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"...despite its severity, we believe that the slump in stock prices will prove an intermediate movement and not the precursor of a business depression such as would entail prolonged further liquidation..." -- Harvard Economic Society (HES), November 2, 1929

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December 8, 2008

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
12-8-8

"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



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
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

WHAT CHANGE?

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
KT NEWS SERVICE
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.

Dec 07 13:21

Change.org Censoring ALL Ideas Related to Ending the Federal Reserve

The moral of the story is — if you propose anything that would bring about REAL CHANGE and address the serious issues our country is facing, like abolishing the Federal Reserve, you WILL be censored. End of story, no exceptions.



Dec 07 12:27

A Russian church for a Saudi mosque?

This delightful story just came in thanks to getreligion.org: The Saudis have recently asked permission to build a mosque in Moscow, a city where there are only four mosques and 2 million Muslims. The Russians, however, are saying they want, in return, an Orthodox church in Saudi Arabia.

Dec 07 12:07

Obama's public works plan. Foreign financed?

Obama Pledges Public Works on a Vast Scale
By PETER BAKER and JOHN M. BRODER
Published: December 6, 2008

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama promised Saturday to create the largest public works construction program since the inception of the interstate highway system a half century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy.

Dec 07 11:59

NBC lies in story "Is Obama A Natural Born Citizen?"

If that is done enter President Arnold Schwarzenegger.. or some other Nazi/Globalist.. Loyal to the Rothschilds international banking dynasty..

Dec 07 11:40

Indian terror suspects linked to Mumbai plot

Police arrested four Indian Muslims for alleged involvement in a planned attack on Mumbai as early as February, a senior police officer who handled the case told The Times yesterday.

One of them, Faheem Ahmed Ansari, was carrying a fake Pakistani passport and a list and maps of nine targets in southern Mumbai, including the Taj Mahal hotel and other sites attacked last week, the officer said.



Dec 07 11:33

Ahhhh, but that's the point:

Dec 07 11:27

War Made Easy

A great documentary of wars since WWI, and how the Orwellian state and the media has conspired by using propaganda, lies, and withholding truths to put momentum behind them.

Dec 07 09:25

HSV1 linked to Alzheimer's

The virus behind cold sores may be linked to Alzheimer's, and the disease could be treatable with existing drugs, research has found.

Scientists at the University of Manchester found the virus behind cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), was a major cause of the protein plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers.

Their research, published in the Journal of Pathology, suggests HSV1 could be a significant factor in developing the disease.

Dec 07 09:05

Hoax phone call 'almost took Pakistan to war'

A hoax telephone call almost sparked another war between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan at the height of last month's terror attacks on Mumbai, officials and Western diplomats on both sides of the border said today.

Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani President, took a telephone call from a man pretending to be Pranab Mukherjee, India's Foreign Minister, on Friday, November 28, apparently without following the usual verification procedures, they said.



Dec 07 04:27

Angry laid-off workers occupy factory in Chicago

By RUPA SHENOY, Associated Press Writer

Saturday, December 6, 2008
(12-06) 19:59 PST Chicago (AP) --

Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

About 250 union workers occupied the Republic Windows and Doors plant in shifts Saturday while union leaders outside criticized a Wall Street bailout they say is leaving laborers behind.

Dec 07 02:25

U.S. Collective Dictatorship Enlarges

Dictatorship is unlimited rule. Collective dictatorship is unlimited rule by an assembly. National government in the U.S. has tended toward collective dictatorship over its entire history.

Dec 07 01:00

Sorry, Foundmoney is for-profit search results

My apology for not checking out this business website well enough.

