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
1862 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1879 - In Cleveland, OH, electric arc lights were used for the first
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
1945 - The German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the
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
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
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced he was releasing edited
transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the
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
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
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”.
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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
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
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. Infowars.com 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.
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
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.
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.
History - Thursday - April 28, 2011
1788 - Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S.
1789 - A mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew
took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Invade Maxam Nutraceutics And Steal Natural Health Products In Shocking
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
1929 - First non-stop flight from England to India was completed.
1937 - German planes attacked Guernica, Spain, during the Spanish Civil
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
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
1982 - The British announced that Argentina had surrendered on South
1983 - Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 1,200 for first time.
1985 - In Argentina, a fire at a mental hospital killed 79 people and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
OVER For The US
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
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.
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
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
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.
History - Monday - April 25, 2011
1831 - The New York and Harlem Railway was incorporated in New York
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
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
1976 - Portugal ratified a constitution. It was first revised on October
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,
1982 - In accordance with Camp David agreements, Israel completed its
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
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
2007 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the
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
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
Japanese Government Censors Fukushima Reports That Contradict Official
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
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
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
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
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.
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"
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"
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
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
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,
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
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
Pakistan forbids US from using air base as tensions rise over drone
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
1994 - Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16
1998 - Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered
possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220
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
2000 - The 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act went into
2003 - North and South Korea agreed to hold Cabinet-level talks the
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 load....it is 127 pages).
US Govt Printing
Office Needs 350,934 National Detainee Handbooks Printed by April 29th,
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
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.
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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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
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
Central US Prepares For Massive Earthquake Drill - Drop, Cover, and Hold
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
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Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood Of Border Agents Confirming Fed's
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
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
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
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
Radiation Exposure Chart Admits Cancer Radiotherapy Delivers Fatal Dose
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
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
Mainstream Media Receives Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars Via Obamacare
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.
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
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
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
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
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
1989 - Scientist announced the successful testing of high-definition TV.
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet head of state to visit
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
Homeless Woman, Arrested For Sending Son To School Using Babysitter's
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
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
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.
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
Obama Administration to give $2.84 Billion Loan for an Oil Refinery…in
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
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
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
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
History - Tuesday - April 19, 2011
1764 - The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing
1775 - The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
EmSense Comes Up With EmBand Device To Track Your Brainwaves As You
Would you feel comfortable if market researchers could know your every
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
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.
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
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
1934 - The first Laundromat opened in Fort Worth, TX.
1937 - Leon Trotsky called for the overthrow of Soviet leader Josef
1938 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt threw out the first ball
preceding the season opener between the Washington Senators and the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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JPMorgan Pushes Microchip Cards in Race With Wells Fargo
Banks to Pay Victims of Botched Foreclosures in Settlement With
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
1981 - America's first space shuttle, Columbia, returned to Earth after
a three-day test flight. The shuttle orbited the Earth 36 times during
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson
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
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
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
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 (http://www.naturalnews.com/honey_be...).
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
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
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
'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,
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
Europeans Warned To Avoid Drinking Milk Or Eating Vegetables Due To High
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
1955 - The University of Michigan Polio Vaccine Evaluation Center
announced that the polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was "safe, effective
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.
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 UNCOVERS TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA
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.
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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The Memo That 'Proves Aliens Landed At Roswell' Released Online By The
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
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." (http://bigthink.com/ideas/37705).
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
2007 - Apple announced that the iTunes Store had sold more than two
TRUMP UNCOVERS TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA
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Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
YouTube: What Is Colloidal Silver & Why Is It The Best Natural
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
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.
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
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
1952 - U.S. President Truman seized steel mills to prevent a nationwide
1953 - The bones of Sitting Bull were moved from North Dakota to South
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
1922 - U.S. Secretary of Interior leased Teapot Dome naval oil reserves
1927 - The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington,
DC, to New York City. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary
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
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
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,
1983 - Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson made the first Space
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
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 - In Fort Smith, AR, 13 white supremacists were acquitted on
charges for plotting to overthrow the U.S. federal government.
1989 - A Soviet submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank in the Norwegian
1990 - In the U.S., John Poindexter was found guilty of five counts at
his Iran-Contra trial. The convictions were later reversed on appeal.
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
2002 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese announced that six priests from
the Archdiocese of New York were suspended over allegations of sexual
2009 - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25
years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security
Federal Government Seeking To Make Forms Of Bartering Illegal After
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
1830 - Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when
Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from
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
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
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.
These ladies resemble each other? Watch the video!
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
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
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
Gold Rises to Record $1,458.60 on Ounce on 'Chaos' Hedge; Silver Tops
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.
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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
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
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
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
CDC Releases Report About Scientist Working With Plague Virus Who Died
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.
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
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 - TAKE ACTION TODAY!!!
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.
NEEDED TO OPPOSE
Senate Bill 31: WILL BE VOTED ON TODAY!!!
is important to oppose it regardless of whether or not you live in North
* CALL the NC Governor's office at
* 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
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
VIDEO: The Plutonium Nightmare Has Begun!
Meet The 171 Banks For Which The Margin Of Failure Is One Thousand
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
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
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
Oil Rises To 30-Month High On Libya Conflict; Kuwait Says Price Is Too
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
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
Study, Pesticides, Toxins Can Absorb Directly Into The Crops Through
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.
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
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
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
1987 - The U.S. charged the Soviet Union with wiretapping a U.S.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
FDA Says You Have No Right To Real Food Unless They Give You Permission
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 HealthyStuff.org 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
British Doctors Illegally Prescribe ADHD Drugs To Children As Young As
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2009 - Albania and Croatia joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2010 - The U.S. Congress cut Medicare reimbursements to physicians by
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
70 Metal Books Found In Jordan Cave Could Change Our View Of Biblical
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with
wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of
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
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
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
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
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
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.