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Oct 10 09:08

How two-year-olds work out who owns what

If you think about it, ownership is a rather slippery concept, one based on all sorts of abstract social and economic principles. Now in one of the first studies of its kind, Ori Friedman and Karen Neary have investigated whether and how two-, three- and four-year-olds determine who owns what.

Oct 10 08:35

Wachovia Sending 75 Employees on a Mediterranean Cruise

As ailing Wachovia Corp. waits to see whether it will be acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. or Citigroup Inc. -- possibly with taxpayers paying the tab for hundreds of billions of dollars in bad loans -- some of the company's top brokers are preparing to depart Saturday for an all-expenses-paid cruise of the Greek Isles...

"This is one way that we recognize our top financial advisors," she said.

Oct 10 07:03

The Holocaust Blackmial Game Boy

The world is a lie because all of the transitory phenomena in the realm of the senses are actually based on things you can’t see. This is scientific fact. Most of what you hear is a lie because it is based on perceptions of reality which are based on things out side of the parameters of those making the statement. Sometimes it’s intentional and sometimes it’s just ignorance.

Oct 10 06:57

[Video] John McCain,The Manchurian Candidate?

Alex Jones Spoke with Jack McLamb Wednesday on the radio show.

The Two discussed Senator John McCain.

Officer McLamb explains that as a Vietnam veteran, he knows and is in contact with veterans, and a few P.O.W.s.

"All the P.O.W.s that I've talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk...."

Oct 10 06:44

WiFi is no longer a viable secure connection

WiFi is no longer secure enough to protect wireless data.

Global Secure Systems has said that a Russian's firm's use of the latest NVidia graphics cards to accelerate WiFi ‘password recovery' times by up to an astonishing 10,000 per cent proves that WiFi's WPA and WPA2 encryption systems are no longer enough to protect wireless data.

Oct 10 06:41

What Letter Was McCain Referring to?

Both John McCain and Barack Obama took turns during the second presidential debate on Tuesday night claiming credit for having warned of an imminent economic crisis.

Obama has referred frequently to his 2007 letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. But Sen. McCain countered by saying that he had written a letter "warning of exactly this crisis." As far as we can tell, this was the first reference McCain has made of such a letter, and we couldn't find it. Despite multiple requests, the McCain campaign did not provide comment or the letter.

Oct 10 06:38

Bank buyouts trigger new phishing scams

Security experts are warning users to be on the lookout for a new round of spam attacks playing off of the recent banking crisis.

The US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-Cert) highlighted new spam messages purporting to be from popular banks.

The warnings come after the recent economic crisis pushed several major banks into the hands of new owners.

The rash of buyouts left some consumers puzzled as to the company now operating their banks, and phishers have capitalised on this confusion.

Oct 10 06:34

Ultraviolet radiation warning on unshaded eco lightbulbs

Health officials issued a warning over energy-saving lightbulbs yesterday after research showed that some types could potentially harm the skin and even raise the risk of cancer.

A study by the Health Protection Agency found that some unencapsulated fluorescent lightbulbs, which have a coil that is visible, emitted ultraviolet (UV) radiation above the recognised safety limits.

Oct 10 06:33

Behind the Panic: Financial Warfare over Future of Global Bank Power

What's clear from the behavior of European financial markets over the past two weeks is that the dramatic stories of financial meltdown and panic are deliberately being used by certain influential factions in and outside the EU to shape the future face of global banking in the wake of the US sub-prime and Asset-Backed Security (ABS) debacle.

Oct 10 06:30

Oops : Asus EEE Mini PC Box Contaminated With Recycled.exe Virus

Big Box manufacturer Asus has acknowledged that its EEE Box Desktop Mini PCs contain a virus called Recycled.exe which is hidden in the box's 80GB hard disk drive.

While Asus says that it only affects computers shipped in Japan, the Register understands that EEE Boxes in Europe and elsewhere could also be at risk.

The Windows-only malware is activated once the D: drive is accessed and it will try to infect all fixed and removable drives. What's more, The Register found another password-sniffing Worm loaded on their review EEE PC box - definitely not a good sign.

Oct 10 06:30

Financial crisis: Gordon Brown to sue Iceland over near £1bn of frozen bank deposits

Gordon Brown has described the behaviour of the Icelandic government following the bank collapses as "totally unacceptable", adding that the Government was considering legal action.


Oct 10 06:27

Messages from Earth sent to distant planet by Bebo

Messages from Earth – including a photo of George W Bush chosen to illustrate evil - have been sent to a distant planet that could be home to intelligent life.

Oct 10 06:26

Want to know your true wealth?

24hGold has added an interesting little feature -- a mechanism that converts numercial values in U.S. dollars, euros, British pounds, Australian dollars, Japanese yen, Canadian dollars, and Swiss francs to either current values in gold and silver or to gold and silver values on past dates.

Oct 10 06:24

MoD loses hard drive holding military personnel data

Downing Street has described the loss of data from a Ministry of Defence computer hard drive, which contained the private details of armed forces personnel, as "regrettable".

"The MoD police are currently investigating this regrettable incident and will take any appropriate action," a spokesman for Gordon Brown said.

