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Nov 15 09:32

Freddie, JPMorgan in Dispute Over Bad WaMu Loans

JPMorgan, which took over Washington Mutual's assets after the thrift collapsed, told Freddie it won't buy back mortgages sold by WaMu that failed to match promises made about their quality, McLean, Virginia-based Freddie said today in a regulatory filing.

This is an astonishing development for the legal puds at JP Morgan Chase to have invented. Here, JP Morgan Chase is entirely ignoring long established legal precedent.

Nov 15 07:38

Vladimir Putin 'wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls'

With Russian tanks only 30 miles from Tbilisi on August 12, Mr Sarkozy told Mr Putin that the world would not accept the overthrow of Georgia’s Government. According to Mr Levitte, the Russian seemed unconcerned by international reaction. “I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Mr Putin declared.

Mr Sarkozy thought he had misheard. “Hang him?” — he asked. “Why not?” Mr Putin replied. “The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein.”

Nov 15 07:35

Settler violence continues in Hebron, 2-3 August 2008

Settler violence in Hebron continued over the weekend. The following footage shows minors throwing stones at Palestinian homes and at a car driven by international TIPH observers, as well as soldiers barring B’Tselem worker, Issa ‘Amro, from filming settlers who were assaulting a group of wedding guests. When a settler attacked ‘Amro and broke his camera, the soldiers stood by and did nothing.

Nov 15 07:28

Now on YouTube: The Lies and Crimes of 9/11: A Canadian View of the War on Terror's Origins

Professor Anthony J. Hall, Paper presented at the 'Edmonton Questions 9/11': Convention and Film, Stanley A. Milner Public Library Theatre, Edmonton Alberta, Canada. September 6 2008.

Complete paper can be found at: http://www.edmonton911.org/mission.html

See the complete series of this lecture in Youtube videos posted here:
http://www.911blogger.com/node/18526

Nov 15 06:04

The United Nations of New Jerusalem and the Empire of Zog

A number of European countries followed the lead of the U.K. and publicly acknowledged that it was world destiny that Israel should rule the Unified Nations of the New Jerusalem. Still… a lot of countries held out and are continuing to, despite the daily terror attacks that are being blamed on anyone who is standing in the way of world unification.

Nov 14 23:46

Leading Economist Warns of Food Riots

When top trend forecaster Gerald Calente predicted riots and revolution, many people shrugged and thought, "he's gone off the deep end".

But leading economist Nouriel Roubini is also now warning of food riots, and blaming it on the Fed and Treasury's policies and bank priorities

Nov 14 21:39

Speculation over back door in Skype

According to reports, there may be a back door built into Skype, which allows connections to be bugged. The company has declined to expressly deny the allegations. At a meeting with representatives of ISPs and the Austrian regulator on lawful interception of IP based services held on 25th June, high-ranking officials at the Austrian interior ministry revealed that it is not a problem for them to listen in on Skype conversations.

Nov 14 21:35

$50 billion for the auto industry?

Barack Obama wants Congress to approve $50 billion for the auto industry. He also wants to appoint a czar or board to “oversee the companies.” This would be the person or committee in charge of restructuring the auto industry.

Since when is it the government’s job to restructure the auto industry? The auto industry got itself into this mess, and it doesn’t need government or the tax payers to get it out of this mess.

Nov 14 21:30

Union fights for Pa. bus driver who hit pedestrian

A union is fighting the firing of municipal bus driver in northwestern Pennsylvania who struck and killed a surgeon three years ago and then hit another pedestrian in September. That was the third time the driver hit a civilian since 2000.

Nov 14 21:29

GOP to file suit to undo McCain rules

The Republican Party will file federal lawsuits Thursday seeking to overthrow the McCain-Feingold federal campaign finance regulations, Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan revealed Wednesday night at a private dinner with the nation's Republican governors.

Nov 14 21:26

Gore says no to 'Climate Czar' role

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job.

Nov 14 21:24

New airport screening system sees under clothes

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a new security system has been launched that can see items hidden under clothing without any physical contact from screeners.

Nov 14 19:18

Israel's "Ethnic cleansing by stealth."

With every cruel and unusual punishment meted out against West Bank villagers, Israel is fomenting more and more hate against its own people.

"When Israel was first created, I had a lot of admiration and respect for the Jews; now I want to throw them all into the sea." The choice of phraseology was no accident on the part of the speaker, who wanted to make crystal clear the effects that more than 40 years of Israeli occupation have had on him and his family.

Nov 14 18:01

Katrina Diaspora & Electoral Cleansing

Louisiana has been a swing state for some time, in which Democrats were dependent on the black majority in the state’s largest city to win. It was not lost on Rove that all of those poor New Orleans African Americans—and their children—being dispersed throughout the nation could only be good for Republicans. As of now, only about 66% have returned.

Nov 14 14:01

FLASHBACK: The Clinton Chronicles

An appropriate time to look back at the Clintons rise to power.

Nov 14 13:25

Bailout Anger Boiling: "Is Kashkari A Chump?"

Kashkari: The secretary is very passionate about this as well-

Kucinich: Passionate about what?

Kashkari: Helping homeowners, congressman -

Kucinich: wwww- he is? in what country??

Nov 14 11:03

Sea Ice Growing at Fastest Pace on Record

An abnormally cool Arctic is seeing dramatic changes to ice levels. In sharp contrast to the rapid melting seen last year, the amount of global sea ice has rebounded sharply and is now growing rapidly. The total amount of ice, which set a record low value last year, grew in October at the fastest pace since record-keeping began in 1979.

