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Oct 29 06:15

The Food Crisis of 2011

Every month, JPMorgan Chase dispatches a researcher to several supermarkets in Virginia. The task is to comparison shop for 31 items.

In July, the firm’s personal shopper came back with a stunning report: Wal-Mart had raised its prices 5.8% during the previous month. More significantly, its prices were approaching the levels of competing stores run by Kroger and Safeway. The “low-price leader” still holds its title, but by a noticeably slimmer margin.

Oct 29 05:36

George W. Bush's new memoir reveals how he dealt with 9/11

Parts of Mr Bush's highly anticipated memoir, Decision Points, were leaked to website the Drudge Report, and he intends to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on Nov 9 to promote the "very personal" memoir.

In a chapter about stem cell research he discloses how he received a "wrenching" letter from Nancy Reagan but ultimately felt a "responsibility to voice my pro-life convictions and lead the country toward what Pope John Paul II called a culture of life".

Oct 29 05:35

China makes world's fastest supercomputer

A Chinese scientific research centre has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the US as maker of the swiftest machine, a media report said Thursday.

The Chinese made Tianhe-1A system has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, the US, a newspaper reported.

Oct 29 05:34

'Wireless' humans could backbone new mobile networks

People could form the backbone of powerful new mobile internet networks by carrying wearable sensors.

The sensors could create new ultra high bandwidth mobile internet infrastructures and reduce the density of mobile phone base stations.

Engineers from Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology are working on a new project based on the rapidly developing science of body-centric communications.

Oct 29 05:32

Servicemen in Iraq less stressed than emergency services in Britain

Britain's armed forces serving in Iraq show less signs of psychological distress than police officers, doctors in emergency departments and disaster workers, a study has found.

Psychologists discovered that just over one in five servicemen on deployment showed signs of psychological distress and less than four per cent showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Oct 29 05:01

The sky-high flight tax: Families face rises of up to 55% in levy on holidays from UK airports

The increases in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for all flights out of UK airports, which come into force next week, will push up the tax on a family of four’s trip to the Far East or Australia by £240 to £680. Those in economy face an increase of £120 to £340.

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APD was initially introduced as a ‘green tax’ on the basis it would discourage people from flying and cut carbon emissions.

However, it has become a cash cow for the last government and the Coalition, with annual revenue set to rise from £2.3billion to £3.8billion by 2015.

Oct 29 04:17

SAYYED NASRALLAH CALLS FOR “BOYCOTT” OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATORS

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on Thursday for boycotting and ending cooperation with the international investigators affiliated with the international tribunal tasked with finding out the truth in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s case. His eminence warned that cooperation with these investigators was the same as facilitating their mission and attacking the Resistance.

Oct 29 03:52

Video. NZ Hospital administered IV Vit C (under protest) & cures swine flu victim on "brink of death."

The 18-minute long New Zealand News3 video report shows the compelling story of Allan Smith, a man conventional doctors claimed "could not survive," after contracting a severe case of swine flu in June of last year.

But they were wrong.

Allan's family refused to accept the hospital's hopeless prognosis and the subsequent decision to turn off his life support. Instead, his family insisted the hospital try high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C.

You'd think the hospital would have willingly agreed. After all, none of their conventional treatment methods had worked. The entire intensive care unit staff declared he was beyond hope.

Oct 29 03:33

SQUEEZING HEZBOLLAH: JEFF FELTMAN’S ‘REALLY GREAT PLAN’

Let’s blame (Imad) Mughniyah for killing Hariri. He’s dead so the investigative trail ends. Just say, ‘We had no idea what he was doing’. No more tribunal. Everyone is happy. And as a sweetener we’ll take Hezbollah off our Terrorism list.” US undersecretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to Hezbollah via the Saudi-Syrian, back channel on 10/22/10

Oct 29 01:07

Foiled or Faked: FBI 'entrapment' tactics fuel home-grown terror?

Sobering thought, using the poor and vulnerable for psy ops.

Oct 29 00:53

Ellen Brown: Time for a New Theory of Money

The functional equivalent of a community currency system can be achieved using the national currency, by forming a publicly owned bank. By turning banking into a public utility operated for the benefit of the community, the virtues of the expandable credit system of the medieval bankers can be retained, while avoiding the parasitic exploitation to which private banking schemes are prone. Profits generated by the community can be returned to the community.

