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Nov 01 23:04

“Loose Change” Debunked

I warned you that the government was planting the "no plane at the Pentagon" nonsense in order to use it to ridicule the 9-11 investigators.

Nov 01 22:32

100,000 Sony batteries recalled

About 100,000 Sony Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell notebooks have been recalled. 35,000 batteries of these batteries were sold in the US.

Some details about these batteries:

They were sold at the same time as the batteries involved in the widescale 2006 Sony battery recall.

These batteries can “overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.”

The damage so far: “There have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.”

Nov 01 22:28


This public relations mind control industry has grown completely out of control and is now fabricated completely illusory reality to the masses through the media. Whole artificial realities have been generated for us, with 911 being the culmination of this process: the biggest single false reality designed to manipulate public opinion.

Nov 01 22:25

Troops may run out of time to cast ballots

For U.S. troops serving overseas, nothing comes easy. Not even voting.

Military members may not have enough time to complete and mail in their absentee ballots for Tuesday’s election, thanks to slow mail delivery, lack of information sharing among election officials, and procedural errors.

Nov 01 18:06

Previously unseen WTC7 collapse video - C'mon people - fire?

Here's what I can tell from viewing this video:
1. The building is tan in color.
2. The building is not engulfed in flames.
3. The building falls straight down just like a building imploded via controlled demolition.

Nov 01 17:40

The lying woman of Washington

The death of nearly a million Iraqis is more than enough to judge the American invasion and occupation of Iraq as a criminal act of immense proportions, especially in light of the fact that the invasion was based on lies concocted by evil-minded people like Bush, Rice and Powell. The blood of hundreds of thousands of victims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Somalia and other places is squarely on their evil hands.

Nov 01 17:18

George Carlin on Voting

Nov 01 16:15

Supporting Obama? No treats for you at Grosse Pointe Farms house

A Grosse Pointe Farms woman refused Halloween treats to children whose parents support Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Shirley Nagel passed out candy Friday -- but only to those who shared her support for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, bribery is as American as apple pie.

Nov 01 15:55

Republican labels Obama with expletive

While campaigning for Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday, Boehner told a small crowd at a bar in the college town of Oxford that failing to vote "yes" or "no" on an issue meant a lawmaker was a "chickens--."

The Ohio congressman said the last thing the country needs is to have a "chicken" in the White House.

Nov 01 15:26

[Video] Palin suggests U.S. is at war with Iran.

In her interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren last night, Gov. Sarah Palin appeared to claim that the U.S. needs to “win” the non-existent war with Iran:

Nov 01 15:09

Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth

During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away. Tons of high-energy particles may flow through the opening before it closes again, around the time you reach the end of the page.

"It's called a flux transfer event or 'FTE,'" says space physicist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Ten years ago I was pretty sure they didn't exist, but now the evidence is incontrovertible."

Nov 01 14:44

“Global Warming” Has Stopped

In a blog post, Bill Chameides says “global warming” is still happening. It isn’t. As the global temperature graph below shows, all four of the world’s major global surface temperature datasets (NASA GISS; RSS; UAH; and Hadley/University of East Anglia) show a decline in temperatures that have now persisted for seven years.

Nov 01 14:07

Internet Now Major Source of Campaign News

Many more Americans are turning to the internet for campaign news this year as the web becomes a key source of election news. Television remains the dominant source, but the percent who say they get most of their campaign news from the internet has tripled since October 2004 (from 10% then to 33% now).

Nov 01 13:25

Campaigns deploy armies of lawyers in Florida to watch for voting problems

With a slender margin separating Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, battalions of lawyers are converging on Florida to handle any disputes at the polls and run to court if necessary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have an idea. Let's toss Obama and McCain into a box with chain saws and whoever comes out with the most body parts still intact wins.

Nov 01 13:03

Trojan virus steals banking info

The details of about 500,000 online bank accounts and credit and debit cards have been stolen by a virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created".

The Sinowal trojan has been tracked by RSA, which helps to secure networks in Fortune 500 companies.

RSA said the trojan virus has infected computers all over the planet.

"The effect has been really global with over 2000 domains compromised," said Sean Brady of RSA's security division.

Nov 01 12:23

In Memorium: Studs Terkel

Politically active until the end, Terkel likened "the war on terror" to the war on witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, and spoke of a "national Alzheimer’s disease" where Americans forget everything that has happened in the nation's history, and know only whatever lies President Bush tells them.

Nov 01 12:18

AP poll shows Obama backers gleeful, McCain's glum

Supporters of John McCain, long less enthusiastic than Obama's, have become increasingly glum about the presidential campaign in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Saturday. Their feelings have turned more negative during a period that has seen Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois, take a firm lead in many polls.

