Posted by: quiscus | January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011

1.  “Serving Up Palestine One Slice at a Time

As of last week, 110 countries in the United Nations have extended diplomatic recognition to the State of Palestine.  All recognize Palestine as including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, essentially the borders as they existed prior to the June 1967 Six Day War.  Nearly every country in Latin America, Asia, and Africa has recognized Palestinian statehood and there are indications that many European nations will soon follow suit.  Which leaves the United States, yet again, on the wrong side of history.  In fact, Washington has gone in completely the opposite direction, insisting that there cannot be any Palestinian state until negotiations are completed between the two parties involved, meaning that Israel shall have a veto on any such development and will postpone it until some time in the next century.

I know there are readers out there who must believe that there is actually a secret, underground State Department, possibly concealed somewhere in the Department of Agriculture, that is actually going around the world and doing what is best for America and its people.  Alas, it is not true and what we are seeing is what we are getting. ”

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2011/01/19/serving-up-palestine-one-slice-at-a-time/

2.  “Fraudsters Invoke Wikileaks In New Scam

Like you and me, scamsters follow current events. But unlike you and me, they ponder how to use the news of the day to secure ill-gotten gains.

Which is why a scam being publicized by the Better Business Bureau is so astonishing and unsurprising at the same time.  People are getting telephone calls saying they’re in big trouble for visiting the Wikileaks web site–unless they pay up.”
http://blogs.forbes.com/williampbarrett/2011/01/19/fraudsters-invoke-wikileaks-in-new-scam/

3.  “Profits In Poverty
JPMorgan Is Making Big Money From Food Stamps!

JP Morgan is the largest processor of food stamp benefits in the United States.  JP Morgan has contracted to provide food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  JP Morgan is paid for each case that it handles, so that means that the more Americans that go on food stamps, the more profits JP Morgan makes.  Yes, you read that correctly.  When the number of Americans on food stamps goes up, JP Morgan makes more money.  In the video posted below, JP Morgan executive Christopher Paton admits that this is “a very important business to JP Morgan” and that it is doing very well.  Considering the fact that the number of Americans on food stamps has exploded from 26 million in 2007 to 43 million today, one can only imagine how much JP Morgan’s profits in this area have soared.  But doesn’t this give JP Morgan an incentive to keep the number of Americans enrolled in the food stamp program as high as possible?

There are just some things that are a little too “creepy” to be “outsourced” to private corporations.  The JP Morgan executive in the interview below does his best to put a positive spin on all this, but it just seems really unsavory for a big Wall Street bank to be making so much money off of the suffering of tens of millions of Americans….”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27301.htm

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