Big Banks: Profits for us, losses for you - video ~ link
Home equity lines have dried up across the US ~ link ~ That is really fundamentally very bad news for the American economy. The $12.8 TRILLION that we spent on the bailout was nothing but the largest rip-off in human history. It has done nothing to end the Depression!
Cash-strapped USA running out of unemployment money ~ link ~ Oh yes, the "recession" is almost over and everything is 'coming up roses'. The reality is 2010 promises to be 'one hell of a year'.
Compulsory private health insurance: Just another bailout of the financial sector ~ link ~ here is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums—and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can’t afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance ‘reform’ that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street. . . . This is just another bailout of the
Rather than focusing on making health care affordable, the bills focus on how to force people either to buy health insurance if they don’t have it, or to pay more for it if they do. If you don’t have insurance and don’t purchase it, you will be subject to a hefty fine. And if you do purchase it, premiums, co-pays, co-insurance payments and deductibles are liable to keep health care cripplingly expensive. Most of the people who don't have health care can't afford to pay the deductibles, so they will never use the plans they are forced to buy.
US planes sprayed Virus over the Ukraine? ~ link ~ Modern electronic news media has the effect of overloading us with information that we retain for short periods only. Only weeks ago, the Ukraine was hit with the first major Advanced Biological War in history. Two million people became ill in just over a month, but only about 500 died. Large numbers of eye witnesses witnessed the low level spraying of western Ukrainian cities just before the mass outbreak of illnesses began. The world's news media has been mostly silent about this earth shaking event; not even reporting the Ukrainian Plague until about 3 weeks into it; still never dealing with who/how/why attacked the civilian population of this large central European nation with biological warfare. Or what this most recent event means for our near future.
The Rockefeller Foundation's Molecular Vision of Life ~ link
Iranian protests spark fresh clashes in Tehran ~ link ~ It would be wonderful if the theocracy were overthrown in Iran, but I think we are some years away from this. I suspect that the CIA and others are making a major effort to fund/support/control the clashes but I suspect that it will not be sufficient to effect a revolution. Also see: At least 8 dead in street battles in Tehran ~ link
Illuminati Vowed in 1969: 'Travel Will Be More Difficult" ~ link
Netanyahu to visit Mubarak next week ~ link ~ link ~ One wonders about the very recent visit by Mubarak to various Arab capitals after the key Iranian visit to him about a week ago.
400 Members of Gaza aid convoy lead by George Galloway, MP declares a Hunger Strike to protest Egypt's refusal to allow the convoy into Hamas-ruled territory via the Red Sea ~ link ~ The world is supporting the trapped citizens of the Gaza Strip over Israeli aggression. Israel needs to recognize the long term danger of this and change its actual policies not just its 'spin' on events.
Israeli tanks in small scale invasion of areas in southern and northern Gaza Strip ~ link ~ Always sticking a thumb in the eye of the Arabs does not make for peace or safety for Israel.
US Intelligence: Iran nuke document was forged ~ link ~ Another lie bites the dust.
Birth defects in Gaza from Israeli bombs - video ~ link
America: Israeli plan to build in East Jerusalem harms the 'peace process' ~ link ~ What 'peace process'? The last time there was any real movement on a 'peace process' was the agreement between Israel, Egypt, Jordon, and USA whereby American money paid off the Egyptians and Jordanians to effect peace on those borders (payment is yearly and continues to this day and it works).
Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman: No peace deal in the next ten to twenty years ~ link ~ Even as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to lure the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that he does not see any chance for a comprehensive agreement in the next 10 to 20 years.
Just the Beginning of an all-out war ~ link ~ One year ago in Gaza. This was so unnecessary and so brutal on unarmed trapped civilians included the injured and children, it was a totally insane and totally evil strategy.
2000-2010 Decoding the Decade - Buzzwords ~ link
US steps up Drone Attacks and Assassinations in AfPak "surge" ~ link ~ All of which is widening the war, a senseless war that America, UK, NATO cannot afford.
Kabul 40 Years Ago vs. Kabul Today ~ link
Prime Minister Putin opens Russia's new oil route to Asia ~ link ~ Russia has surpassed
Russia stops oil exports via Ukrainian ports - Fears gas purchase problems with Ukraine ~ link
Medvedev tells off key ally of Putin ~ link
Neya nuclear Akula II Class attack submarine enters service with Russian Navy - to be leased to Indian Navy as the INS Chakra ~ link
Jack Straw and Gang of 'Fearless Five' to oust Gordon Brown? ~ link ~ It will be difficult to force Brown to go if he wants to stay. They will have to use blackmail of one type or another. But that is a two-way street and Gordon knows how to fight dirty also.
Brown urged by colleagues to end 'class war' attacks on Tories ~ link ~Jack Straw and Tessa Jowell both gave interviews on Sunday distancing themselves from Mr Brown’s criticism of his opponent’s
Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, also harbours private concerns that the “class war” attacks may alienate voters in middle England.
PM Gordon Brown rules out snap election in March - Plans May 6th national election ~ link ~ He knows he is not going to be in office after the next election so he is waiting till the last minute for the election.
Key Brown financial backer, Lord Paul, faces Scotland Yard investigation along with Eric Ilsley, MP and Lord Taylor of Warwick ~ link ~ It is interesting to note, that of the over 90 hereditary peers with voting privileges in the House of Lords, not even one has been under suspicion.
Scottish title of Baron for sale by Lord Stirling ~ link
China 'rescues' hijacked crew and ship in Indian Ocean ~ link
Thailand deports thousands of Hmong to communist Laos ~ link
Avalanches in Italian Alps kill seven ~ link
Pope visits soup kitchen with very tight security ~ link ~ I have long said that the Pope needs to spend more time in soup kitchens, hospitals and the like, then just being a Sovereign religious leader dealing with affairs of state and Church government.
10.8 Million jobs created in Brazil under Lula ~ link
Birth of Brazil's new middle class helps US auto manufacturers in their fight to survive ~ link ~ While the American middle class dies a slow death.
Mistletoe cures woman of cancer ~ link ~ Yes but Big Pharma can't patent Mistletoe.
Croatia presidential race goes into run-off ~ link
Dark Days at the Center of Europe ~ link
End of an era as Sweden hands over EU presidency ~ link
Traficant seeks return to Congress ~ link
Liberals and Conservatives question constitutionality of Healthcare Legislation ~ link ~ It is NOT constitutional but that never stopped them before.
Native tribes buy back America - Acres at a time ~ link
One Day We'll All Be 'Terrorists' ~ link
Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion and action in at least 7 states ~ link
Mexico weights options as military occupation of Ciudad Juarez fails to control violence and drug based crime ~ link
Jazz: Oska T. ~ link
Jazz: Earl Hines ~ link