Friday, August 1, 2008

Common Man News 8/2008


News for the common man because the elite already know!


8/29/2008

Repression in Denver highlights assault on democratic rights in US

Democratic National Convention outlines policy of wider war

Foreign spigot off for US consumers

U. S. Says Banks on .. Problem List’ Rose 30% in Quarter

Analyst: FDIC Will Need Half A Trillon Dollars

Bankruptcy Filings Surge 29%

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

What is the Keating Five?

The Land of the Silent and the Home of the Fearful

How the Democrats Helped Bush Hijack the Country

World Poverty ’More Widespread’

Community College Students Need Not Apply: Our Reward for Bailing Out the Banks

Standoff with Police as Iraq Vets Demand to Meet with Obama Campaign

3,000 march in largest demonstration of DNC

Concern Raised Over Suspicious Deaths Of 24 Bio-Scientists

US warning to British court in alleged torture case

New U. S. Census .. Same Reality

Slavery Haunts America’s Plantation Prisons


8/28/2008

Police continue repressive tactics in Denver

What a McCain Victory Would Mean

Bush steps up fight over balance of power

U. S. Soldiers Executed Iraqis, Statements Say


8/27/2008

This is an outrage- DNC Happenings

Dennis Kucinich Rocks DNC: ’Wake Up America!’

Census report shows rising poverty in US

FDIC may borrow money from Treasury: report

Home prices drop by record amount in 2Q

Backlog of US homes for sale is worst on record

Beijing Swells Dollar Reserves Through Stealth

350 immigrant workers arrested in raid on Mississippi factory

Police repress protesters at Democratic National Convention

Money and Politics in America

Court Rebuffs White House Immunity

Katrina Pain Index: New Orleans Three Years Later

Fascism Anyone?

Double Standards on Russia-Kosovo

Rich Countries Once Used Gunboats to Seize Food. Now They Use Trade Deals

Army, Flag, and Cross; Reverie on a Ribbon

War With Russia Is On The Agenda

Pouring Gas on the Afghanistan Bonfire

U. S. Military Keeping Secrets About Female Soldiers’ ‘Suicides’?

Running for War President at Any Cost


8/26/2008

The Housing Bubble Villains Deny Responsibility

Wall Street fears the worst as US housing sales continue to fall

US continues to ratchet up tensions with Russia

Democrats convene in Denver amid police state security and a sea of corporate cash

We Tilt at Windmills as World War Looms

The Pinched Middle Class Is Ditching Target for Wal-Mart

U. S. CENTCOM Conducts Fla. Training for ’Continuity of Operations’

Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine

Veterans’ Battle Within


8/25/2008

The big secret in U. S. housing

Lone accountant takes on IRS and wins

Rolling Back Rights

Warning on voting machines reveals oversight failure

View of economy somber from Fed mountain retreat

Reinventing the Evil Empire

Democrats and Obama prepare platform of war and reaction

Bush administration widens domestic spy agency powers

That Student Loan, So Hard to Shake

After 5 years of war, Iraqis desperate for water

Vets against war rally in Denver

Almost Half of Iraqi Adults Are Unemployed

Preparing for Democratic Convention or Martial Law?


8/23/2008

Crunch Time

The Great Consumer Crash of 2009

Land and Freedom

It’s time to revolt against Big Oil!

Bush Hustling the Bureaucracy to Advance Rightwing Agenda

Auto industry seeking $50B in loans from Congress

Audits of Medicare drug plans lacking

Oil Speculators Cost Consumers $31 Billion this Summer

Big Money Still Has Prominent Seat at Parties’ Conventions

Cash Register Conventions

Food, Fuel and Water Crises Converging

Making Money on a New Cold War

Hurricane Katrina and Trouble the Water

States push laws to require paid sick days

States rush to dump touch-screen voting systems

Diebold warns 34 states that votes could be ’dropped’ by its machines

US Navy warship sails into Georgia with aid

US regulators shut Columbian Bank in Kansas

A grim forecast for heating costs

What Will Mac ’n’ Mae Cost You and Me?

