- Twitter-Session Digest for: June 2, 2010- REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/akb7KB..... #
- Gaza Freedom Flotilla Shows Awesome Power of Nonviolent Resistance. Well, it did until the Turks and others fought... http://bit.ly/9pUgcW..... #
- "Barack Obama: Liar, Warlord, and Corporate Shill," by Stephen Lendman – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/awdUzO..... #
- Gaza flotilla drives Israel into a sea of stupidity – Haaretz – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/9nRrSg..... #
- Call from Gaza for global response to killings on the Freedom Flotilla | International Solidarity - REAL LIBERAL CHRIST http://bit.ly/8YiFhG..... #
- Monsanto's Poison Pills for Haiti – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/9U0pY2..... #
- Too Big To Jail? Executives Unscathed as Regulators Let Banks Report Criminal Fraud - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/d6WLuM..... #
- [US Senator] Cantwell key in stalled bank-overhaul vote | Seattle Times Newspaper - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/amk9t7..... #
- Report exposes banking flaws that sent Iceland into meltdown | Business | The Guardian - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/cb7C7S..... #
- A billion for G20 security "is worth it" - just who and what are they afraid of? by Paul Jay | TRNN - RLCC http://bit.ly/9a8FLd..... #
- The English Defence League [EDL] uncovered | UK news | guardian.co.uk - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/9KtT5j..... #
- Facebook attack tricks users into 'liking' malicious links | InSecurity Complex – CNET News - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/cLkxNb..... #
- Gulf Coast Oil Spill [Oil Leak] – Yahoo! News Photos – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/d03pEY..... #
- Israel's flotilla raid revives [spurious] questions of international law - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/9TBnx6..... #
- Targeted by Israeli raid [and false-propagandist Zionists]: Who is the IHH? – CSMonitor.com - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/aFZN7O..... #
- IHH INSANI YARDIM VAKFI – The Free Gaza, Freedom Flotilla aspect of Turkey - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/cjo0fc..... #
- English Defence League [misled by crypto-Jews?] – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/cpX3Wv..... #
- Israel prepares for showdown with [NATO's Turkey] new Gaza aid flotilla [The Rachel Corrie] - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/cuAn0n..... #
- Netanyahu: World criticism won't stop Israel's blockade of Gaza [It will if the Freedom Flotilla becomes non-violent] http://bit.ly/cyQEWR..... #
- @TomUsher See these comments: http://www.facebook.com/TomUsh.....4680833740 in reply to TomUsher #
- "If you want to vent your spleen & help Israel & AIPAC, talk Zionists & Zionism." - Rob Kall. Someone's a Zionist here. http://bit.ly/aS8UYN..... #
- Through peace, the US will no longer be able to grant militant Zionists full immunity - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/cWLQyG..... #
- Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com..... twitter directory under: # #christian # #economics # #energy #
- Interesting numbers right now: 888 following, 666 followers #
- "74% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military" Kill, kill, kill. "Thou knowest the commandments, ...Do not kill...." (Mark 10:19) #
- The "pistols" that the IDF "found" on the Turkish ship were from the Israeli soldiers. Israel admitted this, but the lie had spread. #
- The Zionists said they found knives on the ship. Where did they find the knives, in the galley drawers? I'm not kidding. They stretch & lie. #
- Response in Israel to aid ship attack http://ff.im/lm7vs..... #
- Following http://twitter.com/GlobalRepor.....ting GlobalReporting http://angelacorrias.blogspot......com/ freelance journalist writing about politics #
- CENSORED Mainstreem Media - Israelis Demonstrate Against Facism Gaza Aid Boat Ship Flotilla http://ff.im/lmy8o..... #
- Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Israeli lapdog Apologist http://ff.im/lmPLl..... #
- @KyleHillusion "They already started transporting the cargo into Gaza." So what? They also said they wouldn't allow cement & other things. #
- @udumlib "you wouldnt know a zion if it slapped you in the face" Where does one begin correcting you? in reply to udumlib #
- @savvyconsumer7 You think that no nation that has committed genocide can ever engage in liberation or humanitarianism? That's anti-Christ. in reply to savvyconsumer7 #
- @Ron_Woodward "Does any serious person believe Zionists are more terrorist than Iran?" Iran is not perfect, but worse than Israel? How so? in reply to Ron_Woodward #
- @edwardvirtually You wrote, "i block its apologists without warning." There're lots of Zionist trolls created just for the Freedom Flotilla. in reply to edwardvirtually #
- Facebook Links for: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/b0ELed..... #
- Everyone Is NOT Released - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/a5aIYC..... #
- t r u t h o u t | Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/azYSZl..... #
- "Planet Chomsky vs. Dershowitz's Orbit," by Gilad Atzmon – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/caFOoN..... #
- Global Corporations Now Eclipse the Power of Sovereign States: We are at Their Mercy | BuzzFlash.org - RLCC http://bit.ly/d3Zpk1..... #
- Full Text of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Speech on Israel's Attack on Freedom Flotilla | Dissident Voice - RLCC http://bit.ly/cqiqXA..... #
- Global Reporting: Flotilla organizer Adam Shapiro: "We expected to be stopped but not shot at" - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/clH1S0..... #
- CENSORED Mainstream Media – Israelis Demonstrate Against Fascism | Gaza Freedom Flotilla – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/b5uiuG..... #
- "Free Gaza, Respect International Waters." International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network – REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/bE4h2h..... #
- Another Lame, Zionist Whopper: "40 of the 'Peace Activists' on Gaza Flotilla Are Al-Qaeda" - REAL LIBERAL CHRISTIAN http://bit.ly/cDjjRF..... #
- Netanyahu's [fascist] father discusses the peace process: excerpts from the exclusive Maariv interview - RLCC http://bit.ly/doSUVa..... #
- Israel's Propaganda Machine Produces Photos That Imply Peace Activists Were Armed... With Pepper Spray - RLCC http://bit.ly/cMmgK5..... #
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