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Nov 02 07:21

Fed Easing May Mean 20% Dollar Drop: Bill Gross

The dollar is in danger of losing 20 percent of its value over the next few years if the Federal Reserve continues unconventional monetary easing, Bill Gross, the manager of the world's largest mutual fund, said on Monday.

Nov 02 07:18

US 'intercepted mail bomb dry run'

They removed "papers, books and other materials" that now appear to have been sent by the Yemeni militant group al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) to test logistics of the air cargo system, the official said.

"We received information several weeks ago that potentially connected these packages to Aqap. The boxes were stopped in transit and searched. They contained papers, books, and other materials, but no explosives," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

If you believe this then I've got a watch to sell you.

Nov 02 07:15

Is the American Dream Over?

America has long been a country of limitless possibility. But the dream has now become a nightmare for many. The US is now realizing just how fragile its success has become -- and how bitter its reality. Should the superpower not find a way out of crisis, it could spell trouble ahead for the global economy.

Spiegel Online

Nov 02 07:01

Alcohol is Deadliest Drug, More Dangerous Than Heroin

Study: Alcohol is Deadliest Drug, More Dangerous Than Heroin

Tobacco is second most dangerous legal drug, marijuana, ecstasy, and shrooms are respectively safer

A new study by London's Imperial College's chair of neuropsychopharmacology, David Nutt, claims that the three most dangerous drugs in the world are alcohol, heroin, and cocaine, in that order. In the study Drug Harms in the U.K., published in what is arguably the medical community's most prestigious journal -- Lancet -- Professor Nutt outlines a convincing case for the controversial claim that alcohol is the most dangerous drug illegal or legal in the world today.

Nov 02 06:54

The sneakiest new shopping scams

The holidays are nearly upon us and the souring economy is on everyone’s minds. Considering the economic climate we need to be much more cautious about our shopping and be on the lookout for scams. Thieves are becoming more sophisticated at finding ways to steal our money, personal information, identity and property. The editors of Shop Smart Magazine and ConsumersReport.org are sharing their information with us, their article titled, “The sneakiest new shopping scams”, list several important scam prevention techniques which are well worth your time to read…Read More

Nov 02 06:36

4 Simple ways to save money by minimizing household chemicals naturally

Mary Hickcox, RN
Activist Post

We are addicted to chemicals: bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and the list goes on and on. We have been convinced that we need these products in order to keep natural odors and bacteria, mold, and germs at bay.

But the cost is staggering in many ways. They cause environmental damage, personal harm from an incredible amount of toxic chemicals combined in a day, and finally there's the actual financial cost. Consequently, in the long run we spend all this money unnecessarily, given our access to easy and natural alternatives.

Nov 02 06:16

Harley-Davidson to Open India Plant

Nov 02 05:58

Midterms 2010: Democrats to pay heavily for failure on jobs

In poll after poll in the long run-up to the midterm elections, voters have said that the economy was their main concern. Unemployment has risen by 20 per cent under Mr Obama, remaining stuck on or close to 9.6 per cent for since May 2009.

Julietta Strauss, of New York, lost her administrative job with the US census bureau in March, and has struggled to find work since.

More and more people were taking an "apocalyptic view" of America's prospects, she said. "The general word on the street seems to be that middle-class jobs are disappearing, and while there's an increasing tendency for the rich to get richer, middle-class wages are stagnant," she said.

Nov 02 05:57

Midterms 2010: Sarah Palin hits back at plotters

The former Alaska governor vented her fury after it was reported that numerous senior figures in the Republican Party were contemplating how to derail her White House bid, which they see as a disaster in the making.

Mrs Palin denounced critical media as a “joke” and “corrupt bastards” and referred to wider efforts to undermine her standing in the Republican Party.

It was the first occasion a Republican with national standing had publicly aired strong doubts about the 2008 vice-presidential candidate’s prospects against President Barack Obama in two years’ time.

Nov 02 03:06

Afghan Police Unit Defects to Taliban

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/02/world/asia/02afghan.html

KABUL, Afghanistan — For months, American and Afghan officials have been promoting a plan to persuade masses of rank-and-file Taliban fighters to change sides and join the government. The tactic, known as “reintegration,” is one of the big hopes for turning the tide in the war.

Musa Khan Akbarzada, provincial governor in Ghazni, said a search was under way for missing officers.

Nov 02 01:29

The “BuildingWhat?” campaign is an effort led by 9/11 family members to raise awareness of the destruction of WTC 7.

The “BuildingWhat?” TV ad begins airing on November 2, Election Day 2010, and will run through November 10. In total it will air 350+ times and be seen by millions of viewers in the New York Metropolitan Area, reaching core target audiences multiple times. It will appear on thirteen channels including MSNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, HGTV, Logo TV, Bio TV, Versus TV, MSG, Sports NY, VH1, HLN, CNBC and Bravo.

Nov 01 23:53

VOTE BY MAIL PUTS NOVEMBER ELECTION AT HIGH RISK

Vote-by-mail is the second highest risk method of voting. It conceals three of the four crucial processes. (Internet voting, illegal in most states, is the highest risk form of voting because it conceals all four essential election processes from the public.)

