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"The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." -- Congressman Larry P. McDonald, November 1975, from the introduction to a book titled The Rockefeller File.

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November 28, 2008

Nov 28 18:23

Study Finds Link Between Red Wine, Letting Mother Know What You Really Think

Subsequent tests revealed that, if the wine is consumed prior to dinner or on an empty stomach, the benefits are increased nearly tenfold.

Nov 28 09:59

From Within Our Own Government Powerful Forces Confront Obama.

I make no pretense of my outspokenness. I make no contentions, as I neither voted for Barack Obama or John McCain. I protested the process with a clear-conscience vote for Mark Twain, exactly as I said I would.

I have only slowly grown to value the opportunities the Obama Presidency present. He will have a chance to grab at the brass ring.

I make no bones about the prissy yes-men Obama has thus far recruited for his cabinet. Not one of them is legitimate. Not one of them, other than Paul Volcker, impresses me.

Nov 28 09:44

Blu-ray uptake could be stalled by recession

BLU-Ray won the format wars, but it hasn't taken off – and now there are fears a recession could stall its progress even further.

A scarcity of cheap Blu-ray video players combined with the effects of a recession are expected to delay take-up of the new, high-definition disc format in Europe, according to media research firm Screen Digest.

"A shortage of cheaper Blu-ray players means that the sub-$US300 ($465) machines that are already appearing on US shelves are unlikely to materialize in Europe this Christmas," Screen Digest analyst Richard Cooper said in a report.

Nov 28 09:41

Lycos Europe To Shut Down After Failing To Find Buyer

It’s the end of the road. After putting itself on the auction block in April, Lycos Europe has finally conceded what had become increasingly clear - no-one wants to buy the ailing portal. So it confirmed Wednesday morning it will wind up its portal and its web hosting activities.


Nov 28 09:31

Mumbai attacks: Cops hunt 'Indian Obama'

Huh?

Nov 28 09:25

Shipping continues it's downward plunge

"Capesize Vessels" weigh from 175,000 tons to 400,000 tons and count as some of the largest craft in the World. They typically carry raw materials such as Iron ore, Steel, Coal and other raw commodities. Where you used to pay up to $230,000 per day to rent one, now you can have one for a measly $2800 per day. Lloyds even reported yesterday that one Capesize vessel was going for $1000 per day.

Nov 28 09:04

Airbus jet crashes on test flight

Two people have been killed and five others are missing after an Airbus A320 jet crashed during a test flight after maintenance work, officials have said.

The plane went into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France near Perpignan with two Germans and five New Zealanders on board.

Two bodies have been recovered and search crews are looking for the jet's data recorders and the missing people.

The plane was leased by Germany's XL Airways from Air New Zealand.

Nov 28 08:51

Water vapour discovered on Saturn's moon

Huge plumes of water vapour and ice particles are bursting out from Saturn's moon Enceladus at supersonic speeds in a way that strongly suggests they come from liquid water down below the icy surface, scientists have said.

The research, published in the journal Nature, offers new evidence that the moon may harbor an underground ocean of water, meaning conditions might exist that could support life, even if only microbial organisms.


Nov 28 08:41

Putin Urges Calm As India Readies Nuclear Forces

Russian Foreign Ministry sources are reporting that Prime Minister Putin has telephoned India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to react to the attacks upon his Mumbai with ‘calm’ after being informed by Singh that he has invoked India’s National Security Act which puts their Nuclear Forces on ‘full alert’.

Nov 28 08:29

India points finger of blame at Pakistan

India pointed a finger on Friday at Pakistani-linked "elements" for the deadly attacks in Mumbai, raising the prospect of a breakdown in the nuclear-armed rivals' peace efforts.

Nov 28 07:54

Flashback: How Did Mossad Know the London Bombings Were Going to Happen?

...the Mossad office in London received advance notice about the attacks, but only six minutes before the first blast...


Nov 28 06:59

(Video) Mumbai- A CIA/Mossad Job? (Humor with a serious message)

If you're offended by a few four letter words, don't watch this video from FKN News.

