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L'Autre Monde 26 février 2009

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***Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:

Une histoire de voiture, d’argent et de fusils électriques


La venue des grandes révoltes et du nouvel ordre mondial


Coup d’état monarchique et bancaire au Canada


Canadian gov't plans to privatize assets

Government assets could go on block
Finance Department looking at ways to keep deficit down
By Andrew Mayeda, Canwest News ServiceFebruary 18, 2009

The Harper government, under pressure to prevent the federal deficit from ballooning, is pressing ahead with an asset review that could lead to the sale or privatization of several well-known Crown corporations, including Canada Post, Via Rail, the Royal Canadian Mint and the agency that oversees security at Canada's airports.


Canadian police restrict stun gun use, saying the guns are potentially lethal
February 12, 2009, Los Angeles Times/Associated Press

Canada's federal police will no longer use stun guns against suspects who are merely resisting arrest or refusing to cooperate — saying the guns can cause death. "Tasers hurt like hell," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner William Elliot said Thursday of his reaction to being shot with a stun gun as a test. The guns incapacitate people with a 50,000-volt jolt of electricity. "The RCMP's revised policy underscores that there are risks associated with the deployment of the device and emphasizes that those risks include the risk of death, particularly for agitated individuals," Elliot told members of Parliament's public safety committee. At least 20 Canadians have died after being zapped by stun guns. Federal police officers have used the guns more than 5,000 times in the last seven years. An analysis of incidents by The Canadian Press between 2002 and 2005 found that three in four suspects zapped by the RCMP were unarmed. Elliot said stun gun use must now be justified as a necessary and reasonable use of force. Officers had previously been told that stun guns are a good way to control suspects in a state of so-called "excited delirium," or in an agitated or delirious state. Elliot said the term will no longer appear in police manuals. "(Police officers) are highly trained, but they're not medical experts and we don't think it's fair or reasonable to have policy based on a medical condition or diagnosis," Elliot said.

Note: For much more on the dangers of so-called "non-lethal weapons", click here.


FAA to loosen fuel-tank safety rules, benefiting Boeing's 787

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has quietly decided to loosen stringent fuel-tank safety regulations written after the 1996 fuel-tank explosion that destroyed flight TWA 800 off the coast of New York state.

The FAA proposes to relax the safeguards for preventing sparks inside the fuel tank during a lightning strike, standards the agency now calls "impractical" and Boeing says its soon-to-fly 787 Dreamliner cannot meet.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The fuel-tank rules were part of the public relations aspect of the cover-up. They were cosmetic right form the start.

TWA 800 was shot down by a US Navy missile during a botched test of the Aegis-CEC system conducted off of Long Island during that summer. Missiles had been seen in flight both before and after the tragedy.

But the US Government covered it up (as they have covered up so much through the years) and blamed an exploding fuel tank. So, the FAA, to conform to the deception, had to impose new rules on fuel tanks, rules which were pointless, and as this article confirms, to be quietly disposed of once they were no longer needed to support the official story.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/CRASH/TWA/twa.html


Firestorm Brewing Between US States and Federal Government

Could this be an ominous shadow drawing on the end of the United States of America? For years the Federal Government has presumed to be the all-powerful force governing our country, but it just could be that the Federal Government only exists at the pleasure of the state governments and the citizens thereof. States declaring sovereignty sounds like an act of secession and revolution. However the federal government can apparently be dissolved and another one formed anew at the discretion of the states. The existing Federal government may not leave willingly like so many European governments that are replaced routinely and it may engage a military effort with our own soldiers or the likes of a Black Water illegal military invasion to retain total control over us.


Oklahoma House Votes 83 to 13 to Restore Sovereignty

On Wednesday the Oklahoma House of Representatives became the first state legislative body this year to pass a resolution affirming its "sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States." This resolution, HJR1003, was passed by a very large margin, 83 to 13 on February 18. At least another 20 state legislatures are considering similar resolutions.

The official summary of HJR1003 reads as follows:

A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed; and directing distribution.

After nine "Whereas" clauses, the resolution concludes with:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 52ND OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:

THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States....

Here's an interesting video of an interview between Glenn Beck and New Hampshire representative Daniel Itse, cosponsor of New Hampshire's HCR6, "A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles":

Here's a fascinating nine-minute video of excerpts from two speeches given by Robert Welch in 1974. In the first speech you'll hear him quote from his 1958 speech about the ten dangeous trends for the U.S. mentioned above. In the second speech you'll hear his platform for what should be done to preserve freedom in our nation. Listening to this speech over 30 years later, it is amazing just how similar Robert Welch's prescription for America in 1974 is to Ron Paul's campaign platform in 2008.

May this year's Tenth Amendment Movement mark the beginning of the successful restoration of states' rights under the Constitution as envisioned by the Founding Fathers!


Campaign To Cancel the Washington National Debt

We must work to pass “The Washington National Debt Constitutional Amendment” and repudiate much of the Washington government debt before it bankrupts every private American citizen. We fear the massive increase in the level of indebtedness due to the meltdown and depression will first bring down the Treasury market followed by the US dollar and this will destroy the American economy for years to come.

Webmaster's Commentary:

We The People did not incur that debt. We did not agree to underwrite it. We opposed much of it. And you cannot show me any contract where we ever agreed to pay it.


VOTE FRAUD AND THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNITED STATES

If, as appears to be the case, our elections are routinely being rigged, then it cannot be argued that We The People either chose, or approved of, those officials who borrowed trillions of dollars without our permission and sought to enslave us to that debt.

In an atmosphere of doubt about the validity of the voting process, it cannot be assumed that the American people have actually voted for or approved of any of the government's actions and policies for the last 35 years. That includes a couple of wars and some $14 trillion in debt, and the $60,000 in interest payments alone each taxpayer has had to fork over since the 60s.


Drought to cut off federal water to Calif. farms

Federal water managers said Friday that they plan to cut off water, at least temporarily, to thousands of California farms as a result of the deepening drought gripping the state.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials said parched reservoirs and patchy rainfall this year were forcing them to completely stop surface water deliveries for at least a three-week period beginning March 1. Authorities said they haven't had to take such a drastic move for more than 15 years.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So, the the farms will lose their crops, the smaller family-owned farms will go bankrupt and be sold for pennies on the dollar while food prices soar, both of which play into the hands of large agricultural corporations.

Now, here is a little blast from the past. ENRON.

Because of the ENRON debacle, and Governor Schwarzenegger's forgiveness of billions in repayments owed to California by ENRON, water development projects for California were postponed, scaled back, or canceled outright.

And, while ENRON was privatizing electricity in California in order to gouge the people with inflated prices, another ENRON unit, Azurix Corp., was trying to do the same thing with water in Florida!

