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Inside the FBI's secret files on Coretta Scott King -- after more than a year’s work, KHOU-TV in Houston and its investigative unit, 11 News Defenders, have obtained a world-exclusive first look at the FBI’s file on Coretta Scott King.

YouTube - A BURIED 60 Minutes INTERVIEW / INDICTMENT -- The video employs clips from a 2004 "60 Minutes" Interview with 2001-2003 Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O'Neil. O'Neil,a Permanent Member of the then formed NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL (NSC), was eventually FIRED in 2003, for what he OPPOSED and witnessed in the Early days of the JUST elected 2001 Bush Whitehouse.

Who Would The World Elect for the President of the United States? -- Check it out!

Chemical From Iraq Discovered at U.N. -- No unconventional weapons were found in Iraq after the United States-led invasion in 2003. But a potentially deadly chemical agent produced by Saddam Hussein’s regime has turned up, improbably, in an office at the United Nations in New York, and it had the F.B.I. and the city police scrambling yesterday.

Alzheimer's Patients Lining Up for Microchip -- A Florida-based company has developed an FDA-approved microchip that can be implanted in an Alzheimer's patient's arm, allowing critical medical details to be accessed instantly.

Canadian Auto Workers 'shocked' as GM cuts 1,000 jobs -- Executives from General Motors shocked the representatives from the Canadian Auto Workers union on Wednesday when they revealed that they would eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Oshawa, said CAW president Buzz Hargrove at a press conference on Thursday to discuss the cuts.

Contaminated baby carrots are recalled -- The Los Angeles Salad Co. said it was voluntarily recalling its “Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots” because the carrots might be contaminated with the bacteria called shigella.

Absurd vaccine marketing calls for cervical cancer vaccinations for young boys! -- The headline for this story is not a typo. The push to sell more vaccines and pharmaceuticals has now reached a level of absurdity that should astonish any intelligent person. The mainstream media is now reporting -- and I'm not kidding -- that young boys should be vaccinated with Gardasil (the drug now being pushed onto teenage girls to supposedly prevent cervical cancer) based on the idea that if they have oral sex with girls who carry HPV, they might get throat cancer!

U.S. Weapons, Given to Iraqis, Move to Turkey -- Weapons that were originally given to Iraqi security forces by the American military have been recovered over the past year by the authorities in Turkey after being used in violent crimes in that country, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

Fresh spinach from California recalled -- A California produce company recalled bagged fresh spinach Wednesday after it tested positive for salmonella. The recalled spinach was distributed throughout the 48 states and Canada and sold in both retail and food service packages. It covers 8,118 cases of spinach, although the company said more than 90 percent of that was on hold and would not be released. The recall covers 10- and 16-ounce bags, as well as 4-pound cartons and cartons that contain four 2.5-pound bags, with the following tracking codes: 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.

LARRY CRAIG: HOMOSEXUAL by Alan Stang -- Now that Minneapolis cops have finally nailed Idaho Senator Larry Craig, let it be said that his proclivity is stale news. Craig has routinely been accused of sodomy for at least twenty five years.

U.S. under U.N. law in health emergency -- The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America summit in Canada released a plan that establishes U.N. law along with regulations by the World Trade Organization and World Health Organization as supreme over U.S. law during a pandemic and sets the stage for militarizing the management of continental health emergencies.

Little progress seen on Iraq goals -- The Iraqi government has failed to meet the vast majority of political and military goals laid out by lawmakers to assess President Bush's Iraq war strategy, congressional auditors have determined.

White House wants $50 billion more for Iraq war -- The Bush White House is preparing to ask Congress to approve another $50 billion to continue funding the escalation of the war against the people of Iraq well into 2008, according to a report published Wednesday in the Washington Post.

Report: Va. Tech could have saved lives -- Virginia Tech failed to properly care for a mentally troubled student gunman and waited too long to warn faculty and students after he killed his first two victims in a shooting spree that eventually claimed 31 more lives, including his own, a panel's report concluded. Had university officials not waited more than two hours to tell the campus about the initial shootings, lives could have been saved when Seung-Hui Cho later began his massacre inside a classroom building, according to
the report, released Wednesday night.

Richard Jewell, security guard wrongly linked to 1996 Olympic bombing, dies at the age of 44 -- Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was erroneously linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing, died today, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

McKinney, Sheehan, Tarpley Warn Of New Cheney 911 -- To the American people, and to peace loving individuals everywhere: Massive evidence has come to our attention which shows that the backers, controllers, and allies of Vice President Dick Cheney are determined to orchestrate and manufacture a new 9/11 terror incident, and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin war provocation over the coming weeks and months.

UK News: Prison officers in strike action -- Thousands of prison officers in England and Wales are striking for at least 24 hours in a protest over pay.

End Fluoridation, Say 500 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists And Environmentalists -- In a statement released recently, over 600 professionals are urging Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted. They cite new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks.

Yahoo, MSN Toe the Line on China's Blog Policy -- Yahoo and MSN confirmed they had signed a code of conduct for their blogging operations in China that committed them to protecting the interests of the Chinese state.

Controversial professor's class canceled -- DePaul University canceled the one remaining class taught by a controversial professor who has accused some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust.

Docs often write off patient side effect concerns -- Docs often write off patient side effect concerns. In a survey of 650 patients, taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, who reported having adverse drug reactions, many said their physicians denied that the drug could be connected to their symptoms, Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb of the University of California at San Diego and her colleagues found.

Court: New sentence for Wal-Mart exec -- A federal appeals court said Tuesday that despite his poor health and good works, former Wal-Mart executive Thomas Coughlin got off too easy after admitting he had cheated his company and the IRS. Coughlin pleaded guilty in January 2006 to felony wire fraud and tax evasion charges after embezzling cash, gift cards and merchandise from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he worked for 28 years and served as Sam Walton's protege. Wal-Mart estimated the loss at nearly $500,000.

Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations -- Several federal agencies are investigating a widening network of criminal cases involving the purchase and delivery of billions of dollars of weapons, supplies and other matériel to Iraqi and American forces, according to American officials. The officials said it amounted to the largest ring of fraud and kickbacks uncovered in the conflict here.

GOP Senator Pleaded Guilty After Restroom Arrest -- Sen. Larry E. Craig pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor disorderly-conduct charges stemming from his June arrest by an undercover police officer in a men's restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a court spokeswoman and the senator's office said yesterday.

Troops Cheer Call For Iraq Withdrawal -- A call by Puerto Rico's governor for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq earned a standing ovation from a conference of more than 4,000 National Guardsmen.

National Guard under record stress -- Of the 352,000 members of the Army National Guard, 57,000 are mobilized for duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Horn of Africa and other locales, said Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard. Of the total 162,000 U.S. troops in Iraq today, almost 30,000 are National Guard soldiers.

Bush motorcade crash kills N.M. officer -- A police officer in President Bush's motorcade crashed his motorcycle and died Monday, less than a year after a crash in Hawaii killed another motorcycle officer accompanying the president.

