Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lockerbie Bomber Was Innocent; New Documents Support the Obvious

Feb 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, War and Terrorism | Print Print

New documents shed further doubt over the evidence used to convict a Libyan man for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland, on December 21, 1988.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who was convicted in 2001 and released on bizarre “compassionate grounds” in 2009 amidst rumors of oil deals, was the only person to serve prison time for the crime.

This new evidence and a review of the case makes it almost certain he was innocent.
Among the wreckage of the plane, which was carrying mainly US and UK passengers on route to JFK International, were small fragments of a circuit-board alleged to be part of the bomb’s timer, which were found in a wooded area many miles from the immediate scene. The prosecution, using supposed CIA and FBI experts, asserted that the fragment examined was an exact match of a series of Timer’s sold to the Libyan Government. However newly released documents have revealed that the fragment was actually quite different. Instead of the tin and lead compound found on the Libyan circuit-boards, the fragment contained “pure tin”. It was not an exact match.

The evidence was discovered by a British Ministry of Defence scientist, but was never passed on to Megrahi’s lawyers, implying that the Libyan had been deliberately set-up.
In response to the new findings an MOD spokesperson told Al Jazeera that the board was likely modified before use, and this explains the difference. However this was never explored in the trial or backed up by any independent analysis.

Evidence of a set-up:

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Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Gains Momentum

Anthony Gucciardi
March 4, 2012
labelfoodlabel1 220x137 Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Gains MomentumAs concerns over the consumption of genetically modified foods continue to grow internationally, legislation is increasingly being introduced to mandate the labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. With thousands — if not millions — of products lining the grocery store shelves containing at least some genetically modified organisms (GMOs), consumers are demanding action. A total of 18 states are now examining laws that seek to explicitly label products containing GMOs.

Needless to say, the initiative isn’t making Monsanto very happy – the leading producer of genetically modified seeds with 90 percent of the market cornered. In fact, Monsanto has admitted influencing previous decisions to root out their GMO crops in places like Boulder, Colorado. Accused of organizing phony protests in support of their crops and using their profile as a mega corporation to influence key legislators, Monsanto has openly admitted influence in the key Boulder decision amid serious heat from the press.

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New imaging pinpoints deep brain wiring damages

New imaging technique shows damages to the brain’s nerve fibers after a traumatic brain injury.
Sun Mar 4, 2012 2:15PM GMT
We now have, for the first time, the ability to make visible these previously invisible wounds.”
Lead researcher, Walter Schneider of the University of Pittsburgh
Scientists have developed a new MRI-based technology for pinpointing damages that traumatic injuries may leave in the deep brain wiring.

“We now have, for the first time, the ability to make visible these previously invisible wounds,” said lead researcher Walter Schneider of the University of Pittsburgh. “If you cannot see or quantify the damage, it is hard to treat it.”

The new technique can detect very fine injuries caused by a mild concussion which brain CT scans fail to identify but cause unexplained problems such as memory loss and mood changes.

The new scan processes high-powered MRIs through a special computer program to map major fiber tracts, and paint them in vivid greens, yellows and purples that designate their different functions.

Studying the images help doctors define breaks in the fibers that could slow or even stop nerve connections from doing their job. 

Citizen spying app. for smartphone

New smartphone app ushers in the digital age of citizen spying

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Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security released an app for mobile phones they have called the “Suspicious Activity Reporting” application.

This application will allow for citizens to report “suspicious persons” more easily than ever before, ushering in the digital age of citizen spying, a thought which would make Stalin and those like him drool with envy.

The new application was recently unveiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s branch in West Virginia in concert with the office of the governor of West Virginia and if it is successful it could likely see a much wider distribution.

“With the assistance of our citizens, important information can quickly get into the hands of our law enforcement community allowing them to provide better protection,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said in an official statement.

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Syria Rebels Recieve $100 Million Donation To Buy Weapons

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TheGuardian reports that the NATO controlled Libyan national transitional council has sent a $100 million donation to Syria rebels to purchase weapons.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, last year pushed for the Arab League to suspend Syria.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, last year pushed for the Arab League to suspend Syria.

Qatar crosses the Syrian Rubicon: $100m (£63m) to buy weapons for the rebels

On Monday, Qatar‘s prime minister declared his state’s intent to start helping the Syrian opposition “by all means”, including giving them weapons. Two days later, anti-Assad officials received an offer of a $100m (£63m) donation, from their brothers in arms in Libya. Coincidence? Unlikely, if the Libyan revolution is any indicator.

