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Dec 05 08:02

A Loud Silence - That's the response from the "antiwar" wing of the Democratic party to Obama's Iraq sellout

By Justin Raimondo

Is it really possible that President-elect Barack Obama intends to break his campaign promise to "end the war" in Iraq, and keep US troops in that country well beyond the sixteen month timetable for withdrawal he advocated during the campaign?

The answer, according to the New York Times, is a fairly certain yes:

"On the campaign trail, Senator Barack Obama offered a pledge that electrified and motivated his liberal base, vowing to "end the war" in Iraq.

Dec 05 07:51

KBR Sued for Giving Soldiers Ice with 'Traces of Body Fluids and Putrefied Remains'

The scandals for KBR just keep coming. The former Halliburton subsidiary responsible for the sexual assault of Jamie Leigh Jones and the accidental electrocution of a U.S. soldier is now subject of a class-action lawsuit for exposing employees to "unsafe water, food, and hazardous fumes" at the largest U.S. installation in Iraq.

Dec 05 07:48

Row over angry, penis-removing doctor

Doctors' unions in Romania have criticised a decision to make a surgeon pay £100,000 in damages after he lost his temper and hacked off a patient's penis during surgery.

Surgeon Naum Ciomu, who had been suffering from stress at the time, had been operating on patient Nelu Radonescu, 36, to correct a testicular malformation when he suddenly lost his temper.

Grabbing a scalpel, he sliced off the penis in front of shocked nursing staff, and then placed it on the operating table where he chopped it into small pieces before storming out of the operating theatre at Bucharest hospital.

Dec 05 07:35

Hundreds affected by cards scam

Two senior police officers are among hundreds of people in Edinburgh and West Lothian who have been victims of a card cloning scam.

Lothian and Borders Police and several banks are investigating the withdrawal of money from the accounts overseas.

It is believed that hand-held chip and pin card machines are being targeted by the criminals.

Police are warning retailers to watch for bogus workers who could be fitting the machines with skimming devices.

Dec 05 07:05

The Biggest Bubble of All: Long-term Treasuries?

I’m talking about long-term Treasuries — 10-year notes and 30-year bonds. They’re subject to all kinds of long-term risks — currency risk for foreign debt holders … inflation risk for domestic and foreign investors … and, if you believe the credit default swap market, even a wee bit of CREDIT risk.

Dec 05 07:04

Obama's War Cabinet

December 1 brought more disappointment but no surprises. Obama's national security appointees (like all his earlier ones) aren't "change to believe in" or what people expected for their votes. They're recycled establishment figures. Their agenda is business as usual, and they'll continue the same failed Bush administration policies at home and abroad. Washington's criminal class is bipartisan. Obama was chosen to lead it and is assembling a rogue team that's little different from the one it's replacing.

Dec 05 06:31

(Video/humor) Jon Stewart disects Bush performance in Charlie Gibson exit interview

Jon Stewart reviews President Bush's downright awful interview with Charlie Gibson and reflects on just how badly the man has ruined this country, and how he refuses to accept any responsibility for it all.

Dec 05 03:02

Survivalist business booms as economy flails

Survivalist business booms as economy flails

The Armchair Survivalist offers practical advice for surviving global economic meltdown

December 01, 2008: 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The Armchair Survivalist believes the nation is falling into chaos, and he wants to help.

He offers practical advice for dealing with riots, wars, natural disasters and food shortages, which he says are imminent because of the worldwide economic meltdown and the incoming Obama administration.

Dec 05 02:06

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

From The Sunday Times
November 30, 2008

Obama’s first problem is US war crimes

The president-elect has to take a stand on Bush’s dark legacy

Andrew Sullivan

A small and largely unnoticed spat among the transition planners for the president-elect, Barack Obama, broke out last week. It was the first genuinely passionate debate among the Obamaites and it centres on a terribly difficult and terribly important decision that will be among the first that Obama has to make.

Dec 04 21:13

Private-Sector Health Care Leads the Way

It is easy to criticize the US healthcare system, but we should be clear on one thing: it is not "free market" or "private" healthcare. A free market in healthcare would be more efficient and innovative, and offer better quality products and services, with lower prices than is currently the case.

Dec 04 20:13

Google as an Economic Indicator (It Ain't Pretty)

All Time High Search Volume for Food Stamps, Unemployment, Layoffs & Bankruptcy.

Dec 04 19:59


Dec 04 19:43

The U.S. Military as an Oil Acquisition Service

Conspiracy theorist: “A psychologically disturbed person who poses a danger to society by virtue of the fact that he frequently questions or refuses to accept the views or opinions of society’s authorities” – The consensus definition of ‘conspiracy theorist’ promoted by society’s authorities.

Dec 04 19:42

Lawmakers Dodd, Frank Warn Paulson May Not Get Second Half of TARP Money

John Brinsley and Alison Vekshin

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said he opposes giving the Bush administration the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue plan, joining Republicans upset with how it is being managed.


Once a junkie, always a junkie.

