Saturday, September 13, 2008

Forum sells 'Obama Waffles' with racial stereotype

A box of Obama Waffles is seen in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. A vendor at a conservative political forum was selling boxes of waffle mix depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap. The product was meant as political satire, said Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two writers from Franklin, Tenn., who created the mix and sold it for $10 a box at the Values Voter Summit sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Activists at a conservative political forum snapped up boxes of waffle mix depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap.

Insurers face Ike claims of up to $25bn

A man walks amid debris from Hurricane Ike that was cleared from the road in Galveston, Texas September 13, 2008. Hurricane Ike slammed the Texas and Lousiana coast on Saturday with ferocious winds and a wall of water that flooded hundreds of miles, cut power to millions and caused billions of dollars in damage. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Insurers were bracing themselves on Friday for the most severe hurricane losses since Katrina in 2005, as Ike bore down on the US. Deloitte said Ike could inflict claims of up to $25bn (€18bn, £14bn) on insurers and reinsurers, depending on its strength and where it made landfall. At $25bn it would be the biggest insured loss from a hurricane since Katrina generated about $40bn of claims.

Death toll in LA commuter rail crash reaches 24

When the death toll was at 23, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (VEE'-uh-ri-go-sa) said more bodies remained in the wreckage of the Metrolink train but that it was hard to determine how many.

Unfortunately, the death toll will probably climb...

Muslim workers fired for breaking Ramadhan fast

The sprawling slaughterhouse, located about 100km north of the state capital, Denver, has sacked more than 100 Muslim employees who walked off the job today after their employers refused to allow them to break their Ramadan fast with prayer, food and water.

Palestinians "compelled" to favour Israel

Two Israeli human rights groups, B’Tselem and Hamoked, found last year that seven “special” interrogation methods amounting to torture are still being regularly employed, including beatings, painful binding, back bending, body stretching and prolonged sleep deprivation.

Rescue crews wait for Ike to pass to find victims

Homes and businesses on the Clear Creek Channel in Seabrook are surrounded by rising water from Galveston Bay on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 after Hurricane Ike passed through overnight as a Category 2 storm. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)

With roads still unpassable, it was unclear how many may have perished, and authorities mobilized for a huge search-and-rescue operation to reach the more than 100,000 people who ignored warnings that attempting to ride the storm out could bring "certain death." Crews were waiting for the storm to pass to make rescues.

Gas prices near $6 a gallon in parts of Florida

Gasoline prices rose to nearly $5.50 a gallon in parts of Florida on Friday when rumors of a fuel shortage spread across the state.

Politics and Religion in America: Imagine There's No Heaven

"We now elect presidents who launch wars after discussing the matter directly with ‘God' but not Congress."

432 babies sick from contaminated Chinese milk product

In this photo released by China's Xihua News Agency, two babies with kidney stones receive medical treatment under the care of their fathers at a military hospital in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. So far this year, Gansu Provincial Health Department has seen 59 kidney stone cases in infants, and at least one baby died as a result of kidney stones. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhu Guoliang)

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday that the dairy, Sanlu Group Col, was ordered to stop production as the number of sick babies rose to 432.

ABC website tells kids when they should die

AN ABC website has been accused of portraying farmers and forestry workers as evil and telling kids how much carbon they can produce before they die.

"Muslim Massacre" game causes uproar

A VIDEO game made by an Australian man that encourages players to massacre Muslim people has caused international outrage. Muslim Massacre is promoted as taking place after the US "declares war" on the religion of Islam and encourages players to wipe out followers.

The guy who developed this game would no doubt be in prison now if the game was named Jew Massacre...

Rampant abuse includes 'sex club' for six year olds

Meanwhile, on the Sunshine Coast, a gang of nine-year-old boys has been accused of "grooming" children as young as five to engage in sex acts. Investigators were told victims were rewarded with lollies.

At Least 15 Killed as Commuter and Freight Trains Collide in Los Angeles

Firefighters worked to rescue victims of a collision between a commuter train and a freight train in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

A freight train collided with a rush-hour commuter train in Los Angeles on Friday evening, killing at least 15 people and injuring scores of others, many of them critically. The crash was potentially the deadliest accident in the history of the Southern California commuter trains.