The third act, in what looks very much like the beginning of a concerted push to arm the Syrian insurgency, took place today when the previously gun-shy Syrian National Council formed a military council, which it says will act as a clearing house for anyone offering it arms.

Two probabilities have quickly emerged: the first is that a militarized Syrian National Council is unlikely to be short of suppliers. And, second, Libya is merely a conduit for the $100m, which was at least partly funded by Qatar to get things rolling.

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Alex Jones STRATFOR Connection And The Murder Of Andrew Breitbart

Posted: March 2, 2012 in Alex Jones, BREAKING NEWS
David Chase Taylor
March 2, 2012

Alex Jones and Infowars appear to be in damage control as damning information linking Alex Jones to the Israeli intelligence firm STRATFOR is spreading virally around the internet

On February 16, 2012, published a breaking news story entitled “Alex Jones Cancels Speaking Tour 3 Days After Exposure As Possible STRATFOR Double Agent“. The article detailed the obvious and striking similarities between Alex Jones‘ Infowars and the Zionist intelligence agency entitled STRATFOR.

A few weeks later on February 29, 2011 the story regarding Jones and STRATFOR began to go viral on the web. At the time of publishing, there were over 3,000 blogs and websites posting the original story.

The chain of events which have transpired in the last 72 hours are quite shocking and may lead to the downfall of Alex Jones, Infowars, and STRATFOR.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Arpaio Says He Has the Goods on Obama

     PHOENIX (CN) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced at a press conference Thursday that his "cold case posse" found President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery.

     The finding is part of an ongoing investigation that began when 250 members of the Surprise Tea Party presented Arpaio with a signed petition asking him to investigate the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate.

     "A continuing investigation is needed to not only understand more about the creation of the alleged birth certificate forgery, but also to determine who, if anyone, in the White House or the state of Hawaii may have authorized it," Arpaio said in a statement
     Members of Arpaio's posse claim that the forgers created a false birth record and fraudulently passed the document off as Obama's official birth certificate. The posse also claimed that immigration records from the days surrounding Obama's birth - Aug. 1, 1961 to Aug. 7, 161 - are missing from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

     The investigation did not stem from taxpayer dollars as Arpaio's posse, consisting of former law-enforcement officers and lawyers with a law-enforcement background, are volunteers.

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Oakland PD Desperate to Demonize #Occupy - 3 charged with hate crimes

(Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release.

Watson said the other two suspects were arrested at a February 29 Occupy Oakland protest.

How to Survive Nuclear Holocaust

Recommendations from the Three Mile Island Recovery Team on how the best ways to increase your chances of surviving deadly radioactive nuclear fallout.

Mac Slavo
March 2nd, 2012
When the three mile island nuclear accident happened in March of 1979 Joy Thompson was one of the members of the health physics team responsible for initial recovery operations. The accident, which plant owner Metropolitan Edison downplayed by claiming that “everything is under control,” later led to wide-spread evacuations, first with a 5-mile radius evacuation zone being established, and then later a 20-mile evacuation zone. As was the case with the recent Fukushima disaster, those who would be most affected by the spread of dangerous radiation were the last to be told of the seriousness of the disaster. In the case of Three Mile Island, it was well over 24 hours before residents were told to get out. In Fukushima it was days.

Ms. Thompson contacted us recently to advise us that she and the surviving members of her team have created an easy to follow info-graphic and checklist that can help you to survive a nuclear disaster should you ever be faced with the same emergency as those people living around Three Mile Island.

While often ignored by most Americans, even on the heels of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the potential for nuclear disasters today is clearly more of a threat than ever before. Despite assurances from reactor manufacturers and plant operators, we’ve seen numerous disasters over the course of the last three decades, and we can be fairly certain that we will have another one in the future.  Read more

Sorry Gates: GMO Crops Proven to be Ineffective at Fighting World Hunger

Anthony Gucciardi
March 2, 2012
droughtcracks 220x137 Sorry Gates: GMO Crops Proven to be Ineffective at Fighting World HungerMonsanto shareholder Bill Gates has argued that GMOs are the solution to world hunger, going as far as to say that they are actually needed to fight worldwide starvation. Unfortunately for Gates, who back in 2010 bought 500,000 shares of the company he is now promoting in mainstream media as the solution to the world’s problems, a team of 900 scientists have found that GMO crops are actually not effective at fighting world hunger. In fact, the massive team found that Monsanto’s seeds, which have lead to thousands of farmer suicides due to excessive costs and failure to yield crops, were outperformed by traditional “agro-ecological” farming practices.