November 27, 2008

Nov 27 19:09

Iraqi parliament OKs US troops for 3 more years

The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq's parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

Nov 27 18:32

Bones

It is generally considered a courtesy for a newly inaugurated President to overlook any sins of the past incumbent in the interests of 'looking ahead' and in the knowledge that the same good manners will be repeated after his/her own end of term.

The most extreme example of this was Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon after the latter's ignominious resignation. Arguably necessary for the health of the nation after its 'long nightmare', it was nevertheless handled badly, and Ford paid a price by becoming a one-term President.

Nov 27 15:52

Israel's staged Entebbe, terrorist group enabler

[Well organized, military operations such as is happening in India now, certainly appear to happen with outside international expertise.]

BRITS SAY ISRAEL STAGED 1976 HIJACKING
Famed Israeli Raid on Entebbe Airport Culminated Shin Bet-Staged Hijacking Plot
By Mark Glenn

"Along with the United States and Britain, Israel has a long and well-established history of assisting individuals and groups said to be responsible for acts of terrorism since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.

Nov 27 08:35

Obama needs to tell it like it really is.

For the last few months now we have seen the unfolding of the inevitable result of monetary deregulation, unbridled and insane speculation, cover ups by the mainstream Media and lastly, the specter of hope and change as embodied in the new President Elect, Barack Obama. Does the latter have the ability to turn around decades of carpetbagger capitalism and bring the power back to the people ?

November 26, 2008

Nov 26 22:25

Volcker's Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many

Today Economist Is Credited With Defeating Inflation

By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 27

"Without Paul Volcker's toughness and guts, we may never have broken the grip of rising inflation and declining productivity that plagued the United States during the 1970s," Arthur Levitt Jr., former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, wrote in the foreword of Treaster's book. Levitt noted that at the time he was mocked when he tried to defend Volcker's actions.

Nov 26 19:34

Ruthlessly dedicated to the preservation of whatever.

IN this age where terrorism, false flags, the end of the financial system, and trillions of dollars all can come up within a single article without shocking a single reader, one has to wonder, by what measure might we see life jump back out of the fast lane before, or after, the bloody, fatal crash everyone seems to be predicting, coming from one source or another, as it most assuredly is?

Nov 26 18:33

Intelligence chiefs were expecting Al-Qaeda spectacular

Western intelligence services have been expecting an al-Qaeda spectacular terrorist attack in this crucial period between the end of President George Bush’s administration and the succession of Barack Obama.

Signals intelligence “chatter” in recent weeks indicated that Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organisation might be plotting an attack “to grab the headlines” before Mr Obama takes over in the White House on January 20.

British security and intelligence sources said there had been increasing concern, particularly in the United States, that a “terrorist spectacular” was on the cards.

Nov 26 18:31

Mumbai Attacks To Be Blamed On Pakistan?

Coordinated attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital, which have killed up to a hundred people and injured hundreds more, are likely to be blamed on a terrorist organization linked to the Pakistani ISI, providing further justification for controversial U.S. bombings inside Pakistani territory and heightened rhetoric against Pakistan on behalf of President elect Barack Obama.

Nov 26 17:23

Video - Cenk Uygur (theyoungturks.com) explains how the mainstream media actually works

Basically by kissing ass. Cenk shows with examples from Chris Matthew's show how media talking heads suck up to those in power and downplay or ignore the negative stories about politicians. Their main objective being to maintain their influence and access to prominent politicians, not to tell their audiences the truth about what is actually going on.

Nov 26 13:54

Buy Nothing Christmas


Nov 26 11:35

The White House War on Hanukkah!

Nov 26 08:47

Obama’s odious entourage

Disappointment follows disappointment with each ‘new’ face, but there is a sort of silver lining.

Yes, we mustn’t expect too much. We all know it is the establishment that comes first in United States politics. Obama’s presidency could easily be sabotaged by the powers that put him there.

Nov 26 08:32

Fed unveils $800 billion plan to em... ah... whatever.

