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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Son Rise, Sun Set ~

Topol & The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof
Sunrise, Sunset

50,000 participate in rare prayer ritual for sun at Western Wall
More than 50,000 Jews flocked to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City before dawn Wednesday to recite a prayer said once every 28 years to bless the sun, Army Radio reported. For many of the participants, it was their first time reciting the "Birkat Hachama" prayer, which according to Jewish tradition, marks the sun's return to its starting point at the moment the universe was created, after completing a 28-year cycle known as the "machzor gadol," or "large cycle."
Jews celebrate 'dawn of creation'

Ancient Hebrew inscription from period of Kings of Judah found

A fragment of a limestone plaque bearing several letters of ancient Hebrew script from the period of the Kings of Judah nearly 3,000 years ago has been uncovered in an archeological excavation just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

The white stone fragment, which dates to the 8th Century BCE, was found two months ago in an ongoing dig in the ancient City of David south of the Old City walls near the Gihon Spring.

The statue is believed to be from the Greek Empire around the time of the Emperor Hadrian between the 2nd and 3rd centuries.
OIC Secretary General condemns Israel's ripping off Al Aqsa Mosque stones

OIC participates in the International Conference on Afghanistan

The Durban II U.N. “anti-racism” conference is set to begin April 20 — the anniversary of Hitler's birth — and the committee responsible for drafting the conference’s final declaration met today in Geneva. As the dialogue for and against expressing regret for the Holocaust continued, President Obama hasn’t decided whether the U.S. will attend the conference, apparently quivering at the prospect of “non-engagement.”
Hamas calls on PA to cut security ties with Israel

Obama Pisses of Europe w/ Presumptive Jive Turkey Comments

Obama to Host Seder at White House
[insert your own punch lines here, I'm too busy vomiting]

Biden warns Israel off any attack on Iran
OK Joey B.... exactly whoTF do you think you are.....?
Lieberman: ‘Stay out of our politics’

US-Israel confrontation looms over Mideast peace

We are all anti-Semites now
‘Correct' thinking influences corrective behavior and, in tandem, the culture.
And now it is time for Newsweek and the Knowledge Elites to make the next cultural realignment official: "We are all anti-Semites now."
Susan Rice: Fighting against ‘the anti-Israel crap’
Sure you are!
Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1939
So while Obama talks of a future without nuclear weapons, the trajectory we are on today is toward a nuclear- and missile-capable North Korea and Iran -- and a far more dangerous world.
Biden put in charge of nuclear non-proliferation
It's the end of the world as we know it.....

New nuclear talks offer for Iran
The six powers co-ordinating policy with Iran over its nuclear ambitions have moved to invite the Iranians for fresh talks on a diplomatic solution. The US, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain announced they would ask EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana to approach Iran with the offer.

Obama to Visit Jerusalem in June
OK. The Iranian elections are also in June.
So here's the possible scenario:

The GlowBallin' Mythical Moderate Taqiyyalope of the moment MOUSAVI is "elected" in Iran in June, Obamanable then makes the 'peace" with him in Iran, goes to Israel, to Jerusalem, and delivers his promised PEACE IN OUR TIME speech from the unnamed "Muslim Capital" which will be the "Arab Capital of Al Quds":
Iran reform candidate Mousavi says open to US negotiations

Reformist Mousavi calls for detente

Iranian Presidential Candidate Mousavi Calls Ahmadinejad an Extremist
Ahmadinejad rips capitalism
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out on Monday at capitalism as a "failed" economic system and called for the creation of a new global financial order.
Ahmadinejad and Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev "will hold negotiations to deal with adverse aftermaths of the economic recession in the world," the report said.
Kazakhstan offers to host nuclear fuel bank
Kazakhstan offered Monday to host an international nuclear fuel bank, and Iran's leader said he supported the idea.

The United States initiated the project and allocated $50 million toward it in 2007.

Chinese Firm Indicted for Misusing Banks, Aiding Iran
That was not misuse that was complicity. The banks are PARTICIPANTS.

Renewed U.S. Engagement Urged In Western Balkans

Biden urges China, Russia slap down NKorea
Joey B you can urge in one hand, and shit in the other, and see which gets filled first:
Beijing Opposes Action on Korean Missile

UN Divided Over North Korea Rocket Launch

China & Russia block UN Security Council sanctions on NK
Turkmenia-China pipeline to be complete by late 2009


Europe wary of new Russian tensions over Moldova

Protesters began assembling in the main square of Chisinau, the Moldovan capital, on Wednesday following violent protests on Tuesday in which more than 10,000 anti-Communist young people clashed with the police and ransacked government buildings.
Romania blamed over Moldova riots
Moldova's president has accused neighbouring Romania of stoking the protests that erupted into violence in the capital Chisinau on Tuesday. Romania has rejected the accusation as a "provocation".

Opposition Activist Beaten In Georgia
Khozelishvili is an active member of the Democratic Movement-United Georgia party led by the former parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze.
Killings of Chechen Leader’s Foes May Test Kremlin’s Will or Power
The enemies of the Chechen president, Ramzan A. Kadyrov, keep turning up dead.

In September, it was Ruslan B. Yamadayev, shot while his car was stuck in Moscow traffic. In January, a former Kadyrov bodyguard named Umar S. Israilov was shot in Vienna when he stepped out to buy yogurt. Then, last week, Sulim B. Yamadayev — a brother of Ruslan’s — was shot in the parking garage of his apartment complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This time, though, something unusual happened: Dubai’s police chief called a news conference and publicly excoriated Russian authorities for allowing the violence to continue.
Kazakh Envoy To Tajikistan Reported In Car Accident
In Former Soviet Republics Accidents Have You.

