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  • Sex, drugs and hiding from the law at Wall Street protests

    10/10/2011 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Copyright 2011 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved ^ | Last Updated: 9:42 AM, October 10, 2011 | By LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT and BOB FREDERICKS
    The criminals are crashing the party. Lured by cheap drugs and free food, creepy thugs have infiltrated the crowd of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park for Occupy Wall Street.... “I got warrants. I’m running from the law,” boasted Dave, 24, a scrawny, unshaven miscreant in filthy clothes from Stamford, Conn. “I’m not even supposed to be here, but it’s as good a spot as any to hide.” Wanted for burglary, the drug-addled fugitive said some of his hard-partying pals clued him in that the protest was a good place to be fed, get wasted and crash. Drugs can be...
  • PICKET: Communists hijacking 'occupy wall street' movement?

    10/09/2011 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies ^ | October 9, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Not to be outdone by the likes of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who claimed there is "horrible repression" of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters or by an Iranian commander who called the demonstrations an "American Spring," Communist Party USA wants in on the "Occupy" protest action.
  • The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists

    10/08/2011 6:26:07 PM PDT · by marty60 · 24 replies
    Stalin Resource Library ^ | December, 1924 | JV STALIN
    ...... But in addition to circumstances of an external nature, there were also a number of favorable internal conditions which facilitated the victory of the October Revolution. Of these conditions, the following must be regarded as the chief ones: Firstly, the October Revolution enjoyed the most active support of the overwhelming majority of the working class in Russia. Secondly, it enjoyed the undoubted support of the poor peasants and of the majority of the soldiers, who were thirsting for peace and land. Thirdly, it had at its head, as its guiding force, such a tried and tested party as the...
  • Occupy Wall Street” Protester Spews Vile Anti-Semitism: “The Jews Control Wall Street, F--- The Jews

    10/05/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/5/11 | redodostonage
    Challenge for the left: Find us one instance at a tea party that comes even close to this venom, and please, no far-left LaRouche supporters holding Hitler signs, they are not conservatives.
  • Occupy Wall Street warned of a 'Journalist & Jew'

    10/05/2011 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Joel Gehrke
    Well, that didn't take long. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has already displayed some forceful anti-semitism. And unlike, for instance, the claim that Tea Partiers shouted racial slurs at black Democratic members of Congress, the anti-semitism is on video. One blogger with ("redefining the media," that lot) took a shot at "Journalist & Jew Natalie Rothschild" because she wrote an item on what she called "Monty Python's Occupy Wall Street" that pointed out the absurd aspects of the protest - sorry, "revolution;" they're revolutionaries down there.
  • J Street lobbies Congress to ensure U.S. won’t cut off aid to Palestinian Authority

    09/14/2011 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    haaretz ^ | 9/14/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    After J Street announced its opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, the leaders of the leftist pro-Israel group recently launched a new campaign lobbying members of Congress to support a new Congressional letter urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the U.S. will not cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority. The letter to Obama was initiated by Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Peter Welch (D-VT), in which they express their concern about recent proposals to cut assistance to the Palestinian Authority, saying that such a step “would diminish prospects for peace and regional stability in...
  • Wall Street's Rough Day, Part 2 (Hannity Video, Newt On Point!)

    08/20/2011 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | August 18, 2011 | Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich
    2012 candidate Newt Gingrich on market volatility, president’s leadership. Part 2 Part 1
  • Forced to strip naked in the street: Shockingscenes as rioters steal clothes and riflethrough

    08/09/2011 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Daily Mail | 8/9/11 | Staff
    This is the shocking moment a young man is apparently forced to hand over all of his clothes after appearing to be stripped naked during lawless riots overnight. Internet rumours last night claimed that on top of the widespread destruction across London and Birmingham, people were having their clothes removed by looters as police attempted to contain the criminality. Reports on Twitter claimed some people were being stripped, while another shocking video shows a bleeding teenager being robbed in broad daylight by lawless thugs who pretend to help him to his feet.
  • J Street Poll: Obama's Jewish support tops Republicans

