(SteveWatson) – 84% opposed to views expressed by pro-Obamacare Congressman Continue reading
(CNN) – Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time
If we learned that the government was planning to limit our First Amendment rights, we’d be outraged. After all, our right to be heard is fundamental to our democracy.
Well, our free speech rights are under assault — not from the government but from corporations seeking to control the flow of information in America. Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – FCC Abandons Efforts for Net Neutrality Compromise: Allows Google and Verizon to Write the Regulations – Read More Here
(PoorRichardsBlog) – Google, Verizon Web Deal Could Upend Net Neutrality – Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – Video: The Trust Crisis with Regulating Net Neutrality
Since it was reported that Google and Verizon are close to a deal on so-called “net neutrality,” the policy debate has heated up in Washington. Of course the debate has very little to do with the actual mechanics of how net neutrality will work, rather who will get the control to regulate it.
However, now that the FCC has abandoned negotiations on a “net neutrality” compromise, it is looking like the Congress will ultimately establish the rules — handed down to them by their corporate masters. It seems the Elite’s fight over who controls the dial has been decided. One thing is for sure, whoever controls the speed dial on the Internet will control the entire Web and subsequently all flow of information. Continue reading
(CNN) – A court hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of an Army officer who has refused to deploy to Afghanistan because, in his view, President Barack Obama has not proven that he was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to go before a judge in Virginia to enter a plea on charges that include disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty.
He is a decorated Army doctor and an 18-year veteran who is now facing court martial for disobeying orders to ship out for another tour of duty in Afghanistan. Video Link Here
(AlJazeera) – Gated villages in China have always been symbols of affluence; spaces where the rich protected themselves from criminals and other undesirables.
But between eleven at night and dawn, the poor in Beijing are being locked inside their neighbourhoods at night.
Chinese officials calls the project “sealed management” and claim the measure helps reduce crime. Continue reading
High fructose corn syrup should be banned from the food supply. The latest evidence comes from a large study of 60, 524 participants over a 14 year period. Those who consumed on average 5 high fructose corn syrup sweetened sodas per week had nearly double the risk for developing deadly pancreatic cancer.
“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” said Mark Pereira, Ph.D., senior author on the study and associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Continue reading
(DailyMail) – Comment: The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010
Here I stand
There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, “If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, “Ten years . .” ?The student then said, “But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast — How long then?” Replied the Master, “Well, twenty years.” “But, if I really, really work at it, how long then?” asked the student. “Thirty years,” replied the Master. “But, I do not understand,” said the disappointed student. “At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that?” ?Replied the Master, “When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path.”
This is the dilemma I’ve faced within the American education system. We are so focused on a goal, whether it be passing a test, or graduating as first in the class. However, in this way, we do not really learn. We do whatever it takes to achieve our original objective. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.
Over the years “the Agency” as it is known, has given U.S. presidents so much wrong information on so many critical issues, broken so many laws, subverted so many elections, overthrown so many governments, funded so many dictators, and killed and tortured so many innocent human beings that the pages of its official history could be written in blood, not ink. People the world over regard it as infamous, and that evaluation, sadly for the reputation of America, is largely accurate. Besides, since President Obama has half a dozen other major intelligence agencies to rely on for guidance, why does he need the CIA? In one swoop he could lop an estimated 27,000 employees off the Federal payroll, save taxpayers umpteen billions, and wipe the CIA stain from the American flag. Continue reading
(MotherJones) – BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Gulf oil spill: White House accused of spinning report
Scientists say it is ‘just not true’ that the vast majority of oil from the BP spill has gone Read More Here
(SmirkingChimp) – Whistleblower: BP used dispersants to hide oil
Fred McCallister, a whistleblower who claims BP is using dispersants to sink oil and hide it from the pesky media’s cameras, will testify before a Senate investigative panel this week. Read More Here
(EarthBoppin) – Video: Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore August 3rd … It Ain’t OVER – View More Here
(Examiner) – Censored Gulf news: Terror in Deep South for Agenda 21 (Pt III) Disinformation, depopulation
After 100 days of U.S. petrochemical-military Gulf of Mexico region attack causing napalm-like injury, death and destruction, millions of people have been poisoned, thousands of children and adults suffer due to burned skin, chemical pneumonia and coughing up blood from internal bleeding, while hundreds of thousands of fish washed ashore Louisiana’s coast from a chemical weapon Satanically applied to the Agenda 21 killing field. Obama, his administration and even his wife, continue their public charade supported by mainstream press blatant lies and sin of omission, a Disinformation weapon used on Americans as the UN Agenda 21 unfolds. Read More Here