Freddie, Fannie Failure Could Be World .. Catastrophe,’ Yu Says

FDA Plots to Mislead Consumers Over Irradiated Foods


8/22/2008

The Reach of Redlining

Fraud Worsens Foreclosure Crisis

US food prices to post biggest rise since ’90:USDA

This Time, the World Is Not Buying It

How the American “free press” toed the government line on Georgia

Bush administration steps up war of words with Russia

No JROTC Left Behind

Ohio Voting Machines Contained Programming Error That Dropped Votes

Cheney, Bush and Habbush

One Protest, 52 Arrests and a $2 Million Payout

McCain’s Plan to Privatise Veterans’ Health Care

Feds Say They’ve Solved What Brought Down World Trade Center 7 (LMAO)


8/21/2008

This Is Not the Change We Hoped For: House Concurrent Resolution 362

How To Burn the Speculators

Economic slowdown: World markets fall sharply amid fears that credit crunch has further to run

Asia sinks as credit crisis victims mount

Financial fears stalk FTSE

Real wages fall as record price hikes hit US workers

Canada to deport another Iraq war resister to the US

US oil pipeline politics and the Russia-Georgia conflict

Recession fears hit European stocks

Fannie and Freddie crisis deepens

’America’s Outrageous War Economy!’

79 Million Americans Struggle to Pay Medical Bills

New Guidelines Would Give F. B. I. Broader Powers

ANTHRAX SUSPECT’S SUICIDE: WHO BENEFITS?

Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Crop Connection?

US missile defence system is the magic pudding that will never run outPoland is just the latest

McCain’s Ties to Neocon Hard Lines

Bush Administration Rule on Pollution Struck Down

Senators: FBI rules could target innocent people

US accused of war crimes over torture methods

Broad New Domestic Spying Measures Are Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Court: Passengers can challenge no-fly list


8/20/2008

Large U. S. Banks May Fail Amid Recession, Rogoff Says

Financial fears, soaring inflation hit Wall St

Merrill, Wachovia in Danger of Failing: Strategist

U. S. economy hit by surging inflation

Stagflation is Here, and It is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

GM to make U-turn over sales incentives

Comcast Will Slow Heavy Web Users’ Traffic for Up to 20 Minutes

The Codex Alimentarius Commission "Codex" Gains More Control Of Global Food Supply

The Battered American Consumer: Even the Upper-Middle Class Is Feeling Economic Pain

Being Stupid, Sounding Strong

Musharraf, Not Bush, Follows Nixon

This is a tale of US expansion not Russian aggression

Congressmen Gutierrez and Baca denounce Bush, call on ICE to stop raids

Shai Agassi’s Audacious Plan to Put Electric Cars on the Road


8/19/2008

Families forced to let homes they cannot sell

Wholesale inflation surged in July at the fastest pace in 27 years

The Greenback Blues: Something’s Gotta Give

Jim Rogers Predicts Bigger Financial Shocks Loom

Large U. S. Bank Collapse Seen Ahead

Are You Ready For Nuclear War?

U. S. Mint Suspends Gold Sales

FDIC Presses Bank Regulators To Use Warier Eye

Housing Starts in U. S. Fall to 17-Year Low; Building Permits Decline 18%

Staples Says Profit Fell 15% on North American Sales

Fresh fears as Fannie and Freddie plunge

’OPEC may cut output as oil prices set to fall further’

Pakistan After Musharraf

How Wind Farms May Really Replace Coal Mining

Voting Machines Can Never Be Trusted, Says GOP Computer Security Expert

Reality Bites Again

Georgia-Russian Conflict Great for U. S. Weapons Manufacturers

A Toxic Proposal

Journalist says U. S. target was Al-Jazeera

Suffocating dead zones spread across world’s oceans


8/18/2008

The perfect storm leading to a global recession

Morgan Stanley Says Financial Crisis Will Last

America on the Couch

North American Army created without OK by Congress

Verizon contract cuts benefits and clears way for layoffs

Double Standards in the Global War on Terror

This time, wage slaves can’t revolt

New Signs Of A Middle-Class Collapse

Bernanke Tries to Define What Institutions Fed Could Let Fail

Subprime pain sweeps the world

U. S. Is Leading the Economies of Other Countries Over a Cliff

USDA Refuses to Ban Sick "Downer" Cows From U. S. Food Supply

U. S. Taxpayer to Pay for Georgia’s Wrecked Economy

Meet the Economist Who Thinks We’re Doomed

Manufactured Revolutions?

The Plot Against Liberal America

Democrats waver over offshore drilling ban

THE FAILURE OF NANCY PELOSI & THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Groups file elections complaint against Wal-Mart

Warehouse set to process convention arrests

The Defunding of the Peace Movement

Homeless Veterans Need More Assistance

Local Police To Get Broader Spy Powers


8/16/2008

Wag the Dog: How to Conceal Massive Economic Collapse

Can Sen. Bernie Sanders Fix Our Economic Crisis?

