Thursday, May 5, 2011

Republican Presidential Candidate Debate-LIVE Coverage 05/05 by Commoncents Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Republican Presidential Candidate Debate-LIVE Coverage 05/05 by Commoncents Radio | Blog Talk Radio
The first Presidential Candidate Debate of this election season is in Greeville, SC today. Travinyle1 will bebroadcasting live on location from the site of the debate, while Jay, DOCDLB, Rusty, CT and others hold it down "in-the studio" with complete coverage and analysis of the republican participants. Also a round-table discussion on other possible candidates, their policies and politics, the declared and as-yet-to-be declared candidates onthe democrat side of the aisle as well, and much more.

Obama Ground Zero Visit: 9/11 Family Invited To Presidential Ground Zero Visit Opts Out

Obama Ground Zero Visit: 9/11 Family Invited To Presidential Ground Zero Visit Opts Out - South Florida
As 50 carefully selected families prepare to join President Barack Obama for a ceremony at the World Trade Center site Thursday, one of the invited 9/11 families have decided to pass on the Commander-in-chief's visit.

Although many consider it to be a once in a lifetime invitation, the Vigiano family of Deer Park, Long Island have respectfully declined.

"If this form letter was the invitation, it was kinda lame," John Vigiano told PIX 11 News when describing the email invitation sent to him from the White House.

Video: Security cameras captured a thief who shoplifted two cases of beer but ended up tripping and falling in the parking lot.

Jan and John Vigiano received the email invite Tuesday and admitted that they nearly deleted it, thinking it was spam. The private invitation complete with the White House seal informed the couple about President Obama's visit to the World Trade Center site just days after news broke about Osama bin Laden's death.

What rubbed the Vigiano's the wrong way was not what the email said, but how it was addressed.

"It says 'Dear 9-11 family member,' - no names" " John Vigiano said, reading the invite aloud to PIX 11 cameras. "I don't know if its disrespectful, but it doesn't work for me."

The Vigianos lost both their sons on September 11, 2001. John Vigiano Jr. was 36, and a FDNY firefighter, while their youngest Joe Vigiano was an emergency services detective with the NYPD.

"There is no closure," a sobbing John Vigiano said. "There is none."

The Vigiano family is just one of fifty families sent the exclusive invitation to meet the President at what is being billed as a historic visit to Ground Zero Thursday. With all that considered, the mourning father says he's not going.

"I'm honored the President of the United States is coming to New York," he said. "[But] to me its just going to be a photo op."

Jeannie Evans, of Elmont, who lost her baby brother firefighter Robert Evans on 9/11 will also not be there Thursday. She wasn't invited.

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Staged: White House “Situation Room” Photos Part Of Bin Laden Fable

Staged: White House “Situation Room” Photos Part Of Bin Laden Fable

Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, May 5, 2011

In addition to images of President Obama’s address to the American public on Sunday night, it has emerged that the dramatic photos of Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton and members of the White House security team watching the assassination of Bin Laden “live” were in fact completely staged, casting further doubt on the ever-changing official account of the operation.

On Tuesday, the White House released provocative images that purported to show, “US President Barack Obama watching live footage of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.”

In one particularly dramatic photo, Hillary Clinton is seen with her hand anxiously clasped over her mouth as if reacting to a crucial event. Other photos show Obama and his staff with stern faces as they discuss the operation while it unfolds.

The photos were described by many as having “historical significance,” forming a “captivating” record of Obama’s greatest success and being the “defining moment” of his Presidency.

We were also told by the media that, “The leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.”

“US president Barack Obama along with his high-level team, watched live coverage in the White House, as the commandos gunned down the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden Via a video camera fixed to the helmet of a US Navy Seal,” it was also reported.

US chief counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan claimed that the head cameras that fed audio and video back to the White House, allowed Obama and his staff to track the operation “on an ongoing basis”.

But the claims have been proven to be completely fraudulent.

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Alongside the crumbling official narrative of the operation to kill Bin Laden, it has emerged that Obama, Clinton and their staff saw virtually nothing whatsoever of the mission that allegedly led to the assassination of Bin Laden, because according to CIA director Leon Panetta, there was a 25 minute blackout of the live feed which was cut off before the US Navy SEALS even entered the building.

“A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound,” reports the London Telegraph.

In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.

The notion that Obama “saw the terror chief shot in the left eye” live on video is a total fabrication. At best, the photos were cynically misrepresented by the White House and the mainstream media, at worst, they were completely staged to add a contrived dramatic spin to the unfolding wall-to-wall press coverage of the Bin Laden fable, which is becoming more convoluted with each passing day.

