martes, 30 de junio de 2009

Iran frees five from UK embassy

Five out of nine local staff from the UK embassy detained in Tehran have been released, Iranian officials say.

Iran's media earlier said local employees at the UK mission were held over their role in protests against June's disputed presidential election.


Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison

A federal judge sentenced Bernard L.

Madoff to 150 years in prison on Monday for operating a huge Ponzi scheme that devastated thousands of people, calling his crimes extraordinarily evil.


Why a College Degree Isnt Worth It

The four-year college degree has come to cost too much and prove too little.

It's now a bad deal for the average student, family, employer, professor and taxpayer.


Oklahoma Rep proposes resolution blaming bad economy on gays


Sally Kern's, famous for comparing gays and lesbians to terrorists, has proposed the "Proclamation for Morality" in which she blames the nation's current economic and other problems on gays, abortion, divorce, and all around lack of Christian faith. She also mentions Obama and blames him for promoting a gay agenda.


Supreme Court Overrules Sotomayors Firefighter Decision

On a 5-4 vote, the court ruled with the firefighters. One Hispanic and 19 white firefighters (the Ricci of Ricci vs.

DeStefano) say they were denied promotions after passing an exam. The city of New Haven (and Mayor John DeStefano) threw out the test results because no minorities scored high enough for a promotion.


lunes, 29 de junio de 2009

Bill OReillys Argument For Abolishing Freedom Of The Press

"In his most recent editorial, O'Reilly has exposed both his ignorance and his appreciation for officially-sanctioned speech.

It should come as no surprise that the top "personality" on the Fox Propaganda Network would harbor such notions given their reputation as the media mouthpiece for the Republican Party."


Danes want royalties for Michigan mermaid

A town in Michigan has its own Little Mermaid, undoubtedly inspired by the famous statue in Copenhagen.

The sculptors heirs now want the Americans to pay up.


Iran Uprising LiveBlogging Sunday June 28

THOUSANDS RETURN TO THE STREETS IN TEHRAN The continuing liveblog of the Iranian Opposition


domingo, 28 de junio de 2009

Worlds 10 most legendary bars

Bars, pubs, and taverns of the world can hold as much history as any museum and present as much drama as any theater. Members and editors of travel website ( have come up with a list...


Day of Reckoning Madoff Faces 150Years in Prison

NEW YORK ( Bernard Madoff, mastermind behind the largest and most sweeping Ponzi scheme ever, on Monday faces the possibility of spending the rest of his natural life in prison.

Madoff is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan before Judge Denny Chin, who could sentence him to as many as 150 years in federal prison.


sábado, 27 de junio de 2009

Limbaugh Blames Sanfords Affair On Obama

LIMBAUGH: "He had just tried to fight the stimulus money coming to South Carolina.

He didn't want any part of it. He lost the battle and said "What the hell? The Federal government is taking over! I want to enjoy life!"


Will Congress Read Bills Before Voting

Grassroots Organizations Are Blasting Congress For Voting On Bills Without Fully Reading Or Understanding Them


British Banks Highly Vulnerable to Future Shocks Says BOE

Britain's banks remain over-indebted, highly vulnerable and harbour growing funding gaps which leave them susceptible to future shocks, the Bank of England has said.


10 Ways Moms Can Make the Most of Their Money

Studies consistently show that by margins of 60% or more, women tend to be the ones who pay the family bills and balance the checkbook.

Give your finances the same TLC you give to the rest of your family.


Iran empowers butcher to interrogate opposition leaders

Saaed Mortazavi, an Iranian prosecutor who was responsible for ordering over 100 newspapers closed and dozens of bloggers and journalists arrested, tortured and in some cases, killed, has been empowered to interrogate Irans opposition leaders, according to published reports.


No Scottish flags please they could be racist

ne staff member at the National Library of Scotland has provoked a political row after he was ticked off by employers for decorating his desk with several Scottish flags. The result was an e-mail to all staff warning that such nationalistic displays could "intimidate non-Scottish colleagues".


viernes, 26 de junio de 2009

Republican Sex Scandal Flow Chart TPM News Pages

To help you follow all the major Republican sex scandals of the past few years.


US economy contracts less but jobless claims up

The U.S. economy shrank slightly less in early 2009 than previously thought, the government reported on Thursday, though there was widespread weakness in activity and demand was soft. Gross domestic...


