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Sep 19 13:25


Desperate Measures for Desperate Times

Sep 19 13:01

The End Of The United States

The FSA called a halt to short selling of financial stocks in the UK. As a result, many (t)raders have had to get themselves out of short positions. That musta hurt!

The second, much bigger, reason is that the US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, in collusion with the US Congress, is about to commit an act of blatant treason.

Instead of doing the right thing, which would have been to place the system in administration (bankruptcy reorganization), he has decided to make the United States itself bankrupt.

The bankers are laughing up their sleeves.

Sep 19 07:06

[Video] What is left on the cutting room floor

Mike Wallace Interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on 60 Minutes. At the request of the Iranian President Ahmadinejad, the FULL UNEDITED version was shown on C-SPAN. "The cable public affairs net will air the 60 Minutes edited version, followed by the full 90-minute interview, to give viewers a window on what is left on the cutting room floor." - John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/11/2006

Sep 19 05:40

Hornby set for shares windfall worth £2m in HBoS takeover

HALIFAX Bank of Scotland boss Andy Hornby is set for a share windfall worth £2 million following the takeover by Lloyds TSB.
News of Mr Hornby's share windfall comes at a time when staff at both HBoS and Lloyds TSB prepare for a raft of job losses as part of the new group's £1 billion a year cost savings.

The Edinburgh-based bank's chief executive is set to get 830,000 new shares in the new company if the deal announced yesterday goes through.

Sep 19 02:20

Foreclosures prompt plunge in Calif. home prices

Home sales in California surged in August as a flood of foreclosures tugged down prices.

Figures released Thursday by MDA DataQuick showed 37,988 new and preowned homes were sold statewide last month, up 13.6 percent from August 2007 but down 3.8 percent from July.

The firm said 46.9 percent of all homes sold last month were foreclosed properties.

That helped send the statewide median home price plunging 35.3 percent to $301,000 during the year ended in August.

Sep 19 00:36

America and China Joined at the Hip


18/9/08 "Counterpunch" -- - With the government now having spent over $800 billion in less than a year shoring up tottering financial companies that had become little more than casinos (and rigged ones at that), America is looking increasingly like China, a country where the state has been gradually getting out of the business of directly owning companies.

Sep 18 21:55

In hard times, tent cities rise across the country

Since foreclosure mess, homeless advocates report rise in encampments

Thurs., Sept. 18, 2008
RENO, Nev. - A few tents cropped up hard by the railroad tracks, pitched by men left with nowhere to go once the emergency winter shelter closed for the summer.

Then others appeared — people who had lost their jobs to the ailing economy, or newcomers who had moved to Reno for work and discovered no one was hiring.

Sep 18 21:10

[Video] Sarah Palin: Maverick to Nowhere

Sep 18 17:19

A Guilty Agent: The Shadowy Role of Timothy McVeigh

Was Timothy McVeigh being secretly trained, as he told his sister, to be a paid government assassin?

Sep 18 16:28

Water Flowed on Mars Longer than Thought

Parts of ancient Mars may have been wet for a billion years longer than scientists previously thought, a new study of images of the red planet's surface suggests.

Along with Earth and the other inner planets of our solar system, Mars formed about 4.5 billion years ago. Scientists have long known that flowing water formed many of the features seen on Mars today, but previous studies suggested that water runoff from precipitation had ceased after the first billion years of Mars' history, called the Noachian Epoch.

Sep 18 16:23

Palin's transparency proposal already exists in D.C.

Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the government checkbook online” in Alaska. On Thursday, Palin suggested she would take that same proposal to Washington.

“We’re going to do a few new things also,” she said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. “For instance, as Alaska’s governor, I put the government’s checkbook online so that people can see where their money’s going. We’ll bring that kind of transparency, that responsibility, and accountability back. We’re going to bring that back to D.C.”

Sep 18 16:13

DuPage election panel doesn't answer concerns on machines

A month ago, when I asked the DuPage County Election Commission to tell us how it is dealing with the known dangers of electronic voting, the number of letters I received from Naperville Sun readers was overwhelming.

A lot of them suggested that, if the commission failed to respond, I should ask them again. The local commissioners have not responded, so I am asking again.

Sep 18 16:10

Sarah, stop the slander

I honestly am just so frustrated with what Gov. Palin has been doing and saying, I cannot write what I was going to write. What she is attempting to do with Walt Monegan - shift the blame and public disgust to him, rather than be "open" and "welcome the investigation" as she has repeatedly promised in the past - is just beyond digust to me.