    07/21/2011 1:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies ^ | 7/21/11 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER JERUSALEM POST CORRESPOND
    Majority of US Jews disapproves of Obama's Arab-Israeli conflict policy; separate poll shows Muslims blame West for domestic problems. WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama handily defeats his current Republican presidential opponents among Jewish voters, according to a poll put out by J Street Thursday. At the same time, the majority of American Jews disapproves of his handling of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the poll found. Obama currently enjoys 63 percent of the American Jewish vote compared to 24% for Mitt Romney and 67% when facing off against Michele Bachmann, who received 19% support, according to the poll. Romney, the former...
  • New York Atheists Angry Over 'Heaven' Street Sign Honoring Sept. 11 Victims

    06/21/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/21/11
    A group of New York City atheists is demanding that the city remove a street sign honoring seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks because they say the sign violates the separation of church and state. The street, “Seven in Heaven Way,” was officially dedicated last weekend in Brooklyn outside the firehouse where the firefighters once served. The ceremony was attended by dozens of firefighters, city leaders and widows of the fallen men. “There should be no signage or displays of religious nature in the public domain,” said Ken Bronstein, president of New York City Atheists. “It’s...
  • J Street: PM refuses to meet delegation

    06/06/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/6/11 | Itamar Eichner
    Despite enjoying a hearty welcome at the US Congress recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to meet with a delagation of representatives organized by J Street, the liberal Jewish lobby said Sunday. Congressmen cheered Netanyahu on enthusiastically 50 times during his speech, 29 of those being standing ovations. However when five of those same Congress members planned a visit Israel, requesting a meeting with the prime minster or any other official representative of the state, not a single one complied. The delegation, composed of Democratic Congress members, was set to arrive in Israel on Monday. The trip was initiated...
  • Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View

    05/11/2011 12:46:03 PM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 5-10-11 | FRANK JORDANS
    GENEVA (AP) -- Google is threatening to wipe photographs of streets and houses in Switzerland from its online maps unless the country's supreme court overturns a ruling requiring an absolute guarantee of anonymity for people captured on the popular Street View service. Shutting down Street View in an entire country would be the Internet search giant's most severe response yet to complaints it is violating people's privacy. The Mountain View, California-based company said Wednesday it will ask the Swiss Federal Tribunal to throw out a lower court decision that obliged it to ensure all faces and vehicle license plates are...
  • Mobs kill 6 'robbers' in Gazipur, Habiganj (Bangladesh)

    04/10/2011 9:18:48 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 4 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | 4-10-2011 | Staff
    Six alleged robbers were beaten to death and five injured by mobs in Kapasia of Gazipur and Lakhai of Habiganj yesterday. In Kapasia, villagers at Dighirkandi of Kurihata union caught nine robbers at around 8:30pm. They killed four before police could reach the spot. The five others were rescued critically injured and rushed to local hospital, said Kapasia police. Of the dead, only one--Masud, 35, of Mymensingh--could be identified. The gang was preparing to commit robbery in the houses of Monir and Zakir, who have recently returned from Saudi Arabia, Officer-in-Charge Jamal Uddin Meer of Kapasia Police Station told The...
  • Danon: If J Street Fights Israel, We'll Fight Back

    03/23/2011 8:49:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 3/23/11 | Elad Benari and Hezki Ezra
    The Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee held a special discussion on Wednesday on the subject of J Street, the supposedly pro-Israel organization which in fact is sympathetic towards terror groups such as Hamas. “The committee’s conclusion is very loud and clear,” committee chair MK Danny Danon told Israel National News. “You cannot be pro-Israel if you work against the interests of the State of Israel.” Danon noted that “J Street is pro-Palestinian. It’s not a pro-Israeli organization. We told the people who came to the discussion, especially those who came from Washington, that they have to be Zionist...
  • J Street head in Israel to lobby Knesset over group's commitment to Israel

