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Nov 30 14:01

Twitter and Flickr replace "official" news outlets in Mumbai

36 hours ago, a look at Twitter postings about Mumbai revealed some of the best on-the-ground information about what was going on. The news channels offered nothing but the usual endless chit-chat about President Bush and other irrelevant topics.

Nov 30 13:21

The Corruption That Makes Unpeople of an Entire Nation by John Pilger

I went to the Houses of Parliament on 22 October to join a disconsolate group of shivering people who had arrived from a faraway tropical place and were being prevented from entering the Public Gallery to hear their fate. This was not headline news; the BBC reporter seemed almost embarrassed. Crimes of such magnitude are not news when they are ours, and neither is injustice or corruption at the apex of British power.

Nov 30 13:11

Referendum Will Arm Iraqi Officials Against US 'Pressures' By Juan Cole

The USG Open Source Center translates a radio broadcast from The Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran praising the passage of the Security Agreement between Iraq and the US by the Iraqi parliament. The celebratory style shows that official Iran has swung behind the agreement as a tool for getting the US military out of their western neighbor. Chief Justice Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahrudi had praised the agreement.

Nov 30 13:07

Iraqi Academics Assassinated During the US-Led Occupation

Pakistan Daily has published the list of Iraqi academics assassinated by US and allied occupation forces. The objective of these targeted assassinations is to "kill a nation", the destroy Iraq's ability to educate its people, to undermine its research and scientific capabilities in literally all fields of endeavor, to transform a nation into a territory, and ultmately to destroy civilization.

Nov 30 11:47

How the Financial Crisis Was Built Into the System

In 2008, the world is in economic turmoil. The rich are getting richer, but most people are becoming poorer. Much of this turmoil is directly related to those meetings that took place decades ago. In other words, much of this turmoil is by design.

Nov 30 11:40

Pointed intelligence warnings preceded attacks

India’s intelligence services had delivered at least three precise warnings that a major terrorist attack on Mumbai was imminent, highly-placed government sources have told The Hindu.

Nov 30 11:37

Flashback: CIA Director Warned Congress About 9/11 Attacks

"I spoke with Congressman Ike Skelton—a Democrat from Missouri and a member of the Armed Services Committee—who said that just recently the Director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack—an imminent attack—on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected."

Nov 30 11:34

Flashback: Condoleezza Rice Warned Sept. 6 About Imminent Terror Attack

Five days before Sept. 11, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was warned that a terrorist attack inside the United States was imminent, a former U.S. senator who headed up a blue-ribbon commission on terrorism revealed late Tuesday.

"I've known the national security advisor, Professor Rice, for about 20 some years," former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart told WABC Radio's John Batchelor and Paul Alexander. "She was a supporter of mine in my first presidential campaign as a graduate student in Denver."

Nov 30 11:31

Taj Mahal hotel chairman: We had warning

The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, temporarily increased security after being warned of a possible terrorist attack, the chairman of the company that owns the hotel said Saturday.

But Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said those measures, which were eased shortly before this week's terror attacks, could not have prevented gunmen from entering the hotel.

Nov 30 11:22

The India Massacre–Another Reason to Bear Arms

Apparently, none of the victims or even hotel security were armed or prepared top defense themselves and the Indian police were slow and ineffective.

If you want to trust your life and your families lives to the Keystone Cops, that’s your funeral.

Nov 30 11:09

Israel Hails Takeover Of US Congress

Even more perplexing is that while Israel is facing the worst crisis facing its existence since its establishment by the United Nations in 1948 it is, nevertheless, celebrating the record number of Jews elected to the US Congress where they now control over 10 percent of a government in a Nation where they comprise only 3 percent of the population and where next week President Bush will meet with Prime Minister Olmert to plan their military attacks upon Iran

Nov 30 11:02

A Sign the Economy is Turning Around

Amazon deforestation accelerates

BBC Staff Writer

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has accelerated for the first time in four years, Brazilian officials say.

Satellite images show 11,968 sq km of land was cleared in the year to July, nearly 4% higher than the year before.

The government said the figure was unsatisfactory but could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging.

Nov 30 10:57

Man 'put mother's body in river'

Staff Writer - BBC

A man has been detained in China for throwing his mother's body into a river because he could not afford a funeral, state media said.

Nov 30 10:56

First Private Bank for Only Silver and Gold Currencies

Looks like the Indians have given up on the government’s corrupt counterfeiting scheme and are taking matters into their own hands. Good for them.

Nov 30 10:23

Treated Like a Terrorist by the DMV

By Dave Lindorff

The author tries to renew his drivers license and runs afoul of the catch-a-terrorist system in the DMV.

I am not a terrorist.

How can I prove this in these paranoid times? Easy. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles took my $30 payment over the phone to clear what they said was a record of my NY drivers license having once been withdrawn, and informed the National Driver Register in Washington that I'm a good guy deserving of a renewal of my Pennsylvania drivers license.

