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Ron Paul VS "socialist" caller on CSPAN (Video)
Source: CSPAN Submitted: 01/31/2009
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Write 60 Minutes' Bob Simon a letter of support (Video)
Source: J Street Submitted: 01/30/2009
Use the form below to tell Bob Simon you thought his 60 Minutes segment on Israeli settlements was an accurate and thoughtful portrayal of the threat Israeli settlements pose to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Simon's already getting an earful from CAMERA (the Orwellian-named Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) and others accusing him of anti-Israel bias. He needs to hear from us.
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There are two sides to every story. It is very RARE for Americans to see this side.

For more on the Palestinian perspective, see Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6604775898578139565
Turley: Obama 'accessory' to war crimes if no prosecution (Video)
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 01/28/2009
Turley pointed out that the Obama administration response was written "in the future tense. You weren't asking whether he would do these things. Nobody thinks that Obama is George Bush. I think we believe that he's better than these past programs. But people are not asking about the future. We are asking about the past."

"It takes a lot to avoid a very simple truism," Turley argued. "That, if true, these would be crimes and we prosecute crimes. We call people criminals who commit them. It is very easy to say. All you need is the principals and the courage to say it."
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GOP Congressman Intros 'Rangel Rule,' Eliminating IRS Late Fees
Source: FoxNews.com Submitted: 01/28/2009
Rep. Carter introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate all IRS penalties and interest for paying taxes past due.

The legislation calls for the creation of what he calls the, "Rangel Rule," -- drawing attention to the recent legal issues of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., enabling citizens who fail to pay taxes on time to do so later with no additional fees.
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Brown: Economic Crisis Represents Birth Pangs Of “New Global Order”
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 01/26/2009
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today call for the economic crisis to be used to create a “new global order,” and a new form of internationalism, a mantra that is becoming all too familiar as globalists exploit the very problem they created to centralize power into fewer hands.

“In a speech, he will urge countries to avoid “muddling through as pessimists” and “make the necessary adjustment to a better future and setting the new rules for this new global order”, according to his office,” reports AFP.
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Taken from the book "Dishonest Money"

"By weakening us financially, those who control our monetary system are incrementally increasing their leverage. A wealthy, proud, and independent nation would never willingly surrender its sovereignty and ability to choose its own destiny. An economically devastated nation, chaotic and struggling to maintain social order is another story all together. Such a nation would be far more willing to accept help from a global body like the United Nations or IMF/World Bank, regardless of the strings attached. And THAT is the ultimate “profit” being sought in this game. The real prize is control."

http://dishonestmoney.com
Congrats, Obama! 1st murder order nets three children...
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 01/24/2009
I just wanted to congratulate President Barack Obama in his performing that grand rite of passage for American Presidents. No, not any such silliness as his first bill or executive order. I meant something much more important. Today, President Obama ordered his first murder.

So, while you can look into the loving eyes of your own beautiful daughters, somewhere in Afghanistan, a grieving family will never look into the loving eyes of three children again.
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This is the article referenced in the blog entry: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5575883.ece
NSA Whistleblower: We spied on everyone, targeted journalists
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 01/22/2009
Former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice, who helped expose the NSA's warrantless wiretapping in December 2005, has now come forward with even more startling allegations. Tice told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday that the programs that spied on Americans were not only much broader than previously acknowledged but specifically targeted journalists.

--Tice was frustrated in his attempts to testify before Congress, had his credibility attacked by Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, and was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in an apparent attempt at intimidation.
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-You have somebody like Bill Orielly attacking this guy. Everyone knows Bill Oreilly has some VERY embarrassing things in his past. Things he wouldn't want to "show up" on the internet (see http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1013043mackris1.html for more info.) ...Limbaugh probably has his own fair share of things he'd rather keep under wraps.

Try to imagine the kind of dirt that could be gathered and then held over "journalists'" or politicians' heads to enforce "cooperation." ...anyone whose job depends on their image could be destroyed by almost anything. From sex or drug scandals, to "dirty deals" and kickbacks.

Unfortunately, it seems a good percentage of those who seek positions of power these days (in government and media) are only interested in padding their own egos and lining their own pockets.

