Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2008

Human costs of food crisis

In Sri Lanka, dramatic increases in the price of food have caused malnutrition rates to soar.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/alloutonpoverty/human.costs


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McCain urges Bush to bypass Congress

Senator John McCain has urged the Bush administration to bypass Congress and spend a whopping one trillion dollars on bad mortgages.

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=71041&sectionid=3510203


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Oil-Funded Research in Palin's Campaign Against Protection For Polar Bear

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/01-9



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ACLU Seeks Data on Spying for 32 Groups

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/01-3



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TOWERING rage

Auckland residents are angry over phone antennae springing up.

Joseph Barratt reports

It's not good at all. I can't believe they put it there,' says Maria Madill as her two children run excitedly across the front lawn, seemingly oblivious to the new antenna on the building across the road.

`It's not so much the visual impact as what the dangers could be,' says Mrs Madill. `We've done some research and there is all sorts of information that points to it not being good for people's health.'

Read More...
http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/news/story.cfm?storyID=3786497

McCain: "I Always Aspire To Be A Dictator"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/mccain-i-always-aspire-to-be-a-dictator.html



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Satellite-Surveillance Program to Begin Despite Privacy Concerns

Siobhan Gorman, The Wall Street Journal: "The Department of Homeland Security will proceed with the first phase of a controversial satellite-surveillance program, even though an independent review found the department hasn't yet ensured the program will comply with privacy laws."

http://www.truthout.org/100108D

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Homeland Security's Space-Based Spying Goes Live

While America's attention has shifted to the economic meltdown and the presidential race between corporate favorites John McCain and Barack Obama, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Applications Office (NAO) "will proceed with the first phase of a controversial satellite-surveillance program.

http://www.inteldaily.com/?c=126&a=8374


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Bailout Fails to Recognize Housing Bubble

Dean Baker, The Center for Economic and Policy Research: "The near hysterical discussion (count the times 'Great Depression' appears in news stories) of the bailout still largely fails to recognize the roots of the economy's current problems in the collapse of the housing bubble. Much of the discussion assumes that the problem is just bad subprime loans and that house prices will bounce back once the credit markets are working properly."

http://www.truthout.org/100108A



Rep. Dennis Kucinich Rejects $700 Billion Bailout

Amy Goodman, for Democracy Now!, interviews Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who said: "We're the Congress of the United States; we're not the board of Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs is struggling to survive. And, you know, their former chief is now the head of the US Treasury. He's in a position to be able to direct assets in a way that would help enhance his own financial standing. I mean, that's a clear conflict of interest. And, you know, that's something that needs to be said."

http://www.truthout.org/100108B



McCain Repeating Keating Era Mistakes, Regulator Warns

Seth Colter Walls, The Huffington Post: "As the stock market recovers from its biggest single-day drop since the crash of 1987, a former federal regulator who had a front-row view of John McCain's role in the Savings and Loan scandal says he is repeating some of the same mistakes."

http://www.truthout.org/100108C

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Not One Dime!

By Mike Whitney

The country has no time for this cynical scavenger-hunt. The system is listing badly and we have ONE chance to get this emergency bill right. There is no way an industry rep like Henry Paulson, who has spent his entire career feathering his own nest and handing out plums to his buddies, can operate in the best interests of the American people. Paulson has got to go!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20915.htm



Lipstick on a Bailout

By Ron Paul

We do have tough economic times ahead, no doubt, no matter what we do, even if we do nothing. The question, is will we have the courage to take our medicine now and get it over with, or will we prolong the misery for many years to come? I'm less and less optimistic about the answer to that question.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20912.htm



Government Assistance

Bailing Out The Oil Market

By William Pentland

While everyone knows the U.S. government is looking to bail Wall Street banks, few people realize that it's also bailing out speculative oil and commodities traders in the process, fueling a sharp rise in energy prices.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20910.htm



Bailout Lesson

Capital Crisis Will Wreck Both Parties

By Glen Ford

In their role as mercenaries in service of finance capital, three-fifths of Democrats joined one-third of Republicans in a (temporarily) failed heist of $700 billion of the people's funds - a nest-egg the public needs to hold onto to weather the unfolding collapse of the Lords of Capital.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20917.htm



