1. Henry Makow - half of US debt is owed to Fed
Chelsea Clinton's engagement today to Jewish banker Marc Mezvinsky, who works for Goldman Sachs, is another reminder that America is ruled by the Illuminati clan, joined by marriage, money and love of Lucifer. (Al Gore's daughter married the grandson of Jewish banker, Jacob Schiff.)
The source of Illuminati power is the Fed which has pilfered the US government's credit card and used it to buy politicians and everything else worth owning, creating trillions in tax payer debt.
That money Ben Bernanke is throwing from the helicopter cost the Fed owners pennies but they expect the US taxpayer to refund face value. To be specific, the US National Debt is expected to reach $13 Trillion this year. That's about $44,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.
Almost six Trillion will be owed to the private Illuminati families who own the banks that own the Fed. For fiscal 2009, US taxpayers will cough up $380 Billion in interest, half of that to the Fed. By 2019, the cost of servicing the debt is expected to reach more than $700 Billion annually.
As you all know, billions were paid to these banks during the "credit crunch" so that they may now reward their lackeys with humongous bonuses. But as Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein said, they "are doing God's work." Unfortunately, their God is Lucifer.
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2. Dead Man Musing -- Climate-gate a red herring to distract from the sale of technology to China?
A "Red Herring" is something that is designed to distract you from the real issues. "Look over Here, not Over There!" is an age old political trick as old as time. A "red herring" in a bucket of fish usually means something worse is in the barrel. Something "rotten in Denmark" as it were.
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3. EU celebrates entry into force of Lisbon Treaty
LISBON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) leaders gathered here on Tuesday evening to celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, ending an eight-year horse-trading and setbacks in the course of the bloc's institutional construction.
Leaders of the three major EU institutions -- the Council, the Commission and the Parliament -- attended a two-hour ceremony at a specially built temporary venue next to the River Tagus, near where the treaty was signed on Dec. 13, 2007.
"Today EU citizens are heading into a new era," said Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country is still holding the out-going rotating EU presidency until the end of this month.
"Today is the first day for a more efficient, more modern and more democratic EU, for all citizens," he spoke to several hundred guests.
4. bad Ukraine, bad bad bad Ukraine...your people shall forever be punished by disease and pestilence and corruption forever and ever because YOU MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING VERY VERY BAD
A. EU losing patience with Ukraine
BRUSSELS) - EU officials head for Kiev Friday for a summit with Ukraine where they will make clear their concern at the glacial pace of reforms in a country beset with rising debt and recurrent political crises.
A year is a long time in diplomacy and the atmosphere has totally changed since Europe proposed, in September 2008, a wide-ranging association agreement with Kiev which was to have been concluded this year.
That idea stopped short of promising eventual EU membership, but showed Europe's willingness to boost ties with a country spooked by Russia's brief war in Georgia that summer.
However when European and Ukrainian officials meet on Friday, to Kiev's great disappointment, there will be no such accord to sign.
Europe is in no hurry to help out any particular candidate ahead of Ukraine's presidential election on January 17, says Vadim Karassiov, director of Kiev's institute for global strategies.
"Some countries are disappointed with Ukraine, with the lack of recent progress, they want to see a new start after the election, a renewed burst of reform energy," echoes Andrew Wilson, analyst at London's European Council on Foreign Relations.
B. oligarchs stall Ukraine progress - top EU official
KIEV, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine's business oligarchs are stifling the economy by choking competition and are holding up improved trade and economic ties with the European Union, the EU Commission's top official in Kiev said on Monday.
Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira told a news briefing that the global economic crisis had hurt Ukraine so badly because it had barely reformed in the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"Corruption, red tape, administrative obstacles of every kind. These are only things that serve the interests of those who today control the economy because they do not want competition, they are allergic to competition," he said."The vast majority of Ukrainians cannot have employment, cannot have decent salaries, do not have a decent social system, because the country today is in many aspects like 20 years ago."
...Much of the industry lies in the east of the country and under the control of a handful of business magnates.
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C. Germany criticized for Nazi trial double standards
In putting Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk on trial, Germany has laid itself open to accusations of double standards over pursuing perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Demjanjuk's lawyer Ulrich Busch argues that the case is a farce because German SS members at the Sobibor death camp, where he is accused of being a guard, were acquitted in earlier trials.
"How can it be that those who gave the orders can have been found innocent?" Demjanjuk's lawyer asked a packed Munich courtroom on Monday on the first day of what is likely to be the last major Holocaust trial.
Demjanjuk, 89, was born in Ukraine and was one of 5.5 million Red Army soldiers taken prisoner by the Germans in 1942 as they swept eastwards before the tide turned and the Soviets began rolling back towards Berlin.
...But Stefan Schünemann, a lawyer representing some of the 30 or so survivors from Sobibor and other camps who are acting as co-plaintiffs or witnesses in Demjanjuk's trial, said this no reason to let him off.
"If the German justice system made mistakes in the past, it is right that we should try and rectify them," Schünemann said.
What is happening is a change of approach by Germany through attempts to bring to justice some of the many non-Germans who helped them murder six million Jews in the Holocaust, experts say.
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