A new clash of civilizations is now unfolding before our very eyes: While the atheistic West is in decline, a renewed Russia, based on Christian Faith, the historic Church, and cultural unity, whose leader is a devout Orthodox Christian, is emerging as an opposing force to the pernicious spread of Zionist imperialism. It was at the World Economic Forum, held in Davos Switzerland in 2009 that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signaled to the Judaic-empowered West that its era of a "unipolar" world was coming to an end. "Not only the architecture of global finance is to be changed. We're talking about the fact that a system of interaction based on a number of centers should replace the unipolar world. The demonization of Russia's leader, which I call "The Jewish War on Vladimir Putin," then shifted into high gear. The smearing had already begun in 2007, when Gerald Levin's and Norman Pearlstine's Time Magazine portrayed Putin as a tyrannical monster as Time's Man of the Year. It all came to a head during the Duma parliamentary elections held in Russia's provinces last month. Even before the so-called 'election monitoring groups' issued their reports, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at a "human rights" meeting in Lithuania, accused Putin of "rigging" the vote. Putin was quick to respond, pointing out that Clinton's blatant lie of voter fraud signaled to Zionist-funded NGO's to begin their staged, well-rehearsed, anti-Putin protests.
Just prior to his appointment by President Obama's so-called regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein wrote a lengthy academic paper suggesting the government should "infiltrate" social network websites, chat rooms and message boards. Such "cognitive infiltration", Sunstein argued, should be used to enforce a US government ban on "conspiracy theorizing." Among the beliefs Sunstein classified as a "conspiracy theory" is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. The find comes as a government document reportedly relates the US Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitoring dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, Wikileaks and news sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report. Reuters reported that a "privacy compliance review" issued by the DHS last November confirms that since last June 2010, the department's national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards." The government document states such monitoring is meant to "collect information used in providing situational awareness, and establishing a common operating picture" to help manage national or international emergency events. Adolf Hitler would have been SO PROUD!!
Clinton denies US involvement in murder of nuclear scientist. After months of relentless threats against Iran, in which the Islamic Republic has been warned bu no less than the President of the United States that "no options are off the table", the US is now denying it had a role in the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist this week. The terrorist formula of all options of aggression being available to Washington has been reiterated time and again by defense secretary Leon Panetta and other senior Washington figures, and even extends to pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons. Recall, for example, Hillary Clinton telling the Islamic Republic that it would be "obliterated". Furthermore, the "all options" American strategy has been demonstrated in practice, with systematic cyber attacks on Iranian computer networks, the incursion of CIA aerial drones into the country's territory, and deadly explosions at military or nuclear research facilities. The no-holds barred American terror diplomacy against Iran can also be traced back to cruise missile attacks on Iranian oil installations in 1987 and the blowing out of the sky of an Iranian civilian airliner by an American warship in 1988, killing 290 passengers on board. In that context, official US denials are not worth the paper they are written on.
