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Oct 04 15:34

China Cops Kill Other Cops And Called It A Terrorist Attack

But fresh accounts told to The New York Times by three foreign tourists who happened to be in the area challenge central parts of the official Chinese version of the events of Aug. 4 in Kashgar, a former Silk Road post in the western desert. One tourist took 27 photographs.

Among other discrepancies, the witnesses said that they heard no loud explosions and that the men wielding the machetes appeared to be paramilitary officers who were attacking other uniformed men.

Oct 04 15:29

Rotten political system invites rotten candidates

I do not need or want a power-hungry, violent, arrogant jerk, who is disrespectful of other people’s rights and property claiming to represent me or for that matter anyone claiming to represent me without my consent. I am my own “Commander-in-Chief,” thank you very much!

Oct 04 15:27

Palin and Biden Both Have a “Passion” for Israel

One thing that disgusted me equally about Sarah Palin and Joe Biden last night was their proclamation of a “passion” and deep, abiding “love” for a foreign country during an American presidential campaign.

Oct 04 15:15

Cop tries choking to get evidence that doesn't exist.

The cop couldn't find the marijuana so he then assumed the man was swallowing it. To prevent this the officer then began chocking the man, who was restrained in handcuffs and who didn't try to fight or resist in any way.

Oct 04 13:06

POOF! Trillions disappear into thin air ala S&L Scandals

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2007: “There is a very serious aspect to the current economic collapse that no one wants to discuss, neither the economic pundits, the media or the scared politicians. This concerns an aspect of the subprime scams and, basically and stripped of euphemistic words and propaganda phrases, is that very large amounts of money from various banks and financial institutions and the owners and controllers thereof were, and are being, sent outside this country to a secure area.

Oct 04 12:42

Little Big O Reilly [VIDEO]

Oct 04 11:22

Al Qaeda – The Database

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."

Oct 04 10:08

When Will America wake up from her slumber? Israel is destroying America financially

When future Historians look into the factors that ultimately brought down the American empire, one of the main factors they will feature prominently is the “Israeli factor.”

It is well known that Israel, through the numerous Zionist lobbies and pressure groups, more or less controls America’s politics, media and financial institutions.

I am not going to provide statistical data showing the extent to which nearly every aspect of American life is infiltrated and penetrated by Zionism. Such data are readily available for those seeking the truth about Zionist dominance in America.

Oct 04 08:59

McCain Campaign's Ad Spending Now Nearly 100 Percent Devoted To Attack Ads

The McCain campaign has now shifted virtually 100 percent of his national ad spending into negative ads attacking Obama, a detailed breakdown of his ad buys reveals.

Oct 04 08:53

The Year Of The Missing Sunspot

The number of days that have not had a sunspot this year now exceeds 200. To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go back to 1954, when the sun was blank 241 times.

So, Astronomers who count sunspots have announced that 2008 is now the "blankest year" of the Space Age.

In fact, if the current trend continues, 2008 could total 290 spotless days by the end of December, making it nearly a century since we have seen such a lack of activity fom our sun.

In addition, the quiet sun coincides with the dimmest sun scientists have ever recorded, and a low in solar wind pressure.

Oct 04 08:41

The “Dahiya doctrine”

“What happened in the Dahiya quarter of Beirut in 2006 will happen in every village from which Israel is fired on …

“We will apply disproportionate force on it [the village] and cause great damage and destruction there. From our standpoint, these are not civilian villages, they are military bases…

“This is not a recommendation. This is a plan. And it has been approved”.

That was IDF Northern Command chief Gabi Eisenkot, openly threatening to kill Lebanese civilians and destroy entire villages yesterday in Israel’s leading daily paper.

Oct 04 08:36

Two weeks after AIG bailout, execs party in style (!!!)

Financial crisis? What financial crisis?

Less than two weeks after Uncle Sam gave American International Group (AIG) an $85 billion loan - staving off financial collapse - execs from one of its insurance subsidiaries, AIG American General, gathered for a conference at the uber-swank St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, billed as “California’s only Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Resort,” where ocean-view rooms start at $565 a night and “world class luxury” is the rule.

Oct 04 08:35

GOP, Democrats battle in Pa. over voter dress code

Sue Nace thought election volunteers were joking when they told her she would have to remove her T-shirt to vote in the presidential primary last spring.

But it was no laughing matter to the poll workers-turned-fashion police, who said Nace's Obama shirt was inappropriate electioneering - and made her cover the writing before casting a ballot.

Now, a political fight over what voters can wear to the polls is headed to court in Pennsylvania - with the Republican Party favoring a dress code and Democrats opposed.

Oct 04 08:34

Financial crisis: worse still to come for Europe?

The leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy are meeting in Paris to try and forge a common approach to sort out the European economy. But actions from the leaders can’t come soon enough for many European citizens - they’ve been feeling the pinch for a while.

Oct 04 08:28

Woodward: Bush Said His Iran Strategy Was "They're A**holes"

There's been so much going on with the campaign lately, that I hadn't paid much attention to Bob Woodward's newest book, The War Within.

Tonight he was on Real Time with Bill Maher (video below) and he relayed a couple of interesting items.

First, he said that during White House discussions on Iran, a senior military leader asked Bush what his strategy was. Bush's answer? "They're assholes." Just gives you a sense as to how crude and clueless our current president is, and how desperately we need a change.

