Sunday, August 23, 2009

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The U.S. needs some G-20 protest inspiration!

The G-20 meeting to be held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is taking place in just under a month (Sept. 24-25, 2009) and it would be nice to receive some advice and/or words of solidarity from London G20 protesters about how to achieve success with this round of protests. Online support via Twitter updates & Blogs would be helpful too! You folks have experience and we need to here from you in the states!

With the G-20 meeting fast approaching, things are shockingly quiet regarding the protest in many progressive/radical media outlets. Some, of course, are reporting related news (or reposting mainstream stories) and the turnout is still expected to be quite large, but I feel more could be done locally and internationally to get the word out well in advance (so as to make this a truly historic protest). It shouldn't be difficult to tie the G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors to the current worldwide economic crisis (as they right ought be associated) and many people across the political spectrum should be encouraged to attend the protest.

Share what you know about the G-20 and organize locally for a non-violent general strike. Call the talk shows, post to forums, and try to become acquainted with TWITTER to help spread the word!



NEIN Field Reporter

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'2nd Amendment Patriots' Indiana Gun Rights Rally
Last night Gun Owners from both ends of Indiana met to discuss taking back our State, from the North to the South we plan to march our way to the Capitol with a Pro 2nd Amendment Patriot Vision. The meeting was organized, so that citizens dedicated in perserving their rights, freedoms and civil libeties of every American by Educating the American Public of our Founding Fathers History. The 3rd District 'Campaign for Liberty' made a special trip to attend this event and report it for those who wanna see the true grass roots movement in the making. The Revolution will not be televised by MSM, so this is my lastest live report.

NEIN Field Reporter

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Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Baird

I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.
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BARAKULA IS A CORPORATE MARKETING CREATION, worked for Business International Corporation, a CIA cover

Obama admits working for Business International Corporation ("BIC")--
"... which has a long history of providing cover for the CIA with covert action
and infiltrating unions and the left."

Obama called it "a consulting house to multinational corporations"
but in his book he does not say who his employer was, or what he did for BIC.


John Pilger has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize,
Australia's recognition of outstanding work for human rights
and "peace with justice":
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BARAKULA White House v. CIA; Panetta Threatened to Quit
Tensions Lead to CIA Director's "Screaming Match" at the White House
August 24, 2009

A "profanity-laced screaming match" at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC

Russian And US Forces Retake Missing Nukes From Rogue CIA “Terrorists”

Amid reports that Panetta had threatened to quit just seven months after taking over at the spy agency, other insiders tell that senior White House staff members are already discussing a possible shake-up of top national security officials.

"You can expect a larger than normal turnover in the next year," a senior adviser to obama on intelligence matters told

Since 9/11, the CIA has had five directors or acting directors.

A White House spokesperson, Denis McDonough, said reports that Panetta had threatened to quit and that the White House was seeking a replacement were "inaccurate."

According to intelligence officials, Panetta erupted in a tirade last month during a meeting with a senior White House staff member. Panetta was reportedly upset over plans by Attorney General Eric Holder to open a criminal investigation of allegations that CIA officers broke the law in carrying out certain interrogation techniques that President obama has termed "torture."
Officials: Lithuania Hosted Secret CIA Prison To Get "Our Ear"
Spy Who Allegedly Raped Woman Back in Court
More from Brian Ross and the Investigative Team

A CIA spokesman quoted Panetta as saying "it is absolutely untrue" that he has any plans to leave the CIA. As to the reported White House tirade, the spokesman said Panetta is known to use "salty language." CIA spokesman George Little said the report was "wrong, inaccurate, bogus and false."

Another source of contention for Panetta was today's public release of an investigation by the CIA inspector general on the first two years of the agency's interrogation and detention program. The report has been delayed by an internal administration debate over how much of the report should be kept secret.

One CIA official said colleagues involved in the interrogation program were preparing for a far-reaching criminal investigation.

In addition to concerns about the CIA's reputation and its legal exposure, other White House insiders say Panetta has been frustrated by what he perceives to be less of a role than he was promised in the administration's intelligence structure. Panetta has reportedly chafed at reporting through the director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, according to the senior adviser who said Blair is equally unhappy with Panetta.

"Leon will be leaving," predicted a former top U.S. intelligence official, citing the conflict with Blair. The former official said Panetta is also "uncomfortable" with some of the operations being carried out by the CIA that he did not know about until he took the job.

Other Candidates for the Job

The New York Times reported Thursday that the CIA had planned to use the private security contractor Blackwater to carry out assassinations of al Qaeda leaders.

