Former funds manager Harry Markopolos told a House Financial Services subcommittee on Feb. 4 that Madoff had cheated some extremely dangerous figures out of millions of dollars.
“Mr. Madoff was running such a large scheme of unimaginable size and complexity, and he had a lot of dirty money,” Markopolos testified. “Let me describe dirty money to you. When you’re that big and you’re that secretive, you’re going to attract a lot of organized crime money, which we now know came from the Russian mob and the Latin American drug cartel. When you’re zeroing out mobsters, you have a lot of fear. He could not afford to get caught, because once he got caught. . . .”
Read more @ SOS
cue the lightning bolts
the only question that matters: is it true?
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16
Former funds manager Harry Markopolos told a House Financial Services subcommittee on Feb. 4 that Madoff had cheated some extremely dangerous figures out of millions of dollars.
This is how it works. "Not all Jews" are Zionists. And "Not all Jews" are religious. And "Not all Jews" are Neocons. Etc. Etc. Eventually all Jews belong to the "SAFE" category called, "Not all Jews," and are therefore immune from criticism. Viola!! Carry On!! - Ed.
Never mind that none of the Israeli top war criminals (Olmert, Barak, Livni) is religious. Multiple identities of Jews (class, race, religion, nation, state) are used to protect the lot from every side. I checked some blogs covering the story – right-wing bookworms are furious about Laxton. Incidentally, they do not mind to “incite religious hatred” and freely refer to “Muslim savages” and “Islam’s demonstrable bloody-minded nihilism”. On the leftist sites Laxton is described as “racist”, and whoever defends his righteous anger is asked to move to White Power site. These antiracists also mention disapprovingly Laxton’s marriage to a Muslim lady. Even his highly commendable wish to see the killer army going up in smoke is re-described as “desire to murder every Israeli teenager”.
Read more @ The Truth Seeker
by Arthur Topham
The recent shackling and incarceration of Horst Mahler in Germany over charges of “Holocaust Denial” is the latest example of the degree of absurdity that this trend by the Zionist forces is leading mankind toward.
There is now occurring, worldwide, an ideological war (vaguely masked as a ‘religious’ one) between the forces of darkness and deceit and the forces of light and truth. It’s as simple (and yet, as complex) as that.
Following upon the heels of the other absurdity of this nature, that of Bishop Richard Williamson and the grossness and degree of the attack upon his name and his position within the beleaguered Catholic hierarchy by the Zionist zealot rabbis and their lackeys whose raison d’etre rests upon a professed foundational belief in their false messiah – the Holocaust god – the myth of Sillyness is thus taken to the nth degree of frivolity.
A female protester hurled green custard into the face of Lord Mandelson today before calmly walking away and evading arrest in an embarrassing security breach.
The Business Secretary had just emerged from his chauffeur-driven Jaguar outside a low-carbon summit in Central London when the woman approached carrying a plastic cup.
This guy has shrub's old job: catapult the propaganda: global global global kumbaya let's work together and be friends global global global. - Ed.
“We have learned that the risks people take should never be separated from the responsibilities that they must meet,” Brown told Congress in Washington on March 4.
No shit! Most of us dopes learned that by first grade, you assclown. - Ed.
Read more @ Bloomberg
Jewish World/Jews may be caught between Obama and Netanyahu
It was hard not to hear the Jewish-American establishment's collective sigh of relief last Friday, when the U.S. government announced it would be boycotting the United Nations human rights conference Durban 2. Not only was this the fulfillment of quiet pre-election promises by Barack Obama's advisors, it was also a major signal, proving that the new administration, which had initially caused concern by sending two diplomats to a Durban 2 preparatory meeting, has its heart in the right place. But it would be much too early to sound the all-clear.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the region this week has been a significant indicator of what we can expect from Israel-U.S. relations in the coming months. The implications could be a major realignment in how major Jewish organizations express their support for Israel, as well as how they relate to their own governments.
Read more @ Haaretz
By Andrew Heavens
KHARTOUM, March 6 (Reuters) - Aid officials warned on Friday that an expulsion of humanitarian agencies from Sudan could lead to fresh conflict in flashpoint oil-producing border regions where hundreds of thousands people will be left without help.
Sudan's government shut down 13 foreign aid groups this week, accusing them of passing information to the International Criminal Court, which issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to face charges of alleged war crimes in Darfur. Aid groups deny working with the court.