Dec 04 19:39

Illegal Hordes Making America Unrecognizable

~~~~As always, my nemesis, Commandante Pedro writes gritty letters telling me how Mexico continues its reconquest of the United States. Pedro said, "Oh Mr. Frosty! Can't you see the writing on the wall? Don't you see the signs of the times? The politicians know who to kowtow and cater to. The White vote is irrelevant. That was proven on 11/04. We are the future; therefore it is our bottoms which must be kissed.

Dec 04 19:36

Are you smarter than a second grader from China?

This is TEST doable.

I did it. It took some thinking to get it done.

Do you have what it takes to beat it. If not, respond back with


Dec 04 18:21

Clinton scrambles to reduce campaign debt

With just weeks before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is scrambling to reduce massive campaign debt before federal ethics rules prohibit her from doing so.

This just has to be a sick joke. Bill must have more than enough left over from his drug lord ... oops I mean governor days in Mena Arkansas.

And, if that's not enough, Hills can always petition the Bush "gummermint" for a bailout check. They just give them away - a billion here, a lost 2.3 trillion there. Who cares? It's not their money.

Dec 04 18:21

Clinton scrambles to reduce campaign debt

With just weeks before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is scrambling to reduce massive campaign debt before federal ethics rules prohibit her from doing so.

This just has to be a sick joke. Bill must have more than enough left over from his drug lord ... oops I mean governor days in Mena Arkansas.

And, if that's not enough, Hills can always petition the Bush "gummermint" for a bailout check. They just give them away - a billion here, a lost 2.3 trillion there. Who cares? It's not their money.

Dec 04 12:24

If Bush pardons himself, it would be a stunning challenge to America's self-image as the upholder of law and freedom

Is George Bush preparing to give himself a presidential pardon? On first hearing, the idea sounds utterly incredible and outrageous. How can the head of a state in which respect for the law remains an active part of the national DNA even contemplate such an arbitrary and shameless act of apparent lawlessness? Amnesties and pardons of this kind are the stock-in-trade of tinpot dictators, not constitutional leaders. And yet ...

Dec 04 12:19

Chinese wealth fund turns back on western banks

China Investment Corporation is to put the brakes on making investments in western banks until governments come up with coherent policies to cope with the global economic downturn.

Lou Jiwei, the chairman of the sovereign wealth fund, said today: "Right now, we do not have the courage to invest in financial institutions. We have to wait for the time when there won't be massive collapses of financial institutions."

China had lost confidence in many financial institutions, Lou said, because foreign governments seemed to be changing their policies "every week".

Dec 04 10:25

New Securities Exchange Commission regulations fail miserably to address the real issues

Yesterday, the long awaited regulatory framework to rein in the Financial sector was announced. Not surprisingly, it did not address the most important issues hovering over the Economy and serves only to reinforce the hands off management style that has always been the trademark of this supposed Gatekeeper of Financial Sanity.

Dec 04 10:23

Oh, That's Nice.

Oh, that's nice.

The "freedom fighters", the Taliban and al Qaeda, that were administered for the CIA by the Pakistani ISI, who then became the "boogie men"of 911 so the U.S. & Israeli elite could insinuate themselves into cental asia and remap the middle east; and now that is done, we can throw Pakistan under the bus, break the country up piece-meal with India's help now that more al Qaeda "boogie men" have attacked India, who will set up their own police state with Israel's help and be the front line in the coming war with China.

Oh, that's nice.

Dec 04 09:45

Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users.

The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender's lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started.

Dec 04 08:20

Stop The Auto Bailout Campaign - Phase Three

The automakers have made another push for money, now asking for $34 billion when two weeks ago they only needed $25 billion. It's time once again to let our representatives we want to stop the madness.

Dec 04 07:51

Worm uses familiar brands to lure people

On Tuesday security vendor WebSense issued an alert warning that holiday coupon e-mails from familiar companies may be malicious code in disguise, in this case a mass-mailing e-mail worm.

Dec 04 07:48

Berlusconi plans to use G8 presidency to 'regulate the internet'

Italian president and media baron Silvio Berlusconi said today that he would use his country's imminent presidency of the G8 group to push for an international agreement to "regulate the internet".

Speaking to Italian postal workers, Reuters reports Berlusconi said: "The G8 has as its task the regulation of financial markets... I think the next G8 can bring to the table a proposal for a regulation of the internet."

Dec 04 07:29

Paulson Considers New Plan to Resuscitate U.S. Housing Market

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is considering a new plan to reduce mortgage rates in another bid to revive the U.S. housing market, a government official said.

Dec 04 07:26

GM, Chrysler May Accept Bankruptcy to Receive Bailout

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC executives are considering accepting a pre-arranged bankruptcy as the last-resort price of getting a multibillion-dollar government bailout, said a person familiar with their internal discussions.

Dec 04 07:24

Paulson shoots another arrow into the heart of the Economy

The announcement today of a deal reached between the U.S. Treasury and the moribund insurance giant, A.I.G. provides a very lucid insight in to the nefarious and destructive world of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as T.A.R.P..Not only have A.I.G. received $152 billion to date and subsequently reported a third quarter loss of $25 billion, now they are to be cleared of their obligation on $53 billion worth of toxic credit default swaps. U.S. taxpayers are now on the hook for $205 billion..

Dec 04 02:42

Obama too Important to Respond to US Supreme Court

President-elect Barack Obama’s refusal to produce an original and viable birth certificate indicating that he truly Sher Zieveand indisputably is a natural born US citizen—as is required by the US Constitution—is continuing to take unusual tacks and turns. In fact, as it is appearing more and more that Barack Obama is not qualified for the US presidency, his and his minions’ machinations may just take the country off course entirely. Now, not only is Mr.