SPECIAL REPORT: The Story of Obama All in the Company – Part III – Wayne Madsen

(OpinionMaker) – WMR previously reported on the CIA links of President Obama’s mother, father, step-father, grandmother to the CIA. Not much is known about Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, who Obama mistakenly referred to as “his father” in two speeches, one recently to the Disabled American Veterans.

What is officially known about Stanley Armour Dunham is that he served with the 9th Air Force in Britain and France prior to and after the D-Day invasion. After the war, Dunham and his wife, Madelyn and his daughter Stanley Ann — Obama’s mother — moved to Berkeley, California; El Dorado, Kansas; Seattle; and Honolulu. Armour Dunham is said to have worked for a series of furniture stores. Continue reading

Economy

(Vlog) – Video: Peter Schiff – Income Tax vs Consumption Tax – Video Link Here

(RevolutionaryPolitics) – Why Are Silver Sales Soaring?

The U.S. Mint just reported another record, but this time it wasn’t for gold. The Mint sold more Silver Eagles in March and in the first quarter of the year than ever before. A total of 9,023,500 American Silver Eagles were purchased in Q110, the highest amount since the coin debuted in 1986. Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Paulson & Co. not charged in SEC suit against Goldman

Paulson & Co. became enmeshed in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit filed Friday against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. But the hedge-fund giant wasn’t charged. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – California jobless rate swells to 12.6 percent

California’s unemployment rate hit a modern record of 12.6 percent in March, though it rose only a fraction over the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Economic Crisis in the UK: Inflation and Debt Default Bankruptcy – Read More Here

(RealNews) – Video: Can US Dollar Remain World’s Currency? – Video Link Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Housing Crash Update: There’s A World of Pain Ahead – Mike Whitney

The brief period of stabilization in housing appears to be over and the next leg-down has begun. Mortgage rates are edging higher, foreclosures are on the rise, and the government programs that supported the sector, are being phased out. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Goldman Sachs Sued by SEC for Fraud on Mortgage-Backed CDOs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued by U.S. regulators for fraud tied to packaging and selling collateralized debt obligations that contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Read More Here

(WRH) – Vote Fraud and the Bankruptcy of the United States

Note: This article first appeared as a post written by myself(Michael Rivero) at Free Republic in late 2000. I was surprised to learn that it was copied re-posted at dozens of sites around the world. So, it seems only fitting that the article should re-appear here on my own web site. Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – The Great American Bank Heist – On the Day we Reach a Monthly Foreclosure Filing Record Banks Announce Record Profits and the Stock Market is up 80 Percent – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Yet Another Reason To Break Up The Big Banks – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Wamu bankers sang ‘I like big bucks and I cannot lie’ before bank failed – Read More Here

Video: Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke at JEC Hearing April 14, 2010 – View Video Here

(Reuters) – Markets could be derailed again, warns Soros

Railway porter-turned-billionaire financier George Soros delivered a stark warning last night that the financial world is on the wrong track and that we may be hurtling towards an even bigger boom and bust than in the credit crisis. Read More Here

(CommodityOnline) – Silver prices to zoom if manipulation is proved

As the CTFC begins to investigate claims by a whistle blower that the precious metals markets have been manipulated by several large US banks, investors are left to ponder: “What will happen to silver if manipulation is found?” Can you say, payday? Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – March Foreclosures Surge To Absolute Record, At 369,491, 19% Jump from February

RealtyTrac reports the next catalyst that will surely take the Dow to 12,000 by 9:31 am tomorrow. “Foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in March, an increase of nearly 19 percent from the previous month, an increase of nearly 8 percent from March 2009 and the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report in January 2005.” And people were wondering where consumers get all their money from. Read More Here

(USDepartmentofLabor) – Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 484,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 457,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 450,250. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Morgan Stanley Warns Germany May Decide To Secede From EMU

A fantastic overview of all the game theory aspects embedded in the European crisis, from Joachim Fels, head of Euro research at Morgan Stanley.

* Somewhat paradoxically, the show of solidarity for Greece by other euro area members and the ECB raises the risk that the euro will break apart eventually.
* Seceding from the euro area to devalue is very costly and risky. But seceding to revalue and introduce a harder currency is easier. Germany might opt to do so one day.
* The road to such a break-up scenario leads through even more fiscal profligacy and divergence in the euro area, a politicisation of monetary policy, and a weaker currency. Recent events suggest that the trip down this road has started.
Read More Here

(CNBC) – Video: Eric Sprott on the Economy, the Markets, and the PHYS Gold Trust Continue reading

Morgan Stanley Strategist: Head for the Hills!

