Friday, March 26, 2010

AIPAC Hawk, Alan Dershowitz of AIPAC vs. Hadar Susskind of J Street

Politico March 22, 2010

Ben Smith March 22, 2010

The tensions between the pro-Israel juggernaut AIPAC and the rival Jewish group J Street, which was created as a left-leaning alternative, played out in public at AIPAC's policy conference today.

The two groups have tried recently to avoid open hostility as J Street has sought to position itself inside the mainstream of American Jewish politics. An AIPAC official attended J Street's recent conference, and two J Street officials, Hadar Susskind and Amy Spitalnick, were on hand at AIPAC's gathering today.

Susskind was giving interviews to the BBC and to the liberal Israeli paper Haaretz at the Washington Convention Center, just outside the security screening, when the hawkish Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz approached. The men got into what three people present described as a heated, but civil, argument over J Street's role, and whether it could properly be described as "pro-Israel." A crowd gathered, and AIPAC security tried to push the argument outside the building

Monday, March 15, 2010

Courts Rule: No Link to Vaccines and Autism: Thimerosal is A OK

Well folks,if you're a skeptical as I am of the corporate government sponsored immunization program, you will probably raise an eyebrow at the court rulings made last Friday. Three judges ruled Friday in three separate cases that thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, does not cause autism.

This don't affect me, but it sure affects my grandchildren, some of who have recieved the Swine Flu vaccine. Looks to me like almost all of the kids in public schools have recieved it. I'm over 70 years old, and I'll be damned if I'll get it, but the educational system, being very matter of fact about it, seems to get their way.

IMHO: The idea of an epedemic, when you look into it, is a hoax and the so called H1N1 virus is the same one that has been around since WW1. The weird stuff, that a lot of are suffering from today, is actually caused by a mycoplasma that resembles bacteria but acts like a virus.

Frankly, my method of acquiring immunity is a trip to the super market, where you will be exposed to all of the latest bugs just by grabbing the handle of the shopping cart. Yep, even the dreaded Swine Flu, which spreads rampantly after the local school kids are inoculated by the oral vaccine.

Anyways, it sure rattles my cage that the AMA& the FDA will not make Big Pharma do something about mercury in the vaccine. After-all, the FDA does admit that we should only eat fish once a week, and that tuna fish is the worst. It's  like...should we give up our tunafish sandwich for the profits of the pharmaceutical industry?

Here's Robert F. Kennedy's take on this

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reconciliation? Isn't that just another word for acquiescence?

Reconciliation: Definition from the 1895 Edition of Funk & Wagnels

Acquiescence is a legal term used to describe an act of a person in knowingly standing by without raising any objection to infringement of his rights, when someone else is unknowingly and honestly putting in his resources under the impression that the said rights actually belong to him. Consequently, the person whose rights are infringed cannot anymore make a claim against the infringer or succeed in an injunction suit due to his conduct. The term is most generally, "permission" given by silence or passiveness. Acceptance or agreement by keeping quiet or by not making objections.

So, I guess that the question is...Who is being reconciled here? We the people or the corporate government?
Dennis Kucinich is saying, in essence, that the Corporate interests must reconcile themselves to the interests of We The People. The majority of the people want an adequate health insurance program with a public option, preferably an option that guarantees health care that is not ran by profit motivated corporations. The alternative health care program set up by the corporate controlled senate will cost more than the one that is already in place and will produce government legislation that will force folks to buy insurance that couldn't afford it in the first place, while corporate executives skim off record profits and bonuses.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Taliban claims deadly suicide attack in Pakistan

CNN March 13, 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 13 people and injured dozens in the northwest part of the country Saturday, authorities said.

The attack at a security checkpoint in the city of Saidu Sharif injured 37, according to Ibrahim Khan, a police official in the Swat District, where the military launched an offensive against the Taliban last year. The city is near Mingora, the largest city in the district.

Khan said the suicide attacker, who was dropped off on a rickshaw, approached a checkpoint manned by police and military personnel.

Security personnel opened fire when the attacker refused to stop. Moments later, the attacker detonated explosives.

Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, told CNN by phone that his organization takes responsibility for the deadly blasts in Lahore on Friday and the attack Saturday.

The Saturday blast comes a day after a twin suicide bombing on a military convoy in Lahore killed 44 people and injured nearly 100 others. Assailants targeted military convoys, approaching on foot and detonating their explosives 15 to 20 seconds apart, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah said. Five of the dead were Pakistani soldiers, he said.

"Pakistan has become a colony of Blackwater," Tariq said, referring to the company now known as Xe Services that provided security to U.S. officials in Iraq.

"The government of Pakistan has become puppet of U.S," he added.

Tariq warned that failure to halt operations against the Taliban will lead to more attacks.

"Our 2,000 suicide bombers, who have already spread across the country, will act against security personnel and government installations," Tariq said.

Tariq said the attacks on both days were a retaliation for the killing of innocent "Mujahedeen" by Pakistani government under the orders of the United States. A Pakistani crackdown on militants has resulted in the arrests of top Taliban.

After the twin bombings Friday, a series of low-level blasts occurred in succession in the Iqbal Town area of the city that night. Three people were injured in the blasts and damage was minimal, Lahore Police said.

Earlier this week, gunmen entered a North West Frontier Province compound of the humanitarian agency World Vision, threw grenades, opened fire on the staff inside and detonated a homemade bomb before leaving, according to a World Vision statement.

Richard Holbrook

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kit Bond: Just another. One Voiced, Neo Corporate, Crook inherited from Bu$hco

A predictable member of the corporate superstructure that was imported from Bu$hco; Kit will do and say anything that greases the skids for the Neo Republicon agenda. Some of his main contributors are Boeing and Monsanto. He is involved in"Vote Smart", which is, in my opinion, mind control for dummies.

Our legal rights are eroding because of one voiced neo conservatives like him that fight meaningful change and promote the corporate government that Obama inherited. A substantial majority of Americans -- 65 percent to 33 percent -- believe that it was the correct action for the FBI to read him those rights, including the right to remain silent, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted Feb. 12-15.

And here's a more rational viewpoint from Crooks and Liars