Arben Nelku | 2 Apr 12:22 2010
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You’re Waging War Against Iran

You’re Waging War Against Iran

Tittle-tattles regarding the possibility of a military strike against Iran are being renewed these days. President Obama, to whom I still wonder why the Nobel Peace Prize has gone, is confessing that former President Bush was right in his belief that Iran poses a serious threat to the international community; Russia is cowardly retreating from its position, joining the rest of world’s tyrannical powers who favor the imposition of new sanctions against Iran; fueled up by Israel and AIPAC, American corporate media are laying the groundwork to prepare the public opinions forcefully, convincing them that Iran is the most dangerous country in the Middle East and should be disarmed as soon as possible, otherwise, it may attack Israel to wipe it off the map.

All of what’s happening right now resonates with the developments which we’ve been a witness to two years before the invasion of Iraq. New York Times is exactly replaying the unpleasant scenario it had devised to convince us that the late dictator Saddam Hussein has had Weapons of Mass Destruction. History is being repeated once again and Iran is now subject to a backbreaking, multilateral psychological warfare in addition to the previously-running economic embargo. The very fact that Iran is still standing on its own feet demonstrates the powerful will and strong capability of this nation; however, what’s really happening behind the scenes? What will happen if U.S. or its Middle East subordinate, Israel, attack Iran?

Who made Saddam out of Saddam?

Even a 7-year-old child could simply distinguish that Saddam Hussein, who was deplorably executed by the U.S. in 2006, was a marionette of the very same United States that waged and imposed the 8-year proxy war on the newborn Iran of post-revolution days, taking the life of more than 350,000 people human beings relentlessly. Comically, this is the very same United States that perpetually drums its commitment to “human” rights and brands the other countries human right violator. Weren’t those 350,000 Iranian people human beings?

In his 1991 book “The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq”, Kenneth R. Timmerman implies that U.S. should have sought a new puppet in the Middle East once its crony, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was ousted overnight by the Iranian people who could not tolerate their country being a pawn of the foreign powers: “Islamic revolution in Iran upset the entire strategic equation in the region. America’s principle ally in the Gulf, the Shah, was swept aside overnight, and no one else on the horizon could replace him as the guarantor of U.S. interests in the region”. So they sought refuge in Iraq’s dictator and promised to support him unconditionally, provided that the dictator also sticks to his pledge of paralyzing the Iranian revolution.

In 1982, Iraq was suddenly removed from the U.S.-fabricated list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, demonstrating the falsehood and baselessness of the list. At the outset, nobody figured out that what could lead a country to be qualified to the list of States not-Sponsoring Terrorism at once; however, everything made known progressively.

President Ronald Reagan dispatched Donald Rumsfeld as his special envoy to Saddam Hussein so as to restore ties with the former “State Sponsor of Terrorism”. Two cordial meetings between Rumsfeld and Saddam took place in 1983 and 1984 where they reached different agreement over the supports U.S. would provide to Iraq as to the artilleries, ballistic missiles, aviation facilities and intelligence services. Iraqi troops received tactical battlefield advice and advanced military training along with unconventional warfare schemes which were exclusive to U.S. Department of State doctrine of defense.

However, United States did not even spare sending chemical weapons to Iraq so as to be dropped on the roofs of human beings’ houses. This was another representation of United States’ commitment to human rights. In May 1994, a report by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee disclosed that “pathogenic (disease producing), toxigenic (poisonous), and other biological research materials were exported to Iraq pursuant to application and licensing by the U.S. Department of Commerce.”

A British expert of biological weapons and former UN inspector of chemical weapons to Iraq, David Kelly, confirmed that “Iraq purchased 8 strains of anthrax from the United States in 1985″.

Anyway, U.S. did whatever it was capable of, in order to fortify and strengthen a dictator who could never foresee, even in his dreams that will be shortly eradicated by the very people with whom he shook hands affectionately.

A 2003 May report by the “LA Weekly” published a list of 41 American companies that assisted Saddam in his mission to destroy Iran and bring down the Islamic Revolution which ended in the elimination of a U.S.-backed king. Interestingly, Caterpillar Inc, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Carl Zeiss and Phillips Exports were among these companies that the LA Weekly listed.

As an instance, NRM Corp. “supplied $3,310,485 worth of tire-manufacturing machines and $950,000 worth of presses and accessories to Iraq’s State Establishment for Heavy Engineering Equipment”. One may wonder whether Saddam could have practically employed all of the facilities, apparatuses and facilities he received from a total of 150 foreign companies, introduced by the German newspaper “Die Tageszeitung”; however, the conclusion might be that the Western world consciously elevated Saddam to the position of an invincible and indomitable tyrant and then decided to being him down all at once.

The story of Iran

Iran is a different country. It endeavors to maintain its difference and distinctiveness. Iranian people don’t need a foreign supremacist to decide for them. Even if a devastating civil war happens in Iran and different political parties quarrel with together severely, they won’t for good seek refuge in foreign saviors to help them, because the history of Iran’s developments demonstrates the fact that foreign powers have not ever come to Iran with goodwill and pure intention. A relentless enemy which is already busy with the bloodshed it has mounted in Palestine possesses 200 nuclear warheads that are targeted towards Iran while the “human rights” activists continue keeping silent.

Iran is a country of peace. Literature and culture is intertwined with every piece of Iranian citizen’s life. Iran is home to one of the world’s ancient civilizations along with Roman Empire and Hellenic Empire. I’m personally opposed to any kind of weaponry; whether it’s chemical, nuclear whatsoever. If all of the countries in the world put their military and armed forces aside, no war will take place and nobody will lose his life; however, we all now that such austere statements can be exclusively the ambitions of a primary school student who sees his surrounding word with the eyes of innocence and purity. If Israel’s “right of existence” and “right to self-defense” is important, then Iran’s right of “peace and tranquility” is important, as well.

As John Pilger implies in his recent article, go and seek the nuclear stockpiles of Israel, not Iran, because you don’t find anything of worth in the nuclear power plants of Iran; nevertheless, if you are adventurous and are highly interested in excitement, Israel has much more to offer to you.

Notes/Sources:

The above article was written by Kourosh Ziabari;entitled: “You’re Waging War Against Iran“.The article can be found on CounterCurrents.


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Arben Nelku | 2 Apr 12:31 2010
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Mumbai Terrorist Was US Agent

Mumbai Terrorist Was US Agent

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Posted by sakerfa on April 1, 2010

 

(JBS) – After terrorist conspirator and “former” U.S. government agent David Coleman Headley received promises of leniency and extradition protection from American prosecutors for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, speculation about his true masters was set ablaze as outrage erupted across India.

 

Headley — a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent and the son of a Pakistani diplomat — pled guilty to various criminal charges on March 18 in connection with his terrorist activities in India, Pakistan and Denmark. He is reportedly “cooperating” with investigators.

 

In exchange, the government vowed not to allow foreign authorities to question him or subject him to trial. Prosecutors also agreed not seek the death penalty, and he may not even serve a life sentence. Links to U.S. intelligence agencies will remain classified. And his guilty plea ensures that there will be no drawn-out trial that could publicly reveal any relationships with various intelligence agencies — most notably, the Central Intelligence Agency-linked Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence.

 

Headley admitted in the plea bargain that he helped plan the bloody massacre by conducting surveillance and selecting targets, gathering GPS coordinates for the terrorist team’s boat landing along the coast, and more. He was also helping to plan an attack on a Danish cartoonist. And while the Federal Bureau of Investigation was given almost 10 hours to question the only surviving attacker in India, a team of Indian investigators who traveled to the U.S. to interrogate Headley was turned away.

 

The plea deal and the lack of American cooperation immediately sparked fury and despair in India, as the U.S. is reportedly bound by treaty to surrender Headley to Indian authorities. It also fueled accusations in the media that Headley still may have been linked to the American or Pakistani governments in some capacity. He began his terrorist training around the time that he was working for the U.S. government. But the connections, however, remain shrouded in mystery.

 

The terrorist group he was known to be working with —the ISI-linked Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba— carried out the devastating Mumbai attack in November of 2008 that dominated headlines around the world. The terrorists rampaged through the city with machine guns and grenades, leaving over 150 dead and hundreds more wounded. And as it turns out, the terrorist group was actually created with the help of Pakistan’s secret services, which have well-known ties to the American Central Intelligence Agency and other government agencies.

 

“The LeT’s close links with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are legion and it is inconceivable that such a massive operation — with huge international ramifications and the potential to trigger war with India – could have been undertaken without the knowledge of the ISI, headed by General Ashfaq Parvez Kiani, the present army chief, from October 2004 until October 2007,” wrote M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian ambassador who served in Pakistan, the Soviet Union and Afghanistan, among other assignments.

 

Along with many prominent Indians, Bhadrakumar strongly condemned Headley’s plea agreement in the press. “The deal enables the US government to hold back from formally producing any evidence against Headley in a court of law that might have included details of his links with US intelligence,” he wrote in the article for Asia Times. “Headley’s links with the US intelligence will now remain classified information and the Pakistani nationals involved in the Mumbai attacks will get away scot-free.”

 

He also noted that the Obama administration was “behaving very strangely” and that it had something “extremely explosive” to hide. “The speculation gaining respectability in Delhi is that Washington knew in advance about the Mumbai attack and deliberately chose not to pass on details to Delhi,” the ambassador noted in the piece, entitled ‘A spy unsettles US-India ties.’ “Clearly, the Obama administration was apprehensive that Headley might spill the beans if the Indians got hold of him and the trail could then lead to his links with the CIA, the LeT and the Pakistani military.”

 

Headley’s involvement with the U.S. government began when he was caught trafficking heroin. To reduce his sentence, the DEA convinced him to work as an undercover agent in Pakistan. And in exchange for his cooperation, he only served two years. After 9/11, the agency worked closely with other government outfits, and they were forced to share information. So anti-terror operations had to have been aware of Headley’s activities. These facts have led Indians to conclude that he was, in fact, still working for American intelligence.

 

“Many Indians are convinced that Mr. Headley is a CIA agent, perhaps gone rogue, and that the U.S. intransigence represents an attempt to shield him and his past activities from scrutiny,” said writer Akash Kapur in a piece published by the New York Times. Another New York Times piece, entitled ‘American Scout for Mumbai Attacks Was Jokingly Called ‘Agent Headley’ by Friends,’ points out that Indians who knew Headley had long suspected that he worked for the CIA.

 

“I had a hunch then and I have a hunch now that he was an American agent of some sort,” Headley’s Indian friend Rahul Bhatt told Channel 4 News. “I nicknamed him Agent Headley. I thought, and I suggested to him, that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, and he used to not like it.” Apparently, Headley even “begged” Bhatt to stop calling him “Agent Headley” in public.

 

An important former Indian government and counterterrorism official was blunt with his conclusions as well. “The mishandling by the US is due to its anxiety to prevent a public admission of the US intelligence community’s links with him and to protect Pakistan from the legal consequences of its role in the 26/11 terrorist strikes,” noted security analyst Bahukutumbi Raman, a former top counter-terrorism official with India’s foreign intelligence service.

 

“The plea bargain entered into by the FBI with Headley last week has created strong suspicions in India that the FBI wants to avoid a formal trial of Headley and was reluctant to allow Indian investigators to interrogate him because Headley was a deep penetration agent of the US intelligence,” he added. Raman explained that Headley “was not a double agent, but a quadruple agent.” He also allowed for the possibility that Headley may have gone horribly “out of control.”

 

Speculation about the U.S.-agent-turned terrorist continues to run rampant in the Indian press. But how much is really known? In court documents, Headley’s associates are referred to simply as A, B, C and D. So the truth about Headley may never be known to the public. And while that is a veritable tragedy, the truth must still be sought. The theories remain as varied as they are numerous, but the secrecy and strange deals seem to confirm people’s suspicions that their governments are totally out of control and out of touch with the citizenry. Pakistan and India have even moved their “proxy war” into U.S.-occupied Afghanistan, complicating matters even further.

 

But there are several lessons to be learned from the tragedy and its fallout. For the Indians, be much more careful when “cooperating” with “allies.” Also, examine your own government carefully — many of the theories surrounding the attack involve cooperation of at least some Indian officials.

 

Even more importantly, the government must respect the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The terrorists stormed through the city unhindered — slaughtering everyone in their path — for more than two days! As famed Indian pacifist Mohandas Gandhi wrote in his autobiography: “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” And still, decades after independence, the government continues its counterproductive and dangerous policy of keeping law-abiding people disarmed, and therefore, easy targets.

 

For Americans, there are serious implications too. If the federal government would stick to the Constitution and quit meddling in foreign nations, these sorts of issues would not even crop up. The anti-American animosity and suspicion built up around the world would not exist. “Blowback” would not threaten American citizens and interests around the world. And the billions of dollars saved could be returned to the citizenry. So for the sake of U.S. taxpayers, victims of terrorism around the world and all of the casualties of the “war on terror,” it’s time for some serious changes in American foreign policy. The people must hold the government accountable, or the tragic consequences — death, oppression and confusion — will continue to mount.

 

Alex Newman is an American freelance writer and the president of Liberty Sentinel Media, Inc., a small media consulting firm. He is currently living in Sweden and has spent most of his life in Latin America, Europe and Africa. He has a degree in foreign languages and speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and a little Swedish and Afrikaans. In addition, he earned a degree in journalism from the University of Florida, with emphasis on economics and international relations.

 

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Expose deception by the Zionist controlled Goverment & Media ( The Other Side Of the News!!!)

Expose deception by the Zionist controlled Goverment & Media ( The Other Side Of the News!!!)

Dead because of a lie. Dead because selfish people in government wanted a war and lied to get one, aided by selfish people in the media WHO TOOK MONEY FROM Goverment TO LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. The government and the media traded the blood of these young 




Atheists are believers who hate God, says Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen

The absence of belief is not a belief.

Equating atheism with belief is like calling "barefoot" a type of shoe.

All of this tortured logic and spin is, of course, an attempt by the Vatican to pull the focus off of the real issue, which is the epidemic of molested children and the subsequent cover-up.

Apr0117:54

Mark Twain on the Bible and Religion

...a God who could make good children as easily a bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave is angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice, and invented hell--mouths mercy, and invented hell--mouths Golden Rules and foregiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people, and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts

Apr0117:52

Rational thoughts from a religious skeptic. — Mark Twain

The Christian’s Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same; but the medical practice changes… The world has corrected the Bible. The church never corrects it; and also never fails to drop in at the tail of the procession — and take the credit of the correction. During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. the Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after eight hundred years, gathered up its halters, thumb-screws, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood.

Apr0117:50

Mark Twain quotations - Religion

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion--several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven. - "The Lowest Animal"

I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain in Eruption

Apr0117:06

Israel pounds Gaza with missiles

The Israeli military said it had targeted weapons storage facilities in the central Gaza Strip, in Gaza City in the north and the southern Gaza Strip, all in response to rockets fired from Gaza.

Late on Thursday and just two hours before the air strikes, the military said a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza had landed in an open area of southern Israel.

There was no claim of responsibility for the rocket, which caused no casualties.

Okay folks, here is a question: Do you really think that in 20 years the Palestinians haven't figured out a way to have these rockets actually hit something useful? (And by the way there was only one rocket last Wednesday.) And if the Palestinians have a rocket (a firework really) that doesn't hit anything useful and does not cause any damage, why would they even fire it, knowing that this will give Israel the excuse to come in with all their modern weapons (paid for by the US tax payer) and start blowing up what little the Gazan people have left to live on?

