Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fearing the Reaper?

The US budget financed by counterfeit money can never be repaid. Payback through forced taxation of generation after generation with a military/war economy for maximum profit of a few has always been part of the plan but the plan is flawed and it will not work.

 
When 'reporting' the Obama administration proposed new fiscal year budget, much of the media focuses on the latest and greatest spending and freezes and cuts. The AP ... Washington Post ... Bloomberg ...NY Times fail to go into the cost of war and the maintenance of the American empire.

AFP gives us a part of the story...
The Obama administration plans to unveil a defense budget on Monday that pours billions into drones, helicopters and special forces, reflecting a focus on fighting Islamist extremists rather than conventional armies.

The proposed 2011 defense budget comes to more than 700 billion dollars, a modest two percent increase, and unlike last year avoids sweeping cuts to major weapons programs, according to Pentagon officials and draft documents.

Despite alarm over the US government's ballooning deficit, Obama has spared the military from belt-tightening efforts and will ask for 33 billion dollars for the current fiscal year to pay for a surge of 30,000 reinforcements in Afghanistan, said officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost one trillion dollars since 2001, and the new budget calls for roughly 159 billion dollars to cover the costs of the US missions there -- including about 11.6 billion to expand the Afghan security forces, officials said.

The budget asks for 9.6 billion for a range of helicopters -- a lifeline for troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan's rugged landscape -- and 2.7 billion for unmanned drones and sensors used to hunt down insurgents.

The Pentagon sets a goal of nearly doubling the fleet of MQ-9 Reapers, unmanned planes that can carry precision-guided bombs, a coveted weapon that has transformed US tactics. {more}
Our future is being spent on fraud ... and death ...

We are allowing it to happen.

An Anti-War Secessionist Movement


The concept of secession may be in its infancy but it is a message to be added to the mix. Coming from an unlikely source, Time covers the Vermont anti-empire movement. Although it's a fair article, don't underestimate the MSM to not have an agenda behind the news. After all, it was Time that named the criminal Ben Bernanke as 'Person of the Year.'


Excerpts from The Secessionist Campaign for the Republic of Vermont.
On Jan. 15, in the state capital of Montpelier, nine candidates for statewide office gathered in a tiny room at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, to announce they wanted a divorce from the United States of America. "For the first time in over 150 years, secession and political independence from the U.S. will be front and center in a statewide New England political campaign," said Thomas Naylor, 73, one of the leaders of the campaign.A former Duke University economics professor, Naylor heads up the Second Vermont Republic, which he describes as "left-libertarian, anti-big government, anti-empire, antiwar, with small is beautiful as our guiding philosophy." The group advocates the peaceful secession of Vermont.

According to a 2007 poll, they have support from at least 13% of state voters. The campaign slogan, Naylor told me, is "Imagine Free Vermont." In his fondest imaginings, Naylor said, Vermonters would not be "forced to participate in killing women and children in the Middle East."

Second Vermont Republic's gubernatorial candidate is Dennis Steele, 42, who says that, if elected, his first act in office would be to bring home Vermont's National Guard from overseas deployments. "I see my kids going off to fight in wars for empire 10, 15, 20 years from now."

"People in Vermont in general are very antiwar, and all their faith was in Obama to end the wars. I ask people, 'Did you get the change you wanted?' They can't even look you in the eyes. We live in a nation that is asleep at the wheel and where the hearts are growing cold like ice."Steele and the secessionists have nothing but contempt for Vermont Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, who are otherwise considered among the most liberal members of Congress. "They've done nothing to stop the wars," says Steele flatly. Thomas Naylor was more pointed: "Every time a Vermonter serving in the National Guard gets deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, likely to be hurt or killed, Bernie and Patrick are there to commemorate the departure and have pictures taken."

The U.S. government, they said, was an immoral enterprise — engaged in imperial wars, propping up corrupt bankers and supersized corporations, crushing small businessmen, plundering the tax-base for corporate welfare, snooping on the private lives of citizens — and they wanted no more part of it. "The gods of the empire," Steele told the room, "are not the gods of Vermont."

An independent Vermont, the group believes, would expolit its already highly developed local small-scale agriculture, its "locavore" farm exchanges, with a tax structure reformed to incentivize small business and industry (and to make life difficult for large out-of-state corporations). By 2020, they foresee Vermont producing at least 75% of its own electricity and heat, using wind-, solar-, biomass- and hydro-power. They want to establish a Bank of Vermont owned by the people of Vermont — freed from the arbitrary controls of central bankers — as well as a local alternative currency, with Vermont pension and operating funds invested not in Wall Street but in locally owned financial institutions. "We favor devolution of political power from the state back to local communities, making the governing structure for towns, schools, hospitals and social services much like that of small, decentralized states like Switzerland," declares the group's "21st Century Statement of Principles." {more}
Veterans Today weighs in with It begins. An Anti-War Secessionist Movement is alive.
This is what happens when our nation continually engages in these ridiculous and unnecessary wars overseas without taking into account the wishes of her citizens.
This is what happens when Amerika places money and potential power grabs overseas ahead of the wishes of the people and instead caters to the whims of the military industrial complex, the emerging market manipulators, the war industry captains, the energy cartels and any other group that the Supreme Court has now given the powers of citizenship.
It is no accident that this is now public knowledge throughout the nation after the Supreme Court decided that money rules our political system.
No it does not.
We now face serious attempts at secession from citizens who have no intention of being ignored by the central government and its manipulting, puppet-master elites who constantly have access to the levers of power, regardless of the will of the citizens at large.
Fascism in our country is now facing a viable and growing citizens’ anti-war and secessionist movement willing to finance candidates who support state secession and an anti-war platform.

We are talking about civil war ultimately if this carries through to its logical end.
Does Washington D.C. understand this?
This is the ultimate result of generation upon generation of rule by the elites, rule by the Robber Barons, rule of money and its supposed power over the will of the people. One man, one vote cannot be ignored forever.
Money and its power is meaningless in this situation if civil war ensues because aware citizens realize that they have been preempted by money, power, position and ignorance of what it means to carry the burdens of working class America.
Don’t anybody ever say that I did not say for years, “I told you so!”
The chickens are coming home to roost. {more}

Michael Chute .....
"We ain't right wing, we ain't left wing. We're trying to get the folks to see the problem ain't left versus right, it's up versus down." He uses a tool analogy. "A Republican is a standard screw," said Chute. "A Democrat is a Philips screws. So whichever way you vote you get the screw."