Nov 14 11:00

Google Offers Text Ads Linked to Malware Site

Search giant Google is known for its "do no evil" approach. It goes to great lengths to protect the environment and it blocks sites on lists of known malware sites from being searched.

However, security researchers made an alarming discovery of a major slip-up for Google. The site had allowed a known malware site to buy text ads and was placing these ads on its partner pages through its Google AdWords service. The link was listed as “Antivirus XP 2008,” which led to the URL “antivirus-world-2009.com.” (Don't go there)

Nov 14 10:58

Google Offers Text Ads Linked to Malware Site

Search giant Google is known for its "do no evil" approach. It goes to great lengths to protect the environment and it blocks sites on lists of known malware sites from being searched.

However, security researchers made an alarming discovery of a major slip-up for Google. The site had allowed a known malware site to buy text ads and was placing these ads on its partner pages through its Google AdWords service. The link was listed as “Antivirus XP 2008,” which led to the URL “antivirus-world-2009.com.” (Don't go there)

Nov 14 10:52

Microsoft Says over 11% of Vista Printer Driver Installs Fail

Anyone who used Windows Vista in the early days of its launch will likely have not so fond recollections of driver issues that often led to frequent crashes and lockups. Video cards from NVIDIA were especially difficult to get working on Vista early on thanks to drivers that didn’t work well.

Nov 14 10:49

New Report: Fake TV News Widespread and Undisclosed

The Center for Media Democracy and Free Press today exposed an epidemic of fake news infiltrating local television broadcasts across country. At a press conference in Washington with FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, the groups called for a crackdown on stations that present corporate-sponsored videos as genuine news to an unsuspecting audience.

Nov 14 10:38

Kucinich Questioning Kashkari on CSPAN Now

'Nobody doubts, Mr. Kashkari, that you are working hard. "Our question is who are you working for.'

Nov 14 09:54

Some Chicago Jews say Obama is actually the 'first Jewish president'

"Quite a few of Barack Obama's "friends from the past" have popped up recently. It's doubtful whether he even knows their names, but in the Chicago Jewish community many people really are long-time friends of the president-elect. Some of the older people in the community say that they "raised him," while others half-jokingly call Obama "the first Jewish president."

They raised contributions for him, provided him with contacts, and also enjoyed hosting him and believed in his glorious future in politics. During most of the campaign, when rumors were spreading among American Jews that Obama was a closet Muslim who was more supportive of the Palestinians and was interested in granting the president of Iran legitimacy, his support among American Jews did not even come close to that enjoyed by Bill Clinton. But at the moment of truth, according to the exit polls, it turns out that 78 percent of Jews voted for Obama."

Nov 14 08:28

After banning YouTube, military launches TroopTube

The U.S. military, with help from Seattle startup Delve Networks, has launched a video-sharing Web site for troops, their families and supporters, a year and a half after restricting access to YouTube and other video sites.

TroopTube, as the new site is called, lets people register as members of one of the branches of the armed forces, family, civilian Defense Department employees or supporters. Members can upload personal videos from anywhere with an Internet connection, but a Pentagon employee screens each for taste, copyright violations and national security issues.

Nov 14 08:20

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites

The websites will be blocked as part of a government-sponsored trial of its filter technology that will start before Christmas and last six weeks.

The government has already identified 1300 websites that it wants to black list as part of the clean feeds scheme.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the sites mostly contained child pornography and other unwatned content, including images and videos.

Nov 14 08:18

FDIC Chairman's Statement on the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program

The Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program is designed to relieve the crisis in the credit markets and give healthy banks access to liquidity in two ways. First, the FDIC has guaranteed new, senior unsecured debt issued by a bank, thrift or holding company, which will help banks fund their operations. Debt that is issued by the end of June 2009 will be fully guaranteed by the FDIC to June 2012, which should provide investors with the comfort necessary to invest in longer-term obligations of financial institutions.

Nov 14 07:29

Chances Dwindle on Bailout Plan for Automakers

The prospects of a government rescue for the foundering American automakers dwindled Thursday as Democratic Congressional leaders conceded that they would face potentially insurmountable Republican opposition during a lame-duck session next week.

Nov 14 06:37

Large numbers of Nigerian children are abandoned, abused and tortured for being "witches."

"Saving Africa's Witch Children"

In some of the poorest parts of Nigeria, where evangelical religious fervor is combined with a belief in sorcery and black magic, many thousands of children are being blamed for catastrophes, death and famine: and branded witches.

Denounced as Satan made flesh by powerful pastors and prophetesses, these children are abandoned, tortured, starved and murdered: all in the name of Jesus Christ.

Nov 14 04:25

The Two Trillion Dollar Black Hole

Purge your mind for a moment about everything you've heard and read in the last decade about investing on Wall Street and think about the following business model:

Nov 14 02:32

Americans Vote Yes for Equality Between Jews and Non-Jews Inside Israel

Election day in the United States, 2008, will be remembered in most history books as the day
Americans elected the first African-American as president. But it also deserves to go down in
history for another reason. It was the first day when Americans rejected the instructions of their
pro-Israel politicians and newspapers and instead voted for the principle that non-Jews should be
equal with Jews under the law inside Israel, and not discriminated against as they are today in
apartheid Israel.
The Somerville Divestment Project (SDP) placed Question 4 on the ballot in two state

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