23:01

BP's Hayward won't testify next month

WASHINGTON – Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward has refused a request by U.S. senators to testify next month about BP's role in the release of the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

In a letter this week signed by Hayward and obtained by The Associated Press, Hayward told Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., that he is focused on ensuring a "smooth and successful leadership change" at the company and will be unable to testify. The committee is looking into whether the British-based oil company had sought Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's release to help get a $900 million exploration agreement with Libya off the ground.

Aug 26 22:30

Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth: Watch The Ad One Million New Yorkers Will See!

"Our strategy for buying spots is guided by two principles. Firstly, showing it to audiences who will respond productively and influence the public discussion, such as young people, academics, journalists and the political class. And secondly, repetition!"

More info at: http://www.ae911truth.org/news/41-articles/358-watch-the-ad-one-millio...

Aug 26 19:49

Shaped Charge Explosion Compared to WTC Explosion on 911

" . . . the situation is not of your picking."

Aug 26 19:25

How is Independent Thinking Connected to Freedom and Prosperity?

David Redick
Activist Post

Independent thinking is the basis for understanding the world around us. This means that you only believe and support information and ideas that make sense to you, after proper analysis, based on facts and logic. That is the opposite of accepting whatever the masses, your church, political party, or the government says is "right" or "true." For those people, Lemming, sheep, follower, and herd mentality come to mind.

Aug 26 18:08

Canola, Pushed by Genetics, Moves Into Uncharted Territories - The Wild!

Genetically engineered versions of the canola plant are flourishing in the form of roadside weeds in North Dakota, scientists say, in one of the first instances of a genetically modified crop establishing itself in the wild.

Aug 26 17:53

Sayanim -- Israeli operatives in the U.S

Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They sense -- rightly -- that they are being misled no matter which political party does the leading.

A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be frustrated at being played for the fool.

When the “con” is clearly seen, “the mark” (that’s us) will see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its operatives. The secret to Israel’s force-multiplier in the U.S. is its use of agents, assets and sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers).

When Israeli-American Jonathan Pollard was arrested for spying in 1986, Tel Aviv assured us that he was not an Israeli agent but part of a “rogue” operation. That was a lie.

Only 12 years later did Tel Aviv concede that he was an Israeli spy the entire time he was stealing U.S. military secrets. That espionage -- by a purported ally -- damaged our national security more than any operation in U.S. history.

In short, Israel played us for the fool.

Aug 26 17:48

WMR: Israeli intelligence infiltrated throughout Lebanese government

Mossad is also reported to be grooming a successor to the Lebanese Shi’a political leader Nabih Berri, currently the speaker of the Lebanese parliament. The Mossad operation is being actively supported behind the scenes by Saudi Arabia, a country that is fast becoming one of Israel’s most “open secret” allies in the Middle East.

According to WMR’s sources in Lebanon, one network that Israel and the United States can rely on to support the UN after the expected indictment of Hezbollah for Hariri’s assassination is a Sunni network in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. It includes a member of the same family as Ziad al-Jarrah, one of the alleged United Flight 93 hijackers on September 11, 2001.

Aug 26 16:58

ACLU: Microwave Heat Gun Use in Jails 'Torture'

LOS ANGELES — A device designed to control unruly inmates by blasting them with a beam of intense energy that causes a burning sensation is drawing heat from civil rights groups who fear it could cause serious injury and is "tantamount to torture."

Aug 26 16:41

Economic Hitmen

The creation of money should be the sole prerogative of a sovereign government.

Aug 26 16:07

Ellen Brown Presentation: HOW CALIFORNIA CAN CREATE ITS OWN CREDIT: OWN A BANK!

Why are private Wall Street banks too big too fail, but California isn?t?

Great, educational presentation. Worth reading!

Aug 26 15:38

Shaped Charges and the World Trade Center Collapses

The linear shaped charge demonstrates the sound made by high velocity explosives. The sound which shocked the firefighters is all but identical, thus indicating it was created by a high velocity explosive detonation.

Why were high velocity explosives detonating in the vicinity of the World Trade Center?

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Aug 26 15:19

Treasury Makes Shocking Admission: Program for Struggling Homeowners Just a Ploy to Enrich Big Banks

But according to recent startling admissions from top Treasury officials, the mortgage plan was actually not really about helping borrowers at all. Instead, it was simply one element of a broader effort to pump money into big banks and shield them from losses on bad loans. That's right: Treasury openly admitted that its only serious program purporting to help ordinary citizens was actually a cynical move to help Wall Street megabanks.

Aug 26 15:12

Concerned Citizen tired of the Lies and Deception

Citizens of America, the same corporate controlled media and government who told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that Osama Bin Laden had to be rooted out and destroyed because of 9/11 is now targeting Iran telling us they are the next threat to America. Please don’t buy into the media hype.

