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APRIL 2008

Studies on Chemical In Plastics Questioned -- As evidence mounts about the risks of using BPA in baby bottles and other products, some experts and industry critics contend that chemical manufacturers have exerted influence over federal regulators to keep a possibly unsafe product on the market.

Mass Megawatts Wind Power Reports US Army Sale -- Mass Megawatts Wind Power has announced the sale of a wind power plant to be used by the United States Army. The 50 kilowatt wind power project will be constructed at U.S. Army Intelligence Headquarters located in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

New Legislation in the Emerging Surveillance State -- A new measure, if it becomes law, will result in more government surveillance of innocent Americans without warrants, according to Congressman Ron Paul in his weekly column "Texas Straight Talk". Last month, the House amended the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to expand the government's ability to monitor our private communications.

Remember when it was fun to fly? -- "When I went through airport security in Minneapolis on Monday, it was an object lesson in something -- a line of a hundred people twisted around in the cattle chute, 16 men and women in the white TSA shirts with the epaulets, an obese young woman shouting at us to take our laptop computers out of our cases in a voice she learned from a prison camp movie; one metal detector in operation, two closed, and the guardian of this narrow gate was a man who carefully read each boarding pass as if proofreading it for misspellings, though it had already been checked by his colleague at
the head of the line. And then a poor old guy rolled up in a wheelchair who had to be made to walk through the metal detector, though he could not walk. But he could sort of shuffle, an inch at a time, so we got to watch him do that."

ATTENTION MISSOURI GULF WAR VETERANS! HB 1659(Gulf War Medallion Program) -- This bill establishes the Gulf War Medallion Program to be administered by the Office of the Adjutant General. Every veteran who honorably served anytime between August 2, 1990, and November 30, 1995, is entitled to receive a Gulf War medallion, medal, and a certificate of appreciation if the veteran is or was a legal resident of Missouri when he or she entered and was honorably discharged from military service or was in active service in an honorable status at the time of his or her death. Read the entire Bill...

Another Armageddon in the Gulf? -- THERE are speculations galore that between now and June, before things slide into the thick of American election, Israel is likely to attack Iran, with the latter reacting with a quick ripostethus starting a mutually bruising war in the gulf. Read More...

'Small wind' power plants are blowing strong -- Climate concerns, rising utility costs, better technology, and new laws are making home units more attractive.

High-Level Officials Warn of Fake Terror -- A variety of current and former high-level officials have recently warned that the Bush administration is attempting to instill a dictatorship in America, and will itself carry out a fake terrorist attack in order to obtain one.

Strike Looms at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach -- A strike that could shut down terminal activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach remains a strong possibility as negotiators from some of the world's largest shipping lines and terminal operators that serve both ports and the union representing the marine clerks that work at the ports have failed to reach a contract agreement.

YouTube: WTC 7 Collapse Planned At 10:45 AM

Gotham City News: It will be perfectly legal By Kafka -- The denied, but future government super highway running from Mexico across the United States into Canada is scheduled to follow Texas route 277 north. The 1,700 acre YFZ church land and compound is located a few thousand feet east of the future NAFTA, Mexico - United States - Canada highway, route 277 roadbed.

The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health -- the Honest Food Guide. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is available for free downloading at

Review ordered for anthrax vaccine refusers -- A federal judge’s decision could lead to clearing the records of military personnel who refused to take mandatory anthrax shots between 1999 and 2004.

Action needed: Word from Jeff City - Anti-Real ID bill (HB 1716) -- we need HELP to pass the anti-Real ID bill (HB 1716) -- We need to flood the below with calls to tell them they should pass Rep. Jim Guest’s Anti-Real ID bill (HB 1716).

Afghan 'health link' to uranium -- Doctors in Afghanistan say rates of some health problems affecting children have doubled in the last two years. Some scientists say the rise is linked to use of weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) by the US-led coalition that invaded the country in 2001.

National Guard Gets Lesson In Shock Weapons -- Every state Guard organization now has a nonlethal weapons kit that includes heavy plastic shields, Tasers and weapons that can fire blunt-force rounds and tear-gas grenades designed to control crowds without inflicting serious injuries. The kits are stored in green, mobile containers.

Ron Paul Tops Amazon List at #1 -- Paul's latest book, released today and titled appropriately, The Revolution: A Manifesto, is number one on the Amazon bestseller list.

4.2-magnitude quake shakes area near Palm Springs -- A moderate earthquake has shaken an area near Palm Springs. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.2-magnitude quake struck at 8:55 p.m. 14 miles east-southeast of Anza and 27 miles south of Palm Springs.

‘Sonic boom’ preceded 5.2 quake near Burnt Ranch -- “It was sort of like a sonic boom,” said Brenda Simmons of SkyCrest Lake resort in Burnt Ranch. “It was a very loud noise before the house started shaking.

Amateur video exposes appalling conditions at Fort Bragg -- The U.S. military is promising action to address conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after a soldier’s father posted images on YouTube showing a building that he said “should be condemned.”

Global Food Crisis Sparks US Survivalist Resurgence -- So far the threat of a global food crisis has not affected Australia, but there are worrying signs appearing in the United States where some worried locals are beginning to hoard supplies.

Food crisis is a chance to reform global agriculture -- Of the two crises disturbing the world economy - financial disarray and soaring food prices - the latter is the more disturbing. In many developing countries, the poorest quartile of consumers spends close to three-quarters of its income on food. Inevitably, high prices threaten unrest at best and mass starvation at worst.

FDA warns Merck over problems at West Point plant -- Federal regulators warned Merck & Co. Inc. yesterday that it must fix recurring manufacturing problems at its West Point vaccine plant or face harsher action.

Citizenship Checks Upset Wash. Ferry Passengers -- The U.S. Border Patrol has started regularly checking the citizenship of passengers on certain ferries inside Washington state. Such nationality checks are common in the Southwest, but along the Canadian border, they're still relatively new — and to many people, the checkpoints have come as a shock.

Review Of The Coming Military Draft -- Anyone who takes the time to review news articles posted on the Internet in the past four years quoting military commanders or military planners, will read the same mantra about 'concerns' that there will not be enough troops available "to defend democracy" in the wars yet to come beyond the disaster of Iraq.

Bronner's Files Lawsuit to Stop Organic Labeling Fraud in Body Care Sector -- The company that makes Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a counterculture staple, sued many of its personal care competitors Monday over the validity of their organic
labels as the once-quiet "green" cosmetic sector has soared in popularity, luring several Wall Street corporations into the field.

A Chemtrail Story -- It's interesting that one of the most frequently asked questions for those that are conscious and aware of this aerosol operation is ­ is this intended to harm us?

Mass Protests against GM Crops in India -- As India edges closer to what is probably the last year of field trials for Bt Brinjal (eggplant, aubergine) before commercial approval may be granted, large scale resistance has been building up all over the country.

Israeli Snipers Killing U.S. Troops in Iraq -- Anderson Cooper of CNN showed this video of snipers killing U.S. troops in Iraq on his October 18, 2006 show. CNN says it obtained the video from a “representative” of an unnamed “insurgent leader.” Bear in mind that Anderson Cooper used to work for the CIA. THIS IS INSANE!!!!! WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP!!!! OUR TROOPS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED BY THE PEOPLE THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY ALLIES WITH!!!

DU - Coming to an area near you??? Crews moving contaminated sand from ship to rail -- Longshoremen should finish unloading 6,700 tons of sand contaminated with depleted uranium and lead Tuesday afternoon, said Chad Hyslop, spokesman for the disposal company American Ecology. Half of the containers will be loaded onto 76 rail cars and transported to an American Ecology disposal site in Idaho. The other half will remain at the port until the trains return to haul them to Idaho. The containers all will be at the disposal site in Idaho within 15 to 30 days, Hyslop said.

Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime -- Microsoft has developed a small plug-in device that investigators can use to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes.

FDA: Heparin Product Recall and Injuries -- Have you or a loved one had Blood Thinner Therapy and then suffered from Organ Failure, Shock or Sudden Death? One lot of Heparin IV flush syringes (1003-02, Lot 070926H) was contaminated with Serratia marcescens which has resulted in patient infections. Serratia marcescens is a bacterium that can cause urinary tract infections and even carries a significant mortality rate if it goes undetected.
Related Article: Heparin contaminated 'on purpose' -- America's drugs watchdog believes that Chinese-made ingredients for a blood-thinning drug may have been deliberately contaminated. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said earlier that a chemical contaminant had been found in some batches of the drug heparin.

Another warship goes to the Gulf -- The U.S. Navy has temporarily added a second aircraft carrier in the Gulf as a "reminder" to Iran, but this was not an escalation of American forces in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.

CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVE TO IMPLEMENT 1978 UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECISION ON EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE & UFOs -- Civil Society Launches UN Extraterrestrial Initiative at National Press Club Press Conference in Washington, DC. Implementation of UNGA Decision 33/426 (1978) Initiative.

In Hospitals, Air Ducts with Silver-Based Coating Stay Germ-Free -- Preventing hospital infections -- from such stubborn bugs as Staphylococcus aureus -- could get a little easier with a new non-toxic, silver-based material. Used in coating, it helps keep hospital air ducts bacterium- and fungus-free.

United Methodist Church Passes Resolution Against Mercury in Medicine -- In A First – Faith Community Takes Historic Position Opposing Mercury in Medicines & Vaccines. This faith-based resolution, passed April 29, 2008, is a challenge to the current acceptance of mercury in medicine by the U.S. Government, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the vaccine manufacturers.

This map tells the latest earthquakes in NV. and N. Calif. -- Up to date info on earthquakes appearing on the 120-40 map.

The Criminalization of Raw Milk: A Mennonite Farmer is Hauled Away -- On April 25, 2008, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Mark Nolt, a Wenger Mennonite (Horse and Buggy Mennonite) dairyman, threatened for months with arrest for selling raw milk without a permit was removed from his property by state troopers.

Checking links between vaccines and autism -- LONG ISLAND (WABC) -Nassau County officials are looking at a potential link between children vaccines and autism. Legislator David Mejias and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg are meeting with parents of autistic children who claim the combination of vaccines given to young children can cause autism. Data on the number of children affected has varied in different studies, however most estimates say there are approximately 560,000 children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States. In New York State, there has been a 700 percent increase since 1992. There are estimates that put the number of children affected as 1 in 150.

