They're totally useless and incompetent!
Sun Jan 28, 2007 19:09
 

 
They're totally useless and incompetent!

from UK grahamjukes@blueyonder.co.uk

M.P. 's in Britain are not only corrupt and arrogant, they're not even doing their job . They're totally useless and incompetent!

Banks 'underhand' in fees claims

Some banks are using "underhand" tactics to deter customers from challenging fees incurred for exceeding overdraft limits, Which? claims.

A report by the consumer campaign group says some banks have threatened to close accounts or charged too much for statements needed for claims. It comes as the Office of Fair Trading is preparing to report on bank fees.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6306857.stm

Barclays' millions help to prop up Mugabe regime
Three British firms provide key finance, allowing the Zimbabwe leader to defy world condemnation

Barclays bank is helping to bankroll President Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe, providing millions of pounds of support for his vilified land reforms, The Observer can reveal. Mugabe's opponents describe the bank's activities as a 'disgrace' and an 'insult' to the millions who have suffered human rights abuses.

Barclays is the most high-profile of three British-based financial institutions, which, in total, have provided more than $1bn in direct and indirect funding to Mugabe's administration. The other two companies are Standard Chartered Bank and the insurance firm Old Mutual. According to influential newsletter Africa Confidential, that first disclosed the Barclays' loans, the British organisations provide an economic lifeline keeping Mugabe's regime afloat.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2000349,00.html

Japanese women are considered ' child machines!'

Japan's health minister has referred to women as "birth-giving machines" in a speech to a local political meeting. Hakuo Yanagisawa called for women to do their best to bear children in order to counter Japan's plummeting birth rate and rapidly ageing population!! You know why now don't you?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6306685.stm

Japanese Men ? Are there any? Not when you barely can make 5 feet tall and have strained your eyes looking at Western women!
What Japanese woman would want to bare a child with such arrogance and disrespect? No wonder they are filled with such 'hatred' They're born 'outside' of love!!! GJ (UK)


Information Clearing House

Unless you become more watchful in your States and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges, you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations: Andrew Jackson, farewell address, 04 March 1837

"What is the great Amercican sin? Extravagance? Vice? Graft? No; it is a kind of half-humorous, good-natured indifference, a lack of "concentrated indignation" as my English friend calls it, which allows extravagance and vice to flourish. Trace most of our ills to their source, and it is found that they exist by virtue of an easy-going, fatalistic indifference which dislikes to have its comfort disturbed....The most shameless greed, the most sickening industrial atrocities, the most appalling public scandals are exposed, but a half-cynical and wholly indifferent public passes them by with hardly a shrug of the shoulders; and they are lost in the medley of events. This is the great American sin.": Joseph Fort Newman, Atlantic Monthly, October 1922

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is slavery: Jonathan Swift : Irish author, 1667-1745
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,075
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$361,726,582,641

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182


Bush Is About To Attack Iran
Why Can't Americans See it? By Paul Craig Roberts
"Within weeks from now, we will see the informational warfare machine start working. The public opinion is already under pressure. There will be a growing anti-Iranian militaristic hysteria, new information leaks, disinformation, etc. . . . The probability of a US aggression against Iran is extremely high"
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/132/2/

Bush Throws The Dice By John Damien
By funding the Iraq war and supporting Israel, Egypt and Jordan, the US pays an oil security tax running at least $100 billion per year. China doesn't pay billions per year to secure their oil supplies. The Europeans collectively spend a fraction of the US amount on oil security.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/133/2/

A National Intelligence Estimate on the United States By Chalmers Johnson(2)
The imperial project is expensive. The flow of the nation's wealth - from taxpayers and (increasingly) foreign lenders through the government to military contractors and (decreasingly) back to the taxpayers - has created a form of "military Keynesianism," in which the domestic economy requires sustained military ambition in order to avoid recession or collapse.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16260.htm

Gangsters for Capitalism By Clinton L. Cox
Although benign U.S. intentions are an article of faith among many Americans, theft, murder and oppression have always been central to U.S. policies and practices in the non-white world. George Bush's crusade for 'democracy' is yet another chapter in the shameful saga.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/134/1/

