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December 13, 2008

Dec 13 21:33

Texas, in 1-yr. $678M for illegals' health care

Posted on Sat, Dec. 13, 2008
Texas taxpayers spent $678 million on healthcare for illegal immigrants
Special to the Star-Telegram

"Healthcare for illegal immigrants cost the Texas government and local hospital districts $678 million in a year, according to a new study that state lawmakers hope will show the federal government how much Texas is spending in uncompensated care for illegal immigrants.

The study, by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, estimates that $597 million of the total was spent by 94 public hospitals during fiscal 2005-06.

Dec 13 21:27

American Indian land seizures by Bush Inc.

Maddog land seizures by Bush Inc. in the final hours
Posted by Brenda Norrell - December 8, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Article by Brenda Norrell

Photo: In solidarity, Hopis and Navajos protest Peabody Coal in Denver today/Photo by Hopi-Navajo photographer Mano Cockrum.

SAN FRANCISCO -- From Black Mesa to the Western Shoshone's Mount Tenabo, the Bush extended corporation of thieves is seizing Indigenous lands in the final hours.

Dec 13 21:16

'Predator' drone flys the US border

Spy drone 'Predator,' reflects what US has become
Posted by Brenda Norrell - November 18, 2008 at 12:04 am

By Brenda Norrell

TUCSON -- The bad news is that the US Border Patrol has four drones flying out of Fort Huachuca over the US/Mexico border for surveillance. One drone has already crashed near Nogales and these unmanned aerial planes, provided first by Israel's Apartheid spy technology maker, Elbit Systems, are a risk to the lives of those on the ground in Arizona.

Dec 13 19:06

Bernie Madoff's Victims: The List

Bernie Madoff's Victims (So Far)

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Dec 13 18:56

Michigan Governor calls Henry Ford un-American.

Henry Ford’s position on government bailouts February 11, 1934:

"Let them fail; let everybody fail! I made my fortune when I had nothing to start with, by myself and my own ideas. Let other people do the same thing. If I lose everything in the collapse of our financial structure, I will start in at the beginning and build it up again."

Dec 13 18:25

Fed to America: You Can't Handle the Truth

The Fed responds by telling Bloomberg that they don't want to scare the American public, and that under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act they do not have to reveal "trade secrets and other confidential business information."

Dec 13 13:50

Nuke Umbrellas

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, someone "close" to President-elect Obama told them that the Obama-Biden-Hillary administration intends to offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella."

Now, you know what an ordinary umbrella is. And if you can find it and unfurl it in time, if the rain is coming straight down out of the sky, and if you are standing directly under it, it can protect you from getting soaking wet.

Okay, what if it’s extremely windy and the rain is coming at you almost horizontal? Well, don’t bother unfurling your umbrella.

So, what’s a "nuclear umbrella"?

Dec 13 10:27

Don't Cave!

To bail them out with tax dollars is an amazing insult to American consumers. What Americans have chosen not to buy, the government is now effectively forcing them to buy. You want a Toyota and paid for it with your money but your government is now saying that you should have bought a Pontiac, so it is tapping into your bank account to make it happen – and then not even giving you a car for your money!

Dec 13 03:54

Barack Obama: “America’s First Jewish President”

The Obama experience illustrates how a small, close knit, well-organized and well financed minority operating through prestigious professional posts and powerful economic enterprises can penetrate major political institutions, capture upwardly mobile politicians and ‘turn’ them into willing accomplices in promoting wars on behalf of a foreign colonial militarist power. If in the past we have experienced Zionist thuggery mugging our freedom of speech in civil society, think of what we can expect when these thugs have complete control of the White House.

December 12, 2008

Dec 12 22:16

Dispute on carbon tax mars climate talks

A U.N. climate conference closed Saturday in contention over a proposal to raise what could amount to billions of dollars for poor countries by levying a tax on carbon trading among the world's wealthy nations.

"If we rush this through we can claim these taxes are a success!"

Dec 12 22:05

Menezes: Did the police lie?

Jean Charles de Menezes was not lawfully killed as part of an anti-terrorist operation, a jury decided yesterday, rejecting the police account of how the Brazilian died as not to be trusted.

Returning an open verdict at the end of the 12-week inquest, the jurors contradicted evidence given by seven firearms and surveillance officers when they answered a series of 13 questions put to them by the coroner.

