Sunday, June 7, 2009 14:34
to Hire PR Wizard to Fight Against HR 1207
As HR 1207 gains momentum and co-sponsors in the House of Representatives,
the Federal Reserve is planning to fight the tide calling for an audit
of its books by hiring a veteran lobbyist to “manage its relations
with Congress,” according to Reuters.
& Lean: Austerity in the Age of Obama
Ever noticed how the environmental ‘crises’ and economic
‘crises’ both prey upon the green of it all? The color of
greed, jealousy, disease, Federal Reserve notes and trees. The marketing
of both manufactured green crises have hinged around selling us on tightening
our belts and buckling down for the big one. Seattle
warned of ‘imminent’ nuke attack A US congressman has raised doubts over the country’s capability
to intercept long-range trans-Pacific strategic missiles once fired
from ‘rogue regimes’.
urged to halt Google government takeover
Two consumer watchdogs - including the aptly-named Consumer Watchdog
- have urged US President Barack Obama to avoid appointing Google’s
director of global public policy as the country’s deputy chief
school student who wouldn’t stop using cell phone Tasered
At Penn Hills High School this morning, Chief Burton said, a student
was walking up and down a hallway, using a cell phone. School policy
permits students to have cell phones but not to use them during school
except in emergencies, Chief Burton said.
May Permit 9/11 Guilty Pleas in Capital Cases
The Obama administration is considering a change in the law for
the military commissions at the prison at Guantánamo Bay,
Cuba, that would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty
to plead guilty without a full trial.
unemployment hits record but job losses slow U.S. employers cut 345,000 jobs last month, the fewest since
September and far less than forecast, according to a government
report on Friday that was the most definitive evidence the economy’s
severe weakness was diminishing.
foil Tiananmen reportage
Chinese police have formed a ring around Beijing’s Tiananmen
Square, blocking any attempts to mark the 20th anniversary of the
bloody crackdown on pro-democracy activists.