(Infowars) – Via news outlet the Global Times, the Chinese State laments the “issue of unauthorized births” in light of the UN’s stated goal of “efficient population control.”
The UN’s World population Day, July 11, was originally set up in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programma to “raise awareness of global population issues.”
“The theme of this year’s 21st World Population Day”, mentions the article, “is “Everyone Counts”, and the activities in China will focus on the 2010 population census and emphasize the right to life.”
“In China”, the article goes on to say, “the issue of unauthorized births is at the forefront of its efforts to control the growth of its population as it undermines the country’s family planning policy, or “one-child policy”, which was implemented in 1980.” Continue reading →
(MercuryNews) – Defeat of jobs bill in Senate costly to California
Hundreds of thousands of jobless residents will see their unemployment checks cut off. The deficit-plagued state budget stands to lose billions of desperately needed dollars. And a tax credit for research and development, long prized by the tech industry, appears to be on life support. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Ben Bernanke needs fresh monetary blitz as US recovery falters
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is waging an epochal battle behind the scenes for control of US monetary policy, struggling to overcome resistance from regional Fed hawks for further possible stimulus to prevent a deflationary spiral. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Mission Accomplished:The Reagan Occupation and the Destruction of the American Middle Class – Read More Here
(WeAreChange) – We are Change Plans End the Fed protest on Independence Day
We Are Change groups from MD, VA and DC have joined togeather to hold an End The Fed protest in Washington DC in honor of Independence Day. The event will be on Saturday, July 3rd and the permits are already in. Read More Here
(KDVRDenver) – Bank of America, Freddie Mac Sell Homes Without Notice – Read More Here
(USAToday) – Obama Gets “Financial Reform” Bill as He Heads for G20
“We are poised to pass the toughest financial reform since the ones we created in the aftermath of the Great Depression,” Obama said at the White House as he prepared to leave for the G-20 summit in Canada. Read More Here
(WPost) – New Financial Overhaul Gives Government Broad New Powers To Seize Financial Firms – Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – These 8 Members Of Congress Are Under Investigation For Fundraising During The Financial Reform Debate – Read More Here
(FoxNews) – Senate Republicans Defeat Jobless Aid Measure Over Deficit Fears
The Senate has failed to reach an agreement to extend weekly jobless benefits, leaving more than a million out-of-work Americans without an unemployment check by week’s end.
The 57-41 loss was a major blow for President Obama and Democrats. They needed three more votes — for a total of 60 — to stop a GOP filibuster. Read More Here
(TampaBay) – Pinellas to lay off 211 county workers
The layoffs run through virtually every department, affecting everything from parks and street repairs to customer service and health care. Read More Here
(InTheseTimes) – The legacy of slavery in America is inextricably bound with the history of the nation. And the State Department has finally acknowledged that, even today, people continue to be bought and sold as property.
The 2010 Trafficking in Persons report, a global review of human trafficking and civic and legal responses to it, for the first time ranks the United States among the nations that harbor modern-day slavery. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – I have grown weary of the war-lovers taking over every holiday and exploiting them for their own deadly ambitions. Turning July 4th into a celebration of militaristic statism (see the old Bing Crosby musical Holiday Inn) was bad enough. But then seeing a Santa Claus in a flag-draped Uncle Sam suit on a Christmas card a couple years ago was simply too much.
Memorial Day is one holiday on which I often hold an “Anti-War Film Festival,” inviting a few friends – who, being friends of mine, have no need to be reminded of the evils of warfare – to watch what I consider the best of the films that bring war into disrepute. Instead of going out to a cemetery to join an “honor guard” gang to play taps and fire their rifles to celebrate the deaths of victims of warfare, I suggest such an anti-war film festival for your own consideration. Continue reading →
A well-informed patriot discusses the California water crisis in the San Joaquin Valley at the Atascadero Tea Party, which was held on “tax day,” April 15, 2010.
