Saturday, April 7, 2012

News Desk: Our Men in Iran? : The New Yorker

News Desk: Our Men in Iran? : The New Yorker: "It was here that the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) conducted training, beginning in 2005, for members of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, a dissident Iranian opposition group known in the West as the M.E.K. The M.E.K. had its beginnings as a Marxist-Islamist student-led group and, in the nineteen-seventies, it was linked to the assassination of six American citizens."

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No-Return: 'US-backed rebels never give up on regime change' - YouTube

No-Return: 'US-backed rebels never give up on regime change' - YouTube: ""

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Friday, April 6, 2012

'US blames Iran for rising fuel prices' - YouTube

'US blames Iran for rising fuel prices' - YouTube

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs: Is there any truth in the allegations that informed circles made substantial profits in the financial markets in connection to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, on the United States?

Victor Bout Must Be Silenced! | Veterans Today

Victor Bout Must Be Silenced! | Veterans Today: Kidnapped and Imprisoned to Silence Him for Dealings With Bush and Israel Over 9/11

Racist John Derbyshire Writes Most Racist Article Possible, Pegged to Trayvon Martin Case

Racist John Derbyshire Writes Most Racist Article Possible, Pegged to Trayvon Martin Case: Derbyshire's "talk" is a bullet-point list of every racist thought he's ever had about how dumb and dangerous black people are. Come, bear witness to the hideous monstrosity that is John Derbyshire's deeply racist mind:

OpEdNews - Article: Hope the Supremes strike down ObamaCare? Get ready for PanemCare

OpEdNews - Article: Hope the Supremes strike down ObamaCare? Get ready for PanemCare: "You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?" Scalia asked during arguments on the constitutionality of the law last week. "Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?"

Iran Bashing, Terrorism and Who Chose The Chosen People, Anyway? - YouTube

Iran Bashing, Terrorism and Who Chose The Chosen People, Anyway? - YouTube

  The Real Face Of Israeli Occupation: Information Clearing House

  The Real Face Of Israeli Occupation : Information Clearing House

Complete Ignorance-- YouTube

AronRa - YouTube

Monsanto threatens legal action over Vermont GMO labeling bill | The Raw Story

Monsanto threatens legal action over Vermont GMO labeling bill | The Raw Story: If lawmakers in Vermont decide to require all genetically modified food be labeled as such, they could be facing a major lawsuit from one of the most hated companies in the world.

10 Unbelievably Sh**ty Things America Does to Homeless People | | AlterNet

10 Unbelievably Sh**ty Things America Does to Homeless People | | AlterNet: For decades, cities all over the country have worked to essentially criminalize homelessness, instituting measures that outlaw holding a sign, sleeping, sitting, lying (or weirdly, telling a lie in Orlando) if you live on the street.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bomb planted at WI Planned Parenthood

Bomb planted at WI Planned Parenthood: Let’s call this what it is: domestic terrorism. Let’s call it what it is: part of a years-long, co-ordinated, national effort to make a legal procedure inaccessible by ensuring that all those who seek and provide it must risk their lives to do so. Let’s call this what it is: totally fucking horrifying and totally fucking unacceptable.

OpEdNews - Article: Two Chameleon's in the Offing

OpEdNews - Article: Two Chameleon's in the Offing: "Then the previous administrations' perpetrators' who initiated illegal war in Afghanistan, lied about WMD and invaded Iraq, authorized torture, have never been held to account and are given a pass, primarily because the same essential practices have continued unabated under Obama."

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OpEdNews - Article: Plot to Kill Venezuelan President Chavez's rival Capriles

OpEdNews - Article: Plot to Kill Venezuelan President Chavez's rival Capriles: "And just a few days ago, Bolivian President Evo Morales directed his police to stop a US Embassy vehicle, driven by Sgt. Garcia of the embassy with chief of U.S. Embassy security Maj. Costas on board. They found on board three shotguns, a 38-caliber revolver, and a load of ammunition, even though the American Embassy had not previously declared their desire to transport arms to the Bolivian government."

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Greatest Country in the World, or Biggest Joke? TN Educators Can Soon Teach Students Total Nonsense | AlterNet

Greatest Country in the World, or Biggest Joke? TN Educators Can Soon Teach Students Total Nonsense | AlterNet: "You can't go around calling this the Greatest Country in the World when we're doing stuff like this. We're becoming the Biggest Joke in the World. Or, Tennessee is, at least."

