As Bush Escalates Veto Threat: 21 States Will Exhaust Federal Money for Children's Health Insurance in 2008

October 31, 2007 (LPAC) -- Without more support, 9 states (Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, and Iowa) will run out of money for their children's health insurance program by March of next year. By the end of 2008, 12 more states will follow. This according to a Congressional Research Study reported in the New York Times, October 31.

New Jersey Foreclosures Over 41,000

October 31, 2007 (LPAC) -- Analysis and charts prepared by LaRouchePac using the latest information from RealtyTrak, show that foreclosure filings in New Jersey in 2007 topped 41,000. This is well ahead of the total for 2005, which was 35,125, and ahead of the the equivalent period in 2006 when foreclosures reached a little over 26,000. Two New Jersey Metropolitan areas are included in the just released ACORN study on the impact of foreclosures.

Cerberus' Chrysler Gives Tricks, not Treats, to Employees

Oct. 31, 2007 (LPAC) -- Only one day after a new contract was signed, Chrysler today began firing about 1,100 contract workers (employees hired via a separate company), according to the Detroit News. Today's terminations amounted to about one-third of the contract workers, with another round to be let go at the end of November and December. The automaker will also cut 1,000 salaried workers beginning in November; and reduce factory shifts at some assembly plants, as it drops four models from its vehicle lineup amid falling sales.

Mortgage Insurers Run Into Trouble

Oct. 3, 2007 (LPAC) -- Forced to pay more to bail out lenders from bad loans, the top two U.S. mortgage insurers reported their first-ever quarterly losses as publicly traded companies. PMI Group, the second-largest, posted a net loss of $86.8 million, its first quarterly loss since its 1995 public offering, saying the default rate "significantly worsened" in September. MGIC Investment Corp., the largest insurer, also reported its first quarterly loss, and said it expected not to be profitable in 2008.

JUST IN: The Fight for the Charter; 'No Taxation without Representation'!

October 31, 1687 (LPAC)-- Under Sir Edmund Andros’ regime (The new royal governor for New York), the council for the Dominion of New England was empowered to impose any taxes they wished, and the old English Puritan cry of “no taxation without representation” was raised, leading to the imprisonment of a number of Massachusetts Puritans.

Though Cheney and "Goul-iani" Do Rave, White House Denies Plans for Iran Air Strikes

October 31, 2007 (LPAC)--The beating of the war drums and outright threats of bombing and other attacks aagainst Iran by Vice President Dick Cheney and Republican Party Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, have compelled George W. Bush to issue a statement that such an attack is not being planned. "There's no reason for people to think that the President is about to attack Iran. I think that we need to make that clear," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Los británicos azuzan a Bush a bombardear a Irán

28 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — "¿Bombardeará realmente Bush a Irán?", es el encabezado provocador del artículo a ocho columnas que publica el dominical Sunday Times de Rupert Murdoch de Londres el 28 de octubre. El diario The Times, también propiedad de Murdoch, el día anterior publicó de forma destacada una nota editorial al neoconservador Norman Podhoretz haciendo campaña a favor de un ataque.

Podrían meter a Turquía en el plan de guerra perpetua de Cheney

28 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC)— Con 100.000 tropas desplegadas en la frontera norte de Iraq, Turquía anunció hoy que no descarta una solución militar al problema de los separatistas kurdos que están usando bases en Iraq. Una invasión turca a Iraq sería el siguiente eslabón en la concatenación del plan de guerra perpetua del Imperio Británico, que es lo que mueve el afán belicista posterior al 11-S de Cheney y sus peleles neoconservadores de Estados unidos.

Cheney enloquecido atiza su campaña hacia una Tercera Guerra Mundial

[Berserker Cheney Escalates Push toward World War III] por Jeffrey Steinberg 27 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— El gobierno de Bush, encabezado por el vicepresidente Dick Cheney, ha intensificado de nuevo su campaña de acciones militares insensatas contra Irán, mediante nuevas sanciones unilaterales en contra del Cuerpo de Guardias Revolucionarias Iraníes y una nueva ola de propaganda, encabezada personalmente por el Vicepresidente y el Presidente, con el objetivo de provocar a Teherán para tener el pretexto de lanzar la guerra.

Al Gore, Sarkozy Announce New Green Financial Bubble

October 20, 2007 (LPAC)--After an introductory speech by Al Gore announced the "end of the world atmosphere," French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced last Thursday, Oct. 25, an all-encompassing green revolution, including ideological, financial, and economic measures. Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, Al Gore, and Nicolas Sarkozy laid out their policy for France at a ceremony involving practically all French ministers, environmental associations, and the leaders of main trade unions and business associations.

Liberal Dems Boycott Saudi Royal Visit Over BAE Scandal

October 30, 2007 (LPAC)--The first visit of a Saudi monarch to the United Kingdom in 20 years, has been met with a boycott by the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, and by protests outside the London Saudi embassy over the BAE-Saudi Al Yamamah arms deal and the Saudi human rights record. The visit occurs about ten months after the Serious Fraud Office was forced by Tony Blair's government to drop - on "national security grounds" - an investigation into corruption tied to BAE arms sales to Saudi Arabia during 1985-2007.

LaRouche Inspires Promoters of PLHINO Water Project

SONORA, MEXICO, October 30, 2007 (LPAC)--As organizing intensifies for a major Nov. 9 conference in this state on the regional water management project known as the North West Hydraulic Plan (PLHINO), Sonora's Diario del Yaqui published a front-page story in its October 28 Sunday edition, highlighting the importance of the PLHINO, and U.S. economist Lyndon LaRouche's role in organizing for the project.

