picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44 as running mate -- Alaska governor
to be first female Republican VP nominee!
Remembering what happened in New Orleans -- Here's a perspective on
New Orleans you may have never seen before...Today is the third
anniversary of the flooding of New Orleans.
10-year low in staff sergeant selections -- Although staff sergeant
selections were unusually low this year, that does not mean senior
airmen will have a better chance of promotion in 2009, officials say.
Next year’s staff sergeant selection rate will be determined by who
stays and who goes, said Jean Breeden, chief of the Air Staff’s End
Strength Management Branch. “It will depend on the number of eligibles
and how retention goes.”
Article 15s for nuke handlers who fell asleep -- The two first
lieutenants and one captain also lost their certification in the
Personnel Reliability Program making them ineligible to work with
nuclear weapons. And they were fined an unspecified amount from each of
the next two months pay. Two squadron commanders and several other
officers at the wing received administrative actions for their roles in
the incident involving classified components containing superceded
missile launch codes for Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic
missiles at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
400 Idaho airmen to deploy to Middle East -- Four hundred airmen
from the 366th Fighter Wing are leaving the Mountain Home Air Force Base
on Sunday for a four-month deployment in the Middle East.
Only a Two-Page 'Note' Governs U.S. Military in Afghanistan -- For
the past six years, military relations between the United States and
Afghanistan have been governed by a two-page "diplomatic note" giving
U.S. forces virtual carte blanche to conduct operations as they see fit.
Drought stricken, Iran buys US wheat for first time in 27 years --
According to a recent US Department of Agriculture report, Iran has
bought about 1.18 million tonnes of US hard wheat since the beginning of
the 2008-2009 crop season in June.
Firsthand testimony from arrested Monday night protester -- Here's a
firsthand account from Martin, a young Colorado protester arrested
Monday evening when police in riot gear surrounded a group of 100-200
protesters as they marched on 15th Street between Court and Cleveland
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research receives $3.6M
to test vaccines for deadly strain of avian flu, hiring 5 -- “Our
concern is the virus is continuing to evolve in birds as happens with
any seasonal virus,” explains Dr. Ted Ross, principal investigator. “The
ability to generate a vaccine that will stem the tide of the disease is
Protesters denied access to attorneys, forced to march in leg shackles,
ACLU charges -- The ACLU issued a stinging rebuke to the Denver
Police Department Wednesday, alleging that the department may have
violated laws and constitutional rights of protesters arrested outside
the Democratic National Convention.
Conoco Phillips Sells Its 600 Gasoline Stations -- Conoco Phillips
on Wednesday became the latest major oil company to exit the troubled
gas station business and pass on the guardianship of familiar store
brands to new owners.
Top Twelve Foods for Long Term Storage -- With the recent surge in
food prices it makes sense to buy foods that last and to obtain a bulk
discount. However it is pointless to stock up on unhealthy food. During
an emergency, having enough snacks won't increase the odds of survival.
So what are some of the best foods to stock up on? The keys to consider
are: shelf life, bulk price and nutritional content. This article will
explore some of the best options.
U.S. increases spending on contractors in Iraq -- The United States
is spending more money than ever on private security contractors in Iraq
as thousands of troops return home amid steady declines in insurgent
attacks, federal records show.
Is Your Bank About to Implode? The FDIC is Hinting, YES! -- If you
truly think about what is going on in our country right now and from the
actual evidence on the ML-Implode.com website, your will realize that
this is really not the “twilight zone” and our banking system is on the
verge of complete collapse.
Bob Barr Only Presidential Candidate on Texas Ballot -- Bob Barr is
slated to be the only presidential candidate on the ballot in Texas
after Republicans and Democrats missed the Aug. 26 deadline to file in
Army Corps of Engineers release new risk assessment maps of New Orleans
-- Powell Releases New Costs for 100-Year Hurricane Protection.
KBR, Partner in Iraq Contract Sued in Human Trafficking Case -- A
Washington law firm filed a lawsuit yesterday against KBR, one of the
largest U.S. contractors in Iraq, alleging that the company and its
Jordanian subcontractor engaged in the human trafficking of Nepali
Blackwater-linked firm to train Canadian troops -- Canadian soldiers
could get training from a U.S. company closely linked to Blackwater USA,
a private security firm implicated in the killings of hundreds of Iraqi
civilians, if the Department of National Defence has its way.
Contractors account for a quarter of U.S. spy operations -- Private
contractors account for more than one-quarter of the core workforce at
U.S. intelligence agencies, according to newly released government
figures that underscore how much of the nation's spying work has been
outsourced since the Sept. 11 attacks.
World's Largest Gold Refiner Runs Out of Krugerrands -- Rand
Refinery Ltd., the world's largest gold refinery, ran out of South
African Krugerrands after an ``unusually large'' order from a buyer in
Switzerland. Coins and bars of precious metals are attracting investors
as a haven against a sliding dollar and conflict between Russia and its
Abertis-Citi to release PA turnpike reform manifesto -- "We want to
underline that we will remove politics from the operations of the
Turnpike. The Turnpike will be operated in cooperation with the
legislature and other officials, obviously, but those dealings will be
open and proper. There won't be the backroom deals for jobs and
contracts any more," says Courtovich.
