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Jul 19 21:01

Iraq Vets know 9/11 truth, resisters need help

Iraq Vets Know 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Jul 19 20:21

Must-see documentary on Monsanto

The Future of Food. Hour and a half long.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food

Jul 19 18:18

Irrationality and Fascism in Government-Regulated Health Care

More and more, I have come to believe that state regulation of anything not only destroys liberty but also is essentially irrational for those on the receiving end, which is frequently most of us and very often many of us. Somebody always stands to gain, but the costs they impose on others are much larger.

Jul 19 17:44

Self-important self-flagellation global warming nonsense to sell cars: thanks Honda!

This whole dream vs. nightmare BS these guys are wailing about makes me think of Col. Kurtz from Apocolypse Now (see below). These people have gone up the river, split from society, and placed themselves as some sort of self-declared Gods ruling the savages who won't be allowed to use electricty.

They even dug up that charlatan among charlatans Deepak Chopra
who has moved on from fooling dimwits like Oprah with parlor tricks and now is onboard trying to fool all the people all the time.

Jul 19 17:30

Vitamins Reduce the Duration and Severity of Influenza

Vitamins fight the flu by boosting the body’s own immune response and by accelerating healing. Individuals can be better prepared for an influenza epidemic by learning how to use vitamin supplements to fight off ordinary respiratory infections. The most important vitamins are vitamins C, D, niacin, and thiamine.

Jul 19 16:44

US charity bingo supports illegal Israeli settlers' theft and violence

Gambling with peace: how US bingo dollars are funding Israeli settlements
Chris McGreal
Sunday 19 July 2009 21.21 BST
Beliak is particularly angered that the fundraising takes place without interference from the American authorities. In contrast, he says, Muslim charities which raise money to help Palestinians have been targeted for investigation, shut down and some of their administrators jailed because providing welfare to Gaza indirectly helps Hamas.
"After 2001 there was a whole discourse about how supposedly Muslims [in America] used these charitable donations to support violence.

Jul 19 16:24

How 5m violent crime victims could have their compensation slashed... for having a speeding ticket

Victims of violent crime are to have their compensation slashed if they have previously committed minor offences such as speeding.

Individual payments to assault and rape victims will be reduced by up to £37,500 as part of a £25million public- spending cuts programme ordered by the Government, it was claimed last night.

Five million motorists could be affected - with magistrates fining up to a million drivers in a year and their convictions becoming 'spent' only after five years.

Jul 19 16:17

Thousands face £600 extra on council tax bills as homes are moved into higher bands

Thousands of homeowners are being hit with up to £600 extra on their council tax bills following a secret revaluation process by town hall inspectors.

New figures show that more than 1,000 homes are being moved into higher council tax bands every month.

Householders who have improved their properties with extensions, garages and double-glazing are worst hit by the 'stealth revaluation' with many homes being moved up two bands.

Jul 19 13:11

Deaths resulting from medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus.

21 people died after being given the vaccine

Jul 19 13:01

7 Reasons Why Housing Isn’t Bottoming Yet

The Housing Boom & Bust, and the 2002-07 credit bubble created massive excesses. More than anything, it is going to take time to resolve them.

Jul 19 12:54

Prescription for Disaster

For an administration that claims to want to create jobs, this bill is one of the biggest job-killers yet devised.

Under the terms of the bill, small businesses that do not provide insurance will be required to pay a tax as high as 8% of their payroll. Since most small businesses currently could not afford to grant 8% across-the-board pay hikes, they will have to offset these costs by reducing wages. However, for employees working at the minimum wage, the only way for employers to offset the costs would be through layoffs.

Jul 19 12:23

Officials: U.S. Defense Secretary to visit Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to visit Israel on July 27 for talks likely to focus on Iran's nuclear ambitions and U.S.-Israeli strategic ties, officials involved in planning the trip said on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another pointless war is on the way.

Jul 19 12:21

Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

Jul 19 11:59

Many Predict US Financial Collapse in September July 18, 2009

Let us contemplate the day in the near future when the consequences of financial chicanery finally outpace the ability of the governments, central banks and big media to cover up and obfuscate the truth. Many respected voices have now gone on record that September 30 or thereabouts will be that day.