Aaron Russo Has Passed Away -- Aaron Russo passed away Friday 8/24/07. There is no official word yet, but his death was most likely caused by cancer, which he was battling for years now.
Related Link: Aaron Russo, who managed Bette Midler and went on to produce such films as "Trading Places," and most recently "America: Freedom to Fascism" has died. He was 64.

UFO's and ET's in Versailles, MO!!!??? -- "On July 9 near Versailles, MO, two Air Force officers and a dozen other witnesses saw five very large UFOs (a triangular craft and four discs, each as long as a football field) hovering over an empty field. On the ground were 20-25 extraterrestrials moving about. Three different races were present: some short, with purplish skin and large ears, another type described as luminous energy beings, and a third group of humanoid ETs in jump suits," further documents Dr. Boylan.

100 dollar bill to get security thread -- After six decades in which the venerable greenback never changed its look, the U.S. currency has undergone a slew of makeovers. The most amazing is yet to come. A new security thread has been approved for the $100 bill.

Scientists' plea to use new hybrid embryos -- Britain's leading scientists have made a final plea for the right to create the first animal-human embryos for medical research using eggs taken from dead cows.

US attorney general Alberto Gonzales has resigned -- Embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, accused by US lawmakers of misleading Congress, has resigned, the New York Times reports.

Iran vows to use 2,000-pound 'smart' bomb against its enemies -- Iran vowed Sunday to use a new 2,000-pound "smart" bomb against its enemies and unveiled mass production of the new weapon, state television reported.

Army’s ‘quick ship’ bonus proves popular -- More than 90 percent of the Army's new recruits since late July have accepted a $20,000 "quick ship" bonus to leave for basic combat training by the end of September, putting thousands of Americans into uniform almost immediately.

Local Troops Deploy To Nation's Capital -- Members of the 1st Battalion 265 Air Defense Artillery have mobilized and are on a plane headed first to Ft. Bliss, then for federal active duty in the capital region. The troops will be deployed for a year.

Cancer in Iraq vets raises possibility of toxic exposure -- After serving in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago — and receiving the Bronze Star for it — the Tucson soldier was called back to active duty in Iraq. While there, he awoke one morning with a sore throat. Eighteen months later, Army Sgt. James Lauderdale was dead, of a bizarrely aggressive cancer rarely seen by the doctors who tried to treat it. Read More...

Helmet Cams: UK Police to use helmet cams to record public order incidents -- The mini digital cameras, strapped to the helmet headbands of patrolling police officers, are to be used to film rowdy late-night scenes, underage drinkers, controversial stop and search confrontations and domestic violence incidents.

Another Tactic Used In Search For Miners -- Federal and mine officials said that a seventh borehole was being punched into the Crandall Canyon mine and that a robotic camera was being lowered into a hole drilled during previous efforts to find the men. The camera is similar to one used to search within the wreckage of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Safety fears over new register of all children -- Senior social workers have given warning of the dangers posed by a new government register that will store the details of every child in England from next year.

More U.S. women dying in childbirth -- U.S. women are dying from childbirth at the highest rate in decades, new government figures show. Though the risk of death is very small, experts believe increasing maternal obesity and a jump in Caesarean sections are partly to blame.

Homeland Security Responds to Helicopter Harassment at Brown's Private Picnic By: David Deschesne -- The Fort Fairfield Journal has received a copy of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to Senator Collins regarding the incident.
Martin Noakes:  9/11 Building 7 - Truth Song - Release Date 3rd August 2007 -- Visit: for further information and to hear/watch the video. If you want to support the 9/11 movement, buying this song will help, as the money generated will be donated to the 9/11 campaign.

Remember the story about "arming the insurgents?" -- Militias Seizing Control of Iraqi Electricity Grid - Armed groups increasingly control the antiquated switching stations that channel electricity around Iraq, the electricity minister said Wednesday.

Army lab documents found in trash bin -- Boxes of documents containing personal information from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research were supposed to be shredded but instead turned up last week in a trash bin, police said.

Quebec police admit they infiltrated protest -- The Quebec provincial police acknowledged in a statement Thursday that their agents had infiltrated protesters demonstrating during the recent North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que. but denied that they acted as “agent provocateurs” to instigate violence.

Ron Paul Wins Five Straw Polls, Mainstream Media Remains Silent -- Thousands are driving from all over their states to show support resulting in straw poll victories for Ron Paul with percentages as high as 81%. Dr. Paul has placed in a total of 16 straw polls now, tying him with Romney and thrusting him far beyond Giuliani in terms of visible support, and not a word about the trend can be heard from the mainstream media.
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Rule to expand mountaintop coal mining in U.S. -- The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would enshrine the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams.

Former Astronaut Lisa Nowak Due in Court -- Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is expected in court Friday and will make her first public statements since her Feb. 5 arrest, her attorney said. Nowak, who is accused of attacking Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman in a parking lot at Orlando International Airport, is expected to ask Circuit Court Judge Marc L. Lubet for her release from a GPS ankle monitoring bracelet, said her attorney, Donald Lykkebak.

West Nile virus explodes in Canadian Prairies -- The number of West Nile virus cases in the Prairies has exploded, and some experts warn the worst is yet to come.

WILL THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION BE AMERICAN PATRIOTS' LAST STAND? -- Exactly where in the Constitution lurks any power for the General Government, or the States, or both together, somehow to "merge" the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single super-national entity?

"Weather as a Force Multiplier" -- Anyone doubt weather modification now?
"Owning the Weather" -- What are the underlying causes of extreme weather instability, which has ravaged every major region of the World in the course of the last few years?

White House Manual Details How to Deal With Protesters -- A White House manual that came to light recently gives presidential advance staffers extensive instructions in the art of "deterring potential protestors" from President Bush's public appearances around the country.

Book: Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq -- The U.S. government paid a wanted international criminal roughly $60 million to fly supplies into Iraq in support of the war effort, a new book alleges.

U.S. puts ex-foes on payroll at Iraq front line -- Slowly but deliberately, U.S. forces are enlisting groups of armed men -- many probably former insurgents -- and paying cash, a strategy they say has dramatically reduced violence in some of Iraq's most dangerous areas in just weeks.

Another NEW recall of Chinese toys in US -- Two more US firms have recalled
Chinese-made toys, saying they include paint with dangerous levels of lead.

Waco: Sacred Land or Superhighway Site? -- The state of Texas is considering building a north-south superhighway through the Waco area, part of a massive statewide project known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. One county map, drawn up merely for "guesstimating costs," the county insists, shows the highway going straight through Mount Carmel.

U.N.: Diseases spreading faster than ever -- Infectious diseases are emerging more quickly around the globe, spreading faster and becoming increasingly difficult to treat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. "Infectious diseases are now spreading geographically much faster than at any time in history," the WHO said.

SPP Agent Provocateur Cops Caught Red Handed Attempting To Incite Violence -- Peaceful protestors at the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello have captured sensational video of hired agent provocateurs attempting to incite rioting and turn the protest violent, only to encounter brave resistance from real protest leaders.

AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS -- Numerous links to interesting articles and documents.

India to be one of top 10 drugs markets -- India will become one of the world's top 10 drugs markets by 2015 as incomes rise and "lifestyle" ailments such as heart disease become more common, global consultancy McKinsey said Wednesday.

