Report Details U.S. Government’s ‘Disastrous Muslim Outreach’
A new report documents the failures of Muslim outreach conducted by the U.S. government before and after the Sept. 11 attacks, faulting both Republican and Democrat administrations for reaching out to known terrorist funders and leaders.
Published by the Israel-based Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center by Patrick Poole, a counterterrorism consultant and investigative reporter, the 14,000-word exposé details the federal government’s “long-standing policy [...]
From the South Korean and U.S. side, B-2 and B-52 nuclear bomber training sorties, missile defense deployments and ongoing Foal Eagle drills have been detailed to media by military spokespersons in Washington DC and Seoul at unprecedented levels of late.
While the nature of threats made on the Koreas seems to increase by the day, few know what Pyongyang’s over-arching strategy is, how likely it is that a military escalation will take place, or how tensions [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Vice President Joe Biden joined Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, other lawmakers and the parents of a young girl killed in the Sandy Hook massacre at a conference on gun violence Thursday.
The conference was held a few miles from the scene of last year’s Newtown school shootings.
Biden is trying to rally support for the administration’s proposals to curb gun violence, saying there will be a moral price to [...]
ongress is killing medical research. The tragedy is that they don’t want to, but they may do it anyway.
While the ridiculous posturing about the U.S. budget deficit drags on, seemingly without end, biomedical research in the U.S. is crumbling. Congress’s chronic inability to pass a budget, and especially the delays this year, are deeply damaging the core of our entire biomedical research enterprise: the National Institutes of Health.
Outside the beltway, the [...]
It’s about more than guns
The warning signs of a tyrannical takeover of our Constitutional Republic have been flashing red for some time now and are now reaching a fever pitch.
Despite the flashing signs, the clamor of the alarms and the cries of the watchmen, most Americans of this era remain in denial or have been rendered intellectually catatonic by busily chasing immediate gratification in the form of the newest version [...]
Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, made his “fiscal cliff” position clear in a press conference today. “We are not going to do anything,” said Reid.
Reid added, “We are not taking up anything they are working on over there.”
The top Democrat in the Senate was explaining his inaction on the House plan, the proposal put forward by Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Boehner’s plan [...]
THESE are the innocents of America’s Dunblane — each smiling face a heartbreaking plea for the nation to give up its guns.
President Barack Obama last night hinted he is determined to end the lunacy, speaking at a vigil for victims of Friday’s rampage by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut.
He suggested he is considering a radical move to ditch America’s historic right to bear arms in the wake of the Sandy [...]
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France is mired in a stagnating economy. The private sector is under pressure, auto manufacturing is heading into a depression. Unemployment hit a 13-year high of 10.2%, leaving over 3 million people out of work. Youth unemployment of 22.7%, bad as it is, belies the catastrophic jobs situation for young people in ghetto-like enclaves, such as the northern suburbs of Paris. The “solution”—fabricating 150,000 jobs for the young at [...]
Interview with Jim Puplava, by Jeff Clark, Casey Research
Jim Puplava has robust convictions….
The CEO of Financial Sense News Hour, Jim is a man you should listen to carefully if gold factors in your portfolio or if you are thinking about adding gold anytime soon.
In this interview, Jim talks about how the dollar affects gold prices.
He discusses whether we are moving into a phase of deflation or inflation and gives his views on what [...]
Last year, for the first time in our history, literally every Republican on Capitol Hill held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage as part of an easily-avoidable debt-ceiling crisis. The GOP made a series of non-negotiable demands, and said they would crash the economy, on purpose, unless Democrats paid the ransom. It was a move without parallel in the American political tradition.
We’re still coming to terms [...]
Germans were ecstatic when Barack Obama took over the keys to the White House from George W. Bush. Now, though, a new Pew Research Center survey shows that disillusionment with the US president is widespread in Germany and that Obama has not lived up to the high expectations Europeans had of him.
In July 2008, in a speech at the base of the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, before tens [...]
President Barack Obama, defending his economic record after unemployment rose to 8.2 per cent last month, has told Americans that ‘the private sector is doing just fine’.
Speaking at a White House press conference, Obama sought to blame troubles in the European economy, the legacy of President George W. Bush and inaction by Congress for poor economic numbers in the United States.
But then he offered what Republicans immediately seized on as [...]
By Jennifer Mishory, Rory O’Sullivan, Tobin Van Ostern
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More than 7 million students and their families rely on Subsidized Stafford Loans to help pay for college. The loans distributed by the U.S. Department of Education currently hold an interest rate of 3.4 percent. But that rate is set to double if Congress fails to act by July 1, 2012. If that occurs, millions of [...]
The following discussion by a psychologist discusses the stumbling blocks modern man faces in dealing with large scale problems of civilization such as climate change:
Humanity – A Lower Form of Life
We sit at the top of our planetary food chain but, when you’re at the top it’s easy, even natural, to imagine yourself far bigger and greater than you truly are. After a while you might just start thinking that God [...]