Funded by the World Bank and United Nations, an organization was created known as the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). Consisting of 900 scientists and researchers, they set out to examine the complex issue of world hunger. While the issue of world hunger may be quite complex, their results were not. Quite plainly, the group found that genetically modified crops were not a meaningful solution to the problem. In other words, the expert team showed through rigorous analysis and repeated study that the claims made by Bill Gates are completely inaccurate.

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Costa Rica Joins Call for Drug Legalization Debate

Laura Chinchilla - Wiki image
Phillip Smith

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has added her voice to the rising clamor for discussions on drug legalization as an alternative to the current state of affairs, in which Central American nations see themselves as increasingly threatened by the illicit drug trade. The discussion should go on even if the US opposes it, Chinchilla said.

"If we keep doing what we have been when the results today are worse than 10 years ago, we’ll never get anywhere and could wind up like Mexico or Colombia," Chinchilla said in San Jose Wednesday in remarks reported by Bloomberg Business News. There needs to be a "serious" discussion of legalization even if the US disagrees, because Central American nations are "paying a very high price" and "we have the right to discuss it," she added.
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Tide of Dismissals May Await Medical Marijuana Cases

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - The U.S. government can shut down California medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally under state law, a federal judge ruled, dismissing the first of many lawsuits filed in the wake of a statewide crackdown.

     Precedent shows that the government does not overstep its authority under the commerce clause when it goes after businesses and companies that sell medical marijuana, U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell said, even in ways that are legal under state law.

     El Camino Wellness Center, which is the operating name of Sacramento Nonprofit Collective, sued Attorney General Eric Holder in November of last year after a recent crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries, including those abiding by state law. 

ACLU Sues US Over Targeted Assassinations Of US Citizens

  Posted by - March 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Unmanned aerial drone used to conduct targeted killings


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After being stonewalled by the Feds the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the US citizen assassination program

ACLU – Nation Security Project
March 2, 2012
Today we filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to demand that the government release basic — and accurate — information about the government’s targeted killing program.
Our government’s deliberate and premeditated killing of American terrorism suspects raises profound questions that ought to be the subject of public debate. Unfortunately the Obama administration has released very little information about the practice — its official position is that the targeted killing program is a state secret — and some of the information it has released has been misleading.

Our suit overlaps with the one recently filed by The New York Times insofar as it seeks the legal memos on which the targeted killing program is based. But our suit is broader. We’re seeking, in addition to the legal memos, the government’s evidentiary basis for strikes that killed three Americans in Yemen in the fall of 2011. We’re also seeking information about the process by which the administration adds

Americans to secret government “kill lists.” We think it’s crucial that the administration release the legal memos, but we don’t think the memos alone will allow the public to evaluate the lawfulness and wisdom of the program.  Read more

Clues Left in Obama 'Birth Forgery' on Purpose?

Friday, March 02, 2012 – by Staff Report

An investigative "Cold Case Posse" launched six months ago by "America's toughest sheriff" – Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County – has concluded there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama's birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery. The posse says it has identified at least one person of interest in the alleged forgery of Obama's birth certificate. – ABC News

Dominant Social Theme: It was a great cover-up, but now it's been found out. Obama is not what he seems to be. So what are you gonna do about it?

Free-Market Analysis: While we have always believed that President Barack Obama was controlled by the larger forces of the Anglosphere elite, the apparent forgery of his birth certificate raises even more questions. Read more here

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lisbon Reporter: Thank You for voting! (It is in giving, that we re...

The Lisbon Reporter: Thank You for voting! (It is in giving, that we re...: PLEASE VOTE AS WE ONLY HAVE TILL MARCH 5th.... Thank You! ♥ Please help someone in your Community! It's called (People Helping People)!...

