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  • 21stCenturyWire Dec 2, 2012 The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications ... where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips.  ...  Every revolution needs a good crisis in order to germinate its seed.  ie.. Global Financial Meltdown ...
  • BeforeItsNews Mississippi River Impassable In Two Weeks  ...   According to the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council, the country’s busiest inland waterway is nearly too low already for barges loaded with coal, steel and other commerce. And it is expected to dry up considerably in the next couple of week due to the summer drought ...
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  • BankingOnCrisis Nov 29, 2012  Golden Dawn, 1980-2012. The Neonazis' Road to Parliament  ...   425.000 Greek voters sided with a neonazi political party in the last election.   Though Golden Dawn is implicated in a surge of violent attacks, and while its views range from the ridiculous to the downright racist, its popularity is rising by the day. 
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  • TobaccoFreeKids U.S. Judge Orders Tobacco Companies to Admit Deception and Tell the Truth to the American People ...   A federal judge today ordered tobacco companies to admit that they have deliberately deceived the American public and finally tell the truth about their deadly and addictive products and fraudulent marketing.
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  • WorkersRights, and RT Walmart 'failed to protect' dead Bangladesh workers   ...  Walmart has come under attack from labor monitors over the burnt-down garment factory in Bangladesh, which was producing clothes for America’s largest retailer.  Faded Glory  NYTimes Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster ... only one exit.
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  • CarbonBrief  Nov 26, 2012 How is science underpinning the climate talks in Doha?  With the world's eyes on the UNFCCC climate summit in Doha this week, we take a look at some recent developments in scientific and political research that could help progress towards meaningful emission reductions.
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  • Strategic-Culture  Nov 25, 2012  Benghazi Attack.- Libya’s Green Resistance Did It… And NATO Powers Are Covering Up  (not al Queda, not "Inocence of Muslims), but the Libyan Green Resistance to NATO invasion.
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  • Debkafile Nov 24, 2012 Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire for halting the eight-day Israeli Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai next week,
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  • Presidential Policy Directive 20?
  • CorporateActionNetwork  Nov 22, 2012 Walmart Protest reports, actions  ... BlackFriday
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  • NFU Nov 21, 2012  Anonymous hacker attacks should not be supported.  Obama will use them to take away liberties.  Epic FOIA request, Presidential Policy Directive 20 ..  Epic
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  • Xinhua Nov 20, 2012 Radical rebels reject Syrian opposition coalition, calling for Islamic state ...  National Coordination Body (NCB), ...  "we want the democratic change to be made inside the country, but not by a foreign will."
  • Signs of the Times Nov 2012  Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda  ...   We've extensively documented that the U.S. and Israel created Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in an attempt to fight other enemies. 
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  • Daily Mail  Pentagon chiefs were stunned to discover that a U.S. air force base had lost control of 50 nuclear, inter-continental missiles.  ...  As multiple error codes appeared on the computer control system at FE Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Minuteman III missiles went into ‘LF Down’ status, which meant that officers were unable to communicate with them.
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  • CorporateActionNetwork  Walmart BlackFriday
  • Huffington Post  Nov 16, 2012  Republican state lawmakers in Texas submitted two bills this week seeking to counteract the federal government's controversial powers of indefinite detention and overzealous searches by the TSA  GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson filed a measure that would nullify controversial aspects of the 2012 NDAA, ...  The measure declares that any "intentional" touching of "the anus, breast, buttocks, or sexual organ of the other person, including touching through clothing," without probable cause would be considered a violation of the law.
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  • OccupyAmerica.Crooks&Liars Nov 15, 2012 ...   Spain to Halt Evictions After Homeowner Suicides  ...  Banks have repossessed close to 400,000 homes in Spain since a property bubble burst in 2008 and the nation subsequently sank into recession, ...    Nearly one million homes now sit vacant in Spain.
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  • RT  Nov 14, 2012  Mega strike hits Europe: Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Malta....
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  • Yahoo  Israel False Flag attacks list
  • Spire Law Group  Nov 2012 Global Money Laundering Network of U.S. Banks Revealed by Spire Lawyers’ Investigation Following 2010, the public discourse is now filled with public evidence and revelations of the unbelievable answer to this question. As a result of recent revelations of governmental and corporate corruption, Spire Lawyers have used their investigative and technological experience to unmask the size and scope of the banks’ international money laundering scandal. As it turns out, the scandal did not cease in 2008, but, rather, was expanded to thousands of companies now owned by federally chartered U.S. banks and located in “money laundering havens” like the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, and Luxembourg.   MarketWatch  IntelHub CNBC Krim murders
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  • EUTimes  Nov 12, 2012  Obama Topples Top Coup Leader After Washington Gun Battle  ...  The Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) is reporting today that President Barack Obama has accelerated the purge of US Military officers involved in a coup against his regime by the “firing in disgrace” of former Four-Star Army General and current Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus [first photo left] yesterday.  more
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  • KeepTalkingGreece  Nov 11, 2012 Livestream, protests  and OccupiedLondon  The 7th November was the night the Greek government passed the next round of deeply unpopular austerity measures. Thousands took to the streets to vent their anger. As the crowds grew, the rain hammered down, and the police were soon to violently disperse the crowds. The security forces for the first time in Athens, used water cannons on old and young people alike. Both sides are becoming increasingly prone to violence, as outside forces continue to dictate Greece’s sovereignty.
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  • Military Officers for 9/11 Truth
  • AE911Truth  Nov 10, 2012   Wake up your Campus to the 9/11 Evidence: Join the College Ourreach Team.  If you are a student or professor, or if you live near a university, junior college, or any place of higher learning, we invite you to volunteer with AE911Truth and start organizing at your school to promote a new World Trade Center investigation. The College Outreach Team has been revived for the 2012–2013 school year in conjunction with the promising Spring AE911Truth College Speaking Tour,
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  • TimesofIndia Nov 8,2012   US election results: Barack Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu  Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the US presidential election. 
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  • YouTube / WMR  Nov 6, 2012  Is the Romney "fix" in for Ohio? A group of election protection advocates held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington,DC on November 5 to announce the filing of a lawsuit by Ohio Green Party congressional candidate Bob Fitrakis to halt the use of electronic voting machines in 39 Ohio counties, Ohio Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted approved the installation of an untested and incertitude software "patch" in e-voting machines.  Lawsuit: Robert Fitrakis vs. John Husted Electronic Systems & Software. US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Judge Greg Frost docket # 2:12 CV 1015
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  • Facebook Nov 6, 2012  photo Tel-aviv, Israel, . half a million protesters against the economic &political system - and that in a country of 7 million inhabitants. Jews, Arabs, Foreign workers, Refugees and students marched together chanting "The People demand social justice".
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  • OccupyBarcelona photos
  • YouTube Nov 5, 2012 Large fluxes of carbon, material and water pass from the Siberian Tundra to the Arctic Ocean. Örjan Gustafsson, professor of bio-geochemistry at Stockholm University has studied the effects that these fluxes have on the climate.
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  • Guardian Nov 3, 2012 Nobel Peace Prize winning Obama's "disposition matrix" has been developed and will be overseen by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). One of its purposes is "to augment" the "separate but overlapping kill lists" maintained by the CIA and the Pentagon: to serve, in other words, as the centralized clearinghouse for determining who will be executed without due process based upon how one fits into the executive branch's "matrix".
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  • NFU September Morn Nov 2, 2012  , a 9/11 Truth film, starring Sheen, Asner, Harrelson, 2013
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  • Pakistan Observer Nov 2, 2012  22 groups urge EU to boycott Israeli settlers products   ...  Ankara— a boycott would undercut their economic reason for staying there.  The Palestinians want to establish a state in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and besieged Gaza and say settlements steal their own territory. About 311,000 Israeli settlers and 2.5 million Palestinians live in the occupied West Bank.  see BigCampaign Boycott Israeli goods
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  • HangTheBankers Oct 31, 2012  Bill Gates Admits to Chemtrails  Geo-engineers are finally coming out of the “chemtrail” closet, as reports are now emerging about deliberate plans in the works to dump untold tons of sulfate chemicals into the atmosphere for the purported purpose of fighting so-called “global warming.”  see Guardian  US geoengineers to spray sun-reflecting chemicals from balloon Experiment in New Mexico will try to establish the possibility of cooling the planet by dispersing sulphate aerosols
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  • PublicIntegrity Oct 31, 2012  U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson, a moderate (pro-energy)  Republican, has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters in New Mexico not to vote for her. But it’s not big-business-backed super PACs that are targeting her — it’s a who’s who of the nation’s largest environmental groups. Meanwhile, only $250,000 has been spent urging voters to reject her opponent, Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich (pro-union, conservationist), all of it by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Stuff.nz Oct 30, 2012  Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Thief in the Night?  The vast majority of New Zealanders would be shocked to hear that our own government is involved in closed-door negotiations with the US and other countries to sign an agreement which will severely undermine our sovereignty.  which securing new rights and privileges for international corporations, while reducing the ability of nation states to oppose them.  . Under the proposed agreement, foreign companies that invest in New Zealand will have the power to take New Zealand to an international trade arbitration panel, and possibly even sue us for damages, if our government passes a law that negatively effects their business
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  • Guardian  Oct 30, 2012, New (2013)  9/11 Truth movie, starring Ed Asner, Woody Harrelson and Martin Sheen.  ... called September Morn, 'We the people demand an independent investigation into the tragic events of 9/11' ... Sheen grew suspicious (and joined the truther movement) after his son Charlie, also an actor, alerted him to apparent contradictions, such as how a structure known as "Building 7" fell.

 

  • TruthOut Oct 29, 2012 Severe Birth Defects Soar in Post-War Iraq  ...  A new study confirms what many Iraqi doctors have been saying for years – that there is a virtual epidemic of rare congenital birth defects in cities that suffered bombing and artillery and small arms fire in the U.S.-led attacks and occupations of the country.  Depleted Uranium  ... and GlobalResearch
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  • ShaleShockMedia Oct 28, 2012  USGS: Pressure from higher-ups at USGS forced our hand  ...  A report from a group called the Radioactive Waste Management Associates (RWMA), which is researching the risk of increased radon pollution in the Marcellus Shale belt. They found the U.S. Geological Survey appeared to be underreporting radon levels, and there’s evidence that the industry is controlling the location and other details of the test wells.
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  •  350.org Oct 25, 2012 ...  Do the Math Tour It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.
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  • NFU:  Oct 24, 2012 Trump's video, $5 million to charities if Obama releases personal records. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgOq9pBkY0I&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
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  • AnonSweden.se  Oct 23, 2012  Anonymous to Launch TYLER, WikiLeaks on Steroids “TYLER is a massively distributed and decentralized Wikipedia-style P2P cipherspace structure impregnable to censorship. TYLER will improve where Wikileaks could not. ... The activists reveal that on the symbolic date of November 5, TYLER will be out of beta testing and in the timeframe between December 12 and December 21, 2012, it will be put to use.
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  • RT  Oct 22, 2012  “Gas Patch Roulette: How Shale Gas Development Risks Public Health in Pennsylvania,” details health impacts faced by residents near Marcellus Shale Wikipedia. The report, conducted by Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project, shows that negative health impacts are not isolated incidents. Close to 70 percent of those living near a fracking site reported an increase in throat irritation and 80 percent suffered from sinus problems after drilling began.  SaveColoradoFromFracking
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  • JTA Oct 21, 2012  ...  An Israeli document shows that Israel calculated the number of calories Palestinians in Gaza would need in order to avoid malnutrition. The study indicates that Israel's blockade of Gaza was designed to hurt not only Hamas but civilians as well, so that they would put pressure on the Hamas government.   see Gisha  Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
  • RT  Oct 19, 2012  RT Presents a Third Party Debate,  Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson, Green Party's Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anders   ... see also Larry King and Thom Hartmann.
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  • YouTube  Oct 18, 2012   Vote Yes on California Proposition 37, Demand GMO labeling.  US only industrialized country not participating.  Must see video.
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  • BusinessInsider  Oct 18, 2012   Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Arrested Outside Of Debate Venue ...   Debate rules specify that candidates must receive at least 15 percent in a major poll to be included. Dolan notes that Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson aren't an option on most major polls, although both will appear on the ballot in at least 47 states.  GreenPartyWatch
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  • Guardian Oct 17, 2012  -- May 2012 article... Underwear bomber' was working for the CIA.  Bomber involved in plot to attack US-bound jet was working as an informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.    Associated Press reported that the unnamed informant was working under cover for the Saudis and the CIA when he was given the bomb, which was of a new non-metallic type aimed at getting past airport security.
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  • Huffington Post Oct 16, 2012, Iraq Removes Head of Central Bank,  search terms: crossing out three zeros,  ... sounds like a currency devaluation...Rothschild? 
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  • OpEdNews Oct 14, 2012  The United States Military, the Pentagon. Most fossil fuel burned, most greenhouse gases released, biggest source of Mercury released into the environment, biggest source of radiological (Uranium, Plutonium) releases and the biggest amount of HAZMAT materials released into rivers, lakes, oceans and the environment and the biggest discarder of medical waste pollution -- worldwide.  and RT  Horrors of war: US, UK munitions ‘cause birth defects in Iraq’.  and the Balkans, Serbia
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  • Wired Oct 13, 2012  Tracking School Children With RFID Tags?    Texas school district just begun implanting the devices on student identification cards to monitor pupils’ movements on campus,  ...  A federally funded preschool in Richmond, California, began embedding RFID chips in students’ clothing in 2010   ...  Big Brother-style monitoring is motivated mainly by money, despite privacy and health concerns.
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  • DisclosureNews Oct 16, 2012 Setting up a legal mechanism to criminalize dissent.  ...With NDAA... America's military can now be used against US citizens.
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  • Truthout  On the News With Thom Hartmann: Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Rigging of Libor Upped Homeowners' Mortgage Repayments, and More   ... As many as 1,000 U.S. homeowners have filed a class-action lawsuit against 12 of the biggest banks in the world
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  • DailyDot
  • NewsFollowUp.com has about the same Alexa ranking as  the A.N.S.W.E.R.  Coalition website: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.  Some of their headlines: Iraq vet Mike Prysner on outreach deployment to Ft. Lewis Vets head to Ft. Lewis to tell soldiers "You don't have to go to Afghanistan" and  National Week of Action October 16-22.
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  • World911Truth Oct 11, 2012  ... is one of the largest 9/11 Truth sites ...and has possibly the largest collection of 9/11 videos  ... and see their Facebook page, over 80,000 likes.
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  • Guardian  UK weather, undoubtedly affected by global warming.
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  • FedBizOps.gov  Oct 10, 2012  (GSA) 'Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety' Solicitation Number: DHS13-01 Agency: Department of Homeland Security  and Wired Danger Room   ...  Homeland Security Learns to Love Small Spy Drones  it may only have been a matter of time before homeland security opened up to the domestic-drone boom.
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  • NewsFollowUp.com  We are ramping up our Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference, (Sept 2013) effort.  One of the main themes will be to expand upon the Colorado Public Television's airing of 9/11: Explosive Evidence, Experts Speak Out, the highly distributed video from the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. 1700 Architects & Engineers and over 15000 supporters make this an important contribution.
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  • HuffingtonPost Oct 8, 2012, Spain Protests: Anti-Austerity Demonstrations Held In 56 Spanish Cities  ...  Around 20,000 people marched in Madrid behind a banner that said, "They want to ruin the country. We have to stop them." The rally in Spain's capital was supported by 150 organizations.
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  • DigitalJournal Oct 7, 2012  Jesse Ventura confirms possible 2016 Independent presidential run   Jesse Ventura, bestselling author and former Minnesota Governor, announced on the Alex Jones Show that he will consider a run for president in 2016 as an Independent and not as a third-party presidential candidate. “If they can guarantee me the debates and guarantee me ballot access in all 50 states, I will give very strong consideration to running for president in 2016 as a complete Independent with no party.”  JesseVentura.net 
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  • GlobalResearch  Oct 6, 2012   Ellen Mariani is the last family member still fighting a wrongful death suit for losing a loved one on 9/11.  She needs $11,000 by Nov 1 to file an appeal with the Supreme Court in her case.  If unsuccessful the case will die. See MarianiLawsuit.com  and TruthandShadows.com
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  • PolicyMic  Oct 2012 9/11 Truth Conspiracy: 1,700 Reasons For A New September 11 Investigation   Recently, a handful of hip hop artists including Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, the legendary Chuck D and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels have raised questions about the official story of 9/11. Lupe's Words I Never Said featured the lyrics "9/11, building 7, did they really pull it?"
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  • MoonBattery   Oct 5, 2012  TSA Agent: Theft Is Very Commonplace   ...  Nearly 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing since 2003, according to the agency,  He said most of the valuable items are taken out of carry-on bags that pass through screenings and X-ray machines while their owners make their way through security checkpoints and metal detectors.
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  • Youtube  Oct 5, 2012  Amber Lyon reveals CNN lies and war propaganda ...  RT's Liz Wahl is joined by Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist who suggests that sensationalism, hype and downright propaganda is being used to push America into a war with Iran.  RT  ‘Bahrain buys favorable CNN content’  CNN is essentially creating ... “infomercials for dictators.”
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  • TheNewAmerican  Oct 3, 2012  Appeals Court Extends NDAA Indefinite Detention Powers  ...  As The New American reported last month, on Monday, September 17, on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the final draft of the Constitution, with a one-page order Judge Lohier on his own effectively repealed many of that document’s fundamental protections of individual liberties.
  • UKColumn  Oct 2-3 2012   Jan 2012, Soros Behind Russian Protests  George Soros has been identified by US journalist Wayne Madsen as financing the anti-Putin protests in Russia via Georgia.  and Wikipedia   A significant source of funding for the Rose Revolution (Saakashvili win) was the network of foundations and NGOs associated with Hungarian-American billionaire financier George Soros.   RT  Oct 2. 2012 Saakashvili concedes defeat, says his party now opposition.
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  • GlobalRevolution, Oct 2. 2012  LiveStream Happy First Birthday!  see also GlobalRevolution TV,  TaketheSquare,  New York City Occupy Wall Street General Assembly  all alive and well, despite what the MSM says....
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  • WMR (subscription)   Sept 30, 2012  Beijing, China -- Hong Kong banks facilitate Romney casino skim as GOP funders meet in Hong Kong   Romney has been extremely critical of China's trade and monetary policies even though his Bain Capital firm has reaped substantial profits from its China ventures that mostly involved the outsourcing of American jobs to China. However, Romney's criticism of China has not dampened his support from the Hong Kong chapter of Republicans Abroad who were expected to rake in an "official" $385,000 in contributions from Republican businessmen based in Hong Kong, Macau, and southern China's Guangzhou and Shenzen.  NFU copy
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  • KEYC.tv Sept 29, 2012   Thousands in Germany protest for wealth tax  ...  and financial transactions.  ...  40,000 people took to the streets in 40 cities to demand a more equal society.  The organizers - including unions, civil society groups and the anti-globalization group Attac -
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  • USNews  Sept 2012  Warrantless Wiretapping Was Far More Involved Than Previously Known, New Book Says  ...  Kurt Eichenwald's "500 Days," which chronicles the decisions lawmakers and other leaders made in the 500 days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks   ...   If the public learned of it, administration officials might be slammed for violating the Fourth Amendment.
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  • ZeroHedge Sept 28, 2012  Globalist Think Tank Suggests Using Engineered Event As Excuse For War With Iran   ...   video  ..  discussion by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, a Neocon (Globalist) think-tank   ..  devise strategies by which the government could CONVINCE the American public and the world that a war with Iran is the "right thing to do"
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  • Facebook 1 billion against NDAA Indefinite Detention  without trial... add to the 23,000+ already signed up.  see RT  Chris Hedges.
  • Kostas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of Hot Doc tax evaders list
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  • Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth  "9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out" shot up the chart to become the #1 Most Watched AND Most Shared video on PBS nationwide during the week of the 9/11 anniversary,  thanks to Shari Bernson, the courageous Development Director at PBS affiliate Colorado Public Television 12  ...  You can watch the documentary now on the CPT12 website.  Over 40 Scientific experts share their professional insights about the events of 9/11.
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  • LiveStream Madrid Protests / Revolution
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  • DProgram / CNN Sept 26, 2012  Iran Test Fires Anti-Ship Missiles Near U.S. War Games In Persian Gulf  video    and FoxNews  Chinese 'Carrier-Killer' Missile Could Reshape Sea Combat   ...   China is developing an unprecedented new missile that is designed to be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier from a distance of more than 900 miles,
  • Gawker  Sept 2012  Anonymous Releases Sixty Hours of NYPD Footage from Occupy Wall Street Raid -- compilation video  ...  The footage posted is from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Research Unit (TARU), a surveillance unit that is regularly present at political demonstrations to film police actions.  ... the authorities made all media leave this scene ...  this act of forcible radical transparency was couched as a response to the NYPD’s decision to deny freedom of the press during the raid.
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  • RT  Clashes in Madrid as thousands surround Spanish Congress (VIDEO, PHOTOS)  Riot police have ringed the Spanish parliament in Madrid after clashing with demonstrators as thousands of protesters gather for a march against austerity tagged "Surround Congress". Nine people have been injured and 15 arrested, local media report.
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  • FireDogLake Sept 25, 2012 Standford / NY University study 'Living Under Drones'.... directly challenges the “dominant narrative” that United States drones in Pakistan are a “surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer  ... “double tap”—has received some attention but, up until now, the terrible impact of this practice on Pakistani communities has not really been explored beyond the fact that it kills rescuers, who are trying to provide emergency medical assistance and that is likely a war crime.
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  • Washington Post Sept 25, 2012 (Ergenekon) Turkish court convicts 326 former and current military officers of plotting coup ...  Turkey’s generals have staged three coups since the 1960s ...  But the current government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown ever more confident with each of its three electoral successes since 2002, and has been limiting the powers of the armed forces   see WashingtonReview Ergenekon links to Israel and  neocons  and  Wikipedia cleansed of Ergenekon links to Israel / neocons.
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  • Gawker Sept 25, 2012  Innocence of Muslims director was Alan Roberts, of 1977 soft core porn Young Lady Chatterly and other movies, ...  and see Wikipedia  more soon.
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  • WeeklyStandard Sept 24, 2012  Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street   despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president,  ...  the Iranian president has several interviews lined up. "President Ahmadinejad has also accepted the interview requests made by several news networks, including CNN, CBS and Russia Today (RT)," Fars reports.
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  • Wikipedia  Sept 2012  Tom DeLay (former House Majority Leader) is a 'birther'.  see Dancing with the Stars, Chris Mathews interview.  YouTube  interesting. and Gordon Liddy.  ... (infamous but important people?)
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  • AmericanVisonNews  Sept 24, 2012  HillBuzz.com broke the news that late Ambassador Stevens (murdered in Libya) was gay: You won’t hear any of this in the media, no doubt, but in Chicago’s diplomatic circles at least there is no doubt that Chris Stevens was gay and that pretty much anyone in the diplomatic world knew that. That includes the Libyans who were hired as security at the consulate in Benghazi who betrayed Ambassador Stevens and assisted in his murder.  And US State Dept Gay Pride events in Pakistan.
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  • FoxNews Sept 2012  Probe of Secret Service prostitution scandal may cite White House advance staff involvement   ...  inspector general's report that they believe may reveal the involvement of two White House advance team members in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia earlier this year.   two White House advance team members checked in prostitutes as overnight guests at a Cartagena hotel in the days before President Obama's April 13 visit.
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  • RT (TSA TIT TWISTER) Sept 2012 RT  A Colorado woman reportedly fed up with airport TSA screenings went tit for tat with a Transportation Security Administration official last week in Phoenix, Arizona.  ...  she reached out without reserve and twisted the breast of an agent with both hands.  ...  is looking at felony charges of sexual assault. 
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  • Rolling Stone Sept 22, 2012 Aerosmith's 'Global Warming' tour has absolutely nothing to do with 'global warming'  ... sad, but may help the cause in some small way.
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  • NFU comment:  Citizens can vote for Green Party candidates without hurting Obama.  These votes traditionally hurt Democrats, but with Romney so far behind, its a new ball game.  Think outside the box and make a statement!
  • NewsFollowUp  Sept 21, 2012 ...over 120+ methods of  surveillance of US citizens listed, including: Apple iPhone, DNA collection, drones, drug testing, email, ISP, auto traffic, GPS location, online tracking, passports, EZPass, facial recognition, Facebook, Google, health information, wiretaps, Liberty Alliance, auto black boxes, anti-terrorism databases, phone billing info, insurance, satellite, Microsoft, NSA, DARPA, REAL ID, rfid, road sensors, stoplight cameras, cable tv, TALON, Terahertz Spectroscopy, TIDE, airport X-ray.... these are just the most obvious.
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  • Huffington Post Sept 21, 2012 Orly Taitz, Birther, Sues To Remove Obama From Kansas Ballot   Kansas District Court Judge Larry Hendricks has granted her a hearing in her lawsuit that seeks to overturn a decision by the state Objections Board to keep Obama on the ballot    see NFU ...  use Foxit Reader graphic software to open up Obama's long form bc from Whitehouse website.  You discover 'layers', a clear sign of fraud.  and Dr. Hanukaglu of Israel Science and Technology Website (Netanyahu advisor) also determined the same thing.  more
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  • Before Its News Guess Who’s Leading in Missouri Polls? Todd Akin ...   Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin with a four point lead over Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, 44-40%. and NYMag Newt Gingrich to Support Todd Akin at Fund-raiser  When everyone including Karl Rove called for Akin's head   ...   during the backlash over Akin's ridiculous remarks on rape and abortion, Newt Gingrich came to Akin's defense.
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  • LA Times Sept 20, 2012  (It was no accident that the film 'Innocence of Muslims hit the world right after 9/11).  LA Times Fiery O.C. cleric influenced figures behind anti-Islamic film  Zakaria Botros Henein, ... Islam's public enemy No. 1.  ... (Ambassador Christopher Stevens was targeted)  Examiner  Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation? Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya.  Hillary Clinton has been spending US taxpayer dollars to fund homosexual pride events in foreign countries. Her actions have prompted backlashes against the US in Italy, Russia, Pakistan, and other nations. Last year, Barack Obama made it official US policy to fund homosexual rights groups overseas with US tax-dollars.  Israel (NFU/false flag)  and the lack of an attack on Iran?
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  • Equities Sept 2012  FSA 'knew about Libor probe when approving Bob Diamond's promotion'  ...  Memos and correspondence published by the Treasury select committee on Wednesday in the wake of Diamond's resignation over the Libor scandal also reveal that the FSA was aware of an investigation into the rigging of the key interest rate when it authorized his promotion.  (the MSM has completely buried this story that cost millions of Americans thousands of dollars)
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  • TheSun  ‘9/11 dust’ kills Donna Summer Disco queen blamed lung cancer on Twin Towers poison cloud   She had been in her nearby apartment when the deadly cloud containing asbestos, lead and mercury filled the sky ...  RT   Congress to cut 9/11 first responders' benefits   Under current plans, the automatic sequestering expected to save the country $1.2 trillion over the next ten years will do so by significantly trimming funding from the Zadroga Act. Huffington Post reports that $38 million worth of aid could be cut from the program in 2013 alone,
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  • AFP Sept 19, 2012   Russia  said it has given USAID until October 1 to halt its work as the US aid agency was meddling in domestic politics.  (Its no secret that USAID is a CIA front supporting regime change) Antiwar  Concerns in Pakistan that USAID Officials Are CIA Spies  ...  Pakistani spy agencies  determine that the US indeed had hundreds of active CIA operatives working in the nation above and beyond the officially reported ones working with the government.and search Wikipedia  on CIA.
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  • PolicyMic Sept 18, 2012   NDAA Terrorism Law: Obama and His Unchecked Power Grab  ...  Despite his promises to end the war, President Obama has continued to expand his presidential powers in the War on Terror, which are legal executive privileges that began in the Bush administration. The key difference is that Obama's authority seems to be more ambiguous, more powerful, and less defined than in the previous administrations. Sept 18th ... RT  A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process.  The stay will remain in effect until at least September 28, when a three-judge appeals court panel is expected to begin addressing the issue.
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  • Village Voice  Sept 18, 2012 Occupy Wall Street takes it to the streets one year later, photos, National Day of Action, Takes Over May Day, March Against Police Brutality, Rally on Federal Hall Steps  ... we were curious how VV handles 9/11 Truth  ... see The Seekers The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement ...  Essentially, it's all about physics and common sense. Cut steel, and buildings fall. ... and for the truth to set you free, it must be freed itself.
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  • USAToday  Poll: Record number of independents buck parties  ... 38% independents, 32% Democrats, 24% Republican... Pew Research  and the independents have no candidate... are faced with a choice between Coke and Pepsi....how about Rosanne Barr, Green Party ... Examiner
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  • EnewsParkForest  Sept 17, 2012  Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Met With Daily Protests  ...  "The secret is out, after three years of secret negotiations, except for 600 corporate advisers who participated throughout, people are finally becoming aware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership," said Margaret Flowers, co-director of Its Our Economy who blocked the entrance to the Landsdowne Resort ... he (Obama) is secretly negotiating the largest job outsourcing treaty in history,
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  • Business Insider  Sept 17, 2012  American MSM fails to headline Spain austerity protests by 150,000,  but features 100's who protest 'Innocence of Muslims' in Pakistan.  247WallStreet,  Occupy Spain Protests,  Citizens believe that bailout programs have and will force so much austerity that tens of thousands of jobs will be lost,
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  • Norcal blog and Debbie Schlussel  (right wing) Ambassador Christopher Stevens was gay?,  ... Denver Post  said he was never married and had no children.   His old roomate's Facebook page Austin Tichenor  pic and ... who has extensive ties to Chicago as does Obama.  The HillBuzz is reporting that the Chicago diplomatic community well aware of the 'gay' issue.  see also Second Story club.  see NFU Obama gay page research.  ... and Examiner Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya.  
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  • OccupyTogether Sept 15, 2012  #S17, NYC Wall Street protest   wiki.occupy.net  Occupy Wall Street invites you, the 99%, down to the Financial District for three days of education, celebration and resistance. The 1% is controlling our fates; we are drowning in loans, student debt, fraudulent mortgages. Money controls our politics, it destroys our communities and our environment. But you are not a loan. Join a mass mobilization of the 99%. Stand and be counted. Let's occupy our future, together.
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  • USAToday Sept 14, 2012  Kansas considers removing Obama from ballot ... over objections about his birth certificate.  ...  The State Objections Board -- consisting of three of the state's top Republican elected officials -- ruled Thursday it did not yet have enough information and postponed a decision.  and TPMuckraker  ...  will send records requests to Hawaii, Arizona and Mississippi for more documentation.
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  • Ynet News Sept 13, 2012  MI6 chief urges PM not to strike Iran.  ...  Sir John Sawers, has made a secret visit to Israel to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to give the green light to plans to bomb Iran.
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  • VillageVoice Sept 13, 2012 Obama's NDAA Law Allowing Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens Ruled Unconstitutional Chris Hedges, one of the plaintiffs who successfully sued over unconstitutional provisions of the NDAA.  ...  Judge Katherine Forest ... Forrest is particularly dismissive of the government's argument that the issue is none of the court's business, and that at most, courts can consider individual habeas corpus petitions from already-detained prisoners.
  • RT  Sept 13, 2012   The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to extend the government’s power to warrantlessly wiretap Americans.   ...  specifically section 702, specify that the government can eavesdrop on emails and phone calls sent from US citizens to persons reasonably suspected to be located abroad without ever requiring intelligence officials to receive a court order.
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  • Times of Israel   Sept 12, 2012   (There is a wealth of misinformation on the web about Bacile movie 'Innocence of Muslims', here is an Israeli article from a major publication)  Times of Israel  The two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.  Israel says he is not a citizen. and here is BusinessInsider's take.  (search: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Coptic Christian)
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  • Vanity Fair  from a 9/11 2011 article  The Kingdom and the Towers  ...  Was there a foreign government behind the 9/11 attacks? A decade later, Americans still haven’t been given the whole story, while a key 28-page section of Congress’s Joint Inquiry report remains censored. Gathering years of leaks and leads, in an adaptation from their new book, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan examine the connections between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers (15 of whom were Saudi), the Bush White House’s decision to ignore or bury evidence, and the frustration of lead investigators—including 9/11-commission staffers, counterterrorism officials, and senators on both sides of the aisle.
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  • WND says New York Post will run an ad on questioning (expose?) Obama's identity  ... says Frank Marshal Davis is his real father.  Whether its true or not, cracks are widening in Obama's efforts to hide his past   WND says the ad will run in the Post’s New York City, national and international editions Tuesday and Sunday.
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  • 911Investigate Sept 11, 2011   Physics Journal Publishes Hard Peer-reviewed Evidence of WTC Explosives... Twenty-five Military Officers Call Official 9/11 story "Impossible", "Ludicrous", "A well-organized cover-up", investigate 911 now... Majority of 9/11 Commissioners Now Say Government Lied... 1,000 Architects & Engineers "calling for a Grand Jury investigation of NIST officials"...
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  • YouTube Sept 10, 2012  Dr. Alan Sabrosky ... by far the most credible 9/11 Truther  ...  he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  US Army War College... much more  ... Sabrosky has openly accused Israel of orchestrating the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  Wikipedia
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  • NakedCapitalism  Sheila Bair,  the former FDIC chairman who heads the Systemic Risk Council, and Ricardo Delfina, a fellow Systemic Risk Council member, met with members of several Occupy Wall Street working groups: Occupy Bank, Alternative Banking, and Occupy the SEC.   Bair thinks banking regulation should be a career, like the foreign service, with bank regulators or at a minimum bank examiners barred for life from working for banks either directly or through advisory firms.
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  • Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Sept 10, 2012  ACARS CONFIRMED - 9/11 AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE LONG AFTER CRASH   Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) is a device used to send messages to and from an aircraft.   ...  ACARS Messages have been provided through the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) which demonstrate that the aircraft received messages through ground stations located in Harrisburg, PA, and then later routed through a ground station in Pittsburgh, 20 minutes after the aircraft allegedly impacted the South Tower in New York.  more 
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  • About  Sept 10, 2012   According to a new book by ex-White House reporter Don Fulsom, there is evidence that former U.S. President Richard Nixon might have been gay. In the new book called Nixon's Darkest Secrets, Fulsom claims that Nixon had ties with the mafia, beat his wife, was a drunk, and had a long-lasting homosexual relationship with his close friend, Bebe Rebozo. Is there real evidence that can prove all of this? The Daily Mail summarizes the evidence. What do you think? see  NFU Power, Celebrity Homosexuality  page. ...
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  • AlBawaba  Sept 8, 2012  Is this the start of Jordan’s Arab Spring? Protests spread through the capital  ...  nine out of Jordan’s 12 provinces saw their own anti-government rallies.  and the Chron Another Arab Spring is unfolding in Jordan    and Global Research  Russia lowers the boom on ngo's and foreign agents.
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  • Common Dreams  Sept 8, 2012  Scientists say last year's Great East Japan Earthquake has greatly increased the pressure of the magma chamber underneath Mount Fuji. The pressure is now higher than it was the last time the volcano erupted more than 300 years ago, scientists say, according to a report Thursday.  Mount Fuji, in Shizuoka Prefecture, last erupted in 1707, less than two months after a large earthquake.
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  • Reason  Sept 7, 2012   OCCUPY  ENTRAPMENT  Austin Police Infiltrate  Occupy Austin, Help Transform Misdemeanors Into Felonies  ...  Austin Police Detective Shannon Dowell - who wore a long black beard and was known to Occupy members as "Butch" - disclosed  that Dowell had purchased PVC pipe and other materials with Occupy Austin money and delivered the finished lockboxes to group members.  McDowell's bragging opened the case, otherwise it would have never come to light.
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  • AE911Truth  Sept 7, 2012  Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth  (1700+ architects and engineers and 14000+ supporters)   ...   Groundbreaking 9/11 Anniversary Events in New York, California and Maryland, September 8-12   ...  9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, which has just been uploaded to YouTube!  see NFU Flight 77 Pentagon missile attack.
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  • RT Sept 6, 2012  Romney tax returns, held hostage...? Is it real or a 'dirty trick' ... on DNC's night?  see NFU GOP dirty tricks page
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  • CBSNews / CNN / HurrieyetDaily News...Sept 6, 2012  ... on al Qaeda infiltrating the FSA (Free Syrian Army) this quote from Putin "one should unlock Guantanamo, arm all of its inmates and bring them to Syria to do the fighting ...its practically the same thing ... this policy is very short-sighted and is fraught with dire consequences."  and  Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
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  • Washington Post  Sept 5, 2012   (The internet community won't let Charlie Sheen abandon his 9/11 Truth stance ...see NFU/ Charlie Sheen)  and his magic is renewed ... WP Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ picked up for 90 more episodes  ... Anger Management” is the highest rated new comedy series on cable this calendar year, averaging 4.5 million viewers 
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  • Latino / Foxnews Ecuadorian interior minister's brother murdered  see WMR sources in Cuenca, Ecuador report that the murder of the brother of Interior Minister Jose Serrano, a close ally of President Rafael Correa, was the target of a politically-motivated assassination. Correa recently tweaked the nose of the United States by granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. ... full article and search terms: Bolivia, two tons of uranium, ...tantalum, Mossad/CIA/MI-6 "dirty bomb" attack in Latin America that would later be blamed on Iran, an ally of Hezbollah.
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  • Examiner  Sept 2012  U.S. aircraft carriers  vulnerable to supersonic "anti ship" missiles  ...  These anti ship missiles reportedly cruise at a speed of Mach 2,  called the Russian  'Sunburn' or Chinese 'Brave Wind',   specifically designed to defeat the US Aegis radar defense system   and see Ynet News   Sept 3 2012 ... 'Iran must steer clear of US interests in Gulf' Washington reportedly sends Tehran indirect message saying it will not back Israeli strike on nuclear facilities as long as Iran refrains from attacking American facilities in Persian Gulf  ... the US is deeply vulnerable to these missiles
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  • PolicyMic  Sept 5, 2012  Ron Paul rules out third party Libertarian run .... says will rest and then get ready for 2016.  video  also said would have gotten speaking role at RNC if he had endorsed Romney  video
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  • Audit the Fed Bill  Sept 3, 2012 Amend the Federal Reserve Act of 1913  An Open Letter to Congress  ...   Whereas: Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the U.S. Treasury have put the American taxpayer on the hook for over $16 trillion in bailouts and loans; and  Allowing the Fed to operate our nation's monetary system in almost complete secrecy leads to abuse, inflation, and a lower quality of life for every American  ...  Congressman Ron Paul’s H.R. 459, the Audit the Fed bill, has passed the House by a vote of 327-98 – a veto-proof majority
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  • Antiwar  Sept 2, 2012  ‘I Don’t Want to Be Complicit’ in Israeli Strike on Iran  (Aug 30) ...   The top US general (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey) warned against an Israeli attack on Iran, which would be counterproductive and dangerous.
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  • National Lawyers Guild   Sept 2, 2012  NLG to Protect First Amendment at RNC and DNC   ...   NLG members from across the South and around the country will converge in both cities, forming volunteer teams that will keep Legal Observers® on the ground to monitor police conduct, staff 24-hour legal help hotlines, and respond to legal emergencies as they arise. in Charlotte it will be 704-372-4200.  see RT  A new city rule for “extraordinary events” also bans the possession of handbags, backpacks, soda cans, drink coolers, scarves, bike helmets, baby strollers, and non-service animals.  Fascism
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  • NFU   'Legitimate Rape' parody video (play) by Laura Napoli and Joel Silberman, anti Todd Akin / Republican Party ....“It’s like regular birth control, except as imagined by crazy people.”  Doctors agree it’s impossible that the trauma of rape would prevent a woman from getting pregnant.  Relevant.
  • Occupy Wall Street Anniversary  September 17, 2011 marked the beginning of Occupy Wall Street, and anticipation for our one-year anniversary is growing as we plan an international convergence in New York City  ... lots of prepatory events   .... #S17
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  • Occupy Wall Street On Wall Street South  Democratic National Convention Sept 1,2 & 3rd.   Saturday, September 1: Festivaliberación begins the mobilization! There are many great workshops being planned, and an amazing concert at night featuring local artists, Jasiri X, and Rebel Diaz. Check out this great video Jasiri X just recorded to help get the word out!
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  • ScienceNews   Aug 2012   DNA unveils enigmatic Denisovans Extinct Neandertal relatives serve up a complete genetic playbook  ...  Genetic data of unprecedented completeness have been pulled from the fossil remains of a young Stone Age woman. The DNA helps illuminate the relationships among her group — ancient Siberians known as Denisovans — Neandertals, and humans.
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  • America's Failure in Iraq, Afghanistan... Cost of the Iraq War, Cost of the Afghanistan  War  ...Intervention to Withdrawal 1991-2010," by Michael M. O'Brien   Academi LLC (aka, Blackwater) pays $7.5M to settle arms smuggling suit   Graymail?
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  • OpEdNews August 2012  Poverty: The New Growth Industry in America   The percentage of people in extreme poverty, with incomes less than half of the poverty level, is likely to again hit an all-time high since the data has been collected. ...  In 2010, 27 percent of all children in the country were reported as living below the poverty level. For African-American children, the share in poverty is approaching 40 percent.
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  • YouTube Aug 31, 2012  Clint Eastwood at RNC speech stole the show  ... talking to empty chair .... Obama.  Misguided but very entertaining.  6 minutes.
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  • RT Pentagon threatens legal action against Bin Laden assassination book author  ... but see Dr. Steve Pieczenik Trained in psychiatry at Harvard University and international relations at M.I.T., his novels are based on over twenty years experience resolving international crises and hostage situations for the Department of State for four administrations.  Author of Tom Clancy novels says bin Laden died in 2001 ... see NFU page.

