Video: General Steele Raps about Patriotism and Truth in “Amerikkka’s Skemin’”

General Steele is a rapper with a message you normally wouldn’t associate with his genre. His music takes on topics like Bilderberg, war and banker bailouts. Continue reading

General Electric pays $23 million to settle Iraq bribery charges

(RawStory) – US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday.

GE had been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of being part of “a 3.6 million dollar kickback scheme with Iraqi government agencies to win contracts to supply medical equipment and water purification equipment.”

Four subsidiaries of the Connecticut-based company were accused of bribing officials at the Iraqi ministries of health and oil, trading cash, computer equipment and medical supplies to win lucrative contracts. Continue reading

Former Nato Secretary-General Admits Bilderberg Sets Global Policy

(PaulWatson) – Former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes has confounded claims by debunkers that the secret organization which met in Sitges Spain over the last few days does not set policy, admitting during a Belgian radio interview that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the annual conference of power brokers.

In a radio interview reported on by the Belgian news website www.zonnewind.be, Claes told host Koen Fillet that Bilderberg does indeed decide policy for the coming year. Claes would certainly be in a position to know, being a two-time Bilderberg attendee as well as the eighth Secretary General of NATO from 1994 until 1995. Continue reading

Anti-war 9/11 families oppose Holder proposal to modify Miranda

(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

Britain’s Election: Welcome to No Choice Democracy – Finian Cunningham

(GlobalResearch) – British voters go to the polls on Thursday in a general election that promises to be historic – for all the wrong reasons.

Firstly, voter turnout threatens to hit a post-Second World War record low. Over the past six decades, the percentage of eligible Britons casting their vote has steadily fallen from 80-70 per cent to around 60 per cent. With public apathy and antipathy towards the three main political parties – the incumbent Labour government, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats – running at all-time highs, there is a real prospect that the British general election of 2010 will see as many citizens forfeiting their democratic right as those turning out to vote. Continue reading

Economy

(PressTV) – Goldman profited from market crash

A US Senate panel has revealed emails that show Goldman Sachs Group Inc profited massively by engaging in the sale of investments that were structured to fail. Read More Here

(1010Wins) – Hundreds Camp Out in Queens Hoping for Elevator Jobs

Hundreds of job seekers camped out over the weekend at a union office in Queens hoping to be first in line for a chance to apply for an internship in the field of elevator repair. Read More Here

(Sky) – Goldman’s Frankenstein Moment

If the knives were out for Goldman Sachs before today, they’re now hovering perilously close to the Wall Street bank’s throat – and Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, is likely to be paying particularly close interest. Read More Here

(PRNewsWire) – U.S. Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released their Producer Price Index (PPI) report for March 2010 and the latest numbers are shocking. Food prices for the month rose by 2.4%, its sixth consecutive monthly increase and the largest jump in over 26 years. NIA believes that a major breakout in food inflation could be imminent, similar to what is currently being experienced in India. Read More Here

(WSJBlog) – Number of the Week: 103 Months to Clear Housing Inventory

All this means that little can stop banks’ inventory of distressed homes from growing. Too many people owe too much more on their homes than they can afford. For the housing market, that could mean a long-lasting hangover. Read More Here

(Fox) – GM Used Bailout Money to Repay Loan

A top Senate Republican on Thursday accused the Obama administration of misleading taxpayers about General Motors’ loan repayment, saying the struggling auto giant was only able to repay its bailout money by dipping into a separate pot of bailout money. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – For $10 Billion of “Promises” Haiti Surrenders its Sovereignty

It was fitting that the Mar. 31 “International Donors Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti” was held in the Trusteeship Council at the United Nations headquarters in New York. At the event, Haitian President René Préval in effect turned over the keys to Haiti to a consortium of foreign banks and governments, which will decide how (to use the conference’s principal slogan) to “build back better” the country devastated by the Jan. 12 earthquake. Read More Here

(Technocrati) – Thousands Of Teachers To Be Laid Off – What Economic Recovery?

