Jul 12, 2006

Prey Tell...

82 Comments:

Anonymous Karl said...

Oink! Oink!

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out a CIA agent - get a cookie

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Wilson outted her first.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No laws were broken. The only reason Libby was indicted was because he has a bad memory. No one has been indicted for the initial charge of outting a CIA agent. Her husband outted her long before Libby or Rove became involved.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 12, 2006; A04

Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak acknowledged for the first time yesterday that he identified three confidential administration sources during testimony in the CIA leak investigation, saying he did so because they had granted him legal waivers to testify and because Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald already knew of their role.

In a column to be published today, Novak said he told Fitzgerald in early 2004 that White House senior adviser Karl Rove and then-CIA spokesman Bill Harlow had confirmed for him, at his request, information about CIA operative Valerie Plame. Novak said he also told Fitzgerald about another senior administration official who originally provided him with the information about Plame, and whose identity he says he cannot reveal even now.

"I'm still constrained as a reporter," Novak said in an interview. "It was not on the record, and he has never revealed himself as being the source, and until he does I don't feel I should."

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The primary source was not a political operative," he said, and he mentioned Plame's role in the middle of a conversation about other subjects. "I don't believe it was part of a plan to discredit anybody."

A spokesman for Rove, Mark Corallo, said Novak's account of phoning Rove confirms what the White House strategist has said. "Karl never reached out to any reporters," Corallo said. "They called him."

Novak said he and Rove had differing recollections of what happened when he asked about Plame. Novak recalls Rove saying, "Oh, you know that, too?" Rove, according to Corallo, has said he responded, "I've heard that, too."

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Deep Anus said...

Dick Cheney - his ass is mine.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I certainly wouldn't have used her name if anyone had indicated she might be in danger," Novak said.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

"Fictional" eh?

Novak's column (except for the first two paragraphs) was yanked last night and then put up again this a.m. I'm curious if it was edited.

Have a great day, everyone! Gorgeous here in southern Vermont. Come eat artisan cheeses and enjoy the natural beauty!
Nan

P.S. That psychosocial stuff John Dean is talking about is interesting, eh?

8:40 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

No laws broken but they get legal waivers?

Yeah OK right.

In the same regard then Bush outed his terrorist finance tracking program long before the NYT did.

This Administration picks and chooses morality just like a whacko fundy chooses and rejects his Bible verses to live by.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

'Bout time DoD...

Army dumps Halliburton
By Reuters
Jul 12, 2006, 01:33

The U.S. Army will discontinue its multi-billion dollar contract with oil services giant Halliburton Co. to provide logistical support to U.S. troops worldwide, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Halliburton, formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney, has drawn scrutiny for its work in Iraq from auditors, congressional Democrats and the Justice Department, which is investigating potential overcharges for fuel, dining and laundry services.

Texas-based Halliburton is the world's second-largest oil services company and the U.S. military's biggest contractor in Iraq. The logistical support is performed by Halliburton engineering and construction unit Kellogg Brown & Root. Last year, the Army paid the company more than $7 billion under the contract, the Post said.

Army officials defended the company's performance but said Pentagon leaders decided multiple contractors would give them better prices, more accountability and greater protection if a one contractor fails to perform, the newspaper said.

Halliburton maintains that its billing disputes with Defense Department auditors have been resolved and that its work has received rave reviews from the military, the Post reported.

The Pentagon's decision on Halliburton comes as the U.S. contribution to Iraq's reconstruction begins to wane, reducing opportunities for U.S. companies after nearly four years of massive payouts to the private sector, the newspaper said.

According to the report, the Pentagon plans to split the Iraq work among three companies to be chosen this fall and Halliburton would be eligible to make a bid.

A fourth firm would be hired to help monitor the performance of the three contractors selected, the newspaper said.

Rep. Henry Waxman of California, the top Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee and a frequent Halliburton critic, welcomed the move away from the exclusive contract with Halliburton as a good first step, the Post said.

"When you have a single contractor, that company has the government over a barrel," Waxman said. "One needs multiple contractors in order to have real price competition. Real competition saves the taxpayer money."

© 2006 Reuters

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Kentucky Woman said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
Video_50_year_study_says_conservatives_
0711.html

Hello folks!

Vacation and Sinus surgery have kept me rather busy..but I had to include the link to the RawStory article about the study Nan referenced in her post.

Fascinating stuff.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter ROCKS!!!!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

Hay Fits. Yew spelt Pray rong yew dum ridge runner.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Dismantling the Nation...