Scottsdale Ave Alert

Dear Joe

I used to drive truck  for a long time. You are right about the damage a rig does to
a  residential street. I just went by Huston Park and thought you would like to see
what is parked there for some time.
In case you dont see it that truck is fully loaded and probably 60,000 pounds to
80,000 pounds.  Sometimes you can see the street move as a truck goes over a Street.
You ready to pay for a new street.

And Life Goes on in Lisbon
Ken Smyth

 Editors Note:  Thanks for the pictures.Ken.    If you look carefully at the snow, that truck has been there at least overnight...... Breaking the winter No Overnight Parking Regs in Lisbon...       Just on More Violation


Breitbart: “Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st”

Breitbart died hours before planned release of damning Obama footage

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, March 2, 2012
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In a stunning coincidence, It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Around three weeks ago on February 9 during the ‘Blog Bash’ event in Washington DC, Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st.

Speaking to Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News, Breitbart stated, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”

It’s almost certain that Breitbart was referring to his plan to release damning footage of President Obama that he had been promising to reveal throughout the month of February.

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Next Leg Of The Ponzi Revealed - Foreign Central Banks To Begin Buying US Stocks Outright Starting Today

Source: Zero Hedge

We were speechless when we read this from Bloomberg.
The Bank of Israel will begin today a pilot program to invest a portion of its foreign currency reserves in U.S. equities.
The investment, which in the initial phase will amount to 2 percent of the $77 billion reserves, or about $1.5 billion, will be made through UBS AG and BlackRock Inc. (BLK), Bank of Israel spokesman Yossi Saadon said in a telephone interview today. At a later stage, the investment is expected to increase to 10 percent of the reserves.
A small number of central banks have started investing part of their reserves in equities. About 9 percent of the foreign- exchange reserves of Switzerland’s central bank were invested in shares at the end of the third quarter, the Swiss bank said on its website.
The investment will be made in equity index trackers and will include between 1,500 to 2,000 shares, among them stocks like Apple Inc. (AAPL), Saadon said.
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Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Freeze Dry Guy
March 2, 2012
Ensure your Food Storage is up to par when disaster hits with these 5 tips from Freeze Dry Guy
After the unthinkable happens, you could be at the mercy of others for the very basics of life, food and water. Begin now by making your emergency preparedness food list and carrying out plans for your emergency food supplies. We’ve started here by outlining the five main points to consider when preparing your food storage including importance of maintaining your diet, avoiding too much wheat, what to store, where to store it and how to manage your food supply.
1. Maintain your normal diet — Store what you eat!
First and foremost, when starting your food storage, consider what your normal diet is, and try and stick with that. During times of physical and emotional stress, it is important to avoid any abrupt changes as this could cause dramatic shock to your system. In other words, don’t only store dried beans, wheat and other grains because you know you don’t eat those on a daily basis right now!

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'Sovereign citizen' movement now on FBI's radar

Published: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 - 12:08 am
With the FBI pounding on his door, and his wife and two children barely awake, Shawn Rice allegedly strapped on a bulletproof vest, grabbed a semiautomatic pistol and stepped out his back door on Dec. 22.

But dozens of FBI agents and local police had surrounded the ranch house in Seligman, Ariz., about 80 miles west of Flagstaff, and the only nearby cover was knee-high sagebrush. Rice ducked back inside, and warned the FBI to keep away.

After a tense 10-hour standoff, Rice, 49, was arrested. He now sits in a Las Vegas jail awaiting trial on federal money-laundering charges.

But it wasn't Rice's alleged offense alone that prompted the FBI's interest.
According to court papers, Rice was involved in the "sovereign citizen" movement, a group that has attracted little national media attention but which the FBI classifies as an "extremist antigovernment group." So-called sovereign citizens argue that they are not subject to local, state or federal laws, and some refuse to recognize the authority of courts or police.

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Economy Squeezed As Debt Accelerates

