(RussiaToday) – Mario Ernesto Villanueva Madrid, former governor of the Mexican state that holds Cancun and dozens of other Caribbean beach resorts, has been extradited to New York on charges of accepting bribes from a violent drug cartel that smuggled hundreds of tons of cocaine into the U.S. and then laundering the bribe money through Lehman Brothers. Continue reading
(C-Span) – Video: Ron Paul I Am Very Concerned About What’s Going To Happen!
(Reuters) – U.S. Senate rejects broader Fed audit amendment: May 11
The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment on Tuesday that would have exposed the Federal Reserve to broader scrutiny by Congress, which critics said would extend to monetary policy decisions. Read More Here
(DailyCrux) – Porter Stansberry: The U.S. dollar is about to implode – Read More Here
(DailyMail) – Unions warn of Greek-style riots in Britain against public sector cuts after court victory over capping of redundancies
Militant unions today sent a chilling warning of Greek-style strikes and protests after winning a major legal victory for civil servants made redundant.
The warning raises fears of months of chaos triggered by a furious public sector who refuse to accept painful changes to tackle Britain’s financial crisis. Read More Here
(Reuters) – FOREX-Euro falls as market doubts rescue package
The euro fell on Tuesday as the relief rally unleashed by an emergency aid package to prevent the spread of a euro zone debt crisis dissipated and the focus switched back to structural problems plaguing the bloc. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – The Second Leg of the Great Depression Was Caused by European Defaults
Many Americans know that the Great Depression was started by the bursting of the giant Wall Street bubble of the 1920’s (fueled by the use of bank deposits on speculative gambling, which is why Glass-Steagall was passed) , which in turn caused a run on American banks. Read More Here
Video: Gerald Celente on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show Continue reading
(Examiner) – According to an explosive special report on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s views on the First Amendment right to free speech, in September of 2009 Kagan encouraged the Court to adhere to a new philosophy on the First Amendment that would allow the government to censor posters, pamphlets, and TV and radio content–and the Internet.
In a stunning news report issued today by CNS, the following information was disclosed: Continue reading
(Telegraph) – Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters
After enduring the coldest winter for 30 years, you might have been hoping for some respite from the cold weather. Read More Here
(IceAgeNow) – 120 Record Lows – 7 May 2010
Even more importantly, however, is that many of these records were set
during the past decade – 2001, 2003, 2007.
Breaking a record set during the past ten years shows very clearly that
temperatures are declining.
Rapidly. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – Summer’s just around the corner… but first, brace yourself for snow in May
It might be May but, after the topsy-turvy weather we have seen of late, it was probably inevitable that some snow was on its way.
And it duly arrived yesterday with wintry showers descending on high ground at the Cumbria-County Durham border. Read More Here
(C4L) – The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein (who has not come out either for, or against, an audit of the Fed) raises the same question many of us at Campaign for Liberty had when looking at the Sanders amendment…
The amended version of Audit the Fed passed the Senate 96 to 0 today. A version that was closer to the original — that is to say, it would’ve created a regular audit rather than a one-time audit — lost, 37 to 62. I’m a bit confused by a world in which 96 senators think we need to know what the Fed did in 2008 and 2009 but only 37 think we’ll need to know what the Fed did in 2012 and 2013.
What the Sanders amendment really called for was a mere one-time disclosure of some emergency lending powers used by the Federal Reserve during the most recent fiscal crisis, not an audit. Continue reading
(HealthWyzeReport) – Over the past week, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has discussed the labeling of genetically modified foods at a conference in Quebec, Canada. They decreed that they would make a decision within the year. The question is, what bearing does this have on the United States, or Canada?
