Today in History April 30, 2009
1789 - George Washington took office as first elected U.S. president.
1803 - The U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15
1812 - Louisiana admitted as the 18th U.S. state.
1889 - George Washington's inauguration became the first U.S. national
1900 - Casey Jones was killed while trying to save the runaway train
1939 - The first railroad car equipped with fluorescent lights was put
into service. The train car was known as the "General Pershing Zephyr."
1947 - The name of Boulder Dam, in Nevada, was changed back to Hoover
1948 - The Organization of American States held its first meeting in
1964 - The FCC ruled that all TV receivers should be equipped to receive
both VHF and UHF channels.
1984 - U.S. President Reagan signed cultural and scientific agreements
with China. He also signed a tax accord that would make it easier for
American companies to operate in China.
1991 - An estimated 125,000 people were killed in a cyclone that hit
SPECIAL REPORT by Dr Leonard Horowitz
you remember when" -- Article from March 24, 1976: Ford Orders Swine-Flu
Shots for All
Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D -- A look into the benefits of
Vitamin D. Read 14 observations regarding Vitamin D.
Protecting Your Family From an Influenza Pandemic By James Wesley,
WHO raises swine flu alert to 5
US Prepares for long haul as swine flu spreads
NorthCom take over in Swine Flu Outbreak?
Google puts flu tracker to work on swine flu
Suspected H1N1 Flu Case Reported at California Marine Base
The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction? -- From the Dr. Mercola
INFLUENZA-1918: HOMEOPATHY TO THE RESCUE
Torture Memos Reveal, Gen. Karpinski Stands Up for Her Soldiers --
Col. Janis Karpinski said Tuesday that “from the beginning, I’ve been
saying these soldiers did not design these techniques on their own.” She
added that this week’s Senate report is “black and white proof” that
uniformed servicemen and women were not alone responsible for the
Chrysler talks collapse, bankruptcy imminent says Wall Street Journal
-- Talks between the Treasury Department and lenders aimed at keeping
Chrysler LLC out of bankruptcy broke down Wednesday, making it all but
certain the car maker will file for Chapter 11 protection Thursday, The
Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday, citing people familiar with
Louisiana: 2488 Refunds from Unfair Speed Camera Trap -- Public
complaints force Livingston Parish, Louisiana to refund 2488 tickets
issued at unfair speed camera trap.
Bank of America, Citi flunk stress tests -- Citigroup Inc. and Bank
of America Corp. will need to raise more capital based on preliminary
results of their government-run "stress tests" — unless they succeed in
appealing the findings, according to two people familiar with the
House passes "hate crime" bill that Bush opposed -- On a vote of
249-175, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill backed by the
new Democratic White House to broaden such laws by classifying as "hate
crimes" those attacks based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender
identity or mental or physical disability.
in 2007 tuberculosis scare sues CDC -- The Atlanta attorney who
caused an international health scare when he flew to Europe for his
wedding even though he was infected with a drug-resistant form of
tuberculosis is suing federal health officials, claiming they invaded
Censors for talk radio expected within 90 days -- The leader of a
newly formed public awareness campaign to alert U.S. citizens about an
effort to stifle free speech says he expects local "boards" will be
assembled within 90 days to begin censoring talk radio, a move that will
come as an "Arctic blast" against the expression of opinion in the
Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan, Up to Fifty Percent of Honeybees Gone
-- For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of
honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the
Mattel pacts with Mindflex to market brain interface toys -- Mattel
has inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with NeuroSky, the
“consumer brain-computer interface technologies” company that birthed
Mattel’s much publicized Mindflex game, to develop a new category of
games and toys that operate using the power of concentration.
Big member states 'backing out of EU' -- There is a danger that
large member states are about to "back out of the EU", Hungarian Foreign
Minister Péter Balázs told EurActiv Hungary in an interview. Balázs took
office on 14 April as a member of new Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai's
ready for the largest tax increase in history -- It's called the cap
and trade scheme. (Scroll down about 1/4th of the page to read the
Pandemic drill, vaccine training scheduled for May 2 in Texas!!!! --
The Guadalupe County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD,
needs 100 volunteers for a May 2 emergency disaster drill at Navarro ISD.
In the long term, 1,000 volunteers are needed.
Intensive farming of animals - and viruses -- As evidence mounts of
the links between the intensification of pig and poultry production, and
the spread of these animal-based epidemics that can be lethal to humans,
it is even more urgent that ministers set up the thoroughgoing
commission of inquiry which the Green party first called for after the
avian flu outbreaks a few years ago.
Today in History April 29, 2009
1429 - Joan of Arc lead Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.
1813 - Rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.
1879 - In Cleveland, OH, electric arc lights were used for the first
1913 - Gideon Sundback patented an all-purpose zipper.
1952 - IBM President Thomas J. Watson, Jr., informed his company's
stockholders that IBM was building "the most advanced, most flexible
high-speed computer in the world." The computer was unveiled April 7,
1953, as the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced he was releasing edited
transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the
1984 - In California, the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor went online
after a long delay due to protests.
1992 - Rioting began after a jury decision to acquit four Los Angeles
policemen in the Rodney King beating trial. 54 people were killed in 3
1998 - The U.S., Canada and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion in NAFTA
NEWS: Egypt slaughtering all pigs to stop swine flu -- The
Egyptian government says it has begun slaughtering all pigs in the
country as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of swine
flu. The Health Ministry says the slaughter of the country's 300,000
pigs will begin immediately.
September We’ll Have CONFISCATED ALL PRIVATELY OWNED GUNS --
Kissinger Tells President Medvedev...“By September We’ll Have
CONFISCATED ALL PRIVATELY OWNED GUNS..."!!!!
Clear Channel cutting 590 radio jobs -- Clear Channel Communications
Inc., the largest owner of U.S. radio stations, said Tuesday it is
cutting 590 jobs, including some on-air personalities, in its second
round of mass layoffs this year amid pressure from the recession and
evaporating advertising budgets.
admits stockpiling gold -- China has admitted what many gold bugs
have long speculated: it's been stockpiling gold since 2003.
Hour Chatter" regarding NYC Military Fly-By -- "Did anyone notice in
the still shots that the F-16 has a solid orange-red tail? I was
ignoring this whole episode as bureaucratic buffoonery by my service
until I saw that."
More "Power Hour
Chatter" - Is Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork packer and
hog producer, linked to the outbreak?
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic -- Federal
officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz
ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11
replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.
And it cost $328,835
wants ingredient in swine flu vaccine by May -- U.S. scientists hope
to have a key ingredient for a swine flu vaccine ready in early May, but
are finding that the novel virus grows slowly in eggs - the chief way
flu vaccines are made.
officials want 'swine' out of flu name -- U.S. pork producers are
finding that the name of the virus spreading from Mexico is affecting
their business, prompting U.S. officials to argue for changing the name
from swine flu.
has first death from swine flu -- A government official confirmed
the first U.S. death from the new H1N1 swine flu on Wednesday, a
23-month-old child who died in Texas.
Homeland Security preps flu quarantine guidelines -- The memo says:
"The Department of Justice has established legal federal authorities
pertaining to the implementation of a quarantine and enforcement. Under
approval from HHS, the Surgeon General has the authority to issue
DHS Sets Guidelines For Possible Swine Flu Quarantines
traveler that was taken off plane in Philadelphia does NOT have swine
flu -- A 24-year-old woman of Ontario, Canada was taken to Methodist
Hospital after her flight from Cancun landed at Philadelphia
International Airport about 4pm on Monday. She had complained of
flu-like symptoms. She tested "negative" for swine flu.
Physician urges truckers to use caution as swine flu cases rise
upset over FEMA coloring book -- One page has parents taking the
colors away. It's an illustration of the World Trade Center Towers in
New York. One of the towers has smoke coming out of it while a plane
looks to be heading towards the other.
US government may take controlling share of General Motors -- The
ailing carmaker General Motors has proposed handing a controlling stake
of more than 50% to the US government as it struggles to reach a deal
with its lenders to avert imminent bankruptcy.
Boycott Kellogg's For Using Genetically Modified Sugar in its Cereal
Products -- The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has called for a
boycott of the Kellogg Company, also known as Kellogg's, after the
company refused to sign a pledge refusing to use genetically modified
sugar in its cereal products.
Schiff article regarding gold -- Today's article comes from guest
columnist and friend of Gold World, Peter Schiff.
The Judgement of Value -- The problem is that most of us don't have
a choice. The only thing we have to part with in exchange for paper
dollars is our time. And at that, we are living right at the margin. In
other words, we trade time today for what we need tomorrow. And paper
dollars are the medium of this exchange. So we don't have the luxury or
the power to pass judgement.
Exec. Order 13295. April 1, 2005 on Quarantine for influenza & other
diseases -- Feds Can Quarantine Anyone With 'Flu-Like' Symptoms.
Current WHO phase of pandemic alert -- Current phase of alert in the
WHO global influenza preparedness plan.
Obama Flubs Teleprompter -- President Obama had a little mix-up with
his teleprompter at a speech Monday. Watch the video here.
When Pigs Fly!
Biological Warfare Upon Man and Beast -- How does a virus cross the
Multinational forces storm Mayport beach for drills -- The surprise
scene at the shore startled beachgoers, but readied the troops.
Swine Flu Treatment Advice From The International Medical Veritas
Container carrying swine flu virus explodes on Swiss train -- Vials
of innocuous swine flu virus have exploded on an intercity train,
prompting police to stop passengers before they arrived in Lausanne.
YouTube: Congressman Paul on the Recent Swine Flu Scare
Worst case scenario underlies US pandemic plan -- We're nowhere
close to what government planners say would be a worst-case scenario: a
global flu pandemic. But government leaders at all levels, and major
employers, have spent nearly four years planning for one in series of
CDC website for Swine Flu Info - The CDC has launched a
comprehensive web site tracking verified cases as well as providing
definitive information on the outbreak.
International working on swine flu vaccine -- Specialty drug maker
Baxter International Inc. will work with the World Health Organization
to develop a vaccine that could stem an outbreak of a deadly swine flu
strain in Mexico.
Congress Trying To Implement The Medical Records Gun Ban -- Congress
is moving closer to a showdown over the largest expansion of government
in modern U.S. history -- a bill which would require virtually every
single American to buy government-approved health insurance, whether
they wanted it or not. And, in the process, that bill would feed all of
your most confidential medical data into an enormous database, which
could be used to take away your guns.
Corporate CFR(Council on Foreign Relations) Members Get Most of the
Bailout Money -- Where are the trillions in TARP, TALC and Federal
Reserve Bank bailout funds going?
From Air Force 2025 chapter 5...plan for flu epidemic (scroll down to
YouTube: Len Horowitz on swine flu -- This unprecedented H1N1-H5N1
flu outbreak implicates the Ango-American Vaccine Pipeline, says world
leading consumer health protector, Dr. Leonard Horowitz.
Today in History April 28, 2009
1635 - Virginia Governor John Harvey was accused of treason and removed
1686 - The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathamatic" was
1788 - Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S.
1789 - A mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew
took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island.
1896 - The Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan.
1914 - W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.
1919 - The League of Nations was founded.
1932 - The yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced. .
1974 - The last Americans were evacuated from Saigon.
1992 - The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped
1994 - Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had given U.S. secrets to
the Soviet Union and then Russia, plead guilty to espionage and tax
evasion. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton gave a 4 1/2 hour videotaped testimony as
a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater
Calling of an Angel - FREE E-Book! The True Story of Rene Caisse and
an Indian Herbal Medicine called Essiac - Nature's Cure for Cancer
2004; CDC to mix avian, human flu viruses in pandemic study --
One of the worst fears of infectious disease experts is that the H5N1
avian influenza virus now circulating in parts of Asia will combine with
a human-adapted flu virus to create a deadly new flu virus that could
spread around the world.
Ret. Army General Russell Honore asks 'did this swine flu come out of
Obama: Swine Flu Not a Reason for 'Alarm' -- President Barack Obama
said Monday that the threat of spreading swine flu infections is a cause
for concern but "not a cause for alarm" as the United States undertook
close border monitoring to contain it.
Flu in Mexico: The "New" Bird Flu by: Sherri Tenpenny, D.O. -- "We
knew this was coming. Even though the bird flu hype was removed years
ago from the nightly news, planning for the global pandemic and the
development of pandemic flu vaccines has continued with little notice.
Our government has instructed FEMA, made checklists for Homeland
Security, given action plans to State and local authorities. These plans
include methods and drills for global inoculation with a vaccine that
will no doubt have the same deadly consequences as the Swine Flu vaccine
to Avoid Plague -- Oils are highly antiviral, antiseptic,
antibacterial ,anti-infectious and help to protect the body against such
illnesses as flu, colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats,
Universal flu vaccine holds promise -- An influenza vaccine that
protects against death and serious complications from different strains
of flu is a little closer to reality, Saint Louis University vaccine
researchers have found.
This research was presented Monday at the 12th annual National
Foundation for Infectious Disease conference for vaccine research (.pdf
Baxter wants to develop swine flu vaccine -- Deerfield based Baxter
International is taking the lead in coming up with a potential vaccine
to curb the spread of swine flu.
military 'monitoring' flu outbreak -- The US Defense Department said
on Monday it was closely following the outbreak of swine flu but had no
immediate plans to release anti-viral drugs from its stockpiles.
All Schools in Schertz, Texas(near San Antonio) District to Close over
swine flu fears -- Will be holding daily press briefings at Central
Office to field questions from media and give updates on any new
information related to the school closures and other issues facing the
District during this time.
Chuck Schumer video bragging about cutting pandemic funding
Karl Rove also mocked spending on flu preparedness
W.H.O. revises scale for pandemic alerts -- The World Health
Organization (WHO) revised on Monday its 6-point scale for pandemic
alerts, saying that phase 5 would correspond to a strong signal that a
pandemic is "imminent."
Swine Flu-- Normal or Malignant? -- The question my title asks is
not about cancer. It is about intention. Some suggest that this flu is
no natural phenomenon, that it was caused by man, either
unintentionally, or... Was it caused or exacerbated by conditions
created by factory farms?
Hospitals cutting services, staff amid recession -- Ailing from the
recession, many U.S. hospitals have had to begin making painful cuts to
patient services and laying off staff, as previous cost-cutting hasn't
been enough, an industry survey found.
Air Force Jets Over Manhattan Spark Panic -- People evacuated from
office buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City after a
commercial-sized jet was seen circling the city with two fighter jets
following it. It turns out, the planes were part of a planned photo
shoot by the military involving the presidential plane.
But don't worry-the White House apologized for it
50 - CHAPTER 32 - § 1520a - Restrictions on use of human subjects
for testing of chemical or biological agents
Gulf War illness remains a hot topic -- In the United States, about
1,000 of the 696,842 veterans of Desert Storm and Desert Shield receive
compensation for undiagnosed illnesses, said Jim Benson, a spokesman for
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Court Rules in VA Medical Claims Case -- The Supreme Court has made
it harder for veterans to challenge the denial of medical claims by the
Veterans Affairs Department. The high court, in a 6-3 decision on
Tuesday, said veterans who contend the VA failed to tell them what
information was needed to justify their claims must prove that the VA's
mistakes made a difference in the outcome of their cases. A federal
appeals court in Washington earlier ruled that the burden was on the VA
to prove the errors were not harmful to the veterans. Read More...
Pakistani leader: Bin Laden 'may be dead' -- or not -- Pakistan's
president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden
may be dead, but he added there is no proof. HOWEVER: "We continue to
believe that bin Laden is alive," said the U.S. official, who declined
to be named because he was not authorized to discuss the matter on the
Ads (for smoking cessation), ignore drug's downside -- Chantix now
accounts for 90% of smoking cessation prescriptions, even though the
Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the drug for a rash
of serious side effects, such as suicidal behavior and blackouts.
Reports Slams Pentagon’s ‘Non-Lethal’ Arms Shop: $387 Million Spent, No
Weapons -- A new report from the non-partisan GAO comprehensively
demolishes the Pentagon’s Joint Non-lethal Weapons Program, finding
fault with almost every aspect of its work. Years were spent developing
useless systems, weapons were fielded without proper testing or adequate
supplies of ammunition, and countless millions of dollars were wasted.
Renewable Gasoline And Diesel From Ligno-Cellulose Biomass --
Dynamotive Energy Systems has announced that it has successfully
produced significant amounts of renewable gasoline and diesel from
biomass at its research facility in Waterloo Ontario through a novel two
stage upgrading process of BioOil.
Millions of Iraqis displaced -- As many as 2 million Iraqi citizens
are still refugees in neighboring countries and at least 1.6 million are
classified as internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Innovation: Magnetic blood detox -- There's still no good way to
quickly and safely remove the metal from the body to prevent symptoms
like memory loss, anemia, and even paralysis. Enter Jong Hwa Jung and
his colleagues at the Gyeongsang National University in Jinju, South
Korea, with an elegant new approach to detox. Read More...
