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Nov 27 18:19

Harvard Teaching Hospital Reviewing J&J Ties to Psychiatry Unit

Bloomberg.com By Rob Waters and Julie Ziegler

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Massachusetts General Hospital will investigate conflicts of interest at a child psychiatry research center it established with funding from Johnson & Johnson, maker of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

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Mass General, Harvard University, Johnson & Johnson, lots of money, and, kids being doped up on Risperdal because the process was greased. Jail time is required to renew faith in the institutions. I'll never have faith in any doctor, regardless. Doctors don't make these posts.

Nov 27 18:09

Iraqi parliament OKs US troops for 3 more years

The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq's parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

Nov 27 17:32

Bones

It is generally considered a courtesy for a newly inaugurated President to overlook any sins of the past incumbent in the interests of 'looking ahead' and in the knowledge that the same good manners will be repeated after his/her own end of term.

The most extreme example of this was Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon after the latter's ignominious resignation. Arguably necessary for the health of the nation after its 'long nightmare', it was nevertheless handled badly, and Ford paid a price by becoming a one-term President.

Nov 27 17:16

The Obama "Dream Team": Rubin-clones And Other Fakers

Bernanke and Paulson are trying to tackle the financial crisis from the wrong end. This isn't about liquidity or "access to credit", its about confidence. The public's trust has been betrayed a million times over. They've been tricked with WMD, bamboozled with phantom enemies, and cheated with bogus securities. All the surveys say the same thing; public confidence is at an all-time low. As a result, fear and pessimism are more widespread than any time in recent history. People no longer expect tomorrow to be better than today. In fact, they expect it to be worse, and for good reason.

Nov 27 14:52

Israel's staged Entebbe, terrorist group enabler

[Well organized, military operations such as is happening in India now, certainly appear to happen with outside international expertise.]

BRITS SAY ISRAEL STAGED 1976 HIJACKING
Famed Israeli Raid on Entebbe Airport Culminated Shin Bet-Staged Hijacking Plot
By Mark Glenn

"Along with the United States and Britain, Israel has a long and well-established history of assisting individuals and groups said to be responsible for acts of terrorism since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.

Nov 27 14:24

China in trouble - TIME

A Nation Apart By Simon Elegant TIME Magazine
Thursday, Nov. 27

Nov 27 12:56

Suspect arrested in TV anchor's slaying

Staff Writer CNN

Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas did not say what led investigators to name Vance as a suspect, but he said it was "a very, very solid case due to solid detective work."

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I don't know about this, a bubble-headed bleach blonde news anchor is beaten to death and they arrest some 28 year old black guy named Curtis...

What is the motive?

Nov 27 12:46

Tiger leader makes defiant speech

Staff Writer BBC South Asia

The leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka has said that the government is living in "dreamland" if it expects outright military victory.

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There is a massive glut of dreamland worldwide.

Nov 27 11:48

Thanksgiving Day TOONS

Nov 27 10:22

Obama's Foreign Policy Team

In late September, in this column, I criticized Barack Obama for what I called a "pathetic" debate with John McCain, in which Obama got nearly everything about foreign policy wrong:

Nov 27 07:42

Indian Navy delegation in Russia to review ongoing projects

A top-level Indian delegation led by Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral P R Suthan is here to review ongoing naval projects, including trials and delivery of Nerpa nuclear attack submarine to be leased to India next year and the refit of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier.

Nov 27 07:35

Obama needs to tell it like it really is.

For the last few months now we have seen the unfolding of the inevitable result of monetary deregulation, unbridled and insane speculation, cover ups by the mainstream Media and lastly, the specter of hope and change as embodied in the new President Elect, Barack Obama. Does the latter have the ability to turn around decades of carpetbagger capitalism and bring the power back to the people ?

Nov 26 21:25

Volcker's Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many

Today Economist Is Credited With Defeating Inflation

By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 27

"Without Paul Volcker's toughness and guts, we may never have broken the grip of rising inflation and declining productivity that plagued the United States during the 1970s," Arthur Levitt Jr., former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, wrote in the foreword of Treaster's book. Levitt noted that at the time he was mocked when he tried to defend Volcker's actions.

Nov 26 17:33

Intelligence chiefs were expecting Al-Qaeda spectacular

Western intelligence services have been expecting an al-Qaeda spectacular terrorist attack in this crucial period between the end of President George Bush’s administration and the succession of Barack Obama.

Signals intelligence “chatter” in recent weeks indicated that Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organisation might be plotting an attack “to grab the headlines” before Mr Obama takes over in the White House on January 20.

