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Today In History - Friday - April 29, 2011
1813 - Rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.
1852 - The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published.
1856 - A peace treaty was signed between England and Russia.
1861 - The Maryland House of Delegates voted against seceding from Union.
1862 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1879 - In Cleveland, OH, electric arc lights were used for the first time.
1913 - Gideon Sundback patented an all-purpose zipper.
1918 - Germany's Western Front offensive ended in World War I.
1924 - An open revolt broke out in Santa Clara, Cuba.
1927 - Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis was completed for Lindbergh.
1945 - The German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
1945 - In a bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were married. Hitler designated Admiral Karl Doenitz his successor.
1945 - The Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated.
1946 - Twenty-eight former Japanese leaders were indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
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 Watergate scandal.
1975 - The U.S. embassy in Vietnam was evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fought their way into Saigon.
1984 - In California, the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor went online after a long delay due to protests.
1988 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev promised more religious freedom.
1990 - The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.
1992 - Exxon executive Sidney Reso was kidnapped outside his Morris Township, NJ, home by Arthur Seale. Seale was a former Exxon security official. Reso died while in captivity.
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 days.
1997 - Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson, a drill instructor at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, was convicted of raping six female trainees. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison
and was dishonorably discharged.
1997 - Astronaut Jerry Linenger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian space walk.
1998 - The U.S., Canada and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion in NAFTA trade.
1998 - Brazil announced a plan to protect a large area of Amazon forest. The area was about the size of Colorado.
2003 - Mr. T (Laurence Tureaud) filed a lawsuit against Best Buy Co. Inc., that claimed the store did not have permission to use his likeness in a print ad.
2009 - NATO expelled two Russian diplomats from NATO headquarters in Brussels over a spy scandal in Estonia. Russia's Foreign Ministry criticized the expulsions.

Exxon Mobil profit nears $11 billion, beats target
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Thursday its first-quarter profit rose to $10.65 billion, or $2.14 a share, from $6.3 billion, or $1.33 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $114 billion, from $90.3 billion.

U.S. says Gaddafi troops raping, issued Viagra: envoys
The U.S. envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council on Thursday that troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were increasingly engaging in sexual violence and some had been issued the impotency drug Viagra, diplomats said.

US and EU Discussing "Great Firewall Of Europe" To Censor Internet
Member nations of the European Union are in secret talks, which include the United States, to implement a “Great Firewall Of Europe” which will block and censor online content to all nations in Europe. The proposal is very similar to the China firewall which blocks access to blogs, social networking sites and all foreign news websites that publish anything that contradicts official state sponsored propaganda.

WHO H1N1 Pandemic Alert Raises Vaccine Concerns
The above ProMED comments on the WHO H1N1 pandemic alert are curious. The alert is based on the rapid spread of the Chihuahua sub-clade leaqding to multiple outbreaks in North and South America which “have generated a significant demand on health services”.
*** Related Article: WHO Issues H1N1 Pandemic Alert

Dollar Loses More Ground
The beleaguered dollar extended its broad decline after U.S. economic data pointed to a dismal employment picture and slowing growth, bearing out the Federal Reserve's reluctance to tighten monetary policy anytime soon.

Gold At Record As Dollar Falls On Fed Talk
Gold prices hit record highs on Thursday and U.S. silver futures jumped, buoyed by the dollar that languished around a 3-year low as the United States was seen retaining its accommodative monetary policy.

And So the Billionaires Turn On Each Other
And so the cannibalism at the very top begins. According to a statement just released by Barry Wm. Levine, attorney of David Sokol (who was slated to be the next head of Berkshire... until Berkshire decided to sue him that is), none other than the Octogenarian (soon possibly the Outcast) of Omaha was in fact lying, and arguably committing 10(b) -5 fraud by not disclosing the full details of his and Sokol's involvement in the situation in the Lubrizol proxy.

Violent Tornado Devastate The South; At Least 247 Dead
Large, powerful and long-tracking tornadoes ravaged the South on Wednesday, leaving many communities devastated and many lives lost.

Storms Knock Out TVA Nuclear Units, Power Lines
Nuclear reactors shut after losing outside power (Updates power status at nuclear plant)

King Crabs Invade Antarctica
It's like a scene out of a sci-fi movie -- thousands, possibly millions, of king crabs are marching through icy, deep-sea waters and up the Antarctic slope.

New Obama Birth Certificate Is A Forgery
Our investigation of the purported Obama birth certificate released by Hawaiian authorities today reveals the document is a shoddily contrived hoax. computer specialists dismissed the document as a fraud soon after examining it.

Central US Plans Earthquake Drill
At 10:15 a.m. CDT, they are supposed to drop to their knees, cover their heads and necks and hold on to a sturdy object for two minutes to practice the appropriate reaction to a quake.

The Coming Commodity Price Nightmare
The commodity price boom we've all been bellyaching about for the past six months started not in August, when the Fed chief first started talking about quantitative easing, but a full eight years earlier – when Bernanke was but a Fed governor and the housing bubble was a mere gleam in Alan Greenspan's eye.

Here Is The Problem With Obama's Birth Certificate
The Obama Birth certificate has a slight problem, though MSM will never say so. In fact they will now say "Let's put this to rest, he has proven he was born in Hawaii".

Economic Growth Slows, Inflation Surges
Economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consumer spending and sent inflation rising at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years.

More People Applied For Unemployment Benefits
More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign of the slow and uneven jobs recovery.

US Election 2010: The Fed Will Make Sure Obama Wins 2012
As we approach next year's presidential elections, the chances of President Barack Obama being ousted by a rival from either side of the political divide are low, according to Thanos Papasavvas, the head of currency management at Investec Asset Management.

Iran's President And Supreme Leader In Rift Over Minster's Reinstatement
A rift is emerging between Iran's president and its supreme leader, prompting several members of the parliament to call for the impeachment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has not been seen in public for days.

GE sees best profit outlook in a decade
General Electric Co sees its best earnings growth prospects in a decade as the global economic recovery drives demand for the heavy energy and aviation equipment it makes, top executives said.

Gas Prices And Industry Earnings: A Few Things To Think About The Next Time You Fill Up
Here’s a simple fact of economics that’s getting everyone in Washington pretty excited this week: When prices increase for a commodity like oil, companies that produce and sell that commodity earn more money.

Australia To Be Port Of Call For Chinese Navy
CHINESE warships could be heading to Australian ports this year after the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, took "a few small steps" towards military transparency and co-operation with President Hu Jintao.

Oklahoma Senate OK's Bill Targeting Illegal Aliens
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would create criminal penalties for undocumented immigrants who work in Oklahoma and those who smuggle them into the state.

Relentless Dollar Pummeling Continues
At the current rate of collapse, in a few more days the dollar will take out all time lows.

CDC Vaccine Scientist Who Downplayed Links To Autism Indicted By DOJ In Alleged Fraud Scheme
CDC researcher Poul Thorsen, who famously headed up the "Denmark Study" that many claim disproved any link between autism and vaccines, has been indicted in Atlanta by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and defrauding research institutions of grant money.

Dieters Easily Misled By Food Labels
A recent study examining the names and descriptions of foods reinforces the growing body of evidence that health claims can cause confusion among consumers.

Medically Ignorant School Officials Traumatize Young Boy
A young "special needs" boy from Queens, NY, recently bore the wrath of public school officials when he began acting up over a mismatched color on an Easter egg he was painting during class. Young Joseph Anderson asked for his mother, Jessica, after becoming visibly upset, and school officials proceeded to call her.

Healthy Lifestyles Are A Solution To Rising Health Care Costs
Health care is expensive. Costs continue to mount despite recent efforts at health care "reform."

Common Blood Pressure Drug Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer Recurrence
The human body doesn't exist in separate, unconnected parts.

Panic Selling Of The US Dollar Now Underway As Debt System Implodes
To most Americans it's unthinkable that the U.S. dollar could someday be relegated to second-class status as a currency, but what they may not realize is that the transition is already underway.

Plum Island - Kansas Gets Money To Start Construction
In any event, I can understand the worry of the farming community in the surrounding area as once Foot and Mouth Disease gets loose from the facility, the entire US livestock industry will be at risk.

Today In History - Thursday - April 28, 2011
1788 - Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. constitution.
1789 - A mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift.
1818 - U.S. President James Monroe proclaimed naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1902 - A revolution broke out in the Dominican Republic.
1910 - First night air flight was performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
1914 - W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.
1916 - The British declared martial law throughout Ireland.
1919 - The League of Nations was founded.
1930 - The first organized night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas.
1932 - The yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced.
1937 - The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York City. It was created by Douglas Leight.
1945 - Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were executed by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee the country.
1952 - The U.S. occupation of Japan officially ended when a treaty with the U.S. and 47 other countries went into effect.
1953 - French troops evacuated northern Laos.
1959 - Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last time in the final broadcast of "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" on CBS-TV.
1965 - The U.S. Army and Marines invaded the Dominican Republic to evacuate Americans.
1967 - Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of boxing title. He sited religious grounds for his refusal.
1969 - Charles de Gaulle resigned as president of France.
1974 - The last Americans were evacuated from Saigon.
1977 - Christopher Boyce was convicted of selling U.S. secrets.
1988 - In Maui, HI, one flight attendant was killed when the fuselage of a Boeing 737 ripped open in mid-flight.
1989 - Mobil announced that they were divesting from South Africa because congressional restrictions were too costly.
1992 - The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart.
1994 - Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had given U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pled 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 business partners.
1997 - A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons took effect. Russia and other countries such as Iraq and North Korea did not sign.
1999 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected (on a tie vote of 213-213) a measure expressing support for NATO's five-week-old air campaign in Yugoslavia. The House also voted to limit the president's authority to use ground forces in Yugoslavia.
2000 - Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2001 - A Russian rocket launched from Central Asia with the first space tourist aboard. The crew consisted of California businessman Dennis Tito and two cosmonauts. The destination was the international space station.

Rev. David Wilkerson Killed in TX Car Crash
Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the well-known book The Cross and the Switchblade, was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision in Texas. He was 79.

Federal Reserve: Bernanke: Fed Sees Slower Growth, Uptick In Inflation
In his first regular news conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was continuing its stimulus policy because it was projecting slower growth in the economy with only a modest uptick in inflation.

Storms knock out 3 TVA nuclear units, power lines
Severe storms and tornadoes moving through the U.S. Southeast dealt a severe blow to the Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday, causing three nuclear reactors in Alabama to shut and knocking out 11 high-voltage power lines, the utility and regulators said.

White House Releases Obama 'Birth Certificate'
The White House today released a copy of President Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth," a document that for the first time claims Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital as the president's birth place.
*** Related Articles:  * Need More Proof It's Fake? No Problem - A professional highend graphics designer weighs in here.
                                 * Obama's Birth Certificate - It's not a scan - it's a scam
*** Prior Birth Certificate that was going viral on the net a while back - Also contains many YouTube Clips.
*** More interesting Info and photos on the alleged Kenyan birth certificate - thanks to Chris at

Energy In America: EPA Rules Force Shell To Abandon Oil Drilling Plans
Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska.

DHS Can't Account For 10 Libyan Men It Caught And Released Inside US
Even as President Barack Obama continued the U.S. military intervention in Libya’s civil war--with armed Predator drones beginning patrols over that North African country on Thursday--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing immigration laws, could not account for 10 Libyan men it had caught and released inside the United States since July 2009.

Gitmo Doctors Hid Evidence Of Torture
They explained away the bone fractures, didn’t ask what caused the lacerations, and called the hallucinations routine.

Is A Rogue Computer Virus Shutting Down Nuclear Plants Worldwide?
It is now common knowledge that the U.S. and Israel developed the Stuxnet computer virus in order to slow down Iran's nuclear program.

Tornado Season Intensifies, Without Scientific Consensus On Why
All the warning sirens echoing across the Great Plains, Midwest and Southeast this month leave little doubt that the tornado season — which has plowed a trail of destruction through communities from Oklahoma to Wisconsin to Georgia — is off to an unusually busy start.

STATES OF REBELLION: How legislators and governors nationwide are openly challenging a rogue president
While millions of outraged Americans protest what they see as a lawless and power-mad Obama administration, many wonder how much clout individuals can really have in reining in a wildly out-of-control government.

The Largest Detention Camp In World History Is Almost Complete
In the world of talk radio, the internet, and various other media outlets there have been legends of FEMA camps under construction throughout the United States, stories about U.N. troops training to round up United States citizens, and concoctions which make for fascinating fiction but little if any fact to support the various stories.

Thanks To Obama, Gas Jumps In A Flash
It must have looked so simple from Barack Obama’s rarely visited Senate office, or Steven Chu’s comfortable digs at Berkeley: if only we stopped taking advantage of all those nasty fossil fuels, everything would be better.

Obamaflation Arrives
Obamaflation has arrived, and this is what it looks like.

Critics Say Fed Policies Devalue The US Dollar
For generations of Americans raised on the supremacy of the American Dollar and the U.S. economy, a forecast this week from the International Monetary Fund was stunning. It predicted that China's economy will surpass that of the U.S. in five years.

Particularly Dangerous Tornado Situation Developing In Mississippi
Another potentially devastating tornado outbreak is starting to get under way, targeting much of Mississippi early this afternoon before ransacking Alabama, northwestern Georgia and southern Tennessee into this evening.

Trump To Obama: Now Release Your College Records
"I'd like to know how does he get into Harvard, how does he get into Colombia if he isn't a very good student," Donald Trump told the press this morning in New Hampshire.

Panetta To Pentagon, Petraeus To CIA
President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief's job in a major shuffle of the nation's national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday.

Afghan Military Pilot Kills 9 Americans
An Afghan military pilot killed eight American soldiers and a U.S. contractor at the Kabul airport Wednesday after they argued at a meeting, officials said.

US Economy: US Banks Warn Obama On Soaring Debt
A group of the largest US banks and fund managers stepped up the pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to reach a deal to increase the country’s debt limit, saying that even a short default could be devastating for the financial markets and economy.

Miss America Sexually Molested By TSA
In the video below, the former beauty queen who held the Miss America title in 2003, Susie Castillo, says a TSA “screener” fondled her vagina during an intrusive pat-down.

Armed Agents Invade Maxam Nutraceutics And Steal Natural Health Products In Shocking FDA Raid
Amidst all the destructive activities taking place in our world today that deserve attention, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided instead to make it a personal mission to destroy the businesses and livelihoods of those trying to help people through natural medicine.

US Spent $307 Billion On Prescription Drugs In 2010
Americans spent $307.4 billion on prescription drugs in 2010, according to a recent report from consulting firm IMS Health.

Botched Surgery: Doctors Operate On Wrong Eye Of Five Year Old Boy
Before admitting your child or other loved one into the hospital for their next surgery, you may want to double check that the surgeon and staff know the difference between left and right.

Today In History - Wednesday - April 27, 2011
1805 - A force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
1813 - Americans under Gen. Pike capture York (present day Toronto) the seat of government in Ontario.
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.
1863 - The Army of the Potomac began marching on Chancellorsville.
1865 - In the U.S. the Sultana exploded while carrying 2,300 Union POWs. Between 1,400 - 2,000 were killed.
1903 - Jamaica Race Track opened in Long Island, NY.
1909 - The sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, was overthrown.
1937 - German bombers devastated Guernica, Spain.
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.
1950 - South Africa passed the Group Areas Act, which formally segregated races.
1953 - The U.S. offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist pilot that delivered a MIG jet.
1953 - Five people were killed and 60 injured when Mt. Aso erupted on the island of Kyushu.
1960 - The submarine Tullibee was launched from Groton, CT. It was the first sub to be equipped with closed-circuit television.
1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan.
1967 - In Montreal, Prime Minister Lester Pearson lighted a flame to open Expo 67.
1975 - Saigon was encircled by North Vietnamese troops.
1983 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) broke a 55-year-old major league baseball record when he struck out his 3,509th batter of his career.
1992 - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its ally Montenegro.
1992 - Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
2005 - The A380, the world's largest jetliner, completed its maiden flight. The passenger capability was 840.
2005 - Russian President Vladimir Putin became the first Kremlin leader to visit Israel.
2006 - In New York, NY, construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of former World Trade Center.

White House releases Obama birth certificate
The White House released President Obama's original birth certificate Wednesday. The surprise release follows recent and sustained remarks by businessman Donald Trump, among others, that raised doubts as to whether the president was born in the United States.
*** See The Actual Certificate of Live Birth

John F. Kennedy Speech to American Newspaper Publishers given on April 27, 1961 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP)
The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) is a network of 29 monitoring stations located in communities surrounding and downwind of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly the Nevada Test Site (NTS), that monitor the airborne environment for manmade radioactivity that could result from NNSS activities.

Seismic Monitor
Monitor global earthquakes in real time.

Independent Expert Panel on New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquake Hazards
This is a 26 page report on the New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquake Hazards. The report was recently presented to USGS Director Marcia McNutt and it comes during the Bicentennial of the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes that struck the central United States.
*** Related Website: Report issued on New Madrid fault

Cities Under a High Risk for Tornadoes
The map on this website outlines the greatest threat for tornadoes and overall severe weather on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a *high* risk for severe weather today. Click and zoom in to discover if your town or city is at risk.

YouTube: Radiation Test -- PLANT MATERIAL -- Saint Louis, Missouri

WH Fails To Release Easter Proclamation
President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity's most sacred holiday.

Oil Slips As Dollar Gains, Gasoline Up For 34th Straight Day To $3.86 Per Gallon
The price of crude oil was stable Monday, dipping one cent to settle at US$112.28 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as the U.S. dollar pulled back from lows set earlier in the day..

China's Central Banker: We Own Too Much US Debt
China's Central Bank Chairman Zhou Xiaochuan told a Chinese monetary conference last week that “Foreign-exchange reserves have exceeded the reasonable level that our country
actually needs,” which is essentially code for China won't be buying U.S. government debt any more.

U.S. government supports a phase-down of silver amalgam fillings
After decades of denial about the toxicity of amalgam fillings, the United States government has announced its support of a phase down of mercury amalgam fillings.

Toyota Car Production Plummets After Tsunami
Toyota’s car production in Japan plummeted 62.7 percent in March because of the parts supply crunch after the earthquake and tsunami.

Earthquake Sulawest (Indonesia): Hundreds Of Houses Damaged + People Injured
The local police in the hardest hit area is trying to convince the people to return to their houses and tell them NOT to panic for the aftershocks.

Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Faulkner County
After what has been a fairly quiet month, Central Arkansas is starting to feel the rumble of earthquakes again. Four quakes rattled the Greenbrier area this morning, the largest was a 3.2 magnitude.

Stories Of Survival From Twister-Hit Town
A tornado that tore through this small town killed four people but left Arkansas' governor wondering Tuesday how so many others — including 12 who huddled in a storm cellar the size of a closet — managed to survive.

More Severe Weather In Dallas-Fort Worth Forecast
A day after half a dozen tornadoes touched down south of Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s more severe weather in the forecast Tuesday.

Flooding to Worsen Along Ohio, Mississippi Rivers
Excessive rainfall is predicted over the next several days from Arkansas to New York. Many locations along already-flooded rivers and streams could receive another 6 to 8 inches of rain, and locally more, through Wednesday.

Quake Shakes Acapulco, Tourists To Streets
A moderate earthquake shook the Mexican Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, forcing dozens of nervous spring vacationers into the streets. No damages or injuries were reported.