Chemicals Found in Soda Cans -- A test performed by Canada's
national health regulatory agency, Health Canada, has turned up
detectable levels of the hormone-disrupting compound bisphenol A (BPA)
in 96 percent of canned soft drinks.
They're setting traffic cameras on fire in Europe! -- Vigilantes
incinerate speed cameras in Grantham, England!
Orders Soldiers To Register Their Private Guns -- See the documented
UAV Helicopter Brings Finesse to Airstrikes -- Autonomous Rotorcraft
Sniper System (ARSS), a small, unmanned helicopter equipped with a
powerful .338-caliber rifle. An autopilot system handles the tricky
business of flying while the operator lines up the kill shot on a remote
Today in History April 27, 2009
1805 - A force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the
shores of Tripoli.
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus.
1861 - West Virginia seceded from Virginia after Virginia seceded from
the Union during the American Civil War.
1880 - Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing
1938 - Geraldine Apponyi married King Zog of Albania. She was the first
American woman to become a queen.
1946 - The SS African Star was placed in service. It was the first
commercial ship to be equipped with radar..
1953 - The U.S. offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist
pilot that delivered a MIG jet.
1989 - Student protestors took over Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Articles on the swine flu -- Take a look at just some of the
interesting articles relating to the swine flu!
'very concerned' about swine flu outbreak -- US medical authorities
expressed strong concern Friday about an unprecedented multi-strain
swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 60 people in Mexico and
infected seven people in the United States.
Swine flu has 'pandemic potential' -- The head of the World Health
Organisation said the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the United States
into a pandemic.
YouTube: Max Keiser - News appearance compilation - 24-25 April 2009
Regulators Shut Banks in Georgia, Michigan, California, Idaho --
Regulators seized banks in Georgia, Michigan, California and Idaho with
total assets of $2.3 billion, bringing the tally of failures in the U.S.
this year to 29, exceeding the total for all of 2008.
version of Jim Purcey -- The speaker is John Harris. The event is
"Lawful Rebellion Conference" held in England in January 2009.
Pharma Synthetic Fish Oil is Not Quite Working as Intended -- It`s
turning out that their synthetically-derived `fish oil` isn`t quite
turning out to be the darling that the less expensive
naturally-occurring form of Omega 3 Fatty Acids is. In recent studies,
it turns out that Lovaza, while lowering triglyceride levels, RAISES LDL
"bad cholesterol" levels up to 20%! This effectively negates any reason
that the $3,360 per year drug would be prescribed in the first place!
40 top microbiologists killed in 4 years -- By 2005, we lost 40
micro-biologists in less than 4 years, all under suspicious
circumstances, and during this time someone discovered that they were
all working for the government, or government contractors, on projects
related to bio-terrorism, flu pandemics, or anthrax. Obviously they
weren’t trying to find a cure for anything, or there would be no need to
The clandestine war over HR 875 -- Critics say that the proposed
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875), introduced in early
February by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), will “effectively criminalize
organic gardening,” conceivably outlaw “seed banking,” and will serve as
part of a concerted Monsanto conspiracy to drive all but corporate
agri-business out of the food production racket.
Australia disintegrating -- Police under siege with stations, patrol
cars attacked. THE police are under attack, with stations and patrol
cars broken into or maliciously damaged at a rate of three a day.
Next Case: State vs. Federal Power -- A Supreme Court case could
open the door for state regulators, such as New York Attorney General
Andrew Cuomo, to play a bigger role in regulating banks.
YouTube: Is FEMA & DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near
Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization? -- The biggest threat
to global stability is the potential for food crises in poor countries
to cause government collapse.
Obama administration seeks to change police questioning law -- The
Obama administration is urging the US Supreme Court to overturn a
landmark decision that stops police from questioning suspects unless
they have a lawyer present.
Genetically modified ingredients overview -- This is a summary of
what crops, foods and food ingredients have been genetically modified as
of July, 2007.
Bin Laden could be dead, whereabouts unknown -- Pakistan's President
Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that the whereabouts of al Qaeda leader
Osama bin Laden remained a mystery and there was a suspicion that he
could be dead.
Don't forget the DDTC/ITAR threat to guns. You knew about it, right?
-- If these provisions (and others) become the law of the land, the
Obama administration could have a heyday in enforcing them. Consider
some of the other provisions in the treaty:* Banning reloading...*
Banning gun clubs...* Extraditing US gun dealers...
SARS fears raised after train death -- Hong Kong and the World
Health Organization went on the alert April 16, 2009 amid fears of a
recurrence of SARS after a mainland woman who had developed breathing
problems died on a train in Russia.
Today in History April 24, 2009
1800 - The Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation.
1833 - A patent was granted for first soda fountain.
1877 - In the U.S., federal troops were ordered out of New Orleans. This
was the end to the North's post-Civil War rule in the South.
1889 - The Edison General Electric Company was organized.
1897 - William Price became the first to be named White House news
1948 - The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.
1961 - U.S. President Kennedy accepted "sole responsibility" following
Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
1962 - MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.
1968 - Leftist students took over several campus buildings at Columbia
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
1990 - Michael Milken plead guilty to six felonies and agreed to pay a
$600 million penalty. He was later sentenced to ten years in prison.
Milken had sold junk-bond in the 1980s.
1997 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention. The
global treaty banned the development, production, storage and use of
California and Texas Swine Flu Clusters Raise Concerns -- Two of the
new cases were among 16-year-olds at the same school in San Antonio "and
there's a father-daughter pair in California," Schuchat said. The boy
whose case was reported on Tuesday had flown to Dallas, but the CDC has
found no links to the other Texas cases.
Human Swine Flu Spread to Texas and Likely Import from Mexico -- "We
believe at this point that human-to-human spread is occurring," Schuchat
said. "That's unusual. We don't know yet how widely it is spreading ...
We are also working with international partners to understand what is
occurring in other parts of the world."
Mike Tawse's Thought For The Day -- No Good Days… No Bad Days. Read
TOP CANCER SCIENTIST KILLED BY CHEMICALS -- FIVE emergency workers
and the wife of a leading cancer researcher were rushed to hospital
after the scientist killed himself using highly toxic chemicals.
Combat Support Battalion Deployed to “Maintain Public Order” at Boston
Marathon -- On Monday, the National Guard deployed 400 Massachusetts
National Guardsmen from the 126th Combat Support Battalion to keep the
Boston Marathon race route clear for more than 26,000 runners, according
to the U.S. Army website.
miles of highway around San Francisco may be tolled -- Conversion of
the existing network to toll express lanes is estimated to cost $1.4b,
while closing gaps and extending the system will cost $3.4b according to
the major study.
Army: 3 missing disease samples likely destroyed -- Vander Linden
said the the samples were likely among those destroyed when a freezer
Microsoft Profit Falls for First Time in 23 Years -- Microsoft Corp.
said Thursday its quarterly revenue fell from the previous year for the
first time in its 23-year history as a public company, while its profit
dived 32 percent.
Homeland Security chief seeks to repeal Real ID Act -- Homeland
Security chief Janet Napolitano, here last week in San Pedro,
California, wants to replace the Real ID.
Michelle Obama's Fresh Food Revolution -- Michelle Obama clearly
hopes to entice Americans away from their junk food past to a healthier,
more delicious future. And that is what makes her message so
far-reaching. Change America's eating habits and you can change the
Social workers snatch elderly mother -- A woman who removed her
elderly mother from a care home amid worries over her health was shocked
to see police and social workers on her doorstep with a battering ram
ready to snatch her back. Skip related content
YouTube: Concerns About Chemtrails Given Fresh Impetus
YouTube: The most powerful Gerald Celente statements I've heard yet!
YouTube: Max Keiser on the worldwide food Riots Part 1 -
Part 2 -
YouTube: How to deal with "checkpoints"
A new idea for Baghdad security: anti-terrorist trees -- French
businessman Jean-Marie Zimmermann came to Baghdad with a modest
proposal: to replace the city's vast network of concrete blast walls
with terrorist-proof trees and bushes.
Researchers Accidentally Discover Link between Vinyl Flooring and Autism
-- In a study published on March 30, Swedish, Danish and U.S. scientists
have discovered a link between vinyl flooring and autism in children.
The purpose of the study -- which involved nearly 5,000 children -- was
to investigate the connection between indoor air pollutants and
allergies, however, the autism connection was accidentally found
More people being swayed against high fructose corn syrup --
Consuming beverages sweetened with fructose leads to weight gain and a
build up of abdominal fat, and impairs insulin sensitivity, says a new
Consequences of Using Fluoride -- Eighteen subsequent studies on
fluoride and the brain have shown lower I.Q. levels in children with
elevated fluoride levels, even after controlling for other factors that
could cause the lower I.Q. such as parental education levels, lead
levels, iodine exposure, and family income.
The sun's cooling down -- so what does that mean for us?
Today in History April 23, 2009
1789 - U.S. President George Washington moved into Franklin House, New
York. It was the first executive mansion.
1872 - Charlotte E. Ray became the first black woman lawyer.
1896 - The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was
demonstrated in New York City.
1908 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act creating the U.S.
1924 - The U.S. Senate passed the Soldiers Bonus Bill.
1951 - The Associated Press began use of the new service of teletype
1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its
99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted
in the resumption of selling the original version.
1988 - A U.S. federal law took effect that banned smoking on flights
that were under two hours. .
1999 - In Washington, DC, the heads of state and government of the 19
NATO nations celebrated the organization's 50th anniversary.
2003 - U.S. President Bush signed legislation that authorized the design
change of the 5-cent coin (nickel) for release in 2004. It was the first
change to the coin in 65 years. The change, to commemorate the 200th
anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, was planned to run for only two
years before returning to the previous design.
Detrick disease samples may be missing -- Army criminal
investigators are looking into the possibility that disease samples are
missing from biolabs at Fort Detrick.
From PK Daily: Barack Obama Worse Than George W Bush -- "If Obama
looks better than Bush, it means you just don’t know how he’s about to
screw you. Careful Cuba and Venezuela."
Killer robots and a revolution in warfare -- "Science fiction is
moving to the battlefield. The future is upon us," as Brookings scholar
Peter Singer put it to a conference of experts at the U.S. Army War
College in Pennsylvania this month.
Mo. lawsuit says tannery sludge caused tumors -- lawsuit filed with
environmental activist Erin Brockovich's help accuses a tannery of
contaminating northwest Missouri farm land and causing a rash of brain
tumors in the Cameron area.
Beverages Linked to Heart Risks -- A controlled and randomized study
has found that drinks sweetened with fructose led to higher blood levels
of L.D.L, or "bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides in overweight test
subjects, while drinks sweetened with another sugar, glucose, did not.
Both L.D.L. and triglycerides have been linked to an increased risk of
12 nations open naval warfare exercises -- Navies from the United
States and 11 other countries launched two weeks of war exercises off
Florida's Atlantic coast that will include training in combating piracy
and drug smuggling.
say GM to close plants up to nine weeks -- General Motors Corp. is
planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine
weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of
unsold vehicles, two people briefed on the plan said Wednesday.
Are you licensed to reload that ammo? -- "If you reload your own
ammo you may find yourself engaged in 'Illicit Manufacturing' of
ammunition under an arms control treaty that President Obama started
pushing last week in Mexico."
Video Caught On Tape News Reporter Crew Gets Detained By A Police
Officer In El Paso Texas -- "An 7 crew covering a crash on I-10 on
Monday unwillingly became part of the news. Motorists stuck in traffic
witnessed veteran journalist Darren Hunt and photojournalist Ric Dupont
being handcuffed and detained."
YouTube: Full Version of Fox News Anchor Losing IT!!! Drops the F-Bomb
on air!!! -- Freedom Watch w/ Napolitano, Shep Smith, Ron Paul, Jim
Bovard, and more -- Violent language.
Issues Alert on Severe Respiratory Disease in Mexico -- The Public
Health Agency of Canada has told quarantine services to be on alert for
travelers returning from Mexico after a number of severe respiratory
illnesses (SRI) were reported in some regions of the country.
VeriChip Corporation Announces Sales of VeriTrace System to Two New
Jersey Counties -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of radio
frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and
patient-related needs, announced today that it has sold the VeriTrace™
system for disaster relief and emergency management needs to Atlantic
and Mercer counties in New Jersey.
Fla. police launch first paragliding search team -- In a first of
its kind approach to aerial search operations, the Palm Bay Police
Department will become what is believed to be the first law enforcement
agency in the country to deploy a paragliding team of police officers in
a unique operation dubbed SOAR, Search Operations Aerial Response.
Increasing levels of rare element found worldwide -- A volatile form
of osmium is generated during platinum refinement and also during the
normal operation of cars, and it gets dispersed globally through the
atmosphere. While osmium is found naturally, the researchers were
surprised to discover that most of the osmium in rain and snow, and in
the surface waters of rivers and oceans, is produced during the refining
Digital Library that documents historical items -- This particular
item is a collection of song & narrative from refugees in a Farm
Security Administration camp during the depression. Be sure to play the
Darpa Wants Puppy-Training Machines -- The agency is seeking
proposals to create a portable gadget that "automates the training of
complex behaviors in animals without human intervention."
Afghanistan declares its first national park -- The park, known as
Band-e-Amir, will protect one of Afghanistan's best-known natural areas:
the spectacular series of six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams
made of travertine, a mineral deposit. Travertine systems are found in
only a few places throughout the world, virtually all of which are on
the UNESCO World Heritage list and are major international tourist
5 Reasons House Prices May Never Recover -- House prices will
eventually stop falling, probably in about two years. But will they ever
recover to the levels we saw during the heights of boom? Charles Hugh
Smith explains that the bubble vaulations are probably never coming
Sludge Happens -- Compost made from sewage may be making us sick.
Three Pender County Farms to Sell at Public Auction -- This auction
includes land that has been in the same family for over 46 years.
How Does Rodale's Organic Garden Grow? -- With Compost.
Navy Vs Pirates -- Version Number 3
American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
-- The Georgia Guidestones may be the most enigmatic monument in the US:
huge slabs of granite, inscribed with directions for rebuilding
civilization after the apocalypse. Only one man knows who created
them—and he's not talking.
Are We Ready for a Solar Katrina? -- Severe Solar Storms Could Harm
Power Grid, Navigational Systems and Spacecraft, Scientists Say.
Montgomery County PA proposing tolls on US422 to rebuild expressway,
fund rail extension
Certified Wide Area Road Use Monitoring
Original presentation from 1998 which basicly says you won't be able to
drive anywhere without a tracking toll transponder in your
vehicle-try to drive on a tolled road without one & you will be arrested
Commercial vehicle Roadcheck set for June-(aka special inspector hassle
Roadcheck Brochure for Truckers (.pdf file)
is from the "you have to be kidding me category" - The North American
Road Inspector Championship (for the inspectors who conduct
Today in History April 22, 2009
1792 - U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality
in the war in Europe.
1864 - The U.S. Congress mandated that all coins minted as U.S. currency
bear the inscription "In God We Trust".
1889 - At noon, the Oklahoma land rush officially started as thousands
of Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.
1898 - The first shot of the Spanish-American war occurred when the USS
Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship.
1931 - James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House.
1952 - An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear
explosion shown on live network television.
1954 - The U.S. Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began.
1970 - The first "Earth Day" was observed by millions of Americans.
2000 - Elian Gonzalez was reunited with his father. He had to be taken
from his Miami relatives by U.S. agents in a predawn raid.
Mac CFO kills self, cops say -- David Kellermann, the acting chief
financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, was found dead at his
home Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
Related Updated Article:
Acting Freddie Mac CFO commits suicide
Chris Simcox TO CHALLENGE MCCAIN IN AZ in 2010? -- Chris Simcox, a
founder of the anti-illegal immigrant Minutemen, announced that he will
challenge Sen. John McCain in next year's GOP primary. Simcox will
officially kick off his campaign tomorrow in Phoenix.
Should Americans Prepare for a “Summer of Rage”? -- Why some are
saying it's time to get your guns, get out of the city and head for your
Alan Keyes: Government Will Stage Terror, Declare Martial Law --
Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes has given perhaps his most dire
warning yet, saying that the Obama administration is preparing to stage
terror attacks, declare martial law and cancel the 2012 elections, which
is why they are demonizing their political enemies as criminals and
False Flag Plan Of Attack On White House Finalized -- Pakistan’s
enemies are preparing to deliver a decisive blow. Pakistan has suffered
grievously on all counts and its very foundations have been jolted in
the seven years of America’s occupation of Afghanistan. It is most
unfortunate that in this gory plan, some of the political parties
friendly to India, western sponsored NGOs, intellectuals and writers
have also contributed towards disinformation campaign and bringing bad
name to Pakistan.
