Thursday, December 31, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

Happy New Year

New Year 2010 celebrations take place around the world - with video ~ link

CIA confirms 7 CIA officers killed and 6 wounded in Afghanistan bombing attack ~ link

UN moving 60 foreign staff out of Pakistan for their safety ~ link ~ Not what you would call a good sign for the coming year in this part of the world.

Indian Army Ready For War Against China And Pakistan Simultaneously ~ link ~ Such a war, even if it stays 'local' but goes nuclear would spread so much radiation in the northern hemisphere that at least hundreds of millions and more likely one to two billion human beings would die.

Just because Zardari sound paranoid does not mean they are not out to get him ~ link

India reels from horrible police sex assault case ~ link

India monitoring Pak-China weapons deal ~ link

Iran opposition leaders are fleeing Tehran as government mobs threaten death ~ link ~ I told you that the theocratic government has powerful groups that it can call on and that they are willing to fight very dirty, to the end. I don't expect to see the Iranian government fall and that will end the Obama bid to overturn them and open things up for the "military option" in Iran. I expect a war sometime in the next few months.

Israel poised to strike Iran? ~ link ~ YES.

Breaking: Iran anti-riot police forces (are not local) and artillery moving into Tehran ~ link ~
Heavy artillery also moving into Tehran now. People on the ground say that Tehran looks like a war zone ahead of the actual war.

Netanyahu the Pretender ~ link ~ Old Bibi is still the Most Dangerous Man On Earth in my opinion. If he starts a war with Iran, ALL HELL will break lose on earth.

In Biowar Attack US Post Office Could Distribute Aid ~ link ~ Whoever wrote this has absolutely no concept of Advanced Biowar or its effects. This article is fantasy on the level of Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

Will Americans Reclaim Our Nation In 2010 From The Thugs And Con Artists? ~ link ~ I am sorry to say, but I doubt it.

Armed TSA Agents Threaten Travel Journalist ~ link

The Decade of Tyranny ~ link ~ We let it happen, now we are going to pay a very dear price.

Obama Number Seven on Ten Most Corrupt Politicians List of 2009 ~ link

Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: 'I was visited by the FBI' ~ link ~ This sad excuse for a False Flag "attack" is indicative that some serious things are headed our way very soon.

US Navy's Deadly New Trimaran ~ link ~ Great ship!

Congressman Dennis Kucinich: The biggest threat to National Security are the criminals in Washington, DC - video ~ link ~ I like Dennis, he tells it like it is.

Fighting Back: Ridding America of the Warmongers ~ link ~ This would be a very difficult task. These bastards are well dug in and would blow up the entire world rather than give up their power and money.

Ukraine Fatalities Spike to 727 - One day total 29 ~ link ~
The above totals are from the Ukraine Ministry of Health website, indicating the spike in deaths is incrasing. The 727 dead are 29 higher than yesterday's report and brings the total deaths in the past 96 hours to 94. The rate of one death per dour for the past four days is similar to the rate at the beginning of the outbreak in October. 3,753,896 Influenza/ARI 212,349 Hospitalized 727 Dead

H1N1 D225G in Lungs of Patients Across Russia ~ link ~ So the biowar that was released a couple of months ago in the Ukraine is now spreading throughout Russia!

Fatal D225G/D225N H1N1 Co-Infections Raise Concerns ~ link ~ 2010 is going to be a most interesting year (as in the old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times").

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and "Pandemic" Scandal ~ link ~ This should include who organized the spraying of western Ukraine with biowar weapons; who mutated A/H1N1 in the Ukraine; what was the 'other' disease (the Ukrainian Plague) that killed hundreds with black lungs/etc.; who created A/H1N1 in the first place???

Putin calls for more weapons to stop America from doing 'whatever it wants' ~ link

Murder of nuclear physicist in the Netherlands raises questions ~ link

China may build a Middle East naval base ~ link

Predictions for 2010 ~ link

All currencies will continue to fall vs. gold ~ link

Welcome to Orwell's World 2010 ~ link

New Years Honours ~ link

National Security Establishment killed JFK in 1963 Coup d'Etat ~ link ~ Understanding what happened to JFK, MLK, RFK, Wallace, Teddy Kennedy, John Paul I, JFK, Jr. and many others is useful to seeing the bigger picture of what is really happening globally.

Tracking the Sound of Revolution ~ link ~ Political jazz.

Jazz: New Year Jazz Party ~ link

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

Report: Iran Will Respond If Israel Strikes ~ link ~ A strike on Iran will become a general Middle East War on day one. Strikes and Counter-strikes will likely take things to the use of nuclear and advanced biological weapons of mass destruction very early in the war and that is likely to spread throughout the world becoming the Third World War/Armageddon.

Egypt Lets 100 Protesters Go To Gaza ~ link ~ Israel can no longer spin its way out of world condemnation for its harsh actions in Gaza. The Gaza War, a year ago, ended that. Israel can live in long term peace and prosperity, but it has to completely rethink its Grand Strategy. Having a continuing near-war state of events with its neighbors is really totally crazy in the day and age of 21st Century weapons.

Israel's Increasing Anti-Christianity ~ link ~ This is something that I have been noticing for a number of years. The religious extremists in Israel are calling way too many of the shots.

