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December 3, 2010

Dec 03 23:28

TYT: Slap In The Face Of The Middle Class - Deficit Commission Proposal

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the official proposal of the Deficit Commission and concludes that it helps the rich and corporations while screwing the average middle class American.

Dec 03 21:45

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money

Dec 03 21:41

China Is `Scared' of U.S. Monetary Policy

Policy makers in China, which holds $883.5 billion in U.S. Treasuries, are concerned the nation with the world’s biggest economy is debasing its currency

Dec 03 21:37

Subprime Banking Mess



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Dec 03 21:34

Army: Israel detonates 'spy' devices in Lebanon

The Israeli army on Friday detonated two of its espionage devices in southern Lebanon, slightly injuring two passers-by, a Lebanese army spokesman said.

"Around noon today, the Israeli enemy detonated two spying apparatuses by remote control in Wadi Qaysiyya outside of Majdal Selem" near the southern coastal city of Tyre, the spokesman told AFP.

Dec 03 21:27

The Wiki Hoax

There are two opinions of Wikileaks. The worlds intelligence services all, every single one, believes Wikileaks is simply an intelligence agency playing games. They say this to each other, Vladimir Putin and Zbigniew Brzezinski have announced it to the world and others are following suit.

Nobody, at least nobody typically “answerable” will say the word “Israel” but it is what they mean when they say “intelligence agency.” They mean Israel. Every Wikileak does something to help Israel in a different way at a different time. If Israel has a problem, a Wikileak is there., part of the solution. This time, Secretary Clinton was in the way and Wikileaks showed up to gut the State Department and give Israel the usual “buff and polish” job they usually do.

Dec 03 21:22

Hasidic Rabbi, Sons Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls

A Hasidic rabbi and three of his sons are suspected of sexually abusing at least four female relatives, after the rabbi's eldest victim — his daughter — confided in a co-worker at a Jewish school, police said Friday.

The 58-year-old father and his 21-year-old son fled to Israel two days ago and are wanted for questioning in the case, police said. They were apparently driven to the airport by the mother.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

Dec 03 21:04

Flashback: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident (How US military exercises, provocation and misleading claims of enemy aggression lead to the Vietnam war)

In the absence of independent journalism, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution — the closest thing there ever was to a declaration of war against North Vietnam — sailed through Congress on Aug. 7. (Two courageous senators, Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska, provided the only "no" votes.) The resolution authorized the president "to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression."

The rest is tragic history.

Nearly three decades later, during the Gulf War, columnist Sydney Schanberg warned journalists not to forget "our unquestioning chorus of agreeability when Lyndon Johnson bamboozled us with his fabrication of the Gulf of Tonkin incident."

Schanberg blamed not only the press but also "the apparent amnesia of the wider American public."

And he added: "We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth."


Dec 03 17:58

Will Seoul keep Gaeseong complex?

The fate of the joint Gaeseong Industrial Park in North Korea, the last thread of inter-Korean reconciliation, has been called into greater question amid soaring tension after the North’s deadly shelling of Yeonpyeong Island last week.

In a confirmation hearing at the National Assembly, Friday, defense minister-nominee Kim Kwan-jin said he would propose closing the complex to President Lee Myung-bak as it could hamper the military’s ability to respond in the event of a North Korean attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this complex be closed by the South Korean government, it may well signal an escalation of tensions between North and South Korea.

Dec 03 17:51

FBI Issues Alarmist Memo That "Video Girl Barbie" Could Become "Kiddie Porn Barbie"

By the FBI's logic, the new "Video Girl Barbie" doll, which has a small working video camera in the toy's chest, has the potential to become the latest technology in child porn production. Never mind the fact that making child porn involves more than owning a camera and an action figure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you guys have something more important to do. like arresting Mossad terrorists or something?

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 03 17:48

China passenger train hits 300 mph, breaks record

A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour) Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai, state media said.

The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to point out that China is really taking the lead in this kind of technology; it's the kind of thing that the US used to excel at, but barely does any more.

Dec 03 17:44

Employers Won't Hire The Jobless Because Of The 'Desperate Vibe'

With the U.S. unemployment rate still soaring at 9.8 percent and 6.3 million Americans having been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, employers can now afford to be extremely picky about whom they hire. In addition to seeking very specific skills, degrees, and numbers of years of experience, many employers are specifying in job ads that candidates be "currently employed" elsewhere to be considered for the position.

"When you show desperation in your face and your tone during an interview, management is going to pick up on that vibe. They're gonna feel it and see it and notice something's off," he told HuffPost. "It's like somebody who hasn't been on a date in a while -- they're awkward, and the other person's gonna be turned off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about adding insult to financial injury: of course, people are going to be desperate, particularly when they have been laid off through absolutely no fault of their own!


