Saturday, November 08, 2008
All criminal prosecution is for the purpose for raising revenue for the United States. Now you’ll have a better understanding of why people are in jail, why they are in prison, why they are on probation and why they are charged with everything from jaywalking on up through murder one.
An American soldier who dies in Afghanistan and Iraq probably carries a $10 million life insurance on him carried by the government. After all, every soldier, marine, or air force person is an asset to the United States. They have a huge investment in that particular soldier and his activity and it can explain why it is that the US is not so anxious to withdraw its troops from that area. It’s a money making activity and they don’t want to talk about the fact that they are making money on death and that they are making money from the incarceration and imprisonment of many otherwise good hearted people who have not necessarily committed otherwise serious crimes.
They have a rule called the 144 holder. The rule is that they can’t sell private investment securities that are not registered. The rule prohibits them from selling the prison bonds. They have to wait 6 months before they can sell a certain quantity of private securities without being registered, selling them as private securities.
Basically there are 8 people on the board of directors of CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) The top holders are Joseph E. Russell and John M. Ferguson. Russell owns 64,000 shares of CCA stock, which is worth about $70 million. Ferguson owns 34,000 shares valued at about $37 million.
Fidelity Management and Research is the top stock holder, the top investment firm that is selling the bonds as investment securities. They pool them and sell them as mortgage backed securities. Also when they pool them, they sell them as mutual funds on the stock market. By “pooling” we mean the securities on the inmates.
And don't think it is any different here in the UK!!!!
After spending this morning bewildered by the unusual hoax, pupils from Stag Lane School in Collier Drive, quizzed police officers brought on to the site during a press conference to make the event seem more realistic. Forensic examiners had earlier analyzed an 'alien claw' they had 'found' on the site.
The aim of the day was to stimulate the children's minds and help develop their story writing skills.
After lunch the pupils were informed by the school's headteacher Elena Evans that it was all a stunt.
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1. 1620: Lie Number One, The Pilgrims
2. 1763-1783: Lie Number Two, The American Revolution
3. 1783-1799: Lie Number Three, The Miracle of Democracy
4. 1800-1849: Thirty Five Invasions And A Genocide
5. 1850-1859: Invasions, Racism, Slavery and Ethnic Cleansing
6. 1860-1864: The Civil War, But First, Let's Kill Some Indians And Get Rid of the Jews
7. 1865-1869: The Final Solution To The Indian Problem And The Invasions Keep On Coming
8. 1870-1884: More Invasions, More Racism, More Ethnic Cleansing. Happy 100th Birthday America.
9. 1885-1894: The U.S. Steals Hawaii, Four Thousand Lynchings, Shooting Workers in the Streets and Planning For a Splendid Little War
10. 1895-1899: The Spanish-American War, A Sordid Little War
11. 1900-1904: The Philippines, A Full Dress Rehearsal For Iraq
12. 1905-1909: Treacherous Muslims and Ze Quest For Ze Master Race
13. 1910-1912: Invasions, Apartheid, Lynchings, Censorship And The Quest For The Master Race But No Conspiracies
14. 1913-1914: Destroying Democracy in Mexico and the Federal Reserve Scam
15. 1915-1916: Dangerous Singers, Lynching Jews and Blacks Speaking French!
16. 1917-1918: The Great War's A Wrap And Now We Set The Stage For Old Adolf Plus The Miracle Of Free Speech
17. 1919-1920: A Summer Of Blood, Lynching Will Brown And J. Edna Hoover Takes The Stage
18. 1921-1922: Setting Up The Hitler Project, Giving Away The Nation's Oil, Mass Murdering Black Americans And Poisoning All Americans
19. 1923-1924: Destroying Rosewood, Racial Purity In Virginia And Prescott Bush And The Boys Get Old Adolf Started
20. 1925-1926: Legislated Ignorance, Dupont's Supermen, Hoover In Drag And Murdering Nicaraguans
21. 1927-1928: Sterilizing Americans, Slaughtering Miners, Making Your Boyfriend FBI Assistant Director, Invading China And Dive Bombing Nicaraguans
22. 1929-1930: The Crash of '29--A Federal Reserve Production, Racist Pseudoscience, Murdering Workers (Again) And The Dulles Brothers Help Old Adolf
23. 1931-1932: Admiring Mussolini, The Depression Ain't So Bad For Some, Murdering U.S. Veterans And Killing Puerto Ricans And Black People For Science
24. 1933-1934: The Dust Bowl, Gangsters In Pinstripe Suits, Pimping For Hitler, The Merchants of Death And An All-American Coup
25. 1935-ongoing: Arming The Nazis, Gangsters For Capitalism, Hanging Out With Hitler, Blackmailing Hoover And Truth, Justice Or The American Way
And for a nice list of wars and conflicts the US has been in involved in, visit here (there may be some that he missed).