Thousands of teachers are about to lose jobs in many states. To manage massive budget deficits, several layoff notices were sent out to 22,000 teachers in California, 17,000 in Illinois, and 15,000 in New York. The numbers are expected only to increase in the coming months. Read More Here

(RawStory) – E-mails Show Goldman Execs Boasting as Housing Meltdown Unfolded

Goldman Sachs’ top executives were aware that the company made money by playing against the US housing market, according to internal e-mails released Saturday. Read More Here

(OpEdNews) – Profiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks

One of the questions often asked when the subject of CEO pay comes up is, “What could a person such as William McGuire or Lee Raymond (the former CEOs of UnitedHealth and ExxonMobil, respectively) possibly do to justify a $1.7 billion paycheck or a $400 million retirement bonus?” Read More Here

Video: Gullible Nation – More False Hope Continue reading

Kissinger Effectively Gave Go-Ahead for Terrorist Attack on US Soil in 1976

(Infowars) – According to declassified documents released by the National Security Archive today, former secretary of state and longtime Bilderberger Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions that would have prevented one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil before September 11, 2001, from occurring. Continue reading

The ‘ugly’ truth – a general election or the election of a general and what democracy truly is!

(TPUC) – The general election – why are you electing a new general – a general over what you might ask? It is very simple. Maybe you are electing a new general over the legion(s). The truth is you are not electing anyone and it has all been sorted out in advance, because it would never be allowed to be down to just CHANCE!! The election is nothing more than a stage show to make you think you live in a democracy and you think by voting you are taking part. Sorry complete rubbish! Continue reading

Economy

(FoxBusiness) – Video: Ready for Triple-Digit Oil Prices? – View Video Here

(ThinkProgress) – ExxonMobil paid no federal income tax in 2009.

Last week, Forbes magazine published what the top U.S. corporations paid in taxes last year. “Most egregious,” Forbes notes, is General Electric, which “generated $10.3 billion in pretax income, but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.” Big Oil giant Exxon Mobil, which last year reported a record $45.2 billion profit, paid the most taxes of any corporation, but none of it went to the IRS: Read More Here

(Forbes) – What The Top U.S. Companies Pay In Taxes Read More Here

(WND) – America’s future? U.S. cities going bust – Jerome Corsi

In what may be the beginning of an explosion of city insolvency across the U.S., the city of Vallejo, Calif., with a population of 117,000 in the San Francisco Bay area, has filed bankruptcy, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports. Read More Here

(OpEd) – The SCAM behind NAIS – “Our Land: Collateral for the National Debt” – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Special Report:Holy bubble! Churches struck down by foreclosures Read More Here

(WSJ) – Shortfall Awaits California’s Big Pension Funds

A study released Monday by Stanford University estimates that California’s three largest state-operated, public-employee pension funds—the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, California State Teachers’ Retirement System and University of California Retirement System—currently face a total shortfall of more than $500 billion. Read More Here

(MoneyNews) – Report: Panicky Investors Pull Cash Out of Greek Banks

Greek banks are being hit by a wave of redemptions as rich citizens and companies look to move their money to big global banks or offshore as the country’s debt crisis rages, the Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site. Read More Here

(SicSempterTyrannis) – Video: Is the U.S. on its way toward a Debt Disaster? – Video Link Here

(BusinessInsider) – Meet The 26 Members Of George Soros’s Secret Team To Rewrite Economics – Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – What does it mean to be Middle Class in 2010? Beholden to the Banking Elite – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Public sector pension black hole to cost taxpayers an extra £330 a year

Workers will have to pay an extra £330 a year each in tax to help plug the growing black hole in the cost of public sector pensions, business leaders warned last night. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: William Engdahl – US won’t recover for at least 15 years – View Video Here

(LATimes) – L.A. controller warns that city could exhaust general fund next month [Updated]

Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel on Monday said she expects the city’s general fund “will be out of money” by May 5 and that L.A. will likely deplete its reserve funds and be in the red by June 30. Read More Here

Video: Gerald Celente on the Regular Guys Show – April 1, 2010 – Video Link Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Proof that Regulators Knew of and Allowed Debt-Hiding Accounting Tricks Like Lehman’s Repo 105

Regulators like the Fed and SEC have said they didn’t know about Lehman’s use of Repo 105s to hide its mountain of debt. Read More Here

(LegislativeGazette) – Paterson delays school aid for a second time

One day before state school aid was set to be paid to local districts, Gov. David A. Paterson decided that due to a shortfall in the state’s cash flow, the aid will be delayed by up to two months. Read More Here

(TheComingDepression) – FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

“The FDIC is constantly looking at structures where we can get the greatest opportunity to tap into capital that we have not had the success reaching through previous disposition methods,” FDIC spokeswoman Michele Heller said in an e-mailed statement. “We welcome and work with all investors.”