"Fed unveils $800 billion plan to bolster lending, housing"
This headline adorns the front pages of newspapers this evening. Is it just me or is the Fed getting these plans from cereal boxes at the White House breakfast ? Two or three pieces of cardboard and plastic for Henry and team to assemble in to something before another gruelling day of getting rid of all the money before the other guy takes office in January.

Nov 26 08:31

Problem bank list keeps growing

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Tuesday that the number of firms on its so-called problem bank list grew to 117 during the second quarter - its highest level since the middle of 2003. There were 90 banks on the problem list in the first quarter.


Nov 26 07:20

Maybe Ralph Nader was right: "Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street."

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

By Robert Scheer

Maybe Ralph Nader was right in predicting that the same Wall Street hustlers would have a lock on our government no matter which major party won the election. I hate to admit it, since it wasn’t that long ago that I heatedly challenged Nader in a debate on this very point.

Nov 26 07:15

Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment, including the water we drink. Unwittingly taken into the body over many years, arsenic can result in lung, bladder and skin cancers, as well as heart disease, diabetes and neurological damage.

Nov 26 07:12

FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In US Infant Formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

Nov 26 01:18

For economy's sake, Pelosi needs to push for impeachment now

Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s ineffectiveness became clear the day she became Speaker of the House and immediately announced that there would be no impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney.

Guided by politics, she said leading investigations into just how much the Bush administration did – and did wrong – would be divisive. What she didn’t express was her worry that too many Democrats faced elimination from the House if they took on the difficult task of proving who knew what, when.



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November 25, 2008

Nov 25 13:32

Don't Suppress Carter (or the Opportunities for Middle East Peace)

Pandering is what Barack Obama perfected in his address right after the Denver nomination to the AIPAC convention. During his trip to Israel-Palestine, he refused to comment on the plight of the occupied Palestinians or the humanitarian crisis in encircled Gaza that over the past year's strife has produced Gazan civilian casualties at a rate of over 400 times those inflicted on Israeli civilians.

Nov 25 13:18

Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally

A report just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine (Arch Intern Med. 2008;168[21]:2302-2303) reaches a startling conclusion. Breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian counties after women there began getting mammograms every two years. In fact, according to background information in the study, the start of screening mammography programs throughout Europe has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer.

Nov 25 08:28

Bailout - Treasury Secretary Paulson Threatened Reps with Martial Law

Now, Senator Inhofe, speaking on KFAQ radio station in Tulsa, has confirmed who it was that issued this threat. The interview host Pat Campbell asked Infhofe, "Somebody in D.C. was feeding you guys quite a story prior to the bailout, a story that if we didn't do this we were going to see something on the scale of the depression, there were people talking about martial law being instituted, civil unrest. Who was feeding you guys this stuff?"

Nov 25 08:23

CitiGroup's destructive potential still poses a systemic threat.

Yesterday's handing over of yet more taxpayer money to CitiGroup has temporarily avoided a truly systemic breakdown of the world banking system but, as always, the real problems have not been addressed and the inevitable collapse has just been delayed.


Nov 25 06:53

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet By Mike Whitney

So how will Geithner and Summers deal with the problems they'll be facing just two months from now?

They'll do whatever they need to do to stabilize the financial system and to get consumers spending again. That means at least another $2 trillion added to the ballooning national debt and some extremely dodgy ways of getting liquidity into the system.(With the Fed Funds rate already at 1 percent, monetary policy is limited)

Larry Summers, who will serve as Obama's chief economics advisor, summed up his plan like this to Bloomberg News:

Nov 25 06:16

Bad bosses may damage your heart

Staff Writer BBC Health

Inconsiderate bosses not only make work stressful, they may also increase the risk of heart disease for their employees, experts believe.

A Swedish team found a strong link between poor leadership and the risk of serious heart disease and heart attacks among more than 3,000 employed men.