Jul 19 10:06

Commerce Secretary: Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions

yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said something amazing—U.S. consumers should pay for part of Chinese greenhouse-gas emissions. From Reuters:

“It’s important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America — and it’s our own consumption activity that’s causing the emission of greenhouse gases, then quite frankly Americans need to pay for that,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Commerce Secretary Locke: We the People have stopped being endless resource of tax revenues for the idiocies this administration supports.

The economic policies of this administration are fast driving Americans over a cliff and into bankruptcy and homelessness at a pace not seen since the Great Depression.

I would like to remind you, sir, that most generally you cannot tax homeless people because you cannot find them.

We have had it with an administration which believes that its citizens should have absolutely no quality of life, while it's borrowing and spending as though there will be no tomorrow, then attempting to tax us to death to recover its losses due to complete fiscal stupidity.

Jul 19 09:54

Threatened and beaten on the way to Gaza

In a flurry of activity, we were boarded. Those of us with video cameras bore the brunt of the over-zealous navy forces. We were beaten to break our grasp on the video cameras. I have documented events from Afghanistan to Darfur to various locations around the Middle East, but until then I had never been physically attacked on account of my work. Israel's military censor continues to hold the evidence and I expect never to retrieve it. With the evidence gone, much of the media have treated the event as though it never occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Refusing to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid into Gaza makes Israel look ever more the despot and rogue nation it is.

You have to wonder, though: when will the world get serious about stopping the checks and military aid to Israel to get Israel to stop the siege?

That is, unfortunately, the only language Israel appears to be able to understand.

Jul 19 09:54

Sarasota Cops Give Man $400 Payoff, Attorney Decries Lack of Client's Constitutional Rights, Legal Ethics, Professionalism, Human Dignity and His Fee

The Herald-Tribune revealed today allegations of a $400 payment being offered to a Sarasota man who was videotaped being beaten by police.

Jul 19 09:51

That commenter on your blog may actually be working for the Israeli government

Straight out of Avigdor Lieberman’s Foreign Ministry: a new Internet Fighting Team! Israeli students and demobilized soldiers get paid to pretend they are just regular folks and leave pro-Israel comments on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in order to remind everyone that the people posting anything pro-Israel should be assumed to be paid propagandists.

Jul 19 09:48

Suspiciously Prescient Man Files Patent for iPod-Like Device in 1979

Kane Kramer, an inventor by trade, came up with a gadget and music distribution service almost eerily similar to the iPod-iTunes relationship that predates it by three decades. The guy predicted details down to DRM and flash memory's dominance.

Kramer's device, the IXI, was flash-based, even though flash memory in 1979 only could have held about three minutes of audio, and featured a screen, four-way controls, and was about the size of a cigarette pack. Even weirder, he envisioned the creation and sale of digital music and foresaw all the good and bad that would come from this: No overhead, no inventory, but a great push for independent artists, with the risk of piracy looming large.

Jul 19 09:46

WHAT DID APRIL SAY

After listening, Glaspie then assured Saddam that the U.S. was on Iraq's side and that the U.S. was in sync with the desires of Iraq to rebuild. She explained:

"I think I understand this. I have lived here for years. I admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. I know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. But we have no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border dispute with Kuwait."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll be willing to bet one copper penny that this exchange will never see the light of day in textbooks about this episode in American history classes!

Jul 19 09:40

2000 Philadelphia Government Workers Fail to Pay Property Taxes: 100 A Decade Behind

For 13 years, Democratic ward leader George Brooks' wages have been paid by Philadelphia taxpayers. He's now making $64,539 a year in a senior patronage position at the Register of Wills Office.

And yet, according to city records, Brooks has failed to pay his property taxes for more than two decades, racking up a $15,000 debt to the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Taxes? Those are for the SLAVES to pay!!!!!!!"

