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Oct 31 05:06

Financial Crisis: Looking beyond the Hyperbole

Government statistics have been manipulated for years to give a rosy impression of the economy , inflation figures are manipulated via the consumer price index which systematically leaves out the most expensive elements such as food and energy.Selective data is used to paint a picture they want you to see. If you take a look at the graphs below,you get a different picture and one that shows that the economy has been headed down for quite a while.

Oct 30 22:10

'Voter-Verifiable' Voting System Ensures Accuracy And Privacy

GW Assistant Professor of Computer Science Poorvi Vora and doctoral student Stefan Popoveniuc discussed and demonstrated "voter-verifiable" voting system, Scantegrity, a multi-university project. Scantegrity involves optical scan ballots, invisible ink, and a fool-proof way for voters to ensure their ballots are correctly tallied.

Oct 30 21:46

FLASHBACK: Was Paul Wellstone Murdered?

Oct 30 21:36

McCain Took $51,400 From Partners Of Law Firm Founded By Charles Keating, Including Own Nephew

Twenty years later and John McCain (R) is still lining his campaign pockets with contributions associated with Charles Keating, who you'll recall was Cindy McCain's business partner prior to the infamous Keating Five scandal which tarnished McCain's own political career.

Oct 30 21:33

John McCain: I know how to find bin Laden! Has anyone seen my plumber?

Umm, Mr. McCain? Just asking... This may seem like a silly question, but how exactly are you going to find Osama bin Laden when you can't find Joe? You say you'll track bin Laden to the gates of hell, but you seem to have trouble keeping track of a guy that plunges toilets...

Oct 30 21:30

Paulson's Swindle Revealed

The swindle of American taxpayers is proceeding more or less in broad daylight, as the unwitting voters are preoccupied with the national election. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson agreed to invest $125 billion in the nine largest banks, including $10 billion for Goldman Sachs, his old firm. But, if you look more closely at Paulson's transaction, the taxpayers were taken for a ride--a very expensive ride. They paid $125 billion for bank stock that a private investor could purchase for $62.5 billion.

Oct 30 20:54

Dallas gang violently attacks innocent teacher

Whose rights were violated by this man smoking crack?

And why the hell do people send their kids to public schools full of crackhead teachers?

Oct 30 20:03

Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold'

Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life.

Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates.

The study, experts say, raises fears that today's young people may suffer an "epidemic" of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.

Oct 30 19:21

My Penis Is My Best Friend (Yes all good and well, but why is his penis for McCain?)

Bear with it. This is hilarious.

Oct 30 18:47

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 18:47

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 18:46

Early season chill shocks islanders

Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

Oct 30 18:25

Another Blu-Ray Strike

So let's fast forward to Blu-Ray, the rat that won the rat fight. Companies that give you lots of information on the website are fun, so here's a good page from PacificDisc.

Now, I don't expect you to browse this thing closely, so let's go right to the boner:

Oct 30 17:58

Stunning: What It Looks Like When A Political Candidate Tells The Truth

"On 9/11, three skyscrapers were felled by two planes. World Trade Center 7, the Patriot Act, the Financial Crash, the Bailout, all share characteristics of controlled demolitions, criminal fraud, and treason. We the people, need courage to seek and speak the truth. We need to investigate the big lies. We need to arrest, impeach the terrorists. We need to defend our Constitution, our rights, our lives. I am Carol Brouillet, Green Party Candidate for Congress and I approve this message. Vote Green for Truth, Peace and Justice."

Oct 30 17:57

Stunning: What It Looks Like When A Political Candidate Tells The Truth

"On 9/11, three skyscrapers were felled by two planes. World Trade Center 7, the Patriot Act, the Financial Crash, the Bailout, all share characteristics of controlled demolitions, criminal fraud, and treason. We the people, need courage to seek and speak the truth. We need to investigate the big lies. We need to arrest, impeach the terrorists. We need to defend our Constitution, our rights, our lives. I am Carol Brouillet, Green Party Candidate for Congress and I approve this message. Vote Green for Truth, Peace and Justice."