Dec 12 21:59

World should focus on global warming not celebrities, says Gore

Al Gore, the former US vice-president and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the dangers of climate change, called on the world yesterday to focus more on global warming and less on celebrities, in particular, O J Simpson, Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith.

I agree. Now where did I leave my woolly hat?

Dec 12 20:19

Ecuador Defaults!

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa officially announced that he will not be making the interest payments on his foreign bonds. The country has officially defaulted on its debt obligations. This is the 2nd time in 10 years that Ecuador has defaulted.

“I have given the order that interest payments not be made,” Correa said. “The country is in default.”

Dec 12 20:10

CIA Sponsored Insurgents Arrested

Jundullah is a CIA spawned terror group and its operational base is located in Afghanistan. It conducts raids into the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

Dec 12 19:58

A Brief History of CIA Involvement in Drug Trafficking

The Nationalist Chinese army, organized by the CIA to wage war against Communist China, became the opium barons of The Golden Triangle (parts of Burma, Thailand and Laos), the world's largest source of opium and heroin. Air America, the CIA's principal airline proprietary, flew the drugs all over Southeast Asia.{4}

Dec 12 19:53

What Change Looks Like

We have warmongers in Gates and Albright, a financial saboteur in Summers, a power hungry Treasury Secretary, public deception with Napolitano and Richardson, and Clinton will say anything to appease the person with whom she’s talking. If this isn’t more of the same, then I don’t know what is.

Dec 12 18:33

American Police Kill Scared High School student.

I'm taking this very personally as it happened in my own town last Tuesday. It's sickening. According to witnesses the police shot 20 at the teenager while he was in an open field...

" police caught up with him, and when he showed a gun, officers opened fire, killing him."

There are merely 2 stories about it online and the community is in zombie hush-mode.

In Greece, the entire country was sparked into riots by an act of police brutality of this sort. I'm jealous of the spirit of their people. Americans are just comfortably numb on toxic food and prozac.

Dec 12 18:20

US Dollar Losing Steam

The 2008 US dollar rally is losing steam and may be coming to an end. The run up in the currency left many in the financial world scratching their heads. How can the currency of a collapsing economy strengthen?

Dec 12 15:09

Beware of Obama's Groundhog Day

Contrary to myth, Obama’s campaign was funded largely by rapacious capital, such as Citigroup and others responsible for the sub-prime mortgage scandal, whose victims were mostly African Americans and other poor people.

Dec 12 14:46

The Die-Off Has Started - It's The Sun

Every 63-odd million years or so, a massive species die-off seems to characterise the biological record of our planet.

Many postulates have been put forward for the reasons this happens, comet strikes, Earth's orbit passing through the plane of the Galactic Ecliptic and encountering denser cosmic dust concentrations, etc.

But what about regular process cycles within our Primary, Sol, our Sun?

The latest sunspot cycle seems to have got off to a bad start, the sunspots not appearing when they ought to and the end of the last cycle marked by higher than usual activity.

Dec 12 13:38

Rahm may be on FBI wire-taps

From The Times
December 12, 2008
Rahm Emanuel and Jesse Jackson Jr face new revelations in Governor Rod Blagojevich scandal
James Bone in Chicago

Pressure grew on two of President-Elect Barack Obama's closest political aides today as new details emerged of the "pay-for-play" allegations against the governor of his home-state.

Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama's new chief of staff, and Jesse Jackson Jr, the co-chairman of his presidential campaign, both faced new revelations about their possible involvement in the scandal.

Dec 12 12:01

Blagojevich arrest could send Jewish rep to Senate.

Blagojevich arrest could send Jewish rep to Senate
By Ron Kampeas · December 9, 2008

Political observers say that U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky could end up the winner after the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Cosmic Smudge / Creative Commons)

" WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich had absolute power and apparently was enjoying it.

Dec 12 11:22

Daschle's Lobbyist Wife Might Complicate New Post

She was one of a few Baker Donelson lobbyists on accounts for the pharmaceutical company Amgen Inc. and cigarette makers Lorillard Tobacco and Philip Morris Cos. in 1999.