It is not accidental that when anyone attempts to examine the nature of Zionism, its origins, history and dynamics, they meet with people who terrorize or threaten them. Quite recently, after mentioning a meeting on the plight of the Palestinian people during an interview on KPFK, a Los Angeles radio station, the organizers of the public meeting were deluged with bomb threats from anonymous callers. Nor is it easy in the United States or Western Europe to disseminate information about the nature of Zionism as a political movement. Even the announcement on university campuses of authorized forums or meetings on the subject invariably engenders a campaign designed to close off discussion: Posters are torn down as fast as they are put up. Meetings are packed by flying squads of Zionist youth, who seek to break them up. Literature tables are vandalized and leaflets and articles appear, accusing the speaker of anti-Semitism or, in the case of those of Jewish origin, of self-hatred. Vindictiveness and slander are so universally meted out to anti-Zionists because the disparity between the official fiction about Zionism and the Israeli state, on the one hand, and the barbarous practice of this colonial ideology and coercive apparatus, on the other, is so vast. People are in shock when they have an opportunity to hear or read about the century of persecution suffered by the Palestinians, and thus, the apologists for Zionism are relentless in seeking to prevent dispassionate examination of the virulent and chauvinistic record of the Zionist movement, and of the state which embodies its values. The irony of this is that when we study what the Zionists have written and said, particularly when addressing themselves, no doubt remains about what they have done, or their place in the political spectrum, dating from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present day!\\\\k
Some of us are aware of one or two negative side effects from low dose daily aspirin use to prevent heart attacks, but lately, more side effects, serious ones, of daily aspirin dosing are making the risks outweigh the advantages completely. Fortunately, there are natural substitutes that match or surpass the daily aspirin routine for heart attack protection. As late as 2007, a massive aspirin TV ad promoting daily low dose aspirin took hold over millions, despite the growing awareness of side effects from this routine. Aspirin zombies were awakened: Several studies had been conducted on daily aspirin use for over two decades. The studies had mixed results, which were mostly negative. The gastric stomach bleeding and ulcer production came in at close to one-third of the trial subjects. That seemed tolerable to some, since second heart attacks were reduced. However, fatal heart attacks were actually not reduced at all by taking low dose aspirin daily. After a few more years of observation, other side effects became manifest. Those on daily aspirin regimes had a twofold increase in hemorrhagic brain strokes, which cripple and kill. This is because aspirin only thins blood, making coagulation difficult when needed. In other, more recent studies, kidney and liver problems appeared as a result of daily low-dose aspirin. And now, another side effect from low dose aspirin has popped up: Blindness. The age group usually involved with daily with daily aspirins for heart protection is the same group most vulnerable to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Billionaire market speculator and philanthropist George Soros bought $2 billion worth of European bonds from now-bankrupt MF Global, the same debt that pushed the firm to collapse, according to The Wall Street Journal. When MF Global filed for bankruptcy, the firm sold part of the bonds, but still had about $4.8 billion worth of them on its books, CNBC reports. They were turned over to KPMG, MF Global's London clearing house, LCH Clearnet, the Journal said, quoting a KPMG spokeswoman. When KPMG offered the bankrupts firm's European debt to a variety of big investors, most of them passed. However, they were able to find one investor willing to buy the bonds at rock-bottom prices: George Soros. A spokesman for Soros declined to give details about the company's positions. "While our firm is always in the market, we have a policy of not disclosing details of our positions," the spokesman told the Wall Street Journal. KPMG told the Journal that the overwhelming majority of the European sovereign debt portfolio was liquidated by LCH before the second week in November, reports CNBC.
The dollar death certificate arrives in the mail this week. The Bank of England, "The Old Lady of Thread-needle Street" one of the most staid, cautious and dignified entities in the world of monetary policy, signals that the fiduciary currency standard ushered in on August 15, 1971 is, empirically measured, far inferior to the gold standard erected at Bretton Woods. Fellow Forbes.com columnist Charles Kadlec thoroughly reprises and analyzes the facts submitted to a candid world by the Bank of England in a paper to be officially published December 20, 2011. The Bank of England's Financial Stability Paper No.13. Reform of the international Monetary and Financial System, reported at Bloomberg BusinessWeek and reviewed here, is being seen by many monetary policy observers around the world as the "coroner's report on the death of the world dollar standard. What next? Presciently, at the watershed October 5-6 Heritage Foundation Conference on the Stable Dollar: Why we need it and How to Achieve it. Forbes' editor-in-chief Steve Forbes called for escalating the discourse from "whether" we should restore the gold standard to "how" to do so. The floodgates open.
In its 30 years of existence, Shas has evolved from a marginal ethnic political group to Israel's fourth largest party in the Knesset, and is today the unchallenged kingmaker of Israeli politics. Its leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, as quoted in Israel's Jerusalem Post, teaches: The sole purpose of non-Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas's Council of Tarah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator: "Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world, only to serve the People of Israel," he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat. Now, Shas, or in its full name, the Sephardic Torah Guardians Movement, is attempting to establish a beachhead among American Sephardic Jews and, it hopes, replicate its success in Israel. On December 4, the group launched its United States affiliate, American Friends of Shas, based in Brooklyn. The new organization's goals are still in flux and, while activists agree its main mission should be raising the profile of Shas in America, some are also calling for active fundraising to support the party's operations in Israel.
