Tuesday, March 31, 2009

George Galloway has been banned from Canada


Anti-war MP George Galloway has been banned from Canada, it emerged today.

A Canadian spokesman confirmed that the Respect MP had been deemed inadmissible on national security grounds and would not be allowed into the country.

Galloway today branded the ban "idiotic" and vowed to fight the ruling with "all means" at his disposal. He is due to give a speech in Toronto on 30 March.

Earlier today the Sun said border security officials had declared Galloway, 54, "inadmissible" because of his views on Afghanistan and the presence of Canadian troops there and would be turned away if he attempted to enter the country.

A spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Canada said the decision had been taken by border security officials "based on a number of factors" in accordance with section 34(1) of the country's immigration act.

The act states:

"A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on security grounds for:

(a) engaging in an act of espionage or an act of subversion against a democratic government, institution or process as they are understood in Canada;

(b) engaging in or instigating the subversion by force of any government;

(c) engaging in terrorism;

(d) being a danger to the security of Canada;

(e) engaging in acts of violence that would or might endanger the lives or safety of persons in Canada; or

(f) being a member of an organisation that there are reasonable grounds to believe engages, has engaged or will engage in acts referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c)."

Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, is consulting the organisers of his north American speaking tour and exploring whether legal action can be taken to overturn the ban.

Jason Kenney, Canada's immigration minister, has the right to exempt people from the act if it is felt that their presence would not be "detrimental to the national interest".

But a spokesman said Kenney would "decline to exercise that discretion" in Galloway's case.

Alykhan Velshi, Kenney's spokesman, said that the act was designed to protect Canadians from people who fund, support or engage in terrorism.

"We're going to uphold the law, not give special treatment to this infandous street-corner Cromwell who actually brags about giving 'financial support' to Hamas, a terrorist organisation banned in Canada," he said. "I'm sure Galloway has a large Rolodex of friends in regimes elsewhere in the world willing to roll out the red carpet for him. Canada, however, won't be one of them."

Responding to the news, Galloway issued a statement headed: "This idiotic ban shames Canada."

The MP said: "This decision, gazetted in Rupert Murdoch's Sun, is a very sad day for the Canada we have known and loved – a bastion of the freedoms that supporters of the occupation of Afghanistan claim to be defending.

"This has further vindicated the anti-war movement's contention that unjust wars abroad will end up consuming the very liberties that make us who we are.

"This may be a rather desperate election ploy by a conservative government reaching the end of line, or by a minister who has not cottoned on to the fact that the George Bush era is over.

"All right-thinking Canadians, whether they agree with me over the wisdom of sending troops to Afghanistan or not, will oppose this outrageous decision.

"On a personal note – for a Scotsman to be barred from Canada is like being told to stay away from the family home.

"This is not something I'm prepared to accept."

Galloway is due to speak at a public forum entitled Resisting War from Gaza to Kandahar, hosted by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War later this month.

He is also due to speak at a second public forum in Mississauga, west of Toronto, on 31 March.

His proposed visit prompted the Jewish Defence League of Canada to write an open letter to the country's government urging it to do "everything possible to keep this hater away".

In 2006, Galloway was refused entry to Egypt on the grounds of national security after he travelled to the country to give evidence at a "mock trial" of Tony Blair and George Bush.

He was held overnight in a police cell before the authorities changed their minds and allowed him into the country.

Roughly 500 people gathered inside the city's Metropolitan United Church to hear -- and watch -- Galloway speak on a large screen. Although the speech focused on the war in Afghanistan and the most recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, Galloway frequently mocked Immigration Minister Jason Kenney...

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6440. Mike Richard It is absolute garbage that he is not allowed to speak. What happened to free speech in Canada?

Special Alert: U.S. Currency Exchange Controls

Special Alert: U.S. Currency Exchange Controls Print E-mail

by Patrick Wood, Editor
March 31, 2009

Could President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner suddenly impose currency exchange controls on the United States and the U.S. dollar? This report will explore this notion and its possible consequences.

World leaders have been begging for a global currency for several weeks now. With global trade falling apart and national economies in continued meltdown, these leaders view the resurgence of global trade as the only salvation for economic recovery. Within that demand is the realization that the only enablement is a new global currency that everyone can agree on.

