Saturday, March 13, 2010


.."Some of the cases involve people who are suspected of having mailed tens of thousands of dollars to themselves from Iraq, or of having stuffed the money into duffel bags and suitcases when leaving the country, the federal investigators said. In other cases, millions of dollars were moved through wire transfers. Suspects then used cash to buy BMWs, Humvees and expensive jewelry, or to pay off enormous casino debts.
Some suspects also tried to conceal foreign bank accounts in Ghana, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Britain, the investigators said, while in other cases, cash was simply found stacked in home safes." (for full article - click on title)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lehman Brothers Holding Inc Chapter 11 Report

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chapter 11 Proceedings Examiner’s Report

Jenner & Block is providing links to the Report of the Examiner in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The Examiner’s report is divided into nine volumes, which are reproduced below in individual Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
The Examiner in this matter was Anton R. Valukas, Chairman of Jenner & Block. Please direct any inquires regarding the below report to:

A Bit of RWNJ Background to Put US Today in Perspective

The Armageddon Plan

by James Mann  The Atlantic Monthly  March 2004

One of the questions studied in these exercises was what concrete steps a team might take to establish its credibility. What might be done to demonstrate to the American public, to U.S. allies, and to the Soviet leadership that "President" John Block or "President" Malcolm Baldrige was now running the country, and that he should be treated as the legitimate leader of the United States? One option was to have the new "President" order an American submarine up from the depths to the surface of the ocean—since the power to surface a submarine would be a clear sign that he was now in full control of U.S. military forces.

This standard—control of the military—is one of the tests the U.S. government uses in deciding whether to deal with a foreign leader after a coup d'├ętat.
"One of the awkward questions we faced," one participant in the planning of the program explains, "was whether to reconstitute Congress after a nuclear attack. It was decided that no, it would be easier to operate without them."

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

GUESS WHO is the cog behind the wheel at FreedomWorks...

  • 19??-1990: Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee
  • 1990-1993: Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 1993-1996: Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller (R-FL)
  • 1996-2004: Executive Vice President of CSE
  • 2004- : President CSE
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We'll start with The New Hampshire Gazette's excellent database developed during the last presidential campaign.