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APRIL 2007

Studies disagree on shaken-baby syndrome -- In the decade since her conviction, attorneys say, many experts have studied the physics and biomechanics of shaken-baby syndrome and have concluded that shaking alone could not have produced the child's injuries without leaving other evidence of abuse.

Power Hour Chatter: Australia Begins Secret Talks On Evacuating Half Of Continent Due To Epic Drought By: Sorcha Faal -- Shocking reports from the Kremlin today are showing that just under one week from Australian Prime Minister Howard’s urgent plea to his citizens to pray for rain to fall on their drought ravaged Nation, the Government of Australia has entered into secret negotiations with the United States and their Commonwealth allies for the ‘proposed’ evacuation of upwards of 11 million of its 20 million citizens.

FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE -- Simple Firearms refresher course.

Experts may have found what's bugging the bees -- A fungus that hit hives in Europe and Asia may be partly to blame for wiping out colonies across the U.S.

ACTION ALERT: SHOW ME THE LAW -- THERE IS NO LAW!!!!  Making the average American liable for the income tax!!  It's time to stop asking and waiting and START TELLING the rest of America the TRUTH!! America has the right to know it is being robbed by a ruthless and amoral band of lawless bureaucrats while those we have elected and those we have placed on our court benches to protect us merely look away.

VIDEO: Canadians Fight North American Union -- This video is a MUST SEE for all Americans, Canadians and Mexicans who value personal freedom and Liberty above all else.

Is America a Police State?  Speech by Ron Paul in 2002 -- "In a free society, the government's job is simply to protect liberty- the people do the rest. Let's not give up on a grand experiment that has provided so much for so many. Let's reject the police state."

Executive Order 12803 -- Here is how they are able to sell us out. This Presidential Executive Order, signed by George the Greater, April 30, 1992, which puts all government assets up for sale or auction to the highest bidder. Somehow, this includes every level of government even though the President's jurisdiction is restricted to the Federal government.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senate passes last CDA moratorium bill 27-4! -- In yet another historic move in the Legislature, not only did the Senate vote to suspend several rules to take-up the last vehicle to pass a private toll moratorium, HB 1892, early but also senators amended the bill to put the Department of Transportation on a tighter leash during the moratorium period.

Is the Chicken You Eat Poisoned With Arsenic? -- You were probably as surprised as I was to find out that nearly three-fourths of commercially raised chickens will be contaminated with arsenic because they were fed contaminated food. Read More...

Bush Official Resigns in Wake of Scandal -- Randall Tobias , head of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, abruptly resigned Friday after his name surfaced in an investigation into a high-priced call-girl ring, said two people in a position to know the circumstances of his departure.

82 Inmates Cleared but Still Held at Guantanamo -- More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line up places to send them, according to Bush administration officials and defense lawyers.

Australia 'could be hit with own uranium' -- FREEING up uranium exports could fuel a new nuclear arms race and enable nuclear attacks on Australia, Greens leader Bob Brown has warned.

Tax protest backers vow to disobey -- For supporters of Ed and Elaine Brown, a federal judge's decision to sentence the tax-protesting couple to 63 months in prison wasn't the big news Tuesday. In part, that's because it will have no immediate effect on the couple, who remain holed up in their fortified Plainfield home. Instead, the couple's supporters are reacting to an announcement by the federal marshal that anyone who helps the Browns evade capture might be subject to arrest.

$2000 to clean up biohazard from broken CFL bulb -- According to an April 12 article in The Ellsworth American, Bridges had the misfortune of breaking a CFL during installation in her daughter's bedroom: It dropped and shattered on the carpeted floor. The potentially hazardous CFL is being pushed by companies such as Wal-Mart, which wants to sell 100 million CFLs at five times the cost of incandescent bulbs during 2007, and, surprisingly, environmentalists...even though it contains high levels of mercury.

Bush Approval Rating Falls to 28% -- Lowest Level So Far, in Harris Poll.

Taiwan missing million of bees also -- Taiwan's bee farmers are feeling the sting of lost business and possible crop danger after millions of the honey-making, plant-pollinating insects vanished during volatile weather, media and experts said on Thursday.

More pet food made with tainted protein pulled -- Chenango Valley Pet Foods has begun voluntarily recalling pet foods manufactured with a certain shipment of rice protein concentrate, the company said Thursday. Read More...

ROCK WASHINGTON, DC NOW: FDA, SUPPLEMENTS AND SO-CALLED HATE CRIME BILL by Devvy Kidd -- FDA is nothing more than a pimping operation for the big pharma houses. The question is this: does the FDA have any authority to regulate natural food supplements and vitamins, never mind water?

VIDEO: LSD - Army Drug Tests With Sound FX -- Experimentation on the troops.

VIDEO: Happy Springtime (Bush Is Over) -- It's Springtime, a new birth. Music video presented by and performed by Op-Critical featuring the Harmonic Angels. Imagine Peace!

YouTube Video: The World's First Bionic Burger -- True story about a man who's been saving hamburgers, cheeseburgers and Big Macs from McDonalds for over 18 years...and they look EXACTLY the same!!
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American Red Cross Announces New Chief -- The American Red Cross said today that it had chosen Mark W. Everson, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, as its new chief executive. The appointment ends a search that has lasted more than a year, as the Red Cross struggled to overcome criticism of its performance after Hurricane Katrina and waited for Congress to pass legislation changing its governance structure.

TRANSCRIPT of Bill Moyers: Legendary Broadcaster Bill Moyers Returns to Airwaves With Critical Look at How U.S. News Media Helped Bush Admin Sell the Case for War -- Moyers makes the case that the press has yet to come to terms with its role in enabling the Bush administration to go to war on false pretenses.

No bees? Not just strange, but scary -- When you consider that perhaps half the plants in nature depend upon pollinators like bees to reproduce, you have to wonder what a future without bees holds - not just for the animals that live on those plants, but for human beings.

U.S. officials exclude car bombs in touting drop in Iraq violence -- Car bombs and other explosive devices have killed thousands of Iraqis in the past three years, but the administration doesn't include them in the casualty counts it has been citing as evidence that the surge of additional U.S. forces is beginning to defuse tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo -- The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration’s detention policies.

Ed & Elaine Brown get five years -- A federal judge sentenced tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown to more than five years in prison yesterday, giving them sentences at the top of the range recommended by probation officers but below sentencing recommendations offered by the prosecutor. The couple did not attend the hearing, and Ed Brown refused to recognize the sentence or the federal court that issued it.

