THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has attacked Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestions that the Murdoch-owned News Limited has “hard questions to answer” saying they are a “thinly veiled attempt to intimidate the press”.
A suicide bomber on a bicycle has killed five people and injured at least 11 in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Police are interviewing a man over an attack on an army helicopter at Rockhampton airport in central Queensland.
The IMF says China’s economy remains on a “solid footing”, however its future success will depend on efforts to liberalise its financial system and boost domestic demand.
The country’s 12th five-year plan aims to create a social safety net that will allow Chinese households to spend more and save less.
However, the IMF says China needs to allow its currency to appreciate further to rebalance its export-led economy.
Many younger people with serious disabilities are still being forced to live in aged care homes despite a COAG push to move them out of nursing homes, disability support advocates say.
The Federal Government has moved to introduce a legal right to privacy in the wake of Britain’s News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
News International has stopped paying the legal fees of a private investigator who was jailed for his role in the phone-hacking scandal.
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has begun legal action to seize the proceeds of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks’ memoirs.
In part two of a CBS special investigation, multiple whistleblowers came forward with reports and documentation that TVA management has routinely threatened whistleblowers who threatened to expose vulnerabilities and problems at nuclear power plants owned by TVA.
Linda Nadeau worked for more than 20 years as a security guard for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the government-owned electricity corporation, patrolling the most secure areas of its nuclear power plants, including Watts Bar.
“I want people to know how we were treated,” she told Keteyian. “I’m not the only one. There was other people.”
CBS Investigation Reveals Shocking Conditions About The Safety of the New Reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant in Spring City In Tennessee
Gundersen On Nuclear Fallout Cover Up: Time To Stop Minimizing Information And Start Minimizing Radiation Exposure
Arnie Gunderson says it is time for to stop minimizing information and start minimizing radiation exposure in the wake of Japan’s radioactive beef scandal which is being blamed on “Black Rain”.
The subject is job outsourcing. Funny clip from a few nights ago.
Leuren Moret discusses the ongoing Fukushima nuclear radiation cover up calling the nuclear apologists spin doctoring what it is – a nuclear genocide of babies and children in Japan, US and Canada.
Great article from Gretchen Morgenson of the NYT.
The numbers are significant. The 4 largest banks are insolvent many times over.
(*they’re just plain hacks! )
NYC Dept. of Buildings: No Records for Pre-9/11 WTC Elevator Rebuild, One of the “Largest, Most Sophisticated” Ever
The New York City Department of Buildings (DoB) has reported within a June 6, 2011 Freedom of Information (FOI) response, that no records could be located regarding the following request for information pertaining to the massive elevator modernization project underway at World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 until the very morning of September 11, 2001, one of the largest ever . The DoB governs elevator construction and use within New York City.
An April 15, 2011 FOI appeal request sought:
“Permits or certifications provided by the NYC Department of Buildings regarding elevator modernization/renovation work performed at the former World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 during the 1990s and 2000s.”
Time to reconsider the economy of this decision. I’d heard a lot about the hazards of these bulbs – but today I serendipitously tripped over some rather disturbing information that I’d like to share with you, my dear reader.
International investor Jim Rogers expects a third round of quantitative easing by the third quarter of this year.
The head of Rogers Holdings expects this will happen “in the fall or early next year,” Rogers told CNBC, as FT Adviser reported.
After ten years of raging warfare in Afghanistan, watching the fight slowly ooze across the invisible Durand Line into Pakistan, we have the right to wonder whether the war is any closer to ending today? It is perfectly reasonable to suspect that if we were allowed to know the truth we would understand that the American government has no plans to end the war in the near future. Trying to make sense of relentless Western news reports on the disaster of the impending American “withdrawal from Afghanistan,” even though other reports reveal that super-bases have been constructed, leaveing most observers completely bewildered about whether the Afgan war is ending or expanding.
Moody’s comments on the McConnell Senate compromise this afternoon.They are demanding much higher deficit reduction numbers than are found in that plan. Still waiting to hear from S&P.
With President Barack Obama having issued an executive order banning secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons and then-CIA Director Leon Panetta having stated that “CIA no longer operates detention facilities or black sites,” one might think a credible report that the CIA is still operating such a prison would make the front page of every newspaper in the country and be covered on all major television news programs.
Alas, in 21st-century America, where the news media are the handmaidens of the state, the story has largely been ignored; and those outlets that have deemed it worthy of coverage have done so in such a way as to play down its revelations and play up the government’s denials.
Quick chart – Takes 5 seconds to absorb the scope of the spending insanity.
The US is reportedly considering redeploying its Navy Fifth Fleet outside Bahrain, due to its alarm at the popular revolution against the country’s Washington-backed regime.
Michel Collon in Libya shows the so-called “collateral damage”.
There is no such thing as a “just war”. Michel Collon presents a report from Libya. He shows what NATO bombs are capable of, and what mainstream media refuses to cover.
Andy Worthington, author of the Guantanamo Files, criticizes the way the Obama administration is handling torture cases from the administration of his predecessor George W. Bush.
