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Oct 07 08:13

Protestors Surround Capital, Shut Off Power and Trap Legislators (in Thailand)

In a day of street battles that left more than 100 people injured, anti-government protesters surrounded the Thai Parliament Tuesday, trapping hundreds of members inside through the afternoon.

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat escaped over a back fence!

Oct 07 06:51

Chavez offers free cars for gas-guzzlers

Give up your gas-guzzler and get a free car. That's President Hugo Chavez's offer to Venezuelans.

Chavez says he plans to start a program next year that will give away cars running on less-polluting natural gas to people who turn in old cars that consume "too much gasoline."

The socialist leader says he'll even throw in a year of free fuel - though that's a relatively minor bonus in oil-rich Venezuela, where gasoline goes for 12 cents a gallon (3 cents a liter).

Oct 07 06:48

'Tis the Season of Election Dirty Tricks: Scaring Student Voters

Election officials and watchdog groups are bracing for the wave of sneaky or suspicious phone calls, leaflets and emails that typically hit battleground states in the final 30 days of the presidential campaign.

Young voters at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. have already been targeted, with students reporting that flyers have been posted around campus warning that undercover police will be at the polls on Election Day looking to make arrests.

Oct 07 06:41

Vista R.I.P.

Vista is awful. Everyone knows it, including Microsoft, and now Microsoft's actions have made it clear that Vista is on its way to the Microsoft junkyard with such similar failures as Windows ME and Microsoft Bob.

You don't have to believe me. Just look at what Microsoft has been doing. First, Microsoft started fast-tracking Vista's successor, Windows 7. Recently, we discovered that Windows 7 alpha will be coming to developers this October.

Oct 07 06:32

China cuts military ties with the US

China has abruptly cancelled several military agreements with the United States in protest at a decision by the US to sell $6.5 billion (£3.7 billion) of arms to Taiwan.

Oct 07 06:30

Turkey threatens Iraq raid after deadly Kurdish rebel attack

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Tuesday to launch a raid into northern Iraq as warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets across the border after a deadly attack killed 17 troops.

Describing Turkey's position as one of self-defence, Erdogan said his government was determined to crush the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), using all available means, including a possible cross-frontier operation.

Oct 07 06:29

Turkey threatens Iraq raid after deadly Kurdish rebel attack

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Tuesday to launch a raid into northern Iraq as warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets across the border after a deadly attack killed 17 troops.

Describing Turkey's position as one of self-defence, Erdogan said his government was determined to crush the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), using all available means, including a possible cross-frontier operation.

Oct 06 21:46

Is the Amero for Real?

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Oct 06 20:51

Yemen dismantles Israel-linked 'terrorist' cell

Says group operated under 'slogan of Islam'

Oct 06 20:44

Say WHAT? Matt Lauer to RFK Jr: “How’s Your Dad?”

Last week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stopped by NBC’s The Today Show to promote his latest book, Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief. But before he could even begin to tell the story of this African-American Civil War hero, host Matt Lauer had to pop right off and ask him the most tasteless, idiotic question imaginable:

“So,” Lauer asks gushingly, “I just gotta ask…how’s your Dad doing?”

Oct 06 20:33

The Federal Reserve: History of Lies, Thievery, and Deceit

The idea came about on a meeting in Jekyl Island off the coast of Georgia in 1910. The bankers in this country, especially J.P. Morgan, created a currency panic in 1907 in order to get the American people to accept the idea of a central bank.

Oct 06 19:46

Max Keiser on global markets plunging

The dollar will soon decline and gold will soon rise.

Oct 06 19:39

Iceland is on the brink of collapse

Iceland is on the brink of collapse. Inflation and interest rates are raging upwards. The krona, Iceland's currency, is in freefall and is rated just above those of Zimbabwe and Turkmenistan. One of the country's three independent banks has been nationalised, another is asking customers for money, and the discredited government and officials from the central bank have been huddled behind closed doors for three days with still no sign of a plan. International banks won't send any more money and supplies of foreign currency are running out.

Oct 06 18:55

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

You're John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible
resemblance to The Joker.

Obviously, Keating thought you could make it to the White House, too.

He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too.

Oct 06 18:15

Report: Taliban Ready to End War, Break with Qaeda

Is the Taliban breaking with Al Qaeda -- and negotiating to end its insurgency? "Former Afghanistan presidential advisor Muhammad Sadeq Tashqari says that several senior Taliban officials have participated in drawing up a Saudi-U.K initiative to end the war in Afghanistan," according to London's Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. "He said that Taliban representatives had set several conditions for ending the war, including ministerial appointments for Taliban members and a withdrawal of foreign forces from the country."

Oct 06 18:01

Yemen says 'Israel-linked' terror cell dismantled

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced on Monday the dismantling of a "terrorist cell" which he said was linked to Israeli intelligence services.

Saleh gave no details but sources close to the investigation said he was apparently referring to a six-member cell arrested on suspicion of involvement in a deadly attack against the US embassy in the Yemeni capital last month.

