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Nov 27 12:46

Tiger leader makes defiant speech

Staff Writer BBC South Asia

The leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka has said that the government is living in "dreamland" if it expects outright military victory.

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There is a massive glut of dreamland worldwide.

Nov 27 11:48

Thanksgiving Day TOONS

Nov 27 10:22

Obama's Foreign Policy Team

In late September, in this column, I criticized Barack Obama for what I called a "pathetic" debate with John McCain, in which Obama got nearly everything about foreign policy wrong:

Nov 27 07:42

Indian Navy delegation in Russia to review ongoing projects

A top-level Indian delegation led by Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral P R Suthan is here to review ongoing naval projects, including trials and delivery of Nerpa nuclear attack submarine to be leased to India next year and the refit of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier.

Nov 27 07:35

Obama needs to tell it like it really is.

For the last few months now we have seen the unfolding of the inevitable result of monetary deregulation, unbridled and insane speculation, cover ups by the mainstream Media and lastly, the specter of hope and change as embodied in the new President Elect, Barack Obama. Does the latter have the ability to turn around decades of carpetbagger capitalism and bring the power back to the people ?

Nov 26 21:25

Volcker's Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many

Today Economist Is Credited With Defeating Inflation

By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 27

"Without Paul Volcker's toughness and guts, we may never have broken the grip of rising inflation and declining productivity that plagued the United States during the 1970s," Arthur Levitt Jr., former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, wrote in the foreword of Treaster's book. Levitt noted that at the time he was mocked when he tried to defend Volcker's actions.

Nov 26 17:33

Intelligence chiefs were expecting Al-Qaeda spectacular

Western intelligence services have been expecting an al-Qaeda spectacular terrorist attack in this crucial period between the end of President George Bush’s administration and the succession of Barack Obama.

Signals intelligence “chatter” in recent weeks indicated that Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organisation might be plotting an attack “to grab the headlines” before Mr Obama takes over in the White House on January 20.

British security and intelligence sources said there had been increasing concern, particularly in the United States, that a “terrorist spectacular” was on the cards.

Nov 26 17:31

Mumbai Attacks To Be Blamed On Pakistan?

Coordinated attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital, which have killed up to a hundred people and injured hundreds more, are likely to be blamed on a terrorist organization linked to the Pakistani ISI, providing further justification for controversial U.S. bombings inside Pakistani territory and heightened rhetoric against Pakistan on behalf of President elect Barack Obama.

Nov 26 16:23

Video - Cenk Uygur (theyoungturks.com) explains how the mainstream media actually works

Basically by kissing ass. Cenk shows with examples from Chris Matthew's show how media talking heads suck up to those in power and downplay or ignore the negative stories about politicians. Their main objective being to maintain their influence and access to prominent politicians, not to tell their audiences the truth about what is actually going on.

Nov 26 14:35

Coup d'etat in process! No joke power grab!

[So what's a "Constitution"? Say again, they don't get it. HaHa!]

Who's in charge here - Bush or Obama?

As George Bush doesn't seem to want to be president any more, and Barack Obama can't take over until January, who is running the world's biggest economy at this crucial time?

The difference between their two most recent news conference could not have been more marked. Outlining his treasury team, Barack Obama looked presidential and raring to go from the moment he walked in and the press rose to their feet.

Nov 26 14:30

Flashback: Kudlow & Brian Westbury of First Trust- Goldilocks for 2008

"The recessionists are wrong. The bears are wrong. The pessimists are wrong. The doom and gloom crowd is wrong. We are witnessing the Bush/Bernanke boom. It is still the greatest story never told." Never told because it didn't happen, Larry.

Nov 26 12:54

Buy Nothing Christmas

Nov 26 10:35

The White House War on Hanukkah!

Nov 26 10:07

Must See Slide Show of Iraq Before and After the USA Destroyed it

Posted in honor of Obama choosing Gates to continue the war crimes...

Nov 26 09:35

Iran says it now runs more than 5,000 centrifuges

Iran now has more than 5,000 centrifuges operating and enriching uranium at the country's central plant, its nuclear chief said Wednesday, in the country's latest defiance of U.N. demands to halt its controversial program.

Nov 26 09:27

How Red Wine Compounds Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists call it the "French paradox" — a society that, despite consuming food high in cholesterol and saturated fats, has long had low death rates from heart disease. Research has suggested it is the red wine consumed with all that fatty food that may be beneficial — and not only for cardiovascular health but in warding off certain tumors and even Alzheimer's disease.