Google's censorship agianst Uruknet -- Google stopped indexing
Uruknet the middle of May. After Uruknet wrote (again!) many e-mails to
Google (and again! we didn’t receive any reply) Google restarted
indexing some (not all!) Uruknet’s article on June 17. However, it seems
that these articles have a short life on Google since they keep
disappearing immediately after they are indexed.
VIDEO: Frozen vault gone to seed -- On a remote island near the
North Pole, scientists have built a giant freezer designed to preserve
millions of seeds in the event of a global catastrophe - Known as the
TSA hassles woman over her bra -- She considers lawsuit.
The TSA's useless photo ID rules -- The TSA is tightening its photo
ID rules at airport security. Previously, people with expired IDs or who
claimed to have lost their IDs were subjected to secondary screening.
Then the Transportation Security Administration realized that meant
someone on the government's no-fly list -- the list that is supposed to
keep our planes safe from terrorists -- could just fly with no ID. Now,
people without ID must also answer personal questions from their credit
history to ascertain their identity.
Compact Fluorescent Lights Release Mercury Into the Air: Over 100 Times
the EPA Limit -- Compact fluorescent bulbs, which consume only about
a quarter as much energy as traditional incandescent bulbs and last up
to 10 times longer, all use mercury to produce light. They do not give
off mercury when used properly, but the element can escape into the air
if a bulb is broken. Mercury is a neurotoxin that can lead to brain and
nervous disorders, particularly in children and developing fetuses.
Bob Chapman: Debt threatens the entire system -- There is a good
chance over the next year that more than 100 American banks could fail.
This could be failures’ aggregating more than $100 billion. The question
is where does the money come from to pay for this because the FDIC has
maybe $29 billion left after they cover current bank failure loses. The
banks, who are members, cannot contribute to any extent so the taxpayer
will have to fund the losses.
Worth a Repeat:
Declares Bisphenol-A Plastics Chemical Safe Enough for Babies to Drink
-- In a move that surprised no one, the FDA has aligned itself with the
chemical industry and declared that Bisphenol-A, a plastics chemical
previously linked to neural defects, is safe enough for babies to drink!
Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors
-- Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a
camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of
Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the
Brown Palace Hotel.
Why is the FDA looking the other way on Chinese food imports? --
Chinese food exports to the United States have nearly quintupled in the
past decade, from roughly $880 million to more than $4.2 billion, and
the People's Republic, after Canada, has become America's second-largest
seafood supplier. China's pharmaceutical exports to the US have more
than quadrupled in the past five years, and some 3,000 Chinese firms now
sell medical devices in the States. So, why is the FDA looking the other
way on Chinese food imports?
Companies report 4 new deaths with diabetes drug Byetta -- Eli Lilly
and Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Tuesday reported four new deaths in
patients taking Byetta, even as the companies tried to shore up the
safety profile of their popular diabetes medication.
Greens Out, Dress Blues in for Army -- The greens and whites are
being phased out over the next six years, with the Army mandating dress
blues as the exclusive Class A uniform by 2014.
Canadian Three Little Pigs Project Begins First Tests -- The
Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes at The University of Western
Ontario is the first of its kind in the world to subject full-scale
houses to pressures that simulate the effects of winds as strong as a
Category 5 hurricane - or 200 mph - all within a controlled environment.
Researchers at the $7-million facility will also be studying the
destructive pathways of mould and water.
active in pancreatic cancer patients -- An eight-week clinical trial
has found consumption of curcumin can benefit advanced pancreatic cancer
Enzyme manipulation could give grape-flavored bananas -- Researchers
from the University of Texas report that manipulation of the
hydroperoxide lyase (HPL) enzyme can change the production of green leaf
volatiles (GLV) that give characteristic aromas to fruits and
Novavax Moves Closer to Licensing Bird Flu Vaccine -- Novavax said
yesterday that its bird flu vaccine elicited a robust immune response in
humans, moving the biotech a step closer to licensing its pandemic
vaccine production system.
and More People Are Catching on to Mainstream Media Lies -- It seems
that most people are finally awakening to the fact that it is not a good
idea to blindly accept the manipulating lies with which we are daily
brainwashed, particularly by the communications media. It is totally
acceptable and sensible nowadays to be cynical and critical of any
source of information, particularly when associated with politics, big
business and the media.
Afghanistan demands end to Nato air strikes on villagers -- Tensions
increased today between Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, and US
and Nato troops, with the government ordering a review of foreign
military activities amid claims that dozens of civilians have died in
raids and air strikes over the past week.
‘UN Confirms 90 Afghan Civilians Killed in US Attack’ -- Following
an investigation by their Assistance Mission for Afghanistan, the United
Nations has announced that it is convinced that a minimum of 90
civilians were killed in Friday’s US airstrike in Herat Province. This
number, they reported, included 60 children, and stands as one of the
largest incidents of US-inflicted civilian casualties since the 2001
Military help for Georgia is a 'declaration of war', says Moscow in
extraordinary warning to the West -- Moscow has issued an
extraordinary warning to the West that military assistance to Georgia
for use against South Ossetia or Abkhazia would be viewed as a
"declaration of war" by Russia.
US and Russian warships line up in dispute over Georgia -- US and
Russian warships took up positions in the Black Sea today in a risky war
of nerves on opposing sides of the Georgia conflict.
