Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2008

Divisive Politics Is Anti-American

Keith Olbermann addresses Governor Sarah Palin's statements regarding "real America."



Kinder in Deutschland überdurchschnittlich von Armut betroffen

In Deutschland haben die Einkommensunterschiede und der Anteil der armen Menschen an der Bevölkerung in den vergangen Jahren deutlich schneller zugenommen als in den meisten anderen OECD-Ländern. ...



Morgan Stanley's Bonuses Get Saved By You and Me


bloomberg.com — You can imagine the devilish grins on the faces of Morgan Stanley employees last week, after the Treasury Department said it would pump $10 billion into the bank. Not only did we — the taxpayers — save their company. More importantly, we funded their 2008 bonus pool.


How the Banksters are Making a Killing Off the Bailout


What most Americans do not understand, because mainstream media rarely explains it, is the incestuous relationship between the U.S. and this small band of financial marauders who busted the entire financial system with insane levels of leveraged derivative bets.



Sicherheitslücke durch Elektrosmog: Kabeltastaturen senden 20 Meter weit

neuerdings.com - Berlin

Die Lausanner Forscher haben diese Idee übernommen und “decodieren” nun den Elektrosmog von üblichen Computertastaturen - von kabelgebundenen wohlverstanden ...


Phone mast campaigners celebrate victory

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2008

RESIDENTS who feared three phone masts would be built outside their homes are breathing a sigh of relief.

People living along Rodford Way, in Dodington, were horrified when mobile company Vodafone submitted plans for a 10-metre high mast in September.

But they are celebrating victory this week after South Gloucestershire Council refused the proposals out of hand.

Campaign leader Mandy Sainsbury, who lives in Blaisdon off Rodford Way, said: "The battle is won but the war is not over yet."

Residents were particularly upset because they already have to put up with a giant O2 receptor and expect phone company 3 to put up a mast imminently.

During a campaign against the Vodafone proposals, homeowners launched a scathing attack on the council for ignoring previous agreements to consider mobile phone mast applications in much more detail.


Bush Decides to Keep Guantanamo Open

Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times: "Despite his stated desire to close the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, President Bush has decided not to do so, and never considered proposals drafted in the State Department and the Pentagon that outlined options for transferring the detainees elsewhere, according to senior administration officials. Mr. Bush’s top advisers held a series of meetings at the White House this summer after a Supreme Court ruling in June cast doubt on the future of the American detention center. But Mr. Bush adopted the view of his most hawkish advisers that closing Guantanamo would involve too many legal and political risks to be acceptable, now or any time soon, the officials said."



Court Restrains Zain From Erecting Mast

The High Court in Tema has restrained Zain Ghana Limited, a mobile telecommunications company, from constructing a phone mast at a house at Adjiringano, a suburb of Accra. The order, which took effect from Friday, October 17, 2008 is valid for 10 days.

The court gave the order following an application for an order of interim injunction to restrain the company from constructing the phone mast at No.14 Manor Valley Road which was filed on behalf of some residents of Adjiringano by Mr Kojo Graham, the Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Civil Liberties (CHUCIL), an NGO.

According to the residents, checks from regulatory bodies had proved that the company was putting up the mast without the requisite approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), among other regulatory bodies.

They further argued that phone masts and towers were internationally known and reported, through scientific research and case studies, to be sources of harmful radioactive and electromagnetic emissions against individuals and communities living near and within the environs of erected phone masts and towers.



Taliban fordern Abschaltung afghanischer Mobilfunk-Netze - Taliban shuts down mobile phones

Reuters Deutschland - Germany Ghasni (Reuters) - Die radikal-islamischen Taliban in Afghanistan haben von den Mobilfunk-Betreibern in der Provinz Ghasni verlangt, tagsüber ihre Netzwerke ...



Taliban sind radikale Mobilfunk-Gegner

silicon.de - München

Die Terrororganisation der Taliban fordert Mobilfunkbetreiber in Zentralafghanistan auf, das Funknetz herunterzufahren. Diese Aktion ist offenbar auf zehn ...



Taliban order phone firms to cut day signals

PakTribune.com - Pakistan

(Quqnoos) - THE TALIBAN have issued a new warning to mobile phone companies – no longer content with forcing phone companies to cut their signals at night, ...



Taliban shuts down mobile phones

TechRadar.com - London, UK

Mobile phone masts have been destroyed in the past by the insurgents, creating difficulties for many as their handsets often represent their only form of ...


