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On the Agenda: Health, Housing, Stock Slumps and Swing Sets

By Ben Pershing
President Obama's next steps on what may be his top two domestic priorities -- housing and health care -- are coming into sharper focus this week, as his team works to calm worried markets and homeowners on the former topic while sketching out a longer-term vision on the latter.

The administration unveiled the details of its housing stabilization plan yesterday, offering subsidies and incentives to help owners refinance their mortgages and/or avoid foreclosure. Not everyone is thrilled with the details of the plan, but it generally received positive marks from the mortgage industry, which was eager for clearer guidlines. The stock markets also went up in response, though the Dow is expected to drop again today.

Yesterday's small rally aside, BusinessWeek says, "the honeymoon is over" for Obama on Wall Street, which supposedly blames him and his policies for the stock market slide of recent months. Investors (and some members of Congress) have been particularly unhappy with Obama's proposed tax increases, which could be why he is reportedly mulling a change in his plan to reduce deductions for charitable donations and mortgage interest.

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Posted at 8:25 AM ET on Mar 5, 2009  | Category:  The Rundown
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FYI: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS (special attention, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder)



Scribes, correspondents and producers:

Still-secret Bush Justice Department memos are believed to have approved the covert use of classified, silent microwave radiation weapons on U.S. citizens -- "targeted" under the pretext of the "war on terror" as "undesirables" and "dissidents."

Victims, including the journalist who authored the articles linked below, say these painful, debilitating and illness-inducing microwave assaults constitute torture and "slow-kill" (a military descriptive) homicide -- what could be described as an American genocide.

Victims of these assaults say their family finances are decimated by an array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" that involve the forced cooperation of private enterprise; surveillance and interception of mail and telecommunications; and the forging of billing, utility, banking and mortgage statements -- what they charge is a process of expropriation and theft by deception.

Sources say these covert programs were justified by the Bush Justice Department under legal theories that are said to include a suspected "nexus to terrorism" and, according to a source, the legal theory that weapons and/or medical experimentation on U.S. citizens is permissible if subjects are under federal investigation for suspected offenses.

These microwave weapons assaults have continued under the Obama administration, and are facilitated by an "extrajudicial punishment network" enabled by federal agencies; local police nationwide; and "community gang stalker" citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and volunteer organizations.


Victims have asked the FBI/Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation. They say officials have told them they see nothing to investigate, and hint that victim accounts are delusional.

Victims maintain that marginalizing the persecuted as "unstable" or "mentally ill" is a tactic being used to cover up crimes against humanity, a highly organized and well-funded social genocide.



• Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens;

• Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;

• Secret federal "programs of personal financial destruction."

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 5, 2009 10:28 AM

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