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"Population does not cause poverty, private-central banks do. Reduce the human population to 10 million but keep private central banks and still the vast majority of those 10 million will live in poverty. What is being culled from the human herd is not the excess population, but merely that segment of the population from whom the bankers can no longer reap huge profits!" -- Michael Rivero

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November 23, 2008

Nov 23 19:09

Kernel vulnerability found in Vista

A flaw in Vista's networking has been found that can crash the system, but no fix is expected until the next service pack

A flaw has been found in Windows Vista that could allow rootkits to be hidden or denial-of-service attacks to be executed on computers using the operating system.

The vulnerability was found by Thomas Unterleitner of Austrian security company Phion and was announced Friday. Unterleitner told ZDNet UK on Friday that Phion told Microsoft about the flaw in October but that he understood a fix would only be issued in the next Vista service pack.

Nov 23 19:06

Green Obama’s official limo is a gas guzzler

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however.

The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.

Nov 23 18:57

UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour

Severe weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for much of the south east of England, the east of England, the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with the freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall prompting fears of traffic chaos.

The heaviest snowfall was in Aberdeen, where 14 centimetres (5.5ins) of snow fell between Saturday and Sunday.

Norfolk and Lincolnshire were the most affected places in England, with up to five centimetres (2.4 ins) falling in just one hour.

Nov 23 17:20

The ‘Good War’ Isn’t Worth Fighting

NY Times Op-Ed Contributor | Transitions | RORY STEWART
Published: November 22, 2008

"We invaded [Afghanistan] intending to attack Al Qaeda and provide development assistance."

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Rory Stewart is full of it as he makes the case Afghanstan is a lost cause.

Afghanistan is a lost cause because there is no possible way to put a pipeline through Afghanistan's rugged interior terrain and then protect it from attack.

Eat your heart out NY Times. You read it here first on What Really Happened.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Nov 23 16:37

Paying The Toll

Staff Writer - Worcester Business Journal

It’s time for the state — including its residents and politicians — to get practical about the current financial crisis. The Big Dig was an ill-thought-out graft fest and we’re all going to pay the price one way or another.

But the issue has become murky as the Turnpike Authority gave preliminary approval for hikes in and around Boston, including doubling the tolls to $7 on the two tunnels into Boston. Not surprisingly, outrage to the hike has spread like wildfire.

Gas It Up

Nov 23 16:14

Government loses 53 computers in a year

The government has lost 53 laptop or desktop computers in the year since HMRC mislaid two discs containing the details of 25 million people.

Government departments also lost 30 mobile phones, 36 Blackberries, four disc drives and four memory sticks.

"But ID card are perfectly safe - really!"

Nov 23 15:30

John F. Kennedy vs The Federal Reserve

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business.

Nov 23 15:28

End The Fed Rally Draws Thousands Around the Country, Few Seem to Notice

You would think that a 39 city protest involving thousands of people might warrant a national wire story, maybe a mention on cable news, but no. Reporters don't understand the issue and therefore they ignore it. Of course this can be said for most of the important issues that affect people's lives. Hence we get wall-to-wall coverage of the Obama daughter's educational preferences. Fiddling while Rome burns seems almost understated.



Nov 23 15:26

Angry Americans protest against U.S. monetary policy

Today is National End The Fed day, and a number of U.S. citizens concerned with the country’s fiscal policy have gathered in 39 cities nationwide at each Federal Reserve building saying that they are sick and tired of being robbed.

Nov 23 11:07

White extremists lash out over election of first black president. The KKK's turnaround is acutely evident - 200+ hate related incidents reported since Nov. 4 election

The potential for damage from exploiting apparent racials divisions created by such a divisive media campaign could be devastating to the country: pitting newly disenfranchised angry whites against historically disenfranchise angry minorities.

Nov 23 09:02

With Friends like Howard Zinn who needs enemies?

Talk about defeat before putting up a fight - for truth that is - 911 truth. Here's a new reason not to pursue 911 truth - because it doesn't matter so you shouldn't care.

Nov 23 07:53

Valley Girls: Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki

By Maggie Shiels
Technology Reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley

"I really like people and I really like sick people," said Ms Wojcicki.

"It's a really acute moment in someone's life and you want to help them. I have always been interested in health care and doing something that is dramatic."

Ms Avey is similarly motivated and was inspired to do good by her parents.

