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November 13, 2008

Nov 13 10:11

Rep. Broun stands by Marxist remarks about Obama

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun Wednesday stood by warnings that President-elect Barack Obama might set up a Gestapo-like civilian security force.

One day after the Athens Republican told a radio talk show that he regretted calling Obama a “Marxist,” a spokeswoman for the Athens congressman said, “We have not issued any official apology” for comparing Obama’s proposals to the tactics of Hitler and the Soviet Union.

Nov 13 10:11

FBI: Kiddie porn was sent from church

A former Hamilton resident who worked the audio-visual system for an area church allegedly sent child pornography while on the job.

Nov 13 10:09

Eurofighter came within half a SECOND of hitting private jet in 530mph dive-bomb practice

A Eurofighter came within half a second of hitting a private jet after screaming past the plane at 530mph while diving, it has been revealed.

The RAF’s £138million Typhoon was simulating a bombing run with a ‘high-angled strafe’ when it flew past just 240ft from the Hawker Siddeley 125, which was preparing to land at an airport.

They missed each other by ‘the blink of an eye’, air traffic experts said.

The incident near Louth, Lincs, was classed as an ‘A’ by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airprox Board — meaning there was a ‘definite risk of collision’.

Nov 13 10:06

It's No Joke: Fed Hires Failed Bank Executive

The Federal Reserve Bank is drawing jeers for hiring a former top executive from the now-defunct investment bank Bear Stearns to help it gauge the health of other banks.

"How's this for sweet irony?" business publication Portfolio.com needled the pick.

Michael Alix was head of risk management for Bear Stearns for two years until the institution imploded this spring, a victim of its (risky) subprime-mortgage related investments.

Last Friday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York quietly announced it had hired Alix to advise it on bank supervision.


Nov 13 10:02

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

Nov 13 10:00

END THE FED

The Federal Reserve Bank
is the Cause of our
Financial and Economic Crisis!

Nov 13 09:41

LG, Sharp plead guilty to LCD price-fixing, take $585m fine

Allegations of LCD price-fixing have been swirling around for years now, and it looks like at least some of the companies involved have dirt on their hands -- LG, Sharp and Chunghwa Picture Tubes have all just pled guilty to price-fixing in a case filed by the US Department of Justice and will pay a combined $585m fine. LG's taking the biggest hit at $400m for conspiring to fix prices from September 2001 to June 2006, while Sharp's on the hook for $120m for jacking prices on panels sold to Dell, Motorola and Apple during the same time frame. Naughty, naughty.

Nov 13 09:38

GM 'Needs' to Go Under

Listen, it wasn't American citizens who knuckled under to the UAW and decided to lavish fat pensions and health benefits on assembly line workers making $100k a year the past few decades. So get over it. Figure out how to cut overhead and improve your product or go the hell out of business.


Nov 13 09:32

Obama Will Overturn Unconstitutional Bush Laws In First 100 Days

'I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution,' said Obama Other goals for his first 100 days: work out a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq; make progress on alternative energy plans and launch legislation to reform the health care system.

Nov 13 09:31

Syria blames IAF for uranium traces

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem suggested Wednesday that Israeli bombs may be the source of uranium traces that diplomats at the UN nuclear agency said were found at a suspected nuclear site.

Moallem said the leaks by the diplomats about the traces found at the site that was reportedly targeted by Israeli warplanes in September 2007 were politically motivated and aimed at pressuring Syria.

Nov 13 09:31

A mystery glows on Saturn

Scientists say the northern lights on Saturn are unlike anything they've ever seen, on Earth or elsewhere in the solar system. Infrared imagery from the Cassini orbiter, released today to accompany research published in the journal Nature, only adds to the mystery at the top of the ringed planet.

Nov 13 09:26

Jobless claims hit 25-year high, imports plunge

The number of workers drawing jobless benefits hit a 25-year high this month and U.S. imports suffered a record drop in September, according to reports on Thursday that underscored a rapid drop-off in the U.S. economy.


Nov 13 09:17

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation

North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.

Nov 13 08:22

Likud Widens Gap over Kadima 33-28, Other Parties Drop

The Likud party would win 33 mandates, five more than Kadima, if elections were held today, according to a poll published by the Yisrael HaYom (Israel Today) newspaper. The results of the survey shows that Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu would become Prime Minister with a slender majority of 61 Knesset Members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Netanyahu does become the next Prime Minister, all bets for peace in the region (slender and fragile as they might be) are definitely off.

Nov 13 08:14

Doctors say marrow transplant may have cured AIDS

An American man who suffered from AIDS appears to have been cured of the disease 20 months after receiving a targeted bone marrow transplant normally used to fight leukemia, his doctors said.

Nov 13 08:13

The FDA is Running an Extortion Racket

The FDA extortion racket works like this: FDA employees use keyword-scanning software to scan the Web pages of natural health product and supplement companies. They look for terms like cancer, cures, treatment, remedies and other "forbidden" words.


Nov 13 08:12

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, okay, so the global warming and carbon tax credit thing didn't work out. But here's the new plan. We drop the global warming part, because we started looking silly when they figured out we put our temperature sensors right where the air conditioners were blowing heat anyway, and we focus on renewable energy, then we lobby to pass a renewable energy tax which will have renewable energy tax credits, which we can then buy and sell through the same brokerage we were going to use for the carbon tax credits! We still make out like bandits!" -- Al Bore

Nov 13 08:06

Officials flee as rebels seize port

"They are regrouping," Richard Barno, an analyst at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said of the militants. "Is this part of a bigger plan to take over Mogadishu? I think so. They are preparing themselves."

The Bush Administration has backed the presence of Ethiopian troops to shore up the Somali Government, fearing that the rebels could seize control of the Horn of Africa nation and provide a refuge for Islamic militants from other nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though yet another of this administration's covert military misadventures is about to backfire yet again.

One has to wonder if the criteria for joining Bush's administration included an absolute absence of any understanding of history or culture, coupled with a strong penchant for magical thinking.

Nothing else can quite seem to explain the never-ending string of international and domestic disasters which have marked these last eight years.

Nov 13 08:06

Washington's $5 Trillion Tab

According to CreditSights, a research firm in New York and London, the U.S. government has put itself on the hook for some $5 trillion, so far, in an attempt to arrest a collapse of the financial system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a mis-statement. The government has not put itself on the hook; it has put YOU on the hook, to the tune of about $50,000 per household.

Plus accruing compound interest.

See The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!

Nov 13 08:02

Paulson backs off asset plan; crisis deals at risk

Secretary Henry Paulson, in the most explicit sign yet that Treasury was abandoning its initial plan for the rescue funds, said on Wednesday he preferred a second round of capital injections into financial companies to help them weather the worst market crisis in 80 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember back when that Bailout was illegally shoved through Congress? Paulson joined a chorus of others that told Congress and the taxpayers that unless the government used taxpayer dollars to purchase those toxic assets, that ultimate doom was upon us all.

Now that they HAVE their loot, that "crisis" seems to have gone away.


Nov 13 08:00

UN to suspend food distribution in Gaza

The United Nations will suspend its food distribution to half of Gaza's 1.5 million people on Thursday after Israel failed to allow emergency supplies into the Palestinian territory, a spokesman said.

Israel initially said it would allow 30 trucks to deliver supplies to Gaza on Thursday after it sealed off the Gaza Strip on November 5, but later said mortar fire by Gaza militants made it impossible to do so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In future dictionaries, when the entry "Israel" is placed, there will be a side-note indicating "see: collective punishment".

