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Oct 08 22:14

Time For Another Tea Party

In 1773 a mob of American colonists famously dumped crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company into Boston harbor. It was a direct action by citizens against the tax regime of the British government, and just one of several incidents that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War.

Oct 08 22:12

FEMA sources confirm coming martial law

WMR has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions, and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.

Oct 08 22:12

McCain's Desperate Smears Signal His Failure as a Leader Under Pressure

John McCain has failed yet another leadership test. This time, it was on how he responds under the pressure of a crisis.

Oct 08 21:31

Call + Response - Documentary of human trafficking

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And I will bet you thought slavery did not exist any more!

Oct 08 21:27

THE DARK CLOUD IS GETTING THICKER: Treasury May Take Ownership Stake In Banks

I am quite confused and concerned as to what is going on in America. Things are moving very fast in a direction of more and more central government control, and we are talking real fast, under an administration that is scheduled to be out of power in January.

And a lot of things just don't make sense.

Oct 08 21:27

NRA to settle suit over Katrina gun seizures

City officials have agreed to return hundreds of firearms that police officers confiscated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, part of a deal to resolve a lawsuit filed by gun lobbying groups.

Oct 08 21:15

Sheriff in Ill. county won't evict in foreclosures

Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.

Dart says he's concerned that many of the people being evicted are renters who were unaware that their landlords have been failing to pay their mortgages. He says his deputies have no way of knowing whether they're removing someone who has defaulted on a loan or someone who has been faithfully paying rent.

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Look for Blackwater to start offering private eviction squads.

Oct 08 17:46

The Good News About the Bailout

This last week, Americans awoke from a deep sleep. Or maybe they were already awake, but we didn’t know it yet. Congress got flooded with calls opposing the bailout. One Congressman said that the calls to his office were running 50–50; 50% no and 50% hell no. Although the majority of Americans still don’t understand inflation and the boom/bust cycle very well, they instinctively understood that Americans were being ripped off with this bailout and that the government officials were simply rewarding their friends on Wall Street who had failed.

Oct 08 14:50

Obama McCain Ohio Election Fraud Campaign Workers

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I think the "over the line" guy was probably an agent provocateur.

Oct 08 14:33

Blogrolling.com has been Hacked by "Islamic Jihad"???

My guess is that "Islamic Jihad" is about as much responsible for this hack job as they were responsible for the attack against the US embassy in Yemen...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Probably the same jerkoffs who were trying to get into WRH yesterday.

Oct 08 14:26

Riots in Hong Kong after heavy stock losses

Customers are trying to get their money out of bank branches and many are protesting about losses related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Oct 08 14:17

Keene artist had hard time getting back into US

According to the numbnuts wearing the uniforms, THIS ...

... is copyright infringement!

Oct 08 14:12

Arizona, Arizona State & Nebraska Law Schools Accused of Discrimination Against White Applicants

The Center for Equal Opportunity issued a report today accusing Nebraska law school of engaging in racial discrimination by impermissibly favoring black and Hispanic applicants over white applicants.

Oct 08 14:10

Ukraine's parliament dissolved

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved the parliament following the collapse of the coalition government in September.

Oct 08 14:09

Frozen Death Looms for Phoenix Mars Lander

After more than four months on the arctic plains of the red planet, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's days are finally numbered.As the sun begins to set for the frigid Martian winter, the spacecraft will lose its energy supply, freeze and eventually fall into a mechanical coma from which it will likely never wake up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Five cents says it answers the phone call next spring!

Oct 08 14:08

How To Solve the Financial Crisis: Get Rid of the Liars

After 7 years of lies from Bush, Cheney, Pelosi and the gang, people have stopped believing them.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said:

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."

Its like a thief who has been arrested 5 times for burglary. Even though he says all the right things to the judge at sentencing, the judge is still going to throw the book at him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bailiff, whack his peepee!"

Oct 08 14:07

Pelosi says $150B economic stimulus plan needed

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The words "greedy bitch" keep running through my mind when I look at Pelosi's photo.

Your choice is simple. $150 billions to Pelosi, or $20 to Cindy!

