Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday 11-12 VETS Speak Out Against The War

US war veterans lobby Afghan war reset Young American soldiers and marines who are veterans of the Afghan war meet lawmakers and ask Obama to rethink his war policy. The following story is about Czech veterans of the Afghan war. Video: Czech troops in SS scandal Were these Czech soldiers wearing SS insignia in Afghanistan to protest the NATO invasion and occupation of Afghanistan?

Afghanistan’s Oil Binge: 22 Gallons of Fuel Per Soldier Per Day And each gallon costs $45 or more to haul to the battlefield. Actually, $45 per gallon is a lowball estimate; according to the Navy, it’s more like $300 to $400


Sayyed Nasrallah to Israelis: Send Your Whole Army, We’ll Destroy Them! Israel has been making threatening moves against Lebanon lately.

Paul Craig Roberts: President Of Special Interests Senator Grassley wrote to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: “I am concerned that Microsoft will be retaining foreign guest workers rather than similarly qualified American employees when it implements its layoff plan." “Last year, Microsoft was here on Capitol Hill advocating for more H-1B visas ... “It is imperative that in implementing its layoff plan, Microsoft ensures that American workers have priority in keeping their jobs over foreign workers on visa programs."

Pharma Deal With White House on Course to Net Industry Billions will result in a net gain of more than $137 billion in total market sales over the next four years

Kucinich: Why I Voted No "since the President signaled that he is backing away from the public option, health insurance stocks have been on the rise.” Similarly, healthcare stocks rallied when Senator Max Baucus introduced a bill without a public option. Bloomberg reports that Curtis Lane, a prominent health industry investor, predicted a few weeks ago that “money will start flowing in again”

Pfizer deserts its monument to corporate welfare
New London now has a wasteland where a neighborhood once stood, and no jobs or business to show for it. It's another travesty of central planning ... the development corporation, empowered with eminent domain by the city government, cleared out the Fort Trumbull neighborhood, condemning the homes of anyone who wouldn't sell at its appraised value. Kelo, and other residents who didn't want to move, sued to block the condemnation. They lost, but they fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There, the four liberal justices joined with moderate Anthony Kennedy to rule in favor of the developers

Envoy urges no US troop increase
The US ambassador in Kabul has written to the White House arguing against sending thousands more American troops to Afghanistan. On Wednesday, Mr Obama held his eighth meeting in a series aimed at refocusing Afghan policy.

Ireland’s EU54 Billion Gamble on Banks, Property Nears Approval The biggest financial gamble in modern Irish history is about to exit the realms of theory and enter the real world.

Lawmakers will today pass a bill creating a so-called bad bank that will pay the country’s biggest banks 54 billion euros ($81 billion), or about a third of gross domestic product, for property loans to free up lending. The agency plans to start buying loans by the end of the year, according to a plan published last month.

Mish Shedlock: Budget Deficits Soar Out of Control in Eurozone, Germany, US, UK, Japan; Yen's Last Hurrah

10 states face looming budget disasters Mish Shedlock has a different take on state budget woes.

The Evil Empire By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS The US government is now so totally under the thumbs of organized interest groups that “our” government can no longer respond to the concerns of the American people who elect the president and the members of the House and Senate.

Video: Lou Dobbs Announces his resignation. He will pursue options to change American politics. Marla Singer at Zero Hedge says he might run for President.

Military Spending is INCREASING Unemployment and REDUCING GDP PhD economist Dean Baker pointed out yesterday that America's massive military spending on unnecessary and unpopular wars actually lowers GDP and increases unemployment

Short Video: H1N1 Package Insert Says Vaccine Is Unsafe The following video is in Polish but has large print English subtitles. VIDEO BAXTER ADMITS CONTAMINATING 72 KILOS ON MAIN STREAM TELEVISION

Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women – Tell Your Doctors That Vaccines And Pregnancy Jo: I got the flu vaccine (regular not H1N1) at 8 weeks pregnant. Three days later I miscarried. I am not going to get the H1N1 ... I got both vaccines on Thursday. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I miscarried on Sunday. I was told by several doctors to get these vaccines. Now I wish I followed my gut feeling and not get them at ALL! ... i work in a hospital like setting and was told ‘the benefits outweigh the risks” 1am i got the vaccine, 3am i started bleeding and cramping, 3pm miscarried. you decide ... I had the H1N1 vaccination and 24 hours later had a miscarriage.

University study: CO2 levels remained constant since 1850

Which big country will default first? He says England. I say any country holding debt from small nations that declare a debt moratorium after the IMF orders them to fire half of their teachers, doctors, nurses and police officers.

Most Americans oppose Afghanistan troop boost: poll

Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA, Declare Peace Process Failed He was “threatening” to dissolve the PA in protest against Washington’s failure to support his demand for a complete freeze of settlement construction as a precondition for the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel, the officials said.

More Obama PR. No Decision Yet: On Afghanistan, Obama Chooses "None of the Above" More PR? I hope this is true: Barack Obama 'to reject Afghanistan war options in favour of plan with clear exit strategy'

In Kabul's 'Obama Market,' U.S. military rations on sale One shop offered an expensive military-issue sleeping bag, tactical goggles like those used by U.S. troops and a stack of plastic footlockers, including one stenciled "Campbell G Co. 10th Mtn Div." Another had a sophisticated "red-dot" optical rifle sight of a kind often used by soldiers and contractors.

TSA releases excerpts from guidelines for searches As part of an effort to derail the lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of Steve Bierfeldt — who was detained and interrogated at a TSA checkpoint at the St. Louis airport because he was (a) carrying an (entirely legal) amount of cash that the TSA agents apparently didn’t like, although they admitted that there was any suspicion that he had violated any TSA regulation or posed an threat to aviation, and (b) declined to answer questions about his money unless the TSA told him, which they persistently declined to do, whether he was legally required to answer their questions — the TSA has filed a public declaration with the court that includes their latest “Management Directive” on searches of travelers.

Barrick shuts hedge book as world gold supply runs out Production peaked around 2000 and it has been in decline ever since

H1N1: 2 Deputies Hold Down Boy Attempting to Flee

China hints at resumption of yuan appreciation…get ready for more Dollar Downside and Gold Upside
So much for deflation. OIL and EVERYTHING at Wal-Mart would go up in price as the yuan goes up and the dollar goes down.

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