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Aug 10 23:45

Taking Populism Seriously

The populists were the last movement in the United States to offer a viable alternative to the privatized usurious financial system. They wanted Main Street, not Wall Street, to control money. Why, they asked, should credit -- for mortgages, home equity, consumer spending, auto loans, education, etc. -- be available almost exclusively from private lenders at high rates of interest? Why shouldn't citizens be able to access credit directly by borrowing at nominal rates of interest from a decentralized public system of lending?

Aug 10 23:19

Daycare Center in Israel:No Arabs Allowed!

An Arab couple whose one-year-old daughter was expelled from an Israeli day-care centre on her first day are suing a Jewish mother for damages, accusing her of racist incitement against their child.

Maysa and Shua’a Zuabi, from the village of Sulam in northern Israel, launched the court action last week saying they had been “shocked and humiliated” when the centre’s owner told them that six Jewish parents had demanded their daughter’s removal because she is an Arab.

Aug 10 20:11

TIME propaganda piece

Still blurring the distinction between nuclear energy and weapons.

Aug 10 19:56

Ron Paul Introduces Three New Bills Designed to Restore Free Speech to Health

While these bills mostly reinforce what is already provisioned in our Constitution, they represent the potential for reform by pinpointing specific areas for which our federal government and its agencies have unlawfully violated their roles and tyrannized people by outlawing free speech, particularly health speech. It is time to put these unelected bureaucracies in their place by supporting Rep. Ron Paul's health freedom bills.

Aug 10 19:55

Clinton: US Supported Iran Protesters ‘Behind the Scenes’

In an interview today on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that while the US didn’t want to come out too publicly in favor of the protesters in the wake of Iran’s disputed June elections, the State Department was “doing a lot” behind the scenes to support the opposition.

Aug 10 19:54

Obama team mulls new quarantine regulations

The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago.

Aug 10 19:01

Study: Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug

If you've ever thought of money as a drug, you may be more right than you know. New research shows that counting money — just handling the bills — can make things less painful.

Aug 10 18:48

The Great American Bank Robbery

William K. Black, the former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board who investigated the Savings and Loan disaster of the 1980s, discusses the latest scandal in which a single bank, IndyMac, lost more money than was lost during the entire Savings and Loan crisis.

Aug 10 18:43

Jerusalem ­ Historical Disaster In The Making

Benyamin Netanyahu has launched an Israeli effort to achieve the earliest possible end to any Palestinian dreams about statehood. Ignoring US White House and other international pressures to cease and desist, settlers are expanding their grip on the most choice lands-and waters-of the West Bank. Meanwhile, an official Israeli scramble is on to foreclose any prospects of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

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Apparently, President Obama has absolutely no problem with the Netanyahu government spitting in his face and telling him it's raining; he just keeps sending those checks, for military and civilian aid, and refuses to do the one thing the Israeli government will understand: stopping the aid immediately.

Aug 10 18:38

Obama Promises Solution to Mexico Trucking Conflict After Meeting Calderon

President Barack Obama told his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon that he is committed to resolving a dispute over truck access to U.S. highways.

As part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. agreed to allow Mexican trucks unrestricted access to deliver goods in the U.S., a pledge it has never fully honored because safety advocates and union officials say Mexico’s trucks and drivers don’t meet U.S. standards. Nafta rules would also have allowed Mexican trucks to pick up cargo to return to Mexico

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, just how is Obama looking to resolve this?

The unrestricted delivery of materials from Mexico to the US will be great for the corporations whose products will be shipped across the border, and potentially catastrophic for American truckers, both union and independent.

Who's going to inspect the trucks for safety?

What about the insurance on these vehicles, and what happens if they get involved in an accident?

Who is going to certify that each driver drives well enough, and speaks English well enough to be permitted to drive in the US?

And just how is the program going to be paid for, considering that the US is dead broke, and that state of dead broke isn't going to go away any time soon.