150,000 French Households Could Be Caught in Subprime Crisis

October 29, 2007 (LPAC)--For the second time in a week, a major French daily has rung the alarm over the exploding subprime mortgage crisis hitting France. After Le Figaro covered the "bad surprise" hitting moderate-income households last week, then the October 27 issue of Liberation ran a three-page expose on the French subprime mortgage crisis, beginning on the front page. The article was headlined "In the Adjustable-Rate Trap," and was accompanied by a photo of subprime borrowers from Indiana, captioned: "Borrowers, beware these loans.

Russian Websites Report LaRouche's Warning of Threat from British Empire

October 29, 2007 (LPAC)--The website of the Anti-Globalist Resistance, a Russian movement, has posted its own dispatch on Lyndon LaRouche's October 10 webcast, under the headline, "Save the American Republic from the British Empire!" The editors write: "In connection with the now unfolding financial crisis, which the well-known economist and politician, several-time candidate for the U.S. Presidency Lyndon LaRouche has forecast for some time, he gave a three-hour Internet webcast on his vision of the situation.

¿Los nazis de Blackwater quieren una noche de los cristales rotos en Virginia?

por Anton Chaitkin Greg Ahlemann pretende incitar a la furia jacobina contra los inmigrantes ilegales en su campaña para que los elijan como alguacil del condado de Loudoun, Virginia. El perfil del candidato republicano que publicó el Washington Post el 12 de octubre se concentró en el extraño tatuaje que lleva en el brazo: el símbolo de los cruzados que quieren un Harmagedón religioso, en el que aparecen una bandera colonial americana y una israelí unidas por una cruz.

¿Y qué con la corrupción de Dick Cheney?

[What About Dick Cheney's Corruption?] 25 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— Si los demócratas en la Cámara Baja realmente quieren acabar con la corrupción en Bagdad, deben empezar por Washington D.C. Hoy en la mañana, el presidente de la Comisión de Supervisión del Congreso, Henry Waxman (D- Calif.) congregó la audiencia largamente esperada sobre el Departamento de Estado y la guerra en Iraq cuyo único testigo fue la secretaria de Estado Condoleeza Rice, a quien Waxman ha tratado durante meses de hacer que se presente ante su comisión.

El presidente ruso Putin dice que las nuevas sanciones son un callejón sin salida

[Russian President Putin Says New Sanctions are a Dead End] 25 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— El presidente ruso Putin se pronunció el jueves en contra de nuevas sanciones internacionales en contra de Irán, diciendo que llevarían a un callejón sin salida. "¿Por qué empeorar la situación amenazando con sanciones; llevándola a un callejón sin salida?", dijo Putin en referencia velada a la presión de los Estados Unidos para que se endurezcan las sanciones internacionales en contra de Teherán.

"Ha llegado el momento en que tenemos que conseguir que salga Nancy Pelosi"

["The Time Has Come Than We Must Get Nancy Pelosi To Leave"] 25 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— El economista y dirigente demócrata Lyndon LaRouche dijo el jueves en la tarde que, "es tiempo de que Nancy Pelosi deje su puesto. Ha llegado el momento de irse, señora. Sus políticas están opuestas diametralmente a los intereses estratégicos más vitales de los Estados Unidos".

Reality Hits: New York Times Had To Admit There is No Action by Congress Against Foreclosures

October 28, 2007 (LPAC)--It was just about one month ago now, on October 3, that the entire Democratic leadership of Congress--House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority leader Sen. Harry Reid, economic committee chairmen Sen. Christopher Dodd, Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Rahm Emanuel--held a special press conference to announce that "emergency" action to stop nationwide mass home foreclosures, was a top priority. Since that time, none of the measures which were then already introduced in Congress dealing with the foreclosure tsunami, have moved at all.

Dollar Falls to Record Lows as the Fed Gears the Money Presses to Hyperinflation

October 28, 2007 (LPAC)--The U.S. dollar declined against 15 of the 16 major currencies this week, in part on expectations that the Federal Reserve will open the money printing presses again by lowering the interest rate--likely by another half percentage point--at its October 31 meeting. The U.S. Dollar Index, measuring the dollar's performance against six major currencies, it has lost 8 percent in 2007 and set a record low of 76.977 on October 26, according to Bloomberg news.

Chilean Congressmen Tour France, Russia to Explore Nuclear Power Option for Their Country

October 28, 2007 (LPAC)--Chilean congressional delegations toured France and Russia this past week, to visit both nations' nuclear plants, and to discuss with both government and energy sector officials how they might cooperate to help resolve Chile's desperate energy crisis. Pressure on President Michelle Bachelet to consider nuclear energy has been building in intensity, particularly since the commission of scientists she mandated to study the feasibility of nuclear energy delivered its study to her with a reportedly favorable recommendation.

Russia and U.S. Call for All States to Ban Intermediate Range Missiles

October 28, 2007 (LPAC) -- The United States and Russia issued a joint declaration urging all countries to destroy intermediate range nuclear missiles. Russia has been pressing the United Sates to rewrite the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty to include countries other than those of the former Soviet Union and the United States; otherwise, the Putin government has said, it will withdraw from INF, since it will be the only nation in all Eurasia which is observing it. The U.S. agreement apparently meets this key demand. The declaration was released Oct.

Can 'Ghoul-iani' Outdo Cheney in a Race to be a Fascist?