    03/20/2011 8:21:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/20/11 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Knesset committee scheduled to debate on whether J Street is sufficiently 'committed' to Israel to be called a pro-Israel organization. The leftist pro-Israel lobby J Street launched a petition and letter writing campaign on Sunday calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to treat J Street and other pro-peace movements as allies. The Knesset committee is scheduled to debate this Wednesday whether J Street is sufficiently "committed" to Israel to be called a pro-Israel organization. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, who arrived in Israel in order to participate in the debate, said in a letter that the petition is intended to...
  • Women in the Cairo Street Scenes: a Troubling Photo Essay

    02/06/2011 9:17:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/11 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    For days now, the mainstream and leftstream media have been telling us that the Muslim Brotherhood is not dangerous, not radically Islamist—but that even if they are Islamist that they are popular amongst the people. Western leftists view the Brothers as engaged in a Hamas-like form of soup kitchen social work/theocratic totalitarianism, but who nevertheless have earned the right to be democratically voted into power by the people. They have been invited to join the negotiations with Mubarak's regime. Short-sightedly, they claim that if we are serious about standing for democracy and the vote, that we have no choice but...
  • J Street Launches Campaign Against Ros-Lehtinen

    01/19/2011 3:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 1/19/11 | Alana Goodman
    J Street is calling on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to return campaign contributions that she received from Irving Moskowitz, the financier behind the new construction at the Shepherd’s Hotel site. Yes, the George Soros–funded J Street is criticizing someone for taking money from a controversial philanthropist. This is too easy: With the two-state solution hanging by a thread, what a terrible signal it sends for an American political leader to be so cozy with a far-right political funder whose actions undermine the foreign policy of the United States and makes a two-state solution harder to achieve. Ros-Lehtinen, the new Republican chair...
  • Jewish group J Street goes from hiding Soros funding to sending out letters defending him

    11/16/2010 5:11:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/16/10 | Mark Hemingway
    When we last heard from J Street, the liberal Jewish group founded by the left to counter the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) and has strained diplomatic relations with Israel, they had been caught lying about receiving funding from left-wing patron George Soros: The Jewish-American advocacy group J Street, which bills itself as the dovish alternative to the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby, has secretly received funding from billionaire George Soros despite previous denials that it accepted funds from the Hungarian-born financier and liberal political activist. Tax forms obtained by The Washington Times...
  • VIDEO: RJC: The Mystery of J Street - Solved

    10/28/2010 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Nachum
    You Tube ^ | 10/28/10 | Republican Jewish Coalition
    "How can a left-wing group like J Street call itself pro-Israel when..." Learn the truth about J Street - if you dare! (Video at link)
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/26/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Candybar · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media
    Zubi Diamond is the author of a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". The book is about the crash of the U. S.stock market and certain money markets around the world and who is responsible for this.
  • J Street under fire after attempting to aid Goldstone

    10/03/2010 10:23:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 10/3/10 | GIL SHEFLER
    Ben-Ami: Appearance of unfavorable stories is part of concerted effort to undermine J Street and its message at a critical time in negotiations. Critics of J Street rebuked the dovish advocacy group on Friday after it emerged it had considered facilitating meetings between Judge Richard Goldstone and congressmen. The Washington Times reported on Thursday that J Street approached several US lawmakers in November 2009 asking whether they would be interested in meeting the author of the UN report on the war in Gaza, to ask him questions on his findings.
  • As Obama Punishes Success Wall Street is Declining

    09/20/2010 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-20-10 | Curt
    Surprise surprise surprise: Inside the great investment houses on Wall Street, business has taken a surprising turn — downward. Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating. Big financial institutions, including commercial banks, are still making a lot of money. But given unease in the financial markets and the economy, brokerages and investment banks are not making nearly as much as their executives, employees and investors had hoped. After an unusually sharp slowdown in trading this summer, analysts are rethinking their profit forecasts for 2010. ~~~ The downward slide on Wall...
  • Et tu, Grover? Sesame Street Recognizes 'Palestine'