Oct 08 13:35

Florida Primary Recount Reveals Grave Voting Problems One Month Before Presidential Election

A month of primary recounts in the election battleground of Palm Beach County, Florida, has twice flipped the winner in a local judicial race and revealed grave problems in the county's election infrastructure, including thousands of misplaced ballots and vote tabulation machines that are literally unable to produce the same results twice.

Oct 08 13:05

Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control"

Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn't pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.

By Naomi Wolf

Oct 08 13:03


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"I believe the word you are looking for is ... AAAAAAAAARGH!!!" -- Danny DeVito, "The Penguin", "Batman Returns"

Oct 08 12:50

E-voting security results 'awful,' says Ohio secretary of state

I think other election officials around the country are now realizing, thanks to you and [California Secretary of State Deborah Bowen] coming up with these tests, that it's not just crazy bloggers who are concerned about this stuff.

Oh no, no. When I finally saw the results of our [EVEREST] tests, I thought I was going to throw up.

I didn't think it would be that bad. And it was -- it was awful. I looked at it on a Saturday morning, and that night I went to bed and woke up [just before 4:00 on] Sunday morning going, "Oh my God." I never wake up on the weekends -- trust me.

Oct 08 12:47

Concentration Camp Money

Far from being the "death camps" as you have heard so often, places like Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald were not in the business of extermination. They were work camps, critical to the German war effort. But did you know that the Jewish workers were compensated for their labor with scrip printed specifically for their use in stores, canteens and even brothels? The prisoner monetary system was conceived in ghettos such as Lodz, carried to camps such as Auschwitz and Dachau and still existed in the displaced persons camps that were established by the Allies after World War II.

Oct 08 12:22

The Bungled Bailout (Or the Perils of Paulson)

Somebody should compile an authoritative list of the foolish statements, Wall Street parochialisms and bungled bailouts racked up by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and his faithful Federal Reserve Board sidekick, Ben Bernanke, since the Great Credit Crash began in August 2007. Small wonder the global markets can't sustain any belief in the two men's tandem policies. Neither understands the cancer cells spreading in the corpus of the U.S. (and now world) economy.

Oct 08 12:22

Studios prep major film production

After mostly sitting on the sidelines since the June 30 expiration of the SAG contract, studios are preparing to put 40 or more films into production between spring and summer.

Oct 08 12:08

No serial numbers

American intelligence officers are reporting that some of the insurgents in Iraq are using recent-model Beretta 92 pistols, with a twist:

"The crucial detail is the erasure of the serial numbers. The numbers do not appear to have been physically removed. Instead, the guns seem to have come off the production line without any serial numbers, or they could have been erased with high-tech industrial technology. The lack of serial numbers suggests that the weapons were intended for intelligence operations or terrorist cells with substantial government backing."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, a nation-state someplace is making untraceable guns for the people shooting our kids.

Oct 08 12:01

McCain's Ayers Attacks Backfire

Sarah Palin was on the verge of inciting a race riot in northern Florida yesterday. At her rallies, the Republican faithful hurled a racial epitaph at a black sound man, and screamed "kill him" and "treason!" at Barack Obama.

"Boy, you guys just get it!" Palin responded. This reaction, presumably, was what Palin had in mind when she urged John McCain to "take the gloves off."

Oct 08 11:53

The Federal Reserve: History of Lies, Thievery, and Deceit

Frederick Morton wrote in his book, The Rothschilds:

• "...the wealth of the Rothschilds consists of the bankruptcy of nations."

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The claim about SONY is apparently an urban legend.

Oct 08 11:49

Banker Bailout Bill Contains IRS Police State Provision

The bailout bill also gives the Internal Revenue Service new authority to conduct undercover operations. It would immunize the IRS from a passel of federal laws, including permitting IRS agents to run businesses for an extended sting operation, to open their own personal bank accounts with U.S. tax dollars, and so on.

Oct 08 11:38

What's good for the goose ... or moose ... or whatever ...

In researching an investigation involving the AOGCC in 2004 I've learned that, according to

Oct 08 11:35

US Military rips away pet of deployed US Soldier shortly before Baghdad Pups can send puppy to safety in Minnesota

We've been hearing about her puppy, Ratchet, on Facebook for months. She's shared pictures of him as he grew from a frightened ball of fur to an adorable young dog. We learned when he was accepted into Baghdad Pups, and how her parents were going to take care of him until she returned home. She's kept us up-to-date on his travel schedule, and badgered us into contributing money to bring him home.

