Saturday, September 27, 2008
The car bomb, which Syrian public television said contained about 200kg of explosives, detonated in a southern suburb of the capital at about 8am [0500 GMT] on Saturday.
All of the victims are believed to be civilians.
The blast occurred at an intersection leading to Saydah Zeinab, a holy shrine for Shia Muslims that is visited by Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims.
The site is close to a security post in the Sidi Qada district near the airport road, Abdul Hameed Tawfiq, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Damascus reported.
The area is a heavily populated area of Damascus, he said.
My bet is that this is a CIA/Mossad False flag that will get blamed on Iran or the same outfit that claimed responsibility for the Marriot bombing either to try and drive a wedge between Syria and Iran and also to warn Syria about not entering Lebanon with their 10,000 troops they have alongside the Lebanese border
Kill 2 birds with one stone !!!
The warning, following the release of grim industry figures yesterday, will dredge up memories of the last electricity crisis in 1974.
Then, households had to manage with candles, factories were put on short-time and TV broadcasts ended at 10.30pm.
The figures from the National Grid suggest that the country could be crippled by energy shortages when the colder weather bites because there is so little spare capacity.
The loss of only one of our 38 biggest power stations at times of high demand could lead to breaks in supply, bringing factories to a halt and leaving many homes in darkness.
'We should be very worried - this is reaching national crisis proportions but the response is piecemeal and inadequate,' said the industry watchdog
So then we sell all our nuclear power generating capacity to the French EDF, so when winter strikes and the french havent got enough spare capacity they will then take ours!
A great deal for Britain !
The shipping paper Lloyds List first reported the supposed government handwringing in an analysis piece on the recent surge in piracy off the lawless Somali coast. Much of the world's trade passes close by Somalia, constrained by the Bab-el-Mandeb straits at the southern end of the Red Sea. The area has long been a hotspot of maritime crime, but in recent months activity has surged to unprecendented heights - with ships and entire crews being seized and held to ransom in the notorious pirate port of Eyl.
Other navies such as the French have recently mounted aggressive raids against the pirates, and even Russia has now ordered a naval taskforce to the region. But British warships patrolling the Red and Arabian seas have so far failed to get stuck in.
According to Lloyds List:
British Foreign Office officials are understood to have advised the Royal Navy not to confront or arrest pirates in the region for fear of transgressing human rights legislation or encouraging their seeking asylum once taken to the UK.
The possibility of piratical sea-scum being clapped in irons and returned to Blighty, there to roast swans in rent-free council flats rather than dancing a final hornpipe on the end of a rope at Execution Dock, has led to a predictable outburst of tubthumping.
The Navy has issued a boilerplate denial that it is soft on piracy, saying that "Royal Navy commanding officers take decisive action to aid ships under attack in international waters, including the use of force or detention if necessary"
The following is from his visit to Alex Jones’ radio show. Note: All honor to Stanley Hilton for risking his life so that we may know the truth of 9/11.
David Cameron was shocked when he resigned to draw attention to civil liberties, but Mr Davis insists he has no regrets.
Many in the Conservatives hoped that Mr Davis would become an influential figure on the backbenches who could speak up for the right-wing of the party on matters such as tax and education. He looks set not to disappoint.
Last week, in one of his first major interviews since being re-elected to Parliament, Mr Davis revealed that he has been hard at work over the summer considering some of the major issues threatening Britain and politicians.
Well he certainly hasn't been doing anything about the constant attack on civil liberties or the Big Brother State he was so vehemently and falsley against back in June. Since then we havent heard a peep out of him and there is nothing in this article to show it was anything but a headline grabbing scam!
Sounding his siren and flashing his blue lights, the officer reached speeds of up to 100mph after being granted permission to leave his police station to hand over the card.
He then treated a relative to a high-speed 'black run' tour of the local area - again with blaring siren and emergency lights.
After dropping the relative back at their home, the officer sped back to his police station.
It was then, while doing nearly twice the speed limit with his blue lights flashing, that he ran over and killed married mother-of-three Sandy Simpson, 61.
Ministers are considering a dramatic plan to merge it with Northern Rock to create a publicly-owned ‘superbank’.
Sources stressed that depositors’ cash would be guaranteed by the Government. The desperate rescue scheme emerged at the end of another tumultuous week in the global financial crisis.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Democrats at a closed-door meeting Friday evening the provision would be a deal-breaker for Republicans who she has said must deliver substantial votes for the rescue plan. That's according to several lawmakers who attended the session.
But evolution has a habit of springing surprises. Waiting at my destination is a man who would put an end to mechanised travel. Roger Shawyer has developed an engine with no moving parts that he believes can replace rockets and make trains, planes and automobiles obsolete. "The end of wings and wheels" is how he puts it.
