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mercredi 24 septembre 2008

La listériose et le rôle de Harper; Obama-Biden et la guerre au terrorisme

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Émission de L'Autre Monde du 25 septembre 2008: Harper et la listériose; Obama-Biden et la guerre au terrorisme


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Cette semaine: Obama-Biden et la guerre contre le terrorisme; le scandale de la listériose et le rôle du gouvernement Harper; les élections et d`autres puissants enjeux comme l`affaire de Denis Coderre, Stockwell Day et le réseau de prostitution mis à jour par Marie-Claude Montpetit.

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Bin Laden´s Son Says Videos Are Fakes Of His Father

On Belgian television, Omar Bin Laden claimed that there are fake
video clones of his father. Of course this makes sense since his
death was widely reported in the Middle East, including the
respected Egyptian newspaper, Al Wafd in 2001


Afghanistan Now 15X Deadlier than Iraq

This data is for the last 30 days:

U.S. hostile fire deaths in Iraq: 7
U.S. hostile fire deaths in Afghanistan: 22

Number of U.S. troops in Iraq: 146,000
Number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan: 33,000

Hostile fire death rate in Iraq--7 deaths per 146,000 troops (.005 percent)
Hostile fire death rate in Afghanistan--7 deaths per 10,000 troops (.07 percent)


Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says

Fluctuations in the magnetic field have occurred in several far-flung regions of Earth, the researchers found.

In 2003 scientists found pronounced changes in the magnetic field in the Australasian region. In 2004, however, the changes were focused on Southern Africa.

The changes "may suggest the possibility of an upcoming reversal of the geomagnetic field," said study co-author Mioara Mandea, a scientist at the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam.



Hedge funds move $100bn into safe havens

Hedge funds charging hefty fees for sophisticated trading strategies aimed at outperforming the wider market have collectively parked $100bn in simple money market funds typically used by investors seeking safe rather than spectacular returns.

Citigroup estimates that hedge funds have now placed $600bn in cash, and that $100bn of this is held in money market funds, normally seen as some of the safest places to invest cash.


Bush & McCain Blackmail America With Economic Terrorism

Ferocious fear-mongering rhetoric, possible cancellation of presidential election as financial terrorists threaten Americans with chaos unless power-grabbing bailout bill is passed



White House Admits It Drew Up Bailout Months Ago

[White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony] Fratto insisted that the plan was not slapped together and had been drawn up as a contingency over previous months and weeks by administration officials. He acknowledged lawmakers were getting only days to peruse it, but he said this should be enough.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So, months ago the Bush White House knew we were headed into this trouble AND THEY DID NOTHING TO PREVENT IT!!!!!!!!!!!


US Navy reinforces presence in Afghanistan

ON BOARD OF THE USS RONALD REAGAN, GULF OF OMAN // The US military has begun reinforcing its presence in Afghanistan weeks ahead of an expected troop build-up amid reassurances that efforts to avoid civilian casualties will be redoubled.

This month, George W Bush, the US president, said he would be sending an additional 4,500 soldiers to Afghanistan while pulling 8,000 US troops from Iraq as a result of the security gains there.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Take a good look at a map.

(http://encarta.msn.com/map_701512838/oman_gulf_of.html)

Whatever these naval planes are doing, we're talking about a millions of dollars' worth of jet fuel to fly whatever missions are being flown into Afghanistan.

Note, also, how close the Gulf of Oman is to Iran.

One has to wonder, with the US economy in such a mess, just how desperate this US administration is to start a war - any war - in order to deflect from the worsening economy.


The Creation of the Second Great Depression by Ron Paul

The claim that the market caused all this is so staggeringly foolish that only politicians and the media could pretend to believe it. But that has become the conventional wisdom, with the desired result that those responsible for the credit bubble and its predictable consequences – predictable, that is, to those who understand sound, Austrian economics – are being let off the hook. The Federal Reserve System is actually positioning itself as the savior, rather than the culprit, in this mess!


