Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ed Schultz Gets Pounded Into The Ground On Libya By Jeremy Scahill

This is how it is DONE!

"It Doesn't Matter Whether You Voted For John McCain Or Barack Obama You...

South Carolina's Own Jack Hunter On Freedom Watch

Judge Napolitano - FED Gave Out Trillions

Saudi Nuclear Weapons in the Persian Gulf

Saudi Nuclear Weapons in the Persian Gulf

Overlooked in the welter of fast-moving events throughout the Arab world was a Saudi Arabian call for transforming the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into "an entity identical to the (27-nation) European Union" — plus nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia has grown impatient. "Waiting for Godot," Samuel Beckett's famous play, depicts the "meaninglessness of life," with its repetitive plot, where nothing much happens. In Saudi eyes, that's Iran and its secret nuclear weapons program. And eye-drop Western sanctions have done zip to deter Iran's aging theocrats.

Iran began nuclear research with French assistance in the 1960s. In 1972, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi told this reporter that Iran would one day be a nuclear power. Britain had relinquished all its geopolitical responsibilities east of Suez in 1968.

Under the Nixon Doctrine that followed the British withdrawal from the Persian Gulf, the Shahanshah ("King of Kings") became the "Guardian" (and gendarme) from the Strait of Hormuz to Kuwait.

Ron Paul Discusses Fed Reserve Document Release On Bloomberg

Congressman Paul discusses the documents the Fed released by court order today.

Israel may build artificial island off Gaza Strip coast

Israel may build artificial island off Gaza Strip coast

Israel to build island to steal oil

Israel is considering plans to build an artificial island off the coast of theGaza Strip to house a sea and airport, and encourage tourism in the area.

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli minister for transport, said the plan had been under consideration for many months and had been encouraged byBinyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. He said it would also relieve Israel of the obligation to be the transit point for goods into the enclave.

The Gaza Strip has no sea port and its airport was destroyed. The area is the sixth most crowded place in the world. Since 2007, Israel, which controls the majority of Gaza's borders has only allowed limited kinds of goods into Gaza and allowed very few exports out. Gazans have got round restrictions by smuggling goods from Egypt through tunnels

Libya: Britain backs Clinton view that UN has sanctioned arming rebels

Libya: Britain backs Clinton view that UN has sanctioned arming rebels

David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions

David Cameron told the Commons at PMQs there was a legal basis for supplying arms to Libyan rebels. Photograph: PA

Britain threw its weight behind the US declaration that the UN had provided a legal basis to supply arms to rebel forces in Libya in limited circumstances, though ministers would act with "extreme care" before making any decision, David Cameron said.

In a sign that Britain was in no rush to ship arms to the rebels, William Hague, the foreign secretary, warned that sending weapons could have "unforeseeable and unknown consequences".

The government set out its thinking on arming the rebels ahead of news last night that President Barack Obama has signed a secret government order that authorises covert help to the Libyan rebels by such organisations as the CIA.

Secrets Revealed: Fed Unveils Bank Loans Made During the Crisis .com

Secrets Revealed: Fed Unveils Bank Loans Made During the Crisis

A massive cache of documents released by the Federal Reserve Thursday reveals that banks from every corner of the globe, large and small, turned to the U.S. government’s emergency bailout program for help as the credit crisis exploded in late 2008.

In addition to global banking giants such as Bank of New York Mellon (BK: 29.87, +0.20, +0.67%) and Morgan Stanley (MS: 27.32, +0.09, +0.33%), the documents show numerous, small regional banks tapped the Fed’s discount window, especially banks from areas hard hit by collapsing real estate markets, such as California.

Dexia, Erste Group and Depfa, were among the foreign banks that turned to the Fed as credit markets dried up and banks had no other alternative but to seek U.S. government bailout dollars.

Other big foreign borrowers were Norinchukin Bank of Japan, Bank of Scotland, and Germany’s Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg and France’s Societe Generale.

The Fed released the trove of information after a lengthy court battle initiated by media outlets including FOX Business, which sought the data under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Al-Qaeda 100% Pentagon Run

Geoengineering Time Lapse over SLC March 29 2011

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Clinton To Congress: Obama Would Ignore Your War Resolutions

Clinton To Congress: Obama Would Ignore Your War Resolutions

Update: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who asked Clinton about the War Powers Act during a classified briefing, said Clinton and the administration are sidestepping the measure's provisions giving Congress the ability to put a 60-day time limit on any military action.

"They are not committed to following the important part of the War Powers Act," he told TPM in a phone interview. "She said they are certainly willing to send reports [to us] and if they issue a press release, they'll send that to us too."

The White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a classified briefing to House members Wednesday afternoon.

Clinton was responding to a question from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) about the administration's response to any effort by Congress to exercise its war powers, according to a senior Republican lawmaker who attended the briefing.

The answer surprised many in the room because Clinton plainly admitted the administration would ignore any and all attempts by Congress to shackle President Obama's power as commander in chief to make military and wartime decisions. In doing so, he would follow a long line of Presidents who have ignored the act since its passage, deeming it an unconstitutional encroachment on executive power.

Other than that, the lawmaker said he learned nothing new during the classified briefing by Clinton, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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At least 40 civilians dead in Tripoli strikes

At least 40 civilians dead in Tripoli strikes

NATO's idea of humanitarian aid is 40 dead civilians
Remnants of a shell that hit a hospital following an explosion at a nearby army ammunition depot is seen on a bed in the town of Mizdah, about 180 km south of Tripoli March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

ROME (Reuters) - At least 40 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Western forces on Tripoli, the top Vatican official in the Libyan capital told a Catholic news agency on Thursday, quoting witnesses.

