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Saturday, January 24, 2009

WFRL: Then We'll Come From the Shadows....

Leonard Cohen
The Partisan

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I've lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands e'taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, "Signe toi," (They said, "Sign yourself,")
mais je n'ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j'ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J'ai change' cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j'ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j'ai tant d'amis; (But I have so many friends)
j'ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache', (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l'ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.

Psalm 18

For the director of music.
Of David the servant of the LORD.
He sang to the LORD the words of this song
when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies
and from the hand of Saul.
He said:
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.

2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn [a] of my salvation, my stronghold.

3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.

4 The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

5 The cords of the grave [b] coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.

6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.

7 The earth trembled and quaked,
and the foundations of the mountains shook;
they trembled because he was angry.

8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.

9 He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.

10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.

12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.

13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded. [c]

14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies ,
great bolts of lightning and routed them.

15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, O LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.

17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.

18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.

19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.

20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
I have not done evil by turning from my God.

22 All his laws are before me;
I have not turned away from his decrees.

23 I have been blameless before him
and have kept myself from sin.

24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,

26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.

27 You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.

28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.

29 With your help I can advance against a troop [d] ;
with my God I can scale a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield
for all who take refuge in him.

31 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?

32 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.

33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he enables me to stand on the heights.

34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 You give me your shield of victory,
and your right hand sustains me;
you stoop down to make me great.

36 You broaden the path beneath me,
so that my ankles do not turn.

37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.

38 I crushed them so that they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.

39 You armed me with strength for battle;
you made my adversaries bow at my feet.

40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
and I destroyed my foes.

41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
to the LORD, but he did not answer.

42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind;
I poured them out like mud in the streets.

43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people;
you have made me the head of nations;
people I did not know are subject to me.

44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me;
foreigners cringe before me.

45 They all lose heart;
they come trembling from their strongholds.

46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!

47 He is the God who avenges me,
who subdues nations under me,

48 who saves me from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
from violent men you rescued me.

49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD;
I will sing praises to your name.

50 He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.


  1. Psalm 18:2 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  2. Psalm 18:5 Hebrew Sheol
  3. Psalm 18:13 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14 most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning
  4. Psalm 18:29 Or can run through a barricade

Floatin' Powa News Service: Don't Bother, They're Here

Zarah Leander
Wo Sind die Klowns

PAKISTAN: Senate resolution condemns Israel
ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the Israeli aggression in Gaza and urged the international community, particularly the United Nations (UN) to safeguard the human rights of the Palestinian people.

The Senate criticised the international community including major powers such as the United States and the Arab and the Islamic world for their inability to take effective political, moral and legal steps to stop Israeli aggression in accordance with the UN Charter.

The resolution reaffirmed solidarity with the people of Palestine and extended support to them for their fight to establish an independent State with Ul-Quds Sharif as its capital.
BTW, Ul-Quds Sharif is Jerusalem

NEWSWEAK SEZ: Israel has fewer friends than ever, even in America
No shit, Sherlocks.

Obama discusses Gaza with Saudi ruler

Hamas says it's back in control of the Gaza Strip

Iran Is the Terrorist 'Mother Regime'

Iran's irrational regime: Uniting behind Obama

Iran resumes natural gas supply to Turkey after two-day halt

UN Powers to Confer on Iran

US troops check Iranian boat for arms

Pending EU deal to take "The People's Mujahedeen Organization" off terror list

The People's Mujahedeen of Iran, aka the MEK:
The MEK philosophy mixes Marxism and Islam. Formed in the 1960s, the organization was expelled from Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and its primary support came from the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein since the late 1980s. The MEK's history is filled with anti-Western attacks as well as terrorist attacks on the interests of the clerical regime in Iran and abroad. The MEK now advocates the overthrow of the Iranian regime and its replacement with the group's own leadership.

Remember... they are gonna run Glow Ballin' Khatami against Ahm-a-madman-jhad in June.
From this links post:
Khatami to challenge Ahmadinejad in Iran presidential race
Khatami will be backed by the Glow Ballers, and he will win
GOOGLE SEARCH: The People's Mujahedeen / Khatami

OIC ministers in Rabat to discuss ways of galvanizing media

Pakistan Hails Move to Shut Guantanamo

The Fourth World Halal Forum, to be held in May, will see the International Halal Integrity (IHI) Alliance tabling the draft International Halal Standards for public comment. IHI Alliance chairman Datuk Seri Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel said the draft would be endorsed first at the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Standards Committee meeting in April.
The Audacity of Dope: Add heroin to the scores of products that have been branded with President Barack Obama's name. Cops in upstate New York this week broke up a drug ring that allegedly sold heroin under several brand names, including "Obama."
The Deification of Barack the Unready

GOP Strategery: Shoot the Hopium

UN exec picked for No. 2 at Homeland Security

Oil Rises Above $44

The strongmen's benefactors

He Who Has The Gas, Wins

I originally ran THIS in this post. If you didn't read it then, read it now.

