"Am I therefore become your enemy,because I TELL YOU THE TRUTH...?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

MSNBC Analyst: Palin Speech a ‘Masterful Exercise…in Paranoid Politics’

Palin Urges Obama to Take a 'Do-Over' on Emanuel, Holder

Sarah Palin said President Obama needs to take a "do-over" on his choice for White House chief of staff, pressing Saturday for Rahm Emanuel's firing after he used the word "retarded" to lambast a group of Democrats in a strategy session last year.Emanuel is known for his coarse tongue, but the remarks touched a nerve among disability advocate groups, as well as Palin, when it was reported last week. Emanuel swiftly apologized to Special Olympics head Tim Shriver and then convened a meeting with him and other disability groups at the White House....

Palin Goes After Obama at Tea Party Convention

The Democratic agenda is "running out of time," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday at the National Tea Party Convention, claiming that the conservative tea party movement is part of a brewing "revolution" that constitutes the "future of politics."Palin, who delivered the keynote speech on the closing night of the three-day gathering of conservative activists, aligned herself squarely with the movement, frequently using the word "us" in describing it."This is the future of our country. The tea party movement is the future of politics," she said...

Savage: Palin the “Dolly Parton” of the Republican Tea Party

If the Republicans run Sarah Palin in 2012, Obama will get a second term, says the radio talk show host. The following video is the audio from Savage’s February 9, 2010, radio show.

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A Warning To The Tea Party Nation

As far as grassroots activism goes, the surge in Tea Parties across America is one of the more encouraging developments to recently take place. It reminds me of the “Conservative Revolution” of 1994, when the GOP reclaimed both the US Senate and House of Representatives. At that time, it had been over 40 years since the Republican Party controlled both the US House and Senate. And, between the two, the House victories were the most significant....

With Glenn Beck leading the charge, mainstream media swarms on TX Gov. candidate Medina for not disavowing 9/11 Truthers

Today, in a move that illustrates exactly why Glenn Beck has painstakingly tried to portray himself over the past year as some kind of man of the people while hosting a show on the infamous Fox News Channel that cheered the War in Iraq, he turned an interview with Debra Medina, a candidate for the TX Governer seat, into a PR ambush on her and the 9/11 Truth movement....

Manufactured Controversy Backfires As Vast Majority Back Medina, Attack Glenn Beck

The attack dog corporate media, in cahoots with loathsome phony neo-con crybaby Glenn Beck, are once again attempting to manufacture reality by smearing Debra Medina for expressing a view shared by the vast majority of Americans in an effort to purge her from the Texas gubernatorial race.Fox News blowhard Glenn Beck attempted to set up Medina on his radio show yesterday by asking her if she believed the U.S. government was involved in 9/11.“I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard,” Medina said. “There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.” Medina’s response was measured and even less vehement that than six of the ten 9/11 commissioners, who have all gone on the record to discuss how the government lied about the official story.Furthermore, in merely refusing to completely accept the official version of events, Medina stands firmly with the majority of Americans. An October 2006 CBS/New York Times poll found that only 16% of Americans thought the government told the truth about 9/11 and the intelligence prior to the attacks. Medina is in agreement with no less than 84% of Americans who do not readily accept the official story as true.Callers to 570 KLIF were unanimous in their response to the non-issue, agreeing that Medina’s answer was perfectly acceptable, accurate, and that they wouldn’t change their vote for her.
The following clip is astounding in the fact that it completely unveils how the establishment media has once again brazenly tried, but failed, to dictate reality by claiming that Medina’s campaign is now over, despite the fact that the vast majority of Texans completely agree with her position on 9/11.
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Wikileaks and Iceland MPs propose 'journalism haven'

Iceland could become a "journalism haven" if a proposal put forward by some Icelandic MPs aided by whistle-blowing website Wikileaks succeeds.The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), calls on the country's government to adopt laws protecting journalists and their sources.It will be filed with the Althingi - Iceland's parliament - on 16 February.If the proposal succeeds it will require the Icelandic government to consider introducing legislation.Julian Assange, Wikileaks' editor, told BBC News that the idea was to "try and reform Iceland's media law to be a very attractive jurisdiction for investigative journalists"....
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'Climategate' expert Jones says data not well organised

Phil Jones, the professor behind the "Climategate" affair, has admitted some of his decades-old weather data was not well enough organised.He said this contributed to his refusal to share raw data with critics - a decision he says he regretted.But Professor Jones said he had not cheated over the data, or unfairly influenced the scientific process.He said he stood by the view that recent climate warming was most likely predominantly man-made....
PS:Total-fraud-Jones gives a bad name to true science.He should resign...But of course at the most he is gonna be recycled as Pachauri...
After all these "scientists"--like Al Gore-- need a global tax on global warming--carbon taxes that is--to continue to fill their pockets....Pitiful...
As in the days of Noah...