Flyer from the Fort Fairfield Journal
Baker Awarded GPS Data Collection Contract from U.S. Census Bureau's
Geography Division -- Baker, serving as project manager, will
provide Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinate data points to
validate the spatial accuracy of the Division´s Topologically Integrated
Geographic Encoding and Referencing system, commonly known as TIGER
data. The project encompasses data collection in nearly 1,200 counties
throughout the U.S. and will be completed over three and a half years of
field work and data analysis.
MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets? -- MSG
is one of the worst food additives on the market and is used in canned
soups, crackers, meats, salad dressings, frozen dinners and much more.
It’s found in your local supermarket and restaurants, in your child’s
school cafeteria and, amazingly, even in baby food and infant formula.
Oh so stupid news: Blagojevich can't go to Costa Rica for TV show --
Blagojevich wanted to go to Costa Rica to participate in reality
show...judge says no!!
Pentagon computers hacked, several terabytes of data stolen --
Computer hackers have once again infiltrated the Pentagon's computer
system and this time may have gotten away with some valuable data. The
government and the Wall Street Journal are both pointing fingers at
China but the Chinese have denied the accusations.
Army Reservists Tapped to Fill Out Border Patrol -- The Army Reserve
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formally agreed this week
to work collaboratively to provide job opportunities for America’s
soldiers and veterans to serve with the CBP -- a growing agency that
finds military men and women a good fit.
Mother's Mandated Mental Health Test-JUST PASSED HOUSE! -- A
sweeping government policy for all new births in the United States has
just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the
Senate. The Mother's Act, if passed, will mandate that all new mothers
be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will
determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn home from
Taliban tighten their grip on Pakistan's northwest -- Taliban
militants in Pakistan's Swat Valley have extended their grip to a
neighboring northwest district, officials said Wednesday, patrolling
roads and broadcasting radio sermons in the latest sign that a
government-backed peace deal has actually emboldened the extremists.
Hackers stole data on Pentagon's newest fighter jet -- Thousands of
confidential files on the U.S. military's most technologically advanced
fighter aircraft have been compromised by unknown computer hackers over
the past two years, according to senior defense officials.
Obama signs service bill, says volunteers needed -- Calling on
Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion
national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps
service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students
to earn money for college.
Drivers gain no ground at red light hearings -- Drivers attending
Saturday's hearings for red light camera violations at Route 59 and
North Aurora Road in Naperville found little sympathy from the
administrative law judge who presided.
Congresswoman Bachmann "We Would Do Well To Humble Ourselves Before
Committee of Safety and Oathkeepers Rally at Lexington Green --
Committee of Safety and Oathkeepers Rally at Lexington Green for the
anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 2009,
Lexington Massachusetts. This is Stuart Rhodes of Oathkeepers
speaking....mentions Michael new!
Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status -- It sounds like
something from a bad sci-fi movie. People report the sensation of
creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear,
and finally bugs and worms pop out. Unfortunately, these terrifying
symptoms are all too true. The people having them are experiencing
Morgellons, the latest and scariest in the series of bizarre diseases
appearing in the last few years, seemingly from nowhere. Morgellons is
now reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and abroad.
Hospitals Are Dangerous to Your Health -- The researchers examined
1,300 patients receiving injected medication in one of 113 intensive
care units in 27 countries over the course of one 24-hour period. They
found that 441 patients, or 34 percent, experienced at least one error
in the administration of their medication. Nearly half of these
experienced more than one error in the study period. Seven patients
suffered severe harm from the errors, and in five cases the errors
contributed to a patient's death.
Gold Owners Are Targets of the Government -- The reason why you are
under assault is because you have demonstrated by your purchase of gold
or a gold-related investment that you do not trust the monetary policies
of your nation's central bank. Read More...
U.S. Stocks: Bear or Bull? Wrong Question to Be Asking -- Yet it
would take a Yoda-speaking interpreter to decipher an answer out of all
the double talk from mainstream experts. This quote from an April 18 New
York Times is more than enough: "The rally could qualify as the start of
a new bull market. BUT, we need to see some of the volatility subside
before a sustained rally could ignite. The good news is that it's
already starting to happen. Yet, short-term forecasts for first-quarter
profits are pretty bleak. BUT we have a low bar to hurdle"
Oregon Civil Air Patrol prepares for 'big one' -- The Oregon Civil
Air Patrol is joining other agencies across the state for a major
disaster exercise. Officials are calling it "Cascadia Peril 09," and it
will include search and rescue exercises by the six planes in the Oregon
Civil Air Patrol fleet.
India's 'Holy Powder' Finally Reveals Its Centuries-old Secret --
Scientists in Michigan are reporting discovery of the secret behind the
fabled healing power of the main ingredient in turmeric — a spice
revered in India as "holy powder."
you know? Real Doctors Influenced by TV Doctors -- A study conducted
by 2 doctors in the University of Alberta Hospital suggests that real
doctors are influenced by medical techniques they've seen performed by
TV doctors. Drs. Peter Bindley and Craig Needham performed the study to
find out why so many medical students were using a faulty technique to
insert breathing tubes in patients.
Hurricane-Killing, Space-Based Power Plant -- How's this for crazy?:
A company files a patent to destroy hurricanes as they form by beaming
them with energy from a space-based solar plant.
First Nations are being ignored in flood fight, bearing brunt of damage
says chief -- Manitoba's top aboriginal leader says First Nations
are being ignored by the federal and provincial governments even though
they are bearing the brunt of the rising Red River.
Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches -- The Supreme
Court ruled Tuesday that police need a warrant to search the vehicle of
someone they have arrested if the person is locked up in a patrol
cruiser and poses no safety threat to officers.
Today in History April 21, 2009
1649 - The Maryland Toleration Act was passed, allowing all freedom of
1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President.
1836 - General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San
Jacinto. This battle decided the independence of Texas.
1856 - The Mississippi River was crossed by a rail train for the first
time (between Davenport, IA, and Rock Island, IL).
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva (Svetlana Stalina) defected in New York City.
She was the daughter of Joseph Stalin.
1986 - Geraldo Rivera opened a vault that belonged to Al Capone at the
Lexington Hotel in Chicago. Nothing of interest was found inside.
1994 - Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16
1998 - Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered
possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220
Journalist goes on trial in Iran -- An Iranian-American journalist
accused of spying in Iran went on trial this week and a verdict is
expected soon, an Iranian official has said.
AIG Pampers Execs While Denying, Delaying Claims of Contractors Injured
in Iraq -- Insurance giant AIG, the same company that rewarded its
executives with millions in bonuses and spent hundreds of thousands of
dollars on a spa retreat at an exclusive California resort and private
jets, has been nickel and diming employees of private contractors
injured in Iraq, with a pattern of denying and delaying their claims, a
joint investigation between 20/20, the Los Angeles Times and the
non-profit group ProPublica has found.
Meet the $385,000 vehicle - Fighting crime military-style --
Yellowstone County Sheriff's Department rolled out its newest weapon
Tuesday: a 13-foot-tall, 35,000-pound BEAR. That's BEAR as in Ballistic
Engineered Armored Response vehicle. The $385,000 vehicle is encased in
metal that is meant to withstand bullets. It was purchased with a
Homeland Security grant.
Napolitano stands by DHS report on right wing extremists
pirate suspect arrives in New York City -- The sole surviving Somali
pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain arrived in
New York, smiling for a gaggle of cameras and reporters as federal
agents led him into custody to face charges in the attack at a court
Pirates: the $80m Gulf connection -- Organized piracy syndicates
operating in Dubai and other Gulf states are laundering vast sums of
money taken in ransom from vessels hijacked off the Horn of Africa.
pirates free crew after 5-month ordeal -- Somali pirates freed a
chemical tanker and its 23 Filipino crew members Tuesday after holding
them hostage in the Gulf of Aden for more than five months, the ship
owner and officials said.
$400 Billion More In Bank Losses On The Way -- Banks are likely to
realize about $400 billion more in losses on soured assets, requiring
further injections of government capital, JPMorgan Chase & Co. said.
Freedom Tower Gets New Name -- The agency that owns ground zero
confirmed that the signature skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed
on Sept. 11 will be more commonly known as One World Trade Center.
A Crash this way Cometh -- It's going to get worse, much worse as
the insane financial policies of both political parties over the past
fifty years come to their inevitable conclusion. The United States is
bankrupt and soon the rest of the world will realize it.
Questions planned for the 2010 Census and American Community Survey
-- This is a .pdf file.
(from 2005) Why is the Census Bureau Taking GPS Coordinates of
Americans' Front Doors?
California has approved spraying crops with MSG & other carcinogens
Glenn Beck - Disinformation Weasel Boy -- Now our “great friend of
Liberty” Glenn Beck is telling us that there is no such thing as FEMA
camps, and that it is completely debunked - his chief source of
information - “Popular Mechanics” the Hearst publication.
Gen. Hayden on 'FNS' -- Former CIA director says release of
so-called 'torture memos' makes America 'less safe'
Former CIA director says release of so-called 'torture memos' makes
America 'less safe'.
Video Of Nazi Style Internal Checkpoint In The U.S.
Probe Challenges U.S. Military Account of Killings in Afghanistan --
The U.S. military insists forces stormed a militant stronghold in Kunduz.
But locals, including the mayor, strongly dispute this version of
Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks -- Meet Rosa
Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the
undersecretary of defense for policy, a position described as one of the
most influential in the Pentagon. She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure
group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies. She's worked
on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation.
Study: 'Green' Training Ammo Carries Cancer Risk -- The Army is
concerned enough about possible risks that it has stopped making the
marks lives shortened by Vietnam War -- About a hundred family,
friends and comrades turned out in a heavy rainstorm Monday to honor 123
Americans whose recent deaths they blame on the war in Vietnam. The
event, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was a chance to "take the names
of all the people who have died during the past years from Agent Orange,
other diseases, other leukemias and skin cancers that they got from the
actual war itself," said Howard Tilton, whose brother-in-law died of
cancer linked with Agent Orange, a defoliant used by the U.S. military
GM ‘Likely’ to Build in China as U.S. Factories Close -- General
Motors Corp., shuttering U.S. plants in a bid to avoid bankruptcy, is
“likely” to build a new factory in China on surging demand.
Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and
AIPAC -- Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime
involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap
telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice
Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of
the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful
pro-Israel organization in Washington.
spied on TEA Party Americans -- Even as average Americans were
planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big
Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation
(FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them. In fact, unsuspecting
Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the
demonstration planning stages in a covert operation that began on or
about March 23, 2009.
National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) -- National Level Exercise
2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09
will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States
government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and
protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.
Emergence of a New Norovirus Genotype II.4 Variant Associated with
Global Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis
Rosemary Found to Offer Best Protection against Radiation Poisoning
-- In two separate studies, scientists in Spain found that nothing
fights radiation damage to micronuclei like a simple garden herb known
YouTube: HR669-anti Pet Bill -- HR 669 is the most restrictive
animal bill ever concocted. This video explains the ramifications for HR
669 and explains how the silent majority can fight back against bad
Brisk sales of ammo are leading to shortage in Texas, nationwide --
Reports of heavy sales at gun stores began around the time of Barack
Obama’s election as president, and months later, dealers are facing ammo
NORTH PHOENIX: Suspect arrested in murder of Loop 101 photo radar worker
-- Authorities say it's still too soon to know why a man shot and killed
a worker who was operating a photo radar van on the Loop 101 freeway
Injuries, Deaths Caused by Medications Skyrocket 38 Percent -- The
number of serious injuries and deaths linked to the use of prescription
medications reached a new high in the first quarter of 2008, according
to a report issued by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
"Natural" Disasters? -- During the 1960s, the Atlantic Basin
experienced a rising tide of hurricanes, with 6 occurring in 1961, 5 in
1964, and 3 in 1966. There were only 18 such storms during the 25-year
period from 1944 to 1969. The timing of these waves of hurricanes is
just too politically convenient for them not to have been deliberately
made by covert government in Washington - right after the Bay of Pigs
fiasco, the assassination of JFK which gave the green light to
everything covert government could muster, and right after it become
completely bogged down militarily in Vietnam. This is not to say that
Washington created the tropical storms in the first place. It only
intensified ones which suited its agenda, and guided them as best it
could over Cub
Today in History April 20, 2009
1534 - Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, set sail from St. Malo to
explore the North American coastline.
1775 - The British began the siege of Boston.
1832 - Hot Springs National Park was established by an act of the U.S.
Congress. It was the first national park in the U.S.
1836 - The U.S. territory of Wisconsin was created by the U.S. Congress.
1865 - Safety matches were first advertised.
1902 - Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive
1940 - The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.
1961 - FM stereo broadcasting was approved by the FCC.
1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial
desegregation in schools.
1989 - Scientist announced the successful testing of high-definition TV.
1999 - 13 people were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO,
when two teenagers opened fire on them with shotguns and pipebombs. The
two gunmen then killed themselves.
You Kidding Me? - by Don Cooper
Hostages being held on plane in Jamaica: report -- A man was holding
hostages on an airplane at an airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, after
apparently sneaking aboard the charter flight, CNN reported on Monday.
He is still holding six crew members hostage, reports say.
Mystery Illnesses strikes suburban Long Island Schools -- Hundreds
Sickened By Norovirus At Horace Greeley High In Chappaqua; Dozens Taken
Ill At Amityville School.
Blair Holt Firearms Act Of 2009 -- HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm
Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009 Even gun shop owners didn't know
about this because it is flying under the radar. Read More...
Human tide of misery flees the anarchy of Somalia -- The world
watches the pirates at sea, while the people on land create the world's
largest refugee camp.
A soldier's last, valiant fight -- ALS is service-related, but VA
help for Staff Sgt. Homer O. Pledger Jr. took a lot of effort.
Beware: 30 Biggest Bankruptcy Risks -- The following companies are
listed in order, based upon the credit-default swap spreads on five-year
corporate bonds as of early April. The list is compiled from research
provided publicly through MSN Money. Read More...
Bill Would Require You to Identify Yourself At All Times -- The
Texas Senate has approved a bizarre measure which would require citizens
to show some sort of identification to any police officer who demands
it, at any time, for any reason, 1200 WOAI news reports. Read More...
States Vastly Expand DNA Databases -- Law enforcement officials are
vastly expanding their collection of DNA to include millions more people
who have been arrested or detained but not yet convicted. The move,
intended to help solve more crimes, is raising concerns about the
privacy of petty offenders and people who are presumed innocent.
Conspires with Cold Medicine Manufacturers to Keep Selling Dangerous
Products to Four Year Olds -- The FDA admits that it negotiated a
deal with pharmaceutical companies to recommend that over-the-counter
cold-and-cough medicines should not be given to children under the age
of four -- rather than six, as recommended by pediatricians.
public are fast losing patience with thuggish policing -- The police
have always faced a degree of suspicion from the public. The founders of
the Met dressed their men in blue rather than the more military red to
underline their civilian role. Keeping the peace is one of society's
toughest jobs and one that our police have performed sometimes
successfully, sometimes not.
Gold Is Still a Good Choice -- Throughout history, gold has always
maintained fundamental value.
Blind to be cured with stem cells -- BRITISH scientists have
developed the world’s first stem cell therapy to cure the most common
cause of blindness. Surgeons predict it will become a routine, one-hour
procedure that will be generally available in six or seven years’ time.
Crisis as a Way to Build a World-Wide Totalitarian State -- As the
world financial and economic crisis comes into its own, the Western
community leaders are seeking to impress on mankind the idea that this
upheaval will end up ‘turning the world into something different’.
65th human bird flu case reported In Egypt -- Some 23 Egyptians have
died after contracting the virus. Most came into contact with infected
domestic birds in a country where roughly 5 million households depend on
domestically raised poultry as a significant source of food and income.
Jury says evidence doesn't show PCBs caused disease -- A jury found
for Monsanto late today in a PCBs trial here, deciding there was not
enough evidence to show the compound caused diabetes and other diseases
in people exposed to it.
Colorado doctor who prescribed antidepressant over the Web to suicidal
Stanford student gets nine months -- San Mateo County prosecutors
said the case was one of the first dealing with "telemedicine," in which
doctors give advice and prescribe drugs via the phone or the Internet,
sometimes to patients in states where they don't have a medical license.
DHS right wing extremist document was actually created in the Bush
administration -- Right click on the doc and go to doc properties
and you will see it was created 1/23/07 and modified 4/12/09)
VIDEO: The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class - the long road to hell!
Chinese spies may have put chips in US planes -- The Chinese cyber
spies have penetrated so deep into the US system — ranging from its
secure defence network, banking system, electricity grid to putting spy
chips into its defence planes — that it can cause serious damage to the
US any time, a top US official on counter-intelligence has said.
