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3. sophisticated, suave, urbane
HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH UNITE TO CRUSH IRANIAN DISSIDENTS
Hamassholes in Tehran
Amid the violence, confusion and government restrictions on communication, the accuracy of conflicting accounts is hard to ascertain.Iran's soccer team wears symbolic green bands
"The most important thing that I believe people outside of Iran should be aware of," the young man went on, "is the participation of Palestinian forces in these riots."
Another protester, who spoke as he carried a kitchen knife in one hand and a stone in the other, also cited the presence of Hamas in Teheran.
On Monday, he said, "my brother had his ribs beaten in by those Palestinian animals. Taking our people's money is not enough, they are thirsty for our blood too."
It was ironic, this man said, that the victorious Ahmadinejad "tells us to pray for the young Palestinians, suffering at the hands of Israel." His hope, he added, was that Israel would "come to its senses" and ruthlessly deal with the Palestinians.
When asked if these militia fighters could have been mistaken for Lebanese Shi'ites, sent by Hizbullah, he rejected the idea. "Ask anyone, they will tell you the same thing. They [Palestinian extremists] are out beating Iranians in the streets… The more we gave this arrogant race, the more they want… [But] we will not let them push us around in our own country."
Big crowd masses for mourning rally in Tehran
CA's Iranians Doing Their Part
"If they can't do it, we will," said the U.S. college-going daughter of Iranian emigres, who did not want her name published. "We just want to hear as much as we can, so we can flood the world with news."'Hundreds held' amid Iran protests
In the lightning-fast and frequently anonymous world of Twitter and YouTube, the line between rumor and fact is easily blurred. Amateur video and photos broadcast across the Internet provided some of the first evidence that at least a dozen people had been killed in clashes between demonstrators and pro-government militiamen.
But it was impossible to confirm posts that some of the militiamen could not speak Persian, which convinced many opposition supporters here that Iran's rulers had brought in Arabic-speaking members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia to crush street protests.
Is jpost behind the 'Iranian Twitter Revolution'?
The Jerusalem Post's routine online coverage of events in Iran has been cited as an ostensible key element behind the Iranian "Twitter Revolution," and characterized as being part of a purported Israeli conspiracy to stoke unrest in the Islamic republic.Tony Blair to Israel: Don’t rule out right of return
Yah OK. How 'bout you sod off now, swampy?
This coming from the man who was go between for Hamas & Gerry Adams very recently.
Okeedokee then. Hey I know, why don't we all just jump in the fucking ovens and save you fine people all the trouble?
Mideast peace deal could happen 'within year': Blair
Oh! I thought I told you to sod off already. Swampy.
Olmert: I didn't accept right of return
What, me worry?
Hamas rejects Carter plea to recognize Israel
A senior Hamas official praised former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday, a day after he met with the group, but said he failed to persuade the Islamic rulers of Gaza to accept international demands, including recognizing Israel.OK, dig this crap:
Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive voices and aimed at broadening and advancing the public conversation.Here's Their Headline Story:
Time for Jews to Abandon the Old Foundation Myth of Israel?
So Shmatt Vile.
Here's their staff:
Gary Laderman is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Religion at Emory University.Israel accuses IAEA chief (NAMED MOHAMMED) of bias on Syria
Linell Cady is Franca Oreffice Dean's Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University.
Evan Derkacz, managing editor of Religion Dispatches, was an editor and writer at the award-winning web magazine, AlterNet.org, from 2003-2007.
Lisa Webster, senior editor, is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
Bias ? What bias? Absurd! Unheard of!
Fear, Loathing and SOMA in Gaza
What you thought they blow themselves up straight?
Outside a pharmacy in Gaza City, Mohamed Jarada, 19, was sad and worried after the pharmacist refused to sell him the drug he used to take to deal with his depression.Muslims Harm Palestinian Christian Arabs
The supposedly independent Palestine News Network did not report the Muslim rampage that desecrated 70 Christian graves just after the Pope advocated statehood for the Palestinian Authority (P.A.). Instead it reported a Muslim-Christian meeting on tolerance between Muslims and Christians. Divert attention from actual intolerance to theoretical tolerance.Israel and US row on settlements
All settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are illegal under international law. More than 450,000 Jews are living in the West Bank.Please, being a Jew in Jerusalem is illegal under international law.