October 28, 2007 (LPAC)--Right-wing Republican Presidential candidate Rudy ‘Ghoul-iani’ went to Midland, Texas on October 27 and repeated Vice President Dick Cheney's October 20 threat to attack Iran, word for word, saying "The military option is not off the table ... America will not allow [iran] to become a nuclear power." Giuliani and his advisors have been virtually promising the media that he will bomb Iran if he gets into office.

Berserker Cheney Escalates Push for World War III

by Jeffrey Steinberg October 27, 2007 (LPAC) -- The Bush Administration, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, has again escalated its drive for senseless military action against Iran, through a combination of new unilateral sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and a new hyperventilating propaganda push, led personally by the Vice President and President, aimed at provoking Tehran into providing a pretext for war.

China-South Africa Nuclear Ties Grow Stronger

October 26, 2007 (LPAC)--The news that China's biggest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, has agreed to buy a 20-percent stake in South Africa's Standard Bank, in a deal reported to be worth $5.5 billion, indicates strengthening in bilateral relations between the two. The strengthening of strategic ties between China and South Africa began to flourish with the Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to South Africa last February. However, new the banking link-up may help both in the nuclear power sector.

Ghoul-iani Campaign Team Announced -- Happy Halloween Kids!

October 26, 2007 (LPAC)--The wild California neo-con, Bill "Simple" Simon, is running Rudy Giuliani's Presidential campaign, reports the Washington Post today. "Simple Simon, where's your pie-man?" He in turn has brought in former Presidential candidate Steve "flat earth" Forbes. Foreign policy advisors include Norman "bomb Iran now" Podhoretz and Daniel Pipes. Grover Norquist, James Woolsey and John Bolton are brought into seminars to "educate" the candidate.

Russia Debates LaRouche and His Proposals

October 26, 2007 (LPAC)--Amidst the flaring global, systemic financial and economic crisis, ever greater interest in Lyndon LaRouche's initiatives for a solution to the problems is appearing in public policy discussions in Russia. The latest publications to take up LaRouche's "four-power initiative," in particular, include articles by Prof. Yuri Gromyko and the maverick political figure Alexei Podberyozkin, as well as interviews with LaRouche in RPMonitor and the print monthly Smysl.

Does 10.7% Approval Represent U.S. Decisions in Mynamar?

October 26, 2007 (LPAC)--During their two-day (Oct. 24-25) talks in Harbin, China, the foreign ministers of China, India and Russia discussed the Myanmar issue extensively. They all opposed the imposition of sanctions by the United States and EU. "We believe the Myanmar authorities should be encouraged to engage in the process of dialogue, and the initiatives which the special envoy of United Nations Secretary General has taken should be encouraged... there should not be any sanctions at this stage," said India's Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Agricultural Prices Skyrocket in France

October 26, 2007 (LPAC)--While the French bureau of statistics (INSEE) noted only a minor increase in the price of foods, the price of agricultural products in France skyrocketed in September. Cereals were up 20.5% in September over August. Soft wheat, used for bread, doubled in price over a one year period, and exploded with a rise 23.2% in September alone, showing an exponential increase. Soy went up 24.7%, in one month. Since it is used to feed livestock, the price of veal increased by 12% for the year, and poultry 14%.

¡Atención patriotas!: Lo que tiene que entenderse

Attn: Patriots!: What Must Be Understood De: Lyndon H. LaRouche, Asunto: Rusia, China y EU: la crisis 22 de octubre de 2007 — Desde el inicio de la colonización sistemática europea de Norteamérica, a principios del siglo 17, las corrientes patriotas que generaron la independencia de Estados Unidos organizaron lo que vino a ser con el tiempo, la más destacada organización de inteligencia nacional de EU. Tal fue la Sociedad de Cincinato, una organización privada. Esa tradición, aunque herida y aparentemente frágil, persiste aún hasta nuestros días en EUA.

Only LaRouche's Plan for Cross-Border Development Will Work for Mexico!

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--Lyndon LaRouche has repeatedly stated that the only way to lift Mexico out of the devastation caused by two decades of free-market policies, and 14 years of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is through the aggressive construction of cross-border infrastructural projects, that will benefit both Mexico and the U.S. Water, energy, transportation and other development projects are the only sane way to address such pressing problems as unemployment, poverty, violence and illegal immigration into the U.S.

Houston Chronicle Business Columnist Compares SIVs to Enron

October 25, 2007 (LPAC)--Houston Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy wrote a column yesterday identifying the unregulated swindle known as SIVs to Enron's efforts to hide losses through setting up special funds. Steffy opens by asking if Wall Street "learned any lessons from Enron's collapse. Last week, we saw the answer," i.e., that the effort to bail out the SIVs shows that nothing has been learned.

Beijing-Shanghai Railroad on the Way

October 25, 2007 (LPAC) -- China will be setting up a big investment firm this year, to finance building the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, China Daily reported. Construction of the project should also begin this year, and it is planned that the trains will run at peak speeds of 350 km/hour. Some 220 billion yuan (almost $30 billion) will be raised to finance the project, including registered capital, bonds and loans.

U.S Commerce Department uses Sophistry to Further Demoralize the Population

October 25, 2007 (LPAC)--Despite failing to find any solutions to the housing and mortgage crisis, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau announced that September new home sales were "up" from August figures. Commerce accomplished this by means of a huge downward revision in what had been reported for August as sales projecting to an annual rate of 788,000 - now revised to 735,000, an 11-year low.

What About Dick Cheney's Corruption?

October 25, 2007 (LPAC)--If House Democrats really want to root out corruption in Baghdad, they ought to start in Washington, D.C. This morning, House Oversight Committee chairman Henry Waxman (D- Calif.) convened a long awaited hearing on the State Department and the Iraq War at which the sole witness was Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, whom Waxman had been trying for months to get before the committee.

