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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

North American Imperialism and the Extreme Right are Behind Coup in Honduras: Chavez Iconic photo of Iranian protester is faked: reveals Italy's most conservative mainstream paper The fake picture was put on Youtube by Secondoprotocollo, which appears to be a very active Italian NGO, with offices in several countries. However, to get to the bottom of things, sometimes all it takes is to look a notch farther down the pole. Just a regular web search engine will lead one to find a critical site, which claims that Secondoprotocollo is a one-man job, entirely run by a certain Franco Londei, and which accuses Secondoprotocollo of having repeatedly made false reports and claims, especially taking photos at random from the web and claiming they represent activists of Secondoprotocollo in dangerous parts of the world. www.ottawacitizen.com/missing+from+Royal+Canadian+Mint+Deloitte/1743823/story.html There may have been a massive gold heist at the Royal Canadian Mint, an external audit has found. The findings of the long-awaited audit, released Monday, conclude that $15.3 million in missing gold is not the result of accounting or bookkeeping errors, raising the distinct possibility it might have been stolen (rob yourself,collect insurance) REALITY CHECK; ILLEGAL CHECKPOINTS IN PALESTINE NOW OPERATED BY PRIVATE COMPANIES Espinal afirma que apoyo internacional desarticul√≥ golpe de Estado en Honduras http://www.telesurtv.net/solotexto/nota/index.php?ckl=53109-NN Venezuela: Chavez Calls for Continent-Wide Protests against Honduran Coup Dollar Out in Brazil-China Trade. Real and Yuan In Israel Prepares F-15 Jets for Long Range Attack 'US forces attempt to hijack Iranian oil field' Thousands of Pakistanis hold anti-US rally Was Obama's first coup d'etat in Honduras? - Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S. Son of Iranian Shah: I know the moment will come when I will return. FREEGAZA - Call off your attack dogs - Cynthia McKinney Harrisburg chapter of NAACP urges martial law Hugo Chavez threatens military action in Honduras Chavez said Honduran soldiers took away the Cuban ambassador and left the Venezuelan ambassador on the side of a road after beating him during the army's coup against his leftist ally, Manuel Zelaya, the Honduran President Brookings Publication mentions possibility of ‘Horrific Provocation’ to Trigger Iran Invasion In a recent policy paper published by the influential Brookings Institute, the authors propose almost anything to guarantee dominance of Persia by the new world order, including bribery, lying, cheating and mass murdering by an all-out military assault of Iran. Honduras, Obama’s First Coup d’etat Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S. At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras today were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses. http://www.roguegovernment.com/RFID_Implants_for_Humans_Hyped_On_Yahoo_Tech/16259/0/6/6/Y/M.htmlRFID Implants for Humans Hyped On Yahoo Tech The same RFID implants used to identify lost pets are now being adapted for use on you and me, and not how one might have originally expected. As with all pioneering technologies, it's leisure pursuits that are getting the first stab at the tech. Hasbara training program implemented at seminaries http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3735732,00.html Israeli soldiers poisoned well in West Bank village, say local http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=38866 Police, Basij 'imposters' arrested in Iran http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99327&sectionid=351020101 Subsidies for Israel, Sanctions for Iran http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2009/06/28/subsidies-for-israel-sanctions-for-iran/

