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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Video Essay: Flight 93 Victims Not Forgotten

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Run to Remember 9-11

American troops in Afghanistan donned shorts and sneakers Friday to run in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as they fight a war that was born of that day but now faces waning public support.About 1,000 service members ran about 5.5 miles at the main U.S. base, both to commemorate the anniversary and remember troops who have died in nearly eight years of fighting.....

Spirit of 9/11:Service or security....?:Obama observes anniversary as president saddled with 2 wars spurred by attacks

The nation observes its first Sept. 11, 2001, commemoration Friday with a new president, but continues to grapple with the best response to attacks that changed the global dynamic and remain embedded in the national psyche.Americans stand divided over the U.S. approach to national security. U.S. troops fight an ongoing and increasingly difficult war in Afghanistan against an amorphous enemy while President Obama tries to reset the nation's image in the world....
Picture Left:A woman holds a picture of a loved before the ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Friday Sept. 11, 2009 in New York. (AP)

On anniversary,stock market closes at exact 9/11 level:"Eerie coincidence or coded Wall Street tribute...?"

FDR famously said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”Whether or not that mantra extends to business, everyday life or the ‘free’ market is up for debate, and perhaps subject to one’s personal convictions.At any rate, the stock market, at the center of today’s economic crisis, closed on the eighth anniversary of 9/11 at nearly the exact same level the Dow Jones industrial average was at the day of that tragedy. Was this an eerie coincidence or some kind of coded Wall Street tribute...

Utah City Pays Tribute to 9/11 with Citywide Emergency Drill

Lindon city is remembering 9/11 by holding a citywide emergency drill.Police Chief Cody Cullimore said natural disaster drills took place Friday morning in every school in the city. "So that we could safely account for every child in the school and determine if the buildings are OK to shelter those children," he said....

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nation marks 9/11 with acts of volunteerism

The selfless spirit that helped mend a stricken nation eight years ago was renewed. Volunteers marked 9/11 Friday by tilling gardens, writing letters to soldiers, setting out flags—and, at ground zero, by joining the somber ritual of reading the names of the lost.President Barack Obama, who observed his first Sept. 11 as president by declaring it a national day of service, laid a wreath Friday at the Pentagon and, with wife Michelle, helped paint the living room of a Habitat for Humanity house in Washington....

CNN PANIC in DC on 911 Anniversary

The U.S. Coast Guard fired on a suspicious boat in the Potomac River in central Washington, D.C., amid high security while September 11 memorial ceremonies were being held nearby at the Pentagon, CNN reported on Friday....
--Coast Guard: 'Routine' training exercise on Potomac...
--Departures from National Airport halted after TV report...
--TALE OF THE TAPE: CNN broadcasts audio of Coast Guard 'speaking to suspicious boat'...


--'Bang, bang, bang'...
--White House slams CNN...
--Gibbs Lectures: 'Check before reporting'...

Worldwide Search for New Videos of 9/11 Attacks

A camera in Brooklyn points through a chain-link fence at black smoke pouring from one skyscraper, while a plane pierces another. Papers fly through the sky; some of them end up in the filmmakers' hands.That evening — Sept. 11, 2001 — another camera finds firefighters trudging through dust-caked streets, carrying their helmets or a spare pair of shoes. The spindly facade of the World Trade Center is before them....

Google Ignores 9/11 as Other Search Engines Commemorate Solemn Anniversary

Google is well known for the clever logos it often drapes over its home page on holidays and some anniversaries, such as the Internet behemoth's own birthday.But on the solemn eighth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, while rivals including Ask.com and Microsoft's Bing.com offered prominent commemoration displays, it was just another day for the biggest search engine of them all....
Picture Left:The Google home page on Sept. 11, 2009.

ACORN Fires More Officials for Helping 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in Washington Office

Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers' Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel.The firings came less than 24 hours after another pair of ACORN officials from the group's Baltimore office were canned for instructing the "pimp" and "prostitute" how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador that pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes....
--VIDEO
--Hidden Video Prompts ACORN Firings VIDEO
Picture Left:An official in ACORN's Washington office advises a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute during a videotaped meeting in July.(James O'Keefe)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

LOONEY TUNES WATCH:"Chavez' World Tour..."

--Chavez:"We have to help Obama":'I have no reason to call him the devil, and I hope that I am right'
--Chavez walks Venice red carpet with Oliver Stone:'He's a guy you should meet and get to know. ... He's the star of the movie'
--Tens of thousands protest Chavez in Venezuela: 'We have 11 years with the same faces, the same problems'

Secret Service bans CNBC's Santelli from White House:Gibbs previously invited reporter, but now says agents probably won't allow him

It's been nearly seven months since CNBC reporter Rick Santelli took a stand against the Obama administration, which inspired the tea party movement - and the White House hasn't forgotten.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked by CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood why the administration decided to go after Santelli after his Feb. 19 call for a metaphorical revolt over President Barack Obama's economic policies....

DHS nominee omitted ties to biotech:Advised lobby funded by pharmaceutical industry to push anthrax vaccines

President Obama's nominee at the Department of Homeland Security overseeing bioterrorism defense has served as a key adviser for a lobbying group funded by the pharmaceutical industry that has asked the government to spend more money for anthrax vaccines and biodefense research.But Dr. Tara O'Toole, whose confirmation as undersecretary of science and technology is pending, never reported her involvement with the lobbying group called the Alliance for Biosecurity in a recent government ethics filing...

