Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran

2008-11-06 Richard Moore http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/nov2008/iran-n06.shtml World Socialist Web Site wsws.org Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran By Peter Symonds 6 November 2008 On the eve of the US elections, the New York Times cautiously pointed on Monday to the emergence of a bipartisan consensus in Washington for an aggressive new strategy towards Iran. While … Read more

What Obama’s Election Means Abroad

2008-11-06 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/110608K http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/11/05/what-obama’s-election-means-abroad/ What Obama’s Election Means Abroad Wednesday 05 November 2008 by: Scott Baldauf, The Christian Science Monitor     Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.     As Wednesday dawned rainy and gray on the Champs- Élysées, a Parisian … Read more

Tarpley: Obama – The Postmodern Coup

2008-11-06 Richard Moore QUOTE Barack Obama is a deeply troubled personality, the megalomaniac front man for a postmodern coup by the intelligence agencies, using fake polls, mobs of swarming adolescents, super-rich contributors, and orchestrated media hysteria to short-circuit normal politics and seize power. Obama comes from the orbit of the Ford Foundation, and has never … Read more

Bush trying to pardon himself (video)

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20% homeowners ‘under water’ re/mortgage

2008-11-01 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/110108B http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE49S3Q520081031 One in five homeowners with mortgages under water Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:26pm EDT By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly one in five U.S. mortgage borrowers owe more to lenders than their homes are worth, and the rate may soon approach one in four as housing prices fall … Read more

Le Monde on American oligarchy

2008-11-01 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/110108E http://www.lemonde.fr/opinions/article/2008/10/30/la-firme-americaine_1112835_3232.html The American Firm Thursday 30 October 2008 by: Le Monde | Editorial     Oligarchy: a political regime in which sovereignty belongs to a small group of people, a restricted and privileged class. The word became fashionable again to define the Cossack capitalism that has plundered Russia for the last several years. … Read more

Evidence for global cooling

2008-11-01 Richard Moore http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/global_cooling_is_here_evidence_for_predicting_global_cooling_for_the_next_ http://tinyurl.com/5j6f88 Thursday, October 30, 2008 Global Cooling is Here!  Evidence for Predicting Global Cooling for the Next Three Decades By Professor Don Easterbrook, Western Washington University In 2007-2008, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) and computer modelers who believe that CO2 is the cause of global warming still predict the … Read more

Free Energy Battery: technology & suppression

2008-11-01 Richard Moore Begin forwarded message: From: “Don Nordin” <•••@••.•••> Date: November 1, 2008 2:09:21 PM GMT+00:00 Subject: Fw: Inventor of Free Energy Battery Murdered?   —– Original Message —– From: Verne Warwick Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:20 PM Subject: Battery Inventor Murdered? A little bit dated, but worthy of analysis nonetheless. V   Suppression of the … Read more

Naomi Klein: Bailout = Bush’s Final Pillage

2008-11-01 Richard Moore http://www.alternet.org/workplace/105452/ Naomi Klein: Bailout = Bush’s Final Pillage By Naomi Klein, The Nation Posted on October 31, 2008, Printed on November 1, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/105452/ In the final days of the election, many Republicans seem to have given up the fight for power. But that doesn’t mean they are relaxing. If you want … Read more

Chossudovsky: 2nd 9/11 part of military doctrine

2008-11-01 Richard Moore http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10767 [photos in original] “A Second 9/11”: An Integral Part of US Military Doctrine By Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, October 31, 2008 For several years now, senior officials of the Bush administration including the President and the Vice President have intimated, in no certain terms, that there will be “a Second 9/11”.  … Read more

New Energy: BlackLight claims verified

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.nytimes.com/external/gigaom/2008/10/21/21gigaom-blacklight-validates-physics-defying-hydrogen-pow-12760.html http://tinyurl.com/5l48f8 October 21, 2008 Puzzled Researchers Vet BlackLight’s Physics-Defying Hydrogen Power By CRAIG RUBENS, GigaOm BlackLight Power, the company that has pulled in $60 million for its seemingly physics-defying fuel cell, is back with an announcement about an independent validation of its technology. A team of engineers, headed by Dr. Peter … Read more

New energy: the BlackLight claims

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://earth2tech.com/2008/05/30/blacklight-powers-up-disses-quantum-physics/ Blacklight Powers Up, Disses Quantum Physics Written by Craig Rubens 5 Comments Posted May 30th, 2008 at 11:50 am in In the Lab,Startups While it’s not cold fusion, the latest claimed breakthrough from the laboratories of the nefariously named Blacklight Power does defy some laws of physics. The startup announced this week … Read more

Goldman Sachs: £7bn in salaries and bonuses

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1081624/Goldman-Sachs-ready-hand-7BILLION-salary-bonus-package–6bn-bail-out.html http://tinyurl.com/6cqew3 Goldman Sachs ready to hand out £7bn salary and bonus package… after its £6bn bail-out By Simon Duke U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs HQ which has set aside £7bn for bonuses and salaries this year Goldman Sachs is on course to pay its top City bankers multimillion-pound bonuses – despite … Read more

Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004434.html Islamic Banking: Steady in Shaky Times Principles Based on Religious Law Insulate Industry From Worst of Financial Crisis By Faiza Saleh Ambah Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 31, 2008; A16 JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — As big Western financial institutions have teetered one after the other in the crisis of recent … Read more

EU’s Secret Plan to Boost GM Crop Production

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/102808EA http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/europes-secret-plan-to-boost-gm-crop-production-973834.html Europe’s Secret Plan to Boost GM Crop Production Sunday 26 October 2008 by: Geoffrey Lean, The Independent UK     Gordon Brown and other EU leaders in campaign to promote modified foods.     Gordon Brown and other European leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread GM crops and foods in Britain … Read more

Dr. Timothy Ball: challenges co2 claims

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.holmestead.ca/chemtrails/warming.html   Dr. Timothy Ball Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?     February, 2007   Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn’t exist.  And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes … Read more

Sarkozy to protect “strategically important” companies

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/oct2008/sark-o29.shtml Sarkozy intends to partly nationalise “strategically important” companies By Peter Schwarz  29 October 2008 Nicolas Sarkozy wants to protect “strategically important” French enterprises against their take-over by foreign investors. The French president announced his plan in a speech to business representatives in Annecy last Thursday. To this end, he plans the … Read more

Melamine may be in US food supply

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/460.html [video in original] Tainted food alert Melamine may be in US food supply Note: Brasscheck TV has independently verified the claims made in this video. If anything, this video understates the situation because melamine has been found in US and European food other than candy. The only item in question is … Read more

US interest rates slashed to 1%

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7696766.stm US interest rates slashed to 1% The Federal Reserve has cut its key interest rate from 1.5% to 1% in a widely expected move, as it aims to avoid a possible US recession. Earlier this month the Fed cut rates from 2% to 1.5% in an emergency move, which was co-ordinated … Read more

Financial crisis: some expert opinions

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.masterjules.net/wisdomelders.htm OUR ELDER STATESMEN KNEW THE DANGERS OF OFFSHORE BANKERS – If you had Ben Franklin, LINCOLN and JEFFERSON in the room with you right now, what would they tell you about this MELTDOWN? “We began planning the Revolutionary War in order to issue our own money again” –Benjamin Franklin . “The … Read more

Brown & Sarkozy push for IMF expansion

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7696100.stm Brown and Sarkozy in action call UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have warned urgent action is needed to prevent the current financial malaise spreading. Mr Brown said the first priority was “to stop the contagion to other countries, including in eastern Europe” where there were “problems emerging”. … Read more

Paul Craig Roberts: World Tires Of Rule By Dollar

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.countercurrents.org/roberts301008.htm World Tires Of Rule By Dollar By Paul Craig Roberts 30 October, 2008 Vdare.com What explains the paradox of the dollar’s sharp rise in value against other currencies (except the Japanese yen) despite disproportionate US exposure to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression? The answer does not lie in … Read more

Solnit: The Most Radical Thing You Can Do

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/3628 FROM THE FARAWAY NEARBY The Most Radical Thing You Can Do Staying home as a necessity and a right BY REBECCA SOLNIT Published in the November/December 2008 issue of Orion magazine LONG AGO the poet and bioregionalist Gary Snyder said, “The most radical thing you can do is stay home,” a … Read more

RAND: Start War To Save U.S. Economy

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.infowars.com/?p=5654 RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy Paul Joseph Watson & Yihan DaiPrison Planet.com Thursday, October 30, 2008 According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started … Read more

Fury sweeps Syria after US raid

2008-10-31 Richard Moore The Americans say they have the right of self-defence – even if that means crossing an international border. Five of those killed were from the same family, a man and four adult sons. His widow met me surrounded by 20 or so grandchildren, who were all now fatherless. Self defense? rkm ____ … Read more

Welcome to NWO: IMF as Central Bank of World

2008-10-31 Richard Moore The IMF, led by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has the power to raise money on the capital markets by issuing `AAA’ bonds under its own name. It has never resorted to this option, preferring to tap members states for deposits.      The nuclear option is to print money by issuing Special Drawing Rights, in effect … Read more

San Francisco to legalize prostitution?