Farmers Fret As Weather Is Pronounced Driest Since 1895
On a hot, sunny day, a dancing whirlwind can sweep the fine dirt particles from between the rocks of the rugged pasture terrain across the Edwards Plateau, leaving a path to the next hillside.

Food Costs Seen Reaching A Record High This Year As Inflation Accelerates
Global food prices may rise 4.4 percent to a record by the end of the year, driven by demand for meat, oilseeds and grains used to make ethanol, adding to costs that mean inflation is accelerating from the U.S. to China.

Monsanto Will Soon Be Allowed To Public Itself
Monsanto, enemy of organic farmers and anti-GMO advocates alike, will likely be allowed to conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment.

Obama Says Will Take More Than One Term To Destroy USA
Come let us classify and catalog the most consistently treacherous and dangerous of America's enemies.

Army Corps Delays Decision On Breaking Mo. Levee
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put off making a final decision on a controversial plan to intentionally breach a levee protecting valuable farmland from the rising Mississippi River.

Poll: What Kind Of President Would Donald Trump Make?
Republicans may be ready for a fling with Donald Trump, but a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows they have reservations about installing him in the White House.

Russia Warns Over New UN Resolution On Libya
Russia said on Tuesday it will not support any United Nations Security Council resolutions on Libya which could escalate the conflict in the North African nation, local news agencies reported.

China Warns Against 'Interference' Ahead Of US Rights Talks
The Chinese government warned on Tuesday against using human rights disputes as what it called a tool to meddle, ahead of talks with the United States that will focus on complaints about Beijing's crackdown on dissent.

China's Easter Offensive Against The Churches
The International Monetary Fund says the “Age of America” will end in the ash heap of history in 2016, give or take a year or so, to be replaced by the “Age of China.”

At Least 400 Civilians Killed In Syria Revolt
Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 400 civilians in their campaign to crush month-long pro-democracy protests, Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah said on Tuesday.

Enormous Statue Of Powerful Pharaoh Unearthed
Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the country's antiquities authority announced Tuesday.

Sex Acts Radio Bond Orlando: No Bond For Man Accused Of Sex Acts At Christian Radio Station
The homeless felon accused of performing a sex act at a local Christian radio station must stay behind bars, a judge ruled today.

Power Saw Used In Plymouth Murder-Suicide
Police are trying to figure out what happened after a gruesome incident in Plymouth late Monday night.

Cleveland City Council Decides On Smoking, Trans Fat, Food Trucks
City council wants to make Cleveland a healthier place to live and work. Monday night, council approved legislation that will affect how you eat and breathe.

Local Man Says TSA Broke Promise
Tom Sawyer, experienced rough airport patdown: "I'm kind of ambivalent at the moment about TSA and moving forward. I don't see the moving forward."

Court Files Prove Maryanne Godboldo Had Full Legal Authority To Stop Administering Dangerous Drugs To Daughter; CPS Raid Nothing But Illegal Kidnapping New developments in the case of Maryanne Godboldo -- the Detroit, Mich., woman whose house was recently raided by a SWAT team with a tank, and whose daughter was subsequently kidnapped by these armed terrorists -- are set to hopefully clear the mother of any wrongdoing in the matter

Lawsuit Against FDA A Success Court Rules Censorship Of Two Specific Health Claims Unconstitutional
A considerable legal victory has been achieved for the natural health community in defending freedom of health speech.

Patients Who Enter Hospitals Are At High Risk Of Potentially Deadly Infections Or Medical Mistakes
Americans may be putting their lives at risk every time they are admitted into a hospital. Hospitals are responsible for protecting and restoring our health, but they have instances of professional negligence and fatal errors.

McDonald's Dominates New Job Creation In America
If you're one of the 13 million or so Americans out of work, chances are you're looking a job - any job. Even a job at McDonalds.

Today In History - Tuesday - April 26, 2011
1865 - Joseph E. Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee to Sherman during the American Civil War.
1865 - John Wilkes Booth was killed by the U.S. Federal Cavalry.
1906 - In Hawaii, motion pictures were shown for the first time.
1921 - Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio in St. Louis, MO.
1929 - First non-stop flight from England to India was completed.
1937 - German planes attacked Guernica, Spain, during the Spanish Civil War.
1945 - Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France's Vichy government during World War II, was arrested.
1964 - The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
1964 - The Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before the streak came to an end.
1968 - Students seized the administration building at Ohio State University.
1982 - The British announced that Argentina had surrendered on South Georgia.
1983 - Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 1,200 for first time.
1985 - In Argentina, a fire at a mental hospital killed 79 people and injured 247.
1986 - The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.
1998 - Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was bludgeoned to death two days after a report he'd compiled on atrocities during Guatemala's 36-year civil war was made public.
2000 - Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar purchased the NHL's New York Islanders.
2002 - In Erfurt, Germany, an expelled student killed 17 people at his former school. The student then killed himself.

More Storms, tornadoes lash North, East Texas
Persistent, severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Texas throughout the afternoon and night Monday, spawning more than a dozen tornadoes that authorities said caused widely scattered damage, although there were no immediate reports of injuries.

EU crackdown on herbal ‘remedies’
From April 30 many herbal products will begin to disappear from the shelves of Ireland‘s 300 herbal outlets following an EU directive which will regulate medicinal herbs in the same way as pharmaceutical products.

YouTube: Radioactive Fallout in Saint Louis Missouri

VIDEO: Paul Craig Roberts: Why Is NATO Really In Libya?
Is NATO failing with its attempts in Libya? Former Regan Administration official Paul Craig Roberts thinks the situation with Gaddafi is much different than the other recent protests in the Arab world. “Why is NATO there?” has become to real question, says Roberts, who fears that risky involvement stemming from American influence could lead to catastrophic breaking point.

Bank Settles Military Foreclosure Claims
Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., which admitted earlier this year that it had improperly overcharged thousands of military families on their mortgages and foreclosed on the homes of servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan, will pay $26 million to settle the class action lawsuit that brought the activity to light.

Cell Phone Towers and Antennas on School Property
More and more school divisions are securing cell tower leases or cell phone antennas leases on school buildings and field light poles. These leases are a lucrative and an easy source of revenue to reduce school division budget gaps.

Military patrols start Friday night in downtown Columbus
Starting at 10 o'clock Friday, two senior non-commissioned officers from Fort Benning will be walking the streets of Downtown Columbus, also known as, "Uptown." The soldiers will be wearing arm bands that read, "Courtesy Patrol." Read More...

US Meat Contaminated With Deadly Superbug
Nearly half (47%) of all samples of meat and poultry taken from supermarkets across the US reveal contamination from Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Nissan recalls about 200,000 Pathfinders/Infinitis
Nissan is recalling nearly 200,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles sold in the U.S. because of a problem that could cause the steering column to break and the driver to lose control.

China Proposes To Cut Two Thirds Of Its 3 Trillion In USD Holdings
All those who were hoping global stock markets would surge tomorrow based on a ridiculous rumor that China would revalue the CNY by 10% will have to wait.

Oil Slips As Silver Retreat Spurs Profit Taking
Oil turned lower on Monday as a bout of profit-taking was sparked when silver reversed after a sharp rally and when there was no follow through after U.S. oil prices hit their highest since September 2008 in early trading.

Improvised Explosive Device Discovered On An Overpass In Brownsville
The improvised explosive device or I-E-D was disarmed by a bomb squad using a robot. No one was hurt. Parts of Highway 77 were closed for several hours.

IMF Bombshell: Age Of America Nears End
For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.

Why The Fed Must End QE2 On April 27th
The Federal Reserve has lost all credibility on Wall Street, and most of the American public with the absolute refusal to recognize the dire effects on asset prices that QE2 has created.

For the first time since the Great Depression, the US is now officially paying out more in benefits than it takes in via tax receipts.

Killing Pat Tillman
Today is the seventh anniversary of Pat Tillman’s assassination in Afghanistan. On April 22, 2004 Tillman and several other Army Rangers were given an odd order to split their motorized squad and proceed toward a village called Magarah.

Don't Like A Weak Dollar? Might As Well Get Used To It
Weakness in the US dollar, which is causing everything to go up—including gas prices, food and stocks—is unlikely to go away soon as a selling frenzy hits the currency market.

Gas Prices Top $1-A-Gallon Higher Than A Year Ago; Media Don't Blame Obama
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline hit $3.86 on April 25, more than $1-a-gallon higher than a year earlier and less than 25 cents away from the record high price of gasoline set in July 2008.

OPEC Unlikely To Change Output Despite Price Surge
OPEC members with spare capacity are ready to pump above agreed limits if there is a need, but the producer group is unlikely to formally change output targets at a meeting in June, Gulf delegates told Reuters on Monday.

Obama Foodorama: Easter Storm Over The White House
Nothing to do with White House food initiatives, but I thought that fellow armchair storm enthusiasts would appreciate these photos. Tonight was actually a warm, still Easter evening in Washington--until all of a sudden, it wasn't. I shot these at about 8:30 PM.

File Offers New Insights Into Detainees
Classified assessments of detainees at Guantánamo Bay prison obtained by The Times give the fullest public picture to date of the prisoners held there.

Wash. Considers Annual Flat Fee For Electric Cars
Drivers of electric cars may have left the gas pump behind, but there's one expense they may not be able to shake: paying to maintain the roads.

Volatile Silver Cuts Early Gain Toward 1980 Record
Silver surged as much as 8 percent on Monday before pulling back when a failure to pierce the all time high from 1980 triggered a wave of technical selling amid record volume in the U.S. futures market.

As Radioactive Fallout Skyrockets, NaturalNews Advises Readers To Consider Precautionary Doses Of Iodine, Bentonite Clay And Zeolites
Based on the accumulation of information from multiple sources, it is now clear that the true scope of the Fukushima disaster has been greatly downplayed by both the Japanese and U.S. governments.

San Francisco Votes To Allow Small-Scale Commercial Farming In Residential Areas, No Conditional Use Permit Needed
The passage of an urban farming amendment in San Francisco has sparked a wave of joy among backyard farmers from across the Bay Area.

Today In History - Monday - April 25, 2011
1831 - The New York and Harlem Railway was incorporated in New York City.
1846 - The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
1859 - Work began on the Suez Canal in Egypt.
1860 - The first Japanese diplomats to visit a foreign power reached Washington, DC. They remained in the U.S. capital for several weeks while discussing expansion of trade with the United States.
1862 - Union Admiral Farragut occupied New Orleans, LA.
1898 - The U.S. declared war on Spain. Spain had declared war on the U.S. the day before.
1901 - New York became the first state to require license plates for cars. The fee was $1.
1915 - During World War I, Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli in Turkey in hopes of attacking the Central Powers from below. The attack was unsuccessful.
1928 - A seeing eye dog was used for the first time.
1945 - Delegates from about 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
1954 - The prototype manufacture of the first solar battery was announced by the Bell Laboratories in New York City.
1957 - Operations began at the first experimental sodium nuclear reactor.
1962 - The U.S. spacecraft, Ranger, crashed on the Moon.
1971 - The country of Bangladesh was established.
1974 - Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar was overthrown in a military coup.
1976 - Portugal ratified a constitution. It was first revised on October 30, 1982.
1980 - In Iran, a commando mission to rescue hostages was aborted after mechanical problems disabled three of the eight helicopters involved. During the evacuation, a helicopter and a transport plan collided and exploded. Eight U.S. servicemen were killed. The mission was aimed at freeing American hostages that had been taken at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. The event took place April 24th Washington, DC, time.
1982 - In accordance with Camp David agreements, Israel completed its Sinai withdrawal.
1984 - David Anthony Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, was found dead of a drug overdose in a hotel room.
1990 - The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth's orbit. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery.
1992 - Islamic forces in Afghanistan took control of most of the capital of Kabul following the collapse of the Communist government.
1996 - The main assembly of the Palestine Liberation Organization voted to revoke clauses in its charter that called for an armed struggle to destroy Israel.
1998 - U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on was questioned by Whitewater prosecutors on videotape about her work as a private lawyer for the failed savings and loan at the center of the investigation.
2003 - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela, was sentenced to four years in prison for her conviction on fraud and theft charges. She was convicted of 43 counts of fraud and 25 of theft of money from a women's political league.
2007 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time.

6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Japan As Evacuation Zone Sealed Off
Japan said on Thursday it would ban anyone entering a 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation.

ASSASSINATE HIM: Western leaders call for NATO to target Gaddafi - Libya: western leaders call for Nato to target Gaddafi
Senior western leaders called for Nato to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate.

As radioactive fallout skyrockets, NaturalNews advises readers to consider precautionary doses of iodine, bentonite clay and zeolites
NaturalNews is now urging its readers to begin taking regular, safe doses of three things: Natural iodine sources (seaweed or otherwise), bentonite clay (for internal use) and zeolites (any brand).

Free-range egg ban shuts bed and breakfast
A P.E.I. bed and breakfast that has been operating for decades has decided to close down next year rather than stop serving eggs from its own hens because of a government order.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: The Day of Reckoning Is Coming

Killer Combo Of High Gas, Food Prices At Key Tipping Point
The combination of rising gasoline prices and the steepest increase in the cost of food in a generation is threatening to push the US economy into a recession, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.

Japanese Government Censors Fukushima Reports That Contradict Official Story
Censorship of the truth about what is really going on at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility has been taken to a whole new level of corruption.

FDA Claims No Need To Test Pacific Fish For Radioactivity
North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there's no reason to test them, state and federal officials said this week.

Massive Severe Outbreak Next Week
It appears the onslaught of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that have claimed dozens of lives and left communities in ruins from the Plains into the East over the past few weeks is going to continue right into next week.

Europe Prays For Easter Rain In Worst Drought For A Century
The Dutch have banned barbecues, camp fires and outdoor smoking this Easter, while the Swiss are forecasting potentially the worst drought in Europe for more than a century.

Planes To Land Again At St. Louis Airport A Day After Historic Tornado
If severe weather happens near you, we want to hear your story. Share your photos and videos with CNN iReport, but please be careful.

Gadhafi compound hit by NATO; dozens reportedly hurt
Libyan leader's son dismisses attack, saying 'it's impossible that it will make us afraid or give up or raise the white flag'.

New concerns over swine flu jab after children given it 'hit by sudden sleep syndrome'
A swine flu vaccine which has been given to thousands of children in Britain may cause the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning.

Guatemala Syphilis Experiment Victims Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit against U.S. Government
Two law firms, including the national firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, plan on filing a class action lawsuit against several U.S. health agencies on behalf of victims of Guatemala syphilis testing conducted by American doctors during the 1940’s unless reparations are made this week. If filed, the Guatemalan syphilis testing lawsuit would be brought under the Alien Torts Statute, a 200-year-old law which empowers federal judges to hear civil lawsuits filed by non-US citizens for violations of the “law of nations.”

Commodities Corner: Dry And High
Wheat prices are on fire, as a relentless drought has devastated crops in Oklahoma and Texas, which saw raging wildfires after more than six dry months.

Wet Ground, Cool Weather Are Keeping Farmers Out Of Fields
Following a bumper corn crop and healthy commodity prices in 2010, farmers were hoping the winds of fortune would blow their way again.

Pesticide Exposure Linked To Low IQ
Children exposed to high pesticide levels in the womb have lower average IQs than other kids, according to three independent studies released today in Environmental Health Perspectives.

US Dollar Frail, Tokyo Stocks Slip, Gold Shines
The dollar hovered around three-year lows on Friday and looked set to come under further pressure next week, while a stronger yen weighed on Tokyo stocks in holiday-thinned Good Friday trade.

Trouble Coming
There is trouble coming into the world, My children. You see trouble around you now but it will grow far, far worse than this as this new age dawns. The troubles you see before you now are very minute compared to what is soon to come.

Palestinian Authority Police Kill Israeli Near Joseph's Tomb
Palestinian Authority police Sunday morning shot and killed one Israeli and wounded four others after they prayed at Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef) around 6 a.m. Sunday (11 p.m. Saturday night EDT).

Science World Buzzing Over Rumors Elusive 'God Particle' Found
The world's largest atom smasher is rumored to have found the Higgs boson, the subatomic particle otherwise known as the 'God particle'.

Syria Rounds Up Opponents After 120 Dead
Security forces raided homes across Syria, arresting regime opponents, as funerals were held on Sunday for protesters and mourners killed in a bloody crackdown which activists said cost 120 lives.

Libyan Official: Army Suspends Operation In Misrata
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim said early Sunday the army has suspended operations against rebels in the western rebel stronghold of Misrata, but not left the city.

More Drivers Running Out Of Gas
With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon, a lot of people are trying to stretch their dollar at the gas pump, but some of them are trying to stretch it a little too far.

Cap The Gene Spill - New Video Says GMO Contamination Of World Is Far Worse Than Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill
As part of an ongoing effort to warn the public about the dangers of runaway GMO pollution of our planet, the Institute for Responsible Technology executive director Jeffrey Smith has released a new video called Cap the Gene Spill.

Discovery By Israeli Scientists May Lead To Development Of 'Green" Pesticides
Scientists from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Department of Physics and Astronomy have developed a bacterial "Social-IQ score" system that they say paves the way for the development of intelligence-based "green" pesticides.

Monsanto Wants To Start Testing GM Wheat
Biotechnology giant Monsanto has announced plans to start testing genetically modified (GM) wheat, in spite of prior failures to gain acceptance for the technology.

Using Police To Enforce A Big Pharma Medication Agenda Is A Violation Of Civil Rights (And A Waste Of Good Cops)
In a new video posted today (link below), I argue that using police officers to enforce a Big Pharma medication agenda is not merely a violation of civil rights, but a crime against human rights. It is a grave misuse of state power and a waste of law enforcement resources that are already stretched thin across the country.

Drug Injection Delays Puberty
Children with supposed "Gender Identity Disorder" (GID), a rare condition involving sexual confusion, that are having a hard time deciding whether they want to be male or female can now choose to artificially delay puberty while they figure it out.

Woman Lived With Pair Of Eight-Inch Scissors In Stomach For Three Years Following Surgical Error
In yet another demonstration of unbelievable medical carelessness, a Brazilian woman was recently found to have been living with a pair of eight-inch scissors inside her abdomen for over three years.

Total Bond Market Collapse
READ ON and I'll show you three reasons why we're heading for total bond market collapse, writes Martin Hutchinson, contributing editor to the Money Morning email.

Its Official: China Will Be Dumping US Dollars
In case you missed it, earlier this week China announced that its foreign currency reserves are excessive and that they need to return to “reasonable” levels.

Today In History - Friday - April 22, 2011
1792 - U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.
1861 - Robert E. Lee was named commander of Virginia forces.
1864 - The U.S. Congress mandated that all coins minted as U.S. currency bear the inscription "In God We Trust".
1876 - Eight baseball teams began the inaugural season of the National League.
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.
1915 - At the Second Battle Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas.
1918 - British naval forces attempted to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeeburgge.
1930 - The U.S., Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine warfare and limited shipbuilding.
1931 - Egypt signed the treaty of friendship with Iraq.
1944 - During World War II, the Allies launched a major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.
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.
1976 - Barbara Walters became first female nightly network news anchor.
1987 - The American Physical Society said that the "Star Wars" missile system was "highly questionable" and would take ten years to research.
1993 - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1997 - 93 people are killed in the insurgency of extremist Muslims that continued in Algeria in a town south of Algiers.
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.
2000 - ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview.
2002 - Filippino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered a state of emergency in the city of General Santos in response to a series of bombing attacks the day before. The attacks were blamed on Muslim extremists.
2005 - Zacarias Moussaoui pled guilty to conspiring with hijackers in the September 11, 2001, plot to attack American buildings and citizens.

