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Dec 05 02:06

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

From The Sunday Times
November 30, 2008

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

The president-elect has to take a stand on Bush’s dark legacy

Andrew Sullivan

A small and largely unnoticed spat among the transition planners for the president-elect, Barack Obama, broke out last week. It was the first genuinely passionate debate among the Obamaites and it centres on a terribly difficult and terribly important decision that will be among the first that Obama has to make.

Dec 04 21:13

Private-Sector Health Care Leads the Way

It is easy to criticize the US healthcare system, but we should be clear on one thing: it is not "free market" or "private" healthcare. A free market in healthcare would be more efficient and innovative, and offer better quality products and services, with lower prices than is currently the case.

Dec 04 20:13

Google as an Economic Indicator (It Ain't Pretty)

All Time High Search Volume for Food Stamps, Unemployment, Layoffs & Bankruptcy.

Dec 04 19:59


Dec 04 19:43

The U.S. Military as an Oil Acquisition Service

Conspiracy theorist: “A psychologically disturbed person who poses a danger to society by virtue of the fact that he frequently questions or refuses to accept the views or opinions of society’s authorities” – The consensus definition of ‘conspiracy theorist’ promoted by society’s authorities.

Dec 04 19:42

Lawmakers Dodd, Frank Warn Paulson May Not Get Second Half of TARP Money

John Brinsley and Alison Vekshin

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said he opposes giving the Bush administration the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue plan, joining Republicans upset with how it is being managed.


Once a junkie, always a junkie.

