- Seif al-Islam Gadhafi of Libya is to be commended for seeking to rehabilitate prisoners rather than to punish them. #
- The Associated Press says, "Saudi Arabia...is...home to 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers." Prove it. It's been said that 7 are still alive. #
- How many cowardly and bought-off members of the U.S. Congress voted to support the war crimes against Gaza and condemn the Goldstone Report? #
- It won't be long before Mexico declares all-out war on drug cartels. Almost 18 thousand people killed since December 2006 is total insanity. #
- Benjamin Netanyahu is so Old Testament. He should read the New. Jesus was a real prophet — the greatest of them all by far. #
- China is targeted. The U.S. is out to stop China's rivalry. The view is, China must be under the U.S. or be attacked & weakened or crushed. #
- The revolving door between the U.S. Intelligence Community and the major U.S. computer hardware and software giants has long since begun. #
- TWITTER-SESSION DIGEST, March 25, 2010 http://ff.im/i7obx..... #
- Wanting to avoid scandals does not explain the Roman Catholic Church just moving pedophiles around from one group of children to the next. #
- Are the biggest capitalist crooks also the biggest critics of Hugo Chavez? Were they for free speech when the fascists were in power? #
- "The New Deal Was a Good Idea, We Should Try It This Time," by Linda Gordon, professor of history, N http://ff.im/i9zRR..... #
- Neocon Imperialism, 9/11, and the Attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq http://ff.im/ia0Fh..... #
- Tom "Based on internet averages, realliberalchristianchurch.org is visited more frequently by females who are in the... http://ff.im/ibzdc..... #
- USS Liberty Memorial http://ff.im/idnDG..... #
- Court Decision Before Iraq Vote May Complicate Result - NYTimes.com http://ff.im/idxLY..... #
- Nordstrom is selling "Stolen Beauty" products (AHAVA) made on occupied land & allegedly with stolen resources http://bit.ly/92ZHR0..... #
- "The New Deal Was a Good Idea, We Should Try It This Time," by Linda Gordon, professor of history http://bit.ly/ayULJc..... #
- Neocon Imperialism, 9/11, and the Attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq http://bit.ly/dw4GyY..... #
- USS Liberty Memorial http://bit.ly/9cCHBj..... On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was ... attacked by ... Israel. #
- Court Decision Before Iraq Vote May Complicate Result – NYTimes.com – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/arDdQn..... #
- USS Liberty Memorial http://ff.im/idUDc..... #
- Court Decision Before Iraq Vote May Complicate Result - NYTimes.com http://ff.im/idUDa..... #
- RT @http://bit.ly/bbB40O..... # Not everyone is pleased with newly elected lesbian Episcopal bishop - various media react in video
- AIPAC's Friday letter, signed by 75% of the House, tells Obama to back off Israel. Watch Obama compromise and compromise and .... #
- "Inside the health-care 'terrorism' wave" http://theweek.com/article/ind.....orism_wave Let it die down! #
- "UK's Galloway opens summer 'University of Palestine'," by Richard Hall. Daily Star staff. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 #
- Demoncracy Now: "Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, was killed in a US air strike after US officials decided they wouldn't know where to imprison him." #
- With the NSA working on China with Google in Hong Kong, the NSA will have major Chinese-dissident information up close and personal. #
- Democracy Now wrong Hoyt said ACORN video contradicts ACORN endorsed underaged as prostitutes? http://bit.ly/cCiyz7..... http://nyti.ms/a9PYm0..... #
- Nancy Pelosi, stop being evil. Stop picking on Iran. You are a dangerous, major liar. You have no proof Iran has a nuclear-weapons program. #
- The souls of unrepentant legislators who authorize continued imprisonment without charge will end up on the receiving end. #
- The ACLU filed a FOIA lawsuit for government disclosure of the legal basis for predator-drone killings. http://bit.ly/d320r5..... #
- Obama does new START agreement with Russia but only trims 500. Why not total nuclear-disarmament instead? Blessed are the peacemakers. #
- Obama's going to have the federal government lend to students. Why does America value education so little that it doesn't have free college? #
- Obesity: China's growing epidemic http://ff.im/ieUyT..... #
- There's an important parallel between the use of the terms homophobia and anti-Semitism. #
- Israel started the Six-Day War in June 1967. It illegally occupies at least all land grabbed from the start of that war on to today. #
- Federal appeals court, NY: Federal Reserve must reveal where $2+ trillion in taxpayer loans went & who's been doing what with it. #
- http://sanders.senate.gov/news.....7B9F93CA38 He's a democratic socialist and right on this issue. #
- Israeli Likudnik and Finance Minister, Yuval Steinitz, said Israel will wipe out Hamas military for retaliatory rocket attacks. #
- Yuval Steinitz didn't mention all the Palestinian children who have been shot to death for little to nothing. http://bit.ly/9VdLqv..... #
- Joe Lieberman: "Any attempt to pressure Israel...to the negotiating table by denying Israel support [money] will not pass the congress...." #
- "Hamas scrupulously observed...ceasefire...police were mostly successful at suppressing rocket fire by other factions." http://bit.ly/aZ94ou..... #
- Creation Care = No offshore drilling, no phony clean-coal, no toxic nuclear-energy cycle but clean, sustainable, and shared alternatives. #
- East Anglia climate research unit emails & Himalayan glacier melt-rate errors have not slowed anthropogenic global warming (AGW). #
- "The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?" http://bit.ly/9KuIzo..... #