The key image that clearly indicates the photos were staged is the shot of Hillary Clinton with her hand over her mouth. Clinton looks shocked as if she has witnessed something disturbing, obviously implying that she is watching a live shootout or someone being assassinated, when in fact she saw nothing of the kind because the feed was cut before the SEALS entered the compound. The White House was careful to not describe this image as representing the moments during which the SEALS stormed the building, but the implication was clear, and the establishment media did the work for them, reporting that the picture depicted Obama and Clinton, “watching intently as the raid takes place,” another total falsehood.

Former top spymaster Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, a man who worked under five different US Presidents, has been proven correct in his assertion that the photos were “Nonsense….total make-up, make believe,” and proof that Americans were being held captive to a “theater of the absurd”.

The entire account of the Bin Laden raid is fast turning into a Jerry Bruckheimer-style fictional made for TV movie, just as the Jessica Lynch “rescue” was scripted for public consumption, solely to elicit contrived patriotism and pro-war sentiment amongst the American people.

The Osama Bin Laden Death Hoax

California Considers Shorter School Year

California Considers Shorter School Year | NBC San Diego
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California's budget crisis has come to this: kids may not be able to go to school for the full school year.

If no new taxes are passed to help fund education, Gov. Jerry Brown and school leaders say shutting down school a month early - or 20 instructional days - is a real possibility.

That could happen as early as this fall, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Hawaii took similar drastic measures in the 2009-10 school year, slashing 17 days.

There are major obstacles the governor and school leaders would need to cross to impose a month long closure - particularly getting approval from teachers unions and lawmakers.

Over the past two years, many California school districts have sliced their school year to below the 180-day calendar that was the state standard and remains so nationwide.

For example, Elk Grove reduced their school year to 175 days - the state minimum.

There is no legislative proposal drawn up right now. So for now, districts plan on saving money next year by relying on larger class sizes and getting rid of bus transportation.

They say they may consider school-year reductions, depending on what the governor proposes.

For more on the changing state of California politics check out PropZero.

Source: California Considers Shorter School Year | NBC San Diego

Osama bin Laden: Hillary Clinton 'no idea' what they were watching

Osama bin Laden: Hillary Clinton 'no idea' what they were watching - Telegraph

Hillary Clinton has said she has "no idea" what she and the rest of Barack Obama's national security team were watching at the precise moment a photographer snapped what has become the defining image of the Osama bin Laden operation.

Mrs Clinton said the raid was "38 of the most intense minutes" in her life, but her expression and the fact that her hand is covering her mouth might not convey any special significance.

The US secretary of state, who suffers from allergies, says she was embarrassed that her hand gesture may have only been her trying to stifle a cough or sneeze.

The secretary spoke at a press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ahead of a diplomatic meeting on Libya.

Mrs Clinton added that the battle against al-Qaeda continues despite bin Laden's death.

"Let us not forget that the battle to stop al-Qaeda and its affiliates does not end with one death. We have to renew our resolve," Mrs Clinton said.

"The death of bin Laden deals a significant strategic blow to al-Qaeda," she said, adding: "His ideology of hatred and violence is thankfully being rejected in what we see going on in the Middle East and Africa."

"Our resolve is even stronger following bin Laden's death because we know it will have an impact on those who are in the battlefield in Afghanistan."

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Stephen Harper seeks majority to dissolve Canada in favor of North American Union

Stephen Harper seeks majority to dissolve Canada in favor of North American Union | PRESS Core – Evidentiary News, World News, Special Reports, Technology, Health, Videos, Polls

If I’m elected I’ll give Canada to the US. I am American.

Mel Hurtig, the former elected leader of the National Party of Canada, a noted Canadian author and publisher, and the founder of the Council of Canadians has revealed that senior elected representatives and advisors to the Conservative Party, are currently planning a scheme to dissolve Canada in favor of North American Union. Harper is seeking a majority government (for the 4th time) in order to implement this treasonous agenda.

Harper’s appearance at the New York City based Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) on September 25 2007, was made to officially endorse and express his commitment for the US North American Union agenda.

Harvard University educated CNN Veteran anchor Lou Dobbs, confirmed the official endorsement of the Stephen Harper Minority Conservative government on North American Union, or “New America”.

