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Nov 17 16:17

CONFIRMED: "Bin-Ladin Hunt PHONEY"-Bush Admin NEEDED Him To JUSTIFY Military Expansionism(Juan Cole)

The USG Open Source Center translates an article from the Persian Afghan press alleging that French troops were at one point close to capturing Usamah Bin Ladin in Afghanistan, but that American forces stopped them from doing so. It says that a forthcoming French documentary containing interviews with the French soldiers provides proof for the allegation. The argument is that the Bush administration needed Bin Ladin to be at large in order to justify its military expansionism.

Nov 17 15:06

The G-20’s Secret Debt Solution

Behind the scenes, a far more fundamental fix is being discussed — the possible revaluation of gold and the birth of an entirely new monetary system.

Nov 17 12:34

Change in intelligence?

Mr. Obama will not be able to change the culture of the intelligence community and restore the moral compass of the CIA unless there is a full understanding and repudiation of the operational and analytical crimes committed in the Tenet era. If Mr. Obama genuinely wants to roll back the misdeeds of Vice President Dick Cheney, restore the rule of law at the CIA and create the change that Americans want and can believe in, he should not be relying for advice on the senior officials who endorsed these shameful actions.

Nov 17 12:29

Citigroup to shed another 53,000 jobs

Citigroup Inc. is shedding approximately 53,000 more employees in the coming quarters as the banking giant struggles to steady itself after suffering massive losses from deteriorating debt.

Nov 17 12:26

Somali pirates seize supertanker loaded with crude

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Somali pirates hijacked a supertanker hundreds of miles off the Horn of Africa, seizing the Saudi-owned ship loaded with crude and its 25-member crew, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

It was the largest ship pirates have seized, and the farthest out to sea they have successfully struck.

Nov 17 09:48

Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact

President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party.

Nov 17 09:34

(Video) Canadian politician helps JNF coverup Israeli war crimes.

The politician is Liberal MP and JNF (Jewish National Fund) member Bob Rae. He recently threw his hat into the ring as a candidate for leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftlryv_dbEc

Nov 17 08:43

Spirit rover recuperating after dust storm

The Mars rover Spirit is still alive and is slowly recharging its batteries after a weekend dust storm that caused the craft's power levels to drop to an all-time low.

Rover team members were awaiting a sign this week that the craft had survived the storm, which blanketed Spirit's solar panels with dust.

During the storm, the amount of energy available to the craft dropped to an unsustainable 89 watt-hours, the lowest level seen since Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, landed on Mars with about 10 times that amount in January 2004.

Nov 17 08:38

New Plan to Grow Genetically-Modified Crops in Secret Military Locations

UK Officials Plan To Grow Genetically-Modified Crops In Top Secret Military Locations In Order To Thwart Angry Anti-GM Extremists.

Nov 17 07:20

Data retention laws: what they mean for ISPs

If you think you're making a private call, or sending a discreet message, think again. Under an anti-terrorism law passed in late 2001 in the wake of the atrocities of September 11, details of every website visited and the transmission of every email sent and every phone call made in the UK can be retained and made available to authorities. This may give individuals privacy concerns but for telcos and internet service providers faced with the consequent storage and retrieval requirements, it is cause for financial concern.

Nov 17 07:14

AIG to Pay Millions To Top Workers

American International Group plans to pay out $503 million in deferred compensation to some of its top employees, saying it must tap the funds to keep valuable workers from exiting the troubled insurance giant.

News of the payments to top AIG talent comes as the federal government has just put more money into saving the company from bankruptcy, beefing up the total public commitment to $152 billion. Meanwhile, members of Congress are questioning the company's expenditures -- including lavish business trips to resorts -- during a time when taxpayers are on the hook for the bailout.

Nov 17 07:07

Woman Loses $400,000 To Nigerian Email Scam

Why did this woman, a reverend and a nurse, give over $400,000 to Nigerian email scammers? It started with just $100. The emails told her a long-lost relative with the same last name had $20.5 million caught up in the banks of Nigeria. Janella Spears just had to help with a few processing fees...

As she sent the money, more and more obstacles would arise, each needing more money to solve. Driven by blind greed, she sent over $400,000 to the scammers, draining her and her husband's savings, retirement fund, mortgaged the house and put a lien on the car.

Nov 17 07:03

Girl sentenced for swastika lie

A German girl who won a "civic courage" award for allegedly defending an immigrant child from neo-Nazis has been found guilty of inventing the story.

The 18-year-old - named as Rebecca K - had carved a swastika on her own thigh, the court concluded, rejecting her claim that neo-Nazis had done it.

In February she had received an award from a Berlin association campaigning against far-right violence.

She claimed four men had attacked her last November in the town of Mittweida.

Nov 17 06:58

Goldman Targeted by Investor Complaints of Naked Short-Selling

Bloomberg.com - By Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

At least two fund managers complained verbally to officials of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, saying they believe Goldman helped drive down prices by using the technique, according to people with knowledge of the objections. New York- based Goldman is acting against its clients by trying to profit at their expense, the investors said.