Can you WE trust these people? Of course not. ...can those who grant them access to power "trust" them...absolutely. (Because if they don't do what they're told, they're done for.)
Rules for International Monetary Reform
Source: Mises.org Submitted: 01/22/2009
In chapter 9 of my book, Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (pp. 789–803), I design a process of transition toward the only world financial order that, being fully compatible with the free-enterprise system, can eliminate the financial crises and economic recessions that cyclically affect the world's economies. Such a proposal for international financial reform is, of course, extremely relevant at this time, since the disconcerted governments of Europe and America are planning a world conference to reform the international monetary system in order to avoid future financial and banking crises such as the one that currently grips the entire Western world. As I explain in detail over the nine chapters of my book, any future reform will fail as miserably as past reforms unless it strikes at the very root of the present problems and rests on the following principles:  Read full article »
Though de Soto's book (Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles) is not written for the beginner, it is far more "beginner friendly" than most of the other scholarly efforts I've read.

If you have a fairly decent grasp of economic terminology and concepts, you will definitely walk away with a deeper understanding of the fraud known as "fractional reserve banking." More importantly, the author lays out a bullet proof case for an "Honest Money" solution. --An extremely impressive collection of information and well-reasoned arguments.

I paid $50 for my copy, but as of this writing, it looks like there are some available for $40:
http://www.dishonestmoney.com/money_bank_credit.html

Ron Paul on Obama's agenda (Audio)
Source: Alex Jones Submitted: 01/21/2009
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Discusses everything from foreign policy to so-called "gun control."
Taking Money Back
Source: Mises.org Submitted: 01/20/2009
--Money and banking have been made to appear as mysterious and arcane processes that must be guided and operated by a technocratic elite. They are nothing of the sort. In money, even more than the rest of our affairs, we have been tricked by a malignant Wizard of Oz. In money, as in other areas of our lives, restoring common sense and the Old Republic go hand in hand.  Read full article »
This piece is about 15 pages long, but well worth the time.

If you're new to the Federal Reserve System, gold backing VS Fiat Money, Fractional reserve banking, VS 100% banking etc., there is a free book on these topics available here:

http://joeplummer.com/meet_the_system.html

The Bailout Reader
Source: Mises.org Submitted: 01/18/2009
The events taking place in the financial market offer an illustration of the soundness of the Austrian theory of money, banking, and credit cycles, and Mises.org, which has long warned of precisely the scenario playing itself out today, is your source not only for analysis of these events but also the economic theory that helps explain what is happening and what to do about it. There are many thousands of articles available, and also the full text of thousands of books as well as journal articles.  Read full article »
Palestinian doctor's daughters killed during live Israeli TV report
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 01/17/2009
War is cruel. But sometimes, a story comes along that redefines what cruel really means.

Saturday morning, a Palestinian doctor who reports for Israel's channel 10 television witnessed three of his daughters killed by Israeli bombs, even as his first moments of insane panic and grief were broadcast live.
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Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda
Source: AlterNet Submitted: 01/17/2009
--Did the Israelis misidentify a school run by the U.N. Relief Works Agency (UNWRA), where 43 Palestinians seeking shelter were killed in an early morning air strike? Or were there Hamas gunmen shooting from the school drawing Israeli fire?

Neither assertion is accurate, says John Ging, UNRWA's director of operations in Gaza.
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Simple question:

If a child murderer / rapist ran into an American school, would it be OK for the military to drop a 2,000 pound bomb on the school? -Would anyone accept the military's excuse that the innocent deaths (caused by the blast) were the MURDERER'S fault because he used the kids as "human shields..." Please, give me break!
Zimbabwe introduces $100 trillion banknote
Source: Telegraph Submitted: 01/16/2009
Zimbabwe's central bank will introduce a $100 trillion Zimbabwean banknote, worth about US $33 on the black market, to try to ease desperate cash shortages, state-run media said on Friday.  Read full article »
Gazans waving white flags shot dead as they flee their homes
Source: BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Submitted: 01/15/2009
At least three Palestinians in Gaza were shot dead yesterday after Israeli soldiers fired on a group of residents leaving their homes on orders from the military and waving white flags, according to testimony taken by the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.  Read full article »
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'Qualifying fireams'
Source: Examiner.com Submitted: 01/15/2009
Despite assurances to the contrary, some democrats are champing at the bit to institute citizen disarmament, and like impulsive children, can't even wait for their guy to be inaugurated.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you H.R.45, Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, introduced in the House one week ago today by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL).