    08/25/2010 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 8/25/10 | Gil Ronen
    Grover, the charismatically blue character from the classic televised children's show Sesame Street, seems to be playing both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict of late. The furry 'muppet' is hosting a new version of Jewish-themed Shalom Sesame to be aired on Hanukkah – but has also been heard declaring “We're off to Palestine!” in an introduction to a Sesame Street video. The video segment named “A Gift from Grandma,” features a Palestinian Authority girl named Salwa who says that she lives in "Palestine" before she helps her grandmother embroider a dress for her. Some viewers were incensed at the use...
  • J Street backs Ground Zero mosque

    08/02/2010 2:25:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 2+ views
    jpost ^ | 8/2/10 | staff
    Groups says they support "religious freedom" and "tolerance." Following protests against the planned construction of a mosque close to the site of the former World Trade Center in New York, Washington-based left-wing group J Street launched a petition Monday in support of the project. A statement on the organization's website said: " Appalled by the opposition to plans by American Muslims to build a community center in lower Manhattan modeled after Jewish Community Centers (JCC's) and Y's all over the country, J Street is collecting petitions in support of religious freedom and against anti-Muslim bigotry.
  • What's wrong with J Street?

    07/18/2010 12:12:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/18/10 | Michael Lame
    J Street mixes its views on Israel with domestic party politics, and now, before midterm elections this is not the time to escalate partisan rhetoric around a two-state solution. J Street, the "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby, ran its first television commercial last week in the United States. Watching the ad online (it can be viewed via a link on my own organization's website, confirmed my worst suspicions about this new organization, which likes to portray itself as the "real voice" of the mainstream American Jewish community. The commercial makes J Street's particular bias quite obvious. It begins with overt political...
  • J Street calls to probe US contributions to settlements

    07/18/2010 12:08:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost ^ | 7/18/10 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – J Street has called for an investigation into American charities that fund Israeli settlement activity. J Street, the self-proclaimed political home for “pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” launched a campaign on Monday calling on the US Treasury Department to look into whether organizations named in a July 6 New York Times report have broken the law. The report identified more than 40 US organizations that have collected over $200 million in tax-deductible contributions for schools, synagogues and recreation centers in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. The organizations support Jewish settlements in the West Bank and receive tax breaks...
  • House OKs Wall Street reform bill

    06/30/2010 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/30/10 | Jennifer Liberto,
    WASHINGTON ( -- The House voted 237-192 Wednesday to pass a sweeping package of reforms to the financial regulatory system, moving the bill a step closer to the finish line. But the Senate isn't likely to take up the measure until the week of July 12. And it's not clear whether Democrats have secured the votes they need. After more than 18 months of negotiation and debate, the bill aims to strengthen consumer protection, shine a light on complex financial products and establish a new process for shutting down giant financial firms in trouble.
  • Obama: I met with experts on Gulf 'so I'd know whose ass to kick'

    06/07/2010 5:03:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 336 replies · 831+ views
  • Our Classy President Wants to Know Whose 'A**es to Kick'

    06/07/2010 6:17:09 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 52 replies · 202+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 6/7/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    The liberals demanded that Dear Leader show some emotion over the Gulf oil gush. Rather than show real emotion, he instead chose language that I wouldn’t use in front of my children. How Chicago of him. Matt Lauer was reportedly thrilled, according to NewsBusters. "Williams announced Monday night: “Before we get to our correspondents, some late news tonight. Late today, Matt Lauer sat down with President Obama in Michigan for an interview to air tomorrow morning on Today. This is just into us. In this bit you are about to see the President showed some anger on the topic of...
  • Teen mountain climber accused of 'street surfing' - Johnny Strange of Malibu

    05/12/2010 9:37:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 977+ views
    hosted ^ | May 12
    MALIBU (AP) -- A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
  • Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Data on Web Usage

