Dienstag, 10. November 2009

Mast plan sparks anger

Wednesday, 04 November 2009

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to erect a giant mast in the heart of Finglas village has sparked uproar among local residents and public representatives.

The proposal to place a 30-metre-high free standing communications structure at the ESB’s former premises on McKee Avenue has been met with furious opposition from many who fear the mast would discourage much-needed future development in the area.


Informant: Dorothee Krien

Einschleusen von RFID-Chips in den Körper



Schweinegrippe - Stöger: "Österreich ist bestmöglich vorbereitet"



Next-up News Nr 1095

- Préambule fraude scientifique: AVERTISSEMENT.
- Pr Franz Adlkofer et Pr Hugo W. Rüdiger
- Étude scientifique (ADN et Téléphonie Mobile): "Le scandale des données falsifiées de Vienne"
- Une histoire qui a été inventée afin de se débarrasser et cacher les résultats des
recherches sur les effets biologiques du rayonnement généré par les téléphones portables.
- France : victime collatérale de cette fraude scientifique, André Aurengo (vidéo HD).

Cardiovascular Risks from Swine Flu Vaccines

ISIS Press Release 10/11/09

Overstimulation of the immune system may trigger acute heart disease and sudden deaths in the increasing number of people with atherosclerosis; this hidden risk of mass vaccination programmes against swine flu could far outweigh the benefits Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

This report has been submitted to the US FDA and Sir Liam Donaldson, UK Chief Medical Officer. Please circulate widely. You have permission to repost this article provided you leave it unchanged and with all links intact.

Mass vaccinations amid mounting safety concerns

Mass vaccinations for the pandemic H1N1 ‘swine flu' have begun in Britain, the United States, Sweden and elsewhere, targeting hundreds of millions around the world as concerns mount over the safety of the fast-tracked vaccines [1-3] ( Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire , SiS 43; Swine Flu Pandemic - To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? , Flu Vaccines and the Risk of Cancer , SiS 44). The risks identified so far include neurological damage, developmental defects, and autoimmune diseases from vaccine adjuvants; the potential for generating more virulent disease agents from live attenuated viral vaccines, and cancer from contaminants of cultured cells used to grow the vaccine viruses, or from chemical agents employed in killing the vaccine viruses.

Now, researchers at Mainz University Medical Center in Germany led by Sucharit Bhakdi have added cardiovascular risks that are not generally appreciated. Animal experiments and epidemiological data suggest that over-stimulation of the immune system may accelerate atherogenesis (the build-up of fatty deposits or plaques on the inner wall of arteries) [4]. They are especially concerned about vaccines containing adjuvants to boost immune response, which could aggravate the formation of plagues and atherosclerosis disease. The risks of other widespread diseases due to deregulated immune systems are also possible. Safety trials of vaccines conducted so far have not specifically taken those possible side-effects into account, and “unexpected serious adverse effects” may follow in the wake of mass vaccination programmes. This proved prophetic.

Four deaths in less than two weeks

Less than two weeks into its mass vaccination, Sweden reported four deaths [5], among which were at least two with underlying heart condition. According to the Swenska Dagladet newspaper, there were also 350 side effects recorded [6]. The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control denies that the deaths are connected with the vaccine.

But this possibility was predicted in the paper published by Bhakdi and colleagues [4].

Two vaccines with adjuvants

There are two main vaccines with adjuvants. One, modeled after Fluad and widely used in European countries including Germany contains the adjuvant MF59 made by Novartis, and is also deployed worldwide mainly for people over 65 years of age. MF59 is a squalene oil-in-water emulsion; but its mechanism of action is still poorly understood. It appears to induce recruitment of macrophages (white blood cells that ingests foreign material and dead cells) to the injection site and promote uptake of antigen by macrophage and dendritic cells that process antigens to promote production of specific antibodies. Injection of flu vaccines with the adjuvant frequently causes local pain and occasionally fever, indicating that pro-inflammatory cytokines (signaling molecules produced by immune cells) are generated [7]. There is further evidence that injection of squalene can provoke autoimmune responses [1, 2].