FLASHBACK – February 2008 –  Bloomberg reported earlier this week that the former chief global stategist for Morgan Stanley is telling people to prepare for the worst. One more time folks, this is no conspiracy theorist. Barton Biggs, MORGAN STANLEY’S FORMER CHIEF GLOBAL STRATEGIST is telling you there is going to be an economic collapse. Continue reading

Bombshell: Goldman Sachs Helped Greece Cover Up Its Huge Debt

NYT is out with a major story by Louise Story, Landon Thomas and Nelson D. Schwartz on how Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other investment banks have helped Greece hide the extent of its debt:

As worries over Greece rattle world markets, records and interviews show that with Wall Street’s help, the nation engaged in a decade-long effort to skirt European debt limits. One deal created by Goldman Sachs helped obscure billions in debt from the budget overseers in Brussels.
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MSM: Paulson Feared Run On The Dollar

(FinancialTimes) – Hank Paulson feared there would be a run on the dollar during the early phase of the financial crisis when global concerns were focused on the US, the former Treasury secretary has told the Financial Times. Continue reading

Video: Civilian Casualties Soar; Key Afghan Metric Headed In Wrong Direction

(HuffingtonPost) – Civilian deaths in Afghanistan climbed in 2009 to their highest number since the fall of the Taliban, the United Nations says in a recent report. Continue reading

The Global Oil Scam: 50 Times Bigger than Madoff

(SeekingAlpha) – $2.5 Trillion – That’s the size of the global oil scam.
It’s a number so large that, to put it in perspective, we will now begin measuring the damage done to the global economy in “Madoff Units” ($50Bn rip-offs). $2.5Tn is 50 times the amount of money that Bernie Madoff scammed from investors in his lifetime, but it is less than the monthly excess price the global population is being manipulated into paying for a barrel of oil.
Where is the outrage? Where are the investigations? Continue reading

The Only Political Party in America: “The Corporate Party” (Part 1)

A growing number of Americans and researchers suggest that many corporations in the U.S. contribute to both Democrats and Republicans, so that no matter who wins the election, corporations can still exert their influence in Washington.  But, does this line of thought have any merit?  As they say, let’s simply “follow the money”. Continue reading

Video: Death of ‘Soul of Capitalism’: Bogle, Faber, Moore

20 reasons America has lost its soul and collapse is inevitable
Jack Bogle published “The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism” four years ago. The battle’s over. The sequel should be titled: “Capitalism Died a Lost Soul.” Worse, we’ve lost “America’s Soul.” And, worldwide, the consequences will be catastrophic. Continue reading

Iran’s Nuclear Threat Is A LIE – John Pilger

Obama’s “showdown” with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war Continue reading

The Economic Recovery is an Illusion

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Debt is Recovery In light of the ever-present and unyieldingly persistent exclamations of ‘an end’ to the recession, a ‘solution’ to the crisis, and a ‘recovery’ of the economy; we must remember that we are being told this by the very same people and institutions which told us, in years past, that there was ‘nothing to worry about,’ that ‘the fundamentals are fine,’ and that there was ‘no danger’ of an economic crisis.

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Classified McChrystal Report: 500,000 Troops Will Be Required Over Five Years in Afghanistan

Embedded in General Stanley McChrystal’s classified assessment of the war in Afghanistan is his conclusion that a successful counterinsurgency strategy will require 500,000 troops over five years. Continue reading

Video: Dr. Stan Monteith on Alex Jones TV – Don’t Take The Vaccine Shot

Alex also discusses the deployment of troops in America, the latest on the flu pandemic and mandatory vaccinations with Dr. Stan Monteith. Continue reading

Let Us Not Become the Evil We Deplore – Amy Goodman

On Sept. 14, 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives considered House Joint Resolution 64, “To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” The wounds of 9/11 were raw, and the lust for vengeance seemed universal. Continue reading

We Can’t Break Up the Giant Banks, Can We? Yes We Can!

In response, defenders of the too-big-to-fails make one or more of the following arguments:
(1) The government does not have the authority to break up the big boys
(2) To break up the banks, the government would have to nationalize them, which would be socialism

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Stiglitz Says MSM: Banking Problems Are Now Bigger Than Pre-Lehman

(Bloomberg) — Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Continue reading

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran

The Obama administration has made Afghanistan the focus of its foreign policy, significantly escalating the war effort there. (Though there is division within the administration regarding the degree of escalation sought. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/us/politics/04military.html) Continue reading

Barracks and Burger King: U.S. Builds a Supersized Base in Afghanistan

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan – Anyone who thinks the Afghanistan troop “surge” is a temporary, one-time deal should watch the construction here of a vast new $17 million barracks building.

