Donnerstag, 27. September 2007

GOP Says They'll Continue Racist Voter Suppression Tactics

Steven Rosenfeld reports for AlterNet: "In 2004, Republicans used a Jim Crow-era tactic to target the voter registrations of a half-million likely Democratic voters -- often minorities -- for Election Day challenges in nine states, a national voting rights group has charged in a new report." Also, Greg Gordon reports for McClatchy Newspapers: "Ohio and Florida, which provided the decisive electoral votes for President Bush's two razor-thin national election triumphs, have enacted laws that election experts say will help Republicans impede Democratic-leaning minorities from voting in 2008."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092707D.shtml



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Iraq Will Have to Wait

Scott Ritter writes for Truthdig.com: "While the antiwar movement focuses its limited resources on trying to leverage real congressional opposition to the war in Iraq, which simply will not happen before the 2008 election, the Bush administration and its Democratic opponents will outflank the antiwar movement on the issue of Iran, pushing forward an aggressive agenda in the face of light or nonexistent opposition. Of the two problems (the reality of Iraq, the potential of Iran), Iran is by far the more important."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092707C.shtml



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Attorney Talks About Lawsuit Against Bush, NSA Over Wiretaps

Truthout's Jason Leopold writes: "Recently, I sat down with attorney Jon Eisenberg who sued George W. Bush, the National Security Administration (NSA), and other federal agencies, on behalf of two Washington DC-based lawyers who allege their telephone calls were illegally monitored by the NSA in March 2004. The lawyers, Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor, appear to be the only American citizens who say they have hard evidence that proves the government spied on them."

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The "Fix" is In

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

"Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats." This is the title of a much under-reported news story, which appeared in The Examiner on September 24th. The Examiner opens the story by saying, "President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prosecute the war in Iraq if elected president.".........

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Radio Frequency Disaster



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=plUSbRng1yw

Are these guys trying to tell us something?

Paul Raymond Doyon
MAT (TESOL), MA Advanced Japanese Studies, BA Psychology


"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

Erziehung zur Überwachung

raum-und-zeit.com

Schüler in Offenburg sollen ab dem kommenden Schuljahr in den Schulmensen mit dem Fingerabdruck zahlen. An acht Ganztagsschulen werden 5 000 Schüler erfasst, damit sie ihr Essen o...

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IBM software aids in vast surveillance of Chicago streets

"Ultimately I think what this software might be able to do is simply recognize suspicious behavior and alert our operations people and, at times, our crime detections specialists as to what it sees."

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From Information Clearing House



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Misery may be just beginning, warns IMF

"The consequences of this episode should not be underestimated and the adjustment process is likely to be protracted. Credit conditions may not normalise soon, and some of the practices that have developed in the structured credit markets will have to change."

//snipurl.com/1rbvx



The Credit Crisis Could Be Just Beginning

Massive levels of debt underlying the world economic system are about to unwind in a profound and persistent way.

//snipurl.com/1rbvz


From Information Clearing House

Mike Gravel pulverizes the protective bubble of the 'Democrat' Elite

Telling the truth is more important than the polished and rehearsed answers to please the majority of Democrat and middle-of-the-line people in the audience.

//www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/3777


From Information Clearing House



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Abizaid Comes Out Against War With Iran

General John Abizaid, the longest serving CentCom commander in history, says we can live with a nuclear Iran. "I believe that we have the power to deter Iran, should it become nuclear...Let's face it, we lived with a nuclear Soviet Union, we've lived with a nuclear China, and we're living with (other) nuclear powers as well."

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From Information Clearing House

Bush, Oil and Moral Bankruptcy

As the truth about our country's policy becomes clearer and clearer, can we summon the courage to address it from a moral perspective? The Germans left it up to the churches; the churches collaborated.

//www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern09272007.html


From Information Clearing House



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Saddam Hussein 'wanted $1bn exile deal'

The revelation is contained in a previously unpublished transcript of talks between President George W Bush and the then Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in February 2003 at the US leader's Texas ranch.

