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03.Jan.2007 Essential,

Essential Reading from the Author of "Wag the Dog" for

"The Republican minority won't roll over + die.

The right-wing propaganda + spin industry won't pack it in.

The rich people, corporations and institutions who benefit from such policies aren't going to stop."
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03.Jan.2007 Pat Robertson Predicts Massive Terrorist Attack For 2007 And Fox News Spreads The Fear
"Speaker Hastert, in a final act as a constitutionally elected LEADER of the United States House of Representatives has established a "tip line" for House Pages.

As I said in a much earlier post, the Ethics Committee under Republican Rule is (WAS) pathetic."
First Lieutenant Ehren Watada still refuses Iraq deployment orders, calling the war illegal.

A six-year prison term could result. Preliminary hearings are set for Thursday. 1/4

03.Jan.2007 Bush May Have Lost Opportunity to Legally Bug Us.

You Can Bet That He's Still ILLEGALLY Doing It. 1/4
Arrested on the Golden Gate Bridge for the 3,000 US Dead 1/4
Racist, Anti-Semitic NRA Pamphlet Apparently Meant to Woo Big Corporate Donors. Go Figure. 1/4
ATVs Ruin Hunting, But NRA Supports Them 1/4

28.Nov.1982 Lord Lever admite conluio contra países pobres - Folha de S. Paulo -Aloysio Biondi
00.000.1973-00.000.1975 -Nos idos de- houve uma conspiração ou no mínimo um conluio

entre o governo dos EUA e outros países ricos, os banqueiros internacionais e os países produtores de petróleo contra os países em desenvolvimento —

e foi dela que resultou a astronômica dívida externa e a “quebradeira“ de nações como o México, Argentina, Polônia e Brasil.

A tese é sustentada há muitos anos — inclusive com base em documentos — pela publicação “International Currency Review“, de Londres que

durante todo esse tempo procurava alertar os governantes dos países desenvolvidos e os próprios banqueiros contra o desastre para o qual estavam conduzindo a economia mundial,

ao induzir os países em desenvolvimento a caírem no “conto da dívida.“
26.Dec.2006 Leo Wanta Update: Who is Christopher Story?

As I mentioned before, there are 3 people involved in the Leo Wanta story,

Wanta himself,

Michael C. Cottrell +

Christopher Story + editor for a journal titled the International Currency Review.

While I am pretty convinced this whole thing is a hoax,

I am still not sure what the objective is,

so I have been trying to figure out who these people are.

I even e-mailed Cottrell, asking how I could get a copy of his thesis, but received no response.
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Can TIG be allowed to find out if this is true?
Is this actually possible that it is happening?
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Dr Ben S. Bernanke + key Board Members
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The EU Collective Currency will be unable to handle the pressure, ... NEWS2U Extended Articles -
Here is the long article that you get when you go to that forementioned link:

By Christopher Story FRSA - International Currency Review
CIA Accused Of Bank Heist
The CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) are accused by International Currency Review, the London-based journal,

of mounting a joint ultra-secret operation to electronically remove an estimated $10 billion out of the Iraqi Central Bank

00.000.2003 -hours before the start of Persian Gulf War II.

The whereabouts of the money is not known.
“We believe it is in a secret CIA fund which will be used to mount further special services operations, such as tracking down Saddam Hussein,” said the Review’s publisher, Christopher Story.
Story is a former financial advisor to Lady Thatcher when she was Britain’s prime minister.

In the past 10 years, he has testified before several congressional committees dealing with financial scandals.
DIA coordinates all intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is headquartered in the Pentagon.
The report is titled “The Great Robbery of the Central Bank of Iraq.”

It has been sent to finance ministers of leading nations, the World Bank, the Bank of England + heads of all other major banks.
The report is bound to cause huge embarrassment to President Bush after he signed an executive order on

23.Mar.2--- ordering a worldwide hunt for the hidden assets of Saddam Hussein + his family.
The Review claims that using skilled hackers recruited by the DIA + key Iraqi bank officials who had been bribed to provide secret access codes to the Central Bank’s accounts for Saddam Hussein + his family,

the money was transferred out of the bank in a high-tech operation.
According to the General Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative agency of Congress, Saddam was estimated

00.000.1997-00.000.2000 to have accumulated “$6.6 billion from illegal oil smuggling + from illicit deals connected with the United Nations oil for food program
Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness - By Robert Parry
Like a blue-blood version of a Mob family with global reach,

the Bushes have eliminated one more key witness to the important historical events that led the U.S. military into a bloody stalemate in Iraq + pushed the Middle East to the brink of calamity......
The U.S. military is now sitting on a treasure trove of documents seized during the invasion of Iraq 00.000.2003.

The Bush administration exploited these documents to discredit the United Nations over the “oil for food” scandal of the

00.000.1990 s, ironically when Hussein wasn’t building weapons of mass destruction. But

the Bush administration has withheld the records from the 1980s when Hussein was producing chemical + biological weapons.
00.000.2004 -in-,for instance the CIA released the so-called Duelfer report, which acknowledged that the administration’s pre-invasion assertions about Hussein hiding WMD stockpiles were “almost all wrong.” But

a curious feature of the report was that it included a long section about Hussein’s abuse of the U.N.’s “oil for food” program, although the report acknowledged that the diverted funds had not gone to build illegal weapons.
Meanwhile, the report noted the existence of a robust WMD program

in the 1980s but offered no documentary perspective on how that operation had occurred + who was responsible for the delivery of crucial equipment + precursor chemicals.

In other words, the CIA’s WMD report didn’t identify the non-Iraqis who made Iraq’s WMD arsenal possible.
One source who has seen the evidence told me that it contains

information about the role of Chilean arms dealer Carlos Cardoen,

who has been identified as a key link between the CIA + Iraq for the procurement of dangerous weapons

in the 1980s.

But that evidence has remained locked away.
It is not our intent to discuss the unethical and even illegal business practices of the failed savings and loans and their governmental collaborators.

The outlandish salaries paid by S & L executives to themselves,

the subsidies to the thrifts from Congress which rewarded incompetence + fraud,

the land "flips" which resulted in real estate being sold back + forth in an endless "kiting" scheme + the political manipulation designed to delay the scandal

00.000.1988 -until after- the presidential elections are all immensely interesting and important.

But they are subjects for others' inquiries.

Our interest is in the savings and loans as living, breathing organisms that fused criminal corporations, organized crime + the CIA into a single entity that served the interests of the political + economic elite in America.

Let us begin by quickly summarizing the most blatant examples of collaboration between financial institutions, the mob + the intelligence community.-CONTINUED...
03.Jan.2007 Of all our BuzzFlash Interviews with Luminaries,

This May be Our Most Important:

Bush as a Sociopath.

A Conversation with Justin A. Frank, M.D., Author of "Bush on the Couch." - A BuzzFlash Interview
Keith Olbermann on Fire:

"If in your presence an individual tried to sacrifice an American serviceman or woman, would you intervene?

Would you at least protest?

What if he had already sacrificed 3,003 of them?

- and was then to announce his intention to sacrifice hundreds, maybe thousands, more?"

Bush is Supposed to Announce American Enterprise Institute War Escalation Plan Shortly Based on -- Get This -- the PR Theme of "Sacrifice."
Don't Hang the Messenger for Saddam Video Leak -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis

03.Jan.2007 Larry Beinhart: 2007 - Year of Madness - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
Bush's Photo Op Snubbed by Ford Family 1/3
Democratic leaders set to take control of Congress tomorrow are facing mounting pressure from liberal activists to chart a more confrontational course on Iraq + the issues of human rights + civil liberties,

with some even calling for the impeachment of President Bush.

We should hope so! 1/3
It shouldn't be surprising that it took more than 200 years for Congress to select a female speaker of the House.

The United States isn't exactly at the forefront when it comes to women in politics. 1/3
Two of the Democrats' top goals ?

- a higher minimum wage + federal funding of embryonic stem cell research ?

enjoy broad public support as the party takes control of Congress for the first time in a dozen years. 1/3

Offenbar gehen die Behörden davon aus, dass die Aufnahmen der Gefühlsausbrüche der Hinrichtungsbeobachter nicht spontan entstanden. Vielmehr glauben Regierungsvertreter an eine gezielte Infiltration des Hinrichtungskommandos durch Extremisten, die die im Irak herrschende religiöse Gewalt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten weiter anheizen wollten.

"Wer auch immer dieses Video gestreut hat, wollte den Prozess der nationalen Versöhnung torpedieren + einen Keil zwischen Schiiten + Sunniten treiben", sagte Sicherheitsberater Rubai heute:

"Im Hinrichtungsraum gab es Eindringlinge".

Routine im Anti-Terror-Kampf

Fast zwei Tage saß der Deutsche in dem Gefängnis, bis er schließlich zum Flughafen gebracht wurde.

"Viel länger hätte ich es dort nicht mehr ausgehalten", sagt er. "Jeder, der dort einsitzen muss, tut mir Leid."

Die Behandlung sei erniedrigend gewesen. Nur eine Toilette habe es für mehr als 20 Personen gegeben.

So verwegen sich die Geschichte von Majed Schehadeh anhört, so routiniert reagieren die US-Behörden.

Eine Sprecherin des US-Grenzschutzes bestätigt, dass Schehadeh die Einreise verweigert wurde.

