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February 3, 2009

Feb 03 09:08

Gaza hospital bears heavy strain

"They dropped a bomb on the mosque and I was thrown in the air, but I don't remember what happened after that.

"My family told me 15 people were killed and 20 people injured, including me."

Feb 03 09:07

Horst Mahler’s Heroic Struggle

The Lobby controlled German media all agree on one point: Mahler must not be allowed to express defense arguments in court. This can only mean that the German media are unanimously opposed to legitimate trial procedure, human rights and Democracy.

Feb 03 09:05

Congresswoman Kaptur Points Out The Revolving Door Between Wall Street & The White House

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A good explanation of the rat's nest maze current mortgages are buried in, making legal recourse for home owners all but impossible.

Feb 03 08:59

Iran sends first home-built satellite into orbit

In the first international reaction to the launch, France expressed concern because, it said, the technology used was "very similar" to that employed in ballistic missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So if we're gonna attack and loot their nation we better do it quick, before they actually have the means to go tell us to @#%$ off!"

Feb 03 08:56

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?

Feb 03 08:51

Porn During Super Bowl Interrupts Arizona Broadcast

Feb 03 08:40

Palestinians move for Gaza war-crimes probe

The court can only investigate if asked by the U.N. Security Council or an involved state that has recognized the court. Israel has never recognized its jurisdiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has never recognized the International Court. Israel never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel has defied dozens of UN Resolutions.

Israel is the rogue state.

Feb 03 08:39

Google executives facing jail in Italy over a video

Peter Fleischer and three other Google executives face criminal charges in Italy over the posting of a video showing a disabled teen being harassed by peers. They face up to a maximum of 36 months if convicted on the charges.

"It's akin to prosecuting mail service employees for hate speech letters sent in the post," a Google spokeswoman said in an e-mail. "Seeking to hold neutral platforms liable for content posted on them is a direct attack on a free, open Internet."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We cannot try a President who orders torture of innocent people, but we'll bitch-slap the Google execs for a video to prove that we are a species that respects the law!

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Feb 03 08:38

46 Of 50 States Could File Bankruptcy In 2009-2010

There is a high chance a majority of the States within the United States of America could file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. There are currently 46 states with high budget deficits,

Feb 03 08:36

Walking Away from the Smorgasbord Table into a Finer Land.

It shouldn’t come as a big surprise what this has brought us to. Of course we made sure to put everyone who wasn’t part of the ‘in crowd’ into prison for going into business on their own when it should have been obvious that the drug business was a government operation so… a whole lot of people went to jail.

This monster of unbridled greed finally eats itself I suppose. We’re seeing it happen now. The band keeps playing and the MSM has all these Jon Benet Ramsey/Super Bowl distractathons going on… Obama’s got his Blackberry. Nero probably still has his fiddle and a deep unrest is percolating through the hearts and minds of the great unwashed.

Feb 03 08:33

Pentagon Letter Complicates Blackwater Case

The Pentagon wrote in 2007 that Blackwater Worldwide contractors in Iraq are not subject to U.S. civilian criminal laws, a position that undercuts the Justice Department's effort to prosecute five Blackwater security guards on manslaughter charges.

Feb 03 08:32

Attorney: Rove Will Cooperate With DOJ Probes

Murray Waas reports that Rove is apparently being cooperative with investigators in both the U.S. attorneys case and the Gov. Don Siegalman case:

Karl Rove will cooperate with a federal criminal inquiry underway into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and has already spoken to investigators in a separate, internal DOJ investigation into the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, his attorney said in an interview.

Feb 03 08:31

Follow the Money (Corrected link)

One reason things didn’t fall apart when Congress didn’t immediately act as Paulson and Bernanke demanded, may be that there wasn’t any danger of a meltdown in the first place. So say three senior economists working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who in October examined the Fed’s own data, and concluded in an article titled Facts and Myths About the Financial Crisis of 2008 that the claims that interbank lending and commercial lending had seized up were simply not true. “Bank lending to consumers and to non-financial companies had not ceased, and banks were lending to each other at record levels,” says V.V. Charri, an economist at the Minneapolis Fed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I vote "Lying."

Feb 03 08:30

Fidel Castro demands unconditional return of Guantanamo

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has demanded the United States unconditionally return the Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba in an article published on the CubaDebate website.

Feb 03 08:29

Some call for Bush administration trials

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than "some". "Most" is probably more accurate.

Feb 03 08:28

Why is Hillary's right hand at State investing $50-100,000 in Israel bonds?

Please write to the White House and news sources if you agree that there is a conflict of Interest in these appointments.

Feb 03 08:24

US warships to steel Israel for new war

As part of its massive, $60 billion military buildup project for a period of five years between 2008 and 2012, Israel is working to receive two US-made, multi-mission Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that word "receive". That means YOU are paying for them.

Feb 03 08:22

Don't Be Economic Girlie Men!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As of today, California is dead broke.

Looks like the girlie men were right, Arnold!

Feb 03 08:21

NEW Get your Bernie Madoff ACTION FIGURE right here!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Only fifty big ones plus tax! Act now before remaining stock vanishes to Israel!

Feb 03 07:05

Population: The elephant in the room

BBC Science News | VIEWPOINT | John Feeney | Tue- Feb 2, 2009

Uncontrolled population growth threatens to undermine efforts to save the planet, warns John Feeney. In this week's Green Room, he calls on the environmental movement to stop running scared of this controversial topic.

Feb 03 06:53

Windows Vista stuck on single digit enterprise adoption

Just over two years since Microsoft launched Windows Vista, fewer than 10 per cent of PCs in the enterprise are running the successor to the company's eight-year-old Windows XP.

That compares to last July when Forrester reportedly said Windows Vista adoption was at 8.8 per cent and Windows XP was at 87.1 per cent. In that report, Forrester said Windows Vista was like "new Coke", which was killed by its corporate parent because nobody like it.