Is this Wall Street Bailout the Last Straw for You?
Well we have a chance to do something about it this November, on Election Day. The people of Pennsylvania showed us the way.
Last year, Pennsylvania residents learned that their legislature--Republicans and Democrats--had connived in the middle of the night to give themselves a raise in violation of the state constitution, which said raises could only be given to the next cycle of elected officials, not to those who were voting. They got around this by declaring the increases "undocumented expense reimbursements.
"The citizenry rose up and in a leaderless grassroots campaign, they swept out off office many long-time members of the legislature who had voted for the measure, as well as a judge who backed the action (the state's judges get whatever the legislators get)!If Pennsylvania voters can do this, so can the rest of America.
It was part of a trillion-dollar stop-gap measure to keep programs running through next March, allowing lawmakers to skip town without passing a final budget. The Associated Press reports, "The legislation came together in a remarkably secret process that concentrated decision-making power in the hands of a few lawmakers."
In keeping with the tradition of recent years, Bush held a gun to his own head and threatened to pull the trigger if his demands weren't met. According to the AP, "To earn President Bush's signature rather than a veto, House and Senate negotiators dropped several provisions he opposed. They include a ban on private interrogators in U.S. military detention facilities and what would have amounted to congressional veto power over a security pact with Iraq."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Britons should be subjected to random carbon spotchecks and intensive surveillance of their diets, transport and waste disposal habits, says the Government's architecture and design quango in a new report today.
The word "monitoring" occurs 19 times in the 32-page publication by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). If the proposals in the report What Makes An Eco Town?are implemented few aspects of life will go unrecorded.
CABE says the strict monitoring is needed to ensure the carbon footprint of the eco-town dwellers remains at one-third of the British average, which is the requirement for what's called "one-planet living", the quango says.
Examples of monitoring include "the ecological footprint of the diet of 100 randomly selected residents", and the number of shops selling local produce. Waste disposal and transportion habits will also be scrutinized.
The Carbon Cult also wants to choose what you food you eat, and will carefully pre-select only the most righteous retailers. Veggies will be pleased to read that the report recommends "actively seeking retailers on site who will commit to supporting residents in reducing the ecological footprint of their food consumption, in particular providing a wide variety of healthy, low meat and dairy options."
One statistic that won't be recorded is the mortality rate from suicide caused by living in such a grimly regimented and obsessively monitored environment. Or maybe that's the plan. The Government proposes 15 such towns to be built for over 100,000 citizens.
As we have already reported, other eco-town restrictions include a 15mph speed limit for vehicles , and toilets that don't flush.
Residents would also be "fined" for leaving the eco-town.
You can download the report from here - and it's well worth a read. It has the zeal of a Maoist revolutionary order, as written by the most anally-retentive bureaucrat who ever lived.
A Council on Foreign Relations member and former policy planner under prominent Bilderberger Henry Kissinger has penned a piece in the Financial Times of London calling for a “new global monetary authority” that would have the power to monitor all national financial authorities and all large global financial companies.
“Even if the US’s massive financial rescue operation succeeds, it should be followed by something even more far-reaching – the establishment of a Global Monetary Authority to oversee markets that have become borderless.” writes Jeffrey Garten, also a former managing director of Lehman Brothers.
The Americans are determined to establish at least two nuclear sites in Imam Ali Base - Nasriyah and Al-Bakir - west Iraq, contain long-and-medium range missiles which are probably will target Russia and regional countries.
Even news junkies had a hard time keeping up with a flurry of events on September 25 on Wall Street, Washington and the presidential campaigns. Here's a round-up of what happened:
The hope is that tourists, and travellers returning from holidays, will be able to banish dark thoughts of a delayed flight, poor weather, and global financial meltdown if confronted with a free cup of English Breakfast tea and a plate of Jammie Dodgers.
The man behind the idea is Mark Price, the managing director of Waitrose, who is fondly referred to as the "chubby grocer" within the retail industry.
He has persuaded airports operator BAA to run a week-long trial in November at Terminal 5, offering 5,000 cups a day to travellers in the arrivals hall. Visit Britain – the tourism agency – has agreed to back his campaign, which could see all airports across the UK offering the traditional British mix of milky tea and quirky biscuits in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
Well that makes losing your home, not being able to feed your family, losing all your savings worthwhile, knowing that somewhere at an airport near you some weary traveller is getting a cup of waitroses finest tea and a Jammy Dodger!!!
I've been losing sleep for days worrying about weary travellers having nothing to quench their thirst on arrival in the UK.