Aug 26 15:12

Flashback 2008: A new 9/11 clue, By Jerry Mazza

A new 9/11 clue
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Aug 27, 2008, 00:21
Israel has been listening to every phone in America for years and has the technology to monitor and record who any individual is calling, anywhere in America. It subcontracts billing and directory services for phone companies around the world, with 90 percent of American phone companies as clients. But Amdocs is 100 percent Israeli owned. Read the full linked story and listen to the linked Fox videos, and wonder if this tiny nation doesn’t fill the bill to a T as a major conspirator in the 9/11 tragedy, with the Arabs coming off as mere patsies. The kicker is that even the NSA and FBI have complained about Israel’s spying power on them for years with no noticeable result.

Aug 26 14:58

David Rockefeller Infamous Quote from pg 405 of his Memoirs!

"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

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Alexander the Great wanted one world.

Genghis Khan wanted one world.

Napoleon wanted one world.

Caesar wanted one world.

Attila the Hon wanted one world.

Hitler wanted one world.

...

Aug 26 14:49

Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles?

According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.

Aug 26 13:31

Dallas Muslims to Distribute Food, Clothing, Toys to Families in Need During Ramadan

Hundreds of Muslims from the Dallas area will help distribute food, clothing, and toys and provide health screenings to more than 1000 local homeless people this Ramadan as part of Islamic Relief USA's (IR USA) annual Day of Dignity campaign.

In its eighth year, Day of Dignity is a nationwide campaign that recruits more than 2000 volunteers who in turn, serve around 20,000 homeless and people in need in 22 cities throughout America. Dallas's event, which is in its third year, will take place this Saturday at Masjid Al-Islam from 11 am to 2 pm.

Aug 26 13:21

Protesters head to sea over Obama administration’s fishing regulations

Two U.S. Coast Guard Zodiac boats intercepted the flotilla of protesters minutes out from the president’s vacation paradise, but were keeping their distance and have so far made no attempt to stop the fishermen either physically or by radio.

Aug 26 13:20

Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.

Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.

Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesn’t want to listen to you any more.

Aug 26 13:07

You, yes YOU can vote for the top songs used to wake up the astronauts!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I could not find my wife's music there, so I voted for "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Yep, I voted for the local boy; I voted for "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Yessireebob, I voted for "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

:)

Aug 26 11:47

Fake Gold Bars in Fort Knox!

A recent discovery -- in October of 2009 -- has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the "big money" brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox -- the US Treasury gold -- that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an "m") of gold bars are fake!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason Ron Paul's gold audit will never happen.

Aug 26 11:44

Cheers! Al Gore concedes environmental legislation battle is over

"[T]his [cap-and-trade] battle has not been successful and is pretty much over for this year," the former politician stated.

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Meaning they will be back next year. (Unless Obama crams it through in a lame duck session after November.

Aug 26 11:33

Navy Drone Violated Washington Airspace

WASHINGTON — The skies over the nation’s capital are crowded with presidential aircraft, military flyovers and the Delta shuttle, but this month a strange new bird was briefly among them: a United States Navy drone that wandered into the restricted airspace around Washington before operators could stop it.

Or, as Cmdr. Danny Hernandez, a Navy spokesman, put it: “When they lose contact with the Fire Scout, there’s a program that’s supposed to have it immediately return to the airfield to land safely. That did not happen as planned.”

Navy spokesmen said the Fire Scout, made by Northrop Grumman, was a little more than an hour into a test flight operating out of Naval Air Station Patuxent River on the Chesapeake Bay when operators lost its control link. The drone then flew 23 miles on a north-by-northwest course to enter Washington’s restricted airspace. A half-hour later, Navy spokesmen said, operators re-established control and the drone landed safely back at Patuxent.

Aug 26 11:25

One Man Uphill Battle: Ron Paul Calls for Audit of US Gold Reserves

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul , R-Tex., plans to introduce a new bill next year that will allow for an audit of US gold reserves

“I don’t think the Federal Reserve should exist – it would be best for congress to exert their responsibilities and that is find out what they are doing”' said Paul. "It is an ominous amount of power they have to create money out of thin air and being the reserve currency of the world and be able to finance runaway spending whether it is for welfare or warfare; it seems so strange that we have been so complacent not to even look at the books. If we knew exactly what they were doing, who they were taking care of, there would be a growing momentum to reassess the whole system.”

Aug 26 11:20

The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway - and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

Aug 26 11:20

Dog Days: The War Party Never Takes Summer Vacation

In these, the dog days of summer, normal people everywhere are on vacation. They go to a resort: swimming, boating, family photos on the beach – these are the woof and warp of American life. Standing outside – and, in their estimation, above – that life, with its prosaic concerns, the War Party never takes a vacation. They’re always plotting and planning their next move.

