August 9th, 2008


Did George Dubya Slap Misty May’s *ss?

August 9, 2008 

To be honest I couldn’t be arsed working today and was gonna chill out for a few hours in front of the PS3 but I’m not a weak man (unless it involves women) so into the office I went and cranked up my email

I’d been sent a set of photos from the beach volleyball in Beijing - women in bikinis is always a good way to start the day so I opened it up to have a look at the photos.

As I scanned the pictures I see good ole George Dubya is at the event talking with the competitors from the USA team, Misty May Treanor & Kerri Walsh. Nice to know Dunya likes chicks in bikinis too. 


Washington, DC - Headquarters Of A Vast Criminal Empire

By Karl Schwarz 


This article is to fine tune a picture, so you can better see, exactly, what is going on in Washington, DC. As you read on, keep this phrase in mind: "institutionalization of criminal racketeering" by our government against you. At the behest of Wall Street and the Wealthy Elite, our government has literally legalized theft through stock fraud in our capital markets.

Many people have asked why I walked out on RNC in 1996. It was actually for two reasons because I could clearly see, from inside knowledge, that both of the efforts to change US policy and head in dangerous, evil, based-on-lies directions were going to be complete catastrophes for the United States and its people. I could clearly see in 1996 that what they thought they could pull off like a cake walk was going to backfire in their faces and seriously endanger the future of America. I also knew it would seriously damage the financial health of most American citizens. Here we are 12 years later and I was 100% right then...and now.
The world was already changing for the better but that was not good enough for DC. They were trying to maneuver to rule the world as if DC were on some kind of moral high ground that other nations did not possess or could never reach. They knew they were going to have to lie to pull off their scam, and they were delusional enough to think they could do it and never get caught. 



Ron Paul predicted the crash of Fanny Mae five years ago

Hank, here’s Ron Paul predicting the crash of Fanny Mae five years ago

Fannie and Freddie

by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

Ron Paul in the House Financial Services Committee, September 10, 2003

Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing on the Treasury Department’s views regarding government sponsored enterprises (GSEs). I would also like to thank Secretaries Snow and Martinez for taking time out of their busy schedules to appear before the committee.

I hope this committee spends some time examining the special privileges provided to GSEs by the federal government. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the housing-related GSEs received $13.6 billion worth of indirect federal subsidies in fiscal year 2000 alone. Today, I will introduce the Free Housing Market Enhancement Act, which removes government subsidies from the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and the National Home Loan Bank Board.



Russian news agency: 'War between Russia and Georgia orchestrated from USA'

War between Russia and Georgia orchestrated from USA

09.08.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru 

The US administration urged for an immediate cease-fire in the conflict between Russia and Georgia over the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia.

In the meantime, Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo.

“The things that were happening in Kosovo, the things that were happening in Iraq – we are now following the same path. The further the situation unfolds, the more the world will understand that Georgia would never be able to do all this without America. South Ossetian defense officials used to make statements about imminent aggression from Georgia, but the latter denied everything, whereas the US Department of State reloaded not comments on the matter. In essence, they have prepared the force, which destroys everything in South Ossetia, attacks civilians and hospitals. They are responsible for this. The world community will learn about it,” the official said. 



Pacemakers can be turned off remotely

The Defcon conference is the wild and woolly version of Black Hat for the unwashed masses of hackers. It always has its share of unusual hacks. The oddest so far is a collaborative academic effort where medical device security researchers have figured out how to turn off someone’s pacemaker via remote control. They previously disclosed the paper at a conference in May. But the larger point of the vulnerability of all wirelessly-controlled medical devices remains a hot topic here at the show in Las Vegas.

Let’s not have a collective heart attack, at least not yet. The people on the right side of the security fence are the ones who have figured this out so far. But this has very serious implications for the 2.6 million people who had pacemakers installed from 1990 to 2002 (the stats available from the researchers). It also presents product liability problems for the five companies that make pace makers.

Kevin Fu, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and director of the Medical Device Security Center, said that his team and researchers at the University of Washington spent two years working on the challenge. Fu presented at Black Hat while Daniel Halperin, a graduate student at the University of Washington, presented today at Defcon.



China: 'This country is in crisis'

Did Invisible Hands Turn Beijing’s Staging Upside Down? 

