Thursday, December 31, 2009

False Flag Crotch Bomber Patsy Paves Way For Empire's Yemen Bloodbath

Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen

"Five days after the unsuccessful attempt by a Nigerian student to set off a bomb aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet, US military and intelligence officials are said to be preparing expanded military action against targets in Yemen, the Arab country where the student allegedly received terrorist training and was equipped with an explosive device.
A series of US media reports suggest that new US-backed military attacks inside Yemen are imminent. Citing "two senior US officials," CNN reported: "The US and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets for a potential retaliation strike."

This can't be more sickeningly obvious. Aside from it's oil Yemen's position off the horn of Africa means it's choice real estate, and along with US activity in Somalia a foothold in Yemen would control the Red Sea.

Court: Wogs Are Subhuman

Fed Judge Gives Blackwater Huge New Year's Gift, Dismisses All Charges In Iraq Massacre

"A federal judge in Washington DC has given Erik Prince’s Blackwater mercenaries a huge New Year’s gift. Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down 14 innocent Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in September 2007. Judge Urbina’s order, issued late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve is a stunning blow for the Iraqi victims’ families and sends a clear message that US-funded mercenaries are above all systems of law—US and international."


Diligent Cops Bust Up Massive Drug Operation In Louisiana

Mother, son jailed on drug charges

"Marijuana growing in a local residence landed a mother and son behind bars.
Agents from the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office received information Tuesday afternoon that marijuana was being grown in a Summerlin Lane residence. The agents went to 1109 Summerlin Lane and spoke to Angela Hughes, 51. She gave officers consent to search the home and a box was found with a marijuana plant inside it. A light attached to the box was shining on the plant.
Hughes contacted her son, Ryan Morris, 18, via telephone and told him the officers were at the residence. Her statements led officers to believe she had prior knowledge of the marijuana being grown in the residence.
Hughes was placed under arrest and Morris came to the MPSO and turned himself in. The pair were charged with cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy to cultivate marijuana. They were both placed in the MPSO jail.
Working the case along with the MPSO was La. Probation and Parole."

In other law enforcement news:

Pansy-ass San Francisco court coddles criminals, constrains cops.

Taser ruling sets standards for police

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Be Very Afraid - "Al Qaeda" Is Out To Get You

This video is banned in Israel.

Northwest flight attack points up a growing menace: Al Qaeda in Yemen - L.A.Times

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"The Cautious Seldom Err" Confucius

Chinese car park has wider spaces for women drivers

"The Wanxiang-Tiancheng shopping centre women-only car park has bays that are three feet wider than normal and painted in a delicate pink and light purple colour scheme.

Female parking attendants have been employed to guide female drivers into their berths, which are also better lit than in the ordinary car park

And the tactful award goes to the manager:

"Wang Zheng, the manager of the facility, said that the design would appeal to women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Leaked Report: Military Knows It's Afghan Mission Is A Total Failure

And a total lie.

Twentieth Century's Copernican Moment

The universe became much bigger December 30, 1924

"1924: Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces that the spiral nebula Andromeda is actually a galaxy and that Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe."

What You Get When You Play On Astroturf

Majority Of Tea Party Group's Spending Went To GOP Firm That Created It

"The political action committee behind the Tea Party Express (TPE) -- which already has been slammed as inauthentic and corporate-controlled by rival factions in the Tea Party movement -- directed almost two thirds of its spending during a recent reporting period back to the Republican consulting firm that created the PAC in the first place.
Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB) spent around $1.33 million from July through November, according to
FEC filings examined by TPMmuckraker. Of that sum, a total of $857,122 went to Sacramento-based GOP political consulting firm Russo, Marsh, and Associates, or people associated with it.
OCDB, which built the Tea Party Express, is essentially a Russo, Marsh creation,
as we've detailed. The PAC's site was registered in July 2008 by Sal Russo, the firm's founder. That site also lists Russo as the PAC's "chief strategist." Tea Party Express fundraising emails, sent by OCDB and obtained by TPMmuckraker, come from another Russo, Marsh employee, Joe Wierzbicki."

What's interesting is that the manufacturers of last summer's outrage set the whole thing up an entire year earlier, before Obama became president.

Even Organic Food Websites Are Laughing

Nobody is buying the latest false flag "terror".

Pharmaceuticals are more dangerous to your health than terrorists' exploding underwear

"NaturalNews) As all of North America now seems to be focused on the issue of one terrorist wearing a pair of exploding underwear, I might as well comment on this latest bit of security theater that seems to have transfixed the nation. Pictures of the exploding underwear "bomb" have now surfaced on the 'net. You can view them at ABC News:
Here is exactly what the text on this page says (I'm not making this up, this is seriously true): (warning: Some of the content here is graphic, read at your own risk...)
"The first photo, to the left, shows the slightly charred and singed underpants with the bomb packet still in place."I don't know what you think, but if you did an underwear search of all the passengers flying these days, you'd probably find half of them are wearing underwear that's slightly charred and singed with the "bomb packet" still in place.
The gastrointestinal health of the general population is atrocious! And by the time you add in some airport food and in-flight processed food snacks, pretty much everyone on the airplane is setting off a little bomb packet by the time they get off the plane. (Why do you think everybody can't wait to get off in such a hurry?)
Processed food has turned us all into in-flight terrorists!Frankly, I'm not sure what's more of a threat to public health: Lousy airport security or the digestive effects of in-flight meals. But they both have one thing in common: Underwear...

How to explode your rectum without harming anyone nearby

The ABC News story mentioned above goes on to state that this terrorist's underwear was packing 80 grams of an explosive powder called PETN, which government tests have revealed can blow a (tiny) hole in the wall of an airplane.
This is all brilliant stuff, of course. Truly brilliant. This whole idea that underwear explosives might destroy an airplane all makes sense except for the fact that the terrorist's butt cheeks are in the way!
Had this explosive packet actually been set off, I can tell you exactly what would have happened: There would have been a really loud pop, immediately followed by in-flight pieces of exploding butt cheeks.
I'm not trying to be funny here. This is a true description of the way bombs work. They explode outward, destroying whatever is closest to them first. And this guy actually had this bomb wedged in between his butt cheeks. A sort of "wedgie bomb", if you will. A wedgie with a bang.
This is a serious discussion. There was an attempted assassination of a Middle Eastern prince that happened not long ago. It was even reported in the press. The assassin had somehow managed to shove explosives into his rectum -- I swear I'm not making this up -- and waltzed right through security with it. He then shuffled toward his target, fired off the bomb and subsequently blew his butt cheeks all over the room... without harming anyone else.
Brilliant, huh?
Think about it. In World War II films, you know how you always see brave soldiers throwing themselves on an enemy grenade to protect their squad buddies? That actually works because whoever is on top of the grenade absorbs the explosion. It's basic physics."

Media Whores Strut Their Stuff

They've gotten their marching orders. To convince us that the fascist agenda is what we should be paying sole attention to. Yemen the new dangerous breeding ground of "hating our freedoms". Notice how they categorize that weak governments are susceptible to outside threats. You're supposed to think that a nice, overbearing, freedom destroying fascist mob here will keep you from that nigger danger that all of a sudden, and oh so conveniently dominates the news.

