Tara's Blog – March 2010 Archive (23)

Israel lobby presses Congress to soften Obama's tough stance on Netanyahu

American Israel Public Affairs Committee circulates letter urging White House to 'reinforce' relationship with Israel

Barack Obama
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Added by Tara on March 30, 2010 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Judge: War on Terror shouldn't be war on Constitution



By JOEL CONNELLY

SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

U.S. District Judge John Coughenour received a baker's dozen in death threats after he sentenced "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam to 22 years in prison: The judge and his family were put under protection by U.S. Marshals.

"I could not perceive any of the…

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Added by Tara on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Imagining an Israeli Strike on Iran

Oh goodie, they're sitting in back rooms playing war games once again. I would like to know who was chosen to sit in on these war games. As the article states, there are former top American policy makers and intelligence officials playing their parts in the game. It would be interesting to see the cast of characters chosen to play the actors in the theatre of war which more times than not becomes the real deal.

"Imagining an Israeli strike…

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Added by Tara on March 28, 2010 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

‘KopBusters’ Couple Lose Son Over Misdemeanor Pot Charge

By Stephen C. Webster





Barry and Candi Cooper, a married duo well-known in the world of drug reform activism, have temporarily lost custody of Candi’s youngest child due to misdemeanor charges stemming from a recent “KopBusters” sting operation against a police officer in Williamson County, Texas.



Pot smoking moms and dads of America, pay attention: This could happen to you too. Although the Coopers’ case is a bit more unusual than most and not all Child Protective…

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Added by Tara on March 27, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as West Bank unrest deepens



Funeral of Mohammed and Osaid Kaddous

Crowds of mourners carry the bodies of teenage cousins Mohammed and Osaid Kaddous, two of the four Palestinians killed by Israeli troops over the weekend…

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Added by Tara on March 22, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

FBI false flag terror plot exposed in court



Defense says NY synagogue-bomb plot was feds' idea - Washington Post

Four men accused of trying to bomb synagogues and shoot down planes in New York last spring did little more than go along with a fake plot proposed, directed and funded by the federal government.

A federal…

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Added by Tara on March 21, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill



Jane Hamsher

The Firedoglake health care team has been covering the debate in congress since it began last year. The health care bill will come up for a vote in the House on Sunday, and as Nancy Pelosi works to wrangle…

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Added by Tara on March 19, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Putting a price on Afghan life



What is the price of a human life?



In Afghanistan, if foreign troops kill an innocent civilian by accident, families may receive compensations of around $2,500.



But there is no fixed system for compensation - something that Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan, is now calling for.



However, many bereaved families aren't convinced that money will heal deep wounds.



Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from… Continue

Added by Tara on March 19, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Why we should avoid the pitfalls of allowing differences to divide us

We have often heard, especially in the truth movement about how the divide and conquer technique used by those in positions of power and authority have brought down many a good nation, stripped the ability of the people to see above and beyond their differences and the majority of a population get bogged down in minutiae instead of seeing the bigger picture. In the truth movement I have also seen so many fall into the same trap. Why do we have to allow this to be?



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Added by Tara on March 18, 2010 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

Nothing Outside the State

Robert Higgs

A popular slogan of the Italian Fascists under Mussolini was, “Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato” (everything in the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state). I recall…

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Added by Tara on March 17, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Israel’s apartheid: Making Palestinians pay for Hitler’s crimes



By Suzanne Weiss



This speech was given by Suzanne Weiss on March 2, 2010, to a meeting of students at the University of Waterloo in Canada, held as part of the Israeli Apartheid Week. Suzanne Weiss, a holocaust survivor, is a member of Not in Our Name: Jewish Voices Against Zionism and of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto.



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A year after a murderous Israel’s assault, the war on the people of Gaza continues. Gaza is still…

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Added by Tara on March 15, 2010 at 11:06am — 4 Comments

Ventura: ‘You’re not allowed to ask’ about 9/11

By Muriel Kane

Former Minnesota governor and one-time professional wrestler Jesse Ventura has run afoul of the Huffington Post's no-conspiracy-theory policy, and he's not happy about it.

"I can't believe the Huffington Post today will practice…

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Added by Tara on March 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment



A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.

Henry Samuel in Paris
Published: 7:00AM GMT 11…
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Added by Tara on March 11, 2010 at 11:57am — 4 Comments

Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

By Paula Hancocks, CNN

23 Year old ISM activist Rachel Corrie

Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts.

Rachel Corrie, along with…

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Added by Tara on March 10, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan



Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to…

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Added by Tara on March 9, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ill. judge won't toss torture suit naming Rumsfeld



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Added by Tara on March 5, 2010 at 11:50pm — No Comments

What the cybersecurity bill is really about

By W. R. McAfee

Online Journal Guest Writer

Remember the Copenhagen “Climate Conference” when the global warming scam and propaganda machine was outed by a hacker and the Internet?…

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Added by Tara on March 4, 2010 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Marine reportedly killed by opium-fueled private contractors

By John Byrne

Pentagon originally said Marine killed in combat

The Pentagon confirmed late Tuesday that it is investigating the death of a 24-year-old Indiana Marine after he was shot to death in Afghanistan, allegedly by several US-paid…

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Added by Tara on March 4, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Did they know? Israel-U.S. startup linked to Dubai hit, Police claim 13 suspects in the assassination of Hamas use cards issued by Tel Aviv-based firm

By TheMarker Correspondent and AP , By Guy Griml

Employees at the Payoneer are still trying to understand what hit them: the Israeli startup company has faced a wave of unwanted publicity after Dubai police claimed that suspects in the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh used its credit card technology.



Payoneer provides prepaid credit cards, which means holders can fill them with money and use…

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Added by Tara on March 3, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

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