Over 450,000 Federal Workers Are Tax Deadbeats -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and ranking Republican Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to President Bush today complaining that over 450,000 federal workers and retirees owe $3 billion in federal taxes. The Senators also released this tax delinquency data, showing that the largest percentages of federal employee/retiree tax deadbeats are in these departments and agencies: Read who they are....!

Rep. Kucinich Has Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Vice President Richard Cheney -- This is not about politics or the next election, it is about wrongdoing at the highest level of our government and it should be punished. No one is above the law. It's time now for us to follow through by asking the rest of Congress to get on board with the American public, and by letting the media know where we stand.

U.S. soldier accused of aiding the enemy -- A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel has been charged with nine offenses, including aiding the enemy, the U.S. military announced Thursday. Lt. Col. William H. Steele was accused of providing "aid to the enemy" by supplying an unmonitored cell phone to detainees, a U.S. statement said.
Related Article: Ex-commander of US prison in Iraq detained

British Army review Prince Harry's deployment to Iraq -- British army chiefs are wrangling over whether to send Prince Harry to Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday, amid one of the bloodiest months for British forces in Iraq. The Sun newspaper said the second lieutenant could be stopped from being sent to southern Iraq because insurgents could target him, putting his troops in extra danger.

Residents organize to oppose Blackwater -- An ad hoc organization entitled “Clearwater,” has drawn regional attention for its opposition to the Blackwater training facility recently opened in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

Pentagon wants to end controversial spying program -- The Pentagon wants to close a domestic terrorism spying venture that has drawn criticism for collecting information on peaceful activists inside the United States, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Water: Spencer Massachusetts Declares 'Mass Casualty -- Spencer Massachusetts's fire chief has declared a mass casualty incident and a few residents have been taken to St. Vincent's Hospital. It would seem that too much sodium hydroxide was released into the town of Spencer's water system causing a dozen people to be sent to the hospital Wednesday morning because of chemical burns.

U.S. Health Freedom on Verge of Collapse by Byron Richards, CCN -- If S1082 becomes law and the FDA is allowed to enter relationships with foreign countries without any Congressional mandate or oversight we can kiss health freedom goodbye – as well as our dietary supplements. Read this article to see what you can do to help!

Governors object to expanded federal authority to deploy National Guard -- Giving the president more authority to mobilize the National Guard in domestic emergencies has threatened to derail state disaster planning and response, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley told U.S. senators Tuesday.

Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry -- The Office of Special Counsel will investigate U.S. attorney firings and other political activities led by Karl Rove. Not again: We will leave no stone unturned!!

U.S. examines if human food tainted -- Health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a chemical linked to a recall of pet foods and livestock feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today.
U.S. examines if pet food contaminant in human food -- FDA officials said they would inspect imports of six grain products used in foods ranging from bread to baby formula for traces of melamine, a chemical thought to have killed and sickened cats and dogs.

Ranger alleges cover-up in Tillman case -- An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star was cut down by friendly fire in Afghanistan said Tuesday a commanding officer had ordered him to keep quiet about what happened.

Tillman's brother blasts military -- Pat Tillman's brother accused the military Tuesday of "intentional falsehoods" and "deliberate and careful misrepresentations" in portraying the football star's death in Afghanistan as the result of heroic engagement with the enemy instead of friendly fire.

SSRI Stories -- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), of which Prozac was the first, launched in December 1987. Other SSRIs are Zoloft, Paxil (Seroxat), Celexa, Sarafem (Prozac in a pink pill), Lexapro, and Luvox. These drugs are widely employed as first line treatment for depression. Other antidepressants included in this list are Remeron, Anafranil and the SNRIs Effexor, Serzone and Cymbalta as well as the dopamine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant Wellbutrin (also marketed as Zyban). Please wait a couple of minutes for the website to load.

Ron Paul: Presidential Candidate: U.S. In Danger of Dictatorship -- Presidential candidate Ron Paul has warned that the US is now at a crisis point because the people have been so neglectful of protecting their liberties and big government has been so effective in eroding them. He warned that the elite are prepared to concoct events to scare the American people and asserted that the 2008 Presidential election is a contest between the people who care about their freedoms and those who are willing to succumb to the temptations of dictatorship.

Mike New Update April 23, 2007 -- Former Army Specialist Michael New's petition to the US Supreme Court, asking them to review his case, and the lack of due process and the sudden change in the legal "standard of review" applied to it, has been denied. Thus ends a legal battle that began in August of 1995.

Blair defends global terror fight -- Tony Blair has warned that terrorism continues to be a "global" threat and needs to be fought whether it is in "Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else".

Australia Microchipping Pet News -- As from 1 May 2007 the Domestic (Feral and Nuisance) Animals Act 1994 requires all dogs and cats newly registered with Council to be microchipped before Council can accept the registration of the pet. This also applies to any dog or cat being moved into the municipality.

It's Not Just Pet Food -- Lost amid the anxiety surrounding the tainted U.S. pet food supply is this sobering reality: It's not just pet owners who should be worried. The uncontrolled distribution of low-quality imported food ingredients, mainly from China, poses a grave threat to public health worldwide.

Former Russian Leader Boris Yeltsin Dies -- Former President Boris Yeltsin, who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, has died, a Kremlin official said Monday. He was 76.

FDA asks if pet food tainted on purpose -- Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost their apparent protein content, federal officials said Thursday.
Criminal Probe Opened in Pet Food Scare -- The FDA has opened a criminal investigation in the widening pet food contamination scandal, officials said yesterday, as it was confirmed that tainted pork might have made its way onto human dinner plates in California.

Two Photos Of Cho Show Different Men (?) -- You decide!

U.S. Exposed Personal Data -- For more than a decade, the Census Bureau posted on a public Web site the Social Security numbers of 63,000 people who received financial aid, officials said yesterday. The apparent violation of federal privacy law prompted concerns about identity theft.

IRS response letter -- Be sure to read the highlighted areas within this letter.

Fed wiring Social Security payments to illegals in Mexico? -- Officials with the Federal Reserve and Social Security Administration insist payments are not going to illegal aliens but admit they cannot be certain. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has launched a new task force to address the "growing" problem of benefit fraud, including in the Social Security Administration.

Soldier says he was deployed with head injury -- “He has a profile that says he can’t always understand orders because of his brain injury — but they’re giving him an Article 15 for disobeying orders,” Pogany said. “This kind of treatment is very pervasive across the board.”