Growing Al Qaeda Threat from Yemen - Beleaguered Arabian Nation Home to Sophisticated Branch of Terrorist Franchise; Like a Pre-9/11 Afghanistan

"Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is an increasingly powerful, increasingly dangerous organization, and it's operating beyond the control of Yemen's weak, beleaguered central government."

Israeli Terrorists Like To Announce Upcoming Murders

Israel Threatens Another Large-scale Gaza War 12/28/09

"Israel has threatened another massive war against the Gaza Strip as the impoverished enclave continues to suffer in the aftermath of the devastating January offensive. Israeli planes have been dropping thousands of leaflets across Gaza, warning Palestinians against cooperating with the resistance fighters based in the coastal sliver. The leaflets also threaten Gazans with a new attack just ahead of the first anniversary of Israel's 22-day onslaught against the Palestinian territory."

They dropped leaflets last time too and went on to slaughter 600 more people in Gaza.

Israel drops leaflets over Gaza warning of 'escalation' in violence 1/10/09

"The Israeli air force today dropped leaflets on the Gaza Strip warning residents that it plans to escalate its military offensive, now in its second week.
The army said it had dropped the flyers throughout Gaza and that the notices are meant as a "general warning".
The leaflet said Israel was about to begin a "new phase in the war on terror". It said Israel will "escalate" an operation that already has killed more than 800 Palestinians

Monday, December 28, 2009

"Al Qaeda" Again In Operation Over Oil Deposits

Cattle Prod News

Thug pisses in his pants with fear because of a man lying on the floor in a diabetic seizure.

Cop Went Wild With Taser, Diabetic Says

"A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, "inflicted ... while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated," the man claims in Chicago Federal Court.

Prospero Lassi says he suffered a diabetes-induced seizure at home on April 9. His roommate called 911, and police from LaGrange Park and Brookfield responded, with EMTs from LaGrange Park. Lassi says his roommate explained to police that he was having a diabetic seizure. Lassi "was not alert and could not move his body." When the EMTs asked the cops to help them move Lassi from where he was lying on the floor, Lassi says, one of his "arms flailed during his diabetes-induced seizure, striking one of the LaGrange and Brookfield defendants. At no time did Mr. Lassi intentionally strike or offensively touch any of the LaGrange or Brookfield defendants." Lassi says LaGrange Park Officer Darren Pedota responded by Tasering him 11 times, for nearly a minute, as he lay helpless. He was hospitalized for 5 days, and was unable to work for 3 months because of the attack, "and his quality of life has suffered substantially," Lassi says. "At no time did Mr. Lassi do anything to warrant the use of force against him. Mr. Lassi was never cited, arrested, or charged with any crime," according to the complaint.

He seeks punitive damages for battery, excessive force, and failure to intervene."

Faux Vs The Russians

Get set for commie bashing to make a comeback.


I watched James Cameron's Avatar online last night and considering I didn't have much expectation for the flick, I was pleasantly surprised.
Don't want to get into the story line, Ebert does a lot better job than I ever could.
Even though the pirated copy I saw (most first run movies that you can watch online get screen filmed in theaters, seems like mostly in Russia) lacked the 3D aspect and the picture was slightly condensed from letterbox, I thoroughly enjoyed it. They apparently threw a ton of money into this project and it shows. There was a lot of movie there and it was obvious that a proper viewing with the special effects on a big screen would be an awesome experience.
And I'd need to do that to say anything about the CGI and 3D aspect of Avatar, but will mention the representation of this alien world where the action takes place. You've got to hand it to the brilliant minds who brought such an imaginative place to life. Cameron and crew truly triumph in this - the alien flora and fauna are simply wonderful and we have to remember that they treaded a fine line there. Their intent was to invent an entire world's biosphere but they had to keep it realistic enough because one step too far along with the CGI and the project could have wound up as a laughable cartoon. Instead the avatar sequences felt beguilingly real and delightful.

If you want to see this lesser quality preview of the movie you can do so here. It's Megavideo, probably the most consistent quality and biggest screen with fewest ads for pirated movies, but if you aren't a paying subscriber the film will stop after 72 minutes. Just wait an hour and you can do another 72 minutes. Click through to start, then let it buffer for a while.

When Dictators Get What They Deserve

Twenty years ago the Romanian despot Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were executed on xmas day.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here's The Real Story On America's Unemployment

The end of "job" as we know it

"One of the ways we kid ourselves is calling our unemployment rate 10 percent. In government-speak that's the "U-3" number, which counts just current job seekers. What it doesn't count are "discouraged" workers, who have given up looking, and the "involuntarily part-time" or underemployed workers, who also can't find full-time work.
That's the "U-6" number, a more recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics metric. Today it's more than 17 percent, which means real unemployment is approaching one in five Americans. And, yes, that's a (post-Depression) record.
Growing evidence suggests that something far more fundamental than just another economic cycle may be going on. The modern office/factory-model job as we know it actually could be headed for extinction. Goodbye, permanent employment. Hello, contingent work, contractual employment and "composite" careers.
Many of us know people like my relative (by marriage) who's a part-time associate pastor who also delivers newspapers, does home remodeling and sells Melaleuca. It's a living -- in fact, he's been doing it for years by choice. We're also seeing more and more six-month and one-year contract jobs with employers who don't want to commit to workers beyond that. This may well be the shape of things to come.
William Bridges, the visionary executive development consultant and author who named this phenomenon "dejobbing," foresaw this years ago: "What is disappearing is not just a certain number of jobs -- or jobs in certain industries or jobs in some part of the country or even jobs in America as a whole. What is disappearing is the very thing itself, the job."

Good riddance. The entire concept of exploitive, punch clock toil for an hourly wage should disappear forever. It brought more misery and hopelessness than it's partner christianity and allowed a few soulless reptiles to control billions of people through fear and intimidation. And banks.
I guess it can all go back to Aristotles use value and exchange value. He distinguished economic acquisition into those two categories and the dominance of the latter, especially since the industrial revolution, completely corrupted the concept of exchanging work for dough. The sickness of collecting money as a goal in and of itself is an unnatural human activity, Aristotle maintained, and he warned it should be reined in as much as possible. Cheers to the old sage; he believed work to be a corrupt waste of time that would keep citizens from higher pursuits. Two dozen centuries ago he correctly saw it could be the means for social control and enslavement.

Message From Local Police

Firewalls Of Indifference

The Joys of Airstrikes and Anonymity

"Each time the U.S. bombs a new location in the Muslim world, the same pattern emerges. First, officials from the U.S. or allied governments run to their favorite media outlet to claim -- anonymously -- that some big, bad, notorious, "top" Al Qaeda leader "may have been" or "likely was" killed in the strike, and this constitutes a "stinging" or "devastating" blow against the Terrorist group. These compliant media outlets then sensationalistically trumpet that claim as the dominant theme of their "reporting" on the attack, drowning out every other issue.