He was supposed to be on his way to Minnesota right now. Except he's not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Criminy. Even the @#$%ing Nazis let their troops have pets!

Oct 08 11:30

Sarah Palin's Wasilla Emails: Did She Violate State Law?

Thanks to this episode, Palin became known as a Republican willing to take on a fellow Republican who had abused his office and misused state resources. But what was not known at the time was that a year earlier, Palin had used official resources for her own partisan purposes. In doing so, Palin, now the governor of Alaska and the Republican vice presidential nominee, might have run afoul of state law and the municipal code of Wasilla.

Oct 08 10:58

Adler Planetarium Puts Out a Statement On McCain's Attacks.

McCain: “While we were working to eliminate these pork barrel earmarks he (Senator Obama) voted for nearly $1 billion in pork barrel earmark projects. Including $3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. My friends, do we need to spend that kind of money?”

Oct 08 10:50


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A lot of people are writing in asking why I always say it is the PPT when the DOW takes a sudden jump upwards. What else would you attribute this to? The companies being invested in did not suddenly become more profitable. The customers for those companies did not suddenly get cash to buy the products made by those companies. The whole theory behind the rate cut this morning is that Americans would gladly go back to their credit cards and start the holiday shopping season in exchange for the point drop, but this of course does not make sense. Americans do not want to borrow any more money; whet they want are the jobs, clients, and customers that will allow them to make the money to pay off their current debt load. So, As I predicted further down just before the opening bell, the market opened with a brief uptick, then started to slide down again. Now there is a sudden surge upward?

Remember that the GOP is stuck with the economy. Their concern, having failed to hold it all together until November, is to try to make things look as good as possible for the next three weeks. They are totally unconcerned with anything that happens after Nov 5th!

With the DOW as a political banner, gaming the system to drive it up becomes a political exercise. Don't fall for it.

Oct 08 10:32

Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control"

"What happens to members of the First Brigade who refuse to take up arms against U.S. citizens?"

"They'd probably be treated as deserters as in Iraq: arrested, detained and facing five years in prison. In Iraq a study by Ann Wright shows that deserters -- reservists who refused to go back to Iraq -- got longer sentences than war criminals."

Oct 08 10:30

Jewish Community attacks Zionism...

The Jewish community has been misrepresented in the press. Here
we see several religious members of the Jewish community call for

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Oct 08 10:28

Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad

Remember the attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen last month that took the lives of eighteen people? A group calling themselves "Islamic Jihad" claimed responsibility for the blast. It has a nice, scary ring to it hasn't it?

Well now the Yemeni authorities have arrested a group of these al Qaeda-backed militants with, surprise surprise, links to Israeli intelligence.

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"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Oct 08 10:09


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Dang; I knew I should have kept my HO trains!

Oct 08 09:37

Gold, the "Mother of all Money"?

What do Muslims think about such topics as finance methods, globalization and alternatives to the expected speculative crisis in the worldwide finance markets? Until now we have primarily heard about so-called 'Islamic-Banking', an attempt to create a capitalism with an Islamic face. This is the hot topic which we discussed with Mohamed Abbas. He is responsible for customer relations with e-dinar FZ LLC, a Dubai based internet-firm operating in gold and silver trading.

Oct 08 09:22

Forvik stands for the right to truthful, transparent and and accountable governance.

time to stop the concentration of wealth in the hands of a corrupt elite.

Oct 08 09:01

Eleven members of same family killed by US fire in Iraq

A morgue official told VOI that the dead included three women, three children and five men.

A three-year-old child and three-month-old baby reportedly survived the operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit, I wont stand for this kind of sloppiness. I demand perfection. Go back there and bag those two brats!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 08 08:57

Bank Enforces Customer Dress Code

PNC Bank is enforcing a new dress code for its customers.

No hats, hoods or sunglasses are allowed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We wanna see that look on your face when we tell you we are out of money!"