Nov 01 11:57


"I'm not sure we can ever satisfy the federal government's insatiable appetite for more power." - REP. ROBERT L. BARR JR. (R-GA.)


Does the word "we" used above translate to "WE THE PEOPLE"?

Nov 01 11:01

Muslims decide to demolish Jewish cemetery in Jerusalem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it is wrong when one side does it, is it not also wrong when the other side does?

Nov 01 10:59


The primary function of the independent juror is not, as many think, to dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of power by government.

Nov 01 10:56

OLED Screen so Flexible and Thin it Blows in the Wind

Samsung shocked some crowds at the FPD International 2008 this year by displaying a .05mm thick OLED display. Oh, and did I mention there just “happened” to be a fan nearby that caused it to flap around? Because there was.

Nov 01 10:56

What Is Judaism?...

Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss from Naturei Karta (Protectors of the City) discusses the basic tenets of Judaism and how Zionism is an affront to Judaism.

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Nov 01 10:05

Holocaust is over, leading Israeli tells Likud

Avraham Burg, whose new book The Holocaust Is Over: We Must Rise From Its Ashes is out in Britain this weekend, says in an interview with The Independent Magazine that the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is “no doubt a problem”. Mr Burg adds: “He is an issue in the Western world and for Israel’s sense of confidence in particular.” But he continues: “What is [Mr Netanyahu’s] soundbite? ‘It is [19]38 all over again. Do me a favour. Did we have such a powerful state in ’38? Did we have this onmipotent army in ’38? Did we have the most important superpowers siding with us in ’38?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a bit silly for Israel to portray itself as a weak victim when it has the 6th largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

Nov 01 09:44

Netanyahu Reshapes Likud, Builds Shadow Cabinet

Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, energized by more than two years in opposition, is launching his Likud party into Israel’s general election campaign with a new look and a new top echelon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A duel tragedy for the world would be the elections of Netanyahu and McCain to their respective head of state capacities.

Unless, of course, you're a defense contractor, selling arms to both countries. Then, life will be very cushy, because both these men see war as the answer - and the only answer - to any geopolitical problem.

Nov 01 09:36

Congolese rebels torch refugee camps

More than 150,000 people could be hiding in the Congolese jungle without food, water or shelter after rebels destroyed camps for refugees near the town of Rutshuru. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said camps holding more than 50,000 people had been forcibly emptied, before being torn down and burnt. Sources in Rutshuru said more than 150,000 people from the town and the camps had fled north into the jungle.

Nov 01 09:22

The End of Prosperity

Something critically needed for a "post-bubble, crisis-torn US economy." To make the Fed "tougher in its neglected regulatory oversight capacity." To counter "bubble denialists (like) Alan Greenspan." To mandate Fed policy "err on the side of caution." To expose the "fatal mistake" in trusting "ideology" over "objective metrics. Like all crises, this one is a wake-up call. The Fed made policy blunders of historic proportions that must be avoided in the future."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At one of the local "big box" discount stores on Oahu, you used to see an array of beautifully trimmed lamb chops and high-end steaks.

Now, in that same section, you see tripe and cow's tongue.

It's apparent that this is what a lot of people on the island are buying these days, and not the lamb chops.

If you've got a Great Depression-era or World War II era cookbook, hang on to it: it could very well come in handy in the coming years.

Nov 01 09:05

Millions of Afghans Face Starvation

With a combination of a summer drought, poor irrigation and rising global food prices, a famine is unveiling in Afghanistan with third of Afghans are suffering chronic food insecurity, a British think-tank warned on Friday, October 31.

"While the eyes of the world have focused on violence which is increasingly terrorist in character, an estimated 8.4 million Afghans, perhaps a third of the nation, are now suffering from 'chronic and transitory food insecurity'," Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) analyst Paul Smyth said in a press briefing on its website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to yet more of the real "Bush Legacy" in Afghanistan: one third of its population may face famine conditions this year.

And anyone who believes that the US and NATO will allow airdrops of food to the worst-hit areas hasn't taken a good, hard look at the outcomes of their occupation of this country.

Nov 01 09:02

Evidence of sunspot involvement in climate change compelling

Over the last few years, the evidence that sunspots on our sun are directly related to climate change on earth has been steadily increasing.

I explained the exact proposed mechanism in some detail previously. Great work in this field is being carried out by Dr Henrik Svensmark and coworkers in Denmark and elsewhere.

Briefly, the mechanism is that cosmic rays impact on the earth from deep space. These cosmic rays penetrate our atmosphere and lead to the formation of cloud cover. The cosmic rays nucleate sites in the atmosphere, from which clouds form from the natural water vapour.