Details will sie nicht nennen.

Möglicherweise sei ihm die für Deutsche übliche visafreie Einreise verweigert worden, "weil er vorbestraft sein könnte, oder es könnte etwas mit Terrorismus zu tun haben".

Vertreter der Einwanderungsbehörde und das das FBI wollen zu dem Fall gar nichts sagen.

Klar ist: Die Geschichte des Deutschen ist kein Einzelfall.
Gasstreit: Weißrussland verlangt Gebühr für russisches Öl
03.Jan.2007 Irakische Rechtfertigung: Milizen sollen Saddams Exekution an sich gerissen haben

03.Jan.2007 Korruptionsvorwürfe in Israel: Olmerts Bürochefin unter Hausarrest
03.Jan.2007 Einreiseverbot für Muslim: Deutscher zwei Tage in US- Knast - ohne jede Begründung
"Cassini"- Entdeckung: Methan- Regen füllt Seen auf Titan

03.Jan.2007 Flexibilität extrem: Wal- Mart will Arbeiter auf Abruf
03.Jan.2007 Rekord- Abfindung: US- Konzernchef kassiert 210 Millionen Dollar
03.Jan.2007 Miet- Misere in Frankrei: Clochards im Häuserkampf
Länger leben: Älter werden dank mehr Bildung
03.Jan.2007 400ASA Aus dem " Piano di Rinascita Democratica ", dem "Plan der demokratischen Wiedergeburt" der Geheimloge P2. Prämisse. Das adjektiv »demokratisch« will bedeuten, ...

Materialien zu »Davos. Eine Expedition ins Gebirge« - HTML-Version
Haltungen, wie sie bereits im " Piano di Rinascita Democratica " der Loge P2 vorgezeichnet wurde, sollen über dieses Publikationsprojekt ...

03.Jan.2007 Founder of Jehovah's witnesses: CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL- CHILD MOLESTER!

The truth about Charles Taze Russell : caught by his wife fonding a child in his office at night. From actual court transcripts of Russell's divorce- ...
Grid-Based Navigation for Autonomous, Mobile Robots 1 Introduction ... - HTML-Version
A key ability needed by an autonomous, mobile robot is the possibility to ... Swarm -Like Collections of Devices, in IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, Vol. ...
IT-Werkzeuge für das IT-Werkzeuge für das Supply-Chain-Management ... - HTML-Version
fordern („Bluetooth on Board “). Lösungsansatz:. Definition einer Übergangsfunktion:. Jeder Roboter analysiert die aktuelle ...

03.Jan.2007 IPR-Home Die I- SWARM Roboter werden mit einfacher, prä-rationaler on-board Intelligenz ausgestattet sein.

Solche selbstorganisierenden Schwärme können dann autonom ...
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00.000.2008 -bis-laufenden Folgeprojekt "I- Swarm " werden die Roboter nun auf eine Kantenlänge ... verkleinert + mit einer On-board Kommunikation ausgestattet, ...
Selbstorganisierte Aufgabenzuordnung für kooperierende mobile ...

Typische Beispiele hierfür sind CE- BOT [FN87], SWARM [Ben88] + ACTRESS [AMI89]. Es gibt viele Gründe, die dafür sprechen, nicht nur einen Roboter zu ...
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Visual Object Recognition by 2D-Color Camera + On-Board Information Processing for Minirobots. In: Proceedings of the FIRA Robot World Congress, Busan, ...

03.Jan.2007 US- Gefangenenlager: FBI- Bericht dokumentiert Misshandlungen in Guantanamo
03.Jan.2007 Stress im Job: Angestellte arbeiten sich krank
03.Jan.2007 Bolivia Requires Visas From US Visitors : The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday that US citizens must now obtain visas to enter the country

03.Jan.2007 Chris Hedges: America’s Holy Warriors: The former New York Times Mideast Bureau chief warns that the radical Christian right is coming dangerously close to its goal of co-opting the country’s military + law enforcement.

In CIA leak case, reporters will be key witnesses: Some journalists who made careers out of questioning government officials and bearing witness to history may soon find themselves answering questions from prosecutors as key witnesses in the CIA leak case.

03.Jan.2007 U.S. cities, states linking intelligence 'fusion' sites: The new "fusion centers" are now operating in 37 states and another covers the Washington area, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The centers, which have received $380 million in federal support since the 2001 terrorist attacks, pool and analyze information from local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
03.Jan.2007 Hamas accepts Israeli offer of 450 Palestinian prisoners for Shalit : Hamas on Tuesday accepted an Israeli offer to free 450 Palestinian prisoners in the second stage of a deal that would see the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who was abducted from his army base on 25.Jun.2006 .

03.Jan.2007 Truth at last, while breaking a U.S. taboo of criticizing Israel: Peace Not Apartheid breaks the taboo barring criticism in the United States of Israel's discriminatory treatment of Palestinians. Our government's tacit acceptance of Israel's unfair policies causes global hostility against us.

03.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: Think tank: Israel could attack Iran's nuclear program alone : The Institute for National Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University said in its annual report, released Tuesday, that Iran will possess nuclear weapons unless military action is taken against it + Israel would be capable of carrying out such an attack

03.Jan.2007 Israel to test installation to monitor Iran's nuclear activity: report: Israel on Tuesday will test, for the UN, an underground installation in the Negev desert designed to monitor any attempt by arch-foe Iran to test nuclear devices, the daily Yediot Aharonot reported.

03.Jan.2007 US unit works quietly to counter Iran's sway: For nearly a year, a select group of US officials has been quietly coordinating actions to counter the looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, including increasing the military capabilities of Arab allies such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates + Bahrain.

03.Jan.2007 How U.S. Media Reports Iranian President Speech: Ahmadinejad: Iran Will 'Humiliate' U.S.: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scorned U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed against Iran, telling a crowd Tuesday that Iran had humiliated the United States in the past and would do so again.

03.Jan.2007 What Irans Presiden said: World Arrogance spiralling downward in confrontation with Iran, Ahmadinejad : President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that the World Arrogance and the bullying powers will spiral downward in their confrontation with Iranian nation.
03.Jan.2007 Angry Muslims slam Iraq, US for Saddam death : Muslims in their thousands, both inside and outside war-torn Iraq, have lashed out at the country's Shiite leaders as well as the United States for executing Saddam Hussein during one of Islam's holiest periods.

03.Jan.2007 Saddam Hussein Hanged for the Wrong Reason: It was not the Iraqi government but its American masters that chose to execute Saddam Hussein in a great rush as soon as the first sentence was confirmed, thus canceling all the other trials on far graver charges that awaited him. The current Iraqi government had nothing to hide if those trials went ahead; the United States government did.

03.Jan.2007 Thanks For The Memories: Short video explains the CIA's role in Saddams rise to power

03.Jan.2007 An all-consuming 'war on terror': The official mantra is that we fight in Iraq because it is the "central front in the War on Terror." The exact opposite is the case.

03.Jan.2007 Iraqis who aided U.S. find closed doors: Even those who helped during the war are rarely allowed sanctuary

03.Jan.2007 Al-Qaida No. 2 attacks Arab leaders: Al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, has attacked Palestinian and other Arab leaders, accusing them of betraying Islam and collaborating with the United States and Israel, according to an Internet statement published in his name Monday.
03.Jan.2007 Islamic Army calls for 'saving Baghdad from Iranian occupation' : "Iraq is under a double, US-Iranian occupation, the worst being the Iranian Safavid (Shiite Persian) occupation," the IAI's "emir" said in an audio message posted on a website used by Iraqi insurgent groups on Monday.
03.Jan.2007 Blundering Into Somalia Yet Again -By Eric Margolis
Claims by Ethiopia that Somalia, a nation without any real military forces, threatened its border were as fanciful as assertions by Washington and Addis Ababa that the so-called "transitional government" they had installed in the town of Baidoa represented anything more than its own well-paid members.

03.Jan.2007 'Illegal' Execution Enrages Arabs -Dahr Jamail and Ali Al-Fadhily
Saddam Hussein was hanged on what is held to be a day of mercy and feasting in the Islamic world. It is usually celebrated with the slaughter of a lamb, which represents the innocent blood of Ishmael, who was sacrificed by his father, the prophet Abraham, to honour God.

03.Jan.2007 The 110th Congress: A Call For Accountability -By William A. Cohn
When the 110th United States Congress convenes on January 4th its greatest challenge will be to establish the accountability required to restore public faith in American government.

To do that it must hold to account those public officials who have abused their positions of power + public trust.

If accountability is answerability, just being voted out of office is insufficient to right the serious wrongs done 00.000.2001 -since-. Continue

03.Jan.2007 Dollar Dethroned By Red Ink -Paul Craig Roberts
00.000.2006 -During-while the US government focused on the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the US dollar declined sharply against many currencies. By

00.Dec.2006 China’s central bank was expressing its concern that the massive US trade deficit could lead to a run on the dollar + to an international financial crisis. Continue
03.Jan.2007 Energiekosten: Kartellamt veröffentlicht bundesweite Gaspreis- Liste im Internet

03.Jan.2007 Neue Zeitungsmodelle: Rückkehr der rasenden Reporter

03.Jan.2007 Konjunktur: DIW erhöht Wachstumsprognose
03.Jan.2007 Saddam- Hinrichtung: Neuer Uno- Chef wegen Äußerungen zur Todesstrafe in der Kritik

The test results are in line with other studies of patients who have suffered brain damage in roughly the same areas + are no longer able to imagine future events.