US, Russia anchor military ships in Georgian ports -- A U.S.
military ship loaded with aid docked at a southern Georgian port
Wednesday, and Russia sent three missile boats to another Georgian port
as the standoff escalated over a nation devastated by war with Russia.
Fire strikes Ukraine ammunition dump -- An ammunition dump was on
fire near a town in the east Ukrainian region of Kharkiv today and some
military personnel were evacuated from the area, the Emergencies
Ministry and Defence Ministry said.
sprays for West Nile in Philadelphia region -- The state has turned
to aerial spraying of pesticides over more than 141,000 acres in the
Philadelphia region as more mosquitoes are found infected with West Nile
The Real Rate
of Inflation is 13% -- annual inflation in consumer prices is
actually running at over 13%! Some of the worst in American history!
Justice Dept/IRS Money-Laundering Manual -- The Memory hole has
obtained and scanned “Investigation and Prosecution of Illegal Money
Laundering: A Guide to the Bank Secrecy Act.” Originally written and
published in 1983 by the Criminal Division of the Justice Department,
this is the apparently identical version published by the IRS for its
staff. You may download the document at the above link.
War-Mongering In Georgia -- The US war-mongering and talk of World
War 3 is nothing more than a desperate negotiation tactic aimed at
staving off US bankruptcy, according to two sources affiliated with US
Governmental Vaccine Policies Made Cancer Contagious -- Most people
have been told over the years that you cannot catch cancer from someone
else. It is now time to re-evaluate this belief and all because of the
misguided medical machinations of profit-seeking pharmaceutical
companies in cahoots with inexcusably ignorant politicians throughout
the last half century. A Must Read!!
Russian analyst points to link between Georgian attack and Iran -- A
senior Russian military analyst said on Wednesday that the U.S. and NATO
by arming Tbilisi used the conflict in Georgia as a dress rehearsal for
a future military operation in Iran.
fight to lease the Pa. Turnpike continues -- Abertis which is
leading the joint venture selected by the Rendell Administration to
operate the Pennsylvania Turnpike under a longterm lease concession
assesses the score in the state lower house at 47 in favor and 53
against, according to Joe Grata writing in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
He quotes Abertis US chief Jordi Graells as giving these numbers during
a meeting with the newspaper's editorial board.
VIDEO: Cell Phone Dangers -- What They Don't Want You to See -- Dr.
Charlie Tia, a preeminent Australian neurosurgeon discusses what he
believes is a contributing factor to this exponential increase in brain
tumors among children: excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF),
and electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from mobile phones and other
electrical and electronic equipment and appliances.
Bayer Pesticides Cause Mass Death of Bees -- The German Coalition
against Bayer Dangers today brought a charge against Werner Wenning,
chairman of the Bayer Board of Management, with the Public Prosecutor in
Freiburg (south-western Germany). The group accuses Bayer of marketing
dangerous pesticides and thereby accepting the mass death of bees all
over the world.
Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole -- Two security
researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept
internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to
anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security
Wake-Up Call -- Read about the massive manipulation in the precious
metals & Interest markets.
Website Link on
worldometers -- World statistics in real time.
Cows Have Strange Sixth Sense -- Staring at cows may not equal the
thrill of spotting celebrities in public or rubbernecking at car
accidents, but the researchers found nonetheless that our bovine friends
display this strange sixth sense for direction.
100 protesters taken to temporary center -- About 100 protesters
were being processed early today at Denver's temporary processing center
in a former warehouse.
Protesters: We're Being Treated Like Prisoners -- A small group of
protesters marched to the demonstration zone outside the Democratic
National Convention, complaining they are being treated like political
Police trap peaceful protesters in Denver -- Calm political protest
turns chaotic as Denver police use pepper spray and batons on trapped
Authorities Stage Riots In Denver? -- The major question hanging
over the Democratic National Convention, which starts in Denver today,
is whether or not authorities will follow the lead of previous mass
protest events, and actively stage violence to justify a brutal
crackdown on legitimate demonstrators.
taunts demonstrators -- The following video report, as seen live on
Fox "News" yesterday, demonstrates that the far-right "news" channel has
no clue what the words "raucous", "out of control" or "freedom of
speech" actually mean, as "reporter" Griff Jenkins is seen taunting DNC
Convention demonstrators, only to receive chants of "F_ _k Fox News",
live on air, in the bargain...
Meanwhile in Minneapolis…police confiscate laptops and video equipment
-- "Our colleagues at the Glass Bead Collective, a group of video
artists and documentarians, are in the Twin Cities to prepare for the
Republican National Convention. They were swarmed by three police cars,
detained and had all of their electronic gear, including laptop
computers, videocameras and personal items were taken from them by
Minneapolis police. No one was arrested. The stop and seizure was
explained by police officers as related to Homeland Security and the
Republican Convention. "
Cancer cluster confirmed in northeast Pennsylvania -- Nearly a year
after federal epidemiologists first sounded the alarm over a cluster of
rare blood cancers in northeastern Pennsylvania, their research has
zeroed in on a hardscrabble region 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia
that is home to several Superfund sites and a power plant fired by waste
Like Sugar, Inc. is ranked #6 as the fastest growing company in the
United States! -- Ranked #2 in the Top 100 Food & Beverage
Companies. Why it's growing: Its product is gaining a reputation as a
natural and safe sugar substitute that doesn't contain harmful
chemicals--but does contain fiber.
