cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


Whoo Hoo! Atoms of fissionable material everywhere!

by Cheryl Rofer

As I put the tea water on to boil and turned on the tv this morning, I was assaulted by the claim that seems to be everywhere. Maybe you've seen it in the New York Times, or the Los Angeles Times, or heard the same CBS report that I did, or even read it on Kevin Drum.

It's a lie.

Much as I hate to do so, because psychology tells us that repetition will help to fix the erroneous message in our minds, I will quote the most egregious statement of this "news."

Iran has enriched sufficient uranium to amass a nuclear bomb – a third more than previously thought – the United Nations announced yesterday.

Ah yes. And if you live in Boulder, Colorado, or in Connecticut, or New York City, you have enough U-235 under your house (or perhaps block) to amass a nuclear bomb! Or, Kevin, all that sea water lapping up against the California coast has uranium in it too! I have a call in to the IAEA to inspect your homes!

Read more @ Whirled View

Firestorm Brewing Between US States and Federal Governnment

Could this be an ominous shadow drawing on the end of the United States of America? For years the Federal Government has presumed to be the all-powerful force governing our country, but it just could be that the Federal Government only exists at the pleasure of the state governments and the citizens thereof. States declaring sovereignty sounds like an act of secession and revolution. However the federal government can apparently be dissolved and another one formed anew at the discretion of the states. The existing Federal government may not leave willingly like so many European governments that are replaced routinely and it may engage a military effort with our own soldiers or the likes of a Black Water illegal military invasion to retain total control over us.

United States Federal Government laws are often in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which is perturbing, these events. This is predicated on an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation, which states that, “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation [now Federation] expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”

Read more @ Black Listed News

Keeping it Real: The Domino Effect

By Fahim A. Knight-EL

Let me start this particular article off by being a little unorthodox by citing some of my sources and giving the readers right off the back, a glimpse into how this article was formulated, which these are some of the best available sources which allows us to assess and evaluate events and trends and to determine what is true and false, in particular during these most trying times. Moreover, without relying on the corporate controlled mediums to make that determination for us in matters like these. This writer used perhaps over fifty (50) different references, but these ten (10) have given shape to many of my articles and whenever I find myself in doubt about trying to understand the mind of the globalist and the New World Order advocates. I do not hesitate to call on these FREE THINKERS: 1).Reference: Gary Allen and Larry Abraham: “None Dare Call it Conspiracy.” 2). Reference Carroll Quigley: "Tragedy and Hope" 3). Reference: Henry Ford: “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem" 4). Reference: David Icke: “The Biggest Secret" 5). Reference: John Coleman; Conspirators Hierarchy: The Committee of 300" 6). Reference: Andy Stern: “Oil: From Rockefeller to Iraq and Beyond” 7). Reference: William Cooper; “Behold A Pale Horse” 8). Russell S. Bowen; “The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed” 9). Reference: Terrance Jackson; “Putting it All Together: World Conquest, Global Genocide and African Liberation.” 10). (Reference: William Greider; “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country”).

The propaganda machines have done a masterful job of giving the masses abstract and decoys in order to keep then confused and politically disorientated. They have sent the entire planet into panic mode relative to the international economic meltdown and the financial crisis facing the globe. The Dynastic Money Changers are working to further rearrange wealth and labor; thus, creating an economic depression to justify further empowering the world’s wealth holders by blaming labor for contributing to America's recent economic collapse. The Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Oppenhemiers, etc., are bent on greed, although they control over ninety-nine (99) percent of the world's wealth; they are dissatisfied that their modern slaves having access and somewhat control over a measly one (1) percent. The masses do not see or know that Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG, Chase Manhattan, Bear-Sterns, Bank of America, etc., are treasures (they use these front banks to services us peasants, but the real action is taking place on the Central Banks level) of these hidden families who have created an unequal economic, social and political playing field. (Reference: Eustace Mullins; "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve").