National Depleted Uranium Conference 2007 -- Saturday, May 19, 2007 a major conference on depleted uranium is scheduled for East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Investigators probe Blue Angels crash -- April 22: A 32-year-old pilot was killed during the crash of a Navy Blue Angels jet at an air show in Beaufort, S.C. NBC’s Mark Potter reports on how the pilot was living a dream. Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis of Pittsfield, Mass. was in his second year with the Blue Angels, the team known for its high-speed, aerobatic demonstrations, Lt. Cmdr. Garrett Kasper said.

Americans Keep Dying WEEKLY REPORT -- Numerous articles on Americans Who Keep Dying in combat.

VA rejects proposed fixes for case backlog -- No, no, no and no was the response Tuesday from the Department of Veterans Affairs to four bills pending before Congress to reduce the 600,000-case backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. That means “no” to HR 67, sponsored by Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., that would allocate $25 million a year — about $1 for each living veteran — to improve veterans’ outreach programs, and would give grants to states to pay for education and training programs for state and local veterans’ agencies.

Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder -- Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder.

Beef recalled for E. coli in 5 states after illnesses -- The recall was issued Friday for about 100,000 pounds of frozen patties produced by Merced-based Richwood Meat Co. Inc. from April to May 2006 and distributed in California, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Virginia Tech gunman's family feels 'hopeless, helpless and lost' -- The family of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-hui Cho spoke out for the first time Friday, saying in a prepared statement that they felt "hopeless, helpless and lost" and were left heartbroken by the "terrible, senseless tragedy" the deeply troubled young man inflicted on fellow students and teachers.

DU: Soldier Health Scare Back in News -- While the military continues to deny the connection of depleted uranium to sicknesses plaguing returning servicemen and women, a newly mandated study stemming from legislation signed by President Bush in October is just getting under way.

George Washington's Blog -- Numerous articles relating to 9/11 such as "Government Heard 9/11 Plans from Hijackers' Own Mouths'

Photos of Shooter from Barry Chamish -- Be sure to check out this information.

Seung-Hui Cho Was a Mind Controlled Assassin -- Seung-Hui Cho was a mind-controlled assassin, whether you believe he was under the influence of outside parties or not, the fact is that the cultural brainwashing of violent video games and psychotropic drugs directly contributed, as it does in all these cases, to the carnage at Virginia Tech on Monday morning. See bizarre recently taken photograph of Cho wearing a U.S. Marines uniform.

Supreme Court to review Michael New's case 20 April 2007 -- On October 10, 1995, the 1/15 Battalion of the 3rd infantry Division of the U.S. Army came to attention at 0900 in Schweinfurt, Germany. All but one of the 550 soldiers were wearing a sky-blue baseball-style cap with a United Nations insignia on the front. One was wearing the olive-drab flat cap that is authorized to be worn with the Battle Dress Uniform. With this simple act of disobeying a direct order, Spc. 4 Michael New set the stage for a legal battle that has profound implications for the future of American soldiers into service of the United Nations without the constitutional permission of Congress.

Senate votes to put brakes on private toll roads -- The Texas Senate voted unanimously Thursday for a two-year moratorium on private company toll roads — although stopping those projects won't solve the state's bulging highway needs, a leading lawmaker warned.

Mycoplasma Registry Reports- Antibiotic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis-mycoplasma as the cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis -- The proposed theory of mycoplasma as the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is presented. Is antibiotic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis effective?

FDA Asks if Pet Food Tainted on Purpose -- Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost their apparent protein content, federal officials said Thursday.

Experimenting with Drugs on the Less Fortunate -- A Johns Hopkins study suggests that paying volunteers to test new drugs attracts mostly the poor, who, to their own detriment, keep coming back for more.

Massacre leads to debate about mental health laws requiring 'imminent danger' for commitment -- ''It does raise some questions and a concern about a system that can find someone imminently dangerous and not continue to follow up on them and make sure they are getting the treatment they need,'' said Mary Zdanowicz, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center.

FEMA to Take Lead Role in Coordinating Disaster Aid -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will replace the American Red Cross as the agency in charge of coordinating the provision of shelter, food and first aid to victims in disasters under an agreement disclosed by a Senate panel yesterday.

Rep. Doolittle Gives Up Committee Seat -- Less than a week after the FBI raided the Northern Virginia home of his wife, Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) gave up his coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee today amid concerns that he had used that post to advance the interest of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and other allies.

Justices Uphold Abortion Procedure Ban -- The Supreme Court's new conservative majority gave anti-abortion forces a landmark victory Wednesday in a 5-4 decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure nationwide and sets the stage for further restrictions.

At Least Two Shot At University of Missouri -- The Columbia Missourian newspaper is reporting that at least two people have been shot at the University of Missouri, Columbia. April 18, 2007

Cho's sister works for McNeil Technologies -- THE sister of the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history works as a contractor for a State Department office that oversees billions of dollars in American aid for Iraq.

Full Statement of Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps (ret) - Retired U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Pilot -- If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or ... to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you?

Texas Lawyers Fought the IRS and Won -- The $1.34 million check was the result of a settlement between the Browns and the government in Alan Brown, et al. v. United States, a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit the couple filed three years ago in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' -- Comprehensive coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting.

Controversial Immigration Billboard Goes Up in Tulsa, OK -- Two former Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers have paid for a billboard in East Tulsa that is getting a lot of attention, and is sure to cause some controversy. News On 6 anchor Lori Fullbright reports the men are calling themselves outraged patriots, and say they've had enough of illegal immigrants.

Lawyer outlines a broader conspiracy in search for FBI documents on Oklahoma City bombing -- A Utah attorney alleges informants gathering information on Timothy McVeigh or his associates warned the FBI about the plot to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building but the agency took no action to stop the 1995 attack. The allegations are made in a brief filed Monday in a lawsuit by Trentadue, who believes his brother s death in a federal prison was linked to the bombing.

Menu Foods adds to pet food recall list -- The product added to the recall list was Natural Life dog food with a date on the bottom of the can of Nov/22/09 and UPC number of 12344-07114.

Virginia Tech shooter an English major, 23 -- The gunman who killed 30 people at Virginia Tech's Norris Hall before turning the gun on himself was student Cho Seung-Hui, university police Chief Wendell Flinchum said Tuesday.

At least 31 dead in Va. Tech shooting rampage -- A gunman opened fire in a dormitory and a classroom at a college in Virginia on Monday, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history. The gunman also was killed, and at least 22 other people were injured.