Founder of Found Money, Edward Palonek and Santa Claus Find People that Have Unclaimed Money Belonging to Them Before Christmas
Fri Dec 5, 2:21 pm ET

I used another search website a few years ago, not this one, and it was not a pay-to-get info one. The best route to go is by the specific
State Controller's UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH such as this:

California State Controller's Office
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH
http://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP/

Dec 07 00:49

NO NEO-CONS



December 6, 2008

Dec 06 17:18

GM, Chrysler Literally Can't Afford Bankruptcy

This would be funny if it weren't so sad. It seems bankruptcy is not an option for GM or Chrysler, but not because they're "too big to fail", as we've been told, but rather it's because they can't even finance a bankruptcy.

Dec 06 16:49

Peter Schiff Analogies

Peter Schiff uses analogies to describe our current economic crisis. Topics include debt-financed consumption, business cycles, the Federal Reserve, the cronies in Washington, and the modern American service economy.

Dec 06 16:28

France abuzz over alcoholic 'cure'

An eminent French cardiologist has triggered an impassioned debate in the medical world over his claim to have discovered a cure for alcoholism.

Dr Olivier Ameisen, 55, one of France's top heart specialists, says he overcame his own addiction to alcohol by self-administering doses of a muscle-relaxant called baclofen.

Dec 06 16:12

A "Second Earth" has been found 20 light years away. Do you think there is life over there?

Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky "second Earth" circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.

The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth's nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.



Dec 06 11:19

Why Are PCs and Gadgets So Slow? (Who's Breaking Moore's Law?)

If Moore's Law holds, which it will, the speed of processors will double over the next two years. Which would you rather have: Bloated new features that gobble up all those clock cycles before they get to you? Or would you rather have all your stuff run twice as fast?

Industry: It's time to put the feature bloat and spaghetti code on hold for two years, and get to work optimizing, minimizing and streamlining everything. We want speed. And we want it yesterday.

Dec 06 07:32

Robbers in drag steal €80 million from Paris diamond store in biggest French heist

At first sight, the man and three women who entered the Harry Winston store in Paris resembled the sophisticated international clientele who frequent this most exclusive of jewellers. But staff soon realised something was amiss – the women were really men in wigs and dresses and all four were holding guns.

Dec 06 06:01

Obama's Familiar Orbit

By Michael Winship

SNIP

The Bush administration made the economic disaster worse, but both Barack Obama’s designated Secretary of the Treasury -- Tim Geithner -- and his choice to direct the National Economic Council, Larry Summers (a former Treasury secretary), are pals of Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who left Treasury to join Citigroup, where he’s now a director and senior advisor. Yes, folks, Citigroup -- the bank the government now has agreed to insure against projected losses of $306 billion -- on top of bailouts totaling $45 billion.

Dec 06 04:49

YouTube is Dead

2/05/08 As of yesterday YouTube has replaced its list of 'Most Viewed' videos on the site's 'Videos' section with a varied selection of sponsor-friendly videos that the site calls 'Most Popular'. Where users normally see videos with high view-counts that have become popular due to viral spreading and community activity, we now see videos like the new MacBook commercial that gets showcased on the 'Most Popular' #1 spot while having very low view-counts and even lower ratings.



Owl 1
Dec 06 04:44

Bush reported to be drinking heavily

by Wayne Madsen

(WMR) -- With less than two months remaining in office, George W. Bush, witnessing a devastating defeat for the Republican Party, worse favorability ratings than those of Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, and the most devastating economic situation since the Great Depression, is reported by a number of well-placed sources in Washington as drinking heavily.

After having tried to explain away the collapse of several Wall Street brokerage houses by saying, “Wall Street got drunk,” it appears that it is Bush who is suffering from bouts of drunkenness.

December 5, 2008

Dec 05 22:28

Another Cop Feels 'Threatened' and Kills Family Dog

The family says two children were watching, including a 2-year-old who was a foot away from the dog when it was shot.

Dec 05 21:32

Safety Deposit Boxes Confiscated

For my friends that are keeping their heirlooms, wills, gold/silver/colored diamonds etc in a bank safety deposit box: please be careful. ABC News reported on a number of states that confiscate the contents of boxes to help fund their budget.

