“South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said hearings are planned concerning the Department of Justice’s use of taxpayer resources to smear its critics by colluding with left-wing advocacy organization Media Matters for America.”
Violence protests continued in many Middle Eastern and North African countries on Sunday, with conflicting reports over whether the Libyan Embassy attack was planned or spontaneous. Several Stories at the Guardian:
Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary was marked with small organized protests of a few hundred people in NY City with scattered arrests. Additional protests are expected this week, with heavy police presence planned in N.Y. City. Most indications point to a movement in steep decline.
Thousands protested over Japan’s proposed purchase of the disputed islands in the China Sea. Violence erupted in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, and Hong Kong in response to the Japanese Cabinet’s approval of the purchase by the Japanese Government from private Japanese interests. Video at Dailymotion and Al Jazeera:
“Health-care system squanders roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, a new study shows. Deep cuts to the US heath-care system may produce a more efficient, better-quality product.”
“Bill Maher made a comedy/documentary called “Religulous” that’s most famous for mercilessly mocking Christianity. But what people forget is that the last twenty-minutes or so of the film make a damning case against Islam.”
‘Vast majority’ support voter ID procedures
“Nearly 73 percent of likely voters say they agree that state and local voter ID laws that require voters to provide proof of lawful registration are a good idea, and Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have an advantage over Democrats on the issue.”
NHL Lockout ~ “The Sept. 15 deadline for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association passed without an agreement being reached. As a result, training camps will not open until agreement on a new CBA is reached.” ~ From NHL.com
Anti-American protests continue spreading throughout the Middle East. Unrest was reported in as many as 11 different countries, including Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Bangladesh and Pakistan. U.S. Embassies are on alert as leaders are squeezed between religious demands and secular free speech.
Blasphemy is a “Red Line.” Rape and murder, not so much:
Stock, bond and commodity markets continue to rally and the U.S. dollar declined after Thursday’s announcement of so called “Stimulus” measures. The Federal Reserve plans to buy as much as $40 billion a month in mortgages. There is widespread speculation that increased Treasuries purchases will be next. Most experts consider the moves to be disastrous for the U.S. dollar’s future value.
Read more on the dollar impact:
“Fed Easing ‘Kamikaze’ for the US Dollar: Analyst”
Changes to the Dow Industrial Average are planned for this October. Kraft is splinting into two companies and will be leaving the index. United Health Care was selected to be the replacement component.