Dec 04 19:39

Illegal Hordes Making America Unrecognizable

~~~~As always, my nemesis, Commandante Pedro writes gritty letters telling me how Mexico continues its reconquest of the United States. Pedro said, "Oh Mr. Frosty! Can't you see the writing on the wall? Don't you see the signs of the times? The politicians know who to kowtow and cater to. The White vote is irrelevant. That was proven on 11/04. We are the future; therefore it is our bottoms which must be kissed.

Dec 04 19:36

Are you smarter than a second grader from China?

This is TEST doable.

I did it. It took some thinking to get it done.

Do you have what it takes to beat it. If not, respond back with


Dec 04 18:21

Clinton scrambles to reduce campaign debt

With just weeks before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is scrambling to reduce massive campaign debt before federal ethics rules prohibit her from doing so.

This just has to be a sick joke. Bill must have more than enough left over from his drug lord ... oops I mean governor days in Mena Arkansas.

And, if that's not enough, Hills can always petition the Bush "gummermint" for a bailout check. They just give them away - a billion here, a lost 2.3 trillion there. Who cares? It's not their money.

Dec 04 18:21

Clinton scrambles to reduce campaign debt

With just weeks before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is scrambling to reduce massive campaign debt before federal ethics rules prohibit her from doing so.

This just has to be a sick joke. Bill must have more than enough left over from his drug lord ... oops I mean governor days in Mena Arkansas.

And, if that's not enough, Hills can always petition the Bush "gummermint" for a bailout check. They just give them away - a billion here, a lost 2.3 trillion there. Who cares? It's not their money.

Dec 04 12:24

If Bush pardons himself, it would be a stunning challenge to America's self-image as the upholder of law and freedom

Is George Bush preparing to give himself a presidential pardon? On first hearing, the idea sounds utterly incredible and outrageous. How can the head of a state in which respect for the law remains an active part of the national DNA even contemplate such an arbitrary and shameless act of apparent lawlessness? Amnesties and pardons of this kind are the stock-in-trade of tinpot dictators, not constitutional leaders. And yet ...

Dec 04 12:19

Chinese wealth fund turns back on western banks

China Investment Corporation is to put the brakes on making investments in western banks until governments come up with coherent policies to cope with the global economic downturn.

Lou Jiwei, the chairman of the sovereign wealth fund, said today: "Right now, we do not have the courage to invest in financial institutions. We have to wait for the time when there won't be massive collapses of financial institutions."

China had lost confidence in many financial institutions, Lou said, because foreign governments seemed to be changing their policies "every week".

Dec 04 10:25

New Securities Exchange Commission regulations fail miserably to address the real issues

Yesterday, the long awaited regulatory framework to rein in the Financial sector was announced. Not surprisingly, it did not address the most important issues hovering over the Economy and serves only to reinforce the hands off management style that has always been the trademark of this supposed Gatekeeper of Financial Sanity.

Dec 04 10:23

Oh, That's Nice.

Oh, that's nice.

The "freedom fighters", the Taliban and al Qaeda, that were administered for the CIA by the Pakistani ISI, who then became the "boogie men"of 911 so the U.S. & Israeli elite could insinuate themselves into cental asia and remap the middle east; and now that is done, we can throw Pakistan under the bus, break the country up piece-meal with India's help now that more al Qaeda "boogie men" have attacked India, who will set up their own police state with Israel's help and be the front line in the coming war with China.

Oh, that's nice.

Dec 04 09:45

Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users.

The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender's lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started.

Dec 04 08:20

Stop The Auto Bailout Campaign - Phase Three

The automakers have made another push for money, now asking for $34 billion when two weeks ago they only needed $25 billion. It's time once again to let our representatives we want to stop the madness.

Dec 04 07:51

Worm uses familiar brands to lure people

On Tuesday security vendor WebSense issued an alert warning that holiday coupon e-mails from familiar companies may be malicious code in disguise, in this case a mass-mailing e-mail worm.

Dec 04 07:48

Berlusconi plans to use G8 presidency to 'regulate the internet'

Italian president and media baron Silvio Berlusconi said today that he would use his country's imminent presidency of the G8 group to push for an international agreement to "regulate the internet".

Speaking to Italian postal workers, Reuters reports Berlusconi said: "The G8 has as its task the regulation of financial markets... I think the next G8 can bring to the table a proposal for a regulation of the internet."

Dec 04 07:29

Paulson Considers New Plan to Resuscitate U.S. Housing Market

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is considering a new plan to reduce mortgage rates in another bid to revive the U.S. housing market, a government official said.

Dec 04 07:26

GM, Chrysler May Accept Bankruptcy to Receive Bailout

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC executives are considering accepting a pre-arranged bankruptcy as the last-resort price of getting a multibillion-dollar government bailout, said a person familiar with their internal discussions.

Dec 04 07:24

Paulson shoots another arrow into the heart of the Economy

The announcement today of a deal reached between the U.S. Treasury and the moribund insurance giant, A.I.G. provides a very lucid insight in to the nefarious and destructive world of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as T.A.R.P..Not only have A.I.G. received $152 billion to date and subsequently reported a third quarter loss of $25 billion, now they are to be cleared of their obligation on $53 billion worth of toxic credit default swaps. U.S. taxpayers are now on the hook for $205 billion..

Dec 04 02:42

Obama too Important to Respond to US Supreme Court

President-elect Barack Obama’s refusal to produce an original and viable birth certificate indicating that he truly Sher Zieveand indisputably is a natural born US citizen—as is required by the US Constitution—is continuing to take unusual tacks and turns. In fact, as it is appearing more and more that Barack Obama is not qualified for the US presidency, his and his minions’ machinations may just take the country off course entirely. Now, not only is Mr.

Dec 03 23:30

IDF preparing options for strike at Iran without US assent

The IDF is drawing up options for a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities that do not include coordination with the United States, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Iran's nuclear power plant in...

While its preference is to coordinate with the US, defense officials have said Israel is preparing a wide range of options for such an operation.

Dec 03 23:01

Police Officer Speaks Out Against Taser

Nick Dial was a police officer who volunteered to be Tasered. Since then his health has suffered to such an extent that he can no longer work. And he's not alone; other police officers have suffered serious health problems, from vertebrae misalignments to heart arrhythmia and stroke. "In its video, Taser International claims that nobody has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of the Taser, but that just isn't true," says Dial.

Dec 03 22:59

Ros-Lehtinen hangs up on Obama. Twice.

Is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen a little paranoid?


On Wednesday, the Republican congresswoman got a call from President-elect Barack Obama, didn't believe it was him, and hung up on him. Twice.

According to Ros-Lehtinen's flack Alex Cruz, the congresswoman received the call on her cell phone from a Chicago-based number and an aide informed her that Obama wanted to speak to her. When Obama introduced himself, Ros-Lehtinen cut him off and said, "I'm sorry but I think this is a joke from one of the South Florida radio stations known for these pranks." Then she hung up.

Dec 03 22:11

Obama/ Bush/Clinton, 3-in-one Presidency

Obama’s National Security Team: Minions of the New World Order

President elect Barack Obama made choices today for “a broad and diverse team” in Chicago, reports the Associated Press. Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, former Gen. James Jones, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Susan Rice “round” out this “change” team which is, of course, not change but a seamless transition between the Bush neocons and Obama’s decidedly neoliberal choices.

Obama announces Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.

Dec 03 21:31

St. Louis City Leader Says Police Ineffective, Tells Residents to Get Armed

A St. Louis city leader frustrated with the police response to rising crime called Tuesday on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property.

Dec 03 21:17

The truth about 'hate crimes' and the racial justice racket

Its business is fundraising, and its success at raking in the cash is based on its ability to sell gullible people on the idea that present-day America is awash in white racism and anti-Semitism, which it will fight tooth-and-nail as the public interest law firm it purports to be. That might lead a skeptic to wonder why it spends little on litigation and why Mr. Dees pockets a lot of money sent in by panicked donors who buy into the smear campaigns against organizations or prominent individuals who question racial preference programs.

Dec 03 21:14

Lies, Damn Lies, and Government Lies—Or Do I Repeat Myself?

All governments thrive on lies. We might even say that apart from weapons and men cruel enough to wield them on behalf of the rulers, lies are a government’s most essential resource.

Dec 03 21:06

Hospitals in Hawaii to Obama: You Were Not Born Here!

It is becoming painfully obvious that we may very well have a criminal President in 2009.