The Second Vermont Republic is a nonviolent citizens' network and think tank opposed to the tyranny of Corporate America and the U.S. government, and committed to the peaceful return of Vermont to its status as an independent republic and more broadly the dissolution of the Union. {more}

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Work Will Set Us Free

Music by Jane Jensen, written by Eden Roemer

More music from Jane Jensen

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth." - - Aldous Huxley

Thanks to Pandora at WUFYS for the link ...

Bin Laden Joins Forces With Al Gore


The latest message from the beyond blasts the US and the Western World for global warming.

With the collapse of the Copenhagen summit and the falling value of carbon credits, Gore has decided to take on a well known partner to rally his cause.

Reports are that Bin Laden and Gore will embark upon a world wide tour tentatively called "An Inconvenient Jihad."


Noam Chomsky, upon hearing that Bin Laden was so kind to reference him in the taped release humbly said, "Sometimes our enemies become our friends for the greater good." Chomsky also said he would consider joining Bin Laden and Gore on tour.

Al Jazeera, the CIA and Mossad's favorite middle east news organization, released the taped message from the dead man to counter the disrespectful laughter heard in Obama's SOTU address when he mentioned the urgency of fighting climate change. Who's laughing now?

Bin Laden Deplores Climate Change
Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change.

In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations.

"This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said.

"Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."

'Grave repercussions'

In the new recording, bin Laden says "all the industrial states" are to blame for climate change, "yet the majority of those states have signed the Kyoto Protocol and agreed to curb the emission of harmful gases".

He continued: "However, George Bush junior, preceded by [the US] congress, dismissed the agreement to placate giant corporations. And they are themselves standing behind speculation, monopoly and soaring living costs.

"They are also behind 'globalization and its tragic implications'. And whenever the perpetrators are found guilty, the heads of state rush to rescue them using public money."

The Kyoto Protocol, a UN treaty aimed at combating global warming, was adopted in December 1997 and has since been ratified by 187 states, but not by the US congress.

Although a signatory to the agreement, the US under Bush refused to ratify the treaty, saying that it should contain binding goals for developing countries to reduce emissions as well as those for industrialized nations.

Targeting US dollar

In the new recording, bin Laden said: "Noam Chomsky [the US academic and political commentator] was correct when he compared the US policies to those of the Mafia. They are the true terrorists and therefore we should refrain from dealing in the US dollar and should try to get rid of this currency as early as possible. {more}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union Hangover







Barack Obama greets Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner before the SOTU address and whispers "Let me show you how to lie to Congress and the American public. Watch closely and learn."




I still have a headache from the speech and didn't drink a drop.

One point I caught was where Obama deviated from the prepared speech and added his message to Israel.
"Now, these diplomatic efforts have also strengthened our hand in dealing with those nations that insist on violating international agreements in pursuit of nuclear weapons. That's why North Korea now faces increased isolation, and stronger sanctions -- sanctions that are being vigorously enforced. That's why the international community is more united, and the Islamic Republic of Iran is more isolated. And as Iran's leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt: They, too, will face growing consequences. That is a promise."
"That is a promise" was either ad libbed.or added after the prepared for delivery transcript was released.  

I'm sure Israel and AIPAC was pleased with that promise. I only wonder how far that 'promise' will go in the coming year.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nashville's Tea Party Convention Imploding?

The National Tea Party Convention, or what's left of it, will be in Nashville Feb. 4-6.



'Civil War' in the Tea Party Nation?

What took so long?

The bought and paid for element of the 'tea party' movement has finally been outed in the local media, brought on by defections in the ranks. Some folks eventually did catch on to the scam. Others are just trying to distance themselves from the event because it's a co-opted fraud and they've been caught being a part of it.

The Tea Party Nation webmaster quit and talked a little but only about the money.  "They are not indicative in any way of the Tea Party movement," he said.

A major sponsor walks away not wanting to be tainted by the controversy.

Where it gets interesting is that now Republican Reps Marsha Blackburn and  Michelle Bachmann, two of the 'star' speakers, are having second thoughts. Worried that their association with such a contrived convention may lose them some supporters and votes, they are using the excuse that attending may  'violate congressional ethics rules.' Slick move there ladies. 

The attempt by the Republican, neocon and for profit hijackers to capitalize on the tea party version of protest is failing. Of course the Democrats are fawning over this as they exploit the situation but it's nothing more than theatrics in the false left/right paradigm.


brianakira in a comment summed up many of my thoughts .....
All of these 'Anyone But Bush' 'Anyone But Clinton' and Code Pink and Ron-Paul-Revolution and Tea Party movements are ABSOLUTELY USELESS and if they just result in another Dem-Rep government.

The only thing that has any chance of success would be a non-partisan, non-ideological movement to vote 'Anyone but Dem-Rep".

No need to get into left or right or any sort of philosophy. Just urge people to look at all independents and third parties, whether far left or far right or Christian or atheist or joke candidates or one issue fanatics or pacifists or whatever -- just in general encourage any and all non Dem-Reps to run, and encourage voters to vote for them, even if it ends up as just a protest vote -- until the majority of citizens realize that Dem-Rep is just one puppet party. If there's someone you admire in either wing of Dem-Rep, let them know that you like what they say but you'll be treating them like the plague as long as their affiliated with Dem-Rep.

I really believe this is the only way America can ever become a representative democracy again.

Grassroots still has a chance. You just have to watch who you bed down with.

______________________________________

In other local Tennessee politics,  Keith Talley, the TNDP Communications Director via The Peoples Voice rants about why we can't get compliant voting machines with a paper trail.

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester called yesterday's action by the Senate to delay the Tennessee Voters Confidence Act a partisan move by Republican leadership to deny the state's voters fair and accurate elections.

"Tennessee voters got the shaft today by a shameless group of Republican politicians bent on winning at all costs," Forrester said. "They evidently could care less about trampling on democracy. I hope voters understand they have been had by a group of politicians who cooked up an elaborate scheme to steal elections here in Tennessee. "Their claim that this was only about saving taxpayer money is a bogus one. We have $35 million already set aside in federal funds to buy this equipment and train workers on it. To knowingly mislead the public about this issue is wrong and a disservice to the state."

