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Saturday, February 21, 2009

WFRL: To Beat The Devil


Kris Kristofferson
To Beat The Devil


A couple of years back, I come across a great and wasted friend of mine in the hallway of a recording studio; and while he was reciting some poetry to me that he'd written, I saw that he was about a step away from dyin' and I couldn't help but wonder why. And the lines of this song occurred to me. I'm happy to say he's no longer wasted and he's got him a good woman. And I'd like to dedicate this to John and June, who helped show me how to beat the devil.
It was winter time in Nashville, down on music city row.
And I was lookin' for a place to get myself out of the cold.
To warm the frozen feelin' that was eatin' at my soul.
Keep the chilly wind off my guitar.

My thirsty wanted whisky; my hungry needed beans,
But it'd been of month of paydays since I'd heard that eagle scream.
So with a stomach full of empty and a pocket full of dreams,
I left my pride and stepped inside a bar.

Actually, I guess you'd could call it a Tavern:
Cigarette smoke to the ceiling and sawdust on the floor;
Friendly shadows.

I saw that there was just one old man sittin' at the bar.
And in the mirror I could see him checkin' me and my guitar. An' he turned and said: "Come up here boy, and show us what you are." I said: "I'm dry."
He bought me a beer.

He nodded at my guitar and said: "It's a tough life, ain't it?"
I just looked at him. He said: "You ain't makin' any money, are you?" I said: "You've been readin' my mail."
He just smiled and said: "Let me see that guitar.
"I've got something you oughta hear."
Then he laid it on me:

"If you waste your time a-talkin' to the people who don't listen, to the things that you are sayin', who do you think's gonna hear? And if you should die explainin' how the things that they complain about are things they could be changin', who do you think's gonna care?"

There were other lonely singers in a world turned deaf and blind, Who were crucified for what they tried to show.
And their voices have been scattered by the swirling winds of time.
'Cos the truth remains that no-one wants to know.

Well, the old man was a stranger, but I'd heard his song before,
Back when failure had me locked out on the wrong side of the door. When no-one stood behind me but my shadow on the floor, And lonesome was more than a state of mind.

You see, the devil haunts a hungry man, If you don't wanna join him, you got to beat him. I ain't sayin' I beat the devil, but I drank his beer for nothing.

Then I stole his song.

And you still can hear me singin' to the people who don't listen,
To the things that I am sayin', prayin' someone's gonna hear.
And I guess I'll die explaining how the things that they complain about, Are things they could be changin', hopin' someone's gonna care.

I was born a lonely singer, and I'm bound to die the same,
But I've got to feed the hunger in my soul.
And if I never have a nickle, I won't ever die ashamed.
'Cos I don't believe that no-one wants to know.


And The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?"
And Satan said to the LORD:
"From roaming through the earth,
and going back and forth in it."
~ Job 1:7

Floatin' Powa News Service: The Punk Meets The Godfather


The Who
Quadrophenia
The Punk Meets The Godfather



PUNK:
You declared you would be three inches taller
You only became what we made you.
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
You only earned what we gave you.
You fell and cried as our people were starving,
Now you know that we blame you.
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving,
Now you know that we framed you.


GODFATHER:
I'm the guy in the sky
Flying high
Flashing eyes
No surprise I told lies
I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president
But I grew and I bent
Don't you know? don't it show?
I'm the punk with the stutter.
My my my my my mmmm my my my.
GGGGG-g-g-g-g generation.

PUNK:
We tried to speak between lines of oration
You could only repeat what we told you.
Your axe belongs to a dying nation,
They don't know that we own you.
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers,
You only see what we show you.
We're the slaves of the phony leaders
Breathe the air we have blown you.

GODFATHER:
I have to be careful not to preach
I can't pretend that I can teach,
And yet I've lived your future out
By pounding stages like a clown.
And on the dance floor broken glass,
The bloody faces slowly pass,
The broken seats in empty rows,
It all belongs to me you know.


