'I'm Alive,' Says Yemen Radical Anwar Awlaki Despite U.S. Attack

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" Friends and relatives of Awlaki immediately discounted reports the cleric was killed in the raid but the journalist is the first to claim to have spoken with him since the attack"

CIA suicide bomber was invited on base, report claims

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" A former senior intelligence official told the Associated Press that the man was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp."

Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged

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" “We are not recommending people use this information to break the law,” Mr. Nohl said. “What we are doing is trying to goad the world’s wireless operators to use better security.” "

TSA subpoenas bloggers, demands names of sources

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" Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.
"It literally showed up in my box," Frischling told The Associated Press. "I do not know who it came from." He said he provided the agents a signed statement to that effect."
Note: I thought journalists were not obligated to reveal their sources. Oh - but bloggers are not journalists we will hear. I'm sorry, but it is from bloggers - and not the corporate media controlled "journalists" that we get any real information any more. That is probably why the information was sent to a blogger and not to a corporate media outlet - after all - the corporate media lied us into two wars. Silencing bloggers is a trend toward tyranny. Why is anyone afraid of "crazy conspiracy theorists" - the public can tell if someone is telling them the truth. Or is that the problem? If we have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people - why in the world are our paid servants hiding information from us?
UPDATE JANUARY 1, 2010 TSA backs off subpoenas in search for leaker of widely known security directive


The Vietnam war - Soldiering On 03.

The Curious Cancer from the Country of Rothschildlandia

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" The Zionist controlled US is now killing people in Yemen, while financing terror in Iran and the Zionist controlled S&MSM is trumpeting the Iranian dead, as if it were something on the level of Katrina. Meanwhile, the war to control the opium in Afghanistan, the war to loot oil and antiquities in Iraq and the war for control of material transport (in anticipation of the next war in Iran) in Pakistan just keep rolling along like Old Man River. It’s a river of blood is what it is."
Note: I'm so glad that some out there are willing to say the unpopular - that which the American brainwashed public just can't seem to snap out of - "The Zionist controlled US" - look up Zionist - type in Wolf Blitzer into the search box on this blog and watch the video. It is time to start paying attention to the people giving you the truth - turn off your goddam TV set...

Officials: Rush Limbaugh Rushed To Hospital

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" Conservative radio talk host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains, officials said."

Obama ends Bush secrecy policy, launches ‘declassification center’

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" In an executive order issued Tuesday, President Barack Obama ended a Bush-era policy that allowed the head of the US's intelligence agencies to have the final word on the declassification of documents"
Note: I'm just sitting here waiting for something good to say about our peace-loving president. Perhaps this is the second move he's made I can say thanks for - the first being getting the insane Feds off the cannabis people out in California. The people supporting the war on marijuana remind me of the inquisition. Anybody sending a person to jail for smoking a plant is simply insane.

Was the Afghan Bomb Attack an Inside Job?

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" (CBS) It all happened at a well-fortified combat outpost in Eastern Afghanistan. Somehow a suicide bomber was able to bring his explosives on the base, walk up to a group of American civilians and blow himself up. It will take an investigation to determine how he did it.

But the outpost is located in the middle of a notorious stronghold for Afghan insurgents near the border with Pakistan, reports CBS News correspondent David Martin. "

Israel Rules

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" On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. “There’s only one way to stop Iran,” declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is “military air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.” [There’s Only One Way to Stop Iran, December 23, 2009 ]

Kuperman is described as the “director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin,” but his Christmas eve call to war relies on disinformation and contradiction, not on objective scholarly analysis."
Note: PCR is one of my favorite writers

8 Americans die in suicide blast in Afghanistan

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" A senior U.S. official in Washington said the Americans were killed by an attacker wearing a suicide vest."
Note: I suppose this is one of the people thrilled that America has come to Afghanistan to free them. I'd say somebody has to be pretty upset with something you are doing to commit an act like this. I wonder why he didn't greet our troops with flowers if we are doing such a great job bringing freedom to Afghanistan? Or is that AfPakistan now?


Oconomowoc Family Survives Terrorist Attempt-witnessed incident videotaping

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"Her daughter said that ahead of them was a man who videotaped the entire flight, including the attempted detonation.
"He sat up and videotaped the entire thing, very calmly," said Patricia. "We do know that the FBI is looking for him intensely. Since then, we've heard nothing about it.""
Note: The FBI is looking for him? What is their budget again? What limitations are they facing? What is wrong with this picture?
There is an audio link on linked page

Couple stranded 3 days after GPS leads them astray

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" The couple was well-equipped for winter travel, carrying food, water and warm clothes, the sheriff said.
"Their statement was, being prepared saved their life," he said."
Note: I've had a similar experience recently - if you don't pay the protection money for the software update you'd better bring a map and compass.

Ben Stein calls Ron Paul antisemitic on Larry King-Video

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" Ron Paul appeared on Larry King Live on CNN this evening along with Ben Stein and Sheila Jackson Lee to discuss the recent thwarted terrorist attack. After Paul gives his now famous view that they “attack us because we are over there” Ben Stein calls Paul antisemitic which solicits a demand for an apology by Paul. Paul characterizes it as a “vicious attack”."
Note: How any reasonable person can call Ron Paul anti-semitic with the expectation anyone would take them seriously is beyond me. Recognize this unfounded attack for what it is - an attempt to smear Ron Paul. Look at Ron Paul's record - listen to his reasonable discussions and make up your own mind. As for me I already know this attack is an attempt to side-track a discussion that would reveal truth were it allowed to continue without mud-slinging.

UPDATE DEC 29, 2009 Read more Tactics of desperation: using false accusations of ìanti-Semitismî as a weapon to silence criticism of Israelís behaviour

US liberal patriarch blasts Obama for Afghan surge

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" "Even if we had a good case for a war in Afghanistan, we simply cannot afford to wage it," McGovern wrote. "With a 12-trillion-dollar debt and a serious economic recession, this is not a time for unnecessary wars abroad. We should bring our soldiers home before any more of them are killed or wounded -- and before our national debt explodes.""

Newport couple witnesses to airliner attack

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" Once grounded, the passengers were left on board for about 20 minutes before being escorted inside the airport to customs, where they were kept for about six hours without the ability to contact family.
"It was sad and disorganized," Mr. Haskell said. "They didn’t seem to be prepared."
A bomb-sniffing dog was sent in to check the bags, and something was detected in another passenger’s carry-on bag, Mr. Haskell said.
"I can’t believe they let us stand by him for almost an hour," he said.
The security in Amsterdam was similar to the United States, Mr. Haskell said, but he still is baffled how a person without a passport would be allowed to board a plane.
"I’m concerned that someone with a one-way ticket, no passport and no luggage could just get on a flight," he said."
Note: Does it seem contrary to the ostensible purpose of the entire excercise that there is absolutely no regard to the safety or rights of the public? Let me guess - the public is herded like cattle and abused for their own safety. What exactly are we the people gaining from all of this when we the people are the ones that must suffer and pay for this madness? Has anyone in power other than Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich and maybe a handful of others ever considered that if we stop dropping bombs on other people and wiping out their families that we might be able to make friends with them? By the way - I'm still waiting for an acceptable definition of "War on Terror." What a fraud.