Nov 13 07:59

Boehner Demands Fed Identify Recipients of Loans

House Republican leader John Boehner called for the Federal Reserve to disclose the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers and the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

Boehner, in a prepared statement, also asked the Federal Reserve to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request seeking details about the loans.

Nov 13 07:58

U.S. trails other nations in chronic illness care

Chronically ill Americans are more likely to forgo medical care because of high costs or experience medical errors than patients in other affluent countries, according to a study released on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have not seen Michael Moore's "Sicko", you need to see it now!

Nov 13 07:57

U.S. general urges Obama not to cave to Russia

Despite objections by Russia, the outgoing head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency urged President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday to stick to the Bush administration's plans to place missile defenses in Eastern Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"My whole retirement plan rests on those missile company stocks!!!!"


Nov 13 07:55

Israeli army officials: “War with Gaza will could talk place in the coming two months”

Senior Israeli military officials stated on Wednesday that they believe that the Gaza Strip will witness a new war in the coming two months. The officials said that this war could happen although Hamas, in control of Gaza, is not interested at all in ending the truce.

Israeli military sources stated that even if Hamas is not interested in a new confrontation with Israel, "there are other factions in Gaza, such as the Islamic Jihad and other group close to Al Qaida, that will be interested in a new confrontation", according to the Israeli sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have here is a laying of the groundwork for a potentially massive Israeli invasion of Gaza before President-Elect Obama is sworn in, with some kind of "false flag" to be blamed on any group convenient, to kick it off.

The people of Gaza do not want war. The have seen enough violence, enough cruelty, and enough of the very real consequences of Israel's siege.

They want food, medicine, potable water, education, and the ability to live with dignity and prosperity beside their neighbors.

What Israel wants, and has always wanted, is ever-increasing land to create "Eretz Israel", or "Greater Israel", which in the minds of some Israelis, should stretch from the Nile to the Euphrates. Take a look at a map. That's some swath of territory.

Israeli politicians not going to let a small matter of the 1.3 million Palestinians who live here (roughly about one third of them living in UN refugee camps) get in their way on this issue, if they think they can get away with it.

Nov 13 07:54

Internet providers cut off host of spam e-mail

Reporting from Washington -- The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide may have dropped drastically Wednesday after a San Jose Web-hosting firm, identified by many in the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity, was taken offline.

McColo Co., which computer security experts say serves as a U.S. staging ground for international firms that sell items including counterfeit pharmaceuticals and child pornography, ceased operations after two Internet providers blocked Web access.

Nov 13 07:45

Top Two Officials In U.S. Intelligence Expect to Lose Jobs

A number of influential congressional Democrats oppose keeping Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and CIA Director Michael V. Hayden in their posts because both have publicly supported controversial Bush administration policies on interrogation and telephone surveillance. One Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said there is a "consensus" view on the matter.

Nov 13 07:43

BT slashes 10,000 jobs

BT is axing 10,000 workers, or 6% of its global workforce, with several thousand expected to go in the UK as the company looks to cut costs and reduce its reliance on contractors in the face of the global economic downturn.


Nov 13 07:42

Is it Possible All Mortgage Contracts Are Void and Foreclosures are Invalid?

Jerome Daly was a homeowner living in Minnesota who stopped paying his mortgage. The lender, First National Bank of Montgomery, of course, sued the man for foreclosure. Daly presented his argument before a jury as to why he did not owe the bank anything.

Nov 13 07:40

Ahmadinejad: any aggression against Iran to receive crushing response

Nov 13 07:40

Firms fined for breaking U.S. blockade of Cuba

Three U.S. firms have been fined more than $43,000 for breaking the U.S. blockade, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and reported by Notimex.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Enough with this @#$% cold-war era blockade! It just cost the US access to Cuba's oil and gas.

Nov 13 07:32

Recession reports - French industrial output declines

Bloomberg reported that French industrial production fell in September 2008 for a second month, led by declining automobile output, as French economy slid into recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the dark side of globalism. When one nation collapses, it drags all the others down with it.


Nov 13 07:31

British Economic News Gets Worse

The bad news just keeps coming. On Nov. 11, a raft of British companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Virgin Media cut a total of 5,000 jobs. A day later, the Office for National Statistics reported more than 1.8 million people are out of work, the highest level since 1997.

Nov 13 07:30

Barack Obama looks to Iran to help bring peace to Afghanistan

Aides said the incoming Democratic president wants to explore a more regional strategy in Afghanistan, including the possibility of negotiations with Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch Israel throw a tantrum!

Nov 13 07:29

Battle in Bush administration over interrogation techniques

In the early years of George W. Bush's presidency, Cheney and his allies won most of the internal contests over the Guantanamo Bay prison, the CIA's interrogation program, domestic spying, military commissions and other contentious issues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From day one, President-elect Obama should publicly repudiate the practice, and/or the outsourcing, of torture in any form, period, end of discussion.

As we have known from the times of the Inquisition, torture simply gets the tortured to confess to anything his torturers want him to say, just to get the torture to stop.

Secondly, it is a de-facto withdrawal from any human rights treaties to which the US has ever been signatory.

Third, if it is perfectly fine for elements of this government to torture (or subcontract it), it is therefore perfectly acceptable for other countries to torture American nationals for any reason.

It's going to be a long, hard struggle to get the stench and stain of what has been done by the current administration out of the moral fiber of this country, done in our names and with our tax dollars.

But if that struggle is not undertaken, we, as a nation, will have turned a corner to where we can never go back to even pretending that civil liberties and guarantees of human rights and human dignity, enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, mean anything to us, or give us the opportunity to set the kind of example which can truly inspire the world.

Nov 13 07:28

EU lawmakers: Israel should be punished over Gaza


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Nov 13 07:27

US drops plan to buy toxic assets

The US government on Wednesday abandoned its plan to buy toxic assets, feeding a gathering sense of gloom as investors fled from risk and US equity markets sank to levels approaching their October lows.

Nov 13 07:27

What to Expect From the Economic Crisis Summit

With the advanced industrial economies staring at the unnerving prospect of their collective output falling in 2009—for the first time since the World War II era—President Bush is about to host a dramatic summit aimed at charting a path out of the global financial crisis marring his final months in office.

Nov 13 07:26

Sarkozy-US dollar no longer only currency in world

The U.S. dollar can no longer claim to be the only currency in the world, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday ahead of a Washington meeting of G20 leaders to discuss the international financial system.

'I am leaving tomorrow for Washington to explain that the dollar cannot claim to be the only currency in the world..., that what was true in 1945 can no longer be true today,' he said at a prizegiving ceremony.

Nov 13 07:25

Germany slides into recession

Germany officially slid into recession today according to economic data showing that Europe's largest economy shrank in the last quarter.


Nov 13 07:25

Recession fears grip world markets

Nov 13 07:16

Barzani Warns of Civil War as Cabinet Vote on Pact Looms

Massoud Barzani, the President of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government, also continued to express doubt that the SOFA would be signed, but warned that “if the pact is not signed, the situation in the country may deteriorate to the point of a civil war.” President Barzani has been an outspoken supporter of the SOFA and the continued US military presence, even suggesting that the 150,000-plus US troops could all be hosted in Kurdistan if the SOFA fell through.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the ratification of this treaty doesn't happen in the Iraqi Parliament (and I wouldn't hold my breath that it will), the US will have not one legal leg to stand on in terms of further occupation of Iraq after 31 December of this year.

