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8.06.2011

US Organizations Urge Obama not to Veto Palestine’s UN Bid english.wafa.ps

http://english.wafa.ps/index.p​hp?action=detail&id=16908
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WASHINGTON, August 6, 2011 (WAFA) - The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation delivered Friday to the US State Department an open letter signed by more than 125 groups, including 30 national organizations, and petitions signed by more than 25,000 people urging the Obama Administration not to vet...

6 Creepy New Weapons the Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People | World www.alternet.org

http://www.alternet.org/world/​151864/6_creepy_new_weapons_th​e_police_and_military_use_to_s​ubdue_unarmed_people
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From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control.

Historic Wisconsin recalls boil to a head with votes www.reuters.com

http://www.reuters.com/article​/2011/08/06/us-wisconsin-recal​ls-idUSTRE77522T20110806
www.reuters.com
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Months of political rancor and a tsunami of special interest spending come to a head on Tuesday with historic recall votes for Wisconsin state lawmakers that some see as a pointer for

Analysis: U.S. Shale Gas Industry Reserves Are Over Stated at Least 100 Percent thinkprogress.org

http://thinkprogress.org/romm/​2011/08/05/289389/stunning-ana​lysis-u-s-shale-gas-reserves-m​ay-be-over-stated-at-least-100​-percent/?utm_source=feedburne​r&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig​n=Feed%3A+climateprogress%2FlC​rX+%28Climate+Progress%29
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This fabulous piece of analysis was originally published at the Oil Drum. Arthur E. Berman and Lynn F. Pittinger Shale gas has become an important and permanent feature of U.S. energy supply. Daily production has increased from less than 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day (bcfd) in 2003, when the f...

America in Decline | Truthout www.truth-out.org

http://www.truth-out.org/ameri​ca-decline/1312567242
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“It is a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal is in decline, ominously facing the prospect of its final decay,” Giacomo Chiozza writes in the current Political Science Quarterly.

Obama Is Too Good For Us www.thedailybeast.com

http://www.thedailybeast.com/a​rticles/2011/08/06/obama-is-to​o-good-for-us-charles-fried-on​-the-debt-fiasco.html
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The debt fiasco proved that any decent, honest politician like the president doesn’t stand a chance.

8.05.2011

Obama 'smarter' than critics, says Alan Simpson - Jennifer Epstein www.politico.com

http://www.politico.com/news/s​tories/0811/60747.html
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Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican who co-chaired President Barack Obama’s fiscal commission, says that the president is “a little bit smarter” than some of his critics, who “ought to give it up.”

Why I'm Proud to Be Part of President Obama's Team www.huffingtonpost.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/​valerie-jarrett/why-im-proud-t​o-be-part-o_b_919859.html
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The president has also always believed that a leader's job is to act on behalf of the people he serves, not to score political points. The president will never stop fighting on their behalf. I could not be prouder to be a part of his team.

Erekat: Israel expansion in East Jerusalem 'entrenches occupation' www.haaretz.com

http://www.haaretz.com/news/di​plomacy-defense/erekat-israel-​expansion-in-east-jerusalem-en​trenches-occupation-1.377188
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Top PA negotiator condemns Israel decision to build 900 new homes in Har Homa, says illegal, goes against International Law and International Humanitarian Law.

Tzipi Livni Praises Obama for Pressuring Netanyahu, Suggests U.S. Should Keep Up the Heat www.theatlantic.com

http://www.theatlantic.com/int​ernational/archive/2011/08/tzi​pi-livni-praises-obama-for-pre​ssuring-netanyahu-suggests-us-​should-keep-up-the-heat/243098​/

8.04.2011

D-10 If you wanna talk, go elsewhere. SL's for those determined to ACT.' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/oesezeX7G-4

D-10 Total Sacrifice Attends Total Devotion. So?' SL www.youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=dz5UNSc1Jlg

D-10 'Upcoming Hunger Strike - Kill Carbon, Save Humanity.' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/632YpUp8RcU

Barak: Israeli, U.S. positions on 1967 lines not contradictory | JTA - Jewish & Israel News www.jta.org

http://www.jta.org/news/articl​e/2011/08/04/3088854/barak-isr​aeli-us-positions-on-1967-line​s-not-contradictory
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The Israeli and U.S. positions on how to conduct negotiations with the Palestinians do not contradict one another, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

Is Israel Officially Giving Up on Democracy? www.huffingtonpost.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/​mj-rosenberg/israel-democracy_​b_918368.html
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Evidence of the utter phoniness of Netanyahu's new stance on Palestinian negotiations comes with the news of a proposed bill that would "make democratic rule subservient to the state's definition as 'the national home for the Jewish people.'"