So Californians need to take a close look at who gains from California's thirst. Which one of Arnold's good buddies stands to get filthy rich if water prices are driven sky high by shortages, shortages which may be as artificial as the eletricity brownouts ENRON created to run up power costs?


Vatican, Catholic bishops and Hizbullah allied in condemnation of Israeli TV show

Earlier this week, the private channel broadcast a series of skits, one of which suggested the Virgin Mary "was impregnated at the age of 15 by a school friend." Another said Jesus died at a young age "because he was fat" and that his excess weight would have made it impossible for him to walk on water.


New Zealand internet sector protests harsh new copyright laws

New Zealand’s internet sector is up in arms over new laws that mean internet service providers can disconnect users accused of downloading copyrighted material, even if those accusations are not proven.

Section 92A in NZ's new Copyright Act was rammed through New Zealand’s Parliament last year and is due to come into effect on 28 February.


Philadelphia Inquirer seeks bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer has become the second US newspaper group to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in two days, succumbing on Sunday to vanishing advertising revenues and an unmanageable debt burden.


San Francisco Chronicle may shut down

San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst Corp cuts a "significant" number of jobs and decides whether to shut or sell the money-losing daily.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Dear Corporate Media

I will make you a deal.

Start telling the people the truth about what is going on. Tell them the truth about 9-11, the truth about the lie of Saddam's "nookular" weapons, the truth about what went on an Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the truth about how FDR suckered the Japanese into the attack on Pearl Harbor, the truth about no torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, the truth about USS Liberty. Tell the public the truth about MOCKINGBIRD and COINTELPRO and the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve. And I don't mean twenty years after the fact when it no longer matters, tell the people the truth when they need to hear it, like right now about how Iran does not have a clandestine weapons lab under their power station but Israel does.

You all start telling the public the truth and I will gladly shut this blog down and let your readers go back to you, because frankly after 16 years I am tired of doing your job for you for no money while listening to you whine about how your ad revenues have declined because of us mean old bloggers.

Deal?

Deal?

Deal?

Hello?


Philadelphia papers owner files for Chapter 11

Philadelphia Newspapers and Journal Register, which publishes several small papers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, join the much larger Tribune Co, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, in a growing line of U.S. newspaper publishers seeking bankruptcy court protection to stay afloat while they restructure.

Webmaster's Commentary:

START TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE PEOPLE AND THE READERS WILL RETURN!

I for one would gladly shut down this blog and spend the rest of my life chasing Claire around the shop if the corporate media could be relied upon to tell the people the truth about what the government is up to, as its traditional role is supposed to be.

But until the corporate media starts telling the truth and stops acting like the government's ministry of propaganda, blogs like this will remain and we will continue to take your readership and advertisers away from you.

It's simple; if you lie, you die!


Putin: Post-US World Blueprint

Putin offered a Blueprint for the next decade, for the ‘Post-US World’ where the US-UK corrupt tag team does not control the helm or sit at the catbird seat.


Big Pharma Quietly Hikes Drug Prices 100 Percent or More

Without any fanfare, pharmaceutical companies have been raising the prices of many of their drugs by 100 percent or more, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Profit always trumps the needs of the people taking these drugs, in the eyes of the companies doing this.


Sarkozy, Carlyle Group/US gov't in banking collusion?

District's Carlyle Senses a Profit in Toxic Bank Assets, Buyout Firm Raises $1 Billion
By Thomas Heath
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, February 16, 2009; Page D03

District-based Carlyle Group, a giant private-equity firm, has raised around $1 billion and hopes to add $2 billion more for investments in financial institutions that come up for sale under President Obama's economic rescue plan, according to people familiar with the company's plans.

The buyout firm will use the money to help with the recapitalization of banks whose balance sheets have been rocked by toxic mortgage assets and are in need of cash, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly. The financial crisis has crippled institutions big and small.


Printers bad for your health?

In July 2007, an Australian research team quietly released a study that alleged that laser printers could release a fine, toxic dust -- "on the scale of inhaled cigarette smoke" -- whenever they were in use. Certain model printers were noted as being far better than others, but the upshot was that many office workers were probably being exposed to some nasty airborne particles that they really had no control over. The story exploded (and it became one of the biggest stories on Yahoo! Tech that year). Printer companies, of course, were not entirely thrilled with this information and disputed the findings vigorously.

Nearly two years later, the same researchers are back... with a vengeance. Their goal: To determine why some printers produced so many particles and some produced considerably fewer. Rather than test a few dozen printers, this time the research focused on two printers (both from HP): One known to produce a very small amount of particulate matter, and one which had been shown to produce about 1000 times as much. That's an enormous range for two printers from the same manufacturer.

To get to the point, here's what the study found: The temperature that the toner, lubricating oil, and certain internal printer components reach (and how fast they reach it) is what is largely responsible for causing the rise of particulate emissions. Once certain thresholds were crossed (which vary depending on the component), particulate emissions went through the roof. The study also found that toner itself isn't the real issue, but rather a complex secondary reaction that occurs in the air and involves organic compounds that originate on paper as well as toner, also involving airborne ozone, to produce the resulting emissions.


Urban Warfare Drills Linked To Coming Economic Rage

Urban warfare training drills are taking place across the country as top analysts as well as officials predict a potential “summer of rage” across Europe and America as civil unrest from the economic fallout builds.

Earlier this month, 150 U.S. troops from the U.S. Special Operations Command whizzed around the streets of New Orleans in military helicopters and even dropped bombs in what officials described as a “training event”.

An Iowa National Guard training exercise in Arcadia, Iowa, scheduled for April was originally billed as an “invasion” before public opposition caused the drill to be scaled back. The exercise included Guard troops patrolling streets, searching houses and confiscating firearms.


Police bracing themselves for 'summer of rage' against economic crisis

Supt Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan Police's public order branch, said he feared there could be "mass protest" at rising unemployment, failing financial institutions and the downturn in the economy.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Here comes the political repression.

The lesson here is that the government is already planning how to make you a slave. You need to be planning now how you will be free.

First piece of advice. Don't let the police decide where the confrontation will take place. If you let the enemy decide the field, you have already lost.


Federal Reserve Cop Says You Can't Film Federal Buildings!

Webmaster's Commentary:

Man, they are getting PARANOID in DC!!!!!!!!


YOUR RIGHTS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

Webmaster's Commentary:

Sent in by a reader in reply to the video saying it is forbidden to take photographs of Federal Buildings.

(Most of which are butt-ugly anyway, so who would bother, but a principle is a principle.)


Britain faces summer of rage - police

Middle-class anger at economic crisis could erupt into violence on streets.


Israel: Three dual-citizen MKs ordered to annul their foreign passports

The Central Elections Committee has ordered three Knesset members with dual citizenship to annul their foreign passports by next Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony, or at least begin steps to cancel them.