Ron Paul
March 1, 2012

Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee has pointed out that our per capita government debt is already larger than Greece’s. Per person, our government owes over $49,000 compared to $38,937 per Greek citizen. Our debt has just reached 101% of our Gross Domestic Product. Our creditors see this and have quietly slowed down or stopped their lending to us. As a result, the Federal Reserve has been outright monetizing debt as a way to patch things together and keep the economy on life support a little longer. There is rapidly shrinking demand for our debt, and confidence in the dollar is falling. This phenomenon is hidden only by the fact that confidence in all other fiat currencies is falling faster.
None of this seems to really alarm the administration, obviously, as they have just released a budget that accelerates spending and borrowing. The reason the debt and deficits plague the economy, according to this administration, is that the American economy is not taxed enough. Therefore, hidden in the fine print of the budget is a provision that ramps up the corporate dividends tax rate from its current 15% to 39.6%. In addition, certain deductions and exemptions will be phased out; an additional 3.8% Obamacare investment tax surcharge will be tacked on, bringing the effective dividend tax rate to 44.8% in 2013. Keep in mind, this is not just a tax on big business, this is a tax on anyone who depends on dividend income to live – retirees will be hit hard by these changes and dividend yielding stock prices will adjust downward rapidly to reflect their decreased value.

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Saudi Arabia Tied To 9/11 Attacks

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hello ACTA, SOPA, PIPA and NDAA; Anonymous and Occupy are coming for you

  Posted by - February 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Permalink - Source via Alexander Higgins Blog

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FreakOutNation | We are calling on voters, activists and keyboard warriors to unite as a single force and unseat elected representatives.

Occupy The Vote 2012 - Hold Elected Officials Accountable
Occupy The Vote 2012 - Hold Elected Officials Accountable
In a stunning move Occupy and Anonymous have joined forces in what’s called, “OUR POLLS” – A new joint effort to hold politicians accountable to We the People. The blatant disregard of our politicians from both sides of the aisle is mind boggling — so now, they’re being called out for giving into deep-pocketed lobbyists and passing laws to boost corporate profits, all at the expense of our individual liberty.

This is not the first time Anonymous has targeted officials over their support for the NDAA. The ubiquitous group of activists dumped a massive amount of information on each elected official supporting the invasive Act.

Their statement reads:

Attackers blow up gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian security official says attackers have set off explosives along a gas pipeline in the country's Sinai peninsula, halting exports to neighboring Israel and Jordan.
The blast that took place Sunday at dawn is the twelfth successful attack on the line since the popular uprising that ousted longtime Egyptians leader Hosni Mubarak in February last year.

The official says the attack by presumed Islamist militants caused huge fires, but fire engines put it out hours later. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
The mountainous peninsula has seen a surge in lawlessness in the last week. On Friday two Americans were briefly abducted by Bedouin tribesmen in the latest of a series of kidnappings.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Saturday fired tear gas from armored trucks at protesters demanding an end to military rule, as anger over a deadly soccer riot fueled a third day of clashes that have killed at least 12 people.

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Councilor Lori Pomelow ------ Law Maker or Law Breaker


There has been much debate about the weight limit on Wing Street but no one seems to know what that weight limit is. The signs at both ends of Wing Street state “No Thru Trucks” but the other part of the regulation “The weight limit is conspicuously absent.

After much searching I found what the sign should read. I refer you to the Minutes of the March 1 2011 Council meeting. In this Official Town document It clearly states that Wing St. should not be used by vehicles exceeding 5 ton. This restriction of 10,000 lbs would exclude some heavy duty 4 wheeled pickup trucks along with almost all six wheel vehicles. This posting is a correct reflection of the roads inability to handle heavy loads.

It is my understanding that many Tractor Trailers have a front axle weight capability of about 12,000 lbs and drive axles GVAW of around 34,000 lbs. along with a total legal weight rating including trailer of about 80,000 lbs. This is up to 8 times the weight limit of Wing Street.

What do you think happens to a road designed for 10,000 lbs. when it is regularly used by a tractor trailer weighing many times  the roads design weight? Does the Lisbon Council think that  these road crushing loads are somehow lightened if the trucks are owned by a Councilor or other Lisbon resident?

If we are going to continue to ignore this obvious problem we should set aside a few hundred thousand dollars, every few years, to cover the cost of rebuilding Wing Street and Scottsdale Ave. on a regular basis.

 I resent having to subsidize illegal activity.

Joe Hill

Heavy clashes claim 25 lives in south Somalia

Members of the al-Shabab militant group hold their weapons in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. (File photo)
Thu Mar 1, 2012 4:34PM GMT
At least twenty-five people have been killed and scores of others injured in the latest clashes between government-allied Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a militiamen backed by Transitional Federal Government (TFG) soldiers and al-Shabab fighters in south Somalia, Press TV reports.

