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March 25, 2009

Mar 25 05:37

Turley: Cheney war crimes probe would be 'shortest in history'

President Barack Obama said all the right things on 60 Minutes, according to Jonathan Turley. But no mere verbal rebuff to the former vice president will see the law upheld.

If Obama would step out of the way and allow prosecutors to look at evidence of alleged Bush administration war crimes, "it would be the shortest investigation in history," Turley said on a Monday episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Mar 25 05:31

Bend Over and Say, "Uncle Sam"

"There's no way around the fact that Geithner is a financial industry representative planted in the White House to do Wall Street's bidding. Institutional bias precludes him from doing his job and operating in the public interest. Thus, the first step in any financial rescue plan must be to remove Geithner, Summers and all the other parasitic Rubin-clones that have infected the present administration and bring in a whole new team. That will prepare the ground for nationalizing the banks and providing debt-relief to the people who need it most, the victims of Wall Street's Ponzi-credit bubble."

Mar 25 05:15

Elitist and Racist NYC Well Served by Moronic New York Times Editors Who are Still Hyping Jobs American Won't Do

The New York Times Written by THE EDITORS - The Competition for Low-Wage Jobs In a continuing series on immigration, Room for Debate this week moves on to the issue of how the economic crisis affects immigrants — both legal and illegal. [...]

We’ve asked several experts how the recession might alter competition for lower-wage jobs between workers born in the United States, who previously shunned these jobs, and immigrants who have been willing to take them. [...]

March 24, 2009

Mar 24 22:06

COLD FUSION ARCHIVE



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 24 22:02

Police raid home of Wikileaks.de domain owner over censorship lists

Some details of the search raise questions:

* Wikileaks was not contacted before the search, despite Wikileaks having at least two journalists which are recognized members of the German Press Association (Deutscher Presse Verband).
* The time of at least 11 police detectives was wasted conducting a futile raid on the private home of volunteer assistant to a media organization.
* Police asked for the passwords to the "wikileaks.de" domain and for the entire domain to be disabled.
* Mr Reppe was not informed of his rights; police documentation clearly shows that box to be left unchecked.
* Contrary to what is stated in the police protocol, Mr. Reppe did not agree to "not having a witness" present.

Mar 24 18:05

Divestment campaign gains momentum in Europe

The Swedish national pension fund AP7 is the latest institution to follow the socially responsible investment example of Dutch ASN Bank by excluding the French transportation giant Alstom from its portfolio. Alstom was excluded because of the company's involvement in Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

Mar 24 18:04

CNN Asks an Obvious Question: "Should USA Still be AAA?"

So far, major credit rating firms such as Moody's and Standard & Poor's have yet to take any steps to lower the U.S. credit rating -- despite the increased spending and concerns about rising budget deficits.

Still, some smaller rating agencies have already lowered their U.S. rating. Egan-Jones Group actually removed the AAA rating from U.S. debt four years ago, well before the current crisis in financial markets prompted trillions in government bailouts.

Mar 24 17:49

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR


Mar 24 17:45

1 dead, one injured in Miami Burger King shooting

Police said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store at Biscayne Boulevard and 54th Street and demanded money from a clerk.

A customer, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun, said Officer Jeff Giordano, a Miami police spokesman.

The customer and robber exchanged fire.

The robber was shot dead at the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!

Mar 24 17:31

Veterans For Peace YouTube Channel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YouTube channel of tonight's radio guest.

Mar 24 17:30

The War Crimes Times - In America We’re locking up mothers While the war criminals walk free

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of tonight's radio show guest.

Mar 24 17:19

Obama invites online questions

US President Barack Obama today encouraged Americans to submit their questions about the economy over the internet and said he will answer some of them live on the White House website on Friday.
"This is an experiment, but it's also an opportunity for me to look at a computer and get a snapshot of what Americans across the country care about," Mr Obama said in a video message on the website.


Mar 24 17:18

Man on murder charge after alleged burglar stabbed to death

A MAN is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing a would-be burglar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of tells you whose side the government is on!

Mar 24 14:48

How The News Networks Lie by Telling the Truth

Mar 24 14:35

UN: Israel broke six-month truce in Gaza

A new UN report exposes a bit of misinformation peddled by the US and Israel and shatters the Zionist illusion that the Gaza war was legal.