Daschle has some health care related connections of his own: He serves on the boards of Prime BioSolutions and the Mayo Clinic, among others, and his law firm lobbies for a number of industry clients, including CVS Caremark, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Abbott Laboratories and HealthSouth. Daschle does not lobby himself, but his law firm has a lobbying arm

Dec 12 08:22

Congressman: Fed "Bamboozling" Americans

The Fed is refusing to disclose the recipients of $2 trillion dollars in loans, even after Bloomberg sued under the Freedom of Information Act to get the information.

Dec 12 08:05

The Day the Earth Stood Still

In "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a remake of the 1951 science-fiction classic, an alien named Klaatu (played by Keanu Reeves, right) visits Earth to save us humans from ourselves. The story is a work of science fiction, with the emphasis on fiction, says Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute and a technical adviser on the film. For example, to be able to detect a dangerous buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and come save us from global warming, an alien that could travel at light speed would have to reside no more than about 50 light-years away.

Dec 12 07:41

Obama to offer Israel 'nuclear umbrella'

US President-elect Barack Obama plans to offer Israel a strategic pact designed to fend off any
nuclear attack on the Jewish state by Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported today.

The Haaretz newspaper, quoting an unnamed US source close to Obama for its information, said Mr Obama's administration would pledge under the proposed "nuclear umbrella" to respond to any Iranian nuclear strike against Israel with a US retaliation in kind.

No immediate comment on the Haaretz report was available from Israeli officials or the US embassy in Tel Aviv.

Owl 1
Dec 12 06:57

The Fed’s AIG Scam and the Price of Gold

Here are the details, in simple language, of how that scam worked. AIG had insured bond-like securities called CDOs against default. Default on a bond occurs when the issuer of the bond can’t make the promised interest payments. AIG, which is an insurance company, had collected insurance premiums from the buyers of these bonds for insuring them against the possible default of those bonds. That insurance it sold is called a "credit default swap," or CDS. The buyers of the insurance were banks like France's Societe Generale, Germany's Deutsche Bank, France's Credit Agricole, and Merrill Lynch.

Dec 12 06:35

US shuts down 'scareware' sellers

The US government has moved to shut down sellers of fake security software.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has won a restraining order that stops several sellers of "scareware" from continuing to trade.

Millions of people are thought to have been caught out by the software which, once installed, issues false alerts about viruses and illegal porn.

The FTC is pursuing further legal action to win a permanent ban on those peddling the scareware.

Dec 12 06:33

Homemade DVD’s: Going, Going, Gone?

Jeez Louise. A conference organizer asked if I could put together a DVD loop of my funniest Web videos, to play in the registration area while attendees stand in line. No problem, I thought: I’ve got all of the original iMovie projects backed up on DVD, in clear cases, neatly arrayed in a drawer next to my desk. (My hard drive wasn’t big enough to hold those 50 videos a year.)

Guess what? On the Mac I use for video editing, most of the DVD’s were unreadable. They’re less than four years old!

Tried them on another machine. About half of them were readable.

Dec 12 06:30

Look out tonight for the amazing spectacle of the biggest moon we've seen for 15 years

If the shortening days are getting you down, be sure to catch a glimpse of tonight's striking full moon.

It will appear 14 per cent bigger than usual and a stunning 30 per cent brighter thanks to a rare, natural coincidence.

Each month the moon orbits the Earth and tonight it will skim by at its closest distance for the last 15 years.

The moon will pass a mere 356,613 km away from us - 28,000 km closer than normal.

The 15-year spectacular will occur as the moon's perigee - the closest point that it passes Earth - coincides with the full moon.

Dec 12 05:43

Britain leaves Iraq in shame. The US won't go so quietly

by Seumas Milne

If British troops are indeed withdrawn from Iraq by next June, it will signal the end of the most shameful and disastrous episode in modern British history. Branded only last month by Lord Bingham, until recently Britain's most senior law lord, as a "serious violation of international law", the aggression against Iraq has not only devastated an entire country and left hundreds of thousands dead - it has also been a political and military humiliation for the invading powers.

December 11, 2008

Dec 11 22:59

Ron Paul on the Auto Bailout

Dec 11 22:57

Bankruptcy Doesn't Equal Death

Bankruptcy doesn't make assets -- such as factories, machines, contractual options to buy raw materials, workers' skills -- disappear. If markets still exist for products produced by these firms, Chapter 11 is the best way to discover this. Some workers might lose their jobs and some suppliers might lose their markets, but there would be no industry-wide collapse of the sort portrayed by the bailout's cheerleaders.