Dangers remain for Virginians digging through twister debris -- From the governor to the people whose homes were demolished, Virginians were amazed and grateful that a tornado that injured 200 people killed no one.

New York fast food joints ordered to publish calorie count -- An order requiring fast food restaurants in New York to publish the calorie content of their meals came into effect Tuesday after a court rejected their bid to suspend the anti-obesity measure. From now on, fast food chains that have more than 15 restaurants nationwide, including MacDonald's, Domino's pizzas and TGI Friday's, will have to clearly display how many calories are in their meals served across the city.

Message from Mike Tawse to all The Power Hour Team Members -- Read his inspiringwords!

Gasoline May Soon Cost a Sawbuck -- Get ready for another economic shock of major proportions — a virtual doubling of prices at the gas pump to as much as $10 a gallon.

Mass Mind Control Through Network Television: Are Your Thoughts Your Own? -- When people think about mind control, they usually think in terms of the classic "conspiracy theory" that refers to Project MK-Ultra. This program is a proven example of 'overt mind control.' The project had grown out of an earlier secret program, known as Bluebird that was officially formed to counter Soviet advances in brainwashing. In reality the CIA had other objectives. An earlier aim was to study methods 'through which control of an individual may be attained'. The emphasis of experimentation was 'narco-hypnosis', the blending of mind altering drugs with carefully hypnotic programming. Read More...

'Anti-Terror' Drills Could Go Live -- According to sources at Northcom, NLE 2-08 will involve "robust play," with "surprise injects" of unanticipated events in which participants are "stretched to the limit" and have "everything thrown at them except the kitchen sink." All of this makes it easier for the exercise to "go live" by having a real catastrophe occur.

Oklahoma State Lawmakers Ask Army to Investigate Soldier's Eating Situations In Iraq -- State lawmakers are asking The Army to investigate allegations of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers not being fed regularly while fighting in Iraq.

War Propaganda: Disneyland goes to war-torn Iraq -- Disneyland goes to war-torn Iraq, with a multi-million dollar entertainment complex, to be built on a 50 acre lot adjacent to the Green Zone.

Indian Herbs Could Replace Synthetic Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Processed Foods -- Traditional food and medicinal herbs from India have powerful antioxidant properties, and may provide alternatives to synthetic preservatives, according to as study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and published in the journal Food Research International.

Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection? -- Preliminary findings suggest a link between Morgellons Disease and Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium extensively manipulated and used in making GM crops; has genetic engineering created a new epidemic?

Chertoff To Demonstrate New Checkpoint At airport -- Adam May reports, the main checkpoint at the Southwest terminal at BWI Thurgood-Marshall Airport is now completely different than anything used at one place before. A model of that could soon become the norm at airports across the country. "Our new checkpoint featured multiview x-ray, which will give TSA officers a clearer look at carry-on bags and make it quicker to go through because fewer actually baggage checks will be required," said U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Homeland response task force to be ready by fall -- The Pentagon will have its first specially trained task force designed to rapidly respond to a catastrophic attack against the United States ready by this fall, a top military commander said last week.

'The big one' is looking even bigger -- Official earthquake hazard maps that influence building codes and insurance rates now recognize what many scientists have already concluded: That a major earthquake off the Oregon Coast could be not just bad, but really, really bad.

Making a killing from the food crisis -- The world food crisis is hurting a lot of people, but global agribusiness firms, traders and speculators are raking in huge profits.

The food crisis begins to bite -- Rioting in Haiti. Rationing in America. Queues in Egypt. Protests in Afghanistan. As the price of food continues to soar, the impact is being felt by people around the globe.

Big Banks Use Astrology To Play Markets -- Christeen is one of a growing, albeit secretive, network of astrologers who work for seemingly conservative British institutions such as high street banks, City investment funds and retailers. Desperate to avoid financial meltdown in the ongoing ‘credit crunch’ and to spot fashions and consumer trends before they start, these institutions have turned to the stars to divine the future.

Wall Street Grain Hoarding Brings Farmers, Consumers Near Ruin -- As farmers confront mounting costs and riots erupt from Haiti to Egypt over food, Garry Niemeyer is paying the price for Wall Street's speculation in grain markets. Read More...

Canada's C-51 Law May Outlaw 60% of Natural Health Products; Big Pharma Pushing to Criminalize Supplements -- A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children.

VIDEOS: The Voice of Freedom - Video Gallery -- Especially MTV Holocaust 1 and 2 - You think it can't happen here? Think again!

Petition circulating against Flight 93 memorial -- The father of a United Flight 93 passenger has renewed his call for an investigation into the Flight 93 National Memorial design. Burnett said the original “Crescent of Embrace” design was laid out in the crescent and star configuration of an Islamic flag. Even if that similarity was unintentional, it would still be intolerable, he wrote.

VIDEO: Channel 4 Investigates: Paper levees? -- An anonymous witness said newspaper was stuffed into some floodwalls being reinforced in St. Bernard Parish. Channel 4 Investigated to see if that was the case and was surprised by what was found.

Hundreds flee wildfire burning in foothills near Los Angeles -- Firefighters gained ground Sunday against an early season wildfire that slowly chewed its way through dense brush near Los Angeles, forcing more than 1,000 people from homes in the foothills.

The food crisis begins to bite -- Rioting in Haiti. Rationing in America. Queues in Egypt. Protests in Afghanistan. As the price of food continues to soar, the impact is being felt by people around the globe.

Reno urged to prepare for worse as earthquakes continue -- Scientists urged residents of northern Nevada's largest city to prepare for a bigger event as the area continued rumbling Saturday after the largest earthquake in a two-month-long series of temblors.

UK: Gene therapy 'aids youth's sight' -- A 18-year-old whose sight was failing has had his vision improved in a pioneering operation carried out by doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The London researchers used gene therapy to regenerate the dying cells in Steven Howarth's right eye.

Chicago Police to use M4 carbines -- Chicago police to use M4 carbines Chicago police officers will be armed with combat rifles to better rival the firepower of street gangs, police Superintendent Jody Weis has announced. Weis unveiled the plan to equip and train the department's 13,500 officers with M4 carbines on Friday.

The Other Place Bisphenol A Lurks: Our Teeth -- Health Canada said the link between BPA and dental materials doesn't appear hazardous and that no action is required to limit exposure. But some Canadians are questioning whether a substance the government has identified as a potential health risk should be used in their mouths, even if exposure is limited.

Buyers find ways to save -- Stung by rising gasoline and food prices, Americans are finding creative ways to cut costs on routine items such as groceries and clothing, forcing retailers, restaurants and manufacturers to decode the tastes of a suddenly thrifty public.

Indonesia runs airport bird flu drill -- JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Sunday wrapped up a major three-day bird flu drill on the resort island of Bali with an exercise focused on passengers at the island's international airport.

The Sick and Crazy Science Tobacco Companies Pursue to Get You Hooked -- Injecting nitric oxide into the penises of sedated cats is just one of the newly discovered bizarre studies conducted by the tobacco industry.

Nev. GOP recesses state convention, angering Paul supporters -- Outmaneuvered by raucous Ron Paul supporters, Nevada Republican Party leaders abruptly shut down their state convention and now must resume the event to complete a list of 31 delegates to the GOP national convention. Read More...

Ron Paul is down but not out -- The libertarian-leaning obstetrician-turned-congressman's long-shot candidacy continues to take on a life of its own — and he admits he’s in no rush to tamp down the enthusiasm.

New Police Decoy Vehicle From Redmond, OR -- PatrolSmart™ Police Decoy Vehicles present an attractive cost-effective solution to increase “police presence” 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. PatrolSmart™ Police Decoy Vehicles are full-size and life-like. This is the first, and only, custom manufactured full-size police decoy to be offered in the United States.

CIA Stonewall: Agency Won't Release 7,000 Documents Related to Torture Program -- After identifying some 7,000 pages of classified memos, e-mails and other records relating to its forced disappearance, secret detention and torture program, the Central Intelligence Agency has refused to release the documents.

Scientists Call For More Access To Biotech Crop Data -- More than one billion acres of biotech crops have been grown in the US, but their environmental impacts are not fully known.

Scientist's aim: Alter weather -- "We cannot make clouds or chase clouds away," said Bruintjes, who leads the National Center for Atmospheric Research's weather-modification group. Sill, Bruintjes and other scientists speaking Tuesday at an international conference on weather modification in Westminster said there are possibilities for managing and modifying weather — from making rain to reducing the severity of hurricanes. What is needed, they said, is renewed federal backing of the research.

UW scientists explain mid-April snow -- Western Washington was hit with record low temperatures and unseasonable lowland snowfall this past weekend. Scientists pointed to two main factors influencing the unusual weather: cooler than normal surface ocean waters in the tropical Pacific and the persistence of low pressure along the Pacific coast of North America.

Audio: Messing with the Climate to Save It -- Stabilizing the earth's climate will ultimately require zeroing out all emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Some geological engineers are toying with some pretty wild ideas to counter climate change.

Burkina: Meningitis kills 800 -- A total of 811 people had succumbed to meningitis epidemic in Burkina Faso during the first quarter of this year.

How Does Aspartame Damage Your Brain? -- The review found that high doses of the sweetener may lead to neurodegeneration. It has also previously been found that aspartame consumption can cause neurological and behavioral disturbances in sensitive individuals. Read More...

YouTube Video: GENERATION RX -- A MUST WATCH! This film explores how children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier — and more often than ever before.

FEMA: Upcoming Exercises -- The Department of Homeland Security's National Exercise Program (NEP), the nation's overarching homeland security exercise program, will conduct a combined exercise in May 2008 that will test hurricane preparedness planning, assess federal interagency Continuity of Operations (COOP) procedures, exercise a response to terrorist attacks in Washington State and test Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). These linked exercises are referred to as National Level Exercise 2-08 (NLE 2-08). Read More...

Depleted uranium to remain in Hawaii -- The Army plans to leave in place depleted uranium discovered in 2005 at a Schofield Barracks firing range from a Cold War weapon that could fire a nuclear warhead, saying it poses no health risk.