November 24, 2008

Nov 24 22:58

And You Thought 1931 Was Bad for the Market

The S.& P. 500 has lost more than a third of its value in a calendar year only twice before, both during the Great Depression. It fell 41.9 percent in 1931, and 38.6 percent in 1937. The worst post-Depression year, until now, was 1974, when the index fell 29.7 percent amid the worst postwar recession the country has yet seen.

But this year, the index is down 45.5 percent.

Nov 24 21:59

Obama Cabinet Picks: A Who’s Who of Establishment Insiders

Timothy F. Geithner
Obama Cabinet Position: Treasury Secretary
Political Party: Democrat
Career: Ford Foundation, Kissinger and Associates (Major Lobbying Firm), IMF, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Under Secretary of Treasury under Larry Summers and Robert Rubin.
Member: Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission
Notable Events: In 2007, he brokered the sale of Bear Stearns to JP Morgan using taxpayer money.



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Nov 24 20:50

Dollar Collapse Has Begun

Thirty days ago, I predicted the dollar's collapse within a month. I believe that time is now, as the dollar index has broken downwards from the bearish wedge it has been forming over the last six months:

Nov 24 20:42

Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S.

A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.

Nov 24 18:33

Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine

This seems insane but I may be wrong.


Nov 24 17:21

The Bailout Surge

We must remember that governments do not produce anything. Their only resources come from producers in the economy through such means as inflation and taxation. The government has an obligation to be good stewards of these resources. In bailing out failing companies, they are confiscating money from productive members of the economy and giving it to failing ones.

Nov 24 12:57

Citibank Scam: Why is the U.S. Bailing Out an United Arab Emirates Owned Bank?

The nation's biggest banking firm counts as one of its top stakeholders Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

As of last year, the prince owned more than $3 billion in Citigroup shares through his company, Kingdom Holding Company. In January, he was one of eight investors to buy a total of $12.5 billion in Citigroup securities.

Nov 24 12:45

GM crops 'to be grown in secret'

Trials could also be conducted away from the public in the Government's Porton Down military research site in Salisbury, Wiltshire, it is claimed.

There are currently no GM food trials underway in the country and the more than 50 that have been conducted since 2000 have been affected by vandalism.

Nov 24 06:28

The Bailout's Hubris to Nowhere

I awoke this morning with a question in my mind that seemed important. I noted it.

I then read about the $20bn overnight bailout of Citigroup Bank.

My overnight question nagged me more for an answer.

Nov 24 05:29

Obama Would Put Thru a Peace Deal Tomorrow If Not for the American Jewish Community'--MJ Rosenberg

Today's conference at New York's Central Synagogue on Jews uniting against the war—six years after it matters—was remarkable for two things: the soulsearching over the Israel/Palestine issue, which represents real progress after years of denial that the occupation had anything to do with the Iraq war, and indeed denial that there is an Israel lobby and we're part of it, and secondly for fine speeches by Elizabeth Holtzman and MJ Rosenberg. I'll leave till tomorrow a report on the conferees’ sometimes-honorable efforts to come to their senses about the wicked occupation of Palestine.

November 23, 2008

Nov 23 22:16

German False Flag in Kosovo

Germany declined to comment on on Saturday on reports that three Germans arrested on suspicion of throwing explosives at an EU office in Kosovo were intelligence officers.

Nov 23 22:10

Why Obama's Economic Program Will Collapse

Obama wasn't kidding when deferred to FDR as an economic guide. Roosevelt was an unmitigated economic disaster. His economic program of trying to maintain money wages and prices was a formula for mass unemployment. Nevertheless, the brilliant Mr Obama sees it otherwise: hence his dangerous proposal for public works of the Roosevelt kind plus his ridiculous promise to create 2.5 million jobs.

Nov 23 20:09

Kernel vulnerability found in Vista

A flaw in Vista's networking has been found that can crash the system, but no fix is expected until the next service pack

A flaw has been found in Windows Vista that could allow rootkits to be hidden or denial-of-service attacks to be executed on computers using the operating system.