Read more @ Keeping It Real


Screw the Big Banks! Bailout the Small Depositors!

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

It was last fall, as Americans dared hope that a new administration would take office just in time to save America, Bush announced a first big 'bailout' which would, we were told, prevent a financial collapse, a great depression, a panic! Not least among many reasons the bailout failed is the fact that the wrong people got the money. Although Richard Nixon had famously claimed "We are all Keynesians now", nothing could be further from the truth now.

Thanks to the misplaced reverence for Augustus Reagan, we are all still Friedman monetarists --not Keynesians. That is why the bailout failed and it is the reason future bailouts will fail unless something is done to address the root cause of collapse: the wrong people got the money! It was only last fall that the FED and officials of the Treasury Department 'rode to the rescue' of all the wrong people, specifically, the very financial institutions that created this mess to begin with. In the wake of all this failure, incompetence and criminality, there was great hand wringing, wailing, gnashing of teeth because the 'n' word had been uttered. Nationalize the banks! At this point, it won't make any difference.

Read more @ The Existentialist Cowboy

Gone in 60 Days: Citi and BOA won't live to see May


We’re going to make another bold prediction. Bank of America and Citigroup won’t live to see May. The two banks will be nationalized in the coming weeks, and we think that the announcement can come as soon as tomorrow evening (Friday evenings are when major bank announcements and failures occur).

The US government has already committed half a trillion dollars to these two firms which is more than 10 times the amount it would cost to buy and control both companies. The market doesn’t believe that $500 billion is enough to save these companies.
All the kings horses and all the kings men can’t put humpty dumpty back together again.

Read more @ Charting Stocks

Carlyle ready to scoop up assets at distressed prices

Shocking. Who could have predicted? - Ed.


Seeking to jump-start the economy, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner last week said he will seek private-sector help for the banks, offering loans at favorable rates and putting up government backing to reduce the risks to investors like Carlyle.

With $40 billion in cash on the sidelines waiting for the right play, Carlyle could find many profitable deals in the financial sector.

Read more @ Washington Post

Israeli army kidnapped 7600 children since 2000, 246 remain behind bars


By Saed Bannoura

Palestinian Researcher, specializing in detainee affairs, Awni Farawna, stated that the Israeli army kidnapped 7600 Palestinian children, males and females, since the year 2000; 246 children are still behind bars.

At least 200 of the kidnapped children were detained under administrative detention, without charges or trial. Some of the children were as young as 12 years old.

One detainee is now 13 months old as he was born behind bars. His mother, Fatima AL Zoq, was kidnapped while pregnant and gave birth in prison while she was handcuffed and her legs were tied to the hospital bed.

Read more @ Atheo News

Iran urges global nuclear disarmament

Iran called on Thursday for global negotiations aimed at total nuclear disarmament, saying that the elimination of atomic weapons was the only guarantee against their use or threatened use.

Alireza Moaiyeri, Iranian ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, addressed the Conference on Disarmament shortly before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expected to issue its latest watchdog report on Iran.

Read more @ Arabian Business

Netanyahu gets backing from head of far-right party

As President Shimon Peres pondered whom to tap as Israel's next prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the conservative Likud Party, won a conditional endorsement on Thursday from Avigdor Lieberman, the head of a far-right party that could hold the balance of power.

Read more @ Int'l Herald Tribune

Q+A: Is Iran nearing nuclear breakout ability? Um, no.

By Mark Heinrich

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has markedly slowed the expansion of its uranium enrichment program, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday in its latest report on the Islamic Republic's disputed atomic activity.

The following outlines when and how Iran could reach the threshold of manufacturing a nuclear device at short notice by virtue of its non-military nuclear assets and expertise.


Read more @ Reuters

The Insolvency of the Fed

Since August 15, 1971 the US dollar has been an irredeemable paper currency. Every irredeemable paper currency in history has failed. Yet, the experiment of the US dollar and the rest of the fiat paper world continues.

