They should not have been there in the first place

Please get these guys out of there!!! A New Zealand Army patrol came under attack in Afghanistan when a four vehicle patrol was hit by a bomb. Explosion hits NZ army patrol in Afghanistan No one was injured. The improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on the flank of the patrol, Army spokesman Captain Zac Prendergast […]

Pentagon Holds Thousands of Americans ‘Prisoners of War’

As Jeanette Fitzsimons pointed out to me New Zealand is not complicit in the illegal war in Iraq, but if the US treats it’s own soldiers like this is there any reason to believe they are acting different in Afghanistan were the situation is quickly deteriorating. So why does New Zealand still have soldiers in […]

Death of the Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

‘Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along by the honeybees. Without this pollination, you could kiss those crops goodbye, to say nothing of the honey bees […]

Tory donor winds up hedge funds in face of SEC charges

Another question for John Key; were you as a bond and derivatives man (He was the head of the European bonds and Derivatives department for Merrill Lynch for a while according to his own website) involved with this hedge fund? By Stephen Foley in New York Thursday, 27 March 2008 Lewis Chester, one of the […]

The housing bubble was engineered

Daniel Estulin  has researched the Bilderberg club for 20 years. One of the originators of this group was Prince Bernard of the Netherlands. His daughter Queen Beatrice is still the one of the ones in control of this group. She is my Queen since I am Dutch. It was common knowledge in the Netherlands that […]

Pentagon rules out including Fallon in Iraq hearing next month

Fallon once famously said that war with Iran would not happen on his watch. Well, his watch has ended. He was forced to step down because he was sick of the wars of aggression and against attacking Iran. No wonder they don’t want him to testify. PENTAGON (AP) – The Pentagon won’t be including Admiral […]

Iraq’s oil ministry invites companies to bid on oil, gas development projects

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Oil Ministry said Sunday that it has invited local and international oil companies to bid for contracts including one to develop a natural gas field in a Sunni area in the west of the country. The ministry has set a deadline of April 24 for companies to submit detailed plans to help develop […]

Barrages hit Green Zone, gunmen kill seven

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Baghdad’s heavily fortified “Green Zone” came under heavy rocket or mortar attack on Sunday, and police said up to eight people had been killed by rockets falling short outside the government and diplomatic compound. The missile attack on the Green Zone came amid an increase in violence in the capital and in […]

What Created This Monster?

LIKE Noah building his ark as thunderheads gathered, Bill Gross has spent the last two years anticipating the flood that swamped Bear Stearns about 10 days ago. As manager of the world’s biggest bond fund and custodian of nearly a trillion dollars in assets, Mr. Gross amassed a cash hoard of $50 billion in case […]

Split Is Forming Over Regulation of Wall Street

OK, it’s simple really, either “we the people” take our money supply back from the fat cat bankers or we give them the rest of the world, they got most of it already.  WASHINGTON – As Congress and the Bush administration struggle to contain the housing and credit crises – and prevent more Wall Street […]

Councils say ‘no’ to cheap homes bill

Local councils have rejected the Government’s new affordable housing bill, warning that associated costs will push up rates and make all ratepayers subsidise first-home buyers. The Affordable Housing Bill is intended to add about 1000 new cheap homes to the national housing market each year. But councils can choose not to use its provisions, and […]

Borrowers start to feel credit squeeze

Fear of a recession and the international credit crunch is giving many mortgage finance companies the jitters – making borrowing more difficult for home buyers. Rejections for home loans at one of the country’s biggest finance lenders, GE Finance, doubled in recent months, even as banks and other mortgage companies continued to hand out 100 […]

The Federal Reserve gets the key to the safe.

Thomas Jefferson, declared, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” […]

New Crisis, Old Isms

The Federal Reserve Bank’s decision last week to address the housing crisis by extending $200 billion of taxpayer-financed credit to Wall Street banks was met with a stunned reaction typical of surprising events. But really, the move was the expression of longstanding isms that routinely package corruption as sound public policy. Some background: During the […]

Bank injects £5bn extra in attempt to ease credit turmoil

By David Prosser, Deputy Business Editor Friday, 21 March 2008 Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, tried to head off criticism from bank bosses by unveiling new borrowing facilities for the sector yesterday just hours before a summit meeting called to address the credit crisis. Mr King said he would make an […]

Shamed by the short traders

The hunt is on for the speculators who sought to profit on the collapse in HBOS share price after spreading false rumours. But how can the regulator catch the guilty parties? By Nick ClarkFriday, 21 March 2008 City regulators have started an exhaustive manhunt for the perpetrators of the smash-and-grab raid on HBOS, the bank […]

Rogue traders force Credit Suisse into £1.4bn writedown

By David Prosser, Deputy Business Editor Friday, 21 March 2008 Credit Suisse faced a double whammy of bad news yesterday, revealing it is almost certain to plunge into loss during the first quarter of this year and admitting a group of rogue traders in its London office had forced it to write down the value […]

World trade decelerates almost to a standstill

The data appear to provide further evidence that global economic activity is slowing, as growth in emerging markets has failed to compensate for weaker demand in the US. The last time annual growth in trade went negative was in 2001, when the shallow US recession that followed the bursting of the technology bubble and the […]

A financial crisis unmatched since the Great Depression, say analysts

A century after John Pierpont Morgan rescued the New York stockmarket from a 50% sell off in share prices, his blue-blooded Wall Street bank was yesterday once again at the heart of attempts to contain the deepening global financial crisis. In an echo of the “bankers’ panic” of 1907, JP Morgan reponded to what is […]

Gulf central banks urged to sever links with tumbling US dollar

From The Times March 17, 2008 Gulf central banks urged to sever links with tumbling US dollar Sonia Verma in Doha Pressure is mounting on central banks in the Gulf to fight surging inflation when they meet on Wednesday by severing the link between their currencies and the tumbling US dollar. Officials in Qatar and […]

‘Ontario residents only’ at Tent City

Officials begin thinning out the encampment, saying the city can provide space only for those who once lived there and can prove it. By David Kelly, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer March 18, 2008 Dozens of Ontario police and code enforcement officers descended upon the homeless encampment known as Tent City early Monday, separating those […]

What panic on Wall St means for us

The news coming out of Wall St this morning is simply shocking and is something every New Zealander should understand and care about. Put simply, panic and fear rule in the world’s financial capitals right now and it will cost us all in one way or another and sooner or later. In previous periods any […]

Cosmos speaks

One of the most vocal activists the 911 truth movements has is the man who calls himself Cosmos. Radio presenter, activist, the initiator of the eleventh of every month 911, and one of my personal heroes he speaks of his history of becoming aware of the massive cover up that was the 911 horror day and […]

The next speaker: the honorable Yuki Fujita.

If this conference will be remembered for anything it will without a doubt for the fact that for the first time a high profile member of a congress was present while scientists, engineers filmmakers and Journalists discussed the events of 911. A real world leader, the leader of the biggest opposition party of Japan the honorable Mr Yukihisa Fujita graciously […]

Dave von Kleist has everybody rolling of their chairs

The third speaker of the day is Dave von Kleist and he proves quit the perfomer. He get’s everybody of their chairs in an attempt to get us all on the same page.  And he also shows us why solidarity is it imperative if we want to succeed. His speech is riveting, inspiring and very, very funny. […]

Gillian Norman opens the second day

Gillian is the director of Shadowplay, and a lifelong political activist. She speaks empassioned about the underbelly of the American belly. She has worked in Nicaragua, and she is a well read historian about the underworld that is the international politics of the “Empire”. I will be given a DVD tonight with all the presentations and I […]