The vulnerability was found by Thomas Unterleitner of Austrian security company Phion and was announced Friday. Unterleitner told ZDNet UK on Friday that Phion told Microsoft about the flaw in October but that he understood a fix would only be issued in the next Vista service pack.


Nov 23 20:06

Green Obama’s official limo is a gas guzzler

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however.

The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.

Nov 23 19:57

UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour

Severe weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for much of the south east of England, the east of England, the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with the freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall prompting fears of traffic chaos.

The heaviest snowfall was in Aberdeen, where 14 centimetres (5.5ins) of snow fell between Saturday and Sunday.

Norfolk and Lincolnshire were the most affected places in England, with up to five centimetres (2.4 ins) falling in just one hour.

Nov 23 18:20

The ‘Good War’ Isn’t Worth Fighting

NY Times Op-Ed Contributor | Transitions | RORY STEWART
Published: November 22, 2008

"We invaded [Afghanistan] intending to attack Al Qaeda and provide development assistance."

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Rory Stewart is full of it as he makes the case Afghanstan is a lost cause.

Afghanistan is a lost cause because there is no possible way to put a pipeline through Afghanistan's rugged interior terrain and then protect it from attack.

Eat your heart out NY Times. You read it here first on What Really Happened.

Nov 23 17:37

Paying The Toll

Staff Writer - Worcester Business Journal

It’s time for the state — including its residents and politicians — to get practical about the current financial crisis. The Big Dig was an ill-thought-out graft fest and we’re all going to pay the price one way or another.

But the issue has become murky as the Turnpike Authority gave preliminary approval for hikes in and around Boston, including doubling the tolls to $7 on the two tunnels into Boston. Not surprisingly, outrage to the hike has spread like wildfire.

Gas It Up



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Nov 23 17:14

Government loses 53 computers in a year

The government has lost 53 laptop or desktop computers in the year since HMRC mislaid two discs containing the details of 25 million people.

Government departments also lost 30 mobile phones, 36 Blackberries, four disc drives and four memory sticks.

"But ID card are perfectly safe - really!"

Nov 23 16:30

John F. Kennedy vs The Federal Reserve

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business.

Nov 23 16:28

End The Fed Rally Draws Thousands Around the Country, Few Seem to Notice

You would think that a 39 city protest involving thousands of people might warrant a national wire story, maybe a mention on cable news, but no. Reporters don't understand the issue and therefore they ignore it. Of course this can be said for most of the important issues that affect people's lives. Hence we get wall-to-wall coverage of the Obama daughter's educational preferences. Fiddling while Rome burns seems almost understated.

Nov 23 16:26

Angry Americans protest against U.S. monetary policy

Today is National End The Fed day, and a number of U.S. citizens concerned with the country’s fiscal policy have gathered in 39 cities nationwide at each Federal Reserve building saying that they are sick and tired of being robbed.


Nov 23 12:07

White extremists lash out over election of first black president. The KKK's turnaround is acutely evident - 200+ hate related incidents reported since Nov. 4 election

The potential for damage from exploiting apparent racials divisions created by such a divisive media campaign could be devastating to the country: pitting newly disenfranchised angry whites against historically disenfranchise angry minorities.

Nov 23 10:02

With Friends like Howard Zinn who needs enemies?

Talk about defeat before putting up a fight - for truth that is - 911 truth. Here's a new reason not to pursue 911 truth - because it doesn't matter so you shouldn't care.

Nov 23 08:53

Valley Girls: Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki

By Maggie Shiels
Technology Reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley

"I really like people and I really like sick people," said Ms Wojcicki.

"It's a really acute moment in someone's life and you want to help them. I have always been interested in health care and doing something that is dramatic."

Ms Avey is similarly motivated and was inspired to do good by her parents.

"I grew up in South Dakota where my dad was a Lutheran minister and my mom was a nurse," she said.