Deconstructing the Power of the Global Elite

Part I

Part II


Problems with the $750,000,000,000 bailout

by John M. Virginia


The main problem is the cost of homes are too high and too much of a percentage of a family’s income. The prices of homes must come down. Has anyone questioned that these bad home loans out there are partially due to the cost of the home? I work with a homebuilder in Northern Virginia. The land costs are what are driving the cost of homes up so much. This homebuilder was paying $450,000 for each lot that they were building townhouses in Ashburn, Virginia. This lot price drives the finished cost of a 3 bedroom townhouse to $600,000 or more...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Why the Republicans must Be defeated this year

Fox News
by Radley Balko


I grew up in a particularly conservative part of the already conservative state of Indiana. I voted for Bob Dole in 1996 and George Bush in 2000, generally because — though I’m not a conservative (I’m a libertarian) — I’d always thought the GOP was the party of limited government. By 2002, I was less sure of that. … Since then, ‘fed up’ has soured to ‘given up.’ … This isn’t to say that Barack Obama would be any better. Government would undoubtedly grow under his watch. And from my libertarian perspective, he has been increasingly disappointing even on the issues where he’s supposed to be good. … While I’m not thrilled at the prospect of an Obama administration (especially with a friendly Congress), the Republicans still need to get their clocks cleaned in two weeks, for a couple of reasons...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Courage, Wisdom in an Age of Fear


Our oligarchic class is incompetent at governing


Fear has profoundly changed us

Miami Herald
by Leonard Pitts Jr.


Fear, which had cut through us like a hot poker, became instead a low-grade fever, ambient noise, wallpaper, something you feel without feeling, hear without hearing, see without seeing.Then you look up one day and realize how profoundly that fear has changed your world. People are imprisoned without charges or access to attorneys, and it’s routine. People are surveilled, their reading habits studied, their telephone usage logged, and it’s commonplace. People, including children, end up on a secret list of those who are not allowed to fly, nobody will tell you why, there is no appeal, and it’s ordinary. We swallow lies like candy, nod sagely at babblespeak, and it’s unexceptional. Torture is inflicted with White House approval, the president lies about it and it’s just another Tuesday...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


ACLU, EFF Challenge Constitutionality of FISA Amendments



Mortgage Firm Tied to McCain Arranged Stealth Campaign To Crush Regulation


The Disillusioned Reality of the American Choice


McCain Employing GOP Operative Accused of Voter Registration Fraud

Sam Stein, The Huffington Post: "John McCain's campaign has directed $175,000 to the firm of a Republican operative accused of massive voter registration fraud in several states. According to campaign finance records, a joint committee of the McCain-Palin campaign, the RNC and the California Republican Party, made a $175,000 payment to the group Lincoln Strategy in June for purposes of 'registering voters.' The managing partner of that firm is Nathan Sproul, a renowned GOP operative who has been investigated on multiple occasions for suppressing Democratic voter turnout, throwing away registration forms and even, once, spearheading efforts to get Ralph Nader on ballots so as to hinder the Democratic ticket."



A crisis sparked by the world's rich will have the poor paying the highest price

Our worries about jobs or pensions pale beside the fallout Africa and Asia now face in this absurdly skewed global system.


A financial new world order?

When President Bush hosts a world financial summit in the coming weeks, one of the least multilateral American presidents in decades will set in motion what could result in a full reordering of the global financial system.


Millions of Homeowners Are in Desperation Mode

With almost 1 in 6 homeowners dealing with a troubled mortgage, we need a rescue plan fast or else face a huge social problem.


Home prices to fall another 10 percent: Fitch

National home prices have declined a full 22 percent from the peak hit in 2006, the agency said in a note. Fitch has a peak to trough forecast for prices to decline 30 percent.


From Information Clearing House


Maybe the Rich Are the Problem


ElBaradei: Iran is nowhere near nukes

UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei disputes Western claims about Iran, saying the country is far from developing nuclear weapons.


From Information Clearing House


Bush Staff Says Hiring by Faith No Bar to Aid, Memo Approves Bypassing Laws


In a newly disclosed legal memorandum, the Bush administration says it can bypass laws that forbid giving taxpayer money to religious groups that hire only staff members who share their faith.



Millionaire hedge fund boss thanks 'idiot' traders and retires at 37

So Long, Suckers

By Andrew Clark


The US government has failed on the inflation front

Where Inflation Came From

By Paul Craig Roberts

Anyone who has been alive very long is aware that the US government has failed on the inflation front. Soft drink machines that once delivered a bottled drink for a nickel now charge a dollar, a twenty- fold increase in price.



World Peace is More Than Just the Silencing of the Guns

By Peter Chamberlin

World peace is more than just the silencing of the guns, it is the elimination of the injustice that has compelled the men to reach for those guns in self-defense against the aggression.



How the U.S. Military Turned Me into a Terrorist

By Aaron Glantz, Haymarket Books

We were told we were fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me, and the real terrorism is this occupation. Racism within the military has long been an important tool to justify the destruction and occupation of another country. Without racism, soldiers would realize that they have more in common with the Iraqi people than they do with the billionaires who send us to war.


Is America Fascist?

By Sherwood Ross

What if some clever tyrant in the White House, having the backing of the military, got USA to invade and loot another country without arresting and/or killing vast numbers of his own people who opposed his war? What if he just ignored their protests and then, when his term of office ended, enjoyed a blissful retirement at his ranch?