Parliament: No OIC military unit.......... yet:
There is no plan to set up a military pact among the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) countries due to more pressing issues that needed to be settled first, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.
Okeedokee then!

The following story is one of utter betrayal:
A group of so called Christians who are supposedly deeply concerned with “social justice”, “building bridges of unity and interfaith dialogue”, etc, have actually made efforts in conjunction with some radical Islamists to specifically target, repudiate, vilify and ultimately destroy a handful of conservative Christian leaders and ministries in Britain specifically who are attempting to shine the light on the growing movement to Islamicize Britain.
Bahrain halts gas talks with Iran over insult
You, you.... Arab jack boot, you!
SILENCE, you stinking Persian shoe!
US summons Syrian ambassador over nuclear issue

US repeats interest in two-state solution in Israel

In a Letter (Passed from Hamas to J. Effin'K) Hamas Makes an Appeal to Obama

Netanyahu, Once Hawkish, Now Touts Pragmatism
Tick tock.

Yemeni Jews airlifted to Israel

Egypt recalls delegation in Jerusalem

Peres meets Netanyahu ahead of decision on coalition building

Iranian Born Israeli convicted of spying for Iran

Iran in 'backroom offers' to West

The men don't know, but the little girls understand....
Iran, Afghanistan pledge to boost bilateral trade
Cozy!

Seeking a new road from Afghanistan to the sea~through Iran

NATO leader: Iran could play role in Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan shuts US air base, NATO Afghan help sought


Kyrgyzstan issues eviction notice to key US base

Russia plotted against US on Manas base eviction
You don't say!

NATO Secretary- General: Alliance Will Re-engage with Russia


Iran in Turkmen natural gas fields, US and Russia left out

Turkmenistan's Yolotan-Osman Field a "Super-Giant"

Iran says has own raw uranium supply

Iran hails military ties with Russia

Russian-Iranian trade turnover hits $3.7 bln

Russia sets tough tone for arms talks with US
The Punk Meets the Godfather.

Former German chancellor Schroeder welcomes direct Iran-US talks
Well, Heil myself!

Turkmenistan, Russia to cooperate in space exploration
To Das MOOOOOOOOON, Vladmir Vladmirovitch!

Enel (Italy) confirms 2.2 bln euro investments in Russia

Russia Transfers Jailed Oil Tycoon to Moscow for New Trial

Wanted: Natural resources; all offers considered

Bizarre Love Triangle: U.S., Russia, and the Arctic’s Untapped Resources:

Part I
Russia announced its comprehensive strategy for development of the Arctic by the year 2020. The measure of their resolve cannot be missed – increased military operations in the arctic and naval operations around and under it. Russia has the largest fleet of icebreakers, including several nuclear powered ones. The military is committed to creating several new battle groups that include advanced carriers and submarines; at least one of which will be tasked with protecting their northern interests. It is only a matter of time when missile defense systems will accompany increased surveillance and communications capabilities on the ice. Concerning the lengths to which Moscow will go to protect their interests their policy document states “It cannot be ruled out that the battle for raw materials will be waged with military means.”
Part II
The Arctic is an important region for our national interests. It is also an opportunity to tap into an oil and gas supply that can generate jobs, stem the transfer of funds from our wallets to OPEC, ultimately enhancing our national security on a variety of fronts. Petrodollars often fund terrorists or unfriendly governments. Energy dependence places a nation at a decided disadvantage. We can no longer afford to put the Arctic on the back burner – not with Russia ramping up. Possession is nine tenths of the law and moving a major military off your lot is harder to do when they have already set up camp. Better to stake our claim now and get moving.
EU doesn’t rule out Iran’s partaking in Nabucco
EU Cuts Proposed Nabucco Pipe Funding

Turkey, Lithuania sign cultural cooperation protocol

Iraq: CNPC (China) seeks JV with Chevron(US) or Occidental Petroleum(US)?