The researchers wrote: "Perhaps one of the most adaptive capacities of the human mind is the ability to fashion behaviour in anticipation of future consequences.

"Much of our everyday thought depends on our ability to see ourselves partaking in future events."

However, they made clear that further research would be needed to unlock the precise way that brain works when thinking about the future.
French homeless step up pressure French squatters occupy a Paris office block and set up a tent city to highlight the plight of homeless families.
03.Jan.2007 Wal-Mart Launches Campaign Encouraging Customers To Buy Energy-Saving Light Bulbs...
As a way to cut energy use, it could not be simpler. Unscrew a light bulb that uses a lot of electricity + replace it with one that uses much less.

03.Jan.2007 Chief Justice Roberts 8-Page Salary Memo: Judicial Pay A "Constitutional Crisis"...
Pay for federal judges is so inadequate that it threatens to undermine the judiciary's independence, Chief Justice John Roberts says in a year-end report critical of Congress.
Roberts said the judiciary will not properly serve its constitutional role if it is restricted to people so wealthy that they can afford to be indifferent to the level of judicial compensation, or to people for whom the judicial salary represents a pay increase.

- "Battle Fatigue": 2006 Pop Music Showed Increasing Political Consciousness About Iraq War...
"I was a lover, before this war." Those are the first words sung on TV on the Radio's "Return to Cookie Mountain," one of the most widely praised albums of 2006.
03.Jan.2007 Chaos Overran Iraq Plan in 2006, Bush Team Says
The plan to turn over security to the Iraqis collided with the country?s ferocious unraveling, which took most of the president?s war council by surprise.;en=0c2ab1e055ce6c16&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

03.Jan.2007 Tabling Science
'The Union of Concerned Scientists is going on the offensive in the Bush administration's war on science with a campaign that includes a handy table of elements detailing the government's information manipulation.'

(Utne article).

- Backstory: The Pentagon Goes Hollywood
'We'll leave the rest of the screenplay to William Goldman because you're probably getting the point by now. However exaggerated the above confection may be, the triumvirate of Messrs.

- Malcolm Gladwell: Open Secrets
'The national-security expert Gregory Treverton has famously made a distinction between puzzles + mysteries.

Osama bin Ladens whereabouts are a puzzle.

- Democrats To Start Without GOP Input
'As they prepare to take control of Congress this week and face up to campaign pledges to restore bipartisanship and openness, Democrats are planning to largely sideline Republicans from the first burst of lawmaking.

'House Democrats intend to pass a raft of popular measures as part of their well-publicized plan for the first 100 hours.
03.Jan.2007 Outrage mounts over 'lynch mob' hanging - BG
03.Jan.2007 SAIC To Put Attack-Simulation Tools On The Web
'With the motto &quot;Making the World Safer,&quot; the Defense Threat Reduction Agency uses computer models to play out doomsday scenarios, forecasting what might happen if an attack were launched and what could be done to minimize its effects.'The models cover biological, chemical, nuclear and other kinds of weapons.
03.Jan.2007 Democrats Set To Renew Attack On Free Speech - Paul Joseph Watson -First session of Congress sees re-introduction of federal hate crime, anti-bullying acts
FBI reports duct-taping, ‘baptizing’ at Guantanamo. - Nico -

FBI agents witnessed possible mistreatment of the Koran at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including at least one instance in which an interrogator squatted over Islam’s holy text in an apparent attempt to offend a captive,” new documents show. In other incidents, “interrogators wrapped a bearded prisoner’s head in duct tape ‘because he would not stop quoting the Koran’”; another interrogator “dressed as a Catholic priest before ‘baptizing’” a detainee.
03.Jan.2007 President Bush and Vice President Cheney repeatedly gushed - Amanda - about General George Casey over the past year,

despite recent claims by administration officials that the President “grew concerned” about Casey.
03.Jan.2007 Fox News Segment Falsely Claims That Denver Blizzard Casts Doubt On Global Warming - Amanda -

Today, prominent climate skeptics Pat Michaels and Dan Gainor appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to argue that the recent snowstorms in Denver prove there is a “Northeast bias” on global warming.

Both agreed with Cavuto’s claim that if “more of those who support global warming did not live in the East Coast, or more specifically in New York + were stationed in Denver,” they might be more skeptical of global warming.

Michaels added that “if you believe that warming causes cooling, you’re like my neighbors down in Virginia who think that if you put hot water in the ice cube tray, it freezes faster.

It doesn’t work that way.” Watch it:

The severe blizzards in Colorado weren’t necessarily caused by global warming. But they also don’t prove that climate change isn’t happening.

As the concentration of carbon dioxide increases, the frequency of extreme weather events — including snowstorms — also increases.

Additionally, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2001 report notes that “global average water vapour concentration and precipitation are projected to increase during the 21st century.”


PAT MICHAELS: Uh, Neil, if you believe that warming causes cooling, you’re like my neighbors down in Virginia who think that if you put hot water in the ice cube tray, it freezes faster. It doesn’t work that way.

And in fact, in Denver, there were very few people who, I think, tried to conflate the snowstorm with warming, they just tried to ignore the fact, that in fact it’s snowing like crazy in Denver, despite the fact that unlike in the East, where there is no warming trend in the winter temperatures, there is a warming trend in the winter temperatures in Colorado.

NEIL CAVUTO: Dan, if more of those who support global warming did not live in the East Coast, or more specifically in New York + were stationed in Denver, they might have a different take on things?

DAN GAINOR: Oh, I think so.
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ needs to be repealed, - Amanda - according to John M. Shalikashvili, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman:

“Our military has been stretched thin by our deployments in the Middle East + we must welcome the service of any American who is willing and able to do the job.”
03.Jan.2007 D.C. set to get taxation with representation. - Payson -

“After more than 200 years of paying taxes, fighting in wars and abiding by sometimes arbitrary acts of Congress, Washington, D.C., residents are close to getting their first full-fledged representative in the House of Representatives.” The 110th Congress is expected to take up legislation to “increase the voting membership of the House from 435 to 437, giving new vote each to Utah” and D.C. “The 600,000 citizens of the district are still the only residents of a national capital in any democracy in the world without full voting rights.”
03.Jan.2007 House Republicans pushing ‘Minority Bill of Rights,’ - Amanda - based on a two-year-old proposal by then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). At the time, then-Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) refused to even respond to Pelosi’s proposal. TPMmuckraker has the new letter here.
03.Jan.2007 U.S. troops do not support escalation. - Nico - Media look the other way.
03.Jan.2007 Brokaw: Hussein Execution ‘Resembled The Worst Kind Of Nightmare Out Of The Old American West’ - Nico -

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, who delivered a eulogy at President Gerald Ford’s funeral today, appeared this morning on the Don Imus radio show. Brokaw agreed with Imus that it is “difficult to imagine” how the execution of Saddam Hussein “could have turned out worse.”

“[W]e portray ourselves around the world as the champions of democracy and the rule of law,” Brokaw said, yet Hussein’s execution “resembled the worst kind of nightmare out of the old American West.” As a result, Hussein, who “had disappeared, in effect, as some kind of a symbol over there, suddenly becomes a martyr.” Watch it: Digg It! Full transcript:

IMUS: Could we have a worse turn of events with the Saddam Hussein video and all that?

BROKAW: No, it’s — you know, as we portray ourselves around the world as the champions of democracy and the rule of law — first of all, that began to unravel in the eyes of a lot of people in that part of world with Abu Ghraib and the great cruelties and indignities that were imposed on people there. The debate goes on here about Guantanamo and about access to people’s private records. And then to say that we are going to install in Iraq a judicial system and a democratic form of government and have something that resembled the worst kind of nightmare out of the old American West. Not much dignity. He was, he was a god awful man and he did have a trial, but not have control of the execution + to have it really just fuel more sectarian violence at a time when we are trying to dampen that is not helpful, which is an understatement.

IMUS: Well, I guess the New York Times reported and I was also talking to Richard about that the United States apparently unsuccessfully prevailed about Maliki to delay this.


IMUS: I wonder, I wonder why he refused? I mean…

BROKAW: I honestly don’t know either. But Saddam Hussein who had disappeared, in effect, as some kind of a symbol over there, suddenly becomes a martyr. He was a terrible tyrant who was responsible for an untold number of deaths, you know, waged his own jihad against the Shiite in that country, especially in the south following Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s + now he’s able to stand up there with the hood off and invoke prayer and even invoke the Palestinians + go out in the eyes of his people at least as a martyr.

IMUS: I mean, it’s difficult to imagine how this could have turned out worse.

BROKAW: No, it is pretty difficult to imagine + it’s, you know, just as the military commanders and the political people who are trying to run the war think that they’ve got something quieted over in one front, it pops up in another.
Contrary To Pentagon Claims, Gen. Casey Still Warning Against Troop Escalation In Iraq - Amanda -

23.Dec.2006 an anonymous Defense Department official told the Los Angeles Times that top American military commanders in Iraq, including Gen. George Casey,

had “decided to recommend a ’surge’ of fresh American combat forces.”

