(DailyShow) – Well, President Obama can scratch off appearing on The Daily Show anytime soon. Jon Stewart would be like a shark in bloodied water, hungry to devour his prey. Stewart, a mainstream liberal with lots of respect on the left (and even the right), has turned on Obama for failing to match his anti-Bush rhetoric with anti-Bush action in some of the most controversial parts of national security policy.
Stewart reviews some of these similarities with a genuine outrage that doesn’t appear exaggerated for comedic effect. The denial of habeas corpus to terrorist detainees at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; continuing rendition; arresting whistleblowers; reconsidering reading Miranda Rights to suspected terrorists; using “state secrets” to stop lawsuits against the government. Video Link Here
(Business&MediaInstitute) – Washington Post Exposes BP ties to Eco-Groups, Other Media Ignore Controversy
British Petroleum’s (BP) reputation has been marred by the April oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill which is still gushing more than 40 days later. But according to The Washington Post, the reputation of some left-wing environmental groups has also been polluted by the incident. Read More Here
(NYDaily) – Sickness, lawsuits surge as BP workers fall ill while cleaning up Gulf oil spill
They were hired to help save the gulf. Now sick fishermen say they need saving.
Workers hired by the oil giant BP as cleanup help have been hospitalized in increasing numbers with high blood pressure, nausea and pounding headaches. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Physics professor: Oil leak could last for years
If this seventh attempt fails, the next option will be to wait on one of two relief wells to intercept and block the original well. This is considered the best hope for permanently stopping the flow, but those wells won’t be in place until August at the soonest. Some predict that it could take until Christmas.
But Kaku thinks that even those predictions could be too optimistic. Read More Here
(MikeRuppert) – DEEPWATER HORIZON WILL BE THE END OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Obama Administration today opened a criminal investigation into all the events before, during and since the April 20th explosion that triggered the largest environmental catastrophe in human history. (If it’s not now, it will be.) — This investigation is going to end badly for everybody. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Video: Stewart to Obama – ‘Get back to the motherf**king spill’
President Barack Obama finally made it to the Gulf coast to see effects of the BP oil leak Friday but that wasn’t soon enough for Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host returned from a two-week vacation and blasted the president and the oil company for failing to plug the leak while he was away. View More Here
(Fungi) – PAUL STAMETS’ STATEMENT ON MYCOREMEDIATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO OIL SPILLS
While we will need a wide array of efforts to address this complex problem, mycoremediation is a valuable component in our toolset of solutions. Mycoremediation has demonstrated positive results, verified by scientists in many countries. However, there is more oil spilled than there is currently mycelium available. Much more mycelium is needed and, fortunately, we know how to generate it.
Here is what we know about mycoremediation, based on tests conducted by myself, my colleagues and other researchers who have published their results. (See attached references.) Read More Here
(TedTalks) – Video: Paul Stamets – 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium — and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. Continue reading
(StewartRhodes) – We know that wholesale gun confiscation happened during Hurricane Katrina. We watched the Chief of Police of New Orleans declare on national television that “no one [no private citizen] will be able to be armed, we’re going to take all the weapons.” We watched an old lady being tackled in her own kitchen and disarmed. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Mitch McConnell pointed out that Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan once argued that the government should have the power to ban books and censor political pamphlets, as yet more alarming information on Kagan’s hostility towards the First Amendment comes to light.
During the Citizens United vs. FEC case, Kagan’s office was asked by Chief Justice John Roberts if the government could ban publications it they were paid for by a corporation or labor union.
“If it’s a 500-page book, and at the end it says, ‘and so vote for x,’ the government could ban that?” Roberts asked, to which Kagan’s deputy, Malcolm L. Stewart, said the government could censor such information.
(May 4) – Alex also welcomes back to the show Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters sworn to uphold the Constitution. Continue reading
(RawStory) – PART 1 OF 2: Darling of right-leaning pundits attacks promoters, says Glenn Beck ‘was kissing Bush’s booty and now he’s counting his change’
In a time of crisis, who can the people trust? Their political leadership, or fellow citizens?
Concerned the answer to that question might be turning into “neither,” Yale-educated ex-soldier and former Ron Paul organizer Stewart Rhodes hatched an idea that’s grown beyond his wildest imagination. Continue reading
(Reuters) – SEC order helps maintain AIG bailout mystery – Read More Here
(OpenSecrets) – Hedge Fund Manager in Goldman Sachs Fraud Case is a Major Donor to Both Democrats and Republicans
A New York investor named John A. Paulson is at the heart of the fraud lawsuit filed today by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Goldman Sachs. Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Video: Rep. King – ‘I’m For Abolishing the IRS and the Fed. I. Tax
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he supports “abolishing” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the federal income tax code. He made his remarks at a pre-tax-day event on Capitol Hill with other Republicans and several conservative activists. Video Link Here
(BBC) – IMF proposes two big new bank taxes to fund bail-outs – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Goldman Sachs Fraud Charge – Bonuses for Buttons – View Video Here
(Telegraph) – New speed cameras trap motorists from space
A new type of speed cameras which can use satellites to measure average speed over long distances are being tested in Britain. Read More Here
(WashingtonExaminer) – Is Goldman Obama’s Enron? No, it’s worse
Campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs employees to President Obama are nearly seven times as much as President Bush received from Enron workers, according to numbers on OpenSecrets.org. Read More Here
(AUNews) – Europes air industry at risk of implosion, warns Emirates boss Tim Clark
EUROPE’S aviation industry could face an “implosion” if the volcanic ash cloud grounds flights indefinitely, the president of Emirates airline warned. Read More Here
(CMNNews) – Tier 5 Unemployment Benefits Extension 2010 – A Desired Lifeline for Long Term Unemployed
The Tier 5 benefits extension has yet to be passed, as a political game of back and forth in Washington has ensued. Not only are citizens concerned about the future of their families during this tough time, but many are at the end of their ropes. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – IMF Says Government Debt Poses Biggest Risk to Growth
The International Monetary Fund cautioned that rising government debt has replaced financial industry stress as the biggest threat to the global economy and cut its estimate for asset writedowns by 19 percent. Read More Here
(DailyCaller) – Regulatory reform debate obscures key fact: Everybody’s getting money from Wall Street
In the often-confusing debate on financial regulatory reform, there are many assertions and accusations but few facts. Yet here are two: Washington is awash in Wall Street money, and both Republicans and Democrats are recipients. Read More Here
(DailyMarkets) – Is America’s Economic Recovery On The Whole Based On A Rotten Sham?
