Oil cans from USAID form the roofs of homes in a Kenya refugee camp. more photos
The American political elite, Obama included, is tied by a thousand strings to the financial aristocracy. The Obama administration is populated by individuals who have parlayed their political positions into lucrative positions in finance.
The solution to the economic crisis is not a technical question but a social, political and revolutionary settling of accounts, and a historical necessity. At a certain point in the late 18th century, it became necessary for the oppressed classes of France to rise up and destroy the power and privileges of the nobility. In the America of the 1860s, the only resolution to the “irrepressible conflict” was the destruction of the “slave power” in the South.
At this point it is necessary to destroy the political and economic power of the financial aristocracy. A resolution to the economic crisis can only begin with an independent mass movement of the working class that aims to break the political stranglehold of the financial elite over society; the development, to be blunt, of a revolutionary movement.
The only time international law is mentioned in Associated Press news reports is when AP can argue in defense of the overwhelmingly guilty state.
From a recent AP report, titled “Rights groups says laws of war violated in Gaza“:
Human rights groups are seeking to build a case that Israel and Hamas violated the laws of war during the fighting last month in this tiny coastal territory - a charge both combatants reject. . . .
Given the clarity of Hamas’ violations, such as firing rockets at Israeli cities, organizations are focusing more on Israeli actions, the facts of which they say are harder to establish.
So according to the AP editor, it is crystal-clear that one side committed war crimes. Not the side that committed collective punishment before, during, and after “the fighting” via blockade of the already starved and imprisoned population it occupies. Not the side that used anti-personnel weaponry exploded, at relatively high altitudes, over the most densely populated neighborhoods on earth, for maximum civilian-casualty effect. Not the aggressor-invader-occupier that promised another holocaust on the Palestinians, and sought to deliver it by targeting dozens of mosques, hospitals, schools, private residences, etc., with indomitable, U.S.-subsidized weaponry. No. The ghetto uprising is “clearly” guilty for its violent resistance to the “not-so-clearly” aggressive violence of the ghetto-masters.
Note also the new JIZ plan: "International law progresses through violations". In other words, the JIZ intend to bring all of humanity down to their animal level by a constant process of getting away with worse and worse moral outrages. The 'progressives' always ready with the slur are their aiders and abettors in this dreadful, but well thought out, conspiracy to destroy international law.
On the Southern Poverty Law Center: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Hate-Mongers
Saint Augustine once said that in the case of some individuals, an intellect may be capable of forming an objection without being capable of understanding the argument that meets that objection. Is the Southern Poverty Law Center, supposedly staffed by intelligent people, truly incapable of grasping basic rudiments of Catholicism? Or are they willfully malicious in their refusal to understand the Catholic Faith, and in their refusal to admit the most fundamental distinctions? My guess, it is a combination of both.
In its Winter 2007 Intelligence Report, the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], an enormously wealthy left-wing organization that sets itself up as a watchdog of hate-groups, racism and anti-Semitism, published a brutal attack on traditional Catholics. For years, SPLC monitored scurvy groups such as Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads and White Supremacists. More recently it targeted the so called “Christian right”. The SPLC accused Pat Buchanan of "hawking racism", calling his State of Emergency book a "white nationalist screed". Two years ago, its Winter 2005 Intelligence Report disparaged the “Christian Right” for its opposition to homosexuality, gay marriage and the gay agenda, after which the homosexual New York Blade celebrated with the headline: “Report Labels Religious Right as Hate Group”.
Now the SPLC has targeted traditional Catholics, claiming various “radical traditionalist” organizations “are preaching anti-Semitism to as many as 100,000 followers.” Twelve traditional Catholic groups, which the SPLC calls “The Dirty Dozen”, have been “added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups.” Catholic Family News is listed as one of the “Dirty Dozen”, along with the Remnant, the Fatima Crusader, Catholic Apologetics International, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart in New Hampshire, Tradition in Action and others, including at least one sedevacantist organization. The Society of Saint Pius X was also lambasted, independently from the “Dirty Dozen” section, as a “Radical Powerhouse”
I knew the SPLC assault was coming, and the attack is every bit as absurd as I thought it would be. The members of the other groups targeted are capable of answering the SPLC if they choose to do so. My response and observations will center primarily on what was said about Catholic Family News.