TV Commercials Cost More On Hulu Than Fox

Want to run an ad during the Simpsons? It will cost you more online than it will on broadcast TV.


Iran Uprising LiveBlogging Thursday June 25

Nico Pitney's LiveBlog of the Iranian election 25th June 2009


Guards are the worst prisonrapists

The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission final report is grim reading, especially the finding that prisoners report more rape committed by guards than by other prisoners.


Brutality in Iran

This is beyond belief! The world must stand up against such brutality! Women of Iran: remove your head scarfs in silent peaceful protest! Men of Iran: Refuse to work! Hold your girlfriends hands in peaceful protest!


Fannie Freddie asked to relax condo loan rules

(Reuters) - Two U.S.

Democratic lawmakers want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums, saying they could threaten the viability of some developments and slow the housing-market recovery, the...


jueves, 25 de junio de 2009

NKorea threatens US world anticipates missile

NKorea threatens US; world anticipates missile


US recession to bottom out this year

A severe U.S. recession will bottom out this year, but any recovery will be weak due to anemic markets and shrunken consumer wealth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday. ''In this...


Nico Pitney Iran Election LiveBlogging Wednesday June 24

I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout.

Email me with any news or thoughts. Send me instant messages at or njpitney on AIM. Scroll down for news related to the front-page headlines. Local Iran time is 8 1/2 hours ahead of Eastern time.


Cops Bust Bushs Favorite Chinese Guy Find 24K Pot Plants

The Weeds-like drug ring bust was almost blown after an internal leak, and a prominent Chinese restaurant owner -- his food beloved by President Bush -- was implicated.


Iranian clerics defy ayatollah join protests

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mullahs rule supreme.

They are the country's conservative clerics; the guardians of the Islamic revolution and its ideologies. They're loyal only to God and Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Ron Pauls Bill To Audit The Fed Now Has 242 CoSponsors

Ron Paul's bill to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) now has 242 co-sponsors, and the numbers keep growing! At the same time, HR 1207's companion bill in the Senate, S 604 ...


miércoles, 24 de junio de 2009

Leave Iran Alone by Ron Paul

I adhere to the foreign policy of our Founders, who advised that we not interfere in the internal affairs of countries overseas.

I believe that is the best policy for the United States, for our national security and for our prosperity. I urge my colleagues to reject this and all similar meddling resolutions.


Minister given 30 years jail for genocide

A 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister accused of tricking thousands of people to hide on a hill before they were slaughtered..................................


WSJcom Sons Death Has Iranian Family Asking Why

An Iranian couple is trying to learn why their son was fatally shot in the head in Tehran.

He wasn't politically active and hadn't taken part in the turmoil that has rocked Iran for over a week.


Iranian Guardian Council Says no fraud or breach in poll

Iranian state television today reported that the country's top electoral authority has ruled out annulling the results of the disputed 12 June election, in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was named the winner.


martes, 23 de junio de 2009

Train collision in Washington DC

Two Metro subway trains collided between stations north of downtown Washington, D.C., during afternoon rush hour Monday, killing at least two people, a Metro representative said.


US officials try to stop attempts to have Geronimo reburied

The relatives want to rebury the warrior, who died in 1909, near his birthplace in New Mexico but the justice department has asked a federal judge to dismiss their lawsuit.


Barney Frank Files Bill To Decriminalize Pot wbztvcom

A controversial law in Massachusetts could go national if Congressman Barney Frank gets his way.


Western Corporations Helped Censor Iranian Internet

The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale.


lunes, 22 de junio de 2009

Neda Agha Soltan Wikipedia

Neda Agha Soltan was an Iranian woman whose alleged killing by Basij militia during the 2009 Iranian election protests was captured on video by bystanders.

The graphic videos were posted on the Internet, and her name quickly becoming a rallying cry for the pro-reform demonstration. Neda means "voice" in Persian.


Substitute teacher beats up 11 year old over dodgeball game

A substitute gym teacher turned into a schoolyard bully after he got into a fight with an 11-year-old Westchester student over a dodgeball game, called him a "crybaby," and put him in a chokehold, New Rochelle police said.


Ancient Holy Land Quarry Uncovered

The 4,000-square-meter (yard) cavern, buried 10 meters beneath the desert near the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, was dug about 2,000 years ago and was in use for about half a millennium, archaeologist Adam Zertal said.