Dec 11 21:16

Man-Made Bacteria Produces a Fuel That’s Better Than Gas

E. coli is normally found in the guts of most warm-blooded animals (yes, even yours) and if you’ve had an encounter with it that you remember, chances are you spent the weekend on the toilet wishing you were dead. Yet, while it’s true that some strains of e. coli can cause food poisoning in humans, most are actually quite harmless.

Dec 11 14:28

KB Toys declares bankruptcy; Faces Liquidation

The nations number 2 toy retailer, KB stores has declared bankruptcy and will close down it’s 277 stores citing a “sudden” drop in sales. The companies 11,000 employees will be left looking for work.

KB was able to make it through the first great depression but couldn’t manage to survive the current collapse.

Dec 11 10:47

Since the election, my opinion of Obama has ...

Gone up
7% (347 votes)
Gone down
64% (3338 votes)
Stayed the same
29% (1498 votes)
Total votes: 5183
Dec 11 07:54

JuD chief Saeed says willing to face charges of terrorism

"If there is any evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawa with India or America, it can be presented in any court. We are ready to defend ourselves in court," Saeed told a news conference in Lahore.

Dec 11 07:52

The Economic Policies of Failure

In a sense, Clinton laid the framework for this crisis. First off, Clinton and Robert Rubin rewrote the rules governing the Community Reinvestment Act. In doing so, they applied all sorts of political pressure on institutions to lend to people who weren't credit worthy. Again, this is the Liberal economic way. It's the something for nothing scam and it doesn't work.

Dec 11 07:48

Time to redefine the Economic Paradigm

Lack of regulation and the quest for short term profit at the expense of long term sustainability has brought the World to it's knees. A new paradigm is desperately needed to restore sanity to a world gone mad. As we travel the downside we cannot expect the same failed mechanisms to save us.

Dec 11 07:19

Israel Risks Hurting US Ties By Pushing For Iran Strike, Says Brzezinski

Israel will do harm to its relations with the United States if it insists on lobbying Washington for an American military strike on Iran, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, said in an interview with Haaretz over the weekend.

Dec 11 07:09

Sovietizing the Economy: The Final Phase

"He is a remarkably disciplined individual and a decent writer. He has a good jump shot.

And if he manages to acquire a tithe of the power he seeks, Mr. Obama – or, more properly, the government over which he will preside – will probably end up killing many of us, either indirectly through the privations that result from a centrally planned economy, or through the direct application of the lethal force on which such economies depend.

Dec 11 05:46

Gun Control: Protecting Terrorists and Despots by Ron Paul

Tragically, over the Thanksgiving holiday, the world was reminded how evil and cruel people can be. According to emerging accounts of the events in India, about a dozen well-armed and devastatingly well-trained terrorists laid siege on the city of Mumbai, killing almost two hundred people, and terrorizing thousands.

Regardless of the reasons, the indiscriminate shooting on masses of unarmed and defenseless people is chilling and reprehensible. How were these terrorists able to continue so long, relatively unchallenged, killing so many?

Dec 11 04:13

Capitalist Fools

here will come a moment when the most urgent threats posed by the credit crisis have eased and the larger task before us will be to chart a direction for the economic steps ahead. This will be a dangerous moment. Behind the debates over future policy is a debate over history—a debate over the causes of our current situation. The battle for the past will determine the battle for the present. So it’s crucial to get the history straight.

Dec 11 04:07

OPINION: High court takes on president

The U.S. Supreme Court wisely decided to review the case of Ali Saleh Khalah al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was apprehended by the federal government and held for more than five years in a Navy brig, where he stands accused of being an al-Qaida operative.

December 10, 2008

Dec 10 22:33

Blagojevich/Obama negotiations tapped?

Chicago Dominos Beginning To Fall - Where Might They Fall Next?

Published by AJStrata under All General Discussions, Chicago-Way Corruption Scandal

"The Chicago-Way Corruption Scandal (now a new category here at the Strata-Sphere) is actually a legal domino effect that is just beginning to fall. First we had Rezko, then Blagojevich, and now the Deputy Governor of Illinois has resigned:

Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee submitted his resignation Wednesday, Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero said. He did not say why he was resigning, Guerrero said.