"The so-called humanitarian raids have killed dozens of civilian victims in some neighborhoods of Tripoli," said Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli.

"I have collected several witness accounts from reliable people. In particular, in the Buslim neighborhood, due to the bombardments, a civilian building collapsed, causing the death of 40 people," he told Fides, the news agency of the Vatican missionary arm.

Libyan officials have taken foreign reporters to the sites of what they say were the aftermath of Western air strikes on Tripoli but evidence of civilian casualties has been inconclusive.

Obese man dies after found fused to chair

Obese man dies after found fused to chair

A morbidly obese man is dead after he was found fused to a chair that he had been stuck on for two years.

The 43-year-old man from Bellaire, Ohio, was discovered unconscious on Sunday by his girlfriend.

Emergency crews had to pry him free, as his skin was stuck to the recliner with urine, feces and maggots.

Local reports say one officer threw away his uniform because the conditions were so putrid.

"The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It's unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that," Jim Chase, a code enforcer, told local news station WTRF.

A hole was cut in the wall of the home to remove the heavy man.

Officials said his girlfriend, who lived with him along with another roommate, told investigators she fed the man in his chair, as he complained of leg pain.

The unidentified man was transported to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscription

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions

A RadioShack in Montana is making headlines — and doing a brisk business — by offering free guns to new Dish Network customers.

"Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun," reads the sign over the door of a Hamilton, MT, RadioShack. The promo has been running since October and the store's owner says it's tripled the business in that time. It's also made the store a bit of a local landmark.

"We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign," the Shack's manager tells local paper the Ravalli Republic.

Marine Corps Steps Up Suicide Prevention Efforts to Halt Deadly Trend

Marine Corps Steps Up Suicide Prevention Efforts to Halt Deadly Trend

The note begins, “Grandpa, I just wanted to give you my thanks for being a great influence in my life.”

Former Marine Sgt. Dana O’Brien can barely make it through the first line before tears begin streaming down his face. It was sent from his grandson, Marine Cpl. Daniel O’Brien during one of his two tours of duty in Iraq.

On the surface, Cpl. O’Brien appeared to have a lot to live for. He was a good Marine with a promising career ahead of him. And he had a beautiful baby girl, Alexis, who, it is clear from the photographs of the two, really seemed to love her daddy.

But on the inside, O’Brien was tormented. His wife, also a Marine had recently left him. And after an altercation on base at the Marine Air Station in Beaufort, S.C., he thought his career was over. In July 2009, he took his own life.

O'Brien's death was part of an alarming trend: Fifty-two Marines committed suicide that year, a record high, and the military is still struggling to deal with an elevated suicide rate among those who serve.

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The Commoncents Show Thursday Morning with Jay 3/31/2011 - Commoncents Radio | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

The Commoncents Show Thursday Morning with Jay 3/31/2011 - Commoncents Radio | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Unpaid jobs: The new normal? - Fortune Management

Unpaid jobs: The new normal?

While businesses are generally wary of the risks of using unpaid labor, companies that have used free workers say it can pay off when done right.

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor

FORTUNE -- With nearly 14 million unemployed workers in America, many have gotten sodesperate that they're willing to work for free. While some businesses are wary of the legal risks and supervision such an arrangement might require, companies that have used free workers say it can pay off when done right.

"People who work for free are far hungrier than anybody who has a salary, so they're going to outperform, they're going to try to please, they're going to be creative," says Kelly Fallis, chief executive of Remote Stylist, a Toronto and New York-based startup that provides Web-based interior design services. "From a cost savings perspective, to get something off the ground, it's huge. Especially if you're a small business."

Detroit loses a staggering 25% of its population in a decade

Detroit loses a staggering 25% of its population in a decade

The post industrial agenda is moving forward

Detroit could probably use another Eminem boost following Tuesday's news that it lost 25% of its residents from 2000 to 2010.

You may remember the catchy Chrysler ad during January's Super Bowl.

To the sounds of a jangly guitar, the rapper drives through the city's gritty streets, telling the viewer, "This is the Motor City and this is what we do."

The spot ends with "Imported From Detroit," a message that may have a new meaning, given the latest census numbers.

Webster Tarpley: Al Qaeda does US dirty work in Libya

Webster Tarpley: Al Qaeda does US dirty work in Libya:

March 31, 2011

It’s been nearly two weeks since the US entered Libya and there is still no clear indication on who the rebels really are. Webster Tarpley, an investigative journalist says the US is supporting al-Qaeda, and racists on the ground. The world should ask America, “What are you doing arming and promoting al-Qaeda fighters in Libya?” he said.

Gaddafi will stay in Libya "until the end"

Gaddafi will stay in Libya "until the end"

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will stay in the country "until the end" to lead it to victory against its enemies, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Speaking after former Foreign Secretary Moussa Koussa defected and flew to Britain on Wednesday, the spokesman said Western air strikes against Libya had only united its top leadership against "a clear enemy."

"If this aggression did anything, it only rallied people around the leader and the unity of the nation," Mussa Ibrahim said in Tripoli. "Especially now. They see a clear enemy."

Asked if Gaddafi and his sons were still in the country, he said: "Rest assured, we are all here. We will remain here until the end. This is our country. We are strong on every front."

Full Segment Including Chemtrails Exposed on Scene On 7 WSPA TV Greenville South Carolina

The entire segment of my appearance on Scene On 7

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