Or does it really make much more sense that these totally useless and ineffective rockets are just a propaganda device by Israel's agents-provocateurs to justify a renewal of the military efforts to push the Palestinians off of what is left of their lands?

Apr0116:50

Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes have carried out at least 13 air strikes on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources have told the BBC.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Four of the strikes took place near the town of Khan Younis, where two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with Palestinian fighters last week.

The Israeli strikes are the most serious for more than a year, says the BBC's Jon Donnison from Jerusalem.

Apr0116:34

Damn it? Pretty Please!

As long as you are not a Palestinian you could almost make an argument that the Middle East game of “Smoke and Mirrors” is actually amusing. Again, it is only amusing if you do not have to actually witness and deal with the nasty end of the Israel stick on a daily basis. For those that do, the Palestinians and all of their friends and neighbors in that part of the world...

Apr0116:02

Israeli planes and helicopters bomb Gaza targets

Israeli planes and helicopters carried out at least seven missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, causing damage and slightly wounding two children, Palestinian witnesses and officials said. They said four air strikes took place in open areas near the central town of Khan Younis, the site of a deadly clash last week between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen.

Two caravans were destroyed there in Friday's attack but there were no casualties, officials said. A fifth missile hit a cheese factory in Gaza City, setting it on fire, witnesses and Hamas officials said. Hospital officials said two children were injured by flying debris.

Helicopters struck twice in the central refugee camp of Nusseirat, destroying a metal foundry. There were no casualties.

"Terrorists eat cheese!" -- Tel Aviv

Apr0115:19

Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes carried out at least five missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian witnesses said.

Apr0115:17

Officials: Low census returns could hurt Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas elected officials today said they're concerned about low census response rates in parts of the state and urged residents to return their census forms as soon as possible.

Apr0114:53

A Rare Voice Of Courage: Journalist Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy: Zionism has many meanings. For sure, the common concept of Zionism includes the occupation, includes the perception that Jews have more rights in Palestine than anyone else, that the Jewish people are the chosen people, that there can’t be equality between Jews and Arabs, Jews and Palestinians. All those beliefs which are very basic in current Zionism, I can’t share them. In this sense, I can define myself as an anti-Zionist.

Apr0114:42

The Lobby vs. America

As I listened to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address an animated crowed of supporters on March 22, I felt physically sick. The man has already displayed time and again a complete lack of moral sense or ethical framework in his words and actions. In his recent arguments, he once again twisted history, manipulated facts and fabricated his own selective, self-interested and highly questionable narrative. Netanyahu, a colonialist from a faraway land, also had the audacity to convince himself and a few others that he had legal, moral and historic rights over my land. While I am the son of a Palestinian family rooted in Palestine since time immemorial, Netanyahu is the son of an immigrant from Lithuania. While he giddily robs more Palestinian land in Jerusalem, I live in exile.

Apr0114:40

You're Waging War Against Iran

Tittle-tattles regarding the possibility of a military strike against Iran are being renewed these days. President Obama, to whom I still wonder why the Nobel Peace Prize has gone, is confessing that former President Bush was right in his belief that Iran poses a serious threat to the international community; Russia is cowardly retreating from its position, joining the rest of world's tyrannical powers who favor the imposition of new sanctions against Iran; fueled up by Israel and AIPAC, American corporate media are laying the groundwork to prepare the public opinions forcefully, convincing them that Iran is the most dangerous country in the Middle East and should be disarmed as soon as possible, otherwise, it may attack Israel to wipe it off the map.

Apr0113:52

Global Warming Is a Joke, But Its Propaganda Is No Laughing Matter

Little dismisses ClimateGate as about a “small handful of scientists.” As I’ve explained before, and has Ed Morrissey has compiled, the scandal reaches far beyond East Anglia University—we have since learned plenty of troubling things about the poor standards, selective measurements, biased work, and intellectual intolerance that tarnishes not just their work, but the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NASA’s Goddard Institute, and the United Nations’ very own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, earlier today Morrissey blogged about how NASA’s numbers are in even worse shape than we feared

Apr0113:51

Why I’m Converting to Catholicism

Sticky, flat wafers, be damned! I’m going to confession and getting some rosary beads. The Redhead has found her calling, as she likes getting into boys’ pants as much as this organized bastion for sin. I mean, seriously – this dude, The Pope, is a guy I want to work for. He’s a talented dude! Not only can he turn a blind eye towards indiscretions while managing the largest real estate holding organization in the world, but he’s not intimidated by “petty gossip” that alludes to his employees. Damn straight, Pope Baby – you shut ‘em up and I get ‘em to sign-up. The Redhead and The Pope? An unbeatable combination of management and rationalization. Let’s review the top five reasons to convert to Catholicsm today:

Apr0113:45

Arrest The Pope

Apr0113:39

CLIMATEGATE - spiegel: peter webster only person with phil jones data: says its rubbish

While amateur climatologist McIntyre spent years begging in vain for the raw data, Webster eventually managed to convince Jones to send them to him. He is the only scientist to date who has been given access to the data. "To be honest, I'm shocked by the sloppy documentation," Webster told SPIEGEL.

Unnoticed by the public, Webster has spent several months searching for inconsistencies in the Jones curve. For example, it has been known for some time that there are noticeable jumps in ocean temperature readings. The reason for the inconsistencies is that, beginning in the 1940s, water temperature was no longer measured in buckets filled with seawater, but at the intake valves for the water used to cool ship engines.

Apr0113:31

Geithner: Pickpocketing Trillions from the People to Give to the Oligarchy Was "Deeply Unfair", But We ... Um ... Had To

Tim Geithner told the Today Show that:

It's "deeply unfair" that some financial institutions that got taxpayer-paid bailouts are emerging in better shape from the recession than millions of ordinary Americans.

Geithner also argued that President Barack Obama had no choice when confronted with a financial crisis.

"As the president has said, we had to do some very unpopular things," Geithner said. "People looked at what had happened."

"It's not fair. It's deeply unfair," he said. "He (Obama) had to decide whether he was going to act to fix it or stand back ... and that would have been calamitous for the American economy."

There are only a couple of minor inaccuracies in Geithner's statements:

* The government hasn't done anything to fix the economy

Apr0113:28

Chechen rebel Doku Umarov claims responsibility for Moscow blasts

A Chechen militant leader claimed responsibility last night for sending “Black Widow” suicide bombers into the Moscow Metro as the head of Russia’s Security Council accused Georgia of backing terrorism in his country.

Doku Umarov said that he had personally ordered the attacks at Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations that killed 39 people on Monday. In a video posted on a Chechen separatist website, he warned that more were planned.

Apr0113:27

"Fabrication" or "Lie" in the IPCC AR4 WGI

Ross McKitrick, an economist at the University of Guelph, has written an interesting and troubling essay about his misadventures in trying to correct via publication in the peer reviewed literature a statement in the IPCC AR4 WGI report that he characterizes as a "fabrication" or a "lie" (here as a PDF). Whatever you might think about Professor McKitrick or his academic work, the accuracy of his claim that the IPCC published an obvious misrepresentation of his work should be without doubt, as you can read for yourself in his essay. The misrepresentation is straightforward and obvious, and I agree that the terms "fabrication" or "lie" in this context are not too strong. If anyone reading has an argument to the contrary (such as "innocent mistake"), I'd love to hear it.

Apr0113:26

Mexican Drug Gangs Attack Army Bases Near the Border

Drug gangs in Mexico have attacked two army bases in a serious escalation in the country's drug war...

Apr0113:24

A Superstorm for Global Warming Research

Plagued by reports of sloppy work, falsifications and exaggerations, climate research is facing a crisis of confidence. How reliable are the predictions about global warming and its consequences? And would it really be the end of the world if temperatures rose by more than the much-quoted limit of two degrees Celsius?

Apr0113:23

UK Parliamentary Report busts all climate scientists

The UK Parliamentary Committee was always going to be a whitewash. They put no skeptics on the committee; they interviewed no skeptics; they didn’t ask Steven McIntyre to speak. They tried to put people on the committee like Phillip Campbell, who had already pronounced it was a done deal and ClimateGate was a non-event, but were forced to settle for people who were more covertly sympathetic: “impartial” people like committee chairman Phil Willis, who had already made up his mind in January and announced it in the Telegraph:

Apr0113:23

Destroying America with the EPA's Carbon Lies

Lisa Jackson, Obama’s EPA director, has just announced the agency’s new auto regulations of gas mileage based on global warming. In addition, the agency asserts the right to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act.

There is absolutely no scientific justification for this and, indeed, many observers believe the EPA lacks the legal authority regarding its stance on CO2.

There is NO need to limit greenhouse gas emissions because there is NO “global warming.”

Apr0112:22

2010 US Census Warning: Authorities Seizing Personal Property, Issuing Code Violations

Apr0112:18

BASE CAMP 2010

Base Camp 2010 will be held April 2, 3, and 4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 2010.
Veterans and friends are cordially invited to attend Base Camp 2010. The purpose of Base Camp is to provide a location for veterans and friends to assemble and share camaraderie. Live music and entertainment is provided on Saturday night. FREE ADMISSION

Apr0112:17

CLIMATEGATE - Global Warming hype what's it's for.

Apr0112:16

FLASHBACK - More Controversy Surrounds Father Eric Swearingen

There are more demands tonight for a Fresno priest accused of child molestation to leave the ministry. A Southern California woman who says she is a survivor of priest abuse is protesting Bishop John Steinbock's decision not to suspend Father Eric Swearingen.

Mary Grant claims she was raped by a priest as a teenager growing up in Orange County. Now, she's the Western Director of SNAP, or Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Grant is demanding Bishop John Steinbock remove Father Eric Swearingen from the priesthood. Mary Grant says, "To allow that parish to be placed at risk of abuse is inconceivable; he needs to be removed immediately."

Apr0112:15

Former Cleveland Catholic Diocese priest begins jail sentence for sexual offense

A former priest of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese reported Monday to Lorain County Jail where he began a 90-day sentence for having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy in 1997.

Patrick O'ConnorThe Rev. Patrick O'Connor, 52, who had ministered at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Euclid, St. Jude in Elyria and St. Joseph in Cuyahoga Falls, pleaded guilty in September to corruption of a minor.

He was originally charged with sexual battery, which carries a five-year prison sentence, but a plea bargain reduced the crime.

Apr0112:14

FLASHBACK - Archdiocese Reinstates Controversial Priest After Vatican Ruling

Raymond Larger in court Monday, after he was found not guilty
A Roman Catholic priest who was fined for soliciting sex in a park and later acquitted of separate charges that he raped a boy has been reinstated, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Thursday.

The move came after the Vatican reviewed the case and gave approval for the Rev. Raymond Larger to be returned to active duties.

Apr0112:10

Pope willing to excommunicate Catholic Priests accused of pedophilia, turn them over to authorities

In a surprising, yet reassuring turn of events, Pope Benedict XIV, the head of the Catholic Church has announced that he is willing to excommunicate any and all Catholic Priests who have been rightfully accused of pedophilia while in service to the Catholic Church.

"It is my sworn duty to uphold the tenets of the faith which rest securely on the never changing, holy scripture, which speaks succinctly, yet passionately, against sexual sin within the body of Christ." Pope Benedict wrote in a letter addressed to "Fellow Catholics, Christians, and citizens of this great planet."

Well, it sounds wonderful, and yes child molesters should go to jail. But this flip-flop, in which the same guy who covered up priestly sexual crimes for thirty years is now throwing same to the wolves to save himself, demonstrates that the church does change, which means there are no "eternal tenets"; only what is expedient for the moment.

In other words, the Pope just showed the world that the Catholic church, far from being an eternal and unchanging moral standard for the world, are just ordinary guys, a bunch of dirty old men doing what they please until they got caught.

Yes, throwing the priests into jail will possibly curtail the problem for the moment, but the real principle here is that if indeed the church represents some kind of divine moral authority, the problem should have never happened in the first place. The Pope may escape lawyers, but the church has destroyed its own image as a moral authority.

Apr0111:57

What You Didn't Know About the Popes of Rome -

Under Leo X (1513-21) – who cursed and excommunicated Martin Luther - specific prices were enumerated by the Roman Chancery for every imaginable crime. For instance, a deacon accused of murder could be absolved for 20 crowns. Once pardoned, he could not be prosecuted by civil authorities. Two hundred years earlier, John XXII had done much the same thing, setting prices for crimes ranging from incest to sodomy.

Apr0111:53

ZIOBONICS….. SEDER vs SEGER

Seder is the traditional Passover Festive meal….

Seger is the traditional closure on the West Bank during Jewish Festivals….

Apr0111:51

NEW YORKERS PROTEST THE UGLINESS OF ISRAELI BEAUTY PRODUCTS

“Don’t shop here for Ahava lotion,
Human rights are a better notion.”
“Ahava, you can’t hide,
We can see your dirty side.”
Chants at the demonstration at Ricky’s NYC

Apr0111:51

Moscow metro: 19 black widows could launch fresh attacks

Nineteen "black widow" female suicide bombers trained by an Islamist terrorist known as "the Russian Bin Laden" remain at large and may launch fresh attacks on Moscow, Russian investigators have warned.

Why do I get the feeling this is Israel's doing in response to Russia not going along with sanctions against Iran?

Apr0111:49

Israeli gunmen invade Palestinian buildings

Armed Israel settlers have invaded Palestinian-owned buildings and lands designated by the Palestinian Authority for the construction of the first centrally-planned Palestinian town called Rawabi.

Around 60 settlers associated with the group “Youth for the Land of Israel” attempted to take over the area hanging Israeli flags on the buildings.

Apr0111:49

Russia: two suicide bombers kill 12 in Dagestan

Two suicide bombers including one impersonating a police officer have killed at least 12 people and injured 18 others in the southern Russian province of Dagestan on Wednesday, officials said.

Why do I get the feeling this is Isreal's doing in response to Russia not going along with sanctions against Iran?

Apr0111:49

Prosecutor: Undercover FBI agent infiltrated militia

An undercover federal agent infiltrated a Christian militia group that authorities say plotted to incite violent revolt, and the agent built explosives under the direction of the group's suspected ringleader, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

So, the FBI informant actually built the bombs, without which there is no crime.

Apr0111:47

Navarro-Valls on the Abuse Crisis

The Holy See press office director under John Paul II, Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, has today criticized the media for “a raging phobia” against the Church over pedophilia while ignoring the problem in the rest of society which he says is widespread.

This is the "everyone fucks children - get off our back" defense.

Catholics have spared no pains to flood my mailbox with emails reminding me that the Talmud condones sex with children. There is also an organization, NAMBLA, which also has an agenda favoring sex with children.

Now, it occurs to me that all three entities, Talmudists, NAMBLAns, and Catholics might be screwing little children, but only two of them, Talmudists and NAMBLA, are honest and up front about what they want.

What is fueling the rage against the Catholic Church is that they are saying one thing but doing something entirely different, and when caught breaking not only their own declared rules but the civil laws as well, held themselves to be above the laws and covered up the scandals for decades.

It's that "Holier than thou" attitude and the hypocrisy it conceals that has really pissed people off. And the Pathetic spin being put forward is only making matters worse.