Gonzales hearing postponed because of Virginia Tech shootings -- The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed Tuesday's questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the firings of eight federal prosecutors, saying the proceedings would be inappropriate in light of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Mark Dice's 9/11 Truth Jam Contest Entry -- Young people getting involved to demand justice for 9-11 and get out the truth. did this!

Excellent PLANE Chemtrail Photo - Click Here!
* Chemtrail Videos You may want to check out: Major Rudy on Chemtrails PLUS the ones on the right hand side are good also.

AEROSOL SPRAYING WILL KILL POLITICIANS, TOO by Devvy Kidd -- "I know time is an issue, but the issue of aerosol spraying is literally a matter of life and death."

9/11 Truth Europe -- The movement is growing stronger!!

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers about Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to possible serious health risks from eating olives that may be contaminated with a deadly bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The olives are made by Charlie Brown di Rutigliano & Figli S.r.l, of Bari, Italy and are being recalled by the manufacturer.

Twice-wounded GI killed on 3rd tour of combat duty in Iraq -- "My brother was diagnosed with PTSD, extreme depression, and still he was sent back," she said of his third tour.

Walter Reed no surprise to Gulf War vets -- The ailing vets are too sick and too realistic to expect any justice. All they want now is for Congress to budget some money for honest research into their problems so that maybe some treatments can be found to make their lives a little easier.

Alert: FDA Attempting to Regulate Supplements, Herbs and Juices as "Drugs" -- Where are the pitchforks and torches?!!!  A new FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as "medical devices" and require FDA approval. The document is called Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is accepting public comments on the docket until April 30th.
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Imported food rarely inspected -- Frozen catfish from China, beans from Belgium, jalapenos from Peru, blackberries from Guatemala, baked goods from Canada, India and the Philippines — the list of tainted food detained at the border by the Food and Drug Administration stretches on. "FDA doesn't have enough resources or control over this situation presently," said Mike Doyle director of the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, which works with industry to improve safety.

N.D. bans forced RFID chipping -- North Dakota has become the second state in the U.S. to ban the forced implanting of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in people. The two-sentence bill, passed by the state legislature, was signed into law by Gov. John Hoeven last Wednesday. Essentially, it forbids anyone from compelling someone else to have an RFID chip injected into their skin. The state follows in the steps of Wisconsin, which passed similar legislation last year.

Don't Forget! -- Angry truckers to encircle D.C. with 'blockade' -- The protest is scheduled for April 23-25 to coordinate with the "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" rally and radio talk show marathon in Washington planned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

‘Nothing to Hide,’ Attorney General Insists -- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a measured apology for his mistakes in the dismissal of eight United States attorneys, but said in testimony prepared for a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he had “nothing to hide” and that none of the prosecutors were removed to influence the outcome of a case.

I.R.S. Audits Middle Class More Often, More Quickly -- Middle-class Americans, listen up: the I.R.S. is much more likely to audit you this year. Those caught cheating can expect to pay about $4,100 more on average in income taxes.

Chavez calls 9/11 gift for Bush -- Venezuelan President has labeled 9/11 attacks on US as "a gift for Bush," saying it enabled the US government to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Texas is amassing an unprecedented amount of information on its citizens -- Piece by piece, Gov. Rick Perry's homeland security office is gathering massive amounts of information about Texas residents and merging it to create the most exhaustive centralized database in state history. Warehoused far from Texas on servers housed at a private company in Louisville, Kentucky, the Texas Data Exchange -- TDEx to those in the loop -- is designed to be an all-encompassing intelligence database. It is supposed to help catch criminals, ferret out terrorist cells, and allow disparate law enforcement agencies to share information.

Bush: Unaware of DOD plans to extend tour -- White House officials on Thursday admitted that President Bush was unaware of defense plans to immediately extend Army combat tours when he criticized Democrats’ budget plans as potentially forcing troops to spend more time in Iraq.

Texas A&M Fails to Report Stricken Student in Bioweapons Lab for 14 Months -- Texas A&M University failed to report in a timely manner to Federal authorities that a biology student was stricken with the dangerous brucella pathogen in its College Station laboratory for bioweapons agent research on February 9th of 2006. The university made its disclosure this April 10th, 14 months later, and only after insistent prodding by the Sunshine Project, an Austin, Tex.-based arms control watchdog organization.

Dollar slide accelerates -- The dollar's slide against most of the world's currencies gained pace today as dealers worried over the outlook for the US economy.

Tons of Food Spoiled As FEMA Ran Out Of Storage Space -- As many as 6 million prepared meals stockpiled near potential victims of the 2006 hurricane season spoiled in the Gulf Coast heat last summer when the Federal Emergency Management Agency ran short of warehouse and refrigeration space, according to agency officials.

N.J. governor critical after SUV crash -- The crash occurred around 6 p.m. while Corzine was en route from Atlantic City to the governor's mansion in Princeton to moderate a meeting between the Rutgers women's basketball team and radio personality Don Imus.

Depleted Uranium in explosives tests west of Tracy scheduled for this year -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories has applied for a permit to blow up as much as 450 pounds of depleted uranium in explosives tests west of Tracy this year.

IAF jets forced to buzz US airliner -- Four fighter jets - two F-15s and a pair of F-16s - buzzed a Continental Airlines flight that had originated in Newark and was carrying some 250 passengers once it came within eight kilometers of Israel, after the pilot failed to contact Ben-Gurion Airport upon his approach in line with international regulations.

New Documents Describe U.S. Response After Its Soldiers Kill Civilians -- On February 18, 2005 an Iraqi man was driving his vehicle from his house to work at his farm. On the way, U.S. forces shot him when they passed, damaging the vehicle and killing the man. His case is among the hundreds detailed in internal Pentagon documents released today.

FDA's Response to Tainted Pet Food Assailed -- Senators Say Better Reporting, Inspections Needed. "This is inexcusable," Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said after a two-hour hearing in which an FDA official said he couldn't be sure that all the adulterated pet food has been recalled and is off store shelves. "The FDA's response to this situation has been wholly inadequate."

Troops React To Forced Extensions With ‘Anger,’ ‘Frustration,’ ‘Collective Groan’ -- newspapers are returning harrowing accounts from the ground, where U.S. soldiers reacted to the news with “muffled outbursts of anger and frustration laced with dark humor.” The Washington Post reports. They found out by reading exasperated e-mails from their spouses, hearing somber announcements from their platoon commanders, seeing snippets of the secretary of defense at a televised news conference: The American soldiers who thought they were staying in Iraq one year would now stay 15 months. All of them.