UAE: Jobless nationals at record high
Everyone of them a potential terrorist.
More than 40,000 UAE nationals of working age are jobless, taking the unemployment rate to its highest level since the country was founded 38 years ago, said an employment official.Turkish leaders meet amid coup fears
Coup are you again?
Was TARP a ruse to cover CitiGroup?
In Bailout Nation, we discuss the possibility that The TARP was all a giant ruse, a Hank Paulson engineered scam to cover up the simple fact that CitiGroup (C) was teetering on the brink of implosion. A loan just to Citi alone would have been problematic, went this line of brilliant reasoning, so instead, we gave money to all the big banks.JPMorgan and Other (SEIZER APPROVED) Banks Repay TARP Money
As of October 2008, the other banks, while somewhat worse for wear, neither wanted nor needed the capital injection. None of them were in the same trouble as Citi. Instead of the FDIC absorbing a few billion in losses from Wachovia’s bad assets, the taxpayers lost 35 times that amount.
Obama's Financial Regulation Proposal: The Devil Is In the Details
The Devil is in every freakin' thang, I got news for ya.
Obama to create insurance office within Treasury
Somehow I do not feel in good hands with The Seizer's ALL STATE....
Plan for More Fed Power Could Become a Lightning Rod
The Fed Must Not Be Politicized
Oh you silly experts make me laugh so HARD!
Too late Sherlock. Wake the fuck up.
This is a dangerous and slippery slope. Under no means should the Fed ever have to ask the Treasury or the White House for approval to do anything.Noooo! You must be kidding me!
So, where were you in September?
Geithner Defends Plan to Give Fed Stepped-Up Powers in Overhaul
Broader Fed role provokes wide dissent
Attention dissenters: You will be listed.
Fed May See Independence Dented in Rules Overhaul
The central bank would have power to set capital and liquidity standards, force firms to develop an emergency-resolution plan, and scrutinize subsidiaries. The plan also orders an internal review of the Fed’s governance structure, with input from “a wide range of external experts.”Here Are the New Financial Regulations
As announced earlier this week, the White House has issued its near-final version of a new regulatory framework for the financial industry. The official rollout will be televised shortly. Meanwhile, here is the current version [pdf] of the regs, courtesy of the Washington Post. One ominous part of the new regs is a proviso that would subject "large, interconnected" firms to consolidated oversight by a special Financial Services Oversight Council -- a prospect that, as commenter CoyoteBlue noted, sounds like nationalization.Brazil, Russia, India and China form bloc to challenge US dominance
LOL. The Gold Man Formed it FOR THEM.
US Dominance comitted SUICIDE.
FDIC's Bair says big firms "can and will fail"
Dude should get a gig as an inspirational speaker on the side.
BRIC Summit: What is the point?
They Must To Break You, asshole.
China Shares End At Over 10-Month High; Energy Cos, Banks Lead
Return of the Big Bonus
Bank of America Has 'Considerable' Savings in Asia
I'll bet !
Congress and the IMF's Power Grab
A sad spectacle played out in Washington this week as House Democrats pushed through a $106 billion supplemental appropriations bill to fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan that also provides a whopping $108 billion in expanded credit to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The bill, which will soon be voted on in the Senate, also permits the IMF to sell $13 billion in gold for the chief purpose of establishing a permanent endowment for itself.Welcome to the most exclusive club in Britain
He is the man who wanted Wall Street executives to be fired in the wake of the banking crisis and was one of the first to urge the nationalisation of struggling banks — and from next month he will be helping to set Britain’s interest rates.THE CONGO: "Though it seems nobody could care less"
Adam Posen, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, was named yesterday the latest member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
More than it seems, the Glow Ballers really could care less about you. Far as they are concerned only the Muslim Arabs and especially the "Palestinians" are suffering in this world. At Israel's hand naturally. Which must be remedied immediately by the death of all Juden and then all war shall instantly cease, gold & candy will rain down from the sky, the blind shall see, the lame shall walk, miracles deluxe I'm telling you like you can't believe! Nirvana! Glow Ball Peace! So STFU & die already, OK, you pain in the ass Africans?