Ayatollah Khamenei's jet checked, Iran Supreme Leader may flee to Russia if necessary ~ link ~ Sorry, but I just think that this is wishful thinking and propaganda. Iran is a long way from revolution and the religious leaders have powerful armed elements that will fight hard and dirty before they let themselves be overthrown.

The Holy Virgin Mary appears in Egypt with videos ~ link
~ Also see: Accented by Rosary, intervention of the Blessed Mary has defied skepticism of cynics ~ link

Attack Yemen? by Congressman Ron Paul - video ~ link
“The bigger the problem and the more the fear is built up, the more they take away our personal liberties and turn us all into zombies and the American people go along with it and say as long as it makes us safer I guess it’s OK to go along but it’s time the American people woke up and started realizing that there’s a bit of propaganda going on and quite possibly this incident will not only undermine our personal liberties but will also accelerate our intervention and the violence occurring in the Middle East,”

Obama ordered US military strike on Yemen 'Terrorists' ~ link ~ This mainstream news media article has more fear mongering of the dreaded al Qaeda. What total bullshit! Most people do not buy into the Official 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, it is a bad B Grade movie script. Also See: "Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants planning attacks from Yemen" ~ link ~ There is an old saying, "Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me". If anyone is really dumb enough to buy into this fake nonsense you are dumber than a rock!

Eerie outpost unnerves US Marines ~ link

Secret CIA Jails in Lithuania: Legacy of Nazi Collaborationism ~ link ~ From an American legal and constitutional point of view, the American officials who were involved in these "jails" in any way shape or form should be charged with multiple felonies. Their actions were illegal and totally unconstitutional. So, where are the criminal charges??? Also See: Lithuanian Parliamentary Commission Confirms Presence of CIA Prisons ~ link

Voting machine maker faces Federal hearings ~ link

A Grand Jury May Answer the Question: Who Is Accountable for a War Started on the False Claims that Iraq had WMD? ~ link ~ Bush, Cheney and a number of people on both sides of the Atlantic (including Phony Tony Blair) should be indicted for war crimes. That is the only way, short of a revolution, to end this war profiteering-driven endless war/more war mania that engulfs us.

Harman and Winograd Congressional Race Heats Up ~ link ~
A little more than seven months after launching her second attempt to unseat California's powerful eight-term Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman, the PDA-backed Marcy Winograd recently sent out a fundraising email in which she described Harman as the Joe Lieberman of the House.

Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA? ~ link ~ The CIA played a major role in the murder of President Kennedy and others and no one has ever answered for those crimes.

Bankers get a $4 TRILLION gift from Barney Frank ~ link ~
-- Instead, it supports the biggest banks. It authorizes Federal Reserve banks to provide as much as $4 trillion in emergency funding the next time Wall Street crashes. So much for “no-more-bailouts” talk. That is more than twice what the Fed pumped into markets this time around. The size of the fund makes the bribes in the Senate’s health-care bill look minuscule.

Financial Coup D'etat - video ~ link ~ This features a Congresswoman who has the courage of her convictions and puts America and the American people first.

General Motors Confirms the Closure of Saab ~ link ~ Damn shame, lots of people will be out of work from this. Moreover, they had a buyer but GM would not sell. Saab made some interesting cars (the batteries were not very good and a key negative feature, but the cars themselves were good and long lasting).

Congressman Dennis Kucinich questions Treasury's Assistance to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ~ link ~
“Many questions remain unanswered regarding this move by the Treasury. Why suddenly remove the cap?”, Kucinich asked. “Indications are that Freddie and Fannie, even as millions of Americans lose their homes, have used just $111 billion of the $400 billion previously available to them.”

“Additionally, I want to determine whether Fannie and Freddie have a cohesive plan to buy up the underperforming mortgages that remain on the books of the big banks, at appropriate prices, and undertake a massive reworking of the terms of the mortgages so as to stem the foreclosure crisis that continues to plague our country,” Kucinich said. “This new authority must be used responsibly and for the benefit of American families. This cannot be used simply to purchase toxic assets at inflated prices, thus transferring the losses to the U. S. taxpayers and acting as a back door TARP.

German Court hands down life sentence in 'honor killing' ~ link ~ Good! If I had been the judge, I likely would have hung the bastards if it had been an option.

Australian report canvasses nuclear weapons option ~ link ~
An Australian government-funded military policy think tank issued a report this month advocating a policy shift to re-open the option of building a nuclear arsenal under conditions where US power is waning and “great-power relationships are shifting”.

Belgrade Form's Position on Serbia-NATO Relationship ~ link ~ Just a personal note here: I have been to Belgrade and was very impressed. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It has a relatively safe and friendly environment, reasonable prices, and the most beautiful women I have ever seen in one place in my life.

Blue Moon Eclipse on New Year's Eve ~ link ~ link ~
link ~ Blue Moons are rare (once every ~2.5 years). Blue Moons on New Year's Eve are rarer still (once every ~19 years). How rare is a lunar eclipse of a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve?

WHO: Swine Flu virus 'could still mutate' ~ link ~ It's a shame that WHO does not put any effort into discovering just which nation or group genetically engineered A/H1N1 in the first place; and who ordered the spraying of western Ukrainian cities with biowar germs.