--As of now, it has no co-sponsors. Some will tell you that means there's no cause for alarm. Some may even tell us this has no chance of passing (now), and to expend effort opposing it will weaken future political efforts.

One mass shooting in a "no guns" zone from now, that could change, and this could come to the front burner. Along with the anticipated push to permanently ban (that means no "sunset clause" this time) all semiautomatics by both name and characteristic.
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The "Missing Dollar" riddle
Source: JoePlummer.com Submitted: 01/14/2009
There are variations of the "missing dollar" riddle. The one I heard about 15 years ago (from a Clevelander named Randy) went like this:

3 guys get a hotel room, pay $10 each, total cost = $30.

The manager decides to refund $5, gives the $5 to the bellboy to return to the guests.

The bellboy decides to keep $2 for himself...gives each guest back $1.00

SO:

Each man paid $10, then was each refunded $1, meaning they paid $9 per person.
$9 times 3 guys = $27 + the $2 the bellboy kept equals $29. ...where did the missing dollar go???

Answer:
It's a misdirection...the ONLY reason the guys paid $27 is because the bellboy kept $2 for himself. (You don't "add" $2 to the $27 to balance the equation.)

The real breakdown goes like this:
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--I guess this "riddle" is still going around. Figured I'd go ahead and post the "solution." (You never know...people searching for the answer to this might also be interested in other "deceptions" going on around them. One can only hope.)
Israeli PM: I Dictated Bush's Vote on UN Gaza Truce Vote
Source: Jerusalem Post Submitted: 01/13/2009
"I said, 'Get Bush on the phone.' They tried, and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said, 'I need to speak to him now.' He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call. I told him that the US cannot possibly vote in favor of this resolution. He immediately called [Rice] and told her not to vote for it."  Read full article »
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To avoid partisan misunderstandings
Source: Downsize DC Submitted: 01/13/2009
--We want to be clear. DownsizeDC.org is, by law, non-partisan. But the managers of DownsizeDC.org go one step further. We are philosophically and tempermentally ANTI-partisan. We believe political parties are a problem, not a solution.

Likewise, we're skeptical of politicians. Any person who thinks he or she is qualified to make decisions for others, and to coerce others to abide by those decisions, is automatically suspect in our eyes. Politicians, almost by definition, are people who feel qualified to use government coercion to manage other people's lives.

We disagree with them. They aren't qualified. No one is.

--Where most people look to parties and politicians for solutions, we favor skeptical thinking, limited, decentralized power structures, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. We prefer to deal with issues, ideas, and principles.
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Are you an "intellectually consistent" person? Yes? Then you should join (and support) Downsize DC.
Operation Repeal the Fed!
Source: EndTheFed.us Submitted: 01/12/2009
In order to re-establish a sound, constitutional monetary system, return the power to issue money to the People and their Congress and create the conditions for a renewal of our economy, which has been devastated by the current, unsound monetary regime:

We the People of the United States of America undersigned demand that Congress pass the "Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act", a bill to abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks and to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, within the calendar year of 2009.
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Still not sure what "the FED" is or how it's destroying our country? There is a short / FREE book on the topic available here:

http://joeplummer.com/meet_the_system.html
Living Through New Deal II
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 01/09/2009
--What's striking here is how the historians are the ones with power right now. Bush has gone nuts with inflation and intervention as a way of avoiding Hoover's fate, even though the actual historical record (as versus the historian's fantasies) shows that Herbert was the first New Dealer. Meanwhile, the Obama clique hopes to recreate the FDR disaster by following his plan detail by detail, even though the plan was stupid and didn't work.

To watch all this happening is like watching a slow-moving train headed over a cliff. The problem is that the engineers have earplugs in and blinders on.