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From Information Clearing House

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Report Says Hussein Was Open to Exile Before 2003 Invasion

Karen DeYoung and Michael Abramowitz report for The Washington Post: "Less than a month before the US invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein signaled that he was willing to go into exile as long as he could take with him $1 billion and information on weapons of mass destruction, according to a report of a Feb. 22, 2003, meeting between President Bush and his Spanish counterpart published by a Spanish newspaper yesterday." Also, Ernesto Ekaizer reports for El Pais Spain that "During a long conversation with then Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar, held Saturday February 22, 2003 at the Crawford, Texas Ranch, Bush made clear that the moment had arrived to remove Saddam. 'Two weeks remain. In two weeks, we will be militarily ready. We will be in Baghdad by the end of March,' he said to Aznar."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092707B.shtml



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Soldier says he was ordered to shoot unarmed man

A U.S. soldier testified Thursday that he was ordered to shoot an unarmed Iraqi man, then his sergeant, from North Carolina, laughed and told the trooper to finish the job as the man convulsed on the ground.

//www.fayobserver.com/article?id=273417


From Information Clearing House

The Greater Depression

By Doug Casey

We've had the longest expansion - and the strongest expansion - in the world history. But we're at the end of a 25-year boom. It's gone on more than a full generation now. And I'll tell you how it's going to end: It's going to end with a depression, and not just a depression; not just another Great Depression; it's going to be the Greater Depression.

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A Rich Man's World

By Jeremy Seabrook

The substitution of wealth for freedom in modern society is, perhaps, the greatest impoverishment of all.

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Of Hamster Wheels and Men

By Charles Sullivan
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Mit einem "historischen Verantwortungsgefühl" in den Irak-Krieg

Mitte Februar 2003 sprachen US-Präsident Bush und der damalige spanische Regierungschef ihr Vorgehen in Sachen Saddam Hussein ab - El Pais hat ein Protokoll des Gesprächs veröffentlicht.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/26/26282/1.html

Bundesgericht weist Teile des Patriot Act als verfassungswidrig zurück

Mit dem Urteil könnten die nach dem 11.9. von der US-Regierung durchgesetzten heimlichen Überwachungs- und Durchsuchungsmaßnahmen eingedämmt und ein wichtiger Teil des Rechtsstaates wieder zurückerobert werden.

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Next-up News n°319

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/next_up_news_n319.htm

Fethard residents call for removal of phone mast

Wednesday September 26 2007

RESIDENTS IN Fethard are calling on the local GAA Club to pull its ties with O2 and to support the removal of the company's mobile phone at St. Mogue's.

The O2 mobile phone mast at St. Mogue's GAA pitch is still in place, despite an enforcement order being placed on O2 Communications by Wexford County Council.

Residents in the area are now hoping that Wexford County Council will refuse planning permission for the retention of the O2 mast on the basis that 41 personal objections have been submitted to the council and 500 signatures were submitted to the Committee of St. Mogue's GAA Club.

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Could You Explain a Vote Against Children's Health to the Children?

Glenn W. Smith, of the Rockridge Institute, asks: "if those in US House or Senate inclined to sustain a presidential veto of a bill that will provide basic health care to more than 3 million additional American children, ask yourselves this question: Are you willing to explain your decision to a schoolroom of fragile young children who cannot afford treatment for whooping cough or measles, leukemia or juvenile diabetes? Are you willing to explain this to them, human to human? The US House voted overwhelmingly for an expanded children's health care program (SCHIP), 265-159. President George W. Bush has said he will veto any expansion of the program, and supporters fear they will fall short of votes necessary to override Bush's veto."

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Blackwater Logs Most Shootings of Firms in Iraq

John M. Broder and James Risen, of The New York Times, report "the American security contractor Blackwater USA has been involved in a far higher rate of shootings while guarding American diplomats in Iraq than other security firms providing similar services to the State Department, according to Bush administration officials and industry officials. Blackwater is now the focus of investigations in both Baghdad and Washington over a Sept. 16 shooting in which at least 11 Iraqis were killed. Beyond that episode, the company has been involved in cases in which its personnel fired weapons while guarding State Department officials in Iraq at least twice as often per convoy mission as security guards working for other American security firms, the officials said."

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Democratic Frontrunners Offer No Guarantees to Withdraw Troops

Beth Fouhy, of The Associated Press, reports: "the leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all US combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013. 'I think it's hard to project four years from now,' said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation's first primary state. 'It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting,' added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. 'I cannot make that commitment,' said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina."

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Saddam Offered Exile, But Neo-Cons Unleashed Carnage Anyway

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Gewerkschaftliche Proteste gegen Hartz IV

Anträge zum 2. ver.di-Bundeskongress im Block B. Beschäftigungs- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik – ver.di für 3. Arbeitsmarkt?