Lack of priests hits scandal plagued Ireland ~ link ~ Every bishop has an absolute duty to provide, as much as he is able to, sufficient priests to administer the sacraments. Already in a number of places in Africa and South America, this means that married men are being ordained and priests are quietly getting married and staying priests. This old nonsense of mandatory celibacy has to end; it is a 800 year rule in a 2,000 year old Church. A number of Popes were married including St. Peter himself, thousands and thousands of bishops and priests have been married men in the past. It is time to start ordaining married men and it is time that good Catholics demand this of the Pope and of their bishop.

OLED wallpaper - A bright future for lighting technology ~ link

Jazz: Lullaby of Birdland ~ link

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

The Economic Crisis Ends; The Political Crisis Begins ~ link ~The European corporate-elite — like their American counterparts — lavished non-stop praise on the “bold yet necessary” decision to bail out the banks; the economy was supposedly saved from “impending collapse.” But every action has an equal but opposite reaction. Bailing out the banks saved the butts of dozens of European bankers, but now millions of workers are about to experience a thundering kick in the ass. Unbeknownst to most Europeans, the public money that financed the bank bailouts created a massive public debt problem, to be solved by massively slashing public programs that benefit workers and the poor. This amounts to a blatant transfer of billions — maybe trillions of dollars — in public wealth, away from the majority of citizens toward a parasitic crust of bankers.

Dutch bankruptcies up almost 70% in 2009 ~ link

Why we must nationalize the Federal Reserve System ~ link ~
Not only is virtually the entire money supply created privately by banks, but a mere handful of very big banks is responsible for a massive investment scheme known as "derivatives," which now tallies in at hundreds of trillions of dollars. The banking system has been contrived so that these big banks always get bailed out by the taxpayers from their risky ventures.

Problem is, this scheme has reached its mathematical limits. Specifically, there isn't enough money in the entire global economy to bail out the banks from a massive derivatives default today. And when the investors realize that the "insurance" against catastrophe that they have purchased, in the form of derivatives, is worthless, they are quite likely to jump ship and bring the whole shaky edifice crashing down.

Obama signs bill increasing US debt limit to $12.4 TRILLION ~ link ~ This is NOT sustainable. The global banking families are having an orgy feasting on America; we are allowing them to destroy us.

Something's Not Right Here - with video ~ link ~
One year after the great collapse of our financial system, Wall Street is back on top while our politicians dither. As for health care reform, you're about to be forced to buy insurance from companies whose stock is soaring, and that's just dandy with the White House.

Truth is, our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is not capitalism at work. It's capital. Raw money, mounds of it, buying politicians and policy as if they were futures on the hog market.

European Central Bank: Eurozone nations must slash deficits ~ link

Fed in bid to drain the $1 Trillion in excess bank reserves ~ link

Israeli warplanes overfly Lebanon - Lebanese Army opens fire ~ link ~ link ~
U.N. peacekeepers and Lebanon say Israeli flights over the country violate Security Council Resolution 1701 that ended a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006.

Genocide in Slow Motion ~ link ~
What is actually happening in the blockaded Gaza Strip, and less obviously on the occupied West Bank, is the continuation by stealth of Zionism’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. My friend Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’s leading “revisionist” (meaning honest) historian and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, would and has put it another way. What we are witnessing is, in his words, “genocide in slow motion.” And that, really, is what the governments of the Western powers (and others) are complicit in.

The question that provokes in my mind is: Why, really, are the major powers (and others) allowing it to happen?

The only answer that makes some sense to me is this. They have concluded, but cannot say, that nuclear-armed Israel, with the assistance of the Zionist lobby in all of its manifestations, is a monster beyond control.

Haaretz: Was Israel's Gaza offensive worth it? ~ link

Netanyahu's maneuvers likely to create political storm in Israel ~ link
"There's no peace process anyway, and there's nothing on the horizon. Netanyahu doesn't want the lawmakers from Kadima to help with the peace process but rather to bury it," said Sarid.

Haaretz editorial: Netanyahu must boot Liberman from the Foreign Minister post ~ link

Israel says regular bombs cannot destroy Iran's nuclear facility ~ link

The Curious Cancer from the Country of Rothschildlandia ~ link ~ From Smoking Mirrors.

Obama vows 'Accelerated Offensive' in Yemen ~ link ~
The president said he would not rest and would commit “every element of national power” to the new mission of attacking those speculatively accused of some vague complicity in the failed bombing.

Detroit jet terrorist attack was staged - with video ~ link ~
The recent failed attack on a US passenger jet traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit was a set-up provocation controlled by US intelligence, author and journalist Webster Tarpley stated to RT.

Flight 253 Staged Event - Reveals Inside Job ~ link

Disturbing questions in 'Thwarted' US Plane Bombing ~ link ~ This was just one more False Flag intelligence operation.

Bombshell: Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight ~ link

Congressman Ron Paul: Agenda behind bombing incident is More War, More Attacks On Liberty ~ link ~ So true!