COPS IN NUDE TASER SLAY

Police fired a Taser at a naked Brooklyn man armed with only a fluorescent light tube yesterday, sending him falling to his death from a second-floor ledge after he went on a 40-minute rant.


Is a U.S.-Approved Coup Under Way in Bolivia?

On Monday, Sept. 15, Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Santiago, Chile for an emergency meeting of Latin American leaders that convened to seek a resolution to the recent conflict in Bolivia. Upon his arrival, Morales said, "I have come here to explain to the presidents of South America the civic coup d'etat by governors in some Bolivian states in recent days.

Webmaster's Commentary:

As reported on 13 September 08 in Global Research (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10187)

"He (Goldberg) presented his credentials before President Evo Morales on October 13, 2006; but three months before his arrival in Bolivia, when he was still in Pristina fulfilling his role as head of the US mission in Kosovo, it was already being said that the new US ambassador designated by George Bush for this Andean country, Philip Goldberg, would come to take part in the separatist process that was being cultivated in the background to pierce the Bolivian regime.

On July 13, 2006, the journalist for El Deber of Santa Cruz, Leopoldo Vegas, published a report indicating that "in the view of three political scientists interviewed after learning about the White House's decision, the experience acquired by Goldberg in eastern Europe which produced ethnic conflict after the separation of the former Yugoslavia can be used in Bolivia, using as an opportunity the changes that the government itself is trying to introduce."


Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Oppose Immediate Action on Bailout

Though nobody is feelin’ groovy these days, voters want to tell Congress: Slow down, you move too fast. According to a poll released today by Marist College, more than two-thirds of registered voters, 68%, want Congress to wait on the $700 billion financial sector bailout, stating more time is needed to understand the costs and risks.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"You don't need need to understand the risks. I said, You don't need need to understand the risks. Dangit, how does Obi-wan do that mind control thing???" -- Official White Horse Souse


Bailout - 5 Crisis Questions for the Press

But surely the Big Bailout is more about rescuing the regular banking system than it is about anything else. Banks aren’t lending to each other. We’re officially in a Panic of ’08. Why is it now considered good that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will now be able to spread their risk to consumer deposits, rather than relying on short-term borrowing?



lundi 22 septembre 2008

La vraie face du gouvernement et les fausses élections

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La vraie face du gouvernement et les fausses élections

Vous vous demandez pourquoi les candidats à la présidence ou pour devenir Premier Ministre sont toujours aussi mauvais, à part quelques rares exceptions? Ils faut savoir comment les bonnes personnes pour le peuple sont ridiculisées ou même éliminées dans ce système. L`ordre établi ne laissera pas passer quelqu`un qui nuit à leur intérêt passer si facilement.

Quels intérêts on t-il à protéger? Regardez le troisième vidéo pour vous donner une idée.

LNI


Why our presidential candidates are always such crap

What happens to independent candidates


Bill Maher: Assassination by media ridicule







Chip Tatum: Harder methods





Neutralized by media thugs
- or by real ones

It was very odd when Ross Perot dropped out of the presidential race in the 1990s.

He was doing well, having fun and clearly had no shortage of funds to carry on.

Suddenly, mumbling something about threats to his family, he was gone.

But sometimes constant public ridicule is all it takes to neutralize a candidate.

Here's Bill Maher doing what he does best.

His job is to pose as a progressive and ridicule everything that threatens the people who put and keep him on the air. Note how he skillfully invalidates everything Ron Paul had to say in an attempt to paint him as an oddball.

For the record: I loathe Bill Maher.

Chip Tatum is a much more sympathetic character.

A good soldier, he really believed the things he was doing served the country.

But he eventually learned the hard way.

Jailed for two years on completely bogus charges in order to neutralize him. The last I heard, his tortured body washed up an a beach in
Panama in early 2007. Can't confirm that though.