The report, prepared by human rights investigator Richard Falk, confirms that Tel Aviv was indeed the party that violated the Egyptian-brokered six-month truce in Gaza.

Mar 24 13:05

U.S. capex financing index falls again

Financing for capital equipment investment tumbled for the seventh straight month in February, according to a trade group representing lenders who finance half the capex investment in the United States.


Mar 24 12:57

Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Part 1)

The following list (also see Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) is the culmination of a three-year project to record the stories of all the prisoners held at the US prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Mar 24 12:53

The Ultimate Bluff! - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - And it looks like a good one too.

Blooomberg - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - Scott Lanman The Federal Reserve will make its first purchases of long-term Treasuries tomorrow in a $300 billion effort to bring down borrowing costs that’s unprecedented since the 1960s.

Mar 24 12:44

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 36% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4

Mar 24 12:43

Rabbis Spell It Out To IDF: 'KILL THE GOYIM'

Rabbis in the Israeli army told battlefield troops in January's Gaza offensive that they were fighting a 'religious war' against gentiles, it has been revealed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those who can be convinced to believe absurdities can be convinced to commit atrocities!


Mar 24 12:08

Scientists in possible cold fusion breakthrough

Researchers at a US Navy laboratory have unveiled what they say is "significant" evidence of cold fusion, a potential energy source that has many skeptics in the scientific community.

The scientists on Monday described what they called the first clear visual evidence that low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), or cold fusion devices can produce neutrons, subatomic particles that scientists say are indicative of nuclear reactions.

"Our finding is very significant," said analytical chemist Pamela Mosier-Boss of the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect to see a flood of news articles ridiculing this announcement, as we have seen a flood of news articles ridiculing Cold Fusion ever since the initial announcement.

If Cold Fusion were to be proven and the general public aware of it, it would change the world. Oil would be obsolete except as a lubricant and raw material for plastics. Cars would be electric and self-powered. So would homes. Large centralized power companies, always a target for terrorists, would not longer be needed. Small electronics would be self-powered for the lifetime of the owner. Batteries as we know them now would be instantly obsolete.

Now, I have not had the time or resources to look into this myself, so I do not know where the truth lies on this issue.

What I do know is ...

1. There are a great many very wealthy US corporations which would find Cold Fusion a threat to their wealth and power.

2. Human-Caused Global Warming has proven that scientists can be bought to support a political agenda.

3. The US Government and media lied to us all about Saddam's nuclear weapons.

4. The courts have ruled that since there is no law requiring the US mainstream media to tell the truth about anything, that news corporations have a legal right to fire any reporter who refuses to lie when ordered to do so.

Mar 24 11:52

Awakening Fighters Rally Against Maliki Govt

Promises of Jobs Were Never Kept, Militia Members Complain

Mar 24 11:52

Guantanamo inmates in new legal fight

Lawyers have filed two court challenges against the Obama administration's treatment of Guantanamo detainees and its future plans for the men, most of whom have been held for years without trial.

One motion obtained by AFP on Monday was filed on behalf of Chinese Uighur, Huzaifat Parhat. He was among 17 Uighur ordered released by a US court in June seven years after their arrest, but who remain in detention at the remote US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, southern Cuba.

Mar 24 11:51

Riots break out in Arab Israeli town during ultra-nationalist Jewish march

Rising ethnic tensions were underscored in Israel today as violent clashes took place in one of Israel's biggest Arab towns between Jewish ultra-nationalists and local youths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ultra-nationalists?"

That rings a bell.

Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?


Mar 24 11:48

Strip-Search of Girl Tests Limit of School Policy

The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, “they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,” she said. “They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.”

Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on April 21.

Mar 24 11:47

Former Senator Santorum is No Expert on Islam!

Mr. Santorum–notorious for spewing anti-Muslim bigotry–argued that Americans know “too little” about Islam. He said he believes Muslims’ religious views cannot be changed or altered and this is why Middle Easterners reject American “democratic” ideals.

Oh please, Mr. Santorum, save us the agony of your “promoting democracy” trash talk! You don’t promote democracy by the use of “shock and awe”, nor by invading and occupying two sovereign nations or calling for the bombing Iran.

