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August 6, 2009

Aug 06 12:41

HERDICTWEB

Have you ever come across a web site that you could not access and wondered,"Am I the only one?" Herdict Web aggregates reports of inaccessible sites, allowing users to compare data to see if inaccessibility is a shared problem. By crowdsourcing data from around the world, we can document accessibility for any web site, anywhere.

Aug 06 12:09

NGOs, Iran, Healthcare Revolt, and the Media

Citizens have taken to townhall meetings to vociferously demonstrate to their elected representatives opposition to a government takeover of the healthcare system (don’t hurt their feelings by telling them that the government had actually taken it over long ago).

Aug 06 11:55

AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE: A FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW (1988)

Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking system, the American power elite is basically out of reach of the democratic system. Concurrently, by using such organizations as the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, control over the political process is maintained, resulting in what is in reality a in the U.S.

Aug 06 11:42

Unclaimed dead stack up in Wayne County morgue

His corpse lies at the bottom of a pile of other bodies unclaimed at the Wayne County morgue. But Grandpa -- whose name has been withheld to avoid embarrassing his family -- is a special case. He has been in the cooler for the past two years as his kinfolk -- too broke to bury him -- wait for a ship to come in.

"There is destitution," says Dr. Carl J. Schmidt, the chief medical examiner of this, the nation's poorest big city. "But when you're so destitute that nobody has claimed you, that's a whole different level of being destitute."



Taboola
Aug 06 11:40

Monumentally Tragic Disappointment on the Horizon

Whenever the herd mentality lines up along a compass point leading to “permanent prosperity,” or a yellow brick road lined with green shoots, or something like that, I tend to see the edge of a cliff up ahead.

Aug 06 11:39

Oh Shit, The Jews Are Fucking Up Right and Left, Their Newest "Evil Muslim Spokesperson" Turns Out to Be a Jew, Just Like All the Rest of Em.

Aug 06 11:38

California city shuts down girl's lemonade stand

Hoping to raise money for a family trip to Disneyland, the Tulare girl opened a lemonade stand Monday. But because Daniela didn't have a business license, the city of Tulare shut it down the same day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California is bankrupt and dying because of its business-unfriendly environment, and the city of Tulare has nothing better to do that shut down a kid's lemonade stand?

Aug 06 11:35

Urgent - Google's Blogger Blocks Politically Sensitive Sites!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Aug 06 11:29

IDF "Child Killing Unit" Speaks Out

"You take the kid, you blindfold him, you handcuff him, he's really shaking... Sometimes you cuff his legs too. Sometimes it cuts off the circulation. “

"He doesn't understand a word of what's going on around him. He doesn't know what you're going to do with him. He just knows we are soldiers with guns. That we kill people. Maybe they think we're going to kill him. “

"A lot of the time they're peeing their pants, just sit there peeing their pants, crying. But usually they're very quiet.''

Aug 06 11:28

GAZA: GO FLY A KITE!

The very same sky that was darkened just half a year ago by Israeli bombers came alive last week as the children of Gaza had a day of kite flying.

There is a sense of power and freedom when a child flys a kite, two concepts totally alien in Gaza.

Aug 06 11:26

SEX AND THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK

According to a report in Thursday’s New York Post, Davis – who portrayed the character Charlotte on the successful cable comedy – will no longer serve as a spokeswoman for Oxfam International because the human rights group objects to her endorsement deal with Ahava, a popular cosmetics firm that operates out of the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.

Aug 06 11:25

THIS IS HOW THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TREATS PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS

The Palestinian Authority (PA) doesn’t stop surprising us with its boundless stupidity and foolish behaviors.


Aug 06 11:20

FBI Agent Provocateurs and Fusion Centers: Boys Gone Wild

THE SAME day President Barack Obama reached out to 1.5 billion Muslims around the world in his speech to the Turkish parliament, saying the United States “is not and will never be at war with Islam,” Muslim Americans described what looks like a war on their community here at home.

Aug 06 11:13

Swine Flu Scare: It’s All about The Adjuvant!

We currently have a stockpile of 22.5 million doses of the H5N1 antigen for the feared Avian flu pandemic that never materialized. The cost to maintain this stockpile for just two circulating strains of H5N1 is about $2.2 billion annually. Influenza vaccine typically expires after two years; 15 million doses have expired or will expire soon.

Aug 06 10:46

Turkey, Russia sign gas pipeline deal

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says a newly signed deal to build a gas pipeline through Turkish waters is vital to European energy security.

Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed an agreement Thursday on constructing part of the South Stream pipeline through waters in the Black Sea.

Putin said at a news conference after the signing that the South Stream project is an alternative to an EU-backed pipeline project called Nabucco, but should not be considered a rival to it.

Aug 06 10:32

Zogby Poll: Over 70 Million American Adults Support New 9/11 Investigation

It looks like "they" are going to need an awfully big net to throw over all of these "wacko conspriacy nuts" :)


Aug 06 10:12

H1N1 cases "decrease significantly" in England

In its weekly briefing update on the pandemic the agency said the estimated number of new cases had fallen to 30,000 from 110,000 in the week ending July 26.

"But you're all doomed this winter unless you have a flu jab."

Aug 06 10:03

A third uprising?

But Jabal Mukabber is a good case study for another reason. Because right next door is the new Jewish settlement called Nof Zion. It is spectacular and looks like the townhouses I've seen in San Diego, California. It will be a gated community or as its sales office calls it, a "private residence." And as I watched, they were laying sewer systems and water mains for the settlement right alongside the village of Jabal Mukabber! Imagine that: Jabal Mukabber will be going dry while water in huge cement pipes is rushing under its fields to feed a nearby settlement. While Jabal Mukabber buys water off trucks, Nof Zion will be watering gardens and filling swimming pools.

Aug 06 09:57

Rise In Asthma Linked To 9/11 Dust Cloud

Thousands of people exposed to choking dust after the destruction of the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York have developed asthma, a study has shown.

Rescue and recovery workers, office staff and passers-by were included in the follow-up study of more than 46,000 people.

It found that one-in-10 caught up in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had been diagnosed with asthma five or six years after the disaster.

None of these 4,600 individuals had a previous history of the disease.

Aug 06 09:56

Lebanon Ignores UN as Barak Issues Warning

Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh said Thursday that Hizbullah's growing weapons supplies are “an internal matter”. Salloukh's statement was seen as a response to accusations that Lebanon has failed to implement a United Nations resolution that would prohibit Hizbullah from rearming.

Meanwhile, in Israel, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that if Hizbullah attacks Israel again, Lebanon may pay the price. While Israel made efforts not to harm Lebanese infrastructure during the Second Lebanon War, in a future conflict such infrastructure may be targeted, he told Israel Radio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Israel is about to run another false-flag operation, "justifying" another assault on Lebanon.

And this time, when they come, the IDF will go all the way to the Litani River; Israel is desperate for the water (and, as always, any territory which can be grabbed in the process of such an invasion).


Aug 06 09:53

Secret Service 'Streched to Limit' By Huge Spike in Threats Against Obama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to Nancy Pelosi, these are just paid GOP operatives trying to make it look like the nation is angry with the government.

Aug 06 09:52

The meat heaters: 5,000 tons of unsold Tesco cuts a year are being burned to provide power for homes

Tesco is sending 5,000 tons of leftover meat a year to be burned to generate electricity for homes, it emerged yesterday.

The supermarket disposes of enough meat that has passed its sell-by date to power 600 homes for a year through the National Grid.

Aug 06 09:51

Father worried about losing his home killed himself - on the eve of its sale

A stonemason worried about losing his home after being laid off, killed himself on the eve of its sale.

Peter Dawes, 62, was found hanged by his wife Laureen when she went to break the good news that the buyers of their cottage had been approved for a mortgage.

An inquest heard how the night before the 'hard-working' self-employed builder had told his wife of 43 years: 'We're going to lose everything.'

Aug 06 09:48

Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bomb


Aug 06 09:48

Obama and the Economy

No one in these ranks said that malinvestments have to be washed out of the system and bankruptcies and unemployment must be tolerated for a time in order to get back on a growth. Nay, nay, they pulled out the old bag of tricks and claim that they only needed to loot the public of hundreds of billions and spend it on building up government, and then, wow, like magic, the entire economy would come back to life.

Aug 06 09:47

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

Aug 06 09:42

In Lies We Trust: The CIA, Hollywood and Bioterrorism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The recommendations in these early propaganda films were not intended to save lives, but merely to convince Americans that nuclear war was survivable, and therefore an acceptable project to spend trillions of tax dollars on.