Will this go on for ten years like the last time? Will it end in World War III, as if following some historical script? Is it possible that we will go the way of Germany in the 1920s, straight into the abyss of hyperinflation and into the hands of a ghastly dictator? It is unwise to rule it out.
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Guitarist tackles passenger
Source: Yahoo News Submitted: 01/09/2009
--When Chris heard commotion on the Los Angeles bound Delta flight Wednesday and saw that the man had knocked down a stewardess and was struggling to open the plane's rear door, he intervened. While the man warned that he had a bomb, the 6-foot 26-year-old tackled him. With the help of several other passengers, Chris kept the assailant restrained until the plane landed and authorities boarded and arrested him on suspicion of making a false bomb threat.

Chris told the Los Angeles Times that he thought the attacker was going to open the door and he wanted to stop him. "He was struggling hard-core," Chris told the daily newspaper. "I was holding down his arm. Somebody had a foot on his head. Everyone was holding down a different body part. He was going nuts. I was telling him to chill because he's not going any place."
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Time to End the Second Prohibition
Source: TakiMag.com Submitted: 01/08/2009
America’s First Prohibition, on alcohol, ended in 1933, not because it failed—although it most certainly had. Not because the murder rate in America’s cities doubled during 13 years of the “noble experiment.” Not because the enforcement of a law that attempted to prevent people from doing what they went on doing anyway had corrupted the police, courts, legislatures and businesses of the nation. Not because Prohibition handed a share of the economy to a criminal underworld that grew richer than U.S. Steel without paying a penny in tax. Nor because the federal prison population swelled by more than five hundred per cent to accommodate all those who were caught (a small percentage of the offending total) producing, importing, selling and drinking the devil’s liquid.

No, it ended because the Great Crash of 1929, the banking crisis that followed, the loss of tax revenues from business that had gone bust and millions of workers without jobs made it too expensive. The Great Depression killed Prohibition, because the United States just couldn’t afford it.
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On the issue of "corruption," here is 40 minutes of an interview with an ex/corrupt cop who is now fighting to end the drug war and put other crooked cops in jail. (Barry Cooper from "KopBusters.com")

http://tree3.com/sound/aj/kopbusters.mp3

For access to the full interview (and TONS of other stuff) please subscribe to PrisonPlanet.TV

7 hospitals in NY accused of $50M Medicaid fraud
Source: AP Submitted: 01/05/2009
ALBANY, N.Y. – Four hospitals in New York state paid kickbacks to get more patients into their drug treatment programs, which billed Medicaid for services that weren't standard or necessary and lacked state certification, lawsuits allege.

Another hospital paid people to search homeless shelters and other places for patients to enter a three-day stay in detox in exchange for cigarettes, beer, food, and other items, according to the lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell.

The lawsuits allege those five hospitals and two others fraudulently billed Medicaid for more than $50 million in more than 14,000 different claims.
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Israel's 'Fait Accompli' in Gaza (Highly Recommended)
Source: LewRockwell.com Submitted: 01/05/2009
--Though the torment of Gaza is seen across the horrified Muslim world as a modern version of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Jews against the Nazis during World War Two, Western governments still appear bent on taking no action.

Though Israel's use of American weapons against Gaza violates the US Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts, the docile US Congress will remain mute.
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...who benefits?
The Mother of All Bailouts
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 01/04/2009
--Let's not waste time bickering over what's necessary and what's fair. Lots of people are having financial troubles, but with a wave of Congress' magic wand, we can have utopia on earth. I propose that every man, woman and child in the country get a check for $1,000,000 from Uncle Sam. Think of the debts that would be wiped out, the savings and investments it would lead to, and how much it would boost spending, thus causing an economic boom!

If there was a national referendum for such a plan, what do you suppose the vote would be? I'm guessing it would be about 80% in favor and 20% against. And of the minority that would instinctively know that such a "solution" couldn't possibly work, how many could actually explain WHY it wouldn't work? Would it even be as many as one in a hundred?
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Home-schoolers There is no hope in Obama
Source: Washington Times Submitted: 01/03/2009
In the last election, unions spent $450 million to elect candidates who favor their agenda. They have succeeded beyond the dreams of avarice. The federal government is now virtually the empire of Big Labor.