Some call it 'Hedging your Bet' while others call it 'playing both sides.' But it all amounts to the same thing: Jewry CONTROLS the elections. The question to be asked by all savvy election observers is not, "who will be our next president?" If we simply follow the money, it appears that our choice has already been narrowed down to two Zionist lackeys: With Huntsman in the wings as a "sleeper" candidate, and Ron Paul sidelined by the wretched Jew-owned media, Romney and Obama. It all boils down to this: What flavor of Jew-control do you want? Republican flavor? Then you've got the Republican Jewish Coalition. Democrat flavor? Then you've got the National Jewish Democratic Council. Both have Billions at their command to dictate a Jewish agenda to either party. And what is the Jewish agenda? Growing up as a Jew, this author never heard during a presidential election with regard to any of the candidates, "Is he good for America?" NO, never. What I did constantly hear was, "Is he good for the Jews?" And that is the ONLY candidate that can possibly be nominated by either party. This is because international Jewry controls both the money and the media that goes into the "making" of a presidential candidate. Period. View entire Story!!! Although Obama faces a loss of Jewish funders due to his Middle East policy, his Jewish supporters from his 2008 race show no defections. Alan Solow, former chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, and a major Obama fundraiser, said the "would-be-donors" in his Rolodex are "responding" just fine!!
The Cross and the Lynching Tree are separated by nearly two thousand years. One is the universal symbol of the Christian faith, the other is the quintessential symbol of black oppression in America. Though both are symbols of death, one represents a message of hope and salvation, while the other signifies the negation of that message by white supremacy. Despite the obvious similarities between Jesus' death on the cross, and the death of thousands of black men and women strung up to die on a lamppost or tree, relatively few people, apart from black poets, novelists, and other reality seeing artists have explored the symbolic connections. Yet, I believe this is a challenge we must face. What is at stake is the credibility and the promise of the Christian gospel, and the hope that we may heal the wounds of racial violence that can continue to divide our churches and our society. So begins James Cone, perhaps the most important contemporary theologian in America, who has spent a lifetime pointing out the hypocrisy and mendacity of the white church and white-dominated society while lifting up and exalting the voices of the oppressed. He writes from his experiences as an African-American growing up in segregated Arkansas, and his close association with the Black Power movement. But what is more important is that he writes out of deep religious conviction, one I share, that the true power of the Christian gospel is its unambiguous call for liberation from forces of oppression and for a fierce and uncompromising condemnation of all who oppress. Cone, who teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, writes on behalf of all those whom the Salvadoran theologian and martyr Ignacio Ellacuria called "the crucified peoples of history." He writes for the forgotten and the abused, the marginalized and the despised. He writes for those who are penniless, jobless, landless and without political or social power. He writes for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and those who are transgender. He writes for undocumented farm workers toiling in misery in the nation's agricultural fields. He writes for Muslims who live under the terror of war and empire in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he writes for us. He understands that until white Americans can see the cross and the lynching tree together, "until we can identify Christ with a 'recrucified' black body hanging from from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy.
Waging War against Iran is a criminal act, in violation of International Law, The death toll from World War III will be incalculable: Article 2 of the United Nations Charter requires the pacific settlement of the international dispute between the United States and Iran. To the same effect is article 33 and the entirety of Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter that mandate and set up numerous procedures for the pacific settlement of the international dispute between the United States and Iran. And, of course Article 2(4) of the UN Charter prohibits both the threat of force and use of force by the United States against Iran. Furthermore, both Iran and the United States are parties to the Kellog-Briand Peace Pact of 1928, upon which legal basis the Nazi Leaders were prosecuted by the United States at Nuremberg for Crimes against Peace, sentenced to death, and then executed. Mr. Obama, are you certain you want to go down that same slippery path???
