Tell the Global Banksters to go to Hell.
Time To Strike - video ~ link
I now have over 830 posts to this news blog. I wish to thank all my viewers for stopping by so often. This blog is kind of a ministry for me. Telling it like it is and battling the forces that seek to destroy the human race. With that in mind, here is a link to a powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
Admadinejad warns Israel over another Gaza War ~ link ~ It is not some non-existent massive Iranian nuclear weapons program, but the continuing standing up to Israel that is driving the Israeli/neocon drive to a war with Iran; you cannot have a Greater Israel if every nation in the area does not fall in line.
Former IAEA Chief: Iraq War Killed "A Million Innocent Civilians" ~ link ~ A War based on lies; all for the concept of a Greater Israel. A war that is helping to destroy the American economy.
'Iran does not need military coalition' ~ link ~ A view of Iran from a Iranian point-of-view.
Four Minutes to Armageddon ~ link ~ The technical aspects to launching a nuclear war.
High-stakes Eurasian Chess Game: Russia's New Geopolitical Energy Calculus ~ link ~ The defusing of major Washington military threats is far from the only gain for Moscow in having a neutral but stable Ukrainian neighbor. Russia now vastly improves its ability to expand the one great power lever it has, outside of its remaining and still formidable nuclear strike force. That lever is to counter Washington’s relentless mililtary pressure by cleverly using export of the world’s largest reserves of natural gas, a fuel much in demand in Western Europe and even in UK where North Sea fields are in decline.
Looting Main Street ~ link ~ How the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece
US Office vacancy rate is now at 16-year high ~ link ~ But....but....the mainstream news media says we are in a recovery. NOT SO!
US Congress goes on spring recess without approving unemployment benefits extension for 200,000 Americans ~ link
White House Braces for Slow Economic Recovery ~ link ~ There is no economic recovery at this time, slow or otherwise.
We Can't Tell You - Obama Administration continues Bush warrantless wiretapping ~ link ~ The new suit over the FISA amendments points out that the Supreme Court recognized more than 40 years ago that there are few threats to liberty “greater than that posed by the use of eavesdropping devices.” In fact, FISA was originally passed because of spying conducted on anti-Vietnam War protesters and civil rights activists.
Senator Obama promised repeatedly in the 2008 campaign to reverse Mr. Bush’s many abuses of power. This was one of them. President Obama should read this court ruling with chagrin and eliminate warrantless spying. It is also far past time to stop hiding behind spurious, often ludicrous, claims of national security.
US Torturing/Violating Rights of a Muslin Pre-Trial Detainee in New York City ~ link ~ For the last almost three years, Syed Fahad Hashmi has been kept in total pre-trial isolation inside in a small cell under 24 hour video and audio surveillance. He is forced to use the bathroom and shower in full view of the video. He has not seen the sun in years. He takes his meals alone in his cell. He cannot see any other detainees and he is not allowed to communicate in any way with any prisoners. He cannot write letters to friends and he cannot make calls to anyone but his lawyer. He is prohibited from participating in group prayer. He gets newspapers that are 30 days old with sections cut out by the government. One hour a day he is taken into another confined room where he is also kept in total isolation.
Children are taught that the U.S. Constitution protects people accused of crimes. No one is to be punished unless their guilt or innocence has been decided in a fair trial. Until trial, people are entitled to the presumption of innocence. They are entitled to be defended by an attorney of their choice. And the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
The punishment of Mr. Hashmi has been going on for years while he has been waiting for trial. In addition to the punitive isolation he is subjected to today, he was denied the attorney of his choice. He was allowed only counsel investigated and pre-approved by the government. He is not allowed to look at any translated documents unless the translator is pre-approved by the government. He is not allowed any contact with the media at all. One member of his family can visit through the heavy screen for one hour every other week unless the government takes away those visits to further punish him. The government took away his family visits for 90 days when he was observed shadow boxing in his cell and talked back to the guard who asked what he was doing.