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/103008LA http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2008/10/27/san-franciscos-proposition-k-starts-conversation-about-policing-sex-work SF’s Proposition K: Changing the Landscape for Sex Workers Tuesday 28 October 2008 by: Sienna Baskin and Melissa Ditmore, RH Reality Check     Next week, San Francisco voters will vote on Proposition K, which would prohibit the use of public funds to enforce laws criminalizing prostitution, and mandate that police … Read more

USPS: First Layoff In History

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=9247633 Postal Service Looks To Cut 40,000 Jobs In First Layoff In History Posted: Oct 27, 2008 11:56 PM Updated: Oct 27, 2008 11:56 PM By Jonathan McCall – bio | email SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – “We lost 2 billion dollars and like any other business we have to stay afloat.” And … Read more

Greider: Paulson’s Swindle Revealed

2008-10-31 Richard Moore http://www.thenation.com/doc/20081110/greider2/print Paulson’s Swindle Revealed by WILLIAM GREIDER October 29, 2008 The swindle of American taxpayers is proceeding more or less in broad daylight, as the unwitting voters are preoccupied with the national election. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson agreed to invest $125 billion in the nine largest banks, including $10 billion for Goldman … Read more

Argentina Collapse: Model for a People’s Response (video)

2008-10-30 Richard Moore http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_28584.shtml Argentina’s Economic Collapse  (FULL VERSION VIDEO). Citizens of the U.S. watch this. By Film Documentary Oct 24, 2008, 09:53  A Model for the People’s Response 59 minutes [video in original] Documentary on the events that led to the economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 which wiped out the middle class and … Read more

Wash Post praises US savagery in Syria

2008-10-30 Richard Moore Moualem said U.S. troops landed at a farm where they killed a father and his three children, the farm’s guard and his wife, and a fisherman. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/27/AR2008102700511.html U.S. Calls Raid a Warning to Syria Copter-Borne Troops Targeted Key Iraqi Insurgent, Officials Say By Ann Scott Tyson and Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post staff … Read more

Mass lay-offs in China

2008-10-30 Richard Moore http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/oct2008/chin-o28.shtml Global recession threatens mass lay-offs in China By John Chan  28 October 2008 A wave of protests by laid-off workers is a sign of what is to come as the global recession hits China. Like their counterparts in North America, Europe and elsewhere in the world, workers in China are being … Read more

Increasing social inequality and poverty in Germany

2008-10-30 Richard Moore http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/oct2008/oecd-o28.shtml Increasing social inequality and poverty in Germany By Dietmar Henning  28 October 2008 Social inequality and poverty have dramatically increased in Germany in recent years compared with other countries. This is the conclusion of a study published by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) last Tuesday. According to the … Read more

Richard Cook – Special Report: War or Peace?

2008-10-28 Richard Moore [David] Rockefeller had been quoted as saying at the United Nations on September 23, 1994:      “This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long. We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is … Read more

William Bowles: speculates on future

2008-10-28 Richard Moore _____________________ From: The Editor <•••@••.•••> Date: October 28, 2008 2:53:22 PM GMT+00:00 Subject: Let us speculate Let us speculate by William Bowles • Tuesday, October 28, 2008 14:42 There’s an awful lot of speculation going on right now, from both the left and right about where the latest crisis of capital is … Read more

Sarkozy proposes Sovereign Wealth Funds

2008-10-27 Richard Moore Much of the controversy on SWFs is centered on political questions. The Western policy makers fear that the operations of SWFs are largely influenced by strategic policy objectives rather than commercial interests. How terrible! Imagine governments acting in their own interest! -rkm _____ http://www.countercurrents.org/singh271008.htm Nicolas Sarkozy And Sovereign Wealth Funds By Kavaljit … Read more

Stolen Elections And Media Blackouts

2008-10-27 Richard Moore http://www.countercurrents.org/baker271008.htm Stolen Elections And Media Blackouts By Carolyn Baker 27 October, 2008Carolynbaker.net (Burlington, Vermont: October 24, 2008) Shortly before a public lecture presented at Champlain College, I sat down with Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media Studies at New York University, to ask him a number of questions regarding stolen elections-a subject … Read more

Syria: US violates yet another country!

2008-10-27 Richard Moore Is Bush trying to set a record for number of nations attacked?  -rkm _____ http://www.truthout.org/102708J http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/27/syria-helicopter-attack US Forces Kill Eight in Helicopter Raid on Syria Monday 27 October 2008 by: Ian Black and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian UK     Washington – American helicopters flying from Iraq landed inside Syria yesterday and dropped … Read more

* newslog posting *

2008-10-27 Richard Moore http://www.truthout.org/102708J http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/27/syria-helicopter-attack US Forces Kill Eight in Helicopter Raid on Syria Monday 27 October 2008 by: Ian Black and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian UK     Washington – American helicopters flying from Iraq landed inside Syria yesterday and dropped special forces who killed eight people, the Damascus government said last night, as Washington … Read more

US ‘threatens’ to quit Iraq!

2008-10-27 Richard Moore Strange. The US calls its brutal occupation “services”. Why doesn’t Iraq shout “hooray” and help them leave? -rkm _____ http://www.truthout.org/102708K http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/54795.html US Threatens to Halt Services to Iraq Without Troop Accord Sunday 26 October 2008 by: Roy Gutman and Leila Fadel, McClatchy Newspapers     Baghdad – The U.S. military has warned Iraq that … Read more