'Ugly' scenes at scout jamboree as parents are charged £10 health and safety fee to pick up their children
Furious parents ended up in a heated row with organisers of the Annual Devon Scout Camp over the fee, which was to cover costs for monitoring cars coming and going at the Woodlands Leisure Park.
They had dropped their children at the jamboree last Friday but were told they had to pay the £10 health and safety charge at the gates when they returned on Sunday to pick them up.
What utter crap! Health and safety my ass , just another way of using the law to scam the masses!!!
I have said it many times: America is 300,000,000 million opinions and not a single cohesive plan in sight. I often think that America has the exact leadership it deserves. The electorate is just as guilty as the con artists in DC because Americans just keep electing and re-electing Mr. Shithead and Ms Shitforbrains over and over again. It is almost like Americans like to band together at the coffee roundtables and stitch-n-bitch sessions to discuss the folly of their decisions without admitting that they really screwed up big time.
Americans have an absolutely terminal disease of electing morons, liars and thieves...and then cannot understand what went wrong. Maybe they do understand their folly but are too proud to admit it.
Money does cost something especially when it is created out of thin air by the Zionist Jews who own & run the Federal Reserve Bank. A simple book-entry is all that is needed when the Fed provides George Bush with an interest-bearing loan to pay for his wars. But it costs the tax payers’ hard earned dollars to pay off the debt PLUS the interest on the Fed’s created money.
The Rothschilds, who are Zionist Jews, are the principal owners of the Federal Reserve Bank. The Rothschild trick is that there is no real money in the system, no goods that they provide, only debts with compounded interest - chargeable to the ‘dumb goyim’ US taxpayers.
Judges will get the power to order the procedure under a law being rushed through the country's parliament next month in the wake of an incest case that has horrified the nation.
The 45-year-old man accused in that case has been dubbed the Polish Josef Fritzl - after the Austrian who locked up his daughter for 20 years and fathered a family with her.
The legislation will make chemical castration a ' necessary medical procedure' if a sex criminal is thought to pose a risk to others.
It will allow offenders to be held down while drugs that take away their sexual urges are administered.
European civil liberties groups have condemned the move, saying it violates fundamental human rights.
But Polish prime minister Donald Tusk soared in popularity in the opinion polls after he announced the proposal.
He said: 'I don't think you can call such individuals - such creatures - human beings.
'Therefore, I don't think you can talk about human rights in such a case.'
Council officer threw himself off 100ft bridge after becoming depressed with authority's 'immoral' decisions
Tormented Julian Grail, 56, plunged to his death after telling his headmistress wife Joanne he could not cope with being 'party to actions that were morally wrong' at Plymouth City Council.
Father-of-two Grail was a performance and planning officer in the council's chief executive's office after previously working in the social services department for more than 20 years.
But this year Julian, who spent many hours doing voluntary youth and community work, began to tell friends and family of his 'grave concerns' about the way the council spent money.
Plymouth City Council, The home of Common Purpose !
Britain's first identity card in more than half a century was unveiled yesterday - and turned out to be covered in EU symbols to satisfy Brussels.
The plastic card, which will be issued to foreign citizens in Britain starting in November, marks the first stage in the Government's ambitious scheme to issue biometric ID cards to all UK residents at a cost of billions of pounds.
But serious questions remain over whether the system will work or bring any practical benefits, and doubts were underlined yesterday as the Conservatives pledged to scrap the entire venture if they win the next General Election.
Foreigners issued with the cards will not have to show them to get a job or use services such as the NHS and schools, and it remains unclear if or when public services or private firms will install computerised scanners to make use of the costly biometric technology.
The card revealed by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith yesterday features a picture of a bull above EU- style golden stars, while the coloured background is made up of hundreds of tiny letters spelling 'EU'. The bull is a European Union symbol drawn from Greek mythology.
Last night the Home Office admitted that British ID cards had to follow a common design as set out in a Brussels directive to ensure that every card issued by EU states looks similar.
Each card, which will cost £30, carries unique biometric data in the form of a photograph and the individual's fingerprints stored digitally.
Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said they had reached "fundamental agreement" on the principles of a deal.
But he later added that it could take beyond Friday's target to finish work.
US President George W Bush is meeting presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to discuss the bail-out.
Republicans and Democrats have been worried about who will fund the plan.
Mr Bush has said he hoped there would be agreement on a rescue deal "very shortly".
Now, I’m not a paranoid person, and I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, but the thought of ex-CIA agents taking over fundamentalist congregations seems too weird.
A military spokesman told the BBC that the drone was recovered on Tuesday in the South Waziristan tribal area and the wreckage was being examined.
The spokesman said the crash appeared to have been due to a malfunction.
The US military has confirmed a drone crashed but said it occurred in eastern Afghanistan due to engine failure.