During the current crisis, however, financial systems all over the world are increasingly struggling, and the end of the experiment seems closer. In fact, the Federal Reserve System has used up much of its "ammunition" for monetary interventions in an attempt to keep the experiment going, lowering its target interest rate almost to zero. Other central banks are also quickly approaching the "zero limit" for interest rates.

Read more @ The Ludwig von Mises Institute

Hey, don't spend it all in one place

A little goes a long way, eh? It never seems to go very far for greedy bankers. Go figure. - Ed.

Stimulus package tax credit should mean $8 to $10 a week
A little goes a long way, some experts say of the projected increase in take-home pay, but critics say individual taxpayers aren't getting a big enough break.

Reporting from Washington - President Obama signed the $787-billion stimulus package into law Tuesday while in Denver, his first major legislative victory and the final stroke in a six-week effort to jump-start the nation's struggling economy. Both houses of Congress passed the bill last week despite little Republican support.

Here are answers to some basic questions about the mammoth bill -- one of the biggest in U.S. history -- and how it could affect you and your family:

Read more @ LA Times

Kissinger's recovery plan, NWO or chaos

The gloves are off in the battle to shape our "new world order", observes Eric Walberg

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill passed this week will define Barack Obama's presidency. But it is really just the younger sibling to the Troubled Assets Relief Programme. To separate the now trillions being handed out to the banksters from the $800 billion being handed out to the lottery winners is to be ingenuous. The elder sister's patrons are already blackmailing mama Obama, wailing for more trillions or they will plunge the economy into even greater financial crisis. "You ain't seen nothing yet," they hissed to Treasury Secretary Geithner, who, according to economist Michael Hudson, quickly "pledged government financing for as much as $2 spur new lending and address banks' toxic assets, seeking to end the credit crunch hobbling the economy."

Read more @ SOS

Monetary Reform Bibliography

The videos and publications referenced in this bibliography are some of the sources that we at Project Humanbeingsfirst have used in our own work on understanding the monetary and economic system, and the agenda for world government for which the monetary system appears to be the sine qua non. We have found these sources particularly pertinent and useful, and feel that new comers and others will benefit from this culled compilation that errs on the side of minimalist essentialism instead of exhaustivism. Researchers can find many more pertinent references in Project Humanbeingsfirst reports. The prime method adopted here is to allow the antagonists to speak for themselves. The entries are loosely classified by [topic], and their order of appearance in the listing is largely immaterial, except that the first item listed for each topic is intended to be the first self-study contact. The videos are useful introduction for beginners un-inclined to reading. Playing the videos may require JavaScript to be enabled in the browser. Please report broken links (click here, thank you). The Monetary Bibliography may be updated frequently.

Read more @ Project Human Beings First

More Madoff - for sociopaths there's no such thing as an 'in group'

Madoff Even Scammed His Own Sister

Bernard Madoff’s own family was not spared from his greed and the Ponzi scheme that is said to have pilfered a massive $50 billion from unsuspecting investors. He is now said to have scammed millions from his sister, who is now desperately trying to sell her Florida home.

This is always a shock to people. Everyone thinks that crooks and the corrupt have an ingroup in which they are caring about individuals. John Gotti, for example, seemed to genuinely love his family. However this is not true for sociopaths.

Read more @ The Path Whisperer

Lab tests verify WP in Gaza soil

Throw the book at the Israelis. - Ed.

Laboratory tests conducted by a Turkish university on Gaza soil have confirmed the use of phosphorus bombs by Israel in the coastal sliver.

Istanbul's Yildiz Technical University conducted the tests on soil transferred by the Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples (MAZLUM-DER).

Read more @ Press TV

Without a legacy to stand on

Without a Legacy to Stand On is a public project that invites those who were affected by the eight years of the George W. Bush administration to share their stories and make them public. Unlike history books that are written by professors or “spun” by political pundits, Without a Legacy to Stand On is intended to be a collective of real stories told in the first person “by the people, for the people”. People just like you and me.