The Art of Politics

By Jim Kirwan

Overlooked in the dictator's tirade was the fact that the negotiations in Washington are only between the White House, the congress and the Corporate Oligarchs that created this fiasco: Their 'conversations' and this legislation have shut-out the public; especially those that have everything to lose.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20916.htm



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Palin's Apocalypse

ANP: Would biblical prophecies influence Palin's foreign policy positions? Nobody's asking her so far.

http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2459

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The scariest thing about John McCain's running mate isn't how unqualified she is -- it's what her candidacy says about America.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20914.htm



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War and 'Cash for Trash'

Gareth Porter: The state of the empire.
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Residents pledge to fight mast plans

Hampshire Chronicle - Winchester, England, UK

A Vodafone spokesman said the masts were needed to provide mobile phone users with broadband-speed internet. He said: "The locations on Ridgeway, ...

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/display.var.2455639.0.residents_pledge_to_fight_mast_plans.php

CARRIGALINE HEALTH CENTRE DELAYED

I am forwarding you this brief article from Cork's daily evening paper: Evening Echo.

Yesterday, I went to the offices of Cork County Council and consulted its file on this project--specifically those parts that related to the mast issue and health. Information in the file revealed that the HSE [Health Service Executive] had responded on August 27 that masts would not affect health and in support submitted the relevant sheet on base stations and health from the Irish Dep. of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources 2007 publication on Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields. There was just one letter of protest in the file and that had been submitted by a resident who lives right beside the mast. His main objection, however, related to the proposed parking site for the new Health Centre which would adjoin the back of his property. He did mention toward the end of his one page letter that in the interests of health the mast should be moved from proximity to the proposed Health Centre and he cited the
2005 government recommendation on not siting masts near vulnerable populations e.g. schools, hospitals, health centres etc.

I am EHS and reside in Carrigaline. Online information on how badly affected I am by EMF--including, of course, masts-- is freely available by entering--imelda o'connor, carrigaline--into most search engines.


Imelda
Cork



EVENING ECHO "News Section" Page 8. Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CARRIGALINE HEALTH CENTRE DELAYED

[by] Niamh Mullen

A 4 MILLION [euro] health centre for Carrigaline has been delayed after Cork County Council requested more information on the plan from the HSE. The proposed primary healthcare centre, to be located on the former ESB [Electricity Supply Board] site on the Ballea Road, would have GP, nursing, councilling, dental, podiary, mental health and community welfare services on site. The Health Service Executive (HSE) applied for planning permission on January 7 last, and the county council issued a request for more information on February 29. The HSE responded with that information on August 27. The council had asked the HSE to address the adequacy of parking provision on the site. It also said "the HSE will need to satisfy itself that there will be no conflict with or health problems arising from the proximity of the telecommunications mast adjoining the site". Now the local authority has made a second request for information. It wants clarification on four engineering issues relating to sewerage. Cllr Lombard said it was a disappointing delay to the project. "It will be a least early next year before building can begin. Hopefully the small engineering problems relating to sewerage will be ironed-out quickly. "It is a 4 million [euro] development with GP physiotherapy, dental and other services under one roof in a growing town of 16,000 people. "It is badly needed," he added. The HSE has a month to submit the information to the council. A spokesperson for the HSE was not available at the time of writing.



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The Palin fear factor

Mother Jones
by James Ridgeway

In times of economic crisis, voters become risk averse. This doesn’t mean that they won’t vote for political change, especially if it means a change in the policies that caused the financial mess in the first place. But when the future seems uncertain and frightening, above all voters want a candidate who makes them feel safe. Such a theory would seem to favor the avuncular John McCain over the inspirational Barack Obama — the old, white, conservative man with the military bearing, over the brash young newcomer who, as Obama himself has said, ‘doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.’ These days, however, it isn’t Obama who’s looking like the risky choice in November’s election. McCain’s erratic behavior and high-profile stunts alone are spooking some voters, and making the unflappable Obama seem all the more solid in comparison. But the scariest thing about McCain is the person on the other half of his ticket...

