Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pro-Mubarak Marauders Use Horses, Camels, and ‘Chariots’ to Beat Protesters

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 1:08pm
by Jonathon M. Seidl

It’s one of the strangest sites to come out of the Egyptian unrest over the last nine days. While pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters clashed in Cairo today, the Mubarak ilk used horses, camels, and chariot-like carriages to charge into the crowd and beat the unruly mob.

Some Government backers were ripped from their mounts and and beaten bloody. It was as if an American Civil War movie was being projected onto an Egyptian backdrop:  Read More

Kennedy miniseries finds a home

February 02, 2011
Rick Moran

The producers of the miniseries "The Kennedys" that was orphaned when the History Channel's parent company refused to broadcast it after pressure was brought by the Kennedy family has found a home.

After a three-week journey, The Kennedys has found a home.

The controversial miniseries will world premiere on April 3 on the ReelzChannel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Producers of the ambitious project from 24 executive producer Joel Surnow and writer Stephen Kronish have struck a deal with the independent, family-owned cable network to air the 8-part miniseires, which was abruptly yanked from the History channel on January 7 amid pressure from the Kennedys over its depiction of the political family. At the time, History owner A&E Television Networks told THR that "after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."

But it is certainly a fit for ReelzChannel, a 4-year old independent cable channel owned by Minnesota-based Hubbard Communications that is available in 60 million homes nationwide on services including DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Charter Communications.  Read More

States Embrace Limits On Federal Power

With Obamacare ruled unconstitutional; states embrace limits on federal power

Wednesday, February 02, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of

(NaturalNews) Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled this week that the "individual mandate" portion of Obama's health care reform was unconstitutional, dealing a significant blow to the Obama administration's desire to force government-run health insurance on the entire U.S. population. Department of Justice spokespeople reacted with a sense of twisted desperation, calling Judge Vinson's decision "judicial activism" as if he were inventing new law. In reality, of course, Judge Vinson merely ruled to protect existing law as written in the United States Constitution.

Three years ago, even President Obama would have agreed with Judge Vinson's decision. In arguing against the idea of an individual mandate in government-run health insurance, President Obama said in 2008, "If a mandate was the solution, we can try to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house."

Obama's quote demonstrates the ludicrousness of the federal government requiring people to buy certain products or services in order to solve what the government perceives as a problem. If the government is allowed to dictate commercial behavior by forcing citizens to purchase things they don't want to purchase, then it won't be long before Washington starts forcing everybody to buy a U.S.-made automobile each year to support the auto industry... or pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other products and services the government wants to push onto the people.  Read More

Increase In Obamacare Waivers To Friends and Insiders

Obama administration issues hundreds of health care exemption waivers to friends

Wednesday, February 02, 2011
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

NaturalNews) If Obamacare is everything the administration claims it to be, then why are government officials secretly handing out exemption waivers to friends and insiders? A Washington Times report explains that since the health care bill was passed last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued at 733 exemptions-and-counting to friends of the White House in order to shelter them from the massive insurance rate hikes that the rest of America will get stuck paying, that is if the bill is not overturned or declared unconstitutional.

It began with 111 waivers, which gradually rose to 222, and that has now topped 733. Recipients include various cities and states, businesses, and unions, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SIEU, of course, contributed $27 million to the Obama campaign back in 2008, so perhaps the union's waiver was a friendly "thank you" gift.  Read More

Nothing Is Stable Anymore...Change has become mind-numbing

"Most Americans still don’t really understand that they are now part of a global economy. They keep thinking that things were the way they used to be. They keep thinking that the U.S. economy is invincible."

Prison Planet
The Economic Collapse
Feb 2, 2011

The world is becoming a very unstable place, and the pace at which things are changing all around us has become absolutely mind-numbing. In fact, change has become one of the only constants in today’s world. Once upon a time, people in the United States could actually make 20 or 30 year plans and feel confident about achieving them. But now, nothing is stable anymore. The financial crisis showed us that some of the biggest corporations on the globe can collapse in a single day. The events of the past few weeks have shown us that entire governments can be brought down in a single week. We live in a world where there are now very few “guarantees” that you can count on. One of the only things that is guaranteed is that technology and information will continue to grow at exponential speeds. This year, the total amount of information produced on electronic devices around the globe is projected to bemore than a zettabyte. A zettabyte is equivalent to one sextillion bytes. In other words, imagine a one with more than 21 zeroes following it.

Many of the things that we take for granted today didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Facebook has only been with us since 2004. YouTube has only been with us since 2005. Can you imagine a world where those two websites did not exist?

We live in a world of information overload. Once upon a time it would have been possible to go to sleep for a decade and wake up and everything would still be pretty much the same. But today if you were to do that you would be in for a case of severe culture shock.

Do you remember when you could buy a set of encyclopedias and the information in them would still be good a decade or two later?

Well, things do not work that way anymore.  Read More