Stockpile Food! - Load Up the Pantry says Wall Street Journal!

Indiana House Candidate Speaks at Hitler Event -- Tony Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in northern Indiana's 2nd District, stood in front of a painting of Hitler, next to people wearing swastika armbands and with a swastika flag in the background for the speech to the American National Socialist Workers Party in Chicago on Sunday.

Face scans for air passengers to begin in UK this summer -- Airline passengers are to be screened with facial recognition technology rather than checks by passport officers, in an attempt to improve security and ease congestion, the Guardian can reveal.

Al-Sadr may restart full-scale fight against US in Iraq -- Muqtada al-Sadr is considering setting aside his political ambitions and restarting a full-scale fight against U.S.-led forces — a worrisome shift that may reflect Iranian influence on the young cleric and could open the way for a shadow state protected by his powerful Mahdi Army.

Rationing of rice hits Britain’s Chinese and curry restaurants -- Rice is being rationed in Britain as shopkeepers limit supplies to their customers to prevent hoarding. Restrictions on sales in Asian neighborhoods are reported as emergency measures are taken by governments worldwide to combat the soaring cost of rice and prevent outbreaks of food rioting.

Science fiction inspires DARPA weapon -- The late Arthur C Clarke is famous for having popularized the geostationary communications satellite in 1945. Now the Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to turn one of his more dangerous ideas into reality.

Machine Gun-Toting Officers To Patrol NYC Subway -- The NYPD's new firepower consists of cops with Mp5 submachine guns, rifles, body armor and bomb-sniffing dogs. Starting Thursday, five or six teams a day will patrol the major transit hubs in the city in the new program, all thanks to a 50 percent increase in a Homeland Security grant.

Crisis In Food Prices Threatens Worldwide Starvation - Is it Genocide? -- Rising worldwide food prices are resulting in shortages, riots and protests, promises by governments to expand food aid, expressions of concern by international bodies like the World Bank, and stress on household budgets even in developed countries like the U.S. Did this just "happen" or is there a plan?

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Trucker Website -- - keep updated on the current Trucker Strike.

John McCain gets tax-free disability pension -- Sen. John McCain has long said he is in robust health and is strong enough to hike the Grand Canyon, but he also is receiving what his staff Monday termed a "disability pension" from the Navy. When McCain released his tax return for 2007 on Friday, he separately disclosed that he received a pension of $58,358 that was not listed as income on his return. McCain's staff identified the retirement benefit as a "disability pension" and said that McCain "was retired as disabled because of his limited body movements due to injuries as a POW."

23 earthquakes in four days have some Tri-Staters saying enough is enough -- At least 23 earthquakes have shaken the Tri-State during the past four days, including the magnitude 5.2 shocker Friday and a 4.0 aftershock early Monday that was one of the strongest yet.

Americans hoard food as industry seeks regs -- Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to drive food prices higher. Meanwhile, some Americans are stocking up on staples such as rice, flour and oil in anticipation of high prices and shortages spreading from overseas.

'US mulling over attack on Pakistan' -- Pakistani main media outlets have accused the Bush administration of planning to launch a military action against the country.

FDA report shows problems at Merck vaccine plant -- Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration spent 30 days at the plant between November and January and cited 49 areas of concern, including a failure to follow good management practices. Federal inspectors documented unwanted "fibers" on the stoppers of vaccine vials at Merck & Co. Inc.'s vast vaccine plant in Montgomery County. Read More...

Is Organic Food Really Healthier? -- Don't ask the US federal government whether there are any health benefits to eating organic food. It won't tell.

Sheriff Candidate Believes Crime Is Terrorism -- According to section 802 of the Patriot Act, minor criminal offenses can be interpreted as terrorism by government officials.

DARPA Wants Soldiers to Touch, From 300 Feet Away -- The idea behind this "Tactical Telehaptic Communication" program is to place "electrotactile or vibrotactile arrays... near or on the soldier’s skin" -- and then buzz the G.I. in the appropriate place, to convey a message.

Control Ammo - Control Guns -- No Bullets, No Shootings. Politicians who want to ban guns, but who don’t have the votes in Congress and state legislatures, are trying to achieve the same effect by banning the manufacture, importation, sale and possession of as much ammunition as possible, and severely restricting the rest.

McCain: Commoners Must Accept Globalization -- Come November, it does not matter who “wins” the White House, the lot of the average American will be the same no matter if Obama, Clinton, or McCain sit in the White House. And that lot will be one of increasing misery as the late, great United States is converted into a slave labor gulag, little different than China.

Global fluoride and arsenic contamination of water mapped -- Swiss researchers have mapped the levels of arsenic and fluoride in groundwater throughout the world. They hope this new global picture will provide a starting point for planning future drinking water projects, and help to avoid water contamination in developing countries.

Waterloo Watch Says Fluoride In Our Tap Water Is Unnecessary -- The City of Dryden, Ontario banned the use of fluoride in its water on April 22, 2008 and saved $300,000 per year. The City of Cambridge has natural fluoride in its water. Kitchener doesn’t add it. In Waterloo Region only the City of Waterloo adds fluoride. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of Europe has said no to fluoride.

China down to 12 days worth of coal says report -- CHINA only has enough coal for 12 days of consumption, three days less than a month ago, state media reported Wednesday, sounding the alarm bells over the nation's most important source of energy.

Ex-EPA Chief Is Ruled Not Liable for 9/11 Safety Claims -- Christine Todd Whitman, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, cannot be held liable for assuring residents near the burning detritus of the World Trade Center after the 2001 attacks that the air was safe to breathe, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations -- The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners. Indeed, the United States leads the world in producing prisoners and Americans are locked up for crimes — from writing bad checks to using drugs — that would rarely produce prison sentences in other countries. And in particular they are kept incarcerated far longer than prisoners in other nations.

Court allows search and seizure in Virginia case -- The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.

Banks Cut 48,000 Jobs as Subprime Losses Mount -- The table on this website link shows the 48,000 jobs cut by the world's biggest banks and securities firms in the past 10 months after being hit by mortgage losses and writedowns.

Placing the Terrorist Threat to the Food Supply in Perspective -- With global food supplies already tight, many people have begun once again to think (and perhaps even worry) about threats to the U.S. agricultural system and the impact such threats could have on the U.S. — and global — food supply. In light of this, it is instructive to examine some of these threats and attempt to place them in perspective. Read More...

Petraeus Picked to be CENTCOM Chief -- Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President George W. Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

Nuclear Fueled Explosion Reported In US Midwest -- Reports from 3rd Army Headquarters of the Russian Space Command, located in Solnechnogorsk (Moscow oblast), are reporting (April 18, 2008) that a ‘nuclear fueled’ explosion has occurred in the United States region of Illinois after the downing of an American B-52 Bomber by, presumed, other elements of the US Air Force operating in that region.

Group urges heart test before kids get ADHD drugs -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should get their hearts checked before starting treatment with Ritalin or other stimulant drugs, experts recommended.

Obama Climbs On The Vaccine Research Bandwagon -- Obama stated at a rally in Pennsylvania: "We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it." However, Senator John McCain has already expressed his belief that vaccines and the mercury containing preservative thimerosal could be implicated in what he has rightly termed an "autism epidemic." Along with Senator Hillary Clinton who wrote that she was "Committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including
possible environmental causes like vaccines."

Ex-engineer for U.S. Army is accused of spying for Israel -- An 84-year-old former army engineer in New Jersey was charged on Tuesday with leaking dozens of secret documents about nuclear arms, missiles and fighter jets to the Israeli government during the early 1980s, U.S. government prosecutors said.

Send a Formal complaint letter to the FEC to investigate Sen. John McCain officially breaking the $54 million dollar spending limitation imposed by the presidential public financing system -- If we flood the FEC with complaints they will have to take notice. Do not delay and file your complaint with the FEC TODAY!!! If McCain gets bumped out of the race... Ron Paul could rise to the foreground! ... and it only takes one print out and a $0.41 stamp.

Clinton wins Pa. but it still leaves her the underdog -- Still the underdog in a contest that won't quit, Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled off a feisty act of political survival in the Pennsylvania primary, defeating Barack Obama to keep her Democratic presidential hopes alive.

Clinton threatens to 'obliterate' Iran -- In an interview with the ABC News, when she was asked what she would do if Iran attacked Israel, she said "I want the Iranians to know that if I am the president we will attack Iran."

VA Sued Over Care, High Suicide Rates -- An e-mail made public during the trial revealed that the head of the VA's Mental Health division, Dr. Ira Katz, advised a media representative not to tell reporters that 1,000 veterans receiving care at the VA try to kill themselves every month.

General: Stop-Loss Needed Through '09 -- It will be more than a year before the Army can end the unpopular practice of forcing Soldiers to stay in the service beyond their retirement or re-enlistment dates, a top official said April 21.

VIDEO: Out of Control Fraud -- Must viewing.!! Worth your time to watch.

VIDEO: World According to Monsanto - Documentary -- Monsanto! Derry Brownfield was right! The French documentary, called “The world according to Monsanto” and directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, paints a grim picture of a company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals.

G8 summit to discuss food prices -- Record global food prices will be on the agenda of the Group of Eight heads of state summit in July for the first time in almost 30 years, amid mounting concerns about the social, political and economic impact of the food crisis.

Taking Common Painkiller (acetaminophen) with Coffee is Extremely Toxic to the Liver -- Combining caffeine with the active ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be extremely dangerous for the liver, according to new research conducted at the University of Washington and reported in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

Welcome to Captive FLDS Children -- This website was created by the FLDS people to help the innocent children that were living at the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. This website is being updated hourly.

George Bush confirmed to ABC News that he had approved the crafting by senior administration officials of torture guidelines for use by CIA interrogators -- However...This Is Not Bush’s First Torture Scandal - In his younger days headlines - Branding of Frat Pledges at Yale Caused Second-Degree Burns, Permanent Scars.

Miffed Ecuador Prez May Close US Base -- Many Ecuadoreans are bothered by the U.S. presence and the perceived challenge to the country's sovereignty, and Correa promised during his campaign in 2006 to close the outpost.

Bush Secrecy Policies have Transformed U.S. Government from "Open" to "Closed" -- President George W. Bush has transformed an open federal government in Washington into one of “pervasive secrecy,” a distinguished authority on communications and First Amendment rights says.

