Sunday, January 18, 2009 18:38
Campaign Repeatedly Tapped Elite Donors
Nearly 100 wealthy families and power couples contributed at least $100,000
each to help Barack Obama over the past two years, creating an elite
set of donors to whom the president-elect repeatedly turned in financing
his campaign, transition and inauguration, a Washington Post analysis
List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo
The U.S. military has prepared a list of U.S. military bases that could
be used to house as many as 250 detainees currently being held at the
U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, military officials tell ABCNews.com.
I don’t like to start any new year on a gloomy note. I am by nature
an optimist, but I am also a realist who readily faces facts. Right
now those facts are not very pretty and suggest to me that the world
has entered into another Great Depression. Here are some shockers about
the US economy that are worth pondering.
Year: Global Insolvency?
The forecasters at Leap2020 (who have been right in many of their predictions,
but wrong in large calls such as the timing of the collapse of the dollar)
are predicting that 2009 will be an unfolding year of worldwide insolvency.
Army covering up friendly fire deaths?
From World War II through Desert Storm, the percentage of American
combat deaths reported from friendly-fire during conflict has remained
remarkably consistent: 12-14 percent in World War II, 10-14 percent
in Vietnam, 13 percent in Granada, 12 percent in Desert Storm (the
invasion of Panama is the exception, at 6 percent).