The last time a Middle Eastern nation had a genuine and free election in January 2006, the United States, along with Israel led the Western nations in a boycott of the election results by imposing collective punishment on the Palestinian people.

Mar 24 11:46

Wall Street celebrates government windfall for banks and big investors

Wall Street erupted in a demonstration of euphoria and greed Monday as the Obama administration announced a plan to offload bankers' bad debts that amounts to an unprecedented looting of taxpayer funds to benefit the financial elite.

Mar 24 11:43

Ron Paul's H.R. 1207 Now Has 42 Co-Sponsors

If you don't see your rep on this list, contact him/her today and urge them to support the bill!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie is a co-sponsor.


Mar 24 11:41

"You can very easily erase entries" - Cleveland State University Finds Problems In Election Machines

The Premier software does not keep track of ballot deletions, according to a recent report by the California secretary of state. The software also records the wrong entry date and time for some ballots and allows audit logs to be deleted.

Such flaws mean that insiders could tamper with election results, then erase their electronic trail.

Mar 24 11:37

Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis

The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces.

Mar 24 11:33

ISRAELI ARMY IS “MORAL AND IDEOLOGICAL”

‘NO WAY…..NO HOW!’
BUT, that seems to be the opinion of Israel’s top military officer, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. In a speech he was quoted as saying; “I tell you that this is a moral and ideological army”.

Moral and ideological army??????? Killing innocent children, women and hundreds of civilians is moral? Strange code of ethics these zionists seem to have….

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Mar 24 11:31

OBAMA TOONS OF THE WEEK



Lockerdome
Mar 24 11:28

Back to the old-new “three-regions” argument

The U.S. still considers the possibility of dividing Iraq into three regions, the Kurds in northern Iraq, the Sunnis in the center and the Shiite in the South.

Which means that the U.S. authorities unaware of the consequences, because such a division could cause political problems with neighboring countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But it will make Israel happy, and that is all that matters!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 11:21

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH OBAMA'S JOB PERFORMANCE

YES - HE IS THE MASSIAH!
8% (286 votes)
YES - A BIT BETTER THAN DUBYA
28% (961 votes)
NO - A BIT WORSE THAN DUBYA
6% (196 votes)
NO - A TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT
58% (2008 votes)
Total votes: 3451
Mar 24 11:19

Poll: Do You Think Geithner is Worse than Paulson, Better, or More of the Same?

Leading economists have said that Geithner's actions are just more of the same. For example, Paul Krugman says that "Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has persuaded President Obama to recycle Bush administration policy".

In fact, Geithner is throwing a lot more money at the banks, hedge funds and other bigs than Paulson did.

Mar 24 11:11

MY OTHER CAR WAS TAKEN BY WALL STREET (New WRH store product)


Mar 24 10:14

Nobel Economist Stiglitz: Geithner Plan Will Rob Taxpayers, Won't Work

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Actually it DOES work! Robbing the taxpayers IS the plan!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 10:02

I Knew Bernie Madoff Was Cheating, That's Why I Invested with Him

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then your profits are knowingly the proceeds from a crime and subject to a claw back for the victims!

Mar 24 09:47

Geithner urges overhaul of financial regulations

Geithner told a Washington conference that the Obama administration plans to work with Congress to put in place a stronger, more stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We HAD a "stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure!" But Congress repealed it all in 1999!

Mar 24 09:45

New Powers for Geithner - Seizure of Companies

The Obama administration will ask Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said this morning.

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is set to argue for the new powers at a hearing today on Capitol Hill that was scheduled to address the furor over bonuses paid to executives at American International Group, which the government has propped up with about $180 billion in federal aid. Administration officials say the proposed authority would have allowed them to seize AIG last fall and wind down its operations at less cost to taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it the responsibility of the US Government to save AIG's counterparties form their own poor choices?

Why is it the responsibility of the US taxpayer to pick up the tab?


Mar 24 09:42

FBI’s mole in Real IRA ‘was dishonest as the day is long’

An FBI spy who infiltrated the Real IRA was involved in picking up runaway teenage girls to sleep with and “keep like puppy dogs”, the Omagh bomb civil action has heard.