IRAN Police Runnning Away From Protestors

The tyrants are on the run from the people, keep the truth coming, the world know and Iranians know we as a people are behind them.


Scientology The Truth Rundown St Petersburg Times

HUGE new expose of the Scientology cult by the St.

Petersburg Times! High-ranking defectors (Rathbun, Rinder, others) tell all about the cult's insane, violent leader David Miscavige.


Eyewitness From Tehrans Streets Lifecom

Incredible proof of Iran's illegitimate government.


domingo, 21 de junio de 2009

Iranian woman killed in protests [2 Videos NSFW]

GRAPHIC Two perspectives of a woman gunned down during protests in Iran.

This is 2 video combined, Originals were & WATCH SOON THESE ARE BEING BLOCKED & REMOVED to keep it quiet.


MPs Accused of a Massive Coverup of Their Expenses [audio]

MPs were accused yesterday of a massive cover-up of their expenses after the Commons authorities released hundreds of thousands of claims documents and receipts with huge sections of detail blacked out.


Massive violence erupts in Iran on Saturday video HuffPo

Live-blogging the Iran uprising -- latest news, video, and pictures from Saturday.


Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 Months

David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity.


sábado, 20 de junio de 2009

Khamenei Warns Iranians to Stop Street Protests

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, remained defiant today in the face of vote-rigging allegations as he condemned the protests that have rocked the country since last week's disputed elections.


When it comes to global banks size matters

Do the big global banks need to be cut down to size? That question has been hovering, half-stated, over the financial system ever since Bear Stearns blew up.


Is a 200K salary too much for a CEO of a large nonprofit

Donors who earn much less and want to see their contributions put the best possible use often think so, but there is ample reason and data to believe otherwise.

An interesting analysis from Slate.


ABC Says No to GOP Ads During Obama Healthcare Special

Conservative and Republican National Committee attacks on ABC for refusing their ads to respond to next week's planned ABC-White House healthcare special are being met with a stiff push back from the network which says it doesn't accept the type of ads Obama opponents want to air.


viernes, 19 de junio de 2009

Hawaii Ending Universal Child Health Care

"People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free," said Dr.

Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. "I don't believe that was the intent of the program."


Day 5 HuffPost liveblogs the Iranian Uprising VIDEO

The latest news, videos, pictures, and tweets, streaming in real time.


Newspaper Adult Classifieds Up 400 Since Craigslist Move

After law enforcement recently pressured Craigslist to be more vigilant in keeping prostitutes from advertising on the site, CEO Jim Buckmaster turned the tables: He began accusing alt-weekly newspapers of unfairly benefiting from Craiglist's misfortunes.


Digital Product reviews

Good list of Andy's reviews, well worth a look...


Senator questions firing of 3 inspectors general

-- He was appointed with fanfare as the public watchdog over the government's multi-billion dollar bailout of the nation's financial system.

But now Neil Barofsky is embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration that delayed one recent inquiry and sparked questions about his ability to freely investigate.


NKorea plans to fire missile toward Hawaii

North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.


Your Credit Score Versus the United States Infographic

The following map shows averages by state, so you can see how you stack up to the rest of the country.


jueves, 18 de junio de 2009

Obama to propose strict new regulation of financial industry

The plan would give the government new powers to seize key companies whose failure jeopardizes the financial system, as well as creation of a watchdog agency to look out for consumers' interests.

The Obama administration this week will propose the most significant new regulation of the financial industry since the Great Depression, including a new


10 Ways to Beat the Rising Cost of Health Care

Talk about a recession double whammy.

It's bad enough that you've been working harder with less prospect of getting a raise. Now it feels as if you can't even afford to get sick.


Kucinich Another 106 billion and all we get is a lousy war

One week after declaring that the United States cannot afford the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq financially or spiritually, Ohios Democratic Rep.

Dennis Kucinich, a staunch anti-war crusader, took aim at Congress for not taking a more active role in any of the war on terror fronts.


22 Porn Stars Test Positive for HIV

Health officials in Los Angeles said Friday that 22 actors in adult-sex movies had contracted HIV since 2004, when a previous outbreak led to efforts to protect employees in California's multibillion-dollar pornography industry.


miércoles, 17 de junio de 2009

Iran updates HuffPost liveblogs the UPRISING video

The latest news, photos, videos, and tweets on the election unrest in Iran.