Aug 10 18:02

Shock: Inside the Healthcare Bill, Part 2

Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforce. purposes the Secretary-HHS will give Atty General access to ALL data.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!

Aug 10 17:58

Deadly storms sweep eastern Asia

Watch the video of the hotel collapsing. If fires brought down WTC 7 then it should have collapsed in the same manner as the hotel.

See also: The Controlled Collapse Of WTC 7

Aug 10 17:50

Pet cat Wilbur 'swallowed whole' by python after straying into neighbour's garden

A couple whose pet cat wandered into a neighbour's garden heard it screaming in agony as it was crushed to death by a snake.

Wilbur the four-year-old tabby fell prey to a 13ft Burmese python which had apparently been left unattended by its owner.

Owners Martin and Helen Wadey banged on the neighbour's door but there was no answer. It was two days later before the python's owner Darren Bishop could be contacted by the RSPCA.

A scan confirmed that it had a 'micro-chipped animal' inside its gut.

Aug 10 17:46

Radioactive rays photographed from Nagasaki nuclear 'death ash'

A team of researchers has succeeded in photographing radioactive rays coming from the cells of people who died in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

The pictures are evidence that the nuclear "death ash" continues to emit radiation from a corpse even after 60-plus years, according to Kazuko Shichijo, an assistant professor at Nagasaki University, a member of the team.

Little progress has been made in the study on the effects of internal exposure to radiation. The team's success is the first of its kind in proving that atomic bomb victims were exposed to radiation from the inside as well as from outside.

Aug 10 17:27


In short, they committed treason. They broke the law. They
disobeyed their government. They were traitors, criminals and tax
cheats. The Boston Tea Party was not merely a tax protest, but open
lawlessness. Furthermore, truth be told, some of the colonists were
even cop-killers. At Lexington, when King George's "law enforcers"
told the colonists to lay down their guns, the colonists responded
with, "No, you're not the boss of us!" (Well, that was the meaning,
if not the exact verbiage.) And so we had "The Shot Heard 'Round
the World," widely regarded as the beginning of the American

Aug 10 17:17

Obama pledged to enable ACORN's political corruption

ACORN's Labor Pains
By Matthew Vadum on 8.7.09 @ 6:08AM
A mountain of paperwork detailing extensive, apparently credible allegations of wage and labor law violations against ACORN was received this week by investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
A source with intimate knowledge of the allegations who asked not to be identified said 200 documents were delivered to congressional investigators.

Obama Speech for ACORN Community Organizers
Obama's ACORN KILLS Free Speech & Peaceful Assembly Rights

Aug 10 16:50

Madsen: Netanyahu Backs Birthers

Investigative journalist and RT contributor Wayne Madsen says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been working with conservatives in America to undermine Obama, including the claim that the U.S. President was born outside of the country.
Aug 10 16:48

Jury deliberates at trial of man who says he killed boss because TV told him to in Concord

Jury deliberations began Monday afternoon in the trial of a Concord restaurant worker who said a worldwide organization that speaks to him through televisions commanded him to fatally stab his boss five years ago.

Aug 10 16:06

The Monty Python YouTube Channel

For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands.

We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.

Aug 10 15:13

Dutch journalist: Flu pandemics are Jewish conspiracy

Holland's largest daily, De Telegraf last week printed an interview with Désirée Röver, 61, who proposed the bird flu pandemic, caused by the virus H5N1, was part of an international conspiracy to reduce the world's population.

Aug 10 14:44

Black Activists condemn Obama's race-baiting propaganda

For Release: August 7, 2009
Black Activists Call on Obama to Condemn Race-Baiting Tactics in Health Care Debate
Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is condemning New York Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman for scurrilously pinning racist motives on critics of President Obama's health care proposals.
"Opposition to the proposed health care bill isn't based on race," Massie added. "It is based on a people who are tired of Congress and the President spitting in their faces. It is the collective resolve of a people who are tired of being tread upon. One would think a Nobel prize-winner such as Krugman could figure that out."