The three lawmakers are Yohanan Plesner of Kadima (who has Danish citizenship), Nitzan Horowitz of Meretz (a Polish citizen) and Yisrael Beiteinu's Anastasia Michaeli, who holds a Russian passport. The Basic Law on the Knesset states that "a member of Knesset holding an additional citizenship that is not Israeli ... will n

Webmaster's Commentary:

Why doesn't the US require the same for those who work in Washington DC?


UK enquiry: Contaminated blood from US, Clinton scandal

UK blood enquiry finds fault in US practices
Philippines News.Net
Monday 23rd February, 2009

A British enquiry has come to the conclusion that contaminated blood supplies from United States companies contributed to a human tragedy.
Blood supplies from the US infected nearly 5,000 British patients more than two decades ago.
Some 2,000 patients who suffered from hemophilia, an incurable hereditary bleeding disorder, have already died, while others are now terminally ill due to the contaminated blood which was taken from prison populations and other at-risk communities in the US, before being sold to UK hospitals.

http://www.alamo-girl.com/0332.htm
DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
SUBSECTION: TAINTED BLOOD


Straw 'will veto' Iraq minutes

Press Association
Tuesday February 24, 2009

The Government will exercise veto powers to block publication of key Cabinet minutes under freedom of information laws, it has been announced.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw said he could not permit the release of records from 2003 discussions over the invasion of Iraq because it would cause too much "damage" to democracy.

He told MPs he had signed a certificate vetoing rulings by the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal that key records should be disclosed.

Mr Straw said he had signed a certificate under section 53 of the FOI Act, "the effect of which is that these Cabinet minutes will not now be disclosed".

Allowing publication to go ahead would cause "serious damage to Cabinet government, an essential principle of British democracy".

Mr Straw told the Commons he had consulted with the rest of the Cabinet before taking issuing the veto, and the decision had not been taken "lightly".

For Tories, Dominic Grieve backed the decision to block publication but said it left an "overwhelming case" for a full review into the Iraq invasion.

Copyright (c) Press Association Ltd. 2009, All Rights Reserved.


Straw 'will veto' Iraq minutes

Justice Secretary Jack Straw said he could not permit the release of records from 2003 discussions over the invasion of Iraq because it would cause too much "damage" to democracy.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Got something to hide, Jack?


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Exxon drags its feet for 20 years to avoid paying damages to struggling Alaskans, while making record profits

You'd be hard-pressed to find a newspaper in this country that didn't contain at least one heart-breaking story of financial woe on any given day. The recession has become part of our national narrative. But it's important to remember that there are communities that have been feeling the pinch for decades.

Such is the case with Cordova, AK. This small fishing town on the coast of Prince Williams Sound was devastated by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in March 1989. While environmental and social fallout persists -- something we'll be talking about tomorrow as part of this series -- Cordova has not been able to get back on its financial feet, despite promises from Exxon to make the community whole again.


Firestorm Brewing Between US States and Federal Government Published on 02-20-2009

Source: OpEd News - Lance L. Landon

Could this be an ominous shadow drawing on the end of the United States of America? For years the Federal Government has presumed to be the all-powerful force governing our country, but it just could be that the Federal Government only exists at the pleasure of the state governments and the citizens thereof. States declaring sovereignty sounds like an act of secession and revolution. However the federal government can apparently be dissolved and another one formed anew at the discretion of the states. The existing Federal government may not leave willingly like so many European governments that are replaced routinely and it may engage a military effort with our own soldiers or the likes of a Black Water illegal military invasion to retain total control over us.

United States Federal Government laws are often in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which is perturbing, these events. This is predicated on an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation, which states that, “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation [now Federation] expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”

A growing number of states are declaring their sovereignty afforded under the U S Constitution’s Tenth Amendment however the conventional news media are not telling you about what is happening. The State of Washington on Wednesday - 11 February 2009 and most recently, New Hampshire [2009], Montana [2009], Hawaii [2009], Michigan [2009], Missouri [2009], Arizona [2008], Oklahoma [2008], Georgia [1996], and California [1994] all of which have introduced bills and resolutions declaring and reaffirming their sovereignty. Some other states have done this in the past but then let the issue go. Additionally, the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering similar measures. More well may follow, such as Wyoming and Mississippi.

The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791 and states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Historically, this was done to reassert the assignment of the remaining rights to the states and the people of our country if they were not specifically delegated by our Constitution to the United States Government. Further, Amendment Nine on the Construction of the Constitution, Ratified on 15 December 1791 states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

The Arizona State Legislature is currently formulating a bill that declares their state sovereignty. Their bill further asserts their state’s right during martial law to call back servicemen to protect Arizona state, "…if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state …” There is more near the end of this article.

A lot of this recent activity has come about due to the reckless demise of the banking system now and also in memory of the past during the great depression that fomented during 1929. There is a Russian academic, Igor Panarin who recently predicted that the United States would break apart into about six separate regions by 2010. Predictions of similar persuasion have been made before, rather they are right or not some big problems may soon ensue.

Much of the presidential character of the cabinet assembled by President Obama is representative of that of the previous administration. Obama perhaps is keeping the Adage, “keep your friends close and keep your enemies even closer.” A disrespect for our so-called leaders is met from our so-called leaders disrespect for us the citizens of our country. Should this be the case yet again, this would establish further reason for the states course of recent action

It may seem ironic that as we have a President from the land of Lincoln, and one who admires Lincoln, that another civil war could be brewing. It’s further ironic that states are beginning to fight back. Many individuals that were imprisoned by Abraham Lincoln for advocating their free speech on issues of the day. These times may be as exciting and revolutionary as when our country was beginning. Benjamin Franklin said something on the order of, “if we do not hang together, we most certainly will hang separately.” Its also ironic that our revolutionary war was with Great Britain and that the so-called Federal Reserve Board (The Banksters) is a corporate instrument of Great Britain, still engorging itself with our blood, our wealth and our money.

The state sovereignty issue was discussed on late night radio on Coast-to-Coast AM. Comments reflected by Alex Jones indicate federal misjurisdiction of its authority that is infringing on state matters and on individual rights. States formed this federal government and it may be disempowered by 34 states [2/3rds]. The Federal government may have disenfranchised itself by making treatise that subvert its powers. As such the Federal government may already be insolvent even though it’s still operating. There is mostly Republican, some Democratic and much nonpartisan sponsorship on recreating state sovereignty to resolve these issues. Take a look at these links: click here and here.

Strings attached by the federal government to returning state money for federal programs may be invalid. States are rejecting federal intervention. Issues at hand involve the National Guard, Posse Commentates, and FEMA Prisons for events of rebellion [or civil demonstration] and revolution and a reimposition of the concept of establishing a North American Union. Take a look at Jerome Corsi’s book, “The Late Great USA”.