Jul 19 09:40

Another Critical Firefox Vulnerability Emerges

It has been only a few days ago that the Mozilla Firefox team released an update for Firefox 3.5 to Firefox 3.5.1 that would close a recently disclosed critical security vulnerability that allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code on the attacked computer system. Earlier today another Firefox vulnerability was disclosed to the public that affects the latest version of Firefox. The vulnerability can be remotely exploited and uses an stack based buffer overflow that is triggered by an overly long string of Unicode data. It can lead to remote code execution or to crashes, freezes or the allocation of a lot of computer memory.

Jul 19 09:39

Photographer Arrested For Being “Too Tall”

Kent Police set a new legal precedent last week, as they arrested a photographer on the unusual grounds of “being too tall”.

This follows a year of increasingly unhappy incidents, in which continued reassurances from on high appear to have had little impact on how Police Forces deal with photographers – and reinforces a growing concern that the breakdown in trust and cooperation with the Police warned of in respect of demonstrations could soon transfer to photography too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the current government of the UK: my travel dollars will definitely not be spent in a police state while on holiday, thank you very much.

Why should one want to travel or live in a country which has gone off the deep end of "Code Napoleon" law, where every tourist (or even a UK resident) is considered guilty until proven innocent?!?!?

Jul 19 09:34

Experts: Depleted Uranium Creates Problems for Years After Initial Impact

DU weapons leave a trail of misery and suffering to thousands upon thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians caught up in its indiscriminate use in all the many areas of conflict. The Gulf War Syndrome is directly linked to such weapons as is the dramatic rise in all types of cancers, diabetes, still births and badly disfigured babies. Uranium based weapons have the ability to change the cell structure and DNA in all humans that come into contact with it by either inhalation or ingestion. It has the ability to contaminate the local area, region, adjacent countries and the world once it becomes an aerosol and enter the upper atmosphere.

Jul 19 09:30

More demonetization of Iran prior to invasion.

The interview took place by telephone, and on condition of anonymity. It was arranged by a reliable source whose identity can also not be revealed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Jul 19 09:29

Birthday card thief sentenced to 5 months in prison

An East Linda man who stole cash from children's birthday cards while working at the U.S. Postal Service facility in Olivehurst will serve five months in federal prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Jul 19 09:26

Palin Signs Alaska Sovereignty Resolution

On Friday, July 10th, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27 (HJR27), sponsored by State Rep. Mike Kelly. The resolution “claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

The House passed the resolution by a vote of 37-0 (3 not voting) and the Senate passed it by a vote of 40-0.

Jul 19 09:26

Now David Kelly’s former Iraq aide joins call for inquiry into his 'suicide'

Mai Pederson, a US Air Force linguist who served in Iraq with Dr Kelly’s weapons inspection team, has called on Attorney General Baroness Scotland to carry out a ‘formal, independent and complete review’ into the ‘suspicious circumstances’ of his death.

Ms Pederson’s intervention comes a week after The Mail on Sunday disclosed that a team of doctors are mounting a legal challenge to the Hutton Inquiry’s conclusion that he committed suicide.

Jul 19 09:24

Did anyone notice Mossad's new outlook on an Iran bomb?

Paradoxically, the current crisis in Iran is producing two contradictory impacts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first clear outcome was the statement made by head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, two weeks ago. In a surprise move, Dagan dismissed the previous assessments of the Israeli intelligence community regarding Iran's nuclear program and stated that Iran's secret military program would mature only in 2014.

Jul 19 09:23

Israel should answer for Gaza war crimes

The Israeli assault on Gaza in January was an outrage against humanity. Israeli frustration and fury with Hamas led to the government allowing the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to break its own rules and commit a wide variety of war crimes in an effort to punish the entire population and reduce Gaza to rubble.

Jul 19 09:16

Mr. President, we are still torturing?

How do we know that the Obama administration is not itself continuing those inhumane practices at Bagram? Since President Obama also shrouds our prison there in Cheney-style secrecy, the ACLU is trying very hard to find out exactly what is happening there.

What has happened to Obama's repeated pledge to ensure "the most transparent administration in American history?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here, instead of the promised "change", we're just getting more of the same agenda and behavior by the government, fronted by an infinitely more telegenic "pitch-man".