Nov 26 09:16

War surgery in Iraq

FEW modern surgical texts have been as contentious as “War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Rumours of its graphic content were circulating in surgical circles well before the book came out. The American military censors reportedly tried to have the book refused an ISBN code, which would have prevented it being sold commercially. A retired US Army surgeon general said the military command was concerned that the book’s graphic images “could be spun politically to show the horrors of war”.

Nov 26 09:16

War surgery in Iraq

FEW modern surgical texts have been as contentious as “War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Rumours of its graphic content were circulating in surgical circles well before the book came out. The American military censors reportedly tried to have the book refused an ISBN code, which would have prevented it being sold commercially. A retired US Army surgeon general said the military command was concerned that the book’s graphic images “could be spun politically to show the horrors of war”.

Nov 26 09:12

"Jumped out of Gear"

I wonder if the car jumped around and did anything else that day? Since he isn't responsible for the actions of his police cruiser which has a mind of its own, perhaps he can train it to jump into the donut shop and pick out some donuts for him?

Nov 26 09:02

New report predicts massive increase in malware and phishing in 2009

Reports from security provider MessageLabs suggest that virus writers are highly likely to release increasingly sophisticated strains of malware over the course of next year in an effort to get back in to the game after some high-profile botnet shutdown operations in 2008.

The organisation predicts that hackers will set off a series of attacks in which malware will exists as a virtualization layer running directly on the hardware and hidden by the operating system.

Nov 26 08:59

Microsoft ranked fifth worst spam service ISP

Microsoft is listed fifth in the Top 10 list of the worst spam service ISPs compiled by Spamhaus.org.

Spammers are advertising links to sites that "peddle fake pharmacy products, porn, and Nigerian 419 scams" on Microsoft's Live.com and Livefilestore.com sites because they know that the Microsoft sites won't get blocked by antispam groups, writes Brian Krebs on his Security Fix Blog at the Washington Post.

Nov 26 07:47

Obama’s odious entourage

Disappointment follows disappointment with each ‘new’ face, but there is a sort of silver lining.

Yes, we mustn’t expect too much. We all know it is the establishment that comes first in United States politics. Obama’s presidency could easily be sabotaged by the powers that put him there.

Nov 26 07:32

Fed unveils $800 billion plan to em... ah... whatever.

"Fed unveils $800 billion plan to bolster lending, housing"
This headline adorns the front pages of newspapers this evening. Is it just me or is the Fed getting these plans from cereal boxes at the White House breakfast ? Two or three pieces of cardboard and plastic for Henry and team to assemble in to something before another gruelling day of getting rid of all the money before the other guy takes office in January.

Nov 26 07:31

Problem bank list keeps growing

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Tuesday that the number of firms on its so-called problem bank list grew to 117 during the second quarter - its highest level since the middle of 2003. There were 90 banks on the problem list in the first quarter.

Nov 26 06:20

Maybe Ralph Nader was right: "Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street."

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

By Robert Scheer

Maybe Ralph Nader was right in predicting that the same Wall Street hustlers would have a lock on our government no matter which major party won the election. I hate to admit it, since it wasn’t that long ago that I heatedly challenged Nader in a debate on this very point.

Nov 26 06:15

Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from some evil-doer but simply from exposure to it through our environment, including the water we drink. Unwittingly taken into the body over many years, arsenic can result in lung, bladder and skin cancers, as well as heart disease, diabetes and neurological damage.

Nov 26 06:12

FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In US Infant Formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

Nov 26 00:52

Rebuilding the Nation on a Foundations of Sand

Whenever anyone attempts to build or rebuild anything; the first consideration has to be the ground on which whatever will be built, will eventually stand. In the case of Obama’s new $700 billion plan to rebuild the infrastructure of this nation—this concept is especially applicable.

Nov 26 00:18

For economy's sake, Pelosi needs to push for impeachment now

Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s ineffectiveness became clear the day she became Speaker of the House and immediately announced that there would be no impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney.

Guided by politics, she said leading investigations into just how much the Bush administration did – and did wrong – would be divisive. What she didn’t express was her worry that too many Democrats faced elimination from the House if they took on the difficult task of proving who knew what, when.

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