THE FOUR CRUCIAL PROCESSES ARE:
1) Who can vote (the voter list)
2) Who did vote (the pollbook, or participating voter list)
3) Whether votes counted were the votes cast (chain of custody)
4) Whether counting was accurate (public can see and authenticate counting)

Vote by mail conceals #2, #3, and usually #4 from the public. I'm going to show you the details on that below, along with documented examples of insiders exploiting absentee voting processes to alter election results, and I'll point out some of the things we can do to resolve these problems.

Nov 01 23:50

Absentee voting is even more opaque and high-risk than most US voting methods.

Absentee voting is even more opaque and high-risk than most US voting methods. Locations with no-fault absentee voting like Marin County, California now have nearly two-thirds of all votes cast as absentee votes.

A recent ballot measure of great concern to environmentally-conscious citizens was Marin County's Novato Sanitary District "Measure F", which won by just 179 votes in June 2010. Measure F was thumped at the polls, but absentee votes flipped this to a win.

..."Measure F" concerns a controversial French company trying to to land a water contract in Novato California. The locals were up in arms about it, citing a dubious corporate reputation and a heavy-handed company financial investment in the election: http://newsblaze.com/story/20100603073032zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Nov 01 23:46

Don't believe what you hear right now on who will control congress, because it is still very much up in the air.

Don't believe what you hear right now on who will control congress, because it is still very much up in the air. Not only do we not have any idea how the computer programming really affects vote counts with many different locations, vendors and IT guys, but going by the polls alone there are really a TON of very close races.

Nov 01 23:44

Places to watch for Nov. 2 election? Kentucky. Colorado, yikes! Florida.

Places to watch for Nov. 2 election? Kentucky. Colorado, yikes! Florida. Washington State, and I've particularly got my eye on Snohomish County this time. California. DuPage and Cook Counties (Illinois). Nevada. Arizona. New Jersey and Memphis Tennessee, about which I can only say "sheesh!"

But now about Kentucky: I'm here for this election, parked just outside of Louisville, in Bullitt County, watching a situation I've seen brewing since 2006. I think the Republican Party may be in for a rude awakening here in Kentucky.

...Local concerns are exacerbated by a statewide privatization and elections Freedom of Information atrocity caused by installation of a company called Harp Enterprises as middleman.

Nov 01 23:11

"As Soon As They Get Here, We Need To Co-Opt Them"

Trent Lott, the former Senate leader and current top-dog lobbyist, gave away the game in July. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,” he said, referring to the South Carolina senator who is the Tea Party’s Capitol Hill patron saint.

“As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.”

Nov 01 23:07

VIDEO - Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter: 'Savage Austerity' Is Coming Soon To U.S.

VIDEO - Citigroup's Chief Economist Willem Buiter on Bernanke's QE2 Gamble...

Don't believe it for a minute. Republicans have no plans to cut spending. It's a tournament of Washington lies.

“This is very savage, but no more savage than what the U.S. will face when it gets going.”

Nov 01 23:01

Washington's Most Toxic Asset? -- A 'YES' Vote On TARP

Political Toxic Asset Test -- How did your representatives vote on TARP?

* House TARP vote list

* Senate TARP vote list

Solid primer for today's voting.

Nov 01 21:20

Ron Paul : What If Halloween

Nov 01 19:23

Crash Near Tampa Claims 7th Bay Area Bicyclist In Four Months

A bicyclist died Monday after he was struck by a truck entering Fowler Avenue from Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol...

Nov 01 19:16

Greece Intercepts Parcel Bomb Addressed To Sarkozy

Greek police intercepted a booby-trapped parcel addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday, after another package exploded at a courier company in Athens, slightly wounding an employee...

Nov 01 19:14

India's Experimental Thorium Reactor

Video

Nov 01 19:11

Thorium Fuel Cycle Developement In India

Nov 01 19:08

Thorium Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Nov 01 16:13

The Love Police Hacks Bergen (Norway)

Love Police protest in Norway.

Nov 01 15:51

Seeing Red: US slams China in major smear campaign

China's emergence as a major economic superpower has raised concern among policymakers in Washington. They fear Beijing's rise could result in a U.S. fall.

Nov 01 15:44

Thorium Revolt: Mineral to replace uranium as nuclear power source?

An obscure metal that could energise our world... It's called thorium, it's eco-friendly, and there's lots of it. Many scientists say it could even replace uranium as a nuclear power source.

Nov 01 15:15

Manufactured Toner Bomb Hysteria to Revive Obama's War of Terror

Toner Terror Threataganda Pushed by Western Powers

Once again, according to the government and the compliant corporate media, Muslim cave dwellers are attempting to kill us because they hate our freedom. Last week the airwaves and internet were besieged with a fabulous story of al-Qaeda miscreants in Yemen attempting to send toner cartridge bombs to synagogues in Chicago.

Nov 01 14:58

Child protection: MPs must act on the scandal of seized children

Britain's social workers took a beating again last week. On the orders of the children's minister, Tim Loughton, full versions of two harrowing case reviews of the Baby P tragedy were published. They found fault not only with Haringey's social workers but with lawyers, the police and health professionals, Under pressure from social workers, reviews of two similar cases in Yorkshire are still being kept under wraps. Meanwhile, an Ofsted report found that 119 children died or suffered serious injury last year through social workers' failure to intervene.

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