There should be no place in the civilized world for a product regulatory committee which is above public questioning and pressure, and whose representatives were never appointed by the people. In fact, the founders of America would be rolling in their graves, if they knew that a superordinate agency had been created that could flippantly bypass the decisions made by the American government, and the people. Continue reading
(CUPE) – Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January this year has been a lucky business break for some. The transnational firm Monsanto is offering the country’s farmers a deadly gift of 475 tonnes of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, along with associated fertiliser and pesticides, which will be handed out free by the WINNER project, with the backing of the US embassy in Haiti. Do Haitians know Monsanto made the “Agent Orange” defoliant sprayed over Vietnam by US planes during the war there, poisoning both US soldiers and Vietnamese civilians? Continue reading
“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have approved a nearly $1 trillion package to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spilling beyond its borders into the rest of the eurozone. Stocks surged in Europe, Asia and the United States Monday after EU leaders agreed to a $960 billion package to contain Greece’s financial troubles. Meanwhile, the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the European Union as a condition of their loan are continuing to exact their toll. Greece’s two main unions have continued to hold protests against the reforms. In a statement, one of the unions said, “The crisis should be paid by…all those who looted public finances.” Last week nearly 100,000 people participated in a mass demonstration and a twenty-four-hour general strike against the austerity measures. Video Link Here
During this live multimedia presentation Seattle firefighter Erik Lawyer and SF Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, will examine the myths surrounding the events at the World Trade Center. Using well-documented forensic evidence, news footage and eyewitness accounts, they seek to correct the public record. Some of the myths they will address:
- Only two towers collapsed that day
- Jet fuel fires melted the structural steel
- The fires were hot enough to weaken the structural steel
- The floors of each building collapsed like “pancakes”
- The government investigations were thorough, complete and followed standard fire investigation procedures
- The government investigators tested for evidence of exotic accelerants and/or explosives
- The third building to collapse completely, WTC 7, suffered significant structural damage from the collapse of the Twin Towers
The presentation will provide a factual rebuttal of these and other myths regarding the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Erik Lawyer is a 14-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department and the founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, an organization with over 100 firefighters calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the WTC buildings.
Richard Gage, AIA, has practiced architecture for over 20 years and is the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization with over 1000 architects and engineers calling for a new 9/11 WTC investigation.
Video Link @ Dprogram.net’s Backup Site Dprogram.info – Click Here
(RawStory) – During an interview Sunday on ABC television’s current affairs talk show This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested creating an exception to so-called Miranda rights established in a 1966 Supreme Court ruling that forbids prosecutors from using statements made by suspects before they have been warned that they have a right to remain silent.
“We’re now dealing with international terrorists,” the attorney general told NBC television. “And I think that we have to think about perhaps modifying the rules that interrogators have and somehow coming up with something that is flexible and is more consistent with the threat that we now face.”
Monday morning, an anti-war organization for survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks along with friends and family members of the victims, blasted the proposal. Continue reading
(RawStory) – Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The suits were filed by thousands family members and others affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. In court papers, they provided evidence that members of the Saudi royal family had channeled millions to al Qaeda prior to the bombings, often in contravention of direct guidance from the United States. Continue reading
(GlobalWarming.org) – The chance that the Senate will pass a comprehensive energy-rationing (a k a climate) bill this year remains close to zero. BP’s big oil spill in the Gulf changes very little.
The global warming movement peaked last June 26 when the House passed the Waxman-Markey bill. When members went home for the Fourth of July, many who voted for it discovered that their constituents were angry and mobilized. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is perfect in every way – perfect that is if you think the role of the highest judicial body in the United States is to ban free speech, indefinitely detain Americans without trial, resurrect command and control socialism, while urinating on everything the Constitution stands for. Continue reading
(MSNBC) – May 10, 2010 Continue reading
(FoxBusiness) – May 10 – The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report Publisher Marc Faber weigh in on the future of the global and U.S. markets. Continue reading
(Fox) – Various segments from Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show May 10th – Topics: Continuing Bush’s Foreign Policy; Drug Bust Gone Awry; Gary Johnson Shrank Government; Dealing with Fiscal Emergencies; Concerns for the Fed with guest Ron Paul – Continue reading
Economist Peter Schiff explains why Greece should have been allowed to default and not been bailed out, which will merely result in its debt being socialized and the people of Europe suffering while the underlying problem remains unchanged. Continue reading
(May 10) – Alex also talks with economist, author, documentary film maker, businessman and former Austin City Council member George Humphrey in-studio. Continue reading
(May 10) – Alex talks about the recent plunge of the Dow and other financial issues with film-maker, broadcaster and former broker and options trader Max Keiser. Max is the host of On the Edge and the financial tabloid the Keiser Report. Keiser formerly hosted The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News. Continue reading
(May 9) – Director Robert Rodriguez new film Machete has created controversy after a promotional trailer released online makes provoking comments about Arizona namely its new immigration laws before depicting a machete-wielding vigilante who leads an uprising and massacre against Texas authorities. The filmmakers called it a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona, inviting viewers into a violent on-screen race war with red-saturated 70s exploitation violence and endless killing.
