Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday 11-16 After 42 Years It Is Time For A Palestinian State

Israel Worried As Support for Unilateral Declaration of Palestinian State Grows At the root of the weakening of international support of Israel, and things like the Goldstone Report, lies that fact that Israel has been ruling another people for 42 years. We must end this

Video Doctor Decries Israeli Attacks
As I did yesterday, I balanced these difficult to see videos by posting two more inspiring videos at the end of this edition.

Video Gazan ambulance driver describes his year -

A thorn in the world’s side Israel in midst of freefall on global front, yet we’re preoccupied with nonsense An Israeli professor who quietly left a prestigious British university told me: “My academic and social life there was intolerable. Colleagues stayed away from me as if I was a leper ... Bibi doesn’t see the change ... Does everyone hate us? Possibly so ... Netanyahu does not understand the world ... Israel’s image has hit a nadir; it is isolated, unwanted, and perceived as bad. The world is telling us that should we continue along the same contemptible path, we will lose our legitimacy. Yet we’re preoccupied with nonsense.

Stealing Money, Selling Heroin and Raping Boys -- The Very Dark Side of the Afghan Occupation By Patrick Cockburn, CounterPunch There was a horrified reaction across Britain last week when a 25-year old policeman called Gulbuddin working in a police station in the Nad Ali district of Helmand killed five British soldiers when he opened fire with a machine gun on them. But the reason he did so, according to Christina Lamb in The Sunday Times, citing two Afghans who knew Gulbuddin, was that he had been brutally beaten, sodomised and sexually molested by a senior Afghan officer whom he regarded as being protected by the British.

In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act There is something happening here, and what it is ain’t exactly clear. The series of continuous crisis caused by government actions has allowed the political class in conjunction with an oligopoly of bankers and mega-corporations to hijack the American Republic. The American public has allowed this to happen by being distracted by the imaginary differences between the Democratic and Republican parties. There is virtually no difference between these parties. Both parties have taken away American freedoms and liberties. The government has waged undeclared wars since the 1950’s, they have restricted freedom of speech, freedom to own a gun, freedom to healthcare, freedom to protest, and freedom to live our lives the way we choose. Government used the 9/11 attack to create a new bureaucracy that can monitor citizens on an colossal and treacherous scale.

Debating The Holocaust - A New Look At Both Sides The author establishes that the arguments and findings of revisionist scholars are substantive, and deserve serious consideration. He points out, for example, that even the eminent Jewish Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg acknowledged that there was no budget, plan or order by Hitler for a World War II program to exterminate Europe's Jews ... reading this book is may actually qualify as a revolutionary act. The enemies of free speech can exact a price, but they can't stop you. That's why the right is called unalienable. Not even God can take it away. Thanks for the book Thomas

Why we will lose in Afghanistan What we are hardly ever told about Afghanistan is that it has been for 300 years the scene of a bitter civil war, between two tribal groups of Pashtuns (formerly known as Pathans). On one side are the Durranis – most of the settled population, farmers, traders, the professional middle class. On the other are the Ghilzai, traditionally nomadic, fiercely fundamentalist in religion, whose tribal homelands stretch across into Pakistan as far as Kashmir.

A conversation starter for the anti-war activist: At the URL above is a photo of Lady Elizabeth Butler's painting 'The Remnant of an Army' which depicts Dr William Brydon, the sole survivor of the British retreat from Kabul in 1842.

Wall Street’s Naked Swindle (video) Matt Taibbi explains derivatives, synthetic CDOs and a lot more. In video three Taibbi tells us that Obama appointed Gary Gensler, a former Goldman Sachs employee and protege of Robert Rubin, to Head the CFTC. He also says that Barney Frank's top aide quit and became a lobbyist for Goldman Sachs. Warning: There is rampant liberal bias in these videos. They blame Reagan when they should blame Clinton for the repeal of Glass Steagall. The info on boxed CDOs was however dead on.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: China has now become the biggest risk to the world economy China is still exporting overcapacity to the rest of us on a grand scale, with deflationary consequences ... By holding the yuan to 6.83 to the dollar to boost exports, Beijing is dumping its unemployment abroad ... At some point, American workers will rebel. US unemployment is already 17.5pc ... A backlog of 7m homes is awaiting likely seizure by lenders ... China is rolling as much steel as the next eight producers combined ... If provoked, the US has the economic depth to retreat into near autarky (with NAFTA) and retool its industries behind tariff walls – as Britain did in the 1930s under Imperial Preference. In such circumstances, China would collapse ... My view is that markets are still in denial about the structural wreckage of the credit bubble. There are two more boils to lance: China's investment bubble; and Europe's banking cover-up. I fear that only then can we clear the rubble and, very slowly, start a fresh cycle.

