Mittwoch, 30. September 2009

Why Are We Lying to Ourselves About Our Catastrophic Economic Meltdown?

Alzheimer durch Quecksilber

The European Union is spending millions of pounds developing "Orwellian" technologies

Green light for phone mast in Milltown

Published Date: 01 October 2009

By Paula Campbell

KILDARE County Council has granted planning permission for a 30 meter phone mast in Milltown.

Granted to Hutchinson 3 G Ireland Limited, the mast is to be located on Coillte Land at Christianstown in Milltown and has been described by a local councillor as 'quite rural'.

Cllr Tony O'Donnell who hails from Milltown believes that the residents may well appeal the decision.

"I'm sure they (the residents) will have the opportunity to appeal it," he said.


“In China, at least I would have a trial”

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


The U.S. government has just received the ultimate put-down from one of its Guantanamo prisoners. Arkin Mahmud, a Chinese Uighur who has been held at the prison camp for 8 years, stated ruefully, ‘In China, at least I would have a trial and sentence.’ What bigger insult than to be accused of providing less justice than that provided by one of the most vicious and brutal communist regimes in the world?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

War is not actually good for the ecomony

How Washington lobbyists peddle power

Christian Science Monitor


If labor lobbyist Robert ‘Bobby’ Juliano didn’t move away from his stakeout just off the Senate floor from time to time, he might be mistaken for a statue. Other lobbyists have moved on to BlackBerrys and instant messaging. (He calls them ‘the thumb generation.’) But for Mr. Juliano, who has been in the thick of every big labor issue in the past 36 years, there’s no substitute for face-to-face contact with members of Congress. ‘I’m not going to be sitting in an office when my workbench is the seat of power for the whole world,’ he says, standing in the ornate Senate reception room where lobbyists mingle with members before and after floor votes...


War is not actually good for the ecomony

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Andrew Syrios


War is horrible � but it’s good for the economy. I cannot, for the life of me, think of a more dangerous myth than that. This facade has become so prevalent in the national conscience that it’s simply taken for granted. The reasoning for this myth comes from an offshoot of Keynesian economics, in summary it says war stimulates aggregate demand and thereby gets the wheels of the economy turning again (or turning faster). The key piece of evidence used for this assertion is World War II, which is arrogantly claimed, over and over again, to have ended the Great Depression. � The key problem with the theory itself, is that such stimulus, military or otherwise, relies on government spending. The government doesn’t have anything except what it takes, it can do little more than shuffle the deck...


How freedom can win � and why it won’t

Liberty For All
by Roderick T. Beaman


Barack Obama’s presidency is in complete disarray. His approval ratings are now in the high 40s. By this time next year, they will be in the low 40s or maybe even the high 30s. I have never witnessed anything like this in my entire life. His support seems to be eroding right before our eyes. The hostility expressed to his health plan at the Town Meetings across the country is unprecedented. He has now announced that he no longer regards the public option as crucial to his reformation plans for the health care system...


What do neocons have to do with Obama?

Christian Science Monitor
by Jacob Bronsther


The US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are fundamentally ‘neocon’ wars. They were shaped by the neoconservative belief that American military might can replace rogue regimes with Western-style democracies that won’t threaten US security. Today, these wars are being led by a commander in chief, Barack Obama, whose views on foreign policy amount to a polar opposite of neoconservatism. The neocons’ grand ambitions are now in the hands of a pragmatist. The resulting tension will shape much of Mr. Obama’s work in foreign affairs. � Neoconservatism was founded in the 1960s and ’70s when Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz and other Democrats came to view their party — with its demands for an expanding welfare state and a less militaristic approach to the USSR — as a bastion of naive and destructive policies. They were liberals who despised hippies...