Video: Chuck (Gun Grabber) Schumer: "One of the most important things I do - guarding Israel"

Note: Is it me or is America not that important in this speech? Listen to all the rhetoric about how Obama is going to free us from a dependence on foreign oil - now look at the actions of said leaders. Looks like war for Israel to me. Schumer - to me at least - seems like a violent religious extremist - and he has been at the forefront of stripping Americans of their right to bear arms. I wonder why? This joker needs a new deck of cards - he has nothing to do with preserving the Bill of Rights does he?

Anyone trying to convince us that they have the power to take away our rights, as spelled out in the Bill of Rights - is my enemy. Schumer fits the description.


Fresh spill at Exxon Valdez site creates three-mile-long oil slick

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" The tug had been scouting shipping lanes for ice when it struck the same rock that did for the Exxon Valdez on March 24, 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of crude into the sea in the worst US oil disaster."
Note: Exxon with record profits has never paid up. Corporations are your master my good friend - either fight it or get used to it. I hope you like the taste of oil.

Lieberman: Yemen will be 'tomorrow's war' if pre-emptive action not taken

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" The Connecticut senator said that an administration official told him that "Iraq was yesterday's war, Afghanistan is today's war. If we don't act preemptively, Yemen will be tomorrow's war.""
Note: Dear Senator Liebersnivel - go get a gun and a helmet and a pair of boots you pile of dung and fight the war yourself. You are so generous with the blood of American kids. You are so ready to go to war. But you yourself never go to war do you? Who voted for this vicious bloodthirsty stain?

NATO says no deadline for Afghan troop withdrawal

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" KABUL (Reuters) - The head of NATO said on Tuesday there would be no deadline for the exit of allied troops from Afghanistan, as fears grow among Afghans that foreign forces will leave before their own troops are able to guarantee security."
Note: Does it sound reasonable to bring your children to the rifle range after soccer practice? After all - war without end mean YOUR KIDS WILL GO EVENTUALLY.

Something's Not Right Here-video

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" One year after the great collapse of our financial system, Wall Street is back on top while our politicians dither. As for health care reform, you're about to be forced to buy insurance from companies whose stock is soaring, and that's just dandy with the White House.

Truth is, our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is not capitalism at work. It's capital. Raw money, mounds of it, buying politicians and policy as if they were futures on the hog market.

Here to talk about all this are two journalists who don't pull their punches. Robert Kuttner is an economist who helped create and now co-edits the progressive magazine THE AMERICAN PROSPECT, and the author of the book OBAMA'S CHALLENGE, among others.

Also with me is Matt Taibbi, who covers politics for ROLLING STONE magazine where he is a contributing editor. He's made a name for himself writing in a no-holds-barred, often profane, but always informative and stimulating style that gets under the skin of the powerful. His most recent article is "Obama's Big Sellout," about the President's team of economic advisers and their Wall Street connections. It's been burning up the blogosphere. Welcome to both of you."
Note: Where have these guys been? Perhaps living in a cave in Afpakistan? None of them have the common sense to know 911 was an inside job. None of them have the common sense to see that WTC7 is a controlled demo. As usual - all a day late and a dollar short. And all part of the media problem plaguing America.

Feds probing many ties of banker Allen Stanford and U.S. Congress

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" The ties between indicted banker Allen Stanford and members of Congress -- including millions in contributions and weekends in five-star Caribbean resorts -- are now the subject of a sweeping federal investigation"
Note: What took so long? Our secret police have such power and funding - where is the preventative capability? After all they let a guy on a plane with a bomb. Seems like they are wasting my money.


Why I Fear for my Country

For the first time I'm scared. I mean really scared. For the first time in my lifetime it looks like America may actually be coming to an end.

As I traveled over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays I payed special attention to the public. At gas stations and shopping centers - I took the time to observe. We are doomed. These people have nothing, know nothing, and are not interested. Talk about rabble.

As I spoke to members of my family at holiday celebrations - about topics foreign to me - like what's going on with their favorite TV show... my heart sank. No hope.

As I browsed the web to see the most recent joke of a terrorist attack - just enough not to cause property damage but just enough to scare the cringing American soccer-moms - I just stared. The conversation in the background continued - I didn't participate.

America is presently doomed. I've not even had the energy to do much blogging - since the words seem to fall on a mass of sheep intent on filling their stomachs. These are not citizens - they are consumers - oblivious to the death and destruction spread in their names.

The American citizen has become a penniless tool of credit card companies - unable to perform their duty as citizen since they cannot collect enough brain energy to grasp the mind-fuck under which they live. They live for a few moments between jobs - or rides to their children's activities, while monsters blow their still-uncollected tax money on expensive robot-drones used to kill "terrorists" - whatever they are. Ask an American what a terrorist is - you might as well ask a cinderblock.

We need a plan, leadership, and decisive action to save America. Our leaders have failed us. Many are being blackmailed. Unless those of us with the answers are taken seriously in public and supported this country is gone.

But maybe I'm wrong - that there really are Americans out there. That there are people who understand that anyone pretending that they have the power to take away their rights is a traitor and an enemy.

In the coming year it will be of the utmost importance to educate, invigorate and galvanize all. The American public is up against an organized force of thieves, liars and power-hungry oligarchs with the means, motive and opportunity to take everything. But what does it matter?

Our Bill of Rights is the only thing we have right now. There is absolutely no respect given to the Constitution of the United States - Why? Why when we have a so-called constitutional scholar in the White House? Perhaps the best way to undermine the Constitution is with someone who understands it best. And I've concluded from my holiday observations that no one is looking out for the American citizen regarding the Constitution of the United States. Especially not the American citizen. No - they cling to their belief that "somebody cares" - or maybe they are so ignorant of the theft of the only thing they have that matters - unique in time - and unique in world history - their Bill of Rights and Constitution - ...

I am concerned that the media is useless providing zero feedback to the population so elections can work. I am concerned that our elections are stolen - by companies who can give a paper receipt for a bank transaction at an ATM but not at the election booth. I am concerned that we have mercenary armies raping and pillaging half the planet with our money but not representing our ideals. I am concerned that our elected representatives, blackmailed, are using mercenaries to continue wars that have no support here in the United States. I am concerned that false-flag operations are constantly used, with the support of a phony news media - to stampede the American public into actions contrary to their freedoms. That's treason by the way.

For the first time in my life I've heard stable even-tempered adults discussing violent revolution. How crazy is that? Is that what it is going to take?

Where is the FBI on 911 Truth? AWOL. Our insane alphabet-soup agencies, CIA, NSA and the rest of them are simply a bunch of robotic brainwashed idiots - running around the world sticking their noses in everyone else's business - then when their nation-building antics backfire - we, the American public, are supposed to sit here and accept the police state required to maintain this madness. How about no?

How about no more prisons? How about no more cops running around with automatic rifles in this "land of the free and home of the brave?" How about some real change we can believe in?