Devastating Ike roars ashore in Galveston, Texas

Fire destroys homes along the beach on Galveston Island, Texas as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A massive Hurricane Ike ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts as residents who decided too late they should have heeded calls to evacuate made futile calls for rescue.

Friday, September 12, 2008

N.Y. football teams forced to end talks with company with Nazi ties

Allianz sought to defuse the criticism by pointing to the millions of dollars in restitution payments it has made to Holocaust survivors. The company says it has sought to redress the crimes it committed during the rule of the Third Reich, and the owners of the Jets and Giants reportedly vetted the firm and came away satisfied with its sincerity in making amends.

Give it up Allianz - it doesn't matter. No matter what you do, it will never be enough for these people. Those who would perpetrate murder and ethnic cleansing of more than 1.4 million Palestinian souls in Gaza would also be so bold as to raise such an outcry against a company that nearly 70 years ago had ties to the Nazis - only "God's choosen people" could be so disgustingly arrogant...

Russia's Medvedev: Armed action on Iran unacceptable

A military solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions is unacceptable and there is no need at the moment for new sanctions, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

In other words, back the FU*K off!

Sarah Palin defends efforts to get federal earmarks for Alaska

Sarah Palin said today that as Alaska's governor, she has drastically reduced the number of earmarks the her state has requested. But she defended her efforts to secure federal money for state projects.

Earmarks? What earmarks?? I didn't request earmarks, I requested federal dollars to fund special projects...

At least 6 Dead in Train Collision in Suburban Los Angeles

Rescue workers at the site of a collision between a commuter train and a passenger train in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley in southern California.

A freight train collided with a rush-hour commuter train in Los Angeles on Friday evening, killing at least six people and injuring 30 others, many of them critically. The crash was potentially one of the worst in recent history in Southern California.


Palin confused on Social Security, other issues

Sarah Palin, talking about domestic policy with ABC's Charles Gibson in his second day of exclusive access on Friday, seemed confused about entitlement programs -- and unaware that Congress has little say in significantly reducing the costs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

No tele-prompters...

"The View" Couch Not So Cozy for McCain

John McCain appeared on “The View.” (Photo: Steve Fenn/Reuters, via ABC)

A visit to “The View” is becoming a rite of passage for candidates as they try to shore up their appeal among women (Mr. McCain also taped a segment today for the Rachael Ray show.)

Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll

An overwhelming advantage in experience and lopsided support from working-class and suburban whites have lifted Republican John McCain to a slender lead over Barack Obama less than two months from Election Day, a poll on the presidential race said Friday.

The Blacks support Obama and the Whites support McCain - isn't it amazing how in America, when rubber hits the road, it always come down to race?

Ahmadinejad to break Ramadhan fast with US religious groups - ADL pissed

Five American religious organizations said they plan to host a dinner to break the Ramadan fast with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to the United States.

Abbas: Peace deal must include right of return for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas doubts that any peace agreement can be reached by the end of 2008, as not one of the six key issues in a final-status arrangement has yet been resolved, but insists that any future deal will have to include the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Sounds like Abbas has given up on the "two state" scenario...

Syria and Russia strengthen naval cooperation

Russia announced Friday it was renovating a Syrian port for use by the Russian fleet in what signals an effort for a better foothold in the Mediterranean amid the rift with the United States over Georgia.

Pakistan threatens to pull out of "war on terror" if US attacks continue

Pakistani protesters chant slogans against government as they hold a placard reading 'Pakistan army, you have pleased America a lot, let us please Allah (God) now' at a rally to condemn military operations against militants and Talibans in Pakistan's tribal areas, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

An aide to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued the threat hours after 12 people were killed in the latest in a flurry of suspected U.S. missile strikes into Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt along the border with Afghanistan.

Well, can you blame them??