State lawmakers overwhelmingly passed in 2008 the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act, which requires all county election commissions to make the switch to optical scan machines and paper ballots before the November 2010 elections. {more}

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phil Tourney's “What I Saw That Day"

"Israel’s 1967 Holocaust of American Servicemen Aboard The USS Liberty And Its Aftermath”




Phil Tourney's new book would make a great basis for a screenplay for the movie that should be made but never will be.

We know who runs Hollywood .....















Friends of the USS Liberty,

At long last, the book “What I Saw That Day…Israel’s 1967 Holocaust of American Servicemen Aboard The USS Liberty And Its Aftermath” by USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney is finished and available to the public in electronic media format.

Excerpts from the book–

“How could we have known any better? It was, after all, only about twenty years since WWII was over, and growing up in America, we had all gotten a heavy dose of how badly these people had been treated. How could we not root for poor, seemingly defenseless Israel?…”
–Ch 1–The Trail of Tears

“General Quarters alarm was sounded. I made my way to my duty station, which was one deck above the mess decks. After going down the ladder, I slipped and fell and found myself under the trampling feet of sailors as they made their way to their stations. I rolled over to my right side to get out of their way, got on my feet and joined the stampede to get to my station as well. I got into battle-dress and got my gear ready. “

“On my way back to the deck, I saw the passageways were littered with wounded men. All were bloody and moaning. My shipmates would call out to me and ask me for help. Some of them would ask me, as if I were a doctor, “Hey, man, can you do something about this?” I got to the bridge and saw that Captain McGonagle was badly wounded in the leg but still in command. Rocket and cannon holes were everywhere. Burning napalm was dripping through the holes and into the bridge compartment. I tried hitting the napalm with the Co2 canisters I had, but the fire was so intense, that the Co2 was basically useless. I requested a fire team with water hoses. In hindsight, I realize this was just a waste of time, since the hoses had been shot up like a snake hit with birdshot from a shotgun.”

“Before I left, I looked at my good friend, Francis Brown – a Third-Class Quartermaster, who was steering the ship. We were good friends. We drank beer together, played cards and whatnot. We stood there for a moment, not saying a word but simply locking eyes.

I went to find more Co2 canisters. As soon as I got a hold of one, I flew back up the port ladder to get to the bridge. When I got to the top, I stepped in something wet, causing me to slip and fall on my back violently. The Co2 canister flew out of my hands and came crashing down with a bang that caused everyone, including McGonagle, to look in my direction.

As soon as I got up, I saw what it was that had caused me to slip and fall. My good friend, Francis Brown had caught a machine gun bullet or a piece of shrapnel in the back of the head and his blood was everywhere. His eyes were closed but his face was swelled up like a balloon. It was something that no human being should ever have to see and especially when it is your good friend.

My first thought when seeing this was “Those Arab bastards, they just blew my friend to pieces…”
–Chapter 2–Those Arab Bastards

“At last, the jets realized they would not succeed in sinking us. They called off their attack and left. Before we could breathe a sigh of relief however, the voice of Captain McGonagle came over the intercom, ordering the ship’s crew to prepare for torpedo hit, starboard side.

I looked out to see the torpedo boats coming at us at a high rate of speed. Unlike the jets, the torpedo boats were proudly flying their flag, a Star of David. When I saw the flag and the high rate of speed they were coming at us, I breathed a sigh of relief. Foolishly, I assumed that our beloved ally had scared off the jets and were coming to our rescue.

The delusion lasted for only a minute until I saw the splash of several torpedoes being dropped in the water as they headed towards us. Unable to find a big enough vein during the first time with the air assault, the vampire now moved to a different part of our neck, searching out the jugular.”
–Chapter 2–Rude Awakening

“As the helicopter hovered over us at about fifty feet above the deck, I could see that my worst suspicions had been proven correct. This was not a rescue helicopter. Instead, there were commandos, special forces, armed with sub-machineguns used for close-quarter combat.

I knew immediately they were not here to give us help. They were here to finish what their fellow assassins had been unable to accomplish. They were going to murder the entire crew of the USS Liberty. Then, once we were all dead and they were free to move about as they pleased, they would place explosives in strategic areas of the ship, detonate them and sink us all. The perfect crime, leaving no witnesses.

As the helicopter hovered for a moment, I saw that the troops inside were preparing to board the ship. From no more than 75 feet away, I stood like a dumb-ass in an open doorway where they had a clear shot at me. I locked eyes with one of my would-be assassins who was sitting on the floor of the helicopter. His legs were hanging out, and he had one foot on the skid below as he waited for the order to repel down to the ship’s deck and finish us all off.”
Ch 4–Staring Into The Eyes Of The Devil

“Despite the fact it had not saved us from being attacked the day before, the crew of the Liberty was excited to see the red, white and blue flag of our beloved homeland being displayed on the other ships as they approached. Someone’s voice, (I don’t know whose) came over the ship’s intercom announcing that a destroyer was coming alongside the Liberty. The water was like a sheet of smooth glass – not a ripple to be found. The USS Davis came up alongside us until we were separated only by inches. They threw over about half a dozen lines. We caught them and tied the two ships together. As soon as the ships were wed, a plank was put in place and the men of the Davis started boarding our ship. There were about thirty or forty of them, to my guess.

The emotions of the Davis crew ranged from fury to devastation. Men cursed like sailors and cried like babies. Over and over we heard from them the apologies; that they would have given their family jewels to have been here to stop the carnage. Some of the Davis crew ran their hands over the holes in the ship’s surface, shaking their heads in disgust and outrage.”
–Chapter 6, Eighteen Hours of Hell

To call it an important book may be the greatest understatement of the century, as Phil Tourney’s story literally carries the keys to understanding why America finds itself paralyzed by one tiny nation thousands of miles away.

The electronic media version of “What I Saw That Day…Israel’s 1967 Holocaust of American Servicemen Aboard The USS Liberty And Its Aftermath” by USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney can be purchased online for $10.00 by going to http://thelibertyhour.podbean.com and clicking on the donations icon towards the right side of the homepage. The hardcopy version, soon to be made available and the audio version can be had for $20.00. Those purchasing the electronic media version can use their purchase as credit towards the whole package once available.