When the President approached Bahar to shake his hand, the student refused, stating QUOTE "I will not shake hands with a murderer of children."
Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said that he could envision a situation in which Mr Bush and Mr Blair found themselves in the dock.
People across Africa stayed up all night or woke before dawn to watch U.S. history being made, while the president of Kenya — where Obama's father was born — declared a public holiday.
In Indonesia, where Obama lived as child, hundreds of students at his former elementary school erupted in cheers when he was declared winner and poured into the courtyard where they hugged each other, danced in the rain and chanted "Obama! Obama!"
Although his office denies that he was part of the official party, it is probably no coincidence that he happened to be in the same part of the world at the right time. That is how the Rothschilds have worked for centuries: quietly, without fuss, behind the scenes.“We have had 250 years or so of family involvement in the finance business,” says Baron Rothschild. “We provide advice on both sides of the balance sheet, and we do it globally.”
Friday, November 07, 2008
The cards will be available for all from 2012 but she said: "I regularly have people coming up to me and saying they don't want to wait that long."
The home secretary made the claim as she unveiled revised ID scheme plans.
Opposition parties say they would scrap the ID card scheme. The Tories call it a "complete waste of money". The Lib Dems call it a "laminated poll tax".
They accused Ms Smith of backtracking on plans to issue ID cards in 2009 for all airside workers, by announcing they would pilot them at just two airports.
The first biometric cards are being issued to students from outside the EU and marriage visa holders this month, and it had been planned to make them compulsory for all 200,000 airside workers from 2009.
Collection companies and councils are running out of space to store paper, plastic bottles and steel cans because prices are so low that the materials cannot be shifted. Collections of mixed plastics, mixed paper and steel reached record levels in the summer but the “bottom fell out of the market” and they are now worthless. The plunge in prices was caused by a sudden fall in demand for recycled materials, especially from China, as manufacturers reduced their output in line with the global economc downturn.
The job of taking fingerprints and other biometric data is being outsourced to private firms, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith confirmed yesterday. She said this would save the Government £1billion.
But there was indignation after it was disclosed that the private firms will send the bill for the work undertaken not to the Government but to individual applicants.
That's right folks YOU are going to have to pay £60 for the honour of letting your government Spy on you!!!
The proposal would see successful defendants lose their century-old right to claim back their costs.
A change in the law would affect many of the 1.7million drivers a year who take their cases to court.
It costs around £1,500 to fight charges of speeding, illegal parking and other motoring offences.
Motoring groups and lawyers said the proposal was a breach of fundamental legal principles.
Edmund King, president of the AA, said: 'This is against the common law and against the common man. If you prove your innocence you shouldn't have to pay for it.'
Ian Kelcey, head of the Law Society's criminal law committee, called the scheme a disgrace.
He added: 'This means that an awful lot of people will not be able to get a fair trial. They will not be able to get a proper defence.'
The books will be inscribed with the words, 'This book was a warning, not ablueprint', and will arrive at Parliament on or before November 5th -- adate of well known historical significance for that building.
FOR YEARS David Bellamy was one of the best known faces on TV.
A respected botanist and the author of 35 books, he had presented around 400 programmes over the years and was appreciated by audiences for his boundless enthusiasm.
The super-fast charged particles that stream away from the Sun pose a significant threat to any long-duration mission, such as to the Moon or Mars.
But the research team says a spaceship equipped with a magnetic field generator could protect its occupants.
Lab tests are reported in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
The approach mimics the protective field that envelops the Earth, known as the magnetosphere.
I know this is in the USA, but don't expect it to be better than this in Europe!!