Also featured in the video, are Congressman Devin Nunes, R-CA21 — who has been fighting to restore water to the farms in his district — and Congressman Tom McClintock R-CA4, who has been assisting in that fight in his capacity as a member of the House Water and Power subcommittee. Continue reading →
(AntiWar) – Deputy PM: Israel ‘Primed’ for War With Iran
Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and former military chief Moshe Ya’alon today announced that Israel’s air force was “primed” for a war against Iran, and said that the nation also had the capability to attack Gaza, Lebanon, and fight a conventional war against Syria. Read More Here
(AmericanEveryman) – The Fake “Global War on Terror” in a Nutshell
You want to go to war with Afghanistan to run the Trans Afghan Pipeline? Falsely claim the Taliban refused to give up al Qaeda…
You want to go to war with Iraq to get control of oil fields? Falsely claim Saddam is helping fund al Qaeda… Read More Here
(Lataan) – Is The U.s. Preparing to Escalate Their War in Pakistan?
Much Western media attention has been devoted to the Saturday, 1 May, failed bombing attempt in New York’s Times Square. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Clinton: Pakistan Officials ‘Harboring’ Bin Laden
In perhaps the clearest signal yet that tensions between the US and Pakistan are on the rise, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused unnamed parties in Pakistan’s government of harboring al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israeli Hypocrisy: Talking Peace While Preparing for War and Institutionalizing Dire Conditions in Gaza – Read More Here
(TomDispatch) – Afghan Escalation Funding – More War, Fewer Jobs, Poor Excuses – David Swanson
Isn’t it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
Early in 2009, President Barack Obama escalated the war in Afghanistan with 21,000 “combat” troops, 13,000 “support” troops, and at least 5,000 mercenaries, without any serious debate in Congress or the corporate media. The President sent the first 17,000 troops prior to developing any plan for Afghanistan, leaving the impression that escalation was, somehow, an end in itself. Certainly it didn’t accomplish anything else, a conclusion evident in downbeat reports on the Afghan war situation issued this month by both the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon. Read More Here
(SydneyMorningHerald) – Allawi warns of sectarian war
Iyad Allawi, the former prime minister who scored a surprise win in the recent general election, has warned that Iraq risks descending into a new sectarian war. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Times Square Fizzle Non-bombing Provides Excuse to Launch Drones in Pakistan – Read More Here
(Reuters) – U.S. missiles kill at least 24 in Pakistan
U.S. drone aircraft killed at least 24 suspected militants in two attacks on Tuesday in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, a major al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary, Pakistani security officials said. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran says it warned off U.S. plane near manoeuvres
Iran’s military warned off a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft trying to approach Iranian naval manoeuvres, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The incident involving the two old foes happened on Monday, the semi-official news agency quoted the armed forces chief as saying. Read More Here
(FireDogLake) – Video: Afghan Mothers Face Worst Conditions in the World
Each year Save the Children publishes a report for Mother’s Day on the state of women and children in countries around the world. It’s a valuable and sobering view that may surprise many. Norway led in conditions this year, the US comes in at 28th – and Afghanistan is at the very bottom of the list, even compared to other “least developed” nations.
The easy answer: George W. Bush. But that’s too easy. It’s highly unlikely the President of the United States got up there and knowingly fibbed about the existence of weapons that would surely not be found. No doubt he fully expected the evidence to turn up, verifying what he and other members of his administration had been saying all along: that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction capable of posing a regional threat. Read More Here
Rats in Wolves Clothing – Narco Nexus May Be Managing Terror War – Gordon Duff
Tens of thousands will die from this harvest of death. Who profits and why is it necessary for chaos to continue for the money to flow? Read More Here
(PressTV) – US, Israel hold war game in Germany
The United States and Israel have staged a joint aerial war game in Germany, using live ammunition in their first such maneuver in the German soil. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US missiles kill 14 in NW Pakistan
Pakistani government has publicly condemned the drone attacks, saying they violate the country’s sovereignty, although there is a wide belief that US uses its Pakistani air bases to launch drone attacks against alleged militant strongholds. Read More Here
(KSFY) – Tomorrow begins a two day terrorism response drill that will be held here in the city of Sioux Falls.