The dangers of defending rights in Russia

Russia ready to cooperate with Obama on Afghanistan

Russia to help Cuba with oil projects

Russia Govt Eyes Comstar's Svyazinvest Stake

Gazprom Frontmen Come to Bulgaria out of the Blue

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Vigenin Meets Turkey's President Erdogan

Slovak govt, Gazprom discussing possible joint venture

Gazprom satisfied with Uzbekistan's changeover to market prices

Keeping Gazprom satisfied is good for health, prole

Uzbekistan pledges gas to Gazprom
Good dog

Former Tajik Gas Official Urged Reduction In Dependency On Uzbek Gas

The UN Sez: Turkmenistan’s neutral position vital for security in region

Analysis: Turkmen pipeline security

Turkmenistan denies hosting NATO

World Energy and The Gold Standard Establish Partnership
The Gold Standard Foundation recognizes the World Green Exchange(R) as a partner for Gold Standard actors to transact projects. In turn, World Energy now offers its exchange services to Gold Standard entities at a 15 percent discount.

2005: New players challenge world order
Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called Brics, are predicted to emerge as major world players by 2050. In this, the first of a four-part World Service series called Brics: The Changing Face of Global Power, the BBC's Peter Day examines how the tables are turning.
What Does Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC Mean?
An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. The general consensus is that the term was first prominently used in a Goldman Sachs report from 2003, which speculated that by 2050 these four economies would be wealthier than most of the current major economic powers.
Gold Man Sacks: BRICS

Gold Man Sacks: IDEAS

Gold Man Sacks Sez: We Need a $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan

India's Madoff? Satyam Scandal Rocks Outsourcing Industry

Goldman leads race for Satyam’s i-banking job

Gold Man & Satyam

Troubled Chinese retail giant in talks with potential investors
An investment arm of Morgan Stanley, Warburg Pincus, Hopu Investment Management and Bain Capital are among the firms that held talks with Gome
Hopu Investment is Gold Man Sacks, Fang Division

Sinopec Group Sounds Out Bankers On Repsol Stake Bid

China banks loans to soar

China Says Geithner's Got It Wrong

As chief economist for many years at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Dudley consistently supported a weak dollar in the name of reducing the US trade deficit

Russian rouble steady, Putin backs FX policy shift

Russia Establishes New Floor For Ruble

Mega Islamic bank set for '09 launch

According to the London-based Institution for Islamic Banking and Insurance, there are now approximately 100 Sharia equity funds managing US$ 5 billion in assets, a figure that is growing by 12 – 15% a year....

John Thain & the curse of being #2

Freddie Will Ask For More Funds

Good bank, bad bank, it all adds up to nationalization

California's 1st Centennial Bank Fails

CA unemployment rate 9.3%

Iceland's Government Brought Down by Financial Failure, Riots

Scientists Teleport Matter More Than Three Feet


Police charge suspect with Belgian nursery school killings
Authorities allege the man, whose face was painted white with black rings around his eyes, entered the Fabeltjesland (Fable Land) nursery school midmorning Friday and began stabbing those inside.
Google ready to pursue its agenda in Washington

Three Dog Night
Show Must Go On

Friday, January 23, 2009

WFRL: Superstition Ain't the Way

Stevie Wonder Live on Sesame Street
"Superstition" ~ 1970

Floatin' Powa News Service & The Inevitable Rude Awakenings

Awaken - Part One

Kuwait Purchases 5.4 Million Doses of Emergency Nuclear Radiation Drug
Now why would they feel the need to go and do a thing like that? KUWAIT's Population: 2,505,559
So.... where are the other 2,894,441 doses going?

Obama's very first official call as POTUS was to Abbas

Karzai hails Guantanamo closure

Israel names justice minister to fight war crime charges

Peace will come when Israel is allowed the right to exist

January 21, 2009
Dear President OBAMA:

With great respect, the Organization of the Islamic Conference would like to congratulate you on behalf of the Muslim world on your groundbreaking election as President of the United States. The Muslim world has cheered your election and holds high hopes for your historic presidency. The eyes of the world now eagerly await your leadership and the fulfillment of your vision, promises, and pledges beyond America’s shores.