Get your Just Like Sugar at ThePowerMall.com!
Fresh Vegetables, by the Jarful -- The surge has been noted by
canning veterans like Ms. Brosnan, who in her spare time teaches home
food preservation at the Hilltop Hanover Farm, a Westchester County farm
and environmental center in Yorktown Heights. She was expecting only a
handful of people to appear when the farm advertised a recent class.
Instead, 14 were there.
Data Breaches Have Surpassed Level for All of '07, Report Finds --
More data breaches have been reported so far this year than in all of
2007, according to a report released yesterday by a nonprofit group that
works to prevent fraud.
If Your Tap Water Is Not Safe To Drink? -- In the U.S., 89.3 percent
of tap water is deemed safe, but what if you're one of the 29 million
people whose water missed the mark?
Thirsty States Get Great Lakes Water? -- For 25 years, residents
around the Great Lakes have worried that thirstier regions (or even
countries) would make designs on their water. The lakes' bounty as the
single largest freshwater source in the world (holding 18 percent of the
Earth's available surface freshwater) has inspired the eight surrounding
states to try to formulate a legal shield ensuring their water stays in
their own backyards.
says federal courts can hear no-fly lawsuits -- A federal appeals
court ruled this week that individuals who are blocked from commercial
flights by the federal no-fly list can challenge their detention in
federal court. A lower court had held that such lawsuits were barred by
a federal statute limiting appeals of Transportation Security
Administration decisions, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit ruled that because the no-fly list is technically maintained by
the FBI, rather than the TSA, that restriction did not apply.
Biden's record on US wars -- What is tragic for the antiwar movement
is that Biden's long years as a Washington foreign policy insider
reflect deep-rooted support for US military intervention to achieve
Afghan Officials Detain 11 year old American Boy, U.S. Says -- U.S.
authorities said yesterday that Afghan officials have detained since
mid-July an 11-year-old U.S. citizen, the son of a Pakistani woman
accused of firing at Afghan and U.S. personnel there.
Mystery virus kills 160 -- Rural Kanpur is fighting its most
frightening scourge — a mystery disease that has left a long line of
bodies in its trail and doesn’t seem anywhere finished. What started
from one village two weeks ago has now spread to 350 and has so far
claimed 160 lives. Thousands more are bed-ridden. On an average, 15 to
20 people have been dying every day; Saturday saw the highest toll in a
TSA TAKES ON TRUCKING -- Officials at the Transportation Security
Administration are turning an eye toward the trucking industry. The
review, due to be completed this fall, will eye different hypothetic
scenarios — a terrorist hijacking a truck full of hazardous materials,
for instance — and will look at the preventive measures a company could
use to stop terrorist attacks.
food stamps at farmers' markets rises nationally -- A pilot program
that began last year in Vermont in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls to
allows consumers to use food stamps at farmers' markets is now spreading
across the state, and the rest of the country.
Helicopters Over Portland For DOD Terror Drills -- Don't worry -
Portland is not under attack. Low flying military helicopters buzzing
downtown Portland looked like a scene out of a movie. Monday night’s
drama was all part of a military exercise.
Report: Nuke containers likely to fail -- Environment Agency reveals
thousands of holders do not meet basic specifications for storage and
Personal data of 1 million bank customers found on computer sold on EBay
for 35 pounds -- Government probe launched after details of one
million bank customers found on computer sold on eBay -- The eBay
computer scandal which saw the loss of personal data on a million bank
customers is to be investigated by the Information Commissioner.
Google Earth increasingly compliant with censorship requests says US
intelligence report -- Google has becoming increasingly compliant to
government requests to block purportedly sensitive information --
including images of Tibet, military installations and even a General
Electric research plant -- according to a new report prepared by the
Open Source Center for the Bush Administration's Director of National
Intelligence Mike McConnell and reports circulated online about areas
Google has blocked or blurred.
Security tightened along U.S.-Mexican border because of ‘credible
threat’ -- The Associated Press reported that security is being
tightened at border crossings after law enforcement officials received
what they called a “credible threat” that members of Mexican drug
cartels intended to kill as many as 20 people in Texas and New Mexico.
Officials didn’t say who the targets are.
Terror watchlist "upgrade" is "imploding," legislator says -- The
database used to produce the government's terror watch lists is
"crippled by technical flaws," according to the chairman of a House
technology oversight subcommittee—and the system designed to replace it
may be even worse.
Almost Half of Iraqi Adults Are Unemployed -- "If you don't have
money to pay bribes, you can't get a job," says one mechanical engineer.
"I'd drive a garbage truck; I'd do anything,"
Monsanto sues over patented seed -- David v. Monsanto is the latest
of many lawsuits against farmers (in this case, Lauren David) by
Monsanto. At issue in this case is David’s right to plant Roundup Ready
soybean seeds that he produced from plants grown from Roundup Ready. At
issue in this case is David’s right to plant Roundup Ready soybean seeds
that he produced from plants grown from Roundup Ready seeds he purchased
Artificial blood kills, but manufacturer touts it as a success -- In
yet another example of pharmaceutical hubris, Biopure has ballyhooed a
study it financed, claiming it shows that their product is successful
and safe. Reading the study itself, though, shows a completely different
result. Read More...