Thousands of Lehman workers could lose their jobs

Lehman Brothers (LEH, Fortune 500) already announced last week that it was cutting 1,500 jobs in an attempt to right itself. But now, as the troubled investment bank reportedly hunts for a buyer, experts predict many more layoffs ahead. This would add to the the tens of thousands of layoffs that have already occurred this year on Wall Street.

But, but, but the economy is basically sound - this is just an anticipated correction - Senior Busch Administration Saurce

Priest Accused Of Dealing Coke From Church

The 33-year-old was arrested Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Newman Center after investigators found 3 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia while searching his home and office. His bond was set at $50,000.

I have to admit, the guy had a hell of a cover...

Galveston Seawall Under Attack

The storm surge has already reached the Texas coast. A massive surge as high as 20 feet above normal tides will slam the coast with locally higher amounts possible in some of the bays, pushed by hurricane-strength winds. The surge will threaten the seawall on Galveston Island, which is as high as 17 feet.

Ike is on the way and he AIN'T joking...

George Bush isn't in charge, says Vladimir Putin

In a thinly veiled dig at George Bush, Vladimir Putin today suggested that the US President was not in charge of American affairs, saying that it was “the court that makes the king”.

Army: Settlers have crossed red line

A masked settler seen waving an Israeli flag on a rooftop in Hebron. Photo: AP [file]

Late Wednesday night, some 40 activists arrived at an IDF position - manned by reservists - near the settlement of Talmon, just west of Ramallah. The activists attacked the reservists, tried to enter the post and damaged the pipe system that carries water to the base. The reservists tried to fend off the attackers, who called the soldiers "Nazis."

Interesting story about masked Israeli settlers AKA Brooklyn New York transplants attacking and IDF outpost. Also, note the use of the descriptor "activists" - if they were Arabs they would be terrorists.

Texas braces for Hurricane Ike

Onolookers pose for pictures as waves generated by Hurricane Ike crash against the sea wall in Galveston, Texas. The main body of the storm, now rated as Category2 with winds above 100 mph, was expected to hit Galveston late today.

As Hurricane Ike roared through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coastline this morning, authorities issued more urgent warnings to people in low-lying areas along the coast who have not heeded evacuation orders." You don't play with 6- to 20-foot walls of water coming at you," Houston Mayor Pro Tem Adrian Garcia said.

Sweden drops charges against 3 terror suspects

A Swedish prosecutor has decided not to press charges against the three Swedes arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism earlier this year. Prosecutor Ronnie Jacobsson said Friday he could not prove that the men had intended to send money to terrorist organizations.

Another trumped up "terror" charge bites the dust...

Judge swears in all-white jury for O.J. trial

O.J. Simpson arrives at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as jury selection process for his trial continues in Las Vegas, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Simpson faces 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

An all-white jury will judge O.J. Simpson and a co-defendant on kidnapping and robbery charges after defense lawyers lost a contentious courtroom battle to include two African-American women on the panel.

Can they still do that? Well, at least O.J. has a reason to appeal...

Palin backs Israeli right to strike Iran

The US must ensure that Teheran does not obtain weapons of mass destruction and should not second guess an Israeli decision to carry out a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in the US presidential race, said Thursday night in an interview with ABC News that focused almost exclusively on foreign policy issues.

Yea, she's more than just a pretty face alright - she's a frigging lunatic...

Trading UN Blue Beret for Hijab

Wyszomirska wears a blue veil over her UN beret in a bid to break ice with Lebanese villagers.

Trading her UN peacekeeper's beret for hijab during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a Catholic polish soldier is breaking the ice with local villagers in south Lebanon. "Out of respect for the environment I work in, I feel I need to try to integrate myself during Ramadan. And since my contingent is deployed in a Muslim area, I have decided to wear the hijab." Sylvia Monika Wyszomirska told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Friday, September 12.

If only the so-called "teacher" in the below post had shown such sensitivity...

Teacher Used Muslim Student As Terrorist Example

Saleh Choudhary, 13, was used as an example in a lesson on terrorism by his Chicago Public School teacher. CBS

A Chicago teacher is under fire for singling out the only Muslim student in her class while talking about the Middle East. The teacher has now been reassigned to another school. However, the young boy's family is demanding answers.