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Dec 03 15:00

Double Dip In Housing Largely Caused By Failure to Prosecute Mortgage Fraud

What is clear is that what [Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other big banks] were doing was illegal and at least technically constituted fraud and misrepresentation to the courts.

There should be more than a handful of bankers who end up with long terms in prison as a result. Just because there should, however, does not mean that there will be. White-collar crime is simply not taken seriously in this country relative to blue collar or street crime, even though the amount stolen with a pen far exceeds the amount stolen with a gun.

Dec 03 14:59

For Liberty!!!! Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver

Dec 03 14:43

It’s The Bankers or Us – An Update to the Crash JPMorgan BUY SILVER Report

This article will be updated as time permits. The financial movement termed CRASH JPMORGAN BUY SILVER is well underway and represents a GLOBAL REVOLUTION to take back the True Financial Wealth that millions have worked for and are now seeing destroyed right before their eyes.

The number of videos and articles are too numerous to include here, but briefly this article represents a brief update with additional information and videos – do additional research and think for yourself. No endorsement is made to take any action, however, information is vital to make informed decisions.

TRUSTEE FOR LIQUIDATION OF BERNARD L. MADOFF INVESTMENT

SECURITIES CHARGES JPMORGAN CHASE, MADOFF’S PRIMARY BANKER,

WITH “ENABLING” MASSIVE FRAUD


Dec 03 13:54

I Keep Telling You It’s Getting Colder!

It’s not supposed to be so cold and snowy so early in the winter when the world is thought to be warming. Eminent scientists are not supposed to turn their backs on the lying press and government to tell us it’s getting colder, not warmer. The entire discussion has us in the Twilight Zone with the global warmers and coolers still in heated conversation. The press’s most recent broadside entitled “World warmer, short-term trends need study: report”stated:

Dec 03 13:30

Did Mahmoud Abbas know in advance about Israel's devastating blitz on Gaza?

Stuart Littlewood scents the whiff of treason in the Wikileaks disclosure that Palestinian “President” Mahmoud Abbas had been forewarned by Israel about its planned onslaught on Gaza and had failed to sound the alarm at the UN and other forums to deter Israel’s slaughter of fellow Palestinians

Dec 03 13:21

Will the Palestinian Authority declare an independent state… or collapse?

Heaven knows how the average Palestinian must feel as a result of the incompetent leadership they have had to endure these last 63 years, a leadership which failed to coherently argue and convey the justice of the Palestinian cause and never bothered, even to this day, to formulate and put into action an effective communications plan to win freedom.

We are watching the sort of self-indulgent and ultimately self-destructive lunacy no-one in this day and age can afford, least of all the Palestinians. Who can blame sympathizers for throwing up their hands in exasperation, crying "Enough! A pox on you all," and reaching for the "off" switch?

Dec 03 13:13

The Wiki Hoax

Nobody, at least nobody typically "answerable" will say the word "Israel" but it is what they mean when they say "intelligence agency." They mean Israel. Every Wikileak does something to help Israel in a different way at a different time. If Israel has a problem, a Wikileak is there., part of the solution. This time, Secretary Clinton was in the way and Wikileaks showed up to gut the State Department and give Israel the usual "buff and polish" job they usually do.


Dec 03 13:05

'US govt. spied on American citizens'

ACLU obtained a series of documents previously regarded as secret internal documents through a court battle, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

According to ACLU obtained documents, the US government agencies have refused to say how many communications -- including e-mail and phone conversations -- were intercepted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The documents note that although oversight teams did not find evidence of "intentional or willful attempts to violate or circumvent the law . . . certain types of compliance incidents continue to occur," as a March 2009 report stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the actions of a government which is absolutely terrified of their citizens to the point of paranoia.

Dec 03 12:59

PHILIP GIRALDI : THIRTY-NINE CONGRESSMEN CAN’T BE WRONG

Netanyahu, who despises President Barack Obama, has rightly seen the cajoling by the United States as weakness and as the consequence of failure by Washington to articulate any coherent policy in the Middle East, meaning that he knows that Israel has been empowered to get away with virtually anything it might demand. Netanyahu has obligingly gone to the whack jobs and wing nuts in his own rickety right wing coalition and asked them to present him with a wish list for Washington, confident that Hanukkah has already begun and Christmas is right around the corner.

Dec 03 12:59

Afghan officials free top Taliban fighters

Afghan security forces are freeing captured senior Taliban for payment or political motives, with President Hamid Karzai and his powerful brother among those authorising and requesting releases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "progress" in Afghanistan, I see!

Dec 03 12:56

Drug company used ghost writers to author work bylined by academics, documents show

According to newly released documents from GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company often paid ghostwriters to pen medical studies, editorials and even a textbook that listed physicians as the authors.