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a final go ahead to the creation of a Jerusalem museum dedicated to tolerance and coexistence, rejecting appeals by Muslims who object to construction because the site covers part of an ancient Muslim cemetery.
A court statement said judges ruled that since no objections had been lodged in 1960 when the city put a parking lot over a small section of the graveyard they would not block construction of the museum on that same site now.
How in your face is that. A museum dedicated to tolerence and coexistance situated on the very place it would cause most damage to coexistance and tolerance!!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Labour Euro MPs defied Gordon Brown and backed the move to end our special deal on the issue.
The vote horrified business leaders, who say scrapping the right to work more than 48 hours a week would deal a devastating blow to Britain's economy just as it enters a recession.
All part of the plan !!
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is placing the private sector in charge of gathering the biometric details of anyone who applies for a passport or the controversial new cards.
People will have all ten fingerprints and their face scanned.
The hugely sensitive biometric data will then be passed on to the Government's Identity and Passport Service for inclusion on the new National Identity Register.
International Human Rights Observers (HROs) accompanying several fishing boats off the coast of Gaza approximately 8 nautical miles from shore reported that the Israeli navy constantly shot live ammunition extremely close to the boats, damaging many of the fishing nets in the process.
The international HROs also reported the use of a high-powered water cannon that was continuously used against the boats. Not only does this water cannon regularly damages the fishing boats themselves, the HROs have reported that recently the water has contained a foul smelling chemical substance. It is assumed that this substance is the same that has been frequently used by Israeli forces against the non- violent protests against the construction of the annexation barrier in the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin. The substance have however been taken for separate chemical analysis.
They could pat themselves on the back, for starters, with the assassination of Khalid Habib, Al-Qaeda's deputy chief of operations. According to Pakistani officials, he was killed on October 16 by a Predator strike in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan. Habib, reckoned by some to be the No. 4 leader in Al-Qaeda, was involved in recruiting operatives for future terror attacks against the United States.
The successful hit on Habib attests to the growing cooperation - in secret - between the US and Pakistan in the high-stakes war along the Afghanistan border, which US intelligence officials regard as the crucial front in the war on terrorism.
Let`s now have a look at the photos that you may not be able to see anywhere else in the world.
If Emanuel accepts, he would return to the White House where he served as a political and policy adviser to President Clinton.
This Czech base would be linked to another in neighbouring Poland, designed to house ten interceptor missiles as part of the same shield. Forty more missiles are being sited at Fort Greeley in Alaska, and yet more at the Ronald Reagan missile base in California.
On top of this deployment, it is proposed to settle another one hundred and thirty interceptor rockets on naval vessels. Ultimately, the United States Department of Defense plans to incorporate space-based, laser, and high altitude elements to this shield, in line with their military doctrine of full-spectrum dominance.
Now some might say… “Visible, this is a great and historic moment. Let the people have their hopes and dreams for their brief hour of life.” If they were to say that, I would complement them on the elegance of their sentence structure first and then I would say, “Yes… I intend to give Obama a honeymoon period right up to the moment when I see if he uses the inaugural address I wrote for him.”
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
An Israeli police spokesman said the rockets landed in southern Israel, causing no damage or injuries.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks, the first such announcement by the Islamist group since an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel went into effect on June 19.
Palestinian officials said they had been informed by Israel that all commercial border crossings with the Gaza Strip would remain closed on Wednesday in response to the rocket attacks.
Israeli airstrikes killed five militants and Israeli soldiers shot dead a gunman during an incursion into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday
However, the Home Secretary will say in a speech to the Social Market Foundation tomorrow [thurs] that compulsory ID cards for "airside" workers will be introduced at two of Britain's airports from next autumn.
Thousands who leave because they have lost their jobs in the economic downturn could benefit from the £60-a-week handouts.
They stem from a little-known EU directive which says that provided an unemployed worker is seeking a job in their homeland, they can continue to be paid benefits by the country where they were laid off.
Job centre managers in Poland are even holding workshops and seminars on how claimants can keep using the UK for unemployment handouts.
They're already applying it to Pakistan, and this week Syria was the target. Is Iran next?
New beefed-up codes of practice for pet owners published today state that overfeeding pets is a 'serious welfare concern' that can lead to unnecessary suffering.
People who refuse to put seriously fat pets on a diet could be prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act - and face a fine of up to £20,000 or even 12 months' jail.
