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Oct 25 04:53

Georgia's Alpha Bank & Trust Seized as U.S. Closings Rise to 16

Alpha Bank & Trust in Alpharetta, Georgia, with $346 million in deposits, was seized by regulators and closed as the collapse of the housing market and loan defaults claimed a 16th U.S. bank this year.

Oct 25 04:49

Federal Aid Seen as Vital to a Merger in Detroit

DETROIT — A possible merger of General Motors and Chrysler increasingly appears to hinge on federal aid, according to people with knowledge of the merger talks.

Oct 25 04:43

Citadel's Griffin says firm will change amid turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Citadel Investment Group founder Ken Griffin said on Friday that his $15 billion firm has to change some of its businesses in the face of unprecedented deleveraging and fear in financial markets.

Oct 25 04:36

Diving off the USS America

In these days of rapid changes in the Political paradigm, it's becoming obvious that the U.S. has overestimated the confidence it expects from the rest of the world. The fragmentation had already begun but is now accelerating as each country realizes the damage that faith in Uncle Sam's integrity, both financial and moral, can unleash

Oct 25 04:35

Diving off the USS America

In these days of rapid changes in the Political paradigm, it's becoming obvious that the U.S. has overestimated the confidence it expects from the rest of the world. The fragmentation had already begun but is now accelerating as each country realizes the damage that faith in Uncle Sam's integrity, both financial and moral, can unleash

Oct 24 21:51

Couple gets $9.5 million parking ticket

A suburban Chicago couple received a $9.5 million parking ticket for leaving their car in downtown Glencoe, Ill., for more than two hours.

Barbara and Lee Mitchell say the ticket explained they were entitled to a hearing on the matter or could plead guilty and simply pay the fine, The Glencoe News reports.

If they chose to forgo a hearing, the instructions advised them "do not send cash."

Deputy Chief Mike Volling of the Glencoe Police Department said he's at a loss to explain the ticket.

"Obviously somebody messed up when it was entered into the computer." He said.

Oct 24 21:50

Couple gets $9.5 million parking ticket

A suburban Chicago couple received a $9.5 million parking ticket for leaving their car in downtown Glencoe, Ill., for more than two hours.

Barbara and Lee Mitchell say the ticket explained they were entitled to a hearing on the matter or could plead guilty and simply pay the fine, The Glencoe News reports.

If they chose to forgo a hearing, the instructions advised them "do not send cash."

Deputy Chief Mike Volling of the Glencoe Police Department said he's at a loss to explain the ticket.

"Obviously somebody messed up when it was entered into the computer." He said.

Oct 24 19:49

ES&S Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too! Obama/DNC Attorneys Still AWOL!

This is just getting worse and worse. Now it's happening in Texas. (And in MO, if you read to the end of the article). And the vaunted "thousands of attorneys" from the Obama campaign and the DNC are still nowhere to be found.

Oct 24 19:45

'B'-grade hoax reveals the GOP's inner race-baiter

Fox exec John Moody has it precisely right: the "Obama fan attacked McCain worker" hoax in fact does "forever link" the McCain campaign to race-baiting.

However, it's not just McCain. The entire Republican Party this year has been revealed as the Party of Racial Fear. Nor is it anything new: Republicans for years have tried to make hay off of racially incendiary cases that turn out to tell us more about the motives and worldviews of the torch-bearing mob than anything they might be chanting.

Pam Spaulding nails it:

Oct 24 19:34

Swedish ice hockey game delayed by sex toys

A Swedish ice hockey game has been delayed several times after the ice became littered with sex toys.

Fans of the AIK hockey team in Stockholm brought items to the arena on Tuesday for a game against the visiting Leksand.

The start of match was delayed to allow staff to clear the ice of inappropriate items.

Fans held up profane banners and a giant inflatable penis in an attempt to unsettle Leksand defender Jan Huokko.

Earlier this year explicit video of Huokko (34) and his girlfriend having sex made it to the Internet after his mobile phone was stolen.

Oct 24 19:34

Ron Paul on CNN American Morning 10/24/2008

Ron Paul discounts anything Greenspan has to say.

Ron Paul on ballot in Montana could be a spoiler for McCain.

Oct 24 19:31

Abu Nidal, notorious Palestinian mercenary, 'was a US spy'

Iraqi secret police believed that the notorious Palestinian assassin Abu Nidal was working for the Americans as well as Egypt and Kuwait when they interrogated him in Baghdad only months before the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq.

Hitherto secret documents which are now in the hands of The Independent – written by Saddam Hussein's brutal security services for Saddam's eyes only – state that he had been "colluding" with the Americans and, with the help of the Egyptians and Kuwaitis, was trying to find evidence linking Saddam and al-Qa'ida.

Oct 24 19:25

Tinfoil hats are go.

To recap: my greatest fear right now is that we are being had by a PNAC type group that is going to perpetrate something so big it will be like 9/11 to 9/11. Total and utter destabilization of the country. Reformatting. Restructuring. From the viewpoint of the Illuminati, imperialism is inevitable and in order to solve our climate issues the globe must be allowed to unify. The United States can't do that in its current form - slow change would be too slow to solve the issue. The most logical choice is to knock it down and then rebuild it.