Flu vaccines with MF59 adjuvant have been given to children, but there is little experience with their use in pregnant women who are currently in the priority group for vaccination [1, 2].

Another H1N1 vaccine with adjuvant is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The adjuvant is AS03 [1], similar to MF59 in that it contains squalene, and in addition, the non- ionic detergent polysorbate 80 (Tween 80)., which is yet uncharacterized in terms of pharmacokinetic and immunological properties [4]. Studies with vaccines containing AS03 in infants, young children or pregnant women have not been published. And current clinical studies are being conducted with children aged 3-17 years.

Hidden dangers of H1N1 vaccines with adjuvants

Immune mechanisms are now implicated in such a diversity of chronic diseases that no common denominator would have come to mind before the advent of modern immunology [4]. That is why the potential dangers of vaccine adjuvants such as those used with the current H1N1 swine flu vaccines are still not adequately addressed.

A major hurdle to addressing the dangers is the lack of specificity in the self-destructive processes perpetrated by an over-stimulated immune system. It is now recognized that the innate, relatively non-specific immune mechanisms are just as culpable as the specific, adaptive immune mechanisms in the pathology of some of the most widespread human diseases including atherosclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, demyelinating disease and non-infectious arthritis; and the list is ever growing.

More baffling still is that such pathological processes sometimes have their roots in normal physiological events that serve useful biological functions.

For example, macrophages are involved in clearing tissues of cholesterol, which is poorly soluble. Atherosclerosis disease becomes manifest only when this cholesterol clearing role breaks down through overload, and lesions develop in the artery wall. The macrophages then cease to perform their physiological function and become the perpetrator of disease (see box).

Macrophages and atheroclerosis

Macrophages are large white blood cells that have the ability to phagocytose (engulf) foreign materials such as bacteria and viruses and debris from dead cells. They are a very important component of innate immunity, not only in protecting the body against pathogens, but also in scavenging and tissue repair. However, macrophages are also involved in the development of atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries due to fatty deposits (plaques) in the arterial wall – and especially in the acute clinical disease resulting from the rupture of the plaques [8].

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease triggered by the over-stimulation of the immune system. It accounts for 39 percent of deaths in the UK, while 12 million in the USA have atherosclerosis-associated disease. Atherosclerosis results in narrowing the arteries, producing stable angina (chest pains due to blockage of arterial blood flow) or else dramatic rupture, producing acute syndromes such as unstable angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack, when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted causing some heart muscle cells to die), or sudden death . Macrophages are abundant in ruptured atherosclerotic plaques and are suspected of causing the rupture. As they belong to the innate immunity branch that does not require specific recognition, macrophages may damage tissues indiscriminately. Macrophages are recruited and activated by many signals and they have an impressive arsenal of molecules to promote tissue damage.

Macrophage recruitment to the developing atherosclerotic plaques is aided by the expression of special inflammatory adhesion molecules in the abnormal lining of the arterial wall over the plaques, which are up-regulated by multiple atherosclerosis risk factors including oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL, bad cholesterol), smoking, hypertension and diabetes. The activated macrophages express effector molecules that kill cells and degrade the extracellular matrix. These include Fas-L and nitric oxide (NO). Macrophage NO up-regulates vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) surface Fas (the binding partner for Fas-L) priming the VSMC for apoptosis (programmed cell death). As VSMCs promote plaque stability, their apoptosis may contribute to plaque rupture. Macrophages also express multiple metalloproteinases ( e.g. stromelysin) and serine proteases (e.g. urokinase) that degrade the extracellular matrix, weakening the plaque and making it prone to rupture. In addition, macrophages secrete numerous other effectors including reactive oxygen species that kill bacteria under normal conditions [9] (see The Body Does Burn Water , SiS 43) , but will cause oxidative damage to cells when overproduced as the result of environmental stress.