There is a view, widely shared in the petroleum business, that its global giants are growing restless and that we may well be on the cusp of a new era of alliance and merger

China’s resource buys

China: Refining Capacity to Increase by 1 Million Barrels per Day

Petrobras (Brazil) secures US$10 billion from China

Venezuela, China Boost Joint Investment Fund to $12 Billion

China's petrochem stimulus plan gets govt. go-ahead

In FORBES, not World Worker's Daily: Laissez-Faire Capitalism Has Failed

WSJ Sez: We’re in the last gasps of dying free market capitalism to be succeeded by unrepentant socialism

The New America: Socialism Expands, Freedom Contracts

Nationalization support spreading?

You say you want nationalization....

Sen. Dodd: Some banks may have to be nationalized

Putin To West: We Tried Socialism, Didn’t Work

Ben Bernanke: Fed Chairman & Newly Minted Radical

Morgan Stanley hires ex-Gold Man energy banker
Let the games begin!

Gold Man Sacks debate as executive quits role

But who watches the RAT watchers?
The provision, which attracted virtually no attention in the debate over the 1,073-page stimulus bill, creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it’s known by the few insiders who are aware of it. The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.

In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask “that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation.” If the inspector general doesn’t want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he’ll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.

GM, Exxon and Chevron make "climate blacklist"

Millions spent on green scheme ' that does nothing'

Jewish engineer cleared of spying sues US gov't

Security Challenges of Electronic Medical Records

DHS names "chief privacy officer":
"Homeland security and privacy are not mutually exclusive"
Obama takes up the "cyber security mantel"

Sci-fi Raytheon riot control
What has Raytheon, the USA company that made radar equipment for yachts, got in common with sci-fi riot control?

Two years ago the UK Ministry of Defence's Strategic Trends depicted an alarming futuristic scenario in which middle-class radicals could engage in revolutionary activity with violent 'flashmobs', threatening the authorities with lawless disorder.

There are growing signs that these predictions may turn true. Remember the Greek riots following the police shooting of a teenager? Recently, police confronted demonstrators protesting deteriorating economic conditions and political corruption in Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. There have been smaller demonstrations in Spain, Turkey, Denmark and Italy.

'These disturbances are another consequence of the bursting of the speculative capitalist bubble and the illusion of unlimited prosperity that once sustained it,' says journalist Matthew Carr.

The US military sees the modern city as the battleground of the 21st century. Now it's reported that the Pentagon is experimenting with an array of weapons, including the Active Denial System (ADS), a microwave 'ray gun' designed by Raytheon, which directs unbearable heat on the skin from a 2km distance and is specifically designed for crowd dispersal.

Other ongoing projects include acoustic devices and Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs) which hurl plasma at crowds, causing 'pain and temporary paralysis'.

These weapons were originally intended for the urban battlegrounds of the Third World. 'But if Barack Obama fails to reactivate the ailing US economy, they may well find themselves deployed in the United States,' writes Carr. 'The news from Wall Street that US financiers awarded themselves a staggering $18.4bn in bonuses in 2008 hardly helps the new president's cause.'

Next time your switch on your Raytheon radar, watch out!

Ray Comfort v. Richard Dawkins – a $10K challenge

The march of the atheist movement

Colombia's Galeras volcano erupts for the 2nd time this week

Volcano erupts in southern Chile

5.8 in Northern Pakistan

5.5 in Kashmir


Main Title / Immigrant
Soundtrack ~ "The Godfather"
Nino Rota & Carmine Coppola

My hovercraft is full of eels....


Monty Python
"Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook"



Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Friday, February 20, 2009

WFRL: Just An Old Farsi Love Song




ملاقات با دوزخیان



1
NOW IN the twelfth month, the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of Adar when the king's command and his edict were about to be executed, on the [very] day that the enemies of the Jews had planned for a massacre of them, it was turned to the contrary and the Jews had rule over those who hated them.

2The Jews gathered together in their cities throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to lay hands on such as sought their hurt; and no man could withstand them, for the fear of them had fallen upon all the peoples.

