Dick Cheney sticks nose in KY Senate race to back Rand Paul’s NeoCon opponent

(America20xy) – On Trey Grayson’s campaign site today is a quote from former Vice President Dick Cheney:
“I’m a lifelong conservative, and I can tell the real thing when I see it.  I have looked at the records of both candidates in the race, and it is clear to me that Trey Grayson is right on the issues that matter – both on fiscal responsibility and on national security.”
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The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

(OpEdNews) – If enacted, it will advance what this writer addressed in a December 2007 article titled, “Police State America – A Look Back and Ahead,” covering numerous Bush administration laws, Executive Orders (EOs), National and Homeland Security Presidential Directives, edicts, and various illegal acts targeting designated domestic and foreign adversaries, dissent, civil liberties, human rights, and other democratic freedoms. Continue reading

World War

(ChannelNewsAsia) – Taiwan on alert after South Korean naval ship sinks

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou activated the country’s national security mechanism on Friday after a South Korean naval ship sank in the Yellow Sea, the island’s Central News Agency reported. Read More Here

(AP) – Military on alert as SKorean ship sinks near North

A South Korean naval ship sank near the disputed maritime border with North Korea early Saturday, prompting the South’s military to rush vessels to the site to rescue its sailors and raising fears of an attack by the North. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Korea Tensions Pale Alongside Agenda To Attack Iran

We only go to war with countries who can’t fight back Read More Here

(KoreaHerald) – Possibility Korean Boat Sunk By Own Explosives

A Navy patrol boat with 104 crew members on board sank near the western maritime border with North Korea after an explosion on Friday, the Joint Chief of Staff said. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – What You Need To Know About The U.S. Military In Korea

The United State military has a significant presence in South Korea, designed as a conflict trip wire that would immediately bring the United States into war with North Korea if they act agressively against South Korea. Read More Here

(Itar-Tass) – Russia needs new modern military archive – Medvedev

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that it is necessary to have a new modern military archive. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Leaked e-mail links Merkel to controversial Afghan air strike

An e-mail from Germany’s secret service, leaked to Der Spiegel magazine, suggests the chancellery was informed nine hours after the German-ordered strike on September 4th that 50-100 civilians had been killed. Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Egypt opposition calls for severing ties with Israel

Lawmakers from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, have called on the government to withdraw its ambassador to Israel, amid heightened tensions in the region. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran calls for ‘serious’ action against Israeli plot

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has urged the international community to foil an Israeli plot to change the identity of Jerusalem (al-Quds). Read More Here

(EthiopianReview) – Iran’s nuclear work brings fear of Mideast arms race

As world powers negotiate on how to deal with Iran’s continuing development of its nuclear program, concerns about a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, prompted by Iran’s determination to build nuclear weapons, are mounting. Read More Here

Something Is Rotten in the State of Iceland

(WikiLeaks) – Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations. In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack on my compound there in 2007 is still unattributed) to an unsuccessful mass attack by Chinese computers on our servers in Stockholm, after we published photos of murders in Tibet. In the West this has ranged from the overt, the head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, threatening to prosecute us unless we removed a report on CIA activity in Kosovo, to the covert, to an ambush by a “James Bond” character in a Luxembourg car park, an event that ended with a mere “we think it would be in your interest to…”. Continue reading

‘Has the FBI Infiltrated the Tea Parties?’ – Lew Rockwell

A friend asked me that question yesterday. Of course, I said. We know that Homeland Security considers Ron Paul supporters and other libertarians to be potential terrorists (which is all you need to know about the state’s use of that term). In the 1970s, the FBI had agents at the tiny Libertarian party’s conventions. Now the FBI and other spy agencies are vastly bigger. Continue reading

The Future Will Be Medicated

(InfoWars) – Surfing the net over my cup of coffee, I dug up a mainstream article that painted a grim picture of American mental health. According to USA Today, the number of Americans taking antidepressants in 2005 was 27 million people, or 10% of the entire population of our country – and this was five years ago, before the government looted our economy. The 2005 number doubled from 1996, so I hesitate to imagine what it’s at now. Continue reading