Today, China is calling for the SDR (Special Drawing Right, or some variation) to replace the dollar as the globe's primary reserve currency. Russia is also calling for the SDR and some type of gold peg to add further legitimacy. Other leaders around the world are calling for a global currency without suggesting exactly what it should be.

The SDR is exclusively issued and controlled by the International Monetary Fund.

The August Review has previously presented reports on the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlements, and the World Bank, all of which have a stake in global currency exchange and control.

Note: It is strongly suggested that you read or re-read all three of these papers (written in 2005-2006) if you want to understand the issues of global currency. If implemented, any scheme for a global currency would be a major stepping stone to global economic and political governance.

In the paper, Global Banking: The International Monetary Fund, this writer concluded the section Currency, Monetary Roles and Gold by stating,

"Suffice it to say that if so many organizations have conspired to keep "gold as money" out of the public mind, then gold is not dead but just temporarily on the shelf. When fiat currencies have been drained dry by the global cartel, gold will likely be brought back by the same people who told us it was forever a dead issue."

In the paper, Global Banking: Bank for International Settlements paper, this writer further stated,

"There is no doubt that the BIS is moving the world toward regional currencies and ultimately, a global currency. The global currency could well be an evolution of the SDR, and may explain why the BIS recently adopted the SDR as its primary reserve currency."

Bankers and heads-of-state that comprise the G20 conference in London this week will very likely produce some resolution to the global currency debacle. At the very least, the SDR will be offered as the stepping-stone to global currency because it is already in place and in use throughout the world.

The dilemma will be how can the holders of dollars (e.g., China) convert them into SDR's?

Since the dollar is already part of the basket that makes up the SDR, it will be easy enough for China to turn over their dollars to the IMF to get SDR's in exchange. But, they will have to take some hit for doing so. To overcome their resistance, adding a gold component to the SDR might be just the carrot that assures a China (and others) buy-in.

But, what will the IMF do with all these dollars? This could be the big rub. They can't just return the excess dollars to the U.S. Treasury because it would cause massive hyperinflation at home. They can't just burn them, either. So legislating them to be part of the SDR would make some sense, but that may not be enough to control the slush.

This writer's conjecture is: Could Obama/Geithner, without any advance notice, slap currency exchange controls on the U.S. that would prevent the repatriation of these excess dollars, and effectively land-lock the dollars already here?

Such a move would immediately set up a two-tiered system of currency for the U.S.: Internal and External.

The pain this would put on America would be sacrificed for the greater global good. Otherwise, it could simultaneously solve several problems:

  1. Currency manipulation - countries like China would be hard-pressed to manipulate the Yuan without the dollar
  2. Currency fluctuations - the SDR would be buffered by component currencies that usually trade in the opposite direction to each other
  3. Global trade - international partners would have an agreed-upon medium of exchange monitored by the IMF
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While good for global trade, the impact could be potentially devastating to wealthy and semi-wealthy Americans who have sought financial safety by spreading their assets around the world via currencies, foreign gold deposits, Swiss bank accounts, etc., because they might not be able to get their assets back into the United States or U.S. assets out of the country.

For globalists like Jim Rogers, the billionaire former partner of George Soros (a major Obama financier), he could live in any part of the world he desired. Rogers recently told the the largest media outlets in the world, and is run by twelve governors who act 
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that "There will probably be exchange controls in the US in their (his children) lifetime. I have given up on the US dollar and sterling." This is long-range thinking, but he is thinking it nonetheless.

In November 2007, John Dizard wrote in The Financial Times,

"Within the stream of coded language and doubletalk coming from officialdom these days, you can find louder signals of preparations for exchange control regimes in the developed world. This is bad news for almost everyone, but in particular for the investment community. When exchange controls - no doubt in another name - are imposed in Europe or the US, the official targets will be "speculators" or financial manipulators lurking in the shadows."

Indeed, the speculators are now the likes of the hedge fund industry and the manipulators are countries like China who have manipulated their currency for years.

The greatest danger of exchange controls is that there is never advance notice. Rather, they are just suddenly announced and then you are trapped for the duration.

The G20 leaders are desperate for some political solution to the global economic crisis. Both PM Gordon Brown and President Obama are grasping at straws in an attempt to maintain their leadership roles and keep globalization alive. With 20 very opinionated countries trying to reach some ordinary consensus (very unlikely), the presentation of a "shock and awe" solution could break the log jam.

In light of this possibility, investors, exporters and businesses would do well to rethink their domestic and overseas strategies.