"I grew up in South Dakota where my dad was a Lutheran minister and my mom was a nurse," she said.



Nov 23 07:53

How To Deal With Pirates (American, not Somalian)

The Wall Street Journal offered an article yesterday on How to Fight pirates. It reported how, in the late 18th century and early 19th Century, Moroccan pirates-- Barbary pirates-- were attacking American ships and kidnapping their crews, holding the crews and the goods on board for ransom. In 1785, the Pasha of Morocco demanded a million bucks, ten percent of the fledgling USA's national budget, for protection. Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson had no alternative. For at least a decade, for lack of a navy and support from other nations to fight back, the US paid those ransoms.

Nov 23 07:35

UBS loses favour with angry Swiss

Staff Writer BBC

Using Switzerland's system of direct democracy, he has collected the required 100,000 signatures to hold a nationwide referendum to end, as he puts it, "the corporate rip off."

His proposal would forbid golden handshakes, bonuses would be performance related, and excessive salaries banned.

Perhaps luckily for Swiss business leaders, it will be a year or so before this goes to the vote - because given the current national mood, if the polling stations opened tomorrow, Mr Minder's idea would be a shoo in.

Nov 23 05:09

Why Bush Can’t Allow Habeas Corpus – And Why we Need to Leave Afghanistan

The whole rationale for our war in Afghanistan probably would be exposed to the world as the farce that it is if the Bush administration allowed its “War on Terror” prisoners to use the writ of habeas corpus to challenge their detentions. That appears to be a major reason, if not the major reason, why the Bush administration has for several years fought tooth and nail to deny its prisoners the habeas corpus rights that are guaranteed under our Constitution.

November 22, 2008

Nov 22 21:00

The Original 9/11, Except it was on 9/16

Aftermath of the explosion that killed dozens of people in New York's financial district on September 16, 1920, when a horse wagon loaded with dynamite and iron sash weights blew up in front of the J.P. Morgan bank at 23 Wall Street.



Nov 22 18:05

Bush regime has nationalized nearly 100 banks so far

We've now identified 95 banks that have been picked to sell preferred stock to the Treasury Department as part of its plan to inject new capital directly into financial institutions to strengthen their balance sheets and stimulate lending.

Nov 22 18:00

Events Turning Violent In Iceland

"I've just had enough of this whole thing," said Gudrun Jonsdottir, a 36-year-old office worker.

"I don't trust the government, I don't trust the banks, I don't trust the political parties, and I don't trust the IMF. We had a good country here and they've ruined it."

Nov 22 16:20

How Many Clinton Retreads Does It Take to Screw Up an Obama Administration?

Now, there is a virtual one-stop shop for anyone interested in Obama’s prescription for change. Written by Jeremy Scahill, this piece titled, “This Is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House” details all the people posed to shape Obama’s foreign policy.

Nov 22 16:02

Buy One Dodge Ram get one Free

The title says it all...



Nov 22 16:01

Family racked by CIA coverup

Former Poquoson resident Gloria Luttig learned this week that her daughter's and granddaughter's deaths were shrouded by a CIA cover-up.

Nov 22 11:21

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

On the night of November 22, 1910, a group of newspaper reporters stood disconsolately in the railway station at Hoboken, New Jersey. They had just watched a delegation of the nation's leading financiers leave the station on a secret mission. It would be years before they discovered what that mission was, and even then they would not understand that the history of the United States underwent a drastic change after that night in Hoboken.

Nov 22 11:18

Federal Reserve Notes VS. United States Notes

There is no reason for any free people to have to make interest payments on the printing of their own money! Abe Lincoln and John F. Kennedy both had United States Notes issued in order to save the American People a fortune in interest payments that shouldn't even exist in the first place

Nov 22 11:08

'War criminal Bush' blamed for worldwide crises

PROTESTERS have demanded that US President George W Bush get out of Peru where he is attending an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, blaming him for the world economic crisis.



Nov 22 08:51

WAS THERE A CONSPIRACY IN THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY?

Yes
98% (2887 votes)
No
1% (22 votes)
Not sure
2% (51 votes)
Total votes: 2960
Nov 22 07:11

Zinn: 9/11 Truth Is For “Fanatics”, Has “No Practical Political Significance”

Just days after left-wing anti-war icon Howard Zinn told an audience that he didn’t care if 9/11 was an inside job, he has repeated the sentiment, stating that questions regarding the attacks have “no practical political significance” and that 9/11 truth activists are “fanatics” who are wasting their time.

