by Khalid Amayreh
A Zionist hasbara (propaganda) body based in North America is trying to recruit “volunteers” whose main job is to distort the input of the internet’s most visited websites in Israel’s favor.
Propaganda efforts are reportedly focused on popular sites such as Wikipedia, the huge on-line encyclopedia which can be edited by anyone.
CAMERA, which calls itself a “committee for accuracy in Middle East reporting in America,” already has a team of dozens of paid Jewish propagandists who regularly and often scandalously distort basic data pertaining to such themes as Israeli apartheid, Zionism and its ideological similarity to Nazism, Israeli state terror and ill-treatment of Palestinians as well as other issues related to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
If Obama does bow to the generals, "transfer cases" (the euphemism the Washington Post uses for coffins carrying soldiers' remains) will continue to arrive in Delaware - and in greater numbers. By expanding the war in Afghanistan, Obama would let down these dead soldiers and their grieving families. Euphemism will be no help at all. And it will be a daunting challenge, to even the most soaring rhetoric, to make a persuasive case that these dead have not died in vain.
It is not too late for President Barack Obama to follow the example of Harry Truman, who fired Gen. Douglas McArthur in 1951 for insubordination. Then, as now, the stakes were high. Then it was Korea; now it is Afghanistan.
No more slaps on the wrist for Gen. Stanley McChrystal. In my view, Commander-in-Chief Obama should fire him for cause.
Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings
Fifteen years ago, I called my friend Walter in California to ask that his next expansion be in South Carolina. Walter responded: “I don’t produce anything in the United States. It’s all in China. I lease the plant for a year. They provide the workers, and I put a quality control man in charge, keeping up with him on the Internet. If I make a profit, I don’t have to pay any taxes. I just invest in another plant and expand. If business has a downturn, I just walk away. I haven’t lost any capital investment or incurred any legacy costs.”
The conspiracy has four components. The first begins with business keeping this deal quiet. It is globalization. Nothing you can do about it. If one tries to address the issue, it is called “protectionism,” and they are told “don’t start a trade war.” Instead of leading the way in Congress for a strong economy, they remain hushed! Thus, business began the conspiracy of silence on the Trade War that rages in globalization. Globalization is nothing more than a Trade War with production looking for a cheaper country to produce. When producing offshore one doesn’t have to bother with health care, labor laws, protecting the environment, OSHA’s safety rules and anti-trust provisions.
Clive Thompson's September Wired article, "The New Literacy," had me thinking several things.
The article describes an academic's conclusion that there is a writing renaissance going on with astonishing increases in writing by students as they use communications technologies. It has been believed by many that texting and social media are deprecating communication. Professor Andrea Lunsford concluded the opposite. New technologies are encouraging the young to share experiences by writing.
Several things come to mind.
by Len Hart The Existentialist Cowboy
U.S. President Harry Truman is said to have nuked Japan because he wanted an 'unconditional surrender'! In fact, he got nothing more than what had been offered prior to the use of two nuclear weapons first against Hiroshima and, later, against Nagasaki. The Geneva Conventions which prohibit genocide were not codified until 1948. But it is the purpose of the law to codify prohibitions against acts that are --already --wrong! The law cannot make right a wrong nor can it make wrong acts that are clearly right!
I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that? Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of "face" --Dwight David Eisenhower
Excerpted with minor edits by Carolyn Bennett
Long lens of history frame a Revolution rising from misery, a relentless hunger amidst plenty.
"The people had patiently endured misery and oppression under Louis XV. As soon as that King died in 1774, they began to revolt, knowing well that, with a change of masters at the palace, there comes an inevitable slackening of authority. A continuous series of riots broke out between 1775 and 1777.
"These were the riots of hunger that until then had been repressed only by force. The harvest of 1774 had been bad and bread was scarce. Accordingly rioting broke out in April 1775.
"At Dijon the people took possession of the houses of the monopolists, destroyed their furniture and smashed up their flour-mills...
"Sometimes these risings had a religious character; sometimes they were to resist military enlistment - every levy of soldiers led to a riot... ; or it might be the salt tax against which the people rebelled, or the exactions of the tithes.
By Walter Brasch
It wasn't unusual that Rush Limbaugh went ballistic on his show, Nov. 13. He does that several times a day.
It wasn't unusual that he mixed a few facts with opinion and outright lies in his three-hour daily show. Fact checking for the man who calls himself "America's Truth Detector" is as rare as union organizers working for Walmart.
What is unusual is that Rush Limbaugh, whose web site shows a picture of him carrying a large gold-fringed American flag on a six-foot staff, spoke out against the Constitution of the United States.
Because logic and reason avoids his black-clad bouncy body, he may not have even known he was attacking the history of the United States and its Constitution. But on this Friday the 13th, the forces of evil spewed forth from his unfettered microphone mouth.
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.~~Thomas S. Szasz, The Second Sin
Several months ago, CNN published the results of a couple of disturbing polls about Americans and their religious beliefs. The first found that more Americans are rejecting religion and thus, according to CNN, America is becoming "less Christian." The second, a Pew survey of only 742 mostly white evangelical Protestants, revealed that more than six in 10 of them believe that torture is often or sometimes justified.
More than six in 10? What this says about those claiming to be God's own is that perhaps they should use their Bibles for more than "thumping." Because not one in 10 -- not one in 10 thousand -- not one in 10 million -- Christians believes that torture can ever be justified. Ever.
Dr. Tim Ball
“It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.” Robert Lindner
How much longer will Al Gore get a pass from the mainstream media? A little bit longer if their failure to react to the devastating revelations of files hacked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia is a measure. Their behavior reflects how most, especially from the left, have abetted the scientists who deliberately perverted climate science.
We now know Gore’s errors are based on the global warming fraud orchestrated by a few scientists centered round Phil Jones, Director of the CRU. Emails between those climate scientists, identified by Professor Wegman as publishing together and peer reviewing each other’s work disclose the complete manipulation of climate science and the Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bishop Hill provides a useful summation of some of the outrageous comments and actions. What is missing is the nasty vindictive tone that permeates almost every item. What are the mainstream media going to do? How can they ignore the biggest scandal in science history and then claim any credibility?
At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, "snatch and grabs" of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help run a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.
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