 

  • ScienceNews   Aug 2012   DNA unveils enigmatic Denisovans Extinct Neandertal relatives serve up a complete genetic playbook  ...  Genetic data of unprecedented completeness have been pulled from the fossil remains of a young Stone Age woman. The DNA helps illuminate the relationships among her group — ancient Siberians known as Denisovans — Neandertals, and humans.
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  • ExMormon.org  interesting place to start a research effort ... lots of disinfo out there ... and Reasons Ex-Mormons give for leaving the LDS Church  Religious Tolerance  
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  • Reform Network Aug 30, 2012  Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the New York State Legislature is handling charges of sexual harassment against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez:  ....  The real issue for the Catholic League is the incredible duplicity at work: we have one rule for priests accused of sexual abuse, and another for lawmakers.
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  • ProPublica Mitt Romney’s Tax Mysteries: A Reading Guide  ... and this commentary from tax lawyers Edward Kleinbard and Peter Canellos.  search terms: carried interest, management fee conversions, blocker corporations....total return swaps....get the drift here?....
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  • GoldSeek  August 2012  BoE admitted that the biggest winners under its QE-schemes are the top-5% of the richest Britons that own 40% of the UK’s financial assets, - while it failed to prevent a “double-dip” recession for the general public.  ... Even Romney wants to fire Bernanke, audit the Fed,  Kick Them All Out  and please don't forget ... Iceland jailed their bankers ... Obama is owned by the banksters.
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  • HillPost Aug 2012   the East Antarctic ice sheet (2.5 squares million km) overlies preglacial sedimentary basins, containing about 21,000 billion tonnes of organic carbon.  ...  “This is an immense amount of organic carbon, more than 10 times the size of carbon stocks in northern permafrost regions.”
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  • Christian Science Monitor  Aug 30, 2012   Australia / Afghanistan fratricide...  Five Australian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday and today, including three apparently murdered by Afghan Police forces.    ...  Australia's military suffered its worst 24-hour period of losses since the Vietnam War   ... green on blue attack   ... story buried by MSM.
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  • Angry Black Lady Chronicles   Romney Parties on a Yacht — the Cracker Bay — Flying a Cayman Islands Flag  ...  Members of the Romney Victory Council, who have each raised more than $1 million for the candidate, mingled with Romney’s brother, Scott, and other relatives in Tampa aboard the luxury yacht
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  • Occupy the RNC  A27 - Economic Rights Day, A28 - Human Rights Day,  A29 - Anti-War/ Peace Day,  A30 - Environment Day   ...  To our wonderful protesters who showed up to the RNC to stand up for justice as well as those at home who are doing things locally to make their communities a better place:
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  • Clean Technica  After officially dismissing the role of wind power in the energy future of the U.S., presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced some stiff blowback from members of his own party.   According to the recently released Wind Technologies Market Report, wind has become a first-tier player in the national energy grid in terms of new added capacity. In 2011 alone, wind accounted for an impressive 32 percent of new capacity.
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  • Ahl-alquran International Quranic Center ... Salafi Wahabism (in Saudi Arabia) is anti Islam  ... to prove the real fact that this Salafi Wahaby movement is hijacking Islam and contradicting it. and Arab Spring Now a Christian Nightmare,  the so-called Arab Spring mirrors the conflict that ripped through the Balkans.  .... and  Media Lies and the War Drive Against Iran
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  • American Free Press  Paul Ryan's roots start with the 'new' Republican Party via the the Conservative Opportunity Society (COS), a bloc of House Republicans led by then-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.)  ...  outspoken advocates for Israel and actively worked to advance the interests of Israel  ...  once even frustrating an effort by former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Thomas Moorer to force Congress to launch an inquiry into Israel’s murderous 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.  seen NFU Israel False Flag operations list.
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  • USAToday  Poll: Record number of independents buck parties  ... 38% independents, 32% Democrats, 24% Republican... Pew Research  and the independents have no candidate... are faced with a choice between Coke and Pepsi....how about Rosanne Barr, Green Party ... Examiner
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  • NPR  Aug 2012  Al-Jazeera's Khanfar is being replaced by a member of the Qatari royal family raises questions about the channel's independence ... The AP (deleted) notes that the resignation comes just as WikiLeaks released a series of cables that show Al-Jazeera had a close relationship with the United States Defense Intelligence Agency. or New York Times...  also   TruthSyria  Luna Al-Chebel is a very famous Syrian anchor who resigned from Al-Jazeera protesting the biased and unprofessional coverage by the channel regarding the Syrian crisis.
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  • Hindustan Times  Aug 28, 2012  Clinton to visit China next week: Xinhua   Sept 4-5 ... (Its about oil)  Her visit comes as tensions rise between China and neighboring countries -- including key US ally Japan -- over territory in the resource-rich South China Sea, much of which China claims as its own.  ... BBC  Chinese estimate puts possible oil reserves as high as 213 billion barrels.
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  • Times Herald  Aug 28, 2012  Hentoff: Does Paul Ryan know or care about Bill of Rights  ...  New York Times story details Ryan’s close ties to Charles and David Koch, billionaire brothers and political donors  and SFGate  Paul Ryan: a man of the people - rich people ...  Koch Industries' political action committee has given Ryan and his leadership PAC more than $100,000 (more than any other corporate PAC)
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  • Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth   1705 A's / E's and 14000+ supporters  ...  Gear up for September 11th Outreach! Take advantage of our “Experts Speak Out” DVD special offer!
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  • iAfrica  Aug 28, 2012  Arafat murder probe opened ... French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death  ... Polonium poisoning ....  and see WMR  Zionist-controlled media outlets who first suggested Arafat died from AIDS are now trying to link the polonium-210 found on Arafat's personal effects to the KGB ... and JewishVoice Several doctors connected with the case have claimed that there was also a possibility AIDS played a role in Arafat’s death.
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  • New York Times Aug 28, 2012  Demonstrations Whisper of an Arab Spring in Jordan  ...  No one appeared scared, or deterred, as the secret police recorded the protesters, who belong to the same families from which the nation’s security officers have long been recruited.  and Hamsayeh.net  MI6, CIA Have Already Sent Troops to Syria: British Daily Star
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  • Bloomberg  Libor’s Trillion-Dollar Question   The global investigation into the manipulation of Libor has so far done a good job of exposing how bankers corrupted one of the world’s most important financial indicators. Now authorities need to take a giant step further: Make banks release the data needed to determine how much damage was done and who should bear the most responsibility. 
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  • Salon  Texas GOP delegation revolts  ... anti insurgent (Ron Paul) ... biggest power grab in GOP convention history  ...  would allow a presidential campaign in future elections to veto any delegates sent to the national convention to support its candidate ...
  • RT Aug 27, 2012 Anybody who has studied how the US and NATO worked to topple the Jamahiriya in Libya knows that the US has tried to replicate the same regime-change mechanism in Syria.  It all started in Somalia ... NATO / British / US 21st century imperialism.
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  • OpEdNews  Earthquakes ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) publishes an online chart of mega-quakes (defined as at or above 8.5 on the Richter Scale) for the last century or so that reveals 17 such quakes, six within the last eight years. What you may not have noticed is that five of these six have occurred within 30 days of the equinoxes.
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  • Scientific American Aug 27, 2012  Global Warming May Lead to More West Nile Virus  ...  higher temperatures, humidity and rainfall associated with climate change have intensified outbreaks of West Nile virus infections across the United States in recent years ...
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  • Salon NFU  Aug 27, 2012 Where's George W. Bush (Tampa)?  How about Dick Cheney?  Could they be reminders 4000+ dead in cooked up Iraq War, no WMD, Housing Crisis, 11 $Trillion in debt since the surplus of 2000 .... Bush started the bailouts...on and on...and Katrina incompetence.
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  • ABCNews Bill Ney the Science Guy  (1993-98) Hits Evolution Deniers  ...  Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation, but says that the denial of evolution is unique to this country.
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  • ThinkProgress  Aug 27, 2012  Arctic Sea Death Spiral  ... In the past week the Arctic sea ice cover reached an all-time low, several weeks before previous records, several weeks before the end of the melting season. The long-term decline of Arctic sea ice has been incredibly fast, and at this point a sudden reversal of events doesn’t seem likely.
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  • RT Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria  ...  The Non-Aligned Movement (120 countries) represents practically two-thirds of UN member states. The movement was founded in 1961 and has become a significant discussion platform for developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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  • March On the RNC  Protest organizer, Jared Hamil will give an update on what promises to be a massive display of opposition to the Republican and 1% agenda on the streets of Tampa.
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  • 911Truth  Colorado Public Television to Premiere World Trade Center Documentary 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out ...  Thank you! Richard Gage, AIA, for the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth team, Fran Shure for the Colorado 9/11 Visibility team.
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  • ThinkProgress Aug 25, 2012    7 Birthers Speaking At The Republican Convention  --  Donald Trump, Actress Janine Turner, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
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  • RT Aug 26, 2012  Twitter wars: Obama and Romney buying fake followers? StatusPeople.com allows Twitter users to plug in the names of other accounts and see just how many of that person’s followers are actually legitimate. It turns out that of President Obama’s vast pool of followers, as many as 31 percent are deemed “fake”
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  • New World Strategies Coalition  Aug 2012  The King had fallen victim to an emerging confluence of outside forces when the United States and Soviet Union began using Afghanistan as a Cold War chessboard - a classic illustration of how the global elite is willing to destroy and undermine the self-determination of an indigenous society in order to satisfy geopolitical and economic interests.
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  • The National   Aug 25 2012 ALEPPO, Syria // Wounded Syrian rebels being carried in and out of crowded hospitals are hardly an unusual sight. But when one young fighter passing through the hospital doors says, "Excuse me, guys", in perfect British English, bystanders take notice.
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  • TheNicheReport    Aug 2012  Why the LIBOR Scandal Affects Everyone  ...  Those who have adjustable-rate loans can see their monthly loan payments go up, while those who have fixed-rate loans can see their loan payments go down. This has a significant effect on those with student loans, since roughly half of those with student loans have variable-rate loans. Also, mortgage holders saw their mortgage rates explode as a result of LIBOR in 2008.  Why is there no uproar in the US?
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  • NewsDay  Aug 24, 2012  Wading into a debunked (?)conspiracy theory, Mitt Romney raised the issue of President Barack Obama's citizenship Friday by joking that "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate."
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  • Independent.uk Aug 2012 The World's Greatest Green Inventions.... Frictionless Wind Turbines, Solar Powered Cell Phones, Ice Energy, The Powerizer (like skates), Solar Powered LED's
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  • People's World Aug 24, 2012  The lack of coverage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), or "the NAFTA of the Pacific," as activists call it, is more because of the secrecy in which it's being written
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  • SolarPoweredBike  116 miles today...I estimate about 10 miles of this was on solar power, 50-60 miles on charge stored in the batteries (including a 3 hour recharge at a solar-powered facility using plug-in AC battery chargers) and the rest was good old fashioned pedaling.
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  • Occupy Wall St.  August 26th is Day of Action – Women’s Equality Day  ...  on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, which will be immediately followed by the Democratic National Convention - women and their allies will take to the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and other cities across the country in defense of women's rights.
  • Huffington Post  Aug 2012 Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads  ...  Romney was worried that the oligarchs might be tied to "illegal drug money, right-wing death squads, or left-wing terrorism," Strachan later told a Boston Globe reporter, as quoted in the 2012 book "The Real Romney." But, pressed for capital, Romney pushed his concerns aside and flew to Miami in mid-1984 to meet with the Salvadorans at a local bank.
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  • Legitgov  Democrats spent $1.5 million during the Republican Senate Primary in Missouri in an effort to tilt the election in their favor: .... to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in the field - and the most unpredictable one... Here's how they [Democrats] pushed the Akin candidacy during the primary.  Washtington Post   ...  Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that attacks Rep. Todd Akin (R), but does so slyly, in a manner that appears to be designed to endear him to conservative voters.
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  • Foundation for Middle East Peace  In June, the top-level Commission to Examine the Status of Building in Judea and Samaria hand-picked by Netanyahu in March rejected the international consensus, and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s own statements supporting an end to occupation and the creation of a Palestinian state. The committee’s recommendations illustrate the extent to which the demands of Israel’s growing West Bank settler population are supported by critical sectors of Israel’s judicial, political, and administrative institutions.
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  • BusinessInsider  Aug 24, 2012  Former FBI Agent Says The CIA Failed To Act Before 9/11 Terrorist Attack  ...   Soufan was working for the FBI in Yemen at the time of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was looking for two of the hijackers in the Middle East but they were already in America, something Soufan claims the CIA knew and failed to report.
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  • WMR  Aug 24, 2012  on Assange / Breivik ties ....  Assange's main WikiLeaks server was in Sweden, thanks to Lundstrom. ...  Lundstrom is main financier of anti-immigrant (anti-Muslim) movement in Scandinavia and northern Europe. Anders Breivik was a point man on that issue.  ... Norway-Sweden-Denmark now have a strong interest in tracing Breivik and the anti-Muslim network to Lundstrom. Assange is the doorway into the Zionist-Nazi network, the stay-behind Gladio organization. ...  more soon.
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  • Voice of Russia  Aug 23, 2012  US to expand missile defense in Asia  ... The US is taking another step aimed at creating a global missile defense system. ... the US’ policy to contain China,
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  • KleinOnline / WND  Right Wing Watch is a project of People for the American Way, which was established in 1981 by the George Soros-supported legal money-laundering operation for wealthy Progressive donors, the Tides Foundation. PFAW is supported by a plethora of leftwing funders, including Soros’s Open Society Institute.  see ActivistCash  ... NFU: yes, Soros / Tides  funds many prominent leftist websites...beware.  Left Gatekeeper
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  • VeteransToday Aug 23, 2012   9/11 and Zion, What Was Israel's Role, Jim Fetzer ...  hundreds of ideas to consider....
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  • YouTube  Aug 23, 2012   'The Weight of Chains' ... What is occurring in Syria, Libya, Iran, Egypt, ... The Arab Spring ...  all began in Yugoslavia
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  • TheNational  Aug 22, 2012   South Africa approves 'Made in Occupied Palestinian Territories' labels   The trade minister was given the nod to issue a notice requiring that products are marked so that buyers knew their origin was not Israel, ..."This is in line with South Africa's stance that recognizes the 1948 borders delineated by the United Nations
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  • American Thinker  Aug 22, 2012  Jim Wallis, the man behind the so-called "religious left" - a left wing evangelical activist who worked to get evangelical support for Obama -- has been exposed as another stooge of George Soros. And he had the gall to accuse Marvin Olasky, the conservative evangelical who asked Wallis to admit his connections to Soros, of lying. Sarah Pulliam Bailey of Christianity Today's political blog has the story.
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  • Antiwar Years of NYPD Spying on Muslims Produced No Leads  ...  Assistant Chief Thomas Galati admitting that the entire Demographics Program, which was in place for six solid years spying on virtually every Muslim in metro New York, has not found a single lead to anything.
  • OccupyWallSt  ...   Occupytogether  ...  We Are the 99%
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  • Center for Public Integrity  Aug 22, 2012  Environmental groups target New Mexico Senate race  U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson, a moderate Republican, has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters in New Mexico not to vote for her. ... only $250,000 has been spent urging voters to reject her opponent, Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich, all of it by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Herald Sun Aug 22, 2012  A PAIR of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive cesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant
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  • ARSTechnica  Aug 22, 2012 Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth  ...  China has not imposed sanctions on Syria, and continues to build its economic relationship with the Assad regime. As a result, Internet monitoring firm Renesys reports that over the past few days, the majority of Syria’s Internet traffic has been routed through the Hong Kong-based telecom provider PCCW Global, which owns a significant amount of network capacity in the Middle East and Europe.
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  • Business Insider  Aug 22, 2012 Turns out the super rich are even richer than we thought. According to new research by economist James Henry, there was a conservatively estimated $21 to $32 trillion being held in private offshore tax havens in 2010.  ...   $21 trillion is held by 100 million people, while $9.8 trillion is held by just 100,000 people.
  • Free Peoples Fifth Estate  Record Radiation in Fukushima Fish : Videos  ...  Fukushima continues to poison the world as the Japanese and U.S. governments, TEPCO ...
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  • Carbon Brief  Arctic sea ice is clearly in long-term decline, and scientists have been telling us to pay attention to what's happening in the region. But one group - the Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) - argues that sea ice loss could lead to even more dramatic consequences.
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  • RT Suspected Sikh temple shooter Wade Page served in the US military and also identified himself as a white nationalist. He wasn’t alone, though — violent extremists are believed to be doing a large chunk of their training under Uncle Sam’s command.
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  • RegisterCitizen  Aug 21, 2012  An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose Social Security number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, immigrated to the United States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama’s current SSN) on or about March 1977. Now comes the best part! Ludwig spent the final months of his life in Hawaii, where he died. ...   it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “ Kenya, East Africa “. This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963. see NFU Obama home page
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  • New York Times / The Lede  Aug 21, 2012 Concerns About Al Qaeda in Syria Underscore Questions About Rebels  ...  Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
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  • Bloomberg  Aug 21, 2012  Libor Crime Probe In U.K. Starts As U.S. Readies Indictments  ...  FireDogLake Former UBS Traders Offered Deal in Libor Investigation   and RT "The Real Libor Scandal"  ...  banks have been living off borrowed time since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. They have assets on their books that they refuse to mark to market, and are dependent on cheap financing and easy liquidity to keep their insolvency from officially bankrupting their institutions.  search Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration  and NFU Libor page.
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  • YouTube Dr. Alan Sabrosky ... by far the most credible 9/11 Truther  ...  he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  Sabrosky has openly accused Israel of orchestrating the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  Wikipedia
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  • The Hill  Aug 20 2012  Conservative group runs ad questioning Obama birth certificate  ... A new national ad campaign from Conservative Majority Fund is repeating attacks questioning President Obama’s citizenship. ...  It first ran on both CNN and Fox News this week, according to a report from ThinkProgress.  see NFU Obama home page
  • RT  Aug 20 2012  US police reportedly detained a Marine Corps veteran in a mental hospital over Facebook posts, triggering outrage in the online community. Brandon J. Raub claimed the FBI was concerned about his "calling for the arrest of government officials."
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  • Economic Populist   QE
  • zdnet apple id
  • CSMonitor iraq  doc scribd from Foreign Policy
  • RT Syria
  • About  According to a new book by ex-White House reporter Don Fulsom, there is evidence that former U.S. President Richard Nixon might have been gay. In the new book called Nixon's Darkest Secrets, Fulsom claims that Nixon had ties with the mafia, beat his wife, was a drunk, and had a long-lasting homosexual relationship with his close friend, Bebe Rebozo. Is there real evidence that can prove all of this? The Daily Mail summarizes the evidence. What do you think? see  NFU Power, Celebrity
  • MongaBay BP Oil Spill, Eyeless Shrimp  Two years after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven and causing an oil spill that lasted three months, scientists say the impacts on the Gulf ecosystem are only beginning to come to light and the discoveries aren't pretty.
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  • Bernama Green parties critical of Trans Pacific Partnership
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  • Cyanomod Aug 20, 2012  One of Pussy Rioters' husbands, Pyotr Vezilov, heads Voina, released 3000 giant Madagascar cockroaches in a Moscow courthouse in 2010. ...and  Voina activist grabbed a frozen chicken in a St. Petersburg supermarket and inserted it into her vagina and left without paying. ... some nice family photos (Cyanomod) of jailed Pussy Rioter Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and her husband "in action" in a Moscow museum, with fellatio, masturbation, and copulation as featured acts.  see also RTBH  and RT  Video: (Topless) ... Soros-funded FEMEN attacks Christian cross in support of Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot found guilty in Moscow  ...  see NFU Rothschild / Soros  page.
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  • Altoona Mirror   Aug 20, 2012  Penn State's ousted university president (Graham Spanier) is quietly awaiting a decision on whether he will face criminal prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky scandal while two former subordinates fight charges they tried to cover up the former defensive coordinator's sexual molestation of boys.  ... see NFU Franklin Scandal Omaha page
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  • Corporate Watch   Aug 20, 2012  Corporate Watch publishes new Guide to Banking and Finance  ...  This booklet is the first publication in our 'Banking on Crisis' series, which also consists in a news research blog BankingCrisis and a series of ongoing workshops.
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  • Climate Central  In Fear of Firebugs Across the West  ...  In a little over a decade, the largest mountain pine beetle outbreak on record (by a factor of 10) has killed more than 70,000 square miles of Rocky Mountain forests
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  • Asia Times   Aug 19, 2012  Ukraine turns to Chinese cash By Oleg Varfolomeyev  ...  China has preliminarily agreed to lend more than US$7 billion to Ukraine. In addition, an agreement has been signed between the two countries’ central banks on a currency swap worth $2.4 billion.
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  • Mother Jones  Aug 19, 2012  How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic  ...  Title X was established in 1970 to provide birth control and preventative health services to millions of men and women across the US, regardless of income or insurance status. In 2010, clinics funded by Title X performed over 6 million Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) tests,  ...  Ryan supported a bill that would have amended Title X to prohibit grants from being awarded to groups like Planned Parenthood that provide abortions.
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  • The NFU Obama / Bush / Clinton Body Count page had 100 times normal traffic yesterday and seems to be continuing today.  Aug 18, 2012    It consolidates about 50 websites theories about suspicious deaths surrounding these three presidents.  ... see Twitter and Facebook NewsFollowUp.com
  • CNTV Aug 17, 2012 Banks face mounting costs for LIBOR scandal ... There are now growing concerns that as the investigations continue, there’s going to be a major financial price tag and consumers will feel the detriment as banks struggle to pay their way out.  (how about some jail time?)
  • Scotsman Aug 17, 2012 Spain: Food-raid mayor rallies the poor to attack austerity cuts  ...  Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, regional MP and mayor of Marinaleda – pop. 2,645 – in Andalusia, said food stolen in the raids last week had been given to families hit hardest by Spain’s debt crisis.
  • Before Its News  Aug 17, 2012   Goldman Sachs Above The Law  ...  The latest outrage summed up nicely in “Relieve Goldman Sachs of Their Legal Exposure“, passes with little notice in the establishment media.  ...  “Goldman Sachs got a rare “reverse Wells notice” from the SEC, when they were told that a mortgage-backed securities deal which they earlier heard they would face prosecution for would not net them any civil enforcement. But that was just the beginning. Later in the day, they learned they would not face any prosecution from the Justice Department for the misdealings brought to light in a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report a year ago.”
  • Jewish Journal   Aug 16, 2012  Jewish voters, with their strong affinity for programs serving the needy and the elderly, could be the first to punch the “no sale” button on the Romney-Ryan ticket.
  • Institute for Research: Middle East Policy How Israel Received Weapons-Grade Nuclear Material From a US Company  ... history
  • 911Review  A Resource for Understanding the 9/11/01 Attack  (Inside Job)
  • RT Aug 16, 2012  James Clapper: "We believe Al-Qaeda in Iraq is extending its reach into Syria," Clapper told the Senate.  ...  The Iraqi government confirmed earlier that Al Qaeda has been crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attacks on government forces.   and ... Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own NDAA law?
  • Mother Jones Aug 16, 2012  The US Government Can Track Your Location at Any Time Without a Warrant  ...  Two judges on the three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, concluding that Skinner did not have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" regarding his cell phone GPS data. "If a tool used to transport contraband gives off a signal that can be tracked for location," wrote Judge John Marshall Rogers," certainly the police can track the signal."
  • WSWS Aug 16, 2012  Memo exposes Israeli war plan against Iran  ...  The Israeli attack will open with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime.
  • Washington Free Beacon August 15, 2012 Truther PAC Muslim Missouri Democratic Party caucus chairman launches 9-11 by Adam Kredo  ...  A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting “anti-Zionist” Muslim candidates who believe “the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true,” according to the group’s website.  see AMPAC American Muslim PAC.
  • Mathaba Aug 15, 2012  From Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya and now Syria, BBC has paved the way for Western disinformation meant to mange public perception around a war the public would otherwise never support or tolerate.
  • BrettonWoodsProject Critical voices on the World Bank and IMF
  • CNN  Aug 15, 2012 There is evidence of (al Qaeda) bomb making and roadside bombs that target al-Assad’s forces on the highways. Suicide bombings have been used as well. So the evidence does seem to be there now. If al Qaeda then is helping the Syrian rebels, what does that suggest for future relations with that country? and Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
  • Antiwar Aug 14, 2012  While Congress was dickering over doomed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the “Freedom 7″ have been quietly gaining the upper hand over the federal government.  ...  determined group of plaintiffs has managed to secure a temporary injunction against the controversial NDAA measure ...
  • Avionics Intelligence  Aug 14, 2012  CIA allegedly overseeing arms into Syria  ...  The Syrian civil war, the murkiest and most violent result of the "Arab Spring" uprisings which began last year, is being assisted by covert agents not only from the United States but Britain, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran as Syria devolves into a regional struggle for power in Damascus.
  • VenezuelaAnalysis Aug 14, 2012 US: $20 Million for the Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 ... The Venezuelan President’s popularity continues to rise and opposition leaders have failed to convince constituents of their plans. The latest polls show Chavez’s support above 57%, while the opposition fails to even reach 20%.
  • The Richmonder Aug 13, 2012 Paul Ryan traded on insider information to avoid 2008 crash  ... Ryan attended a closed meeting with congressional leaders, Bush's Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on September 18, 2008. The purpose of the meeting was to disclose the coming economic meltdown and beg Congress to pass legislation to help collapsing banks.
  • Arctic News Aug 13, 2012  Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm  and New Scientist from 2009  and NOAA and AMEG Arctic Methane Emergency Group
  • Stop The War Coalition.uk Aug 12, 2012   How Barack Obama is outsourcing proxy wars around the globe  ...  From Asia and Africa to the Middle East and the Americas, the Obama administration is increasingly embracing a multifaceted, light-footprint brand of warfare. Gone, for the moment at least, are the days of full-scale invasions of the Eurasian mainland. Instead, Washington is now planning to rely ever more heavily on drones and special operations forces to fight scattered global enemies on the cheap.
  • Global Research Aug 12, 2012 The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) currently arming, funding, and commanding entire brigades of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" (FSA), is designated an Al Qaeda affiliate by the United Nations pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), in addition to being listed by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office ( .page 5) as a foreign terrorist organization and a proscribed terrorist organization respectively.
  • Webster Tarpley  Aug 12, 2012  Reactionary Feudal Monarchies of Gulf Increasingly Unstable; End of Ramadan Will Escalate Demonstrations Against Saudi Royals
  • RT Aug 11, 2012 Two lawsuits have charged the Department of Homeland Security of anti-male discrimination and nepotism. The agency superiors promoted women over men, turned a blind eye on sexual harassment and retaliated against complainants, it is alleged.  search terms: oral sex.
  • Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
  • Phillidelphia Inquirer Aug 11, 2012 At least a couple of hundred al-Qaeda-linked militants are already operating in Syria, and their ranks are growing as foreign fighters stream into the Arab country daily, current and former U.S. intelligence officials say.
  • The New American Aug 10, 2012  If President Obama is supporting al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces, should he be subject to indefinite detention under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?  ... in a story covering the violence of the Syrian uprising, the BBC reported: The al-Qaeda-styled group in Syria is Jabhat al-Nusra li-Ahl al-Sham (the Front for the Protection of the Syrian People). Like other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, al-Nusra's statements and videos are usually issued by its own media group, al-Manara al-Baida (the White Minaret) in Syria.
  • Independent.uk Aug 10, 2012  Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats ...  Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane - a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.
  • BusinessInsider Aug 10, 2012  Here's Everything You Need To Know About The NDAA's Indefinite Detention Clause   ...  In the coming weeks Judge Katherine Forrest will decide whether to issue a permanent ban on the indefinite detention section of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Dawn Businessmen who trade with China say they continue to make inquiries on how they can start dollar-free trade transactions with their clients in Beijing but it appears that banks are still busy doing some spadework.
  • ENN Environmental News Network Recommended Sites List page.... many interesting, useful and progressive websites ... recycling, reusing, charities...
  • See Macrotrends and Thumbcharts for a fast, convenient look at the US economy.
  • TurkishWeekly  Aug 8, 2012  Mossad Blamed for Raid  ... Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and a top Ismail Haniya official blame Israel’s intelligence agency for orchestrating a deadly Sinai attack. ... A statement from the Brotherhood said Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was trying to abort the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year and that it was “imperative to review clauses” of the agreement between Egypt and Israel.
  • NRDC  Aug 7, 2012 Senate Committee Passes Safe Chemicals Act on Party Line Vote ... all Republicans opposed the measure.
  • LiveScience Aug 7, 2012  Before 1980, excessively hot summers were practically non-existent. More recently, found a new study, summers that averaged 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than normal have become common – covering about 10 percent of land area around the globe each year
  • Pravda Aug 6, 2012  The Republican Party has confirmed that it will cut out millions of dollars from the federal plan to help low-income families if they win the November election and get the presidency or control of the Senate of the United States.
  • RT Aug 5 2012 Reports are surfacing of a US-Israeli plan to attack Iran’s ballistic missile batteries, giving Israel extra space to tackle Syria and Hezbollah. While no talks have been confirmed, anonymous sources claim that war plans have been put to paper.
  • National Priorities Project On July 31 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that they had reached an agreement on a temporary spending bill – known as a “continuing resolution” (CR) – that will fund government operations for six months starting when the new fiscal year begins ...
  • Canadians A Citizen’s Guide to Fighting Deep Integration ...  Deep integration between Canada and the United States is not a theory or a fear – it is a reality.