During a lecture at UQAM university in Montréal, Zinn was once again asked if he would support a new 9/11 investigation.

Zinn responded:

Nov 22 06:41

"Continuity" Died Today Jim Kirwan

"Barring last minute changes, the nominee for Treasury Secretary will be NY Fed President Tim Geithner -- a career Treasury official under both Bob Rubin and Larry Summers -- who actually had worked at the Treasury in three administrations under five Secretaries -- going back to 1988.

Geithner has been a key player in the current economic crisis -- helping Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and his team, manage the wall street bailout.

Nov 22 06:31

It's beginning to look a lot like Clinton, everywhere you go?

Can you feel the change, oh Bama woowoos?



Owl 1
Nov 22 05:06

Democrats to automakers: Prove you can repay $25 billion

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in Congress called on Detroit's automakers Friday to submit "credible" financial plans to lawmakers by Dec. 2 for spending up to $25 billion in government money, including vows for "significant sacrifices" by top executives.

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Read the article. It's a fraud. There is already $75 billion in federal money in the pipeline for these private boondoggles.

Congress is just ramping up a sales pitch to excuse itself on the ground that these companies are too big to fail.

Nov 22 04:00

Hairspray linked to birth defect

Health Staff Writer BBC

Boys born to women exposed to hairspray in the workplace may have a higher risk of being born with a genital defect.

Imperial College London scientists talked to women who had babies with hypospadias, where the urinary tract is found away from the penis.

They reported that hairspray exposure more than doubled the risk.

"My advice has long been that women who are planning a pregnancy should avoid (or at least minimise) use of cosmetics, body creams/lotions etc, especially in the first three months of pregnancy.

November 21, 2008

Nov 21 10:27

US contractors lose immunity in Iraq security deal

"In the future, contractors and grantees can expect to be fully subject to Iraqi criminal and civil laws and to the procedures of the Iraqi judicial system," the official said, adding that contractors faced similar situations in all other areas of the world, including in Afghanistan.

Nov 21 07:38

[Video] Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton, Canada

No-one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No-one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets. And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes; and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us.

:)



Nov 21 07:25

This Is Not A Normal Recession: Moving on to Plan B.

The global economy is being sucked into a black hole and most Americans have no idea why. The whole problem can be narrowed down to two words; "structured finance".

Nov 21 07:21

S&P 500 Crashes Through Bear Market Low! Housing Heads South!

Yesterday was a historic day for the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunged by 6.7% to 752.44. The bear market low of October 2002 was 768.63 — and we sliced through it like a hot knife through butter.

Nov 21 06:39

Quarterly Data Confirms Hedge Funds Exited Stocks In A Big Way

If you pay attention to the stock market then you've probably heard about the problems in hedge fund land. For the past few months each day is filled with headlines about how much one fund lost and how another is being closed completely, and still others are pulling money out of the market. On Friday, we got a small glimpse on how bad things are getting.

Nov 21 06:37

IMF Needs Its Own Rescue Package Now

Turkey is reported to be in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a $40 billion loan. Very shortly, the Baltic States and at least a dozen developing countries will be filing for IMF handouts. But how will the venerable lender of last resort fund itself?



Nov 21 05:34

(VIDEO)Historian Howard Zinn challenged by truth activists in Montreal

After viewing the disappointing and disrespectful comments made by Howard Zinn on 09/10/08 in Colorado, responding to a request for help in spreading 9/11 awareness, Howard Zinn expresses that he does not care about accountability and justice for the 9/11 attacks, because it is in the past.

Natural we decided to attend his lecture at UQAM university on the 19/11/08 , to spread truth and welcome him to Montreal on behalf of the 9/11 victims, family members and the selfless 1st responders poisoned by a lie, for whom this attack will NEVER be in the past.

Nov 21 05:02

George Bush, Grade A USDA Prime Sonofabitch

How do you reek and fester? Let me count the ways. You reek and fester beyond the heights and depths of the ordinary imaginations of your hypnotized Schmoos. You’re unforgettable, Georgie-Boy.

Nov 21 00:30

More Police Bruality

s they beat him and forced him to swallow something, the officers told Marvin Driver Jr. he was “going to see Jesus,” according to relatives and community activist Quanell Evans, who identified himself as Quanell X.