Especially gleeful are the teachers' unions, who helped elect a president explicitly and vociferously opposed to vouchers. Even as America's students have dropped to their lowest level on standardized tests compared to students internationally, and even as drop-out rates soar past the 50 percent mark in most of the largest urban school districts, President-elect Barack Obama has shown contempt for school choice-even as he exercised school choice in enrolling his own children in the most expensive and exclusive private prep school in Washington, D.C.
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To Secede or Not to Secede...Is That the Question?
Source: Strike-The-Root.com Submitted: 01/01/2009
I recently attended the 3rd North American Secessionist Convention held in Manchester , New Hampshire .

While the topic of secession is not uncommon to readers of this daily journal, the idea of secession is unique and unappealing to most Americans. The term often brings forth images of the Civil War, slavery, the assassination of a President and a defeated Confederacy. Americans seem blissfully unaware that the Declaration of Independence was an act of secession from Great Britain and that the history of nation-states throughout the world is replete with sections breaking away from larger political bodies to go their own separate way, the latest being the attempt of South Ossetia to leave the nation of Georgia.
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Slaughter in Gaza: Another Chapter in the Global Elite Master Plan
Source: InfoWars.com Submitted: 12/30/2008
Israel is using U.S. munitions against the Palestinians. From the Jerusalem Post:

"The Israel Air Force used a new bunker-buster missile that it received recently from the United States in strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.

The missile, called GBU-39, was developed in recent years by the US as a small-diameter bomb for low-cost, high-precision and low collateral damage strikes."

The claim that Israel is employing the bomb because it minimizes “collateral damage” is sadistically absurd, to say the least — the Gaza Strip is incontestably the most populated tract of land on earth and any munition, even a “smart” one, will undoubtedly cause “collateral damage.” The 1.3 million Palestinians living on the Gaza Strip are little more than fish in a barrel due to the fact Israel controls Gaza’s airspace, coast and most of its borders.
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From the article:

“--Hamas claimed 76 of the 132 parliamentary seats in 2006, as the Washington Post reported at the time. Fatah won only 43 seats, mostly because many Palestinians realized the organization was heavily comprised, corrupt, and in league with Israeli intelligence and the CIA. Fatah’s relationship with the CIA became apparent last year when Fatah security compounds in Gaza were raided by Hamas — “they found huge supplies of American-made weaponry including 7,400 M-16 assault rifles, dozens of mounted machine guns, rocket launchers, seven armored military jeeps, 800,000 rounds of bullets and 18 US-made armored personnel carriers…”

OK, so would anyone be surprised to find out the “opposition” that won (Hamas) is also funded and controlled by Israel’s intelligence services? Simply stated, the Zionist’s who control the Israeli government NEED Hamas to “justify” their aggression against the Palestinian people. They need Hamas to “refuse negotiations” and discredit the idea of “an independent Palestine.” They NEED "Hamas" to fire some rockets whenever it looks like a peace agreement might be reached.

Who benefits most from Hamas? (The Zionists or the Palestinians?) It’s like asking who benefited most from 9/11; the “terrorists” (and whatever cause they supposedly support) or the Neoconservatives who used the attacks as a pretext for their otherwise impossible foreign policy agenda.

…Think “Lavon Affair” only far better organized and far more effective.

From Wikipedia:
"The Lavon Affair refers to the scandal over a failed Israeli covert operation in Egypt known as Operation Susannah, in which Israeli military intelligence planted bombs in Egyptian, American and British-owned targets in Egypt in the summer of 1954 in the hopes that "the Muslim Brotherhood, the Communists, 'unspecified malcontents' or 'local nationalists'" would be blamed.[1] It became known as the Lavon Affair after the Israeli defense minister Pinhas Lavon, who was forced to resign because of the incident, or euphemistically (known) as the Unfortunate Affair. Israel admitted responsibility in 2005 when Israeli President Moshe Katzav honored the nine Egyptian Jewish agents who were involved.[2]"
Kevin Ryan discusses latest evidence of WTC controlled demolition (Audio - Highly Recommended)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 12/30/2008
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An excellent / short segment from a recent interview with Kevin Ryan (member of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth as well as co-editor of the Journal of 911 studies.)
Today I end my support of Israel
Source: Daily KOs Submitted: 12/28/2008
I'm Jewish and descendant of holocaust survivors. Moreover, I've been a Zionist all of my life. I went to a Zionist school, I was active in Zionist youth groups. I've always been a fervent supporter of Israel as a refuge for Jews around the world who seek a place to exercise their traditions and embrace their identity in peace.