The desire for peace is universal. Yet as the conflicts of the last decade have shown, the quest for peace is easily frustrated. We warmly welcome your expressed desire to give a major address in a Muslim nation soon after you assume the presidency and hope that it will mark the beginning of a more fruitful and better-informed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world.

Above all, what is needed is the restoration of mutual confidence. Throughout the globe, Muslims hunger for a new era of peace, concordance, and tranquility. We firmly believe that America, with your guidance, can help foster that peace, though real peace can only be shared—never imposed. A nation can either be great or feared, but rarely both at the same time.

Many myths about Islam, fostered by extremists in both the West and East, have proliferated in the last decade, and a new word—“Islamophobia”—has even entered the world’s lexicon to describe anti-Muslim acts of prejudice and violence. Despite these pernicious myths, you will find that Islam is a religion of peace. Tolerance is its benchmark and borne of the very nature of Islam. Nor is Islam an exclusive religion. It is an integral part of the history of world religions. It continues and confirms the previous scriptures. Along with Christianity and Judaism, Islam emanates from the same part of the world, comes from the same God, and holds to the same Prophets, mainly Abraham. It has been tested over fourteen hundred years, and shown itself to be a religion of compassion, mercy, justice, and equality.
Extremists in any faith or tradition are rare, though they often command disproportionate attention. But the often overlooked truth is Islam is also the religion of moderation. It celebrates diversity and acknowledges and venerates a wide array of religions.

Islam, in fact, abhors extremism and fanaticism and calls for treading the path of the “middle way” in favor of tolerance and reconciliation. It exhorts Muslims to be morally responsive to the truth and to goodness, and to be alert to all that is false, evil or destructive.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which I have the honor to represent, is not a religious organization. After the United Nations, it is the largest official, inter-governmental organization in the world. It is composed of 57 sovereign states, almost all of whom are secular. The population of these states collectively amounts to 1.5 billion—or one fourth of humanity.

Moderation and Modernization
One of the OIC’s guiding principles is to practice “moderation and modernization.” To cite one example, it was at our demand that the UN General Assembly organized a host of events and activities around the world to disseminate the idea of “Dialogue among civilizations” as an alternative to those who predict a coming “clash of civilizations.”

We have been alarmed by this tendency to divide the world into rival civilizations—civilized and uncivilized, good and evil, friend and enemy. As a youth who spent part of his childhood abroad, you are well aware of the dangers of stereotyping. We believe you will have a unique opportunity to promote tolerance and nurture vibrant multi-cultural societies.
It is for these reasons that the OIC has been in the forefront of the Muslim battle against terrorism.

Terrorism is a global phenomenon. It has no specific culture, race, or region. The root causes of terrorism are surely complicated but they include deprivation, poverty, despair and, most importantly, political injustice. Children do not emerge from the womb to announce they will become terrorists. They learn to be terrorists when injustice and tragedy are twinned with powerlessness. The decades-long suffering of the Palestinian people provides only the most recent and potent illustration of the link between oppression, injustice, and violence. The violence in the Mideast and the Palestinian people deserve an urgent and just remedy.

Change and Partnership
The most powerful word in your election campaign was “change.” Change must make the world a better place, correct wrongs and right the twisted. As an organization, we too have undergone substantial reform in charting an enlightened future for the Muslim world. As Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, I wish to assure you that we will be at your side to see that justice prevails and that the forces which are out to undo peace are defeated. At the OIC we are firmly committed to cooperating with you and your new administration to foster constructive dialogue and facilitate solutions to the intractable predicaments plaguing the Muslim world and beyond.

In this regard, we are keen to build on the commendable initiative taken recently regarding the appointment of a U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC, and opening an office for him in the U.S. State Department. We are confident that this useful post will be endorsed and perhaps expanded under your leadership.

We also look forward to working with the new Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is no stranger to the Muslim world. In the coming months, we hope to build on the existing channel of communication between the United States and the OIC and open new ones.