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Paranoia, Folter und die Unmöglichkeit der Unschuld

Abstrakte Gefahren und verdächtiges Verhalten - seit 2001 kann alles und jedes gefährlich und verdächtig sein. Zusammen mit der Folterdebatte sowie Gefangenenlagern eine tödliche Mischung.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/28/28761/1.html



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Parsing the GOP's Plans to Challenge Foreclosed Voters

J. Gerald Hebert, Campaign Legal Center Blog/AlterNet: "The "lose your house, lose your vote" stories out of two battleground states, Michigan and Ohio, continue to occupy space in the media and various blogs. The story just won't go away."

http://www.truthout.org/093008VA



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Bedminster residents' phone mast fears

Evening Post - Bristol, England, UK

Bedminster residents are worried Bristol City Council will approve a 12.5-metre mobile phone mast outside their homes. They have put together three ...

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Bedminster-residents-phone-mast-fears/article-363347-detail/article.html

Pentagon's new Africa command raises suspicions

U.S. officials have billed the new command, known as Africom, as a sign of Africa's strategic importance, but many in Africa see it as an unwelcome expansion of the U.S.-led war on terrorism and a bid to secure greater access to the continent's vast oil resources.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/world/story/53234.html


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Israel's plan to attack Iran confirmed

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/sep2008/isra-s30.shtml


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Continuing US losses will lead to military strikes on Pakistan

Expert warns that Pakistan and US are on collision course
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Palin Is Ready?

By Fareed Zakaria

Will someone please put Sarah Palin out of her agony?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20907.htm



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People Before Politics!

By Cindy Sheehan

Politicians, whether Democrats or Republicans, place their own self-interest as their highest priority. Because our society is sharply divided between the "haves," who enjoy a monopoly on power and influence, and the "have-nots," who are alienated from the political process, politicians -- for the sake of their own survival -- have cynically sided with the corporations in the belief that their own political prospects will be enhanced.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20905.htm

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Why Is Congress Even Listening To Those Who Caused The Wreck On How To Fix It?

Isn't it a miracle what can happen when the people actually speak out. Votes change in Congress. And please take careful note of this fact -- the stock market was down 600 points BEFORE Congress even voted, and reason is that investors KNOW that Paulson's plunder plan does not address any of the real problems, and were as afraid it might pass as not. It was a non-starter, it needs to be torn up and we need to draft a new plan from scratch.

Now it is up to us, we the people, to provide the real leadership that is so lacking in Congress, to push for real and substantial progressive policy change, and the underlying principle must be this, and this is what we need to tell them, with our newfound vocal power.

No More Bailout Votes Until Congress Hears From Some Real Economists.

Action Page: http://www.usalone.net/cindy/real_economists.php

And here are the tollfree numbers for Congress again, 800 828-0498,
800-473-6711, now that we know that they WILL actually listen, at least enough of them, when we DO actually speak out in greater and greater numbers and loudly enough. They need to hear from us again now, more that EVER, to tell them what they need to do instead. Please make your calls and send your emails. And if your representatives voted for the bailout the first time, lambast them, and if they voted "No", thank them profusely.

And we again thank Cindy Sheehan, who is so seriously challenging Nancy Pelosi for the congressional seat in San Francisco right now, for her own leadership in making this action page happen.

Before Congress does anything else they MUST take the time to hear from some real economists, like Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz, who offers real wisdom in this article from his article last week in the Nation magazine. Here are some excerpts:

With lack of oversight and transparency the cause of the current problem, how could they make a proposal so short in both? If a quick consensus is required, why not include provisions to stop the source of bleeding, to aid the millions of Americans that are losing their homes? Why not spend as much on them as on Wall Street? Do they still believe in trickle-down economics, when for the past eight years money has been trickling up to the wizards of Wall Street? Why not enact bankruptcy reform, to help Americans write down the value of the mortgage on their overvalued home? No one benefits from these costly foreclosures.

The Scandinavian countries showed the way, almost two decades ago. By issuing preferred shares with warrants (options), one reduces the public's downside risk and insures that they participate in some of the upside potential. This approach is not only proven, it provides both incentives and wherewithal to resume lending. It furthermore avoids the hopeless task of trying to value millions of complex mortgages and even more complex products in which they are embedded, and it deals with the "lemons" problem - the government getting stuck with the worst or most overpriced assets.

Finally, we need to impose a special financial sector tax to pay for the bailouts conducted so far. We also need to create a reserve fund so that poor taxpayers won't have to be called upon again to finance Wall Street's foolishness.