The end of Pax Americana?

by Michael Lind


While the economic crisis continues to overshadow other topics, world politics is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes. In areas from national security policy to trade, the Obama administration has repudiated Bush-era precedents significantly, if not rapidly enough for some critics on the left. The pressures on the administration to continue in the path followed by U.S. administrations since the fall of the Berlin Wall are intense, particularly in light of the victory of the hard-liners in Iran and new revelations about Iran’s nuclear program. Even so, President Obama in partnership with other world leaders has a genuine opportunity to bring the post-Cold War era to a definitive end and to preside over the greatest reorganization of global politics since the end of World War II...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Health care workers protest mandatory H1N1 flu shots

USA Today


Several hundred health-care workers, civil libertarians and members of anti-vaccine groups on Tuesday railed against a mandate that medical professionals get seasonal and swine-flu vaccines. But the state health commissioner said their arguments are baseless. Nurses and other health-care workers said they shouldn’t be forced to get a vaccine that they don’t believe has been tested appropriately as a condition of keeping their jobs...


Officials seek to vaccinate illegal immigrants against H1N1

USA Today


With swine flu vaccinations set to begin in October, public health officials are mobilizing to ensure that the nation’s more than 11 million illegal immigrants are vaccinated to protect themselves and the public. Unlike the debate over health care for illegal immigrants, there is little dispute they should be included in the nation’s voluntary vaccination program...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Health care workers revolt

Iran will Inspektoren in die Anlage bei Qom lassen

Der Westen bleibt auf Konfrontationskurs.

Patriot Act soll verlängert werden

Weiter Totalüberwachung und unbegrenzte Haft für Guantánamo-Gefangene.

Versicherungsvertreter im Bundestag

Finanzindustrie hat gut investiert.


Widerstand angekündigt

AKW-Gegner machen nach schwarz-gelben Wahlsieg mobil.


Hohe Verluste für Zensur- und Überwachungs-Hardliner

Piraten kosten Zypries um ein Haar das Direktmandat.Überwachung

The War on Language

By Chris Hedges

Those who seek to dominate our behavior first seek to dominate our speech. They seek to obscure meaning. They make war on language.


Casting Runes on the Floor of the NYSE

By Case Wagenvoord

Economists believe that the past never happened. The past is a dream lost in the mists of time and has no relevance to the present. Their vision is a pinprick of light that sees only the fleeting present they mistakenly believe can be captured and held in place by complex mathematical models.


U.S.: Homeless Shelters Fighting Push from Downtowns

The largest homeless shelter in the southeast U.S., the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta claiming officials have undertaken a complex campaign to sabotage the shelter with the ultimate goal of driving homeless, mostly African American men off the streets of downtown.

From Information Clearing House

Obama Should Provoke A Military Incident With Iran

Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran

Fox News

Bill O'Reilly: "Obama Should Provoke A Military Incident With Iran"

51% Say Obama Not Tough Enough on Iran

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only four percent (4%) think the president has been too aggressive in dealing with Iran, while 38% believe his response has been about right

Fmr. UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Warns Against "Politically Motivated Hype" on Iran Nuke Program

On Friday morning President Obama, along with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicholas Sarkozy accused Iran of building a secret nuclear fuel plant.

The Militarization of the Police Force in USA.

From Information Clearing House'Reilly

Accountability for Torture

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

We write you, Mr. President, as former intelligence professionals to voice strong support for Attorney General Eric Holder's authorization of a wider investigation into CIA interrogation. We respectfully disagree with the direct appeal to you by seven former CIA directors to quash that wider investigation.

The Case of the Missing Torture Documents

By Nick Baumann

Welcome to the Case of the Disappearing Torture Documents. This is more than just a bureaucratic whodunit. There's a possibility that government officials purposely destroyed records pertaining to detainee abuse.

Robocops Come to Pittsburgh

Mike Ferner, Truthout: "No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of 'crowd control munitions,' including one that reportedly made its debut in the US, was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week's G-20 protests."

Is the Media Exaggerating the Iranian Nuke Threat?

Generals: Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Are Scaremongering

ACLU: New Broad FBI Surveillance Rules Are Unconstitutional

R.F.I.D Bracelet Once You Have Had the Swine Flu Vaccination?

Swine Flu, Mass Vaccinations & G20


US is 'Climate Illiterate,' Ignorance Could Ruin Global Deal

Ten Percent of World's Major Species 'at Threat'

Exelon to Quit Chamber Over Climate Bill

The Anatomy of Blue-State Fascism

The Real Reasons Behind Fed Secrecy

Cash for Clunkers, RIP


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