The victims lost their lives in bitter clashes that erupted late on Wednesday after al-Shabab militants attacked a number of bases manned by Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a militia fighters and government forces in Garbaharey town, the capital of Gedo region and situated 528 kilometers (328 miles) southwest of the country’s capital Mogadishu.

The bloody skirmishes continued for the entire Wednesday night until the crack of dawn on Thursday. 

US congressional nominee: Holocaust ‘blackest lie’ in history

American Republican congressional hopeful Arthur Jones
Thu Mar 1, 2012 7:12AM GMT
It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.”

Republican congressional hopeful Arthur Jones
A US Republican congressional hopeful has emphasized that “Holocaust never happened” and that such an event amounts to “the blackest lie in history.”

Arthur Jones, who hopes to challenge Democrat Dan Lipinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, noted that the claim of killing millions of Jews and other people by Nazis during the World War II “is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Hoffington Post reported.

“It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV,” he said

"The more survivors, the more lies that are told," the 64-year-old candidate said.

Jones said he hopes to win the Republican primary nomination and move on to challenge Democrat Dan Lipinski next November. 

Israeli rabbi arrested for repeat rape

Israeli rabbi arrested for repeat rape
A photo released by Israel’s Ynet news website shows Rabbi Yigal Krispel as he appeared before the court over sexual assault charges.
Thu Mar 1, 2012 4:29PM GMT
An Israeli rabbi has been charged with repeated sexual assault on students in a girls’ school in a city north of Tel Aviv where he used to work as principal.

Rabbi Yigal Krispel, 47, was arrested last week after two former students at a school for Haredi (Orthodox Jewish) girls filed complaints against him saying he had sexually assaulted them. 

Global oil prices may hit $200 if Israel attacks Iran: Energy expert

An Indian energy expert says global oil prices could hit USD 200 per barrel in case of a possible Israeli attack on Iran.
Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:13PM
“The replacement [for Iran oil] has to come from Saudi Arabia and there is the problem. We reckon overall global spare capacity is around 1.6 to 1.7 million barrels per day (mbpd), but that’s clearly not enough to offset 2.3 mbpd exports that Iran gives to the world.”

Amrita Sen, commodity strategist at Barclays Capital
An Indian energy expert says global oil prices could hit USD 200 per barrel in case of a possible Israeli attack on Iran over the latter country’s nuclear energy program.

In an interview with the NDTV Profit network, Amrita Sen, a commodity strategist at Barclays Capital, noted that the price hike would have a powerful negative impact on Europe’s ailing economies which are already suffering from a euro weak against the dollar.

The expert added that there are other factors at work which may further worsen the negative effects of such an oil shock.

She stated that some smaller oil-producing countries like Yemen, Sudan and Nigeria, have already lost a total of a million barrels per day of their output while the energy demand in big Asian economies like India and China is rapidly soaring.

As a result of a combination of these factors, Sen said, “oil inventories have been drawing down despite the output being above 10 million barrels per day.” 

Alabama refuses to allow DNA test which could exonerate death row inmate

Thomas Arthur
Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Three decades ago, Thomas Arthur was convicted of murder. He is scheduled to be executed next month, despite the many uncertainties in the prosecution’s case against him. As you read on about the events that have taken place since the murder of Troy Wicker on February 1, 1982, you will likely come to be astounded by the absurdity of the state’s case against Arthur.

That being said, I must be fair in my treatment of this man. Arthur is far from a man I am quick to feel sorry for, especially given his escape from jail in 1986 which involved shooting a prison guard.

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Court approves warrantless searches of cell phones

A woman shows off Apple's iPhone. Photo: AFP.
(Reuters) – Police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Officers in Indiana found a number of cell phones at the scene of a drug bust, and searched each phone for its telephone number. Having the numbers allowed the government to subpoena the owners’ call histories, linking them to the drug-selling scheme.