3And all the princes of the provinces and the chief rulers and the governors and they who attended to the king's business helped the Jews, because the fear of Mordecai had fallen upon them.

4For Mordecai was great in the king's palace; and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai became more and more powerful.

5So the Jews smote all their enemies with the sword, slaughtering and destroying them, and did as they chose with those who hated them.

6In Shushan, the capital itself, the Jews slew and destroyed 500 men.

7And they killed Parshandatha,

8Dalphon, Aspatha, Poratha, Adalia,

9Aridatha, Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai,

10And Vaizatha, the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the Jews' enemy; but on the spoil they laid not their hands.

11On that day the number of those who were slain in Shushan, the capital, was brought before the king.

12And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed 500 men in Shushan, the capital, and the ten sons of Haman. What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your petition? It shall be granted to you. Or what is your request further? It shall be done.

13Then said Esther, If it pleases the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do tomorrow also according to this day's decree, and let [the dead bodies of] Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows.A)">(A)

14And the king commanded it to be done; the decree was given in Shushan, and they hanged [the bodies of] Haman's ten sons.

15And the Jews that were in Shushan gathered together on the fourteenth day also of the month of Adar and slew 300 men in Shushan, but on the spoil they laid not their hands.

16And the other Jews who were in the king's provinces gathered to defend their lives and had relief and rest from their enemies and slew of them that hated them 75,000; but on the spoil they laid not their hands.

17This was done on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth day they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

18But the Jews who were in Shushan [Susa] assembled on the thirteenth day and on the fourteenth, and on the fifteenth day they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

19Therefore the Jews of the villages, who dwell in the unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and a day for sending choice portions to one another.

20And Mordecai recorded these things, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of the King Ahasuerus, both near and far,

21To command them to keep the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and also the fifteenth, yearly,

22As the days on which the Jews got rest from their enemies, and as the month which was turned for them from sorrow to gladness and from mourning into a holiday--that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days of sending choice portions to one another and gifts to the poor.

23So the Jews undertook to do as they had begun and as Mordecai had written to them--

24Because Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, [to find a lucky day] to crush and consume and destroy them.

25But when Esther brought the matter before the king, he commanded in writing that Haman's wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

26Therefore they called these days Purim, after the name Pur [lot]. Therefore, because of all that was in this letter and what they had faced in this matter and what had happened to them,

27The Jews ordained and took it upon themselves and their descendants and all who joined them that without fail every year they would keep these two days at the appointed time and as it was written,

28That these days should be remembered (imprinted on their minds) and kept throughout every generation in every family, province, and city, and that these days of Purim should never cease from among the Jews, nor the commemoration of them cease among their descendants.

29Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, gave full power [written authority], confirming this second letter about Purim.

30And letters were sent to all the Jews, to the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, in words of peace and truth,

31To confirm that these days of Purim should be observed at their appointed times, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had commanded [the Jews], and as they had ordained for themselves and for their descendants in the matter of their fasts and their lamenting.

32And the command of Esther confirmed these observances of Purim, and it was written in the book.


WFRL: The Monkey Speaks His Mind


DJ Q-Burn Spins......


Guy Forsyth
The Monkey Speaks His Mind


Rabbi Avi Shafran: HERETICS & HUMILITY


Protest The Hero
Heretics & Killers


HERETICS AND HUMILITY


A bicentennial as jubilant as this year’s hasn’t been seen since the commemoration in 1976 of America’s birth. The current year-long birthday party being celebrated in essays, articles and symposia honors Charles Darwin. Abraham Lincoln was also born in 1809, but the lion’s share of lionizing has been of the man whose theory about the origin of species has become the touchstone of contemporary biology.

Part of evolution’s upshot, of course, is that living things forever remain mere works in progress, which lends the hoopla over Darwin a geshmakeh irony, since precisely the same is true about science. Even as seemingly perfect a system as Newtonian mechanics was subsumed, subtly but conclusively, by Einstein. Yet those who elevate Darwin’s theory to an article of faith seem unwilling to even consider that the current understanding of how species came about might one day be explained by a different and grander, if currently unimagined, conclusion than the one reached by the famed biologist. The idea that earth’s astounding array of life may owe itself to something other than the random mutation of species into others – a metamorphosis never reproduced in any laboratory – is a forbidden thought. Imagining “a biological Einstein,” to borrow Verlyn Klinkenborg’s phrase, has become heresy.