Vladivostok Officials Ban 'Putler Kaput' Slogan
The slogan "Putler Kaput!" -- a play on words combining Putin and Hitler -- was found by the prosecutor's office to be offensive to Putin and has been banned from use at public gatherings and meetings.
Russia’s Siberian Services Defaults on $100 Million of Bonds

IMF Calls For Eastern EU States To Adopt Euro

Central banks team up on currency for US firms
Five central banks in Europe, Japan and the United States announced on Monday a way to provide foreign currency to U.S. financial institutions if needed, and they pledged to continue working together to foster financial stability.

Under the agreement, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Japan would offer their domestic currencies to the U.S. Federal Reserve for lending to U.S. firms, should the need arise. The swap lines established total up to $295 billion.

Full Text Goldman Sachs CEO's Speech to the Council of Institutional Investors' spring meeting in DC
Certainly, what started in a localized part of the U.S. mortgage market spread to virtually every corner of the global financial markets. But the genesis of the problem wasn't in sub-prime. Instead, the roots of the damage to our financial system are broad and deep. They coalesced over many years to create a sustained period of cheap credit and excess liquidity. The resulting underpricing of risk led to massive leverage across wide swaths of the economy -- from households to the corporate sector to the public sector.
I see at least three broad underlying factors:
  • First, there has been enormous growth in the amount of foreign capital, much of it held in large pools, and a very significant shift in the balance of payments of many emerging markets;
  • Second, and linked to this, nearly ten years of low long-term interest rates; and
  • Third, the official policy of subsidizing homeownership in the United States.
AIG’s Bank Payments Probed By TARP Inspector General

Fed buys $2.9 billion in Treasurys

SEC Seeks to Block Bid to Force Madoff Bankruptcy
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told a federal judge that Bernard Madoff need not be forced into personal bankruptcy to ensure that all his assets are used to pay those he stole from.
Congressional Panel Suggests Firing Managers, Liquidating Banks
A congressional panel overseeing the U.S. financial rescue suggested that getting rid of top executives and liquidating problem banks may be a better way to solve the economic crisis.
You call that a rescue? Fucking goniffs.

German President Koehler Signs Bank Rescue Bill
The MSM keeps insisting on calling these Glow Ball hijackings, these "forced nationalizations"; these robberies, "rescues"
German President Horst Koehler Tuesday signed a bill that seeks to allow the forced nationalization of banks as a last resort
Secretive U.N. board awards lucrative credits with few rules
An insider's account of the closed-door workings of the heavily regulated system of the United Nations' greenhouse gas offset trading program suggests that its secrecy could be covering serious abuses by board members whose task is providing lucrative carbon credits to private developers.
Commentary: Globalization globaloney

Globalization has turned out to be mostly globaloney. What began as criminal predatory mortgage lending in the United States tipped the world into the first global recession since World War II. The global economy, says the World Bank, will shrink this year for the first time since the 1940s, dragged down by falling demand in the West. Trade is forecast to drop to its lowest point in 80 years. Poor countries are hardest hit; 129 countries face a 2009 shortfall of at least $270 billion, possibly as high as $700 billion.

This week's The Economist, the prestigious weekly of the global elites, ran a cover showing the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789, with the bare-breasted Marianne leading the charge, bayoneted rifle in one hand and "GET THE RICH" placard held high in the other. Inside was a 14-page special report on "the rise and fall of the wealthy."

Castro holds talks with US politicians
Former Cuban president asks Congress members what he can do to help Barack Obama improve relations between Cuba and Washington

Representative Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, said Castro talked with her and two other members of the congressional black caucus for nearly two hours yesterday.

The meeting has been seen as a sign that Cuba is willing to discuss better relations between it and the US.

"We believe it is time to open dialogue and discussion with Cuba," Lee told a news conference in Washington. "Cubans do want dialogue. They do want talks. They do want normal relations."

Lee said the group would present its findings to the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, as well as White House and state department officials.

Raytheon receives $163.5 million Army contract

Full Transcript Of Interview With Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who visited Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Prague headquarters on April 5, sat down for an exclusive interview with Radio Free Afghanistan's Director Akbar Ayazi, during which she answered listeners' pre-recorded questions. Clinton argued for the rights of Afghan women, expressed her optimism for the future of the country, and stressed the administration's "enduring commitment to Afghanistan."
Grassley Probes Financing of Advocacy Group for Mental Health

The group identifies itself as the largest grassroots organization in the U.S. for people with mental illness and their families. The group came under scrutiny in 1999, when the magazine Mother Jones reported that 18 drug companies gave the group $11.7 million from 1996 to mid-1999. The article reported that at one point an executive of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co. worked out of the nonprofit group’s headquarters.

A 2007 annual report showed that the group’s corporate partners at that time included Madison, New Jersey-based Wyeth; London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc; Eli Lilly, which makes Prozac; and the Washington-based trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Senators Fault Govt. Science Agency Over Handling of Porn Cases
Behold the holy government science of fucking off in action... literally.

Dennis Blair, Obama's Spy-in-Chief

Govt. approves plan for new spy satellites

FCC Moves Toward National Broadband Policy

Russina and Chinese Cyber Spies have penetrated US electrical grid

School district pays $400K to settle Muslim suit
The Washoe County School District has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle civil rights lawsuits involving a Muslim girl who dropped out of school after being bullied for wearing a head scarf and her religion.
They beat the shit out of me and called me every vulgar variation on Jew every day for almost 6 years at a Catholic elementary school. That's gotta be wortha couple few mazillion, nu?

Newsweek cover story: The End of Christian America

The Congo's curious "peace deal" with ex-Nkunda rebels

Somali Pirates hijack ship with 20 Americans onboard

Thai Protesters Demand Government's Resignation

New food crisis looms

7.0 off the coast of Russia's Kuril Islands

Black Hole Sun

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