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Feb 02 10:24

Here We Go Again - This time Ammo

If eliminating access to ammunition for legal arms doesn't infringe on firearms use I don't know what does. It seems obvious that a gun is useless without ammo. But try telling that to a dictator.

Feb 02 09:47

Whitehall data-share plan extends ‘snooper Britain’

MINISTERS have taken new powers that will allow them to hand over people’s personal data to the BBC and private companies such as insurers and medical research firms, privacy campaigners have warned.

A clause in a government bill going through the House of Commons will allow ministers to order widespread data sharing across Whitehall - with local authorities and even with private sector companies.

Feb 02 09:17

Iraq Today.Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"

Baghdad:
#1: On Monday, though, a roadside bomb targeting an American convoy exploded, said an Iraqi police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information. Two people were killed and six others were wounded, the officer said. There were no reported American causalities.

Feb 02 08:28

Google Ocean will let users explore shipwrecks and reefs in the deep blue sea

Google users will soon be able to explore the oceans from the comfort of their living room, thanks to an upgrade to their popular Google Earth software.

Users who download the software can already fly around a virtual globe built up from millions of satellite images.

Feb 02 08:15

Windows 7 Will Not Sway XP Users

Why such dire predictions for Windows 7 ability to convert Windows XP users? As I've said, Windows 7 will do very well but just not with XP users. Like our new President Barak Obama, Windows 7 is overburdened with expectations from many constituents, especially Windows XP users who've strongly resisted moving to Vista. Windows 7 has a lot of making up to do for the Windows Vista debacle and that clearly is Windows 7's aim. But merely achieving par with what Vista promised to be at its launch more than two years ago isn't compelling enough to move XP users from their now hardened position about upgrading.

Feb 02 08:11

Your ISP is watching you

Since last autumn, BT – under the "Webwise" banner – has been trialling a technology called Phorm, which dials direct into your internet service provider's network and intercepts communications between you and the websites you visit, using information about the sorts of things you are viewing to serve you targeted ads.

Feb 02 08:00

Marines in 'Catch 22' with Government

The Feres doctrine prevents veterans from filing tort suits for injuries from exposure to contaminants on active duty. Even when the government is clearly negligent, the veteran’s only alternative is to file a VA disability claim.

The ‘catch’ is that the VA requires evidence of exposure, medical records supporting the injury or illness, and a nexus statement from a medical care provider linking the injury or illness to military service.

Feb 02 06:28

It’s Not Going to Be OK

The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.

Feb 02 05:42

Sunrise at the Very Large Array

Astronomers recently used the NSF's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope (above) to help find the most distant water yet seen in the Universe, in a galaxy more than 11 billion light-years from Earth. Previously, the most distant water had been seen in a galaxy less than 7 billion light-years from Earth.

Feb 02 05:40

Police: Gunmen Kidnap American in Pakistan

Police: Gunmen kidnap American UN official in southwestern Pakistan, kill his driver

Gunmen kidnapped an American U.N. worker and killed his driver in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, underscoring the security threat in a country wracked by al-Qaida violence and rising criminality.

Feb 02 04:36

Putin to the West: Take Your Medicine

Putin likened the economic crisis the world is facing to "the perfect storm, which denotes a situation when nature's forces converge in one point of the ocean and increase their destructive potential many times over." This is very similar to the apocalyptic tone not only of Rep. Paul, but of gold bugs and libertarians outside the Beltway: save your candles, the dark ages are coming!

Yet our leaders were unprepared: in spite of strong indications that the crisis was breaking over our heads, only a prescient minority realized that our chickens were coming home to roost, while the "majority strove to get their share of the pie, be it one dollar or a billion, and did not want to notice the rising wave." As the Remnant looked on, Western elites were oblivious to their onrushing doom:

Feb 02 03:06

Israel Is Nobody's Friend

If civilization can survive the cynical path it's on, future historians will identify three great cons that were played out upon the world during this time; the fractional-reserve central-banking system, the war on terrorism and Israel. All three are equally dangerous to the future of mankind, are presented with equal deception, and emanate from the same source.

