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Sunday, March 30, 2008

March News Factoids

The entire flap about what Barack Obama should have done about retired pastor Rev. Wright's speech last December was manufactured by John McCain's campaign. The posting to YouTube was tracked to a McCain staffer, and what they left out was that Wright was quoting a white man, a guest commentator on the Fox Noise Network.

The German press (only) reports that just days after Dick Cheney's visit to the Middle East, the official propaganda arm of the government of Saudi Arabia has published plans for how their citizens should prepare for possible nuclear war in a neighboring country.

Rumors abound among U.S. Navy & Air Force personnel (per emails to family) that the attack on Iran is planned for Sunday April 6th.

The race for the White House is between three distinct parties, the Democrats and the Republicans and the Corporatists: Hillary Clinton is owned by the Corporatist Party, and the G.O.P.'s John Mccain is a warmonger. Barack Obama is the only gentleman of the three.

In March, a huge chunk of ice the size of Connecticut broke away from the Wilkins Ice Shelf on Antarctic Peninsula near South Americaa.

Home equity has fallen below an average 50% for the first time since 1945. ==A.P. Radio News

Employers slashed jobs by 63,000 in February, the most in five years. Job losses suffered in January were worse than the government first reported; employers cut 22,000 jobs, versus 17,000. == A.P. News

Mortgage foreclosures hit an all-time high in the last quarter of 2007. == Mortgage Bankers Assn.

The U.S. lost 225,000 jobs in February 2008 per the monthly government Household Survey.

Dubya's fiscal 2009 budget cut medical help for 9/11 first reponders by 77%.

Gas reached $4.08 & 9/10 in March in Needles, CA.

U.S. banks made out like the bandits that they are from the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown. The Federal Reserve Bank in March essentially purchased up to $200 billion of worthless (junk) bonds from the crooked mortgage-lending banks with our tax dollars 'to prevent economic collapse' – and the banks still have the foreclosed real estate!

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