Nov 13 07:11

Victims of Philippines dirty war

Trade unionists, social activists, farming organisers, journalists and priests are all being targeted, according to the Philippines' leading human rights group, Karapatan. "We think the government is trying to terrorise people so they will cower in silence and be driven to inaction," said the group's spokesman, Ruth Cervantes.

Nov 13 07:04

Before China Saves the US

To relieve the crisis, the US must repay its debts, and to do that it needs to live a more frugal life instead of asking others to continue lending it the money to maintain its over-consumption.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We could stop invading other countries and killing the peoplel that live there. That would save a bundle!


Nov 13 07:02

Police: Gunmen kidnap Iranian diplomat in Pakistan

Gunmen kidnapped an Iranian diplomat after killing his guard Thursday in Peshawar, a day after an American aid worker was shot dead in the city in volatile northwest Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Someone" is trying real hard to kick off a war!

Nov 13 07:01

Researchers, at the University of Nueva Leon, near Monterrey, in Mexico, have discovered a new way to make a type of synthetic diamond - from tequila.

Nov 13 07:00

Regulators nix credit card debt forgiveness plan

Federal bank regulators have rejected a request by banks and consumer advocates for a program to let lenders forgive huge portions of credit card debt.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency rejected the request for a special program that would allow as much as 40 percent of credit card debt to be forgiven for consumers who don't qualify for existing repayment plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bailouts for billionaires; nothing for you.

Nov 13 06:59

Bush to warn of protectionism at economic summit

Setting a tone for an economic summit on his turf, President George W. Bush plans to tell world leaders that reforming financial markets alone won't help if they abandon the free market and restrict trade.

Nov 13 06:59

What If Labor Opposed War?

For all the effort the peace movement has put in, and for all the influence the antiwar message has had on pubic opinion (without which Barack Obama would not have been elected), the peace movement has almost no ability to influence Congress or the president elect. Take a look at Obama's short list for possible appointees to the Pentagon, or his vice presidential pick, or his chief of staff: there's nobody within a mile of the new administration who opposed the war.

Nov 13 06:56

HATE LAWS: PUTTING BELIEFS BEHIND BARS

In New York State , seven teens have been accused of a “hate crime” after a 38-year-old immigrant from Ecuador , Marcello Lucero, was attacked and stabbed to death. The assistant district attorney claims that the teens said, “Let's go find some Mexicans to -- -- up.” She accuses them of a “well thought out crime targeting Hispanic males.”

Nov 13 06:56

US says Russia has not responded to missile shield proposals

The United States said Wednesday that Russia has not responded to fresh US proposals to try to ease its concerns over US missile shield plans despite reports from Moscow suggesting it rejects them.

An unnamed Kremlin official quoted by Russian news agencies said Russia cannot accept the proposals as they contain nothing new and will take up negotiations with the next administration of Barack Obama.

However, US arms control negotiator John Rood told AFP that no formal response has been received.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to John Rood: what part of "lame duck administration" are you having a difficult time understanding??

Nov 13 06:49

85,000 homes lost to foreclosure in October

As government and industry scrambled to stem the housing crisis, another 84,868 homes were lost to foreclosure in October, according to a report released Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to yet more of Bush's true "legacy".

Nov 13 06:42

It's Charity -- Hollywood Style: A Look at the Books of 10 'Cause' Celebs

George Clooney, Bono, Wyclef Jean, Petra Nemcova and a half-dozen other celebs have founded charities that have some eyebrow-raising business practices, The Post uncovered in a sweeping review.

Nov 13 06:38

Putin says Russia may scrap Nord Stream pipeline

Nov 13 06:38

Bush Warns Against Dismantling Market Systems to Solve Crisis

President George W. Bush today will urge leaders of the world's biggest industrial and developing economies not to abandon principles of free-market capitalism as they seek a way out of an international financial crisis, calling it the ``best system'' for delivering growth.

Nov 13 06:37

G20 - New World Order?

Some G20 nations hope the weekend summit on financial reform will be a modern Bretton Woods, but can it make big decisions without Barack Obama?

Nov 13 06:36

Waist, not weight, key to long life

In one of the largest studies conducted of the link between waist size and health, researchers found that having a large waist increased the likelihood of premature death, even in people not considered to be overweight or obese.

Nov 13 06:30

Day of reckoning as secretive billionaires face the spotlight

"Hedge funds are the product of a world that demands higher returns," says Adam Sussman, director of research at the US financial consultancy Tabb Group. "It's human nature to fulfill that demand."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Just let us loot the pensions, 401(k)s, and IRAs, and everything will be fine! Honest!"

Nov 13 06:26

Obama Pushes for $50 Billion for Automakers, Oversight Czar

By injecting himself into the talks about how to save General Motors, Obama is making an exception to his decision to steer clear of policy-making until he takes office.

The president-elect also wants the Federal Reserve to extend emergency loans to General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, according to Obama aides who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The failure of those companies would likely bring down parts-makers, dealerships and suppliers in addition to inflicting a deep psychological blow.

Nov 13 05:14

End The Fed Rally

November 12, 2008

Nov 12 23:23

Commentary: GOP should ask why U.S. is on the wrong track

Ron Paul: Asking about the future of the GOP is the wrong question, instead people should ask why the country went in the wrong direction.

Nov 12 22:33

Special Edition New York Times: Iraq War Ends

The Iraq War ends, National Health Insurance Act is passed by congress, Maximum wage limit is set for CEOs, USA PATRIOT Act is repealed, Court Indicts Bush for High Treason.

However, I don't see any stories on Israel returning all the land they've stolen, or apologizing for the deception, and false-flage operations staged over the years.

Nov 12 22:32

A New World Financial Order

Mr. Brown wants the Middle East oil producers and China to assist in contributing to the bailouts taking place in the United States and Europe. In calling for such contributions Mr. Brown is effectively admitting the United States and Europe are broke and have exhausted their government (and central bank) resources in an effort to cure this massive market correction (frequently called a recession, deep recession or even depression) which has been underway since August 2007.

Nov 12 21:57

US Taxpayers Violated, The Looting Operation Continues

Frankly, it was the most plainly-worded document of theft that I had ever seen, and probably ever will see, in my life (because it was too blatant and such mistakes are rarely made again).

Worse, it is the financial crisis that is being used to peddle this tripe. A crisis that has been used to advance the power and reach of the banks, using the most overt looting and legalized theft ever seen or envisaged.

Nov 12 21:18

Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity was taken offline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeee, HAAAAA!!!!!!!

Nov 12 20:47

Max Keiser talks about the coming COMEX default

Max Keiser predicts the COMEX will crash as the huge amounts of shorts will not be able to deliver physical Gold and Silver when delivery is demanded. This will lead to huge spikes in the price of the precious metals with gold perhaps doubling in one day. It could happen. In fact, it WILL happen, it is just a question of when.

Nov 12 20:34

Lobbyists Swarm the Treasury for Piece of Bailout Pie

The Treasury Department is under siege by an army of hired guns for banks, savings and loan associations and insurers — as well as for improbable candidates like a Hispanic business group representing plumbing and home-heating specialists.

Nov 12 19:54

Rahm Emanuel: Barack Obama's Sarah Palin?

Jubilation was heard in Tel Aviv as Haaretz, the Israeli daily, boasted November 6th: "Obama kick-starts transition, picks Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff."

Best known for his fundraising prowess among wealthy Jewish Democrats, the naming of Emanuel as the first presidential appointment echoes Sarah Palin's famous one-liner, "I love Israel." That claim was voiced in her vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden who is featured on a YouTube video famously proclaiming, "I am a Zionist."