US Army Captain Christian Patterson told the Reuters news agency that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was being operated by US armed forces when it crashed.
"It was recovered immediately after it went down," he said. "It wasn't close to the border."
Thursday, September 25, 2008
As Forbes writes:
In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday.
“We just wanted to choose a really large number.”
George Washington's Blog
To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.
Read more and Call your Congressman
When one of the bad guys opens his apartment door, a tiny robo-bug, looking like a garage door opener with wings, sneaks in to spy. In another scene, a bug—the Air Force calls them Micro Air Vehicles, or MAVs—creeps into a sniper's roost and delivers a deadly shot to the back of his head.
It might sound far-fetched. But top Air Force officials believe that MAVs could be a significant part of the Defense Department's arsenal in the not-so-distant future.
Civilian researchers and airmen at the Air Force Research Laboratory, based at this installation just outside Dayton, have set a 2015 deadline to roll out the first generation of MAVs. This first group, they hope, will be the size of birds and able to operate several days without recharging.
Watch the video here...
Harold Lemaire died last week and his family wanted the service to be held this Saturday to make it easier for far-flung relatives to attend.
But their plans were scuppered after the council said only Muslim and Jewish funerals are allowed on weekends and bank holidays.
Then imagine that, both during and after being treated with appalling brutality by US forces, you are given no opportunity to establish whether you are an innocent man seized by mistake, a soldier, or the victim of bounty hunters, and you are, instead, flown halfway around the world to an experimental offshore prison, where you are interrogated about your connections to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
At no point are you offered the protection of the Geneva Conventions (to which your captors are a signatory), which were designed to prevent the "humiliating and degrading treatment" of prisoners seized during wartime, and also to prevent their interrogation (prisoners may be questioned, but any form of "physical or mental coercion" is prohibited). Moreover, if you struggle to answer the questions put to you -- perhaps because you know nothing about al-Qaeda or Osama bin Laden -- you are not only interrogated relentlessly, you are also subjected to an array of "enhanced interrogation techniques," which contravene the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to which your captors are also a signatory.
The European Commission wants all new passenger cars and vans to have lights that stay on while the engine is running.
It is estimated that this will increase fuel consumption by around 5 per cent.
The directive, which is being sent to the European Parliament for final approval, would come into force in February 2011.
Truck and bus manufacturers would have an extra 18 months to meet the new specifications.
Timothy Kirkhope, Tory transport spokesman in the European Parliament, said daylight running could make roads more dangerous.
'If all cars have lights on, there is a concern that drivers start looking out for lights, rather than pedestrians or cyclists,' he said.
'At a time when we are pushing for reductions in the use of fuel and resultant emissions, we must be certain we are not causing extra carbon emissions without an additional benefit.'
Britain has opposed the measure but is unable to block it because a majority of other EU nations were in favour and transport issues are not subject to veto.
The great nuclear sell-out: Our only atomic power giant falls into foreign hands - and you'll pay the price
By buying British Energy, EDF - which is 80 per cent owned by the French government - will take control of the UK's eight nuclear power plants and build at least four super-size reactors.
The deal gives EDF enormous power in setting future prices because it will supply some 30 per cent of the country's electricity.
The purchase of British Energy means yet another large UK company will fall into foreign hands.
Four of Britain's 'big six' energy suppliers are controlled by hugely wealthy and powerful overseas utility giants.
There have been suggestions that they are quick to impose price rises on British consumers while protecting those in their home countries.
'NEWS Corporation chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch says the bailout of troubled US banks has to happen.Mr Murdoch, speaking on the way to a meeting with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in New York, said he didn't like the $US700 billion ($830.47 billion) rescue package on principle."We'll see if they can get this thing through this week and hurry up about it," he told ABC Radio about political machinations in the US Congress.Tensions have mounted over the rescue package, as lawmakers stiffened their opposition to the US Treasury plan."I think we'll be OK but we are in for a hard time," Mr Murdoch said."I personally think it (the bailout) has to happen. There's no alternative.'
Imagine the outcry that would be heard ringing throughut the states if this was an Anti Jewish DVD
"The authorities want to ascertain if it was a routine exercise or part of some special mission that does not have the approval of the government of Pakistan," The News said.'
You know, something like blowing up a hotel and the expected leader of Pakistan and blaming it on Iranian Terrorists....
Rep. La Bruzzo of Metairie has a rather chilling proposal: government-sponsored sterilization:
Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.
"We're on a train headed to the future and there's a bridge out," LaBruzzo said of what he suspects are dangerous demographic trends. "And nobody wants to talk about it."
LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. He said he is gathering statistics now.