Federal negation of states’ rights is selling us out and is treasonous is among the repressive efforts against the states. States may dissolve this federal government. An effort in Missouri to push for sovereignty began three years ago when Missouri started to revive interest in its sovereignty. Other issues are 2nd Amendment Rights being taken away and the institution of civil disobedience, revolution and re-evaluation of where we want our government to go.

Unfunded mandates are forcing issues that the states will block is just one of many issues at hand. The Federal Government essentially has succeeded from our union. PDD-51, part of The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, allows for martial law a lot too easily; this is really not in the best interest of the citizens of the United States.

The negation of Congressional authority by the Executive branch is further ammunition for the states to declare their sovereignty. Congress has become a ceremonial branch of the government with no real power left. Congress has just given up its power by not reading the legislation it is being persuaded to pass hurriedly. Nobody in Congress seems to read the bills they pass. We must educate ourselves or suffer the consequences for lack of knowledge. Presidents have become front men for wealthier world powers.

Generally all state resolutions and bills to regain states inherent rights are a perfectly legitimate concept. While succession could be a possibility, the dissolution of the entire federal government and the institution of a new one predicated mostly on our current one is a distinct possibility.

It has come to the point where the banks are controlling Washington DC [or, is it the Bilderbergers as part of the new world order?]. Or is it just the old world order they are trying to recreate? The use of crises to terrorize us and promote a new world order, based not on what is good for us, but for them! Any world government that should arise must be democratic and not arbitrary. Actually, it is still the Old World Order that the new world order advocates guised in the remains of globalism misused.

The primary Constitutional responsibilities of the Federal government are to control our borders, our currency and our military of which they are abdicating on all of these. Granted there is an enumeration in Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution providing for eighteen or so in total responsibilities and rights. Clause 18, considered the expansion or elastic clause states, “To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” The union is already gone and America has been sold out to foreign banks. States have the right to dissolve the federal government in order to reconstitute it. There is a non-democratic globalist effort that is stealthily moving ahead with its plan for a world government and economy made in their image, not ours.

The Constitutional principle in the Tenth Amendment is reflective of Federalism in that by providing that powers not granted to the National government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people. In the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to our Federal Government today, "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."

Once our Constitution was ratified, many desired the addition of a similar amendment limiting the Federal government to powers to those "expressly" delegated; this would have denied the use of implied powers. These powers result under the Elastic Clause the Constitution. Those implied powers are powers not given to the government directly through the Constitution, but are considered to be implied in Section Eight of our Constitution.

This document lets the government create Legislation and laws they considered necessary and proper so that they may remain in force, to meet as then or in the future unanticipated applications of the Constitution. The word "expressly" did not appear in the final version of the Tenth Amendment as it then was ratified.

Some state representatives on late night radio Coast to Coast AM were Matt Shea - WA, Jim Guest - MO, Dan Itse - NH, & Charles Key – OK provided a range of views on this subject. Click here.

In response to increasing federal encroachment, a growing number of states have passed and proposed resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

The Declaration Of Independence states: "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government"

A new vision for America is in the works. This is not just about state sovereignty, but America’s Sovereignty. We will be rebuilding America in the image we want, not what outsiders want. We are not ending America, but providing it a new beginning.

Here in are some of the resolutions and portions thereof:

A small portion from the resolution in Arizona created in 2009: “Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring, that:

1. That the State of Arizona hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.

2. That this Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.

3. That all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.”

Each state’s resolution has some language that is about the same but also has more to say in many cases. The California Resolution initiated in 1994 reads thusly,

“WHEREAS, The 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"; and

WHEREAS, The 10th Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the United States Constitution and no more; and

WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the 10th Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, In the year 1994, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and

WHEREAS, Numerous resolutions have been forwarded to the federal government by the California Legislature without any response or result from Congress or the federal government; and

WHEREAS, Many federal mandates are directly in violation of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and

WHEREAS, A number of proposals from previous administrations and some now pending from the present administration and from Congress may further violate the United States Constitution; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of California, jointly, That the State of California hereby claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution and that this measure shall serve as notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President pro Tempore of the United States Senate, each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States and to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate of each state legislature in the United States of America.”

While each State Resolution and/or Bill is written somewhat differently but expresses much of the same determination. New Hampshire has a rather interesting and long dissertation in its resolution, excerpted here are some poignant points,

“That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:


I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.

II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and

That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government . . .”

Read the whole document.


Israël:


New Reign

Right-wing leader to form government

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Hawkish Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was tasked on Friday with forming a new Israeli government, fuelling concerns that a right-wing coalition could torpedo the Middle East peace process.

Accepting the nomination from President Shimon Peres, the former premier named Iran as the main threat to Israel's existence and made no direct reference to peace talks with the Palestinians.


Binyamin Netanyahu to be Israel's next Prime Minister

Israel was today poised for its most right-wing government in decades after Binyamin Netanyahu was asked to be the country's next Prime Minister.

In a move that will cause huge disappointment in Washington, President Shimon Peres confirmed that he had asked the Likud leader, who finished a close second in the country's election, to build a coalition.

Giving an acceptance speech that did not mention the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process or a two-state solution, Mr Netanyahu instead placed much of his focus on Iran's enrichment of uranium.

"Iran is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon and constitutes the gravest threat to our existence since the war of independence," Mr Netanyahu said at President Peres’s official residence.


Binyamin Netanyahu targets Iran after he is appointed Prime Minister

In a speech made outside the residence of President Shimon Peres, the Likud leader said that protecting Israel would be his greatest responsibility as leader, and condemned "formidable" challenges posed by the Islamic Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary:

There is only one way to cure a dog of chasing cars.

Let them catch one.

So, let's let Israel attack Iran. and when Iran counter attacks against Israel we tell our young kids stuck in Iraq to just stand to one side and wave while Iran's formidable army marches by and into Israel.


Iran holds enough uranium for bomb

Iran has built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Note that what they are talking about here is low-enriched uranium, such as used for power station fuel rods. This is NOT bomb-grade material until it is reprocessed.


Barak: Iran raid 'difficult' during US talks

Israel says US-Iran talks should be "short" since the use of military force against Iran during the negotiations would be "difficult."

Webmaster's Commentary:

"You should shut up so that we can start WW3 ... for you to finish for us." -- Israel


Suspend military aid to Israel, Amnesty urges Obama after detailing US weapons used in Gaza

Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel's extensive use of US-made weaponry during its war in Gaza last month, including white phosphorus artillery shells, 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles.

In a report released today, Amnesty International detailed the weapons used and called for an immediate arms embargo on Israel and all Palestinian armed groups. It called on the Obama administration to suspend military aid to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I have to admire Amnesty International's courage in call the US on this one.