Jul 19 09:16

Man given six months to live discovers tumour is harmless abscess

Phil Collins, 61, quit his job, planned his own funeral and blew £18,000 from a pension pay-out after being told he had inoperable gallbladder and liver cancer.

He fulfilled a lifelong dream of buying a Triumph motorbike, bought wife Isabel a car and made financial arrangements to ensure she was secure after his death.

But when the six month deadline passed he went back to hospital - where further checks revealed the growth on his liver was in fact an abscess.

However, Mr Collins claims that complications from the cocktail of cancer drugs he was prescribed have ruined his health and he is now planning a legal bid for compensation.

Jul 19 09:14

IMF warns that Britain's soaring debt is 'testing the limits'

The International Monetary Fund has delivered its sharpest rebuke yet on the ‘dramatic deterioration’ in Britain’s public finances.

In a major blow to Gordon Brown, the Washington-based fund warned the UK is ‘testing the limit of the market’s confidence’ by pushing the national debt towards 100 per cent of gross domestic product - or close to £1.5trillion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those bombs used to kill brown people are rather costly. Perhaps we could all learn to get along without so many of those.

Jul 19 09:13

Israeli warships rehearse for Iran attack in Red Sea

Israeli warships have deployed to the Red Sea for what has been described as a rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT! IRAN IS THE THREAT!"

Jul 19 09:09

Vatican teaching Hezbollah how to kill Jews, says pamphlet for IDF troops

The Pope and the cardinals of the Vatican help organize tours of Auschwitz for Hezbollah members to teach them how to wipe out Jews, according to a booklet being distributed to Israel Defense Forces soldiers.

Officials encouraging the booklet's distribution include senior officers, such as Lt. Col. Tamir Shalom, the commander of the Nahshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

This demonization of Arabs, wrapped around the "big lie" technique, is something you'd expect from the old USSR's playbook.

This is almost an incitement and an encouragement for every member of the IDF to go out and kill every Arab they can find, with the justification that "God wills it!"

Is this the outcome the IDF is hoping to achieve here?!?

Jul 19 09:09

ISRAEL’S WAY OF ‘WELCOMING’ JOURNALISTS TO GAZA

Just a year and a few days after Israeli Military personnel beat, almost to death, Mohammed Omer on his return to Gaza, another beating took place. This time, also to a journalist involved in one of the Humanitarian Convoys bringing aid to the people living there.

Jul 19 09:09

WHY JERUSALEM? ISRAEL’S HIDDEN AGENDA

Israel’s plan to annex the whole of Jerusalem, part of its efforts at bolstering its international legitimacy, is being carried out without regard for legal, moral or historical considerations.

Jul 19 09:01

Could we be wrong about global warming?

Could the best climate models -- the ones used to predict global warming -- all be wrong?

Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million years ago can be explained by excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What caused the remainder of the warming is a mystery.

"In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record," says oceanographer Gerald Dickens, study co-author and professor of Earth Science at Rice University in Houston. "There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models."

Jul 19 09:01

Netanyahu-Mitchell meeting postponed again

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled meeting with US Mideast envoy George Mitchell has been postponed at least until the end of the month.

Another meeting between the two, which was set to take place in Paris last month, was also canceled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Mitchell and Obama are getting a taste of things to come from "my way...or the highway" Netanyahu.

Of course, Mitchell and Obama will never consider stopping military or financial aid to Israel, no matter how deeply and publicly Netanyahu humiliates them.

They'd better hunker down, then, for lots more public insults from Netanyahu, who appears to be utterly secure that this behavior will not cost Israel one dime of US taxpayer-funded support.

Jul 19 08:54

Gates: US public may stop backing Afghan war

The US defense secretary has admitted that the American public will likely stop backing the war in Afghanistan a day after a top US military chief said he can not see an end to the long-fought war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to SecDef Gates: thinking Americans have already stopped backing the war in Afghanistan (if they ever really did).

This has been about two things: the "pacification" of Afghan citizens for long enough to install the pipelines throughout the country, and the protection of the opium crops, from which so many profit so handsomely.