In the meantime, keep a sharp eye on the G20 meeting in London.

Note: A digest of this article first appeared in Geo-Strategic Trends, published and edited by this writer.

March 31 2009

Canada Upholds George Galloway Ban

Hardly endorses freedom of speech does it?



Ontario, CA, Tent City Residents Required to Wear Wristbands

Published on 03-31-2009 Source: Los Angeles Times

Tent City residents gather as the city of Ontario starts the process of sorting out who may stay and who must leave. The city issued wristbands – blue for Ontario residents, who may stay, orange for people who need to provide more documentation, and white for those who must leave. The aim is to reduce the number of people living there from over 400 to 170.

Officials begin thinning out the encampment, saying the city can provide space only for those who once lived there and can prove it.

Dozens of Ontario police and code enforcement officers descended upon the homeless encampment known as Tent City early Monday, separating those who could stay from those to be evicted.

Large, often confused, crowds formed ragged lines behind police barricades where officers handed out color-coded wristbands. Blue meant they were from Ontario and could remain. Orange indicated they had to provide more proof to avoid ejection, and white meant they had a week to leave.

Many who had taken shelter at the camp -- which had grown from 20 to more than 400 residents in nine months -- lacked paperwork, bills or birth certificates proving they were once Ontario residents.

"When my husband gets out of jail he can bring my marriage certificate; will that count?" asked one tearful woman.

Another resident, clearly confused, seemed relieved to get a white band -- not understanding it meant she had to leave.

Pattie Barnes, 47, who had her motor home towed away last week, shook with anger.

"They are tagging us because we are homeless," she said, staring at her orange wristband. "It feels like a concentration camp."

Ontario officials, citing health and safety issues, say it is necessary to thin out Tent City. The move to dramatically reduce the population curtails an experiment begun last year to provide a city-approved camp where homeless people would not be harassed.

Land that includes tents, toilets and water had been set aside near Ontario International Airport for the homeless. Officials intended to limit the camp and its amenities to local homeless people, but did little to enforce that as the site rapidly expanded, attracting people from as far away as Florida.

"We have to be sensitive, and we will give people time to locate documents," said Brent Schultz, the city's housing and neighborhood revitalization director. "But we have always said this was for Ontario's homeless and not the region's homeless. We can't take care of the whole area."

Officials believe the local homeless number about 140, less than half of those currently in residence. Schultz wants to reduce Tent City to 170 people in a regulated, fenced-off area rather than the sprawling open-air campsite it has become.

No other city has offered to take in any of the homeless who Ontario officials say must leave.

"So far I have heard nothing," Schultz said.

Even before the large-scale action Monday, police last week moved out parolees and towed about 20 dilapidated motor homes. A list of safety rules, including one banning pets, has been posted. The city says there is a threat of dog bites and possible disease from the animals.

The no-pet order caused widespread anger and tears Monday as some homeless people said they could not imagine life without their dogs. Many have three or four and vowed to leave Tent City before giving the dogs up.

"I will go to jail before they take my dog," said an emotional Diane Ritchey, 47. "That's a part of me as much as anything. The dogs are as homeless as we are."

Cindy Duke, 40, hugged Ritchey, who was sobbing.

"I had to give up my 6-year-old son because I was homeless and I'll be damned if I give up my dog too," Duke said.

Celeste Trettin, 53, rolled up in a wheelchair. She and her husband have an Ontario address but have lived for years in a truck, parking wherever they found a safe place. Trettin, who got an orange wristband, said she believed she would be able to find the paperwork to prove she was from Ontario.

"We thought if we came here we could save some money, but now they have pulled the rug out from under us," said Trettin, who has fibromyalgia, a painful disorder.

Brother decapitates sister after birthday party
* March 30, 2009

A US man on a rampage killed two sisters, decapitating one, before officers shot him dead in what their chief described as "a killing field''.

The man fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, beheaded his five-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then turned toward his nine-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before being shot.

There was no clear motive for the events that unfolded on Saturday, the day after the five-year-old's birthday, in a wealthy Boston suburb, Milton.




Fear of new regs drives gun, ammo shortage
Concern that the Obama administration could impose a new ban on some semiautomatic weapons is driving worried gun owners to stockpile ammunition and cartridge reloading components at such a rate that manufacturers can't meet demand.