Film maker arrested for asking questions at Couric event -- “All I’m
trying to do is ask questions!” John Ziegler: John went to USC to
witness and ask questions about Katie Couric getting the Walter Cronkite
journalism award for her interview of Sarah Palin. He intended to also
give away copies of his film but was literally prevented from doing so.
Twelve Major Brands That Will Disappear -- As the recession deepens
and stretches out quarter after quarter, more companies will close or
will shut divisions. More brands will disappear because their parents
firms fold or can no longer afford to support them. Other brands will be
obliterated by mergers.
Sean Rakhimov: The Calm Before the Storm -- "Well, if I have one
message for investors, I would recommend that they use this time to
evaluate their own situation, their job, and where they live in
preparation for what is ahead and take action. I think it is
particularly important on this stretch because the world they live in
will be very different three to five years from now, to the negative."
The New Financial Overlords: The Debt Class and those that provide the
Debt in Serfdom -- Understanding the new Structure of the American
Financial Landscape - "I know many people are screaming about socialism
now but they are late to the game (like a few decades late). Also, what
exactly is the mass population getting for this new expensive socialism?
Employment security? Health care? If this is socialism we are getting
very little out of it. For a history lesson, Mussolini’s government was
supported by the military, the business class, and the extreme wings of
the political branches. Sound familiar?"
Power Lines Linked to Alzheimer's and Senile Dementia -- Researchers
from the University of Bern, Switzerland, have found that people who
lived within 50 metres of a long-distance power transmission line were
1.24 times more likely to die of Alzheimer’s disease than those who
lived 600 metres or more away.
Revolt stirs among China’s nuclear ghosts -- Up to 190,000 may have
died as a result of China’s weapons tests: now ailing survivors want
Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout -- Rosa
Brooks, who has moved from the L.A. Times to the Pentagon, called for
more "direct government support for public media" and government
licensing of the news, which critics say would destroy the independent
USAID's Private Air Force for Afghanistan -- The U.S. Agency for
International Development, the U.S. government's corps of international
do-gooders, wants to build its own air force to support the mission in
Gardening is Growing, and Not Just the Plants -- Gardeners'
motivations might differ - saving money in tough times, concern over the
safety and eco-friendliness of food - but one thing seems clear:
Vegetable gardening is in vogue, and sales are up at seed catalog and
garden centers. And that was before the nation's first family started a
garden of its own.
Community Garden Start up Guide -- This is a .pdf file.
More FBI Hacking: Feds Crack Wi-Fi to Gather Evidence -- Buried in
the 150 pages of CIPAV spyware-related documents released by the FBI
Thursday is a tantalizing nugget that indicates the bureau's technology
experts have more than one way to hack a suspect.
Slain mother had blogged that husband under stress -- A man who
killed his wife, their three young children and himself in their
northwest Maryland home had a hard time adjusting to his new manager's
job for a railroad and it was causing him stress, according a blog entry
his wife posted last month.
YouTube: Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitches
Some weird news from Roads & Bridges magazine -- Introducing the
world’s deadliest vehicle, a Guinness World Record holder and the
soon-to-be worst driver in history.
Chemtrails - The Latest Assault on Us -- These past two days there
has been a dramatic Chemtrail assault around much of New England. Read
Today in History April 17, 2009
1492 - Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a
passage to Asia and the Indies.
1524 - New York Harbor was discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.
1629 - Horses were first imported into the colonies by the American
Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1704 - John Campbell published what would eventually become the first
successful American newspaper. It was known as the Boston "News-Letter."
1810 - Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton.
1861 - Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.
1917 - A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time was
defeated. It was passed a couple of months later.
1941 - The office of Price Administration was established in the U.S. to
1964 - Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the
1975 - Khmer Rouge forces capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
It was the end of the five-year war. .
1985 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent, "LOVE" stamp.
Privacy Act of 1974 - Public Law 93-579, as codified at 5 U.S.C. 552a
- This is a .pdf file.
Info on The Privacy Act of 1974 at from Wikipedia -- The Privacy Act
of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, establishes a code of fair information
practices that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and
dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals
that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.
Michael Savage sues Napolitano for targeting vets -- "It is a civil
rights action brought under the First and Fifth Amendments to the United
States Constitution, challenging the policy, practice, and custom of the
United States Government that targets for disfavored treatment those
individuals and groups that are considered to be 'rightwing
extremists,'" the complaint announced today said.
Military Expert Ralph Peters: Fire Napolitano for Smearing Veterans
-- Military affairs expert Ralph Peters is calling for the firing of
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over a report warning that
right-wing extremists could recruit U.S. veterans for violent
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Six Things You Should Know About the Homeland
Security Report on ‘Rightwing Extremism’ -- "My guess is that the
sentiments revealed in the report I read are the tip of an iceberg that
the DHS would prefer to keep submerged until it needs to reveal it. This
iceberg is the heavy-hand of government; a government with large and
awful eyes, in whose heart there is no love for freedom, and on whose
face there is no smile."
recall expanded due to salmonella threat -- 33 people sickened in
California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Union International Food Co.
is expanding a spice recall to include all Lian How brand and Uncle Chen
brand sauces, oil and oil blends in various size packages because the
products may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause
serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children,
the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The company had
previously recalled Lian How brand and Uncle Chen brand dry spices.
Seals Deal for Show on Navy Pirate Hunters -- Barely a day after the
daring rescue of an American sea captain, a US cable TV channel
announced a deal Monday to produce a show about U.S. Navy pirate
on "wonder how to" -- WonderHowTo hand-selects and curates the best
instructional videos from over 1, 7000websites. Explore the largest
collection of free how-to videos. This website has videos on how to do
all kinds of stuff...check out the disaster preparedness link!!
YouTube: Chicago Tax Day Tea Party -- Video of the Chicago Tax Day
YouTube: NBC's Brian Williams Talks to Britain's Susan Boyle Singing
Boyle will be on Larry King Tonight at 9 PM Eastern Time April 17, 2009
old Twins treated for rare childhood Alzheimer's in Reno, Nevada --
The girls were diagnosed in October 2007 with NP-C. There's currently no
known cure for the disease, which also is referred to as childhood
Alzheimer's. The girls are among the first in the country being treated
for their condition at a Reno hospital after the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration granted special permission to use an experimental drug.
million attend tea parties in 50 states -- An estimated 1 million
Americans participated in at least 1,000 tea parties, according to
reports by organizers tabulating the nationwide numbers, with documented
protests held in 50 states.
Economic survivalists take root -- Hard times are creating economic
survivalists such as the Wojtowicz family who are paring expenses by
becoming more self-sufficient.
US citizens being deported, blocked from returning at border -- “The
more the system becomes confused, the more U.S. citizens will be
wrongfully detained and wrongfully removed,” said Bruce Einhorn, a
retired immigration judge who now teaches at Pepperdine Law School.
“They are the symptom of a larger problem in the detention system. …
Nothing could be more regrettable than the removal of our fellow
Bird Flu Confirmed in Kentucky -- Low-pathogenic avian influenza has
been found on a broiler breeder farm in western Kentucky belonging to
Perdue Farms. The virus, responsible for a minimal drop in egg
production in mid-March, has been identified as belonging to the H7
security firm hires Hayden, three others -- Retired Air Force Gen.
Michael Hayden, formerly director of the Central Intelligence Agency and
National Security Agency, is joining the security advisory firm The
Chertoff Group as a principal, the firm announced.
Terrorists using Internet as a weapon says experts --
"Computer-savvy" terrorists are using the Internet as a new weapon but
national authorities must be aware of individual rights when combating
the threat, speakers at an international conference said Thursday.
Afghan earthquakes kill 21, destroy homes -- Two earthquakes shook
eastern Afghanistan early Friday, collapsing mud-brick homes on top of
villagers while they slept and killing at least 21 people.
Medicaid Spending to Bankrupt States, Federal Government -- Medicaid
costs are expected to skyrocket in coming years, far outstripping the
rate of economic growth and placing an increasing financial burden on
state and federal governments, according to the first actuarial review
ever conducted of the program.
SAIC to train FEMA emergency responders -- Science Applications
International Corp. has won a five-year training contract from the
Homeland Security Department (DHS) that could be worth as much as $104
million if all options are exercised.
No charges against CIA officials for waterboarding -- The Obama
administration on Thursday informed CIA officials who used waterboarding
and other harsh interrogation tactics on terror suspects that they will
not be prosecuted, senior administration officials told The Associated
Headaches with Regular Exercise -- If you suffer from frequent
headaches or migraines, chances are you shy away from exercise for fear
of inducing a headache. You may be surprised to hear you can find relief
through exercise. A recent Swedish study published in Headache: The
Journal of Head and Face Pain showed that exercise does not seem to
increase migraines. In fact, regular activity can reduce the number of
migraines, the intensity of migraines and the need for pain medication.
Critics blast US border patrol's herbicide strategy -- Plan would
eliminate dense foliage used as hiding places by illegal immigrants and
Where are all the sunspots? -- Flares and CMEs are usually
associated with sunspots... so fewer sunspots typically means fewer,
less severe solar storms. No sunspots probably means no solar storms.
Feds shrouding 2 trillion in bank loans in secrecy suit says -- U.S.
taxpayers need to know the risks behind the Federal Reserve’s $2
trillion in lending to financial institutions because the public is now
an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to a court
filing by Bloomberg LP.
Bird Flu: Potential for Pandemic? -- Bird flu may be becoming less
fatal, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (who) told Reuters
in an interview last week. Of the 11 people, mostly children, who
contracted bird flu in Egypt this year, none has died.
Today in History April 16, 2009
1818 - The U.S. Senate ratified Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed
1851 - A lighthouse was swept away in a gale at Minot’s Ledge, MA.
1862 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved conscription act
for white males between 18 and 35.
1900 - The first book of postage stamps was issued. The two-cent stamps
were available in books of 12, 24 and 48 stamps.
1905 - Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000,000 of personal money to set up
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
1947 - The Zoomar lens, invented by Dr. Frank Back, was demonstrated in
New York City. It was the first lens to exhibit zooming effects.
1968 - The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from
1987 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sternly warned U.S.
radio stations to watch the use of indecent language on the airwaves.
1987 - The U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new
animals created by genetic engineering.
1992 - The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former
lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
tea parties put lawmakers on notice -- Americans took to the streets
to protest wasteful government spending today – with estimated crowd
sizes of 5,000 to 10,000 in Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Olympia, Wash.,
Lansing, Mich., and Sacramento.
LOTS OF TEA PARTIES - AND THEN? by Devvy Kidd -- Revenues will
continue to drop because of foreclosures. People living in tents or
their cars don't take trips to Hawaii or buy anything other than
essentials. Commercial real estate is sinking due to vacancies, as in
businesses going out of business.
YouTube: Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)
-- lesson learned--don't judge a book by it's cover!!
Legalities of All-Capital-Letters Names (your drivers license) --
Memorandum of law on the name. Could this be the evidence that Jim
Purcey is correct?
CLIP: 9/11 Media Breakthrough in Denmark -- Niels Harrit on
mainstream Danish TV: Niels Harrit and 8 other scientists found
nano-thermite in the dust from the World Trade Center.
Unions and Business Battle Over 'Card Check' Bill -- "Supporters of
the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), or "card check" bill, say the
current system suppresses employees' ability to form unions by
ultimately putting the decision to unionize into the hands of
Says Texans May Want to Secede From Union But Probably Won't --
Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with
his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some
in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"
woman has died from SARS -- A Chinese woman has died from what may
be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) while traveling on a train
from the Far East Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to Moscow, a medical
source said on Wednesday. The train was stopped in the central Russian
city of Kirov and around 60 train passengers were sent to a local
hospital. Six of them are reported as running fevers, the source said,
although Kirov Region officials have said that none of them were
suffering from SARS.
YouTube: Shep Smith Responds to Diss from CNN's Susan Roesgen!
to Give Lebanon Unmanned Aircraft -- The United States said Tuesday
it is providing Lebanon with 12 unmanned military aircraft in the coming
months, the latest effort to bolster the fragile Mideast nation. The
statement Tuesday said the "Raven" aircraft the U.S. is providing
performs remote reconnaissance and surveillance, identifies targets,
provides protection and security and reports on military operations in
urban areas and the results of battles.
Chinese Drywall Not Sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s -- Home Depot Inc.
and Lowe’s Cos. Inc. are trying to reassure customers that drywall
purchased at their stores is safe. According to The Palm Beach Post, the
home improvement retailers say they have verified that none of their
stores sold Chinese drywall that has recently been tied to problems in
homes throughout the country.
10,000 aftershocks follow Italy quake -- SCIENTISTS have detected
10,000 aftershocks since last week's earthquake in Italy of which around
1000 could be felt, a top expert said today, warning that the tremors
will probably get stronger.
U.S. Prison Units Used to House Muslim, Animal Rights and Environmental
Activists -- The government is using secretive prison facilities on
U.S. soil, called Communication Management Units, to house inmates
accused of being tied to “terrorism” groups.
Startling Revelations about Three Mile Island Disaster Raise Doubts Over
Nuke Safety -- A growing body of personal and scientific evidence
contradicts the official story that the accident posed no threat to the
Pennsylvania Governor Rendell presses assault weapons ban after cop
killings -- Governor Edward G. Rendell, along with Pittsburgh Police
Chief Nate Harper and other chief law enforcement officers from across
Pennsylvania, today called on Congress and the General Assembly to stand
with them and put an end to senseless murders stemming from the use of
deadly assault weapons and illegal handguns.
Pentagon's New PTSD Treatments: Wireless Monitors, Software Pals --
The Defense Department recently handed out contracts to three companies
to design independent living systems for injured vets. They're supposed
to help the wounded make the transition from hospitalization to home,
and then provide long-term care. Read More...
Pineapples - the tasty treat that is so good for you -- Bromelain,
the key enzyme in pineapple, banishes inflammation as effectively as
drugs. It reduces swelling, helps against sore throat, treats arthritis
and gout, and speeds digestion of proteins. New research is even showing
pineapple to be highly effective at cancer prevention and treatment.
Janet Napolitano defends report on right wing extremist groups --
The Department of Homeland Security will never monitor ideology or
political beliefs, the head of the agency said Wednesday, responding to
criticism of a recent report on right-wing extremist groups.
Power Of The Federal Badge -- Just a little humor....!!
Why You Should Carry a Gun
Glenn Beck advocates secession -- "You can't convince me that the
Founding Fathers wouldn't allow you to secede. The Constitution is not a
suicide pact. If [a] state says, "I don't want to go there because
that's suicide," they have a right to back out! ...I sign into this
union, and I can never, ever get out?? No matter what the government
does, I can never get out??"
1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India -- Over 1,500 farmers in
an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop
failure, it was reported today.
Quiz on GM food -- The answers are astounding!
Evidence Mounts on the Failures of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops
NIST announces 3 phase plan for Smart Grid -- "The Smart Grid will
create green jobs and stand as a cornerstone of the national effort to
achieve energy independence and curb the emissions changing our
climate," NIST Deputy Director Patrick Gallagher said. "We are working
with a sense of urgency to expedite the development of standards
critical to ensuring a reliable and robust Smart Grid."
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Freezes Grants to Emory in Secret
Drug Money Scandal -- The NIH has halted payments on a research
grant to Emory University, following the revelation that the
psychiatrist in charge of the research concealed hundreds of thousands
of dollars in drug company payments, possibly in violation of university
and federal conflict-of-interest rules.
Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse? -- For the first time,
scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia)
from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation
syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete
Photos of Northern Lights!
Today in History April 15, 2009
1817 - The first American school for the deaf was opened in Hartford,
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln mobilized the Federal army.
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by
John Wilkes Booth.
1892 - The General Electric Company was organized.
1899 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Portland Cement Company.
1912 - The ocean liner Titanic sank at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic
after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more
than 700 people survived.
1923 - Insulin became generally available for people suffering with
1955 - Ray Kroc started the McDonald's restaurant chain.
1956 - General Motors announced that the first free piston automobile
had been developed.
1989 - Students in Beijing launched a series of pro democracy protests
upon the death of former Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang. The protests
led to the Tienanmen Square massacre.
1994 - The World Trade Organization was established.
2000 - 600 anti-IMF (International Monetary Fund) protesters were
arrested in Washington, DC, for demonstrating without a permit.
TAX TEA PARTY INFO:
THIS IS WHERE TO FIND THE TEA PARTY CLOSE TO YOU -- On the right
hand upper side, you will see "Choose A State".
The "FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAW IN A NUTSHELL" pamphlet
The "INCOME TAX FLOW CHART"
"Income Tax Secrets" flyer (print on 8 1/2" x 14" paper for best
April 15, Tax Day -- Patriot rocker Steve Vaus & others plan to take
Tax day becomes protest day -- Today American taxpayers in more than
300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies -- dubbed "tea parties"
-- to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending.