7 killed in attack in Tehran

Seven people were killed after they reportedly attacked a military post in central Tehran.

Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi had told followers that he will "pay any cost" to contest the country's presidential election results, but said he had little hope his challenge would succeed.


Dream Deferred Americans May Never Retire

The retirement plans of many Americans went out the window in the past year due to the economic downturn, a new survey finds.

A lot of folks now are looking at Plan B, and Plan B means working more and working later in life. It's not unlike what our great-great grandparents planned for, back before the concept of retirement came into vogue.


Federal Reserve to Gain power under Obama plan

The Federal Reserve, already arguably the most powerful agency in the U.S. government, will get sweeping new authority to regulate any company whose failure could endanger the U.S. economy and markets under the Obama administration's regulatory overhaul plan.


KBR Says Abiding By US Laws is a Competitive Disadvantage

In a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing, former Halliburton unit KBR complained that it will be at a competitive disadvantage to win large-scale international contracts because it is being forced to comply with U.S. laws.


martes, 16 de junio de 2009

Ten Tips for Finding Grants to Make Your Business Greener

Here are some helpful hints for businesses interested in earning some extra cash by going green.


Momentum builds for broad debate on legalizing marijuana

The savage Mexican drug war.

Crumbling state budgets. The election of a president who said, "Yes " I inhaled." These developments are kindling unprecedented optimism among the many Americans who want marijuana legalized. Doing so could weaken cartels profiting from U.S. pot sales, save billions in enforcement costs, and generate billions in taxes.


Five Reasons to Suspect Irans Election Results

Allegations of vote-tampering and electoral fraud began in Iran even before voting had finished.

What is the evidence that the poll may have been rigged?


Iran on Fire Continuously updated

Amazing video of Iranians rioting in the streets after the election. Don't miss this!


Dont call what happened in Iran last week an election

I went to the last major Ahmadinejad rally and got the whiff of what I imagine fascism to have been all about.

Lots of splotchy boys who can't get a date are given guns and told they're special.


lunes, 15 de junio de 2009

Iranian election results declared invalid by commission

The president of Iran's own election monitoring commission has declared the result invalid and called for a do-over.


NYTs Nicholas Kristof Says Drugs Won the War on Drugs

This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixons start of the war on drugs, and it now appears that drugs have won.

Weve spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs, Norm Stamper, a former police chief of Seattle told me.


The Revolution Will Be Twittered

Mock not.

As the regime shut down other forms of communication, Twitter survived. With some remarkable results. Those rooftop chants that were becoming deafening in Tehran? A few hours ago, this concept of resistance was spread by a twitter message.


Alaskas Rat Island ratfree after 229 years

Alaska's Rat Island is finally rat-free, 229 years after a Japanese shipwreck spilled rampaging rodents onto the remote Aleutian island, decimating the local bird population. After dropping poison onto...


domingo, 14 de junio de 2009

60 years after Orwell wrote 1984almost reality

60 years after Orwell wrote 1984 and was destroyed by the book, a chilling reminder that his sinister vision is almost reality


Curse Word on Roof Spotted from Space

Students at a UK grammar school used bricks to spell out a certain word for a certain bit of male anatomy on the school's roof.

Then it was spotted by satellite, in a Google Earth image.


18 Photos of Latest Clues in the Flight 447 Crash

Brazilian and French crews begin to locate debris and bodies from the Air France Airbus tragedy


Frank Pushing Bill To Legalize Medical Pot


Barney Frank, the powerful House Democrat from Massachusetts, introduced a bill Thursday to allow states to make their own medical marijuana laws free of federal interference.


Irans Opposition Leader Mousavi Has Been Arrested

According to the Daily Kos, Iran's opposition leader has been placed under house arrest as rioting is becoming out of control.


sábado, 13 de junio de 2009

Miss California Speaks Out After Pageant Firing

She politely disputes the contention that she had not lived up to her contract, but declines to speculate on why she lost her crown.

More to the point, she will not back down, and is looking in only one direction: ahead.


FX Childs Play Review

Andy Bland answers the burning questions about this product - is it as scam? Is it worth buying? Find out inside...