Of course the majority of those that Labruzzo wants to see sterilized are poor and black. The natural reaction from some will be the usual comparisons of Republicans to Nazi Fascists. Nice try.
The decision by the North is a serious setback both for the Bush administration and an international agreement aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program. It seemed to be a provocative signal to the United States and the other governments involved in the diplomacy that the North would no longer honor a hard-won agreement to dismantle the site in exchange for diplomatic incentives and aid.
N. Korea spent months waiting for the USA to take the country off it's terror watchlist which was part of the deal for shutting down the reactor and its processing facilities. As usual the US government renaged on it so what do they expect!!
His answer lies in a humble steel shipping container, 40 feet long, 8 feet wide, 8 1/2 feet tall.
McCarthy, 30, and three partners, Pablo Nava, 22; Kyle Annen, 23; and Mackenzie Bishop, 22, have made a prototype out of a standard shipping container that hauls goods worldwide - a 320-square-foot home with a kitchen, bath with toilet, sleeping areas, windows and a bright blue door. The exterior is painted with a white epoxy coating that has light-reflecting properties to prevent the sun's heat from penetrating.
Each small house includes hookups for air conditioning, ventilation, electrical and water systems - and the units ideally could be set up in small communities to make accessing utilities more efficient.
It is hoped the newly-developed technique will speed up the search for effective drugs to tackle conditions of the nervous system. Human genes related to the diseases are transferred into fruit flies, which are given various substances to find out if they have any effect. The jellyfish DNA is used to make part of the brain flash different colours: a blue light changes to green if the drug has an effect.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Channel 10 TV reported that fighter jets accompanied the plane from Paris to Tel Aviv, where it landed without incident.
Media reports said Israeli security was inspecting the plane from El Al Israel Airlines.
It was not known how credible the threat was. Channel 2 TV reported that the plane was a Boeing 767.
Israeli police and military had no immediate comment.
But you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be soon laid at Iran's door !!!
Just wait and see.
The chair of the British Medical Association, Dr. Hamish Meldrum, blasted the plan as "morally and ethically dubious."
The illuminati do like words like "herd" don't they?
Sir Sandy Macara, Freemason and Ex health chief wants parents right to health services for their children and child benefit stopped if they don't have them vaccinated.
Blackmail is a criminal act isn't it?
Mary Creagh, Chairperson of the Labour Movement For Europe who hasn't got the courage of her convictions when it comes to The European Union as she declined to comment or take any part in a local referendum of 7,000 of her constituants on The Lisbon Treaty !
And she wants access to education stopped for non vaccinated children!
Wake up !!!
US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson has confirmed for the first time that he has talked with a number of central banks around the world on the subject in order to persuade other countries to follow America's proposed $700bn (£377bn) bail-out fund.
Mr Paulson and his officials are believed to have contacted the Bank of England and HM Treasury in this regard, but the British government so far seems reluctant to do so.
In his speech to the Labour conference, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would be discussing the ongoing financial crisis with world leaders during a trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this week, but made no reference of any plans to help British banks.
A City analyst estimated a UK version of the US bail-out fund would need to be approximately £20bn in size to rescue 75pc of the UK's outstanding non-prime mortgages.
One of the reasons the British government may be reluctant to get involved is because foreign banks with large American operations – such as Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland – will be eligible for the scheme.
The Daily Telegraph
Go and see your M.P NOW! Tell Him NO WAY!!! Write, email, fax but preferably go and see him. Do It Now Before This Goes Any Further !
The extra brigade combat teams — or battlegroups — deployed to Iraq by Petraeus have already withdrawn and a further 8,000 troops have been diverted to Afghanistan.
In January, the next president of the United States will conclude America’s timetable for withdrawal in final negotiations with the Iraqi government.
Further evidence of America’s future military intentions is contained in recently published strategy documents issued by the US military.
Well, actually, the White House has admitted that they drew up the bail out plan months ago:
[White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony] Fratto insisted that the plan was not slapped together and had been drawn up as a contingency over previous months and weeks by administration officials. He acknowledged lawmakers were getting only days to peruse it, but he said this should be enough
.But the government did nothing real to prevent the financial meltdown. Instead, it let the meltdown happen, and now is trying to ram through terrible and counter-productive legislation drafted previously by using fear tactics.
Does this sound familiar? It should.
George Washington's Blog
The review was triggered by ministers’ concerns that incidents where council staff were found putting microchips into residents’ dustbins and tailing parents to school had eroded public support for the entire enforcement system.
Two-thirds of councils have taken up the snooping powers open to them under the Regulation of Investigative Powers Act since its introduction in 2000.
Ministers believe that while surveillance including covert cameras is sometimes necessary to detect offences such as fraud, it must only be used as a last resort and in the most serious cases.