I’m for this.

This is al Qaeda’s primary objective also.

What better way to do this, than to support the “stay the course” policy advocated by
Bush & Co.?

There is no longer need for physical attacks on US soil.

Should the ‘balking’ of the Nation’s 60% need debunking, simply bring forth ‘questionable’nations of world also speaking in favor of
the Nation’s 60% and their views.

And make sure this is headline news in the MSM.
Nothing else makes the average Joe (the 30%)more distrustful and paranoid than support, (like
ending wars or bringing home troops),
from nations of questionable’nature.
Europe? Russia? China? India?

Average Joe’s approach?
Trust no one. And do the opposite of what they say.
No one can look out for US’s interests better than the USA.

Average Joe’s reasoning is known throughout the world.

There is no better or more powerful weapon to use against the USA than average Joe’s reasoning.

Al Qaeda knows this.
The World knows this.

And average Joe?
...goes on reasoning.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous 6 Miles from Jackasses in the WH said...

If, by some stroke of genius by the Fitz team
OR by the silly debunking/deflecting/sally-nonsense
going at the Oval, this will hit
'prime-time' of 'elections' this year,
fine.

COME ON -- MAY WE GET THE DOGS BEHIND THE BARS?

Convinced Karl is on the machinations to control, manipulate the electronic voting for said election period.

If his 'friends' may help shed light on a different version which may be based on truth to undo any 'deal struck w/Fitz & Co',


ALL GOOD

9:31 AM  
Blogger just say no to fascism said...

Don't those NeoCons know how to tell the truth about anything?
They sicken me.
Only Fitz knows because he has their testimonies under oath.
But I'll bet that Karl is lying!
Am really looking forward to the day that I never have to see his face again.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous jeffie gannon said...

I'm looking forward to not seeing his ass one day myself.

It's getting old.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Wednesday!

Ho hum... Well, the topic of discussion is about Novak's version of the truth. Hmm. I called this another Danielle Steel novel made for T.V. drama.. So, are we supposed to hail Novak for "coming clean?" Please... That man is in so much crapola in this leak case. So, we are supposed to believe Bob Novak's fictional version of bullshit this morning and run like gerbils to believe this version? I don't think so! I am waiting for the version that the one-armed bandit or Santa Claus was the source for Novak! You know, it just plain ridicious. And Rove and Novak go way back in the Gerbil 41 good old days. But, it is interesting that all of sudden his give his "Days of Our Lives" version of this story now and named Rove as the source (yet we all knew Rove was his source. I really want to say to him: And?) yet both of them were "released" by Fitzgarald with a temporary freedom pass. Again, this is just diversion and another distortion of the truth to sway the public away from the real truth behind this WH conspiracy!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Waas Up said...

More about this story on
National Journal

9:57 AM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Yeah, I'll bet Karl's ass is looking mightly old.

Don't envy his wife one bit!

Ha Ha Ha!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Waas Up:

Like I said from my comments this morning, Novak is deeply involved in the leak case than what he telling the public. And thanks for passing along the National Journal article as a reminder.

Cheers!

10:03 AM  
Blogger just say no to fascism said...

I think Murray Waas from the National Journal is a very gifted reporter.

I read that certain sources say that Waas is the next Woodward.

But only the Woodward from the Watergate days, not the Woodward now.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Whatchadon'tsay said...

The title of this thread: 'nuff said.

10:16 AM  
Blogger teak said...

http://enews.earthlink.net/article/
int?guid=20060712/44b473c0_3ca6_
1552620060712-78146590

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin lashed out at Vice President Dick Cheney ahead of this weekend's G-8 summit, calling his recent criticisms of Russia "an unsuccessful hunting shot," according to a television interview broadcast Wednesday.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby had a bad memory, yeah, I've seen incestuous fathers use that to get out of having to support their sexually abused daughters-"I don't remember." A Catholic would call that a sin of omission. Leaving out the answer. Leaving out the truth on purpose.
Who would be the first choice to out her to if you were her possibly angry husband and looking for revenge or out of anger? Her boss. Or bosses. Novak, why even lead us to think that you weren't alert of being in the CIA and talking about her could incite danger! Duh!
Can I scan up what I have on Novak from the investigation? Let him answer to what we found or no? I'll be back to check in a few hours.
SARAH

10:22 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yes, Murray Waas is. I heard him speak on C-Span at the blogger conference not too long ago. He has integrity until like Bryon York.