Oct 08 08:50


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with the rate cut (and maybe a shove up by the PPT) the DOW heads back down, proving for all that the Bailout is a failure for the taxpayers before the first check is even signed.

Oct 08 08:33

Bush, McCain abuse their legacy

I am not a conventionally religious man, or even a very superstitious one, but I do wish George W. Bush would stop asking God to bless America.

Every time he does, we seem to be visited with another plague...

Oct 08 08:30


I will give only a few lowlights of the movie. The "historical" proof shown could have been written by Walt Disney. For one, we hear the commentator speaking of the "Arab media." There was film of a crowd of angry Muslims chanting "Death to America." However, most people would not look at the small lettering at the top depicting the origin of the piece: Iranian Television. Unless things have changed of which I am not aware, Iran is not an Arab country.

Oct 08 08:17

Bush to America: Hang in there

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... while he loads the White House silverware into his suitcases and makes for the door!

Oct 08 08:17


For those who savor historical irony, the Soviet Empire collapsed in the years 1989-1991 because of an implosion of its economy brought on by a ruinous arms race with the United States and the heavy costs of occupying Afghanistan.

Seventeen years later came the turn of the world’s other great imperial power, the United States. Lethally bloated by runaway debt, and burdened by 50% of the world’s military spending, the house of cards known as the US economy finally collapsed.

Oct 08 08:15

Sen. Barbara Mikulski: Dubya Made Her Do It!

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), on Sept. 22, 2008, was up to one of her old tricks--talking out of both sides of her mouth! She was on the Senate floor, on Capitol Hill, reading an anti-bailout rant. (1) If you didn’t know any better, you would think that she was a hero of the Middle Class. Sen. Mikulski pretended to rage about how Dubya had a track record of “stampeding” the U.S. Congress into voting for draconian laws, such as the U.S. Patriot Act. What hogwash! She voted for that measure, and other repressive laws like it, because she really wanted to do so! Sen.

Oct 08 08:13

'Economic 9/11' exacting grim psychological toll in US

The murder-suicide of a Los Angeles financial manager who shot dead five members of his family before killing himself has highlighted the psychological toll of the economic meltdown.

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Do NOT shoot your family. Shoot the government. After all, they created this mess.

Oct 08 08:12

Hurndall case: Israeli military forces still kill civilians with 'near-total impunity'

Ahead of a new television drama based on the controversial killing in 2004 in Gaza of British national Tom Hurndall ('The Shooting Of Thomas Hurndall', Channel Four Television, Monday 13 October), Amnesty International has renewed its call for justice for Mr Hurndall's family.

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The Israeli military continue to indulge in this kind of behavior all the time: they just hate like hell getting caught at it.

Oct 08 08:11

Man shot three times in street by racist gunman - for wearing Barack Obama T-shirt

A man told today how he was shot three times in a London (UK) street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt. Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'.
The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.

Oct 08 08:09


By every historical measure the equity markets slipped into a secular bear market in 2000. As a result, we began to see efforts by the powers that be to keep the market afloat. I have stated all along that manipulation, will ultimately not work. I have also stated all along that all this will do is make matters worse in the end. Well, I would think that everyone can now see, matters are indeed much worse. Yet, the Fed, the Treasury and the politicians continue to think that they can “fix” the problem by throwing more money at it.

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It isn't an exhale; it's a dying gasp.

Oct 08 08:05

Thai PM flees on foot to escape violent protests

The Prime Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Thais have balls Americans only dream of!

Oct 08 08:04

The financial crisis could be the euro's death knell ... and even end the shambolic EU

Webmaster's Commentary: 

National borders serve the same function for planet Earth that fireproof doors do for buildings and watertight doors do for ships. They contain an accident so that the entire structure is not destroyed.

Fools who find opening fireproof or watertight doors inconvenient and jam them open will marvel at their cleverness at how fast people, cargo, and money can move from place to place. But the first time there is a fire, or the ship hits an ice berg, of the greed to those in control of the money gets out of hand, disaster results. Instead of losing a single room, the entire building burns down. Instead of a flooded hold and damaged cargo, the entire ship sinks. And instead of a bankrupt nation, you have a bankrupted Earth.