And you won't even be allowed to take it your dog for a walk in the heat of the day or feed it scraps from the table!!
'It's been a long time coming, but tonight... change has come to America,' the president-elect told a jubilant supporters in Chicago.
The triumphant 47-year-old son of a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas spoke after romping to a landslide victory over crushed Republican candidate John McCain.
It was the crowning moment of a staggering rise from being a virtually unknown first-time US senator two years ago to become one of the most powerful men in the world.
What is the truth about this vaccine?
Natural News reporter Mike Adams has uncovered some interesting facts about this vaccine. The FDA has been aware since 2003 that Human Papillloma Virus  does not cause cervical cancer. The Gardasil vaccine is unable to eradicate HPV virus from women who have been exposed to HPV(nearly all sexually active women). This makes vaccinating all young women in Texas against HPV virus a very questionable decision.
To make matters even worse it has now been learned that vaccinating women with Gardasil may actually increase the risk that those women harboring a benign cervical HPV viral infection have a 44.6 percent increased risk of having their benign HPV infection converted into a precancerous state by the HPV vaccine administration. Thus women vaccinated with Gardasil not only receive no benefit those who were sexually active before the vaccine administration have become at increased risk for developing cervical cancer.
But, in fact, the human rights disaster that the people of the world are watching on our TV screens is just the most recent human tragedy in a 25 year struggle for economic and political dominance in Central Africa that has been raging since the decline and eventual collapse of the Soviet influence in Africa in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. A sad fact of the 20th Century is that, even after the end of formal "colonialism" in the mid-20th Century, ruling African elites in virtually every African nation have looked to one or more powerful "sponsors" in the developed world to gain or retain power. And, to grab the personal wealth that goes with political/military power in Africa.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Beside Mr McFall was a stack of 5,000 e-mails with questions for the Guilty Three from the Great British Public. The trio gulped. Mr McFall read out the first question, from Ted W. “Where,” he demanded, “has all the money gone?”
The Chancellor began to burble about global situations. I don't think Ted W. will be too impressed. The answer seemed to boil down to: “Somewhere else.”
Michael Fallon, a Tory, demanded to know who was really responsible. “We have this impression of See No Blame, Hear No Blame and Take No Blame,” he said. As he said this, See No Blame, Hear No Blame and Take No Blame didn't move a facial muscle. Had they been behind the bikesheds taking group Botox?
Ten stores in London will offer a vaccination service to help to protect women aged 18 to 26 against strains of human papilloma virus, which are considered to be responsible for up to 70 per cent of cervical cancer. The national NHS vaccination programme for girls aged 12 and 13 began in schools in September and a catch-up service for girls aged 14 to 18 is being introduced. Boots said that it had conducted a survey in which 65 per cent of women said that they would visit a pharmacy to request and buy three courses of a vaccine over six months. Patients wishing to have the jab must be registered with a GP.
In the latest initiative designed to make us more environmentally friendly, Government advisers are calling on businesses to appoint tea monitors to make sure staff don't overfill the kettle at work.
The quango Envirowise is also telling workers to use teapots when making rounds of hot drinks and is calling for a return of old-fashioned tea urns.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says the devices, which are used to illuminate large areas of land and sea during night-time searches, could cause 'considerable injury'.
Chief executive Andy Hornby will receive the fee for helping Lloyds TSB with its takeover of HBOS, a controversial centrepiece of the Government's £37 billion nationalisation of High Street banks.
Concentrated in the southern West Bank, officials say that the leaking gases are prohibited internationally and are causing a serious environmental disaster.
The US Energy Secretary stated that the Busher reactor is for peaceful purposes of power generation which directly contradicts the State departments position that Busher is being used to ramp up Nuclear weapons development.
See how CNN put this oversight down to incompetance but in my opinion it is obvious that the duality of the Bush, and previous administrations in it's well documented history of funding of both sides to create and sustain problems that it can then provide a solution to has come to light once again!
Reports from all over the nation confirm that free flu shots are being offered to anyone who is registered to vote.
The driving force behind the idea appears to be the “Vote and Vax” organization, a loose collective of health organizations and associations working in conjunction with state and territorial health agencies of the United States.