As a result, and by design, there is never any debate or discussion over the propriety or wisdom of these strikes. After all, what sane, rational, Serious person would possibly question a bombing raid or missile strike that "likely" killed a murderous, top Al Qaeda fighter and struck a "devastating blow" to that group's operationg abilities? Having the story shaped this way also ensures that there is virtually no attention paid to the resulting civilian casualties (i.e., the slaughter of innocent people); most Americans, especially journalists, have been trained to ignore such deaths as nothing more than justifiable "collateral damage," especially when a murderous, top Al Qaeda fighter was killed by the bombs (besides, as Alan Dershowitz once explained, "civilians" in close enough proximity to a Top Terrorist themselves may very well bear some degree of culpability). The adolescent We-Got-the-Bad-Guy! headline also ensures there is no attention paid to the radicalizing effect of these civilian deaths and our attacks for that country and in the region.

Yet over and over and over, it turns out that these anonymous government assertions -- trumpeted by our mindless media -- are completely false. The Big Bad Guy allegedly killed in the strike ends up nowhere near the bombs and missiles. Sometimes, the very same Big Bad Guy can be used to justify different strikes over the course of many years (we know we said we killed him four times before, but this time we're pretty sure we got him), or he can turn up alive when it's time to re-trumpet the Al Qaeda threat (we said before we killed him in that devastating airstrike, but actually he's alive and more dangerous than ever!!). Just like the "we killed 30 extremists" claim or the "we got Al Qaeda's Number 3" boast, this is propaganda in its purest form, disseminated jointly by the U.S. Government and American media, and it happens over and over, compelling a rational person to conclude that it's clearly intentional by both parties."

Fascists Sieze On Ever-Changing Detroit Flight Stunt

Airlines: New rules keep passengers in seats

"WASHINGTON – Some airlines were telling passengers on Saturday that new government security regulations prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing
The regulations are a response to a suspected terrorism incident on Christmas Day.
Air Canada said in a statement that new rules imposed by the Transportation Security Administration limit on-board activities by passengers and crew in U.S. airspace. The airline said that during the final hour of flight passengers must remain seated. They won't be allowed access to carryon baggage or to have any items on their laps.
Flight attendants on some domestic flights are informing passengers of similar rules. Passengers on a flight from New York to Tampa Saturday morning were also told they must remain in their seats and couldn't have items in their laps, including laptops and pillows.
The TSA issued a security directive for U.S.-bound flights from overseas, according to a transportation security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.
The official said passengers traveling internationally could see increased security screening at gates and when they check their bags, as well as additional measures on flights such as stowing carryons and personal items before the plane lands.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement Saturday that passengers flying to the U.S. from overseas may notice extra security, but she said the measures "are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same thing everywhere."

Next up, the body cavity procedure:


International Flights: In Essence, Flying Jails

Corrupted Ziofascist Stooges Show Their True Colors

Aid convoy forbidden entry into Egypt

"December 27th - Over 500 people from 20 countries, in 250 vehicles loaded with Humanitarian Aid, are left stranded in Aqaba, Jordan, having been refused permission to enter Egypt. The Egyptian Government have placed 3 conditions on the convoy if it wants to enter Egypt.

1. We hand all our vehicles and aid over to UNRA.
2. We drive 500 miles back to Syria, and take a 24 hour ferry through the Suez Canal.
3. We ask Israel for permission to cross from Egypt to Gaza.

All 3 conditions have been flatly rejected by everyone on the convoy, as we want to cross into Gaza and hand our aid over to the Palestinians ourselves. For the 1st time, Egypt has now openly admitted that they are under control of Israel/US.

Today marks the 1st anniversary of the start of the 22 day massacre of over 1,400 people."

One Year On: Gaza Steadfast and Defiant amidst a World that has lost its Humanity


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Soma Is Here

Alcohol substitute that avoids drunkenness and hangovers in development

"The new substance could have the added bonus of being "switched off" instantaneously with a pill, to allow drinkers to drive home or return to work.
The synthetic alcohol, being developed from chemicals related to Valium, works like alcohol on nerves in the brain that provide a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.
But unlike alcohol its does not affect other parts of the brain that control mood swings and lead to addiction. It is also much easier to flush out of the body.
Finally because it is much more focused in its effects, it can also be switched off with an antidote, leaving the drinker immediately sober."
"Professor Nutt believes that the new drug, which would need licensing, could have a dramatic effect on society and improve the nation's health."

"I don't understand anything," she said with decision, determined to preserve her incomprehension intact. "Nothing. Least of all," she continued in another tone "why you don't take soma when you have these dreadful ideas of yours. You'd forget all about them. And instead of feeling miserable, you'd be jolly. So jolly."

Brave New World

Our Little Gut Buddies Are In Trouble

Bugs Inside: What Happens When the Microbes That Keep Us Healthy Disappear?

"Bacteria, viruses and fungi have been primarily cast as the villains in the battle for better human health. But a growing community of researchers is sounding the warning that many of these microscopic guests are really ancient allies.
Having evolved along with the human species, most of the miniscule beasties that live in and on us are actually helping to keep us healthy, just as our well-being promotes theirs. In fact, some researchers think of our bodies as superorganisms, rather than one organism teeming with hordes of subordinate invertebrates.
The human body has some 10 trillion human cells—but 10 times that number of microbial cells. So what happens when such an important part of our bodies goes missing?
With rapid changes in sanitation, medicine and lifestyle in the past century, some of these indigenous species are facing decline, displacement and possibly even extinction. In many of the world's larger ecosystems, scientists can predict what might happen when one of the central species is lost, but in the human microbial environment—which is still largely uncharacterized—most of these rapid changes are not yet understood. "This is the next frontier and has real significance for human health, public health and medicine," says Betsy Foxman, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan (U.M.) School of Public Health in Ann Arbor.
Meanwhile, each new generation in developed countries comes into the world with fewer of these native populations. "They're actually missing some component of their microbiota that they've evolved to have," Foxman says."

I'm always on the lookout for reasons why human beings are mutating. Ever since I first saw pictures and movies of people from past generations I've been fascinated as to why we actually are starting to look like a different species, especially in western developed societies.

If you study people from say, WW2 and beyond, they appear to be proportioned much differently than people today. Diet's a big factor of course. More protein means bigger builds. I believe our foods have lost most of their nutritional value and consequently we tend to compensate by eating more to get the nourishment our bodies need. Dairy products and junk food add bulk older generations never saw.

But there's much more. Every day we're swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation from an increasing number of sources. The environment is far more toxic than just a few decades ago. And along with the super antibiotics this article mentions, all these things could be killing off the microorganisms that humans evolved with for millions of years. The soupy garden in our gut is changing; we're morphing into different creatures.

However there's one little hitchhiker I won't miss.


Demodex folliculorum, itsy bitsy mites with stumpy little claws that live in your pores and hair follicles, on the nose, forehead, cheek, and chin, and most of the time in the roots of your eyelashes. During the day they spend their time upside down feeding on oils in hair follicles, like these three:


At night they come out to crawl around your face and mate.
Sweet dreams.