Bank seizures of US homes reach record high

Merril Lynch switches billions in debt to Britain to avoid paying corporation tax for 50 years

ECB slammed as Europe crumbles

EU meeting on Georgia reveals tensions between European powers and US

The Pentagon’s alarming project: Avian Flu Biowar Vaccine

Russia takes control of Turkmen (world?) gas

Musharraf seeks immunity

Was 9/11 an Inside Job?

No Wonder Our Hospitals Are a Disaster -- People with Marketing Degrees Are Running Them

Ohio’s Election Stolen Again? State May Face 600K Voter Purge in Coming Weeks

How Anti-Intellectualism Is Destroying America

Abortion rights advocates campaign against South Dakota ballot measure

GOP crying foul over law it passed

Don’t Forget Yugoslavia

America Watches the War in Georgia with Dumb Goggles

The New York Times, Again, Tells It Like It Ain’t

Commonsense and the Russo-Georgian War

There May Be Many Mushroom Clouds In Our Future

Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles

Georgia: Background to War

Medicaid bears brunt of states’ budget crunch

California budget compromise takes from the poor, gives to the rich

Missile agreement with Poland intensifies danger of US-Russian clash

Lawsuit Filed Against Gonzales & DOJ Officials

Russia Unleashed

Some Prisoners Declared Innocent, but Not Free


8/15/2008

Who Orchestrated the Fall of Bear Stearns?

Wal-Mart sees slowdown spreading

Concern as US inflation jumps

U. S. court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case

Don’t Cage Dissent

How Taxpayer Money Is Wrapped Up in Georgian War

Help Our Veterans Vote

Wal-Mart Caught on Tape Lying to Employees

U. S. groups file election complaint against Wal-Mart

Ill and in Pain, Engineer Dies While Detained in U. S. Hands

FBI to Get Freer Rein to Gather Domestic Information

One-Fifth of Iraq Funding Paid to Contractors

A Frozen Katrina

Now It’s The Post Covering Up John McCain’s Mob Connections

"Naval Blockade" or All Out War Against Iran?

Ron Paul Affirms: Iran Attack Plan Has ‘Green Light’

8/14/2008

The Lobby Like No Other Wants a War Like No Other

The outrage in your credit card’s fine print

Home foreclosure filings up 55 percent in July

Inflation Hits 17 Year High

In the guise of humanitarian aid Bush dispatches US military forces to Georgia

U. S. army deserter ordered deported from Canada

Housing Rebound in Cleveland Signals Bad News for U. S. Market

Retail sales fall as tax stimulus wears off

Why Russia’s Response to Georgia was Right

Bush & The Media Are Heading The World Toward Nuclear War

Putin Walks into a Trap

The Great Corporate Tax Heist

Using Georgia to Target Russia

Confront Rising Drug Prices

How to Put Rove Behind Bars for Years

McCain: "In The 21st Century Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations"

Home Foreclosures, Bank Seizures Surge as U. S. Housing Slump Intensifies


8/13/2008

If OPEC Dumps the Dollar

Three major US naval strike forces due this week in Persian Gulf

Jewish International Opposition Statement Against Attack on Iran

‘Where Are the Weapons of Mass Destruction?’

2008’s First Disenfranchised Voters: Injured and Homeless Veterans

Some older workers are rethinking retirement

Mukasey Won’t Pursue Charges in Hiring Inquiry

Most Corporations Don’t Pay Income Taxes: GAO

Most US Firms Avoid Federal Taxes

Budget Deficit Nearly Triples Last Year’s

Use of Iraq Contractors Costs Billions, Report Says

Contractors reap 85 bln dlrs from Iraq war: US report

Halliburton Iran deals under fire

Georgia War a Neocon Election Ploy?

The Reality Behind Western Propaganda Regarding War In Georgia

McCain’s Top Foreign Policy Adviser Lobbyed For Georgia: What Did He Tell Tbilisi?