Thus, efforts to permit open discussion of Darwinism are derided as a “war on science.” And a leading scientific group is boycotting Louisiana because a law there permits teachers to use supplemental texts to “help students critique and review scientific theories.” And the Texas Board of Education is being petitioned to amend the state curriculum so that students are no longer encouraged to explore “the strengths and weaknesses” of all scientific theories – words, the petitioners say, that dangerously suggest that Darwinism could be wrong.

But there are indeed weaknesses in the theory of macro-evolution, noted by scores of intrepid biologists, mathematicians, chemists and geneticists. It is telling how those heretics are treated by the evolution-evangelicals. Celebrated Darwinist Richard Dawkins, for instance, pronounces that anyone who does not believe in evolution is perforce “ignorant, stupid, or insane.”

If American public schools aim to foster critical thinking, it is hard to imagine how ridiculing, much less banning, different points of view serves that goal. The heretic-hunters would do well to consult Darwin himself. “A fair result,” he wrote, “can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of a question.”

What makes so many so certain that the current scientific orthodoxy is the final word? The answer is hubris, the monkey wrench in many a human machine. The merest modicum of modesty would compel the scientifically sure to recall that their counterparts in centuries past were no less confident in their own times’ scientific certainties. And to consider how, centuries hence, people will likely look with pity on the limited understanding of 21st century science.

It took only decades, not centuries, to supplant the “explains-it-all” billiard ball model of protons, neutrons and electrons – presented to us children in the early 1960s as the ultimate understanding of matter’s fundamental nature – with the bizarre particle-zoo that is contemporary quantum physics. The “primordial soup” of the Miller-Urey experiment that our teachers assured us would yield complex components of life within months has still not done so. Astrophysics theories have come and gone like footwear fashions.

A little anava would help us recognize that, no matter our scientific progress, we humans resemble nothing so much as the proverbial blind men first contemplating an elephant, each touching a different part of the pachyderm and concluding that the beast is shaped, variously, like a tree, or a snake, or a sail or a wall. No, not an elephant; we are blind men confronting a rainbow.

Which brings us to a third famous man born in 1809: Louis Braille, who developed the system of raised marks that enables the blind to read. While he opened a world of literature and written communication to the unsighted, he could not help them visualize color or contrast or beauty. There are limitations to our sense of touch.

As there are to all our senses. They are imperfect tools, even in tandem with our intellects, for truly understanding reality, and for conclusively reconstructing the past. Does science have any idea why the universe appeared, or life, or consciousness?

There is nothing wrong with striving to understand what we are able to fathom with the gifts HaKodosh Boruch Hu has granted us. Engaging in scientific inquiry can be a noble pursuit and provide a deeper appreciation of the olam Hashem has created.

But when conclusions are confidently proclaimed that collide with what we inherently know to be true – like the fact that human consciousness is qualitatively different from that of animals, or that we have bechira, or that “right” and “wrong” have essential meanings – we have to stop and ponder our inherent limitations. Stop and realize that there is more in heaven and earth than is dreamt of in our philosophies.

That, as even Charles Darwin wrote, in 1872: “[I]t is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.”

© 2009 AM ECHAD RESOURCES

[Rabbi Shafran is director of public affairs for Agudath Israel of America.]

All Am Echad Resources essays are offered for publication or sharing without charge,
provided the above copyright notice is appended.

