Friday, October 24, 2008

New York Times Endorses Barack Obama for President

"...Obama is not only one of us, he is an exceptional example of what makes our country great. He inspires hope."

~The Aspen (Colorado) Daily News

Hyperbole is the currency of presidential campaigns, but this year the nation’s future truly hangs in the balance.
The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush’s failed leadership. He is saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens — whether they are fleeing a hurricane’s floodwaters, searching for affordable health care or struggling to hold on to their homes, jobs, savings and pensions in the midst of a financial crisis that was foretold and preventable.

As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president is easy. After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States....Remainder of story.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Death and Birth of a New World Order

Written by Justice Litle, Editorial Director, Taipan Publishing Group

As current events get wilder with each passing day, a new realization hits home: The old world order is passing into twilight. It’s time to prepare and get ahead of the curve...

Every day things seem to get stranger. And wilder.

It’s like the world is walking through a nightmare version of Alice in Wonderland. All the old ways are slipping down the rabbit hole. It’s simply breathtaking to behold....Read more...


Thursday, October 2, 2008

What Lincoln Would've said to Paulson's $700 Billion Ransom

By Ellen Brown, J.D.

“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people’s money to settle the quarrel.” – Abraham Lincoln, speech to Illinois legislature, January 1837

In July, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said of his massive underwriting scheme for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, “If you have a bazooka in your pocket and people know it, you probably won’t have to use it.” On September 7, Paulson pulled out his bazooka and fired, effectively nationalizing the mortgage giants. Last week, Paulson pulled out the bazooka again and held it to Congress’s head. “Seven hundred billion dollars or your credit system will collapse!” Seven hundred billion dollars is more than the country currently pays annually for Social Security; and for what do we owe this ransom? To bail out bankers from their own folly....more