Aug 10 14:31

Benjamin Freedman Speaks on Zionism - Jewish defector warns America

This is the transcript from Mr. Freedman's speech given in 1961 at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.

Aug 10 14:19

Israel now picks a fight with Ireland

It seems that Zionists and AIPAC will go to any lengths to stifle anyone critical of their murderous regime. There is no end to whom Zionists will pick a fight with.
Now it's Mary Robinson, first woman president of Ireland and former UNHR high commissioner who has supported Palestinian rights and criticised the tactics of Israel against the Palestinian people

Aug 10 13:42

Citizen questions healthcare, gets threatened in the middle of the night!

Mike Sola, the man who questioned John Dingell in MI town hall meeting reports he got visited by thugs in the middle of the night. This is a real eye-opening interview on Fox and Friends that shows the real state of America. This is how our government REALLY works!

Aug 10 13:17


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Aug 10 12:04

Flu drugs 'unhelpful' in children

Work in the British Medical Journal shows Tamiflu and Relenza rarely prevent complications in children with seasonal flu, yet carry side effects.

Although they did not test this in the current swine flu pandemic, the authors say these drugs are unlikely to help children who catch the H1N1 virus.

Aug 10 12:02

Governors Object to Pentagon Disaster Proposal

The National Governors Association opposes a Defense Department proposal to expand the military’s authority to respond to domestic disasters.

Aug 10 10:04

Children could be given untested swine flu vaccine

The swine flu vaccine which will be offered to 12 million children in the UK may not have been tested on infants by the time the first batches arrive.

Aug 10 09:56

New experiment shows evidence for the a-biotic origin of oil

Hydrocarbons In The Deep Earth?
Scientists have debated for years whether some of these hydrocarbons could also have been created deeper in the Earth and formed without organic matter. Now for the first time, scientists have found that ethane and heavier hydrocarbons can be synthesized under the pressure-temperature conditions of the upper mantle - the layer of Earth under the crust and on top of the core.

Aug 10 09:44

Soldiers forced to dye their own camouflage gear in MoD blunder

Soldiers on the front-line in Afghanistan are having to dye their own uniforms because of a critical shortage of camouflaged shirts.

The men of 2 Rifles are fighting in an area of Helmand province which is lush with green vegetation, but have only been issued with sand-coloured desert gear - effectively making them 'sitting ducks' for the Taliban.

The soldiers have been boiling up huge vats of dye to change the colour of the shirts, but the result is a less-than-ideal shade of turquoise.

Aug 10 09:43

Is the U.S. on the Brink of Fascism?

There are dangerous currents running through America’s politics and the way we confront them is crucial.

All through the dark years of the Bush Administration, progressives watched in horror as Constitutional protections vanished, nativist rhetoric ratcheted up, hate speech turned into intimidation and violence, and the president of the United States seized for himself powers only demanded by history’s worst dictators. With each new outrage, the small handful of us who’d made ourselves experts on right-wing culture and politics would hear once again from worried readers: Is this it? Have we finally become a fascist state? Are we there yet?

Aug 10 09:36

Pet store shut over sales-tax nonpayment

“At this time we have no money and we are not allowed to open to raise the money. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.”

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Aug 10 09:36


Are the fascists and zionists facing a financial crunch? Their major supporters seem to be being hauled off to jail for various misdeeds; ponzi schemes, money laundering, setting up markets for illegal organ sales, to name just a few…..

Are Websites these criminals supported in financial ruin as a result? One in particular seems to be….
If you click on http://massada.org/, you will receive the following pop-up…. This domain may be for sale by its owner!

Aug 10 09:32

We can't ignore litter, even in space

Since the US abandoned its Vanguard 1 satellite half a century ago, space has been filling up with litter almost as rapidly as our city streets. And no one has made any effort to clear it away.