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mossad still stalking malls near U.S. military bases www.innworldreport.net/inn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1055:national-news-6-26-09&catid=35:domestic&Itemid=1 Israeli Army amasses troops, military hardware along Lebanese border http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=103494 Iranian Leaders Blaming CIA, Protestors, for Killing Neda http://www.roguegovernment.com/Iranian_Leaders_Blaming_CIA%2C_Protestors%2C_for_Killing_Neda/16219/0/15/15/Y/M.html In his Friday prayer sermon, senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami called for the government to protest the "leaders of protests, who were supported by the United States and Israel, strongly and with cruelty so it will be a lesson for everyone." Author Naomi Klein Calls for Boycott of Israel http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090626/canada/mideast_conflict_boycott_canada Pentagon Rebrands Protest as "Low-Level Terrorism" (http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/06/pentagon-rebrands-protest-as-low-level-terrorism/ "Punishing activists or pursuing terrorists?" by Maggie Mitchell Salem in Asia Times Online :: Asian News, Business and Economy. (http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GL10Aa01.html Lang again: The war parties in the US and Israel have taken up a new propaganda theme. They are now saying that a "military coup" by the IRGC and other "radicals" has taken place and that the resulting regime is no longer under the influence and control of the Shia 'ulema. The new theme insists that the new "coup junta" symbolically headed by Khamenei is even more dangerous and more likely to rashly use nuclear weapons as an expression of their lunacy. This is an obvious attempt to twist the situation in the best agitprop tradition for the purpose of obtaining American popular consensus for war against Iran. Ahmadinajad is a fool and he will undoubtedly play into the hands of the propagandists. Free Gaza will continue despite warnings from Israel, Cyprus, USA http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=38814 Mideast question removed from Canadian exam A controversial practice-exam question about Middle East politics was removed from the British Columbia education ministry's Web site.The multiple-choice question, removed following protests from the Jewish public and Canadian Jewish Congress, was posted as part of a practice test for students studying for province-wide grade 12 history exams.It asked students to identify the following group: "They have been fighting to regain a homeland since they were driven out in 1948. Some have lived their entire lives in refugee camps. Forty years later, Israel still refuses to recognize their right to exist as a nation."Choices for the answer were Jews, Iranians, Egyptians or Palestinianshttp://yahyaottawa.blogspot.com/2009/06/mideast-question-removed-from-canadian.html The picture on the left, used by Israeli Hasbara thugs to prove Iranian election being “fraud” – shows a woman dressed, sort of, like an Iranian Muslimah who is wondering about her “lost vote” – but look at the dude in the background wearing a KKK hood - But why?http://www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10540-where-is-my-iran-vote-dude.html British Embassy Helping Demonstrators In Tehran Iraqi religous figure: US leads terrorist attacks http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99158&sectionid=351020201 Governor and Land Reform Activists Create Farmer Rights Council in Portuguesa, Venezuela Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein bluffed about WMDs fearing Iranian arsenal, secret FBI files showhttp://www.innworldreport.net/inn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1054:former-iraqi-leader-saddam-hussein-bluffed-about-wmds-fearing-iranian-arsenal-secret-fbi-files-show&catid=36:international&Itemid=1 Journalist Jane Burgermeister has filed charges against the WHO and the UN."Using the 'swine flu' as a pretext, the defendants have preplanned the mass murder of the U.S. population by means of forced vaccination They have installed an extensive network of FEMA concentration camps and identified mass grave sites."Reportedly, Michael Jackson had become a supporter of the Austrian investigative journalist, Jane Burgermeister, who is warning the world of mass genocide.(Russia's FSB Reports Pop Icon Michael Jackson Assassinated By CIA . Reportedly, Michael Jackson was to allow his sold-out United Kingdom concerts to be a 'platform' for warning the World of a soon to occur mass genocide event. Reportedly, Russia's President Medvedev was told that Michael Jackson was assassinated by the CIA Iranian Interior Minister: Western Intelligence Behind Riots And Unrest Healthcare industry spending $1.4 million - a day - on lobbyists “The top recipients of health industry campaign contributions from 2000 to 2008 are new Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK) at $7.3 million and $6.3 million respectively,” National Journal reports. “All of the campaign finance data used in the report came from the Center for Responsive Politics Rothschild and Freshfields founders had links to slavery, papers reveal Netanyahu says Palestinian state must be disarmed, settlements to continue Canadian Jewish Congress Organized Nazis Night chopper flights over L.A. are tied to military training Congress Eyes New Measures Against Iran, North Korea