Clearly, little has changed since then, with the analyst shifting its emphasis to say Windows Vista is powering "just fewer than 10 per cent of all PCs within enterprises."

February 2, 2009

Feb 02 22:05

California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

California, the eighth largest economy in the world, is broke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tomorrow, California will be on fire!

Feb 02 20:53

Gingrich: Economy headed 'off a cliff'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday morning painted a dire picture of the U.S. economy, saying that it is headed "off a cliff" and that President Obama has failed to bring fresh and original thinking to the problem so far.

Feb 02 16:45

Boulder police take back JonBenet investigation

The police chief in Boulder, Colo., says the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case and everything done 12 years ago will be reviewed anew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh man; they are getting REALLY desperate to distract us from something if they are dragging this one back up.

Feb 02 16:19

SWINDLER'S LIST - Iranian Jewish community split as creditors force Ezri Namvar into bankruptcy

Businessman and philanthropist Ezri Namvar was once a pillar of the local Iranian Jewish community, a trusted friend to whom many in the community loaned freely and without fear.

Now Namvar and his investment company, Namco Capital Group, Inc., are accused of losing as much as $400 million loaned to him.

Feb 02 15:54

The Era of American Leadership Is Over

Vast numbers of people in the United States and abroad are hoping that President Obama will end America’s illegal wars, halt America’s support for Israel’s massacre of Lebanese and Palestinians, and punish, instead of reward, the shyster banksters whose fraudulent financial instruments have destroyed economies and imposed massive sufferings on people all over the world. If Obama’s appointments are an indication, all of these hopeful people are going to be disappointed.

Feb 02 15:53

The Political Suspicions of 9/11

Mr. Sunjata surprised some of the TV reporters when he said that he “absolutely, 100 percent” supports the assertion that “9/11 was an inside job.”

Feb 02 15:41

Clusterstock's "CNBC: The Whole Country Needs A Bong Break"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the MSM suggests getting stoned, you KNOW we are in the crapper!

Owl 1
Feb 02 15:22

Church Organization Refuses To Divulge If Pastors Are On FEMA Payroll

A large church organization has refused to divulge how many of its pastors are on the FEMA payroll, after a member expressed concerns about religious leaders being used to condition their congregation to accept the declaration of martial law.

Feb 02 15:08

Follow the Money

Meanwhile, the financial system did not collapse and while a few banks were failing, there were no runs on them, and martial law wasn’t invoked. One reason things didn’t fall apart when Congress didn’t immediately act as Paulson and Bernanke demanded, may be that there wasn’t any danger of a meltdown in the first place. So say three senior economists working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who in October examined the Fed’s own data, and concluded in an article titled Facts and Myths About the Financial Crisis of 2008 that the claims that interbank lending and commercial lending had seized up were simply not true. “Bank lending to consumers and to non-financial companies had not ceased, and banks were lending to each other at record levels,” says V.V.

Feb 02 14:37

We’ve All Been Had

The reason most mainstream market pundits are misreading ‘where we are headed’ is exactly because they have not acknowledged or accepted where we are and how we got here!

Feb 02 14:36

The US is no longer a global hegemon

Changes in the status and power of nations, just like changes in economic conditions, are not always immediately apparent. There is, in the jargon of economics, a recognition lag between the time when an economic shock, such as a sudden boom or bust, occurs and the time when it is recognized by economists, central bankers and the government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

as opposed to bloggers, who tend to spot these things right off! :)

Feb 02 14:31

FLASHBACK - Context of 'March 17, 1992: Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires Is Bombed, Hezbollah and Iran Accused Despite Lack of Evidence'

Feb 02 14:24

Depression Chic

So when Shaffer sat down to write his cards, he scoured for a theme that was right for the times-memorable, romantic yet realistic.

He found it all in the Depression.

Feb 02 14:20

Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Linked for those who complain I only pick on the Catholics for this sort of thing.

Feb 02 14:13

Welfare Aid Isn’t Growing as Economy Drops Off

New York Times Online | JASON DEPARLE | Sun- Feb 1, 2009

WASHINGTON — Despite soaring unemployment and the worst economic crisis in decades, 18 states cut their welfare rolls last year, and nationally the number of people receiving cash assistance remained at or near the lowest in more than 40 years.

Feb 02 14:10

Federal Agency Kills Thousands of Birds with Pesticide

Imagine going outside and counting 150 dead birds on your property. On January 24, 2009, New Jersey resident, Andrea Kepic, called the police to report this very situation. She was told she would have to clean up the birds. Police read from a prepared statement recommending using a shovel, gloves and plastic bags to get rid of them.

Feb 02 14:04

U.S. partner, not Hamas, firing rockets into Israel

With Hamas signaling it is willing to enter a cease-fire with Israel, it was the U.S.-backed Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas whose so-called military wing took responsibility for a barrage of rockets and mortars fired from the Gaza Strip today.

Feb 02 13:24

White House Lawyers Seeking Control of Obama Image Use

The uber moneymaking business of Barack Obama hats, ice cream, finger puppets and condoms (yes, you can practice safe sex) could soon shut down, if White House lawyers prove successful in their quest to limit the commercial use of the president’s image.

Feb 02 13:22

Google Earth 5 released.

Today Google has released a major new version of Google Earth - Version 5. Clearly this new release merits moving up to the next version number. It contains a wealth of new data and features and has substantial new interface changes.

Feb 02 13:10

Silence at flattened mosques, but wreck a synagogue….

According to reports, 23 mosques were damaged or destroyed by Israel’s military during their most recent onslaught on Gaza. Nary a peep has been heard in the American/Western media about Israel’s state-sponsored vandalism against religious structures.

But let a synagogue get wrecked and the screams from the usual pseudo-victims would wake the dead.

