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Dec 07 09:05

Hoax phone call 'almost took Pakistan to war'

A hoax telephone call almost sparked another war between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan at the height of last month's terror attacks on Mumbai, officials and Western diplomats on both sides of the border said today.

Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani President, took a telephone call from a man pretending to be Pranab Mukherjee, India's Foreign Minister, on Friday, November 28, apparently without following the usual verification procedures, they said.

Dec 07 04:27

Angry laid-off workers occupy factory in Chicago

By RUPA SHENOY, Associated Press Writer

Saturday, December 6, 2008
(12-06) 19:59 PST Chicago (AP) --

Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

About 250 union workers occupied the Republic Windows and Doors plant in shifts Saturday while union leaders outside criticized a Wall Street bailout they say is leaving laborers behind.

Dec 07 02:25

U.S. Collective Dictatorship Enlarges

Dictatorship is unlimited rule. Collective dictatorship is unlimited rule by an assembly. National government in the U.S. has tended toward collective dictatorship over its entire history.

Dec 07 02:04

Swat Team conducts food raid in rural Ohio

On Monday, December 1, a SWAT team with semi-automatic rifles entered the private home of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio, herded the family onto the couches in the living room, and kept guns trained on parents, children, infants and toddlers, from approximately 11 AM to 8 PM. The team was aggressive and belligerent. The children were quite traumatized. At some point, the “bad cop” SWAT team was relieved by another team, a “good cop” team that tried to befriend the family.

Dec 07 01:31

Al-Qaeda is a front organization of CIA and MOSSAD

The Mumbai based group alleged that Al-Qaeda is a front organization of CIA and MOSSAD. "There is enough evidence that the Al-Qaeda is a front organization of the CIA and MOSSAD. The Bush junta has used the bogey of terror and of Al Qaeda to justify his unending and ever expanding Global War on Terror, which is only a means of capturing the resources of the world and of establishing the sole hegemony of Israel in West Asia," said the group of activists and intellectuals. The group is holding a press conference in Mumbai on Wednesday to "expose the links between Al-Qaeda and the CIA-MOSSAD".

Dec 07 01:00

Sorry, Foundmoney is for-profit search results

My apology for not checking out this business website well enough.

Founder of Found Money, Edward Palonek and Santa Claus Find People that Have Unclaimed Money Belonging to Them Before Christmas
Fri Dec 5, 2:21 pm ET

I used another search website a few years ago, not this one, and it was not a pay-to-get info one. The best route to go is by the specific
State Controller's UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH such as this:

California State Controller's Office
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH
http://scoweb.sco.ca.gov/UCP/

Dec 07 00:49

NO NEO-CONS

Dec 06 17:18

GM, Chrysler Literally Can't Afford Bankruptcy

This would be funny if it weren't so sad. It seems bankruptcy is not an option for GM or Chrysler, but not because they're "too big to fail", as we've been told, but rather it's because they can't even finance a bankruptcy.

Dec 06 16:49

Peter Schiff Analogies

Peter Schiff uses analogies to describe our current economic crisis. Topics include debt-financed consumption, business cycles, the Federal Reserve, the cronies in Washington, and the modern American service economy.

Dec 06 16:28

France abuzz over alcoholic 'cure'

An eminent French cardiologist has triggered an impassioned debate in the medical world over his claim to have discovered a cure for alcoholism.

Dr Olivier Ameisen, 55, one of France's top heart specialists, says he overcame his own addiction to alcohol by self-administering doses of a muscle-relaxant called baclofen.

Dec 06 16:12

A "Second Earth" has been found 20 light years away. Do you think there is life over there?

Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky "second Earth" circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.

The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth's nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.

Dec 06 16:00

"Occupy, resist, produce" (How to Reinvent Manufacturing and the Middle Class)

Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis report on how Argentina's worker-run factories have nurtured a powerful social movement...

Dec 06 15:41

World oil prices tumble below $40 mark with no 'floor' in sight

By Agence France Presse (AFP) | Staff Writer | Dec 06 2008

LONDON: Crude oil prices plunged below $40 on Friday to their lowest levels in nearly four years, as worse-than-expected jobs data in the United States raised prospects of a severe decline in energy demand. In London, Brent North Sea crude slid to $39.50 a barrel, the lowest level since the January 2005. Light sweet crude for January slid to $42 in New York, also a near four-year low.

Dec 06 15:30

Idled workers occupy factory in Chicago

RUPA SHENOY | Associated Press | Dec 6, 2008

Workers laid off from their jobs at a factory have occupied the building and are demanding assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay that they say they are owed.

About 200 employees of Republic Windows and Doors began their sit-in Friday, the last scheduled day of the plant's operation.

"We're doing something we haven't since the 1930s, so we're trying to make it work," Fried said.

Dec 06 15:05

Grim Job Report Not Showing Full Picture

NY Times | DAVID LEONHARDT and CATHERINE RAMPELL | Dec 5

As bad as the headline numbers in Friday’s employment report were, they still made the job market look better than it really is.

Already, the share of men older than 20 with jobs was at its lowest point last month since 1983, and very close to the low point of the last 60 years. [...]
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The NY Times shows it does have some good writers.

Dec 06 14:09

Coke/Pepsi as pesticide

Yep.. That seems about right.. Feed us poisons.. Coke and Pepsi stink.

Why don't you just kill us all and blow the world up.. Oh.. I know why.. Then you would have no slaves.

