BP Oil Volcano’s

(Business&MediaInstitute) – Washington Post Exposes BP ties to Eco-Groups, Other Media Ignore Controversy

British Petroleum’s (BP) reputation has been marred by the April oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill which is still gushing more than 40 days later. But according to The Washington Post, the reputation of some left-wing environmental groups has also been polluted by the incident. Read More Here

(NYDaily) – Sickness, lawsuits surge as BP workers fall ill while cleaning up Gulf oil spill

They were hired to help save the gulf. Now sick fishermen say they need saving.

Workers hired by the oil giant BP as cleanup help have been hospitalized in increasing numbers with high blood pressure, nausea and pounding headaches. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Physics professor: Oil leak could last for years

If this seventh attempt fails, the next option will be to wait on one of two relief wells to intercept and block the original well. This is considered the best hope for permanently stopping the flow, but those wells won’t be in place until August at the soonest. Some predict that it could take until Christmas.

But Kaku thinks that even those predictions could be too optimistic. Read More Here

(MikeRuppert) – DEEPWATER HORIZON WILL BE THE END OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Obama Administration today opened a criminal investigation into all the events before, during and since the April 20th explosion that triggered the largest environmental catastrophe in human history. (If it’s not now, it will be.) — This investigation is going to end badly for everybody. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Video: Stewart to Obama – ‘Get back to the motherf**king spill’

President Barack Obama finally made it to the Gulf coast to see effects of the BP oil leak Friday but that wasn’t soon enough for Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host returned from a two-week vacation and blasted the president and the oil company for failing to plug the leak while he was away. View More Here

(Fungi) – PAUL STAMETS’ STATEMENT ON MYCOREMEDIATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO OIL SPILLS

While we will need a wide array of efforts to address this complex problem, mycoremediation is a valuable component in our toolset of solutions. Mycoremediation has demonstrated positive results, verified by scientists in many countries. However, there is more oil spilled than there is currently mycelium available. Much more mycelium is needed and, fortunately, we know how to generate it.

Here is what we know about mycoremediation, based on tests conducted by myself, my colleagues and other researchers who have published their results. (See attached references.) Read More Here

(TedTalks) – Video: Paul Stamets – 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium — and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. Continue reading

Russia Attack: Will Media Propagandists Now Push for Naked Body Scanners?

(PaulWatson) – Considering the swiftness with which paid propagandists for full body scanners exploited the staged Christmas Day bombing attempt, don’t expect to wait too long before today tragic events in Moscow are pillaged and used to scare people into accepting whatever draconian measures are next in the pipeline. Continue reading

Internet helped Flight 253 suspect radicalize, attack plane ‘within weeks’

(TheHill) – The Internet allowed extremists to contact, recruit, train and equip the suspect responsible for the attempted Flight 253 bombing on Christmas Day “within weeks,” a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Wednesday. Continue reading

MSM: Senate Health Care Bill Dead on Arrival, Pro-Life House Democrats Say

(FoxNews) – The health care reform bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve appears to be dead on arrival in the House, as seven anti-abortion Democrats intend to join the ranks of lawmakers who plan to vote against the legislation, Fox News has confirmed. Continue reading

A Detention Bill You Ought to Read More Carefully

(TheAtlantic) – Why is the national security community treating the “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010,” introduced by Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Thursday as a standard proposal, as a simple response to the administration’s choices in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt? A close reading of the bill suggests it would allow the U.S. military to detain U.S. citizens without trial indefinitely in the U.S. based on suspected activity. Read the bill here, and then read the summarized points after the jump. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones on Geraldo – Media sought to demonize 9/11 truth with Pentagon incident link

(Fox) – Alex Jones exposes key information about the Pentagon shooting and the Christmas Day Bombing during a live segment with Geraldo Rivera on FOX News this Saturday. Geraldo asks if the Pentagon shooting incident “will stick to the 9/11 Truther people”, almost as if someone had intended a smear. Alex responds in anger about why the media moved so quickly in attempt to demonize 9/11 Truthers– who broadly include, polls show, a majority of Americans and 6 out of 10 9/11 Commissioners who question the official story. Continue reading

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

Mossad orchestrated Christmas Day bomb plot

(PressTV) – The Nigerian terrorist suspect accused of attempting to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day had been arranged by the Israeli-owned ‘International Consultants on Targeted Security’ to perform a “walk around” without a passport in Amsterdam. Continue reading

MSM: December Retail Sales Drop .3 Percent, 2009 Sales See Biggest Drop In 27 Years