“Mr. Marvin Driver Jr. is now at Hermann Hospital in ICU where he can’t even speak,” relatives said in a statement. “Doctors say there is some bleeding on his brain from blunt force trauma.”

November 20, 2008

Nov 20 23:00

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations -- Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government...



Lockerdome
Nov 20 22:36

Congressman Paul on Financial Services Hearing

Congressman Paul gives his thoughts on the testimony of Paulson and Bernanke, the failure of the dollar standard, gold and where the global economy could go from here.

Nov 20 11:27

Strange 'Cheney' case takes a strange twist

Willacy County prosecutor Juan Angel Guerra's no-show ruined hopes their motions would quickly quash cases against their clients and stumped the presiding judge as well.

“At the very least, I expected the district attorney to be here,” Manuel Bañales said, asking Guerra's office manager, “Do you know where he is?”

Nov 20 11:07

Court slams door on sale of spyware

The Federal Trade Commission today had a US District Court issue a temporary restraining order halting the sale of RemoteSpy keylogger spyware.

According to the FTC's complaint, RemoteSpy spyware was sold to clients who would then secretly monitor unsuspecting consumers' computers. According to the FTC, the defendants provided RemoteSpy clients with detailed instructions explaining how to disguise the spyware as an innocuous file, such as a photo, attached to an email.

Nov 20 10:41

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

It has plagued scientists and politicians for decades, but scientists now say global warming is not the problem.

We are actually heading for the next Ice Age, they claim.

British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000ft of ice.

Most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England could be covered in 3,000ft-thick ice fields.

The expanses could reach 6,000ft from Aberdeen to Kent – towering above Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.



Nov 20 10:37

Cassini Nears Four-year Mark

On June 30th (next year) NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is reaching the end of its four-year prime mission. Soon it will enter into its extended mission. Here is a retrospective of some of the great images sent back home by Cassini over the past four years.

Nov 20 10:05

Apple To Boost Movie Piracy, iTunes Competition With Anti-Piracy Feature (AAPL)

If this is true, it's one of the least consumer-friendly things we've ever heard Apple (AAPL) get behind.

According to Wired, Apple has quietly added anti-piracy technology to its new MacBook laptops. If you hook your laptop up to your digital TV, projector, external monitor, etc. -- which we do on a near-daily basis -- to watch movies, it will block you from playing movies you've paid for from iTunes unless you have a "High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection" compatible display.

Nov 20 09:24

Ron Paul for Treasury?

He's a policy guy, not a banker. This is important because Paul wouldn't have any "former associates" in the banking industry to cover for, sympathize with, or protect. Paulson, on the other hand, can't escape the whiff of insider-ism in everything he's doing. Questions like "Why isn't the bailout being used as originally planned?" and "Why can't we get a clear picture of who's getting the money and who's being turned down?" may have a reasonable answer, but the overall tone of Cover-Your-Buddy's-Ass can't be ignored.

Nov 20 09:01

Nemesis in Slow Motion.

The Treasury in America has led the world in the curative process to heal the wounded monster that they had created. The rest of the world has followed suit like lambs to the slaughter. YES, we will guarantee bank deposits, YES we will inject "liquidity" back in to the banks, YES we will regulate the financial markets more, YES, we will ask the IMF to supervise the transactions in derivatives and CDO's and be the Guardian of the Free Market. Who are these guys kidding ?



Nov 20 08:22

DO YOU THINK GOLD DESERVES TO TRADE IN A FREE MARKET?

The relentless selling we have seen over the past month in precious metals was kicked off by the manipulative interventions occurring right around the time of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac implosions in mid-July.

Nov 20 08:21

Wall Street Taking A Closer Look at Collateral Management

The collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the struggles of AIG have brought a gravity and urgency to counterparty risk and its sidekick, collateral management. Just as people tend not to think about insurance until they have an accident, collateral management -- the tracking and managing of the collateral that backs loans and credit-related derivatives -- was a relatively ho-hum middle-office function until the subprime crisis.

November 19, 2008

Nov 19 22:36

Academics warn of EU 'three strikes' back door plan

The content industry has lobbied to force internet service providers (ISPs) to disconnect users they suspect of engaging in copyright-infringing file-sharing after two warnings.