Undeterred by the complete failure of the Iraq invasion – described by the late Gen. William E. Odom as the biggest military disaster in the annals of America’s wars – the cultists of the war god are bound and determined to continue their bloody wilding of the Middle East.

Aug 26 10:51

Repent -- The End Is Near

It is a lazy afternoon. Or at least it was until I came across a blog by Mish. There was little in the post that I didn't know or suspect, but this quote triggered a reaction:

It hides the economic substance of what's really happening-an unlimited taxpayer bailout.

Aug 26 10:47

Facebook sues start-up for using 'book' in its name

Teachbook.com has two employees and fewer than 20 users signed up for its free Web community. The site has yet to officially launch.

But the Northbrook, Ill., company, which provides tools for teachers to manage their classrooms and share lesson plans and other resources, has been thrust into the spotlight by social networking giant Facebook, which sued the start-up for using "book" in its name.

"We've been sitting here scratching our heads for the last couple of days," Teachbook's managing director, Greg Shrader, said Wednesday. "We're trying to understand how Facebook, a multibillion-dollar company, feels this small enterprise in Chicago is any type of threat."

Aug 26 10:38

BP BACKPEDAL: WE are not using dispersants, but NOT CERTAIN about others — “We have lots of contractors, but no one should be using them”

The next day at a town hall meeting in Buras, LA, BP Mobile Incident Commander Keith Seilhan was asked about the use of chemical dispersants. “We are not using dispersants and haven’t been for some time,” he said.

But when asked whether contractors who operate in state waters could be, he said he could not be certain.

Aug 26 10:23

I Graciously Accept Rolling Stone's Obnoxiousness Award - Now Where's My Check?

Since an excited friend emailed me that I had won Matt Taibbi's "Most Obnoxious Thing on the Internet This Month" award, I have been looking forward to my $10,000 check and working on my acceptance speech. Here is a draft of that speech:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An insult from Rolling Stone beats a compliment from the New York Times, any day! :)

Aug 26 09:47

CIA warns of violent American Jews

A CIA document released by Web site Wikileaks on Wednesay expresses concern that the US had become an "exporter of terrorism," specifically mentioning American Jews in Israel.

The classified report, titled "What if Foreigners See the United States as an Exporter of Terrorism?" was produced in February 2010 by the CIA's Red Cell, a think tank set up in the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center. It mentions incidents in which Americans joined terrorist groups such as the Taliban and the Irish Republican Army, and committed acts such as the 2008 Mumbai bombing.

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Aug 26 09:38

Iran: Dimona is in Our Crosshairs

An unnamed senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards warned Thursday that Iran would strike Israel if it is targeted, no matter who the attacker is.

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, the officer said, "Iran has thousands of surface-to-surface missiles, including improved Zelzal-2 and AL-Fatah 110 missiles,”“with which it will set alight all of the oil towns, facilities and infrastructures of the neighboring countries, if these serve as platforms attacking it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this completely unsourced.

However, one thing this article tells us for certain and without a doubt: Israel is a nuclear-armed country, and there is not one speck of "ambiguity" about it!

Aug 26 09:30

Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida

Officials from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency were on Walton County’s Beaches this week digging holes and finding oil product as deep as 14 inches under the sand.

Aug 26 09:29

Fed Seeks Delay of Bank Data Release While Considering Appeal

The Federal Reserve Board sought to delay the court-ordered release of documents identifying banks that might have failed without the U.S. government bailout while it considers an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Fed asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York yesterday to delay implementation of a ruling that compels the central bank to release the documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what is so damning in these records that the Fed is requesting a delay of the release of this information.

Aug 26 09:26

“POST-apocalyptic” scene: Two families play in ocean at GRAND ISLE, LA near floating tar balls — Father throwing sand at son

A father jokingly throws sand at his little boy who laughs while dodging it. This, against a background of oil rigs and platforms looming in the Gulf. In the foreground, littering the beach, are tar balls.

We stroll through the area, eyeing even more tar balls that bob lazily underwater, amidst sand ripples in the shallows…

Aug 26 09:22

MK calls for investigation into Israeli soldiers' abuse of Palestinian children

A member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has condemned as "unethical and inhumane" the methods used by Israeli soldiers to investigate Palestinians, particularly children. Dr. Afu Agbaria MK claimed that "Israel's own statistics confirm that 14% of detained Palestinian children were subjected to sexual abuse threats by Israeli soldiers."

He referred to a report by the Palestinian Prisoners' Ministry which revealed that 65% of detainees, most of them children, face brutal torture and ill-treatment during their detention and interrogation; 32% apparently signed confessions without understanding their content because they were written in Hebrew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A country is ultimately judged by how it treats its most vulnerable people; children, the medically fragile, and the impoverished.

