Archive for July, 2012
Breitbart News hereby announces a $50,000 reward to whomever can provide the complete video recording of the 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, at which then-state senator Barack Obama spoke–and which the Los Angeles Times has refused to release since reporting the event in April 2008.
Then-reporter Peter Wallsten (now with the Wall Street Journal) noted that the event was one of many signs that had encouraged Palestinian-Americans to believe “that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.”
Read more by Breitbart News
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is proposing that money market managers be empowered to hold back depositors’ money for 30 days in the event of a run on funds. The controversial proposal is being called by critics as a kind of capital control.
Read more by Nish Amarnath at ibtimes.com
Cindy Gillespie knew something was up when her boss, Mitt Romney, stopped talking about the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics in a phone radio interview as he sat in a Washington, D.C., office.
Instead, the head of the Salt Lake Games was fielding questions from a radio host trying to sort out reports of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center.
Read more by Matthew Brown at Deseret News
Wed. July 25 at 6pm
Sat. July 28 at 10am
Mon. July 30 at 6pm
These training sessions will be held at RPMC Office: 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue), West Allis, WI 53214
with Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ron Johnson, Congressman Paul Ryan, and RNC Chairman Priebus
Join us as we countdown the final 100 days until November 6th when we turn Wisconsin red
Waukesha Victory Center
1701 Pearl Street #5
Waukesha, WI 53186
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Doors open at 3:00 pm
event starts at 3:30 pm
RSVP: Donald Rickard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock are among the offenders.
It shouldn’t matter that I, an author with the audacity to select such a title, am black. The arguments presented should stand or fall on their objective merit. Nevertheless, I declare my racial identity at the outset to defuse any prejudice readers may bring regarding the motivation behind this piece. Indeed, it is in part because I am black that the following must be said.
All things considered, blacks and the civil rights culture surrounding them are the most open and prolific purveyors of racism in America. This is an ironic travesty which spits upon the graves of history’s abolitionists and offends all who are committed to a dream of equality under the law and goodwill among men.
Surely, such a claim is provocative. Unfortunately, it is also demonstrable.
Read more by Walter Hudson at PJ Media
Obama’s not black enough for this guy.
Economists, Military Strategists and Others Warned Us … Long Ago
We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.
We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.
We’ve known for 1,900 years that rampant inequality destroys societies.
We’ve known for thousands of years that debasing currencies leads to economic collapse.
We’ve known for hundreds of years that the failure to punish financial fraud destroys economies, as it destroys all trust in the financial system.
We’ve known for hundreds of years that monopolies and the political influence which accompanies too much power in too few hands is dangerous for free markets.
Read more at WashingtonsBlog.com
Inflation is treated as a threat by policymakers, but some analysts say higher inflation can benefit the economy by reducing the debt burden.
Wars and other crises have a way of remaking your oldest enemies into your best friends (and vice versa — just look at the history of U.S.-Soviet relations from 1939 to 1945).
Given the depth and persistence of the financial crisis here and in Europe, isn’t it time to embrace one of our oldest economic foes, inflation?
–SNIP– The discussion focuses on how inflation reduces the debt burden. Debt is a head wind against recovery right now. But if you’re a debtor paying a fixed rate of interest, like many homeowners, inflation is good for you — as prices, and hopefully your wages, rise, your mortgage burden falls relative to your income. On the other side of the coin, though, your lender is getting paid back with dollars lower in value than the ones he lent you.
Read more by Michael Hiltzik at LA Times
I’m sorry to report that the substantive findings of the latest press conference held by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse will not be appearing on Fox, on CNN or in The Washington Post. They will not be appearing in the media, period. I guess the nation’s press corps is too busy submitting its work to Obama and Romney campaign officials for “quote approval” — as The New York Times recently confessed, in an outbreak of candor — to report on anything.
To remain a free people, a new kind of do-it-yourself journalism is in order. For starters, I recommend every American seek out and watch the two Cold Case Posse press conferences on YouTube. You report and you decide. It’s better that way.
The bottom line is this: The posse investigation has amassed extensive computer forensics and other evidence that the Barack Obama birth certificate posted on the White House website is a forgery. Again, I urge readers to review the case for themselves. What I want to focus on today is something at least as bad as document fraud. I want to focus on document fraud cover-up.
Read more by Diana West at Jewish World Review
The world is replete with double-standards, instances where a set of facts are reported one way based on the biases of those doing the reporting while a nearly identical set of facts is presented differently, again based on the biases of those telling the story.
We see them everywhere, but they are most present perhaps where politics and the media intersect. As one example, consider how the media handled two stories, each involving powerful and politically well-connected CEOs who tanked their companies, causing shareholders to lose billions.
Read more by Peter Roff at USNews.com
Banking Titans Call for Break Up of “Too Big to Fail”
The following bankers are calling for the big banks to be broken up:
* Former Citi CEO Sandy Weill
* Former Citi CEO John Reed
* Former Citi chairman Richard Parsons
* Former Merrill Lynch chairman and CEO David Komansky
* Former Morgan Stanley CEO Philip Purcell
And Many more at Washington’s Blog
Though the press largely dropped the story weeks ago, no controversy has the potential to do as much long-term damage to the Obama presidency as the White House leaks investigation. That’s why Mitt Romney’s ringing denunciation of the administration’s fast and loose approach to classified information in his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday had to scare the administration silly. In response, they not only prompted Senator Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to try to walk back her accusation that the White House was the source of the leaks about cyber warfare, targeted assassinations of terrorists, Iran and other national security topics that Romney cited in his speech.
Read more by Jonathan S. Tobin at commentarymagazine.com
Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.
Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester–the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.
As Richard Eskow of the Huffington Post recently wrote:
More and more Washington insiders are asking a question that was considered off-limits in the nation’s capital just a few months ago: Who, exactly, is Attorney General Eric Holder representing? As scandal after scandal erupts on Wall Street, involving everything from global lending manipulation to cocaine and prostitution, more and more people are worrying about Holder’s seeming inaction — or worse — in the face of mounting evidence.
This isn’t going away.
Read more by Wynton Hall at Breitbart.com
Independent from Congress … or from the American People?
Congress will vote tomorrow on auditing the Federal Reserve. The House has approved an audit of the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve says that an audit will interfere with it’s “independence”. For example, in Congressional testimony on 2009, the vice chair of the Fed used the “i” word 30 times.
–SNIP– What the Last Audit Showed
Let’s start by looking at what information was revealed in response to the previous, watered-down version of Ron Paul’s Fed audit bill:
Read more at WashingtonsBlog.com