I sang the Israeli anthem in the train rails of Aushwitz-Birkenau and I pledged to fight every day of my life to make sure the savage crimes that had taken place there would never happen again. Every year I pledged: Never Again. Remember and Never forget.

Well, I haven't forgotten. And so to honor that pledge, to honor the memory of my family members who died in those death camps and because "there comes a time when silence is betrayal", today I finally and publicly end my support for the state of Israel.
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For a perspective NEVER shown in our "western press," watch at least 15 minutes of "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6604775898578139565
MADOFF TRAIL LEADS TO WASHINGTON
Source: Salon Submitted: 12/26/2008
--I seldom have the urge to give a comforting pat on the back to people profiled in the Wall Street Journal. But that was my reaction when I read the 21-page whistleblower document about Madoff that was written by Harry Markopolos to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 7, 2005. The Journal still has the document on its web site and Markopolos provides a step by step plan for the SEC to follow to nail Madoff as a Ponzi fraudster. The letter followed a five-year effort by Markopolos, who supplied documentation and made repeated requests to the SEC to investigate Madoff.

Here’s how the SEC characterized the letter from Markopolos in a January 4, 2006 memo: “ The staff received a complaint alleging that Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer in New York (“BLM”), operates an undisclosed multi-billion dollar investment advisory business, and that BLM operates this business as a Ponzi scheme. The complaint did not contain specific facts about the alleged Ponzi scheme…”

Here’s a tiny sampling of what Markopolos told the SEC in his 21-page November 7, 2005 letter. You decide if these are “specific facts.”
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The Federal Reserve Abolition Act
Source: Baltimore Chronicle Submitted: 12/24/2008
On June 15, 2007, Ron Paul introduced HR 2755: Federal Reserve Abolition Act. There were no co-sponsors, no further action was taken, and the legislation was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services and effectively pigeonholed and ignored.

It's a bold and needed measure to "abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes."
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And on that note, my new book on the Federal Reserve System (Dishonest Money - Financing the Road to Ruin) was made available on Amazon TODAY! :-)

For more info, click here:
http://dishonestmoney.com/dishonest_money.html
Princeton Physicist Calls Global Warming Science "Mistaken"
Source: Dailytech.com Submitted: 12/24/2008
Noted energy expert and Princeton physicist Dr. Will Happer has sharply criticized global warming alarmism. Happer, author of over 200 scientific papers and a past director of energy research at the Department of Energy, called fears over global warming "mistaken".

"I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect", said Happer. "Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science."

Dr. Happer views climate change as a predominately natural process. "The earth's climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past."
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Ohio TV station: Was Connell crash an accident or murder?
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 12/23/2008
The death of Republican "IT guru" Mike Connell last Friday in a fiery plane crash has been the subject of intense speculation online about whether it might have been murder -- but very little of that speculation has made it into the national media. Now one local TV station in Connell's home state of Ohio is acknowledging that there are questions about his death.

"Well, this sounds like a made up story," Scott Taylor of 19 Action News in Cleveland began. "One man rigging state elections to help his boss, President George Bush. After it's done, power players in Washington say 'Get rid of the guy.' Do I believe it? No -- for now."
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Aspartame, Brain Cancer, and the FDA (Video)
Source: You Tube Submitted: 12/21/2008
The approval of aspartame was the most contested in FDA history. The sweetener was not approved on scientific grounds but because of strong political and financial pressure.

Aspartame was 'discovered' in 1965 by Searle, a Chicago drug company. The FDA finally approved aspartame in 1981, even though scientific research had clearly shown that aspartame caused brain cancer in lab animals.
 Watch here »
Make sure you click the "more info" link (appears under "HealthRanger7" when you reach the youtube page...upper right)
Creating a nation of zombies (Video)
Source: YouTube Submitted: 12/21/2008
.  Watch here »
10 minutes, contains important info (especially at the end.)
Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash: Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation
Source: Yahoo News Submitted: 12/20/2008
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution ("VR"), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell's activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how he can tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney would "throw [him] under the bus."  Read full article »
Munitions found in the Lusitania
Source: Daily Mail Submitted: 12/20/2008
Her sinking with the loss of almost 1,200 lives caused such outrage that it propelled the U.S. into the First World War.