Fear of new regs drives gun, ammo shortage

By BEN NEARY – 1 day ago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Concern that the Obama administration could impose a new ban on some semiautomatic weapons is driving worried gun owners to stockpile ammunition and cartridge reloading components at such a rate that manufacturers can't meet demand.

Attorney General Eric Holder last month suggested that the Obama Administration favors reinstituting a U.S. ban on the sale of assault weapons. President Bill Clinton first signed such a ban into law in 1994, generally blocking some military-style guns with magazines that hold many cartridges. President George Bush had allowed the ban to expire.

"We have heard from all across the country that there is a tremendous shortage of ammunition," said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. "We've heard this from the manufacturers, that their customers are calling them trying to get supplies for inventory, and that the manufacturers are going full-bore, pardon the pun."

The Newtown, Conn.-based foundation is a trade organization representing firearms and ammunition manufacturers as well as retail gun shops.

"Semiautomatic rifles are selling at an incredibly brisk pace," said Keane, adding that many manufacturers of semiautomatic rifles and pistols are already so backordered that this year's entire production is already spoken for.

He said the current ammunition shortage followed the increase in gun sales. While the current shortage includes cartridges for popular semiautomatic rifles and pistols that were covered by the Clinton-era weapons ban, it also extends to other common varieties including common revolver cartridges and .22 rimfire cartridges used for hunting or target shooting.

In Wyoming, the run on bullets and reloading components reached such a frenzy that Cheyenne retailer Frontier Arms recently began rationing sales, said Becky Holtz, co-owner of the shop. Holtz said she's also been selling semiautomatic rifles as fast as she can put them on the shelves.

"You know there's something wrong when I've got little old ladies coming in buying 5,000 rounds of .22 shells," Holtz said.

Jere Jordan is general manager Midsouth Shooters Supply in Clarksville, Tenn. — one of a handful of firms in the country that specializes in mail-order sales of ammunition and reloading components and equipment.

In common with similar supply houses, Midsouth has run out of most ammunition in the calibers commonly used in semiautomatic pistols and popular military rifles. It's also backordered on many other types of cartridges.

"After the election, where you have a change of parties to a more liberal side, I would say I guess the conservatives want to protect what they feel might be taken away from them, either through a tax, or an all-out ban," Jordan said.

Midsouth and other similar dealers say they're also sold out of most varieties of primers used by hobbyists to handload cartridges. Primers are the explosive caps that ignite gunpowder in rifle and pistol cartridges.

Jordan said his company is taking orders for bullets and primers, but isn't sure when they'll be filled.

"The wait? We're not even guessing on the wait anymore," Jordan said. "It's exceeding 60 days."

Keane, of the Shooting Sports Foundation, said there are no national statistics that directly track firearms sales. However, he noted that there's been a sharp rise in the number of instant background checks that the FBI performs each time a person buys a gun at a gun store. Such checks are not required for personal sales, or for gun purchases at gun shows.

The FBI performed more than 4.2 million firearms background checks from November 2008 through this January, according to agency figures. That's an increase of more than 31 percent above the 3.2 million checks the agency performed from November 2007 through January 2008.

Keane said concerns other than the prospect of new federal regulations are also driving gun and ammunition sales. Those include the faltering economy and the potential side-effect of an increase in crime, he said.

"There's a concern about what's happening to the stock market, what's happening with unemployment, what's happening with the tremendous increase in government spending, whether there will be hyperinflation," Keane said.

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some are so de-sensitized they do not realise something is wrong

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Sunday, March 29, 2009



Please organise a public demonstration in your area on 1st and 2nd April 2009 to coincide with the G20 Summit in London.

Please make a specific Facebook group or event for your demonstration and invite all your friends to it.

If you are already an admin at a Facebook group, you can create an event as follows:

1. Go to your Facebook campaign group. Then go to 'Create Related Event'.

2. Put in event name, tagline, description, start and end time, location, and any contact details if you wish (optional)

3. Then go to 'Create Event'.

4. Add a picture to the event.

5. Edit the various options (who can be invited or post items, whether the group is publicly listed or not, etc).

6. Go to 'Save'.

7. Invite your own personal friends to the group. In addition, or alternatively, there is a little box at the bottom of the screen (marked 'Invite members of the host group ..... '). To invite the members of the group you are an admin of, simply tick that box and then click 'Send invitations'.

8. Then please post a link to your event at:

9. Turn the volume up to 11!

MIGHTY oaks from little acorns grow.

