Phoenix gives OK to 2% tax on food

(ArizonaRepublic) – Desperate to save police, fire and other city jobs, a divided Phoenix City Council on Tuesday approved a sales tax on grocery items that will generate tens of millions of dollars a year. Continue reading

Video: The Alex Jones Show – Obama is Leading The USA into Bondage!!

(February 4, 2010) – Alex covers the important news stories of today, and goes into how this Administration is leading the USA into total Bondage. Continue reading

Video: Freeway Ricky Ross on Alex Jones Tv – How The CIA Supply, Control, Operate The Drug Business

Ricky Donnell Ross (aka Freeway Ricky Ross), the convicted drug dealer who was featured in a Gary Webb expose on CIA involvement in the drug business. Continue reading

Video: Dr. Doug Rokke on Alex Jones Tv – Government Refuses to Help Veterans with DU Exposure!

Retired Army Maj. Doug Rokke, a former top military expert banished from the Pentagon after the military failed to follow regulations regarding the use, clean up and medical treatment regarding the use of depleted uranium. Continue reading

It Is Now Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off The U.S. National Debt

A lot of people are very upset about the rapidly increasing U.S. national debt these days and they are  demanding a solution. What they don’t realize is that there simply is not a solution under the current U.S. financial system. It is now mathematically impossible for the U.S. government to pay off the U.S. national debt. You see, the truth is that the U.S. government now owes more dollars than actually exist. If the U.S. government went out today and took every single penny from every single American bank, business and taxpayer, they still would not be able to pay off the national debt. And if they did that, obviously American society would stop functioning because nobody would have any money to buy or sell anything. Continue reading

Digging Through Obama’s Closet

Many Americans were shocked by Obama’s meteoric rise to power. Although plenty of other ‘relative unknowns’ have made the jump from Congress or a governorship to the Oval Office, none of them were visible minorities or able to galvanize public sentiment nearly as well as Obama. Following 8 years of despotic rule by George Bush & Co., huge segments of the American public embraced Obama’s candidacy with wanton enthusiasm. His campaign rallies took on an imperialistic tenor, and for many confused Americans he was psychologically conflated as a political messiah – ready, willing and able to act as civilization’s great panacea. Unfortunately, much of the public was simply projecting dreams for a better future onto Obama. Continue reading

MSM: Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 480,000

(Fox) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce. Continue reading

Analysis Finds Little Evidence Iranian Public Sees Government as Illegitimate

Indications of fraud in the June 12 Iranian presidential election, together with large-scale street demonstrations, have led to claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not actually win the election, and that the majority of Iranians perceive their government as illegitimate and favor regime change.

An analysis of multiple polls of the Iranian public from three different sources finds little evidence to support such conclusions. Read More Here

World War

(PressTV) – ‘Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran’

Iran’s ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Israel warns Syria it would lose future war

Israel’s outspoken foreign minister harshly warned Syria Thursday against drawing the Jewish state into another war, saying the Syrian army would be defeated and its regime would collapse in a future conflict. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Turkey can’t be silent about Israel’s crimes in Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Israel’s conduct in Gaza, saying Ankara cannot be silent when innocent civilians are killed, phosphorus bombs are used, infrastructure is destroyed, and people are forced to live in an open-air prison. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel threatens Syria’s Assad with collapse

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad if Damascus enters into a war with the Israeli regime. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Syria warns Israel against military offensive

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has cautioned Israel against any act of adventurism and launching a war against his country, saying such a move would only endanger the regime’s stability. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Attack on Iran could backfire, Petraeus says

Chief of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus says any military action against Iran could backfire by increasing “nationalist tendencies” in the country. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – U.S. calls Iran’s Kavoshgar rocket launch ‘provocative act’

The United States considers Iran’s launching of a Kavoshgar-3 rocket a “provocative act,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told journalists on Wednesday. Read More Here

(Xinhua) – France to seek strong sanction against Iran: PM

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced Wednesday that France is going to seek “strong sanctions ” from the United Nations against Iran’s nuclear program as negotiation time is “pressing.” Read More Here

UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Read More Here

Patriot Act – Eight Years Later

After 2009 – a year when federal prosecutors charged more suspects with terrorism than in any year since the attacks of September 11, 2001 – and in today’s atmosphere of heightened fear triggered by the aborted plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, Congress will begin again this month to consider reauthorization of key parts of the USA Patriot Act. Continue reading

Video: House Overwhelmingly Passes Cyber Security Bill

Following the Halloweenesque scare fest on Capitol Hill earlier this week — where National Intelligence director Dennis Blair and CIA director Leon Panetta warned of impending terrorist doom — the has House has The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act (H.R. 4061). Continue reading

MSM: Pennsylvania State Capital Mulls Bankruptcy as a Budget Option

(Bloomberg) – Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, will consider Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection along with tax increases and asset sales as options to address $68 million in debt service payments due this year, the chairwoman of a City Council committee said last night. Continue reading

Video: Intel Boss Blair – Government Plans to Kill Citizens

Patsies take heed. The U.S. government will kill you. That’s what the Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair told a House intelligence committee yesterday. The Department of Defense will “follow a set of defined policy and legal procedures that are very carefully observed” in the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens who make the mistake of joining organizations created by the CIA and the Mossad. Continue reading

MSM: Ex-Bank of America chief Ken Lewis charged with fraud

(CNN) – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo unveiled a major legal action against senior Bank of America executives Thursday over its controversial purchase of Merrill Lynch, including bringing civil charges against its former CEO Ken Lewis. Continue reading