Pro-war group launches $15 million ad blitz -- A new group, Freedom’s Watch, is launching Wednesday with a $15 million, five-week campaign of TV, radio and Web ads featuring military veterans that is aimed at retaining support in Congress for President Bush’s “surge” policy on Iraq.

Oil giants hit with U.S. gas price-fixing lawsuit -- A group of California gasoline station owners filed suit in U.S. federal district court in San Francisco accusing three oil industry giants of fixing gasoline prices across the United States from 1998 to 2001.

After Foreclosure, a Big Tax Bill From the I.R.S. -- Mr. Stout lost his home in Allentown, Pa., to foreclosure. He was relieved that his debt was wiped clean and he could make a new start. Wells Fargo offered the two-bedroom house for sale on the courthouse steps. No bidders came forward. So Wells Fargo bought it for $1, county records show. THEN...receives a bill from the IRS for $34,603 in back taxes. The letter explained that the debt canceled by Wells Fargo upon foreclosure was subject to income taxes, as well as penalties and
late fees.

Subprime layoffs -- Since the start of the year, more than 40,000 workers have lost their jobs at mortgage lending institutions, according to recent company layoff announcements and data complied by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Boeing To Lay Off 149 Senior IT Staff -- Planemaker Outsourcing Its Computer Systems Work. Following in the footsteps of many an American corporation, Boeing has decided to outsource its information technology work in a move that will result in layoffs. Last Friday, 149 senior IT personnel were the recipients of 60-day layoff notices.

FDA approves Risperdal use for children -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a widely used adult psychiatric drug for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. The action permits use of Risperdal for schizophrenia in youths aged 13 to 17 and for bipolar disorder in those aged 10 to 17, FDA said.

The Report the CIA Didn't Want You to See -- Buried in the files for more than two years, a withering internal assessment of pre 9/11 intelligence failures is finally made public.

CIA criticizes former chief over terror readiness -- George Tenet, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, recognized the danger posed by Al Qaeda well before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but failed to adequately prepare the CIA to meet the threat, according to an internal agency report that was released in summary form Tuesday.

Army chiefs deny al-Sadr's claim of victory in Iraq -- The British military yesterday denied claims by Muqtada al-Sadr that UK troops were retreating from Iraq in defeat, and accused the radical Shia cleric and his followers of trying to "create the false impression that they were driving us out".

Suicide Bombings - A Favourite US Counter-Insurgency Tactic -- Since 9-11 reports of "suicide bombings" have increased exponentially in the news. We are led to believe by the experts that it is one of the favorite weapons of the insurgency against the occupation forces, since it is a cheap and simple way to create chaos. Hardly a day goes by without at least one bombing in Iraq or Afghanistan being immediately seized upon by the media as the work of Iraqi insurgents.

Army Reprimands In Tillman Case Mild -- Official reprimands issued to three high-ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers.

The Army CONFIRMS Depleted uranium detected on Big Isle -- The Army yesterday confirmed that depleted uranium from a 1960s weapons system has been found at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island.

Ron Paul earns the world’s attention -- Blogs in the international community are spreading Ron Paul’s message of freedom and giving tutorials on libertarianism, hoping to inform their fellow compatriots and to rally U.S. citizens in support of Ron Paul. The phenomenon is becoming widespread and growing as meet-up groups form around the world as far as Australia, Belgium, and Baghdad to discuss Ron Paul and create inspiring videos. Read what the world is saying about Ron Paul...

Scientists drug-test whole cities -- Oregon State University scientists tested 10 unnamed American cities for remnants of drugs, both legal and illegal, from wastewater streams. They were able to show that they could get a good snapshot of what people are taking.

Mexican Trucks Roll Into America Sept 1 -- A Mexican publication that covers Mexico's transportation industry reported Wednesday that the Secretariat of Communications and Transportes said that the cross-border pilot program is coming by the end of this month.

New FDA Law Requires Organic Almond Pasteurization -- Starting in August or September of 2007, raw almonds available in the USA, Canada and Mexico, will no longer be "truly raw" due to a mandate passed by the USDA, FDA and the California Almond Board, announcing that all almonds including organic must be pasteurized.

"Weather as a Force Multiplier" -- Anyone doubt weather modification now?
"Owning the Weather" -- What are the underlying causes of extreme weather instability, which has ravaged every major region of the World in the course of the last few years?

Bush to push North American agenda -- Never fond of interrupting his Texas vacation, President Bush is doing it this year to bolster ties with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, two friendly neighbors and vital partners. Bush joins Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Montebello, Quebec, on Monday in hopes of expanding cooperation among their countries, which enjoy the largest trading partnership in the world.

Deadly mosquito has landed in Britain -- Britain has been invaded by the Asian tiger mosquito which carries potentially-fatal diseases.

Immigration Activist Deported to Mexico -- An illegal immigrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year to avoid being separated from her U.S.-born son has been deported to Mexico, the church's pastor said.

At grief camp, kids mourn loss of military parents -- At Camp Good Grief, all the children are mourning for a parent or other relative who died while serving in the military. Being with children who have endured a similar loss provides comfort, counselors said.

Poison PJs from China -- Embalming fluid found inside children's pajamas!

The North American Union - Does The Queen Of Canada Become The Queen Of The United States? By Joan M. Veon -- In November, 2004, President Bush told Canada's then Prime Minister Paul Martin, "It's good to be home." Exactly what did he mean? Was he inferring that America has been integrated into Canada's system of government? Was this "code language" to reveal to a group of insiders that Canada's queen is the Queen of the United States?

Putin exports Russian missiles to Syria -- President Vladimir Putin is stirring yet more memories of the Cold War as Russia begins delivery of around 50 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. It is feared that Syria could pass on some of the Russian-made weapons to their Middle East allies.

Russia builds highly effective Pechora surface-to-air missiles -- The new Pechora is mobile and can be redeployed within 20-25 minutes, compared with three hours needed to move the old version. This is of crucial importance for an air defense system, because air battles do not last long, and the system also needs to evade return enemy fire. The sooner it moves away, the more chances it has to survive until the next battle.

AMERICA'S PASTORS: PREACHERS OF TRUTH OR PROMOTERS OF TYRANNY? By Pastor Chuck Baldwin -- According to KSLA television in Shreveport, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intends to use America's preachers to help pave the way for martial law in the event of another terrorist attack upon the United States.

China to install sensors along NAFTA highway -- Radio sensing stations to track traffic and cargo up and down the I-35 NAFTA Superhighway corridor are being installed by Communist China, operating through a port operator subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
Noble Resolve Starts today -- Portland to Host Terrorism Drill “NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2” Aug. 20 to 24 -This is an urgent advisory notice from concerned citizens of Oregon and Washington about an upcoming U.S. Joint Forces Command emergency management exercise known as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 that will simulate terrorism or disaster scenarios in the Lower Columbia River Basin between Aug. 20th and Aug 24th, 2007.

U.S. military practices genetic discrimination in denying benefits -- Those medically discharged with genetic diseases are left without disability or retirement benefits. Some are fighting back.