    05/15/2010 12:18:04 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 84 replies · 3,003+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-14-10 | Jessica E. Vascellaro
    Google Inc. said an internal investigation has discovered that the roving vans the company uses to create its online mapping services were mistakenly collecting data about websites people were visiting over wireless networks. The Internet giant said it would stop collecting Wi-Fi data from its StreetView vans, which workers drive to capture street images and to locate Wi-Fi networks. The company said it would dispose of the data it had accidentally collected. *snip* "It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (i.e. non-password-protected) Wi-Fi networks, even though we never used that data in...
  • Wall Street bigs $kip O's glitzy Apple gala

    05/14/2010 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 682+ views
    Wall Street bigs snubbed President Obama last night at a big-bucks campaign fund-raiser at The St. Regis hotel in Midtown. The gala -- where tickets went for as much as $50,000 a couple and whose proceeds were going to Democratic candidates -- featured stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Democratic Party regulars but few, if any, executives from the city's leading financial institutions. That was no accident, according to Democrats on Capitol Hill and Wall Street sources who say those in the financial industry are tired of being the punching bag for Obama and Democrats crafting legislation to tightly...
  • Sesame Workshop Show Visits Bolling

    04/21/2010 6:18:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chyenne A. Adams, USAF
    BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C., April 21, 2010 – Few would dispute that children sometimes don’t listen. But military parents have a new friend to help, and he’s traveled all the way from Sesame Street. Sesame Street characters perform April 21, 2010, at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., in an outreach program sponsored by Sesame Workshop and the USO that focuses on talking, listening and connecting for military parents and their children. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Mills  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, partnered with USO to deliver...
  • Downing Street dismisses US offer to mediate on Falklands dispute

    03/02/2010 12:35:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 558+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/2/10 | staff
    Downing Street has dismissed an American offer of help in resolving Britain's dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. "We don't think that's necessary," the Prime Minister's spokesman said after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated Washington's readiness to step in if required "We welcome the support of the Secretary of State in terms of ensuring that we continue to keep diplomatic channels open but there is no need for that (direct involvement).".
  • Pols taking low road in Bell tribute (Controversy over NYC Street renamed after man slain by cops)

    12/24/2009 12:56:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 310+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/23/2009 | Andrea Peyser
    City Council to law-abid ing people of this city: Go to hell. In a move that reeks of two-fisted police-bashing, the council today is poised to rename a street in Queens after Sean Bell. The man who, after a night of drunken carousing at a seedy strip club patronized by diseased hookers and low-rent junkies, rammed his car into a detective's legs, then died in a hail of police bullets. Now, Bell's memory is being sanitized. He is to join the rarefied ranks of leaders, humanitarians and sportsmen whose names grace the avenues and thoroughfares of this city. Martin Luther...
  • Google to face Swiss court over "Street View"

    11/15/2009 2:33:35 PM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies · 552+ views ^ | 11-13-09
    Switzerland's data protection commissioner on Friday announced that he was taking Google to court in a dispute over privacy concerns on the US Internet giant's "Street View" facility. Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, Hanspeter Thuer, said in a statement that he was taking the case to the Federal Administrative Tribunal after Google had refused to apply the majority of measures he had recommended. The Street View facility allows users to take a ground level panoramic view of some locations on Google Maps, based on still photographs taken by specially-equipped vehicles. The Swiss data protection commissioner had repeatedly complained since...
  • J Street branch drops pro-Israel slogan

    10/26/2009 4:59:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 445+ views
    J Street's university arm has dropped the "pro-Israel" part of the left-wing US lobby's "pro-Israel, pro-peace" slogan to avoid alienating students. That decision was part of the message conveyed to young activists who attended a special weekend program for students ahead of J Street's first annual conference, which began on Sunday. Students are seen as a key component of the 18-month-old organization's constituency base and the conference itself. The multi-day event has incorporated new technology and interactive forums to harness their energy and garner feedback from the audience, which swelled to 1,500 on Monday and created overflow plenary and breakout...
  • J Street embraced by Obama administration, but not in Israel