The Israeli military's institutionalization of torture against Palestinian children as routine condemns the state of Israel to the status of a failed experiment in morality.

Aug 26 09:20

James Cameron demands people of his "stature" for climate debate

"Cameron is now claiming he canceled the climate debate at the last minute because I am not worthy to debate him. Cameron claims I have not achieved a 'stature in our society' that is 'similar to his.' "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Jimmy-boy. You just lost me.

Aug 26 09:17

Is it time to MOVE ON from the hardship WAR has caused YOU

As an uncle recently told me, “I probably will not read your [soon to be published Veterans Book Project] because, for me, it is time to move on, NOT from your [War] story exactly, but the hardship some of it has caused you.”

I already get the tip-toe treatment and a pat on the head sort of speak from other family members when I get really upset with our military missions of pre-meditated mass murder. So what next?

Aug 26 09:14

Ramadan Force-Feeding, and Renewed Secrecy Surrounding Hunger Strikers in Guantánamo

In a disturbing report in the Miami Herald, the ever-vigilant Carol Rosenberg reports that an unknown number of hunger strikers at Guantánamo are being force-fed between dusk and dawn — a mixture of cruelty (force-feeding) and respect (for Ramadan) that is sadly typical of the surreal, otherworldly reality of Guantánamo, over eight and a half years after the prison first opened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The existence of the Guantanamo prison is a moral blight on the conscience of this country, allegedly a country of rights and laws.

If these people actually did what they are accused of doing, they should be tried in an American court of law, not a military tribunal.

The reason many of them have been locked up is that the powers that be in Washington are terrified of what would be revealed was done to many of them to coerce them to confess to crimes they very probably did not commit.

Humankind has known since the time of the Catholic Inquisition that torture gets people to say anything the torturer wants to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

Aug 26 09:12

IF A JEW FARTS IN NEW YORK…..

A Muslim cab driver was stabbed by a passenger after being asked “are you a Muslim”. This made headline news throughout the world as can be seen if you Google ‘Muslim cabbie stabbed’….. throughout the world except in Israel.

Why the strange heading for this post? If a Jew farts on a crowded subway car in New York and gets dirty looks from his fellow passengers, the ADL immediately jumps in and creates an anti Semitic incident and walla…… it’s front page news throughout Israel.

Aug 26 09:10

Making Sense of the Media Cover-Up of 9-11

On 9-11, President George W. Bush said "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." Minutes after the demolitions of the Twin Towers, Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister, told the world on BBC World television that Osama Bin Laden was behind the attacks and that the United States should invade Afghanistan. This was, after all, the real plan behind the false-flag attacks.

Aug 26 09:03

Video: The USA Deadly Legacy in Iraq

The number of babies born with severe deformities and children developing leukaemia is rising dramatically in parts of Iraq.
US forces used depleted uranium weapons to attack the city, which locals say has left them with this devastating legacy.
One report even says the number of such illnesses in Falluja is higher than that recorded after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks; while homeless Vets sleep in our streets, and US infrastructure crumbles.

Aug 26 08:53

U.S. Troops Fire On Thousands Of Protesters Outside Bagram Base Wednesday, August 25

US troops fired on thousands of Afghan civilians as they protested outside the massive US military base at Bagram on Monday.

A provincial police official said that at least one civilian was killed in the incident, but Nato asserted that no civilians had been killed or injured.

The Western military alliance claimed that soldiers had only fired "warning shots" to disperse residents after they surrounded a military patrol and attacked vehicles outside the sprawling facility with rocks and iron bars.

But Parwan province deputy police chief General Faqir Ahmad was adamant that one civilian had been killed - although he said he could not be sure who fired the fatal bullet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Winning more hearts and minds" in Afghanistan, I see.

Aug 26 08:51

Mossad in America

FBI sources indicate that the increase in Mossad activity is a major problem, particularly when Israelis are posing as U.S. government officials, but they also note that there is little they can do to stop it as the Justice Department refuses to initiate any punitive action or prosecutions of the Mossad officers who have been identified as involved in the illegal activity.

Aug 26 08:46

Yemen 'abandons' human rights

In a report issued on Wednesday, Amnesty International says that growing US concern over al-Qaeda's presence in Yemen, combined with domestic challenges to the legitimacy of the government, has prompted a marked deterioration in the human rights situation in the impoverished country.

The group says that over the past year, the Yemeni government has carried out vicious military campaigns, arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings as it faces international pressure to tackle al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, and seeks to quell a growing secessionist movement in the south while fighting periodic battles with Houthi rebels in the north.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember: it is the corrupt government of President Ali Saleh your tax dollars are going to support, a government only concerned with protecting the wealth of Saleh's family dynasty, and not protecting the welfare of its citizens.