Military Interrogators are Posing as Lawyers at Gitmo -- Military interrogators posing as "lawyers" are attempting to trick Guantanamo prisoners into providing them with information.

China to install sensors along NAFTA highway -- Radio sensing stations to track traffic and cargo up and down the I-35 NAFTA Superhighway corridor are being installed by Communist China, operating through a port operator subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.

Alabama Republican Assembly Holds Informal Straw Poll -- Out of 266 ballots cast, it was Texas Congressman Ron Paul by an overwhelming majority, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a distant second.

Ron Paul Wins NH Straw Poll -- Ron Paul takes the Strafford County, NH, GOP straw poll by another landslide.

Mortgage Lender Lays Off Nearly 6,000 -- TUCSON, Ariz. - First Magnus
Financial Corp., a national mortgage lender that is suspending operations, says it has laid off 99 percent of its nearly 6,000 employees nationwide and closed all of its more than 300 offices.

Army too stretched if Iraq buildup lasts -- Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force and its options if the Bush administration decides to extend the Iraq buildup beyond next spring.

Skyscraper burns near ground zero -- A seven-alarm fire ripped through an abandoned skyscraper next to ground zero in Lower Manhattan Saturday, killing two firefighters who were responding to the blaze.

U.S. military practices genetic discrimination in denying benefits -- Those medically discharged with genetic diseases are left without disability or retirement benefits. Some are fighting back.

Pentagon Paid $999,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers to Texas -- A small South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over six years from the Pentagon for fraudulent shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to a Texas base, U.S. officials said. Read More...

Johnson & Johnson tracks down maker of phony diabetes test -- A global manhunt begun by Johnson & Johnson has traced to China counterfeit versions of an at-home diabetes test used by 10 million Americans to take sensitive measurements of blood sugar levels.

Another Recall: Ocean King Enterprises Inc. Recalls the Following Ready-To-Eat Seafood Dips Because of Possible Health Risk -- Ready-to-Eat Seafood Dips recalled  because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Transcript of Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines -- Title: The Trouble with Touch Screens. Description: An investigation into the voting machine industry that reveals problems with the latest touch screen technology.

Navy Plane Crashes Off N.C.; 3 Missing -- A Navy surveillance aircraft (E-2C Hawkeye) crashed into the Atlantic during a training exercise, and crews searched Thursday for the three aviators who were aboard, authorities said.

VIDEO: Medical Mystery in Chicago -- Strange bug bites landed more than 100 people in Chicago emergency rooms.

Iraqi deaths due to U.S. invasion: 1,004,219 since March 2003 -- The slaughter of Iraqi children, women and men committed by American and allied invading forces since 2003 exceeds 1,000,000 and increases daily. These figures do not include those critically injured or others traumatised by torture, beatings and rape. The numbers are shocking and sobering. The estimates are at least 10 times greater than most figures cited in the corrupt and controlled US media, yet they are based on the only scientifically valid study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE. NEWS, COMMENTARY & INSIGHT -- One person's effort to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media.

Check out the Union of North America (UNA) Amero Pattern Coins -- A currency union, similar to the European Union "Euro" has been proposed for North America (it is sometimes called the "North American Union", or "NAU"). The name of the new currency is the "Amero".

Anti-War Protest Group Fined $10,000 -- The anti-war activist group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) faces a $10,000 fine from the city of Washington if it fails to remove thousands of fliers it has posted to advertise a September anti-war march.

Court finds Padilla guilty in terror case -- Jose Padilla's five-year journey through the federal government's murky war-time justice system ended Thursday in conviction on three terrorism support charges in a verdict that offered a boost to the administration's checkered record in terror-related prosecutions.

UK: Military intelligence 'crisis' as 20% of staff quit -- Military intelligence staff are leaving the armed forces in such numbers that the Ministry of Defence fears anti-terror operations could be compromised by shortages.

As U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Iran, After effects Worry Allies -- America's allies are increasingly concerned about the Bush administration's plans to unilaterally escalate pressure on Iran, fearing that an evolving strategy may also set in motion a process that could lead to military action if Iran does not back down, according to diplomats and officials of foreign countries.


China's Tallest Building Catches Fire, Does Not Collapse -- Shanghai's World Financial Center, the tallest building in China upon completion, defied all known physics yesterday afternoon when it caught fire but did not collapse, a modern day miracle in light of the commonly accepted premise that since 9/11, all steel buildings that suffer limited fire damage implode within two hours.

Domestic Use of Spy Satellites To Widen -- The Bush administration has approved a plan to expand domestic access to some of the most powerful tools of 21st-century spycraft, giving law enforcement officials and others the ability to view data obtained from satellite and aircraft sensors that can see through cloud cover and even penetrate buildings and underground bunkers.
Related Article: American Spy Satellites To Snoop On U.S. -- Department Of Homeland Security OKs Expanded Domestic Use Of Spies In The Sky

Army suicides highest in 26 years -- Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report.

All Out War On Ron Paul by Joel Skousen -- Commentary And Insights On A Troubled World.

Cartoon: America's Mayor? -- The truth about Rudy continues to seep out.

Images, noises offer hope at Utah mine -- Rescuers searching for six trapped coal miners got two pieces of hopeful news — images of an intact chamber with potentially breathable air and the sound of mysterious vibrations in the mountain.

Deadly earthquake strikes Peru -- A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru on Wednesday evening, killing 15 people and leaving 70 hurt, President Alan Garcia said on national

Bush Administration Says Warrantless Eavesdropping Cannot Be Questioned -- The Bush administration said Monday the constitutionality of its warrantless electronic eavesdropping program cannot be challenged.

Haiti UFOs--They're a Hoax! -- Background of Haiti UFO--Click for larger image. UFO video allegedly from Haiti and the Dominican Republic has been posted on YouTube that shows exotic craft moving low overhead. This dramatic footage has caused a sensation among those interested in UFOs, AND NOW IT CAN BE PROVEN THAT IT IS A HOAX.

New HPV Vaccine Analysis: Increased GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) Risks -- The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) today issued a new report on HPV vaccine (Gardasil®) safety analyzing adverse event reports to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Illinois: 3 more people suffer West Nile virus -- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced three new human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus infections Wednesday, bringing the total of human cases in the state for 2007 to eleven.

YouTube - WMD LIES - Bush Cheney Rumsfeld etc. -- The ultimate clip regarding WMD lies - the clip we have all been waiting for. All the lies of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell compiled together, brilliantly done, with some great "extra" material.

YouTube - Ron Paul: Insider on Ames, IA Straw Poll Voting -- Ron Paul supporter Ernest Hancock explains the Diebold voting problem at Ames, IA Straw Poll.

RON PAUL Defrauded by Iowa Straw Poll Process Part I -- We need the affidavits of any Iowan who voted for Ron Paul at the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll. If we succeed – then we will have the proof that the Diebold computers at the Iowa Straw Poll of 2007 – were rigged.

Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines -- Dan Rather reports Tuesday that election outcomes may have changed due to technical glitches in touch screen voting machines. His investigation has uncovered election officials who distrust the machines — and workers who admit to building defective machines.
Related Article: Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines -- Uncovers
New Surprises About ES&S Touch-Screens

American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics -- This report is written in response to numerous requests for war casualty statistics and lists of war dead. It provides tables, compiled by sources at the Department of Defense (DOD), indicating the number of casualties among American militarypersonnel serving in principal wars and combat actions. This is a .pdf file.

Giuliani says U.S. will need long presence in Iraq -- U.S. troops will likely be fighting in Iraq when the next president takes office in 2009 and some U.S. forces will need to stay there to deter regional threats, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday.

Latest recalls prompt calls for tighter control on Chinese goods -- A top US senator called Tuesday for the inspection of all Chinese toys imported into the United States, after toy giant Mattel recalled 18 million Chinese-made products worldwide.

See Who's Editing Wikipedia -- The online encyclopedia allows anyone to make edits, but keeps detailed logs of all these changes. Users who are logged in are tracked only by their user name, but anonymous changes leave a public record of their IP address.

The Montebello Summit and the Future of North America -- The leaders of the three North American countries will meet August 20-21 in Montebello, Quebec for the third in a series of annual summits that have been held to oversee a process of trilateral negotiations on economic regulation and security procedures called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP. This conference will review the progress of the SPP negotiations, the status of relations among the three NAFTA partners, and look ahead to what may be next for North American economic integration and continental security.

YouTube - Haiti UFO And The Dominican Republic UFO - YouTube UFO Fake - Hoax? -- Have a look and judge for yourself....

America's Military Kids Are Latest Collateral Damage -- The children of the troops serving in Iraq are experiencing significant collateral damage at home, according to two staggering new reports on the occurrence of child maltreatment, neglect, and abuse during combat-related deployments.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: When in the course of human events... -- "Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers. - Congressman Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul's column for the week of August 13th -- One thing that has not drawn enough attention is the link between the size of government and the mismanagement that leads to wasted money. If the government were restrained within its proper constitutional functions, it would be far better managed and much more readily would proper oversight occur.

Rumsfield Vague on War Media Management -- Asked by Congressman Dennis Kucinich whether the Rendon Group was involved in a Department of Defense media management strategy on the war in Iraq, the former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, was vague. "I am aware that there have been over the years, contracts with that organization from various entities within the department and outside of the department.

Army chiefs from 19 nations in secret Sydney meet -- Army chiefs from 19 nations, including the United States, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia held a secret meeting in Sydney in the lead-up to an Asia-Pacific summit, Australia's top soldier said on Tuesday.

Camera in Utah mine shows no signs of life -- Ghostly video images from deep underground showed a tool bag, shards of broken rock, a twisted conveyor belt and dripping water but no signs of life as the arduous search for six missing miners stretched Monday into a second week.

Sheehan announces independent run against Pelosi -- Former anti-war leader Cindy Sheehan announced on Thursday that in 2008 she will run as an independent candidate against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). "I dedicate my candidacy to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan," Sheehan said, weeping.

Australia News: Water prices set to rise -- A report to be released tomorrow by the Water Services Association of Australia says consumers will have to pay for massive investments required to counter the effects of climate change. Melbourne's prices are expected to double, water utilities say.

Russia said flying more missions near U.S. territory -- Russian bombers are flying more missions than normal near U.S. territory, including Alaska, demonstrating their long-range strike capability, U.S. and Canadian officials said on Monday.

China bridge collapse kills 20, toll set to rise -- At least 20 people were killed when a road bridge being built across a river in southern China collapsed on to another highway, state media and a witness said on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Bill Moyers Journal: Buying The War -- Four years ago on May 1, President Bush landed on the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln and delivered a speech in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner. Despite profound questions and the increasing violence in Baghdad, many in the press confirmed the White House's claim that the war was won. How did they get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 continue to go largely unreported?

The Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment To The Constitution For The United States -- To Research Articles For In-Depth Study, be sure to check out this website.

Karl Rove, Adviser to President Bush, to Resign -- Karl Rove, the architect of President Bush's two national campaigns and his most prominent adviser through 6-1/2 tumultuous years in the White House, will resign at month's end and leave politics, a White House spokeswoman said this morning.

FACTS AND LIES / PAT TILLMAN CASE -- Pat Tillman's questionable death was stonewalled by top Pentagon Generals until the freedom of Information Act brought it to light . What were they hiding ??

Dov Zakheim and the Missing Trillions -- How can you not account for this amount of money in this day and age with computers? Why has this, along with other news, disappeared from the landscape?

Breast Cancer Info from PubMed -- Recent trends in breast cancer incidence rates by age and tumor characteristics among U.S. women. Be sure to check out the related articles on the right hand side of their website.

Virginia's "abusive driver fees" now in effect -- Traffic offense victims are now left with high fees, which range from $750 to $3,000, under laws passed by the General Assembly in the spring as part of a package aimed at funding scores of transportation projects.

U.S. Pays Millions In Cost Overruns For Security in Iraq -- The U.S. military has paid $548 million over the past three years to two British security firms that protect the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on reconstruction projects, more than $200 million over the original budget, according to previously undisclosed data that show how the cost of private security in Iraq has mushroomed.

It's not who votes that counts -- Great article from Michael Hargett of Hoosiers For Ron Paul, a grassroots organization that promotes all the meetup activities through the state.

Prosecutor: Ed Brown stoking tension - Tax protester says he's warning police -- Convicted tax protester Ed Brown is trying to ramp up tensions with the police through a series of threats against local law enforcement officials, the Sullivan County Attorney's office said in a statement yesterday. The statement came after Brown said his supporters would retaliate against Plainfield Police Chief Gordon Gillens and Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Prozzo if he or his wife are harmed by authorities. Brown's comments were first reported in the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday.

Thompson Drops Out Of GOP Presidential Race -- Amid a dismal showing in the Iowa straw poll, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has dropped out of his race for the White House. His campaign has released a statement saying the Republican is leaving the campaign trail.

China Toy Boss Kills Self After Recall -- The head of a Chinese toy manufacturing company at the center of a huge U.S. recall has committed suicide, a state-run newspaper said Monday.

Bush War Czar Says Draft Worth a Look -- Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush 's new war adviser said Friday.

WHAT DOES "FED PUMPS $68 BILLION INTO BANKING SYSTEM" ACTUALLY MEAN? by Devvy Kidd -- Last week saw a bucking bronco ride in the stock market. The American people read headlines such as: Fed vows, then pumps massive funds to calm markets and Fed's $38 billion helps markets. But what does it really mean?   

Romney wins GOP straw poll in Iowa -- Former Mass. governor spent big to win early test of Republican contenders.
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Romney wins Iowa straw poll; Ron Paul, 5th. Carol Paul hospitalized with dyspnea -- will the health of Dr. Ron Paul's 71 year old wife, Carol, influence his decision to stay in a race in which he is viewed as an impossible long shot? Clearly, the campaign trail does not bode well for Mrs. Paul. The question is, will sitting on the sidelines in Texas lessen the stress on the Congressman's wife?
GOP candidate Ron Paul's wife is hospitalized before key straw poll -- A campaign spokesman says the wife of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul was hospitalized today (Saturday) with an irregular heartbeat.