Let's demonstrate for better ways of organising our financial and economic systems, and in the long-term build a better set of financial and economic architecture.

Let's make it noisy, colourful, vibrant, constructive, and peaceful.


When you have created your event, please post a link to it at the following:




Saturday, March 28, 2009

World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Two hundred schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are "vulnerable" to Islamic radicalisation.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Meanwhile the robbers, muggers, and rapists are running wild because the cops are too busy playing guessing games with the kiddies.

Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC's, Laptops, and media devices: Video

Barack Obama offers new strategy to tame Pakistan

More than seven years after America declared war on the Taleban, Afghanistan still stands on the brink of disaster, President Obama declared yesterday as he unveiled a new regional strategy to win the war in South Asia. An additional 21,000 US troops will be sent to Afghanistan and civilian aid to neighbouring Pakistan will be trebled, Mr Obama said in a speech that showed his desire to take full US ownership of the deepening conflict.
Webmaster's Commentary:

"Taking Ownership" is how we got into this mess, and it is NOT what Obama promised while campaigning!

Japan prepares to blast North Korean missile out of the sky

"North Korea earlier this week reiterated its claim that the missile was for a peaceful satellite launch, and warned that any attempt to shoot down would be considered an act of war, reports The Korea Times.

"We will retaliate any act of intercepting our satellite for peaceful purposes with prompt counter strikes by the most powerful military means," a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army was quoted as saying, specifically naming South Korea, the US, and Japan.

"Shooting our satellite for peaceful purposes will precisely mean a war," the spokesman said in a statement carried in English by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)."

Obama promised an end to these wars started with lies. Clearly, Obama himself was lying.

Iran says West must respect will of Afghan people: "After seven years the international community - especially the West - has understood that the military option has brought about no result" in Afghanistan, Mottaki said.

'Iranian missile threat exaggerated': A candidate for a top nonproliferation post in the Obama administration played down on Monday the threat from Iran's long-range missile program as a reason to build a European missile defense system.

Slim majority of US Jews want war on Iran: Poll: A poll shows that Jewish Americans who favor a military strike on Iran over its nuclear program barely outnumber those against such an attack.

UN: Israel broke six-month truce in Gaza: A new UN report exposes a bit of misinformation peddled by the US and Israel and shatters the Zionist illusion that the Gaza war was legal.

Gazan family cut to pieces: Report: A new report details the gory killing of a family by Israeli unmanned drones, which can allegedly differentiate civilians from combatants.

Schwarzenegger To Provide Government Camps For Homeless
Shut down and takeover of "tent cities" stokes fears of internment pretext
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Plans to shut down tent cities in California and relocate homeless people to government-run facilities have stoked fears that the move could be a pretext for a wider internment of Americans in the event of a total economic collapse.

Wall Street Changes its Rules at Will - Goldman Bailed Out 2 Executives - Buying Hedge Fund Shares Out of Public View

The New York Times - Louise Story The financial giant Goldman Sachs spent tens of millions of dollars [...] In an unusual move [...] bought back stakes in some internal investment funds from Jon Winkelried, the bank’s co-chief operating officer, and Gregory K. Palm, its general counsel.

World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

All the idols of capitalism over the past three decades crashed. The assumptions and presumptions, paradigm and prognosis of indefinite progress under liberal free market capitalism have been tested and have failed. We are living the end of an entire epoch: Experts everywhere witness the collapse of the US and world financial system, the absence of credit for trade and the lack of financing for investment. A world depression, in which upward of a quarter of the world’s labor force will be unemployed, is looming. The biggest decline in trade in recent world history – down 40% year to year – defines the future.

Nader: Seven Steps the Obama Admin is NOT Taking to Fix the Banking Crash, Why Not?

Where are the resources for comprehensive law enforcement against the Wall Street crooks, swindlers and purveyors of costly deceptive practices? Isn't there a need to add two to three hundred million dollars for more FBI agents, prosecutors and corporate crime attorneys under the Justice Department to obtain the fines and disgorgements which will far exceed in dollars what is spent by the forces of law and order?

Mounties accused of 'cooking up' story

Four Mounties "collaborated to fabricate" their story to justify their conduct when Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski died while in their custody, a lawyer told a public inquiry yesterday.

