Sunday, January 31, 2010

'how weed won the west': new doc exposes the drugwar

'how weed won the west': new doc exposes the drugwarfrom infowars: In the follow-up to his ground-breaking documentary ‘American Drug War,’ filmmaker Kevin Booth traces the fight against Federal drug regulation in the State of California. A public majority has spoken and said yes to states rights, allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and opening up a new front in controversial medicinal ‘dispensaries.’ While users herald the freedom of legally-licensed “weed,” powerful forces at the DEA and law enforcement haven’t given up their federal enforcement power yet. Many dispensaries have been raided, targeting their distribution of marijuana and challenging their authority to rise into legitimate business.
(purchase & support the work here)

update1: legalization is a crucial issue for the liberty movement
from kurt nimmo: A casual glance at the so-called war on drugs reminds one of Einstein’s famous quip — insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Arresting and throwing recreational drug users in prison — primarily for possessing and smoking marijuana — will not win the supposed war. It simply creates a class of criminals where none existed before.

obama grows the drug war, with enforcement a clear priority
obama grows the drug war, with enforcement a clear priorityfrom raw story: It was not long ago when President Barack Obama's new drug czar, former Seattle police chief Gil Kerlikowske, swept into Washington, D.C. and declared the "drug war" a public policy relic. The Obama administration, he said, would move toward handling drug addiction as a medical problem, moving away from the brash enforcement tactics that hallmarked prior administrations. "We're not at war with people in this country," Kerlikowske told The Wall Street Journal in May.

However, if the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) budget for fiscal year 2011 is to be believed, Kerlikowske was full of hot air. According to 2011 funding "highlights" released by the ONDCP (193kb PDF), the Obama administration is growing the drug war and tilting its funds heavily toward law enforcement over treatment.

The president's National Drug Control Budget also continues the Bush administration's public relations tactic of obscuring the costs of prosecuting and imprisoning drug offenders. "Enron style accounting," is how drug policy reform advocate Kevin Zeese described it, writing for Alternet in 2002.

corbett report: episode115 - the alternative alternative media

corbett report: episode115 - the alternative alternative mediafrom corbett report: If the establishment media is puppeteering the alternative media, what does that leave us but ourselves? And why would we want to rely on anything else? From online radio to door-to-door newspapers, podcasting and vodcasting, we are becoming the media. Join the alternative revolution this week on The Corbett Report.

download episode115 [55mb mp3]

sunday update:
banker's cabal & guilty crimatologists

previous episode: episode114 - newspeak is doubleplusungood

US drops plan for 9/11 trials in nyc

US drops plan for 9/11 trials in nycfrom nytimes: The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New York officials and business leaders to move the terrorism trial elsewhere.

I think I can acknowledge the obvious,” an administration official said. “We’re considering other options.”

The reversal on whether to try the alleged 9/11 terrorists blocks from the former World Trade Center site seemed to come suddenly this week, after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg abandoned his strong support for the plan and said the cost and disruption would be too great.

But behind the brave face that many New Yorkers had put on for weeks, resistance had been gathering steam.

After a dinner in New York on Dec. 14, Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, pulled aside David Axelrod, President Obama’s closest adviser, to convey an urgent plea: move the 9/11 trial out of Manhattan.

More recently, in a series of presentations to business leaders, local elected officials and community representatives of Chinatown, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly laid out his plan for securing the trial: blanketing a swath of Lower Manhattan with police checkpoints, vehicle searches, rooftop snipers and canine patrols.

They were not received well,” said one city official.

republicans unite to halt trials of alleged 9/11 plotters
from afp: US lawmakers Tuesday unveiled plans to block public funding for US-based trials involving Guantanamo detainees who are accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks. Republican lawmakers Frank Wolf and Lindsey Graham joined forces to introduce legislation which "would explicitly block this dangerous and wasteful trial from any domestic civilian court," Wolf said. They also won support from Democrats Jim Webb and Blanche Lincoln, as well as independent senator Joe Lieberman. If approved, the legislation would stop the Justice Department from using public funds to try the alleged mastermind of the 2001 attacks, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, and his four co-accused, in domestic US courts.