Celente Calls for "Revolution" as the Only Solution -- "Taxed to
death, angry at government bailouts, outraged by Wall Street greed, and
bitterly resentful of a system that rewards the undeserving rich, the
American public is ready to revolt."
Texas: City Councilman Arrested for Opposing Red Light Cameras --
The mayor of Duncanville, Texas had a member of the city council
arrested last Tuesday for speaking out against the use of red light
cameras during an official meeting. The incident took place during the
discussion of whether the city should spend $59,000 to make street
repairs. Mayor David Green recognized Councilman Paul Ford to speak on
the contract item.
Related UPDATED Article:
Councilman Paul Ford turns himself in to Duncanville police
Monsanto's Roundup Residues in GM Food Cause Cell Damage -- Residues
of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide found in GM food and feed can cause cell
damage and even death, even at very low levels. The authors of a study
on the subject say their research "... points to undesirable effects
which are currently masked or hidden from scientific scrutiny.
Gold: The Crowd's Confusion -- The historical info at the end of the
article is possibly the most important part of this article. "Gold will
go to $1650 in a very short time." (Thanks Jimm)
YouTube: From Conspiracy Theories to Cable News
YouTube: Donald Duck - The Spirit of '43
YouTube: Another Donald Duck Tax Propaganda Film
Second 9/11 Envisaged by Homeland Security: Emergency Procedures in the
Chicago Area -- Amid cloak-and-dagger secrecy, the Daley
administration is building a backup 911 center at O'Hare Airport to
handle emergency calls if a terrorist attack or natural disaster damages
Chicago's primary facility in the West Loop, City Hall sources said
Wednesday. Sources said the backup facility will be located in an O'Hare
building that houses the airport's communications nerve center.
Shipping companies need armed guards -- US shipping companies need
to provide armed guards for vessels threatened by pirates, the commander
of US naval forces in the region told US media from Bahrain Monday.
Residents Near Nuke Plants Will Continue to Get Iodide Pills -- Just
as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the relicensing of the
nation's oldest continuously operating nuclear plant, the same agency
announced plans to continue to provide pills to residents to protect
them against radiation in the event of a nuclear accident.
Conventional Cancer Treatments Bankrupting Patients, Families -- "A
cancer diagnosis can threaten anyone with bankruptcy and financial ruin,
no matter what your earning power is," said Peggy McGuire of the Women's
Cancer Resource Center. "There are many paths you take, but they lead to
the same destination: loss of all resources."
Drug Makers, Hospitals Raise Prices -- Hospitals and pharmaceutical
companies have been pushing through hefty price increases aimed at
bolstering earnings, even as government and private insurers are
struggling to rein in healthcare costs.
Nasal Irrigation Can Ease Allergy Symptoms -- For some, the
neti pot, a nasal irrigator that resembles a small teapot, has
become an alternative remedy. While it is not nearly as convenient as
popping a pill or using a spray, several recent studies have found that
nasal irrigation can reduce symptoms of allergies and other nasal
Mysterious late-night military flights headed for San Jose, California
-- Charter flights from the U.S. military will be taking off and landing
at Mineta San Jose International Airport during the next few weeks --
but it's all very mysterious.
Texas Gov. Reaffirms State Sovereignty -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has
joined with state lawmakers in supporting a resolution reaffirming
states' rights under the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
reports said Tuesday. "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, D.C.
trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas," Perry said in a
speech supporting House Concurrent Resolution 50.
Mortgage Co. owner kills self due to bad economy -- BANGOR, Maine —
The bad economy is believed to be the reason a successful local
businessman took his own life Monday inside the business he started
nearly nine years ago.
Yikes, bedbugs! EPA looks to stop resurgence -- "Don't let the
bedbugs bite." Doesn't seem so bad in a cheerful bedtime rhyme, but it's
becoming a really big problem now that the nasty critters are invading
hospitals, college dorms and even swanky hotels. With the most effective
pesticides banned, the government is trying to figure out how to respond
to the biggest bedbug outbreak since World War II.
Stomach Bug Crystallizes an Antibiotic Threat -- What is so
frightening about C. difficile is that it is often spurred by
antibiotics. The drugs wipe out the targeted illness, like a urinary
tract or upper respiratory infection, but they also kill off large
portions of the healthy bacteria that normally live in the digestive
tract. If a person comes into contact with C. difficile, or already has
it, the disruption to the beneficial bacteria creates an opportunity for
the harmful bacteria to flourish.
Germany Bans Cultivation of GM Corn -- Germany has banned the
cultivation of GM corn, claiming that MON 810 is dangerous for the
environment. But that argument might not stand up in court and Berlin
could face fines totalling millions of euros if American multinational
Monsanto decides to challenge the prohibition on its seed.
Rant against FEMA reflects on City Hall -- A newly self-published
book takes shot after shot at FEMA's honesty, at its habit of rotating
personnel, and at its utter recalcitrance. Read More...
Oh so stupid news: Spokane parks detonating ground squirrels --
Spokane Parks officials are mounting a counterattack with a commercially
available weapon – the Rodenator Pro — that injects their burrows with
propane and oxygen and sparks an explosion that shakes the ground and
collapses their furrows. It also turns the little critters into
Researchers find fast track to bird flu inhibitor -- University of
Hong Kong researchers have discovered a potential inhibitor of H5N1
through computer modeling. The new method will bring time savings of
years spent in testing the drug and at 0.01 percent the cost of
conventional tests. The researchers said the discovery of the new
inhibitor is timely because the bird flu virus is developing resistance
to antiviral drugs.
Soaps and detergents 'could help tackle bird flu' -- Their findings
— published in the 28 March issue of Virology Journal — reveal that
simply washing poultry shed floors and equipment, transport vehicles and
workers' clothing can go a long way in containing the virus.
PA Church Ladies Raided by ‘Food Safety’ Cops -- The problem is the
pies are illegal in Pennsylvania. Under the state’s food-safety code,
facilities that provide food at four or more events in a year require at
least a temporary eating and drinking license, and food has to be
prepared in a state-inspected kitchen.
Russian children to train alongside police -- Russian Interior
Minister Rashid Nurgaliev has signed an order to create educational
squadrons, where children will receive pre-military training and lessons
in patriotism. The squadrons will be attached to 85 units of the
Interior Ministry's troops and will be made up of 14 to 16-year old
volunteers, so-called ‘sons of regiments’.
UK police stage 'pre-emptive raids' on climate activists -- Police
have raided dozens of homes across the country as they questioned
climate change protesters planning action this summer against coal-fired
power stations and airports. More than 200 officers carried out a
pre-emptive raid early on Monday, arresting 114 people thought to be
preparing a protest at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in
Why Horse Owners Oppose the USDA's 'Big Brother' NAIS
'Hand of God' captured by Nasa observatory -- This beautiful image
of a "cosmic hand" reaching for the stars has been captured by a Nasa
Billions in Earmarks listed in new "Pig Book" by Citizens Against
Government Waste -- Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today
released the 2009 Congressional Pig Book, the latest installment in the
group’s 19-year exposé of pork-barrel spending. The Pig Book revealed
10,160 earmarks worth $19.6 billion.
Today in History April 14, 2009
1543 - Bartoleme Ferrelo returned to Spain after discovering San
Francisco Bay in the New World.
1775 - The first abolitionist society in U.S. was organized in
Philadelphia with Ben Franklin as president.
1828 - The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary was published
under the name "American Dictionary of the English Language."
1860 - The first Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco with mail
originating in St. Joseph, MO.
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater
by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.
1912 - The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an
iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people lost their lives and more than
1939 - The John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" was first
1956 - Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA, demonstrated the first
commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture.
1984 - The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state's
public school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as
"theory rather than fact".
pirates hijack 3 more ships -- Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage
rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked
three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the key waterway that's become the
focal point of the world's fight against piracy.
Is your cardiologist killing you? By Dr Sherry Rogers -- This is a .pdf
Kurt Donsbach Arrested Again -- Kurt Donsbach, 73, whose dubious
health-related activities have spanned more than 50 years, is facing 11
felony counts including treating patients without a license, misbranding
drugs for sale, grand theft, unlawfully dispensing drugs as a cure for
cancer, and falsely representing a cure for cancer. Read the declaration
in support of his arrest warrant.
YouTube: David Buckner faints on Glenn Beck's show 4/13/09 -- David
Buckner Passed Out Live On Glenn Beck Show. He Fainted During a Piece on
YouTube: Ron Paul on Marque and Reprisal 4/12/09 -- Dr. Paul
discusses a constitutional approach to dealing with security threats.
YouTube: Fox's Stuart Varney says it's his 'great duty' to 'promote' the
Texas using stimulus money to build toll roads -- The Texas
Department of Transportation plans to spend at least $255.3 million in
federal stimulus money to build new toll roads.
OF TEA PARTIES - AND THEN? By: Devvy Kidd -- Revenues will continue
to drop because of foreclosures. People living in tents or their cars
don't take trips to Hawaii or buy anything other than essentials.
Commercial real estate is sinking due to vacancies, as in businesses
going out of business.
Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists' --
unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the
possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned
about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on
firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out
returning war veterans as particular threats.
Predator drones are due to fly over Detroit -- The government
announced recently that they plan to employ a good one to hover at about
19,000 feet over the Canadian - Michigan International Border in the
Detroit area. Presumably this deployment is aimed at detecting, illegal
aliens, drug cartels and terrorist attempting to illegally enter here.
The new technology probably won't help with terrorist, because they
usually enter this country through legal means, such as at a port of
Trust Your Caller ID? -- Spoofing Services Let Users Alter Caller
ID; Learn How to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Phone Scams.
DHS document on American "Terrorists" -- This is a .pdf file.
Oregon jobless rate spikes to over 12 percent -- Oregon's jobless
rate has taken a dramatic jump, to 12.1 percent — a rate seen only once
before since the years after World War II. The increase could put Oregon
on a pace to have the highest unemployment rate in the nation when those
figures are released on Friday, state labor economist Art Ayre said
Monday. Michigan currently has the highest rate, at 12 percent.
Bankruptcies Surge Despite Law Meant to Curb Them -- The number of
U.S. businesses and individuals declaring bankruptcy is rising with a
vengeance amid the recession, despite a three-year-old federal law that
made it much tougher for Americans to escape their debts, an Associated
Press analysis found. Nearly 1.2 million debtors filed for bankruptcy in
the past 12 months, according to federal court records collected and
analyzed by the AP.
UK: Schools hire bouncers for classroom control -- Bouncers and
former military personnel are being hired by schools as "crowd control"
to cover classes for teachers.
Americans stick to their guns as firearms sales surge -- Firearms
sales have surged in the six months since Obama's election as millions
of Americans have gone on a buying spree that has stripped gun shops in
some parts of the country almost bare of assault weapons and led to a
national ammunition shortage.
As firearms sales surge, Democrats drop assault weapons ban -- As
firearms sales in the United States hit new highs, the Obama
Administration and Democrats in Congress are squelching talk of a
renewal of the assault weapons ban passed by Congress that lapsed in
2004, saying they don't want a distraction from their agenda and don't
have the votes in Congress.
Essential Oils Offer Many Health Benefits -- Essential oils are more
than just a great addition to a relaxing massage. True essential oils
are distilled from the bark, flowers, or leaves of a plant and can
provide physical and psychological benefits. Internal ingestion of some
oils, inhalation, and application to the skin are all methods of using
essential oils. The use of essential oils can benefit mood, decrease
stress, help prevent disease, and decrease pain.
Celente Calls For 'Revolution' As The Only Solution -- "The Tea
Parties and Tax Protests sprouting across the nation, which we had
predicted, are harbingers of revolution," said Gerald Celente, Director
of The Trends Research Institute.
Recession closes in on chicken farmers -- Nationally, 800 to 900
chicken farmers have lost contracts since last fall, almost all of them
in the South. The farmers are at the mercy of big chicken processors.
What is Mindware? -- Mindware is operating system software that (a)
thinks and feels the way a human mind does, and (b) sets its thinking
and feeling parameters to match those discernable from a mindfile.
The Messy Future of Memory-Editing Drugs -- The development of a
drug that controls a chemical used to form memories sparked heady
scientific and philosophical speculation this week. Granted, the drug
has only been tested in rats, but other memory-blunting drugs are being
tried in soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. It might not be
long before memories are pharmaceutically targeted, just as moods are
acronym soup-a handy guide -- The many government programs that have
been launched since the economy began melting down last year may seem
more like alphabet soup than a plan for recovery. Here’s a look at some
of the main programs created in response to the financial crisis, and
what you should know about them. Read More...
Rahm Emmanuel's think tankers enforce message among liberals -- The
White House is ‘helping’ liberal groups to get their political messages
in sync with the official line.
Today in History April 13, 2009
1775 - Lord North extended the New England Restraining Act to South,
Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act
prohibited trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
1782 - Washington, NC, was incorporated as the first town to be named
for George Washington.
1796 - The first known elephant to arrive in the United States from
1870 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City.
1916 - The first hybrid, seed corn was purchased for 15-cents a bushel
by Samuel Ramsay.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson
1949 - Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortizone was an
effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
1960 - The first navigational satellite was launched into Earth's orbit.
1976 - The U.S. Federal Reserve introduced $2 bicentennial notes.
1984 - U.S. President Reagan sent emergency military aid to El Salvador
without congressional approval.
1998 - NationsBank and BankAmerica announced a $62.5 billion merger,
creating the country's first coast-to-coast bank.
1998 - Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a
healthy baby lamb.
freed when snipers kill pirates -- After being held hostage for five
harrowing days by four armed pirates, Capt. Richard Phillips was freed
following an operation by Navy Seals in which U.S. Navy snipers opened
fire and killed three pirates holding an American captain at gunpoint,
delivering the skipper unharmed and ending a five-day high-seas hostage
drama on Easter Sunday.
U.S. Military Considers Attacks on Somali Pirates’ Land Bases -- The
U.S. military is considering attacks on pirate bases on land and aid for
the Somali people to help stem ship hijackings off Africa’s east coast,
defense officials said. Read More...
VIDEO: The Truth Behind The Income Tax
Air bag safety takes some hits -- Recalls of some 800,000 cars in
the last year to address issues with so-called smart air bags and
occupant-detection systems are raising questions about the products' IQ.
Midwest auto industry: Tough times ahead for towns across region --
In tattered and gray industrial towns across the Midwest, no one knows
exactly where the ax will swing next. But there is no doubt the forced
downsizing of General Motors and Chrysler, which will begin to take
shape in the coming weeks, will fundamentally change the quality of life
in communities and the region for years to come.
Party Day Map -- Over 1900 cities so far for the tea parties.
Rioting follows state of emergency in Thai capital -- Swarms of
anti-government protesters attacked the prime minister's car, seized
control of major intersections in the capital and commandeered buses,
bringing new chaos to the Thai capital as the country's ousted leader
threatened to return from exile to lead a revolution.
benefit claims exceed number of recorded POWs -- There are only 21
surviving POWs from the first Gulf War in 1991, the Department of
Defense says. Yet the Department of Veterans Affairs is paying
disability benefits to 286 service members it says were taken prisoner
during that conflict, according to data released by VA to The Associated
Portland police boost arsenal with 'tank' -- The department receives
two armored personnel carriers for free from the Department of Defense.
The M113 armored track-driven military vehicles were offered for free as
surplus property by the Department of Defense last fall, and Portland
police got two of them. One will be used for parts, since maintaining
the old vehicles is difficult.
Maryland Legislature Approves Statewide, Freeway Speed Cameras --
The Maryland General Assembly yesterday gave final approval to a measure
that will expand the use of speed cameras to every part of the state,
allowing cameras on high-volume freeways for the first time.
VA Authorities Confiscate Tape of Journalist Reporting on Bad Treatment
of Veterans -- The reporter states: "the story is not about me
versus the hospital. It's about why is the hospital taking these
measures to prevent the 56 year old veteran from speaking. What are they
trying to hide?"
Obama announces new record system for veterans -- President Obama on
Thursday promised a more efficient record system to ease delays in
health care for wounded veterans, as the government copes with more than
33,000 military personnel injured in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Microchip that tells the doctor if you've taken your pills --
Microchips in pills could soon allow doctors to find out whether a
patient has taken their medication.
Drinking Water Threatened: TVA Tries to Hide Information About Water
Contamination from Massive Coal Spill -- Third-party tests have
found high levels of toxins in the river water and in private wells,
while the TVA has assured residents the water is safe.
New bird flu cases suggest the danger of pandemic is rising -- First
the good news: bird flu is becoming less deadly. Now the bad: scientists
fear that this is the very thing that could make the virus more able to
cause a pandemic that would kill hundreds of millions of people.
students preparation for a pandemic -- StudentsPrepAmerica.org -
Some organizations have begun to prepare like Columbia University, who
this summer released a plan to cope with the next severe flu pandemic,
as well as an FAQ designed to educate students and faculty(10).
