You can’t handle the truth
Bush administration (and continuing under Obama) hid the complicity of the
Saudi Arabian government – not just rich Saudis, the government – in 9/11.
After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.
But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.
It was kept secret and remains so today.
President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).
A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.
Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”
Read the whole thing
A fresh face for Greenwich
He’s not impressed; with them, or the new BOE chairman and former NEA teacher, Republican Barbara O’Neill.
After discussing what went on and what to expect from O’Neill (not much) Horton concludes with this:
As I’ve said before, our school system faces serious issues, both financially and academically. Peter Sherr and Adriana Ospina are very different people and come from different places on the political spectrum, but they are the two most independent thinkers on the school board and they both wanted to lead a board that would take on serious work. Which, of course, explains why the powers that be wanted nothing to do with them.
That about sums it up.
But Al said if I went north, I’d keep warm!
Five years ago Friday (the 13th) Al Gore promised that the north pole would be entirely ice-free in five years. He did add the caveat, “we will find out” whether the science-is-settled model is accurate, and I guess we have: the ice cap grew 29% this summer alone.
Bummer summer, Al.
Dese no dead, just lesting – you eat chop chop – yummie!
China bans shellfish imports from the western United Staes because of “health fears”. A little truth advertising by our own fish industry about what goes into Chines farm fish and those Americans who still dine on that glow-in-the-dark product will stop.
Then we can talk about this Chinese trade war.
Unleash Chiang Kai Shek!
Moveon.org, claims CBS is broadcasting biased news.
The Occupy Wall Street gang, back when it existed, had this to say about Moveon.org.
Top MoveOn leaders / executives are all over national television speaking for the movement. fully appreciate the help and support of MoveOn, but the MSM is clearly using them as the spokespeople for OWS. This is an blatant attempt to fracture the 99% into a Democratic Party organization. The leadership of MoveON are Democratic Party operatives. they are divide and conquer pawns. For years they ignored Wall Street protests to keep complete focus on the Republicans, in favor of Goldman’s Obama and Wall Street’s Democratic leadership.
If that’s true; and it is, it’s wonderful to see MoveOn finally shifting its support to fair and balanced coverage of the issues of the day. Go MoveOn! Welcome to the Fox network!
Just a few more, and I’ll get cracking
Jame Bond was a sot, British researchers conclude
Bond, who wasn’t just a martini man, downed the equivalent of 26 ounces of pure alcohol a week — more than four times the recommended amount, the study’s authors estimated by combing through Fleming’s 14 Bond novels.
At the rate he drank, the authors wrote, this icon of page and screen should have been dead by age 56 — of liver disease or any number of illnesses and accidents that befall alcoholics earlier in life.
Fifty-six is the age at which Fleming, a drinker and smoker in real life, died of a heart attack in 1964. And long before a pickled Bond finally expired, he would have been a trembling, impotent wreck.
Bond’s peak performance in every walk of life “is inconsistent with the physical, mental, and indeed sexual functioning expected from someone drinking this much alcohol,” concluded the trio of doctors who entitled their study, “Were James Bond’s drinks shaken because of alcohol induced tremor?”
Now you’re getting it
British commissioners dictating switch to “green” energy earn £millions from the companies that benefit. Here’s an except from the Daily News article – read the whole thing.
- A new breed of lucrative green investment funds, which were set up to expand windfarm energy, are in practice a means of taking green levies paid by hard-pressed consumers and handing them to City investors and financiers.
- £3.8 billion of taxpayers’ money funds the new Green Investment Bank, set up by the Department of Business and Skills. One of its biggest deals involved energy giant SSE selling windfarms to one of the new green funds, Greencoat Wind. The Green Investment Bank’s chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, is also chairman of SSE. The bank says it ‘provided expertise’ to enable BIS to take a £50 million stake in Greencoat, which helped fund the SSE sale.
- The same bank’s chief executive, Shaun Kingsbury, is one of the UK’s highest-paid public sector employees. His £325,000 salary is more than twice the Prime Minister’s.
- Firms lobbying for renewables can virtually guarantee access to key Government policy-makers, because they are staffed by former very senior officials – a striking example of Whitehall’s ‘revolving door’.
“Among the most astonishing features exposed by our investigation is the way in which vehement advocates for radical policies designed to curb global warming are making huge sums of money from their work. Here are some of the key figures among the new breed of fat-cat Ecocrats…”
Thanks to my minimum wage hike, EVERYONE can afford Hawaii!
Obumski’s off to Hawaii for 17-day jaunt. Will the kids and dogs take separate flights again? Count on it.