They plan to issue guidance and set strict new limits to ensure that in future the RIPA powers are not used to tackle minor infringements or the law or local regulations.
John Healey, Local Government Minster, said: “My main concern is to tighten up the operation of the system so it can command the public confidence that is needed.
“Councils do need these powers, but they need to use them only when it is necessary and proportionate, and only if the information can not be found another way. They should not be used lightly, because their use is a serious business.”
A number of councils have been accused of snooping since the introduction of Ripa, often for putting microchips in rubbish bins to discover if items had been thrown away which should have been put out to be recycled.
Bill White seeks to create a situation that the Congress, court system, and Zio-American entity need in order to force through legislation designed to do one thing, shut down dissent. ZOG needs to do something and quickly, the economy is reeling and International Jewry expects a backlash, thus they need to figure out a way to introduce and pass legislation that will shut up bloggers like me.
Kelly dismissed suggestions she was trying to destabilise the prime minister, insisting Jesus had ordered her to strap it on as often and as tightly as possible.
She said last night: "It's very difficult to concentrate on the restructuring of Network Rail when the love of Jesus is really digging into your thigh.
"There have been times during cabinet when the prime minister asked if I was alright and I just bit my lip and let out a tiny little squeak.
"But once you've experienced the eye-watering ecstasy of Jesus-based thigh gouging you just want it all the time.
"Sociologist Dr Wayne Hayes said: "Being a member of Opus Dei is demanding. You're either thwarting art historians and topping nuns or generally buggering about in the Louvre.
"There's also the spikey chain thing, the self-flagellation and the branding of each other's buttocks with a red hot poker."
He added: "And of course there's the constant, demented opposition to medical research that could lead to cures for cancer, MS and Parkinson's Disease. It's a busy day."
The Daily Mash
You have to understand how things work in a closing society in order to understand "Palin Power." A gang or cabal seizes power, usually with an affable, weak figurehead at the fore. Then they will hold elections -- but they will make sure that the election will be corrupted and that the next affable, weak figurehead is entirely in their control. Remember, Russia has Presidents; Russia holds elections. Dictators and gangs of thugs all over the world hold elections. It means nothing. When a cabal has seized power you can have elections and even presidents, but you don't have freedom.
I realized early on with horror what I was seeing in Governor Palin: the continuation of the Rove-Cheney cabal, but this time without restraints. I heard her echo Bush 2000 soundbites ("the heart of America is on display") and realized Bush's speechwriters were writing her -- not McCain's -- speeches. I heard her tell George Bush's lies -- not McCain's -- to the American people, linking 9/11 to Iraq. I heard her make fun of Barack Obama for wanting to prevent the torture of prisoners -- this is Rove-Cheney's enthusiastic S and M, not McCain's, who, though he shamefully colluded in the 2006 Military Tribunals Act, is also a former prisoner of war and wrote an eloquent Newsweek piece in 2005 opposing torture. I saw that she was even styled by the same skillful stylist (neutral lipstick, matte makeup, dark colors) who turned Katharine Harris from a mall rat into a stateswoman and who styles all the women in the Bush orbit -- but who does not bother to style Cindy McCain.
Then I saw and heard more. Palin is embracing lawlessness in defying Alaskan Legislature subpoenas -- this is what Rove-Cheney, and not McCain, believe in doing. She uses mafia tactics against critics, like the police commissioner who was railroaded for opposing handguns in Alaskan battered women's shelters -- Rove's style, not McCain's. I realized what I was seeing.
Although Damascus insists that its forces are conducting an antismuggling operation, the Lebanese Government is eyeing the moves with unease, believing that the unusual scale of the deployment has more to do with tensions between the two countries over recent sectarian clashes in northern Lebanon.
“People around here are worried. We don’t know why the Syrians have arrived like this,” said Ali, 18, a farmer in the tiny hillside hamlet of Hekr Janin overlooking the border.
Just what are these guys smuggling to take 10,000 troops to deal with??
They are going to have to wait a little longer. On Friday the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) created the wrong sort of big bang — a fault so serious that CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, announced last night that the particle accelerator would have to be shut down until next spring for repairs.
Preliminary investigations into the incident, in which a huge quantity of helium leaked from the LHC’s cooling system, have suggested that it was caused by a faulty electrical connection between two of its superconducting magnets. The fault affected a part of the accelerator that is kept chilled to within 1.9C of absolute zero \, and it will have to be warmed up to room temperature before the problem can be understood fully and resolved.
Very Fishy..... see my previous post on the LHC
Widespread concerns that medication is used too freely to calm hyperactive children have been recognised by two clinical practice watchdogs, which are now advising doctors not to prescribe drugs whenever possible.