Nobody could care less.
The situation of civilians caught in the conflict in Kivu is becoming increasingly desperate, according to eyewitness reports received by the Missionary News Service this morning. “People are fleeing to the woods for days; without water, food or clothes, people are doing everything possible to avoid the armed gangs and even insubordinate army soldiers who loot their homes”, one source said.Amnesty: Human rights in Zimbabwe still "grim"
“ The number of people driven from their homes by the violence that began last February in the east stands at some 800,000, though it seems nobody could care less. Despite the clamour prompted by the Congo-Rwandan offensive against the CNDP and the capture of dissident general Laurent Nkunda, civilians are having to endure even worse conditions" - a person in Goma in North Kivu, told MISNA.
Fifty die in 24 hours in Somali violence
MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 18 (UPI) -- At least 50 people died in 24 hours of fighting between Somali government forces and Islamic insurgents battling to for control of Mogadishu, witnesses said.Chevron Shuts 100,000 barrel per day Output In Nigeria
Chevron Pulls out 300 Workers from Niger Delta Region
Nigeria, China oil deal unclear
All the better to scam you with!
China denies reports of Beijing visit by Kim Jong Il's son
Which means he was there, and they want us to know he was there to boot.
Bolivia Becoming a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism
Estonian President Urges West To Pay Attention To What Is Going On
Let's be honest, the Cold War forced us to have a certain amount of backbone, moral rigor, that it was, with very few exceptions, unacceptable to just try to make a buck when you were dealing with a totalitarian, communist regime. And, then of course it was not that easy to do it anyway because they were not capitalist.Russia Ends Ban on Belarus Dairy Goods
But [today] I think that we have this spectrum of opinion on this that is very broad. There are also national interest issues here regarding energy which lead to some countries caring less about these issues, about human rights. There are personal interest issues on the part of some people that we have seen and, in fact, we end up with an odd situation in which the former communist countries which have the empirical and experiential knowledge of what it means to have lack of human rights, lack of freedom of speech, in some ways are -- how to put this politely -- well, in any case, I would say that many of us feel that talking about those very same issues is not popular and in fact almost looked down upon by some of our colleagues in the European Union because it is viewed as somehow antiquated or out of place to talk about human rights and freedom of speech -- and I think that is a cause for concern, actually.
Gazprom says it wants $230 mln from Belarus
You thought maybe ending the dairy ban was free?
HA HA HA!
Gazprom integrates, plans modernization
We are always doing the integrationing and making with the modernizazizing.
ALWAYS! SAY IT!
It is too a word, it is a word if I make it a word, do not question Vlad.
Russia, China Trumpet Ties
Yea but can they tie trumpets?
The two countries have signed energy deals valued at a record $100 billion this year, and the Russia's economy ministry said Wednesday that China overtook Germany and the Netherlands as Russia's biggest trading partner in the first four months of 2009Russia, China to Promote Ruble, Yuan Use in Trade
Medvedev, Hu to Speed Up Gas Talks
I know a million ways to speed up gas, gimme a ring.
Russia Set For A Long 'Continuation War' With Georgia
And that goes for everyone fuckin' else too.
Say my name........
Russia detains former lawmaker suspected of murder
The Federal Investigative Committee said Wednesday that Mikhail Glushchenko was detained Tuesday in St. Petersburg. A committee statement said he is suspected of masterminding the 2004 murder of two Russian businessmen and another former Russian lawmaker in Cyprus. Glushchenko was elected to parliament in 1995 with the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. The party said it had no links with him after his term expired in 2000.Official Downplays US Role In Competition For Turkmen Gas
TURKMENISTAN: Close to resolving conflict with GAZPROM
You Turkmen better resolve or we blow your shit up again.