GAY WATCH:Kenyan police raid 'gay wedding' and arrest five men

Police in Mtwapa, just north of the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa, say they have arrested five men whom they accuse of being homosexuals.District officer George Matandura said two of the men had been found with wedding rings, attempting to get married, in Kikambala beach resort.The other three men were handed to the police by members of the public; two of them had reportedly been beaten....

Ingushetia operation against militants 'kills 20'

At least 20 insurgents have been killed in an operation by Russian security forces in the restive republic of Ingushetia, officials say. Fighting erupted after troops surrounded a group of militants in a mountain forest near Chechnya's border.Russia's interior and defence ministries and the Federal Security Service launched the sweep on Thursday.Fighting by Muslim militants against Russian rule has stepped up in the past two years in Ingushetia and Dagestan....

Thousands flee Somalia fighting, says UN refugee agency

Thousands of people have fled Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, since Wednesday, the UN refugee agency has said."Since the beginning of February, over 8,000 people have left the city to escape the fighting," spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said."We are stepping up our preparedness to intervene and deliver emergency relief to the affected population as soon as the security situation permits."For months now, fighting has been an almost daily occurrence in Mogadishu...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Palestinian protesters pose as Na'vi from 'Avatar'...

JERUSALEM-Palestinian protesters have added a colorful twist to demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier, painting themselves blue and posing as characters from the hit film "Avatar."The demonstrators also donned long hair and loincloths Friday for the weekly protest against the barrier near the village of Bilin.They equated their struggle to the intergalactic one portrayed in the film.Israel says the barrier is needed for its security. Palestinians consider it a land grab....

Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is 'a nuclear attack'

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it.”“I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my life, at least part-time, in Washington, D.C.,” Durbin said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. “I never could get over how people in this town reacted to snow.“I am convinced that infants born in Washington, D.C., are taken from the arms of their loving mothers right when they are born into a room where someone shows a film of a snowstorm with shrieking and screaming so that those children come to believe snow is a mortal enemy, like a nuclear attack, because I have seen, for over 40 years here, people in this town go into a full-scale panic at the thought of a snowfall.We joke about it. Those of us from parts of the country that get snow and know how to live with it cannot get over how crazy the reaction is many times."

RECORD SNOW IN DALLAS:Snowfall Shatters Record, Leaves 200,000 Without Power

Large, fluffy snowflakes fell heavily across North Texas for about 24 hours Thursday, bringing record snowfall that sailed past the previous all-time one-day record.A new record of 12.5 inches of snow in a 24-hour period was set at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (11.2 on Thursday)-and flakes were still coming down after midnight. The previous daily record was 7.8 inches on Jan. 15, 1964, and Jan. 14, 1917 and the previous 24-hour record was 12.1 inches. The total for this winter, so far, is 15.7 inches, the second highest recorded in North Texas history. The highest recorded snowfall for a winter season was in 1977-78 with 17.6 inches of snow.The snowfall forced the closure and delays of hundreds of schools and businesses on both Thursday and Friday. Now that the storm has passed, the damage assessment can begin...

Rome has heaviest snowfall in 25 years...

ROME-Tourists took rare pictures of snow falling on the Colosseum and the Trevi fountain on Friday, and the Pope reportedly appeared at a Vatican window to watch Rome's heaviest snowfall in nearly a quarter century.In scenes usually only glimpsed in souvenir "snow domes" Italy's capital was blanketed in white, snarling road and air traffic but delighting many Romans who rode scooters with their feet on the ground and snapped pictures with mobile phones.Rome was last dusted in snow in 2005, but one meteorologist said the steady snowfall through Friday morning was the heaviest seen in the Italian capital in 24 years...
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People walk outside Rome's ancient Colosseum during a snow fall, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.(AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

American Samoa braces for Tropical Cyclone Rene

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - All schools were closed in American Samoa Friday and residents were stocking up on bottled water, flashlights and candles as Tropical Cyclone Rene churned toward the U.S. Pacific island territory.A hurricane warning was in effect for all islands of the territory starting early Friday morning. The National Weather Service said the storm was headed toward the less-populated Manu'a island, where it could bring winds of up to 75 mph by afternoon."Residents of Manu'a should start feeling the effects of the cyclone by daylight Friday morning, with strong winds," said NWS forecaster Carol Baqui in Pago Pago....