It is my hope that by so doing, future generations can learn what it was like to lose a loved one to war, a home to foreclosure, a fight with medical insurers or a chance at the American dream. Under George W. Bush, a lot of people lost hope as well as money; many fell through the cracks that have now become part of an even greater divide between the haves and the have nots. Some people lost everything.

Read more @ Without a legacy
h/t Sue

Sweet little movie, Validation, h/t bob


Mogambu Guru: It Will Happen

The Economist magazine innocently asks, "Why is finance so unstable?"

Immediately, I jump to my feet to scream my guts out that, "It's because the amount of corruption is, like it always is at the end of long booms, completely off the freaking charts, and nothing is as it seems; everybody is lying to you; everybody is trying to steal your identity and you are being ripped off every freaking day, in countless ways, by corrupt thieving morons in government who are so, so desperate at this point that they are resorting to insanity!"

Read more @ Asia Times

AQ fantasists tells court: I'm a professional liar

Shocking. - Ed.

A British man who fooled the media into believing he was an al-Qaida insider has admitted in court that he made up the claims.

Hassan Butt received significant media attention for his claims to have helped send scores of Britons to terrorist training camps overseas and to have met Mohammad Sidique Khan, the ringleader of the 7 July 2005 attacks on London.

Read more @ Guardian

Israeli tanks enter Gaza City

Israeli tanks backed by helicopters have crossed the border with the Gaza Strip, triggering clashes in Gaza City.

Witnesses told AFP that the military forces entered Gaza City early Thursday with Palestinian fighters exchanging fire with them.

The military forces however left the strip after the fighters fired antitank rockets at them.

Read more @ Press TV

The New Depression

This article starts off well enough, but it goes off the rails. The problem is not “unregulated capital.” There are volumes of regulations related to capital and we don’t need an additional Soviet Ministry of Money Rules. The problem is the composition of the capital in the first place. The problem is the arbitrary ability of governments to print money out of thin air.

Restore sanity to money and skip the Neo Soviet tendencies that are emerging from essentially the same people who created this mess in the first place.

Read more @ Cryptogon

Iran refusing to cooperate with nuclear inspectors, says UN

The UN's nuclear watchdog will report that Iran is continuing to obstruct its investigation into allegations of past work on nuclear weapons, but the country's uranium enrichment programme was expanding more slowly than expected.

The report, due to be released today or tomorrow, is likely to sharpen debate within the Obama administration, which is reviewing its Iran policy.

Read more @ Guardian

UBS will disclose names, pay $780 million to US

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG, Switzerland’s largest bank, will pay $780 million and disclose the names of some secret account holders to avoid U.S. prosecution on a charge that it helped thousands of wealthy Americans evade taxes.

The Justice Department accused UBS of conspiring to defraud the U.S. by helping 17,000 Americans hide accounts from the Internal Revenue Service. The U.S. will drop the charge in 18 months if the bank reforms its practices, helps prosecutors and makes payments. UBS will immediately turn over names of about 250 clients, according to people familiar with the matter.

Read more @ Bloomberg

Consumers cut food spending sharply

Consumers have cut back sharply on food spending, shunning restaurants, opting for generic products over brand names, trading in lattes for home-brewed coffee and shopping for bargains. That is hurting sales and profits at many food processors, grocery chains and restaurants.

Read more @ WSJ

The Israeli who runs the Obama White House (not Rahm)

A stalwart supporter sent me a donation with this comment:
"... I hope it helps to keep you doing your great work: like outing Orszag - yet another traitorous psychopath dragged out into the sunlight! Brilliant work!!"
So, who is Peter Orszag?
(Beware: Prepare for a train wreck.)

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What does Holocaust Denial really mean?