Ontario to ban pesticides -- Ontario's Liberal government will introduce legislation tomorrow to implement a provincewide ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides, keeping one of their key election promises from last year.

Scientists Agree That EMFs Pose a Threat to Your Health -- Electricity has become an integral part of our lives, with electromagnetic fields (EMFs) all around us. Electricity certainly makes our lives easier in many ways. Is it possible that electricity is also making our lives shorter?

Alaska Independence Movement -- The peoples of Aztlan in the south proclaim their right to independence and today, the Alaska Independence Movement presents its case in PRAVDA.Ru.

Gardisil Effects -- The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or Human Sacrifice?

Website on RFID tracking -- Check out the links.

Take a Look at the All American Walmart sign?! -- Could it be.....UN blue?

Pennsylvania Democrats choose between Obama and Clinton today April 22, 2008 -- Democrats in Pennsylvania make their choice today in the presidential nominating race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, with Clinton aiming for a big win to keep her flickering White House hopes alive.

Double number of ex-cons join the US army -- The US army doubled its use of "moral waivers" for enlisted soldiers last year to cope with the demands of the Iraq war, allowing sex offenders, people convicted of making terrorist threats, and child abusers into the military, new records released yesterday showed.

Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World -- Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing.

Bank of America Net Income Falls 77% on Writedowns -- Bank of America Corp., the second- largest U.S. bank, said profit dropped for a third straight quarter as the company set aside $6.01 billion for bad loans.

UK News: Brown acts to head off tax revolt -- Gordon Brown has told Labour MPs he understands their concerns about the abolition of the 10p tax rate. He is trying to head off a backbench rebellion by MPs angry that millions of low earners have been left worse off after changes in last year's Budget.

UK: Calm urged over refinery shutdown -- Motorists have been urged not to panic buy fuel amid warnings that the shutdown of Scotland's only crude oil refinery could lead to shortages.

Time Cover Upsets Iwo Jima Veterans -- Time magazine, on its April 21 cover in most parts of the world, takes the famous Iwo Jima photograph of Marines raising the American flag, and replaces the flag with a tree to discuss battling climate change.

Three States Conducted Martial Law Sweeps -- Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation that one sheriff’s deputy has described as "martial law training". Law-enforcement agencies in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas took part in what was described by local media as "an anti-crime and anti-terrorism initiative" involving officers from more than 50 federal, state and local agencies.

Florida: Cops Disguise Cameras As Fire Hydrants -- Sonier and the Lee County cops are busy installing “custom-made cameras” in fire hydrants, on exit signs in apartment buildings, and metal underneath cars. “Citizens don’t know what we do,” bragged Lee County Sheriff Lt. Gary Desrosiers of the Technical Investigations Unit.

U.S. military targets Southeast Colorado -- Property seizures in other countries are considered totalitarian. When they occur at the hands of the corporate-controlled U.S. government they are apparently condoned and even facilitated by the courts whose job it is to reign in this kind of abuse. The army is attempting to seize property in Southeast Colorado, claiming they need extra land to better prepare the troops. What's really behind this patriotic-let's-help-the-troops endeavor? Call it what they will, land seizure is land seizure and violates the public trust.

Farm Bill Complicates Plight of Honeybees -- The hand of nature, usually unseen and unappreciated, is coming down hard on California agriculture. The honeybees that pollinate its $21 billion bounty of almonds, avocados, berries, melons and other produce that make it the nation's farming giant are disappearing from an unexplained cause.

Unleashing the Bugs of War -- So what's hot at DARPA right now? Bugs. The creepy, crawly flying kind. The Agency's Microsystems Technology Office is hard at work on HI-MEMS (Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical System), raising real insects filled with electronic circuitry, which could be guided using GPS technology to specific targets via electrical impulses sent to their muscles. These half-bug, half-chip creations — DARPA calls them "insect cyborgs" — would be ideal for surveillance missions, the agency says in a brief description on its website.

Summit renamed to defuse 'North American Union' critics -- As the fourth annual summit of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America begins in New Orleans, the White House is engaged in a public relations campaign to reposition the meeting away from the controversial issue of continental integration.

Earth's Hum Sounds More Mysterious Than Ever -- Earth gives off a relentless hum of countless notes completely imperceptible to the human ear, like a giant, exceptionally quiet symphony, but the origin of this sound remains a mystery. Read More...

"AEROSOL ANOMALIES" Posted on Behalf of the Submitters by Clifford E Carnicom -- "During the past month, two individuals have submitted a series of photographs to me that depict unusual airborne forms. To my knowledge, neither of these individuals is in contact with the other. The photographs are stated to be original. In both cases, the photos shown here are reported to have taken place in the midst of heavy aerosol operations over the respective geographic regions." Read More...

A Guide to NYT Bombshell on Military/Media Propaganda -- By now you have probably heard about what might be the mainstream news article in recent weeks, the front-page David Barstow epic in today's New York Times on how the Pentagon, starting in 2002, assembled a crew of retired military officers to disseminate propaganda via all-too-willing network and cable news outlets. Read More...


VIDEO: Brasscheck TV: Post a sign, end the war -- The Freeway Blogger.

VIDEO: Brasscheck TV: Condi must go -- There's a campaign in the works to force Condoleezza Rice to resign as Secretary of State.

A New Look at our Presidential Choices -- Too Funny!

Lawsuit: Veterans Affairs has failed to prevent suicides begins Monday April 21, 2008 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn't doing enough to prevent suicide and provide adequate medical care for Americans who have served in the armed forces, a class-action lawsuit that goes to trial this week charges.
Related Article: Distressed war veterans get day in court

U.S. military groomed TV military analysts says report -- Many U.S. military analysts used as commentators on Iraq by television networks have been groomed by the Pentagon, leaving some feeling they were manipulated to report favorably on the Bush administration, The New York Times said in Sunday editions.

British dealers supply arms to Iran -- Investigators have identified a number of British arms dealers trading with Tehran, triggering alarm among government officials who fear Iran's nuclear programme may be receiving significant support from UK sources.

UN chief: Food crisis is now emergency -- A rapidly escalating global food crisis has reached emergency proportions and threatens to wipe out seven years of progress in the fight against poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned.

Police: Teen planned to bomb high school -- COLUMBIA, S.C. - A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers, authorities said Sunday.

U.S. commanders seeking to widen Pakistan attacks -- American commanders in Afghanistan have in recent months urged a widening of the war that could include American attacks on indigenous Pakistani militants in the tribal areas inside Pakistan, according to United States officials.

The new shape of music: Music has its own geometry, researchers find -- Now, three music professors – Clifton Callender at Florida State University, Ian Quinn at Yale University and Dmitri Tymoczko at Princeton University - have devised a new way of analyzing and categorizing music that takes advantage of the deep, complex mathematics they see enmeshed in its very fabric. Read More...

Immigration breaks backs of taxpaying U.S. citizens -- Are you having a hard time paying your bills, making your mortgage payments or putting your kids through college? You need to know how much of your hard-earned income the government is skimming off and diverting into handouts to immigrants and illegal immigrants. The bottom line, which you need to know for your own bottom line, is that U.S. taxpayers are giving more than $9,000 a year in cash or benefits to each immigrant, a third of whom are in the country illegally. That's $36,000 for each immigrant household of four.

Check the Polls website -- Good website to keep an eye on a variety of Polls.

Sticker Shock in the Organic Aisles -- Rising prices for organic groceries are prompting some consumers to question their devotion to food produced without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or antibiotics. In some parts of the country, a loaf of organic bread can cost $4.50, a pound of pasta has hit $3, and organic milk is closing in on $7 a gallon.

EPA Sued over Pesticide Approval -- A coalition of environmental and farm worker groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency after the agency approved the sale of four organophosphate pesticides that the groups say pose unacceptable risks to the environment and human health.

Canada bans BPA plastic from baby bottles -- The Canadian government on Friday became the first country to ban a widely found chemical from use in baby bottles, spurring a leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate to call for legislation that would prohibit use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in a number of everyday consumer products.

Five Years Later, Fallujah is Still in Tatters -- Fallujah remains a crippled city more than two years after the November 2004 U.S.-led assault.

5.4 earthquake rocks Illinois; also felt in Indiana -- The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered 6 miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Related Link: Recent Earthquakes in Central US

Doctors hope to check patients with micro radio antennas -- Instead of asking friends "How do you feel?" or doctors examining patients, one day such queries and examinations may be replaced by tiny radio antennas implanted under the skin to act as remote sensors of humans' emotional, physiological state. Scientists at the Hebrew University's applied physics department have discovered a method for remote sensing of people's physiological and emotional state.

The Astonishing Cost Of Consumer Liquids -- This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.

China passes US as second-biggest exporter -- Global trade growth is expected to slow to a six-year low of 4.5 per cent this year but China has overtaken the US as the world's second-biggest exporter, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said yesterday.

Army Offers Incentives for Captains -- In an effort to encourage more mid-grade officers to remain in service, the Army is again offering a "menu of incentives" for active-component captains that includes options for a cash bonus, attendance at graduate school or the Defense Language Institute.

Study says 300,000 U.S. troops suffer mental problems -- About 300,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, but about half receive no care, an independent study said on Thursday. The study by the RAND Corp. also estimated that another 320,000 troops have sustained a possible traumatic brain injury during deployment. But researchers could not say how many of those cases were serious or required treatment.
Related Article: Nearly 1 in 5 troops has mental problems after war service

Ohio AG tells employers to stop using SSN's -- Remember that the SSN is not "owned" by the employee and further your "need" is only to satisfy his benefit if he chooses to participate in government social security insurance and the government withholding program. Thus if an employee refuses to include an SSN on any government form, that right is his own.

Drought contributes to shortage of food staple in Australia -- Six long years of drought have taken a toll, reducing Australia's rice crop by 98 percent and leading to the mothballing of the mill last December. Drought affects every agricultural industry based here, not just rice — from sheepherding, the other mainstay in this dusty land, to the cultivation of wine grapes, the fastest-growing crop here, with that expansion often coming at the expense of rice.