Apr0111:42

Slavoj Žižek: Beware the ‘true friends of the idea of ascent’

During the recent healthcare “debate” in the US, advocates of universal coverage were ridiculed as silly dreamers. ‘Given the current political/socio-economic climate’ – so the thinking goes – ‘the idea of covering every man woman and child is so completely implausible that anyone who demands it is guilty of impeding critical progress. If the passage of this reform covers more of society’s underprivileged, it’s a WIN for progressives’, they say. [...] By this line of reasoning striking down a crappy bill and taking a few steps back down the mountain is seen as irrational and inhumane. But as Slavoj Zizek argues in the passage above, these “true friends of the idea of ascent” aren’t really worth listening to.

Apr0111:21

Synapse on a Chip

The memristor — the so-called “missing link of electronics” memory technology that can change its resistance in varying levels — has been around on paper for nearly 40 years. However it wasn’t until 2010 that a group at the University of Michigan led by Dr. Wei Lu demonstrated that it can be used to build brain-like computers in a paper just published in Nano Letters.

All the inaccuracies of an analog computer at the speed of digital circuitry!

Seriously, you can simulate a neuron with present day technology if you realize that a neuron is not a simple wire but a a tiny processor; a "state-machine" with a bus width of however many neurotransmitters it responds to (about 56 for the normal human brain.)

Apr0111:17

CNN Loses Half Its Viewers In A Year

CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.

Apr0111:10

CA Banks: Who Are They Working For?

Does it seem right to you that a state's ability to stay afloat should be the stuff of secretive betting pools? That's just what's happening. While states like California struggle to pay their teachers, librarians and cops, traders are gambling -- by buying credit default swaps -- on the fate of our biggest state. And that's just half the story.

The very same banks that sell and profit off the swaps, at the same time underwrite and price the state's assets -- their municipal bonds. That means that even as JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup deal out the bonds that the state issues to raise cash, they're making money, separately, on the risks involved. They get their fees coming and going.

Apr0111:09

KV Pharmaceutical fires 42% of staff

KV Pharmaceutical Co. continued its purge of employees Wednesday to lower operating costs, handing out pink slips to 289 employees, company officials said.

"Look, we're sorry, but the "when pigs fly" flu didn't turn out to be the huge money-maker we were counting on!

Apr0111:07

St. Louis priest admits child porn, seeking sex with teen

The former pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, in south St. Louis, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of possessing child pornography, and admitted that he tried to pay for sex with a 16-year-old girl.

The Rev. James Patrick Grady, 58, was nabbed in an FBI pedophile sting last summer, in which he had agreed to pay $80 for oral sex. Investigators later discovered child porn on his laptop computer, which had been purchased by his parish.

Something the people who tossed in those coins to the collection plates should be thinking about right now!

Apr0111:04

Tarred and Feathered speed van

Here at WRH we use the phrase "tar and feathers" in a metaphorical sense as being a traditional American expression of displeasure at tax collectors and oafish tyrants. We do not actually encourage people to really go out and apply tar and feathers to government goons, no matter what kind of assholes they may be.

We are, however, strongly inclined to giggle and applaud when it does happen!

Apr0110:49

Great-grandmother given an electronic tag and curfew for selling a goldfish to a 14 year-old

A great-grandmother has been ordered to wear an electronic tag for breaching new animal welfare laws by selling a goldfish to a 14 year-old boy.

Joan Higgins, a pet shop owner, was caught selling the fish to the teenager in a 'sting' operation by council officials. She was then prosecuted in an eight month court process estimated to have cost the taxpayer more than £20,000.

Under new animal welfare laws, passed in 2006, it is it illegal to sell goldfish to under 16s. Offenders can be punished with up to 12 months in prison.

Torture humans? No problem!!

Invade non-aggressive countries, and kill innocents? No problem!!

Sell a goldfish to a 14 year-old? Slap 'em with a ten week curfew, an electronic tag, and 1750 in fines.

Apr0110:41

EVEN DEAD PALESTINIANS ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT BY THE ZIONISTS

Rabbi Marvin Hier’s Los Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is building a $150 million branch in Jerusalem. The Museum, whose mission is confronting “global anti-Semitism, extremism, hate … and promoting unity and respect among Jews and people of all faiths,” is being built atop part of the Mamilla Muslim cemetery, some of whose burials date to the 11th century.

This is not mere callous indifference to the dead. A Muslim cemetery dating back to the 11th Century is a reminder that Israel are the newcomers to this land they claim is eternally theirs.

Apr0110:41

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN AMERICAN MAD?

You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

Apr0110:30

Paul Krugman Government will save a lot of money with death panels.

Here is how the government plans to get itself out of the financial mess it is in.

Starting back in the Clinton administration, the cash build-up in Social Security, intended to cover the retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, was looted in order to cover the then-already out of control Federal budget. This was called a "loan", but the loan was made during a period claimed to be an economic boom time, which means there was never going to be an economy generating enough tax revenues to repay that loan any time soon, and sure enough, in the present economy, repayment of this "loan" is impossible.

Now the US Government, like the Vatican, operates from behind an imposed illusion of infallibility. The President, like the Pope, cannot admit error lest the sheep lose faith and stop tossing money into those collection plates/1040 forms. Anything bad that happens gets blamed on Satan or Iran, while credit is taken for anything good that happens. Both institutions charge money to intercede with nature, promising escapes from death and global warming (in exchange for obedience and a fee),and both attack critics as heretics and dissidents.

So, like the Pope trying to deal with the sexual abuse case the US Government finds itself in a box. It has embezzled and spent the retirement fu8nds of millions of Americans, But because of the illusion of infallibility the government cannot admit the cupboard is bare. Clearly, the government's financial woes would be greatly diminished if the vast majority of elderly Americans did not survive long enough to demand their full Social Security benefits.

Which is the real meaning behind the observation that the death panels will save the government a huge amount of money.

Apr0110:21

Cops vs. Kids

It is to be expected that two adults could figure out how to restrain a rampaging 10-year-old without striking or electrocuting him. This feat was beyond the competence of two police officers from Martinsville, Indiana, who were put on paid vacation after they physically assaulted a troubled 10-year-old and then shot him with a Taser.

Apr0110:19

We Spoke Loudly...But It Didn't Matter At All

Beholden to a handful of financial oligarchs, congressional democrats passed Obamacare, over the opposition of millions of Americans, while republicans in Washington kept the left/right paradigm alive by pretending to oppose the new Healthcare "Reform" Bill.

With the plutocrats of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel in control of all US intelligence agencies, democratic senators and congress-persons had little fear of being voted out of office, when voting for Obamacare, no matter how much their constituents opposed that legislation. You see, its the Cartel's intelligence agents who implement electronic voting machines, that "elect" Cartel minions to congress. And, we the people can go ... well, we can go on pretending we live in a democratic country.

Apr0110:15

Washington Post Article Authenticating Ryder Truck Photos at Camp Gruber-Braggs

Washington Post Article Authenticating Ryder Truck Photos at Camp Gruber-Braggs

Here is the article in its entirety from the Washington Post June 14th 1997.

Many Militia Groups Scale Back, Distance Themselves From McVeigh

Though he hoped to spark an armed revolution, Timothy J. McVeigh ended up weakening the anti-government militia movement, whose visible membership has declined since the Oklahoma City bomber’s capture and trial, experts who monitor extremism said yesterday. Militia members expressed a cool indifference about McVeigh’s fate, saying he stigmatized their cause and is no martyr.

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Apr0110:11

Teacher could face death sentence for rape charge

A Quran teacher faces a possible death sentence after he was charged with raping a student and presenting child pornography to him.

Apr0110:07

A Magnetic Field Applied to the Brain Can Alter People's Sense of Morality

Studies have shown that the right temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) lights up with activity when we engage in moral judgments like evaluating the intentions of another person, indicating the region is important to making moral decisions. But while we like to think we're very consistent in our morality, the MIT team showed that an electromagnetic field applied to the scalp impairs our ability to evaluate the intentions of others, leaving us with little by which to hand down a moral judgment.

We need to degauss the Vatican and all of Washington DC right now!

Apr0109:17

Sheik Who Ran $650B Fund Found Dead

The 40-year-old prince had no deputy director at the $650 billion fund, which invests Abu Dhabi's oil revenue. Experts believe his death is likely to spark a power struggle within the emirate's royal family. The sheik wasn't part of the powerful clique controlled by his nephew, the crown prince, who is now expected to attempt to gain control of the fund and consequently control of virtually all of Abu Dhabi's economy.

Apr0109:16

Congressman Mike Rogers' opening statement on Health Care reform in Washington D.C.

Apr0109:15

Police “Welfare Check” Leaves Woman Dead

Police were sent to her apartment to conduct a “welfare check.” For some reason, the woman didn’t want to be “helped” by the friendly state functionaries with guns.

Oh, but we insist, replied the “Blue Angels,” as they summoned their khaki-clad comrades from the Tactical Squad. Eventually, because of “threats” she supposedly made against the stormtroopers, the police (in the words of a local TV reporter) “were forced to shoot her.”

Apr0109:10

POLL - Pope Scandal

We want to know what you think about this.

Did Pope Benedict deliberately hide sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests?

Vote in the FOX UP poll below, and leave a comment telling us why or why not.

76% replied "yes."

I would strongly advise that the remaining 24% not be allowed to operate heavy machinery as they are clearly operating in a diminished capacity, i.e. they are allowing beliefs to trump reality.

Apr0109:07

1963 letter indicates former pope knew of abuse

A 1963 letter to then-Pope Paul VI indicates the Vatican was aware of clergy abuse in the U.S. nearly five decades ago.

In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, the head of a Roman Catholic order that oversaw treatment of pedophile priests tells the pope he recommends removing pedophile priests from active ministry.

Apr0109:06

Best New Catholic Church Defense: It's Not Pedophilia If the Boys Were Post-Pubescent

On Larry King Live last night, professional overzealous defender of the Catholic Church Bill Donohue explained to Sinead O'Connor that it's not pedophilia if the victim is 12 or 13.

Apr0109:01

MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

Just moments after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed by a sniper's bullet, a photographer took the above picture. Dr. King lies on the balcony floor. The witnesses are all pointing in the direction the fatal shot was fired from. There is no confusion among the witnesses as to where the source of the shot was. They are not confused by echoes. There is no uncertainty. All three witnesses are pointing in exactly the same direction.

The official story is that these men are pointing at the bathroom window in the rear of the rooming house from which James Earl Ray is supposed to have fired a gunshot.

But is that where the witnesses are pointing?

Sunday is the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Already the corporate media is cranking up a plethora of TV offerings to reassure the public of the official myths and attack any who dare suggest that just because the US Government and ABCNNBBCBS was caught lying to us all about Saddam's "nookular" bombs is no reason to ever question anything else the government and media have told us!

Apr0108:50

Is WikiLeaks a CIA/Mossad Front?

WikiLeaks is getting a lot of publicity in anticipation of a classified film Wikileaks claims to have in its possession that shows evidence of a US massacre of civilians. Images have power – think Abu Ghraib, think Mi Lai – and efforts at "perception management" by the department of defence will be much complicated by documentary evidence that leaves little to interpretation or "perception" of a human rights crime committed by US forces. Wikileaks plans to show the video at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on 5 April.

But Wayne Madsen is reporting that WikiLeaks may well be a CIA/Mossad operation.

Then again maybe Madsen is an operative.

Who can you trust?

Apr0108:43

Satan behind media attacks on the Pope, asserts Italian exorcist

Noted Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, commented this week that the recent defamatory reporting on Pope Benedict XVI, especially by the New York Times, was “prompted by the devil.”

Apr0108:36

In War Between States and Feds, Utah Strikes Latest Blow

All is not well between the states and the federal government. Across the land, states in recent months have signed sovereignty statements, reminders of sorts that the 9th and 10th Amendments imbue the states with certain powers.

Apr0108:36

Cover up of pedophile child sexual abuse by Scientology

Time to bring down ALL the phonies!

Apr0108:35

In light of the article "Subway riders question NYPD’s ‘ridiculous’ show of force"


No verdict yet in trial of 2 men in shooting death of Jane Creba in Toronto

On Wednesday, the 12-member panel asked the judge for clarification on the timeline of events that led to the 15-year-old girl's death while she was shopping in downtown Toronto.

Jurors also asked if the two accused understood that firing a gun on the crowded Yonge Street could have resulted in someone getting hit.

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Now, imagine burly cops, hopped up on adrenaline rush, chasing a supposed terrorist in the subway, at rush hour. Something bad WILL EVENTUALLY happen.

Apr0108:32

How To Prepare For Obamacare: Create Your Own Natural Medicine Chest

This article provides a list of proven home remedies and self-help strategies that readers can begin utilizing today to maintain health while avoiding costly medical care.

While I have written articles in the past at LR that have addressed heart disease, cancer and other maladies, I hadn’t yet addressed every-day and emergent health problems that cause Americans to run to the doctor.

Apr0108:31

Obama - Alleged to be Hated by the Chicago Law School Faculty

The smartest genius President evah is nothing more than a carboard cutout. A fraud. Doesn't exist. We don't even know how he did in school because to this day his transcripts are sealed. Turns out now that when he was an instructor at the Chicago, his colleagues who were actual Professors didn't like him and didn't want him. Obama's position was obtained through political channels.

Is the President's resume accurate when it comes to his career and qualifications? I can corroborate that Obama's "teaching career" at Chicago was, to put it kindly, a sham.

Apr0108:30

The Roman Catholic Church is Big Business

Investing in the production of porn. “The Christian Brothers are one of the largest investors of Catholic institutional money in the world. They invest billions of dollars for over 1,000 Catholic “dioceses, religious institutes, educational institutions and health care organizations.”

“the seamiest and steamiest hardcore porn films are brought into our living rooms and hotel rooms everyday through the investments of a veritable who’s who of Catholic religious groups.”

Of all the ways the RCC can make money, they chose porn as one.

Apr0108:29

A day in the life at Guantanamo: The eerie images of leg irons and 'life lessons' at America's darkest prison

They are scenes of tediousness rather than of terror or torture.

But the shackles and barbed wire imply the threat behind the boredom, as these never-before-seen images of life inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay show.

Apr0108:28

CLIMATEGATE - Please, not another Copenhagen

Today, the high-level advisory group on climate change financing will meet for the first time in London. The group will be chaired by Gordon Brown and his Ethiopian counterpart Meles Zenawi, and will include many finance ministers as well as independent financial experts like Lord Nicholas Stern and George Soros.

This gathering of financial "wizards" has been asked identify new ways to raise the money needed to protect all of us from the risks of dangerous climate change.

Actually, this gathering of financial "wizards" has been asked identify new ways to trick the general population out of the money needed to save the governments from bankruptcy!

Apr0108:23

A New Way to Celebrate Passover

The ISVPAA was quoted as saying at this commemoration of murder and pestilence visited upon the Egyptian people: “the enduring story of the Exodus teaches us that wherever we live, there is oppression to be fought and freedom to be won.”

Okay President Obama, what about the Palestinians?

Apr0108:22

Arctic Sea Ice about to hit ‘normal’ – what will the news say?

Barring an about face by nature or adjustments, it appears that for the first time since 2001, Arctic Sea ice will hit the “normal” line as defined by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) for this time of year.

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Instead of ice extent declining through March like it usually does, it continued to increase through the month and is now at the high (so far) for the year.

If it keeps this trend unabated, in a day or two it will likely cross the “normal” line.

Apr0108:18

The Israelis Next Door

Apr0108:13

Introducing Google Translate for Animals

Yes, this is an April Fool's story!

Apr0108:10

Investigation: Scandal of danger chemical in baby bottles

Boots and Mothercare are selling baby bottles made with a chemical that scientists fear may cause breast cancer, heart disease, obesity, hyperactivity and other disorders, The Independent can disclose.