It should be very very obvious that all future money will be in the hands of the globalist elites who will rob and plunder the worlds economies into their privately owned and ruled banks who will dump all of the nations accumilated wealth into their coffers. Gone will be all social security and 401Ks and all pensions as they will take everything that people own and steal it for their own use (like paying interest on loans that can never be repaid). Read More Here

(SFGate) – National debt seen heading for crisis level

Health care may have been the last big bang of the Obama presidency. Read More Here

(OrlandoSentinel) – Foreclosures’ coming wave: Commercial properties – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – More Than 200,000 Could Lose Unemployment Benefits This Week

Thanks to congressional inaction, more than 200,000 laid-off workers could lose access to unemployment benefits this week, and no flood insurance policies will be renewed or issued until Congress returns on April 12 — despite record long-term joblessness and record rainfall. Read More Here

Video: Comex can easily go bankrupt – get physical gold & silver! – Peter Schiff – Video Link Here

(KingWorldNews) – Video: Gerald Celente, Prepare for new-survivalism Continue reading

US Wars On “Terrorism” Were The Essence Of “Violence”

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Attorney General William Ramsey Clark said Friday that the US policy has led to many tragedies including the Palestinian cause. “This tragedy is represented by the unjustified and wrong detention of the Palestinian people by Israel. This issue should be addressed and the prisoners shall be set free. Human Rights should be considered.” Continue reading

Video: NATO Tries to Silence a Truth-Teller in Afghanistan After Killing Pregnant Women

(InformationClearingHouse) – Video Link Here

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(RawStory) – CIA Paper Reveals Plans to Manipulate European Opinion on Afghanistan

‘Out-of-the-box’ CIA think tank proposes concerns over women’s rights, fear of terrorism as ways to boost support for Afghan war Read More Here

An Unaccustomed Truth: American Commander Admits Afghan Atrocities

One can only assume that the regular editors of the New York Times were all out at a party, or left early for a weekend in the Hamptons, or something — but somehow, the paper published a front webpage story that stated — without the usual thousand excuses and extenuations — that American troops are routinely slaughtering Afghan civilians at checkpoints. What’s more, the story unequivocally ties the civilian killings to the “surge” ordered by the noble Nobel Peace laureate, Barack Obama. Read More Here

UN: Unsafe water deadlier than war

(PressTV) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that the rate of people dying from unsafe water exceeds all forms of violence, including war.

More than 155 million people (39 percent) of the population in West and Central Africa do not have access to potable water, the UN children’s agency UNICEF says. Continue reading

2008 Financial Collapse: The Greatest Calamity The World Has Ever Known – Robert Singer

The year is 2010 and to anyone not in denial, the industrialized nations have entered the greatest calamity the world has ever known:

  • 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969, and that’s before the Obama administration announced a planned three-year budget freeze on government discretionary spending. (My Budget 360)
  • 18 Million empty houses in the United States and 39 million Americans who are no longer working or looking for work, and that’s before Federal Reserve finishes rewriting the rules of American “capitalism” as US Housing, the Automobile Industry and the American Dream are dismantled. (The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M., David E. Sanger)

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Iran Starts Mass-Production of Nasr 1 Cruise Missiles

(Fars) – The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of Nasr 1 (Victory 1) cruise missiles on Sunday.
“Nasr 1 missile is a cruise missile capable of destroying 3-ton weighted vessels,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at a ceremony to inaugurate Nasr 1 production line at the defense ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization. Continue reading

Most decorated US Marine General: Purpose of all US wars is billions for insiders’ profits

(Examiner) – Smedley Butler (and here) was the most honored man in Marine Corps history. He wrote and spoke that the purpose of US wars is millions and billions in profits for America’s leading “bankers, industrialists, and speculators.” War is a “racket:” a deception whereby its purpose of blood money from American taxpayers to “insiders” is always disguised as noble and necessary ventures to keep Americans propagandized into paying again and again. Continue reading

America the Beautiful is Turning into America the Barbarian

(WashingtonsBlog) – Even after General Petraeus joined all of the experts saying that torture doesn’t work, decreases national security, and is bad for our country, the Democrats are scrambling to be as pro-torture as the Republicans. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – No common Iran stance between Russia, US

Russia has rejected claims by US officials that Moscow and Washington have a common policy toward Iran concerning its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia rebuffs Israel over tougher sanctions on Iran

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Moscow is against imposing “crippling sanctions” on Iran over its nuclear energy program. Read More Here

(TrueSlant) – Majority of Americans think Iran has The Bomb

A whopping 71 percent of Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Read More Here

(Examiner) – IAEA report: zero evidence of Iran nukes. US Orwellian corporate war media: Iran building nukes?

