June 26, 2017

Quotes of the day

Winning? Just about any analysis of the 2012 presidential election should start with words to the … [Read more...]

HSBC in Settlement Talks With U.S. Over Money Laundering

HSBC in Settlement Talks With U.S. Over Money Laundering HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), which is under … [Read more...]

Deutsche Bank’s Business With Sanctioned Nations Under Scrutiny

Deutsche Bank’s Business With Sanctioned Nations Under Scrutiny Federal and state prosecutors are … [Read more...]

White House “dusting off old plans” for potential oil-reserve release

Strategery. Rising gas prices never bode well for incumbents in national elections, and if … [Read more...]

NYT: Oddly, our dependence on Saudi oil seems to be rising

Like our gas prices. Who’d have predicted this? Just about everyone, as Josh Trevino reminded … [Read more...]

Did We Just Find Someone to Take On the Banks?

Did We Just Find Someone to Take On the Banks? To see how the federal government has pursued … [Read more...]

NY Throws A Wrench Into Crony Banksterism

The Market Ticker – NY Throws A Wrench Into Crony Banksterism Hoh hoh hoh…. (Reuters) … [Read more...]

WaPo: Plouffe took $100,000 from firm doing business in Iran

The "open hand"? What does David Plouffe do when he’s not helping Barack Obama campaign for a … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Strength. A top Mitt Romney foreign policy aide on Sunday said the GOP presidential candidate would … [Read more...]

Netanyahu: Obama’s sanctions haven’t hindered Iran by “one iota”

Oof. Yikes — this kind of puts a highly visible dent in Team Obama’s recently assertive … [Read more...]

Will Obama sign the Arms Trade Treaty?

Shall not be infringed. The UN-sponsored Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is being negotiated and finalized … [Read more...]

Bad news: Russia not terribly fond of Romney

"In the first year of his presidency, we may have a full-scale crisis." Okay, okay, I admit it: I … [Read more...]

Time for a new leak: U.S. and Israel developed “Flame” computer virus, say “western officials”

Hmmm. Unlike the last few mega-leaks, this one’s not aimed at glorifying Obama’s James … [Read more...]

Syria minus the US equals regional power struggle

Nothing changes except American will. One thing Barack Obama’s presidency has done is lay bare just … [Read more...]

Iran: Disregard that whole “fatwa-against-nukes” thing, mm-kay?

Never mind! Old and busted, Iranian style: Islam forbids us to have nuclear weapons, you paranoid … [Read more...]

Gallup: Obama’s 10 points off his 2008 pace with Jewish voters

Change. Since he knows more about Judaism than any other president, you would think he’d be … [Read more...]

Obama: I’m offended that my hyperpolitical administration is being accused of leaking classified info for electoral gain

Integrity. Via Mediaite, profound righteousness from a guy who’s been zealous in prosecuting … [Read more...]

Just a reminder: Iran still closing in on the bomb

Still enriching after all these years. [Only Graph 2 is reproduced with this post.  To view both … [Read more...]

US officials leak claims of credit for Stuxnet in partnership with Israel

Media gives credit to Obama, but ... The US and Israel partnered on the Stuxnet worm years ago in a … [Read more...]

Flame on: The greatest cyberweapon ever?

Target: Iran. Now that you’re done with the NYT piece on Obama’s Al Qaeda “kill … [Read more...]

Iranian military commander: Yeah, we’re totally going to annhilate Israel

Goal. Just in case anyone doubts the intentions of the Iranian mullahcracy if they start producing … [Read more...]

U.S. ambassador to Israel: We’re “ready” to attack Iran if necessary

Talking trash. Why in the world were these things said? “It would have been better to solve it (the … [Read more...]

U.S. ambassador to Israel: We’re “ready” to attack Iran if necessary

Talking trash. Why in the world were these things said? “It would have been better to solve it (the … [Read more...]

Romney scolds reporter after social-issues questions: “Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?”

"The economy? The growth of jobs?... The challenges of Iran?" Via BuzzFeed, a fun way to end Gay … [Read more...]

Video: The freaky quadruple deaky “tanning mom” clip

It's come to this. Via Mediaite, I’ve been looking around all day for a palate cleanser. And … [Read more...]

Castro warns on possible Chavez death: “Any mistake made by Obama could provoke rivers of blood”

Venezuelan Spring? With our ongoing military engagement in Afghanistan, Syria on the verge of civil … [Read more...]

US signaling approval of low-level uranium enrichment in Iran?

Changing positions, or changing tone? Almost five years ago, Barack Obama promised to end the … [Read more...]

Egyptian parliament considering bill legalizing, er, sex with spouse after death?

Farewell. Reminds me of that story in 2006 about Iran supposedly requiring its Jewish citizens to … [Read more...]

Lieberman: White House should probe its own staff’s behavior in Cartagena

"It's a reasonable question." Could the sex scandal in Colombia spread to the White House?  Joe … [Read more...]

Iran: Give us enriched uranium, and we’ll stop enriching ours

End game or same old stall? Has Iran finally decided to settle the years-long dispute over its … [Read more...]

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