The documents—some of which date back to late 1990s—were recently unsealed in litigation over a GlaxoSmithKline product. We saw them after they were attached to a letter released this week by a nonprofit watchdog group urging the National Institutes of Health to crack down on ghostwriting in medical academia. The documents and the letter by Project on Government Oversight together outline several examples of how a major drug company contributed to the funding, writing and approval of material published in medical journals and elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, but this clearly demonstrates how the drug companies have acted to skirt regulations in such a way that everyone, from physician to patient, is convinced that prescription drugs are both safe and efficacious.


Dec 03 12:42

Brazil just recognized the Palestinian State pre- 1967 borders !!!

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday (3) the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, that Brazil recognizes the existence of a Palestinian state, with the borders of June 4, 1967, before the War of Six Days between Arab and Israeli.

O reconhecimento, segundo o Ministério de Relações Exteriores, foi feito em uma carta pessoal de Lula a Abbas, enviada nesta quarta (1º). The recognition, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was made in a personal letter from Lula to Abbas, sent on Wednesday (1st).

Dec 03 12:35

"GOD-TV" evangelical Christian channel funds Israeli ethnic cleansing

Neve Gordon looks at how an evangelical Christian TV channel with a viewership of nearly half a billion people, including 20 million in the USA and 14 million in Britain, is funding a project to ethnically cleanse Israel's Bedouin citizens from their ancestral land.

Dec 03 12:30

No Wonder the Fed Fears Ron Paul

Dec 03 12:23

Banksters Seek To Block Ron Paul

Here’s what Boehner, Cantor, Bernanke, BofA, Citi, Goldman, Morgan, etc. do not realize. They cannot hurt Ron Paul. For if they deny him the chairmanship, which Gingrich and other corruptionists have done three times before—breaking their own rules—they will raise Ron Paul to new heights of influence.



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Dec 03 12:19

Elitist Bankers and Congressional Leadership are Plotting to Stop Ron Paul

The banking elitists that were thrown billions upon billion by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve sure don't want the real supervision that Ron Paul would bring. And they are plotting.

Dec 03 12:19

FLASHBACK - Small Law Firm’s Big Role in Bundling Mortgages

The Wall Street banks and lenders hired McKee Nelson, which is based in Washington and New York, to write or review prospectuses for the securities. It was a lucrative arrangement, helping to generate $202.5 million for the firm in 2006, the latest year for which figures are available.

Now, with losses on bad mortgage investments exceeding $135 billion, questions are growing about whether prospectuses like these adequately disclosed the risks to investors.

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Dec 03 12:04

Britain gripped by Narnia-like weather spell


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Dec 03 11:45

Cancon COP-16 starts with prayer to Mayan Moon Goddess

With United Nations climate negotiators facing an uphill battle to advance their goal of reducing emissions linked to global warming, it's no surprise that the woman steering the talks appealed to a Mayan goddess Monday.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you -- because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The delegates may not be drinking Al Gore's Kool-aid, but they are definitely hitting the tequila pretty hard down there!

Dec 03 11:20

Why Some on the Internet Are Starting to Wonder—Is WikiLeaks for Real?

The global media is in a tizzy, repeating the same mundane, stale information from 251,287 cables released by WikiLeaks, a media organization that claims a loosely organized network of international contributors. Curiously, such publications as The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Le Monde and Spain's El País have carried the leaks dutifully, even though their well-policed pages are otherwise governed by highly divergent philosophies, policies and practices. Even more curiously, all news organizations repeat the same cherry-picked factoids that their ace reporters apparently culled from the documents.

Dec 03 11:17

FLASHBACK - 2008 Mukasey Declines to Create a U.S. Task Force to Investigate Mortgage Fraud

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey rejected on Thursday the idea of creating a national task force to combat the country’s mortgage fraud crisis, calling the problem a localized one akin to “white-collar street crimes.”

Mr. Mukasey made clear that he saw the mortgage fraud problem at the root of the nation’s housing crisis as a serious one. But he said he was confident that the Justice Department’s current approach — using local prosecutors’ offices around the country to oversee separate F.B.I. investigations — was adequate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, Mukasey's son worked for Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot!


Dec 03 11:01

Helen Thomas says Zionists control U.S. foreign policy

“Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion,” she said. “They put their money where their mouth is. We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.”

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Dec 03 10:43

FBI investigated mortgage fraud in 2006

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and like the SEC with Bernie Madoff, did nothing about it until it was too late!

1. There was massive fraud, even Greenspan admits it.

2.The US financial system was forced to buy back all those fraudulent mortgage backed securities.

3. To cover the losses and remain solvent, the bankers started a firestorm of foreclosures to add those seized (confiscated) assets to their balance sheets.

4. In order to enable the banks to confiscate private homes, the Obama administration continued the policy of tax incentives that encouraged offshoring of high paying American jobs started by President Bush, thereby removing American's ability to make their mortgage payments.

This is wealth confiscation just as onerous as Roosevelt's 1933 grab of American's gold, only done in a way where the media can trick Americans into thinking it is their own fault.