Aug 06 09:41

Depleted Uranium Ammunition in Afghan War: New Evidence

Campaigners have long suspected that the US military has not been entirely candid over the issue and papers have emerged showing that DU munitions were transported to Afghanistan. The use of A10 Warthog aircraft - one of the main users of DU ammunition - remains widespread to this day, although the number of armoured targets is now much diminished. Estimates by Janes Defence in 2003 suggested that the Taliban had at least 100 main battle tanks and 250 armoured fighting vehicles at the beginning of the conflict. It would be unusual if the US Army had chosen not to engage these targets with DU munitions from the air.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, both the Afghans and US troops exposed to DU (and their families) are going to be dealing with the horrific effects of this poison for generations.


Aug 06 09:37

'Did Western troops come here to kill my children?' Afghan villagers' despair as three boys are killed in airstrike

Abdur Rahim, the father of the boys and uncle of the slain man, claimed he heard a pair of helicopters circling over his compound at 1:30 a.m. before they fired two missiles that hit his home. His brother and another son were wounded, he said.

'What was the fault of my innocent children? They were not Taliban,' Rahim said. "Did they come here to build our country or kill our innocent children?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Afghan people do not hate us "because we are free"; they hate us because we are systematically killing their kids, moms, aunts, and uncles, and friends with indiscriminate airstrikes.

Aug 06 09:32

It's official, Rand Paul is in

Rand Paul announces his Senate run on Cavuto 08-05-09.

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RunRandRun.com - Money Bomb slated for August 20th

Aug 06 09:27

CDC Refuses Answer Their Own FAQ As To Whether H1N1 Vaccinations Will Be Mandatory

"If the vaccine is recommended for use, those who choose vaccination for themselves or their children will be screened for contraindications to vaccination (such as an allergy to eggs) and will receive information sheets describing the vaccines's risks and benefits, possible adverse events associated with vaccination, and how to report those events."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in:

http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/swine-flu-vaccine-has-adjuvants-that-impair-fertility/

"The “swine flu” vaccine contains ingredients that impair fertility.

Daniel Solis from the Czech Republic has researched the side-effects of the adjuvant, squalene, and discovered it is known to destroy fertility as well as causing other forms of damage.

"According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.[i]"

The dots are more than connected here, for any thinking American.

Aug 06 09:16

The Expiring Economy by Paul Craig Roberts

Tent cities springing up all over America are filling with the homeless unemployed from the worst economy since the 1930s. While Americans live in tents, the Obama government has embarked on a $1 billion crash program to build a mega-embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to rival the one the Bush government build in Baghdad, Iraq.

Hard times have now afflicted Americans for so long that even the extension of unemployment benefits from 6 months to 18 months for 24 high unemployment states, and to 46 - 72 weeks in other states, is beginning to run out. By Christmas 1.5 million Americans will have exhausted unemployment benefits while unemployment rolls continue to rise.

Amidst this worsening economic crisis, the House of Representatives just passed a $636 billion “defense” bill.


Aug 06 09:07

Depleted Uranium Ammunition in Afghan War: New Evidence

A classified German Army manual has thrown doubt over US and UK assurances that no depleted uranium munitions have been used in Afghanistan.

Aug 06 09:07

BANKING ON A SUIT

Since emerging from his 4½-hour sit-down with Madoff at a federal prison in Butner, NC, where the fallen financier is serving a 150-year sentence, Cotchett and his legal team have been furiously amending their lawsuits to name new defendants.

Among those new targets may be big financial firms, sources close to the legal team told The Post.

Aug 06 09:06

Rep. Cantor and 24 Fellow Republicans to Visit Israel, Palestinians

One of President Barack Obama's top congressional critics said Friday he hoped to reassure staunch US ally Israel of unbending US support during a visit to the Middle East next week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the voters will recall how Rep. Cantor fulfilled his obligations of office BY TAKING CARE OF @#$%ING ISRAEL INSTEAD OF THE PEOPLE OF HIS OWN DISTRICT!

Meanwhile, none of the articles by the corporate media list the names of the other 25 traitors tagging along with Cantor on this 6 day party in Israel, probably because the town hall meetings are already getting hot, so if anyone has the names of that group, send it in for posting.

Aug 06 09:02

Droning On

When TAC asked me for a piece on military drones, I had to consider which variety of drone was most important: the drone aircraft, the drones who operate the aircraft, or the drones back in the Pentagon who think drive-by shootings can win wars.