dc air natl guard on 9/11 & the many deaths of osama:
updates to the complete 9/11 timeline

from history commons: After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, dozens of new entries have been published in the 9/11 Timeline over the last few days. The largest chunk of them covers events at the DC Air National Guard, based at Andrews Air Force Base, on the day of the attacks. Initially, officers assumed that the first crash into the WTC was an accident. However, after the second crash, Andrews learned the Secret Service wanted fighters launched. Although the Secret Service then said it didn’t on the phone, pilots started overwriting recent exercise data on their flight disks... There are also several new entries about Osama bin Laden, for whom al-Qaeda offered to arrange a TV interview in October 2001. After the interview had been done, western intelligence naturally managed to come into possession of it before it was broadcast by Al Jazeera. We also have some more about bin Laden’s health. He died of lung problems in December 2001, was buried in an earthquake in 2005, and expired in Iran in 2006, all of which makes his near-death condition in 2007 remarkable.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

faa & norad to control airspace around super bowl 44

faa & norad to control airspace around super bowl 44from avstop: The FAA has established a “Temporary Flight Restriction” (TFR) around Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida for the Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010. NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around the stadium in Miami for game day. “Exercise Amalgam Virgo 10-Miamiwill be held Thursday in the Greater Miami area to allow interagency partners the chance to practice temporary flight restriction violation procedures.

Amalgam Virgo 10.1-Miami” comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol, and CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector. Residents in the area can expect flights to begin around midnight Thursday and continue for about two hours early Friday morning. “This exercise in Miami is an effective way to ensure all interagency partners are prepared for game day,” said Maj. Gen. Garry Dean, CONR commander.

The exercise will test command and control and execution procedures for air defense for the Super Bowl and other like venues throughout the United States.” These exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure CONR’s rapid response capability. CONR has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the commands response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “Defending America’s skies is our number one priority,” General Dean said. “Whether it’s Super Bowl Sunday or any other Sunday, the men and women of CONR are always on alert.”

update1: microsoft giving 'situational awareness' to super bowl 44
from microsoft press pass: The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and Microsoft Corp., with assistance from Analyst International Corporation (AIC) and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), are coordinating intelligence efforts surrounding Super Bowl XLIV by enhanced information sharing and intelligence gathering, made possible through a new fusion center collaboration solution. Leveraging information across multiple jurisdictions at the local, regional and national level, justice and public safety officials responsible for securing Super Bowl XLIV will use Fusion Core Solution to more effectively identify and help prevent threats potentially posed by organized crime, gangs, drug cartels and terrorists.

related: mock terrorism training exercise held in minneapolis &
domestic terror drills & the rehearsal of misfortune

mysterious bush-bush-obama meeting at oval office

mysterious bush-bush-obama meeting at oval officefrom trail blazers blog: President Barack Obama hosted a pair of Bushes this morning in the Oval Office: former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Two weeks ago, Jeb's brother, former President George W. Bush, was at the White House talking about Haiti relief with Obama and ex-President Bill Clinton.

The White House described it as a social call, but feel free to speculate. Jeb Bush's presence was unexpected - the White House hadn't said anything about him being invited. It's all very... bipartisan. The Bushes were at the White House for just over a half-hour, emerging in a driving snow that over the next few hours will blanket the capital with several inches of fluff.

"Good meeting, good meeting," the elder Bush, 85 and walking with a cane, said in response to a question called out by a reporter. Bush the elder hosted Obama at Texas A&M a few months back, at an event celebrating community service/volunteerism and marking the 20th anniversary of his Points of Light project.

Friday, January 29, 2010

media monarchy episode155

media monarchy episode155"standing on the edge of some crazy cliff ... i have to catch everybody if they start to go over" on the 155th episode of media monarchy w/ salinger, zinn & the state of the republic - social, political chaos & a one-term president - emmanuel goldstein, econocrash updates & davos death - newspurge, rarewords & louisiana watergate + all the latest from corbett report, peace revolution, food world order, cyber/space\war, mass music from sloan and so much more...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

'catcher in the rye' novelist jd salinger dies aged 91

'catcher in the rye' novelist jd salinger dies aged 91from wikinews: American novelist J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye, has died of natural causes at the age of 91. His son confirms that he died in his New Hampshire home yesterday. Salinger was born in New York City in 1919.