British security and intelligence sources said there had been increasing concern, particularly in the United States, that a “terrorist spectacular” was on the cards.

Nov 26 17:31

Mumbai Attacks To Be Blamed On Pakistan?

Coordinated attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital, which have killed up to a hundred people and injured hundreds more, are likely to be blamed on a terrorist organization linked to the Pakistani ISI, providing further justification for controversial U.S. bombings inside Pakistani territory and heightened rhetoric against Pakistan on behalf of President elect Barack Obama.

Nov 26 16:23

Video - Cenk Uygur (theyoungturks.com) explains how the mainstream media actually works

Basically by kissing ass. Cenk shows with examples from Chris Matthew's show how media talking heads suck up to those in power and downplay or ignore the negative stories about politicians. Their main objective being to maintain their influence and access to prominent politicians, not to tell their audiences the truth about what is actually going on.

Nov 26 14:35

Coup d'etat in process! No joke power grab!

[So what's a "Constitution"? Say again, they don't get it. HaHa!]

Who's in charge here - Bush or Obama?

As George Bush doesn't seem to want to be president any more, and Barack Obama can't take over until January, who is running the world's biggest economy at this crucial time?

The difference between their two most recent news conference could not have been more marked. Outlining his treasury team, Barack Obama looked presidential and raring to go from the moment he walked in and the press rose to their feet.

Nov 26 14:30

Flashback: Kudlow & Brian Westbury of First Trust- Goldilocks for 2008

"The recessionists are wrong. The bears are wrong. The pessimists are wrong. The doom and gloom crowd is wrong. We are witnessing the Bush/Bernanke boom. It is still the greatest story never told." Never told because it didn't happen, Larry.

Nov 26 12:54

Buy Nothing Christmas

Nov 26 10:35

The White House War on Hanukkah!

Nov 26 10:07

Must See Slide Show of Iraq Before and After the USA Destroyed it

Posted in honor of Obama choosing Gates to continue the war crimes...

Nov 26 09:35

Iran says it now runs more than 5,000 centrifuges

Iran now has more than 5,000 centrifuges operating and enriching uranium at the country's central plant, its nuclear chief said Wednesday, in the country's latest defiance of U.N. demands to halt its controversial program.

Nov 26 09:27

How Red Wine Compounds Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists call it the "French paradox" — a society that, despite consuming food high in cholesterol and saturated fats, has long had low death rates from heart disease. Research has suggested it is the red wine consumed with all that fatty food that may be beneficial — and not only for cardiovascular health but in warding off certain tumors and even Alzheimer's disease.

Nov 26 09:16

War surgery in Iraq

FEW modern surgical texts have been as contentious as “War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Rumours of its graphic content were circulating in surgical circles well before the book came out. The American military censors reportedly tried to have the book refused an ISBN code, which would have prevented it being sold commercially. A retired US Army surgeon general said the military command was concerned that the book’s graphic images “could be spun politically to show the horrors of war”.

Nov 26 09:16

War surgery in Iraq

FEW modern surgical texts have been as contentious as “War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Rumours of its graphic content were circulating in surgical circles well before the book came out. The American military censors reportedly tried to have the book refused an ISBN code, which would have prevented it being sold commercially. A retired US Army surgeon general said the military command was concerned that the book’s graphic images “could be spun politically to show the horrors of war”.

Nov 26 09:12

"Jumped out of Gear"

I wonder if the car jumped around and did anything else that day? Since he isn't responsible for the actions of his police cruiser which has a mind of its own, perhaps he can train it to jump into the donut shop and pick out some donuts for him?

Nov 26 09:02

New report predicts massive increase in malware and phishing in 2009

Reports from security provider MessageLabs suggest that virus writers are highly likely to release increasingly sophisticated strains of malware over the course of next year in an effort to get back in to the game after some high-profile botnet shutdown operations in 2008.

The organisation predicts that hackers will set off a series of attacks in which malware will exists as a virtualization layer running directly on the hardware and hidden by the operating system.

Nov 26 08:59

Microsoft ranked fifth worst spam service ISP

Microsoft is listed fifth in the Top 10 list of the worst spam service ISPs compiled by Spamhaus.org.

Spammers are advertising links to sites that "peddle fake pharmacy products, porn, and Nigerian 419 scams" on Microsoft's Live.com and Livefilestore.com sites because they know that the Microsoft sites won't get blocked by antispam groups, writes Brian Krebs on his Security Fix Blog at the Washington Post.

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