Nov 12 15:57

Neuroimaging Of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said

Scientists from Maastricht University have developed a method to look into the brain of a person and read out who has spoken to him or her and what was said. With the help of neuroimaging and data mining techniques the researchers mapped the brain activity associated with the recognition of speech sounds and voices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Swell.

Nov 12 15:46

Obama to pioneer Web outreach as president

Nov 12 15:35

Ford To Idle 9 Plants

Ford Motor Company has announced they will temporary shutdown at nine North American plants this quarter.

Bloomberg News is reporting the vehicle-assembly factories are in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Ontario and Mexico.

Nov 12 15:26

FLASHBACK: Hanging Around WTC 7

It was just after the first attack on the North tower, but before the second plane hit the South Tower, when Barry Jennings escorted Michael Hess to the World Trade Center Tower 7. Mr. Jennings recalls a large number of police officers in the lobby of WTC 7 when they arrived. The two men went up to the 23rd floor, but could not get in, so they went back to the lobby and the police took them up in the freight elevator for a second try.

Nov 12 15:25

Gerald Celente predicts revolution

Nov 12 15:15

White Guilt Is Now Dead

Look at my fellow conservatives! There they go, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I'm virtually euphoric. Don't get me wrong. I'm not thrilled with America 's flirtation with neo socialism. But there's a massive silver lining in those magical clouds that lofted Barak Obama to the Presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America : The Era of White Guilt is over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My ancestors ran a station on the underground railroad, so I never felt guilty in the first place! :)

Nov 12 15:14

Victoria's Secret sued after bra 'made women ill'

Victoria's Secret, the US lingerie firm, is facing the prospect of being sued by dozens of American women who claim their bras brought them out in painful rashes and welts.

Her lawyers said they purchased the same bra types that Miss Ritter had bought and had them laboratory tested. They claim the tests revealed that the bras showed traces of formaldehyde, which is used in the textile industry to make fabrics crease-resistant. The lawyers believe Miss Ritter may be allergic to formaldehyde.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Formaldehyde sensitivity is a vastly under-reported problem. When we started trying to figure out what was giving my wife problems
there was almost no literature on the subject and nothing at all that was peer-reviewed.

Industry is reluctant to acknowledge that there is a problem because formaldehyde is a useful molecule not only because of its preservative properties but because of its tendency to self-polymerize.

Nov 12 13:53

Patrick Cockburn: The US can quit Iraq, or it can stay. But it can't do both

If it ever comes to court it should be one of the more interesting libel cases of the decade. The Iraqi National Intelligence Service is threatening to sue Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician, for asking who pays for it.

"It is somewhat curious," says Mr Chalabi, "that the intelligence service of a country which is sovereign – that no one really knows who is funding it."

Nov 12 13:04

Another UN Official Goes Public On 911 Doubts

Another Brick in the Massive Wall of Evidence that 911 Was an Inside Job.

Nov 12 11:07

Paulson pushes the bounds of credibility one more time.

"U.S. Secretary Henry Paulson plans to use the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue program to help relieve pressures on consumer credit, scrapping an effort to buy devalued mortgage assets."Illiquidity in this sector is raising the cost and reducing the availability of car loans, student loans and credit cards'' Paulson said today in a speech at the Treasury in Washington. `"This is creating a heavy burden on the American people and reducing the number of jobs in our economy.'""

Nov 12 11:00

Flashback: Brass Ordered Firing on Iraqi Civilians!

Here we see how civilian casulaities are not an accident but are a
result of military policy. You can see why PTSD appears and why the
military tries to hide it causes. Why do we never see this in the
press? Real Iraqi veterans spoke out on camera.

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Nov 12 10:30

For What Did They Die?

It is autumn, and the air is crisp and cool at night at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

It gets very quiet at The Wall around midnight. The tourists have gone home, and are all tucked into bed.

A homeless Vietnam veteran patrols the black granite panels. He tells us that he has cancer and is having a hard time getting any benefits from the Veterans Administration. He lives in a mission that houses those who have nowhere else to go, but the doors don't open until 11 p.m.

Nov 12 10:05

Obama Won't Stop the Collapse of the American Empire

Political insider and veteran reporter Kevin Phillips has documented that every major empire over the past several hundred years has undergone a predictable cycle of collapse, usually within 10 to 20 years of its peak power.

The indications are always the same:

- The financialization of the economy, moving from manufacturing to speculation;

- Very high levels of debt;

- Extreme economic inequality;

- And costly military overreaching.

Will Obama rebuild America's manufacturing base, reduce our debt, restore economic equality, and reduce military adventurism?

Nov 12 10:03

Shame on You World - What More Evil Can You Do To Gaza Strip?

The impact of the long siege,with sudden and frequent electric outrage and the presence of the Israeli intruder is perceived by the Gaza Strip community as extremely devastating and humiliating.

When the electricity break down, the darkness consumes everything,the skies over this coastal Palestinian region, are very frightful until the children light their candles and their friends and families begin to march in protest, demanding a stop to the criminal embargo on Gaza Strip.

Nov 12 10:02

Media blackout? International journalists report being barred from entering, exiting Gaza

Israel has limited food and fuel shipments into Gaza, and now appears to be preventing journalists from entering and even leaving the area.

Several journalists have speculated that Israel hopes to limit press coverage of the effects of its latest blockade.

Nov 12 10:01

Energy agency warns of supply crunch

The International Energy Agency on Wednesday called for massive investment in producing more oil to prevent a supply squeeze in coming years, saying energy demand will rise 1.6 percent a year on average between 2006 and 2030.

Nov 12 10:01

Stocks lower as Paulson unveils change in bailout

Nov 12 10:00

Paulson says troubled assets will not be purchased

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday the $700 billion government rescue program will not be used to purchase troubled assets as originally planned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We're just gonna hand it over to deserving bankers."

Nov 12 09:59

Biden told not to change Iran policy

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has warned the US vice president-elect against changing the Bush White House policies toward Iran.

“It is of the utmost importance that we keep up our coordination against the Iranian threat because time is not on the side of the moderates,” the ministry quoted Livni as saying in a telephone conversation with Senator Joe Biden on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You should go kill them for us!"

Nov 12 09:57

Bank rates head for zero per cent

THE Bank of England said today it is prepared to slash interest rates to zero to save the economy.

Nov 12 09:47

Ronald Reagan: B Film Actor, Ladies’ Man and FBI Snitch

What brought Reagan, who served as President of SAG, (1947-52), and again in 1959, to do such a terrible thing? I think he was mostly a hollow type of man, vain, insecure and highly self- righteous. The record shows that to protect his rear end, he had become "a commie hunter;" he also carried a gun. The exact number of colleagues on whom Reagan ratted, will probably never be known. Once tagged as a Red "sympathizer," no matter how scanty the evidence, an individual was subjected to being "blacklisted" and barred from working in the Hollywood Industry.

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Nov 12 09:47

Court Rules Against White House in Missing E-Mails Case

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that the National Security Archive can move to force the White House to recover millions of Bush administration e-mails lost or destroyed between 2003 and 2005.

Nov 12 09:43

Citigroup Freezes U.S. Home Repossessions

Nov 12 09:39

Alaska Figures Out Why Every Election Outcome Was Horribly Confusing

Remember how convicted criminal-senator Ted Stevens of Alaska finagled his way into an election night lead despite every poll showing him down by 4,750%, due to those seven (7) crimes? Well the Alaska elections board has found a few hidden ballots that might change the score. But not many ballots, just THIRTY PERCENT OF THEM. You know, thirty percent, as in “one-third.” Countin’ starts tomorrow at high noon or some other time of the day.