Switching gears:

Folks,

connect the dots in the new twist regarding NatWest/Enron scandal. As you know from yesterday article from WSJ that the 3 men from UK that are involved in that scandal is being deported to the U.S. Well, here is bizarre twist:

A possible witness linked to the U.S. probe to the financial scandal of NatWest is found dead.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1227489,00.html

Something smell funny? Lay is assumed dead on July 3 and now cremated and a possible witness to the 3 men involved in fraud connecting to the collapse of Enron is found dead and his body was found... The man has been missing since Thursday of last week.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I really want to start scanning, but I don't want to compromise anything. God! I hate it, Never knowing how far the truth should go? I don't want anyone put in danger- for me- I really don't mind danger-if it puts this nation on track-how far do we sacrifice? Novak, I suggest you get honest before I get really pissed. SARAH

10:29 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

This is more of Porkrind's speaking engagement in Los Angeles yesterday. Interesting that he was booed by the audience and Bill Richardson wasn't. Here an excerpt from the LA Times:

In a lunchtime talk at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, the Republican advisor outlined Bush's plan for stronger border security, workplace enforcement, a guest worker program and earned legalization for undocumented immigrants.

He understands immigration is a positive force in this country … vital to keep this country going," Rove said, prompting applause from the crowd of a few thousand.

But he drew scattered boos when he highlighted Bush's recent approval of $1.9 billion in funding for more border security, including deployment of National Guard troops, and was disrupted twice by hecklers who unfurled antiwar and anti-Bush banners.

Rove, who shared his own family story of Norwegian immigrants, also told the crowd that assimilating by learning English was critical to both national unity and boosting the pay and career potential of immigrants. "English binds us together as Americans and enables us to share our common life," he said.

Speaking after Rove, New Mexico's Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson outlined his own immigration plan — which was strikingly similar to Bush's. Unlike Rove, however, he was not booed when he promoted tougher border security to crack down not only on illegal immigrants, he said, but also on drugs and violence.

Rove's appearance comes as both parties try to tap the fast-growing Latino electorate, which is becoming more independent. About 40% of Latinos voted for Bush in the 2004 election, compared with 56% for Democratic candidate John F. Kerry

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, like a Leo I'll go calm down, with a huge smile on my face. Does anybody know why Bush and Daley had dinner yesterday or the day before? Daley likes to terminate any leaks of his politics with that little white pill- the name is right on my tongue- looks like a tab of asprin and causes grand mal heart failure- Daley gets those from somewhere and .. oh well, signing off for today- am moving today- gotta go! SARAH

10:47 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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10:47 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And one more comment:

Fitzgerald,

If you are reading this blog and just read my posting about Rove's speech as how he has Norweigan family of immigrants and how he is trying to relate to the Latino community, take a deep breath and take the biscuit out of your mouth from barfing at his comments! I know that you have to real choice words for the Porkrind about how he is trying to give a snowjob to the latino community and audience about his heritage!

10:48 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

The Saudi Prince has just put his home in Aspen up for sale. Just $135 Million...16 bedrooms. He said, "he is too busy to stay there" Hmmm...something is really fishy in Aspen lately!!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

More in the news:

Special Prosecutor Ronnie Earle is suing Spanky DeLay:

Earle sues over DeLay investigation secrecy

From Murray Waas' blog:

Why did it take two and one half years for Robert Novak to disclose details of his co-operation with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald?

http://whateveralready.blogspot.com/2006/07/why-did-it-take-two-and-one-half-years.html

11:07 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB,
Maybe you could ask the Saudi Prince if you could take a vacation at his $135 million home? LOL!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Stephen Pitt said...

I'm happy Fitz extracted what he need from Pinky.

C'ya... Dick.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/pimp_&_father.html

11:13 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Bandar's 15-bedroom, 16-bathroom, 56,000-square foot mountain palace - complete with a racquetball court, indoor pool and outdoor water features - is up for sale because the prince is too busy to enjoy it.

Bandar's Mansion

11:16 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Stephen:

Sweet Daddy Gerbil.. Ha Ha! Great picture. That lame duck President pimped and hosed the taxpapers. We now know that Darth was the pimp and the Gerbil was nothing but the hooker to solicit money. Yes, Pinky and the wingnut brain's days are being numbered.

S-Q,

With that amount from that home, I think the entire bloggers on this blog can vacation in that home! I never heard of that amount of money for a home. I wonder what is the square footage on that home?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

You just answered my question, S-Q.