(Pravda) – BP Disaster: Russia’s Take
Dr. Sagalevich’s report was drawn up and presented to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In this report, the investigator from the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology and the Russian Academy of Science has stated that the ocean floor has been irreparably damaged and that the planet must prepare for an ecological disaster “beyond all understanding” Read More Here
Video: BP’s oil now oozing out from Beach sand in Louisiana – View Here
(CNN) – Video: BP, Feds mislead on cleanup to be protected from people who get “sicker and sicker” – Continue reading
Police Service, or Police Force? Continue reading
(FinancialSense) – A little different subject for this article – still economics – but one that will probably have sufficient material in it to irritate almost everyone. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Navy veteran, served in destroyers of the Atlantic Fleet as an Electronic and Fire Control Technician working out of Norfolk, VA., to the Med, N. Europe, Caribbean and the Middle East during the middle 1950’s. Further, I have a son-in-law who is a retired Navy Chief Fire Controlman who worked 20 years on various Fast Attack submarines in the Pacific, Atlantic and Polar waters. Two Grandsons are Marines. I have earned the right to my opinions whether anyone agrees with them or not.
Dwight Eisenhower, one of this countries most talented and brilliant military and political leaders (better military than political but he did his best), long ago warned us of the dangers of the Military/Industrial Complex – meaning the unholy marriage of government, the military and the vast and numerous industries that supplies the military with everything from toys to tools to stealth bombers and ballistic missiles. On January 17, 1961, in his parting speech to the American people, President Eisenhower specifically warned of the dangers and “grave implications” of the alliance between government and the military/industrial complex (he coined the phrase). He knew exactly what he was talking about. Continue reading
(ShatterLimits) – Water fluoridation has come to refer to the addition of over 40 chemicals into the water supply that synergistically come together to wreak havoc on the body and its processes. Paul Joseph Watson and Matt Ryan recently came together to expose what water fluoridation really amounts to: disease. Scientists and doctors around the world are speaking out against water fluoridation, and its effects on the human body.
Real or perceived danger?
If water fluoridation truly is a killer, then why is it still being added to the water supply? The truth is that only about 5% of the world is current fluoridated. Of the 5% that is fluoridated, 50% of them reside in the United States. Other countries have rejected fluoridation due to a wide variety of health concerns, with one primary factor being thyroid damage.
Studies have shown many times over that fluoride really does pose a threat to the body. Even if there were only a few studies proving that fluoride is harmful, then the government should act to protect the people. If the government felt that the studies were conducted improperly, then an independent investigation should be funded. There really is no excuse for not examining the issue further. Supporters of fluoridation would most likely argue that there is no necessity to investigate fluoridation further, and that there is no implication that fluoride is unsafe for general consumption. Continue reading
(CNET) – For those concerned with privacy, Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave them a few more things to start worrying about.
At a conference here Wednesday, Schmidt noted that using artificial intelligence, computers can take 14 pictures of anyone on the Internet and stand a good chance of identifying that person. Similarly, the data collected by location-based services can be used not only to show where someone is at, but to also predict with a lot of accuracy where they might be headed next.
“Pretty interesting,” Schmidt said. “Good idea, Bad idea?…The technology of course is neutral but society is not fundamentally ready.”
His comments came at the start of Techonomy, a new conference devoted to looking at how technology is changing and can change society.
Schmidt said that society really isn’t prepared for all of the changes being thrust upon it. “I think it’s time for people to get ready for it.”
Schmidt said these records are a challenge for everyone, himself included, as he noted he was a child of the 1960s. Full article here
(DesertPeace) – THE FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED – Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing – Read More Here
REPOST – (WRH) – PEARL HARBOR – MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES – Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – Interview: Doug Casey – War Is Coming – Read More Here
(UnderTheRadar) – UK Troops Use iPad to Make War More Like a Video Game – Read More Here
(AntiWarNewsWire) – WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web
Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named “Insurance” to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Why World War II ended with Mushroom Clouds
The unspoken objective of the atomic bomb was US Hegemony in Asia and the Pacific Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel getting ready for ‘future wars’
A recent Israeli military helicopter crash in Romania reveals that Tel Aviv has operated other air exercises in European countries to prepare for “future wars.” Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Blair must be arrested
Having helped destroy other nations far away, our former prime minister — “peace envoy” to the Middle East — is now free to profit from the useful contacts he made while working as a “servant of the people”.
Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes; Blair’s, which have earned him a £4.6m advance, will appear next month. Read More Here
(CaBird) – The War Party Who are they? What are they?
I often make reference to “the War Party” in this space: it’s a convenient shorthand, one that evokes an image of something sinister, even Satanic, and this serves my rhetorical purposes well. But if we unpack the concept, and look for examples in real life, what we find is a little more prosaic than Satan with a sword.
Speaking of real life, I’ve been on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch show twice, of late (the second show has yet to be aired), and in both cases I was matched up with someone we might reasonably describe as a charter member of the War Party. Read More Here
(NewKerala) – ‘Klutz’ Cameron erroneously claims Iran possesses nuke weapon
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of being a ‘foreign policy klutz’ after mistakenly claiming that Iran possesses a nuclear weapon. Read More Here
(AFP) – Ahmadinejad unhurt after motorcade explosion
“Stupid Zionists have hired mercenaries to assassinate me,” Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech to expatriate Iranians on Monday. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100804/wl_mideast_afp/iranpoliticsunrest_20100804130221
(JPost) – ‘Obama misplaced trust in Netanyahu’
Intel organization accuses Israel of ‘blindsiding’ US on Iran. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Israel will be destroyed if it attacks Iran’
A group of ex-CIA officials have warned Washington against Tel Aviv’s efforts to “mousetrap” the US on Iran, a mistake that would “destroy” Israel.
In a memo to the US President Barack Obama, a group of former CIA intelligence officers at the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity warned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to go unilateral on Iran. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Lethal force awaits Iran aggressors’
Commander of Iran’s Army, Major General Ataollah Salehi, has warned Iran’s enemies of a ‘crushing defeat’ should they risk encroaching on the country’s sovereignty.
“The army is ready to deal a heavy blow to any aggressors against Iran territories,” Fars news agency quoted General Salehi as saying on the sidelines of an aerial maneuver in Iran’s western Hamedan Province on Friday. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Obama threatens Iran
Obama’s purpose was to deliver a blunt warning to the Iranian government: it could either surrender to US demands that it abandon its nuclear program, or face US attack. Read More Here
(CatBird) – Attacking Iran: US options
When Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American officer, was asked recently on NBC’s Meet The Press show whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: “We do.” Read More Here
(WSWS) – German media attack WikiLeaks
The 92,000 secret documents published on WikiLeaks have dealt a blow to the German government’s propaganda campaign about the war in Afghanistan. They have exposed as lies the claims that what is taking place in Afghanistan is the development of democratic structures, the building of schools and drilling of wells, and so forth. The documents have revealed the brutality of the war being conducted against the Afghan people, and the role played by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces). Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Why is Obama moving to fund Israel’s Iron Dome project?
US President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize $205 million to support Israel’s Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system. Read More Here
(PeaceByTruth) – Calling Gaza a prison camp is an understatement – Read More Here
(FreeGaza) – What You Don’t Know About Gaza – Read More Here
(OutofGaza) – The Bomb
The bomb that hit the former Arafat Compound near the Gaza Beach road was said to be the biggest to hit Gaza City since the onslaught of ‘Cast Lead’: the 3 week Israeli bombing and ground attack of the Gaza Strip during the new year of 2009. Read More Here
(CSMonitor) – Are China and America on a collision course?
