Video: True free markets are recovery

Deutsche Bank chairman Josef Ackermann said “we will all be losers” if governments clamp down on markets too zealously: “The pendulum might have swung too far,” Ackermann warned. “Consistent and global rules, and a level playing field is absolutely key to the global economy.” Continue reading

Video: California the canary in coalmine of US economy

State Controller John Chiang issued a stern warning Friday about California’s cash reserves, telling legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger they must act on nearly $9 billion in budget cuts the governor is seeking by March — or the state will run out of cash to pay its bills. — Denis C. Theriault Mercury NewsContinue reading

The Audacity of Obama’s State of the Union – Campaign for Liberty

Last night, I suffered through Obama’s speech. I noticed the overarching theme was: in 2010, the administration will finally getting around to all it promised for 2009, as well as a whole other year worth of miracles. Continue reading

MSM: Climate chief was told of false glacier claims before Copenhagen

(Times) – The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt. Continue reading

MSM: US announces $6bn arms sales to Taiwan

(Telegraph) – President Barack Obama’s administration has confirmed that it will approve a $6 billion (£3.4 billion) arm sales package to Taiwan in a move bound to add to tensions with Beijing. Continue reading

The Coming Obama Retirement Trap Has Started!

(LewRockwell) – Dear Concerned American:
I begin with a quote from a politician who believed in an all-powerful central government and in using that power to achieve his vision for a nation. “He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.” ~ Otto von Bismarck, a statesman who created the modern Germany and known as the iron chancellor Read More Here

The Precarious State of Our Union – Peter Schiff

In this week’s much anticipated State of the Union address, President Obama again demonstrated his poor understanding of the fundamental problems that confront our nation. By following the advice of the same people who helped guide our economy to the precipice of total collapse, Obama now threatens to push it over the edge. Continue reading

MSM: Obama aide says Iran may lash out at Israel

(Yahoo) – President Barack Obama’s national security adviser is citing a heightened risk that Iran will respond to growing pressure over its nuclear program by stoking violence against Israel. Continue reading

Video: Generation Kill – Iraq

(2007) – What happens when those who’ve grown up on Hollywood war movies and graphic video games are sent to the frontline?
“It’s the ultimate rush — you’re going into the fight with a good song playing in the background,” states one soldier. This is a war fought by the first playstation generation. As Rolling Stones journalist Evan Wright explains: “One thing about them is they kill very well in Iraq.” Continue reading

MSM: Russia unveils its first stealth fighter jet – the Sukhoi T-50

(TimesOnline) – Russia showed off its first stealth fighter jet yesterday, immediately proclaiming it a challenger to American military dominance of the skies. Continue reading

Video: Judge Napolitano on State of the Union Address – Obama Should Apologize to Supreme Court

(Fox) – Judge Andrew Napolitano gives his take on Obama’s attack of Supreme Court justices during the State of the Union Address when they were sitting right in front of him. Continue reading

MSM: Paulson Says Russia Urged China to Dump Fannie, Freddie Bonds

(Bloomberg) — Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said. Continue reading

MSM: ‘Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama ups spending on nuclear weapons to even more than George Bush’

(DailyMail) – Barack Obama has allocated £4.3billion to spend on maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile – £370million more than what was budgeted by George Bush. Continue reading

MSM: NY pols stunned to learn Obama administration opposes funding for 9/11 health bill

(NYDaily) – The Obama administration stunned New York’s delegation Thursday, dropping the bombshell news that it does not support funding the 9/11 health bill. Read More Here

Video: Bloomberg – Maybe A Secret Banking Cabal Does Run The World After All

In another measure of how what the establishment labels “conspiracy theory” is quickly becoming mainstream, Bloomberg News carries a story today acknowledging that those derided as “crazy” for warning that the world is run by a secret banking cabal have largely been proven right in light of the AIG cover-up. Continue reading

MSM: Senate OKs sanctions on Iran’s fuel suppliers

(Reuters) – The Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would let President Barack Obama impose sanctions on Iran’s gasoline suppliers and penalize some of Tehran’s elites, a move aimed at pressuring Tehran to give up its nuclear program. Continue reading

Official US policy: kill American citizens when President/Fuhrer declares them “terrorist”

(Examiner) – I had previously reported that US citizens are being tortured by our own government when the executive branch says the magic word: “terrorist.” Under the 2006 Military Commissions Act (MCA), such Americans can be detained forever without legal right of habeas corpus. If those Americans are brought to trial rather than detained and tortured at the whim of the tyrants, the US government has created an unconstitutional system of judgment and execution: the President/dictator slurring the American as “terrorist” also says who the judges are to determine guilt with available penalty of execution. These three military tribunal judges are allowed to accept “secret evidence” from the government that is unavailable for the defendant to view or challenge if two other words are said: “national security.” Continue reading

Historian Zinn Said “Largest Lie” Was U.S. “War On Terrorism”

The “largest lie,” wrote historian Howard Zinn who died yesterday at age 87, is that “everything the United States does is to be pardoned because we are engaged in a ‘war on terrorism.’” Continue reading