Dec 05 19:25

Lost Votes on Diebold System Discovered by New 'Transparency Project' in CA

Humboldt County's First-of-Its-Kind Citizen Oversight Program Finds 197 Ballots Dropped, Miscounted by Voting System in One Precinct

Company Knew About Software Flaw, Failed to Notify County...



Dec 05 19:22

Taxpayers Shouldn't Have to Give their Money to Companies whose Products They Choose Not to Buy

Americans are cutting back on their spending. The federal government, allergic to responsibility, is trying hard to not to let us get away with such prudence. The government has already got hard-working taxpayers, and their children, and their grand-children on the hook for two bail-outs, which, by the way, don't seem to be working very well. Now they're contemplating picking our pockets for a third bail-out, this one for auto companies, forcing Americans to hand their hard-earned money over anyway to businesses whose products they've decided not to buy.

Dec 05 19:21

17 judges, one ruling - and 857,000 records must be now wiped clear

The fingerprints and DNA samples of more than 857,000 innocent citizens who have been arrested or charged but never convicted of a criminal offence now face deletion from the national DNA database after a landmark ruling by the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.

Dec 05 19:09

Nuclear Power Plant Data Leaked Via Virus-Infected PC, Posted on Net

Data on safety inspections of four Japanese nuclear power plants have been posted on the Internet, having apparently been leaked from a virus-infected personal computer of an employee of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the agency said Friday.

The leaked data include reports on inspections between 2000 and 2002 and data on the operational status of nuclear plants in Fukui, Niigata, Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures, according to the agency, a unit under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Dec 05 15:41

Buy and Hold Debunked: What You’re Broker Isn’t Telling You

I’m amazed at the amount of optimistic propaganda peddled by the mainstream media as well as major investment houses. Countless are their graphs and comparisons which claim that buying and holding stocks is the best way to grow capital. They tell you that the average return of the stock market is 10% and if you just wait things out, you’ll be OK.



Dec 05 14:51

Red Alert: Gold Backwardation!!!

December 2 is a landmark, because before that date the monetary system could have been saved by opening the U.S. Mint to gold. Now, given the fact of gold backwardation, it is too late. The last chance to avoid disaster has been missed. The proverbial last straw has broken the back of the camel.

Dec 05 14:32

Hillary Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Secretary of State

Ineligibility Clause of Constitution Prohibits Clinton Appointment

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

According to the Ineligibility Clause of the United States Constitution, no member of Congress can be appointed to an office that has benefited from a salary increase during the time that Senator or Representative served in Congress. A January 2008 Executive Order signed by President Bush during Hillary Clinton's current Senate term increased the salary for Secretary of State, thereby rendering Senator Clinton ineligible for the position.

Specifically, Article I, section 6 of the U.S. Constitution provides "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time." The provision is seen by most as designed by our Founding Fathers to protect against corruption.

Former President Richard Nixon circumvented this constitutional provision after appointing former Ohio Senator William Saxbe to the position of Attorney General. The Nixon administration managed to force legislation through Congress to reduce the salary for the position of Attorney General to the level that existed prior to Senator Saxbe's appointment. This scheme, known thereafter as "The Saxbe Fix," was also used to allow Senator Lloyd Bentsen to assume the position of Treasury Secretary under President Clinton.

"The Saxbe Fix" may reduce the salary of Secretary of State to previous levels, but it does not affect what is a clear constitutional prohibition. It cannot change the fact that the salary had been increased while Senator Clinton served in Congress. (President Ronald Reagan reportedly did not appoint Senator Orrin Hatch to the Supreme Court because of this provision.) Simply put, the Constitution does not provide for a legislative remedy for the Ineligibility Clause.

"There's no getting around the Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, so Hillary Clinton is prohibited from serving in the Cabinet until at least 2013, when her current term expires," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "Barack Obama should select someone who is eligible for the position of Secretary of State and save the country from a constitutional battle over Hillary Clinton's confirmation. No public official who has taken the oath to support and defend the Constitution should support this appointment. And aside from the constitutional issue, Hillary Clinton's long track record of corruption makes her a terrible choice to serve as the nation's top diplomat."