Obama is a fraud, a liar, and as far as I am concerned a traitor. He is a one-world government con-artist with no respect for what America really stands for. He is a front-man for a group of con-artists - troops to Yemen, Columbia, Pakistan - continue the war in Afghanistan, Iraq, saber-rattling toward Iran. Is this clown for real? Why doesn't he declare war on the North Pole? Or is that a coming attraction?

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia we've recently been buried under a blanket of snow too high to drive through with most Jeeps. The entire town crippled - couldn't plow our own roads. What if Al Quaida attacked then? People were stuck in their cars overnight - no emergency crews could reach them. Yeah - we are really a superpower. Meanwhile our military is deployed the world over to save everything.

2010 must be the year of the plan. We need leadership, ideas and action. We need to shit-can our members of the House of Representatives - the first place to look - who don't know what a Bill of Rights is. We need to kick out anybody trampling on that Bill of Rights. Then we need to start working out from there.

Our dysfunctional House of Representatives is the starting line - the first place to focus all actions. And we need them to tackle the big issues - like 911 Truth and these phony wars. Anybody using the term "War on Terror" needs to be fired - period.

I guess I've ranted enough - I just hope some of this sank in. We are in big, big trouble here in America - and if we don't get organized and unite as Americans - we'll be saluting a new flag very very soon.
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 Read more Obama—Israel’s Puppet
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 Read more here:
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 IN Response to commenters on Al Quaida - I use the term in the sense of the "scared terrorized American's" viewpoint - I was trying to say that the best time for an attack is while the victim is under a blanket of impassable snow with un-usable roads - good time for a terrorist attack since response would be impossible. I thought this might make my fellow citizens realize that instead of being more prepared to face the boogieman we are completely vulnerable in the most basic ways. My apologies for lack of clarity - my writing style - well... I'm working on it. JR
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 Read more THE FBI IS AWOL on 911 Forensics:
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 Read more Northwest Bomb Plot 'Oddities' By Lori Price
UPDATE DEC 27, 2009 Read more TAKE A LOOK
UPDATE DEC 29, 2009 Read more Without draft and war tax, Afghanistan is just a folly

Veterans: Soviets in Afghanistan



Note: I wish Noam Chomsky would shut his face since he asked the question regarding 911 "Who cares?" I care. I care why I'm supposed to give up my rights because a bunch of crooks says so.
UPDATE DEC 26, 2009 Read more CHOMSKY: See no Evil...

Richard Gage AIA on New Zealand National Television

Richard Gage Speaking at the Japanese Diet on Dec, 8th, 2009, Part 1

Note: Here is the playlist to see entire sequence


The FBI tracks Studs Terkel and comes up with...

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Note: His book "The Good War" is one of my favorites. I wonder if any of our secret police took the time to read his books.

Airports tighten security after failed terror attempt (everywhere except where it matters)

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" Officials in the Mideast and in India said they were maintaining their current procedures, which they said were already high.

Little was different at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, where the man's trip originated. Soldiers impassively stared at those passing into the departure terminal Saturday. Others sat and talked among themselves, loaded rifles tossed over their shoulders.

Passengers moved quickly through security, waiting only for immigration officers to examine passports and visas. A battered X-ray machine quickly passed over suitcases and shoes. Federal airport authority spokesman spokesman Akin Olukunle said the airport had no bomb-sniffing dogs but was considering getting some."
Note: This oughta' keep America scared and docile for a while.

Cook County sheriff set to hire hundreds

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9/11 Truth: the Challenge to the Peace Movement

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Foiled Terrorist Bombing in Detroit: An Excuse to Expand the Bogus War On Terror

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" The explosion of what witnesses describe as a firecracker on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas arrives at an opportune time for the Obama administration. The alleged perpetrator, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, like shoe bomber Richard Reid before him, appears to be an incompetent patsy. Mutallab told investigators he was on a mission from al-Qaeda and he got the explosive materials for the botched attack in Yemen."

Break the CIA in Two

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" Covert action and analysis do not belong together in the same agency — never have, never will. That these two very different tasks were thrown together is an accident of history, one that it is high time to acknowledge and to fix."

China unveils 'world's fastest train link' while US trains flounder

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" In September, officials said they planned to build 42 high-speed lines by 2012 in a massive system overhaul as part of efforts to spur economic growth amid the global downturn.

The network uses technology developed in co-operation with foreign firms such as Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom."
Note: I am sure similar plans are underway here in the US...well maybe not...
Read more Northeast train problems strand holiday travelers

Company Recalls Beef in 6 State

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" On Thursday, National Steak and Poultry began a voluntary recall of 248,000 pounds of beef products marketed under its name as well as under names that include Carino's Boneless Beef and Moe's Beef Steak."

Investigators: Northwest Bomb Plot Planned by al Qaeda in Yemen

Note: Well I guess this means mind-readers deployed our troops recently to Yemen - at first glance this looks like a crock of sh#t. What kind of master bomb maker are we talking about here?
UPDATE DEC 26, 2009 Read more Hoekstra Quickly Politicizes Attempted Terrorist Attack, Suggests Obama’s Clueless On National Security

55 companies miss payment of TARP dividends: study

Journalist killed in Mexico, 12th case in 2009

We're Screwed!

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Note: The comments are always my favorite part


3rd electric vehicle maker eyeing Elkhart County

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" According to paperwork filed for the tax abatement, Think would open a plant at a vacant building north of Middlebury. It would invest $24.76 million in new machinery through 2013 and the 415 workers would earn an average of $33,253.

Think would save about 50 percent on property taxes over 10 years, or about $500,000. Kemeny said Think also is pursuing state and federal incentives."

Bernanke wins Banking Committee approval for second term, 16-7

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" The Senate Banking Committee voted Thursday to confirm Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term despite growing dissatisfaction over his handling of last year’s economic meltdown."

McChrystal: Getting bin Laden key to defeating al Qaida

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" WASHNGTON — Days after his boss said that there was no new intelligence on the whereabouts of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress Tuesday that killing or capturing bin Laden is critical to defeating the terrorist organization.

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top Afghanistan commander, said, however, that he could not promise that his new military strategy would lead to bin Laden's capture because when the al Qaida leader moves outside of Afghanistan, chasing after him "is outside my mandate.""
Note: But....Osama bin Laden has been dead since December 2001...oh well - we all know the war is about opium and pipeline stuff - and the bin Laden thing is a lie fed to the American public to get the war going. It would be nice if the warmongers could, just out of respect for the public which they have none, would at least get their stories straight. But they have no respect for the American public - they just need to get on with their war regardless of facts - just keep the propaganda going while our roads go unplowed. What a joke.

Army's new all-terrain vehicle debuts in Afghanistan

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" On Afghanistan's rough dirt roads, however, the new $500,000 to $1 million Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle is a major improvement over the massive Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle it's replacing, soldiers say. The M-ATV is tailored to Afghanistan, at least parts of it, and the Pentagon is sending about 5,000 of them to the battlefield."

America’s Stonehenge: A Classic Whodunit and Whydunit

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" America’s Stonehenge (105 Haverhill Road, Salem, N.H.; 603-893-8300, stonehengeusa.com) is open year round. Admission prices are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for 65 and older, $6.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free under 5."