US general: American forces may not leave key Iraqi cities: The top US ground commander in Iraq says that while Iraqi forces have made huge strides, Iraqi officials are likely to ask for US help in the key cities of Baquba and Mosul, meaning that American troops may stay there after the deadline for redeployment to major bases. Senior military commanders say US troops will also likely stay on in the southern city of Basra.

Iraq: Poor sell kidneys just to survive: Despite Iraq’s massive wealth – it has among the largest oil reserves in the world – poverty is rife. A 2007 study by the United Nations found one-third of Iraqis lived in poverty, with five per cent of the population in extreme poverty.

States Rebellion Pending

By Walter E. Williams

Our constitutional ignorance—perhaps contempt, coupled with the fact that we’ve become a nation of wimps, sissies and supplicants—has made us easy prey for Washington’s tyrannical forces. But that might be changing a bit. There are rumblings of a long overdue re-emergence of Americans’ characteristic spirit of rebellion. Continue

Suspected US Drone attack kills five in Pakistan: In a second attack in less than 24 hours, a US drone carried out a missile strike against a suspected Taliban hideout in North Waziristan in NWFP on Thursday killing five militants and injuring four others.

From his office in clouded cuckoo land : Obama aims to shut down al-Qaeda in Pakistan, Afghanistan : 'We have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to prevent their return to either country in the future,' Obama said.

Change.... What change? Obama Unveils Afghan Plan to Add Troops and Set Goals: In strikingly ominous tones, Mr. Obama warned — just as President George W. Bush did repeatedly over the years — of intelligence estimates that al Qaeda “is actively planning attacks on the U.S. homeland from its safe haven in Pakistan.”

U.S. strikes in Pakistan "justify jihad": cleric: An expansion of America's secret war in Pakistan to Baluchistan province would justify jihad and see many more young men rally to fight foreign forces in Afghanistan, a radical cleric said.

Zardari calls for change in US anti-terror policy: - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari called for a US change of policy and voiced opposition to missile strikes, as President Barack Obama was to unveil Friday a new strategy against Al-Qaeda .

Pakistan and Afghan Taliban Close Ranks: After agreeing to bury their differences and unite forces, Taliban leaders based in Pakistan have closed ranks with their Afghan comrades to ready a new offensive in Afghanistan as the United States prepares to send 17,000 more troops there this year.

Report: Afghanistan aid program flawed: The multibillion-dollar U.S. aid program in Afghanistan is disjointed, bureaucratic and overly dependent on private Western contractors, according to a report to be released today with implications for President Obama's Central Asia strategy.

US lawmakers tell Obama Iran engagement 'cannot be open-ended': The lawmakers said the central goal of any talks must be to get Iran to verifiably suspend uranium enrichment -- a possible prelude to a nuclear weapon -- "within at most a few months of the initiation of discussions."

Iran Clarifies Its Response to Obama : The key section of Khamenei's response, skipped over by the New York Times: - Have you changed anything but your words? If your enmity against the Iranian nation has truly ended, have you released Iranian assets? Have you removed sanctions? Have you ended your propaganda warfare? Have you ended your unconditional support for the Zionist regime…? Changing rhetoric must not be followed by unchanged intentions.

Russian, U.S. leaders to address Iranian nuclear issue in London: Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama will meet at the G20 summit due in London next week.

Harper reaffirms Tory support for state of Israel: Harper passionately reaffirmed his government's support for the state of Israel in a speech to hundreds of members of the Jewish community in the Toronto suburb of Thornhill.

Canadian Jews seek ban for Palestinian clerics: The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal says “these Jerusalem-based clerics will likely offer a divisive message of hate, racism and radicalization to Canadian audiences; one that incites violence over dialogue."

British MP's lawyers challenge entry ban: A court hearing on Sunday could determine whether controversial British MP George Galloway will be allowed into Canada to speak. That's when lawyers for Galloway go before a Federal Court judge seeking to set aside the immigration department's decision to bar him from the country.

FBI and American Muslims at Odds:

By Alexandra Marks

The situation worsened in February, when it became public that the FBI had planted an informant at a California mosque who, a coalition of more than a dozen Muslim American groups charges, actively tried to recruit terrorists. Continue

Is the Bailout Plan Breeding a Greater Crisis?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US finances its trade deficit by turning over to foreigners ownership of existing US assets and their future income streams, which, of course, increases the flow of income away from Americans. Continue

"We're All In This Together"

No we are not, that's the point.