Tequila sunset: The ethanol boom -- Picturesque plantations of agave
– with its long spiky leaves and a heart like a pineapple – are being
replaced with orderly rows of corn, a crop now selling for a record 18
cents per pound, as US consumers from across the border seek respite
from the soaring oil prices that have pushed the price of petrol over $4
(£2) a gallon and turn to ethanol. Mexico without tequila? It seems a
far-fetched notion but the country's farmers are shunning the famous
agave plant because of poor prices and switching to profitable crops.
Army Gets Them Young -- An Army brigade in Fort Lewis, Wash., has
run what it believes to be the first "deployment camp" for children,
aged 6 to 12, in the U.S. Army. The children were given a two-day
experience of what their parents go through before and during deployment
YouTube: Sen. Joe Biden on Shalom TV -- (April 04, 2007) US Senator
Joe Biden, former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination
and now the running mate of Barack Obama, speaks with Shalom TV CEO Mark
S. Golub on Israel and Jewish-related issues in this 2007 exclusive
interview in Washington DC.
Biden, Iraq, and Obama's Betrayal -- Incipient Democratic
presidential nominee Barack Obama’s selection of Joseph Biden as his
running mate constitutes a stunning betrayal of the anti-war
constituency who made possible his hard-fought victory in the Democratic
primaries and caucuses. The veteran Delaware senator has been one the
leading congressional supporters of U.S. militarization of the Middle
East and Eastern Europe, of strict economic sanctions against Cuba, and
of Israeli occupation policies.
Twelve new West Nile cases reported -- The Mississippi State
Department of Health has now reported 12 new cases of West Nile Virus in
people. That's a total of 54 human cases in the state, one resulting in
debate sharply divides parents -- Strife over shots: Should our kids
play together? Should parents inquire about vaccination status before a
play date? Some say that’s taking things too far.
U.S. Mint resumes gold coin orders on limited basis -- The U.S. Mint
said it must allocate the American Eagle bullion coins among dealers to
cope with overwhelming demand as it resumed taking orders for the
popular coins on Monday.
Iraqis desperate for water -- Although the United States has spent
$2.4 billion on Iraq’s water and sanitation sector since 2003, the
United Nations “estimates that less than half of Iraqis get drinking
water piped into their homes in rural areas.
Earthquake Wednesday in Eastern Arkansas started along mystery fault
line -- A small earthquake in Lee County Wednesday was a rarity for
the region, and scientists say that it originated from a fault which has
not seen much activity in years.
Frost in Minnesota already? -- Here's some news you probably hoped
you wouldn't hear for another four months. The National Weather Service
says areas of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin could see
patchy frost this weekend. That's right, patchy frost in August.
Hospital Told to Stop Diagnosing Iraq War Soldiers with PTSD -- The
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) coordinator for a Texas veterans
hospital sent an email to facility staff suggesting that they stop
diagnosing returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans with PTSD.
releases vet who refused study -- An Army veteran seeking treatment
for his sudden loss of motor skills was turned away from a veterans
hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., in May 2007 after he refused to participate
in a human subject experiment on Alzheimer's disease. Joe Fitzgerald,
74, died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - the human form of mad cow
disease - less than a month after being dismissed without diagnosis from
James J. Peters VA Medical Center. His widow is demanding answers from
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as to whether human research
testing is taking a priority over the health care of veterans at its
hospitals. A MUST READ!
EPA scientists pull study that found C8 in eggs -- Federal
researchers have asked a respected scientific journal to pull from its
Web site a government-sponsored study that warned Americans could be
exposed to C8 and similar chemicals when they eat chicken eggs.
Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver -- Cindy Sheehan returned to her
Denver hotel room today to find the door unlocked and ajar. She walked
in to discover a man working on her phone, screw driver in hand. Read
New Biopesticide For The Organic Food Boom -- "The product is safe
to humans, animals, and the environment," says Marrone, founder and CEO
of Marrone Organic Innovations Inc., in Davis, Calif. The new
biopesticide has active compounds that alert plant defenses to combat a
range of diseases, including powdery mildew, gray mold and bacterial
blight that affect fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. The product will
be available this October for conventional growers, according to Marja
Koivunen, Ph.D., director of research and development for Marrone
Organic Innovations. A new formulation has also been developed for
organic farmers and will be available in 2009.
John McCain's Secretive Plan to "Kill the UN" -- Does John McCain
have a "hidden agenda" to "kill the UN?" That's what the man who devised
McCain's big set-piece foreign policy proposal says -- and he's
delighted it is sailing silently through the presidential election
campaign towards success.
The UN Monkeys around with the Great Ape Project -- THERE IS A
CONCERTED advocacy campaign underway across several disciplines aimed at
knocking human beings off our pedestal of moral exceptionalism and
redefining us as merely another animal in the forest. The Great Ape
Project (GAP), which seeks a United Nations declaration that human
beings, apes, chimps, bonobos, and orangutans are all members of a
so-called "community of equals," and hence are all entitled to
Declaration of Independence-type "rights" to life, liberty, and freedom
Bank and Trust of Kansas Closed by U.S. Regulators -- Columbian Bank
and Trust Co. of Topeka, Kansas, was closed by U.S. regulators, the
nation's ninth bank to collapse this year amid bad real-estate loans and
writedowns stemming from a drop in home prices.