OBAMA'S CZARS WARS WATCH

--WND's Klein 'brings down radical Obama official'

--GOP's Pence: Suspend 'czar' appointments

--Glenn Beck: Jones quit 'under cover of darkness'

--N.Y. Times finally covers Van Jones – after he quits

--Van Jones' departure inspires: 'Who's next?'

Why some Van Jones friends are happy about exit:'Progressive' says his voice will be bigger than ever

Perhaps you think the Van Jones appointment as a White House czar was an aberration and, now that he is gone, America will never hear from him again.

Obama's Perfect Storm of Controversy

White House:"Van Jones Did Not Fill Out 63-Question,Seven-Page Questionnaire"

"I asked a White House official today if Van Jones filled out that famous seven-page, 63-question questionnaire that the White House put forward to everyone who was either going to have a Cabinet position or a high-ranking advisory position in the White House. Van Jones did not," Fox News White House Correspondent Major Garrett reported Monday.
--Fox News: Mainstream print and broadcast media ignore Van Jones: timeline of who reported what and when
--Andrew Breitbart: Couric should look in mirror

Most Major News Outlets Largely Ignore Van Jones Controversy

Americans who rely on the network broadcasts or the nation's top newspapers for their news may have just learned about the weekend resignation of President Obama's "green jobs czar" or the firestorm of controversy that was set off weeks ago by the revelation of his past provocative statements.Most of the major news outlets, like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CBS ignored the swelling heat surrounding former White House environmental adviser Van Jones and the videos surfacing of his controversial statements....

Obama Avoids Politics In School Speech

President Obama plans to tell the nation's school children that they ultimately are most responsible for their own education.
The White House posted Obama's remarks Monday, for a speech scheduled Tuesday, on its Web site....

NBC News to Bloggers:"Don’t Say or Think Anything Controversial"

Message from Meet the Press:"the Internet is disinformation, the corporate media is the truth..."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lubbock woman sues President Obama

A Lubbock woman is suing President Obama.Dr. Penny Kelso of Lubbock and other members of the Tatriot's Heart Media Group claim that Obama's real name is Barry Soetoro. They claim he is an Indonesian citizen and therefore not entitled to be President....
CLICK HERE to read the lawsuit. It is a 4.3 MB file and so it might take a moment to load.

Health care reform means more power for the IRS

There’s been a lot of discussion about the new and powerful federal agencies that would be created by the passage of a national health care bill. The Health Choices Administration, the Health Benefits Advisory Committee, the Health Insurance Exchange — there are dozens in all.
But if the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service....

Obamacare is a Eugenics Program...

Before I weigh in too deeply on the current healthcare debate I would like to make it clear that I am neither a Democrat or Republican, nor do I consider myself a liberal or conservative. The only alignment I wish to make for myself is with freedom, liberty, and a basic respect for the Constitution.Let me begin by saying that I am actually quite open to the idea of a single payer healthcare system here in the United States. I have heard proposals that I believe could achieve the goal of healthcare for every American without raising taxes and without the Federal or State governments being involved in the doctor -patient decision-making process. Of course, these proposals have been scrapped and ignored from the very beginning....

Boston’s Roman Catholic Cardinal Says He Confronted Obama about Abortion in Health Care Plan at Ted Kennedy’s Funeral

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, wrote on Thursday that he confronted President Barack Obama on the question of abortion in the health care reform plan now before Congress when he spoke to Obama in a Boston church at Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral.O’Malley made the revelation in a long blog posting on his archdiocesan Web site responding to Catholics who were distressed that he had taken part in a very public funeral Mass celebrating the life of Sen. Kennedy...
Picture Left:President Barack Obama speaks with Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston before the Roman Catholic Funeral Mass for Sen. Edward Kennedy at Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Basilica in Boston, Saturday, Aug., 29, 2009. Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 77.(AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

Why Parents Don’t Trust the Educator-in-Chief and His Comrades

They think we’re crazy. “They” are the sneering defenders of Barack Obama who can’t fathom the backlash against the president’s nationwide speech to schoolchildren next Tuesday. “We” are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in America’s classrooms. Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered this week that their children sat through a Hollywood propaganda video promoting the cult of Obama....

Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing Organs Without Explicit Consent

Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.
Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done...

Obama Website Calls Opponents “Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists”

Bobby Eberle, writing for GOP USA, is alarmed by the latest Obama political tactic — characterizing all who would oppose Obamacare as rightwing extremists. Eberle points to a post dated the first of September on the Heritage Foundation website.....

Deceitful Messages Coming Out Of Friday’s G-20 Meeting

The AP reports (via The Washington Post) that “European countries have stressed the role that excessive payouts to banking executives played in the current crisis by fueling risk-taking, and called for bonuses to be severely curbed”, which doesn’t seem to make sense with a $645+ trillion derivatives bubble. I’m not saying that these robbers aren’t further robbing with their egregious bonuses, but the way thes talking points are worded lead to incorrect conclusions. The fallacy here being: curb bonuses and the risk of economic collapse significantly lessens. This is not only untrue, but an irresponsible statement with which to fill people’s heads. The crisis is that hundreds of trillions of dollars owed by this corporate elite to each other cannot be paid back and want the global population to pay that debt, not that execs are collecting eight or nine-figure bonuses.....

Confronting Russia...?:"U.S. Marines In The Caucasus"

On August 21 the chief of the U.S. Marine Corps, General James Conway, arrived in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to begin the training of his host country’s military for deployment to the Afghan war theater under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
“During the meeting the sides discussed a broad spectrum of Georgian-U.S bilateral relations and the situation in Georgia’s occupied territory.” [1] Occupied territory(ies) meant Abkhazia and South Ossetia, now independent nations with Russian troops stationed in both....