Who’s Left? A Few Ultra-rich and Us, the Tapped-out Masses

About to lose your home? Have you lost your home? Can you make the interest payments on your credit cards? Can you afford to maintain your car, your family’s incidental needs, your children’s health, or even buy enough food, gasoline or heating fuel? Continue reading

MSM: Israel threatens force over Iran nuclear standoff

(AFP) – Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon raised on Wednesday the possibility of using force to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, something Tehran vehemently denies it is seeking. Continue reading

The Bankruptcy of the United States is Now Certain

It’s one of those numbers that’s so unbelievable you have to actually think about it for a while… Within the next 12 months, the U.S. Treasury will have to refinance $2 trillion in short-term debt. And that’s not counting any additional deficit spending, which is estimated to be around $1.5 trillion. Put the two numbers together. Then ask yourself, how in the world can the Treasury borrow $3.5 trillion in only one year? That’s an amount equal to nearly 30% of our entire GDP. And we’re the world’s biggest economy. Where will the money come from? Continue reading

MSM: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

(NYTimes) – The House today overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at building up the United States’ cybersecurity army and expertise, amid growing alarm over the country’s vulnerability online. Continue reading

Video: Emile de Antonio on the Bush Family & Skull and Bones

Our intrepid Alternative View repoters Frank Morrow and Doug Kellner continue their interview with documentary filmaker Emile de Antonio in this segment he gives us some background on the Bush family and their long involvement with foreign intelligence. We hear about Senator Prescott Bush father and grandfather two our two presidents. Also the secret Yale society Skull & Bones is another subject covered. The interview ends just as George W. Bush is getting started in Texas during the 1950’s. In our next segment we will continue to explore more on the life of George W. Bush. Continue reading

Fake “War on Terrorism”: In Yemen the US is Fighting against Democracy, not against Al Qaeda

A pair of trousers catches fire in an aeroplane close to Detroit and missiles rain down on Yemen. Is this is what is called the butterfly effect? For Mohammed Hassan, the terrorist threat is only an excuse. In this latest chapter in our series “Understanding the Muslim world”, our specialist explains what is really at stake in Yemen: i.e. undermining democracy in the Gulf in order to keep control over its oil. Continue reading

The Great Global Arms Bazaar – “The military industrial complex” is thriving

We all would do well to read or re-read perhaps, Anthony Sampson’s outstanding anatomical study or investigation into the international arms trade: “The Arms Bazaar”. As it gives us some perspective on how the “defence industry” has grown to become what it is now; an unwieldy Golem, that’s out of control. Continue reading

The Financial Crisis Is Not Over. The Economic Recovery is “Not Real” – Paul Craig Roberts

Readers ask if the financial crisis is over, if the recovery is for real and, if not, what are Americans’ prospects. The short answer is that the financial crisis is not over, the recovery is not real, and the U.S. faces a far worse crisis than the financial one. Here is the situation as I understand it: Continue reading

The Corporate Takeover of U.S. Democracy – Prof Noam Chomsky

Jan. 21, 2010, will go down as a dark day in the history of U.S. democracy, and its decline.
On that day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban corporations from political spending on elections—a decision that profoundly affects government policy, both domestic and international. Continue reading

Video: This Time We Went Too Far – Norman Finkelstein

“Better than any other book, This Time We Went Too Far shows how the massive destruction visited on Gaza was not an accidental byproduct of the Israeli invasion but its barely concealed objective.” — Raja Shehadeh, author, Palestinian Walks Continue reading

Amid Media Blackout: Congressional hearing reveals US intelligence agencies shielded Flight 253 bomber

A January 27 hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security established that US intelligence agencies stopped the State Department from revoking the US visa of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian student, whom US officials suspected of being affiliated with the Yemeni terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, attempted to set off a bomb on Northwest Flight 253 into Detroit on Christmas Day. Revocation of Abdulmutallab’s visa would have prevented him from boarding the airplane. Continue reading

US Treasury Official Openly Serves on Council of Rothschild-founded “Earth Bank”

Senior US Treasury Dept. Official William Pizer, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy is simultaneously a sitting council member on the Global Environment Facility ( http://www.thegef.org ), one of the largest funders of projects to “improve the global environment” (i.e. push through fraud-based carbon cap-and-trade programs). Continue reading

Polar Bear Propaganda and Hidden Agendas

My son, a second grader, recently brought up a conversation at the dinner table about polar bears. He says that he learned in school that the polar bears are in danger of going extinct. Later that evening, our cousin, a teacher at a local government school joined us, and I brought up the polar bear discussion to get her take on it and to vent some of my frustrations with public education. Continue reading

Video: Climategate spreads like an ozone hole

(RussiaToday) – Scientists at the heart of the Climategate controversy face new allegations which cast further doubt about global warming. Analysis shows researchers had tried to suppress key details of their findings for twenty years. Read More Here

Change

Looking through my window I realize how much we have been through.  My father came to this country fleeing a failed state at war. When I was young we grew up with a simple mantra, tell the truth, be honest, work hard and good things will come. I remember walking down the street near my house, holding my moms hand as the police officer stopped his patrol car and waved us by. Continue reading

Nearly 17,000 chemicals remain corporate secrets – even the EPA doesn’t know what they are

(NaturalNews) – The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires that manufacturers of products containing potentially toxic chemicals disclose their ingredients to the federal government, however a loophole in the requirement allows manufacturers to arbitrarily withhold information that they deem sensitive to their business. As a result, over 17,000 product chemicals remain secret not only from the public but from government officials. Continue reading