The depth to which the US has been complicit in the wounding and deaths of innocent Palestinians is detestable in ways I cannot even begin to articulate.

But ultimately, what needs to happen is for the US - and the rest of the world - to absolutely stop all aid to Israel, period, end of discussion, until there is a verifiable cease-fire, and a true Palestinian state.

Of course, this is not going to happen.


Israel Undermining NPT, ElBaradei Warns

IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei says that Israel’s status as the Middle East’s only nuclear power and its only non-signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a major obstacle to efforts for global nuclear disarmament.

My concern is that because Israel has Nukes,

poorrichard

they should not be receiving any U.S. aid at all.. International treaty's are considered the laws of our nation.. This Nuke treaty demands that if a country has nukes and is not a member of the NPT The country can get no aid from the U.S.A... What a joke laws and treaty's are .. Israel Stinks.. and so do their supporters in the U.S. public arena.

That includes 98% of America's elected officials.


Israel lobbies for war on Iran


Barak Says Israel will ‘Stop at Nothing’ to Deny Iran Nukes

“Time is running out fast and oozing between our fingers,” Barak said. “Robust and resolute sanctions against the Iranian regime are needed,” Barak said. “If these do not succeed in blocking the development, the necessary matters must be considered,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary:

You just have to love the way members of the Israeli government studiously ignore the fact that everything coming out of the IAEA says that Iran is only enriching uranium enough for a power station, which is what Iran has been saying all along.

But this time, if Israel is planning to bomb Iran because they are an "existential threat", let's let the Israeli military do it all on its own.

And, just for an education as to which world powers not to piss off right now, let Israel deal with the ire of Iran's 7th largest trading partner, Russia. That would be..... interesting.


Iran:


IAEA clarifies misleading media reports on Iran

Following the release of IAEA's latest report on Iran last week, a number of scaremongering anti-Iran headlines appeared in the Western media. The LA times chose its headline as "Iran has enough fuel for a nuclear bomb". The New York Times went for "Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon" and FOX news reported: "Iran Produces Enough Uranium to Build Nuclear Weapon". In the UK, the Daily Telegraph's article titled "Iran has enough uranium 'to build a nuclear bomb'" and the Daily Mail announced: "Iran 'has the fuel to build nuclear bomb'".


IAEA: Iran Did Not Underreport Enrichment

Much hay was made late last week over the allegation that the Iranian government had underreported the amount of urnaium it had enriched through November. The White House accused Iran of reneging on its international obligations, and called the nation an “urgent problem that has to be addressed.”

Not so, says the International Atomic Enegy Agency (IAEA), which said the discrepancy between the reported and actual figures were “inherent in the early commissioning phases of such a facility when it is not known in advance how it will perform in practice.”


Obama picks anti-Iran man for Iran post

The White House names controversial Middle East negotiator Dennis Ross as its special foreign policy adviser for Persian Gulf affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Please, get us into a war as quick as you can, or the American people are gonna blame US for the hard times!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Iran urges global nuclear disarmament

Iran called on Thursday for global negotiations aimed at total nuclear disarmament, saying that the elimination of atomic weapons was the only guarantee against their use or threatened use.

Alireza Moaiyeri, Iranian ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, addressed the Conference on Disarmament shortly before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expected to issue its latest watchdog report on Iran.

Iran also backed negotiations on preventing an arms race in outer space and on a legally binding instrument to provide security assurances to non-nuclear weapon states, he said.

The Geneva disarmament forum has failed to reach consensus needed to launch talks on any issue since clinching global pacts banning chemical weapons and underground nuclear explosions in the 1990s.

Diplomats hope the new US administration will offer initiatives to revive the conference, given President Barack Obama's public commitment to furthering nuclear disarmament.

The CD's 65 members include the five official nuclear weapon powers - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - as well as nuclear-capable India, Pakistan and Israel, which is widely believed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arms. (Reuters)


Iran not producing weapon-grade uranium: IAEA

Iran has not converted the low-grade uranium that it has produced into weapon-grade uranium, inspectors belonging to the International Atomic Energy Agency have said.

The Austrian Press Agency quoted an IAEA expert as saying that the uranium substances that Iran has produced at its Natanz enrichment facility have been carefully recorded and remote cameras have been installed to supervise part of the stockpile.

“If the Iranians intend to transport these uranium substances to a secret location for further processing, agency’s inspectors will find out,” he said.

The expert added that “so far, Iran has carried out good cooperation with us in relevant verifications”.


Iran to test first nuclear plant

Iran’s first nuclear power plant will undergo comprehensive testing Wednesday in front of Russian and Iranian officials, Iranian Students’ News Agency reported, quoting a nuclear expert.


White House says world can't delay on Iran

The White House says the international community must work together to urgently address Iran's uranium enrichment activities.

Press secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday that point is underscored by a United Nations report that said Tehran had amassed enough uranium to make an atom bomb.

He said the report by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency represented "another lost opportunity" for Iran as it continues to "renege" on its international obligations.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is insane.

Iran is not reneging on its international obligations. Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed by both Iran and the United States, Iran has a legal right, recognized by the US under that treaty, to build nuclear power stations and to manufacture the fuel rods for them. and that is what Iran is doing. The uranium they have enriched is enriched to levels usable by power stations, but is far from being bomb grade material.

Everything Iran is doing is legal activity under the NNPT and nobody has found any evidence of bomb grade materials or the manufacturing of a weapon.

Obama is playing the exact same dumb trick Bush used to start the war in Iraq to start a war in Iran.

The only reason for a new war in Iran is first to satisfy Israel's demands, and second, Obama is certain a new war will distract Americans from the collapsing economy, itself at least partly the result of the profligate spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The US got itself out of self-created economic messes with World Wars, and it appears that it the strategy being followed by the White House.

If you do not choose to fight against these warmongers now, you will soon have no choice but to fight for them from now on.


White House Calls for Urgent Action Against Iran

Press Secretary Accuses Iran of Reneging on International Obligations.


TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Article IV

"Parties to the Treaty in a position to do so shall also co-operate in contributing alone or together with other States or international organizations to the further development of the applications of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the territories of non-nuclear-weapon States Party to the Treaty, with due consideration for the needs of the developing areas of the world."

Webmaster's Commentary:

In other words, under the NNPT, not only is Iran allowed to build power stations and the fuel rods for them, but the United States is obligated to assist them!

It is the United States which is in violation of their international obligations in this matter, not Iran.


Iran: the friendliest people in the world

Beaming smiles, gel and a joke about lavatory brushes and weapons of mass destruction - Iran overturns all expectations


Hollywood to make 30 anti-Iranian movies

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hassan Qashqavi, has said that Hollywood film makers have thirty anti-Iranian movies in the offing.

"Hollywood has thirty anti-Iranian movies in the offing with the subject of hostility towards Iran's historical and Islamic identity," Qashqavi told reporters at a weekly news conference in Tehran on Monday.