Better by Turning Off Electronic Accessories -- While people tend to
get used to being surrounded by electronics, things certainly feel a lot
quieter when the power in the neighborhood is out. Turning off devices
can't hurt, and one can certainly sleep better knowing that their
electric bill will be lower next month.
Vaccine Mismatch Drives Spread of H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance -- The
H1N1 mismatch last year may have contributed to the dominance of the
clade 2B sequence, which has subsequently led to increases in
oseltamivir resistance to 100% of H1N1 isolates in South Africa and
Fox Attacked! The Backstory - Floor Fight -- Denver, CO - As my
partner, Caleb Howe, reported earlier, a Fox News crew was attacked by
protesters during an otherwise peaceful march organized by Re-Create
'68. We have a lot more to come on that event.
Atlantic Basin Tropical weather page -- For updates on Atlantic
Fire guts Egypt's parliament, injures 10 -- More than a dozen fire
engines and military helicopters battled a massive fire that gutted the
main building of Egypt's upper house of parliament on Tuesday and
injured at least 10 people.
Solar-powered plane in air for 82 hours -- A British-built spy plane
has set an unofficial world record for the longest continuous unmanned
flight. The aircraft, a Zephyr, stayed aloft for 82 hours and 37 minutes
powered by solar panels and a rechargeable battery at night.
FEMA plans to inventory emergency systems -- An agency of the
Homeland Security Department is preparing to inventory the country’s
federal, state and local government emergency warning systems more than
two years after President Bush ordered the assessment as part of a
program to integrate the country's alert systems.
When the tomato harvest gets out of hand, the tough get canning & drying
& freezing -- After we've sold all we can fresh, it's time for the "puttin'
up." There are three main ways to preserve tomatoes, each requiring
varying levels of time, expertise, and equipment. Learn More...
Victory Gardens Symbolize a New Age -- What's a victory garden? It
was emphasized to urban and suburban dwellers that the produce from
their gardens would help provide the nutritious food needed by the
soldiers to keep them fighting strong. Read More...
Electronic binoculars from Northrop Grumman team to detect threats
through brain activity -- A team led by Northrop Grumman's
Electronic Systems Sector is looking to bring a similar threat detection
capability to warfighters as part of an advanced research contract to
develop a panoramic day/night optical system that will utilize human
brain activity to detect, analyze, and alert foot-soldiers to possible
Crackdown 'leaves taxpayers unprotected' -- HM Revenue & Customs
inspectors are to gain new powers to investigate and fine taxpayers, but
safeguards for individuals and businesses will not come into effect
until at least four months later.
Will the US Develop a Death Ray? -- A band of pre-eminent scientists
and war-fighters has concluded that the nation's military might isn't
powerful enough for the 21st Century; and so the National Research
Council (NRC), an independent, congressionally-chartered body charged
with assessing scientific issues, is urging the Pentagon and Congress to
get cracking on developing a weapon capable of hitting any target in the
world within an hour of being launched.
Poland in fresh
probe on CIA jail claims -- Poland has launched an internal probe
into old allegations that it hosted a secret prison used by the CIA to
move terrorist suspects around the world.
Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain -- Regular consumption of
artificial, low-calorie sweeteners may actually cause people to gain
more weight than similar consumption of sugar, according to a study
conducted by researchers from Purdue University and published in the
journal Behavioral Neuroscience.
The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War --
The ongoing crisis in the Caucasus is intimately related to the
strategic control over energy pipeline and transportation corridors.
Biden’s New World Order Speech -- In his speech, “On the Threshold
of the New World Order on Oct. 29, 1992: A Rebirth for the United
Nations,” Biden called for meddling in the former Soviet Union and
China, imposing a “free economy” on these countries — i.e., allowing the
international bankers to freely loot and pillage — and expanding NATO
and allowing it to operate outside of its territory.
BIDEN: LIAR, CHEAT, TRAITOR? By: Devvy Kidd -- Joseph Biden is also
a traitor. I don't use that word lightly, but Biden has clearly shown by
his own words and actions over the decades that he is for a one world
government: a one world banking system, one world religion (new age),
one military force, world regional government.
Crimes - Philip J. Berg, Esq. Files Federal Lawsuit Requesting Obama Be
Removed as a Candidate as he does not meet the Qualifications for
President -- Suit filed 08/21/08, No. 08-cv-4083.
U.S. Embassy Opens in Beijing as Oympic Games Begin -- The U.S.
Embassy in Beijing opened on Aug. 8. The dedication was timed to
coincide with the commencement of the 2008 Olympic Games. The
500,000-sq-ft complex, which accommodates 600 employees in five
buildings, is the second-largest embassy constructed in U.S. history.
Lone accountant takes on IRS and wins -- It took seven years, but
Charles Ulrich did something many people dream about, but few succeed
at: He beat the IRS in a tax dispute. Not only that, but tax experts say
potentially millions of other taxpayers could benefit from his victory.
Texas truant students to be tracked by GPS anklets -- Court
authorities here will be able to track students with a history of
skipping school under a new program requiring them to wear ankle
bracelets with Global Positioning System monitoring.
Your Vote Might Not Count This November -- While many voting rights
activists are focused on stopping potential problems on Election Day,
there are several milestones between now and the 2008 presidential vote
that would preview problems with voting on Nov. 4.