Lawyers for jailed terror chief Michael McKevitt likened David Rupert to an iceberg, with nearly all of his treachery unexposed beneath the surface.

Rupert was a con-man prepared to do anything short of murder, and anyone who tangled with him came off badly, it was claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I ran into a lot of FBI informants back during the Vietnam/COINTELPRO days and they are all pretty much like this loser.

Mar 24 09:39

FBI informant on RNC protesters found guilty in unrelated case

An FBI informant during last September's RNC protests has been found guilty of assault and property damage charges in an unrelated incident.

Mar 24 09:37

FBI investigates lobbying firm that is generous donor to Dicks, Murray

Questions have been raised about whether some PMA-related campaign contributions were actually given by the people listed as donors. For example, thousands of dollars in contributions to Dicks, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers came from a sommelier and a golf-club employee who were identified as PMA officials on some campaign-finance reports.

Mar 24 09:35

PJB: The Weimar Solution

Deflation is what America underwent in the 1930s. A Fed-created bubble burst, causing margin calls to go out to stockholders, who ran to their banks that, besieged, collapsed, wiping out a third of our money. As Milton Friedman, who won a Nobel for his thesis that the Federal Reserve caused the Great Depression, told PBS in 2000:

“For every $100 in paper money, in deposits, in cash, in currency, in existence in 1929, by the time you got to 1933 there was only about $65, $66 left. And that extraordinary collapse in the banking system, with about a third of the banks failing … with millions of people having their savings essentially washed out, that decline was utterly unnecessary.


Mar 24 09:33

Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Insulin Resistance

A new study in mice sheds light on at least part of the reason for the insulin resistance that can come from diets high in high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods.

Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose, and in the process can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. NAFLD in turn leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

Mar 24 09:14

Israel slams UN rights report on Gaza

Israel on Tuesday slammed as "one-sided" a report by a UN human rights investigator which said its three-week war on the Gaza Strip was possibly a war crime.

"Unfortunately this is a further example of the very one-sided, unbalanced and unfair attitude of the (UN) Human Rights Council," government spokesman Mark Regev told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, in fairness if the United Nations is going to report every time Israel drops white phosphorus onto a Gazan school yard, they should report an incident of the Gazans dropping white phosphorus on an Israel school yard! Yes, I know the Gazans didn't actually do that, but it would be fair for the UN to say that they did!!!!" -- Tel Aviv

(Ahem) Israel, you are raising on a busted flush on this one. Quit while you still have some dignity ... never mind.

Mar 24 09:11

U.N. reports say Israel targeted civilians in Gaza

United Nations investigators said on Monday Israel violated a range of human rights during its invasion of Gaza, including targeting civilians and using a child as a human shield.

The accusations came in reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council which also called for an urgent end to Israeli restrictions on humanitarian supplies to Gaza and a full international investigation into the conflict.

"Civilian targets, particularly homes and their occupants, appear to have taken the brunt of the attacks, but schools and medical facilities have also been hit," said one report by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bias! BIAS! Biasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbias ... oooooh they are just a bunch of anti-Semites over there at the United Nations and NOBODY should ever listen to anything they say about Israel!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 09:07

The Big Takeover

No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country's heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.


Mar 24 09:04

Obama Dials Down Wall Street Criticism

Bankers were shell-shocked, especially when Congress moved to heavily tax bonuses. When administration officials began calling them to talk about the next phase of the bailout, the bankers turned the tables. They used the calls to lobby against the antibonus legislation, Wall Street executives say. Several big firms called Treasury and White House officials to urge a more reasonable approach, both sides say. The banks' message: If you want our help to get credit flowing again to consumers and businesses, stop the rush to penalize our bonuses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Let us keep our bonuses or we'll wreck the economy!"

Mar 24 08:59

Time to believe Gaza war crimes allegations

Ashkenazi reacted like most Israelis - as though the reports, including those in Haaretz and Maariv, were the first about the Gaza offensive that were issued by someone other than the military spokesman or the military reporters, who rely on him for their information. But ample information was available from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports, based on statements collected from hundreds of people in the Gaza Strip in January and February.

