Monday, August 31, 2009

Dick Cheney Says "Illegal" Torture Was Legal


Dick Cheney fears that this investigation will lead to him

Mr. Cheney said he also supported officers who strayed outside Justice Department rules and used unauthorized interrogation techniques, saying they did so to keep Americans safe. And he warned that Mr. Holder’s investigation would demoralize intelligence officers and discourage them from working aggressively to protect the nation.


Per the above paragraph, Mr. Cheney is saying that some interrogators actually tortured and used techniques considered illegal even by the Bush/Cheney government and definitely by the Geneva Conventions and the International Criminal Court.

These interrogators could be subject to the death penalty by the international laws and even by American laws.

But, Mr. Cheney says, since they did it to keep Americans safe (which is debatable) these interrogators are above the law.

Comes back to the basic Bush/Cheney rule: “If they do it, it’s beastly, gruesome, cruel, disgusting, heinous, hideous, revolting, shameful and ungodly. If we do it, it’s justifiable and above the law.”


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans still needs us


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We all know there was poor preparation by local agencies (mostly Democrats) and a famously botched response by federal emergency officials (mostly Republicans).

We know that heroic media reporting, particularly by the Times-Picayune newspaper, was accompanied by wild, false rumors of cannibalism and vigilante violence.

Four years later, New Orleans has taken impressive steps toward recovery. Following a drastic reduction in population, the number of households in the city now stands at 77% of its pre-hurricane total.

While blight remains a problem - 31% of New Orleans' residential housing stock remains unoccupied - the city issued 1,420 permits for new construction in May this year, nearly double the number issued in the same month last year.

That's some of the good news.

The bad news is that the city's system of protective levees and canals remains inadequate.


Are you getting milk or getting sick?


Studies over the past ten years have led researchers to believe that there is a direct correlation between milk consumption and ailments including breast and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as bowel obstructions and prepubescent growth.

Many argue that man has been consuming milk for thousands of years.

Only for the last fifty years, though, has man begun to add hormones, such as biosynthetic bovine growth hormone (rBGH), to dairy cows’ systems.

But why?

Because of such high strains to maximize profits, business and agriculture are looking in many directions to get the most for their money.

Examples of this can be found in foods such as eggs, where hormones are added to make the shell stronger so it will not break in transit, and milk, where cows are treated with antibiotics in order to produce larger quantities of milk.

The rBGH hormones, such as those found in Posilac, are given to cows in order to produce more milk, in some cases doubling milk production. This is the primary cause of contaminants in the milk produced.

Next, since the cow’s bodies are not suited to produce so much milk, they often develop mastitis, an infection of their udders. This requires a hormone cream, which is the second contaminant.

One or both of these additional hormones leads to the mechanistic production of Insulin-Like Growth Factor, the third contaminant in milk.

It is a domino effect that could be prevented simply by not giving the cows rBGH to produce more milk

Studies conducted by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein correlate cow consumption of rBGH to elevated levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) in milk.

This disproves one of the industry’s claims that pasteurization removes all toxic residues in milk. This study actually suggests that it enhances the effectiveness of IGF-1.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) argues that milk contains a healthy balance of fat, calories, and protein, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and calcium. Milk should be consumed as part of a balanced diet everyday.

The USDA even offers the nutritional information right on the container of every gallon of milk produced.

But what about the ingredients that are not listed: conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), estrogen, insulin-like growth factor I, and biosynthetic bovine growth hormone?

These are nowhere to be found on the dietary info chart, nor on the list of ingredients.


The Secret History of Hurricane Katrina


But there's an even harsher truth, one some New Orleans residents learned in the very first days but which is only beginning to become clear to the rest of us:

What took place in this devastated American city was no less than a war, in which victims whose only crimes were poverty and blackness were treated as enemies of the state.


Police baffled as dozens of 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps


Swiss mystery: Dozens of cows' bodies litter the valley floor after they mysteriously fell from the alpine cliff many feet above

In the space of just three days, 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly.

In each case, local mountain rescue services using a helicopter had to be called in to remove the bodies because of the danger to the local groundwater of pollution.