EU Presidency Emits "Santa Ana Wind" in Russia's Direction

In preparation for the EU-Russian summit tomorrow, the Portuguese EU presidency has issued a paper hostile towards Russia, to be discussed among EU chiefs of government, the object of which is to fan further flames of ungovernability toward nations that oppose imperial globalization policies. The text of the confidential paper, of which the Financial Times Germany (FTD) has provided a copy, implores the EU to adopt a more aggressive policy towards Russia, which it says could become an "enemy" on foreign policy issues.

British Vampires Out to Feed on Italian Insurance

October 25, 2007 (LPAC)--"London moves on Generali," "The Lion and the Locusts," "Funds attack Generali", are some of the headlines today in the Italian media, commenting on the newest cannibalization war among financial caymans. The story is that the same hedge fund group that took over ABN-Amro is now moving on the Italian insurance Generali, which is currently the largest western insurance group in China.

Is the Bank of England Worried or Waiting?

October 25, 2007 (LPAC)--The Bank of England issued a bleak warning that Britain's financial system faces more and bigger shocks after the current turmoil, which has already been the most severe challenge to the financial system for several decades. According to British press, the Bank of England warned that it would seem that nothing has been learned from the Northern Rock fiasco. In its semi-annual Financial Stability Review, the Bank of England said that already there is a return to the risky lending practices, which it blames for the ongoing crisis.

Washington Post se espanta con la conexión entre Putin y Franklin Roosevelt

[Washington ComPost Freaks Out Over Putin-FDR Connection] 19 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— La edición del 19 de octubre del diario Washington Post publica un artículo de primera plana, espantado por el hecho de que el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin ha adoptado legítimamente a Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) como "un americano al que hay que admirar". Peter Finn escribe para el Post desde Rusia: "FDR, según la versión consistente aquí, domó a los magnates hambrientos de poder para salvar a su país de la Gran Depresión.

LaRouche pregunta: "¿Quién está fregando a quién?"

[LaRouche Aks "Who's Screwing Whom?"] 19 de octubre del 2007 (LPAC).— Los tres bancos estadounidenses más grandes —Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase y Bank of America— presionados por el secretario del Tesoro Paulson, anunciaron el 15 de octubre que el "Conducto Maestro de Liquidación Ampliada" (M-LEC, por sus siglas en inglés), se ve "cada vez más y más interesante". El subsecretario del Tesoro Bob Kimmit anda de gira por el exterior para conseguir el apoyo de los bancos foráneos, pero no ha encontrado ningún voluntario.

La Reserva Federal estadounidense al rescate de bancos británicos

[U.S. Federal Reserve: Billions Bailout British Banks] 21 de octubre del 2007 (LPAC).— Con gran benevolencia, la Reserva Federal de los Estados Unidos aceptó proporcionar financiamiento de emergencia hasta por 20 mil millones de dólares para el Barclays y 10 mil millones para el Royal Bank de Escocia, similares a las líneas de crédito ya otorgadas al J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America y el Deutsche Bank. Si todavía usted no ha recibido su línea de crédito multimillonaria, por favor contacte su sucursal local del Banco de la Reserva Federal.

LaRouche dice que la reunión entre Putin y Olmert es extremadamente importante

[LaRouche Says Putin-Olmert Meeting is Extremely Important] 19 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— Lyndon LaRouche evaluó la reunión del 18 de octubre de tres horas entre el primer ministro de Israel Olmert y el presidente ruso Putin de la siguiente manera: "Es muy importante. Esto es extremadamente importante, porque sabemos exactamente lo que es. El punto es que la cuestión es Irán. La cuestión es, tiene que ver con todo, incluyendo la política de los E.U. sobre los cohetes de defensa.

LaRouche: hemos entrado en un período de discontinuidades

[LaRouche: We Have Entered A Period Of Discontinuity] 21 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC).— Lyndon LaRouche advirtió el 21 de octubre que cualquier intento por entender la crisis política y económica mundial en marcha desde la perpectiva de los "acontecimientos", está condenada al fracaso. "Vivimos un período de discontinuidad, en el que la historia la mueven los procesos, no los acontecimientos", explicó LaRouche. Citó como el ejemplo más representativo de este fenómeno la caída en el apoyo al Congreso de los E.U.

Home Sales Plunge to Record Lows

October 24, 2007 (LPAC)--Existing-home sales in September fell 8.0% from August, to an annualized rate of 5.04 million units, as cancellations rose on higher-priced "jumbo" mortgage loans. This was the lowest sales pace since the National Association of Realtors began compiling data on both single-family and condo sales jointly in 1999. As a result, the inventory of unsold homes rose to a record-high 10.5-month supply, the trade association reported.

Congress: Despite New Legislation, Still No Action To Stop Foreclosure Locomotive

October 24, 2007 (LPAC)--Despite the introduction of another "major mortgage reform" yesterday by Democratic Reps. Barney Frank, Mel Watt, and Brad Miller, there is still no action on the table in Congress to stop the growing waves of foreclosures nationwide as the mortgage bubble collapses--and Congressional leaders admit it.

Congress Seeks Lower Approval Across the Western Hemisphere

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--The U.S. Congress, with its 10.7% approval rating, is attempting a fast nose dive to less than double digits by outdoing the Bush-Cheney administration in their ruin of United States relations with every region in the world. For in their infinite wisdom, the Foreign Relations Committee, of the House of Representatives, today passed a resolution effectively declaring any Iranian relations with the nations of Central and South America as constituting a terrorist threat, and suggesting U.S.

