MSM: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet ‘first class’ superhighway

(UKDailyMail) – Technology giants Google and Verizon have today paved the way for a future ‘two-tier’ internet in which companies can pay extra to make sure their services get through.

In a joint statement the two firms called for a new, premium connection which would let internet service providers, such as Virgin, charge more for certain services over faster, higher-quality lines.

But critics have accused Google and Verizon of plotting to carve up the internet to suit big, established firms like themselves. Continue reading

A New Method of Poisoning Us With Radiation: ‘High Efficiency’ Light Bulbs

(HealthWyze) – I have long been known by certain friends and my entire family as that “crazy” guy.  The term was usually meant to describe me as being odd and unusual, rather than insane.  Although, a few of those people may have suspected the latter from time to time.  I’m okay with that, for being ‘normal’ is greatly overrated.  I am considerably smarter than most people, so I have often taken refuge in the fact there there has always been a fine line between genius and insanity.  Crazy like a fox, or crazy like a nut?  I guess it’s entirely a matter of perspective. Continue reading

Economy

(BusinessWeek) – Central banks end US dollar emergency swap lines

The Bank of England said Wednesday that it and other major central banks are ending emergency lending arrangements put in place with the U.S. Federal Reserve in the wake of the global credit crisis, citing improvements in financial markets. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Home Depot to Cut 1,000 U.S. Jobs, Close Test Stores (Update2)

Home Depot Inc., the world’s largest home-improvement retailer, will cut 1,000 U.S. jobs as it shrinks its pool of human-resources and construction workers and closes three test stores. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Pennsylvania Capital Should Weigh Bankruptcy, Controller Says

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the capital of the sixth-largest U.S. state by population, should skip a $2.2 million debt service payment due Feb. 1 and consider bankruptcy, City Controller Dan Miller said. Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – Game Over for the American Middle Class – Inflation Adjusted Wages up 20 Percent in Last 20 Years While Housing Costs are up 56 Percent and Healthcare Costs are up 155 Percent

The struggle for average Americans to keep up is largely becoming an act of will power and force in this current grand recession. Now you wouldn’t think that there is a definite war raging against the middle class if you simply follow the mainstream media but the facts speak to a more distilled and corporatized method of debt slavery. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – The Coming Obama Retirement Trap Has Started!

Mandatory IRAs just proposed by Obama Administration on 1/25/10 is the 1st step in stealth nationalization & forced investment of our retirement benefits to support the treasury debt market! Read the veiled report in Business Week. Read More Here

MSM: Verizon to Cut 13,000 Jobs as Businesses Reduce Lines

(Bloomberg) – Verizon Communications Inc., coping with subscriber losses at its fixed-line phone business, plans to cut about 13,000 jobs at the division this year after posting fourth-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates. Continue reading

MSM: Home equity lines have dried up across U.S.

(MSNBC) – Borrowing on the home for quick cash is a lot harder than it used to be in the United States, and it’s causing headaches for homeowners, banks and the economy. Continue reading

MSM: Between the Lines, an Expansion in Pakistan

(NewYorkTimes) – WASHINGTON — President Obama focused his speech on Afghanistan. He left much unsaid about Pakistan, where the main terrorists he is targeting are located, but where he can send no troops. Continue reading

Post-Bubble Malaise – Mike Whitney

We keep hearing that “The worst is behind us”, but the spin doesn’t square with the facts. Sure the stock market has done well, but scratch the surface and you’ll find that things are not as what they seem. Continue reading

FDIC Insured Institutions have $13.3 Trillion in Assets. 8,195 Banks and 116 Institutions Hold $10.2 Trillion of Those Assets. One out of Four Institutions Unprofitable. 1,000 Banks Will Fail or Merge.

The banking system has taken the country to the financial edge of the greatest recession since the depression.  The enormous number of bad loans floating out in the economy only complicates the unemployment situation.  When we look into the latest banking data, we realize that over 1,000 of current banks will fail or merge with a too big too fail bank.  In fact, the total number will be over 1,000 simply because the “not too big” to fail banks heavily bet on commercial real estate loans that amount to $3 trillion. Continue reading

Cannabis chemicals stop prostate cancer growth

Active chemicals in cannabis have been shown to halt prostate cancer cell growth according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today. Continue reading

Martial Law Under the Cover of Bush Era Quarantine Regulations

It didn’t fly under Bush, but it might under Obama. “The Obama administration is quietly dusting off an effort to impose new federal quarantine regulations, which were vigorously resisted by civil liberties organizations and the airline industry when the rules were first proposed by the Bush administration nearly four years ago,” reports Politico. Continue reading

What’s Good For General Motors – Is Now Good for China

I remember the hullaballoo in January 1953 when GM CEO Charles Wilson, President Eisenhower’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, was popularly quoted as saying that “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” Continue reading

Chemtrails – The Latest Assault on Us

These past two days there has been a dramatic Chemtrail assault around much of New England. Continue reading