DOOM. 'Why Should We Care?'—What to Do About Declining Student Empathy - Commentary - The Chronicle chronicle.com

http://chronicle.com/article/W​hy-Should-We-Care-What/128420/
chronicle.com
Picture a college student appealing for a higher grade in his professor's office. The student admits to a mixed performance during the semester, but he still doesn't understand why the professor gave him such a low grade.

WOW WOW WOW Coal: A Love Story — Must-Watch Journalism thinkprogress.org

http://thinkprogress.org/romm/​2011/08/03/287144/coal-a-love-​story/?utm_source=feedburner&u​tm_medium=email&utm_campaign=F​eed%3A+climateprogress%2FlCrX+​%28Climate+Progress%29
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Last night, I finally watched the new interactive documentary series called Coal: A Love Story. It’s one of the best pieces of storytelling I’ve seen on energy. Actually, it’s one of the best web-based journalism pieces on any subject I’ve seen. With a blend of powerful narratives and interactive gr...

Israeli Tent Protest - The White House www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/QwQTgH4djNY
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Israeli Tent Protest in front of the White House

Campaigns | Israeli Artists Condemn Settlements | Jewish Voice for Peace jewishvoiceforpeace.org

http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org​/campaigns/making-history-supp​ort-israeli-artists-who-say-no​-normalizing-settlements-4
jewishvoiceforpeace.org
Campaign to end the destruction of Bedouin villages in Israel and promote a just negotiated solution to the plight of Israel's Negev Bedouin citizens: A Project of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and the Jewish Alliance for Change.

Ray LaHood: Americans being held 'hostage' - Jennifer Epstein www.politico.com

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He calls on Congress to return to Washington to pass a bill extending funding for the FAA.

Tea Partiers refuse to end tax breaks for the wealthy? Let 'em all eat dog food www.nydailynews.com

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Whatever Marie Antoinette's pampered pooch ate, it could not have been better than the dog food presently offered by a Chelsea butcher at $10 for 1.8 pounds.

US judge allows American to sue Rumsfeld over torture www.msnbc.msn.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44​017066/ns/world_news-mideast_n​_africa/
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A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld personally for damages.

Israeli air strikes target sites in Gaza city www.paltelegraph.com

http://www.paltelegraph.com/pa​lestine/gaza-strip/9756-israel​i-air-strikes-target-sites-in-​gaza-city.html
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Palestine news israel news Gaza war siege hamas food hunger Fatih middle east uk news us news fun films fashion breaking news crossing Egypt West Bank Settlements attacks Israel Palestinian refugees refugee camps UN UNRWA sports football economy views articles

Video: Sun News Discusses Possible New Parameters To Mideast Peace Talks Based on '67 Lines www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/7HG3zGGak90
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Did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conduct an about face with respect to possible new parameters to Mideast peace talks based on the '67 lines? Su...

8.03.2011

What were two Republicans thinking, calling Obama 'tar baby' and 'boy'? www.csmonitor.com

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/P​olitics/2011/0803/What-were-tw​o-Republicans-thinking-calling​-Obama-tar-baby-and-boy
www.csmonitor.com
Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and commentator Pat Buchanan, a former candidate for president, both apologized Wednesday for using racially charged terms to refer to Obama.

What were two Republicans thinking, calling Obama 'tar baby' and 'boy'? www.csmonitor.com

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/P​olitics/2011/0803/What-were-tw​o-Republicans-thinking-calling​-Obama-tar-baby-and-boy
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Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and commentator Pat Buchanan, a former candidate for president, both apologized Wednesday for using racially charged terms to refer to Obama.

GOD BLESS NOCERA: The Tea Party’s War on America www.nytimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08​/02/opinion/the-tea-partys-war​-on-america.html
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We’ve got a deal on the debt ceiling, all right. One that will reduce the national deficit and wreck the economy.