Senator Lieberman: Next Stop on the War On Terror Express - Yemen! ~ link

Obama - his secret plan for our future - part 2 - video ~ link ~ A very interesting strategic analysis of who is pulling the strings on shaping the Obama Administration's Grand Strategy and some of the dangers therein. There is no linkage to the international nature of the global banking families, however, and this is a critical shortcoming of this series of videos. See part 3 ~ link

Eating Dust on the Information Superhighway - America's rural areas mostly lack broadband ~ link ~ The area given as an example (Princton, Indiana) is close to my home (I have friends in the county that Princton is in) and the story is correct.
The United States — where the Internet itself was invented — has fallen rapidly down the rankings of broadband penetration, from first a decade ago to 15th this year.

Fighting for the Family of Man ~ link ~
The American people are slowly waking-up to what we are. We are a Nation that has surrendered our right to determine our own destiny for the promise of a job, a nice home, or healthcare that we can afford. We think that we are still the same people who volunteered to fight a war against an obvious evil because it was the right thing to do, but that is no longer who we are.

The long series of wars that we have made possible, because we continued to think that it was right, have changed us. Our support for endless war has opened the door for a few individuals to reap astronomical profits from our Army’s actions. Our government is the hands of men who profit enormously by manufacturing and exporting war, not the tools of war, but actual war itself. Serving a government that creates wars, then uses our children for cannon fodder in them is a travesty beyond measure.

Standoff over US base closure sours US - Japan ties ~ link

Will you be one of the 15,000 that are killed by CT Scans next year? ~ link

Cancer Can Be Cured - book ~ link

Science corrupted: Al Gore won't debate - video with Lord Monckton ~ link ~ Good information.

US and Russia vying for bigger sway in south Caucasus ~ link

Dutch plan on using military Raven UAV for New Year's Eve police surveillance ~ link

Putin opens new auto production plant in Russia's Far East ~ link

UK Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell warns against election 'class war' ~ link ~ I don't think that a 'class war' strategy will work. The British working class has been hit and hit hard by the economic policies of the Labour government and are in no mood to support Labour as being 'their' government.

Gordon Brown should forget class war .... ~ link ~ Labour bigwigs fighting with one another over election strategy is a sign of desperation by those long use to 'feeding at the public trough' who now fear being kicked out of Parliament in a few months time.

Australian anger over police state type powers to search people ~ link

Hugo Chavez's Domestic Crisis: A Plague of Kidnappings ~ link ~
Venezuela, which now has the western hemisphere's highest kidnapping rate to add to its exploding violent-crime epidemic. (Caracas suffers some 40 murders each weekend.) There are as many as five abductions each day in the capital alone - and an estimated 4 out of 10 kidnapping cases across the country are never reported because, as in so many other Latin American countries, locals fear their corrupt police forces themselves are often involved in the crimes.

Chevez says Colombia preparing to attack 'fake' Venezuelan base ~ link

Tanker and cargo ship seized by Somali pirates ~ link

Jazz: True Blues ~ link

Jazz: Blue Monk ~ link

Monday, December 28, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

War costs Americans more than all the state governments COMBINED ~ link ~ It is time to end these insanely expensive and totally unnecessary wars and take care of Americans.

Big Banks: Profits for us, losses for you - video ~ link

Home equity lines have dried up across the US ~ link ~ That is really fundamentally very bad news for the American economy. The $12.8 TRILLION that we spent on the bailout was nothing but the largest rip-off in human history. It has done nothing to end the Depression!

Cash-strapped USA running out of unemployment money ~ link ~ Oh yes, the "recession" is almost over and everything is 'coming up roses'. The reality is 2010 promises to be 'one hell of a year'.

Compulsory private health insurance: Just another bailout of the financial sector ~ link ~
here is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums—and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can’t afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance ‘reform’ that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street. . . . This is just another bailout of the financial system, because the tens of trillions of dollars already committed are not nearly enough.”

Rather than focusing on making health care affordable, the bills focus on how to force people either to buy health insurance if they don’t have it, or to pay more for it if they do. If you don’t have insurance and don’t purchase it, you will be subject to a hefty fine. And if you do purchase it, premiums, co-pays, co-insurance payments and deductibles are liable to keep health care cripplingly expensive. Most of the people who don't have health care can't afford to pay the deductibles, so they will never use the plans they are forced to buy.

US planes sprayed Virus over the Ukraine? ~ link ~ Modern electronic news media has the effect of overloading us with information that we retain for short periods only. Only weeks ago, the Ukraine was hit with the first major Advanced Biological War in history. Two million people became ill in just over a month, but only about 500 died. Large numbers of eye witnesses witnessed the low level spraying of western Ukrainian cities just before the mass outbreak of illnesses began. The world's news media has been mostly silent about this earth shaking event; not even reporting the Ukrainian Plague until about 3 weeks into it; still never dealing with who/how/why attacked the civilian population of this large central European nation with biological warfare. Or what this most recent event means for our near future.

The Rockefeller Foundation's Molecular Vision of Life ~ link

Iranian protests spark fresh clashes in Tehran ~ link ~ It would be wonderful if the theocracy were overthrown in Iran, but I think we are some years away from this. I suspect that the CIA and others are making a major effort to fund/support/control the clashes but I suspect that it will not be sufficient to effect a revolution. Also see: At least 8 dead in street battles in Tehran ~ link

Illuminati Vowed in 1969: 'Travel Will Be More Difficult" ~ link

Netanyahu to visit Mubarak next week ~ link ~ link ~ One wonders about the very recent visit by Mubarak to various Arab capitals after the key Iranian visit to him about a week ago.