Read more @ Reuters
Great series of essays, h/t Kenny's Sideshow, who always finds the best stuff. - Ed.
Part 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE ENEMY
(Or as the Rolling Stones would have it, “Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name”!
It has been said that all wars throughout history are waged by the elite against the ordinary citizen. It may appear that it is one nation against another and that is the sum total of it. But the wars are always started and supported by the elite on both sides and are paid for by the citizenry on both sides (whom have no argument with each other) in lives, health, housing , infrastructure and taxes. Let us not forget the taxes. They pay the armaments and equipment manufacturers for their deadly production that is then totally destroyed and taking with it the wealth accumulated from previous years production. All wasted. Jobs in the Military/Industrial Complex are jobs creating poverty. Fully half of the worlds scientists and 90% of the worlds physicists work directly or indirectly for war, for violence, for destruction. Unbelievable! Think of the problems that could be solved if all this effort were to be redirected.
Read more @ James's Blog/winterpatriot.com
'Accidental' contamination of vaccine with live avian flu virus virtually impossible
No problem, they'll do it in the lab and brush off all serious inquiries. - Ed.
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Czech newspapers are questioning if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.
The claim holds weight because, according to the very laboratory protocols that are routine for vaccine makers, mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible.
Reaction: Panic, Death, Economic Collapse
Therefore, if a certain issue is a matter of concern and the language of the media and the elite tends to stress the negativity, we must ask why.
In general that is not the message we are getting. So we need to ask where the alarmist and pessimistic atmosphere is leading us, and why.
Where? It is clear that it is leading us into a state of despair and confusion that will accelerate the economic dive.
Why? From what we have seen so far, we can think of two reasons: for the time being, to justify the bailouts that will save the pockets of the elite; and to hystericize the global society about the possibility of riots, looting, the collapse of the social fabric itself and even civil war.
Read more @ SOTT
Solution: Push you right into the government's arms, because they are there to HELP YOU with Martial Law (to "preserve critical infrastructure" and "maintain civil order"), forced vaccinations (to "mitigate illness, suffering and death"), camps (aka "domestic quarantine stations"), etc.
Governors take steps to safeguard Continuity of Government during a pandemic outbreak
In 2007 and early 2008, the NGA Center conducted a series of regional pandemic preparedness workshops involving 55 states and territories and the District of Columbia to examine the non-medical implications of a pandemic. The workshops explored continuity of government, the provision of essential government services, the maintenance of critical infrastructure and the effects of a pandemic on commerce and the economy.
Read more @ National Governors Association
Federal Response Stages - CHECK OUT HOW PREPARED THEY ARE FOR THIS
Below is a table that maps the World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic phases to the U.S. federal response stages. Following the table is more detailed information for each of the federal response stages, including goals, actions, and policy decisions based on the outbreak situation and the risk posed to the U.S.
Read more @ PandemicFlu.gov and AvianFlu.gov
STOLEN $12.8 BILLION PAYABLE TO CMKX PER 25 JAN REPORT TRADED ILLEGALLY
Thursday 5 March 2009 02:00GREENSPAN DEFIANTLY TELLS ATTORNEYS: 'NOBODY CAN TOUCH ME'...
... AS HE IS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S INNER CIRCLE:
WHICH MEANS THAT GREENSPAN AND BUSH SR. HAVE PRESIDENTIAL PROTECTION...
REPRESENTING A HUGE ESCALATION OF THE CRISIS FACING OBAMA AND THE REPUBLIC:
GREENSPAN AND SR. SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND PERMANENTLY DETAINED IMMEDIATELY
Read more @ Global Analysis
Top US politicians have reportedly said that Israel is seriously considering taking unilateral military action against Iran.
As the dispute over Iran's nuclear program heats up, top US advisors and experts on Middle East affairs, released a report on Wednesday, saying "Israel's time frame for action (against Iran) is growing shorter."
The experts at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) said Israel feels an urgent need to take action against what it called "Iran's advancement in acquiring nuclear weapons."
Read more @ Press TV
This speech is referenced at length in Dr. Ott's presentation on Bird Flu (see link in upper right corner of this page), which is highly recommended viewing. - Ed.
- The following is the actual text of a speech delivered in December, 2005 by Comrade Chi Haotian the Vice-Chairman of China's Military Commission to top officers and generals. Keep in mind that China has for many years advocated deceitful and covert warfare against its enemies. This is their Modus Operandi. There should be little question that a "Bird Flu" Pandemic would deeply excite them. (Don't forget how they have poisoned thousands of American pets and knowingly placed lead paints on toddler's toys.)