Dec 10 21:04

Police taser man in diabetic shock

Luckily for a driver who went into severe diabetic shock last month in Oklahoma, police arrived on the scene and called in an ambulance.

But not before they tasered and handcuffed him.

Dec 10 20:47

Blagogate: Obama lied, Cover-Up Begins

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Blagogate: Obama's Cover-Up Begins
Obama lied and now the cover-up begins.
By Alexis Hunt Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 9:48 p.m. QUINCY, IL --
"Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it."

November 5th Article
By Carol Sowers Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 10:39 a.m.

Dec 10 20:41

Bailouts and Bankruptcy

Let's not allow Congress and members of the bailout parade panic us into allowing them to do things, as was done in the 1930s, that would convert a mild economic downturn into a true calamity.

Dec 10 20:09

Knowledge for a Revolution: Unity Vs. Divisiveness

Historically, dividing a population has been a very potent and successful psychological weapon as many nations subsequently use this tactic to justify war, malnutrition and death through the inculcation of fear and divisiveness.

Dec 10 19:55

Gold Backwardation: What it Means

It must be stressed though, that this has never happened before. If it does not correct itself soon (and it has persisted for over a week now), it is something to pay very close attention. This could be a vitally important sign of things to come and it is pitiful that major news in the US has not covered this, especially financial news shows.

Dec 10 14:11

A Day without a Gay

Why Can't straight Americans be so brave?

Dec 10 13:38

The 1962 Vatican Document on Clergy Sexual Abuse

I've seen this document referred to often in the last 5 years, but this is the first time I have seen it scanned and posted in full.


Dec 10 12:10

Is The Fed Taking First Steps to Selective Default?

As usual the Fed surprises us all with their lack of transparency. They are asking Congress about permission to issue their own debt directly, not tied to Treasuries.

This is known in central banking circles as 'cutting out the middleman.' Not only does the Treasury no longer issue the currency, but they also no longer have any control over how much debt backed currency the Fed can now issue directly.

Perhaps we're missing something, but this looks like a step in anticipation of an eventual partial default or devaluation of US debt and the dollar.

Dec 10 11:29

Larry Summers’ Hedge Fund Freezes Redemptions

Larry Summers’ company, D.E. Shaw, announced this week that it has frozen client withdrawals. Summers, who was tapped to lead President Obama’s White House National Economic Council, served as a managing director to the hedge fund up until the announcement of his cabinet appointment.

D.E. Shaw Co, is a New York based hedge fund with a reputation surrounded in secrecy.

Owl 2
Dec 10 09:12

Global demand for oil to plummet

Global oil demand will collapse next year and commodities will not return to the highs they reached this summer in the foreseeable future, two authoritative reports said on Tuesday as they forecast a long and painful worldwide recession.

The stark conclusions came as the World Bank’s chief economist predicted that the world faced “the worst recession since the Great Depression”.

The US energy department said global oil demand will fall this year and next, marking the first two consecutive years’ decline in 30 years.

Dec 10 08:37

Hold the plastic, the layaway is back

This holiday season, a retail classic is back: layaways.

For many families, it's long been a shopping mainstay. Put $10, $20 or $50 down on that new dress, winter coats for the kids or a crib for the baby. Make regular small payments, then pick up the merchandise in 30 to 90 days. But in recent decades, layaways got shelved by many retailers as consumers increasingly were only too happy to plunk down the plastic.

Dec 10 07:22

Federal Reserve Wants to Issue Debt

Federal Reserve is now said to be thinking of issuing it’s own debt. The mainstream media has already begun to sell the idea to the public citing that the action would give the fed more "Flexibility to stabilize the market." No specifics as to how this would be achieved.

Why does the “Lender of last resort” need to borrow money?

Dec 10 01:20

No legal action can remove US criminal gov't

Why We Need Martial Law
Criminal Government Is Destroying America - Military
Must Step In To Restore The Constitution
By John Kaminski

Our government is out of control. The elections are rigged. The Congress is completely bought off. The White House administration is a gang of criminals who are stealing the nation blind. There is no proper accountability from any department of government. And the United States is conducting two major wars, irresponsibly squandering the lives of our young people, for reasons that everyone in the world knows are lies.