Feb 02 13:03

Obama set to allow Bush-era ‘torture flights’

Despite promises that torture would be history in the new administration with pulling the shutters on Guantanamo Bay detention centre, US President Barack Obama has left intact a programme that gives the CIA authority to carry out rendition flights, media reports said on Monday.

Feb 02 12:33

Macy's cutting 7,000 jobs

Feb 02 11:33

Windows 7

Feb 02 11:32


In 1928, a Jewish autonomous homeland actually existed!

Feb 02 11:24

Passport RFIDs cloned wholesale by $250 eBay auction spree

Feb 02 11:20

Google map of Israeli settlements from leaked database

The "Spiegel settlement database" is already creating waves in Israel. Israeli NGO Yesh Din has announced they will use the database to help Palestinians sue Israel for reparations and the removal of settlements from privately owned land.

To help get the word out, Mondo reader Jamie Dyer has used the information in the translated excerpts of the database to create this google map.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the entirety of Israeli settlements in Palestine. There are others, deemed "legal" by the government of Israel, although they are all collectively in violation of UN Resolution 242 and the UN charter regarding the treatment of occupied territories.

Feb 02 11:18

Iraq tribes threaten to take up arms over poll

Tribal sheikhs who helped drive al Qaeda militants out of Western Iraq threatened on Monday to take up arms against the provincial government because of what they said was fraud in Saturday's provincial polls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By golly, we HAVE brought those people American style democracy!

Feb 02 11:15

RCMP agent concedes key role in set-up, running of terrorist training camp

The young man's lawyers called Mr. Shaikh this week to recap his work infiltrating a group of young extremists, first as a CSIS informant, but ultimately as a police agent. Posing as a committed jihadist, he gave the group tips on countersurveillance, led paramilitary training exercises, and even bought a rifle for a ringleader (before getting rid of it, unfired).

Feb 02 11:14


BW: I am going by the historical evidence according to people who have observed and examined the evidence. I believe what they conclude. If they change their conclusion, I’ll be likely to follow their conclusion because I think they judge by the evidence. I think that two to three hundred thousand Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none in gas chambers.

TV: If this is not anti-Semitism, what is it then?

BW: If anti-Semitism is bad, it is against the truth. If something is true, it is not bad. I am not interested in the word anti-Semitism. The word is very dangerous.

Feb 02 10:55

Rep: Foreclosed owners should squat in their own homes

If you're poor and the bank is coming for your home, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has a plan for you.

Just squat, she says.

Yes, this Ohio Democrat is actually encouraging her financially distressed constituents whose homes have been foreclosed upon, to simply stay put.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and load your guns.

Feb 02 10:52

Even MBAs are applying for theme park jobs

Each year, Carowinds must fill more than 2,100 seasonal jobs at the 112-acre amusement and water park off Interstate 77, near the S.C. line. The staff starts taking applications in January and after a week usually has about 1,000, said Sandy Cranford, director of human resources.

This year, Carowinds had about 3,400, she said, or more than triple the typical turnout.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, while the pay isn't that great, amusement parks are fun jobs. While in college I worked at most of the Southern California parks during summer break as a magician.

Owl 2
Feb 02 10:51

Let banks fail, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz

The Government should allow every distressed bank to go bankrupt and set up a fresh banking system under temporary state control rather than cripple the country by propping up a corrupt edifice, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist.

Feb 02 10:50

Dialing for derivatives

Thank you for calling BadBank, otherwise known as "Slumdog Billionaire." This call will not be monitored for quality control. One of our customer service representatives will be with you as soon as he is paroled.

If you are calling for a loan, a bonus, or a bailout, please stay on the line.

Feb 02 10:49

Bailed Out Bank of America Sponsors Super Bowl Fun Fest

Despite a near collapse that required $45 billion in federal taxpayer bailout funds, Bank of America sponsored a five day carnival-like affair just outside the Super Bowl stadium this past week as President Obama decried wasteful spending on Wall St.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There were some pretty spectacular parties in Rome ... just before it collapsed.

Feb 02 10:48

Indictments of Cheney, others tossed

Indictments alleging a chain of corruption stretching from Willacy County to the White House were summarily dismissed Monday after a judge found the grand jury hadn't properly convened.

Feb 02 10:46

HCR6: Jeffersonian principles, no mandatory national service! TIME TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The mandatory National Service act is a violation of the 13th Amendment.

Worse, it is a continuation of the creed that We The People must make do with less so that government may have more. Having taxed us into poverty to pay for "services", the government will now dump the performance of those service back onto the people.

Feb 02 10:44

World stocks fall on poor earnings, banking woes

World stock markets dropped Monday, with financial and energy stocks leading the way down as investors prepared for another week of poor earnings reports and gloomy economic data.

Feb 02 10:39


There was an ‘interruption in service’ yesterday on this Blog. If you logged in you were greeted by a message informing you that my Blog had been suspended due to a violation of the Terms of Service.

As this was not the case, I informed WordPress administration and they quickly reinstated my blogging priveleges…

Feb 02 10:38


“Only aerial photographs of the Gaza Strip will make it possible to show and to comprehend the extent of the destruction,” a number of Western civilians said this week. They added: “But there isn’t a chance that Israel will allow anyone to come with a light plane and do aerial photography.”

Feb 02 10:38


Since the inception of the Zionists movement, its founders and the Western Powers proclaimed that if Arabs accepted the Zionist vision (which aims to turn Palestine to a “Jewish majority state”), then “peace”, prosperity, and democracy shall follow soon after. Paradoxically, what happened on the ground has been the complete the opposite.

Feb 02 10:32


Feb 02 10:23

Snow brings deaths and travel chaos to Europe

London lay under 10 centimetres (four inches) of snow, the most recorded in the British capital in 18 years. The storms also hit France and Spain, closing roads and rail tracks, and spread as far south as Morocco.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 02 10:17

Meet the new girl at the White House (good job Clinton's not still President!)