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Hilarious Swine Flu Video

Who would have known that such a serious topic could have such a humorous perspective?


Why is Canada Changing Its Flu Vaccine Policy?

Why are health officials, world-wide, so reluctant to embrace healthy, inexpensive alternatives to potentially dangerous vaccines, when they clearly exist?



New York Swine Flu Vaccine Clinics Deserted


Berater-Wirtschaft in „Bertelsheim”

Wie die Stadt Rüsselsheim ihren Haushalt mithilfe der Bertelsmann-Stiftung wieder nicht sanieren wird

„Seit 1992 ist Rüsselsheim eine der am meisten beratenen Kommunen Deutschlands. Gebessert hat sich dadurch nichts. 1998 etwa gab die Stadt das Gutachten Standort Zukunft. Programm zur Wirtschaftsentwicklung für Rüsselsheim 2020 in Auftrag. 2007 engagierte man Professor Bert Rürup (SPD), Berater der Bundesregierung bei der „Rentenreform“ und einer der „Wirtschaftsweisen”. Sein Gutachten Rüsselsheim 2020 setzt auf eine „wirtschaftsfreundliche, junge und moderne Stadt“. Sein zentraler Vorschlag war, auf dem Opel-Gelände eine „automobile Erlebniswelt” mit Einkaufszentrum und exklusiven Loftwohnungen („Opel-Forum”) zu errichten. Dafür sollen hoch qualifizierte junge Berufsaufsteiger, vermögende Rentner und kaufkräftige Besucher umworben werden. Rürups Honorar betrug 80 000 Euro. Rürup hatte ein „strukturelles Haushaltsdefizit“ festgestellt, wofür kein Gutachten nötig gewesen wäre. Er hatte den Grund aber nicht in der Bundesgesetzgebung gesehen, sondern allein vor Ort: In der „hohen Versorgungsmentalität” der Rüsselsheimer Bevölkerung und darin, dass die Stadt nicht genügend Aufgaben privatisiert und nicht genügend „Stadtmarketing“ betrieben habe. Die Vorgabe, dass die Stadt sich allein aus dem Sumpf ziehen soll, gilt auch für den Auftrag an die neuen Berater…“ Artikel von Werner Rügemer in ver.di Publik Ausgabe 10 http://publik.verdi.de/2009/ausgabe_10/gewerk/brenn/seite-3/A0

Bertelsmann-Stiftung und Privatisierung

Vom Nützlichen – und Gemeinen: Die Bertelsmann Stiftung als neoliberaler Anstifter.

Ein Impulsreferat von Steffen Roski an der Universität zu Köln am
27.10.2009, dokumentiert bei den Nachdenkseiten http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=4297

Aus: LabourNet, 10. November 2009


Steuersenkungen beschlossen: Kabinett beschenkt Reiche

Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz: Sofortprogramm für Wachstum

„Die neue Bundesregierung will Bürgerinnen, Bürger und Unternehmen in der Krise schnell entlasten. Zum 1. Januar 2010 sollen Familien pro Kind 20 Euro mehr Kindergeld und höhere Kinderfreibeträge bekommen. Niedrigere Steuern bringen mehr Kaufkraft und finanziellen Spielraum für Investitionen…“ Pressemitteilung der Bundesregierung vom 9.11.09 http://www.bundesregierung.de/nn_1264/Content/DE/Artikel/2009/11/2009-11-09-wachstum-beschleunigen.html

Siehe dazu:

Fragen und Antworten: Was ist das Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz?