His wife Nancy Tatum wrote a book called "Joining Club Fed" which may be the single best, real-world portrayal of the so-called criminal justice system in the
US and how it's used to punish whistle blowers.

Truly scary stuff, especially since it is so accurate.

Career tip: If you work for the government, especially the parts that put people away - literally and figuratively - you better be prepared to go along with everything you see, or risk ending up in jail or dead.

(And they might just do you for the heck of it anyway.)

It's not really fun being a member of the Mafia unless you're a true, full blown psychopath.
Even then, longevity is doubtful.



The Secret Government - 1987

When the US sold missiles to Iran, converted the profits to guns,
and traded the guns for cocaine





Bush Sr and his Handiwork

Iran/Contra.

The
US sold missiles to Iran, bought guns with the profits and then sent the guns to Central America to support to support a terror war against peasants in the countryside there.

The guns were paid for with cocaine processed by the so-called Contra which was then shipped to the
US and sold wholesale to a criminal organization based in Los Angeles that was largely responsible for spreading crack cocaine throughout the nation in the 1980s.

When Bush Jr. took office in 2000, dozens of Iran-Contra operatives came out of the woodwork to join his administration. Fox News gave one of the chief ring leaders, Oliver North, his own TV show.

(The head of Fox News is Roger Ailes, the former campaign manager for George Bush Sr's presidential campaign.)

During the Iran-Contra operation Ronadl Reagan was nominally the president of the
United States. In reality, vice president George Bush, Sr - director of the CIA less than ten years before - ran the show.

Amazingly, Bush Sr. completely insulated himself from any personal consequences regarding Iran-Contra. Like a good mafia don, he had layers and layers of loyal "button men" willing to shut up and take the fall for him.

His good friend Bill Clinton, who by many accounts protected the gun export and cocaine importation leg of this trade as it was conducted out of Mena, Arkansas, ran against Bush for president in 1992, won, and promptly discontinued all further investigation into the Iran-Contra affair.

If you want to take this a little deeper, the folks who were incinerated at Waco by Clinton and Janet Reno very early in Clinton's presidency, had a thriving business converting semi-automatic rifles to automatic ones. It's never been made clear who the customers for these weapons were, but if you look at a map,
Waco, Texas is not that far from Mena, Arkansas.

Bill Clinton's representatives in the ATF office in
Little Rock started feverishly developing their case against the Waco "cult" immediately after Clinton's election in November of 1992.

Yeah, it's complicated.

It's a shame these guys have so much energy and initiative because they do manage to get a lot done.

dimanche 21 septembre 2008

Informations censurées à propos du pétrole

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Informations censurées à propos du pétrole

How PBS and Chevron
got together to kill
the alternative fuel movement









When it really matters,
information in the
US is censored

Hopefully, you've seen all the videos in this series.

If not, I recommend you do that now to appreciate the enormity of what's been done to us by the oil industry and its henchmen.

And those henchmen most definitely include PBS, the so-called Public Broadcasting Service, perhaps better called the Petroleum Broadcasting Service.

For a few million dollars a year, the oil industry has completely censored any reporting on the REALITY that the
US does not have to - and never had to - be dependent on gasoline for transport.

* The original scheme during the early days of the automobile to kill alcohol as fuel:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/421.html

* How the oil industry continues to censor the science of alcohol as fuel:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/422.html

If you've already seen these clips, here's where you can get the book:

Alcohol can be a gas

The Great Amnesia

How we became slaves to oil





Oil really is the root of all evil

Take oil and petroleum out of the energy equation and replace it with a locally produced, locally controlled, ecological, economical, renewable resource and what happens?

95% of the world's structural problems melt away.

No more oil wars. No more money leaving our country by the hundreds of billions. No more ecological devastation related to fuel production. Greatly reduced carcinogens.

But oil is necessary for our lifestyle, right?

If it's not, how did we get hooked on oil in the first place?

History tells us the
US went from whale oil to kerosene for lamps courtesy of the ingenuity of John Rockefeller and Standard Oil.