Google Loses in French Copyright Case

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" The court in Paris ruled against Google after a publishing group, La Martinière, backed by publishers and authors, argued that the industry was being exploited by Google’s Book Search program, which was started in 2005."


White House picks new cyber coordinator

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" Obama has tapped Howard A. Schmidt, longtime computer security executive who worked in the Bush administration and has extensive ties to the corporate world, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not be made until Tuesday."
Note: The more things change the more they stay the same - why?

MedImmune recalling swine flu vaccine-FDA

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" The company is the second to recall H1N1 swine flu vaccine in the past month. Sanofi-Aventis SA (SASY.PA) (SNY.N) on Dec. 15 recalled 800,000 doses of its pediatric H1N1 swine flu vaccine because it is not as potent as it should be.

MedImmune said in a statement the recall involves unused doses of 13 specific lots of 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine, because of a slight decrease in potency that was detected during regular checks."

Obama Continues to Privatize America's Imperial Wars

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" The Pentagon has methodically insulated its wars from most of U.S. civil society. "For the United States, war has devolved to a matter of contracts, a multi-trillion dollar cash cow for corporations, a self-perpetuating financial bubble that feeds the planet’s most dangerous and nonproductive, useless classes." The mercenary is the ideal corporate warrior."
Note: Good reason for a draft - I used to be against the concept - not any more. Public is not engaged due to insulation from the bloodbath.

Congressman Mike Capuano and Ed Markey get scientific proof of Thermite in 9/11 dust samples.

Note: The BIG LIE, as Hitler knew - just too much to fathom but we all know the fires were 1000 degrees under-temp and you just can't knock down three buildings with two airplanes. 911 really is the cornerstone of our problems - such a dark and disgusting crime it really is almost embarrassing. Our house of reps better get their shit together on this or they will face the consequences that come with dereliction of duty. Treason is not a joke.

The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises

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" PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on our Obameter."
Note: I don't need this site because I already know a liar when I see one

Rush Limbaugh Signs $400 Million Radio Deal

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" In reaction to the announcement, Tom Taylor, news editor of Radio-Info.com, said: "As Humphrey Bogart once said, this is the continuation of a lovely friendship. Both sides have made a lot of money for each other.""
Note: Rush recently mentioned on his radio show that he believes bin Laden is dead - killed at Tora Bora Bora - so it's bloggers making nothing against this shill making a bundle - some free press huh?

An Interview with Cindy Sheehan Obama, Progressives and the Press

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" Mike Whitney: President Barack Obama recently visited Dover Air Force Base where he was photographed with the flag-draped coffins of soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why did Obama do this and what was your reaction?

Cindy Sheehan: "I think Obama did this as a publicity stunt and used the dead troops (that he was responsible for killing) as props to show that he "cares" about the troops. This stunt was in the middle of the "discussions" about how many more troops to send to Afghanistan. (After he has already sent about 35,000.)

It made me sick."
Note: Obama is commander in chief of he armed forces - no excuses

Madoff treated for facial fractures, broken ribs

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Note: Regardless of what he did the prison system is responsible for his safety when in their custody.

Ex-President Carter offers apology to Jews

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" Carter, who during his presidency brokered the first Israeli-Arab peace treaty, outraged many Jews with his 2006 book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Critics contend he unfairly compared Israeli treatment of Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza to the legalized racial oppression that once existed in South Africa."
Note: Carter must have actually said something that matters in his book.


Ala. Dem defects to GOP over health care, policy

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" U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith spoke to reporters at his home in northern Alabama, a region that relies heavily on defense and aerospace jobs.
"I believe our nation is at a crossroads and I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt," Griffith said as his wife Virginia stood by his side.
The 67-year-old radiation oncologist was narrowly elected last year in a district that includes Huntsville and Decatur. President Barack Obama lost badly there to Republican John McCain."

Stem cells treatment helps regain eyesight

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" The scientist named Sajjad Ahmad, who developed the Newcastle method, said its success indicated the scope for using the patient's own stem cells to cure his own eye."

NIA's Top 10 Predictions for 2010

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" Major Food Shortages.

For the past several decades, most Americans went to college to get a non-productive job on Wall Street and nobody went to school to become a farmer. There is currently a major lack of farmers in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the Real Estate bubble destroyed immeasurable amounts of farmland to build houses we didn't need and couldn't afford.

Inventories of agricultural products are the lowest they have been in decades yet the prices of many agricultural commodities are down 70% to 80% from their all time highs adjusted for real inflation. Catastrophic food shortages are possible in 2010, not just in the U.S. but all around the world."

Walmart Accused Of Secretly Videotaping Public Restroom

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" When confronted, a store manager denied there was a video camera in the bathroom, but he later admitted to it after being shown a photograph."
UPDATE DEC 30, 2009 Read more Walmart Sued Over Surveillance Camera in Bathroom

The Privatization of War: Scahill reports 121,000 contractors in Afghanistan

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" In yesterday’s interview with Riz Khan, Scahill refers to the group of private contracting firms working for the administration as a "parallel CIA". He is joined in the interview by Dr. Dov Zakheim, the former chief financial officer for the Pentagon during the Bush Administration’s first term in office."

Reports: Giuliani will not run in 2010

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" Giuliani garnered national acclaim for his handling of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Many also credit him for reducing crime and urban blight in New York City."
Note: There are two sides to every story - perhaps the video linked below will offer an alternative view ...

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Murder rate declined while gun sales boomed: An ‘inconvenient truth’

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" According to the FBI, murder in this country declined by 10 percent overall during the first half of 2009, a period of booming gun sales that primarily focused on the purchase of two types of firearms most often demonized by the anti-gun lobby: semiautomatic sport-utility rifles and handguns."

Test for a Court as Prosecutors Face Liberia’s Ex-Ruler

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" An international panel of four judges, based in The Hague, is trying Mr. Taylor specifically for arming and controlling a brutal rebel force in Sierra Leone during the country’s 1991-2002 civil war that led to the deaths of some 200,000 people. His indictment holds him accountable for the rebels’ crimes as they pillaged, killed and raped, used children as soldiers and hacked off hands to terrorize civilians. Many others died in his home country, Liberia, but events there are not within the mandate of the court.

Much is at stake at this first war crimes trial of an African president. It is seen as a new test for trying a former head of state in an international tribunal. The case against Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian president, ended inconclusively when he died in his cell in The Hague."

A Legacy of Regret for a Saudi Diplomat

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" “We have not yet seen moments of joy in all that time,” the prince said in a recent interview in his office here in the Saudi capital. “We have seen only moments of crisis; we have seen only moments of conflict, and how can you have any pleasure in anything that happens when you have people like the Palestinians living as they are?” "

U.S. Auto Engineer in Chinese Custody for Over a Year

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" Hu Zhicheng, a Chinese-born American citizen who won awards in the United States for his work developing catalysts that control auto emissions, is being held because of a dispute with a former business partner in the northern port city of Tianjin."

Americans Are Hell-Bent on Tyranny vs Iranian crowd stops execution and frees convicts

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" Obama’s dwindling band of true believers has taken heart that their man has finally delivered on one of his many promises--the closing of the Guantanamo prison. But the prison is not being closed. It is being moved to Illinois, if the Republicans permit.