Owl 3
Feb 02 10:13

Prosecutor looks at ways to put Israeli officers on trial for Gaza 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court is exploring ways to prosecute Israeli commanders over alleged war crimes in Gaza.

The alleged crimes include the use of deadly white phosphorus in densely populated civilian areas, as revealed in an investigation by The Times last month. Israel initially denied using the controversial weapon, which causes horrific burns, but was forced later, in the face of mounting evidence, to admit to having deployed it.

Feb 02 10:10

Gaza New Siege Mechanism

The rebuilding of Gaza has become the latest siege weapon. The Israeli occupation, the US that had backed its offensive, and the EU which did nothing to stop it are conspiring to turn the reconstruction process into a means to produce a suitable "peace partner" while the Arab summit in Kuwait hopes to use it to bring about Palestinian reconciliation. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority (PA) government is urging all parties and others to look to it as the sole channel for administering the construction process on the grounds that it is the government formed by the Palestine Liberation Organisation that is recognised as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

Feb 02 10:08

'Myth of Exile': Justifying Slaughter in Gaza

Yet Zionist historians recognize that the story of Israel’s expulsion from the land by the Romans and its destined return, the central doctrine underlying the Israeli denial of the claims of the Palestinians, is but a myth.

This has come out in a current extraordinary controversy over a new work of history that has come out in Hebrew and will shortly be appearing in English. It is When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? by Shlomo Sand. (Resling, 358 pages, NIS 94.) After 19 weeks on the Israeli best-seller list, it is being translated into a dozen languages and will be published in the United States this year by Verso.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We already know that Moses (Akhenaten) plagiarized much of the old testament from earlier sources, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh. (As a side note it must be remembered that what we consider theft of ideas today was considered perfectly acceptable literary behavior in that age. It was the labor-intensive book which was considered the thing of value, rather than the stories it contained.)

Based on recent archaeological evidence, it appears that the story of the Exodus from Egypt actually came from the history of the Hyksos, rather than the Hebrews. But it makes for a good tale and Moses copied it along with his other "research."

Religious documents are just that. They are documents about stories and beliefs; told around campfires by primitive people who really did not know how the world worked or the universe came into being and so they just made it all u0p as an entertainment. Where possible they fitted in other stories they heard from before, some true, some fictional, and blended it together into a hodgepodge of folklore.

But it is not history. And it is not science. And killing other people over it all is just plain stupid.

Feb 02 09:58

BBC in revolt over Gaza

The BBC is still seething in response to it’s director general Mark Thompson’s decision not to broadcast the Gaza aid appeal.

Feb 02 09:25

Gunmen in Pakistan Kidnap American Head of UN Refugee Office

Suspected Islamic militants abducted the American director of the United Nations refugee agency in southwest Pakistan, killing his driver, police said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why would Islamic militants do something guaranteed to provoke an American military response and to alienate the UN, which has been chief amongst critics of US and Israeli aggressions against Muslims?

Qui Bono?

This is an obvious false-flag.

Feb 02 09:23

Obama: Wall Street 'Arrogance and Greed' Won't Be Tolerated

President Obama, usually cool, was visibly angry in his weekly address, chastising corporate bankers for the second time this week for accepting taxpayer bailout money and then doling out $18 billion in bonuses.

Feb 02 09:20

Evidence of eruption continues to mount

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage showed stunning pictures from a Saturday flyover to demonstrate the immense forces at work within Redoubt, located 106 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Two holes -- one more than the length of a football field across -- have formed in Drift Glacier below the summit. Each of the holes, known as fumaroles, is blowing steam and volcanic gas 2,000 feet into the air.

Feb 02 09:19

World Leaders Wary of U.S. Economic Measures

This was supposed to be the year the United States came in from the cold at the annual gathering of world leaders here. But instead of receiving a warm embrace, American policies were rebuked again and again in rhetoric that recalled the anger of the Bush years — mainly aimed at what the world views as the new threat of protectionism by the United States.

Feb 02 09:18

Enjoy Stimulus Now, Pay Your $14,000 Share Later

As bad as the news has been this year, for taxpayers there is much worse news to come.

Economists who study fiscal-policy history divide the world’s governments into two categories. There are the so-called Ricardian governments, which wisely plan their taxes and spending so that they balance over time. Then there are the Nonricardian governments, which spend and borrow until they collapse.

Ricardian governments borrow in bad times and lend in good. Nonricardian governments look like a Madoff investment pool and borrow themselves into oblivion.

Feb 02 09:18

Sudan: Israel arming Darfur rebels

Israel has supplied a rebel group involved in the Darfur conflict in Sudan with a considerable amount of weaponry, a new report says.

Feb 02 09:17

FLASHBACK - Minot AFB Crew Commander found Dead + Minot AFB Clandestine Nuke 'Oddities'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that there seems to be a missing nuke somewhere inside the US.

Feb 02 09:14

Those People in Gaza: Where Do They Come From, And Why Are They So Mad?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at the photos on this page, then consider the following quote.

"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

Feb 02 08:52

Sunni Arabs in Baghdad enclave left off voter rolls

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By golly, we HAVE brought those people American style democracy!

Feb 02 08:51

Iraq's Shocking Human Toll: About 1 Million Killed, 4.5 Million Displaced, 1-2 Million Widows, 5 Million Orphans

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, but at least we got those weapons of mass destruction, right?> Right? Right?

Just something to remember as the US and Israel try to sell you a new war on Iran!

Feb 02 08:22

Merkel, Brown Call for Global Economic Rules

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown argued Friday for tougher control of the international economy in a critique of what Europeans see as the dangers of U.S.-style capitalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Globalism got us into this mess, and calling for more globalism is like saying we can save the Titanic by slamming the other side of the bow into another iceberg to maybe bend it back.