Reports say that Ron Paul Signs Removed by Police at the Ames Straw Poll -- At 9 a.m., the candidate with the loudest presence was Ron Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas. Yard signs, mostly for Paul, lined the highway interchange on Interstate Highway 35 at Ames, but a law enforcement officer in a squad car was yanking out the signs just before 9 a.m.

GOP Treachery Against Ron Paul -- Intrepid activist and radio talk show host Ernest Hancock of Arizona has flushed out the FINAL PIECE OF TREACHERY planned by the Iowa GOP - IF they continue on their present anti-American course with regard to "counting" the ballots in the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll.

Final Copy of Ad to Appear in Saturday Ames Tribune -- "Great job to everyone who made this possible. If it is true that the Ames Straw Poll is a test of each campaign's organizational skills then we have already won."

Mets fan could face big tax bill for snagging Bonds' ball -- Before he celebrates his windfall, the New York Mets fan who emerged from a violent scrum clutching Barry Bonds' record-setting home run ball should probably call his accountant. As soon as 21-year-old Matt Murphy snagged the valuable piece of sports history Tuesday night, his souvenir became taxable income in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, according to experts.

Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationships -- Homosexual Lutheran clergy who are in sexual relationships will be able to serve as pastors, the largest U.S. Lutheran body said on Saturday.

Haiti UFO Video (COAST TO COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY) -- Watch video footage of UFOs purportedly shot over Haiti on the evening of August 6, 2007.

The Big Kahuna: OTC Derivatives Begin Full Blown Meltdown -- World Central Banks are admitting to a $300 billion liquidity injection, so it must be much higher. This type of injection over what has now been three days is so unprecedented that it is not because a few hedge funds have gone broke. This is a full blown meltdown in OTC derivatives.

Homeland Security To Covertly Scan Behaviour -- The United States Department of Homeland Security is to install a host of new technology to covertly scan the behaviour and emotions of American citizens in an effort to prevent terrorism according to an upcoming article in the New Scientist.

Fatigue cripples US army in Iraq -- Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis.

GOP Debate Poll -- Which Republican candidate do you think turned in the best performance in the August 5 debate?

US public sees news media as biased, inaccurate, uncaring: poll -- More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed.

Let's Win the Ames. Iowa Straw Poll! -- Coming off the great success of the Rally for Life and Liberty in Des Moines last Saturday, we now need to keep the momentum going with a victory at the Straw Poll in Ames on August 11th.

Drill reaches depth of trapped Utah miners -- Rescuers find no audible evidence of survivors, but caution work not done.

Divers find remains from bridge collapse -- More than a week after a well-traveled bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River, divers began recovering the bodies of people missing and presumed dead.

Families reach deal with Mayor over 9/11 anniversary -- Relatives of World Trade Centre victims upset by plans to move this year’s September 11 commemoration away from ground zero have agreed a deal with New York’s mayor Michael Bloomberg, allowing them to mourn at the site where their loved ones perished.

The ADHD drug Ritalin may affect the developing brain -- The new study, which monitored the effect of the drug on the brains of rats, found that it altered areas of the brain related to executive functioning, addiction and appetite, social relationships and stress.

Tough Times on Sidelines for Bush Sr -- These are distressing days for the Bush family patriarch, only the second former president in American history, after John Adams, to see his son take the White House. At 83, he finds it tough to watch his son get criticized from the sidelines; often, he likens himself to a Little League father whose kid is having a rough game. And like the proud and angry Little League dad who cannot help but yell at the umpire, sometimes he just cannot help getting involved.

IBM launches ePedigree system to track medications with RFID's -- To help the pharmaceutical industry combat drug counterfeiting, IBM is launching an electronic pedigree system Thursday that tracks medications through the supply chain until they reach consumers.
The system employs radio-frequency identification, or RFID tags, which are already used to track packages of drugs.

”End Fluoridation,” Say 600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalists -- In a statement released today, over 600 professionals are urging Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted. They cite new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks.

Sorcha Faal Reports: Horrific ‘Divine’ Weapons Test Traps Miners In US -- Reports from Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces are reporting today that the United States Military has ‘unleashed’ upon the World a devastating new weapon that they estimate at over 1.4 million pounds and is similar to the design of the 21,000 pound Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) detonated over Florida on March 11, 2003 prior to the Americans invasion of Iraq.

Bush’s Doctors Kept Lyme Disease Secret for a Year; Is the Condition Why His Mind is Degenerating? -- Bush was treated for what his doctors described as “early, localized Lyme disease” last August after developing the characteristic bullseye rash. The doctors said he has had no recurrence.

Political Turmoil in Pakistan Deepens -- Azim also said talk from the United States about the possibility of U.S. military action against al-Qaida in Pakistan "has started alarm bells ringing and has upset the Pakistani public." He mentioned Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama by name as an example of someone who made such comments, saying his recent remarks were one reason the government was debating a state of emergency.

Jim Cramer from Mad Money totally flips out on MSNBC -- Must see video! 

Earthquake rattles Los Angeles area -- Magnitude 4.5 temblor jolts residents; no injuries reported. The quick jolt was felt by residents across Los Angeles County.

255,000 Chinese-made tires recalled -- A tire importer said Thursday it would recall 255,000 Chinese-made tires it claims were defective because they lack a safety feature that prevents tread separation. The recall applies to Westlake, Compass and YKS brand tires in certain sizes and models.

1,001 civilian contractors have died in Iraq -- More than 1,000 civilian contractors have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion more than four years ago, according to Labor Department records made available Tuesday.

U. S. Issues NEW Botulism Warning - Canned green beans sold nationwide -- The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid.

US CODE: Title 50,1520a  -- Restrictions on use of human subjects for testing of chemical or biological agents.

Ron Paul Warns of White House Using 'Gulf of Tonkin' Incident to Launch Iran War -- In a straightforward interview on Fox News, today, Paul made mincemeat of one of Fox's female provocateurs who was peddling the White House slander that Paul is accusing the White House of planning a fake terrorist incident to launch that war. Paul just laid out the truth--the White House used 9/11 to attack Iraq. Read More...

Sabotage may be to blame for escape of virus -- The foot-and-mouth outbreak could have been caused deliberately by a leak from one of the two laboratories at a research centre at Pirbright in Surrey, investigators for the Health and Safety Executive said.

The Video That the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See -- A video regarding "Raising Animals for Food."

Seismic activity shuts down mine rescue effort -- Seismic activity has "totally shut down" efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground and has wiped out all the work done in the past day, a mine executive said.

Nuke weapons lab reports another major security breach -- "An incident involving the unauthorized release of classified data via email occurred last week at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)," reported a press release Monday from the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). "The rated among 'the most serious threats to national security.'"

Airlines sue FBI, CIA over Sept. 11 -- Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday, asking a federal court to let them interview investigators who can tell whether the aviation industry was to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or whether it had acted reasonably.

At least 1 million pounds of Seafood from China wasn't screened -- At least 1 million pounds of suspect Chinese seafood landed on American store shelves and dinner plates despite a FDA order that the shipments first be screened for banned drugs or chemicals, an Associated Press investigation found.