One of the suspects, Abel Flores-Lopez, who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, argued on appeal that the police had no right to search the phone’s contents without a warrant.
The U.S. Court of Appeal for the 7th Circuit rejected that argument, finding that the invasion of privacy was so slight that the police’s actions did not violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches. Read more

Hillary Clinton Admits US and Al-Qaeda On Same Side in Syria

US and France arm rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that Al-Qaeda and other groups on the State Department’s terror list are on the same side as the United States in Syria and that they are aiding opposition rebels.
In an interview with BBC News (watch video), Clinton states, “We have a very dangerous set of actors in the region, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and those who are on our terrorist list, to be sure, supporting – claiming to support the opposition [in Syria].”Read more

Disarming Pilots: Plane Foolish

Last Updated: 1:48 AM, February 29, 2012
Posted: 12:43 AM, February 29, 2012
In response to the 9/11 attacks, many airline pilots have been trained, deputized as federal law-enforcement officers and armed since 2003. Now the Obama administration wants to gut the program with a 50 percent cut in funding.
In defense of the cut, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently told Congress the program is not “risk based,” that pilots aren’t the last line of defense and that we can trust the cockpit door to keep us safe.
Sorry: If we’re going to cut $12 million from air security, there are much better places to go. This program is efficient, effective and cheap.
This is risk-based? Instead of cutting funds that allow airline pilots to go armed, why not cut from the ever-expanding TSA grope-ocracy?
This is risk-based? Instead of cutting funds that allow airline pilots to go armed, why not cut from the ever-expanding TSA grope-ocracy?
Arming pilots is not a new idea: Airline pilots flew armed in large numbers until 1987 with no recorded problems. When the federal government disarmed pilots in 1987, many predicted cockpit-takeover attempts. Sadly, one of those Cassandras was the late Victor Saracini, who captained United Flight 175 on 9/11; his Boeing 767 was hijacked and crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
It was the disarming of pilots in 1987 that inevitably allowed the 9/11 cockpit takeovers.

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Lacking Evidence Of Espionage, US Fabricated “Sealed” Assange Indictment

  Posted by - February 29, 2012 at 3:31 am - Permalink - Source via Alexander Higgins Blog
US drew up secret Assange charges – Stratfor leak

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Statforgate emails reveal that the US fabricated a secret “sealed indictment” on Julian Assange because they lacked evidence for espionage charges

As investigator’s and journalist continue to dig through the 5 million emails the hacker group Anonymous leaked from the intelligence firm Stratfor, dubbed as the “Shadow CIA”, more and more details of the dirty details of the inner-workings of the U.S. government is unearthed.
The latest drip of information found in the leaks reveal that the U.S. government had no evidence linking Julian Assange to Bradley Manning, so they could not charge him with espionage.

At the time Assange was holding an encrypted batch of highly sensitive documents as insurance to prevent the government from assassinating him or harming him in any other manner.

Intelligence operatives, eager to get the code to decrypt the files, decided the best way to deal with the situation was to create a secret sealed indictment even though they had no evidence to charge him.
The plan was to use the secret sealed indictment, whose details are a matter of national security, to have Assange extradited to the United States where they could imprison him indefinitely as an enemy combatant under the NDAA and torture the information out of him.

Currently, Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden, whose authorities would in turn extradite him to the United States under the sealed indictment.

Such an overbearing government is the exact reason the Constitution provides inalienable rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right a speedy trial.

Instead we live in a totalitarian dictatorship, that totally disregards the constitutions, accuses people falsely so they can be detained and tortured as a “terrorist” so the globalists can push their imperialist agendas.
Here is Russia Today providing some of the details:  Read more

NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia Senate by a Veto-Proof 39-1 Vote

  Posted by - February 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Permalink - Source via Alexander Higgins Blog
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Tenth Amendment Center | This is part and parcel of a larger NDAA nullification campaign around the country.

Tenth Amendment Center
February 29, 2012
Today, the Virginia Senate took a firm stand in support of liberty, the Constitution for the United States, and the Constitution of Virginia by voting in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160), the “NDAA Nullification Act.”
The final vote was 39-1.
After a motion to recommit (delay until next year) went down to the wire before being rejected yesterday (report here), groups across the political spectrum activated in support of the legislation, which codifies in law that no agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia – including defense forces and national guard troops, will comply with or assist the federal government in any way under it’s newly claimed powers to arrest and detain without due process.

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Pentagon: Some 9/11 victims' remains dumped in landfill

McClatchy Newspapers

Some cremated remains of people who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were disposed of in a landfill, the Pentagon revealed Tuesday, tracing the problems with the handling of remains at Dover Air Force Base back more than a decade.
A report by a panel that was tasked with reviewing procedures at Dover described "gross mismanagement" at the mortuary in Delaware where the nation's war dead arrive, including the mishandling of remains from an unknown number of victims of the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa.
Remains that couldn't be identified or tested were cremated, the report said, and "then placed in sealed containers that were provided to a biomedical waste disposal contractor." Asked to provide further details, retired Gen. John Abizaid, who led the panel, testily said, "You'll have to ask the question elsewhere."
The panel was formed after revelations last fall that similar practices had been followed for some of the unidentified remains of American war dead. Pentagon officials said Tuesday's report was the first time they'd learned of the improper disposal of the remains of 9/11 victims.