A police spokesman said: 'There are no large carnivores living in the Alps anymore who would once have disposed of the bodies so they have to be moved.


Chimp comment:

And they say that TV is not a bad influence. On a recent episode of “South Park” hundreds of cows committed suicide by jumping off a cliff in the cartoon Colorado city.

We must control what these Swiss cows watch on late night TV. South Park is a bad influence on immature cows.

Soon, they will be mugging skiers if they watch too many criminal shows on local Alp TV.

"Now, how long have you had these feelings of udder failure?"


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Exposed: 10 foods you think are healthy but aren't


"But it's got lettuce, tomato and sesame seeds in it!"

You join a gym and diligently workout – heck, you even spring for a personal trainer.

But you just can’t seem to lose weight, or worse, your doctor tells you that your cholesterol is high, your blood pressure is high. Some mornings, you wake up groggy. Most days, you’re tired by three. What the ... ?

Don’t cancel your gym membership, instead open your refrigerator, check your cupboards, chances are you’re eating one of these dubiously healthy foods that can actually make you fat, even sick.

Yogurt - culprit number one simply as it is deliberately sold as a healthy food. The egregious yogurts I am referring to are the conventional, brands advertised on television (the most familiar being the one of the brunette that keeps weighing herself, until she’s finally a size 0, ready for the beach. Nonsense). Yogurts should taste tart. If it tastes like ice cream, it contains added sugar and other “enriched” ingredients. Good yogurt is healthy and you should eat one a day. See for the brands of yogurt I recommend.

Cranberry Juice – you might think you’re doing good for your bladder when in fact you’re drinking purple sugar water. Pure cranberries are sour — lemon sour. You wouldn’t be able to drink a teaspoon without squirming, let alone a glass. The added cranberry contained in these popular brands are insufficient to claim any medicinal or preventative value. Do yourself a favor, if you want to avoid a bladder infection with cranberries, opt for capsules. Or drink plain water.

Diet Soda – diet anything. If you take the fat out, you are removing flavor, so you must replace it with sugar, and in this case, the sugar too is fake. If it contains any of the following, chuck it: aspartame (Nutrasweet), sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet’nLow). These are all artificial sweeteners made in a lab. It says on the packaging that it kills animals. Sure, those animals were fed a diet of artificial crap, but so are a lot of people. Stevia sweetner was just recently approved by the FDA and is made with plants. I use it in my coffee. It is an acquired taste. My favorite is Navitas Naturals.

Energy Bars – before you munch on one of these, check the fat calories. You’re eating a candy bar. What’s the energy, here? Protein. But why sacrifice your waistline for a quick rush? Get your protein from whey or hemp. Put some in your water bottle. Some true energy bars (nutrient dense and loaded with fiber, vegetables and other superfoods): Vega Whole Food Vibrance bars, Garden of Life’s Organic Perfect

Soy Milk – marketed as a dairy substitute, the benefits of soy milk are weak. Non-fermented soy products can cause a variety of health problems if consumed in large quantities (as in cereal, lattes or with dinner). Soy milk also contains the same insulin substance found in milk, which has been linked to breast cancer. Opt, instead for hemp (I like Manitoba Harvest and Living Harvest brands) or almond milk.

Cereal – an American breakfast staple and a bachelor’s turn-to dinner, a bowl of cereal is quick, easy and not that great for you. Cereals that claim to help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol probably aren’t. Most people consume cereal with milk or soy milk, negating any of the health and weight loss benefits. Try flax flakes, or make your own cereal at Me and Goji.

Mineral Water – don’t think that you’re body is absorbing the minerals contained in mineral water; they’re simply too coarse. Sometimes, the minerals in mineral water is sodium, which should be avoided with people who suffer from high-blood pressure. The best waters are unaltered, mature spring water, preferably artesian.

Milk - additives, hormones, preservatives, steroids and is pasteurized. Pasteurization obliterates all of the nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and denatures the protein content. Why would anyone want to drink this stuff? Calcium? You get calcium from vegetables. Eat at least six servings a day.