Sep 18 14:12

Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime: How White House promoted Sub Prime.

By Eliot Spitzer
Thursday, February 14, 2008; Page A25

Sep 18 12:42

Why the Poker Game is Ending

George Washington’s Blog
Thursday, Sept 18, 2008

In his book “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country”, leading journalist William Greider said that the economy is like a poker game. He said that it is human nature to want to get all of the chips, but noted that - if one person does get all of the chips - the game ends.

In other words, the game of capitalism only continues as long as everyone has some money to play with. If the government and corporations take everyone’s money, the game ends.

Sep 18 11:19

Tyler Dureden Tell It Like It Is

Sep 18 10:58

Hard times hitting American students and schools in double blow

The IKEA, IPOD disconnected generation is now gone. What will replace the priorities of these young people will be something more radical, more pissed off, more motivated than those that came before.

Sep 18 10:40

Financial storm may blow McCain off course

Sep 18 10:21

Barry Jennings, key withness to wtc 7 explosions, dead at 53

"'I’m just confused about one thing, and one thing only– why World Trade Center 7 went down in the first place. I’m very confused about that. I know what I heard– I heard explosions. The explanation I got was it was the fuel-oil tank. I’m an old boiler guy– if it was a fuel-oil tank, it would have been one side of the building...'

That interview was not released until June 2008 at the request of Mr. Jennings, who had received numerous threats to his job and asked that it be left out of Loose Change: Final Cut because of those threats.

Sep 18 09:59

US soldier gets 7-month sentence in Iraq killings

A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder and was sentenced to seven months in prison Thursday in the deaths of four Iraqis, saying he stood guard from a machine-gun turret while the bound men were shot.

Sep 18 09:37

Motorists fume at 'profiteers' as price of petrol goes UP despite huge falls in oil price

Petrol prices are increasing despite huge falls in the cost of oil in recent months.

In the past few days prices at some petrol stations have increased by 2p a litre - or nearly 10p a gallon - adding £1 to the average fill-up.

It comes at a time when wholesale oil prices have dropped by nearly 40 per cent since July and the wholesale cost of the petrol and diesel is down 30 per cent.

Motoring groups accused the oil giants of profiteering at drivers' expense.

The AA called the price rises 'unbelievable, unjustifiable and totally outrageous'.

Sep 18 08:26

Ron Paul on the Global Financial Crisis

"Secret government, private individuals buying up the nations assets.” Says, Ron Paul.

Sep 17 23:18

Palin For President!

Sep 17 22:59

Rosie O'Donnell Interviews William Rodriguez

To bad she got fired from "The View".

Sep 17 22:56

Senator Leahy Calls Into Question FBI Anthrax Story

Leahy should be pissed. It was the anthrax attack on his office that helped create the firestorm of fear that overcame his reluctance to vote to support the PATRIOT Act.

Sep 17 22:42

Intelligence: Terror operation in U.S., Europe possibly imminent

Wow. Just in time to give John McCain's sagging poll numbers a boost!

Sep 17 22:03

9/11 and the "American Inquisition"

The objective is to sustain the illusion that "America is under attack" by Al Qaeda. Under the American inquisition, Washington has a self-proclaimed holy mandate to extirpate Islamic fundamentalism and "spread democracy" throughout the world.

"Going after Bin Laden" is part of a consensus. Fear and insecurity prevail over common sense. Despite the evidence, the White House, the State Department, the two Party system, cannot, in the minds of Americans, be held responsible for a criminal act (9/11/) resulting in the deaths of American civilians.

Sep 17 21:50

Obama's Poor Choices Show He's Not Presidential Material

Barack Obama’s selection of Joseph Biden as his running mate constitutes a stunning betrayal of the anti-war constituency who made possible his hard-fought victory in the Democratic primaries and caucuses.

Sep 17 21:33

The Financial Elite Can't Bailout Everyone

Remember, all of this has happened by design. It is ridiculous that Alan Greenspan whose policies as Federal Reserve chairman earlier this decade caused the reckless lending which lead to the housing crisis is able to go on national television and critique the problems that are happening now as a result of the policies he approved. The Great Depression served as a mechanism for the elite to consolidate wealth, and now they are seeking to do it on a larger scale with everything that’s happening now.