Discarded rocket stages, dropped spanners, even chunks of deep-frozen astronaut urine whizz around the globe at up to 25,000 miles per hour, in what Newsweek calls the "debris cloud" of some 750,000 objects larger than a marble, and even more smaller ones.

Last February, two satellites crashed into each other, producing another 100,000 bits of debris. Even the smallest pieces endanger satellites, valued at £10 billion. A fragment a millimetre across has the impact of a bullet; one the size of a tennis ball is equivalent to 25 sticks of dynamite.

Aug 10 09:30

CNBC slides as viewers get crunched

But in the core US television sphere, a fall-back to 2007 levels means CNBC has kept none of the new fans who tuned in during the crunch. The channel is slinking back to a dark corner of the cable spectrum. Its smaller rivals, Bloomberg Television and Fox Business, have shown little sign of breaking into the mainstream, so the epochal stage of the crisis, which once seemed set to transform awareness of finance, is becoming a memory.

Aug 10 09:29


The Spanish government is paying for 42 people to come here and help rebuild two Palestinian homes that Israel deemed illegal and tore down in Anata in northeast Jerusalem, according to the director of the organization in charge of the project.

Aug 10 09:28


Many Palestinians had thought that the Fatah convention in Bethlehem would revitalize the movement by delivering it from its current dishonorable subservience to Israel and putting it on the right track again, the track of authentic national struggle that would free the Palestinian people and their usurped homeland from cruel Zionist occupation and domination.

However, what we have been witnessing in the past few days instead is cacophony of raving and ranting that has miserably failed to tackle the real defining issues facing the Palestinian people and endangering its vital national interests.

Aug 10 09:28


Our biggest challenge in my opinion is not the Israeli occupation, corrupt politicians, the apartheid wall, the economic deprivation, the moral slide, or the environmental catastrophe unfolding. Our biggest challenge is excess and paralyzing cynicism.

Aug 10 09:27

Memory chasing us to death

Today while walking past my home, I met a woman called Rawia Hamda sitting on a piece of stone and looking sadly at her practically destroyed house. I took her aside and starting looking at her while she was in deep thought with her sons around her. Then I realized what was circling in her mind. I then decided to get this chance of writing about this women’s suffering during the war as they usually shared these feelings only with their husbands.

Aug 10 09:26

An antiwar activist has been accused of spying for the US army, raising legal questions the Obama administration must answer

An antiwar activist in the state of Washington had been exposed as an undercover informant for the US army, stationed at massive Fort Lewis, south of Tacoma. And in one of those Kafkaesque twists for which our government is renowned, the army is now investigating itself to determine how such an arrangement came to pass.

Aug 10 09:05

Hamid Karzai's government using state resources to swing Afghan election

The United Nations said there is growing evidence that Hamid Karzai's government is abusing state resources to help him win this month's presidential election in Afghanistan.

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and I'll bet we don;t see a huge media stink about it like ABCNNBBCBS had for Iran!

Aug 10 09:01

Refusing vaccination labels you a “criminal”, so says WHO

If the Model Emergency Health Powers Act is implemented on the instructions of WHO, it will be a criminal offence for Americans to refuse the vaccine. Police are allowed to use deadly force against “criminal” suspects.

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"Let us save your life or we'll KILL you!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 10 08:59

Resistant flu virus mutation found

THE H1N1 flu virus has mutated into a form resistant to the Australian-developed antiviral drug Relenza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the vaccines they are getting ready to pump us full of are no longer effective against this form of the virus.

But they will pump us full of the stuff anyway.


Aug 10 08:54

Like the fist of an angry god

Deep in the outer realms of our solar system, well over a billion kilometers away, something bizarre happened at Saturn’s F ring.

I mean, seriously: what the hell happened here?

Aug 10 08:53

California Budget Miscalculation: The $60 Billion Budget Gap. Cargo Levels near Decade Lows. Why the Financial Recovery will come last to California.