Top UK dentist calls for mass fluoridation -- "We encourage the
fluoridation of water supplies and welcome the planned consultations on
the move in the North West and Yorkshire, where decay figures have been
higher in the past."
World flouridated water map -- The extent of fluoridated water usage
around the world. Colors indicate the percentage of population in each
country that receives fluoridated water, where the fluoridation is to
levels recommended for preventing tooth decay (sic). This includes both
artificially and naturally fluoridated water.
Taps off for two million in water-starved Mexico City -- Some two
million residents of Mexico City on Thursday began 36 hours without
water under an emergency plan over Easter vacation to respond to a
record drop in water supply and to work on repairs.
UK: 'Wi-fi networks must be removed from schools to stop children
getting cancer,' teachers insist -- The Association of Teachers and
Lecturers called for classroom wireless networks to be suspended
immediately until research has properly considered the threat to health.
Concerned resident aims to form armed militia to patrol Stockton,
California -- A retired truck driver and Vietnam War veteran said
Monday that he is forming an armed militia - mostly men with rifles and
armbands, four to a car - to patrol Stockton this summer, when at least
43 police officers are to be laid off.
Painful Kidney Stones Becomes a Growing Trend in Kids -- More than
1/2 million people will be in emergency rooms this year because of
kidney stones and that number is rising, explains Gary Curhan, an
associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He says the
reason may be the growing number of overweight Americans. Kidney Stones
which was once considered a disorder of middle age, is now showing up in
children as young as five or six. A stone was found in an 8-month-old
girl as reported by a pediatrician at Loyola University Medical Center
near Chicago. Some hospitals have even opened pediatric kidney stone
Magically Granted Three-Year Extension on Safety Testing of PFOA
(Teflon) -- The Environmental Appeals Board of the U.S. federal
government has granted the DuPont corporation a three-year extension on
its obligation to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a widely used
chemical believed to expose consumers to the toxic substance
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Clandestine Compound Could Power New Pain Ray -- The Active Denial
System is a non-lethal ray gun that heats the outer surface of the skin
-- a painful but (mostly) harmless experience -– using microwaves. But
the thing is a little unwieldy for battlefield use.
UK: Gordon Brown's plan for army of teen volunteers -- Gordon Brown
has vowed to make every young person do 50 hours of voluntary work by
the time they reach the age of 19.
danger from Agricultural pesticides -- up to 60% loss. Industrial,
pesticide-dependent agricultural practices in the United States are
creating a death trap for the honeybee and threatening the human-bee
symbiotic relationship forged over millenia.
The largest land owner -- “Queen Elizabeth II the largest landowner
on Earth.” Read More.....
Tibetans refuse to sow spring crops in protest against Beijing --
Tibetan discontent at Chinese rule has taken a new twist, with farmers
refusing to till their fields in a show of passive resistance against
The Poppy Palace -- Interview with Sibel Edmonds on Turkey & the
heroin trade, ties to US.
Today in History April 10, 2009
1790 - The U.S. patent system was established.
1849 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100.
1865 - During the American Civil War, at Appomattox, General Robert E.
Lee issued his last order.
1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
1912 - The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
1922 - The Genoa Conference opened. The meeting was used to discuss the
reconstruction of Europe after World War I.
1930 - The first synthetic rubber was produced.
1941 - In World War II, U.S. troops occupied Greenland to prevent Nazi
1941 - Ford Motor Co. became the last major automaker to recognize the
United Auto Workers as the representative for its workers.
1960 - The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill.
1963 - 129 people died when the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher
failed to surface off Cape Cod, MA.
1972 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union joined with 70 other nations in
signing an agreement banning biological warfare.
1988 - On Wall Street, 48 million shares of Navistar International stock
changed hands in a single-block trade. It was the largest transaction
ever executed on the New York Stock Exchange.
1992 - In Los Angeles, financier Charles Keating Jr. was sentenced to
nine years in prison for swindling investors when his Lincoln Savings
and Loan collapsed. The convictions were later overturned.
Red Cross Report: Link for International Committee of the Red Cross
40-page report on torture of Gitmo prisoners -- Link to leaked Int'l Committee of the Red
Cross report on Gitmo torture - including by CIA medical personnel...PDF
You are being lied to about pirates -- One of the pirate leaders,
Sugule Ali, said their motive was “to stop illegal fishing and dumping
in our waters … We don’t consider ourselves sea bandits. We consider sea
bandits [to be] those who illegally fish and dump in our seas and dump
waste in our seas and carry weapons in our seas.
Somalia Waste Imports from Italy -- During the Somali civil war
hazardous waste was dumped in this African nation by industrialized
countries. Read More...
Somalia's secret dumps of toxic waste washed ashore by tsunami --
THE huge waves which battered northern Somalia after the tsunami in
December are believed to have stirred up tonnes of nuclear and toxic
waste illegally dumped in the war-racked country during the early 1990s.
Nuclear Waste Dumped on Somali Waters -- Read the report of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in Somalia-
dated 16 Aug 1999.
terror cop quits -- BRITAIN'S bungling terror cop Bob Quick has
sensationally quit and apologised to colleagues after accidentally
leaking details of a top secret al-Qaeda operation.
wants another $83 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan -- The Obama
administration will ask Congress for another $83.4 billion to fund the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the end of September, Democratic
congressional sources said Thursday.
YouTube: Freedom Watch w/ Napolitano, Daniel Hannan, Peter Schiff, Lew
Rockwell, and more (Part 1: 04/08/2009)
YouTube: Neil Cavuto discussing the tea parties happening the 15th and
talking to a host that refuses to even cover the parties.
VA, DOD to create lifetime e-record -- President Barack Obama said
today that the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have started to
create a lifetime electronic record that would ultimately contain
administrative and medical information from the time people enter
military service through their lives as veterans.
Pentagon preps for economic warfare -- The Pentagon sponsored a
first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs —
but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a
scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.
Public Database Reveals First-Hand Accounts of How Toxic Burn Pits Are
Making U.S. Troops Sick -- Welcome to the BURN PITS Action Center.
This is an information resource for servicemen and servicewomen, their
families and others concerned about addressing the damages of the burn
pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Okays Rapid Test for H5N1 Avian Flu -- The FDA has approved a rapid
test that can detect influenza A/H5N1 infection in humans in about 40
minutes, the agency said.
UN aid to halt bird flu spreading to humans -- The UN’s Food and
Agriculture Organisation yesterday pledged US$7.3 million to help Viet
Nam prepare for any outbreaks of avian influenza.
Said to Order Banks to Stay Mum on ‘Stress Test’ Results -- The Fed
wants to ensure that the report cards don’t leak during earnings
conference calls scheduled for this month. Such a scenario might push
stock prices lower for banks perceived as weak and interfere with the
government’s plan to release the results in an orderly fashion later
Elderly Being Poisoned by Cocktail of Prescription Drugs at Hospitals
-- An estimated one in seven hospital patients suffer an adverse
reaction to a drug they are prescribed there, with many of those
reactions caused by drug combination effects, according to a study
conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool
John Moores University and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospital Trust, and published in the journal PLoS One.
Death rate falls when doctors go on strike -- "There are only four
times in recorded history that the death rate actually fell. The first
was in highly technologically developed Israel in 1973. During a
one-month physicians' strike, the national death-rate reached the lowest
rate ever. According to statistics by the Jerusalem Burial Society, the
number of funerals dropped by almost half.
Unimaginable Tragedies or execution by cop? -- "Unimaginable
Tragedies" is the way Corporate Media describes the killings of seven
police officers that have recently died in inner-city combat with some
of the people they were charged with protecting.
E-Bombs Could Go Mainstream -- E-bombs, weapons that destroy
electronics with an intense pulse of electromagnetic radiation, have
been discussed for decades. But despite years of research and
development, there is little sign of their deployment. The prospect of
knocking out communications and other electronic systems is attractive,
but commanders prefer proven weapons with known effects. Now the U.S.
Army is developing technology to provide the best of both worlds, by
creating munitions that combine conventional and e-bomb effects in one
Wiring a Home Generator for Emergencies -- Remember, if someone else
can do it, you can learn to do it also. You can do this. Just follow
these instructions exactly and completely!
Redoubt Ash Cloud Raises Food Shortage Concerns -- With experts
predicting that eruptions could continue for several months, the state
of Alaska is fearing the possibility of food shortages.
military blew up pigs to test body armour -- American military
researchers have blown up live pigs dressed in body armour in an attempt
to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.
Virginia Fusion center releases list of homegrown terrorists --
Virginia’s network of colleges and universities also represent a
potential avenue of entry for terrorist operatives and a possible forum
for recruitment of sympathizers.
Police come up short on ammo; increased costs, budget cuts, worldwide
demand -- Even police are feeling the pinch from the greater demand
for ammunition worldwide, sometimes finding themselves waiting for ammo
of critical caliber.
New York Legislature Approves Massive Traffic Camera Expansion -- As
budget deficits continue to soar at all levels of New York government,
the state legislature on Tuesday approved a package of bills to provide
relief through the use of red light cameras.
Northrup marketing video: We're evil, omnipresent... -- Northrop
Grumman's technical services wing decided it needed a new promotional
video, to hype how important it is to America's national security. The
theme: Northrop as a fifth column, within the U.S. military. "They could
be anywhere among us!" one rattled man screams.
Complete list of other MIAC reports -- A list of Missouri
Information Analysis reports — obtained after controversy over one
report said supporters of third-party candidates might be militia
members — shows conservative groups aren’t the only subjects these
Today in History April 9, 2009
1682 - Robert La Salle claimed the lower Mississippi River and all lands
that touch it for France.
1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public
library in the United States.
1865 - At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee
surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in
the parlor of William McClean's home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to
keep their sidearms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and
mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war
was officially over. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union
troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.
1866 - The Civil Rights Bill passed over U.S. President Andrew Johnson's
1867 - The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty with Russia that purchased
the territory of Alaska by one vote.
1872 - S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk.
1947 - 169 people were killed and 1,300 were injured by a series of
tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
1959 - NASA announced the selection of America's first seven astronauts.
1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1967 - The first Boeing 737 was rolled out for use.
1988 - The U.S. imposed economic sanctions on Panama.
Strike a U.S. Ship Owned by a Pentagon Contractor, But Is the Media
Telling the Whole Story? -- The Somali pirates who took control of
the 17,000-ton "Maersk Alabama" cargo-ship in the early hours of
Wednesday morning probably were unaware that the ship they were boarding
belonged to a U.S. Department of Defense contractor with "top security
clearance," which does a half-billion dollars in annual business with
the Pentagon, primarily the Navy.
ship arrives to aide American crew that fought off Somali pirates --
A missile-armed U.S. destroyer steamed through the lawless waters off
Somalia last night to rescue a hostage American captain snatched by
pirates in a high-seas drama aboard a hijacked cargo ship.
12 arrested in 'very serious' terror plot in UK -- British police
Wednesday arrested 12 people in a counterterrorism operation, and
locations were being searched, authorities said.
Moves to Ban BPA in All Food Containers -- Congress has introduced
legislation intended to establish a federal ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in
all food and beverage containers. The measure would greatly expand
earlier efforts to limit the chemical from products used only by babies
World's largest laser built in California -- The U.S. Department of
Energy says the National Nuclear Security Administration has certified
the completion of the world's largest laser.
National Trailer Truck Dealers convention postponed until 2010 -- A
press release from the National Trailer Dealers Association says that
with many companies downsizing or even closing it’s a difficult time for
people to spare the time and expense of attending a convention.
Wintry Weather Slams Plains Wheat; Will the Crop Recover? -- Another
spring, another season of winter wheat crop-threatening cold
temperatures and wintry precipitation. That's been the case for a lot of
wheat farmers from the Dakotas to the southern Plains, where tough
weather conditions continue to pressure the crop that's in the process
of coming out of dormancy.
FEMA - The history of Government Internment camps in America (before
FEMA) -- The War Relocation Authority is alive and well. Rendition
is being practiced by Obama despite his campaign promises to end it.
Guantanamo is not going to close. The following is a list of camps and
prisons used for holding both foreigners living in America and citizens
who would not fight in the war.
taking back its hurricane trailers -- Katrina and Rita victims have
to vacate housing units by May 1.
Here comes a new sweetener called Advantame -- A new and as yet
unknown biochemical threat.
Gutsy Germs Succumb To Baby Broccoli -- A small, pilot study in 50
people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli
sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a
rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach
Depression era cartoon-look familiar?
Diseases 'hurting chocolate crop' -- Scientists are warning of a
possible chocolate shortage as disease ravages cocoa crops across the
Cattleman Develops Web Site to Oppose NAIS -- As the controversy of
the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) continues to divide the
livestock industry, one man is leading a campaign against the program by
not only writing letters to congressmen, but also by starting up a Web
site and contributing articles he has written.
so stupid news -- Can Government Scientists Save the Planet by
Nuking Yellowstone National Park to Halt Global Warming?
Vaccine Batch Makes Girls Sick; Emergency Recall Results -- The
Health Ministry of Spain has ordered an emergency recall of a batch of
the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, manufactured by Merck
and jointly marketed by Merck and Sanofi-Aventis.
Cities collapsing throughout US -- "Property abandonment is getting
so bad in Flint that some in government are talking about an extreme
measure that was once unthinkable -- shutting down portions of the city,
officially abandoning them and cutting off police and fire service.
AP Newsbreak: Obama looks at climate engineering -- The president's
new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the
Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's
Credit card companies shut down 8 million credit card accounts in
February -- All the while accepting more Bailout Credit Cards from
the U.S. Treasury. 400 Million Credit Card Accounts still open.
It's Not a Flying Car — It's a Driveable Airplane -- A Boston
startup is confounding naysayers with a plane that combines the ease of
driving with the thrill of flying, and it could shake up the industry by
ushering in a new wave of recreational aviation.
A backdoor RealID card -- Lowell Rogers has been an engineer on a
brownwater tugboat for 23 years. He loves his work, and his employer
likes the way Lowell does his job. But starting April 2009, thanks to
the Maritime Safety Act, Lowell's employer will have to assume he's a
potential terrorist, unless he has a Transportation Worker
Identification Credential -- a TWIC card.
Public Slams Traffic Cameras in Referendum -- More than 85 percent
of Sulphur, Louisiana residents vote to reject photo enforcement in a
Elizabeth Nelson: What really happened to Flight 93 Interview transcript
Filling the skies with robot assassins-the drone wars have begun --
Hunter-killer drones armed with Hellfire missiles are patrolling the
Pentagon's expanding global battlefields: It's a scene right out of
Inside Moldova's Twitter Revolution -- Aided by social networking
tools like Twitter, LiveJournal and Facebook, demonstrators in the
former-Soviet republic of Moldova are gearing for another round of
protests. Just yesterday, activists seized the president's office and
the country's parliament -- only to have the government take the
buildings back. More crowds, however, are converging on the main square.
And they are Tweeting, posting, and uploading.
Today in History April 8, 2009
1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting.
1832 - About 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry left Jefferson
Barracks, St. Louis, to confront the Sauk Indians in the Black Hawk War.
1834 - In New York City, Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor to be
elected by popular vote in a city election.
1873 - Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.
1913 - The Seventeenth amendment was ratified, requiring direct election
1935 - The Works Progress Administration was approved by the U.S.
1946 - The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time.
1952 - U.S. President Truman seized steel mills to prevent a nationwide
1985 - India filed suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal disaster.
A Thought For The
Day from Mike Tawse (in UK) -- Humility does not mean denying one’s
talents. It requires recognition that talents are gifts, not entirely of
one’s own creation. Read More...
Free-Versus-Paid Debate for Online Web News Heats Up -- Publishers
like Hearst Newspapers, The New York Times and Time Inc. are drawing up
plans for possible Internet fees.
Are Army Recruiters Killing Themselves? -- Last year alone, the
number of recruiters who killed themselves was triple the overall Army
rate. Like posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury,
recruiter suicides are a hidden cost of the nation's wars. Because
station commanders and their bosses are rated on how well their
subordinates recruit, there is a strong incentive to cut corners to
bring in enlistees. Read More...
YouTube: Dobbs Concludes Corrupt U.S. Gov't Allows Drugs In -- Last
night Lou Dobbs agreed with the President of Mexico that drugs are
flowing into the United States because our government permits it.
President Calderon said U.S. corruption permitted drug imports. "If
there is traffic in the United States, it is because there is some
corruption in the United States," Calderon said. Dobbs agreed....
YouTube: Michael Savage: Expect a Staged Terrorist Attack Soon !!!!!!!!