„Die Bundesregierung drückt aufs Tempo - noch in diesem Jahr soll das "Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz" verabschiedet werden. Ab dem 1. Januar
2010 können sich Bürger und Unternehmen dann auf Entlastungen in Höhe von rund 8,4 Milliarden Euro freuen. tagesschau.de zeigt, wer vom neuen Gesetz besonders profitiert…“ Übersicht der Tagesschau http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz104.html

Steuersenkungen beschlossen. Kabinett beschenkt Reiche

„Union und FDP haben Entlastungen von insgesamt 8,5 Milliarden Euro beschlossen - von den Änderungen profitiert aber vor allem die eigene Klientel…“ Kommentar von Ralph Bollmann in der taz vom 09.11.2009 http://www.taz.de/1/politik/deutschland/artikel/1/mehr-geld-fuer-firmen-und-reiche/

Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz beschleunigt öffentliche Armut

„Mit dem Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz wachse nicht das Steueraufkommen, sondern die öffentliche Armut, kritisierte DGB-Vorstandsmitglied Claus Matecki am Montag in Berlin. Schließlich habe die Steuerschätzung in der vergangenen Woche gezeigt, dass Bund, Länder und Kommunen finanziell nichts zu verschenken haben – weder an Gutverdiener noch an Erben oder Unternehmen. „Mit der weiteren Aushöhlung der finanziellen Basis von Ländern und Kommunen gerät vielmehr die Daseinsvorsorge unter Druck.“…“ DGB-Pressemitteilung vom 09.11.2009 http://www.dgb.de/presse/pressemeldungen/pmdb/pressemeldung_single?pmid=3547

Petition beim Bundestag: Einführung Transaktionssteuer

„Ein ungewöhnliches Bündnis - Justitia et pax, DGB und Attac Deutschland - haben sich zusammengefunden und reichen eine Petion zum Bundestag an zur Einführung der Transaktionssteuer. (…) Das Bündnis "Steuer gegen Armut" setzt sich für die Einführung einer Finanztransaktionssteuer zur Förderung von Entwicklung und Bekämpfung von Armut ein. Zum Kampagnenauftakt am 17. Oktober hat es einen offenen Brief an die Bundesregierung veröffentlicht, unterzeichnet von inzwischen 36 namhaften Organisationen - darunter Adveniat, Ärzte für die Dritte Welt, Attac, die Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax, der DGB, EED, Medico, Misereor, Oxfam, Venro und die Welthungerhilfe…“ Meldung vom 6.11.09 bei Glocalist http://www.glocalist.com/index.php?id=news&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=9035&tx_ttnews[cat]=5&cHash=a4fd52f826

Kampagnenseite http://www.steuer-gegen-armut.org/home.html

Die Online-Petition des Bündnisses "Steuer gegen Armut" kann nach der Freigabe durch den Petitionsausschuss des Bundestages in Kürze im Internet unterzeichnet werden. https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/ und dann das Stichwort: Finanztransaktionssteuer eingeben.

Aus: LabourNet, 10. November 2009


8. Januar 2010

Haushaltspolitischen Blindflug beenden

Zu den steuerpolitischen Debatten innerhalb der Regierungskoalition erklärt der Bundesgeschäftsführer der Partei DIE LINKE, Dietmar Bartsch:

Die Menschen in diesem Land erwarten zu Recht von ihrer Regierung Handlungsfähigkeit - vor allem in Zeiten, in denen die Auswirkungen der Krise am Arbeitsmarkt und anderswo deutlich werden. Stattdessen liefert Schwarz-Gelb dieser Tage ein entwürdigendes Bild an Streit und Zoff. Frau Merkel lässt sich von Westerwelles Klientelpartei regelrecht erpressen. Der wahnwitzige Steuersenkungskurs der FDP trifft auf die Reste haushalts- und steuerpolitischer Vernunft. Würden sich Westerwelle, Brüderle und Co durchsetzen, wäre die endgültige Verabschiedung der finanziell Bessergestellten aus der gesellschaftlichen Solidarität die Folge. Massive Einschnitte ins soziale Netz, verschuldete Kommunen, Altersarmut, verheerende Auswirkungen bei der gesundheitlichen Versorgung – so drastisch sind die Folgen, die in der Konsequenz den sozialen Frieden gefährden. Ich fordere die Kanzlerin auf, den haushaltspolitischen Blindflug ihrer Koalition zu beenden. DIE LINKE fordert, die Kosten der Krise gerecht zu verteilen. Die Verursacher müssen zur Kasse gebeten werden. DIE LINKE will eine Anhebung des Spitzensteuersatzes, eine Millionärssteuer und eine Steuer auf Finanztransaktionen.