The author had famously remained a recluse since 1953, shortly after the publication of The Catcher in the Rye, his most famous work. He very rarely entered the public eye after that date, emerging only for infrequent interviews and lawsuits. He never responded to fan mail.

His magnum opus was published in 1951, and tells the story of Holden Caulfield, an alienated, rebellious seventeen year-old and his expulsion from an exclusive prep school, but is now known as one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Featuring on Time's top 150 books of all time, it has been translated into many languages, and sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. It was also carried by Mark David Chapman, when he gunned down John Lennon in 1980.

Apart from The Catcher in the Rye, he has published a few other books, none of which have enjoyed such success. These include 9 Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.

Salinger's last work, the novella Hapworth 16, was published in The New Yorker in 1965.

1/28 newspurge: like a secret society, meeting at the midnight mass

drugwar updates:
video: cheech & chong get fair & balanced on fox*

clyde lewis' ground zero media: norwegian woodpecker*
clyde lewis' ground zero media: norwegian woodpeckerflashback: israel makes waves by simulating an earthquake*
children disappearing from hospitals in haiti*
haiti - a history of intervention, occupation and resistance*
blue helmets pepper spray hungry haitians*
radio free haiti, on the ground & in the skies*
who plans to give haitians controversial jabs*
finland to host large naval exercise in september*
US military involved in yemen operations*

details of death of uk scientist to be sealed for 70yrs*
'concealing vital information': dr kelly post-mortem to be kept secret for 70yrs*
canada's fmr ambassador to iran was cia spy*
oliver stone says adolf hitler was 'enabled by western bankers'*
wall street journal: ivins not the anthrax killer*

alleged car thief arrested while playing 'grand theft auto'*
judge says polanski won't be sentenced in absentia*
fox most trusted news channel in US, poll shows*
'avatar' replaces 'titanic' in record books*
law would keep fcc off low-power radio*

tanker explodes on new york highway*
william bennett update: ayala pleads guilty to february gang assault*

obamessiah updates:
obama's full state of the union speech*
video: obama criticizes scotus during sotu*
does scotus still think it can't happen here?*
bruised obama's new rallying cry: jobs, not healthcare*
obama commits to climate change bill*
obama & the myth of job creation*
video: rep hayworth says obama should 'come forward' with birth certificate*
hacker breaks into 49 house sites, insults obama*
obama gets an f for world leadership*
obama strives to revive the spirit of 2009*
video: celente says speech was pep rally for obama*

plus: obama admin opposes 9/11 health funding*
obama: i will never waver from supporting israel*

police state int'l:
could vancouver 2010 be the next 9/11?*
canada, US beef up security for the winter olympic games in vancouver*
somerset nj authorities seize grenade launcher, weapons cache from virginia man at motel*
US police arrest heavily armed man with military map*
potential false flag attack to be blamed on muslims foiled*
video: nyc cops punching handcuffed man in head*
video: texas schoolkids tagged with gps tracking devices*
flight diverted to denver's new world airport*
authorities quietly reverse underwear bomber official story*
spam, tequiza & total information awareness*
full-body scanner blind to bomb parts*
oregon shoppers, cops freak out over man carrying umbrella*
bush order allowing murder of US citizens abroad still in effect*

pentagon calls for 'office of strategic deception'*
download: 'defense science board 2008 summer study on capability surprise' [7.7mb PDF]
paging james cameron: pentagon wants 3d surveillance*
pentagon master plan: super-size my drone fleet*
price of US wars: $1 trillion & rising*
fmr army top brass address gitmo, obama & more*
US moves missiles & troops to russian border*
pentagon backtracks after gates ‘admits’ xe operating in pakistan*
missile-shooting ships on station in the gulf*
hussein aide 'chemical' ali executed in iraq*
US to pay taliban fighters to 'lay down their arms'*
is it cheaper & more effective to buy off the taliban than to fight them?*
1/3rd of women in US military raped*

new world next week - jan28

new world next week - jan28Suspicious deaths, DARPA's DNA & the dangers of biofuels are the focus of this latest episode of the New World Next Week. James Corbett of & James Evan Pilato of give you the rundown on these stories, as well as the supplemental & contextual connections to help us make sense of what's really going on in this new world of disorder.
Story#1: Davos Security Head Found Dead Day Before Forum
Davos 2010: Soros Calls for Break-up of Big Banks