"Nuked Food" - The Dangers of Irradiated Food -- Nuked food is the
common term for irradiated food - food which is exposed to high level
radiation for the purpose of sterilizing it. This high level radiation
penetrates the food which, as anyone who has paid attention in chemistry
knows, raises the energy level of the atoms and molecules which the food
is composed of. Read More...
- Irradiation - It's Not Food Any Longer' -- Look for this Symbol
(in any color) - If it is a fresh product Don't Buy It -- Means it has
been put through Irradiation! Unfortunately what they are not telling
you is that in study after study there have been a plethora of negative
side effects of FRESHLY irradiated products in test animals. Signs
exhibited ranged from weakened immune systems, to weight loss, to other aberations in the test subject.
Hands up! Back slowly away from the vitamins! -- The Goliath-sized
Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have
launched an attack on a small radio program and its accompanying website
for recommending natural remedies to health problems, but in this case,
Daniel Chapter One is fighting back.
UNC researchers find MSG use linked to obesity -- People who use
monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are
more likely than people who don't use it to be overweight or obese even
though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie
intake, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Public Health study published this month in the journal
GM Rice enters Arkansas/US food supply by accident & Rice farmers win
release of lawsuit documents -- Some Arkansas rice farmers claim
they lost money after genetically altered rice grown by the Riceland
Foods Inc. cooperative accidentally entered the food supply. A number of
nations stopped buying Arkansas rice and producers had to sell rice for
less in other countries, their lawsuit says.
Couple Hide To Prevent Forced Vaccination -- A NSW couple are
tonight in hiding after hospital doctors and the Department of Community
Services took out a court order insisting that their baby, who is now
only 48 hours old, be vaccinated against Hep B.
picks US Senator of Delaware Joe Biden as running mate -- Barack
Obama on Saturday named veteran Senate colleague Joseph Biden as his
vice presidential running mate, adding foreign policy heft – but also a
loose tongue – to his ticket in the battle against Republican John
Hospital releases vet who refused study -- An Army veteran seeking
treatment for his sudden loss of motor skills was turned away from a
veterans hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., in May 2007 after he refused to
participate in a human subject experiment on Alzheimer's disease. Joe
Fitzgerald, 74, died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - the human form of
mad cow disease - less than a month after being dismissed without
diagnosis from James J. Peters VA Medical Center. His widow is demanding
answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as to whether human
research testing is taking a priority over the health care of veterans
at its hospitals. A MUST READ!
Delicious Super Food Chocolate Cake Recipe -- This raw chocolate
and goji berry cake is not only incredibly delicious, but it is
power packed with nutrient dense superfoods. Goji berries are the
highest source of vitamin C, a sexual tonic, and one of the best
cancer fighting super foods.
Nuke plant increases NYC earthquake risk -- Seismologists said
nuclear power plants located 24 miles north of New York increase the
risk of serious damage from earthquakes.
If you stayed at a Best Western hotel in the last year your registration
detials have been stolen -- AN INTERNATIONAL criminal gang has
pulled off one of the most audacious cyber-crimes ever and stolen the
identities of an estimated eight million people in a hacking raid that
could ultimately net more than £2.8billion in illegal funds. A Sunday
Herald investigation has discovered that late on Thursday night, a
previously unknown Indian hacker successfully breached the IT defences
of the Best Western Hotel group's online booking system and sold details
of how to access it through an underground network operated by the
Terrified Mexicans splash out on chip implants so satellites can trace
them if they're kidnapped -- Middle-class families in Mexico are
having tiny transmitters implanted under their skin so that satellites
can track them if they are kidnapped. Sales of the device have jumped by
13 per cent this year after kidnappings surged by almost 40 per cent in
the country between 2004 and 2007. Middle-class families in Mexico are
having tiny transmitters implanted under their skin so that satellites
can track them if they are kidnapped. However, Katherine Albrecht, a
U.S. consumer privacy activist, says the chip is a flashy, overpriced
gadget that only identifies a person and cannot locate someone without
anoher, bigger GPS device that kidnappers can easily find and
Plots to Mislead Consumers Over Irradiated Foods -- NaturalNews has
learned that the FDA is intentionally plotting to deceive consumers over
the labeling of irradiated foods, attempting to eliminate any
requirement for informative labeling or replace the word "irradiated"
Tornadoes strike near Denver on eve of convention -- Tornadoes
touched down just outside Denver amid stormy weather on the eve of the
Democratic National Convention, the US National Weather Service said.
Denver: Preparing for Democratic Convention or Martial Law? -- To
the uninformed visitor, it has become difficult to tell whether Denver
is preparing for a Democratic National Convention or the institution of
martial law. Read More...
Security Makes U.S. Conventions Virtual Fortresses -- Security in
St. Paul and Denver will be so tight that former Secret Service agent
Chris Falkenberg said terrorists searching for a target might look
elsewhere. ``The possibility of having a major attack is very, very
slim'' at the convention sites, said Falkenberg, president of New
York-based Insite Security Inc.
