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Wed May 29, 2013 at 08:54 AM PDT

FDIC Insurance for derivatives??

by Mark701

I haven't posted anything in a while, so if I break some long standing no-no rule you have my apologies in advance. But I just read an article at Mother Jones that was so disturbing I felt the need to inform the KOS community about it.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 08:07 AM PDT

Did Obama Just Break Up a Mutiny?

by Mark701

I haven't posted anything for a while on KOS so forgive me if this has already been blogged.

I just read a news item that indicated that Admiral Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was “fired” from his command of one of the three carrier battle groups [and recalled] back to Bremerton, Washington to face an investigation."

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I had to read this twice to believe it. But the first paragraph of the article says it all.

"Over 140 U.S. lenders folded in 2009 alone. To remedy the financial void left in their wake, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation wants public pension funds, which safeguard the retirement funds of millions, to buy in part or in whole the banks that couldn't manage to keep their depositors' funds."

http://rawstory.com/...

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If this has been blogged it needs to be blogged again. According to scientists at the World Health Oganization, the current strain of Swine Flu is "relatively mild".

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Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 08:18 AM PDT

Big move toward Martial Law

by Mark701

If we didn't see this coming perhaps we should have, and now it's official.  The US Army is training the 1st Brigade Combat team for domestic operations in the United States.

http://current.com/...

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Someone has already reported this but I'm going to do it again in the hope that it gets some serious attention. Apparently the Ramsey County Police in Minnesota with the assistance of the FBI, conducted "preemptive raids" on the homes of left wing dissidents and protestors for the sake of intimidation.

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If this has already been blogged I apologize. I just read today that the Bush/Cheney are trying to force the Iraqi government to sign a security arrangement that allows the United States to maintain possession of 50 permanent bases in Iraq. Another part of the deal grants immunity to US forces and contractors from prosecution. According to the British Independent:

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Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 11:50 AM PDT

Nukes on the way to the Mideast???

by Mark701

Folks, I'm goint to keep this short and sweet. I just read an article that stated that some "low yeild nukes" were discovered headed for a staging area in the Middle East.

"A retired lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve who served with the Navy's Supervisor of Salvage questioned in a little-noticed editorial Sunday why six active nuclear armed cruise missiles were being transferred to an active bomber base that "just happens to be the staging area for Middle Eastern operations."

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I just picked this link up off another web site. I can't attest for its accuracy but but I'm placing it here for confirmation or denial.

Apparently the democratic "leadership" headed by Charles Rangel (D-NY) is trying to ram  secret Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Columbia, Panama, South Korea and Peru, through congress. Some of the trade agreements are apparently benign (then whey are they secret?) but the one with Panama caught someones attention.

Economist and investment/globalization specialist Peter Riggs of the Tax Justice Network, which describes itself as an outfit devoted to "combating tax evasion by corporations and the rich", took a good long look at the Panama trade deal. After noting that the Panama and Peru deals have been considered "relatively non-controversial and will probably pass", he explains that the deal with Panama has nothing to do with trade

www.taxjustice-usa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=119

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 09:52 AM PDT

What Happens if We Hit Iran

by Mark701

For some reason, I can't post a comment under the thread that discusses we are about to hit Iran, so I'm doing this diary to examine some of the possible "fallout" (and I hope I'm speaking figuratively here) of the psycho twins bombing Iran.

Poll

Will China punish the US economically if we strike Iran?

57%81 votes
25%36 votes
17%25 votes

| 142 votes | Vote | Results

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I just found this article on a Market Watch. It's author,Mr. Paul Farrell, who works at Goldman Sachs discusses an often assumed though infrequently mentioned fact that the United States national security is very dependent on sound fiscal policy. The link to the story is below

http://www.marketwatch.com/...

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I’m not a rocket scientist but two things recently came to my attention that when taken together, appear to paint an ominous picture of what we can expect in the next 18 months of Bush’s Imperial Presidency.

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