Four US banks hold a staggering 95.9% of U.S. derivatives:
Do you want to know the real reason banks aren’t lending and the PIIGS have control of the barnyard in Europe?
16 October 2011 — CounterPunch Diary
First, a simple rule: utter absurdity in allegations leveled by the US government is no bar to a deferential hearing in our nation’s major conduits of official opinion. Suppose the CIA leaks a secret national security review concluding that the moon is actually made of cheese, and the Chinese are planning to send up a pair of gigantic bio-engineered rats to breed in numbers sufficient to eat the cheese and thus sabotage US plans for Missile Defense radar deployment on the moon’s dark side. LEFT: Iran’s president Ahmadinejad
15 October 2011 , 2011 — VTJP
Poll: “Two-Thirds Of Israeli Support Swap Deal
IMEMC – Sunday October 16, 2011 – 04:07, A poll conducted by Israel’s TV, Channel 10, revealed that two-thirds of the Israelis approve of the prisoner-swap deal that was mediated between the Hamas movement and Israel.
15 October 2011 — Information Clearing House
Obama Sends 100 Troops to Fight Ugandan Rebels
In a letter to Congress, Obama informed that in the next months further U.S. troops will be shipped out to other African countries as well, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29408.htm
16 October 2011 — Jazz on the Tube
The inimitable Monk in a solo performance of one of his own beautiful and evocative compositions, dedicated to his wife.