Nov 23 08:53

How To Deal With Pirates (American, not Somalian)

The Wall Street Journal offered an article yesterday on How to Fight pirates. It reported how, in the late 18th century and early 19th Century, Moroccan pirates-- Barbary pirates-- were attacking American ships and kidnapping their crews, holding the crews and the goods on board for ransom. In 1785, the Pasha of Morocco demanded a million bucks, ten percent of the fledgling USA's national budget, for protection. Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson had no alternative. For at least a decade, for lack of a navy and support from other nations to fight back, the US paid those ransoms.



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Nov 23 08:35

UBS loses favour with angry Swiss

Staff Writer BBC

Using Switzerland's system of direct democracy, he has collected the required 100,000 signatures to hold a nationwide referendum to end, as he puts it, "the corporate rip off."

His proposal would forbid golden handshakes, bonuses would be performance related, and excessive salaries banned.

Perhaps luckily for Swiss business leaders, it will be a year or so before this goes to the vote - because given the current national mood, if the polling stations opened tomorrow, Mr Minder's idea would be a shoo in.

Nov 23 06:09

Why Bush Can’t Allow Habeas Corpus – And Why we Need to Leave Afghanistan

The whole rationale for our war in Afghanistan probably would be exposed to the world as the farce that it is if the Bush administration allowed its “War on Terror” prisoners to use the writ of habeas corpus to challenge their detentions. That appears to be a major reason, if not the major reason, why the Bush administration has for several years fought tooth and nail to deny its prisoners the habeas corpus rights that are guaranteed under our Constitution.

November 22, 2008

Nov 22 22:00

The Original 9/11, Except it was on 9/16

Aftermath of the explosion that killed dozens of people in New York's financial district on September 16, 1920, when a horse wagon loaded with dynamite and iron sash weights blew up in front of the J.P. Morgan bank at 23 Wall Street.

Nov 22 19:05

Bush regime has nationalized nearly 100 banks so far

We've now identified 95 banks that have been picked to sell preferred stock to the Treasury Department as part of its plan to inject new capital directly into financial institutions to strengthen their balance sheets and stimulate lending.

Nov 22 19:00

Events Turning Violent In Iceland

"I've just had enough of this whole thing," said Gudrun Jonsdottir, a 36-year-old office worker.

"I don't trust the government, I don't trust the banks, I don't trust the political parties, and I don't trust the IMF. We had a good country here and they've ruined it."

Nov 22 17:20

How Many Clinton Retreads Does It Take to Screw Up an Obama Administration?

Now, there is a virtual one-stop shop for anyone interested in Obama’s prescription for change. Written by Jeremy Scahill, this piece titled, “This Is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House” details all the people posed to shape Obama’s foreign policy.

Nov 22 17:02

Buy One Dodge Ram get one Free

The title says it all...

Nov 22 17:01

Family racked by CIA coverup

Former Poquoson resident Gloria Luttig learned this week that her daughter's and granddaughter's deaths were shrouded by a CIA cover-up.

Nov 22 12:21

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

On the night of November 22, 1910, a group of newspaper reporters stood disconsolately in the railway station at Hoboken, New Jersey. They had just watched a delegation of the nation's leading financiers leave the station on a secret mission. It would be years before they discovered what that mission was, and even then they would not understand that the history of the United States underwent a drastic change after that night in Hoboken.

Nov 22 12:18

Federal Reserve Notes VS. United States Notes

There is no reason for any free people to have to make interest payments on the printing of their own money! Abe Lincoln and John F. Kennedy both had United States Notes issued in order to save the American People a fortune in interest payments that shouldn't even exist in the first place

Nov 22 12:08

'War criminal Bush' blamed for worldwide crises

PROTESTERS have demanded that US President George W Bush get out of Peru where he is attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, blaming him for the world economic crisis.

Nov 22 09:51

WAS THERE A CONSPIRACY IN THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY?

Yes
98% (2887 votes)
No
1% (22 votes)
Not sure
2% (51 votes)
Total votes: 2960
Nov 22 08:11

Zinn: 9/11 Truth Is For “Fanatics”, Has “No Practical Political Significance”

Just days after left-wing anti-war icon Howard Zinn told an audience that he didn’t care if 9/11 was an inside job, he has repeated the sentiment, stating that questions regarding the attacks have “no practical political significance” and that 9/11 truth activists are “fanatics” who are wasting their time.