Friday, June 26, 2009

D.C. Crash Kills General Who Scrambled Jets on 9/11 David F. Wherley Jr., the head of the Washington National Guard who scrambled jets over the city during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was among those killed in the worst commuter train crash in the city’s history, officials said US needs to be able to search NKorea ships: Top lawmaker The United States needs to "figure out some way" to board and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons or nuclear know-how, a senior US lawmaker said Thursday In the Wake of the Elections:Iranians, Watch Your Back! by Hussein Askaryhttp://www.larouchepub.com/other/2009/3625iran_watch_back.html Also, commenting on the Iranian elections, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israeli radio that the world has to "swiftly act" to prevent Tehran from advancing its nuclear program, saying, "Iran is in the midst of a very dangerous process. Steps must be planned in advance within a time frame that isn't too long. We don't have much time." He added. "We've resolved not to take any option off the table and we expect others to do the same." Despite the Mossad chief's declaring the Iranian election to be as fair as in "liberal states," Barak reminded his listeners, "One mustn't forget we are dealing with a dictatorial regime run by ayatollahs...." "Philanthropy is the essential element in the making of Rockefeller power. It gives the Rockefellers a priceless reputation as public benefactors which the public values so highly that power over public affairs is placed in the Rockefellers' hands. Philanthropy generates more power than wealth alone can provide."' -Myer Kutz, Rockefeller Power Are The Iranian Election Protests Another US Orchestrated ‘Color Revolution’? A number of commentators have expressed their idealistic belief in the purity of Mousavi, Montazeri, and the westernized youth of Terhan. The CIA destabilization plan, announced two years ago (see below)... Iran finds US-backed MKO fingermarks in riots FLASHBACK - Iran Arrests 3 Militia Volunteers as Israeli Spies IRAN PROTESTS - THE FLAG OF THE SHAH Brent Scowcroft: US Has Spies On the Ground in Iran Iranian says militiaman killed protester in Tehran Propagandists trying to raise on a busted flush. ISRAEL’S TWO STATE SOLUTION AS SEEN BY PALESTINIANS 8 Basijis shot dead during Tehran unrest A Team of Archeologists have uncovered a flute in a German cave dating back 35,000 years Iran minister says CIA funding "rioters": report From Y to V- The CIA’s Otpor strategy to overthrow governments http://www.notmytribe.com/2007/from-y-to-v-the-cias-otpor-strategy-to-overthrow-governments-81340.html http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Venezuela_page/SettingStageTurmoilCaracas.html Israel tries to block Jordan's nuclear cooperation with others http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1485588.php/Israel_tries_to_block_Jordans_nuclear_cooperation_with_others_ Merkel Stands Beside Demonstrators - "in Iran" http://www.moonofalabama.org/2009/06/merkel-stands-besides-demonstrators-in-iran.html We stand beside you," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in remarks directed to "all in Iran who seek to demonstrate peacefully."Iran reform leader says he won't end his challenge Notice that Merkel said "in Iran". She did not say "everywhere". She did not say "in Germany". Canadian politician sues Jewish groups http://jta.org/news/article/2009/06/23/1006073/canadian-politician-sues-jewish-groups Hughes claims she has been "branded as an anti-Semite and a person of unsavory character and, as a result, is no longer employable in her role as a freelance journalist/broadcaster." She also says she has suffered mental distress and humiliation 'If I didn't confess to 7/7 bombings MI5 officers would rape my wife,' claims torture victim http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195484/If-I-didnt-confess-7-7-bombings-MI5-officers-rape-wife-claims-torture-victim.html Prisoner club: Israel uses electric shock torture against children http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/en/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7s1QKBclIa%2fY55iIxZyad1Z7dpIjvv0wwPDZtzBZR7PaByjb7y9k5eFf9pxQn9Opxi2cxBOzPg7SIHSWf4PQg1WQvNXvR9z1mhGe%2bRw2wH5I%3d You Provide the Tweets, We'll Provide the Info War http://www.counterpunch.org/bratich06252009.html
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

The first potential intellect is pure potentiality to know anything; the second potential intellect knows axioms such as "The whole is bigger than the part"; the third has already acquired conclusions through syllogistic reasoning and the intuition of middle terms, but does not consider them at the moment; the "acquired intellect" comes about when the human intellect connects with the active intellect (De anima I.5). This theory exerted a profound influence on scholastic intellect theory, especially in the period from Dominicus Gundisalvi to Albertus Magnus. The scholastics inherited from Avicenna the principal idea that the activity of the human intellect can be differentiated into different phases of gradual development and into different acts of syllogistic reasoning (Hasse 1999 and 2000, 191–200http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arabic-islamic-influence/#Tra In the writings of Albertus Magnus, the influence of Avicenna is combined with that of Averroes, who distinguishes two intellects apart from the separate active intellect: the material intellect, which is pure potentiality (and unique, see section 5.4 below) and the speculative intellect, which is the actuality of the grasped intelligible. Averroes and Avicenna both teach that the human and active intellect conjoin in the moment of intellection. Averroes, in particular, claims that a perfect conjunction with the active intellect resulting in God-like knowledge is possible in this life (Comm. magnum De anima III.5 and III.36). Albertus Magnus, in his early De homine (qu. 56 a. 3), adopts the Avicennian doctrine of three potential intellects in his scholastic reformulation, but in his later works, under the influence of Averroes, transforms it into a theory of intellectual ascension. The highest level of the human intellect is called "acquired intellect" (intellectus adeptus) and results from the conjunction between the potential and the active intellect, both parts of the human soul. In this stage, the intellect is able to grasp all intellectual knowledge, and does not need to have recourse to the senses again. In virtue of this intellect, a human being becomes God-like (De anima 3.3.11). Thomas Aquinas sharply disagrees. The intellect can never dispense with the senses, since it needs the phantasms for conceiving an intellectual form. This is why perfect intellectual knowledge is not possible in this life (Summa theol. Ia q. 84 a. 7).