The behaviour of Britain's biggest infant-products retailers contrasts with that of manufacturers, who have quietly stopped putting bisphenol A, or BPA, into baby bottles "to allay parents' fears", amid peer-reviewed studies in medical journals associating it with serious health problems in laboratory animals.

Apr0108:10

California Hotel Foreclosures Climb as Unemployment Cuts Travel

Hotel foreclosures in California climbed 27 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as unemployment cut business travel.

Foreclosures, including the 469-room Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, rose to 79 properties from 62 in the first three months of 2009. Defaults increased 6.5 percent to 327, Irvine, California-based Atlas Hospitality Group said in a statement. The company specializes in selling hotels.

Apr0108:10

Cash-Poor Cities Take On Unions

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa once organized for a teacher's union here, and later ran a branch of the American Federation of Government Employees. That makes him an unlikely advocate for cutting the benefits of the city's workers.

But with the city facing a budget deficit that could drain its reserves by summer, Mayor Villaraigosa wants to re-open contract talks with 45,000 cops, firefighters, librarians and other city employees in hopes of persuading them to contribute more to their pensions and health-care costs. His deputy chief of staff, Matt Szabo, puts it bluntly: "Unions have priced themselves out of a job."

Here is my point; The government is cutting costs for all those services we pay taxes for, but still paying full price for weapons of wars and Israel and Wall Street. Government is fighting with itself and with the people over the last few pennies in the bottom of the barrel and has abandoned even the pretense of knowing how to fill that barrel back up.

Apr0108:07

Subway riders question NYPD’s ‘ridiculous’ show of force

Some people in New York are wondering whether the presence of police officers toting machine guns through the city's subway tunnels is really a necessary response to the subway bombings in Moscow on Monday.

I will accept the presence of machine gun toting police on public transportation when you demonstrate that shooting a bomb with a machine gun can halt the explosion.

Apr0108:03

Job cuts surge 61%

Job cuts accelerated in March, driven by planned reductions on government payrolls, a report released Thursday showed.

I have been telling you for a year now; the government does not know how to fix this economy. They are not even trying.

As the church sex scandal underscores, our social institutions are not at all what we are told they are. The same holds as true for the government as it does for the Vatican.

Apr0108:00

Chicago Police Torture Against Blacks?: Federal Grand Jury Investigates Crew of Police Officers

Apr0107:58

China 'ready for talks' on new UN sanctions on Iran

The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, said China was ready to hold "serious" talks with Western powers on a new UN resolution.

This would mark a policy shift for China, which has strong ties with Iran. China says it wants a peaceful outcome.

This may be a misread. In China, not to talk is considered very impolite. So China is always ready to talk. And they are always ready to listen to any offers that might benefit them.

But China is also shrewd enough to understand that new sanctions cannot force Iran to give up nuclear weapons it does not actually have, and that this "failure" will simply be another US and Israeli justification to launch yet another war of conquest against an unoffensive nation and innocent people.

Apr0107:55

Pope claims legal immunity; Vatican, Bishops, defend cover-up

Pope claims legal immunity; Vatican, Bishops, defend cover-up. The never ending tragedy of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy and the cover-up of that abuse by top Church officials continues to dominate the headlines.

Apr0107:54

Vacancies Plague a Prestigious Manhattan Tower

With its unparalleled views of Central Park and dramatic black-glass façade wrapped in travertine marble, the swooping tower at 9 West 57th Street in Manhattan is among the world's most prestigious business addresses.

Today, it sits half empty.

Roughly 24 of the building's 50 floors are now vacant, including the top three, according to people familiar with the building. Even in today's dismal real-estate market, the amount of empty space in 9 West, as the building is known, is unique among high-end New York City office towers.

Apr0107:53

Lower Manhattan Real Estate Takes a Hit

After surviving 9/11, the credit crisis and the Great Recession, the commercial real estate market in lower Manhattan finally shows signs of exhaustion. But investors are looking ahead to the resilient neighborhood's recovery.

... as long as the taxpayers continue to be forced to bail it all out in the end.

Apr0107:52

America Is Still Headed Towards Fascism Under Obama

When left-wing icon Naomi Wolf warned that America was heading towards fascism under George W. Bush, characterized by illegal surveillance, arbitrary detention of suspects, and paramilitary martial law, she was lauded, but when she continued to issue the same warning as a result of Obama’s failure to reverse any of those policies, many on the left abandoned support for her.

However, as Wolf’s recent interview with leftist website Alternet makes plain, liberals may finally be starting to understand that both political parties in Washington are part of the problem, not the solution.

A Fascist economy is characterized by profits being kept private, but losses being socialized across the general population.

... which is exactly what the bailouts are doing.

Apr0107:51

35 Inconvenient Truths - the Errors in Al Gores Movie

A spokesman for Al Gore has issued a questionable response to the news that in October 2007 the High Court in London had identified nine “errors” in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. The judge had stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance note making clear the mainstream scientific position on these nine “errors”, he would have made a finding that the Government’s distribution of the film and the first draft of the guidance note earlier in 2007 to all English secondary schools had been an unlawful contravention of an Act of Parliament prohibiting the political indoctrination of children.

Apr0107:51

Banks Could Be Biggest Winners in Obama's New Foreclosure Plan

The Obama administration has announced changes to its signature foreclosure prevention program, Making Home Affordable. The initial foreclosure relief program unveiled a year ago was supposed to help up to four million struggling homeowners. So far fewer than 200,000 borrowers have been granted permanent loan modifications. Meanwhile, a record 2.8 million properties with mortgages received foreclosure notices last year, this according to RealtyTrac.

Apr0107:49

Paterson delays payment of $2 billion to schools

More than $2 billion in state aid payments to public school districts across the state are being delayed, possibly until June, because of the state's worsening financial crisis, Gov. David A. Paterson said Tuesday.

Apr0107:42

Timed-use hydro rate lifts price 7 per cent

As Toronto Hydro switches its customers to time-of-use rates – which mean higher prices at peak periods – 92 per cent have seen the energy portion of their bill rise by about 7 per cent, said Toronto Hydro chief executive Anthony Haines. The average jump was $2.38 a month.

The cost of going "green."

Apr0107:40

Music group EMI in dire straits

The collapse of talks leaves EMI battling to raise 120 million pounds by mid-June to meet its commitments on loans from U.S. bank Citigroup.

If funds can't be raised from investors and the loan goes into default, Citigroup could seize EMI and cause it to be sold or broken up.

EMI has been struggling to stay afloat since it was bought by private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners for 4.2 billion pounds on the eve of the credit crunch in 2007, saddling the company with debt.

This is posted for all the music pirates who rationalize their theft of content with the excuse that the music companies are filthy rich.

Apr0107:38

Vatican: Pope has immunity in sex abuse trials

Pope Benedict, accused by victims' lawyers of being ultimately responsible for a cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests, cannot be called to testify at any trial because he has immunity as a head of state, a top Vatican legal official said on Thursday.

Nonsense. Bill Clinton was forced to testify in his sex crimes case while still President!

Apr0107:36

Planned Sarah Palin CSU speech stirs California protest

A controversy is erupting over Sarah Palin's June speaking engagement at a campus of California State University.

A student protest group and other critics want the university to reveal how much they're paying her, which they suspect might be more than $100,000. A professor has started a Facebook gripe group. And a state senator is pressuring university officials to disclose Ms. Palin’s compensation or be prosecuted under state law.


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BeqirS | 3 Apr 17:27 2010
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President Obama declares African-American on census form

President Obama declares African-American on census form

 
President of the United States Barack Obama is African-American on his census form.



 
 


 
WASHINGTON  DC:- He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but President Obama gave only one answer to the census question about his ethnic background: African-American.The White House confirmed Friday that Obama, whose mother was white, did not check multiple boxes on his form or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage.





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Hamdi Nuhiju | 3 Apr 21:29 2010
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Re: [cameria] BESIMTARE TE KRISHTERE - PER SHUME MOT PASHKET- NGA LUIGJ SHKODRANI

Te gjithe besimtareve te besimit te krishter ortodoks ju uroj Festen e Pashkeve. Pejgamberin te cilit ju i thirreni ne e duam dhe e respektojme, por nuk e shenjterojme. Te gezohemi dhe te hidherohemi per te ( Isain a.s.-Jezu Krishtin) ne kemi te drejtë me shume se ju.
Prandaj nga thellesia e zemres gezuar.
 
Me respekt: Hamdi Nuhiju, Kumanove.

2010/4/3 Sarë Gjergji <stublla_gj <at> hotmail.com>
 

Le te ringjallemi dhe ne në Krishtin - Gezuar Pashket!
S.Gjergji
 

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TE NDERUAR BASHKEATDHETARE E BASHKEQYTETARE TE MIJ,NGADO KU JENI E KU JETONI E PUNONI.
ME LEJONI QE TJU UROJ NGA ZEMRA TE GJITHE JUVE SHQIPTARE TE BESIMIT TE KRISHTERE FESTEN E PASHKEVE.
 
PER SHUME MOT PASHKET
 
LE TE JENE KETO PASHKE, DITE GEZIMI E HAREJE NE VATRAT TUAJA TE NGROHTA FAMILJARE.
LE TE JETE KJO FESTE E BASHKIMIT TE SHPIRTERAVE, TE NDARE NGA NJERI - TJETRI.
LE TI FALIM NJERI - TJETRIT MERIT DHE TI KTHEHEMI, DASHURISE DHE RESPEKTIT PER NJERI -TJTRIN.
LE TE JENE KETO DITE FESTE EDHE PER FAMILJEN E NDARE,NJE DITE BASHKIMI DHE PAQEJE.
 
SOT NE FAMILJEN SHQIPTARE KA PLLAKOSUR PLAGA E SHKATERRIMIT  TE DHJETRA FAMILJEVE TONA,NDAJ LE TE JETE KETO DITE,QE TE BASHKOHEN E TE FALIN GABIMET E NJERI -TJETRIT DHE TE MOS LENE FEMIJE .ME ZEMER TE PLASUR ,ME MUNGESEN E NJERIT PRIND,SEPSE PER NE SHQIPTARET NE SHEKUJ,FAMILJA ESHTE GJEJA ME E SHTREJTE,NDAJ MOS TE HARROJME KETE TRADITE TE MIRE ,QE NA E KANE LENE TE PARET TONE.
 
NE CDO RAST GJINDEN URA BASHKIMI.
 
GABIMI ESHTE NJEREZOR E FALJA ESHTE HYJNORE.
 
NDAJ KTHEHUNI ME FYTYRE NGA ZOTI ,O SOT O KURRE.
 
ME KETO DITE FESTE, TE KTHEJME KOKEN EDHE NGA SKAMNORI ,AI QE NUK KA ,ME CFARE TE USHQEJE FEMIJET E TIJ,TE GEZOJE EDHE AI SI TI,SI UNE DHE SI NE TE GJITHE.
 
JETIMET TE JENE NJE NGA OBLIGIMET TONA,SEPSE EDHE ATA DUAN DASHURINE DHE RESPEKTIN E TE GJITHVE NE,NDAJ TE MOS NGUROJME E TA FILLOJME NE KETO DITE FESTASH DHE TA VAZHDOJME ,DUKE JA VENE VETES, SI DETYRE DHE SI OBLIGIM QE TE JEMI PERHERE PRANE TYRE ,DUKE I DHENE NDIHME DHE MBESHTETJEN TONE.
 
LE TE GEZOJME TE GJITHE BASHKE,SEPSE NE SHQIPTARET, TE GJITHA FESTAT I KEMI BERE GJITHMONE BASHKE DHE KESHTU LE TA VAZHDOJME DHE ME TEJ, KETE TRADITE TE MIRE SHQIPTARE.
TE JEMI LARG ATYRE ,QE DUAN TE NA PERCAJNE KOMBIN TONE SHQIPTAR,SEPSE TE BASHKUR NE I BEJME BALLE TE TE GJITHA HALLEVE E  PROBLEMEVE TONA.
 
QOFTE I BEKUR KOMBI SHQIPTAR NE JETE TE JETEVE.
 
GEZUAR DHE PER SHUME MOT PASHKET.
 
ME RESPEKT E DASHURI PER TE GJITHE SHQIPTARET PA DALLIM FEJE E IDEJE.
 
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Arben Nelku | 4 Apr 16:58 2010
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NATO’s Afghanistan: The Champion of Drugs Production

NATO’s Afghanistan: The Champion of Drugs Production



NATO’s Afghanistan: The Champion of Drugs Production

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

April 2, 2010 – Pravda.ru

We really have to take our hats off to NATO. This clique of arms lobbyists and defender of jobs for the boys invaded Afghanistan in 2001 on the pretext that Osama bin Laden was using the country to attack western interests. Almost a decade after the Taleban declared war on drugs production, NATO’s Afghanistan is not only the world’s largest producer of opium but now, of hashish also.

Mullah Omar, the leader of the Taleban, had stated in an interview with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper in 1998 that the USA would invade Afghanistan because he had refused to let them build a gas pipeline across his country in exchange for 5 billion USD. He was right. The invasion came three years later after those two jets flew into the Twin Towers, that one jet crash-landed in the Pentagon, managing to avoid two lamp posts with its wings and to fail to produce a single piece of evidence either on camera or otherwise and then there was the other one that simply disintegrated without trace.

Like 200 tonnes of metal vaporised.

No, really.

And nearly ten years later, NATO’s considerable coalition has not managed to gain control of the country, the NATO-installed President, Karzai, is railing against his NATO masters because he has been accused of corruption and considers it is their fault (no really) and now we learn from the United Nations Organization that NATO’s Afghanistan, already the world’s leading supplier of opium, has now become the record-breaking producer of hashish as well.

Wow, NATO 2 world population 0. Is this why they insisted on expanding eastwards (after saying they wouldn’t) to create new markets?

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in its report Afghanistan Cannabis Survey, released on Wednesday, estimated that between 10 and 24 thousand hectares of cannabis per year are cultivated in Afghanistan. Not only is the figure shocking, worse still is the affirmation that this production takes place in half of the country’s 34 provinces.

UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa declared in the report that "the astonishing yield of the Afghan cannabis crop makes Afghanistan the world’s biggest producer of hashish, estimated at between 1,500 and 3,500 tons a year," being 145 kg per hectare, compared with Morocco’s 40 kg. Cannabis fetches 3,900 USD in income per hectare, compared with opium’s 3,600 USD.
The UN report states that there are both cannabis and opium trading centres throughout the country.

So what exactly is NATO doing in Afghanistan, where the Taleban was supposed to surrender ten years ago and still has not, where heroin production has risen no less than 40 times in the same period and now Afghanistan’s claim to fame is world record holder of opium and cannabis production?



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Arben Nelku | 4 Apr 17:05 2010
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Expose deception by the Zionist controlled Goverment & Media ( The Other Side Of the News!!!)

Expose deception by the Zionist controlled Goverment & Media ( The Other Side Of the News!!!)

Dead because of a lie. Dead because selfish people in government wanted a war and lied to get one, aided by selfish people in the media WHO TOOK MONEY FROM Goverment TO LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. The government and the media traded the blood of these young  Americans for their personal gain. Look at their faces. How can you not be angry?



Pope makes no mention of abuse scandal in Easter sermon

The pope urged humanity to undergo a "spiritual and moral conversion" during his traditional Easter message, but did not directly address the ongoing scandal over child abuse, which has rocked the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.