It also tells us that gasoline and diesel made from oil and was the only practical source of fuel for motor vehicles (cars, trucks, buses and tractors.) Still is, so they say.

But think about something for a moment.

Prohibition was the total ban on alcohol manufacturing in the
US from 1919 to 1933.

We accept it as a force of nature and never examine it.

The
US is a hard drinking nation. Always has been and back when this ban was put in place it was far more so. The people who put Prohibition in place were men, most of whom were serious drinkers themselves.

Are we to believe that these 1919-era men were led and controlled a group of 1919-era church ladies?

Does that make any sense?

Is it a coincidence that the ban of alcohol production took place just as the fledgling auto industry was gaining traction and alcohol was the obvious and superior choice for fuel?

And was only lifted after the local alcohol-for-fuel infrastructure was completely destroyed, forgotten and supplanted by oil industry giants?

Am I saying that the last 90 years of the economic, political, and ecological rape of the world by oil companies has been a total con job, enforced with violence and supported by generations of corrupt politicians (Cheney, Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Nixon, and on and on it goes.)

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.

samedi 20 septembre 2008

Les magouilles criminelles de la famille Bush

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Like father, like son

No consequences for Bush Jr?





Change?



Not really.

When Bill Clinton, "the man from Hope," took the White House one of the things he did not put on his agenda was a serious investigation into the vast criminal enterprise operated by George Bush, Sr. that went by the name Iran/Contra.

Bush Sr. who belonged in jail on many counts walked away scott free.

Since Clinton left the White House, it's obvious that he and Bush Sr. are the best of friends playing golf together and posing for numerous photo ops.

Is Obama going to go after the vast criminal enterprise Bush Jr. presided over.

The message is loud and clear. He will not.

What do you call the form of government where the chief executive can break serious laws repeatedly causing grave harm to the nation without consequences of any kind?

On the other hand, can Bush pardon himself in advance for murder? I don't think so.

Why a murder indictment against Bush is not only realistic, it's also advisable. Best of all, it won't require cooperation from the next occupant of the White House or the Congress.

How to indict Bush for murder



The Mafia, the CIA and Bush Sr.

Roots of the Savings & Loan Scandal

Part One





Part Two





Banking - Bush style

Regular Brasscheck TV viewers know that throughout its second term, the Bush administration actively interfered with states that attempted to enforce their own state lending laws.

Bush & Co. used the Office of the Controller of the Currency to sue states like
New York to stop them from going after predatory lenders.

Bush Jr. is not the first Bush to get "hands on" involved in shaping the lending industry to his will.

Many know that one of this brothers, Neil, was part of a spectacular Savings & Loan failure in the 1980s.

What far fewer people are aware of is how deeply the CIA, organized crime and, George Bush Sr. were involved in the Savings & Loan disaster which caused US taxpayers and estimated trillion dollars plus.

The term of art for these kinds of operations is a "bust out."

The scam works as follows: an organized crime group takes over a business, borrows as much as it can in the business' name, fails to pay vendors and then disappears with all the cash.

The Bush family and its associates in organized crime and the CIA have figured out how to run this scam on a multi-hundred billion dollar level using the entire US banking system as its playground.

When you consider that Reagan was probably out of it from Day One of his term and that Bill Clinton is a close associate of George Bush Sr., the Bush crime syndicate has been influencing when not outright running the executive branch continuously since 1980, which, perhaps not so coincidentally, marks the earliest days of the credit bubble the economy is now having serious trouble digesting.




Meet me at Mena

Why Bush Sr. and Clinton
are such great friends


In 1992, an obscure governor from an economically backward state became president of the United States.

How did
Clinton ever become a candidate let alone make it into the White House?

To be sure, he was intelligent, charismatic, and had a well organized campaign.

He promised "change" from the disastrous fours year of the Bush Sr. administration.

In fact, he and George Bush Sr. were friends and colleagues long before they ran against each other, a fact obscured by the media.