Aug 06 09:00

AIG breakup nets Wall Street $1 billion bonanza

Wall Street banks and lawyers could collect nearly $1 billion in fees from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and American International Group Inc to help manage and break apart the insurer, The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing its own analysis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that like handing Captain E. J. Smith a fat check for losing the Titanic???????

Aug 06 08:57

Surprise shrinkage in service sector

The service sector, which makes up nearly 90 percent of the U.S. economy, unexpectedly contracted at a faster rate in July than in June, indicating that economic activity continued to decline last month despite a raft of revised forecasts that now project a stronger recovery will begin during the third quarter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People have gone back to doing their own laundry!

Aug 06 08:56

Murdoch vows to charge for all online content

However, they resulted in a $3.4bn net loss for the full year, down from net income of $5.4bn a year earlier, reflecting $8.9bn in impairment charges.

The sweeping decision by the owner of titles including The News of the World and The Australian to abandon the practice of giving away news in exchange for attracting a large audience for advertisers could embolden other publishers warily examining paid content models.

"We intend to charge for all our news websites," Mr Murdoch said.

"If we're successful, we'll be followed by all media," he added, predicting "significant revenues" from charging for differentiated news online.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rupe, ol' boy; the reason you are losing audience and ad revenue has nothing to do with your business model and everything to do with the bias, slant, and deception regularly peddled by your rags as "News."

It doesn't matter if you change how you sell your lies; people still will not buy them.

People want the truth, and they will go where they need to to get it.

Aug 06 08:54

ABC News: No Evidence Of Lobbyists During Obamacare Protest

Attempts on behalf of government media fronts to quell spontaneous riots breaking out at town hall meetings amidst anger about Obama’s health care bill by claiming they are manufactured was disproved once again, as ABC News reported that no lobbyists were present at a meeting in Maryland on Tuesday night.



Lockerdome
Aug 06 08:52

Lieberman: Ghajar belongs to Israel

Foreign minister tours northern border, says any decision on split village will be made based on security and humanitarian concerns. Residents tell him Ghajar will be divided 'over our dead bodies'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

".....Security and humanitarian concerns." ?!?!?

The bovine excrement meter just imploded on that statement, sinking into that Israeli black hole of lies, lies, and yet more lies.

This is yet another land grab and/or an attempt to provoke the Lebanese government into a military action to defend the village, giving Israel an excuse to invade.

And this time, Israel will go all the way to the Litani river if they do invade; they're desperate for the water.

Aug 06 08:50

US judge declines to intervene in UAE trial

An American who says he was tortured into confessing to terrorism charges in the United Arab Emirates lost his effort on Tuesday to get a U.S. judge involved in his trial.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson said he doesn't have the authority to interfere in the foreign criminal prosecution of Naji Hamdan, a 43-year-old American citizen of Lebanese origin. The Obama administration said it agreed with the ruling.

The American Civil Liberties Union accused the United States of ordering Hamdan's arrest, detention and prosecution because there isn't evidence to convict him under U.S. laws.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama AGREES with torturing people into confessions and then using those confessions to keep them in jail.

Aug 06 08:48

U.S. Citizen Severely Tortured While Detained in the United Arab Emirates at the Behest of the United States

The torture was so severe that he often passed out from the pain, Hamdan told his brother. The agents also threatened to punish Hamdan's wife and family if he did not confess to their allegations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We can announce that we have finally solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 06 08:46

U.S. wants Israel to freeze settlement for year: report

The United States has asked Israel to freeze West Bank settlement for a year to prod Arab countries to take steps toward normalizing relations with the Jewish state, an Israeli newspaper said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We'll see if in fact Israel does halt future settlements (and wonder what precisely they got in return or are expecting to get for having to do this).

However, given Israel's history of behavior on geopolitical agreements, I wouldn't bet on this becoming a reality.


Aug 06 08:41

Fed Set to End Purchases, Two Former Governors Say

The Federal Reserve is set to halt its purchases of up to $300 billion in U.S. Treasuries in mid- September as scheduled, and will probably announce the decision next week, two former central bank governors said.

“They’re clearly not going to extend that program given the improvement in financial markets that’s going on,” said Lyle Gramley, senior economic adviser with New York-based Soleil Securities Corp. and a former governor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That "...improvement in the financial markets" most certainly hasn't trickled down to most of We the People.