In its so-called “interviews” with various traditional Catholics before the article was published, and in the article itself, the SPLC employs tactics and stratagems designed to demonize its opponents. Their tactics are what I call “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hate-Mongers”, which we will look at one by one.
Why Lee Harvey Oswald Had to Die!
Arlen Specter must be credited with ascribing magic properties to ordinary bullets that could smash bone and cartilage and emerge with nary a scratch! The government need a single bullet that could do the work of six or seven bullets! They got found one! Conveniently! Arlen Specter would pull a pull a 'magical theory' out of thin air while a friendly shill would pull an equally 'magic bullet' out of his ass. The government had a problem! Lee Harvey Oswald would have to be tried for the crime of murdering the President. For quite some time in our history, those charged with crimes were given trials. The government had not yet figured out that if you just call them a bad name (terrorist) you can dispense with all those niceties. Someone, somewhere was alarmed! What if Lee Harvey Oswald should get a good lawyer and mount a strong defense! What if Lee Harvey Oswald proved his charge that he was just a patsy!
more - Len Hart
Police State Keynesianism: Stimulating Tyranny
Obama's $900 billion wad of socialist boodle includes $3 billion for the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program, as well as another $1 billion to revive the Clinton administration's Community Oriented Policing (COPS) program. Both of those initiatives will expand federal subsidies of -- and, thereby, federal control over -- "local" law enforcement, thereby further diminishing whatever remains of local accountability. The Byrne Grant program is the deadlier of those two subsidies, not merely because it's significantly larger but also because its raison d'etre is to fund counter-narcotics programs.
This means more money for criminal gangs in uniform like Baltimore's Special Enforcement Team, or the Campbell County, Tennessee outfit that beat and tortured a small-time drug dealer for several hours to force him to sign a "consent" warrant for the search of his home. It means more money for tax-funded snitches, and for no-knock SWAT raids that will leave innocent people terrified or dead. It appears that we're being introduced to a new variety of Keynesian socialism. First, there was Welfare State Keynesianism, then Military Keynesianism, followed by Reconstruction Keynesianism - you know, the pleasant business of propping up foreign dictators, bombing their countries into rubble, and then ladling out "cost-plus" contracts to politically connected contractors to "reconstruct" those countries. Now we see the advent of Police State Keynesianism.
more - Will Grigg
Fear Itself, and the Deadly Varieties of State Terrorism
I recall a beloved friend recounting for me, several decades ago now, a brief exchange of dialogue from The Andy Griffith Show that she had found especially funny. Barney Fife, as played by the wonderfully loopy Don Knotts, is rapidly hurtling himself into one of his regular fits of hysteria. Andy Griffith attempts, for perhaps the thousandth time, to calm Barney down before he melts into a pool of gibbering goo. "Just remember, Barney," Andy drawls, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." This pronouncement fails to have the desired effect.
"But that's what I have!" yells Barney. "Fear itself!"
And that's what Barack Obama wants you and every other American to have: fear itself. He wants all of you to become quivering pools of mindless goo.
more - Authur Silber
VA Strains to Meet the Needs of our Veterans
New statistics released from the Department of Defense and the VA reveal that US casualties are rising. Injuries and deaths connected to Iraq and Afghanistan assignments are at 81,361 now. This is an increase from 72,043 from one year ago. Veteran patients increased from 263,909 in December 2007 to 400,304 currently.