56,000 sq ft on Bandar Bush's home? Oh, goodness, that is way too much for me! I certainly would get lost in a week in that mansion before I even enjoy myself.

11:22 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:
56,000 sf !! How many servants does it take to maintain that?

11:24 AM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Justice Department lawyer tells Congress: Bush 'always right'

RAW STORY
Published: Wednesday July 12, 2006

An exchange between Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Justice Department legal council chief Steven Bradbury regarding prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay ended with Bradbury announcing "the President is always right," RAW STORY has learned.

Leahy had asked Bradbury about what the Department of Justice had advised the President, and how certain decisions regarding Guantanamo Bay had been made. A transcript of the rest of the exchange follows:

#
MR. BRADBURY: Well, Senator, I think -- as I said in my testimony, obviously the court's decision does not call into question our ability to hold detainees --

LEAHY: Not my question. The president said very specifically -- and he said it to our European allies -- he was waiting for the Supreme Court decision and that would tell him whether he was supposed to close Guantanamo or not. After, he said it upheld his position on Guantanamo. In effect, it actually said neither. Where did he get that impression?

BRADBURY: Well --

LEAHY: The president's not a lawyer. You are. The Justice Department advised him. Did you give him such a cockamamie idea or what?

BRADBURY: Well, I try not to give anybody cockamamie ideas, and I --

LEAHY: Well, where'd he get the idea?

BRADBURY: Obviously -- the Hamdan decision, Senator, does implicitly recognize that we're in a war, that the president's war powers were triggered by the attacks on the country, and that law of war paradigm applies. That's what the whole -- the whole case was about --

LEAHY: I don't think the president was talking about the nuances of the law of war paradigm. He was saying that this was going to tell him whether he could keep Guantanamo open or not. Afterward, he said it said he could.

BRADBURY: Well, it's --

LEAHY: Was the president right or was he wrong?

BRADBURY: It's under the Law of War that we --

LEAHY: Was the president right or wrong?

BRADBURY: -- the president is always right, Senator.

This is just so ridiculous, I have to laugh!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

ha ha ha ha you are so funny!!!

And so right too, yes!!!

The real story...

Find out the truth today and the TRUTH of our elections!

:)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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11:32 AM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

When I saw this image I thought this is me!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, someone came up with a creative image pic.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha:

And that is something to really laugh at. The President is always right. Uh huh.. Yeah, well, I really would believethat when Reverend Ike takes the bus! When the Gerbil's lies finally catches up to him, we can all say that the President is always right: right about lying to the American people.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Stephen Pitt said...

Thanks spb! I wouldn't want to have been one of Cheney's Energy Task Force attendees about now. I hope Lay gave something to the feds before he was heart-attacked and quickly cremated.

How would Al Capone have handled such a witnesses?

http://www.light-to-dark.com/cabush.html

11:35 AM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Roger,

Forgot to tell ya, glad to have you back!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"When I saw this image I thought this is me!"

Whatever floats your boat.. We certainly need some entertaining on this blog..

11:36 AM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Riddle me this, Batman: why does Novak even bother writing any more? How can he possibly think he has any credibility?

Sarah: is it potassium something?

12:14 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

SPB

This blog does get really serious sometimes. Humor makes the world go 'round!

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Pitt said...

Pinky changes the game, modifies the board design, thereby cheating those who obey the laws of the game.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/karl_saves_george_bush.html

12:16 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Bob Novak evidently thinks that he is still a serious journalist even though he is now at Faux News!

What a kneeslapper!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Hey Y'all,

I just getting on the blog late.. I just read about Mr. Novak's side of the story and about his sources. It is interesting that he now comes forward with this information. And didn't he say about a year ago on T.V. that to ask the President Bush who leaked the Valerie Plame's name before he left CNN? It makes me wonder if he is really telling the truth. Got to run. Late for an appointment..

12:19 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Hey all -- since I can't make myself actually WATCH any Faux News -- do they really use the word journalism to describe what they do? Just wonderin'.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

fussbudget:

To add to that, can Faux News really use the slogan: Fair and Balanced? After buying and seeing the movie: Outfoxed, that documentary really showed the rise of Faux News and that so called media gives every meaning to the song: Dirty Laundry! The word is not journalism. The word is propaganda. The slogan should be Faux News: Distort and Bullshit!

12:31 PM  
Blogger ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha said...

