The real Libor scandal
Paul Craig Roberts and Nomi Prins
According to news reports, UK banks fixed the London interbank borrowing rate
(Libor) with the complicity of the Bank of England (UK central bank) at a low
rate in order to obtain a cheap borrowing cost. The way this scandal is
playing out is that the banks benefitted from borrowing at these low rates.
Whereas this is true, it also strikes us as simplistic and as a diversion
from the deeper, darker scandal.
Is your food exposing you to this pesticide?
An Interview with pesticide expert and toxicologist Janette Sherman, M.D.
Saturday morning, July7th, I awakened at 4:30. I should have gotten up, then,
for my jog, run, sprint, because it was so muggy by the time I did, around
7:00. I went back to sleep, though, and dreamed I was comforting Hillary
Clinton after she'd discovered, yet, another sexual affair. Bill's, of
course, and it was ongoing.
The fruit vendor of the real
He stood across the street from Saint John the Divine's Cathedral on
Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th, not far from Columbia University. I was
returning from lunch, two blocks away, with the June heat beating my head
like a drum. He was standing like so many others who form a fleet of fruit
and vegetable vendors spread across the city with their aluminum faced
wagons, with an umbrella to shade the produce, small wheels so that an SUV
could pull the cart to and from locations that sell their produce at prices
lower by far than the supermarkets and tony stores nearby. They have produced
a pushcart culture that I hadn't seen since I was a boy in the 1940s. It
signifies to me how desperate people have become for work.
Banksters take us to the brink
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
Every day brings more reminders of the terrible unfairness that besets our
country, the tragic reversal of fortune experienced by millions who once had
good lives and steady jobs, now gone.
The RAP vote: Repudiation of American Politics
On Wednesday, July 4, Ricky My-T-Mouth Johnson, an obscure ghost lyricist
in the rap-music world, and also an acquaintance from the early Occupy days,
showed up at the porch of my historical townhouse at Fort Vancouver National
Historic Site. He had brought his family from Portland (Oregon) to see our
famed fireworks' display, he told me and, knowing that I live here, maybe
take time to rap a little about the upcoming presidential election.
7/1/12-Citing Iran's nuclear ambition, America and her hushed puppies impose
oil embargo on Islamic republic. Going on four years now, the global economic
depression has kept oil price in check, so this embargo is meant to stop it
from dropping further, if not bump it up, benefitting Western oil companies.
An economic sanction steers customers from an enemy to you. Though always
slobbered in morality, it's basically a trade tactic. The military cost of
harassing Iran and enforcing embargo also enriches Western weapon
Man claims Stand Your Ground defense in murder of boss
An employee who had worked at Amalgamated Security Systems for twenty-five
years and was slated to receive his pension in two weeks was accused of
murdering his boss when he was threatened with being fired.
Elite killers kill at large for Kidon, Mossad
A new book reveals that a department known as Kidon within the Mossad has
dispatched assassins into Iran in order to murder the nuclear scientists,
thereby stunting the country's nuclear energy program.
The Russian government has finally caught on that its political opposition is
being financed by the US taxpayer-funded National Endowment for Democracy and
other CIA/State Department fronts in an attempt to subvert the Russian
government and install an American puppet state in the geographically largest
country on earth, the one country with a nuclear arsenal sufficient to deter
Clinton's interference has angered Egyptian liberals
Linda S. Heard
Egyptian elites, secularists and moderates, concerned about the agenda of the
country's new president, drawn from the upper echelons of the Muslim
Brotherhood, are coalescing.
The selling of the presidency: Politics in the age of television
John W. Whitehead
This statement by General Haynesworth, the media mogul in the classic film A
Face in the Crowd (1957), more than aptly sums up contemporary politics.
Keeping with the spirit of his 2008 Hope and Change campaign slogans,
Barack Obama has adopted Forward as his 2012 campaign slogan, while Mitt
Romney is standing behind Believe in America.
Superspy confesses to MI6 black ops in Iran
Dr. Ismail Salami
Preposterously bizarre as it is, the head of MI6 foreign intelligence agency
John Sawers made a rare appearance before Britain's civil servants in London
on Friday and warned that the Iranians are determinedly going down a path to
master all aspects of nuclear weapons; all the technologies they need, and
that they will by 2014 acquire a nuclear bomb.
Presto! The DISCLOSE Act disappears
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
Ask any magician and they'll tell you that the secret to a successful magic
trick is misdirection-distracting the crowd so they don't realize how they're
being fooled. Get them watching your left hand while your right hand palms
the silver dollar: Now you see it, now you don't. The purloined coin now
belongs to the magician.
Indiana law requires ballots to be traceable to individual voters
Officials admit Indiana law requires a system so officials can see how you
voted; broad implications for your rights-quietly, and never fully disclosing
the broad reach and rights-violating implications of this, Indiana officials
now admit that STATE LAW requires that ballots be traceable to individual
The disintegration of the Jewish State has begun
Freedom Rider: Zombies, vampires and capitalism
Why are Americans so fascinated with popular depictions of creatures who are
both dead and alive? In recent years, Hollywood has provided an endless
supply of reanimated, flesh eating corpses and blood sucking undead.
CIA takes over as Ethiopian regime crumbles
Thomas C. Mountain
With its foundations irreparably cracked and its edifices of power crumbling,
the Ethiopian regime headed by Meles Zenawi is turning more and more to the
CIA to make the critical decisions in the ministries of power in the capital
'Democracy' and slaughter in Burma: Gold rush overrides human rights
The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma-or Myanmar-have received
only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually
warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human
rights abuses to an immediate halt.
Who is the winner of sanctions game?
Too much or not enough? That is the question
Most recently, we've been formulized as a people made up of the 1% wealthy
versus the 99% of the struggling middle/working classes and poor, indicating
the tiniest portion of us have too much all of the wealth and the largest
number of us have not enough, in millions of cases barely enough to live.
Subterfuge-the 'American Way'
Subterfuge, which is the strategy of deception and deceit, is now the very
basis of and for the policies and practices of the corporate-owned U.S. crime
syndicate, known as this nation's government. Nothing, absolutely nothing,
that this government and its servile puppet-the corporate-stream 'news' media
disseminates-can or should be wholly believed.