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Yet another case of greed and financial fraud this time to the staggering cost of $50 Billion

How does 50 Billion dollars sound as a fraud Yet again the American financial industry staggers belief in the level of greed and fraud it commits Who needs to be ripped off by East European banking scams, or Nigerian email scammers when the immense level of abuse and criminal actions are so much closer to home This is unbelievable and the effects will be felt world wide Will anyone trust the American financial industry after this Read it an weap for the many small people who ha

Home of the only surviving Mumbai gunman traced to a Pakistani village

Despite Pakistan actively trying to cover up the personal details of the only surviving terrorist, a reporter managed to track down his village in rural Pakistan Since the terrorist attacks in Mumbai 10 days ago, speculation has been rife about the birthplace of the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasab India and Pakistan have clashed over reports that he came from the Punjab Saeed Shah, after spending days travelling throughout the region, tracked down the killer's home - and his

Good news on the economic front - - Oil price drop screwing oil producing nations

OPEC is in crisis mode with the dramatic drop in the price of oil Many of the oil producing countries require a much higher oil price to continue running their economies What threats of war may not achieve, economics will overcome Since the group's last meeting a month ago, OPEC's reference basket price — an average of oil grades sold by producers of the cartel, including Saudi Arab Light and Sahara Blend from Algeria — has fallen by more than half, reaching a low of $42 a barrel last

India may has sunk the wrong pirate ship last week

In a massive oops, India may have sunk the ship the pirates had hijacked, and not the "mother" ship of the pirates afterall The report contradicts earlier claims made by the Indian navy, which said its frigate fired in "self-defense" at a pirate ship that was intercepted off the coast of Oman They touted the incident as a "successful interdiction operation" One crewmember of the Ekwat Nava 5, a Thai fishing vessel, reportedly was rescued alive after six days at sea The body o

Melamine added to animal feed in China - fears of more food products contaminated

Melamine may have been added to animal feed in China meaning that chicken, fish and pork could also be contaminated Looks like this crisis is not going away soon SHANGHAI — Hong Kong food inspectors have found eggs imported from northeast China to be contaminated with high levels of melamine, the toxic industrial additive at the heart of an adulteration scandal in Chinese milk products The findings, reported over the weekend, have raised new concerns that a far wider array of China-pr

Americas proxy war with Iran

Is the US already at war with Iran In America's Secret War, Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to the Iraq-Iran border to investigate claims that the United States is supporting militant groups that are attacking Iran In the rugged Qandil mountains, she meets with up with anti-Iranian guerillas who have been launching deadly raids against the Islamic Republic A good percentage of the fighters are women, and Mariana accompanies a small group of them through what many b

New Chinese food scare - beans have 34,500 times the legal limit of pesticide

Chinese food products have such a bad reputation at present this episode of pesticides will only drive more consumers away from their products Japan yesterday ordered retailers to pull frozen beans from China off the shelves after a woman fell ill eating a product which had 34,500 times the legal limit of pesticide, officials said Japan's health ministry instructed retailers and importers nationwide to suspend sales of frozen green beans from a Chinese supplier A ministry official sai

In 1982 Soviet Union spies stole a program to run their Natural Gas pipeline, - but the CIA had armed it beforehand

The CIA learned in 1982 that the Soviet Union were tying to steal software needed t run their natural gas pipeline so instead of arresting the spies, they let them teal it, with a bug that created the biggest non nuclear explosion in years After the US government denied the USSR's request to buy the software to automate their new trans-Siberian pipeline, a KGB agent was covertly sent to a Canadian company to steal the software A new batch of Farewell Dossier documents brought these

Somali pirates die mysteriously after raiding ship

The up side of pirating is that some very odd cargo's are being revealed on pirated ships : A tense standoff has developed in waters off Somalia over an Iranian merchant ship laden with a mysterious cargo that was hijacked by pirates Somali pirates suffered skin burns, lost hair and fell gravely ill “within days” of boarding the MV Iran Deyanat Some of them died Andrew Mwangura, the director of the East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, told the Sunday Times: “We don’t kno

Army deploys brigade inside the US - first time since civil war

Since the end of the Civil War the deployment of the US military inside the US has been prohibited under The Posse Comitatus Act with the only exceptions being that the National Guard and Coast Guard The military is permitted on an emergency on an ad hoc basis such as what happened after Hurricane Katrina Though there have been some erosions of this prohibition over the last several decades the bright line ban on using the US military as a standing law enforcement force inside the U

The great bailout scam - just give the money away and hope for the best

What the heck is going on Have people seen the conditions of the $700 Billion bailout No wonder there is such an uproar about it in Washington Did you expect some sort of detailed plan from someone in charge with the financial system of America Fat chance, check out the demand that Poulson gives while asking for the biggest loan ever [quote]When Mr Paulson announced his $700 billion “plan” last Friday, everybody in the financial world heaved a sigh of relief Finally, it seemed

Agony in Orissa - Christians being killed and displaced - India's silent tragedy

An unrecorded tragedy is happening in the Indian state of Orissa, huge numbers of Christians are being displaced, attacked, and churches burnt These abuses are not covered in the media with a media blackout happening from the State authorities So far in the last 2 weeks the following have happened [quote]Since 23 August, in the state of Orissa, 1,100 churches have been burnt; 18,000 families attacked 78,000 Christians displaced, 13,000 in refugee camps; more than 100 have

The New Cold War, America's Enemies Armed With Oil

Russia, a country with a birthrate that cannot sustain its population, is in need of pride and a reason to exist Islam, a political/religious system that is designed to take over the world, could use an ally that has nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the know-how to create military hardware and tactics to implement the weaponry Both entities have vast oil supplies and a hatred of the West A match made in Hell Read the rest: http://wwwstopsharialawcom/indexphpoption

Bernanke finally tells the truth - America is insolvent

Are we seeing the collapse of the US economy Only time will tell, but whatever the outcome these are desperate times Get out and buy something nice, like a good steak, you might have fond memories about it in the near future It was a room full of people who rarely hold their tongues But as the Fed chairman, Ben S Bernanke, laid out the potentially devastating ramifications of the financial crisis before congressional leaders on Thursday night, there was a stunned silence at first M

The real differences between Liberals and Conservatives

Fascinating TED video documentary on why people choose the political party they do I predict that conservatives won't like this video because it requires an openness to new ideas : Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most http://wwwtedcom/indexphp/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_th
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