Mr. Harper has been apparently directed by the principal funders of the Conservative Party of Canada, which are ideologically linked to the CFR, to assimilate Canada into a new “Fortress North America” which is controlled by the U.S. political-military-industrial complex. The Council of Foreign Relations had instructed Harper to implement the plan by no later than 2010. Harper has since been trying to form and lead a majority government. Fortunately for Canada and all Canadians Harper has not been handed a majority government by the voters.

Even with a minority government Stephen Harper’s government has been secretly and unlawfully harmonizing various Canadian government departments and agencies with U.S. governmental agencies – to expedite the assimilation of Canada into the neo-conservative vision of a “Fortress North America”. One such move took place in February 2011 – before Harper’s government was dissolved for corruption that included charges of elections fraud, contempt of Parliament and non-confidence.

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Jump Due to Anomolies

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Jump Due to Anomolies - Bloomberg

The number of claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, pushed up by auto-plant shutdowns and other unusual events that seasonal variations failed to take into account, the Labor Department said.

Applications for jobless benefits jumped by 43,000 to 474,000 in the week ended April 30, the most since August, Labor Department figures showed today. A spring break holiday inNew York, a new emergency benefits program in Oregon and auto shutdowns caused by the disaster in Japan were the main reasons for the surge, a Labor Department spokesman said as the data was released to the press.

Even before last week, claims had drifted up, raising concern the improvement in the labor market has stalled. Employers added 185,000 workers to payrolls in April, fewer than in the prior month, and the unemployment rate held at 8.8 percent, economists project a Labor Department report to show tomorrow.

“April seems to have shown a little bit of a slowdown,” Thomas Simons, an economist at Jefferies Group Inc. in New York, said before the report. “We haven’t seen as rapid an improvement in the labor market as we’ve seen in previous months.”

Stock-index futures dropped after the report. The contract on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index maturing in June fell 0.6 percent to 1,334.5 at 8:37 a.m. in New York. Treasury securities rose, sending the yield on the benchmark 10-year note down to 3.16 percent from 3.22 percent late yesterday.

Why Didn’t We Capture the Terrorist Kingpin and Interrogate Him?

Why Didn’t We Capture the Terrorist Kingpin and Interrogate Him?

Washington’s Blog
May 5, 2011

I’m as happy as the next red-blooded American that Bin Laden is dead.

For more than a decade, the government has said that Bin Laden is the world’s worst terrorist, a terrorist kingpin, the head of the worst terrorist group in the world.

But if we captured and interrogated him, he could have spilled a lot of beans which would help prevent future terrorist attacks.


But as the Atlantic reports today:

There’s one option the administration appears to have never seriously considered: taking bin Laden alive.


The administration had made clear to the military’s clandestine Joint Special Operations Command that it wanted bin Laden dead, according to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the discussions. A high-ranking military officer briefed on the assault said the SEALs knew their mission was not to take him alive.

The White House now admits that Bin Laden wasn’t armed, so why wasn’t he captured? The government says that the Seals who entered the compound thought he was reaching for a weapon.

That might be true, although Bin Laden wasn’t exactly a healthy spring chicken. Indeed, Bin Laden was already pretty sickly by late 2001. (Don’t worry: This post won’t go down any rabbit holes regarding claims that Bin Laden died years ago.)

As CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen – who met Bin Laden and studied Bin Laden and his operation for many years – told CNN in 2002:

He’s aged enormously between ’97 and October of last year.

This is a man who was clearly not well. I mean, as you see from these pictures here, he’s really, by December he’s looking pretty terrible. But by December, of course, that tape that was aired then, he’s barely moving the left side of his body. So he’s clearly got diabetes. He has low blood pressure. He’s got a wound in his foot. He’s apparently got dialysis … for kidney problems.

I mean, this is a man who has a number of health problems, apart from the fact that anybody running around the Afghan mountains is not going to be in great shape.

Indeed, the oldest – and second-largest – French newspaper claims that Bin Laden was in the hospital for kidney failure two months before 9/11. As the Guardian notes:

Two months before September 11 Osama bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.

The disclosures are known to come from French intelligence which is keen to reveal the ambiguous role of the CIA, and to restrain Washington from extending the war to Iraq and elsewhere.

Bin Laden is reported to have arrived in Dubai on July 4 from Quetta in Pakistan with his own personal doctor, nurse and four bodyguards, to be treated in the urology department.


Bin Laden has often been reported to be in poor health. Some accounts claim that he is suffering from Hepatitis C, and can expect to live for only two more years.

According to Le Figaro, last year he ordered a mobile dialysis machine to be delivered to his base at Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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