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Oct 24 07:07

Trio of asteroids buzz Earth

The three latest objects were all spotted first by the Mount Lemmon Survey, which searches for asteroids with a renovated 1.5-metre telescope in Arizona. Two asteroids were only a few metres in diameter, and the smallest was only about a meter, making spotting and tracking the objects in space an impressive achievement.

Oct 24 07:04

Mail warns financial institutions of "payback"

Threatening letters containing a suspicious white powder mailed to three U.S. financial institutions warn "it's payback time," according to a text released by the FBI on Thursday.

More than 50 letters, with identical or similar threatening language, were sent to Chase Bank offices, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision, the FBI said.

Oct 24 06:58

'Virtual strip search' scanners slammed by EU

Airport full-body scanners that show people's private parts are a virtual strip search, European Union lawmakers said Thursday, calling for detailed study of the technology before it is used.

The scanners "have a serious impact on the fundamental rights of citizens", the lawmakers said in a resolution adopted by 361 votes to 16, with 181 abstentions.

Oct 24 06:22

Bid Laden to Influence U.S. Election

Former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke told CNN yesterday that Osama Bin Laden would attempt to influence the 2008 U.S. election with a terrorist attack or the release of a video tape, an October surprise to replicate that of 2004 when Bin Laden swung the election for Bush.

Oct 24 05:49

OPEC slashes production; crude continues to tumble

OPEC said Friday it will slash oil production by 1.5 million barrels a day to stop tumbling crude prices, but the cost for a barrel of crude plummeted 7 percent to prices last seen in June of 2007.


Please note that OPEC is NOT the largest supplier of oil to the US. CANADA is!

Perhaps Canada should slash oil production!!!!

Oct 24 05:48

OPEC slashes production; crude continues to tumble

OPEC said Friday it will slash oil production by 1.5 million barrels a day to stop tumbling crude prices, but the cost for a barrel of crude plummeted 7 percent to prices last seen in June of 2007.


Now, keep in mind that OPEC is NOT the largest supplier of oil to the US. Canada is the largest oil supplier to the US!.

Perhaps Canada should slash production!!!!

Oct 23 18:41

Photo Of Mugged McCain Supporter

Strangely the 'mugger' wrote the B if done in a mirror?

WEBMASTER ADDITION: This is supposedly done with a knife by a man who beat and kicked her? He seems to have gone out of his way not to leave any permanent damage. The original news story described the woman as "maimed."

Oct 23 17:48

McCain says Obama will 'say anything' to win

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican John McCain on Thursday spiced up a cross-state bus tour aimed at keeping Florida from swinging to the Democrats by accusing rival Barack Obama of saying "anything to get elected."


Meanwhile, McCain will do anything to prevent getting elected. Just look at his running (play)mate.

Oct 23 15:24

Merril Lynch encourages drop in Oil Output to keep prices high.

Analysts with Merril Lynch and research house Sanford C. Bernstein said OPEC would need to make an additional cut of 1m barrels a day in order to keep supply and demand in balance as demand slows in 2009

Oct 23 15:18

Dumb and Dumber

Nicholas Sarkozy is now blaming the Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, for igniting a bank deal crisis.
I am Irish and think that the Irish Government plan was about as stupid as you could possibly get but, when Nicholas Sarkozy stands up and pretends to be the bastion of Economic Sagesse, well excuse me, I gotta have my say as this galls me.

Oct 23 14:01

They Did It On Purpose: The Housing Bubble & Its Crash were Engineered by the US Government, the Fed & Wall Street

During the Clinton administration, the government required the financial industry to start expanding the frequency of mortgage loans to consumers who might not have qualified in the past.

When George W. Bush was named president by the Supreme Court in December 2000, the stock market had begun to decline with the bursting of the bubble.

In 2001 the frequency of White House visits by Alan Greenspan increased.

Greenspan endorsed President Bush’s March 2001 tax cuts for the rich. More such cuts took place in May 2003.

Oct 23 13:43

Final Text of Iraq Pact Reveals a US Debacle

The final draft of the US-Iraq Status of Forces agreement on the US military presence represents an even more crushing defeat for the policy of the George W. Bush administration than previously thought, the final text reveals.