Guardian Data Blog File Sharing Isnt Costing 12bn A Year

Charles Arthur in the guardian tech blog further criticises the claims file sharing is costing 12bn/year.

Proposes another reason the music industry is losing money.


Forex System Affiliate Review

Andy Bland dives into Forex System Affiliate and answers the questions that matter - is it a scam? Is it worth buying? Find out inside...


US House to debate Ron Pauls Audit the Fed bill

After months of activism and lobbying by Congressman Ron Pauls supporters, House Resolution 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, will move out of committee to be debated by the full House of Representatives.


Its police vs police in Mexican drug war

MEXICO CITY " In a hair-raising standoff that sent motorists scrambling for cover, municipal police pulled their guns on masked federal agents in one of Mexicos biggest cities " a stark display of the tensions caused by a crackdown on drug corruption among the countrys lawmen.


viernes, 12 de junio de 2009

Ahmadinejads AntiSemitism May Cost Him Dear

Millions of people in Iran are getting ready to vote in elections to decide whether Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should stay in power.

Ahmadinejad's blunt antisemitism and Holocaust denial have become one of the issues in this presidential race and might cost him dearly in the election.


May US foreclosures third highest on record

U.S. foreclosure activity for May ebbed from April's record, but mortgages still failed at a staggering pace as President Barack Obama's rescue programs had not had time to fully take root, RealtyTrac said on...


A Civil War On Fox News over The Holocaust Museum Shooting

Fox News host Sheppard Smith has provoked a bit of a civil war over the Holocaust Museum shooting today by saying that the Homeland Security report about right wing extremists was a warning and that it was right.

He said the right went bonkers over the report, and then Ralph Peters went on Neil Cavuto's show to attack Smith for defending the report


Woman Who Missed Air France Flight 447 Killed in Car Crash

Johanna Ganthaler and her husband Kurt were on holiday in Brazil and were supposed to take Air France flight 447 back to Paris but they decided to take another flight.

The two pensioners had barely managed to digest the terrible tragedy they had managed to avoid when they involved in a car accident which killed Johanna.


Sea of Red Ink How It Spread From a Puddle

Beyond the sniping between Democrats and Republicans about how the government racked up so much debt, there is enough blame to go around.


jueves, 11 de junio de 2009

Picassos Grandson Says Stolen Drawings Will Be Tracked Down

Pablo Picasso's grandson on Wednesday voiced confidence that a sketchbook of 33 drawings stolen from a Paris museum would be recovered thanks to the Internet and expert police work.


3 People Shot at DC Holocaust Museum

At least two people are said to have been wounded Wednesday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Police said a person walked into the museum armed with a rifle, and shot a security guard.


1st Gitmo Detainee Arrives in US for Trial

U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies according to the Justice Department.


Fed Would Be Shut Down If It Were Audited Expert Says

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet is so out of whack that the central bank would be shut down if subjected to a conventional audit, Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC.


miércoles, 10 de junio de 2009

City Room Republicans Seize Control of State Senate

Democrats appeared in jeopardy of losing their majority in the State Senate on Monday in what would be a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for a party that has controlled the chamber for barely five months.


Guantanamo al Qaeda suspect in New York for trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect accused in the 1998 U.S.

Embassy bombings in Africa was transferred from Guantanamo Bay Tuesday for prosecution in a New York court, the Justice Department said. Ahmed Ghailani will become the first...


Federal Reserve subpoenaed

The congressional panel investigating what happened to all that bank bailout money has issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve, asking them to hand over all documents relating to the takeover of Merrill Lynch by the Bank of America...


2 Democratic New York state Senators pull a Specter

New York Senate majority changes hands as two Democrats switch parties.

Gov. David Patterson blindsided by the move.


Why Isnt Tillers Murderer a Domestic Terrorist

As used in this chapter...(5) the term "domestic terrorism" means activities that - (A)involve acts dangerous to human life


martes, 9 de junio de 2009

Obama Seeks Tax on Wealthy to Fund Health Overhaul

President Barack Obama wants Congress to consider taxing the wealthy instead of workers to pay for a health-care overhaul, as House Democrats discuss a plan to require health insurance for most Americans.


The Huffington Post Interviews Congressman Ron Paul RTX

Kathleen Wells of The Huffington Post interviews 2008 presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) on the subject of foreign policy.