Peanut Butter – ever load up your protein shake with peanut butter, thinking you’re getting even more protein? Try fat. Especially if you get your shake at smoothie shops, gym bars and other shake places. Real peanut butter is made with peanuts and peanuts aren’t sweet. Peanut butter is indeed good for you, but you won’t find any benefits consuming conventional brands (and the protein content is minimal). See for the brands of peanut butter that I recommend.

Bran Muffins – muffins are miniature cakes (and it still counts even if you just eat the tops, like Elaine did on Seinfeld). Skip the Starbucks muffin and get the protein plate or order their oatmeal.


Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder


Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder

Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterised by an obsession with healthy eating.

The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.

The condition was named by a Californian doctor, Steven Bratman, in 1997, and is described as a "fixation on righteous eating".

Until a few years ago, there were so few sufferers that doctors usually included them under the catch-all label of "Ednos" – eating disorders not otherwise recognised.

Now, experts say, orthorexics take up such a significant proportion of the Ednos group that they should be treated separately.


Texas man's police Taser death ruled homicide


A mentally ill man's death after he was shocked twice by a police Taser was a homicide, a medical examiner's office ruled Thursday.


Startling New Evidence That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made


I will provide more than enough hard evidence to at least result in a series of criminal indictments of charges of MASS MURDER, and CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WORLD GENOCIDE against Novartis Pharmaceutical principals and agents and others.


The Primary Motive behind this alleged criminal activity is also the primary cause of most murders in the world today, and that motivation is simply: BIG MONEY.

Billions of Dollars of windfall profits from government contracts worldwide, as a matter of fact.

I will provide evidence that will show that Novartis Pharmaceuticals of Basel, Switzerland has conspired with corrupt “scientists” at the U.S. Army Institute of Pathology ­ Ft. Detrick, Maryland, to create a “novel” strain of weaponized “influenza” virus by means of “reverse engineering” the deadly 1918 killer strain ­ which strain was maliciously and surreptitiously released upon the world in March and April of 2009 for the primary purpose of creating a panic-stricken world-wide demand for Novartis vaccine material.


Friday, August 28, 2009

The coming internet Fascism


Our central leviathan government is poised to give Obama ‘emergency control of the internet.’ If this sounds like an egregious usurpation of power, that’s because it is.

An article on CNET has the dirt on this filthy bill:

If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network.


Bill to Give President Emergency Power of Internet Raises Concerns


Officials from Internet companies and civil liberties groups said they still have concerns about a proposed U.S. Senate bill that would give the president the authority to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.


Dealing With The Secret Government


And so: the CIA contracted a Mafia boss to murder Fidel Castro, sent biotoxins to the Republic of Congo with orders to poison Patrice Lumumba and tested LSD on unsuspecting citizens (one of whom jumped out of a window to his death).

It fomented coups and bloodshed against democratically elected governments, while the National Security Agency, in coordination with the major telegram companies, read every single telegram coming in or going out of the country for three decades.

The FBI infiltrated peaceful antiwar groups, breaking up marriages of activists with forged evidence of infidelity, while surveilling civil rights leaders with an assortment of bugs and break-ins.

It even attempted to blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. into committing suicide, shipping him tapes of him midcoitus with a mistress and a note that said, "There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation."


This is a good article showing how the US turned from good guy to bad guy in order to fight communism and terrorism. However, it's a bad article in that it doesnt' disclose that most of the terrorism was created by the US in order to please the military industrial complex. 9/11 was an inside job. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and had no WMDs. US creayted terrorists by killing over a million Iraqis and other Middle Eastern peopole. Al-Qaeda was created by the CIA and does not exist. Osama bin Laden was woreking for the CIA. The Lockerbie Bomber was the CIA. Many attacks blamed on our "enemies" were actually done by the CIA and/or Mossad. Etc...


Sarah Palin: the most famous Alaskan in history


Sarah Palin has become the most famous Alaskan in history. Celebrity is her one accomplishment since John McCain selected her as his running mate a year ago.

The rest of the last year has held, for her, turmoil and failure.