According to a CNN report on the program, 235 clinics over 35 states have enrolled. the shots, which the reported is at pains to point out are completely voluntary, must be taken after voting has taken place.
The situation now is that for those shipping companies that can actually get letters of credit are now slowing down their ships to reduce fuel consumption, slashing crew numbers and leaving some of their tonnage in dock with the lights out.The problem with letters of credit, which are needed before a vessel leaves harbour, is that demands between banks are being denied as banks are not trusting each other. The Libor rate and the interbank lending figures are just another reinforcement of this catastrophic process.
However, the state of Rhode Island, fearing the tribe really wants to create a tax-free zone or build a casino, sued to block the Narragansetts from putting the land into federal trust, which would essentially free it from state and local law.
On Monday, their fight reaches the U.S. Supreme Court in a case being closely watched across the country because it could determine how tribes recognized after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act are allowed to buy, govern and use land.
The army said that the men had been arrested on Friday, but the source said that they were actually captured two weeks ago and the discovery of the arrests by the media prompted the army to announce their capture.
The army said the men had admitted "gathering information on political party offices and monitoring the movements of party figures for the enemy."
The statement added that the men had been found with "communications devices and other sophisticated equipment," which they used to gather information and transmit it to Mossad agents.
Monday, November 03, 2008
The GM Genocide: Thousands Of Indian Farmers Are Committing Suicide After Using Genetically Modified Crops
Beguiled by the promise of future riches, he borrowed money in order to buy the GM seeds. But when the harvests failed, he was left with spiralling debts - and no income.
So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.
The crisis, branded the 'GM Genocide' by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a 'global moral question' - and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.
David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner were quick to fly to Kinshasa and Kigali this weekend to be seen to be responding to the sudden visibility of the long-running horrible humanitarian crisis of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Whether they achieve much more than another temporary truce among the assorted warlords whose troops have been living by rape and pillage in the area for more than a decade, is of course another question.
But Mr Miliband and Mr Kouchner have another invisible humanitarian crisis on their hands in which some highly publicised flying around could have a dramatic effect on the ground. They should announce visits to Jerusalem to speak to Israel's leaders, and then arrive by helicopter (the airport is destroyed) in Gaza City, breaking the Israel military's 17-month siege of Gaza.
They would be able to do it with ease, unlike the handful of people who made the trip recently in two boat trips from Cyprus, bringing medicines, hearing aids for the deaf, and hope that the world could hear the horror of what is happening to them.
The two European leaders could see for themselves in Gaza how Israel's collective punishment of 1.5 million people has crippled Gaza's economy, cut fuel and electricity, leaving its desperate people hungry, deprived of medicines, with hundreds barred from travelling for operations or healthcare, or for education. Only last week, camps in Gaza City and Khan Yunis saw waist-high water flood homes and roads after heavy rains because the pumping system was not working.
Traditional themes are also being dumped in favour of a 25-metre high mobile of lanterns in the shape of the solar system.
Organisers say the new two-month WinterLight festival will include events marking the Hindu Diwali and Jewish Hannukah festivals as well as Christmas. It also coincides with the start of International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Pensioners Told Tea-time Chats In The Park Are 'Anti-social' - And Unless They Talk Quietly Their Benches Will Be Removed
Once a day the seven friends meet up for a cup of tea and a chat on the benches outside the sheltered accommodation where they live.
But their get-togethers could soon be banned - because of claims they are an anti-social nuisance.
The housing association which owns their homes says it has received several complaints over the past two years about noise from the group, the oldest of whom is aged 96.
It is warning them that the four benches they sit on could be removed unless the friends keep it down.
Yet the value of public sector schemes - funded by taxpayers - has soared to an astonishing £1trillion.
Opposition MPs, business chiefs and campaigners demanded an investigation into the growing 'pensions apartheid'.
The future of the internet, according to author and "web critic" Andrew Keen, will be monitored by "gatekeepers" to verify the accuracy of information posted on the web. The "Outlook 2009" report from the November-December issue of The Futurist reports that,
"Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen believes that the anonymity of today's internet 2.0 will give way to a more open internet 3.0 in which third party gatekeepers monitor the information posted on Web sites to verify its accuracy."