Belarusian leader goes on three-day visit to Turkmenistan
Turkish PM Meets Turkmen PM
All the Young Turks love Hadise...
Kazakhstan's Defense Minister Fired By President
He must have been disoriented and confused.
A brief statement gave no reason for the dismissal and said only that Danial Akhmetov had been "relieved of his duties" by order of the presidentKazakhstan in Talks to Acquire Brazilian Tantalum Miner
So WTF is tantalum and why do we care?
Tantalum has been proposed as a "salting" material for nuclear weaponsOy.
Kazakhstan & Non-Proliferation
Following the collapse of the USSR, the Republic of Kazakhstan became a participant of major international negotiations and agreements concerning disarmament, arms control as well as confidence-building measures.Former Kazakhstan Consultant Cannot Examine CIA Documents
Say it ten times, FAST!
Clinton and the kooky Kazakh uranium connection
The latest from the federal courtroom hosting the foreign bribery case of uber-middleman James Giffen is that only his lawyers can examine files disgorged from the Central Intelligence Agency. Unless the CIA grants specific permission for a requested document, Giffen himself cannot look at the classified material.
The 68-year-old Giffen has a long history of business in the Soviet Union and then Kazakhstan. Starting in 1969, he stood as a middleman in deals between American businesses and Soviet enterprises. In 1987, he introduced Chevron to Mikhail Gorbachev, leading to the company's eventual acquisition of the supergiant Tengiz field in Kazakhstan, its single-biggest oil property. After the Soviet collapse, he cozied up to Kazakhstan leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, becoming his main oil adviser and, for a time during the late 1990s, the go-to middleman for any major oil deal in the Central Asian country.
Six years ago, that world came tumbling down when Giffen was arrested at JFK. The charges are that, as Nazarbayev's consultant, he channeled some $80 million in payments from American oil companies to European bank accounts held by the Kazakh president and other leading Kazakhs.
IMF welcomes Kazakhstan's anti-crisis policy
Anti-crisis policy. These people crack me right up.
LEADER OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN INJURED IN PAKISTAN
Uzbekistan halves Tajik gas supplies
Investors Call on ILO to Ensure End of Child Labor in Uzbekistan
Obama blocks list of visitors to White House
So did GWB.
Openly gay man considered for post at Pentagon
For political reasons, naturally. Nothing at all to do with merit.
They don't say who this mystery Steve is but I'll bet he plans some fabulous redecorations!
President Obama is considering nominating an openly gay man to a top civilian Pentagon post as he seeks to temper growing criticism from gay rights advocates that he has not been bold enough on their issues.President Wades Into Gay Issues
Put on yer best hip waders and insert your own joke [HERE]
Obama Violates His Own Law
Stupid headline, The Obamanable is above all law!
ABC News or DNC News?
E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress
Since April, when it was disclosed that the intercepts of some private communications of Americans went beyond legal limits in late 2008 and early 2009, several Congressional committees have been investigating.Vegas Paper Subpoenad to ID online commenters
Those inquiries have led to concerns in Congress about the agency’s ability to collect and read domestic e-mail messages of Americans on a widespread basis, officials said. Supporting that conclusion is the account of a former N.S.A. analyst who, in a series of interviews, described being trained in 2005 for a program in which the agency routinely examined large volumes of Americans’ e-mail messages without court warrants.
Two intelligence officials confirmed that the program was still in operation. Both the former analyst’s account and the rising concern among some members of Congress about the N.S.A.’s recent operation are raising fresh questions about the spy agency.
The subpoena seeks the identities and personal information about people who posted comments on the story. The newspaper said prosecutors told the judge in the case that some comments hinted at acts of violence and the subpoena was issued out of concern for jurors' safety.
