Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rudd's economic essay 'channels Whitlam era' ABC Online, Australia - 12 hours ago Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has accused Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of channelling the Whitlam era by writing an essay that calls for greater ...

Australian PM calls for new economic order
AFP - 12 hours ago
SYDNEY (AFP) — Australia's prime minister has called for a "new world order" of government intervention and regulation, blaming capitalist greed for the ...
Time for a new world order: PM
The Canberra Times, Australia - Jan 30, 2009
KEVIN RUDD has denounced the unfettered capitalism of the past three decades and called for a new era of "social capitalism" in which government ...

New Zealand Herald
Australia’s Rudd Says States Must ‘Save Capitalism From Itself’
Bloomberg - 14 hours ago
31 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the global financial crisis requires the use of government power to “save capitalism from itself ...
It's Rudd v Turnbull on capitalism Melbourne Herald Sun
Rudd soothes strained relations New Zealand Herald
Rudd's economic essay 'channels Whitlam era' ABC Online
The Australian - AFP
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Times Online
IMF forecasts Australian growth below zero: Rudd
AFP - 8 hours ago
... for the year ahead, we would nonetheless, according to the IMF, be just below zero without any further measures adopted," Kevin Rudd told reporters. ...
Kevin Rudd to announce tax cuts Melbourne Herald Sun
Crisis hits home as Rudd admits 'revenue collapse' WA today
Kevin Rudd close to completing second stimulus plan Courier Mail
The Australian - ABC Online
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New Zealand Herald
Australian PM calls for new economic order
AFP - 13 hours ago
... a "new world order" of government intervention and regulation, blaming capitalist greed for the global economic crisis. Kevin Rudd's administration came ...
Time for a new world order: PM The Canberra Times
Speculation of stimulus package next week Special Broadcasting Service
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Bringing out the big guns
The Australian, Australia - Jan 30, 2009
KEVIN Rudd, his senior ministers and his advisers are working this weekend, weighing an elbow-deep pile of policy options for their next response to the ...
Putin calls world crisis a 'perfect storm'
The Canberra Times, Australia - Jan 29, 2009
Mr Putin pledged Russia would work with Europe and the rest of the world to forge a new economic order: "We cannot afford to be isolationist and egotistic. ...

Sombre mood at World Economic Forum
ABC Online, Australia - Jan 29, 2009
Some leaders have cancelled, including Kevin Rudd, and only two international banks are represented, Barclays and HSBC. US President Barack Obama has stayed ...

A Very Real New World Order
Post Chronicle - 17 hours ago
On one hand, it is understandable that so many Americans would be ignorant of the emerging New World Order. After all, the mainstream media refuses to ...

Amero Could Result from Crisis: ‘The New World Order Is Upon Us’
Prison - Jan 29, 2009
It is something of an axiom of Jewish life that “Is it good for the Jews?” remains the litmus test of Jewish communal activity — in other words, ...
We Need a New World Order
India Journal, CA - 19 hours ago
Such an alliance can be a great impetus for a new world order based upon the principles of equality, mutual respect, universal concern, and universal ...

Spiegel Online
Searching for a New World Order
Spiegel Online, Germany - Jan 30, 2009
By Gerhard Spoerl The closely watched Munich security conference, which starts next week, has become a large-scale summit for world leaders. ...
In 1991, Bush, Sr. said, "My vision of a New World Order foresees a United Nations with a revitalized peacekeeping function." In 1992, he said, ...
Explosive New Book Exposes Global Conspiracy
MediaSyndicate (press release) - 23 hours ago
–David Rockefeller in his Memoirs, 2002 This “New World Order” has been spoken of by Henry Kissenger, George Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy ...
Nigeria: Obama's Fast-Track to World Peace, Washington - Jan 28, 2009
The Black race has gained from a New World Order where there is no colour complex. Chief Cliff Ogbede, a chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ...
MAKE AUSTRALIA WORK: Adapting to a new world order
Business Spectator, Australia - Jan 28, 2009
Four scenarios about the possible state of the global financial system in 2020 presented to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos provide a useful ...