Those wanting to order the electronic version but don’t want to use online payment methods can send a check to

Liberty Publications
Box 27 Careywood, Idaho 83809


Dead In The Water



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Celebrities Plead for Haiti but Not for Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza



Hollywood celebs and mainstream musical artists put on a show for Haitian relief last night. You couldn't miss it if you turned on the TV, it was on all the major channels. Reports are that over $1 billion so far has been given worldwide for Haiti. That's well and good if the money is not siphoned off down a rabbit hole of corruption.


But where are the benefit concerts for the man made US disasters of war?

Conspicuously absent ...

Who Hates Haiti? The Iraqis Ought To.
In the 7th year of the illegal and unconstitutional war against Iraq, an earthquake struck Haiti. With thousands dead, with whole towns leveled, the United States acted. It sent millions of dollars in aid; it sent thousands of relief workers; it sent ships; it sent soldiers. It permitted hundreds of thousands of Haitians illegally in the U.S. to remain indefinitely. American grocery stores and pizza parlors set out canisters to collect money for Haitian relief. The plight of Hispaniola's benighted western half was the talk of gym rats. It was on the front pages of daily newspapers.

It was a natural disaster.

Iraq is a man-made disaster.

It has been ignored by the man in Congress and the man in the street. It has been disregarded by the media and by the church.

Why? There are millions dead, murdered with malice aforethought by American soldiers and mercenaries. There are millions of refugees, living hand to mouth in poor Middle-Eastern countries. There are thousands given asylum in the United States and Europe. The country itself is in ruins, bombed and shelled with poisonous uranium, with little electricity, with little potable water, and with barely-functioning sewage treatment.

It's policy. Iraqis are Sand Niggers. Worse, most are Muslim. And Israel sees them as a threat.

And what Israel sees, America believes. {more - Michael Springmann}

I did like Sting's 'Driven to Tears' last night, great lead guitar tone and horns. Too bad he and the others such as Jack Nicholson and Julie Roberts won't take a stand against war and its victims as they have for Haiti.



Neil Young is one of the few 'stars' to actively speak out against war. He looking old but that's to be expected.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

All Checks, No Balances












Who's running the show from behind the curtain?






A Supreme Court ruling for the ages that's just another confirmation that we don't have a constitutional republic. The concept of checks and balances is nothing but a relic and a joke.

Now we can add another wrinkle to the corporate mass media manipulations.This year's elections should be interesting and we'll see how far the deep pocket corporations, maybe even foreign ones, will go to promote or destroy a candidate.

I'm looking for 'blowback' on this takeover. Is it possible to get everyone educated to what is happening in this 'money is free speech' scam and reject all big corporate candidates? Of course that would mean turning our back on almost all from both parties. And that would not be a bad thing.

Another way to possibly counter corporate influence would be to boycott any of them that fund campaign ads. But Americans don't tend to come together with boycotts and if war profiteering corporations create ads, well, how do you boycott someone like Boeing or Lockheed Martin.

This ruling is also a states rights issue that supposedly overrides existing state laws in favor of corporations.

Alan Grayson had a few choice words to say about the decision and thinks he may have a way to stop it. We'll be watching his "Save Our Democracy" package, 5 bills introduced in anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling to prevent a corporate takeover of government in America. 



Reining in the executive and judicial branches is the key point in Ron Paul's State of the Republic Address. Agree with him or not in every area, he talks about issues that should be at the forefront of debate.

Video:  Part 1 ~~~ Part 2 ~~~ Part 3
 Key points .....
What is it that we must do? We must immediately embark on:

• Balance the budget by reducing spending
• Change our foreign policy to that of non-intervention
• A full audit and more supervision of the Federal Reserve leading to abolishing the Federal Reserve
• Legalize competition to the Federal Reserve with competing currencies
• Regain respect for civil liberties and privacy while reigning in the CIA
• Wean ourselves off the dependence of wealth transfers by government
• Abolish crony capitalism-no subsidies, no bailouts, no regulatory or tax privileges to protect the powerful elite, especially the military industrial complex
• Eliminate the income tax, inheritance tax and taxes on savings and dividends.


None of this can happen without the restoration of Congress to its dominant position of the three Branches of Government as was originally intended by the Constitution. The Executive and Judicial must be reined in, and Congress must assert its prerogatives over all legislation curtailing all unconstitutional agendae through budgetary controls. (more - transcript of the videos)

Democrats Breathe a Sigh of Relief



The real winners in the Massachusetts senate election of Scott Brown were the democrats.  Many of them were facing a backlash going into the 2010 elections but now they not only have someone to blame for their failure to pass some of their criminal scams but also can back off for awhile in pressing the agenda. No telling how many dems will keep their seat because of Brown's vote against the health care fraud.

Maybe congress will not feel the need to continue some of the controversial aspects such as cap and trade and immigration 'reform' and hope their constituents will have short memories as to some of the things they pulled in 09. Perhaps laying low will be the dems tactic.

Banking reform is a safer nonpartisan issue that Obama is now attempting, although it's hard to believe anything  he's pushing is really in the interests of the people especially when Paul Volcker is one of the architects. Will we even see an 'audit the fed' full congressional vote this year?

As usual the two parties will find common ground on a few things; 'national security,' military funding and war. Few in congress will challenge that.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown - Vetted and Approved by ...

Israel and AIPAC of course ...



Hidden beneath the media hype of Scott Brown as the 'savior' fighting against some of Obama's policies is the fact that he is just another warmongering Israel first lackey.

His election is touted as a referendum against the Democrat controlled Congress and their excesses and he may give a few token votes of opposition but in the areas of war and empire he will be in lockstep with the two party war machine.

A thirty year National Guard veteran, now a  lieutenant colonel who has never been deployed to a war zone, he has used his uniform as a photo op to show he is tough against 'al qaeda' and Iran.

The bankers will surely love him and he will love them back. He's a part of their class, owning 5 homes in New England, and a timeshare condo in Aruba.

Brown doesn't have much experience in politics but I'm sure his friends at AIPAC and in the military/industrial/CIA complex will take him by the hand and lead him through the minefields.