But now divers have revealed a dark secret about the cargo carried by the Lusitania on its final journey in May 1915.

Munitions they found in the hold suggest that the Germans had been right all along in claiming the ship was carrying war materials and was a legitimate military target.
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Excerpted from "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

--In the map room of the British Admiralty, Churchill watched the play unfold and coldly called the shots. Small disks marked the places where two ships had been torpedoed the day before. A circle indicated the area within which the U-boat must still be operating. A larger disk represented the Lusitania traveling at nineteen knots directly into the circle.

--One of the officers present in the high-command map room on that fateful day was Commander Joseph Kenworthy, who previously had been called upon by Churchill to submit a paper on what would be the political results of an ocean liner being sunk with American passengers aboard. He left the room in disgust at the cynicism of his superiors. In 1927, in his book, The Freedom of the Seas, he wrote without further comment: “The Lusitania was sent at considerably reduced speed into an area where a U-boat was known to be waiting and with her escorts withdrawn.”

(The man charged with writing an “acceptable” report about the incident, Lord Mersey) --wrote to Prime Minister Asquith and turned down his fee for services. He added: “I must request that henceforth I be excused from administering His Majesty’s Justice.” In later years, his only comment on the event was: “The Lusitania case was a damn dirty business.”

Full 1,100 word excerpt here: http://joeplummer.com/the_lusitania.html
The latest from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth (Audio)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 12/20/2008
.  Listen here »
The link above is a 15-minute clip from a recent interview with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

-Now that NIST has finally admitted WTC7 experienced a period of "Free-Fall" acceleration, maybe it's time to pressure them on some of the other smoking guns (like thermite residue / molten iron found in the WTC debris.)

See also:
http://joeplummer.com/1-hour_guide_to_911.html#ExhibitB
The solution is...
Source: DishonestMoney.com Submitted: 12/20/2008
The idea behind government is simple: Citizens grant special power to certain individuals so that those individuals can serve and protect society. Citizens DO NOT grant special power to certain individuals so those individuals can serve (and protect) themselves at the expense of society. –And yet we see this happen over and over again. (Criminals infiltrate government, pervert its purpose and use its power against the people.)  Read full article »
In Madoff We Trust (Highly Recommended)
Source: Peter Schiff Submitted: 12/18/2008
--Unfortunately, the Ponzi economy doesn’t stop there. A chain letter is no more viable when run by governments than when run by private citizens. However, government orchestrated pyramids have the advantage of required participation. As a result, they can maintain the illusion of viability for several generations. But the longer such schemes operate the larger will be the losses when they ultimately collapse.

The Social Security Administration runs its “trust funds” with precisely the same methods used by Madoff and Ponzi. As money is collected by from current workers, the funds are then dispersed to those already receiving benefits. None of the funds collected are actually invested, so no investment returns are ever generated. Those currently paying into the system are expected to receive their returns based on the “contribution” made by future workers. This is the classic definition of a Ponzi scheme. The only difference is that Ponzi didn’t own a printing press.
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Dollar No Longer Haven After Fed Moves Rate Near Zero
Source: Bloomberg Submitted: 12/18/2008
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest currency-trading firms say the dollar’s appeal as a haven amid the financial crisis all but evaporated.

The U.S. currency slid to a 13-year low against the yen today and had its biggest one-day decline versus the euro after the Federal Reserve reduced its target interest rate yesterday to a range of zero to 0.25 percent, the lowest among the world’s biggest economies. CMC Markets said today the currency’s prospects appear “ominous.” State Street Global markets said the dollar’s outlook has been “undermined.”
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Court strikes down Patriot Act gag provision
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 12/16/2008
A federal appeals court ruling late Monday is the cause célèbre of the American Civil Liberties Union, as another provision of the Bush administration's Patriot Act falls to the judicial system.