In truth, Obama has handed his supporters another defeat. Closing Guantanamo meant ceasing to hold people in violation of our legal principles of habeas corpus and due process and ceasing to torture them in violation of US and international laws.

All Obama would be doing would be moving 100 people, against whom the US government is unable to bring a case, from the prison in Guantanamo to a prison in Thomson, Illinois.

Are the residents of Thomson despondent that the US government has chosen their town as the site on which to continue its blatant violation of US legal principles? No, the residents are happy. It means jobs. "

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" A crowd of people have helped two convicts escape a public execution in Iran, officials there say.
The crowd overpowered security services and helped two men convicted of robbery to escape hanging in the province of Kerman, the Fars news agency reported."
Note: Actions speak louder than words. Iranians try to stop executions that are unjust - Americans are busy watching lies on television.

Food Prices Soar in India

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" Food prices have been soaring at an unprecedented pace. Government data shows they have risen to a nearly 20 per cent high over last year - the fastest rate of increase in over a decade.

The spike in prices comes in the wake of lighter than normal monsoon rains, which led to a poor harvest of summer crops such as rice and sugar.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee admits that rising food prices are a matter of concern, and says the government may consider imports to augment supplies of essential commodities."

Video: Jim Rogers - "It's not the regulations - it's the regulators"

Note: Perhaps you will enjoy the videos from Jim Rogers' trip around the world in a specially built Mercedes here:

Iran Sanctions Are a Precursor to War

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" With the exception of the military industrial complex, we all want a more peaceful world. Many are hysterical about the imminent threat of a nuclear Iran. Here are the facts: Iran has never been found out of compliance with the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) they signed. However, being surrounded by nuclear powers one can understand why they might want to become nuclear capable if only to defend themselves and to be treated more respectfully. After all, we don’t sanction nuclear capable countries. We take diplomatic negotiations a lot more seriously, and we frequently send money to them instead. The non-nuclear countries are the ones we bomb. If Iran was attempting to violate the non-proliferation treaty, they could hardly be blamed, since US foreign policy gives them every incentive to do so. "

Terrorists, Crooks Allowed to Keep FAA Pilot's Licenses

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" A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has asked the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Inspector General to investigate why suspect individuals – including terrorists and drug kingpins – have been able to retain their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot's licenses."

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REPORT: Two CIA Black Site Prisons in Lithuania

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" In a report released Tuesday, the National Security Committee of the Lithuanian parliament recommended that intelligence officials be criminally investigated for their role in establishing the prisons. In addition to the prison outside Vilnius that was located and revealed by ABC News, the report says that Lithuanian intelligence made a guesthouse in downtown Vilnius available for CIA use as early as 2002, though they could not prove that it had been used."

Desert Vistas vs. Solar Power

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" Union officials, power industry executives, regulators and some environmentalists have also expressed concern about the impact of the monument legislation, but few would speak publicly for fear of antagonizing one of California’s most powerful politicians."

U.S. prison population headed for first decline in decades

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" "It's a reversal of a trend that's been going on for more than a generation," said David Greenberg, a sociology professor at New York University. "In some ways, it's overdue."
Note: Lack of funding brings an end to injustice. Perhaps there are parallels with regards to the funding of America's war on horror in Afpakistan, Iraq, Columbia, Yemen etc...

Contracts December 18, 2009

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" U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

Israeli military admits harvesting organs

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" "We'd glue the eyelid shut," he said, adding that "We wouldn't take corneas from families we knew would open the eyelids." "


Collapsed Lehman pays out big bonuses

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" Lehman Brothers, the collapsed Wall Street investment bank, is hiring bankers and paying generous bonuses in London to stop employees defecting"
Note: Pay for performance

Stiff Fines Are Set for Long Wait on the Tarmac

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" WASHINGTON — The federal government will impose stiff penalties starting this spring on airlines that keep passengers waiting too long on the tarmac without feeding them or letting them off the plane — a remedy that will relieve many travelers but mean longer delays for a few."


Q; Who brings a gun to a snowball fight? A: Off-duty DC cop -Video

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IRAQ: A War Based on Lies: Winners and Losers Speak

Tony Blair BBC interview
See 0:24 mark in video below:

...so Blair's view is that the ends justified the means. False WMD hyperbole used to stampede the public into a war was an effective means for achieving what he views as a noble end.


Next please watch the video below of a father who lost his son to the war based on lies - placing him among the "losers" considering the reasons upon which the war on Iraq justified risking his son's life. His son was willing to risk his life for the reason he was given. Was he lied to because the actual reason for the war has nothing to do with why he joined the service?

Contrast above linked vid with below. Is it fair to say the speaker is one of the "winners" who've experience advancement of their agenda thanks to the decision to wage war against Iraq?
Update Dec 21, 2009 At time = 2:42 ... He says he wouldn't want to live in a world where a tyrant like Saddam controlled the majority of the world's oil.


Roadmap for future of Tehran-Caracas relations to be drafted

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" Referring to such topics and issues as the current international conditions, the present status of Tehran-Caracas relations and the long term objectives of the two countries’ leaders for bilateral ties, he said, “These are important issues that necessitate the drafting of a roadmap for the future of our bilateral ties.”"
Note: I always thought the Monroe Doctrine was a good idea.

Venezuela's Chavez sees US threat in Dutch islands

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" Colombian and U.S. officials have dismissed Chavez's concerns that Colombian bases could be used as launching pads to try to unseat him, saying their sole objective to fight drug trafficking and leftist guerrillas within Colombia."
Note: So the same reason Americans are given for domestic spying, police militarization, and imprisonment of citizens - the phony "war on drugs" is the same reason America gives to the world for similar actions towards other nations - "the war on drugs" - the "war on terror."

I predict similar anti-liberty outcomes that will further agendas apart from those stated.

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America

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" The US has a rich history of revolution. There are many groups inside the US dedicated to building a better, more humanist system. Unity and a collective vision are essential aspects of building a strong movement capable of moving forward. Every nation has its moment in history. This is the time of Latin America. But there is great hope that the people of the US will soon unite with their brothers and sisters south of the border to bring down Empire and help build a true world community based on social and economic justice for all."

Muslims Say F.B.I. Tactics Sow Anger and Fear

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" The anxiety and anger have been building all year. In March, a national coalition of Islamic organizations warned that it would cease cooperating with the F.B.I. unless the agency stopped infiltrating mosques and using “agents provocateurs to trap unsuspecting Muslim youth.”"
Note: FBI has completely lost their way. The only thing I can think of that they've done in the recent past is to go after the scum judges and cronies that were locking kids up for money in Northeastern PA. Other than that I consider them dangerous to our liberty.

Pelosi, Rahm do not scare Rep. DeFazio

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"“It’s just incredible frustration,” DeFazio said. “The killing ground of the Senate is ultimately, potentially, the killing ground of the Democratic Party.”"
Note: It appears that all parts of our government are functioning except the House of Representatives. The Senators are doing a great job representing the rich just like they are supposed to. The President is doing a good job marching us toward a globalist agenda-exactly according to the agenda of those he truly represents. As far as the executive doing anything for Joe-six-pack - zero. We need more people like DeFazio - he is doing his job representing his constituency - that is his job in the house. The House of Representatives needs a house-cleaning. We need more people to tell Rahm where to go.