December 9, 2008

Dec 09 23:02

The Purpose Behind The Financial Crisis

The purpose of the current financial catastrophe was to infect the entire world financial system with toxic waste and other unregulated derivatives, also known as financial weapons of mass destruction, to bring it crashing down so that a single world financial system with a single medium of exchange could be set forth as the suggested solution and then crammed down our throats in yet another nauseating and tiresome iteration of the Hegelian Dialectic.

Dec 09 22:34

Big Brother is watching

The complacency of the people of Britain is astounding and disturbing. With one camera for every six people watching their every move one wonders when a camera would not be watching you.

Dec 09 18:37

Mismanagement at the Big Three

It was a dead heat. General Motors sold 9.37 million vehicles worldwide in 2007 and lost $38.7 billion. Toyota sold 9.37 million vehicles in 2007 and made $17.1 billion.

That was the second best sales total in GM's 100-year history and the biggest loss ever for any automaker in the world.

Dec 09 18:31

US Food And Drug Industries Exposed As Genocidal Killers

we could put the pharmaceutical industry out of business, and need doctors and hospitals mainly for emergencies. You see, medical schools don’t teach doctors about what makes us sick, only how to treat the symptoms.

My name says it all!

As an American freeborn citizen I take offense with any tyrant or act of tyranny that seeks to undermine the United States Constitution, freedom and liberty.

Dec 09 16:22

ILLINOIS : Obama Corruption Eruption

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Blagojevich and Obama go way back. Both were funded enormous bucks by the convicted Syrian racketeer Rezko.

Owl 3
Dec 09 15:57

The Case of the Telltale Hoax. Who was behind the Mumbai massacre?

Raimundo comes close, but just can't quite bring himself to state the obvious: these large-scale 911-like terrorist attacks are not the work of the muslim boogie-men, but the contrived cynical and cold-blooded murderous acts of an elite global criminal cabal seeking to enslave the world.

Dec 09 14:34

Investors Buy $32 Billion in Treasury Bills with ZERO Yield

Today’s treasury auction outlined the panic that still dominates the financial markets. $36 Billion in T-Bills were auctioned off today which gave a 0% yield. Why would anyone be willing to make an investment in which they were guaranteed to make nothing on? The one word answer is Fear.

Dec 09 14:30

Obama: We the People, Constitution are Garbage

U.S. Supreme Court
Deny, Deny, Deny
Exclusive to Rense.com
By: Devvy

""Obama camp: "Lawsuits by citizens are garbage""

"""Enforcing the Constitution of the United States is NOT "garbage" and furthermore, securing the rights of the people under the Constitution is NOT "garbage"!

"The Obama campaign's response is an elitist, condescending slap in the face to patriotic Americans. No one is above the law and Team Obama cannot make the question of Obama's eligibility go away by disrespecting the American people - and by inference, the Constitution of the United States.""

Dec 09 13:47

Current.com Caught Censoring BofA/Blagojevich Coincidence

We were happy to see that the member-submitted news media site Current.com ran our recent post on TV.

Dec 09 13:18

Whole Foods Sues FTC to Halt Kangaroo Court Proceedings

Don't you find it astonishing that the FTC completely ignores the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical monopoly drug racket currently being operated in the United States and instead focuses its attention on health food stores?

Dec 09 13:07

Slaves To The Orgy Of Money

Paulson monetary voodoo reanimates zombie fraudster banks, Market crashes set the stage for bank acquisitions, predicting a financial super entity

Dec 09 12:28

Yesterday Gov. Rod Blagojevich Attacked Bank of America, Today the Bush DOJ Makes Him Disappear

I do not care what the Illinois Governor did or how much sun shine's out of Fitz's ass. Someone in the the DOJ and someone even higher up in the Bush administration gave the prosecutor the green light to arrest Gov. Rod Blagojevich today because yesterday the Democratic governor dared to fuck with one of the high holies of the Republican business community, a company that had recently been anointed with $25 billion blessed tax payers' dollars--- Bank of America .

And no one in the United States messes with Big Business and lives to tell about it.

Dec 09 11:13

The Silent Winter of Escalation

Sunday morning, before dawn, I read in the New York Times that "the Pentagon is planning to add more than 20,000 troops to Afghanistan" within the next 18 months – "raising American force levels to about 58,000" in that country. Then I scraped ice off a windshield and drove to the C-SPAN studios, where a picture window showed a serene daybreak over the Capitol dome.