Military folks like Ron Paul -- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RON PAUL is leading all other candidates—both Republicans and Democrats—in total campaign donations given by active military personnel and veterans.

Exclusive: Proof that New 9\11 Film "September Clues" is a Fraud!" -- A 911 Truth film has recently been released that tries again to prove that "TV Fakery" was used in the orchestration of the attacks of September 11th, 2001. The film, entitled "September Clues", was released by an organization called "Social Service". The entire film can be viewed HERE.

Effort to Reach 6 Utah Miners Resumes -- Teams of rescuers frantically cleared debris from underground tunnels early Tuesday, trying to reach six coal miners trapped by a cave-in beneath more than 1,500 feet of solid rock.

Veterans' Rare Cancers Raise Fears of Toxic Battlefields -- In the wake of an Iraqi official last month blaming America's use of depleted uranium munitions in its 2003 "Shock and Awe" campaign for a surge in cancer there, the Defense Department is facing an October deadline for providing a comprehensive report to Congress on the health effects of such weapons.

Interactive map: ‘Deficient’ and ‘obsolete’ bridges -- Check out your state!

This I-35 Trade Corridor Study was done in 1998 -- It states: I-35 carries a greater percentage of trade among the NAFTA partners than any other US Interstate Highway...this is good back-ground information. Warning: This is a .pdf file.

Massive ULF ‘Blast’ Detected In US Bridge Collapse Catastrophe by Sorcha Faal -- Reports from Russia’s Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics located in Irkutsk are reporting today that their Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (SSRT) detected a ‘massive’ ultra low frequency (ULF) ‘blast’ emanating from Latitude: 45° 00' North Longitude: 93° 15' West at the ‘exact’ moment, and location, of a catastrophic collapse of a nearly 2,000 foot long bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A lifetime of saving evaporates with bank's collapse -- U.S. bank failures are rare -- the last one before Metropolitan was 2004, and the previous Pittsburgh-based collapse was 1992. But as unexpected events carried out with no forewarning, the closings highlight dangers to consumers who are unaware of the insurance limits set by the federal government. The FDIC, formed in 1934 following a rash of bank failures during the Great Depression, covers individual checking and savings accounts only up to $100,000 and retirement accounts (IRAs, Keoghs) up to $250,000.

Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing -- The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.

Roadside bombs kill 4 U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad area: military -- And where might the farmers be getting DU to make the roadside bombs? The U.S. military has accused Iran of supplying Shiite extremists with EFPs to step up attacks against American forces. Tehran denies the allegations.

Israelis are up in arms at celebrity draft dodgers -- Clampdown on stars who sidestep army service. A new trend was graphically demonstrated last week when it emerged that five out of eight contestants in A Star is Born, a talent contest on the lines of Pop Idol, had not served in the army... The new trend has led to a chorus of disapproval from Israeli leaders, who see the army as the essence of Israeli society.

U.S. military holding massive war games off Guam -- The U.S. military will amass more than 22,000 troops off the coast of Guam starting Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007, for a weeklong exercise involving dozens of ships and hundreds of aircraft.

Adam Yahiye Gadahn -- An American with Jewish ancestry, born Adam Pearlman, September 1, 1978) is an American-born English-language spokesman for the al-Qaeda organization. He is notable for his suspected appearances as "Azzam the American". Read More...
He is also on the Most Wanted Terrorists

ABC News: Who Won the Republican Debate? August 5, 2007 -- Check ut who was in the lead as of late Sunday afternoon.
To Cast your Vote Click Here! -- Just scroll down half way and look on the right hand side.

ABC News Hosts Republican and Democratic Debates Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 -- Read all about it! This is the online home of ABC News' Republican debate, the first of two presidential debates to be held this month at the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

FreedomWorks 2007 Presidential Straw Poll -- Congratulations to Dr. Ron Paul...once again!!

Well-connected drug company obtained anthrax vaccine contracts despite side effects -- Two former high-ranking health officials with close ties to the Bush administration helped a Michigan-based pharmaceutical company secure sole-source, multi-million dollar federal contracts for the purchase of its controversial anthrax vaccine, a RAW STORY investigation has found.

Foot and mouth returns -- An immediate national ban on the movement of all cattle, pigs, sheep and goats was imposed last night after foot and mouth disease was confirmed in cattle at a farm near Guildford, Surrey. Gordon Brown cut short his holiday on hearing the news and was involved in a conference call with Cobra, the government's civil emergencies committee.
Brown: Quick action on foot-and-mouth -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday that authorities were doing "everything in our power" to track the source of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and wipe out the animal illness before it wreaked economic devastation.

Bush signs law widening reach for wiretapping -- President George W. Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the government's authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail messages of American citizens without warrants.

Iraq's national power grid nearing collapse -- Power supplies in Baghdad have been sporadic all summer — when average daily temperatures reach between 110 and 120 degrees — and now are down to just a few hours a day, if that. The water supply in the capital has also been severely curtailed by power blackouts and cuts that have affected pumping and filtration stations.

Russia to increase naval presence -- Admiral Vladimir Masorin said "the Mediterranean is an important theater of operations for the Russian Black Sea Fleet," adding "We must restore a permanent presence of the Russian Navy in this region."

Bush's executive order to Aid Lebanon's Stability -- President Bush announced Thursday the United States will freeze the property and interests of people deemed to be undermining Lebanon's democratic government. Bush's executive order targets anyone found to be helping Syria assert control in Lebanon or otherwise trying to break down the rule of law, including by means of violence.

Stevia offers Paraguay farmers hopes of a sweet future -- Guilt-free sweeteners are a dream come true for bulging western waistlines, and Coca-Cola has recently unveiled an alliance with Cargill, the agribusiness giant, to develop stevia for mass-market use in soft drinks and food. They have isolated what they say is the plant's best-tasting sweet compound, with none of the bitter aftertaste that can accompany stevia, and are marketing it under the brand name Rebiana. Since stevia does not alter blood sugar levels, it also offers potential in the diabetic market.

Katrina victims lose flood insurance case -- Hurricane Katrina victims whose homes and businesses were destroyed when floodwaters breached levees in the 2005 storm cannot recover money from their insurance companies for the damages, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Did ULF weapon research at Augsberg College cause the bridge collapse in Minneapolis? -- "Reports from Russia’s Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics located in Irkutsk are reporting today that their Siberian Solar Radio Telescope(SSRT) detected a ‘massive’ ultra low frequency (ULF) ‘blast’ emanating from Latitude: 45° 00' North Longitude: 93° 15' West at the ‘exact’ moment, and location, of a catastrophic collapse of a nearly 2,000 foot long bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota."

Satire: Show Ed The Law -- Interesting photo.

VIDEO of Bridge Collapse - Investigators in bridge collapse focus on chilling video -- The emergence Thursday of a dramatic security video capturing the catastrophic collapse of Minnesota's busiest bridge, and help from a computerized model of the span, ultimately "will tell us where the failure began," the leader of the accident investigation said.