D-11 'AGONY; what's More Valuable than Freedom from it? Unviolent Warriors show us.' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/qvCJszAAERY

D-11 'I profoundly like SL. And YOU, about yourSelf, the same?' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/AY7GdCde93o

D-11 'Be like a child and enter in [Our Father's Kindom].' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/mjdRNP6V9Ik

Hannibal Lecter says 'Trusts me' - Israel 'sees border talks if PA drops UN bid' english.aljazeera.net

http://english.aljazeera.net/n​ews/middleeast/2011/08/2011821​05413548137.html
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Prime minister said to be willing to negotiate pre-1967 borders if Palestinians do not seek UN recognition next month.

8.02.2011

HUGE. URGENT. Global War Spending Chart. Don't miss..flv www.youtube.com

D-12 'START, CHANGE TACTICS. 1ST HUNGER STRIKE FAILED.' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/3T10n-tqHPU

Muslims Say They’re Loyal Americans, Poll Finds www.nytimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08​/03/us/03muslims.html
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A poll found that the vast majority of Muslim Americans say they are loyal to their country and optimistic about the future, even if they experience more discrimination.

Evacuate West Bank settlers without delay: Israeli court www.reuters.com

http://www.reuters.com/article​/2011/08/02/us-palestinians-is​rael-outpost-idUSTRE7712YY2011​0802
www.reuters.com
‎(Reuters) - Israel's supreme court ordered the evacuation of a hilltop outpost where some 250 Jewish settlers live without further delay Tuesday, upholding a petition made by Palestinians and an anti-settler

Famine due to climate change: African bank news.smh.com.au

http://news.smh.com.au/breakin​g-news-world/famine-due-to-cli​mate-change-african-bank-20110​802-1i8nn.html

8.01.2011

Israel's Blockade of Gaza: A Twenty-year-old Injustice www.huffingtonpost.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/​mya-guarnieri/israels-blockade​-of-gaza-_b_909778.html
www.huffingtonpost.com
A tremendous majority of those talking about the Gaza Strip blockade use 2007 as the start-date, unintentionally lending legitimacy to Israel's cause and effect explanation, an argument that pegs the closure to political events.

MUST READ - A Father's Search for a Drug for Down Syndrome www.nytimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07​/31/magazine/a-fathers-search-​for-a-drug-for-down-syndrome.h​tml
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A doctor’s quest to find a drug to change the way his Down-syndrome daughter lives.

Happy B'day Obama? Benjamin Netanhayu reportedly bows to Obama on borders - Elias Groll www.politico.com

http://www.politico.com/news/s​tories/0811/60429.html
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The Israeli prime minister has agreed to accept the 1967 borders as a starting point for peace talks.

Obama agrees to double fuel economy by 2025 autos.ctv.ca

http://autos.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Au​tos/20110729/obama-to-announce​-compromise-to-double-fuel-eco​nomy-110729/?s_name=Autos
autos.ctv.ca
U.S. President Barack Obama and automobile manufacturers announced a deal Friday that is designed to save American drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes.

The Associated Press: Defense facing cuts up to $850 billion over decade www.google.com

http://www.google.com/hostedne​ws/ap/article/ALeqM5hdyehVoz4x​y3rMFFvW7Ll_4FGhsw?docId=16020​3343ddf4af0a27c264e624ff414
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By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press – 2 hours ago if (gbar.lPWF) { gbar.lPWF(function() { gapi.plusone.render('plusone-d​iv', { "size" : "small", "count" : "true",

US debt crisis: Barack Obama looks like a winner www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new​s/worldnews/barackobama/867540​3/US-debt-crisis-Barack-Obama-​looks-like-a-winner.html
www.telegraph.co.uk
The Republican Party seems guilty of delaying the debt deal, while the President has won the centre ground.

Barack Obama plays and wins presidential high-wire act, again www.theaustralian.com.au

http://www.theaustralian.com.a​u/news/world/barack-obama-play​s-and-wins-presidential-high-w​ire-act-again/story-e6frg6so-1​226106272716
www.theaustralian.com.au
BARACK Obama has proved yet again that he is a political high-wire artist who can pull off a deal at the last minute when his presidency is on the line.