-- End Stiglitz Excepts --

We need open, public and TRANSPARENT hearings so the American people can hear from REAL experts like Joseph E. Stiglitz, and decide in the clear light of day what is to be done with OUR economic destiny, and not in secret back rooms like it's been done so far, where they confiscate all the Blackberrys to keep us all in the dark.

And THEN they write the legislation. And they don't leave town until they do it, because we're not going to reelect any of them anyway unless they do.

Here is a donations page for also for Cindy Sheehan. Many of you have donated very generously, but many of you have NOT. And time is so short.

Cindy Sheehan Donations: http://www.usalone.net/cindy/donations.php

And what if you don't have any money? No excuses. Do you have a telephone? Does it allow you to place outgoing tollfree calls? So after you call Congress, Cindy needs phonebankers, lots of phone bankers, now. NOW, now. Use the link on the page above to volunteer.

What Congress is being stampeded into doing, again, is EXACTLY backwards. Would you buy a "hen protection plan" from one of the foxes? There is a real simple solution to this whole mess. These institutions are in trouble mostly because they were looted by their own corporate executives. We march an army of forensic accountants in there, and tell those Wall Street pigs that if they don't find the money fast they are all going to jail.

And then we file negligence and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits against them all, to recoup every dime that disappeared. Our dear Secretary of the Treasury Paulson pulled down hundreds of millions all by himself. And now he wants the American people to make up the difference out of OUR pockets? He can practically finance the bailout PERSONALLY. And if there were any justice in the world he would.

Important Update: Despite what the lying media would have you believe about the House servers limiting emails, ALL of our email messages are getting through, and our action pages now have a special process in place to make sure they do go through. So keep on speaking out and never, ever give up!

The corporate media has also been propagating the most despicable lie about the backwards bailout we are all so opposed to, that the stock market dropped BECAUSE the House rejected it. That black hearted and categorical lie is just being used as propaganda to try to scare the American people, and Congress, into taking a very bad deal.

The FACT is that the market was already down 600 points before the vote was even taken. And then it went UP 500 points the next day AFTER the rejection. And now that the Senate has betrayed us all by caving in, it's down 350 points again in one day.

Bottom line: Any bailout must be financed by the Wall Street profiteers who created this disaster, not by those of us struggling to earn a simple wage on Main Street. And that is why we are demanding, with this action page, that any bailout be financed by a nominal tax of just 1/4 of one percent on securities transactions, so that those who speculated us into economic ruin can start to pay it back.

Action Page: http://www.usalone.net/cindy/stet_financing.php

It is also critically important that we AGAIN saturate all phone lines with our protests right up until the last minute. Here are the tollfree numbers again , 800-828-0498 or 800-473-6711, and if you can't get through there, here there is an instant phone number lookup on the same action page above where you can get all their direct lines.

Don't EVER let them be able to say that the calls were starting to tail off, or going the other way, because we did not make every call we could have made. Lie, lies, and more propaganda lies to try to lull people back into inaction.

Of course we have to do something, and relatively quickly. But the point is to not rush pell mell into doing the WRONG thing, and thereby just make things worse. And so far Congress has refused to even seriously consider alternatives. Operating on timetable of being in a rush to get out of town to campaign for reelection should be a disqualifier standing alone, if there really is an urgent national crisis. And whatever vague and flimsy constraints that Congress may have added to the original dictatorial power grab are just a signing statement away from the trash can.

Even worse, to grease this looting of the public treasury past any member of Congress with any remaining policy courage, they have loaded in 100 billion dollars of wish list pet projects, some worthwhile, some most decidedly not. But if any are worthwhile they should be passed on their own, NOT traded away for a 700 billion dollar further policy disaster in the making.

Make no mistake. This is nothing more than quick drug fix for the greed money junkies on Wall Street. And if we don't do everything we can to stop it, they'll blow through it so fast it will make head spin, none of the underlying problems will be addressed, and then there will truly be no more money left to fix the real problem or anything else. As a country, we are already mortgaged up to the hilt.