Ashkenazi, like other Israelis, could have read the Red Cross' protest during the offensive, that the IDF prevented medical teams from reaching wounded Palestinians by shooting at them. He or his aides could have gone to the Web site set up by Israeli human rights organizations, which was full of reports and testimonies.

Mar 24 08:43

NYPD Detective Accused of Lying About Drug Bust

The indictment says Eager appeared before a grand jury after several people were charged with drug possession in November 2007. Prosecutors say her testimony was contradicted by video surveillance tape of the arrests. All charges were dropped against the defendants.

Mar 24 08:34

People died at Three Mile Island

As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.

That quickly proved to be false.

The public was then told the releases were controlled and done purposely to alleviate pressure on the core.

Both those assertions were false.

The public was told the releases were "insignificant."

But stack monitors were saturated and unusable, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission later told Congress it did not know---and STILL does not know---how much radiation was released at Three Mile Island, or where it went.


Mar 24 08:33

UN expert 'biased' on Israel's Gaza offensive: US

The United States Monday said UN expert Richard Falk was "biased" in calling for an investigation on Israel's January offensive in the Gaza Strip on grounds it could be construed as a war crime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we have Israeli soldiers admitting they committed war crimes in Gaza and the US Government still continues to act as Israel's whore at the United Nations.

Mar 24 08:31

Extremists stir bloody clashes in Israel

The clashes erupted on Tuesday when a number of extremist Jews entered the town to stage a march and encountered Arab residents of the city who had called for a ban on the demonstration.

Mar 24 08:30

U.S. fund for developing electric cars is untouched

The U.S. Energy Department has $25 billion to make loans to hasten the arrival of the next generation of automotive technology - electric-powered cars. But no money has been allocated so far, even though the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan program, established in 2007, has received applications from 75 companies, including start-ups as well as the three Detroit automakers.

Mar 24 08:29

Car Bomb Found Near Crowded Israeli Mall

Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said that the car had been stolen from East Jerusalem and that officials are trying to determine the source of the explosives and the route traveled by those responsible. The fact that the explosives-laden vehicle was able to enter a major civilian area deep inside Israel without detection constituted a major breach of Israel's normally tight security system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meaning that this was a staged false-flag attack to justify Netenyahu's plan for new wars in Gaza and Lebanon.



Pixfuture
Mar 24 08:28

NYPD rookie cop accused of crippling Brooklyn man in victim lawsuit

A Brooklyn man ended up a paraplegic because a rookie cop "asserting his authority" made him tumble three stories off a rooftop, the man's lawyer charged Monday.

Mar 24 08:25

Terror threat to UK has risen, Home Office says

The threat to the UK from terrorist groups obtaining chemical, biological or nuclear weapons has increased, the Home Office said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The terrorists gonna GITCHA if you don't do what we tell you!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Mar 24 07:03

Demonstrating just how third world the US has become- Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Tuberculosis

FOX NEWS HARRISBURG, Pa., "In 2008, we saw an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis and we are seeing more cases resistant to medication, which makes the disease more difficult and costly to treat," said Secretary James. "We must continue to be diligent in our efforts to educate the public about this disease in order to prevent its spread."

Mar 24 07:02

Shocker: 'Global warming' simply no longer happening

This may come as bad news for Al Gore.

The modest global warming trend has stopped – maybe even reversed itself.

And it's not just the record low temperatures experienced in much of the world this winter.

For at least the last five years, global temperatures have been falling, according to tracking performed by Roy Spencer, the climatologist formerly of NASA.

"Global warming" was going to bring more and more horrific hurricanes, climate change scientists and the politicians who subscribed to their theories said. But since 2005, only one major hurricane has struck North America.


Mar 24 05:43

Treasury to Buy Troubled Assets…Again

This rally began with the profitability assurances of Citigroup’s CEO, a repeat of last years “Assurances” (which were lies) and will soon end with the announcement of the proposed purchase of troubled assets by the Treasury Secretary, another repeat of 2008.

Mar 24 03:51

Coolest picture of Redoubt on the web

This is taken as the sun is either setting or rising, hence the orange color. But what a spectacular shot, eh?

Mar 24 03:02

Nafta’s Promise, Unfulfilled - Or Was it the Economists' Delusion?