During a lecture at UQAM university in Montréal, Zinn was once again asked if he would support a new 9/11 investigation.

Zinn responded:

Nov 22 07:41

"Continuity" Died Today Jim Kirwan

"Barring last minute changes, the nominee for Treasury Secretary will be NY Fed President Tim Geithner -- a career Treasury official under both Bob Rubin and Larry Summers -- who actually had worked at the Treasury in three administrations under five Secretaries -- going back to 1988.

Geithner has been a key player in the current economic crisis -- helping Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and his team, manage the wall street bailout.

Nov 22 07:31

It's beginning to look a lot like Clinton, everywhere you go?

Can you feel the change, oh Bama woowoos?

Nov 22 06:06

Democrats to automakers: Prove you can repay $25 billion

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in Congress called on Detroit's automakers Friday to submit "credible" financial plans to lawmakers by Dec. 2 for spending up to $25 billion in government money, including vows for "significant sacrifices" by top executives.

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Read the article. It's a fraud. There is already $75 billion in federal money in the pipeline for these private boondoggles.

Congress is just ramping up a sales pitch to excuse itself on the ground that these companies are too big to fail.

Nov 22 05:00

Hairspray linked to birth defect

Health Staff Writer BBC

Boys born to women exposed to hairspray in the workplace may have a higher risk of being born with a genital defect.

Imperial College London scientists talked to women who had babies with hypospadias, where the urinary tract is found away from the penis.

They reported that hairspray exposure more than doubled the risk.

"My advice has long been that women who are planning a pregnancy should avoid (or at least minimise) use of cosmetics, body creams/lotions etc, especially in the first three months of pregnancy.

November 21, 2008

Nov 21 11:27

US contractors lose immunity in Iraq security deal

"In the future, contractors and grantees can expect to be fully subject to Iraqi criminal and civil laws and to the procedures of the Iraqi judicial system," the official said, adding that contractors faced similar situations in all other areas of the world, including in Afghanistan.

Nov 21 08:38

[Video] Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton, Canada

No-one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No-one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets. And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes; and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us.

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Nov 21 08:25

This Is Not A Normal Recession: Moving on to Plan B.

The global economy is being sucked into a black hole and most Americans have no idea why. The whole problem can be narrowed down to two words; "structured finance".

Nov 21 08:21

S&P 500 Crashes Through Bear Market Low! Housing Heads South!

Yesterday was a historic day for the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunged by 6.7% to 752.44. The bear market low of October 2002 was 768.63 — and we sliced through it like a hot knife through butter.

Nov 21 07:39

Quarterly Data Confirms Hedge Funds Exited Stocks In A Big Way

If you pay attention to the stock market then you've probably heard about the problems in hedge fund land. For the past few months each day is filled with headlines about how much one fund lost and how another is being closed completely, and still others are pulling money out of the market. On Friday, we got a small glimpse on how bad things are getting.

Nov 21 07:37

IMF Needs Its Own Rescue Package Now

Turkey is reported to be in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a $40 billion loan. Very shortly, the Baltic States and at least a dozen developing countries will be filing for IMF handouts. But how will the venerable lender of last resort fund itself?

Nov 21 06:34

(VIDEO)Historian Howard Zinn challenged by truth activists in Montreal

After viewing the disappointing and disrespectful comments made by Howard Zinn on 09/10/08 in Colorado, responding to a request for help in spreading 9/11 awareness, Howard Zinn expresses that he does not care about accountability and justice for the 9/11 attacks, because it is in the past.

Natural we decided to attend his lecture at UQAM university on the 19/11/08 , to spread truth and welcome him to Montreal on behalf of the 9/11 victims, family members and the selfless 1st responders poisoned by a lie, for whom this attack will NEVER be in the past.

