news roundup 13 March


Richard Moore

New York: Sptizer forced out over trivial offense
March 13, 2008 Spitzer Resigns in Sex Scandal and Turns His Attention
to Healing His Family By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI and DANNY HAKIM Gov. Eliot Spitzer,
  whose rise to political power as a fierce enforcer of ethics in public life
was undone by revelations of his own involvement with prostitutes, resigned on
Wednesday, becoming the first New York governor to leave office amid scandal
in nearly a century. - Thurs, Mar 13 2008 3:07 am

Engdahl: Even Bush family is going down in the economic collapse!
Bush family private equity fund in deep trouble as Financial Tsunami
rolls on By F. William Engdahl Global Research, March 10, 2008 Carlyle Capital
Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of one of the most influential USA private equity
funds and closely tied to the Bush family, is in default on several of its
securities. Carlyle is an offshore subsidiary of the Washington-based Carlyle
Group, one of the most politically powerful private equity firms of the past
two decades. The severity of its liquidity problems indicates that the
unfolding financial crisis is taking major parts of the US financial and
political elite down with it. Among the leading partners of the Carlyle Group
in recent years have been George H.W. Bush, father of the President; James
Baker III, the Bush family1s attorney and ‘fixer;1 former UK Prime Minister
John Major. - Fri, Mar 14 2008 5:10 am

Pentagon Cites Tapes Showing Interrogations
"The officials said it appeared that only a small fraction of the tens of
thousands of interrogations worldwide since 2001 had been recorded." - Fri,
Mar 14 2008 5:12 am

"Have you ever wondered what it would actually take to transform our global
economy into a much cleaner, greener and hopefully sustainable machine?" [link]
  Rachel's Democracy & Health News #950 Thursday, March 13, 2008 ...March 13,
2008 PLAN B 3.0 -- MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION - Fri, Mar 14 2008 5:12 am

White House Offers Plan to Ward Off Credit Crises
Whatta load of crap. The Fed intentionally orchestrated the subprime crisis,
and now we are supposed to be grateful that they're 'solving the problem'.
- rkm
White House Offers Plan to Ward Off Credit Crises By
STEPHEN LABATON WASHINGTON Ð After months of watching a growing credit crisis
made worse by steadily eroding home prices, the Bush administration responded
on Thursday with the outlines of a plan that officials emphasized is meant
more to prevent future crises than to address the current one. - Fri, Mar 14
2008 5:16 am


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