Nov 01 08:42

Space station trash plunging to Earth

If they reach all the way to land, the largest pieces could slam into the Earth's surface at about 100 mph (161 kilometers per hour). But a splashdown at sea is also possible, as the planet is two-thirds ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus a few islands like Haw...[NO CARRIER].

Nov 01 08:39

Another visit to the Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror'

This year's installment, No. XIX, begins with political commentary more than political humor. Homer goes to the polls on Election Day 2008. At first he votes for John McCain on a touch-screen, then tries to change his vote to Barack Obama. The machine casts six votes for McCain instead before it eats Homer.

"This doesn't happen in America!" Homer says. "Maybe Ohio, but not America!"

Nov 01 08:38

7 killed in Tibet's 'worst snowstorm'

At least seven people have been found dead after "the worst snowstorm on record in Tibet," China's state-run news agency reported Friday.

About 1,350 people were rescued in Lhunze County -- another 300 were trapped -- after nearly five feet (1.5 meters) of snow blanketed much of Tibet this week.

Nov 01 08:37

Blacks are giving Democrats an edge in early voting

A surge in black voters has helped Democrats increase their share of early and absentee ballots cast in Florida, while Republicans maintain an edge with Hispanic voters.

Nov 01 08:37

Miami-Dade Mega-Exit Poll

Bottom-line result– Obama 61%, McCain 39%.

Nov 01 08:34

Masked settlers assault Palestinian photographers

Masked Jewish settlers threw stones at Palestinian photographers Friday near the West Bank city of Hebron, injuring one, Reuters television footage showed.

The confrontation came hours after Israeli troops tore down a building settlers had constructed without authorization in a bid to expand the Kiryat Arba enclave near Hebron.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel allows this kind of activity to take place all the time; they just hate like hell when it gets caught on film, for the world to see.

Nov 01 08:34

Oh, the Waiting!!!

Voters line up before dawn Saturday to cast early ballots in Winter Park, Florida. Waits quickly stretch to three hours.

Nov 01 08:33

World faces growing risk of war: US intelligence chief

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We have another 2 months to start one!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 01 08:31

NC early votes surge to 2,166,723, one day left

Already, 45.19% of Black registered voters in North Carolina have voted early, compared with 32.07% of Whites. 40.90% of registered Democrats have already voted, compared with 30.27% of registered Republicans.

Nov 01 08:30

Some PA Counties May Ignore Paper Ballot Court Order

Pennsylvania was ordered to provide emergency paper ballots if voting machines fail. But some local officials say they can't do it.

Nov 01 08:28

It Is Now Absolutely Crystal Clear That Republican Rule Is Dangerous and Authoritarian

Republicans rule, rather than govern, when they are in power by imposing their authoritarian conservative philosophy on everyone.

Nov 01 08:27

The Torturer's Tale

Lagouranis saw people crippled through prolonged use of the stress positions he forced them to adopt, and driven to the verge of insanity through weeks of sleep deprivation and psychological disorientation. But maybe it was worth it if it produced valuable intelligence in the fight against the insurgency? No, he says. As a method of getting intelligence it was useless. And besides, the aim of interrogations shifted subtly. "A lot of what we ended up doing was trying to gather confessions, not intelligence."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have known that torture produces confessions, and not the truth, from the times of the Inquisition.

What US interrogators had, under these circumstances, was the permission to maim, cripple, and kill, "while following orders", with the absolute assurance that there would be little or no consequences for one's actions.

The problem, now is, because the US has de-facto withdrawn from any of the human rights treaties to which it has ever been a signatory, through the application of torture in the alleged "war on terror", this gives other countries the right to do precisely the same thing to US prisoners.

Let that one sink in for a moment.

Nov 01 08:26

Palin: Media Criticism of My Criticism = First Amendment Violation

Palin reportedly told WMAL that her criticism of Obama’s associations, such as those with Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, shouldn’t be considered negative attacks. The media’s suggestions that it’s going negative may threaten a candidate’s free speech rights under the Constitution, she said.

Nov 01 08:26

McCain's Big Backfire: Majority of Americans Like the Idea of Spreading the Wealth

It must come as a surprise to the Republicans that the public favors Obama's style of wealth spreading by a whopping margin.

Nov 01 08:24

Moscow denies Pentagon claims of 'stolen' Russian nuclear weapons

Russia's Foreign Ministry denied on Friday claims by the U.S. defense secretary that large amounts of Russian nuclear weapons had been stolen or misplaced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does the word "Minot" keep going through my head?

