Kidnapping & Trading in Iraqi Children…

(Uruknet) – While quite a bit of a fuss was raised regarding the kidnapping, smuggling and tafficking in Haitian children and rightly so, the same can’t be said about the fate of Iraqi children.

I have already written several posts about this new lucrative business in Iraq, that of the kidnapping, trafficking and trading of children, and I am always aghast to see that no media or organization for the protection of children, like the famous UNICEF or Save the Child or OXFAM or anyone else, has given enough attention and dedicated effort to denounce and stop this tragedy… Continue reading

MSM: More Mega-Snowstorms Coming – Global Warming to Blame?

(NationalGeographic) – As snowstorm-ravaged states on the U.S. East Coast dig out, scientists say the past week’s “Snowpocalypse” could be a taste of harsh winters to come—and that, strangely enough, global warming may be to blame. Others aren’t so sure. Read More Here

Video: CrossTalk – Norman Finkelstein vs. Israel

On Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk, Israel critic Norman Finkelstein faces off against a formidable spokesperson of Israel’s ‘soft power’. Continue reading

U.S. Attempts to Erase Haitian Nationhood

(Uruknet) – “The Haitian people ‘need democracy and self determination, said the U.S.-based Black is Back Coalition.”
Proud Haiti has been reduced to a de facto “protectorate” of the United States – a grotesque form of non-sovereignty in which the subjugated nation is “protected” by its worst enemy. Namibia under white-ruled South African administration comes to mind, although in Haiti’s case the United Nations does not even pretend to be on the side of the oppressed, acting instead as agent and enforcer for the superpower. Read More Here

Solutions to US economic controlled demolition are obvious, but We the People must demand them

(Examiner) – Nobel economist Paul Krugman wrote the US economy is “doomed,” Obama “clueless,” and summarizes his analysis of President Obama’s economic leadership with simply:

“Oh. My. God.”

Mr. Krugman joins a growing list of characteristically dry economic experts expanding the margins of their self-expression to communicate to Americans that kleptocratic parasites have destroyed the US economy.

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Video: Icon David Icke Returns to Alex Jones Tv – The State of Our Planet

Alex welcomes back to the show author, former regional sports presenter for the BBC and spokesman for the British Green Party, and renowned critic of the New World Order, David Icke. Continue reading

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

(RawStory) – With the results of a medical study summarized by a new report delivered to the California state legislature, the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) claims it has established scientific proof that inhaled cannabis holds medical value at or above the level of conventional prescription medicines used for a variety of ailments. Read More Here

A better climate-change bill

(Philly) – As the mid-Atlantic region faces yet another massive blizzard, the problem of unregulated snow can no longer be ignored. It’s time for Congress to set limits on the crystalline mayhem descending through the atmosphere and disrupting the lives of hardworking Americans. Continue reading

Yoo Called Civilian Slaughter OK

(ConsortiumNews) – Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.” Continue reading

Video: Are the 9/11 conspirators right? – Jesse Richard on Russia Today

Its been nearly nine years since the attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon. September 11, 2001 is a day which, for many, has already been explained. However, there is a movement that has been picking up a lot of steam, thousands of people who say accounts given to the people by the government are flawed, some even say false. Continue reading

Video: Judge Napolitano and Angela Keaton on Obama’s foreign policy

(Fox) – February 20, 2010 – Judge Napolitano and Angela Keaton discuss how Obama is slightly worse than his predecessor when it comes to liberty, foreign policy, constitutional respect and war Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – No common Iran stance between Russia, US

Russia has rejected claims by US officials that Moscow and Washington have a common policy toward Iran concerning its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia rebuffs Israel over tougher sanctions on Iran

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Moscow is against imposing “crippling sanctions” on Iran over its nuclear energy program. Read More Here

(TrueSlant) – Majority of Americans think Iran has The Bomb

A whopping 71 percent of Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Read More Here

(Examiner) – IAEA report: zero evidence of Iran nukes. US Orwellian corporate war media: Iran building nukes?