So whatever the outcome of the final vote, we need to focus completely on job one, which is systematically replacing each and every member of Congress who has betrayed us so completely. And that starts by throwing everything we can throw behind the candidacy of Cindy Sheehan, who is speaking out so valiantly against this wrong-footed bailout, and who can remove Nancy Pelosi from Congress by taking the congressional race in San Francisco.

Here is a donations page for for Cindy Sheehan. Many of you have donated very generously, but many of you have NOT. And time is so short.

Cindy Sheehan Donations: http://www.usalone.net/cindy/donations.php

And what if you don't have any money? No excuses. Do you have a telephone? Does it allow you to place outgoing tollfree calls? So after you call Congress, Cindy needs phonebankers, lots of phone bankers, now. NOW, now. Use the link on the page above to volunteer.

What Congress is being stampeded into doing, again, is EXACTLY backwards. Would you buy a "hen protection plan" from one of the foxes? There is a real simple solution to this whole mess. These institutions are in trouble mostly because they were looted by their own corporate executives. We march an army of forensic accountants in there, and tell those Wall Street pigs that if they don't find the money fast they are all going to jail.

And then we file negligence and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits against them all, to recoup every dime that disappeared. Our dear Secretary of the Treasury Paulson pulled down hundreds of millions all by himself. And now he wants the American people to make up the difference out of OUR pockets? He can practically finance the bailout PERSONALLY. And if there were any justice in the world he would.

And let them all know, that their job description is NOT ignoring the will of the American people.

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Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

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The real enemy is the government

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff225.html



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How Can Anyone Think Voting Matters?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/alston/alston50.html



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There will be more attempts to saddle all Americans with the bad debts of people who paid themselves $40 billion annually in dividends

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig9/fairfax3.html

Blind Men Bluffed, and Won, We Lost
http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north658.html

The Financial Disappearing Act of 2008
http://www.lewrockwell.com/rajiva/rajiva11.html

I Need Your Money Or We Are All Going to Perish
http://www.lewrockwell.com/barnwell/barnwell87.html

How To Quit Worrying and Enjoy the Crisis
http://www.lewrockwell.com/katz/katz25.html

Headed for the Future?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig9/vine1.html

Market Failure? Try Yet Another Government Failure
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/bock6.html

Stop the Bailout!
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/ritenour2.html

The Great Bank Robbery of 2008
http://www.lewrockwell.com/murphy/murphy140.html

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The Free Market Preachers Have Long Practised State Welfare For The Rich

By George Monbiot

Any subsidies eventually given to the monster banks of Wall Street will be as American as apple pie and obesity. The sums demanded may be unprecedented, but there is nothing new about the principle: corporate welfare is a consistent feature of advanced capitalism. Only one thing has changed: Congress has been forced to confront its contradictions.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20908.htm



An Emergency Bailout Plan That Americans Will Love

By Jonathan Tasini

24.5 percent of all Americans earn poverty wages ($9.60 or less) - 10 percent of all Americans-15 million Americans-earn $6.79 or less - 33.3 percent of African American works and 39.3 of Hispanic workers earn poverty wages.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20902.htm



Will Wall Street's Meltdown Turn America Into a Police State?

By Scott Thill

Here is what we see today: Crowds protesting in the streets, the people's money wiped out thanks to the Bush administration's latest economic shock and awe. An army brigade matter-of-factly betraying Posse Comitatus for the purpose of crowd control. The public trust and wealth almost robbed cleanly with congressional approval.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20901.htm



Congratulations, Corporate Crime Fighters!

Coup Averted for Three Days!

By Michael Moore

Everyone said the bill would pass. The masters of the universe were already making celebratory dinner reservations at Manhattan's finest restaurants. Personal shoppers in Dallas and Atlanta were dispatched to do the early Christmas gifting. Mad Men of Chicago and Miami were popping corks and toasting each other long before the morning latte run.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20909.htm



Americans Have Little To Be Proud Of

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

Americans cannot vote their way out of this mess. Their only real opportunity this year is to vote AGAINST the two-party plutocracy by voting for any of the four third-party presidential candidates. We need the world to see tens of millions of votes protesting the failures of both major parties. This electoral rebellion would keep faith with Thomas Jefferson's correct view that America would need a revolution every generation or so.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20903.htm



Shearing The Sheeple

Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Solid...Remember?