Fussbudget,

They think that they are journalists, but of course Faux News is where one goes when a "serious journalist" like Novak and others (And they know who they are) go when their careers are all but dead in the water.

12:32 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

"A possible witness linked to the U.S. probe to the financial scandal of NatWest is found dead."
-------------------------

Why wasn't this guy under witness protection? Especially, in a high profile case, Enron??

12:34 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

S-Q,

That is a UK problem not a U.S. problem. The government have been trying to get the 3 men involved in NatWest sent to the U.S. for quite some time. It was issue with the U.S. and UK. The laws in the UK are different from the U.S. law. But, someone wanted than man out of the way. And it is too close to home for that man to be dead and Lay being "dead." I remember the 3 men in NatWest being connected to this big fraud in U.K. amd connection to Enron collapse. But, we have to wait to hear the autopsy of that man. The real question is: is there other witnesses in this case?

12:43 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Stephen,

Your Chimp Pimp and His Higher Father is awesome! ROFLMAO

Very funny: the money bars; you nailed Ambien's sneer; and of course the quintessential pimp himself is snarky & evil-looking as always...thanks for the laugh...
******************************

Very concerned about all of the dead bodies showing up around Enron...I sure hope somebody is still alive has the direct link to Dumbya and Ambien...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Not so great news. While we were all sleeping. From Thinkprogress:

Administration To Request Another $110 Billion For Iraq Next Year
Yesterday, the White House released its FY2007 mid-session budget review with great fanfare, celebrating its projection that the deficit will be nearly $300 billion this year.
Buried within the mid-session review, the White House reveals that it will ask Congress for another $110 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year. From the document:


http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2007/pdf/07msr.pdf

In 2007, to fund the anticipated additional costs of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, this Mid-Session Review assumes an additional $60 billion in budget authority will be needed later in the fiscal year, for a total allowance of $110 billion. This update also provides a $50 billion allowance for a portion of additional costs anticipated in 2008 for the Global War on Terror.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

SPB,

"Administration To Request Another $110 Billion For Iraq Next Year"

Ambien Cheney needs more money bars to take a nap by!!!!!!! Just p*sses me off...

12:51 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Biloxi and ha ha3: got it, courtesy of college course catalog: Creative Nonfiction.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

There is more info on the NatWest/ Enron. I had to look at a UK newspaper. The U.S. media doesn't tell you anything!

Mr Coulbeck is understood to have been a former finance director for the bank in North America until about five years ago when he returned to Britain to become head of group treasury at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

He is thought to have committed suicide. Unconfirmed reports said that he had been interviewed by the FBI as a witness to the case.

When the US prosecutors put together their extradition packs there were a number of witness statements in there. There was only one witness statement from America - all the rest were from Natwest.
"One of those was from Mr Coulbeck. It was not anything to do with the specific allegations. It was merely a report of what his function was within the bank, rather than being a witness statement as to evidence," he said.


http://politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,1818826,00.html

Hmmm. So, Coulbeck was the person American that was the witness and the other fron NatWest. Possible suicide? I really want to know this man's autopsy! But, why him? What did he know?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Ambien Cheney needs more money bars to take a nap by!!!!!!! Just p*sses me off... "

And yes, it does, Chimp Coulter! This country is going to be bankrupt with the rate the Gerbil is spending. What pisses me off is that he is relly pulling the wool over the public's eyes on how much he is stealing and giving to Iraw and himself.. I just found out from a close friend that a well known U.S. bank will be outsourcing jobs overseas to a country that I cannot mention but the employees don't know about it.. And that is ashame. As we have a huge deficit that we know have and continues, it will be much harder and harder for folks to survive economically. This is turning into a third world country!

1:01 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Exactly SPB!! Why would he committ suicide? He was a witness...not a target! Suspicious, yes?

1:01 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

We're all paying such a high price for gas and we know who benefits from that! The CEO who gets $400 million and the Saudi Prince, Bandar, who has a $135 million home!!

Like you say, SPB, cut them off from the milk machine!!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Here some more information about the witness in the NatWest/Enron:

Profile: Neil Coulbeck

US prosecutors allege that, in 2000, the men persuaded NatWest to sell a stake in a Cayman Islands-based company called SwapSub to executives at Enron for less than its true value.
It is alleged they bought a share in the company for themselves before selling it on and pocketing the profits - around £1.5m each - to the detriment of NatWest. The men deny all the charges.
RBS subsequently took over NatWest following a £23bn battle with Bank of Scotland.