Oct 24 19:16

"His GPS told him to drive straight ahead and he did"

A Polish driver who was too sure of his GPS road navigation device ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead, Polish police said overnight.

"The man took a road that was closed a year ago when the area was flooded to make an artificial lake serving as a water reservoir - he ignored three road signs warning of a dead-end," police spokesman in Glubczyce, Piotr Smolen, said.

Oct 24 19:13

Republican chiefs turn on each other as campaign falls apart

Top Republican lieutenants who have been toiling with John McCain to put him in the White House are starting to turn on each other as they calculate that every last wheel has come off their campaign wagon and there is no putting them back on again.

Even as some of his backers argue that Barack Obama's lead in the polls is still not insurmountable, others in Mr McCain's circle are reportedly succumbing to the instincts of professional survival and political buck-passing. The fault for impending defeat must be assigned elsewhere.

Oct 24 18:13

Joe the Brother [Video]

Crash and burn, a bad day in the McCain camp.

McCain's brother apologizes for calling 911
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/politics/bal-brother1024,0,593...

Oct 24 18:04

Worst misplaced banner ad ever

Oct 24 18:04

Worst misplaced banner ad ever

Oct 24 18:03

Big Setbacks for GOP Voter Suppression Efforts in Swing States

Republican Party efforts to stop thousands of voters from casting meaningful ballots in 2008 because their registration information does not match government databases with high error rates was set back by legal rulings in Wisconsin, Ohio and Nevada on Thursday.

In Wisconsin, a judge threw out a lawsuit by the state Attorney General, who also is the McCain campaign co-chair. In Ohio and Nevada, each state's top election official issued an order or opinion rejecting such 'no-match' voter challenges.

Oct 24 17:58

Enceladus up close

Saturn's tiny, icy moon Enceladus has recently been visited by NASA's Cassini orbiter on several very close approaches - once coming within a mere 25 kilometers (15 miles) of the surface. Scientists are learning a great deal about this curious little moon. Only about 500 kilometers wide (310 miles), it is very active, emitting internal heat, churning its surface, and - through cryovolcanism - ejecting masses of microscopic ice particles into Saturnian orbit. Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for over 4 years now, and has provided some amazing views of tiny Enceladus, some collected here.

Oct 24 17:53

Not that anyone gives a clump of turd (SHIT) but THIS COULD HAPPEN 2 U!!!!!!!

Not that anyone in low-brain UMARIKA could care but your greenback (US dollar if you lack cranial power) could be there very soon.

CHECK THIS OUT

Oct 24 17:49

Is John McCain Stupid, or Does He Think We Are?

Is John McCain stupid, or does he believe we are? That's the question as he criticizes Barack Obama for allegedly trying to "redistribute the wealth" with a plan to lower taxes on the middle class and raise them on the super-rich.

Of course, the Democrat's proposal would merely slow down (not fully halt) the less-talked-about redistribution whereby Washington sends middle-class money up the income ladder. Either McCain doesn't know about this kleptocracy and is the dumbest presidential candidate in history, or he thinks America is too ignorant to recognize theft. Which is it?

Oct 24 17:46

The Black Hole Grows: AIG Says it May Need Even More Money

In case you weren't keeping tabs (the number and variety of handout-recipients grows with every passing day), AIG was first given a loan (really, akin to a maximum borrowing authorization) of $85 billion with much fanfare and high drama, which was later quietly increased by another $37.8 billion. In the last ten days, AIG has said it intended to borrow perhaps as much as $10 billion through a separate, new commercial paper program.

Bloomberg indicates that AIG is now saying that it might need even more dough, although its latest plea does not have a figure attached to it.

Oct 24 17:42

Ashley Todd Story Pushed By McCain Campaign Aide, Say Reporters

John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established -- and even told reporters outright that the "B" carved into the victim's cheek stood for "Barack," according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

Oct 24 17:33

State of the Early Vote

According to information from Secretaries of State from all over the country, Democrats are voting early at significantly higher rates than Republicans compared to 2004 and new and sporadic voting Democrats are voting early at higher rates than new or sporadic voting Republicans.

Below is the data on early voting I provided on the conference call earlier this afternoon.

Oct 24 17:27

Think Firefox 3 is fast? Try Firefox Minefield

A colleague today showed me a cool, new browser that he's been using to browse the web at blisteringly fast speeds. The browser? Minefield. The author of the code?

Mozilla.

Yes, that same Mozilla that makes the Firefox browser. Minefield is, in fact, a way to glimpse into the future of Firefox, as it's a pre-release/alpha version of the Firefox browser.

After spending some time with Minefield, one thing is clear: the future of Firefox is fast. Lightning fast.

Oct 24 16:28

The Devil's Cunning

George Bush has a heart attack and dies. Obviously he goes to hell, where the Devil is waiting for him. 'I'm not sure what to do,' says the Devil. 'You're on my list, but I have no room for you. As you definitely have to stay here, I'm going to have to let someone else go. I've got three folks here who weren't quite as bad as you. I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place.

I'll even let you decide who leaves.' George thought that sounded pretty good, so he agreed.

Oct 24 14:22

Not the death of capitalism, but the birth of a new order

As the dust of the credit crash clears and the real world recession kicks in, the ideologues of capitalism are scaring themselves with spectres. "He's back," the Times warned its readers on Tuesday over a portrait of Karl Marx.

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