Keen stated during his early 2008 interview with The Futurist that the internet, in its current form, has undermined mainline media and empowered untrustworthy "amateurs", two trends that he wants reversed. "Rather than the empowerment of the amateur, Web 3.0 will show the resurgence of the professional," states Keen.
Australia has now joined China in implementing mandatory internet censorship, furthering the trend towards a locked down and monitored web.
No country is willing to accept them and the US justice department has now blocked moves for them to be allowed to go to the US mainland, where they had been offered a home by refugee and Christian organisations.
Dr Diane Harper, one of the world's leading experts in the field, said safety trials of the Cervarix vaccine should have been conducted for at least four more years before the decision was taken to give the jabs to thousands of girls in schools.
These news stories are, however, related to another news story, which is the most taboo subject of the American media - the expanding crisis of corruption among American judges and lawyers. At question is whether the deepening despair of Americans about their own legal system, is fueling some of these violent attacks on judges.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Challenges are not new to Gianna. She was scheduled for a saline solution abortion while she was in her third trimester in her mother’s womb. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours, she survived! Her mother gave her up for adoption and the saline solution caused her to develop cerebral palsy. Challenged by death, desertion, and disease, she prevailed and is one of the most sought after anointed gospel vocalists of our time.
Gianna survived, but if a certain Illinois Senator would have had his way, she would have never received medical attention after the botched abortion. Senator Barack Obama heard the story of babies like Gianna who were surviving abortions but were being left to die in dirty laundry closets at Christ Hospital in Chicago but did nothing on their behalf. As well, the profession which takes the Hippocratic Oath to preserve and save life, ignores struggling infants in desperate need of assistance. Naked, helpless, and in extreme pain, they receive no assistance, no doctor to aid, and no mother to care. Barack Obama, after hearing of these brutal, calloused acts of man’s inhumanity to man, voted to allow this heinous, barbaric behavior to continue. Barack Obama voted three times against protecting these born alive victims.
In that piece I also mentioned someone by the name of Peter Power. He’s the man who played a part in coordinating simulated terrorist attacks in London on the very day the real ones actually occurred: 07/07/05.
Power has subsequently sent me an email, the text of which is in italics below. My comments are in bold.
I was interested to read your work that features me in the style of a Western wanted ‘dead or alive’ type poster. There has been much nonsense written about why my company ran an exercise on 7 July 2005 that had very close parallels to the real thing that day. Since then I have made several attempts to add my own comments to numerous sites that seem to get increasingly excited about their own conspiracy theories and in the process exclude any rational debate. It seems those who occupy the world of finding conspiracy theories to replace just about any coincidence, do not want to have any dialogue with those offering a different view, but I have not yet given up hope. I am therefore hoping, perhaps naively, that someone might like to read an honest and factual account about a particular exercise my company ran in London three years ago.
I know you are using the phrase ‘conspiracy theory’ as a counterweight to ‘official story’ - as if to suggest only the official story can be true. If you were more aware of who you really are (Peter Power is just your name; your true nature is your spirit) you would see why this world is full of conspiracy theories, just like the one you find yourself inadvertently mixed up in.
As long as the truth is being suppressed - or is apparently being suppressed - conspiracy theories will not go away. So thank god for conspiracy theorists; truthseekers.
This is Mervyn King, who goes by the swanky title Governor of the Bank of England, making his speech about the economy yesterday in Leeds and pictured below is a man called Hugh Pym. He is yet another Establishment lackey working for the BBC, disguised as a ’journalist’.
My comments are in bold…
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He does not make many speeches outside the set piece events like the Mansion House dinner.
So when Mervyn King rises to his feet with something to say it is always worth listening.
Why? For all I know, he might be one of those speakers who bores his audience to death.
(UPDATE: I have just watched some of King’s speech, and I confirm: he is a lifeless soul)
Even more so when he provides his first public thoughts on the banking crisis of the last few
These are carefully crafted thoughts, as you will see. Whether by accident or design, King lies.
And, speaking in Leeds, the Governor of the Bank of England has not left his audience in any doubt about the gravity of the situation for the financial sector and its impact on the wider economy.
Let’s have some more gravity in our world shall we? I mean, it’s not as if we don’t have enough already.
Question for the reader: Do you think Mervyn King is for you or against you?
He tells us it is “difficult to exaggerate the severity and importance of those events. Not since the beginning of the First World War has our banking system been so close to collapse”.