Nov 12 09:37

Forget Red vs. Blue -- It's the Educated vs. People Easily Fooled by Propaganda

Millions of Americans live in a non-reality-based belief system informed by childish clichés - they can barely differentiate between lies and truth.

Nov 12 09:37

George Carlin: Religion is bullshit

Warning: Contains X-Rated Language

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No wonder he won the Mark Twain award!

Nov 12 09:26

Government To Confiscate 401(k)s and IRAs For Mandatory Savings Tax?

Proposals to implement additional form of income tax while seizing private pensions raised in Congress.

Nov 12 09:25

Big Winner of World Series of Poker: The Tax Man

The big winner at this year's World Series of Poker: the tax man. Russ Fox computes the tax liability of the final nine players on their $32.7 million of winnings as $14.3 million -- a 43.7% tax rate:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the government makes more money off the game than even the bets winner, without having to take any risk or even work at dealing cards.

Nov 12 09:24

Dear Son: Have you considered a career with The Outfit"

To my Son,

Now that you are a senior and will soon be off to college, there is something I hope you will examine before you make any career decisions. I call it "the Outfit," and to most a job there would be the ultimate in success and career achievement…fixed for life. But it has one drawback, for some there is a moral problem. I think you are smart enough to decide and to learn from the Outfit successes.

Nov 12 09:23

Mossad Spy To Run The White House

“RAHM EMANUEL WILL KICK ASS & TAKE NAMES” boasted a Jewish supporter of Emanuel to the Chicago Sun Times on November 6 2008, referring to Emanuel’s role as Obama’s White House Chief of Staff.

But the Zionist Jew, Rahm Israel Emanuel, who is a dual Israeli/US citizen, will do much more than “kick ass & take names.” Emanuel will act as an effective spy in the White House for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency. With Emanuel running the White House, Mossad HQ will enjoy an unprecedented direct flow of America’s highest level national security information.

Nov 12 09:21

Obama: Beware the Lessons of '93

Barack Obama seeks a new era of bipartisanship, but he should take heed of what happened to the last Democrat in the White House – Bill Clinton – in 1993 when he sought to appease Republicans by shelving pending investigations into Reagan-Bush-I-era wrongdoing and hoped for some reciprocity.

Nov 12 09:21

Wall Street Journal questions McCain's honor

The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal called out Sen. John McCain Tuesday, excoriating his campaign for leaking "nasty stuff" about Gov. Sarah Palin after the election and questioning his honor.

Nov 12 09:17

New 9-11 videos released

Nov 12 09:09

US drops plans to purchase toxic mortgage assets

US authorities are scrapping plans to buy up toxic mortgages securities and shifting the focus of a massive financial rescue plan, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

Paulson said the 700-billion-dollar plan would focus now on continued capital injections to struggling banks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last official act of any government is to loot the nation. -- Michael Rivero

Nov 12 09:06

$700 billion and counting: What the "bailout" is really costing taxpayers

How much so far? Try $2.5 trillion.

This comes out as Bloomberg L.P. has filed a lawsuit to force the Federal Reserve to provide more information about which companies are receiving money and what assets have been pledged to get the money. Although the bailout was initially approved amid claims that there would be total transparency, the reality has fallen far short of that.

Nov 12 09:05

US troops leave more security in hands of Iraqis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The US is pulling out of Iraqi cities.

Nov 12 09:04

Phil Gramm's UBS Problem

If the Texas senator and McCain adviser was supposed to keep the Swiss bank out of trouble, he's made a mess of it.

Nov 12 09:03

UBS says gave U.S. onshore bank client data

The probe focuses on whether Swiss bank UBS illegally helped wealthy Americans to dodge taxes through its offering of offshore services from 2000 to 2007. The bank was singled out by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as one of those which helped "tax cheats."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT would explain some of the hate-mail I have been getting!

Nov 12 09:02

Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Disclose

The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

Nov 12 09:01

Merrill CEO says economic environment recalls 1929

Merrill Lynch & Co Chief Executive John Thain said the global economy is in a deep slowdown and will not recover quickly, and the environment recalls 1929, the advent of the Great Depression.

Nov 12 09:01

Will America Lose Its AAA Credit Rating?

On November 7th, Merrill Lynch released a report stating that the U.S. had one of the "ten most vulnerable economies" in the world. The report included in the list of the "world’s ten least vulnerable economies" Russia, as well as Nigeria, Egypt, Oman, and Peru.

Yesterday, the credit ratings of 10 countries - including Russia - were downgraded.

Nov 12 09:00

Companies push Congress for pension relief

With pension funds facing billions of dollars in shortfalls as markets plunge, a range of companies from Ford to Verizon are pushing Congress to suspend portions of a two-year old law they say could force them to make job cuts as they shift scarce money into ailing retirement pools.

Nov 12 08:58

Former Vice President of Dallas Federal Reserve: Failure of the Government to Provide More Information About Bailout Could Signal Corrruption

You know things are getting bad when even Federal Reserve officials are questioning whether we're being ripped off.

Nov 12 08:53

Commander: Iran builds "solid barrier" against air raids

A top Iranian commander said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic's air force has built up a "solid barrier" to defend the country's airspace, Iran's English-language satellite channel Press TV reported.

Nov 12 08:52

Iraq Signs $3.5 Billion Deal for China to Develop Oil Field

North Oil, an Iraqi-owned company, has signed a contract with a Chinese state-owned oil corporation, CNPC, that was first negotiated during Saddam Hussein’s government, an official in Iraq’s Oil Ministry said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but, that's OUR oil, dammit! Why do you think we invaded? Why do you think we killed Saddam? Yeah, Israel told us to, but we also did it to grab your damned oil, and now you guys are NOT COOPERATING!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 12 08:49

Taliban urges Obama to repudiate Bush's Afghan policy

Afghanistan's Taliban called on US president-elect Barack Obama to repudiate the "war-mongering" policies of President George W. Bush to repair the country's image abroad, a group that monitors Islamist websites said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ending the wars is a big reason Obama won the election.

Nov 12 08:48

On a collision course with Obama

Obama will be forced to wait until the end of the internal struggle and the establishment of a new government before he knows the identity of his new partner; but it is critical for Israeli voters to know now, as part of the information with which they calculate how to vote, whether the candidates for prime minister are on a course for collision or discussion with Obama.

Nov 12 08:47

Germany rejects General Motors' plea for state aid

The German government on Tuesday rejected a plea from U.S.-based General Motors (GM), the world's biggest carmaker, for targeted aid for its German factories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's kinda like Toyota asking for US Government bailout money for their factory here in the US.

Nov 12 08:46

European Governments Asked to Help US Close Guantanamo

US President-elect Obama has promised to shutter Guantanamo, although how he’ll do so remains unclear. Human rights groups are holding him to his word and asking European nations for their support once the prison closes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? How about George Bush himself pay the victims and their families.

Nov 12 08:44

Cold War hawks nesting with Obama

So, Vladimir Putin was right: It was Georgia that started the war with Russia, and once again it was President Bush who got caught in a lie. As the New York Times reported last week, "Newly available accounts by independent military observers of the beginning of the war between Georgia and Russia this summer call into question the long-standing Georgian assertion that it was acting defensively against separatist and Russian aggression."

Nov 12 08:42

West’s Readiness to Admit Georgia Launched S.Ossetia War is Step to Reconciliation with Russia

Readiness of the West to admit that the August conflict in South Ossetia was started by the Georgian troops, will assist in establishment of relations with Russia, whilst will not change opinion of the Western community on Russia’s disproportionate answer to actions of Georgia.