Oct 29 00:00

GORDON DUFF: BRUTAL OCCUPATION TROOPS OR SAVIORS, YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS

AMERICA’S ARMY, A TALE OF MISUSE AND ABUSE –

“Yes, even without Wikileaks we always knew that such things were happening and now we know that altered versions of some of our reports and additional forgeries have been mixed in with documents meant to incriminate Iran.”

For nearly a decade, America has been, in the eyes of the world, the successor to Nazi Germany. Last week, nearly 77% of Australians polled (over 10,000 respondents) considered the 9/11 terror attacks an American “false flag” and that nation has troops in Afghanistan fighting alongside Americans. Imagine what nations that oppose American involvement think?

Oct 28 22:06

FLASHDANCE FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI HUMMUS HITS WEST PHILLY SUPERMARKET [VIDEO]

The Philly BDS Coalition dances into action in a local grocery store chain to push them to deshelve Sabra and Tribe of Hummus; both brands support Israeli war crimes.

Oct 28 21:54

Navy's New Experimental Ship Runs on Algae Biofuel Which Costs $424/Gallon

The U.S. Navy is showing its "green" side with a new 49-foot Riverine Command Boat (RCB-X). The boat is powered by a 50/50 mix of NATO F-76 fuel and algae-based biofuel.

Although there is no talk about an increase (or penalty) in fuel efficiency by using the the fuel, it appears to be more of a policy decision with regards to stepping up the use of alternative fuels in the Navy's fleet.

Last year, the Navy paid $424 per gallon for 20,055 gallons of biodiesel made from algae, which set a world record at the time for the cost of fuel.
OR 8.5 million dollars for the year
Source:
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/10/marine-push-for-alternati...

Oct 28 21:46

China Creates World's Most Powerful Supercomputer... the fall of America

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Power World's Fastest Supercomputer
Half the Size, Lower Power and 50% Faster Than World's Top (American) Supercomputer

With the addition of the new supercomputer, China now has two of the three most powerful supercomputers in the world. The third most powerful one -- previously in second place -- was the Nebulae supercomputer located in Shenzhen, which also uses NVIDIA's Tesla GPUs. It has a peak capacity of 1.271 petaflops in LINPACK.

Tianhe-1a kicks an American computer out of the top spot. The Jaguar supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is now only the world's second most powerful computer. That machine, powered by its thousands of Opteron cores, posted 1.75 petaflop LINPACK performance.

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Oct 28 21:36

Activism Raw Footage: We Are Change Confronts Frank Caprio, RI Candidate

Note: This was submitted by Truth Radio 990 AM -- We Are Change, Blackstone Valley, RI. Great work being true activists.

Oct 28 19:52

'How To Forge A Client's Signature' And Other Lessons From Inside The Ameriquest Sub-Prime Sweatshop

Bait and Switch

A few weeks after he started working at Ameriquest Mortgage, Mark Glover looked up from his cubicle and saw a coworker do something odd. The guy stood at his desk on the twenty-third floor of downtown Los Angeles's Union Bank Building. He placed two sheets of paper against the window. Then he used the light streaming through the window to trace something from one piece of paper to another. Somebody's signature.

Oct 28 19:50

Undocumented Worker -- Cartoon

I won't give away the surprise...

Oct 28 19:47

Is the world running out of food, alongside oil, metals, water and much else?

The answer to this question, according to a recent OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report is a definitive no; global agricultural production is on track to satisfy the expected long-term increase in demand, the OECD reckons.

Oct 28 19:43

UPDATE: Banking Group Asks US Supreme Court To Hear Federal Reserve Bailout Case

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- An association of large commercial banks on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that ordered the Federal Reserve to disclose information about the banks that borrowed from its discount window and other emergency lending programs during the financial crisis.

This is not the same case as Mark Pittman's FOIA request to the Treasury for Citigroup asset-guarantee details. The issue here is much larger in scope and would require the Federal Reserve to disclose information on all emergency bailout programs and recipients.

We already know the FED owns bankrupt Red Roof Inns. Let's see what else is in there. This is the real transparency test.

Oct 28 19:14

In Defense of Slavery

The existence of slavery in our country has never really gone away.

Oct 28 17:50

Obama's Justice Dept. doesn't want Goldman Sachs to be “re-victimized”.

They cited a federal law to protect owners of trade secrets and a desire not to cause the investment bank to be “re-victimized” through the release of confidential, proprietary trading secrets.