Aug 06 08:39

China-U.S. dialogue avoids confrontation

Today, the United States, the largest economy in the world, is the biggest debtor to the world's most authoritarian Communist regime that is also the world's third-largest economy, holding more than $800 billion of U.S. debt and the largest reserves of foreign exchange of more than $2 trillion, much of it in U.S. dollars.

Aug 06 08:37

Major Pacific Hurricane Set to Weaken as It Heads Toward Hawaii

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cooler ocean waters around Hawaii and increasing wind shear will probably cause the Category-4 storm, the second-highest on the Saffir-Simpson scale, to weaken to a tropical storm this weekend and then to a tropical depression by the time it reaches the Big Island of Hawaii.

Aug 06 08:30

White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost

Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a behind-the-scenes deal to block any Congressional effort to extract cost savings from them beyond an agreed-upon $80 billion.

Drug industry lobbyists reacted with alarm this week to a House health care overhaul measure that would allow the government to negotiate drug prices and demand additional rebates from drug manufacturers.

In response, the industry successfully demanded that the White House explicitly acknowledge for the first time that it had committed to protect drug makers from bearing further costs in the overhaul. The Obama administration had never spelled out the details of the agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who owns congress?

Those large corporations which, overtly and covertly, keep congressional representatives in power through their very generous campaign contributions.

And Big Pharma stands nearly at the top of this particular dung-heap of "acquisition" by large corporations.



Donate
Aug 06 08:25

SS Nazi sign carried at town hall protest

"The right wing extremists' use of things like devil horns on pictures of our elected officials, hanging members of Congress in effigy, breathlessly questioning the President's citizenship and the use of Nazi SS symbols and the like just shows how outside of the mainstream the Republican Party and their allies are," Woodhouse said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a setup to "kookify" all protesters with legitimate gripes against the Federal government.

And a note to congress; these days, all thinking Americans have legitimate gripes against the Federal government for its consistent mismanagement of the economy, domestic and foreign policy.

Aug 06 08:04

Blackwater Responds to Murder Allegations

wo ex-Blackwater employees (or individuals claiming to be) say the company and its enigmatic founder, Erik Prince, murdered—or arranged for the murders—of people cooperating with federal authorities investigating the controversial security firm. Blackwater, which renamed itself Xe earlier this year, says it "questions the judgement of anyone who relies upon" the anonymous declarations filed Monday in connection with a series of civil suits brought on behalf of Iraqi civilians. It calls the accusations—which also include charges of weapons smuggling, money laundering, and a "wife-swapping and sex ring" run out of the company's Moyock, North Carolina headquarters—"unsubstantiated," "offensive," and slanderous.

Aug 06 07:41

Internet firms condemn plans for GCHQ email access

A proposal to allow Cheltenham listening post GCHQ to monitor any email, phone call or website visit of people in the UK has been condemned by internet firms.

The London Internet Exchange, which represents more than 330 companies, including BT, Virgin and Carphone Warehouse, says the Government's surveillance proposals are an "unwarranted" invasion of people's privacy.

Aug 06 07:24

About half of U.S. mortgages seen underwater by 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The percentage of U.S. homeowners who owe more than their house is worth will nearly double to 48 percent in 2011 from 26 percent at the end of March, portending another blow to the housing market, Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday.

Home price declines will have their biggest impact on prime "conforming" loans that meet underwriting and size guidelines of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the bank said in a report. Prime conforming loans make up two-thirds of mortgages, and are typically less risky because of stringent requirements.

Aug 06 07:13

The Silence of the Sheep

In early July, U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Reese committed truth. According to a story by Michael Gordon in the New York Times (reprinted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where I saw it), Colonel Reese wrote

an unusually blunt memo (concluding) that Iraqi forces suffer from entrenched deficiencies but are now able to protect the Iraqi government and that it is time “for the U.S. to declare victory and go home.”

As the old saying goes, ‘Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days,’” Reese wrote. “Since the signing of the 2009 Security Agreement, we are guests in Iraq, and after six years in Iraq, we now smell bad to the Iraqi nose.”

As usual, committing truth horrified Reese’s superiors. Michael Gordon reported:


Aug 06 06:51

Video: Steven E. Jones on explosive nano-thermite in 9/11 dust

Lecture by physics Prof. Steven E. Jones on the discovery of the high-tech, military grade explosive nano-thermite in the dust from the 9/11 disaster as revealed in the peer-reviewed paper Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe, published in The Open Chemical Physics Journal on April 3rd, 2009.

n/a
Aug 06 06:43

connection between Xbox modding Cal State student and NAFTA

piracy Is bad
enough said on that, because this is not about that!
I think the number of US jobs lost to it, is greatly over exaggerated! Plus no one is going to jail for NAFTA.