You've got an American puppet in power, swirling in a sewer of corruption which has even included his own brother's connections to the drug trade, a government so crooked that it has to, collectively, screw its socks on in the morning, and a people infinitely less better off than when the US and NATO invaded and occupied Afghanistan.

The options are very limited. Viet Nam should have taught both US civilian and military leadership that you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air; apparently, that bitter lesson has yet to be learned.

We can, of course, declare victory and go home. That might free up a little money for fixing our crumbling infrastructure.

We can attempt (and this will be impossible without the reinstitution of the draft) to overwhelm the Afghans with a number of troops which will crush the Taliban.

And when the old Soviet Union couldn't do this with 500,000 pairs of combat boots on the ground, how many troops do you think, SecDef Gates, you'd actually need to get the job done; 750,000? One million?!?

Those are pretty impressive numbers. But at the current military complement of about 68,000 troops - give or take - we're just a touch over 10% of the numbers the Soviet Union had here - when they failed.

We could declare a scorched earth policy, killing every single man, woman, and child left breathing in this country, and I am certain that this has been considered under some vilely euphemistic language, such as "final emergency pacification" of the Afghan population. However, coming from the country which so obnoxiously trumpets the values of human and civil rights and democracy (while observing those values in the breach), whatever shred of respect for this country any other country might have will have been utterly destroyed.

At the end of the day, what is needed here are not more bombs, but butter; Afghans deserve the right to create their own destiny, and a working infrastructure at every level (social, political, and economic) which will give them hope for a future.

The current US and NATO military strategy is making that absolutely impossible.

Jul 19 08:52

GAG THE INTERNET!

When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling.

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a "chilling effect" on speech that might hurt someone's feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them.

Jul 19 08:51

Fiscal ruin of the Western world beckons

For a glimpse of what awaits Britain, Europe, and America as budget deficits spiral to war-time levels, look at what is happening to the Irish welfare state.

Jul 19 08:51

Now we are borrowing Russian helicopters to fight the Taliban

British frontline troops in Afghanistan are so short of helicopters and transport planes that they are being bailed out by the Russians.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200620/Now-borrowing-Russian-...

Jul 19 08:27

Windfalls for Bankers, Resentments for the Rest

All of these companies were beneficiaries of gargantuan government bailouts, in assorted forms and varied sums, but if they assumed they’d hear bravos for prompt paybacks and quick turnarounds, they were in for a shock. At a time when so many people are struggling with foreclosures and are either unemployed or worried about losing a job, these earnings were bound to stir up some basic questions of fairness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The game is rigged; period, end of discussion.

Jul 19 08:21

Obama Ally Throws Cold Water On Health Care

""I have a lot of concerns as a governor," Schweitzer said from the National Governors Association meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. "Now, let me lay this out, there are only a few states that have a budget surplus, we are one them, we have about $400 million in cold hard cash in the bank. Very few states have got that. And we got there through good fiscal management. You can't put more things on your plate than you can afford to pay for. Now what is happening in Congress right now, things that disturb us as governors, is first they are looking at the rules and one of the proposals would be that the way we are going to pay for a portion of this health care is we will turn to the states and ask them to bond, to pay for some of the health care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not about people who need health care actually getting healthcare.

This is about more and more taxation on an already tax-strapped population, taxed for money borrowed by this government to continue their wars without end.

At the end of the day in Congress, we don't have democrats or republicans; all we have is the War Party.

And even though we go through our kabuki-style elections every so often in this country, what we have come to in recent years is a new version of taxation without representation, the very issue which caused the
American colonies to rebel against the British government.

Representatives no longer represent We the People; they represent those large interests which have acquired them (through overt and covert campaign contributions and perks), and the people be damned.

Schweitzer is absolutely correct in stating that an intelligent government won't spend more than it has, something the federal government has blown by a wide margin, looking at the national deficit.

Were we not borrowing money to fund these wars without end, then perhaps we could actually fund meaningful health care reform.

But this legislation, which Obama is hoping desperately to stampede through congress without it even being read and digested by congress members, cannot logically be paid for under the current circumstances.

This appears to be just another ploy to stave off the very real possibility that the US will default on its debts before the end of this year.

