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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.

Nov 26 07:47

Obama’s odious entourage

Disappointment follows disappointment with each ‘new’ face, but there is a sort of silver lining.

Yes, we mustn’t expect too much. We all know it is the establishment that comes first in United States politics. Obama’s presidency could easily be sabotaged by the powers that put him there.

Nov 26 07:32

Fed unveils $800 billion plan to em... ah... whatever.

"Fed unveils $800 billion plan to bolster lending, housing"
This headline adorns the front pages of newspapers this evening. Is it just me or is the Fed getting these plans from cereal boxes at the White House breakfast ? Two or three pieces of cardboard and plastic for Henry and team to assemble in to something before another gruelling day of getting rid of all the money before the other guy takes office in January.

Nov 26 07:31

Problem bank list keeps growing

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Tuesday that the number of firms on its so-called problem bank list grew to 117 during the second quarter - its highest level since the middle of 2003. There were 90 banks on the problem list in the first quarter.

Nov 26 06:20

Maybe Ralph Nader was right: "Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street."

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

By Robert Scheer

Maybe Ralph Nader was right in predicting that the same Wall Street hustlers would have a lock on our government no matter which major party won the election. I hate to admit it, since it wasn’t that long ago that I heatedly challenged Nader in a debate on this very point.

Nov 26 06:15

Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment, including the water we drink. Unwittingly taken into the body over many years, arsenic can result in lung, bladder and skin cancers, as well as heart disease, diabetes and neurological damage.

Nov 26 06:12

FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In US Infant Formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

Nov 26 00:52

Rebuilding the Nation on a Foundations of Sand

Whenever anyone attempts to build or rebuild anything; the first consideration has to be the ground on which whatever will be built, will eventually stand. In the case of Obama’s new $700 billion plan to rebuild the infrastructure of this nation—this concept is especially applicable.

Nov 26 00:18

For economy's sake, Pelosi needs to push for impeachment now

Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s ineffectiveness became clear the day she became Speaker of the House and immediately announced that there would be no impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney.

Guided by politics, she said leading investigations into just how much the Bush administration did – and did wrong – would be divisive. What she didn’t express was her worry that too many Democrats faced elimination from the House if they took on the difficult task of proving who knew what, when.

Nov 25 22:34

The FDA: A gang of unindicted criminals

The FDA, you see, is a criminal organization engaged in tactics of intimidation, censorship and oppression that can only be properly called "terrorism." Don't take my word for it, though: The FDA's own top scientists are now on the record saying much the same thing! Their complaint to Congress alleges top FDA managers "ordered, intimidated and coerced FDA experts to modify their scientific reviews, conclusions and recommendations in violation of the law.”

Nov 25 22:30

New EU President to Lead Us Out of This Mess?

I'm not sure about you, but this seems like a terrific new leader for the EU - an Austrian School economist who believes in liberty and sovereignty, and agrees with the majority of the citizens of the world that all these bailouts are the wrong way to solve problems we are facing.

Nov 25 22:02

People of Lakota Launch Private Bank for Only Silver and Gold Currencies

In a stunning development, the Free & Independent People of Lakota announced today the introduction of the world’s first non-reserve, non-fractional bank that accepts only silver and gold currencies for deposit.

Nov 25 20:17

Lieberman: Obama 'about perfect' in Cabinet picks

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman took another step Tuesday toward mending his relationship with Democrats, saying that Barack Obama's actions since winning the presidency have been "just about perfect."

"Everything that President-elect Obama has done since election night has been just about perfect, both in terms of a tone and also in terms of the strength of the names that have either been announced or are being discussed to fill his administration," Lieberman said during a visit to Hartford.

Nov 25 20:10

Obama asks Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stay in office for at least a year, officials say

Seeking experience in wartime, President-elect Barack Obama intends to re-enlist Defense Secretary Robert Gates as head of the Pentagon - if only temporarily - and has chosen a retired Marine general to be White House national security adviser, officials said Tuesday.

Nov 25 19:35

No power-of-office yet, Mr. Obama!

[In spite of the MSM's efforts to get Obama into power by impressive photos and news reports calling him President-elect, he isn't legally entitled to any power yet. It still looks like a slow takeover in progress -- the Constitution being a useless relic for the present administration and apparently the one planned by Obama/Clinton as well. And wow! We were going to get rid of the Bush/Clinton/CFR /NWO gangsters with Obama. Somebody promised!] ]

Despite Bells and Whistles, 'Office of President-Elect' Holds No Authority

Nov 25 18:17

Publishers Weekly selects "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited" as their pick of the week

The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé
David Ray Griffin. Interlink/Olive Branch, $20 (386p) ISBN 9781566567299

Nov 25 18:01

Dude Transports 20 bricks on his head

Nov 25 17:39

Obama as Continuity of Oppressive Power

November 20, 2008
Issue 300
Under Barack Obama
Prepare for Oppression, Subterfuge, and Continuing Wars
Keepin It Real with Larry Pinkney

Nov 25 17:07

You can count on Wikipedia - trust me!

Food for thought.

Nov 25 16:04

Congress Enjoys All Expense Paid Trips to Israel Courtesy of AIPAC

An organization which refers to itself as the American Israel Education Foundation shells out big bucks paying for US congress members trips to Israel. The organization describes itself as a supporting organization of AIPAC, America’s pro-Israel lobby.

See for yourself!

Nov 25 14:00

Dear Barack: things you should know about Turkey

Soner Cagaptay - The Daily Star - Tuesday, November 25

Obamamania in Turkey will help you change America's image [...]
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This is an amazing look at how Soner Cagaptay, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the published author of "Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey" views the world and the prospect of having a Barack Obama as President of the United States, versus a George W. Bush or a John McCain.

Soner's view is not merely racist with a ready-made inferiority complex to back up this exuberant racism.

Nov 25 12:35

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile – Second Quarter 2008

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile – Second Quarter 2008

Nov 25 12:32

Don't Suppress Carter (or the Opportunities for Middle East Peace)

Pandering is what Barack Obama perfected in his address right after the Denver nomination to the AIPAC convention. During his trip to Israel-Palestine, he refused to comment on the plight of the occupied Palestinians or the humanitarian crisis in encircled Gaza that over the past year's strife has produced Gazan civilian casualties at a rate of over 400 times those inflicted on Israeli civilians.

Nov 25 12:18

Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally

A report just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine (Arch Intern Med. 2008;168[21]:2302-2303) reaches a startling conclusion. Breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian counties after women there began getting mammograms every two years. In fact, according to background information in the study, the start of screening mammography programs throughout Europe has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer.

Nov 25 12:07

List Of Cos Planning To Participate In U.S. Govt's TARP

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES - CNN Money

The following is a list of companies announcing plans to participate in the U.S. government's capital purchase program, under which the U.S. Treasury plans to spend up to $250 billion on equity stakes in potentially thousands of banks, using funds approved by Congress under the $700 billion bailout bill.
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I don't think you want to see your bank on this list. I mean just look at some of the names that are on this list!

Nov 25 11:49

Battered, but not broken: understanding the WPA crack

Academic researchers have found an exploitable hole in a popular form of wireless networking encryption. The hole is in a part of 802.11i that forms the basis of WiFi Protected Access (WPA), so it could affect routers worldwide. German graduate student Erik Tews will present a paper at next week's PacSec in Tokyo coauthored with fellow student and aircrack-ng team member Martin Beck that reveals how remnants of WPA's predecessor allow them to slip a knife into a crack in the encryption scheme and send bogus data to an unsuspecting WiFi client.

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