(Reuters) – U.S. consumers curbed their Christmas spending in December and more people filed claims for jobless benefits last week, casting fresh doubts on whether the economic recovery can last once government support fades. Continue reading

Answering Helen Thomas on Why They Want to Harm Us – Ray McGovern

Thank God for Helen Thomas, the only person to show any courage at the White House press briefing after President Barack Obama gave a flaccid account of the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day. Continue reading

TSA funding airport mind-reading scanners

(RawStory) – Amid the media furor over the attempted Christmas Day attacks and a renewed political focus on enhancing airport security, attention is turning to a technological advancement that will have civil rights activists — or, for that matter, anyone with a secret –seriously worried: Mind-reading machines. Continue reading

Body Scanner News

(Washington) – Obama orders $1B spent on airport body scanners

President Obama yesterday ordered intelligence agencies to streamline how terrorism threats are pursued and analyzed, saying the government has to respond aggressively to the failures that allowed a Nigerian man to ignite an explosive on a jetliner on Christmas Day. Read More Here

(Fox) – Fmr. CEO of American Airlines Calls Full-Body Scanners in Airports a ‘Waste of Resources’

This is a rush transcript from “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” January 6, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Read More Here

AAPA warns against use of full body scanners

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has warned against regulators over reacting in the wake of the recent terrorist attempt on a Delta Air Lines passenger aircraft bound for the USA. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Inverted Body Scanner Image Shows Naked Body In Full Living Color

The full body scanners that President Obama last night authorized to be rolled out in airports across the country at a cost of over $1 billion dollars not only produce detailed pictures of your genitals, but once inverted some of those images also display your naked body in full living color. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Now Mobile Devices Will Scan Your Naked Body On The Streets

Naked body scanners are being readied to go mobile and scan you on the street, at football games and any other event where masses of people are congregated, according to a leaked paper written by Dutch authorities. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Israeli Proposes Absurd Mind Reading Technology at Airports

Not only does the government want to see your naked body in full, living color, they also want to read your mind. “A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind,” reports the Associated Press. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Mind Reading Machines: The Next Step If We Accept Naked Body Scanners

Two weeks later the U.S. government ordered the Department of Homeland Security Department to acquire $1 billion in advanced-technology equipment, including naked imaging body scanners, for screening passengers at airports, pushing all foreign governments to do the same. Read More Here

(TheRegister) – Trouser-bomb clown attacks – how much should we laugh?

As the smoke clears following the case of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the failed Christmas Day “underpants bomber” of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 fame, there are just three simple points for us Westerners to take away. Read More Here

The Great Airport Scanner Scam

Scan, baby, scan. That’s the mantra among politicians at all levels in the wake of the thwarted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet. According to conventional wisdom, the would-be “underwear bomber” could have been stopped by airport security if he’d been put through a full-body scanner, which would have revealed the cache of explosives attached to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s groin. Read More Here

Bomb Plot with a Yemeni Connection: A Christmas Gift for US War Plans

Washington’s blame game over the lapse of security that enabled a young Nigerian man to nearly set off explosives as an aircraft prepared to land in Detroit raises suspicions over how and why the incident happened. Continue reading

The Strange Case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Despite some $40 billion dollars spent by the American people on airline security since 2001, allegedly to thwart attacks on the heimat, the botched attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bring down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 over Detroit on Christmas Day was foiled, not by a bloated counterterrorist bureaucracy, but by the passengers themselves. Continue reading

MSM: Chertoff Linked to Body Scanner Manufacturer

(BostonGlobe) –  WASHINGTON – Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports. Continue reading

Video: The Next False Flag: An Attack On the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

(KurtNimmo) – Earlier today, the Daily Telegraph reported that a truck of explosives and weapons managed to slip past a surveillance operation in Sana’a, Yemen. Continue reading

U.S. Customs: Second person handcuffed on Christmas Day was on Flight 253, after all

FLASHBACK: Officials Claim Second Man Unrelated To Christmas Attack
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says that a man who was handcuffed and questioned by authorities on Christmas Day was a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 — just days after saying that person arrived to Detroit aboard a different flight. Continue reading

Video: Underwear Bomber False Flag to be Exploited to Renew Draconian Patriot Act

Prior to the underwear bomber incident on Christmas, the House of Representatives tabled legislation to “reform” the Constitution nullifying Patriot Act. On December 16, nine days before the patsy Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was delivered to the airport in Amsterdam by his handler, Congress decided to shuffle the law off into the New Year. Continue reading