Dec 05 14:22

Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis

One of those convicted was the grandson of a Holocaust survivor.

Dec 05 14:20

Senate vote will give Clinton legal remedy

US Senate prepares legal remedy to clear Hillary Clinton's nomination

"Washington, Dec.4 : The US Senate is reported to have come up with a legal remedy that will allow it to circumvent the Constitution and clear the nomination of Senator Hillary Clinton as the country's next Secretary of State.

According to Politico, the Democrats are readying legislation that could be acted on as soon as next week to pave the way for Clinton's confirmation in Barack Obama's Cabinet. "



Lockerdome
Dec 05 13:48

Obama Power Play, Jumping the gun

Lexington
Jumping the gun

Dec 4th 2008
From The Economist print edition
Barack Obama’s first 100 days have already begun

"One of the most striking things about Barack Obama is that his 100 days seem to have already begun. Mr Obama repeatedly insists that America only has “one president at a time”. But since election day that “one president” seems to have been the junior senator from Illinois rather than the former governor of Texas.

Dec 05 08:24

Paul Craig Roberts: "Washington Arrogance Has Fomented a Muslim Revolution."

"In a government of law, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
Justice Louis Brandeis

Is Pakistan responsible for the Mumbai attack in India? No.

Is India’s repression of its Muslim minority responsible? No.

Dec 05 08:02

A Loud Silence - That's the response from the "antiwar" wing of the Democratic party to Obama's Iraq sellout

By Justin Raimondo

Is it really possible that President-elect Barack Obama intends to break his campaign promise to "end the war" in Iraq, and keep US troops in that country well beyond the sixteen month timetable for withdrawal he advocated during the campaign?

The answer, according to the New York Times, is a fairly certain yes:

"On the campaign trail, Senator Barack Obama offered a pledge that electrified and motivated his liberal base, vowing to "end the war" in Iraq.

Dec 05 07:51

KBR Sued for Giving Soldiers Ice with 'Traces of Body Fluids and Putrefied Remains'

The scandals for KBR just keep coming. The former Halliburton subsidiary responsible for the sexual assault of Jamie Leigh Jones and the accidental electrocution of a U.S. soldier is now subject of a class-action lawsuit for exposing employees to "unsafe water, food, and hazardous fumes" at the largest U.S. installation in Iraq.



Dec 05 07:48

Row over angry, penis-removing doctor

Doctors' unions in Romania have criticised a decision to make a surgeon pay £100,000 in damages after he lost his temper and hacked off a patient's penis during surgery.

Surgeon Naum Ciomu, who had been suffering from stress at the time, had been operating on patient Nelu Radonescu, 36, to correct a testicular malformation when he suddenly lost his temper.

Grabbing a scalpel, he sliced off the penis in front of shocked nursing staff, and then placed it on the operating table where he chopped it into small pieces before storming out of the operating theatre at Bucharest hospital.

Dec 05 07:35

Hundreds affected by cards scam

Two senior police officers are among hundreds of people in Edinburgh and West Lothian who have been victims of a card cloning scam.

Lothian and Borders Police and several banks are investigating the withdrawal of money from the accounts overseas.

It is believed that hand-held chip and pin card machines are being targeted by the criminals.

Police are warning retailers to watch for bogus workers who could be fitting the machines with skimming devices.

Dec 05 07:05

The Biggest Bubble of All: Long-term Treasuries?

I’m talking about long-term Treasuries — 10-year notes and 30-year bonds. They’re subject to all kinds of long-term risks — currency risk for foreign debt holders … inflation risk for domestic and foreign investors … and, if you believe the credit default swap market, even a wee bit of CREDIT risk.