He’s lying. The banking system was never close to collapse. King’s a banker, and bankers engineered the ‘crisis’.
Peter Hitchens lasted seconds under waterboarding, and they say it isn't torture.
Until recently, “waterboarding” was something that Americans did to other Americans. It was inflicted, and endured, by those members of the special forces who underwent the advanced form of training known as Sere (survival, evasion, resistance, escape). In these harsh exercises, brave men and women were introduced to the sorts of barbarism that they might expect to meet at the hands of a lawless foe who disregarded the Geneva conventions. It was something that Americans were being trained to resist, not to inflict.
Exploring this narrow but deep distinction on a gorgeous day, I found myself deep in the hill country of western North Carolina, preparing to be surprised by a team of extremely hardened veterans who had confronted their country’s enemies in arduous terrain all over the world. They were going to show me as nearly as possible what real waterboarding might be like.
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Ministers have warned Gordon Brown that his proposed charter laying out the rights and duties of citizens is unworkable and could pave the way for a deluge of court cases.
Earlier this year Brown hailed the proposed bill as “of fundamental importance to our liberties and to our constitutional settlement” and said it “opens a new chapter in the British story of liberty”.
Tax Website Shut Down As Memory Stick With Secret Personal Data Of 12million Is Found In A Pub Car Park
The action was taken after a memory stick was found in a pub car park containing confidential passcodes to the online Government Gateway system, which covers everything from tax returns to parking tickets.
An urgent investigation is now under way into how the stick, belonging to the company which runs the flagship system, came to be lost.
"It's called a flux transfer event or 'FTE,'" says space physicist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Ten years ago I was pretty sure they didn't exist, but now the evidence is incontrovertible."
Blair told the media magnate that "he was instinctively sympathetic to what Murdoch was aiming to achieve". The tycoon eventually won approval for the plan. BSkyB had teamed up with other big companies to develop an interactive scheme in which people could shop and manage their finances through their televisions.
The memo is the first to be disclosed under freedom of information legislation documenting the contents of meetings between Murdoch and Blair. Blair has been accused of granting political favours to Murdoch in return for support from his newspapers; Lance Price, a former Downing Street spin doctor, said Murdoch seemed to be one of the four most influential people in the administration.
Down go consumer confidence and real estate values to all-time lows, but, nevertheless, up goes the Dow undaunted, claiming its second largest point gain ever as the counterintuitive insider trading beat goes on and on and on, ad nausea. Insiders get wealthy, and the non-insiders chasing them get annihilated. This has been the story on Wall Street for over a century. Do you think it was merely some sort of serendipitous coincidence that the dark pool of liquidity, known as Project Turquoise, was set to be activated near the end of August, just in time for all the Illuminist insiders to enjoy the profitable fireworks as volatility reached all-time highs, so that all of their nefarious trading could be done in unregulated secrecy? We can assure you that there are no coincidences on Wall Street. There is only rampant, rampaging insider trading and fiendish manipulation.
Any time they think they are in need of a good fleecing, all the poor sheople have to do is get back into the general stock markets where their Illuminist shearers will be more than happy to oblige them. We absolutely guarantee that the pink of your sheople skin will be showing as all your wool is shaved off right down to the hair follicles. You've probably heard about "pink flamingos." Well, now we are going to see a lot of pink sheople wandering around aimlessly, wondering where all their vaporized money went, as they are prepared for the big slaughter while the Big Sting Two goes into its next phase. You need to protect yourself with gold, silver and their now bargain-basement related shares, unless of course the color pink flatters you.
Amorim said, "We should think of changing the world's political and economic structure and what's of importance is that two big and developing states will expand ties under new conditions."
So far this year, police have added 5,109 samples of genetic material taken from suspects in criminal investigations.
And in 2007 they added 6,926 samples, compared with 6,597 in 2006.
The total of samples on file is now 51,179, although not all DNA samples added to the database relate to people who live in the county.
However, questions are being asked whether people cleared of criminal charges should be forced to remain on the list.
Currently, any person arrested for a chargeable offence will have their DNA taken, which is then kept in the database even if they are released with no further charge.
The database doesn't just cover your genetic footprint; it also holds details of a person's name, date of birth, sex and ethnic appearance.