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US Still Shares Its Wealth With Corrupt Iraqi Politicians

Premier of Iraq Is Quietly Firing Fraud Monitors By JAMES GLANZ and RIYADH MOHAMMED

BAGHDAD — The government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is systematically dismissing Iraqi oversight officials, who were installed to fight corruption in Iraqi ministries by order of the American occupation administration, which had hoped to bring Western […]

Ten mpg is now feasible … may save you money!

Americans have become soft and impractical. Americans are consumer robots that are mesmerized by ‘image over substance’. That is exactly where America’s marketing geniuses have brought us. Some Americans are waking up to a world known by their grand parents and great grand parents. Frugal is no longer a ‘quaint concept’. Gas prices and their effect on food and necessities is the slap in the face we need to come out of the hypnosis we have been enjoying. […]

Diminishing Oil Causes Tough Choices For A Hungry World

It used to be oil for food. Now, its oil substitute OR food. Super Powers are focusing on a dying concept. Cheap energy the old fashioned way is no longer viable. […]

Pentagon Threat – No Strings On Funding Or Else

Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

By Jonathan Weisman and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post

The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas […]

American Climate Change Policy Still Sucks

 

 

Unravelling the sceptics

 

What do “climate sceptics” believe?

 

You might think that you know the answer, having heard, seen and read numerous counter-blasts aimed at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the course of […]

Global Shift In Wealth May Not Include America

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits

High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]

FEMA Protects Itself, But Not Evacuees – Taxpayers Can Vomit Now

(CBS) There are still 50,000 families along the Gulf Coast living in travel trailers given to them by FEMA. Six months ago we began investigating reports of toxic formaldehyde fumes making some of those people sick. And as Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian reports, FEMA has done more to cover their own backs […]

When Judges Become Politicians Who Wins? DRUG LORDS

Judge Seamus McCaffery makes no bones about being a politician: He’s got a snazzy Web site, an unrelenting statewide travel schedule and more than $1 million in his campaign treasury. He’s also a judge. And the job he covets is an elected spot on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Experts believe it is all […]

George ‘WALL’ Bush Builds Legacy With Concrete and Chain Link

 

Walls are everywhere in Baghdad, put up by U.S. forces to offer a degree of security to hard-pressed residents. But do they merely perpetuate divisions? Critics argue the walls divide communities, stifle economic activity, imprison residents and only widen the sectarian rifts that remain […]

Bush Wants To Veto Government Funding – Government Shutdown

Update: Bush chides Congress for not passing funding bills

NTEU Urges President to Swiftly Sign Continuing Resolution

Now that the Senate has joined the House in approving a continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through Nov. 16, NTEU is urging the president to swiftly sign the […]