Digital rights activists have questioned the accuracy of the evidence gathered by industry against individuals and have said that the effects on a whole household of one user's actions are disproportionate.

Nov 19 22:28

Lost bird's 'phone call' to owner

A missing cockatiel is now safe and sound at home after confirming its own name in a phone call to its owner.

Accountant Sue Hill, who found the bird in Wrexham, was put in touch with a possible owner by a local vet.

When she called the number she let the bird listen to the voice at the other end of the phone - at which point it chirped its own name: "Smokey."

Mrs Hill said it was the first time the bird had spoken, which convinced her she had found its owner.



Nov 19 22:24

Oops... Female astronaut loses tool bag during Shuttle spacewalk

It's a common question voiced by many exasperated DIY enthusiasts... just where did I put my tool bag? For one astronaut, making repairs to the International Space Station, the answer was unfortunately into infinity.

Lead spacewalker Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper was working on restoring full power to the orbital outpost when she lost her vital kit, 200 miles above Earth.

The astronaut from the Endeavour shuttle had realised one of the grease guns she was using had leaked, soiling her glove.

Nov 19 22:19

Out Of Pure Light, Physicists Create Particles Of Matter

A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time. The experiment was carried out at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) by scientists and students from the University of Rochester, Princeton University, the University of Tennessee, and Stanford. The team reported the work in the Sept. 1 issue of Physical Review Letters.

Nov 19 19:01

Finger-pointing begins as Senate nixes auto vote

A Democratic Congress, unwilling or unable to approve a $25 billion bailout for Detroit's Big Three, appears ready to punt the automakers' fate to a lame-duck Republican president. Caught in the middle of a who-blinks-first standoff are legions of manufacturing firms and auto dealers - and millions of Americans' jobs - after Senate Democrats canceled a showdown vote that had been expected Thursday. President George W. Bush has "no appetite" to act on his own.

U.S. auto companies employ nearly a quarter-million workers, and more than 730,000 other people have jobs producing the materials and parts that go into cars. About 1 million on top of that work in dealerships nationwide. If just one of the auto giants were to go belly up, some estimates put U.S. job losses next year as high as 2.5 million.

Nov 19 16:16

Arts Patron Guilty in Fraud Case

DANIEL J. WAKIN NY Times

Mr. Vilar, 67, blinked when the first guilty verdict was pronounced by the foreman in a United States District courtroom but remain stone-faced. His former partner and co-defendant, Gary A. Tanaka, 65, was convicted of three of the counts.

[...]

The two men, former partners in Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc., were charged in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy and securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Mr. Tanaka was found guilty of conspiracy, securities fraud and investment advisor fraud.



Nov 19 15:34

Indian warship destroys pirate ship

An Indian warship destroyed a pirate "mother vessel" in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said Wednesday, as bandits demanded a ransom for a Saudi super-tanker seized in the most daring sea raid yet.

The Indian frigate INS Tabar, one of dozens of warships from several countries protecting shipping lanes in the area, attacked the Somali pirate ship late Tuesday after coming under fire, navy spokesman Nirad Sinha said.

Nov 19 07:45

Will The US Government Accept Responsibility For The Slaughter Of Over 1,000,000 Iraqis.

By Michael Schwartz
I recently received a set of questions from Le Monde Diplomatique reporter Kim Bredesen about the 2007 Project Censored story about 1,000,000 Iraqi deaths due to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The questions and answers are, I think, useful in framing both the untold story of the slaughter in Iraq and the failure of the U.S. media to report on its extent or on U.S. culpability for the deaths of 4% of the Iraqi population.

Nov 19 07:15

Global liquidity crisis 'is over'

Un-named Staff Writer BBC Business News

The head of Japan's largest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, has suggested the global liquidity crisis is over.

Nomura chief executive Kenichi Watanabe said the main problem now was how to revive the real economy.

[...]

Nomura is buying bankrupt Lehman Brothers's European, Asian-Pacific and Middle Eastern operations for $2bn (£1.34bn).

Nov 19 06:47

Credit crisis dims the lights for power industry

Great Falls Montana: As workers scramble to build an $800 million coal-fired power plant on a patch of farmland here, a crisis that began on faraway Wall Street threatens to stretch America's power supplies to the brink — driving up prices and laying the stage for future shortages.



Owl 2
Nov 19 00:28

Smoking ban lifted at struggling casinos

A controversial smoking ban in Atlantic City casinos has been lifted by the city council after the local economy was hit by a steep fall in profits.