400 Members of Gaza aid convoy lead by George Galloway, MP declares a Hunger Strike to protest Egypt's refusal to allow the convoy into Hamas-ruled territory via the Red Sea ~ link ~ The world is supporting the trapped citizens of the Gaza Strip over Israeli aggression. Israel needs to recognize the long term danger of this and change its actual policies not just its 'spin' on events.

Israeli tanks in small scale invasion of areas in southern and northern Gaza Strip ~ link ~ Always sticking a thumb in the eye of the Arabs does not make for peace or safety for Israel.

US Intelligence: Iran nuke document was forged ~ link ~ Another lie bites the dust.

Birth defects in Gaza from Israeli bombs - video ~ link

America: Israeli plan to build in East Jerusalem harms the 'peace process' ~ link ~ What 'peace process'? The last time there was any real movement on a 'peace process' was the agreement between Israel, Egypt, Jordon, and USA whereby American money paid off the Egyptians and Jordanians to effect peace on those borders (payment is yearly and continues to this day and it works).

Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman: No peace deal in the next ten to twenty years ~ link ~
Even as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to lure the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that he does not see any chance for a comprehensive agreement in the next 10 to 20 years.

Just the Beginning of an all-out war ~ link ~ One year ago in Gaza. This was so unnecessary and so brutal on unarmed trapped civilians included the injured and children, it was a totally insane and totally evil strategy.

2000-2010 Decoding the Decade - Buzzwords ~ link

US steps up Drone Attacks and Assassinations in AfPak "surge" ~ link ~ All of which is widening the war, a senseless war that America, UK, NATO cannot afford.

Kabul 40 Years Ago vs. Kabul Today ~ link

Prime Minister Putin opens Russia's new oil route to Asia ~ link ~
Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world's largest world oil exporter due to output quota cuts by the oil cartel OPEC, and to major new oil fields in Siberia coming on line.

Russia stops oil exports via Ukrainian ports - Fears gas purchase problems with Ukraine ~ link

Medvedev tells off key ally of Putin ~ link

Neya nuclear Akula II Class attack submarine enters service with Russian Navy - to be leased to Indian Navy as the INS Chakra ~ link

Jack Straw and Gang of 'Fearless Five' to oust Gordon Brown? ~ link ~ It will be difficult to force Brown to go if he wants to stay. They will have to use blackmail of one type or another. But that is a two-way street and Gordon knows how to fight dirty also.

Brown urged by colleagues to end 'class war' attacks on Tories ~ link ~
Jack Straw and Tessa Jowell both gave interviews on Sunday distancing themselves from Mr Brown’s criticism of his opponent’s Eton schooling.

Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, also harbours private concerns that the “class war” attacks may alienate voters in middle England.

PM Gordon Brown rules out snap election in March - Plans May 6th national election ~ link ~ He knows he is not going to be in office after the next election so he is waiting till the last minute for the election.

Key Brown financial backer, Lord Paul, faces Scotland Yard investigation along with Eric Ilsley, MP and Lord Taylor of Warwick ~ link ~ It is interesting to note, that of the over 90 hereditary peers with voting privileges in the House of Lords, not even one has been under suspicion.

Scottish title of Baron for sale by Lord Stirling ~ link

China 'rescues' hijacked crew and ship in Indian Ocean ~ link

Thailand deports thousands of Hmong to communist Laos ~ link

Avalanches in Italian Alps kill seven ~ link

Pope visits soup kitchen with very tight security ~ link ~ I have long said that the Pope needs to spend more time in soup kitchens, hospitals and the like, then just being a Sovereign religious leader dealing with affairs of state and Church government.

10.8 Million jobs created in Brazil under Lula ~ link

Birth of Brazil's new middle class helps US auto manufacturers in their fight to survive ~ link ~ While the American middle class dies a slow death.

Mistletoe cures woman of cancer ~ link ~ Yes but Big Pharma can't patent Mistletoe.

Croatia presidential race goes into run-off ~ link

Dark Days at the Center of Europe ~ link

End of an era as Sweden hands over EU presidency ~ link

Traficant seeks return to Congress ~ link

Liberals and Conservatives question constitutionality of Healthcare Legislation ~ link ~ It is NOT constitutional but that never stopped them before.

Native tribes buy back America - Acres at a time ~ link

One Day We'll All Be 'Terrorists' ~ link

Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion and action in at least 7 states ~ link

Mexico weights options as military occupation of Ciudad Juarez fails to control violence and drug based crime ~ link

Jazz: Oska T. ~ link

Jazz: Earl Hines ~ link

Sunday, December 27, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

Virgin Mary apparitions a glimpse of hope for Christians in Egypt ~ link

US asks Israel to clarify deadly West Bank raid ~ link ~
Netanyahu praises Israeli operation that killed three Fatah members who did not resist arrest.

The Joys of Airstrikes and Anonymity ~ link ~
Each time the U.S. bombs a new location in the Muslim world, the same pattern emerges. First, officials from the U.S. or allied governments run to their favorite media outlet to claim -- anonymously -- that some big, bad, notorious, "top" Al Qaeda leader "may have been" or "likely was" killed in the strike, and this constitutes a "stinging" or "devastating" blow against the Terrorist group. These compliant media outlets then sensationalistically trumpet that claim as the dominant theme of their "reporting" on the attack, drowning out every other issue. As a result, and by design, there is never any debate or discussion over the propriety or wisdom of these strikes.