One world economy and one world government sounds like a nice idea. But there are two things wrong with it. The first is easy to explain; what happens when (not if) that one world government falls into the hands of the next Stalin or Hitler (or Bush)? The second reason is a bit more abstract. As long as their are multiple nations, there will be continuing experiments in new ways to organize and operate a society. But as soon as there is a single global government, all social evolution will stop, as a one world government will work only to perpetuate and prolong its owen reign, secure in its self delusion that it represents the peak of civilization.

Oct 08 08:01

I survived the Georgian war. Here's what I saw.

"When I came out from hiding, thanking God that the Russians had saved our lives, I was dismayed by the reaction of the international media to what had happened. There was nothing about Ossetian deaths and the unprovoked horrors inflicted by Saakashvili's military. It made my heart sick."

"The truth has been crushed by Georgia's powerful public relations machine as mercilessly as Georgian tanks rolled over the defenseless civilians of Tskhinvali."

Oct 08 07:58

New U.S. intelligence report warns 'victory' not certain in Iraq

A nearly completed high-level U.S. intelligence analysis warns that unresolved ethnic and sectarian tensions in Iraq could unleash a new wave of violence, potentially reversing the major security and political gains achieved over the last year.

The findings seem to cast doubts on McCain's frequent assertions that the United States is "on a path to victory" in Iraq by underscoring the deep uncertainties of the situation despite the 30,000-strong U.S. troop surge for which he was the leading congressional advocate.

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So for all the blood spilled and money spent on this mother of all military misadventures, things could still go south in a heartbeat?

Coupled with Al Maliki's newly aggressive posture on getting Americans out of Iraq as soon as possible and the reality that it doesn't look like US companies are going to get much of Iraq's oil, one has to ask: was this war war worth the terrible cost?

These wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have nearly bankrupted this country. This administration is trillions of dollars in debt, and has no way to make it back to any degree of solvency.

Oct 08 07:56

Maher skewers the sacred in 'Religulous'

Bill Maher is preaching to the choir with "Religulous," a documentary that dissects organized religion, but he's doing it in his laceratingly funny, typically sardonic way.

Oct 08 07:56


The Bible devotes some 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on money and possessions.

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Oct 08 07:51

Spanish appeal clears 15 of terror links

On appeal, the Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove that the 15 were members of a terrorist group, as the lower court held.

Oct 08 07:43

9/11 Truth March on October 11th in Santa Monica, California.

Join WeAreChangeLA, OC 9/11 Truth, WeAreChange Long Beach, Inland Empire 9/11 Truth, and San Diego 9-11 Truth!! for a peaceful outreach and march on 3rd St. Promenade and for street actions throughout the Santa Monica area, including in front of the criminal Rand Corporation, in front of Google Building, in support of First Responders in front of the Santa Monica Police Department and Fire Department buildings!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect lots of pictures of people with WRH signs!

Really. I do!

Oct 08 07:41

Israeli Doctors Barred from Entering Gaza

A delegation of senior physicians has been barred from entering the Gaza Strip to provide medical care to Palestinians in need of treatment.

The doctors are all Israeli Arabs and were heading to the strip on behalf Physicians for Human Rights.

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This is yet another ugly chapter in Israel's "final solution" for sick Palestinians.

A note to the Israeli political establishment: the world is watching this time. The PR catastrophe you are creating by not letting these doctors through will have consequences.

Oct 08 07:39

AIG-CIA Scam:Criminal Conspiracy & Financial Fraud

Basically, the latest Treasury proposal, which almost seems to be withering on the vine before it gathers any traction, is all about the Treasury acquiring new cash so that the new money can be siphoned off to 'insider' operations controlled by the highest-level operatives.


Oct 08 07:38

After bailout, AIG sent executives to the spa

Less than a week after the federal government had to bail out American International Group Inc., the company sent executives on a $440,000 retreat to a posh California resort, lawmakers investigating the company's meltdown said Tuesday.

Oct 08 07:37

Hutchins defends covert spying by state police

Hutchins, who was the Maryland State Police superintendent at the time of the surveillance, did say the agency was at fault for classifying 53 individuals of the anti-death penalty and war groups as terrorists in the state police database.