United States deploys armed drones in Libya
President Barack Obama has given U.S. forces the go-ahead to use armed Predator drones in Libya after forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi changed their tactics in the fighting there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday.

Texas Wildfires: Million Acres Scorched, Now towns Are Put On Red Alert
Texans were today desperately praying for rain, as a second firefighter died from injuries sustained battling the terrible wildfires ravaging the state.

Pakistan forbids US from using air base as tensions rise over drone attacks, militants
Pakistan has stopped U.S. forces from using an air base near the Afghan border where unmanned Predator drones were stationed, amid Pakistani concern about civilian casualties and U.S. complaints about the country's links to the militants.

Power Grids, Oil Refineries Face 'Staggering' Level Of Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure firms such as power grids and oil refineries are facing “staggering” level of cyberattacks, and are not adequately prepared to defend themselves, finds a new report published today (April 19) by the security firm McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Feds To Supreme Court: Allow Warrantless GPS Monitoring
The Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move.

Obama Welcomes The 'Boss' Of Terror Channel Al-Jazeera As 'Your Highness'
President Obama on Thursday hosted Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar, otherwise known as the Boss of Al-Jazeera, for a meeting in the Oval Office. Obama called him “Your Highness” and “His Highness,” even though the Emir dropped his robes of royalty for a business suit.

'Up To 300 More Tornadoes Over The Next Two Weeks'
In the wake of one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recorded history last week, more rounds of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are predicted to bombard the same general region into early May.

Northern Utah Farmers Rained Out
Rains in northern Utah are preventing farmers from planting crops or moving cattle onto mountain ranges, even as other portions of the state are dry.

Obama Skips Tornado Destruction, Heads West To Raise Money
President Obama is opting not to visit the tornado-ravaged areas of the South, choosing instead to embark today on a three day tour out West where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his approach to the deficit and raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats.

Why do 3 Supporters Own Obama's Home?
Barack Obama is not among at least three people listed as current owners and taxpayers of the mansion his family calls home in Chicago's upscale Kenwood neighborhood, according to public records.

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs Emit Carcinogens, Scientists Say
There's apparently a new reason to be wary of energy-saving lightbulbs. In a new report, scientists in Germany warn that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) emit carcinogenic chemicals and toxins—including phenol, naphthalene, and styrene—when turned on, resulting in what one scientists describes as "electrical smog." Because of that, they should be used "very economically" and "should not be used in unventilated areas and definitely not in the proximity of the head," he adds.

Have You Noticed? The Nations Are Shaking
Our editor in chief, Gerald Flurry, had written a landmark booklet, called Haggai: God Has Begun to Shake the Nations, based on a biblical prophecy. “And I will shake all nations,” God says in Haggai 2:7.

GE's Profit Jumps 77%
General Electric Co. reported a 77% increase in first-quarter profit, leaning heavily on its large lending business even as its core industrial operations picked up.

Christian Governor Must Go, South Egypt Protesters Say
Protesters in a southern Egyptian city insisted on Thursday their new Christian governor resign, stepping up a week-long challenge to his appointment by the country's military rulers.

Hidden Tracking Files Found In iPhone, iPad
Apple faced questions on Wednesday about the security of its iPhone and iPad after a report that the devices regularly record their locations in a hidden file.

White House Readies 'US Shake Out' To Prepare Citizens For Earthquakes
The Departments of Homeland Security and Education are reaching out to millions of people in central U.S. states to get them to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill.

Oil Rises As Dollar Weakens
Oil rose on Thursday, as the dollar weakened and gas pump prices inched higher.

US Jobless Claims Stick Above 400,000
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit stayed above 400,000 for the second week in a row, according to the latest US labour department figures.

S&P Lifts Estonia's Ratings Outlook To Positive
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Thursday it had upgraded euro zone member Estonia's rating outlook to positive from stable as the Baltic country's economy continues to strengthen without reverting to a heavy reliance on external funding.

Japan Makes No-Go Nuclear Zone, PM Faces More Criticism
Japan said on Thursday it would ban anyone entering a 20-km (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation.

Obama OK's Use Of Armed Drone Aircraft In Libya
President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya to improve the precision of low-level attacks on ground targets, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

It's GAME OVER For the US
If the US were a company, it’d already be in Chapter 11.

Signs The Economy Is Starting To Slow
We originally ran this post a couple of weeks ago showing 9 signs that the economy is slowing down...

Nuclear Weather Worsens
Every day the news gets worse. Today it was robots telling us that radiation is so hot inside the nuclear plant in Japan that workers will have a hard to impossible time to work in certain areas to recover the plant from worst case scenarios.

Nanoparticles Destroy Soil And The Environment, Study Finds
Though some might argue that nanotechnology offers benefits not afforded by normal molecules, the environmental and human health consequences of this "breakthrough" technology appear dire, to say the least.

Blue Hill Becomes Third Town In Maine To Pass Food Freedom Law
Within the past several months, numerous towns in Maine, and one in Vermont, have proposed or enacted food sovereignty laws that declare, plainly, that the federal government has no business telling citizens what food products they can and cannot buy or sell locally.

Today In History - Thursday - April 21, 2011
1689 - William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
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.
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train left Washington.
1892 - The first Buffalo was born in Golden Gate Park.
1898 - The Spanish-American War began.
1914 - U.S. Marines occupied Vera Cruz, Mexico. The troops stayed for six months.
1918 - German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, "The Red Baron," was shot down and killed during World War I.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announced that several Doolittle pilots had been executed by the Japanese.
1956 - Leonard Ross, age 10, became the youngest prizewinner on the "The Big Surprise". He won $100,000.
1959 - The largest fish ever hooked by a rod and reel was caught by Alf Dean. It was a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds.
1960 - Brasilia became the capital of Brazil.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva (Svetlana Stalina) defected in New York City. She was the daughter of Joseph Stalin.
1972 - Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon.
1975 - South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigned, condemning the United States.
1984 - In France, it was announced that doctors had found virus believed to cause AIDS.
1985 - Manuel Ortega proposed a cease-fire for Nicaragua.
1987 - Special occasion stamps offered for the first time by the U.S. Postal Service. "Happy Birthday" and "Get Well" were among the first to be offered.
1992 - Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in 25 years. Put to death for the 1978 murder of two teen-age boys.
1994 - Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16 combat plane.
1998 - Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away.
2000 - North Carolina researchers announced that the heart of a 66 million-year-old dinosaur was more like a mammal or bird than that of a reptile.
2000 - The 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act went into effect.
2003 - North and South Korea agreed to hold Cabinet-level talks the following week.
2009 - UNESCO launched The World Digital Library. The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.

World 2010: A New Order of Nations (Taylor, 1992)
In this book, A World 2010: A New Order of Nations, the author describes the decline of the influence of the 20th century superpowers. (Give it time to is 127 pages).

US Govt Printing Office Needs 350,934 National Detainee Handbooks Printed by April 29th, 2011
The GPO solicitation went out on 18 April and the handbooks must be delivered by 29 April. Is eleven days a short time for something like this?
*** Document: ICE National Detainee Handbook

iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go
Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised. Apple’s iPhone saves every detail of your movements to a file on the device.

Why do 3 supporters own Obama's home?
This, the first of a series of articles on the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood, establishes that three individuals other than Obama are listed in public records as owners and taxpayers on the property.

Book To Reveal Obama's True Identity?
This year's high stakes publishing project quietly went to press this week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
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* "Where's the Birth Certificate?" Hits #1 On Amazon
* Drudge ponders 'Obama's true identity'

Currency Crisis 2011: Warning Signs Of A Coming Currency Crisis
Gold hit an all-time high this week—again. The yellow metal briefly topped $1,500 an ounce before falling back down a few dollars.

Why QE 3 Is Guaranteed (The Alternative Is Something Four Times Bigger Than 2008)
The financial world is awash with a debate as to whether the Fed will engage in QE 3 in the future. To me this debate is pointless.

Alfie Clamp, 2, Is 1st Person Born With Extra Strand Of DNA
A two-year-old boy has become the only person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand in his DNA.

Texas Fire Situation Is Of 'Historic Proportions'
In what has been described as being almost the "perfect fire storm," a never-before-seen wildfire situation in Texas has led to the scorching of more than 1 million acres and destruction of hundreds of homes and buildings.

Central US Prepares For Massive Earthquake Drill - Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Emergency officials in Ohio said on Tuesday their state would participate in next week's Great Central U.S. ShakeOut -- a massive, multi-state emergency drill designed to teach proper earthquake survival skills.
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Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood Of Border Agents Confirming Fed's No-Apprehension Policy
An Arizona sheriff says he has been flooded with calls and emails of support from local and federal agents who back his claims that the U.S. Border Patrol has effectively ordered them to stop apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.

Fish Die-Off: Another Massive Southern California Fish Die-Off Has Scientists Looking For Links
Six tons of sardines were found dead in Ventura Harbor on Monday, following a similar incident in Redondo Beach. Both groups died of oxygen deprivation, but what drove them into the harbors is a mystery.

US Rejects Palestinian BID To Seek UN Approval For State
The US on Tuesday rejected Palestinian plans to pursue efforts to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state in September.
Oil Settles Above $111 Barrel
Oil settled above $111 per barrel Wednesday as the dollar weakened and the government reported an unexpected drop in U.S. crude supplies. Gas pump prices also edged higher to $3.84 for a gallon of regular.

Dollar Hits 15-Month Low Against Euro
The dollar took a beating Wednesday, losing ground to a range of currencies, and falling to its lowest level against the euro in 15 months.

US Weighs Summer GM Stock Sale
The U.S. government plans to sell a significant share of its remaining stake in General Motors Co. this summer despite the disappointing performance of the auto maker's stock, people familiar with the matter said.

Temperatures Lowest For Time Of Year Since 1940's
Not only has Chicago dealt with chilly rain, hail and even snow this week, but temperatures Tuesday were at their lowest for this late spring date since the 1940s.

As Fidel Castro Steps Down, A Political Shakeup In Cuba?
Delegates since Saturday have debated more than 300 proposals to overhaul the struggling economy. Details on who will fill leadership roles are expected to emerge later today.

Military Choppers Startle Downtown Miami
If this was a movie, it could be called Sleepless in Brickell.

New Terrorism Alert System Will Offer Specific Warnings
A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

China To Revalue Yuan 10% This Weekend?
This has a high probability of forcing corrective actions by The Fed, perhaps even before the futures market reopens Sunday night.

Spot Gold Passes $1,500, Silver Approaches $45, As Dollar Plummets
A series of earnings misses was yawned upon by the market. But a couple of earnings beats and the market goes insane.

It's Official: China Will Be Dumping US Dollars
In case you missed it, earlier this week China announced that its foreign currency reserves are excessive and that they need to return to “reasonable” levels.

Radiation Exposure Chart Admits Cancer Radiotherapy Delivers Fatal Dose To Patients
Thanks to the Fukushima catastrophe, we've all been learning a lot about the laws of physics lately -- especially about radiation.

High Levels Of GMO Agrochemicals Found In Breast Milk Of Brazilian Mothers
The pesticides and herbicides used to treat genetically-modified organisms (GMO) are showing up in significant amounts in rainwater, water wells, and even mothers' breast milk, according to new research out of Brazil.

New Warning: Dangerous Antibacterial Soap Chemical Found In Fish
The current mania over putting anti-bacterial chemicals in everything from cleaning wipes and hand soap to detergent and toothpaste has resulted in the widespread contamination of the environment with two related toxins often found in these products -- triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan.

Mainstream Media Receives Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars Via Obamacare Slush Fund
If you have to be convinced that Obamacare was not created with the best interests of average Americans in mind, consider the fact that the government health care bill has allocated a $5 billion "slush fund" to be distributed specifically to companies, states, labor unions, and media outlets hand-selected by the Obama Administration.

Today In History - Wednesday - April 20, 2011
1775 - American troops began the siege of British-held Boston.
1792 - France declared war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia. It was the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
1809 - Napoleon defeated Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria.
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.
1861 - Robert E. Lee resigned from U.S. Army.
1865 - Safety matches were first advertised.
1902 - Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.
1912 - Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.
1916 - Chicago's Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
1919 - The Polish Army captured Vilno, Lithuania from the Soviets.
1940 - The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.
1942 - Pierre Laval, the premier of Vichy France, in a radio broadcast, establishes a policy of "true reconciliation with Germany."
1945 - Soviet troops began their attack on Berlin.
1945 - During World War II, Allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
1951 - General MacArthur addressed the joint session of Congress after being relieved by U.S. President Truman.
1953 - Operation Little Switch began in Korea. It was the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war. Thirty Americans were freed.
1961 - FM stereo broadcasting was approved by the FCC.
1967 - U.S. planes bombed Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War.
1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.
1972 - The manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.
1978 - The Korean Airliner Flight 902 was shot down while in Russian airspace. Two passengers were killed when the plane landed on a frozen lake.
1981 - A spokesman for the U.S. Nave announced that the U.S. was accepting full responsibility for the sinking of the Nissho Maru on April 9.
1984 - In Washington, terrorists bombed an officers club at a Navy yard.
1984 - Britain announced that its administration of Hong Kong would cease in 1997.
1985 - In Madrid, Santiago Carillo was purged from the Communist Party. Carillo was a founder of Eurocommunism.
1987 - In Argentina, President Raul Alfonsin quelled a military revolt.
1988 - The U.S. Air Forces' Stealth (B-2 bomber) was officially unveiled.
1989 - Scientist announced the successful testing of high-definition TV.
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet head of state to visit South Korea.
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.

A Year Later, Gulf Still Grapples With Oil Spill
The disaster that captivated the world's attention for 153 days struck at 9:53 p.m. CDT on April 20, when a surge of methane gas known to rig hands as a "kick" sparked an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig as it was drilling the mile-deep Macondo 252 well off Louisiana's coast. Two days later, the rig sank.

Staph seen in nearly half of U.S. meat
Almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to humans, a new study estimates. Researchers tested 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef purchased at 26 grocery stores in five cities around the country, and found that 47 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common cause of infection in people.

Homeless Woman, Arrested For Sending Son To School Using Babysitter's Address
A homeless mother has been arrested for sending her child to a public school in an area where they didn't live.

Gold Closes In On $1500 As US Debt Downgraded
Spot gold prices shot up to another lifetime high of $1,496 an ounce after ratings agency Standard & Poor’s revised its outlook for US debt to negative from stable.

6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Off New Zealand
A strong 6.6-magnitude undersea earthquake hit off the northeast coast of New Zealand on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

3 children injured after kindergartner brings gun to Houston school
Police are trying to determine how a Houston kindergartener got a loaded gun that he brought to an elementary school, where officials say it accidentally fired when it fell from his pocket as he sat down for lunch, wounding himself and two other students.

Surviving Planet Earth In The Next 90 Days
Japan undoubtedly will experience many more earthquakes, monsoons, and volcanic activity during the time required to bring the situation back under control.

Two suspects in Italian activist's death killed in raid
Two suspects in the death of an Italian activist were killed Tuesday in a firefight with security forces in Gaza, Hamas said. A third suspect was wounded and taken to a hospital. They were wanted in the killing of pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni

EU Preparing To Launch Ground Invasion In Libya
The United Nations is set to rubber stamp an EU invasion force of ground troops that would be sent into Libya under the cooked up pretense of “humanitarian aid” and empowered to fight if Gaddafi forces threatened to impede their mission to “secure sea and land corridors inside the country,” another blatant attempt to legitimize the aggressive war by goading Gaddafi into attacking western troops and justifying a wider military intervention.

UNR Seismologists Monitor Swarm Of 400 Quakes Near Hawthorne
With more than 20 earthquakes in several hours Saturday evening, and 400 in the past week, Nevada Seismological Laboratory members have mobilized from the University to the Hawthorne area to step-up monitoring efforts for the region.

Millions Prepare For Midwest Earthquake
More than two million people in the Midwest, including a half million people in Indiana, took part in what's being called one of the largest earthquake drills ever on Tuesday. It is called the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

Wheat Advances For A Third Day On Deteriorating Crop Conditions In US
Wheat rose for a third day in Chicago as worsening winter-crop conditions in the U.S., the largest exporter, and delayed spring-crop plantings fueled supply concerns amid strengthening demand.

World Leaders Address Rising Food Costs In Weekend DC
According to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the global economy is "one shock away from a “full-grown crisis.” In a weekend-long meeting at the World Bank building in Washington, D.C., global leaders discussed the global economy and the financial struggles that lie ahead.

Plane With Michele Obama Had To Abort Landing Because Of Mistake
A White House plane carrying Michelle Obama came dangerously close to a 200-ton military cargo jet and had to abort its landing at Joint Base Andrews on Monday as the result of an air traffic controller’s mistake, according to federal officials familiar with the incident.

China Urges US To Protect Creditors After S&P Warning
China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the United States must take "responsible" measures to protect investors in its debt after Standard & Poor's threatened to lower its credit rating on the United States due to a bulging budget deficit.

Mn/DOT To Test Driver's 'Mileage Tax'
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for 500 people to test technology that could someday be used to collect a mileage-based user fee.

Obama Administration to give $2.84 Billion Loan for an Oil Refinery…in Columbia
How many oil refineries could be built right here in America with a $2.84 Billion dollar loan?

Obama Administration Eases Pain Of Medicare Cuts
Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare will be getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Breakdown Draws Near
Things are certainly speeding up, and it is my conclusion that we are not more than a year away from the next major financial and economic disruption.

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops
The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations.

Paul Farrell On The 10 'Doomsday Trends' Set To Destroy America
Feeling like the daily dose of objective "truth" from Tim Geithner's latest media circuit has got you down? Fear not: here is MarketWatch's Paul Farrell summarizing the 10 ways in which the very system is destroying America, to lift your spirits up.

Exposed: New York Health Officials Ignore Own Fluoride Report, Continue To Lie About Fluoride Dangers
Twelve million New Yorkers, 8.4 million of which live in New York City (NYC), continue to involuntarily consume fluoridated water regularly, despite a report issued from the New York State Department of Health (DoH) back in 1990 which warned that the chemical additive is toxic.

TSA Now Targeting Travelers That Complain About TSA And Its Unconstitutional Procedures
Not content with simply groping travelers' private parts and sending travelers through cancer-inducing naked body scanners, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now targeting travelers that appear visibly upset with TSA, or that otherwise complain about the agency's heinous security procedures while standing in the security line.

Statins Cause Memory Loss, Depression
The growing list of serious negative side effects caused by statin drugs now includes memory loss and depression, according to a new study published in the Cochrane Library.

More than 7 million candles recalled for fire risk
More than 7 million candles are being recalled because of concerns the cup holding the candle could melt or catch fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the tea lights were sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brand names. They were sold at Home Goods, Target, Wegmans and other stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011.