Lyndon Larouche Addresses Ascoli-Piceno Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--Lyndon LaRouche was able to briefly address a meeting of the Ascoli-Piceno, Italy, Chamber of Commerce by phone today, and take a question, with a consecutive translation provided by Andrew Spannaus. Here is the transcript: LYNDON LAROUCHE: Well, I'm glad to be back again with the president, after a long absence. We're in a very interesting situation. I would not be surprised, if I'd been there today, at what I'm seeing now, as you may recall.

Al Gore Gets the Respect He Deserves!

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--German national television NTV ran this coverage of Gore's visit this evening: "In good tuning, the Climate Congress heard voices critical of Al Gore and the climate debate this morning..." The film footage showed 15 LaRouche Youth Movement members in choral formation singing canons, carrying signs and holding a banner which read: 'C02-Hoax Unmasked! 'The Greens are the Browns!'Nuclear Power Now! 'www.larouchepac.com' 

Olmert Meets with Sarkozy

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and French President Nicolas Sarkozy held discussions yesterday on the question of Iran's nuclear program. After the meeting, Olmert told Ha'aretz that "on the Iranian issue, I could not have heard statements that better satisfied my expectations." He said he did not discuss a military strike against Iran. "There's a broad spectrum of measures between the extremes of capitulation and military action," Olmert said, adding that the UN and European Union had the options of increasing sanctions.

Document Reveals BAE Bribes in the 1970s

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--A document has surfaced indicating that British Aircraft corporation, BAC, the forerunner of BAE Systems, was bribing officials of Saudi Arabia as early as the 1970s. During 1985-2007, BAE paid bribes to Saudi Prince Bandar in the amount of about $2 billion, part of what Lyndon LaRouche has called "the scandal of the century." Tony Blair killed the investigation into that deal at the end of 2006.

Housing Crisis Forces Bankruptcy of Chicago Homebuilder

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--"The crash in the Chicago area market for new homes has claimed its biggest casualty," the Chicago Sun Times reported, as Neumann Homes filed for bankruptcy today. The company blamed its predicament on a more than 50% drop in annual sales of new homes in the Chicago and Denver markets, and its 2005 decision to invest in the Detroit market. That latter move cost it more than $60 million. Neumann laid off most of its 2,100 employees in the Chicago area a week ago. By size, Neumann was the 35th largest homebuilder in the U.S.

You Better Get MLEC Insurance Or Else

October 23, 2007 (LPAC)--A member of the Mob goes to the local shop, and tells the shop keeper to buy window insurance. The shop keeper, thinking it completely useless, refuses. The next morning the shopkeeper gets to his shop and finds all his windows broken. Later in the evening the mobster comes back to his shop and asks the shop keeper if he would like life insurance with his window insurance. Jochen Sanio, head of Germany's bank supervisory agency, BaFin, described a similar situation to the Financial Times of Germany over the weekend.

Gates: a pesar de los desacuerdos, tenemos un camino adelante con Rusia

18 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El secretario de Defensa Robert Gates le dijo a los reporteros en el Pentágono, que él y la secretaria de Estado Condoleeza Rice tuvieron "discusiones bastante directas" con el presidente Putin y sus contrapartes rusas. "Aunque hay todavía algunas diferencias reales entre nuestros países, yo creo que hemos desarrollado un camino conjunto en varias áreas ".

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Gates trata de cubrir la explosión de Blackwater

18 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — Durante un informe en el Pentágono hoy en la tarde, el secretario de Defensa Robert Gates dijo que hay una conflicto entre la misión militar de los Estados Unidos en Iraq y la de los contratistas de seguridad privados. Los contratistas, dijo Gates, "intentando completar el objetivo de su misión de llevar hasta su destino con seguridad a una persona importante, sólo con base en todo lo que he leído y lo que nuestro propio equipo ha reportado, ha habido veces en que, para plantearlo suavemente, los iraquíes se han ofendido y no han sido tratado apropiadamente.

El jefe del Banco Santander desplegado a Brasil para tratar de parar el Banco del Sur

15 de octubre (LPAC) — Emilio Botín, jefe del socio español del Royal Bank de Escocia, Banco Santander, tiene programado visitar Brasil esta semana, en donde se espera anuncie los detalles de la nueva inversión que por $27 mil millones hará en los próximos años en Brasil, como le prometió recientemente al presidente Lula de Silva, según publicó el 11 de octubre Gazeta do Pavo.

La mayoría de las naciones de América del Sur acuerdan crear el Banco del Sur

15 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — Ocho de las 12 naciones sudamericanas acordaron fundar el Banco del Sur, cuya misión será servir como "un banco de desarrollo con carácter sudamericano, con un papel central en el marco de una nueva arquitectura financiera regional". Hasta ahora, sólo Chile, Perú, Guyana y Surinam no se han unido.

Se escucha a las Erinias en la tumba de Pinochet

4 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — Los crímenes que cometió el finado dictador fascista de Chile, Augusto Pinochet, puesto en el poder por George Schultz y Felix Rohatyn, ciertamente le sobrevivieron. El 4 de octubre, el juez Carlos Cerda inició proceso legal y mandó arrestar a la viuda de Pinochet, Lucía Hiriart, sus cinco hijos y 17 de sus colaboradores, civiles y militares, bajo cargos de malversación de fondos públicos relacionados con la fortuna secreta que Pinochet escondió en el Banco Riggs de Washington D.C.