See Also: Darvangelist Propaganda and the Evolution of Belief

The Anti-Islamist Coalition is Born


MUSE
New Born



Nora @World Challenges in the XXIst Century
"Extremism in the search of freedom is no vice.
Moderation in the search of justice is no virtue"


Nora has started The Anti-Islamist Coalition:

The Anti-Islamist Coalition is born
Posted by: Nora in Islamism

I’m building an aggregator of anti-Islamist blogs written in English. They should mainly be about Islamism and its effects and the objective is that it should be as global as it can be. You shouldn’t do anything, just forward me your blog’s feed for me to insert it in a piece of code.

The blogs already in it are:

Anti-Islamist Coalition

My email is spanishpundit at gmail dot com.

Thanks to you all! :lol:

~ Nora

Thank You Nora!

UuLUuLUuLUuLUuLUuLUuLUuLUu!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WFRL: NO PONY FOR YOU!


The Beatles
I Dig a Pony

I roll a stoney
Well you can imitate everyone you know
Yes you can imitate everyone you know
I told you so

Floatin' Powa News Service: Don't Forget To Tip Your Whipper!


Devo
Whip It



Clerics urge "new jihad" over Gaza;
HAT TIP Gee....I didn't know the old one had ended!
At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met senior Hamas officials to plot a new jihad centred on Gaza.

The BBC's Bill Law was the only Western journalist at the meeting.
So.. why is he the only western journalist allowed at the meeting, why is he jihadi approved?
To laughter in the audience, another speaker noted that twice as many babies were born as children were killed during the war.

Every death, I was told, was a martyrdom on the road to liberation.

For the hardline sheikhs, it was an opportunity to underline what they see as the growing gulf between Arab regimes who are hesitant to back Hamas and the people of the region who, they say, embrace Hamas as heroes fighting against overwhelming odds.

More importantly, this conference represented something of a coup for Hamas. They were promised weapons, money and fighters.

The question remains whether such rhetoric can or will be translated into action. Israel keeps a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip, where Hamas exercises de facto control, and Israel's other borders are also heavily guarded.

But at the very least this statement of intent from Sunni hardliners poses new challenges, not just to the Israelis and to Western efforts to broker a peace deal but to Arab regimes as well.

My guess is he "belongs" to Hamas, he's their boy at the BBC.

12/30/08 BBC WORLD BLOG: "Your Questions to Hamas"
Hamas - or someone who can speak on their behalf - will be taking your questions today, following the appearance of Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev on yesterday’s programme.
Okeedokee then.

Hordes of Caliphellating Whores of Gramsci Descend Upon Gaza


SYRIA: U.S. opens up to Damascus
I have been telling you for years, it is straight up Baker Plan, surrender to Iran through Syria.

Religious speculation upsets Imam in case of beheaded woman:
Mangera wasn’t upset just by the loss of this vivacious, intelligent 37-year-old woman or by the vicious way that she was killed when she was beheaded Thursday.

He also was upset about suggestions that the Islamic religion may have had something to do with her death, that this may have been an “honor killing” tied to Muslim tradition or culture. Orchard Park police have charged her estranged husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with her killing.
OoooOOo Careful, dhimmi dogs, you musn't upset the Imam. We all know what happens when you upset the Imams with your incessant infidel religious speculations, you filthy kafir, you Jewish shoe!


KILL THE KAFIRS!

Peaceful people! Let's give them yet another state. And yet another Nuke.

Boycott Durban II

Awards waiting for “outstanding scientists” from OIC states
Outstanding!

Israel assasinating Iranian nuclear scientists
I should certainly hope so. Which could explain why they are advertising for new ones. Ha.

OIC plans human rights commission
OH the irony. Time to plan a Human Wrongs Commission. I'll be Chair.

OIC Parliament Union demands "Armenian invaders" leave Azerbaijan


UK, OIC Praise Darfur Peace Deal
Oh yeah sure. Peace in Our Time Akbar!

Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe

Iran, Lebanon, Jordan upgrade air power

Iran Has Unmanned Plane With 1000-Kilometer Range

Iranian Nationalism Rediscovered
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Iran begins privatization of second-largest bank

Iran says it will build Muslim world a satellite
TO DA MOON, ACHMED!