November 18, 2008

Nov 18 22:24

30 reasons for Great Depression 2 by 2011

Scan these 30 "leading indicators." Each problem has one or more possible solutions, but lacks unified political support. Time's running out. We're already at the edge. Add up the trillions in debt: Any collective solution will only compound our problems, because the cumulative debt will overwhelm us, make matters worse

Nov 18 17:42

Texas grand Jury indicts Cheney, Gonzales

A grand jury in south Texas indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on separate charges related to alleged prisoner abuse in federal detention centers, Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra told CNN Tuesday.

Nov 18 12:53

An Hour with Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Neoliberalism Is No Solution for Humankind”

JUAN GONZALEZ: Meanwhile, Morales spoke out about this earlier this month and gave the Drug Enforcement Administration three months to leave Bolivia. He accused DEA agents of violating Bolivian sovereignty and encouraging the drug trade.



Nov 18 11:10

Lieberman: Suck On That, Liberals

Asked what it would mean if Lieberman kept his chairmanship, one Senate Democratic aide said bluntly: "The left has been foiled again. They can rant and rage but they still do not put the fear into folks to actually change their votes. Their influence would be in question."

Welcome to New Palestine.

Nov 18 10:43

AIPAC's Man in the Obama Camp

Barack Obama's first appointment, that of Chicago Congressman Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff, is quite frankly unsettling and suggests that voters who had hoped for real change in Washington will be disappointed.

Nov 18 09:40

Google's browser labelled a 'digital Trojan horse'

Perhaps the biggest threat to Google's increasing dominance of internet search and advertising is the rising fear, justified or not, that Google's broadening reach is giving it unchecked power.

This scrutiny goes deeper than the skeptical eye that lawmakers and the US Justice Department have given to Google's proposed ad partnership with Yahoo. Many objections to that deal are financial, and surround whether Google and Yahoo could unfairly drive up online ad prices.

Nov 18 09:31

Top 10 reasons to be paranoid

The truth is out there ... and so is your data. And just because there are no virtual black helicopters following you doesn't mean somebody somewhere doesn't have a bead on who you are and what you are doing.



Nov 18 08:56

Should taxpayers bail out auto industry?

Yes
12% (330 votes)
No
69% (1944 votes)
Invest in new auto companies
19% (543 votes)
Total votes: 2817
Nov 18 05:46

Paulson Will Keep Reserve to Stay Flexible for Future

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is unlikely to use what remains of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue fund to launch substantial new programs, preferring to keep money in reserve for unforeseen emergencies and to preserve flexibility for the Obama administration.

Nov 18 03:33

Depression 2009: What would it look like?

By looking at what we know about how society and commerce would slow down, and how people respond, it's possible to envision what we might face.

Nov 18 03:28

Oldest nuclear family 'murdered'

By Julian Siddle
Science Reporter, BBC News

The oldest genetically identifiable nuclear family met a violent death according to analysis of remains from 4,600-year-old burials in Germany.

Writing in the journal PNAS, researchers say the broken bones of these stone age people show they were killed in a struggle.

Comparisons of DNA from one grave confirm it contained a mother, father, and their two children.



Owl 3
Nov 18 02:32

It's OK to be a Conspiracy Theorist if you're Bill Maher

Well, well, well ... the guy who loves to throw around the dim-witted term "conspiracy theorist." He makes sure to distance himself from "conspiracy theorists" by saying "I'm always skeptical of conspiracy theorists" as he conveys his favorite conspiracy theory about a partnership between business and government.

Nov 18 01:23

The flying car

To Timbuktu by flying car: it sounds the most unlikely journey on earth; a sci-fi voyage from the pages of Jules Verne. But this is no fantasy. The car really flies. And the journey will become reality early in the new year when two explorers set off from London in a propeller-powered dune buggy heading for the Sahara.

Nov 18 01:15

The G-20 Washout

As expected, the G-20 Economic Summit in Washington turned out to be a total bust. None of the problems which have pushed the global economy to the brink of disaster were resolved and none of the main players who gamed the system with their toxic securities were held accountable. Instead, the visiting dignitaries gorged themselves on stuffed quail and roast rack of lamb before settling on a toothless "Statement on Financial Markets" which accomplished absolutely nothing.

