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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.

Dec 03 20:52

Signs of elaborate acts of self-harm by U.S. teens

Reuters | By Julie Steenhuysen | Wed Dec 3, 2008

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some troubled teens are embedding nails, paper clips, bits of rock, glass and even crayons in their bodies as a way to cope with disturbing thoughts and feelings, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

"It's cutting gone to the next level," Shiels said in a telephone interview.
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They don't call it a "depression" for nothing. It is just astounding to see these new administration appointments being rolled out like some kinda fucking superstars. No one knows where the worldwide insanity will end, if it ends.

Dec 03 18:14

Jean Charles de Menezes jury told to remember officer’s tears

The jury hearing the inquest on Jean Charles de Menezes will retire to consider its verdict today, having been instructed not to return a finding that he was unlawfully killed by police.

Sir Michael Wright, QC, the coroner, told the 11 jurors that they will have to work through the evidence from 100 witnesses and decide whether discrepancies between witnesses were “failures of recollection” or caused by misunderstanding and communication lapses at the time.

Dec 03 18:14

Jean Charles de Menezes jury told to remember officer’s tears

The jury hearing the inquest on Jean Charles de Menezes will retire to consider its verdict today, having been instructed not to return a finding that he was unlawfully killed by police.

Sir Michael Wright, QC, the coroner, told the 11 jurors that they will have to work through the evidence from 100 witnesses and decide whether discrepancies between witnesses were “failures of recollection” or caused by misunderstanding and communication lapses at the time.

Dec 03 18:14

Jean Charles de Menezes jury told to remember officer’s tears

The jury hearing the inquest on Jean Charles de Menezes will retire to consider its verdict today, having been instructed not to return a finding that he was unlawfully killed by police.

Sir Michael Wright, QC, the coroner, told the 11 jurors that they will have to work through the evidence from 100 witnesses and decide whether discrepancies between witnesses were “failures of recollection” or caused by misunderstanding and communication lapses at the time.

Dec 03 14:41

Iraq bids to stop Christie's sale of ancient earrings

Jane Arraf | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor | December 4, 2008 edition

Experts say the market for antiquities in New York and London has been saturated with a stream of looted goods. The neo-Assyrian earrings, though, would be among the most high-profile Iraqi objects offered for sale in recent years.

Dec 03 11:13

Harvard Endowment Fund Down 22%, Expects Worse for 2009

Harvard and Yale endowments are known for their stellar long term performance, though even the “smartest guys in the room” are not immune to this collapse.

Harvard endowment recently reported a 22% drop in the funds value from a year ago.

Harvard expects to see a further decline of 30% by June 2009.

Dec 03 09:43

UK food and energy prices are rising twice as fast as those in Europe, report finds

Power and food bills in the UK are rising at twice the rate they are in the European Union.

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development yesterday showed that British bills surged at the fastest rate of any EU nation in October.

Energy costs rose by 24.2 per cent compared with the same time last year, the OECD said.

That was twice the gain in Finland, which recorded the second highest rate of power price inflation.

And UK grocery bills gained 10.1 per cent, a rate matched only by Finland.

Dec 03 09:38

India's Wondering, 'If the U.S. Can Bomb Pakistan, Why Can't We?'

I think it would be better for India to wonder, "If Pakistan was the U.S. ally against the Russians helping to equip and train the taliban and al Qaeda, and was it its ally in the "war on terror", but Pakistan now being thrown under the bus and destroyed; could this happen to India as well?"

Dec 03 09:24

Private jobs and services slump show recession toll

Private employers slashed an unexpectedly high 250,000 jobs in November, the most in seven years, while the service sector that powers most of the economy posted its worst slump on record.

Dec 03 09:22

Detroit's New Bill: $34 Billion

GM, Ford, and Chrysler present plans for an overhaul as the worst-hit automakers issue a dire warning if help isn't forthcoming

Dec 03 09:20

Bailout Report Card--A Failing Grade and a Frightening Outlook for 2009

The United States government has been in non-stop bailout mode for the last three months. How has it done? How has the nation’s economy been impacted if at all? Here’s a report card.

Dec 03 05:33

Invention: Supersonic hurricane neutraliser

Each year, hurricanes or typhoons may cause billions of dollars' worth of damage and a large number of fatalities. It would be hugely significant if we could find an effective way of reducing the destructive power of these storms, which convert heat energy from warm oceans into damaging kinetic energy in the atmosphere.