CDC: Flu season worst in 4 years; vaccine didn't work well -- The current flu season has shaped up to be the worst in four years, partly because the vaccine didn't work well against the viruses that made most people sick, health officials said Thursday.

Scientists Find Blueberries Reverse Age Related Memory Deficits -- Phytochemical-rich foods, such as blueberries, are not only healthy food choices, they may actually be able to reverse age-related memory problems. That's the conclusion of a study by a research team from the University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School in England.

A Magnesium Deficiency Increases Cancer Risk Significantly -- There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely.

NASA says 13 year old 'We’re All Gonna Die' asteroid-strike sums are wrong -- Just when you think NASA is finally getting back up on its feet again… Sheesh. Then some Klugscheißer 13-year-old German schoolboy comes along and double-checks their math and finds out that the Apophis asteroid does not in fact have a 1 in 45,000 chance of whacking our planet in 2029 or when it comes around for a second try in 2036, like we thought it did. No, no. The chance is more like 1 in 450.

Illnesses rise among plant workers who handled pig brains -- The number of mysterious neurological illnesses among workers who processed pig brains at pork plants in three states has grown to as many as 24, and other possible cases are being evaluated, researchers said Wednesday.

Freedom Rally 2008:
April 15th Rally with pictures -- Arthur Pollock's view of The Freedom Rally that was held at the footsteps of the Capitol Building in D.C. on April 15th 2008. (Thanks Arthur)
Freedom Rally in Washington DC April 15th 2008 (Video) -- Video taken By Ernest Hancock.
Freedom Rally Photos & Clips: Ron Paul at Freedom Rally Pictures and Video 04/15/2008 -- Here are a few pictures and a somewhat poor quality video taken with a digital camera of the final portion of his short speech (depending on your bandwidth watching the video may require some buffering time). For the photos click on the thumbnail to view the large version.

Court says coach can't kneel, bow head as team prays -- A New Jersey school board was within its rights to tell a football coach he cannot kneel and bow his head as members of his team have a student-led pre-game prayer, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Public Tells Government Panel: Vaccine Safety Must Come First by Barbara Loe Fisher -- After nearly three decades of resisting public calls from parents of vaccine injured children for a formal investigation into vaccine safety, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established the National Vaccine Advisory Committee Working Group on Vaccine Safety to review a scientific research agenda proposed by DHHS.
Related Link: Legal Exemptions to Vaccination -- Medical, philosophical or personal belief exemptions are worded differently in each state. To use an exemption for your child, you must know specifically what the law says in your state. Read more on exemptions...

Reports: Data on Vioxx was misused -- Corporate and government documents from Vioxx lawsuits indicate that the drug's maker, Merck & Co., apparently downplayed evidence showing the painkiller tripled the risk of death in Alzheimer's-prone patients, researchers report.

Largest 3rd Party To Choose Candidate For President -- The country’s fastest-growing and largest third party, based on voter registration, the Constitution Party, ( will nominate a presidential candidate at a nationwide convention in Kansas City, Mo, April 23 -26,2008.

Are Cell Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking? -- Award-winning cancer expert Dr. Vini Khurana has concluded that mobile phones may kill far more people than smoking or asbestos.  Read More...

Eating Just One Sausage a Day Raises Your Cancer Risk By 20 Percent -- Just one sausage a day can significantly raise your risk of bowel cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease, according to an analysis by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). Eating 1.8 ounces of processed meat daily -- about one sausage or three pieces of bacon -- raises the likelihood of the cancer by a fifth.

Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest -- The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency — a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people.

French Volcanic Clay Kills Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA Superbug -- Researchers have discovered that a clay made from volcanic ash in France has powerful antibiotic properties and is capable of killing even antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

UN warns of looming NKorea food crisis -- Time is running out to avert a humanitarian tragedy in North Korea due to acute and worsening food shortages, a United Nations agency warned Wednesday. "The food security situation... is clearly bad and getting worse," said Tony Banbury, the World Food Programme's (WFP) Asia director.

The Food Irradiation Plot: Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods -- By using radiation on all fresh produce, they claim, the number of food-borne illness outbreaks that happen each year could be substantially reduced. It all makes sense until you realize that by destroying the nutritional value of all fresh produce sold in the United States, an irradiation policy would greatly increase the number of people killed by infections and chronic diseases that are prevented by the natural medicines found in fresh produce!

Bush to host birthday celebration fit for a pope -- President Bush has quite a birthday present for Pope Benedict XVI: at least 9,000 excited guests gathered on the White House's South Lawn for a 21-gun salute, a famed soprano's rendition of "The Lord's Prayer" and an emotional presidential welcome.

COPPER: The new underground currency -- Thieves are ransacking house after house in search of copper they can sell to scrap dealers for as much as $20,000 a month.

A year later, Virginia Tech is still healing -- One year ago today, on a cold, windy morning, Seung Hui Cho killed 32 people on this campus before turning his gun on himself.

Vietnam Memorial Names Linked to Web -- With a few computer keystrokes, each of the 58,000-plus names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C., is now searchable and linked to that person's service records and casualty report, thanks to the National Archives and the online company at

Military to Free Iraqi AP Photographer -- The U.S. military said it will release Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein on April 16, more than two years after he was detained by U.S. Marines on suspicions of links to insurgents.

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness -- For every child that DSS can get adopted, there is a bonus of $4,000 to $6,000. Read More...

Bush paid $221,635 in taxes for 2007 -- The federal tax bill for President Bush and his wife: $221,635. That's how much the Bushes owed on their adjusted gross income of $923,807 for the year 2007, according to a joint return released Friday.

Laura Bush: We're moving back to Dallas -- Dallas County may be turning Democratic, but it's about to gain two prominent Republican residents: The Bushes are moving back to town. First lady Laura Bush confirmed Thursday that she and her husband will return to the area when they leave the White House in January.

Texas School Suspends Student for Answering Call in Class From Dad in Iraq -- A Texas sergeant and his son recently found themselves separated not only by an eight-hour time difference, several bodies of water, hundreds of miles and a war, but by a high school official who suspended the boy for answering his dad's call during class.

National “DNA warehouse” bill passes -- Passing the House of Representatives on a voice vote, S. 1858 has been sent to President Bush for signature. The Newborn Genetic Screening bill was passed by the Senate last December. The bill violates the U.S. Constitution and the Nuremberg Code, writes Twila Brase, president of the Citizen’s Council on Health Care (CCHC).

Car Powered By Water A Reality -- Denny Klein has invented the world's first water powered car. It runs on what he calls "Aquygen." Aquygen is water or H2O, broken down and turned into HHO gas, something scientists once thought impossible.

YouTube: NORTH AMERICAN UNION & VCHIP TRUTH -- Scenes from the movie Zeitgeist - watch it free.

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup -- HFCS high fructose corn syrup is responsible for a dangerous epidemic of obesity and diabetes. People under the age of 45 are “children of the corn.” Like Stephen King's thriller, they are reaping the consequences...

The Collapse of the Middle Class - Stories from Vermont and America -- The American middle class is collapsing. Hundreds of people from Vermont and across America have emailed Senator Bernie Sanders to tell him about their personal experiences as they struggle to make ends meet.

Chemical Used in Non-Stick Cookware Continues to Prove Its Toxicity -- There seems to be more evidence mounting in the ongoing Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA) debate. PFOA is used in the production of Teflon and other non-stick surfaces and is found in the packaging of candy bars, microwave popcorn, fast food packaging like french fry and pizza boxes, bakery items, drinks, paper plates, and a host of "stain resistant" products such as carpets. Read More...

Morgellons Disease May Be Linked to Genetically Modified Food -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given care giant Kaiser Permanente over $300,000 to test and interview 150 to 500 patients suffering from Morgellons Disease. The study will be done in northern California where many Morgellons patients live. Prior to this news, people had written off the disease as a hoax or the result of hypochondria. But recent evidence suggests that the disease is indeed real, and may be related to genetically modified (GM) food.

Cosmetic chemicals found in breast tumours -- Preservative chemicals found in samples of breast tumours probably came from underarm deodorants, UK scientists have claimed.

Haitian prime minister ousted over high food prices -- Haiti's Parliament has voted to dismiss Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis after deadly protests over rising food prices. Senator Gabriel Fortune said that 16 of Haiti's 27 senators voted in favor of the dismissal in Saturday's session.

Water Runs Dry in Orme, Tennessee as Drought Worsens -- A small town in southeast Tennessee has actually run out of water, and must truck in water from a nearby town three days a week to sustain its already highly restricted water usage.

Military Artillery crashes into NJ home, killing cat -- Between 2 and 3 p.m. Friday, a two pound hunk of artillery crashed through the roof of Cheryl Angle's home on Longwood Lake Road in the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township.

Nano World: Nanowires help spot cancer -- Arrays of silicon nanowires with biomolecular coatings can spot molecular traces of cancer far more accurately, quickly and specifically than technology currently available to doctors, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Less Americans willing to join army -- The DoD survey suggested that the inclination of young men, mostly aging 16 to 21, toward military service has fallen to its lowest level since the end of the Cold War, wrote a Marine Corps Times article on Saturday.

18 students arrested in Darfur protest at White House -- A group of student protesters were arrested Sunday after they called on President Bush to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and refused to leave the front gates of the White House.

MMR doctor admits ethics failing -- The doctor who first linked the MMR vaccine to autism has admitted a poor grasp of the medical ethics surrounding work on children. Thanks to Mike Tawse!

Met Police officers to be 'microchipped' by top brass in Big Brother style tracking scheme -- Every single Metropolitan police officer will be 'microchipped' so top brass can monitor their movements on a Big Brother style tracking scheme, it can be revealed today.

USDA Strong-Arming Organic Farmers to Join Big Brother-Like National Animal Identification System -- Livestock producers who sign up for marketing programs such as Process Verified, Certified Organic and Non-Hormone Treated Cattle may find themselves automatically registered in the National Animal Identification System.

Sensitive military equipment for sale online -- Stolen and sensitive US military equipment, including fighter jet parts wanted by Iran and nuclear biological protective gear, has been available to the highest bidder on popular internet sales sites, according to congressional investigators.

Missouri bill would expand authorization of public-private partnerships -- A Missouri House panel has unanimously approved a bill that would encourage more public-private agreements for transportation projects throughout the state. Another bill would allow heavier trucks on certain types of roads.