„Existenzsichernde Arbeit und öffentlich geförderte Beschäftigung statt Workfare!“

Antrag B 11 des Bundeserwerbslosenausschusses //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=11

Aus dem Text: „…ver.di fordert die Umwandlung der Arbeitsgelegenheiten in der Mehraufwandsvariante (so genannten 1-Euro-Jobs) in existenzsichernde, sozialversicherte, arbeitsrechtlich geschützte, tariflich vergütete Beschäftigungsverhältnisse. Die Mittel, die für die "1-Euro-Jobs" aufgewendet werden, sollen zur Finanzierung von öffentlich geförderten Beschäftigungsverhältnissen am sogen. 3. Arbeitsmarkt verwendet werden. Dabei soll die Eingliederung in den regulären Arbeitsmarkt (so genannten 1. Arbeitsmarkt) lediglich ein mögliches, aber kein grundsätzlich erforderliches Ziel sein…“ Heikel ist dabei der Umstand, dass Erwerbslose diesen Antrag einbringen, während die Auswirkungen dieses als Einverständnis anzusehenden Antrags in der Hauptsache Millionen von Beschäftigten treffen würden. Denn die noch dieses Jahr in Kraft tretenden neuen SGB Gesetzesänderungen basieren auf dem Gutachten der „Arbeitsgruppe Arbeitsmarkt“. Dieses sieht neben der Einführung verschärfter Sanktion für ALG II Bezieher, Regelsatzkürzung, Einschränkungen der Anrechnung vom Zuverdienst, einen flächendeckenden undifferenzierten Mindestlohns von ca. 4,50 Euro vor, der darüber hinaus an tarifliche bzw. ortsübliche Bezahlung angepasst würde. Die Einführung eines Mindestlohns von 4,50 € über den 3. AM würde damit die 7,50 € Forderung der Gewerkschaften unterlaufen. In keinem der Nachbarländer gibt es 2 Sorten von Mindestlohn

In ähnliche, die Hartz-Gesetze lediglich besänftigende Richtung, weisen übrigens auch die Anträge

Arbeitsmarkt bleibt große Herausforderung. Antrag B 1 vom Bundesvorstand //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=1

Für eine bessere Existenzsicherung und eine bessere Grundsicherung. Antrag B 36 vom Bundeserwerbslosenausschuss //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=36

Die Empfehlung der Antragskommission lautet: „Annahme“ Dadurch erledigt sind folgende Anträge B 012, B 013, B 014, B 015, B 016, B 017, B 018, B 019, B 020, B 021, B 022, B 023, B 024, B 025, B 026, B 027, B 033 (Ziffer 2).

Als erledigt gelten die Formulierungen des Antragsblocks gegen
1-Euro-Jobs. Dazu gehören u.a.:

Anträge gegen 1-Euro-Jobs

Weg mit 1-Euro-Jobs. Antrag B 12 der Bundesfachbereichskonferenz 12 //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=12

Abschaffung der "1-Euro-Jobs" (Arbeitsgelegenheiten mit MAE gemäß § 16 Absatz 3 SGB II). Antrag B 13 der Landesbezirkskonferenz Baden-Württemberg //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=13

1-Euro-Jobs sind zu verbieten. Antrag B 16 der Landesbezirkskonferenz Bayern //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antrag.html?cat=B&sort=16

und viele weitere ähnlich lautende Anträge, einzusehen im Block B. Beschäftigungs- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik //bundeskongress2007.verdi.de/antraege_beschluesse/antraege.html?cat=B

Die Problematik: Der Antrag B 011 - im Namen der Personengruppe Erwerbslose! - enthält dabei eine bedingungslose Zustimmung zur Einführung des 3. Arbeitsmarktes, dem Anträge zur Ablehnung der 1 € Jobs nachgegliedert sind. Mit der Zustimmung zu Antrag B 011 (ebenso der Anträge B 001 und B 036) würden die Delegierten des Bundeskongresses die Weiterführung von Hartz IV in verschärften Formen bestätigen. Die bislang erfolgten und noch kommenden Zusatzgesetze zur Entwürdigung, Entrechtung und Enteignung aller Hatz IV Betroffenen bleiben beim 3. AM bestehen, wobei eine Ausweitung von Sanktionen vorgesehen ist. Beim Bundeserwerbslosenkongress vom 21.-23.Februar wurde diesbezüglicher Antrag von ca. 2/3 der Delegierten abgelehnt und zur Überarbeitung dem BEA übergeben….