Until the ruling, recipients of so-called "national security letters" were legally forbidden from speaking out. The letters, usually a demand for documents, or a notice that private records had been searched by government authorities, were criticized as a cover-all for FBI abuses.
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Nobel Economist Says More Stable Currency Needed
Source: Fordham.edu Submitted: 12/15/2008
More than 200 members of the Fordham community converged upon the Flom Auditorium on Oct. 14 to hear John Forbes Nash Jr., Ph.D., winner of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, talk about solutions to the downturn in the national and global economy.

Nash told the audience that such financial crises would be less likely to occur if there was some international monetary standard, such as the gold standard or competition among worldwide currencies, to curb inflation and prevent the rise of mortgage abuses. He expressed some skepticism about a government bailout as a solution.
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I've said it privately; I might as well say it publicly:

Now that the international bankers have created this global crisis, the easiest way for them to get everyone to sign on to their "solution" (a global central bank and new global monetary unit) will be to introduce it as a "gold-backed" system.

This, of course, will only be temporary. Once their new gold-backed currency becomes the world's reserve currency, the gold backing will be removed and they’ll finally have what they’ve always wanted. (A single fiat global currency that they create and control.)

-More centralization of power is NOT the answer.
Man Throws Two Shoes at Bush in Iraq (Video)
Source: AP Submitted: 12/14/2008
Bush got a size-10 reminder of the intense opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him — one after another — during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "This is the end!" shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.  Watch here »
Man, I'm impressed with Bush's reflexes. That was a Hell of dodge!! (Wish I had more good things to say about the guy...but that's about all I can think of.)
Whose Debt?
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 12/13/2008
--In literal terms, without the authoritarian propaganda spin, here is how things work: A bunch of liars and crooks, declaring themselves to be our rightful rulers, steal tons and tons of money from the rest of us. They then spend far MORE than they steal, and declare that the difference, the debt, is OUR responsibility. And almost everyone accepts that as true. -It's not.

--There's a very easy way to fix the "federal budget deficit" and "national debt" problems: ignore them out of existence. To any who have invested in oppression and government extortion, the joke's on you. You're not quite as bad as the thieves you financed, but you're pretty darn bad. And when the day comes, which is fast approaching, when all your "investments" disappear, don't come crying to me. You deserve it, for the exact same reason that people who invested in the slave trade industry two hundred years ago deserved to lose everything. Next time, try investing in trade, instead of theft.
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--and now our "dear leaders" have put us on the hook for a multi-trillion dollar bailout. It won't end until we end it.
Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion in Lending
Source: Bloomberg Submitted: 12/12/2008
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve refused a request by Bloomberg News to disclose the recipients of more than $2 trillion of emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers and the assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

Bloomberg filed suit Nov. 7 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act requesting details about the terms of 11 Fed lending programs, most created during the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

The Fed responded Dec. 8, saying it’s allowed to withhold internal memos as well as information about trade secrets and commercial information. The institution confirmed that a records search found 231 pages of documents pertaining to some of the requests.
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Crowd Control Munitions (Recommended)
Source: OpEdNews.com Submitted: 12/11/2008
--in a December 1 story, the Washington Post reports that the Pentagon plans to have not just that 4,000, but 20,000 uniformed troops inside the U. S. by 2011. Dedicating 20,000 troops to domestic response "would have been extraordinary to the point of unbelievable," Paul McHale, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, said, but the realization that civilian authorities may be overwhelmed in a catastrophe prompted "a fundamental change in military culture."

--the Army Times report of September notes that the First Brigade Combat Team’s commander, Col. Roger Cloutier, said his soldiers will learn how to use the first ever package of so-called "nonlethal" weapons the Army has fielded, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and weapons designed to subdue individuals without killing them.

"It’s a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities…they’ve been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it," Cloutier added."
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...quite a list of new "toys." This one is especially interesting (from the article)

"Raytheon Corp.'s Active Denial System, designed for crowd control in combat zones, uses an energy beam to induce an intolerable heating sensation, like a hot iron placed on the skin. It is effective beyond the range of small arms, in excess of 400 meters. Company officials have been advised they could expand the market by selling a smaller, tripod-mounted version for police forces."
650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims
Source: Senate.gov Submitted: 12/10/2008
The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.  Read full article »
For a couple pages of me arguing with defenders of "man-made" Global warming, see "On Global Warming" here: http://joeplummer.com/on_global_warming.html
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