But in an interview last Friday, Casey told reporters that he still has doubts about an President Bush’s troop escalation plan in Iraq. From today’s New York Times:

The longer we in the U.S. forces continue to bear the main burden of Iraq’s security, it lengthens the time that the government of Iraq has to take the hard decisions about reconciliation and dealing with the militias. And the other thing is that they can continue to blame us for all of Iraq’s problems, which are at base their problems. … It’s always been my view that a heavy and sustained American military presence was not going to solve the problems in Iraq over the long term .

Additionally, according to Casey’s spokesman, the general, as of Dec. 23, had “not recommended more troops be sent here.”

The Bush administration has been heavily pushing the idea that there is support for troop escalation in Iraq. But in reality, the Joint Chiefs of Staff are unanimously opposed to Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq, as are prominent conservative senators, including outgoing Foreign Relations committee chairman Richard Lugar (R-IN) and outgoing Judiciary committee chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA). Many military officials believe that Bush has tried to bribe them into supporting his escalation plan by offering a tradeoff of increasing the size of the military.

Casey was “scheduled to shift out of Iraq in the summer.” But that now may “happen in February or March.”
03.Jan.2007 Kristol to be “star” columnist at Time. - Nico -

Time magazine’s new managing editor Richard Stengel has invited neoconservative leader + Weekly Standard editor William Kristol “to become what Stengel calls a ’star’ columnist for the magazine.” Media Matters has more.
03.Jan.2007 “It’s Alice in Wonderland.” - Payson - Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) on escalation in Robert Novak’s latest column. “I’m absolutely opposed to sending any more troops to Iraq,” Hagel tells Novak. “It is folly.”
03.Jan.2007 Goode: Ellison’s Election Shows We Are ‘Vulnerable To Infiltration’ By Those Who Want Another 9/11 - Judd -

In a letter to constituents, Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) blasted Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, for using a Koran in a private, unofficial swearing in ceremony. Goode wrote, “I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America.”

Goode’s remarks have been widely criticized as bigoted. But he’s not backing down. In an op-ed in this morning’s USA Today, Goode writes that Ellison’s election is an indication that we are at risk of “infiltration” by Islamic extremists who want another 9/11. An excerpt:

My letter also stated, “If American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Quran.”

Let us remember that we were not attacked by a nation on 9/11; we were attacked by extremists who acted in the name of the Islamic religion. I believe that if we do not stop illegal immigration totally, reduce legal immigration and end diversity visas, we are leaving ourselves vulnerable to infiltration by those who want to mold the United States into the image of their religion, rather than working within the Judeo-Christian principles that have made us a beacon for freedom-loving persons around the world.

In response to Goode’s column, the USA Today editors write, “Tolerance and religious freedom are at America’s heart. So is the nation’s embrace of people from all countries and cultures. Several million Muslims live in the USA. It is to the nation’s credit that one of them will join Congress this week.”
03.Jan.2007 Roadside bombs - Amanda - have caused “over a third of the 3,000 American GI deaths in Iraq.” The Christian Science Monitor notes that these IEDs have “bedeviled” Pentagon war planners and “the danger is increasing despite efforts to counter it.”
02.Jan.2007 January 2, 2007 - Think Progress -

“A combination of global warming + the El Niño weather system is set to make

00.000.2007 the warmest year on record with far-reaching consequences for the planet.”

President Bush “intends to reveal a new Iraq strategy within days ,” the BBC reports.

”The speech’s “central theme will be sacrifice” and will highlight a “plan to send more US troops to Iraq.”

Enraged Sunni crowds protested the hanging of Saddam Hussein on Monday, “as a mob in Samarra broke the locks off a bomb-damaged Shiite shrine + marched through carrying a mock coffin + a photo of the executed dictator.”

The Sunni protests, “which appeared to be building, could signal a spreading militancy.”

16,723 . The number of Iraqis who died violent deaths in 2006, according to Iraqi authorities. “The number of Iraqi civilians killed in political violence hit a record high in December.”

In a New York Times op-ed, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili “says he agrees with a recent Zogby poll that says American servicemembers are ready to serve alongside openly gay members of the military .”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has promised that her committee will “scrutinize” the EPA’s approach to clean air and smog regulations.

AP Asks: Why So Many Upset by Iraq Death Toll ?”

“The Iraqi government launched an inquiry” yesterday “into how guards filmed and taunted Saddam Hussein on the gallows, turning his execution into a televised spectacle that has inflamed sectarian anger.”
03.Jan.2007 SPD-Experte: Schäubles Abschussplan ist völkerrechtswidrig - sfux Harald Haack ?

Dieses Mal hat der Papst sich selbst zitiert. Das war wohl nötig. Schon im Dezember hatte er in seiner Rede zum Weltfriedenstag 2007, den die katholische Kirche seit 1967 traditionell am 1. Januar feiert, gesagt, Friede gründe sich auf die Berücksichtigung aller. In diesem Sinne mache sich die Kirche zur Verfechterin der Grundrechte jedes Menschen. Papst Benedikt XVI. warnte...
Republikanische Opferlämmer - sfux -Harald Haack ?

Der nächste US-Präsident steht offensichtlich längst fest. Scull & Bones haben das mutmaßlich geregelt + der Auserwählte, der republikanische Senator John McCain konstruiert seine Wahl zum US-Präsidenten ? wenn er sich nicht sogar selbst das alles als führende Persönlichkeit des berüchtigten Geheimbundes, dem auch George W. Bush angehören soll, ausgedacht hat.
Schäuble kündigt verfassungswidrige Absicht an - sfux -Kommentar von Harald Haack ?

Seine Machtgelüste sind offenbar unstillbar. Er will das Leben unschuldiger Menschen opfern, von Flugpassagieren und überall in Deutschland lebende Menschen, um drohende Terroranschläge ?zu verhindern?. Dass er sich damit auf die Seite von Terroristen und Verbrechern stellt und selbst zum Terroristen mutieren könnte, scheint für ihn irrelevant zu sein.
Entschuldigungen? Entschädigungen? - sfux 
Sollte früher begangenes Unrecht wieder gut gemacht werden?
Karl Weiss -

Der englische Premier Blair hat entschieden, nicht für die Gräueltaten und die Ausbeutung der Sklavenhaltung um Entschuldigung zu bitten.

Er drückte lediglich sein Bedauern aus. Die ?Zeit? springt ihm bei: Wo solle man anfangen, wo aufhören?
Iraq's PM longs to leave office Iraq's PM Nouri Maliki rules out seeking a second term in office and says he wishes his tenure was over.
03.Jan.2007 UN to probe Sudan abuse claims The UN says it will investigate allegations in a UK newspaper that peacekeepers in southern Sudan have abused children.
03.Jan.2007 Colombia murders at 20-year low Colombian police say the murder rate for 2006 was 17,206 - the lowest level in two decades.
03.Jan.2007 New UN chief sets Darfur priority New UN head Ban Ki-moon begins work with a pledge to prioritise the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.
03.Jan.2007 Mexico troops sent to border city Mexico deploys 3,000 troops and police to Tijuana on the US border to fight drug trafficking and gang violence.
03.Jan.2007 Food drops for US storm victims Helicopters drop food and hay in central parts of the US for people and cattle stranded by a major snowstorm.
03.Jan.2007 Italy urges global execution ban Italy is to lobby at the UN for a global ban on the death penalty, its Prime Minister Romano Prodi says.
03.Jan.2007 Israel 'collaborator' freed early An Israeli woman jailed for three years for aiding Palestinian militants is freed nearly a year early.
03.Jan.2007 Rare rhinos disappear in Nepal Dozens of rare one-horned rhinos have gone missing in south-western Nepal in recent years, say conservationists.
03.Jan.2007 Singapore enjoys 'healthy' growth Singapore's economy grew by 5.9% year-on-year in the fourth quarter and by 7.7% during 2006.
03.Jan.2007 Quarter say cancer 'down to fate' Over a quarter of people believe that fate will determine if they get cancer, a survey says.
03.Jan.2007 Climate 'benefits' for UK farming A project highlighting opportunities, as well as threats, from climate change is launched for farmers.
03.Jan.2007 Scan shows how brains plot future Brain scans have given US scientists a clue about how we create a mental image of our future.
03.Jan.2007 Gaddafi rejects release of medics Libya's leader rejects calls for the release of foreign medics sentenced to death for infecting children with Aids.
03.Jan.2007 Oil prices stay near $61 a barrel Oil prices remain near $61 a barrel after the death of Saddam Hussein fails to spark violence in Iraq.
03.Jan.2007 Medicines patent loophole 'found' Researchers who have found a way to bypass the legal patent on an expensive drug say others should follow suit.
03.Jan.2007 US to resume Philippine exercises The US has reversed a decision to cancel military exercise with the Philippines in a rape case row, officials say.
03.Jan.2007 Thick fog disrupts India travel Thick fog in the Indian capital, Delhi, delays flights and trains, affecting thousands of travellers.
03.Jan.2007 Bush 'to reveal Iraq troop boost' US President Bush is set to reveal a new Iraq strategy involving more American troops, the BBC learns.
Hicks' US treatment 'abominable' Australia's military prosecutor says the treatment of David Hicks at Guantanamo Bay is "abominable".
03.Jan.2007 Cozying Up to Blackhat Hackers Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Why Jim Christy, the Pentagon's toughest internet crime fighter, hangs out with hackers. By Robin Mejia for Wired magazine.
03.Jan.2007 Gallery: Chaos in Berlin Hackers and sympathizers converge at the 23rd annual Chaos Communication Congress -- 4,200 of them -- flying their mini surveillance copters and wearing LED clothes.
03.Jan.2007 Researchers Work Around Hepatitis Drug Patent - kdawson 90 -
Several readers let us know about a pair of British researchers who found a workaround to patents covering drugs used to treat hepatitis C. The developers intend to produce a drug cheap enough to supply to people in the poorest parts of the world. The scientists found another way to bind a sugar to interferon, producing a drug they say should be as long-lasting and effective as those sold (at $14,000 for a year's supply) by patent holders Hoffman-La Roche and Schering Plough. Clinical trials could begin by 2008. The article quotes developer Sunil Shaunak of Imperial College London: "We in academic medicine can either choose to use our ideas to make large sums of money for small numbers of people, or to look outwards to the global community and make affordable medicines."