Russia To Claim Magnetic North

North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux

"Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core, new research says.
The core is too deep for scientists to directly detect its magnetic field. But researchers can infer the field's movements by tracking how Earth's magnetic field has been changing at the surface and in space.

Now, newly analyzed data suggest that there's a region of rapidly changing magnetism on the core's surface, possibly being created by a mysterious "plume" of magnetism arising from deeper in the core.
And it's this region that could be pulling the magnetic pole away from its long-time location in northern Canada, said Arnaud Chulliat, a geophysicist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in France.
Finding North
Magnetic north, which is the place where compass needles actually point, is near but not exactly in the same place as the geographic North Pole. Right now, magnetic north is close to Canada's Ellesmere Island.
Navigators have used magnetic north for centuries to orient themselves when they're far from recognizable landmarks.
Although global positioning systems have largely replaced such traditional techniques, many people still find compasses useful for getting around underwater and underground where GPS satellites can't communicate.
The magnetic north pole had moved little from the time scientists first located it in 1831. Then in 1904, the pole began shifting northeastward at a steady pace of about 9 miles (15 kilometers) a year.
In 1989 it sped up again, and in 2007 scientists confirmed that the pole is now galloping toward Siberia at 34 to 37 miles (55 to 60 kilometers) a year."

Those Airport Scanners Are Sensitive

From "Total Recall", twenty years ago:

Jet Bomber Story Just Plane Stupid

Sometimes the propaganda shenanigans are just so obviously manufactured that it's embarrassing to watch. I mean, we pay these circle jerks big bucks to make things up to justify their crimes and this is how much they think of us?
Can't they put more effort in their staged contrivances? As soon as I saw they were going to call their latest bogeymen "Al Qaeda in Yemen" and used this clumsy Xmas commotion it was facepalm time. I'll cut them some slack and assume blundering stunts go awry, like "let me blow my nuts off" underwear boy here, and they have to struggle to make the most of what they've done. But Jeebus tell your operatives in the media to back off if the operation goes south you putzes, and get a clue about the heavy handed and plainly obvious "Al Qaeda in fill in the blank."

Investigators: Northwest Bomb Plot Planned by al Qaeda in Yemen

"The plot to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit was organized and launched by al Qaeda leaders in Yemen who apparently sewed bomb materials into the suspect's underwear before sending him on his mission, federal authorities tell ABC News.
Investigators say the suspect had more than 80 grams of PETN, a compound related to nitro-glycerin used by the military. The so-called shoe bomber, Richard Reid, had only about 50 grams kin his failed attempt in 2001 to blow up a U.S.-bound jet. Yesterday's bomb failed because the detonator may have been too small or was not in "proper contact" with the explosive material, investigators told ABC News.
Investigators say the suspect, Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian student whose birthday was last Tuesday, has provided detailed information about his recruitment and training for what was supposed to be a Christmas Day suicide attack."

added - Instant Karma: New US War Target Gets Its Own Terror Icon

"Wow, that didn't take long at all. Scant days after the American war machine took the cloaking device off its direct military involvement in Yemen, we have an alleged attempted terrorist attack by an alleged attempted terrorist who, just scant hours after his capture, has allegedly confessed to getting his alleged attempted terrorist material from ... wait for it ... Yemen!
Yemen-trained terrorists on the loose in American airplanes! At Christmas! Great googily moogily! It's a good thing our boys are on the case over there right now, pounding the holy hell outta some of them Al Qaeder ragheads! And to think, a few pipsqueaky fifth columnists had been starting to wonder why we were killing dozens of innocent civilians on behalf of an authoritarian regime embroiled in a three-way civil war on the other side of the world.
Well, now they have their answer, by God! Alleged attempted terrorists allegedly trained in Yemen! What else do you need -- a freaking warrant or something? We would obviously be justified in nuking that desert hell-hole and everybody in it! Just think of it -- some guy with some kind of something on an airplane, right there in the Heartland! You gonna stand for that? Exterminate the brutes!"

Friday, December 25, 2009

Super Geek Celebrates Xmas With Homemade Robot Girlfriend

Inventor spends Christmas with his perfect woman - a £30,000 custom-made fembot

"Inventor Le Trung spent Christmas Day with the most important woman in his life - his robot Aiko.
The science genius enjoyed a festive dinner with his mum, dad and his £30,000 fembot which he designed and built by hand.
Le, 34, from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, even bought gifts for his dream girl, who is so lifelike she speaks fluent English and Japanese, helped cook the turkey and hang up decorations.
'Aiko is like any woman, she enjoys getting new clothes,' he said.
'I loved buying them for her too.'

Le, who built his first robot when he was four, has dedicated his life to creating the perfect humanoid and his success so far with Aiko has won him worldwide attention.
Aiko, whose name is Japanese for 'love-child' has an amazing artificial intelligence and can speak 13,000 different sentences in two languages
'Aiko can recognise faces and says hello to anyone she has met,' he said.
'She helps me pick what to have for dinner and knows what drinks I like.'
After Christmas dinner and opening her presents, Aiko joined in the festive tradition of quizzes and board games with the family.

Le has built up huge debts working on his fembot and is still trying to find a technology company to sponsor his research.
But in the meantime he has had to move back in with his parents and they will all be spending the festive period and New Year together.
'My family found it a bit odd at first, but now they all love Aiko,' said Le.
'My mum and dad chat away to her. It helps by talking to her, as it improves her vocabulary.'
Le suffered a heart attack two years ago caused by stress after working long hours on Aiko.
As he recovered he vowed to complete her so he could market the prototype as a home-help for the elderly or people recovering from hospital treatment.
Le has made his fembot as womanly as possible, in order to make a human-like companion.
Aiko, whose age is 'in her early 20's', is 5ft tall and has a perfect 32, 23, 33 figure.
She has real silicone skin and a real-hair wig made by a Japanese doll company. Her touch sensitive body knows the difference between being stroked gently or tickled.
'Like a real female she will react to being touched in certain ways,'said Le.
'If you grab or squeeze too hard she will try to slap you. She has all senses except for smell.
'But Aiko is always helpful and never complains. She is the perfect woman to have around at Christmas.' "

Something's Brewing At Terror Inc

Israel summons envoys from all over the world

"Israel's ambassadors and consuls generals from all over the world have been summoned to attend a conference to be held over global challenges facing Israel.
The meeting to be attended in Jerusalem Al-Quds on December 27-31 is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the ministry reported on its website.
"The idea is to facilitate direct dialogue with the country's leaders, mutual updates on major diplomatic issues, and a discussion of action plans to deal with the challenges awaiting Israel in the international arena in the coming year, including the Iranian threat," it said.
This is while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a report by the UN Human Rights Council's Gaza commission a real threat to Israel.
The UN Special Rappoteur for the occupied Palestinian Territories has also urged western powers to push Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip immediately. Richard Falk also called for economic sanctions against Israel.
This is the first time a conference for all of Israel's heads of missions has been held.
Benyamin Netanyahu will also attend the conference along with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor, and other senior officials."

If I were to place a bet it would be on yet another of Israel's intermittent spasms of dick waving violence, and this criminal conclave is being called to get all the envoys on the same propaganda wavelength.


