Archive for July 9th, 2010

Greece Approves Pension Overhaul Despite Protests

Friday, July 9th, 2010

By LANDON THOMAS Jr. and NIKI KITSANTONIS NYTimes.com ATHENS — Greece took a big step toward overhauling its debt-plagued economy on Thursday by forcing through a pension bill that would sharply pare down the country’s welfare state by increasing the retirement age and reducing benefits. For Prime Minister George Papandreou, who commands a seven-member... »

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Fannie, Freddie Dropped from New York Stock Exchange

Friday, July 9th, 2010

by DIANA GOLOBAY HousingWire.com Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common stock was removed today from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) in June to de-list from the NYSE and any other national securities exchange. The direction came after the price of their common... »

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‘Liar Loans’ Make a Comeback

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Banks Are Quietly Reestablishing Mortgages That Don’t Require Income Documentation By Stephane Fitch ABCNews.com Did you think the housing collapse killed off “liar loans”–those infamous bubble-era mortgages for which people were allowed to get creative in portraying their ability to make the payments? Well, they’re back, and that may be a good thing. All... »

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Contempt of State – An Indispensable Virtue

Friday, July 9th, 2010

by Karen Kwiatkowski LewRockwell.com Adrian Lamo, former hacker and inadvertent state stooge, says he is not sorry for reporting heroic Army Specialist Bradley Manning to the feds. He believes, “I put the interest of many against the interest of one.” Beyond the unrecognizable “patriotism” and incorrect math of Lamo’s perspective, and FBI pressures on... »

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‘Eminent Domain': We’re All Indians Now

Friday, July 9th, 2010

by William Norman Grigg LewRockwell.com Prior to the closing of the frontier in 1890, “Manifest Destiny” was the incantation used by the government when it gave itself permission to steal property it coveted. Today, the preferred conjuration is “eminent domain.” The phrase “eminent domain” reflects an assumption Karl Marx would find congenial: government is... »

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We Can Block the Federal Octopus, Now

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Author’s Corner: Tom Woods LewRockwell.com For those unclear on the concept, what is the basic principle of Nullification? Nullification is Thomas Jefferson’s idea, articulated most clearly in his Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, that if the federal government passes a law that reaches beyond the powers delegated by the states, the states should refuse to... »

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WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR ‘RIGHT TO PRIVACY?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

By Dr. Laurie Roth July 9, 2010 NewsWithViews.com The ‘control’ wagons continue to circle has many in the U.S. masses are distracted by the empathy words, crises responses, and manipulated national security and environmental needs. We see several deceitful and manipulated techniques, designed to direct what we do and know what we do. First... »

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