Nov 17 06:54

In Praise of a Rocky Transition

The more details emerge, the clearer it becomes that Washington's handling of the Wall Street bailout is not merely incompetent. It is borderline criminal.

Nov 17 06:51

Secret Plan For IMF World Dictatorship

By Webster Tarpley
11-10-8

This is a confidential strategy paper for the November 15 G-20 summit in Washington DC. This is not a new Bretton Woods in any sense, but rather a British-steered attempt to impose the dictatorship of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the entire planet, wiping out all hope of economic recovery, the modernization of the developing countries, and national sovereignty at the same time.

Nov 17 00:33

France holds 'Eta military head'

The suspected military chief of the Basque separatist group, Eta, has been arrested in southern France, the French interior minister has announced.

Michele Alliot-Marie said Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, alias "Txeroki", was arrested overnight in the Pyrenees.

Nov 16 22:05

Wind whips up health fears

Pierpont's findings suggest that low-frequency noise and vibration generated by wind machines can have an effect on the inner ear, triggering headaches; difficulty sleeping; tinnitus, or ringing in the ears; learning and mood disorders; panic attacks; irritability; disruption of equilibrium, concentration and memory; and childhood behavior problems.

Nov 16 22:02

Do You Think You're Vote Got Obama Elected?

Do You Think You're Vote Got Obama Elected?
2 days ago :: Nov 15, 2008 - 04:34AM #1
By Mark S. McGrew

Barrack Obama HAS NOT been elected President of the United States of America.
American voters DO NOT decide who will be President of the United States of America.

It is the Electoral College that elects the President. Since The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, a President has always been picked by Electoral votes, not the citizen's votes. It is sheer ignorance to believe otherwise.

Nov 16 22:01

Voyager 1 spacecraft's last photo of our planet - Earth seen from 4 billion miles away

Can you find the Earth in this image?

This image of Earth is one of 60 frames taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. In the image Earth is a mere point of light, a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Our planet was caught in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the Sun.

Nov 16 21:58

BANK TO SPLASH £2.5M OF BAILOUT CASH ON PARTIES

ONE of the high street banks bailed out by the Government is spending almost £2.5million on Christmas parties for its staff, it emerged last night.

The decision by Lloyds TSB, which accepted a £5.5billion handout just a few weeks ago, has sparked outrage.

The bank is refusing to scale down its festive celebrations even though it was one of the beneficiaries of Gordon Brown’s £37billion rescue package designed to save the British banking system from collapse.

Nov 16 21:58

BANK TO SPLASH £2.5M OF BAILOUT CASH ON PARTIES

ONE of the high street banks bailed out by the Government is spending almost £2.5million on Christmas parties for its staff, it emerged last night.

The decision by Lloyds TSB, which accepted a £5.5billion handout just a few weeks ago, has sparked outrage.

The bank is refusing to scale down its festive celebrations even though it was one of the beneficiaries of Gordon Brown’s £37billion rescue package designed to save the British banking system from collapse.

Nov 16 20:46

International Military Drill To Be Held In December

Personnel from around the globe will converge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 for the largest rescue exercise of its kind.

The effort, dubbed Angel Thunder, will involve the U.S. Army and Air Force, troops from Germany, Chile, Colombia and observers from Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan.

Nov 16 20:33

Cover-up at DFW airport

For the second time in three years, we have substantiated whistleblower allegations that DFW TRACON management underreported operational errors/deviations creating, at a minimum, the appearance of cover-up.

Nov 16 18:58

The New Trough

The Wall Street bailout looks a lot like Iraq — a "free-fraud zone" where private contractors cash in on the mess they helped create

NAOMI KLEIN

On October 13th, when the U.S. Treasury Department announced the team of "seasoned financial veterans" that will be handling the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, one name jumped out: Reuben Jeffery III, who was initially tapped to serve as chief investment officer for the massive new program.

Nov 16 16:01

US Store Closings - The Latest Casualty Count

Watchout for these store money cards and gift cards...and credit slips.

Stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between October 2008 and January 2009....

Nov 16 14:57

The 'Conspiracy of Rich Men' Who Pulled Off 911 and Other GOP Atrocities

All of their schemes and conspiracies REQUIRED 9/11 as the essential trigger.

Nov 16 13:43

RAHM EMANUEL: Ardent Zionist called Obama’s ‘Svengali’

More sinister than Karl Rove and potentially deadlier than Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney, his name is Rahm Emanuel, and he was recently appointed chief of staff in the president-elect’s White House. This first official act should send waves of alarm through people because Barack Obama promised change, but what we’re getting is the exact same cabal that brought us 9-11 and endless war in the Middle East.

Nov 16 13:19

The TARP Is Dead

Think back. Think far, far back into the past. Think all the way back to the last week of September 2008. Historians tell us that at that time many Americans took leave of their senses. Despite all the evidence of their own eyes, ears, and noses, they became persuaded that the world as they had always known it stood on the verge of utter destruction. Hysterical "journalists" and "experts" on radio and television told them so. What else could they do? Because life without a flush 401(k) lay beyond their wildest imagination, they concluded that "something must be done."

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