Gaza marks one year since the start of deadly Israeli war ~ link ~
On Saturday, December 27, 2008, Israeli warplanes launched simultaneous strikes on numerous targets throughout the territory of 1.5 million people, raids that killed at least 225 people in what was one of the bloodiest single days in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The war ended 22 days later with mutual ceasefires by Israel and Hamas, with some 1,400 Palestinians (mainly civilians) and 13 Israelis left dead and entire neighbourhoods of Gaza flattened in the onslaught.

Gaza Today - The Children Remember - with videos ~ link ~ What is so amazing is that many in Israel just 'don't get it' when it comes to the world's shock and anger at Israel's behavior towards the civilians of Gaza in the Gaza War that took place just a year ago. They see themselves as the victims 'because the world is against us' instead of seeing the wrong and horror of attacking a large civilian population that was/is trapped in one of the most densely populated areas on earth.

Welcome to Gaza's Killing Fields where Palestinian children live ~ link ~
It is sad that what seems so obvious to rest of the world escapes the minds of apologists for Israeli state terror.

Children make up more than half of crowded Gaza’s 1.4 million people and are the most defenseless victims of Israeli siege of Gaza. Israel's harsh security measures come at an enormous humanitarian cost and the stark reality is that under Israeli occupation, an entire generation of Palestinian children and youth have suffered a litany of horrific, traumatizing events for thirty years. In addition to almost-daily home demolitions, they have witnessed intimidation, humiliation, fear, insecurity, poverty, closures, and the menacing presence of armed settlers.

"Terrorist" allowed on Flight 250 WITHOUT A PASSPORT ~ link ~ As someone who has done my share of international traveling, I can tell you that this simply DOES NOT HAPPEN. Whatever really happened with regards to this "terrorist incident" we are not getting the whole picture and are not apt to. This looks and smells like one more False Flag fake "terrorist" event to scare all of us into supporting the bullshit wars that have been going on for over 8 years.

Bomb Plot Oddities ~ link ~ The powers that be have nothing but contempt for the masses, that is why they expect to get by with such a fake story.

Terrorist airliner explosion: Maybe just a battery exploding ~ link ~ This is also what Mike Rivero at thinks may have happened. See Also: Potential for In-Flight Fires Due to Lithium Battery Failure ~ link

Key Neocon Senators eye Yemen War in wake of 'lap bombing' ~ link ~ These two scumbags just can't wait to get us into more wars for Israel.
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), the head of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was the first to declare Yemen “tomorrow’s war,” urging a preemptive attack on the nation now. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) concurred, saying an attack should be considered.

The 'Lap Bomber' Mystery ~ link

Terrorist Plane Threat Seems Hokey ~ link ~ B-Grade Movie hokey.

We're Screwed! ~ link ~ founder John Williams explains the risk of hyperinflation. Worst-case scenario? Rioting in the streets and devolution to a bartering system.

Worst decade in history for US stocks ~ link ~
Barring a last-minute miracle, the broad U.S. stock market will end its worst decade in history this week, underperforming almost every other asset class including most foreign stock markets, U.S. bonds, gold, oil, other commodities and even real estate.

Obama's troubles are at their most desperate in Afghanistan ~ link ~

My lazy American students ~ link ~
The American population has been really dumbed down over the past several decades. As a college professor, I see the results of this all the time. I have some students who are well educated, but so many lack a good basic world view, or understanding of American history or culture (other than that on TV/ Facebook/ etc.). The Internet is the world's greatest library and information source in human history and those that use it well end up well educated. Trouble is too many do not use it well and they lack quality education at the elementary and secondary level. Most high school graduates are two to three years behind students from 40 to 50 years ago in many life skill sets and basic knowledge. This is, I believe, part of a deliberate policy by the same people who largely control our economy and society. They treat the masses like a mushroom farmer treats his mushrooms, 'keeps them in the dark and feeds them manure'. See also: High school may cut science labs ~ link

States can nullify unconstitutional Federal laws - video ~ link ~ If we were to demand that all laws and rules follow the US Constitution we would end most of the bullshit. For one thing, the Federal Reserve System would be ended as totally unconstitutional and illegal, and that would take control back over our economy and money from the global banking families.

America's Journey: Why I fear for my country ~ link ~
For the first time I'm scared. I mean really scared. For the first time in my lifetime it looks like America may actually be coming to an end.

Lord Monckton blasts Climategate, the global warming hoax and cap & trade scam ~ link ~ Keep up the good work Lord Monckton.

The EPA: They Don't Need No Stinkin' Climate Treaty ~ link

Ukraine's Orange Revolution Sours ~ link

Three arrested in Turkey for passing military secrets to Greece ~ link

European Union begins 2010 with New Look ~ link ~
For the first time, Europeans have a permanent president of the European Union, former Belgian prime minister Herman Van Rompuy, who takes office on January 1. They have a new EU foreign policy chief and new EU commissioners, and after years of setbacks European governments finally ratified a pact called the Lisbon Treaty to bind the bloc together.