Last week, the president made a rare appearance at the Pentagon to unveil a new strategic plan for US military policy and spending over the next decade. Let's leave the specifics for a future TomDispatch post and focus instead on the historical footnote: Obama was evidently the first president to offer remarks from a podium in the Pentagon press room. He made the point himself: "I understand this is the first time a president has done this. It's a pretty nice room. Yet no one thought to make anything of it, even though it tells much about our NEW American world. After all, when was the last time the president appeared at the Environmental Protection Agency to announce a 10-year plan for a "leaner, meaner" approach to the environment, or at the Education Department to outline the next decade of blue-skies thinking and spending fr giving our children a leg-up in a competitive world? Or how about at a State Department podium to describe future planning for a more peaceable planet more peaceably attained? Unfortunately, you can't remember such moments, and neither can America's reporters, because they just aren't part of Washington life, and strangest of all, no one finds this the tiniest bit odd or worth commenting on. Over the last decade, this country has been so strikingly militarized that no one can imagine 10 years of serious government planning or investment not connected to the military or the national security state. It's a dangerous world out there, so we are regularly told by officials who don't mention that no military that no military is built to handle the scariest things around. War and the sinews of war are now our business, and the US military is our go-to-outfit of choice for anything from humanitarian action to diplomacy!
For all the talk about the glories of retail politics in the Granite State's first-in-the nation primary, you'd think the spectacle now gripping New Hampshire and the GOP presidential hopefuls have at each other was all about winning the votes of New Hampshirites. Don't believe a word of it. The New Hampshire primary, as it exists today, is an elaborate reality show designed for national, not local, media. New Hampshire is just the stage set, one its officials are eager to provide, both for the business it brings to the state, as hordes of reporters fill up hotels and restaurants, and for the importance it confers on local political brokers, who would otherwise be mere petty chieftains of a small, if beautiful, idiosyncratic state. Media create the storyline, choosing which timeworn nuggets to play up, which manufactured controversies to amplify, and which extras get selected to play the role of the typical New Hampshire voter. The candidates know this, of course, and do their best to manipulate the media. Often, the voters are lost in the shuffle, which tents to piss them off, a lesson Rep. Ron Paul learned the hard way. Of the three campaign events I've attended in the last 24 hours, only one, a town-hall meeting conducted by former US Senator Rick Santorum in Salem, actually drew more voters than media.
Attacks killed at least 57 people, as Iraq faced a political crisis, with its vice president accused of running death squads. The apparently coordinated blasts, which left at least 200 people wounded, were the first major sign of violence in a crisis that has threatened the country's fragile political truce, and heightened sectarian tensions. The attacks, the deadliest in more than two weeks, largely coincided with the morning rush hour, and security forces cordoned off bomb sites, AFP correspondents and officials said. They struck in the Allawi, Bab al-Muathem and Karrada districts of central Baghdad, the Adhamiyah, Shuala and Shaab neighborhoods in the north, Jadriyah in the east, Ghazaliyah in the west and Al-Amil and Dura in the south, the officials said. The violence comes with Iraqi politicians at loggerheads over the warrant issued for the arrest of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanding that Kurdish authorities hand over the Sunni Arab leader, who is holed up in their autonomous region. Hashemi denies the charges. Maliki has also called for his Sunni deputy Saleh al-Mutlak, who belongs to the same Iraqiya bloc as Hashemi, to be sacked after he described the Shiite-led government as a "dictatorship".
Capture of the US Hi-Tech Drone signifies Iran's Power in Electronic Warfare. A prominent retired Egyptian General said the capture of the United States' stealth drone by Iran earlier this month demonstrated Tehran's power in electronic warfare, and added that Iran's high high capability of electronic warfare will be highly detrimental to the Israeli regime. Iran's capture of the spy drone shows Iran's capture of the spy drone shows Iran's great progress in electronic warfare, Talat Moslem told FNA on Wednesday. Iran can stand against the Zionist regime through its electronic warfare technology, and this is an advantage of Iran's progress in electronic warfare, the retired general said." Tel Aviv is among the sides that will lose much due to Iran's progress in electronic warfare," Moslem reiterated. In relevant remarks earlier this month, a senior parliamentarian in Tehran underlined Iran's advanced technological capabilities and possibilities, and said the Iranian Armed Forces intend to simulate the design and reproduce the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft: "Relying on their scientific capabilities, the Armed Forces will be able to simulate the RQ-170 aircraft soon," Vice-Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi told FNA days after Iran displayed the hunted drone on TV. "Iran enjoys different possibilities and precious technologies that the enemies of our country are not aware of," he added.