The New York Times Elisabeth Malkin MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s former president, Carlos Salinas, used to promise that free trade and foreign investment would jump-start this country’s development, empowering a richer and more prosperous Mexico “to export goods, not people.”

Mexico’s exports have exploded under Nafta, quintupling to $292 billion last year, but Mexico is still exporting people too, almost half a million each year, seeking opportunities in the United States that they do not have at home.

Mar 24 02:52

Sweden Says No to Saving Saab

The New York Times Sarah Lyall TROLLHATTAN, Sweden — Saab Automobile may be just another crisis-ridden car company in an industry full of them. But just as the fortunes of Flint, Mich., are permanently entangled with General Motors, so it is impossible to find anyone in this city in southwest Sweden who is not somehow connected to Saab.

Struggling for its own survival, G.M. has said it will completely pull out of Saab by the end of 2009, a course that Ms. Olofsson, the enterprise minister, described as tantamount to declaring “that they wash their hands of Saab and drop it into the laps of the Swedish taxpayers.”



Taboola

March 23, 2009

Mar 23 22:20

Climate Change Myths and Facts

A recent controversy over claims about climate science by Post op-ed columnist George F. Will raises a critical question: Can we ever know, on any contentious or politicized topic, how to recognize the real conclusions of science and how to distinguish them from scientific-sounding spin or misinformation?

Mar 23 21:46

Video - Fool Me Twice - Official Release (2002 Bali bombings/East Timor Documentary)

Exposing the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali bombings (including '93 WTC attack) and subsequent anti-terror legislation forced through parliament. Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/foolmetwicethemovie

Mar 23 21:30

FoxPan, IsCan, and Galloway

Macleans (a Canadian news magazine /SR) is all confused about who is keeping Galloway out of Canada. They wonder what part the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) actually played in it. They should have asked me. None, except to carry out orders. The government lied, period. Does it all the time. The Canadian JDL has blown the cover by going on record as saying they opposed Galloway's entry into the country. See the video where Galloway confronts them in my earlier blog entry. And don't forget Kenney's pals, the rabbis.

Jews have a lot of occult guilt over what's being done to Palestinians and hidden guilt tends to express itself by creating more of same.

The utterly hypocritical alliance between Israel and evangelic Christianity (one side suckering the other into supporting it by turning itself into a "Holy Land" theme park - the other side playing nice while plotting to either convert all the Jews from their inferior religion, or happily consign them to eternal hellfire) has allowed some of the worst crimes in history.

Mar 23 21:17

Ryan Dawson's website

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of tonight's LNR radio show guest.

Mar 23 20:09

The Origins of John F. Kennedy’s Struggle against the CIA

A couple months ago I wrote a DU post titled “The GAME”, which I began by noting the many unmentionable things in U.S. politics, and I concluded that the purpose of the censoring of so many important issues is the creation of an alternate reality among a critical mass of the American people. The belief in that alternate reality is necessary in order to convince the American people to continue to play the GAME that has been laid out for them by the GAME’s masters. For the actual reality of the GAME’s methods and purposes, I believe, is so terrible that if people consciously recognized it they would refuse to play, and the GAME would have to be radically altered or come to an end – peaceful or otherwise. The ultimate purpose of the GAME’s masters is to arrange the world to their advantage or according to the way that they believe things should be. In pursuit of their goals we have wars, overthrow of sovereign governments, and obscene wealth accumulation into the hands of the GAME’s masters and prime players.

Mar 23 20:05

Activists confront AIPAC donors with checkpoint

Story below:
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Activists confront AIPAC donors with checkpoint outside fundriaser
Press release, Ad-hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East - Los Angeles, 11 March 2009

Activists set up a mock Israeli checkpoint outside the AIPAC fundraiser. (Roxane Auer)

Mar 23 18:45

The Guard Who Found Islam

Terry Holdbrooks stood watch over prisoners at Gitmo. What he saw made him adopt their faith.

Mar 23 18:03

FLASHBACK - CONGRESS PASSES WIDE-RANGING BILL EASING BANK LAWS

Congress approved landmark legislation today that opens the door for a new era on Wall Street in which commercial banks, securities houses and insurers will find it easier and cheaper to enter one another's businesses.

...