Today In History - Tuesday - April 19, 2011
1764 - The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money.
1775 - The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, MA.
1802 - The Spanish reopened the New Orleans port to American merchants.
1839 - The Kingdom of Belgium was recognized by all the states of Europe when the Treaty of London was signed.
1852 - The California Historical Society was founded.
1861 - Thaddeus S. C. Lowe sailed 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC.
1861 - The Baltimore riots resulted in four Union soldiers and nine civilians killed.
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln ordered a blockade of Confederate ports.
1897 - The first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the first of its type in the U.S.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation that removed the U.S. from the gold standard.
1938 - General Francisco Franco declared victory in the Spanish Civil War.
1939 - Connecticut approved the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution after 148 years.
1951 - General Douglas MacArthur gave his "Old Soldiers" speech before the U.S. Congress. In the address General MacArthur said that "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."
1951 - Shigeki Tanaka won the Boston Marathon. Tanaka had survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, Japan during World War II.
1967 - Surveyor 3 landed on the moon and began sending photos back to the U.S.
1971 - Russia launched the Salyut into orbit around Earth. It was the first space station.
1975 - India launched its first satellite with aid from the USSR.
1982 - NASA named Sally Ride to be first woman astronaut.
1982 - NASA named Guion S. Bluford Jr. as the first African-American astronaut.
1982 - The U.S. announced a ban on U.S. tourist and business traval to Cuba. The U.S. charged the Cuban government with subversion in Central America.
1987 - The last California condor known to be in the wild was captured and placed in a breeding program at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
1989 - A giant asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of Earth.
1993 - The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb. It was the worst bombing on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and 500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.
2000 - The Oklahoma City National Memorial was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the bombing in Oklahoma that killed 168 people.
2002 - The USS Cole was relaunched. In Yemen, 17 sailors were killed when the ship was attacked by terrorists on October 12, 2000. The attack was blamed on Osama bin Laden's al -Qaida network.

Fresh Leak Fears As Japan Rocked By ANOTHER Earthquake
RADIATION levels around Japan’s stricken nuclear plant soared after another earthquake jolted the ­country yesterday.

Bretton Woods II - The Final Countdown
Charges of a conspiracy theory are a convenient pretext to dismiss criticism when the global financial elites meet to shape the next evolution of centralized control of all economic activity.

More potentially tainted medical products recalled
The new recall includes two types of products: wipes used to protect the skin before medical tapes and films are applied, and adhesive removers that can clean residues from the skin, according to the firm. The products, including UNI-SOLVE Adhesive Remover Wipes, are widely used by diabetics and others who require daily medication.

Global systemic crisis: Autumn 2011 – Budget/T-Bonds/Dollar, the three US crises which will cause the Very Serious Breakdown of the global economic, financial and monetary system.

Fires burn across Texas with no end in sight
Dozens of large fires continued to burn out of control Monday in Texas in what officials have described as unprecedented conditions that show no signs of abating soon.

Food: Biofuels Make A Comeback As Prices Rise
The combination of higher fuel prices and increased biofuel production, a main driver of the 2007/08 maize price hike, is back in the news because stocks are at their lowest levels in 30 years in the US, the world's largest exporter.

Debt: S&P Affirms US AAA Rating, Cuts Outlook To Negative
Standard & Poor's on Monday downgraded the outlook for the United States to negative, saying it believes there's a risk U.S. policymakers may not reach agreement on how to address the country's long-term fiscal pressures.

World Bank Presidents: 'One Shock Away From Crisis'
Robert Zoellick cited rising food prices as the main threat to poor nations who risk "losing a generation".

Syria City 'Boiling' After Security Forces Reportedly Kill 12 Protesters
Syrian forces killed 12 protesters overnight in the central city of Homs in clashes after the death of a tribal leader in custody, a rights campaigner in Homs said on Monday.

Wall Street Falls On Sovereign Fear
Wall Street fell more than 1 percent on Monday as sovereign debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic and China's monetary tightening hurt the outlook for global economic growth.

Cantor Call S&P Action 'Wakeup Call' On Debt Limit
House of Representatives Republican leader Eric Cantor on Monday called the Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. credit outlook "a wake-up call" against those seeking to "blindly increase" the U.S. debt limit.

Va. Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Storm
Dominion Virginia Power reports that an apparent tornado touched down on the switchyard supporting the Surry Power Station and the facility's access road Saturday.

Obama Ignores Spending Bill's 'Czar' Ban
President Obama "is planning to ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White House advisory posts," signing a statement in which he says has no obligation to comply, Politico reports.

EmSense Comes Up With EmBand Device To Track Your Brainwaves As You Watch TV
Would you feel comfortable if market researchers could know your every thought?
A headband designed by San Francisco firm EmSense can sense your brainwaves as you have reactions to watching something and then record the data for researchers.

CT Scans Used To Monitor Success Of Cancer Treatments Cause More Cancer
Men diagnosed with testicular cancer often choose to undergo regular computed tomography (CT) scans that monitor progress after treatment. But a new study published in the journal Cancer explains that these CT scans actually cause secondary cancers, and suggests that doctors consider this important fact before flippantly recommending it to their patients.

Discover The Amazing Power Of Maqui Berry, The Antioxidant Superfruit
Deep in the Patagonia region of southern Chile grows a wild berry known as maqui that natives have been eating for ages.

Today In History - Monday - April 18, 2011
1775 - American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that "the Regulars are coming out." Later, the phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere.
1791 - National Guardsmen prevented Louis XVI and his family from leaving Paris.
1818 - A regiment of Indians and blacks were defeated at the Battle of Suwann, in Florida, ending the first Seminole War.
1834 - William Lamb became prime minister of England.
1838 - The Wilkes' expedition to the South Pole set sail.
1847 - U.S. troops defeated almost 17,000 Mexican soldiers commanded by Santa Anna at Cerro Gordo. (Mexican-American War)
1895 - New York State passed an act that established free public baths.
1906 - San Francisco, CA, was hit with an earthquake. The original death toll was cited at about 700. Later information indicated that the death toll may have been 3 to 4 times the original estimate.
1910 - Walter R. Brookins made the first airplane flight at night.
1923 - Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa's band played the National Anthem.
1934 - The first Laundromat opened in Fort Worth, TX.
1937 - Leon Trotsky called for the overthrow of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
1938 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt threw out the first ball preceding the season opener between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.
1942 - James H. Doolittle and his squadron, from the USS Hornet, raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
1943 - Traveling in a bomber, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, was shot down by American P-38 fighters.
1945 - American war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima, off Okinawa. He was 44 years old.
1946 - The League of Nations was dissolved.
1950 - The first transatlantic jet passenger trip was completed.
1978 - The U.S. Senate approved the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999.
1983 - The U.S. Embassy in Beirut was blown up by a suicide car-bomber. 63 people were killed including 17 Americans.
1985 - Ted Turner filed for a hostile takeover of CBS.
1985 - Tulane University abolished its 72-year-old basketball program. The reason was charges of fixed games, drug abuse, and payments to players.
1989 - Thousands of Chinese students demanding democracy tried to storm Communist Party headquarters in Beijing.
2000 - The Nasdaq had the biggest one-day point gain in its history.
2002 - Actor Robert Blake and his bodyguard were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Blake's wife about a year before.
2002 - The city legislature of Berlin decided to make Marlene Dietrich an honorary citizen. Dietrich had gone to the United States in 1930. She refused to return to Germany after Adolf Hitler came to power.

20 Signs That A Horrific Global Food Crisis Is Coming
In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis.

Why We Are Totally Finished
Capitalism is what we should be relying on to fix our problems. Capitalism has it's own ecosystem, just like biology's ecosystem.

FDIC Failed Bank List - Whew! They had a busy weekend!

Dozens Dead After Storms Rip Through 6 States
A furious storm system that kicked up tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs has left dozens dead on a rampage that stretched for days as it barreled from Oklahoma to North Carolina and Virginia.

Swarm Of Quakes Have Experts Concerned
Nevada Seismologists are keeping a close eye on an area southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada where hundreds of earthquakes have been detected since Sunday.

Queensland Aftershocks To Last Days
The quake, the state's largest since 1935, was recorded 60 kilometres west of Bowen just after 3.30pm (AEST) Saturday, with aftershocks continuing last night.

Christchurch Earthquake Cuts Power
Christchurch was rocked yesterday by the biggest aftershock since the day of February's devastating quake.

Hundreds Of Aftershocks Worsen Japan's Quake Trauma
Hundreds of aftershocks have rocked the ground and frayed nerves in the five weeks since Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, forcing survivors to relive the terror almost daily.

Japan Nuclear Plant's Owner Says Crisis Won't Be Resolved For 6 - 9 Months
The owner of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant announced Sunday a long-term plan to contain radioactive leaks and bring the crisis under control within six to nine months.

Future Farm: A Sunless, Rainless Room Indoors
The perfect crop field could be inside a windowless building with meticulously controlled light, temperature, humidity, air quality and nutrition. It could be in a New York high-rise, a Siberian bunker or a sprawling complex in the Saudi desert.

Massive Fish Kill In Lake Champlain
Quite a sight along the shores of Lake Champlain-- there's been a massive fish kill. Alewives have washed ashore at the sandbar in Milton. Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists estimate that tens of thousands of the nonnative species have died due to stress caused by frigid temperatures.

Security And Defense: Preparing For War On All Fronts
The IDF has drawn up a comprehensive multi-year strategy; planners hope their prudence will help protect Israel from all fresh dangers.

Libyan Troops Shell Rebel-Held City
Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are shelling the rebel-held city of Ajdabiya, a strategic eastern town that has been the scene of intense fighting in recent weeks.

Smoke At Another Japan Nuclear Plant
Smoke briefly rose Saturday from a control panel at a Japanese nuclear power plant operated by the same company battling to stop radiation seeping from a quake-stricken facility, a report said

White House Draft Bill Expands DHS Cyber Responsibilities
Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

Nearly Half Of US Meat Tainted With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
There may be scores of drug-resistant bacteria lurking in your grocery meat aisle.

Prostitution, Pot Legislation Could Make Detroit Attractive
Could Detroit be the new Amsterdam -- a city where prostitution and marijuana are both legalized to help attract young people and turn the troubled city’s prospects around?

Hawaii, Other States, Form Caucus To Oppose TSA Intrusions
Believing that the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has gone too far in an assault on individual and states rights, a new, national, bipartisan legislative caucus is emerging to take action.

Colorado Man Claims He Was 'Sexually Assaulted' By TSA
Geoff Biddulph of Berthoud, Colo. is a frequent flyer. He travels at least 30 times a year for business and has been "pat down" by airport security all across the world.

Dull Market Could Get Rocked If Oil Keeps Rising
With market complacency and optimism both nearing levels unseen since before the financial crisis, the market either has A) put the damage of the past two and a half years behind it, or B) is setting up for a fall.

With Superbugs Contaminating Fresh Meat, The Truth Comes Out About The FDA Food Safety Bill
Remember all the hubbub about the S.510 "Food Safety Bill" and how it would make your food safe to eat?

Rising Food Costs Spur Massive US Theft Of Produce, Meat
Forget diamonds and cash. Rapid inflation and the tanking US economy have birthed a whole new wave of organized crime involving food.

Incurable Brain Tumor Breakthrough - St John's Wort Compound Discovered As Promising Treatment
Around 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a malignant glioma every year.

USDA Team Identifies Improved Bacterial Strain That Helps Control Crop, Garden Pests Naturally
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have made an interesting and noteworthy discovery concerning the use of soil bacteria in controlling crop pests.

Vitamin D Helps Diabetics Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
An Iranian study has found yet another way natural way by which diabetics can help keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Vermont Lawmakers Draft Amendment To Stop Corporations From Being Considered 'People'
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations are essentially the same as people, and are thus free under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to participate in "electioneering communications," or political advertising and contribution campaigns.

GSK Study Suggests Its Antidepressant Drugs Cause Suicidal Tendencies
A new study released by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) suggests that its very own antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and tendencies among adult patients.

Armed Agents Kidnap Child From Mother Who Used Holistic Treatments Instead Of Pharmaceutical Drugs To Treat Condition
Maryanne Godboldo of Detroit, Mich., recently learned the hard way that freedom of choice in medicine is no longer tolerated by the medical mafia in the supposed "land of the free."

Radiation Disease - Here Are The Symptoms And Causes
What does radiation do to us? It burns the cells, kind of like burning down a house. It is well known that radiation burns our cells by creating too much free radical damage.

Nevada SB 412 To Make Felons Out Of Natural Health Practitioners
Not quite successful in handing our right to choose the healthcare of our choice over to international interests including Codex Alimentarius, “Dirty Harry” is now stepping aside in this assault on our rights and handing the next assault over to Republicans who are happily complying. (And you thought there were two political parties!)

Jim Grant On Inflation: 'There Will Be A Lot Of It Suddenly' Because Our Interest Rate Structure Is Beyond Strange
One of our favorite economic commentators - Jim Grant of Grant's Interest Rate Observer - was on Consuelo Mack continuing his ongoing crusade against Ben Bernanke's lunacy, and the monetary central planning of the Federal Reserve, particularly focusing on the topic of pernicious inflation which for good reason has received much attention of the past year.

Today In History - Friday - April 15, 2011
1850 - The city of San Francisco was incorporated.
1861 - U.S. President Lincoln mobilized the Federal army.
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.
1871 - "Wild Bill" Hickok became the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1880 - William Gladstone became Prime Minister of England.
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.
1917 - The British defeated the Germans at the battle of Arras.
1923 - Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1940 - French and British troops landed at Narvik, Norway.
1945 - During World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
1952 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed the official Japanese peace treaty.
1952 - The first B-52 prototype was tested in the air.
1956 - The worlds’ first, all-color TV station was dedicated. It was WNBQ-TV in Chicago and is now WMAQ-TV.
1956 - General Motors announced that the first free piston automobile had been developed.
1959 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro began a U.S. goodwill tour.
1986 - U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5, 1986.
1987 - In Northhampton, MA, Amy Carter, Abbie Hoffman and 13 others were acquitted on civil disobedience charges related with a CIA protest.
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.
1998 - Pol Pot died at the age of 73. The leader of the Khmer Rouge regime thereby evaded prosecution for the deaths of 2 million Cambodians.
2000 - 600 anti-IMF (International Monetary Fund) protesters were arrested in Washington, DC, for demonstrating without a permit.

Tepco To Compensate Nuclear Evacuees, Funding Uncertain
Tepco, the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, aims to begin making preliminary compensation payments to evacuees and residents of the area around the facility next week. The utility's president Masataka Shimizu said up to 50,000 households will be eligible for the first payments, which are expected to total around Y50 billion.

Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy: no let-up in Libya until Gaddafi departs
President Obama today signals the return of America to the forefront of the international effort in Libya, writing a joint article with David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy in which the three leaders commit their countries to pursue military action until Colonel Gaddafi has been removed.

Public outcry leads to passage of amended SB 31 bill in North Carolina House, now on to Senate
thanks to your support in bombarding the NC General Assembly with calls and letters of opposition, Rep. Jennifer Weiss from NC's 35th district issued an amendment to the bill that was passed in the NC House last week by a vote of 112 - 5. And today, the NC Senate is set to vote, and most like pass, the amended version of SB 31.

Contrary to what they are telling us now...All Levels Of Radiation Confirmed To Cause Cancer
Washington, DC July 30, 2005 The National Academies of Science released an over 700-page report yesterday on the risks from ionizing radiation. The BEIR VII or seventh Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation report on "Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation" reconfirmed the previous knowledge that there is no safe level of exposure to radiation—that even very low doses can cause cancer. Risks from low dose radiation are equal or greater than previously thought. The committee reviewed some additional ways that radiation causes damage to cells.

Fierce Drought Hurts Farmers In The Southwest
DALLAS—A scorching drought in much of the Southwest is hurting farmers across several states and potentially crimping supplies of crops and cattle.

Wells Fargo Tests Microchip Credit Cards for Globetrotting Clients
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), the U.S. bank with the most branches, is testing microchip-embedded credit cards with frequent travelers to address complaints of customers who have trouble using their cards abroad. The pilot program announced today marks the first effort by a major U.S. bank to deploy Visa Inc. (V) credit cards with so-called EMV-chip technology, which has become a standard in Europe and much of the rest of the world, according to San Francisco-based Wells Fargo.
*** Related Article: JPMorgan Pushes Microchip Cards in Race With Wells Fargo

Banks to Pay Victims of Botched Foreclosures in Settlement With Regulators
The 14 largest U.S. mortgage servicers must pay back homeowners for losses from foreclosures or loans that were mishandled in the wake of the housing collapse, the first of a set of sanctions regulators are seeking against the companies. The settlement announced today between servicers and banking regulators could help the U.S. Justice Department determine the size and scope of fines for the flawed practices, regulators said.

VIDEO: The Looting of America: Catherine Austin Fitts
Catherine Austin Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government goffers in the 90's and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.

Texas Ports Might Be Turned Over To The Chinese?
I wonder who hires these idiots to do these economic studies recommending our ports be outsourced to private operators.Especially if they are owned by a foreign power called China.

Banks Face $3.6 Trillion 'Wall' Of Maturing Debt
The world's banks face a $3.6 trillion "wall of maturing debt" in the next two years and must compete with debt-laden governments to secure financing, the IMF warned on Wednesday.

Fed's Exit Doors Close: Inflationary Spiral Ahead
The pressure for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates to put a damper on inflation is growing strong.

Japan's Nuclear Volcano Erupts
Shares plunged across Europe and Asia on Tuesday as the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant deepened and Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the atomic alert level to its highest rating.

Suicide Rates In US Increase As Economy Fails
Suicide rates in the U.S. tend to rise during recessions and fall amid economic booms, according to study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

House Approves FY 2011 Spending Bill In 260-167 Bipartisan Vote
The House on Thursday passed a bill reflecting last week's agreement to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2011 by a 260-167 vote in which most Republicans supported it and most Democrats opposed it.

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise; PPI Claims
New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, bouncing back above the key 400,000 level, while core producer prices clumbed faster than expected in March, government reports showed on Thursday.

Gold, Silver Surge On Higher Unemployment Claims
Gold and silver prices surged Thursday after the government reported higher wholesale prices and a jump in first-time applications for unemployment benefits.

Super Bug Breakthrough - Manuka Honey May Reverse Antibiotic Resistance
In less than a week, three different research studies have been released about antibiotic-resistant super bugs. Two were issued as nothing less than dire warnings.

CI Files Legal Complaint Against Herbruck's Poultry Ranch For Violating Organic Standards
The growing popularity of organic food over the past several decades has positively led to both increased availability and affordability. It has also, however, led to the emergence of "organic" factory farm imposters trying to take advantage of the system by cutting corners and selling not-so-organic products.

Choose Organics To Avoid Artificial Dyes, Pesticides Linked To ADHD
The US food supply is riddled with petroleum-based, artificial food dyes and synthetic chemical pesticides, both of which have been linked to causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems in children.

Aspirin, Ibuprofen Linked To Erectile Dysfunction
A new study published in The Journal of Urology says that men who regularly take over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen and aspirin are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) than men who do not take the drugs.

Woman Convicted Of Murder Could Face Life In Prison For Trying To Protect Her Autistic Son From Chemotherapy
The US justice system has turned over a new leaf in judicial insanity with the recent murder conviction of Kristen LaBrie, a 38-year-old woman whose autistic son died of cancer in 2009.

Fukushima Groundwater Radiation Level Jumps Several Dozen Times In One Week, More Measurement Devices 'Fail'
TEPCO continues to be stuck between a rock and a liquid place. Following recent efforts to stop the spillage of radioactive water into the ocean, the pseudo-nationalized utility is now experiencing the aftermath of radioactive water retention.