Without even a single day as Senator, there's already some 'Brown for President' calls. There will most likely be more as he gets extensive media coverage. Maybe a Palin/Brown partnership?

Thanks Massachusetts, once again you give us someone who will keep the 'war on terror' chugging along.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Intensifying "Service Nation"

There seems to be a convergence of several aspects in the agenda of 'service nation.'
There's the Haiti message of “just send your cash” or adopt kids or entertain the idea of allowing illegals to stay in the US and maybe bring refugees in.

The MLK Day of Service

The Rockefeller Foundation announcement of grants to cities for some beginnings of a bureaucracy of 'service.'

There's Service Nation and their endorsers, Serve.gov, Cities of Service and their like. Government and 'NGO' agencies ready to teach you the best way to volunteer and give.

A 'service law,' The Serve America Act has been passed and is in the early stages of implementation. Mandatory volunteerism is one of the long term goals. Kids make good workers and spies if they're not needed as soldiers.

Volunteering and helping your neighbors is a basic human virtue. There are local networks and individuals who do tremendous work in service of their fellow man. If it wasn't for the theft of our labor and wages by government extortion called taxes we could do much more.

As with everything else in the agenda of globalized slavery, service must be centralized. The problems are too great for the locals to handle. We have to create a federal bureaucracy to coordinate 'service' and make it more efficient. It will be a for profit effort for a few. The rest of us get brownshirts.

The policy of service through funding as defined in general terms by the Rockefeller initiatives ...
Through grantmaking, the Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. The Foundation is a proactive grantmaker. We seek out opportunities to fund work that addresses the Foundation’s areas of focus and contributes to one or more of our initiatives, rather than simply reacting to unsolicited proposals. Only proposals that fall within the Foundation’s initiatives are considered. {source}

Time to Plan for the Spring Growing Season

Since it appears there will be no economic recovery for the majority of Americans this year, it's pertinent that we continue to prepare to live with less money. That doesn't necessarily mean a lower quality of life, especially when it comes to good food. Speculation is that more families will garden this year and that seed supplies will sell out even faster than in 2009. January is a good time to order seed and plan.



For those of us who were around in the late 60's, early 70's, the Whole Earth Catalog was our 'bible' to self sufficiency. Between it and the tales of the great depression from our parents and grandparents it was a starting point whose time has come again.

Whole Earth has a website here if you want to take a look back at it.









From the Daily Survival comes a link to a ton of information on self sufficient living. Since there's a globalist plan to turn the U.S. into a third world country, some of the info may come in handy.
It's 13 gig of pamphlets, instructional manuals and how-to guides for the third world. A combination of resources by a whole alphabet soup of governments and NGOs like USAID and Peace Corps. You can find detailed, easy to read instructions for raising just about every kind of livestock and edible plant, how to build or make simple farming and building machines and how to build everything from houses to water rams to fish farms.

Your tax dollars probably paid for it, you might as well get some use out of it.

http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/cd3wd/index.htm

Organic Gardening is a long time source of gardening info and not to dissuade you from subscribing to the print edition but most of the information needed is available not only at their site but also throughout the net with simple searches.

Seedman.com is an excellent source of all kinds of seeds. It's even recommended by the local farmers co-op for some things that they don't carry.

And don't waste any kitchen scraps and organic material. Compost it. If you don't have room for a compost pile or just don't want to fool with it, there's always trench composting which can be utilized easily.

The main thing is to do a little planning, a little more learning and keep a little more change in our pocket instead of spending it on high priced organic produce or low quality factory farm foods. We'll always need that extra change for something else.

"We need to take out the CIA!"

Ron Paul says the obvious much like JFK once did. The big difference is that Dr. Paul can get by with it.


U.S. troops in Haiti to prevent Aristide's return
(WMR) -- President Obama, in keeping with his CIA lineage, has permitted the Pentagon under Robert Gates to take charge of the humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti.

As Cuban and Venezuelan field hospitals were already rendering first aid and trauma care to Haitians injured in the mega-quake, Obama was gathered at a White House photo op with Vice President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officers to state that U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft would fly over Haiti to assess the situation from the air. A U.S. P-3 Orion spy plane from Comalapa air base in El Salvador was dispatched to conduct the surveillance operation, an act that was already being accomplished by earth satellites, the images of which were available on Google Maps.

As Obama was garnering praise from such sycophantic White House outlets as the largely-discredited Washington Post, a 37-person Icelandic search-and-rescue team was pulling trapped earthquake victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince. Iceland, a nation bankrupted by Obama’s banker pals on Wall Street and in the City of London, was able to react in a way that the slumbering and oafish dying super-power, the United States, could not -- with action aimed at providing immediate assistance to the Haitian people. {more}

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thoughts for a Monday






The Humanitarian Puppet and Predator Show

Obama's Katrina




General Gambit
The war for the future of the human race is more about truth –vs- lies, than it is about a physical contest between hostile adversaries. The strangest part of it all is that no one is seeking absolute vindication in this war of perceptions as either a liar or a “truth” teller. No one wants to pin down the other side for telling obvious lies. Why is that? Everybody has something to hide in the war on terror.

Dig too deeply, or expose the most dangerous lies strung together to tie-up the world in a state of permanent limited war, and the flimsy alliances and “coalitions of the willing” begin to fall apart. The utter hypocrisy of the entire “war on terror” brings to the front all the worst traits of mankind, in an endeavor that is the most stupendous fraud ever perpetuated upon the human race. {more - Peter Chamberlin}

King Day

Who Killed Martin Luther King

The Fatal Shot Came From a Different Direction

The Real Reason They Killed Martin Luther King

Google's Deep CIA Connections
The western media is currently full of articles on Google's 'threat to quit China' over internet censorship issues, and the company's 'suspicion' that the Chinese government was behind attempts to 'break-in' to several Google email accounts used by 'Chinese dissidents'.