  • RT Aug 2012, Obama authorizes covert US support for Syrian rebels ... AsiaTimes said the 'finding' was signed six months ago.
  • InfoShop The Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Extremist 1% Global Attack  ...  its proposals and agreements have been carefully screened from public view.
  • SwissInfo  Second Israeli dies in self-immolation welfare protest  ...  Akiva Mafi, a 45-year-old, wheelchair-bound army veteran, doused his body in petrol and lit it at a bus station on July 22 ...
  • Waging Non-Violence Is Revolution On the Way?  ... a five stage framework for creating radical social change
  • RT  Eeco warriors: China drops controversial pipeline after violent protest
  • PressTV The Olympics: Predatory capitalism ... Coca Cola and McDonald's ensured a spot but Curacao and Abkhazia are excluded.
  • PressTV  US / NATO wants Qadafi-like end to Assad  ...
  • NY Daily News July 2012 ..Sandusky tied to one-time Democratic fundraiser from Philadelphia. Democrat Edward Savitz was later charged with child sexual abuse but he died of AIDS before his trial began in 1993. Police found 312 bags of boys' soiled underwear in Savitz's Rittenhouse Square apartment. The mayor of Philadelphia then was Ed Rendell, who, later, as governor, helped sit on the investigation of Penn State and Sandusky.
  • BBC  U.S. resists ITU control of Internet. Oversight to remain with ICANN, for the time being.
  • WSWS  July 2012 The phony US left ignored America's alliance with Al Qaeda in Syria.  In fact, the U.S.-Al Qaeda alliance is a very old one and pre-dates America's military alliances with half the nations of Europe.
  • BBC  July 2012  Putin: Putin urges leniency for Russian Pussy Riot "There is nothing good in what they did [but] I don't think they should be judged too severely,"
  • BitterLemmons May 2012 Violent clashes have begun in Tripoli between Alawite supporters of the Syrian regime and Sunni backers of the Syrian opposition. This violent escalation--a consequence of the ongoing Syrian crisis-
  • NY Daily News July 2012 ..Sandusky tied to one-time Democratic fundraiser from Philadelphia. Democrat Edward Savitz was later charged with child sexual abuse but he died of AIDS before his trial began in 1993. Police found 312 bags of boys' soiled underwear in Savitz's Rittenhouse Square apartment. The mayor of Philadelphia then was Ed Rendell, who, later, as governor, helped sit on the investigation of Penn State and Sandusky.
  • BBC  U.S. resists ITU control of Internet. Oversight to remain with ICANN, for the time being.
  • WSWS  July 2012 The phony US left ignored America's alliance with Al Qaeda in Syria.  In fact, the U.S.-Al Qaeda alliance is a very old one and pre-dates America's military alliances with half the nations of Europe.
  • BBC  July 2012  Putin: Putin urges leniency for Russian Pussy Riot "There is nothing good in what they did [but] I don't think they should be judged too severely,"
  • BitterLemmons May 2012 Violent clashes have begun in Tripoli between Alawite supporters of the Syrian regime and Sunni backers of the Syrian opposition. This violent escalation--a consequence of the ongoing Syrian crisis-
  • Huffington Post  Aug 2012 Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads  ...  Romney was worried that the oligarchs might be tied to "illegal drug money, right-wing death squads, or left-wing terrorism," Strachan later told a Boston Globe reporter, as quoted in the 2012 book "The Real Romney." But, pressed for capital, Romney pushed his concerns aside and flew to Miami in mid-1984 to meet with the Salvadorans at a local bank.
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  • Legitgov  Democrats spent $1.5 million during the Republican Senate Primary in Missouri in an effort to tilt the election in their favor: .... to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in the field - and the most unpredictable one... Here's how they [Democrats] pushed the Akin candidacy during the primary.  Washtington Post   ...  Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that attacks Rep. Todd Akin (R), but does so slyly, in a manner that appears to be designed to endear him to conservative voters.
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  • Foundation for Middle East Peace  In June, the top-level Commission to Examine the Status of Building in Judea and Samaria hand-picked by Netanyahu in March rejected the international consensus, and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s own statements supporting an end to occupation and the creation of a Palestinian state. The committee’s recommendations illustrate the extent to which the demands of Israel’s growing West Bank settler population are supported by critical sectors of Israel’s judicial, political, and administrative institutions.
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  • BusinessInsider  Aug 24, 2012  Former FBI Agent Says The CIA Failed To Act Before 9/11 Terrorist Attack  ...   Soufan was working for the FBI in Yemen at the time of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was looking for two of the hijackers in the Middle East but they were already in America, something Soufan claims the CIA knew and failed to report.
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  • WMR  Aug 24, 2012  on Assange / Breivik ties ....  Assange's main WikiLeaks server was in Sweden, thanks to Lundstrom. ...  Lundstrom is main financier of anti-immigrant (anti-Muslim) movement in Scandinavia and northern Europe. Anders Breivik was a point man on that issue.  ... Norway-Sweden-Denmark now have a strong interest in tracing Breivik and the anti-Muslim network to Lundstrom. Assange is the doorway into the Zionist-Nazi network, the stay-behind Gladio organization. ...  more soon.
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  • Voice of Russia  Aug 23, 2012  US to expand missile defense in Asia  ... The US is taking another step aimed at creating a global missile defense system. ... the US’ policy to contain China,
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  • KleinOnline / WND  Right Wing Watch is a project of People for the American Way, which was established in 1981 by the George Soros-supported legal money-laundering operation for wealthy Progressive donors, the Tides Foundation. PFAW is supported by a plethora of leftwing funders, including Soros’s Open Society Institute.  see ActivistCash  ... NFU: yes, Soros / Tides  funds many prominent leftist websites...beware.  Left Gatekeeper
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  • VeteransToday Aug 23, 2012   9/11 and Zion, What Was Israel's Role, Jim Fetzer ...  hundreds of ideas to consider....
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  • YouTube  Aug 23, 2012   'The Weight of Chains' ... What is occurring in Syria, Libya, Iran, Egypt, ... The Arab Spring ...  all began in Yugoslavia
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  • TheNational  Aug 22, 2012   South Africa approves 'Made in Occupied Palestinian Territories' labels   The trade minister was given the nod to issue a notice requiring that products are marked so that buyers knew their origin was not Israel, ..."This is in line with South Africa's stance that recognizes the 1948 borders delineated by the United Nations
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  • American Thinker  Aug 22, 2012  Jim Wallis, the man behind the so-called "religious left" - a left wing evangelical activist who worked to get evangelical support for Obama -- has been exposed as another stooge of George Soros. And he had the gall to accuse Marvin Olasky, the conservative evangelical who asked Wallis to admit his connections to Soros, of lying. Sarah Pulliam Bailey of Christianity Today's political blog has the story.
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  • Antiwar Years of NYPD Spying on Muslims Produced No Leads  ...  Assistant Chief Thomas Galati admitting that the entire Demographics Program, which was in place for six solid years spying on virtually every Muslim in metro New York, has not found a single lead to anything.
  • OccupyWallSt  ...   Occupytogether  ...  We Are the 99%
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  • Center for Public Integrity  Aug 22, 2012  Environmental groups target New Mexico Senate race  U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson, a moderate Republican, has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters in New Mexico not to vote for her. ... only $250,000 has been spent urging voters to reject her opponent, Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich, all of it by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Herald Sun Aug 22, 2012  A PAIR of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive cesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant
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  • ARSTechnica  Aug 22, 2012 Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth  ...  China has not imposed sanctions on Syria, and continues to build its economic relationship with the Assad regime. As a result, Internet monitoring firm Renesys reports that over the past few days, the majority of Syria’s Internet traffic has been routed through the Hong Kong-based telecom provider PCCW Global, which owns a significant amount of network capacity in the Middle East and Europe.
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  • Business Insider  Aug 22, 2012 Turns out the super rich are even richer than we thought. According to new research by economist James Henry, there was a conservatively estimated $21 to $32 trillion being held in private offshore tax havens in 2010.  ...   $21 trillion is held by 100 million people, while $9.8 trillion is held by just 100,000 people.
  • Free Peoples Fifth Estate  Record Radiation in Fukushima Fish : Videos  ...  Fukushima continues to poison the world as the Japanese and U.S. governments, TEPCO ...
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  • Carbon Brief  Arctic sea ice is clearly in long-term decline, and scientists have been telling us to pay attention to what's happening in the region. But one group - the Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) - argues that sea ice loss could lead to even more dramatic consequences.
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  • RT Suspected Sikh temple shooter Wade Page served in the US military and also identified himself as a white nationalist. He wasn’t alone, though — violent extremists are believed to be doing a large chunk of their training under Uncle Sam’s command.
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  • RegisterCitizen  Aug 21, 2012  An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose Social Security number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, immigrated to the United States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama’s current SSN) on or about March 1977. Now comes the best part! Ludwig spent the final months of his life in Hawaii, where he died. ...   it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “ Kenya, East Africa “. This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963. see NFU Obama home page
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  • New York Times / The Lede  Aug 21, 2012 Concerns About Al Qaeda in Syria Underscore Questions About Rebels  ...  Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
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  • Bloomberg  Aug 21, 2012  Libor Crime Probe In U.K. Starts As U.S. Readies Indictments  ...  FireDogLake Former UBS Traders Offered Deal in Libor Investigation   and RT "The Real Libor Scandal"  ...  banks have been living off borrowed time since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. They have assets on their books that they refuse to mark to market, and are dependent on cheap financing and easy liquidity to keep their insolvency from officially bankrupting their institutions.  search Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration  and NFU Libor page.
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  • YouTube Dr. Alan Sabrosky ... by far the most credible 9/11 Truther  ...  he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  Sabrosky has openly accused Israel of orchestrating the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  Wikipedia
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  • The Hill  Aug 20 2012  Conservative group runs ad questioning Obama birth certificate  ... A new national ad campaign from Conservative Majority Fund is repeating attacks questioning President Obama’s citizenship. ...  It first ran on both CNN and Fox News this week, according to a report from ThinkProgress.  see NFU Obama home page
  • RT  Aug 20 2012  US police reportedly detained a Marine Corps veteran in a mental hospital over Facebook posts, triggering outrage in the online community. Brandon J. Raub claimed the FBI was concerned about his "calling for the arrest of government officials."
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  • Economic Populist   QE
  • zdnet apple id
  • CSMonitor iraq  doc scribd from Foreign Policy
  • RT Syria
  • About  According to a new book by ex-White House reporter Don Fulsom, there is evidence that former U.S. President Richard Nixon might have been gay. In the new book called Nixon's Darkest Secrets, Fulsom claims that Nixon had ties with the mafia, beat his wife, was a drunk, and had a long-lasting homosexual relationship with his close friend, Bebe Rebozo. Is there real evidence that can prove all of this? The Daily Mail summarizes the evidence. What do you think? see  NFU Power, Celebrity
  • MongaBay BP Oil Spill, Eyeless Shrimp  Two years after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven and causing an oil spill that lasted three months, scientists say the impacts on the Gulf ecosystem are only beginning to come to light and the discoveries aren't pretty.
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  • Bernama Green parties critical of Trans Pacific Partnership
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  • Cyanomod Aug 20, 2012  One of Pussy Rioters' husbands, Pyotr Vezilov, heads Voina, released 3000 giant Madagascar cockroaches in a Moscow courthouse in 2010. ...and  Voina activist grabbed a frozen chicken in a St. Petersburg supermarket and inserted it into her vagina and left without paying. ... some nice family photos (Cyanomod) of jailed Pussy Rioter Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and her husband "in action" in a Moscow museum, with fellatio, masturbation, and copulation as featured acts.  see also RTBH  and RT  Video: (Topless) ... Soros-funded FEMEN attacks Christian cross in support of Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot found guilty in Moscow  ...  see NFU Rothschild / Soros  page.
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  • Altoona Mirror   Aug 20, 2012  Penn State's ousted university president (Graham Spanier) is quietly awaiting a decision on whether he will face criminal prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky scandal while two former subordinates fight charges they tried to cover up the former defensive coordinator's sexual molestation of boys.  ... see NFU Franklin Scandal Omaha page
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  • Corporate Watch   Aug 20, 2012  Corporate Watch publishes new Guide to Banking and Finance  ...  This booklet is the first publication in our 'Banking on Crisis' series, which also consists in a news research blog BankingCrisis and a series of ongoing workshops.
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  • Climate Central  In Fear of Firebugs Across the West  ...  In a little over a decade, the largest mountain pine beetle outbreak on record (by a factor of 10) has killed more than 70,000 square miles of Rocky Mountain forests
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  • Asia Times   Aug 19, 2012  Ukraine turns to Chinese cash By Oleg Varfolomeyev  ...  China has preliminarily agreed to lend more than US$7 billion to Ukraine. In addition, an agreement has been signed between the two countries’ central banks on a currency swap worth $2.4 billion.
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  • Mother Jones  Aug 19, 2012  How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic  ...  Title X was established in 1970 to provide birth control and preventative health services to millions of men and women across the US, regardless of income or insurance status. In 2010, clinics funded by Title X performed over 6 million Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) tests,  ...  Ryan supported a bill that would have amended Title X to prohibit grants from being awarded to groups like Planned Parenthood that provide abortions.
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  • The NFU Obama / Bush / Clinton Body Count page had 100 times normal traffic yesterday and seems to be continuing today.  Aug 18, 2012    It consolidates about 50 websites theories about suspicious deaths surrounding these three presidents.  ... see Twitter and Facebook NewsFollowUp.com
  • CNTV Aug 17, 2012 Banks face mounting costs for LIBOR scandal ... There are now growing concerns that as the investigations continue, there’s going to be a major financial price tag and consumers will feel the detriment as banks struggle to pay their way out.  (how about some jail time?)
  • Scotsman Aug 17, 2012 Spain: Food-raid mayor rallies the poor to attack austerity cuts  ...  Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, regional MP and mayor of Marinaleda – pop. 2,645 – in Andalusia, said food stolen in the raids last week had been given to families hit hardest by Spain’s debt crisis.
  • Before Its News  Aug 17, 2012   Goldman Sachs Above The Law  ...  The latest outrage summed up nicely in “Relieve Goldman Sachs of Their Legal Exposure“, passes with little notice in the establishment media.  ...  “Goldman Sachs got a rare “reverse Wells notice” from the SEC, when they were told that a mortgage-backed securities deal which they earlier heard they would face prosecution for would not net them any civil enforcement. But that was just the beginning. Later in the day, they learned they would not face any prosecution from the Justice Department for the misdealings brought to light in a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report a year ago.”
  • Jewish Journal   Aug 16, 2012  Jewish voters, with their strong affinity for programs serving the needy and the elderly, could be the first to punch the “no sale” button on the Romney-Ryan ticket.
  • Institute for Research: Middle East Policy How Israel Received Weapons-Grade Nuclear Material From a US Company  ... history
  • 911Review  A Resource for Understanding the 9/11/01 Attack  (Inside Job)
  • RT Aug 16, 2012  James Clapper: "We believe Al-Qaeda in Iraq is extending its reach into Syria," Clapper told the Senate.  ...  The Iraqi government confirmed earlier that Al Qaeda has been crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attacks on government forces.   and ... Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own NDAA law?
  • Mother Jones Aug 16, 2012  The US Government Can Track Your Location at Any Time Without a Warrant  ...  Two judges on the three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, concluding that Skinner did not have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" regarding his cell phone GPS data. "If a tool used to transport contraband gives off a signal that can be tracked for location," wrote Judge John Marshall Rogers," certainly the police can track the signal."
  • WSWS Aug 16, 2012  Memo exposes Israeli war plan against Iran  ...  The Israeli attack will open with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime.
  • Washington Free Beacon August 15, 2012 Truther PAC Muslim Missouri Democratic Party caucus chairman launches 9-11 by Adam Kredo  ...  A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting “anti-Zionist” Muslim candidates who believe “the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true,” according to the group’s website.  see AMPAC American Muslim PAC.
  • Mathaba Aug 15, 2012  From Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya and now Syria, BBC has paved the way for Western disinformation meant to mange public perception around a war the public would otherwise never support or tolerate.
  • BrettonWoodsProject Critical voices on the World Bank and IMF
  • CNN  Aug 15, 2012 There is evidence of (al Qaeda) bomb making and roadside bombs that target al-Assad’s forces on the highways. Suicide bombings have been used as well. So the evidence does seem to be there now. If al Qaeda then is helping the Syrian rebels, what does that suggest for future relations with that country? and Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
  • Antiwar Aug 14, 2012  While Congress was dickering over doomed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the “Freedom 7″ have been quietly gaining the upper hand over the federal government.  ...  determined group of plaintiffs has managed to secure a temporary injunction against the controversial NDAA measure ...
  • Avionics Intelligence  Aug 14, 2012  CIA allegedly overseeing arms into Syria  ...  The Syrian civil war, the murkiest and most violent result of the "Arab Spring" uprisings which began last year, is being assisted by covert agents not only from the United States but Britain, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran as Syria devolves into a regional struggle for power in Damascus.
  • VenezuelaAnalysis Aug 14, 2012 US: $20 Million for the Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 ... The Venezuelan President’s popularity continues to rise and opposition leaders have failed to convince constituents of their plans. The latest polls show Chavez’s support above 57%, while the opposition fails to even reach 20%.
  • The Richmonder Aug 13, 2012 Paul Ryan traded on insider information to avoid 2008 crash  ... Ryan attended a closed meeting with congressional leaders, Bush's Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on September 18, 2008. The purpose of the meeting was to disclose the coming economic meltdown and beg Congress to pass legislation to help collapsing banks.
  • Arctic News Aug 13, 2012  Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm  and New Scientist from 2009  and NOAA and AMEG Arctic Methane Emergency Group
  • Stop The War Coalition.uk Aug 12, 2012   How Barack Obama is outsourcing proxy wars around the globe  ...  From Asia and Africa to the Middle East and the Americas, the Obama administration is increasingly embracing a multifaceted, light-footprint brand of warfare. Gone, for the moment at least, are the days of full-scale invasions of the Eurasian mainland. Instead, Washington is now planning to rely ever more heavily on drones and special operations forces to fight scattered global enemies on the cheap.
  • Global Research Aug 12, 2012 The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) currently arming, funding, and commanding entire brigades of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" (FSA), is designated an Al Qaeda affiliate by the United Nations pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), in addition to being listed by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office ( .page 5) as a foreign terrorist organization and a proscribed terrorist organization respectively.
  • Webster Tarpley  Aug 12, 2012  Reactionary Feudal Monarchies of Gulf Increasingly Unstable; End of Ramadan Will Escalate Demonstrations Against Saudi Royals
  • RT Aug 11, 2012 Two lawsuits have charged the Department of Homeland Security of anti-male discrimination and nepotism. The agency superiors promoted women over men, turned a blind eye on sexual harassment and retaliated against complainants, it is alleged.  search terms: oral sex.
  • Global Political Awakening  If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
  • Phillidelphia Inquirer Aug 11, 2012 At least a couple of hundred al-Qaeda-linked militants are already operating in Syria, and their ranks are growing as foreign fighters stream into the Arab country daily, current and former U.S. intelligence officials say.
  • The New American Aug 10, 2012  If President Obama is supporting al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces, should he be subject to indefinite detention under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?  ... in a story covering the violence of the Syrian uprising, the BBC reported: The al-Qaeda-styled group in Syria is Jabhat al-Nusra li-Ahl al-Sham (the Front for the Protection of the Syrian People). Like other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, al-Nusra's statements and videos are usually issued by its own media group, al-Manara al-Baida (the White Minaret) in Syria.
  • Independent.uk Aug 10, 2012  Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats ...  Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane - a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.
  • BusinessInsider Aug 10, 2012  Here's Everything You Need To Know About The NDAA's Indefinite Detention Clause   ...  In the coming weeks Judge Katherine Forrest will decide whether to issue a permanent ban on the indefinite detention section of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Dawn Businessmen who trade with China say they continue to make inquiries on how they can start dollar-free trade transactions with their clients in Beijing but it appears that banks are still busy doing some spadework.
  • ENN Environmental News Network Recommended Sites List page.... many interesting, useful and progressive websites ... recycling, reusing, charities...
  • See Macrotrends and Thumbcharts for a fast, convenient look at the US economy.
  • TurkishWeekly  Aug 8, 2012  Mossad Blamed for Raid  ... Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and a top Ismail Haniya official blame Israel’s intelligence agency for orchestrating a deadly Sinai attack. ... A statement from the Brotherhood said Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was trying to abort the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year and that it was “imperative to review clauses” of the agreement between Egypt and Israel.
  • NRDC  Aug 7, 2012 Senate Committee Passes Safe Chemicals Act on Party Line Vote ... all Republicans opposed the measure.
  • LiveScience Aug 7, 2012  Before 1980, excessively hot summers were practically non-existent. More recently, found a new study, summers that averaged 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than normal have become common – covering about 10 percent of land area around the globe each year
  • Pravda Aug 6, 2012  The Republican Party has confirmed that it will cut out millions of dollars from the federal plan to help low-income families if they win the November election and get the presidency or control of the Senate of the United States.
  • RT Aug 5 2012 Reports are surfacing of a US-Israeli plan to attack Iran’s ballistic missile batteries, giving Israel extra space to tackle Syria and Hezbollah. While no talks have been confirmed, anonymous sources claim that war plans have been put to paper.
  • National Priorities Project On July 31 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that they had reached an agreement on a temporary spending bill – known as a “continuing resolution” (CR) – that will fund government operations for six months starting when the new fiscal year begins ...
  • Canadians A Citizen’s Guide to Fighting Deep Integration ...  Deep integration between Canada and the United States is not a theory or a fear – it is a reality.
  • RT Aug 2012, Obama authorizes covert US support for Syrian rebels ... AsiaTimes said the 'finding' was signed six months ago.
  • InfoShop The Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Extremist 1% Global Attack  ...  its proposals and agreements have been carefully screened from public view.
  • SwissInfo  Second Israeli dies in self-immolation welfare protest  ...  Akiva Mafi, a 45-year-old, wheelchair-bound army veteran, doused his body in petrol and lit it at a bus station on July 22 ...
  • Waging Non-Violence Is Revolution On the Way?  ... a five stage framework for creating radical social change
  • RT  Eeco warriors: China drops controversial pipeline after violent protest
  • PressTV The Olympics: Predatory capitalism ... Coca Cola and McDonald's ensured a spot but Curacao and Abkhazia are excluded.
  • PressTV  US / NATO wants Qadafi-like end to Assad  ...
  • NY Daily News July 2012 ..Sandusky tied to one-time Democratic fundraiser from Philadelphia. Democrat Edward Savitz was later charged with child sexual abuse but he died of AIDS before his trial began in 1993. Police found 312 bags of boys' soiled underwear in Savitz's Rittenhouse Square apartment. The mayor of Philadelphia then was Ed Rendell, who, later, as governor, helped sit on the investigation of Penn State and Sandusky.
  • BBC  U.S. resists ITU control of Internet. Oversight to remain with ICANN, for the time being.
  • WSWS  July 2012 The phony US left ignored America's alliance with Al Qaeda in Syria.  In fact, the U.S.-Al Qaeda alliance is a very old one and pre-dates America's military alliances with half the nations of Europe.
  • BBC  July 2012  Putin: Putin urges leniency for Russian Pussy Riot "There is nothing good in what they did [but] I don't think they should be judged too severely,"
  • BitterLemmons May 2012 Violent clashes have begun in Tripoli between Alawite supporters of the Syrian regime and Sunni backers of the Syrian opposition. This violent escalation--a consequence of the ongoing Syrian crisis-
  • NY Daily News July 2012 ..Sandusky tied to one-time Democratic fundraiser from Philadelphia. Democrat Edward Savitz was later charged with child sexual abuse but he died of AIDS before his trial began in 1993. Police found 312 bags of boys' soiled underwear in Savitz's Rittenhouse Square apartment. The mayor of Philadelphia then was Ed Rendell, who, later, as governor, helped sit on the investigation of Penn State and Sandusky.
  • BBC  U.S. resists ITU control of Internet. Oversight to remain with ICANN, for the time being.
  • WSWS  July 2012 The phony US left ignored America's alliance with Al Qaeda in Syria.  In fact, the U.S.-Al Qaeda alliance is a very old one and pre-dates America's military alliances with half the nations of Europe.
  • BBC  July 2012  Putin: Putin urges leniency for Russian Pussy Riot "There is nothing good in what they did [but] I don't think they should be judged too severely,"
  • BitterLemmons May 2012 Violent clashes have begun in Tripoli between Alawite supporters of the Syrian regime and Sunni backers of the Syrian opposition. This violent escalation--a consequence of the ongoing Syrian crisis-
  • 2009
  • WMR 12-2009 provided a "yes" response to the Hindustan Times's  question on December 4, 2008: "WMR has learned from Asian intelligence sources that one of the accused masterminds of the gangland assault on Mumbai, the soft-spoken but extremely dangerous exiled Indian mobster and one-time Bombay local street tough, or 'dada,' Ibrahim, was a key 'unsavory' ally of the CIA and Cheney in the war against 'Al Qaeda.' In fact, Ibrahim's dalliances with the CIA go back to the Afghan mujaheddin war against the Soviets and coincide with the CIA's alliance, at the time, with Osama Bin Laden . . . Ibrahim, according to our sources, played an important part in Cheney's and Rumsfeld's 'shadow war' after 9/11. It was Ibrahim, for example, who used his criminal network to track down the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan. Ibrahim's men were also used to provide protection for Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially when the Afghan frequented gay brothels in Pakistan. Ibrahim's enterprises, called 'D-Company,' ensured that U.S. supply ships in the Arabian Sea were protected from attack, that the U.S. embassy in Islamabad was not targeted for terrorist attack, arranged for reasonable port fees to be assessed for U.S. ships in Dubai in support of the Iraq war,  that U.S. sailors and contractors in Dubai were protected, and that all the kickbacks for Cheney's Halliburton and other U.S. contractors were properly laundered through Dubai banks. Ibrahim's network also ensured that the land route from Karachi to Afghanistan allowed U.S., Indian, and other nations' goods to move into the landlocked country unimpeded."
  • WMR Nov 23,  2009 The Israelis discovered that only U.S. nuclear cores composed of plutonium alloys were ripe for theft at Pantex. The 99 percent plutonium fuel was more well-guarded. Because the older plutonium cores required refrigeration to keep them cooler than 150 degrees, the Israelis used refrigeration trucks to move the cores through the post of Houston and into refrigeration containers loaded on board ships belonging to Zim-American Israeli Shipping Company, a firm with close links to the Mossad. From Houston, the plutonium alloy cores were shipped to Israel and Dimona.    ...    One individual who had the port of Houston under close scrutiny was CIA contractor/informant/source Roland "Tony" Carnaby. Carnaby had set up a number of video surveillance cameras at the port of Houston and routinely uploaded the stored videos from the camera units to his Macintosh computer. In April 2008, Carnaby was shot to death by two Houston police officers after what was reported to have been a high-speed chase by police. After he was killed, the Houston police took possession of Carnaby's Macintoch computer. WMR previously reported that Carnaby kept Israeli intelligence assets and agents under close scrutiny in Houston and that he had a strange encounter with an Israeli Consulate General official the evening before he was shot. WMR also previously reported on Mossad's penetration of the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Harris County Sheriff Adrien Garcia has visited Israel and is considered close to the Israeli intelligence operation in Houston. Garcia's overall agenda was also never trusted by Carnaby, according to our sources in Houston. Conveniently, security for the port of Houston comes under Harris County and Garcia. Radiation detectors routinely scan containers at Houston for the presence of nuclear materials, hence, it is important for the Mossad to counteract security at the port.
  • August 6, 2009   WayneMadsenReport  October 7, 2009 -- Do the CIA and Mossad have both sides of coin covered in Iran?Recent reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hails from a Persian Jewish family with the surname Sabourjian, which translates from the "weaver of the sabour," sabour being the Persian Jewish prayer shawl, has intelligence agents all over the Middle East wondering if Ahmadinejad, with his bluster about there being no Holocaust and his reviling of Zionism, is just not too good to be true for those who want to attack Iran and overthrow the Islamic Republic. Ahmadinejad's father, Ahmad, did change the family's name from Sabourjian to Ahmadinejad, some say to hide the family's Jewish roots by adopting a Muslim name.    ....    Of course, having Jewish roots in no way makes Ahmadinejad some sort of secret agent for the Mossad. However, the reports could undermine Ahmadinejad's standing among the more radical members of the Iranian Islamic leadership.    ...    Ahmadinejad is linked politically to the Supreme Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hoseyni Khamenei. However, according to an undated CIA document titled "Recent Developments in Iran," that appears to be from the time of the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, Khamenei is linked to the group of mullahs that included Mir Hossein Mousavi, Ahmadinejad's losing challenger in the recent Iranian presidential election. Mousavi served as Prime Minister under then-President Khamenei in the 1980s. More significantly, Mousavi, who received a great deal of financial support from groups associated with George Soros and his CIA-linked "foundations" during the recent presidential election campaign, was part and parcel of the Iranian end of the Iran-contra affair. Mousavi played a key role in freeing the American hostages in Lebanon in return for secret U.S. military aid in Iran's war against the forces of Saddam Hussein, who was also secretly backed by the Americans.    ...     Another member of the Khamenei bloc, according to the CIA document, was Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani, now the Secretary General of the Combatant Clergy Association. Kani's colleague in the bloc, according to the CIA document, was Ayatollah Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardabili, the head of the Iranian judiciary under Ayatollah Khomeini, who was, along with Khamenei, Rafsanjani, and Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti, believed by many in Iran and abroad of having pre- and post-revolution links to the CIA. Beheshti was killed, along with over 70 other members of his Islamic Republican Party on June 28, 1981 in a terrorist bombing carried out by the neocon-supported Mohajedin-e-Khalq (MEK), the favorrite Iranian terrorist group of Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen. Beheshti was close to Mohamad Khatami, who would later become a moderate president of Iran, and Khomeini.    ...    One of Ledeen's associates, Manucher Ghorbanifar, an Iranian Jew who lived mostly in Rome, was a key middleman in the supply of U.S. weapons to Iran in the Iran-contra scandal. Ghorbanifar also became a key interlocutor in the lead-up to the U.S. attack and occupation of Iraq and his involvement is suspected in the forged Niger "yellowcake" uranium documents that were partially used to justify the attack on Iraq.    ...    According to the CIA document, the Khamenei-Mousavi bloc was oposed by the bloc of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president and, ironically, a backer of Mousavi in the recent election. Rafsanjani was also a key player in the Iran-contra affair and is suspected of receiving gifts from top Reagan administration officials in cementing the Iranian end of the Iran-contra operational pipeline. Also associated with the Rafsanjani bloc was Grand Ayatollah Hosein-Ali Montazeri, a once-powerful and quite liberal mullah who was exiled to Qom and house arrest by Khamenei. Earlier, Montazeri's chief aide, Mehdi Hashemi, was accused of leaking information on Rafsanjani's connections to the Iran-contra scandal and he was executed as a counter-revolutionary in 1987.    ...   It is noteworthy that the CIA document states that the second, Rafsanjani-Montazeri group had the "backing of fanatic terrorist organizations." In fact, the more radical policies came out of the first group that included Khamenei and the now-"moderate" Mousavi. Nevertheless, from the Iran-contra scandal to the secret U.S. arming of Iran, the CIA had its links to both blocs. The relationships built between the CIA and the Khamenei-Mousavi and Rafsanjani blocs in the 1980s may continue with the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad bloc today.    ...    Although the Mossad and CIA were heavily involved in the secret Iran-contra arms shipments to Iran during the 1980s, the CIA document also reveals that an Italian middleman named "Seratore" was involved in secret negotiations to provide Iran with weapons, including tanks from Argentina and armored personnel carriers from Italy.