“Part of the ongoing problem with the Obama administration [is that they are] not holding anyone in the Bush administration accountable for torture,” Worthington said in a phone interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday.
The Justice Department recently announced that, of the 101 cases involving alleged illegal treatment of post-9/11 detainees by the CIA and its contractors, 99 were being closed. The remaining two, which involved deaths in custody, would continue to be investigated.
A quarrel between the House and Senate over union organizing is threatening to prevent congressional action necessary to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, raising the possibility of a shutdown of the agency later this week.
A series of United Nations investigations indicate that the use of torture and inhumane practices against prisoners are common in US secret detention centers around the world.
The LA Times reports the Director of the ATF is blowing the whistle on a Justice Department cover up of the U.S. government’s guns smuggling operations.
Steve Lewis LIBERAL MP Peter Slipper is facing a probe into his travel habits after booking – and then cancelling – 123 flights worth more than $23,000.cancelling – 123 flights worth more than $23,000.
Lucy Carne, Nick Leys NEWS International tried to block an investigation into phone hacking, a report says – as David Cameron admits he’s got a lot of work to do.
LONDON police have arrested a 16-year-old boy, the latest in a global operation targeting the hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec.
US authorities say 14 people arrested over an alleged cyber attack on PayPal in retaliation for suspending the accounts of WikiLeaks.
Webmasters comment www.theaussiedigger.com Prediction. The News of the World scandal will eventually claim Cameron’s scalp. The point is not that his scalp will probably be removed, but that British politics and society have sunk into such a cesspool.
UK PM David Cameron is back in Britain to face a grilling over the phone-hacking scandal.
Webmasters comment www.theaussiedigger.com The old financial advice for individuals is true too for Nations. One should never put all one’s eggs in one basket.
Scott Murdoch and Stefanie Balogh TREASURY has warned the Gillard government about emerging threats to the Chinese economy
Here in Australia we are not short of ex-leaders of national parties. Currently there are six former prime ministers floating around and eight opposition leaders…
Australians may secure new rights to defend privacy in wake of hacking scandal.
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British PM faces the music in wake of Murdoch’s ‘back door’ revelations.
Muslim man acused of taking part in a brutal whipping in a Sydney home was enforcing sharia law, court told.
JILL TREANOR LONDON German Chancellor Angela Merkel quashes hopes of a lasting solution for Greece at today’s crucial summit of European leaders.
BARRY JONES People are better educated than ever yet debate is dumbed down.
ASHER MOSES As Australia’s biggest internet providers begin blocking an Interpol list of child abuse websites, the communications regulator is quietly compiling its own similar blacklist.
6:19amBritish Prime Minister says “with 20-20 hindsight” he wouldn’t have hired Andy Coulson.
KAREN KISSANE A new report by British MPs has found Rupert Murdoch’s News International blocked a police inquiry into phone hacking.
Libya’s defiant leader Moamar Gaddafi could be allowed to stay in the country if he hands over power under a new French proposal to end the five-month conflict.
Rupert Murdoch has flown out of Britain, ending a turbulent 11-day visit dominated by the phone-hacking scandal which climaxed in him being attacked by a foam pie on live television.
Hugh Grant has won access to evidence which could show his phone messages were intercepted by a private investigator.
The Taliban has accused US intelligence agencies of sending out fake phone messages that falsely claimed the group’s leader, Mullah Omar, had died.
News Ltd has questions to answer, PM says (video) (audio)
Julia Gillard says the Murdoch-owned newspaper group News Limited has questions to answer about its conduct in Australia in the wake of the British phone hacking scandal.
A new house bill wants to allow the Department of Homeland Security to have jurisdiction over all federal lands on national seashores and coastal areas.
HR Bill 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act,” would force the Secretary of the Interior to cede authority of coastal public lands, as well as lands located along the borders of Canada and Mexico, to the Secretary of Homeland Security when the latter sees fit. It would give the Dept. of Homeland Security the ability to construct roads and fences, deploy patrol vehicles and set up “monitoring equipment” in the National Seashore with impunity. And it would waive the need for the Dept. of Homeland Security to comply with environmental laws in areas within 100 miles of a coastline or international border.
After Highly Radioactive Beef Was Detected Over A Week Ago, The Shipped All Over The Country And Sold In Supermarkets All Over The Country, Japan Finally Issues A Ban On Radioactive Fukushima Beef.
Nothing against a little porn, but NOT on the taxpayers’ dime. And none of these idiots even got fired.
Courts drop charges in mass arrests of activists after revelations came to light that the senior officer at the heart of policing the demonstration deceived protesters into a mass arrest for engaging in a non-violent and sensible protest.
YouTube video uploaded by B’Tselem shows an IDF officer cocking his gun and pointing it at a Palestinian man during an IDF operation in the West Bank; IDF says will open investigation into the matter.
A La Mesa man who posted racial epithets and a call to “shoot” Barack Obama on an Internet chat site was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday
If you ever try comparing the debt situation in the US and Japan, someone will invariably say: Well, Japan can afford a lot more debt because it’s all domestically owned, whereas US debt is owned by the Chinese.