BP shuts down Georgia pipelines

Neocons Now Love International Law

WPost and the Great Disconnect

Troops from Atlanta will train in Republic of Georgia

U. S. Military Instructors Command Hirelings in Georgia

Auditors question Blackwater contracts

Retail sales drop for first time in 5 months

US central bank auctions funds

The next wave of mortgage defaults

The Depleted Uranium Threat

Arkansas town expands 24-hour curfew

The Mukasey Doctrine


8/12/2008

Oil’s Big Dirty Secret as Producers Rake in Hundreds of Billions

Pelosi indicates openness to offshore drilling vote

Web Firms Say They Track Behavior Without Explicit Consent

Russian President ordered a halt to military action against Georgia

An Appeal from the Passengers and Crew of the SS FREE GAZA and SS LIBERTY

’Oil, Israel and Iran’ Among Factors that Led to Georgia War

To Be Atom Bombed

Washington Risks Nuclear War by Miscalculation

From Stupid to Moronic to Evil

The FBI Admits to Spying on NYT and WaPo Reporters in 2004

If I Were a Betting Man, I’d Wager that Cheney Was Behind the Anthrax Attacks

Credit Card Debt: This Popping Bubble Is Really Going to Hurt


8/11/2008

Guantánamo trial sentence stuns Bush administration

Military conflict between Russia and Georgia escalates

Halliburton’s Hidden Treuhand

U. S. Surges $11 Billion in Arms Sales to Iraq

The American Military Crisis

Hot Commodities, Stuffed Markets, and Empty Bellies

Slump in U. S. to Worsen as Consumers Get ’Squeezed’

FDIC Fund Strained by Bank Failures May Have to Raise Premiums

US Mortgage Crisis: Fannie and Freddie. Give Away the Farm

Trillions Lost in Recent Economic Failures

Maryland Mayor wants federal probe after SWAT raids house, kills dogs

Vista’s Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit

Pentagon Opens New Spy Shop

Israeli Has $1 Billion Invested in Georgia

US is Flying Georgian Troops into Battle Zone

The Pipeline War: Russia goes for West’s jugular

Leaks in Patch for Web Security Hole

To Be Old, Frail And Evicted: Patients at Risk

Agriprocessors reacts to child labor allegations

All Guns, No Butter

Don’t Tase Me, GOP!


8/10/2008

Credit Crisis Triggers Unprecedented Response

Why the Drug War is a Crime against Humanity Explained

The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war

Prices for drugs skyrocket

Bullet shortage affects police

Georgia Declares ’State of War’ as Russian Bombs Fall

F. B. I. Improperly Obtained Reporters’ Phone Records

Big Business Is Making Sure It Wins the Presidency

Kucinich does the right thing, again.

Who’s Really Running Iraq?

Corporate America Prepares for Battle Against Worker Campaign to Roll Back Assault on the Middle Class


8/8/2008

From food bank’s chief, insight into hungry U. S.

The Fire This Time?

Our $100 Trillion National Debt

U. S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy, Says Top Budget Committee Republican

White House remains defiant on Miers, Bolten testimony

Missing Ohio votes spark lawsuit

U. S. Attorney Scandal Probe Enters White House Circle

Threats, Lies and Audiotape

’2 US aircraft carriers headed for Gulf’

Greed Above, Death Below

E. P. A. Won’t Ease Ethanol Requirements in Gas

Secret EU security draft risks uproar with call to pool policing and give US personal data

The Hamdan Principle and You

Marching Into Georgia


8/07/2008

Bushonomics

McCain Adopts Cheney’s Energy Plan

Salim Hamdan Gets Mixed Verdict in First Military Commission Trial

Are Contractors in War Zones Above the Law?

If We Drill in the U. S., We Don’t Get the Oil

U. K. July Home Values Fall 8. 8%

Defaults to Rise in Europe a Year After Crunch Began

Toyota Profit Falls Most in Five Years on U. S. Slump

Who is Pushing Dope to Destroy Our Indigenous Youth

Militarizing the Social Sciences

Radioactive Waste From Iraq Wars Dumped in U. S.

Iraq oil profits $79 billion as US bears reconstruction load


8/06/2008

The Horror Of Israeli Occupation; West Bank Checkpoints

Obama And The Empire

Only We Can End the Conflict

Racism and Genocide Lies of Our Times

Working Poor Unready to Revolt

America Out of Economic Ammunition

Justice Department Subpoenas Its Former Lawyers In Civil Rights Probe

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

The Iraq Forgery

Enron setbacks could hurt other white-collar prosecutions

Morgan Stanley Said to Freeze Home-Equity Credit Withdrawals

A War of Self-Destruction

Vision 2015: Consolidation of U. S. Intelligence Into Global Intel Network

World Economy and Great Power Rivalry: The Challenge to U. S. Global Dominance

On the Brink of War: The Caucasian conflict in the context of world politics

Doubts Remain About Anthrax Story

Why McCain May Well Win


8/05/2008

A Slow-Mo Meltdown

Slip-Sliding Away

Marching Off Into Tyranny

A second, far larger wave of U. S. mortgage defaults is building

Hundreds of banks will fail, Roubini tells Barron’s

Did McCain’s foreign-policy advisor profit from the Iraq war?