China unveiles 245 mph train service - built in only 4 years ~ link ~ link ~ While America, Britain, and others are throwing their money away on unnecessary wars and giving it to the banksters, China is building a powerful new nation with its money.

UK telecom firms fury at fascist records of every phone call and email ~ link ~
Telecoms firms have accused the Government of acting like the East German Stasi over plans to force them to store the details of every phone call for at least a year.

Under the proposals, the details of every email sent and website visited will also be recorded to help the police and security services fight crime and terrorism.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression

Israel summons all of its Ambassadors and Consuls-Generals from all over the world to an unprecedented meeting Dec. 27-31 ~ link ~ This could well be a prelude to a massive General Middle East War beginning. One needs to consider this along with the Iranian offer to the Arab states on sharing its nuclear knowledge with them and offering to solve outstanding issues with them. Events are undergoing some major changes in the Middle East and this points to a major, and I do mean major, war coming soon.

Detroit airliner incident was 'failed bomb attack' ~ link ~ link ~ Maybe, maybe not. First reports said the man lit some firecrackers upon landing. In any case, if it was really an attempt, it is highly likely that a western intelligence service put some dumb-ass up to doing it. It is very important to the hidden powers that they continue to scare us into supporting the 'war on terror' so that the wars can continue and expand. It is interesting to note that an Israeli company provides the security at the airport that this passenger boarded the airplane. Also see: "Detroit: British student in al-Qaeda airline bomb attempt" ~ link ~ When the mainstream news media starts blaming the 'bomb attempt' on the fictional "al-Qaeda" you know the bullshit is really deep and we are NOT getting the truth.

Ayyalon says 2010 a 'decisive' year on Iran ~ link ~ Netanyahu intends to get his war on Iran early in 2010.

Iran proposed counter-offer to UN nuclear deal ~ link ~ To Bibi Netanyahu and his fellow insane warhawks, the real problem is not a Iranian nuclear program, but the fact that Iran stands up to Israel and that scares them. They want to be able to call all the shots in the Middle East and have everyone scared of them, so scared that they dare not stand up to Israel and whatever Israel does. Iran is clearly in the way of this and they intend to take Iran out and soon.

Russia: No proof of military nuclear plans in Iran ~ link ~ I don't trust the Iranians but even if they are developing nuclear weapons, as they ALREADY HAVE a massive Advanced Biological based global strategic WMD force, attacking them makes NO SENSE.

BBC now admits that al Qaeda never existed - video ~ link ~ Al Qaeda was a CIA/Mossad scam, on about a B Grade movie level.

Probe confirms that CIA ran at least two illegal prisons in Lithuania ~ link ~ When you think about this from an American constitutional perspective, it becomes very scary. It was the American government holding people in foreign secret prisons. People who had never faced American judges, never had access to legal counsel, never had any constitutional rights or protections, people who had no right to appeal. That is highly unconstitutional and highly illegal. It amounts to kidnapping and false imprisonment, which are serious crimes for all involved at all levels.

Brace for Impact: In 2010 demand for US fixed income securities has to increase elevenfold .... or else ~ link

UN to produce bullion coins as world currency ~ link

US Treasury yield curve steepens to Record on debt demand concerns ~ link

Brazil stops probe of Whirlpool International President in exchange for charity 'donation' ~ link

US Army's future weapon - video ~ link

Saudi bombers attack Yemen border area ~ link

The US Military is exhausted ~ link ~ So is the US taxpayer.

Tony Blair costs UK taxpayers six million pounds per year for protection ~ link ~ That is nothing compared to the on-going costs of the two unnecessary wars that Phony Tony got the UK into.

Revolutionary operation could 'cure' high blood pressure ~ link ~ Send this to people you know with high blood pressure.

The Great Orange Juice Scam - video ~ link

Hey, whatever happened to Swine Flu - video ~ link ~ Doctor admits the "vaccine" is more dangerous than the flu.

More Irish bishops resign over abuse scandal ~ link ~ Catholics need to demand answers WHY the 800 year old man-made rule (in the almost 2,000 year old Church) of mandatory celibacy is being kept by Pope Benedict XVI. There is NO dogmatic basis for this rule. It is vital that the Church rid itself, as much as possible, of the sex perverts who have attacked children, and those who have covered up for them. If you want to make an impact start a petition drive in your diocese and make sure it gets lots of publicity to end mandatory celibacy for priests and bishops.

Just 16 large ships expel as much pollution as all the cars in the world ~ link ~ These are the large container ships used in global trade.

Mayor of Chicago warns Democrats and Obama in OpEd article ~ link ~
Either we plot a more moderate, centrist course or risk electoral disaster not just in the upcoming midterms but in many elections to come.

Where Have All The Men Gone? ~ link ~ Good article from 2002 but still current.
Today the men in this country sit around watching mindless trash like Survivor or Friends on the boob tube, instead of shouting down the roof against state and federal systems that are utterly and completely rotten beyond redemption. Systems and agencies that are putting their women and children into a state of involuntary servitude for all their lives. Instead they sit back with nary a whisper while state and federal judges to uphold this carnage against the people. Why is this?

Trilateral Commission Membership
- video ~ link

India governor - aged 86 - resigns after 3-woman sex tape surfaces ~ link ~ You just can't make this stuff up.