It's A Tradition

Fetuses Beware

Church recruiting drive targets two-year-olds

"Children as young as two are to be targeted as part of a new campaign to recruit young people back to the church, the Guardian has learned.
The Church of England is planning its first concerted drive to engage under- 18s after admitting that it is comprehensively failing to connect with children and teenagers.
Proposals will be put before the general synod in February that include a blueprint to set up breakfast, homework and sports clubs in schools as well as working in publicly funded toddler playgroups to spread the Christian word.
A document outlining the proposals, seen by the Guardian, says urgent action is needed to shore up the number of children in church.
"We need to reconsider how we engage with and express God's love to this generation of children and young people, whoever and wherever they may be," it says."

Straight From Dept. Of Shameless Sensational Propaganda

AP sources: Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack

"WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad, a Nigerian. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.
One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it."

Passenger on Detroit-bound plane ignites fireworks

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ken Lay Needs A Canasta Partner At His Swiss Chalet

Get set for another terribly unfortunate demise.

Bernie Madoff gets the vapors, is rushed to hospital

"BUTNER, N.C. – The federal Bureau of Prisons says dizziness and hypertension were responsible for the hospitalization of Bernard Madoff.
Spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says Madoff is being treated at a hospital at the Butner federal prison in North Carolina. The 71-year-old disgraced financier was moved there Friday.
Lawyer Ira Sorkin says Madoff has "had some dizzy spells and some high blood pressure."

police mugshot of soon-to-be-convenient-cadaver

added - no, not the vapors, he was savagely beaten
added - no, not a beating, he fell out of bed

Irresponsibility And Theft Have No Limits

Congress raises debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion

"(AP) - The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year.
The Senate's rare Christmas Eve vote, 60-39, follows House passage last week and raises the debt ceiling by $290 billion. The vote split mainly down party lines, with Democrats voting to raise the limit and Republicans voting against doing so."

Let's see, if my arithmatic is good that breaks down to around forty thousand dollars for every man, woman and child in the country. So far.

Pentagon Spending For War Exceeds That Of All State Governments Combined

"The U.S. spends more for war annually than all state governments combined spend for the health, education, welfare, and safety of 308 million Americans."

Entire War A Bullshit Lie And Every Serviceperson Knows It

Navy attempted suicide rate nearly 3 percent - Navy Times

"Sailors attempted to commit suicide at rates significantly higher than the other services in 2008, according to a recent Defense Department-sponsored survey of service members.
The Navy’s attempted suicide rate — at 2.8 percent, or roughly 1 in every 35 sailors — was three times higher than in the previous survey, conducted in 2005.
By comparison, the attempted suicide rate in the Army was 2 percent, with the Marine Corps at 2.3 percent and the Air Force at 1.6 percent, according to the 2008 survey.
That was among many findings, which included broad, militarywide increases in illegal prescription drug use and “dangerous levels” of drinking, as service members have been subjected to the stress of war in recent years.
Combat deployment “is no doubt playing a part in the stress levels that we’re seeing,” said Jack Smith, acting deputy assistant secretary for clinical and program policy for the assistant defense secretary for health. “It’s a challenging environment.”

Xmas For The Palestinians

Israelis invent interesting crime to charge protest organizer.

Bil'in protest leader indicted over spent tear gas canisters

"Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli prosecutors filed an indictment in a military court against Abdullah Abu Rahmah on Monday, a leader of popular demonstrations against the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in.The charges against Abu Rahmah included incitement, stone throwing and arms possession, according to his attorney, Gaby Lasky. The arms referred to in the indictment were spent tear gas canisters fired by the Israeli army at protesters over four years of weekly demonstrations."


“The army shoots at unarmed demonstrators, and when they try to show the world the violence used against them by collecting presenting the remnants – they are persecuted and prosecuted,” Lasky said in a statement.

“What's next? Charging protesters money for the bullets shot at them?”

Abu Rahmah is the coordinator of Bil’in’s Popular Committee, the body that organizes weekly demonstrations against the wall, which Israel is building across the village’s land."

"Anti-occupation campaigners say the arrest was part of a wave of repression aimed at popular resistance movements like the Friday demonstrations against the wall and illegal settlements."

Web Stats

Average Net user now online 13 hours per week

"How much time do you spend online each week? If you're an average Net user, a new poll shows, it's around 13 hours--excluding e-mail.

The Harris Interactive poll, released Wednesday, found that 80 percent of U.S. adults go online, whether at home, work, or elsewhere. Those who surf the Net spend an average of 13 hours per week online, but that figure varies widely. Twenty percent are online for two hours or less a week, while 14 percent are there for 24 hours or more.

The average number of hours that people spend online each week has grown over the years, hovering at 7 hours from 1999 through 2002, 8 or 9 hours from 2003 through 2006, and 11 hours in 2007. The level hit its peak at 14 hours in October 2008--after the global recession had set in and just before the U.S. presidential election.
The jump in time spent in cyberspace likely stems from a few factors, according to Harris. More people are comfortable using the Internet. More of them are shopping and watching TV online. In addition, the number of Web sites and online applications has increased. Harris adds that the recession may also play a role since surfing the Net at home is free (after paying monthly access fees), while going out means spending money.
The age group that spent the most time online per week: 30- to 39-year-olds, at 18 hours.
The total number of U.S. adults on the Internet is 184 million, around 80 percent of the total population, according to the poll. That figure is virtually the same as in 2008 but is a big jump from 1999, when it reached at 56 percent, and from 1995, when the figure was a mere 9 percent.
The number of people who surf the Net at home rose to 76 percent this year, compared with 66 percent in 2005, 46 percent in 1999, and 16 percent in 1996. In 1995, that specific question wasn't even asked.
The Harris poll queried 2,029 people in early July and mid-October."

I spend far more time online than most people, according to these figures. We don't bother to get newspaper delivery because news sources other than those on the net are hours to days old. We don't watch television even though we own several but don't have reception capability even if we wanted to watch. I use computer connections for what little networking I do. We have seven computers with six working and got online in 1996. With AOL.
Here's the important distinction between the interwebs and everything else - you can be a descriminating, discerning, active participating consumer with online usage; all the other archaic forms of interaction with the world require you to be a passive consumer, something I won't do anymore, and apparently, slowly, more people see it that way too.


End of the calender year and here come all the Best Of and Worst Of lists.
I found these two compilations to stand out because 1. I really like documentaries and respect Roger Ebert's opinion and 2. I didn't recognize a single title in the other list. Haven't seen any of them yet but a money back guarantee that there are several hidden gems.

Ebert's The ten best documentaries of 2009

The Best Films to Go Direct to DVD in 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweden's Bizarre Donald Duck Christmas Obsession

Nordic Quack

"Every year on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m., half of Sweden sits down in front of the television for a family viewing of the 1958 Walt Disney Presents Christmas special, "From All of Us to All of You." Or as it is known in Sverige, Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul: "Donald Duck and his friends wish you a Merry Christmas."

