Tuesday, February 01, 2005

US officials misplace $11.4bn 

US officials misplace $11.4bn
The post-invasion US governing authority in Iraq lost track of $US8.8billion ($11.4billion) it transferred to government ministries in a black hole of fraud, kickbacks and misappropriation, according to an official US audit released yesterday.

The fight over Social Security is, above all, about what kind of society we want to have. But it's also about numbers. And the numbers the privatizers use just don't add up By PAUL KRUGMAN
Many Unhappy Returns.

José Piñera: Architect of Bush's "Ownership" Society Scheme
Piñera is a fascist whose privatization of social security and several other free-market reforms were imposed by force.

1984-1994: U.S. govt supplied Afghanistan with militant Islamic textbooks for schools
The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system's core curriculum.

NIST: WTC jet fuel "consumed within first few minutes"
The jet fuel, which ignited the fires, was mostly consumed within the first few minutes after impact. The fires that burned for almost the entire time that the buildings remained standing were due mainly to burning building contents and, to a lesser extent, aircraft contents, not jet fuel.

Key Findings of NIST’s June 2004 Progress Report on the Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster
Collapse of the WTC Towers – Working Hypothesis.

Flouridation reduces fertility
Most regions showed an association of decreasing TFR [Total Fertility Rate] with increasing fluoride levels.

Prominent Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of 2004 U.S. Exit Poll Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.S. Presidential Election Results
"There are statistical indications that a systematic, nationwide shift of 5.5% of the vote may have occurred, and that we'll never get to the bottom of this, unless we gather the data we need for mathematical analysis and open, robust scientific debate."

U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which has been estimated to cost $1.5 billion.
That's right: the new US embassy in Iraq is projected to cost as much as the Freedom Tower currently being constructed on the former World Trade Center site.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

"The ol' [US] dollar, it's gonna go down.'' -Bill Gates 

Bill Gates, World's Richest Man, Bets Against Dollar
Bill Gates, the world's richest person with a net worth of $46.6 billion, is betting against the U.S. dollar.

Approximately 300 Iraqi academics have been mysteriously assassinated
"Not because of the number of lecturers (killed)," al-Husseini says, "but because of their quality."

“This war is about money. The money is only making the rich man richer.” -A soldier in Iraq Name withheld
I am a manipulated stooge who sold his soul to exploit the ignorant with the proud lies our own leaders."

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