"Bush Guilty Of First Deg Murder"


George W Bush knew and purposely lied to America and mislead The Congress about "Saddam Hussein NOT being an IMMINENT threat to the United States by deleting that critical sentence in a declassified report (The White Papers) by his own Intelligence Advisors in order to start the War with Iraq.


Translating Propaganda and Thinking the Unthinkable

By Max Kantar

Propaganda in the US rests mostly in what is not said, but rather assumed. Such a system of indoctrination is extremely powerful as it serves the purpose of making certain thoughts not so much undesirable, but unthinkable, strikingly reminiscent of Orwell's depiction of totalitarian control and manipulation of the English language in his novel, 1984.



Wenn sich der Bock zum Gärtner macht: Deutschlands Antwort auf die Finanzkrise



Finanzkrise wird benutzt, um mit Bedrohungsszenarios vor möglichen Manipulationen der Finanzsysteme durch Insider-Hacker und Terroristen zu warnen.


Wir leben im "Zeitalter der Paranoia"

Eine weiter anwachsende Stadtbevölkerung, die zunehmende Kluft zwischen Reich und Arm und die Medienberichterstattung über Kriminalität und Terrorismus verstärken nach Ansicht eines britischen Psychiaters Misstrauen und Angst vor den Mitmenschen.


Wann kommt die Bankrott-Erklärung der Vierten Gewalt?

Wir haben der Freiheit kein Preisschild gegeben.


Risk of Disease Rises With Water Temperatures

Kari Lydersen, The Washington Post: "When a 1991 cholera outbreak that killed thousands in Peru was traced to plankton blooms fueled by warmer-than-usual coastal waters, linking disease outbreaks to epidemics was a new idea. Now, scientists say, it is a near-certainty that global warming will drive significant increases in waterborne diseases around the world."


Could the US Election Be Stolen?

Agence France-Presse: "With John McCain and Barack Obama already swapping accusations of widespread voter fraud, experts warn that a bitter and protracted fight could ensue if the race to the White House is decided by a narrow margin. The legal battle over election rules has already made it all the way to the Supreme Court as Republicans fight to block potentially false registrations from being validated and Democrats struggle to prevent voter disenfranchisement."



Could The US Election Be Stolen (Again)?

Common Cause: This Election: Deceptive Practices 2.0?

Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Will Rightful Voters Be Able to Vote: Ohio and Colorado


Iraqis Protest Agreement That Would Extend US Mandate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Tens of thousands of followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rallied in the streets of Baghdad Saturday against a proposed American-Iraqi deal that would allow US troops to stay in the country for three more years.The large turnout points to trouble ahead for the US-Iraqi security deal as Sunni and Shiite lawmakers weigh the political risks associated with the agreement."



Another Million Iraqi demonstrators

Get out of our country: Baghdad witnessed another demonstration with more than one million Iraqi, Arabs and Kurds and others, Muslims and Christians and others, Sunnis and Shiites and others demonstrated together against the occupation and the long term agreement, asking for a complete withdrawal the leaves no permanent bases, no troops, and no mercenaries.


From Information Clearing House


McCain, Obama and the Psychology of Decisions

John P. Briggs, MD, and J.P. Briggs, PhD, Truthout: "For the past eight years, American voters afforded themselves the rare opportunity to observe a president who claims to be immune from any ambivalent feelings in making the kinds of decisions that would give any other leader pause: sending troops to engage in an elective war in Iraq, torturing human beings, saving the planet from climate change, saving the financial system. He has sold himself as a great leader on the basis of his self-confident certainty, and for a long time the public bought it. From a psychological perspective, Bush's repeated assertions that he never experiences doubt in critical matters are simply not credible. They're a dangerous fantasy."



Apartment to get up to 12 more cell antennas

By Rose Egge

Monday, October 20, 2008

When Joel and Nicole Donnelly look out at the view from their deck, five 10-foot-tall cellular phone antennas constructed on the roof of the apartment complex next door block what would be a sweeping view of the city.

Soon the Donnelly's could be looking out at 12 more on the same roof.

Verizon Wireless was granted a conditional use permit on June 30 to add eight new antennas to their existing three on the Sound Crest apartments at 6609 S.W. Admiral Way. That decision is being appealed by community members to a hearing examiner on Oct. 28.

"They're a physical blight on the neighborhood," said neighbor Karen Clegg. "They're an eyesore."


None Dare Call It Fascism



Understanding Recession



The Secret Government



Electromagnetic Scanners Can Detect What You're Typing Right Now

Gizmodo - USA

The method for intercepting signals involves detecting the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a keyboard (which are unshielded to keep ...



Keyboard sniffers to steal data

Screengrab of EPFL video, EPFL
The attacks were shown to work at a distance of 20 metres

Computer criminals could soon be eavesdropping on what you type by analysing the electromagnetic signals produced by every key press.


Wie die US-amerikanische Regierung ihre Bevölkerung überwacht und dem Einsatz des Militärs im Inland den Weg ebnet




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