Corruption, coupled with grinding poverty and illiteracy, make insurgency attractive to some people who have nothing left to lose: this is precisely what is happening right now in Yemen.

Aug 26 08:40

Facing jail, the unarmed activist who dared to take on Israel

Baroness Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, yesterday issued an unusually sharp rebuke to Israel over a military court's conviction of a Palestinian activist prominent in unarmed protests against the West Bank separation barrier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government hates non-violent Palestinian protest, because it sharply focuses world attention on the continued Israeli violation of Palestinian human rights.

Aug 26 08:32

Obama's US Assassination Program?

Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it's reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people.

And it's the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: a presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are in the literal scopes of the executive branch based upon nothing more than allegations of terrorism involvement as the branch defines it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Americans have to ask themselves the following, sobering, question; at what point does a person who never advocates violence, but has legitimate, reasoned concerns about the US's foreign or domestic policies, morph into an alleged "terrorist", eligible for either imprisonment, or extrajudicial assassination, or both?!?

Aug 26 08:31

“We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before” Large, thick oil plumes, freshly sprayed with poison!

Today, Project Gulf Impact is out on the waters in and around Orange Beach Alabama. What they have found is exactly the opposite of what BP and the federal government have told the American people. Not only did they find oil but they apparently found what looks to be freshly sprayed dispersant, still in powder form.

Why is this toxic dispersant still being sprayed? Warnings from scientists and independent journalists have indicated that Corexit could effect the gulf for at least twenty years.

“Dead fish in Alabama – cells ruptured with lots of corexit and dispersed oil all around….The oil is thick, dispersant already trying to hide it, with dead catfish in plumes.”

Aug 26 08:17

NameNotFound

You want to know what news sends chills down the spines of the world’s governments?

Not "rogue regimes’" purported saber rattling.

Not even bad economic data coming out of Wall Street.

It's news like this:

"The search giant Google and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency are investing in a company working to track Web-browsing behavior.

Aug 26 08:16

Israeli President: Iran Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons

Having been snubbed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Amano Yukiya visited with Israel’s President Shimon Peres instead.

Peres, whose position in Israel is largely ceremonial, demanded that Amano and the rest of the world “acknowledge the danger” Iran poses to Israel and the rest of the world, adding that Iran “threatens to use nuclear weapons.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's get a couple of issues absolutely straight here.

1. Iran, a signatory to the NNPT, has no nuclear weapons; only a power station, built under the watchful eye of the IAEA, and subject to IAEA inspections.

2. Israel, which has nuclear weapons, refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and refuses inspections of its nuclear sites.

3. All US aid to Israel since the passage of the Symington Amendment, has been illegal, in light of the fact that Israel has nuclear weapons but refuses to sign the NNPT and refuses inspections of its nuclear sites.

Aug 26 08:09

Petraeus: Reconciliation With Taliban is ‘Ultimate Goal’

Speaking today to Fox News, US Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus insisted that the “ultimate goal” of the nearly nine year long war is to enable the “reconciliation”of the Karzai government with the Taliban.

And while such talks have actually taken place (mostly with official US ambivalence), Gen. Petraeus says the war must continue until it “creates conditions” for a more favorable reconciliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why must this war "...continue until it 'creates conditions' for a more favorable reconciliation"?!?

More "favorable" to whom?!? Western oil corporations? The drug dealers who are making a killing, literally and figuratively?!? The huge defense contractors, also making a killing literally and figuratively?!?

To make these statements is to telegraph to Afghanistan and the world that the US and NATO are losing this war, big-time. The only question is, when does that "Saigon moment" come to pass, when the US and NATO have to accept that this 9 year war was never winnable militarily, and leave?

Aug 26 08:08

The Aggression is Ongoing: Their Maps and our Destinies

The story of mass-destruction weapons was fabricated; and here are the facts today which show that terrorism did not exist in Iraq before the war. It was the invaders who opened the doors wide open for terrorism. The ex-MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller confirmed to the Chilcot inquiry that “Our involvement in Iraq radicalised a few among a generation of young people who saw [it] as an attack upon Islam.” She adds: “There was no evidence of any link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida – not even the CIA believed that”.

Aug 26 08:07

Settlement boycott causing ‘enormous damage’ to Israeli companies operating in the West Bank

Israeli companies are boycotted by many countries for political reasons. Glass factory owner: the boycott has caused me enormous damage.

Aug 26 08:06

FBI paid informant in Bronx synagogue bomb plot $97K, who provided terror suspects with fake bombs

The FBI gave Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain $44,000 for expenses and $53,000 for "his services" over a three-year period, agent Robert Fuller said.

Defense lawyers contend that without the informant - who they say entrapped the suspects - their bumbling clients would never have tried to blow up two synagogues in Riverdale and shoot down missiles.