Oct 08 07:36

Hamas: Israeli military training on Gaza border prelude to offensive

The armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement on Wednesday said Israeli army exercises and training on Gaza Strip borders prove that Israel prepares for offensive.

Abu Obaida, a spokesman for al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, rejected Israeli statements that these training were defensive."The Israeli occupation has never been in a state of defense," AbuObaida said.

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Israel is most probably gearing up for yet another assault on Gaza - while the world turns a blind eye and deaf ear to the carnage which will result from it.

Oct 08 07:32

Olmert fails to get Russian guarantees on arms sales to Iran

Nearing the end of his term in office, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a lightning trip to Moscow this week in an effort to persuade the Kremlin not to sell advanced missile systems to Iran and Syria.

At the core of the talks was an Iranian request to purchase the advanced and long-range S-300 anti-aircraft missile system that would severely curtail the Israeli Air Force's freedom in the skies if a military strike was launched against the Iran's nuclear installations.

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The selling and installation of this Russian advanced missile system in Iran and Syria almost guarantees that Israel will not be able to launch successful attacks against these countries.

Olmert - and the Israeli governmental and military institutions - have just collectively been handed their hats by the Russians.

Oct 08 07:30

FLASHBACK: WaMu: ATMs out of cash; holds being placed on all deposits?

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Just a reminder of the warning signs to look for when a bank is about to go down.

Oct 08 07:26

Europe shares touch 5-yr lows, banks hardest hit

European shares plunged more than 7 percent to five-year lows in morning trade on Wednesday, with the deepening financial crisis sending jitters into the market that sector rescue packages failed to calm.

Oct 08 07:25

With Credit Drying Up, Car Buyers Bring Cash

The average down payment on financed car purchases has jumped nearly $1,000, about 20 percent, since July, and all-cash transactions are at their highest point in three years, according to data from the research firm J. D. Power & Associates.

Tighter credit was a crucial factor in the stunning 26.6-percent drop in September vehicle sales in the United States

Oct 08 07:22

Main witness in German neo-Nazi party trial exposed as secret service agent

Publication of the fact that one of the principal witnesses in the trial to ban the neo-fascist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) was, for many years, an informant of the German secret service has caused considerable difficulties for Interior Minister Otto Schily. At a press conference in Berlin last week, Schily (a member of the Social Democratic Party, SPD) categorically rejected demands by the opposition Christian Democrats that he resign. He did, however, admit to “serious errors” on the part of several prominent staff members in his ministry.

Oct 08 07:22

Scandal over informers halts banning of neo-Nazis

Germany's constitutional court rejected an attempt to ban the country's main neo-Nazi party yesterday after learning that the government had relied on evidence supplied by paid secret service informants to incriminate the organisation.

Oct 08 07:21

Palin in My Prayer Group, Says Witchcraft-fighting "Spiritual Warfare" Leader

At a three day religious conference held in Everett, Washington last summer, on June 13, 2008, Glazier described how, nearly two decades ago, her movement helped propel Alaska Independence Party candidate Walter J. Hickel, in an upset write-in campaign, into the Alaska governor's office: Glazier's new prayer group member, a 24 year old woman named Sarah Palin, would later follow.

Oct 08 07:20

AP Exclusive: Documents say detainee near insanity

A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Under the watch of this administration, this has become a nation which tortures.

Physical, psychological torture; you name it, we've done it, to the point of murder.

Unfortunately, the problem with torture is, as has been known from the time of the Inquisition, is that it produces the confession the torturers want to have, but it doesn't get the torturers the truth.

The other problem is, since the US appears to have - in all practical terms - defected from every human rights treaty to which is has ever been a signatory by their treatment of prisoners, this gives other countries the de facto permission to treat American captives just as we have treated "enemy combatants" here at home and abroad.

Let that one sink in for a minute.

Oct 08 07:16

Obama Coolly Dispatches Punch-Drunk McCain

So, ok, clearly Obama won again. We don't even need to see the polls to know that. He comes across as president already, while John McCain comes across as an angry doddering old man.

Here's what I don't understand. Essentially McCain made the same sort of mistakes he made last time. Not friendly enough, not calm, awful body language and so on. Not a statesman. Not a reassuring elder who's seen it all and who can be trusted to deal with it now.

