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Ted Newcomen is a citizen-journalist - someone who is tired of the lazy 'lamestream' media circus which is obsessed with the cult of celebrity and just recycles press releases for the establishment.

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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2010
US Government manipulation of the stock market? A recent economic study speculates on the widespread but under-reported belief that US government manipulation is actually behind recent stock market rally.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
How zombie banks and failing commercial real estate are impacting local economies Our tame, lazy, "mainstream' media has done a lamentable job of connecting the dots linking the TARP bailout program, executive bonuses, zombie regional banks, failing commercial real estate, and struggling local economic development. This article highlights one example -" just one of hundreds across the nation.
CCG - Fresh & Greens Supermarket failure, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2013
Catalyst Capital Group Inc - Not the smartest guys in the room! Hedge Funds are slowing taking over our domestic food chain. Not a good sign given their culpability in the recent financial meltdown. The failure of the Catalyst Capital Group to save the Fresh & Greens brand is symptomatic of the coming crisis in food retailing if this process is allowed to continue.
Corporate Welfare & Socialism for the rich, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2012
What will revolution look like in an era when we have more power as consumers than as mere voters? Our out of touch leaders and their lamestream media lackeys have no idea where the next revolution is coming from. We now have more power as consumers & texters than we ever had as mere captive voters
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2009
US Intelligence raises spectre of upcoming civil unrest in United Kingdom US Intelligence has identified an upcoming serious threat to internal security in the United Kingdom. Continuing street protests and counter-demonstrations in English cities threaten to leave British authorities flat-footed as the nation's media ignores new threats to civil order caused by radical Muslims and their opponents.
Photo of mad dictator with Gaddafi, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 26, 2011
Italian newspapers reveal how Berlusconi's government has been arming Gaddafi Italian journalists are doing their job & exposing the Berlusconi government's approval of weapons sales to Libyan madman Gaddafi. Why are US & British journalists not doing the same?
Dust off the pitchforks - Democracy is broken, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 8, 2014
Dust off the pitchforks - Home Foreclosure racket continues The lamestream media has totally failed to explain how the government's buy up of the finance industry's swamp of toxic debt actually works at a local level. Read on and discover how billions of your taxes are still bailing out the banksters, all thanks to our corrupt political mafia.
Bushmaster Carbine, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 22, 2012
If more guns will make us as safe as the NRA claims - then why isn't America already the safest nation on earth? Only a Gun-Liability Insurance Act (GLIA) passed by Congress can curb the sickness that ails this country. If more guns make America safer then why isn't the USA already the safest nation on the planet?
News Corps - Worse than cancer, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2011
Murdoch & News Corps -- The cancer eating the heart out of our democracy Rupert Murdoch & his News Corps group is a major threat to the future prosperity of the USA. This is not just about his avoidance of tax but the way he corrupts our political process.
From Images
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 20, 2010
The beautiful symmetry of the foreclosure racket Our 'lamestream' media has totally failed to expose the government's culpability in the current foreclosure scandal which sees genuine home buyers outbid by government quangos using taxpayer's money
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 11, 2011
New owners for XeServices - Private army sold but rotten apple doesn't fall far Cowboy mercenary outfit Blackwater may have altered its name to Xe Services and the company may be under 'new' ownership but the names of the players stay the same
The not-so-Smart Meter, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Not so "Smart' meters being installed across the nation by utility companies The corporate controlled 'lamestream' has done an excellent job ignoring the nationwide opposition to the introduction of so-called Smart Meters by the utility cartels which dominate our power supply
CCG Inc - Your food in their hands?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2013
Catalyst Capital Group Inc -- Questions about hedge fund expansion from casino management to controlling food supplies Hedge funds have helped to destroy the US economy. Should they now be allowed to take charge of the food supply chain?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2009
US Military Mental Health Crisis More US troops commited suicide in January 2009 than were killed in combat in both Iraq & Afghanistan. Mental health entry standards for new recruits have been lowered & subsequent problems are medicated with a dangerous cocktail of psychotropic drugs despite manufacturers warnings. This story follows the tragic history of one soldier - just one of thousands
The Shantytown outside of the Allenridge Commuity Center, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2014
How low can capitalism sink? Look to the new S.Africa How sick is the capitalist system? To what depths will it plunge to make money out of the poor and disenfranchised? Read on and discover the 'new democratic' S.Africa
Corporate Welfare & Socialism for the rich, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PNC Bank - Greed goes unchecked Billions of tax-payer backed dollars rescued the banks from their own greed. Non-one went to jail & the banks continue to close branches, put up fees, award themselves huge bonuses, & pay dismal rates for hard working savers. Corporate welfare is now the bedrock of American capitalism.
Where did he get his weapons?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The nations who armed the Arab dictatorships -- Pot, Kettle, Black? Yet another story the 'lamestream' US media circus doesn't want to talk about. Who has been arming & training the Middle Eastern dictatorships?
Foreclosure scam - Costing taxpayers millions of $s, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2012
Foreclosure scam update - It just gets worse! Billions of taxpayer $'s are still being wasted as the government buys up the bank's toxic assets via the home foreclosure process. This is an update on a two year old story that shows nothing has changed - the scam goes on!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2009
New Anti-Islamic Working Class Group Rattles British Government A new anti-islamic white working class grass-roots organization has got the British political establishment rattled. The English Defense League (EDL)has moved in to fill the vacuum caused by widespread disenchantment with traditional mainstream parties as the UK struggles with the economic recession.