Aug 26 08:00

An Epitome of the Israeli Jewish Society

She added “I am in favor of a Jewish-Zionist State. I defend what has been rightfully mine for ages. I would even slaughter, not only abuse, the Arabs.”

Aug 26 07:54

Troops still deploying to Mideast from BIA

As the nation watches troops being withdrawn from the Middle East, few perhaps are aware that another wave of soldiers is being deployed.

On Tuesday, a group of about 150 soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Hood, Texas, had a two-hour layover at Bangor International Airport on their way to southern Iraq.

“It’s funny because the big thing on the news as we were getting ready to leave was all the big hoopla about all the combat forces coming out, so all the soldiers and their families are asking, ‘Why are we going?’” Lt. Col. Bryan Mullins said.

“Well, we said it was the difference between the guys whose job it is to fight versus guys whose primary job it is to help people, or secure people, who are doing something else,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US occupation of Iraq is not over: it has simply been rebranded.

Aug 26 07:53

Music Biz Uses Net Neutrality to Equate P2P with Child Porn – Again

Earlier this year the IFPI took that sentiment to the next level, going so far as to exclaim that “child pornography is great…because politicians understand child pornography.”

“By playing that card,” IFPI lawyer Johan Schlüter told an audience gathered at an anti-P2P conference in Sweden, “we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file-sharing sites.”

The music industry knows the drill. Equating P2P with child porn is the quickest way to make people sympathetic to their cause and get them to act accordingly.

Aug 26 07:45

Gullible Goyim and the Zio-Fantasy Scriptwriters

e are fed a steady diet of anti-Muslim, anti-Arab propaganda here in the West. A study was done that looked at 1000 Hollywood movies with Arab/Muslim characters, and concluded that 95% (950/1000) of these films portrayed Arabs/Muslims in a negative light (See: Reel Bad Arabs). You might want to ask the Zionist owners of Hollywood why they have such a bias against Arabs. If you are an avid watcher of lamestream media these are the hypnotic head lines and catch phrases you are sure to see: "terrorism", "Muslim terrorists", "terrorist threat", "terrorism hits the homeland", "radical Islam", "War on Terror" and of course "believed to be linked to Al Qaeda". If you read my last article you should be well aware by now that this is a bunch of baloney, hype, and nonsense.

Aug 26 07:44

No-Go Zone

Five years after Congress passed the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, more of the tax-free benefits have gone to the state’s powerful oil industry than to development in hard-hit areas. New Orleans has so far received a total of $55 million in bonds shared between eight projects—or less than 1 percent of the more than $5.9 billion issued statewide. None of the bonds issued for New Orleans projects went to development in hard-hit and still-struggling areas like the Lower Ninth Ward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Aug 26 07:43

Deceased woman's daughter hit with 'death tax'

Her mother had no spouse and no dependants under 18 years old to whom she could transfer the savings she amassed after working at the University of Western Ontario for 31 years. Sandy retired eight years ago at the age of 59 and chose to leave her estate to her daughter Lori.

“It’s a single parent thing, it’s not fair,” she said.

Michael Hartt, an investment and retirement advisor at RBC in Toronto, says there are lessons to be learned from the Dengler story.

“There’s was no (tax) minimization strategy put in place,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a tax minimization strategy for you!

Aug 26 07:39

Obama's other surge -- in Yemen

The long struggle against Al Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks has taken many twists and turns. Now it has even led to the forced evacuation of an entire city of 80,000 people – in Yemen, the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden.

The evacuation took place last week when the Yemeni military laid siege to the southern city of Loder in order to flush out a group called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which may have 300 to 500 fighters.

The battle, which left dozens killed on both sides, is the latest escalation of a joint effort by the Obama administration and the Yemeni government to rid the country of this dangerous affiliate of Mr. bin Laden’s core group in Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US public is being "softened up" for yet another escalating military misadventure, this time in Yemen.

It is very convenient to lump all fighters of despotic regimes (like that of Yemen) under the classification of "Al Qaeda." However, thinking people really have to wonder if Al Qaeda really exists as the US paints it.

For starters, the words "Al Qaeda" translate literally from Arabic to English as "the base". However, in colloquial Arabic, it means "the toilet". What self-respecting terrorist group would call itself "the toilet"?!?

Also, when this article talks about "...this dangerous affiliate of Mr. Bin Laden’s core group in Pakistan", the writers omit one key fact; Bin Laden has been dead for years, so whoever has been leading this group is not Bin Laden.

The government of President Ali Saleh has been characterized as one of the most corrupt in the region; and for the Middle East, that's saying something.Saleh is simply interested in preserving his family's wealth and position, and has absolutely no concern about the welfare of Yemen's people.

Yemen's grinding poverty, coupled with illiteracy and corruption, can make people with nothing left to lose find insurgency attractive, which is precisely what is happening now.