Mitchell said anonymous speech is "a fundamental and historic part of this country." The newspaper would consider cooperating if specific crimes or real threats were presented, he said.
The newspaper said the subpoena bears the name of U.S. Assistant District Attorney J. Gregory Damm, a lawyer on the Justice Department team that is prosecuting Kahre and others on charges including income tax evasion, fraud and criminal conspiracy.
Grand jury proceedings are secret, and the subpoena is not a public record.
As well she should.
Statement of Attorney General Holder
Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
June 17, 2009
DoD cybercommand stalled
Plans for a Department of Defense cybercommand appear to be on hold, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates hasn't decided whether to move forward with any plans, according to Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn.OK. SO.... if Kareem Shora works for DHS now, howTF does he still work for ADC?
STFU you crazy ass spleen! There is no conflict of interests here! NONE.
ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora released a statement Tuesday in which he demanded a complete investigation into the allegations.Government to Guarantee Loans for Nuclear Power Plants
There are four companies chosen by the state
Behold the incipent Nukeprom of Oymeristan!
Energy bill advances in Senate
Digital era redefines brand identity
Plouffe Daddy on BRANDING ~
Earlier this month I was fortunate to hear David Plouffe, campaign manager for Barack Obama , (described in the victory speech as “the unsung hero of this campaign”), talk about the role of the extraordinarily imaginative use of so-called “new media” in the election of the first YouTube-era President.You do not have any existing opposition party.
You have two BRANDS of the same product under the R & D labels which are then marketed to two divergent main demographics and then sub marketed to the more nominal demographics within each. THEY ARE SOOOOO SHMMMATTT!
THE GREATEST LOGO SINCE THE HAMMER & SICKLE, I TELL YA!
Understanding the New World Order of Emerging Markets
There it is again. STFU!
The shape of the global market for pharmaceuticals is undergoing a rapid change. As recently as 2006, more than half of the market growth was in the US, according to IMS Health. But this year, they are predicting that the US market will decline by up to 2 percent, and 52 percent of growth will come in the seven so-called Pharmerging markets—Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Turkey and South Korea —where growth in 2006 was just 16 percent. At today’s prices, these countries still only account for 12 percent of the global dollar value of the pharma industry (about $80 billion), but that still represents a significant shift in market dynamics.Feds claim success at border
Homeland security chief Janet Napolitano is claiming early success for the Obama administration’s border crackdown on southbound smuggling of firearms and drug proceeds to Mexican drug cartels, citing a threefold increase in weapons’ seizures and a twofold increase in bulk cash seizures.Medtronic Paid the Surgeon Accused Of Falsifying Study Nearly $800000
Sanofi-Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline Will Donate Influenza Vaccines To WHO
Schools to become State "Shot Clinics"?
Schools are being "put on notice".... "But the U.S. is pouring money into development of a vaccine in anticipation of giving at least some people the shots"
Schoolchildren could be first in line for swine flu vaccine this fall — and schools are being put on notice that they might even be turned into shot clinics.RI gets $12 M in FEMA grants
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she is urging school superintendents around the country to spend the summer preparing for that possibility, if the government goes ahead with mass vaccinations.
"If you think about vaccinating kids, schools are the logical place," Sebelius told The Associated Press. No decision has been made yet on whether and how to vaccinate millions of Americans against the new flu strain that the World Health Organization last week formally dubbed a pandemic, meaning it now is circulating the globe unchecked. But the U.S. is pouring money into development of a vaccine in anticipation of giving at least some people the shots.
CA Receives $262 Million in Competitive Homeland Security Grants
FEMA Grant Allocations a Boost to States, Locals, Tribes
Bill would fund DHS data center consolidation
A Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee today approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2010 that would provide “significant funding” to consolidate the department’s 24 data centers into two secure facilities, according to a summary of the bill.FY 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed
The exact amount of funding approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee for the consolidation program was not immediately available. The specific dollar amount will be made available when the full Senate Appropriations Committee considers the measure. That is expected to happen June 18.
