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Commentary :: Labor
Derivatives are the new ticking time bomb
11 Mar 2008
Modified: 06:53:03 PM
Derivatives are the new ticking time bomb
America's coup d'etat continues (1963-)




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********GOVERNMENT INFILTRATION of SOCIETY********



"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

--Lenin




*GOVERNMENT's ONGOING FIGHT for your MIND*

"Lawmakers outlawing 'next marijuana":
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23573004/?GT1=43001

1. MSNBC is...a combination of Microsoft Network and NBC.
2. Microsoft trying to buy Yahoo.
3. the resulting entity: Microsoft + Yahoo + CIA + NSA + MSNBC (MY-MS-Y-CIA-NSA-MSNBC) is huge.
4. MY-MS-Y-CIA-NSA-MSNBC now telling us that "lawmakers" are in the process of outlawing marijuana substitute.
5. the headline & presentation is very supportive of the idea. No hint of protest. The issue is represent matter-of-factly.

when do people wake up that this is is not just Microsoft/Yahoo here. There's other organizations involved.




*YAHOO/CIA: CLIMATE CHANGE*

if Yahoo isn't run by the CIA and/or NSA, how come they keep removing climate change articles from their servers?




********BLEAK ECONOMICS********





*CORPORATE 'TAXATION'*

Under-taxed corporations have plenty of cash on hand:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/business/04cash.html?_r=1&oref=slogin




*FOOD PRICES*

Prices rise at fastest pace in 26 years:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5570461.html




*OIL*

Spike in oil prices to stay, says OPEC president:
http://africa.reuters.com/business/news/usnBAN028503.html

Gasoline prices hit new high - more coming:
http://www.rense.com/general81/pcas.htm

Goldman Sachs raises possibility of $200 a barrel oil:
http://tinyurl.com/2tahm7




*MARKETS*

Derivatives are the new ticking time bomb:
http://tinyurl.com/2hea84




*WORLD ECONOMY*

Riots, hoarding, panic: the signs of things to come?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3500975.ece

Records continue to fall in global markets:
http://tinyurl.com/2chb67




*US ECONOMY*

Employers slash most jobs in 5 years:
http://tinyurl.com/329pgw

International experts forsee collapse of US economy:
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=918803+

Cities, education funds, transport authorities hit by credit crisis
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/feb2008/econ-f19.shtml




*FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS*

FDIC reports second bank failing this year:
http://tinyurl.com/3954jf

Banks face systemic margin call, $325 billion hit:
http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN0832645120080308

Drive mounts for US government bailout of banks
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/mar2008/bank-m07.shtml

"Federal" Reserve takes new steps to add cash to banking system:
http://tinyurl.com/24ygo8




*...LATEST BAILOUTS...*

Banks "quietly" borrow $50 billion from the Fed:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080219/bs_nm/usa_banks_fed_dc_2

"Federal" Reserve to pump $60 billion more into markets:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aJoePynybzGg&refer=h

Investers stunned as ECB pumps €350bn into markets:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7ba8f586-ad5b-11dc-9386-0000779fd2ac.html?ncli




*UNCONSTITUTIONAL 'FEDERAL' RESERVE*

It's time to dump the Un-Consitutional "Federal" Reserve:
http://www.rense.com/general80/dump.htm




*US DOLLAR*

Dollar slides on grim US economic outlook:
http://www.reuters.com/article/hotStocksNews/idUST12408420080304




*REAL ESTATE*

Housing in deepest decline since Depression:
http://www.rense.com/general81/decine.htm

Foreclosures set records as housing troubles worsen:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/29686.html

Home equity falls below 50%
http://money.excite.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt_top.jsp?news_id=ap-d8v82ua00&




********GENERAL NEWS********




*GOVERNOR SPITZER: HOBBYIST*

Spitzer said to be weighing resignation:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/nyregion/11spitzer.html?_r=1&oref=slog

$5K an hour hookers?
http://www.nypost.com/seven/03072008/news/regionalnews/5g_hr__hookers_10




*BALTIMORE CITY: WAR AGAINST the POOR*

City opens 3 spaces as shelters overflow:
http://tinyurl.com/38tdeo

Baltimore city officials descend on shantytown:
http://tinyurl.com/3ahxey

City's homeless get frozen out:
http://tinyurl.com/2ggk3s




*AMERICA: GULAG NATION*

1 in every 99 Americans behind bars:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-28-prison-population_N.htm

(many are incarcerated for possessing or smoking cancer-curing pot.)




*SONAR*

Defying court orders, Navy resumes wildlife-killing sonar training off coast:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_8095464?nclick_check=1

Bush exempts Navy from environmental laws protecting marine life:
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/01/16/die-whales-die/




*OZONE LAYER*

Industry Groups Seek to Kill Ozone Rules
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120483272869017323.html?mod=world_news_w




*INSECTS*

Honey bees could be wiped out in 10 years:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/mar/09/animalbehaviour




*ALASKA WILDERNESS*

Shell bids over $105 million for one Arctic oil tract:
http://www.reuters.com/article/mergersNews/idUSN0632113420080207


Bush Dictatorship...

...hiding documents detailing impacts of oil and gas development:
http://www.nrdc.org/media/2008/080128a.asp

...strips protections from America's largest forest:
http://www.nrdc.org/media/2008/080125a.asp

...to destroy three million acres of Tongass national park:
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2008/2008-01-25-095.asp

...wants to destroy three million pristine acres in Alaska for logging:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152ap_tongass_logging.html




*POLAR BEARS*

Second deadline to protect polar bears missed:
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN1325771920080213



*OTHER ANIMALS*

America's wolves need our help:
http://action.defenders.org/site/PageServer?pagename=savewolves_homepage




*PESTICIDES*

Toxic chemicals to be sprayed over San Francisco:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_10711.cfm




*DRINKING WATER*

Prescription drugs found in drinking water across US:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/03/10/pharma.water1/index.html




*GM FOOD*

Brazilian protesters destroy GM crop:
http://tinyurl.com/yrm9n5

France proposes tougher EU rules for modified crops:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080303/sc_afp/eufranceenvironmentfoodgmobi

Consequences of GM crop contamination set to worsen:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/feb/18/gm.contamination




*OIL*

Massive North Dakota oil deposit could increase US reserves by 10x:
http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news2.13s.html




*AGRICULTURE*

Corn is King - and therefore a growing problem:
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/030308EB.shtml

Wheat hits record on US inventory report:
http://tinyurl.com/yvzpee




*OIL COMPANIES*

House OKs new taxes on big oil companies, Dictator Bush will veto:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/ap_on_go_co/energy_taxes

Gas prices soar, posing a threat to family budget:
http://tinyurl.com/2k7gga




*GOOGLE

Google to store patients' health records:
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080221/D8UUHM8O0.html




*CORPORATE POWER*

Supreme Court shield medical devices from lawsuits:
http://tinyurl.com/yt6m76




*WEATHER MODIFICATION*

Navy research paper calls for using man-made floods and droughts to "disrupt the economy" of an enemy state:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/navy-research-p.html

New Orleans deliberately flooded:
http://www.media-criticism.com/New_Orleans_Flooded_Links_2006.html




*FOR-PROFIT MEDICINE*

Hillary Clinton's universal health care plan: Buy insurance or else!
http://www.naturalnews.com/022612.html

"...Hillary Clinton's universal health care plan, then, is nothing more than a system for threatening all Americans to buy health insurance, and then financially punishing them if they don't..."


Spending on health care to rise dramatically in the US:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HEALTH_CARE_SPENDING?SITE=TXSAE

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