Dec 312009
 

In light of Egypt’s continued blockade of of the Third Viva Palestine Gaza Convoy that left London, this article reminds us of the continued damage made by Israel’s blockade.

29 December 2009 – The United Nations independent expert on Palestinian rights has again called for a threat of economic sanctions against Israel to force it to lift its blockade of Gaza, which is preventing the return to a normal life for 1.5 million residents after the devastating Israeli offensive a year ago.

“Obviously Israel does not respond to language of diplomacy, which has encouraged the lifting of the blockade and so what I am suggesting is that it has to be reinforced by a threat of adverse economic consequences for Israel,” Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, told UN Radio.

Dec 302009
 

The state of Israel refuses to allow posts of this video showing fake Al Qaeda operatives. Why? Could resistance to 9/11 Truth be in part to protect Israel? Some have speculated that celebrated scholars and historians like Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Howard Zinn may be concerned about the glaring link between 9/11 and the Israeli Mossad. Again, it’s pure speculation that these public figures would somehow be attempting to block any potential backlash against Jews. Such overt willful ignorance, however, gives birth to a lot of questions. But it’s important to ask what stake does Israel actually have in preventing the fraud of Al Qaeda from being revealed? As Israel might be attempting to hide potential culpability, how insulting could this be to assume the U.S. population will fail to make the distinction between the Jewish people, religion and culture and the wanton destruction that the state of Israel has performed recently in Gaza and Lebanon?

This video was produced and narrated by Mike Rivero, a seasoned professional in the special effects industry of film. His website, whatreallyhappened.com, is a pioneer site that began reporting and collecting news items that the corporate/mainstream media has failed to cover. Most important, the reputation and credibility of Mike Rivero’s site is a worthy accomplishment.

Dec 232009
 

After the U.S. Senate’s passage of the current health care bill, the remaining substance within the bill will only benefit the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical firms.

U.S. citizens will be forced to pay up to 8% of their income to private insurance corporations — whether they want to or not. If they refuse to buy the insurance, they will pay penalties of up to 2% of their annual income to the IRS. The cost of medical care will continue to rise, and insurance premiums for a family of four will rise an average of $1,000 a year — meaning in 10 years, your family’s insurance premium will be $10,000 more annually than it is right now.

Party worshipers continue to cling to this measure out of fear of the potential black mark on Obama if the bill fails to pass. Again, compromise in the name of “smart politics” is detrimental to our health.

Dec 162009
 

In case anyone has not heard about the retaliatory techniques of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, this channel 5 news broadcast in Phoenix does a decent job of summarizing Arpaio’s offenses. Few are willing to point out the close relationship between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa Elections Director Karen Osborn. Boxes of ballots earmarked for auditing are moved to one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s facilities and spend a night in this facility with Joe’s deputies and no video surveillance before the audit is performed the next day. This is precisely what took place in the fall 2008 elections. Meanwhile, people are scratching their heads about the AZ state senate’s clear majority of grossly incompetent neo-cons who appear to have no concern for the public’s interest and/or a balanced budget. Does the state senate truly reflect the will of the state’s citizens? Clearly we do not know.

Despite the great deal of effort put forth by election integrity activists in the field and at the courts to sound the alarm to the public about these potential conflicts, pompous self-proclaimed liberals dismissed these messengers as mere conspiracy theorists while continuing to complain about the senate’s failure to pass a budget.

Dec 152009
 

The 22 million e-mails “would never have been found but for our lawsuits and pressure from Capitol Hill,” said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW. “It was only then that they did this reanalysis and found as a result that there were 22 million e-mails that they were unable to account for before.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the Bush administration had been dismissive of congressional requests that the administration recover the e-mails. Leahy said it was “another example of the Bush administration’s reflexive resistance to congressional oversight and the public’s right to know.”

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