After bringing Republican National Convention delegates in St. Paul to their feet during her acceptance speech, Palin proved she lacked the experience, education, self-awareness and media savvy to campaign successfully for vice president.

The more voters knew about her, the less they expressed confidence in her.

Palin's shrill attacks on Barack Obama as a friend of terrorists and as a dilettante community organizer transformed many Americans who were neutral or indifferent to her into unforgiving enemies.

She also went out of her way to create enemies in Alaska.

Before she left for St. Paul, the governor cooperated with Alaska Democrats, sought them out as allies in passing oil, gas and ethics legislation.

After St. Paul, she began feuding with them - especially over Troopergate - and a donnybrook of name calling and charges followed that lasted for months.

MORE AT: PalinWatch by Alaska Dispatch


'Professor Popsicle' and the CIA


Winnipeg researcher surprised to learn his work was used to develop `water dousing' technique

A declassified CIA memo suggests the spy agency consulted research by two Canadians when developing standards for an interrogation tactic called "water dousing."

Gordon Giesbrecht, a University of Winnipeg professor known locally as "Professor Popsicle," said he only recently found out a chapter highlighting his research on cold-water immersion in the book Wilderness Medicine is one of two Canadian sources listed in the 2005 memo.

Water dousing involves exposing alleged terrorists to cold water for extended periods.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

$1000 Per Day Fine And 30 Days In Jail For Refusing The Swine Flu Vaccine In Massachusetts?


A new law just passed in Massachusetts imposes fines of up to $1000 per day and up to a 30 day jail sentence for not obeying authorities during a public health emergency.

So if you are instructed to take the swine flu vaccine in Massachusetts and you refuse, you could be facing fines that will bankrupt you and a prison sentence on top of that.


Shut up, Sarah Palin


When Sarah Palin was chosen as McCain's pick for vice president, I took the news with decided optimism. I reasoned that she was a good political choice. She was young, pretty, female, charismatic, and different.

Then I realized I had just described all of the qualities of a good candidate for Miss America and began to change my stance.

As the campaign went on, I quickly realized that she wouldn't have stood a chance in the Miss America Pageant.

She had the speaking ability of Miss Teen South Carolina, and about all the brains.

No, I am not impressed by the fact that she is "a hockey mom" or that she enjoys wearing lipstick.


CIA probe shields architects of US torture regime


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The Obama administration’s release of a 2004 internal CIA report on torture and the announcement by the Justice Department of an extremely limited investigation into actions by individual interrogators is part of an elaborate attempt to cover up the scale of the crimes carried out under the Bush administration, while shielding its top figures from prosecution.


US plan for Colombia base raises tension


A U.S. deal on military bases in Colombia is pitting Bogota against many neighboring countries, which feared the bases would threaten their national security and heighten regional tension, Xinhua reported.

Venezuela, which borders Colombia to the north, is the most vehement opponent of the plan. Its president Hugo Chavez on Tuesday instructed the foreign ministry to get prepared to sever ties with Bogota.

Bolivian President Evo Morales proposed Wednesday that South Americans vote in a continent-wide referendum on the issue.

Others,including Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil supported the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) to intervene in the case.

The Unasur has decided to meet on Friday in Argentina to discuss the issue.



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

U.S. is 15 years behind South Korea in Internet speed


A report on Internet speed in the United States says the country isn’t likely to catch world leader South Korea for 15 years.

Or for much longer — at current growth rates, the United States will only reach South Korea’s speed today in 15 years.


Webmaster's Commentary:

As a little side note, your telephone bill has carried a surcharge ostensibly added to pay for improvements to the optical networks needed for higher speed broadband, but as we reported a few weeks back, phone companies never actually got around to doing the upgrades and the money was spent elsewhere.


President John F Kennedy Secret Society Speech



“No child left behind” in Bush’s Texas


Texas students fall in reading, writing on SAT, but up a point in math

Texas students suffered setbacks in reading and writing scores on the SAT this year but registered a slight gain in math, mirroring trends nationwide on the college entrance exam.

The College Board reported Tuesday that average Texas scores slipped two points in reading to 486 and five points in writing to 475, but gained a point in math to 506.