The good news is corporate media war propaganda is so easy to reveal and crush. Today’s version of CIA Operation Mockingbird, the US Senate Church Committee disclosure of over 400 CIA operatives within US corporate media to propagandize for war policies, is escalating their paper-thin lies of omission and commission to manipulate America into war with Iran. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Russia Raises Prospect of Missiles in Kaliningrad

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov today warned that Russia would not hesitate to deploy Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad if they perceived a threat in Eastern Europe, an apparent reference to the US missile defense plans. Read More Here

(JuanCole) – Top Russian General: An American Attack on Iran would lead to US Collapse

It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Destabilization in the North Caucasus: Georgian President Saakashvili “Ready for New War”? – Read More Here

Video: Rep. Ron Paul surprise winner of CPAC presidential straw poll

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a stalwart foe of government spending, won a blowout victory Saturday in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll. Read More Here

Economy

(CanadaFreePress) – Greece’s Financial Crisis and the Myth of Modern America

I have been hearing a lot of chatter recently in coffee shops and lunch restaurants about the financial crisis in Greece. As I eavesdrop, the impression I get is that people are trying to convince themselves the problem is “over there.” They discuss how Greece could have avoided the situation and debate what they should do now. So naturally it is an isolated, country-specific problem “over there,” right? Read More Here

(Gata) – Adrian Douglas: CFTC admits hiding info exposing market manipulation

Recently while reviewing the bank participation reports (BPR) released each month by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading commission I noticed that, since November 2009, in silver and in some other commodities the CFTC has stopped listing the number of banks that hold positions. Read More Here

(DailyCaller) – Record numbers receive food stamps as USDA turns blind eye to recipients’ finances

Food stamp distribution has skyrocketed since the U.S. Department of Agriculture renamed the program Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008 and began pushing states to give federal food aid to people without verifying their finances. Read More Here

(Lansner) – O.C. has 13 months of unlisted foreclosures

Irvine-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc. made national news this past week with a study showing that a new wave of foreclosures will hit the U.S. housing market in the next few years. Read More Here

(ComingDepression) – Canadian housing haven myth collapsing

Canada is quickly becoming much worse off than the US was (in terms of house prices to income levels) before their bubble burst. House prices in the US are much lower on average than Canada and they have higher incomes with lower taxes, so how is this sustainable in Canada then? Read More Here

(CNBC) – Dr Doom: China Will Drag Down US Stocks By 20%

In a rare interview, one of the Street’s most influential strategists sounded the alarm about the next leg down. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Bad economies in states to worsen: governors

The already gloomy conditions of states’ economies are set to worsen, according to preliminary survey findings from the National Governors Association released on Saturday Read More Here

(AP) – Banks in Calif., Ill., Fla., Texas are shut down

Regulators shut four banks from California to Florida on Friday, boosting to 20 the number of U.S. bank failures this year following the 140 closures last year in the worst financial climate in decades. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Millions of unemployed face years without jobs

Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – The Fat Lady Has Sung

A small news item from Tracy, Calif., caught my eye last week. Local station CBS 13 reported: “Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 911 for a medical emergency. But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year, which allows them to call 911 as many times as necessary. Or there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.” Read More Here

(RevolutionaryPolitics) – 1001 Reasons to Own Gold

Tracking the numerous ongoing bullish factors for gold is quite a chore. There are, quite literally, so many compelling arguments for holding our favorite metal that I used to catalog them each month in our letter. Read More Here

(YesMagazine) – Campaigning for State-Owned Banks

The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Credit-Card Fees: the New Traps

A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers. But card issuers are already deploying new tactics that could prove costly for even the most cautious cardholder. Read More Here

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(Telegraph) – So where did all the money go?

It is all too easy to lose track of the amount of cash poured into the economy by the British authorities in order to support banks and prevent a repeat of the Great Depression. Read More Here

(Guardian) – RBS braced for bonus row with planned £1.3bn payout

Loss-making Royal Bank of Scotland is braced for a row over City pay next week when it is expected to admit that its bonus pot for 22,000 investment bankers has reached £1.3bn – against last year’s £1bn. Read More Here

Video: Iran Attack – It’s About Mass Murder, Not Nukes

(KurtNimmo) – John Bolton wants you to think a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities will be surgical and few civilians will die. On the other hand, in the video below, he states that things could, well you know, go wrong. Continue reading

CNN Broadcasts Major Cyber War Game Propaganda

(KurtNimmo) – CNN rolled out a slick propaganda presentation this evening. It is called “Cyber Shockwave” and it posits a cyber attack on the United States. Continue reading

Citigroup Warns Customers It May Refuse To Allow Withdrawals

(BusinessInsider) – The image of banks locking their doors to keep customers from making withdrawals during a bank run is what immediately came to mind when we heard that Citigroup was telling customers it has the right to prevent any withdrawals from checking accounts for seven days. Continue reading