Reid Wants Climate Bill ASAP

(MotherJones) – Does John Kerry have good reason to be so optimistic about a climate bill? The Washington Post reports that he’s getting strong signals that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants a bill ASAP, indicating that senators might be closer to a deal on climate and energy than many people around Washington have assumed. Continue reading

Video: Paul, Bernanke, Waxman and $12 Billion in Cash Squandered

(KurtNimmo) – On February 24, Rep. Ron Paul asked Fed mob boss Ben Bernanke about $12 billion in cash. Paul said “a lot of cash was passed through — and a lot of people suppose it was passed through the Federal Reserve — when there was a provisional government [in Iraq] after the 2003 invasion. That money was not appropriated by the Congress as required by law.” Continue reading

Video: Floor Statement on Assasinations – Ron Paul

(February 24, 2010) – Congressman Paul speaks on the floor about assassinations of Americans by their own government Continue reading

Video: Life’s Easy For Government Workers – Andrew Napolitano & Peter Schiff

(Fox) – Freedom Watch – February 24, 2010

See Also: Ron Paul on Freedom Watch – Winning the Hearts and Votes of Conservatives – Continue reading

Military ready to refuse unlawful war orders? US public: 9 to 1 ratio say govt “unrepresentative”

(Examiner) – What can we conclude when our government tyrants threaten war with Iran because the tyrants refuse to sell Iran 1 gram of medical isotopes worth $75,000, and contrive Iran’s legal production of isotopes for nearly one million human beings’ medical procedures as a cause for war?
There are a few rational conclusions: Continue reading

MSM: Reject sceptics’ attempts to derail global climate deal, UN chief urges

(Guardian) – Ban Ki-moon urges environment ministers to reject attempts by sceptics to undermine negotiations by exaggerating shortcomings in Himalayan glaciers report Continue reading

Video: Farage Attacks Bilderberg EU President As “Quiet Assassin” Of Nation States

(PaulWatson) – Courageous British MEP Nigel Farage savaged Bilderberg member and global governance proponent Herman van Rompuy during a speech in front of the EU parliament, labeling the EU President “the quiet assassin of European nation states,” while van Rompuy sat and squirmed. Continue reading

The Road to Armageddon – Paul Craig Roberts

The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper’s website for the past three days was the “Inside the Beltway” report, “Explosive News,” about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members. Continue reading

Economy

(CNN) – Jobless claims up 12% in past 2 weeks

The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment insurance surged to just below the 500,000 level last week, and have climbed more than 12% over the past two weeks, the government said Thursday. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – The IMF Destroys Iceland and Latvia

The International Monetary Fund operates primarily as a banker bailout machine. They cajole and tempt and confuse and threaten the leaders of governments worldwide to pay off the failed bets of the big bankers using the taxpayer funds of their countries. This has been going on a long time, at least since the early 1980s. Read More Here

(Fox) – New Jobless Claims Jumped to 496,000 as Heavy Snow Caused Rise in Layoffs

In addition, many state agencies in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions that process the claims were closed due to the storms and are now clearing out backlogs, a Labor Department analyst said. Read More Here

(SeekingAlpha) – Something Very Strange Is Happening With Treasuries

There are times in life when one witnesses something so outside the scope of normal experience, that at first you don’t see it. Read More Here

(SydneyMorningHerald) – British lender RBS plans huge bonuses despite losses

Losses at Royal Bank of Scotland narrowed sharply last year, the state-rescued lender said Thursday as it prepared to dish out bonuses reportedly totalling 1.6 billion pounds (1.8 billion euros, 2.4 billion US dollars). Read More Here

(Reuters) – EMU could collapse if one member defaults -Germany

A debt default by one euro zone member could end the single currency union but this is unlikely, the head of the German debt management agency said on Thursday. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Tax officials caught over unpaid fines

There were some embarrassed faces at Bulgaria’s tax office on Thursday after an investigation found more than 400 tax inspectors had failed to pay their traffic fines. Read More Here

World War

(Reuters) – Medvedev objects to “endless” NATO expansion

Russia’s new military doctrine does not identify NATO as its major threat but Moscow is disturbed by the alliance’s “endless enlargement”, President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Thursday. Read More Here

(Xinhuanet) – Russia threatens to react to NATO expansion

Russia will have to respond as it is concerned by NATO’s active eastward expansion and the U.S. plans to deploy elements of a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s top military officer said on Wednesday. Read More Here