Now Arkadii Leonov at the University of Akron in Ohio says that the complex air flows and other atmospheric "machinery" that produce this prodigious power are surprisingly delicate.
Supersonic solution

Dec 03 05:14

Somalia: Another CIA-Backed Coup Blows Up

Up until a month ago, no one in the Bush administration showed the least bit of interest in the incidents of piracy off the coast of Somalia. Now that's all changed and there's talk of sending in the Navy to patrol the waters off the Horn of Africa and clean up the pirates hideouts. Why the sudden about-face? Could it have something to do with the fact that the Ethiopian army is planning to withdrawal all of its troops from Mogadishu by the end of the year, thus, ending the failed two year US-backed occupation of Somalia?

Dec 03 04:56

Mumbai Attacks: Piecing Together the Story

There is a torrent of information and analysis on the recent attacks in Mumbai, but much of the story is nowhere to be seen in the American mainstream media. Here's a guide to what you might have missed:

What happened?

Saikat Datta of Outlook India writes that by mid-September, Indian agencies knew that the attack would come from the sea, and by mid-November they knew that the Taj hotel would be targeted. And yet the attacks still happened. A blow-by-blow account of how the plan to attack Mumbai by sea was hatched and executed.

Dec 03 02:50

Congress Should Not Bail Out Wall Street

My company, Branch Banking & Trust Co. (BB&T) is a $136 billion multistate banking company. We have 1,500 branches throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast states. While we have been impacted by the real estate markets, we continue to have healthy profitability and a strong capital position.

Dec 03 00:14

The Federal Reserve Bank – it’s not what you think

Another thing not commonly known is that at the beginning of our country there was no income tax at all. We didn’t have nor did we need an income tax until we got the bankers got into the government picture. The income tax was only needed to pay interest to the bankers for our money that they loan to our government.

Dec 03 00:09

Please, look at the facts before it’s too late – we are not causing the planet to warm

The sun is really the dictator of what happens to temperature on earth, not whether we drive SUVs or keep our homes cool in summer and warm in winter. If anyone doubts this, a simple Google search will reveal a plethora of scientific studies to this effect.

Dec 03 00:06

10 false flags operations that shaped our world

From Nero to 9/11, via Pearl Harbour and the Gulf of Tonkin incident... Joe Crubaugh provides an "all time greatest hits" of false flag operations, whereby one scenario is repeated... as the world keeps falling for the same lie.

Dec 03 00:05

More evidence of CIA-backed syndicate involvement in Mumbai attacks

Under pressure from Washington, this past May Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani cut a secret deal with the United States and India to turn over to Delhi a number of residents of Pakistan wanted by India for terrorism. One of those included in the deal was the CIA’s erstwhile asset, Mumbai-born Dawood Ibrahim, a veteran of CIA operations in Afghanistan during the mujahedin war against the Soviets.

Dec 03 00:01

Dead Bin Laden Still Bankrolling Terrorism

The 'magic' man of al-Qaeda, according to Gordon Thomas, has collected billions of dollars since 9/11 and that over 3,000 companies in the US have been penetrated by al-Qaeda through its investments.

Dec 02 23:05

Bruce Fein Discusses "Continuity of Government"

As many of you know, the Washington Post recently reported on the Pentagon's plan to have 20,000 troops inside the U.S. by 2011 to supposedly aid response to a terrorist attack or massive natural disaster.

Dec 02 22:24

Evan Kohlmann; the Doogie Howser of terrorism?

By Tom Mills

Dec 02 22:14

Iraqis desperate, Foreign workers imported

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Military contractor in Iraq holds foreign workers in warehouses
By Adam Ashton | McClatchy Newspapers

BAGHDAD — About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.

Dec 02 20:00

Scientists Report Mental 'Body-Swapping'

"This shows how easy it is to change the brain's perception of the physical self. By manipulating sensory impressions, it's possible to fool the self not only out of its body but into other bodies, too,"

Dec 02 18:43

U.S. Prepares for New Caucasus War

U.S. Prepares for New Caucasus War

U.S. President George W. Bush has ordered U.S. commercial vessels in the Black Sea to be insured against military risks through March 2009. The White House acknowledges that the November 25 memorandum, which has been published on the White House website, is connected with Georgia, to which U.S. ships are delivering military hardware and weapons. RBC Daily newspaper cites experts’ suggestions that the United States is preparing for another war in the Caucasus, which would give NATO a pretext for accepting the memberships of Ukraine and Georgia.

Dec 02 18:39

NBER’s Recession Call & The Importance of Charts

It must be exciting to be an economist at NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) who just recently announced that the US has been in a recession for a year. I wish I could find a job which entails telling people what happened in the stock market last year.

The NBER now claims that the recession began in December 2007 which was right around the time that all technical indicators were blinking red with sell signals.

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