In April 2007 the European Union agreed to set jail sentences up to three years for those who deny or trivialize the Holocaust.1 More recently, in response to the remarks of Bishop Richard Williamson, the Pope has proclaimed that Holocaust denial is “intolerable and altogether unacceptable.”

Read more @ Dissident Voice

Obama officials meet US Jews to explain their Durban II policy

Who's your daddy? - Ed.

Officials from the Obama administration met with U.S. Jewish leaders on Monday to explain why the government has decided to participate in planning the controversial World Conference Against Racism, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported.

Jerusalem fears that the "Durban II" summit, set to be held in Geneva this April, will be used by Arab nations and others as a forum to criticize Israel as was its predecessor in 2001.

The closed-door talks were led by the White House and the State Department, according to the JTA, and the content of the meeting was off-the-record.

Read more @ Haaretz


Homeowner's rallying cry: produce the note

Damn straight. The financial sector has made a mind-boggling mess, so if you have to deal with them, you should absolutely force them to cross every t and dot every i, just exactly like they've dealt with us little people for ever and ever. And if they can't do it, and the chances are pretty good that they can't, you can give them a nice disparaging gesture and walk away happy. - Ed.

AP story: Woman loses house, asks bank to produce original paperwork, foreclosure grinds to a standstill. Ha!

PM urges global 'grand bargain'

Curious choice of words, considering that the corrupt world leaders have made a deal with the devil, and now they want to foist that on the rest of us. No thanks. Have fun rotting in hell. - Ed.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said world leaders are working towards a "global deal and grand bargain" to deal with the economic downturn.

He told his monthly press conference that the whole world had to preserve "an open economy", rather than move towards protectionism.

Leaders were working together to help "working families", he added.

Mr Brown was speaking after talks with International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The government has launched a document outlining its policies and aims in the run-up to the G20 economic summit in London in April.

Read more @ BBC News

The Obama Stimulus: facts and fictions

The Obama stimulus plan is attempting to inflate the same credit bubble that just burst and it will fail because our whole economic system must be overhauled ~ starting with our insolvent banking system which still hasn't delt with $175 Trillion in Derivative debt: Allen L Roland

The stock Market nose dived today almost 300 points because Wall Street is well aware of what Obama does not want to face ~ the whole world economy is going down and there is nothing to hold it up.

The fiction is that Obama's stimulus plan is going to stimulate the credit bubble that just burst.

Read more @ Allen Roland's weblog

Criminals say to nationalize banks

Well, if people like Alan Greenspan and Angela Merkel think this is a good idea, then for certain we should be doing exactly the opposite, because these people are the very financial terrorists who got us into this mess in the first place, and their only concern is covering their own asses. - Ed.

The Financial Times
-- Greenspan says it may be necessary to nationalize some banks:
As the Obama administration continues to work on its plan for shoring up the bank and financial sectors of the economy, the FT writes that:

The US government may have to nationalise some banks on a temporary basis to fix the financial system and restore the flow of credit, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has told the Financial Times. In an interview, Mr Greenspan, who for decades was regarded as the high priest of laisser-faire capitalism, said nationalisation could be the least bad option left for policymakers. "It may be necessary to temporarily nationalise some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring," he said. "I understand that once in a hundred years this is what you do."

Read more @ The Oval

Germany Drafts Bank Takeover Law

BERLIN (AFP) — Germany proposed drastic measures Wednesday that would allow the government for the first time in modern German history to nationalise banks by seizing their shares.

The temporary law, adopted by Germany's cabinet, gives authorities until June 30 to appropriate the assets of stricken banks but stresses that nationalisation must be a "last resort."

The draft legislation paves the way for Berlin to take control of troubled Munich-based property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) -- potentially the first time a bank has been nationalised in Germany since World War II.