Snow Socks South, Dumping a Foot in Spots

Brazil heat wave kills 32 elderly people

BRASILIA, Brazil - Thirty-two elderly people died in a southeastern Brazilian city this week because of a heat wave that has pushed temperatures to unseasonably high levels, a health official said Wednesday.All of the fatalities in the coastal city of Santos near Sao Paulo involved people between 60 and 90 years old with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, according to the health ministry in Santos.The first deaths were registered Monday, when the temperature in Santos reached 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit). Temperatures were well above 30 degrees (86 F) in the following days....

Parts of South brace for first snow in decade:Winter storm warnings span the Gulf Coast states;Interstate-49 shut in La...

PENSACOLA, Fla. - It took back-to-back blizzards to paralyze the nation’s capital, but in the Deep South it only takes a couple inches of snow.
Flakes were falling — or threatened — Friday from Texas to the Florida Panhandle and then up along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, bringing a rare white landscape to spots that haven’t seen snow in a decade or longer. The storm was crawling east out of Texas, where it left the Dallas area with more than a foot of snow, nearly 200 traffic accidents, thousands without power and hundreds of canceled flights...

Snow in all 50 states? New storm could make that true...

Atlanta – Three hundred plow trucks are lined up to combat an afternoon rush-hour snowstorm in Georgia, including traffic-congested Atlanta. In Mobile, Ala., kids are poised for a rare snowball fight. And fat flakes are already falling in Blountstown, Fla.This has been one of the most bizarre winters of the new century, with storm after storm slamming the East Coast in particular. And now, a storm that dropped a foot of snow Thursday on Dallas – Dallas! – could help bring about the presence of snow in all 50 states.That’s if the storm delivers a few inches, as expected, in parts of north Florida. If that indeed happens, meteorologists at AccuWeather and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say they expect some coverage in all 50 states.(In case you’re wondering, some of the tallest peaks in Hawaii have snow sprinkled on them.) “By the time the storm ends, we may be looking at a truly historic snow cover map to open up the weekend,” AccuWeather.com’s Joe Lundberg writes...

Hidden Video: Constitutional Lawyer Refuses Body Scanner at Federal Courthouse

Gary D. Fielder is a constitutional and criminal lawyer of 20 years. Mr. Fielder has conducted over 350 jury trials, appeared in Federal District Court, and argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Fielder earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego in 1990. Mr. Fielder grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, and now lives in Denver.
Gary was mandated by the court to represent his client in the courthouse but he refused to be scanned by a body scanner under constitutional grounds that since he was not leaving the city and traveling between jurisdictions and since he had not violated any laws he had a right to not be scanned. The court deputies were surprised to see any dissident reaction since most people mindlessly follow orders and assume that is is legal. It isn’t. It was not approved by the people and Mr. Fielder demanded that they allow him to enter the courthouse.
He was told by deputies that he had a “choice” not to be scanned and could leave but the truth of the matter is he didn’t have a choice, it was mandatory to be scanned in order to enter the courthouse. Mr. Fielder believes his right to privacy was more important and that consent must be given by the person being scanned since it stores nude photographs of the people who enter the machine. Since consent was not given, the deputies had no right to scan the attorney but unlike travel situations where jurisdiction falls into the hands of the Federal Authorities, they had to let Mr. Fielder into the courthouse.
The deputies don’t realize that it is not a choice to go to court, it is required.
They were to comply with his request, not the other way around. This police state style event is exactly what Mr. Fielder specializes in as a constitutional lawyer and he believes his interpretation of the situation should be thoroughly examined. Others are urged to do the same as Mr. Fielder.
Video recorded by WeAreChangeColorado.org

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Irish Minister Calls for Body Scanners

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern today told a Council of Ministers meeting in Toledo, Spain, he supported the introduction of full-body scanners to Irish airports. During a 90 minute session on the subject of counter terrorism, Mr Ahern told other European ministers and US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that Ireland would play its part in overcoming international terrorism.“If additional measures are required – and they are – either in exchange of passenger information or better technology, then we should do so. We need to fast track exchange of information which can play a very important role in defeating international terrorism. Law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear from increased information exchange, particularly internally in the EU, and better scanning devices and technology,” he said...