As president, Clinton:

1. Discontinued investigations into Bush's role in "Iran Contra"
2. Continued Bush's savage attacks on Iraqi civilians via attacks on that country's infrastructure
3. Continued to allow hard drugs to flow into the country unimpeded while drastically ramping up persecution and prosecution of marijuana users
4. Witnessed a dramatic act of domestic terrorism (
Oklahoma City) which he saw no need to investigate,
5. Greatly accelerated the erosion of civil liberties in the
US
6. Continued the precedent of attacking countries that had not attacked or even threatened us (
Yugoslavia)
7. Presided over a vicious military-style attack on
US civilians (Waco)

***Implication de Denis Coderre, Stockwell Day et Gregory Hambley dans un réseau de prostitution au Canada

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***Implication de Denis Coderre, Stockwell Day et Gregory Hambley dans un réseau de prostitution au Canada


***Entrevues exclusive du Mouvement Montréalais pour la vérité sur le 11 septembre et ensuite de Benoit Perron de CISM (Zone de résistance) avec Marie-Claude Montpetit, qui discute de l’implication de Denis Coderre, l’ambassadeur américain Mark Gregory Hambley et Stockwell Day dans un réseau de prostitution en Occident et l’immigration illégale de membres de Jamaat al-Fuqra au Canada.

Pour l`émission à télécharger de Benoit Perron, vous avez une semaine pour la sauver sur votre ordinateur, il s`agit de l`émission du 16 septembre.


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vendredi 19 septembre 2008

Culture en péril

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Culture en péril

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrATQeLLKX0

La Russie donne un ultimatum de 21 jours à l`OTAN pour quitter la Mer Noire

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La Russie donne un ultimatum de 21 jours à l`OTAN pour quitter la Mer Noire



On September 3, 2008, George Norey the host of Coast to Coast which is heard in the US on over 500 Stations and through out the world, interviewed Steve Qualye.

The bottom line is that Russia has given NATO 21 DAYS to Exit the Black Sea.

Could this be the start of something big?

Could this postpone the USA Election?

There is so much more I could write but I will let the video stand for itself.

This is a serious warning and could create all kinds of problems world wide.

The US Government will be "technically" Bankrupt as of September 30th, so we will see.

Please feel free to down load this video, post it on your own channel, rate it and send it on.

Blessings to all of you who have subscribed and believe in individual from.

Cheers for now,
From the Southern Hemisphere.
You know, the God zone, in New Zealand.

Here is what the news said today about what is happening.....(no this is not a US report, they only have entertainment in the US, no real news).

A US Navy flagship carrying humanitarian aid yesterday steamed into a Georgian port where Russian troops are still stationed, stoking tensions once again in the tinderbox Caucasus region.

A previous trip by US warships was cancelled at the last minute a week ago amid fears that an armed stand-off could intensify in the Black Sea port of Poti.

The arrival of the USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, came as Moscow accused Dick Cheney, the hawkish US Vice-President, of stoking tensions during a visit to Tbilisi this week. After meeting President Saakashvili, Mr Cheney vowed to bring Georgia into the Nato alliance. Russia sees such moves as Western encroachment on its traditional sphere of influence.

Russia's leaders have accused previous US warships that docked at the port of Batumi, to the south, of delivering weapons to re-arm the smashed Georgian military — charges that Washington denied.
Related Links * Cheney delivers warning to Moscow * Britain values unity in Nato over Georgia * Georgia linked to Nato early warning system

While Russia again questioned the deployment of what it described as "the number one ship of its type in the US Navy" in the Black Sea, it said that it planned no military action in response. The Russian Army has kept a small component of soldiers in Poti, where Georgian officials accuse them of looting port authority buildings.

"Naval ships of that class can hardly deliver a large amount of aid," said Andrei Nesterenko, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman. "Such ships have a hold for keeping provisions for the crew and items needed for sailing. How many tonnes of aid can a ship of that type deliver?"

