Posted in December 2009

Putin Urges US To Disclose Its Missile Defense Plans

Putin Urges US To Disclose Its Missile Defense Plans

Putin Says Russia Needs To Build New Weapons MOSCOW (AP) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia wants the U.S. to share detailed data about its planned missile shield under a new arms control treaty, signaling potential new difficulties in the ongoing negotiations between Moscow and Washington. Putin’s televised remarks set a defiant … Continue reading

Something About Phoenix

Something About Phoenix

Another Test Run? 2 More passengers Detained after Flight to Phoenix December 27, 2009 AP – PHOENIX — Two men thought to have been acting suspicious aboard a flight bound for Phoenix were detained and questioned by federal anti-terrorism authorities before they were released, the FBI said Sunday. Transportation Security Administration officials said passengers aboard … Continue reading

Tim Gives Barney Huge Gift

Tim Gives Barney Huge Gift

U.S. Treasury Gives Blank Check to Fannie & Freddie On Christmas eve, while most Americans were gathering with family and friends, Tim Geithner quietly removed the $200 billion cap on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Both funds now have unlimited access to bailout funds through 2012. Agreements the Treasury made the bankrupt funds in 2008 … Continue reading

The West African Cocaine Connection

The West African Cocaine Connection

Drug Prices Down by Half – and Dropping According to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the street price of cocaine in Britain is half the price it was 10 years ago. Official figures released last week showed a line of cocaine now costs as little as £1 – about $1.50 US. That’s cheaper than … Continue reading

From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

Russian Hackers Steal Tens of Millions from Citibank By Siobhan Gorman and Evan Perez The same day President Obama made Howard Schmidt his Cyber Czar, Russian hackers breached Citibank’s secure computers and stole tens of millions of dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a … Continue reading

Planetary Power of the UN

Planetary Power of the UN

INTERPOL and the UN International Criminal Court The United Nations General Assembly established an “international criminal court” on July 17, 1998.  The Rome Statute was adopted by a vote of 120 to 7. The seven countries that voted against the treaty were Iraq, Israel, Libya, the People’s Republic of China, Qatar, the United States, and … Continue reading

Senate Health Care Bill Gives ACORN Money

Senate Health Care Bill Gives ACORN Money

Than Harry Reid for Allowing the Disparity Provision Exclusive from the Weekly Standard Senator Roland Burris is claiming credit for a provision in Harry Reid’s “manager’s amendment,” unveiled Saturday morning, that could funnel money to ACORN through the health care bill. On December 9, Burris, an Illinois Democrat, pledged that he would filibuster a health … Continue reading

Obama Keeping Score

Obama Keeping Score

“Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother” From Politico 12/18/09 Can’t Scare Rep. DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio’s phone rang. On the other end was Rahm Emanuel. The White House chief of staff last month expressed frustration with DeFazio’s resignation calls for President Barack Obama’s top two economic aides — Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and White … Continue reading

December 25, 1776

December 25, 1776

Washington Crossing the Delaware The famous painting above is by the German-American artist, Emanuel Leutze. The painting, done in 1848, now hangs at the Met. The depiction is the turning point of the American Revolution. Maybe it’s time for another painting. During the winter of 1776 the prospect of America winning the war against Britain … Continue reading

Obama’s Big Sellout

Obama’s Big Sellout

The President’s Team of Wall Street Insiders Matt Taibbi-Rollingstone.com Dec 09, 2009 Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle … Continue reading