Let me explain.

Nov 30 10:18

The Israeli Mossad False Flag Opperation Strikes In Mumbai

Well of course Jews like Foxman use the Mumbai incident as an opportunity to promote the ‘war on terror.’ Once again, Muslims are made the ‘enemies’ of all mankind, rather than the Zionist Jews, who are engaged in ethnic cleansing of Arab Muslims & Christians in Palestine and responsible for world wide chaos since the inception of their rogue state of Israel.

Also - the ‘terrorist’ attacks in Mumbai will be used by Zionist Jews as justification for a US invasion of Pakistan, yet another ‘enemy’ of Israel.

Nov 30 10:15

Mumbai Attacks Pave Way For Obama Into Pakistan

As soon as you hear the name Al Qaeda, just insert U.S. in its place. Obama/Brzezinski want to make a foray into Pakistan and start a larger war in the East (Russia/China) This apparent false flag attack is to get the ball rolling.

Nov 30 10:12

Medical Students Fed Up with Professors' Secret Financial Ties to Big Pharma

The corruption of medical students is deep. Big Pharma practically sets the curriculum at many schools, and there's hardly a med school professor who isn't touched in some way by drug money.

Nov 30 07:27

The Ghosts of Desert Storm (about Gulf War illness in veterans)

by Robert C. Koehler

Seventeen years and three wars later, the ghosts of Operation Desert Storm -- the cancers, the chronic headaches and dizziness, the fibromyalgia, the ALS and so much more that have stalked returning vets, whose medical claims have been denied, ignored, relegated to the paper shredder -- have just gotten a reality upgrade.

Nov 30 05:39

GM tries to block corporate jet tracking

General Motors has asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) not to allow tracking of its private jets.

I honestly doubt even Flint-Michigan's homegrown phenom, documentary movie maker Michael Moore, has the conscience to back the bailout of the auto industry.

It isn't even a bailout. This is extortion.

Nov 30 05:19

Economy warning from China leader

James Reynolds - BBC News, Beijing

China's President Hu Jintao has warned of the effects of the global financial crisis on his country.

And he warned that the economic situation was a test of the Communist Party's ability to govern.

Recent figures show that the government has cause to be worried.

[...] there's a widespread belief - even a superstition - in China that growth needs to stay above 7% in order for social stability to be maintained.

Nov 30 01:27


When bombs go off in India there is a tendency to blame Moslems.

However, the evidence points to the terror being the work of people within the Indian military, the Hindu fascist movement, and the CIA and its friends.

Nov 30 01:25

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a false flag terrorist attack

Naturally, Al Qaeda immediately rises to the top of the suspects list. The responsible group, however, has never been heard of before. Somehow these terrorist cells always miraculously escape intelligence and burst onto the scene completely unexpectedly. Which is weird, you know, that they're so good at avoiding surveillance but yet they suck at the nuts and bolts of carrying out an effective terrorist attack. Hmm.

Nov 30 01:16

Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000

Gold is poised for a dramatic surge and could blast through $2,000 an ounce by the end of next year as central banks flood the world's monetary system with liquidity, according to an internal client note from the US bank Citigroup.

Nov 29 23:47

The Fed: Solution or problem?

Before the Fed and big government, previous bank panics usually ended quickly without "bailouts" or "economic stimulus" programs. Given that the Fed, the Treasury and the Congress are obviously confused about what to do in the current situation, history indicates that perhaps the least harmful course of action is for them to do nothing.

Nov 29 23:40

Obama's Economic Team: More of the Wrong People

So here we are. One of the economic "experts" who praised the misguided policies that generated the housing bubble now is to be a leading "player" is supposedly getting us out of the current economic crisis.

This another "footprint" telling us where Obama's "journey of discovery" is likely to be taking us.

Nov 29 19:38


Nov 29 19:20

Romania Government Debt Bonds Rated "Junk"

Crisis hits Romania at poll time
Vlad Georgescu - Business reporter, BBC News

Not too long ago it was riding the wave of Eastern Europe's economic boom. With 8% annual growth, Romania - one of the newest members of the European Union - was the envy of Old Europe, seemingly impervious to the global economic decline.

In recent weeks, Fitch and Standard and Poor's credit agencies cut Romania's rating to "junk", worried by its large current account deficit and reliance on short-term borrowing.

Nov 29 17:32

Obama's Velvet, Bloodless Coup d'etat

Saturday, Nov 29, 2008

Obama has a hand on the helm weeks before taking oath of office
The Kansas City Star

So much for that one-president-at-a-time stuff.

Three news conferences in three days. The outline of a $500 billion — or more — stimulus package. Bailouts for carmakers, banks, maybe cities and states, under discussion.

Nov 29 16:39

Global Central Bank on it’s Way - Ron Paul

Ron Paul talks with Russia Today discussing US foreign policy, the G20 summit, future financial regulations, and the possibility of an international central bank.