Ex comandante en Iraq califica la guerra en Iraq de "una pesadilla sin fin a la vista"

13 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El Teniente General (r) Ricardo Sánchez, el comandante en jefe de los E.U. en Iraq de junio del 2003 a junio del 2004, criticó severamente ayer a la Casa Blanca, el Departamento de Estado y la falta de liderato en el Congreso, por el desastre en Iraq. En discurso ante una reunión de reporteros de las fuerzas armadas y jefes de redacción en Arlington, VA., Sanchez dijo que "Estados Unidos continúa su lucha desesperada en Iraq sin ningún esfuerzo concertado para diseñar una estrategia que acarree la victoria en Iraq".

Ningún científico real caería en la trampa del Premio Nobel de Gore

13 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — Uno de los que no están repitiendo el estribillo, como lo están haciendo los medios de comunicación globalizados emocionados por el Premio Nobel de Gore, es James Taylor, el director general de Noticias Ambientales & Climáticas y miembro de número del Instituto Heartland con sede en Chicago, un equipo de peritos, conservador, pro "libre empresa".

LaRouche refuta a Paul Krugman; Blood & Gore

por Lyndon H.LaRouche, Jr. Leesburg, Virginia. 15 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — "Bobby", conocido de otra forma por la mayoría de ustedes como Paul Krugman del New York Times debería saber mejor. Los republicanos y demócratas honestos son mamíferos placentarios; Al "hacerse el muertito" Gore, Joe Lieberman y George W. Bush Jr., al igual que el gobernador Schwarzenegger, son marsupiales, por lo menos por sus bolsas.

Lugar insta a Bush que acepte el plan de defensa anticohetes de Putin, comparándolo con el SDE

8 de octubre de 2007 (LPSC) — El senador Richard Lugar (R-In.) el republicano de más alto rango en la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado, comparó la propuesta de defensa anticohetes del presidente ruso Vladimir Putin con la propuesta del presidente Reagan del Sistema de Defensa Estratégico (SDE) e instó al gobierno de Bush a que promueva esto en la reunión de ministros de Defensa y Relaciones Exteriores a fines de esta semana en Moscú. "La propuesta del presidente Putin no es un concepto nuevo", dijo Lugar al hablar hoy en el Instituto Brookings.

El General "Betrayus" hace frente con el imperio británico

8 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — En discusiones con un grupo de reporteros ayer, el general David "Betrayus", el comandante en tierra de las fuerzas de los Estados Unidos en Iraq, se lanzó en contra de Irán, acusando a la República Islámica de fomentar la inestabilidad dentro de Iraq, y diciendo que el actual embajador iraní en Bagdad, Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, es miembro de la brigada Al-Kuds de la Guardia Revolucionaria.

Inglaterra guía a los Estados Unidos a la guerra contra Irán

7 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — En la última movida de la campaña británica para empujar a los Estados Unidos a una guerra en contra de Irán, el London Telegraph publicó el 7 de octubre, citando a funcionarios no identificados del Pentágono, que el primer ministro británico Gordon Brown le prometió a Bush en julio que los británicos apoyarían los ataques aéreos de los Estados Unidos en contra de Irán si se pudieran justificar como una operación antiterrorista.

¿Por qué se retiran los británicos de Iraq?

8 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El primer ministro británico Gordon Brown anunció hoy que para la primavera del 2008, ya no van a quedar más que 2,500 tropas británicas en Iraq. Hace sólo unos días Brown anunció el retiro de 1,000 tropas más, con lo que sólo quedararán cerca de 4,500 tropas en Iraq para el fin de año, principalmente en un campo aéreo en las periferias de Basra al sur de Iraq. Brown le dijo el lunes al Parlamento que se va a tomar una decisión sobre el retiro de más tropas, una vez que concluya la reducción a 2,500 tropas.

Attn: Patriots!: What Must Be Understood

FROM: Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. SUBJ: RUSSIA, CHINA & THE USA: THE CRISIS October 22, 2007 (5:40pm) EDT Attn: Patriots!: WHAT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD ———————————————————————————————— From the beginning of the systematic European colonization of North America, during the early Seventeenth Century, the patriotic currents which generated U.S. independence organized what became, in the course of time, the leading national intelligence organization of the U.S.A.; such was the Society of the Cincinnati, as a private organization.

Technological Collaboration: Shuttle Mission to Add Key Component to Space Station

October 22, 2007 (LPAC)--If the weather cooperates tomorrow morning, the Space Shuttle Discovery will begin a 14-day mission to the International Space Station to add a key connecting node that will allow the assembly of European and Japanese science laboratories. The Harmony node, in Tinkertoy fashion, will be the attachment point for the Columbus lab built by the European Space Agency, and Kibo, built by Japan. The Harmony node will also add to the station's life support capabilities, to enable the crew to be expanded from the present complement of three.

The Long ARM of 'Creative' Lending Shows Up in France

PARIS, October 22, 2007 --Reporting on the "bad surprises of adjustable rate mortgages," Le Figaro acknowledges that French banks have been "creative" about making loans. Historically only 10-12% of French borrowers choose the adjustable rate loans. Most banks banned adjustable rates which only represent 7-8% in 2007. But, writes Le Figaro, some French banks hawked the loans on the basis of "capping" monthly payments by promising to extend the length of the loan. "'If no solution is rapidly found, we will be forced to sell our house' complains Mrs.

Israeli Commentator: Putin Opposes Military Attack on Iran

October 22, 2007 (LPAC)--Israeli commentator Yossi Melman pens a commentary in today's Ha'arettz asserting that while Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes any military strike against Iran, he is also working to get Iran to give up its alleged nuclear weapons program by pushing for a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment. Melman writes that "above all, Russia is opposed to solving the crisis of the Iranian nuclear program by military means.