November 17, 2008

Nov 17 22:35

Another Act of Treason: George W. Bush 'Outed' Valerie Plame

Former Press Secretary Scott McClellan has revealed that it was George W. Bush himself who authorized Dick Cheney to 'out' Valerie Plame. When he is no longer President, Bush will not be able to 'pardon' himself for the many 'counts' of high treason that will be charged him. Bush must therefore move to pardon himself while he is still in the White House but doing so will prove his guilt! Innocent folk don't 'pardon' themselves of serious crimes.



Taboola
Nov 17 21:20

Democrats Cover Up Bush Era War Crimes

"Two Obama advisers said there's little—if any—chance that the incoming president's Justice Department will go after anyone involved in authorizing or carrying out interrogations that provoked worldwide outrage."

Nov 17 16:17

CONFIRMED: "Bin-Ladin Hunt PHONEY"-Bush Admin NEEDED Him To JUSTIFY Military Expansionism(Juan Cole)

The USG Open Source Center translates an article from the Persian Afghan press alleging that French troops were at one point close to capturing Usamah Bin Ladin in Afghanistan, but that American forces stopped them from doing so. It says that a forthcoming French documentary containing interviews with the French soldiers provides proof for the allegation. The argument is that the Bush administration needed Bin Ladin to be at large in order to justify its military expansionism.

Nov 17 15:06

The G-20’s Secret Debt Solution

Behind the scenes, a far more fundamental fix is being discussed — the possible revaluation of gold and the birth of an entirely new monetary system.

Nov 17 12:34

Change in intelligence?

Mr. Obama will not be able to change the culture of the intelligence community and restore the moral compass of the CIA unless there is a full understanding and repudiation of the operational and analytical crimes committed in the Tenet era. If Mr. Obama genuinely wants to roll back the misdeeds of Vice President Dick Cheney, restore the rule of law at the CIA and create the change that Americans want and can believe in, he should not be relying for advice on the senior officials who endorsed these shameful actions.

Nov 17 09:48

Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact

President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party.

Nov 17 08:43

Spirit rover recuperating after dust storm

The Mars rover Spirit is still alive and is slowly recharging its batteries after a weekend dust storm that caused the craft's power levels to drop to an all-time low.

Rover team members were awaiting a sign this week that the craft had survived the storm, which blanketed Spirit's solar panels with dust.

During the storm, the amount of energy available to the craft dropped to an unsustainable 89 watt-hours, the lowest level seen since Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, landed on Mars with about 10 times that amount in January 2004.

Nov 17 08:38

New Plan to Grow Genetically-Modified Crops in Secret Military Locations

UK Officials Plan To Grow Genetically-Modified Crops In Top Secret Military Locations In Order To Thwart Angry Anti-GM Extremists.

Nov 17 07:20

Data retention laws: what they mean for ISPs

If you think you're making a private call, or sending a discreet message, think again. Under an anti-terrorism law passed in late 2001 in the wake of the atrocities of September 11, details of every website visited and the transmission of every email sent and every phone call made in the UK can be retained and made available to authorities. This may give individuals privacy concerns but for telcos and internet service providers faced with the consequent storage and retrieval requirements, it is cause for financial concern.

Nov 17 07:14

AIG to Pay Millions To Top Workers

American International Group plans to pay out $503 million in deferred compensation to some of its top employees, saying it must tap the funds to keep valuable workers from exiting the troubled insurance giant.

News of the payments to top AIG talent comes as the federal government has just put more money into saving the company from bankruptcy, beefing up the total public commitment to $152 billion. Meanwhile, members of Congress are questioning the company's expenditures -- including lavish business trips to resorts -- during a time when taxpayers are on the hook for the bailout.

Nov 17 07:07

Woman Loses $400,000 To Nigerian Email Scam

Why did this woman, a reverend and a nurse, give over $400,000 to Nigerian email scammers? It started with just $100. The emails told her a long-lost relative with the same last name had $20.5 million caught up in the banks of Nigeria. Janella Spears just had to help with a few processing fees...

As she sent the money, more and more obstacles would arise, each needing more money to solve. Driven by blind greed, she sent over $400,000 to the scammers, draining her and her husband's savings, retirement fund, mortgaged the house and put a lien on the car.

Nov 17 07:03

Girl sentenced for swastika lie

A German girl who won a "civic courage" award for allegedly defending an immigrant child from neo-Nazis has been found guilty of inventing the story.