Netherlands now use Body Scanners....

Disarray at the TSA....

Body scanners can store, send images, group says

A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports cannot store or send their graphic images.The TSA specified in 2008 documents that the machines must have image storage and sending abilities, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said.In the documents, obtained by the privacy group and provided to CNN, the TSA specifies that the body scanners it purchases must have the ability to store and send images when in “test mode.”That requirement leaves open the possibility the machines — which can see beneath people’s clothing — can be abused by TSA insiders and hacked by outsiders, said EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg....
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Picture Left:A volunteer stands inside a body scanner during a demonstration at the TSA's integration facility in Arlington, Virginia, last month

Shahrukh Khan Tells BBC About His Naked Scanner Printout

British authorities dispute Khan’s version.
Is Shahrukh Khan lying or is Britain’s BAA...?

Surveillance Drones To Zap Protesters Into Submission

Illustrating once again that the prison planet being built around us far outstrips anything Aldous Huxley or George Orwell ever imagined, a Wired News report details how police forces worldwide are preparing to unveil drone aircraft that can not only conduct surveillance of protesters, but also zap them into submission with non-lethal weapons.As part of their ongoing mission to “protect and serve” the new world order, cops across the world are getting access to military drones which allow them to “carry out surveillance on everyone from protesters and antisocial motorists to fly-tippers,” reports Wired News.The report details how the future of policing will resemble something approaching a combination of They Live and The Running Man, with unmanned drones replacing police helicopters whizzing around everywhere torturing and knocking out anyone who misbehaves.According to the report, this is a natural progression from CCTV cameras that shout at passers-by, currently deployed in several UK cities, only now drones will be fitted with LRAD acoustic devices, torture sound weapons that were indiscriminately used and abused during the G20 summit in Pittsburgh on innocent members of the public who were just walking down the street and had not even dared to engage in the criminal activity of expressing their First Amendment right to assemble.“The LRAD has been tested on the Austrian S-100 unmanned helicopter, and the technology is ready if there is a police requirement,” states the article...

Drone makes first UK 'arrest' as police catch car thief hiding under bushes


The £40,000 aerial surveillance drone, which is near silent and can operate video, night vision, infrared or stills cameras caught its first criminal in Merseyside
It has been nicknamed the flying saucepan and looks an unlikely weapon in the war against crime.But yesterday it emerged that a suspected car thief had become the first person to be arrested in Britain thanks to the help of this miniature remote-controlled helicopter.The Air Robot or drone was deployed by Merseyside police after officers lost the alleged offender who had escaped on foot in thick fog.Using the device's on-board camera and thermal-imaging technology, the operator was able to pick up the suspect through his body heat and direct foot patrols to his location.It led officers to a 16-year-old youth, who was hiding in bushes alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal, in Litherland, Merseyside.The drone, which measures 3ft between the tips of its four carbon fibre rotor blades, uses unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology originally designed for military reconnaissance.The battery-powered device can have a range of cameras attached to its main body, including CCTV surveillance or thermal imaging cameras.It is designed to hover almost silently above crime scenes and send live footage to officers on the ground, but the unit can also 'perch and stare' from a solid platform, allowing the operator to capture hours of footage from a hidden vantage point....
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iran's Show of Force....

Ahmadinejad warns Israel against any military move

TEHRAN-Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel should be resisted and finished off if it launched military action in the region, state broadcaster IRIB reported on Thursday.
Ahmadinejad's comments were made when the president spoke over the telephone with his Syrian counterpart late on Wednesday.Last week,Syria-a key regional ally of Iran-accused Israel of pushing the Middle East toward a new war....

Iranian Forces, Opposition Clash on Revolution Anniversary

TEHRAN, Iran-Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed Thursday in central Tehran to mark the anniversary of the revolution that created the country's Islamic republic, while a heavy security force fanned out across the city and moved quickly to snuff out opposition counterprotests.Police clashed with protesters in several sites around Tehran, firing tear gas to disperse them and paintballs to mark them for arrest. Gangs of hard-liners also attacked senior opposition figures as they tried to attend the rallies — including the wife of the head of the reform movement....