Oct 08 07:15

The Dirty Details of Voter Purges

Thousands of Americans will likely show up to the polls on Nov. 4 to find they are no longer registered to vote. That's an estimate base on past elections and the findings of two leading research groups that found state-sanctioned voter purges are widely inaccurate.

Oct 08 07:13

Indonesia stock index tumbles 10 percent

Trading was suspended indefinitely Wednesday on the Jakarta Stock Exchange after shares plunged more than 10 percent on fears about the global financial crisis.

The benchmark JSX index tumbled 168.1 points, or 10.4 percent to 1,451.67 points before the trading halt was ordered just before midday.

Oct 08 07:08

There’s A Hole In My Bucket

What a cock up! Are you really such a fool? Can’t you see there’s a hole in your bucket, and no matter how hard you bail, nothing’s going over the side?

The ship is sinking, my Darling, and you know it.

Watching the news over the last weeks, and every day, you, your colleagues, your political “enemies,” mainstream commentators … you’ve all been lying through your teeth.

Oct 08 07:03

Playing Palestinians off Against Each Other

Palestinian fears of a possible development in the Hamas-Israel relationship are deeply rooted in the Islamic Resistance Movement’s history. The late president Yasser Arafat repeated more than once in closed circles that during peace negotiations, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had expressed regret for the earlier Israeli involvement in supporting and encouraging the creation of Hamas. Israel did this during the first intifada in order to counterbalance the growing strength and influence of the PLO.

Oct 08 07:02


Why ask forgiveness? Well, besides the religion forcing you to do so, asking for forgiveness makes one feel better, and cleanses the soul.

Just what sins are we asking forgiveness for… which Commandments were violated during the year?

Oct 08 07:01

US Dollar Doomed as Credit Crisis Turning into a Currency Crisis

When the precious metals were smashed out of nowhere and the dollar started climbing this summer I became very worried. I didn't question my conviction that commodities are in a bull market, or that precious metals in particular are undervalued. I felt something sinister was at work. Neither move was justified on a fundamental level. I assumed that something very bad was about to happen and the metals needed to be brought lower in advance of the bad news.

Oct 08 06:59

Federal Reserve Goes Commercial

The Federal Reserve got into the money markets on Tuesday, its latest move to try to thaw out gelling credit markets. The move failed to reverse the horrendous losses suffered by equity investors in recent weeks, but it had a small positive effect in the bond markets, the immediate object of the exercise.

Oct 08 06:58

Second Presidential Debate: Undecided Voters Move Decisively Toward Obama

Barack Obama once again won tonight’s debate, and undecided voters are prepared to move toward his candidacy, according to Democracy Corps research conducted around tonight’s second presidential debate. Unlike the first debate, when Democracy Corps research showed half the voters remaining undecided and the two candidates splitting the other half, the vote following the second debate showed a decisive shift toward Senator Obama.

Oct 08 06:57

China state paper lashes US monetary policy

The "tsunami" in the US financial system was touched off by short-sighted monetary policy and lax regulation, a leading Chinese state ne
wspaper said on Wednesday. The front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily is the latest in a stream of critical articles that have lashed US policy even as the Chinese central bank has said it endorses a Washington bailout plan.

Oct 08 06:53

Risky Credit Default Swaps Linked to Financial Troubles

Credit default swaps, these paper contracts turn out to be a key culprit in the current crisis, implicated in the demise of the giant brokerage company Bear Stearns, the giant insurer AIG, and perhaps more giants to come.

As of last year, according to an industry group, there were not $62 million, not $62 billion, but $62 trillion worth of credit default swaps out there. That's more than four times as much as the GDP of the entire U.S. economy.

But what are these things? In essence, they're just insurance contracts that pay off in the event of a disaster, a credit default.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's like you and your neighbor trading the fire insurance on your homes. Then he realizes that he can make money burning your house down! Kinda like that!

Oct 08 06:50

DEA Lays An Egg In Washington State: 5-Day Copter Patrols Net 20 Pot Plants

Wow and with gas being priced such as it is, along with additional personnel and equipment costs, at what cost to the taxpayers is this folly? And, but of course, like most outdoor eradication efforts, no one was arrested for the cultivated cannabis found by the government’s eyes in the sky. Like me, don’t you want to know the per/plant cost to taxpayers for this kind of ineffective eradication efforts?