However, the media has almost completely failed to report that Google's surface concern over 'human rights' in China is belied by its their deep involvement with some of the worst human rights abuses on the planet:
Google is, in fact, is a key participant in U.S. military and CIA intelligence operations involving torture; subversion of foreign governments; illegal wars of aggression; and military occupations of countries which have never attacked the U.S. and which have cost hundreds of thousands of lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and elsewhere.{more - Revelations}

American Terrorists Deployed in Haiti
Blackwater ~ And these thugs are on the government payroll why again? Oh, wait. I know. Our military is stretched tighter than Joan River's face. {more -Facts Not Fairies}

Listening for His Master's Voice
Awakening is not optional. It’s mandatory. Those seeking to awaken are in a far better position than those who are not. It’s a matter of degrees. It’s a matter of what it’s going to take. {more - Les Visible}



Some new 9/11 Pentagon photos?













The psyops of Islamic demonization sometimes works on the locals and they act on it ...
Sign for Islamic Center of Murfreesboro vandalized

Israel sends organ harvesting team to Haiti?
The Empire's officially sanctioned news outlets like CNN and FOX have been giving coverage to Apartheid Israel sending a rescue team to Haiti, heaping praise and adoration upon that nation of war mongers, but NO news about the rescue team from Iceland, which was one of the first to arrive.

Why? Is it because Iceland is thumbing its nose at the international banking cartel and trying to dig its way out from under IMF imposed debt without caving in to that band of pirates?

Gotta teach those 'uppity' Icelanders a hard lesson in economics. {more - Greg Bacon}



Taliban Attacks Afghan Capital

Taliban Put Kabul Under Seige









When did America become a goddamn homeland?
Stupid is what this country has become for damn sure. Big difference between stupid and ignorant. Ignorance can be overcome by learning. Stupid, well, there isn't much hope in hell for stupid. Faux Noise and the "two party" system are for the stupid. {more - Joe Bageant}

Have bombs, must drop 'em ... We'll buy more ...
Saudi Warplanes attack northern Yemen again


We're the US government ... We'll save you ...


Police in Haiti open fire on starving survivors

Thousands more US troops to arrive in Haiti today

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Israel, Haiti and Gaza








Israel airdrops 'aid' to Gaza





The media is giving Israel positive reviews on their humanitarian aid to Haiti but is silent about their continued blockade of aid to Gaza.

Leave it to Haaretz to even mention the disconnect.
Israel's aid to Haiti won't save Gaza 

The Israeli newspaper reader knows about the baby pulled from the wreckage in Port-au-Prince. Few have heard about the infants who sleep in the ruins of their families' homes in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces prohibition of reporters entering the Gaza Strip is an excellent excuse for burying our heads in the sand of Tel Aviv's beaches; on a good day, the sobering reports compiled by human rights organizations such as B'Tselem, Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel on the situation in Gaza are pushed to the newspapers' back pages. To get an idea of what life is like in the world's largest prison, one must forgo "Big Brother" and switch to one of the foreign networks. 

The disaster in Haiti is a natural one; the one in Gaza is the unproud handiwork of man. Our handiwork. The IDF does not send cargo planes stuffed with medicines and medical equipment to Gaza. The missiles that Israel Air Force combat aircraft fired there a year ago hit nearly 60,000 homes and factories, turning 3,500 of them into rubble. Since then, 10,000 people have been living without running water, 40,000 without electricity. Ninety-seven percent of Gaza's factories are idle due to Israeli government restrictions on the import of raw materials for industry. Soon it will be one year since the international community pledged, at the emergency conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, to donate $4.5 billion for Gaza's reconstruction. Israel's ban on bringing in building materials is causing that money to lose its value.{more}
The alternative media does have a few folks with something to say about the hypocrisy.
Where is the media, the donations, the outrage & support for the people if Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq? Why are we giving the US & Israel applause for helping in Haiti while they are continuing to destroy, occupy and murder millions half a world away? Why are we applauding George W. Bush and putting his name on a donation fund to help Haiti when he should be arrested for war crimes related to torture, invasion of a sovereign nation, use of white phosphorous & targeting civilians in two occupied lands? {more - Political Theatrics}
Two weeks ago, almost 2,000 internationals came to Egypt and Gaza in a massive show of civil society support for the people of Gaza.  1,362 persons representing 44 countries in the Gaza Freedom March and over 500 persons with the Viva Palestina Convoy let the people of Gaza know of their concern for the tragic consequences of the actions of their governments in support of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade.
Yet, two weeks later, with the apparent approval of governments (United States, European Community and Canada) who support the quarantine, blockade and siege of Gaza, Israel and Egypt have tightened the squeeze to wring the lifeblood out of the people of Gaza. {more - Ann Wright}
The US and Israel start wars based on lies, kill and displace millions while stealing resources and profiteering but give us a 'natural' disaster and we'll show the world the great humanitarians we are.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cass Sunstein ... here ... 'nudge' this



Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar is a piece of work. A dual citizen, zionist first, Chicago mafia, anti-constitution, bill of rights hating, Supreme Court wannabe is all over the alternative news with the finding and public outing of his 2008 treatise on destroying the opposition. He also wrote a book called 'Nudge' that just by it's name explains the administrations tactics of slow but sure domination.

But his talk is old, it won't work. He can attack the 2nd Amendment all he wants but all he has done is warn us. These guys think they can disseminate their American hate speech to their cohorts just like PNAC did and we won't be paying attention. Too late, we're watching.

The sickest aspect of the Sunstein agenda is that he is portraying himself as an animal activist. Yeah ... he's all for animal rights but when it comes to the free speech and constitutional rights of humans, well ... that's a different story.

Most likely, all the Sunstein talk is nothing but a diversion. The controlling powers know that the opposition is awakening and that it's not yet time for a confrontation.

They can keep 'nudging' all they want but all they're going to get is a big push back.

Friday, January 15, 2010

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain










Cheyenne ~ Feb. 26, 1995 - Jan.15, 2010

A friend, an ally, a loved one ...


"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying." George Bird Evans

"Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really." Agnes Sligh Turnbull

A fist full of dollars - for a few dollars more


Call me cynical but when Clinton and Bush team up to orchestrate money for a humanitarian purpose I have my doubts.

Especially when he makes the statement ...
"When I work places, everybody knows I don't tolerate corruption."