Muslims today, around the world, believe that they have compelling strategic and moral reasons to cooperate and peacefully co-exist with the United States in particular, and with the West in general. Past episodes of short-lived misunderstandings should give way to a long future of peaceful cohabitation, making use of our shared civilizations and values to build a better future for all mankind. As you eloquently stated in your election-night acceptance speech in November, “our stories are singular but our destiny is shared.”
The Mighty Glick on "Special ME Envoy" Mitchell, & more

Iraq and Iran agree on a key deal
You may thank GW Al Bushki for this one

IDF killed several Iranian military advisers in Gaza

UN: only a credible independent investigation into alleged wrongdoing can quieten growing Palestinian anger

UK: Sir Gerald Kaufman said in Parliament that the Israeli government "ruthlessly and cynically" exploits "the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust."

Examining The Islamic Campaign To Destroy Free Speech

Solana Declares EU Readiness to Monitor Gaza Ceasefire
EU is ready to monitor implementation of ceasefire in Gaza, EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari.
This spoken from Solana to IRAN.. Solana, who is Grand High Whore of the Caliphate and Head of the Department of EUDhimming... Even Zappy Dhimmhead reports to him.
Mass Hangings This Week in Iran

Russia links Afghanistan to help to better NATO ties

Naturally the Headline belies what it really is - a threat:
Russia could help NATO re-supply its forces in Afghanistan IF the alliance restores contacts with Moscow
EU: Nabucco gas pipeline, a transit route
She said the European Union had been in contact with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan on Nabucco for the past two years.
Iran is not disclosing price it paid for Turkmenistan's gas


Hungarian Envoy Sez: Nabucco possible
Spleen sez: Possible yes, but not probable


Turkmenistan: No Foreign Bases

Turkmenistan increased prices for wheat and rice

Meantime, back in SODOM ON THE POTOMAC:

U.S. intelligence agencies should seek ways to work with Muslim leaders and countries such as Iran on issues of mutual interest, President Barack Obama's choice for spy chief said on Thursday.

Retired Adm. Dennis Blair also urged a break with Bush administration policies on treatment of terrorism suspects in a Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination as director of national intelligence.

BTW: Blair is on the boards HERE and HERE

Director of National Intelligence: Who is Dennis Blair?

German FM: Vows to Work w/ Clinton on ME, Iran

Moldovan President Says Communists Will Win Election

Romania, Moldova Agree To Sign Key Treaties

Lenin Back In Vogue In Moldova

Why the UK isn't Iceland

Speaking of Iceland:
Since Iceland has zero natural resources that anyone wants to rape , this situation goes unattendended to by the Glow Ballin' MFers of Stan:


From yesterday's links:Iceland: police tear gas protesters

Today: Iceland's PM to bow out

Switzerland: Officials blast handling of nuclear secrets case

Kyrgyz Journalists Ordered To File Personal Information

Norwegian Police Put Chechen Family Under Protection

RFE/RL Kazakh Service Editor Severely Beaten

Kazakh Politician: Obama is America's Gorbachev

US judge ordering Russia to preserve Jewish texts

Russian Newspaper Proposes Arming Journalists

Poland: What's bad for Ukraine is good for us

Gazprom to up shelf oil, gas reserves by 2020

KazMunayGaz and Gazprom agree on 21% increase in gas transit fee

JUNE, 2008: Gazprom warns 2009 gas price for EU will triple

Gazprom lobbyist suspended from EU

Lebedev: Anglophile oligarch Britain believes it can work with

5.0 in the Kuril Islands, Russia
on the 15th there was a 7.3 there

Russia's Ignatyev: Will Continue To Intervene In Ruble Trade

Bolivia to Seize Energy Firm

NK's Kim meets Chinese official

China to unveil stimulus package for petrochemical industry

China's CNPC to invest up to 300 billion yuan on oil/gas projects

San Francisco hedge fund goes Shariah Compliant

Dollar confrontation looming

Is Tim Geithner Too Close to Goldman Sachs?
Naturally, you fools!

Goldman Sachs keeps buy rating on China Life

China Securities Firms 2008 Operating Expenses down 31%
BTW: Gao Hua Securities IS Gold Man Sacks - That's Fang's area.

Merrill Ex-CEO Agrees to Leave Bank of America

Your TARP Recipients

Belgian bicycler stabs 3 to death at child care center

Obama to Lift Ban on Overseas Abortion Funding

And they said we were crazy:
Defense for polygamists cites gay marriage
You just wait till they want to marry apes... first case will be in Al Andalus , where they now have equal rights to humans ~ this merely a prelude to eventually permit perverts to begin fucking them.
EU to propose $200 bln climate tax on rich nations

UN: Worldwide deaths, economic losses caused by disasters jump in 2008

The power of Gold Man Sacks:
Harley profit tumbles; plans closures, layoffs


Awaken - Part Two

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WFRL: Bach to the Fuguer

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

WFRL: The Prophet Zimmy & The Kohanim

The Prophet Zimmy
Hallelujah (written by Leonard Cohen)

There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

Floatin' Powa News Service vs The Rape of the Mind

Journey To The Center of the Mind
The Amboy Dukes ~ 1968
Featuring Ted Nugent

The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D











Open your eyes to Israel's plight

Obama Retakes Oath of Office

....Without a Bible
World media: Obamaramagandagasms

Yes I made it up. Say it ten times, fast!