If the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, what is the impact of forced isolation? Medical testimony presented in his case in federal court concluded that after 60 days in solitary people’s mental state begins to break down. That means a person will start to experience panic, anxiety, confusion, headaches, heart palpitations, sleep problems, withdrawal, anger, depression, despair, and over-sensitivity. Over time this can lead to severe psychiatric trauma and harms like psychosis, distortion of reality, hallucinations, mass anxiety and acute confusion. Essentially, the mind disintegrates.
US Law Schools Clinics Face a Blacklash ~ link ~ Just one more aspect of the ever expanding fascism in what was 'The Land of the Free". Law school students nationwide are facing growing attacks in the courts and legislatures as legal clinics at the schools increasingly take on powerful interests that few other nonprofit groups have the resources to challenge.
On Friday, lawmakers here debated a measure to cut money for the University of Maryland’s law clinic if it does not provide details to the legislature about its clients, finances and cases.
The measure, which is likely to be sent to the governor this week, comes in response to a suit filed in March by students accusing one of the state’s largest employers, Perdue, of environmental violations — the first effort in the state to hold a poultry company accountable for the environmental impact of its chicken suppliers.Big Brother and the Hidden Hand of the 'Free Market' ~ link ~ As the securitization of daily life increase at near exponential rates (all to keep us "safe," mind you) the dark contours of an American police state, like a pilot's last glimpse of an icy peak before a plane crash, wobbles into view.
In the main, such programs include, but are by no means limited to the following: electronic surveillance (call records, internet usage, social media); covert hacking by state operatives; GPS tracking; CCTV cameras linked-in to state databases; "smart" cards; RFID chipped commodities and the spooky "internet of things;" biometrics, and yes, the Pentagon has just stood up a Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA); data-mining; watch listing; on and on it goes.
While it is de rigueur, particularly since the rise of the Obama administration, to deride critics who point out the perils of an out-of-control national security state armed with meta-databases such as Main Core and secretive COG programs as "conspiracy theorists," such "whistling past the graveyard" is done at great peril to an open and transparent democratic system of governance based on accountability and the rule of law.
UN Secretary-General: Aral Sea one of the planet's most shocking disasters ~ link
Prototype bionic eye developed in Australia ~ link ~ Part of the device will be surgically implanted in the eye, is designed for people suffering from degenerative vision loss caused by the genetic condition retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration.
It consists of a miniature camera, mounted on glasses, that captures images and sends them to a processor the wearer keeps in their pocket.
The processor then transmits a signal wirelessly to electrodes implanted in the retina - the part of the eye that normally processes visual information. The signals zip up the usual nerve pathways to the brain to provide information about what is happening in real time.
Lord Mandelson: Gordon Brown may not be PM for long, even if he wins ~ link ~ Gee, let me guess who might take his place: Lord Mandelson or David Milbrand, both very 'close' to the Rothschilds and hard core Zionists.
George Osborne: Business revolt has destroyed case for Brown ~ link ~ Gordon Brown's sole claim to remain in office, his ability to secure the economic recovery, has "collapsed" before the election thanks to the growing business revolt against Labour's plans to raise national insurance, George Osborne, the Conservative campaign director, says in a Guardian interview today.
David Cameron: Hung parliament would damage UK ~ link
David Cameron will take us back to the 1980s ~ link ~ One great advantage of British national elections is that home gardeners will not need to purchase any manure for their gardens; there is a ton of the stuff flying around free!
Tories claim 'victory' in British opinion polls ~ link
Germany peace demonistrators march on Easter calling for end to Afghan War involvement by German forces ~ link
US military repositioning from Iraqi to Afghan war theaters is largest logistical operation for US Army since WWII ~ link ~ Logistics is the "Ball and Chain" of modern warfare.
Military programs increasingly run up against technological barriers ~ link
Universal jurisdiction — a concept in international law — allows judges to issue warrants for nearly any visitor accused of grievous crimes, no matter where they live.Jazz: 'Blow by Blow' with Paul Gonsalves and The Duke Ellington Orchestra - video ~ link
Jazz: 'Calle 54' with Michel Camilo - video ~ link