Senate Hate Crimes Bill Threatens First Amendment

There are inherent First Amendment and equal protection issues with any “hate crime” legislation as I pointed out when Eric Holder started aggressively pushing Congress for passage of a new bill. That said, if you are going to enact such laws, they must be targeted, rational and designed to effect the result desired and not any other. Such laws should not be vague and expansive, should not be able to be wielded by prosecutors as selective bludgeons and should not infringe on First Amendment rights to free speech and association.

Late Thursday night, the Senate passed a Hate Crimes Bill that arguably violates all of the above. Continue reading

Experts: Depleted Uranium Creates Problems for Years After Initial Impact

(PalTel) – We have seen many threats and accusations made against Iran and its Nuclear Research Programme with condemnations coming from the US, UK, NATO countries and the “Big Boys Club” known as the UN Security Council. Repeated warnings and many dress rehearsals for such an attack have been carried out by Israel. This cat-and-mouse game has gone on for many years but have Israel and their allies ever looked at the consequences of this ill-conceived plan? Continue reading

Walter Cronkite – The Most Dishonest Man in America

(LRC) – Never being one to buy into that nonsense about “speaking ill of the dead,” I want to bring to your attention the following statement that the recently-deceased Walter Cronkite said in accepting the 1999 Norman Cousins Global Governance Award at the ceremony at the United Nations: Continue reading

MSM: Britain’s dirty little secret as a dumper of toxic waste

(Times) – Britain was accused yesterday of dumping toxic household and industrial waste in developing countries on two continents in breach of an international convention. Continue reading

President Carter: Many Children Were Tortured Under Bush

Red Cross, Amnesty International and the Pentagon “have gathered substantial testimony of torture of children, confirmed by soldiers who witnessed or participated in the abuse.” In “Our Endangered Values” Carter said that the Red Cross found after visiting six U.S. prisons “107 detainees under eighteen, some as young as eight years old.” And reporter Hersh, (who broke the Abu Ghraib torture scandal,) reported 800-900 Pakistani boys aged 13 to 15 in custody. Continue reading

Prisons expert: Palestinian children in Israeli prison are deprived the most basic of human rights

There are 345 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons where physical and psychological torture are both practiced. Continue reading

Feds Declare Tennessee Gun Law Invalid

It is yet another example of the federal government running roughshod over the states. Continue reading

The Silence of the Wolves by Arthur Topham

“They’re selling you billows of smoke and calling them the fires of Freedom! They’re peddling shadows and labeling them light beams of Truth.” Continue reading

Russia-China Warn US That Israeli Attack On Iran Means “World War”

A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”. Continue reading

Legal Immunity Set For Swine Flu Vaccine Makers

The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off. Continue reading

US air strikes kill Afghan civilians

Attacks by US warplanes this week killed up to six Afghan civilians, including a four-year-old girl, and left another 16 wounded. The incidents in Afghanistans southern Kandahar province have again underscored the grim human cost of the military escalation ordered by the Obama administration. Continue reading

MSM: Food-Safety Bill Spurs Backlash

(WSJ) – Legislation to overhaul the nation’s food-safety system has spurred a backlash from livestock and grain farmers who don’t want the Food and Drug Administration inspecting farms. Continue reading

Iraq Restricts U.S. Forces

The Iraqi government has moved to sharply restrict the movement and activities of U.S. forces in a new reading of a six-month-old U.S.-Iraqi security agreement that has startled American commanders and raised concerns about the safety of their troops. Continue reading

Rolling Stone writer called ‘anti-Semitic’ for simply following the money

Popular Rolling Stone contributor, writer and blogger Matt Taibbi claims that he was sent e-mails which attacked him and accused him of anti-Semitism for exposing the investment bank giant Goldman’s Sachs and their shady financial dealings over the years. Continue reading

Fifty thousand General Motors retirees face destruction of benefits

The bankruptcy of General Motors, and the organization of a “new” auto company in its place, is being carried out at the expense of tens of thousands of active and retired auto workers, along with dealerships, other small businesses, and entire communities. Continue reading

Video: Government Announces Flu Pandemic PSA Propaganda Contest

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Bilderberg member in good standing, has announced yet another waste of taxpayer money. On the USGOVHHS YouTube channel, Sebelius “invites our talented and creative citizens to create and share your PSA about flu prevention and good health.” Continue reading

The Return of America’s Anathema

(C4L) – As most American school children know, one of the chief complaints that the American colonists had against the mother country was that they were taxed without their consent. “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” a phrase often credited to the revolutionary James Otis, became an American maxim. Colonial Americans were anti-tax to begin with, but to be taxed by a parliament three thousand miles away without any say in the matter was intolerable. Continue reading

Romans Chapter 13 Revisited – Chuck Baldwin

(C4L) – It seems that every time someone such as myself attempts to encourage our Christian brothers and sisters to resist an unconstitutional or otherwise reprehensible government policy, we hear the retort, “What about Romans Chapter 13? We Christians must submit to government. Any government. Read your Bible, and leave me alone.” Or words to that effect. Continue reading

Video: Rep. Alan Grayson – “Hank Paulson Had a $700M Conflict of Interest”

(MSNBC) – This is Alan Grayson on MSNBC with Dylan Ratigan and Eliot Spitzer discussing Hank Paulson and the bailouts. Grayson said about former Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson who presided over the bailout while owning hundreds of millions in Goldman stock: Continue reading