Feb 02 08:17

Israel bombs Gaza tunnels in series of air raids

Israel launched a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip yesterday, targeting a Hamas security complex and tunnels used to smuggle weapons after vowing a "disproportionate" response to cross-border fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which may be false flags by Israeli collaborators given that the rockets seldom hit anything.

Feb 02 08:15

Windows 7 Will Not Sway XP Users

Why such dire predictions for Windows 7 ability to convert Windows XP users? As I've said, Windows 7 will do very well but just not with XP users. Like our new President Barak Obama, Windows 7 is overburdened with expectations from many constituents, especially Windows XP users who've strongly resisted moving to Vista. Windows 7 has a lot of making up to do for the Windows Vista debacle and that clearly is Windows 7's aim. But merely achieving par with what Vista promised to be at its launch more than two years ago isn't compelling enough to move XP users from their now hardened position about upgrading.

Feb 02 08:11

Your ISP is watching you

Since last autumn, BT – under the "Webwise" banner – has been trialling a technology called Phorm, which dials direct into your internet service provider's network and intercepts communications between you and the websites you visit, using information about the sorts of things you are viewing to serve you targeted ads.

Feb 02 08:00

Marines in 'Catch 22' with Government

The Feres doctrine prevents veterans from filing tort suits for injuries from exposure to contaminants on active duty. Even when the government is clearly negligent, the veteran’s only alternative is to file a VA disability claim.

The ‘catch’ is that the VA requires evidence of exposure, medical records supporting the injury or illness, and a nexus statement from a medical care provider linking the injury or illness to military service.

Feb 02 06:28

It’s Not Going to Be OK

The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.

Feb 02 04:36

Putin to the West: Take Your Medicine

Putin likened the economic crisis the world is facing to "the perfect storm, which denotes a situation when nature's forces converge in one point of the ocean and increase their destructive potential many times over." This is very similar to the apocalyptic tone not only of Rep. Paul, but of gold bugs and libertarians outside the Beltway: save your candles, the dark ages are coming!

Yet our leaders were unprepared: in spite of strong indications that the crisis was breaking over our heads, only a prescient minority realized that our chickens were coming home to roost, while the "majority strove to get their share of the pie, be it one dollar or a billion, and did not want to notice the rising wave." As the Remnant looked on, Western elites were oblivious to their onrushing doom:

Feb 02 03:06

Israel Is Nobody's Friend

If civilization can survive the cynical path it's on, future historians will identify three great cons that were played out upon the world during this time; the fractional-reserve central-banking system, the war on terrorism and Israel. All three are equally dangerous to the future of mankind, are presented with equal deception, and emanate from the same source.

Much of the intentional confusion surrounding Israel is due to Israel presenting itself as a Jewish state - it's not ­ Israel is a Zionist state. When people mention the word Jewish, they are usually mixing together three very distinct, different elements.

Feb 02 01:40

Why is America Attacking Islam?

Attacking Islam, Revisited
An Update of a Published Article On March 21, 1994

One intelligent question we are asked over and over again and must be answered: ?Why is America warring against one Islamic country after another? Is it because Arabs are sub-human, as Israelis claim, or are Muslims terrorists as the American press subtly suggests; or, is it an anti-Islamic agenda among our nation?s leaders that they do not share with us?

Feb 02 01:28

The Israel/US War in Gaza

Why War in Gaza
By Charles E. Carlson

What does Israel’s war against the Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have in common with America’s serial wars all over the globe, now centered on Afghanistan? The common denominator is that American money and weapons are used in every such war. Israel enjoys the approval and unconditional support of the American government. That means that no act that Israel does or has done will arouse serious objection from America’s leaders. In this Part V, we will examine why the War for Palestine is no closer to ending now than it was when it began, 54 years ago, and why the American government is financing the Israeli side in its brutal path.

February 1, 2009

Feb 01 22:14

US 'made things worse'

"US policy on Somalia has been particularly unhelpful, treating Somalia's complex realities as a theatre in the 'war on terror' while turning a blind eye to rampant abuses by the Ethiopian and transitional government forces," HRW said in the letter that was handed to reporters at an AU summit on Sunday.

Feb 01 22:13

The Big Chill begins: Thousands trapped and roads gridlocked as Britain braced for 10 INCHES of snow

Britain's transport network ground to a standstill last night as planes, cars and trains were paralysed by heavy snowfall.

Thousands of commuters had to abandon their journeys due to treacherous conditions on the roads.

Gatwick and London City airports closed their runways for two hours as 23 flights were cancelled and a further 18 diverted as a result of the weather.

Feb 01 21:17

Bolton: Iran defeated U.S.

Former U.S. envoy to the UN John Bolton says Washington has suffered a humiliating defeat in its drive against Iran’s nuclear activities.

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Bolton then went on to claim that the US's mother dresses it funny, and that the US's dog is really ugly.

Iran's nuclear program is a power station. And the fuel rods to operate it. Both activities are guaranteed to Iran under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which both the US and Iran (but not Israel) have signed.

Nobody has offered any proof that Iran is doing anything other than building a power station.

Folks, this is a repeat of the lies used to start a war with Iraq, but since they cannot go ahead and claim that Iran actually has nuclear weapons without a demand of proof from a world made skeptical by the Iraq lies, so the claim is that Iran may have nuclear weapons in the future, a far more difficult claim to prove or (for the purposes of the war mongers) disprove.

But this idea of killing people because of what they MIGHT do in the future is the slipperiest of slopes. Can I shoot my neighbor today because there is a very real chance he might attack my wife next month? Can I shoot the teenagers hanging around my car rather than risk having them steal the vehicle at some point in the future? I don't like the way the guy who lives by the mailboxes looks at me; does that give me the moral right to set fire to his home to drive him out?