“Korea War games sign of growing tensions,” warns a recent report by the BBC News. Dozens of similar international headlines warn of intensifying Sino-American strategic rivalry and even cold war. Read More Here
(GlobalTimes) – Strategic Conflict Inevitable Between China and US
In early 2010, conflicts between China and the US came thick and fast, leading to the most serious political disturbance between the two countries since the plane collision in 2001. At the beginning of April, as the heads of both countries talked over the telephone and Chinese President Hu Jintao attended a nuclear security summit in Washington, Sino-US relations became less tense. Tensions were further eased by the Second China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in Beijing in May. Read More Here
(AP) – US lawmaker calls for sanctions on China, Russia
The United States should immediately impose sanctions on Russia and China under a US law that punishes major investments in Iran’s energy sector, a senior US lawmaker said Monday. Read More Here
Video: Iran Propaganda debunked in less than 6 minutes – Continue reading
(C4L) – The New Push for a Global Currency – Lew Rockwell
You surely didn’t think that the governing elites would let this economic crisis pass without pushing some cockamamie scheme for control. Well, here is the cloud no bigger than a man’s hand, a revival of a 60-year-old idea of a global paper currency to fix what ails us. Read More Here
(WashTimes) – Social Security in the red this year – first time since 1983 – Read More Here
(Military.Com) – Combat Vets Face More Unemployment – Read More Here
(DrHousingBubble) – Million dollar California foreclosures – 35 examples of massive upper-tier foreclosures including one home that is underwater by $2.2 million. Santa Monica housing still in a bubble – Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt – Read More Here
(MyFox) – Camden Closing Library System – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Obamacare Only Looks Worse Upon Further Review: Kevin Hassett – Read More Here
(DailyMail) – NHS cuts 11,000 jobs as union threatens legal action over privatisation plans – Read More Here
(WSJ) – U.S. Employers Shed Jobs – Read More Here
(Reuters) – US Postal Service loses $3.5 bln in third quarter – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Fannie Mae Seeks $1.5 Billion From U.S. Treasury After 12th Straight Loss – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Video: Marc Faber on China’s Shark Loan Ponzi Finance – View Video Here
See Also: (CNBC) – Video: Marc Faber – Fed’s Printing Press to Create Final Crisis – View Video Here
(Fox) – Video: Judge Napolitano – Red State Tax Hikes – View Video Here
(Reuters) – Obama’s August Surprise Sounds Like Election Scam
Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Full article here
(Telegraph) – Reckless Europe beats reckless America at property bubbles
Once and for all, let us nail the lie that the global credit crisis was basically a US sub-prime property bubble that went wrong, and that Europe was merely an innocent bystander hit by shrapnel. Read More Here
(WSWS) – US jobless claims, bankruptcies rise
The barrage of grim US economic data continued Thursday with the Labor Department’s report that first-time claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 19,000 last week, bringing the total to 479,000, the most since April. Like virtually all of the recent US economic reports, the jobless claims figures were worse than analysts’ forecasts. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Crazy Economists Are Still Defending The Wall Street Bailout As The Recession Gets Worse
Economists are still spinning fairy tales so they can celebrate bank bailouts. Too bad everybody’s still broke and out of work. Read More Here
(IPS) – Rich Countries’ Farm Subsidies Benefiting Royals
Subsidies for agriculture in the industrialised countries of the world grew again in 2009, benefiting the largest companies and land owners, such as Prince Albert of Monaco and Queen Elizabeth of Britain.
The latest increase came despite repeated and consistent evidence that such subsidies contribute to the destruction of the livelihoods of poor farmers in developing countries, especially in Africa, and that they distort international trade. Read More Here
(TruthSeeker) – Record Cold Grips South America
“The last time something of this magnitude happened was 47 years ago”, said governor Costas. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Globalists Race To Enforce Criminal Carbon Tax
$100 Billion A Year Levy Is About Bankrolling Global Government And Lining The Pockets Of Con Artist Oil Men Soros, Strong and Gore, Has Nothing To Do With Saving The Environment Read More Here
(ComingDepression) – World Wide Layoffs Worsen As The Coming Depression Nears – Continue reading
(BuckshotSurvival) – The Land and Water Conservation Bill passed the House last Thursday and will be voted on in the Senate tomorrow or Thursday or Friday. At least that is Senator Reid’s intent. This bill authorizes expenditure of $900 MILLION A YEAR FOR 40 YEARS TO BUY, BY SALE OR CONDEMNATION, PRIVATE PROPERTY AND PUT IT UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL. The sponsors are trying to convince off road operators that this is to create recreation areas on private lands converted to government use. Only a few drawbacks: the bill also expands the Endangered Species Act to include and protect ALL SPECIES, NATIVE AND NONNATIVE WHETHER THEY ARE ENDANGERED, THREATENED, OR NOT. Continue reading