The good news is corporate media war propaganda is so easy to reveal and crush. Today’s version of CIA Operation Mockingbird, the US Senate Church Committee disclosure of over 400 CIA operatives within US corporate media to propagandize for war policies, is escalating their paper-thin lies of omission and commission to manipulate America into war with Iran. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Russia Raises Prospect of Missiles in Kaliningrad

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov today warned that Russia would not hesitate to deploy Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad if they perceived a threat in Eastern Europe, an apparent reference to the US missile defense plans. Read More Here

(JuanCole) – Top Russian General: An American Attack on Iran would lead to US Collapse

It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Destabilization in the North Caucasus: Georgian President Saakashvili “Ready for New War”? – Read More Here

Child Slavery In Haiti – Stephen Lendman

(Rense) – In November 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, recognizing “that in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special consideration.” Then in May 2000, the General Assembly adopted an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. Continue reading

Economy

(Telegraph) – Anheuser-Busch beer blockade hits brewing

Supplies of Stella Artois, Leffe and Beck’s running low as Belgian unions prepare to ask European workers for support. Read More Here

(DNAIndia) – General Motors to close down Opel’s Antwerp plant

General Motors will close Opel’s manufacturing plant in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, sources said on Wednesday, closing the door firmly on the last remaining hopes for the site’s 2,300 staff. Read More Here

(Yahoo) – GM’s Opel to cut 8,300 jobs across Europe

General Motor Co.’s Opel unit will cut 8,300 jobs across Europe, including 4,000 in Germany, and close a plant in Antwerp, Belgium — casualties of the “tough reality” of a shrinking European auto market. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Many German local authorities nearing bankruptcy

At the start of 2010, a number of local town and district councillors in Germany began to reveal the catastrophic current state of local authority finances. Government budget policies, together with the international financial-industrial crisis, have drastically intensified the economic pressures on many municipal and district authorities. Their level of debt in 2009 climbed to €5 billion, and it is feared that these debts could rise to €50 billion within the next five years. Hitherto unimaginable cutbacks and economy measures will be the result. Read More Here

(CNN) – Air America going dark

Liberal talk radio network Air America is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the company said Thursday. Read More Here

MSM: Iran can be bombed says General Petraeus

(DailyTel) – Gen David Petraeus, head of Central Command or Centcom, did not elaborate on the plans, but said the military has considered the impacts of any action taken there. Continue reading

MSM: Israeli general Brigadier-General Uzi Eilam denies Iran is nuclear threat

(Times) – A general who was once in charge of Israel’s nuclear weapons has claimed that Iran is a “very, very, very long way from building a nuclear capability”. Continue reading

Video: Food Shortages This Year! Want to know why the media is not covering this?

If you read any economic, financial, or political analysis for 2010 that doesnt mention the food shortage looming next year, throw it in the trash, as it is worthless. There is overwhelming, undeniable evidence that the world will run out of food next year. When this happens, the resulting triple digit food inflation will lead panicking central banks around the world to dump their foreign reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food imports, causing the collapse of the dollar, the treasury market, derivative markets, and the global financial system. The US will experience economic disintegration. Continue reading

MSM: US forces in Afghanistan ‘should expect up to 500 casualties a month’

(TimesOnline) – US forces in Afghanistan should brace themselves for up to 500 casualties a month this year, a senior retired American general has warned. Continue reading

Video: Retired U.S. General Promises An Airliner Will Be Downed Within 100 Days

(SteveWatson) – A retired U.S. General has called for strip searches of all muslim men at airports and “threat-based” profiling, declaring that “in the next 30-100 days,” there is “very high probability a US airliner will come down.” Continue reading

The Sabol-Corsi Consultation: FBI General Counsel’s Take

One of the documents Erik found at the National Archives and posted to the 9/11 Document Archive contains additional information about the failure to find alleged Pentagon hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi. The document, a memo of a 9/11 Commission interview of former FBI General Counsel Larry Parkinson drafted by commission staffer Barbara Grewe, concerns aconsultation on August 28, 2001 between Dina Corsi, an FBI headquarters agent, and Sherry Sabol, an attorney at the FBI’s National Security Law Unit. Continue reading