If US aid to Yemen does not bring with it development, infrastructure,education and jobs for its people, the US government will have continued in its grand, myopic tradition of simply supporting a thug militarily because he is "our thug" in the region.

But if peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable, and that may well be the case in Yemen unless the aid "carrot" comes with a "stick" of guaranteeing improvement in the lives of Yemen's citizens.

Aug 26 07:36

“Wall Street Psycho:” 15 Signs of Moral & Ethical Pathology, Soul-Sickness.

The “Goldman Conspiracy” is the perfect B-School case study of Wall Street’s secret contagious pathology, with insiders like Blankfein, Paulson and others pocketing billions more of the firm’s profits than shareholders, evidence the new “mutant capitalism” has replaced Adam Smith’s 1776 version which historically endowed the soul of American democracy as well as our capitalistic system. But sadly for America, Goldman’s disease is rapidly becoming a pandemic spreading beyond Wall Street’s “too-greedy-to-fail” banks, infecting our economy, markets and government, as it metastasizes globally.

Aug 26 07:35

Brawls at the Fed, as the System Comes Down

A senior Washington intelligence source reported this morning that a serious fight has erupted inside the Federal Reserve over hyperinflation, and that people close to the Fed are going to be leaking details, which means the fight will intensify and become more public. He added that that fight is now erupting inside this week's annual Jackson Hole economic summit of the Fed, whose host, Thomas Hoenig of the Kansas City Fed, has publicly dissented from Bernanke's hyperinflationary decisions at each of the last eight meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. And indeed, sources at that Jackson Hole gathering report that it is an extremely interesting one, especially its off-the-record discussions.

Aug 26 07:34

Fort Carson soldiers' killing spree after Iraq combat

Seventeen US soldiers from a Colorado military base who mostly served in Iraq have been linked to violent killings and attempted killings since their return to US soil. Three of them came from one platoon - highlighting how a generation of American soldiers are struggling to cope with life after military service.

Aug 26 07:34

THL Recommends Suspension of H1N1 Vaccinations

Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has recommended that vaccination against the H1N1 swine flu virus with the Pandemrix vaccine be suspended. The vaccine is not to be used until it is determined if it is linked to an increase in the number of cases of narcolepsy in the country.

Aug 26 07:33

Neurologist Suspected of Neglecting Obligation to Report Suspected Vaccine Side Effects

Neurologist Markku Partinen of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic faces questioning by officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on suspicion that he may have neglected to report on harmful side effects from the swine flu vaccine.

Aug 26 07:32

WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN

In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
Between the crosses.
Row on row.

Aug 26 07:30

U.S. soldiers face murder charges in deaths of Afghan civilians

In one of the most serious war crimes cases to emerge from the nine-year war in Afghanistan, five U.S. soldiers from a Stryker brigade in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division have been charged with murder for allegedly killing three Afghan civilians.

Aug 26 07:30

Freedom Rider: Israel, Big Money and Obama

“Their support for Obama was due to his support of Israel, its “right to exist“ and his willingness to strike militarily against Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know we are not supposed to refer to blacks in the context of slavery, but it would sure help if a certain black man stopped acting like one for Israel!

Aug 26 07:24

Confronting Washington's Job Killers

The news that the Environmental Protection Agency prevented early clean-up of floating oil in the Gulf by refusing to waive its “clean water” limit of 15 parts per million should make us all focus on the job killing structure in Washington, D.C. Just three days after the BP spill, the Dutch government offered their oil-skimming ships and ocean oil-cleansing technology, but were rejected because the cleaned ocean water would not reach the EPA’s limits of being 99.9985 percent pure. Imagine if even half the oil had been skimmed off; the rest probably would not have even reached shore because oil degrades quickly in warm ocean water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time Washington passes another bill, they take a dollar from the people, hand back fifty cents with a bunch of forms to fill out, then claim that can't understand why the economy isn't getting better.

Further down there is a story about how the current salmonella disaster could have been avoided if the FDA had required chicken vaccinations which are already standard practice in Europe, yet failed to do so.

Time after time and in every single disaster of our age, from Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot to the Deepwater Horizon, we are faced with a government that loots us with taxes, crushes us under a landslide of regulatory requirements, and still can't take care of the American people.

Aug 26 07:17

Sheeple: Signs That You Might Be Part Of The Herd…

Millions of people from countries across the world have begun to wake up to the very real threat of repressive and engineered Globalism, or what the financial elite and the politicians who work for them often refer to as “The New World Order”. The movement against this centralization of economic and social power has gained traction in nearly every sphere, to the point where even the mainstream media has been forced on occasion to acknowledge its existence and prevalence. Those of us who have been working more than a few years in this activist organization, what many of us call the “Patriot Movement”, or the “Liberty Movement”, have seen incredible leaps and bounds in the fight against disinformation and the spread of unadulterated truth.