Teachers like this shouldn't be teaching anyone's kid - what's the debate?? Fire HER!!

Alleging Coup Plot, Chávez Ousts

President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela said Thursday that he was expelling the American ambassador, Patrick Duddy, giving him 72 hours to leave the country. Mr. Chávez took this step after he said his government had discovered an American-supported plot by military officers to topple him.

Alleging Coup Plot??? It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you - Chavez is nobody's fool, he knows what happened to Noriega...

Blair sister-in-law: Gaza world’s largest concentration camp

Booth displays her Gaza-issued passport (Photo: AFP)

Booth asserted that the current siege is not the result of the policies of the Hamas government. "There's been a siege for 20 years already. Palestinians' freedom of movement has been restricted since the 80s. This is an inexcusable outrage on an international level."

Israel has held captive in Gaza the sister-in-law of the former British Prime Minister and not one word of this is in the Western media. Can you imagine the world out-cry if Hamas had committed such outrage?

Israel: Jerusalem not on negotiating table

Diplomatic officials in Jerusalem negated a statement made by the capital's US Consul General Jake Walles asserting that Israel had agreed to cede control over east Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority as part of the current peace talks.

Biden: U.S., Israel Joined at the Hip

America's security is directly tied to Israel's, said U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) last Friday during a stop in Philadelphia. The Democratic candidate for vice president was in the region for various campaign-related events, some dealing with the economy. But, during a break in the proceedings, he spoke in an interview specifically about Israel, Iran and security issues.

Makes you wanna holler - throw up both your hands...

ABC Interview With Sarah Palin

Watch Charles Gibson's exclusive interviews with Gov. Sarah Palin on "Good Morning America" at 7 a.m. ET. See more on "World News" and "20/20," which will broadcast a one-hour special edition at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans."

This is frigging unreal - And, she would America's next Vice President? Ohh, Well...

Palin backs America's "righteous' war"

Charles Gibson talks to Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. PHOTO: Reuters

Republican vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin has vowed she will not "blink" in pursuit of America's "righteous" war in Iraq and insisted she is ready to step in as president if needed.

A "Righteous War," spoken like a true Crusader...

Ford wants to cut another 4,200 jobs

In this June 22, 2007 file photo, Ford Motor Company employee Ralph Gazzillo assembles the 2008 Ford Taurus X at the Chicago Assembly Plant. Ford Motor Co. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 said its previously-disclosed plans to cut one of the two shifts at its Chicago assembly plant will mean eliminating about 600 part-time jobs by early November. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)

The struggling automaker is offering buyout and early retirement packages at manufacturing operations in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana as it continues efforts to trim its factory ranks to match lower demand for its products.

United States leads world in loss due to murder

The U.S. registered an estimated loss of up to $45.1 billion in terms of economic productivity because of violent crimes, said the report by the U.N. Development Program and the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bolivia orders U.S. ambassador expelled

A government office is targeted during a protest in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, where official sites have been sacked and burned. The city is the epicenter of opposition to leftist President Evo Morales.

"The one who conspires against democracy and above all seeks the division of Bolivia is the ambassador of the United States," Morales said during a speech at the presidential palace.

US death in Afghanistan makes 2008 deadliest year

An insurgent attack on a compound in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday killed a U.S. soldier, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

And, its only September...

September 11, 2001: 21 Reasons to Question the Official Story about 9/11

Pakistan premier backs army chief's rebuke to US

Pakistani protesters burn U.S. flag and an effigy of U.S. President George Bush to condemn alleged strikes in Pakistani tribal areas along Afghanistan border, Wednesday, Sept 10, 2008 in Multan, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

"The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country will be defended at all cost and no external force is allowed to conduct operations inside Pakistan," he said in the Wednesday statement.
Oh, Really? How you gonna stop us??? - Senior Busch Administration Saurce

Wall Street suffers as Lehman shares plunge

Financial stocks led Wall Street to a lower open on Thursday amid the continuing fall-out from Lehman Brothers’ difficulties. Shares in the embattled investment bank fell another 41.1 per cent, $4.27 after the bell. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs cut their recommendations on Lehman.