Christmas Jazz - video ~ link

Christmas Truce of 1914

The Christmas Truce of 1914
A TRUE ACCOUNT of Peace on Earth
A century ago, before the start of World War I (referred to in the history books as "The Great War" or, naïvely, "The War to End all Wars"), warfare as a means of settling disputes between nations was often regarded as an honorable undertaking. Military officers, which came from the aristocracy, were respected and honored because of their impressive uniforms and the medals and ribbons on their chests.
Five months into the mass slaughter of trench warfare, the Christmas holiday came, holidays that reminded them of the safe home they had foolishly left behind. The physically exhausted, spiritually deadened and combat-traumatized soldiers on each side of No Man’s Land sought some respite from the cruelty of the frozen trenches.
The frontline soldiers were at the end of their rope because of the unrelenting sleep deprivation, hyperalertness, bad food, rats, lice, frostbitten toes and fingers, deadly artillery bombardments, machine gun massacres and suicidal assaults that were stupidly ordered by the commanding officers in the rear. The horrors of No Man’s Land were punctuated by the screams and pleas for help of the wounded soldiers who were helplessly hanging on the barbed wire or lying in the bomb craters, each one dying an agonizing death that often lingered for days.
So, on Christmas eve, December 24, 1914, the troops on either side of the front line, settled down to special food, special liquor, special rest – and the singing of Christmas carols. Kaiser Wilhelm had ordered that 100,000 Christmas trees be delivered to the German trenches for Christmas eve, thinking that the expense of such an irrational act was justified because, after all, the war was soon to be won by the superior German army and so using the supply lines for such unnecessary items seemed to be an acceptable expense.
And then a spontaneous event happened at various spots on the 700-mile-long trench line that stretched between Belgium and France. The singing of Christmas carols started a chain of events that resulted in an event that was never to be repeated in the history of warfare after that night.
The tradition that has emerged from this famous and true story was that the Germans started singing Stille Nacht (Silent Night) and the British responded with another carol. And the French and Scots joined in and all sides sang together in their own tongues, the Scots with their bagpipes, accompanying the German singing.
And the sense of their common humanity, which had been driven out of them in the schools and in basic training, broke through to consciousness. Homesickness may have set in or perhaps the futility of the slaughter became clear or perhaps the realization that they would have had things if they had met in different circumstances. Or perhaps their sheer exhaustion took the fight out of them.
However it started, the soldiers disobeyed the orders to kill (their commanding officers were, after all, celebrating Christmas eve back where it was safe from the killing), dropped their guns and came out of their trenches to meet one another. The former enemies shared pictures from home, chocolate candy, wine – and soccer games were played. Friendships were made and every soldier who experienced the events was forever changed. The motivation to blindly kill a person who had never done them wrong suddenly vanished, never to return.
So powerful was the experience, that most of the affected men had to be withdrawn from the front lines, replaced with fresh troops who had never had the life-changing experience.
Fraternization in time of war was an act of treason that was punishable by summary execution. Unexpectedly, the commanding officers, not wanting to draw public attention to this aberrant but potentially contagious episode, and knowing that such actions would threaten the war effort if it somehow became widely known, ordered no executions. There were punishments, however, with many of the German soldiers who refused to fight being transferred to the eastern front to kill and die in the war with Russia.
The prize-winning movie that beautifully characterizes the spirit of the Christmas truce of 1914 is Joyeux Noel (French for Merry Christmas). It is a moving tale whose basic story comes directly from surviving veterans who experienced the event and from letters from soldiers who wrote home about it, letters that somehow survived military censorship.
Near the end of Joyeux Noel there is a powerful scene, a confrontation between the Christ-like chaplain and his Scottish bishop just as the chaplain was giving last rites to a dying Scottish soldier. The bishop had come to relieve the chaplain of his duties and abusively ordered him to return to his home parish because of his "treasonous and shameful" behavior (being merciful to the enemy) in a war zone.
The chaplain tried to explain to the authoritarian, pro-war, German-hating bishop that he had just performed "the most important mass of my life" and wanted to stay with his troops who were losing their Christian faith. On Christmas eve, German, Scottish and French Christian soldiers (and one Jewish German officer) had all gathered for the mass on Christmas eve, had prayed together and had listened to a powerful rendition of Ave Maria. The bishop denied the request.
The bishop then delivered a pro-war sermon (the exact words having been obtained from a sermon that was delivered by an Anglican bishop in England later in the war) to the troops who were being brought in to replace the suddenly reluctant soldiers. The dramatic response of the chaplain represents a serious warning to the Christian church in America and also to its war-justifying citizens and their political leaders.
Today a simple cross on the side of a road on the lowest part of the Messines ridge near Ploegsteert Wood in Flanders marks the spot where peace broke out on Christmas Day 1914. A plaque calls it the "khaki chums' Christmas truce". The privately erected cross is just metres from the Prowse Point military cemetery where the bodies of three Australian privates lie: Vivian Main, Charles Jennings and John McGuire, all of the 27th (South Australian) Battalion.

They were killed on Christmas Day 1917.

The above was sent to me by a kind reader. This Christmas Truce was a real event that showed that the common man has no great interest in war, when he comes to realize its true horror and nature.