After years of US threats, Iran is taking steps which suggest that it is both willing and capable of closing the Straight of Hormuz. On December 24, 2011 Iran started its Velayat-90 naval drills in, and around the Straight of Hormuz, and extending from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. Since the conduct of these drills, there has been a growing war of words between Washington and Tehran. Nothing the Obama Administration or the Pentagon have done or said so far, however, has deterred Tehran from continuing its naval drills. Besides the fact that it is a vital transit point for global energy resources, and a strategic choke-point, two additional issues should be addressed in regards to the Strait of Hormuz. The second pertains to the role of Iran in co-managing the strategic strait in accordance with international law, and its sovereign national rights. The maritime traffic that goes through the Strait of Hormuz has always been in contact with Iranian naval forces, which are predominantly composed of the Iranian Regular Force Navy and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy. In fact, Iranian naval forces monitor and police the Strait of Hormuz along with the Sultanate of Oman, via the Omani enclave of Musandam. More important, to transit through the Strait of Hormuz, all maritime traffic, including the US Navy, must sail through Iranian territorial waters. Almost all entrances into the Persian Gulf are made through Iranian territorial waters. Iran allows foreign ships to use its territorial waters in good faith, and on the basis of Part III of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea's maritime transit passage provisions that stipulate that vessels are free to sail through the Strait of Hormuz and similar bodied of water on the basis of speedy and continuous navigation between an open port and the high seas. Although Tehran in custom follows the navigation practices of the Law of the Sea, Tehran is not legally bound by them.
A new Israeli military offensive against Gaza will be launched "sooner or later", and will be "swift and painful", Israel's most senior military officer has warned. Benny Gantz, the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was speaking on the third anniversary of the start of a major three-week assault on Gaza, during which around 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. That offensive was "an excellent operation that achieved deterrence for Israel vis-a-vis Hamas", Gantz told Army Radio on Tuesday. He added that there were signs that the deterrent effect was wearing thin. "Sooner or later, there will be no escape from conducting a significant operation," he said. "The IDF knows how to operate in a determined, decisive and offensive manner against terrorists in the Gaza Strip." Within hours of Gantz's comments, the Israeli military launched two airstrikes on Gaza, killing one person and injuring 10, according to local reports. A spokesman for the IDF said direct hits on two "terrorist squads with global jihad associations" had been confirmed. According to security officials quoted by Israel Radio, one of the targets was a cell en route to Sinai with the intention of launching an attack on Israel from Egypt. Since the end of the Gaza war in January 2009, Hamas has attempted to enforce a ceasefire among militant groups, although sporadic rocket fire has continued. Israel ho;ds Hamas, as the de facto government, responsible for all rocket fire emanating from Gaza. There have been suggestions in recent weeks that Hamas is ready to distance itself further from attacks on Israel as part of its reconciliation process with its rival faction Fatah!
It is not accidental that when anyone attempts to examine the nature of Zionism, its origins, history and dynamics, they meet with people who terrorize or threaten them. Quite recently, after mentioning a meeting on the plight of the Palestinian people during an interview on KPFK, a Los Angeles radio station, the organizers of the public meeting were deluged with bomb threats from anonymous callers. Nor is it easy in the United States or Western Europe to disseminate information about the nature of Zionism, or to analyze the specific events which denote Zionism as a political movement. Even the announcement on university campuses of authorized forums and meetings on the subject invariably engenders a campaign designed to close off discussion: Posters are torn down as fast as they are put up. Meetings are packed by flying squads of Zionist youth who seek to break them up. Literature tables are vandalized and leaflets and articles appear, accusing the speaker of anti-Semitism or, in the case of those of Jewish origin, of self-hatred. Vindictiveness and slander are so universally meted out to anti-Zionists because the disparity between the official fiction about Zionism and the Israeli state, on the one hand, and the barbarous practice of this colonial ideology and coercive apparatus on the other, is so vast. People are in shock when they have an opportunity to hear or read about the century of persecution suffered by the Palestinians, and, thus, the apologists for Zionism are relentless in seeking to prevent coherent, dispassionate examination of the virulent and chauvinistic record of the Zionist movement and of the state which embodies its values.