Israel "confiscates" more Palestinian land

Israeli authorities and settlers have seized large plots of land surrounding settlements in the occupied West Bank and are blocking Palestinians from accessing them, an Israeli human rights group said on Thursday.

How can the Palestinians have peace with a people who are absolutely intent on "wiping them off the face of the earth." Yes, I'm referring to the Israel...

Fearing being driven into another war by Israel, US refuses bunker bursting bombs

The security aid package the United States has refused to give Israel for the past few months out of concern that Israel would use it to attack nuclear facilities in Iran included a large number of "bunker-buster" bombs, permission to use an air corridor to Iran, an advanced technological system and refueling planes.

They say a good As* Wiping brings clarity of mind and heart. Could it be that Iraq and Afghanistan have finally brought some clarity to the Bush administration? One can only hope...

9/11 and the Great American Decline

"So, what do you think will happen now?" The question was posed by the taller of two young Israelis, my sole companions in this section of Liberty State Park on the Jersey City side of the Hudson River, the morning of September 11, 2001. "Everything has changed," I replied, unaware that the same phrase was simultaneously forming on the lips of millions around the globe. "Yes, everything has changed," said the Israeli, looking not at all displeased. He turned to resume taking photos of the great smoking space that had been the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and of the huge, low cloud that drifted across New York Bay to Brooklyn.

Israel Warns Russia to Halt Arms Sales to Iran, Syria

In an interview with the Washington Times, Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor warned Russia that selling armaments to Syria and Iran is “destabilizing and dangerous for Israel and for peace in the region”.

Wait, hang on a minute..., did I hear that right? "Israel WARNS Russia" Blahahahhahahahahaahhhhhhhh

Let Them Eat Cake

As American occupations bring suffering – untold and denied, unmeasured so as to be deniable – Washington cannot understand why the occupied do not simply submit. Whether it is cake, or brioche, or the heavy American porridge of bristling state socialism and angry imperialism, the Bush-Obama-McCain answer to heartbroken Afghans and to the world, is "Eat it!"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ron Paul turned down appeal to endorse McCain

Republican Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Texas lawmaker who attracted a devoted following in the GOP primaries, said Wednesday he rejected an appeal to endorse John McCain's presidential bid.

Way-to-Go Ron - Too bad Americans can't recognize a WINNER when they see one...

The Palin effect: white women now deserting Obama, says survey

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

White women voters are deserting the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama because of the sudden emergence on the Republican ticket of Sarah Palin, according to a poll yesterday.

Deserting?? I wonder if white women were ever really with Obama

No consensus on who was behind Sept 11-global poll

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published Wednesday. The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Oil officials given sex, gifts, investigators say

The alleged transgressions involve 13 Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having sexual relationships with — and accepting golf and ski trips and dinners from — oil company employees, according to three reports released Wednesday by the Interior Department's inspector general.

Group: Israel forcibly transfers Palestinians from W. Bank to Gaza

B'Tselem, the Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, argues that thousands of Palestinians may be liable to imminent deportation and that Israel is making them "illegal dwellers in their own houses".

Israel, what a democracy...

Senior police officer Colin Terry wore bin Laden costume

Chief Superintendent Colin Terry partying in Cornwall

A senior police officer who visited the annual 9/11 memorial service in New York two years ago has been castigated for attending a Cornish village fete dressed as Osama bin Laden.

