Paracelcus (151056) writes "Does anybody believe that Bin Ladin was killed on Sunday? It would seem that he's been dead since 2001, So is it propaganda? How about the "spontaneous" demonstrations outside the White House, rather like the Soviet era "spontaneous" demonstrations that used to crop up as punctuating important propaganda events." Link to Original Source top
Paracelcus (151056) writes "The gummermint want's you to believe that everything's OK, so that you can vote for Bush 2.5.3 AKA Obama, but actually it's just (book cooking).
Quote: “What we have is a falling participation rate, that is the number of people working compared to the number of adult citizens in the population as a whole,” he explained. “What I remain concerned about is that the reason the unemployment rate is coming down is because people are giving up and leaving the work force. Some of that is dues to being discouraged, some of that is due to the fact the baby boomers are starting to retire.” -Karl Denninger, the editor and founder of The Market Ticker" Link to Original Source top
Paracelcus (151056) writes "I received this via RSS, and when clicked on it was gone, what happened? Missing story follows.
"Dell Knew About Computer Failures
CrossChris writes " Freedom of information' has revealed details of a lawsuit against Dell where they admit that they knew about a high failure rate of their products, but hid it from their corporate customers! From the article: '...Dell apparently encouraged its salespeople and technicians to not let customers know about known defects, and said internally that most customers (those who had not bought more than 50 machines) would be subject to "fix on fail"—that is, the company would only help them when their machines broke down. An internal presentation on the Optiplex GX and SX270 acknowledges that the company had discovered "quality issues," but that employees should not proactively bring them to customers' attention.'" "" top
Paracelcus writes "Can a peach, go to prison!
Swat Team Raids Food Co-op in Rural Ohio
On Monday, December 1, a SWAT team with semi-automatic rifles entered the private home of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio, herded the family onto the couches in the living room, and kept guns trained on parents, children, infants and toddlers, from approximately 11 AM to 8 PM. The team was aggressive and belligerent. The children were quite traumatized. At some point, the "bad cop" SWAT team was relieved by another team, a "good cop" team that tried to befriend the family. The Stowers family has run a very large, well-known food cooperative called Manna Storehouse on the western side of the greater Cleveland area for many years." Link to Original Source