Feb 01 20:50

Israeli envoy to Australia: Gaza op a 'pre-introduction' to attack on Iran

The Gaza operation was merely a "pre-introduction" to the challenge Israel would face from Iran, which will become a nuclear power within a year, the Israeli ambassador to Australia said Sunday.

Feb 01 20:49

Iran will soon pose N-threat, says Israel

Later in the afternoon, the Israeli ambassador denied that Israel was planning an attack, but said Iran needed to be stopped.

Feb 01 20:48

Israel’s nuclear hawk Avigdor Lieberman in poll surge

AN ultra-rightwinger, who is said to favour flattening Tehran if Iran develops nuclear weapons, has emerged as the politician gaining the most ground in next week’s general election in Israel.

Feb 01 20:47

Follow the Money: Are Taxpayers on the Hook for Hundreds of Billions of Dollars for a Credit Crisis that Was Overblown?

One reason things didn’t fall apart when Congress didn’t immediately act as Paulson and Bernanke demanded, may be that there wasn’t any danger of a meltdown in the first place. So say three senior economists working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who in October examined the Fed’s own data, and concluded in an article titled Facts and Myths About the Financial Crisis of 2008 that the claims that interbank lending and commercial lending had seized up were simply not true.

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You got SCAMMED!

Feb 01 20:45

Street braces for rush of corporate, economic data

Wall Street is bracing for yet more reminders this week that the economy is in rotten shape. Companies from networking-gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. to media giant Time Warner Inc. are set to report quarterly results, while a steady stream of economic readings is also due. The most recent numbers from companies and the government haven't been roundly awful, but most have. That is stirring fears the economy's slide isn't slowing.

Feb 01 20:44

Folding dealers shock car buyers with unpaid liens

The national wave of auto dealership closures has come crashing down on thousands of people who are on the hook for used-car loans that dealers were supposed to absolve.

When a car buyer still owes money on a vehicle he is trading in, the dealer promises to pay off the outstanding loan, then resells the vehicle. But as more dealers go out of business, some are sticking consumers with the bill. Lenders can then go after the previous owner who thought the debt was paid, or repossess the car from the new owner who assumed it came with clear title.

Feb 01 20:44

Elbaradei: Israel violated international law in Syria

Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Saturday that Israel "violated the rules of international law" by bombing an alleged Syrian nuclear reactor in September 2007.

Feb 01 20:43

FLASHBACK - Bibi is engulfed by legal scandal

This week he was to face Amnon Strashnov, the presiding judge in the trial, to receive what was likely to be a lengthy sentence. Instead the Israeli media and political elite was convulsed yesterday by allegations that Judge Strashnov was having an affair with one of the defence lawyers and also discussing the case with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister.

Feb 01 20:42

SWAT teams deployed in 911 fraud

They were victims of a new kind of telephone fraud that exploits a weakness in the way the 911 system handles calls from Internet-based phone services. The attacks — called "swatting" because armed police SWAT teams usually respond — are virtually unstoppable, and an Associated Press investigation found that budget-strapped 911 centers are essentially defenseless without an overhaul of their computer systems.

Feb 01 20:39

Chinese Cautious on Treasury Notes

China’s willingness to continue buying United States Treasury securities in large numbers will depend on its need to protect the value of its foreign investments, the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, said Saturday. He also said that a stable yuan is in everyone’s interests.

Feb 01 19:52

How the Obama-Bernanke Monetary Scheme Could Wreck the US Economy

There is no way this scheme can possibly work. What it does stand a good chance of doing, however, is wreaking absolute havoc with the economy and exchange rates. The fundamental problem is that as a true believer in the Keynesian cult Bernanke has no real understanding of money, and certainly no grasp of capital theory.

Feb 01 19:39

Britain funds brutal torturers of the West Bank

While Israel is crushing resistance in Gaza the British are funding the Palestinian collaboration Authority of Fatah to crush any resistance to Israeli domination and control in the West Bank.

Feb 01 19:36

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool

Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

Feb 01 19:33

Illinois makes major Israel Bonds purchase

The state of Illinois has purchased $10 million worth of Israel Bonds.

Feb 01 18:22

Oregon stripped of all National Guard medevac helicopters/crews

National Guard Black Hawks Leave Oregon For Iraq
Sun, 01 Feb '09
Fleet Leaving For 400-Day Deployment

Called into duty for a 400-day deployment, all 12 of the Oregon National Guard Black Hawk medevac helicopters and 135 pilots, crew chiefs, maintenance and support staff are heading to Oklahoma for training and then on to Iraq.

The Oregonian reports that last Thursday's deployment ceremony was attended by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, US Representative Kurt Schrader and John Walsh, adjutant general of Montana. Walsh's 23-year-old son Michael is one of the Black Hawk pilots.

Feb 01 18:13

Networking site cashes in on friends

Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases.

In an attempt to finally monetise the social networking site, once valued at $15bn (£10.4bn), it will soon allow multinational companies to selectively target its members in order to research the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members based on such intimate details as whether they are single or married and even whether they are gay or straight.

Feb 01 18:10

Robber gets effluent, by mistake

A hapless thief drilled his way into a French bank at the weekend, but missed the safe and instead found himself in a lavatory where he was promptly arrested, a French newspaper reported on Sunday.

The 21-year-old broke into a building adjoining a branch of Banque Populaire in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille in the early hours of Saturday morning, La Provence newspaper said.

The paper said the man, who came from Belgium and was not named, thought that he was going to end up in a room housing safe deposit boxes but instead drilled into the lavatories.

Alarms were triggered when he broke through the wall and police caught the man when they arrived on the scene.

Feb 01 17:15

Go to M & S and support the Zionist cause on February 14th whilst the IDF visit Teheran with their gifts

Feb 01 17:01

From a Falsified Memoir Comes a Novel

An independent publisher has agreed to publish a novel based on a movie screenplay that was, in turn, adapted from the falsified Holocaust memoir “Angel at the Fence.”