Oct 28 17:28

Nicolas Sarkozy warned by German Chancellor not to unveil £150m 'bling' presidential jet

With riots in the streets and poll ratings in the basement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under pressure from both home and abroad to delay delivery of a refitted jet that will cost the taxpayer £151million.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among those who have apparently told the luxury loving Sarkozy that now might not be the best time to take charge of the aircraft that is said to be dripping with 'bling'.

Oct 28 17:21

Earnings of FTSE 100 chiefs up 55% over past year

FTSE 100 company directors saw their total earnings soar by an average of 55 per cent during the past year in a startling recovery from short-lived restraint during the recession, according to research to be published today.

The findings from Incomes Data Services (IDS), the pay monitoring group, are likely to reawaken controversy over executive pay.

The average FTSE 100 chief executive took home £4.9 million (€5.5 million) in total earnings in the year to June, according to IDS. That represented 88 times the average pay of all full-time workers – down slightly from a peak multiple of 94 in 2008, but sharply up on 10 years ago, when corporate chiefs earned 47 times the average wage.

Oct 28 16:57

North American Union- The Road To A Global Climate Deal

Deep Integration and harmonization of laws, standards and policy between Canada, United States and Mexico is what is driving the North American Union agenda forward and is how they avoid Parliamentary scrutiny. We already have deep economic integration, security Integration and now they seek the integration of environmental law and promote the idea to redefine the meaning of national sovereignty to include what they call “sovereign duties”. Duties imposed on a sovereign nations that they will no longer have any control over unilaterally and are place under the jurisdiction of International law. A regulator to regulate the regulators as Paul Martin (former Prime Minister of Canada) likes to say.

This is a scam in progress! The big lie is that we need to harmonize and integrate, give up our sovereignty, and consolidate North America, in order to “save the planet” from the ravishes of climate change or to enjoy security and prosperity.

Oct 28 16:29

SQUEEZING HEZBOLLAH — JEFFREY FELTMAN’S “REALLY GREAT PLAN”

By Dr. Franklin Lamb — My Catbird Seat

“ Let’s blame (Imad) Mughniyah for killing Hariri. He’s dead so the investigative trail ends. Just say, ‘We had no idea what he was doing’. No more tribunal. Everyone is happy. And as a sweetener we’ll take Hezbollah off our Terrorism list.” US undersecretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to Hezbollah via the Saudi-Syrian, back channel on 10/22/10

“Do you think we’re that stupid?” Hezbollah (smelling a set-up) to Obama via the same channel 10/23/10

Oct 28 16:26

Every day is Halloween in the Empire: The zombie apocalypse of duopoly

This zombie empire and its planet-decimating, neo-liberal death cult are marching toward the boneyard of history. What an empire contributes to the world is equivalent to the carnage an army of zombies inflicts upon the scenery of B-movies. Zombies (neither living nor dead creatures that create exponentially larger numbers of themselves) are an apt metaphor for the entropy inherent to closed systems -- the exponentially destructive force of The Second Law of Thermodynamics.

That is why I’m not a member of either party extant in our current duopoly: I’m betting on the emergence of the Entropy Party. It is the only party with a plausible platform; the only party that will keep its promises.

The US Empire is dead meat. We should lose the imagery of a noble and lofty bald eagle: rotting road kill should be proclaimed our official national animal.

Oct 28 15:24

The Source of America's wars, Neocons Zionists

Whose interest are we spending trillions of dollars on wars and bankrupting America for? Certainly not America's interests.

It's not a blame Israel chorus (Alex) or some abstract group. It's facts. The pre-war hype that led to war with Iraq was not generic corporatism. The lies specifically came from a zionist cabal in the DOD. It's wasn't oil companies faking Niger documents it was Ledeen and Franklin. It wasn't weapons companies lying about witnessing a transfer of anthrax in a meeting that didn't even happen, it was Woolsey Barns and Schmit. It wasn't security companies lying about WMDs or spying on the US it was AIPAC It was the god damn Israeli moles Perle, Kristol, Fieth, Frum, Abrams, Libby, Wolfowitz, Kagan, Goldberg, and Grossman.

This is not some vague blame game. We have very specific facts as to who did what and it WAS the Israelis and this IS Israel's war.

Oct 28 14:48

Silver Money for Americans

I think that my readers will agree that there is a desperate need for some fresh thinking about money in the U.S.

Many respected analysts worry that the expected action by the Fed to apply a new bout of QE after the coming elections is fraught with danger.

Fiat money in the US is in an advanced stage of decomposition and when money rots, the whole social, economic and political structure of the nation rots with it. A return to sound money is urgent...

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