Why We Must Have Impeachment By Dave Lindorff
When impeachment hearings began for President Richard Nixon, a scant one in four Americans thought he should be impeached. During the Clinton impeachment farce, support for the president"s removal from office never topped 36 percent. Yet a Newsweek poll taken last fall found that a remarkable 51 percent of the American public felt this president should face impeachment .
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/131/2/

Interview With George Galloway MP Video
Both of Britain's main political parties supported the war in Iraq; neither advocates an immediate withdrawal of coalition forces. As a result much of the anger generated by the war has been harnessed by George Galloway.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16262.htm

Iraq: At least 83 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:
U.S. forces killed 14 "insurgents" in an air strike in Diyala province near Baghdad.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA719169.htm

U.S. military reports seven more soldier deaths :
Seven U.S. soldiers have been killed across Iraq, raising the U.S. death toll in the past three days to at least 12, the U.S. military said in a statement on Saturday.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200701/28/eng20070128_345477.html

Tens of thousands rally in D.C. for end to war in Iraq:
Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters rallied at the National Mall, marched to the Capitol and sent a unified message to their newly elected lawmakers Saturday: "Bring our troops home."
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/16561925.htm

Gates: Democrats 'embolden enemy' :
Roberts Gates, the US defence secretary, has said a Democrat proposal to pass a congressional resolution opposing a planned buildup of US troops in Iraq "emboldens the enemy".
http://tinyurl.com/36p7rc

Impeachment: The Case in Favor :
His impeachable offenses include using lies and deceptions to drive the country into war in Iraq, deliberately and repeatedly violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on wiretapping in the United States, and facilitating the mistreatment of US detainees in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the War Crimes Act of 1996.
http://www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20070212&s=holtzman

UK: 11th-hour bid to halt Iraq war revelations:
The foreign office has made a last-ditch attempt to stop one of its former senior diplomats from publishing a book claiming that the government knew that Iraq did not represent a significant threat to the West in the run-up to the Iraq war.
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/whitehall/story/0,,2000448,00.html

Voters are responsible for Bush's Iraq fiasco :
George W. Bush was a profoundly ignorant man who was putty in the hands of the neocons who were the true architects of the Iraq fiasco. The responsibility for allowing that to happen lies with the people who voted for him in the face of ample evidence that he was not equipped for the job.
http://tinyurl.com/2r5eq6

21 killed in Weekend of Factional Clashes in Gaza :
Six Palestinians were killed Saturday - including a 6-year-old boy - in clashes between Fatah and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, bringing the number of fatalities since fighting began Thursday to 21.
http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n104432

Hamas calls halt to unity talks :
Hamas has accused Fatah of mounting a plot to overthrow the Hamas-led government and vowed to avenge its members killed in factional fighting.
http://tinyurl.com/2lschx

Abbas to Pay Fatah Soldiers :
The announcement on the increased payment comes as Abbas seeks to garner more support among PA Arabs in his fight for control of the Authority against Hamas.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=120358

Israel May Have Violated Arms Pact, U.S. Officials Say :
The Bush administration will inform Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with the United States when it fired American-supplied cluster munitions into southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, the State Department said Saturday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16263.htm

General's evidence could oust Olmert:
ISRAEL'S outgoing chief of staff is expected to give evidence to a commission of inquiry into the conduct of last summer's Lebanese war that could seal the fate of Ehud Olmert, the embattled prime minister
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2569814,00.html

Bomb kills 15 near Peshawar mosque:
Pakistan, Jan. 27 A suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in Pakistan killed at least 15 people Saturday, including the Peshawar police chief.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/24606.html

Two killed in Islamabad blast :
A suicide bomber has killed a security guard and himself in an attack outside the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, the interior minister has said.
http://tinyurl.com/36whz4

Saudi warns 'interfering' Iran :
In an interview published in Kuwait's al-Seyassah newspaper on Saturday, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud said attempts by Iran to spread Shia beliefs in Sunni communities would fail.
http://tinyurl.com/2mkuy5