The national averages dipped a point in reading and writing to 501 and 493 respectively, while remaining unchanged in math at 515.


Argentina allows personal use of marijuana


The court said adults were free to make lifestyle decisions.

The supreme court in Argentina has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption.

The decision follows a case of five young men who were arrested with a few marijuana cigarettes in their pockets.

But the court said use must not harm others and made it clear it did not advocate a complete decriminalisation.


Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: 1932-2009


Kennedy, the youngest of nine children born into a legendary political family, died Tuesday after battling a malignant brain tumor for more than a year.

Known as the "liberal lion of the Senate," he served for nearly 47 years, fighting for causes dear to his heart such as civil rights, welfare and healthcare.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009




Fairy tales from an Evil Empire


Mind control doesn't have to involve high tech
electronics or psychotropic drugs.

If that's so, then why we have we given the
power of shaping our children's fantasies over to a
shady multinational corporation with suspect origins?


Don't Inject Me (the Swine Flu Vaccine Song) by the Health Ranger



VA Guide Urges Sick Vets To End Their Own Lives



Group Runs Facebook Ad Asking Palin to "Stop Lying"


Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin set off a frenzied debate about health care reform when she accused President Obama of planning to establish "death panels" via health care reform.

Now, proponents of the president's health care agenda are taking to Palin's preferred medium to attack her claims, with a Facebook ad asking Palin to "stop lying."


"But I don't understand. Lying worked for George Bush, why not for an honest-looking sweet hockey mom like me? It's not like I'm lying to start a war."


Madoff Dying Of Old Age - Have Pitty On Him


Madoff NOT dying of cancer - Prisons Bureau

The latest update on the health of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is that Madoff is NOT dying of cancer.

A spokeswoman said in a written statement: “Bernie Madoff is not terminally ill, and has not been diagnosed with cancer”, although the bureau didn’t deal with every point raised in the New York Post story.

The Post had reported that the fraudster, who is serving a 150-year jail sentence in a North Carolina prison, had told inmates he does not have long to live, and quoted one inmate saying Madoff was taking “about 20 pills a day” and was “not doing very well”.

Legal experts said a serious illness could have guided Madoff’s decision to plead guilty to the $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

However, one victims’ lawyer, Joseph Cotchett, said he had seen no indication that Madoff was sick when he visited him in prison last month.


"But they have to let me out of jail. I am dying. I am dying of old age. How can they treat a dying old man this way."


CIA threats to detainees' families


An internal CIA report published yesterday reveals a host of incidents in which its interrogators went far beyond acceptable bounds, including threatening an al-Qaida leader that his children would be killed and hinting to another suspect that his mother would be raped in front of him.

The CIA document, which the agency fought for years to keep secret, was released after a court action by a civil rights group. It described interrogation techniques that were "unauthorised, improvised, inhumane and undocumented".


America Prepares for Its Next War


Ever wonder why we Americans keep fighting all these wars & losing them, Reagan's triumph over Granada notwithstanding?

Why does it seem irrelevant whether we win or lose?

Might the answer be that war profiteers haul away train loads of cash correlated to body count regardless of the outcome of the war?

Might it be that a sizeable sector of our economy is completely dependent on waging off shore wars?

Central & South America are in the crosshairs of the Pentagon & America's war industry.


Hundreds of 9/11 first responders die of cancer


The 9/11 rescue workers are falling victim to a higher than average rate of life threatening diseases. They blame it on their time spent in the giant dust clouds.

New York’s emergency services were among the first on the scene of the 9/11 disaster but where ignoring their personal safety. Those involved in the rescue and clean-up operation quickly became national heroes.

One of the firefighters was John McNamara. He was first on the scene at ground zero. He battled to save live that day but lost his own battle to cancer aged just 44 – a victim of his own bravery.


Prosecutor Named to Probe CIA Prisoner Abuses


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday named a special prosecutor to probe CIA prisoner abuse cases, a move that could distract President Barack Obama from his drive to reform the healthcare system.

Holder's decision, which promises political headaches for Obama, came after the Justice Department's ethics watchdog recommended considering prosecution of Central Intelligence Agency employees or contractors for harsh interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan that went beyond approved limits.