Clinton was named UN special envoy to Haiti last May.
Haiti is important to the former president, a former Clinton administration official said, and was the first place his administration intervened abroad. In 1994, Clinton ordered the U.S. military to intervene in Haiti to restore Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power several years after the former president was ousted in a military coup.
Aristide and his regime's corruption is well documented. (unless this is CIA rewritten history}

Aristide is now crying for his homeland and wants to return from exile and help rebuild.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Al Qaeda Air Force












Gulfstream II ...al qaeda's nice ride ...


Hardly a day goes by without a new twist in the 'tales of al qaeda.' This time it's U.S oblivious to al'Qaidas aviation network.

Reuters gives us the 'leaked' report in Al Qaeda linked to rogue aviation network.
The document warned that a growing fleet of rogue jet aircraft was regularly crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. On one end of the air route, it said, are cocaine-producing areas in the Andes controlled by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. On the other are some of West Africa's most unstable countries.

The report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, was ignored, and the problem has since escalated into what security officials in several countries describe as a global security threat. {more}

Now every drug smuggling, automatic weapon needing, branching out into other areas criminal gang is teaming up with al qaeda. Even Hezbollah is getting in on the action.

It's a good cover story for the CIA and banker dope racket. Who knows, maybe some of these smugglers are getting a little too uppity and cutting in on the profits? Always remember the old saying 'the government hates competition.'

And why not use taxpayer money to eliminate the competition? Nothing like a global security threat to get the funding flowing.



While we're spending and losing trillions of dollars in manufactured wars feeding the banker/military industrial complex, Haiti appears to be pretty much destroyed. Our government won't spend very much to help rebuild it unless it's in our interests. They're hoping and pushing for the private sector and other countries to give.

Maybe we need a military base there? That will help the effort. And we can never have too many staging areas in case we want to invade anywhere in South America. That 'al qaeda air force' is getting to be a problem.







Also see ~  A. Peasant's "The Record Company."

University of Tennessee Students Riot in Protest

No, not because of illegal wars in the Middle East. No, not because of the fascist police state here in our country and the continued loss of our rights. Not even because of budget cuts to higher education. Not because of anything worthwhile in a social sense ... but because football coach Lane Kiffin quit after one year.

Pathetic. Protesting just ain't what it used to be.




Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Murderous Zionist Piece of Shit - Calling a Spade a Spade

I saw part of this video on O'Reilly tonight and that talking head slut said the secret service should have arrested the guy who confronted Bush the elder in a Houston restaurant and had a few choice words to say to him. Arrested for what? Free speech? Telling the truth? Murderous zionist piece of shit pretty much sums up the life of this psychopath, just one of many Bush traitors. Crude and rude. You bet. But no words can be too strong when speaking truth to power.

While on the subject of media whores, this rant sums it up for many of us .....

Enough! Time We Call a Spade a Spade









“The Children of bin Laden.” Right.

I’ve simply had it with all the soft-pedaling. In terms of referring to the whores who constitute today’s media, it’s time we said it like it is: Everything we read in the newspapers and periodicals; all that we watch on television; every word we hear over the radio is controlled by the very people who orchestrated 9/11.

Our media are not “mainstream” (that’s far too benign and misleading a term)

They are not “compliant”.
They are not “bought”.
They are not “passive”.
They are not “obsequious.”
They are not “sycophantic.”

They are CONTROLLED!

We’d better wake up to this glaring, sickening, undeniable FACT. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be getting through to even the hardcore amongst those in the 9/11 truth movement. I’m tired of hearing people, in their ignorance (denial?) continuing to cut these people miles of slack, feeling sorry for these poor folks who still haven’t “got it.”

No matter how slanted the reportage; how skewed the facts; how twisted the logic, that’s all we continue to hear: “These poor idiots just don’t get it.”

Of course they “get it.”

The ‘Powers That Be’ have every one of these foot-licking lackeys by the throat. There have been far too many reports of individuals being told they’d lose their jobs if they pushed the 9/11 issue with their editors, so it’s time we stopped referring to these willing peddlers of disinformation as innocuous thick-skulled dolts. Come on, my kid figured out 9/11 when he was barely fourteen! Given the ocean of facts available online, it’s ludicrous to think these seasoned reporters don’t ‘get it.’

It’s time we woke up. Most of these media foot soldiers and talking heads are accomplices to the greatest crime in human history—a crime perpetrated by (or at the least, in the full knowledge of) their own bosses.

Instead, we come up with syrupy words like “sycophantic” to quietly mitigate our sense of helplessness, assuage our conscience, and turn a blind eye to these peoples’ complicit roles.

Does anyone out there actually believe the average reporter on the beat doesn’t know the truth about 9/11?

Does anyone out there really think the editorial gatekeepers who help purvey this bilge don’t know the TRUTH? Of course they do!

Are they idiots? Of course not.

Are their balls so tightly cinched in the corporate vice they walk around perpetually crossed-eyed? You’re damn right they are -- and there’s bugger-all any of these reporters and editors can do about it — not if they want to keep their jobs.

Consider Newsweek’s latest cover.

Do you really think the reporters who churn out this rot are unaware that the Christmas ‘attack’ played out by that poor Nigerian zombie was a blatant false flag orchestrated by the same people who publish their rags? Heck, half the world now knows the Christmas “attack” was a con job — and these reporters don’t?

So who is it that owns Newsweek? The Washington Post, a group run by Katherine Meyer Graham, the principal stockholder and the board chairman of the Washington Post Co. -- and, like most publishers in this country, a hardcore US-Israeli dual-citizen Zionist. In 1979, she appointed her son Donald Graham (another congenital Zionist who verily worships the ‘holy land’) publisher of the paper. He now also holds the posts of president and CEO of the Washington Post Co. The Washington Post Co. has a number of other media holdings in newspapers, television, and magazines, most notably the nation’s number-two weekly newsmagazine — voila! -- Newsweek.

So there; that’s who owns Newsweek. As well as virtually every other media source around the world.

So who controls this garbage that we’re all spoon-fed on a daily basis via television, radio, and print?

The very same scum who gave us 9/11. Yes, the very people who continue to pour upon us this endless deluge of blood are the ones who control the very media that ‘cover’ their trails.

So let’s stop beating about the bush and call a spade a spade: There’s nothing “sycophantic” about the people who report up to those who broadcast our “news”. They — every one of them — if not traitors themselves, are whores who report to traitors.