The government took your jobs, so the banks could take your homes, to cover for the massive mortgage-backed securities fraud.

Dec 03 10:35

Hundreds line up in the cold for help heating homes

Joining Eady near the front of the line that had grown to about 30 people by 7:30 was Isata Kamara, a single mom of a 3-year-old.

“My electric bill and my gas bill are going to get cut off because I don’t have the money right now,” said Kamara, who recently lost her job.

Those news reports Wednesday night showed hundreds of people who lined up around the building throughout the day on Wednesday. Channel 2 Action News reported that ambulances were called for at least two people who had difficulty dealing with Wednesday’s cold temperatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the beginnings of the "urban unrest" the Federal government has been preparing to suppress as it expands.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/national-guard-training-for-riot-control-mass-detentions_06152010

Dec 03 10:35

FIRE NEXT TIME

Last time it was a flood that lasted 40 days and 40 nights…. did they learn? Obviously not.

This time it was fire…. without water to put it out… Will they learn? Probably not.

When disaster strikes a country, it would seem natural for its neighbours to help in the situation. In the case of Israel, in order to maintain its special status’ of perpetual victim, it has turned virtually all of its neighbours into enemies. As a result, Netanyahu cried out to the US, Greece, Italy, Russia and Cyprus to send forces to aid the Israeli firefighters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe God is just delivering a ton of new commandments, seeing as how well Israel obeyed the first ten!

On a more practical note, when you spend 60 years pissing off your neighbors, don't expect them to let you use their hydrants!


Dec 03 10:34

Amazon denies being pressured to dump Wikileaks

Amazon.com is denying widespread reports suggesting that pressure from the office of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, prompted it to boot Wikileaks from Amazon Web Services earlier this week.

Wikileaks replies that Amazon's pants are on fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It doesn't matter whose pants are on fire; we all smell the smoke, and that is enough to know there is a hoax being played on the public!

Dec 03 10:26

WALL STREET'S MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITY FRAUD DESTROYED BOTH THE US AND EU ECONOMIES!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Replay of the Justin TV feed from yesterday's show, (and yes I know it is a crappy video feed, suggestions for a new TV provider welcome).

Dec 03 10:24

$335,906 Is The Price Of The Constitution

When Senators give speeches, they will say that you can’t put a price on freedom. But as it turns out you can. You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution. And that amount is $335,906.

That’s the amount that Hollywood gave Senator Patrick Leahy. And in return, Leahy gave them COICA. That’s not the name of some new disease, it’s the abbreviation for Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, the biggest and more comprehensive internet censorship proposal in the history of this country.

Dec 03 10:15

TOO TOXIC TO HANDLE? FOLLOW-UP ALERT ON ISRAEL’S POLICY OF NEAR-STARVATION FOR GAZA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is methodically and deliberately following a plan to create near-starvation conditions for Palestinian Gazans, and those suffering the worst from malnutrition are Gaza's children.

How much longer can Israel be allowed to continue in this crime?!?

Apparently, forever.

World leadership is terrified of being labeled as "anti-Semitic" for making the moral statement that the deliberate creation of malnutrition in children is both a war crime, and a crime against humanity.

Then, they would have to do something about it, like boycott and disengage from any financial or military assistance. That would be speaking to Israel in a language it understands.


Dec 03 10:10

Assage joined the dark side and was released from the hacker rap.

so he could play his part in the NWO disinformation game, and avoid ten years in prison...That's my theory.. He probably was told he would gain fame and fortune if he played their game.. That was the plea deal.

"Assange was born in northeast Australia in 1971 and lived a nomadic life in his early years. According to a profile of Assange in a June issue of The New Yorker, he and his mother moved 37 times before he turned 15. With conventional education rendered impossible, Assange self-taught at libraries and learned to program on early PCs.

Programming quickly became hacking once Assange got an Internet connection, and soon he was accessing government networks and bank mainframes. He was arrested in 1991 and charged with more than 30 criminal counts related to his hacking. Facing as many as 10 years in prison, Assange struck a plea deal.

Dec 03 10:09

Even Mythbusters is not safe from Al Gore's global warming shills!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A rather spirited debate, complete with the usual name-calling, over at Mythbusters.


Dec 03 10:04

Gaza facing wheat crisis

-The head of Gaza's bakeries' association said Friday that the Strip is facing a crisis due to wheat shortages.

Abdul Nasser Al-Ajramy said Israel has decreased the amount of wheat it allows into Gaza, leaving mills in the Strip empty.

Israel opens Karni crossing once a week to allow around 100 truckloads of wheat and animal feed into the coastal enclave, Al-Ajramy said, adding that Gaza consumes 800 tons of wheat daily.

To avoid a crisis, the crossing must be opened for three days each week, the bakery official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Death by malnutrition; just another component of Israel's "final solution" for Palestinian Gazans.