Nov 01 08:23

Florida as backbreaker

It's increasingly clear that Obama wants to not just win, but rout McCain en route to 300+ electoral votes.

Nov 01 08:23

Grand jury weighs sodomy claim against NYPD cops

On the afternoon of Oct. 15, a body piercer named Michael Mineo was approached by a group of police officers who thought he was smoking marijuana. Mineo fled into a subway station, argued with the officers, and was issued a ticket for disorderly conduct.

But what really happened inside that subway station is highly contested, and has led to one of the most explosive allegations of police brutality by the NYPD in recent memory.

Nov 01 08:20

McCain's Poor Judgment Led To His Capture as a POW

That's right, I said it.

Since the McCain campaign has proven they're willing to say just about anything, allege anything, even questioning the patriotism of fellow US Senators, in particular Senator Obama, I'll simply play by the same rules.

Even the military has questioned John McCain's judgment. Why shouldn't we?

Nov 01 08:20

Will This Election Be Stolen?

As both parties battle over just how fraud could taint this election, two analysts with very different viewpoints look at voting abuses from the beginning of the republic to the present day.

Nov 01 08:16

The New Technology of Repression

In its final months, the Bush administration is pressing ahead with a new generation of spy technology designed to strengthen the U.S. military’s ability to detect and eliminate suspected insurgents in Iraq and elsewhere based on computer analyses of their movements and activities.

The marriage of advanced technology and military repression has raised concerns among some human rights advocates that these techniques could open the door to an Orwellian future in which authoritarian regimes repress popular resistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have homeless vets living in our streets.

We have medically fragile elderly who will freeze, alone, in their apartments this winter, because they cannot pay for heating fuel.

We have people who do not have access to any medical care because they do not have insurance.

We have infrastructure (schools, public hospitals, roads, and bridges) which is crumbling.

And where is Bush spending your taxpayer dollars? On programs like this.

Nov 01 08:06

Maliki: Don’t call it a ‘security pact’; it’s ‘an agreement to withdraw’ U.S. troops.»

“We don’t call it a security pact but an agreement to withdraw the troops and organize their activities during the period of their presence in Iraq,” al-Maliki was quoted as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al-Maliki couldn't be any more clear about his country's position on the pullout of US troops, and what statutes will govern their behavior from now until they leave.

Nov 01 07:59

In the 2008 election, time to party like it's 1773

When the Boston Tea Party's presidential candidate Charles Jay went to register to vote in Florida this summer the clerk at the elections office wasn't sure what to do.

"I've never heard of it," she said of his new political group, which joins the Christmas Party and Surfers Party of America among Florida's registered third parties.

Jay was unshaven and going on a few hours sleep, "I had to tell her, 'I'm the presidential candidate,'" he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like an article written specifically to ridicule third parties.

Nov 01 07:59

UK opposes US incursions into Pakistan: Straw

British Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw on Friday opposed repeated United States incursions into Pakistan’s territory, and urged Washington to respect the sovereignty and integrity of its vital allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all posturing, as the UK will do absolutely nothing to stop these aerial bombings.

One has to wonder what US policy makers are ingesting which makes them believe that bombing the heck out of a country which is supposed to be our "great ally in the war on terror" is actually going to accomplish.

Of course, there are two things these bombings are guaranteed to accomplish.

The first is killing a lot of very innocent civilians (women, kids, babies, the elderly, and the medically infirm, who just happened to be at the absolutely wrong place at the absolutely worst possible time).

The second is to radicalize those left standing even further away from the Zardari government and the Pakistani Parliament.

You also have to wonder if continued destabilization is the plan here, in order to pave the way for yet another tin-pot dictator (in the style of a Musharraf) who will be infinitely more geopolitically pliable (read: open to all the taxpayer dollars they'll get, without having to account for it) to the US's agenda in the region.

Nov 01 07:49

Battle Bonfire prepares to explode Sarah Palin

The Bonfire Boyes have chosen the Republican vice-presidential nominee, and self-styled 'pitbull with lipstick', as the subject for this year's effigy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

if she sinks and drowns, then she is not a witch... but if she floats BURN HER

Nov 01 07:45

Wall Street’s Great Heist of 2008

The Wall Street Journal published a front-page article Friday reporting that the nine biggest US banks, which have received a combined $125 billion in taxpayer funds as part of the $700 billion bailout authored by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and passed by the Democratic Congress, owed their executives more than $40 billion for recent years’ compensation and pensions as of the end of 2007.

This means that nearly a third of the public funds given to these banks will ultimately be used to increase the private fortunes of a handful of multimillionaire Wall Street executives.