Olmert Voices Confidence in Putin's Iran Policy

October 22, 2007 (LPAC)--Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert continues to voice support for Russian President Vladimir Putin's Iran policy. He is quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying Putin would not "put Israel in a place where it could be threatened." He told reporters on route to Paris that his meetings in Russia were "serious and important" and that he was "satisfied" with his discussions with the Russian President.

Silicon Valley Dines With Uncle Rupert!

The past several days have continued to be devastating economic crises for families across America facing foreclosure; but for the Valley of artificial intelligence it’s been the beginning of a great new cultural devolution. Beginning on October 17th the leading artificial minds of the digital universe came together to party hardy with the soon to be digital media czar, Uncle Rupert, at the annual Web2.0 summit, hosted by John Battelle, a co-founder of the degenerate Wired Magazine.

Nobel Economics Prize: The Price Is Usually Wrong!

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. ————————————————————————— While the snow piles up to record heights in the Swiss Alps, "global warming" hoaxster Al Gore is not the only fellow enjoying the receipt of a Nobel prize for fraud. Just at the moment that the present world monetary system has entered its terminal-collapse phase, three relevant, intellectually culpable U.S. academics, the University of Minnesota's Leonid Hurwicz, Princeton's Eric S. Maskin, and Chicago University's Roger B.

Economic Crisis Continues to Unfold

October 20, 2007 (LPAC)--The National League of Cities has issued a "Fiscal Conditions 2007" report in which city financial officers around the country project a collective deficit of 3.1% in their budgets for Fiscal 2008. The budget hole is "a financial strain driven largely by the nation's real estate downturn." In fact, the survey's forecast of an 0.4% growth in inflation-adjusted revenue in 2008, which may be too optimistic if LaRouche's Home Owners and Bank Protection Act is not implemented immediately.

First Nuclear Energy Plant for Belarus Draws Russia's Support

October 20, 2007 (LPAC) -- The Russian paper RosBusiness reported today that Russia is interested in participating in a tender for the construction of Belarus' first nuclear plant, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said in Minsk yesterday, after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky responded that Minsk would consider the Russian proposal, but that several other countries are also interested.

Northern Rock Chairman Leaves the Chaos

October 20, 2007 (LPAC)--Northern Rock chairman Matt Ridley resigned three days after members of the British parliament accused him of "clinging to office," and the same day that it was revealed that there is virtually no end in sight for the amount that the failed bank has to borrow, as LPAC reported yesterday. The board of the failed mortgage bank released a statement saying "the time was right" for Mr Ridley to step down. He will be succeeded by Bryan Sanderson, a former chairman of Standard Chartered Bank and Bupa.

LaRouche Says Putin-Olmert Meeting Is Extremely Important

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--Lyndon LaRouche evaluated yesterday's three-hour meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and Russian President Putin as follows: "It's very important. This is extremely important, because we know exactly what it is. The point is, that the question is Iran. The issue is,-- it involves everything, including the US policy on this missile-defense thing. And so, what Putin is going for, is to get a package which is attractive to a number of people, and see what can fly from it. It's obvious.

LaRouche Asks "Who's Screwing Whom?"

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--The three largest US banks, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, on Monday, under pressure from Treasury Secretary Paulson, announced that the "Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit," or M-LEC, is looking "curiouser and curiouser." Deputy Treasury Secretary Bob Kimmitt is on a foreign tour to gain support from foreign banks, but has had no volunteer. At a London meeting Thursday, almost half the bankers present said that the initiative would accomplish nothing.

Tony Blair Blasts Off as Spokesman for European War Party

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--Last night, ex-Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair delivered a Bibi Netanyahu-style speech threatening Iran, and accusing its regime of being fascist. He said our times are "like the 1920s and 1930s again," with Islamic extremism as a new fascism. He added, "This ideology now has a state, Iran, that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilizing countries whose people wish to live in peace," reported CNN.

Congressman Pete Stark Tells The Truth

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--California Democratic Congressman Pete Stark harshly indicted the Bush Administration yesterday, for vetoing legislation to expand the children's health insurance program, SCHIP. The House of Representatives failed to override Bush's veto. In remarks from the House floor, Stark addressed the Administration's claim that there was no money for SCHIP. "The Republicans say they're worried about finding the money to insure ten million children," Stark noted sarcastically.

Washington ComPost Freaks Out Over Putin-FDR Connection

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--Today's Washington Post freaks out in a page 1 article, about the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has legitimately adopted Franklin D. Roosevelt as "an American to admire." Peter Finn of the Post writes from Russia: "FDR, according to a consistent story line here, tamed power-hungry tycoons to save his country from the Great Depression. He restored his people's spirits while leading the United States for 12 years and spearheaded the struggle against 'outside enemies'....

Islamic Saudi Academy in Virginia Targetted for Shutdown

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--The quasi-governmental U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is urging the State Department to shut down the Islamic Saudi Academy, based in Fairfax, Virginia, on grounds that it promotes religious intolerance. As reported in the October 19 Washington Post, the USCIRF bases its claim on the charge that textbooks used by Saudi-run schools internationally promote violence against Christians, Jews and other religions. However, it has not examined those used in the Virginia school, or spoken to any of its staff members.