    10/18/2009 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 622+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/18/09 | Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya
    The Obama administration appears to be welcoming the efforts of the left-leaning Jewish lobby in Washington, J Street. While Israel's ambassador to the U.S. will probably not be attending the group's October 25 conference, senior U.S. administration officials who have confirmed their participation include James Jones, national security adviser in the Obama administration. J Street was set up more than two years ago to offer an antidote to the large and powerful America Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC enjoys substantial support in both the Democratic and Republican parties and is identified with a more "rightist" line on the peace process....
  • Geithner, Summers, Bair on Wall Street[Treasury Sec Geithner “We’ve got Unsustainable Deficits"]

    10/16/2009 6:36:00 PM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies · 1,479+ views ^ | October 16, 2009 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    In unprepared remarks given at a Wall Street conference hosted by The Economist magazine yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivered this eye-brow-raising comment: “We’ve got unsustainable deficits over a five- to 10-year window.” Economists have also projected this outsized deficit spending—a $3.6 tn budget, a $787 bn stimulus plan, and health reform veering towards $1 tn over a period of years--is putting the country on track to join Zimbabwe, Italy, and Japan when it comes to rising debt-to-GDP ratios. Geithner also said the US economy is slowly recovering, but the markets should not expect a V-shaped recovery, as the healing...
  • White House teams up with Sesame Street

    09/01/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 72 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | September 1, 2009 | Sam Youngman
    Three agencies are teaming up with Sesame Street to prepare school children for the new threat of the H1N1 virus. The White House announced Tuesday morning that the Homeland Security, Education, and Health and Human Services departments are enlisting the help of Elmo and Gordon from the long-running educational show to teach children how to avoid H1N1, also know as the swine flu. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with the secretaries of those three agencies and other administration officials later Tuesday afternoon to discuss the threat. Elmo, Gordon, the Sesame Workshop and the federal agencies will try to...
  • Obama: Wall Street will play less dominant role

    05/03/2009 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 945+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/3/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON – Wall Street is not going to play as dominant a role in the economy as regulations reduce "some of the massive leveraging and the massive risk-taking that had become so common," President Barack Obama says.
  • "Big Bird" faces possible lay off

    03/11/2009 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 6 replies · 529+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | March 11, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    "Big Bird" faces possible lay offYou know the recession is getting really bad when Sesame Street's producer has to have a lay off. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, has decided to downsize 20% of their workforce. If you think finding a job is difficult in your profession, you should try it when your previous experience is as a costumed character.
  • US (Hussein) backtracks on pay caps to stop Wall Street exodus (fears a “brain drain”)

    02/16/2009 5:07:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies · 1,286+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2/17/09 | Tim Reid
    US backtracks on pay caps to stop Wall Street exodusFebruary 17, 2009 Tim Reid in Washington President Obama is aiming to water down Democratic proposals on pay caps for banking executives because he fears a “brain drain” on Wall Street. In a move that has angered leaders of his own party, the President has indicated his concern that new caps on compensation — inserted into his $787 billion stimulus Bill, which he signs into law today - are too draconian and could limit banks' co-operation with his plan to stabilise the stricken financial sector. This month Mr Obama issued guidelines...
  • The GOP’s Anti-Stimulus Manifesto

    02/04/2009 9:48:22 AM PST · by BellStar · 10 replies · 817+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2/3/09 3:50 PM | By David Weigel
    For five years, classical liberal columnist and Council on Foreign Relations fellow Amity Shlaes delved deeply into the history of the Great Depression. She had been an op-ed editor at the Wall Street Journal, a WSJ columnist reuniting Germany, and a columnist for the Financial Times. She wrote two books, on German national identity and on America’s tax policy, critiqued from the right. Both sold well, but neither one foreshadowed the success she’d have with her research on the New Deal. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, published in 2007, has become one of the most...
  • The Battle for Main Street, Hometown, U.S.A:

