Video: Harry Markopolos – “Don’t Trust Your Government”

(SenseonCents) – In an interview on the Today show this morning (video clip after the fold), Harry Markopolos dropped a few bombshells. Harry’s statement that he had purchased a gun and mentally prepared himself to kill Bernie Madoff in self-defense if need be will likely grab the most attention. It shouldn’t. View Video Here

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: Whoops – Palin advocates war with Iran, apparently misreading column

(RawStory) –  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has always tried to portray herself as tough on national security.
On Sunday, however, Palin may have taken it too far. Speaking to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee signaled that she supported war with Iran, referring to a recent online column by conservative Pat Buchanan. Continue reading

Senate must raise debt ceiling above $12T

The Senate must move legislation to raise the federal debt limit beyond $12.1 trillion by mid-October, a move viewed as necessary despite protests about the record levels of red ink. Continue reading

Gestapo Chief Became Top Truman Advisor

According to Wikipedia, Heinrich Mueller, (b. April 29, 1900) Chief of the Gestapo and Adolph Eichmann’s boss, “disappeared in May 1945 and remains the only senior figure of the Nazi regime who was never captured or confirmed to have died.” Continue reading

Government Will Hype Fall Swine Flu Outbreak To Save Obamacare, Warns Armey

Former Congressman and House Majority Leader Dick Armey warns that the government is planning to exploit a hyped swine flu outbreak this fall in order to reinvigorate support behind its failing Obamacare agenda. Continue reading

Congressman: Obama Could Use Pandemic To Declare Martial Law

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun warned attendees of a town hall event Tuesday that the Obama administration was planning to use a pandemic or a natural disaster to implement martial law in the United States. Continue reading

Paul Broun: Obama’s ’socialist elite’ is planning to ‘declare martial law.’

The Athens Banner-Herald reports today that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) told constituents yesterday that he thinks Democratic leaders are planning to declare martial law:

He also spoke of a “socialistic elite” – Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – who might use a pandemic disease or natural disaster as an excuse to declare martial law. Continue reading

Harry Markopolos: CDS Fraud Will Make Madoff Look “Small-Time”

Memo to regulators: be forewarned about frauds in the credit-default swap market. They’ll make Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion fraud “look like small-time.” Continue reading

American Embassies Urged to Stockpile Local Currencies

A top investment advisor, Harry Schultz – who was MarketWatch’s Peter Brimelow pick for financial newsletter of the Year in 2008 – is now claiming:

Some U.S. embassies worldwide are being advised to purchase massive amounts of local currencies; enough to last them a year. Some embassies are being sent enormous amounts of U.S. cash to purchase currencies from those governments, quietly. Continue reading

Boehner: Climate bill a ‘pile of shit’

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday. Continue reading

State Dept. Nominee Says “Guns Kill Civil Society”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale. Continue reading

Bankster “Holiday” Planned for September?

Bob Chapman’s influential International Forecaster is reporting on the possibility of a so-called “bank holiday” planned for late August or early September. According to Chapman’s sources, U.S. embassies around the world are selling dollars and stockpiling money from respective countries where they operate. Continue reading

Top Democrats Complicit In Torture Cover-Up

We now know why top Democrats are protecting Bush administration officials from facing an inquiry into the illegal torture program – because several of them were actually complicit in giving their approval for such methods to be used.

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Senate quietly stripped measure restricting bonuses from bailout legislation

A new revelation in the scandal surrounding AIG’s decision to pay multi-million dollar bonuses to executives — a provision that would have restricted companies receiving federal government bailout aid from paying bonuses was quietly stripped from a bill last month. Continue reading

Economy – Sen. Reid Says Congress Won’t Act Because `No One Knows What to Do’

Congress is unlikely to pass new legislation to overhaul financial regulations this year “because no one knows what to do,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters today. Continue reading