Wal-Mart Is Pushing Compact Fluorescent Bulbs - anaesthetica (posted by kdawson) 455 -
While we all know from reading the internets that Wal-Mart is irredeemably evil, the world's largest retailer has committed to get compact fluorescent lightbulbs into 100 million homes this year. CFLs are found in only 6% of households today. These energy-saving bulbs use 75% less electricity than incandescents and produce far less greenhouse gas to manufacture and use. Wal-Mart seems determined to use its marketing prowess to do what hasn't successfully been done in the CFL's 25-year history: to convince consumers to pay more upfront for large savings over the product's lifetime.

Study Says 2 In 5 Bosses Lie - kdawson 400 -
Freshly Exhumed about a Florida State University study of 700 employees indicating that nearly two of five bosses don't keep their word. The study will be published later this year. From the article: "The abusive boss has been well documented in movies ('Nine to Five'), television (Fox's 'My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss') and even the Internet. 'They say that employees don't leave their job or company, they leave their boss. We wanted to see if this is, in fact, true,' said Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in FSU's College of Business."

Nach über 500 Jahren: Erste weibliche Beefeaterin bewacht Tower of London
Streit mit Großbritannien: Argentinien bekräftigt Anspruch auf Falkland- Inseln
73 v. Chr. machte ein Thraker Geschichte, weil er einen Sklavenaufstand gegen die Römer anführte: Spartakus.
Die Königsgräber der Thraker, die zwischen dem 5. und 3. Jahrhundert vor Christus angelegt wurden, sind leichte Beute für Plünderer. Mehrere Stockwerke hoch, stehen die überwucherten Grabhügel, die wie Bienenkörbe geformt sind, auf Feldern und längs der Straßen. Im 94 Kilometer langen Kasanluk-Tal, wo Kitow arbeitet, gibt es in den blühenden Rosenpflanzungen zu Füßen der Sredna-Gora-Gebirgskette und des Balkangebirges an die 1000 solcher Hügel. Etwa 25.000 weitere sind über den Rest des Landes verstreut. Viele dieser Hügel sind von frischen Spuren illegaler Grabungen gezeichnet. An vielen Stellen sind Schnitte durch den dichten Bewuchs aus Gras und Gestrüpp und durch die rostfarbene Erde gelegt. Manchmal haben die Räuber Pech und brechen ein Grab auf, das bereits in der Antike geplündert wurde. Manchmal finden sie statt Gold und Silber nur bemalte Vasen, Bronzestatuen oder Fragmente von Wandgemälden. Doch auch mit diesen Dingen lässt sich auf dem Markt für Altertümer noch guter Gewinn machen.

Dass in Bulgarien antike Schätze Eigentum des Staates sind, wurde früher sehr ernst genommen.
Reviergehabe: Karpfen kommunizieren mit kurzen Blitzen
Irak: Regierungschef Maliki schon amtsmüde
Gute Konjunktur: Fast 600.000 Arbeitslose weniger als vor einem Jahr
03.Jan.2007 Bulgarien: Goldrausch am Schwarzen Meer
03.Jan.2007 Terrorgefahr: FDP droht mit Klage gegen Schäubles Abschuss- Pläne

03.Jan.2007 Brief an die Regierung: Unionspolitiker protestieren gegen Verkauf der Bundesdruckerei

03.Jan.2007 Saddam am Galgen: Hinrichtungsvideo wird Verkaufsschlager
02.Jan.2007 Diplomatischer Vorstoß: Italien will Ächtung der Todesstrafe
03.Jan.2007 Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007  #2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran. posted by Prof. Hex
03.Jan.2007 VVN/BdA NRW - Hier wurden die Weichen gestellt

Im Industrie-Club waren annähernd 300 Industrielle.

Der Oberbürgermeister von Düsseldorf, Dr. Robert Lehr, begrüßte Hitler.

Der gleiche Robert Lehr wurde ...
Hitler als Werkzeug der Industrie - - Forum für ...

00.Mai 1922 gewann Adolf Hitler das Präsidialmitglied des Reichsverbandes der Deutschen Industrie .

In seiner Rede vor dem Düsseldorfer Industrieclub sagte er: „wir haben den ...

Die offizielle Einladung von Adolf Hitler in den Industrieclub sprach übrigens Jost Henkel vom Düsseldorfer HENKEL-Konzern aus. Auch hier sind die Bande zur ...
... von Anilin bis Zwangsarbeit ... Düsseldorfer Industrie-Club ein + schlug schon in der Einladung Alarm mit dem ... RM in die NSDAP + Adolf Hitler investiert - ohne diesen Vertrag ...

02.Jan.2007 Arbeiterfotografie-Reportage: Bilder zum Anfordern

Es müsste am Industrieclub eine Tafel angebracht werden mit dem Text:

"Hier bekam Hitler von Großindustriellen und Bankiers Beifall und Geld, ...
Peter Michaelson: Why We Are in Iraq - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
"Fury may swell insurgency: Protest over Hussein hanging suggests rising support for militants." This is a Headline from the Indianapolis Star.
As they prepare to take control of Congress this week and face up to campaign pledges to restore bipartisanship and openness,

Democrats are planning to largely sideline Republicans from the first burst of lawmaking.

Bully for the Dems!

02.Jan.2007 Lobbyists hired to align with Congress 1/3
Dennis Loo: Past Imperfect, Future Tense: On the Question of 'Checks and Balances.' - A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution
Tomgram: On the Imperial Path in 2007 1/3

02.Jan.2007 Traveling? Better get a passport before you go 1/3
Giuliani's Game Plan for 2008 Found; Former Mayor to Raise $100 Million in 2007 1/3
David Sirota: The fear of them calling us rebels 1/3

02.Jan.2007 Forscher: 160.000 Jugendliche ohne Lehrstelle

02.Jan.2007 US- Präsidentschaftswahl: Rudolph Giuliani lässt Schlachtplan in Hotel liegen

02.Jan.2007 Korruptionsverdacht: Siemens soll Schmiergeld an Saddam- Regime gezahlt haben
02.Jan.2007 Hinrichtung Saddams: Hochrangige Regierungsmitarbeiter drehten Exekutions- Video

02.Jan.2007 Neue Versuchstiere: Labor- Ratten für HIV empfänglich gemacht
02.Jan.2007 Mars- Roboter: Reife Rover werden selbstständiger
02.Jan.2007 Medienkonsum: Deutsche sehen fast vier Stunden am Tag fern
Atomstreit mit Iran: Ahmadinedschad droht Westen mit "historischem Schlag"
02.Jan.2007 Informationstechnik: Datenschutz- Beauftragter warnt vor Totalüberwachung
02.Jan.2007 Arbeitsunfähigkeit: Psychische Leiden im Job nehmen zu
30.May 2006
Think Progress » Henry Paulson: Treasury Secretary Or Cheerleader?

President Bush, on the nomination of Henry M. Paulson as Treasury secretary,

: ... He gets to unload a heafty chunk of Goldman Sachs stock tax free, ...
New 911 To Fabricate Derivatives End-Game « In Pursuit of Happiness

Of these fired bond traders, 17 were immediately hired by Goldman Sachs in London, ...

To: The Honorable Henry M. Paulson Jr. Office of the Treasury ...
Power Play - Newsweek Business -

Among them:

Hank Paulson, chairman of the blue-chip investment bank Goldman Sachs + an NYSE director.

But Grasso wanted only police + firemen + officials ...
Goldman breaks Wall Street bonus record - U.S. Business -

It was smashed by the $53.4 million that Goldman Sachs gave its chief ... in

00.Jun.---- -after President Bush nominated Henry Paulson to be Treasury secretary.
Right Thinking Girl » Business and Capitalism

Last week, Henry Paulson,? Goldman Sachs former chair, was sworn in as ... com/2006/07/17/executives-given-cut-rate-stock-options-after-911/#comment- ...
The Blog | Amy Ephron: Why (I Think) I Love Henry Paulson

Here are the reasons why I think I love Henry Paulson.

Because, as the head of Goldman Sachs, his job was to make money for other people. ...
The Blog | David Sirota: The Paulson Payoff at the Bush Treasury ...

So again, a simple question:

With Goldman Sachs handing incoming Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson an $18.7 million bonus for six months of service, ...



