Samstag, 4. Oktober 2008

Bush Provokes Fear to Push for Bailout

Dean Baker, The Center for Economic and Policy Research: "This is the first time in the history of the United States that the president has sought to provoke a financial panic to get legislation through Congress. While this has proven to be a successful political strategy, it marks yet another low point in American politics. It was incredibly irresponsible for President Bush to tell the American people on national television that the country could be facing another Great Depression. By contrast, when we actually were in the Great Depression, President Roosevelt said that, 'we have nothing to fear, but fear itself.'"

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GOP Strategists Fear Greater Losses in November

Chris Cillizza and Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post: "With the party already struggling to generate enthusiasm for its brand, Republican strategists fear that an outpouring of public anger generated by Congress's struggle to pass a rescue package for the financial industry may contribute to a disaster at the polls for the GOP in November. 'The crisis has affected the entire ticket,' said Jan van Lohuizen, a Republican consultant who handled the polling for President Bush's reelection campaign. 'The worse the state's economy, the greater the impact.'"

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With No Plan B, House Reluctantly Passes Politically Risky Measure

Jonathan Weisman, David Cho and Paul Kane, The Washington Post: "'There is no joy,' said Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), a rock-ribbed conservative who switched her 'no' vote to a 'yes' yesterday, even though a Democratic surge in North Carolina is making her once-easy district look increasingly dicey. 'I don't like the bill. I'm not going to defend the bill. . . . I had to do the right thing, even though, politically, it might kill me.' In some sense, the crisis atmosphere that has gripped Washington during its struggle to deal with the damage to world financial markets brought out the very worst in the city, precisely the chaotic, partisan atmosphere that voters seem so ready to punish next month at the polls."

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Bail-out leads to conflict of interest claims as Wall Street Financiers Cash in on Crisis

By Tim Shipman

New questions have been raised about the $700 billion economic bail-out of the US economy as President George W. Bush warned that the world may have to wait weeks for the benefits of the rescue package to be felt.

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Bemerton phone mast turned down

A PROPOSAL for a new mobile phone mast at Bemerton Heath has been turned down by planners amid fears it would spoil the surrounding nature reserve.

Salisbury District Council's city area planning committee turned down the application, at Folly Woods, despite the recommendation of officers.

* For an in-depth report see the October 9 edition of the Salisbury Journal.

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Kritik an der Hartz IV- Instrumentenreform

Warum die Instrumentenreform in die falsche Richtung weist.

Die überarbeitete Referentenentwurf für ein Gesetz zur Neuausrichtung der arbeitsmarktpolitischen Instrumente (Instrumentenreform) stößt auf erhebliche Skepsis. Schon vor der Kabinettsbefassung haben alle Wohlfahrtsverbände aber auch der "Deutsche Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge" erhebliche Bedenken gegen die verschiedenen Referentenentwürfe zur Instrumentenreform geäußert. Die Bedenken des DW EKD sind auch durch die teilweise überarbeitete Fassung nicht ausgeräumt.

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Residents Say Phone Mast Plan Not for Us

Posted on: Saturday, 4 October 2008, 03:00 CDT

By Andy Walker

CONCERNED residents have accused a mobile phone company of a ?major lack of communication and consultation? over plans to install an 18 metre mast.

Telecommunications company Vodafone wants to erect the mast on farmland close to houses in Sandy Bank, Northallerton, to improve coverage for customers.

Residents have expressed concerns about the proposed siting of themast and its proximity to houses.

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Bad Herrenalb-Bürger kämpfen gegen einen geplanten 40 Meter hohen Mobilfunkmasten von 02 und weiteren Anbietern

Bitte um Weiterverbreitung dieses Briefes:
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Carola Keppler-Merkle

Pentagon Hands Iraq Oil Deal to Shell

Nick Turse, AlterNet: "The fact that the US government secretly facilitated dealings between Shell and the Iraqi Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts; that the U.S. military - the primary occupation force in Iraq - regularly pays Shell billions of dollars each year; that on the heals of a contract worth hundred of millions of dollars with the US military, Shell just inked a deal with occupied Iraq and set up an office in the US military's secure 'Green Zone' should raise myriad questions about the tangled relationship between the major players in Iraq."

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ACLU Condemns New FBI Guidelines

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Senator Russ Feingold Introduces Bill Restoring Voting Rights For Millions of Americans

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The Panic-Provoking President

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Dennis Kucinich: We Had Alternatives
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-11

The Non-Debate
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03

The Wall Street Mega Bailout: Bad News for the World's Hungry
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-4

Saying 'No Deal' to This New Deal
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-7



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Red Cross: Pakistan 'Now Is War Zone'

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'Sweetened' Bailout Is 'Same Flawed Plan'

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A Country in Shambles, Under GOP Rule
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/04-0

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House Approves Bailout on Second Try

David M. Herszenhorn, The New York Times: "The House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to the $700 billion bailout for the financial system, reversing course to authorize what may be the most expensive government intervention in history."

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Privatized US Propaganda Machine Expands In Iraq

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Psychological Weapons of War

By Cesar Chelala

It is a mystery how the Iraq war was planned and supported for a long time without an effective opposition, despite being one of the worst foreign policy decisions in recent U.S. history. But it becomes less of a puzzle if one applies to the situation some principles of social psychology. In this light, a return to the classic literature is pertinent.

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Bailing Out Wall Street by Selling out Main Street

By Cindy Sheehan

Tent cities are arising all over the country and Congress is going to bailout an industry that caused these cities and not only that, but use our money to help keep the CEO's in the style to which they have become accustomed.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20936.htm



Bail Out the Homeowners!