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Chevron assessing damage of Washington Co. well leak

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A leaking 2-inch pipe carrying oily condensates from a fracking operation at a Chevron-Appalachia Marcellus Shale well in Robinson, Washington County, has become a much bigger problem than the company and state regulators thought when it was discovered 10 weeks ago.
The leak from a faulty pipe joint weld buried 4 feet under the well pad was discovered by the company and reported to the state Department of Environmental Protection on Dec. 20. At the time, Chevron thought it had spilled about two barrels, or about 100 gallons, and told the DEP it was a minor incident and under control.
But the DEP said Chevron now estimates that as much as 80 barrels, or 4,000 gallons, of condensate -- also known as "wet gas" -- leaked from the pipe between Nov. 8, when the well fracking began, and its discovery 42 days later.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


At last night’s workshop, Mr. William Van Tuenin, Tax Assessor, gave a bleak presentation of the town’s situation going into this year’s budget.  It was an excellent presentation outlining exactly where we are right now. 

However, Bowie asked Van Tuenin to project what the figures would look like if the town added $300,000 dollars more to the spending.  Van Tuenin computed it for them and when Van Tuenin showed how much it would raise the taxes Bowie and his followers broke out into a chorus of laughter.

THERE IS NO MAGIC FORMULA TO REDUCE TAXES.  THE ONLY WAY TO REDUCE TAXES IS TO CUT SPENDING!!!!  In the past, the Lisbon Reporter has asked its readership to submit possible ways to cut spending.  Below is the consolidated list:
Cost Savings

The biggest cost savings is to completely turn the Lisbon Communication Center over to the County lock, stock and barrel.  This would assist the County Commissioners with their dilemma and as Gina Mason stated “It is time for Lisbon to reach out to our neighbors and offer our help and service to them.”  This is a cost savings to the taxpayers of Lisbon of approximately $500,000 dollars.

Why not combine the Police and Fire Department forming the Public Safety Department?  Depending on how the town decides to combine these two departments, there is a cost savings of between $70,000 and $80,000 dollars.  It is only a matter of which department head you want to be the new head of the Public Safety Department, of course, if you let both current department heads go there would be additional savings.  Remember, Brooks has already retired once and Galipeau is not fully qualified for the position.

Reduce the salaries of the Town Engineer and the current Fire Chief in half.  This is an additional cost savings of approximately $70,000 dollars.  Both individuals were hired with the understanding they would obtain the necessary credentials and since both have breached their employment agreements there should be no problem reducing their salaries.  Neither of these individuals has obtained the required credentials and yet the taxpayers are paying them as if they are fully qualified.

Sell the equipment stored in the old Lisbon Emergency building.  There is no sense storing equipment not being utilized.  This building is being maintained at an unknown cost to the taxpayers.  Why do we need to store equipment not being utilized?  Why not sell this equipment and utilize that money to update some of the equipment we are utilizing. 

Cutting Lisbon’s department heads salaries to match that of Skowhegan would save the taxpayers approximately $160,539.  This would go a long way to reducing our tax bills.

Generate Revenue

Gina Mason suggested overnight camping at Beaver Park.  Why not?  We have a park ranger there 24/7 to supervise.  If it was controlled, it would generate additional revenue to the town.

If the town was to turn the Lisbon Communication Center over to the County and the County utilized the Lisbon town office space, then the town of Lisbon could charge the County rent on the space being occupied by the Androscoggin County Consolidated Communication Center (A4C), once again generating revenue for the town.

The above are my suggestions on how to cut spending in the Town of Lisbon.  Reducing spending is the ONLY method to lowering our tax bills. 

It is very apparent, by Bowie making the suggestion of adding $300,000 dollars of spending to last year’s budget, this council has absolutely no intentions of attempting to reduce spending.  Bowie and the puppets are trying to justify increasing your taxes this year.

Larry Fillmore
Concerned Citizen