Huge rally and protests mark Iran revolution

TEHRAN, Iran-Hundreds of thousands of government supporters massed Thursday in central Tehran to mark the anniversary of the revolution that created Iran's Islamic republic, while a heavy security force that fanned across the city moved quickly to snuff out counterprotests by the opposition.Police clashed with protesters in several sites around Tehran, firing tear gas to disperse them and paintballs to mark them for arrest, opposition Web sites reported. Dozens of hard-liners with batons and pepper spray attacked the convoy of a senior opposition leader, Mahdi Karroubi, as he tried to join the protests, his son Hossein Karroubi told The Associated Press.The attackers - believed to be members of the Basij civilian militia - damaged several cars and smashed windows on Karroubi's car, though he escaped unharmed, he said....
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U.S. dismisses Iranian uranium enrichment claims

WASHINGTON-Washington on Thursday dismissed Iranian claims of a leap forward in uranium enrichment and expressed concern that Iran appeared to have "unplugged" Google and other Internet service providers.
The White House did not comment directly on Iranian opposition reports of clashes with security forces on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution."We continue to monitor events as they happen and try to get the best available information, understanding that a lot of media, Google and other Internet services, have been basically unplugged," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters....

Iran hails nuclear advance on Revolution Day

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON--Ahmadinejad told a vast, flag-waving crowd of government supporters in central Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Square that Iran could now enrich uranium to more than 80 percent purity, coming close to levels experts say is needed for a nuclear bomb, although he again denied any such intention."The Iranian nation is brave enough that if one day we wanted to build nuclear bombs we would announce it publicly without being afraid of you," Ahmadinejad said, addressing Iran's Western enemies.He told the crowd, "When we say that we don't build nuclear bombs, it means that we won't do that because we don't believe in having it"...

Iran Goes to War ... With Google

A war is brewing between Iran and Google, culminating in the complete shutdown of the Internet behemoth's Gmail service-and the country's announcement of plans to create a first-of-its-kind national e-mail service, a local journalist says.The Gmail shutdown-and a clampdown on Internet access overall-comes amid widespread demonstrations against the Iranian government surrounding Thursday's 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Iran blocked access to the Internet in December ahead of protests on National Students Day, as well....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Islamic Revolution offers path to salvation":Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Islamic Revolution has guided man toward salvation by offering a new approach for social governance after 1400 years.Speaking after the noon prayer at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, Mottaki said, "After 1400 years the Islamic Revolution in Iran… by offering a new method of social governance shone in front of secularism and liberalism that are the cause of all social problems and showed man the path to salvation.”
In his remarks on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Mottaki pointed to the efficiency of Islam in resolving all social, economic and political problems of the world and said, “Today, the Islamic Republic has useful and fundamental stances and opinions on all fields pertaining to humanity”....
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PS:Some TRUTH for Mr.Mottaki....:
--"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
--"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16)
--"He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:16)
--"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:17)

--"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture" (John 10:9)
--"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21)
--"Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house
."(Acts 16:29-31)

As in the days of Noah...

Iran summons Canada envoy over ex-Amb.CIA links

Tehran on Wednesday summoned the Canadian charge d'affaires to Iran after the country's former envoy admitted to having spied for the US against the Islamic Republic.“The act of former Canadian envoy [Kenneth Taylor] is in violation of the Vienna Convention concerning diplomatic relations and, therefore, the Canadian government has to provide a clear explanation [to the Iranian government] on the issue,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Canada's former ambassador to Tehran, Kenneth Taylor, earlier admitted to having actively spied for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Islamic Revolution....

Iran moves closer to confrontation with West over uranium

Mr Ahmadinejad's order was the culmination of a series of confusing statements by the regime in the last week. If it is carried out, it will scupper what was hoped to be a looming deal to transfer most of Iran's uranium abroad for further processing. Many in the West want uranium processing to take place outside the country so that fears over a weapons programme are allayed and the country's nuclear plans are better monitored.European nations and America were already leading calls for more sanctions to be applied to Iran in the absence of a deal. Now if further enrichment starts, they are likely to put proposals to the United Nations security council soon....

Pentagon:"No evidence that Iran seeking nukes"

The Pentagon’s top intelligence official says there is no evidence that Iran is planning to build nuclear weapons.The chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, says the key findings of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s nuclear energy program are still valid.“The bottom line assessments of the NIE still hold true,” he told Voice of America...