In the Name of a General, his Son, a Spook & the Godmother of Neocons

Once upon a time there was an Afghani general named Abdul Rahim Wardak. He had studied in both US and Egyptian military schools before joining the army in Afghanistan. In the 1980s, a few years after he joined the army, he decided to defect Continue reading

Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with Jundullah

(PressTV) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has confirmed US’ relations with the terrorist group Jundullah, despite the CIA knowing that the group has close links with the al-Qaeda. Continue reading

Distrusting Climate Change Globalism – Campaign for Liberty

This December, leaders of the industrialized world will gather in Copenhagen to frame an international strategy against “climate change” to take the place of Kyoto. Continue reading

Video: Webster Tarpley on Alex Jones Tv – U.S. Attacks Iran Via CIA-Funded Jundullah Terror Group

Alex talks with author, journalist, lecturer and regular guest Webster Tarpley. Webster is the author of Obama – The Postmodern Coup, Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography, and Surviving the Cataclysm: Your Guide Through the Greatest Financial Crisis in Human History Continue reading

Is a Weak Dollar a Strong Sign? Not So Fast!

(C4L) – Readers of George Orwell’s 1984 might recall Big Brother’s claims that “war is peace” or “freedom is slavery.” Orwell was writing a novel, but some of the commentary these days makes me think that elite economists have taken residence in Oceania’s “Ministry of Truth.” Continue reading

Obama Sets Up Killer Drone Raid over Pakistan Despite Civilian Deaths

Since taking office, President Obama has sanctioned at least 41 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) drone strikes in Pakistan that have killed between 326 and 538 people, many of them, critics say, “innocent bystanders, including children,” according to reliable reports. The drone is a remotely controlled, unmanned aircraft. Continue reading

They Can’t Push Us Around Forever

The following is a letter from Tennessee to the other 49 State Legislatures
We send greetings from the Tennessee General Assembly.  On June 23, 2009, House Joint Resolution 108, the State Sovereignty Resolution, was signed by Governor Phil Bredesen.  The Resolution created a committee which has as its charge to: Continue reading

MSM: Iran Warns U.S., U.K. of Retaliation After Attack

(Fox) – The chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused the United States, Britain and Pakistan of having links with the Sunni militants responsible for a homicide bombing that killed five senior Guard commanders and 37 others. Continue reading

Get Tough on 9/11 Crime

Last Friday, I was motivated to take a local action here in California. It is my first action in a campaign I am starting to “Get Tough On 9/11 Crime”. Those words are in the mainstream, and used by our politicians, and now I am adopting them in my quest to focus attention upward, toward those responsible for the events of September 11th. Continue reading

MSM: Iran vows revenge after claiming bomb attack was carried out by Britain

(Telegraph) – A bomb attack on Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard that killed over 40 people including top generals was carried out by terrorists trained by America and Britain in nearby Pakistan, a senior commander said on Monday. Continue reading

Deformed babies in Fallujah

Young women in Fallujah in Iraq are terrified of having children because of the increasing number of babies born grotesquely deformed, with no heads, two heads, a single eye in their foreheads, scaly bodies or missing limbs. Continue reading

10,000 apply for 90 factory jobs

In the latest sign of weakness in Louisville-area employment, about 10,000 people applied over three days for 90 jobs building washing machines at General Electric for about $27,000 per year and hefty benefits. Continue reading

GM to cut 10,500 more jobs by year’s end

General Motors (GM) announced Wednesday that it will lay off 10,500 more workers by January 1 in order to meet the terms of its “restructuring” plan, which was forced on the largest US automaker by the Obama administration’s Auto Task Force in the summer. Continue reading

A Peace Prize Winner’s Resumé

Then there’s the matter of his actual policy and political record. If Obama is such (as many “progressives” seem to need to believe) an “antiwar” candidate, why has he offered so much substantive policy support to the criminal occupation and the broader imperial “war on terror” of which Bush says O.I.F. is a part? Here are some highlights from a summary of Obama’s U.S. Senate voting record recently sent to me by the Creative Youth News Team (CYNT 2007), a progressive African American advocacy organization. Continue reading

Video: Former Lieutenant Colonel Sues Florida Over Forced Vaccination Policy

(ABC) – A former lieutenant colonel who almost died from taking a smallpox shot is suing the state of Florida over a law that allows the government to forcibly vaccinate the public in the event of a pandemic. Continue reading