By Diana Zhang

The Epoch Times Staff Aug 8, 2008

Perhaps the emotional climax for the Chinese audience of the Opening Ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics was the entry of the Chinese team, led by the world-famous basketball player Yao Ming carrying the Chinese flag, with a school child with his own small flag walking at Yao Ming’s side.
The Chinese state-controlled media had an article to go with a photo of this scene titled “Chinese Team Flag Bearer Yao Ming Stepping Into the Stadium With Heroic Youngster.” 


What the picture published in the official Chinese media does not show is that the flag in Lin’s little hand is upside down, as seen in an uncropped picture that the state-media did not publish.

An upside-down flag is the international nautical convention for “great distress.” In this case, Lin’s flag seems to send the message, “This country is in crisis.”



FBI Admits It Improperly Obtained Reporters’ Phone Records Using Terror Regulations

August 9, 2008 

F.B.I. Says It Obtained Reporters’ Phone Records 


WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post in the newspapers’ Indonesia bureaus in 2004.

Robert S. Mueller III, director of the F.B.I., disclosed the episode in a phone call to Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, and apologized for it. He also spoke with Leonard Downie Jr., the executive editor of The Washington Post, to apologize.

F.B.I. officials said the incident came to light as part of the continuing review by the Justice Department inspector general’s office into the bureau’s improper collection of telephone records through “emergency” records demands issued to phone providers. 


Man Tasered by Police Dies


August 8, 2008, 10:13 AM PDT

HEMET -- A man who was shocked by a taser from a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy last Saturday has died at a hospital in Hemet. The identity of the man, who passed away Thursday, has not been released.

Officials say deputies responded to a report that a man was behaving erratically around 3:50 p.m.Saturday in the 45200 block of Florida Avenue in southeast Hemet.

The Sheriff's department says when they arrived the man was screaming he was on fire, running over sprinklers and running in and out of traffic. When officers approached, the man became confrontational and made threatening gestures, officials say. A Riverside County Sheriff's investigator says that's when a deputy fired a taser at him.


Georgia declares state of war with Russia

NATO encouraged Georgia – Russian envoy
Pentagon Madmen Are About to Start World War III

Story Highlights
Georgian parliament declares state of war declared with Russia over South Ossetia

Russia says its paratroopers entering capital of South Ossetia

Cities across Georgia being bombed early Saturday

Russia's Interfax news agency said 2,000 people killed in South Ossetia capital

TBLISI, Georgia (CNN) -- Georgia's parliament Saturday approved a request by President Mikhail Saakashvili's to impose a "state of war," as the conflict between Georgia and Russia escalated, Georgian officials said.

Saakashvili accused Russia of launching an unprovoked full-scale military attack against his country, including targeting civilian homes, while Russian officials insist their troops were protecting people from Georgia's attacks on South Ossetia, a breakaway Georgian region that borders Russia.

Russia's Interfax news agency said the death toll was at least 2,000 killed in the capital of South Ossetia and claimed the city has been destroyed. 



Pickens Gives New Meaning to 'Self-Government'

By Steven Milloy

July 31, 2008

The more you learn about T. Boone Pickens’ plan to switch America to wind power, the more you realize that he seems willing to say and do just about anything to make another billion or two.

This column previously discussed the plan’s technical and economic shortcomings and marketing ruses. Today, we’ll look into the diabolical machinations behind it.

Simply put, Pickens’ pitch is “embrace wind power to help break our ‘addiction’ to foreign oil.” There is, however, another intriguing component to Pickens’ plan that goes unmentioned in his TV commercials, media interviews and web site -- water rights, which he owns more of than any other American. 



Dash Cam Records Deputy Beating Teen

Deputy Charged In Beating

POSTED: 4:57 pm EDT August 8, 2008
UPDATED: 6:03 pm EDT August 8, 2008

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -- An 18-year-old was punched 13 times in the face by a deputy, and it was all caught on tape.

The deputy, Brian Tollison, has been fired and had been charged in the incident.

WYFF was exclusively given excerpts from the video that was recorded on the deputy's dash camera on May 15.


Of the last 21 armed conflicts over water, 18 involved Israel

According to BBC online President Mikhail Gorbachev stated that there have been 21 armed disputes over water in recent history - and 18 of them involved Israel.