By Cindy Sheehan

President Obama basically said that we can't demonize every investor who earns a profit, because "we are all in this together." Sorry, but I am going to have to call a big fat "bull-shit" on this one. Continue

'Billions wasted' in Iraq: BETWEEN $US3 billion and $US5 billion have been wasted in the US-effort to rebuild Iraq since 2003, the US official assigned to oversee reconstruction efforts in that country said today. Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, warned politicians on Capitol Hill that mistakes made in trying to rebuild Iraq were being repeated in Afghanistan.

Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran? Military Intelligence chief : Iran has crossed nuclear bomb threshold: He told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the Islamic Republic has developed surface-to-surface missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.

Israel ups anti-Iran rants as Bibi era nears: Israel claims Iran can build a nuclear weapon within a year as the hawkish Likud leader moves closer to assembling his government.

Israel accused of indiscriminate phosphorus use in Gaza: Human Rights Watch report claims Israel committed war crimes in its use of air-burst white phosphorus artillery shells

Israel’s world standing falls: Israeli newspapers published soldiers’ testimonies, including evidence that troops shot at unarmed civilians and vandalised homes. Some said they were issued with lax rules of engagement that placed little value on the safety of Gazan civilians.

More extra-judicial killings - Khartoum: US attack killed 39 people in Sudan: The report also noted that the convoy, consisting of 17 trucks, carried 39 passengers -- none of which survived the attack.

U.S. stages deadly air strike against arms smugglers inside Sudan: He said that the air strike caused an "embarrassment" to Khartoum which viewed it as a "violation to its sovereignty" and discussed the matter with Cairo in an effort to gather more information to formulate a response.

Sudanese president returns home from second visit abroad: This was the second visit abroad for the Sudanese president since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against him earlier this month on charges of so-called war crimes and crimes of anti-humanity.

Al Qaeda issues warning to Sudanese president: Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri Tuesday demanded Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir 'repent' for kicking the terrorist group's leaders out of Sudan and called on the Sudanese people to 'prepare for a guerrilla war against the West'.

South Sudan clashes leave 750 dead: - Fighting in south Sudan's Jonglei state has left some 750 people dead, with growing insecurity in the wider region hampering aid efforts, United Nations officials said on Wednesday.

North Korea positions missile on launch pad: report: North Korea has said it would launch a satellite between April 4 and April 8. Regional powers see the launch as a disguised test of its longest-range missile and a violation of U.N. sanctions forbidding the reclusive state from firing ballistic missiles.

Russia seeks to weaken US, West: NATO general: - Russia seems intent on weakening Western institutions and its relations with NATO will likely be more strained in the coming years than at any time since the Cold War ended, NATO's top commander said on Tuesday.

UN & IMF Back Agenda For Global Financial Dictatorship
Frog march to new world reserve currency system continues apace
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, March 27, 2009
Both the IMF and the United Nations have thrown their weight behind proposals to implement a new world reserve currency system to replace the dollar as part of the acceleration towards a global financial dictatorship, in the same week that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CFR globalists that he was “open” to the idea.

Top Constitutional Scholar: Secret Bush Memos Reveal Plan For "Massive Military Takeover Of US"
Expert says Yoo memos instigate "Law by fiat", "Fuhrer's law", "constitutes treason"

Steve Watson
Thursday, March 26, 2009

A top constitutional scholar has said that recently released Justice Department memos prove that nefarious elements within the Bush Administration were planning a massive military takeover of the country and that the documents should be used to bring charges of treason.

Two-Faced Geithner Assures CFR Puppet Masters He's "Open" To Global Currency
Treasury Secretary a traitor, tells American people one thing, CFR elitists another, as move towards global monetary union accelerates
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, March 26, 2009
In a near complete reversal of his comments on Tuesday, when he told a Congressional hearing that there were no plans to move towards a global currency to supplant the dollar, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sought to please the elitist CFR by assuring them that he was “open” to the notion of a new global currency system.