Oct 30 16:39

Vatican issues screening guidelines for priests

"In all too many cases, psychological defects, sometimes of a pathological kind, reveal themselves only after ordination to the priesthood," the guidelines said. "Detecting defects earlier would help avoid many tragic experiences."

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Why not just give them a full castration and a full frontal lobotomy?

Oct 30 16:34

Palin says Obama infomercial short on specifics

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Thursday that Democrat Barack Obama offered few national security specifics in the infomercial he broadcast the night before, accusing him of trying to "soften the focus" in the campaign's final days.

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Let's have a debate between the two so we can watch to see how short on specifics Caribou Barbie's whole life is.

Oct 30 13:59

One-Armed Musician, Wyeth Clash on Patient Lawsuits

By Greg Stohr

Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Children's musician Diana Levine watched her right hand gradually turn black in the six weeks after she was injected with a Wyeth anti-nausea drug. The pain, so powerful even morphine couldn't mask it, subsided only when doctors amputated the arm just below the elbow.

Oct 30 13:30

MOSSAD Building Boom

Oct 30 12:54

McCain Leads in Israeli Absentee Voting

Polls, carried out and analyzed by Keevoon, a Jerusalem-based research, strategy and communications firm, indicate that 76% of the polled voters in Israel said they voted for John McCain, with 24% stating they cast their ballot for Barack Obama.

Oct 30 12:46

Fox News: "We need another 911."

Oct 30 11:39

Joe? Where did you go?

A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.

Oct 30 11:21

A Question for A.I.G.: Where Did the Cash Go?

The American International Group is rapidly running through $123 billion in emergency lending provided by the Federal Reserve, raising questions about how a company claiming to be solvent in September could have developed such a big hole by October. Some analysts say at least part of the shortfall must have been there all along, hidden by irregular accounting.

“You don’t just suddenly lose $120 billion overnight,” said Donn Vickrey of Gradient Analytics, an independent securities research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Oct 30 11:16

Deep Thought

Obama can go on TV for 30 minutes and not mention John McCain even once.

No way would the reverse be true.

Oct 30 10:55

De Menezes witnesses say police gave no warning

A couple sitting opposite Jean Charles de Menezes said that they never heard undercover police identify themselves before they shot the innocent Brazilian, an inquest heard today.

Ralph Livock was travelling with his girlfriend Rachel Wilson when they saw several men with guns board the train at Stockwell Tube station and move towards Mr de Menezes with their weapons raised.

They said that they had no idea if the men were pranksters, police or terrorists and realised the severity of the situation only when the shooting started and Ms Wilson found that she was covered in blood.

Oct 30 09:52

Don’t tell my mother I work at the White House. She thinks I play the piano in a whore house.

by William Blum

The Anti-Empire Report

Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life

Oct 30 09:51

Deafness is the new scourge of British troops in Afghanistan

Hundreds of soldiers are returning from Afghanistan suffering from severe and permanent damage to their hearing because of the overwhelming noise of intense combat.

Nearly one in ten soldiers serving with one regiment have hearing defects that could bar them from further frontline service and affect their civilian job prospects, The Times has learnt.

The number of hearing injuries is one of the untold stories of Britain’s military campaigns, evoking comparisons with the thunder of battle in the two world wars and the Korean War.

Oct 30 08:57

Sarkozy and the voodoo doll

There is never any respite with Nicolas Sarkozy. When France's president is not touring the world to save it, he's threatening to sue journalists or publishers for lèse majesté. Unlike any French president before him, he hasn't understood that universal suffrage has elevated him above all parties and trite bickering. In fact, Nicolas Sarkozy remains what he always was: a business lawyer. Little did he expect though, when he sued a publisher for commercialising a voodoo doll representing him, that a judge would rebuke his demand.

Oct 30 08:47

The End of International Law?

A parallel new Bush doctrine is emerging, in the last days of the soon-to-be-ancien regime, and it needs to be strangled in its crib. Like the original Bush doctrine -- the one that Sarah Palin couldn't name, which called for preventive military action against emerging threats -- this one also casts international law aside by insisting that the United States has an inherent right to cross international borders in "hot pursuit" of anyone it doesn't like.

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