YouTube: Hacks Ron Paul vote count CIA Brainwashing -- Ron Paul calls for a MARCH!!!! April 15th!!! Be there!!!

Scientists take drugs to boost brain power says study -- Twenty percent of scientists admit to using performance-enhancing prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, according to a survey released Wednesday by Nature, Britain's top science journal. The overwhelming majority of these med-taking brainiacs said they indulged in order to "improve concentration," and 60 percent said they did so on a daily or weekly basis.

Depleted Uranium Contaminates the Body for Twenty Years -- Traces of depleted uranium (DU) have been found in people even 20 years after their initial exposure, according to research conducted by a scientist from the University of Leicester, England and presented at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.

Depleted uranium burned at Hill -- Crews conducting the work were not aware the parts contained depleted uranium because the 40-year-old drawings and other information describing the components weren’t readily available, she said.

Army under stress from long wars -- U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of forces in Iraq has made it harder for the military to fight conflicts that could arise elsewhere.

Cheney, others OK'd harsh interrogations -- Bush administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned.

NAFTA Superhighway: Progress on the Trans Texas Corridor Continues -- An article carried by Reuters, March 10, 2008, datelined Madrid reports that the Spanish company Cintra said it had closed financing to build segments 5 and 6 of its SH-130 toll road between San Antonio and Austin, Texas in the U.S. It plans to invest $1.36 billion in this leg of the project. Read More...

Justice Department Increasingly Avoiding Corporate Prosecutions -- The Justice Department has put off prosecuting more than fifty companies suspected of wrongdoing over the last three years. The decline in prosecutions is seen as a deliberate and dramatic shift in policy.

Washington lobbying sets record in 2007 -- Corporations, unions and other interests spent a record-setting $2.79 billion in 2007 on lobbying Washington officials for favorable policies, said a study from a watchdog group released on Thursday.

Iraq Orders US to Release Photographer -- An Iraqi judicial committee has dismissed terrorism-related allegations against Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein and ordered him released nearly two years after he was detained by the U.S. military.

Army to Reinvestigate Soldier's Death -- The Department of Defense initially reported that Sgt. James Musack, 23, of Riverside, died from injuries suffered in a non-combat incident on Nov. 21, 2006, north of Baghdad. An Army investigation completed in December 2007 determined Musack died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Family members dispute that, saying Musack would not have killed himself. As reported by GazetteOnline on April 7, the Army has reopened the investigation.

Veterans Department Creates Roadblocks to Voter Registration for Injured Vets -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake told two Democratic senators that his department will not help injured veterans at VA facilities to register to vote before the 2008 election.

Industrial Control Systems Killed Once and Will Again, Experts Warn -- "I've logged over 90 incidents in all industries worldwide," said Joe Weiss, managing partner at Applied Control Solutions, speaking at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. "The damage ranges from significant equipment failure to deaths."

Dangerous animal virus on US mainland? -- The Bush administration is likely to move its research on one of the most contagious animal diseases from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock, raising concerns about a catastrophic outbreak.

U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11 -- A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor Israel is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

YouTube: Vaccines in Sci-Fi Horror -- From Sci-Fi Horrors to Real-Life Horrors, vaccine programs that affect our health, our food supply, and even our reproductive systems are being implemented. Whether it is with reckless abandon or a malevolence of purpose, I will leave that for you to decide. However, with vaccine-caused outbreaks, viruses leaving laboratories on their own accord, and companies willing to overstate the need for their questionable vaccines, Sci-Fi Horror is getting a little too real. NOTE FROM BRASSCHECK

NAIS TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULED AT TUSCUMBIA MO. on Thursday, April 17th at 7 p.m. EXPLAINING THE NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM -- Take a look at the flyer for more details.

Ron Paul National Meetup Call (Thursday) 4-10-08 -- 9pm (eastern) 8pm (central) 7pm (mountain) 6pm (pacific)

Top Ten (10) Things NOT to Do If You Are Arrested -- The basic rule is to simply listen to the officer and do as your told, "Put Your Hands Behind Your Back" and do NOT do any of the following Ten Things:

Iraq's citizens told to hand in their guns -- Iraq's security forces have been ordered by the prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to collect arms from civilians and political parties in Baghdad. Citizens have been urged to hand in all weapons as well as explosives within three days from April 9th.

Pentagon issues pocket lie detector to troops -- The Pentagon is planning to give US troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan "hand-held lie detectors" aimed at rooting out potential insurgents and terrorists.

Many who got mumps had vaccine, study says -- Most of the college students who got the mumps in an outbreak in 2006 had received the recommended two vaccine shots, according to a study that raises questions about whether a new vaccine or another booster shot is needed.

Bush to announce shorter Army tours -- President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

Army Conduct Waivers Double -- The percentage of recruits requiring a waiver to join the Army because of a criminal record or other misconduct has more than doubled since 2004 to one for every eight new soldiers, USA Today reported Monday.

14 Structural Engineers Now Publicly Challenge Government's Explanation for Destruction of the World Trade Center -- Read their statements.

The Great Chinese Crash of 2008 -- Chinese stock markets are experiencing a nosedive not unlike the Nasdaq plunge of 2000. Since their October highs, the Shanghai Composite (SSE) is down 44%, and the Hang Seng is down 24%. I guess our financial media is too concerned about the S&P's 13% decline to care.

'Vote Mugabe or you die'. Inside Zimbabwe, the backlash begins -- The patients at Louisa Guidotti hospital said there were eight men, one carrying a shotgun, another with an AK-47, others with pistols, and they went from bed to bed forcing out anyone who could walk. About 70 people were gathered in the grounds. Then the lecture began. "This is your last chance," said one of the armed men. "You messed up when you voted. Next time you vote you must get it right or you will die."

Scientists Scared of Socks as Nanotechnology and Nanoparticles Become Common in Consumer Products -- “The general public needs to be aware that there are unknown risks associated with the products they buy containing nanomaterials,” researchers Paul Westerhoff and Troy M. Benn said in a report scheduled for the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Bacteria-Eating Virus Approved as Food Additive -- Not all viruses harm people. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a mixture of viruses as a food additive to protect people. The additive can be used in processing plants for spraying onto ready-to-eat meat and poultry products to protect consumers from the potentially life-threatening bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).

Woman rubs scabby arms on bank canister threatening teller with Morgellons -- "A customer went through the drive-thru and threatened the bank staff to give them a contagious disease," said investigator David Valadez with the police department.

Pictures of the Mexican and Canadian flags flying at the smart port in Kansas City -- Thanks to Sherman for sharing!

Find The Lowest Gas Prices -- Find the lowest gas prices in your area! Just put in your zip code and hit "go".

Justice targets tax defiers -- The Justice Department targeted tax "defiers" Tuesday, warning that Americans who refuse to pay up on April 15 could wind up spending even more later in costly penalties.

"To Restore the Constitution" Petition -- This petition will be presented in DC on the 15TH!

MRSA-infected medics allowed to keep working -- Hospital trusts are allowing doctors and nurses to continue treating patients even after testing positive for potentially lethal superbugs including MRSA.

FDA Action Against Raw Milk -- "FDA has gone on the record as 'hating raw milk' in any form," says Mark McAfee, founder and president of Organic Pastures. "The harassment of our employees and grand jury investigation is just the latest round in the government vendetta against nature's perfect food. If Organic Pastures is doing something illegal, all FDA needs to do is come and tell us and we will make the necessary changes to our labels and procedures."

Tips On Filling Up At The Gas Station -- Gas saving tips.

Haitians riot to protest soaring food expenses -- Hungry Haitians stormed the presidential palace Tuesday to demand the resignation of President Rene Preval over soaring food prices, and U.N. peacekeepers chased them away with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Vallecitos, New Mexico Water Customers Warned To Boil Water -- The state Drinking Water Bureau has advised the Vallecitos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association to issue a boil water order for its Rio Arriba County system. The Environment Department has determined that Vallecitos' system northwest of Espanola exceeded the maximum allowable turbidity.

Secret US plan for military future in Iraq -- Document outlines powers but sets no time limit on troop presence.

La-Z-Boy, Whirlpool Moving Hundreds Of Jobs To Mexico -- La-Z-Boy and Whirlpool are moving jobs to new plants in Mexico, bringing job losses to hundreds of workers in Dayton and Cleveland.

Washington Mutual Gets $7 Billion From TPG-Led Group -- Washington Mutual sold 176 million shares at $8.75 a piece, 33 percent below yesterday's closing price on the New York Stock Exchange, and $5.5 billion in convertible preferred
shares, the company said in a statement today. TPG will buy $2 billion of the shares. The lender also slashed its dividend and announced 3,000 job cuts.

Government sued after approving 4 pesticides -- Environmental and farmworker advocates have sued the Bush administration for allowing the continued use of four pesticides, saying the government brushed aside its own findings that the chemicals are dangerous to workers, children and wildlife. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's decision in 2006 to reauthorize the four pesticides sprayed on fruit and vegetable fields in California.

Retired U.S. Army 3-star general General William Odom on Iraq: Immediate Withdrawal the Only Option that Makes Sense -- This is the testimony of General William Odom, a retired U.S. Army 3-star general and former Director of the NSA under President Ronald Reagan, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq.

FEDS BACKTRACKING: AN ADMISSION ON NATIONAL ID By: Devvy Kidd -- Many Americans believe the push for a national ID came about because of 911. The same applies to the nefarious and unnecessary Department of Homeland Security. Wrong on both accounts. Read More...

Politics of the Plate: Beeting Down the GM Sugar Opposition -- Coming soon to a grocery store near you: genetically modified (GM) sugar. Or, more accurately, sugar made from genetically modified beets. Over the next few weeks, American sugar beet farmers—who, contrary to what you might think, produce more than half of the refined sugar consumed in the United States—will for the first time be planting seeds that have been genetically modified to survive being sprayed with Roundup, an herbicide sold by Monsanto Co.

Bush to Expand Help on Mortgages -- The Bush administration plans to expand a government program that helps struggling borrowers keep their homes, as it moves to respond to the housing crisis amid more sweeping, costly Democratic proposals.

YouTube: GOLD VS DOLLAR -- The value of the dollar is dropping like a rock and this video is to show how this is affecting the prices of everything from gas to milk. This is the first of several videos to show what is really happening to the ecomy of the United States and why this country is in a lot of trouble financially.

FAA reassigns inspection chief after testimony -- The FAA on Monday reassigned one of its regional managers in the wake of an investigation into growing allegations of ignored safety violations, attempted retribution and cover-ups within the agency.

Charter School To Focus On Homeland Security -- The first high school dedicated to preparing students for the front lines in the Nation's homeland security has gone from theory to planning in Wilmington.

New Test Could Give Alzheimer's Clues -- A new test may help scientists answer a perplexing "which came first" question about the development of Alzheimer's disease, possibly pointing the way to earlier diagnosis or even treatment.

40 NASA Workers On Same Floor Diagnosed With Cancer -- NASA officials said they have done several tests in recent years that have shown nothing out of the ordinary in the facility, but union officials want more specific testing done for carcinogens.

Ketchup Recipe --Be sure to check out the the recipe section!

Families fight plan for secret inquests in friendly-fire deaths -- Army families fear that the truth about the deaths of soldiers killed in friendly fire or other controversial incidents will be concealed under proposed government powers to hold secret inquests without a jury.

Railcars idle as economy falters -- BNSF Railway Co., the nation’s top hauler of container rail freight, is parking miles of railcars in Montana and elsewhere because there isn’t enough freight to keep them rolling.

El Paso Veterans Affairs system nation's worst -- The El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System is the worst in the nation, according to an internal performance survey, the El Paso Times has learned.

Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Amalgam Fillings -- Effective January 1st of this year, Norway has become the first nation to legislate a sweeping ban on the use of amalgam fillings in dental work. Previous laws forbid the use of mercury-containing fillings in more vulnerable segments of the population, such as pregnant women and children, but the new law is the first to forbid the use of the toxic metal without exemption.

Permissible Assaults Cited in Graphic Detail -- Thirty pages into a memorandum discussing the legal boundaries of military interrogations in 2003, senior Justice Department lawyer John C. Yoo tackled a question not often asked by American policymakers: Could the president, if he desired, have a prisoner's eyes poked out?

Wyoming Sheriffs Puts Feds In Their Place -- County sheriffs in Wyoming are demanding that federal agents actually abide by the Constitution, or face arrest. Even better, a U.S. District Court agreed according to the Keene Free Press.

VIDEO: Exceptional video On NAFTA/SPP superhighway -- A House speech from a couple of years ago.

Go to the Fridge and Fix Yourself a Superbug Sandwich -- Canadian pork imports may be laced with antibiotic-resistant Staph. In Canada—a country that provides 80 percent of the United States’ pork imports—a strain of MRSA was found in a sample of pigs and their farmers. One-fourth of 285 pigs studied were infected, according to a report in Veterinary Micro­biology, with a 20 percent rate of transmission to the pig farmers.

The People of Iran Want to be Free -- As the situation in Iraq deteriorates and the death toll rises, the US search for a solution to the crisis of the Iranian regime grows ever more necessary. As Iranian elections showed a growing stronghold for Iran’s fundamentalist faction, confrontation in Iraq looks likely to grow. However, the Iranian people showed their clear contempt for Iran’s rulers in their wholesale boycott of Iran’s elections and it seems that the Iranian opposition movement offers an option which must not be overlooked.

Ted Olson's Report of Phone Calls from Barbara Olson on 9/11: Three Official Denials by David Ray Griffin -- Two possibilities: Either he lied or he was duped by someone using voice-morphing technology to pretend to be his wife.17 In either case, the official story about the calls from Barbara Olson was based on deception. And if that part of the official account of 9/11 was based on deception, should we not suspect that other parts were as well?

There Is No Gas Shortage by Ed Wallace -- But Washington, Wall Street, and ethanol and oil and gas companies want you to think there is, says automotive expert Ed Wallace.

Blackwater Iraq contract renewed -- Security firm Blackwater has had its contract to protect US diplomats in Iraq extended.

California: Government Plates Immune from Tolls, Photo Tickets -- Lawmakers and police in California do not have to pay tolls or photo tickets when using secret government license plates.

List of non-GE vs. GE foods -- The True Food Shopping Guide.

Top Clinton Aide Leaving His Post Under Pressure -- “After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as chief strategist of the Clinton Campaign,” campaign manager Maggie Williams said in a statement. His efforts on behalf of a trade agreement with Colombia were probably the last straw for Clinton, who opposes such a deal.

Bay Area Population to be Sprayed with Unregistered Pesticide -- Be prepared Bay area in August! The people living in the Bay area of California are about to be sprayed with a new pesticide not registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a pre-emptive strike against a perceived threat from the Light Brown Apple Moth.

‘Recycled’ medications help battle rising costs -- The struggle to keep soaring medical costs in check is feeding an increase in state programs that collect unused prescription drugs to give away to the uninsured and poor. Some states allow donations of sealed drugs from individuals, while others only accept pharmaceuticals from institutions, such as doctor's offices or assisted-living homes.

Malt-O-Meal voluntarily recalls some cereals due to salmonella -- The Minneapolis-based company says the packages include those with "Best If Used By" dates between April 8, 2008, and March 18, 2009. The cereal was distributed nationally under the Malt-O-Meal brand and under some private label brands including Acme, America's Choice, Food Club, Giant, Hannaford, Jewel, Laura Lynn, Pathmark, Shaw's, ShopRite, Tops and Weis Quality.

Terrorism study drops a bombshell on Boise -- A new study funded largely by the Department of Homeland Security ranked 132 American cities according to vulnerability to terrorist attacks. Boise was the only city in the western half of the country to make the top 10.

FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine -- The FDA has approved a second oral vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus, an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children.

The Federal Reserve is a Private Financial Institution -- Case Reveals Fed's Status as a Private Institution!

Confidential document said to warn of conflict or revolution for America -- Wayne Madsen Report has learned from knowledgeable sources within the US financial community that an alarming confidential and limited distribution document is circulating among senior members of Congress and their senior staff members that is warning of a bleak future for the United States if it does not quickly get its financial house in order. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is among those who have reportedly read the document.

81 percent of Americans think country on "wrong track -- Four out of five Americans believe things are "on the wrong track" in the United States, the gloomiest outlook in about 20 years, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Thursday.

Secret Post-9/11 Memo Circumvents Constitution, Posse Comitatus -- For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush administration argued that the Constitution's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures on U.S. soil did not apply to its efforts to protect against terrorism. Read More...

CNN Helps Autism Debacle Blow Up in Government’s Face -- On April 2, 2008 CNN spent the day bringing awareness to the problem of autism. Larry King’s segment, which included Jenny McCarthy along with a panel of guests, was particularly enlightening. Jenny, to her credit, takes a diplomatic view on vaccines. Her main point is that there are too many vaccines given too soon and that the vaccines contain too many toxic components.

Bush officials mount campaign against media shield bill -- The Bush administration is campaigning against legislation that would allow reporters to protect the identities of confidential sources who provide sensitive, sometimes embarrassing information about the government.

VIDEO: Reality Check -- Must see video.

Free Documentaries --A great site that provides you with documentaries to watch. If you like documentaries, this is the site you will want to visit. (thanks John for sending our way).

Veterans Protest Hospital Changes -- “This facility is a very key part of the VA system,” said Marvin Jeffcoat, of the Veterans Coalition for Equitable Treatment. “It handles veterans from both Queens and Nassau County.” A large group of veterans had come out to protest a series of government actions which may result in a reduction of beds at the site, and a lease of 25 acres of the property to private interests. (Notice the orange and blue)

Cahill urges communities to hoard cash -- The state’s cities and towns better start saving, State Treasurer Timothy Cahill said yesterday, because they’ll need it to weather the state’s coming economic storm. “No matter how bad this year was, 2009 is going to be worse,” Cahill told the Herald in a wide-ranging interview about the state’s economic outlook. Cahill encouraged even cash-strapped cities and towns to try to save some of this year’s local aid to help ease the blow next year.

Virus Outbreak Hits Thousands in Brazil -- More than 55,000 people have been hit by dengue -- a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus -- around Rio de Janeiro in the last four months, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

Amero Info:
VIDEO: The Amero - North American Currency -- This video highlights a very serious concern which none of our media is looking into. The Amero is being looked at as the defacto currency of the North American Community (or Union).
Amero Spreadsheet -- Silver vs. Dollar
Related Link: Website mentioning the CFR and 2010 as being the launch date click here! (This author has all of his sources listed.)

Aaron Russo Was Target Of Assassination Plot -- A hedge fund manager and art collector from New York testified under immunity Tuesday that Anthony Pellicano, the Hollywood private detective accused of wiretapping and racketeering, had once offered to have a movie producer killed for him.

Gun confiscations in wake of Greensburg, Kan. tornado -- This town was locked down tight for several days and no one was allowed in or out. The only people in that town during this time were Sheriffs Officers, Kansas Highway Patrol Officers, ATF, FEMA, National Guard, Police Officers from surrounding areas and some volunteers from Ft. Riley, generally speaking, government officials. Many guns and other valuables such as jewelry have gone permanently missing and have never been recovered. There were some houses that were not destroyed and were in tact and habitable.

Ted Turner predicts 'mass cannibalism' by 2040 -- The year 2040 – or about then – will find the world's crops dead, most of the people in a similar state of decay, and those few left alive will be cannibals, according to a prediction from Ted Turner, founder of Turner Broadcasting and CNN.

NATO to endorse US missile-defense plan -- NATO leaders have agreed to fully endorse President Bush's plan to build a missile defense system in Eastern Europe and to urge Russia to drop its objections to the shield, senior American officials said Thursday.

Corn Seed Sales Buoy Earnings at Monsanto -- Monsanto said Wednesday that its fiscal second-quarter earnings more than doubled on increasingly strong sales of corn seed and herbicide in the United States.

Military feels fuel-cost gouge in Iraq -- Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

Drug-Induced Eye Toxicity: 62 Drugs That Can Cause Eye Disease -- This article summarizes a recent paper in the journal Drug Safety (2008; Vol. 31: pp. 127-141) that described the most common and most recently identified adverse reactions with manifestations in the eye.