The largest singular economy in the United States is still facing a fiscal mess. California is still trying to grapple with the budget deal that is now in place. The challenging part seemed getting a budget passed but the more challenging aspect of the budget process is enacting the $26 billion in fixes.

Aug 10 08:52

Are New Vaccines Laced with Birth-Control Drugs?

During the early 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) had been overseeing massive vaccination campaigns against tetanus in a number of countries, among them Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Philippines. In October 1994, HLI received a communication from its Mexican affiliate, the Comite' Pro Vida de Mexico, regarding that country's anti-tetanus campaign. Suspicious of the campaign protocols, the Comite' obtained several vials of the vaccine and had them analyzed by chemists. Some of the vials were found to contain human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), a naturally occurring hormone essential for maintaining a pregnancy.

Aug 10 08:48

Obama Science Czar John Holdren With Paul Ehrlich Promote Depopulation Using Vaccinations For Mass Sterilization

Do the research! Obama's science czar, John Holdren co-authored Ecoscience with Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich. These two are likely kin to S. Paul Ehrlich, Jr., "Surgeon Genocide" of the U.S. who defended the CIA and obfuscated the DoD's open air testing of biological weapons on unwitting Americans during official congressional hearings on the matter in 1976.

Aug 10 08:41

Neutralizing a TASER Gun Assault

The police who TASER and maim people or TASER and kill innocent people face NO DISCIPLINARY ACTION, nor a loss of pay, nor a loss of job, nor are they indicted for any crimes, so naturally the barbaric behavior only increases over time. Victims of police TASER abuse and concerned citizens need to organize into a national group to STOP the use of TASER guns entirely. A legal team needs to be organized nationally to bring lawsuits down on every police department, every police chief, every city government, and every cop who tortures or kills people with TASER guns. It's NEVER going to stop until those who were responsible for putting those TASER guns in the hands of irresponsible thugs are brought to task for their betrayal of the public trust.

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Taser: Police Brutality with all the modern improvements.

Aug 10 08:40


Israel seems determined to provoke its enemies hook or by crook in order to get a war going against Iran. If they’re not continually directly accusing Iran of having a nuclear weapons program – despite the total lack of any evidence to even suggest Iran has any nuclear weapons program – then Israel is accusing Hezbollah of wanting to attack Israelis and Israeli interests outside of Israel warning that, if any Israeli is harmed, Hezbollah will be held responsible. Just to help the provocation along, Israel is also still sending their military jets into sovereign Lebanese airspace. In their latest piece of warmongering chutzpah, Israel is accusing Hezbollah of stockpiling rockets in order to strike Israel.

Aug 10 08:31

Kenya Says Anti-Obama 'Birthers' Crazy, U.S. President a Descendant, Not a Native

Kenyan Embassy in D.C. Dismisses As 'Madness' Claims That Obama Was Born in the African Country; Even Pro-'Birther' Web Site Now Admits Alleged Kenyan Birth Certificate of President Is 'Not Authentic;" Poll Finds That Disbelief in Obama's American Citizenship Is Largely Confined to GOP's Base of Conservative White Southerners

Aug 10 08:30

California prison riot injures over 250 inmates

A riot in a large prison in southern California has wounded 250 inmates, among whom 55 were taken to hospitals, prison officials said Sunday.

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"Well your honor, I was visiting the prison doctor about my kidneys, and he said, 'Go piss in a bottle', and I said 'Go crap in your hat', and that's when the fight started!"

Aug 10 08:28

UK risks a Japan-style lost decade, BoE will warn

Britain has not yet shaken off the risk of slumping into a Japan-style "lost decade", the Bank of England will this week indicate as it downgrades its growth forecasts, and casts deflation as a significant threat.

Aug 10 08:24

MPs planning to use taxpayers' money to pay for childcare

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Isn't prison more appropriate for these "children?"

Aug 10 08:24

The dangers of BWBACAWK

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Don't the police have REAL crimes to deal with? Or is rape, murder, and robbery just too much to ask of them!