Daher gibt es den Aufruf, Protestschreiben an alle Bundeskongress-VertreterInnen und wegen der Dringlichkeit auch an Frank Bsirske zu richten. Denn ob die Delegierten des Bundeskongresses wollen oder nicht, sie müssen die Anträge vorbringen:

Frank Bsirske: frank.bsirske@verdi.de
Belinda Brechbilder: brechbilder@gmx.de
Ulla Pingel: ulla.pingel@gmx.de
Bitte unbedingt Kopie an: Anne Eberle: a.eberle@dokom.net

Eine heftige Debatte zu diesem Antrag gibt es im Forum „Schluss mit den Reformen gegen uns !!!“ //www.sozialbetrug.org/thread.php?threadid=8620

Siehe dazu auch:

Arbeitsmarkt auf dem Vormarsch?

Die beiden Bundesminister Franz Müntefering und Wolfgang Tiefensee haben dem Kabinett am 27. Juni 2007 die Eckpunkte für ein „Bundesprogramm zur Förderung von zusätzlichen Arbeitsplätzen, die in Regionen mit besonders hoher und verfestigter Langzeitarbeitslosigkeit durch Kommunen geschaffen werden“ (sog. „Bundesprogramm Kommunal Kombi“) vorgestellt. Siehe dazu:

Entwurf eines Zweiten Gesetzes zur Änderung des Zweiten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch – Verbesserung der Beschäftigungschancen von Menschen mit Vermittlungshemmnissen (pdf) //www.lag-arbeit-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Finanzierung_JobPerspektive_0707.pdf

Kabinettsbeschluss vom 14.06.07 zu einem 2. Änderungsgesetz im SGB II
("Beschäftigungszuschuss für Ü25")(pdf) //www.lag-arbeit-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/BMAS_formulierungshilfe-sgbII-zweites-gesetz_0607.pdf

Chancen und Grenzen Alternativer Beschäftigungsformen im Bereich des SGB II

Powerpoint-Präsentation von Kay Senius, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, beim
77. Deutscher Fürsorgetag 3.-5. Mai 2006 in Düsseldorf

bearbeitet von No Job FM zum Zwecke der Enttarnung (pdf) //www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/realpolitik/amarkt/sgb2.pdf

In der Originalfassung (ppt) //www.lag-arbeit-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/BA_Senius_3.Arbeitsmarkt_0506.ppt

3. Arbeitsmarkt

Hintergründe von Anna Fleischer mit Auszügen aus dem Gutachten der „Arbeitsgruppe Arbeitsmarkt“ und aus der Stellungnahme des Deutscher Vereins für öffentliche und private Fürsorge (pdf) //www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/realpolitik/amarkt/amarkt3.pdf

Dokumente zur Diskussion um einen "3. Arbeitsmarkt" bei LAG Arbeit in Hessen e.V. //www.lag-arbeit-hessen.de/index.php?id=121

»Das sind irreguläre Zwangsarbeiten«. Landesparteitag: Hamburger Linkspartei diskutiert über Alternativen zu Ein-Euro-Jobs.

„Auf dem am Wochenende stattfindenden Landesparteitag der Hamburger Linken drohen heftige Kontroversen. Umstritten ist eine Passage aus dem Entwurf zum Wahlprogramm nach der Die Linke für den Ausbau eines neuen und öffentlich geförderten Beschäftigungssektors eintreten will. Sie nennen das die Fortsetzung »schmutziger Geschäfte« mit Erwerbslosen. Warum?..“ Ein Gespräch von Andreas Grünwald in junge Welt vom 27.9.07 mit Thomas Meese //www.jungewelt.de/2007/09-27/032.php


Aus: LabourNet, 27. September 2007

Council to serve notice in mast row

By Rob Devey

A FIGHT against a 40ft phone mast installed despite being refused planning permission will tomorrow be stepped up as Bolton Council serve an enforcement notice.

The council will post the notice to T-Mobile requring the firm to remove the mast from the Market Street precinct in Little Lever within 28 days.

It was put up on Sunday despite a decision by the council's planning committee in April to reject the application.

The council's move comes after company agents refused to remove the mast voluntarily.

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Defeated phone giant's stance enrages residents

Sep 26 2007

By Mark Mudie


A BITTER dispute between battle-hardened anti-mast campaigners and phone giant O2 shows no sign of letting up.

About 50 Meadvale residents attended showdown talks with James Stevenson, community liaison officer for O2, on Wednesday last week, over the company's persistent efforts to install a phone mast in the area.