It turns out this isn’t really true, though unfortunately this destructive myth continues to dominate political/economic debates.
The Building Stability Overseas Strategy, which is supported by the Foreign Office and MoD, comes amid controversy over the increase in Britain’s overseas spending from £8 billion to £11 billion that was criticised in a leaked letter from Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary.
But DFID will use the extra money to spend £20 million a year creating an Early Action Facility that will “help us move more swiftly in response to warnings and opportunities”.
The report admitted that the current system “lacks the flexibility needed to fund responses to early warning signals that arise in situations of instability and conflict.”
Part of the strategy will include the new Stabilisation Response Teams, the first of which deployed to Libya in May to assist the rebel government in Benghazi.
First came a revolt over cheese that forced Israel’s largest dairy companies to lower their prices.
Now, with consumer rage mounting over what is widely seen as a staggering cost of living, tent camps have sprung up across Israel to protest housing prices that climbed while costs fell globally amid the world’s financial meltdown.
The camps draw inspiration from the mass demonstrations in the Arab world, and illustrate Israel’s paradox: While its economy is roaring, many Israelis aren’t enjoying the good times.
This must be the first confirmed case of small children having been fed with the beef contaminated with radioactive cesium.
These small children ate beef from a meat cow in Asakawa-machi in Fukushima Prefecture, and the cow had been fed with the rice hay that contained the maximum 97,000 becuerels/kg of radioactive cesium.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he wanted the annual volume of Iran-China trade to grow to 100 billion dollars, state media reported.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he was trying to arrange a visit to Gaza, a move that highlights diplomatic challenges Israel faces amid the Arab Spring and could undermine efforts to fix relations with Ankara.
France’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that a possible way out of Libya’s civil war would be to allow Muammar Gaddafi to stay in the country if he relinquishes power.
Gaddafi insists he will neither step down nor flee the country he has led for four decades. With the NATO-led air campaign against Gaddafi’s forces entering its fifth month and the fighting in a stalemate, the international community is seeking exit strategies
Emphasis on “Exit.”
As you know, it is now illegal for me as an Israeli citizen to openly call for support of the Palestinian Boycott or encourage companies to divest from Israel. SO …. if you support apartheid in Israel and the illegal occupation of the Palestinian Territories, ignore the messages presented below and continue as you were
The dominant story of the current political debate is that the government is broke. We can’t afford to pay for public services, put people to work, or service the public debt. Yet as a nation, we are awash in money. A defective system of money, banking, and finance just puts it in the wrong places.
Someone asked me if I suffer from insanity and I replied no, that I actually enjoy it!
Dissatisfaction and anger with the federal government are at a nearly 20-year high, according to the results of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday.
When asked how they felt about the federal government, 80 percent of poll respondents said that they felt dissatisfied or even angry about the work the government is doing. The last time such a peak of ill will was felt was during 1992’s economic slump, under President George Bush’s leadership.
Amid a growing financial scandal, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has banned U.S. Treasury officials from his country’s central bank, hampering work to fight the flow of money to insurgents, a report revealed Wednesday.
Maybe he just wants to avoid having his nation’s bank looted.
Yes, I know you have all read this, and sent it to friends. Google reports that this article has gone viral with thousands of copies posted all over the world.
So now, I want to issue a call-to-keyboards for Rivero’s Rangers (that is you, and I am sorry we don’t have the funds for ID badges and secret decoder rings yet) to send this article to your members of Congress and to your local media.
The reason we are in an economic collapse is that there is a critical design flaw in the private-central-bank debt-based model in use since 1913. And like the Titanic, the Challenger, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the design flaw has been ignored because everything “seemed” to be working just fine .. until the moment of disaster.
Disaster has now struck, and just as it would be foolish to try to keep sailing the Titanic while it sank, or to keep driving on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge after it starts shaking apart, so too is it foolish to keep using an economic system that was doomed to crash from its very inception.
Murray Rothbard is correct: The only solution is to hit the reset button on the nation, and to tell the money junkies that there is no 11th marble for them to take from us, and there never was.
It is time for the money-junkies, the media, and the government know that we see the design flaw, and we refuse to sail on their sinking ship, or use their shaky bridge any longer.
Economics Professor: “[We’ll Have] a Never-Ending Depression Unless We Repudiate the Debt, Which Never Should Have Been Extended In The First Place”
I propose … out-right debt repudiation. Consider this question: why should the poor, battered citizens of Russia or Poland or the other ex-Communist countries be bound by the debts contracted by their former Communist masters? In the Communist situation, the injustice is clear: that citizens struggling for freedom and for a free-market economy should be taxed to pay for debts contracted by the monstrous former ruling class. But this injustice only differs by degree from “normal” public debt. For, conversely, why should the Communist government of the Soviet Union have been bound by debts contracted by the Czarist government they hated and overthrew? And why should we, struggling American citizens of today, be bound by debts created by a …
Opposition fighters have gained control of much of eastern Libya but have been unable to gain control of Brega. The rebels reported heavy casualties on Tuesday after troops loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi disguised trucks with rebel flags and then shelled their positions in the port.