     

  • August 6, 2009 -- Former FBI translator intends to tell all in testimony in Ohio case

    Former FBI Turkish and Farsi translator Sibel Edmonds, illegally fired from her job after she reported Turkish intelligence penetration of the FBI's counter-intelligence ranks, is prepared to break the "State Secret" gag order imposed on her by then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in October 2002.

    Edmonds is preparing to testify on behalf of Ohio Democratic congressional candidate David Krikorian after incumbent Republican candidate Jean Schmidt filed a complaint against Krikorian in which it is alleged that Krikorian slandered her for charging that she took money from lobbyists for Turkey in opposing a House resolution on Turkey committing genocide against the Armenian people in 1918.

    Edmonds's attorney has informed Attorney General Eric Holder by letter that Edmonds plans to testify in the Ohio Elections Commission case of Schmidt v. Krikorian unless Holder replied by close of business on August 5. Holder has become a lightning rod for those who claims the Obama Justice Department is upholding the draconian policies of the Bush administration.

    Edmonds recently stated that Osama Bin Laden was on the payroll of the CIA up until the 9/11 attacks. WMR previously reported on a French intelligence document that states that Bin Laden was under the operational control of the CIA and Britain's MI-6 until 1995, two years after the 1993 World Trade Center attack. Additionally, WMR confirmed French press reports that Bin Laden met at the American Hospital in Dubai with CIA Dubai station chief Larry Mitchell in July 2001, weeks before the 9/11 attacks.

    Sworn testimony by Edmonds on Turkey's "Deep State" intelligence apparatus in the United States may shed additional light on the role of Turkey in drug and human organ smuggling, as well as nuclear proliferation and money laundering. The Turkish Deep State involves shadowy organizations, including the Fetullah Gulen Islamic movement, which was linked to the CIA by Justice Department prosecutors; Ergenekon, a Turkish intelligence operation that is accused of carrying out false flag terrorist attacks in Turkey and which has been linked to Israel's Mossad, and the right-wing Grey Wolves, a group that, along with Ergenekon, appears to have grown out of America's "Gladio" Cold War-era "stay behind" network.

    Turkey and its association with nuclear components smuggling involving Israel, Pakistan, former Soviet central Asian states, and other countries was a particular focus of outed CIA non-official cover officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates cover firm. Neocons in the Bush-Cheney administration were concerned that Mrs. Wilson's probe was inching close to top neocons in the administration, including State Department official Marc Grossman, Pentagon officials Eric Edelman and Douglas Feith, and arch neocon police adviser Richard Perle. The major Turkish lobbying organization, the American Turkish Council has close links with what has been termed its "sister organization" -- the American Israel Publoic Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    On January 18, 2008, WMR reported: "WMR has learned that former CIA covert agent Valerie Plame Wilson, whose covert status was leaked by the Bush White House, and former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who was focused on a major covert network involving Turkish, Israeli, and key members of the Bush administration and Republican Party and weapons and drug smuggling, were essentially looking at the same network.

    The nexus of Turkey with both the covert CIA Brewster Jennings and Associates operations and the Turkish-Israeli network of influence active within the Defense and State Departments, is the key factor in understanding the complicated counter-espionage operation conducted by both the FBI and CIA.

    The congressional investigation by Senators Pat Leahy and Charles Grassley in support of Edmonds' revelations and congressional and judicial efforts to obtain White House emails on the leak of Plame's identity have been stymied by a powerful array of top Bush administration officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush adviser Karl Rove, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, convicted Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former Deputy Defense Secretary for Policy and Plans Douglas Feith, and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman.

    Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgeraldwas also, according to our sources, well aware of the massive conspiracy to cover-up the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction components from former Soviet Central Asian states, as well as Ukraine, Moldova, and Ukraine, to the international weapons bazaar. The Abdul Qadeer Khan (A Q Khan) network based in Pakistan was a major beneficiary of the weapons smuggling operation that used Turkey as a pass-through.

    Rather than expand his investigation, Fitzgerald demurred on looking at the activities of the American Turkish Council, Turkey's influential lobbying group in Washington, and its parallel symbiotic organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Turkey and Israel are close military and intelligence partners.

    WMR has also learned from informed British sources that the late Dr. David Kelly, said to have committed suicide with a pen knife and over-the-counter drugs, was murdered because he had stumbled across the British role in the international weapons smuggling ring operating chiefly out of Washington . . . WMR has also learned that the late Princess Diana, in her campaign against land mine proliferation, became aware of a even greater arms proliferation danger, that of nuclear weapons and components. Diana also reportedly became privy to the identities of key British politicians and officials involved in the smuggling. Diana died in a suspicious automobile accident in Paris in 1997."