Kalle Anka, for short, has been airing without commercial interruption at the same time on Sweden's main public-television channel, TV1, on Christmas Eve (when Swedes traditionally celebrate the holiday) since 1959. The show consists of Jiminy Cricket presenting about a dozen Disney cartoons from the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s, only a couple of which have anything to do with Christmas. There are "Silly Symphonies" shorts and clips from films like Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and The Jungle Book. The special is pretty much the same every year, except for the live introduction by a host (who plays the role of Walt Disney from the original Walt Disney Presents series) and the annual addition of one new snippet from the latest Disney-produced movie, which TV1's parent network, SVT, is contractually obligated by Disney to air.

The show's cultural significance cannot be understated. You do not tape or DVR Kalle Anka for later viewing. You do not eat or prepare dinner while watching Kalle Anka. Age does not matter—every member of the family is expected to sit quietly together and watch a program that generations of Swedes have been watching for 50 years. Most families plan their entire Christmas around Kalle Anka, from the Smörgåsbord at lunch to the post-Kalle visit from Jultomten. "At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, you can't to do anything else, because Sweden is closed," Lena Kättström Höök, a curator at the Nordic Museum who manages the "Traditions" exhibit, told me. "So even if you don't want to watch it yourself, you can't call anyone else or do anything else, because no one will do it with you."

Not Good News

Sudden things like this will snowball.

Arrow Trucking suspends operations

"Arrow Trucking Co., the 61-year-old Tulsa-based flatbed carrier, has suspended operations indefinitely, laying off employees and stranding scores of drivers around the country by cancelling fuel credit cards, company employees and drivers said.
After closing down the company phone system Tuesday morning and not accepting cell phone messages throughout the day, the company issued a statement from CEO Doug Pielsticker at 6:21 p.m.
“The company has been in negotiations with its principal lender,” Pielsticker said.
“Those negotiations are continuing, but the lender has elected to proceed with securing its collateral. The company is communicating with several interested parties and continues to seek a prompt resolution.”
One of Arrow’s lenders is Daimler Financial Services, which owns the company’s Freightliner trucks.
Beginning just before noon Tuesday, callers to Arrow’s west Tulsa offices were greeted with a recorded message: “Drivers, if you’re in Freightliner KW, please take your truck to the nearest Freightliner shop. Call this hot line number to Daimler, (877) 294-9679. They will arrange for you a bus ticket home.”
A spokesman for Daimler said the company is offering stranded drivers a bus ticket home or $200 in cash.
But many drivers didn’t have enough gas to make it to a Freightliner shop, Tulsa or even their next delivery."


Yet Another Gaza Slaughter?

Israel threatens another large-scale Gaza war

"Israel has threatened another massive war against the Gaza Strip as the impoverished enclave continues to suffer in the aftermath of the devastating January offensive.
Israeli planes have been dropping thousands of leaflets across Gaza, warning Palestinians against cooperating with the resistance fighters based in the coastal sliver.
The leaflets also threaten Gazans with a new attack just ahead of the first anniversary of Israel's 22-day onslaught against the Palestinian territory. On December 2008, Tel Aviv launched an all-out military action against Gaza, killing 1,400 people, including a large number of women and children, killed and leaving thousands more injured."

Egypt's apparent collaboration with the Israelis to bottle the Palestinians up in Gaza is a veryu worrying sign.

Egypt's barrier along Gaza border called 'wall of shame'

"The underground barrier meant to prevent smuggling shows that Egypt is siding with Israel, Arab commentators say. 'It is like a total obedience to the American recommendations,' a Cairo editor says.
An underground barrier to prevent tunneling by smugglers along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip has been dubbed a "wall of shame" by Arab writers and politicians who charge that Cairo is siding with Israel in isolating the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the seaside enclave.Construction on the 100-foot-deep steel wall began a few weeks ago, but the Egyptian government didn't publicly acknowledge the project until the weekend."

Xmas Ain't What It Used To Be

Thou SHALT shoplift: Priest tells congregation it's better than robbery or prostitution

"Poor people who are desperate for cash have been advised to go forth and shoplift from major stores - by an Anglican priest.
The Rev Tim Jones said in his Sunday sermon that stealing from successful shops was preferable to burglary, robbery or prostitution.
He told parishioners it would not break the eighth commandment 'thou shalt not steal' because it 'is permissible for those who are in desperate situations to take food that they might not starve."

Santa robs bank to 'pay elves'


Israelis choke off Bethlehem, steal tourist money

Jesus-Shooting-Santa Display Riles Neighbors

"A Christmas display featuring Jesus shooting Santa Claus and a run-over Rudolph is riling some residents of a California neighborhood, KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, Calif., reported.
Homeowner Ron Lake said his Christmas display in Nipomo is an expression of his repressed creativity, and that Santa represents the commercialism of Christmas.
His neighbors disagree and they're upset -- they say the disturbing display will upset children. A school bus stop is just outside the fence that separates the display from the town's main roads.
"I know it's freedom of speech, but it's pretty disturbing and there are lots of children. That's our main concern," one neighbor said."

The US Is Blameless

The US had nothing to do with the Mumbai Terror Attack.
How an accused secret agent has tied up India-Pakistan-US relations

"The tale of the alleged double agent David Coleman Headley, also known as Daood Sayed Gilani, is now in the middle of a very real investigation by the FBI and at the center of a diplomatic maelstrom that is blowing from Washington to New Delhi.
He is charged with six counts of criminal conspiracy in a case filed in federal court in Chicago. The case names him as a key architect of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks."

The US didn't increase tensions by violating Venezuelan air space.
Chavez: US Spy Plane Violated Venezuela's Airspace

"CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela's airspace with an unmanned spy plane, and ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft in the future."

The US has nothing to do with Chavez' wild accusation about threats from Dutch islands off the Venezuelan coast.
US Military Agression against Venezuela escalating

"Both small islands host US air force bases as a result of a 1999 contract between Washington and Holland establishing US Forward Operating Locations (FOLs) in the Caribbean colonies."
"The military bases in Aruba and Curazao have been used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance missions against Venezuela during the past several years."

The US has nothing to do with that planeload of explosives and arms from North Korea.
Plane seized by Thais linked to alleged smugglers

The US makes a deal with smugglers to set up a fake arms shipment to Iran in exchange for extradition papers getting "misplaced".

The US has nothing to do with forging a supposed smoking gun report about Iran.
Ahmadinejad: Iran nuclear trigger report a forgery

"A leaked memo appearing to show Tehran's efforts to design an atomic bomb trigger was forged by the United States, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a US news programme."
"They are all fabricated bunch of papers continuously being forged and disseminated by the American government," he told the US network in an interview broadcast on Monday."

The US denies chemical weapons use in Afghanistan.
Phosphorus claim after fatal air strikes in Afghanistan

"Dr Mohammad Aref Jalali, the head of an internationally funded burns hospital in Herat, said villagers taken to hospital after the incident had "highly unusual burns" on their hands and feet that he had not seen before. "We cannot be 100% sure what type of chemical it was and we do not have the equipment here to find out. One of the women who came here told us that 22 members of her family were totally burned. She said a bomb distributed white power that caught fire and then set people's clothes alight."