- "Comrades, I'm very excited today, because the large-scale online survey sina.com that was done for us showed that our next generation is quite promising and our Party's cause will be carried on. In answering the question, "Will you shoot at women, children and prisoners of war," more than 80 per cent of the respondents answered in the affirmative, exceeding by far our expectations. Today I'd like to focus on why we asked sina.com to conduct this online survey among our people. My speech today is a sequel to my speech last time, during which I started with a discussion of the issue of the three islands [Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands and the Spratley Islands --- Ott] and mentioned that 20 years of the idyllic theme of 'peace and development' had come to an end, and concluded that modernization under the saber is the only option for China's next phase. I also mentioned we have a vital stake overseas. The central issue of this survey appears to be whether one should shoot at women, children and prisoners of war, but its real significance goes far beyond that. Ostensibly, our intention is mainly to figure out what the Chinese people's attitude towards war is: If these future soldiers do not hesitate to kill even noncombatants, they'll naturally be doubly ready and ruthless in killing combatants. Therefore, the responses to the survey questions may reflect the general attitude people have towards war..We wanted to know: If China's global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries; will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it?
Read more @ Rense
By Mark Weber
Director, Institute for Historical Review
March 4, 2009
The furor over the “Holocaust denial” remarks of Bishop Richard Williamson is not a controversy about historical truth, the role of history in society, anti-Semitism or “hate.” This affair is really about power -- about those who really wield it in our culture, as well as about how and why that power is used.
Williamson is a 68-year-old English-born traditionalist Roman Catholic who has been fiercely criticized in recent weeks for his remarks about the Holocaust. In a Swedish television interview, which has been widely viewed on the Internet and quoted widely in the media, he expressed the view that no more than 300,000 Jews died in German concentration camps during World War II, and none were killed in gas chambers.
The uproar, which has received wide media attention, began several weeks ago after Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunications of Williamson and three other renegade bishops as part of an effort to heal a rift with a conservative Roman Catholic group that opposes liberalizing trends within the Church.
NOOOOO h. !!
Miklos Gruner, 15, was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944, with his mother, father as well as a younger and an elder brother. He says that his mother and his younger brother were immediately killed after their arrival in the camp. Then he, his elder brother and their father had an inmate number tattooed on their arms and were sent to perform hard work in a synthetic fuel factory linked to IG Farben where the father died six months later. After that, the elder brother was sent to Mauthausen and, as the young Miklos was then alone, two elder Jewish inmates who were also Hungarians and friends with his late father took him under their protection. These two protectors of the young Miklos were the Lazar and Abraham Wiesel brothers.
Read more @ Henry Makow
(NaturalNews) In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Wyeth in the Diana Levine case, setting a crucial precedent in the battle against Big Pharma. The ruling ends an important part of the Big Pharma / FDA conspiracy racket that sought to market extremely dangerous (and even deadly) drugs while providing full legal immunity to drug companies, even when those companies actively lied about the safety of their drugs by hiding negative drug studies from the public and the FDA.
Read more @ Natural News
There vill be no laughing in the New Vurld. - Ed.
Gary Saunders, a company director, was using a hands-free phone when he burst out laughing at a joke told by his brother-in-law, who he was talking to.
A few moments later he noticed a traffic officer flashing his lights at him and gesticulating at him to stop his Renault.
When Mr Saunders got out of his car, the policeman told him: "Laughing while driving a car can be an offence."
Scammers are capitalizing on that.
Some are hard at work trying to trick individuals into paying for access for government grants, and the Federal Trade Commission is urging consumers to be careful.
WASHINGTON — Dismal. Quite depressed. Very weak. Steep declines. Pronounced declines overall. The government’s latest report on the front lines of the economy is laced with the language of recession.
Almost every region of the country in the Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday reported the economic climate was not just bad but getting worse. Businesses said they expected no recovery until late this year at the earliest.
Let's corporatize and brand EVERYTHING, shall we? - Ed.
WASHINGTON — The $787 billion stimulus has begun flowing into the economy, but President Obama isn't done selling its merits to Americans. To counter ever-sliding stock prices and consumer angst, he's ramping up a marketing campaign.