By Rand Clifford

Regarding how fundamentally sound our economy was just weeks ago: our leaders are implying that they were either too stupid to know what has been building up for years, or they are liars. Certainly, any pleas of stupidity remain solidly backed up by actions. But even more fundamentally, these people are liars, always have been, always will be.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20904.htm



Fed Pumps Further $630 Billion Into Financial System

The Federal Reserve will pump an additional $630 billion into the global financial system, flooding banks with cash to alleviate the worst banking crisis since the Great Depression.

http://tinyurl.com/43vbz6



You won't believe where that $700-billion bailout figure came from

Here's something that John McCain and Barack Obama and Sarah Palin and even longtime Washingtonian Joe Biden probably don't know. Not to mention Bob Barr, Ralph Nader and Ron Paul, who usually knows everything.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/09/bailout-plan.html



Let Risk-Taking Financial Institutions Fail

The bailout will involve a transfer of wealth - from the American people to financial institutions engaging in reckless speculation - that will be the greatest in history.

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1845209,00.html



U.S. Moves Bails Out Auto Makers

The U.S. Congress moved Saturday to provide $25 billion in low-interest loans to the auto industry as part of an initiative to accelerate the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Credit Strains Worsen, Though Stocks Surge

Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times: "Stocks staged a broad recovery on Tuesday after yesterday's massive sell-off. The Dow Jones industrials gained nearly 400 points, halving the 777-point decline on Monday. But the health of the economy and the global financial system was by no means assured. Strains worsened overnight in the credit markets, the plumbing of the economy that many businesses rely on to finance routine expenses like utilities and payroll. Banks sharply increased their lending rates on short-term loans, sending Libor, a globally watched benchmark rate, to its highest level ever."

http://www.truthout.org/093008S



Bailout Vote Underscores US Leadership Crisis

Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers: "The failure of a proposed Wall Street bailout Monday underscored that America is suffering not just from a financial crisis, but also from a crisis of political leadership.... None of the country's political leaders, Republican or Democrat, has proved able to navigate the treacherous politics of the moment and secure an agreement to bail out the country's financial system and restore confidence in the marketplace."

http://www.truthout.org/093008T

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The Bailout defeat: A political credibility crisis

Time
by Michael Scherer

09/30/08

There was a lack of trust, a loss of confidence, a popular revolt. Nearly every major political leader in America supported the $700 billion financial bailout bill. The President of the United States. The Vice President. The Treasury Secretary. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Democratic and Republican nominees for president. The Democratic and Republican leadership of the House and the Senate. All of them said the same thing. Vote yes. But a majority of those politicians anointed by the U.S. Constitution to reflect the will of the people voted no. This is a remarkable event, the culmination of a historic sense of betrayal that Americans have long felt for their representatives in Washington D.C...

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1845655,00.html



Ten reasons to oppose the Wall Street bailout

FreedomWorks
by staff

09/29/08

1. NO REFORM: The plan attempts to mask, rather than reform, imbalances in credit markets and in U.S. economic public policy. The plan props up reckless and failed banks by buying ‘troubled assets’ instead of focusing on real reforms that go after government sponsored culprits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and sustainable policies that will increase the availability of private capital and expanded economic growth...

http://tinyurl.com/4ag4f8


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Much of Palin's rhetoric, tactics and personal philosophy seem to be taken directly from the Auntie training manual

Welcome to Gilead, Governor Palin

Cynthia Boaz, Truthout: "Governor and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is the Gileadian 'Aunt' manifested. Her sudden emergence onto the American political scene, accompanied by a burst of enthusiasm on the part of many American women, is a surreal example of life imitating art. Much of Palin's rhetoric, tactics and personal philosophy seem to be taken directly from the Auntie training manual. By accepting the position on the GOP ticket despite her astonishing lack of qualifications, Palin signaled that she was prepared to be used - on the basis of her sex alone - in exchange for the promise of status and power."

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U.S. Army Troops To Serve As U.S. Policemen?

by Chuck Baldwin

When the Democrat-controlled Congress passed the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, however, the restrictions of Posse Comitatus were restored. But when President Bush signed the Act into law, he attached a signing statement (Executive Order) indicating that the Executive Branch did not feel bound by the changes enacted by the repeal. Translated: President Bush wiped out Posse Comitatus by Executive Order........

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