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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.

Oct 06 11:14

U.S. election a big turn-off for many Americans

With U.S.election day – November 4 – rapidly approaching and election fever sweeping the country, there are still some Americans who seem to be less than enthusiastic.

In New York, center of U.S. fashion and American pop culture, the presidential election has top priority. New York’s fashion statement of the month is to vote. However, some Americans remain deeply skeptical.

Bookshop manager Jeffrey Lewis is among those who won’t cast a ballot next month. "You have a system that's demonstrated again, and again, and again that it's not answerable to the people," he explained.

Oct 06 11:08

Down the Road to Serfdom

Threatening an imminent economic collapse, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke have bamboozled Congress into enacting the most brazen confiscatory scheme ever concocted by government. The scheme would have American taxpayers fork over $700 billion of their cash to help recapitalize some of the country's biggest banks – the same banks that recently larded their bigwigs with $62 billion in bonuses.

Oct 06 10:54

Now Wall Street may shun $700bn bail-out

But Wall Street analysts, believe the addition of so many terms to the bill might deter potential participants.

One of the least attractive elements is a section designed to curb executive pay at banks that participate in the bail-out package. These include limiting stock-related pay and banning 'golden parachutes' for executives.

'I think this hodge-podge of regulations and rules will be enough to put many [chief executives] off participating,' Caldwell said.

Oct 06 10:38

Wall Street tumbles amid global sell-off..Dow falls below 10,000

Monday October 6, 12:27 pm ET
By Joe Bel Bruno, AP Business Writer
Stocks decline amid global worries credit crisis is spreading; Dow falls below 10,000

NEW YORK (AP) -- Financial markets took a bleak view of the future Monday, seeing contagion in a credit crisis that threatens to cascade through economies globally despite government efforts to provide relief. The Dow Jones industrials skidded more than 400 points and fell below 10,000 for the first time in four years, while the credit markets remained under strain.

Oct 06 10:34

Video: Man Struck By Lightning

I don't like lightning so much when it is really close.

Oct 06 10:33

Mishaps mark John McCain's record as naval aviator

Well, it looks like the MSM is finally getting around to reporting on what McCain did while in the Navy:

But, so far the MSM has not investigated this issue.

If his records does reflect what is being reported by Wayne Madsen, then McCain was guilty of gross dereliction of duty and should have been court-martialed.

Oct 06 10:23

Make-Believe Maverick

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty...

Oct 06 10:20

Prices for 16 basic food items shoot up in third quarter

Supermarket prices for 16 basic food items surged to a record in the third quarter because of higher commodity costs and increased processing and transportation expenses, the American Farm Bureau Federation said Thursday.

The average cost of typical weekly consumer purchases rose 11% to $48.68 in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $44.03 a year earlier, the federation said. Costs rose 4.3% from the second quarter.

"Sustained high costs for processing, hauling and refrigerating food products are reverberating at the retail level," said Jim Sartwelle, an economist for the federation.

The share of the food dollar that went to farmers and ranchers fell to 19% in the quarter, the lowest in the quarterly survey's 20-year history and down from about 32% in 1980, the federation said.

Retail prices for flour, potatoes, cheddar cheese and apples showed the largest increases in the quarter. A 5-pound bag of flour cost $2.62, up 37% from a year earlier, while 5 pounds of potatoes rose 32% to $3.38. Prices for cheddar cheese and apples surged 21%.

Oct 06 09:38

How to create the ultimate encrypted flash drive

To create your own ultimate encrypted flash drive, here is what you’ll need to do. Keep in mind, this procedure has been done with the latest 6.0a version of TrueCrypt.

Oct 06 09:32

Voter Suppression Battle In Northwest Indiana

Democrats want to open satellite voting centers, while Republicans favor voting only at county seats.

Oct 06 09:27

Health Care Destruction

Sarah Palin ended her debate performance last Thursday with a slightly garbled quote from Ronald Reagan about how, if we aren’t vigilant, we’ll end up “telling our children and our children’s children” about the days when America was free. It was a revealing choice.