Apr0407:27

NATO’s Afghanistan: The Champion of Drugs Production

We really have to take our hats off to NATO. This clique of arms lobbyists and defender of jobs for the boys invaded Afghanistan in 2001 on the pretext that Osama bin Laden was using the country to attack western interests. Almost a decade after the Taleban declared war on drugs production, NATO’s Afghanistan is not only the world’s largest producer of opium but now, of hashish also.

Apr0407:27

Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US

Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.

Apr0407:25

EAASTER IN CANCELLED! They found the body.

Apr0407:24

John Paul ‘ignored abuse of 2,000 boys’

Allegations that the late pontiff blocked an inquiry into a paedophile cardinal, promoted senior church figures despite accusations that they had molested boys and covered up innumerable cases of abuse during his 26-year papacy have cast a cloud over his path to sainthood.

Apr0407:24

5 Agents busted in my door this morning - Unlawful entry 3-30-2010 - 6:30 am.

Note the statement by the police at 2:30 that under Federal Law they no longer need a warrant to enter.

Apr0407:20

More Toxic Paper: New Subprime Bonanza in the Housing Market

Whew. That was fast. It didn't take long for Wall Street to figure out how to game Obama's new mortgage modification program, did it? The plan was hyped as help for "struggling homeowners", but it turns out, it's just another stealth bailout for pudgy bank-execs. It's funny, the program hasn't even kicked in yet and, already, bigtime speculators are riffling through their filing cabinets looking any garbage paper they can find to dump on Uncle Sam.

Apr0407:19

Norman Finkelstein vs. Israel

Apr0407:17

How Neda Soltani became the face of Iran's struggle

The killing of Neda Soltani, the grisly images of blood spreading across her face, have become perhaps the defining sequence in the 10-day uprising against the regime in Tehran, a gruesome manifestation of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's threat to use force on the tens of thousands of people contesting the outcome of the presidential election.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/22/neda-soltani-death-iranhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/iran-neda-caspian-makan-in...Makan told Amnesty International that he was imprisoned in a jail in Iran because he was an eyewitness to the murder of NEDA by Pro -Government Basij paramilitary "thugs" Google : " 3 September UA 236/09 " http://www.google.com ....He had earlier told the Guardian that at the fatal moment he was taking photos of the protest on the other side of town (Tehran ) ..There is another other curious figure in this made for TV psycho-drama who can't keep a story straight :http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=10979

Apr0406:59

Climate Change Act has the biggest ever bill

One of the best-kept secrets of British politics – although it is there for all to see on a Government website – is the cost of what is by far the most expensive piece of legislation ever put through Parliament. Every year between now and 2050, acccording to Ed Miliband's Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc), the Climate Change Act is to cost us all up to £18.3 billion – £760 for every household in the country – as we reduce our carbon emissions by 80 per cent.

Apr0406:33

Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s program of surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration’s effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed counterterrorism policies of former President George W. Bush.

Apr0406:09

"Spin" by Brian Springer-Part 1

Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social control to distort and limit the American public's perception of reality.

Take the time to watch it from beginning to end and you'll never look at TV reporting the same again. Tell your friends about it. This extraordinary film released in the early 1990s is almost completely unknown. Hopefully, the Internet will change that.

Note: We have posted excerpts of this film. You can find these excerpts by going to the "Spin" section of Brasscheck TV.

Apr0406:01

Survey Shows Record Number of Americans Ready to Leave the U.S.

In a survey of readers on March 22, 2010, InternationalLiving.com found that nearly 96% of respondents said they are more likely to move out of the United States than they were last year.

More than 500,000 readers of the company's free Daily E-letter were asked a single question: Are you more open to moving outside the United States than you were 12 months ago?

A stunning 95.6% of those who responded said they were now more willing to make the move and leave the U.S.

Apr0401:43

Destruction of Gazan cheese factory continues pattern Goldstone found illegal

Israeli warplanes bombed areas across the Gaza Strip early Friday, injuring at least three children, according to news outlets. Although the Israeli military claims that the targets were weapons-manufacturing plants and arms caches, Ma’an, Al Jazeera, Haaretz, and YNet are reporting that the Israeli air force struck civilian sites, including a metal factory in a refugee camp and the Daloul cheese and dairy factory in Gaza City.

Apr0401:12

SIBEL EDMONDS: THE TRAITORS AMONG US

Guess we won’t expect any coverage of this scandal from the New York Times, “the paper of record,” any time soon. And if a story isn’t covered by the Times, and thereafter picked up by everybody else, did it really happen? Given the complicity of the media with regard to Sibel Edmonds, it would appear the government never even needed to invoke the “State Secrets Privilege” in the first place.

As of this writing, HUSTLER stands to be the largest, most “corporate” U.S. outlet in which these startling, now-public, on-the-record disclosures have been reported. The moral: Pull off a large enough crime, and it becomes too big to do anything about.

Apr0400:07

Was Israel Ever Legitimate?

The history of Israel as a geopolitical fraud will fill entire libraries as those defrauded marvel at how so few deceived so many for so long. Those duped include many naive Jews who—even now—identify their interests with this extremist enclave.

Israeli leaders are wrong to worry about “de-legitimization.” They are right to fear that a long-deceived public is fast realizing that Israel’s founding was key to an ongoing deception.

The Invention of the Jewish People did not begin with Shlomo Sand’s 2009 bestseller by that title. There was no Exile says this Jewish scholar. Nor was there an Exodus. So how could there be a Return, the core premise of Israeli statehood?

Apr0322:51

Dutch peacekeeper recalls how Israel started the 1967 war

Try and download this - it gets taken down OFTEN!

A Dutch UN observer in 1966-67, Jan Muhren, describes how he witnessed how Israel provoked their Arab neighbours in the run-up to the Six-Day War on Dutch Nova TV (clips below). The former UN observer in Gaza and the West Bank has said Israel was not under siege by Arab countries preceding the Six-Day War, and that Israel provoked most border incidents, which Muhren surmises was part of its strategy to annex more land.


Apr0321:14

DHS Global Biometric Plan

DHS Global Biometric Plan, Facial Recognition Billboards (plus more)...

Apr0320:32

Great Firewall: Not Just Of China Anymore?

repost.

Security experts are not sure exactly how this happened, but it appears that at least one ISP recently began fetching high-level DNS (domain name server) information from what's known as a root DNS server, based in China. ...returned DNS information intended for Chinese users, effectively spreading China's network censorship overseas.... The issue was reported Wednesday... DNS queries for sites such as Facebook.com, Twitter.com and YouTube.com -- all of which have been blocked in China -- were being redirected to bogus addresses.

It is unclear how widespread the problem is.

Apr0320:31

The Ethics of Tax Resistance

Tax resistance may be morally defended on grounds nearly identical to resisting any kind of aggression against oneself. If one is accosted on some city street and threatened, one has the right to defend oneself. The right of self-defense is derivable from the basic right one has to one's life, one that rests on one's nature as a human being as a moral agent. If one carries on in one's life peacefully and is nonetheless attacked, one is justified – has the right to – resist. This also holds if the attack is aimed at confiscating one's resources, even if one misuse these – wastefulness may not be criminalized in a free society unless it involves dumping, imposing it on others, as in pollution.

Apr0319:46

Maiden Lane Asset Disclosure Reveals Truth In Bailout Farce

When the crisis began with Bear Stearns in March of '08, Bernanke and Geithner likely never imagined they would be eventually forced to disclose the details of their dirty work. Yesterday was a victory for the good guys, but that doesn't mean you're going to like what you read.

Apr0319:38

The Coming Dictatorship

I have long believed that the mathematics of an insatiable entitlement society in the U.S. guarantees a runaway inflation, which likely would be followed by anarchy and chaos – a perfect excuse for government to resort to strong-armed totalitarian measures to ”restore order.” My model has always been Germany’s Weimar Republic in the 1920s, where runaway inflation brought Adolf Hitler to power.

Apr0319:33

American Monetary Institute (AMI): History of money, monetary reform, public action. 2 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

The American Monetary Institute is the world’s leading organization for understanding monetary history and how to reform monetary policy. These six articles reprint AMI’s principle information, available at AMI’s website, with their express permission to share widely:

1.Explaining the need for monetary reform: the heart of our economic crisis
2.Monetary history: synopsis of Stephen Zarlenga’s The Lost Science of Money
3.How to reform our monetary system: understanding the mechanics of creating money
4.The American Monetary Act: monetary reform legislation for Congress
5.FAQ of monetary reform
6.What can Americans do for monetary reform?

Apr0319:25

Pope begins Easter with Church under a cloud

Pope Benedict led the world's Catholics into Easter with the holiest day of the liturgical calendar clouded by persistent allegations of sexual abuse of children by priests.

The 82-year-old pope presided at an Easter Eve service that began late on Saturday night in St Peter's Basilica. During the service, he received six adult converts into the Church and administered the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation to them.

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And ... what little boys are under his robe today?

Apr0313:38

Obama lies to CBS on Iran nuclear evidence; CBS publishes lies in conspiracy for unlawful war

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Based on the history of lies preceding the unlawful US armed attack and invasion of Iraq (explained verbally here), Americans have little time to stop a lie-based US armed attack of Iran. Official US policy allows first-strike use of nuclear weapons based upon these lies.

CBS printed obvious lies of President Obama that are fully refuted by all International Atomic Energy Agency reports that ALL of Iran’s nuclear material is fully accountable for peaceful and legal use for energy and medical isotopes. Mr. Obama’s lies are also fully refuted by the current unanimous agreement of all 16 US intelligence agencies published in their current National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). The documentation for the two above facts is here.

Apr0311:47

Holy Water-Gate: The Search for the Pope's “Deep Throat”

HOLY WATER-GATE: THE SEARCH FOR THE POPE’S “DEEP THROAT”

What Did the Pope Know and When Did He Know It?

By Joe Bodolai © 2010, All rights reserved

Somewhere in the byzantine caverns and workings of the Vatican there surely must be one honest priest troubled by what he sees around him. Perhaps he is shredding documents, has recordings, or is an eyewitness to a monstrous coverup. Clearly the massive pedophilia cover-up is the biggest scandal to befall the Catholic Church in decades.

Apr0311:44

'US, Israel see eye to eye on Iran'

The United States and Israel are fully in sync when it comes to Iran, a senior member of the US National Security Council told Jewish leaders in Washington Friday.

The official, who according to Politico, was Dan Shapiro, Director for Near East Affairs at the National Security Council, assured the leaders that Iran is the National Security Council's top priority and that the US is adamant to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Translation: it's only a question of who actually starts the bombing, the US or Israel, and when.

Apr0311:40

Report: Iran gets parts needed for uranium enrichment

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Western authorities are still trying to determine exactly how the valves and gauges in question reached Iran.

Notice that this alleged "report" is completely unsourced.

Apr0311:30

Swedish Pension Fund Divests From Elbit Systems

Sweden's largest pension fund, Forsta AP-Fonden has divested Elbit Systems shares from its portfolio due to the company's work on Israel's security separation barrier.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Shachar Arieli expressed Israel's regret Thursday in response to the move, noting that the barrier was built to save lives.

Memo to Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Shachar Arieli: these barriers are not ..."built to save lives."

They are built to separate Palestinians from their farmland, and their homes, enabling Israel to encroach on more and more territory.

The executives of Forsta AP-Fonden understand this, as well as do all the other companies and organizations divesting from Israeli corporations.

Apr0311:25

The pagan roots of Easter

Easter is a pagan festival. If Easter isn't really about Jesus, then what is it about? Today, we see a secular culture celebrating the spring equinox, whilst religious culture celebrates the resurrection. However, early Christianity made a pragmatic acceptance of ancient pagan practises, most of which we enjoy today at Easter. The general symbolic story of the death of the son (sun) on a cross (the constellation of the Southern Cross) and his rebirth, overcoming the powers of darkness, was a well worn story in the ancient world. There were plenty of parallel, rival resurrected saviours too.

Apr0311:21

Ireland Archbishop stunned by Dr Rowan Williams' criticism of Catholic Church

The Archbishop of Dublin today said he was "stunned" to hear the Archbishop of Canterbury declare that the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of the child abuse scandal.

Diarmuid Martin, the second most senior Catholic in Ireland, responded to a rare breach of ecumenical protocol by Dr Rowan Williams in an interview with BBC Radio 4.

Memo to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: "stunned" is about to become your "new normal", as swathes of the faithful watch in stunned disbelief as the Vatican bobs, weaves, and blames the victims and the press for its problems, but refuses to accept any blame for its institutional corruption when it comes to child abuse by its clergy.

Unless and until the Vatican tackles this crisis head-on, in a public and responsible way, look for thousands, if not millions, to desert the church immediately, pronto.

Apr0311:21

Senators pressure Obama on Iran sanctions

Comparing a delay in confronting Iran's nuclear program with the WWII-era appeasement of Adolf Hitler, Schumer said there was no choice but to move forward with new Iran sanctions now.

"Diplomatic efforts have failed. We are too close (to a nuclear Iran) to simply continue those efforts," said Schumer. "The U.S. must hit Iran first, on our own, with unilateral sanctions, no matter what the other nations of the world do. And we cannot wait, we must push those sanctions now ... we cannot afford to wait for Russia or China."

Schumers phone number: (202) 224-5141

Apr0311:06

Sayyed Nasrallah: Israel Doesn’t Have A Future In Our Region

I say that Israel doesn’t have a future in our region. Even those buildings they are erecting in Al-Quds to Judaize the city, there will come a day when its real owners will reside in them. I call for adopting the choice of the resistance again. If the Palestinian Intifada was meant to continue, it would have put the Israeli scheme and all of the Israeli entity on the verge of collapse; it was an abandoned Intifada. We should go back to the real choice of the resistance inside Palestine. Supporting this choice, by all resistance factions and resistant states is the only way to save Palestine and Al-Quds. Of course Hezbollah back them and we are their partners in the struggle, resistance, sacrifice, and martyrdom.

Apr0311:05

Ahmadinejad: Israel “Closer to Death” if it Attacks Gaza

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that world pressure on Iran, including talks of imposing new sanctions, makes the Islamic republic more determined than ever to pursue its nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad also reiterated his view that his US counterpart, Barack Obama, has been ineffective in ushering “real” change despite his promises. “You (world powers) can cut your own throat, jump up or down, issue statements and declarations and pass resolutions… but don’t think you can stop the progress and building of the Iranian nation,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech broadcast live on state television.

Apr0311:04

The Myth Called The Islamic World

The term “Islamic World” frequently appears in print and the electronic media thus creating an impression that such an entity exists. Especially after September 11, 2001, the term has taken on a menacing look and evokes great fear in the minds of many people; thanks to the propagandist nature and the global reach of the Western media. The term is portrayed as a monolithic group opposed to the Western World.

However, this is not true in reality. Upon examination, we see that the virtual Islamic World entity does not fulfill the requirements of a cohesive and separate monolith.

Apr0310:57

What Do the New Unemployment Numbers Mean?

The official unemployment rate is 9.7%. However, if you start counting all the people that want a job but gave up, all the people with part-time jobs that want a full-time job, all the people who dropped off the unemployment rolls because their unemployment benefits ran out, etc., you get a closer picture of what the unemployment rate is. That number is in the last row labeled U-6.

It reflects how unemployment feels to the average Joe on the street. U-6 is 16.9%.

Apr0310:53

NATO’s Afghanistan: The Champion of Drugs Production

We really have to take our hats off to NATO. This clique of arms lobbyists and defender of jobs for the boys invaded Afghanistan in 2001 on the pretext that Osama bin Laden was using the country to attack western interests. Almost a decade after the Taleban declared war on drugs production, NATO’s Afghanistan is not only the world’s largest producer of opium but now, of hashish also.