Iran to make 'advanced' attack drones

Ahmad Vahidi, the Iranian defence minister, opened two production lines for the manufacture of the aircraft, the Fars news agency reported.The drones would be able to carry out "surveillance, detection and even assaults with high precision", the report said.US Predator drones have killed hundreds of suspected terrorists in Pakistan in recent years(1). Iran's sworn enemy Israel uses drones for reconnaisance. But it was not immediately clear what purpose the Iranian drones would serve....
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Picture Left:Unmanned drone: The MQ-9 Predator B unmanned drone Photo: REUTERS
PS:(1) And countless civilians.....

As in the days of Noah...

Iran says to unveil air defence equal to Russia system

TEHRAN-Iran will soon unveil a domestically-made air defence system with at least the same capability as Russia's S-300 anti-aircraft hardware, an Iranian air force commander was quoted as saying on Monday.Last month, Russia's state arms trader declined to say whether it would go ahead with the sale of S-300 to Iran, which could protect the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities from air strikes.Iranian officials have expressed growing irritation at Russia's failure so far to supply the missile system, which Israel and the United States do not want Tehran to have....

Israeli attack on Iran could be disaster — for U.S. economy

Israel will not be complicit in a second Holocaust. If Iran or any other nation that has called for the destruction of Israel is about to acquire nuclear weapons, the Israelis will attempt to destroy that nation’s uranium-enrichment facilities. In June 1981, Israel launched a successful air attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, and in 2007 it bombed a Syrian factory suspected of producing plutonium warheads.But Americans should be aware that when Iran becomes the next target, it will be a blow to the U.S. economic recovery....

Will Obama Opt for War on Iran...?

Two articles, one by anti-war conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan and the other by neoconservative Daniel Pipes, deal with the issue of Obama moving toward war on Iran for political reasons. In “Will Obama Play the War Card?,” Patrick Buchanan points out that this option is certainly a political temptation for Obama especially since Congress is pushing him in that direction. Buchanan cites Congress’ effort to impose very stiff sanctions on refined petroleum exports to Iran as a move toward war.[On January 28, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote the “Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2009” (S. 2799). The bill now goes to conference committee to be reconciled with a similar bill from the House of Representatives, the “Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act” (H.R. 2194), which passed the House in December 2009. Because of the similarity of the two bills and the strong bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress, a final bill incorporating the essence of the Senate bill is almost guaranteed to be passed by both houses of Congress. The Obama administration has expressed objections, but there is no indication that Obama would dare to veto the final bill—and given the overwhelming congressional support, any presidential veto could be easily over-ridden.]
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Khamenei: Iran Set to Deliver 'Punch' to Stun West on Anniversary

Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a "punch" that will stun world powers during this week's 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, AFP reported."The Iranian nation, with its unity and God's grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman, February 11, in a way that will leave them stunned," Khamenei, who is also Iran's commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel according to AFP....

Feds Admit They Wrongly Tracked Wisconsin Abortion Groups

MADISON,Wis.-The U.S. Department of Homeland Security improperly conducted a threat assessment of Wisconsin pro- and anti-abortion rights groups before an expected rally last year.The department said in a memo released last year that it destroyed or deleted all of the copies of the assessment after an internal review found it violated intelligence gathering guidelines about "protest groups which posed no threat to homeland security"...

Pakistani officials confirm Taliban chief is dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Pakistani government confirmed for the first time Wednesday that the country's Taliban leader has died of injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike in mid-January, setting the stage for a potential succession struggle that could further weaken the group.But analysts caution that Hakimullah Mehsud's death would not deal the al-Qaida-linked militants a knockout blow nor bring an end to attacks that have killed hundreds of people in the past few months. A suicide bomber attacked a vehicle carrying tribal police near Pakistan's volatile border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 17 people.The Pakistani Taliban continue to deny Mehsud's death, but the group used the same tactic when his predecessor was killed by a U.S. missile less than six months ago, only admitting his demise weeks later to give the group time to choose a successor. Analysts believe the same dynamic could be at work now....
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Picture Left:In this Oct. 4, 2009 file photo, Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud arrives to meet with media in Sararogha of Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border.(AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