While I was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal for a live interview, the program aired some rarely seen footage with the voices of two courageous politicians who challenged the warfare state.

Dec 09 11:03

'nough said? Don Robertson

'nough said?
Don Robertson

Anyone who is entrusting their market savvy against these swindlers right now deserves to end up on Food Stamps, and likely will too.

The trading is so thin, so spotty and being directed by such thieves, no numbers about the price of anything mean anything. It is all fraud now, 100%

Dec 09 08:54

Illinois' Blagojevich Arrested for Trying to Sell Obama's U.S. Senate Seat

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested with his chief of staff on charges they tried to sell U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, according to Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Dec 09 08:48

U.S. Dollar: The Next Bubble to Pop

I am sure everyone out there who follows the financial crisis has noted or read about the flocking of the masses to the dubious "security" of US Treasury and Agency government debt.

Dec 09 07:48

BREAKING: Illinois Governor Taken into Federal Custody

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been taken into federal custody.

Federal agents made undercover tape recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich with the help of one of his closest advisers

Dec 09 07:01

Donald Trump Blames Crisis on Divine Intervention

We still need a full investigation into how Wall Street firms, asleep at the switch regulators and a passive media drove this crisis. We can't ignore compromised politicians either. A Joint Economic Committee study says: "Government Policy Blunders Largely Caused the Global Financial Crisis."

Dec 09 05:26

In pictures: Greek riots

BBC PHOTO ESSAY | Dec 8, 2008

Groups of youths have been throwing petrol bombs and stones at riot police, who have responded by firing tear gas. Scores of arrests have been made.

Rioters have been attacking symbols of wealth and prestige, smashing windows and torching hundreds of buildings and cars.

Dec 09 03:38

Card Check "You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Chains"

Even though the Federal Reserve is now the biggest single participant in the financial system, the myth of a "free market" still lingers on. Go figure? The Fed has expanded its balance sheet by $2 trillion, guaranteed $8.3 trillion of dodgy mortgage-backed paper, provided a backstop for bank deposits, money markets, commercial paper, and created 8 separate lending facilities to ensure that underwater financial institutions can still appear to be solvent.

December 8, 2008

Dec 08 23:46

Gun Control: Protecting Terrorists and Despots

Those that wish to have guns, and disregard the law, will have guns. Gun control makes violence safer and more effective for the aggressive, whether the aggressor is a terrorist or a government.

Dec 08 22:31

Greece Fire

Undeterred by the violence, two leftwing political parties staged separate protest meetings followed by a march to parliament.

Alecos Alavanos, leader of Syriza, which is supported by many young Greeks, called for the resignation of the centre-right government.

“There was no justification for what happened. The conservatives cannot stay in power after this,” he said.

Dec 08 20:07

State Silences 8-Year-Old Guitarist

Tallan Latz is an American blues guitar prodigy. He received his first musical instrument, a drum kit, at the age of three and began playing acoustic guitar at age four. By the age of eight, he had played on-stage with performers the likes of Jackson Browne and Les Paul.

He's in two blues bands and used to play in public, until bureaucrat Robert Anderson of the Wisconsin Labor Standards Bureau found out.

Dec 08 15:51

Beware of the “Sucker Clause” Rally

Seasonably speaking, December is one of the best months to own stocks. For the past 20 or so years the average monthly return in the month of December has exceeded 3%. Considering how quick and intense this collapse has been, one must anticipate a counter-trend upward correction. Bear markets are notorious for these but you should try to avoid getting caught in the euphoria and pay attention to the longer term trend.

In the words of the great John Murphy, “Keep you’re eyes on the charts and off the TV.”

Dec 08 15:25

Half of rescued borrowers default anyway

More than half of delinquent homeowners whose mortgages were modified earlier this year ended up redefaulting within six months, a top bank regulator said Monday.

Dec 08 13:42

Time for an Electoral College Revolt!