Obama unveiled Tuesday a new emblem to appear on stimulus-funded projects. He also visited the Transportation Department to announce the first stimulus-financed road contract, a resurfacing project in Maryland. He'll wrap up the week doing more such touting in Ohio.
Read more @ Tulsa World
MOSCOW, March 3 (RIA Novosti) - A collision between U.S. and Russian satellites in early February may have been a test of new U.S. technology to intercept and destroy satellites rather than an accident, a Russian military expert has said.
According to official reports, one of 66 satellites owned by Iridium, a U.S. telecoms company, and the Russian Cosmos-2251 satellite, launched in 1993 and believed to be defunct, collided on February 10 about 800 kilometers (500 miles) above Siberia.
Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said it was time for Nato to make a "fresh start" with Russia, in her first meeting with the military alliance's foreign ministers. "It's time to explore a fresh start. We can and must find ways to work constructively with Russia where we share areas of common interest, including helping the people of Afghanistan," she said at the meeting in Brussels, the Belgian capital.
Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said it was time for Nato to make a "fresh start" with Russia, in her first meeting with the military alliance's foreign ministers.
"It's time to explore a fresh start. We can and must find ways to work constructively with Russia where we share areas of common interest, including helping the people of Afghanistan," she said at the meeting in Brussels, the Belgian capital.
Congress gave a lukewarm response to the British prime minister's request that the U.S. work toward a global strategy for the world's recession.
BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS
WASHINGTON -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that the world must have a unified response to the international economic crisis to survive an ``economic hurricane.''
Read more @ Miami Herald
by Christopher Ketcham
It is a rule of thumb in the life of the freelance journalist, almost as sure as the law of gravity, that the more you get paid for an article, the greater likelihood it will turn to mush at the hands of too many people paid to “edit” the work. We might even work out a financial equation for this degenerative process: for every cent-increase in per-word payment, there will be a meaning-decrease in every word. Or, rather, the words will take on all sorts of meanings you never thought they had. Or the words will pop their heads into scenes where they had not been meant to pop. Or the editors will attach like ticks to the ideas of the people quoted and suck out entirely, perfectly, inanely, the meaning of what the person really said. Or the words will be a jive version of your original intent, the fevered imaginings of a slope-shouldered creature who sits in a room most of the day looking at a computer screen or mirror. Finally, in the worst case, the words may not be the words you wrote at all – a shock to see at the eve of publication, something weird and alien, as if your newborn child had grown an extra head in the night and now screamed at you in the morning.
Read more @ Counterpunch
by Grace Halsell
American Jews sympathetic to Israel dominate key positions in all areas of our government where decisions are made regarding the Middle East. This being the case, is there any hope of ever changing U.S. policy? President Bill Clinton as well as most members of Congress support Israel—and they know why. U.S. Jews sympathetic to Israel donate lavishly to their campaign coffers.
The answer to achieving an even-handed Middle East policy might lie elsewhere—among those who support Israel but don’t really know why. This group is the vast majority of Americans. They are well-meaning, fair-minded Christians who feel bonded to Israel—and Zionism—often from atavistic feelings, in some cases dating from childhood.
I am one of those. I grew up listening to stories of a mystical, allegorical, spiritual Israel. This was before a modern political entity with the same name appeared on our maps. I attended Sunday School and watched an instructor draw down window-type shades to show maps of the Holy Land. I imbibed stories of a Good and Chosen people who fought against their Bad “unChosen” enemies.
by Sharon Taylor
“In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men. . .All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy going weakness of Catholics. Oh! If I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: “What are these wounds in the mouth of thy hands?” The answer would not be doubtful: With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved me. I was wounded by my friends, who did nothing to defend me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of my adversaries..”
–Pope St. Pius X, Discourse of Dec.13, 1908 at the beautification of Joan of Arc.
Yesterday I went to Mass and got the press release of the Superior General of the SSPX. I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament during Benediction after listening to the sermon which left me in a quandary. I am not here to pass judgment on anyone-only to express my feelings in regards to a situation and a man, a Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church that I hold in high regard. I asked the Lord to speak to my heart, soon after he did. I know that could put me in a weird spot. I don’t claim to be a Joan of Arc. I didn’t hear any audible voices or anything; however I do believe the Lord will speak to anyone who has a desire to listen.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A court-appointed trustee in the case against Bernard Madoff has asked a judge if he may take over ownership of the accused swindler's firm, an associated trading firm, property, artwork and corporate entertainment tickets.