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Black cop shot 28 times by white cops - and accused of murder — RT

Black cop shot 28 times by white cops - and accused of murder — RT: "After being left for dead, he survived and was then charged with attempted murder of the four white officers who brutalized him," explains Occupy Chicago on the group’s website. The group also argues that the four white officers who opened fire should be prosecuted for attempted murder, as proof exists that they tried to kill Howard Morgan. In the case against the former police officer, however, the prosecution has failed to provide substantial evidence that suggests Morgan opened fire.

TSA agent attacks pilot with cup of hot coffee — RT

TSA agent attacks pilot with cup of hot coffee — RT: El, 30, was arrested this week following reports that she hurled a cup of piping hot coffee at a pilot for American Airlines who had asked the agent to act accordingly after he spotted her screwing around at New York’s JFK Airport.

OpEdNews - Article: East Timor: a Lesson in Why the Poorest Threaten the Powerful

OpEdNews - Article: East Timor: a Lesson in Why the Poorest Threaten the Powerful: For many Timorese, their children malnourished and stunted, the democracy is notional. Years of bloody occupation, backed by Australia, Britain and the US, were followed by a relentless campaign of bullying by the Australian government to maneuver the tiny new nation out of its proper share of the seabed's oil and gas revenue. Having refused to recognize the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and the Law of the Sea, Australia unilaterally changed the maritime boundary.

Media Silence on Alawadi's Death Staggering | Care2 Causes

Media Silence on Alawadi's Death Staggering | Care2 Causes: I strongly believe a large factor in the silence comes from an unsaid bias against people of the Islamic faith. For the last decade, we have fought a war on terrorism aimed at Islamic countries. So-called leaders raised hell at a proposed community center run by an Imam near the site of 9/11. On television, pundits routinely equate Islam with terrorism. Being a Muslim means you must be a terrorist. It was written on the note next to Awaladi’s body and the mainstream media’s lack of outrage says it as well.

OpEdNews - Article: Has Finkelstein turned traitor?

OpEdNews - Article: Has Finkelstein turned traitor?: Regarding Israel's right to exist, he ridiculed Israel's demand that the Palestinians recognize its right to exist and said that Israel's demand to be recognized as a Jewish state had no legal basis. Indeed, he indirectly admitted that Palestinians are entitled to claim that Israel, whether Jewish or secular, has no inherent right to exist though it can claim that it has acquired the right to have its existence accepted. And indeed that is the current position of Hamas and Fatah also. Both deny Israel's right to exist but accept the fact of its existence.

Hedges V. Obama : Chris Hedges Gives Rundown of Day in Court | Common Dreams

Hedges V. Obama : Chris Hedges Gives Rundown of Day in Court | Common Dreams: Last week the case against the National Defense Authorization Act was presented to a judge in New York.

Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Sick, Dying After BP Oil Spill | Environment | AlterNet

Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Sick, Dying After BP Oil Spill | Environment | AlterNet: April 3, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 30, 2012 (ENS) - Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana now are showing signs of severe ill health after coming in contact with oily waters from the BP oil spill nearly two years ago, warn NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state and federal research partners in a study released this week.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Costa Rica Consensus | FPIF

The Costa Rica Consensus | FPIF: To address these questions in the time left to me, I would like to begin with the story of my country. I do this not because I believe other countries will repeat our actions, but because I believe thatour experience can provideconcrete lessons for the international community as it seeks maximum impact with minimum spending. In keeping with the style of the Art of War, let us call them the Three Ideas Whose Time Has Come.

Truth behind 9/11 will annihilate Israel: PRESS TV - 12160

Truth behind 9/11 will annihilate Israel: PRESS TV - 12160: “I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at the Headquarters Marine Corps, and I have made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period,” Alan Sabrosky, writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs, said in a clip appearing on the public video-sharing website You Tube.

US Students Walk Out On Speech Justifying War Crimes Against Palestine

US Students Walk Out On Speech Justifying War Crimes Against Palestine: Several Dozens of US university students have walked out of a speech by two Israeli soldiers who were trying to justify Israel’s siege on Gaza and its atrocities.

Needless to say no mention of this by the corporate news. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

How the Rich Took Over Airport Secuirty | | AlterNet

How the Rich Took Over Airport Secuirty | | AlterNet: That is what makes the policy of Delta Airlines so shockingly un-American. In Austin, Delta had not one but two lines that fed into the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint area. One line was mixed race, mixed class and mixed age. The other line was usually empty. Now and then a white, middle-aged man would appear in the second line and the first line would be halted as he went directly into the TSA checkpoint.

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens

"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas

"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.

"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins

"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan