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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.

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:

http://rockcreekfreepress.tumblr.com/post/35321150/navy-releases-mccai...

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.

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