Goldseek- As the currency and financial systems of the developed world’s social-welfare-states head towards their doom, the battles between King Kong (Mother Nature and Darwin) versus Godzilla (public servants and banksters) continue. After generations of defying the reality that you must produce more than you consume, the social welfare states are being presented with the bill for their unpayable social obligations. more
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Daily Mail- Streaking across the sky in front of a rising sun, the huge Russian jet heads towards Britain.
Capable of carrying nuclear weapons at supersonic speeds, it is a potential threat the RAF must tackle - and fast. more
Posted by The Network at 13:37
Times- THE government last night accused Labour of pursuing a “scorched earth policy” before the general election, leaving behind billions of pounds of previously hidden spending commitments.
The newly discovered Whitehall “black holes” could force even more severe public spending cuts, or higher tax rises, ministers fear.
Vince Cable, the business secretary, said: “I fear that a lot of bad news about the public finances has been hidden and stored up for the new government. The skeletons are starting to fall out of the cupboard.” more
Posted by The Network at 08:23
Express- SHARES plummeted by more than £40billion yesterday and the euro slumped to an 18-month low amid fears that the currency was in danger of collapse. more
Posted by The Network at 08:21
Infowars- Two articles on the FDL website detail the intimate and incestuous relationship between the Barry Obama administration and Goldman Sachs. FDL names names and provides expansive detail on the Goldie administration. more
Posted by The Network at 08:19
Express- BBC STARS and top executives face big salary cuts as part of controversial new Government plans to overhaul the running of the corporation. more
Posted by The Network at 08:18
Press TV- Days after the establishment of a new British government, Foreign Secretary William Hague vows to work with the US against Iran, going so far as to consider military action against Tehran.
In his first official visit to the US, Hague pledged support for a new round of UN Security Council resolutions against Iran over its nuclear work. more
Posted by The Network at 08:16
New York Times- Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given. more
Posted by The Network at 08:14
News AU- PARENTS are enrolling children as young as nine months in drug trials in exchange for hundreds of dollars.
The cash payments, which could breach national ethical guidelines, will ignite debate over how much should be paid to cover "reasonable expenses" of trial participants. more
Posted by The Network at 08:12
Guardian- Sainsbury's and M&S are plugging deficits in their retirement schemes by signing corporate property assets over to them. How much longer can such expensive plans be kept going? more
Posted by The Network at 08:11
Know the Lies- The Red Cross raised over $450 million on behalf of victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. They say they've spent $106 million. What about the other $344 million?... more
Posted by The Network at 08:09
Daily Mail- Police secretly investigated the travel habits, family, friends and backgrounds of 47,000 innocent people last year after they bought plane tickets to fly into and out of Britain.
The intrusiveness has provoked fury among civil liberties campaigners and now may be stopped by Britain’s new coalition Government. more
Posted by The Network at 08:06
Campaign for Liberty-Imagine you are sitting home on a quiet Sunday afternoon in conversation with your beloved spouse. Suddenly your husband slumps over, blood draining from his head as a sniper's bullet shatters your living room window. Your husband has just been assassinated by a government agent and it is later discovered -- after ten years of painful inquiries carried out under the threat of your own assassination -- that your husband was targeted as an enemy combatant and a terrorist. Just as easily, you and your entire family could have been killed in a home invasion in an attempt to cart off your husband for weeks of torture and lifetime detention or execution in an unknown Federal facility. Your investigation might also reveal that your loved one was targeted mistakenly by a bureaucrat or was a political enemy of officials in the government or their corporate allies. more
Posted by The Network at 08:03
Natural News- The drug industry is constantly trying to convince you that drugs are good for your health while nutritional supplements and healthy foods are somehow bad for you. This same line of nonsense is also repeated by the FDA, which goes out of its way to censor the truth about the healing properties of natural foods like walnuts, cherries and berries. more
Posted by The Network at 07:53
Guardian- We live in serious times. Humanity is facing terrifying threats to its future, as usual. Most of them are self-induced, as usual. Britain feels itself to be on a precipice, about to plunge into a new canyon of mediocrity and self-chastisement, as usual. There are serious fears about disruption to people's holiday plans over the half-term break, as usual. more
Posted by The Network at 07:51
Guardian-One of the great pleasures of last week was hearing Jack Straw speaking on the Today programme in that patient, reasonable way of the true autocrat, and suddenly realising that I never have to pay attention to him again. Nor for a very long time will I have to listen to Mandelson, Campbell, Clarke, Smith, Reid, Falconer, Blunkett, Woolas or Blears: they're history and the New Labour project to extend state control into so many areas of our lives is incontestably over. more
Posted by The Network at 07:49
Oil Price- The Mainstream Financial Media (MFM) is famously (or infamously) deficient in any context other than the day's swirl of data, rumor and response. Markets have been swinging wildly as players (and manipulators) attempt to predict the market's response to "news" and the emotions that the "news" may spark.
Rather than play the pointless game of parsing what amounts to signal noise, we would be better served to establish a longer-term context within which "news" can be properly placed and understood. more
Posted by The Network at 07:48
Oil Price-A great - and still growing - divergence appeared in 2009 between public statements by leaders and their public performance. The politicized, romanticized theater of increasingly populist “democratic” leaders and media seemed to be of a different planet from activities taking place in the real world. more
Posted by The Network at 07:45
Another War in the Falklands? British Fleet on Standby, New Maps Highlight Disputed Territory With Oil and Gas Reserves
Before it's News- Researchers at Durham University have drawn up new maps to show the competing claims of Argentina and the UK for resources in the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans. At stake are a potential 60 billion barrels of oil and nine trillion cubic feet of natural gas. more
Posted by The Network at 07:42
Top News- An influenza specialist who previously led the World Health Organization's (WHO's) flu program and now works for Novartis, has recommended that developing a prepandemic vaccination to get a grip on the next flu endemic, a thought that other experts are welcoming with concern or cynicism. more
Posted by The Network at 07:40
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