He said that the presence of US warships could contravene international conventions governing shipping in the Black Sea, and in particular restrictions on the entry of naval ships from countries that do not share a Black Sea coastline. The small Russian garrison in Poti would pose no military threat to a vessel like the Mount Whitney, but the proximity of two hostile forces in such a fraught environment set the political temperature rising again in the Caucasus a month after Russia's five-day war with Georgia.

Moscow, which followed up its crushing military defeat of Georgia by unilaterally recognising two of its breakaway provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, was angry that Mr Cheney still insisted on Georgia's entrance into the Atlantic alliance — something several key Nato members oppose. "The new promises to Tbilisi relating to the speedy membership of Nato strengthen the Saakashvili regime's dangerous feeling of impunity and encourages its dangerous ambitions," said Mr Nesterenko.

Visiting Kiev, the Ukrainian capital yesterday, Mr Cheney kept up his tough anti-Russian rhetoric when he urged Ukraine's squabbling pro-Western leaders to unite in the face of threats to the country's security. He met President Yushchenko and Yuliya Tymoshenko, the Prime Minister, and told them that Ukraine's best hope was to be "united with other democracies".

Mr Yushchenko has accused his former Orange Revolution ally of siding with Russia in the war with Georgia, an allegation she denies. The split led to the collapse of Ukraine's coalition Government on Tuesday.

After endorsing Georgia's application, Mr Cheney said that the US was also committed to Ukraine's membership of Nato. Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house, accused Mr Cheney of forging an "anti-Russian axis".

L'asymptote de la semaine!

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mercredi 17 septembre 2008

Les vrais et faux enjeux des élections canadiennes et américaines

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Émission de L'Autre Monde du 18 septembre 2008: Les vrais et faux enjeux des élections canadiennes et américaines


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Au menu cette semaine nous parlons des vrais et faux enjeux des élections autant au Canada qu`au États-Unis. Quand le peuple s`assumera t-il?
Nous avons aussi la visite d`un invité spécial, Pierre JC Allard, pour nous entretenir de ces sujets et d`autres comme de l`Internet et de la montée de l`influence des bloggeurs au Québec.

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Les 7 du Québec


Qui est Oussama ben Laden ? La vérité derrière le 11 septembre..
- par Michel Chossudovsky - 2008-09-11

Les démocrates endossent la « guerre mondiale au terrorisme » : Obama « pourchasse » Osama.
- par Michel Chossudovsky - 2008-09-04
La « promesse américaine » d’Obama, c’est la guerre. Barack Obama adhère à la « guerre mondiale au terrorisme » (GMAT).

CONFÉRENCE: Peter Dale Scott. Comment le 11 septembre a changé l'Amérique
Montréal le 19 septembre
- 2008-09-08

Le gouvernement américain prend contrôle de géants du refinancement hypothécaire pour éviter l’effondrement financier
- par Bill Van Auken - 2008-09-10

Les complices du 11 septembre se disputent la présidence des États-Unis
La campagne de Obama et McCain attise l'hystérie de la « guerre contre le terrorisme »
- par Larry Chin - 2008-09-08



Morgan Stanley Shares Down Again

Morgan Stanley's share price plunged by around 20% on Thursday as the US investment bank tried to strike a major deal or raise more cash.


Morgan Stanley in Talks with China's CITIC

Morgan Stanley is in talks to possibly be acquired by China's CITIC, sources in the U.S. and China have told CNBC.



Key Witness to WTC 7 Explosions Dead at 53

Barry Jennings, a key 9/11 eyewitness who was an emergency coordinator for the New York Housing Authority, has passed away at age 53 from circumstances not yet disclosed.


Lehman Brothers Close Ties

Al Gore’s carbon trading business GIM was banked with Lehman Bros. It will be interesting to see how this will play in the future but I suspect that this increases the risk of participating in Carbon trading. Merrill Lynch was also deeply involved in this business.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So, they were already relying on a gigantic scam to keep their finances afloat!