JUST IN: New Bush-Leg Food Chain Planned

By Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. October, 19 2007 The word from the White House kitchen is that the President is already thinking about his next career. He is reported to be thinking of launching a new restaurant chain featuring his home-cooked kitchen specialties. The word is that the President already has a new recipe for roast, stuffed turkey, which he is thinking of field- testing with Vice-President Dick Cheney sitting, stuffed and thoroughly basted, in the White House kitchen's oven.

Buchanan Charges that the U.S. "Blew It" on Chance to Ally with Russia after the Cold War

October 19, 2007 (LPAC)--In a scathing article published on antiwar.com October 19, conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan correctly identified the Bush Administration's insane policy of targetting Russia at the end of the Cold War, instead of taking advantage of the "great opportunity of history: to embrace Russia... as partner, friend, and ally." What Buchanan failed to mention were the British imperial interests directing a policy which, as he explained, responded to every conciliatory Russian action toward the West, with one provocation after another.

China Rail Will Link Seven Countries Soon

Oct. 19, 2007 (LPAC)--A number of developments reported today reflect the on-going step-by-step realization of the proposal for a Eurasian Landbridge advanced by Lyndon LaRouche and his wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche since the 1990s, as an economic cooperation and war-avoidance policy. --The Singapore Transport Minister said today, according to the New Straits Times, that the 5,513 km (3,450 mile) Singapore-Kunming, China rail link project, which will link seven ASEAN countries to China is progressing.

Esta crisis financiera mundial actual: crédito vs. usura monetarista

por Lyndon H. LaRouche Lyndon LaRouche fue el orador principal de la conferencia del Instituto Schiller, "¡El Puente Terrestre Eurasiático se hace realidad!", que tuvo lugar los días 15 y 16 de septiembre en Kiedrich, Alemania. A continuación reproducimos una versión editada del discurso que pronunció LaRouche el primer día de la conferencia.La tarea que tengo que cumplir hoy aquí no es una ordinaria, y no necesariamente la escogí yo. Alguien la escogió por nosotros: hemos llegado al momento en que la civilización entera corre el peligro de venirse abajo.

¿Deshará Abrams lo que Rice piensa que logró?

17 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El asesor de Seguridad Nacional de EU, Stephen Hadley, y su asistente para el Medio Oriente Elliot Abrams, visitarán Israel y los territorios palestinos la próxima semana. Aunque supuestamente su misión es para avanzar el proceso de paz, es bien sabido que el belicista neoconservador Elliot Abrams ha estado cabildeando contra la iniciativa de una concertación palestino-israelí del Gobierno de Bush, y que incluso se opone a la conferencia de paz programada para noviembre.

¡El principal pirata del Imperio Británico intenta escaparse!

17 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El jefe de la nueva Compañía de las Indias Orientales británica, BAE Systems, anunció su retiro en medio del temor causado por la investigación de la corrupción imperialista que lleva a cabo Departamento de Justicia de EU. El gerente general de BAE Mike Turner, quien trabajó toda su vida para la empresa, anunció su retiro para agosto próximo.

El desplome en la vivienda: El inicio de construcciones en su nivel más bajo 14 años. "No hay fondo a la vista"

17 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — El inicio de construcciones de vivienda en Estados Unidos cayó 10,2% en septiembre, su nivel más bajo desde marzo de 1993, según informó el Departamento de Comercio. Los permisos para futuras construcciones cayeron 7,3%, la baja más grande desde enero de 1995. La Residential Capital Unit de GMAC, la segunda institución de préstamos hipotecarios independiente más grande del país, dijo que eliminará otros 3.000 plazas de trabajo, lo que equivale al 25% de su fuerza laboral.

Analista le dice a la EIR: "El plan del Superconducto M-LEC no se hará realidad"

16 de octubre de 2007 (LPAC) — Uno de los principales analistas de riesgos financieros de Estados Unidos le dijo a la revista Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) el 16 de octubre, que el Conducto Maestro para Fortalecer la Liquidez (M-LEC, siglas en inglés) no funcionará, y probablemente ni siquiera despegue. Predijo que habrá una oleada de quiebras bancarias. "¿Qué tiene de bueno combinar cientos de miles de millones de bienes ilíquidos —estos vehículos estructurados de inversión (VEI) y otros conductos— en un solo superconducto?

Los asiáticos se retiran del dólar a un ritmo sin precedente, en tanto el crac avanza

18 de octubre del 2007 (LPAC) — El mes de agosto vio a China y Japón vender valores del Tesoro estadounidense "a un ritmo sin precedente en los últimos cinco años, cuando la crisis estadounidenses de las hipotecas de alto riesgo detonó la subasta de activos del dólar más grande desde el incumplimiento de Rusia de 1998", publicó el Diario de China.

La Casa Blanca a Paulson: "Prende el conmutador, Igor"

17 de octubre del 2007 (LPAC) — El respaldo que el secretario del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, Henry Paulson, le dio el 16 de octubre al plan de rescate a los bancos conocido como Conducto Maestro, sólo pudo haber sido producto de la presión política desde el interior del Gobierno de Bush y Cheney, dijo Lyndon LaRouche al día siguiente. Paulson y los banqueros no son tan estúpidos como para no darse cuenta de que el plan de imprimir dinero sume al mundo en una espiral inflacionaria similar a la Alemania de Weimar en 1923, dijo LaRouche.

British Empire’s Sex Toys: SecondLife and Virtual Worlds, Another Comfortable Prison of Insanity

British Empire’s Sex Toys: SecondLife and Virtual Worlds, Another Comfortable Prison of Insanity

If math nerds go to Math Camp, and overweight kids get sent to Fat Camp, doesn’t that mean that millions of MySpace addicts with their millisecond attention spans are in a Concentration Camp?

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