EU-Expertengruppen werden von Lobbyisten dominiert - The role of the financial industry in shaping EU regulation

Im Auftrag der Banken. Studie: EU-Expertengruppen werden von Lobbyisten dominiert

„Die notwendige Regulierung der Finanzmärkte kommt nicht voran. Auch weil die EU-Kommission jeden Elan vermissen lässt, den Verursachern der Krise strengere Vorgaben zu machen. Eine nun veröffentlichte Studie zeigt, warum die Kommission so passiv bleibt: Die meisten ihrer Berater kommen von jenen Banken und Konzernen, die für die Finanzkrise mitverantwortlich sind…“ Artikel von Fabian Lambeck im ND vom 10.11.2009 http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/158863.im-auftrag-der-banken.html

Siehe dazu:

Kurzzusammenfassung der Studie auf Deutsch bei LobbyControl (pdf) http://www.lobbycontrol.de/download/CaptiveCommission-Zusammenfassung.pdf

die Studie “A Captive Commission - The role of the financial industry in shaping EU regulation” (pdf) http://www.alter-eu.org/en/system/files/publications/CaptiveCommission.pdf

Aus: LabourNet, 10. November 2009


War funding 2010

by Jeff Lays


[I]t’s a matter of the Obama Administration now leading us down the path of the most expensive year in war funding since President Bush began the so-called ‘Global War on Terror’ (now morphed into the ‘Overseas Contingency Operations’ under President Obama). You read that correctly. War spending in 2010 will exceed $190 billion if indeed the Pentagon seeks — and Congress approves — $50 billion in ‘emergency’ funding. That’s more than the $179 billion spent under President Bush in 2008, the previous high water mark for war spending. War spending in 2010 will also far exceed spending in 2009 (which is about $145 billion)...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


UK surveillance plan to go ahead

BBC News [UK]


The Home Office says it will push ahead with plans to ask communications firms to monitor all internet use. Ministers confirmed their intention despite concerns and opposition from some in the industry. The proposals include asking firms to retain information on how people use social networks such as Facebook. Some 40% of respondents to the Home Office's consultation opposed the plans - but ministers say communication interception needs to be updated...


Big Brother is getting bigger

Liberty For All
by Lady Liberty


In George Orwell’s classic ‘1984,’ Big Brother was the personification of Big Government. He was always there to protect citizens and to steer them in the ‘right’ direction ‘for their own good.’ To maintain the status quo (i.e. government as the ultimate authority), Orwell’s Big Brother did everything from rewriting history and redefining language to engaging in constant prophylactic surveillance of citizens on the streets and in their homes. In the world of ‘1984,’ thorough records were kept on each and every citizen, and paranoia and fear alone ensured that Big Brother’s control was absolute even when his technological eyes might randomly be turned elsewhere...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


90,000 casualties, but who’s counting?

by Kelley B. Vlahos


Veterans Day arrives tomorrow, and with it, the anticipated harvest of heartbreaking anecdotes driving the press coverage and our ever wandering attention back to less desirable realities: the disfigured but persevering hero, the homeless warrior, the unemployable sergeant, the father or son or daughter who came home a stranger and cannot be reached. Usually, there is nothing more powerful than a personal story to pound home the cost of eight years of war overseas, but I think today there is something even more disturbing to bear. It’s the number 90,591...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Looking for a Bailout? Just Call Your Congressman



The Dollar: It's Melting, It's Melting



Is the USA too big to fail?

Is the US Government Too Big To Fail?

Gerald Celente Predictions for 2010

Too Big To Fail?