  • Apr,  2009 WMR There is additional information to report on the Treasury Note that is secured by $250 billion in gold (2500 metric tons) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. After the sudden resignation of New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Stephen Friedman, a one-time top economic adviser to President George W. Bush and someone who apparently profited from the government's bailout of Goldman Sachs while he served as both Chairman of the New York Fed and as a board member for Goldman Sachs, the entire Federal Reserve Bank system appears to be involved in a massive ploy to loot the United States of its gold and cash reserves.    ...   On May 5, 2009, WMR reported: "According to WMR's sources, the FBI and London police are working together on a case that involved a $250 billion U.S. Treasury Note seized by the FBI from a London safety deposit box company, London Safe Deposit Company, Ltd. The box was reportedly placed at the London firm by self-described 20-year CIA veteran Robert Booth Nichols, who reportedly died in Geneva, Switzerland on February 14, 2009.   ...   A heart attack was believed to have been the cause of death but there was a blow to Nichols's head. A 'friend' of Nichols, a New York stockbroker who was reportedly helping Booth move a large sum of cash, bonds and gold in Geneva, arranged for a quick cremation of Nichols's body and the U.S. embassy in Bern was notified.   ...   The T-Note is reportedly secured by 2500 metric tons of gold at the
  • Apr,  2009  WMR April 2, 2009 -- Stanford laundered and siphoned money from wealthy Latin Americans to fund anti-leftist rebellions     ....    An informed source close to the investigation of Sir Allen Stanford's failed Stanford Financial Group and Stanford International Bank has told WMR that there is another link between Stanford's activities and those of jailed Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff. While Madoff defrauded a number of wealthy American Jewish investors, Stanford, according to our source, was doing the same with the investments of a number of Latin American Jews, especially those from Mexico and Venezuela.     ...    In some cases, however, Stanford, with the knowledge of the Jewish investors, was laundering and forwarding their money to groups planning the overthrow of elected progressive leaders such as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Argentina, and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. The leaders allegedly threatened the investments of Stanford's Jewish clients in each of the nations targeted for coups.   ...   In 2007, Venezuelan police raided the La Hebraica Jewish Community Center in Caracas and searched for weapons and explosives. Earlier, in November 2004, the center was raided by police for clues in the car bombing assassination on November 18 of government prosecutor Danilo Anderson. Police suspected that Anderson's killers may have had help from "foreign groups."   ....   full story
  • WMR previously reported on Sir Allen Stanford's aviation fleet and its curious links to covert U.S. intelligence operations. American International Group (AIG) is also in the aviation business and its subsidiary, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), is one of the largest aircraft leasing businesses in the world.    ...    Last year, ILFC's CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy, a Hungarian emigre who founded ILFC in 1973, attempted to buy back ILFC from AIG. As a $65 million donor to the Smithsonian's Dulles annex, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex at Dulles International Airport is named for Udvar-Hazy. The SR-71 Blackbird spy plane among other large aircraft, are on display at the annex. Udvar-Hazy, one of the world's richest men, may still get his wish to reacquire ILFC as AIG attempts to come up with much-needed cash. In 2006, Udvar-Hazy was one of the members of the official U.S. delegation to Hungary that was led by part-Hungarian New York Governor George Pataki to mark the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country.   ...   Questions remain as to why a company primarily involved in insurance would have taken over an aircraft leasing business that leases Airbus and Boeing passenger jet liners to airlines, the super wealthy, and Hollywood stars. The answer may be found in AIG's classified files that would put the spotlight on AIG's clandestine work for U.S. intelligence since the company's founding in 1919 in Shanghai as American Asiatic Underwriters by Cornelius Vander Starr, the uncle of President Clinton's chief prosecutor, Kenneth Starr. In 1992, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg took over majority shares in the company from Starr.   ...   Greenberg, a close confidante of Henry Kissinger, was once considered by Clinton to head up the CIA after James Woolsey's departure in 1995 and Greenberg named Kissinger as chairman of AIG's International Advisory Board. AIG's one-time Vice Chairman was Frank G. Wisner, Jr., son of veteran Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and CIA veteran Frank Wisner, a one-time liaison to British agent Kim Philby, who later turned out to be a top Soviet spy. The senior Wisner allegedly committed suicide in 1965 using his son's shotgun.    more search terms:   SEC, ILFC, E. J. Daly,  Greenpeace, whaling , Amchitka, Alska,  World Airways last flight out of Saigon, 1975,  operation desert shield, desert storm,  rendition,  Tower Air, Evergreen International Airlines, Air America, Air Asia, Civil Air Transport, Intermountain Aviation, American International Assurance  full story  file
  • WayneMadsenReport March 16, 2009 -- Madoff took fall for New York's richest and most powerful politicians     ...    A reliable source who is close to both the U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York's Organized Crime Unit tells WMR that Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff, who was remanded to prison last week by U.S. Judge Denny Chin, took a "fall" for some of New York's most powerful and wealthiest politicians who were using Madoff's private investment scheme as a "front" to assist in a major real estate redevelopment plan for New York that stood, and still stand, to make the conspirators super-rich.   ...    Although the federal prosecutors in the case against Madoff claim the former chairman of NASDAQ and chief of Madoff Investment Securities refused to cooperate in their criminal conspiracy investigation of Madoff, the prosecutors have no intention of expanding the case beyond Madoff and possibly some of his family members.   ...   WMR has been informed by a well-informed New York legal source that Madoff is a second-tier player in a major real estate development plan that used some of the money skimmed off by Madoff's Ponzi scheme to fund some of the real estate development projects . WMR has been told that another second-tier player in the real estate scheme is none other than Madoff's trial judge, Chin.  more search terms: Tishman Speyer, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Metlife, Chin penthouse reward in Battery Park, destroyed email evidence, all pertains to Cornerstone Project, Grand Central Station, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, casinos, entertainment centers, Vegas, Atlantic City, plane crash kills, Revel Hotel, Chin close to Mukasey, and Landlord lobby, West Side Lobby, and Bracewell Giuliani, Patterson Building, Chad Vignola, Giuliani Bloomberg mafia, McGreevey, Spitzer out, Israeli honey trap, Brener, Obama and Rahm Emanuel totally involved. full story
  • WayneMadsenReport The emergence of a connection between Bernard Madoff, the $50 billion Ponzi scheme fraudster and R. Allen Stanford's collapsed $50 billion Stanford Financial Group may center round the Bank of New York (BONY) Mellon's Pershing LLC, which bills itself as "a leading global provider of clearing and financial services outsourcing solutions to more than 1,100 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent investment advisers who collectively represent more than five million active investors."full story  more search terms: Russian-Israeli mafia, Grigory Loutchansky, money transfers, OPERATION SPIDERWEB,  FBI-EUROPOL,  Russian-Israeli dual citizens, money laundering arrests,  Menatep, European Union Bank, Benex connections to Marc Rich, Forest Hills, Grigori Loutchansky, NORDEX, nuclear materials smuggling, Sam Dombs, Khodorkovsky, Putin Antiqua.
  • WayneMadsenReport March 3, 2009 -- The CIA -- Who is it benefiting? The American people or American corporations? On February 26, 2009, WMR reported on a major date that may bear great significance on the collapses, bailouts, and investigations of a number of major international firms tied to CIA covert activities. WMR reported that on May 5, 2006, just three days prior to Dusty Foggo's resignation as the CIA's Executive Director, CIA director Porter Goss resigned. On the same day that Goss resigned, President George W. Bush signed an order exempting publicly traded companies from accounting and disclosure procedures required under the 1934 Securities Exchange Act for national intelligence reasons. Then-Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte was delegated the authority to exempt companies from compliance with the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] law.   ...   What Bush did with one stroke of a pen was to exempt companies like Stanford Financial Group, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, American International Group (AIG), and other companies linked to U.S., and, in the case of Madoff, Israeli, covert intelligence activities, from normal oversight and regulation by the SEC. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), then John Negroponte, no stranger to the world of subterranean intelligence operations, was empowered to exempt CIA front companies from SEC oversight. It is not known whether President Obama's DNI, Dennis Blair, retains this authority, but Congress should start asking about the Bush order and whether it remains in effect. And if the Senate and House Intelligence Committees insist on keeping any discussions about CIA front companies and slush funds behind close doors, the committees responsible for banking and securities oversight should stand their ground and reject any interference, based on the old canard of "national security," that may be offered up by the two dubious Democrats who chair the two intelligence oversight committees.  full story  more search terms: conflict of interest, Feinstein, Blum, Richard Ellis, Newabridge Capital, Blum Capital, AIG intelligence activities,  China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nepal, Mongolia, URS Corporation, EG&G, Carlyle Group, Poppy Bush, American Himalayan Foundation, gold smuggling, Rep. Sylvestre Reyes, El Paso, Duke, Cunningham, Wilkes, Prescott Bush, Krongard, Banker's Trust, Blackwater, Xe, Marc Rich, Merkin, New York Fifth Avenue Synagogue, CIA links to business, BCCI, Savings and Loan, Iran Contra. 
  • WayneMadsenReport No one will ever know just how Charlesworth Shelley Hewlett, who ran CAS Hewlett & Company out of a small office sandwiched between fish and chips shops on South Bury Road in Enfield in north London, came to be the accountant for Allen Stanford's $50 billion financial empire that included Stanford International Bank (SIB). That is because Mr. Hewlett, known as a quiet gray-haired man to those who had offices in his north London office block, died "peacefully" a few weeks before the Stanford scandal hit the front pages. Hewlett was 73 but no one knows the reason for Hewlett's death.   ...   CAS Hewlett maintained only four other offices, three in the London area, including one in Ilford in Essex, England and another in Antigua, where SIB is headquartered.   ...   There are definite links between the Stanford scam and that involving Bernard Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Perhaps the one most striking similarity between the two men is that they used small, virtually unknown accounting firms to handle multi-billion dollar enterprises that are usually audited by the large international accounting firms like Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ernst and Young. Madoff used Friehling & Horowitz, a small three-person firm in New City, New York, while Stanford used Hewlett with four offices of one to two rooms in the London area with no signs of regular employees. WMR has been informed by a knowledgeable source that Hewlett's rented offices had a desk, a filing cabinet, and a telephone. None of the telephones had answering machines. Neighboring office workers noticed an individual entering and exiting Hewlett's offices about once a week.   full story
  • However, the financial scandal is also a political scandal. Starting in this decade Madoff's giving became radically one directional. In the 1990's he gave to whoever was local, and to people who regulated the securities industry. Locally, Alphonse D'Amato and Jerrold Nadler were both on his contributions list. But in this decade, he and his youngest son Andrew began lavishing money on the Democratic Party. In all Bernard gave $128,000 to Democrats as a donor, but $100,000 of that came in the last three years to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. His wife Ruth gave heavily to Hillary Clinton and HILLPAC, their sons gave as well. The recipients? Back in 1999 they were backers of Bill Bradley, but over the long term, the tight cluster of giving was to Ed Markey, Chuck Schumer, and Ron Wyden. Frank Lautenberg got political contributions, and put his and his charity's money with them. That's a clear conflict of interest.
  • Jewish Journal Madoff is a trustee of the Yeshiva University and a long-time philanthropist in Jewish circles.  ...   According to Yeshiva University, "Bernard L. Madoff, a member of the University's Board of Trustees since 1996, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Sy Syms School of Business in 2000. Mr. Madoff is chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, one of the nation's largest third-market dealers in New York Stock Exchange and over-the-counter securities. A benefactor of the University, Mr. Madoff recently made a major gift to the Sy Syms School."  
  • WMR Feb 09, February 27-March 1, 2009 -- Stanford's Latin American operations linked to U.S."counter-narcotics" efforts    ...   Although it stands accused of laundering money for narco-interests in countries like Panama, Colombia, and Mexico, the Stanford Financial Group of "Sir" R. Allen Stanford is being linked by investigators to the world of U.S. government covert and overt counter-narcotics programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.   WMR has learned from a knowledgeable source that FAA records point to a Stanford & Associates, Inc. address at 1329 Alum Springs Road #101 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The address is listed for Stanford's Learjet (N60CE), which was exported to Germany in 2001. The same address was used for HS 125-700A (N81QV), exported to the Cayman Islands in 2000, Cessna 650 (N1239L), exported to Germany in 2000, Another Stanford & Associates address is at 1661 N. Swan Road, Suite 200-6, Tucson, Arizona for a Learjet (N613SA), exported to Germany in 2000. more search terms: Gulf Stream G-IV, N2SA, N3SA, N1SA, N4SA, Abby Construction, Hawker 800XP, N14SA, N10SA, Fredericksburg, Laura Pendergest-Holt arrested, AV Craft, Zenithe Aviation, Alum Springs, Robert F. Stanford, Heather Hills, Bryan Stoelker, Andrea Stoelker, Oceaneering International, Inc. Judge Mark Fuller,  Senator Richard Shelby, Iceland 'special missions', Peruvian Air Force, Bowers, Cessna, Aviation Development Corporation, Maxwell AFB, Viva International, River Hawk Aviaiton, SEC, Eastern Caribbean Airlines Corp, Stanford Aviation,  The pattern is familiar to one informed source who contacted WMR. The source stated: "the CIA continues to created these false front aviation/parts corporations, infuses some government money to get them up and running, then sells them to another government- created entity and the CIA shaves off the excess cash." The pattern is similar to the CIA shell companies used to mask the agency's extraordinary rendition program that relied on chartered aircraft. full story
  • Jewish Journal Madoff is a trustee of the Yeshiva University and a long-time philanthropist in Jewish circles.  ...   According to Yeshiva University, "Bernard L. Madoff, a member of the University's Board of Trustees since 1996, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Sy Syms School of Business in 2000. Mr. Madoff is chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, one of the nation's largest third-market dealers in New York Stock Exchange and over-the-counter securities. A benefactor of the University, Mr. Madoff recently made a major gift to the Sy Syms School."  Madoff victim list Israel
  • WMR There is now a move in Ohio to bring criminal racketeer-influenced and corrupt organization (RICO) charges against Rove. WMR has also learned that because of Ohio's liberal RICO criminal statutes, Rove and the Bush White House are highly alarmed at the prospect that Rove could be successfully criminally charged in Ohio for, among other things, threatening an identified witness in Ohio's election theft.   ...   An indictment of Rove in Ohio could also prove embarrassing for former GOP Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, who has made no secret of his desire to become Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Blackwell, who helped engineer the Rove "grand theft election" in Ohio in 2004 would likely be called as a witness in any criminal case brought against Rove.  ...  There is already a civil RICO suit against Blackwell (King Lincoln v. Blackwell) over his role in the 2004 election fraud.   ...   full story
  • Dec 19,  2008 Guardian DiBartolomeo had once been asked by a skeptical investor to run Madoff's numbers and failed to match the results. Now he knows why. Last week, prosecutors accused Madoff of running what could turn out to be the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, orchestrating a fraud that could run as high as $50 billion. About 10 years ago, Harry Markopolos, then chief investment officer at Rampart Investment Management Co in Boston, asked diBartolomeo, president of Northfield Information Services outside of Boston, to run Madoff's numbers. According to diBartolomeo, Markopolos told him that Rampart was pursuing the same strategy as Madoff, but Rampart's numbers were not as good as Madoff's, and Markopolos wanted to find out why. "After spending about three hours playing around with regression analyses and various kinds of calculations, I could not reconcile it," diBartolomeo said in an interview.
  • BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in a supreme insult has suddenly become the talk of Iraq, hailed by marchers as a national hero but blasted by the government as a barbarian.  ...  The little-known Shi'ite reporter, said to have harbored anger against Bush for the thousands of Iraqis who died after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, had previously made headlines only once, when he was briefly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in 2007.  ...  TV reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi remained in detention on Monday, accused by the Iraqi government of a "barbaric act." He would be sent for trial on charges of insulting the Iraqi state, said the prime minister's media advisor, Yasin Majeed.  ...  his employer, independent al-Baghdadiya television, demanded his release and demonstrators rallied for him in Baghdad's Sadr City, in the southern Shi'ite stronghold of Basra and in the holy city of Najaf, where some threw shoes at a U.S. convoy.  
  • WMR President-elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the congressman who inherited Governor Rod Blagojevich's 5th Congressional District seat, looks like a man with something to hide. ABC News has reported that Emanuel has been avoiding the press. The network also reported that a cameraman on a stakeout at Emanuel's Chicago home was told by Emanuel: "I'm getting regular death threats. You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks. You've intruded too much." Sarah Feinberg, an aide to Emanuel, later said the cameraman had an "active imagination" and denied that Emanuel ever said he had received death threats.  more
  • AP Abu Ghraib, Bush policy to blame
  • Wikipedia   The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, Pub. L. No. 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338 (November 12, 1999), is an Act of the United States Congress which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, opening up competition among banks, securities companies and insurance companies. The Glass-Steagall Act prohibited a bank from offering investment, commercial banking, and insurance services.  
  • The Shministim Letter 2008  Facebook We, high-school graduate teens, declare that we shall work against the Israeli occupation and oppression policy in the occupied territories and the territories of Israel. Therefore we will refuse to take part of these actions, which are being done under our name as part of the IDF. Our refusal comes first and foremost as a protest on the separation, control, oppression and killing policy held by the state of Israel in the occupied territories, as we understand that this oppression, killing and routing of hatred will never lead us to peace, and they are all contradictory to the basic values a society that pretends to be democratic should have.  continued
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  • Alternet  Amidst the spreading global financial crisis, a special debt audit commission released a report charging that much of Ecuador's foreign debt was illegitimate or illegal. The commission recommended that Ecuador default on $3.9 billion in foreign commercial debts--Global Bonds 2012, 2015 and 2030--the result of debts restructured in 2000 after the country's 1999 default.   ...   Although Ecuador currently has the capacity to pay, dropping oil prices and squeezed credit markets are putting President Rafael Correa's plans to boost spending on education and health care in jeopardy. Correa has pledged to prioritize the "social debt" over debt to foreign creditors.   ...   The commission accused Salomon Smith Barney, now part of Citigroup Inc., of handling the 2000 restructuring without Ecuador's authorization, leading to the application of 10 and 12 percent interest rates. The commission evaluated all commercial, multilateral, government-to-government and domestic debt from 1976-2006.   ...  Former Constituent Assembly President Alberto Acosta echoed Correa, saying that the proposal could provide the legal basis for the prosecution of Ecuadorian officials involved in the negotiation of illegal or illegitimate debt. He also said that it was perfectly reasonable to take a debt's legitimacy into account. "The United States itself has embraced the concept of illegitimate debt in encouraging countries to forgive the debt accrued in Iraq under Saddam Hussein." In fact, the U.S. originated the concept of foreign debt after the Spanish-American war. The U.S. refused to pay Cuba's outstanding debt to Spain, arguing that it was created by agents of Spain in Spain's self-interest, a matter in which Cubans had no say.
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  • WMR February 22, 2006 -- BREAKING NEWS. Cheney/Libby compromises of CIA nuclear counter-proliferation operations rolled up ultra-sensitive maritime interdiction operation in Southeast Asian waters. According to two CIA sources, the revelations by Vice President Dick Cheney and his former Chief of Staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, about classified CIA counter-proliferation operations, including the exposure of Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates clandestine work, eventually resulted in the compromise of the CIA's most sensitive nuclear components interdiction program. Cheney recently contended that he has the unilateral right to declassify classified information per an Executive Order signed by President Bush.  ...   The CIA's maritime interdiction program was designed to stop suspect cargo vessels on the high seas, mostly in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea, and search them for nuclear material and missiles and their respective components. The unique and most sensitive aspect of the CIA program was the use of Southeast Asian sea pirates to gain access to the interdicted vessels. The CIA's interdiction program began in the early 1990s, around the same time that Brewster Jennings and Associates began its counter-proliferation activities.
  • They got him dirty on THE CHRISTINA MOORE MURDER when NSA 902nd Counterintel Group (while Hayden was NSA Director) sent the CALEA computerized wiretap info (SIGINT) to Austin lawyer WHITTINGTON, who gave it to the NSA TSP merc's who were seen outside Moore's home (see police sketchs of unindicted coconspirators).  I know.....because the same mercs were sent after me.  I realized how they work (CALEA wiretap, pin hole spy cameras, goons, GPS tracking device) and....showed Sioux FAlls FBI and Austin FBI how "they could work the case and solve it within the amount of time it takes an FBI agent to drive to the telecomm provider's main terminal where the hard disc memorizes all warrantless wiretapping with the phone number archived showing "who was listening without warrants".  Notice: TELECOMM COMPANIES and CHENEY all tried to get "civil immunity" for their crimes?  That occurred...after Cheney read my posts...showing all the crimes and all the evidence was in easy reach of any cop, prosecutor, FBI agent, SEcurity director, MOSSAD HACKERS known to write software for CALEA, and also known to have hacked CALEA to cover their ecstasy rings.  
  • Cheney / Gonzales indictment Nov 08 Cheney, Gonzales indicted in South Texas county http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081119/ap_on_re_us/cheney_indicted By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer Christopher Sherman, Associated Press Writer – Tue Nov 18, 10:18 pm ET AP –ABC News McALLEN, Texas – Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.
  • AP Obama advisers: No charges likely vs interrogators   Barack Obama's incoming administration is unlikely to bring criminal charges against government officials who authorized or engaged in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists during the George W. Bush presidency. Obama, who has criticized the use of torture, is being urged by some constitutional scholars and human rights groups to investigate possible war crimes by the Bush administration.
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  • OpEdNews The straw that breaks the back of the official narrative of Flight 77 is the eyewitness testimony of Pentagon police officer Roosevelt Roberts. Although Officer Roberts recounted his story to The Library of Congress’ September 11, 2001 Documentary Project in November 2001,13 it took another six years for the PentaCon’s Citizen Investigation Team to discover him.  ...   Officer Roberts recounts being just steps from the Pentagon’s loading dock when he heard an explosion. He immediately ran to the center of the loading dock and looked up. That’s when he caught sight of a large commercial airliner, approximately one-hundred feet off the ground over the Pentagon’s south parking lot. The airliner was banking as it flew from his sight.   ...  Without knowing, Officer Roberts has confirmed the fly-over hypothesis that many in the 9/11 Truth Movement see as the only answer that fits the evidence. Roberts explains away this airliner as a second commercial airliner that was flying over the Pentagon reservation. However the actual eyewitnesses who were outside and had a clear field of view all attest that there was only one commercial airliner that flew anywhere near the Pentagon.
  • Ford Motor Co., GMAC LLC and Chrysler LLC were shut out of the market for bonds backed by auto loans for the fifth straight month in October. Sales of auto bonds slumped to $500 million, compared with $9 billion in October 2007, according to Merrill Lynch & Co. data. The cost to sell the debt also surged to record highs over benchmark rates on concern borrowers won't be able to make loan payments amid job losses and falling property values.
  • AP Fla. ruling will help widow's anthrax lawsuit By BILL KACZOR – Oct 30, 2008 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday will help the widow of an anthrax victim make her case that the government was ultimately responsible for her husband's death.   ...   Maureen Stevens' husband, Robert, was a photo editor who was exposed to anthrax mailed to the Boca Raton office of American Media Inc., a supermarket tabloid publisher, in 2001. He was the first of five people killed and 17 others sickened in a series of similar attacks.   ...   Justices ruled 4-1 that the defendants had a duty under Florida law to protect the public against the unauthorized release of lethal materials. It's an important, although preliminary, victory for the widow whose $50 million federal lawsuit also alleges the government and Battelle Memorial Institute, a private laboratory in Columbus, Ohio, were the source of the anthrax.  
  • AP  campaign dirty tricks list, voter suppression
  • Boston.com  BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine—Meteorologists are baffled by rapid tidal changes along the Maine coast, which damaged some boats and piers.   ...   Witnesses say low tide turned and became high within a matter of minutes on Tuesday afternoon. The changes occurred six or seven times. The National Weather Service says reports from several locations indicated that water levels fell and rose from 4 feet to as much as 12 feet during the event.   ...   In a public information statement, the weather service says the cause "remains a mystery and may never be known."  WMR   Oct 08... and February 2-4, 2007 -- WMR previously reported that LNG and oil tankers were reporting that their methane sensors were being tripped by methane publication date: Apr 30, 2007    ...   February 2-4, 2007 -- WMR previously reported that LNG and oil tankers were reporting that their methane sensors were being tripped by methane bubbling up from deep on the ocean floor -- a sign that rising ocean temperatures are resulting in methane hydrate being turned from ice into gaseous form, a deadly addition to the greenhouse gases already in the earth's atmosphere. A recent paper written by nine American and Canadian scientists (Paull, C. K., W. Ussler III, S. R. Dallimore, S. M. Blasco, T. D. Lorenson, H. Melling, B. E. Medioli, F. M. Nixon, and F. A. McLaughlin) and published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) provides further confirmation about the escape of methane hydrate from the ocean floor into the atmosphere. Their paper's abstract reveals the following alarming results of their extensive study of methane being released from the Beaufort Sea Shelf in the Canadian Arctic: "The Arctic shelf is currently undergoing dramatic thermal changes caused by the continued warming associated with Holocene sea level rise. During this transgression, comparatively warm waters have flooded over cold permafrost areas of the Arctic Shelf. A thermal pulse of more than 10°C is still propagating down into the submerged sediment and may be decomposing gas hydrate as well as permafrost. A search for gas venting on the Arctic seafloor focused on pingo-like-features (PLFs) on the Beaufort Sea Shelf because they may be a direct consequence of gas hydrate decomposition at depth. Vibracores collected from eight PLFs had systematically elevated methane concentrations. ROV observations revealed streams of methane-rich gas bubbles coming from the crests of PLFs. We offer a scenario of how PLFs may be growing offshore as a result of gas pressure associated with gas hydrate decomposition."   ...   Adding to the in extremis situation regarding the planet's environment comes the report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issued at an international meeting in Paris today. Over 2500 scientists representing over 130 countries concluded that human burning of fossil fuels over the last 50 years has directly contributed to a severe increase in atmospheric and ocean temperatures. The result will be more droughts, torrential rains in some areas, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels.  
  • Palestine Chronicle, the Rape of Palestine
  • Huffington Post "William Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team, aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.  The two lobbyists who Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government."  
  • Oct 14,  2008 Wired blog  "Inside Operation Highlander: the NSA's Wiretapping of Americans Abroad  ...   A top secret NSA wiretapping facility in Georgia accused of spying on Americans illegally was hastily staffed with inexperienced reservists in the months following September 11, where they worked under conflicting orders and with little supervision, according to three former workers at the spy complex.   ...    "Nobody knew exactly what the heck we were doing," said a former translator for the project, code named Highlander, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We were figuring out the rules as we were going along."   ...   Former Army Reserve linguist Adrienne Kinne, who worked at the facility at Fort Gordon, won new attention this week for her year-old claim that she and her group intercepted and transcribed satellite phone calls of American civilians in the Middle East for the National Security Agency. Senate intelligence committee chair Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) opened a probe into the alleged abuses after ABC News reported on them Thursday."
  • Oct 9,  2008 PressTV  "A US war veteran has accused the Pentagon of launching a nuclear attack on southern Iraq in the final day of the first Persian Gulf War.   ...   Jim Brown, a mechanic in the Army's 10th Mountain Division at the time, told Italian state news channel RaiNews24 that Washington dropped a nuclear bomb in a deserted area outside the city of Basra near the Iranian border in 1991.   ...  The bombing, which took place on the last day of the war in Iraq on February 27th, caused an explosion equal to a five-kiloton blast.   ...  The allegations draw parallels with the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, which created a blast equivalent to about 13 kilotons of TNT.   ...   According to a number of US military heavyweights, the devastating attack on Japan was not necessary as the country had already been seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face'.  "The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender," said William D. Leahy, a former admiral and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
  • arstechnica  evesdropping on American Journalists, for data mining,...ABCNews   NFU Domestic Surveillance page
  • Sept 24,  2008 Israel / Saudi Arabia  WMR
  • Nader Library, Franklin Scandal photos   blacklist Alex Constantine, Wadman, verdict.
  • Israel Policy Forum, The J Street Project, Americans for Peace Now, the National Iranian American Council, Churches for Middle East Peace
  • Scoop, economy, bailout
  • Public Record  us attorneys fired, pdf
  • McCain, Deripaska, KGB, blackmail  WMR
  • new word: witchenomics, its what Joe Biden calls Palin's tax and spending policies, very similar to Reagan's voodoo economics.
  • Sept 24,  2008 Infowars, Pakistan Investigating US Marine Activity Inside Marriott Hotel Days Before Huge Bombing Authorities probing into truck load of steel boxes unloaded into hotel in secret by marines .... Steve Watson Infowars.net Wednesday, Sept 24, 2008 ... Pakistani authorities investigating last Saturday's huge bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad are looking into evidence that US marines were occupying two floors just days prior to the blast and were witnessed unloading a truckload of steel cases inside. ... "The authorities want to ascertain if it was a routine exercise or part of some special mission that does not have the approval of the government of Pakistan," Pakistan's largest newspaper The News reported. ... The reports of the mysterious activity first surfaced in the Pakistani media on Sunday. ... According to the accounts, several witnesses, including Pakistani government officials, described seeing a US embassy truckload of steel boxes unloaded while all entrances to and from the hotel were locked down at around midnight on the 16th September. ... The cases were not taken through security scanners in the hotel's lobby, but were shifted directly to the fourth and fifth floors, the same floors that fire broke out on after the truck bombing on Saturday. ... "Already, the government has got information that several rooms on the fourth floor of the Marriott were in permanent use of the US authorities. Three of these rooms were said to be inter-connected and contained some intelligence equipment and other material allegedly used for espionage," The News also reported. ... The reports have also been picked up in the press in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. ... A US embassy statement said that the marines were a routine team of support personnel that often precede and/or accompany certain US government officials, and that the cases contained communication equipment.
  • Palin, Trigg is daughter's baby
  • Sept 21,  2008  WMR "September 22, 2008 -- Was there a closed circuit feed on the WTC on 9/11?  WMR has learned from a well-informed U.S. intelligence source that a closed-circuit, highly-classified and secure video stream was being fed to a select number of officials on the morning of 9/11. A camera, trained on the World Trade Center, transmitted via an encrypted link the video of the purported American Airlines flight 11 slamming into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.   ...   A long-time L-3 Communications consultant for the National Security Agency (NSA) was, according to our source, one of the very few recipients of the live video stream that caught the first plane hitting the North Tower. The only other official who revealed that he saw the first plane strike the building on a live television link was President George W. Bush. Bush said on two occasions that he saw the first plane hit the building on television while waiting to speak to a group of elementary schoolchildren on the morning of 9/11.  
  • Global Research Landmark Russian TV Debate on 9/11 Gen. Leonid Ivashov, Thierry Meysan, Giuletto Chiesa join Russian Experts   Washington DC , Sept. 9, 2008 – Thierry Meyssan reports from Moscow that he and other leading international 9/11 truth experts have completed taping a television debate which will be telecast on the first national program of Russian state television this coming Friday, September 12. This no-holds barred, free-wheeling debate, featuring strongly divergent opinions about what really happened on and about September 11, 2001 , will be shown in conjunction with the documentary film Zero, produced and directed by Chiesa and Franco Fracassi of Telemaco Productions in Rome . Russians are thus about to receive an unprecedented evening of 9/11 truth.   ...   The telecast will go out in the middle of prime time. Among the participants, General Leonid Ivashov was the commander of the Russian armed forces on September 11, 2001 , and has been a leading critic of the US official version. A leading strategic thinker for his country, Ivashov is currently a fellow of the Strategic Culture Foundation (fondsk.ru) in Moscow . Giulietto Chiesa is a member of the European Parliament in Brussels , representing the region around Asti in northwest Italy . Chiesa has been the leading spokesman for 9/11 truth issues in the European Parliament, and has been the prime mover behind the documentary film Zero, as well as the collection of essays by the same name which has also attracted much attention in Italy since being published in the late summer of 2007. Thierry Meyssan, the founder and leader of the Voltaire Network in Paris , was one of the first critics of the US official story about 9/11. He is the author of several books, including 9/11: The Big Lie, and Pentagate. He also organized the Axis for Peace conference in Brussels in November 2005.
  • Sept 19,  2008  AP/Yahoo "Charlotte Dennett, 61, the Progressive Party's candidate for Vermont Attorney General, said Thursday she will prosecute President Bush for murder if she's elected Nov. 4.   ...  Dennett, an attorney and investigative journalist, says Bush must be held accountable for the deaths of thousands of people in Iraq — U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. She believes the Vermont attorney general would have jurisdiction to do so.   ...  She also said she would appoint a special prosecutor and already knows who that should be: former Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, the author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder," a new book."
  • Guardian  Permafrost, Palin
  • AP Palin email hacked, and Digital Alley, Wired
  • SFChron Palin AIPAC
  • KETV, Boystown child sexual abuse lawsuits  
  • Sept 14,  2008 Telegraph.uk  "Last week Israel's request for a fresh supply of GBU-28 bunker-busters, each weighing two tons and capable of punching through reinforced concrete, was turned down by the US.   ...   Instead, America has agreed to sell 1,000 versions of a much-smaller satellite-guided bomb capable of hitting underground targets, albeit at a shallower depth.   ...   Iran's nuclear facilities are located at a number of separate locations, some of which are buried underground.   ...   The United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, yesterday said Iran had increased its uranium enrichment programme and was not co-operating with an inspections process.  "
  • Yahoo, Palin cronyism
  • Sept 10,  2008 Wayne Madsen Report  "NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign Announces Milestone! 30,000 signatures (and growing) shows that on the 7th anniversary of 9/11, a significant number of NYC voters aren't satisfied with the official explanation of 9/11 nor the government-sponsored investigation! ... They knew that with the right attitude, the right effort, all that mattered was doing whatever work was required to establish the foundation for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative. This public referendum is the most substantial, well-structured effort to date that can result in a subpoena-powered, fact-driven, comprehensive investigation of the most momentous event of our time. Now, 30,000 petition signatures, the minimum requirement to submit a ballot initiative to NY City Council has been reached. From here we will work to double and triple our numbers. We will widen our base and build even greater momentum. We will create a demand for passage of the Initiative that will be undeniable. This is completely available to us because there is now official confirmation from the City Clerk's office that all existing signed petitions will be valid for the mayoral election in 2009. It should also be noted that with substantial numbers and support showing there is a serious mandate from the voters, it is actually possible that NY City Council can be moved to introduce and pass the Initiative on their own. This is the necessary strategy which organizers and petitioners here in NYC have every intention of pursuing."
  • WMR Pakistan, Sarkozy, smuggling, drugs, nuclear black market
  • Palin on the global warming BEFORE VP nomination "A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. ... I'm not one, though, who would attribute it to being man-made." and .... "I'm not an Al Gore, doom-and-gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity." AFTER "man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change. ... Regardless, though, of the reason for climate change, whether it's entirely, wholly caused by man's activities or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet - the warming and the cooling trends - regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we gotta do something about it."
  • Huffington Post Palin
  • TwoPeasinabucket Palin
  • Sept 8, Woodward book release: Cheney has created a  rival chain-of-command, has penetrated US Army, Navy, led by Keane to Petraeus,... preceding the election will be a confrontation with Russia, to play into perceived national security weakness of Obama, help McCain / Palin... all related to Minot / Barksdale nuclear transfer incidentGenerals Casey, Abizaid, the operation will coincide with Russia, STABILNOST 2008. (Stability 2008), new cold war, naval presence in Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, USS George Washington, USS Peleliu, 7th Fleet, Russia lately going after Israeli oligarchy, tax evasion, fraud,  more search terms: Kolmakov, Ukraine, Moldova, Ossetia, Abkhazia, Caspian Sea, CSTO, Armenia, IMMEDIATE RESPONSE 2008, CAUCUSUS FRONTIER 2008, COSSACK STEPPE 2008, Nova Demba, Poland, RAPID TRIDENT, Russian Black Sea, Baltic, Northern, Pacific Fleets, warning by Russian General Valery Yevnevich... source WMR
  • Culture Kitchen, Alaska, GOP, pedophiles, Veco, Stevens, Palin  Republican Offenders, Anchorage Daily News
  • LA Progressive "Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean” September 5, 2008 by Charley James – “So Sambo beat the bitch!” This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination. According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively. “It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole."  more search terms:   Wasillians, racial slurs, Palin, 'just Alaska', common everyday chatter, Step-N'-Fetch-It, darkie musical, Arctic Arabs, mukluks, "f**king Eskimos", vindictive, mean, corrupt, arrogant, organized crime, sweetheart deals, Republican Party machine, inner circle, retribution, disappear to a gulag north of the Arctic Circle, police chief fired by Palin, destroy people she sees as opponents, librarian refused to hold a book burning, the Nation printed an email circulated by Anne Kilkenny, Palin's enemies list, ... and extreme fringe evangelical views, anti-abortion platform, Dick Cheney's incarnate, tax policies, refund surpluses, borrow from the future, reduced progressive property taxes,  increased regressive sales taxes, Sarah barricuda, ... and Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC), Palin is chairman, 
  • Radar Online "The National Enquirer will not let up on GOP veep nominee Sarah Palin. The paper's investigation forced the Palin family to reveal daughter Bristol's pregnancy to the world; now, the paper reports that Palin tried to force her daughter to marry impregnating hockey player Levi Johnston immediately following the Republican National Convention, at which point they would then deliver the news. (Bristol, says the paper, refused.)   If that's not enough, the Enquirer is also pushing hard on another rumor: Sarah Palin had an affair. Is there anything to it?  Hard to tell! But David Perel's team is bringing serious heat to the story. One Alaskan ties the investigation to this "decade-old flirtation": My sources in Alaska say the incident occurred in mid 1990s, right around the time she became mayor of Wasilla. Todd Palin's partner in a Polaris snowmachine dealership in Wasilla, Brad Hanson, and Sarah were reportedly flirtatious and but never consummated the relationship.  ...   When Todd found out, he reportedly dissolved the partnership and sold the dealership. Hampton is now a member of the Palmer City Council. He was married at the time of the reported flirtation 
  • Wishblog, Todd Blodgett, Franklin, Spence, White House call boys, blackmail
  • Sept 2,  2008 Jerusalem Post Sept 2, 2008, Dutch intel: US to strike Iran in coming weeks ...  On Saturday, Iran's Deputy Chief of Staff General Masoud Jazayeri warned that should the United States or Israel attack Iran, it would be the start of another World War.
  • IRMEP  and ArabAmerican News AIPAC report reveals long history of activities harmful to U.S.
  • Aug 23,  2008 DissidentVoice Rosen Weissman trial .... "Why Bush Will Pardon AIPAC for Espionage ...  american_zionist_council_foreign_agents_registration_1962  and IRMEP Institute for Research: Middle East Policy
  • Alternet  "Tattooed across his sternum are military dog tags that read "Joel's Army." They're evidence of Bentley's generalship in a rapidly growing apocalyptic movement that's gone largely unnoticed by watchdogs of the theocratic right. According to Bentley and a handful of other "hyper-charismatic" preachers advancing the same agenda, Joel's Army is prophesied to become an Armageddon-ready military force of young people with a divine mandate to physically impose Christian "dominion" on non-believers.   ...  Joel's Army followers, many of them teenagers and young adults who believe they're members of the final generation to come of age before the end of the world, are breaking away in droves from mainline Pentecostal churches. Numbering in the tens of thousands, they base their beliefs on an esoteric reading of the second chapter of the Old Testament Book of Joel, in which an avenging swarm of locusts attacks Israel. In their view, the locusts are a metaphor for Joel's Army.
  • IRMEP "Bush administration fiscal and monetary policies have caused the value of the US dollar to plunge. This has driven international petroleum producers to seek options for trading their crude in more stable currencies, driving down demand for artificial dollar reserves. Skittish international investors are seeking safer and more responsible financial havens for investment. Although generally underreported in the United States, the plunging value the dollar means Americans are suffering disproportionately from war induced inflation. Over the past five years they've faced average yearly petroleum cost increases of 29% even as Congress passed subsidies spurring demand for the domestic manufacture of highly fuel inefficient vehicles. Europeans experienced a more manageable 19% average annual petroleum price increase and more options created by heavy EU investment in non-automotive centric transportation infrastructure.
  • Wayne Madsen Report ... cell phone  "The "echoing" is not limited to particular cell phone service providers or cell phone types. Customers of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are reporting the same problem with phones from Nokia, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, and Ericsson.  ...  Technicians report that echos occur when there is not a complete connection or if there is a third party connection on the call. While echoing has been a minor problem in the past, the frequency of complaints is increasing and affecting journalists and political activists from Washington, DC to New York City and California to Texas.  ...  Government agencies are already able to remotely activate a cell phone and use the microphone to listen in on conversations. The only way to prevent this surveillance is to agree to "batteries out" conversations, something that is employed more and more among journalists while talking to sources as well as others concerned about high-tech snooping from "roving bugs." Similarly, removing the battery from a cell phone also disables the Global Positioning System and cell tower triangulation capabilities used by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to track the location of the user, according to U.S. intelligence sources." 
  • Aug 20,  2008  Sun Herald (error 404) Declassified Old Documents Shed New Light on AIPAC Espionage Prosecution WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- More than one thousand documents released under Freedom of Information Act filings reveal details of a secret battle that raged between founders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and top US law enforcement officials. The new book "America's Defense Line: The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government" reproduces and analyzes these files and their troubling implications for rule of law in the United States. "America's Defense Line" also reveals stunning details of a preferential deal engineered within the highest levels of the US Department of Justice over the course of three years and implemented in 1965 -- but kept secret from the American public until today. Old documents and new analysis from the Center for Policy and Law Enforcement raise many questions about the upcoming October 2008 AIPAC espionage trial
  • Aug 23,  2008 DissidentVoice Rosen Weissman trial .... "Why Bush Will Pardon AIPAC for Espionage ...  american_zionist_council_foreign_agents_registration_1962  and IRMEP Institute for Research: Middle East Policy
  • AFP Permafrost, melting ...  To find out, a team of American researchers led by Chien-Lu Ping of the University of Alaska Fairbanks examined a wide range of landscapes across North America.  ...  They took soil samples from 117 sites, each to a depth of at least one metre, in order to provide a full assessment of the region's so-called "carbon pool."   ...   Previous estimates of the Arctic carbon pool relied heavily on a relative handful of measurements conducted outside of the Arctic, and only to a depth of 40 centimetres (15.5 inches).   ...   The study, published in the British journal Nature Geoscience, found that the stock of organic carbon "is considerably higher than previously thought" -- 60 percent more than the previously estimated.   ...   This is roughly equivalent of one sixth of the entire carbon content in the atmosphere.   ...   And that is just for North America. The size and mix of landscapes in the northern reaches of Europe and Russia are about the same, and probably contain a comparable amount of carbon-dioxide producing matter currently held in check only by the cold, the study said.   ...   And the danger of a thaw is real, note climate scientists.  
  • Global Research Chaim Kupferberg
  • HistoryCommons On April 30, 2005, FBI agent Robert Wright is notified that the FBI plans to fire him within 30 days. He is immediately ordered to cease work. [Chicago Tribune, 4/22/2005] However, on October 19, 2005, it is announced that the Justice Department overruled the FBI and orders Wright reinstated as an FBI agent. However, he is placed on probation for one year and downgraded in pay. The Chicago Tribune comments, “Wright has been the subject of at least six disciplinary investigations in his career. His supporters have long suspected that the FBI retaliated against him for his public criticism of the bureau and its ability to safeguard the nation from future terrorist attacks.” [Chicago Tribune, 10/19/2005] He has two lawsuits still pending against the FBI. One alleges that the FBI improperly released confidential information from his personnel file (see After June 2, 2003-December 2003), and the other accuses the FBI of violating his rights of free expression by blocking the publication of a book
  • Methane, NewScientist
  • GNN ABC News, lies about sources of anthrax attack notes, Tom Brokaw
  • August 18, 2008 -- Wayne Madsen Report  NSA continues surveillance of journalists; WMR editor subject of espionage investigation  On May 10, 2005, WMR reported on the existence of a highly-classified database at the National Security Agency (NSA), formerly code-named "FIRSTFRUITS," that monitored journalists who reported on the activities of the eavesdropping agency, as well as other intelligence matters. A few weeks later, according to an executive-level source at the NSA, and confirmed by a related source within NSA's "Q" Directorate, the Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence, this editor has been a subject of a national security investigation since June 2005 that remains ongoing. The investigation of this editor is classified at the level SECRET/COMINT (NOFORN). COMINT is "Communications Intelligence" and NOFORN denotes "Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals/Governments/Non-US Citizens."  According to National Security Agency/Central Security Service Policy 1-27, dated March 20, 2006 and signed by NSA Chief of Staff Deborah Bonanni, the investigation of the public disclosure of the unconstitutional and illegal FIRSTFRUITS surveillance system would be coordinated by the NSA, Department of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Justice.  
  • RawStory ... links between Gulf War Syndrome, Anthrax vaccine, Ivins... Rove / Bush knew before 9/11... kept quiet.
  • Russia / Georgia war, ...The conflict began more than a week ago when Georgian troops entered the breakaway territory of South Ossetia to attack pro-Moscow separatists. Russia responded by invading the country on August 8, prompting heavy fighting with Georgian forces that spread to another breakaway territory, Abkhazia.
  • AsiaTimes  Georgia is one of Iran's "near neighbors" and as a result of geographical proximity and important political and geostrategic considerations, the current Russia-Georgia conflict is closely watched by Tehran, itself under threat of military action by the US and or Israel, which may now feel less constrained about attacking Iran in light of Russia's war with Georgia.   ...   Representing a serious new rift in US-Russia relations, the conflict in the Caucasus, paralyzing the UN Security Council and igniting Cold War-type rhetoric between the two military superpowers, is simultaneously a major distraction from the Iran nuclear crisis and may even spell doom for the multilateralist "Iran Six" diplomacy. This involves the US, Britain, Russia, France, China and Germany in negotiations over Iran's uranium-enrichment program, which some believed is aimed at making nuclear weapons.
  • Aug 16,  2008 WMR "Rather then appear, pursuant to a subpoena, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his role in Justice Department prosecutions, including that of Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman, Rove was winging off to Yalta to speak at a conference sponsored by the YES Foundation of Ukrainian billionaire steel tycoon Victor Pinchuk, considered one of the wealthiest of the Jewish Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs who amassed their fortunes after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Past participants in annual Yalta conferences have included Ukrainian neocon President Victor Yushchenko, who came to the aid of Saakashvili with military and political support after Georgia's attack on South Ossetia; International Monetary Fund President Dominique Strauss-Kahn; and, more interestingly, Georgia's Saakashvili." full story
  • Aug 14,  2008WMR "Manipulating the progressive media and diverting the news   ...   This editor is participating in a national and international effort to stymie the plan by Democratic multi-billionaire financier and hedge fund manipulator George Soros to influence a Barack Obama administration's foreign and domestic policies. The effort will focus on educating the new Democratic congressional class as well as the news media on the history of Soros and his activities in fomenting crises, through "themed revolutions," in Eastern Europe and the nations of the former Soviet Union, attacking currencies and national economies, and engaging in predatory corporate practices that have resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States.   ...   The initiative against Soros and his loyalists, who include retired General Wesley Clark, former US ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, Carter National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, is in the initial stages and more information will be forthcoming as the project progresses. Soros has made common cause with the neocons in attacking Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, accusing them of being in nuclear league with one another. Soros is old neocon wine in a "neo-liberal" bottle.  full story
  • Gawker Bush drunk  videovideovideoPutin drunk  Sarkozy drunk  Cheney drunk
  • WMR "Gates slashing rival chain-of-command elements in Air Force  The Air Force suspended its Cyber Command in an order issued on August 11. The decision came prior to General Norton Schwartz assuming the Air Force Chief of Staff position. The shakeup in the Air Force follows the discovery of a rival chain-of-command operating within the Defense Department, particularly through the Air Force, that took orders directly from Vice President Dick Cheney's office. WMR reported on this rival chain in a series of exclusive reports.  full story
  • People's Voice  martial law.
  • US warns against Israeli plan to strike against Iran's nuclear facilities Harretz
  • Sibel Edmonds We Can Change the World Edmunds
  • Saudi Arabia and nuclear power Jerusalem Post
  • Huffington Post, Troy King  'boyfriend' ??? and Bessemer Opinions blog  and Birmingham News  "Not receiving raises has not been a problem for another King employee — 24-year-old John W. Godwin. Godwin started working in the attorneys general office as an unpaid intern last summer, when he was a senior at Troy University. Shortly after arriv­ing in Kings office, Godwin was put on the payroll at $10 an hour. Over the next nine months, Godwin rapidly ascended the ladder. In July 2007, King ap­pointed him as a special ad­ministrative assistant earning $39,456 a year. He completed his degree in broadcast jour­nalism in December, and on March 27 was named to his current title of executive assis­tant, a job paying $57,504 annually, according to state records. "J.W. is an exceptional young man who is the chief aide to the attorney general and who is almost indispens able in terms of the many functions he carries out in this office," Bence said. Bence said Godwins duties include policy research and constituent relations, and he serves as a liaison between the attorney general and the staff. Godwin travels with King as part of his duties, such as ac­companying him to this years National Association of Attorneys General Conference."
  • Albawaba  "More than 100 hundred Israeli academicians and peace activists have signed the following declaration: There is no military, political or moral justification to initiate war with Iran.  A constant flow of information bears witness to the fact that the Israeli government is seriously considering attacking Iran, in order to disrupt its nuclear plans. We do not disregard irresponsible actions by the Iranian government - we also oppose atomic weapons in principle and support the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction from the region. However, it is clear that the main source of the immediate danger of a new, widespread war stems from the policies of the Israeli government and the flow of threats from it, backed by provocative military maneuvers.   ...   After serious consideration, we reiterate our position that all the arguments for such an attack are without any security, political or moral justification. Israel might get caught up in an act of adventurism that could endanger our very existence, and this without any serious effort to exhaust the political and diplomatic alternatives to armed conflict.  ....   We are not certain that such an attack will occur. But the very fact that it is being weighed as a reasonable option, makes it imperative that we warn and caution against the destructive results of an offensive strike against Iran.  ...   Coordinating Group: Prof. Gadi Algazi; Judy Blanc; Prof. Rachel Giora; Prof. Anat Matar; Prof. Adi Ophir; Prof. Yoav Peled; Reuven Kaminer, Prof. Haggai Ram; Prof. Yehuda Shenhav; Prof. Oren Yiftachel.
  • Halliburton Treuhand Truthout
  • With respect to the missing bees, my bets are on Imidacloprid, a systemic insecticide that was banned in France after beekeepers staged a protest. Apparently, this insecticide is also used in GM plants, so there are two ways a bee can get the poison.  Some linke to TOD posts on this subject: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/2471/181485  http://www.theoildrum.com/node/2471#comment-181613  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,druck-473166,00.html
    (was a Leanen link - I bookmarked the article, not the link) These three links together make a fairly strong case.  