Jul 19 08:20

'Biting The Rabbit'

About a week later my mother and I went to The Big Store and I pointed it out to her. She gave no indication that I could one day own that rabbit. Easter 1962 arrived and with it....the chocolate rabbit! I was ecstatic!

But when I opened the box, something did not seem right. The weight did not match the size, and when I bit into the ear the awful truth hit me like a framing hammer....the rabbit was hollow!

What I thought was a week's worth of chocolate was the equivalent of two Hershey bars! That was my first inkling that things are not always as they seem in this world and that sometimes things are misleading on purpose.

Jul 19 08:19

President Obama's Favorite Banker

I knew something was up but, I couldn't figure the connection. Now, in retrospect, it should have been obvious. JPMorgan Chase is at its core Chicago-based Bank One. In record time, Dimon weaseled his way into the Chicago's old boys network that launched Obama's presidential campaign.

Jul 19 08:18

Dismantling the Temple

The financial crisis has propelled the Federal Reserve into an excruciating political dilemma. The Fed is at the zenith of its influence, using its extraordinary powers to rescue the economy. Yet the extreme irregularity of its behavior is producing a legitimacy crisis for the central bank. The remote technocrats at the Fed who decide money and credit policy for the nation are deliberately opaque and little understood by most Americans. For the first time in generations, they are now threatened with popular rebellion.

Jul 19 08:15

Copter crash kills 16 in Afghanistan, NATO says

The helicopter was not shot down, ISAF said, adding that the exact cause of the crash was not known.

Jul 19 08:12

Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, what Obama is saying is that the TAXES justified by the health care program cannot wait... or the US Government will default on its debt.

Jul 19 08:06

Israel rejects US demand to halt east Jerusalem project

Israel on Sunday rejected a United States demand to stop a building project in annexed east Jerusalem, in the latest dispute between the close allies over the prickly issue of Jewish settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: what did I tell you, Mr. President?!?

Netanyahu has decided that his response to the request to halt this settlement is going to be to spit in your face, and tell you it's raining.

Of course, no matter how intently you're spat upon, you'll never stop sending those checks to Israel, right?!?

No matter how deeply Israel is publicly humiliating you and your administration, you'll just keep on sending those checks, and continuing to validate bad behavior on the part of the Israeli administration, right?!?

And what is wrong with this picture, Mr. President?!?

Everything.

Jul 19 08:03

Russia’s Sickness: ’Anti-Americanism’

No one in Russia is buying tickets to the traveling Obama road show.

This is the road show whereupon Obama flies into a foreign country and makes a pretty speech that all two of our allowed political viewpoints will pretend to bicker over and then he flies home and US policy continues on the same as before… as this news story from the other day makes clear. So much for that "reset button."

Americans, especially liberals, line up for tickets to the Obama road show. The lines are around the block.

Outside of cocoon America, however, sales are dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The USA is starting to act just like Israel; act like total assholes to the rest of the world, then say there is something obviously wrong with any nation that does not love us.

Jul 19 08:00

Government Hit Squads, Minus the Hits

The real surprise is that in eight years of off-again, on-again brainstorming, planning and training, the program did not kill a single terrorist. It did not even mount an attempt, C.I.A. officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We were too busy whacking real threats like Dr. David Kelly, Deborah Jean Palfrey, and Paul Wellstone!"

Jul 19 07:58

Israel told by US to stop east Jerusalem project

Israel's ambassador in Washington Michael Oren was summoned to the State Department at the end of last week over the project, which aims to build housing units in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, the official said on condition of anonymity, confirming earlier media reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, if in fact there ever is a Palestinian state, with consistent Israeli encroachments on Palestinian lands, the state of Palestine won't be much larger than a postage stamp.

And this US posturing about settlements will win absolutely no concessions from Netanyahu.

The only thing Israel will understand will be when the checks, funded with your tax dollars stop until the settlements stop.

Of course, that will only happen when pigs fly.

Jul 19 07:36

Will Chromosome Y Go Bye-Bye?

Is the End of Men Imminent?
By RADHA CHITALE
ABC News Medical Unit
July 17, 2009—
What makes a man a man? Socially, that is a complicated question. Genetically, however, it is as simple as a single Y chromosome.