A look at campaign pledges by Obama

PRAVDA on Glow Ball Obamaramagandagasms
Only China declines....

OIC calls on Obama to foster 'shared' peace

The Obamanable to The Abbasshole:
I will work for peace in the region

The PLO Executive Committee said it was demanding Israel commit to a comprehensive freezing of all settlement activity in and around Arab East Jerusalem and in the occupied West Bank and a commitment to give up its hold on all occupied land captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Iran asks Obama to realize emerging "new Middle East"

OIC and Arab League sign cooperation accord


"Inevitable" that U.S. Will Have to Deal with Hamas
The threat of collusion amongst Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

Hez'b'allah congratulates Hamas on their "victory"

Israel Deploys Lawyers to Head Off War-Crimes Charges

Palestinians confirm Hamas war crimes, refute Gaza death toll

World powers to meet to discuss Iran next month

Gazprom Sez: Iran-Russia gas co-op benefits all

Iran, gas and EU dialogue

Iran-Turkmenistan trade value touches $2b in 2008

Petraeus on Afghan visit after supply routes deal

Russia opens Afghanistan supply route for US

Taliban blows up 6 schools

Iran’s Testing of Russian Shkval Torpedo Documented

Turkmenistan: New Defence Minister becomes Secretary of Security

Turmenistan: Agency for Drugs

Kazakhstan has raised gas transit fee by 21%

Ukraine to lose $1 bln as result of Naftogaz-Gazprom agreement

Nippon, Eni, Repsol Eye Iraqi Oil Bids

Ukraine Naftogaz to import less gas after price deal

No precondition for Nabucco

Turkey seeks 15 % of Nabucco

Turkey's chief EU negotiator: Erdogan's remarks misinterpreted
Is that right?

Nabucco summit to be held in Budapest 9/27/09

A New Russian Standard

Russia May ‘Dirty Float’ Ruble as Central Bank Weakens Defense

Russian devaluation stunts fledging rouble bond market

Russia: No more space tourists after 2009

Portuguese president meets Chinese FM on ties

China says Wen offers Europe "journey of confidence"

Geithner Backs Strong $; Says China Manipulates Yuan

China's 2008 oil and gas output by field

Chevron puts Indonesian gas project under review

India admits failed cruise missile test

Argentine president meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

NY Turkish Times: The Bizarre Ergenekon Blame Game

During the investigation of the illegal para-state entity called Ergenekon, prosecutors found evidence of plans to disrupt Turkey’s economy in order to create sufficient chaos to warrant a coup against the present government. Nearly 100 people have been arrested in the continuing investigation. Most of those arrested are Turkish nationalists of some stripe. That makes the following comment by Former Finance Ministry General Director for Revenues Nevzat Saygilioglu even more puzzling.


US Stocks Rise on "Obama Plan"

OOOoooooOOOo, look ~ financial Obamaramagandagasms!

Abdullah: Need For Standardised Islamic Banking Worldwide

EU climate cash windfall for industry in downturn


Air Force reveals potential locations for Nuke & Cyber Kremlins

The Air Force on Wednesday announced potential sites for the Global Strike Command, a new organization responsible for overseeing nuclear operations, and for the headquarters of the 24th Air Force, a new unit focused on the cyber mission.

Call her Madame Secratary

Clinton Greeted by Cheers at State Department

McCain's Obamaramagandagasms

NYT: "Seasoned Negotiator" to Serve as a Mideast Envoy

His mama was Lebanese

Home Construction Ends Worst Year Since 1959

Suspicious envelopes sent to Wall Street Journal

Iceland: police tear gas protesters

Sea of Galilee drops to critical levels


"I thought that, as a scientific man, I ought to know something about economics. So I studied the money system for two years and could make nothing of it. Then, one day, the truth dawned on me. What I was studying was not a system, but a confidence trick." The conclusion that the money system is a confidence trick comes from "the father of nuclear fission" Nobel Prize winning chemist Frederick Soddy.

George Harrison