Israeli women fear writing on the wall

A man walks by graffiti that equates fashion with promiscuity on the walls of the Jewish ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv. Ilan Mizrahi / The National

Scrawled across a wall on a busy main street is the statement in Hebrew: “Fashion equals promiscuity”. For women in some Israeli communities, such public sentiments are not simply idle graffiti – they are a warning, and one that is increasingly backed by threats of physical violence...
Reports of women being attacked on the street or in their homes have been steadily rising in the local media. In one widely publicised incident over the summer, a 14-year-old girl from Upper Beitar, a large ultra-Orthodox settlement in the West Bank south of Jerusalem, had acid poured on her face and body in what is believed to have been the work of a modesty patrol. The girl told a paramedic treating her that she had been repeatedly threatened before the attack. According to local media, the girl was wearing loose-fitting trousers at the time of the attack.
What? You mean there are religious extremists in Israel?? America's #1 friend and "only democracy" in the Middle East??? Noooo - say it ain't so! And, why is it that we hear almost on a daily basis all about Saudi Arabia's "Religious Police" but not a word about Israel's "Modesty Patrols?"

Czech govt. agrees terms for U.S. forces at missile radar base

The government of the Czech Republic has approved the treaty that will govern the deployment of U.S. military personnel at the radar station for its missile defense shield, the Czech defense minister said Wednesday.

Okay, Russia - your move...

Russia could target missiles at sites in Central Europe

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces could target some of their intercontinental ballistic missiles at U.S. missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic, the forces' commander said on Wednesday.

That's a good move...

OPEC says to trim excess output and talk to Russia

OPEC on Wednesday deepened its links with major non-OPEC producer Russia and said it was cutting back output by around half a million barrels per day.

Is it me, or does it appear that the US is becoming increasingly isolated from the world stage?

9/11/1 To 9/11/8 - Seven Year Tribulation

The vast majority of Americans and educated people around the world no longer believe the official U.S. Government conspiracy theory of what happened on 9/11. That some 6'6" Arab guy sat in a cave in Afghanistan and ran the whole operation; causing the United States Air Force to stand down and causing the laws of physics to be suspended in the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings. That this same magician was so powerful that he secured thousands of followers for his global terror organization, whose name means "little toilet" in Arabic slang; and is still alive today, having evaded being captured by the strongest nation on earth for seven years.

Filmmaker Urges International Tribunal to Probe 9/11

Italian film-maker Giulietto Chiesa, who was in Berlin for a screening of his documentary which questions the official US version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has called for an international tribunal to probe events.

Seems the official story just don't wash...

'Israel cutting off Gaza from West Bank'

An Israeli human rights group says Israel is trying to separate the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip from those who live in the West Bank.

Catholic, Not Muslim, School Ok: Aussies

"Why is that racist? Why is it discriminatory? It's very simple: people like some things but don't like other things," Sremchevich said. (Google)

The small Australian town of Camden, which had fought fiercely to block the building of an Islamic school, is now giving it's blessings for a Catholic school, drawing an outcry from Muslims. "Catholics are part of our community so we should be supporting it on this basis alone," Emil Sremchevich, president of the Camden/Macarthur Residents' Group, told the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, September 9.

What, me a racist??? Nawwww...

Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?

Is it conceivable that this assumption might be false? Insofar as Americans and Canadians would say "No," they would express their belief that this assumption is not merely an "assumption" but is instead based on strong evidence. When actually examined, however, the proffered evidence turns out to be remarkably weak. I will illustrate this point by means of 16 questions.

Lehman plans asset sales, reports huge 3Q loss

Pedestrians walk pass Lehman Brothers headquarters on Wednesday, June 10, 2008 in New York. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the nation's fourth-largest investment bank whose shares have fallen more than 80 percent this year as investors lost confidence amid mounting losses also said Wednesday it lost $3.9 billion during the third quarter due to wrong-way bets on mortgage securities and other risky assets. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Lehman Brothers said Wednesday it will sell a majority stake in its prized investment management business, slashed its dividend and indicated it may even consider selling the whole company. It reported an almost $4 billion third-quarter loss, boosting its losses so far this year to about $6.5 billion.

Democrats pushing 2nd stimulus, GOP resisting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, as Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., listens at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

With the economy the No. 1 issue just eight weeks from Election Day, majority-party Democrats are trying to push a second stimulus package through Congress to follow the tax rebate checks sent out earlier this year.