Oct 10 06:22

'Unprecedented demand' for U.S. gold coins reason for mint sell halt? Hardly

While the U.S. Mint attributes to "unprecedented demand" its suspension of the production of gold coins, coin market reporter Michael Zielinski shows that it's not true. Zielinski, a White Plains, N.Y., resident who publishes the Mint News Blog ( and Coin Update
(, lists the Mint's Gold Eagle coin sales for each year back to 1986 and finds 14 years when the Mint produced more Gold Eagles than it has produced so far this year.

Oct 10 04:40

The world is at severe risk of a global systemic financial meltdown and a severe global depression

The US and advanced economies’ financial system is now headed towards a near-term systemic financial meltdown as day after day stock markets are in free fall, money markets have shut down while their spreads are skyrocketing, and credit spreads are surging through the roof. There is now the beginning of a generalized run on the banking system of these economies;

Oct 09 21:06


John Quincy Adams said, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."

Oct 09 19:26

The Ron Paul Money Machine Bombs a Republican Congressional Candidate

On October 7, former Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul sent an email to his list urging financial support for Republican candidate B.J. Lawson (N.C.-4). The result has been an influx of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaign. thing is clear, a national network of citizens like those connected by Paul can impact a Congressional race outside of the establishment.

Oct 09 19:10

McCain and Keating: "Till death do us part"

In 1986 John McCain wrote a political note — on official House of Representatives stationary — apologizing to Charles H. Keating Jr. for his campaign having listed his good friend and supporter as part of McCain's Senate campaign finance committee.

Keating responded with a handwritten note — addressed to "senator," seven months before McCain won his Senate seat — telling him not to sweat it, "I'm yours till death do us part."

Oct 09 19:05

[Video] McCain Supporter Rants About "Hooligan" Obama And "Socialist" Takeover -- And McCain Agrees

When is the unhinged frenzy gripping crowds at McCain-Palin gatherings -- not to mention McCain-Palin's own role in stoking that frenzy -- going to become a big story?

Today in Wisconsin, a McCain supporter unleashed a long, unhinged rant in which he blasted the "socialists taking over our country" and referred to Obama and Nancy Pelosi as "hooligans." McCain didn't utter one syllable of objection. In fact, he nodded bemusedly at the "socialist" mention.

And at the end of the man's rant, McCain said that the man was "right."

Oct 09 18:59

Guantanamo techniques applied on US soil: civil rights groups

Internal documents show the US military exported the "brutal interrogation techniques" from Guantanamo prison and applied them to three terror suspects in US jails, civil rights groups said Wednesday.

The so-called "Guantanamo protocols" -- sleep and sensory deprivation, prolonged isolation and death threats -- have been applied to mainland prisons despite attempts by some military personnel to improve harsh conditions, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale Law School said in a statement.

Oct 09 18:53

The guy McCain insulted on TV? Here's what he's saying...

Remember the moment during the Town Hall debate, when McCain fielded a question from a young African-American man? Remember how he prefaced the answer by saying "You probably never heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before this"?

Meet Oliver Clark. Here's what he's saying now, in response to this historically-insulting encounter.

Oct 09 18:42

Kids need to agree to 120+ pages of EULAs in order to watch BluRay Sleeping Beauty

Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our John notes that watching Sleeping Beauty on Blu-Ray requires that you accede to over 120 pages of legal garbage in various EULAs before you can start the movie.

Oct 09 18:38

[Video] John McCain's Rage is a National Security Concern

"Do I trust him with the button? No."

Oct 09 18:22

Maryland Police Redefine “Terrorist” - Activists Beware

“Terrorist” has been redefined by the Maryland State Police. If you oppose the death penalty or against the war in Iraq - so basically anyone that believes killing is immoral - now is a “terrorist.”

Oct 09 18:16

The Palins’ un-American activities

Imagine if the Obamas had hooked up with a violently anti-American group in league with the government of Iran.

“My government is my worst enemy. I’m going to fight them with any means at hand.”

This was former revolutionary terrorist Bill Ayers back in his old Weather Underground days, right? Imagine what Sarah Palin is going to do with this incendiary quote as she tears into Barack Obama this week.

Oct 09 18:07

Chicago's Cook County won't evict in foreclosures

The sheriff here said Wednesday that he's ordering his deputies to stop evicting people from foreclosed properties because many people his office has helped throw out on the street are renters who did nothing wrong.

"We will no longer be a party to something that's so unjust," a visibly angry Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said at a news conference.

"We have to be sure that when we are doing this — and we are destroying some people's lives — we better be darned sure we're talking about the right people," Dart said.

Oct 09 18:05

Outrage Leads AIG To Cancel Second Luxury Retreat

Battered by outrage over the $440,000 it spent on a luxury retreat less than a week after the federal government loaned it $85 billion dollars, the giant AIG Insurance Company says it has called off plans to hold a second retreat next week at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, California.

The exclusive Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, California, was supposed to be the site for a...

The Ritz-Carlton outing, like the earlier one, was to reward top independent insurance agents, which the company called a "standard industry practice."