“The Children of bin Laden” indeed.
source - redactednews by way of WRH

Al Jazeera ~ People & Power - White Power USA

From this 'documentary' one might get the idea that Al Jazeera is funded by Homeland Security, the ADL or the SPLC. It's the old divide and conquer technique with the emphasis on increased violence from whites.

It's well known that most of the larger 'nationalist' groups are infiltrated and prodded by government operatives. And why would groups that claim to growing and spokesmen for a large number of Americans use nazi symbolism and 'sieg heils' as rallying calls? All of that plays right into the hands of government repression. It's what the Fed's want.



Erroll Southers is Barack Obamas nominee to head the Transportation Safety Administration and in a video rants about Christian identity terrorists groups. 


There's a game plan here and it's one we don't want to play.

Monday, January 11, 2010

War and the Media Allies



ABC News goes to Kabul to promote new anchor Diane Sawyer and all things war. If you like your propaganda state of the art combining policy, combat and humanitarian angles, ABC has you covered.



Permanent war must have its media accomplishes and ABC is just one of many more than willing to assist.

Just in time for Diane's visit, 3 more Americans die along with 3 of their NATO buddies.

But there are plenty of bodies to take their place and lots of money to be spread around to the media, eh Diane ...


In other war and media whore news .....

Sara Palin becomes a Fox New contributor.

It must be 'God's plan.' He can never have too many cheerleaders for war....

Monday Musings















art by Doctor Insanovic



Taking Tea With the Lizards
The Republican Party will beat the living piss out of anybody for a buck. The Democrats will fly the flag of FDR, even as they pirate the public coffers on behalf of Wall Street. Don't think the American people have not noticed these things. After thirty years of pistol whipping and emptying of their wallets, they've started to figure out there just may be a public robbery underway, with both parties as accomplices. {more - Joe Bageant}

Mossad and the CIA Turn Up the Heat
Parts of the mainstream media sometimes tell the truth.

A January 2010 issue of the German business magazine "Focus Money" details the doubts about the official story on 9/11.

Cracks in 9/11 Mythology: "We do not believe you!" German Business Journal ...

The "Focus Money" article suggests that the collapse of the World Trade Center could have been a controlled demolition.

The magazine states, that it is "not only serious politicians who do not want to believe the official version any more ", but also, "there are also thousands of scientists, who question 9/11". {more - aangirfan}

News Roundup from Irish4Palestine
So, George Mitchell goes on television and impersonates Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” character, and tells Israel “Under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel." Never mind, Israel‘s not worried in the least. It’s money has been well spent throughout the US Congress and Senate. Defense Minister Ehud Barak tells U.S. Senators: I know your support for Israel will continue.

In a scene more reminiscent of Stephen King’s miniseries “The Stand” Where Trashcan Man keeps repeating the phrase “My life for you!” as he works carrying out the Devils will. In America we see Zionist US Senator Joe (I’m pretending to be Progressive and Democratic) Lieberman , and Repug Senator John (Bomb Iran and every other Muslim country) McCain, currently involved in a massive pissing contest, to see who can be the best Israeli lackey of all time. “My Life For You……….” Here's an interesting statistic, I was just reading where 100 people in America die per year from lightening strikes, where’s a good bolt when you need one….{more}

Palestine ~ Aliens in Our Own Land
WHY? For nearly 62 years the world has turned a blind eye to the existence of the Palestinian people. For nearly 62 years we have lived under the most brutal occupation of this and the last century. For nearly 62 years we have been treated both by the zionists and the world at large as aliens from a different planet. WHY?

Are we not human? Do we not pain when our children are murdered right in front of our eyes? {more - Desert Peace}

The Shadow War in Afghanistan
In this war, drones are not the agency’s only weapon. The CIA also seems to specialize in running highly controversial, kick-down-the-door “night raids” in conjunction with Afghan paramilitary forces. Such raids, when launched by US Special Operations forces, have led to highly publicized and heavily protested civilian casualties. Sometimes, according to reports, the CIA actually conducts them in conjunction with special ops forces.

In a recent American-led night raid in Kunar province, eight young students were, according to Afghan sources, detained, handcuffed and executed. The leadership of this raid has been attributed, euphemistically, to “other government agencies” (OGAs) or “non-military Americans”. These raids, whether successful in the limited sense or not, don’t fit comfortably with the Obama administration’s “hearts and minds” counter-insurgency strategy. {more}



KU Medical Center continues to torture and murder innocent primates with impunity.....

The USDA laws are a joke in the eyes of those of us who believe that all sentient beings have the basic rights to live free from human-inflicted slavery, torture, and murder. And your torture facility doesn’t even respect and maintain the basic LEGAL standards of care mandated by the USDA. Yet you had the audacity to squawk to the media that the ““materials publicly distributed in the Kansas City area by protestors contained gross inaccuracies” when we protested against your incarceration and vivisection of innocent, defenseless primates? Your arrogance is astounding! {more - Jason Miller}





Senate Democrat calls for vast expansion of "no-fly list
The current standard for placing individuals on the no-fly list requires actual evidence rather than mere suspicion, but Feinstein criticized this as unduly complex. “It should be simplified that, if you have reasonable suspicion that an individual is connected to terrorism or a terrorist group, bingo, they go on the no-fly list,” she said. {more - Patrick Martin}

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in WB
Palestinian sources say Israeli military forces began to demolish their homes in the northern West Bank after evacuating some 40 families from the area.

Five Israeli bulldozers and more than 15 military jeeps stormed the area in the West Bank village of Tana near Nablus on Sunday, Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian official in charge of settlement-related issues told Ma'an News Agency.

The army demolished 20 houses and 12 agricultural storehouses. { more - WUFYS}

TSA lies exposed: Full-body scanner machines do save and transmit images, secret documents reveal
The TSA has been lying to the American people about full-body scanners. The agency has insisted that these "digital strip search" machines are incapable of save, storing or transmitting the images they take. This, we are told, makes it okay for people to be digitally strip-searched.

But secret documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (www.EPIC.org) have revealed that these machines do indeed posses precisely such capabilities. According to TSA specification requirement documents that have been uncovered by the EPIC, all full-body scanners purchased by the TSA must have the ability to both save and transmit the scanned images of air passengers.{more - Mike Adams}