Court documents seen on Tuesday said the trustee, New York lawyer Irving Picard, had made the request with the consent of other civil and criminal investigators as part of efforts to recover assets for Madoff's customers.
Bad AIG. Bad bad bad. Benny's gonna give you a spanking. - Ed.
March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s blast at American International Group Inc. in Senate testimony yesterday suggests regulators plan further curbs on risk and concentration in the financial-services industry.
Read more @ Bloomberg
The psyops always mixes truth and lies in some special house blend. Secret recipe. - Ed.
Voice of the White House
“ My story about the Chinese counterfeiting American (and other nations’) coins has started a huge stink. I am inserting here an email from a friend of mine in the Department of Justice, who will naturally not be identified. What he has to say is most interesting:
“You are definitely onto something big, and I suppose that the Secret Service probably is more concerned over the sophisticated counterfeiting of modern currency such as the Nokos' $100 bills. It would seem to me that the coin problem will cause a great deal of unhappiness with Americans in general because probably millions of Americans have modest coin collections.
Read more here
Chinese gold counterfeiting also mentioned recently by George Ure at Urban Survival.
Heneghan: AIG British-based Ponzi Scheme Exposed
United States of America - It can now be reported that Department of Justice officials received a criminal referral today from U.S. Treasury investigators allegedly that American International Group's (AIG) London-based office engaged in criminal securities and insurance fraud for over ten (10) years. The London-based office ran parallel to the illegal TREASONOUS Bush-Clinton-Tony Blair-Alan Greenspan London-based trading platform that has now been directly linked, along with the TREASONOUS Federal Reserve, to the theft of U.S. Treasury funds. We can now divulge that the London-based AIG office did not buy any securities or issue any insurance policies but engaged in a Ponzi Scheme in direct conspiracy with noted Israeli Mossad Ponzi Scheme master thief Bernard Madoff.
Current British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, (a former British MI-5 and MI-6 agent), was fully aware of this Ponzi Scheme activity and did nothing.
Read more here
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," March 3, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: And finally, an arrest in the Chandra Levy murder case. United States attorney Jeffrey Taylor spoke earlier today. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TAYLOR: Earlier today, a judge of the superior court of the District of Columbia signed an arrest warrant charging 17-year-old Ingmar Guandique for first-degree murder in the death of Chandra Levy. As stated in the affidavit submitted in support of that warrant, we allege that Guandique murdered Ms. Levy on or about May 1, 2001, in Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, D.C. We believe that Ms. Levy was a random victim of Guandique, who allegedly attacked and killed her as she walked her dog through Rock Creek Park on May 1, 2001. Read more @ Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504404,00.html
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," March 3, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: And finally, an arrest in the Chandra Levy murder case. United States attorney Jeffrey Taylor spoke earlier today.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
TAYLOR: Earlier today, a judge of the superior court of the District of Columbia signed an arrest warrant charging 17-year-old Ingmar Guandique for first-degree murder in the death of Chandra Levy.
As stated in the affidavit submitted in support of that warrant, we allege that Guandique murdered Ms. Levy on or about May 1, 2001, in Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, D.C.
We believe that Ms. Levy was a random victim of Guandique, who allegedly attacked and killed her as she walked her dog through Rock Creek Park on May 1, 2001.
Read more @ Fox News
Gerald Steinberg fantasizes about delegitimizing Durban II Conference. - Ed.
What if the UN gave an Israel-bashing party and nobody came? While this is only one possible scenario for the Durban Review Conference scheduled to begin on April 20 in Geneva, it is not a total fantasy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he wanted to work with Russia to resolve a nuclear stand-off with Iran but denied reports he had offered to slow deployment of a missile defense shield in exchange for Moscow's help.
Read more @ Reuters
Russia's financial crisis is beginning to destabilise the delicate Kremlin power balance, with a struggle between rival clans eroding Vladimir Putin's authority and aggravating his relationship with his protege, President Dmitry Medvedev.
Read more @ Guardian UK
“Promise amid peril.” The stated priorities of the Obama economic package are health, education, renewable energy, investment in infrastructure and transportation. "Quality education" is at the forefront. Obama has also promised to "make health care more affordable and accessible", for every American.
At first sight, the budget proposal has all the appearances of an expansionary program, a demand oriented "Second New Deal" geared towards creating employment, rebuilding shattered social programs and reviving the real economy.