Britain discloses secret data on detainee abuse

LONDON-Britain was forced by an appeals court Wednesday to reveal a long-secret description of how a former terrorism suspect was beaten, shackled and deprived of sleep during interrogations by U.S. agents.
Ethiopia-born British resident Binyam Mohamed was arrested in Pakistan in 2002, and says he was tortured there and in Morocco before being flown to Guantanamo Bay and charged with plotting with al-Qaida to bomb American apartment buildings.The seven-paragraph description is a judge's summary of classified information shared by the CIA with the UK's MI5 intelligence service during Mohamed's questioning in Pakistan in May 2002.British government has repeatedly denied complicity in torture, and claimed that revealing the information would damage U.S.-British intelligence cooperation....
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Picture Left:In this file photo dated 2000 and released by the human rights and legal defense organization Reprieve, Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed is pictured in London.(AP Photo/Reprieve, File)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Glacier scientist:"I knew data hadn't been verified"

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders. Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action. ‘It had importance for the region, so we thought we should put it in.’...

Pachauri is destroying the credibility of science

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.” --Paul Ehrlich, world renowned scientist (alarmist), in his book, Population Bomb, in 1968.This ‘great scientist, economist and futurologist’’- who actually had a degree in ecology – has won numerous awards despite the brazenly false claims that he has made. Oh yes, Ehrlich predicted in the late 1960s that hundreds of millions of Indians will die of starvation by 1980.
An economist called Julian Simon was so outraged by Ehrlich’s alarmist predictions that he provoked the ‘great scientist’ to make a bet in 1980. Simon gambled that the real prices of five commodities (primarily metals) would fall by 1990 – commodities which Ehrlich was saying will probably disappear from the Earth by then. By 1990, Ehrlich had lost the bet. And after that came the series of honours and awards for Ehrlich; and none for Simon. Most ‘establishment’ figures dismissed Simon as a nut case. Can you explain this travesty of truth, science, fair play and alleged dedication to ‘facts’?
“Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the Earth keeps warming at the current rate.”--R.K Pachauri, as the leader of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in the official report released on global warming.
This great ‘scientist’ – who is actually a mechanical engineer – accepted the Nobel Prize on behalf of IPCC despite persistent allegations by real scientists that the IPCC under Pachauri was ‘manufacturing facts’ to fan climate change fundamentalism....

Pachauri admits mistake in IPCC report...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman R.K. Pachauri on Saturday termed the findings in its report about melting of Himalayan glaciers as a “human error”, but ruled out his resignation on the issue.Mr. Pachauri, who is under attack from various quarters over the IPCC’s 2007 report that said the glaciers in the Himalayas will disappear by 2035 due to global warming, said the mistake was “unfortunate.” “I have no intention to of resigning from my position. I have a task. I am going to complete the Fifth Assessment Report,” he told reporters here.Mr. Pachauri said the IPCC is a body of hundreds of eminent scientists selected and nominated by different governments.“There are huge problems on climate change. Climate change is not limited to Himalayan glaciers. Rational people will continue to repose faith in IPCC,” he said.The IPCC chief said the Fourth Assessment Report of the Panel was a “robust report” but the error with regard to the conclusion on Himalayan glaciers was “unfortunate"...
PS:Pachauri SHOULD RESIGN...but of course he wont...(where is he gonna find another such a lucrative "job")so they are gonna create another"climate agency" of some kind and they are gonna RECYCLE HIM...Total FRAUD...
As in the days of Noah...

India,China won't sign Copenhagen Accord

The Indian and Chinese governments have had a rethink on signing the Copenhagen Accord, officials said on Saturday, and the UN has also indefinitely postponed its Jan 31 deadline for countries to accede to the document.An Indian official said that though the government had been thinking of signing the accord because it “did not have any legal teeth and would be good diplomatically”; it felt irked because of repeated messages from both UN officials and developed countries to accede to it. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking a number of clarifications on the implications of the accord that India-with five other countries-had negotiated in the last moments of the Copenhagen climate summit in December, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.“That letter, and the defeat of the Democrats in the Massachusetts bypoll, has forced the UN to postpone the deadline indefinitely,” an official said. “With the Democrats losing in one of their strongholds, the chances of the climate bill going through the US senate have receded dramatically...."
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Picture Left:A giant globe placed outside a shapping mall during the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen in 2009. Photo: PTI

U.N. Deletes Documents, Won't Come Clean on Costs of Greening World Offices

The United Nations, which has been telling the world that it must cut back dramatically on its greenhouse gas emissions, has finally decided to practice what it preaches. But the world body isn't coming clean on the full costs of its self-greening effort with the member states who foot the bill.After Fox News began asking questions about a pilot project that aims to start that process, the documentation concerning the greening effort abruptly disappeared from the U.N. Web site where it had been stored.The greening effort is an issue with some urgency, since the U.N. — and the world — are on the eve of the much-touted Copenhagen meeting on greenhouse gas emissions, which begins Dec. 7 and ends Dec. 18. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been leading an unprecedented lobbying effort by the ostensibly neutral world organization to pressure member states into signing a drastic, multitrillion-dollar deal that would dramatically reshape the world economy.The U.N. pilot project is called Greening as One, a response to a demand by Secretary General Ban that the organization lead from the front while it is espousing the hugely expensive and world-altering measures to combat "climate change."
• Click here to see the Web site before the documents were removed.