Career prosecutor John Durham will head the probe, adding to the one he is already doing of the CIA's destruction of videotapes showing harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Another George W. Bush legacy: $150 oil


What's another legacy, in addition to massive income inequality, of President George W. Bush? Try $150-per-barrel oil.

Here's why: Despite rising demand for gasoline, the Bush administration did nothing to increase the Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate.

Their policy was to let the market determine which vehicles Americans want to drive. The result? Detroit built gas-guzzling SUVs with little eye on the future, all but guaranteeing a domestic auto manufacturing base unprepared for the next rise in oil and gasoline prices.

That era arrived in 2008, when gasoline bills soared, disposable incomes plunged, and the economy, already stalled by the financial crisis and housing bust, slumped further.

A tax cut that led to debt

The Bush administration's 2001 $1.1 trillion tax cut that favored upper-income groups instantaneously ended the federal government's budget surplus, creating a $250 billion deficit that quickly swelled to $400 billion.

The tax cut, tilted toward Bush's political base of the wealthy, virtually guaranteed that broad-based demand would remain soft, and probably fail, in a few years. It did, and the deficit ballooned - hitting about $1.1 trillion, including bank bailout spending, by the time President Bush left office in January 2009.


Blackwater's Unwritten Death Contract


George W. Bush and Dick Cheney made 'terrorification' of Congress a high priority, and congressional leaders caved, winking even at torture, kidnapping, warrantless eavesdropping. Vengeance is ours, said the President. And the vast majority of Christian leaders were cowed into razoring out of their Bibles 'Blessed are the Peacemakers', notes Ray McGovern.

Hats off to Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times for reporting that it was after CIA Director Leon Panetta’s holdover lieutenants finally told him that, under President Bush, they had farmed out assassinations to their Blackwater subsidiary, that he abruptly stopped the project and told Congress.

I use “they” advisedly, since the CIA officials who had kept Panetta in the dark continue to function as Panetta’s top managers at the agency.


Sarah Palin's List of "Seven Books You Simply Must Burn"


Seems like people are finally primed and ready for my message of, um, conservative values. Ever since I pulled the whole "death panel" thing out of my butt, people are willin' to accept whatever I say, buy whatever I tell 'em to.

Now my people are tellin' me that I could become the next Oprah for folks with IQ's under 75, and that's almost as good as bein' President- maybe even better!

They said I have to start being a "taste-maker" if people are goin' to take me seriously and that I should get the ball rollin' by issuin' a list of books I like. (I found out later they meant "books I like to read" but by that point, I was already done with the list.)

My summer burnin' list was pretty extensive. There really is nothing quite like relaxin' on one of Juno's many beaches with a roarin' bonfire of objectionable ideas. Plus, we all know that books are anti-environmental since they're made from trees. So, it's totally green to burn them in bulk.


Calls to reopen CIA abuse cases


The US justice department is calling for some dozen prisoner abuse cases to be reopened, the New York Times says.

The recommendation could lead to the prosecution of CIA employees and contractors over the treatment of terrorism suspects, the newspaper says.

The call comes as justice officials are set to disclose previously censored parts of a report into detainee abuse.

These show how electric drills and mock executions were used by CIA agents to elicit information, US media say.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sarah Palin 'throws wedding ring in lake'


Let me list the ways I think of you: ditz, scatterbrain, airhead, birdbrain, dingbat, fluffhead, ninny, rattlebrain, dolt, blockhead, boob, dimwit, dodo, dumbbell, dumdum, ignoramus, lamebrain, lunkhead, meathead, simpleton, yo-yo, dullard, meathead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, fool, idiot, imbecile.

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has fuelled rumours that she is about to divorce her husband Todd.

An American magazine has claimed that
Todd has been sleeping on the sofa and she hurled her wedding ring into a lake after a row.

Mercede Johnston, whose brother Levi is the ex lover of Palin's daughter Bristol and father of her seven-month-old son, said: "Sarah and Todd are fighting all the time. Todd often ends up sleeping on the couch. Bristol used to tell Levi that they would bicker over the slightest things, like who would take out the trash or wash the dishes. Sometimes Todd would just take off for days to his cabin."