While some critics have praised this message to Arizona as being most eloquent on the immigration issue, others have become concerned about the message truly sent by a bloody and racially-charged film. Continue reading
(StPetersburgTimes) – Two proposed referendum drives challenging Arizona’s sweeping new law targeting illegal immigration are being abandoned.
One cited not be able to time its petition filings in such a way as to put the law on hold pending a 2012 public vote and the other a belief the law would have been subject to legal protections under Arizona’s Constitution if approved by voters.
The law takes effect July 29 unless implementation is blocked by court injunctions requested under at least three of the four pending legal challenges already filed by a Hispanic clergy group, police officers and other individuals. – Source: Tampa Bay
(OrganicConsumer) – Last September, the Flax Council of Canada (FCC) announced that an unapproved variety of genetically modified flax was detected in food products in Europe. The GM flax variety was identified as FP967 or “Triffid,” which had been developed in Canada, but was never commercialized and has been illegal to grow in Canada since 2001. Since the initial announcement last September, GM flax contamination has been reported in 35 countries. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – When a government panel of experts finds the courage to tell the truth about cancer, it’s an event so rare that it becomes newsworthy. Late last week, a report from the President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) broke ranks with the sick-care cancer establishment and dared to say something that natural health advocates have been warning about for decades: That Americans are “bombarded” with cancer-causing chemicals and radiation, and if we hope to reduce cancer rates, we must eliminate cancer-causing chemicals in foods, medicines, personal care products and our work and home environments. Continue reading
(AntiWar) – Deputy PM: Israel ‘Primed’ for War With Iran
Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and former military chief Moshe Ya’alon today announced that Israel’s air force was “primed” for a war against Iran, and said that the nation also had the capability to attack Gaza, Lebanon, and fight a conventional war against Syria. Read More Here
(AmericanEveryman) – The Fake “Global War on Terror” in a Nutshell
You want to go to war with Afghanistan to run the Trans Afghan Pipeline? Falsely claim the Taliban refused to give up al Qaeda…
You want to go to war with Iraq to get control of oil fields? Falsely claim Saddam is helping fund al Qaeda… Read More Here
(Lataan) – Is The U.s. Preparing to Escalate Their War in Pakistan?
Much Western media attention has been devoted to the Saturday, 1 May, failed bombing attempt in New York’s Times Square. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Clinton: Pakistan Officials ‘Harboring’ Bin Laden
In perhaps the clearest signal yet that tensions between the US and Pakistan are on the rise, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused unnamed parties in Pakistan’s government of harboring al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israeli Hypocrisy: Talking Peace While Preparing for War and Institutionalizing Dire Conditions in Gaza – Read More Here
(TomDispatch) – Afghan Escalation Funding – More War, Fewer Jobs, Poor Excuses – David Swanson
Isn’t it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
Early in 2009, President Barack Obama escalated the war in Afghanistan with 21,000 “combat” troops, 13,000 “support” troops, and at least 5,000 mercenaries, without any serious debate in Congress or the corporate media. The President sent the first 17,000 troops prior to developing any plan for Afghanistan, leaving the impression that escalation was, somehow, an end in itself. Certainly it didn’t accomplish anything else, a conclusion evident in downbeat reports on the Afghan war situation issued this month by both the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon. Read More Here
(SydneyMorningHerald) – Allawi warns of sectarian war
Iyad Allawi, the former prime minister who scored a surprise win in the recent general election, has warned that Iraq risks descending into a new sectarian war. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Times Square Fizzle Non-bombing Provides Excuse to Launch Drones in Pakistan – Read More Here
(Reuters) – U.S. missiles kill at least 24 in Pakistan
U.S. drone aircraft killed at least 24 suspected militants in two attacks on Tuesday in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, a major al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary, Pakistani security officials said. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran says it warned off U.S. plane near manoeuvres
Iran’s military warned off a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft trying to approach Iranian naval manoeuvres, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The incident involving the two old foes happened on Monday, the semi-official news agency quoted the armed forces chief as saying. Read More Here
(FireDogLake) – Video: Afghan Mothers Face Worst Conditions in the World
Each year Save the Children publishes a report for Mother’s Day on the state of women and children in countries around the world. It’s a valuable and sobering view that may surprise many. Norway led in conditions this year, the US comes in at 28th – and Afghanistan is at the very bottom of the list, even compared to other “least developed” nations.