Poison Control Center Report Proves Supplements Very Safe -- The American Association of Poison Control Centers has posted their annual report for 2005, the last year reported on their website - - It shows again that dietary supplements are very safe.

Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as “drugs” -- When it comes to health freedom, this is the FDA’s end game. A new FDA “guidance” document, published on the FDA’s website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as “medical devices” and require FDA approval. The document is called Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.

China's food safety woes expand overseas -- The list of Chinese food exports rejected at American ports reads like a chef's nightmare: pesticide-laden pea pods, drug-laced catfish, filthy plums and crawfish contaminated with salmonella.

Time Out with Kevin Gallagher with Dave vonKleist -- Be sure to check out the video of Time Out with Kevin Gallagher interviewing our very own Dave vonKleist! (Be sure to click the "Play" button on the bottom left hand side).

List of people NOT to do business with -- The US Treasury dept. has published a list of names that all Americans are responsible to know. If you do any business with the people on this list, you are subject to a potential $10mil in fines and 30 year prison sentence. The nature of the business is not relevant, and can include selling them a copy of the newspaper, a cup of coffee, or a Big Mac. The list is available in pdf, CSV, and XML for easy integration into your database. The pdf is about 250 pages. Make sure you're not doing business with anyone with any of these or any similar names. Just follow the hyperlinks on the website listed.

JOIN NATIONAL TRUCK OUT BOYCOTT: TELL POLITICIANS TO EAT GARBAGE by Devvy Kidd -- If one of these "legal" truckers who speaks little or no English, reads no English and therefore can't read the signs on the roads, maims or kills your family - who do you think is going to pick up the tab and be held responsible?

Council on Foreign Relations Membership List -- Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. The Council, which is headquartered in New York with an office in Washington, DC.

9/11 Family Members File Petition with NIST -- What took them so long!
The petition can be read here. It is very strong and solid, and well worth a read.

Veteran News: A Shock Wave of Brain Injuries -- For the first time, the U.S. military is treating more head injuries due to IED's than chest or abdominal wounds, and it is ill-equipped to do so.

Three top generals refuse Bush's war "czar" appointment -- The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.

US Submarine Forced to Leave Persian Gulf -- The damaged US nuclear submarine 'Newport News' which polluted the Persian Gulf waters with radioactive and chemical materials after it collided with a Japanese super tanker in Hormoz Strait was forced to leave the Persian Gulf following strong protests by Iranian officials.

Army Extends Iraq Tours to 15 Months -- Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for all active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, an extraordinary step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.

Philippines Forbids Import And Use Of Aspartame -- A law promulgated by the Philippine Congress has forbidden the importing and use, in the country, of aspartame, a sweetener that is between 180 to 200 times more potent than sugar, as well as banning distribution off our makers of saccharine, the most important brand names in the country known as: Equal, NutraSweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.

Iran planning documentary on British "confessions" -- Iran's armed forces are preparing to release a documentary and book about the detention and "confessions" of 15 British sailors and marines held captive in Iran, a military commander said on Tuesday.

State considers education policy for immigrants -- Advocates estimate about 65,000 illegal immigrants finish high school in the United States each year, but can't go on to college because they can't get in-state tuition. A measure that would help them has also failed in Congress for several years, but advocates hope the new Democratic majority may change that.

Minnesota: Uranium tests for veterans proposed -- A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a proposal to spend $1 million to test more than 800 veterans for exposure to depleted uranium, which the U.S. military has used to harden shells and other munitions for piercing armor. The legislation puts Minnesota at the forefront of a gradual movement by states -- whose National Guard members and reservists have contributed heavily to the wars -- to improve testing for uranium and determine its long-term consequences.

Thwarted Warrior -- Robert Koehler interviews Doug Rokke the day before easter. "There isn't a day that goes by," Rokke says, "when I don't get a phone call, letter, e-mail or knock on the door from (a vet) needing help -- medical care." Think about those numbers again. Several hundred thousand sick from the current wars, another several hundred thousand Gulf War 1 vets ailing and dying. All they want is good medical care!

Gun owners up in arms over Pa. bill -- House Bill 760 has outraged gun owners across the state because it would require annual registration of every weapon they possess other than antiques -- guns manufactured before 1898 -- certain collector's items, and law-enforcement duty weapons.

Insect-Based Flu Vaccine Shows Promise -- Genetically engineered flu vaccine made from yellow striped caterpillars instead of hen eggs has been shown for the first time to keep people from getting the flu, scientists say.

McConnell seeks to boost U.S. spy powers -- President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.

FDA weighs risk of Vioxx successor drug called Arcoxia -- The FDA said its focus in evaluating Merck's application for Arcoxia, and all other drugs from that class, will be specifically on its risks to the cardiovascular system. Any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, merit approval only if they fill an unmet need for a particular group of patients who have no relatively safer options available, the FDA said in a March 21 memorandum released Tuesday.

Menu Foods CFO sold stock before pet food recall -- The chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund says it was a "horrible coincidence" that he sold nearly half his units in the pet food company less than three weeks before a massive product recall.

17 month old Baby's life hangs on Texas law -- Texas is one of the few states with a timetable allowing hospitals to decide (not parents or relatives) when to end life-sustaining treatment, according to studies cited by activist groups. Other states allow hospitals to cut off treatment but do not specify a time frame.

GM corn proven toxic to liver and kidneys -- Researchers fed rats either unmodified corn or diets containing 11 or 30 percent MON863 for 90 days. The rats who ate modified corn were found to exhibit signs of liver and kidney toxicity, as well as signs of hormonal changes.

Bush: President of the United States or Dictator of the Free World by Debbie Lewis -- It is should be very clear that President Bush, by using eight-hundred-plus signing statements, has usurped the duties of the Judicial Branch of government, and by stating the he can ignore the laws passed by Congress, has seized its power, as well.  Read More...

Federal Workers Owe Billions in Unpaid Taxes -- As the 2006 tax season approaches, the federal government is still trying to recover nearly $3 billion from its own employees who failed to file income tax returns for 2005.

Is Sickness a Crime? Arizona Man With TB Locked Up Indefinitely in Solitary Confinement -- Robert Daniels has been locked up indefinitely, perhaps for the rest of his life, since last July. But he has not been charged with a crime. Instead, he suffers from an extensively drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, or XDR-TB. It is considered virtually untreatable.