The decision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 provoked dire warnings from a handful of dissenters that the deregulation of Wall Street would someday wreak havoc on the nation's financial system. The original idea behind Glass-Steagall was that separation between bankers and brokers would reduce the potential conflicts of interest that were thought to have contributed to the speculative stock frenzy before the Depression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As mentioned on the LNR radio show this evening.

Mar 23 17:31

Vatican plots battle with Dan Brown over Da Vinci Code sequel

It was described as a “phantasmagorical cocktail of inventions”, a “masonic plot” and a “pot pourri of lies”. Now a nervous Vatican is braced for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and the return of its nemesis, Dan Brown.

Mar 23 17:05

Commander confirms Netanyahu war plans

Israel is preparing for all-out war on multiple fronts that include Iran, Syria and Lebanon, a senior military commander claims.

Israeli army Home Front Command Major General Yair Golan said Sunday that Tel Aviv is preparing for "all possible scenarios", indicating that one such scenario would be to fight a simultaneous war against Iran, Syria and Lebanon.

Mar 23 16:50

Rate Obama's Progress (poll results)

With ten being the best and zero the worst, rate how you think the President has done so far in office:

Mar 23 16:50

Head of China's Central Bank Proposes New World Currency

There have been rumors and announcements from China about a new reserve currency.

And the IMF has said that it is considering printing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of its own currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that what got us INTO this mess?

Mar 23 16:49

FLASHBACK - William S. Cohen Elected to AIG Board

American International Group, Inc.'s Board of Directors announced the election of former United States Secretary of Defense and former United States Senator William S. Cohen as a Director.

Mar 23 16:48

Obama Envoy Richard Holbrooke Served On AIG's Board

Mar 23 16:44

Oops: Colbert wins space station name contest

NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey Stephen, WE GOT THERE FIRST!!!!!!!!!

Mar 23 16:39

IDF soldiers ordered to shoot at Gaza rescuers, note says

"Rules of Engagement: Open fire also upon rescue," was handwritten in Hebrew on a sheet of paper found in one of the Palestinian homes the Israel Defense Forces took over during Operation Cast Lead. A reservist officer who did not take part in the Gaza offensive believes that the note is part of orders a low-level commander wrote before giving his soldiers their daily briefing.

Mar 23 16:10

As credit markets froze, banks loaned millions to insiders

Banks nationwide hold $41 billion in loans to directors, top executives and other insiders, a portfolio that experts say should be stripped of secrecy.

Mar 23 16:05

Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Track

Two top lawyers in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are former RIAA lawyers: Donald Verrilli Jr. is the associate deputy attorney general who brought down Grokster and fought to prevent a retrial in the Jammie Thomas case. Then there's the No. 2 in the DOJ, Tom Perrilli. As Verrilli's former boss, Perrilli argued in 2002 that internet service providers should release customer information to the RIAA even without a court subpoena.

Mar 23 16:04

B-2 Bomber Radar Spectrum Accidentally Sold, Adds to Military Bandwidth Woes

Last year during the bandwidth auction, the portion of the spectrum used by the B-2 bomber's Raytheon APQ-181 radar was accidentally sold to an obscure multinational organization according to Military.com. As a result, U.S. taxpayers will be footing the over $1B USD bill to replace the radar in the 20 remaining jets.

Mar 23 16:02

'IDF troops used 11-year-old boy as human shield in Gaza'

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used an 11-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield during the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a group of UN human rights experts said Monday.

IDF troops ordered the boy to walk in front of soldiers being fired on in the Gaza neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa and enter buildings before them, said the UN secretary-general's envoy for protecting children in armed conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Moral army, eh?

Mar 23 14:07

Russia could focus on tactical nuclear weapons for subs

Russia may prioritize the development of nuclear-powered attack submarines armed with nuclear-capable cruise missiles in the future, while maintaining its fleet of strategic subs, a senior Navy official said.

Mar 23 13:32

Bankruptcy is Economic Stimulus

We should have learned from Japan. The 1990's is referred to as Japan's "lost decade" because of the zombie banks kept on life support by the Japanese government. Any productivity was redirected through these engines of wealth destruction, resulting in long term stagnation.

Mar 23 13:27

How big a deal is the loss of the dollar's reserve status?