Nov 01 07:33

Rescued bank to pay millions in bonuses

Royal Bank of Scotland, which is being bailed out with £20bn of taxpayers' money, has signalled it is preparing to pay bonuses to thousands of staff despite government pledges to crack down on City pay.

Nov 01 07:30

One in five US homeowners with mortgages underwater

Nearly one in five U.S. mortgage borrowers owe more to lenders than their homes are worth, and the rate may soon approach one in four as housing prices fall and the economy weakens, a report on Friday shows.

Nov 01 07:30

U.S. warns banks that using bail-out money for pay and pensions to executives will be a criminal offence

Using bail-out money for anything other than lending - such as paying bonuses or pensions to Wall Street executives - will be a criminal offence, the powerful chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee has said.

The news comes after reports financial giants owe bosses some $40billion in bonuses and pension promises.

Nov 01 07:29

Massive liger - cross between lion and tiger - mauls U.S. volunteer to death after he breaks rules to enter its cage

An investigation was under way last night into why Mr Getz, an accomplished big cat keeper, broke with protocol and entered Rocky's enclosure at Safari's Animal Sanctuary in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Nov 01 07:17

Texas floats plan to house Ike victims aboard ship

An aging cruise ship could become temporary housing for Hurricane Ike refugees if Texas officials can navigate through the federal government's paperwork.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I recall we saw the same deal during Katrina, with the ship owners getting a sweet deal that charged the taxpayers far more money just letting the ships sit there than they would have made running their usual cruise routes.

Nov 01 07:14

Japan to sack air force chief over WWII views

Japan's defence minister said today he will sack the air force chief of staff for saying that Japan was ensnared into World War Two by the United States and was not an aggressor in the conflict in Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no question that Jpaan was an agressor at the time (See Manchuria). But it is also true that FDR used Japan's militarism to sucker them into the attack on Pearl Harbor as a back door to getting the United States into the war against Hitler.

Nov 01 07:10

Early voters could account for more than half total vote

After 14 days of early voting in Shelby County, more than 39 percent of the electorate has already voted, and the Shelby County Election Commission believes that will ultimately represent at least half of the final vote.

Nov 01 07:08

Blacks Appear Poised for High Turnout

Black voters are scoring highly this election season on several election interest and voting measures, and thus constitute a higher percentage of Gallup's projected likely voter pool than in previous elections. Additionally, blacks report having received election-related contact from the Obama campaign at a higher rate than do whites, although many fewer blacks have been contacted by the McCain campaign.

Nov 01 07:03

John McCain: The Last RINO

Barack Obama promises wealth redistribution, but John McCain and the RINO/Elite promise poverty and despair for working class people. The Republican Party and George Bush have seen the flight of over five million high paying manufacturing jobs. Yet, John McCain goes to Michigan and tries to sell the benefits of free trade to out-of-work citizens. Detroit looks like a bombed-out war zone. Is it any wonder that the manufacturing states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania would go into the Democratic column?

Nov 01 05:44

Anger about banking network security.

I'm interested in network security for online banking sites. It's a huge problem that seems to be being summarily ignored, and shirked for the responsibility it represents.

And there is a huge, gaping hole in the response for what could be done.

Here's the problem: we're all under attack 24/7. Anyone who has an online banking account is at risk.

Banks have done some things, and sometimes they change for improvement.

Nov 01 02:52

Beginning of Hyperinflation

GERMANY—Hard-Cash investor Walter K. Eichelburg, predicted the mortgage bubble bust and insolvency of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the United States in an early 2007 Epoch Times interview. He made himself available for another interview with The Epoch Times.

Epoch Times (ET): Mr. Eichelburg, what can we learn from today’s crisis?

Nov 01 02:01

Great Stunt Pilot

Nov 01 01:51

Boy Sent Home From School For Dressing As Jesus

A Paramus middle school student was sent home Friday after he came to school dressed up as Jesus for Halloween.

For a few hours, Alex Woinski was the messiah of West Brook Middle School, but like the real Jesus, Woinski was condemned, so to speak.

"Sort of like a new remake of what supposedly happened," Woinski told CBS 2.

Decked out in sandals, a robe, fake beard and thorns, the 13-year-old joined 500 other students at his school's Halloween celebration, and on this day, he was the chosen one - to go home.

Nov 01 01:42

George Bush Will Soon Be Free To Do Just What He Wants

We are about to enter the twilight zone, that strange black hole in political time and space that appears no more than once every four years. It is known as the period of transition, and it starts a week from today, the time when the United States has not one president but two. One will be the president-elect, the other George Bush, in power for 12 more weeks in which he can do pretty much whatever he likes.