Aug 26 07:16

To serve and procrastinate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This explains much.

Aug 26 07:15

Rich no more: 700,000 wealthy people wiped out by the credit crunch

Around 700,000 people have seen their fortunes wiped out by the recession, a study revealed yesterday.

The report, from research firm Datamonitor, reveals for the first time the number of ‘rich’ people robbed by the downturn.

Aug 26 07:13

Key Karzai Aide in Corruption Inquiry Is Linked to C.I.A.

The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Afghan and American officials.

Mr. Salehi’s relationship with the C.I.A. underscores deep contradictions at the heart of the Obama administration’s policy in Afghanistan, with American officials simultaneously demanding that Mr. Karzai root out the corruption that pervades his government while sometimes subsidizing the very people suspected of perpetrating it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, corruption appears to be the only lubricant keeping commerce moving in Afghanistan.

The US occupation and invasion of Afghanistan has never, ever been about US security. It has always been about potential private profit from drugs (mission accomplished here); the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil; and the control of Afghanistan's vast and largely untapped mineral wealth.

And the corruption surrounding those activities, particularly regarding the flow of cheap heroin, will continue, unabated, as long as the occupation of Afghanistan continues.

Aug 26 07:13

US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears' for two weeks, changes orbit

AMATEUR astronomers are enjoying a cat-and-mouse game with the US military in keeping track of its secret space plane, the X-37B.

The X-37B was launched in April amid much publicity, but scant detail about its true use.

Built by Boeing's Phantom Works division, the X-37B program was originally headed by NASA.

It was later turned over to the Pentagon's research and development arm and then to a secretive Air Force unit.

Aug 26 07:03

Van-mounted body scanners coming to a street near you?

US law enforcement agencies are among the customers of a Massachusetts-based company that is selling full-body scanners to be mounted inside vans and used on streets, says a report from Forbes.

The company says its largest customer by far is the US military, which has purchased the machines to search for car bombs and other threats in war zones. But AS&E's vice president of marketing, Joe Reiss, said US law enforcement agencies have also bought the machines "to search for vehicle-based bombs in the US," Greenberg reports.

AS&E has not revealed the names of its US law enforcement customers, or how many of the machines they bought. But Reiss describes the van-mounted scanning system as "the largest selling cargo and vehicle inspection system ever."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people doing purchasing for states and major US municipalities are obviously expecting widespread civil unrest and violence in this country.

It appears that the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution, forbidding unreasonable search and seizure, has just been dispatched to the shredder.

Aug 26 06:51

ISRAEL ORDERS MASSIVE MILITARY FUEL STOCKS FAR IN EXCESS OF THAT REQUIRED FOR NORMAL OPERATIONS

Three weeks ago the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) published a notice, as it is legally required to do, announcing that Israel has ordered massive quantities of various fuels suitable for military use, and in the case of the order for JP-8 jet fuel, suitable only for military use.

The massive order is valued at some $2 billion and, as well as the 284 million gallons (1.075 billion litres) of JP-8 jet fuel, the order also includes 60 million gallons (227 million litres) of unleaded gasoline and 100 million gallons (378 million litres) of diesel fuel.

Aug 26 06:31

CIA (via Wikileaks) "What would happen if foreign countries began to view the US as an "exporter of terrorism".

This CIA ”Red Cell” report from February 2, 2010, looks at what ill happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; ’Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.’ The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or financed Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It

Aug 26 06:10

Hope Lost

"Children paint like geniuses, what is it we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability" ~Pablo Picasso

Steven Forrest -- Activist Post

I love art. I love music. I love a world where both are inherent to existence. To understand the latter, one must fully encompass the former. I love science, mathematics, creativity and the exploration of my own and others' minds in an attempt to truly live by my personal credo: a day without learning is a day wasted.

Aug 26 04:58

Boca Raton bank teller "allegedly" stole $37k from JP Morgan

A Boca Raton bank teller is accused of stealing nearly $37,000 from customers.

In just two months working at a JP Morgan Chase branch, 20-year-old Israel Conley allegedly forged customer signatures to withdraw huge sums from several accounts...

Aug 26 01:16

The World According to Gordon Duff

Interviewer Peter B. Collins

LINK TO PETER B. COLLINS INTERVIEW

"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DUFF"

Aug 26 00:52

Facebook "friending" lands activist Rod Coronado in prison

Animal rights and environmental activist Rod Coronado finds himself in federal prison for becoming a “friend” with part-time Missoula resident and Earth First! co-founder Mike Roselle on Facebook.

In a federal court document (PDF) dated July 14, 2010, U.S. Probation Officer Rhonda J. Wallock claimed that Coronado, convicted of felony conspiracy in 2006, violated the special conditions of his court-ordered supervision.

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