Dr. Paul discusses how even though the administration has changed, the policies haven't.


Major problems found in war spending DUH

In its first report to Congress, the Wartime Contracting Commission presents a bleak assessment of how tens of billions of dollars have been spent since 2001.

The 111-page report documents poor management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as recurring themes in wartime contracting.


George Tillers murder says more violence is coming

The Kansas City man charged with assassinating abortion doctor George Tiller in his church a week ago warned Sunday that more violence is coming. "I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal," Scott Roeder said in one of two phone calls to the Associated Press from prison.


lunes, 8 de junio de 2009

Canadians angered over Buy American rule

By Allan Dowd WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the ''Buy America'' movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt both countries' economies. The...


Gingrich Americans surrounded by paganism

GINGRICH: I am not a citizen of the world.

I am a citizen of the United States because only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator. [...] I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history. We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.


Fed hiring veteran lobbyist To Combat HR 1207

The U.S.

Federal Reserve is on track to hire a veteran lobbyist to help manage its relations with Congress at a time of heightened attention to its role in national affairs, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The Fed plans to hire Linda Robertson, who previously worked for now-defunct energy company Enron, as well as the Clinton


domingo, 7 de junio de 2009

Student Who Wouldnt Stop Using Cell Phone Tasered

"The kid refused to listen," Chief Burton said. "The officer took him by the arm and said, 'You have to go to the office.' The student resisted, pushed the officer.

The officer, defending himself, took out his stun gun and did a drive stun."


US loses just 345000 jobs in May raising hopes

WASHINGTON " Employers throttled back on layoffs in May and cut the fewest jobs in any month since the financial crisis erupted last fall " raising the brightest hope yet that an economic recovery will take hold later this year.


Bill OReilly slammed for lying about CNN coverage

Yet again, blowhard Bill O'Reilly is caught lying.

He wrongly accuses CNN of not reporting about the shooting of two Army recruiters in Little Rock/ Rick Sanchez call him out for his lies and shows that the record proves otherwise.


sábado, 6 de junio de 2009

Ethanols Grocery Bill

The Obama Administration is pushing a big expansion in ethanol, including a mandate to increase the share of the corn-based fuel required in gasoline to 15% from 10%.

Apparently no one in the Administration has read a pair of new studies, one from its own EPA, that expose ethanol as a bad deal for consumers with little environmental benefit.


Sean Hannitys complete break with reality

Claim's Obama said we are a Muslim Nation.


Judge Rules Enough Evidence To Hold Officer On Murder Charge

Thanks to a video captured by a cell phone, a California judge ruled Thursday that enough evidence exists to hold over former transit police officer Johannes Mehserle on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old man at an Oakland, California, transit station on New Year's Day.


FTC shuts allegedly rogue Internet provider

The federal government has severed the Internet connection of a company accused of helping criminals serve up a "witches' brew" of nasty content online, from computer viruses to child pornography.


Obama admits US involvement in Iran coup in 1953

US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh...


Yoo Admits He Fixed Law Around Bushs Torture Policy

Former Justice Department Attorney John Yoo suggested in no uncertain terms that Bush administration officials sought to legalize torture and that he and his former boss, Jay Bybee, fixed the law around the Bush administrations policy.


viernes, 5 de junio de 2009

Give it away youll enjoy it Gates tells rich

OSLO (Reuters Life!) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Wednesday that billionaires ought to give away most of their wealth to charitable causes, and they would even find they enjoyed it. Gates has given much of his wealth from Microsoft, the...


Countrywides Angelo Mozilo Poster Boy for Mortgage Crisis

Today the SEC is accusing Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo of fraud.

The writing is on the wall in this LAT story. As the mortgage industry went into a nose dive in late 2006-2007, Mozilo cashed out about $140 million in stock options, becoming one of the highest-paid executives in the country"through aggressive divestment of his own company's stock!


Hal Turner Arrested

As reported in the Hartford Courant, Hal Turner has been arrested for asking his audience to kill two elected officials and an official from a regulatory agency. Finally, someone is treating the advocates for domestic terrorism the right way.


Marijuana Reform Questions Once Again Popular In White House

Questions pertaining to marijuana law reform are among the most popular public policy issues, as voted on by the public, in a new White House online poll.


How to remove Fox News from your Dish Network program guide

Most digital cable and direct broadcast satellite systems offer interactive program guides.