According to Goldman Sachs, this was probably a clerical error on their part.
portland imc - 2006.05.30 - Stop the United States of Goldman Sachs

More on Goldman Sachs

Henry Paulson + the ranchification of "Nature Conservancy" which does not seem to use recycled paper in its 'environment' magazine ...
RockThrower Bush, Rove, Gays and the Goldman Sachs Crowd.

Does Henry Paulson Support Gay Marriage? I guess the only thing I am surprised about is that it took Karl Rove ...
Henry Paulson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paulson's former Goldman Sachs co-worker, Bob Steel, has been nominated as Undersecretary ...

President Bush Nominates Henry Paulson as Treasury Secretary. ..
Die Bank :

Henry Paulson: Ein Sonnenkind aus Illinois

Goldman Sachs - der Name der vor 136 Jahren als Händler von Schuldscheinen gegründeten Investmentbank ist ...
president bush nominates henry paulson as treasury secretary
Henry Paulson - Wikipedia

Paulson (rechts) + Bush bei der Bekanntgabe des neuen Finanzministers ... Sueddeutsche: Snow geht - Goldman Sachs kommt ...
Financier Chosen To Head Treasury

President Bush named Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr. as Treasury secretary yesterday, turning to a prominent Wall Street insider to ...
National Press Club - Henry M.

00.Jan.1999 Henry Paulson became the sole chief executive officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, which at the time was the last major ...
Paulson erhielt von Goldman Sachs $45 Mio-Prämie

Börsennachrichten Der frühere CEO von Goldman Sachs Group Inc. +

derzeitige US-Finanzminister Henry Paulson hat von seinem früheren Arbeitgeber eine Prämie von 45 Millionen ...

=> Nachrichten | Paulson erhielt von Goldman Sachs $45 Mio-Prämie <= Der frühere CEO von Goldman Sachs Group Inc. +

derzeitige US-Finanzminister Henry Paulson hat ...
Rekordbonus: 53 Millionen Bonus bei Goldman Sachs — Tagesspiegel ...

Vor ihm war der Bonuskönig mit 38,3 Millionen Dollar Henry Paulson, Ex-Chef von Goldman Sachs +

mittlerweile US-Finanzminister.
LINKEZEITUNG.DE - Henry Paulson, Chef von Goldman & Sachs wird ... arrow Ausland arrow Henry Paulson, Chef von Goldman & Sachs wird neuer US- ...

Lieblingsbeschäftigung von Paulson in seiner Freizeit: Das Beobachten von ...
Göbekli Tepe, einem Hügel im Hochland zwischen den Oberläufen von Euphrat und Tigris, wie er dort in Sichtweite der türkischen Stadt Urfa eine riesige Stein-„Tempel“-Anlage entdeckt + seither teilweise ausgegraben hat. 12000 -vor fast-Jahren begonnen wurde der Bau der Anlage – damit gilt sie als ältester Großsteinbau der Welt.

Zum Vergleich: Die ersten ägyptischen Pyramiden sind 4600 Jahre alt,

die ältesten Felsentempel Maltas wurden vor 5800 Jahren, die ersten Steinreihen im französischen Carnac vor 6500 Jahren errichtet.
02.Jan.2007 Egypt: The Lost History of the Pyramids 

Lake Moeris once bordered the Fayum Oasis and on its shores was the famous Labyrinth, described by Herodotus as "an endless wonder to me". The Labyrinth contained 1,500 rooms and an equal number of underground chambers that the Greek historian was not permitted to inspect. posted by Prof. Hex
02.Jan.2007 Gobekli Tepe: Garden of Eden? 

Since 1994, archaeologist Klaus Schmidt has overseen an astonishing archaeological dig called Gobekli Tepe. Located in southern Turkey, South African palaeolithic art expert David Lewis has called Gobekli Tepe "the most important archaeological dig anywhere in the world." posted by Prof. Hex
02.Jan.2007 US 'licence to snoop' on British air travellers: Britons flying to America could have their credit card and email accounts inspected by the United States authorities following a deal struck by Brussels and Washington.

02.Jan.2007 World faces hottest year ever, as El Niño combines with global warming : As the new year was ushered in with stormy conditions across the UK, the forecast for the next 12 months is of extreme global weather patterns which could bring drought to Indonesia and leave California under a deluge.

02.Jan.2007 Poll: Americans Predict Attacks in 2007 : Another terrorist attack, a warmer planet, death and destruction from a natural disaster. These are among Americans' grim predictions for the United States in 2007.

02.Jan.2007 America's Red Ink: To put the figures in perspective, $50 trillion is $440,000 per American household and is more than nine times as much as the median household income.

02.Jan.2007 At the Capitol, VIP Roll Call Has Many No-Shows: President Bush sent his regrets; he was cutting cedar and riding his bike on his ranch in Texas. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his deputy, Richard Durbin, couldn't make it, either; they were on a trip to visit Incan ruins. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a pass, too -- as did nearly 500 of the 535 members of Congress.
02.Jan.2007 Mullah Omar issues Eid message : "Afghans have always expelled their enemies by force and no enemy or aggressive force has left Afghanistan at its own will... They have committed aggression and we will drive them out."

02.Jan.2007 Media blind to Afghan civilian deaths : This article examines several recent instances of NATO forces killing Afghan civilians

02.Jan.2007 Australia has betrayed Hicks, says Fraser: Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser says he never thought he would see the time Australia departed from providing justice to all citizens like it has with David Hicks.
02.Jan.2007 Send 500,000 impeachment letters to Pelosi by her first day as speaker Jan. 3: Emails are nice, but letters and faxes make a physical pile that form a powerful visual + that should be Pelosi opening her door and being buried by letters.
02.Jan.2007 Former Saddam judge says execution violates Iraqi law : The first chief judge who presided over Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity has said that the late dictator's execution by the Iraqi government was illegal.

02.Jan.2007 Saddam's illegal execution is part of US war plan: When will the people stand trial who have used cluster bombs and white phosphorous against the Iraqi people; those who are guilty of the siege of Fallujah and Najjaf that bombed and starved these cities' population to death; those who are responsible for the anarchy and chaos the Iraqi people had to endure after the "liberation"?

02.Jan.2007 Saddam tended birds and plants in jail, nurse says: Master Sergeant Robert Ellis was under orders to prevent the former Iraqi dictator from dying in US custody.

02.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: Did the U.S. Help Saddam Acquire Biological Weapons: It is hard to believe that, during most of the 1980s, America knowingly permitted the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission to import bacterial cultures that might be used to build biological weapons. But it happened. [Congressional Record: September 20, 2002 (Senate) ]

02.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: Self-Described Economic Hit Man John Perkins: “We Have Created the World’s First Truly Global Empire”: Most of the people in the United States have no idea that we've created this empire and, in fact, throughout the world it's been done very quietly, unlike old empires, where the army marched in.

02.Jan.2007 Americans Want a Rapid Exit from Iraq but Elected Leaders Aren’t Even Considering It: Ending the occupation will reduce violence, immediately save more than $100 billion and respect the wishes of the American people. Why is Washington, DC ignoring the obvious?
02.Jan.2007 Lynching...- By Riverbend
A lynching shall go down in history as America's biggest accomplishment in Iraq. So who's next? Who hangs for the hundreds of thousands who've died as a direct result of this war and occupation? Bush? Blair? Maliki? Jaffari? Allawi? Chalabi?

02.Jan.2007 The Barbaric Lynching of President Saddam Hussein -By Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
On the Holy day of Eid, the world watched in horror at the barbaric lynching of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, allegedly for crimes against humanity. This public murder was sanctioned by the War Criminals, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair.

02.Jan.2007 Conveniently Forgotten -By Tariq Ali
It was symbolic that 2006 ended with a colonial hanging - most of it shown on state television in occupied Iraq. It has been that sort of year in the Arab world. The trial was so blatantly rigged that even Human Rights Watch had to condemn it as a travesty.

02.Jan.2007 The Conscience Of The Conqueror. - The western anti war movement - the left boot of imperialism? - By Kola Odetola
The silence of the western antiwar movement on the lynching of Saddam Hussein is deafening and is increasingly beginning to prove what a lot of discerning people have suspected all along – that the mainstream anti-war movement (including large parts of its left wing) in the west is the well concealed left boot of western imperialism, the conscience of the conqueror.

02.Jan.2007 Rings of War -By Charley Reese
The soldiers can't declare peace. The people of Iraq can't declare peace. Only the American politicians can end this war + they can't end it by sending more Americans to the killing fields. That ploy didn't work in Vietnam + it won't work in Iraq.