'Iran is installing 3,000 centrifuges:
Three inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency who arrived in Iran on Saturday are scheduled to visit the uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, Iranian state-television reported.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-01/28/content_794645.htm

Iran denies MP's centrifuge claims :
An Iranian nuclear official has rejected a statement by a Tehran MP who said Iran had begun installing 3,000 new atomic centrifuges for uranium enrichment
http://tinyurl.com/32xdbj

Burns warns Iran against pursing additional centrifuges :
A top State Department official has said it would be a "major miscalculation" by Iranian authorities if they go ahead with a reported plan to begin installing 3,000 centrifuges at its Natanz underground facility.
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200701270924.htm

Iran nearing satellite launch, U.S. magazine says:
Iran has converted a 30-ton ballistic missile into a satellite launch vehicle that will be used to send a satellite into space soon, a move that could have wider security implications, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine reported.
http://tinyurl.com/34luwm

Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: Ahmadinejad's Achilles Heel:
Iran with its tremendous natural resources and a young educated population has the potential to become an economic power house for the whole region. It has the potential to grow at 8 to 10 percent per year for the next two decades.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12659.htm

Mysterious death of Iran's top scientist:
One of Iran's top nuclear scientists, Ardeshir Hassanpour, a professor at the University of Shiraz, has died under mysterious circumstances.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16261.htm

Putin gets in nuclear bed with India : -
Russian President Vladimir Putin sealed a deal on Thursday to construct nuclear power plants in India, as Moscow moved closer to its long-term Asian partner through lucrative energy and arms agreements.
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=qw1169722983374B262

5 killed in occupied Somali capital:
At least five people appear to have been killed by gunmen in the capital of Somalia
http://tinyurl.com/3b9pjd

Hicks in 'nightmare isolation':
DAVID Hicks is spending 22 hours a day in "nightmarish" isolation in conditions described by Guantanamo Bay inmates as "a dungeon above the ground", court documents suggest
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21129532-401,00.html

Arar gratefully accepts apology, still on U.S. list:
Maher Arar says Ottawa's formal apology and offer of $11.5 million in compensation "means the world." But he remains on a U.S. watch list because of his travel history and personal associations, according to a top official.
http://tinyurl.com/3c5vfe

Rove, White House Spokesman Get Subpoenas:
Trial watchers said the subpoenas make it clearer than ever that Libby's defense team will seek to put the Bush administration and its policies on trial.
http://tinyurl.com/2xmuj7

Michael Isikoff: Will Rove Testify?:
The president's political guru-and counselor Dan Bartlett-have been subpoenaed by Scooter Libby's lawyers. What it means for the most-watched trial in Washington-and who's next on the witness stand
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16832257/site/newsweek/

Libby trial witness leaves White House reeling:
President Bush's administration was today preparing for damaging repercussions from testimony by one of its own officials in the perjury trial of Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, the former chief of staff to the US vice-president Dick Cheney.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1999552,00.html

Fitzgerald reveals immunity gamble in CIA leak case :
As Fitzgerald's inquiry was heating up into who revealed CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to reporters, Fleischer stepped forward with an offer: Give me immunity from prosecution and I'll give you information that might help your case.
http://www.kotv.com/news/national/story/?id=118958

Pardon Scandal Still Looms for Sen. Clinton's Brother:
A court-appointed bankruptcy trustee asked a federal judge this week to schedule a new court date in a case against Tony Rodham, the brother of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., accused of failing to repay $109,000 in loans from a carnival company whose owners received controversial pardons issued by President Bill Clinton in the last hours of his presidency.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/01/pardon_scandal_.html

John W. Dean: The Controversy over Curtailing Habeas Corpus Rights:
Why It Is a Bad Day For The Constitution Whenever Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Testifies
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20070126.html

Lincoln Proposes to Ship Blacks Out of Country :
A Long-ago State of the Union Address
http://tinyurl.com/yst8ug

UN dossier 'ends all climate-change doubt':
CLIMATE change is real and set to cause dramatic temperature rises in the coming century, according to a leaked draft of a major United Nations report
http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=134472007

Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley

Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams


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