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Nov 03 20:00

The deliberate dumbing down of america

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs.

Nov 03 18:35

Fed Hires Bear Stearns Risk Boss

The Federal Reserve - HA! Someone please tell me this isn't true.

Nov 03 16:56

Hitler's Silent Partners

How much responsibility did ordinary citizens bear for the Holocaust?

Nov 03 12:31

Sites to Monitor Election Results

Don't forget to take screen shots!

Nov 03 11:21

Circuit City to shut 155 stores

Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it's shutting 155 U.S. underperforming stores, reducing future store openings and renegotiating leases to help preserve cash after its liquidity deteriorated and vendors tightened the struggling electronics retailer's payment terms.

Nov 03 11:08

What to expect from the Obama administration on the foreign policy front

Obama has long stressed he would immediately begin escalating the Afghan campaign, and perhaps open up a new front in Pakistan. Certainly the Bush administration has laid the groundwork for this eastward shift of U.S. military resources – and so the stage is set.

Nov 03 10:59

U.S. rejects GM's call for help in a merger

The Treasury Department has turned down a request by General Motors for up to $10 billion to help finance the automaker's possible merger with Chrysler, according to people close to the discussions.

Nov 03 10:54

U.S. Is Funding Iranian Nuclear Program

The U.S. is literally funding Iranian nuclear capabilities.

Nov 03 09:45

Newly discovered footage of Building Seven and North Tower collapse

Astounding new video footage of Building 7 & the North World Trade Center Tower has suddenly appeared on the net posted by an anonymous user November 1st, 2008...

Nov 03 07:47

Iraq Fatalities, Gas Prices Plummet Just in Time for Election Day

Imagine the political landscape right now, less than 48 hours before voting ends, if the collapse of the financial industry in late September had not upended John McCain’s campaign. In that scenario, with U.S. fatalities at new lows and gas prices no longer a source of worry for voters, the odds in the presidential race would heavily favor the Republican ticket. At worst, even with Sarah Palin weighing McCain down, polls would probably show him winning by a slim majority.

Nov 03 07:39

The Financial Crisis and an Ordinary man.

With all the facts and figures going around, I think it's time to talk about what has happened, but on a personal scale, ie the story of just one man and his family as they started out with hope and ended up reaping the whirlwind as so many families have so far. Let's take a guy called Joe, for example...

Nov 03 07:31

World Shipping slowly grinding to a halt.

The situation now is that for those shipping companies that can actually get letters of credit are now slowing down their ships to reduce fuel consumption, slashing crew numbers and leaving some of their tonnage in dock with the lights out.
The problem with letters of credit, which are needed before a vessel leaves harbour, is that demands between banks are being denied as banks are not trusting each other

Nov 03 06:51

[Video] Unlikely support for Obama

Tattoo-wearing Jason Hill is known as Cupcake to his friends and would appear to be an unlikely Barack Obama supporter.

He spoke to the BBC's Matthew Price about his support for the Democrat, and why some of his friends will not vote for a black man.

Nov 03 06:45

Was There a Loan It Didn’t Like?

AS a senior mortgage underwriter, Keysha Cooper was proud of her ability to spot fraud and other problems in a loan application. A decade of vetting mortgage documents had taught her plenty, she says.

But as a senior mortgage underwriter at Washington Mutual during the late, great mortgage boom, Ms. Cooper says she found herself in a vise. Brokers squeezed her from one side, her superiors from the other, she says, and both pressured her to approve loans, no matter what.

Nov 03 06:42

Effectiveness of AIG's $143 Billion Rescue Questioned

A number of financial experts now fear that the federal government's $143 billion attempt to rescue troubled insurance giant American International Group may not work, and some argue that company shareholders and taxpayers would have been better served by a bankruptcy filing.

The Treasury Department leapt to keep AIG from going bankrupt on Sept. 16, and in the past seven weeks, AIG has drawn down $90 billion in federal bailout loans. But some key AIG players argue that bankruptcy would have offered more structure and greater protections during a time of intense market volatility.

Nov 03 06:37

Thanks for the memory

We read, all too often, of various government and other (dis)organizations losing huge files with personal information in them. Would it not be nice if the people involved did not have to carry these files around with them?

Thanks for the memory

A mathematical trick may allow people to scatter their computer files across the world's hard disks ...

Nov 03 06:35

Thanks for the memory

We read, all too often, of various government (and related) organizations losing huge files with plenty of VERY personal information in them.

Would it not be nice if the people involved did not have to carry these files around with them?

"Thanks for the memory

Sep 10th 2008
From Economist.com

A mathematical trick may allow people to scatter their computer files across the world's hard disks ...

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Nov 02 21:40

Worse than the Great Depression

...the macroeconomic fundamentals today are much worse, so that we are in for a protracted period of economic depression – a depression much worse than the Great Depression, a depression that would likely be remembered in history as “The Second Great Depression” or The Greater Depression, as Doug Casey has called it so aptly.

