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Why Europe’s debt crisis is a storm warning for Wall Street

The fire alarm goes off as Michael Lewis descends in the lift from his hotel room. As a security guard warns nervous-looking guests that the screaming sound was not a drill, it seemed the perfect introduction for a man whose new book about Europe’s debt crisis is flying off American shelves. “The world does seem to be […]

Cable TV Boxes Are Huge Energy Hogs

OK, so maybe the television antennas littering the housetops across urban and suburban landscapes were downright ugly — and perilous to install on steep roofs — not to mention that windstorms could leave them twisting in the wind like pretzels. And sure, the rabbit ears atop the TV were maddeningly stubborn about pulling in your […]

Accused Boston Crime Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Arrested

Former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, captured near his coastal California hideout after 16 years on the run, was ordered held without bond Thursday for transfer back to Boston to face charges of murder, extortion and conspiracy. Bulger, 81, one of America’s most wanted fugitives, was lured from his Santa Monica, California, apartment just blocks […]

Anti-terror law clears hurdle, faces objections

WASHINGTON – A tight deadline looming, the Senate on Monday advanced a four-year extension of the Patriot Act, the controversial law that governs the search for terrorists on American soil. Lawmakers voted 74-8 to debate and vote the legislation this week, before key provisions expire on Friday. President Barack Obama was in Europe, so any […]

IMF Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

NEW YORK — Dominique Strauss-Kahn will try to get out of one of America’s most notorious jails Thursday, hours after he resigned as chief of the International Monetary Fund to focus his energy on fighting sexual assault charges. Behind bars on New York’s Rikers Island since Monday, the beleaguered former IMF chief is returning to […]

‘Guantanamo files': Dozens held were innocent…

Looks like the world has the right opinion about the USA! The United States released dozens of so-called “high-risk” detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison facility and held more than 150 innocent men for years, according to new reports about a trove of leaked military documents. The more than 700 classified military files, part of […]

Ground War is a Coming in Libya…

(CNN) — The European Union is prepared to launch a military operation for humanitarian assistance in Libya if requested by the United Nations, a spokesman said Tuesday… Starting to look a lot like Ground war to me… Humanitarian – Bull Crap… Coffee Talk!

End to the violence wrought by the US-imposed “war on drugs.” (Mexico)

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Yesterday, multitudes took to the streets in more than 40 Mexican cities – and in protests by Mexicans and their friends at consulates and embassies in Europe, North America and South America – to demand an end to the violence wrought by the US-imposed “war on drugs.” What? You haven’t heard about this? Or if […]