Why Paulson's Plan is a Fraud

By Paul Craig Roberts

The bailout is focused on the wrong end of the problem. The bailout should be focused on the origin of the problem, the defaulting homeowners. The bailout should indemnify defaulting homeowners and pay off the delinquent mortgages.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20930.htm



Get Your Dollars Out Now! FAST!!!

By Adrian Salbuchi

As Argentine citizens, we have a huge advantage over other peoples including US citizens when it comes to understanding and coping with this kind of crisis. I say this because in our own lifetimes we have suffered in Argentina all of what is now happening globally - albeit on a much smaller scale in our case. We've seen this movie... We've been there, and done that...

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20939.htm



A Little Problem With Capitalism

We have short memories

By Thomas Walkom

What's happening now on Wall Street is seen as a new story. It is not. It is a very old one. Karl Marx wrote about it; so did John Maynard Keynes. More recently, tycoon George Soros has pronounced on it, as has the redoubtable Economist, a decidedly pro-free market financial magazine.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20932.htm



"Shall Not Perish From The Earth"

By Malcolm Martin
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20933.htm



From Empire to Democracy

By Howard Zinn

Let's not waste $700bn on a bail-out, but use 'big government' for what it's best at - shaping a society that is fair and peaceable.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20928.htm



One Nation under Capitalism

It's Time for a Crucifixion

By Jason Miller

Proudly surveying our kingdom from atop the capitalist pyramid, we US Americans have deluded ourselves into believing we are at the pinnacle of cultural, social, political, and economic evolution. We fancy ourselves to be so exceptional that we are entitled to a perpetual blessing from "our" Christian God.

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U.S. Stocks Drop as Recession Concern Outweighs Bailout Passage

U.S. stocks slid, capping the worst week for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index since the 2001 terrorist attacks, on concern the $700 billion bank bailout isn't enough to unlock credit markets and prevent a recession.

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Spend the bailout money on the middle class

The Nation
by Howard Zinn

10/08/08

It is sad to see both major parties agree to spend $700 billion of taxpayer money to bail out huge financial institutions that are notable for two characteristics: incompetence and greed. There is a much better solution to the financial crisis. But it would require discarding what has been conventional wisdom for too long: that government intervention in the economy (’big government’) must be avoided like the plague, because the ‘free market’ can be depended on to guide the economy toward growth and justice. Surely the sight of Wall Street begging for government aid is almost comic in light of its long devotion to a ‘free market’ unregulated by government...

//www.thenation.com/doc/20081027/zinn


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Congress Has Betrayed Us Yet AGAIN!!

Hundreds of billions more in the last 2 years for a senseless military occupation, the FISA outrage, paralysis on impeachment or even enforcing subpoenas, and now a total surrender of the future of our treasury in an 850 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street fat cats. Congress has done worse than do nothing, they have done categorically the WRONG thing, and the whole rest of the world knows it, and THAT is why the stock market has been dropping like a rock ever since the Senate stampeded through this bailout monstrosity.

What Are We Going To Do About It?!

TV Spot Action Page: //www.usalone.com/cindy/bankers_bailout.php

By arrogantly ignoring our literally millions of phone calls and emails vehemently opposed to this lunatic policy blunder, Congress has demonstrated that they are for the most part beyond redemption. We have only one practical recourse. Vote the losers out of office as just soon as possible, and replace each and every one of them with strong progressives who WILL be accountable to the people.

We MUST Help Cindy Sheehan defeat Nancy Pelosi

This is our only real chance for the next two years. Nothing would send a stronger message that the voice of the people actually COUNTS for something that a resounding victory for Cindy Sheehan in the Congressional race for the 8th district of California against Nancy Pelosi in just 4 weeks. NOTHING would send a stronger message to the gutless wimps in Congress that their reign of cowardice is over.

What we need is literally a tsunami of donations to put Cindy Sheehan's new TV spot on the air, where she pulls no punches about the abject failure of Pelosi to lead. If you are frustrated, if you are angry, if you can make a donation of any amount, please do so from the page below.

Watch The New TV Spot: //www.usalone.com/cindy/bankers_bailout.php

And as if all this weren't galling enough. How do you like how Bush came out in the Rose Garden after signing the "Fox In Charge Of The Hen House Bill" to basically say, "Thanks, chumps."?

How dare they call themselves "Representatives"? How dare they! With their phones flooded a hundred to one shouting down this massive theft from the American taxpayer, with such an avalanche of emails coming the House email servers almost crashed, how dare they?! And guess what, the people were right. The hundreds of top economists pleading for sanity and a hearing were right.

Pelosi, the queen of the cave-ins must be defeated. There can be no honor in allowing her to remain in office. Shame on us if we don't do everything we could have done to remove her. Then and only then can all the other things that need to be done to fix this disaster be implemented.

And please, if you are the San Francisco area. Cindy needs an army of volunteers to hit the streets inspiring voters. And even if you are not, you can help make phone calls. There are volunteer links on the same page with the video. You can do something. You must do something. Please help.

And let election day this time be a bright and shining day where we the people actually start to take back control of our own government.

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Europe endorses virtual strip search

SP Services
Published: Friday, October 03, 2008

Digital body scanners that leave little to the imagination will be used by airport security on passengers travelling across the European Union within two years.

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Proposals to monitor all our communications are an intolerable assault on liberty in the name of security

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Free enterprise for the poor, socialism for the rich

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The Elmer Gantry School of Economics

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Is McCain Able?

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Make-Believe Maverick

By Tim Dickinson

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty.

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The Month When Reality Invaded

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