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Dec 03 10:01

North Korea: A convenient threat for US-Japan alliance

The clearer the threat is, the more vital the alliance is. However, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the US-Japan alliance lost its common enemy.

Combined with the economic conflicts between Japan and the US, the US was compelled to find a specific threat for the US-Japan alliance as soon as possible.

By doing so, it could end the belief in Japan that an alliance with the US was no longer needed after the Cold War, and make the Japanese feel that they were facing a threat that they could handle alone.



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Dec 03 09:57

Fed Report Reveals Multi-Trillion-Dollar “Shadow Bailout”

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday posted details of its multi-trillion-dollar “shadow bailout” programs, showing that nearly every major US financial institution benefited from billions in unreported government loans.

The vast scale of the bailout underscores the fraud of the endless claims that “there is no money” for jobs, mortgage relief or even extended unemployment benefits. The publication of the Fed data simultaneously with the refusal of Congress to extend long-term jobless benefits, Obama’s pay freeze for federal workers and the preparations to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich while slashing social programs and tax benefits for the working class, highlights the naked class interests pursued by the government and both big business parties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are in the middle of a "slow-mo" economic train wreck in this country, courtesy of the Federal Government and the Fed.

If the absolute, complete destruction of the US economy was the desired outcome, the Fed and the Federal Government are very close to accomplishing their goals, using disastrous economic and monetary policies to get us there.

I keep hoping for a moment of clarity on the part of every working American, as to what treachery has been done to them.

I think that moment is not too far away now.

The only question is, what form their collective fury will take when they realize the extent to which they've been had economically.

Dec 03 09:51

The con of the century – Federal Reserve made $9 trillion in short-term loans to only 18 financial institutions. Since 2000 the US dollar has fallen by 33 percent. The hidden cost of the bailouts.

The Federal Reserve released a stunning report showing the details of bailouts that occurred during the peak of the credit crisis. They won’t call it “bailouts” but giving money when others won’t is exactly that. What the report shows is that the Fed operated as a global pawnshop taking in practically anything the banks had for collateral. What is even more disturbing is that the Federal Reserve did not enact any punitive charges to these borrowers so you had banks like Goldman Sachs utilizing the crisis to siphon off cheap collateral.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That isn't "cheap collateral" the Fed is buying from the foreign banks. The Fed is being forced to buy back all those fraudulent mortgage-backed securities Wall Street Peddled across the globe a few years back. That is WHY the Federal Reserve kept secret who was getting all that cash until the change in law forced them to make the list public.

Dec 03 09:49

Pentagon disclosure highlights special indemnity with KBR contract in Iraq in hexavalent chromium exposure case by Oregon soldiers

The Pentagon legally covers dozens of military contractors doing dangerous jobs at home, such as making anthrax vaccine or disposing of mustard gas. But the immunity for harm granted KBR in Iraq appears to be far broader -- and potentially costlier to taxpayers -- according to documents released by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Wednesday.

A deposition filed last summer in U.S. District Court in Portland revealed that on the eve of the Iraq invasion, a KBR attorney won a secret clause ensuring that U.S. taxpayers, and not KBR, would pay in the event of any death or injury.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question for me here is, why were these soldiers exposed to the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in the first place?!?

Were they that expendable to KBR, because of this deal, that it didn't matter that they got exposed, and got ill because of that exposure?!?

This is the dark and ugly side of privatizing governmental functions to corporations for profit.

I cannot believe that the US military chain of command, knowing this chemical was prevalent in a specific area, and knowing what the chemical does, would have allowed these soldiers to be exposed.

A corporation which had the kind of indemnity deal KBR had couldn't care less.


Dec 03 09:34

Clinton: U.S. will give share of lucrative fuel contract to Kyrgyzstan

The United States will agree to a demand by Kyrgyz officials that their impoverished country be given a share of lucrative fuel contracts for a critical transit hub here for troops headed to Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This deal is a very clear signal that the US and NATO are planning for indefinite war in Afghanistan.

Dec 03 09:32

Horror AVG update ballsup bricks Windows 7

An update from AVG on Wednesday night rendered 64 bit Windows 7 systems unstable after it was applied.

Several Register readers have been affected by the problem, which leaves machines in a continuous reboot loop.

AVG has pulled the problem update (3292) and published an advisory apologising for the cock-up and providing instructions on how to get hobbled systems back up and running again.

Dec 03 09:29

Arrest Assange? Arrest the Banksters Instead!

Schnitt, O’Reilly, Liddy, and the corporate media rightwingers – as a manufactured counterpoint to the corporate media leftwingers – are not calling for the banksters to be arrested or assassinated. Assange’s crimes pale in comparison to the massive and unprecedented grand theft larceny pulled off by Wall Street, the banksters, and the global financial elite.