Six other current and former senior intelligence officials said they too had been briefed about Panetta's frustrations in the job, including dealing with his former Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives.

One of the officials said the White House had begun informal discussions with candidates who were runners-up to Panetta in the CIA director selection process last year.

One of the candidates reportedly has begun a series of preparatory briefings.

"It would be a shame if such as talented a Washington hand as Panetta were to leave after one year," said Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant who worked on the national security team for the clinton and bush administrations and served as an adviser to President-elect obama.

"It takes that long for any senior bureaucrat to begin to understand what needs to get done and how to do it, "said Clarke. "The CIA needs some stability."
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Officials Push Circumcision For All Baby Boys Born In USA


Now the Birthers are demanding to know: Was Obama circumcised?

The General digs up the, ah, hot tip:

The fine Real Americans at the Free Republic have found Obama's achilles heel: his Long Dark Staff of White Insecurity.

The only other thing that hit me was that Sinclair said BO was not circumcised. When my son was born in a hospital that was done as a matter of routine without even consulting us. Would the same be for Hawaii? OTOH People born at home or in some other cultures are not circumcised.

A relative of mine was born (in a hospital) a couple of years after BO's alleged birth date. He was circumcised also (as a matter of routine, not according to any family request).

My son was born in June of 1961 in a hospital in CA, and the nurses released us because of miscommunication in a day and a half before the circumcision was done. We had to go back to the doctor’s office to have it done a week later, and the doctor was NOT HAPPY. My second son was born in the same hospital 4 years later. I don’t remember them asking me about it. Routine procedure for little boys.

Wish we had someone to make a phone call to the hospitols in HI and ask if they routinely do circumcism and when that practice started.

You might want to make that call to a Canadian hospital ...

MHGinTN: would have been in Kenya....not Canada.

Natural Born 54
I am having a vision of a court room scene. The judge turns to O sitting in the witness chair to his left and says “I am sorry, Mr. President, but I am going to have to ask you to stand and drop trou .....”

Anyone remember how Republicans wound up obsessing over Bill Clinton's Johnson, ad nauseam, even on TV? I remember Ann Coulter speculating over Paula Jones' claims about the shape and behavior of the Mighty Clenis, as we came to call it.

Now, I guess, they get to do the same for Obama's unit. This should get entertaining.

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Warming Oceans May Cause the Earth to Tilt

Global warming and expanding oceans, beyond immediate effects on the surface of our planet, may even cause the earth's axis to shift

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Human activity has widely affected our planet, reshaping surfaces, moving or extinguishing species, and warming the air and water. Now scientists say our reach has been extended even further -- warming oceans may even start to shift the Earth's axis of rotation.

Previously, the effect of warmer water temperatures was thought to be negligible and not strong enough to tilt the earth. But in a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have found that global warming and the resultant expansion of the oceans could actually shift our rotational axis significantly.

Warming causes our axis to shift because warmer water takes up more space than cooler water, and actually expanding upward and outward as it warms. Increased water volume pushes up onto shallow continental shelves, redistributing weight on the planet and causing the Earth to tilt. According to the report, the north pole of our rotational axis will travel around 1.5 centimeters a year in the direction of Alaska.

That's not much, in the context of other forces and movement. (The earth wobbles around as much if not more under other influences, including seasonal changes, melting glaciers, and retreating ice sheets.) But it is significant enough that the effect of warming should be taken into account when monitoring the way our axis moves in the future, the researchers report. Moreover, it represents just how strong the effects of human caused global warming can be -- even moving the planet itself.

[via New Scientist and Discovery News]

A summer hailstorm prompts inevitable questions on global warming

Christian Science Monitor - Moises Velasquez-Manoff - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎
What does the science on global warming say about hail? And more to the point, when it's as hot and muggy as it was — humidity that day hovered somewhere ...

Global Warming Will Make You Feel The Earth Move Under Your Feet

io9 - Graeme McMillan - ‎Aug 21, 2009‎
... going to shift slightly [but the] pole's not going to drift away in a crazy manner. Previously, Landerer and colleagues showed that global warming would ...

2009 Arctic Sea Ice Melt Is Extreme, But Unlikely to Break Record

Daily Green - Dan Shapley - ‎Aug 19, 2009‎
Meanwhile, the oil industry is paying front groups to fight global warming bills in Congress. By Dan Shapley The seasonal melting of Arctic sea ice this ...

Apocalypse Now: Profit in Spreading Fear

Canada Free Press - Tim Ball - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
Does it presage a shift to them questioning the false claim human CO2 is causing global warming, by far the largest example of exploiting fear? ...
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