Story#2: Pentagon Wants 'Digital DNA' to Identify Hackers
'Cyber Genome Project' Kicked Off by DARPA
Richard Clarke Says There's an i9/11 & iPatriot Act

Story#3: 1/4 of US Grain Crops Fed to Cars - Not People
US Feeds 1/4 of Its Grain to Cars With Hunger on the Rise
As always, stay tuned to,, and for all the news & analysis that's unfit for print. Subscribe to the feeds from Corbett Report here: & Media Monarchy here:

previous episode: nwnw - jan21

econocrash updates: taxes, axes, boom & busts

oregon voters approve tax hike for corporations & rich families
oregon voters approve tax hike for corporations & rich familiesfrom nytimes: Amid recession, high unemployment and tight household budgets, voters in Oregon have agreed to raise taxes on people with higher incomes, to pay for public education and social services. One of only five states with no sales tax, Oregon has long kept its corporate taxes relatively low. A statewide cap limits how much property taxes can rise, and before Tuesday voters had not approved a statewide income tax increase in nearly 80 years. Each of the two tax proposals, Measures 66 and 67, won decisively, in part because of support from large labor unions and because of how the taxes are directed.

video: 'fear the boom & bust' - hayek vs keynes rap*

america's impending master class dictatorship*
vatican bank charged with money-laundering*
5 bank failures bring year's total to 9*
fdic chief/thief sheila bair received bank of america mortgages while working on bank of america bailout*
sam's club cuts 11,200 jobs, 10% of workforce*
verizon to cut 13,000 jobs as businesses reduce lines*
record number of young americans jobless*
28% of orlando-area rental apts, condos, townhomes vacant*
tishman to hand over nyc's stuyvesant town to its lenders*
it's official: dems push new debt ceiling to $14.3t*
sc lt gov bauer: needy 'owe something back' for aid of 'feeding stray animals'*
treasury dept to investigate geithner about aig bailout*
game over for the american middle class*
video: economics 101 -
f. william engdahl on money & political power

update: senate confirms bernanke for 2nd term as fed chief
from latimes: Ben Bernanke today won a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. In a debate that was more about popular anger over the economy and government bailouts than about Bernanke's technical qualifications, the Senate voted 70-30 to confirm Bernanke... "Bernanke fiddled while our markets burned," said Sen. Richard Shelby, a conservative Republican from Alabama, complaining that Bernanke did not see the economic crisis. No Fed chairman has ever been rejected by the Senate. Paul Volcker in 1983 was confirmed for a second term by a vote of 84-16.

bloomberg: secret banking cabal emerges from aig shadows*

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'people's history' author howard zinn dead at 87

'people's history' author howard zinn dead at 87from cnn: Noted author and social activist Howard Zinn died of a heart attack Wednesday while traveling, his daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn, said. Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," was 87. Kabat-Zinn said her father, who lived in Auburndale, Massachusetts, died while traveling in Santa Monica, California.

"A People's History of the United States," first published in 1980, tells a history not often in seen in other books - from the perspective of those not in a seat of power.

The book was the inspiration for a 2009 documentary, narrated by Zinn, called "The People Speak." The film highlighted people who spoke up for social change, according to the Web site of the History Channel, which aired the program...

Kabat-Zinn said of her father that he lived a "very full and exciting life" and that there were many social issues that were very important to him. Above all, she said, her father believed that there is no "just war."

Zinn's death on the day of President Obama's first State of the Union address was underscored by his contribution to a recently released special from The Nation magazine called "Obama at One."