VIDEO: Governor Mark Sanford WAS NOT asking for an extension to "comply" with Real ID travesty -- This video was made at Governor Mark Sanford's press conference.

Chinese Spy 'Slept' In U.S. for 2 Decades -- Prosecutors called Chi Mak the "perfect sleeper agent," though he hardly looked the part. For two decades, the bespectacled Chinese-born engineer lived quietly with his wife in a Los Angeles suburb, buying a house and holding a steady job with a U.S. defense contractor, which rewarded him with promotions and a security clearance. Colleagues remembered him as a hard worker who often took paperwork home at night.  Read More...

Street-sweeper cameras eye illegal parking -- The D.C. Council yesterday unanimously passed legislation introduced at the request of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty that will let officials equip the District's tractor-sized street-sweeping machines with cameras that can scan license plates and photograph vehicles illegally parked in a street-sweeping zone.

Companies flood U.S. government with visa requests -- U.S. companies flooded the government with visa applications for highly skilled foreign workers on Tuesday in what has become an annual lottery for just 65,000 visas. experts said they expected about 200,000 applications, more than three times the number available, on the first day the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting the petitions for the fiscal year starting October 1.

Former Governor Jesse Ventura: WTC Collapse A Controlled Demolition -- Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura vehemently savaged the official 9/11 story on a syndicated national radio show today, saying the WTC collapsed like a controlled demolition and was pulverized to dust as he also highlighted the impossible 10 second free fall speed of the towers.

States quietly buy, mine personal data - including names of your associates and relatives -- So-called "fusion centers" set up after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks collect, store and analyze commercial and public data on unknown millions of Americans. Little is known about the centers, though they received $254 million from the Department of Homeland Security between 2004 and 2007. Read More...

VIDEO: Big Dog on Walkabout developed by Boston Dynamics -- BigDog is being developed by Boston Dynamics with the goal of creating robots that have rough-terrain mobility that can take them anywhere on Earth that people and animals can go. The program is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).
Related Article: "Big Dog" The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth

A Few Vaccine Articles of Interest -- A few articles concerning vaccines. (Thanks Dan)

Truckers Protest High Fuel Prices, Clog NJ Turnpike -- RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- Tons of freight idled across the country Tuesday as independent truckers pulled their rigs off the road while others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices. New Jersey State Police said several drivers were issued tickets as troopers broke up the slowdowns. At a New Jersey Turnpike rest area in North Jersey, about 200 truck drivers carried signs and protested high fuel prices.
Trucker Forum -- Up to date information from the truckers.

Ron Paul: Disband NATO -- This is Ron Paul’s statement before the US House of Representatives on House Resolution 997, “expressing the strong support of the House of Representatives for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to enter into a Membership Action Plan with Georgia and Ukraine.”

IMF predicts US recession: report -- The International Monetary Fund will next week forecast that the US economy will go into recession this year, a German newspaper reported Tuesday, citing an upcoming report.

Fed approves JP Morgan purchase of Bear Stearns bank -- The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday formally gave its approval to JP Morgan Chase to purchase a banking unit of Bear Stearns.

YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 04/01/2008 -- The complete interview with Ron Paul & Glen Beck.

University of Washington team researches a future filled with RFID chips -- Some University of Washington students, faculty and staff are being tracked as they move about the computer-science building, with details of where they've been, and with whom, stored in a database.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 -- Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan. ILWU has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.

VIDEO: Bush booed at 2008 Nationals home opener -- President Bush met with a mixed reception this evening as he threw the 2008 inaugural pitch at the new Nationals Park, built for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Watch the ESPN video for yourself.

*YouTube - Massive Antarctic ice sheet collapses with global warming
       * VIDEO: SPACE LASER BEING USED TO CUT ANTARCTIC ICE? -- Click l ink to watch video: [takes a while to load]
       * Related Photos - click here!

Sunday, holy Sunday? -- Pastor resurrects Sabbath debate with $1 million reward!

Small Farmer Wins Moral Victory Over Monsanto -- Percy Schmeiser has a check for $660 and a Right Livelihood Award to prove that sometimes the little guy wins. In a modern version of the David vs. Goliath story, a 77 year-old Saskatchewan farmer and his wife are now considered folk heroes following settlement of their legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto Canada Inc., after the company sued them for patent violation of genetically engineered canola seeds in 1997.

Kissinger's 1974 Plan for Food Control Genocide -- This article appeared as part of a feature in the December 8, 1995 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Lawmakers Urge Bush Boycott -- Fifteen House members, citing China's human rights abuses, on Tuesday urged President Bush to reconsider his decision to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer.

3rd-graders aimed to hurt teacher -- A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.

Mike Tawse: Looking Back to What Happens Next…? -- Congratulations to Mike Tawse on his amazing improving health.  Be sure to read his Serrapeptase Adventure and it's role in his improvements!

Feds sue Wal-Mart over airman's job -- The Department of Justice has sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on behalf of a former airman, claiming the company didn't give him his job back after he was discharged from the military, the department announced Monday.

NASA: Shuttle retirement may cost 2,300 jobs in Houston -- As many as 2,300 people, most of them contractors, could lose their jobs at Johnson Space Center as the shuttle fleet nears retirement in two years, NASA officials predicted Tuesday.

Israel laying foundation for Iran war -- Israel has reportedly unveiled plans to prepare for missile strikes it believes will be launched by states like Iran and Syria. During the five-day preparation operation, Israel will reportedly simulate conventional and non-conventional missile strikes to test emergency response against Iran and Syria as well as the evacuation of cities. The operation is slated to begin on April 6.

Terror plot caught on tape -- A government informant spent about three years secretly recording three men as they plotted to recruit and train terrorists to attack U.S. and allied troops overseas, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Russia has the world's second largest number of billionaires -- The number of Russian billionaires has grown by nearly 12 times since 2002. Analysts explain this by high commodities prices, asset consolidation, and an unfair social policy. Forbes has published a new list of 1,125 people whose private fortunes exceed $1 billion, placing Russia, with 87 billionaires, second after the United States and ahead of Germany (59), which had held second place for six years.

Senators ask Big Oil to help poor on fuel costs -- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday asked big oil companies to voluntarily contribute to a fund that would help low-income consumers pay for this winter's high heating bills and transportation costs later this summer.

Banking industry to lose 200,000 jobs -- The U.S. financial industry has been shedding jobs at a record clip, and some analysts predict the pace will only accelerate over the next year-and-a-half as banks cut costs in the face of the housing market slump and the weak economy.

Thirty-Six U.S. States to Face Water Shortages in the Next Five Years -- Available freshwater supplies are dwindling across the country due to rising temperatures and droughts, while increasing sprawl, population and inefficient resource usage are leading to rising demand.

We have created human-animal embryos already, say British team -- Embryos containing human and animal material have been created in Britain for the first time, a month before the House of Commons votes on new laws to regulate the research.

US-Backed Iraqi Gov Fires Thousands of Cops and Soldiers who Refused to Fight Sadr -- Analysts: those sacked will have no choice but to join the ranks of Mahdi Army with their weapons, boosting the militia's strength and standing.

Are Cell Phones 'More Dangerous Than Smoking'? -- Brain expert warns of huge rise in tumors and calls on industry to take immediate steps to reduce radiation.

City Council Approves Fee to Charge Extra Tolls In Manhattan -- The controversial proposal to charge drivers in the busiest parts of Manhattan took a major step forward on Monday, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Speaker Christine C. Quinn wrenching approval from the City Council by an unusually slim margin.

Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- Leave a tribute, a story or photograph about any of the 58,256 veterans killed or missing in the Vietnam War.

Bush supports Ukraine to join NATO -- President Bush said Tuesday he will work "as hard as I can" to help Ukraine join NATO and declared that Russia will not be able to veto former Soviet states joining the transatlantic military alliance.

Married Soldiers can now Bunk Together in War Zones -- Long-standing Army rules barred soldiers of the opposite sex from sharing sleeping quarters in war zones. Even married troops lived only in all-male or all-female quarters and had no private living space.

Judges can still punish for acquitted charges -- The Supreme Court declined today to reconsider a legal rule that might surprise most Americans: Judges can punish defendants for certain crimes even after a jury has acquitted them of those charges.

U.S. defense analyst guilty in China spy case -- A U.S. Defense Department analyst, Gregg William Bergersen , pleaded guilty to passing classified information about Taiwan to a Chinese government agent, the Justice Department said on Monday.

A FALL WORSE THAN THE GREAT DEPRESSION -- In the financial sector, a sea of red ink has already been splashed with large write-offs taking place regularly in the balance sheet of banks, security houses, insurance companies and other players in Wall Street. It will be months before anyone knows the full impact of the catastrophe that has had the entire world of finance — across geographies — caught in a vicious gridlock of huge losses with a tangled web of various sectors of the market pulling each other down, as crabs do.

Analyst Predicts Corn Rationing in 2008 -- BB&T Capital Markets analyst said Monday corn rationing may be necessary this year, following a U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicting farmers would plant far fewer acres of corn in 2008.

USA 2008: The Great Depression -- Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the US. In the era of the credit crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying on them to survive – a sure sign the world's richest country faces economic crisis.

Sleepwalking into a Food Nightmare -- Falling Supplies, Rising Demand - Warning signs show that the era of cheap groceries and easily affordable food is rapidly coming to a close.

N.J. Highway GridLocked by FBI Seeking Photo-Snappers -- Officials: Pair took pictures around base, worrying Department of Defense; Route 15 closed for hours . Two people have been detained near Picatinny Arsenal and authorities are investigating photos taken around the area of the base late Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

Oregon's healthcare lottery -- Officials in Oregon say they have come up with a fair way of providing coverage for some of those who cannot afford it. In what is believed to be the first such move, a US state is running a lottery in which the prize is health insurance. The lottery will continue drawing out names until the 10,000 places are all filled up.

How to Buy Non-GM -- Various links to GM information such as:  The Non-GMO Shopping Guide - How Products Qualify, To learn what foods and food ingredients have been genetically modified, Look through our tips for avoiding GMOs when shopping, To learn more about eating non-GM in restaurants, To find local sources of organic food and GM-free meats.



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