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Seven civilians killed in US terror strike: Afghan Governor

An Afghan governor Monday said at least seven civilians have been killed in air strikes by the coalition troops against Taliban in a western Afghan province. The strike was carried out in Khashrod district of Afghanistan's western Nimroz province on Sunday.

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European Union: Brussels to sign away your private details to US

American authorities will be able to obtain greater access to private information such as credit card transactions, internet browsing habits and travel histories of people in Britain under a deal being finalised by European Union officials.

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Standing Up To The Banks: Legal Defense Against ForeClosure

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin (1802)

Arrow Up

Oil jumps above $140 on OPEC, Libya comments

Oil futures shot above $140 Thursday after OPEC's president said oil prices could rise well above $150 a barrel this year and Libya said it may cut oil production.

Light, sweet crude for August delivery rose as high as $140.05 in afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange before retreating slightly to trade up $5 at $139.55.

Propaganda

IAEA Chief: Iran can't make nukes unless it leaves the NPT - will resign if Iran is attacked

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Iran could create a nuclear weapon in six months.


Comment: This opening sentence is entirely misleading. Read on...


IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei spoke on Al-Arabiya television on June 20, discussing Iran's nuclear program, and the potential for the Middle Eastern country to produce a nuclear weapon.

"If Iran wants to turn to the production of nuclear weapons, it must leave the NPT, expel the IAEA inspectors, and then it would need at least, considering the number of centrifuges and the quantity of uranium Iran has...It would need at least six months to one year," ElBaradei said.


Comment: In other words, Iran couldn't make nuclear weapons unless it gave a clear signal that it intends to, which is exactly the opposite message of the opening sentence. CBS News has intentionally twisted his words to make it appear Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons in six months. The rhetoric being broadcast in the US and Israeli media is the same propaganda in the lead up to the Iraq war.


Bomb

Mossad's Dagan, an omen of Iran war

Mossad director's tenure has been extended for another year so that he could prepare for an attack on Iran, Israeli military sources say.

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has decided to keep Meir Dagan behind his desk at Mossad until the end of 2009 so he could take the necessary measures for a possible unilateral military action against Iran, DEBKA website which is close to Israeli intelligence agency quoted the sources as saying.

Israel's intelligence and military brass generally serve for four years, with a traditional one-year extension. Dagan's tenure was last extended by a year in 2007. He is now due to step down in 2009.

The 61-year-old external intelligence chief has played the key role in the main Israeli operations over the past six years, including on a Syrian facility last September, the sources said.

Alarm Clock

Bush is a Psychopath



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Bush is a Psychopath I

What Does that Tell Us About Us?

It is true that many of our leaders and CEOs could be labeled as psychopaths or having many psychopathic tendencies. Bush does seem to be one of those psychopaths.

Psychology as we know is not an exact science. But the hard sciences don't seem to be so exact anymore. As we study quantum physics we see matter not behaving in exact ways as we used to believe from a Newtonian perspective. The Quantum world also points to consciousness interacting with matter in ways that would never have been expected.

I worked in a mental health facility and had to diagnose with the DSM, it can be helpful, but it always seemed a bit of a mislead. Many patients would have several diagnosis from different therapists. Some of the diagnosis seemed close to the mark and then others seemed off. I really didn't like having to label people (put them into a box that didn't fully describe them) but it is mainly done for insurance and government reimbursement. As school counselor, I try not to label in my head any of the children that I work with. After awhile they flower, and if I were to label them initially and treat them as a disease or a problem then I am sure the results would be somewhat different.

Chess

Obama's 'gay lover': Lying psychopath, Psy-op, or Both?

THERE are crazy days in every campaign and one of them just struck the 2008 US presidential election trail. Barack Obama's campaign spent Wednesday dealing with a small crisis after the politico.com website reported that two overzealous volunteers asked two young women in Muslim headscarves to move out of camera-shot at a Detroit rally.

Comment: While Michelle Obama could definitely use a better role-model than Laura Bush, the obviously fraudulent claim about Barack Obama by what appear to be a pair of psychopaths is what we find interesting here.

Given that homosexuality is a "sensitive" issue with the US voting public (for some idiotic reason), if multiple allegations about such activity were made even by such obvious con-artists, it could cause Obama some problems on the campaign trail. Such mud-slinging smear tactics are a favourite of the neocon "dirty tricks" brigade... just look at Karl Rove, for example.


Bad Guys

Neocon War Pimps: Stop Iran nukes by bombing oil wells

Why attack Iran's nuclear facilities when striking their oil infrastructure would be much more effective in the scope of a US-led preventive war? Sure, oil prices might skyrocket and the world economy might collapse. But, hey, that's the price you pay for security.

Such a scenario is not a nightmare or an outtake from a remake of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," but part of a serious recommendation made by two neoconservatives in case sanctions fail to persuade Iran to abandon its enrichment of uranium, a process that can be used to make nuclear weapons or fuel for peaceful energy production.

Comment: It has already been proven that Iran is wishing to enrich Uranium for peaceful purposes. Is It Really So Hard to Believe That Iran Stopped Its Nuclear Weapons Program?


Light Saber

Israeli nuclear whistleblower Vanunu on Iran and Democracy

On June 16, 2008, the European Union nations agreed on the need for a new round of stronger sanctions against Iran to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. At a press conference, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Bush sent a strong message to Iran that it must end its pursuit of nuclear weapons or face a tougher international response.

The U.S. and some of its allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies it, saying its atomic program is aimed at using nuclear reactors to generate electricity.