The LaRouche Plan
The Basement Project
Wall Street's hack writer, Paul Sperry, has released a new book, timed to preempt any serious evaluation of the report issued by the Financial Crisis Investigation Committee, the FCIC, also known as the Angelides Committee.
"I was just taken aback at the extent to which Wall Street has become a gambling casino, rather than a place that provides capital to build the American economy," the head of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Phil Angelides, told conservative radio host Michael Medved.
The European policy of continuing to bail out the Inter-Alpha Group system is leading to the bankruptcy of the region's central banks. The first could be the Irish Central Bank, followed by Portugal, Greece, and ending with the European Central Bank itself.
In assigning responsibility for the 2007-08 financial collapse. the Final Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) places crucial emphasis on banking deregulation, and particularly the erosion and repeal of Franklin Roosevelt's Glass-Steagall Act.
The possibility of differentiating our senses comes from our ability to determine the means by which they are aroused. The game of peek-a-boo teaches babies that although their eyes may be covered, the world they see does not disappear. The connection between one aspect of understanding one’s surroundings, and the eyes, is developed: vision is not reality. The different perception of an object when it is placed in the mouth shows the mouth to be a location of particular sensibility. Objects not in the mouth do not have the same richness of perception as when they are in contact with the tongue. This can be a fun game for a baby, separating an object’s taste from its other qualities, and learning that their fingers cannot taste. A childhood cold teaches the differences and connections between taste and smell: foods taste different, although the tongue itself is unimpaired. Similarly, playing with the ears teaches of their function. Touch functions only when one’s body is in contact with an object. Thus, the body, the world beyond, and our means of learning about it, become consciously differentiated.
After Le Figaro ran a superficial article on the Angelides Report, yesterday's coverage offered by an analysis in Les Echos brought up some of the essential points.
The Law and Public Safety Committee of the New Jersey State Senate got an earful, on Feb. 7, when it held a hearing on the impact of police and fire department layoffs on public safety. The panel heard from police officers, fire fighters, and the fiancé of a Lakewood police officer killed in the line of duty on Jan. 14.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued an alert on Tuesday that a severe drought threatens the wheat crop in China. The FAO said that 5.16 million hectares of China's 14 million hectares of wheat fields had been affected by the drought, and that 2.57 million people and 2.79 million head of livestock faced shortages of drinking water.
The sense of smell is absolutely unique in its evolutionary primacy, its emotional power, and the heterogeneity of the impressions it provides. At its inception, what was to become the sense of smell was simply the ability of life to respond to its surrounding environment. Bacteria moving towards higher concentrations of food sources are using what can be considered a sense of smell, just as a dog following a trail is smelling its path. The simple sense of smell of the bacteria still exists in complex life in a new form: the internal regulation of bodily processes by means of chemical messengers. Just as river-spawning ocean fish recognize their birth stream by smell, so may people be brought back to memories of childhood by the smell of a familiar house, town, or food. The rich variety of smells, not simply of different shades, but of wholly distinct types and characters, makes the field of smell one that is uniquely difficult to categorize, quantify, and describe, and one that is singularly rich.