“The problem is whether Russia proportionally or disproportionately responded toward Georgia’s launching military actions,” Leon Aron, an American political scientist, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, let us keep the focus on Russia's disproportionate response, rather than examine the extent to which the US and Israel encouraged Georgia starting in November of 2007.

Nov 12 08:34

'Synergy-related headcount restructuring' and other euphemisms for 'you're fired'

And while certainly nothing new, the art of dodging plain English when it comes to describing mass firings continues to advance, so to speak, as the ongoing economic crisis piles mass firings one on top of another. For example, here's a headline on a press release forwarded to me this morning: "Nokia Siemens Networks enters final stage of synergy-related headcount restructuring."

"Hi, honey, I'm afraid I have bad news: I've been synergy-related headcount restructured."

Nov 12 08:33

US left nuclear weapon under ice in Greenland

Unbeknown to Denmark - of which Greenland is a self-governing province - the B52s were carrying nuclear bombs, in anticipation of flying direct to Moscow if any Soviet missiles destroyed the base.

And on January 21, 1968, one of the B52s crashed into ice a few miles away from the base, scattering potentially catastrophic debris. The high explosives surrounding the weapons were detonated, but the weapons themselves were not, as they required arming by the crew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Al Qaeda has it. Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 12 08:31

Battle in Bush administration over interrogation techniques

As the clock runs down on the Bush administration, moderates within the government are mounting what may be one last drive to roll back many of the harsh detention and interrogation policies pushed through by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Nov 12 08:31

FBI headquarters evacuated after electrical fire

Authorities say the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., was briefly evacuated because of a small electrical fire in the basement.

No injuries were reported, but two streets were closed while authorities investigated.

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko says no criminal activity was suspected and that everything was "under control" by late afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Paper-shredder overheat?

Nov 12 08:29

Iran test-fires new missile, Israel within reach

Iran said it test-fired a new generation of surface-to-surface missile Wednesday and that the Islamic Republic was ready to defend itself against any attacker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't attack Iran.

Problem solved!

Nov 12 08:22

Iraqi Soldier Kills as Many as Six U.S. Troops, BBC Reports

Nov 12 08:22

WHY…GERMANY… LOST…WWI? Ask No More!

I am going to be brief because it's a long story, but I have all the documents to prove any statement that I make — they said: "Look here. You can yet win this war. You don't have to give up. You don't have to accept the negotiated peace offered to you now by Germany. You can win this war if the United States will come in as your ally." The United States was not in the war at that time. We were fresh; we were young; we were rich; we were powerful.

Nov 12 08:19

Bush recalls moments he regrets

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Chapter 1...

Nov 12 08:18

Battle for Holocaust Assets Roils Israel

Mr. Roet and others say the institutions privately argue they should be treated more gently than their European counterparts because they are in a different position than banks and governments that actively assisted the Nazis. They also say any assets once owned by Holocaust victims that were subsumed over the years served a public good because they went toward building a Jewish homeland.

Nov 12 08:13

The Mysterious American Express Wants $3.5 Billion in Tax Payer Money

American Express is seeking roughly $3.5 billion in taxpayer-funded capital from the federal government, according to people familiar with the situation, WSJ is reporting.

You know, American Express. It is that great American company that sullied the name of banker and American Express competitor, Edmund J. Safra, by leaking false stories that he was laundering drug money, involved in organized crime and involved in Iran-contra.

Nov 12 08:11

The Obama Drama, Osama and Al Qaeda Marching Band.

I want to give Obama a chance. I really do but then he put that Mossad Capo with short man’s disease in charge of who sees Obama and what Obama hears …and now comes another curious thing which actually should be put in the “None of Obama’s Business File” and I’m starting to think that Ozzy Osborne may be singing “Chosen One.” to the tune of “Fortunate Son.” at the inaugural ball.

Nov 12 07:49

Senate Finance Chief Calls for Making Health Coverage Mandatory

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Max Baucus, presenting the first Democratic health plan since President-elect Barack Obama's victory, said all Americans should be required to have insurance once coverage is made affordable.

Required? Required to have health insurance? This is what the Obamians voted for?

Nov 12 06:13

U.S. Mint Makes Drastic Cuts to Its Collector Gold & Platinum Coin Offerings

Yesterday the United States Mint announced some sweeping cuts to the number of products that it will offer to coin collectors. The deepest cuts take place in the US Mint’s offerings of collectible versions of gold and platinum bullion coins.

Nov 12 05:34

Treasury continues to harpoon the Real Economy.

With the ever increasing amount of taxpayers' money handed over to "bail out" Financial Firms, manufacturing firms and Insurance firms, the Treasury has given a new meaning to the term "Venture Capital". Venture, by it's very definition, involves risk for reward. But risk and reward for whom ? All the risk for the U.S. taxpayer and all the reward for Company CEO's and boards. Has any of the money stuffed in to the back pockets of the Banking Community actually done any good ?

November 11, 2008

Nov 11 23:59

U.S. Housing Market Boom and Crash Engineered by the Government

They Did It On Purpose: The Housing Bubble and Its Crash Were Engineered from the Highest Levels of the U.S. Government, the Federal Reserve, and the Financial Industry

Nov 11 23:02

Usenet Shake-up Could Strengthen Usenet Industry

Commercial Usenet access providers have been offering discounts to Usenet refugees from Time Warner and other ISPs in the hopes of getting them to switch. Giganews Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Vogelpohl told NewTeeVee that his company had “a great response” to its Time Warner special, and that Giganews is “thankful for the opportunity” provided by the ISPs’ Usenet shake-up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in trying to shut down usenet because of "child porn" (actually found in 0.0003 percent of the 3.7 billion articles on usenet at any given time) Cuomo has actually kicked off a commercial boom which will result in even MORE downloading, much to the annoyance of the real motivators behind the Cuomo crack down, the RIAA and MPAA.

Nov 11 22:35

New Way to Smuggle notes: Inside a Hollow Nickle

Nov 11 22:00

GLOBALIZATION AND THE RISE OF MONOPOLIZATION SPEEDS ECONOMIC FAILURE

Capitalism's base tenet of supply and demand requires a healthy environment of competition. Many of the calculated moves toward a global market have undermined that tenet. In a competitive arena, there are bound to be winners, and the governments used to regulate that to prevent monopolies from consolidating control in market sectors.

Nov 11 21:59

VEINS TO REPLACE FINGERPRINTS AND EYES AS MOST SECURE FORM OF ID

Forget fingerprinting. Companies in Europe have begun to roll out an advanced biometric system from Japan that identifies people from the unique patterns of veins inside their fingers.

Finger vein authentication, introduced widely by Japanese banks in the last two years, is claimed to be the fastest and most secure biometric method. Developed by Hitachi, it verifies a person's identity based on the lattice work of minute blood vessels under the skin.

Nov 11 21:58

‘ODORPRINTING’ COULD BE USED TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE

Every person has a unique fragrance, similar to a fingerprint or DNA sample, which could be used to create a database of human scents, scientists said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right out of "Alien Resurrection."

The problem is that even a minor illness can change your body chemistry significantly.

Nov 11 21:49

The Five Stages of Collapse

by Dmitry Orlov

Hello, everyone! The talk you are about to hear is the result of a lengthy process on my part. My specialty is in thinking about and, unfortunately, predicting collapse. My method is based on comparison: I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and, since I am also familiar with the details of the situation in the United States, I can make comparisons between these two failed superpowers.

