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Dec 01 06:52

Climate targets to hit household bills

Households could face big rises in their energy bills under plans to reduce the role of fossil fuels and cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2020, the country's chief climate change adviser said on Monday.

The Committee on Climate Change said the price hike could push more than 1.7 million houses into fuel poverty, when families spend more than a tenth of their income on energy to keep warm.

Dec 01 04:41

The End of the Affair, Obama and the antiwar movement

By Justin Raimondo

Nov 30 22:50

Tortured dead, Unidentifiable dead

Doctors shocked at hostages's torture

Krishnakumar P and Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai | November 30, 2008 19:53 IST

"It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood," one doctor said.

"The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks."

"The doctors who conducted the post mortem said the bodies of the terrorists were beyond recognition. "Their faces were beyond recognition."

Nov 30 20:33

Israeli Arabs demonstrate against Gaza blockade

Israeli Arabs demonstrate against Gaza blockade

Sat Nov 29, 10:22 am ET
NAZARETH, Israel (AFP) – Thousands of Israeli Arabs demonstrated in the northern town of Nazareth on Saturday to protest against the crippling Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The protesters carried pictures of children and sick people in Gaza and placards reading: "No to the hunger of the Palestinian people" and "(US President George W.) Bush and (Israeli Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert are war criminals."

Nov 30 20:10

Israel's propaganda shows its guilt

Captured Terrorist: Mumbai Attackers Had Orders To Kill Israelis

By Haaretz Service
Sun. Nov 30, 2008

The only terrorist captured by Indian authorities following the Mumbai attacks told interrogators during questioning that he and his men were sent specifically to kill Israelis to avenge “atrocities” against the Palestinians, the Times of India reported Sunday.

Nov 30 18:24

Donald Trump Facing Bankruptcy?

Trump's company announced that it can't pay the $51 million interest payment due to it's bondholders. The Donald also skipped on almost $400 million due to Deutsche Bank. You know times are rough when Trump can't pay his bills!

Nov 30 18:24

PepsiCo Pursues Ancient Leaf - Artificial sweetener - Stevia

Matthew Craze and Duane D. Stanford - Bloomberg
The agency [FDA] now allows less-refined stevia sweeteners only as dietary supplements in the U.S. because it lacks evidence to declare it would be safe as a food ingredient.
WIKIPEDIA on Stevia, politics and the FDA.

Nov 30 17:28

The Proposed Totalitarian Environmental Courts

It seems that environmentalists are not satisfied with forcing the unnecessary deaths of millions of people around the globe. Now they want an international court that will "punish" nations that do not subscribe to radical environmentalism

Nov 30 16:55

Gen. McCaffrey,Rt. , War Profiteer on TV

One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.

In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.
The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature, someone who could open doors at the highest levels of government and help it win a huge prize: the right to supply Iraq with thousands of armored vehicles.

Nov 30 16:30

OPEC Failure Foretells Steeper Decline 10 Years After $10 Oil

Anthony DiPaola - Bloomberg

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- A decade after OPEC failed to prevent oil from collapsing to $10 a barrel, the world’s biggest producers are delaying the action needed to arrest the steepest slide in energy prices.

Nov 30 14:11

Flashback: India falls in love with Israel

India has traditionally been friendly with Iran.

However, things are changing, as India gets increasingly into bed with Israel and Mossad.

Nov 30 14:07

Forbes: Paulson is 'worst' treasury secretary in modern times

Forbes magazine President and CEO Steve Forbes called Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “the worst treasury secretary we’ve had in modern times”, citing, among other things, the government’s handling of the housing crisis.

Nov 30 14:01

Twitter and Flickr replace "official" news outlets in Mumbai

36 hours ago, a look at Twitter postings about Mumbai revealed some of the best on-the-ground information about what was going on. The news channels offered nothing but the usual endless chit-chat about President Bush and other irrelevant topics.

Nov 30 13:21

The Corruption That Makes Unpeople of an Entire Nation by John Pilger

I went to the Houses of Parliament on 22 October to join a disconsolate group of shivering people who had arrived from a faraway tropical place and were being prevented from entering the Public Gallery to hear their fate. This was not headline news; the BBC reporter seemed almost embarrassed. Crimes of such magnitude are not news when they are ours, and neither is injustice or corruption at the apex of British power.

Nov 30 13:11

Referendum Will Arm Iraqi Officials Against US 'Pressures' By Juan Cole

The USG Open Source Center translates a radio broadcast from The Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran praising the passage of the Security Agreement between Iraq and the US by the Iraqi parliament. The celebratory style shows that official Iran has swung behind the agreement as a tool for getting the US military out of their western neighbor. Chief Justice Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahrudi had praised the agreement.