Bailout Watchdog: Shutting Down TARP to Be Tricky, Government Does Not Have Plan to Address 'Too Big to Fail'



Is the USA too big to fail?

Intellectual Conservative
by Alan Caruba


The United States has gone from the greatest economy the world has ever seen to being a creditor nation whose currency is in danger of being devalued...


How China holds the American economy by the balls

by Scott Thill


America stays afloat selling billions of American dollars and Treasuries to our Chinese sugar daddy to keep our faltering consumer economy alive...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Energiesparlampe in schlechtem Licht

Erschreckend: Alle Spar-Birne fielen bei Test durch

Hamburger Morgenpost

Da es für Energiesparlampen noch keine Grenzwerte gibt, orientierten sich die Tester am sogenannten TCO-Grenzwert für Computer-Monitore. ...



Energiesparlampe in schlechtem Licht

FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Unabhängig von Elektrosmog- und Migräne-Argumenten sorgen sich einige Mediziner wegen der Auswirkungen des Leuchtstofflichts auf den Hormonhaushalt. ...



Wie gefährlich sind die neuen Energiesparlampen?


Die Zahlen sind erschreckend: Energiesparlampen geben bis zu 41-mal so viel elektromagnetische Strahlung (Elektrosmog) ab wie Computer-Monitore! ...



Energiesparlampen-Test: Strahlende Zwischenbilanz

Guter Rat

Der Smog-Grenzwert, der zum Beispiel für Computer-Monitore gilt, wurde um ein Vielfaches überschritten. Als Guter Rat vor zwei Jahren Energiesparlampen ...



Energiesparlampen und Migräne

Bei einigen Migränepatienten können insbesondere Neonlicht und Energiesparlampen Migräneattacken triggern.


Helmut Langenbach
57258 Freudenberg


On Bilderberg 2009



Fast 90 Prozent gegen Privatisierung

Ein Bürgerentscheid in Niederbayern bringt ein überraschendes Ergebnis.

Kommunen suchen Möglichkeiten, Privatisierungen rückgängig zu machen

„Bundesweit gibt es einen Trend zur Rekommunalisierung der Energieversorgung. Dieser Tage diskutierten 120 Kommunalpolitiker aus den neuen Bundesländern über mögliche Kooperationen in diesem Bereich…“ Artikel von Uwe Kraus im ND vom 03.11.2009 http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/158412.rueckholung-des-tafelsilbers.html

Aus: LabourNet, 10. November 2009


Der notwendige Umbau der Spielcasino-Ökonomien

Ohne entscheidende Veränderungen werden weitere deflationäre Bereinigungswellen kommen.



Banken aus dem Casino werfen - Yes, we can

"Obama macht ernst, nur in Deutschland regiert Ackermann", erklärt das Mitglied des Parteivorstands der LINKEN Michael Schlecht anlässlich US-Präsident Obamas Ankündigung, Großbanken zu zerschlagen. Schlecht weiter:

US-Präsident Obama jagt die Banken aus dem Casino. Die Spekulation mit Wertpapieren, Währungen und Immobilien wird verboten. Die Beteiligung an Hedgefonds und Heuschrecken wird Geschichte. Wenn Merkel spricht feiert die Börse, wenn Obama spricht trauert die Wall Street. Obama sagt den Bankern: Wenn diese Leute einen Kampf wollen, dann bin ich dazu bereit. DIE LINKE wird kämpfen, damit die Banker auch in Deutschland haften. Wir werden die Bundeskanzlerin an Obamas Initiative einer Finanzkrisen-Verantwortungsgebühr erinnern - jeden Tag.



Mit fragwürdigen Methoden zurück in die Atomkraft

Erstellten Wissenschaftler im Falle möglicher Altlasten des Atomforschungszentrums GKSS "Gefälligkeitsgutachten"?



Petition gegen die Atomkraft


Is a Redo of Post-9/11 Paranoia the Best We Can Do?