The world's verdict will be harsh if the US rejects the man it yearns for

The feeling is familiar. I had it four years ago and four years before that: a sinking feeling in the stomach. It's a kind of physical pessimism which says: "It's happening again. The Democrats are about to lose an election they should win - and it could not matter more."

As Angelo once told Ali - "You're blowing it Kid, You're Blowing It!"

Sudan's famous goat 'wife' dies

Charles Tombe is refusing to comment on the affair

The best-known goat in Sudan has died months after being "married" to a man in the South Sudan capital, Juba, the BBC has learned. Local elders ordered a man found having sex with the goat, later called Rose, to "marry" her last February.
Say, WHAT???

John McCain, Sarah Palin are like lipstick on pig - Obama

Support ... Sarah Palin leads Democratic veteran Joe Biden in polls matching up the VP picks / Reuters

BARACK Obama has dismissed the US presidential campaign of rivals John McCain and Sarah Palin as putting "lipstick on a pig" in his most direct attack on the Republican odd couple aiming to keep him out of the White House.

Elisabeth Fritzl tells of dungeon life

Josef Frtizl's house, where he imprisoned and raped his daughter for 24 years, fathering seven children.

ELISABETH Fritzl has detailed for the first time the horrific conditions she and her children endured while imprisoned by their father in an underground cellar in Austria. The 42-year-old was kept prisoner by Josef Fritzl for 24 years during which time he allegedly repeatedly raped her and forced her to bear him seven children.

I add this only to push a point - the fact that Mr. Josef Fritzl is Jewish is never mentioned - can you imagine the headlines and commentary if he was a Muslim???

U.S. approves $330 million in arms deals for Israel

The U.S. government on Tuesday said it had approved up to $330 million in three separate arms deals for Israel, and sources tracking a much bigger deal for 25 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets said that agreement could be approved later this month.

Iran demands U.N. response to Israeli "threats"

A letter from Iran's U.N. Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described comments by two Israeli ministers as "vicious threats ... in blatant violation of the most fundamental principles of international law."

U.S. Military Keeping Secrets About Female Soldiers’ ‘Suicides’?

According to the Department of Defense, 41 of the 99 U.S. military women who have been killed in Iraq died in “noncombat-related incidents.” Of the 99 U.S. military women killed in the Iraq theater, 41 were women of color (21 African-Americans, 16 Latinas, three of Asian-Pacific descent and one Native American—data compiled from the Web site

U.S. artist "made to dance" by Israeli security

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Abdur-Rahim Jackson is seen at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. A performer with the renowned Alvin Ailey dance troupe was ordered to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to convince them of his identity, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday. Abdur-Rahim Jackson was singled out from other members of the black American dance ensemble when they arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Sunday night at the start of a six-nation international tour, said publicist Shauli Baskin. (AP Photo/Moti Milrod)

The group said airport officials had provided no explanation about the treatment of Abdur-Rahim Jackson, who has a Muslim father but is engaged to a fellow dancer who is Jewish with a large family in Israel.

There are times when the actions of Israel leave me with a loss for words - this is one of those times. But, I do have a question - is Palestine, by chance, listed among the six nations in which they will perform?

Successful test for Europe's Big Bang collider

The world's biggest physics experiment has succeeded in its first major test as a beam of protons was successfully fired all the way around a 17-mile tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border.

Ron Paul: Reject the major parties, go for a third

"The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two party system," Paul said in prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. "This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates."

I agree - I don't see a dimes worth of difference between the two major parties...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

World wants Obama as president: poll

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll said.

I don't want to be a spoil-sport here, but I wonder what the world knows that I don't. Really, I can't see a dimes worth of real difference between the two presidential candidates - they'll both controlled by Zionists and the Israeli Lobby. Clearly, McCain and Obama's "fight against lobbyists" don't include AIPAC...

Report: Palin tapped travel allowance at home

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, left, accompanied by his vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, and her husband Todd Palin, responds to the crowd, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

An analysis of travel statements filed by the governor, now John McCain's Republican running mate, shows she claimed the per diem allowance on 312 occasions when she was home in Wasilla and that she billed taxpayers $43,490 for travel by her husband and children.