Dec 05 07:04

Obama's War Cabinet

December 1 brought more disappointment but no surprises. Obama's national security appointees (like all his earlier ones) aren't "change to believe in" or what people expected for their votes. They're recycled establishment figures. Their agenda is business as usual, and they'll continue the same failed Bush administration policies at home and abroad. Washington's criminal class is bipartisan. Obama was chosen to lead it and is assembling a rogue team that's little different from the one it's replacing.



Dec 05 06:31

(Video/humor) Jon Stewart disects Bush performance in Charlie Gibson exit interview

Jon Stewart reviews President Bush's downright awful interview with Charlie Gibson and reflects on just how badly the man has ruined this country, and how he refuses to accept any responsibility for it all.

Dec 05 03:02

Survivalist business booms as economy flails

Survivalist business booms as economy flails

The Armchair Survivalist offers practical advice for surviving global economic meltdown

December 01, 2008: 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The Armchair Survivalist believes the nation is falling into chaos, and he wants to help.

He offers practical advice for dealing with riots, wars, natural disasters and food shortages, which he says are imminent because of the worldwide economic meltdown and the incoming Obama administration.

Dec 05 02:06

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

From The Sunday Times
November 30, 2008

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

The president-elect has to take a stand on Bush’s dark legacy

Andrew Sullivan

A small and largely unnoticed spat among the transition planners for the president-elect, Barack Obama, broke out last week. It was the first genuinely passionate debate among the Obamaites and it centres on a terribly difficult and terribly important decision that will be among the first that Obama has to make.

December 4, 2008

Dec 04 19:59

NEW WORLD ORDER BEING TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS!!!!



Dec 04 19:43

The U.S. Military as an Oil Acquisition Service

Conspiracy theorist: “A psychologically disturbed person who poses a danger to society by virtue of the fact that he frequently questions or refuses to accept the views or opinions of society’s authorities” – The consensus definition of ‘conspiracy theorist’ promoted by society’s authorities.

Dec 04 19:42

Lawmakers Dodd, Frank Warn Paulson May Not Get Second Half of TARP Money

John Brinsley and Alison Vekshin

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said he opposes giving the Bush administration the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue plan, joining Republicans upset with how it is being managed.

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Once a junkie, always a junkie.