Worst Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight


Up To 500 Bank Closures Could Absorb FDIC Funds

Mark Patterson, chairman of private equity fund MattlinPatterson, told an audience of financial experts at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria this week that the U.S. could suffer up to 500 bank closures and that the chances of a new great depression are now as high as 25 per cent.


U.S. to Sell $100 Billion in Bills to Fund Fed Moves

The U.S. Treasury said it will sell an additional $100 billion in short-term debt to aid the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, amid the biggest extension of central- bank credit to financial companies since the Great Depression.

The Treasury today announced plans to sell $30 billion in 59-day bills at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, $30 billion in 45-day bills at 1 p.m. tomorrow and $40 billion in seven-day bills on at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24.

Webmaster's Commentary:

It will be interesting to see how many of those 59-day bills actually get sold... and to whom.


Run On Money Market Fund: Reserve Primary Fund Lost 60% Of Its Assets To Redemptions This Week

The news on redemptions at Reserve Primary is certainly being kept low key. The only reference to it that I have seen was buried in the third paragraph of a Bloomberg story.

The Reserve Primary Fund lost more than 60 percent of its assets to redemptions this week,according to Bloomberg. Now that's a run on a money market fund.


Fed $250 Billion to Calm Marts

The Federal Reserve almost quadrupled the amount of dollars central banks can auction around the world to $247 billion in a coordinated bid to ease the worst crisis facing financial markets since the 1920s.

The Fed increased the amount of dollars that the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and other counterparts can offer from $67 billion ``to address the continued elevated pressures in U.S. dollar short-term funding markets.'' The Bank of England, the Bank of Canada and the Swiss National Bank also participated.

Webmaster's Commentary:

To give you a sense of scale, NASA's entire budget for 2008 was just $18 billion.



Fed, central banks move to boost global confidence

The Federal Reserve, working with central banks in Europe, Canada and Asia, pumped as much as $180 billion into money markets on Thursday to combat a seizing up of lending between banks that is intensifying global financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Let's see, that's another $180 billion (that's ten times the entire NASA budget) worth of inflation and higher prices for us all to pay, plus we are all on the hook for that $180 billion if the financial institutions it is handed to collapse.

I am not confident!


Morgan Stanley Considers Merger With Wachovia

As the wrenching shifts within the American financial industry shook world markets on Wednesday, Morgan Stanley, one of the two major Wall Street banks left standing, was considering a possible merger with the Wachovia Corporation or another bank, according to people briefed on the discussions.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This may not work out. Wachovia has serious exposure to the Lehman debacle. They are not the heavy cash cow that Morgan needs.



Let the bank runs begin!

The immediate aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy will be a massive and manic flight to liquidity and withdrawal of funds and credit from banks, S&L's, insurance companies and brokerages, leading to more failures.

Nothing can stop it at this point.



China paper urges new currency order after "financial tsunami"

Threatened by a "financial tsunami," the world must consider building a financial order no longer dependent on the United States, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The dollar just died, along with Bretton Woods.


Darkest day for Scottish banking as the Bank of Scotland faces its end

FOR Scotland's oldest bank, it was the suddenness of its rout that stunned. That and the silence at the top. That and the invisibility of leadership. That and the short-selling frenzy that descended on HBOS shares yesterday, like vultures on a corpse.



Israeli bank stocks, bonds hit further by U.S. banking crisis


The Fed’s run out of money

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Which is a real accomplishment when you own the printing press!



Trillions of dollars are missing from the US government.

What's going on? Where is the money? How could this happen? Where are the checks and balances? How much more has gone missing? What would happen if a corporation failed to pass an audit like this? Or a taxpayer? Who is responsible for this? Would your banks continue to handle your bank account if you behaved like this? Would your investors continue to buy your securities if you behaved like this?