Obama's promise is based on a mammoth austerity program. The entire fiscal structure is shattered, turned upside down.
Find time to watch this. You will not be disappointed.
Dr. Ott's Presentation on the Bird Flu Hoax
If you missed our latest video, “The 11 Laws of Bear Market Success,” or you want to watch it again, click here now for the recording.
The timing couldn’t be better. Indeed …
Just as the Obama Administration launches a triple tirade of new initiatives — a record stimulus package, a bigger round of rescues, and the largest deficit financing of all time …
Just as the Treasury Department doubles down on its bailouts for sinking giants — Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, General Motors, Chrysler, and Citigroup …
And precisely when the government has raised hopes for a recovery in 2010 …
The panic phase of this collapse is about to begin.
The panic phase is an acceleration in the economic decline … a chain reaction of debt explosions … a free-fall in the financial markets … and a series of rude awakenings that will accelerate the decline even further:
FEDERAL BUDGET NUMBERS INDICATE THAT OBAMA PEOPLE ARE COMPLETELY MAD...
... OR ELSE THEY ARE HIDING SOMETHING SO TERRIBLE THAT THEY DON'T MIND RIDICULE
OBAMA'S INDIA RUBBER BUDGET NUMBERS DON'T IMPRESS THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
HE'S PROMISING THE MOON, THE PLANETS, THE STARS AND THE MILKY WAY...
... PAYING FOR IT WITH A TRASH DEBT MOUNTAIN THAT CAN'T BE LEGITIMATELY FINANCED
INSTEAD OF VIA TAXABLE REVENUE GENERATED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AS ADVISED
• DAY OF RECKONING IS 'HAPPENING' AT HIGH SPEED, JUST AS THIS SERVICE PREDICTED
MRS CLINTON'S CRASS STATEMENT IN CHINA: HER BRAIN FELL OUT OF HER HEAD
THE 'EMINENT DOMAIN' 'STORY LINE' AGAIN: DESPICABLE, MALICIOUS RUMOUR. PROVE IT.
Read report here
Right. Because we working stiffs know that that sort of money is easy to come by just through hard work, luck and a few connections. - Ed.
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton, who is presiding over a lawsuit against Madoff by the Securities and Exchange Commission, filed an order yesterday modifying terms of an asset freeze on Bernard Madoff’s property. As part of his order, he cited a claim by Ruth Madoff that some of her assets are separate from his.
PARIS – With fears of a global financial crisis harming states in Central and Eastern Europe, and doing potential damage to Europe’s successful single currency, European Union heads of state agreed to help emerging states at an emergency summit in Brussels.
Read more @ Christian Science Monitor
Truthy. - Ed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is not close to having a nuclear weapon, which gives the United States and others time to try to persuade Tehran to abandon its suspected atomic arms program, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday.
"They're not close to a stockpile, they're not close to a weapon at this point, and so there is some time," Gates said on NBC television's "Meet The Press."
Russia's president has his first chance to comment on reports he received a secret letter from President Barack Obama seeking help to disarm Iran at a news conference Tuesday wrapping up a two-day visit to Spain.
Read more @ International Herald Tribune
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets at the White House Tuesday with U.S. President Barack Obama for talks on fighting the world economic crisis.
Mr. Brown has said he hopes to gain new momentum for what he calls the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States.
Read more @ VOA News
American blogger to present Israel with 'fuck off' lines for everything they do. - Ed.
Israel plans to present U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a series of "red lines" it wants Washington to incorporate into its planned dialogue with Tehran about Iran's nuclear program.
Clinton arrived in Israel Monday night and will meet with various Israeli officials Tuesday.
Read more @ Haaretz
Opinion: Anne Bayefsky
Barack Obama just added double-dealing to his foreign policy repertoire. On Friday, administration officials led many Jewish leaders to believe that the president had decided to boycott the United Nation's "anti-racism" conference known as Durban II. At the same time, however, human rights organizations were being led to believe that the administration was not pulling out and was looking for a way to "re-engage."
Read more @ Forbes
The Department of Homeland Security has produced a new “Concept of Operations” (pdf) to define how the Department will support and oversee the network of dozens of “fusion centers” that have been established around the country. The fusion centers are intended to promote a collaborative approach among federal, state and local authorities to combating terrorism and criminal activity.