Dutch Point Out New Mistakes in U.N. Climate Report

The IPCC's beleaguered climate report faces the prospect of still more errors, as Dutch authorities point out factual inaccuracies about the Netherlands.Dutch environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart has asked the U.N.'s climate change panel to rethink its assertion that more than half of the Netherlands is below seal level. Dutch authorities explain that, in fact, only 26 percent of the country is below sea level.According to an AFP story, IPCC experts calculated that 55 percent of the Netherlands was below sea level by adding the area below sea level-26%-to the area threatened by river flooding -29%-Vallaart said. "They should have been clearer," Vallaart pointed out, adding that the Dutch office for environmental planning, an IPCC partner, had the exact figures....
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Picture Left:The cover of the IPCC's fourth assessment report to the U.N., "Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report," more frequently referred to as AR4.(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC))

The great global warming collapse

In 2007, the most comprehensive report to date on global warming, issued by the respected United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made a shocking claim: The Himalayan glaciers could melt away as soon as 2035.These glaciers provide the headwaters for Asia's nine largest rivers and lifelines for the more than one billion people who live downstream. Melting ice and snow would create mass flooding, followed by mass drought. The glacier story was reported around the world. Last December, a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group, warned, “The deal reached at Copenhagen will have huge ramifications for the lives of hundreds of millions of people who are already highly vulnerable due to widespread poverty.” To dramatize their country's plight, Nepal's top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks and held a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest.
But the claim was rubbish, and the world's top glaciologists knew it....

U.N. Panel's Glacier-Disaster Claims Melting Away

The world's most famous climate change expert is at the center of a massive controversy as the leading environmental science institute he heads scrambled to explain its assertion that the Himalayan glaciers will melt completely in 25 years.
Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and director general of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Dehli, India, said this week that the U.N. body was studying how its 2007 report to the United Nations derived information that led to its famous conclusion: that the glaciers will melt by 2035.Today, the IPCC issued a statement offering regret for the poorly vetted statements. "The Chair, Vice-Chairs, and Co-chairs of the IPCC regret the poor application of well-established IPCC procedures," the statement says, though it goes short of issuing a full retraction or reprinting the report.Pachauri told Reuters on Monday that the group was looking into the issue, and planned to "take a position on it in the next two or three days"...
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Picture Left:A satellite image of the Koettlitz Glacer in Antarctica. An oft-cited report by the U.N.'s IPCC panel that the Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 may soon be retracted.(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)

Ed Miliband declares war on climate change skeptics

The climate secretary, Ed Miliband, last night warned of the danger of a public backlash against the science of global warming in the face of continuing claims that experts have manipulated data.In an exclusive interview with the Observer, Miliband spoke out for the first time about last month’s revelations that climate scientists had withheld and covered up information and the apology made by the influential UN climate body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which admitted it had exaggerated claims about the melting of Himalayan glaciers.The perceived failure of global talks on combating climate change in Copenhagen last month has also been blamed for undermining public support. But in the government’s first high-level recognition of the growing pressure on public opinion, Miliband declared a “battle” against the “siren voices” who denied global warming was real or caused by humans, or that there was a need to cut carbon emissions to tackle it...

Monday, February 8, 2010

US Government Plans New Agency to Study Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate, which has drawn concern among many scientists in recent years. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service."Whether we like it or not, climate change represents a real threat," Locke said Monday at a news conference.Lubchenco added, "Climate change is real, it's happening now." She said climate information is vital to the wind power industry, coastal community planning, fishermen and fishery managers, farmers and public health officials...
PS:It is amazing how they lie to people about the man made global warming hoax....Climate change is real and is it happenning now....?Before it was global warming...since we are having blizzards almost everywhere in the world this winter....now it's climate change....
As in the days of Noah....