ObamaCare

(EarthLink) – Companies say health care costs hard to swallow

The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits. Read More Here

(DenverPost) – FLASHBACK: Obama Operative Responsible For Breaking Window To Frame Anti-Obamacare Activists

One of two people suspected of shattering 11 windows Tuesday morning at the state Democratic Party headquarters has an arrest record and a history of helping a Democratic political candidate, public records show. Read More Here

(SouthBendTribune) – Senate Republicans target Pell grants in health care law

After nine straight hours of beating back Republican amendments, Senate Democrats hit a temporary snag Thursday in their drive to rush through a package of fixes to the big health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Conyers Cites Imaginary Constitutional Clause in Defense of Obamacare

It is a sad and frightening commentary on the state of the nation. As the video below demonstrates, our elected representatives are clueless about the Constitution, which they are sworn to uphold. Video Link Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: Obamacare “Same Doctor, Same Plan” Promise Is A Bald Faced Lie

President Obama’s promise that Americans would still be able to keep the same doctor and the same plan they were on before the health care bill was passed is already collapsing, with businesses, insurance companies and medical device manufacturers jacking up prices in response to Obamacare, and making it clear that the burden of the raft of new taxes imposed by the legislation will fall on Americans across the income spectrum. Continue reading

Economy

(ZeroHedge) – Video: ECU Group’s Philip Manduca “We Are At A Tipping Point” And The Only Thing That May Save The Euro Is A Collapse Of The US

For once, some actually good insight from a CNBC guest. Philip Manduca, Head of Investment of the ECU Group, discusses Greece and the very severe implications of what the final outcome will look like. “Trichet said the Greeks are crooks, and they’ve been lying about the numbers. There is a deeply embedded corruption within the Eurozone. Combined with the endemic European socialism and there is just no way you are going to get spending cuts and tax raises and maintain a GDP that makes any sense of the percentage aspect of debt to GDP. So the whole show is wrong. This is an intractable situation, this is going to continue on and on. The onle hope for the Eurozone, and the Euro as a currency, is that sameone takes the spotlight soon, and that may be the United States.” Watch the rest as Philip’s perspective is spot on…Not to mention that he sees gold as the only alternative to the fiat bonfire soon to engulf the western world. – Video Link Here

(MarketWatch) – Goldman Sachs’ Hu may join China central bank

Fred Hu, an investment banker with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.  is likely to take up a senior post at China’s central bank after formally stepping down from the Wall Street firm in April, the state-run China Daily said Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Read More Here

(SeattleTimes) – Columbia Center misses mortgage payment

The owner of the Northwest’s tallest building, the 76-story Columbia Center, missed a mortgage payment this month, providing fresh evidence of the troubles facing downtown Seattle office landlords. Read More Here

(WTNH) – Marlin Firearms closing, 265 laid off

Employees at Marlin Firearms in North Haven just got word late Thursday afternoon that they will be losing their jobs in the next 18 months. Read More Here

(MailOnline) – Economic power grab by EU: Plan to control Britain’s economy as Europe bails out Greece

European leaders have launched an audacious bid to create an ‘economic government of the EU’ – even as they were forced to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund for a £20 billion bailout of debt-stricken Greece. Read More Here

(SunSentinel) – Florida unemployment hit record 12.2 percent in February

Florida’s unemployment hit 12.2 percent in February, the highest rate on record, soaring past even the rates recorded in the 1973-1975 recession, the state work force agency said Friday Read More Here

(SJ-R) – State Police plan massive layoffs, HQ closures

The Illinois State Police will lay off more than 460 troopers and close five regional headquarters by this fall, acting State Police director Jonathon Monken said Tuesday. Read More Here

MSM: North Korea ‘torpedoes and sinks’ South Korean navy ship with 104 sailors on board

A massive rescue operation was underway this evening to save the crew of a South Korean navy ship feared to have been hit by a North Korean torpedo.

Several of the 104 crew were reported to have been killed and others are missing from the ship which sunk in waters near Baengnyeong island, close to the disputed maritime border between the two Koreas.

South Korea’s president President Lee Myung-bak convened an emergency meeting of security ministers amid concerns the incident could become the flashpoint to draw the countries closer to renewed conflict. Read More Here