The Road Ahead – Another year of debunking the War Party’s lies

(AntiWar) – You’ll have to pardon me if I utter a long, drawn-out sigh, but the prospect of facing yet another year of phonycrises,” official fabrications, and Obama-esque double-talk is daunting, to say the least. My task, as I see it, is to unpack the hyperbole, debunk the hysterics, and give my readers a clear-headed and fact-based analysis of what in the world our rulers are up to. It’s more than a fulltime job, and the holidays provide no respite: indeed, it’s starting early this year, and, nose to the grindstone, I’m on their case …. Continue reading

Plane Bomber News

(AntiWar) – Next Stop: Yemen

The abortive efforts of the “panty-bomber” have inspired the War Party to focus on a new front in our ongoing and seemingly permanent “war on terrorism”: Yemen, a godforsaken outpost of medievalism and sun-scorched desert on the northern shores of the Red Sea, is now taking center stage as al-Qaeda’s latest purported stronghold. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Dutch probe claims of Nigerian bomber accomplice

Dutch military police are investigating the possibility that an accomplice may have helped the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, a spokesman said on Monday. Read More Here

(NYDaily) – Michigan couple claims it saw Nigerian terror suspect trying to board Flight 253 without a passport

A Michigan couple on the Detroit-bound flight that was almost blown up Christmas Day say they saw the Nigerian terror suspect trying to board without a passport. Read More Here

(Guardian) – US plots retaliatory strikes against al-Qaida in Yemen over plane bomber

The US is planning retaliatory strikes in Yemen against al-Qaida over its attempt to blow up a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day. Guardian

(Times) – Al-Qaeda ‘groomed Abdulmutallab in London’

The Christmas Day airline bomb plot suspect organised a conference under the banner “War on Terror Week” as he immersed himself in radical politics while a student in London, The Times has learnt. Read More Here

(PrisonPlanet) – Exclusive: FBI Silent On Plane Bomber’s Accomplice

Flight 253 eyewitness Kurt Haskell has astoundingly revealed how the FBI are deliberately hiding the existence of a second man who was arrested following the Christmas Day plane bombing incident after bomb-sniffing dogs detected a possible second explosive device in his luggage. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Officials Admit Second Man Detained As More Witnesses Emerge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have admitted that a second man possibly carrying explosives was detained after last week’s aborted plane bombing attack, contradicting initial statements by the FBI that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was the only person arrested or charged in relation to Friday’s foiled attack. Read More Here

Detroit Airliner Terror Incident – A Convenience Theory

I am not one that sees conspiracies everywhere, but I do like a good Convenience Theory. Like the one that is coming together out of the botched terror attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up an airliner in Detroit just as it was arriving. Read More Here

Neocon Gingrich Demands Muslims Be Profiled as Terrorists

(KurtNimmo) – Newt Gingrich said in a twitter the other day that the government needs to begin profiling people in response to the staged Christmas day underwear non-bombing. “We need a new policy of systematically going after terrorists that involves explicit profiling and explicit discrimination for behavior,” said the prominent neocon. “It is time to go to profiling of dangerous people.” Continue reading

Israel Rules – Paul Craig Roberts

On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. “There’s only one way to stop Iran,” declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is “military air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.” Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul Says Agenda Behind Bombing Incident Is More War, More Attacks On Liberty

(PaulWatson) – Congressman Ron Paul fears that the agenda behind the Flight 253 bombing incident is to expand the war on terror into Yemen while stripping Americans of more liberties, warning that it’s time people woke up and realized that the government cannot guarantee their safety. Continue reading

Video: Corporate Media Steps Up al-Qaeda in Yemen Propaganda

Infamous and documented CIA fabrication takes responsibility for the absurd Christmas day terror attack attempt. Continue reading

History Repeats the Same Old Lies

Queen Elizabeth II thanked British servicemen and women in her annual Christmas address but behind her thanks lies depths of profound cynicism. Continue reading

MLK: A Christmas Sermon On Peace

Dr. King first delivered this sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor. On Christmas Eve, 1967, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired this sermon as part of the seventh annual Massey Lectures.