You see, when Reagan said this he wasn’t warning about Soviet aggression. He was warning against legislation that would guarantee health care for older Americans — the program now known as Medicare.

Oct 06 09:06

Voter purge backfires - Democrats add more than 800,000 voters and Republicans lose 300,000 in eight tightly fought states

A record-breaking season for voter registration drives ends Monday in nearly half the nation's states, closing the books on a process that has helped Democrats and hurt Republicans in many states crucial to the fortunes of Barack Obama and John McCain.

Democrats have added more than 800,000 voters and Republicans have lost 300,000 in eight of the most tightly fought states in the presidential race: Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico and New Hampshire.

Oct 06 06:57

Windows XP: the invincible OS

Good news for consumers and business customers alike who would not touch Vista with a slow-running barge pole, bad news for Microsoft which is already touting the wonders of Windows 7. XP simply refuses to die, and Microsoft appears unable or unwilling to turn off the life support…

Oct 06 06:35

Another meltdown Monday as London shares crash again

Shares in London and the rest of Europe crashed today in what dealers were calling another "meltdown Monday".

The FTSE 100 plunged when trading began and had fallen by 6% by mid-morning. By midday it was 271 points lower at 4708.5, off 5.5%, putting the index on track for one of its worst day's trading ever. There were equally sharp falls in other European markets and in Asia overnight as Europe's banking sector was rocked over the weekend by a series of crisis talks and amid fears over the stability of Iceland's economy.

Oct 06 06:31

UK Treasury planning to take shares in banks

THE British Government is drawing up radical plans for the Treasury to take shareholdings in Britain's biggest banks, The Daily Telegraph says.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling could give the banks billions of pounds in return for shares in an emergency bail-out scheme if the financial crisis worsens.

The Treasury has drawn up details of the scheme, which would put taxpayers' money at risk.

Oct 06 06:13

T-Mobile Loses Data Of 17 million Customers But No Bank Details

In a startling revelation T-Mobile has admitted that it lost records of nearly 17 million German customers which contained their personal details including email addresses and phone numbers.

In a statement T Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom mentioned that a storage device that contained these files has landed in the hands of unknown parties.

Reports indicate that the records of German customers which were lost in 2006 possibly included secret addresses of politicians and some celebrities; however the fact that no bank details were present comes as a saving grace.

Oct 06 05:54

George W. Bush: Torturing Democracy in So Many Ways

If you need a reminder of the reasons to celebrate the approaching end of George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States, search no further than Torturing Democracy.

This powerful, damning documentary will air on selected PBS television stations this month, among them WNET-Channel 13 in New York City. The entire film also will be available online for viewing at starting Oct. 10.

Oct 05 23:15

Wörgl's Stamp Scrip – The Threat of a Good Example?

Creative solutions are necessary for difficult times:

"On July 5th 1932, in the middle of the Great Depression, the Austrian town of Wörgl made economic history by introducing a remarkable complimentary currency. Wörgl was in trouble, and was prepared to try anything. Of its population of 4,500, a total of 1,500 people were without a job, and 200 families were penniless."

Oct 05 22:09

Vote Them Out in November

Either you want to be abused and taken for granted or you have finally had enough. It is not sufficient to light up switchboards and clog emails. You must start firing your incompetent and unresponsive government servants. It is time to shake up the Congress and get rid of almost every Representative and the Third of the Senate that we can retire at this time.

Oct 05 20:56

The Secret Rulers of the World - Present/Past [Documentary]

The source of most if not all our woes, revealed (from the present to the past): Connecting the dots through ~3000 years of revisionist human history, spanning from the time of the pharaohs, all the way up to the present dynasties creating the New World Order, in a quest to perfect the enslavement of mankind. From pirates to banksters, to the ruling elite, who run the world's finances, the media and cover both side of nearly every conflict or war: the world may make more sense after watching this.

Oct 05 20:36

[Video] Why Wont The Bail Out Work?

Note that on 9/10/2001 the Pentagon announced that $2.3 trillion dollars had gone "missing" from their coffers. The next day one of the offices hit by Flight 77 after its spectacular flight maneuver was the budget analyst office.