"It's highly unfair," said Yehezkel Lein, a water expert for Israeli human rights group B'tselem, who help to solve water problems in Palestinian areas. "We are talking about mainly the mountain aquifer and the Jordan River system. Regarding the first one Israel exploits approximately 80% of the renewal water resources, and the Palestinians the remaining 20%. Regarding the Jordan River system, the Palestinians do not have any access." [8] At the rate they are being massacred, Israel will soon have access to 100% of the water. But that is hardly a drop in the sand for Israel’s insatiable thirst.

The devil's genius

Once again, ignoring a policy of diplomacy which would lead to peace, we are being led to war.


Getting Georgia's War On

Ed note: Obama would do no differently than McCain.

By Mark Ames

August 8, 2008

The outbreak of war in Georgia on Friday offers a disturbing and somewhat surreal taste of what to expect from John McCain should he become our nation's Commander in Chief. As the centuries-old ethnic animosities between Georgia and Ossetia boiled over into another armed conflict, drawing in neighboring Russia, McCain issued a stark-raving statement from Des Moines that is disturbingly reminiscent of the language used in the lead-up to NATO's war against Yugoslavia in 1999, a war McCain zealously pushed for:

"We should immediately call a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to assess Georgia's security and review measures NATO can take to contribute to stabilizing this very dangerous situation," McCain said.

Calling on NATO to "stabilize this dangerous situation" is not going down well with Russia, where images of dead Russian peacekeepers and of frightened Ossetian refugees streaming across its borders have put the country in a very vengeful mood. It's hard to imagine what measures NATO could take under a McCain presidency, but in the mind of a man who thinks US troops should stay in Iraq for 100 years, and who runs around singing "Bomb Bomb Iran!" it's not hard to guess--and even harder not to be horrified by what it may mean come January 2009, should he win.


Orchestrating Famine

Food Shortages, Global Warming/Climate Change, Peak Oil, Population, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contamination — by Craig Mackintosh

The era of cheap food is over — this means disaster for millions, and mega-profits for a few. How did we get into this mess?

Most objective observers of the current food crisis are understandably concerned. Around 45% of the world’s population live on two dollars per day or less. Skyrocketing food prices are now bringing stress to two billion people, and despair to millions — around one hundred million, actually. The situation is only expected to further deteriorate as: the price of oil continues to soar; climate change-related disasters increase in frequency and intensity, and as policy decisions such as mandated biofuel quotas in our fuel supply further strengthens the already strong price connection between fuel and food. It is a humanitarian disaster that’s well underway, and one which seriously threatens to destabilize international security. As I’m sure you can appreciate, a hungry man is an angry man.

Making a killing



FBI to Review Police Raid That Killed Mayor's Dogs

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Aaron C. Davis

Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, August 8, 2008; B01

The FBI has launched a review of the violent law enforcement raid of the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo in Prince George's County last week that resulted in the deaths of the family's two dogs.

The agency has begun "reviewing the events that occurred at Mr. Calvo's residence," said Richard J. Wolf, spokesman for the FBI in Baltimore, which has jurisdiction over federal civil rights investigations in Maryland.

The FBI announcement came in response to a call yesterday by Calvo and his wife, Trinity Tomsic, for such a probe. Calvo and Tomsic suggested a systemic problem might exist in county law enforcement.


President Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder


Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer

Saturday, August 9, 2008

John F. Kennedy.

(08-09) 09:31 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --

Former President Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Ford's FBI files.

Ford, still a congressman at the time, also told a senior FBI official about internal panel disputes over hiring staff, Chief Justice Earl Warren's timetable for completing the final report on the assassination and what panel members said about the FBI.

In turn, Assistant FBI Director Cartha "Deke" DeLoach confidentially advised Ford of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's position on panel disputes; discussed where leaks were coming from; and, with Hoover's personal approval, loaned him a bureau briefcase with a lock so he could securely take the FBI report on the 1963 assassination with him on a ski trip.




NASA warns US airline passengers at risk


Airlines restrict fuel to cut cost

To save money, airline execs seek to lighten fuel load.

By Joan Lowy


Saturday, August 09, 2008

WASHINGTON — Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel.

Safety for passengers and crews could be compromised, they say.

