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The Raw Story | Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report

The Raw Story | Coming soon to U.S., 1 million jobs lost every month: Report
London-based GFC Economics is making a frightening prediction: By spring 2009, the United States could be facing more than 1 million layoffs every successive month.

Expenses related to corporate debt, and muddy credit markets consumed by fear, are driving a fast-approaching "hard landing," claims a Sunday report in UK's Guardian.

"Corporate bond yields have rocketed since the credit crisis began as investors flee risky assets in search of safe havens such as US Treasuries. That effectively means many firms are being forced to pay eye-watering interest rates to borrow funds," the paper reported.

"November's jobs figures were so much worse than analysts had expected that the Dow Jones share index actually rallied by 259 points, more than 3 per cent, as investors bet that Washington would have to launch a major new rescue package for the economy even before President-elect Barack Ob…

        Barack Obama: “America’s First Jewish President”        : Information Clearing House - ICH

        Barack Obama: “America’s First Jewish President”        : Information Clearing House - ICH
According to a nationally prominent Zionist spokesperson, former Congressman, Federal Judge, White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton and early backer of Obama, Abner Mikvner, “Barack Obama is the first Jewish President”. Mikvner’s affirmation reflects both Obama’s one-sided and longstanding commitment to the State of Israel and loyalty to the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in the United States, as well as the long-term and successful effort of a network of financially and politically powerful Jewish Zionists to ‘embed’ Obama to their ‘Israel First’ political apparatus. What is striking about the latter is the demeaning and arrogant claims made by some leading Jewish Zionist about their ‘central roles’ in the making of Obama’s professional and political careers – in effect denying the President-Elect any credit for his own academic or professional success. (Historically this has b…

Media Matters for America & Colorado Media Matters Compile Shock Jocks’ Vitriolic Smears | We Can Stop The Hate

Media Matters for America & Colorado Media Matters Compile Shock Jocks’ Vitriolic Smears | We Can Stop The Hate
Media Matters for America in partnership with Colorado Media Matters recently released a compilation of several shock jocks' vitriolic smears. Among the targeted communities, immigrants figure prominently.

The report Radioactive Smears contends that local conservative radio creates an "echo chamber of falsehoods". Specifically, the report states that there are three major themes that these shock jocks smear immigrants with: 1) the blame game with the foreclosure crisis; 2) nasty generalizations and hateful statements; and 3) accusing immigrants of being violent criminals. The shock jocks' attacks are directed not only at immigrants but also at Latinos, regardless of their immigration status.

Here are a few of the shock jocks' nasty quotes, which have been highlighted by Media Matters:

G. Gordon Liddy: "[T]he problem that I have is with peop…

ei: Help EI keep the light shining on Palestine in 2009

ei: Help EI keep the light shining on Palestine in 2009
As you read this, one and a half million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are without access to food, medicine or fuel from outside the tiny territory. Half of the bakeries in Gaza have shut down, and others have resorted to baking bread with animal feed. This is not the result of a natural disaster, but the intended consequence of a political decision by Israel's government.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip an "abomination" and said that the international community's "silence and complicity" about the crisis in Palestine "shames us all."