Anti-nwo protest turns violent in Geneva

Goto first unread Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets
and you know, what starts in europe gets to the mainland later

Boston Globe
Anti-forum protest turns violent in Geneva
The Associated Press - 8 hours ago
The protest of hundreds of people was largely peaceful until police blocked a group from walking to the center of the city. Some in the crowd threw bottles, ...
Video: Party in Davos less posh than ever? RussiaToday
Anti-forum protest turns violent in Geneva Indopia
Anti-forum protest turns violent in Geneva The Associated Press
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Anti-Davos protest ban could spark violence
Reuters - Jan 22, 2009
Anti-Forum groups argue that it is a focus for capitalist leaders from government and industry to plan how to maintain domination of the global economy and ...

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Now let's look at what we've learned the last few days, weeks and months:

  • California appears to be functionally insolvent. As in now. How far is the state from widespread inability to pay police officers and firemen, and how long does it take before widescale riots break out when those who leach off the government teat for a living have their checks interrupted?
  • It is increasingly clear that there is absolutely no way that the "big banking system" comprised of firms like Citi, Bank America, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, along with a handful of others, can make it through this without one trillion or more in additional funds. Yes, it really is that bad.
  • It is also increasingly clear that there are literally hundreds of midsize and smaller banks that are perfectly fine. They did not lever up, they did not write a bunch of crap commercial or residential construction paper that cannot be serviced and they most certainly did not drink the KoolAid of securitized synthetic garbage debt. Even in bad economic times traditional banking is a very profitable business - so long as you lend money to people who can pay you back or you have sufficient collateral so that if they default you don't lose your shirt. These sound banks have been frozen out of the "money fountain" and also out of the opportunity to be rewarded for their prudence. The Fed's policies have made it impossible for them to attract capital at any reasonable deposit or CD interest rate and yet their capital ratios are very healthy. These firms should and must stand and yell NOW. There is nothing wrong with the banking system. There is plenty wrong with a handful of big banks who engaged in outrageous and possibly even criminal conduct.

Defense Department Announces Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

The Defense Department has established a "civilian expeditionary workforce" that will see American civilians trained and equipped to deploy overseas in support of worldwide military missions.

The move is seen by some as an initial step towards fulfilling president Obama’s promise to form a civilian national security force as powerful as the U.S. military.

The intent of the program “is to maximize the use of the civilian workforce to allow military personnel to be fully utilized for operational requirements,” according to a Defense Department report.

The program was officially implemented one week ago, on the 23rd January, when Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England signed Defense Department Directive 1404.10 (PDF), which provides a summation of the duties the workforce will undertake.

Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (DoD Directive 1404.10)

Obama’s promise of a civilian security force is set in motion
Prison - Jan 30, 2009
The Defense Department has established a “civilian expeditionary workforce” that will see American civilians trained and equipped to deploy overseas in ...

DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce, Al - Jan 28, 2009
Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England signed Defense Department Directive 1404.10, which outlines and provides guidance about the program, on Jan. 23. ...

With False Warnings About Malware/Viruses

"This site may harm your computer" on every search result?!?!

1/31/2009 09:02:00 AM
If you did a Google search between 6:30 a.m. PST and 7:25 a.m. PST this morning, you likely saw that the message "This site may harm your computer" accompanied each and every search result. This was clearly an error, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users.

What happened? Very simply, human error. Google flags search results with the message "This site may harm your computer" if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously. We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their computers. We maintain a list of such sites through both manual and automated methods. We work with a non-profit called to come up with criteria for maintaining this list, and to provide simple processes for webmasters to remove their site from the list.

We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.

Thanks to our team for their quick work in finding this. And again, our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled. We will carefully investigate this incident and put more robust file checks in place to prevent it from happening again.

Thanks for your understanding.

Update at 10:29 am PST: This post was revised as more precise information became available (changes are in blue). Here's StopBadware's explanation.

Google users get bogus warning on site searches
The Associated Press - 4 hours ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Computer users doing Google searches during a nearly one-hour period Saturday morning were greeted with disturbing but erroneous messages that every site turned up in the results might be harmful.
Search Service on Google Briefly Fails New York Times
Human error causes Google search bug Computerworld
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