The Israel lobby and the Jewish kings (by Philip Weiss) The author has collected several anti-Zionist essays of note at this URL.

To The Bankers: Answer This Question why do we need any of these programs if in fact the economy is growing again? ...
Those who made the bad loans cannot be protected from their foibles and the just consequences of their bad decisions ... It is better to lose a limb than your life. In economic terms that's the choice folks; the gangrene is spreading and if we do not amputate it will reach our torso.

U.S.: Army Sends Infant to Protective Services, Mom to Afghanistan

Gordon Brown Calls for EU-US Global Order. UKIP and MEP Independents Take Him On I WISH I COULD VOTE FOR THE UKIP SPEAKER.

Zan One Man Demonstration Zan takes on the KRLA crowd gathered to hear Dennis Miller, Dennis Prager and Larry Elder at the Alex theatre in Glendale California. To say the least the crowd were none too happy with his "Israel did 911" message.

"War ALWAYS Causes Recession" However, "military Keynesianism" - using military spending to stimulate the economy - has been U.S. policy for half a century. And the economist who coined that term said that such a policy always and "inexorably" leads to "an actual war"

Do We Still Have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Sons? The boys [Yousef al-Khalid, 9, and his brother, Abed al-Khalid, 7] have been held by the Pakistani authorities but…they were flown to America where they will be questioned about their father. CIA interrogators confirmed that the boys were staying at a secret address where they were being encouraged to talk about their father's activities. "We are handling them with kid gloves," said one official. "After all, they are only little children, but we need to know as much about their father's recent activities as possible. We have child psychologists on hand at all times and they are given the best of care."

The 'Confessions' Of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed So Khalid what's with your desire to make the CIA brass rich? There was a jump in United Air Lines 90 times (not 90 percent) above normal between September 6 and September 10, and 285 times higher than average on the Thursday before the attack. There was a jump in American Airlines put options 60 times (not 60 percent) above normal on the day before the attacks. No similar trading occurred on any other airlines.
Between September 6-10, 2001, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw suspicious trading on Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, two of the largest WTC tenants. An average of 3,053 put options in Merrill Lynch were bought between Sept. 6-10, compared to an average of 252 in the previous week. Merrill Lynch, another WTC tenant, saw 12,215 put options bought between Sept. 7-10, when the previous days had seen averages of 212 contracts a day.

Most of these transactions were handled primarily by Deutsche Bank-A.B.Brown, a firm which until 1998 was chaired by A. B."Buzzy" Krongard, who later became executive director of the CIA.

C'mon, KSM, level with me...How could you, the "arch enemy of America" wish for your enemies at the CIA to benefit so hugely under your name?

Cost of Keeping One U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan Per Year: One Million Dollars

Gold price surges to new high on markets - 1130.25 dollars an ounce in London I assume China is restraining its gold buying while it is hosting the President of the U.S. so this surge must be from other sources.

N.Y. $10 Billion Budget Gap Looms as Lawmakers Return to Albany

MSNBC Presses Obama on Campaign Promises Rachel Maddow pretended to celebrate the passage of a health care overhaul bill in the House, calling it “potentially a huge generational win for the Democratic Party” — but then halted the triumphant music and called it an “electoral defeat.”

The Stupak amendment, she said, was “the biggest restriction on abortion rights in a generation.”

Microwaved Water and Plants

30 Google Interview Questions That Will Make You Feel Stupid (GOOG)

No One Wants US 30-Year Bonds or Dollars so Treasury Yield Curve Steepens Amid Debt Actions, Rate Outlook and Exploding Deficits

Barack Obama assures Asia that US borrowing will not spiral out of control One more broken promise.

Sun-Times: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat. Party lacks candidate able to scare off GOP contender Kirk The Illinois primary is Feb. 2, and the Democrat and Republican races are ripening, with the deadlines to file or withdraw nominating petitions now passed.

Recession influx takes advantage of 'welfare magnet' NY This will not last long. State and local governments will crash too.

Pulitzer prize winning American journalist Seymour Hersh claims US nuke team already in Islamabad

An Old West Crime Makes a Big Comeback Modern-day cattle rustling reaches record levels To prevent thefts, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is stationing inspectors at auction barns across the state to check tags and brands and try to identify stolen cattle before they're sold ... I notice these thefts are close to the Mexican border.

Straw Bale House made by Single Mom for $50,000 I built my passive solar straw bale house with earthen plasters in 2000 for $50K (will most likely cost more today, depending on many factors). This is an overview of the house; it is extremely energy-efficient. My electric bills are about $35 per month.

Cat Stevens performs "Peace Train" at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway - 11 December 2006.

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