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The fact that the younger Bush asked Colin Powell, the new Secretary of State, for clarification about US “regime-change policy in Iraq” within 72 hours of taking office in 2001 certainly suggests that the Bush family had kept a close eye on the situation in Baghdad over the previous decade.
Scholars working on the contemporary Middle East are living through something of a golden age where evidence is uniquely plentiful for three reasons.
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The creditor filing reveals a number of other revelations about Alpha Natural Resource’s undisclosed political operation. For instance, the company gave money to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a trade association that spent over $35 million during the election last year, largely to benefit GOP candidates.
Alpha Natural Resources quietly provided money to a dizzying array of organizations pushing right-wing ideas and politicians.
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Capitalism got bad reputation especially after the crash of '29 and the depression. They then have conference where they decide to have major propaganda campaign to equate capitalism and Christianity

How Corporate America Invented Christian America; How one reverend's big business-backed crusade altered the political landscape.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/how-corporate-america-invented-christian-america

In December 1940, as America was emerging from the Great Depression, more than 5,000 industrialists from across the nation made their yearly pilgrimage to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, convening for the annual meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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of this book

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
http://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-Corporate-ebook/dp/B00PWX7R56/

from one of the amazon book reviews: His chapters lay the necessary groundwork nicely for the two most revealing chapters, "Our So-Called Religious Leaders", which largely deal with efforts to pass a constitutional amendment requiring school prayer, and "Which Side Are You On?", an intense look at how shamelessly Richard Nixon and his administration publicly made God "their own".

more recently there are also the periodic accounts of Nixon covert dealings with the NV to boycott the peace talks and prolong the war (treason)

note earlier in the same year, June1940, Germany hosts a victory celebration also at the Waldorf-Astoria with major industrialists who were there to learn how to do business with Nazis, "Intrepid" loc1901-4: One prominent figure at the German victory celebration was Torkild Rieber, of Texaco, whose tankers eluded the British blockade. The company had already been warned, at Roosevelt's instigation, about violations of the Neutrality Law. But Rieber had set up an elaborate scheme for shipping oil and petroleum products through neutral ports in South America. With the Germans now preparing to turn the English Channel into what Churchill thought would become "river of blood," other industrialists were eager to learn from Texaco how to do more business with Hitler.
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Telling companies they have to disclose if they are financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is too big a step toward totalitarianism, the D.C. Circuit rules.
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China has resumed work on a set of banking cyber security regulations it suspended earlier this year, reviving a potential source of friction with the United States just weeks before Xi Jinping makes
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Bernanke fought hard battle in the courts to prevent disclosure what he was doing behind the scenes with the tens of trillions in ZIRP funds. After the FED was finally forced to make public what they were doing, Bernanke told the press that he thought that the TBTF would use the ZIRP funds to lend to mainstreet, but when they didn't, he had no way to force them (but he also didn't stop the ZIRP funds).

Note supposedly one of the reasons Bernanke was chosen as new chair of the FED was because he was a depression era scholar. However, the FED had tried something similar in the 30s and wallstreet had reacted similarly ... so there was no reason that Bernanke should have expected them to do anything different this time.
"Evidence in support of Bernanke's view of the channels through which QE works is at best mixed. There is no work, to my knowledge, that establishes a link from QE to the ultimate goals of the Fed inflation and real economic activity. Indeed, casual evidence suggests that QE has been ineffective in increasing inflation."
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more FED

Greenspan Imagines Better, Alternate Universe in Which Greenspan Was Not Fed Chair
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/18/greenspan-imagines-better-alternate-universe-greenspan-fed-chair/
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Germany's internal spy agency traded surveillance data on its citizens for access to XKeyscore, Die Zeit newspaper says.
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I especially like the reference to tightly-coupled systems ... when we were doing high availability systems for IBM ... a big issue was fencing and isolation. Earlier this morning I had opportunity describing moving NCAR
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filesystem off mainframe and HYPERchannel to IPI-disks and HIPPI switch. One of the issues was getting 3rd party transfer added to the HIPPI switch standard and also path authorization that could be dynamically turned off&on and then working through all possible scenarios where two end-points might communicate and making sure all possible cases could be "fenced".
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Now is the time to understand more about vuln, so that we may fear less.
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Demonstrating why Menzie Chinn stated, "The ALEC economic outlook ranking is, in my assessment, a manifestation of faith based economics."
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ALEC rankings should be renamed the Dumb Rankings.

They're so out of paradigm* that it's embarrassing to read them.
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* fiat_currency_operations paradigm
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The business community is launching a big push for the Cyber Information Sharing Act over the recess, with the Chamber of Commerce pushing hard and now the Financial Services Roundtable's Tim Pawlenty weighing in today. Pawlenty is fairly explicit about why banks want the bill: so that if ...
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