But according to residents the meeting served only to exacerbate existing tensions.

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SUCHMASCHINEN: Wer "Bombe" eingibt, soll überwacht werden

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What free country?

Rebirth of Reason
by Tibor R. Machan

09/26/07

When I first arrived on these shores, back in 1956, the idea that America is a free country had at least some rhetorical currency, backed by frequent enough association between the country’s founding documents and the desirability and undesirability of various public policies. Just as Abraham Lincoln, so many others who addressed what kind of laws the country ought to have tended still to invoke the authority of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and ideas from the Founders and Framers. Not that it was all hunky dory with the country then or, indeed, before. But the prevalence of ideas of basic rights — the kind that marked out one’s personal, private dominion — and liberty — of the negative sort, freedom from intrusions by others, including governments — was in plenty of evidence in public discussions, debates in Congress and so forth. Today there seems no one — other than the lone Texas Representative Ron Paul — on the political scene who is concerned with the freedom of American citizens...

//rebirthofreason.com/Articles/Machan/What_Free_Country.shtml


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Wake me at Armageddon

//www.takimag.com/site/article/wake_me_at_armageddon


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Tough talk, but little punch

Boston Globe
by Derrick Z. Jackson

09/26/07

Last November, Nancy Pelosi proclaimed, ‘The American people spoke with their votes and they spoke for change and they spoke in support of a new direction for all Americans … nowhere was the call for a new direction more clear from the American people than in the war in Iraq.’ Pelosi, who would become speaker of the House as the Democrats regained the majority in both the House and the Senate, continued, ‘We know that “stay the course” is not working. It has not made our country safer, it has not honored our commitment to our troops, and it has not brought stability to the region. We must not continue on this catastrophic path . . . The American people with their votes yesterday placed their trust in the Democrats. We will honor that trust. We will not disappoint … Democrats are ready to lead. We’re prepared to govern’...

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Hillarycare II: A constitutional train wreck in the making

Frontiers of Freedom

by T. Hickey

09/26/07

The United States was founded on core principles, such as liberty, personal privacy, and equality, which ensure that individuals are free to make their most intimate decisions without governmental interference and discrimination. One of the more private and personal decisions individuals make relates to when and for what goods and services he or she will spend his or her money...

//tinyurl.com/2hn4b8


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bush’s fiscal legacy: bigger debt

Christian Science Monitor

09/27/07

Whatever happens over the next 16 months, President Bush will leave office having presided over one of the fastest accumulations of government debt in the history of the United States. During his time in office, federal debt held by the public -– Washington’s equivalent of a credit-card balance -– will have increased by more than 50 percent, to about $5.5 trillion. Uncle Sam will be paying interest on that sum for years to come. Much of that borrowed money paid for military expenses after the 9/11 attacks -– spending unanticipated when Mr. Bush took office. Measured against the size of the US economy, the public debt isn’t far outside historical norms...

//www.csmonitor.com/2007/0927/p01s02-usec.html



The shaking tower of debt

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Thorsten Polleit

09/26/07

The repercussions of the turmoil in the US subprime mortgage market are increasingly being felt around the world. What was initially thought to be a problem confined to a US credit market segment has increasingly transformed itself into an erosion of investor confidence in credit quality in general and, in some countries, concerns about the reliability of the banking sector...

//www.mises.org/story/2716


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Federal judge rules 2 Patriot Act provisions unconstitutional

CNN

0926/07

A federal court on Wednesday struck down two provisions of the Patriot Act dealing with searches and intelligence gathering, saying they violate the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures with regard to criminal prosecutions. ‘It is critical that we, as a democratic nation, pay close attention to traditional Fourth Amendment principles,’ wrote Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in her 44-page decision...

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Two Patriot Act provisions ruled unlawful

Associated Press

09/26/07

Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, “now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Judge Rules Provisions in Patriot Act to Be Illegal

Susan Jo Keller, of The New York Times, reports: "a federal judge in Oregon ruled Wednesday that crucial parts of the USA Patriot Act were not constitutional because they allowed federal surveillance and searches of Americans without demonstrating probable cause. 'For over 200 years, this nation has adhered to the rule of law - with unparalleled success,' Judge Aiken's opinion said in finding violations of the Fourth Amendment prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure. 'A shift to a nation based on extraconstitutional authority is prohibited, as well as ill advised.'"