The final draft, dated Oct. 13, not only imposes unambiguous deadlines for withdrawal of US combat troops by 2011 but makes it extremely unlikely that a US non-combat presence will be allowed to remain in Iraq for training and support purposes beyond the 2011 deadline for withdrawal of all US combat forces.

Oct 23 10:21

Cops Fears For His Life, Shoots Dog

According to the report, the owner claimed that the sheriff's department's position was that the dog was trying to attack the police officer. However, when the dog owner's revealed that the shooting had been caught on tape, the government's story changed and she was offered money to keep quiet and not show the video. Thankfully she did not comply.

Oct 23 08:50

Forget Joe the Plumber: Study says most corporations pay no U.S. income taxes

The Government Accountability Office said 72 percent of all foreign corporations and about 57 percent of U.S. companies doing business in the United States paid no federal income taxes for at least one year between 1998 and 2005....During that time corporate sales in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion

Oct 23 07:59

Greenspan: 'Credit tsunami' to have severe impact

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress in prepared testimony Thursday that the current global financial crisis is a "once in a century credit tsunami" that policymakers did not anticipate.


If they read this site they would have known it was coming.

Oct 23 05:23

Bell Labs, sadly, is refocusing to concentrate on near-term problems rather than basic research.

For those who question the virtues of basic science, and ignoring the benefits of the existential quest for understanding of our world, one of those Nobels was for the invention of the transistor, the basic element that has made modern electronics possible. If the Labs had produced nothing else, that one new idea would justify their 83 year history.

Others feel differently. August 28 was the end of their basic research efforts. Their focus will now be on technologies promising short-term results that can be turned into products.

Oct 23 03:37

Maybe U.S. needs yard sale Russia could buy back Alaska or perhaps Canada could pick up sunny Florida

At the end of Second World War the British Empire still ruled nearly a quarter of the globe. But the war bankrupted Britain. Its once mighty empire quickly collapsed and the United States inherited much of the British Imperium.

Six decades later the United States is close to bankruptcy thanks to a national orgy of borrowing, the replacement of manufacturing by financial manipulation, ruinous foreign wars and a government whose stunning incompetence and arrant stupidity was exceeded only by its reckless imperial arrogance.

Oct 23 03:35

Bank Losses Q3 What will Wall St do now ?

This is the week when the Banks step out from behind the curtain and lay it all bare and it's not a pretty picture at all. But, it never was going to be anyway.

Oct 23 03:33

Wall Street's 'Disaster Capitalism for Dummies'

Yes, we're dummies. You. Me. All 300 million of us. Clueless. We should be ashamed. We're obsessed about the slogans and rituals of "democracy," distracted by the campaign, polls, debates, rhetoric, half-truths and outright lies. McCain? Obama? Sorry to pop your bubble folks, but it no longer matters who's president.

Oct 23 00:47

Warren Buffett, Government Propagandist

Buffett is doing the government's dirty work in trying to calm the fears of the masses.

Oct 22 22:57


Free and Equal is pleased to announce that CSPAN will be covering tomorrow night's debate LIVE from 9:00pm to 10:30 EST. Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin and Independent candidate Ralph Nader have confirmed their participation

Oct 22 22:33

Getting ugly in Minnesota

6 Minn. politicians' homes vandalized

Oct 22 22:19

World Leaders To Hold Summit At Bretton Woods?

In 1944, the hotel was the site of a post World War II conference on an international financial system. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund were the result.

Oct 22 22:03

The Precious Advice of Colin Powell - Here we go again!

General Powell returns with more precious advice - let's think about this...

Oct 22 21:06

A lot of ruin in a nation

What has happened in the U.S. is that the Fed created new money starting in 1997. This led to the dot-com boom. People spent money to create businesses they thought would be huge hits. They thought there was lots of new money to build businesses and later buy the products. There wasn't. Same thing in 2003. It was very cheap to borrow money and build houses. The homebuilders did very well. Unfortunately, they were building them for people who hadn't really saved, and couldn't really afford them.

Oct 22 20:56

The Myth that Laissez Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis

The ability of the media to ignore all of the massive government interference that exists today and to characterize our present economic system as one of laissez-faire and economic freedom marks it as, if not profoundly dishonest, then as nothing less than delusional.

Oct 22 20:45

Take this hockey stick and shove it Goremongers

Global temperatures have been dropping since 2005.

Oct 22 19:39

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