81st Bank Failure of 2009



CIA Held Mock Executions


Bombshell report on CIA interrogations is leaked

Findings suppressed since 2006 detail death threats against prisoners and other methods that may constitute tortutre

CIA interrogators threatened a captured al-Qaida leader with a power drill and a pistol in what was described as a mock execution, according to a long-suppressed report due to be released on Monday.

Details of the report by the spy agency's inspector general have emerged in the Washington Post and Newsweek.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

No what???



Sweet Killer Aspartame Side Effects


The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions.

There is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don’t relieve their symptoms.

Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.

Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:

blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
decreased tears
trouble with contact lenses
bulging eyes

tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment

epileptic seizures
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
severe tremors

severe depression
personality changes

palpitations, tachycardia
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure

diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
abdominal pain
pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
menstrual changes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
severe PMS

frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all


irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
peptic ulcers
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
severe depression
aggressive behavior
suicidal tendencies

Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lyme Disease
Grave’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)


Obama: Palin's Death-Panel Claims are "Phony"


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President Barack Obama pushed back against health critics again Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address, saying the debate has been framed by "phony claims" that don't put the health care issues in the right perspective.

"This is an issue of vital concern to every American, and I'm glad that so many are engaged," Obama said in the address, called "Myths and Morality in Health Insurance Reform."


CIA Accused of Third Torture Prison in Europe


"...we ship them over to Lithuania and Poland and Romania to be tortured, he, he, he."

As Americans continue to debate the torture era of the Bush administration, a new report has emerged about the alleged existence of a third secret prison used by the CIA in Europe.

According to ABC News, the CIA operated a "black site" prison in Lithuania until the end of 2005.

Following reports on "black site" prisons in Poland, ABC News is now reporting that a third jail existed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

According to the report, as many as eight prisoners were held there for at least one year.


Unwritten Death Contract Awarded to Blackwater


CIA Director Panetta's top lieutenants, many of them holdovers from the last administration, had just told him that, under President Bush, they had farmed out assassinations to their Blackwater subsidiary.

I use “they” advisedly, since the CIA holdovers that had kept Panetta in the dark continue to function as Panetta's top managers.

Panetta abruptly stopped the project and contritely briefed the intelligence committees.

Until now, it was not clear what had prompted Panetta to set up hurried consultations with the intelligence “oversight” committees of the House and Senate.

An odd odor still hangs over the affair. After being briefed by Panetta, one committee member described him as “stunned” that his lingering lieutenants had kept information on the program from him until nearly five months into his tenure.

Yet there is not the faintest hint that anyone on either committee dared to ask why Panetta continues to leave such tainted officials in very senior positions.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Ridge: Osama Terror Tape Was Actually Cheney in Beard


Dick Cheney in dressing room trying various beards to look like Osama bin Laden


Former Department of Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge unleashed another bombshell today, revealing that a terror tape of Osama bin Laden that was released just prior to the 2004 election was actually Dick Cheney in a beard.

According to Mr. Ridge, in October of 2004 he was called into a "secret meeting" at the White House which "turned out to be a fashion show, basically, with Dick Cheney trying on a series of Osama bin Laden beards."

Mr. Ridge said that President George W. Bush "personally selected" the beard that Mr. Cheney went on to wear in the chilling video.

The former Homeland Security secretary said that he was "shocked" that Mr. Cheney would try to hoodwink the American people by dressing as Osama bin Laden, but said "I decided to bite my tongue because I realized that if I ever wrote a book this would be really good for sales."

Can you tell which one is Dick Cheney?


Study suggests paraffin-made candles cause cancer


A new study suggests a candlelit bath isn't that romantic as it looks like because paraffin, the widely used candle-making material based on petroleum, emits toxins when it burns.

Those toxic pollutants, including benzene, toluene and ketones, lead to diseases like cancer, asthma and birth defects, according to the research by the scientists from Orangeburg-based South Carolina State University.


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