The situation got bad enough three years ago, even before the latest surge in fuel prices, that NASA sent a safety alert to federal aviation officials.

There has been no action.


Oil markets are crashing. Why? The Democratic Congress closed the Enron Loophole in June

Updated: Oil @ $115: How Democrats made your gas cheaper...

by Steven R

Fri Aug 08, 2008 at 10:28:55 AM PDT

Democrats are ignoring a goldmine

This spring while Oil prices soared, debate festered between various factions as to whether supply/demand vs. speculators were causing the energy markets to rocket up. In case you haven't noticed, Oil markets are crashing and only one real actual thing has happened to affect this situation, and that thing was predicted to cause this exact response.... what is it?

The Democratic Congress CLOSED the Enron Loophole in the Farm Bill on June 22nd


Police use of force up 27%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg department vows to use results of internal review to make improvements.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

From The Charlotte Observer

Published: August 8, 2008

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers' use of force jumped nearly 27 percent in 2007, according to an internal affairs report released Thursday, and the department says it will use the data to make needed improvements.

Police used force against citizens 505times in 2007, compared with 399times the previous year. Fewer than 1 percent of those incidents violated department policies, the report said.

Use of force ranges from touching a suspect to firing a Taser or a gun.


US behind Georgia - Russian War

Top McCain adviser lobbied for nation of Georgia

Added: August 09, 2008

Take a look and make your own mind up!. This seems a Cold War return over Oil, always Oil. Cuts the Russians off from Iran as well. This is interesting as Russia had an alliance, although much under reported that they would help Iran if they were attacked.

The text of the news may be a little difficult to see but if you pause it you should get the point of why I put them in.


Edwards' large fundraiser says he made payments to Rielle Hunter

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Posted on Sat, Aug. 09, 2008

Edwards booster admits making payments to woman

Ames Alexander | Charlotte Observer

last updated: August 09, 2008 09:38:26 AM

One of John Edwards' largest fundraisers says he made payments to Rielle Hunter, the women with whom Edwards acknowledged he had an affair, but maintains that the former presidential candidate wasn't aware of his involvement.

Fred Baron, a prominent Texas trial lawyer who served as finance chairman of Edwards' two presidential campaigns, told The Dallas Morning News he paid money to Hunter to move from North Carolina to another location.

He told the Dallas newspaper that Hunter and Andrew Young, a former campaign aide who has claimed paternity of Hunter's child, were being followed by tabloid reporters who believed Edwards had fathered her child.


Georgia: oil, neocons, cold war and our credibility

by Jerome a Paris

Sat Aug 9th, 2008 at 10:21:57 AM EST

This is another diary critical of the West's position on Georgia.

Just as a bit of background, let me state here for the record that I wrote my PhD on the independence of Ukraine, and have thus studied how Russia behaves with its neighbors rather intensively. Following that, I worked for several years financing oil&gas projects in Russia and the Caspian; in particular, I worked on te financing of the BTC pipeline that goes from Azerbaijan to Turkey via Georgia (I wrote about it on DailyKos 3 years ago). Oil companies don't need the money: what they want is for other parties like banks to share the political risks associated with their projects. Which means that in turn, the job of a banker working on these projects is to understand those political risks. And it is quite obvious that the relationship between Russia and the Caucasus countries, including Georgia, was at the heart of my work.

As an additional preamble, when I say that the West has no more credibility than Russia on this conflict, it does not mean that Russia has any credibility, or that I love Putin, it means that the West has no credibility whatsoever; when I mock the West's claims about human rights and democracy, it does not mean that I think Russia is a defender of human rights and democracy, just that we have no credibility either on the topic.


US Transporting Georgian Troops Out of Iraq to Fight Russia

From Times Online
August 9, 2008

Georgia pulls 1,000 troops from Iraq

Deborah Haynes in Baghdad

Half of Georgia’s 2,000 troops in Iraq plan to leave the country by Monday to join the fight against separatists in the breakaway province of South Ossetia, with the rest following as soon as possible, their commander said.

“First of all we need to remove 1,000 guys from here within 96 hours, after that the rest of the guys,” Colonel Bondo Maisuradze told The Times this morning.

“The US will provide us with the transportation,” he added.

Georgia had said initially that it planned to withdraw just half of its contingent in Iraq.



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11:55 am: President Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder
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