02.Jan.2007 The US-Saudi-Wahabi Nexus ! -By K Gajendra Singh

The break up of US-Saud-Wahab  nexus will release the Muslim masses kept chained to backward ideas and usher in modern education, science, new ideas and progress to face the West. Continue
02.Jan.2007 As they prepare to take control of Congress this week and face up to campaign pledges to restore bipartisanship and openness,

Democrats are planning to largely sideline Republicans from the first burst of lawmaking. Bully for the Dems!
No Bushevik Compassion for Iraqis that He Has Condemned to the Charnel House. "Thousands flee Iraq every day, but the U.S. has placed strict limits on the number of Iraqi refugees allowed to settle in America."
Shiites Fear Betrayal by Busheviks. Add Your Name to the List.
Old story: Women may have it worse at retirement
Fearing President Bush is poised to escalate the Iraq war, several New England Democrats said they will support spending restrictions to block a potential troop surge, or even leverage a withdrawal.
President Bush began 2006 assuring the country that he had a ?strategy for victory in Iraq.? He ended the year closeted with his war cabinet on his ranch trying to devise a new strategy, because the existing one had collapsed. Duh, tham makes how many years of mission unaccomplished. Why do red staters back losers? They wouldn't back a losing football team, but they back a complete loser and sociopath as president. 1/2

02.Jan.2007 Is Bush a Sociopath? Most Decidedly.
Bush's Legacy of a Lifetime of Failure and Years of Meaningless War in Iraq: 3,000 GI Deaths in Iraq, Countless Tears at Home. And More Than 600,000 Iraqis Estimated Killed. Saddam is Dead, But the Mainstream Media is Still Treating Bush as a Credible Leader. New Year Starting Same as the Old. 1/2

02.Jan.2007 3000th GI (men, women and grandparents) die for a mistake of sociopaths -- Bush's bubbly champagne tonight fizzes with tang of American blood 1/2
02.Jan.2007 The must-read American Injustice index is here, not where I said it was in yesterday's post.
Also, we should add one further observation to our summary of the life and works of Saddam Hussein: 02.Jan.2007'know all those people he tortured and killed? Lot of 'em were communists . Which is why the torture and killing did not bother Americans at the time.

02.Jan.2007 Standorte: Deutschland hat wettbewerbsfähigste Wirtschaft der Eurozone
Mega- Sturm: Tausend Urlauber sitzen auf Helgoland fest
02.Jan.2007 Louisiana: New Orleans rutscht südwärts weg

02.Jan.2007 Terrorabwehr: SPD schießt Schäubles Abschussplan ab
02.Jan.2007 Hirn ohne Prionen: Klon- Rinder sollen BSE- resistent sein
02.Jan.2007 HipHop- Star Nas: "Die wahren Krimis will niemand hören"
02.Jan.2007 Davids Medienkritik: ZEIT

Just a year and a half ago the majority of Germans were certain the USA and its President represented a greater danger to world peace than Saddam Hussein, ...
20041210 GATELY ROBERT GENE : Covert Action Information Bulletin 1980-#10 (42). ... Security Council, angeführt von CIA -Topagent General John Singlaub + dem ...

Zynisches Genie oder Künstler ?

Ein "Genie des Zynismus" nennt der KGB-General a.D. Alexej Kondaurow seinen früheren Kollegen Surkow: Beide dienten Anfang der neunziger Jahre in der Bank Menatep von Michail Chodorkowski, der danach zum Chef des Ölkonzerns Jukos aufstieg. Im Oktober 2003 wurde Chodorkowski verhaftet und danach zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt. Surkow mochte das staatliche Vorgehen weder rechtfertigen, noch kritisieren. Er sei da "befangen", verriet er dem SPIEGEL in einem Gespräch im Juni 2005. Gleichwohl warnt er vor einer "oligarchischen Revanche" - was bedeutet, dass politische Kräfte, die mit Finanzoligarchen verbündet sein könnten, aus der russischen Politik ferngehalten werden. Macht und Möglichkeiten der Finanzmogule kennt Surkow wie kaum ein Zweiter. Als Kommunikationsfachmann war er außer für Chodorkowski noch für die einflussreiche Alfa-Gruppe tätig und Vize des Ersten Fernsehkanals, als der noch zur Hälfte dem später nach London geflüchteten Magnaten Boris Beresowski gehörte.

Präsident Putin, so ist aus dem Kreml zu hören, schätze Surkows Effizienz und Kreativität. Surkow sei "ein Künstler, ein Avantgardist, ein Konstruktivist", für den Ideologie eine Art Design sei, schreibt der Moskauer Publizist Alexander Prochanow nach mehreren Begegnungen mit dem politischen Chefdesigner des Kreml.
Stimmt es, dass die Patienten schuld sind, die nicht recht kooperieren?
Wahrscheinlich nicht. Eine großangelegte Studie von Kölner Forschern stellt nicht den Patienten, sondern den Ärzten ein verheerendes Zeugnis aus. Die Forscher verschickten einen Fragebogen an niedergelassene Allgemeinärzte, Internisten und Kardiologen, um deren Basiswissen über die Behandlung von Bluthochdruck abzufragen. Peinliches Ergebnis: Von den 11.547 Ärzten, die den Bogen zurückschickten, wussten gerade einmal 4103, ab welchem Wert man überhaupt von Bluthochdruck spricht; ausreichende Kenntnisse auf dem Gebiet (mindestens fünf von acht Fragen richtig) hatte nicht einmal ein Viertel der Mediziner.
"Wir brauchen viel mehr Studien dieser Art", sagt Matthias Schrappe, wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer der Universität Witten/Herdecke. "Was nützt alle Grundlagenforschung über Zellen und Moleküle, was nützen alle teuren klinischen Studien über die Wirksamkeit von Medikamenten, wenn dieses Wissen die Patienten gar nicht erreicht?"

02.Jan.2007 Atomstreit: Iran will Nuklearprogramm trotz Sanktionen vorantreiben
Saddams Exekution: Irakische Regierung fahndet nach Quelle des Hinrichtungsvideos
02.Jan.2007 Kleines deutsches Wirtschaftswunder: 39 Millionen Erwerbstätige - und 2007 kommen Zehntausende Jobs dazu
02.Jan.2007 Erdbebenforscher: Jute und Flachs statt Kohlefaser
02.Jan.2007 Chinesische Regierung: Währung soll um fünf Prozent zulegen
Scan shows how brains plot future Brain scans have given US scientists a clue about how we create a mental image of our future.
02.Jan.2007 DieHard, the Software - ScuttleMonkey 17 - Roland Piquepaille writes

"No, it's not another movie sequel. DieHard is a piece of software which helps programs to run correctly and protects them from a range of security vulnerabilities. It has been developed by computer scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst — and Microsoft. DieHard prevents crashes and hacker attacks by focusing on memory. Our computers have thousands times more memory than 20 years ago. Still, programmers are privileging speed and efficiency over security, which leads to the famous "buffer overflows" which are exploited by hackers."

Dinsmore Documentation  presents  Classics of American Colonial History - Butler, James Davie
Title: “British Convicts Shipped to American Colonies.”
00.Oct.1896 Citation: American Historical Review 2 (): 12-33 HTML by Dinsmore Documentation * Added May 13, 2002

02.Jan.2007 Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions - Le Cercle It failed after a lawsuit in which Giannini vowed to fight the "Wall Street ... Richard Pipes, Richard V. Allen, Kenneth deGraffenreid, William Casey, .

02.Jan.2007 07.Dec.2000 NucNews- The strategy would rely on the filing of huge lawsuits against polluters as an alternative to the enforcement of federal regulations and would borrow ...
18.Dec.2000 NucNews- Although a lawsuit against the hospital was successful + it owes the ... Henry A. Kissinger in the Nixon administration + Richard V. Allen in the Reagan ...
02.Jan.2007 RIAA Goes for the Max Against AllofMP3 - ScuttleMonkey 27 - Spad writes

"Zeropaid is reporting that as part of its ongoing lawsuit, the RIAA will be seeking the maximum of $150,000 per song for each of the 11 million MP3s downloaded from the Russian between June and October last year. This amounts to roughly $1.65 trillion, probably a tad more than AllofMP3 has made in its lifetime. A representative of AllofMP3 stated: 'AllofMP3 understands that several U.S. record label companies filed a lawsuit against Media Services in New York. This suit is unjustified as AllofMP3 does not operate in New York. Certainly the labels are free to file any suit they wish, despite knowing full well that AllofMP3 operates legally in Russia. In the mean time, AllofMP3 plans to continue to operate legally and comply with all Russian laws.'"
Mars Rovers' Software Upgraded - kdawson 37 - cheros writes to note the news that

NASA is upgrading the software in the Mars rovers to make them smarter in a number of ways. From the article: "The unexpected longevity of Spirit and Opportunity is giving the space agency a chance to field-test on Mars some new capabilities useful both to these missions and future rovers. Spirit will begin its fourth year on Mars on Jan. 3 (PST); Opportunity on Jan. 24. In addition to their continuing scientific observations, they are now testing four new skills included in revised flight software uploaded to their onboard computers."
The end of “January junkets.” - Judd -

“The January junket to warmer climates — a postholiday tradition of sorts for some members of Congress — could be headed to the wayside. An accelerated work schedule set up by the new Democratic leadership has put a halt on many January excursions funded by lobbyists.”
01.Jan.2007 ‘Stay The Course’ Named Top Catchphrase of 2006 - Judd -

Global Language Monitor, an organization that “documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language the world over” has named “stay the course” the top catchphrase of 2006.