The 18-year-old - named as Rebecca K - had carved a swastika on her own thigh, the court concluded, rejecting her claim that neo-Nazis had done it.

In February she had received an award from a Berlin association campaigning against far-right violence.

She claimed four men had attacked her last November in the town of Mittweida.

Nov 17 06:58

Goldman Targeted by Investor Complaints of Naked Short-Selling

Bloomberg.com - By Pierre Paulden and Caroline Salas

At least two fund managers complained verbally to officials of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, saying they believe Goldman helped drive down prices by using the technique, according to people with knowledge of the objections. New York- based Goldman is acting against its clients by trying to profit at their expense, the investors said.

Nov 17 06:54

In Praise of a Rocky Transition

The more details emerge, the clearer it becomes that Washington's handling of the Wall Street bailout is not merely incompetent. It is borderline criminal.

Nov 17 06:51

Secret Plan For IMF World Dictatorship

By Webster Tarpley
11-10-8

This is a confidential strategy paper for the November 15 G-20 summit in Washington DC. This is not a new Bretton Woods in any sense, but rather a British-steered attempt to impose the dictatorship of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the entire planet, wiping out all hope of economic recovery, the modernization of the developing countries, and national sovereignty at the same time.

November 16, 2008

Nov 16 20:46

International Military Drill To Be Held In December

Personnel from around the globe will converge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 for the largest rescue exercise of its kind.

The effort, dubbed Angel Thunder, will involve the U.S. Army and Air Force, troops from Germany, Chile, Colombia and observers from Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan.

Nov 16 14:57

The 'Conspiracy of Rich Men' Who Pulled Off 911 and Other GOP Atrocities

All of their schemes and conspiracies REQUIRED 9/11 as the essential trigger.

Nov 16 13:43

RAHM EMANUEL: Ardent Zionist called Obama’s ‘Svengali’

More sinister than Karl Rove and potentially deadlier than Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney, his name is Rahm Emanuel, and he was recently appointed chief of staff in the president-elect’s White House. This first official act should send waves of alarm through people because Barack Obama promised change, but what we’re getting is the exact same cabal that brought us 9-11 and endless war in the Middle East.

Nov 16 13:19

The TARP Is Dead

Think back. Think far, far back into the past. Think all the way back to the last week of September 2008. Historians tell us that at that time many Americans took leave of their senses. Despite all the evidence of their own eyes, ears, and noses, they became persuaded that the world as they had always known it stood on the verge of utter destruction. Hysterical "journalists" and "experts" on radio and television told them so. What else could they do? Because life without a flush 401(k) lay beyond their wildest imagination, they concluded that "something must be done."

Nov 16 10:39

George W Bush could pardon spies involved in torture

George W Bush is considering issuing pardons for US spies embroiled in allegations of torture just before he leaves the White House.

Nov 16 09:50

Kissinger Says Clinton Will Be `Outstanding' Secretary of State

``She is a lady of great intelligence, demonstrated enormous determination and would be an outstanding appointment,'' Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977 under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, told the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit in New Delhi today.

Nov 16 08:19

Providers Close Doors to Poor

Budget cuts in the state’s Medicaid program are forcing a major shift in where Nevada’s poor can seek health care.

Cancer patients who had received outpatient treatment at University Medical Center, for instance, will have to seek treatment at other hospitals and clinics because UMC, citing reductions in Medicaid payments, says it can no longer afford to offer cancer treatment.

Nov 16 04:02

Summit pledge to "restore growth"

There's no need to quote the article here. The title says it all.

They are getting it all wrong again.

More growth means more of a bubble, more population, more pollution and greater numbers of poor people having even greater numbers of babies...

These moronic leaders led by the head moron in George W. Bush are all standing amid all the other billions of bacteria in the human petri dish of our existence pledging to "restore growth".

Growth is the problem, fools!

Nov 16 00:58

Attorney General contender carries 9/11 related baggage

Monday’s New York Times reported that former Deputy A.G. and 9/11 Commissioner Jamie Gorelick was a candidate for Attorney General in the new Obama Administration. Five-time Emmy winning investigative reporter Peter Lance details a shocking, but little known story about Gorelick involving the loss of a key al Qaeda operative. This is an excerpt from his 2006 HarperCollins book TRIPLE CROSS soon to be published in trade paperback.

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