Skywatchers will be hoping for clear skies from today because particles from a recent solar storm will slam into Earth and produce amazing Northern Lights, or auroras. On the downside, experts expect radio blackouts for a few days, caused by the radiation from the flare, or coronal mass ejection (CME), causing magnetic storms. The flare is part of a larger increase of activity in the Sun, which runs in 11-year cycles. It is expected to peak around 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center wrote: 'Category G1 (Minor) radio blackouts are expected until 31 December.' Devices that depend on radio waves include GPS systems, radios and mobile phones. A coronal mass ejection contains billions of tons of gases bursting with X-rays and ultraviolet radiation that are flung into space at around 5 million mph. They are mind-bogglingly hot, around 100,000,000C. The Earth is occasionally hosed by these ejections, leading to amazing shimmering light shows.
To make sure American politicians play their role, Congressmen are allowed to own stocks in defense contractors, and make millions of dollars buying and selling them using insider knowledge: In 2006, 151 members of Congress had $195.5 million invested in defense corporations. Their average net worth was $910,000 compared to $100,000 for American families in general. Over 50 range between $5 million and $190 million. John Kerry is at the top end of the scale. For the psychopaths on Capitol Hill. each new military escapade is a lottery windfall. While insider trading carries hefty prison terms for common people, it is perfectly legal for US congressmen. They are free to own shares in companies that are regulated by committees they sit on. Members of congress can trade freely using insider knowledge they have about regulations or events that could affect specific industries or the stock market as a whole, such as an economic crash, a new law, or war: Peter Scheizer, a researcher at Stanford Univesity, who is writing a book on insider trading on Capitol Hill, told CBS that congressmen have a simple outlook. This is a venture opportunity. This is an opportunity to leverage your position in public service, and use that position to enrich yourself, your friends, and your family.' They are running a criminal enterprise in all but name. Scheizer: "We know that during the health care debate, people were trading health care stocks. We know that during the financial crisis of 2008, they were getting out of the market, before the rest of America really knew what was going on." If you are a member of Congress and sit on a 'defense committee', you are free to trade as much defense stock as you want: A shocking example is former presidential candidate John Kerry, who has $30 million invested in defense contractors. Wars are planned by groups such as the Council of Foreign Relations, founded by David Rockefeller. They feature both politicians and CEO's of defense contractors!
Festering socio-economic/financial/geopolitical trends will climax next year. "Some will arrive with a big bang, and others less dramatically, but no less consequentially." On December 28, Financial Times contributor Mark Mallock-Brown headlined "The downward slide continues,the great revolt will come later," saying: "Next year is not going to be better. Whatever temporary economic fixes are applied to the euro-zone, American deficits and unemployment, the overheated Chinese real estate market, petering Indian reforms, or stalling Brazilian growth," expect more slide. Global economic dislocations are "increasingly disorderly." Deceptive political rhetoric may prove to be the "calm before the storm." As Progressive Radio New Hour regular Jack Rasmus explains, they consistently miss major turning points,"including their failure to predict the epic recession of 2008, their erroneous prediction of a rapid 'V'-shape recovery in 2009-10, and now their failure to foresee what's coming in the Eurozone, China and Emerging markets." Rasmus called mainstream economists "birds without wings." Practically all of them missed the impending 2008 crisis that will almost certainly emerge no later than early 2013 and potentially much earlier, as Eurozone, China and other economies crater. Obama's economic programs failed badly. Instead of creating jobs, helping homeowners, resurrecting housing, and aiding troubled state and local governments, he focused on Wall Street bailouts, transferring wealth to America's super-rich, and relying on business to hire, when they're hoarding cash, treading water, and not expanding.
