The time has arrived where we must understand the realities of the dark forces amongst us.
31 October 2011 Last updated at 09:29 ET
Poorest spend higher proportion on VAT than richesthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15519727
Proportion of disposable income spent on VA
Poorest - 9.8%
2 - 7.4%
3 - 6.9%
4 - 6.3%
Richest - 5.3%
Source: ONS = Office for National Statistics
Value added taxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_added_tax
31 October 2011 Last updated at 08:13 ET
ILO: World economy on verge of new jobs recessionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15519699
The ILO...noted that in 45 of the 118 countries it examined, the risk of social unrest was rising.
Click on "In its World of Work Report 2011..." at text paragraph 6 to download ILO report.
Click on "Meanwhile, in its latest projections for G20 economies..." at text paragraph 12 to download OECD PRESS BRIEFING ON THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR G20 ECONOMIES.
Libya: [counter-]revolutionaries turn on each other as fears grow for law and order
9:00PM GMT 31 Oct 2011http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... order.html
The shoot-out started when a group of gunmen arrived at the hospital in search of a man they had shot earlier in the night. Witnesses said the gunmen were drunk, and had come to finish the man off after learning that he had survived and been taken for medical treatment.
Doctors asked them to leave, at which point one of them pulled out a pistol and began shooting.
THE SUPERPOWER'S ALLIES
£13,000 police drone lost after crashing into River Mersey
8:30AM GMT 31 Oct 2011http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... ersey.html
The craft, which was launched in Merseyside four years ago in a hail of publicity, now apparently lies at the bottom of the river.
Because of force budget cuts, senior officers have also decided to consign any plan to replace it to the depths of the ocean.
BUREAUCRACY ENABLES DUMMKOPFS
[Puppet] President Zardari, [puppet] President Karzai in Istanbul to attend trilateral [war] summit
10 31 11 http://app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option= ... 7&Itemid=1
All arrangements have been finalized by Turkish government to hold sixth trilateral summit here on Tuesday to discuss the Afghanistan issue with a view to find [duh] a peaceful solution and [duh, to] ensure peace and security in the region.
The trilateral summit being hosted by Turkish President Abdullah Gul would be attended by [puppet] President Asif Ali Zardari and [puppet] Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who have already arrived here.
The trilateral summit will start with opening remarks by Turkish President Abdullah Gul followed by the addresses of President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
General Necdet Ozal, Chief of General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces will participate in a separate session regarding the Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Meeting, among the highest level military officials from the three countries.
The Afghanistan-Pakistan-Turkey trilateral [war] process was launched in April 2007 and the subsequent Trilateral Summits were hosted by Turkey in December 2008, April 2009, January 2010 and December 2010.
Analysis: Dollar's many woes complicate Japan intervention
NEW YORK | Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:17pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/ ... GL20111031
When it comes to weakening the yen, currency speculators are the least of Japan's problems.
That's because when policymakers intervene to limit yen strength, as they did Monday, they square off against a formidable array of forces, including U.S. monetary policy, Chinese reserve managers and global investors from Texas to Tokyo united by one desire: to sell the U.S. dollar.
Beacon Power bankrupt; had U.S. backing like Solyndra
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:22am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/ ... 9320111031
Beacon Power Corp filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, just a year after the energy storage company received a $43 million loan guarantee from a controversial Department of Energy program.
The bankruptcy comes about two months after Solyndra -- a solar panel maker with a $535 million loan guarantee -- also filed for Chapter 11
SEC: Companies are turning to private financing
WASHINGTON | Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:03pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/ ... 9020111031
Companies are increasingly taking advantage of securities rules that lets them raise capital without having to go through costly registrations, according to a new study by regulators.
The Securities and Exchange Commission study found that these private offerings surpassed debt offerings in 2010 and continued to do so through the first quarter of this year.
The study also found that the spike in private offerings came as public issuances fell by 11 percent from 2009 to 2010.
Bush and Blair to be Tried for War Crimes
The judges of the Tribunal, which is headed by retired Malaysian Federal Court judge Dato’ Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, also include other notable names such as
Mr Alfred Lambremont Webre, a Yale graduate, who authored several books on politics,
Dato’ Zakaria Yatim, retired Malaysian Federal Court judge,
Tunku Sofiah Jewa, practising lawyer and author of numerous publications on International Law,
Prof Salleh Buang, former Federal Counsel in the Attorney-General Chambers and prominent author,
Prof Niloufer Bhagwat, an expert in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and International Law, and
Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, prominent academic and professor of law.
October 31, 2011
It's Starting in Oakland
Talking With Michael Moore on OWS
by DAVEY D AND DENNIS BERNSTEINhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/31/ ... re-on-ows/
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 25, the heavily armed Oakland Police Department in conjunction, with 16 other police departments from all over Northern and Central California, stormed the Occupy Oakland Encampment, fully dressed in helmets, and riot gear, and armed with shotguns, “nonlethal pellet guns,” teargas and concussion grenades. The first attack on Frank Ogawa Plaza, in downtown Oakland, where about 200 men, women and children were camped came at about 4:45 a.m. Helicopters were circling and crisscrossing their spot-lights from above, and at least one armored personnel carrier was in the streets, turning downtown Oakland into an instant war-zone.
Who is the martyr that carried out the attack in Kabul?
Monday, 31 October http://alemara1.com/english/index.php?o ... s&Itemid=5
Shaheed Abdur Rahman (Hazarbuz) opened his eyes 23 years ago into this world and proudly left it the other day onto one which is everlasting while also sending 25 high ranking foreign military trainers to the depths of hellfire.
Shaheed Abdur Rahman was born and raised in Kabul and had left the city 9 years ago along with his family to a European country. Shaheed Abdur Rahman was a handsome man who was blessed with beautiful manners. He was brought up in loving home and had attained high educated while at the same time was well versed in religious studies. He was a man of great character who possessed tremendous zeal for an Islamic Rule which needs no further elaboration after his heroic attack.