Today In History - Thursday - April 14, 2011
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.
1902 - James Cash (J.C.) Penney opened his first retail store in Kemmerer, WY. It was called the Golden Rule Store.
1910 - U.S. President William Howard Taft threw out the first ball for the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.
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 700 survived.
1918 - The U.S. First Aero Squadron engaged in America's first aerial dogfight with enemy aircraft over Toul, France.
1925 - WGN became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game. The Cubs beat the Pirates 8-2.
1946 - The civil war between Communists and nationalist resumed in China.
1953 - Viet Minh invaded Laos with 40,00 troops.
1956 - Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA, demonstrated the first commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture.
1959 - The Taft Memorial Bell Tower was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1969 - For the first time, a major league baseball game was played in Montreal, Canada.
1981 - America's first space shuttle, Columbia, returned to Earth after a three-day test flight. The shuttle orbited the Earth 36 times during the mission.
1985 - The Russian paper "Pravda" called U.S. President Reagan's planned visit to Bitburg to visit the Nazi cemetery an "act of blasphemy".
1986 - U.S. President Reagan announced the U.S. air raid on military and terrorist related targets in Libya.
1987 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev proposed banning all missiles from Europe.
1988 - Representatives from the U.S.S.R., Pakistan, Afghanistan and the U.S. signed an agreement that called for the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan starting on May 15. The last Soviet troop left Afghanistan on February 15, 1989.
1988 - In New York, real estate tycoons Harry and Leona Helmsley were indicted for income tax evasion.
1990 - Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles began a streak of 95 errorless games and 431 total chances by a shortstop.
1994 - Two American F-15 warplanes inadvertently shot down two U.S. helicopters over northern Iraq. 26 people were killed including 15 Americans.
1998 - The state of Virginia ignored the requests from the World Court and executed a Paraguayan for the murder of a U.S. woman.
1999 - Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching its rival neighbor India.
2000 - After five years of deadlock, Russia approved the START II treaty that calls for the scrapping of U.S. and Russian nuclear warheads. The Russian government warned it would abandon all arms-control pacts if Washington continued with an anti-missile system.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush sent a letter of congratulations to JCPenny's associates for being in business for 100 years. James Cash (J.C.) Penney had opened his first retail store on April 14, 1902.
2002 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to office two days after being arrested by his country's military.
2008 - Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced they were combining.

Obama Outlines New Deficit-Reduction Plan, Slams GOP
Drawing a clear line between his budget priorities and a proposal pitched by Republicans, President Obama outlined a new spending plan Wednesday which he claimed would cut the deficit by $4 trillion within 12 years with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases on the families making more than $250,000.

$38 Billion In Cuts? Make That $353 Million
Yesterday the media had a field day when it was uncovered that the hard fought $38 billion in budget "cuts" which almost caused America to shut down were in reality $14 billion. We, thus, can't wait to find out what the response will be when it is uncovered that the actual cuts were... $353 million. Yes: the ongoing functioning of the government was a pawn in a soap opera whose benefit to the US debt is $353 million, or about what Goldman's trading desk makes in less than one day.

5 Shocking Examples Of Government Corruption That Will Blow Your Mind
At times it really is breathtaking how corrupted the U.S. government has become. Government corruption has become so endemic in our society that most people have just kind of accepted it as "normal".

U.S. doing limited airstrikes for NATO in Libya
The Pentagon revealed for the first time Wednesday that U.S. fighter jets have continued to strike Libyan air defenses after turning the mission over to NATO.

Fed penalizes 10 banks on mortgage practices
The Federal Reserve said it's taken enforcement action against 10 banks over "a pattern of misconduct and negligence related to deficient practices in residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing. These deficiencies represent significant and pervasive compliance failures and unsafe and unsound practices at these institutions."

Black Raspberries May Prevent Colon Cancer
Next time you make a fruit salad-why not toss in some black raspberries? It turns out that these sweet little berries may play a key role in preventing colon cancer, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study that was reported in a recent issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

Gov't orders 14 lenders to reimburse homeowners
The federal government on Wednesday ordered 16 of the nation's largest mortgage lenders and servicers to reimburse homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon. Government regulators also directed the financial firms to hire auditors to determine how many homeowners could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010.

Pirate attacks hit an all-time high worldwide
Piracy hit an all-time high worldwide in the first three months of 2011 led by a surge in incidents off the coast of Somalia, a maritime watchdog said Thursday.
*** Related Article: World sea attacks surge with more violent pirates - 142 attacks in the first quarter this year!

VIDEO: Ground Is Swaying In Japan - Liquification - About To Go Under

Fukushima Meltdown Could Trigger Atomic Explosion
A British professor and expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation told Alex Jones today evidence points toward a nuclear explosion occurring at the Fukushima Daiichi complex.

Extreme Weather Dominates Central Plans
Two distinctly different weather patterns are playing out this spring in the Central Plains states, with flooding to the far north and drought and wild fires in the south. Both conditions provide significant concerns for the coming growing season.

Scientists Puzzled By Giant Whirlpools That Have Appeared In The Atlantic Ocean
U.S. scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname.

Crops Or Cattle?
The Department of Agriculture predicts cattle prices will rise 20 percent in 2011 over last year.

Commodities Plummet On Demand Worries
Commodities plunged amid a rising chorus of analysts warning that high prices were eating into demand.

Ahmadinejad: Israel, US Plotting Iranian-Arabian Conflict
In public speech, Iranian president says he envisions new Middle East without presence of Israel, US and their allies.

Emerging Economies Face Watershed Moment At Summit
The leaders of the world's largest emerging economies gather this week in southern China for what could be a watershed moment in their quest for a bigger say in the global financial architecture.

Children Told To Be Tested For HIV After Flu Vaccine Reused
A clinic in Northern Colorado is advising parents of children who received a pediatric flu shot from their offices to get tested for some blood-borne diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C after their vaccine syringes were shared between patients.

Libya: Increased Airstrikes, Ground Troops, Contractors, Civilians Killed, Deadly DU Munitions
The globalist coalition refers to it as ‘kinetic military action’, yet as more civilians are killed in NATO bombings, and with experts adamant that deadly Depleted Uranium weapons are being used by Western forces, the conflict in Libya looks a hell of a lot like the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq all over again.

The False Prophet Of Obama And His Ministry Of Economic Voodoo
A mugger confronts a business man walking down the street, flashing a sharp knife. "Give me all your money. I've got kids to feed," he insists.

Vitamin D Deficiency Inhibits Lung Growth, Function
Australian researchers have identified a clear link between vitamin D deficiency and inhibited lung function. Published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new study reveals that inadequate circulating blood levels of vitamin D are responsible for both altered lung structure and decreased lung function.

Amid Global Meltdowns, What Is The Half Life Of The US Government's Fiscal Solvency?
Thanks to the recent (and laughable) "largest annual spending cut in history" announced by Obama and Boehner, it is now abundantly evident that the U.S. government is headed toward a complete economic meltdown that will make Fukushima look chilly by comparison. While cesium-137 may have a half-life of 30 years, and iodine-131 a half-life of 8 days, if the U.S. government continues on its current path of spending trillions of dollars it doesn't have, the half-life of the value of a dollar may soon be measured in hours.

Today In History - Wednesday - April 13, 2011
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 Bengal, India.
1808 - William "Juda" Henry Lane perfected the tap dance.
1829 - The English Parliament granted freedom of religion to Catholics.
1849 - The Hungarian Republic was proclaimed.
1860 - The first mail was delivered via Pony Express when a westbound rider arrived in Sacramento, CA from St. Joseph, MO.
1861 - After 34 hours of bombardment, the Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates.
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.
1919 - British forces killed hundreds of Indian nationalists in the Amritsar Massacre.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial.
1945 - Vienna fell to Soviet troops.
1949 - Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortizone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
1970 - An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing.
1972 - The first strike in the history of major league baseball ended. Players had walked off the field 13 days earlier.
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.
1990 - The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest. The Soviets had previously blamed the massacre on the Nazis.
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.
1999 - Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, MI, to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk. Youk's assisted suicide was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes" in 1998.
2002 - Twenty-five Hindus were killed and about 30 were wounded when grenades were thrown by suspected Islamic guerrillas near Jammu-Kashir.
2002 - Venezuela's interim president, Pedro Carmona, resigned a day after taking office. Thousands of protesters had supported over the ousting of president Hugo Chavez.

Couple Heads Off Foreclosure by Fighting Back
Elghossain of North Brunswick, N.J., a real estate broker who raised four children in the bi-level home, pictured left, used his industry knowledge to fight his case in court without a lawyer after he noticed that the servicer of the loan that sent him the notice of intent to foreclose was not the lender that owned his loan. Read More...

UN Document Would Give 'Mother Earth' Same Rights As Humans
Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

Natural bioflavonoids kill hepatitis C virus
A new study just released shows that nature seems to be able to do what Big Pharma can't -- kill the virus without damaging cells in the body. Scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that two plant-derived bioflavonoids, catechin and naringenin, display powerful antiviral activity on tissue culture infected with hepatitis C.

Predator drone may have killed US troops
The military is investigating what appears to be the first case of American troops killed by a missile fired from a U.S. drone.
The investigation is looking into the deaths of a Marine and a Navy medic killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator after they apparently were mistaken for insurgents in southern Afghanistan last week, two senior U.S. defense officials said Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Bees 'Entomb' Pesticide-Tainted Pollen In Effort To Protect Themselves From Extinction
A crucial lifeblood to agriculture, bees continue to face threats of extinction by things like pollution and pesticides, both of which are implicated in causing mass bee die-offs, also known as "colony collapse disorder" or CCD (

Banks gone wild - The temporarily embarrassed millionaire syndrome. Bailout recipient JP Morgan Chase pays CEO what amounts to 843 times the median US household income
The CEO of JP Morgan, one of the big beneficiaries of the bailouts, received in his total compensation 843 times the median household income of the United States. This is where things stand. And how many people is JP Morgan kicking out of homes this year? How about the WaMu portfolio with all those toxic loans. What about the service fees now charged to customers in onerous ways? This is what we reward in America.

Applebee's Changes Beverage Policy After Tot Was Served Alcohol
Fifteen-month-old Dominic Dill-Reese began acting strangely shortly after a few sips from his cup during a family outing at Applebee’s. “He was a little out there,” said the boy’s mother, Taylor Dill-Reese. ”He was saying ‘hi and bye’ to the walls and he eventually laid his head down on the table, and we thought that maybe he was just sleepy.” Turns out the tot was mistakenly served an alcohol-infused margarita mix.

DEA Raids Walled Lake Medical Marijuana Facility
A Walled Lake medical marijuana dispensary was raided by federal agents Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rich Isaacson told WWJ Newsradio 950 agents executed a search warrant at the Caregivers of America facility on Decker Road.

When Will The Gold Bull Market End?
The fact that the gold investment theme does not yet show any signs of being in a bubble is one reason to expect that gold's bull market is not close to an end. There is no guarantee that it will become a bubble, but under the current monetary system it is 'par for the course' for a long-term bull market to evolve into an investment bubble before it ends.

Japan Raises Nuclear Alert Level To Seven
Japan is to raise the nuclear alert level at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to a maximum seven, putting the emergency on a par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

'End Of The World' Inflation: 47% In Six Months
Back in October, Zero Hedge discussed a Costco offer for Shelf-Reliance THRIVE's one year's supply of dehydrated, freeze dried food, better known as "apocalypse rations."

Japan Quake's Economic Impact Worse Than First Thought
The economic damage from Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami last month is likely to be worse than first thought as power shortages curtail factory output and disrupt supply chains, the country's economics minister warned on Tuesday.

Oil Hit by Goldman Warnings; Stocks Fall
Oil prices dropped sharply for a second day on Tuesday, and helped drag stock prices down around the world, after Goldman Sachs warned that crude prices had gotten ahead of fundamentals and were set to fall.

Egypt's Mubarak In Hospital After Questioning
Egypt's former president was admitted to hospital on Tuesday after suffering heart problems during questioning over the killing of protesters and embezzling of public funds, state television reported.

GMO's Linked To Organ Disruption In 19 Studies
A new paper shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys.

Strain From Japan Earthquake May Lead To More Seismic Trouble, Scientists Say
Japan won’t stop shaking. One month after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the nation rode out yet another powerful aftershock Monday, the second in four days. This one rattled buildings in Tokyo and briefly cut power to the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima.

Yellowstone Plume: 400 Miles Long, Larger Than Thought
Using an analysis of the electrical conductivity of the Yellowstone volcano, researchers at the University of Utah say the plume is larger than previously assumed, descending at a 40-degree tilt from Yellowstone National Park and extending some 400 miles from east to west.

White House Warns Of Armageddon And Congress Warns Of Worldwide Depression UNLESS Debt Ceiling Is Raised
And now, as if on cue, the White House just warned America that failing to raise the $14.29 trillion US debt limit would spark “Armageddon-like” consequences for the US economy.

Conservatives' Criticism Of Budget Compromise Growing
With the 2011 budget battle nearly behind them, Republicans are eager to begin pressing for their 2012 budget blueprint, which would cut spending by more than $4 trillion over the next decade and revamp Medicare and Medicaid.

Europeans Warned To Avoid Drinking Milk Or Eating Vegetables Due To High Radiation Levels
The radiation risk from Fukushima is "no longer negligable," says CRIIRAD, the French research authority on radioactivity.

Fukushima Radiation Taints US Milk Supplies At %300 Higher Than EPA Maximums
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima Daiichia nuclear fallout.

Public School Bans Students From Bringing Lunches From Home, Forces Them To Eat Cafeteria Food
Individual responsibility and personal freedom are becoming a thing of the past in the nation's public schools, as strict control over what students can and cannot eat -- or bring to school to eat -- escalates to near-dictatorial levels.

Researchers Discover Bacteria Responsible For Spawning Deadly 'Super Superbugs' In New Dehli Water Supply
Tens of millions of Indians are regularly being exposed to a very serious "superbug" gene through their water supplies, says a new study published in the journal The Lancet.

Cancer-Detecting Dogs Could Be Coming To A Hospital Near You
Emerging cancer screening methods could soon be as simple as asking your best furry friend if you have the disease.

Today In History - Tuesday - April 12, 2011
1770 - The British Parliament repealed the Townsend Acts.
1782 - The British navy won its only naval engagement against the colonists in the American Revolution at the Battle of Saints, off Dominica.
1811 - The first colonists arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington.
1864 - Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest captured Fort Pillow, in Tennessee and slaughters the black Union troops there.
1877 - A catcher's mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng.
1892 - Voters in Lockport, New York, became the first in the U.S. to use voting machines.
1911 - Pierre Prier completed the first non-stop London-Paris flight in three hours and 56 minutes.
1916 - American cavalrymen and Mexican bandit troops clashed at Parrel, Mexico.
1927 - The British Cabinet came out in favor of women voting rights.
1938 - The first U.S. law requiring a medical test for a marriage license was enacted in New York.
1944 - The U.S. Twentieth Air Force was activated to begin the strategic bombing of Japan.
1945 - In New York, the organization of the first eye bank, the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, was announced.
1945 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Spring, GA. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Harry S Truman became president.
1955 - The University of Michigan Polio Vaccine Evaluation Center announced that the polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was "safe, effective and potent."
1981 - The space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL, on its first test flight.
1984 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger made the first satellite repair in orbit by returning the Solar Max satellite to space.
1985 - U.S. Senator Jake Garn of Utah became the first senator to fly in space as the shuttle Discovery lifted off from Cape Canaveral, FL.
1987 - Texaco filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it failed to settle a legal dispute with Pennzoil Co.
1988 - Harvard University won a patent for a genetically altered mouse. It was the first patent for a life form.
1989 - In the U.S.S.R, ration cards were issued for the first time since World War II. The ration was prompted by a sugar shortage.
2000 - Israel's High Court ordered the release of eight Lebanese detainees that had been held for years without a trial.
2002 - It was announced that the South African version of "Sesame Street" would be introducing a character that was HIV-positive.
2002 - JCPenney Chairman Allen Questrom rang the opening bell to start the business day at the New York Stock Exchange as part of the company's centennial celebrations. James
Cash (J.C.) Penney opened his first retail store on April 14, 1902.

'He was born in Hawaii': Obama's sister attacks birther movement as she promotes book for TV interview
The sister of Barack Obama has hit back at birthers who continue to argue the President was not born in Hawaii, saying it is time to put the argument to bed. Maya Soetoro-Ng, 40, who campaigned alongside her older brother when he was running for president in 2008, backed her brother in an interview for CNN due to be aired tonight.

Trump is correct, Barry Soetoro, AKA Obama is hiding something in his past that is very bad... and it may not be his citizenship. (Trump would not say this if he did not know something and he has the money to get the dirt...) Read More...

Trump Rides Issue Of Obama's Birth Certificate
Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trump is riding doubts about President Obama’s birth certificate to the front of the party’s presidential contender field, the latest sign that the long-standing fringe controversy is going mainstream.

Petition demanding birth certificate surges past 500,000
Now he's been in office some 14 months – not quite one-third of his term as president – and more than 500,000 people have signed a petition demanding to see the proof.

The Obama Regime Gives Itself Permission To Wage Unlimited War
The United States Constitution, as the Obama Regime pretends to understand it, is a most peculiar document, one that is actually enhanced by the criminal actions of public officials who brazenly violate its most explicit provisions. Read More...

What's Really Going On With Gabby Giffords?
Three months after the Arizona attack that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a coma, she is walking, talking, and wants to attend her husband’s space shuttle launch. But will she ever fully recover? In this week’s Newsweek, Peter J. Boyer has the untold story of the congresswoman’s struggle.
*** Related Article: Click Here to read Peter J. Boyer's Full Report

65 Ways That Everything That You Think That You Own Is Being Systematically Taken Away From You
Everything that you own is slowly being taken away from you. It is being done purposely and it is being done by design.

Next Economic Stimulus: Everything 20 Percent Off
Here’s where Seidman and Lewis’ idea comes in. Instead of sending money to taxpayers in the hopes of sparking spending, the government would instead set a federal discount that would lower prices on goods and reimburse retailers the amount of that discount. For instance, if, as the authors recommend, the government sets a 20 percent discount, retailers would slash their prices 20 percent — with the expectation that the government would reimburse retailers every dollar of that discount for every item it sold.

France bans Muslim full-face veil
Police in France, home to Europe's biggest Muslim population, arrested two protesters wearing niqab veils on Monday after a ban on full-face coverings went into effect.

Monsanto’s Fishy “Omega-3” Soy
Misleading media reports on new GM soybeans help the biotech/agri-business giant lead consumers astray...

Japan to raise Fukushima crisis level to worst
The Japanese government's nuclear safety agency has decided to raise the crisis level of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident from 5 to 7, the worst on the international scale. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency made the decision on Monday. It says the damaged facilities have been releasing a massive amount of radioactive substances, which are posing a threat to human health and the environment over a wide area.

'Rock vomit' invades Alaska harbor
Researchers in Alaska are planning a strategy to attack an invasive species with a heck of a nasty nickname: rock vomit. Known scientifically as Didemnum vexillum, it's a type of sea squirt discovered in a harbor near Sitka last June — the first confirmation of the non-native anywhere in Alaska

Bill Gross Is Now Short US Debt, Hikes Cash To $73 Billion, An All Time Record
A month ago, Zero Hedge first reported that Bill Gross had taken the stunning decision to bring his Treasury exposure from 12% to 0%: a move which many interpreted as just business, and not personal: after all Pimco had previously telegraphed its disgust with US paper, and was merely mitigating its exposure.

Japan Warns Of Massive earthquake And Volcanic Explosion After April 7 Earthquake
Japan's Meteorological Agency on Friday warned the country's 20 volcanoes has become alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan.

Plutonium And Uranium Detected
This has been one of the most difficult blog entries we’ve written. In order to gather the most thorough evidence to date, we poured through countless news stories from Japan and the World, as well as official press releases from TEPCO, NRC documents, Areva status documents, and a JAIF report in order to determine the truth at Fukushima.