The process of foreign nations extracting themselves from the dollar is not going to be pretty.

Mar 23 13:24

Existing Home Sales Fall 4.6%

Home prices dropped 15% from the same period one year ago; Despite the price drop, sales fell 4.6%. How anyone can try to spin this as a positive is beyond my mathematical comprehension.

Mar 23 13:07

IDF officer: Testimonies of lax moral standards in Gaza are 'exaggerated'

"The reports were exaggerated and any deviations from the IDF's moral standards will be dealt with," GOC Home Front Command Major General Yair Golan said during a panel discussion at the Institute of National Defense Research in Tel-Aviv.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We were very moral when we poured white phosphorus on those children. after all, they would have grown up to be terrorists, so that makes it okay!"

Mar 23 13:04

U.S. sought ex-Guantanamo detainee's silence-court

U.S. government lawyers tried to get a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay to sign a deal saying he had never been tortured and that he would not speak to the media as a condition of his release, according to documents presented in Britain's High Court.

U.S. lawyers also wanted Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian citizen held at Guantanamo for more than 4 years, to plead guilty to secure his freedom, even though he was never charged with a crime, according to documents released by two judges who ruled in the High Court case.

Mar 23 12:49

The Second American Revolution

Mar 23 12:48

Real estate investors: ‘Tsunami’ still ahead

“The job market will be the last piece of this to recover,” said economist Sam Chandan, a panelist at the quarterly meeting of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council. REIAC members were polled on questions including where unemployment will top out; 64 percent said it could go as high as 12 percent.

Mar 23 12:42

THE TAKEOVER OF AMERICA / REPUBLIC BECOMES OLIGARCHY

America has become an oligarchy ( a government ruled by a powerful few ) versus a Republic ( a government limited by law ) as the banking and Wall Street Masters of the Universe continue their tyranny and class economic rape while the public ignites in furor.

Mar 23 12:42

What ARE the Toxic Assets Everyone Is Talking About?

I obviously agree with Krugman, Smith, Mish and everyone else who is not directly making money off of this scam that it is a horrible plan which will probably fail and end up sticking it to the taxpayer.

Mar 23 12:41

Judgment Day for Geithner

It is in this atmosphere of simmering public fury that Geithner will announce the details of his long-awaited plan for removing up to $1 trillion of toxic assets from the balance sheets of some of the country's biggest banks. Information about Geithner's "Public-Private Partnership" and the so called Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) has been spotty so far, but enough is known about the plan to predict that it will likely be the noose into which Geithner thrusts his scrawny neck bringing his dismal career at Treasury to a end. The country will not endure another pretentious-sounding banker-friendly flim flam, which is precisely what Geithner has in mind.

Mar 23 12:40

Improvement on 'Self-hater'...'Uncle Tom Israelbasher'

First Melanie Phillips accuses Haaretz and all others of the blood libel for suggesting that the atrocities in Gaza were anything other than an accident. Then she calls these critics "Uncle Tom Israelbasher" and says the phenomenon is "global." She's got a point there; it is global.

Mar 23 12:39

Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless!

Mar 23 12:37

China Backs Russian Call To Discuss Replacing US Dollar

MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - China and other emerging nations back Russia's call for a discussion on how to replace the dollar as the world's primary reserve currency, a senior Russian government source said on Thursday. Russia has proposed the creation of a new reserve currency, to be issued by international financial institutions, among other measures in the text of its proposals to the April G20 summit published last Monday.

Calls for a rethink of the dollar's status as world's sole benchmark currency come amid concerns about its long-term value as the U.S. Federal Reserve moved to pump more than a trillion dollars of new cash into the ailing economy late Wednesday.

Mar 23 12:35

New Afghan Puppet to Be Appointed

The United States is poised to appoint a new leader in Afghanistan. It seems that Washington is disappointed with the work of current Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Karzai is the former Unocal executive who was appointed and then later "elected" President following the NATO invasion and defeat of the Taliban government of Afghanistan in 2001. Karzai's rule has been marked by two related and disturbing trends: a deteriorating security situation and an increase in opium production. Though these developments are nothing new, almost to the point where they could be considered traditional in the region, (read your history) the Americans seem to have had about enough of Karzai, thinking that they can find a better puppet.

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