1:10 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:
Your link doesn't work on that one.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:36 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Here is the link, S-Q:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/enron/story/0,,1818890,00.html

1:40 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And speaking of NatWest/Enron story. I dug up some interesting information about the Royal Bank of Scotland where Coulbeck worked at:

Oct. 9, 2005, 12:35PM
CLASS-ACTION SUITS

New hope for victims of Enron's stock fall

It's possible that $10 billion will be ready to be doled out in two years, lawyers say

More recoveries expected

A news release when Lerach obtained the latest settlement in the case — one with CIBC for $2.4 billion in August — said "further large recoveries are anticipated."
The release then noted that remaining defendants in the investors' suit include Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Sorry, the link to that article:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/enron/3387538.html

1:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Interesting thought about Windbag Novakoholic:

From Christy from FDL:


According to the NYTimes, the AP, CNN, and Bob Novak himself, Karl Rove and Bill Harlow were two people with whom he spoke about Valerie Plame Wilson.
Well, duh!
How long have we known both those breaking news facts? For-ev-ah! But the real news nugget — his initial source for the information? Nada, zip, zero.


From the Next Hurrah:

From Emptywheel:

He backs off describing Plame as working in counterproliferation again when he describes his conversation with (presumably) Armitage. His only mention of anything to do with Plame's covert status comes in his parsed statement that suggests (presumably) Armitage and Rove will not be prosecuted for the IIPA violation.
That Fitzgerald did not indict any of these sources may indicate his conclusion that none of them violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.
Yet even there, he backs off claiming that no one will be charged for the violation, or even knowing that Fitzgerald won't indict his sources for an IIPA violation.
In other words, Novak changes the story completely, turning a case about the outing of a covert operative into a story about Plame intervening to suggest her husband for the Niger trip.


http://thenexthurrah.typepad.com/the_next_hurrah/2006/07/he_said_he_said.html

From Swopa:

That's a question I'd like to see someone ask Novakula, just for the sake of clarification if nothing else. Who was the first person to tell him that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA? Did he know this when he spoke to his supposed "primary source"?

http://www.needlenose.com/node/view/3133

2:31 PM  
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3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Saudi Prince the one that was a neighbor to the late Hunter S. Thompson's property? Remember he committed 'suicide' when the whole Gannon/Guckert deal came out and those other two people were arrested that might have supplied some answers to certain questions. Gannon mouthed off about the Plame deal, too...didn't he? And he sure 'knew' things before the rest of the press seemed to know, pillow talk? Other leaks from the WH?

http://usliberals.about.com/od/
peopleinthenews/a/JournalistJeff.htm

Who is the link from Talon News to Enron/Raptor I/Talon?

Raptor I/Talon. The Raptor deals were designed to use appreciated Enron stock to hedge against volatile assets. In April 2000, Enron and LJM2 set up an SPE named Talon LLC. Harrier, an Enron subsidiary, invested $1,000 equity in Talon for “special interest limited partnership equity,” entitling Enron/Harrier to execute equity swap transactions with Talon, and, under certain circumstances, to all of Talon’s profits exceeding $41 million. Source documents, however, indicate that Talon was never designed to earn profits: it was designed to absorb Enron’s mark-to-market losses.

http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/
2003/0403/features/f042403.htm

3:26 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Congrats Novak! This tops anything from Tony Snow for stupidity this week (so far):

"I certainly wouldn't have used her name if anyone had indicated she might be in danger," Novak said."

In other journalism 'news,' there were ads for Geraldo's show yesterday about a segment on a hit man hired to assassinate Geraldo. Hmmm, I wonder if the topic of where to send donations to make that happen came up or not.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

As I said before Fox news needs viewers so they put Novak and Matlin on air with so stupid stuff. Novak gives a little just to get the headlines. Matlin knows law after having a dinner of KFC for Libby fund raiser. Sorry Fitz but Matlin is about as smart of Bradbury or both are in it for the money. I was disappointed in Bradbury I guess because he represent the DOJ yet his a suck up and I know most aren't. Live on TV making a fool of himself as if King George was real. Fitz look for the law suits to pour in now that Bush has admitted his broke the Geneva Rules. At the time these people were jailed and tortured Bush had broke the law only now to change it back. I was wondering too, Rummy/Cheney gave orders to our troops to torture so can they be leased from charges as they were only following oreders of the Commander-in-Weak.

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