Irate judge won’t get to tag graffiti vandal with eight years

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" Deanna McQueen, the Corpus Christi police force's graffiti enforcer, said the eight-year sentence was an appropriate deterrent to other taggers, and declared, "It was a good day ... for the citizens of Corpus Christi.""
Note: Deanna McQueen, graffiti enforcer, thinks it is a good idea to send someone to jail for 8 years for graffiti and smoking pot. 8 years out of a human beings life for graffiti and smoking a plant? Why? These are felony charges in Texas? Coming from a state that itself was robbed from Mexico these high ethical standards are the height of hypocrisy.


Western illusions that vilify Arabs and glorify Israel

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" To make matters worse, the Western media has presented a distorted view of the story. Arabs have been vilified in the media for decades, while Israel has been generally portrayed in the most favourable light."
Note: Please also see Fake Truth for our Own Good?

SkyGrabber: the $26 software used by insurgents to hack into US drones

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" The only surprise is that the US army is surprised – given that it has known since the 1990s that the "downlink" (from the satellite) of the drone video was unencrypted. The internet may have been invented in the US, but its knowledge has spread far and wide — and insurgents have used websites and computer networks to organise themselves for years."


Video: Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack

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" He suffered two broken teeth, a minor nose fracture and cuts to his lip after being struck by a man wielding a souvenir model of the city's cathedral."

Carlyle, Kissinger, SAIC and Halliburton: A 9/11 Convergence

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" Marvin Bush was the cofounder of Winston Partners in 1993, a company that benefited greatly from the War on Terror. In 2000, Winston Partners invested heavily in a defense contractor called AMSEC that was 55% owned by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). It has been noted that SAIC was not only a major contributor to the NIST WTC report, it was also a company that had expertise in nanothermites, explosive materials which were found in the WTC dust as mentioned earlier.[24]

Founded by a scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory, SAIC had a long history at the WTC, having evaluated the basement levels of the buildings as a potential terrorist target in 1986.[25] Interestingly, the company was hired to investigate the 1993 bombing of the WTC, an event that was “remarkably like the one which” they had foreseen in 1986.[26] In fact, SAIC later boasted that -- “After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, our blast analyses produced tangible results that helped identify those responsible.”[27]

After 9/11, SAIC supplied the largest contingent of non-governmental investigators to the WTC investigation conducted NIST. At the same time, “SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and that war was the only way to get rid of them.”[28]"

Bloomberg: Do As I Say, Not as I do...

Full story here

" A strong case can be made that when it comes to energy and climate issues, Mr. Bloomberg is the most visionary public official in the country.

And a strong argument can also be made that on a personal level, he ranks among the worst individual polluters ever to hold public office."
Note: But he's really important, not like you or me... his pollution doesn't pollute as much as yours or mine.

Webster Tarpley - World Crisis Radio (120608) "Mumbai" Pt1


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UPDATE DEC 18, 2009 Read more Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was ‘rogue US secret agent’
UPDATE DEC 19, 2001 Read more Mumbai Attacks Suspect Retracts Confession in Court

Brain overload causing loss of deep thinking: study

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" Total information consumption from televisions, computers and other media was estimated at 3.6 zettabytes (3.6 mn million gigabytes) in 2008."

1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

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" The attack has called into question the security arrangements surrounding the Mountbatten party. Lord Mountbatten never had a bodyguard.

The local police kept watch on Classiebawn castle for the one month a year Lord Mountbatten spent there.

But his boat was left unguarded in the public dock in Mullaghmore where it was moored. ...
Later in the article:

" Thomas McMahon, 31, was convicted of the three murders.

He had been detained in the area by police on suspicion of driving a stolen car two hours before the bomb went off.

McMahon was set free in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement. "


Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill

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" A Senate Democratic aide, perplexed by Mr. Lieberman’s stance, said, “It was a total flip-flop, and leaves us in a predicament as to what to do.”
Note: My name is Joseph Liebersnivel and I approve this backstabbing


Jim Rogers Interview: "Become a Farmer" (with notes)


1. Abolish the Fed - market will raise rates before the Fed - Fed will follow - watch for currency market turmoil as trigger.
2. Tim Geithner wrong about the solution to our problem being to try to spend our way out of this mess - which is what got us into this. Why are we listening to Tim Geithner when he's been consistently wrong?
3. Gold is already high - not a buy right now - wouldn't think of selling now - buy at $1,000-central banks around world are shifting to buying gold - several thousand an ounce in the next decade
4. Silver-rather own silver than gold, agriculture probably best buy - ?How to buy? he says buy indexes - but the best thing to do is become a farmer. Food inventories lowest in decades - water is a good commodity - water companies - India and China have water problems - find a way to solve their water problems and you can become rich.
5. Could be a rally in the dollar in the short term - sell at that time - then buy yen, swiss francs Can. Dollars - or commodities
6. Paper money (all over world) not to be trusted.
7. UK not going to keep its triple A rating - he owns no sterling.
8. China turns out 10 or 15 times as many engineers as USA - remember what happened with the Japanese auto industry overtaking USA.

War, More War Or Morer War

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"Fareed Zakaria, a Washington Post columnist whose prognostications have consistently proven wrong since, well, always, encapsulated the corporate media's blackout of antiwar opinions in his September 14th column. He began: "It is time to get real about Afghanistan. Withdrawal is not a serious option."

Which is exactly what they used to say about Vietnam. Until we withdrew. And guess what? Nothing happened. Southeast Asia didn't turn communist. The dominoes didn't fall. Nowadays, even ex-"sky pirate" John McCain receives a warm welcome when he visits Hanoi. Of course withdrawal is a serious option. It's the only sane one."
Note: Ted Rall is of the opinion bin Laden is alive

David Ray Griffin reviews John Farmer's book "The Ground Truth"

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"Most provocatively, Farmer presents his book as a rejection of the "official" account of 9/11, which was given by "the government," by which he means primarily the FAA and the Pentagon. But this rhetoric is misleading for three reasons.

First, Farmer's book is a defense of the 9/11 Commission's report, which he calls "accurate, and true" (2), and the Commission was itself a governmental body: its chairman, Thomas Kean, was appointed by Bush; the other members were appointed by Congress; and the executive director, Philip Zelikow, was essentially a member of the Bush White House.

Second, the "official account of 9/11," as generally understood, is the Bush-Cheney administration's conspiracy theory, according to which the 9/11 attacks resulted from a conspiracy between Osama bin Laden and some members of al-Qaeda, and Farmer supports this theory.

Third, in rejecting the "official version," Farmer is referring only to the first version of the official account. It was replaced in 2004 by the 9/11 Commission's version, which since then has been the official version of the official account. In spite of his rhetoric, therefore, Farmer is defending the official account of 9/11 produced by the government in 2004, so the book is far less radical than it has been promoted as being.

