Freitag, 29. August 2008

"We Are All White Mice!"

Luc Bronner, Le Monde, evokes the great social experiment humanity is embarked upon as new constraints on human behavior obtain a planetary level.

//www.truthout.org/article/we-are-all-white-mice

Seehofer taktiert bei Gentechnik anstatt zu handeln

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Another plan for a mobile phone mast

PROPOSALS have been put forward for another mobile phone mast in Seaford.

Vodafone wants to put up a 10-metre telegraph pole at the junction of Sutton Avenue and Eastbourne Road and has applied to Lewes District Council for permission.

The site is only a short distance from where Vodafone wanted to put a similar mast on the Sutton Corner junction but abandoned it after residents' protests. The controversial plans also come as a similar application by the mobile phone giant in another part of the town was recently objected to by Seaford Town Council.

Read More...
//www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/seaford/Another-plan-for-a-mobile.4427972.jp

Mast may go ahead

A mobile phone giant may not need permission to site a 12-metre mast near homes and two schools in Shrewsbury, a public meeting in Frankwell has heard.

Protesters successfully stopped O2 erecting a 12.5 metre antenna near their homes in Copthorne.

Read More...
//www.shropshirestar.com/2008/08/29/mast-may-go-ahead/

Clearing out Gitmo

CounterPunch
by Andy Worthington

08/28/08

As part of its alleged ‘desire not to hold detainees any longer than necessary,’ the Pentagon announced on Tuesday that two Guantanamo prisoners had been transferred to Algeria. This follows the repatriation of two other Algerians — Mustafa Hamlili and Abdul Raham Houari — at the start of July, who were the first Algerians to be released from the prison in its six-and-a-half year history. Cynics could argue, with some justification, that the releases were less to do with benevolence than with the fact that the US administration has finally decided to clear out as much of the dead wood at Guantanamo as possible, following the US Supreme Court’s momentous decision, in June, that the prisoners have constitutional habeas corpus rights; in other words, that they have the right to challenge the basis of their long detention without charge or trial before an impartial judge...

//counterpunch.org/worthington08282008.html


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Bankruptcy Filings Surge 29%

Total filings rose to 967,831 from 751,056 a year earlier.
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U.S. Says Banks on `Problem List' Rose 30% in Quarter

The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said its "problem list'' of banks increased 30 percent in the second quarter to the highest total in five years as more commercial real-estate loans were overdue.

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FDIC Is Broke?

Report: FDIC May Borrow Money From Treasury:

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) might have to borrow money from the Treasury Department to see it through an expected wave of bank failures, the Wall Street Journal reported.

//moneynews.newsmax.com/headlines/fdic/2008/08/27/125366.html



Analyst: FDIC Will Need Half A Trillon Dollars

Chris Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, in an interview on CNBC, said: They need about a half a trillion dollars in borrowing authority, and they need a vehicle to own these banks while we triage them and sell them.

//www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2008/08/analyst-fdic-will-need-half-trillon.html


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Prozac army: 20,000 troops suffer stress

One in six American soldiers in Afghanistan and one in eight in Iraq are taking daily doses of prescription antidepressants, sleeping pills or painkillers to help them cope with the stresses of combat, according to figures contained in a US Army mental health advisory team report seen by The Herald.

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From Information Clearing House

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

The Keating Five


For anyone not aware of the Keating Five, here's a very simple summary:
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20634.htm



McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

The story of "the Keating Five" has become a scandal rivaling Teapot Dome and Watergate.

By Tom Fitzpatrick

You're John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to The Joker. He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20635.htm



No End In Sight
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It's Time for Real Change

How the Democrats Helped Bush Hijack the Country

By Cynthia McKinney

Our country has been hijacked and the Democrats have proven themselves to have been in on the plan. When it came to the Constitution, the Democratic leadership showed us that aiding and abetting illegal spying on us was more important to them than protecting our civil liberties.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20641.htm



An Open Letter to Barack Obama

Symbolism Alone Will Not Bring Change

By LEONARD PELTIER

Yet symbolism alone will not bring about change. Our young people, black and Native alike, suffer from police brutality and racial profiling, underfunded schools, and discrimination in employment and housing. I sincerely hope your campaign will inspire some hope among our youth to struggle for a better future.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20646.htm



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A Master-Slave Society

Democrats in Denver Should Skip One of Their Parties and Read the American Monetary Act

By Richard C. Cook

The debt this nation owes to the banks, to foreign creditors, and to each other can never be paid off. - Nothing creates more debt than war.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20636.htm



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Foreign Spigot off for US Consumers

By Max Fraad Wolff

Alongside falling prices, rising mortgage rates, stricter credit conditions and general malaise, the structure that supports American home ownership is being condemned by market valuation. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have nose dived and been downgraded toward a smaller future - and these are more important names for your future than Joe, Sam, Kathy, Mitt, Meg ..

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20642.htm



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Is Iraq a Sovereign and Independent Colony?

By Jacob G. Hornberger

If Iraq really is a sovereign and independent country, then why does it have to negotiate anything with the United States, including an exit date for U.S. troops.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20633.htm



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World Poverty 'More Widespread'

By Steve Schifferes
Economics reporter, BBC News

28/08/08 "BBC" -- - The World Bank has warned that world poverty is much greater than previously thought. It has revised its previous estimate and now says that 1.4 billion people live in poverty, based on a new poverty line of $1.25 per day.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20643.htm

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One in four ‘facing fuel poverty’
BBC

09/08/08

Almost a quarter of the population will be pushed into fuel poverty by the end of next year, a report has suggested.By the end of 2009, 5.7 million UK households will be spending at least 10% of their income on energy bills, the National Housing Federation said.Average household electricity bills are expected to increase to more than £500 per year by 2010, and gas bills to around £900...

//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7602859.stm


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US Warns UK Against Releasing Information for Torture Case

Duncan Campbell, The Guardian UK: "The US State Department yesterday warned that disclosure of secret information in the case of a British resident said to have been tortured before he was sent to Guantanamo Bay would cause "serious and lasting damage" to security relations between the countries."

//www.truthout.org/article/us-warns-uk-against-releasing-information-torture-case



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Wi-fi and Wi-max: Why You Shouldn't Use Them

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Both Parties Want Dictatorship

On the evil of politics
//www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/longing-for-dictatorship.html

Reject State Lies
//www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer182.html

Barry’s Monstrous Itch
//www.lewrockwell.com/orig4/mcdarby6.html

Police State Mission-Creep
//www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/mcpherson10.html

Federal Attitude Policy
//www.lewrockwell.com/bovard/bovard59.html



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We remember what happened in New Orleans

//www.brasschecktv.com/page/417.html
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The Disneyfication of New Orleans

By Anna Hartnell

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, a more glamorous image of black America is presenting itself to the world in the person of Barack Obama. Meanwhile, in New Orleans, America's story of black urban poverty is still unfolding, largely beneath the radar of the global media.

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Three Years After Hurricane Katrina, Homelessness Looms
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