Nov 11 21:33

Thanks for the Freedom, Vets

In America, we enjoy the freedom of giving half our income to the government through various forms of taxes. We have the freedom to participate in a Ponzi scheme known as Social Security. We have the freedom to vote for the president. Unlike the voters of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, who only had one choice for president, we have two choices! We have the freedom to choose between Republican-led big government programs and Democrat-led big government programs. We have the freedom to use government-controlled money, which loses value every year.

Nov 11 20:23

Blown Up by Blow Back and the Demise of the Dream of Pipelinestan

The US chose last week to offer India access to nuclear technology, despite the fact that India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Whereas the US threatens Iran with air strikes, when Iran, a signatory to the Treaty exercises it's lawful rights to build a civilian nuclear power industry. Hypocrisy without end, corrupted logic knows no bounds.

Nov 11 19:55

Fed Covers Up Financial Crisis

The China connection to Goldman Sachs figures prominently in the current crisis. Because China owned $376 billion of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae paper, it played a big role in the financial crisis, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, with his own personal and financial ties to China, admittedly tried to reassure the Chinese through this process that their investments would be protected. They are being “protected” in the sense that the American taxpayers are now on the hook for these government mortgage companies, which have been nationalized.

Nov 11 18:25

Report: Obama views 'have serious implications for Israel'

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama
can be expected to have a rocky relationship with Israel, according to a new report.

The Begin-Sadat Center cited Obama's plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq and reconcile with Iran and Syria in concluding that the forthcoming Obama administration was likely to clash with the next Israeli government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

That's a big reason I supported him over John "Bomb, bomb, Iran" McCain.

America needs leaders who put America first, second, and third.

Nov 11 18:02

A Town Drowns in Debt as Home Values Plunge

Because of plunging home values, almost 90 percent of homeowners here owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth, according to figures released Monday. That is the highest percentage in the country. The average homeowner in Mountain House is “underwater,” as it is known, by $122,000.

Nov 11 16:58

Flawed AVG antivirus update cripples Windows XP PCs

Nov 11 16:48

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Nov 11 16:43

Vegas May Lower Gambling Age to 18

An idea is floating around Nevada to lower the state's gambling age from 21 to 18. A gaming industry lawyer says it has the potential to create a windfall of new business.

Nov 11 16:17

GOP stalwarts regroup during Caribbean cruise

When Joe Six-pack suffers a severe setback, he might cry in his beer. The Republican elite could be found this week on a Caribbean cruise after being stung in the Nov. 4 elections.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson joined policy analysts and 700 subscribers who want to revive the Republican Party on the cruise hosted by the National Review, a conservative magazine.

Nov 11 15:46

Raped in the Military? You'll Have to Pay for Your Own Forensic Exam Kit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe this is where Palin got the idea?

Nov 11 15:30

Tax Cuts: The B.S. and the Facts

The brute facts are these:

* Large income tax cuts are followed by a bubble and then a crash.

* High income taxes correlate with economic growth.

* Income tax increases are followed by economic growth.

* Moderate income tax cuts are followed by a flat economy.

* All of this is especially true as applied to the top tax rates, the amount paid on income that exceeds the highest bracket.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: We gotta rob you all blind to pay off all the government debt, and here is how we are going to convince you it's for your own good!

Nov 11 15:28

Every school to get Holocaust specialist under anti-racism initiative

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever stop to think that cramming the history of the middle of the last century down everyone's throats like it's a new religion while pointedly refusing to teach about what is going on in Palestine might be the cause of the "Anti-Semitism?"

Nov 11 12:26

AIG hosts $343,000 conference

Days before American International Group received its latest government bailout on Monday, the troubled insurer hosted a $343,000 conference for independent financial planners at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort in Phoenix.

Nov 11 12:25

DHL to Halt Express Deliveries in the U.S.

Deutsche Post's U.S. division will also close its 18 main distribution hubs and lay off most of its workers in the country

Nov 11 12:23

Angela Merkel snubs WWI ceremony in France as venue changed

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled plans to attend First World War commemorations in France after President Nicolas Sarkozy moved the ceremony to Verdun.

Nov 11 12:22

Cranking up the booga-booga!

Nov 11 12:21

Let the Bankrupt Banks Fail

Everywhere today politicians are blaring that they must save America's financial institutions, alleging catastrophic risk to the economy were any to fail. Paulson and the entire Bush administration, in a discernible panic, are now pouring $700 billion into the big banks, having already bailed out AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Bear Stearns to the tune of $300 billion.

Capitalism doesn't work, they declare, but fortunately the government is here to rescue us.

Nov 11 12:21

Robert Fisk: Obama has to pay for eight years of Bush's delusions

American lawyers defending six Algerians before a habeas corpus hearing in Washington this week learned some very odd things about US intelligence after 9/11. From among the millions of "raw" reports from American spies and their "assets" around the world came a CIA Middle East warning about a possible kamikaze-style air attack on a US navy base at a south Pacific island location. The only problem was that no such navy base existed on the island and no US Seventh Fleet warship had ever been there.

Nov 11 12:12

Blair bodyguard 'fires gun accidentally'

One of Tony Blair's guards accidentally fired his gun at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport today as the former prime minister was boarding a plane. No one was hurt.

An Israeli police spokesman said the incident happened as the guard was unloading his gun prior to getting on the flight.

And airport spokeswoman said: "One of his bodyguards accidentally fired his gun, and the bullet hit the ground."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would get a new bodyguard.

Nov 11 11:00

Media Control

This video looks at how the media controls the thought in the US. We see how the corporate media has silenced dissent and have serviced corporate interests. This is why sites like WRH and EVTV1 are important.

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Nov 11 10:22

The Iraq War lovers

Nov 11 10:20

US May Lose Its 'AAA' Rating

Nov 11 09:54

Hawaiian Police, DEA Intend to Ignore County Pot Referendum

Police say county initiative making personal marijuana use in private "the lowest law enforcement priority", which passed overwhelmingly last week, will have no impact on law enforcement practice.

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So much for will of the people!

Nov 11 09:53

How the Republican party lost its bearings

It is not exactly a blinding insight to note that the Republican Party has lost its way. The election of Barack Obama was simply the result of an intellectual decline that began with the start of President Bush’s re-election campaign in the summer of 2003 and continued unabated, culminating in Gov. Sarah Palin’s unabashed appeals this year to resentful, blue-collar Republican culture warriors.

Nov 11 09:49

Cities, States Questioning Wisdom of Adding Fluoride Chemicals to Public Water Supplies

Grand Rapids, Mich. has become the most recent city to question the practice of fluoridating public water, as part of a growing tendency for local governments to question the use of many chemicals that formerly been taken for granted.

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Nov 11 09:44

Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb

The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, a BBC investigation has found.

Nov 11 09:42

Belief that country heading in right direction is at all-time low

On the day that President-elect Barack Obama visited the White House, a new national poll illustrates the daunting challenges he faces when it becomes his home next year.

Nov 11 09:42

The Chosen: Jewish members in the 111th U.S. Congress

Nov 11 09:41

Exclusive Yellowstone Club files for bankruptcy

The Yellowstone Club, an exclusive mountain retreat for the ultra-rich, said it filed for bankruptcy Monday after failing to secure new financing — underscoring that even the elite can't escape the country's current economic troubles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My heart bleeds for them.

Nov 11 09:40

European tram makers stand to gain from U.S. streetcar push

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are we not building these things HERE IN THE US?

Nov 11 09:40

Now banks raise credit card costs

Banks have increased interest rates on credit and debit cards held by tens of millions of shoppers despite the cost of borrowing falling to its lowest level for more than 50 years, research for The Independent reveals today.