William Fisher, Truthout: "The USA Patriot Act, rushed into law by a panicky US Congress in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, gave law enforcement sweeping new powers, including broad surveillance powers to spy on innocent Americans. But it also stipulated that three of its more controversial provisions should expire at the end of next month unless reapproved by lawmakers. And it appears that reapproval may be about to happen - evidently with a green light from the Obama administration and over strong objections from human rights and civil liberties groups."



Bank Failure Fells Another "Healthy Bank" Bailout Recipient

Jake Bernstein, ProPublica: "San Francisco-based United Commercial Bank has become the first recipient of TARP bailout money to be shut down by the FDIC. Last year, regulators approved a $299 million taxpayer funded injection into the bank. That money, which was supposed to go to only 'healthy banks,' is now gone. The FDIC estimates United Commercial's failure will cost the agency's deposit fund about $1.4 billion."



Massive Defense Spending Leads to Job Loss

Dean Baker, Truthout: "There is a major national ad campaign, funded by the oil industry and other usual suspects, to convince the public that measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and slow global warming will result in massive job loss. This ad campaign warns of slower growth and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, possibly even millions of jobs, if some variation of the current proposals being debated by Congress get passed into law ... However, the oil industry's scare stories about job loss never put it in any context."



Is The Day Of Great Leaders Past?

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Our national leaders (from both parties) seem to be shortsighted opportunists, possessing little regard for their oaths to the US Constitution, the principles of decency, or even plain, old-fashioned common sense. Both major parties in Washington, D.C., offer the American people varying degrees of socialism. Neither party demonstrates even tacit devotion to constitutional government. Federalism and limited government have all but disappeared under the oversight of both Republican and Democratic leaders.........



AIG taps $2.1 bln from US for ILFC share purchase

American International Group Inc (AIG.N) tapped the U.S. government for another $2.1 billion to buy shares of its aircraft leasing arm, International Lease Finance Corp, or ILFC, the insurer said in a regulatory filing on Friday.


U.S. Joblessness May Reach 13 Percent, Rosenberg Says

Rosenberg said the recession, the deepest since the Great Depression, "is truly secular in nature" and said the economy is "in a post-bubble credit collapse."


From Information Clearing House


Soldiers not surprised by Fort Hood massacre

"It's basically that the Army has an awesome way of getting you ready for war," he continued. "It gets you in that mindset to go over there and fight, but whenever you come back, they don't have a way of turning that switch off."


Demonizing Islam: Top US lawmaker sees base attack as 'Islamist extremism'

The chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security committee, Joe Lieberman, on Sunday said that the deadly shooting at Texas' Fort Hood military base was an act of "Islamist extremism."


Fort Hood & the Perversion of Language

"The Shooter Was a Soldier"

By Jason Adams

The inconvenient truth is the deplorable act committed by Major Hasan cannot be a shock because we knew it was coming; in fact, it was foreseeable, unavoidable, and inevitable to a moral certitude. It takes no leap of imagination to understand this act as a predictable outcome of criminal wars of aggression, torture, and indifference to the slaughter and displacement of foreign peoples under the guise of freedom, democracy, and the market.


Fort Hood Shootings a Shocker...

By Ted Rall

American lives are worth a lot. - The lives of foreigners, on the other hand, are pretty much worthless.


Pat Robertson on Ft. Hood: Islam is 'not a religion'

On his 700 Club TV show yesterday, Pat Robertson claimed that Islam is "not a religion," but "a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination".


We Are All War Criminals

By Dahlia Wasfi

If we ask the people who are living the horrors, then maybe what happened at Ft. Hood isn't so shocking at all. What is surprising is that we haven't seen more of the same.