Halliburton winds up Iran work -- US oil services giant Halliburton says it has wrapped up its work commitments in Iran and is no longer conducting any projects in the Islamic republic.

Professor Walter F. Murphy who criticized Bush told added to terrorist 'no-fly' list -- A top Constitutional scholar from Princeton who gave a televised speech that slammed President George W. Bush's executive overreach was recently told that he had been added to the Transportation Security Administration's terrorist watch list.

Sailors banned from selling stories -- The Ministry of Defence on Monday banned any more of the 15 sailors and marines held in Iran from selling their stories to the media, reversing a previous decision after widespread criticism.


Bedbugs bounce back: Outbreaks in all 50 states -- Nearly eradicated in the United States 50 years ago, resistant strains of "super" bedbugs are infesting mattresses at an alarming rate. In what's being touted as the biggest mystery in entomology, all 50 states are reporting outbreaks of the blood-sucking nocturnal critters. Left untreated, a few bedbugs can create a colony of thousands within weeks.

Iran possibly months from making bomb -- New reports indicate Tehran close to enriching weapons-grade uranium.

WHAT TO DO IF A NUCLEAR DISASTER IS IMMINENT! -- This guide is for families preparing for imminent terrorist or strategic nuclear attacks with expected severe destruction followed by widespread radioactive fallout downwind.

Government Report: Bio-Weapons Could Be Used To Combat Overpopulation -- A British government Ministry of Defence report outlines a nightmare future society in which the population are forced to accept brain chips, immigration and urbanization ravages communities, class warfare ensues, and biological and neutron weapons are used to combat overpopulation.

Party-issued laptops now a White House headache -- Democrats say a private e-mail system was used in violation of federal rules.

Kindergarten Girl Handcuffed, Arrested At Fla. School -- Police arrested a 6-year-old Florida girl and even handcuffed her when she acted out in class. Police officers said Desre'e Watson, a kindergarten student at Avon Elementary School in Highlands County, had a violent run-in with a teacher on Thursday. The kindergartner was booked in the Highland County jail and was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors.

VIDEO: The Third Stage -- A collection of short mainstream media and independent film clips on the evolution of 9/11 skepticism.

More soldiers arrive in Baghdad for ‘surge’ -- Made up of more than 3,000 soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., the brigade is beginning its fourth tour in Iraq. According to military officials, the bulk of the brigade will be at Forward Operating Base Hammer, a former Iraqi army base east of Baghdad.

Rally marks 4th anniversary of Baghdad's fall -- Tens of thousands draped themselves in Iraqi flags and marched through the streets of two Shiite holy cities Monday to mark the fourth anniversary of Baghdad's fall, with some demonstrators calling for U.S.-led forces to leave Iraq.

Don Imus: 'I'm a good person' -- Calling himself "a good person" who made a bad mistake, radio host Don Imus said Monday he would check his acid tongue after being lambasted for making racially charged comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

O'REILLY, ROSIE, & 9-11 COINCIDENCES by Devvy Kidd -- Most of the ranting by these anchors has not truthfully represented what O'Donnell didn't say and they should be held accountable, as O'Reilly himself spouts so often on his spin zone show.

Mystery Illness Hits Hundreds of School Kids in Mexico -- "We really don't know the cause, but the diagnosis by health authorities is of a psychological ailment," Cheong said. Some 600 of the 4,000 girls at the Villa de las Ninas school had been affected, she said, and 300 children had left the school , which offers a free secondary education to children from poor families.

Australia: ‘Millions to rebel’ over ID cards -- The government is predicting that some 15m people will revolt against Tony Blair’s controversial ID card scheme by refusing to produce the new cards or provide personal data on demand.

State legislatures revising organ-donation law to ease shortages -- State legislatures are rewriting laws governing organ donations in one of the most ambitious initiatives in at least 20 years to alleviate the chronic shortage of kidneys, livers, and other body parts, an effort that some doctors and ethicists fear tilts too far toward allowing organs to be taken.

60 Minutes' Steve Kroft Reports On Drug Lobbyists' Role in Passing Bill That Keeps Drug Prices High -- If you have ever wondered why the cost of prescription drugs in the United States are the highest in the world or why it's illegal to import cheaper drugs from Canada or Mexico, you need look no further than the pharmaceutical lobby and its influence in Washington, D.C.

Pets Are More Than "Property" -- I’d hate to be a pet owner in the United States these days. In addition to the extensive pet food recall taking place across North America, legal experts are now saying that American pet owners whose pets have died as a result of eating the contaminated food will have a difficult time obtaining substantial compensation for their loss. It all boils down to "Value of the property". How do you place a price tag on a family member or a best friend?

U.S. military changes how it brings soldiers' bodies home after a father's complaint -- In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.

13,000 Guard troops await deployment -- 13,000 National Guard troops in Oklahoma, Indiana, Arkansas and an as-yet unspecified state expected to be notified soon that they could be sent to Iraq around the first of next year, military officials say.

Pravda report on 9/11 fraud -- "World after 9/11 attacks: War on terror or US propaganda?" There is no war on terrorism.

VIDEO: Inside Job - WTC: Demolished by internal explosions -- DOZENS of live video references to the multiple internal explosions that brought down the Twin Tower and World Trade Center 7.

CHENEY AT Brigham Young University -- The White House targeted officials at Brigham Young University (BYU) in January to offer Dick Cheney’s speaking services at their Commencement exercises on April 26, 2007. I seriously question Cheney’s prerogative and motives in his offer to BYU, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Is this an attempt to clean-up his image, mix politics with religion, gain a silent endorsement for war-mongering actions, or wage a struggle for his own political survival or to discretely discredit Professor Steven Jones who retired early from BYU.

Brasscheck TV -- Imagine...TV about what's really going on! To learn more about and watch a specific program, just click on the links within the Brasscheck TV website.

Hussein's Prewar Ties To Al-Qaeda Discounted -- Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and two former aides "all confirmed" that Hussein's regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a declassified Defense Department report released yesterday.

China Investigating Wheat Gluten Claims -- China is investigating U.S. claims that a Chinese company exported contaminated wheat gluten implicated in pet deaths in the United States, a Chinese official said Friday, the first time the government has weighed in on the issue.

Moisture Led to Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak -- Moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler helped salmonella bacteria grow and contaminate peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide, ConAgra Foods said Thursday.

Drug-Dispensing Tooth Could Be Controlled By Cell Phone -- Researchers in Europe and Israel are working on a tooth that can dispense medicine into a person's mouth. The tiny device would be able to release a specific amount of medicine at certain intervals, ensuring that the patient gets the proper dosage at the right time.