Magnitude 6.6 - Quake Jolts Japan Coast
Fires burned in northeastern Japan Monday evening after a powerful earthquake rattled the region on the one-month anniversary of the country's devastating 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami.

Strawberries, Mushrooms With Cesium-137 Found In Northern California; 5of 6 Items In Food Chain Sampling Test Have Radioactive Particles
Six items were tested: spinach, strawberries, cilantro, topsoil, grass, and mushrooms. Measured in Becquerel per kilogram.

Shocker! On His Own, Judge Demands Homeschool Student IDs
A Mississippi state judge has issued an order to public school attendance officers in his judicial district to provide the names of all homeschoolers there, prompting alarm at the Home School Legal Defense Association, which fights for the rights of homeschooling worldwide.

April Whiteout Closes Interstate
A spring snowstorm that moved through the Flagstaff region Saturday dropped about a foot of snow and caused the partial closure of Interstate 17 for eight hours before moving on at nightfall.

Wheat Crop Devastated By Extreme Oklahoma Drought
Counties across Oklahoma are seeing severe drought conditions. The drought is the worst the state has seen since the 1920s.

Man Sexually Transmits Insect-Borne Disease
Scientists think they may have documented the first case of a sexually transmitted insect-borne disease, according to a study in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Salt Lake City Goes Wallet-Free With Isis
Operator consortium Isis has selected Salt Lake City as its flagship deployment to show the rest of the USA what NFC can do for them.

Nuclear Nightmare On Great Lakes
The Great Lakes of North America make up 20% of the Earth's fresh surface water.

Ahmadinejad: 'A Middle East Without Israel And America Now Possible'
In his first press conference of the new year 1390 [Iranian New Year was on March 21] which took place on Monday evening, April 4th, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asserted that a new Middle East, without the specter of the Zionist regime, America and its proxies, is taking shape.

South Under Heavy Assault: IDF Hits Back
Major escalation overnight, southern Israel under heavy fire: The Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted several Grad rockets fired at Beersheba, southern Israel’s largest city, and at the town of Ofakim early Saturday.

Trump: Obama Is To Blame For High Oil Prices
Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up.

Gas Prices Climbing Toward $5 Gallon
At one time, $5 per gallon gas seemed like a farfetched idea, but that is no longer the case.

Thermal Cameras Show Too Much?
A thermal imaging project in the city of Boston has been put on hold because of privacy concerns.

Chevy Recalls Cruze After A Steering Wheel Falls Off
Imagine turning your car’s steering wheel, or giving it a gentle tug, and having it break away from the steering column. Now you’re speeding along holding the suddenly useless wheel.

Possible Seven Wisconsin Tornadoes May Be Record
A powerful storm system that moved through the nation's midsection over the weekend caused what may be a record-breaking seven tornadoes in Wisconsin, officials said Monday.

Iranian Students Hurl Firebombs At Saudi Embassy
Scores of Iranian students have attacked the Saudi Arabian embassy with firebombs to protest the Gulf country's role in cracking down on anti-government protesters in Bahrain.

Soros: US Could 'Absorb More Debt'
"The country could, actually, absorb some more debt in order to get the economy going," George Soros told Bloomberg television over the weekend.

Gaddafi Government Accepts Truce Plan, Says Zuma
A rebel spokesman said any deal designed to keep Colonel Gaddafi or his sons in place would not be acceptable

Little Iceland Panics Big Banks
Iceland Says No ... The island nation may serve as an example for those who want capitalists to operate at their own risk.

Ivory Coast's Gbago Captured By French Troops
Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo was arrested on Monday after French armored vehicles closed in on the compound where he has been holed up in a bunker.

The Memo That 'Proves Aliens Landed At Roswell' Released Online By The FBI
A bizarre memo that appears to prove that aliens did land in New Mexico prior to 1950 has been published by the FBI.

Why Is The Fed Bailing Out Gaddafi?
Barack Obama recently issued an executive order imposing a wave of sanctions against Libya, not only freezing Libyan assets, but barring Americans from having business dealings with Libyan banks.

No End In Sight For Fukushima Disaster As Bureaucrats Battle The Laws Of Physics
As the famous physicist Dr. Michio Kaku said on April 4th, "The situation at Fukushima is relatively stable now... in the same way that you are stable if you hang by your fingernails off a cliff, and your fingernails begin to break one by one." (

The People Of Japan
In Japan today we are witnessing a noble people being put to the test.

Sperm Counts Continue To Plummet, Say Researchers
Environmental pollution, plastic chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, unhealthy diets, radiation-emitting technologies -- these and many other factors are contributing to an epidemic decline in sperm counts among modern men, say researchers.

NYC Restaurants Defy Government Reassurances About Fukushima By Voluntarily Testing Fish For Radiation
Not content with the official government story that the unfolding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear fallout is of no concern to Americans, some New York City restaurant owners are voluntarily having their fish stocks tested for certain radioactive isotopes.

Mainstream Media Regurgitates Exact Same News On Fukushima, Word For Word
Where can you go to find "trusted" news about Fukushima?

Common Amphetamine Drugs Linked To Parkinson's Disease
A new study to be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology says that users of amphetamine drugs like benzedrine and dexedrine have a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Many Eco-Friendly Bulbs Contain Toxic Chemicals
Though the notion now borders on political incorrectness among many environmentalists, the simple incandescent light bulb is still the cleanest, most non-toxic form of consumer lighting available.

Extreme Weather Taking A Huge Toll On Global Food Production
An increase in the prevalence of extreme weather events due to global warming will seriously affect global food production worldwide, climate and agriculture experts are increasingly warning.

You Can Literally Spice Up Your Love Life With Spices
Drugs for pumping up sex lives come with a long list of potentially bothersome and even dangerous side effects.

Today In History - Monday - April 11, 2011
1783 - After receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13, the U.S. Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain.
1814 - Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne. He was banished to the island of Elba.
1876 - The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized.
1895 - Anaheim, CA, completed its new electric light system.
1898 - U.S. President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war with Spain.
1899 - The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.
1921 - Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
1921 - The first live sports event on radio took place this day on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.
1941 - Germany bombers blitzed Conventry, England.
1945 - U.S. troops reached the Elbe River in Germany.
1945 - During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.
1951 - U.S. President Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur as head of United Nations forces in Korea.
1968 - U.S. President Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
1970 - Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return safely.
1974 - The Judiciary committee subpoenas U.S. President Richard Nixon to produce tapes for impeachment inquiry.
1980 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital after recovering from an assassination attempt on March 30.
1984 - China invaded Vietnam.
1984 - General Secretary Konstantin U. Cherenkov was named president of the Soviet Union.
1985 - Scientists in Hawaii measured the distance between the earth and moon within one inch.
1985 - The White House announced that President Reagan would visit the Nazi cemetery at Bitburg.
1986 - Kellogg's stopped giving tours of its breakfast-food plant. The reason for the end of the 80-year tradition was said to be that company secrets were at risk due to spies from other cereal companies.
1991 - U.N. Security Council issued a formal cease-fire with Iraq.
1996 - Seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff was killed with her father and flight instructor when her plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Jessica had hoped to become the youngest person to fly cross-country.
2001 - China agreed to release 24 crewmembers of a U.S. surveillance plane. The EP-3E Navy crew had been held since April 1 on Hainon, where the plane had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter jet. The Chinese pilot was missing and presumed dead.
2007 - Apple announced that the iTunes Store had sold more than two million movies.

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Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.

Last-minute budget deal narrowly avoids the Big Government shutdown America desperately needs to balance its budget
after days of intense haggling and late-night negotiation sessions, the Republicans and Democrats suddenly came to an agreement that would keep the government up and running for another week. And what does that agreement entail? Drop-in-the-bucket cuts of a mere $38.5 billion out of a federal budget that has now ballooned to over $6 trillion dollars for 2011.

Japan set to extend nuclear evacuation zone
The Japanese government is considering extending the evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant because of high radiation levels.

Big protest in Baghdad to demand U.S. leave Iraq
A day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested that American troops could remain here for years, tens of thousands of protesters allied with Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical anti-American Shiite cleric, flooded the streets demanding an end to the American military presence.

Libya: Gaddafi government accepts peace plan, says Zuma
South African President Jacob Zuma says the Libyan government has accepted an African Union peace plan to end the eight-week-old conflict.

11 Important Points “Deflationists” Miss (And Why They’re Wrong)
Many have generated ample prose lately in the latest rumble in the deflationist/inflationist street brawl (a debate still largely ignored by the mainstream media, which continues to broadcast little besides the “Carry On, All Is Fine” message). So I won’t add any more to that prose. But I did want to get across a “hit list” of important points that I think are ignored or undervalued by deflationists, which together make a pretty strong case that our present economy will “die by fire” (inflation), not ice (deflation).

The Bank Runs Of The Early 1930s And FDR’s Ban On Gold
The banking panic of 1932-1933 and collapse of the gold standard was a government failure, not a “market failure” — a tragic sequence that’s been documented definitively in such classics as Prelude to Panic (1936) by Lawrence Sullivan and The Crash and Its Aftermath (1985) by Barry Wigmore. At root it wasn’t adherence to the gold standard that caused so much trouble in the 1930s – as is claimed by Paul Krugman, Barry Eichengreen, Peter Temin and a long line of Keynesians – but a genuine (and prescient) fear, in markets, that Washington would fail to adhere to it.

Is America Becoming The Land Of The Part-Time Job?: Most Of The Jobs That Are Being Created Are Part-Time Jobs And Some Companies Are Going To A “Part-Time Only Policy”
Yes, the U.S. economy added 216,000 jobs in March. However, the truth is that approximately 290,000 part-time jobs were created and about 80,000 full-time jobs were actually lost. This is all part of a long-term trend in America. Good jobs are rapidly disappearing and they are being replaced by low paying service jobs that do not pay a living wage. In many American households today, both parents have multiple jobs. Yet a large percentage of those same households can't even pay the mortgage and are drowning in debt.

Silver Shines
With it's price up 21% this year, silver outshines gold for investors. Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist for Money Map Press joins Fox Business' Varney & Co. to explain whether everyday investors should put their money into this precious metal, and what choices are available.

Obama dispatches top aide to Saudi, UAE
US President Barack Obama is sending a foreign policy aide to key Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this week amid concern over the turmoil sweeping the Middle East.

Pentagon's second thoughts on Iraq withdrawal
Eight months shy of its deadline for pulling the last American soldier from Iraq and closing the door on an 8-year war, the Pentagon is having second thoughts.

Iraqi cleric warns of violence if U.S. troops don’t go
Iraq's fiery anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will "escalate military resistance" and unleash his Mehdi Army militia if U.S. troops fail to leave Iraq as scheduled this year, his aides said on Saturday.

New home sales are at lowest level in almost 50 years
Home construction in the United States is all but coming to a halt. Americans are on track to buy fewer new homes than in any year since the government began keeping data almost a half-century ago. Sales are just half the pace of 1963 — even though there are 120 million more people in the U.S.

CENSORED TERROR “DRILL” MOST COSTLY IN HISTORY - “More checkpoints per square mile than Baghdad”
Busloads of police were brought into New York, some from distant communities. The national press, generously called the “mainstream media” reported none of this. Checkpoints were set up around New York, a city closed down, “tight as a tick.” We were told the “drill” is designed to test the ability to detect “dirty bomb”materials but intelligence sources tell us that the idea of a “dirty bomb” is something out of TV drama and phony White House briefings.

Corn prices hit record highs in Chicago
Corn prices surged to record peaks in the United States Thursday amid tight supply and fierce demand driven in part by rapid expansion of biofuels production.

YouTube: What Is Colloidal Silver & Why Is It The Best Natural Antibiotic

Common amphetamine drugs linked to Parkinson's disease
A new study to be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology says that users of amphetamine drugs like benzedrine and dexedrine have a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Made in Japan?
Hold onto your chelators folks. And watch out for those Made in Japan labels on products. Are you worried that your seaweed may be radioactive? Should you eat that shrimp at the gourmet restaurant? Take that krill oil supplement? Start bowing to colleagues rather than shaking hands? Carry a Geiger counter?

Bentonite clay adsorbs radiation
Bentonite, an edible, mineral-rich clay, has been used for centuries to draw toxins away from intestinal walls while cleansing the colon. Another use for bentonite clay, which is very timely considering the recent natural and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, is adsorption of radiation. Not only does bentonite clay adsorb radiation from nuclear fallout, it also adsorbs any kind of radiation.

Today In History - Friday - April 8, 2011
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.
1913 - The Seventeenth amendment was ratified, requiring direct election of senators.
1939 - Italy invaded Albania.
1942 - The Soviets opened a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.
1946 - The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time.
1947 - The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.
1952 - U.S. President Truman seized steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
1953 - The bones of Sitting Bull were moved from North Dakota to South Dakota.
1962 - Bay of Pigs invaders got thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.
1985 - India filed suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal disaster.
1986 - Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, CA.
1988 - Former U.S. President Reagan aid Lyn Nofzinger was sentenced to prison for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corp.
1990 - In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
1992 - In Britain, the last issue of "Punch Magazine" was published.
1994 - Smoking was banned in the Pentagon and all U.S. military bases.
1998 - The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. presented new evidence in an appeal for new federal investigation of the assassination of her husband.
2000 - 19 U.S. troops were killed when a Marine V22 Osprey crashed during a training mission in Arizona.
2001 - Microsoft Corp. released Internet Explorer 4.0.
2002 - Ed McMahon filed a $20 million lawsuit against his insurance company, two insurance adjusters, and several environmental cleanup contractors. The suit alleged breach of contract, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress concerning a toxic mold that had spread through McMahon's Beverly Hills home.
2002 - Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play "Topdog/Underdog."

White House Confirms Shutdown Would Delay Troop Pay
The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighting in three wars, slow the processing of tax returns and limit small business loans and government-backed mortgages during the peak home buying season.

Former pupil kills 11 in shooting at Rio school
Brazilians were struggling to comprehend a shooting at a primary school in Rio de Janerio yesterday that left 11 children dead and many others injured.

Kosovo elects female president
Kosovo's parliament has elected Atifete Jahjaga as its new president, the first woman to head the state.

3 Chinese Kids Die After Consuming Nitrate-Tainted Milk
At least three children have died in northwest China in a case of suspected milk poisoning, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. In the wake of the incident and subsequent findings authorities have closed down the two dairy farms and ordered further investigations.

General says U.S. may consider troops in Libya
Army Gen. Carter Ham says ground forces wouldn't be ideal, but may be a possible way to aid rebels; Says current operation largely stalemated.

Gov't shutdown could hit federal workers in wallet
Last time there was a government shutdown, furloughed federal workers were able to recover their lost pay. They may not be so lucky this time.

Workers return to the fight at crippled nuclear plant
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station returned to the plant Friday after a strong aftershock forced them to leave a day earlier, the plant's owner said. The quake forced crews at the plant to evacuate as it rattled northern Japan late Thursday night. They returned to the plant about eight and a half hours later, and no fresh damage to the facility had been reported Friday afternoon, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said.

'Unusual event' declared at Wash. nuclear plant
A small amount of hydrogen gas ignited in a six-inch flame at a Washington nuclear power plant Thursday when workers cut into a pipe, a spokesman said. Columbia Generating Station declared an "unusual event," evacuated plant areas near the pipe for about 90 minutes, and notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. No one was injured in the one second-long "puff" of gas that had been trapped in the pipe in the plant's non-nuclear turbine building, Energy Northwest spokesman Mike Paoli said.

Vote-counting error rocks Wisconsin court race
A stunning discovery of votes in Wisconsin could give the state's hotly contested Supreme Court race to the conservative incumbent in an election largely seen as a referendum on
Republican Gov. Scott Walker's explosive union rights law.

California Assembly guards to carry guns full-time
The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against several California state lawmakers have prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns full-time. California Assembly sergeants previously were armed only when threat levels were high or during large events, Assembly spokeswoman Shannon Murphy said. Beginning this month, they started carrying .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handguns whenever on duty.

Depression: Economic slump fuels 43% rise in use of anti-depressants
Millions are turning to their GPs for antidepressants and therapy referrals as depression loses its stigma, figures suggest. Use of the drugs soared last year, with more than 41million prescriptions issued.

Boston mayor bans sale of sugary beverages from public buildings
The mayor of Boston has banned the sale of sugary drinks at public buildings to ease the strain on the state's health system. Boston's Tom Menino issued the executive order because of the connection between sugary drinks and both rising obesity rates and dental problems.

The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast
A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged. Members of the U.S. Navy's 7th fleet, who spotted the extraordinary floating rubbish, say they have never seen anything like it and are warning the debris now poses a threat to shipping traffic.

Student in Winfield,, MO arrested for 'plotting high school massacre'
Police say the student left a note on his computer that read: 'I hate everything and everyone; I wanted everyone to die,' according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Oil above $124, gold at new high
Oil climbed above $124 a barrel on Friday after attacks on Libyan oil fields reignited worries about supply and inflation fears pushed gold to a new record high. Gold was up $8.34 at $1,466.37 an ounce.

Today In History - Thursday - April 7, 2011
1712 - A slave revolt broke out in New York City.
1798 - The territory of Mississippi was organized.
1862 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh, TN.
1864 - The first camel race in America was held in Sacramento, California.
1922 - U.S. Secretary of Interior leased Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming.
1927 - The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to New York City. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.
1930 - The first steel columns were set for the Empire State Building.
1933 - Prohibition ended in the United States.
1945 - The Japanese battleship Yamato, the world’s largest battleship, was sunk during the battle for Okinawa. The fleet was headed for a suicide mission.
1948 - The United Nations' World Health Organization began operations.
1953 - The Big Four met for the first time in 2 years to seek an end to their air conflicts.
1953 - IBM unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine. It was IBM's first commercially available scientific computer.
1957 - The last of New York City's electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.
1966 - The U.S. recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of Spain.
1967 - Israel reported that they had shot down six Syrian MIGs.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material. .
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, 1979.
1983 - Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson made the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
1983 - The Chinese government canceled all remaining sports and cultural exchanges with the U.S. for 1983.
1985 - The Soviet Union announced a unilateral freeze on medium-range nuclear missiles.
1987 - In Oklahoma a 16-month-old baby was killed by a pit bull. On the same day a 67-year-old man was killed by another pit bull in Dayton, OH.
1988 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to final terms of a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet troops began leaving on May 16, 1988.
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 Sea.
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.
1994 - Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the Patriotic Front rebel group and government soldiers. Hundreds of thousands were slaughtered in the months that followed.
1998 - Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
1999 - Yugoslav authorities sealed off Kosovo's main border crossings to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving.
2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allows senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
2002 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese announced that six priests from the Archdiocese of New York were suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct.
2009 - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

Federal Government Seeking To Make Forms Of Bartering Illegal After Court Ruling
The Federal government is trying to establish bartering private currency of any type as an illegal enterprise in a false interpretation of the court's recent conviction of Liberty Dollar's owner Bernard Von NotHaus.

US Dollar Collapse Will Accelerate
“Concludes Bill Gross, "Unless entitlements are substantially reformed, I am confident that this country will default on its debts, not in conventional ways, but by picking the pocket of savers via a combination of less observable, yet historically verifiable policies -- inflation". . . . . "You must attack entitlements," warns Gross, "and make 'debt' a four-letter word."

Fukushima Is Horrifically Worse Than You Have Been Told
Fukushima is a kind of global “kill shot,” make no mistake about that. The situation is dire in the extreme.