Aug 10 08:22

MI6 boss denies torture collusion as Government faces mounting pressure on abuse of detainees abroad

In the first broadcast interview by a serving head of MI6, Sir John denied that British intelligence services had been compromised by their close relationship with U.S. counterparts.

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James Bondage!

Aug 10 08:21

March of the state spies: One in 78 adults came under state-sanctioned surveillance last year

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I was wondering about those two bozos wearing neckties (in Hawaii????) parked in other peoples' parking spaces with the engine running and talking on their cell phones.

Aug 10 08:16

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel in retaliatory strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the raid, in which there were no reported casualties, was in response to firing from Gaza and that Israel would respond to every shooting.

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Aug 10 08:11

The (not so) secret arsenal of the Jewish state

Despite Israel's refusal to acknowledge its nuclear weapons status, its secret arsenal is an open secret that Israeli policy makers don't go out of their way to deny.

Aug 10 08:09

The Greatest Wealth Shifts of All Time

So for anyone who had been hammered to a pulp by prior unemployment disasters, the news was clearly “less bad.” But for anyone who can step back from the trees, the long-term jobs outlook in the U.S. is still dismal:

Aug 10 08:06

Bankrupt US Financial System: The Bubble Bursts and the Economy goes into a Tailspin.

When the Fed lowers rates below the rate of inflation; they're basically selling dollars for under a buck. That's a good deal, so, naturally, speculators jump on it and trigger a credit expansion. What follows is a frenzy of market activity that ends in a housing, credit, tech or equity bubble. Eventually, the bubble bursts and the economy goes into a tailspin. Then, after a period of digging-out, the process resumes again. Wash, rinse, repeat. It's always the same. The moral is: Cheap money creates bubbles; and bubbles move wealth from workers to rich motherporkers.

Aug 10 08:03

“Manufactured Protests” Myth Starts To Crack

The media created myth that the town hall protests raging across the country are artificially manufactured is starting to crack, as the public takes the press to task for parroting the erroneous talking point that the demonstrations are the work of lobbyists and Republican organizations, and that they are fostered by underlying racism.

A caller to C-Span’s Washington Journal show perfectly clarified the issues we have been highlighting all along, that the protesters are not just Republican “right-wingers,” they aren’t being prodded into action by lobbyists, and the anger is not just directed against Obamacare, but against the entire agenda, and especially against Congress passing legislation thousands of pages long without even reading it.

Aug 10 08:02

Cancer Found in Young 9/11 Rescuers

Researchers say a small number of young law enforcement officers who participated in the World Trade Center rescue and cleanup operation have developed an immune system cancer.

The numbers are tiny, and experts don't know whether there is any link between the illnesses and toxins released during the disaster.

But doctors who coordinated the study, published Monday in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, said people who worked at the site should continue to have their health monitored.

Aug 10 07:53

Keith Olbermann now compares tea parties to Hamas and Hezbollah

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And when the Sons of Liberty did the same to the British it was called a fight for freedom.

Keith just permanently lost me as a viewer.

Aug 10 07:51

Of Cabbages and Klingon's

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day and it didn’t come down in a day either. Another factor in the fall of Rome was the debasement of the currency (sound familiar?) as well as high taxes on farmer’s outputs so that they stopped growing food.

It really is fascinating to see so many features mirrored in the long past and to reach the understanding that it has always been like this. That’s how it is on Planet Earth. That’s what we do. It’s as if the same reality play just repeats itself over and over and you wander into the jungle and you can see the stone heads of fallen kings whose names you never heard of covered in moss and flowering vines. A cobra hisses in the underbrush. It’s not a threat. It’s a warning of what awaits naked ambition and unbridled greed.

Aug 10 07:45

Air Force Used Twitter to Track Public Backlash to Statue of Liberty Flyover

Although the Pentagon has warned of the security risks posed by social networking sites, newly released government documents show the military also uses these Internet tools to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events.