Pentagon to Alert National Guard Troops -- Several National Guard brigades are expected to be notified soon that they could be sent to Iraq around the first of next year, according to a senior Defense Department official.

America's Broken-Down Army -- it is no small irony that today's U.S. Army finds itself under the greatest strain in a generation. The Pentagon made that clear April 2 when it announced that two Army units will soon return to Iraq without even a year at home, compared with the two years units have traditionally enjoyed. One is headed back after 47 days short of a year, the other 81. "This is the first time we've had a voluntary Army on an extended deployment," says Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who advises his old service.

VA patient has wrong testicle removed -- An Air Force veteran has filed a federal claim after an operation at a Veterans Administration hospital in which a healthy testicle was removed instead of a potentially cancerous one.

W.Va. Turkeys Show Bird Flu Exposure -- A local turkey farmer had to destroy about 25,000 birds Sunday after routine tests showed that some of the birds had been exposed to avian influenza, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fired Wal-Mart security technician tells of spying operation -- Wal-Mart's normally low-profile security efforts were thrust into the limelight yesterday when a fired technician alleged he had been part of a large surveillance operation that spied on company workers, critics, vendors and consultants.

HIV patient names to be tracked in all 50 states by year's end -- The names of people infected with HIV will be tracked in all 50 states by the end of 2007, marking a victory for federal health officials and a quiet defeat for AIDS advocates who wanted to keep patients' names out of state databases.

PETS, FOOD SAFETY, CHINA, THE FDA, AND YOUR HEALTH By Byron J. Richards, CCN -- In reality, one has to wonder about the safety of food coming into the U.S from any country. In 2003 the FDA determined that 6% of imports contained toxic pesticide violations and 4% of imported fruits and vegetables were contaminated with illness-producing organisms like salmonella.

Statins for children? -- Now They Want to Treat Kids With Statins. The American Heart Association (AHA) now recommends the use of statin drugs for children with high-risk lipid abnormalities when diet and exercise fail to lower their cholesterol.

Surprise, surprise!  Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity were, according to Wikipedia, propagandists for the CIA --The next time these Neocon hitmen choose to savage a guest on their shows, call in and ask them about it on network TV

KEEPROSIE.COM - Help keep Rosie O'Donnell on the air! -- O’Relly’s begun a campaign to petition ABC to encourage them to fire O’Donnell. Don’t let these Neocon morons get away with it. Sign the petition to ABC keep Rosie O’Donnell on the air!

Pelosi plays Jr. Secretary of State -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation said they had frank words with President Bashar al-Assad and other senior Syrian officials on Wednesday, pressing the president over Syria’s support for militant groups and insisting that his government block militants seeking to cross into Iraq and join insurgents there.

Links to Movie Clips -- I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!" & Justice For 911.

Unusual Allies in a Legal Battle Over Texas Drivers’ Gun Rights -- Keith Patton lost his .357 Magnum in a traffic stop. He has another gun, but no clear answer to whether Texas drivers can lawfully carry handguns.

Iranians release British sailors -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are free to leave. They are expected to fly home to the UK on Thursday.
Related Article: British sailors fly home after Iran ordeal -- After being showered with traditional Iranian gifts, the group took off from Tehran on a British Airways flight 14 days after they were seized at gunpoint in the northern Gulf accused of violating Iranian territorial waters.

Eating a Mediterranean diet could help protect children from respiratory allergies and asthma, a study suggests -- Researches found those with a diet rich in fruit and vegetables were protected against both asthma and allergies.

House OKs bill to do away with gun permits -- The House agreed Tuesday to get rid of a state law requiring people to obtain permits from their local sheriff before they can get a handgun.

What's happening to the bees? -- Scientists call it "colony collapse disorder" (CCD). First reported in Florida last fall, the problem has since spread to 24 states. Commercial beekeepers are reporting losses of between 50 and 90 percent, an unprecedented amount even for an industry accustomed to die-offs. Research is only beginning and hard data is still lacking, but beekeepers suspect everything from a new virus or parasite to pesticides and genetically modified crops.

U.S. creating Iranian terrorism? -- A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.

YouTube - Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES -- This is the result of the US public fool system (government controlled schools), corporate controlled media and corporate controlled entertainment (music & Radio) Thank the NEA and the FCC.

Is This the End of Organic Coffee? -- Enjoy your organic coffee now, while it's hot -- because it may not be around for long. The decision tightens organic certification requirements to such a degree that it could sharply curtail the ability of small grower co-ops to produce organic coffee -- not to mention organic bananas, cocoa, sugar and even spices.

U.S. Seeks to Ease Irradiated Food Label -- The government proposed Tuesday relaxing its rules on labeling of irradiated foods and suggested it may allow some products zapped with radiation to be called "pasteurized."

What sparked hostage event? -- A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines.

Hmm...warships to the Gulf? What does this mean? -- USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf - The USS Nimitz and several other American warships left San Diego today for the Persian Gulf to join another locally based aircraft carrier strike group already in the region. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs.

Retired Colonel Ann Wright abused by Bill O'Reilly by having mic cut off - Why Does Bill O¹Reilly Hate Our Troops and American Values? -- Bill O'Reilly abuses and cuts the mic of retired Colonel Ann Wright, 29-year veteran of the US Army, after she refuses to fall victim to his leading, dishonest questions and smear tactics. Apparently in Bill's demented world, criticizing the actions of President Bush in explicitly violating international law — something Col. Wright spent years teaching — constitutes "blaming" America.

It's okay to steal if you are the government -- In 2005, New Jersey put either $551 million, $56 million or nothing into its pension fund for teachers. All three figures appeared in various state documents — though the state now says that the actual amount was zero.

Iraqi kidnappers release video of German hostages -- Iraqi insurgents today released a video of two weeping German hostages pleading for their lives and appealing to their government to meet their captors' demands.

Massive security contractor faces growing protest in rural California town over 842-acre base -- If private security contractor Blackwater USA gets its way, this 850-strong community will soon host an 824-acre military training base, replacing the erstwhile chicken ranch with fifteen firing ranges and an emergency vehicle operator’s course the length of ten football fields.

Africa: Bush Approves U.S. Army for Africa -- UNITED States President George Bush has approved the formation of a U.S. army to permanently operate in Africa, a move viewed by many as part of a wide plan to increase American hegemony on Africa. The army called the U.S. African Command, was approved by Mr Bush on February 2, 2007 and US$50 million was last week injected in the project that should see the army being fully operational by 2008.