"The subject of making various movies has directly targeted not only Iran's religious and historical identity but also the country's social values including hospitality in an attempt to show hostility towards the Islamic Republic," he added.

"There are certain political objectives behind a number of movies under the pretext of creating art," he explained.


Gaza:


US official: Gaza reconstruction aid to top $900M

United States aid for the Gaza Strip's reconstruction will likely top $900 million, an official said, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepared to make her first Mideast trip as America's top diplomat.

Here we go again ... back on the crazy train.
Didn't we already reconstruct Iraq with US tax dollars?
And where did that go?
Best of all, who funded and supported the original destruction of Gaza and Iraq?
YOU DID - YA DUMB SCHMUCK!!!


Neither The US Nor Israel Is A "Genuine Party To Peace."

The Arab League peace proposal does indeed call for normalization of relations with Israel - in the context - repeat, in the context of a two-state settlement in terms of the longstanding international consensus, which the US and Israel have blocked for over 30 years, in international isolation, and still do.

Obama had not one word to say about the settlement and infrastructure developments in the West Bank, and the complex measures to control Palestinian existence, designed to undermine the prospects for a peaceful two-state settlement. His silence is a grim refutation of his oratorical flourishes about how "I will sustain an active commitment to seek two states living side by side in peace and security."

Also unmentioned is Israel's use of US arms in Gaza, in violation not only of international but also US law. Or Washington's shipment of new arms to Israel right at the peak of the US-Israeli attack, surely not unknown to Obama's Middle East advisers.

Obama was firm, however, that smuggling of arms to Gaza must be stopped.
(que des dire du financement et armement d’Israël par les É-U?) He endorses the agreement of Condoleeza Rice and Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni that the Egyptian-Gaza border must be closed - a remarkable exercise of imperial arrogance, as the Financial Times observed: "as they stood in Washington congratulating each other, both officials seemed oblivious to the fact that they were making a deal about an illegal trade on someone else's border - Egypt in this case. The next day, an Egyptian official described the memorandum as `fictional'." Egypt's objections were ignored.

Obama's insistence that only Abbas and Fayyad exist conforms to the consistent Western contempt for democracy unless it is under control.

Obama provided the usual reasons for ignoring the elected government led by Hamas. "To be a genuine party to peace," Obama declared, "the quartet [US, EU, Russia, UN] has made it clear that Hamas must meet clear conditions: recognize Israel's right to exist; renounce violence; and abide by past agreements." Unmentioned, also as usual, is the inconvenient fact that the US and Israel firmly reject all three conditions. (Comment reconnaitre un état qui n’a pas de frontières permanentes?)In international isolation, they bar a two-state settlement including a Palestinian state; they of course do not renounce violence; and they reject the quartet's central proposal, the "road map." Israel formally accepted it, but with 14 reservations that effectively eliminate its contents (tacitly backed by the US). It is the great merit of Jimmy Carter's Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, to have brought these facts to public attention for the first time - and in the mainstream, the only time.

Also near universal are the standard references to Hamas: a terrorist organization, dedicated to the destruction of Israel (or maybe all Jews). Omitted are the inconvenient facts that the US-Israel are not only dedicated to the destruction of any viable Palestinian state, but are steadily implementing those policies. Or that unlike the two rejectionist states, Hamas has called for a two-state settlement in terms of the international consensus: publicly, repeatedly, explicitly.

Obama began his remarks by saying: "Let me be clear: America is committed to Israel's security. And we will always support Israel's right to defend itself against legitimate threats."

There was nothing about the right of Palestinians to defend themselves against far more extreme threats, such as those occurring daily, with US support, in the occupied territories. But that again is the norm.

Obama made one further substantive comment: "As part of a lasting cease-fire, Gaza's border crossings should be open to allow the flow of aid and commerce, with an appropriate monitoring regime..." He did not, of course, mention that the US-Israel had rejected much the same agreement after the January 2006 election, and that Israel had never observed similar subsequent agreements on borders.

Also missing is any reaction to Israel's announcement that it rejected the cease-fire agreement, so that the prospects for it to be "lasting" are not auspicious. As reported at once in the press, "Israeli Cabinet Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who takes part in security deliberations, told Army Radio on Thursday that Israel wouldn't let border crossings with Gaza reopen without a deal to free [Gilad] Schalit" (AP, Jan 22); Israel to keep Gaza crossings closed...An official said the government planned to use the issue to bargain for the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by the Islamist group since 2006 (Financial Times, Jan. 23); "Earlier this week, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that progress on Corporal Shalit's release would be a precondition to opening up the border crossings that have been mostly closed since Hamas wrested control of Gaza from the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in 2007" (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 23); "an Israeli official said there would be tough conditions for any lifting of the blockade, which he linked with the release of Gilad Shalit" (FT, Jan. 23); among many others.

Shalit's capture is a prominent issue in the West, another indication of Hamas's criminality. Whatever one thinks about it, it is uncontroversial that capture of a soldier of an attacking army is far less of a crime than kidnapping of civilians, exactly what Israeli forces did the day before the capture of Shalit, invading Gaza city and kidnapping two brothers, then spiriting them across the border where they disappeared into Israel's prison complex. Unlike the much lesser case of Shalit, that crime was virtually unreported and has been forgotten, along with Israel's regular practice for decades of kidnapping civilians in Lebanon and on the high seas and dispatching them to Israeli prisons, often held for many years as hostages. But the capture of Shalit bars a cease-fire.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Peace will come when Israel gives to Palestine only that which Israel demands for itself; a right to exist and a state of their own.

But Israel in incapable of this. Their attitude continues to be that everyone should recognize Israel's right to exist, but that nobody should dare to think Palestine has an equal right.


Gaza desperately short of food after Israel destroys farmland

Gaza's 1.5 million people are facing a food crisis as a result of the destruction of great areas of farmland during the Israeli invasion.

According to the World Food Programme, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and Palestinian officials, between 35% and 60% of the agriculture industry has been wrecked by the three-week Israeli attack, which followed two years of economic siege.


The starving of Gaza

"According to the World Food Program, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and Palestinian officials, between 35 percent and 60 percent of the agriculture industry has been wrecked by the three-week Israeli attack," reported Britain's Guardian newspaper.


U.S. partner, not Hamas, firing rockets into Israel

With Hamas signaling it is willing to enter a cease-fire with Israel, it was the U.S.-backed Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas whose so-called military wing took responsibility for a barrage of rockets and mortars fired from the Gaza Strip today.


Gaza rockets land in southern Israel, no casualties

Two rockets fired from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Sunday, causing no casualties, the Israeli military and police said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Recently, Al Aqsa Brigades, which is aligned with Fatah, admitted firing these rockets in order to give Israel justification to destroy Fatah's rival in Gaza, HAMAS (you know, the people who won the election).