  • What is Iraq oil, China situation?
  • Bush: Lying to Congress ~ Refusal of subpoenas ~ Perverting the Rule of Law ~ Obstructing Justice ~ Wars of aggression ~ Denial of human Rights ~ Rendition to ‘Black Sites’ ~ Communistic techniques of TORTURE! ~ Attempted refusal of Habeas Corpus Rights ~ Warrantless domestic spying ~ Signing unconstitutional bills into Laws ~ Signing statements designed to usurp Congressional intent
  • Aug 11,  2008 Antiwar  A Not-So-Diplomatic Turn The continuing frailty of US-Iran relations and the possibility of war by Sadegh Kabeer Last week Iran responded to the latest European proposal regarding its controversial nuclear program. The so-called Iran Six, however, were neither amused nor heartened by the proposal's apparent "ambiguity" regarding the demand that Iran cease it enrichment activities.  ....    In short, Tehran will continue to refuse to forgo its right to uranium enrichment, and the Bush administration, despite the very loud protests of hawks, will continue along the path of "aggressive diplomacy," i.e., more sanctions, in a bid to break the back of the Islamic republic. The possibility of full-blown military conflict remains real, but it is presently tempered by energy prices and the global economic downturn. Rapprochement, however, is a distant prospect, and the NPT remains the only genuine alternative by means of which a resolution to the ongoing crisis can be found.
  • a new development by MIT chemist Daniel Nocera may bring the holy grail of renewable energy storage a bit closer to hand.  Cobalt-Phosphorus Catalyst Used to Split Water at Room Temperature
    The Guardian is reporting that Nocera has developed a catalyst from cobalt and phosphorus which can be used to split water at room temperature. Nocera, “I’m using cheap, Earth-abundant materials that you can mass-manufacture. As long as you can charge the surface, you can create the catalyst and it doesn’t get any cheaper than that.”  Science Magazine,  Forbes
  • WMR The Houston Chronicle reported yesterday on new developments in the civil case brought against the city of Houston by Susan Carnaby, the widow of slain retired CIA Houston station chief Roland "Tony" Carnaby. Carnaby was shot to death by Houston police on April 29. The city is trying to convince U.S. Judge Keith Ellison, who is trying the civil case, to order Susan Carnaby not to make public the "homicide report," the police internal investigation report of the shooting incident, 911 emergency phone call transcripts, or police dispatch tape transcripts to be made public if the city provides such material to her. Susan Carnaby, in an affidavit to the court, said she believes the public has a right to know about the details of the incident, especially since the "police department is investigating itself." She also said that her late husband would have wanted the investigation "open and not hidden."  full story
  • Aug 8,  2008 Jerusalem Post  "If Russia goes through with the sale of its most advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, Israel will use an electronic warfare device now under development to neutralize it and as a result present Russia as vulnerable to air infiltrations, a top defense official has told The Jerusalem Post.   ...   The Russian system, called the S-300, is one of the most advanced multi-target anti-aircraft-missile systems in the world today and has a reported ability to track up to 100 targets simultaneously while engaging up to 12 at the same time. It has a range of about 200 kilometers and can hit targets at altitudes of 27,000 meters.   ...   While Russia has denied that it sold the system to Iran, Teheran claimed last year that Moscow was preparing to equip the Islamic Republic with S-300 systems. Iran already has TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles from Russia.   ...   Neutralization of one of the main components of Russian air defense would be a blow to Russian national security as well as to defense exports. "No country will want to buy the system if it is proven to be ineffective," the official said. "For these reasons, Russia may not deliver it in the end to Iran."
  • WMR  "August 7, 2008 -- Mukasey's new gatekeeper at Justice  Yesterday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who would not have been confirmed as Attorney General had it not been for the personal endorsement of New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, announced that his new chief of staff would be Brian Benczkowski, who has served as chief of of staff to Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip and last year as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney for Legislative Affairs.   ...   In 2007, Benczkowski refused to turn over to the House Judiciary Committee internal Justice Department documents on the political prosecutions of former Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman, Allegheny County coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht, and Wisconsin Department of Administration official Georgia Thompson.   ...   In a September 4, 2007, letter to House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Benczkowski accused Alabama Attorney Jill Simpson of fabricating a conversation she overheard from Bill Canary, the husband of U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Leura Canary, that stated that Siegelman was the target of a political hit job orchestrated by Canary, George W. Bush's political adviser Karl Rove, Leura Canary, and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Alice H. Martin. The internal Justice Department memos that Benczkowski refused to turn over to Congress may have pointed to collusion between Justice Department officials in Washington and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Montgomery, Alabama."
  • Karadzic AP
  • Aug 6,  2008 AP Apparently to allay Israeli concerns, Bush administration officials last week assured visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the U.S. has not ruled out the possibility of a military strike on Iran. And the U.S., aware of Israel's high anxiety over Iran's nukes, is also hooking Israel up to an advanced missile detection system known as X-Band to guard against any future attack by Iran, said a senior U.S. defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions over the issue have not been made public.    ....    With sanctions and diplomacy still the international community's preferred method to get Iran to stop building the bomb, an Israeli strike does not appear imminent.   ...   If it did attack, however, Israel would have to contend with upgraded Iranian defense capabilities, including 29 new Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile systems Iran purchased from Russia last year in a $700 million deal.
  • Why is Habeas Corpus Such a Threat to those in Power? publication date: Aug 6, 2008 Previous | August 6, 2008 -- GUEST COLUMN: Why is Habeas Corpus Such a Threat to those in Power?  by Maher Osseiran   Why is the Supreme Court's decision to uphold habeas corpus rights for the Guantanamo detainees so scary that Senator Lindsey Graham, with the support of McCain, will "explore the possibility, if necessary, of a constitutional amendment to blunt the effect of this decision"?   ...   What is so fundamentally wrong with the Supreme Court's decision, whose members are conservative or Bush appointees, to warrant amending our constitution? Have Senators Graham and McCain lost their minds?  reprinted  from WMR
  • "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity too," Hilton declares breezily. "Only I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot.  ...  "But then that wrinkly white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I'm running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude, and I want America to know I'm, like, totally ready to lead."   ...  Hilton then offers an alternative US energy strategy, suggesting that she plans to combine elements from McCain and Democratic rival Barack Obama.   ...   "We can do limited offshore drilling with strict environmental oversight while creating tax incentives to get Detroit making hybrid and electric cars. ... Energy crisis solved, I'll see you at the debates, bitches!"   ...  Hilton then signs off by declaring that she is now mulling her choices for vice-president. "I'm thinking Rihanna," she said, referring to the singer-songwriter.   ...   "I'll see you at the White House," Hilton adds. "Oh, and I might paint it pink. Bye!"  Funnyordie.com
  • Celcias "... there have been several reports of organic bee colonies surviving where the 'industrial' bee colonies are collapsing. Here is the latest to come to my attention: Pollination, as practised for 1000s of years? Sharon Labchuk is a longtime environmental activist and part-time organic beekeeper from Prince Edward Island.... In a widely circulated email, she wrote: I'm on an organic beekeeping list of about 1,000 people, mostly Americans, and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list. The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate for varroa mites, and they feed antibiotics to the bees. They also haul the hives by truck all over the place to make more money with pollination services, which stresses the colonies."
  • Politico  new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein.   ...   Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery – adamantly denied by the White House – was designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war.   The letter’s existence has been reported before, and it had been written about as if it were genuine. It was passed in Baghdad to a reporter for The (London) Sunday Telegraph who wrote about it on the front page of Dec. 14, 2003, under the headline, “Terrorist behind September 11 strike ‘was trained by Saddam.’” The Telegraph story by Con Coughlin (which, coincidentally, ran the day Hussein was captured in his “spider hole”) was touted in the U.S. media by supporters of the war, and he was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press."   go to Leagate page   and Washington Post file   and more   
  • AP Korea massacre
  • Fort Detrick scientist, suspect in anthrax attacks, dead from "apparent suicide" in Maryland. Bruce Ivins helped FBI analyze anthrax samples. Suicide or not, investigation now shows one employee of U.S. Army facility, and possibly others, may have targeted U.S. citizens in bio-terrorist attack.
  • AP Anthrax scientist  Bruce E. Ivins, 62, who worked for the past 18 years at the government's biodefense labs at Fort Detrick, Md., had been told about the impending prosecution, the Los Angeles Times reported for Friday editions. The laboratory has been at the center of the FBI's investigation of the anthrax attacks, which killed five people.  and Mercury News
  • Wadman, unsuccessful in stopping publication of DeCamp's 'Franklin Coverup', libel case thrown out.
  • JTA  Joe Klein talks with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg about his running feud with the “Commentary crowd” over his assertions that Jewish neocons are pushing a pro-Israel agenda at the expense of U.S. interests (recap: Round I, Round II, Round III).  His bottom line: Listen, people can vote whichever way they want, for whatever reason they want. I just don’t want to see policy makers who make decisions on the basis of whether American policy will benefit Israel or not. In some cases, you want to provide protection for Israel certainly, but you don’t want to go to war with Iran. When Jennifer Rubin or Abe Foxman calls me antisemitic, they’re wrong. I am anti-neoconservative. I think these people are following very perversely extremist policies and I really did believe that it was time for mainstream Jews to stand up and say, “They don’t represent us, they don’t represent Israel.”  
  • Montgomery Advertiser Troy King, death penalty, DNA  
  • RockFreePress  Madsen reprint:  WMR has learned additional details regarding the deadly fire aboard the Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Forrestal, on July 19, 1967 in the Gulf of Tonkin. The additional details point to then-Lt. Commander John McCain playing more of a role in triggering the fire and explosions than previously reported.  ...  On January 16, 2006, WMR reported that according to a US Navy sailor who was aboard the Forrestal on the fateful day of the fire, “McCain and the Forrestal’s skipper, Capt. John K. Beling, were warned about the danger of using M-65 1000-lb. bombs manufactured in 1935, which were deemed too dangerous to use during World War II and, later, on B-52 bombers. The fire from the Zuni missile misfire resulted in the heavy 1000 pound bombs being knocked loose from the pylons of McCain’s A-4 aircraft, which were only designed to hold 500-pound bombs.”  ...  WMR further reported, “The unstable bombs had a 60-second cook-off threshold in a fire situation and this warning was known to both Beling and McCain prior to the disaster.” WMR also cited the potential that McCain’s Navy records were used against him by the neo-cons in control of the Pentagon, “The neo-cons, who have had five years to examine every file within the Department of Defense, have likely accessed documents that could prove embarrassing to McCain, who was on board the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, and whose A-4 Skyhawk was struck by an air-to-ground Zuni missile that had misfired from an F-4 Phantom.”    ...  It is believed by many crewmen and those who have investigated the case that McCain deliberately “wet-started” his A-4E to shake up the guy in the plane behind his A-4. “Wet-starts”, done either deliberately or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft.   ...  In McCain’s case, the “wet-start” apparently “cooked off” and launched the Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that touched off the explosions and massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration. “Wet starting” was apparently a common practice among young “hot-dog” pilots.  McCain was quickly transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred). Three months later, McCain was shot down over North Vietnam on October 26, 1967.  more
  • WBZTV Neil Entwistle's attorney says he will raise constitutional issues in his appeal of guilty verdict.
  • Straight  review: 'The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter Thompson' 
  • Jul 28,  2008  OpEdNews Friday's House Judiciary Hearing on Impeachment: A Victory and a Challenge  by Dave Lindorff   The dramatic hearing on presidential crimes and abuses of power held on Friday by the House Judiciary Committee was both a staged farce, and at the same time, a powerful demonstration of the power of a grassroots movement in defense of the Constitution. It was at once both testimony to the cowardice and self-inflicted impotence of Congress and of the Democratic Party that technically controls that body, and to the enormity of the damage that has been wrought to the nation’s democracy by two aspiring tyrants in the White House.  
  • Godlike Productions (June 27, 2008) George Carlin was known as a great stand up comic. Carlin hosted the first broadcast of "Saturday Night Live" in October 1975. He starred as a cabdriver in his own sitcom, "The George Carlin Show" which ran from 1993 to 1995. Carlin had a very bad habit, he was addicted to Diet Coke with aspartame. He suffered several heart attacks, one at Dodger Stadium during a baseball game. He died of heart failure on Sunday, June 22nd.  In a nutshell aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/E951/Canderel, etc.) triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts with cardiac medication, virtually all medication for that matter because of damage to the mitochondria or life of the cell, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. [link to www.wnho.net]  
  • Jul 26,  2008  Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/951/Canderel) should be banned in New Zealand. There are efforts around the world, but at least save the children. Here is the Report For Schools, articles by the experts on how aspartame destroys the brains of our children: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm Aspartame is responsible for an epidemic of obesity because it makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. It is also responsible for an epidemic of diabetes as it can not only precipitate diabetes, but aggravates and simulates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. Aspartame is not an additive but a deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines.  Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder  Mission Possible International, Duluth, Georgia 
  • Press TV, Iran ...  "This follows the recent publication of an Army War College 'Parameters' article, in which US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that a war against Iran would be 'disastrous on a number of levels', arguing that 'another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need'.  ...  Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, has also said that fighting a third front would have serious consequences. "We do not need an already unstable part of the world to become more unstable," he has said.
  • AL  Main joined the Riley administration at its inception in 2003. His name repeatedly surfaced during the Roy Moore-Ten Commandments controversy, as a possible successor to Moore should he be removed as Chief Justice. When Moore was removed, Main was disappointed. Instead of appointing Main to the vacancy, Gov. Bob Riley appointed his first Finance Director, Drayton Nabors to the post.    .... King, run for reelection 2010?
  • Jul 24,  2008  WHNT   Siegelman tells NewsChannel 19, "Rove is showing contempt for Congress by not obeying their subpoena," he said. "That's why I started ContemptForRove.com."
  • WMR The GOP and Israelis running honey traps?  Longtime GOP dirty tricks operative Roger Stone had a "piece of the action" in Emperors Club VIP, the New York and New Jersey escort service that was patronized by former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, according to a longtime U.S. intelligence source in the nation's capital with whom WMR spoke.  
  • WMR Gates selection to replace Moseley, General Norton Schwartz, recently rattled his saber against Russia in his Senate confirmation hearing, warning Russia not to station bombers in Cuba in retaliation for U.S. missile shield bases in the Czech Republic, Poland, and possibly, Lithuania. As Gates was decrying "creeping militarization" of American foreign policy, his Air Force Chief of Staff selectee was warning Russia not to cross a "red line" by stationing bombers in Cuba, stating, "I think we should stand strong and indicate that that is something that crosses a threshold, crosses a red line, for the United States of America."
  • BradBlog  The McCain campaign's Alabama chairman, Attorney General Troy King, the virulent homophobe who is the subject of rumors that his wife discovered him having sex with another man, was a client of Strategum USA, the consulting firm of Ralph Gonzalez, a closeted gay GOP political operative who was killed last summer in a double murder-suicide in his home in Orlando.
  • Maj.Wm. B. Fox, Cpt.Eric H. May - 19.07.2008 07:34 An impressive medley of military officers join Captain Eric H. May in alerting the public to the danger of Bush administration foul play in the upcoming terror drills Noble Resolve and Diablo Bravo. Intro: An impressive medley of military officers join Captain Eric H. May in alerting the public to the danger of Bush administration foul play in the upcoming terror drills Noble Resolve and Diablo Bravo.  SUMMER ALERT!  Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer Maj. William B. Fox Dr. James H. Fetzer Capt. Eric H. May SFC Donald S. Buswell  ....     Neo-cons and their allies are pounding the drums of war against Iran. Just after his White House meeting on June 4, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that war with Iran was a done deal: "George Bush understands the severity of the Iranian threat and the need to vanquish it, and intends to act on that matter before the end of his term in the White House."   ...  Antiwar   In his July 14 article “Amber Alert! Get Ready for War” Jul Jul 22,  2008  Antiwar  Justin Raimondo states “The Israelis have already been using U.S. bases in Iraq to train for the coming attack… [Bush] is more determined than ever to leave his lasting mark on the Middle East and the world.” In his July 15 article “A Phony Crisis – And A Real One” Antiwar  Pat Buchanan writes: “Israel and its Fifth Column …seek to stampede us into war with Iran.” In his article, “9/11 and the Neo-Con Agenda” Digg  Dr. James H. Fetzer explained why the Bush Administration needs another (self-inflicted) “false flag” attack to expand the failing war in the Middle East. In “False Flag Prospects, 2008” Lonestar Icon  Captain Eric H. May proved the connection between official terror drills and the U.S. 9/11/2001 and UK 7/7/2005 terror attacks. As experienced military professionals, it is our mission of conscience to publish alerts to the American people whenever the danger of a false flag attack is high. We face that danger now with several suspicious military exercises just ahead of us. On July 22 Virginia will run a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) scenario at the Richmond International Airport. For two weeks we have tried to gather particulars on the terror drill from the Virginia National Guard. The command has been evasive, refusing us access to personnel involved in the WMD-related activities. July 28-August 1, a wide array of U.S. military, police, and disaster agencies will be running multiple terror and catastrophe drills. The two main terror drills are “Noble Resolve” and “Diablo Bravo.” 
  • Huffington Post  Obama / al-Maliki dirty trick  ABC News reports Saturday afternoon that some flunky in the Bush White House emailed to its full, extensive distribution list (all of the press, etc.) a Reuters news story saying that duly elected Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki agrees with Barack Obama's timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops.    ....  What if it wasn't an accident?  What if it was on purpose, a Machiavellian/Rovian method to the madness? The definitive book "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential," is a primer on tricks like this.  ...  to what can be politically gained by repetitive linking of Obama to Muslims in the minds of too many Americans, which is clearly going to be part of the Republican game plan in this election.
    What if the "accidental" email was sent out to further pair -- in the public's mind -- Obama and Muslims, just when he's on his big Middle East trip, and at the end of the same week as the New Yorker magazine cover?
  • Jul 18,  2008 WMR  The scandal surrounds Republican fix-it man, fundraiser, and lobbyist Stephen Payne of Houston, the owner of Worldwide Strategic Partners. Payne was recently caught in a secret videotaped sting by the Sunday Times. Payne offered one Eric Dos, a purported exiled political leader from Kazakhstan, meetings with Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley for a payment of $700,000. The George W. Bush Presidential Library would receive $250,000 of the amount. In return, Payne would ensure that ousted Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev's "sponsors" would receive personal attention in his attempt to regain power in Kyrgyzstan with senior Bush administration officials, including Cheney. Akayev lives in exile and teaches mathematics at Moscow State University.  ...  The only problem for Payne was that "Dos" was not an exiled Kazakh politician an but a Sunday Times reporter. The smoking gun documents revealed by the Sunday Times include a July 9, 2008, email from Dos to Payne stating that "Money can be tomorrow . . . They [Akayev's sponsors] can give the Bush donation in cash as I told them that the Bush library still to be created. Do you want me to bring cash to London to simplify things?" Payne wrote back the same day, "That's Great news . . . cash is very hard to deal with in and can't be easily brought to USA — a wire transfer for 700 to cover everything at once is best way (but we can discuss options if it's a problem)."
  • search McCain, marijuana, dope bust, Sedona, Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • OpEdNews, Impeachment hearings, Kucinich, Plamegate, executive privilege  Judiciary Chairman John Conyers is set to begin "preliminary hearings" on Dennis Kucinich's article of impeachment on Thursday, July 25, according to impeachment activists working the Hill. Conyers is tying himself in knots trying to avoid using the word "impeachment," but that's what Kucinich's article is: an article of impeachment against George Bush, tightly focused on claims that Saddam possessed WMD and that he had a connection to 9/11, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.   Shirley Golub
  • Jul 16,  2008 Jerusalem Post
  • Alternet Ketchum was referring to his work at Edgewood Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, in the 1960s, when America's national security strategists were high on the prospect of developing a nonlethal incapacitating agent, a so-called humane weapon, that could knock people out without necessarily killing anyone. Top military officers hyped the notion of "war without death," conjuring visions of aircraft swooping over enemy territory releasing clouds of "madness gas" that would disorient the bad guys and dissolve their will to resist, while U.S. soldiers moved in and took over.  ...  Ketchum was into weapons of mass elation, not weapons of mass destruction. He oversaw a secret research program that tested an array of mind-bending drugs on American GIs, including an exceptionally potent form of synthetic marijuana. (Most of these drugs had no medical names, just numbers supplied by the Army.)
  • JTA  The federal judge in the classified information case against two former AIPAC staffers set a trial date of Oct. 28.  Separately, Ellis ruled in favor of the prosecution in allowing as evidence a Washington Post article from June 15 2003; that article, by Michael Dobbs, on Iran policy wars within the Bush administration, quoted senior administration officials as refusing to discuss a directive by President Bush on Iran because it is classified.   ....    The same directive was allegedly the topic of discussion between Rosen, Weissman and Larry Franklin, then a Pentagon Iran analyst. The prosecution intends to use the article to show that Rosen and Weissman likely knew the document, a National Security Presidential Directive, was classified. Franklin has pleaded guilty in the case.
  • Today's hearing in the Judiciary Committee focused on mounting evidence that senior members of the Bush Administration specifically approved torture techniques outlawed by US and International law. This issue is directly relevant to the articles of impeachment introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich relating to torture, and today's hearing should add momentum to our campaign in favor of impeachment hearings.  During my questioning of Mr. Ashcroft, he refused to answer my repeated direct questions about the so-called "principals meetings" he took part in with Vice President Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and Alberto Gonzales where these key officials reportedly approved detailed interrogations against specific prisoners that included torture techniques including water boarding. Despite the fact that much of this information is in the public record, Mr. Ashcroft stubbornly refused to answer my legitimate questions and instead decide to "keep faith" with the Bush Administration and keep secrets from the American people and the Congress of the United States.  
  • Jul 16,  2008  "Two’s company. Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney announced today she has joined the campaign to elect Cindy Sheehan to Congress.  Citing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s record on “hope-reversing” policies, McKinney will serve as Sheehan’s Honorary Co-Chair in Sheehan’s bid to “oust” Pelosi from office.  “Nancy Pelosi needs to phone home,” McKinney said, “because it’s clear that she’s forgotten the values of the people of California who sent her to Congress.”  The announcement comes at a particularly difficult time for Pelosi whose job approval rating has steadily declined since vowing “to take back America” in 2006. According to a recent Harris poll conducted between June 4 and June 8, Pelosi’s job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of just 24 percent positive and 57 percent negative.  “The point was to change Washington, but instead Washington changed Nancy Pelosi,” McKinney said."
  • CNN July 16, 2008 McCain again cites current events in 'Czechoslovakia' Posted: 07:06 AM ET From CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand  McCain again referred to the nation of Czechoslovakia, which no longer exists. (CNN) – For the second time in two days, John McCain has referred to current events in “Czechoslovakia” – a country that officially ceased to exist in January of 1993.  “And I regret some of the recent behavior Russia that has exhibited, and I’ll be glad to talk about that later on including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia after they agreed with us on a missile defense system, etcetera,” said the presumptive Republican nominee at a New Mexico town hall Tuesday.  More than fifteen years ago, Czechoslovakia officially split into two nations – the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  On Monday, the Arizona senator made virtually the same statement about recent Russian moves that troubled him, citing that country’s attempt to reduce “the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.”  
  • Daily Dixie Troy King
  • Think Progress  The Sunday Times reports Stephen Payne, a Bush pioneer and a political appointee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was caught on tape offering access to key members of the Bush administration inner circle in exchange for “six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.”
  • WMR "Alabama's Republican Attorney General Troy King, a major persecutor and prosecutor of former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman, has been kicked out of his Montgomery home after his wife, Paige King, discovered Alabama's top law enforcement official was engaged in a homosexual tryst with an assistant in the couple's own bed. King was a top official in John McCain's presidential campaign in Alabama and was mentioned as a strong GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2010."  more search terms: virulent anti-homosexual, homophobe, anti-gay letters to the Crimson White, University of Alabama Gay and Lesbian Alliance, affront, ban on sex toys in Alabama, vibrator, jailed, see also gay affair,  Texas Governor Rick Perry, Secretary of State Geoffrey S. Connor, denials, all related to triple homicide in Florida, Ralph Gonzalez, David Abrami, Robert Drake, at Gonzalez' home in Hickory Cove subdivision, Orlando, and office of Strategum Group, offices in Atlanta, Nevada .... Gonzalez was a political consultant to Troy King.  Gonzalez head of Georgia Republican Party, close to Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed, see also Jack Abramoff, see also Rep. Tom Feeney, vote rigging investigations, Chinese missile espionage, NASA, Exxon Mobil, Yang Enterprises.  Gonzalez was political consultant to Troy King's campaign, and ally to Gov. Bob Riley, and involved in Siegelman prosecution, all tied to casinos on Indian reservations, Poarch Creek, United Keetowah Band of Cherokees, run by Russian-Israeli mob, credit card verification systems, contactless 'touch and pay' electronic payment systems.  all signed off on by Riley, Fuller, Jeb Bush George W. ....   Gonzalez consulting in Nevada, Nevada GOP Assembly candidates Michael Smith, Steve Grierson, Valerie Weber, and Jon Ozark and state senate candidate Barbara Cegavske."  ...  see WMR for connecting details.  and go to Siegelman NFU page
  • Frontpage Military Commissions Act     In its latest demonstration of an imperial judiciary, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which had stripped the federal courts of jurisdiction to hear habeas corpus petitions from terrorist suspects designated as enemy combatants who were seeking to challenge the lawfulness of their detentions. Justice Kennedy’s 5-4 opinion claimed that the inordinate delay in providing them with a hearing before a ‘neutral’ decision-maker concerning the legitimacy of their detentions justified the Court’s granting of habeas corpus, even though much of the delay was caused by the detainees’ own lawyers’ protracted appeals.  see NFU War on Terror page
  •   Removed from the Pemberton Township Republicans website. Obama loves America like OJ loved Nicole   go to NFU Dirty Tricks page
  • Arstechnica  FISA   The new FISA compromise: it's worse than you think By Timothy B. Lee | Published: July 07, 2008 " Telco immunity is the icing, not the cake Last month, the House of Representatives passed the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, Congress's latest response to President Bush's demands for expanded eavesdropping authority. The Democratic leadership, seemingly intent on avoiding real debate on the proposal, scheduled the final vote just a day after the bill was introduced in the House. Touted by Democratic leaders as a "compromise," it was supported almost unanimously by House Republicans and opposed by a majority of Democrats."
  • JeffGannon.com  "Obama’s flying monkeys are targeting the National Press Club (of which I am a member) because a man named Larry Sincla_ir reserved a meeting room to hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 18"
  • Jul 8,  2008 Daily Reveille  "Senator Vitter is married to arrogance --  Thank God we have brave and clear-minded legislators like our own Sen. David Vitter.  While we are wasting our time worrying about high gas prices, the home mortgage crisis, the weakening dollar, an endless occupation in Iraq, a failing one in Afghanistan, global warming and another hurricane season - Vitter knows the real threat: Gay marriage.  That's right. Vitter is cosponsoring - along with our sexually ambiguous friend Sen. Larry Craig - a new "Marriage Protection Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. Similar amendments have failed in Congress before, and this one, with a larger Democratic presence in Congress, will certainly fail as well. ..."
  • South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission, massacre AP  and file
  • Gabriel's Revelation Ny Times   JERUSALEM — A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.  ....  , it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus, since it suggests that the story of his death and resurrection was not unique but part of a recognized Jewish tradition at the time.  more at Religion page
  • CNN "Two French students who were found stabbed to death in a burned-out London apartment were the victims of a "frenzied, brutal, horrific attack," police said Thursday, as they appealed for information about the case.  Gabriel Ferez (left) and Laurent Bonomo were graduate biochemistry students at London's Imperial College.  Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez, both 23, were bound and stabbed multiple times in the head, neck, torso, and back, said Mick Duthie, a detective with London's Metropolitan Police.  Bonomo and Ferez were students at Universite Blaise-Pascale in Clermont Ferrand, France. They had arrived in London in late May to do research at Imperial College and were planning to return to France at the end of July, Duthie said.  Both were graduate biochemistry students and had been studying DNA and the cleansing of protein within DNA, he said.
  • People's Voice Kadish
  • Montgomery Advertiser Rove Siegelman, contempt, executive privilege
  • only seven years left to fix global warming
  • World Bank, biofuels, hunger
  • NYTimes Guantanamo
  • SS Poet, Bush, Reagan, 1980, October Surprise, Carter ... (WMR): can be added to a list of suspicious sinkings: the USS Liberty, the USS Pueblo, the USS Indianapolis, the SS Mayaguez, the USS Scorpion, the USS Cole ... a Reagan arms deal to keep the hostages in Iran until Carter defeated.  The crew of the USS Poet was a liability to the Israelis who delivered the missiles.  ... 10 officers, 24 crewmen, ... Bush 41 visited her before secret Paris trip, Khomeini, ... final voyage, loaded with corn in holds 1, 2, and 3 at Girard Point Pier 3, Delaware River, reported missing, failed to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar, NTSB hearings were a whitewash, families of the dead said there were 'secret weapons' in hold 4, memo from Associate Attorney General Giuliani, to acting Criminal Division Chief John Keeney, alleged foreign government  Interference with 1980 election, CIA, SS Poet disposed of in the Persian Gulf, treason, other search terms: Ghorbanifar, Abrams, Amiram Nir, Pat Weber, Perez, Shamir, TOW anti-tank missiles, John Tower, Walsh, Iran Contra, David Kimche, Yitzhak Hofi, submarines, Gal-class, diesel, Iranian salvage firms, Bandar Abbas, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Silvermine, Simonstown naval station, 
  • Jul 3,  2008 Arms Control Today  'Neither presumptive presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) or Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), has said he would, if elected, discontinue the proposed European deployment. Indeed, McCain has fully endorsed it, and his campaign has more generally stated that he sees “effective missile defenses” as critical not only to deal with states such as Iran but also to “hedge against potential threats from possible strategic competitors like Russia and China.”  and Lithuania, Poland  
  • Houston Chronicle  "Was rocket moments from striking Continental flight? Probe of launch near Bush airport has stalled, FAA records indicate  A Continental airliner might have been only a minute away from colliding with what the pilot described as a model rocket that shot past his cockpit window, Federal Aviation Administration records obtained by the Houston Chronicle show. On Memorial Day, the Continental pilot reported being startled by his encounter with this object that "went straight up" and left a long white vapor trail. Yet the trail to identifying this object has appeared to run cold since the FAA and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force launched their investigation into the episode. For starters, the radar at George Bush Intercontinental Airport was unable to detect any unusual object in the sky when Flight 1544 took off. A video recording, acquired from the FAA through a Chronicle open record request, shows the radar detected nothing but dozens of airplanes. FAA authorities said this is not surprising because airport surveillance radar is designed to track the departure and arrival of planes, and officials want to avoid clutter. It would usually not pick up a small object such as a model rocket that is going straight up, the FAA said. The radar data also show the plane carrying 148 passengers to Cleveland never detoured from its route. Just minutes after takeoff, as the plane was headed over Lake Houston, the pilot acknowledged spotting the object. The plane had then reached 4,750 feet elevation and was traveling at 277 mph, records show. 'Is that a rocket launch?' The pilot on that flight, Capt. George Drebo, has declined to comment. The co-pilot, John Knight, could not be reached.  see CIA / Carnaby page
  • DailyGreen CCD Bees 
  • AP / Yahoo  SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit by an Islamic organization that accused the Bush administration of illegally wiretapping its telephones without warrants. The U.S. branch of the now-defunct Al Haramain Islamic Foundation claimed federal officials illegally eavesdropped on their telephone calls without court approval required by the administration's so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program.  At the heart of their lawsuit was a top secret call log that the Treasury Department accidentally turned over to Al Haramain's lawyers, who say it shows government terrorist hunters listened to their phone conversations with foundation officials living in Saudi Arabia.   more at Amdocs
  • Peace Earth Justice  Cheney B-52
  • Jul 2,  2008  Pittsburgh Live "Congress subpoenas Wecht, Siegelman documents By Jason Cato TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, June 30, 2008 The House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating whether certain public corruption probes were politically motivated, has subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents related to the prosecutions of Dr. Cyril H. Wecht and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., the committee chairman, sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Michael Mukasey. ... "We trust this subpoena will now facilitate the prompt production of the requested documents." Wecht is a prominent Western Pennsylvania Democrat who served as Allegheny County coroner. U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, a Republican, was appointed in 2001 by President Bush as the region's top federal prosecutor.    ... The committee also is seeking documents related to the leak that exposed the identity of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. It wants the documents by July 9.   more and search terms: Wecht, Pennsylvania Democrat, coroner, accused of using his public office for personal gain, hung jury in first trial, Judiciary committee wants complete and unredacted files of all related agencies investigations.
  • HR 3221  What effect would a $300 billion dollar bailout of home mortgages have on the dollar?
  • Native American march 8300 miles AP
  • Jun 23,  2008 Payvand News Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 200 years. The United States encouraged Iraq's war with Iran (1980-1988) by providing Saddam Hussein with intelligence and military support. Iran's major oil refineries were destroyed during the war, so Iran was forced to export its crude oil to be refined. The U.S. sponsored sanctions have prevented Iran from repairing or building new refineries, so they have been forced to rely on other forms of energy. Nuclear power was introduced to Iran by the U.S. after its democratically elected government was overthrown by the CIA in 1953. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, on behalf of President Ford, persuaded the U.S. imposed Shah of Iran to build over 20 nuclear reactors
  • neither he nor his Republican rival, John McCain, talk about changing the National Security Strategy of the U.S., or the military document Joint Vision 2020, which calls for "full spectrum dominance" of the world by the U.S. military by the year 2020.
  • No Quarter, Larry Johnson on Sibel Edmonds, Neil Entwistle
  • On June 21, 1991, 21-year-old Alisha Jahn Owen was pronounced guilty by a jury in Douglas County, Nebraska, on eight counts of felony perjury. On August 8, 1991, she was sentenced to serve nine to twenty-seven years in prison. Owen was indicted for telling a grand jury, before which she testified in 1990, that she was sexually abused as a juvenile, by a Nebraska district court judge, by the chief of police of the city of Omaha, by the manager of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, and others. Alisha Owen also witnessed, she said, the abuse of other children by figures in Nebraskas political and financial establishment whom she named, among them the publisher of the states largest newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald. She testified that she was in a group of Nebraska children who functioned for years as illegal drug couriers, traveling nationwide, for some of nebraskas wealthiest, most powerful and prominent businessmen. Two grand juries, one local and one federal, had a mandate to consider these and other charges of child abuse connected with the Franklin Creidt Union. They indicted the victim-witnesses for perjury instead!  This is unprecedented probably in the history of the United States, commented Dr. Judianne Densen-Gerber, a lawyer, psychiatrist and nationally prominent specialist on child abuse, during her visit to Nebraska in December 1990. If the children are not telling the truth, particularly if they have been abused, they need help, medical attetion. You dont throw them in jail!   source:  Golden Phoenix poster   Franklingate
  • June 18,  2008  Socialist Worker  "A victory for the Raytheon 9 June 18, 2008   In a victory for antiwar activists everywhere, by a unanimous verdict of the jury, the Raytheon 9 were found not guilty June 11 of three counts of criminal damage at the Raytheon offices in Derry, Northern Ireland.  The Raytheon 9 are members of the Derry Antiwar Coalition who, in August 2006, responding to Israel's savage war on Lebanon, organized an occupation of a local facility of Raytheon--the U.S.-based weapons maker and world's largest producer of guided missiles, including the missiles used to attack the civilian population in Lebanon. Following the protest, they were arrested and charged with vandalizing the building.  Two of the defendants, Colm Bryce and Eamonn McCann, addressed their supporters and the press outside of Belfast's Laganside Court following the verdict.  War
  • SIA News Franklin Scandal Cover-up
  • LookingGlassNews  top 25 unreported news 2007
  • Sibel Edmonds, one important key to unlocking exposure of Bush neo-con 911 operation.  more
  • Hatfill settles with US, $5.3 million, anthrax case never solved, Ashcroft, Daschle, Judith Miller, 
  • WayneMadsenReport Entwistle's firm, Embedded New Technologies (ENT), reportedly had connections to the Braintree, Massachusetts-based firm P-Tech, which was investigated subsequent to 911 by the FBI for ties to Muslim Brotherhood financiers linked to Al Qaeda. P-Tech also had software contracts for the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. According to Entwistle's mother-in-law, he also told his wife that he had large amounts of money held in 'offshore' accounts. ......  WMR has recently learned from knowledgeable U.S. Intelligence Community sources that Entwistle's contract for P-Tech involved "wiring backdoors" into the computer systems of the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House to bring about the operational collapse of the computer systems during the morning of 9/11.  more search terms: Gatwick Airport, Hanscom Air Force Base, Gulfstream rendition aircraft, full article
  • Don Siegelman.com Karl Rove
  • Mark Comings told his story to myself, a publisher, a Cambridge MA foundation chairman, and an alternative energy researcher in 2007. Mark did undergrad and graduate work at UC Berkeley and Caltech in physics. In 1984 at age 24, he was working at Lawrence Berkeley labs, the various accelerator and other labs just up the road from downtown Berkeley in a small fold in the Berkeley hills called Strawberry Canyon. One day while working in an area just beneath one of the complex's accelerators, Comings put together a device using electrical materials stored in the room. His supervisor okayed his use of the materials. ...  Mark is very bright and gentle (he later married noted physicist and PhD Russel Targ's daughter Elizabeth, an MD and psychiatrist, before she died of cancer). He speaks clearly and honestly and is the kind of person who inspires trust, being a man of new age, nonviolent nature. In the underground room he set up an apparatus using a piezoelectric crystal. The crystal was barium titanate, and he crudely soldered a wire to each end of it (a.c. wires). He attached an oscilloscope plus an amp meter and a voltometer. Then he worked to adjust the oscillating wave interference patterns. It was a simple design and he says other researchers fail in the same kind of effort because they didn't consider the basic cosine function, which he did. The crystal allows for a concentration of the electricity inside it, which caused the crystal to hum audibly. He says it was an "overunity" device that put out 2.5 times more energy than the amount of electricity put into it. Apparently, the device simply converged and canceled out energy waves, causing them to marginally bleed into the vacuum where a deeper energy gradient is pulsed and teased out, allowing for the overunity.  source: WMR blog poster
  • June 13,  2008  Scoop  The McCain campaign’s chief publicist, Charlie Black, a powerful GOP lobbyist, has protected and promoted the cause of Ahmad Chalabi’s I.N.C. organization in Washington since 1997, and also played a major role in spreading I.N.C. disinformation.
  • Message from Governor Don Siegelman  ... My Dear Friend: Karl Rove abused his power as an official of the Bush White House and has been inextricably linked to the misuse of The United States Department of Justice. ...  The Department of Justice was used as a political tool to retain and to gain political power, thus perverting our system of justice and subverting rights and freedoms guaranteed by the U S Constitution.  ...  In connection to these and other criminal conspiracies, Karl Rove has been subpoenaed to appear before the U S House Judiciary Committee. If Rove continues to refuse and fails to appear, The House Judiciary Committee must vote to hold Rove in contempt and that must then be voted on by the entire United States House of Representatives.  ...  It is crucial to the preservation of our democracy and to the restoration of justice that Karl Rove and others, whomever they may be, be held accountable for these crimes against the United States of America.  ...  It is important therefore that each of us do everything within our power to encourage all members of Congress to vote to hold Karl Rove in contempt and to vote to enforce that " citation". This is the only constitutional procedure that is available to us as citizens.  ...  Please write, call and email as many members of Congress as possible and pass this request on to as many of your friends as possible. The Founders of this nation left the preservation of our democracy up to us. It is now our time to take action. ..   Don Siegelman Governor of Alabama 1999-2003 Please go to Don Siegelman.com for more action that can be taken to help in this fight for justice. 
  • Plame 'damage assessment', CIA
  • WMR  Houston ship channel the focus of Madsen and people close to George H. W. Bush, 'false flag' event,  keywords: HUMINT, Carnaby's Blackberry and numerous cell phones, activate port surveillance cameras, Special Agent R. Jennings, Carnaby Shipping Ltd, NOC, American Global Enterprise, Israeli Mossad, liquefied natural gas, AIPAC, full article   and Carnaby / CIA
  • June 10,  2008 WMR  Feith Replacement at Pentagon Identified in Libby Indictment. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and Plans Eric Adelman has been identified as then "then Principal Deputy" to Vice President Dick Cheney's recently indicted Chief of Staff Lewis Libby. Adelman replaced Douglas Feith, the chief architect of the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, as Undersecretary after he was given a recess appointment by President Bush to the Pentagon post. Adelman left the Vice President's office in June 2003 to take up his post as ambassador to Turkey. However, the indictment indicates that Adelman continued to be involved in discussions with Libby after beginning Turkish language training. According to FBI sources, Adelman used his position as ambassador to Turkey to cement a triad of weapons and drug smuggling and money laundering involving Turks, Israelis, and Americans. The CIA and US Customs Service busted one nuclear smuggling ring involving South African-Israeli national Asher Karni, a Pakistani businessman named Humayun Khan, and a Turkish Jew with strong Israeli ties named Zeki Bilmen. The smuggling network involved companies in Cape Town; Secaucus, New Jersey; and Islamabad, Pakistan. Karni was convicted by a US court for smuggling nuclear triggers to Pakistan via South Africa. The identification of Adelman in the Libby indictment as one of those possibly involved in the outing of a CIA agent and a covert company bears directly on the use of Turkey as a major facilitator in the trafficking of WMD components, particularly to the AQ Khan network in Pakistan.
  • Senate Intelligence Report Phase 2a
  • FAS Pentagon, Gates Minot Barksdale
  • June 4,  2008 911Truth   ...  Daniel Hopsicker’s excellent works, “Welcome to Terrorland: Mohammed Atta and the 9-11 Coverup in Florida” and “Barry and ‘the Boys’” in paperback, and the video, "The Secret History: Mohammed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus." and  “9/11 Dust & Deceit at the World Trade Center”.
  • June 2,  2008 Alternet, Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's memoirs contain a transcript from a bloodthirsty and over the top private speech by Bush.  ...  "Shocking Bush speech ....  "'Kick ass!' [Bush] said, echoing Colin Powell's tough talk. 'If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.  "There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!'" Keep in mind that the bloodlusty rhetoric of this "pep talk" wasn't meant to rev up Marines heading into battle. These were the President's well-embunkered top advisors in a strategy session on the eve of major military offensives in Iraq."
  • Operation Gladio, stay-behind network, Wikipedia terms: Italy, NATO, Christian Democrats, counter Warsaw pact,  CCWU, SHAPE, years of lead, paramilitary, ODESSA ratlines, Rheinhard Gehlen, MSI, internal subversion, Allen Dulles, CIA financing, founded by Aldo Moro, SDRA8, TD BJD, LOK, I&O, ROC, Aginter, P26, AGAG, OWSGV, P2, false flag operations, strategy of tension, carried out Operation Condor, DINA, Ezeiza massacre, Montejurra massacre, Taksim Square massacre, collapse of the Soviet Union, ... Order of the Solar Temple, 
  • Aviation Nation, Houston, Continental Flight 1544, Boeing 737,  rocket-like object nearly missing the aircraft on take-off, George Bush International Airport, departing passengers saw the object, trail of smoke, flaming tail, ...  model rocketing spin not passing the smell test, FBI / FAA investigating, including Doug Hagman, Northeast Intelligence Network, and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, no hobby clubs granted clearance, pilots reported seeing the object zoom past their cockpit window,  
  • Omaha McCain, retired police officer Dave Friend ran for mayor of Omaha as a Republican. The GOP in Omaha held a fundraiser for the mayoral election during that election and raised a half million dollars in one night. Then the Omaha Republicans gave it all to the Democratic incumbent mayor Mike Fahey.  Hal Daub was Friend's mentor for the election. Daub also was ousted from Omaha.
  • WMR "The United States has made an agreement with the pro-US, Israeli, and Saudi government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora to gradually transform the Kleiaat airbase from a civilian airport to a military airbase. The base will function under a NATO umbrella but will be controlled by the United States. 
  • Valerie Plame trying to revive Bush / Cheney lawsuit.
  • EPOnline  "The Hon. Claudia Wilkin ruled for the plaintiffs -- Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace -- on all issues in finding that the Bush administration violated the law by missing the deadline for a final polar bear decision by nearly four months. The court order, issued April 28, requires the administration to publish a final decision in the Federal Register by May 15, and for the decision to take effect immediately. This decision is the result of a petition by the groups, initially submitted in 2005, to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act."
  • Prison Planet Japanese member of Parliament Yukihisa Fujita told the Alex Jones Show yesterday that a potential new investigation of the 9/11 cover-up could be led by global parliamentarians he has been in contact with, or even by the United Nations itself. Fujita, an MP for the Japanese Democratic Party, and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature), presented evidence which contradicted the official 9/11 story during a widely publicized Japanese Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in January of this year.  Following Fujita's presentation in the Japanese Diet, he also took part in a 9/11 truth conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on February 26th which was hosted by Italian MEP Giullietto Chiesa (both presentations can be viewed at the end of this article).  
  • Shirley Golub, Pelosi, San Francisco, 
  • MSNBC GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - The Defense Department's former chief prosecutor for terrorism cases appeared Monday at the controversial U.S. detention facility here to argue on behalf of a terrorism suspect that the military justice system has been corrupted by politics and inappropriate influence from senior Pentagon officials. Sitting just feet from the courtroom table where he had once planned to make cases against military detainees, Air Force Col. Morris Davis instead took the witness stand to declare under oath that he felt undue pressure to hurry cases along so that the Bush administration could claim before political elections that the system was working.  His testimony in a small, windowless room -- as a witness for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, an alleged driver for Osama bin Laden -- offered a harsh insider's critique of how senior political officials have allegedly influenced the system created to try suspected terrorists outside existing military and civilian courts." NFU page research
  • Fox News Atheist, Military,  lawsuit, The issue came to a head when, according to Hall, a superior officer, Maj. Freddy J. Welborn, threatened to bring charges against him for trying to hold a meeting of atheists in Iraq. Welborn has denied Hall's allegations. ... Hall said he had had enough but feared he wouldn't get support from Welborn's superiors. He turned to Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. ... Weinstein is the foundation's president and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. He had previously sued the Air Force for acts he said illegally imposed Christianity on students at the academy, though that case was dismissed. He calls Hall a hero. ... " 