The Election Of The Greatest
Con-Man In Recent History
By James Petras

"I have a vision of Americans in their 80's being wheeled to their offices and factories having lost their legs in imperial wars and their pensions to Wall Street speculators and with bitter memories of voting for a President who promised change, prosperity and peace and then appointed financial swindlers and war mongers." -- An itinerant Minister, 2008

Dec 08 13:26

If Only US Law Applied to the US Government

If only American laws applied to the American government. Then the criminals who have been in charge for eight years could be prosecuted for their extreme violation of United States laws. But, of course, the great, moral American government is far above the law. American law only applies to dispensable nations. America is not answerable to law, not to its own law and not to international law. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey affirmed that the U.S.

Dec 08 12:16


There will be no change to the welfare state. There will be little change to the warfare state. No change to NATO, except to expand it. Very little change, if any, to foreign policy. No change to America's open sieves, otherwise called national borders. And there will be absolutely no change to the burgeoning New World Order that began in earnest under both Bushes and Bill Clinton.

Dec 08 09:23

Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Puzzles scientists

It’s obvious for everybody that more and more interest is being put into space flights, and we’re approaching another era in this field. There’s a good reason why astronauts have it so hard and why they take so many chances; every once in a while, they find something that just bafflesc scientists and that’s impossible to explain, at least at first.

Dec 08 09:21

FBI: Criminals auto-dialing with hacked VoIP systems

Criminals are taking advantage of a bug in the Asterisk Internet telephony system that lets them pump out thousands of scam phone calls in an hour, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Friday.

The FBI didn't say which versions of Asterisk were vulnerable to the bug, but it advised users to upgrade to the latest version of the software. Asterisk is an open-source product that lets users turn a Linux computer into a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone exchange.

Dec 08 09:09

Teen Transplant Candidate Sued Over Music Downloads

A young Pittsburgh woman who needs a transplant has another fight on her hands. She's being sued by the music industry for illegally downloading music from the Internet.

But 19-year-old Ciara Sauro strongly denies the charge and says she and her mother are overwhelmed with medical debts.

"Look and see where it (the downloads) came from, and look and see that it's not me. It's not fair to do to me," said Sauro.

Sauro, who lives in Ross Township, is disabled with pancreatitis. She needs an islet cell transplant and is hospitalized weekly.

Dec 08 09:04

Proposed fee on smelly cows, hogs angers farmers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if a federal proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law.

Farmers so far are turning their noses up at the notion, which is one of several put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that greenhouse gases emitted by belching and flatulence amounts to air pollution.

Dec 08 08:28

Smoking gun! Rockefeller Official Revealed NWO Plot in 1969

Much of what Day promised in 1969 is like looking into a rear-view mirror today. But ominous events have yet to transpire. They do want to implant a chip in us so they can find and identify us, as well as monitor and control our purchases. They are weaning us off national allegiance and will resort to terrorism to win our assent to their global police state. They may use "one or two nuclear bombs to convince people we mean business," Day said. He refrained from mentioning who "we" are but said the names are recognizable.

December 7, 2008

Dec 07 22:12

Tribune Co. Going Bankrupt

Tribune Co. may be filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy next week, as advertising revenues tumbled.The company has $1.5 billion due in interest payments on debt due over the next 8 months and won’t have the cash to make good. Tribune has hired Lazard to prepare the bankruptcy filings.

The print news industry has been in steady decline for several years thanks to the 1-2 punch given by Craigslist.org, which killed their classified ad revenue, and the contraction of the economy that weighed heavy on ad revenues.

Are we witnessing the end of an era? One can hope.

Dec 07 21:18

Reason enough for blind-rage rampages to become very common.

The events of the past weeks beginning with the massive bailouts of Wall Street banks by the Treasury Department are beginning to wear a raw hole in the psyche of the American public.

And it is not now going too far to say the hubris of the government is reason enough to justify a rash of violent, blind-rage, outbreaks, attacks upon all bodies of authority in this country.

Dec 07 18:47

Pak: Call was official source. No hoax.

Not hoax call, claims Pak
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: Pakistan Friday night asserted that the threatening call to its President Zardari on November 28 was put out from "a verified official Phone Number of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs" and blamed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad for trying to paint it as a hoax call.

Dec 07 18:46

Obama: Economy to get worse before it improves

"We've got to provide a blood infusion to the patient right now to make sure that the patient is stabilized. And that means that we can't worry short term about the deficit. We've got to make sure that the economic stimulus plan is large enough to get the economy moving," he said.