    10/03/2008 7:32:13 PM PDT · by sawdust_128 · 1 replies · 370+ views
    Original | 9/29/2008 | Sawdust_128
    Here’s the news The Battle for Main Street, Hometown, U.S.A: Sept 29, 2008, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd committed an act of domestic, economic terrorism. Don’t wait for the claim of responsibility from their organization known as ALL SPENDA. Obama Bin Phonein will not call that in, he does not want us to get a fix on his position. We should expect the release of tapes demonstrating that Bin Phonein is still alive, it’s all Bush’s fault and that all American’s will pay dearly on April 15th 2009. The follow up attack of April 15th is being conducted under the...
  • The bailout falters: A market alternative

    09/30/2008 7:19:38 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 30 replies · 926+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 9/30/08 | Editorial
    Now that the government-heavy bailout of the financial markets has been thumped by the House, Congress must explore a more market-based approach. Republicans and Democrats sent a strong message Monday in rejecting the U.S. Treasury's plan to put up, if need be, $700 billion to take bad debt off Wall Street's ledger.... But in political defeat and financial despair, there is opportunity: • Cut the growth-killing corporate tax rate, "zero out" the capital gains tax and return a prodigious amount of private capital to the market. • Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley. The regulations designed to combat fraud only encumbered many thin-margin smaller...
  • Is the bailout needed? Many economists say 'no'

    09/28/2008 4:47:16 PM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 17 replies · 462+ views
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | 9/25/08 | Kevin G. Hall
    WASHINGTON — A funny thing happened in the drafting of the largest-ever U.S. government intervention in the financial system. Lawmakers of all stripes mostly fell in line, but many of the nation's brightest economic minds are warning that the Wall Street bailout's a dangerous rush job. President Bush and his Treasury secretary, former Goldman Sachs chief executive Henry Paulson, have warned of imminent economic collapse and another Great Depression if their rescue plan isn't passed immediately. Is that true? "It's more hype than real risk," said James K. Galbraith, a University of Texas economist and son of the late economic...
  • Bailout Negotiations Enter Evening Session

    09/27/2008 6:54:44 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 30 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2008, 8:59 P.M. ET | COREY BOLES and MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN
    Progress in Talks Creates Optimistic Mood; Insurance Fund Gains Momentum WASHINGTON -- The idea of charging large financial firms fees to set up an industry-funded rescue insurance fund was gaining momentum as key House and Senate negotiators continued to meet Saturday evening to iron out the final details of a $700 billion rescue package for Wall Street. Lawmakers and staff reconvened their meeting around 7:30 p.m. EDT in the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), hopeful they could broker a deal on the much anticipated but exceedingly difficult-to-negotiate legislation that would have the federal government buy up billions...
  • Why Wall Street fears Obama

    07/14/2008 3:32:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 205+ views ^ | 7/14/2008 | Jon Markman
    Investors this summer have been placing their bets on an Obama presidency, and for the most part that hasn't been good for the market. Without giving him a chance to explain himself in detail on the campaign trail or at the Democratic National Convention, they are voting with their shares by tossing financial, health insurance, manufacturing and high-dividend stocks into the ash can, and are growing skeptical about energy companies as well. It's not that major institutional investors don't like the man -- far from it. He has many backers among the financial elite, including multibillionaires George Soros and Ron...
  • Street Lights Restore Iraqis’ Sense of Safety

    01/02/2008 3:30:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 124+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Jan. 2, 2008 – With small additions like street lights, a sense of safety is returning to the streets of two Iraqi communities. A concerned local citizen stands watch near a checkpoint in Arab Jabour, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2007. Street lights, a recent addition to the area, have improved the security climate. Photo by Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than a month after street lights were installed in Arab Jabour and Buaytha, south of Baghdad, local citizens and soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team,...