Even more serious than the book's misleading rhetoric is its one-sidedness. Rather than containing an impartial examination of various types of relevant evidence, this book by Farmer - a former prosecuting attorney - reads like a lawyer's brief: Besides citing a large number of facts that appear to support the Bush-Cheney conspiracy theory and trying to undermine some of the contrary evidence (which supports the alternative theory, according to which 9/11 was an inside job), it seeks to suppress, by simply ignoring, the enormous bulk of this contrary evidence.

This one-sided approach is acceptable within an adversarial law court, given the presence of an opposing lawyer, but it does not result in a book that is acceptable by scholarly standards. "


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" However, since we lost a couple of hundred of our top special operations forces hunting for bin Laden after we knew he was dead, is someone going to answer for this with some jail time?"
Note: This is why I persist


Webster Tarpley talk on 911

Note: Humorous aside by Tarpley on hijackers: "...basket-cases...they can't get a drivers license...except perhaps in New Jersey" (laughter)

Animation: Geography of a Recession

Watch animated map of the recession take hold by CLICKING here:
NOTE: DC looks like they're escaping the worst of it so far.

Kucinich calls on Congress to end wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan through War Powers Resolution

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" Another way for Congress to end the wars is to refuse its funding."
Note: This idea is nothing new - just need Congress to focus on their duty rather than their re-election.
Here is the video from Carl Herman's excellent article:
Kucinich speaks the truth: Start or end the war with funding via Congress:

Peace: Bush vs. Obama

Bush met the Dalai Lama:

Obama did not meet the Dalai Lama:

Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama 'to keep China happy'

" It means Mr Obama will become the first president not to welcome the Nobel peace prize winner to the White House since the Dalai Lama began visiting Washington in 1991."

More Obama and the Dalai Lama:
Obama's Meeting With the Dalai Lama Is Delayed
Move Appears to Be A Nod to Chinese

" For the first time since 1991, the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Washington this week and not meet with the president. Since 1991, he has been here 10 times. Most times the meetings have been "drop-in" visits at the White House. The last time he was here, in 2007, however, George W. Bush became the first sitting president to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he awarded the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest civilian award."

Finally our Prince of Peace accepts the Nobel:

I agree with Obama - he doesn't deserve it. Nice way to refer to your notes too, Barack, for heartfelt statements. Almost brought tears to my eyes - NOT.

Why Afghanistan?

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" In a nationally televised speech at the U.S. Military Acadamy at West Point, President Barack Hussein Obama announced that he will send another 30,000 American soldiers to Afghanistan. Why is Obama sending so many troops to Central Asia? What is the U.S. military really fighting for in Afghanistan? Why are we still there?"
Note: very thorough article worth your time - pics

Percentage of GDP to External Debt: Default is Inevitable

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" Recently I saw a list of the percentage of external debt to GDP on the CNBC website. Sadly, it is in a slide show presentation and a lot of people have missed these important numbers, so I am reproducing the figures here as listed on the CNBC site. ... 20. United States - 94.3 %
External debt (as % of GDP): 94.3%
External debt per capita: $43,793

Gross external debt: $13.454 trillion (2009 Q2)
2008 GDP (est): $14.26 trillion
And these are just the top twenty. Switzerland came as a big surprise to me."

Note: I like the article linked because the author is not afraid to present educated guesses as to what might happen. Many authors seem afraid to state their positions - this one is not. We need to take a lesson and be not afraid.

The real inconvenient truth The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy .

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" A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days"
Note: Who gets to make this decision? I fly over the United States coast-to-coast monthly - lots of empty space.

DNA evidence, 911, and the renewed hunt for Osama bin Laden

Read more about DNA evidence by clicking here where you will find:

" Even more troubling are cases of DNA fraud -- instances where criminals plant fake DNA samples at a crime scene. In 1992, Canadian physician John Schneeberger planted fake DNA evidence in his own body to avoid suspicion in a rape case. Planting fake DNA obtained from someone else is only part of the problem. Scientists at Nucleix, an Israeli company, recently reported that they could, with access to profiles stored in one of the DNA databases, manufacture a sample of DNA without obtaining any tissue from that person.

Nucleix has developed a test to distinguish real DNA samples from fake ones, with the goal of selling the test to forensic laboratories. But taking these extra precautions to ensure the validity of its results will only slow down busy labs even more. In fact, forensic casework backlogs are becoming a serious problem. A study conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that more than half a million cases were backlogged in forensic labs, which means felons and other violent offenders could be walking the streets while their DNA evidence sits in a queue, waiting to be tested [source: Houck].

You may find the previous link interesting - I did because I was always amazed at how quickly all hijackers from the 911 attacks appeared in the newspaper. I've always wondered how, given the collossal wreckage heap investigators were faced with in the days following the 911 attacks that they were able to positively identify all the blown-to-bits hijackers. We were told that thanks to DNA analysis we know FOR SURE who the hijackers were. Unfortunately it can't be that simple.

Regarding the DNA evidence found at the WTC 911 crime scene - each sample would represent at a minimum one of approximately 3,000 random samples - each representing one victim or hijacker present. Each sample would have to be carefully saved (don't put in plastic according to the article)- documented - paying attention to chain of custody of evidence - then matched with an existing sample stored from each suspect. Wait did I just say suspect?

Regarding the hijackers yes, regarding the victims another word for unknown would be used. DNA evidence is similar to fingerprint evidence in that a sample lifted at the scene must be matched with a sample from the person from which it originated. So one must have a sample stored somewhere waiting to make the match - or one must go to a suspect and take a sample to match with what was found at the crime scene. Well - sometimes it is more complicated than that. For each complication add more time to the matching process. Remember that the matching process itself isn't foolproof as "probabilities" come into play. Fine - lets say the US government knew each of the hijackers well and had samples - still this process must be complicated, time-consuming, and imperfect. No problem - except that the hijackers' pictures appeared in this Washington Post article from September 28, 2001. Just days to do all that work. Mighty quick work don't you think? Too bad they aren't as efficient at finding Osama bin Laden. CLICK HERE to see for yourself.

Now compare the amazing work of the FBI in concluding with blinding speed "whodunnit" with this February 25, 2008 article: 9/11 victims identified from new DNA finds yes, that's 2008, where we learn:

" After the September 11 attacks, 1,597 of the presumed 2,789 victims were identified from the DNA of 19,946 pieces of human remains found in the rubble. In October 2006 a further discovery of remains prompted another forensic operation. "An electrical company was in this dead manhole trying to clean it out for the rebuilding effort," Dr Bradley Adams, of the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office, told the meeting. "Someone said they had found what might be human remains." His team found 208 bone fragments in the manhole.

A report ordered by the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, called for a comprehensive search of Ground Zero and a two-block radius. About 600 manholes and the interiors of five buildings were searched, and a 350-metre stretch of road built to provide access to the Ground Zero construction site was excavated.

The excavated material was mechanically sorted to separate out fine-grained particles, and then 75 anthropologists sorted the rest by hand. In all, they discovered 1,796 pieces of human remains. The sorting operation was wound up in December and DNA work is just beginning.

"We've made numerous links to previously identified victims," said Adams. "We also have new IDs that have come out of this project. Once the DNA testing really comes full circle it will be fascinating to see how many new IDs we get."