Much of the intentional confusion surrounding Israel is due to Israel presenting itself as a Jewish state - it's not ­ Israel is a Zionist state. When people mention the word Jewish, they are usually mixing together three very distinct, different elements.

Feb 02 01:40

Why is America Attacking Islam?

Attacking Islam, Revisited
An Update of a Published Article On March 21, 1994

One intelligent question we are asked over and over again and must be answered: ?Why is America warring against one Islamic country after another? Is it because Arabs are sub-human, as Israelis claim, or are Muslims terrorists as the American press subtly suggests; or, is it an anti-Islamic agenda among our nation?s leaders that they do not share with us?

Feb 02 01:28

The Israel/US War in Gaza

Why War in Gaza
By Charles E. Carlson

What does Israel’s war against the Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have in common with America’s serial wars all over the globe, now centered on Afghanistan? The common denominator is that American money and weapons are used in every such war. Israel enjoys the approval and unconditional support of the American government. That means that no act that Israel does or has done will arouse serious objection from America’s leaders. In this Part V, we will examine why the War for Palestine is no closer to ending now than it was when it began, 54 years ago, and why the American government is financing the Israeli side in its brutal path.

Feb 01 19:52

How the Obama-Bernanke Monetary Scheme Could Wreck the US Economy

There is no way this scheme can possibly work. What it does stand a good chance of doing, however, is wreaking absolute havoc with the economy and exchange rates. The fundamental problem is that as a true believer in the Keynesian cult Bernanke has no real understanding of money, and certainly no grasp of capital theory.

Feb 01 19:39

Britain funds brutal torturers of the West Bank

While Israel is crushing resistance in Gaza the British are funding the Palestinian collaboration Authority of Fatah to crush any resistance to Israeli domination and control in the West Bank.

Feb 01 19:36

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool

Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

Feb 01 19:33

Illinois makes major Israel Bonds purchase

The state of Illinois has purchased $10 million worth of Israel Bonds.

Feb 01 19:09

DNA test proves Czech babies mixed up

published: 30.01.2009, 15:38 | updated: 30.01.2009 15:51:23
Czech hospital should pay 3 million to parents for mix-up of kids

Brno - The hospital in Trebic, south Moravia, has to pay a total compensation of 3.3 million crowns to the families of Nikola and Veronika, two baby girls whom the hospital staff mixed up and gave to incorrect parents after their birth, under a court decision today.The families demanded a compensation of 12 million crowns.

The hospital admitted its mistake and offered 600,000 crowns to the families, a sum the parents rejected as too low.

The two girls were born in December 2006. After several months one of the fathers, Libor Broza, applied for a DNA test on suspicion that "his" daughter was not his.

Feb 01 19:03

Financed by Brit taxpayer, West Bank torture

Financed by the British taxpayer, brutal torturers of the West Bank
By David Rose
Last updated at 11:31 PM on 31st January 2009

The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank is being funded by British taxpayers.

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found that the forces responsible get £20million a year from the UK.

The victims – some left maimed – are rounded up for alleged involvement with the militant Islamic group Hamas, yet many have nothing to do with it.
Palestine

They are targeted because the Fatah party, which runs the semi-autonomous Palestinian Authority (PA) on the West Bank, is the bitter rival of Hamas, which controls the war-torn Gaza strip.

Feb 01 18:22

Oregon stripped of all National Guard medevac helicopters/crews

National Guard Black Hawks Leave Oregon For Iraq
Sun, 01 Feb '09
Fleet Leaving For 400-Day Deployment

Called into duty for a 400-day deployment, all 12 of the Oregon National Guard Black Hawk medevac helicopters and 135 pilots, crew chiefs, maintenance and support staff are heading to Oklahoma for training and then on to Iraq.

The Oregonian reports that last Thursday's deployment ceremony was attended by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, US Representative Kurt Schrader and John Walsh, adjutant general of Montana. Walsh's 23-year-old son Michael is one of the Black Hawk pilots.

Feb 01 18:13

US Army deserter seeks asylum in Germany

U.S. Army deserter to plead case for political asylum in Germany
Posted by James Ewinger/Plain Dealer Reporter February 01, 2009 07:00AM
Categories: Real Time News
Andre Shepherd
Germany opened its arms to a former Clevelander who deserted from the U.S. Army because of his opposition to the war in Iraq.

