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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Dangerous Zones of Subduction

Led Zeppelin
Nobody's Fault But Mine


1. an act or instance of subducting; subtraction or withdrawal.
2. Geology. the process by which collision of the earth's crustal plates results in one plate's being drawn down or overridden by another, localized along the juncture (subduction zone) of two plates.

1570–80; subductiōn-, s. of subductiō pulling up, computation; see subduct, -ion

Cascadia subduction zone

UK MP given Palestinian passport
UK member of parliament George Galloway has received a Palestinian passport from a Hamas leader in Gaza.
Only one problem, Hamassholes. THERE IS NO PALESTINE (yet). IT IS STILL CALLED ISRAEL!

Hamas launches Gaza newspaper

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone over Iraq

US officials investigate suspected terror recruitment in Minnesota

U.S. rejected 2003 Iraqi peace offer
Saddam Hussein proposed elections, disarmament, help with war on terror:
It was in January 2003 when the Syrians initiated the effort through an intermediary seeking to open a back-channel of communication with policymakers in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The request came through this writer's office.

At the time, a spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency was quoted as saying the Iraqis should be told the United States will "see them in Baghdad." The spokesman added that the CIA was to have had a meeting three months earlier with Iraqis to discuss similar terms but Iraqi participants never showed up. Recent evidence, however, reveals a meeting had occurred in 2002 on similar unconditional terms, which the CIA had rejected.

Sons of Iraq Now in Iraqi Government’s Hands

The U.S.military announced today that it has just signed its final paychecks for one of the riskier programs it’s ever undertaken: inducing the coalescence of ex-Sunni insurgents into the quasi-governmental militias called the Sons of Iraq. The program was hated and opposed by the Shiite-led government, and now that government is in control of it, officially beginning its payroll to the militias on April 1.

In American Pravda:

The Obama administration is moving quickly to overhaul American policy on the Middle East, sending top envoys to the region and promising to push hard for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
That's an overhaul? CHANGE, my ass!

President Bush Meets with President Abbas
September 20, 2006:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. President, thank you for coming. Yesterday, in my speech to the United Nations, I said that you're a man of peace who believes in a two-state solution. And after our conversation today, once again you confirmed that.

I, too, believe that the best way to bring peace to the Holy Land is for two democratic states living side-by-side in peace. I said in my speech yesterday that the Palestinian state must have territorial integrity. I firmly believe that. I also said in my speech that the -- one of the great objectives of my administration is to achieve this vision. I fully understand that in order to achieve this vision, there must be leaders willing to speak out and act on behalf of people who yearn for peace, and you are such a leader, Mr. President.

I can't thank you enough for the courage you have shown. I assure you that our government wants to work with you in order -- so that you're able -- capable of delivering the vision that so many Palestinians long for, and that is a society in which they can raise their children in peace and hope. And I know that society is possible. And I appreciate your vision along those lines.

So, welcome to Washington, D.C. [sic] I think this is our fifth visit. Every time, I've left our visits inspired by your vision.
Egypt awards OIC head with state medal

Iran says US failing to correct regional "mistakes"

Israel is the Iranian price of Mideast peace

Iran seeks to buy banned carbon fiber

Obama to write love note to Glow Ballin' Mythical Moderate Khatami

S.Korea takes lead for Jordan nuclear plant deal

Georgia, USA: Officers receive truck for Chemical Biological Nuclear Response Team

Australia to join boycott of 'Durban II' conference

Bat Yeor’s remarks at Columbia Law School

The Global Leadership Meltdown

Russia's Billionaire Drop-Offs

Russia issues arrest warrant for mobile phone mogul

NATO-Russia Council to Resume Meetings in the Wake of April Summit

EU has the means to check Gazprom
Ya think? How 'bout the will?
Ignoring Gazprom's gas dominance is all the more puzzling given the EU's continued attacks on Microsoft, whose Windows operating system poses much less of an economic and security threat than Gazprom's monopoly.
Central Asia to press ahead with Russia gas pipeline

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Ranked As Among World's 'Worst' Societies
The human rights records of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the Russian republic of Chechnya, are ranked as among the eight "worst of the worst," according to a new report of the world's most repressive societies by Freedom House.
US Honeywell looks forward to active cooperation with Turkmenistan

Zardari, Turkmenistan President hold meeting

Australian Ambassador Accredited in Turkmenistan


Sigma capitalizes on stem cell ban reversal

BTW: Sigma Aldrich was "upgraded" by the Gold Man in January, and their managing director, Avi Nash was a Gold Man too.
Avi M. Nash: Director, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, 55 Years Old
Managing Director of Avi Nash LLC, a management consulting firm in Greenwich, Connecticut, that works with global chemical industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and other strategic matters. Prior to launching his firm in 2003, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs, New York, New York, for more than five years. He has been a director of the Company since November 2005.
Spleen Search AVI NASH
....I'll just call him Chemical Avi. BTW, that Hopkins School strikes me as a sinister Glow Ballers Incubation & Reeducation Center.
Sigma-Aldrich Streamlines Access to Advanced Stem Cell Research

Bernanke and the systemic regulatory scheme

3/309: Treasury & Federal Reserve announce significant revisions to, and further details of, the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF

The program will hold monthly fundings through December 2009 or longer if the Federal Reserve Board chooses to extend the facility

AIG horror is mind-boggling

Madoff Guilty; Ordered to Jail

GlowBallistically Renaming Your World, One Monument at a Time:
The 110-story Sears Tower, tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed the Willis Tower later this year, global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings announced on Thursday.
Amartya Sen on Moralism, Maoism, and Capitalism
In the NY Review of Books, naturally.

OK Babba, so WhoTF is Amartya Sen? I'll tell you!
He is a Glow Ballin' MFer Deluxe:
Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon) (Bengali: অমর্ত্য কুমার সেন Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933), is a Bengali Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, "for his contributions to welfare economics" for his work on famine, human development theory, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, and political liberalism.
He is tied in to all of it.
Sen is interested in the debate over globalization. He has given lectures to senior executives of the World Bank and is a former honorary president of Oxfam.
OkeeDokee then!

Obama signs earmark-laden spending bill

Kirk Endorsed by Senate Committee for Trade Representative Post
No, not that Kirk!

Blame the 'Lobby'

FBI raids office of D.C. CTO, Obama appointee
Federal agents this morning are searching the Judiciary Square office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further.

FBI Arrests Two After Raiding Office of Obama's Pick for "Information Officer"
FBI agents have made two arrests after raiding the D.C. office of the man tapped to be President Obama's chief information officer, sources told FOX News. The agents on Thursday morning raided the office of Vivek Kundra, who was leaving his post as the D.C. chief technology officer to join the administration. The investigation is related to allegations of corruption, one source said, but is not targeting Kundra. FBI agents arrested a District of Columbia government worker, Yusuf Acar, as well as Sushil Bansal, who works for a company called Advanced Integrated Technologies Corp, sources said. Both are expected in court later Thursday.
Archaeologists discover Byzantine-era church in Jerusalem hills

Pro-Christian ads draw 1300 complaints from the public

Doctors Without Borders trio held in Sudan

4.9 north of Puerto Rico

5.0 in central China

5.5 in Chile

6.3 in Costa Rica

Nina Simone
Nobody's Fault But Mine

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