Nov 11 09:39

Today is the day that we remember the victims of those who profit from war: Remembering that War is a Racket on Remembrance Day

Nov 11 09:36

Keith Olbermann Speaks Out On Prop 8

Keith Olberman Speaks Out On Prop 8- ask supporters of prop 8 how they can reconcile their actions and beliefs. Stop Prop 8- www.jointheimpact.com

Nov 11 09:30

Wikipedia deletes page on Rahm Emanuel's father

Nov 11 09:28

US unveils Mexican consulate in busiest visa city

U.S. State Department officials unveiled a massive new consulate Monday in Ciudad Juarez, a violent Mexican border town that is the world's busiest for immigrant visas.

Nov 11 09:25

Laying the ground works for the next False Flag Operation

Nov 11 09:25

Holy City facing splits and decline

Jerusalem is "starting to die" says pharmaceutical worker Dikla Meheraban, 26, amid bustling shoppers and rumbling buses at the heart of the predominantly Jewish west of the city.

The violence of the last intifada has waned, but a gloomy picture of the Holy City has emerged during campaigning for Tuesday's mayoral elections.

Soaring land prices, dirty streets, economic stagnation, job shortages, the flight of the city's young people and secular Jews and the construction of a light rail system that has caused traffic to all but grind to a halt are all common gripes.

Nov 11 09:24

Tax Rates During the Great Depression

Nov 11 09:14

Blockade Busting Europeans Get Peace Commitment From Hamas

Following intensive negotiations with Hamas, the de facto leadership of Gaza, a group of European parliamentarians has been told by the organization that it will accept a Palestinian state within the internationally recognized 1967 borders as well as offer Israel a long-term ceasefire

Nov 11 09:13

Gordon 'NWO' Brown said "Today's challenges are birth-pangs of new global order."

Nov 11 09:13

Pakistan militants seize Humvees

Militants in Pakistan have looted 12 trucks carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan, officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And JUST in time to counter Pakistan's demand that western forces stay the heck out of their country!!!!!!!

Nov 11 09:12

The Laughing Hyenas Of The Israeli Defence Forces

Nov 11 09:10

Where Homes Are Worth Less Than the Mortgage

Nov 11 09:09

Internet faces increased threat from hackers

Nov 11 08:59

RE-BRANDING OPPRESSION

The old film offers a fantasy version of the Nazis' treatment of German Jews. It shows a happy village of re-located Jews with people walking about and looking pleasant and doing pleasant things. In particular, there is a scene of Jews carrying huge watering cans, happily sprinkling large, lush gardens. Well, the film is inferior in quality to the 2008 film from Israel , three-quarters of a century later, but one could be excused for thinking that someone in Israel got his or her inspiration from Dr. Goebbels' film.

Nov 11 08:51

Deputy Suspended For Using Taser To Wake Inmate

A Pinellas County detention deputy was suspended for using the sound of his stun gun to try and wake up an inmate. According to an internal affairs report, the deputy thought the crackling sound of his Taser would rouse an inmate on July 27. It did not.

Nov 11 08:49

Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin honor the late George Carlin with Mark Twain Humor Prize

The late comedian George Carlin — famous for those "Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV" — was honored Monday with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the only award he saw as a legitimate comedy prize.

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They threw the prize money into the air and George gets to keep everything he caught.

Nov 11 08:47

Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Successful Work On Red Planet

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months. As anticipated, seasonal decline in sunshine at the robot's arctic landing site is not providing enough sunlight for the solar arrays to collect the power necessary to charge batteries that operate the lander's instruments.

Nov 11 08:40

Iran Nuke Laptop Data Came from Terror Group

The George W. Bush administration has long pushed the "laptop documents" -- 1,000 pages of technical documents supposedly from a stolen Iranian laptop -- as hard evidence of Iranian intentions to build a nuclear weapon. Now charges based on those documents pose the only remaining obstacles to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring that Iran has resolved all unanswered questions about its nuclear programme.

Nov 11 08:37

Obama: collective adoration hits the Old World

So Obama is the man, and the wave of collective adoration has embarked the shores like the Normandy Invasion. As I wrote in a recent article, to people who live in other parts of the world (and that means almost the absolute majority of humanity), the self-proclaimed position of the USA not as a world leader, but the world leader is too much of a tight fit, akin to a chokehold.

Nov 11 08:37

Palin calls bloggers "kids in pajamas"

In Sarah Palin's interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren this evening, she referred to bloggers as "kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents' homes" spewing out mean and inaccurate things about her. Well, I am no kid, I am definitely not wearing pajames and I am living in my own house, thank you! And I am seriously depressed about the prospect of this person having a political future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't own pajamas! Be grateful the webcam is turned off!

Nov 11 08:35

Documents linking Iran to nuclear weapons push may have been fabricated

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained evidence suggesting that documents which have been described as technical studies for a secret Iranian nuclear weapons-related research program may have been fabricated.

The documents in question were acquired by U.S. intelligence in 2004 from a still unknown source -- most of them in the form of electronic files allegedly stolen from a laptop computer belonging to an Iranian researcher. The US has based much of its push for sanctions against Iran on these documents.

Nov 11 08:22

Bombings raise spectre of al-Qaeda

The triple bombing during Baghdad's morning rush hour may have come as a surprise to many in the outside world, who now have the idea that Iraq is on the path to stability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuure.

Why would Al Qaeda set off bombs right NOW when the US is about to get kicked out? Al Qaeda gets what it wants by NOT doing anything. The US, on the other hand, wants to stay, so the bombings clearly serve US interests.

Nov 11 08:15

Goldman Sachs urged bets against California bonds it helped sell

Goldman, Sachs & Co. urged some of its big clients to place investment bets against California bonds this year despite having collected millions of dollars in fees to help the state sell some of those same bonds.

The giant investment firm did not inform the office of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer that it was proposing a way for investment clients to profit from California's deepening financial misery. In Sacramento, officials said they were concerned that Goldman's strategy could raise the interest rate the state would have to pay to borrow money, thus harming taxpayers.

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Nov 11 08:13

BUSH BASHES ENVIRONMENT RULES DURING LAST DAYS

In the next few weeks, the Bush administration is expected to relax environmental-protection rules on power plants near national parks and uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

Bush is expected to further change the rules to expand the role of mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.

The Bush administration is expected to try to get some of the rules into final form by the week before Thanksgiving.

The regulations have already had periods of public comment, and no further comments are being taken.

Nov 11 08:12

What Does Iran Have to Do With Charlottesville?

In 2003, Iran proposed negotiations with the United States with everything on the table, including its nuclear energy technology. President Bush refused. Last month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited New York and expressed support for peaceful relations with the United States and for a two-state solution in Palestine.

Nov 11 08:10

Iceland sees 20% increase in visitors

Opportunistic tourists are enjoying the favourable exchange rate. The US Dollar currently buys 129.64 Icelandic Krona, compared to kr83.94 at the start of September. Today, Sterling will buy kr208.95, compared to kr156.35 earlier this year.

Nov 11 08:09

AIG Gets $40B More In Unprecedented Fed Bailout

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PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!

Nov 11 08:09

Low credit costs, but crunch still here

Embattled insurance giant AIG (AIG, Fortune 500) announced that it restructured its bailout deal with the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department, giving the company more breathing room to spin off subsidiaries and pay back its $60 billion federal bridge loan. As part of the new package, the expiration on AIG's loan was lengthened to five years from two, as the current credit environment has proven a difficult time to sell off businesses.

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