Read more @ AFP

Study: Europe blames Jews for crisis

The global economic crisis has made anti-Semitism flourish in Europe, according to a recent study. One-third of Europeans place full responsibility for the new Great Depression on the international Jewish community and 40% would not mind if Jewish businessmen move out from working in global financial markets. The world is just preparing to embrace the global meltdown that has been knocking loudly at our doors for the last half year, while Europeans already know who brought it to our homes. Liberal values and tolerance that used to be proclaimed as the cornerstones of Europe’s prosperity are now vanishing with increasing speed as the crisis skins EU citizens alive.

Read more @ Russia Today

US charges Stanford Financial with massive fraud

HOUSTON/ST JOHN'S, Antigua (Reuters) – U.S. authorities charged Texas billionaire Allen Stanford and three of his companies with "massive ongoing fraud" on Tuesday as federal agents swooped in on Stanford's U.S. headquarters.

In a complaint filed in federal court in Dallas, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused the cricket-loving Stanford and two other top executives at Stanford Financial Group of fraudulently selling $8 billion in high-yield certificates of deposit.

Read more @ Yahoo News

Who can probe Gaza war crimes case?

There have been numerous calls for investigations into whether war crimes were committed during the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza.

The Geneva Conventions and additional protocols prohibit the destruction of property, "except when rendered absolutely necessary by military operations" and "indiscriminate attacks" affecting civilians.

Read more @ BBC News

Israel should forget about bombing Iran

The Prime Minister's Bureau will probably soon be occupied by a politician whose career has been partially based on Iran scare tactics. Benjamin Netanyahu, formerly "Mr. Terror," is now "Mr. Iran," and has declared that "Iran will have no nuclear arms."

Notwithstanding the boisterous nature of the declaration, this will hopefully be the case, but if what Netanyahu means is that Israel, under his leadership, may become embroiled in an attack on Iran, then there is room for grave concern. Now is the time to tell Netanyahu: "No bombing." Netanyahu (and some among us) should drop any thoughts about a military option.

Read more @ Haaretz

Sirens go off in Israel for war on Iran

Now please explain, somebody, why Israel needs to attack Iran if they've got intelligence operatives sabotaging the imaginary nuclear weapons program from within Iran, as recently reported. Hmm? - Ed.

An Israeli defense strategy report for 2009 has tasked the military with making preliminary preparations for launching a war against Iran.

An annual defense work plan presented to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Gabi Ashkenazi for the year 2009 describes Iran as "the No.1 threat the IDF is now preparing for."

Read more @ SOS


Six escalation scenarios to nuclear WW III

by Carol Moore

A world nuclear war is one that involves most or all nuclear powers releasing a large proportion of their nuclear weapons at targets in nuclear, and perhaps non-nuclear, states. Such a war could be initiated accidentally, aggressively or pre-emptively and could continue and spread through these means or by retaliation by a party attacked by nuclear weapons. While some speak of “limited nuclear war,” it is likely that any nuclear war will quickly escalate and spiral out of control because of the “use them or loose them” strategy. If you don’t use all your nuclear weapons you are likely to have them destroyed by the enemy’s nuclear weapons.

Read more @ Pak Alert Press

Israel engaged in covert war inside Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Israel is involved in a covert war of sabotage inside Iran in an effort to delay Tehran's attempts to develop a nuclear weapon, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Quoting intelligence experts and an unnamed former CIA agent, the newspaper said Israel's "decapitation" strategy had targeted members of Iran's atomic program, hoping to set back the country's nuclear ambitions without resorting to war.

Read more @ Reuters

UTJ, Likud reach new understanding

United Torah Judaism made significant progress in understandings on entering a Likud-led coalition with representatives of Binyamin Netanyahu's party at the Jerusalem office of attorney Yaakov Neeman on Tuesday, a UTJ source told The Jerusalem Post.

Read more @ Jerusalem Post

Livni: Give up parts of 'land of Israel'

I would say that's the end of her. - Ed.