(RiaNov) – China could build up nuclear capability to counter U.S. missile shield

China could strengthen its nuclear capability in response to U.S. global missile defense plans, a Russian military expert said on Wednesday.
“At present, China has a very limited nuclear potential, but my recent contacts with Chinese military representatives indicate that if the United States deploys a global missile defense system, in particular in the Far East, China will build up its offensive capability,” said Lt. Gen. Yevgeny Buzhinsky, former department deputy head in the Russian Defense Ministry. Read More Here

(Reuters) – North Korea, as usual, threatens South, U.S. over drill

North Korea threatened to attack South Korean and U.S. forces for scheduled joint military drills in March even as nuclear envoys picked up the pace of work to get stalled disarmament talks back on track. Read More Here

(Reuters) – China’s military warns Washington, denies hacking

China’s military warned the United States on Thursday to “speak and act cautiously” to avoid reigniting tensions between the two powers, denying the People’s Liberation Army played a part in Internet hacking. Read More Here

(Reuters) – U.S. raps Europe for underfunding defense

Europe has demilitarized too much since the end of the Cold War and its underfunded defense budgets are undermining shared security goals, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran launches Saeqeh fighter-bomber squadron

The Iranian military has introduced a new squadron of domestically-manufactured Saeqeh fighter-bombers to the country’s Air Force to strengthen its deterrence power. Read More Here

(YNet) – IDF practices 2-front war

Senior officers complete drill involving war against Hezbollah in north, Hamas in south Read More Here

(PressTV) – US offered Rigi ‘extensive aid’ for Iran attacks

The captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, has confessed that the US administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More Here

Code Pink protester: Blackwater official threatened to kill me

(RawStory) – A Code Pink protester claimed a high-ranking Blackwater official threatened his life during a break of a Senate Armed Services hearing focused on the military contractor’s actions in Afghanistan.

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reported that the threat was made by Johnny Walker, a program manager with one of Blackwater’s subsidiaries. Walker testified at the hearing about the role his company, Paravant, played during its mercenary deployments to the Middle East. Read More Here

Whistleblower site Cryptome.org shut down by Microsoft over leaked surveillance doc (Updated)

(BoingBoing) – John Young and Deborah Natsios’ whistleblower archive Cryptome has long been a thorn in the flesh of US government agencies. But if my memory serves correctly, none of them ever managed to do what Microsoft did today: shut the site down. Continue reading

Economist With Financial Services Committee For Eleven Years, Assisting With Oversight of the Fed, Lends Support to Ron Paul’s Questions

(WashingtonsBlog) – Today, Ron Paul accused the Federal Reserve of having a hand in nefarious plots such as Watergate and arming Saddam Hussein. House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank said that the Committee should look into it. Continue reading

Senate Approves Patriot Act Reauthorization

(MainJustice) – The Senate endorsed by voice vote Wednesday night legislation that would temporarily extend three Patriot Act provisions set to expire at the end of this month. Continue reading

Top Project Censored Story of 2009: U.S. War Machine Kills Over One Million Iraqis

(ProjectCensored) – Over one million Iraqis have met violent deaths as a result of the 2003 invasion, according to a study conducted by the prestigious British polling group, Opinion Research Business (ORB). These numbers suggest that the invasion and occupation of Iraq rivals the mass killings of the last century—the human toll exceeds the 800,000 to 900,000 believed killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and is approaching the number (1.7 million) who died in Cambodia’s infamous “Killing Fields” during the Khmer Rouge era of the 1970s. Continue reading

Wall Street Oligarchy and American Empire

(Infowars) – Citibank’s recent announcement that it may require seven days notice prior to honoring withdrawals is just the latest small brushstroke on a much larger canvas being painted by the banking system and the US government.  The broader picture is shocking for those watching as it comes into view.  Americans must heed Martin Luther King’s warning, “today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake.” Continue reading

Citibank Controversy Puts Dubious FDIC Guarantee Back In The Spotlight

(PaulWatson) – The recent controversy surrounding Citibank’s advisory to its customers reserving the right to impose a 7 day restriction on withdrawals from their accounts is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the fractional reserve banking system and the FDIC’s shaky guarantee that it can insure deposits in the event of a bank run. Continue reading