Corzine Again Asked Where is the $1.2 Billion

“I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled.” The former Golman Sachs CEO, US Senator and governor of New Jersey replied.
"Come on, leave the man alone. He's already told you he doesn't know what happened to the 1.2 billion dollars." President Obama then spoke in defense of his top campaign bundler of funds.

There Will Be Chaos....

Photos taken in Cairo on Saturday, December 17

CAIRO (AP) - Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers swept into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, chasing protesters and beating them to the ground with sticks and tossing journalists' TV cameras off of balconies in the second day of a violent crackdown on anti-military protesters that has left eight dead and hundreds injured.
The violent, chaotic scenes have brought to the fore the simmering tensions between the ruling military council that took power after Hosni Mubarak's ouster and activists demanding the generals transfer power immediately to civilians.

From February of this year:


Obama OutBushes Bush. Cheney Joins Obama Re-Election Campaign

Despite his promise to veto amendments within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) President Obama said Wednesday he will approve the law allowing the U.S. military to arrest and hold anyone it deems a terrorist, even on American soil.
Obama Authorizes Indefinite Detention of Amerikan Citizens on Amerikan Soil



US Main Ally in the Middle East Beheads Woman for Practicing Sorcery

RIYADH: A Saudi woman was beheaded on Monday after being convicted of practising sorcery, which is banned in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said.
Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was executed in the northern province of Jawf for "practising witchcraft and sorcery,"

Greece. The Birthplace of Democracy

«The country has no need for elections, but rather a capable government that will work towards averting the danger it faces,»



The red line is wages as a percent of GDP – the blue line shows the sum of those same wages – as augmented by increased consumer debt (borrowings) – again as a percent of GDP.

Headlines from the Athens News

Seven armed robberies in Attica
One in two cannot afford heating oil
Venizelos calls for unity
More than 80 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the government, according to Public Issue, which conducted a telephone survey of 1,008 people between December 1-5.

Greece has fastest rise in suicide rates in Europe
According to experts, the suicide rate in Greece has increased by 40 percent in the first five months of 2011 and the rising trend coincides with the start of the economic crisis.