Apr0310:50

Vietnam’s forgotten victims Four decades on, Agent Orange continues to ravage the children of those exposed.

To this day, Tran weeps over the memories of bloodshed and the hellish cries of his dying friends. But one bizarre memory will haunt him forever. "The American airplanes came right toward me and dropped a mist in the jungle, and the next day, the trees were dead," he recalled. "We weren't scared. We were confused."

Thanks to that experience, his son has been unable to walk since birth.

The U.S. government insists the direct spraying of Agent Orange onto people — like in Tran's case — cannot be linked to any illnesses in Vietnam.

The consistency with which the US has lied about this issue through the decades since the Viet Nam War is a catastrophic moral failure on the part of this government.

Apr0310:42

Former IAEA chief: Iraq war killed “a million innocent civilians”

The former head of the UN’s chief nuclear agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, said in an interview with the British newspaper Guardian Wednesday that those who launched the war in Iraq were responsible for killing a million innocent people and could be held accountable under international law.

Apr0310:36

Israeli journalist secretly detained, another flees for life for exposing war crimes

Gilad Atzmon argues that the revelation that an Israeli journalist had been secretly held under house arrest and that another had fled to the UK for his life expose the hollowness of the Zionist claim that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East”.

Apr0310:35

Settlers Attack a 89-year-old woman, her 50-year-old daughter in Jerusalem

Israeli settlers attacked on Friday Rifqa Al Kurd, 89, and her daughter Nadia, 50, in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, the Maan News Agency reported.

The Israeli police did not attempt to stop the settlers and asked the family of Nadia to file a complaint.

The attack against Rifqa and her daughter was caught on film, but the police did not arrest any of the assailants.

Welcome to "normal" for Palestinians.

Apr0310:34

Who’s afraid of 9/11 conspiracy theories?

Maidhc Ó Cathail views some of the more intriguing facts as reported in the mainstream media implicating Israel in the 9/11 attack on the New York Twin Towers.

"...it’s hardly surprising that some of the most obsessive critics of 9/11 “conspiracy theories” have ties to Israel. If Americans ever find out that their 'staunchest ally' had anything to do with the mass murder of their fellow citizens on 11 September 2001, the would-be conspiracy debunkers have good reason to be afraid."

Apr0310:33

Putin bolsters oil, defense ties with Venezuela

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Venezuela on Friday to discuss oil, defense and nuclear energy cooperation with Latin America’s main leftist foe of the United States, President Hugo Chavez.

They were to launch a $20 billion venture between Russian firms and Venezuelan state company PDVSA to pump 450,000 barrels a day — almost a fifth of the OPEC member’s current output — from the vast Orinoco heavy oil belt.

A note to the US State Department: Russia and China have been making deals to insure energy stability for their respective countries.

What has the US been doing in that regard? Waging wars, those writ large on the radar screen, like Iraq and Afghanistan, plus the proxy wars in places like Somalia we don't hear all that much about. And don't forget; when it comes to energy, Africa is the new Middle East in terms of untapped resources.

As reported in:

http://original.antiwar.com/volman/2010/04/02/military-involvement-in-africa/

"In its FY 2011 budget request for security assistance programs for Africa, the Obama administration is asking for $38 million for the Foreign Military Financing program to pay for U.S. arms sales to African countries."

Forgive me, but the model of making deals rather than waging wars to secure energy resources makes infinitely more sense to me.

But again, that would be logical.

Apr0310:20

Will Feds Use Letter Sent by Sovereign Citizen Group to Stage False Flag?

Following sensational news stories claiming the Guardians of the free Republics threatened state governors around the country in letters demanding they leave office or be removed, the FBI has today warned police around the country that the letters “could provoke violence,” according to the Associated Press.

Investigators do not consider the letters threatening or see threats of violence in the Guardians of the free Republics message. However, according to the Associated Press, the FBI believes the organization’s call for removal of top state officials in its Restore America Plan may lead others to act out violently.

Understanding how the US government operates, this is not at all beyond the realm of possibility.

Apr0310:10

Tent Slums Spring Up in America

The California tent slum depicted in the BBC report is quite different, because they are not migrant workers, so much as locals who have lost their homes. It is hard to tell if the newly dispossessed are all the victims of the subprime market. More likely, the tent slum population is a mix of new and old homelessness -- perhaps with a few migrant workers in the mix.

Welcome to Ameristan, brought to you courtesy of the previous and present administration!

Apr0310:08

Eighteen Million, Out in the Road

How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims?

RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year. That’s 4.5 million homes, and with four people to a household that is eighteen million people. Eighteen million men, women and children put out into the road, people who must scramble to find shelter and scramble to find new schools for their children.

Last year it was 2.8 million homes or 11.2 million Americans put out into the road. In two years that is 29.2 million people just put out into the road.

What we are experiencing economically is not "recovery" but a true economic depression, a financial and human catastrophe of almost unprecedented proportions.

Apr0309:54

Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits

Only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied in the two years since Congress, acting on concerns the military was cutting costs by downplaying injuries, ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims.

I want to see every one of our Vets get the same health package and benefits every member of the US Congress gets.

Our Vets have earned it.

Apr0309:49

Obama confident of securing broad support for more U.N. sanctions against Iran

President Obama said Friday that "all evidence indicates" Iran is pursuing the capacity to develop nuclear weapons, but he expressed confidence that the United States could muster broad international support for a new round of U.N. sanctions designed to curtail Tehran's atomic ambitions.

The remarks followed an hour-long phone discussion Obama held late Thursday with Chinese President Hu Jintao, who will travel to Washington to participate in a nuclear security summit April 12 and 13. In their conversation, the two discussed the "importance of working together" on Iran, the White House said.

Memo to President Obama; of course, China will be interested in "discussing" Iran.

But if Obama thinks, for one millisecond, that China would actually to support "crippling" sanctions against its number one trading partner, he is deluded beyond belief.

Apr0309:41

US Nuclear Test Ban Ratification ‘Just Not Going to Happen’

While the Obama Administration claimed a major victory on nuclear disarmament last week with the finalization of the new START treaty with Russia, repeated delays in the negotiations mean it will come at a serious cost to the overall effort to sell the moves to the Senate.

With mid-term elections just seven months away, analysts say that the effort to get the START treaty ratified will force the Obama Administration to abandon efforts on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Not ratifying the comprehensive test ban treaty does not make this country more safe;ultimately, it makes us less safe.

Apr0309:38

Israel Gags News on Extrajudicial Killings

Anat Kam, 23, who used to work for the Israeli news site Walla, was arrested last December for allegedly copying secret Israeli Defense Force (IDF) documents during her compulsory military service.

These documents outlined how Israeli assassination squads would plan the killing of Palestinian political leaders and fighters months beforehand and then pass their deaths off as "mishaps" during "failed" attempts to arrest them.

Due to a military gag order the news has remained suppressed even as Israeli journalists fight the suppression order in court.

You have to applaud Anat Kam and Uri Blau for their courage.

Because of their acts, the way Israel operates is being seen in the light of day, which is a really instructive moment for the world.

Apr0309:31

Israel Threatens Gaza Invasion in ‘Near Future’

According to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, the military may escalate beyond the air strikes and launch another ground invasion of the Gaza Strip “in the near future.”

Israel last invaded the Gaza Strip in January of 2009, an attack that killed over 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz suggested earlier this week that another invasion was inevitable and that they would resume their occupation of Gaza.

This is what Israel wants: territory by any means necessary.

And they are ready to kill any and all Palestinians they believe are standing in their way on "their" land.

And what does the international community do? It plays deaf, dumb, and blind, as this slow genocide continues, and does nothing.

Apr0309:25

US sees Afghan reconciliation drive lasting years

U.S. and NATO advisers in Afghanistan have urged President Hamid Karzai not to rush into deals with insurgents as part of a national reconciliation process that they envision lasting several years, Western officials said on Friday.

Karzai plans to hold a "peace jirga," or assembly, to promote reconciliation with insurgents starting May 2. Pakistan and some insurgent groups have started jockeying for position in anticipation of negotiations, however far off they appear to be, officials said.

The US is terrified that the Karzai government, in its reconciliation and coalition mode, will be far more likely to demand a quick exit from the US and NATO before the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil can be installed.

Should this happen, the US government will then be right back in the situation in which it found itself in Afghanistan as late as August 2001, when the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban government for pipeline rights, but considered the price "too high". Then, rather conveniently, came 9/11, followed by the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

Apr0309:15

Long Lines and Good Participation in Sadr’s Referendum

With Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiya bloc and Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law in a near deadlock after the vote, neither can form a government without the support of the third place INA. In addition to Allawi and Maliki, voters will also have the option to choose INA member and Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi, former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and Sadr’s cousin, State of Law member Jaafar Mohammed al-Sadr, who has frequently been presented as a “compromise” candidate.

State of Law is seen as a more natural ally, as a fellow Shi’ite religious bloc which also maintains close ties to Iran.

This is a brilliant tactical move on the part of Al-Sadr.

It will be fascinating to see how this shakes out, probably greatly to the US's great chagrin.

Apr0309:09

Obama Expands Military Involvement in Africa

This growing U.S. military involvement in Africa reflects the fact that counterinsurgency has once again become one of the main elements of U.S. security strategy.

Or, as a senior U.S. military officer assigned to Africom was quoted as saying in a recent article in the U.S. Air University’s Strategic Studies Quarterly, "We don’t want to see our guys going in and getting wacked. … We want Africans to go in."

What Africa needs to confront insurgency is the reduction of poverty and corruption in those countries to whose leadership we are now supplying guns and training.

Progress in infrastructure, the introduction of microcredit, education and healthcare, can all contribute to improving the lives of the people in these countries.

Of course, that would be a logical, long-term solution for stability.

Apr0308:52

Pfizer ordered to pay up over ‘AIDS-like’ virus infections

n what is being hailed as a major victory for workers in the biotech and nanotech fields, a former scientist with pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has been awarded $1.37 million for being fired after raising the alarm over researchers being infected with a genetically engineered "AIDS-like" virus.

Becky McClain, a molecular biologist from Deep River, Connecticut, filed a lawsuit against Pfizer in 2007, claiming she had been wrongly terminated for complaining about faulty safety equipment that allowed a "dangerous lentivirus" to infect her and some of her colleagues.

Unflipping believable.

The corporation knew what they were dealing with, but cut safety for their workers to the bone, in an effort to pinch pennies.

Apr0308:22

Canadian Jewish groups rankled by Pope preacher's anti-Semitism comparisons

Two of Canada's largest Jewish groups say they are outraged that the Pope's personal preacher would compare the uproar over sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church with anti-Semitic persecution.

Frank Dimant, chief executive officer of B'nai Brith Canada, called it "a very unwise choice of analogies and verbiage."

Apr0308:14

How Private Health Insurers Purchased Healthcare Reform

In a moment of frank political revelation, Firedoglake reports that Senator Max Bacchus has confirmed that former WellPoint Vice President Liz Fowler wrote substantial portions of the recently approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Liz Fowler's pro-corporate credentials run far deeper than WellPoint.....

Apr0308:03

Real terrorists are rare and usually easily caught. Always ask, Who gains from this?

Radicals within the United States have always been a serious problem. A good analytical tool is the simple public poll. It reveals how gullible a population is and how easy they would be to fool. The primary groundwork for terrorism is control of the press and the molding of public opinion. With foreign governments with highly suspect intelligence agencies infiltrating the press, as they have in the United States, there is little doubt that providing cover for "false flag" terrorism is in the cards.

Apr0307:22

The problem of empty office space

Even as other parts of the economy show signs of life, the commercial real estate market in Boston will remain depressed, with a vicious cycle of falling rents and foreclosures preventing construction of new buildings that would create jobs.

Apr0307:21

Layoffs Ahead for DC Workers

"There probably will be in excess of five to six hundred positions that will be eliminated in the government. That's just the types of tough decisions you have to make, not just in an economy but when you're running a government the size of the D.C. government. And that's what I was elected to do," Fenty said on his weekly Connecting With the Mayor segment on News4.

Apr0307:21

Deposition: Levada defends decision on Ore. priest

In a newly released court deposition, a top Vatican official who is a former Portland archbishop defends not telling Oregon parishioners about the sex abuse allegations against a priest he restored to duty.

The next domino tips.

Apr0307:20

Erick Erickson will pull 'shotgun' over Census

CNN contributor and prominent Republican blogger Erick Erickson is threatening to pull out a "shotgun" to scare away census workers.

Actually, just clean the weapon while they ask questions. That way they cannot arrest you no matter how nervous you make them. After all, you are in your own home, and rust never sleeps, right? You are not actually threatening them in any way that can get you arrested, right? Those uninvited census workers just happened to show up while you were cleaning your arsenal!

Apr0307:17

Attorney for sex-abuse victims releases former Portland archbishop's 2006 deposition

An attorney who represented priest sex-abuse victims in Oregon, released for the first time Friday a 2006 deposition by Cardinal William J. Levada, a former archbishop of Portland and now a top Vatican official.

Much of the information, including his decision to reassign to another parish a priest known to have sexually abused teenage boys, has been reported in the past, through lawsuits and the archdiocese's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. But Portland attorney Erin Olson released the 293-page deposition after reading statements this week by Levada, who attacked The New York Times in a defense of the pope and his role in handling priests who sexually abused children.

Apr0307:16

Feds Prepare To Use Anarchists To Provoke Tea Party Violence

According to leading anarchist website Infoshop News, “On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States. The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party. This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.”

The US Government plans to use agents provocateurs to commit violent acts that the obedient media will then use to portray critics of the government as low-life thugs no real American would ever want to listen to, much less support.

A classic example of how the US Government plays their games occurred in 1970 when undercover FBI informants that had infiltrated the anti-war groups on several Southern California college campuses organized a mass peace march outside the Disneyland theme park, then led the students inside and started to cause as much damage as they could. Already waiting were the police and press.

Needless to say the media portrayed the peace marchers who had been duped in the wor4st possible light, effectively derailing the anti-Vietnam war movement for an additional two years.

Years later a whistle-blower leaked FBI documents onOperation COINTELPRO which confirmed that the entire riot had been ordered by the Nixon White House in order to continue the war in Vietnam despite growing public opposition.

I was there, invited by someone I thought was my best froend at the time. Afterwards he confided the plan to me while revealing he was one of the FBI informants and trying to recruit me. That was the last time I ever spoke to that son of a bitch.

The lesson here is that the US Government likes to play dirty and they always have. Be careful.

Apr0306:55

Will Feds Use Letter Sent by Sovereign Citizen Group to Stage False Flag?

“While there does not appear to be a credible or immediate threat of violence attached to the letters, we’re working with state and local authorities to continue to assess the matter,” said FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey of Las Vegas. The letters are from a “sovereign citizen extremist group” and that those groups “reject all forms of government authority,” said Dickey. He said those groups don’t believe they have to pay taxes or obey federal, state or local laws.

“As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don’t leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security,” the Associated Press reports.

Apr0306:54

Vatican should have replied to Murphy letters, says cardinal

THE CATHOLIC primate Cardinal Seán Brady has criticised the lack of response by the Vatican and papal nunciature to correspondence from the Murphy commission.

Speaking to The Irish Times in Dundalk yesterday he said “it was unfortunate that requests from the [Murphy] commission didn’t get the courtesy of a reply” from the Vatican. “They should have,” he said.