That's interesting - in 2008 they still hadn't identified all of the people that were literally blown to bits by kerosene fires - but somehow by September 28, 2001 they'd printed all of the hijackers' pictures in the Washington Post. How do they know some of the yet-unidentified people were not victims - but terrorists? The more one thinks about this the less sense it makes. OK - so let's hear what answers have been given to "crazy 911 truthers" when they scratch their heads and ask their government how we can have faith in their conclusions:


Listen to this Audio of Charles Goyette show asking this question to Davin Coburn of Popular Mechanics magazine. Davin's job was to fact-check.

Is "all over the place" the location of the DNA evidence as recorded in the FBI records? Sounds pathetic to me.

Popular Mechanics? That icon of journalistic excellence going all the way back to the Spanish-American war? That is our best guarantee that fact-checking of 911 facts is accurate? Remember Hearst Publications owns Popular Mechanics. And they laugh at the 911 Truth movement?

Goyette: "It's not the evidence we've seen that we're concerned about - it's the evidence we haven't seen."

So it's 2009 already and we don't have answers to our questions. The reason given for hiding information from the American public seems to come down to one answer: National Security. We need to have more national security because of 911. The U.S. government continues hiding 911 information from the American public because of national security. We need more national security because of 911.

Does any of this still matter? Consider THIS ARTICLE regarding the renewed interest in catching Osama bin Boogeyman since everyone is wondering what the drug-pipeline mission is in the AFPAKistan war:

"Should he be killed, the United States is prepared to get samples of his DNA. Saudi Arabia has long held matching samples at the Ministry of Interior’s forensic lab in Riyadh to help with verification."

Uh huh right. There is a saying: "Don't believe everything you hear." Regarding the U.S. government I think it should read "Don't believe ANYTHING you hear."
Additional story on new hunt for Osama here: Adviser: Obama plans to launch Bin Laden hunt anew

Pakistan Arrests Five Americans, Terror Link Probed

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" Pakistani police officer Tahir Gujjar said the men were picked up on December 8 in a raid on a house in Sarghoda in the eastern province of Punjab. He added that three of the men are of Pakistani descent, one is of Egyptian descent, and the other is of Yemeni heritage.

A spokesman at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, Imran Gardezi, said the five men are students from northern Virginia."


How 9/11 Was Done-One Plausible Explanation

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  " Ok, I admit. Some elements in this story are speculative. I do not know for instance if Atta was killed in Germany or in America. But the story is an coherent educated speculation. "
Note:  Here is a theory you may wish to consider.

COP15: Milankovic versus the Carbon Theorists

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  " Before El Niño and La Niña warped out of the Oceans and morphed into the Carbon Theory, it was not necessary to be a rocket scientist to understand that climate has changed over the years. The Ice Age came and went, wine-making used to be common in Northern England.
This is where everybody agrees. "

North Korean Money Shift Sparks Violence

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 ""They've tried to wind back the system, but they're potentially teaching the people that markets can't be controlled," says Shaun Cochran, head of Korea research at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, who published a report on North Korea's move."

WWII veteran had Hitler's art book on bookshelf

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  "Before the book makes the trip overseas, it and one of two other albums the foundation helped discover will go on display for about three months at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans following the State Department ceremony, Edsel said."


Charlottesville AM Radio station 1450 in need of repair? - Plus guy on Stephanie Miller show thinks Osama bin Laden is dead

I was listening to the Stephanie Miller show on 1450 AM in Charlottesville today on my trip to C-ville's best coffee house "Greenberrys" for the usual blueberry muffin (if there are any left) and a mocha with whip. Although I'd tuned in for the background noise the show so shamelessly furnishes my conspiracy-theorist tuning circuit suddenly resonated with the mention on the show of the mother of all boogiemen - Osama bin Laden.

More specifically - the guy in the background on the show - Steph's sidekick - said he believes Osama bin Laden is dead.  Here comes the conspiracy theorist part - at 10:54 the emergency alert, the one you'd get if a tornado were coming into town - comes on the air blocking out the conversation for about 15 seconds. I couldn't hear the rest of what he was saying.  Suddenly the radio station comes back on the air and I hear a little more of his belief that Osama bin Laden is dead.  When the show continued the conversation moved towards nation-building - the automatic role of brave penniless Americans.

When I was a kid they used to come on the radio once in a while and say "This is a test of the emergency broadcasting system...this is a test..."  - then the tone would come on - followed by a post-test announcement - "This has been a test of the emergency broadcasting system..."  I speculate the pre and post-test announcements were to make sure people wouldn't panic - or think there was an actual emergency.  This isn't the first time I've heard this mistake happen on air here in town.  One thing I know - there was no emergency but there WAS an alert.  Ever hear the story about the boy who cried wolf?  I'm not sure who runs this  EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ON AM IN C-VILLE   but I'll dig into it.  For now I can only say that crying FIRE in a crowded movie theater without a FIRE PRESENT is a bad thing for the public.

Nowadays - I guess this alert just comes on in the middle of radio conversations with no pre or post announcement and should generally be ignored.  I suppose the Stephanie Miller show sponsors don't have enough pull with 1450 AM in Charlottesville to make sure their product is delivered in its entirety.

Why is this important?  A few posts ago  I noticed Rush Limbaugh mention on-air that he's believed that Osama bin Boogeyman has been dead since the battle of Tora Bora Bora - which he proudly stated we turned "2000 degrees."  Maybe I'm over-analyzing this - but one wonders why Limbaugh has been so active cheerleading for the Afghanistan-turned-AFPAKistan war so vehemently - if he knew the reason repeated to his flock - and the entire nation was to capture a man not even wanted by the FBI for the 911 attacks.  Don't believe me?  Why don't you go HERE to the FBI most wanted page on Osama bin Laden where you will notice no mention of the 911 attacks.  

Stephanie Miller had no opinion one way or the other on the whereabouts of bin Laden ( good call on her part otherwise she'd be looking for a job like most of the rest of us by the end of the week)  mentioning we have no evidence that he is dead.   Hey - I don't have any evidence Vercingetorix is dead either but I'll take Julius Caeser's word for it.

Stephanie poked the military in the eye for their macho-sounding names for the most recent assault on the "enemy" "over there" .   One such example was "Operation Cobra's Anger" which I would criticize for implying a snake is capable of being angry when it doesn't even have a cerebral cortex.  I would also criticize the name of the mission for the annoying use of an apostrophe ;)

I will admit that Stephanie Miller did sound a little more serious today given the topic - so I'll listen in again from time to time - it's a morning show and I know the audience may not be ready for too heavy of an issue before noon.  But when will they be ready?  I know I'm harsh on these radio folks but we have an ignorant population for a reason - and those consuming public airwaves have a duty to inform the public one way or the other.

So here's the mission - we kill a few of theirs, they kill a few of ours - and the non-white indigenous population dodges bullets, bombs and drone missile stikes on their wedding parties.  The  blackmailed U.S. Congresspersons keep the money flowing to the mercenaries while we all go broke.  That's the plan - all you have to do is pay attention.