  • WMR comment:  "More bombshells were lobbed in the Antoin "Tony" Rezko trial even before the jury was seated this morning and they involved a purported attempt to pull strings with the White House to fire U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald. In a hearing before court began, prosecutors said they hoped to call Ali Ata, the former Blagojevich administration official who pleaded guilty to corruption yesterday, to the stand. ... Assistant U.S. Atty. Carrie Hamilton said she believed Ata would testify to conversations Ata had with his political patron, Rezko, about working to pull strings to kill the criminal investigation into Rezko and others when it was in its early stages in 2004. ... "[Ata] had conversations with Mr. Rezko about the fact that Mr. Kjellander was working with Karl Rove to have Mr. Fitzgerald removed," Hamilton told U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve."
  • Jerusalem Post  "...the arrest of Ben-Ami Kadish, the 84-year-old former US army engineer arrested in New York City on Tuesday (April 2008) on charges of passing classified information to Israel. Even assuming the charges have substance, the circumstances, and especially the timing of his arrest - 23 years after he allegedly last committed an act of espionage on behalf of Israel - raises puzzling and troubling questions" search terms: Israel denies spying after 1985, Kadish, former US Army engineer, passing nuclear weapons information, air defense, fighter jets, Patriot missile, 50-100 documents,  (Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal) between 1979 and 1985, contact with Israeli official, reported to same official (CC-1 Co-conspirator) as Jonathan Pollard, Olmert office silent, Danny Yatom, head of Mossad, DOE, Israeli Aircraft Industries.  CC-1an Israeli attache to the NY consolate, possibly Yossi Yagur, science attache, they talked in March of 2008, Israeli Aerospace Industry, ... and see Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, all shows that Israel did not come clean about spies in 80s, dual loyalty, 
  • New York  The FBI arrested a New Jersey man for allegedly spying for Israel by stealing military secrets including technology for the "Patriot Defense" system as well as fighter jet technology, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.  Ben-Ami Kadish is set to be arraigned on the espionage charges in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.  Investigators said Kadish stole secrets from the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover from 1979 through 1985.  Kadish allegedly smuggled documents from the base to his home. Court documents said an Israeli agent would then travel to the residence and "take photographs of the classified documents in the basement of the residence. The next morning, Kadish would take the classified documents back to the Arsenal and return them to the library,” the complaint said.  A woman who answered the phone at Kadish's home declined to comment on the charges.  Court papers suggest some of the confidential documents also contained information about nuclear technology and F-15's. The criminal complaint suggests Kadish made statements about having taken the documents because they had "a direct correlation to Israel's security."
  • CNN Kinky News Network, personality, Richard Quest, busted, Central Park, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, sex toy in his boot, spotted with another man, early morning, 64th Street, Richard Quest, homophobe, hypocrisy notes: Richard Quest, Kinky News Network, personality, Richard Quest, busted, Central Park, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, sex toy in his boot, spotted with another man, early morning, 64th Street,  search terms: methamphetamine, meth, drug arrests, cop, "I've got some meth in my pocket", loitering, criminal possession, but no lewdness charge, attorney Alan Abramson, Manhattan Criminal Court, drug counseling in return for adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, misdemeanor charges dropped, case sealed if he stays out of trouble.  Quest known for antics, stunts, on cable news networks, turned down Al Jazeerah (Al Jazeera)  job, 
  • Religious Tolerance FLDS  Utah state Senator Ron Allen said: 'We have thousands of women pulled out of school at an early age, forced into marriages with older men, kept isolated from society, constantly impregnated, and often placed on public assistance with no financial means of their own. They are forgotten citizens facing abuse and fear. On top of it all, the victims are constantly taught that God is just pleased as punch about the whole deal. It has to stop'." 1 "Salt Lake City writer John Llewellyn, a former member of a fundamentalist LDS Restoration denomination, says: 'The key factor in controlling a polygamist cult is in brainwashing the young women to inculcate upon their impressionable minds that everything not condoned by the prophet is evil, that they cannot go to the celestial kingdom unless they live in a plural marriage, and that the gates of heaven will be closed to the disobedient'." 1
  • Washington Times  Mrs. Clinton said the liberal group — which was formed to help her husband fight off impeachment but now backs the presidential candidacy of her rival, Sen. Barack Obama — had "flooded" party caucuses and tried to "intimidate" her supporters.  Activists wrote on the Internet that Mrs. Clinton has alienated a key part of the Democratic base in advance of Tuesday's make-or-break Pennsylvania primary, though new national polls suggest she is experiencing a rebound among primary voters after trailing Mr. Obama for weeks.  In her remarks to donors in February, Mrs. Clinton falsely said MoveOn had opposed the war in Afghanistan and said she disagrees with the group's foreign-policy stance even though she courted its endorsement."
  • BPA, plastics, harmful
  • Supreme Court decisions, who's watching, reporting on them?
  • Raw Story, National Security Simulation  A Republican congressman used some of the most racially charged language of the election season to attack Barack Obama's fitness to be president, causing the Illinois Senator's campaign to issue a sharp rebuke Monday.  Rep. Geoff Davis was speaking to about 400 donors at a fundraiser in Kentucky, when he said of Obama, "That boy's finger does not need to be on the button."  Obama's campaign hit back against the "offensive" comment.
  • Silent Vector was a two-day national security simulation that focused on the pre-attack phase of a major terrorist incident on the American homeland. Led by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and with support from the Anser Institute for Homeland Security and the Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, this simulation involved former senior policymakers, working-level experts, and representatives from the private sector. The exercise dealt with decision-making given a very credible, but non-specific, threat against the energy sector in the northeastern U.S.CSL 3  and file  paper
  • Iraqi art and music struggling to survive
  • Cheney, sun glasses, naked woman, palfrey
  • Hubble Internet Reachability Blackhole  Washington.edu
  • Bruce Barclay, Karl Rove secretly filming sexual encounters, 
  • David Brock,  McCain  Wealthy Democrats are preparing a four-month, $40 million media campaign centered on attacks on Sen. John McCain. And it will be led by David Brock, the former investigative reporter who first gained fame in the 1990s as a right-wing, anti-Clinton journalist. ... The planned campaign is the product of a shakeup in the top ranks of the struggling independent Democratic groups. Brock, now best known as the ex-conservative founder of the liberal group Media Matters, last month quietly assumed the chairmanship of what's expected to be the main vehicle for independent Democratic attacks on McCain, now called Progressive Media USA. ... The move comes after the groups that had been expected to spearhead attacks on McCain — the Fund for America and Progressive Media USA's previous incarnation, the Campaign to Defend America — failed to raise the money needed to dent McCain's armor.  also: Soros
  • Theresa Duncan, see NFU Franklin Scandal Omaha  and  Alex Constantine, Blacklist  Robert Wadman,
  • Gates, Secretary of Defense, inventory of nuclear weapons ordered in light of Minot-Barksdale nuclear weapons transfer incident, Cheney.
  • Yahoo  Iran Opec  (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is urging OPEC members to form a joint bank and stop pricing oil trades in U.S. dollars. According to the Iranian government's Web site, Ahmadinejad told OPEC Secretary General Abdalla Salem el-Badri the cartel "should establish a joint bank as well as having joint currency."  Oil is priced in U.S. dollars on the world market, and the currency's depreciation has concerned producers because it has contributed to rising crude prices and eroded the value of their dollar reserves.  Iran has repeatedly urged OPEC members to shift sales away from dollar. But Iran's proposal to trade oil in a basket of currencies is not supported by enough OPEC members, which include staunch U.S. allies such as leading producer Saudi Arabia.
  • Gillespie, Shawn, Staff Sgt. died (suicide?) March 4, 2008 at Fort Meyer in Arlington, Virginia ... (see also Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center) served in the US Special Operations Command unit, and Presidential Support Duty for the White House Communications Agency, also deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, covert missions, ...  Montana governor Brian Schweitzer pressing for full investigation of his death. see also 82nd Airborne, and Armed Forces Inaugural Community, Ft. McNair, re-enlisted.  see NFU Bush / Clinton death list
  • Apr 3, 2008 Wayne Madsen, Subscriber story excerpt: COINTELPRO back in operation under different names  From 1956 to 1971, the FBI maintained a program to infiltrate and disrupt groups that they suspected of being subversive to the oligarchical interests that control the United States. In fact, the FBI spent most of its time targeting civil rights and anti-Vietnam War organizations. FBI agents not only spied on targeted organizations but also infiltrated them for purposes of disruption and discrediting.  The Pentagon has announced it is closing down the Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) that targeted anti-war groups in a COINTELPRO-like campaign.  WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources that the Bush administration's COINTELPRO activities extend far beyond the Pentagon and include domestic operations being conducted by CIA, FBI, and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies.  search terms:  COINTELPRO c.ones, targeting Barrack Obama, Sarah, and Obama Sr.,  DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency,  Theresa Heinz Kerry, Pretoria, South Africa, US Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Col. Richard Orth, Obama passport files.
  • Apr 1, 2008 WMR: "Luskin also serves as an approved "special internal prosecutor" under the aegis of the Department of Justice, a position he has held since the Clinton administration. Attorneys General under Bill Clinton and George Bush have permitted Luskin to serve in his position despite the clear conflicts of interests during the investigation by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald during the investigation of Rove for outing CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson and the current investigation of Rove's involvement in the prosecution of former Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman."  and search terms: mob-infested Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA president Arthur A. Coia, Coia is a close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Janet Reno, sweetheart deals ("internal prosecutor, in-house prosecutor") to take over union control in lieu of RICO,  but Luskin just perpetuated the corruption.  Clean up mob influence with 'operating agreement', civil complaint, La Cosa Nostra, Teamsters, mob-infested, Clinton, 1994 deals with unions, prosecutors, Harold Ickes involved (now deputy chief of staff to Hillary's campaign), NLPC called reforms a sham,  Luskin was Coia's personal attorney, conflict of interest, Luskin charged with illegally receiving 45 gold bars (Sheldon Whitehouse), money laundering, Patriarca, Saccoccia, Heritage Loan and Investment, North American Laborers Defense League, collapse of Rhode Island banking system, Switzerland wire transfers, Luskin as Rove's attorney, collusion with Patrick Fitzgerald, full story  file
  • Newsday  (this story doesn't make sense considering WMR above) Elliot Spitzer resignation and Roger Stone dirty tricks: .... Spitzer resigned after being caught in prostitution nab, but all tainted by the revelation that Roger Stone, a Republican political operative provided the FBI with salacious details of the former governor's trysts four months before he resigned.  In a Nov. 19 letter, an attorney for Roger Stone, once a consultant to Republican State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, said Spitzer had spent "tens of thousands" of dollars on prostitutes using prearranged financial transfers.   Stone also accused of leaving menacing voice mails to Spitzer's father, Bernard, search terms: Ashley Dupre, Emporers Club, Bob Dole, swingers ad, Stone sexual threesome  NFU Dirty Tricks page
  • WMR "Luskin is currently trying to protect Rove from a congressional probe into Rove's back room deals in selectively and falsely getting US attorneys in Alabama to indict Siegelman. It was none other than Bill Clinton who recommended Bush family "clean up" man David Laufman to represent and influence the key witness against Rove, Alabama attorney and former GOP opposition research specialist Dana Jill Simpson.  ...  On September 14, 2007, WMR reported: "Simpson, WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources, asked about having a Washington attorney represent her pro bono in a series of meetings with congressional committee, she was offered the services of Laufman by principals close to the Siegelman defense. Parties involved with Siegelman's defense claimed that Laufman was recommended by President Bill Clinton." It now appears that Clinton was acting to protect Luskin's client Rove from any fallout from the Siegelman case and the dual attorney pair of Luskin and Laufman could have buried the investigation of the Siegelman prosecution."  full story  including details on Valerie Plame, Cheney, Scooter Libby etc.
  • Oped News  " The Coming False Flag to Justify War on Iran  ...  Former Wall Street Journal Editor and business columnist Paul Craig Roberts, also known as the Father of Reaganomics, lays out some explosive and terrifying possibilities in his latest article, Secret Schemes and Undeclared Agendas.  Roberts' article becomes even more urgent to ponder now. Why? Since his article warning of a coming false flag attack to justify a US attack on Iran came out, several disturbing dominoes have fallen.  1) Admiral Fallon who was the highest ranking military man to refuse to attack Iran . . . suddenly resigns under pressure.  2) A US nuclear submarine just entered the Persian Gulf, and 3) General Patreaus just blamed the last attack on the Green Zone in Iraq . . . on the Iranians. Of course he has no proof, just a hunch. We can see where the dominoes are falling towards, Iran."   more  &  Iran
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  • Mar 30, 2008 Lew Rockwell  "Terrible rumors from Russia continue to swirl around the Middle East that the Cheney-Bush junta has decided to bomb Iran on April 4th or 6th, targeting not only nuclear-power research facilities but ships, planes, antiaircraft installations, and the Iranian pentagon. Apparently the nuclear-power reactor being built by Russian companies will be spared, but not much else. Will it happen? Certainly the neocon hate network is working overtime to make it so. Bush fired the anti-neocon Admiral Fallon. One thing we know for sure: it will be the typical Bush administration snafu, with horrific consequences for the region and the world, not to speak of the Iranian people, and reap much trouble for the US empire. Indeed, it could mark the end of the empire if, as Bill Lind worries, the Iranians in retaliation cut off water-food-ammo supply routes to US troops in Iraq, and, with the help of Shiite militiants, capture large numbers of them. Need I mention that Ron Paul, our champion of peace, is the leading opponent of war on Iran?     Iran
  • Dissident Voice White House Balks at E-Mail Search The White House told a federal court that searching individual computers for allegedly lost e-mails about the Iraq invasion and the outing of a covert CIA officer would be too costly and too time-consuming. The hard drives of many older computers have already been destroyed, said a senior aide to President Bush. March 24, 2008  search terms: hard drives destroyed,  U. S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, George Washington University's National Security Archive, White House Office of Administration, 
  • Mar 29, 2008 Dahr Jamail / IPS Fever Named After Blackwater, Inter Press Service, By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail* FALLUJAH, Mar 26 (IPS) - Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of a new disease they call "Blackwater" that threatens the lives of thousands. The disease is named after Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq. "This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the worst type of malarial infection," Dr. Ali Hakki from Fallujah told IPS. "It is one of the complications of that infection, and not the ordinary picture of the disease. Because of its frequent and severe complications, such as Blackwater fever, and its resistance to treatment, P. falciparum can cause death within 24 hours." .... The deadly disease, never before seen in Iraq on at least this scale, seems to be spreading across the country. And Iraq lacks medicines, hospitals, and doctors to lead a campaign to fight the disease.  'War on terrorism_2'
  • Mar 29, 2008  WMR A UN panel headed by former Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare has concluded that former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by a "criminal network" and not by either Syrian and Lebanese intelligence or Lebanese Hezbollah as proffered by the neocon propaganda mill operating out of Washington, DC and Jerusalem.  The UN panel said that a "Hariri Network" had the ex-Prime Minister under surveillance before the Beirut massive car bombing that killed Hariri and 22 other people in November 2005.    search terms: rogue, Syrian, Mossad, Elliot Abrams.  
  • search Clinton Stronach images Kennedy assassination
  • Mar 28, 2008  Workers World  Anti-China Olmpics plots by US  and Tibet
  • WMR 'Mistake' ... UH-1 Huey helicopter battery packs and shipped to Taiwan were Minuteman III nuclear nose cone fuse assemblies,  all this linked to 2007 Minot Barksdale nuclear transfer incident, Cheney,  and 'the plan'  ... In July 2007, there were a series of incidents at Minot Air Force Base that point to the breakdown in command and control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. WMR has obtained previously "sealed" documentation that there was a "plan" afoot by at least four personnel at Minot, two including 91st Security Forces Group military security personnel charged with guarding Minot's Minuteman III silos, that involved the warehousing of military equipment, including flash bang and smoke grenades, battlefield trauma kits, gas masks, and chemical gloves, off base for an unknown operation. The 91st SFG is the largest military police group at Minot. The other major security force at Minot is the 5th Security Forces Squadron, the group that was charged with protecting the nuclear warheads that were placed on the B-52 during the 2007 Labor Day weekend. .... Minot's Office of Special Investigations officially placed a "gag order" on any discussion about the "plan" by Air Force nuclear security personnel with outside personnel, including North Dakota law enforcement officers. The incident involving the Minot military equipment occurred the same day, July 17, that Lt. Weston Kissel, a Minot B-52 pilot with the 23rd Bomb Squadron, was killed in a motorcycle "accident" while on leave in Tennessee.  full story
  • CNN KPMG improper accounting practices Michael J. Missal concluded that New Century engaged in at least seven improper accounting practices that led the company to report incorrect financial information to Wall Street for fiscal 2005 and the first nine months of 2006.  Missal also found that senior management at the Irvine, Calif.-based lender failed to take appropriate steps to manage rising risks caused by the company's aggressive approach to originating loans, often to borrowers who couldn't afford them.  "New Century had a brazen obsession with increasing loan originations, without due regard to the risks associated with that business strategy," Missal's report said. "The increasingly risky nature of New Century's loan originations created a ticking time bomb that detonated in 2007."  In addition, the examiner found that New Century's accounting firm, KPMG LLC, enabled some of the improper accounting practices to continue.   and Law.com
  • Juan Cole Dozens Dead in Basra Clashes; Mahdi Army Occupies Kut  NFU
  • Mar 27, 2008 
  • Pakistan Dawn Saudi King Abdullah Calls for Interfaith Dialogue  The United States on Wednesday welcomed Saudi King Abdullah’s initiative for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews and will send its envoy to participate in the proposed talks. NFU
  • She and her family are demanding more answers in the death of Sgt. James W. McDonald.  "I don't want it to be an undetermined cause of death," said Joan McDonald. "That is ridiculous."  McDonald, 26, was injured in a roadside bomb blast in Iraq last May. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment based at Fort Hood, Texas. After treatment in Germany, McDonald returned to Fort Hood and underwent extensive facial surgery in August.  
  • Mar 18, 2008 Venezuela Solidarity Network  WASHINGTON D.C. - U2's Bono, well recognized for his campaigns to reduce poverty and treat AIDS in Africa is backing a videogame which promotes the invasion and destruction of Venezuela in order to check "a power hungry tyrant" who has "seized control of Venezuela and her oil supply." Bono has failed to respond to concerns raised by the Venezuelan Solidarity Network about his funding of this project. ... "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched. NFU
  • Mar 13, 2008  InternetNews CREW, asks for FBI investigation, Plame, lost emails, Whitehouse
  • Harretz CIA Mossad plans against Iran, Risen, Risen has been asked to testify as part of an investigation aimed at revealing who leaked apparently confidential information about the planning of secret Central Intelligence Agency and Mossad missions concerning Iran's nuclear program.   ...  Risen included this information in his book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration," which was published in 2006. In the book, he discusses a number of ideas which he says were thought up jointly by CIA and Mossad operatives to sabotage Iran's nuclear capabilities.  ...  One of these ideas was to build electromagnetic devices, smuggling them inside Iran to sabotage electricity lines leading to the country's central nuclear sites. According to the plan, the operation was supposed to cause a series of chain reactions which would damage extremely powerful short circuits in the electrical supply that would have led to failures of the super computers of Iran's nuclear sites.  ...  Another of the book's important revelations, which made the administration's blood boil about James Risen, appeared in a chapter describing what was known as Operation Merlin, the code name for another CIA operation supposed to penetrate the heart of Iran's nuclear activity, collect information about it and eventually disrupt it.  ...  The scientist was equipped with blueprints for assembling a nuclear bomb in which, without his knowledge, false drawings and information blueprints were planted about a nuclear warhead that was supposedly manufactured in the Soviet Union. The plan's details had been fabricated by CIA experts, and so while they appeared authentic, they had no engineering or technological value.  The intention was to fool the scientist and send him to make contact with the Iranians to whom he would offer his services and blueprints. The American plot was aimed at getting the Iranians to invest a great deal of effort in studying the plans and to attempt to assemble a faulty warhead. But when the time came, they would not have a nuclear bomb but rather a dud.  However, Operation Merlin, which was so creative and original, failed because of CIA bungled planning. The false information inserted into the blueprints were too obvious and too easily detected and the Russian engineer discovered them. As planned, he made contact with the Iranian delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and handed over to them, also as planned, the blueprints. go to IRAN page
  • Florida, Lehman, Stipanovich, Jeb Bush  subprime credit crisis
  • Feb 26, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A tiny Alaska village eroding into the Arctic Ocean sued two dozen oil, power and coal companies Tuesday, claiming that the large amounts of greenhouse gases they emit contribute to global warming that threatens the community's existence.  The city of Kivalina and a federally recognized tribe, the Alaska Native village of Kivalina, sued Exxon Mobil Corporation, eight other oil companies, 14 power companies and one coal company in a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.  Kivalina is a traditional Inupiat Eskimo village of about 390 people about 625 miles (1005 km) northwest of Anchorage. It's built on an 8-mile (13-km) barrier reef between the Chukchi Sea and Kivalina River.  Sea ice traditionally protected the community, whose economy is based in part on salmon fishing plus subsistence hunting of whale, seal, walrus, and caribou. But sea ice that forms later and melts sooner because of higher temperatures has left the community unprotected from fall and winter storm waves and surges that lash coastal communities.  "We are seeing accelerated erosion because of the loss of sea ice," City Administrator Janet Mitchell said in a statement. "We normally have ice starting in October, but now we have open water even into December so our island is not protected from the storms."  Relocation costs have been estimated at $400 million or more.  
  • Feb 21, 2008  WMR has learned from UN sources that the 19th Floor from which UN employee Maria DiBiase plunged to her death in the early morning of February 17, houses the Department of Peace-keeping Operations/Field Administration and Logistics Division (DPKO/FALD). The offices also house the code machines used for the encrypted fax machines used for DPKO activities in addition to a spare set of code machines used for DPKO rapid response teams.  DiBiase, an Austrian national, was a computer specialist for the UN and a former Conference Services staff member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.  WMR has learned that the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) maintained in a special UN's computer database all the files on Sadaam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction program retrieved from compact disks provided to UNSCOM by Saddam's government prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The database is said to include all the black market nuclear suppliers involved in providing materials to Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Libya via Turkey and the A Q Khan smuggling network. The list reportedly includes front companies in Switzerland linked to Marc Rich, the American fugitive pardoned by President Clinton, and Dick Cheney.  DiBiase is said to have arrived at work Sunday morning to finish a project that was due on Monday morning. WMR has been told that there may have been a "black bag" operation taking place on the 19th floor at the same time DiBiase arrived at work.  The UNSCOM files reportedly validate much of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds' recent claims on nuclear smuggling that appeared in the London Sunday Times.   see Clinton / Bush Death List Body count
  • Jan 10, 2008 Jan   BusinessWire  Kucinich asks for New Hampshire vote recount.
  • BoNY money laundering trial MoscowTimes  A legal representative for Bank of New York Mellon will appear for the first time in court to defend the bank against allegations as a $22.5 billion money-laundering case resumes Monday.  The Federal Customs Service filed the lawsuit with the Moscow Arbitration Court in May -- against the backdrop of chilling relations with the United States -- but has taken a long time to present the bank with proper notification.  The case concerns transactions in which Russian banks wired money to BoNY accounts of U.S.-registered firms in circumvention of Russian currency controls in the 1990s. BoNY's failure to prevent the deals, the customs service said, amounted to money laundering.  search Clifford Chance
  • Boycott NBC, Boycott CBS, Boycott FoxNews, Boycott CNN
  • Colonel Emig, Colonel Lundell, Cheney, B-52, Minot, Barksdale, nuclear incident
  • Exploring reviving this page just to record notes on events that should be 'NewsFollowedUped' realizing the only entries here are ones that the author is aware of. 
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  • Washington Post still part of Niger yellowcake document cover-up  -- see 07 article
  • Apr 7, 2007
  • Iran attack ready? April 6, Common Dreams
  • Apr 3, 2007
  • MetroActive Feinstein
  • Dar-Alhayat Rice Rosen Weissman
  • CQ Susan Ralston, Rove aide, subpoena
  • Apr 1, 2007
  • CommonDreams ... Beaufort ... new Israeli film ... by Joseph Cedar ... filmed before last summer’s war, “Beaufort” is set during Israel’s 18-year occupation of Lebanon, which ended seven years ago. But its story of a shell-shocked Israeli unit charged with defending and dismantling a military outpost established at a 12th-century Crusader castle resonates today as confidence in the Israeli government remains low over what Israelis believe was a disappointing end to last summer’s war.
  • Mar 30, 2007
  • Sidney Morning Herald on Sharon Eubanks: "THE US ambassador to Australia, Robert McCallum, may be asked to testify before a powerful congressional committee that is looking into allegations by a former Justice Department prosecutor that Mr McCallum had ordered her (Eubanks) to weaken the case she was prosecuting against Big Tobacco."
  • Mar 29, 2007
  • Muslim News "Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was warned last month by a diverse group of British organizations of the devastating consequence in backing any military attacks by the US or Israel on Iran. The disastrous consequences were highlighted in a report by such organizations as the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and Oxfam with the support of such faith groups as Muslim Council of Britain, British Muslim Forum and Christian Solidarity Worldwide and major trade unions, Amicus, GMB, PCS and Unison. Even former British Ambassador to Tehran, Sir Richard Dalton.."
  • Voxfux,  Neil Bush and John W. Hinckley, Scott Hinckley and the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.  Objective facts in the case are very compelling. 
  • Mar 27, 2007
  • WorldNetDaily "Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution's teenage boy inmates. 
  • Vermont Guardian, "Karpinski subsequently resigned from the military, and in October she published a book, One Woman’s Army, the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story, in which she claims the prisoner abuses were carried out under orders from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld."
  • Federal Reserve, Dov Zakheim 
  • Mar 25, 2007
  • CQ Congressional Quarterly, March 2007 "Ex-CIA Director George Tenet is readying his version of the Iraq intelligence fiasco for “60 Minutes,” the de rigeur launching pad for spooks who have secrets to spill.  Word was that the White House was blocking Tenet’s memoir, “At the Center of the Storm,” over his version of how President Bush’s infamous “16 words” about Saddam Hussein’s supposed purchase of uranium from Africa made its way into his January 2003 State of the Union address.." 
  • Media Matters "At all relevant times from January 1, 2002 through July 2003, Valerie [Plame] Wilson was employed by the CIA, and her employment status was classified. Prior to July 14, 2003, Valerie Wilson's affiliation with the CIA was not common knowledge outside the intelligence community." 
  • Former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles will plead guilty Friday to one count of obstruction of justice in the Jack Abramoff corruption investigation, The Associated Press has learned. Griles, an oil and gas lobbyist who became an architect of President Bush's energy policies while at the Interior Department between July 2001 and July 2005, is the highest ranking Bush administration official implicated in the Washington lobbying scandal.file
  • Consortium News, Plame, Novak
  • Mar 23, 2007
  • Guardian  "The firm Turkish belief that the US is playing a double game in northern Iraq. Officials say the CIA is covertly funding and arming the PKK's sister organisation, the Iran-based Kurdistan Free Life party, to destablize the Iranian government.  US acquiescence in plans to hold a referendum in oil-rich Kirkuk in northern Iraq. Turkey suspects Iraqi Kurds are seeking control of Kirkuk as a prelude to the creation of an independent Kurdistan. Plans by the US Congress to vote on a resolution blaming Turkey for genocide against the Armenians in 1915. Faruk Logoglu, a former ambassador to Washington, said that if the resolution passed, relations "could take generations to recover". 
  • TheJewishWeek "Soros Won’t Take On AIPAC (Yet) Lightning rod financier and political donor — who favors talks with Hamas — puts off his push for alternative lobby, citing lack of prior standing in Jewish life. ...  In the article, Soros urged Israel and the United States to drop their refusal to deal with a new unity government in the Palestinian Authority dominated by Hamas, a terrorist organization that rejects Israel’s right to exist. He suggests a peace agreement could be reached that Hamas would ultimately accept under pressure from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, which have signaled they seek such an agreement to counter a rising threat from Iran.
  • Mar 22, 2007
  • John Birch Society, yes, JPS "Engineering War ... Denials notwithstanding, the evidence suggests that the Bush administration is fully committed to a “pre-emptive” war against Iran, possibly as early as April.
  • Mar 21, 2007
  • LA Times "One example showed how a report originally said the U.S. National Research Council had concluded that "greenhouse gases are accumulating in the atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures to rise and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise." Edits by ex-oil lobbyist Philip Cooney, the oil lobbyist who became chief of staff at the Council on Environmental Quality, changed that to read: "Some activities emit greenhouse gases that directly or indirectly may affect the balance of incoming and outgoing radiation, thereby potentially affecting climate on regional and global scales."
  • ABC News  Just this month, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and 24 other top Christian conservatives pressured the National Association of Evangelicals to silence its Washington director, the Rev. Rich Cizik. The reason: Cizik tried to convince evangelicals that global warming is real.
  • Mar 20, 2007 
  • BBS News copy of Waxman letter to Joshua Bolten,  "Valerie Plame and her testimony on Friday  ...  made very clear her covert status at the time of the leak ... assist the Committee in its investigation into these issues, I request that you provide the Committee with a complete account of the steps that the White House took following the disclosure of Ms. Wilson's identity (1) to investigate how the leak occurred; (2) to review the security clearances of the White House officials implicated in the leak; (3) to impose administrative or disciplinary sanctions on the officials involved in the leak; and (4) to review and revise existing White House security procedures to prevent future breaches of national security.  full letter
  • Mar 19, 2007 
  • Truthout Libby trial transcripts: " According to trial transcripts obtained by Truthout, former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby testified before a grand jury in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney instructed him to divulge portions of a then-classified report to New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Libby testified that Cheney said authorization to leak a section of the report had come directly from President George W. Bush, the court transcripts state." and see NIE from FAS 
  • Mar 18, 2007
  • WMR "CIA Director Michael Hayden told House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Sylvestre Reyes that Valerie Plame Wilson had been a CIA covert agent up until July 14, 2003, the day Robert Novak revealed her name and identity."
  • Christians Peace Witness for Iraq, Worship at the National Cathedral, and New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, (1313 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC).Candlelight procession to the White House, Prayer vigil and witness including nonviolent civil disobedience, Pre-witness workshops and training, Post-witness organizing and strategizing. 
  • Mar 17, 2007
  • Plame testimony: James Knodell, director of the White House security office, also testified about general security procedures and J. William Leonard, security director of the National Archives, discussed general procedures for handling sensitive information.  Also scheduled to testify Friday were attorney Mark Zaid, who has represented whistleblowers, and attorney Victoria Toensing, who said early on that no law was broken and has criticized the CIA's handling of the case.  
  • WorldPublicOpinion, search global warming
  • Mar 16, 2007
  • Antiwar: "Pelosi's Betrayal "Antiwar" Democrats cave on Iran by Justin Raimondo Read it and weep:  "Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over Iraq. Officials said Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the leadership had decided to strip from a major military spending bill a requirement for Bush to gain approval from Congress before moving against Iran"
  • Mar 14, 2007
  • Middle East North Africa Financial Network  "The question of whether Iran will or will not be attacked is a hard one. ...  For sure there is a detailed plan in place but whether this can be implemented by what some refer to as a lame duck president with approval ratings heading south is moot. In my opinion there is only one way this could be done. Israel would have to strike first claiming Iran is a threat to its very existence when the US would "reluctantly" weigh in.  If this is the case, then Saturday's meeting in Baghdad was a red herring; an attempt to lead Iraq and Syria away from the scent to give Israel and the US a crucial element of surprise."
  • Mar 13, 2007
  • Centre for Research on Globalization  "AIPAC Pushes to Eliminate Anti-Iran-War Language from Pelosi Iraq Bill  ...
  • Palestinian Chronicle, "The judge in the trial of the two former senior AIPAC officials, Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, who are charged with having transferred secret information to Israel, ruled last week against the defendants' demand to compel Israeli diplomats with whom they had been in contact to testify at the trial. However, the judge also hinted at the delicate question of the organization's relationship with Israel, and more precisely whether AIPAC has served as a back channel for transmitting messages between the administration and Israel. This could be an embarrassing and unpleasant event, both for Israel and the organization."
  • Mar 11, 2007
  • Media Monitors Rosen, Weissman: CORRUPT ENDEAVOR,WHO LIED US INTO WAR? By: Justin Raimondo ... :take a look at the details of a very similar case coming to court this summer – the long-delayed trial of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two top officials of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group.  In this case, the umpire didn't get sand thrown in his eyes, because the FBI's counterintelligence unit had the bad guys bugged from the beginning. They watched Larry Franklin, Doug Feith's top Iran expert, as he offered Rosen and Weissman access to classified information. They listened to Rosen – the longtime spark plug behind AIPAC's energetic efforts to influence government circles – as he boasted to Weissman what a good catch Franklin was. They followed the AIPAC duo as they met with Israeli officials, including the then-Israeli ambassador, and passed on classified information of a highly sensitive nature."
  • Mar 10, 2007
  • Guardian "Where's Rove? Where's, you know, where are these other guys?" wondered a juror, Denis Collins, standing on the courthouse steps after the Libby verdict was delivered. Collins said that he and other jurors came to think of Libby as a "fall guy", someone who had certainly committed the crimes of which he was accused but who also was hardly acting on his own. ... Libby and Rove's falsehoods in front of the grand jury, in which they blamed reporters for telling them about Plame, were a cleverly contrived coverup. They did not believe that the prosecutor would be able to break through the curtain of the First Amendment or untangle the tale as told by journalists. Both Libby and Rove relied on the same alibi, hiding behind the press corps that they had manipulated for years and whose erratic habits they knew well. But prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was not about to be confounded by this device. He knew the law was on his side, and he received a judicial decision forcing the reporters to testify.
  • FalseFlagNews very interesting, Chomsky, Left Gatekeeper, not our friend.
  • ThinkProgress, "Wilson Responds: Bush And Cheney Must Explain Why They Outed My Wife Ambassador Joseph Wilson offered his first response to the Scooter Libby verdict during a conference call today.  ... “Now that this trial is over,” Wilson said, “the president and the vice president owe the country a much broader explanation of their own actions.” Wilson called on them both to release the transcripts of their discussions with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, and called on Bush specifically to apologize for overseeing the outing of his wife ..."
  • Mar 8, 2007
  • Israel, weapons and South East Asia....WayneMadsenReport excerpt ... search term: Mayaguez
  • Mar 7, 2007 Libby convicted on 4 of 5 counts.
  • Etherzone: "CORRUPT ENDEAVOR, WHO LIED US INTO WAR? By: Justin Raimondo, "To get a glimpse of what we're in for, if investigations proceed, take a look at the details of a very similar case coming to court this summer – the long-delayed trial of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two top officials of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group.  In this case, the umpire didn't get sand thrown in his eyes, because the FBI's counterintelligence unit had the bad guys bugged from the beginning. They watched Larry Franklin, Doug Feith's top Iran expert, as he offered Rosen and Weissman access to classified information. They listened to Rosen – the longtime spark plug behind AIPAC's energetic efforts to influence government circles – as he boasted to Weissman what a good catch Franklin was. They followed the AIPAC duo as they met with Israeli officials, including the then-Israeli ambassador, and passed on classified information of a highly sensitive nature."
  • Mar 6, 2007
  • CNN Coulter, Ann 2007 speech to Conservative Political Action Conference...  "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm - so, kind of at an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards, so I think I'll just conclude here and take your questions," said Coulter, whose comment was followed by applause." 
  • Mar 4, 2007
  • PressTV, Middle East, Hans Blix, "Israel is now producing and reprocessing more plutonium to establish more nuclear plants and it should be forced to stop the process, he warned.
  • Hillary Clinton thesis MSNBC  and see AgainstHillary "She grew up as a Goldwater Republican, like her father, in the middle-class Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. By the time she was a freshman at Wellesley, when she was elected president of the College Republicans, her concern with civil rights and the war in Vietnam put her closer to the moderate-liberal wing of the GOP led by Nelson Rockefeller. By her junior year, she had to be talked by her professor into taking an internship with Rep. Gerald R. Ford and the House Republican Caucus. In her senior year, she was campaigning for the anti-war Democrat Eugene McCarthy."
  • Mar 3, 2007
  • Did Cheney Order 9/11 Pentagon attack?  Although the official 9/11 Commission Report (CR) said Vice President Richard Cheney did not arrive at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center(PEOC) under the White House until "shortly before 10 a.m." that tragic day, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta testified when he arrived in the room at 9:20 a.m. Cheney was already there. (CR published no testimony from Mineta.)  The timeline is important because if Cheney arrived at 10 a.m. it would have been about 20 minutes after the Pentagon was allegedly struck by a hijacked airplane at 9:38 a.m., too late for him to authorize the Air Force to shoot it down. Some 125 Pentagon employees perished in the attack.  go to page 22
  • Mar 2, 2007
  • Manilla Standard Hagee speech, ... at the July 19, 2006 Washington DC inaugural event for CUFI, after recorded greetings from George W. Bush, with four US Senators and the Israeli ambassador to the US in attendance, Pastor John Hagee stated:: "“’The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West… a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ.”
  • Rep. Barbara Lee, Iran attack preemption legislation
  • Feb 28, 2007
  • FrontPage "Pelosi Hires Soros' Right-Hand Man ...  Joseph Onek, a 1967 graduate of Yale Law School, is currently a Senior Policy Analyst for George Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI), one of the world’s major financiers of the political far Left. OSI is a member of the benignly named Peace and Security Funders Group, an association of more than 50 foundations that earmark a sizable portion of their $27 billion in combined assets to leftist organizations that undermine the war on terror in several interrelated ways ... " go Joe
  • Feb 26, 2007
  • NewYorker, CommonDreams: "the Pentagon has already set up a working group to plan airstrikes on Iran. The panel initially focused on destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities and on regime change but has more recently been instructed to identify targets in Iran that may be involved in supplying or aiding militants in Iraq."
  • CommonDreams, "Some of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran  ...  General Peter Pace, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said recently there was “zero chance” of a war with Iran. He played down claims by US intelligence that the Iranian government was responsible for supplying insurgents in Iraq, forcing Bush on the defensive.  Pace’s view was backed up by British intelligence officials who said the extent of the Iranian government’s involvement in activities inside Iraq by a small number of Revolutionary Guards was “far from clear”.  Hillary Mann, the National Security Council’s main Iran expert until 2004, said Pace’s repudiation of the administration’s claims was a sign of grave discontent at the top."
  • Feb 26, 2007
  • Scoop / Truthout It was the defense attorney representing I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby who first told jurors during closing arguments in the perjury and obstruction-of-justice trial Tuesday that the government believes Vice President Dick Cheney told Libby to leak the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson to a New York Times reporter in July 2003 to undermine the credibility of her husband, a critic of the Iraq War.
  • Feb 25, 2007
  • Sunday Telegraph.UK "In the past year there has been a wave of unrest in ethnic minority border areas of Iran, with bombing and assassination campaigns against soldiers and government officials. ...  In a move that reflects Washington's growing concern with the failure of diplomatic initiatives, CIA officials are understood to be helping opposition militias among the numerous ethnic minority groups clustered in Iran's border regions."
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
  • Feb 24, 2007
  • CommonDreams  FoxNews, Obama dirty tricks "Fox reported -- and later backed off its report -- that Obama attended a radical Muslim school in Indonesia as a child. It was widely debunked by other media outlets, including CNN." 
  • Feb 23, 2007
  • 1954 Operation Suzannah, the Lavon Affair, Israel false flag operations, "In 1954, the Israeli government launched a secret operation of terror against the United States called Operation Suzannah. It plotted to murder Americans and blow up American installations in Egypt. Their plan was to leave false evidence that the Egyptians did it, so as to make America go to war against Egypt on the side of Israel. Jewish agents succeeded in blowing up some post offices and American libraries in Cairo and Alexandria. On the way to blow up an American movie house, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Theater, an Israeli's agent's bomb went off prematurely. Thankfully, for both Egypt and for America, the plot was then exposed and stopped in its early stages." from NewsMine and see Wikipedia 
  • Feb 21, 2007
  • Antiwar, "Every moment we stay in Iraq increases the likelihood of war with Iran
  • Support Kennedy's DemocraticMajority.com
  • TPMuckraker
  • Spike Lee, A Requiem in Four Acts," along with its producer, Sam Pollard. They won the award for documentary television for illustrating evidence of the government's poor performance in the aftermath of the August 2005 storm.
  • Feb 21, 2007
  • Common Dreams Federal law-enforcement officials said that they have developed hard evidence of possible criminal misconduct by two employees of Vice President Dick Cheney's office related to the unlawful exposure of a CIA officer's identity last year. The investigation, which is continuing, could lead to indictments, a Justice Department official said. 
  • Washington Post "The government's perjury case against Libby will go to the jury this week after a trial that exposed the vice president's large behind-the-scenes involvement in seeking to discredit Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador who accused Cheney and other administration officials of twisting intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. 
  • Feb 20, 2007
  • AP Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial.  Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later." and copy 
  • Rightweb: "1992 Draft Defense Planning Guidance" Iraq and Iraq war plans
  • Feb 18, 2007
  • Antiwar, "Secrets Bush and Cheney Can't 'Declassify' by Gordon Prather  ...  If "reporters" covering the Scooter Libby trial for alleged perjury and obstruction of justice had bothered to read President Bush's Executive Order 12958 of March 28, 2003 – entitled "Classified National Security Information" – they would know that it does not give the vice president the authority to declassify anything.  "But in an interview, Cheney said there is an executive order that gives the vice president the authority to declassify information.  "'I have certainly advocated declassification. I have participated in declassification decisions,' Cheney said. "Asked for details, he said, 'I don't want to get into that. There's an executive order that specifies who has classification authority, and obviously it focuses first and foremost on the president, but also includes the vice president."  and also Antiwar on Feith, cooked intelligence, deceptions
  • Global Research, Vladimir Putin speech, "We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?
  • Feb 12, 2007 
  • World Socialist Website "And under heavy US pressure, India has twice voted with the US against Iran in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deliberations over Teheran’s nuclear program. But New Delhi is aghast at the thought the Bush administration may try to extricate itself from its strategic debacle in Iraq by engineering a wider war—that is, by attacking Iran and possibly Syria." 
  • Feb 11, 2007 
  • Guardian, Comment is Free, Richard Silverstein  "Over the past six months, two notable developments have set Israel and diaspora Jewry adrift. ...
  • Mail Guardian Online: "But Vincent Cannistraro, a Washington-based intelligence analyst, shared the sources' assessment that Pentagon planning (for Iran attack) is well under way. "Planning is going on, in spite of public disavowals by Gates. Targets have been selected. For a bombing campaign against nuclear sites, it is quite advanced. The military assets to carry this out are being put in place."
  • Feb 10, 2007
  • Army Times   A “very damning” report by the Defense Department’s inspector general depicts a Pentagon that purposely manipulated intelligence in an effort to link Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida in the runup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, says the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.  “That was the argument that was used to make the sale to the American people about the need to go to war,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. He said the Pentagon’s work, “which was wrong, which was distorted, which was inappropriate ... is something which is highly disturbing.”  Pentagon Inspector General, Douglas Feith, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz...
  • Feb 9, 2007
  • Washington Post, Journalism on Trial, Russert, Libby, lies.... and copy 
  • BBC Libby trial ..."Jurors have heard more than three weeks of testimony from witnesses. The defence will begin its case on Monday.  The final witness was NBC journalist Tim Russert, who denied discussing Ms Plame with Mr Libby.  ...  Mr Libby says that Mr Russert told him then that "all the reporters" knew of Ms Plame's occupation.  But Mr Russert told the court that that part of the conversation did not take place. He testified that he never discussed Ms Plame with Mr Libby. 
  • Feb 8, 2007
  • Independent Jewish Voices
  • People and Planet: "Warming hits 'tipping point' by Ian Sample, Siberia feels the heat. It's a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tons of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting. A vast expanse of western Siberia is undergoing an unprecedented thaw that could dramatically increase the rate of global warming, climate scientists warn today. 
  • Feb 6, 2007
  • CNS News "Reports of plans to set up a new, left-wing Jewish group seeking to lobby the U.S. government on Mideast policy have worried some in Israel, who fear it could undermine the existing pro-Israel lobby in Washington and harm Israeli security.  ...  Three main groups, all liberal, were said to be involved in the discussions - the Israel Policy Forum, Americans for Peace Now and Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace" other search terms: George Soros ..
  • LA Times 2007  Libby's credibility, "The closest thing to a smoking gun in the case so far are notes handwritten by Libby during a phone conversation with Cheney on June 12, 2003. Cheney told Libby, according to the notes, that Wilson's wife was a counter-proliferation specialist at the CIA." ...  According to the notes from that conversation, Wilson was saying that Cheney's office had expressed strong interest in the notion that Iraq had sought weapons-grade uranium in Africa. Libby jotted down in the margin the orders he received from Cheney to "get agency to answer that."  Libby subsequently made a number of inquiries to senior State Department and CIA officials about Wilson and an agency-sponsored fact-finding trip he'd made to Africa in 2002.  The top CIA expert on Iraq, Robert Grenier, testified that Libby had him pulled out of a meeting with then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to discuss the issue in a phone call.  Former State Department Undersecretary Marc Grossman said he also felt a sense of urgency when Libby called him, after which he promptly commissioned an internal intelligence analysis.  Grenier and Grossman each testified that he promptly reported back to Libby with information about Wilson and the trip — and the fact that Wilson's wife was a CIA employee.  After Wilson went public with his criticism in a July 6 op-ed in the New York Times, saying he'd found no evidence of Iraq seeking nuclear material in Niger, Libby promptly passed on information about Wilson's wife, prosecutors allege.  Then-White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has testified that the day after the op-ed appeared, Libby offered the information to him "on the q.t." over lunch at the White House mess. Miller testified that Libby talked about Wilson's wife the next day, a Tuesday.  Libby told the grand jury that he did not learn Plame's identity until the following Thursday, July 10, in a conversation with journalist Tim Russert, the moderator of the NBC's "Meet the Press." Libby has said he was surprised to hear the information from the newsman."  and copy
  • Feb 5, 2007
  • MSNBC  "Vice President Cheney's press officer, Cathie Martin, approached his chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on Air Force Two on July 12, 2003, to ask how she should respond to journalists' questions about Joseph C. Wilson IV. Libby looked over one of the reporters' questions and told Martin: "Well, let me go talk to the boss and I'll be back."
  • Feb 3, 2007
  • AEI, $10k to disputers on global warming
  • New York Sun "Judge Ellis recently set a trial date of June 4 for Messrs. Rosen and Weissman, who were indicted in 2005 on charges that they conspired to convey classified information to journalists and foreign officials not authorized to receive it."
  • Feb 2, 2007
  • Pacifica Radio Karl Rove revealed identity of Plame 
  • Alternet, Libby Trial: Smoking Gun for Impeachment?  By Robert Scheer, Truthdig. The Libby case testimony, centered on the chicanery of the vice president, certainly suggests that impeachable offenses occurred at the highest level of the White House. 
  • IBD, "Judith Miller's bout with amnesia apparently is over. In the Libby trial, she can recall exactly what he told her when, something she couldn't when she had 85 days in jail to think about it. 