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Remember the biggest new story of September 10th, 2001? Don Rumsfeld admitting that the Pentagon had lost $2.3 trillion (with a 't') of your tax dollars. That should have been the story of the decade, but lucky for ol' Don, just 24 hours later 9-11 wiped that story off of the front page, just as Flight 77 wiped out the very offices inside the Pentagon that were trying to find out just where all that cash had gone to!



THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE CLASS


Global banks brace for derivative blow-up


Europe's Banks at Risk as US Bails Out Insurance Giant AIG

The US central bank agreed to bail out the insurance giant American International Group with $85 billion in an unprecedented move aimed at propping up the influential company.


Officials call off controversial autism study

Health officials have called off plans for a study examining a controversial type of treatment that some autism activists have touted as alternative medical therapy for children with the condition.

The National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, said in a statement on Wednesday that it has canceled a study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of a treatment called chelation.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Memo to the folks at the National Institute of Mental health; in the immortal words of my wife's late grandmother, the horse is already out of the barn.

The following was reported relative to ABC's drama "Eli Stone", and the premiere episode featuring "a family attorney who successfully argues in court that mercury-containing flu vaccine caused autism in one child.",

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Renee Jenkins, wrote ABC/Disney executives a letter demanding the episode be canceled because of the premise of the show.

As reported this last January at the following website:
( http://www.whale.to/vaccine/autismsuit.html):

"The Federal Government recently conceded a real vaccine-autism lawsuit in a real court and will soon pay a real (taxpayer-funded) settlement to a real American family and a very real child with autism......If I were the AAP, or ABC for that matter, I would feel downright silly stating that "no scientific link exists," so soon after the Journal of Child Neurology published a study titled, "Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set." I would also worry about parental reaction to learning that researchers had done due diligence and reanalyzed data from a prior, hugely influential study that (erroneously) found zero connection between mercury levels and autism......
Another study, freshly out of Harvard, likewise shows a potential link between mercury and the autopsied brains of young people with autism. The American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology reports that a marker for oxidative stress was 68.9% higher in autistic brain issue than controls (a statistically significant result), while mercury levels were 68.2% higher. ....
In the article, "Delay in DPT vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma," Anita Kozyrskyj, an asthma researcher at the University of Manitoba, and other scientists combed the medical records of 14,000 children born in Manitoba in 1995 (when many Canadian shots still contained mercury, by the way). They found that children who received the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) vaccine at two months of age were 2.63 times more likely to develop asthma (at a rate of 13.9%) than children who were not given the shot until after four months of age (5.9%)."

If the pharmaceutical and medical industries continue to deny that there is any connection between autism and mercury, they are not liable for the damage this chemical has caused. That's the truth, plain and simple.

Any study looking at the efficacy of chelation therapy as a remedy against the toxic affects of mercury is a study which, by definition, demonstrates that mercury preservatives in vaccines are a poison to kid's systems, and one of the manifestations of that poisoning is autism.

It's no wonder the pharmaceutical companies probably pressured the National Institute of Mental Health to call off the study.


Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Officially Over; ice up over 9% from last year

We have news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). They say: The melt is over. And we’ve added 9.4% ice coverage from this time last year. Though it appears NSIDC is attempting to downplay this in their web page announcement today, one can safely say that despite irrational predictions seen earlier this year, we didn’t reach an “ice free north pole” nor a new record low for sea ice extent.

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The cultists, rather than surrender their faith in the Great God Gore, are whining that it only LOOKS like there is more ice; that the ice sheet may be larger, but it's thinner, much MUCH tinner, really paper thin, oh lordy it just HAS to be thinner. Really. Honest. No kidding.


How 6,000 Tons of Radioactive Sand from Kuwait Ended Up in Idaho

On April 26, 2008, the BBC Alabama arrived in Longview, Washington carrying 6700 tons of Kuwaiti sand. The sand had become contaminated with depleted uranium when U.S. military vehicles and munitions caught fire at Doha Army base in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War. The depleted uranium was being repatriated. The sand was a gift of the Kuwaiti government.