Nov 21 06:02

George Bush, Grade A USDA Prime Sonofabitch

How do you reek and fester? Let me count the ways. You reek and fester beyond the heights and depths of the ordinary imaginations of your hypnotized Schmoos. You’re unforgettable, Georgie-Boy.

Nov 21 01:30

More Police Bruality

s they beat him and forced him to swallow something, the officers told Marvin Driver Jr. he was “going to see Jesus,” according to relatives and community activist Quanell Evans, who identified himself as Quanell X.

“Mr. Marvin Driver Jr. is now at Hermann Hospital in ICU where he can’t even speak,” relatives said in a statement. “Doctors say there is some bleeding on his brain from blunt force trauma.”

Nov 21 00:00

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations -- Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government...

November 20, 2008

Nov 20 23:36

Congressman Paul on Financial Services Hearing

Congressman Paul gives his thoughts on the testimony of Paulson and Bernanke, the failure of the dollar standard, gold and where the global economy could go from here.

Nov 20 12:27

Strange 'Cheney' case takes a strange twist

Willacy County prosecutor Juan Angel Guerra's no-show ruined hopes their motions would quickly quash cases against their clients and stumped the presiding judge as well.

“At the very least, I expected the district attorney to be here,” Manuel Bañales said, asking Guerra's office manager, “Do you know where he is?”

Nov 20 12:07

Court slams door on sale of spyware

The Federal Trade Commission today had a US District Court issue a temporary restraining order halting the sale of RemoteSpy keylogger spyware.

According to the FTC's complaint, RemoteSpy spyware was sold to clients who would then secretly monitor unsuspecting consumers' computers. According to the FTC, the defendants provided RemoteSpy clients with detailed instructions explaining how to disguise the spyware as an innocuous file, such as a photo, attached to an email.

Nov 20 11:41

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

It has plagued scientists and politicians for decades, but scientists now say global warming is not the problem.

We are actually heading for the next Ice Age, they claim.

British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000ft of ice.

Most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England could be covered in 3,000ft-thick ice fields.

The expanses could reach 6,000ft from Aberdeen to Kent – towering above Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.

Nov 20 11:37

Cassini Nears Four-year Mark

On June 30th (next year) NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is reaching the end of its four-year prime mission. Soon it will enter into its extended mission. Here is a retrospective of some of the great images sent back home by Cassini over the past four years.

Nov 20 11:05

Apple To Boost Movie Piracy, iTunes Competition With Anti-Piracy Feature (AAPL)

If this is true, it's one of the least consumer-friendly things we've ever heard Apple (AAPL) get behind.

According to Wired, Apple has quietly added anti-piracy technology to its new MacBook laptops. If you hook your laptop up to your digital TV, projector, external monitor, etc. -- which we do on a near-daily basis -- to watch movies, it will block you from playing movies you've paid for from iTunes unless you have a "High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection" compatible display.

Nov 20 10:24

Ron Paul for Treasury?

He's a policy guy, not a banker. This is important because Paul wouldn't have any "former associates" in the banking industry to cover for, sympathize with, or protect. Paulson, on the other hand, can't escape the whiff of insider-ism in everything he's doing. Questions like "Why isn't the bailout being used as originally planned?" and "Why can't we get a clear picture of who's getting the money and who's being turned down?" may have a reasonable answer, but the overall tone of Cover-Your-Buddy's-Ass can't be ignored.

Nov 20 10:01

Nemesis in Slow Motion.

The Treasury in America has led the world in the curative process to heal the wounded monster that they had created. The rest of the world has followed suit like lambs to the slaughter. YES, we will guarantee bank deposits, YES we will inject "liquidity" back in to the banks, YES we will regulate the financial markets more, YES, we will ask the IMF to supervise the transactions in derivatives and CDO's and be the Guardian of the Free Market. Who are these guys kidding ?

Nov 20 09:22

DO YOU THINK GOLD DESERVES TO TRADE IN A FREE MARKET?

The relentless selling we have seen over the past month in precious metals was kicked off by the manipulative interventions occurring right around the time of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac implosions in mid-July.

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