Friday October 1st, 2010
|Study: Wars could cost $4 trillion to $6 trillion
posted 10/01/2010, 12:21 AM (Stripes Central)|
The authors of the book "The $3 Trillion War" noted in a conference call on Wednesday that when they first released their findings two years ago, the estimates were widely criticized as being too high. Now, the researchers believe they may have been too low.
That's $6 trillion stolen out of our economy through taxation and inflation wasted on killing foreigners and corporate welfare to the military industrial complex. Is there any wonder why we're in a depression?
|Looking for Leaders -- And That's the Problem
posted 10/01/2010, 12:21 AM (Darian Worden)|
Thomas Friedman says we need a leader.
In a recent op-ed he laments that the Tea Party we hear about -- which he dubs the Tea Kettle movement because it's full of steam -- "has no plan to restore America to greatness." It focuses merely on symptoms of a country in decline. He contrasts this to the "important Tea Party movement, which stretches from centrist Republicans to independents right through to centrist Democrats." Friedman's important movement is looking for a leader to en... (more)
|The Next Stage: Global Naked Body Scanners
posted 10/01/2010, 12:20 AM (Infowars)|
Madame Napolitano of the Ministry of the Fatherland plans to take naked body scanners to the next level. She is urging 190 nations to adopt the machines. Itís all part of a push to counter terrorists who might use international flights for attacks by smuggling explosives through overseas metal detectors, according to USA Today. As should be expected, the poster child for the effort is Umar Farouk ... (more)
|21st Century Prohibition: PokerStars to Stop Serving Washington State Residents
posted 10/01/2010, 12:19 AM (TwoPlusTwo)|
PokerStars today announced that it would cease providing real-money poker to residents of Washington State. To date, PokerStars has operated in Washington on the basis of legal opinions where the central advice was that the state could not constitutionally regulate Internet poker, or at least could not discriminate in favor of local cardrooms and against online sites. Last week, however, the Washington Supreme Court for the first time rejected that position and upheld the state's Internet gaming... (more)
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