Aug 10 07:44

Faulty Forecasting

Companies that specialize in stock market forecasting and trading—such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase—pay very high salaries to their employee-vendors. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo just released data showing that these and other large banks are giving each of their 5000 trader-forecasters bonuses of at least one million dollars.

In return, these fat cats are very frequently wrong in their recommendations and decidedly unprofessional in their fiduciary relationships with the clueless, trusting clients who rely on them. Win or lose, they get their fees.

Aug 10 07:43

Where did that bank bailout go? Watchdogs aren't sure

Although hundreds of well-trained eyes are watching over the $700 billion that Congress last year decided to spend bailing out the nation's financial sector, it's still difficult to answer some of the most basic questions about where the money went.

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Imagine my shock!

Aug 10 07:42

Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat

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Ice melts in summer. Stop the @#%ing presses already and hand this kid a Nobel prize!

Aug 10 07:42

Arctic sea ice: Global warming, cooling, or neither?

Meanwhile, downstream, very cool weather made for record July cold in New York City, Chicago, and Cleveland. So what we have here is a temperature regime directed by fluctuations in the jet stream and surface level pattern.

So there is no data to suggest long-term global warming or cooling has anything to do with these summer extremes.

They are both within the realm of expected weather if examined over many decades.

Aug 10 07:32

The Crony Capitalist Bailout Nation

Were the bailouts even constitutional? looming threats upon USA credibility, bond values, interest rates and hyperinflation,TARP should have bailed out the people, Swap arrangements are smoke and mirrors, markets will devalue the dollar, Moral Hazard has already deeply damaged the nation

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TARP has plunged Americans into crushing debt; about $200,000 for every living American.

If the process had been done in reverse; if the Wall Street banks and brokerages were picking up the tab to give every American $200,000, then our mortgages would be paid up to date; no mortgage crisis. Our credit cards would be up to date; no credit crisis. We could all buy a new car from the American auto makers; no automobile crisis. WE would be buying our kids new laptops for school; no back-to-school shopping slump. and we would be starting to buy those Christmas goodies; no Christmas shopping slump.

An economic system means that AS a system the money has to flow at all levels and in all corners for the system as a whole to work. At present the guiding principle of government and Wall Street is to drag all the money back to themselves then wonder why we the American people cannot be talked into buying anything.

Aug 10 06:57

Obama fights back as bid to reform US healthcare stalls

President Barack Obama has become mired in a frenzied fight over US healthcare reform as Republicans scent a devastating political victory that could hobble his presidency.

Obama yesterday lashed out at critics of his ailing push to provide coverage for America's 46 million uninsured people by saying that his critics were resorting to "outlandish rumours" and "misleading information" to scupper his plans.

But Sarah Palin, the Republican's former vice-presidential candidate, raised the temperature in the debate by declaring Obama's plans "downright evil" and accusing him of introducing a care rationing system that could threaten her own mentally handicapped child.

Aug 10 06:50

Gerald Celente - The Revolution is Coming!

Gerald Celente discusses the future trend of America and where the country is headed with Obama as the new mask on the same face.

Aug 10 06:45

Google and Blogger Shut Down Sibel Edmonds’ Blog

Increasingly, Google and its properties — the vastly popular video site YouTube and equally popular Blogger — are tools for shutting down opposition to the government. On the weekend, Google removed an Alex Jones video critical of Obama’s policies. Google classified the video as “hate speech” because the corporation allegedly received complaints the content of the video was racist. In the video, Alex appears as “Obama the Joker,” as depicted in a now infamous street art poster

Aug 10 06:35

Mass Inflation Ahead – Save Your Nickels!