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These clowns tried to sell this as a true story, were exposed as a total fake, and STILL get a book deal out of it!

Feb 01 16:59

Lieberman jokes about waterboarding at black-tie dinner.

More from Senator Lieberman: ‘We had hoped Vice President Cheney would be here tonight. I hope it’s not his back injury that’s keeping him away. Apparently, he hurt it moving some things out of his office. Personally, I had no idea that waterboards were so heavy.

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Oh Joe; you are SUCH a cut up!

Feb 01 16:56

Israel attacked, but by WHO?

Feb 01 16:51

A Jew unveils the farse of the Gas Chamber in Auschwitz

But how do we know it really happened? What "proofs" are offered for those not willing to take history on faith alone?

Feb 01 14:47

Tax Burden Threatens GM Revamp

General Motors Corp. is reaching out to the U.S. Treasury Department and Congress in hopes of avoiding a multibillion-dollar tax burden that could be attached to a new restructuring plan the auto maker is working to create by mid-February, according to people familiar with the effort.

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Wait a moment ...

GM gets a multi-billion dollar injection of US taxpayer money, and not satisfied with that wants a break from taxes?!?

How about a tax break for AMERICANS? And I don't mean a $10 per paycheck reduction in withholding of a $100 credit for some obscure rule change, or any other "token" so that politicians can claim they kept their election promises.

I mean a flat out 50% across the board cut for EVERYONE. Right now.

Feb 01 14:43

Police 'ran away' from jeering Gaza demonstrators

Feb 01 14:42

Fate of UBS hangs on tax evasion case

The future of UBS, the giant Swiss bank, rests on the outcome of tense negotiations with US investigators as its long-running multi-billion-dollar tax evasion case concludes this month.

Feb 01 14:29

Pre-9/11, we fought a covert war on American soil – against Israel

You really have to hand it to the Israelis: they are nothing if not blatant. Their response to Fox News reporter Carl Cameron's devastating exposé of Israel's massive spy operation in the US can hardly be repeated with a straight face. Mark Regev, a spokesman at the Israeli embassy in Washington is quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying:

"The report on Fox News contains no quoted source, it has in no way demonstrated anything more than anonymous innuendo, and should be regarded accordingly. Israel does not spy on the United States of America."

Gee, Mark, does the name Jonathan Pollard ring a bell?

Feb 01 14:23

Hamas 'would recognise' pre-1967 Israel

Hamas would recognise Israel if it withdraws to its pre-1967 borders, a French Jewish writer said this week after meeting the exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Khaled Meshaal.

"He told me that Hamas was prepared to recognise Israel on the lines of June 4, 1967. He told me so several times," Marek Halter told AFP on Monday.

The date refers to Palestinian demands for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, captured in the 1967 war.

Halter's meeting with Meshaal took place in Damascus last month, on the eve of Israel's 22-day offensive, which left more than 1,330 Palestinians dead, according to Gaza medics, and vast swathes of the territory in ruins.

Feb 01 14:23

Olmert Boasts of Jewish Power — ADL says it’s true, but he should shut up about it!

A major Jewish newspaper has given graphic details of the incredible power Israel holds over the American government. It also shows the height of Jewish chutzpah in quoting the Israel Prime Minister’s speech in which he actually boasted of his power to order the U.S. President as one would a dog.

Feb 01 14:04

Ceasefires, Israeli-Style

Waging war while talking peace is customary Israeli practice. On January 19, Haaretz headlined: "Israel declares unilateral cease-fire. The security cabinet last night authorized a unilateral cease-fire (to take effect) at 2AM (Sunday morning), ending three weeks of intense fighting."

Declaration notwithstanding, nothing changed. Gaza remains occupied, under siege, and totally isolated. Borders are still closed. On January 28, The New York Times said "truckloads of humanitarian aid" are stuck in Egypt because of Israeli and Cairo restrictions. Little can get in, and attacks merely downshifted to a lower gear.

Feb 01 14:03

Joblessness Probably Rose to 16-Year High: U.S. Economy Preview

Feb 01 14:01

Latuff Palestine Cartoons

Feb 01 13:55

Israel warns of 'concrete' threat of Hezbollah attack

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"They will throw chunks of concrete at you left over from their homes we bombed in 2006."

Feb 01 13:53

Americans' saving more, spending less

Americans are hunkering down and saving more. For a recession-battered economy, it couldn't be happening at a worse time.

Economists call it the "paradox of thrift." What's good for individuals — spending less, saving more — is bad for the economy when everyone does it.

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"If you don't go out and buy a flat panel TV on credit right now, the terrorists will have won!" -- Official White Horse Souse

So, forget about the tax breaks to companies to send your job to other countries, and forget about CEO perqs and pay, and forget about the derivatives, and REALLY forget about Bernie Madoff; it's really all YOUR fault the economy is in "Al Qaeda."

Feb 01 13:22

Sign of the Times: A Citizens Guide to Dumpster Diving

My partner and I don't have enough money to eat well and neither do our friends. But we have a little secret I'd like to share with you--on one condition--you have to share the food you find with others and also use good judgment.

Feb 01 11:04

Pakistan Gun Market Video - Look before you leap.

So lemme get this straight - America intends to control this place?

Feb 01 10:52


Let’s say you’re a run-of-the-mill burglar arrested for stealing $50,000-worth of stuff. How deep in jail would you be right now?

Then, let’s say you’re Bernard Madoff, the New York City high-society scammer who looted some $50 billion from his victims. Having stolen a million times more than the common crook, shouldn’t Madoff be that much deeper in jail?