The National Guard, Sioux Falls Fire and other first responders will be taking part, simulating a response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction.
If you think we’re safe because we’re in Sioux Falls, think about this: in 1995, before Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, one of his other targets had been the Sioux Falls Federal Building.
Sirens, soldiers and people in moon suits helping the sick and the dying. For the next two days, this is the grim scenario that will play out in Sioux Falls. The Times Square car bomb case seems a million miles away from here. Read entire article
It’s now likely that the actual amount of the oil spill dwarfs the Coast Guard’s figure of 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons, a day.
Independent scientists estimate that the renegade wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf could be spewing up to 25,000 barrels a day. If chokeholds on the riser pipe break down further, up to 50,000 barrels a day could be released, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration memo obtained by the Mobile, Ala., Press-Register.
(PressTV) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has ‘documented evidence’ that Washington and Israel are linked to leading terrorist organizations in the world. “We have documents that prove [Washington] is the root of world terrorism. It has been aiding and abetting extremist groups over the past years,” said President Ahmadinejad in a Saturday ceremony marking World Labor Day.Continue reading →
(LATimesBlog) – The Los Angeles Police are preparing for as many as 100,000 marchers to rally for immigration rights in downtown Los Angeles during the annual May Day event Saturday. View Video Here
(BizJournals) – Immigration law cutting into Hispanic hires
Local labor and employment attorneys say they are increasingly seeing the trend of businesses opting to not to hire Latinos or laying Hispanic workers off, even if they are U.S. citizens or have legal status. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Passions were ablaze at a Tax Day Tea Party event held on the steps of the old Florida Capitol, with protesters holding signs that read, “We vote with bullets,” “Fire Congress,” “9/11 was an Inside Job” and “Return to the Constitution.” Continue reading →
(RussiaToday) – China will remain committed to further talks aimed at resolving the Iran nuclear issue. So says the country’s Foreign Ministry following U.S. reports that Beijing is willing to back sanctions against Tehran. A veto-holding member of the Security Council, China backed three previous UN sanctions resolutions, but had been opposed to a fourth round hoping for a diplomatic settlement. To talk about what could lie ahead here is investigative journalist Webster Tarlpey. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – In a brazen effort to drum out rising Tea Party voices, Obama’s Coffee Party has scheduled a “National Coffee Party Day” to be held on March 13 around the country. “The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government,” the Coffee Party USA website explains. “We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.”Continue reading →
(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 →
(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 →
(PaulWatson) – The recent controversy surrounding Citibank’s advisory to its customers reserving the right to impose a 7 day restriction on withdrawals from their accounts is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the fractional reserve banking system and the FDIC’s shaky guarantee that it can insure deposits in the event of a bank run. Continue reading →
(LewRockwell) – Today, President’s Day, is the most ridiculous and anti-liberty holiday of the year. Americans are asked to revere the office of president today when they should be fearing it and opposing it with every fiber of their being. The U.S. presidency is by far the greatest threat to liberty for Americans today – far greater than terrorism. And by “fearing the presidency,” I don’t mean just the current president, Barack Obama. Continue reading →
(Examiner) – Presidents Day weekend includes honoring the birthday of Abraham Lincoln for most Americans. He is considered among the top writers in our world’s history for eloquent and powerful precision. He is revered by Republicans as the father of their political Party. His commitment to the nation “of the people, by the people, for the people” is revered by all. Read More Here
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 →
(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 →
(NYTimes) – Several Vermont political candidates want their state to call it quits with America.
In what organizers call the first statewide slate of pro-secession candidates, nine people under the Vermont Independence Day banner are planning to run for governor, lieutenant governor and seven seats in the state Senate. Continue reading →
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 →
On June 13, 2009, Robert Sapolsky, world renowned professor of neurology, neurological sciences, neurosurgery and biological sciences gave the class day lecture in association with commencement weekend 2009. Continue reading →
(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 →
(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
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 →
(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 →
(AntiWar) – You’ll have to pardon me if I utter a long, drawn-out sigh, but the prospect of facing yet another year of phony “crises,” officialfabrications, 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 →