The US had nothing to do with Yemen attacks that killed over 100 people.
U.S. denies military role in Yemen December 16
US Attacking Yemen After All December 18

The US had nothing to do with the Soviet Union invading Afghanistan, says Obama.
Obama's War Speech: The Questions It Raises

"Obama implies that the U.S. had nothing to do with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and that it bears no responsibility for the growth of the Taliban and al Qaeda there, or the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in the region."

INTERVIEW OF ZBIGNIEW BREZINSKI - Brzezinski is Obama's foreign policy advisor.

"Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [From the Shadows], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention."

"Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it?"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

At Least 1/5 Of USA Will Do Anything They're Told To Do

Swine Flu Vaccine Administered to 60 Million in U.S.

"Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- At least 60 million Americans have received the swine flu vaccine out of 111 million doses available as of this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
Most states are now offering free inoculations to everyone after first limiting the shots to those most at risk, said Anne Schuchat, head of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, on a conference call with reporters. Vaccine availability across the country has been rising, even as illnesses are on the wane, according to the CDC.

Swine flu rates have declined for seven straight weeks and are at their lowest level since pupils returned to classes in September."

Bribes Beget Big Bucks

Act shocked.

Banks with political ties got bailouts, study shows

"NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. banks that spent more money on lobbying were more likely to get government bailout money, according to a study released on Monday.
Banks whose executives served on Federal Reserve boards were more likely to receive government bailout funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, according to the study from Ran Duchin and Denis Sosyura, professors at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Banks with headquarters in the district of a U.S. House of Representatives member who serves on a committee or subcommittee relating to TARP also received more funds.
Political influence was most helpful for poorly performing banks, the study found.
"Political connections play an important role in a firm's access to capital," Sosyura, a University of Michigan assistant professor of finance, said in a statement.
Banks with an executive who sat on the board of a Federal Reserve Bank were 31 percent more likely to get bailouts through TARP's Capital Purchase Program, the study showed. Banks with ties to a finance committee member were 26 percent more likely to get capital purchase program funds."

We always knew the Dark Side controls the economy.

Over 50% Of US Snow Covered

that's DC in the middle, satellite photo.


Where it snowed in the last day, according to the National Operational HydrologicRemote Sensing Center. It's snowing where I am in the SW.

Life In Corporatist America

"In economy, fascism can be called corporatism because the government ties the interests of the industries and other economic corporations to the state."

Unemployment funds going ‘absolutely broke’

"The recession's jobless toll is draining unemployment-compensation funds so fast that according to federal projections, 40 state programs will go broke within two years and need $90 billion in loans to keep issuing the benefit checks."

Pay czar agrees to boost AIG exec's pay package

"WASHINGTON — A top executive of American International Group Inc. has been granted a $4.3 million pay-package bump by the troubled insurance giant's majority owner — the U.S. government — because the executive has decided to remain with the company."

You scratch my itch and I'll scratch yours.

Former head of CDC lands lucrative job as president of Merck vaccine division

Because we want our masters to be comfortable in the luxury they've become accustomed to.

Taxpayers to help with the rent at Goldman’s new office tower

Zionist Stranglehold More Intense Than Ever

U.S.-Israeli Arms Cooperation Quietly Growing

"According to Steve Rosen, a former lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who is now a private consultant, the Obama administration, and especially the Pentagon, is now more open to supplying Israel with cutting-edge technology in an attempt to ensure Israel’s confidence and possibly steer Jerusalem away from the idea of attacking Iran. “In an effort to give Israel a larger margin of safety, the U.S. is releasing technology that under other circumstances would have been seen as more sensitive,” he said.
The United States and Israel have also recently launched a new consultative mechanism for discussing and addressing issues relating to Israel’s qualitative military edge. This new process, involving key officials from the Pentagon and State Department on the American side and Israel’s Foreign and Defense ministries, is currently being applied to several outstanding Israeli concerns. Israeli defense officials and pro-Israel activists characterize this as a significant development in strategic consultations between the two countries.
America’s commitment to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge was codified directly into U.S. law via 2008 legislation backed by AIPAC. This legislation requires the president to report to Congress periodically on actions taken by the administration to ensure Israel’s advantage. A spokeswoman for the House Foreign Affairs Committee told the Forward that the White House provided its first report to Congress this past summer. The report was classified, and no information regarding its content has been released."

Well, there you have it. Israel blackmails the US by threatening to nuke it's neighbors and quite probably america and europe also. It's the law of the land to give the parasites everything they ask for and more. Not only that, their boy is required to regularly report to Israel's bitches in congress about how well the administration is putting the shitty little terror entity's interests ahead of the US. Call me crazy, but this undue influence of one country in another is criminal and treasonous.

Zionism's patsies aren't confined to this country alone.
Israel to seek another 1b euros Holocaust in reparations from Germany
It's like a continuous mob shakedown.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The End Is Near

Ford Offers Buyouts to All Factory Workers

"Ford Motor Co. says it is offering buyout and early retirement incentives to all of its 41,000 U.S. hourly workers to further reduce its factory work force.

Company spokesman Mark Truby said Ford still has too many factory workers for its current sales levels.

He would not say how many workers the company wants to leave but said Ford is working that out with the United Auto Workers union. Ford currently has about 600 blue-collar workers laid off but available for recall. The buyout offer includes $50,000 cash plus a $25,000 car voucher or $20,000 more in cash. The retirement package includes $40,000 cash for skilled trades and $20,000 for production workers."

"Because Bob Can't Remember Shit Anymore"

Get A Chip!

You may get a flat tire.

Is Israel A State Or An Organ Harvesting Mafia?

Murdered Palestinians whisked away for "autopsies"

"Did Israel send their organ mafia to serve as IDF officers in the West Bank so that they could select and hunt Palestinian victims who had traits (and organs) corresponding to specific criteria, like the color of her skin, eyes and …?
This would help to explain many seemingly random murders by the IDF, of children, of people going about their business, people who often had no role in resistance and who were not involved in political activity of any kind."

"The Israeli military occupation started in the early 1970s to capture and keep the bodies of the Palestinians who they murdered. Since the early seventies, hundreds of Palestinians have been buried in secret and number graves of the Israeli military. Since the early seventies, thousands of Palestinian victims of the occupation were “autopsied”, and many of their bodies kept in military numbered graves. Most members of the resistance who were killed were taken for “autopsy”, and also those who were wounded were abducted from the hospital by the Israelis. This practice became somewhat less widespread only when the PA came to power, meaning that people murdered in areas controlled by the PA were not “autopsied” any more, but this would still happen to people murdered or wounded in areas controlled by the Israelis.
The Israeli military leadership, the Central Command and the so-called “defense” Ministry cannot hide these well- and widely known facts: the Israeli military murders people all the time, and most if not all of the murdered are taken for “autopsy”, many of them are buried in Israeli military cemeteries in numbered and secret graves. These facts cannot be hidden by the fancy statements issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, by the deranged terrorist and war criminal Ehud Barak and the corrupt extremist Benjamin Netanyahu."