Mental illness is the number one ailment for the soldiers inundating the VA. Forty-five percent of the current VA patients have mental health diagnoses. This includes 105,000 diagnoses of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These numbers do not include the unknown number of veterans who are mentally ill but have not sought treatment through the VA.
more -Jo Hartley at Natural News
Why the US tortures and why it will KEEP on torturing
What is euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation" support the lies needed to keep the phony War on Terror operating indefinitely. We've got this Muslim boogieman to scare the hell out of Americans into supporting wars for Empire and Israel forever... or until we go completely broke. (Remember that former Secretary of War Rumsfeld--let's call it what it is and not a "defense" department--said the War on Terror would last 70 years.)
To show gullible Americans that they've been getting "actionable" intelligence from the torture. Like one Gitmo detainee, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who had been waterboarded over 100 times.
Month and years of mind and spirit breaking torture, till he finally admitted being the "mastermind" behind 9/11.
Funny, but I thought we'd been told that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.
more - Greg Bacon
The Alien Race Living Among Us
Last week the Jew Prime Minister of France, one Nicholas Sarkozy, came out and basically told the French White people that they must accept specifically being racially discriminated against job-wise and that they must interbreed with the other races. What’s up with that?
In his message Sarkozy insisted that the French people must change, that there will be dire consequences if they don’t, and that not to intermarry racially is bad for the survival of the country. Thus he amalgamated the concepts of preference for minorities in job hiring with that of the need for the French to intermarry racially. Read more here
All this from THE race of ultimate hypocrisy, the one that does everything they can to keep the precious Jew unsullied by other races. Or how about the unbelievable racial apartheid they practice in the State of Israel? Can you believe the “chutzpah” of this crew anymore?
The practical alternative to snot-nosed obstructionism. An admonishment applicable equally to republican congress-creatures, mutlimillionaire mainstream media types and the profiteers of the jew/muslim/christian cult.
You are the problem. You are not even a part of the solution. Feign not surprise nor indignation should your worship of a fat fucking drug addled pedophile lead you to a dance at the end of a rope.
The promise of change echoed the world over as people from all corners anticipated the magic moment Obama could actually change the devastating reality in which we live today. But just weeks before his inauguration, Israel unleashed the most barbaric attacks on defenseless Palestinian civilians since 1948. Civil societies expressed outrage and called for Israeli leaders to be tried for war crimes and genocide. Other nations cut diplomatic ties completely with the Jewish state. But the man of change did absolutely nothing. For weeks he was completely silent. Even in his first days in office, Obama made no mention of the Israeli genocide in Gaza. So, what of this change that he promised? What kind of hold does Israel have to silence the President of the United States?
more - Ramzy Baroud via CJO's Avenger212
Mindy Herrick has taught at Roberts Elementary for 17 years. She sounds like one of most incredible and inspirational teachers ever. In 2006-7, she was teacher of the year for the entire school district. Read the article and you'll find the amazing stuff about her just continues and continues.
The School District decided (for no reason) to check on teachers and drugs, so they brought in a drug sniffing dog to the teacher's parking log. The dog alerted to one car. Nothing there. The dog alerted to a second car. Nothing there. The dog alerted to a third car. Mindy's. They searched her car and found a baggie with two Xanax pills....
Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing. The dog makes two false ID's on other cars and then manages to smell two bills in a plastic bag inside a car? Right. Sounds more like the dog gave the police 3 free searches.
Mindy says she doesn't know where the pills came from (other people drive her car) and she passed a drug test and a lie detector test and asked to have the bag checked for fingerprints to prove that she never touched it.
But for now, Mindy isn't allowed to teach, and she has been charged with possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and could get 10 years if convicted.
Herrick's classroom door is covered with kids' drawings. "We love you, Ms. Herrick!" says one with a big heart. In big letters, another declares, "We miss you!"It's, you know, for the kids.