Nov 30 13:07

Iraqi Academics Assassinated During the US-Led Occupation

Pakistan Daily has published the list of Iraqi academics assassinated by US and allied occupation forces. The objective of these targeted assassinations is to "kill a nation", the destroy Iraq's ability to educate its people, to undermine its research and scientific capabilities in literally all fields of endeavor, to transform a nation into a territory, and ultmately to destroy civilization.

Nov 30 11:47

How the Financial Crisis Was Built Into the System

In 2008, the world is in economic turmoil. The rich are getting richer, but most people are becoming poorer. Much of this turmoil is directly related to those meetings that took place decades ago. In other words, much of this turmoil is by design.

Nov 30 11:40

Pointed intelligence warnings preceded attacks

India’s intelligence services had delivered at least three precise warnings that a major terrorist attack on Mumbai was imminent, highly-placed government sources have told The Hindu.

Nov 30 11:37

Flashback: CIA Director Warned Congress About 9/11 Attacks

"I spoke with Congressman Ike Skelton—a Democrat from Missouri and a member of the Armed Services Committee—who said that just recently the Director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack—an imminent attack—on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected."

Nov 30 11:34

Flashback: Condoleezza Rice Warned Sept. 6 About Imminent Terror Attack

Five days before Sept. 11, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was warned that a terrorist attack inside the United States was imminent, a former U.S. senator who headed up a blue-ribbon commission on terrorism revealed late Tuesday.

"I've known the national security advisor, Professor Rice, for about 20 some years," former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart told WABC Radio's John Batchelor and Paul Alexander. "She was a supporter of mine in my first presidential campaign as a graduate student in Denver."

Nov 30 11:31

Taj Mahal hotel chairman: We had warning

The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, temporarily increased security after being warned of a possible terrorist attack, the chairman of the company that owns the hotel said Saturday.

But Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said those measures, which were eased shortly before this week's terror attacks, could not have prevented gunmen from entering the hotel.

Nov 30 11:22

The India Massacre–Another Reason to Bear Arms

Apparently, none of the victims or even hotel security were armed or prepared top defense themselves and the Indian police were slow and ineffective.

If you want to trust your life and your families lives to the Keystone Cops, that’s your funeral.

Nov 30 11:09

Israel Hails Takeover Of US Congress

Even more perplexing is that while Israel is facing the worst crisis facing its existence since its establishment by the United Nations in 1948 it is, nevertheless, celebrating the record number of Jews elected to the US Congress where they now control over 10 percent of a government in a Nation where they comprise only 3 percent of the population and where next week President Bush will meet with Prime Minister Olmert to plan their military attacks upon Iran

Nov 30 11:02

A Sign the Economy is Turning Around

Amazon deforestation accelerates

BBC Staff Writer

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has accelerated for the first time in four years, Brazilian officials say.

Satellite images show 11,968 sq km of land was cleared in the year to July, nearly 4% higher than the year before.

The government said the figure was unsatisfactory but could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging.

Nov 30 10:57

Man 'put mother's body in river'

Staff Writer - BBC

A man has been detained in China for throwing his mother's body into a river because he could not afford a funeral, state media said.

Nov 30 10:56

First Private Bank for Only Silver and Gold Currencies

Looks like the Indians have given up on the government’s corrupt counterfeiting scheme and are taking matters into their own hands. Good for them.

Nov 30 10:23

Treated Like a Terrorist by the DMV

By Dave Lindorff

The author tries to renew his drivers license and runs afoul of the catch-a-terrorist system in the DMV.

I am not a terrorist.

How can I prove this in these paranoid times? Easy. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles took my $30 payment over the phone to clear what they said was a record of my NY drivers license having once been withdrawn, and informed the National Driver Register in Washington that I'm a good guy deserving of a renewal of my Pennsylvania drivers license.

Let me explain.

Nov 30 10:18

The Israeli Mossad False Flag Opperation Strikes In Mumbai

Well of course Jews like Foxman use the Mumbai incident as an opportunity to promote the ‘war on terror.’ Once again, Muslims are made the ‘enemies’ of all mankind, rather than the Zionist Jews, who are engaged in ethnic cleansing of Arab Muslims & Christians in Palestine and responsible for world wide chaos since the inception of their rogue state of Israel.

Also - the ‘terrorist’ attacks in Mumbai will be used by Zionist Jews as justification for a US invasion of Pakistan, yet another ‘enemy’ of Israel.

Nov 30 10:15

Mumbai Attacks Pave Way For Obama Into Pakistan

As soon as you hear the name Al Qaeda, just insert U.S. in its place. Obama/Brzezinski want to make a foray into Pakistan and start a larger war in the East (Russia/China) This apparent false flag attack is to get the ball rolling.

Nov 30 10:12

Medical Students Fed Up with Professors' Secret Financial Ties to Big Pharma

The corruption of medical students is deep. Big Pharma practically sets the curriculum at many schools, and there's hardly a med school professor who isn't touched in some way by drug money.