By Ron Paul, 01/05/10
This past week we celebrated the end of what most people agree was a decade best forgotten. New York Times columnist and leading Keynesian economist Paul Krugman called it the Big Zero in a recent column. He wrote that "there was a whole lot of nothing going on in measures of economic progress or success" which is true. However, Krugman continues to misleadingly blame the free market and supposed lack of regulation for the economic chaos.
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 5, 2010 at 9:16am —
Even if Obama's health care reform bill becomes law, mandating that all Americans buy health insurance policies for a failed system of "sick care", I will refuse to comply. I've read the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and nowhere in that document do I find that the federal government has the power to force consumers to purchase for-profit insurance products from private companies.
The very basis of the health care reform bill is, at its core, unconstitutional. If this… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 5, 2010 at 6:09am —
These methods were compiled by Dr. Gene Sharp and first published in his 1973 book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action. (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973). The book outlines each method and gives information about its historical use.
THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION
1. Public… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 4, 2010 at 8:38pm —
The prodigious methane output of cattle is bad for the environment. But grazing on grass will soak up carbon
When I grew up in the Fifties roast beef was as much a part of Sunday as the clamour of church bells and Two-Way Family Favourites
on the radio.
In those austere days foods such as beef, butter and cheese were seen as the mainstay of a healthy diet. Though no one on our Reading estate had much money, the idea that you’d cut back on such essentials… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 6:00pm —
- a fraudulent investment operation that returns assets to the defrauded from assets they previously loaned to the scheme's operators or assets paid by subsequent newer "investors" rather than from any actual profit earned
While it is (comparatively) well-known that the US dollar, while a currency, is solely an instrument of credit issued by… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 10:00am —
Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned.
Parts of Scotland have had snowcover for nearly three weeks.
They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.
And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 9:48am —
-- We are seeing an unmistakable pattern of British provocations of asymmetric warfare around the globe, particularly in the aftermath of the British Monarchy's failure at the recent Copenhagen conference. As we saw at the Commonwealth meeting in Trinidad Tobego, Queen Elizabeth II stepped directly onto the world stage, to declare, on behalf of the British Monarchy, "We are in charge." But just weeks later, the British failed miserably in their attempt to use Copenhagen as a final death blow… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 6:02am —
The Federal Reserve needs more money to continue purchasing US government debt, the aggregate amount of which is soaring because of ballooning deficits. But the Fed has a problem.
The US government doesn’t pay its bills with ‘cash currency’, the green paper Americans carry around in their pocket. So the Fed cannot crank up the printing press like central banks did in Weimar Germany in the 1920s, or in recent years, in Zimbabwe.
The US government needs ‘deposit currency’ –… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 5:30am —
The security services knew three years ago that the Detroit bomber had “multiple communications” with Islamic extremists in Britain, it emerged this weekend.
Counterterrorism officials said Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was “reaching out” to extremists whom MI5 had under surveillance while he was studying at University College London.
Officials said the 23-year-old Nigerian was “starting out on a journey” in Britain that culminated in his attempt to bring down flight… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 3, 2010 at 5:03am —
Inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth"
By John Pilger
Global Research, December 31, 2009
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.”
Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 2, 2010 at 9:31am —
How the Rothschilds became the richest and most powerful family in the world -- and how it all eventually fell apart.
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Added by Anti Oligarch on January 2, 2010 at 9:16am —
Nat Rothschild’s career path – from playboy to plutocrat – has to be seen against the backdrop of his family history, studded as it is with eccentrics who were torn between loyalty to an immense and powerful name and the urge to break away from the clan.
His grandfather, Victor Rothschild, who died in 1990 at 79, set the pattern for much of the family in both business and lifestyle. While still at Cambridge University, he was a playboy who drove fast cars,… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 2, 2010 at 8:56am —
On the eve of the Chilcot inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the 2003 invasion and its aftermath, The Sunday Telegraph obtained hundreds of pages of secret Government reports on “lessons learnt” which shed new light on “significant shortcomings” at all levels.
They include full transcripts of extraordinarily frank classified interviews in which British Army commanders vent their frustration and anger with ministers and Whitehall… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 1, 2010 at 3:52pm —
January 1 will usher in the last year of the first decade of a new millennium and ten consecutive years of the United States conducting war in the Greater Middle East.
Beginning with the October 7, 2001 missile and bomb attacks on Afghanistan, American combat operations abroad have not ceased for a year, a month, a week or a day in the 21st century.
The Afghan war, the U.S.'s first air and ground conflict in Asia since the disastrous wars in Vietnam and Cambodia in the… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on January 1, 2010 at 1:14pm —
What Obama’s KSM decision means for all of us
Last month, President Obama announced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed would be transferred to New York, where he would stand trial in U.S. district court for his purported role as principal architect of the 9/11 attacks. At the same time, Obama announced that other terrorist suspects would continue to be tried for terrorism in the Pentagon’s military-commissions system, which was established after 9/11.
Which judicial system is… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 30, 2009 at 3:35pm —
Alex Jones & Alan Watt agree on one thing
Turn the volume up
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 29, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Tarpley tells RT that the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is not a matter of unconnected dots, but rather that of a protected patsy or puppet deliberately used by the US intelligence community for a Christmas Day provocation designed to facilitate US meddling in the civil war in Yemen, which is where Umar Farouk allegedly trained and was given his PETN device.
Banker’s son Umar Farouk had been denied an entrance visa to Great Britain , and had been denounced to the US Embassy in… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 29, 2009 at 3:33pm —
The Freedom of Information Act gave a perfect opportunity to test President Bush’s claim that secret CIA prisons saved thousands of lives thanks to terrorists’ confessions.
His bold assertion that the covert detention centres foiled a plot to hijack planes and fly them into Canary Wharf and Heathrow put Scotland Yard in the frame.
The question phrased by The Times in July 2007 was obviously a trap. If the force said that it had no information about how the CIA’s tip-offs… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 29, 2009 at 8:33am —
The Pentagon has poured nearly $70 million in military aid to Yemen this year.
"In the end it's probably counterproductive," said Johnsen, adding that video and photos of women and children killed by the blast could create "a recruiting field day for al-Qaida."
According to the report, Washington inked arms deals valued at $37.8 billion in 2008, or 68.4 percent of all business in the global weapons market, up significantly from American sales of $25.4 billion… Continue
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 28, 2009 at 7:09pm —
If you thought things are getting better, I'm sorry to say they ain't
Source: Taking Liberty.us
Added by Anti Oligarch on December 28, 2009 at 12:25pm —