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092707K.shtml



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Another Iraq war spending showdown looms

Johnson City Press

09/26/07

President Bush and Congress are headed toward another showdown on war spending, this time sparring over nearly $190 billion the Pentagon says is needed to keep combat in Iraq afloat for another year. Sen. Robert Byrd, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, vowed Wednesday not to ‘rubber stamp’ the request and said it was time to put Bush’s policies in check...

//tinyurl.com/2w3wza


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Intel pushing for global WiMax adoption in 2008

//www.tgdaily.com/content/view/34057/135/


Informant: Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.



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//omega.twoday.net/search?q=WiMax

Ex-Officials Say FDA Slow to Improve Import Food Safety

Christopher Doering of Reuters reports: "The US Food and Drug Administration ignored hundreds of proposals that could have improved the safety of food imported into the United States, former FDA officials told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday."

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/092607HA.shtml



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The Conflicted Consumer

An excerpt from Robert Reich's new book "Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life" (Alfred A. Knopf) says, "The awkward truth is that most of us are two minds: As consumers and investors we want the great deals. As citizens we don't like many of the social consequences that flow from them. The system of democratic capitalism in the Not Quite Golden Age struck a very different balance. Then, as consumers and investors we didn't do nearly as well; as citizens we fared better."

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/092607LB.shtml



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=capitalism
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Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress

This Friday on PBS NOW, get a bird's-eye view of life for "Iraq war veteran Michael Zacchea, a Marine lieutenant colonel who trained Iraqi troops and led them in the battle of Fallujah. Haunted by the violence he saw there, Zacchea and other soldiers diagnosed with PTSD now face what could be a lifelong struggle to leave the horrors of war behind and reclaim their once-peaceful lives."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092607U.shtml



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=PTSD

Alaska Verdict Has Wider Implications

The Associated Press reports: "A former state legislator's conviction for taking bribes from an oil services firm has wider implications: the FBI is investigating whether Ted Stevens, the US Senate's longest-serving Republican, also received illegal gifts from the same company."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092607T.shtml



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We Are At War With IRAN: Lieberman-Kyl Amendment

//groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/c408044715ce00b9?hl=en

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76-22 and so it begins? Senate opens door to war with Iran
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/27183


Informant: Bob Banner



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Dept. of Veterans: 73,846 US troops dead, 1,620,906 disabled

//groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/a326af5c1cb369ae?hl=en

Gardasil: Hidden Dangers



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnTvAneWBZs

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Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records
//www.judicialwatch.org/documents/2008/JWReportFDAhpvVaccineRecords.pdf

Gardasil maiming, killing girls
//www.proliberty.com/observer/20080911.htm


Informant: Dorothee Krien

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Gardacil vaccine warning
//www.brasschecktv.com/page/302.html

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Eighteen Deaths Linked to Gardasil Vaccine, Report Claims

by NWV News

A recent publication by a conservative watchdog group has rekindled media interest in a controversial anti-virus vaccine and sent Big Pharma and federal health agency officials into damage control mode. In a 25-page special report released June 30, Judicial Watch -- a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization that promotes “transparency and accountability in government” – presents evidence based on government documents that in the two years since being licensed by the........

//www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news57.htm



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AND 58 Impeachment in Red States, Robert Hatchell with Bruce Russell

//www.anationdeceived.org/category/hatchell/

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Please voice your impeachment opinion (for or against) by calling House Speaker Pelosi’s office at 202-225-0100 or call the toll-free capitol switchboard and ask for Pelosi’s office: (800) 828-0498 - (800) 459-1887 - (800) 614-2803 IMPEACHMENT POLL LINKS MSNBC | National Cheney |MoveOn.org |VoteToImpeachBush.org

“Please text message “IMPEACH” to 30644 if you are for impeachment and text message “KEEP” to 30644 if you are against impeachment.

//www.anationdeceived.org/2007/09/


Informant: Cal

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Pelosi admitting we will never leave Iraq
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZL8-XQsgiA


Informant: Bob Banner



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Senate approves Lieberman resolution on Iran

//www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct--lieberman-iran0926sep26,0,6941186.story


Informant: ranger116



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Alive in Baghdad: Arab Journalist Discusses Iraq



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgZsMUn44ds&NR=1


Informant: David Diggins

Citizens Arrest Warrant for Bush/Cheney

//www.liveleak.com/view?i=7ee_1190476904


Informant: Cal

Congress Must Stop Funding The War

Congressman Dennis Kucinich //www.commondreams.org/news2007/0926-13.htm



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