1) piracy caused US job loss according to article
750,000
2) NAFTA caused US job loss according to article
750,000
which do you believe?
Oh wait there no such thing as NAFTA!

Xbox Modding Could Earn Cal State Student 10 Years of Hard Prison Time
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/tech/Cal-State-Student-Faces-10-Year-Prison...

NAFTA Gets Mixed Reviews After 10 Years
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,106056,00.html

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n/a
Aug 06 01:24

The Second Wave Of The Depression - Hyperinflation Likely

Washington DC --- The second wave of the world economic depression is coming soon. Larry Summers, the economics czar of the Wall Street puppet regime currently in power in Washington, recently confessed to the Financial Times in an unguarded moment: "I don't think the worst is over ...." A few weeks earlier, Jacques Attali, who served in the 1980s as the main economics adviser to French President Mitterrand, told an audience at the International Economic and Financial Forum (FIEF) in Paris that the world might well soon face a "planetary Weimar" in the form of a hyperinflationary depression similar to the German events of 1922 to 1923.

Aug 06 00:59

The Public Option in Banking: How We Can Beat Wall Street at Its Own Game

These blatantly inflated bonuses are just the last in a litany of abuses by those same profligate banks that nearly destroyed our economic system. If the derivatives on their books were "marked to market" (valued at what they would fetch on the market), the banks would be bankrupt, and their employees would be out of a job. Instead, they have been allowed to inflate the value of their "toxic" assets -- and sell them to the U.S. government at the inflated value. Then they have taken the money they got from the government at these inflated prices and paid back the TARP money they received -- allowing them to post inflated earnings and reward themselves with inflated bonuses! Many people feel that these bankers are thieves stealing from the public till who should be looking at jail time.

August 5, 2009

Aug 05 21:59

Climate Change

Earlier in the year we pointed out that hundreds of thousands of years of data show that warming trends lead increases in atmospheric carbon by some 400 to 800 years. Our conclusion has been that the carbon-man-caused-warming story is the greatest blunder in the name of science since the Vatican insisted that the solar system revolved around the earth.

Aug 05 21:46

Buffett Companies Got Billions in Bailout Money

Buffett was a major, major loud supporter in the media of the bailout programs. Not once disclosing how beneficial such bailouts would be to his holdings.



Pixfuture
Aug 05 21:45

5 Reasons Why Obama Will Hike Middle-Class Taxes

Bottom line, Obama is an egalitarian who believes that to be a upstanding member of your community, you need to turn more and more of your money over to him, so that he can disperse it to unions, Goldman Sachs and the ever expanding government bureaucracy.

Aug 05 21:42

Sensitive tax work may go abroad as HMRC seeks to cut outsourcing costs

HM Revenue and Customs is considering proposals to contract out sensitive tax processing work to India, in what would be an unprecedented step, say the department's staff.

HMRC and its main IT contractors Capgemini and Fujitsu are looking at the potential of outsourcing some tax processing to India, say staff. It is part of an ambitious internal project "Quantum", the aim of which is to save about £205m a year.

"Don't blame us if your details get stolen, blame the Indians"

Aug 05 21:37

Critical Windows 7 bug risks derailing product launch

Oh boy! It appears that Microsoft’s glowing track record with Windows 7 is about to come to an abrupt and unceremonious end. According to various Web sources, the RTM build 7600.16385 includes a potentially fatal bug that, once triggered, could bring down the entire OS in a matter of seconds.

The bug in question -- a massive memory leak involving the chkdsk.exe utility -- appears when you attempt to run the program against a secondary (that is, not the boot partition) hard disk using the "/r" (read and verify all file data) parameter. The problem affects both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and is classified as a "showstopper" in that it can cause the OS to crash (Blue Screen of Death) as it runs out of physical memory.

Aug 05 21:25

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst single terror attacks in history

August 6 and August 9 2009 mark the 64th anniversaries of the US atomic-bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima, an estimated 80,000 people were killed in a split second. Some 13 square kilometres of the city were obliterated. By December, at least another 70,000 people had died from radiation and injuries.

Three days after Hiroshima's destruction, the US dropped an A-bomb on Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of at least 70,000 people before the year was out.