Here are the facts: Video Link & Stats Here
(Antiwar) – Who lied us into war?
The easy answer: George W. Bush. But that’s too easy. It’s highly unlikely the President of the United States got up there and knowingly fibbed about the existence of weapons that would surely not be found. No doubt he fully expected the evidence to turn up, verifying what he and other members of his administration had been saying all along: that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction capable of posing a regional threat. Read More Here
Rats in Wolves Clothing – Narco Nexus May Be Managing Terror War – Gordon Duff
Tens of thousands will die from this harvest of death. Who profits and why is it necessary for chaos to continue for the money to flow? Read More Here
(PressTV) – US, Israel hold war game in Germany
The United States and Israel have staged a joint aerial war game in Germany, using live ammunition in their first such maneuver in the German soil. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US missiles kill 14 in NW Pakistan
Pakistani government has publicly condemned the drone attacks, saying they violate the country’s sovereignty, although there is a wide belief that US uses its Pakistani air bases to launch drone attacks against alleged militant strongholds. Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: Are Drone Strikes Moral? Continue reading
(SkyNews) – Bid To Storm Irish Parliament Foiled
Protesters have clashed with police as they tried to break through the gates of the Irish parliament during a march against bank bailouts. Read More Here
(AmericanThinker) – The Failure of the Unfree Market
What we have here is the failure of the unfree market. That means the failure of Greece. And the other PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain). And Europe. And it means the U.S., too. It even includes the Great Recession. The modern welfare state is collapsing around us. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – New UK Government To Be Infested With Bankers
One in ten new MPs has background in international banking Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – UK Economy May Be Allowed To Crash And Burn Like US Banking Giant
Analysts, Economists: Britain May Become Lehman To Greece’s Bear Stearns Read More Here
(Reuters) – Food-stamp tally nears 40 million, sets record – Read More Here
(FoxNews) – World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes
The World Health Organization is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose billions of dollars in global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online — while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – “Drop Dead Economics”: The Financial Crisis in Greece and the European Union – Michael Hudson
Riddle: How are the Greek rioters like America’s Tea Party movement?
Answer: Both reject government being taken over by the financial oligarchy to shift the tax burden onto labor. Read More Here
(USNews) – U.S. Cancer Costs Double in Two Decades
Study also finds that private insurance pays greater share today Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Tea Party Clueless About U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Bailout Heist
Silence from anti-tax movement on bailouts is deafening – and dangerous Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – The European Bailout: Not a Very Promising Start
Many people have written insightful criticisms of the European bailout. For example, Tyler Durden, Joe Weisenthal and Gregory White point out that the French banks are the real winners of the bailout (but don’t forget JP Morgan).