Jim Lehrer, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 6, 2011
Karaoke journalism & the 'lamestream' media circus The US 'lamestream' media plumbs new depths with its failure to hold our national leaders to account. PBS is no better than Fox, ABC, CNN etc
Corporate Welfare & Socialism for the rich, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2011
"time For Outrage" -- Wall Street And The Banksters Are The New Third Reich! If there is one book that every American must read it is Stephane Hessel's 'Time for Outrage - Indignes-vous!' The ninety-three year old veteran of the French Resistance to the Nazi occupation explains how history echoes with the rise of the new financial elite who currently occupy our democracies.
London riots, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Why do the Brits riot? Because they can! US 'Lamestream' media misses the point yet again. What's the truth behind the riots in the UK?
Mad leader poses with Gaddafi, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hypocrisy of world governments over Libyan conflict -- It's only OK for Gaddafi to murder his people "diplomatically' - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was a particular friend to dictator Gaddafi. Developing close business contacts, weapons deals, and the release of the Pan Am bomber
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 5, 2012
Biggest loser in the Presidential debate? - Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer's dismal performance as invigilator in the first of the Presidential debates has been totally overlooked by the nation's talking heads
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2013
US Senators still feeding from the same trough of questionable companies Some of our Senators continue to mix with the most unsavory types and feed from the trough of corporate scumbags. As usual, the 'lamestream' media are looking the other way.
Murdoch - The cancer eating democracy, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Murdoch Inquiry - Media tycoon pleads the Sergeant Schultz defense The inquiry into the Murdochs & News Corps in London is a whitewash. The real scandal which is rotting the core of our democratic process is being totally ignored
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2014
The United States of Amerika - Just another oxymoron? Criminal Justice and the United States of America are oxymorons. Police killings and racism are not the cause of our problems, they are merely the symptoms
Delmarva Power - Posterchild for corporate welfare, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Delmarva Power -- Yet another example of shoddy service & unjustified rate rises Only after banks and the US auto industry come the utility companies as poster children for corporate welfare. Delmarva Power is making yet another application to increase its delivery charges on top of the 40% rise in the past six years
BrainRush, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 3, 2014
The new vivisectionists - Online education by BrainRush. Is it really braindead? Online education is the new gold rush. But is it little more than social engineering that will make billions for the big corporations?
Socialism for the rich founded on corporate welfare, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2012
Endgame in Sight for Greek Crisis Signals End to the Euro Fiasco The "lamestream" U.S. media has fallen into the trap of following the 99 percent of Greeks instead of what's happening to the top 1 percent. The collapse of the Greek economy is days away. The captains of Greek finance and industry have already left the sinking ship!
Steampunk - ACA rollout?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Affordable Care On-Line -- The ultimate steampunk fiasco? The internet rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a shambles. Here's a consumers eye view
Grasping mad former national leader meets dead man walking, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2013
Ex PM Blair keeps his snout deep in the trough Former world leaders & political has-beens like Tony Blair are cleaning up big time on the lucrative speaking-circuit gravy train, all funded by the banksters who were bailed out by the public purse. This is money circulation at its darkest!
Mad leader poses with Gaddafi, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 2, 2011
UN hypocrites ban arms sale to Libya -- Too little, too late? The American & British 'lamestream' media has been wringing its hands about Gaddafi murdering hundreds of demonstrators but has been conspicuously silent about the hypocricy of UN members who have been selling weapons to the dictator which he is now using to kill his own people
Corporate Welfare & Socialism for the rich, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Terrorists destroy 1,000 US homes! Now didn't that get your attention? We are being fed a diet of junk by the 'lamestream' media which promotes trivia and allows our incomptent economic & political leadership to go unquestioned and unaccountable
London riots, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
British Home Secretary Teresa May - Anything But Clear on the UK Riots! British politicians and the police are in a verbal war over the UK riots and broken Britain, where just papering over the cracks won't work any more.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2009
Massive police presence successfully contains UK street protests Nearly 1000 British police successfully contained potentially violent street demonstrations between the EDL & their opponents in the UAF in Nottingham this Saturday, 5th December
Google-Parameter, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 30, 2013
Google Executive Chairman Let's Slip Again That His Firm Is a "Profitable Capitalistic 'Country'" Large multinationals are becoming more powerful than nation states. Google's Chief Executive repeats a Freudian slip while defending his corporate tax- dodging scams.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Hope, hopeful, hopefully - The media leitmotifs of the decade The words 'hope', 'hopeful', and 'hopefully' are the leitmotifs of the tame news media in the current decade.
Sheila Bair, Ex-head of the FDIC.
Now President of Washington College and in a spat with the local town council over the payment of property taxes, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2016
Ex-FDIC Chief pleads poverty on property tax contributions The former head of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, is pleading poverty in a spat over paying property taxes in her now job as President of Washington College, MD.
Mad leader poses with Gaddafi, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2011
UN hypocrites ban arms sale to Libya -- Too little, too late? As usual the US 'lamestream' media has conveniently forgotten who supplied madman Gaddafi with the weapons & military training now being used to kill thousands of demonstrators. Chief among the guilty is ex-British PM Tony Bliar.

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