The economic “recovery” we are now witnessing is based on theft, greed and deceit. It’s a giant rip-off, a rotten sham. In this sleazy imitation of a free market economy, liars, cheats and deadbeats are the ones getting rewarded. Read More Here
(RevoltofthePlebs) – Goldman Sachs Eats Its Young
This should be a lesson to all those young, aggressive, upwardly mobile Wall Street wannabes who think they are somehow going to fast track their way into the stratosphere of high finance. Read More Here
(Reuters) – US will act if China does not revalue yuan-lawmaker
A U.S. House of Representatives committee chairman on Monday warned the United States will take action if China does not begin steps in coming months to raise the value of its currency. Read More Here
(BusinessWeek) – Obama’s Former White House Counsel Craig Advising Goldman Sachs
Gregory Craig, President Barack Obama’s former White House counsel, is working as an adviser to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a spokesman for the New York-based company said. Read More Here
(HumanEvents) – Obama Now Pushing Sneaky Wall Street Bailout
Fresh off his successful (for now) effort to ram through an unpopular healthcare “reform” law, President Barack Obama is now fighting for legislation on Capitol Hill that would set up a permanent fund to bail out companies in the financial sector. Read More Here
(Examiner) – Obama repaying his masters at Goldman Sachs
President Obama is sponsoring a bill by the Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd(D-CT) that would reward the Financial Firm Goldman Sachs with up to Billions of Dollars. The bill implements a $50 billion resolution fund to the firms creditors through fees that would come from banks and other businesses, which the bill calls a “nonbank financial company.” Critics are calling it a “backdoor bailouts” to Goldman Sachs who was already payed $12.9 billion in tax dollars through the bailout of AIG. Read More Here
(InternationalForecaster) – Decline in Bank Lending: Business Investment in America is almost at a Standstill – Bob Chapman
One of the reasons for less bank lending is the almost non-existent market for securitized bonds. Investors have so many bad loans on their books that they refuse to commit to further risky investments. This means banks are forced to hold this toxic paper on their books and that inhibits them from lending at higher levels. If the Fed had not purchased $1.7 trillion of this toxic junk many banks would currently be in bankruptcy. Thus, there still are trillions in these bad loans on the books of many financial institutions and they cannot be sold and they are clogging up the system, and there is no end in sight for the problem. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Goldman Sachs and the Mega Banks: Too Big To Obey The Law – Read More Here
(DailyShow) – Video: These F@#king Guys – Goldman Sachs – John Stewart – View Video Here
(OpenSecrets) – Will Obama Return $994,795 In Goldman Sachs Campaign Contributions?
This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates. Read More Here
(Politico) – Sherman: Dodd Bill Contains Unlimited Bailout Authority Read More Here
(MarketOracle) – America’s Economic Recovery Is a Rotten Sham
More evidence has arisen that the “strategic default” consumer spending thesis is correct – and that the economic recovery on the whole is based on a rotten sham. Read More Here
(WND) – Next bubble: $600 trillion?
Cities, states, universities could sink from monster derivatives meltdown Read More Here
Editor’s note: Defending the Constitution is characterized as a “surge of hate.”
Stewart Rhodes does not seem like an extremist. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former U.S. Army paratrooper and congressional staffer. He is not at all secretive. In February he was sitting at a table at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at a fancy downtown hotel in Washington, handing out fliers and selling T shirts for his organization, the Oath Keepers. Rhodes says he has 6,000 dues-paying members, active and retired police and military, who promise never to take orders to disarm U.S. citizens or herd them into concentration camps. Rhodes told a NEWSWEEK reporter, “We’re not a militia.” Oath Keepers do not run around the woods on the weekend shooting weapons or threatening the violent overthrow of the government. Their oath is to uphold the Constitution and defend the American people from dictatorship. Continue reading
(March 8, 2010) – There are so many people John Oliver wants to thank for the success of the Iraq invasion Video Link Here
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution Continue reading
Wall Street responds to President Obama’s threat, and George W. Bush takes credit for the economic recovery. View Video Here
A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. The study was carried out by Dr Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London together with scientists from Tongde Hospital Zhejiang Province. Continue reading
(CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. Continue reading
(CNET) – The denial-of-service attacks launched on Web sites in South Korea and the United States earlier this month appear to have come from a master server in the United Kingdom, according to security researchers in Vietnam. Continue reading
The Council on Foreign Relations, often described as the “real state department”, has launched an initiative to promote and implement a system of effective world governance. Continue reading