Oct 04 08:26

Lake GOP wins early vote restraining order

Lake County Republicans scored a short-term victory Friday in the fight against early voting centers in northern Lake County.

Judge Calvin Hawkins issued a temporary restraining order Friday morning against allowing any county resident to vote in person before the Nov. 4 general election at satellite county courthouses in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago.

Oct 04 08:20

Politics scuttles plan to put US diplomats in Iran

The Bush administration has shelved plans to set up a diplomatic outpost in Iran, in part over fears it could affect the U.S. presidential race or be interpreted as political meddling, The Associated Press has learned.

Oct 04 08:19

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Oct 04 08:15

McCain Adviser Admits That Campaign Doesn't Want To Talk About Economic Crisis

Buried at the end of this Washington Post piece on the aggressive attacks McCain intends to wage in the campaign's final days is this unfortunate quote from a senior McCain adviser:

"We are looking for a very aggressive last 30 days," said Greg Strimple, one of McCain's top advisers. "We are looking forward to turning a page on this financial crisis and getting back to discussing Mr. Obama's aggressively liberal record and how he will be too risky for Americans."

Oct 04 08:12

Palin failed to pay taxes on her per diem payments

In an overview of Sarah Palin's tax returns for 2006 and 2007, which she has finally released, the Associated Press reports that Palin neglected to pay the taxes due on $17,000 she received in per diem payments as Governor of Alaska. A McCain campaign official claims, falsely, that Palin owed no taxes on those payments.

Sarah Palin makes $125,000 a year as Alaska governor. Plus, since she took the job in December 2006, she hasn't paid taxes on the more than $17,000 she received in controversial per diem payments for working out of the family's lakeside home in Wasilla...

Oct 04 08:07

And Down Goes McCain

Indeed, add up all the averaged probabilities and safe states and trends and positive toss-ups and Obama currently stands at a whopping 353 electoral votes to McCain's 185. That is a whole lot of electoral territory for McCain to recoup, and his every retraction, such as in Michigan, only means more Obama resources poured into shoring up other probabilities and toss-ups.

Oct 04 07:21

The new masters of the universe?

"Can you save us? We're here to be rescued!"

That, in a nutshell, was the collective cry of a swarm of American (and European) bankers, auditors, consultants and industrialists that thronged the cavernous halls of the colossal convention centre in Tianjin at the weekend.

Oct 04 07:08

lThere’s No Difference Between Martial Law and the Threat of Martial Law

George Washington’s Blog
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008

If a bully threatens to beat up a skinny kid if he doesn’t give him his lunch money, and the bully doesn’t have to follow through because the kid does fork it over, does that mean that the aggressive kid isn’t a bully?

Of course not. He’s a bully because he threatened to beat up the skinny kid and used coercion to get his way.

Well, Congressman Sherman said that congress was threatened with martial law this week. Specifically, he says that Congress was told martial law would be imposed if they didn’t pass the Paulson bailout proposal.

Oct 04 06:50

Israelis Wary of a US Radar Base in the Negev

When a contingent of U.S. soldiers opens a radar facility on a mountaintop in the Negev desert next month, Israel will for the first time in its 60-year history have a permanent foreign military base on its soil. And despite the early warning that the American radar would provide if Iran launches a missile attack on Israel, some senior Israeli officials are nonetheless wary about its presence. Complained one top official, "It's a like a pair of golden handcuffs on Israel."

Oct 04 03:43

Is Cheney betting on Economic Collapse?

NOTE: This was written over two years ago...

Is Cheney betting on Economic Collapse?

By Mike Whitney

07/04/06 "Information Clearing House" -- -- Wouldn’t you like to know where Dick Cheney puts his money? Then you’d know whether his “deficits don’t matter” claim is just baloney or not.

Well, as it turns out, Kiplinger Magazine ran an article based on Cheney’s financial disclosure statement and, sure enough, found out that the VP is lying to the American people for the umpteenth time. Deficits do matter and Cheney has invested his money accordingly.

Oct 03 19:01

List of Representatives who Switched from "Nay" to "Yea"

The following representatives voted "Nay" during Monday's bailout vote and switched their votes to "Yea" for the vote on Friday.

Oct 03 18:56

It Ain't Gonna Work

They do not understand that they can’t “fix” this economic crisis. They also do not understand that it is their trying to “fix” things in the past that has created the current situation. All markets as well as the economy must both inhale and exhale. They are trying to prevent the exhaling and it ain’t gonna work.

Oct 03 18:52

The Dollar is Doomed

Despite Bernanke’s assurances to the contrary, these bailouts mean tremendous inflation of the money supply. The U.S. can no longer avoid hyperinflation - it is here. The effects can hardly be overstated when the reserve currency of the world is debased so rapidly. Empires disintegrate and social upheaval occurs. Dollar depreciation is not apparent to the masses yet, but once the realization occurs, the social effect will be explosive. I believe this is why a U.S. Army brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division has been given orders to patrol America “to help with civil unrest and crowd control.

Oct 03 10:50

California, Short of Cash, Asks for Treasury Loan

With the credit crisis cutting off access to short-term financing, California has asked the United States government to lend it $7 billion, warning that the state could run out of money in a few weeks without it.