"I've been searching hard for a highlight," he wrote. "The only thing that comes close is some of Obama's rhetoric; I don't see any kind of a highlight in his actions and policies."

flashback: zinn: 'don't know, don’t care' about 9/11 questions

biowars/envirohealth updates: cfl, wv, hiv, h1n1 & wmd

is it time to bring back the 'civilian conservation corps?*

compact fluorescent lights dumping mercury directly into landfills
compact fluorescent lights dumping mercury directly into landfillsfrom natural news: Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs have become all the rage over the past several years, touted by many as the preferable "green" way to light a home, save energy, and promote environmental responsibility. While they may use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, CFL bulbs are filled with toxic mercury that, when disposed of, contaminates landfills and the environment. A report released in 2008 from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection revealed that when a CFL bulb is broken, it can release dangerously high levels of mercury into the air.

officials fear toxic ingredient in botox could become terrorist tool

robert f kennedy jr vs don blankenship:
debate on mountaintop mining before a west virginia audience

from guardian: It was an event billed as the smackdown between the baddest coal baron around and the environmental heir to the liberal Kennedy legacy, live on stage and in the heart of Appalachia mine country. Stage right, appropriately, was Don Blankenship, chairman of Massey Energy, a meaty impassive presence, his Kentucky drawl never picking up speed or volume. On the left, Robert F Kennedy Jr, who has spent his life defending waterways, making lawyerly argument out of staccato bursts of statistics. The pairing at the University of Charleston was the perfect personification of America's deep divides: Republican versus Democrat; old industry v new, global warming denier v impassioned advocate for climate change laws. The battle in Thursday night's debate was over mountaintop removal mining, which blows the tops off mountains to get at thin seams of coal and of which Blankenship is the most notorious promoter. "This is the worst environmental crime that ever happened in our history," began Kennedy ... "It's a bunch of rhetoric and untruths," [Blankenship] returned. "This industry is what made this country great. If we forget that, we are going to have to learn to speak Chinese." Or accept early deaths, he argued, noting that expectancy in Angola is 39 years.

'house of numbers' aids/hiv documentary opens in portland -
amid bad local press reviews that the film 'blurs facts'

ukrainian black lung death toll over 1000, 1/4 million hospitalized
from business insider: The mutated version of the H1N1 Swine Flu is truly wrecking havoc throughout Eastern Europe, with the Ukrainian death toll now clocking in at 1005 dead, according to Before It's News. And to make matters worse, over 250,000 have been hospitalized over the deadly flu strain; that number is set to rise.

'prevention of wmd proliferation & terrorism report card':
US unprepared for major bioterrorism attack, commission finds

info commissioner: climategate scientists broke the law
from The scientific unit at the heart of the climate change emails scandal broke the law by hiding data from sceptics. Researchers at the University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for the data. The decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office comes months after controversial emails from the university’s Climatic Research Unit, a global leader in its field, were released on to the internet. In one email the head of the unit, Professor Phil Jones, asked a colleague to delete emails relating to a report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In another message, Professor Jones told how he had persuaded the university to ignore Freedom of Information requests from sceptics. Others showed how an eminent climatologist admitted it was a ‘travesty’ scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years. The Information Commissioner’s Office yesterday revealed the university had failed in it duties under the Freedom of Information Act.

4 charged in phone scheme at louisiana sen. landrieu's office

update: men arrested in 'louisiana watergate' have intel links
4 charged in phone scheme at louisiana sen. landrieu's officefrom usatoday: The four men accused of trying to tamper with Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office phones share a common experience as young ideologues writing for conservative publications.

Federal authorities said two of the men posed as telephone workers wearing hard hats, tool belts and flourescent vests when they walked into the senator's office inside a federal building in New Orleans on Monday. The other two were accused of helping to organize the plan.

The most well-known of the suspects is James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old whose hidden-camera expose posing as a pimp with his prostitute infuriated the liberal group ACORN and made him a darling of conservatives.

O'Keefe and suspect Joseph Basel, 24, formed their own conservative publications on their college campuses. A third suspect, Stan Dai, 24, served as editor of his university's conservative paper and once directed a program aimed at getting college students interested in the intelligence field after 9/11.

And the fourth suspect, Robert Flanagan, 24, wrote for the conservative Pelican Institute and had recently criticized Landrieu for her vote on health care legislation. O'Keefe was a featured speaker at a Pelican Institute luncheon days before his arrest. Flanagan is the son of the acting U.S. Attorney for northern Louisiana.