The phrase was used repeatedly by the Bush administration to describe their strategy in Iraq. Watch just a few examples:

Subsequently, the White House subsequently claimed their policy has “never been…stay the course.” President Bush will soon unveil a “new way forward” for Iraq, which is expected to involve sending more U.S. troops to Iraq. 01.Jan.2007 Chief Justice Roberts laments ‘constitutional crisis.’ - Judd - He says pay for federal judges is too low. Roberts earns $212,000 per year. Judges on federal appeals courts earn $175,100.
01.Jan.2007 Scientist Organizes Resistance To Polygraphs - kdawson 2 - George Maschke writes

"Brad Holian, a senior scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is using a blog to organize resistance to plans for random polygraph and drug testing of Lab scientists. Holian writes: 'Polygraphy is an insulting affront to scientists, since a committee of the National Academy of Sciences has declared that, beyond being inadmissible in court, there is no scientific basis for polygraphs. In my opinion, by agreeing to be polygraphed, one thereby seriously jeopardizes his or her claim to being a scientist, which is presumably the principal reason for employment for many scientists at Los Alamos.'"
Researchers: Humpback whales found to share high IQ brain cells with humans 11/28/2006 - According to a report published in The Anatomical Record, humpback whales' cortexes contain spindle neurons, a type of cell only found in humans, great apes and other cetaceans like dolphins...
01.Jan.2007 Zwei Video Passagen der Saddam Exekution - sfux 

30.Dez.2006 Das Urteil gegen Saddam wurde kurz nach 6:00 Uhr Ortszeit (4:00 Uhr MEZ) in Bagdad durch Erhängen vollstreckt.

Die Hinrichtung verlief nach offizieller Darstellung schnell und ruhig.

Vor der Exekution habe Saddam das sunnitisch-islamische Glaubensbekenntnis gesprochen.

Er habe anschließend keine weitere Bemerkung mehr gemacht, während er zum Galgen geführt worden sei.
Eine im Internet kursierende Amateuraufnahme der Hinrichtung widerspricht jedoch dieser...

Saddams langer Weg zum Galgen - sfux -Persönlichkeit und Werdegang des irakischen Ex-Diktators - Malte Olschewski -

In verdächtiger Eile hat man den irakische Ex-Diktator Saddam Hussein zum Galgen geführt. Ursprünglich wollte man, auch wenn es Jahre gedauert hätte, alle zwölf Fälle der Anklage verhandeln. Mehrere Gründe sollten die Vollstreckung jenes Todesurteils beschleunigen, mit dem...
Brazil's Lula sworn in to office Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is sworn in for a second term in front of thousands of supporters.
01.Jan.2007 Ban Ki-moon takes over at UN South Korea's Ban Ki-moon begins his position as secretary general of the United Nations.
01.Jan.2007 India finishes controversial dam India completes construction of a controversial dam, nearly two decades after it launched the project.
01.Jan.2007 Flying To the US? Pay In Cash - kdawson 99 - pin_gween writes to point us to a report in the Telegraph that

British travelers using a credit card to purchase their ticket may now have their credit card and email accounts inspected by US authorities.

00.Oct.2006 -since-This has been true- when the US + the EU agreed about what information the US could demand from airlines and how this information would be handled.

But details of the agreement only recently came to light following a Freedom of Information request.

The US says it will "encourage" US carriers to reciprocate to any requests by European governments. From the article:

"[T]he Americans are entitled to 34 separate pieces of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data...

Initially, such material could be inspected for seven days but a reduced number of US officials could view it for three + a half years.

Should any record be inspected during this period, the file could remain open for eight years...

'It is pretty horrendous, particularly when you couple it with our one-sided extradition arrangements with the US,' said [a human rights activist].

'It is making the act of buying a ticket a gateway to a host of personal email and financial information.

While there are safeguards, it appears you would have to go to a US court to assert your rights.'"
U.S. Mass Declassified Documents At Midnight - kdawson 75 - Alchemist253 writes

"Advocates of open government have another reason to celebrate New Year 2007: at midnight hundreds of millions of U.S. government documents that were classified more than 25 years ago got automatically declassified. Various agencies have applied for exemptions for specific documents, but nonetheless there should be a release of a number of interesting papers." From the article: "'It is going to take a generation for scholars to go through the material declassified under this process,' said Steven Aftergood, who runs a project on government secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists."
Council of the EU Says "We Cannot Support Linux" - kdawson 30 - -

"The Council of the EU has a streaming service so that we can watch its meetings — but the service can only be accessed by Mac or MS Windows users.

This is because they employ WMV format for the videos.

In the FAQ they express a really strange opinion about this: 'The live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union can be viewed on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh platforms.

We cannot support Linux in a legal way. So the answer is: No support for Linux.' An online petition has been set up to create pressure to convince the EU council to change its service to one that is platform independent."
Ministerpläne: Schäuble will Abschuss von Passagierjets bei Terrorgefahr erlauben

01.Jan.2007 Zukunftsforschung: "Erleuchtung im Supermarkt"
01.Jan.2007 Konjunktur: Regierung und Industrie setzen auf Boomjahr 2007

01.Jan.2007 Präsidentschaft: Deutschland führt G8 und vergrößerte EU
01.Jan.2007 Irak: US- Flugzeug soll Parteigebäude in Bagdad bombardiert haben
01.Jan.2007 Indonesien: Passagierflugzeug mit 102 Menschen an Bord spurlos verschwunden
01.Jan.2007 Atomprogramm: Nordkorea schwärmt von nuklearer Abschreckung

01.Jan.2007 Neujahrsansprache: Bush will Anti- Terror- Krieg 2007 eisern weiterführen
01.Jan.2007 He takes his secrets to the grave. Our complicity dies with him -By Robert Fisk
How the West armed Saddam, fed him intelligence on his 'enemies', equipped him for atrocities - and then made sure he wouldn't squeal.

01.Jan.2007 Hold these grotesque executioners to account -By Iain Macwhirter
The execution of Saddam may have brought "closure" to the White House, but it left a bitter taste in the mouths of the rest of us.

He was executed under the auspices of an Anglo-American occupation that has brought little but death and destruction to Iraq. Continue

01.Jan.2007 Selective Justice And The Execution Of Saddam Hussein -By Gregory Elich
It is impossible to avoid concluding that the trial of Saddam Hussein was little more than a case of selective justice,

meant to provide post-justification for an invasion that was itself a grave violation of international law. Continue

01.Jan.2007 The Executioner's Face is Always Well Hidden-By Jerry Ghinelli
The government of France announced early today that former US President George Walker Bush was executed for crimes against humanity, after all his legal appeals had been thoroughly exhausted.

01.Jan.2007 Bush's Legacy of a Lifetime of Failure and Years of Meaningless War in Iraq:

3,000 GI Deaths in Iraq, Countless Tears at Home.

And More Than 600,000 Iraqis Estimated Killed.

Saddam is Dead, But the Mainstream Media is Still Treating Bush as a Credible Leader.

New Year Starting Same as the Old.
3000th GI (men, women and grandparents) die for a mistake of sociopaths -- Bush's bubbly champagne tonight fizzes with tang of American blood
It's 2007. Time to Take America Back from the Lunatics. Happy New Year!

01.Jan.2007 Bush to Americans: I Will Be as Stupid, Ineffective, Dishonest + Sociopathological in 2007 as I Have Been for the Last Six Years. It's About Me, Bush Assures Us, It's About Me. 1/1
Baghdad Burning: "America the savior? After nearly four years and Bush's biggest achievement in Iraq has been a lynching." 1/2

01.Jan.2007 A Formal Intervention with a Dry Drunk President 1/1
Bring in 2007 by Watching an Original Video of James Brown Performing "I Feel Good" 1/1
Birth of the First Multinational Super Union to Provide a Counterpoint to Multinational Corporations 1/2
Captors to Saddam: "Go to hell." Saddam: "The hell that is Iraq?" 1/1

01.Jan.2007 Brent Budowsky. New Year: The Triumph Of New Media, New Politics, New Optimism and New Leadership. 1/1
01.Jan.2007 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland |

00.000.1998-00.000.2005 IRA Statements Key IRA statements 1998-2005.

... and then was plunged into crisis as the Northern Bank's headquarters in Belfast were robbed on

Der Januskopf der IRA - Instrument der Befreiung + der Counterinsurgency ... Armee ( IRA ) + Mitglied des General Headquarters (GHG) der IRA gewesen ...

01.Jan.2007 Unfälle: Etliche Tote und Verletzte in der Silvesternacht

01.Jan.2007 Aufschwung: Industrie schraubt Wachstumsprognose auf mehr als zwei Prozent

01.Jan.2007 Neujahr 2007: Die Welt feierte mit Konfetti, Diamanten und Leuchtsternen
01.Jan.2007 Injustice As the year closes, let us look back upon the depth and vigor of the screwing we just underwent.

The American Injustice Index is here is here; a few selections follow:
Wages that an average CEO earns before lunchtime: more than a full-time minimum wage worker makes in a year
Ratio of the average U.S. CEO’s annual pay to a minimum wage worker’s: 821:1
Average amount that companies spend to recruit a new CEO from outside the company: $2,000,000
Probability that the newly hired CEO will either quit or be fired within the first eighteen months: 1 in 2
Estimated number of people lined up outside the new M&M store set to open in Times Square responding to ads for “on-the-spot” hiring for 200 jobs, 65 of which were fulltime: between 5,000 and 6,000
Starting salary that drew them there: $10.75 per hour
Percentage increase in out-of-pocket medical expenses for the average American in the past 5 years: 93
Estimated amount the U.S. would save each year on paperwork if it adopted single-payer health care: $161,000,000,000

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