Oct 08 06:48

Bankers Want World Economic Government To Solve Financial Crisis They Created

The world’s central bankers are gathering this week at the IMF-World Bank conference in Washington DC and are expected to grease the skids for the creation of a machinery of world economic governance under the pretext of preventing a repeat of the financial crisis, a global economic policeman to patrol a de-facto financial dictatorship.

Oct 08 06:47

Time Is Up Congress - And America

I must caution everyone - if you are not prepared for six months to two years of unemployment, you need to be. If you are dependent on credit to survive (that is, if you couldn't make it without your credit cards) you need to fix that now.

Like today now.

Oct 08 06:46

Fox Guarding The Henhouse: Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec To Oversee Bailout

Now that Hank Paulson, The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve have robbed American taxpayers of a sum likely to run into the trillions, the coup de grâce has arrived in the form of ex-Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari, who has been appointed by Paulson to dole out the ill-gotten gains of the bailout to the rest of the corporate crooks.

Conflict of interest doesn’t even come close - the fox guarding the henhouse is a more accurate summation. And the fact that he looks like a cross between Nosferatu and a villain from a Steven Segal movie doesn’t help.

Oct 08 06:45

Thursday is D-Day

Forget the stock market gyrations. Forget Bernanke and Paulson’s ineffective, unconstitutional schemes.

Thursday’s auction for Lehman’s credit default swaps (CDS) is much more important.


Well, if banks are reassured by the CDS auction, it could do more to free up frozen capital than all of the Fed and Treasury’s ill-conceived plans put together.

Oct 08 06:43

DOW OPENS TWO HUNDRED DOWN, THEN SPIKES TO +20, the hedsa down again

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Oct 08 06:32

U.S. Debt Too Big for National Debt Clock

The National Debt Clock, launched in 1989 when the nation’s debt was less than $3 trillion, cannot keep pace with the growing national debt, now at more than $10 trillion.

Oct 08 06:23

Taser Creates New Crowd Control Weapon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Evidently anticipating all the rioting that's going to be occurring in the Great Depression II, Taser International has invented a new weapon for 2009. ...

Oct 08 06:15


THE government is to invest £500bn of your money in British banks so they can lend it back to you with interest.

The historic move is being hailed as a lifeline for the financial system as long as nobody asks too many questions.

Julian Cook, chief economist at Corbett and Barker, said: "The government will give your money to the banks so the banks can start lending you that money, probably at around 7% APR.

"Thanks to all the interest you're paying on your own money, the banks will make billions of pounds again and normality will be restored."

Oct 08 06:08

Caught on camera: The world's deepest-dwelling fish five miles under the ocean's surface

British scientists have filmed a species of fish said to be the deepest-dwelling ocean animal ever captured on camera.

A team from Aberdeen University collaborated with their Tokyo counterparts to film the ghostly white Hadal snail fish off Japan’s east coast at a depth of 7,700m.

The fish live in total darkness at a depth where the pressure is equivalent to 1,600 elephants standing on the roof of a Mini.

Oct 08 06:01

Fed: Emergency cut

The Federal Reserve, working in coordination with other central banks worldwide, enacted an emergency interest rate cut on Wednesday.

The Fed lowered its fed funds rate by half of a percentage point to 1.5%. The central bank's statement said the move was necessary because of the worsening crisis in global financial markets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am watching the TV networks almost try and SELL the idea that this has to turn the market around.

I agree that in the past a lower rate would entice investors into borrowing more money for another spin of the Wall Street Wheel,. but I am not sure how well that will work now with the public perception that the dice are loaded and the table tilted against the small investor. We may see a slight uptick at the open where the suckers pile on for one more rise with lady luck, but I do not think it will work as well as the Fed hopes, and if it fails to work at all is when the panic will set in.

Oct 08 05:59

*video*The inevitable collapse of the dollar


Summary: Americans are living beyond their means and Asia is currently financing that. But eventually the Asians/Europeans will stop financing the USA and then the bubble will burst.