Read more @ Secrecy News
Wikileaks has cracked the encryption to a key document relating to the war in Afghanistan. The document, titled "NATO in Afghanistan: Master Narrative", details the "story" NATO representatives are to give to, and to avoid giving to, journalists.
Read more @ SOS
A security analyst has revealed that a major mobile telecommunications carrier has a secret backdoor which provides an undisclosed third party with unfettered access to the network, including the content of calls. Evidence suggests that the recipient of that data is the FBI.
Read more @ arstechnica
MI5 Alert on Bank Riots
TOP secret contingency plans have been drawn up to counter the threat posed by a “summer of discontent” in Britain.
Read more @ Daily Express
Experts fight H5N1 bird flu using smallpox vaccine
While H5N1 rarely infects people, experts fear [or perhaps hope????] it could mutate into a form that people could easily pass to one another, sparking a pandemic that could kill tens of millions and topple the global economy.
Read more @ Reuters
By Mark Heinrich and Sylvia Westall
VIENNA (Reuters) - A new U.S. readiness to engage Iran could help resolve suspicions about its nuclear work but Tehran must do more to "unblock this stalemated situation," the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday. Mohamed ElBaradei made the remarks in an address kicking off a week-long meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of governors in Vienna, the first since U.S. President Barack Obama took office on January 20.
Senator Whitehouse is on both the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Thus he perhaps more than anyone else has access to ALL of the available information on the Bush Torture Network. Including the remaining pictures and videotapes from Abu Ghraib that were concealed from the public view. Pictures and videotapes that even Rumsfeld was shocked by, even though, as has become apparent since, he authorized them….or at least the programs that led to them.. Before he was implicated he had this to say…
Read more @ There Are No Sunglasses
by Christopher Bollyn
The current financial crisis, like 9-11, did not just fall out of the sky. Rather, both 9-11 and the financial melt-down are the results of decades of planning and preparation. President Clinton's denial of responsibility for the current economic crisis notwithstanding, it was his administration, indeed, his special adviser, the Israeli son-of-a-terrorist Rahm Emanuel, who took credit for single-handedly pushing the economically treasonous NAFTA bill through Congress. That a president from the pro-labor Democrat party would support a bill designed to destroy the jobs of millions of working Americans as it devastated the
Read more @ Kenny's Sideshow
Interpol begins studying Iran's request for the arrest of 15 senior Israeli officials over war crimes committed during the Gaza offensive.
At a news briefing on Sunday, Tehran's Public Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, said that Iran had referred the case to the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or Interpol), drawing on the organization's charter and Israel's violation of the Geneva Conventions.
Read more @ Press TV
GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said Monday the West's boycott of the Islamist group would undercut international reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, a cautionary message coinciding with an international donors' conference in Egypt.
Western powers say they will not deal with Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union, unless the group renounced violence and recognized Israel.
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Good. Rats in a sack. Hopefully they bite each other to death. - Ed.
Meeting in Brussels for a long Sunday lunch, European Union leaders were supposed to clear the air after weeks of jibes, sneers and slurs over who is to blame for the economic crisis. But after a three-hour meal of goat cheese, beef stew and apple crumble, they emerged as ratty as ever, barely concealing their long-standing gripes and graphically revealing how far the E.U. is from any coordinated response to the downturn.
Read more @ TIME (of all places)
>A small number of extremely wealthy people, descendants of wealthy families in Europe and the U.S, own a major part of the material wealth of the world. This power is concentrated in London which is the centre of the world banking system. The control they exercise is kept within the original families and passed down from generation to generation. They are highly organised, operating in secret through a web of 'private' organisations.
This group is known as the Global Elite.
Their wealth is accumulating on a compound basis. They determine the course of history, through virtual control of the world economy.
Read more @ Hidden Mysteries
Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage….
Read more @ Information Clearinghouse
But...but...journalists are not journalists either? - Ed.
The question of what makes a journalist is due for yet another round of debate, now that Congress is weighing two competing versions of a federal shield law for reporters.
Last Friday, the Senate introduced its own version of the Free Flow of Information Act, a follow-up to the House’s action two days before. Both versions would provide new — if limited — protection against subpoenas for journalists, and both version contain a range of exceptions. Both bills were introduced in 2007 as well, with the House version passing overwhelmingly despite a veto threat. The Senate bill was passed easily out of committee only to die without a vote of the full chamber as the session ran out of time. (For details on the previous bills, see previous CMLP posts here, here, here, and here.)
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