Dec 03 09:28

Aggressive Tactics Raise Doubts on US Claims to Protect Civilians in Helmand

The aggressive tactics on display in Sangin are exactly the sort that would cause civilian casualties, and this makes the anger amongst locals for their refusal to even investigate such charges all the more understandable. The commander in the district said it was obvious all deaths were the Taliban’s fault and that any tribal elder who claimed the Marines killed a civilian was obviously working for the Taliban.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, in this phase of the almost decade long war against Afghanistan, the words "protect" and "slaughter" when it comes to Afghan civilians, are interchangeable these days.



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Dec 03 09:26

No Room at the Inn – Not even a TARP

The president demonstrated new heights of indifference toward the people in his handling of the mortgage relief program made a part of the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Citizens paid the full share for TARP and were to get a modest proportion. That’s not the case. The November 2010 Congressional Budget Office Report on TARP was just issued. It showed that the funds for home mortgage assistance programs would be reduced from $50 billion to $12 billion, as reported in the Huffington Post.

Dec 03 09:26

Carmel inferno proves Israel can't afford war with Iran

Just like Israel's army in the 1973 Yom Kippur war, the emergency services were wholly unprepared to handle a shock on this scale.

Dec 03 09:24

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

The pictorial evidence tells the whole story.
Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion – a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel.

Dec 03 09:22

Japan, U.S. launch largest-ever joint defense drills

Following straight on the heels of similar drills held in the Yellow Sea between the U.S. and South Korea, the drills in Japan, which will run for eight days at bases across Japan and in the air and on waters around them and are being called the "Keen Sword" drills will involve more than 34,000 Japanese and 10,000 American troops.

n terms of hardware, about 400 planes and 60 warships will participate, including the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which took part in the Korean peninsula exercises, as well as Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force's next- generation Aegis-equipped battle ships.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Japan's Defense Minister is being disingenuous in the extreme when making the statement that this exercise is "...not targeting a specific country."

The world knows that this is all about North Korea.

Dec 03 09:21

Cancer 'is purely man-made' say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies

'The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialisation.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being fondled by people wearing white lab coats is what causes cancer.

Dec 03 09:17

JPMorgan Says Crude Oil Price Will Reach $120 a Barrel Before End of 2012

Oil will advance to $120 a barrel before the end of 2012 as consumption grows in emerging economies, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which is responsible for about 40 percent of global supplies, is unlikely to increase production in the first half of next year unless prices surge through $100 a barrel, the bank said in a report today. Futures traded around $87 a barrel in New York today, near their highest price in two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true,this will deliver the knockout punch to any hope of true economic recovery here in the US.

Dec 03 09:14

Nov. Jobs Report Far Worse Than Expected; Unemployment Rate Up to 9.8%

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember earlier in the week we were being told that the November numbers were lower and consumer confidence was high, and I predicted that these were just propaganda stunts to flog you all into the Christmas shopping paddock?

Well, those optimistic numbers were lies, and probably this one is as well. People who have run out of unemployment benefits are no longer counted as unemployed but are re-categorized in an accounting trick to keep the official unemployment figures as low as possible. Non-government experts are estimating unemployment at 23%. A family friend in California says their local unemployment has hit 30%. That exceeds the unemployment levels of the Great Depression.

Dec 03 09:08

South Korea raises rhetoric against the North

Kim Kwan-jin, a retired general, was speaking at a parliamentary meeting confirming him as new defense minister, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea threatened the region and the world.

"If there are further provocations, we will definitely use aircraft to bomb North Korea," Kim said when asked how he would respond to another attack after last week's North Korean bombardment of an island near their disputed border, killing two South Korean marines and two civilians.

But, in a sign any escalation was being kept in check, a joint industrial complex shared by the two Koreas in the North was still operating, with 200 South Koreans crossing the border on Friday.

And North Korea's sharp rhetoric has noticeably waned over the past two days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us hope that cooler heads prevail throughout the region.

War between North and South Korea is a very, very bad idea, because it will inevitably bring China in on North Korea's side, and the US in on South Korea's side.

Unfortunately, the sabre-rattling between South Korea and the US doesn't bode well for an ultimate avoidance of a military conflict here.

Dec 03 09:00

China issues warning over US-S.Korea-Japan talks

China, after being snubbed in its call for six-way talks on North Korea, has warned the United States, Japan and South Korea not to "intensify confrontation" at a meeting next week in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, what will most probably happen will be the escalating of tensions with North Korea as a result of this meeting on Monday.

Please remember: Japan and the US are holding exercises in the region starting today, and next week, South Korea will be holding their "regular" live fire exercises.

These actions are not the actions of nations eager to lessen the heightened state of conflict, but the actions of nations eager to enhance that state of conflict.

Dec 03 08:59

The Deadly Question for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The very best that America can make is already obsolete rolling out the door.

As I keep saying, the very best reason to avoid WW3 is that the USA will lose it.