Home Truths You’ll Never Read in the Press

The Ticking Iraqi Clock

Health Insurance Industry is Making Record Profits While Patients Struggle

Bottled Water’s Shocking Impacts and the Growing Opposition

Bush Dirty Diapers!

We Don’t Need a ’War on Terror’

A Bad Electronic Voting Bill

Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers

House passes bill to help enforce gender pay equity

Factory Facts


8/04/2008

FDIC warns four US banks over liquidity

Government report shows sharp fall in US economic growth

Speculation behind global commodity price rise

Big Oil’s biggest quarter ever: $51. 5B in all

•Consumer Inflation in U. S. Rises Most in Three Years, Eroding Buying Power

Employers in U. S. Cutting Jobs, Hours, Signaling Slower Growth

Schwarzenegger slashes wages and social programs, fires state workers

Why is Habeas Corpus Such a Threat to those in Power?

Crisis Looms as Corporations Seize Control of Commodities

Military censorship of the war in Iraq

Verizon demands job and benefit cuts

Massive US Deficit Spells Austerity Policy For Next Administration

Washington’s Lords of Creation

The Not-So-Great Energy Debate

Obama Delivers a Real Energy Plan for America

Unique law lets police seize guns before a crime is committed

Wall Street to privatize US infrastructure

Out of FEMA Park, Clinging to a Fraying Lifeline


8/03/2008

The Real State of the US Economy

Automakers Race Time as Their Cash Runs Low

Arnold Schwarzenegger lays off 10,000 California workers to ease budget crisis

Mounting job losses point to more economic troubles

Rising oil prices power enormous Exxon profits

U. S. -China trade has cost 2. 3 million U. S. jobs: report

Deutsche Bank Writedowns Exceed $11 Billion

IndyMac Bancorp files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

Break the Siege of Gaza Press Conference 4th August in London

FCC: Traffic Throttling Not ’Comcastic’

Bush Must Be Stopped Before Starting War With Iran

McCain security ousts reporter

Homeland Security: We can seize laptops for an indefinite period

A Surge on the Homefront?

Electric Cars Are the Key to Energy Independence

Houston doctors say they may have found a way to destroy HIV

Schwarzenegger signs order to cut Californian workers’ pay

Oil Companies Escape Billions in Royalty Payments to US

"The Terrible Reality" Bush Guilty Of Murder By Vincent Bugliosi

Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win

Cell phone cancer risk debated


8/01/2008

GM’s $15. 5 Billion Loss Is 3rd-Biggest in Its 100-Year History

U. S. Jobless Rate Climbs to Highest in Four Years, Posing Economic Threat

Stressed banks borrow record amount from Fed

The U. S. Economy and Bad Government Policies

Ending ’The War On Terror’

America’s Economic Free Fall

A Hidden Toll on Employment: Cut to Part Time

In a Perfect Storm of Economic Stagflation, the Yachting Set Says: "Let Them Eat Pizza"

Consumer confidence plunges near historical low

Property economist warns of 25-year slump

America’s house price time bomb

U. S. inflation to be 6 % by 2009: CIBC

Aussie bank’s write-offs signal doom for Wall Street

Jobless rate rises to 4-year high of 5. 7 percent

Return of the Gunboat

Shell reports 33% rise in profit to $11. 56 billion

House Votes to Let FDA Regulate Tobacco

Bush Administration Wants To Block ACLU From Wiretapping Law Litigation

To Provoke War, Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them

ExxonMobil profit hits record 11. 68 billion on oil surge

The Corrupting Influence Of Oil Money

The Wave of "Capitol Crimes" Continues

Bush’s Fierce Global War of Denial

WPost Calls Out ’Uppity’ Obama

New Orleans Public Housing Defenders Face Terror Charges

Bill to aid paralyzed vets blocked in Senate

US intransigence that killed the WTO talks

Pentagon study says Bush’s "war on terror" off target

UN report: At 45%, Gaza unemployment is highest in the world

US Reaffirms Sat Deadline On Iran, Warns Of ’Consequences’

Russia Takes Control of Turkmen (World?) Gas

Bush Reveals True Reason for War in Push for Iraqi Agreement