  • Feb 1, 2007

  • Guardian, "Bush administration accused of doctoring scientists' reports on climate change  ...  · Inconvenient conclusions censored, hearing told · Researchers warned not to talk about global warming"  

  • NiagraFallsReporter, Cheney Lies 

  • Cheney Libby trial info  proof of Cheney / Libby conspiracy against Wilsons 

  • MSNBC  Plamegate: "The vice president personally penned an October 2003 note in which he wrote, “Not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the other.” The note, read aloud in court by Wells, implied that Libby was the one being sacrificed in an effort to clear Rove of any role in leaking the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, wife of Iraq war critic Joe Wilson. “Wow, for all the talk about this being a White House that prides itself on loyalty and discipline, you’re not seeing much of it,” the lawyer said.

  • AP Libby's attorneys argue that the media campaign was based on refuting Wilson on the merits of his argument and that his wife was simply an afterthought. In the frenzy of responding to the story, they say, Libby forgot when and where he learned about Plame.  Fleischer's testimony will be key to the prosecution because he says Libby told him about Plame and encouraged him to keep it quiet. As Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said in his opening statement: "You can't learn something on Thursday that you're giving out on Monday."

 

 

 

  • Jan 29, 2007

  • RealClimate, stalagmite palaeoclimatology? 

  • Zmag "Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq? The FBI wants to know. search terms: AIPAC 

  • Editor & Publisher, Cathie Martin, Media manipulation  ....  "Cheney, Libby and Martin spent the next week trying get out word that Cheney did not know Wilson, did not ask for the mission to Niger, never got Wilson's report and only learned about the trip from news stories in 2003."

  • Al Jazeera  ... Turkey Mulls Iraq Invasion ... Israel and the United States are believed to have been working together to provide the needed aid to Kurdish groups such as the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan, which has been conducting clandestine cross-border raids into Iran, seen as other means of applying pressure on Iran.  Also some sources say that the Pentagon has reached secret agreements with Kurdish, Azeri, and Baluchi tribesmen encouraging their efforts to undermine the regime’s authority in northern and southeastern Iran.  Bush’s fears and stance had been made manifest in recent arrests by American troops in Iraq of Iranian officials. 

  • Jan 28, 2007

  • LA Times ... In the first such account from Vice President Dick Cheney's inner circle, a former aide testified Thursday that Cheney personally directed the effort to discredit an administration critic by having calls made to reporters in 2003".. more search terms: Catherine J. Martin, Cheney's top press aid, talking points, deputy director of communications for policy and planning, Niger forged documents, Chris Mathews, Hardball,  and "she said, she discussed with Cheney and Libby how she had learned from Harlow that two network reporters were writing stories about the case, and how Cheney ordered Libby to call them personally, including one call that Libby made from his private anteroom outside of Cheney's office.  "I was aggravated that Scooter was calling the reporters and that I wasn't," Martin said"  copy 

  • Jan 25, 2007

  • Antiwar Hillary Clinton and the Israeli lobby ... As one of the top Democratic recipients of pro-Israel funds for the 2006 election cycle, pocketing over $83,000, Clinton now has Iran in her cross hairs. ... Hillary Clinton will never alter the U.S.' Middle East policy that so blatantly favors Israeli interests. 

  • Antiwar  "The defense fired off its big guns on the first day, with Libby's lawyer, Ted Wells, rebutting Patrick J. Fitzgerald's contention that Libby had a motive to lie because the president had declared that anyone who leaked would be fired. (I note here that I'm citing not the "mainstream" media's account of the proceedings, but that of a blogger who has gained entry to the trial as a reporter, the anonymous "Emptywheel," whose reportage on the background of this case is surely one of the investigative wonders of the blogging world): "Mr. Libby was not concerned about losing his job. He was concerned about being set up. He was concerned about being the scapegoat.

  • Jan 23, 2007

  • PlanetSave "Currently, mankind is emitting about 50% more CO2 than nature can remove. With business as usual, mankind’s CO2 emissions are expected to double by mid-century, while nature’s ability to remove CO2 will halve, more than tripling the amount of CO2 staying in the air. 

  • Jan 18, 2007 The People's Voice "Libby’s Trial Crafted to Protect Bush-Cheney Gang ... 

  • Harvard, American Geophysical Union, global warming, methane hydrates, oceans, ... from Google Scholar search   

  • Jan 16, 2007

  • WW4Report, Scott Ritter, on Iran Attack 

  • Freeze Congressional scorecard on Iran Attack 

  • Anti-war "On the Mideast Escalator ... by Rep. Ron Paul,  While the president's announcement that an additional 20,000 troops would be sent to Iraq dominated the headlines last week, the real story was the president's sharp rhetoric toward Iran and Syria. And recent moves by the administration only serve to confirm the likelihood of a wider conflict in the Middle East.

  • Jan 15, 2007

  • Carbon Coalition "Farmers can play a central role in sequestering carbon in their soils by fostering deep-rooted perennial plant species that have significant biomass in their root systems." 

  • Canadian National Newspaper "Runaway Global Warming promises to literally burn-up agricultural areas into dust worldwide by 2012, causing global famine, anarchy, diseases, and war on a global scale as military powers including the U.S., Russia, and China, fight for control of the Earth's remaining resources." 

  • Jerusalem Newswire "Russian admiral: Numerous US nuclear subs signals imminent strike on Iran ... and previous story  Times Online, UK  

  • BBC Gulf stream has slowed down by 30% over the last 12 years. 

  • Jan 14, 2007

  • The Militant "Despite partisan rhetoric of "opposition" to the escalation, statements by top Democratic Party politicians indicated that bipartisan support for the imperialist war aims remains firm. ...  The "new strategy" Bush described had been largely outlined in a study by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank. It was authored by Frederick Kagan, an AEI military analyst, working with Jack Keane, a retired U.S. Army general and de facto operational advisor of the Bush administration. Kagan and Keane coauthored a number of articles and opinion columns arguing for the plan in recent weeks"" 

  • Jan 13, 2007

  • Salon "Did the U.S. just provoke Iran? Thursday's raid on the Iranian consulate is more evidence that President Bush is ready to escalate the conflict.  By Juan Cole 

  • Jan 12, 2007

  • Consortium News, "At a not-for-quotation pre-speech briefing on Jan. 10, George W. Bush and his top national security aides unnerved network anchors and other senior news executives with suggestions that a major confrontation with Iran is looming. ..

  • All Africa, "Tanzania: UN Gets the First Woman Deputy Head ..

  • Jan 11, 2007

  • Stern Review  Economics of Climate Change 

  • San Francisco Chronicle "The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is to begin Jan. 16  ...  A federal judge said Tuesday he would not make available daily audio recordings. 

  • Jan 9, 2007

  • Real Climate "Methane Hydrates and Global Warming ... There is an enormous amount of methane (CH4) on earth frozen into a type of ice called methane hydrate  ... Methane hydrate melts if it gets too warm, and it floats in water. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and it degrades to CO2, another greenhouse gas which accumulates in the atmosphere just as fossil fuel CO2 does. And there is a lot of it, possibly more than the traditional fossil fuel deposits. Conceivably, climate changes could affect these deposits.

  • Jan 8, 2007 

  • Times Online "ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons. Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources."

  • Jan 7, 2007 

  • Reuters "Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said."  more search terms: low-yield bunker busters, Natanz, heavy water plant at Arak, uranium conversion plant at Isfahan, conventional bombs, U.N. Security Council sanctions, pre-emptive strike, too much for Israel to take on alone, reduce radioactive fallout. 

  • RawStory, new Israel lobby: "billionaire George Soros, former Clinton adviser Jeremy Ben-Ami, and Daniel Levy, former adviser to Israeli PM Ehud Barak, as key figures in what could be the creation of "a new, well-funded, well-organized, left-leaning Israel lobby, as an alternative to AIPAC" 

  • Target Iran Scott Ritter 

  • Jan 6, 2007

  •  Washington Times (A Sun Myung Moon organization) "Classified info ... While Mr. Berger's "punishment" (for stealing documents) was a pittance of a fine, former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin has been financially ruined and sentenced to 12 and a half years for passing along far less-classified information to unauthorized third parties. Unfortunately, disproportionate justice is inherent to the legal system ...  Rosen Weissman trial is slated to begin by the spring." 

  • Guardian  "News Media Seek Audio of Libby Trial ...  The Supreme Court releases audio recordings of arguments in major cases, and lower federal courts have ``started to follow the Supreme Court's lead,'' lawyers for the news organizations said in filings this week in U.S. District Court  ...  I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial witnesses include:  Tim Russert,  and these orgs want audio tapes: The organizations are ABC, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CNN, CBS, Dow Jones, E.W. Scripps, the Hearst Corp., the Los Angeles Times, the McClatchey Co., NBC, National Public Radio, USA Today, the Washington Post, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Newspaper Association of America, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. 

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