Iran to finalize Turkmenistan gas field development contract

Russia Says They Will Not Toughen Policy Toward Iran

Russia snubs US plea for Iran compromise

Karzai welcomes Iran-US talks

Russia cuts U.S. supply lines to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Despite Moscow's assurances of support and cooperation in efforts to defeat the Taliban, Russia appears to be working hard to undermine NATO supply lines to the troops in Afghanistan.
You Don't Say!

KYRGYZSTAN: TRACKING RUSSIA’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE TO BISHKEK

EU is losing its grip on Caspian gas corridor

Europe to remain Gazprom's main market

Czech Republic plans to open an embassy in the capital of Turkmenistan

Resurgent Ruble Boosts Oil Shares

Gazprom sets its sights on Serbia

Shell eyes more Russian projects with Gazprom

Russia Warns Ukraine on Threat to Expel Envoy

China, Russia sign oil pipeline, trading, loan deal

PetroChina, Sinopec to Gain From Russia Oil Agreement

Gazprom Steps Into Asia

China Urges US, Europe to Protect Value of Debt in Reserves

CNPC (CHINA) to build refineries to process heavy crude from Venezuela

China to lend Petrobras (BRAZIL) $10 bln for oil

China’s Latest Geopolitical Assault on Latin American Commodities

CNPC Started Construction of Chad Refinery

China starts building huge Tianjin oil storage

China Considers Using Forex Reserves for Overseas Investments

China to Offer Oil Loans, Set Up Acquisition Fund

China shares hit 5 1/2-month high

New blow for Rio Tinto's China deal

More Chinese firms in the hunt for mines

Tri Nation Gas Pipeline: Untold Story

Gold Man Sacks Puts the Onus on the Anus

Text of Bernanke's speech on the Federal Reserve:
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
At the National Press Club Luncheon, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
February 18, 2009
Federal Reserve Policies to Ease Credit and Their Implications for the Fed's Balance Sheet
We live in extraordinarily challenging times for the global economy and for economic policymakers, not least for central banks such as the Federal Reserve. As you know, the recent economic statistics have been dismal, with many economies, including ours, having fallen into recession. And behind those statistics, we must never forget, are millions of people struggling with lost jobs, lost homes, and lost confidence in their economic future. In examples that resonate with me personally, the unemployment rate in the small town in South Carolina where I grew up has risen to 14 percent, and I learned the other day that what had once been my family home was recently put through foreclosure.

[SNIP]
what had once been my family home was recently put through foreclosure
IOW... it has jack shit to do with you personally now, but our hearts should just gush blood for your troubles, which are just like ours! Ass.

Bernanke defends Fed actions, vows to do 'everything possible'

Geithner Pressed By G-7 to Move Faster on Bank Bailout

Gold Man Sacks recalls top Gulf banker
Goldman Sachs has recalled one of its most senior investment bankers in the Middle East to London just a year after sending him out there, according to a source familiar with the situation.
All Hail the coming of Moral Capitalism...

Gold Man banker joins the education industry
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Goldman Sachs President, Co-COO Winkelried To Retire
Let's see where Ole' El Wink-n-Ride turns up.

AT FORBES: Defending David Plouffe

Okeedokee then. Go back to sleeple, sheeple!

Obama Backers Become Lobbyists

Raytheon Wins $180M Contract


Raytheon Selected for US Army Testing and Training Contract

What Will Keep the Fraud Out?
Absolutely nothing.

British, French nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

NY: Minor earthquakes strike southwestern Albany County

Third Earthquake In Three Weeks Strikes NJ

3.5 in Nevada

4.3 in Alaska

4.8 near Dominican Republic

6.0 in northern Japan

6.2 near coast of Peru

6.9 North of New Zealand

When will Mt. Asama be declared safe?

Alaskan volcano keeps scientists guessing

Yellowstone's geology still a mystery

Morris County earthquakes puzzling for geologists

Guessing? Puzzling? Mystery? What, you mean to tell me Holy Science can not explain everything? I'm crushed.



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