Gunfire erupts at California religious retreat -- One person was
killed and three others were wounded during a shooting at a religious
retreat Tuesday at a remote campground in southern California. The
retreat was for a Korean group, Gutierrez said. Police thought the
shooter was one of the people injured, he added. Those wounded were in
Recent Shooters Had Legal Gun Permits -- Licensed to kill? Nearly
every gunman in recent mass shootings had weapons permits. Related
Gun Permits: What The Latest Mass Killings Have In Common
Mother With History of Mental Illness Kills Son, Herself At Gun Range
-- The incident took place at the Shoot Straight shooting range in
Casselberry, FL on Monday afternoon. Casselberry Police Lt. Dennis
Stewart said: "Nobody knows why. There was no argument or anything
Dead in Mass Shootings in the Last Month: What Has America Become?
-- A report by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning, America Monday asked the
following question: "What is going on with the gun rampages in America?"
threat from cyber attacks says US general -- Cyber attacks pose an
increasingly serious and costly threat to US government and commercial
networks, a US general warned on Tuesday.
spent defending Pentagon computers from attack -- The U.S. military
has spent at least $100 million defending its computer network from and
responding to cyberattacks, according to a top official responsible for
network security. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has highlighted the
need to increase personnel involved in cybersecurity. The money was
spent over the last six months responding to incidents that affected the
Pentagon's networks, according to Brig. Gen. John Davis of the U.S.
Strategic Command, which is responsible for military cybersecurity.
Water Supplies in a Pandemic -- Obviously, there are lots of
concerns about how people might contract ordinary flu and other
diseases. Let me discuss a transmission route that is LIKELY to occur in
the event of a pandemic: namely the public water supply systems. What
every person needs to know: how to protect yourself in a pandemic!
MO highway landing ends cross-Canadian-U.S. flight, security scare
-- A 31-year-old Turkish man reportedly stole a Cessna 172 single-engine
plane from a Canadian flight school on Monday. He spent about six hours
flying before landing on a rural highway and being taken into custody in
Bird flu vaccine may be scarce in pandemic -- States will get to
decide how to ration scarce vaccine if bird flu triggers a worldwide
epidemic, the nation's health secretary said Tuesday — a decision that
means where people live could determine their protection.
Hyperactivity drug 'could help solve Britain's obesity crisis' --
Drugs used to treat hyperactive children, such as Ritalin, could be used
to help solve Britain's obesity crisis as new research has shown one in
three severely obese adults who fail to lose weight have undiagnosed
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
print their own currency to keep cash flowing -- A small but growing
number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money.
Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, they are aiming to help consumers
make ends meet and support struggling local businesses. In Detroit,
three downtown businesses have created a local currency, or scrip, to
keep dollars earned locally in the community.
Marijuana Ingredient Retards Cancer Growth says Study -- A study by
Complutense University in Madrid has discovered that the active
ingredient in marijuana, THC, may retard cancer growth and reduce the
size of tumors.
Turmeric, Neem Declared "Hazardous" in Thailand After Chemical Companies
Try to Protect Pesticide Profits -- The government of Thailand has
classified 13 plants - traditionally used as herbal medicines and
natural pesticides - as "hazardous substances," causing outrage among
farmers and advocates of traditional medicine.
Plans for Mass Graves Confirmed: Government Surveying Cemetery Readiness
for Flu Outbreak -- The State of New York Division of Cemeteries has
sent out “Mass Fatality forms” to cemeteries in that state to collect
data about their ability to deal with the high volume of casualties that
would occur if their were a flu pandemic or other disaster. The form
letter that this office received was dated April 4, 2007, so clearly
preparation for such disasters has been ongoing for some time.
shuts down another internet provider in Dallas -- Apparently 3 IP s
have been shut down in the last month in Dallas.
Analyst warns eligibility could become flashpoint -- A security
analyst who provides intelligence information to a wide range of law
enforcement, private corporation and security interests has written in a
publicly released "white paper" that the issue of Barack Obama's
eligibility to be president could become a "flashpoint" in the United
Purdue, Rutgers to Lead $30 M U.S. Homeland Security Research Center
-- Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead an international
research and education group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department
of Homeland Security center to create methods and tools to analyze and
manage information for all mission areas of homeland security.
Printers Emit Toxic Micro Dust -- A new study from researchers at
the Queensland Institute of Technology has shed some light on exactly
what factors lead laser printers to emit toxic particles into the air,
making them the single most polluting piece of equipment in the typical
Private Roads, Public costs -- The facts about toll road
privatization & how to protect the public report (This is a pdf file)
The Real Monsanto -- The Global Food Security Act Bill # S.384 --
Read all about the Senate Bill #384.
Japan: 10 raccoons discovered with bird flu antibodies -- Ten wild
raccoons have been found with signs of previous H5N1 bird flu
infections, according to a joint study by Tokyo University and Yamaguchi
University. This is the first time mammals in this country have been
found with bird flu virus antibodies, which develop as a result of
infection. Before the discovery, only birds had been found with bird flu
Did the First Lady Break Protocol by touching the Queen? -- The
rules are set in stone, and so the eagerly watching British media
sputtered when the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama,
briefly put her hand on the back of Queen Elizabeth II as the two
chatted at a reception.
President Obama Landed in Baghdad for Surprise Visit to Troops --
President Obama made a surprise detour on his way home for his European
trip, stopping in Baghdad today to consult with Iraqi officials. During
the president's stopover he will also meet with U.S. troops at Camp
Victory, the sprawling American camping that is a short car drive from
Today in History April 7, 2009
1712 - A slave revolt broke out in New York City.
1798 - The territory of Mississippi was organized.
1864 - The first camel race in America was held in Sacramento,
1922 - U.S. Secretary of Interior leased Teapot Dome naval oil reserves
1927 - The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington,
DC, to New York City. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary
1933 - Prohibition ended in the United States.
1948 - The United Nations' World Health Organization began operations. .
1953 - IBM unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine. It
was IBM's first commercially available scientific computer.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from
Vietnam by December.
1980 - The U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Iran and imposed
economic sanctions in response to the taking of hostages on November 4,
1988 - In Fort Smith, AR, 13 white supremacists were acquitted on
charges for plotting to overthrow the U.S. federal government.
1989 - A Soviet submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank in the Norwegian
1990 - In the U.S., John Poindexter was found guilty of five counts at
his Iran-Contra trial. The convictions were later reversed on appeal.
A confidential report by the International Committee of the Red Cross
says that US personnel, including medical officers, engaged in torture.
ready for the anti-Tea Party sabotage and smear campaign -- Only
nine days away from the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protest.
Once-in-a-Century Heat wave Kills 374 in Australia -- The figures
showed the elderly were particularly vulnerable as temperatures soared
as high as 45.1 degrees Celsius (113.2 Fahrenheit), resulting in power
blackouts and a spike in emergency hospital admissions.
YouTube: Dick Morris Reports - 4.3.09 Related Article:
Bill Introduced In Congress -- A bipartisan group of agitating
members of Congress introduced legislation Thursday to allow farmers to
grow industrial hemp.
Financially Happy States -- Nebraska Tops the List, While Oregon's
High Unemployment Brings Up the Rear.
US Mint Reports
Highest Monthly Silver Bullion Sales Since 1986 -- The US Mint
recorded the highest monthly silver bullion sales since December 1986,
which was the second month the silver bullion coins were offered.
FBI Raids Dallas, Texas ISP Center -- U.S. Federal Bureau of
Investigation agents have raided a Dallas ISP, knocking the company and
almost 50 of its clients offline.
Poland: Bird flu vaccine tested on 200 people without their knowledge
-- Nine health workers went on trial in northern Poland Monday accused
of having tested a vaccine against bird flu on nearly 200 patients
without their knowledge, court officials said.
War Veterans lives at stake -- Call to action - PLEASE HELP NOW!!
Start calling the White House (202-456-1414) to leave a message for
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel urging him to include $25 million in the DoD
2010 budget for the Gulf War Illness treatments research program of the
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
Should Obama Control the Internet? -- A new bill would give the
President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private
data. The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (PDF) gives the president the
ability to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" and shut down or limit
Internet traffic in any "critical" information network "in the interest
of national security." The bill does not define a critical information
network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition would be left to
AP cuts newspaper rates, moves to protect web news -- The Associated
Press unveiled rate cuts on Monday to help member newspapers reeling
from declining advertising revenue and said it would sue websites that
use its members' articles without permission.
earthquake: 40 dead and 50,000 homeless -- Several towns in central
Italy have been shaken by a strong earthquake that has killed at least
40 people, including five children, and left up to 50,000 people
Italy muzzled scientist who foresaw quake -- An Italian scientist
predicted a major earthquake around L'Aquila weeks before disaster
struck the city on Monday, killing dozens of people, but was reported to
authorities for spreading panic among the population.
for People? -- Now Alzheimer's Patients to be Tracked, Too.
pandemic training in Akron Ohio April 29 -- FEMA looking for 200
volunteers to participate.
Homelessness up as families on the edge lose hold -- Cities and
counties are reporting a sharp increase in homeless families as the
economic crisis leads to job loss and makes housing unaffordable.
White paper discussion on Obama's eligibility -- This report states:
“if Mr Obama fights unsealing his documentation…there will be civil
unrest unleashed on the streets”
Scans Raise Cancer Risk -- A new study just published in the April
issue of the medical journal Radiology has a sobering conclusion for
anyone who thinks "non-invasive" CT scans are simply pain-free, high
tech medical marvels with no downside. The research shows that people
who undergo numerous computed tomography (CT) scans over their lifetime
may be at a significantly increased risk of cancer.
Iraqi babies for sale -- People trafficking crisis grows as gangs
exploit poor families and corrupt system• At least 150 children a year
sold for £200 to £4,000.
Tea prices are surging -- Your cup of tea may be about to get more
Deadly to Cats, Veterinarians Warn -- Lilies, a floral reminder that
winter has passed, frequently appear in homes during spring holidays as
potted plants or cut flowers. But for cats, many lilies can be as lethal
as they are lovely.
DARPA wants 'clandestine' 3D building-interior mapping kit --
Pentagon bizarro-tech chiefs have issued a requirement for mysterious
sensor systems which would be able to peer through concrete walls to
produce a complete internal picture of a building. US Forces would use
such kit for "overseas urban building interior awareness".
VIDEO: Governments -- The American form of government. GOOD VIDEO!!
The Financial War Against Iceland -- Being defeated by debt is as
deadly as outright military warfare.
Today in History April 6, 2009
1789 - The first U.S. Congress began regular sessions at the Federal
Hall in New York City.
1830 - Joseph Smith and five others organized the Mormon Church in
1830 - Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when
Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from
1875 - Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the multiple
telegraph, which sent two signals at the same time.
1896 - The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
1909 - Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to be the first
men to reach the North Pole.
1916 - Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world
when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a
year. He was 26
1917 - The U.S. Congress approved a declaration of war on Germany and
entered World War I on the Allied side. ."
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground
troops in combat operations in Vietnam.
1988 - Mathew Henson was awarded honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Henson had discovered the North Pole with Robert Peary.
1998 - Citicorp and Travelers Group announced that they would be
merging. The new creation was the largest financial-services
conglomerate in the world. The
name would become Citigroup.
1998 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for
the first time.
Kucinich on Fox 04/04/09 -- More big bonuses given....this time
YouTube: Peter Schiff: China Rising 4/2/09 - CBS Evening News
FedEx Cuts 1,000 Jobs in $1 Billion Savings Plan -- FedEx Corp. will
cut 1,000 jobs under a plan to save $1 billion in costs, Bloomberg
Mass protest in Rome over financial crisis -- Several hundred
thousand workers, pensioners, immigrants and students filled a Rome park
on Saturday in protest at the Italian government's handling of the
Napolitano interviews Ron Paul Suppoter Detained by TSA for carrying
Obama Maintains Control Over Banks By Refusing to Accept Repayment of
TARP Money -- It is not for nothing that rage has been turned on
those wicked financiers. The banks are at the core of the
administration's thrust: By managing the money, government can steer the
whole economy even more firmly down the left fork in the road.
Corn is Making the U.S. Unhealthy -- Rates of chronic diseases like
cancer and Type 2 diabetes are much higher today than they were in 1900.
Type 2 diabetes is a $100 billion a year consequence of, among other
things, obesity related to a corn-based diet. Four of the top 10 causes
of American deaths -- coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and
cancer – have well-established links to diet as well.
China milk scandal sends two to death row -- A Chinese court finds
two men guilty of endangering public safety by selling and producing
tainted milk products, sentencing them to death.
YouTube: RON PAUL - Audit the Federal Reserve!!! - HR 1207 --
Encourage your representative to support HR 1207 - the Federal Reserve
Transparency Act. The Fed is a private institution and is therefore not
subject to normal Governmental Freedom of Information requests, as
Bloomberg recently found out.
875: If Approved Pet Owners Could be Left Completely Defenseless --
No Protection for Pet Food H.R. 875 Food Safety Modernization Act. If
this bill is approved, pet food can easily and legally get far worse
than it is today.
Should Obama control the internet -- A new bill would give the
President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private
killed as powerful earthquake rocks Italy -- A powerful earthquake
struck a huge swathe of central Italy as residents slept on Monday
morning, killing at least 27 people when houses, churches and other
buildings collapsed, officials and news report said.
Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
Catastrophe -- Read the Abstract, Introduction and Conclusions of
this important and carefully researched article.
Alarming Explosion of Mild H5N1 Toddler Cases in Egypt -- The second
H5N1 confirmed toddler in Beheira this week raises concerns that these
cases represent an ongoing H5N1 epidemic in Egypt.
Perchlorate Chemicals Found in 100% of Tested Infant Formula Products
-- The CDC has conducted a study of infant formula products sold in the
United States and shockingly found they were all contaminated with
rocket fuel chemicals!
Bottled water found contaminated with disinfectants, medications &
fertilizers -- Bottled water across the country contains a wide
variety of toxic substances, according to laboratory tests conducted by
the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
African GMO crop failure highlights dangers of food supply domination
-- Worry is building over the effects of the Food Safety and
Modernization Act of 2009, otherwise known as HR 875. This is the bill
currently working its way through Congress that would effectively hand
over control of America's food supply to such a nefarious giant as
Monsanto and its lesser counterparts such as Tyson and Cargill.
Threat to shut Boston Globe shows no paper is safe -- When it bought
the Boston Globe for a record $1.1 billion in 1993, the New York Times
Co. added one of the nation's most acclaimed and profitable newspapers
to its empire. But analysts say the 137-year-old Globe has been a
money-loser in recent years, and the Times, now $1.1 billion in debt, is
threatening to shut down Boston's pre-eminent paper unless it gets $20
million in union concessions.
On The Citizens Of Oakland -- "Defense lawyers for BART police
officers involved in the Jan. 1 shooting death of an unarmed patron deny
their clients had any intent to kill, according to court papers filed
3 officers killed in Pittsburgh shooting -- Pittsburgh police say a
man wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on officers during a domestic
disturbance call, killing three of them. Friends say the gunman recently
had been upset about losing his job and that he feared the Obama
administration was poised to ban guns.
Police: Dad killed kids because wife was leaving -- A man who
fatally shot his five children and killed himself had just discovered
his wife was leaving him for another man, authorities said Sunday.
Binghamton, Ny - 14 killed -- For the third time this week innocent
people have died at the hands of gunmen. The latest incident happened in
Binghamton, NY where a gunman - later identified as Jiverly Voong, 42,
also known as Linh Phat Voong - killed 13 people and seriously injured 4
others before turning his gun on himself. 37 people who were also in the
building at the time of the shootings were evacuated safely afterward.
Free energy device seized from inventor
Today in History April 3, 2009
1776 - Harvard College conferred the first honorary Doctor of Laws
degree to George Washington.
1829 - James Carrington patented the coffee mill.
1860 - The Pony Express connected St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento, CA. The
Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.
1862 - Slavery was abolished in Washington, DC.
1910 - Alaska's Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America was
1933 - First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that
beer would be served at the White House. This followed the March 22
legislation that legalized "3.2" beer.
1948 - Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to revive war-torn Europe.
It was $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech just 24
hours before he was assassinated.
1993 - The Norman Rockwell Museum opened in Stockbridge, MA.
1996 - An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard. .
1998 - The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9,000 for the
2000 - The Nasdaq set a one-day record when it lost 349.15 points to
close at 4,233.68.
YouTube: Beck: I was wrong - We're headed toward fascism, not socialism
(also speaks about the mercury dime)
YouTube: Gerald Celente expect World Riots Ghost Malls and a Revolution
in This Country
grand jury indicts Rod Blagojevich -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich
was indicted Thursday on charges of trying to auction off President
Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat along with new corruption
allegations that he tried to extort a congressman.