Peace on Earth…

This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without. Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night. Our world is sick with war; everywhere we turn we see its ominous possibilities. And yet, my friends, the Christmas hope for peace and good will toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we don’t have good will toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power. Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force, but the very destructive power of modern weapons of warfare eliminates even the possibility that war may any longer serve as a negative good. And so, if we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has a right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war?and so let us this morning explore the conditions for peace. Let us this morning think anew on the meaning of that Christmas hope: “Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men.” And as we explore these conditions, I would like to suggest that modern man really go all out to study the meaning of nonviolence, its philosophy and its strategy. Continue reading

In Nightmares Begin Responsibilities – Why War Will Take No Holiday in 2010

Excuse the gloom in the holiday season, but I feel like we’re all locked inside a malign version of the movie Groundhog Day. You remember, the one in which the characters are forced to relive the same 24 hours endlessly.  Put more personally, TomDispatch started in November 2001 as an email to friends in response to the first moments of our latest Afghan War.  More than eight years later… well, you know the story. Continue reading

Arrow drivers wake to nightmare before Christmas

On Tuesday, as many as 1,400 truck drivers for Arrow Trucking Co., based out of Tulsa, OK, have been frantically trying to figure out their next moves as the company unexpectedly announced it was “suspending all operations” that day. Continue reading

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(JimDemint) – Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality

Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) and John Ensign (R-Nevada), raised a Constitutional Point of Order on the Senate floor against the Democrat health care takeover bill on behalf of the Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators. The Senate will vote tomorrow on the bill’s constitutionality. Read More Here

(Heritage) – Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating

After the Democrats cleared the second of three 60 vote hurdles last night, Republicans ceded enough debate time back to the majority so that passage of Obamacare through the Senate will take place n Christmas Eve at 8 AM. Conservatives have every right to be disappointed that Senate Republicans did not force the maximum amount of debate possible. But they can take heart in a key point of order that will be voted on later today. Sponsored by Sens. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and John Ensign (R-NV), that vote will lay the groundwork for the possible legal dismantling of Obama’s health program. Read More Here

Obamacare To Cost Middle Class Families $15,000 A Year

(PaulWatson) – Families struggling in the midst of a deep recession who earn a combined total greater than $88,200 and don’t have their health care covered by their employer will be hit with a mandatory annual fee of about $15,000 according to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the final Senate Obamacare bill. Continue reading

Video: Rage Against the Machine Winning Christmas Chart Battle

The race for the Christmas number one officially kicked off Sunday night (Dec. 13) when ‘X Factor’ contestant Joe McElderry beat Olly Murs to win this year’s edition of the talent contest. Yet despite Simon Cowell‘s plans to install the 18-year-old at the peak of this year’s Yuletide charts with his cover of Miley Cyrus‘ ‘The Climb,’ Rage Against The Machine‘s ‘Killing in the Name Of’ is currently occupying the top slot in both the HMV and iTunes download charts. Continue reading

Obama orders 30-35,000 more troops for Afghanistan, surge to begin by Christmas

(RawStory) – After months of debate, President Barack Obama will spell out a costly Afghanistan war expansion to a skeptical public Tuesday night, coupling an infusion of as many as 35,000 more troops with a vow that there will be no endless U.S. commitment. His first orders have already been made: at least one group of Marines who will be in place by Christmas. Continue reading

What festive cheer will the West bring to the Holy Land this Christmas?

Stuart Littlewood views the weasel words of Britain’s politicians who pretend to care for the Gaza Strip’s civilian population while supporting Israel’s criminal, genocidal policies, and the rank hypocrisy of its churchmen whose silence over the plight of the Strip’s Christian and Muslim communities speaks volumes about their lack of principles. Continue reading

MSM: The Christmas credit crunch – Greedy finance firms push interest rate towards 40%

(DailyMail) – The move by Capital One means some customers will be paying almost 40 per cent interest on their Christmas gifts and January sale purchases unless they clear the balance on their cards. Continue reading

Canadian Health Minister Wants 100% Of Population H1N1 Vaccinated

Goal is to get everyone to take the jab before Christmas
Despite national polls indicating that only one third of Canadians intend to get the H1N1 flu vaccine, a Federal Health Minister says it is the government’s goal to vaccinate 100% of the population. Continue reading

Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister: Iran Strike by Christmas

Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh stated in an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times that if sanctions against Iran are not in place by Christmas, Israel may attack Iran on its own. “If no crippling sanctions are introduced by Christmas, Israel will strike,” he said. “If we are left alone, we will act alone. Continue reading

Military to Deploy on U.S. Soil to “Assist” with Pandemic Outbreak

(NaturalNews) – Until now, what I’m about to tell you would have been easily dismissed as a conspiracy theory. It’s the kind of story that you might expect from some extreme fringe blogger… the kind of story that never appears in the mainstream media. Only today, it did. And it’s not a conspiracy theory, either. Continue reading