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Archive for August 2011

Ex Bush official willing to testify against Dick Cheney

August 31, 2011

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, is calling for George W. Bush and Cheney to be held accountable for their crimes in office. “I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due,” Wilkerson said. As former Vice President Dick Cheney publishes his […]

Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts

August 31, 2011

The first-ever audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve has revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts and has raised more questions about the quasi-private agency’s opaque operations. “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else,” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, said in […]

Secret pact reveals US troops stuck in Afghanistan until 2024

August 27, 2011

If you thought President Obama was ending the war in Afghanistan, think again. Your children will be fighting it in 2024 if the Pentagon has its way. Maybe you thought we’d get out of Afghanistan this very year, the drawdown date President Obama set as he surged U.S. troops into the country in December 2009; […]

US intelligence in the search for Kadhafi in Libya

August 26, 2011

The role of US intelligence in Libya in the search for Kadhafi US intelligence agencies have a crucial role to play in tracking down Libya’s Moammar Kadhafi but are anxious to keep a low profile, current and former officials said Thursday. Although the military and the State Department sought to distance Washington from the manhunt, […]

Bankers warn market crash could hit within weeks

August 26, 2011

Insurance on the debt of several major European banks has now hit historic levels, higher even than those recorded during financial crisis caused by the US financial group’s implosion nearly three years ago. Credit default swaps on the bonds of Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Intesa Sanpaolo, among others, flashed warning […]

British SAS leads hunt for Gaddafi in Libya

August 26, 2011

British special forces are on the ground in Libya helping to lead the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi. As a $1.6 million bounty was placed on his head, soldiers from 22 SAS Regiment began guiding rebel soldiers after being ordered in by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. For the first time, defense sources have confirmed […]

Warren Buffet on tax breaks for the rich

August 25, 2011

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, saying he doesn’t want to be “coddled” by Congress, says that wealthier Americans should pay higher taxes, and that higher taxes do not dampen job growth. Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, wrote in an op-ed piece in The New York Times that taxes should be raised on Americans who make […]

The Christian Sample

August 23, 2011

The light turned yellow, and the driver did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone […]

Add your signature for higher taxes on the rich

August 22, 2011

Warren Buffett has as simple message for Congress: Stop coddling the super-rich. I’m standing with Warren for higher taxes on the rich. MoveOn will deliver Buffett’s op-ed, along with all the signatures, to Congress soon and is aiming to get 350,000 Americans signed on first. Will join hundreds of thousands of other Americans calling for […]

The End of Qaddafi and other questions about Libya

August 22, 2011

All night in central Tripoli one heard mainly celebratory gunfire from the nearby newly renamed “Martyrs Square” (formerly ‘Green Square’) but so many questions are on most people minds this morning. Most hotel staff at my hotel appear crestfallen. Some ask, are the Qaddafi forces opening a trap for the rebel forces allowing them to […]