Meanwhile, France says it is possible that Libya’s crisis could be resolved through a plan that would allow Mr. Gadhafi to remain in the country if he gives up power.
Translation: Libya has become the new “Bay of Pigs”, thought to be an easy target under the delusion that the people of Libya would rise up and support a revolution against Gadhafi. But just as the Cuba people prefer Castro to any US puppet ruler, and stomped the US-supported Cuban Brigade into the sand, it looks like the majority of the people of Libya have responded to the NATO attacks by siding with Gadhafi and are looking for a way to extract themselves from the disaster while saving face by claiming that the same Gadhafi they demanded removed months ago can now stay as long as he gives up an unspecified amount of power.
Peter Schiff: If We Raise The US Debt Limit That’s Bully For Gold & Bears For The Economy & Bears For The Dollar!
A UK-based human rights group, together with Pakistani activists, are seeking an arrest warrant for a former CIA legal director, allegedly responsible for drone strikes which killed hundreds of civilians. Now-retired, John Rizzo admitted in an interview, that he’d been approving such attacks in Pakistan since 2004, despite the fact the U.S. isn’t at war with the country. The purpose of the strikes is to target Al-Qaeda militants, but the total civilian toll is estimated at up to 2,500 people so far. Pakistani lawyers have already filed a complaint against Rizzo, accusing him of conspiring to kill innocents. American anti-war activist Fred Branfman, believes the US is only harming its own interests in the region.
President Obama is about to pull off the biggest coup since a wooden horse with 30 Greek soldiers inside of it rolled into Troy.
Not only is he going to get a badly needed political boost by transforming himself overnight from a deficit increaser into a responsible, adult, deficit slasher, but he’s going to secure legislation from Congress that would raise taxes about $2 trillion over ten years.
The prostitution service, named High Class NY, was run 24 hours a day out of an office in Brooklyn and charged from $400 to $3,600 an hour for its services, according to the 144-count indictment. It also provided customers with cocaine and other narcotics, the indictment said.
Hynes said clients often spent in excess of $10,000 in a single night.
They were “all high-end customers coming from the financial markets. People with nothing but money,” he said.
Remember what I said about money-addiction and how the Wall Street CEOs behind the mortgage-backed security fraud were living like drug lords?
I wonder if they were using bailout money for these parties.
During the interview Judyth destroys the myth of the lone gunman assassination theory and speaks directly about who she believes are the real culprits in the JFK assassination.
So would Daily Show fans now say that 9/11 was an inside job… Or just a conspiracy of “incompetence” (now the “official story”) ??
With gold and silver consolidating recent gains, today King World News interviewed one of the most respected institutional minds in the gold world, John Hathaway, Portfolio Manager of the Tocqueville Gold Fund. When asked about the action in gold Hathaway stated, “Well we have had a breakout five or six percent above the $1,550 area which had capped previous rallies, that’s very encouraging. I think everybody’s holding their breath on this debt ceiling debate in Washington. Certainly the money going into gold is nervous about both Europe and the possibility of a US default. So this to me is still a very pregnant moment and we’ll just have to wait and see.”
An excellent documentary on the Anarchist movement in America.
Check it out here.
Video – Marcy Kaptur on the House floor
Congress and officials are worried that flash floods could wash through canyons near Los Alamos that are contaminated with World War 2 era radioactive waste.
Los Alamos officials have claimed that their is nothing to worry about but considering the long history of radiation cover ups, many believe it would be illogical to completely trust Los Alamos employees.
The fact that this extremely important information only gets a passing glance by the corporate controlled media is a clear example of how corrupt the major media outlets actually are.
The News Corporation phone hacking and bribery story has brought down executives, reporters, editors, and government officials. Here is a list of arrests, convictions, firings, suspensions, and resignations that have occured during the scandal.
But naturally, prosecution was not an option since it would necessarily give rise to the inconvenient fact that the US has no evidence that Bin Laden was involved in 9/11.
Video – Max & Stacy – July 13, 2011
Short clip – Runs 90 seconds. Italy has the third-largest gold stockpile in the EU behind France and Germany, and Max thinks the IMF has its sights set on confiscating it.
“Because of New Zealand’s international reputation the passports are extremely valuable for intelligence services. New Zealand has this reputation for independence and autonomy… people trust New Zealand. The passports would have been used for very covert activities – nothing light, which could include assassinations… They had to have had a handler and I have no doubt the SIS will be looking for that person who will more than likely be Jewish.”
With just two weeks remaining before the clock strikes midnight on the Obama administration’s deadline for raising the debt ceiling, the once-defunct Gang of Six in the Senate resurrected itself Tuesday to propose a compromise that purports to reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion over the next decade.
But its chances of winning approval in the House, which passed the GOP “cut, cap, and balance” plan Tuesday night by a 234-190 vote largely along party lines, initially appeared slim
We The People will not agree to any plan that raises taxes, borrows more money our grandchildren are expected to pay back, or cuts domestic spending.