Obama to Bring More Mercenaries to Afghanistan -- Sound Familiar?
- by Jim Hightower - 2009-03-28
The Worsening U.S. Failure
- by Emily Spence - 2009-03-28
Obama Voices Support for NATO Expansion Despite Russian Qualms
- 2009-03-28

How the Scam Works: The "Free Market" at Work, Financial Style
- by Prof. Michael Hudson - 2009-03-28

Canada: Reverse the ban on Galloway
- by Lawyers Against the War - 2009-03-28

Financial Crime in America
Why Hasn’t Obama Targeted The Ongoing White Collar Crime Wave?
- by Danny Schechter - 2009-03-28

VIDEO: US-NATO War Crimes: "Humanitarian Intervention" Challenged
10 year commemoration of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
- by Michel Chossudovsky - 2009-03-28

Obama's Latest No Banker Left Behind Scheme
- by Stephen Lendman - 2009-03-27

Is There Any Gold Left in Fort Knox?

'It is said to be the most impregnable vault on Earth: built out of granite, sealed behind a 22-tonne door, located on a US military base and watched over day and night by army units with tanks, heavy artillery and Apache helicopter gunships at their disposal.

Since its construction in 1937 the treasures locked inside Fort Knox have included the US Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, three volumes of the Gutenberg Bible and Magna Carta.

For several prominent investors and at least one senior US congressman it is not the security of the facility in Kentucky that is a cause of concern: it is the matter of how much gold remains stored there - and who owns it.'


Saturday, 28 March 2009

DNA Scan Could Cut Your Insurance Premiums

'Taking genetic tests to assess potential health risks could mean cheaper medical insurance even if the results are not disclosed, a senior industry executive has told The Times. Customers who take personal DNA scans will pay lower premiums because insurers believe that they encourage a healthier lifestyle, according to Gil Baldwin, the managing director of Norwich Union Healthcare.

The advent of tests for DNA variants that affect common disorders such as diabetes and heart disease has prompted fears of discrimination and the creation of a "genetic underclass" who cannot buy cover.

Mr Baldwin insisted that his company did not see genetics as a tool for cherry picking low-risk customers but as a way of helping them to manage and reduce their risk of disease with the aim of lowering costs for both parties.'


Friday, March 27, 2009

Washington and the Federal Reserve are to blame

Monday, March 23, 2009

China Voices Support For New Global Currency To Replace Dollar

Source: boulderyal.org
“People will start to abandon the dollar as current and past economic policies create a steep rise in interest rates,” Mr Paul says. “If you are in Treasuries, you will need to be watchful and nimble to time your escape.”

Charlie Frost Check this out: http://budurl.com/jyr4 I hate to say “I told you so,” but I told you so—It's coming.

Mr. Kenney, It is your job, as elected in a democratic government to uphold the right to free speech, as guaranteed by our Charter and Constitution. Banning MP George Galloway from his invitation by Canadians to speak is against everything Canada stands for...

Monday, March 23, 2009
China has expressed support for Russia’s proposal to hand the IMF the power to create a new supra-national global currency in response to the call for an alternative to the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama Youth : Mandatory Civillian Service 2009

House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill
Legislation intensifies fears about Obama's civilian national security force

Paul Joseph Watson\Prison Planet.com\Thursday, March 19, 2009

The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.

The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act, was passed yesterday by a 321-105 margin and now goes to the Senate.

Under section 6104 of the bill, entitled “Duties,” in subsection B6, the legislation states that a commission will be set up to investigate, “Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.”

Section 120 of the bill also discusses the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” and states that “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”

“The legislation, slated to cost $6 billion over five years, would create 175,000 “new service opportunities” under AmeriCorps, bringing the number of participants in the national volunteer program to 250,000. It would also create additional “corps” to expand the reach of volunteerism into new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps and Veterans Service Corps, and it expands the National Civilian Community Corps to focus on additional areas like disaster relief and energy conservation,” reports Fox News.

The Senate is also considering a similar piece of legislation known as the “Serve America Act,” which also includes language about “Youth Engagement Zones”.

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  2. Obama Website Scrubs Mandatory Community Service Call
  3. Bill to help remove people remove themselves from TSA watch list passes House
  4. “National Service” and Conscription: A Question of Ownership
  5. Obama’s chief of staff choice favors compulsory universal service
  6. Net Neutrality Bill Passes
  7. House OKs $787B stimulus bill with GOP opposition
  8. USDA Backs Off Mandatory National Animal Identification Registration
  9. Senate passes $612 bln defense spending bill
  10. New Jersey parents protest mandatory flu shots
  11. Georgia Rep. Issues Warning on National Security Force, Gun Ban
  12. Government To Confiscate 401(k)s and IRAs For Mandatory Savings Tax?