The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.
Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.
“If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad [...]
The EU has accused Spain of overstating its 2011 budget deficit thus making it easier to make progress in 2012. Furthermore the EU is upset about delays in austerity measures ahead of regional elections next month.
According to Reuters, EU to punish Spain for deficits, inaction
The European Union is likely to take action against Spain’s newly installed government by May for delaying austerity measures ahead of a regional election next month, [...]
By Polya Lesova
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said in Berlin on Monday that the global economy could slide into a “1930s moment” unless Europe deals with its debt crisis and other economic powerhouses such as the U.S. and China fulfill their responsibilities. “What we must all understand is that this is a defining moment,” Lagarde said at the German Council on Foreign [...]
By Patrick O’Connor, WSJ
It’s hard to find an institution in American life less popular than Congress.
The U.S. Capitol building (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This particular Congress ranks as one of the worst – ever.
In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 42% of those polled judged the first session of the 112th Congress “one of the worst” in the 222-year history of the institution. Another 33% said it was “below average.”
Mayor Bloomberg said by Occupy Wall Street protesters not reporting crimes in Zuccotti Park, they were “allowing the criminal to strike again.” Mayor Bloomberg ripped into Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday for not reporting crimes at Zuccotti Park – calling their inaction “despicable.”
Bloomberg said the demonstrators have a practice of surrounding a troublemaker and then evicting them from the park instead of calling the NYPD.
“If this is in fact [...]
The European Banking Crisis: Assessing the Damage and a Look Ahead
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a two-part series on the European banking crisis.
Special Series (Part 2): Looking Ahead in the European Banking Crisis
Europe: The State of the Banking System
Navigating the Eurozone Crisis
Europe faces a banking crisis it has not wanted to admit even exists.
The formal authority on financial stability, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, [...]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., announced his retirement from Congress this afternoon — and he issued a scathing parting shot at President Obama‘s track record on his way out.
In a statement explaining his decision, Cardoza, a leader of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition, said he was “dismayed” by the administration’s “failure to understand and effectively address the current housing foreclosure crisis.”
“Home foreclosures are destroying communities and crushing our economy, and the Administration’s inaction [...]
A new Anonymous statement to the media regarding a DDOS attack set forth to take place October 10th. DDOS information is annotated.
IRC LINK: irc.project-pm.org #invadewallstreet
(or for NetTalk users, 126.96.36.199)
Greetings, Institutions of the Media.
We are Anonymous.
The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.
It seems that the government and Federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless [...]
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is interviewed by ABC News’ David Muir. (ABC News)
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn’t dispute a Harvard economist’s estimate that each job in the White House’s jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill’s worth.
And he also pointed out, in an interview today with ABC News’ David Muir, that there is no [...]
Speaking on behalf of millions of Americans who’ve grown angry and frustrated over the president’s 32-month ineffective inactivity on the job creation front, President Obama on Thursday told members of Congress they really have to do something about the crummy employment situation — and do it quickly.
Citing the plight of millions of struggling Americans whose wishes for jobs Obama ignored for most of the [...]
Bill Gross of PIMCO appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday” with Tom Keene this afternoon to discuss the impact of the Fed’s asset purchases and the outlook for market reaction to tonight’s speech by President Obama.
Gross said that QE by the Fed “destroyed” credit creation, that he’d like to “see something bold” from Obama and that the markets will be “disappointed” if stimulus is below $300 billion.
Gross on credit [...]
Millions May Lose Power as Irene Carves Destructive Coastal Path (pinecarr)
Millions of homes and businesses are likely to lose power for several days as Hurricane Irene plows up the eastern coast of the U.S., ripping down power lines and flooding underground natural gas and electric equipment.
Hurricane Irene: Questions And Answers (jdargis)
Some people believe taping windows prevents flying shattered glass, but experts say doing so is not [...]
August 24, 2011
The fundamental fires are raging; but the dollar and broader markets will struggle for direction going forward as the possibility of QE3 adoption by the close of the week petrifies the speculative masses. We could already see the influence that this uncertain but very important event has over the markets through the opening session of the new trading week. For the [...]
An Arkansas man is trying to get Microsoft to pay him $500 billion after he tried to amend his Xbox Live contract with the company and was ignored when he asked for legal arbitration.
With a motion filed Monday in federal court in Seattle, gamer David Stebbins is trying to confirm the exorbitant arbitration award from Microsoft. Representing himself, he spends much of his filing explaining [...]
by David Galland of Casey Research
Five Things You Need to Know About the Economy
At any point during the recent negotiations in Washington over the debt, did you seriously think for even a second that the U.S. was about to default?
Of course, in time the U.S. government (along with many others) will default. However, they are highly unlikely to do so by decree or [...]