Dec 04 19:39

Illegal Hordes Making America Unrecognizable

~~~~As always, my nemesis, Commandante Pedro writes gritty letters telling me how Mexico continues its reconquest of the United States. Pedro said, "Oh Mr. Frosty! Can't you see the writing on the wall? Don't you see the signs of the times? The politicians know who to kowtow and cater to. The White vote is irrelevant. That was proven on 11/04. We are the future; therefore it is our bottoms which must be kissed.

Dec 04 19:36

Are you smarter than a second grader from China?

This is TEST doable.

I did it. It took some thinking to get it done.

Do you have what it takes to beat it. If not, respond back with

I AM NOT SMARTER THAN A SECOND GRADER FROM CHINA.



Dec 04 18:21

Clinton scrambles to reduce campaign debt

With just weeks before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is scrambling to reduce massive campaign debt before federal ethics rules prohibit her from doing so.

This just has to be a sick joke. Bill must have more than enough left over from his drug lord ... oops I mean governor days in Mena Arkansas.

And, if that's not enough, Hills can always petition the Bush "gummermint" for a bailout check. They just give them away - a billion here, a lost 2.3 trillion there. Who cares? It's not their money.

Dec 04 12:24

If Bush pardons himself, it would be a stunning challenge to America's self-image as the upholder of law and freedom

Is George Bush preparing to give himself a presidential pardon? On first hearing, the idea sounds utterly incredible and outrageous. How can the head of a state in which respect for the law remains an active part of the national DNA even contemplate such an arbitrary and shameless act of apparent lawlessness? Amnesties and pardons of this kind are the stock-in-trade of tinpot dictators, not constitutional leaders. And yet ...

Dec 04 12:19

Chinese wealth fund turns back on western banks

China Investment Corporation is to put the brakes on making investments in western banks until governments come up with coherent policies to cope with the global economic downturn.

Lou Jiwei, the chairman of the sovereign wealth fund, said today: "Right now, we do not have the courage to invest in financial institutions. We have to wait for the time when there won't be massive collapses of financial institutions."

China had lost confidence in many financial institutions, Lou said, because foreign governments seemed to be changing their policies "every week".

Dec 04 10:25

New Securities Exchange Commission regulations fail miserably to address the real issues

Yesterday, the long awaited regulatory framework to rein in the Financial sector was announced. Not surprisingly, it did not address the most important issues hovering over the Economy and serves only to reinforce the hands off management style that has always been the trademark of this supposed Gatekeeper of Financial Sanity.



Owl 2
Dec 04 10:23

Oh, That's Nice.

Oh, that's nice.

The "freedom fighters", the Taliban and al Qaeda, that were administered for the CIA by the Pakistani ISI, who then became the "boogie men"of 911 so the U.S. & Israeli elite could insinuate themselves into cental asia and remap the middle east; and now that is done, we can throw Pakistan under the bus, break the country up piece-meal with India's help now that more al Qaeda "boogie men" have attacked India, who will set up their own police state with Israel's help and be the front line in the coming war with China.

Oh, that's nice.

Dec 04 09:45

Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users.

The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender's lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started.

Dec 04 08:20

Stop The Auto Bailout Campaign - Phase Three

The automakers have made another push for money, now asking for $34 billion when two weeks ago they only needed $25 billion. It's time once again to let our representatives we want to stop the madness.

Dec 04 07:51

Worm uses familiar brands to lure people

On Tuesday security vendor WebSense issued an alert warning that holiday coupon e-mails from familiar companies may be malicious code in disguise, in this case a mass-mailing e-mail worm.



Dec 04 07:48

Berlusconi plans to use G8 presidency to 'regulate the internet'

Italian president and media baron Silvio Berlusconi said today that he would use his country's imminent presidency of the G8 group to push for an international agreement to "regulate the internet".

Speaking to Italian postal workers, Reuters reports Berlusconi said: "The G8 has as its task the regulation of financial markets... I think the next G8 can bring to the table a proposal for a regulation of the internet."

Dec 04 07:26

GM, Chrysler May Accept Bankruptcy to Receive Bailout

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC executives are considering accepting a pre-arranged bankruptcy as the last-resort price of getting a multibillion-dollar government bailout, said a person familiar with their internal discussions.

Dec 04 07:24

Paulson shoots another arrow into the heart of the Economy