Apr0306:53

FLASHBACK - Vatican reinstates priest put on leave in '02

A Roman Catholic priest suspended in 2002 over allegations of sexual misconduct has been reinstated and will return to active ministry, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati said.

Apr0306:52

THE WEEK THAT WAS IN PALESTINE

They finally released our 10 friends yesterday from Israeli jails on bail pending “trial”. Those kidnapped from the peaceful march in Bethlehem area on Palm Sunday attended a press conference in Ramallah and passed by Beit Sahour late last night. Each is to appear in front of a military judge later this month. Yet, the Friday regular demonstration in Al-Ma’sara was large and daring. Speeches were given at the site where soldiers had stretched barbed wire blocking the road. Internationals (including Israelis) participated with Palestinians. The occupation troops decided to end the demonstration early with a barrage of concussion/stun grenades.

Apr0306:51

THE SUMMIT OF ILLUSIONS

Palestinian frustration in this regard stems in part from a collective feeling that whatever decisions Arab leaders adopt at their summit meetings remain largely within the “realm of rhetoric” and don’t rise to the level of being serious challenges to Israel’s efforts to Judaise East Jerusalem and efface the city’s Arab-Islamic identity. Most Palestinians have come to interpret the mediocrity of Arab summits as either a failure to understand reality in occupied Palestine or as an expression of a shrinking commitment by the Arab world to the Palestinian cause.

Apr0306:50

ISRATOONS ~~ BIBI’S TWOFOLD PEACE PLAN

Peace or Pieces?

Apr0306:49

ISRAEL THREATENS THE WORST IS YET TO COME IN GAZA

Israel yesterday threatened to launch a second military offensive in Gaza, just hours after its jets and helicopters pounded the coastal enclave in response to the firing of a Qassam rocket by militants in the strip.

The Israeli military said it had successfully hit four targets across Gaza in the early hours of yesterday morning – two weapons-manufacturing plants and two arms caches.

Israel blew up a cheese factory and no doubt their report as to who exactly fired that convenient rocket into an empty field is equally flawed.

Apr0306:47

What is Brzezinki whispering to Obama?

Shortly after the terror attacks in Moscow on Monday, United States President Barack Obama called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and pledged his full support. He vowed to stand by Russia in what is now a common threat to both nations. Mark Hackard says that the US interests in Chechnya may be motivated by more than altruism.

Apr0306:45

County Sheriff Can Bust Big Brother: Wyoming Sheriffs Put Feds in Their Place

County sheriffs in Wyoming have scored a big one for the 10th Amendment and states rights. The sheriffs slapped a federal intrusion upside the head and are insisting that all federal law enforcement officers and personnel from federal regulatory agencies must clear all their activity in a Wyoming County with the Sheriff’s Office. Deja vu for those who remember big Richard Mack in Arizona.

Apr0306:43

Israeli unveils tank-defense system of the future

On a dusty, wind-swept field overlooking the Mediterranean, a small team of researchers is putting the final touches on what Israel says is a major game changer in tank defense: a miniature anti-missile system that detects incoming projectiles and shoots them down before they reach the armored vehicles.

And just who paid for all this high-tech employment in Israel?

Apr0305:55

Florida Teacher Pensions To Be Reduced

There are several bills pushing through the Florida Legislature which have many future pensioners worried that they won’t have a high quality of life during their golden years. The bills entail cuts to teacher and school worker pensions, some of the proposals if passed will reduce pensions by as much as 40%...

Apr0304:21

What Do the New Unemployment Numbers Mean?

The official unemployment rate is 9.7%. However, if you start counting all the people that want a job but gave up, all the people with part-time jobs that want a full-time job, all the people who dropped off the unemployment rolls because their unemployment benefits ran out, etc., you get a closer picture of what the unemployment rate is. That number is in the last row labeled U-6.

It reflects how unemployment feels to the average Joe on the street. U-6 is 16.9%.

Apr0302:11

The Manufactured Menace From Michigan, Take Two

When the stranger materialized a few years ago, nobody really knew much about him. He seemed like a suitably sympathetic figure and quickly ingratiated himself by offering whatever help he could. No task was too menial for him, and he had a way of finding just what the group needed right when it was required.

April 2, 2010

Apr0220:58

Hilariously stupid NPR report

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498509

"Job Prospects Grim For Youth, Especially Black Teens"

In the report about how bad things are for the young people finding their first jobs NOTHING is mentioned about the ILLEGAL ALIENS or even the legal immigration that is swamping this nation.

Apr0220:44

CNN shamelessly propagandizes Iranian rumors with same lies that preceded unlawful war with Iraq

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

The CNN headline: U.S. official says intel suggests Iran plans to ship arms to Taliban, followed by the leading “information”:

Washington (CNN) -- New U.S. military intelligence suggests Iran plans to smuggle new shipments of weapons into Afghanistan in the coming weeks as part of an increased effort to interfere with coalition operations, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said Friday.

The information came from an "Iranian source" whose tips on past shipments have been verified by the United States, the official said.

Apr0219:49

American Monetary Institute (AMI): History of money, monetary reform, public action. 1 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

The American Monetary Institute is the world’s leading organization for understanding monetary history and how to reform monetary policy. These six articles reprint AMI’s principle information, available at AMI’s website, with their express permission to share widely:

1.Explaining the need for monetary reform: the heart of our economic crisis
2.Monetary history: synopsis of Stephen Zarlenga’s The Lost Science of Money
3.How to reform our monetary system: understanding the mechanics of creating money
4.The American Monetary Act: monetary reform legislation for Congress
5.FAQ of monetary reform
6.What can Americans do for monetary reform?

Apr0219:42

S.Af. Christians show Easter solidarity with Palestinians as Gaza is attacked

South African Christians show Easter solidarity with Palestinians as Gaza is attacked
2 Apr 2010
In an Easter message, more than 60 South African church leaders and Christian, Jewish and Muslim lay theologians have conveyed their solidarity with Palestinian Christians in their Kairos call to action for a just peace.
The message comes as Israeli forces are launching a further massive assault on Gaza, further to a series of recent low-key military exchanges, including rocket attacks from Hamas.

Apr0216:44

Ireland Child Abuse Report Reveals Vatican, Police Cover-up Collusion

The inquiry condemned church leaders for covering-up abuse for decades.

The Commission examined complaints concerning over 320 children. Substantially more of the complaints related to boys. Of the 46 priests examined, 11 pleaded guilty to or were convicted in the criminal courts of sexual assaults on children.

Apr0216:36

Failed Banks and Failed Billions

The subsidization of the housing market is doomed to failure, because there simply isn’t enough money and credit available to keep it going indefinitely.

Apr0216:34

Tax Day ‘war’? Tea Partiers promise to meet anarchists with firepower

"Anarchists plan war on April 15th Tea Parties," reads a headline at Gateway Pundit. The Fox Nation Web site links to that story using the same headline.

But is it war the anarchists are planning? Not according to the blog posting that started it all: A call to action at the anarchist news site Infoshop, urging people to "Crash the Tea Parties!"

I have one word to describe what is going on here: Cointelpro, all over again.

You might want to google it, if you are not familiar with the term. You may be surprised to see what the US government has done over the years to attempt to keep people quiet about logical disagreements they may have had with governmental policies.

And what they have done through the decades has been...pretty nasty.

Apr0216:33

The Catholic Church and Adolf Hitler

Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, having helped bring about the fall of the Weimar Republic, formed the Catholic German Party. On March 23, 1933, the German Reichstag met, and the Catholic Party, led by its Catholic leaders, former chancellor Brüning and prelate Mgr. Kaas,
personal friend of Pacelli, voted for Catholic Hitler. In his acceptance speech, Hitler described Christianity as, "essential elements for safeguarding the soul of the German people." Hitler, knowing who helped him to power, then stated, "We hope to improve our friendly relations with the Holy See." Just four months later, Hitler's government signed a concordat with the Vatican, a treaty that gave preferential legal status to the Catholic church above other churches.

Apr0216:04

Phil Hare doesn't care about Constitution

Apr0215:45

Abuse was common in religious orders

They are far and away the worst," Simons said of the Salesians. "They are the largest order, but they are also the absolute worst when it comes to taking responsibility for what happened in the past and for trying to locate and identify both perpetrators and victims. They have shown really no sense of responsibility for this issue at all."



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Real terrorists are rare and usually easily caught. Always ask, Who gains from this?


Setting up the meme: Moscow "false flag" terrorist attack in video game
When it comes to terrorism, always suspect a "false flag" first 

Every time there is a terrorist attack, the nations blamed say that it was a "false flag" operation. This is what America did to cover up My Lai. We were lying. Germans claimed Poland invaded Germany in 1939. An educated guess is that 75% of terrorist attacks we hear of were staged, never happened or were done by "radical groups" that were first infiltrated, then controlled and eventually financed and supplied by intelligence agencies. Intelligence agencies are, in actuality, the biggest terrorist organizations in the world. The CIA has blown up more buses, airplanes and markets than any almost anyone else. The Mossad may be number one, followed by, well, everyone, the RAW, ISI, MI-6, IRA and dozens of others. 

Either directly or through idiots, clones (operatives using false identity to look like "terrorists") or through simply doing it themselves, these groups promote national policy by destabilizing nations, swin ging elections or defaming religious, national or political groups by staging attacks and using the press to place the blame. The popular video game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 even has a terrorist attack on a transportation center in Moscow built into it, a "false flag" attack. Today, the real thing happened. 

Francesco Cossiga, former Prime Minister, President and Minister of the Interior of Italy, spills his guts 


Former Italian Prime Minister and President Cossiga
With communism threatening to overrun Europe, NATO set up terrorist groups under OperationGladio (short sword) to act as guerrilla armies in case Europe was overrun. As this became less and less likely, intelligence services began using the terrorist groups meant to fight Russia to manipulate politics in Europe through terrorist acts, such as bombings. We wouldn't know the details if Cossiga, one of the planners of Operation Gladio, hadn't spilled his guts about this and other "false flag" operations inEurope and elsewhere. This is what Cassiga told Robert Maroni, Italian Minister of the Interior about methods employed to control civil protests in Italy:
"Maroni should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior. 

"University students? ... infiltrate them with agents provocateurs ... and let the agents provocateurs devastate shops, set fire to cars and put cities to the sword for ten days. 

"Then, having won the sympathy of the public ... the police should pitilessly beat the shit out of protesters and send them all to hospital. "
One of the operational leaders of Operation Gladio, representing NATO with the CIA, was Vincezo Vinciguerra who stated under oath:
"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown peopl e far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened."
When the Italian parliament investigated, a number of allegations arose. It seemed that one of the Gladio operations was a train bombing in Bologna in 1980 which killed 85 people. This was supported by both physical evidence and significant testimony. It was also discovered that "Palestinian terrorists" operating in Europe including Abu Nidal were working for the CIA and Mossad. Investigations by the Italian parliament reported the following about Stefano delle Ciaie. 

A neo-fascist group tied to extre mist Masonic lodges in Italy had formed a political action cell called "P2." Though none of this was reported in the US, this group, tied directly to NATO intelligence services was linked to terrorist acts throughout Europe and even in South America. The report reads as follows:
"In December 1985 magistrates in Bologna issued 16 arrest warrants, including at least three to P-2 members, accusing members of the Italian intelligence service SISMI of first planning and then covering up the Bologna bombing. One of these 16 was P-2's leader Licio Gelli, who had spent most of the post-war years in Argentina. A small group of anarchists, penetrated by delle Chiaie's man Mario Merlino, were blamed at first for the Piazza Fontana bombing, even though Sismi knew within six days that delle Chiaie was responsible, and Merlino had planted the bomb."
The "Buzz words" of m urder 

We now use terms like "Low Intensity Conflict" and "Surrogacy Warfare" to describe terrorism operated by governments against either foreign governments or, more often, their own people. Most "false flag" attacks are used to influence elections or to push through "Patriot Act" and "FISA" type legislation or to justify acts like the invasion of Iraq. Control of both the press and any potential investigation makes such operations a mainstream effort of national policy, so commonplace that those who work in intelligence or at the highest levels of law enforcement automatically write off major terrorism incidents as staged. 

In Vietnam, Operation Phoenix was terrorism, meant to kill civilian "communists" including doctors, nurses, teachers and even religious leaders. We ran similar programs in Central America fo r years, killing thousands, nuns, reporters, union leaders and moderate politicians we were afraid would eventually join with communists. It was a horrible embarrassment to the CIA that the "communist dictatorship" in Nicaragua was voted out of office in an open election they sponsored. We had been running death squads throughout that country from our bases on Honduras for years. 

Similar operations have been staged all over the world, from Chile to Korea to Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States. Half the bombings during the 60s and 70s were planned or influenced by "informants" or "agent provocateurs" as described by Cossiga. The massive infiltration of the militia movements of the 80s and 90s brings the Oklahoma City bombing into question. 

Every day, all over the world 

If a train or bus blows up in London, it is best to look at who is visiting, what political party is going to gain or what scandal needs to be pushed off the front page. In India, the Mumbai attacks, blamed on Pakistan, did nothing for Pakistan. Who gained? Israel gained as did India, gained massively. When a school is blown up in Pakistan and blamed on the Taliban, Pakistan doesn't believe the Taliban had anything to do with it. When Iran is attacked from Balochistan, it knows nobody in Ba lochistan planned the attack. 

Yes, there are real terrorists, people without hope who are pushed to extremism through exploitation, often by religious fanatics or hucksters. For every Maddrassa in Pakistan, there is a church in the US, perhaps ten, advocating beliefs that can lead nowhere but to violence. 

Breeding terrorism at home 

Radicals within the United States have always been a serious problem. A good analytical tool is the simple public poll. It reveals how gullible a population is and how easy they would be to fool. The primary groundwork for terrorism is control of the press and the molding of public opinion. With foreign governments with highly suspect intelligence agencies infiltrating the press, as they have in the United States, there is little doubt that providing cover for "false flag" terrorism is in the cards.&nbs p;

A recent Harris Poll reveals the following beliefs by one American party deemed "right of center":
  • First bullet item.

  • 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"

  • 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"

  • 57 percent of Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim

  • 24 percent of Republicans believe President Obama may be the AntiChrist
And it gets worse: How hard can it be to blame the Easter bunny for 9/11 with folks like this around? 

The basic rule is simply this: if terrorists suffer as a result of an attack, bring down massive retaliation, if new laws are passed or a public is aroused, then we are probably dealing with a "false flag" attack, not a genuine terrorist act. If a terror attack, such as the phony "Crotch Bombing" in Detroit are staged and individuals tied directly to security agencies make millions in profits overnight, you can be absolutely certain, no questions asked. 

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Gruaja e kryeministrit te Shqiperise, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare", merr pjese ne Konferencen Nderkombteare te Autizmit ne New York
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEQIR SINA, NEW YORK
 
 
 
Nju Jork: shenohet  Dita Boterore Autism Awareness- "Vetedije me te madhe ne te kuptuarit e autizmit eshte me se e nevojshme, sot," thote shefi i OKB-se, Ban Ki-mun ne Diten Boterore Autism -Awareness  
 
 
 
 
 
 

UNITED NATIONS - NEW YORK CITY :  Sekretari i pergjithshem Ban Ki-mun, duke shenuar Diten Boterore Autism Awareness, me 2 prill 2010, ne Kombet e Bashkuara ne Nju Jork, mbreme ka bere thirrje per te kuptuar me ndjeshmeri e humanizem te thelle e ne rritje, problemin e njerezve me aftesi te kufizuar qe prek sot ndoshta me miliona njerez ne mbare boten.
 