US Jewish leader sees "pandemic of anti-Semitism"

Israel's recent war in Gaza has unleashed the worst outbreaks of anti-Semitism in decades, the U.S. head of the Anti-Defamation League said on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel's recent war in Gaza has unleashed the worst outbreaks of CRITICISM AGAINST ISRAEL in decades.

Trying to deflect just criticism of Israel's actions by claiming the critics hate Jews is like trying to deflect just criticism of Hitler's actions by claiming the critics hate Germans!


More Nazis.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is a continuation of the "Dr. Death" story started by BBC a few days ago. Here we have a guy given a catchy name, whose crimes (whatever they were) occurred in the first half of the last century, and who died 17 years ago Yet right now, with the economy melting down (and at a time when Israel openly admits a campaign to improve their post-Gaza public image) the AP decides that WAG THE NAZI is an important story to shove at you.

We get it, already. The Nazis were jerks. It's time to move on! We have monsters today we should be dealing with.


Mauritania says it has closed its embassy in Israel

The head of Mauritania's military junta says the West African country has closed its embassy in Israel.

Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz made the announcement late Tuesday.


Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them

A few weeks ago, a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman in Israel attended a meeting at a government office in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul quarter. When he returned to his car, an elderly man wearing a skullcap came and knocked on the window. When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face.

The clergyman prefered not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many Jerusalem clergy have been subjected to abuse of this kind. For the most part, they ignore it but sometimes they cannot.


Israeli helicopter strike on besieged Gaza

The helicopter fired two missiles on the Khan Yunis headquarters of the security services of the democratically elected Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.


Hopkins Doctors volunteered in Gaza hospitals

Hopkins Doctors Return From War-Torn Gaza Strip Sunni Khalid
BALTIMORE, MD (2009-02-13)

"The lack of medical supplies, said his brother, Labib, who worked in the operating room, made treating patients for trauma that much more difficult.
"All the suturing that we had to do in the emergency room of all the children was done without any local anesthestic agent at all; they just didn't have it. So, every case required a parent holding a child down, as well as a nurse holding the child down. It was very difficult for us, in conventional medicine, here in the West, who have access to so many things, it was a little bit different for us to certainly do procedures, where the electricity is going out on you halfway through your case.""


Another hate crime hoax - woman who claimed racist attack caused miscarriage was not pregnant, wounds self-inflicted.

Paula Oliveira, a 26-year-old lawyer, had said she was attacked by three knife-wielding skinheads on Monday.

However, medical experts said she was not pregnant, and that it was possible the numerous wounds on her torso and legs were self-inflicted.

Webmaster's Commentary:

A pathetic attempt to wave Swastikas at us yet again.


Liban:


Israeli jets stage mock raids in Lebanon airspace

Israeli fighter jets have carried out mock attacks and reconnaissance missions in border regions with Lebanon, Press TV has learned.

Violating the Lebanese airspace, the warplanes carried out reconnaissance flights over border regions including Hasbaya, Arqub, Shaaba farms and Western Beqaa on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported.


Rocket from Lebanon wounds three Israelis

At least one rocket fired from Lebanon landed in northern Israel on Saturday, lightly wounding three people and prompting Israel to respond with a brief artillery barrage, the Israeli army said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Lebanon's President has previously expressed the opinion that Israeli collaborators are behind these rockets, to give Israel an excuse to restart the war.


Hezbollah 'not behind attack on Israel'

Hezbollah has ruled out any involvement in recent rocket attack on northern Israel that was responded by Israeli artillery shells.

"Hezbollah has nothing to do with this attack," a spokesman for the movement, Ibrahim Mussawi, told AFP on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

In other words, this is another false-flag attack.


Rockets fired from Lebanon strike Israel

The Israeli military says it has fired artillery into southern Lebanon in response to a rocket attack, which injured three people near the northern Israeli town Maalot.

No group has claimed responsibility for launching the missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Meaning this is a false-flag operation to justify re-starting the Lebanon war.


Israel's elections and U.S. policy

Under the catchy slogan "No citizenship without loyalty" (it rhymes in Hebrew), Yisrael Beiteinu is pushing for a new law requiring all citizens to swear an "oath of loyalty" to the state. Israeli-Arab citizens or others who refuse could have their citizenship stripped from them. . . .


Israel warns of harsh response to any attack by Hezbollah

Israel warned Hezbollah this week that it will respond harshly to any attempt to down an Israel Air Force jet over Lebanon ...

Webmaster's Commentary:

Read that one again. Israel's position is that if they fly warplanes over Lebanon (an act of war in and of itself) and if Hezbollah tries to shoot down one of the invading aircraft, Israel will "respond?"

Flying over someone else's country with a warplane without permission is a provocation!


Israel mobilizes forces on Lebanon border

Israel has reportedly mobilized its forces along its northern borders amid concerns that Tel Aviv may be planning to provoke Lebanon.


Israel troops near Lebanon are on full alert, security source says


Irak:


Iraq may sue Israel for 1981 nuke attack

Iraq is reportedly considering ways to force Israel to pay reparations for launching airstrikes on its nuclear reactor near Baghdad.

Iraqi legislators are looking into adopting a resolution that would urge Tel Aviv to pay billions of dollars in compensations for its 1981 attack on the Osiraq (Tammuz) nuclear reactor, Iraqi daily al-Sabbah reported on Thursday.

The lawmakers leading the campaign say they have based their case on United Nations Security Council Resolution 487, insisting that the official UN condemnation gives Baghdad the right to appropriate money for what it has suffered.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Following the US invasion, international experts examined the remains of the reactor and found a ruined power station, and not traces of a clandestine weapons laboratory, which had been Israel's excuse for the attack.

So, yes, Iraq has a case, although if Israel loses we know who they will force to pony up the cash for the fine.


Iraq's Shocking Human Toll: About 1 Million Killed, 4.5 Million Displaced, 1-2 Million Widows, 5 Million Orphans

Webmaster's Commentary:

Hey, but at least we got those weapons of mass destruction, right?> Right? Right?

Just something to remember as the US and Israel try to sell you a new war on Iran!


A Modest Proposal - An Iraqi Vote on Troop Withdrawal

Over the years, we've seen various "exit strategies" proposed for withdrawal from Iraq. The best proposal was made by a Baghdad man on his way to a demonstration just a few days after that city fell. A U.S. reporter asked what should happen now. The man turned to the reporter and said, "Thank you for getting rid of Saddam. Now please leave our country."


Most U.S. Troops Out Of Iraq By August 2010, Officials Say

President Barack Obama plans to remove all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by August of next year, administration officials said Tuesday, ending the war that helped define his upstart presidential campaign — although a little more slowly than he promised.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is 100% USDA Choice Bovine Excrement.

