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
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
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
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.
'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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
labels as the once-quiet "green" cosmetic sector has soared
in popularity, luring several Wall Street corporations into
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
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.
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!!!
- 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
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
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.
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
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
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
This map tells the latest earthquakes in NV. and N. Calif.
-- Up to date info on earthquakes appearing on the 120-40
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
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
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 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
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
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™
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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
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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
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
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).
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
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
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?
Don't forget: Ron Paul National Meetup Call TONIGHT
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Trucker Website -- TheAmericanDriver.com - 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
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
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
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
Out of Control Fraud -- Must viewing.!! Worth your time
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
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
Gardisil Effects -- The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
OBAMA: TYPICAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE -- 50 Lies and
VIDEO: Brasscheck TV: Post a sign, end the war -- The
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!
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
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
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.
the Polls website -- Good website to keep an eye on a
variety of Polls.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Freedom Rally 2008:
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
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.
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.
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, (constitutionparty.com) 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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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
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
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
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
techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice
Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned.
Superhighway: Progress on the Trans Texas Corridor Continues -- An
article carried by Reuters, March 10, 2008, datelined Madrid reports
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
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
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
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
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
partner at Applied Control Solutions, speaking at the RSA Conference in
San Francisco. "The damage ranges from significant equipment failure to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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
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
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.
--Be sure to check out the the
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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).
-- Silver vs. Dollar
Website mentioning the CFR and 2010 as being the launch date click here!
(This author has all of his sources listed.)
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.
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
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
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).
"Big Dog" The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth
A Few Vaccine
Articles of Interest -- A few articles concerning vaccines. (Thanks
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
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
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.
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.
- Massive Antarctic ice sheet collapses with global warming
SPACE LASER BEING USED TO CUT ANTARCTIC ICE? -- Click
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Related Photos - click here!
holy Sunday? -- Pastor resurrects Sabbath debate with $1 million
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
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
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
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.
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
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.