"A terrorist cell was arrested five days ago and will be referred to the judicial authorities for its links with the Israeli intelligence services," Saleh was quoted as saying by the official Saba news agency.

Oct 06 17:44

Graffiti and Israel

Graffiti and Israel
By Marc Sapir
Thursday October 02, 2008

Oct 06 16:55

Insults fly as Barack Obama & John McCain prepare for second debate

"It's a dangerous road, but we have no choice," a top McCain strategist told the Daily News. "If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we're going to lose."

Oct 06 16:46

Obama is Better on the Economy

Why exactly is McCain focusing so much attention on attacking Obama these days? The answer is simple; Obama is crushing him on the economy. This is, in part, due to the fact that Republican policies, specifically tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation, have been showing themselves to be economically devestating. McCain's economic platform, specifically tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, deregulation, and continued military spending abroad would only exacerbate every major economic challenge we face.

Oct 06 16:33

John McCain's unprecedentedly ugly speech today

There are 30 days to go before this election is over. What we're seeing explode in front of us are both the devastating fruits of eight years of unchallenged right-wing rule under the Bush/Cheney administration and the tactics of a desperate, dying, rotted movement descending further and further into the sewer in order to cling to power. The more they unmask themselves this way, the more smashing will be their defeat, the longer their banishment will be.

Oct 06 16:27

[Video] The Real McCain 2

John McCain's record is something the public wants to discuss, and yet the corporate media is doing NOTHING to present the truth. We feel obliged to continue countering the mainstream media's love of McCain. And so we thought it was high time for a sequel: The Real McCain 2.

Oct 06 16:18

Space rock found on collision course with Earth

For the first time, astronomers have found an object on a certain collision course with Earth. Fortunately, it is so small it is not expected to cause any damage, burning up in the atmosphere somewhere above northern Sudan in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It may, however, produce a brilliant 'shooting star'.

The space rock, dubbed 2008 TC3, was first spotted on Monday in a survey by the Mt Lemmon Observatory near Tucson, Arizona.

Oct 06 16:13

Astronomers find a planet denser than lead

Planets circle the stars that dot the heavens.

Before 1995, we couldn’t have said that with any certainty. Now we know of more than 300 planets orbiting distant stars, and we have a fleet of telescopes looking for them. The ultimate goal is to find another Earth orbiting a star like the Sun, but the quest on the way to that Holy Grail has yielded some strange benchmarks.

Oct 06 16:05

While the Dow Plunges, McCain Accuses Obama of Distracting Voters

As the Dow dropped another 369 points today, the reaction of John McCain was to continue to attack Obama’s character. It is laughable that McCain accused Obama of not talking about his record, and trying to distract the voters, when the McCain strategy is to ignore the economic crisis, and his own record.

Oct 06 12:01

Iraqi funds bargaining chip for SOFA?

BAGHDAD, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Iranian state-run media reported Friday Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said U.S. officials threatened to seize Iraqi funds if a long-term security deal failed.

The Iranian Press TV pointed to statements in the Iraqi media that said Talabani, a Kurd, expressed concern over threats from Washington regarding the security deal set to replace the expiring U.N. mandate for Iraq.

"Washington threatened to use any means to seize Iraqi assets if we do not support the security pact," Talabani was quoted as saying.

Oct 06 11:52

Euro Falls to 14-Month Low as Credit Crisis Spreads to Europe

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The euro had its biggest one-day drop against the yen since its debut in 1999 as the deepening credit crisis prompted European governments to pledge bailouts for troubled banks while stopping short of coordinated action.

Oct 06 11:51

End the Fed

On November 22, 1910 a malevolent Creature was conceived in the darkness.

Ninety-eight years after its illegitimate conception, we will gather at the gates of its lair to signal the beginning of its end.

Oct 06 11:48

Germany takes hot seat as Europe falls into the abyss

We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on every front by all the major powers acting in concert, we risk a disintegration of global finance within days. Nobody will be spared, unless they own gold bars.

Oct 06 11:44

Panic engulfs global stock markets

World markets suffered massive losses Monday, striking four-year lows, as panic-stricken investors doubted whether a Wall Street bailout package would stem the global financial crisis.

London, Frankfurt and Paris all tumbled more than six percent approaching the half-way mark while a 15-percent dive in Moscow forced a halt to Russian trading.

"We have a seriously weak and fear driven market at our hands," said Tom Hougaard, chief market strategist at City Index.

"It is anyone's guess where we will end the day."

Oct 06 11:19

Hyperinflation Catalyst For $2,000 Gold

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, October 6, 2008

40-year market veteran and fund manager Robin Griffiths of Cazenove Capital Management predicts that the overprinting of dollars as a result of the Wall Street bailout will act as a catalyst for gold prices to rocket to $2,000 an ounce, as demand for precious metals outstrips supply amidst rumors of market manipulation.

Griffiths said that as the world deleverages, dollar strength could drive gold prices down to $750 an ounce, but that this would be the bottom and it would represent a great buying opportunity.

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