The World's First Purpose-Built Law Enforcement Vehicle is on the Way
-- “We decided to find out exactly what law enforcement wanted in a
vehicle,” said Alan Bratt, the executive vice president and chief
production officer for Carbon Motors, a homeland security startup in
Atlanta, Georgia, and the developer of the world's first purpose-built
law enforcement vehicle, the Carbon E7. Note: integrated external and
internal surveillance capabilities; radar; LoJack; an automatic license
plate recognition system; radiation and biological threat detectors; and
360-degree, built-in LED emergency lighting.
G-20 Makes Six Pledges Toward New World Order -- In a press
conference after the plenary session the British PM Gordon Brown read
the communique of the G-20 leaders where the heads of the states have
agreed to make six pledges to improve the world economy and emerge a
"new world order."
Curcumin: An Ancient Gift For Modern Health by Mike Tawse -- "I have
been writing about Curcumin98, since February 2006. The astonishing
effect it has had upon my eyesight continues to be among the most joyous
gifts of My Serrapeptase Adventure, and my continuing journey towards
good, and improving, health."
teargas hundreds of anti-NATO protestors -- Police clashed with
hundreds of protestors on the eve of a NATO summit in Strasbourg
Thursday, firing tear gas at the crowd to stop them entering the city
centre, an AFP correspondent said.
Obama admits: Attack on US soil likely -- President Barack Obama
admits that al-Qaeda network is planning fresh raids on the United
States from the militants' safe havens in Pakistan.
Soft Panic of 2009 Has Just Begun -- Good article about Commercial
Real Estate (CRE), commenting on how that market is going to be affected
by this economy. (Thanks Jimm)!!
One in ten Americans getting food stamps -- A record 32.2 million
people -- one in every 10 Americans -- received food stamps at the
latest count, the government said on Thursday, a reflection of the
recession now in its 16th month.
U.S. private sector axes 742,000 jobs in March -- Job losses in the
U.S. private sector accelerated in March, more than economists'
expectations, according to a report by ADP Employer Services on
German family claim asylum in US over home schooling -- A German
family is to seek political asylum in the US claiming they have been
persecuted in their homeland for wanting to teach their children at home
in accordance with their evangelical Christian beliefs.
The vanishing shopping mall -- Enclosed shopping centers, long the
cathedrals of American consumerism, are closing their doors by the
hundreds as the recession continues to clobber retail sales. Is
America’s love affair with the mall over?
A hot solution to bean sprout safety -- Bacterial infection of mung
bean seeds can cause outbreaks of food poisoning when the sprouts are
eaten. Now research by a microbiologist from Nottingham University, UK
has shown ways of disinfecting the bean seeds using natural methods and
which do not prevent the beans from sprouting. Read More...
Where taxes are headed -- Obama and lawmakers aim to raise revenue
and simplify the system. How much they'll get done is far from clear.
But they're planting seeds.
Frustrated flyers -- There was a time when airline travel was a
special treat, the kind of occasion that inspired passengers to
dress up. Now, the awe people once felt about flying through the clouds
is tempered by additional fees, cramped seats and horrifying tales of
Suspicious Envelope Sent To Shea-Porter's Office -- Police Determine
Substance Inside Envelope Was Green Tea!
Huge Danish police deployment set for climate summit -- More than
half of Denmark's police force will be deployed to ensure security at a
major international climate conference in Copenhagen in December, police
Detroit retiree, 69, supplements his income by living off the land
-- Where one man sees a vacant lot, Beasley sees a buffet. "Starvation
is cheap," he says as he prepares an afternoon lunch of barbecue coon
and red pop at his west side home.
Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From
U.S. -- While 90 percent of the guns traced to the U.S. actually
originated in the United States, the percent traced to the U.S. is only
about 17 percent of the total number of guns reaching Mexico.
Mobile phone calls on planes make slow take off in Europe -- A year
after they were authorized, the use of mobile phones aboard planes
remains very limited in Europe, with only 27 planes equipped to allow
them, the European Commission said Thursday.
China says no cover-up in disease outbreak -- China's health
minister Wednesday brushed off reports that officials had tried to cover
up an outbreak of a highly contagious illness, but admitted problems
exist in systems for reporting health threats.
Profiting from the Slaughter of Innocents in Iraq -- The Coalition
to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), a Canadian anti-war network based in
Ottawa, has published a detailed report exposing Canadian corporate
complicity in the Iraq War. This COAT report highlights Canadian war
industry exports for 39 different varieties of war planes deployed in
the invasion and occupation of Iraq since March 2003.
Today in History April 2, 2009
1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. The next day
he went ashore.
1792 - The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act to regulate the coins of
the United States. The act authorized $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50
gold coins & silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime to be
1865 - Confederate President Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the
Confederate capital of Richmond, VA.
1889 - Charles Hall patented aluminum.
1902 - The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles with the
name Electric Theatre.
1914 - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced plans to divide the
country into 12 districts.
1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson presented a declaration of war
against Germany to the U.S. Congress.
1951 - U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower assumed command of all allied
forces in the Western Mediterranean area and Europe.
1963 - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King began the first non-violent
campaign in Birmingham, AL.
1987 - The speed limit on U.S. interstate highways was increased to 65
miles per hour in limited areas.
1989 - An editorial in the "New York Times" declared that the Cold War
Massive Tobacco Tax Slams Middle Class -- One of President Barack
Obama's campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.
The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama's
promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under
$250,000 or individuals under $200,000.
of fresh G20 violence after police are pelted with bottles as they try
to save dying protester -- Police were braced for another day of
violence in London today after officers were pelted with bottles as they
tried to save a protester dying on the street.
G20 protesters storm RBS branch but Obama steals show --
Anti-capitalist protesters tried their best to upstage world leaders
gathering for the G20 summit today, but could not stop Barack Obama
stealing the show on his international debut.
president given George Orwell's 1984 by the Queen -- At Buckingham
Palace, Felipe Calderon was presented with a first edition of George
Orwell's nightmarish book, which tells of a totalitarian regime and
coined the concept Big Brother.
chemical industry shudders at organic White House garden -- Here's
an interesting twist in what appeared to be a piece of all-around good
news: when officials at the Mid America Croplife Association discovered
that the new White House kitchen garden was to be managed organically,
they sent a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama asking her to consider
managing the garden "conventionally."
adds mayonnaise to recall -- First Private Selection shelled
pistachios recalled now Kroger is recalling Kroger Lite Mayo in 32-ounce
plastic jars with a sell-by date of Sept. 25, 2009, and a UPC code of
11110 66090. That product also could be contaminated with salmonella,
the company said in a news release.
epidemic in Pacific atoll group raises concerns -- A small group of
New Zealand health officials are on their way to Tokelau to help the
tiny island nation cope with its worst health crisis in 30 years. About
10 per cent of the 1,500 people living there are reporting flu-like
It's official: there is no state left in the United States that is not
in a recession -- One would have to look back as far as 1982 to find
a similarly grim and widespread set of economic conditions. Even then,
seven states escaped the downturn. Take a look at a graphic
representation of the state of the States, courtesy of Marketwatch.
News/Washington Post Poll: 63 Percent Cutting Back on Spending --
Sixteen months into the worst recession in at least a generation, six in
10 Americans are under economic stress, a third call it serious stress
-- and cutbacks are raging, from restaurant meals to charitable giving,
family vacations to spending on the kids.
Flint Michigan government considers abandoning parts of city, cutting
off police & fire service -- Property abandonment is getting so bad
in Flint that some in government are talking about an extreme measure
that was once unthinkable -- shutting down portions of the city,
officially abandoning them and cutting off police and fire service.
High Levels of Lead Found in Cameron, Missouri -- After a series of
brain tumors in Cameron Missouri, several tests were done on the soil.
The tests have confirmed that there are levels of potential concern.
Hooray for Heirloom Tomatoes!
Small earthquake hits near Lake Tahoe; second in three days
Guns, Gold, Secession -- "The Feds are engaged in a sweeping series
of measures to take complete control of the financial system (which is
forever destroyed) and selected business entities; ratchet up plans for
perpetual war; socialize health care; further implant federalized
education and criminalize homeschooling; grab guns and ammo; remove
children from the homes of dissenters; commence race wars and class
wars; force young adults into mandatory state service camps; send
protesters to FEMA camps; and on and on and on."
War Pigs: Cost of a Global Empire -- "You know civilization is in
danger when I find more wisdom in the words of Ozzy Osbourne than in the
words of any elected U.S. official."
When Empires Fall -- No one rings a bell when an empire falls. No
one sends out an alert when an empire decays. Most of the people who
live in such nations continue to live their normal lives. They think
that life will go on as before. Two thousand years ago, Romans numbed
their minds by watching circuses and gladiators. Today, Americans numb
their minds by watching sports, "Dancing With The Stars," and "American
Idol." Only the external appearances differ. The fundamentals are the
same. Is America asleep? I fear it to be so.
Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails massively in South Africa -- South
African farmers suffered millions of dollars in lost income when 82,000
hectares of genetically-manipulated corn (maize) failed to produce
hardly any seeds. The plants look lush and healthy from the outside.
Monsanto has offered compensation.
NYPD seeks to expand surveillance cameras, license plate readers --
If New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has his way, surveillance
cameras will blanket the entire midtown area of New York City.
JAMA's Hush-Up -- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
- Muzzling whistleblowers might help JAMA control its image -- but it's
a disservice to the public. Read More for details...
Psychiatric Hospital Operates Like Prison, with Sex Abuse and Violent
Assaults -- federal Justice Department investigation has concluded
that the psychiatric ward of Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC)
has been a place where patients are regularly abused by staff and other
patients, and where treatment needs are ignored in favor of restraint
U.S. Weighs Putting 70,000 Troops In Afghanistan -- President Barack
Obama is weighing whether to deploy 10,000 more troops to Afghanistan
but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are questioning an increased
commitment and seeking specific measures of progress against the
deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan
Today in History April 1, 2009
1621 - The Plymouth, MA, colonists created the first treaty with Native
1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the "$"
1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in
New York City. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the
1826 - Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.
1863 - The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the U.S. .
1889 - The first dishwashing machine was marketed (in Chicago).
1927 - The first automatic record changer was introduced by His Master's
1934 - Bonnie & Clyde killed 2 police officers.
1935 - The first radio tube to be made of metal was announced.
1938 - The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were
1971 - The United Kingdom lifted all restrictions on gold ownership.
1973 - Japan allowed its citizens to own gold.
1982 - The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
giving free care to jobless and uninsured -- Drugstore operator
Walgreens will offer free clinic visits to the unemployed and uninsured
for the rest of the year, providing tests and routine treatment for
minor ailments through its walk-in clinics — though patients will still
pay for prescriptions.
92,000 Acres Sold in Adirondacks, With Protection Pledge -- The
Nature Conservancy has sold 92,000 acres of forest in the Adirondacks to
a Danish pension fund as part of a long-term strategy to protect the
land from development. The pension fund, ATP, paid $32.8 million for the
US soldier gets 35 years in deaths of 4 Iraqis -- A U.S. soldier
convicted of murder in the execution-style slayings of four blindfolded
Iraqis apologized for shooting one of them in the back of the head, but
said he acted out of concern for his fellow troops.
Weapon Cost Overruns: From Bad to Worse -- A report by the
Government Accountability Office last year stirred up a scandal of sorts
as it meticulously documented that the Pentagon’s 95 largest weapon
systems were nearly $300 billion over budget.
US moves warships into position for North Korean missile -- The US
and Japan yesterday deployed anti-missile batteries on land and sea to
shoot down possible debris from an intercontinental ballistic missile
North Korea is expected to test in the next few days.
Manufacturing Probably Shrank as U.S. Slump Hit 70-Year Record --
The recession that began in December 2007 will probably continue until
at least late this year, according to Federal Reserve projections. With
sales tumbling at manufacturers from General Motors Corp. to
Ingersoll-Rand Co. to steelmaker Nucor Corp., an industrial rebound is
also unlikely for months, analysts said.
Federal Pension Insurer Shifted to Stocks Last Year -- Just months
before the start of last year’s stock market collapse, the federal
agency that insures the retirement funds of 44 million Americans
departed from its conservative investment strategy and decided to put
much of its $64 billion insurance fund into stocks.
Legislature Votes to Ban Red Light Cameras -- The Montana state
Senate yesterday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would ban
the installation of red light cameras. The Senate voted 37-13 in support
of the bill which must face one more vote before the modified
legislation heads back to the state House for its consent.
Republicans Disinvite Palin From Major Fundraiser, Trash Her In Private
-- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is out, and former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich is in as keynote speaker at a Republican dinner this spring.
Palin, the party's 2008 nominee for vice president, had been slated to
address the annual Senate-House Dinner in Washington on June 8. The
dinner, sponsored by the House and Senate Republican campaign
committees, is one of the GOP's biggest fundraisers.
Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America -- Learn how to
protect yourself from a nuclear or EMP attack – they ARE survivable!
Critics oppose Border Patrol herbicide plan -- Critics are
protesting a Border Patrol plan to poison vegetation along a 1.1-mile
stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank to eliminate dense foliage used as
hiding places by illegal immigrants and smugglers. Some opponents of the
action compare it to the Vietnam War-era Agent Orange chemical spraying
Gardening a Whirl -- More people than ever are trying their hand at
residents only' at Tent City -- Tent City residents gather as the
city of Ontario starts the process of sorting out who may stay and who
must leave. The city issued wristbands – blue for Ontario residents, who
may stay, orange for people who need to provide more documentation, and
white for those who must leave.
of G20 summit, council told to switch off illegal £15m CCTV network
-- The security operation at this week's G20 summit was thrown into
chaos last night when it emerged that the entire network of central
London's wireless CCTV cameras will have to be turned off because of a
Vitamin A and Arsenic Effectively Treat Leukemia, Also Vitamin C --
Doctors appear to have safely and successfully treated patients with
cancer of the blood and bone marrow with a combination of arsenic and
vitamin A, according to long-term study in China. In an article
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the
doctors said they prescribed the regimen to 85 patients and monitored
them for an average of 70 months.
Interview with Dr Sherry Tenpenny on vaccines -- Dr. Sherry Tenpenny
speaks out against the dangers of vaccines in an exclusive audio
Introduced to Curtail Patriot Act Abuse -- New Legislation Will Rein
in Overbroad National Security Letter Power.
FDA Official Says Production Error Probably Contaminated Pistachios
-- A basic error on the production lines of a California processing
plant is thought to have contaminated its pistachios with salmonella, a
top federal food safety official said yesterday.
Federal Plan to Aid Small Businesses Is Flawed, Lenders Say -- The
conditions attached to the program, which require these financial firms
to surrender ownership stakes to the government and limit executive pay,
are so off-putting that these companies say they will not participate.
CFR Unveils Global Governance Agenda -- The Council on Foreign
Relations, often described as the "real state department", has launched
an initiative to promote and implement a system of effective world
governance. The program is titled "The International Institutions and
Global Governance Program."
Top Constitutional Scholar: Secret Bush Memos Reveal Plan For "Massive
Military Takeover Of US" -- A top constitutional scholar has said
that recently released Justice Department memos prove that nefarious
elements within the Bush Administration were planning a massive military
takeover of the country and that the documents should be used to bring
charges of treason.
Out, Monsanto! No GMOs in National Wildlife Refuge, Says Federal Judge
-- In what could be a huge blow to Monsanto and a boon for small farms,
a federal judge issued a ruling in Missouri stating that the US Fish and
Wildlife shouldn't have allowed genetically modified crops on a national
Irradiated Foods Cause Severe Neurological Damage -- In a study just
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) report
on cats developing severe neurological symptoms due to a degradation of
myelin, the fatty insulator of nerve fibers called axons. Read More...
Free speech shakedown -- "On Jan. 11, 2008, I was summoned to a
90-minute government interrogation. My crime? As the publisher of
Western Standard magazine, I had reprinted Danish cartoons depicting the
Muslim prophet Muhammad to illustrate a news story."
A NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY By Paul Proctor -- "It was reported recently
that two of the world’s superpowers, Russia and China, have called for a
new global currency. I believe they’re doing this because they know that
the U.S. is printing huge amounts of dollars right now to pay on its own
massive debts – debts that other countries, like China, have been
financing for years by purchasing U.S. Treasury Bonds."
that airport scanner pictures could be posted on Internet etc. --
There are new fears that images of what's underneath the clothing of
airline passengers could be circulated on the Internet.
Stupid news? - Mannequin Sparks Bomb Scare In Kenmore Square --
Kenmore Square is back open to traffic on Tuesday after a mannequin
found locked to the front door of a Bank of America sparked a bomb
Indigenous chickens stop bird flu? -- The Good news is that cross
breeding with indigenous chickens could help stop the threat of bird flu
in certain regions. Now read the bad news...