Nearly One Million Hit By Disasters
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department yesterday said that since March 23, the inundation had affected 998,867 people in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla, Krabi and Phang Nga.

Glenn Beck To End Daily Fox News Program
His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts. The statement did not specify an end date for the show, called “Glenn Beck,” which has been telecast at 5 p.m. on Fox News since early 2009. Mr. Beck’s contract with Fox ends in December.

Obama Administration: Shutdown Would Hurt Economy
Warning of economic repercussions, the Obama administration said Wednesday that a government shutdown would halt the processing of tax returns and limit small business loans and government-guaranteed mortgages during peak home buying season.

Oklahoma Sees Driest 4 Month Since Dust Bowl
In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. This year, they're more likely to be smoke from wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state and its farmers struggle with a severe drought.

Bomb Explodes Near Egyptian Pyramids, Injuring 3
Police and forensic officials say a small bomb exploded near Egypt's iconic pyramids, injuring three peddlers.

Gadhafi, In Letter, Asks Obama To End Air Strikes
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called "an unjust war," and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.

Washington Post And CBS Receiving Money From Obamacare Slush Fund
Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees.

Tips Lead Lincoln Police To Suspected Vacuuming Bandit
The vacuum remains at large, but Lincoln police ticketed a man who they believe used one to suck a bunch of quarters out of several apartment house laundry machines.

Ron Paul To Announce Presidential Bid Next Month
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Rep. Ron Paul said he will make a final decision within a month on whether he will run for president in the 2012 election.

US General Voices Concern Over Iran-Venezuela Ties
The United States is worried about increasingly close ties between Venezuela and Iran, a top US military official told lawmakers Tuesday.

US Atom Smasher May Have Found New Force Of Nature
Physicists will announce Wednesday that data from a major US atom smasher lab may have revealed a new elementary particle, or potentially a new force of nature, one of the researchers told AFP.

Oil Hits Fresh Peaks On Middle East, Weak Dollar
Oil prices hit fresh peaks on Wednesday, rising to their highest since August 2008, buoyed by unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and dollar weakness ahead of an expected European Central Bank interest rate rise.

Berlusconi Sex Trial Opens, Immediately Adjourned
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges he paid an underage teen-ager for sex opened Wednesday and was adjourned until May 31 after a hearing that lasted just 10 minutes.

Judge Gives 'Juror No. 799' Indefinite Jury Duty After She Makes Racist Remarks On Questionnaire
An incensed federal judge sentenced a racist Brooklyn woman to indefinite jury duty on Tuesday after she trashed the NYPD and minorities.

Warning Agencies To Prep For Shutdown, Obama Digs In On Budget War
An impatient President Barack Obama is in a high-stakes battle to clinch a budget deal and avert a government shutdown by Friday's deadline, but his dramatic intervention failed to break the deadlock.

Gold Hits New Record, Brent Oil Above $122
Gold hit a record high on Wednesday while oil and corn were just off peaks struck this week as commodity prices fuel rising inflation that governments worldwide are struggling to contain.

Fukushima Reactor 2 Core Has Melted Through Reactor
This will not be news for most objective Zero Hedge readers as we indicated this is a distinct possibility on several occasions, but some of those more "skeptical" about reality would be interested to know that according to Reuters "the core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor has melted through the reactor pressure vessel", Democratic Congressman Edward Markey told a hearing on the nuclear disaster on Wednesday.

Soros Moves To Control American Food And Grain Production...Created Price Increases And Shortages
Financier and progressive activist George Soros is formulating a move to control food and grain production by purchasing grain elevators in late March in several parts of the United States through his Soros Managment Fund’s backed Gavilon Grain.

Fukushima Dumping Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean Violates International Law
The mass dumping of highly radioactive water (measured at 7.5 million times the normal allowed levels) into the Pacific Ocean is not just an environmental disaster; it's also a violation of international law.

Doctor Purses Career Exposing Lies, Quackery And Fraud In 'Medical Science'
Greek doctor John Ioannidis has based his career on exposing the untrustworthy nature of medical research, and it has made him one of the most celebrated medical scientists in the world.

Media Is Wrong On The Dangers Of Radiation
Radiation is now being detected in Russia, imagine what it must be like for the poor Japanese who live within 500 miles. Japan is not that big of a place, though it is a land of big people who have made some huge mistakes.

New Antidepressant Warning - Prozac And Other Drugs Cause Thick Arteries, Raise Heart Risk
Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs -- most are Prozac and related antidepressant medications in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Study Helps Confirm Effectiveness Of Intravenous Vitamin C In Fighting Cancer
A new open-access, collaborative study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine provides a credible, scientific rationale for the use of intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for cancer.

Eskimo Study Highlights Obesity And Disease Prevention Benefits Of Omega-3s
High consumption of foods naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps to reduce the risk of developing obesity-related illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, says a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Today In History - Wednesday - April 6, 2011
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 Seneca, NY.
1830 - Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from the U.S.
1862 - The American Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee.
1865 - At the Battle of Sayler's Creek, a third of Lee's army was cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.
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, at 26, became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year.
1917 - The U.S. Congress approved a declaration of war on Germany and entered World War I on the Allied side.
1924 - Four planes left Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.
1938 - The United States recognized the German conquest of Austria.
1941 - German forces invaded Greece and Yugoslavia.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam.
1967 - In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners.
1981 - A Yugoslav Communist Party official confirmed reports of intense ethnic riots in Kosovo.
1983 - The U.S. Veteran's Administration announced it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962.
1985 - William J. Schroeder became the first artificial heart recipient to be discharged from the hospital.
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.
1998 - Federal researchers in the U.S. announced that daily tamoxifen pills could cut breast cancer risk among high-risk women.
1998 - Pakistan successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of attacking neighboring India.

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Listen to Joyce Riley on The Intel Hub Radio Show - April 5, 2011
Joyce talks about the radiation levels in Japan and also discusses the Jared Lee Loughner shooting

Top 10 Foods to Eat Organically
This is a list of the top 10 foods containing the most pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C.

Senate Bill 31: POSTPONED AGAIN - Now April 6th! - Folks, we still have time to make a difference.
* CALL the NC Governor's office at Phone: (919)733-4240
* Call the North Carolina House at (919) 733-7928

10 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals
Although within each brand there is a wide range, Kashi ranks as the best brand overall in terms of ingredients, according to the report. If you don't see a cereal you eat in this list (number 1 being the healthiest), you can check the Rudd Center's database.

11 Scary Fast Food Breakfasts
Many of these breakfast items meet or exceed the daily sodium and fat allowances, and provide much more than one-third of your daily caloric needs.

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime
Our view is simple: Buy commodities at today's lower prices, and consume at tomorrow's higher prices. The benefit of holding physical assets like bulk foods in your possession is that you have no counter-party risk. Whether the threat we face is inflation, disruptions to our just-in-time transportation systems, a collapse of our Ponzi economy, or food shortages, you can sleep comfortably knowing that your investment is safe and sound, and easily accessible in your kitchen pantry or prep closet.

Gold Rises to Record $1,458.60 on Ounce on 'Chaos' Hedge; Silver Tops $39
Gold futures surged to a record of $1,458.60 an ounce as sovereign-debt concerns boosted demand for the precious metal as an alternative asset. Silver prices topped $39 an ounce.
*** Related Article: Silver Demand Huge...Supply Small

US Jobs Report, Take This Job And Shove It
Barack Obama and his minions were out in force on Friday declaring that the 216,000 jobs added in February are proof of a recovering economy.

Silver Hits 31-Year High As Demand Increases
Silver jumped to its highest since early 1980 on Tuesday on inflation concerns, a rise in ETF holdings to another record and growing industrial demand, helping gold defy pressure from a firming dollar against the euro.

7 Foods Banned in Europe Still Available in the U.S.
Take a look at some of the foods and food practices that are permitted in the U.S. and banned in Europe could shed light on how governments judge safety in the food chain.

Mystery scars on Obama's head prompt another question from conspiracy theorists - has the President had brain surgery?
He has been plagued with questions and doubts concerning his background throughout his first term as President. Questions like - is Barack Obama actually American? Is he a Muslim? Is he actually an alien from another planet? - have frequently been asked. The next question circulating on the internet - has President Obama had brain surgery?

Will Bretton Woods Shock US Economy?
Long-term and worsening unemployment, economic stagnation, labor revolt and a state of siege.

How A Big US Bank Laundered Billions From Mexico's Murderous Drug Gangs
As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored

Scientists In Dubai Plan 'Frozen Zoo' For Cloning
DUBAI // Scientists in Dubai are keeping a repository of frozen cells they hope can one day be used to create cloned animals that can repopulate species facing the threat of extinction.

6 Killed As Severe Weather Slams South
A fast-moving storm system packing tornadoes, hail and lightning blew through the South, uprooting trees, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands and killing at least seven people.

Sea Level Rises The Fastest In 350 Years
MELTING mountain glaciers are contributing to the fastest sea level rise in 350 years, according to research by Welsh scientists

Food Prices And Global Hunger Equal Riots, Civil Wars and Revolution
For those who think there's a real world beyond their video-game trading terminals and bubble-induced "Fed's got my back" commodities speculations comes yet another instance of what will be a long chain reaction of riots and supply disruptions.

Turkey Burgers: 27 Tons Recalled
For some people, it might be one more reason to try veggie burgers -- 27 tons of frozen turkey burgers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

Sea Radiation Is Another Blow To Japan's Fishermen
Fishermen who lost their homes and boats in Japan's tsunami now fear radioactive water gushing into the Pacific Ocean from a crippled nuclear plant could cost them their livelihoods.

G20 Considers Global Currency
Chinese criticism of the Federal Reserve for flooding the world with money may get little traction among Group of 20 finance chiefs meeting in China as Europe's debt crisis and Japan's disaster take precedence

Its B-A-C-K! Trans-Texas Corridor Rises From Dead
Texas state Rep. Larry Phillips has introduced in the state Legislature H.B. 3789, a bill designed to allow public-private partnerships, better known as PPPs, to develop toll roads throughout Texas.

Oil Could Hit $200-$300 On Saudi Unrest
Oil prices could rocket to $200- $300 a barrel if the world's top crude exporter Saudi Arabia is hit by serious political unrest, former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Zaki Yamani told Reuters on Tuesday.

Iran: No Emergency OPEC Meeting
Iran's OPEC governor on Tuesday dismissed the possibility of the producer bloc holding an emergency meeting, arguing that the surge in oil prices was linked to factors over which the group had no control.

'Kill Team' Brigade Commander Pushed 'Strike And Destroy'
Was a brigade commander an instigator or just asleep at the switch while the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, “kill team” was allegedly murdering civilians?

Cantor Says White House Increasing Odds Of Shutdown
President Barack Obama has increased the odds that the U.S. government will shut down when funding runs out on Friday by rejecting a Republican proposal that would have pushed the deadline back by one week, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday.

White House Says It Will Veto House Efforts To Scuttle Internet Fairness Rules
The White House threatened on Monday to veto any bill from Congress that would scuttle new rules aimed at keeping internet access free and open.

US Gov't Spent More Than Eight Times Its Monthly Revenue
The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement for the month of March that demonstrates that financial madness has gripped the federal government.

Arizona Day Of Prayer In Jeopardy
A lawsuit says Arizona has no business in prayer but Governor Jan Brewer says, “This lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to drive religious expression from the public square. I will fight it vigorously."

UN May Declare Palestine Its Own Sovereign State
The United Nations may declare Palestine a sovereign state whose territory includes all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem during its annual General Assembly meeting in September.

US Pulls Out Warplanes From Libya
The US military on Monday withdrew its fighter jets from the international air campaign in Libya, officials said, after NATO asked Washington to keep up bombing raids for another 48 hours.

'Blinded By Science' Explores The Power Of Vibrational Energy And Water In Healing And Wellness
The narrow and mechanistic way in which modern science tends to investigate and explain life, the world, and human health has robbed generations of people of a true knowledge of how these things actually work.

CDC Releases Report About Scientist Working With Plague Virus Who Died Within Hours
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report recently that highlights the events surrounding the sudden death of Malcolm Casadaban, a 60-year-old genetics and cell biology professor from the University of Chicago (UC) who died just a few hours after contracting the plague from his work with the virus.

Maple Syrup Compounds Help Fight Diabetes, Cancer
Put down the corn syrup-laden Aunt Jemima and reach for some 100 percent pure maple syrup.

Today In History - Tuesday - April 5, 2011
1792 - U.S. President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. The measure was for apportioning representatives among the states.
1827 - James H. Hackett became the first American actor to appear abroad as he performed at Covent Garden in London, England.
1843 - Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony.
1869 - Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the U.S. Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.
1887 - Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the manual alphabet.
1892 - Walter H. Coe patented gold leaf in rolls.
1908 - The Japanese Army reached the Yalu River as the Russians retreated.
1917 - In San Antonio, Kelly Air Force base began operations.
1923 - Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began the first regular production of balloon tires.
1930 - Mahatma Ghandi defied British law by making salt in India.
1933 - The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
1941 - German commandos secured docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany’s invasion of the Balkans.
1951 - Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for committing espionage for the Soviet Union.
1955 - Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister.
1986 - A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April 15, 1986.
1989 - In Poland, accords were signed between Solidarity and the government that set free elections for June 1989. The eight-year ban on Solidarity was also set to be lifted.
1998 - The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan opened becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world. It links Shikoku and Honshu. The bridge cost about $3.8 billion.
1999 - Two Libyans suspected of bombing a Pan Am jet in 1988 were handed over so they could be flown to the Netherlands for trial. 270 people were killed in the bombing.
2004 - Near Mexico City's international airport, lightning struck the jet Mexican President Vicente Fox was on.
2009 - North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, prompting an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

Senate Bill 31: NC Bill Threatens To Criminalize Naturopaths, Herbalists, Midwives, Aromatherapists As Felons
Alternative health practitioners in North Carolina (NC) and their patients need your help to defeat a stealth bill that flew under the radar of most everyone in the natural health community. Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the "unauthorized practice of medicine," essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state.
    It is important to oppose it regardless of whether or not you live in North Carolina
      * CALL the NC Governor's office at
Phone: (919)733-4240
      * Call the North Carolina House at (919) 733-7928

*** VOTE IS TODAY!!  - NC to vote Tuesday on bill making homeopathy a felony: Call your state reps!!!
*** Find your state rep’s name and contact info here.
*** Another point of interest - look at the senate vote. Not a single senator voted against the bill

VIDEO: Jesse Ventura on CNN w/ Piers Morgan 04/04/11 ( full interview )

Holder blasts Congress for politicizing KSM trial
Attorney General Eric Holder today blasted Congress for inappropriately interfering in the decision over how to try Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, arguing that a federal trial would have provided the best outcome but that Congress compelled him to move forward with a military commission trial instead.
** Related Article: KSM to be tried by military commission at Gitmo

Jennie-O Recalls 55,000 Pounds of Turkey Burger Over Salmonella
Jennie-O Turkey recalled 55,000 pounds of turkey burger this weekend after being linked to a dozen cases of salmonella in 10 states. The raw, frozen turkey burgers were sold nationwide exclusively at Sam’s Club stores.

VIDEO: The Plutonium Nightmare Has Begun!

Meet The 171 Banks For Which The Margin Of Failure Is One Thousand Dollars
At this point the majority of the population is transfixed by the biggest borrowers from the discount window.

Prostate Cancer Screening Has Zero Benefit, Concludes 7 Year Study
Don't let anyone from the cancer industry lie to you about PSA screening: The test is completely bogus and offers zero improvement in your lifespan.

Selenium Detoxifies The Body Of Toxic Mercury And Reverses Aging
A recent study published in the journal Neurotoxicology says that the essential element selenium effectively scours the body of toxic mercury buildup and mitigates its neurotoxic effects.

Your 401k May Be To Blame For Rising Gas Prices
So if you’re looking to lay blame for higher gas prices, you might want to look no further than your own 401k retirement account. Despite the impact of recent political pressures throughout the Middle East, oil industry analyst Peter Butell tells WWJ that fund managers dealing in oil commodities also have a huge impact on gas prices.

Minnesota Measles Outbreak Grows to 15
There is another confirmed case of the measles in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health is now reporting 15 cases of measles. Twelve of the cases have been linked to a person who contracted the measles in Kenya.

Farmers Fight Back Against Monsanto's Frankenseeds
The issue, in fewer words: Monsanto’s GMO seeds are contaminating non-GMO crops and Monsanto (NYSE: MON) thinks it’s totally OK to turn around and sue farmers whose crops are infected with Frankenseed DNA through no fault of their own. Anyone else see why this is an issue?

America’s Entitlement Mentality is Killing Our Nation
Do you want to know the secret behind building wealth? It is unbelievably simple. So much so that most people will completely ignore it. The secret to wealth: Produce something of value that “consumers” will buy. That’s it! There’s nothing more to it. Sure, there are some more creative strategies to implement later in the game, but this sums it all up nicely.

Newly Released TEPCO Data Provides Evidence Of Periodic Chain Reaction At Fukushima Unit 1
Recent press reports have discussed the possibility that Fukushima Unit 1 may be having a nuclear chain reaction.

EPA: Boise Rainwater Has Highest Levels Of Radioactive Material In US, 80 Times Amount Of I-131 Allowed In Drinking Water
Elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater have been expected as a result of the nuclear incident after the events in Japan since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere – precipitation data collected by EPA in the states of California, Idaho and Minnesota have seen elevated levels of radiation in recent precipitation events.

TEPCO To Release Radioactive Water Into Pacific
Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, said Monday that it plans to release water containing radioactive materials into the sea in a bid to help speed up work to bring the crippled complex under control.

Are Government Microwave Mind-Control Tests Causing TV Presenter's Brains To Melt Down?
A bizarre spate of television presenters dissolving into on-air gibberish has sparked claims that the U.S. military could be to blame.

Looming Food Crisis Showing On Our Shelves
FOOD security will be the greatest challenge to civilisation this century, with shortages leading to higher prices, political instability and mass migration, warn scientists, farmers and academics.

Terry Jones Will Put Mohammed 'On Trial' As Koran Burning Sparks 2nd Day Of Violence
Despite clear evidence that his actions have led to multiple murders and widespread violence in the Middle East, controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones has vowed to step up his provocative campaign against Islam.

Obama Announces Reelection Bid
President Obama opens his reelection campaign on Monday with a familiar cast of consultants; an economy that's improving, sluggishly; wars that he is struggling to extract himself from; and an implacable partisan fight in Congress that might shut down the government by week's end.

Fake Ron Paul Coins Seized
Federal agents raided the headquarters of a group that produces illegal currency and puts it in circulation, seizing gold, silver and two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

More Customers Exposed As Big Data Breach Grows
The names and e-mails of customers of Citigroup Inc and other large U.S. companies, as well as College Board students, were exposed in a massive and growing data breach after a computer hacker penetrated online marketer Epsilon.

Oil Rises To 30-Month High On Libya Conflict; Kuwait Says Price Is Too High
Oil climbed to the highest level in 30 months in New York on speculation that U.S. economic growth may support demand and a protracted conflict in Libya will curtail supply.

GOP 2012 Budget To Make $4 Trillion-Plus In Cuts
A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president's debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal author said Sunday.

A Global Tsunami, Courtesy Of The Fed
The Fed is in a bind. No matter which way it turns, utter failure is a risk. Putting more money into the system risks no less than the dollar itself. Stopping quantitative easing (QE) risks plunging the economy and financial system into another period of turbulent decline. It looks like they are going to choose the latter.