The announcement today of a deal reached between the U.S. Treasury and the moribund insurance giant, A.I.G. provides a very lucid insight in to the nefarious and destructive world of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as T.A.R.P..Not only have A.I.G. received $152 billion to date and subsequently reported a third quarter loss of $25 billion, now they are to be cleared of their obligation on $53 billion worth of toxic credit default swaps. U.S. taxpayers are now on the hook for $205 billion..

December 3, 2008

Dec 03 23:30

IDF preparing options for strike at Iran without US assent

The IDF is drawing up options for a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities that do not include coordination with the United States, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Iran's nuclear power plant in...

While its preference is to coordinate with the US, defense officials have said Israel is preparing a wide range of options for such an operation.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1227702421218&pagename=JPos...



Dec 03 22:11

Obama/ Bush/Clinton, 3-in-one Presidency

Obama’s National Security Team: Minions of the New World Order

President elect Barack Obama made choices today for “a broad and diverse team” in Chicago, reports the Associated Press. Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, former Gen. James Jones, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Susan Rice “round” out this “change” team which is, of course, not change but a seamless transition between the Bush neocons and Obama’s decidedly neoliberal choices.

Obama announces Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.

Dec 03 21:31

St. Louis City Leader Says Police Ineffective, Tells Residents to Get Armed

A St. Louis city leader frustrated with the police response to rising crime called Tuesday on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property.

Dec 03 14:41

Iraq bids to stop Christie's sale of ancient earrings

Jane Arraf | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor | December 4, 2008 edition

Experts say the market for antiquities in New York and London has been saturated with a stream of looted goods. The neo-Assyrian earrings, though, would be among the most high-profile Iraqi objects offered for sale in recent years.

Dec 03 09:43

UK food and energy prices are rising twice as fast as those in Europe, report finds

Power and food bills in the UK are rising at twice the rate they are in the European Union.

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development yesterday showed that British bills surged at the fastest rate of any EU nation in October.

Energy costs rose by 24.2 per cent compared with the same time last year, the OECD said.

That was twice the gain in Finland, which recorded the second highest rate of power price inflation.

And UK grocery bills gained 10.1 per cent, a rate matched only by Finland.



Owl 3
Dec 03 09:38

India's Wondering, 'If the U.S. Can Bomb Pakistan, Why Can't We?'

I think it would be better for India to wonder, "If Pakistan was the U.S. ally against the Russians helping to equip and train the taliban and al Qaeda, and was it its ally in the "war on terror", but Pakistan now being thrown under the bus and destroyed; could this happen to India as well?"

Dec 03 09:24

Private jobs and services slump show recession toll

Private employers slashed an unexpectedly high 250,000 jobs in November, the most in seven years, while the service sector that powers most of the economy posted its worst slump on record.

Dec 03 09:22

Detroit's New Bill: $34 Billion

GM, Ford, and Chrysler present plans for an overhaul as the worst-hit automakers issue a dire warning if help isn't forthcoming

Dec 03 09:20

Bailout Report Card--A Failing Grade and a Frightening Outlook for 2009

The United States government has been in non-stop bailout mode for the last three months. How has it done? How has the nation’s economy been impacted if at all? Here’s a report card.



Taboola
Dec 03 05:14

Somalia: Another CIA-Backed Coup Blows Up

Up until a month ago, no one in the Bush administration showed the least bit of interest in the incidents of piracy off the coast of Somalia. Now that's all changed and there's talk of sending in the Navy to patrol the waters off the Horn of Africa and clean up the pirates hideouts. Why the sudden about-face? Could it have something to do with the fact that the Ethiopian army is planning to withdrawal all of its troops from Mogadishu by the end of the year, thus, ending the failed two year US-backed occupation of Somalia?

Dec 03 04:56

Mumbai Attacks: Piecing Together the Story

There is a torrent of information and analysis on the recent attacks in Mumbai, but much of the story is nowhere to be seen in the American mainstream media. Here's a guide to what you might have missed:

What happened?

Saikat Datta of Outlook India writes that by mid-September, Indian agencies knew that the attack would come from the sea, and by mid-November they knew that the Taj hotel would be targeted. And yet the attacks still happened. A blow-by-blow account of how the plan to attack Mumbai by sea was hatched and executed.

Dec 03 00:14

The Federal Reserve Bank – it’s not what you think

Another thing not commonly known is that at the beginning of our country there was no income tax at all. We didn’t have nor did we need an income tax until we got the bankers got into the government picture. The income tax was only needed to pay interest to the bankers for our money that they loan to our government.

Dec 03 00:09