It's not yet clear whether the plan was a prank intended to be captured on camera or a more serious attempt at political espionage, as claimed by state Democrats who dubbed it "Louisiana Watergate."

related: download/read the full affidavit &
more updates on 4 charged in phone scheme

update: men arrested in 'louisiana watergate' have intel links

davos security head found dead day before economic forum

davos security head found dead day before economic forumfrom bbc: The police commander in charge of security at the World Economic Forum in Davos has been found dead in his hotel room, local authorities have said. Markus Reinhardt, 61, had been head of police in the Swiss canton of Graubunden since 1984. "All indications point to a suicide," local police said in a statement. Police captain Marcus Suter will take over the security operation in Davos, where the five-day forum starts on Wednesday. Some 2,500 business and political leaders from around the world are expected to attend.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 new 'media monarchy' illustration new 'media monarchy' illustrationmark burrier, an amazing illustrator & designer that i know from back east, has a new website called rare words dot org - a "collaborative blog where you submit words or a phrase that become the creative starting point for drawings." so, of course, i submitted 'media monarchy' for possible illustration; i'm happy to share his work with you ... thanks, mark!

obama would 'rather be a really good one-term president'

from raw replay: President Barack Obama greeted ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer with a kiss to begin their interview Monday. But an awkward moment soon followed when Sawyer asked the president if the job was ever so difficult that he would consider not running for a second term. “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” said Obama. This video is from ABC’s World News, broadcast Jan. 25, 2010.

related: obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'ellie light'

Monday, January 25, 2010

emmanuel goldstein releases new 'osama to obama' audio

'bin laden' tape warns obama of more attacks
'bin laden' tape warns obama of more attacksfrom bbc: A tape said to be from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has warned US President Barack Obama there will be more attacks if the US continues to support Israel. In the newly released audio tape aired on al-Jazeera, Bin Laden says the US will never live in peace until there is "peace in Palestine". The authenticity of the audio tape has not been verified. The message claims al-Qaeda was behind the 25 December attempt to blow up a passenger plane bound for the US... The voice recording says that the message is from "Osama to Obama".

video: where in the world is osama?

uk terror threat raised to 'severe'
from guardian: The threat of international terrorism to the UK was raised from substantial to the second highest level of severe last night, meaning an attack is "highly likely". Alan Johnson, the home secretary, said there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was imminent. The escalation reversed a decision in July to downgrade the likelihood of a terror attack from "severe" to "substantial". Johnson said the change was not ­specifically linked to the increased threat from international terrorism following the failed Detroit plane bombing on Christmas Day or to any other incident.

1/29 update: bin laden rebukes US on climate change
from nytimes: Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, blamed the United States and developed countries for not halting climate change and said that the global economy should immediately abandon its reliance on the American dollar, according to an audiotape released Friday by the broadcaster Al Jazeera. “Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,” Mr. bin Laden was quoted as saying in a report on Al Jazeera’s English-language Web site. “All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.” The authenticity of the tape could not be immediately confirmed, and Al Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, did not say how it had obtained the message.

warnings of 'social, political chaos' & how to fire bernanke

ron paul warns of coming 'social & political chaos'
ron paul warns of coming 'social & political chaos'from steve watson: Texas Congressman Ron Paul has delivered a riveting “State of The Republic” address on his Campaign for Liberty website, orating his thoughts on where the U.S. stands as a nation and what the future holds. Paul warns that if the country continues along the course it is on, we will witness a three stage slide into social and political chaos, beginning with the current financial crisis, a coming dollar crisis, and culminating in mass unrest.

mobilize now to oust bernanke as fed chair
from webster tarpley: In the aftermath of the Massachusetts Senate vote last Tuesday, we now have a concrete fighting chance to block the reappointment of Wall Street puppet Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors by preventing his Senate confirmation next week. This afternoon, Bernanke’s support was eroding hour by hour. The defections from the Bernanke camp feature Democratic senators who are up for reelection this coming November.

send this letter to your senators in opposition to the bernanke nomination

Saturday, January 23, 2010

peace revolution: episode002 - the million dollar education

peace revolution: episode002 - the million dollar educationhere is the second episode of a new podcast series from the creators of '9/11 synchronicity' & 'broken trust' ... peace revolution: episode002 - the million dollar education - This podcast is a free tool created to empower anyone who makes the time to listen. Peace Revolution commercial-free thanks to it being a public service project of Tragedy and Hope Magazine. (click here for a list of references)


previous episode: 001 - the great conversation
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