The only solution to save the economy and the nation is to end the wars, eliminate spending on the Department of Let’s-go-around-the-world-killing-the-people-Israel-hates, cut foreign aid (especially to Israel), stop bailing out Wall Street, erase this imaginary debt obligation on money that never existed, shut down the Federal Reserve and return to the economic system the nation was founded on, stop waterboarding innocent Arabs and start waterboarding the real criminals!
Hess said a “much larger amount” of deficit-reduction measures would be necessary for Moody’s to affirm U.S. ratings with a stable outlook.
“How is this for an idea? We kill off the unemployed, the old, and the sick, move the survivors we can still make money on east of the Mississippi and SELL the west back to the Indians!” — Official White Horse Souse
“Who wants it in the shape you left it in, paleface?” — Indians
FARS News Agency (Iran)
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator confirmed earlier reports saying that a US drone has been shot down by Iran over Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in the Central Qom province…
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The storied Walter Reed Army hospital, where generations of American soldiers came to heal their wounds, will shut down in September, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
“Walter Reed is closing its doors on the 15th of September permanently after 102 years of service to the nation. For many of the staff members, it’s like losing your favorite uncle,” said Colonel Norvell Coots, calling the facility a national “icon.”…
WASHINGTON (AFP) – In the face of an outcry over so-called “naked” body scans at airports, US authorities on Wednesday announced plans for a new scanning system that eliminates “passenger-specific images.”
Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole said the agency would begin installing new software on its scanners “designed to enhance privacy.”
The new software “will auto-detect items that could pose a potential threat using a generic outline of a person for all passengers,” the agency said…
Less than two months after the USS San Antonio was finally declared fit for duty all four of its engines are experiencing problems forcing it to be once again pulled from service.
The $2 billion San Antonio has been plagued by problems since being commissioned and has been out of fleet rotation for years.
It does not matter how much you loot the people to spend on the war makers; if the weapons sold by the war makers won’t work, then the war itself is already lost.
We need a new Truman Commission.
This clip below is from Vanity Fair, of all things. It claims that the ties of 9/11 to Saudi Arabia are not just notable, but makes the case that those connections were deliberately skirted by the Bush administration following the infamous false flag attack, throughout the investigation and that there could be something big to it.
Duh. But nice to see someone investigating this, and they do a pretty good job….maybe.
The MSM hardly EVER touches the fact that there are huge doubts about and gaping holes in the 9/11 NWO takeover exercise cover-up story. So what are they up to? …Ahh, mis-direction.
VIDEO – Rick Santelli Goes On A Deficit Rampage: “Gov’t Must Live Within Its Means! Now, Now, Now! Stop Spending Now!”
This is awesome – Santelli goes so crazy he almost loses it a few times demanding no new taxes and for the government to start spending within its means.
This one is really, really good.
Dennis Kucinich “Congress Takes Money From The American People And Gives It To War Profiteers And Wall Street!”
Video – Kucinich on the House Floor – July 14, 2011
Outstanding speech from last week, not previously posted.
“Convict him! He’s charged with holocaust crimes! Even innocence is no defense! He must be guilty, because Israel can never be seen to be wrong about anything connected to the holocaust!”
taly is wobbling. Spain is facing a fresh crisis. Even France doesn’t look like it is a secure member of the euro zone anymore. The storms swirling around Europe’s beleaguered single currency are growing by the day as the crisis moves in from the periphery into what can only be regarded as core Europe. The markets remain poised on a knife edge, fearful of the consequences of a full scale collapse.
And yet, the one thing that can’t be underestimated is the political will of Europe’s leaders to keep the euro alive. Three generations of politicians have staked their careers on closer European integration. They won’t give up without a fight.
Human rights lawyers are seeking an arrest warrant against a former CIA legal director who allegedly approved drone attacks in Pakistan that killed hundreds.
It’s claimed John Rizzo agreed on a list of people to be targeted by drone strikes – a practice which started in 2004 under the Bush administration.
Balance The Budget And Stop Playing Games – An open letter from Judge Andrew Napolitano to Speaker John Boehner
Eurozone debt crisis could prove ‘very costly’ for the world, warns IMF … The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged eurozone leaders to take immediate action over the region’s debt crisis, warning it could prove “very costly” for the world. If the crisis were to spread to the core euro area, this could have ‘major global consequences’, the IMF said. Europe’s policymakers must press on with deeper economic integration to “stay the course”, the global lender said ahead of Thursday’s crunch summit of eurozone leaders. – UK Telegraph
A new filing in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case includes a copy of the Ohio Secretary of State election production system configuration that was in use in Ohio’s 2004 presidential election when there was a sudden and unexpected shift in votes for George W. Bush.
Is anyone surprised that Bill O’Reilly slavishly defends Rupert Murdoch? Of course not — I’m pretty sure his employers have tattooed the word “tool” somewhere on his anatomy. You might be surprised at the stupidity of his rationale…wait, no, you won’t be. Nothing the “tide goes in, tide goes out” man says could be unexpectedly inane.
Editors Note: The idea that a East Anglia’s CRU is compelled to hire a public relations firm over questions regarding its scientific research is absurd. Their research should stand on its own.