- Sam Harris doesn't know how to read the Bible. Even though Sam Harris thinks otherwise, he is not smarter than Jesus — not even close. #
- You will note that with few exceptions, "Religion" is a 2nd-tier menu item on mainstream media sites but "Entertainment," "Tech"... are 1st. #
- Sam Harris: "For the world to tackle truly important problems,... stop looking to religion...." Jesus's message though, not Sam's, is right. #
- Sam Harris absolutely loathes the wonderful Jesus Christ: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OP.....index.html #
- RT @TraLeeFitz @ExistentialPunk There are many ways to be religious. Sam Harris knows of only one and thinks he has exhausted its meaning. #
- I'm now following http://twitter.com/TraLeeFitz..... @TraLeeFitz "Traditionally Progressive Theomorphic Christ-following practitioner of ...." #
- I'm now following http://twitter.com/richards105.....2 @richards1052 Richard Silverstein http://www.richardsilverstein......tikun_olam #
- IDF Kills 4 Palestinians, Wounds 23 During Protest | Tikun Olam-×ª×§×•×Ÿ ×¢×•×œ×: Make the World a Better P http://ff.im/igF8n..... #
- The world knows the neocons lied about Iraq. Woe unto you Pharisees who go along with unsubstantiated claims about Iran's nuclear program. #
- "if what Israel practices against Christians were practiced anywhere...against Jews, that place would be boycotted" http://bit.ly/9ndRBp..... #
- Tom "Your houses will I give to a people that shall come; which not having heard of me yet shall believe me; to whom... http://ff.im/iieoM..... #
- Palms http://ff.im/iieoJ..... #
- Tom "Do right to the widow, judge for the fatherless, give to the poor, defend the orphan, clothe the naked, Heal... http://ff.im/iieoV..... #
- God Is http://ff.im/ijqfj..... #
- UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change http://ff.im/ijOJH..... #
- Jack Blood Interviews Bob Bowman March 19 2010 Part 1/2 http://ff.im/ik1vc..... #
- Jack Blood Interviews Bob Bowman March 19 2010 Part 2/2 http://ff.im/ik1v2..... #
- GOP IT guru's sisters question events surrounding his death # He worked for Rove and the GOP during the stolen election.
- Tom Facebook "Links" isn't cooperating. http://ff.im/ikiNx..... #
- "Restoring Free Speech," by Dr. Robert M. Bowman (Lt. Col., USAF, ret.). The Patriots. http://ff.im/ikiNz..... #
- Tom - It appears that on Sunday, March 28, 2010, Facebook suddenly started limiting the number of characters and... http://ff.im/ikiNE..... #
- Barry Jennings Mystery: A Challenge to American Journalism http://ff.im/ikBxo..... #
- Fed Stimulus Money Used To Triple Tax Texans With Toll Road http://ff.im/ileFB..... #
- Concerning the Moscow-subway bombings, don't jump to conclusions. Don't buy into the first things you read suggesting al Qaeda did it, etc. #
- 14% of Israelis said Israel's international standing is good (severe denial or don't follow the news), 37% said reasonable, & 48% said bad. #
- http://theonlydemocracy.org/ab.....out/ #
- "...dealt "a severe blow to...org....accused of conspiring to levy war against" US.: AG Eric Holder. Oh my, another "conspiracy theory" nut #
- Abe Foxman is lying that Carter's "apology" was insincere. Foxman knew Carter wasn't claiming Carter was wrong about Israeli wrongdoings. #
- "Christian militia members charged with police-killing plot" There's no such thing as a "Christian militia." People are being deceived. #
- Sometimes Pat Buchanan is right. "We have clarity. There is now visible daylight between U.S. and Israeli policy for all the world to see." #
- Obama: "Plots [conspiracies] against our homeland, plots [conspiracies] against our allies, plots [conspiracies] against the" Afghanis.... #
- Hutaree militia: "Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword." That's why his army slaughtered so many people, right? #
- Gen. McChrystal: "We have shot an amazing number of people [at checkpoints]; but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat." Evil #
- Gilad Atzmon - Writings - Samson and the 2nd Nakba - A Short Study of the Jewish Hercules By GiladA. http://ff.im/ilTMJ..... #
- U.S. and Israel sign a massive arms deal http://ff.im/im8T8..... #
- Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement - Haaretz - Israel News http://ff.im/im8Ti..... #
- Sinead O'Connor on Benedict XVI's "empathy" http://ff.im/im8T7..... #
- U.S. and Israel sign a massive arms deal http://bit.ly/9YkhU6..... #
- "Restoring Free Speech," by Dr. Robert M. Bowman (Lt. Col., USAF, ret.). The Patriots. http://bit.ly/9bZ4tc..... A great Populist article #
- The American Conservative — Deep Background http://ff.im/immPM..... #
- Christians Concerned Over Mandatory Sex Lessons for 5-Year-Olds | Christianpost.com http://ff.im/immPY..... #
- Christians Concerned Over Mandatory Sex Lessons for 5-Year-Olds | Christianpost.com http://ff.im/immPQ..... #
- The American Conservative — Deep Background http://ff.im/immPZ..... #
- U.S. and Israel sign a massive arms deal http://ff.im/immQa..... #
- Christians Concerned Over Mandatory Sex Lessons for 5-Year-Olds http://bit.ly/daMWtN..... Mandatory homosexual ed. for 7-year-olds is sheer evil. #
- The American Conservative — Deep Background http://bit.ly/cmI6nu..... Obama orders assassination of U.S. citizens abroad who are mere suspects. #
- Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement – Haaretz – Israel News http://bit.ly/96DyhQ..... False-Zionists fear peace — insane! #
- "Samson and the 2nd Nakba – A Short Study of the Jewish Hercules," by Gilad Atzmon http://bit.ly/c3tkW6..... #
- Barry Jennings Mystery: A Challenge to American Journalism http://bit.ly/9TZdaa..... Huge explosions in WTC Bldg 7 before either Tower came down! #
- "UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change" Hogwash! The article is false propaganda / twisting. http://bit.ly/altHCJ..... #
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