Feb 01 10:51

Outsourcing Incompetence

Troops were told by the Pentagon that if they were literally caught dead wearing Dragonskin or any other armor other than David Brooks' armor, they'd lose their SGLI death benefits. The Pentagon became the biggest pimp for a guy who, along with two of his top executives, were about to get arrested not for making shoddy armor or PASGT's (or Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops, such as helmets) but for tax evasion and insider trading.

Feb 01 10:39

Japan sewage yields more gold than top mines

A sewage treatment facility in central Japan has recorded a higher gold yield from sludge than can be found at some of the world's best mines.

Feb 01 10:39

Wreck of renowned British warship found in Channel

Florida deep-sea explorers who found $500 million in sunken treasure two years ago say they have discovered another prized shipwreck: A legendary British man-of-war that sank in the English Channel 264 years ago.

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HMS Victory is the "most built" model ship among tall ship hobbyists. Finding the original has sparked a great deal of interest.

Feb 01 10:37

End the Fed

Presented by Ron Paul at "Our Enemy, Inflation," the Mises Circle in Houston, sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis. Recorded Saturday, 24 January 2009.

Feb 01 10:36

Americans Are Welcome In Israel

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American women and American children sleep in alleys and eat out of trash bins, and our government sends billions of our tax dollars to these people?

Feb 01 10:31

Deborah Orr: A Tribute to the Propaganda Box

Once upon a time parents used to be so parental as to limit their kids’ TV watching in order to avoid their offspring turning into pliable goo instead of developing as physically, intellectually and emotionally engaged children. Nowadays you’re a social pariah if as a grown adult you choose not to hook up along with the kids’ grandparents and the kids, of course, to passively imbibe the prescribed daily dose elixir of mindrot, propaganda and advertising.

Feb 01 10:24

Intervening to prop up pound is 'recipe for failure', says Brown

Feb 01 10:19

Spy stuff: Did Mossad try to topple a NATO ally?

Although few Americans have noted the story, Mossad recently tried to mount a coup against Turkey. At least, so says the Turkish press.

That's no small matter. Turkey, for all of its many faults, is a key NATO ally and an important partner in the war on terror (to the extent that there remains a real war on terror).

Feb 01 10:16

Rumsfeld to stand trial for war crimes?

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Okay, Rummie is the scapegoat.

Feb 01 10:12

Trust to look at BBC’s Gaza appeal refusal

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BBC investigates itself.

The suspense is killing me.

Feb 01 10:08

'Myth of Exile': Justifying Slaughter in Gaza

Many have been appalled by the seemingly mindless orgy of destruction of families, children, homes, streets, shops and orchards in Gaza carried out by the Israeli armed forces. It left me wanting to know what has happened to make ordinary well-educated Israelis think that it is morally right to do this to their comparatively unarmed neighbors?

I perhaps stumbled on part of the answer in the bookstore at Tel Aviv airport on a recent visit to Israel. A map on display marked all the land from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea as Israel: there was no West Bank, no Gaza Strip. A travel book I admired for its photos of a beautiful land also described it all as Israel. Jericho was in Israel it stated, although deep inside the West Bank.

Feb 01 10:07

Israel Navy eyes advanced US warship

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Say, didn't those bozos "mistakenly" try and sink one of our US Navy ships?

Maybe Israel needs to start sending money and weapons to the US instead of the the way around.

Feb 01 10:06

Exclusive: Peers for cash investigation - new undercover footage

The Sunday Times secretly filmed Lord Truscott, one of the four peers who the newspaper revealed were prepared to assist in changing legislation for cash, during a meeting with the undercover reporters in the St James’ Hotel and Club in London on Wednesday January 21, 2009.

Feb 01 10:03

How the BBC's stand on Gaza made a front-page protester out of me

I am not a natural demonstrator. Way beyond middle-aged, certainly middle-class, and probably middle-of-the-road, that's me. Except when it comes to the Middle East and the appalling and unjust treatment by one persecuted people towards another. That has ended up driving me to the streets, and is how I came, to my surprise, to find myself on the front page of last week's Independent on Sunday.

Feb 01 10:02

Google blacklists entire internet

Glitch causes world's most popular search engine to classify all web pages as dangerous.

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Maybe Google should quit trying to decide for us what pages we should and should not visit. If they detect malicious code on a server TURN THEM INTO THE POLICE!

Feb 01 10:01

Gaza desperately short of food after Israel destroys farmland

Gaza's 1.5 million people are facing a food crisis as a result of the destruction of great areas of farmland during the Israeli invasion.

According to the World Food Programme, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and Palestinian officials, between 35% and 60% of the agriculture industry has been wrecked by the three-week Israeli attack, which followed two years of economic siege.

Feb 01 10:00

Fines fraud hits Italian drivers

Thousands of drivers in Italy are expected to seek compensation after it was revealed that a system to catch them jumping red lights was rigged.

Feb 01 09:52


“Only aerial photographs of the Gaza Strip will make it possible to show and to comprehend the extent of the destruction,” a number of Western civilians said this week. They added: “But there isn’t a chance that Israel will allow anyone to come with a light plane and do aerial photography.”

Feb 01 09:51


Since the inception of the Zionists movement, its founders and the Western Powers proclaimed that if Arabs accepted the Zionist vision (which aims to turn Palestine to a “Jewish majority state”), then “peace”, prosperity, and democracy shall follow soon after. Paradoxically, what happened on the ground has been the complete the opposite.

Feb 01 09:50


Feb 01 09:50

Make a movie; go to jail!

Feb 01 09:37

AP Investigation: Banks sought foreign workers

The figures are significant because they show that the bailed-out banks, being kept afloat with U.S. taxpayer money, actively sought to hire foreign workers instead of American workers. As the economic collapse worsened last year — with huge numbers of bank employees laid off — the numbers of visas sought by the dozen banks in AP's analysis increased by nearly one-third, from 3,258 in fiscal 2007 to 4,163 in fiscal 2008.

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