Dec 06 13:52

Jews Must Face 'Dark Side' Of Judaism

Stephen Bloom has a love of justice typical of many liberal American Jews. A journalism professor, he saw the opening of a Kosher meat packer in Postville Iowa in 1987 by Hasidic Jews as an opportunity to study the Jewish-gentile dynamic in microcosm. He discovered more about Judaism and the causes of anti-Semitism than perhaps he wanted to know.

His conclusion is from "Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America" published in 2000:

"Initially I had gone to Postville to learn from the Hasidim [orthodox Jews], to share with them a sense of identity and belonging. Instead, what the Postville Hasidim ultimately offered me was a glimpse of the dark side of my own faith, a look at Jewish extremists whose behavior not only made the Postville locals wince, but made me wince, too.

Dec 06 11:19

Why Are PCs and Gadgets So Slow? (Who's Breaking Moore's Law?)

If Moore's Law holds, which it will, the speed of processors will double over the next two years. Which would you rather have: Bloated new features that gobble up all those clock cycles before they get to you? Or would you rather have all your stuff run twice as fast?

Industry: It's time to put the feature bloat and spaghetti code on hold for two years, and get to work optimizing, minimizing and streamlining everything. We want speed. And we want it yesterday.

Dec 06 11:12

Tests find older Tasers may fire 'fatal' current

Independent tests of stun-guns manufactured by Taser International, which provides virtually all the weapons to police forces, shows some older models of the weapons fire currents that are up to 50 percent stronger than the company says, and medical experts say such a strong shock could be fatal.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company and Radio-Canada commissioned a US laboratory to test 41 Tasers. The tests showed nearly 10 percent of the tested weapons fired a stronger current than the company claims.

Dec 06 10:58

Thieves Winning Online War, Maybe in Your PC

Internet security is broken, and nobody seems to know quite how to fix it.

Despite the efforts of the computer security industry and a half-decade struggle by Microsoft to protect its Windows operating system, malicious software is spreading faster than ever. The so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC and then uses that computer to spread more malware to other machines exponentially. Computer scientists and security researchers acknowledge they cannot get ahead of the onslaught.

Dec 06 07:32

Robbers in drag steal €80 million from Paris diamond store in biggest French heist

At first sight, the man and three women who entered the Harry Winston store in Paris resembled the sophisticated international clientele who frequent this most exclusive of jewellers. But staff soon realised something was amiss – the women were really men in wigs and dresses and all four were holding guns.

Dec 06 06:01

Obama's Familiar Orbit

By Michael Winship

SNIP

The Bush administration made the economic disaster worse, but both Barack Obama’s designated Secretary of the Treasury -- Tim Geithner -- and his choice to direct the National Economic Council, Larry Summers (a former Treasury secretary), are pals of Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who left Treasury to join Citigroup, where he’s now a director and senior advisor. Yes, folks, Citigroup -- the bank the government now has agreed to insure against projected losses of $306 billion -- on top of bailouts totaling $45 billion.

Dec 06 04:49

YouTube is Dead

2/05/08 As of yesterday YouTube has replaced its list of 'Most Viewed' videos on the site's 'Videos' section with a varied selection of sponsor-friendly videos that the site calls 'Most Popular'. Where users normally see videos with high view-counts that have become popular due to viral spreading and community activity, we now see videos like the new MacBook commercial that gets showcased on the 'Most Popular' #1 spot while having very low view-counts and even lower ratings.

Dec 06 04:44

Bush reported to be drinking heavily

by Wayne Madsen

(WMR) -- With less than two months remaining in office, George W. Bush, witnessing a devastating defeat for the Republican Party, worse favorability ratings than those of Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, and the most devastating economic situation since the Great Depression, is reported by a number of well-placed sources in Washington as drinking heavily.

After having tried to explain away the collapse of several Wall Street brokerage houses by saying, “Wall Street got drunk,” it appears that it is Bush who is suffering from bouts of drunkenness.

Dec 05 22:28

Another Cop Feels 'Threatened' and Kills Family Dog

The family says two children were watching, including a 2-year-old who was a foot away from the dog when it was shot.

Dec 05 22:11

U.S. Troops May Be Deployed In Arizona

U.S. Defense Department plans to deploy as many 20,000 U.S. troops within the U.S. for homeland security and anti-terrorism efforts could result in a significant number being placed or having some kind of presence in Arizona and the Southwest, according to security experts.

Dec 05 21:35

Rahm Emanuel, ANY civil office appointment illegal?

"When Barack Obama asked Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be his White House chief-of-staff, few political insiders were surprised."

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/07/white_house_pa...
White House pay raises lift the ceiling
Posted July 30, 2007 10:03 AM
The Swamp
by Mark Silva

Congress may still be debating its own pay raises, but the White House pressed ahead with a 2.8 percent "cost-of-living" raise for staffers last year, according to a new accounting that posts the top pay for the most senior aides to the president at $168,000 per year.

Dec 05 21:32

Safety Deposit Boxes Confiscated

For my friends that are keeping their heirlooms, wills, gold/silver/colored diamonds etc in a bank safety deposit box: please be careful. ABC News reported on a number of states that confiscate the contents of boxes to help fund their budget.

Dec 05 19:25

Lost Votes on Diebold System Discovered by New 'Transparency Project' in CA

Humboldt County's First-of-Its-Kind Citizen Oversight Program Finds 197 Ballots Dropped, Miscounted by Voting System in One Precinct

Company Knew About Software Flaw, Failed to Notify County...

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