Water taps run dry in Baghdad -- Much of the Iraqi capital was without running water Thursday and had been for at least 24 hours, compounding the urban misery in a war zone and the blistering heat at the height of the Baghdad summer.

U.S. spy satellite declared loss, to drop from orbit -- The National Reconnaissance Office has deemed an experimental U.S. spy satellite a total loss and will allow it to slowly drop from orbit and burn up in the atmosphere, two defense officials told Reuters this week.

Truth Attack-Spreading the message they don't want you to hear -- Today, hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans have been asking and waiting for the answer have waited long enough and now it's time for every American to demand that our public servants admit the TRUTH...Of course, everyone knows there is an income tax law, but now it's time for us to let everyone know the TRUTH: THERE IS NO LAW!!!! Making the average American liable for the income tax!!

The Saga Continues--Ed Brown -- Ed Brown motions to the area of his 110 acre estate were gunshots rang out Saturday night. He's heard neighbors firing weapons in the past, but the time of day which these shots were heard caused alarm. Read More...

Warning: Laser Printers Could Be a Health Hazard -- Some home and office laser printers pose serious health risks and may spew out as much particulate matter as a cigarette smoker inhales, an Australian air quality researcher said Tuesday.

Vets urge more action on Gulf War syndrome -- Despite promises from VA to provide research, treatment, support groups and a patient registry, many veterans feel responsible for educating their own doctors. Nichols called it “unacceptable for ill patients who look to their doctors for relief to have to bring in stacks of research that shows the direction the physicians should be examining.”

Pentagon to implant microchips in soldiers' brains -- The Department of Defense is planning to implant microchips in soldiers' brains for monitoring their health information, and has already awarded a $1.6 million contract to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable "biochip".

HPV vaccination plan should be halted, reviewed: researcher -- The federal government's plan for a $300-million immunization campaign to prevent HPV, a virus that causes cervical cancer, should be halted until further study can be done, says a Canadian researcher.

Experts tie Agent Orange to blood pressure risk -- U.S. veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War may face an increased risk of high blood pressure, an expert panel said, citing what it called limited but important evidence.

Female Combat Medics in The Fight Every Day, Earn Respect -- Missions find success with support of dedicated female soldiers.

Gulf state paying billions for surge in U.S. military imports -- The United Arab Emirates has been preparing for a major spike in defense exports from the United States. Over the last three years, the UAE has imported nearly $15 billion in U.S. products. They included 80 F-16 Block 60 multi-role fighters from Lockheed Martin in a deal reported at $6.8 billion.

Manila to inquire into smuggling of Filipinos to Iraq -- The Philippine labour department has ordered an investigation into the reported smuggling of 51 Filipino workers to a Baghdad construction site amid reports that the labourers were working there against their free will.

F-22s for Americans only: Congress denies sales to Japan, Israel -- Congress has blocked hopes by close U.S. allies to procure the U.S.-origin F-22 fighter-jet.

US 'loses' 190,000 weapons in Iraq -- THE US Government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, says the Government Accountability Office. According to its July 31 report, the military “cannot fully account for about 110,000 AK-47 assault rifles, 80,000 pistols, 135,000 items of body armour and 115,000 helmets reported as issued to Iraqi forces”.

Fisher-Price to Recall Nearly 1M Toys -- China said it would work with the United States to improve product safety amid a massive U.S. recall Thursday of plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor, including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters. The remarks came just ahead of toy-maker Fisher-Price's announcement that it was recalling almost 1 million toys, the latest in a string of Chinese product safety scandals.

Saudis buy major supplier to U.S. military -- Saudi Arabia has acquired a Massachusetts firm that is a leading supplier to the U.S. military. The state-owned Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has purchased GE Plastics from General Electric for $11.6 billion. Based in Pittsfield, Mass., GE Plastics, with 11,000 employees, develops and manufactures plastic polymers, composites and polycarbonates used in U.S. military platforms, including fighter-jets, submarines and engines.

Seven dead in U.S. bridge collapse, toll could rise -- At least seven people died in the rush-hour collapse of a major interstate bridge over the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Minnesota on Wednesday. Officials expected the death toll to rise once recovery operations resumed at daybreak.

US Democratic Presidential Hopeful Obama Vows to Pursue Terrorists in Pakistan -- Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said Wednesday he would be willing to send U.S. troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists without permission from the government of President Pervez Musharraf. Senator Obama made the comments in a foreign policy speech in Washington, as we hear from VOA National correspondent Jim Malone.

Retired general censured in Tillman case -- The Army censured a retired three-star general Tuesday for a "perfect storm of mistakes, misjudgments and a failure of leadership" after the 2004 friendly-fire death in Afghanistan of Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

Green Beans Recalled -- Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis., is recalling 15,000 cases of its 14.5-ounce French style green beans because some of the cans may have been under-processed and some may have leaked. This could have lead to the beans being contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

U.S. Army major, wife held on Iraq bribery charges -- A U.S. Army major and his wife were ordered held without bond on Tuesday on charges they took millions of dollars in bribes for U.S. contracts in Iraq. In Tuesday's hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Pletcher told Mathy the Cockerhams accepted $9.6 million in bribes and anticipated receiving a further $5.4 million from contractors and suppliers looking to get work in Iraq.

Ron Paul Liberty Dollar -- Of course the $1000 Gold Ron Paul Dollar speaks for itself. It also speaks for Congressman Ron Paul long-held belief and deep respect for the Gold Standard. His monetary ideals are shared with everyone in the Liberty Dollar community. For over 30 years Ron Paul has been a champion for the very values – both monetary and personal – that made America a great country.

VA’s Suicide Hot Line Begins Operations -- To ensure veterans with emotional crises have round-the-clock access to trained professionals, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun operation of a national suicide prevention hot line for veterans. The toll-free hot line number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

DU HEALTH HAZARDS DOWNPLAYED -- Research on the health effects of the
highly toxic weapons substance known as depleted uranium, or DU, is not high on the list of priorities of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses, which met July 18 to July 19 in Dallas.  Read More....

U.S. Army Will Hold Prescribed Burn at Schofield -- The training is part of the U.S. Army Hawaii's ongoing plan to manage and protect range areas, decrease the danger of wild fires and survey for depleted uranium.

Marine Information Exposed by Penn State Web Site -- A Marine looking for his own name on Google came across more then he expected. Personal information on 10,554 Marines was available for a 10-11 day period on a Penn State web site. The site contained information on Marines who had rifle range requalification records while attending Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., from January 2004 through December 2006 and was collected by Penn State as part of a research program.

Congressman Ron Paul on Home Schooling By Rep. Ron Paul, MD. -- "In order to help home schoolers, and all parents, devote more of their resources to their children's education, I have introduced the Family Education Freedom Act (H.R. 935). This bill provides all parents a $3,000 per child tax credit for K-12 education expenses. This bill would help home school parents to provide their children a first-class education in a loving home environment."

News Corp. to buy Dow Jones for $5.6 billion -- News Corp. said on Wednesday that it would buy Dow Jones & Co Inc. for $5.6 billion, adding the Wall Street Journal to its worldwide media empire and ending a century of family ownership of one of the top U.S. business news sources.



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