Year's end is not just about holiday season binge shopping, parties, and over-indulgence. It's also when economic predictions surface. The Wall Street Journal publishes consensus views. On December 23, it headlined, "Risks Cloud Outlook for Economy in 2012," saying: "The economy is poised for another year of muddling through. Most private economists forecast a modest 2% growth rate for the US, with a pace subdued by housing woes, a lackluster job market, and cuts by government." "They also warn of potential spillover from weaknesses abroad, including a mild recession apparently underway in Europe." Concerns and uncertainties highlighted include global weakness, threatening US exports, weak housing demand with foreclosures affecting prices, protracted unemployment and weak job creation, and government belt tightening. Overall, mainstream economists predict continued recovery from crisis conditions beginning in late 2007. In fact, heading into it, they forecast continued good times. According to former market analyst Bob Farrell: "When all the experts and forecasts agree, something else is going to happen." In other words, when mainstream consensus forecasts one way, expect another. On December 22, on the Finance News Network, investor/author/analyst Jim Rogers sees current problems worsening because of too much spending and debt. Asked to elaborate on what matters most, he said "too much debt" is problem one, because the Fed "keeps printing money." It spells trouble because it won't stop until "systemic collapse." "It's going to be very, very serious pain. You're going to see riots in the street. You're going to see serious, serious problems, perhaps more war."No matter who leads America, he added, he has "absolutely no confidence at all that anything's going to be done!"
The liberty Legal Foundation has announced that the case pending in Georgia, challenging Obama's eligibility HAS BEEN ACCEPTED! This is great news, considering Obama and his team of attorneys had been actively trying to have his case denied. The Georgia court, in agreeing to hear the case, could well be setting the stage for other states in which quite similar cases are pending: Arizona and Tennessee both have such cases waiting right now. This case, in Georgia, deals specifically with the Natural Born Citizen issue. In a previous article,we brought up the Minor vs Happersett case from 1875, in which the Supreme Court defined a NBC as one who has 2 parents which were citizens at the time of the subject's birth. We also cited 3 other cases in which the Supreme Court defined a NBC as one who has two parents which were citizens at the time of the subject's birth. We also cited 3 other cases in which the Supreme Court, previous to the Minor case, said the same thing. Since Obama's father, at the time of his birth, was NOT a US citizen, nor did he ever become one, according to US Supreme Court in 1875, Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen. If not a NBC then, according to the Constitution, Obama is ineligible to serve as President! So, how long will THIS take before a hearing will occur? Not nearly as long as you might think: The Georgia court will hear this at 9am on January 26th 2012. This is likely NOT to be the final word, as either way it goes, one can expect immediate requests for a hearing or appeals to higher, in this case the US Supreme Court!
Activists of Ukraine's FEMEN movement claim that they were kidnapped after their topless action against the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The action took place in the Belarusian capital Minsk, on December19. The women have already returned to Ukraine. In the meantime, the chief of the KGB of Belarus, Vadim Zaitsev, stated that his agents had not taken any actions against the Ukrainian women. According to him, it was a predetermined provocation against the "special services" of Belarus. Inna Shevchenko, Oksana Shachko and Alexander Nemchinova arrived in Kiev on Wednesday night. The women came to the Ukrainian capital accompanied by the Ukrainian consul. The consul arrived at the village of Beki, the Gomel region of Belarus, immediately, after it was said that the FEMEN activists were staying there. The women said they had been tortured by strangers in the woods, Interfax reports with reference to the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Alexander Dikusarov. The press release posted on FEMEN's LiveJournal page said that Inna Shevchenko was the first to have contacted the movement. The woman said that she and her two associates had been seized by "special services" of Belarus. According to her, the agents blindfolded the women and put them in the bus, which then traveled all night. Afterwards, the agents took them to the forest, poured oil on them, and threatened to put them on fire. The men also made the Ukrainian women strip naked, ant threatened them with a knife. The women said the agents were filming all of these torture events. When the men got tired with what they were doing, they took the women's documents and money, and left them alone in the forest.