   Autizmi, sipas shefit te OKB-se, Ban Ki-mun e cila prek sot fatkeqsisht miliona njerezit rreth globit, pengon mundesine per te komunikuar dhe zhvilluar marredhenie shoqerore, dhe shoqerohet shpesh me sfidat ekstreme te sjelljes, dhe permisimit te jetes se tyre. Vleresimet ndryshojne, dhe pune ne kete drejtim nuk mund te thuhet se nuk eshte bere, por besohet se deri sot, gati 70 milione njerez ne mbare boten jane te prekur nga semundjet qe i kan lene ata me aftesi te kufizuara.

Ne mesazhin, duke shenuar Diten Boterore Autism Awareness, me 2 prill 2010, ne Kombet e Bashkuara ne Nju Jork, mbreme  zoti Ban tha se autizmi eshte edhe "kompleks edhe ne  te kuptuar siç duhet." Ai tha se "Femijet dhe te rriturit me autizem  ne te vertete, ata qe jetojne me aftesi te kufizuara ne pergjithesi - do te kene nje barre te dyfishte, ne se bota me ndjeshmeri dhe humanizem nuk i ndihmon si duhet dhe aq sa duhet keta njerez"

Mbasi sispa shefit te OKB-se, Ban Kin-mun, "Jo vetem qe ata te perballen me sfidat e perditshme qe vjen nga paaftesia e tyre, natyrore, por ata duhet te perballen edhe me qendrimin negativ te shoqerise, mbeshtetje te kufizuar per nevojat e tyre dhe, "ne disa raste diskriminimi, dramatik," vuri ne dukje ai.

Andaj duke shenuar Diten Boterore Autism Awareness, me 2 prill 2010, ne Kombet e Bashkuara ne Nju Jork, mbreme  zoti Ban tha se "Konventa e OKB-se, mbi te Drejtat e Personave me Aftesi te Kufizuara, kerkon per t'iu kundervene qendrimeve te ketilla, ne mbare boten.

Ky pakt, i cili hyri ne fuqi ne Maj 2009, pohon te drejtat ne arsim, shendetesi, pune, kushtet e pershtatshme te jeteses, liria e levizjes, liria nga shfrytezimi dhe njohje te barabarte para ligjit per te vleresuar ne bote 650 milione persona me aftesi te kufizuara. Deri tani 144 vende e kane nenshkruar marreveshjen e 83 e kane ratifikuar ate. Mes ketyre vendeve ndodhet edhe Shqiperia, delgacioni i Republikes se Shqiperise i kryesuar nga Gruaja e kryeministrit, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare”.

Ne dhjetor 2007, Asambleja e Pergjithshme e ka caktuar 2 prillin, si Dita Boterore e Autism Awareness, me qellim thot ajo qe te nxit sado pak perpjekjet globale per  te kuptuarit me te madhe ne lidhje me "çrregullimin shoqeror" ne shoqerin e sotme anembane botes, qe ndikon ne dhjetra miliona rreth e rrotull globit.

"Le te shohim me thelle kete problem te madh shoqeror ne shoqerine e sotme, dhe te jemi te gateshem per te ri-vleresuar qendrimet tona dhe atyre te shoqerive tona, keshtu qe ne mund te hiqim edhe paragjykimet qe diskriminojn personat me aftesi te kufizuara, rreth e rrotull globit" theksoi Sekretari i Pergjithshem i Kombeve te Bashkuara , Ban Kin-mun, me 2 Prill 2010, duke shenuar Diten Boterore Autism Awareness, ne Kombet e Bashkuara ne Nju Jork.

 
"Vetedije me te madhe ne te kuptuarit e autizmit eshte me se e nevojshme, sot," thote shefi i OKB-se, Ban Ki-mun ne Diten Boterore Autism Awareness  
 
 
 

    Autizmi eshte paaftesi zhvilluese gjate gjithe jetes qe manifestohet gjate tre viteve te para te jetes. Norma e autizmit ne te gjitha rajonet e botes eshte e larte dhe kjo ka nje ndikim te madh mbi femijet, familjet e tyre, komunitetet dhe shoqerite. Ne historine e tij, familja e Kombeve te Bashkuara ka promovuar te drejtat dhe mireqenien e me aftesi te kufizuara, duke perfshire femijet me aftesi te kufizuara te zhvillimit. Ne 2008, te Konventes mbi te Drejtat e Personave me Aftesi te Kufizuara ka hyre ne fuqi, duke riafirmuar parimin themelor te te drejtave universale te njeriut per te gjithe.
 
 
    Asambleja e Pergjithshme e Kombeve te Bashkuara unanimisht deklaroi keshtu 2 prillin, si Dita Boterore e Autism Awareness (A/RES/62/139) per te nxjerre ne pah nevojen per te ndihmuar ne permiresimin e jetes se femijeve dhe te rriturve te cilet vuajne nga çrregullimi ne menyre qe ata mund te çoje jeten e plote dhe kuptimplote. Ne Nju Jork, pallatin e "Qelqet", mes delegacioneve nga mbar bota, ndodhet dhe delgacioni i Republikes se Shqiperise i kryesuar nga Gruaja e kryeministrit te Shqiperise, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare” dhe delegacioni qe e shoqerone ate.
 
 
   Bashkeshortja e kryeministrit Liri Berisha, dhe anetaret e stafit te saj - jane duke marre pjese prej sot ne Konferencen Nderkombteare te  Autizmit ne New York . Zonja Liri Berisha, sic dihet merr pjes si bashke-kryetare nderi e Konferences Nderkombetare te Autuzmit. Ajo ka perfshire kete shoqate humanitare ne kuader te punes dhe perpjekjeve per studimin dhe trajtimin e Autizmit ne Shqiperi. Ne New York Konferenca Nderkombetare e Autizmit World Focus on Autism dhe Autism Speaks, organizohet ne partneritet me organizata te tjera analoge dhe nen patronazhin e Kombeve te Bashkuara. 
 
     Pjesemarres ne kete organizate jane Zonjat te Para, princesha, dhe gra me fame nga e gjithe bota, politikane,artiste, bamirse, mjeke sociologe psikologe etj. Fondacioni i Femijeve Shqiptare, i cili po merr pjese ne kete konference, prestigjoze, po shfrytezon Konferencen Nderkombteare te Autizmit ne New York, per te zhvilluara takime te rendesishme me homologet e tyre nga e gjithe bota, pjesmarrese ne kete konference.
 
 
 
Autism Speakes eshte qendra me e madhe mbi autizmin ne bote me baze ne New York, dhe e themeluar ne vitin 2005 e cila ka per qellim financimin dhe mbeshtetjen e kerkimit shkencor parandalimit trajtimit dhe kurimit te autizmit.
 
 
 
Fondacioni i Femijeve Shqiptare Domenick Scaglione dhe Presidentja zonja Liri Berisha kane nje partneritet te ngushte me kete qender.
Gruaja e kryeministrit te Shqiperise, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare” , u takua mbreme ne New York, me Presidenten e Autism Speakes zonj Suzanne Wright, dhe bashkethemeluesin e kesaj  organizate Bob Wright. 
 
 
   Projekti me i fundit, ne ndihme te prinderve qe kane femije me autizem, ne Shqiperi eshte ai i fondacionit Femijet Shqiptare, me presidente Zonjen Liri Berisha, Gruaja e Kryeministrit te Shqiperise dr Sali Berisha. Zonja Berisha si presidente e ketij fundacioni vazhdimisht ka bere thirrje qe edhe vendi yne te futet ne harten e atyre qe marrin trajtim per personat me autizem. Ajo citohet te kete thene ne nje konference vitin e kaluar se "Ne si fondacion po punojme te vendosim Shqiperine ne harten e vendeve qe kujdesen dhe e trajtojne autizmin duke bashkepunuar per sensibilizimin e te gjithe popullates dhe te gjithe aktoret privat, strukturat shteterore dhe publike ". Ne bote raportet e OKB-se thone se" nje ne cdo 150 femije eshte me autizem.
 
Gruaja e kryeministrit te Shqiperise, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare” dhe delegacioni qe e shoqerone zonjen Berisha, eshte duke bere ne New York - OKB, nje ekspoze mjaft vleresuese mbi punen e deritanishme te Fondacionit te Femijeve Shqiptare si dhe mbi arritjet e ketyre perpjekjeve ne kete fushe.
 
Zonja Berisha si gjithmon ne takimet e saj mbi keto probleme, ka hedhur drite mbi disa iniciativa konkrete ne kete drejtim. Ajo ka shfaqur idene sesi mund te behet organizimi e nje konference nderkombetare, edhe ne Shqiperi, ku eksperte te shkleqyer nderkombetare, dhe shqiptare, sipas saj do t'i ofrojne pediaterve psikologeve dhe aktoreve te tjere lokale informacionin e nevojshem dhe bashkekohor si dhe do te ofrohen sesione trajnimi per grupe te vogla specialistesh qe tashme punojne me femijet autiste, ne Shqiperi, Kosove dhe viset shqiptare.
 
Presidentja e Fondacionit te Femijeve Shqiptare zonja Liri Berisha, ka pohuar se nji biblioteke me literature mbi autizmin do te krijohet fale kontributit te figurave te shquara nga Britania e madhe dhe SHBA dhe ka nisur dhurimi i librave dhe revistave mbi autizmin."Une do te inkurajoja qe cdo vend te ndertonte nji partneritet te tille si ai qe ne kemi me Autism Speaks- citohet nga shtypi shqiptar te kete thene zonja Berisha. 
 
 
 
 
  Gruaja e kryeministrit te Shqiperise, Zonja Liri Berisha, Presidente e fondacionit “Femijet Shqiptare” dhe delegacioni qe e shoqerone ate, mbreme ka marre pjese ne ndezjen e dritave, nji ceremoni simbolike dhe tradicionale qe zhvillohet per cdo mbremje, ne raste te vecanta ne ndertesen me e larte ne New York City dhe ndertesen qe per 41 vjet ishte edhe rrokaqielli me i larte ne bote, Empire State Building (ndertesa e shtetit perandorak - adresa quhet 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118. Ndertimi i saj filloi me 17 Mars 1930 dhe perfundoi me 1 Maj 1931. Empire State Building eshte 381 metra e larte dhe ka 102 kate). Ajo dhe delegacioni i saj vizitoi ndertesen qe deri me sot eshte vizituar nga 117 milion vizitore, ndertesen qe ne nje dite te kthjellet mund te shikohet deri ne 130 km largesi dhe mund te veshtrohen 5 shtete fqinje.

 

  

 

Tom Colicchio And Bob & Susan Wright Light The Empire State Building

NEW YORK - APRIL 01: (L-R) First Lady of Albania, Dr.Liri Berisha, NBC Universal Chairman and co-founder, Autism Speaks, Bob Wright, grandson of Bob & Suzanne Wright, Mattias Hilderbrand, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, and co-founder, Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright pose for pictures on the Observation deck of The Empire State Building on April 1, 2010 in New York City.

In this photo: Liri Berisha, Bob Wright, Mattias Hilderbrand, Tom Colicchio, Suzanne Wright

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Apr 01, 2010
 

Tom Colicchio And Bob & Susan Wright Light The Empire State Building

NEW YORK - APRIL 01: NBC Universal Chairman and co-founder, Autism Speaks, Bob Wright (L) and First Lady of Albania, Dr. Liri Berisha attend the lighting of The Empire State Building on April 1, 2010 in New York City.
 
 

Tom Colicchio And Bob & Susan Wright Light The Empire State Building

NEW YORK - APRIL 01: First Lady of Albania, Dr. Liri Berisha poses for pictures on the Observation Deck of The Empire State Building on April 1, 2010 in New York City.

In this photo: Liri Berisha

 

Tom Colicchio And Bob & Susan Wright Light The Empire State Building

NEW YORK - APRIL 01: (L-R) First Lady of Albania, Dr.Liri Berisha, NBC Universal Chairman and co-founder, Autism Speaks, Bob Wright, grandson of Bob & Suzanne Wright, Mattias Hilderbrand, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, co-founder, Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, and Kerry Magro of Autism Speaks pose for pictures on the Observation deck of The Empire State Building on April 1, 2010 in New York City.
 

2009 NATO Summit

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - APRIL 04: French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (R) accompanies spouses of NATO member state leaders at Rohan Palace on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. The spouses visited the palace, as well as the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral and its restoraiton workshops. Heads of state, foreign ministers and defence ministers of the 28 NATO member countries are participating in the summit from April 3-4 in Strasbourg, Kehl and Baden Baden to mark the 60th anniversary of the transatlantic military and political

 
 


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Të jesh ose të jesh

Hamdi Nuhiju

 

Njerëzit mendojnë se u zhduka nga paragjykimet. I dehur nga kolapsi i rregullave të rregullësisë endem në rrugët e qelqta të dashurisë. Strehim më të saktë, më të mirë e më të bukur se në dashuri nuk ka. Bile edhe jeta zbukurohet nga lulet e verdha të vjeshtës në lindjen e re.

Ëndërr. Po, e tillë është secila fjalë e cila ka ëmbëlsinë e kahmotshme të botës së pafundme. Në të mblidhen të gjithë, madje edhe ata që nuk mendojnë aspak mbi të.

Egoja rritë e nxitë largimin e ndjenjave nga ndjenjat, ndërsa shpirti fillon të pikturoj mbi natyrë.

Poeti tha:” Ose duku ashtu si je, ose bëhu ashtu si dukesh..” Zaten sikur të mendosh ndryshe do të ndryshkesh, vyshkesh e përkeqësohesh. Paramendo sikur të nisesh në një rrugë e cila të rikthen mbi vete të gjitha zhurmimet e skajshme të mentalitetit rozë. Sikur edhe dashuria të dilte në njërin krah, dhe mendimi, fryma e erosi të stimulonte tingujt e brendësisë, ti përsëri do të gjendesh përballë botës.

Kujtuan se unë vjedha idenë e botës së tejdukshme. Ndoshta dukja mu bë zemër e ndarë në shtatë pjesë. Për çdo qiell ka një pjesë. Vezullimi i tyre arrinë deri tek shkëlqimi i engjujve. Nuk e preferoj ta mendoj djallin. Përderisa ai nuk më le rehat në asnjë çastë. Arrita që të pastrohem nga moduset e panevojshme. Dhe përsëri rrugën po e vazhdoj i vetëm si në fillim.

Ata u larguan e ikën nga unë. Njëjtë si nxënësi i Zekerijaut a.s. Me shpirtin e sufiut e zemrën e një meskini vazhdoj rrugën me të gjitha sprovat. Ata nuk më ndalin, por më forcojnë që ti qëndroj përballë secilës tradhti.

I egër, i vrazhdë, i panevojshëm! Bile bile edhe i papjekur. Çkamos dëgjuan veshët e mi. Gjithçka pranuan ndjenjat e mia. I çuditur nga ky rrëfim me veten, ëndërrova e ëndërrova. Më në fund gjysëm i zhveshur, e me hallet e mia iu riktheva profesionit të vjetër-fjalëve. Pa to nuk mund të jetoj. Ju dhurova pak sot lexuesve të mi. Por me kohë do të stabilizohen mendimet e mia.

Rrugëtimi i meditimit ndalon mu këtu! Uphhhhh, çfarë e pavërtete. Meditimi nuk ndalet, por vazhdon. Të jesh ose të jesh është rruga e mesit. Ne jemi popull i mesit.



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