Please, look at the facts before it’s too late – we are not causing the planet to warm

The sun is really the dictator of what happens to temperature on earth, not whether we drive SUVs or keep our homes cool in summer and warm in winter. If anyone doubts this, a simple Google search will reveal a plethora of scientific studies to this effect.

Dec 03 00:06

10 false flags operations that shaped our world

From Nero to 9/11, via Pearl Harbour and the Gulf of Tonkin incident... Joe Crubaugh provides an "all time greatest hits" of false flag operations, whereby one scenario is repeated... as the world keeps falling for the same lie.

Dec 03 00:05

More evidence of CIA-backed syndicate involvement in Mumbai attacks

Under pressure from Washington, this past May Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani cut a secret deal with the United States and India to turn over to Delhi a number of residents of Pakistan wanted by India for terrorism. One of those included in the deal was the CIA’s erstwhile asset, Mumbai-born Dawood Ibrahim, a veteran of CIA operations in Afghanistan during the mujahedin war against the Soviets.

December 2, 2008

Dec 02 17:35

Clintons' unprosecuted W.H. crimes

Joe Mariani

The Clinton Legacy: In Answer to Mr. Stensrud
July 30, 2003

"People often disagree with my view of Mr Bill Clinton as a good president, but the only reason they can think of is the scandal and his impeachment. I ask for something else, but there is nothing they can think so, mainly because you'd have to search hard to find something else."
Matthew Stensrud - The Republicans - What They've Done WRONG

Dec 02 13:47

Washington Post Columnist Advocates Abolishing the Second Amendment

"Now, let's not start screaming about the Second Amendment. To begin with, the amendment should be abolished -- a sensible interpretation of the amendment is that it was written to allow the people to raise a militia for protection and to hunt for food. Clearly no one needs to raise a militia these days, and those who hunt for a living can be licensed to do so."

I disagree. Let's start screaming about the Second Amendment.

Dec 02 13:43

Israeli Company Developing Behavioral Screening -- The Future of Airport Security?

Several Israeli-based technology companies are developing detection systems that pick up signs of emotional strain, a psychological red flag that a passenger may intend to commit an act of terror. Speedier and less intrusive than metal detectors, these systems may eventually restore some efficiency to the airplane boarding process.

Dec 02 07:52

China reveals 300,000 children were made ill by tainted milk

Nearly 300,000 children were made sick and six may have been killed by milk tainted with the toxic plastic melamine, Beijing has said in a major revision of numbers of those affected by China's worst recent health scare.

...but melamine in US baby formula is safe. Really.

Dec 02 07:20

Iceland Crisis Sends Viking Descendants Back to Norway for Jobs

Almost 1,200 years after Viking chief Ingolfur Arnarson left Norway to found Reykjavik, the crisis engulfing Iceland is forcing his descendants home.

Dec 02 07:18

U.S. May Be in for ‘Great Recession,’ Longest Postwar

The U.S. economy, now officially in recession, may be in the midst of the longest slump in the post- World War II era as job losses mount and credit dries up.

Dec 02 07:16

Recession, Rate Cuts and Stocks: Why This Time It's Different

On a day when the National Bureau of Economic Research says the current recession is both official and a full year old and the Federal Reserve Chairman says he's willing to cut interest rates from an already rock-bottom 1 percent, the contrarian in me expected to see at least a few folks start shouting "Buy!"

Dec 02 07:11

Justice needs to be served in 2009

We are nearing the end of what could arguably be called a reign of terror instigated by the ruling oligarchy in Washington, sustained by a supine Congress and which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Unilateral War, indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, torture, detention camps, perversion of Justice and the abrogation of almost every international treaty regarding human rights have been carried out in the name of the "War on Terror". Who's going to prison ?

Dec 02 07:07

November one of the coldest and wettest in Augusta history

Heavy weekend rainfall across Georgia-Carolina has many thinking, 'what drought?'

This weekend's heavy rain combined with heavy rain about two weeks ago has made this November one of the wettest months of November ever recorded in Augusta.

But it wasn't just rain that made history this month. November 2008 will also go down in the record books as one of the coldest ever in Augusta.

Dec 02 07:03

November in the record books

SUMMER has come to Perth in the nicest possible way - a mild 25 degrees well below the 40-plus temperatures that mugged locals last year.

A prediction of average summer heat was more welcome news for West Australians, who have experienced what the Bureau of Meteorology said was one of the coldest, wettest Novembers on record.

The below-average temperatures saw the city post its first November without a 30-degree day since 1964.

"Since 1897, only five Novembers had previously had no days of 30 degrees or above,'' Mr Relf said.

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