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Mar 13 09:03

So What Happens When We All Are Broke?

The quantity people receive will depend on their service to the state and their willingness to cooperate.

Those who obey will be told where to live and what work to do.

Those who dissent will be cut off and will starve or beg.

Mar 13 08:35

Facebook Targeted By Yet Another Malware

In the second attack, Facebook users received notices that they had allegedly being reported for infringing the website’s terms and conditions by a friend added in their contact lists, and instructed users to click on to a provided link which directed to an application named ‘F a c e b o o k - closing down!!!’, which after installation posted spam messages to the members added in the victim’s contact list.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at the Sophos blogs, notified that the users who clicked on to the malicious links were inadvertently provided the hackers access to their profile and personal data, as well as unintentionally forwarding spam messages to other members.

Mar 13 08:20

Minister admits German massacre warning was a fake

A second German school not far from the scene of this week’s massacre was evacuated this morning after threats discovered on the internet.

The alert came as a senior minister in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg admitted that an online warning that he claimed had come from the teenage gunman in Winnenden was a forgery - as the administrators of the website had insisted.

Mar 13 07:57

Who's behind Madoff

Mar 13 06:37

ISPs must comply with snooping law from Sunday

UK ISPs will be required to hand over records of customers’ internet surfing habits, including IP addresses and times of use, to police and intelligence agencies from Sunday.

As part of the EU Data Retention Directive, all ISPs must retain customers’ names, addresses and user IDs, as well as records of email and internet telephony communications, for a year.

ISPs have been given an extra 18 months to comply with the regulations after some smaller providers complained of a heavy administrative burden phone companies are already subject to the law.

Mar 13 06:09

Paraplegic Man Suffers Spider Bite, Walks Again

He's been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now a paraplegic man is walking again. And his doctors call it a miracle. CBS station KOVR-TV in Sacramento went to Manteca, Calif. to find out how a spider bite helped get him back on his feet.

Mar 13 06:06

Mystery of Madoff's rapid confession

Legal experts were flummoxed by the fraudster's willingness to admit every criminal charge laid before him, but was he trying to protect others who may have been implicated?

Mar 12 20:31

Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings - Warren Buffett a second tier borrower?

The Washington Post Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings Downgrades Reflect Impact of Recession

General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway yesterday lost their places on a prized short list of the healthiest corporations.

Mar 12 20:27

Kentucky lawmakers move to bar NEW payday lenders

Associated Press - ROGER ALFORD

Kentucky would be off limits to new payday lenders under legislation approved by lawmakers on Thursday.

Mar 12 19:53

War message found inside Lincoln's watch

A long-hidden message has been discovered inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History announced Tuesday.

Mar 12 19:50

Boy, 13, goes on 'electric shock free-for-all' zapping classmates with stun gun

Daily Mail UK A boy of 13 turned break-time into an 'electric shock free-for-all' after smuggling an illegal stun gun into school, his teachers said yesterday.

The teenager went on a rampage during which three of his classmates were zapped with the device, which is capable of releasing 30,000 volts, by jabbing it into the target.

A witness said: 'He whipped out the stun gun and started chasing people around. He and his friends were passing it around and the other kids were screaming.

Mar 12 19:37

USA's DEA enables Latin Am. Drug Cartels

USA Loses the War against Latin American Drug Cartels
Nil Nikandrov,

"DEA’s painstaking care of ensuring reliable «controllable» channels of drug trafficking to Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean countries resulted in the emergence in the region of firmly consolidated mafia groups that worked under the DEA’s protection but never failed to see to their own commercial interests. Their corruption potential was so big that many DEA officials began and still continue to turn into double dealers."

Mar 12 19:32

Man charged, accused of dropping F-bombs

“The manager was offended by the curse words,” Alvarez said. “And the man was arrested when the manager came forward to complain about the breach of peace.”

Mar 12 19:22

Israel's Google

"Israel is disproportionately important to Google"
Google vice president David Rosenblatt explains to "Globes" how the acquisition of DoubleClick positions his company to change the global online display advertising market.
Noa Parag

""From the research and development angle, Israel is disproportionately important to Google. Many good things that we do as a company, particularly products connected to the advertising industry, come from the Israeli development center. This is the reason why Israel is important to us." ."

Mar 12 19:18

Susan Lindauer: Secret Charges and The Patriot Act

Susan Lindauer: Secret Charges and The Patriot Act
Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 5:12 pm
Article: Michael Collins

Former Accused Iraqi Agent
Susan Lindauer, Secret Charges and
The Patriot Act in Action

Mar 12 19:06

Let's tax caffeine, legislator argues

"We're going after people who have problems with addiction for a revenue stream, only caffeine would be one that is more broad-based," said Frank

Mar 12 18:51

45 percent of world's wealth destroyed: Blackstone CEO

Reuters - Megan Davies - Walden Siew NEW YORK - Private equity company Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on Tuesday that up to 45 percent of the world's wealth has been destroyed by the global credit crisis.

Mar 12 18:47

Obama and Geithner: "Let's Destroy the World Economy"

The financial system is the the most heavily regulated industry in the US and probably the world. We can't even choose our own money for transactions. Moreover, these regulations are written by bankers and former Wall Street executives. Why on earth would any rational person then believe that the purpose of these regulations is to protect the citizens from greedy executives when said regulations have been drafted by greedy executives?

Mar 12 17:41

Canada should bar or prosecute Bush: lawyer

As George W. Bush’s St. Patrick’s Day visit to Calgary draws near, the federal government is facing pressure from activists and human rights lawyers to bar the former U.S. president from the country or prosecute him for war crimes and crimes against humanity once he steps on Canadian soil.

Bush is scheduled to speak at the Telus Convention Centre March 17, but Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson says that because Bush has been “credibly accused” of supporting torture in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Canada has a legal obligation to deny him entry under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The law says foreign nationals who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, including torture, are “inadmissible” to Canada.

Mar 12 16:47

French anti-P2P law toughest in the world

France's long talked-out law to kick repeat copyright infringers off the Internet has finally come up for debate in Parliament. If passed, it would be illegal not to secure one's Internet connection, and even public WiFi hotspots will have to offer only a "white list" of approved sites.

Mar 12 16:37

Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs

"The dinosaurs became extinct because they failed to impose carbon taxes." - Al Bore

Mar 12 13:26

Ignoring the Austrians Got Us in This Mess

The standard construct of the economy used by virtually all forecasters, from the Federal Reserve on down, is basically Keynesian, with varying opinions about how the model works. That none of them predicted the current crisis is telling, and indeed damning of the approach.

Mar 12 13:00

Britain Monetizes Its National Debt

The dollar and the pound are about to become the two worst performing asset classes on the planet.

Mar 12 12:13

FREE THE HERO MUNTAZER AL-ZAIDI ! Top News Shoe-thrower sentenced to three years

BAGHDAD, March 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes
at U.S. President George Bush was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday in an Iraqi court.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, hailed as a hero in some areas of the Middle East, threw two shoes at Bush in December to protest the U.S. presence in Iraq.

Mar 12 12:04

CIA Confirms 12 of 92 Videotapes Destroyed Showed Prisoners Tortured

Heavily redacted government documents filed in a New York federal court Friday afternoon say the CIA destroyed 12 videotapes that specifically showed two detainees being tortured