DHS Conducts Operations Exercise
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted an exercise to test the readiness and capabilities of federal departments and agencies—coordinating with the White House—to execute their Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans today. The exercise, known as Eagle Horizon, is a mandatory annual exercise for all executive branch departments and agencies coordinated by DHS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate.DHS awards infrastructure awareness deal
“Today’s exercise was critical to testing our continuity of operations procedures and ensuring coordination across the federal government in the event of a major emergency,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “A carefully designed and well-practiced national continuity plan significantly enhances our ability to react swiftly and effectively to any incident we may face.”
In a national emergency, federal departments and agencies may be required to relocate to alternate sites. Eagle Horizon simulates such an event—and triggers the cohesive, overlapping national continuity plan vital to the continued performance of essential government functions.
The U.S. Homeland Security Department has awarded Battelle a task order to support operational awareness at U.S. critical infrastructures and key resources. U.S. company Battelle and its subcontractor Capstone were awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the Homeland Security Department.DHS funds IT-related projects
Under the five-year, $29 million deal, Battelle will support the Homeland Security Department's National Infrastructure Coordination Center Watch locations and the Office of Infrastructure Protection Incident Management Cell with operational awareness services.
Raytheon will lead a $381 billion defense electronics market over the next ten years
Gordon College lands Raytheon archives
Gordon College was recently given the archives of longtime trustee Tom Phillips, the former Raytheon CEO and president who spent 42 years with the company, where microwave technology was developed in the late 1940s.Retailers Head for Exits in Detroit
At a recent college tribute to Phillips, current Raytheon CEO William Swanson also announced the establishment of the $100,000 Phillips/Raytheon Scholarship endowment for women and students of color at Gordon who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
WORLD SOCIALIST WEBSITE PRESENTS:
No national grocery chain operates a store here. A lack of outlets that sell fresh produce and meat has led the United Food and Commercial Workers union and a community group to think about building a grocery store of its own.
One of the few remaining bookstores is the massive used-book outlet John K. King has operated out of an abandoned glove factory since 1983. But Mr. King is considering moving his operations to the suburbs. Last week, Lochmoor Chrysler Jeep on Detroit's East Side stopped selling Chrysler products, one of the 789 franchises Chrysler Group LLC is dropping from its retail network. It was Detroit's last Chrysler Jeep store.
"The lack of retail is one of the biggest challenges the city faces," said James Bieri, president of Bieri Co., a Detroit-based real-estate brokerage. "Trying to understand how to get it to come back will be one of the most important keys to its resurgence -- if it ever has one."
Marx and Darwin: Two great revolutionary thinkers of the 19th Century
There is a wealthy and powerful movement of the Christian right in the United States that has, and still is, attempting to stop Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution being taught in schools as the basis of all biological science. It has done this by putting forward a completely unscientific defence of religious obscurantism, generally based on literal interpretations of the BibleNew Motion in the UK Parliament on Assyrian Genocide
Arch Dhimmi of Canterbury: We must stop clash of civilizations
Does he even OWN a bible this guy?
The archbishop indicated that it is vital for Christian and Muslim scholars to come together and conduct debates. "The primary purpose of each seminar is to establish relations based on trust between ourselves. The first seminar was held after the 9/11 attacks. These seminars aim to prevent a clash of civilizations," he said.Attacks continue on Romanians in Northern Ireland
A surge in racist violence over the past few years has coincided with the decline in Northern Ireland's traditional conflict between paramilitary groups rooted in rival Catholic and Protestant districts.Old Jews Telling Jokes
Some of the violence has been blamed on Protestant youths, who once would have vented their anger against Catholics or joined outlawed pro-British paramilitary groups. The attacks have largely taken place in south Belfast, a diverse area that is home to Queen's University, affluent neighborhoods and a working-class Protestant district known as The Village, where curbstones are painted in pro-British red white and blue.
WTF else can we do?
Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano Eruption Forces Evacuation Of Tourists
Volcanic eruption in Russia may give Texas great sunsets
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country