Nov 02 21:05

Syria FM: US may face 'painful' measures over raid

Syria's foreign minister says his country may resort to more "painful" measures if the United States doesn't give an official explanation for a deadly cross-border raid.

Syria retaliated to the Oct. 26 U.S. raid that it says killed eight people by ordering the closure of an American school and cultural center in Damascus.

But Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says those measures were "introductory." He warns Syria could escalate its response in the future. He did not elaborate.

Nov 02 21:05

Syria FM: US may face 'painful' measures over raid

Syria's foreign minister says his country may resort to more "painful" measures if the United States doesn't give an official explanation for a deadly cross-border raid.

Syria retaliated to the Oct. 26 U.S. raid that it says killed eight people by ordering the closure of an American school and cultural center in Damascus.

But Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says those measures were "introductory." He warns Syria could escalate its response in the future. He did not elaborate.

Nov 02 18:43

Why voting is A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME ...

Although Obama would seem to be the better choice for President, on account of his youthful energy, generally positive dynamic attitude and eloquent use of English, the sad fact is that he is in the pockets of his plutocratic masters just as McCain is and must end up doing their bidding - if he wasn't his funding would have dried up and he would have been run into a ditch long ago.

Nov 02 18:25

The Presidential Candidates Learn About Them and “Weep”!

The Zionist Jews who control the U.S. Government and ALL elections, certainly ALL elections since they publicly assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963, hand-pick and “handle” from behind the scenes ALL candidates who have any chance of winning the Presidency.

Nov 02 17:50

British prime minister says he believes Gulf states will help with financial bailout

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday he believed that oil-rich Gulf states would be willing to help bail out countries stricken by the global credit crisis.

The British leader has said that he wants "hundreds of billions" of extra dollars pledged to the International Monetary Fund, noting that the Middle East has significant foreign exchange reserves fueled by previous surges in the oil price.

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What makes Brown think the people of the Middle East are as complacent and unmotivated as American tax payers?

Nov 02 15:02

Terrorists try to infiltrate UK's top labs

The security services have intercepted up to 100 suspects posing as postgraduate students who aim to acquire weapons material and expertise

Extremist groups are known to have targeted students, offering to fund courses in return for using their newly acquired expertise. It is unclear if any of those denied 'clearance' to study in the UK during the past year were funded by grants from host governments such as Tehran.

Nov 02 12:47

FLASHBACK: Ron Paul Exposes Neo Conservatives A.K.A. NEOCONS

Here is the fundamental philosophy of the Neocons:

1. The Neocons agree with Trotsky on permanent revoultion: violent as well as intellectual.
2. The Neocons are for redrawing the map of the middle east through force, if necessary.
3. The Neocons believe in preemtpvie war to achieve desired ends.
4. The Neocons believe the ends justify the means.
5. The Neocons are not opposed to the welfare state.
6. The neocons believe in an American empire.
7. The Neocons believe lying is necessary for the state to survive.

Nov 02 11:09

Undetectable data-stealing trojan nabs 500,000 virtual wallets

Unlike many trojans, it doesn't rely on tricking the end user into clicking on a link or file to get installed. Rather, it spreads silently via websites that prey on unpatched vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system or in third-party applications, such as Adobe Flash and Apple's QuickTime media player.

"This particular trojan can get installed without even awareness of the end-user that they have agreed to anything or that anything has been installed," Sean Brady, manager of identity protection at RSA, said in an interview.

Nov 02 11:03

US defense secretary expands pre-emptive war doctrine to include nuclear strikes

In a remarkable speech on nuclear policy delivered October 28 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), US Defense Secretary Robert Gates painted a dire portrait of international affairs and argued that Washington should expand the doctrine of pre-emptive war formulated by the Bush administration to include possible nuclear strikes.

Nov 02 10:59

Locked in toilet for four days

A MAN has told how he endured four days trapped in a toilet at his local bowling club.

David Leggat, 55, had to endure 16 hours a day in complete darkness with no food, no heating and no idea when help would arrive.

Crucially, he had no mobile phone to summon rescuers. And because the lavatory is in the depths of the building, his cries for help went unheard, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

Sleep was practically impossible on the cold, hard tiles and the only way to keep warm was by putting his feet in a sink he filled with hot water.

Nov 02 10:53

CBS/NY Times: Obama Has 19 Point Lead With Early Voters

And he has a 13 point lead among likely voters.

The details…

(CBS) With just three days left until Election Day, a new CBS News poll finds that the Democratic presidential ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden leads its Republican counterpart by 13 points among likely voters, 54% to 41%. That margin reflects an increase of two points in the Obama-Biden ticket’s lead from a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday.

Nov 02 10:18

FRIDAY Tally Of Newspaper Endorsements -- Obama In Landslide, at 240-114

We're in the homestretch! And the Obama-Biden ticket maintains its strong lead in the race for daily newspaper endorsements. The Democratic team now leads by 240 to 114, a better than 2-1 margin and an even wider spread in the circulation of those papers -- see full tally below as of today. The circulation of the Obama-backing papers stands at over 21 million, compared with McCain's 7 million.

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