Most children with ADHD should instead be offered psychological therapy to improve their behaviour, backed up by training to support their parents and teachers, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) recommend
Pensions 'apartheid' grows: The number of public workers with a gold-plated fund is double that of the private sector
The number of workers in the public sector who enjoy ‘gold-plated’ pensions is nearly double that in the private sector.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics show the situation is getting worse every year.
Pupils could even be assessed on their ‘personal development’ as well as the three Rs.
The Schools Secretary has ordered an inquiry into primary school lessons to consider whether pupils are currently studying too many subjects.
Now the team behind the review has said heads and teachers agree there should be reductions both in the ‘number of subject areas’ and the subject content pupils cover.
Instead they want pupils to study ‘concepts and skills’ that cut across traditional curriculum areas and a stronger focus on personal development, including healthy eating, ‘self-esteem’, sex and relationships, drugs and philosophy.
The Dumbing down of our children continues!!!
Philosophy, drugs and sex education at age 4 and up??
Homeschooling Banned in California as State Turns Parents Into Criminals for Teaching Their Own Children
"California is now on the path to being the only state to deny the vast majority of homeschooling parents their fundamental right to teach their own children at home," said Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The court overturned a lower court's finding that homeschooling did not constitute a violation of child welfare laws.
"California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey said.
John McCain thinks MoveOn's 3.3 million members should "get out of this country" because of a newspaper ad criticizing the war.
Scores of former employees at car parts maker Graziano Transmissioni attacked chief executive Lalit Kishore Chaudhary, 47, when a meeting on Monday to discuss a long-running labour dispute turned violent, police said.
"Twenty-three people are still in hospital," superintendent of police Babu Ram told AFP.
Police said the company sacked more than 100 workers three months ago but arranged the meeting to work out a possible reinstatement deal.
"Only a few people were called inside. About 150 people were waiting outside when they heard someone from inside shout for help. They rushed in and the two sides clashed," Ram said.
Roberts, who spoke on the Thom Hartmann radio program, said: "When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order], there's no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule."
"The American people don't really understand the danger that they face," Roberts said, adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The country experienced its coldest night on record two nights ago — in the spring time.
The adverse weather has shocked and surprised many locals, with forecasters warning that worse conditions could follow.
The snow is part of a continuing pattern of cold snaps across the continent that has also seen unprecedented ice storms in Kenya, resulting in 4 inch deep hail covering the ground.
And i guess when the Thames starts freezing over in summer that will be blamed on Global Warming too !!
In a remarkable reversal of it’s position, the EPA, has ditched six years of effort into persuading the government that perchlorate contamination poses a serious risk to the public and should be regulated.
Perchlorate, has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses, reports AP. The toxic chemical has also been found in lettuce and other foods.
It is used by defense and aerospace contractors in conjunction with the Pentagon in rockets and missiles.
The Army's version would of course be more sophisticated and reliable than the gaming headset. To make the thought helmet a feasible piece of equipment for soldiers, scientists need to combine advances in computing power together with our understanding of the human brain.
.S. military officials have told CNN that commanders are reviewing a classified planning order that could result in troops going to Pakistan for training purposes if Pakistan's government approves.
The announcement comes as Pakistan's government faces what Gates called increased efforts by al Qaeda.
Musharraf and other Pakistani leaders, however, have repeatedly said it is their military -- not that of the United States -- that will fight elements of al Qaeda and the Taliban that are believed to live and train in the mountainous region of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan.
"It's obviously been a subject of ongoing dialogue," Gates said. "Pakistan is a sovereign country; they clearly have the right to decide whether or not forces from another country are going to operate on their soil.
Love that last bit about soverign country. It's never stopped the US neocons before and after that last little reminder at the Marriot, the pressure is on.
In a rare public intervention, the spy author criticised ministers for voting to extend the time limit that terror suspects can be held without charge to 42 days.
His comments come only weeks ahead of a key vote in the House of Lords that could see peers throw out the Government's controversial 42-day proposals.
The writer, who admitted he has a reputation as "an angry old man", said he was furious that the Government had been allowed to get away with a sustained attack on civil liberties.
"Partly, I'm angry that there is so little anger around me at what is being done to our society, supposedly in order to protect it," said the 76-year-old in an interview in Waterstone's magazine.
"We have been taken to war under false pretences, and stripped of our civil rights in an atmosphere of panic. Our lawyers don't take to the streets as they have done in Pakistan.
As a direct result of the European Communities Act pushed through by the Heath government, the vast majority of our laws are no longer made by directly accountable representatives, and Parliament is unable to make its decisions in the light of what is best for this nation. Papers released under the Thirty Years Rule make it clear that the politicians who took us into the “Common Market” were aware that this must be the eventual price of membership, yet did everything in their power, using both subterfuge and large amounts of taxpayers’ money, to keep the electorate in the dark.