I've often mused about how fun it would be to have a time machine and travel back to the early 1960s, and go on a pre-inflation shopping spree. In that era, most used cars were less than $800, and a new-in-the box Colt .45 Automatic sold for $60. In particular, it would be great to go back and get a huge pile of rolls of then-circulating US silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars at face value. (With silver presently around $15.50 per ounce, the US 90% silver (1964 and earlier) coinage is selling wholesale at 11 times face value – that is $11,000 for a $1,000 face value bag.)

Aug 10 06:30

Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor?

T’S too bad so many people are falling into poverty at a time when it’s almost illegal to be poor. You won’t be arrested for shopping in a Dollar Store, but if you are truly, deeply, in-the-streets poor, you’re well advised not to engage in any of the biological necessities of life — like sitting, sleeping, lying down or loitering. City officials boast that there is nothing discriminatory about the ordinances that afflict the destitute, most of which go back to the dawn of gentrification in the ’80s and ’90s. “If you’re lying on a sidewalk, whether you’re homeless or a millionaire, you’re in violation of the ordinance,” a city attorney in St.

Aug 10 06:26

Jews Have Always Exercised Great Power

Even Jews have a self-image of a poor, beleaguered people. In fact, there has always been a powerful class of Jews who allied with aristocrats, and served as advisers, bankers, administrators, tax collectors, enforcers, doctors and tutors, becoming an elite caste of their own. They used their positions and worldwide contacts to dominate trade and become extremely rich. They rewarded their protectors handsomely.

Their role in the "Enlightenment" and Western imperialism has been discreetly veiled. The neo-feudal New World Order continues this cozy alliance with the Gentile elite. The concept of a "Chosen People" is ideally suited for a Luciferian plutocracy dedicated to colonizing the human race.

Aug 10 05:57

‘Snoop’ power is used 1,400 times a day to intercept private data

Britain has “sleepwalked into a surveillance society”, it was claimed last night after figures disclosed that public bodies had obtained access to private telephone and e-mail records about 1,400 times a day.

Council, police and other organisations made more than half a million requests for confidential communications data last year.

The statistics constitute a 44 per cent rise in requests over the past two years.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which was created to help the authorities to fight the threat of terrorism, gives organisations such as local councils, the police and intelligence agencies the power to request access to confidential communications data, including lists of telephone numbers dialled and e-mail addresses to which messages have been sent.

Aug 10 05:55

Torture claims: no British Government inquiry

An inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture has been rejected by the Government, as Sir John Scarlett, head of MI6, said the service was committed to human rights.

A Downing Street spokesman said the Government had already said it would publish the guidance it issues on the interrogation of detainees held abroad once it has been revised.

"We do not support calls for an inquiry," the spokesman said. "We believe that an inquiry is not necessary."

Aug 10 04:20

Temporary Recession or the End of Growth?

Could the Alternative Diagnosis be altogether wrong? That is, might conventional economists be right in thinking that growth can continue forever? It is often said that anything is possible, but some things are clearly much more possible than others. The perpetual growth of human population and consumption within the confines of a finite planet seems like a very long shot indeed, especially since warning signs are everywhere apparent that ecological limits are already being reached and surpassed.

See also: http://www.steadystate.org/CASSEFAQs.html

Remember: to think there is no limit to growth on a finite planet is precisely, mathematically equivalent to thinking that you may have a stabilized, steady state economy on a perpetually shrinking planet. Both claims are precisely, equally ludicrous!

Aug 10 03:51


There are always "warnings" in the beginning, aren’t there? For some reason, however, they are never heeded. Instead, we just barrel ahead, undaunted, into the tall grass where ambush awaits us. War opponents predicted the Iraq invasion would prove unsustainable – and we were right. We said that, far from greeting us with cheers and showers of roses, the Iraqis would soon be shooting at us and demanding our ouster – and we were right. We said the rationale for war was based on a series of carefully manufactured and marketed lies – and that was the truth, now wasn’t it? Yet it seems we are caught in an endlessly repetitive nightmare, where the same prophetic voices are being drowned out by a chorus of "responsible" voices – to be followed by an all-too-familiar disaster.