It’s not temporary. It’s three stories of concrete. Continue reading

Purloining the People’s Property – Ralph Nader

Every week, Marcia Carroll collects examples of privatization (that is, corporatization of the peoples’ assets). Looking at her website, privatizationwatch.org, will either make you laugh helplessly or make your blood boil. Continue reading

More War, Please – Campaign for Liberty

In “Julius Caesar” Shakespeare’s Brutus counsels “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken on the flood, leads on to fortune.” Shakespeare was describing how powerful men seeking yet more power, blinded by hubris, collectively brought about the destruction of the very republic that they claimed to love. Continue reading

Shocking New Birth Certificate Proof Obama Born In Kenya?

If authenticated, document could create constitutional crisis, reaction could be martial law Continue reading

MSM: Banks Paid $32.6 Billion in Bonuses Amid U.S. Bailout

(Bloomberg) – Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. and seven other U.S. banks paid $32.6 billion in bonuses in 2008 while receiving $175 billion in taxpayer funds, according to a report by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Continue reading

Give Gardasil to Boys too, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Are we having another WTF? moment in world health affairs in which the elite decide how best to make us sick or possibly dead? Continue reading

MSM: Morgan Stanley sets aside 72% of revenue to pay bonuses

(Guardian) – Morgan Stanley is setting aside a huge sum to pay out bonuses despite posting its third consecutive quarterly loss and admitting it is disappointed with key departments. Continue reading

How Politicians and the Media Change Our Minds

(C4L) – Unbeknownst to us, our lives are filled with messages that have a profound effect on our emotions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. These messages can be as obvious as a tornado siren in Kansas or as secretive and stealthy as the viruses and bacteria that invade your biological organs. What is guaranteed is that, for good or evil, the message never ends, and its impact is powerful! Continue reading

NAACP to governor: Declare martial law

(WND) – An NAACP official has demanded the governor of Pennsylvania call out the National Guard, suspend civil liberties and impose martial law to deal with a recent wave of shootings. Continue reading

Pennsylvania chapter of NAACP urges martial law

The Harrisburg Chapter of the NAACP is calling on Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to suspend some civil liberties and impose martial law in the city to halt the wave of recent lawlessness. Continue reading

The Rise of Private Armies — Mercenaries, Murder and Corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan

Journalist Jeremy Scahill warns against the growing power of corporate private armies and the “disintegration of the nation state apparatus.” The following is a transcript from the Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, broadcast on June 5. Continue reading

Treasury Secretary’s Secret Talking Points Reveal That Banks Were Forced to Surrender Ownership Stakes to Government

Last October, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ordered nine banks that the Treasury Department described as “healthy” financial institutions to surrender ownership interests to the government or else face regulatory action that would force them to surrender ownership interests to the government, according to an internal Treasury Department document. Continue reading

MSM: The depression quietly deepens

(Telegraph) – Those of us who still question whether the world has purged its toxins are reduced to the same tiny band of moaning Druids from early 2007, when we shook our heads in disbelief as the carry trade swept Iceland to fresh madness and bankers laughed off sub-prime rot at Bear Stearns. Continue reading

Halliburton & Nigeria’s missing millions

In this exclusive report, we examine how international companies and politicians ran Africa ’s biggest corruption scandal on the back of a $6bn gas export project Continue reading

Film: The Brotherhood of Darkness – Dr. Stanley Monteith

It is impossible to understand the unfolding of world events without the information contained in this video. What was the origin of the Council on Foreign Relations, and what is its relationship to Freemasonry, Theosophy, Socialism and Communism? This video is felt by many researchers to be the best single source of information on the movements working to create a New World Order. No researcher, or seeker for the truth should be without a copy of this highly acclaimed presentation. Continue reading

Squad run by Dick Cheney assassinated Benazir: Hersh

A special death squad assassinated Pakistans former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on the orders of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, claims an American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Continue reading

From My Lai to Bala Baluk – Obama Takes Over Where Bush Left Off

Barack Obama is aggressively stepping up the war in Afghanistan. He’s intensified the cross-border bombing of Pakistan and he is doubling the number of U.S. troops to 68,000 by 2010. He’s also a strong proponent of pilotless drones even though hundreds of civilians have been killed in bombing raid blunders. Continue reading

Banker CEOs Lied to Congress

This article is about how the CEOs of the largest Banks in the world lied to the U.S. Congress about the extent of their equity compensation bonuses. Their deliberate lies were pre-meditated and were intended to deceive the Congress and the viewing public. Continue reading

MSM: Morgan Stanley predicts downturn will be worse than the Depression.

Some bleak predictions from Morgan Stanley this morning including the forecast that UK profits could fall by 60% in the current downturn – a worse performance than the great depression of the 1930s. Continue reading