Today brings news of the arrest of the managing director of a firm hired by the University of East Anglia’s CRU (Climatic Research Unit) to carry out “covert” operations (h/t reader Chu here). Neil Wallis of Outside Organisation was arrested today in connection with the spreading News of the World scandal.
And a strong motive for the US to invade and force the Iranians back to using the dollar for all oil transactions, like they did in Iraq.
New Zealand passports are “extremely valuable” and it is most likely four Israelis in Christchurch at the time of the February 22 quake were on an identity-theft mission, a political risk consultant says.
Israeli national Ofer Mizrahi was killed in the quake and the three friends he was with fled the country 12 hours later.
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed Mizrahi was carrying five passports but refused to go into further detail.
Better save a local copy of this page because John Key has issued a statement clearing Israel and all the New Zealand papers are obediently erasing the story of the Israeli spies, the uncredentialed “rescue” team from Israel and the five passports found on the body.
New Zealand just got a taste of what we have to live with here in the US.
Mishkin will live to regret the day he agreed to this interview.
The director nails him.
Remember how house prices were supposed to go up 10% forever?
One of the prime cheerleaders for that
fraud was Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.
“The Age of Turmoil – A Tumultuous Time in which Governments turn to Increasingly Desperate, Authoritarian Measures in Order to Maintain the Status Quo.”
The arrogance of this law is overwhelming. It would be as if the Saudi King issued a decree forbidding US grocery store chains to sell pork to Saudi citizens while on US soil. Crazy, right? Americans would be up in arms– who do those Saudi’s think they are, trying to control a US company on US soil?
Israeli secret service Mossad has been accused of conducting an intelligence gathering operation in the country, which was allegedly interrupted when a van used by the cell was crushed by masonry falling from a building.
It is claimed that a man, who died inside the wreckage, had five passports in his possession, and three surviving Israelis who were in the vehicle fled the country within 12 hours.
We reported yesterday that New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, was apparently trying to shield the Israeli spy ring.
Perhaps it is not too surprising that we find Key is of Jewish ancestry and is staunchly pro-Israel, having supported ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, because of Mubarak’s strong support of Israel!
Has Israel corrupted the entire world?
“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.” — US official quoted in Carl Cameron’s Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.
Israel wants you to hate the very people they claim do not even exist. Israel will not allow you to express love for those people.
Three missile ships and seven commando boats were sent to take over the tub known as the Dignite Al Karame yesterday, about 50 nautical miles from the shore.
At least 150 soldiers were sent to sea early in the morning to prevent the 10 civilian activists, the three crew members and the three journalists on the “freedom flotilla” from reaching Gaza’s port.
The Dignity carried no cargo at all, so Israel’s excuse that they are preventing material support to HAMAS (the elected government of Gaza) does not apply here.
A spokesman for the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement says the sect is Zionist in its support for Israel.
If I recall correctly, a Chabad House was the staging area for the Mumbai bombers!
Shit to fan “here I come”
Venezuela’s proven oil reserves have surpassed Saudi Arabia’s for the first time, making it the most oil-rich nation in the world, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
In its 2010-2011 Annual Statistical Bulletin, OPEC said Venezuela’s proven oil reserves spiked 40 percent in 2010 to reach 297 billion barrels. Saudi Arabia, the long-time leader in the category, had 265 billion barrels of proven reserves, according to the online report, which will be published in November.
In recent years, particularly since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), there seems to have been an increase in the amount of commentary espousing the rationing of healthcare for the elderly, chronically ill, and the handicapped. Ever since the allegation (correct as it was) that the Obama health plan contained rationing and “death panels,” there has been a strange flurry of both denial and simultaneous support of the concept of health care rationing for some of the most vulnerable members of society.
With this in mind, the recent editorial by David Brooks that was published in the New York Times, entitled Death and Budgets, should come as no surprise…
The PPJ Gazette
As Mommy and Daddy put little Timmy on the bus to school for his first day of Pre-Kindergarden, they were very confused. Why were those strangers running their hands down Timmy’s little backside? Why did they choose to fondle his “special places”? Oh well, they shrugged as they turned to go home and prepare for work, Timmy was in “Good Hands” even if it wasn’t a famous insurance company…
Ok, so, what do I think is happening here?
The Israeli state is an international terrorist organization that hijacks innocent people’s identities in order to carry out assassinations abroad.
There is a lot of speculation that identity theft was probably behind this situation in Christchurch. In case you don’t know, Mossad operations related to identity theft are an Israeli tradition in New Zealand.
This whole pie incident looks like a staged event to take the media focus off of the NewsCorp crimes being investigated, to build an artificial sympathy for Rupert Murdoch, and turn the news coverage into a babe-fest focused on Wendi.
Today marks the second anniversary of the great economic recovery, or so the economic experts and the Federal government have declared. The only problem is, those two segments of America’s population are among the small sliver of the country that has experienced a recovery. The rest of the American people are still mired in the Great Recession of 2009.
At the behest of Tel Aviv and Washington, Greek authorities stopped a small flotilla from sailing to Gaza in a challenge to Israel’s four-year blockade of the narrow strip of land and its 1.6 million people. Now, apologists for Israel’s right-wing Likud government are heaping scorn on the passengers, as Ray McGovern notes.
Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession [it’s worth noting that Swinton was called “The Dean of His Profession” by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A London gallery opened a photo exhibit Tuesday that allegedly shows innocent civilians killed by U.S. drone missile strikes in Pakistan’s tribal region along the Afghan border.
U.S. officials do not publicly acknowledge the CIA’s covert drone program, but they have said privately that the strikes harm very few innocents and are key to weakening al-Qaida and other militants.
“I have tried covering the important but uncovered and unreported truth about drone strikes in Pakistan: that far more civilians are being injured and killed than the Americans and Pakistanis admit,” said Noor Behram, a 39-year-old photographer who has worked with several international news agencies.
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (w)as Propaganda Created by the Mainstream Media (a la Murdoch) to Build Support for “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
When the former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare was found dead Monday at his home in Watford, north of London, the immediate response of the Hertfordshire police was to issue a public statement declaring his death to be “unexplained but not thought to be suspicious.”
The statement is at the very least extraordinary, and at worst sinister in its implications. Hoare is the man who broke silence on the corrupt practices at the News of the World and, most specifically, alleged that former editor Andy Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications, was fully aware of phone hacking that took place on an “industrial scale.”
Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Araby (file photo)
The secretary general of the Arab League has condemned Israel’s interception of a boat attempting to break the Gaza blockade, calling it an act of piracy.
“I strongly condemn the act of piracy on the high seas that the Israeli forces carried out today,” Nabil al-Araby said, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.
Israeli navy forces attacked the international boat, Oliva, run by human rights activists to monitor Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen, on Wednesday inflicting damage to it.
Sources in the marine police told the PIC reporter that the Israeli navy chased the boat then attacked it, adding that several international activists were onboard.
These dripping wet inquisitors achieved the impossible feat of making us feel sorry for Rupert Murdoch
Yesterday before the Home Affairs Committee, top policemen Stephenson and Yates were still doggedly defending their failure not merely to find bodies, but even to dig for them.
The ‘mates culture’ between police and the media underworld has been far too strong for far too long, and everybody in our trade knows it. It is extraordinary that almost a quarter of Scotland Yard’s entire staff of 45 press officers are ex-NoW employees.
“The government’s $2.5 trillion debt to Social Security is the real reason that so many politicians want to cut benefits. They are trying to find a way to avoid having to repay the looted money…. Given the fact that much of the surplus revenue from the 1983 payroll tax hike ended up in the pockets of the super rich in the form of income tax cuts, I propose a special tax on this group of taxpayers to recoup the missing Social Security money. The government used revenue from the Social Security payroll tax hike to fund tax cuts for the rich because that was where the money was. I think the government should recover the ‘embezzled’ money by taxing the rich.”
Murdoch’s scandal is just the latest version of the corporate media’s crimes. Remember the lie about Saddam’s nuclear weapons? Remember CNN having Pentagon propagandists working n the news room?
It isn’t just FOX that is crumbling. Public trust is shifting away from all of the corporate media and to the private citizens’ alternative media.
“Britain is now one of the most hated nations on earth thanks to our cosy association with US-Israeli ambitions in the Middle East.”
Yesterday, there was a UK hearing featuring father and son executives Rupert and James Murdoch over alleged phone hacking. The spectacle was covered wall-to-wall by most cable news outlets…
The Australian branch of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire will face “hard questions” in the wake of the phone hacking scandal in Britain, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said.
She said she was “disturbed” by revelations about his UK business.
The Greens, which hold the balance of power in the upper house, have called for a parliamentary inquiry into News Limited, Mr Murdoch’s Australian firm.
Prime Minister Netanyahu, speaking via satellite, and news commentator Glenn Beck encourage audience to think of themselves and Jews, Israelis, as one and the same.
Thus the presence of MacDonald’s in Israel is interesting. It entered the market very late (in the 1990s), thus it was forced to adapt to products introduced years before by local competitors. MacDonald’s Israel sells full sized hamburgers, not the cookie-sized meat patties sold in the States. Even so, it was accepted only due to its French fries, which were much better than those served by others.
“MacDonald’s Israel sells full sized hamburgers, not the cookie-sized meat patties sold in the States.”
Even the clown sucks up to Israel!
REAL scandal MPs ignore: As Murdoch grilling turns into farce, bankers get £14bn bonuses and IMF warns of euro meltdown
While Westminster fiddled over the phone-hacking frenzy, the European economy was burning last night.
World financial watchdogs issued an extraordinary warning of a global economic ‘earthquake’ triggered by the failure of many countries to get to grips with massive debts.
To add insult to injury, it emerged yesterday that those largely responsible for bringing Britain’s economy to its knees – bankers and finance workers – have scooped bonuses totalling £14billion this year.
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.
The technique, known as ‘pinging’ in the paper’s newsroom, is generally used only in terrorist cases or serious criminal investigations.
Sean Hoare, a former reporter at the News of the World, had established the location of a contact in Scotland by using the technique, The New York Times alleged.
Mr Hoare said the information came through Greg Miskiw, a former news editor. He suspected it was obtained from the police.