U.S. sees more evidence of Iran's meddling in Iraq -- The United States has growing evidence of Tehran's involvement in destabilizing Iraq, with more sophisticated Iranian weapons being found, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

Show support for Rosie on her stand for 911 truth -- They want to take her off the air. Call the View to stress your support for her speaking up about the truth on 911.

Dover Air Force Base is again vaccinating its members for anthrax -- The military-wide mandatory immunization program started March 19 at Dover after a three-year hiatus due to federal questions about the vaccine’s effectiveness.

Dingo CHICK'N JERKY dog, cat, ferret treats recalled over salmonella -- There is yet another pet food recall. Eight in One is recalling packages of its Dingo brand dog, cat and ferret treats in Canada and the U.S. because of concerns over salmonella.

New high-speed train line in France -- France's fastest rail link to date has been inaugurated with the service's first train traveling from Paris to the east on Thursday afternoon.

Department of Homeland and Security wants master key for DNS -- The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the attacks on September 11, 2001 as a kind of overriding department, wants to have the key to sign the DNS root zone solidly in the hands of the US government.

Former FBI agent reported missing in Iran -- The U.S. is seeking information from Iran about a former FBI agent who was reported missing while on a business trip there several weeks ago.

Free cervical cancer vaccine program begins in South Australia -- The national program to vaccinate girls against cervical cancer has begun. Students in South Australia were the first in the country to get the vaccine which protects women against 70 per cent of cervical cancers.

Justices Say E.P.A. Has Power to Act on Harmful Gases -- In one of its most important environmental decisions in years, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate heat-trapping gases in automobile emissions.

Ukrainian Leader Disbands Parliament -- A fragile power-sharing deal in Ukraine collapsed Monday when President Viktor A. Yushchenko ordered the dissolution of Parliament, the base of support for his rival, Prime Minister Viktor F. Yanukovich, whom the president accused of usurping power. Mr. Yushchenko ordered new elections for May 27, less than eight weeks away.

Rosie O'Donnell Articles:
* Rosie pledges allegiance to seeking 'truth' about 9/11 despite mocking attacks from right -- Despite an avalanche of criticism from the right, talk show host Rosie O'Donnell is pressing on with her calls for continued investigation of the events surrounding September 11.
* Show support for Rosie on her stand for 911 truth -- They want to take her off the air. Call the View to stress your support for her speaking up about the truth on 911.
* Rosie Calls O'Reilly an "Imbecile," Murdoch "Big Brother" -- Rosie O'Donnell spat back at conservative talk-show pugilist Bill O'Reilly after he called for her firing from ABC last week, comparing him to a character in George Orwell's "1984" who is "a fattish ... man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms."

William Rodriguez on ABC -- YouTUBE Video - William Rodriguez's is feature on ABC, his comments cleverly edited after he says BOOM!!

You Tube Video that reflects the level of awareness of the man-on-the-street -- And we wonder why Joe Sixpack cannot — possibly never will — understand 9/11?

Trial dates set for June in shaken baby case -- After a brief status hearing Thursday, new trial dates were scheduled for June for a Freeport woman accused of allegedly shaking an infant hard enough to cause brain damage.

What’s Really in Pet Food -- This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting.
Pet Foods NOT on recall list -- The following companies listed in this article have made statements that their food is not affected by the Menu Foods recall. Keep in mind that we are not “recommending” any of these foods. Rather, we’re compiling a list of foods that are reported safe by the manufacturers. (Thanks to Nina for these 2 great articles)

More computers missing -- now ATOMIC SECRETS!! -- The office in charge of protecting American technical secrets about nuclear weapons from foreign spies is missing 20 desktop computers, at least 14 of which have been used for classified information, the Energy Department inspector general reported on Friday.

Should hospitals call 911? -- The answer may seem self-evident. But patients at some hospitals may find the staff resorting to what someone might do at home in a crisis: call 911 for an ambulance.

Qaeda Is Seen as Restoring Leadership -- As Al Qaeda rebuilds in Pakistan’s tribal areas, a new generation of leaders has emerged under Osama bin Laden to cement control over the network’s operations, according to American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.

UK admits to being in Iranian waters? -- We are not apologising, nor are we saying that we entered their waters in the first place. But it may offer a route out of the crisis."

Detainee says he confessed to stop torture -- A detainee accused of being Al Qaeda's Persian Gulf operations chief said in court that his U.S. captors tortured him for years and forced him to falsely confess to the bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole and to many other terrorist plots, according to a Pentagon transcript released Friday.

Jerusalem Post - Imminent Threat? -- THE IRANIAN THREAT - The reports come as the Iranian chief of staff, Hassan Fayrouz Abadi, was quoted on Saturday by Iran's Fars news agency warning leaders of Arab countries that Israel plans to open a "suicidal attack" on its neighbors this summer, to "prevent the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq and the area."

Australian in Guantanamo to serve 9 months -- Australian al Qaeda foot soldier David Hicks, who became the first war crimes convict among the hundreds of foreign captives held for years at the Guantanamo prison camp, had pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorism in an agreement with U.S. military prosecutors. He was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday but will only serve nine months, a U.S. military tribunal said.

Need Outstrips Supply of Beds for Homeless Veterans in San Diego and Across Country -- According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are about 195,000 homeless veterans on any given night. Last fall, the VA estimated a shortfall of 9,600 "transitional" beds for those vets, accommodations intended to serve as a stepping stone from the streets to independent living.

'V' Visits The White House -- "Vs" stage protest at White House. About 60 protesters dressed up as the Guy Fawkes look-a-like "V," from the movie by the same name, staged a protest at the White House yesterday, March 30, 2007. The protest was sponsored by
Related Articles: Calling all “V”s to Washington March 30th at 3 PM -- It’s Time To Demand Redress! We need ALL of you to come to Washington and show the government that We the People will not be ignored, our Petitions for Redress must be answered, and meaningful Redress MUST be secured. For more information, please click above link.

Death Squad in Delaware: The Case of the Murdered Marine -- Hale, a retired Marine Sergeant who served two tours in Iraq and was decorated before his combat-related medical discharge in January 2006, was murdered by a heavily armed 8–12-member undercover police team in Wilmington, Delaware last November 6. He had come to Wilmington from his home in Manassas, Virginia to participate in a Toys for Tots event.





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