Dec 03 08:54

China Is `Scared' of U.S. Monetary Policy, Rogoff, Rickards Say

Policy makers in China, which holds $883.5 billion in U.S. Treasuries, are concerned the nation with the world’s biggest economy is debasing its currency, according to Kenneth S. Rogoff and James Rickards.

The world is in the early stages of a currency war, said Rickards, chief financial and administrative officer of Oro Capital Advisors LLC. Rickards, Rogoff, a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University, and Laurence H. Meyer, co-founder of Macroeconomic Advisers LLC, spoke today at the Bloomberg Hedge Funds 2010 conference in New York.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who in their right mind in China wouldn't be worried about the debasement of the value of that $883.5 billion dollars in US Treasuries, coupled with the fact that the US government has absolutely no way to pay China back?!?

Dec 03 08:51

Bloomberg Dec 1 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At 16 seconds, it is reported that Bank of America was one beneficiary of the Federal Reserve's generosity.

Which is weird because I recall that Bank of America made a big deal out of claiming they did not have to take any government bailout money!

Looks like BofA's word cannot be trusted!

Dec 03 08:48

Group Demands Immediate Halt of Full-Body Airport Scanners

the group claims the machines, among other things, violate the federal Video Voyeurism Prevent Act, which protects against capturing improper images that violate one’s privacy.

Dec 03 08:46

Elitist Bankers and Congressional Leadership are Plotting to Stop Ron Paul

Dec 03 08:46

Crisis-Hit Banks Flooded Fed with Junk

Banks flooded the Federal Reserve with billions of dollars in “junk bonds” and other low-grade collateral in exchange for much-needed liquidity during the crisis, as the financial sector struggled under a crippling credit crunch, new data show.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not quite. What is happening here is that foreign banks, now aware that Wall Street was selling them fraudulent mortgage-backed securities, are doing "putbacks", i.e. demanding the US make good on the bad paper or risk having the entire US financial industry exposed as a bunch of Bernie Madoff clones. That is why when the Fed was handing out that $9 trillion, they did not want to tell anyone where that money went.

Now that a change in the law forced them to reveal who got the money, the American people are wondering just who is expected to repay that $9 trillion, and since there is no way the Fed can make a profit on returned fraudulent mortgages, and since Wall Street still hopes to conceal from the American people the Mortgage-Backed Securities fraud that destroyed the economy and looted their homes, this is the start of the "Gee, we're sorry, but all those foreign banks fooled us and the American taxpayer has to cover that $9 trillion" propaganda.

Dec 03 08:34

Greek students clash with police

At least five people have been arrested in fresh clashes between student protesters and police outside of parliament in Athens over government austerity plans.

Dec 03 08:32

WikiLeaks: "We got stuff about UFOs!!!! (Honest!)"

Assange said they do have real material which relates to UFOs. "It s worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs," he said, without providing other information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pathetic attempt to hold the public interest.

Dec 03 08:26

Snow causes more travel problems as temperatures drop to -20C

The freezing weather, which fell to -20C overnight in parts of Scotland, continues to severely disrupt travel across the country, and has claimed the lives of two pensioners found dead in their gardens in Cumbria.

Dec 03 08:21

A Month After Elections, 200,000 Votes Found

The city’s Board of Elections routinely reminds New Yorkers that the election night vote count is unofficial and preliminary.

Still, the difference in the results from Nov. 2 and in the returns formally certified by the board on Wednesday seems striking: The board found 195,055 votes, or 17 percent more votes, than were originally reported.

That differential — which nearly equals the total vote for governor in the Bronx and Staten Island combined — does not include an additional 28,442 affidavit ballots that New Yorkers cast at the polls on Election Day because of missing registrations or other reasons and another 30,665 absentee and military ballots and scattered write-in votes.

Dec 03 08:12

Burning Bush VS. Divine Justice VS. Act of God VS. Stupidity - Or All of the Preceeding +++ (Click Here For Full Version)

Disaster in the North of Israel, at least 40 lay dead as fire rages across the Carmel Mountains. A mass evacuation has begun. Body count is increasing.

FIRE, FIRE IN THE NIGHT,
FIRE, FIRE BURNING BRIGHT.
IN THE FORESTS OF THY NIGHT,
WHAT IMMORTAL HAND OR EYE
COULD FRAME THY FEARFUL SYMMETRY?
:-))

WARNING: RT Raw (unedited) Video Footage - dead lying along road; DISCRETION ADVISED. Video has no commentary or voice over.

Dec 03 08:06

PROPAGANDISTS READING WRH; SHUT DOWN WIKILEAKS.ORG DOMAIN!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Days ago I pointed out that DHS had shut down dozens of domains for copyright infringement in the weeks before the Wikileaks document dump, but in the 6 months between the arrest of intelligence analyst Bradly Manning and WikiLeak's release of the documents Manning supposedly leaked, DHS had done nothing to shut the domain for WikiLeaks even though the documents are all supposedly classified!

