Top Senate Democrat: bankers “own” the U.S. Congress

Sen. Dick Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is rarely spoken:  “And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby […]

DHS Document Lists “Alternative Media” As Potential Terrorists

A new Homeland Security document that received little attention during last week’s swine flu coverage shockingly lists the “alternative media” with other radical extremist groups and implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists. The “official use only” document is entitled “Domestic Extremism Lexicon” and was released […]

Sadly, Israel is no longer democratic

Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin and philosopher Asa Kasher, two respected men around here, published an article entitled: “A just war of a democratic state,” (Haaretz, April 24, Hebrew). A remark about the first part: There are wars that are necessary for self-defense or to fight injustice and evil. But the expression “just” is problematic when […]

Former unit of Cheney’s firm makes up ‘vast majority’ of criminal audit cases in wake of Iraq war

In shocking testimony made by the Pentagon’s top auditor on Monday, the Defense Department revealed that a former unit of the company where Vice President Cheney was CEO is under investigation for allegedly billing for unallowable costs, accepting bribes, falsifying time cards and overbilling. The onetime unit of Halliburton, KBR, is now an independent company. […]

International Monetary Fund Slowly Taking Over as Global Economic Regulator and Banker

AP writes: The Group of 20 countries have made the [IMF] the linchpin in their efforts to combat the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression The Washington Post notes: Global financial chiefs agreed yesterday to reshape the International Monetary Fund, moving to broaden its mission … The IMF, which in recent years had become […]

Study reveals true extent of ‘old boys network’ between Government and banks

I hope that the average Kiwi is beginning to get an inkling of what it means to vote an international Wall street banker as their Prime Minister. Talk about revolving doors. Friggin hell. LINKS between Government and the banking sector have been condemned in a new report that has uncovered the extent of the “old […]

Civilians told to flee ahead of Pakistan offensive against Taliban

While Obama seeks extraordinary military powers to “deal ” with the Taliban in Pakistan it might pay to read what Pepe Escobar from the Asian Times has to say about the myths of Talibanistan. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Some 500,000 civilians are expected to flee Pakistan’s Swat Valley, heeding a government evacuation order issued Tuesday […]

The Many Faces of Bank Nationalization

Calls for nationalizing the banking industry have been bubbling since at least last September 2008, when the current Banking Panic began in the wake of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse, the initial AIG bailout, and the quick absorption of Merrill Lynch-Wachovia-Washington Mutual banks by their larger competitors, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan […]

SIBEL EDMONDS: In Congress We Trust…Not

The former FBI translator and whistleblower suggests blackmail may be at the heart of Congressional refusal to bring accountability and oversight to its own members – such as both Hastert and Harman – in matters of espionage and national security. I have been known to quote long-dead men in my past writings. Whether eloquently expressed […]

The Direction Of The Economy Is Not Going To Change

Yesterday the NZH announced that the Auckland housing market was picking up suggesting that the economic crisis was coming to an end. Today it is announced that the bounce in the housing market in April is unusual and last week Bollard announced another cut in the interest rate to 2,5% suggesting that previous cuts did […]

Flying Pigs and the WHO

WHO takes a page from a Michael Crichton Novel As the late great American poet Yogi Berra might have put it, ‘this just gets absurder and absurder.’ The international agencies supposedly responsible for monitoring worldwide dangers of new pandemic threats, the WHO and CDC are acting like the directors of a Hollywood ‘B’ grade sci-fi […]

Economic downturn ‘twice as bad as feared’

The economic downturn in Europe will be twice as deep as previously forecast with unemployment reaching over 11 per cent, according to figures from the European Commission. The EC’s analysts warned that the 16 euro-zone economies will shrink 4 per cent this year, a contraction that is double the level it estimated only four months […]

The Crisis in Somalia: US-NATO Plans to Control the Indian Ocean

Cold War Origins For the past seven months world news outlets have provided daily coverage on what has been described as escalating piracy off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden and attempts by international, primarily Western, military vessels to combat it. Absent from such reporting, as the exigencies of commercial news broadcasting […]

Daniel Sunjata: Intellectual Dishonesty In The Age Of Universal Deceit…

Yesterday, I thought it was about time to remind people or introduce those who are new to this to the long list of prominent 911 truthers requesting a new and independent investigation of the events 0f that fateful day but lo and behold Daniel Sunjata who plays the character of Franco Rivera a post 911 […]

Secret Israeli database reveals full extent of illegal settlement

Just four years ago, the defense establishment decided to carry out a seemingly elementary task: establish a comprehensive database on the settlements. Brigadier General (res.) Baruch Spiegel, aide to then defense minister Shaul Mofaz, was put in charge of the project. For over two years, Spiegel and his staff, who all signed a special confidentiality […]

Churchgoers more likely to back torture of suspected terrorists: poll

Somehow I don’t think this is what Jesus had in mind when he told us to turn the other cheek. Churchgoers are more likely to back torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey by Pew. Per CNN: More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent […]

‘China cancels America’s credit card’

China, wary of the troubled US economy, has ‘canceled America’s credit card’ by cutting down purchases of debt, a US congressman says. China has the world’s largest foreign reserves, believed to be mostly in dollars, along with around 800 billion dollars in US Treasury bonds, more than any other country. But data from the Treasury […]

A Tsunami of Hunger Looms on the Horizon

A crisis is brewing and Carlos Rodriguez sees it in ever longer lines. “More work boots with plaster or paint on them,” he says. “Guys clearly coming in from the work site.” A spokesperson for the Food Bank for New York City, Rodriguez has experienced tough times before, but not like this. “It takes a […]

More than one million people stopped and searched by police using anti-terror laws in just 12 months

The population of England was as per July 2008 60,943,912 souls. That means that the police searched more than 340 people a day. Just imagine being stopped and searched out of the blue on the street because another human being who happens to wear a funny blue uniform think you look “terroristic”. Of all those […]

Editor in chief of Open Chemical Physics Journal resigns after controversial article on 9/11

Now this is interesting. Dr Pileni claims that Nano technology is not her field of expertise and therefore she can’t judge whether the article which passed a peer review befor being published in the Bentham open Physics Journal about the unexploded flecks of nanothermite found in the dust of the Twin towers and WTC 7. […]

When the President Does It, That Means It is Not Illegal

Just in case you were wondering whether we have mysteriously travelled back in time and gone back to those good old Nixon days think again. Condoleezza Rice was recently speaking at Stanford when students asked her an excellent question on waterboarding and torture.This is what she had to say. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.818292&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “When the […]