But guys, that chromosome is in trouble.

In a new study, researchers say there is a dramatic loss of genes from the human Y chromosome that eventually could lead to its complete disappearance -- in the next few millennia. While the Y chromosome's degeneration has been known to geneticists and evolutionary biologists for decades, the study sheds new light on some of the evolutionary processes that may have contributed to its demise and posits that, as the degeneration continues, the Y chromosome could disappear from our genetic repertoire entirely.

Jul 19 07:35

Palestinian saved Israeli children

Palestinian child called Ahmen Chatib from Jenin was shot by Israeli soldiers in 2005. Although his father Ismeil suffered his child death he decided to donate the organs of his son. The organs were given to four children from Israel. Thanks to the courageous act of Chatib family that shows us the tolerance of the Arabs in Palestine in despite of their suffering under the Israeli occupation and crimes !

Jul 19 07:30

Government Announces Flu Pandemic PSA Propaganda Contest

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Bilderberg member in good standing, has announced yet another waste of taxpayer money. On the USGOVHHS YouTube channel, Sebelius “invites our talented and creative citizens to create and share your PSA about flu prevention and good health.” The videos, according to a blog post on the White House website, “can be funny, cute, dramatic, but most of all, they should help make a positive impact. HHS is organizing an expert panel to evaluate submissions and will present the best PSAs to the public so everyone can vote on their favorite submission. The winning PSA will receive $2,500 in cash and will appear on national television.”

Jul 19 07:10

John Yoo: Al Qaeda Uses Telephones But KGB Spies Don’t

Well, really, the whole thing is worth more for laughs, as Yoo desperately tries to shoot down the straw men haunting his unconscious.

Jul 19 06:57

Internal Rifts on Road to Torment

Interviews Offer More Nuanced Look At Roles of CIA Contractors, Concerns Of Officials During Interrogations

In April 2002, as the terrorism suspect known as Abu Zubaida lay in a Bangkok hospital bed, top U.S. counterterrorism officials gathered at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for a series of meetings on an urgent problem: how to get him to talk.

In August 2002, as the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approached, officials at CIA headquarters became increasingly concerned that they were not learning enough from their detainee in Thailand. When the interrogators concluded that Abu Zubaida had no more to tell, Langley scolded them: "You've lost your spine." If Mitchell and his team eased up and then al-Qaeda attacked the United States again, agency managers warned, "it would be on the team's back," recalled the former U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information.

Jul 19 06:46

Captive G.I. on Video by Taliban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American soldier who disappeared June 30 in eastern Afghanistan, and was later confirmed to have been captured, appears on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban, two United States defense officials said.

The soldier is shown in the 28-minute video with his head shaved and the start of a beard. He is sitting, wearing a nondescript gray outfit. When one of his captors holds the soldier’s dog tag up to the camera, the name and ID number are visible.

The soldier, whose identity the Pentagon has not yet released, says his name, age and hometown on the video. American defense officials confirmed that the man in the video is the captured soldier.

(Video at the source link).

Jul 19 06:38

Women, elderly, children and the ill among thousands in Israeli prisons

July 18, 2009
Nablus / PNN – Among the approximately 10,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, 360 are children. Another portion is made up of women.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society confirmed today that the occupation authorities have arrested hundreds of thousands of children, women, youth and the elderly since 1967.

Jul 19 06:34

Are Israeli courts staffed by Nazi judges?

Just as anti-Semitism became official policy in Germany in the mid 1930s, it is seems hostility toward Arabs, including Israel’s own 1.5 million Palestinian citizens, is becoming a de facto official policy of the Israeli state.

This ominous orientation is being constantly promoted by a number of manifestly racist cabinet ministers and Knesset members who declare openly that their aim is to make everyone in Israel "submit to the Jewish nature of the state."

Jul 19 06:29

How Israel Lobby Took Control Of US Foreign Policy

AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
By Jeff Gates

July 19, 2009 "Information Clearing House" -- LOUISIANA - In the early 1960s, Senator William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The Council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared: a foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

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