Obama Is A Illegal Alien Using Deceased Thomas Woods Social Security Number. SSN 042-68-4425Was Stolen By Obama
“According to the Social Security Administration, that number was never issued,” said Hollister, who challenged whether the president is an American citizen in a lawsuit the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Jan. 18 without requiring a response from the White House.

Time To Leave Afghanistan
"This was a surprise," Gen. Petraeus said. The Quran burning in Florida, he added, was "hateful, extremely disrespectful and enormously intolerant."

Ireland Caves In To Trichet; Backs Of Irish Taxpayers Will Be Broken
Costs to bail out bondholders of Irish banks has now soared to $142 billion. Worse yet, the new Irish government completely caved in to the EU and ECB and will attempt to balance the entire amount on the backs of taxpayers.

Study, Pesticides, Toxins Can Absorb Directly Into The Crops Through Soil
A recent study put forth by Nanjing Agricultural University and funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China provides further insight into the delicate relationship between plants and the soil in which they are grown.

Tests Reveal That Some 'Green' Products Still Contain Petrochemicals
The burgeoning natural and organic household product sectors are solid evidence that the public is becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of avoiding synthetic chemicals.

Artificial Food Colors Cause Hyperactivity In Children
Evidence continues to emerge that artificial colors cause hyperactivity in children, but the FDA remains resistant to taking action. The agency will hold public hearings on the issue from March 30-31.

Heart Rejuvenation - The Secret Ingredient
Cardiovascular diseases kill more Americans than cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined.

SANE Vax, Inc. Presents Global Concerns About HPV Vaccines At The British Society For Ecological Medicine Conference
On March 11, Freda Birrell, Scotland, and Leslie Carol Botha, U.S., participated in the British Society for Ecological Medicine Spring Scientific Meeting in London, titled: 'A tablet a day keeps the patient at bay: The Health Hazards of Prevention - Vaccinations and Pharmacoprophylaxis.' Attendees included doctors, nurses, naturopaths and homeopaths as well as medical consumers. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was the featured speaker.

Today In History - Monday - April 4, 2011
1812 - The territory of Orleans became the 18th U.S. state and will become known as Louisiana.
1818 - The U.S. flag was declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars and that a new star would be added for the each new state.
1841 - U.S. President William Henry Harrison, at the age of 68, became the first president to die in office. He died of pneumonia.
1848 - Thomas Douglas became the first San Francisco public teacher.
1862 - In the U.S., the Battle of Yorktown began as Union General George B. McClellan closed in on Richmond, VA.
1902 - British Financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will that would provide scholarships for Americans to Oxford University in England.
1905 - In Kangra, India, an earthquake killed 370,000 people.
1917 - The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side.
1918 - The Battle of Somme, an offensive by the British against the German Army ended.
1932 - After five years of research, professor C.G. King, of the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C.
1945 - Hungary was liberated from Nazi occupation.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.
1949 - Twelve nations signed a treaty to create The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1967 - The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam.
1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39.
1969 - Dr. Denton Cooley implanted the first temporary artificial heart.
1971 - Veterans stadium in Philadelphia, PA, was dedicated this day.
1975 - More than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed just after takeoff from Saigon.
1981 - Henry Cisneros became the first Mexican-American elected mayor of a major U.S. city, which was San Antonio, TX.
1983 - At Cape Canaveral, the space shuttle Challenger took off on its first flight. It was the sixth flight overall for the shuttle program.
1984 - U.S. President Reagan proposed an international ban on chemical weapons.
1987 - The U.S. charged the Soviet Union with wiretapping a U.S. Embassy.
1988 - Arizona Governor Evan Mecham was voted out of office by the Arizona Senate. Mecham was found guilty of diverting state funds to his auto business and of trying to impede an investigation into a death threat to a grand jury witness.
1991 - Pennsylvanian Senator John Heinz and six others were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinz's plane over a schoolyard in Merion, PA.
1999 - The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres played the first major league season opener to be held in Mexico. The Rockies beat the Padres 8-2.

Are government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters' brains to melt down?
A bizarre spate of television presenters dissolving into on-air gibberish has sparked claims that the U.S. military could be to blame. In four high-profile cases, the latest involving fast-talking Judge Judy, the presenters have started off speaking properly but have then descended into undecipherable nonsense - looking confused and unstable.

Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid
US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to stand for a second term in office in 2012.

BP to restart deepwater drilling in Gulf
In a deal pitched to U.S. regulators, BP this summer plans to restart deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on existing wells in exchange for tougher safety rules, British media reported Sunday.

Fed Made 73 Loans to Libya-Owned Bank Post-Lehman
Arab Banking Corp., a lender partially owned by the Central Bank of Libya, borrowed money from the Federal Reserve on 73 separate occasions in the 18 months following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008. News of the Fed loans to Libya emerged as the U.S. central bank released – after much opposition and idle threats of impending financial doom – documents that disclosed the names of financial institutions that borrowed from the Fed’s discount window during the financial crisis.

More Data theft - crisis spreads to Best Buy, Walgreens
Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers' files, including email addresses.

Copper Becomes the "New Gold"
Reminder to the listeners: Start keeping all pennies 1982 and older. 1982 was the last year of the all copper pennies and they're getting more scarce. I find one in every ten pennies that I was gotten in change. It's a very inexpensive way of getting into the copper market. (Thanks Jimm)

VIDEO: Meat Glue

VIDEO: Dr. Michio Kaku Says Three Raging Meltdowns Underway At Fukushima

15 Nuclear Reactors On New Madrid Fault Line
Bob Nations, Jr., the Director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness, says that since the lack of preparation exposed by Hurricane Katrina, he is "preparing for the catastrophic event" in his six-county jurisdiction.

Garden As If Your Life Depended On It, Because It Will
Many are eating more fast food, prepared foods, junk food—all of which are also becoming more expensive—or less food.

VIDEO: North Pole Moved Up To 20 Degrees! Magnetosphere Anomaly - Compass Goes Haywire

Radiation Found In CA Drinking Water - Rainwater At 18, 100% Legal Limit
Despite countless reassurances that no harmful levels of radiation from the Japan nuclear fallout would hit the US from the EPA, the University of Berkley in California is now reporting that rainwater in San Francisco water has now been detected at levels 18,100% above federal drinking water standards.

Dog Rescued After Surviving Tsunami And Three Weeks At Sea
A dog believed to have survived the tsunami and then three weeks at sea has been rescued by the Japanese coastguard.

While Nuclear Waste Piles Up In US, Billions In Fund To Handle It Sit Unused
While the nuclear crisis in Japan has focused attention on the risks of spent fuel piling up at the U.S.'s reactors, one curious fact has gone largely unnoted: There is $24 billion sitting in a "nuclear waste fund" that can't actually be used to pay for a safer way to store the waste at reactors.

Weakening US-Israel Relations?
Whatever one might think about the role Defense Minister Ehud Barak is playing in the Israeli government – whatever one might think about the strange bedfellows, Barak and Netanyahu – in The Israel Factor survey Barak seems like an essential ingredient for those interested in keeping the strong Israeli-American ties.

Feds Becoming Biggest Part Of State Budgets
This will be the first year that federal aid will become the largest individual component of state budgets, expanding Washington control over more of the decisions at that level, according to a report by an educational and research organization.

Ivory Coast: Aid Workers Find 1,000 Bodies In Duekoue
The single biggest atrocity in the long battle for control of Ivory Coast has emerged after aid workers discovered the bodies of up to 1,000 people in the town of Duekoue.

House GOP Budget To Propose Major Medicare Change
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he'll unveil a long-term budget plan this week calling for more than $4 trillion in spending cuts that will also overhaul Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlement programs that drive up the nation's debt.

On Public Lands Plan, GOP Tells Obama To 'Get Off My Lawn'
President Barack Obama says he's constantly telling his two daughters to go outside, turn off the TV and stop using Skype.

US 'Deeply Concerned' By Violence In Ivory Coast
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. is "deeply concerned" about the situation in the Ivory Coast and reports of human rights abuses and a massacre of more than 1,000 people.

Tepco Struggles To Halt Radioactive Leak
Tokyo Electric Power is struggling to block a crack in a pit that is leaking highly radioactive water into the ocean at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Workers Struggle To Plug Leak At Japan Nuclear Plant
A first attempt to plug a cracked concrete shaft that is leaking highly radioactive water into the ocean off Japan failed Saturday, so officials are now exploring alternatives, spokesmen for Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Libyan Rebels 'Receive Foreign Training'
US and Egyptian special forces have reportedly been providing covert training to rebel fighters in the battle for Libya, Al Jazeera has been told.

Stalemate In Libya Increasingly Viewed As Likely Outcome
U.S. officials are becoming increasingly resigned to the possibility of a protracted stalemate in Libya, with rebels retaining control of the eastern half of the divided country but lacking the muscle to drive Moammar Gaddafi from power.

Oil Tops $108 A Barrel As Jobless Rate Falls
Oil prices hit a new 30-month high on Friday after the world's top two oil consumers, the U.S. and China, issued positive economic reports that pointed to increased demand.

Gulf Spill Company Hands Out Safety Bonuses
Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded off the Gulf of Mexico last year, has given its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history'',
despite the blast that killed 11 people and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean.

Genetically Modified Cows Produce 'Human' Milk
The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Foreign Banks Tapped Fed's Secret Lifeline Most At Crisis Peak
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s two-year fight to shield crisis-squeezed banks from the stigma of revealing their public loans protected a lender to local governments in Belgium, a Japanese fishing-cooperative financier and a company part-owned by the Central Bank of Libya.

Family Dog Kept Watch Over Missing 2-Year Old Overnight
A missing 2-year-old boy in Elgin was found Saturday morning after Kershaw County deputies say the family dog kept him warm and safe all night.

Census Worker Won't Take 'No' For Answer
The first few requests were tolerable. A Census Bureau worker would knock on John and Beverly Scott's door and ask them to fill out an American Community Survey. The McKinley Park couple would politely decline.

Want A Passport? Better Find Your Circumcision Records!
If I didn’t already have a passport, I’d be hard-pressed to come up with many of these details. My parents are deceased. I don’t know if my mother received pre-natal care, although I do have the name of the doctor who delivered me (also deceased). Circumcision?

Unemployment Rate At 8.8 Good Or Bad For The Country?
The road to an 8.8% unemployment is paved with unintended consequences!

Medical Doctors Speak Out About Why They Avoid Naked Body Scanners At Ariports
For those still contemplating whether or not the radiation emitted from airport naked body scanners is serious enough to avoid, you may be interested to know that many doctors routinely "opt out" and choose the full-body pat down instead because they recognize the inherent dangers associated with any level of radiation exposure.

Foul Odors Caused By Chemical Contaminants Prompt 6th J&J Drug Recall
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is back in the news again, this time for yet another drug recall.

Mainstream Media Journalists Flunk High School Physics When Reporting On Radiation
I've seen a lot of lousy, inaccurate reporting from the mainstream media over the years, but some of the reporting we're seeing now on the Fukushima catastrophe is just astonishing in its ignorance of basic physics.

FDA Says You Have No Right To Real Food Unless They Give You Permission First
In a response to a lawsuit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), the FDA has articulated its belief that there is no such thing as a right to health or to purchase or consume any given food.

Antipsychotic Drugs Lead To Blood Clots
New research out of the U.K. adds to the growing body of evidence highlighting the dangers of antipsychotic drugs. Data gathered from tens of thousands of patient records reveals that popular antipsychosis drugs like AstraZeneca's Seroquel, Eli Lilly's Zyprexa, Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Abilify, can cause severe blood clots in patients.

Common Household Materials Contains A Toxic Brew Of Dangerous Chemicals
A new report from has revealed that many common household materials are full of dangerous chemicals that cause asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity, and cancer. According to tests conducted by the non-profit Ecology Center, vinyl flooring and wallpaper in particular are loaded with phthalates, organotins, and lead, which are all a serious health threat.

British Doctors Illegally Prescribe ADHD Drugs To Children As Young As Four
The overall rise in the number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs being dispensed to children has been a major cause of concern among some medical groups, particularly as such drugs are now being prescribed to children under the age of six. In the UK, National Health Service (NHS) guidelines restrict the prescription of ADHD drugs to children under age six, but a recent report in the UK Guardian says that some doctors are unlawfully prescribing the drugs to children as young as four years old.

Today In History - Friday - April 1, 2011
1789 - The U.S. House of Rep. held its first full meeting in New York City. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House Speaker.
1793 - In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupted killing about 53,000.
1826 - Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.
1853 - Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary.
1863 - The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the U.S.
1865 - At the Battle of Five Forks in Petersburg, VA, Gen. Robert E. Lee began his final offensive.
1867 - Blacks voted in the municipal election in Tuscumbia, AL.
1889 - The first dishwashing machine was marketed (in Chicago).
1918 - England's Royal Flying Corps was replaced by the Royal Air Force.
1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for high treason in relation to the "Beer Hall Putsch."
1929 - Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.
1931 - An Earthquake devastated Managua Nicaragua killing 2,000.
1931 - Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.
1933 - Nazi Germany began the persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses.
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 introduced.
1938 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY.
1945 - U.S. forces invaded Okinawa during World War II. It was the last campaign of World War II.
1946 - Weight Watchers was formed.
1946 - A tidal wave (tsunami) struck the Hawaiian Islands killing more than 170 people.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift began.
1953 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Health Education and Welfare.
1954 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was formed in Colorado.
1960 - France exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert.
1960 - The U.S. launched TIROS-1. It was the first weather satellite.
1970 - The U.S. Army charged Captain Ernest Medina in the My Lai massacre.
1970 - U.S. President Nixon signed the bill, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, that banned cigarette advertisements to be effective on January 1, 1971.
1971 - The United Kingdom lifted all restrictions on gold ownership.
1972 - North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops renewed their offensive in South Vietnam.
1973 - Japan allowed its citizens to own gold.
1976 - Apple Computer began operations.
1982 - The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
1987 - U.S. President Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1."
1991 - Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.
1998 - A federal judge dismissed the Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against U.S. President Clinton saying that the claims fell "far short" of being worthy of a trial.
2001 - China began holding 24 crewmembers of a U.S. surveillance plane. The EP-3E U.S. Navy crew had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter jet. The Chinese pilot was missing and presumed dead. The U.S. crew was released on April 11, 2001.
2001 - Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa.
2009 - Albania and Croatia joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
2010 - The U.S. Congress cut Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%.

Gadhafi's son had a U.S. internship
Someone with knowledge of his program told CNN his 36-day planned internship began in Houston on January 21, when he was to meet with officials from AECOM, the global engineering and design company that sponsored the program. That weekend's options included a 236-mile flight to Hondo, Texas, for hunting at Lonesome Deer Ranch with a return flight arriving in Houston in time for dinner at Capital Grille, a high-end steakhouse.

70 Metal Books Found In Jordan Cave Could Change Our View Of Biblical History
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.

Debra Oberlin, Former Gainesville, FL President of MADD Arrested for DUI
The former president of the Ganinsville, FL chapter of MADD was arrested for, fire up the irony music … DUI! That is correct, 48 year old Debra Oberlin was arrested after police stated that her car she was driving was swerving. Police gave her two breathalyzer tests where she blew a .234 and .239. OUCH, the legal alcohol limit in Florida is .08.

Fed names banks who came hat in hand to 'discount window'
For the first time in its 98-year history, the Federal Reserve on Thursday identified banks that borrowed from its oldest lending program, naming those that drew emergency loans during the financial crisis.

US-led airstrikes kill dozens in Libya
Dozens have died from US-led airstrikes in Libya as running battles persist between revolutionary forces and government troops on the outskirts of Brega.

'Skunked': Bill Gross On How 'The US Will Likely Default On Its Debt'
In a letter focusing on what has been well known to Zero Hedge readers for about two years now, Bill Gross' latest investment outlook does the usual attack of Beltway stupidity (as if Congress is in any way competent of making math-related decisions - they do what Wall Street - that's you Bill! - tell them to do, and you know it), emphasizing the impossible math of total US entitlement liabilities (on a net present value basis), which Gross estimates at $75 trillion.

Japanese Economic Collapse Confirmed By PMI Plunge From 52.9 to 46.4, Largest Drop Ever
In the first economic metric since the Japanese earthquake struck, Japanese manufacturing activity slumped to a two-year low in March and posted its steepest monthly decline on record, confirming all the worst fears about supply chain disruptions and production operations, according to the Japanese PMI released on Thursday.

Japan Prepares To 'Bury The Problem' Following News Of Uncontrolled Reactor 1 Chain Reactions
And once again our prediction about Fukushima (namely the inevitable entombment of the entire facility in thousands of tons of concrete) is about to be realized.

ECB FOCUS - Europe Rates To Lead US As Global Power Shifts
After following the Federal Reserve's lead for over a decade, the European Central Bank is poised to launch a series of interest rate hikes before the U.S. central bank for the first time in the ECB's history.

Tent Collapse Injures 7 At Airport In Fla. Storms
Authorities say seven people were injured when a festival tent collapsed at a regional airport as storms battered central Florida.

Japan Plant Radioactivity 10,000 Times Standard
Officials with the company that operates Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear plant say radioactive contamination in groundwater underneath a reactor has been measured at 10,000 times the government health standard.

Despite UN Recommendation, Japan Will Not Widen Evacuation Zone
Despite recommendations from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency to widen the evacuation zone, the Japanese government said it would not take further action as it continues to race to contain the leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Oil Climbs To Highest Since 2008 On Libya Conflict
The price of oil rose to a 30-month high on Thursday as fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pushed back rebels from key areas in eastern Libya.

Radiation Traces Found In US Milk
The U.S. government said Wednesday that traces of radiation have been found in milk in Washington state, but said the amounts are far too low to trigger any public-health concern.

Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon Expects Inflation
U.S. consumers face "serious" inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products, the head of Wal-Mart's U.S. operations warned Wednesday.

Gaddafi's Glamorous Blonde :Lawyer Daughter Aisha Joins Soldiers On Front Lines
Colonel Gaddafi has unleashed his latest weapon against Libya's revolutionaries - his glamorous blonde daughter.

NATO May Order Ground Forces Into Libya, US Admiral Admits
Speaking to members of Congress today, Adm. James Stavridis admitted that, while allied forces were not yet considering the deployment of troops on the ground in Libya, it was a possibility.

110 Mph Winds Damage Homes In Mississippi
Winds that reached estimated speeds of 110 miles per hour in central Mississippi damaged more than 40 homes as severe storms dumped large hail and heavy rain flooded roads, officials said Wednesday.

Fukushima Meltdown Update: Cesium In The Soil, Ocean Waters Contaminated And Fuel Core Meltdown Now Under Way
Here are the latest developments on the Fukushima catastrophe, including quotes from a well-known physicist who is now raising the alarm over "three raging meltdowns" at the Fukushima complex.

Study: Antioxidant Blend Protects Against Radioactive DNA Damage
New research presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, Ill., has revealed the incredible power of antioxidants to protect the body against the damaging effects of radiation.

Unconstitutional Vaccine Rights Bills Keep Coming
Recently, Washington State voted to pass SB 5005, a law making doctors the gatekeepers of all vaccine exemptions -- medical, religious and philosophical.

Gardasil And Cervarix: Are Strains Targeted By The Vaccines Replaced By Other HPV Viruses?
Immunologist Charlotte Haug, MD PhD, MSc and Editor-in-Chief, Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening (The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association) raises an interesting question that has yet to be considered by the FDA, CDC or the medical community.



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