Doctor admits Israeli pathologists harvested organs without consent

Felis Über Alles

We got adopted by a young female just before a fierce storm last week. I had seen her getting water from the bird bowl and pitifully trying to get her paw into the scrapings pan under the BBQ, but she kept her distance. Finally I guess she was so hungry she approached the Mrs and did her cat rubby thing. The cold wind was picking up, in she came and that was that.
I didn't realize how emaciated she was until I picked her up. Now that she's relaxing and putting on weight she's assumed her rightful place at the top of the pecking order.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chavez Was Right

Chavez Says U.S., Colombia Have Made ‘Pact for War’

Colombia to build new military base on Venezuelan border

"Colombia has announced it will build a new military base near its border with Venezuela, in a move likely to further strain its tense ties with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Defense Minister Gabriel Silva said Friday that the base, located on the Guajira peninsula near the city of Nazaret, would have up to 1,000 troops. Two air battalions would also be activated at other border areas.
"It is a strategic point from a defense point of view," Silva said.
The 1.5-million-dollar facility, paid for with Colombian tax funds, would also have a care facility for indigenous Wayuu people who live in the area, he added."

Well, that last statement destroys all credibility from the Columbian defense minister. I wondered about the relationship between the fascist narco government of Alvaro Uribe and the Wayuu, and I found out the situation has been far from amiable.

Wayuu Indians go to war against Colombian government 5/2004

"A group of Indians has declared war against the government in Bogotá, according to spokesmen of a Wayuu indigenous community of the peninsula of La Guajira in northern Colombia.
During the last three years the community has suffered attacks and assassinations at the hands of paramilitary groups supported by troops of the Colombian Army's Second Brigade, based in the city of Barranquilla. The persecution culminated on April 18 this year with the sack of the village of Bahía de Portete, and a massacre where a dozen people were murdered.
According to Amnesty International, the paramilitaries arrived at the village, where they interrogated a number of children on the whereabouts of their parents, killing some of them on the suspicion that they were lying. According to the reports, the paramilitaries also tortured some of the adults that they killed. More than 300 Wayuu (photo) were able to flee across the border to Venezuela, walking for more than 24 hours."

"We want President Uribe, who gives so much help to the paramilitaries, to know that we still exist, that we are human beings even if he doesn't like it, and that we will make him respect our rights, even if hundreds or thousands of the Wayuu have to die for it", declared Juchi."

My view is that far from being a thatched hut, minimally funded outpost along the Columbian/Venezuela border, this will be a state of the art reconnaissance base and forward operating staging area capable of supporting military action into Venezuela. The Columbian government announced this with their spin to preempt any discussion that it was being done surreptitiously. You can bet the farm american tax money is going to pour into this aggressive project. And their faux concern for the native people is total bullshit.

added - US Military Agression against Venezuela escalating - excellent overview of empire's threats to the region.

h/t to Frank

Our Bestest, Racist Lil' Buddy

Jerusalem mayor cuts health funds for Arab children

"Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday rejected municipal recommendations and cut funding for a toddler health-care center in East Jerusalem, while approving aid to a similar center in a Jewish neighborhood. The funds would have gone to opening a branch of the "Drop of Milk" (Tipat Halav) program, which provides prenatal and toddler health-care services in Silwan, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Last year, authorities from the Jerusalem municipal offices recommended to the mayor to open the aid center in Silwan, which would service around 100,000 residents.
Authorities also recommended opening a similar center in a Jewish neighborhood that is home to around 7,000 residents. During discussions on the 2010 budget, Barkat decided to cut the aid that would open the center in Silwan while simultaneously approving the aid to open the same center in a Jewish neighborhood."

“1 million Arabs not worth a Jewish fingernail”
Rabbi Yaacov Perrin

What Could Po$$ibly Have Happened?

Iran denies incursion into Iraqi oil area

"Iran denied on Friday its soldiers had entered Iraqi territory and occupied a southern oilfield."

Iraq denies Iranian oilfield incursion

"There was no storming of the field. It's empty. It's abandoned. It is exactly on the border between Iraq and Iran."

Iraqi Troops Mass Along Iran Border

"US officials say they approve of Iraq’s escalation of the as yet unclear situation, and Ambassador Chris Hill declared that it “speaks to the overall view here that they are not going to be pushed around by Iran.”

Everybody says nothing happened. Even if 11 Iranian troops drove up and looked around the barren desert it's hardly an "invasion".
What could possibly be the motive for all this sensationalism in the MSM?

Iranian Troops Occupy Oil Field in Iraq, Stoking Tension - Wall Street

Iraqi forces deny journalists access to Missan’s Fakka oilfield – Reuters cameraman

Crude advances after Iran seizes Iraqi oil field

Many Conservatives Don't Think Colbert Is Joking

It's fascinating, actually. There's something that doesn't understand humor in the mental makeup of people who resonate with a particular ideology.

"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative."
John Stuart Mill

It's called conservatism but it actually isn't. True definitions of conservatism include fiscal responsibility, small government, avoidance of foreign entanglement and adherence to the constitution, all of which this new bizarre ideology defenestrated a long time ago. They've substituted real mental abnormality and sociopathic behavior as marks of distinction, and time and again they exhibit the inability to recognize satire and humor. It's like that part of their brain is lobotomized or something. I've seen it in people I know. And here's two examples from just a couple of years ago.

About three years ago these ersatz conservatives saw the wild popularity of Colbert and Stewart and thought to themselves, hey, we can do that! Fox news even decided to run it with an initial name of "The Daily Show for Conservatives". It ran through 2007 to lower and lower ratings until it was yanked in September. It was eventually called "1/2 Hour News Hour".

There's plenty of evidence out there in the public domain that neo conservatives have zero capacity to understand humor but this startlingly shitty production shows it in all it's tortuous glory. Too bad for them the internet saved the gruesome evidence. Try the Limbaugh "sketches" if you haven't seen them. Where the Daily show shines in poking self evident fun at media and mined the hypocrisy of the Bush mob years, obviously impaired individuals tasked with putting out their show started with a rigid ideological stand and forced it into what they thought was comedic material.
Oh how it cratered. Not only is their ideology a sick perversion to start with, but lack of humor brain matter allowed them to think canned laughter, celebrity worship and sophomoronic insults, among other oddness, would generate knee slapping guffaws. To me it proves how shallow and vile neo conservative values are. Self referentially exceptional but at the same time desperately self delusional and paranoid as evidenced by a constant refrain of them battling vast forces of liberalism. Pathetic lone voices of reason soldiering on in a howling wilderness of stupidity. True humor is much more sly than their crude attempts.
What's that old aphorism - "Good humor has elements of truth in it". Apparently neocons truly do have a paucity of that in their belief system.

And I don't know anything about the preperations for the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, but whoever made the decision to invite Stephen Colbert obviously didn't have a clue about what they were doing. It seemed to me, from the reaction shots of attendees, that few understood what was going on. Considering that neocon thugs controlled the white house and their buddies made up a good portion of the crowd, Colbert's sharp humor was lost on them. If anything a lot of them felt uneasiness because they thought other people were laughing at all the wrong moments.

Cost of the War in Iraq
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