Sunday, July 26, 2009 14:38
Flu Plc: Cashing in on the pandemic
Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, hit the swine
flu panic button last week, warning the outbreak is confronting the
NHS with its “biggest challenge in a generation”.
Prisoner” Sneak Peek
AMC, who broadcast the critically acclaimed “Mad Men” and
“Breaking Bad”, gave a special presentation today for “The
Prisoner” – their upcoming six-part mini-series remake of
the classic British 60’s cult TV series.
Lib Defames Patriot as “Insane and Violent”
Jim Newell, who is associated with the “political satire”
and gossip blog Wonkette, had an article posted on the NBC website last
week slamming Catherine Crabill, a realtor and home-school mother who
is challenging Virginia state Del. Albert Pollard.
the Shooting, Another Showdown When insurgents attacked an American convoy with AK-47 rounds
and a couple of grenades on a dusty highway in a Baghdad suburb this
week, U.S. soldiers returned fire, chased the suspects through narrow
alleyways and raided houses.
weapon fear spreads to UK politicos
A campaign by US right wingers, designed to raise fears of an electromagnetic
pulse (EMP) attack they allege could cripple Western nations and lead
to chaos, is targeting British politicians, with some success.
Federal Reserve is ‘a Ponzi scheme, an inside job’ The Federal Reserve — the quasi-autonomous body that
controls the US’s money supply — is a “Ponzi scheme”
that created “bubble after bubble” in the US economy
and needs to be held accountable for its actions, says Eliot Spitzer,
the former governor and attorney-general of New York.
Layoffs: The Continuing Devastation
Stock market investors shrug off a disaster in our midst: mass layoffs.
Investors act as though it will soon be business as usual. Companies
cut costs by firing employees that have been with them for decades.
Approval Index Rating -11
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday
shows that 29% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve
of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.
Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential
Approval Index rating of -11.
Worry Machines May Outsmart Man A robot that can open doors and find electrical outlets to
recharge itself. Computer viruses that no one can stop. Predator
drones, which, though still controlled remotely by humans, come
close to a machine that can kill autonomously.
urges end to ‘dumb regulation’
Divisions between the administration of Barack Obama, the Federal
Reserve and key regulators came to a head on Friday as officials
debated plans to overhaul the US regulatory system.
Exit for Ben
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday, and in congressional testimony
later in the week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reassured all that
thanks to his accurate foresight and deft use of the Fed’s
policy toolkit, he could maintain near zero percent interest rates
for an extended period without creating inflation.