from Drug War Rant
Eight States Now Declaring Sovereignty
TaxTruth4U | Several states have recently appealed to the 10th and/or the 9th Amendments to assert their state rights over federal government. These amendments state:
Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
more - Just Get There
Stimulus Bill is For Jewish Interests Only
"The largest sources of funding for almost all Jewish agencies are the state and federal governments"
Now the TAXPAYER is going to have to PICK UP MADOFF'S DEBTS to JEWISH CHARITIES, too, while YOU EAT OUT of GARBAGE CANS, AmeriKa!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Jewish Charities Look to Stimulus Bill To Stave Off Cuts; Facing Huge Budget Shortfalls, Struggling States Slash Funding
more - Rock the Truth
Jimmy Olsen's Blues
Our online community makes much of the idea that we are not like so-called ‘mainstream’ media. To the extent that it’s true, I celebrate our difference from the mainstream as a good thing. After all, mainstream media are presently in a shambles: Newspapers are laying off help, downsizing, merging, closing up shop. Book publishers are in similar straits. Broadcast news, for so many years a rude and stupid joke, maintains its pretension to journalism but now airs nothing other than ‘infotainers’ such as Katie Couric, Limbaugh, Olbermann, O’Reilly and others.
The decline and debasement of mainstream journalism draws a lot of attention. The Powers That Be throw mass quantities of money, brains, ink, and statistical expertise at what they say is an effort to identify what’s going on. Power says it wants to know what has changed, what drives the public to abandon mainstream mainstays such as The New York Times and The CBS Evening News and why the public does so.
My own, nonprofessional surmise is that corporate hacks who serve Power already know the answers to those questions. What the hacks actually worry about is that, as readers desert the mainstream, as the old media circus folds, advertising flees the old venues to seek new homes in Cyberspace. What the hacks truly want to know, therefore, is how to exploit and control the Internet in ways that allow them to regain the ad revenue they have lost and thereby remain useful to Power.
more - Jimmy Montague
Civilians who shoot cops treated just a tad more harshly than cops who shoot civilians
In Chesapeake, Virginia, Ryan Frederick was convicted by a jury of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a burglar who was breaking down his door. It could have been worse; Frederick faced capital murder charges in the case, since the burglar was Jarrod Shivers, a police detective who was participating in a misfired marijuana raid on Frederick's home. But it also could have been better. Frederick could have received the same slap on the wrist that police officers usually get for killing innocent people during SWAT raids gone wrong.
The case has been mired in controversy since the beginning. The raid was apparently sparked by a report from a freelance burglar who had earlier broken into Frederick's residence during the course of his work as a police informant who served as Fourth Amendment-evading eyes and ears for local law-enforcement.
The peers say Britain has constructed one of the most extensive and technologically advanced surveillance systems in the world in the name of combating terrorism and crime and improving administrative efficiency.The report, Surveillance: Citizens and the State, by the Lords' constitution committee, says Britain leads the world in the use of CCTV, with an estimated 4m cameras, and in building a national DNA database, with more than 7% of the population already logged compared with 0.5% in the America.
more - Guardian UK
Barack Obama was running his pre-election campaign as a tough critic of the unpopular and cost-intensive war in Iraq. He acknowledged the need to end the US-led campaign in Iraq and proclaimed Afghanistan to be the central front of the anti-terrorist struggle.
Resistance has been gathering pace in Afghanistan, while the coalition troops have been suffering from the shortage of personnel. A recent report from the US Defense Department can only prove that. The situation is especially alarming in the south of the country, where the concentration of resources in not good enough to maintain the security regime. The number of USA’s daily losses in Afghanistan is a lot higher than in Iraq.
more - Pravda
Environmentalists question TVA fly ash cloud
HARRIMAN (WATE) -- Is the winter wind stirring up ash at the TVA spill site in Roane County? The non-profit environmental group United Mountain Defense, who's been on the scene since the beginning, says yes and they say they have the video to prove it.
"Obviously, the coal fly ash is drying out and it's getting kicked up into the wind," says volunteer staff member Matt Landon. "It was blowing up at least 30 to 40 feet off the surface of the coal ash area and it was at least 70 to 80 feet wide," he adds. That's why Landon wears a respirator every time he's near the site. "We're filtering out fine particulates. We're filtering out lead and asbestos and paint fumes," he says.
He's worried about everyone else who's breathing the air without protection.
more - WSMV Nashville
from American Everyman