JERUSALEM – Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be appointed Israel's prime minister-designate, said Monday Israel must give up considerable territory in exchange for peace with the Palestinians, drawing a clear distinction with her rival, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Read more @ Yahoo News

Response to 'G7 set sights on new world economic order'

Letter to Editor

Dateline Sunday, February 15, 2009, 11:30 AM

The news media is awash with Agence France-Presse February 14 2009 report “G7 sets sights on 'new world economic order”, which stated:

'ROME (AFP) – The world's richest nations called Saturday for urgent reform of global finance to save the world from the economic devastation that is dragging more and more countries into recession. Italy's Finance Minister called for a "new world economic order" as he wrapped up the crisis meeting of finance leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies over which he presided here. In a joint declaration, the G7 called for "urgent reforms" of the international financial system. ... "A new world economic order might seem rhetorical," he told reporters. "But it is a true goal we should be aiming towards... today right here in Rome we've embarked on a very significant journey, both technical and ethical." ...

Read more @ Project Human Beings First

Radioactive Walmart exit signs missing by the thousands

Would “the terrorists” really go through this much trouble to produce a dirty bomb?

I doubt it.

I don’t know much about dirty bombs, but tritium would have to be near the bottom of the list in terms of desirability for such weapons because it’s a gas. It would dissipate very fast.

This tritium exit sign situation might make more sense if backstory is being laid down in the run up to a false flag nuclear weapon event.

Read more @ Cryptogon

Background information on Walmart at Skolnick Reports (scroll down)

Who's behind the Theft of $550B from American Banks?

On September 15, 2008, $550 BILLION disappears from the American banking system in a matter of hours and Congress is choosing to NOT look into this theft? Why?

Let's narrow down the suspects. We can leave Iran, Syria and North Korea off the list, since if any of those states had been in on this heist, Bush would have went on national TV, addressing the nation about the actions of one of these "rogue" nations and said he had directed the Pentagon to take any and all necessary actions to recover the purloined loot.

That has not happened, either with Bush or Obama.

So, what other nation would have the balls to steal that much money from Americans?

Read more @ Goon Squad

Latest report from Christopher Story

Catastrophic Banker's Ramp to Continue Under Obama
Small problem: the market and the world aren't buying it

Davos Debt and Denial

The gathering of the world’s economic elites in Davos, Switzerland is a reflection of the reigning power dynamic of the modern world. Officially titled, the World Economic Forum, Davos is sponsored by the world’s most powerful and wealthy corporations and presents itself as a “not-for-profit” entity.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Mike Whitney: Eastern Europe is about to blow

Eastern Europe is about to blow. If it does, it could take much of the EU with it. It's an emergency situation but there are no easy solutions. The IMF doesn't have the resources for a bailout of this size and the recession is spreading faster than relief efforts can be organized. Finance ministers and central bankers are running in circles trying to put out one fire after another. Its only a matter of time before they are overtaken by events. If one country is allowed to default, the dominoes could begin to tumble through the whole region. This could trigger dramatic changes in the political landscape. The rise of fascism is no longer out of the question.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Hold them accountable

Pass the Executive Accountability Act of 2009
by Justin Raimondo

I don't, as a rule, endorse legislation: being a libertarian and all, my faith in the ability of government action to have any beneficial effect is exactly nil. However, in the case of the Executive Accountability Act of 2009 [.pdf], I'm making an exception. This is because, unlike most if not all legislation that seeks to regulate or otherwise shape the behavior of ordinary people, the Executive Accountability Act regulates the behavior of government officials, namely POTUS and his underlings – and exacts severe penalties in case of violation.

Read more @ Atheo News

Amid scandals, questions about where the Pope's focus lies

ROME — Close on the heels of the pope’s rehabilitation of a group of schismatic bishops, including one who denied the Holocaust, a second scandal has compounded a debate within the church over whether Pope Benedict XVI’s focus on doctrine and his perceived insensitivity to political tone are alienating mainstream Catholics and undermining the church’s moral authority.

Read more @ NY Times

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