The evidence made available in these papers will be presented at Whitley Bay Police Station at 10.30 this morning, Tuesday, 23 September, by a group representing the growing number of UK citizens in the North-East who believe that those responsible for our present loss of independence should answer for their crimes against the nation.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Gillian Swanson said, “This evidence proves that the Heath government conspired with deliberate intent not only to subvert our constitution (the crime at common law of sedition) but to hand this country over to a foreign power (the crime at common law of treason).
“Because of their betrayal, we are now seeing the introduction of an alien constitution, disguised as a treaty; and our traditional freedoms and protections against tyranny are being wiped out, as English common law is brought into line with practices in other member states, or simply over-ruled by EU legislation.
“People are finally waking up to the enormity of the crimes committed by our “representatives”, past and present, and action is being taken by concerned citizens throughout the UK. Treason has already been reported at 23 police stations over recent months; and it will continue to be reported until justice is done.”
A popular women’s magazine in the UK recently featured an article entitled, Young, Single and Sterilized, in which women in their 20’s discussed why they had undergone an operation to prevent them from ever having children. The article is little more than PR for a “women’s charity” called Marie Stopes International, an organization that carries out abortions and sterilizations and was founded by a Nazi eugenicist who advocated compulsory sterilization of non-whites and “those of bad character”.
Last week, with the blessing of Bush and most of the U.S. Congress, the robber banker barons threw gasoline onto a bonfire. The financial Mt. Vesuvius hasn't blown yet, but it will, and what was done last week and most likely through today, will be horrific. America has crossed the Rubicon.
Rage continues to build across this country with good reason. It was building back in October, 2003, when I wrote my column, It's All Over Grab the Muskets. Change comes one city, one town, one county at a time. If you don't try, the bad guys win by default. Great success has come from groups and organizations all over this country on issues like Agenda 21 because all politics are local. We have two levels of government: federal and state. If the states of the Union do not step up to the plate come January and repel the destruction of their sovereignty by the federal machine, they will become nothing more than occupied territories.
The citizens of the states: Your time has come to either step up to the plate or submit to human bondage. I know that millions of caring, decent Americans are trying to fight this leviathan monster out of Washington, DC., but as time has shown, between a completely broken judicial system, rotten career politicians and ignorant, uninformed, disinterested and special interest group voters, we are losing ground. As we continue to see the shredding of the Bill of Rights, Americans are becoming more afraid of the federal government. Take this 13:23 minute video. Watch it. What you see are Americans who have invested time and money into making a short film because they see the real time danger facing this republic by a growing police state under the guise of "for our own good" agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Marianne Mikko, an Estonian centre-left MEP, is concerned that growing numbers of blogs are being used by individuals with "malicious intentions or hidden agendas".
"The blogosphere has so far been a haven of good intentions and relatively honest dealing. However, with blogs becoming commonplace, less principled people will want to use them," she said.
Mrs Mikko has proposed that bloggers should be required to identify themselves and that some popular blogs should come with a declaration of interests.
"We do not need to know the exact identity of bloggers. We need some credentials, a quality mark, a certain disclosure of who is writing and why. We need this to be able to trust and rely on the source," she said.
Chris Heaton Harris, a British Conservative Euro MP, has rejected any moves to "regulate and restrict independent media sources".
"Mrs Mikko obviously does not understand that blogs have become the life blood of a vibrant democracy," he said.
"I hope these proposals are kicked out."
One more nail in the coffin of free speech
In fact, he is such a rare sight that three times in five days he found himself being questioned by police who accused him of stealing crops.
On one occasion, he claimed, four patrol cars turned up at the farm where he rents land to grow maize, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and sweetcorn.
He said yesterday that he had been reported by people 'who are not used to seeing a black man working in a farmer's field'.
Diversity in Action !!!
It will assess life expectancy by area to determine how much income retired customers will receive each year.
Those living in leafier postcodes will receive a smaller annual pension as they would be expected to live longer.
In contrast, pensioners in more deprived postcodes, who would typically have a shorter life expectancy, will receive a larger annual income.
The overall pension pot should, in theory, stay the same as those living in prosperous areas would be expected to receive more annual payouts.
"We are prepared to do what is necessary to avoid - but we will not let haste abandon good judgment in the process," Reid said in a statement on Monday.
"The Bush administration has called on Congress to rubber stamp its bailout legislation without serious debate or efforts to improve it. That will not happen," he added.
No, They will ruber stamp it because it suits their own personal financial interests!