Now that soldier -- Andre Shepherd -- hopes Germany will open them a little wider and grant him political asylum.

His court hearing on the issue begins Wednesday in Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany.

"I have my first chance to tell my complete side of the story," he said by telephone Friday.

Since he surfaced in November and formally asked for asylum, Shepherd has lived freely in Germany, under protection of that nation's laws and international accords on asylum.

Feb 01 18:13

Networking site cashes in on friends

Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases.

In an attempt to finally monetise the social networking site, once valued at $15bn (£10.4bn), it will soon allow multinational companies to selectively target its members in order to research the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members based on such intimate details as whether they are single or married and even whether they are gay or straight.

Feb 01 18:10

Robber gets effluent, by mistake

A hapless thief drilled his way into a French bank at the weekend, but missed the safe and instead found himself in a lavatory where he was promptly arrested, a French newspaper reported on Sunday.

The 21-year-old broke into a building adjoining a branch of Banque Populaire in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille in the early hours of Saturday morning, La Provence newspaper said.

The paper said the man, who came from Belgium and was not named, thought that he was going to end up in a room housing safe deposit boxes but instead drilled into the lavatories.

Alarms were triggered when he broke through the wall and police caught the man when they arrived on the scene.

Feb 01 18:07

EBay top bidder: Take our money, keep your stuff

It started as a family joke: Facing snowballing medical expenses for their two young disabled children, Gregg and Brittiny Peters quipped they might need to sell everything they owned to stay solvent. As the bills tipped $10,000, however, the idea was no longer funny.

So on Thursday, the Gainesville, Ga., couple accepted a winning $20,000 eBay bid for all their belongings minus their house.

It came with one catch. The winning bidders, Donnia and Keith Blair of Texas, want the family to have the money, but keep their stuff.

Feb 01 18:01

$36, 000 membership fee to join Clinton foundation

$36,000 buys criticism for RPI
Amid layoffs, fee to Clinton group spurs questions on $1.1M for Kenya
By MARC PARRY, Staff writer
First published in print: Saturday, January 31, 2009

TROY-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is defending payments to Bill Clinton's foundation as new details emerge about its plans to invest far more in an African education collaboration linked to one of the foundation's ventures.

RPI drew criticism from a faculty leader and an alumnus when the institute surfaced on a long-secret list of foundation contributors that Clinton released in December. Rensselaer later said the money reflected not a donation but $36,000 in "membership fees" to join the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Feb 01 17:21

Turn off the Canadian media, please

People in a country like Canada use their own media - public (CBC) and private (CanWest, TorStar, CTVglobemedia) - to know what is happening in their own country. Media are also an important part of forging a national identity. They are supposed to represent the broad spectrum of Canadian opinion. When they present information on the rest of the world, they do so from a Canadian perspective and have the Canadian audience in mind.

And today, if you want to have the first idea what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do would be to turn them off completely.

Feb 01 16:55

Barackonomics 101 - The "Equal" Pay Law

If, as our illustrious Puppet-in-Chief assumes, that these "equally"-qualified women are being paid less than "equally"-qualified men, then why would the "greedy capitalist pig" employer hire any men at all? Wouldn't the employers go out of their way to hire as many cheaper women as possible? Wouldn't there be a large amount of higher-priced male unemployment on the market?

Feb 01 16:51

A Jew unveils the farse of the Gas Chamber in Auschwitz

But how do we know it really happened? What "proofs" are offered for those not willing to take history on faith alone?

Feb 01 14:29

Pre-9/11, we fought a covert war on American soil – against Israel

You really have to hand it to the Israelis: they are nothing if not blatant. Their response to Fox News reporter Carl Cameron's devastating exposé of Israel's massive spy operation in the US can hardly be repeated with a straight face. Mark Regev, a spokesman at the Israeli embassy in Washington is quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying:

"The report on Fox News contains no quoted source, it has in no way demonstrated anything more than anonymous innuendo, and should be regarded accordingly. Israel does not spy on the United States of America."

Gee, Mark, does the name Jonathan Pollard ring a bell?

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