Today, with much media fanfare, the US has shut down the domain WikiLeaks.org. It is being proclaimed across ABCNNBBCBS ... together with the new and still untouched new WikiLeaks domain where people can still read those nasty ol' classified documents the government is pretending they don;t want you to read!

The good news is the propagandists are reacting to us instead of the other way around. They have lost the initiative, which means they have lost the battle.

Dec 03 07:48

War Games In Northeast Asia Not Helpful For Peace: China

The war games with Japan aimed at China commence today.

Dec 03 07:45

Chinese Train Breaks Speed Record

416.6 kilometers/hour!

Dec 03 05:43

WikiLeaks Cables: Don't Trust Israel On Iran

Hey Mike,the disinfo people are reading your site and adjusting the disinfo accordingly.

n/a
Dec 03 05:23

Lawyer Kurt Haskell, one of his potential victims, says Underwear Bomber is a "mere patsy"

It has been nearly nine months since Lori and I were almost killed by the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. For the first few months, Lori and I were very vocal over the media blackout and corresponding cover up to the real story of the Christmas Day events. If anyone is not familiar with our experience, our story can be read here in this blog. For the past few months, we have chosen to sit back and watch as the trial, or lack thereof, plays out in the courthouse we regularly practice in. While the media blackout to the true events continues, the failed attack on our credibility has been replaced with deafening silence as to our eyewitness account. To us, this matter has never been about seeking vengeance against the Underwear Bomber. When taking our eyewitness account and adding it to the small amount of honest facts that have come out, one can only recognize the Underwear Bomber as a mere patsy. It is quite shocking that, thus far, the Underwear Bomber hasn't been forever silenced as other patsies that have come before him. What has led me to write this update is the following article:

Dec 03 03:58

Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

One concern expressed repeatedly is the notion that the TSA, not content to trample on just the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans, is now moving to stifle the right to free speech as well. “The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined,” noted author Edward Cline, a contributing editor to Family Security Matters.

“Do not cave in to the TSA’s 'conditioning' to make your silence a measure of normalcy,” Cline concluded. “The government’s intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.”

Dec 03 03:45

Wikileaks: US Hits Back At Israel

These are likely the first of many retaliatory moves by intelligence agencies around the world against Israel. As one informed source put it, "Israel overplayed its hand with these Wikileaks releases, now it will suffer the 'blow-back."

Dec 03 03:35

FIRE NEXT TIME

In spite of its nuclear power, its criminal army, the occupation, the Mossad and its lobbies all over the world, Israel seems to be very vulnerable. It is devastatingly alienated from the land it claims to own. Like the pine tree, Israel and the Israeli are foreign to the region.

We can only hope that Israel will learn from this…. learn to be a MENTCH! Learn to give as well as take. Learn that its very survival depends on this. The world is not the enemy of Israel, Israel is the enemy of the world. This has to change.

Dec 03 03:29

New York City to deploy more emergency ambulances to harvest victims' organs

(NaturalNews) The City of New York recently launched a new emergency services pilot program that seems more like something out of a science fiction movie than a real-life initiative. According to a recent New York Times report, the city has begun deploying two emergency ambulances in response to 911 calls -- one to try to save the lives of those involved, and the other to harvest their vital organs should the rescue efforts fail or be deemed likely to fail.

Dec 03 01:26

Israel Faces Child-Abuse Claims

An international children’s rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.

The Geneva-based Defence for Children International (DCI) has collected 100 sworn affadavits from Palestinian children who said they were mistreated by their Israeli captors.

Fourteen of the statements say they were sexually abused or threatened with sexual assault to pressure them into confessions.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in the West Bank, Nour Odeh, met one of the children, identified only as “N”, who said he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his interrogators.

Dismissive attitude

Dec 03 00:52

Press TV's with Max Keiser, FED balance sheet is "Destabilising"

*Banking system is broken
*Social unrest will continue
*Wealth goes to the top 1%, they're not creating jobs
*FED balance sheet is "Destabilising"
*How bad can it get?
*Next 6-9 months the backlash will start

Dec 03 00:43

Federal Reserve May Be `Central Bank of the World' After UBS, Barclays Aid

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-02/federal-reserve-may-be-centra...

Bailout Protection Act’
U.S. Representative Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican, said he planned to introduce a “European Bailout Protection Act” to restrict the flow of International Monetary Fund loans to European countries. He said he was responding to reports that U.S. officials might bolster a European fund designed to deal with this year’s debt crisis, which has spread from Greece to Ireland.

Dec 03 00:29

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/realtime/

Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.

The document, obtained by security researcher Christopher Soghoian, explains how so-called “Hotwatch” orders allow for real-time tracking of individuals in a criminal investigation via credit card companies, rental car agencies, calling cards, and even grocery store loyalty programs. The revelation sheds a little more light on the Justice Department’s increasing power and willingness to surveil Americans with little to no judicial or Congressional oversight.

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