From Information Clearing House


Fort Hood Mystery

Foreign-Policy Blowback at Ft. Hood

Ft. Hood: Official Story Full of Holes

Ft. Hood: Just the Beginning


Call Joe Lieberman’s bluff

The Nation
by Robert Kuttner


Following the horrific shootings at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, Connecticut Senator Lieberman pulled a thread from the right-wing blogosphere and called for a congressional inquiry into whether the incident was an act of ‘terrorism.’ Not domestic terrorism, but full-blown terrorism that is comparable to what is seen in the most unstable of warzones. ‘This was an attack on America troops,’ Lieberman chirped on Fox New Sunday. ‘You’ve got to see it as if 12 American troops were killed in Afghanistan.’ But wait! … Is Lieberman serious about making a comparison between what happened at Fort Hood and what happens in Kabul? Not really...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Fear and Loathing in the Wake of Fort Hood

Raul Benoit, Diario La Prensa (Spanish Translation: Ryan Croken): "It should not come as a surprise to us that a US Army psychiatrist, stationed at a military base where soldiers come and go to fight in irrational and pointless wars, [allegedly] killed 13 people and left 30 others wounded, as happened Thursday, November 5, at Fort Hood, Texas. These wars themselves are insane, and the US military practice of plucking people from Hispanic, African-American, other minority and poor white communities to send them off to fight for 'freedom,' offering them the promise of a 'brighter future,' is abusive, offensive and harmful to the health of this nation and this world."



Ex-UK soldier says colleagues caused Iraqi's death


From Information Clearing House

Profit Not Solutions To Hunger


Corporate investors lead rush for control of poor countries' farmland.

Free Market Flawed, Says Survey

By James Robbins

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC poll has found widespread dissatisfaction with free-market capitalism. n the global poll for the BBC World Service, only 11% of those questioned across 27 countries said that it was working well.



La Via Campesina: Say 'No!' to Corporate Control of Agriculture and Food!


Afghanistan's Sham Army

By Chris Hedges

American military advisers who work with the Afghan National Army, or ANA, speak of poorly trained and unmotivated Afghan soldiers who have little stomach for military discipline and even less for fighting. They describe many ANA units as being filled with brigands who terrorize local populations, exacting payments and engaging in intimidation, rape and theft.


'These People Just Want To Be Left Alone'

By Real News

Sean Smith spent a month embedded with the US Army's 501st Parachute Regiment in June this year. With inadequate vehicles, relations with Afghan security forces at a standstill and the constant threat of IEDs, the soldiers are losing heart for a fight they feel their presence is only prolonging.


Afghanistan: Karzai Rival 'Withdrew Under US Pressure'

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

The United States put pressure on Afghan president Hamid Karzai's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, to withdraw from the country's presidential race and hand victory to Karzai, sources have told Adnkronos International (AKI).


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By Jeff Leys

Instead, it's a matter of the Obama Administration now leading us down the path of the most expensive year in war funding since President Bush began the so-called "Global War on Terror" (now morphed into the "Overseas Contingency Operations" under President Obama).


Karzai Claims Mystery Helicopters Ferrying Taliban to North Afghanistan

While the Western press has been occupied recently with accounts of fraudulent elections in Afghanistan and the alleged role of President Hamid Karzai's brother as a paid CIA agent, a stranger but perhaps more instructive story was playing out in Afghanistan that reveals the rather shallow penetration NATO and Coalition efforts have made in building trust and confidence in that country.


How the US Funds the Taliban

By Aram Roston

"The American soldier in me is repulsed by it," he said in an interview in his office at FOB Shank in Logar Province. "But I know that it is what it is: essentially paying the enemy, saying, 'Hey, don't hassle me.' I don't like it, but it is what it is."


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Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front

Dahr Jamail and Sarah Lazare, TomDispatch.com: "Hidden behind the gates of military bases across the U.S., troops facing AWOL and desertion charges regularly find themselves in the hands of a military that metes out informal, open-ended punishments by forcing them to wait months -- sometimes more than a year -- to face military justice. In the meantime, some of these soldiers are offered a free pass out of this legal limbo as long as they agree to deploy to Afghanistan or Iraq -- even if they have been diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)."



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