TV report: Israel agrees to negotiate over pre-'67 lines www.msnbc.msn.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43​976427/ns/world_news-mideast_n​_africa/
www.msnbc.msn.com
In a dramatic policy shift, Israel's prime minister has agreed to negotiate the borders of a Palestinian state based on the cease-fire line that marks off the West Bank.

Joseph Romm - Denier, Tea Party Agent? Center for American Progress???

Here's the most recent evidence.  From today's headline post on his blog (  Lame Deal Cements Cement Shoes on Energy and Climate Investment for Foreseeable Future ):

"If we judge by outcomes, then the Tea Party is now leading this country.  The fact that it is leading us under-water is apparently of less interest to the president then his various governance “victories.”
If you look up Pyrrhic Victory in the dictionary, there is a picture of Obama."

Mr. Romm is a bright guy, but he is counting on you being stupid, cuz anyone but a stupid person would see the grotesques asymmetry in his assertion:

*  Tea Party (Army) vs Obama (ONE MAN STANDING ALONE, his 'Army,' the left AWOL)

See, if traitors like Romm, and the rest of the special interests, can keep the left OFF THE FIELD, AWOL, by diverting all their energy into totally impotent OBAMA BLAME, well the Oil Companies win, forever. Game is almost over.  Just seconds left on the clock.

If Romm is indeed a knowing Denier / Tea Party agent - CALL HIM OUT!

If he's unwittingly doing it -  CALL HIM UP - WAKE HIM UP.

Apple manufacturer to replace workforce with 1 million robots www.cnn.com

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/i​nnovation/08/01/foxconn.workfo​rce.robots.mashable/
www.cnn.com
Foxconn, a company that manufacturers parts used in Apple's iPhone and iPad, said it aims to replace workers with 1 million robots in the next three years, Xinhuanet reports.

7.31.2011

DENY BABY, DENY - July heat in Washington was unprecedented www.washingtonpost.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/​local/july-heat-in-washington-​was-unprecedented/2011/07/29/g​IQA0uTzlI_story.html
www.washingtonpost.com
July’s heat was unrivaled in 140 years of Washington, D.C., weather record-keeping.

D-14 'Your Nature, my Nature, is who you are, who I am.' SL www.youtube.com

http://youtu.be/VifBEXxr1R8

ARE YOU GUNNA STOP THESE PSYCHOS? Debt ceiling talks have tea party ready for disappointment - and r www.politico.com

ARE YOU GUNNA STOP THESE PSYCHOS? http://www.politico.com/news/s​tories/0711/60302.html
www.politico.com
Activists are bracing for a letdown if the ultimate outcome of the debt ceiling battle is a deal.

Steve Milloy, Anti-Science Tobacco Apologist, Now Denies Coal Plant Pollution Kills People thinkprogress.org

http://thinkprogress.org/romm/​2011/07/31/280574/steve-milloy​-anti-science-tobacco-apologis​t-now-denies-coal-plant-pollut​ion-kills-people/?utm_source=f​eedburner&utm_medium=email&utm​_campaign=Feed%3A+climateprogr​ess%2FlCrX+%28Climate+Progress​%29
thinkprogress.org
By Sam Parry, Director, Online Membership and Activism, EDF In a falsehood-filled Washington Times op-ed, Steve Milloy attacks the EPA and EDF for supporting tough new clean air standards for coal-fired power plants. Asking EPA to “show us the bodies,” Milloy questions public health estimates that t

WOW WOW WOW New moves to curb criticism of Israel in US and Canada www.globalresearch.ca

WOW WOW WOW http://www.globalresearch.ca/i​ndex.php?context=va&aid=25834
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A number of new initiatives to curtail freedom of speech by conflating opposition to Israeli crimes with anti-Semitism are underway in the United States and Canada.

Are We Prepared as World Population is Set to Breach 7 Billion Soon? www.ibtimes.com

http://www.ibtimes.com/article​s/189799/20110731/world-popula​tion-prepared-seven-billion-un​ited-nations-japan-and-germany​-2050.htm
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The world population is expected to breach seven billion this year, which is more than twice the number of people lived on the earth just 50 years ago, according to recent projections by the United Nations. Is the world prepared for it?