‘If you were told to find someone, Greg would sort it out. It would cost £300,’ Mr Hoare told The Guardian.
In April, fourteen of the nation’s biggest banks promised federal regulators they would stop robo-signing documents to foreclose on homes. This was part of a settlement to clean up the foreclosure mess caused by wild lending of the banks.
Nearly 8 months ago, the banks were caught red handed fraudulently creating fake documents because they lost track of the originals in the haze of creating mortgaged-backed securities. Why is this still going on? …
The world is just one misstep away from a complete financial, economic and geo-political meltdown.
Though the mainstream voices have calmed their reports of middle east conflict amid the debt ceiling and negative economic development in the US and Europe, military intervention in Iran has not been taken off the table.
It is our opinion that what we have seen in the middle east since 2002, including the destabilization of governments in the region over the last 12 months, is a precursor to a war that will eventually encompass the entire world.
Whether this goes critical in September, or at some time in the future, is of no matter. War is coming to the world, as it always does when the economies of empires collapse and national interests over resources collide.
In the US, remote-controlled drones are considered great tools in the war on terror. For years Washington has sent these high-tech weapons into western Pakistan, lauding their precision. But a local journalist says he has photographic evidence that civilians are often the victims.
The debt ceiling debate is providing plenty of opportunity for political theater in Washington. Proponents of raising the debt ceiling are throwing around the usual scare tactics and misinformation in order to intimidate opponents into accepting more debt and taxes. It is important to distinguish the truth from the propaganda.
First of all, politicians need to understand that without real change default is inevitable. In fact, default happens every day through monetary policy tricks. Every time the Federal Reserve engages in more quantitative easing and devalues the dollar, it is defaulting on the American people by eroding their purchasing power and inflating their savings away.
“Some issues,” the New York Times declared in an editorial on June 25, “require an unwavering stand. Preserving the role of law enforcement agencies in stopping and punishing terrorists is one of them. This country is not and should never be a place where the military dispenses justice, other than to its own.”
In this dystopian future, coming to America within months, if lawmakers are successful, anyone regarded as a terrorist must be held in military detention, where, it is planned, they may be subjected to abuse with impunity, and, if required, held forever without a trial and without any rights.
Ron Paul speaks about the national debt and how much we owe the Federal Reserve Bank for money they lent us that they never had.
This is the original footage from the documentary Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism, produced and directed by Robert Greenwald. The film, which has drawn attention for its pointed critique of Fox News, consists largely of interviews with former Fox employees and news guests.
The so-called Libyan “rebels” are on record having been funded and supported for nearly 3 decades by the United States and Britain in their bid to oust Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. The most recent rebellion after decades of terrorist campaigns, was literally directed out of both Washington and London via the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, with opposition leader Ibrahim Sahad pleading for foreign intervention against Qaddafi while sitting directly in front of the White House.
Stuart Littlewood argues that the rot in the British body politic goes much deeper than those whose reputations have been tarnished through complicity with Rupert Murdoch’s empire, and that the British people must mobilize to reclaim their institutions that have been hijacked by Israel’s stooges and agents of influence.
Danny Jowenko, Dutch demolition expert and (involuntary) whistle blower of the 9/11 bombings (watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877gr6xtQIc) was killed in a one-sided car accident in the village of Serooskerke, The Netherlands, on July 16th. For unknown reasons, his car veered off the road and hit a tree. He was killed instantly.
Judge Walker and his two co-panelists have issued punitive sanctions against April Gallop’s lawyers, including William Veale. Why? Because Gallop’s legal team made a motion to recuse Walker from judging a lawsuit against Bush II Administration Officials, accusing those officials of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks.
US aid spending in Somalia has fallen by 88 per cent, from more than £150m in 2008 to £13m this year.
A longtime nuclear whistleblower, as well as a new report from the nuclear watchdog agency, have shed light on some startling flaws at The Watts Bar Nuclear plant in Spring City, Tennessee.
The NRC report highlighted over 24 vulnerabilities after assessing the nations nuclear power plants after the Japanese earthquake and subsequent full scale nuclear disaster.
Ann Harris, a former Watts Bar employee and long time whistleblower, was interviewed during a CBS investigation.
In the interview she revealed startling information that the nuclear industry, as well as certain officials in the NRC, do not want you to hear.
Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Around 50 nautical miles off the coast, three Israeli missile ships and seven boats filled with masked commandos took over the boat called Dignite Al Karame yesterday.
The Al Karame had 10 civilians, 3 crew members, and three journalists aboard when it was raided by at least 150 soldiers, according to an Israeli journalist aboard the ship.
The activists were part of the second “freedom flotilla” that has attempted to break the illegal blockade on the people of Palestine enforced by the IDF.
The Dignite Al Karame was one of the few ships to make it even remotely close to the coast after several incidents of sabotage and even illegal, inhumane imprisonment of Americans attempting to join the flotilla…
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First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
fairness and a readiness to acknowledge
mistakes and apologize for them,journalists
should represent the governed, those without
power, those without information – and that
is no route to popularity with those who wield
power.” – Peter Cole, London Daily Mail.
the consequences can be catastrophic