Ron Paul points out that the Fed opening its swap lines to Europe violated its promise to Congress not to do so. Paul also says the bailout will help lead to the destruction of all fiat paper currencies, ensuring that “gold will rule the roost”. Read More Here
(House.gov) – The Fed Is Using Its Cronies And Lobbyists To Stop Us From Auditing It – Ron Paul
It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the measure to audit the Federal Reserve is coming under continuous fire from the central bank and its cronies. For the first time since the Federal Reserve was created nearly a century ago, they have hired an actual lobbyist to pound the pavement on Capitol Hill. This is a desperate effort to hang on to the privilege of secrecy and lack of accountability they have enjoyed for so long. Last week showed they are getting their money’s worth in the Senate. Read More Here
(WSJ) – Did a Big Bet Help Trigger ‘Black Swan’ Stock Swoon?
Shortly after 2:15 p.m. Eastern time last Thursday, hedge fund Universa Investments LP placed a big bet in the Chicago options trading pits that stocks would continue their sharp declines.
On any other day, this $7.5 million trade for 50,000 options contracts might have briefly hurt stock prices, though not caused much of a ripple. But coming on a day when all varieties of financial markets were deeply unsettled, the trade may have played a key role in the stock-market collapse just 20 minutes later. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Gold rises above $1,220 on euro zone debt fears
Gold hit five-month highs on Tuesday, rising to within $5 of its December record peak as risk aversion returned on doubts over smaller euro zone countries’ ability to cut their deficits despite a $1 trillion aid package. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Gold Is On Fire, As Market Sneers At Euro Bailout
Along with the overall market malaise, the other big warning sign right now is the gold surge. The metal is now nearly $1220/oz. As Stacy Herbert puts it: The gold vigilantes are in a shootout with the ECB and the Fed. Read More Here
(GoldTrends) – Brother Can You Spare a Trillion?
In a nutshell they will buy bonds and will intervene in markets and “do what they have to” in order to avoid a meltdown. This is akin to the USA bailout of 1 Trillion dollars. This will only buy time, but it is all that can be done right now. For the moment the term being touted this Monday morning is “putting a floor on risk assets”. This time they mean stocks and bonds and not commodities. Read More Here
(Goldseek) – Where’s my Government Check
Reading the financial press, I recently noticed that of the 139 million workers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey of workers, 47 percent don’t make enough to file and pay federal taxes beyond any collected social security tax. This means that out of a population of 310 million Americans, only 74 million (about 24 percent) pay federal taxes on April 15th. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – European Banks Now Feverishly Betting Against Euro, As Bailout Fails, Gold Surges – Tyler Durden
Thought experiment: You are the head FX trader at French megabank Croc Monsieur & Cie. (HFT: CMC) For the past 5 years, your bonus has been getting paid primarily in company stock. In the last two weeks you have seen the stock of your firm plunge as the markets have finally realized that those idiots in the Fixed Income desk have loaded up to the gills with PIIGS debt which is now worth 60 cents on the dollar at best. And to top things off, the euro has plunged to multi year lows killing any chance of buying that New York Pied A Terre which seemed so cheap when the EURUSD was 1.50 a few months ago. So what do you do? Well, you short the living daylights out of the EUR, knowing full well that the EU, the IMF and the ECB will not let Europe crash. You sell, you sell on margin and then you sell some more, trying to get EURUSD all they way down to 1.20, to 1.10, even to parity if possible, to make it all that more believable that the end of Europe is coming. Read More Here
If Marijuana Production Were Legal: Projected Tax Revenues, by State
Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana – lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even legalized for medicinal purposes. But, have you ever wondered how large the economics of Marijuana were? Us too. As a result ,have decided to put together this graphic, which illustrates the popularity of marijuana consumption, the federal tax dollars spent to keep marijuana illegal, and the possible tax revenues that could be generated if marijuana production were legalized and taxed like any other agricultural product. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Alex Jones on Greece: It’s Robbery, Not Bailout!
Greece has kick-started talks on implementing its new economic austerity measures despite warnings of new union rallies. The plans will see pensions slashed and the retirement age increased. The measures were a pre-requisite for an international loan to pluck the country from the brink of bankruptcy. But investigative journalist Alex Jones says the bailout is a crime and will only hit tax payers even harder in the pocket.
(Infowars) – Video: Webster Tarpley Predicts End of The EURO on Alex Jones Tv
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