There is no way it takes 19 months to get out of a country it took only three weeks to invade.

This is a classic stall and as far as I am concerned violates the campaign promise Obama made.

All wars end eventually. Keeping his promise means ending this one right now.


Tehran firm to help rebuild Basra in southern Iraq

An Iranian company, Karam, has succeeded with its bid for the project because British and US companies, wary of security conditions, were slow to make offers, the head of investment in Iraq's biggest port told The Times. "The Iranians are going for all the contracts," one British official said in Basra.


Iraqi MPs ask government to investigate child-trafficking

An Iraqi MP stirred controversy during a Parliament session last week when he asked Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki to investigate the illegal activities of an international organization operating in Iraq which is said to be selling Iraqi children to Israelis to be used as laborers.


Sunni Arabs in Baghdad enclave left off voter rolls

Webmaster's Commentary:

By golly, we HAVE brought those people American style democracy!

Iraq bars Blackwater, tarnished by civilian deaths

Iraq said Thursday it will bar Blackwater Worldwide from providing security protection for U.S. diplomats because its contractors used excessive force, sanctioning a company whose image was irrevocably tarnished by the 2007 killings of 17 Iraqi civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The installed government of Iraq is starting to pull away from its US masters. This was the first symptom that signaled the fall of Rome, when the outlying provinces, well aware that Rome had lost a legion in Germany and was no longer able to project power over the entire empire, began to pull away.


Iraq on high alert after election candidates shot dead

Webmaster's Commentary:

How convenient for those who want to keep the US presence there.


Generals Seek to Reverse Obama Withdrawal Decision

CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Obama that he had to back down from his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months at an Oval Office meeting Jan. 21.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Change we can believe in, right?


US commanders at odds over Iraq

United States Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General David Petraeus and Multinational Force Iraq (MNF-I) commander General Ray Odierno have submitted assessments of Iraq combat troop withdrawal plans to President Barack Obama based on the premise that his 16-month withdrawal plan would pose significantly greater risk to "security gains" than the 23-month plan they favor.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Given yesterday's revelation that some $50 billion of Iraq funds has gone missing, one has to wonder how much more loot will vanish in that extra 7 months.

Meanwhile, here are the facts.

The war in Iraq was started with three claims.

1. Iraq had banned weapons of mass destruction.

2. Revenge for 9-11.

3. Iraq was supporting Al Qaeda.

The results:

1. Iraq never had the banned weapons of mass destruction. Iraq was actually in compliance with United Nations resolutions (unlike Israel).

2. Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. Even President Bush admitted that.

3. Iraq was the only secular government in the region. Al Qaeda promotes theocratic rule. Iraq wanted nothing to do with Al Qaeda (not even the fake ones).

Therefore, the war in Iraq is already lost in the political sense. We cannot achieve any of the stated objectives.

So why are we staying even one more month, let alone 23?


Économie:


Chrysler to idle sites next week

Chrysler LLC, which posted a sales decline of 55% in January, will idle four assembly plants next week and restore production at three others but on shorter schedules.


GM, Chrysler ask for up to $8 billion in aid from Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian units of General Motors Corp and Chrysler are seeking as much as C$8 billion ($6.4 billion) in aid from the Canadian and Ontario governments as they fight to survive an industrywide crisis, officials said on Friday.


GM Cutting 10,000 Jobs; Reducing Salaries

General Motors has announced that it will cut 10,000 jobs, or 12% of it’s global work force.

The majority of the U.S. job cuts is set to take place before May 1. The remaining GM workers are likely to see a 3% to 7% reduction in pay for the rest of the year.


Auto giant GM axes 10,000 jobs and cuts salaries


GM, Chrysler Push for More U.S. Aid After Mistakes

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, already relying on government aid to survive, take their case to the U.S. Treasury today that they can undo past mistakes and justify more U.S. aid to return to profit.

Webmaster's Commentary:

In other words, the Big Three automakers have turned into welfare queens!


G.M. To Cut 47,000 Jobs While Chrysler Will Dump 3,000 Positions

The two companies had until Tuesday to justify the multi-billion dollar bailouts being given to them in the U.S.

And late in the day, General Motors delivered the news that will make auto towns like Oshawa and St. Catharines cringe. The world's biggest car company says it will need between US$16.6 and $30 billion in federal aid to get back on all four wheels - and it will have to shed a startling 47,000 positions to do it. It will also close five plants but won't say which ones.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Now, back when the Executives from the Big Three went to Congress begging for money, they insisted that the "loans" would be necessary to keep from closing plants and cutting work force.

So here we are, billions later, and US factories are closing. GM workers might want to think about moving to Brazil where GM spent a billion of their bailout money on a factory down there, which is apparently doing quite well.


GM shares hit 70-year low

The Detroit-based automaker's shares have been battered over the past year by worries about the viability of the U.S. auto industry and plunging sales stemming from the industrywide drop in demand for new vehicles.

GM shares were worth $3.50 just a month ago and $25.54 a year ago.

On Tuesday, GM said it would need a total of $30 billion in federal aid in order to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection, up from a previous estimate of $18 billion and including $13.4 billion it has already received. It also said it would need to cut 47,000 jobs worldwide and close five more U.S. factories.


Stop GM Before They Kill The Economy Again!

GM is currently producing 128,000 cars a month, a pace of 1.5M cars for the year. $16Bn on top of the $14Bn we already gave them means it is costing the Untied States $20,000 PER CAR that GM sells to keep them in business. But wait - it’s worse than that…. GM only employs 140,000 workers in the United States and their "plan" is to lay off 47,000 of them. That means they are asking for $16Bn to keep 93,000 workers - that’s $172,000 PER WORKER!


Failure to save East Europe will lead to worldwide meltdown

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Here is the problem. Too many nations are using the Federal Reserve type banking system, where all money in circulation is the result of a loan by the central bank to the government at interest.

The fundamental flaw with that system is that the moment it goes into operation, more money is owed to the central bank than actually exists. The Federal Reserve is designed as a debt-trap from which the people can never escape no matter how hard they work. It is intended as a tool of enslavement.

Small wonder that Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Federal Reserve Act into law as the price for becoming President, wrote in his own journal that he had unwittingly destroyed his own country.


Eastern Europe is about to Blow

Eastern Europe is about to blow. If it does, it could take much of the EU with it. It's an emergency situation but there are no easy solutions. The IMF doesn't have the resources for a bailout of this size and the recession is spreading faster than relief efforts can be organized. Finance ministers and central bankers are running in circles trying to put out one fire after another. Its only a matter of time before they are overtaken by events. If one country is allowed to default, the dominoes could begin to tumble through the whole region. This could trigger dramatic changes in the political landscape. The rise of fascism is no longer out of the question.


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