Since 1945, tens of thousands more residents of the two cities have continued to suffer and die from radiation-induced cancers, birth defects and still births.


Aug 05 21:23

Israeli Government, AIPAC Stepping Up Attacks on Human Rights Watch

As a Jewish progressive, one of the most disturbing elements about Israel’s recent trajectory has been an increasingly tendency by the Israeli government and by hawkish Jewish organizations to respond to criticism of Israel’s human rights record by lashing out against human rights groups. The Jerusalem Post, for example, has a report on how the Israeli government is planning to step up attacks on Human Rights Watch not by contesting HRW’s work on the merits, but by assailing the organization as somehow hypocritical for raising funds from private Saudi individuals. And Matt Duss observes that AIPAC has been emailing journalists with a story making the same argument.

Aug 05 21:17

KBDI Denver Airs 9/11 Press for Truth-911 Family Members get a chance to speak

Finally - a breakthrough has occurred where they got some more TV time - the only elixir with the means to awaken a sleeping and disinformed American public. Please take a second look - your future, and your children's futures depend on it.

Aug 05 21:11

Government 'panicked' by report of MoD wasting billions

The government has been accused of trying to suppress a report that found the Ministry of Defence is wasting billions of pounds every year as a result of ordering projects it cannot afford.

The report, commissioned by former defence secretary John Hutton and led by ex-MoD aide Bernard Gray, found that the MoD is wasting between £1.5bn and £2.5bn per year. Its findings were due to have been published before MPs broke up for the summer recess but its release has been delayed, with the prime minister announcing last month that the report would now form part of a further defence review. An unnamed MoD official told Channel 4 News yesterday that Number 10 had "panicked" at the findings of the report and intervened to prevent its publication.

Aug 05 20:56

Old Geezers in Congress voted for end of life counseling

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Geezers in Congress
Don't any of those old geezers in Congress think before they shoot off their mouths?We are involved in 2 wars at the present., and face a real threat from North Korea,..do they think we need another one with Iran? Who do they think would be doing the fighting?....certainly not THEM.!!solution to follow........



Xmas w/o borders
Aug 05 20:10

No Need for Comedy Central

It's amazing to think that people like this are running our country. Apparently, government run healthcare, which is estimated to cost around $1 trillion, is somehow going to pay for itself and is in fact going to make money which will in turn allow for a tax cut to the American people.

Is it just me or does this not add up?

Aug 05 19:34

Secret mission to expose L. Ron Hubbard as a fake

The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was exposed as a fraud 30 years ago by British diplomats who were investigating his qualifications.

The science-fiction writer, who invented a religion now followed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, awarded himself a PhD from a sham “diploma mill” college that he had acquired, the diplomats found.

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There's a seeker born every minute!

Aug 05 19:20

Obama team mulls new quarantine regulations

The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago.

White House officials aren’t saying what their rules might ultimately require. But the previous administration proposed giving the federal government the authority to order a “provisional quarantine” of three business days — or up to six calendar days — for those suspected of having swine flu or other illnesses listed in a presidential executive order.

Aug 05 19:13

About half of U.S. mortgages seen underwater by 2011

The percentage of U.S. homeowners who owe more than their house is worth will nearly double to 48 percent in 2011 from 26 percent at the end of March, portending another blow to the housing market, Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday.

Of prime conforming loans, 41 percent will be "underwater" by the first quarter of 2011, up from 16 percent at the end of the first quarter 2009, it said. Forty-six percent of prime jumbo loans will be larger than their properties' value, up from 29 percent, it said.

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Those are some absolutely scary numbers.

Aug 05 18:59

Steele on Protesters: Don't Look at Me

“We are not inciting anybody to go out and disrupt anything,” Steele said. But “as citizens, they have a right to express their point of view.”

Aug 05 18:58

GE to Pay $50 Million to Settle SEC Fraud Charges

General Electric, a giant conglomerate that owns manufacturing, media and financial companies, agreed Tuesday to pay $50 million to settle federal charges that it committed accounting fraud over a two-year period.

Aug 05 18:56

Lanny Davis wants you photographed and investigated

The consigliere to the Clinton thugocracy decries the taxpayer counterinsurgency — and calls on left-wing hitmen to photograph and investigate Obamacare protesters to prove that they are being “paid” by the “Republican right” to express their opinions and demand accountability from their congressional representatives (never mind that so many of these protests have been aimed at Republicans who have betrayed their principles).

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They are desperate not to believe that this is the start of a general popular uprising.