Even DirecTV, which is owned by News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, offers the ability to create a customized version of the program guide that includes only the channels you care about. It's not quite as user-friendly as Dish Network, but...


Barack Obama and the kings bling

Barack Obama was greeted with an elaborate welcoming ceremony and given an ornate gold necklace by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the country.


Journalist claims story suppressed on BushIraq in 1999

The journalist and author, Russ Baker, says he had a taped interview of Bushs onetime biographer in which he says Bush told him he intended to invade Iraq as early as 1999, during his presidential campaign.

The interview with former Bush ghostwriter Mickey Herskowitz took place before the 2004 election.


jueves, 4 de junio de 2009

Why the Air France plane crashed

From Salon's "Ask the Pilot:" Lightning and turbulence.

Did one or a combination of these things cause the crash of Air France Flight 447 over the South Atlantic on Sunday evening? The evidence, scant as it is, suggests it might have.


Atheist nations are more peaceful

The 2009 Global Peace Index has just been released, put it together by assessing 23 criteria, including foreign wars, internal conflicts, respect for human rights, the number of murders, the number of people in jail, the arms trade, and degrees of democracy. Secular nations score the highest.


Chicago Law Banning Handguns in City Upheld by Court

Of course this law only applies to law abiding citizens.

Criminals will keep their weapons.


Canadas marijuana seller aims to take down US drug war

Known as the Prince of Pot, Emery has sold millions of marijuana seeds around the world by mail over the past decade. "He's a drug trafficker, plain and simple," said the DEA's Rodney Benson in 2006. "Marc Emery is a significant threat to the United States."


miércoles, 3 de junio de 2009

Colbert Thrilled Conservatives Dont Know Hes Joking

Colbert the character, a right-wing blowhard on a one-man mission to reeducate the ignorant, is convincing enough that a recent Ohio State University study found that a majority of conservatives polled believed Colbert the man was one of them.

The irony couldn't please him more. "I'm thrilled by it!" he says.


North Korea the dead land

Hyok Kang, who escaped from his oppressive homeland in 1998, provides a unique and harrowing insight into Kim Jong-il's dictatorship, which can build nuclear weapons - but not feed its people


China Blocks Twitter Flickr Bing and Livecom

It seems that as of today, the Chinese authorities have blocked internet access to Twitter, Flickr, Bing,, and several other sites...


North Koreas Next Kim Dads Favorite Kim Jong Un

The youngest of Kim Jong Il's three known sons is also the most like him in personality and viciousness.

He is now also the heir apparent.


martes, 2 de junio de 2009

Court challenge aims to legalize all Cannabis use in Canada

The most recent restrictions for medical Cannabis producers struck down were virtually identical to ones that were found to be previously unconstitutional by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The rules "create an alliance between the government and the black market," to supply medicine for Canadians. "It is time for the vicious cycle to end."


OReily gets slapped

We all know that O'Reily is a clown.

But this article raises questions about how much he may be responsible.


Air France jet with 215 passengers missing off Brazil

An Air France passenger jet with 215 people on board is missing after dropping off the radar over the Atlantic near the Brazilian coast on Monday, a Paris airport official said.


Cheney Offers Support For Gay Marriage

Dick Cheney rarely takes a position that places him at a more progressive tilt than President Obama.

But on Monday, the former vice president did just that, saying that he supports gay marriage as long as it is deemed legal by state and not federal government.


lunes, 1 de junio de 2009

Petrol prices defy recession to close in on 1 a litre

The spectre of 1 a litre petrol is returning to haunt hard-pressed motorists at UK forecourts.


RNC Slams Obama For Romantic Date With Michelle in New York

Yes, the Republicans went there. Would the RNC slam them if they had stayed sequestered? Probably. Since that would mean they weren't helping the economy.


Brothers Die While Trying to Save Puppy From House Fire

Firefighters say 11 people lived in the home: seven adults and four children.

Very little is left to salvage. And this is only the beginning of the family's problems.Firefighters tried to save two young boys who hid in a bathtub to escape the flames, but they just couldn't do it. Mario Angel Cisneros, 5, and David Alexander Cisneros, 4, later died.


Bikers recruit retarded people

Treatment centres say that biker gangs and criminal groups recruit retarded people and use them as henchmen in serious crime.