Aug 05 18:55

Back-to-school: Test of economy's strength

Analysts say the second-biggest shopping period of the year will gauge health of the consumer and whether the recession is on the wane.

Aug 05 18:55

Signs show slow start on back-to-school sales

It's still early, but analysts' grades already are coming in: the back-to-school shopping season is off to a lousy start.

Aug 05 18:55

Back-to-school sales look groggy

Aug 05 18:45

Pelosi sees swastikas on town hall protestors

Perhaps a fantasy of hers?

Aug 05 18:28

LIAR - Rep. Steny Hoyer (Dem.) shouted down in Utica

Aug 05 18:26

Russian Pravda states what American media won't

They aren't Czars, they are Commisars.

[BTW, it appears the "American Thinker" ripped off this idea from Pravda according to the dates: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/not_obamas_czars_but_his_commi.... ]

Aug 05 16:55

New Book On USS Liberty Due For Release

A new book, “Ship Without A Country” co-written by Mark Glenn and Victor Thorn of American Free Press Newspaper is finished and is off to the printers as we speak. It features interviews with over half a dozen of the survivors as they tell their harrowing tales of what took place that day as America’s only ‘ally’ in the region–the Jewish state–attacked the defenseless ship and murdered 34 of her sailors. Details on how to acquire the book will be forthcoming.

Aug 05 16:14

The inevitable "Feel Sorry For Us" ploy.

Aug 05 16:13

Banks still getting sicker

The economy may have pulled out of its plunge, but you'd never know by a look at many big banks.

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Maybe the plunge is just catching its breath.

Aug 05 15:34

House Orders Up Three Elite Jets

Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies.

But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.

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... plus operating costs.

Guess who gets to pay for that!

Aug 05 15:16

Russian subs near US

Aug 05 15:08

BBC now admits Al Qaeda never existed

Al Qaeda = the base + i arabic word = the data base
al qaeda is basically just a database of names of jihads who fought the commies in afghanistan in the 80s !

Aug 05 14:58

TRUTH TROOPER ACTION FIGURES!

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It's eerie; like looking in a mirror! Honest!

Aug 05 14:32

Hundreds Of ISPs Refuse To Go Along With Big Brother Spy System

A group of over 300 internet service providers and telecommunications firms is fighting back against the British government’s plans to monitor all emails, phone calls and internet activity nationwide.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which represents some 330 companies, including BT, Virgin and Carphone Warehouse, says that the government is misleading the public about the extent to which it plans to monitor their communications and internet activity.

Aug 05 14:31

Depression II

There may still be some side drafts and brief upticks, but I suspect that, finally, we are on the massive primary downslope of Depression II. Just like Depression I, which began in 1929, but seemed to peter out just before really heading down in 1931/1932, we now are on schedule for part two of what began in 2007 - this is the main event, folks.

Aug 05 14:31

The Fabulous Life of Wallstreet Brokers

Ever thought about how those Wallstreet Brokers lived, while speculating with your money and burning it in the financial crisis? In this documentary you see the homes of Billionaires and multi Millionaires who earned their money on Wallstreet. But they don’t only have huge appartements and residences, they have their own private jets, luxury yachts and so on. Not even thinking about small investors they made billions of dollars and enjoy their lives. And you - what are you doing now???

Aug 05 14:29

Wyoming police Taser 76-year-old tractor driver

Two officers were placed on paid leave and state agents are investigating, but the police chief says it doesn't appear any policies were violated.

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I think we should all carry tasers.

Aug 05 14:28

$200 Billion Broadband Scandal

Broadband Scandals is a well-documented expose, 406 pages and 528 footnotes. Using the phone companies' own words (and well as other sources), the book outlines a massive nationwide scandal that affects every aspect of state of the Internet. Not only the web but broadband, municipalities laying fiber or building wifi networks, not to mention related issues such as such as VOIP, cable services, the cost of local phone service, net neutrality, the new digital divide, and even America's economic growth.

The fiber optic infrastructure you paid for was never delivered.

Aug 05 14:26

Senator Boxer Says Tea Party Protesters Too Well Dressed to Be Authentic

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"IT'S ALL A VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY!!!"

Aug 05 13:36

Jews In The News–Indicator That The US Is Officially At War With The Jewish State?

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I don't know abut "officially" but an unofficial game of gotchas would explain why Israel has been pushing so hard on the Obama birth certificate fraud.

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