DHS to use controversial fusion centers during conventions -- The
Homeland Security Department is working with state and local governments
in Colorado and Minnesota to support the sharing of information during
the national conventions next week, relying on so-called fusion centers,
which civil liberties groups have opposed as bordering on domestic
Ron Paul Delegates Advocate Civil Disobedience -- Hardcore Ron Paul
delegates to the Republican national convention hope to convince enough
McCain delegates to abstain on the first ballot to deny the fascist
neocon the nomination, with the hope of eventually nominating Ron. They
rightly point out that, as St. Thomas Aquinas said, an unjust law is no
law at all, so anyone with a conscience is not required to vote for
McCain, no matter what their state government says; indeed, just the
Blackwater Worldwide, Wal-Mart of modern war -- Blackwater has long
sought to be a one-stop shopping center, a sort of Wal-Mart for all the
U.S. government's military outsourcing needs, and a review of its
business units shows it has gone a long way toward meeting that goal.
Liver Disease Kills 10 Afghans - Wheat Blamed -- A toxic weed called
charmak, which grows in the area, contains alkalines [alkaloids] that
affect the liver causing Gulran disease, which is named after the
affected district in Herat. Graaff said the disease is not new but rare,
and has killed as many as 10 people in recent weeks.
REAL ID: CONNECTING THE DOTS TO AN INTERNATIONAL ID by Representative
Sam E. Rohrer -- REAL ID undoubtedly exemplifies a scenario in which
a difficult tension exists between freedom and security. By
commandeering every state's driver's license issuing process, REAL ID
threatens the results warned by Franklin - loss of both freedom and
VIDEO: 911 False Flag -- This documentary focuses on the
inconsistencies in the official version of the events as well as on the
evidence which has been suppressed regarding September 11th.
VIDEO: Cancer as a fungus -- The opinion of an MD and oncologist.
Polar Bears Make Long, Risky Swims -- Recent aerial observations off
the coast of Alaska picked up a surprising find: polar bears swimming as
far as 65 miles away from land. Read More...
Ten Healthiest Foods Under $1 -- In this report, Dr. Mercola gives
you some ideas for selecting delicious, nutritious items that won’t
empty out your bank account.
North American Army created without OK by Congress -- In a ceremony
that received virtually no attention in the American media, the United
States and Canada signed a military agreement Feb. 14 allowing the armed
forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation
during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a
Brain will be battlefield of future, warns US intelligence report --
On the battlefield, bullets may be replaced with "pharmacological land
mines" that release drugs to incapacitate soldiers on contact, while
scanners and other electronic devices could be developed to identify
suspects from their brain activity and even disrupt their ability to
tell lies when questioned, the report says.
Do Native Americans Have First Amendment Rights? -- In February
2005, the US Forest Service issued a Final Environmental Impact
Statement and Record of Decision approving a proposal to make artificial
snow using treated sewage effluent at the Snowbowl Resort located on
Humphrey's Peak, the highest and - to the tribes - most holy of the San
Ohio Voting Machines Contained Programming Error That Dropped Votes
-- The problem was identified after complaints from Ohio elections
officials following the March primary there, but the logic error that is
the root of the problem has been part of the software for 10 years, said
Chris Riggall, a spokesman for Premier Election Solutions, formerly
known as Diebold.
Drinking Water of 41 Million Americans Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals
-- An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the
drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is
contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. Read More...
Bird flu hopes from 1918 victims -- Survivors of the devastating
1918 influenza pandemic are still protected from the virus, according to
researchers in the US.
New Orleans repeating deadly levee blunders -- Dozens of interviews
with engineers, historians, policymakers and flood zone residents
confirmed many have not
learned from public policy mistakes made after Hurricane Betsy in 1965,
which set the stage for Katrina; many mistakes are being repeated.
Shocked! National Enquirer exposed -- As the National Enquirer
continues to muckrake into the love life of political has-been John
Edwards, now is a good time to investigate the colorful history of
America's best-known tabloid.
NEWS: FDA OKs zapping greens for safety -- The government will allow
food producers to start zapping fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce with
just enough radiation to kill E. coli and other dangerous germs, a key
safety move amid increasing outbreaks from raw produce.
WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse -- The fall
of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City
late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, was primarily due to fires, the
Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
announced today following an extensive, three-year scientific and
technical building and fire safety investigation. This was the first
known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building,
the agency stated as it released for public comment its WTC
investigation report and 13 recommendations for improving building and
US investigators solve 9/11 mystery -- The 77 page report concluded
that the fatal blow to the building came when the thirteenth floor
collapsed, weakening a critical steel support column that led to
catastrophic failure. "When this critical column buckled due to lack of
floor supports, it was the first domino in the chain," Read More...
North American Army created without OK by Congress -- In a ceremony
that received virtually no attention in the American media, the United
States and Canada signed a military agreement Feb. 14 allowing the armed
forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation
during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a
Goodyear to Close 92 Stores, Cut Jobs -- Tire maker Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Co. said Tuesday it will close 92 underperforming stores by the
end of the year in a bid to boost profit in its U.S. operations.
The Eagle Has Been Grounded -- Mint Halts Gold-Coin Sales After
Supply Depleted Amid Price Drop.
The Big Sting Two by Bob Chapman -- The plan for an economic
takedown, the results of rampant market speculations, insiders picking
up assets for pennies on the dollar, the coming hyperinflation, the
credit crunch, collapse of the dollar carry trade, suppression of metals
prices, American meddling in Georgia.
Senators: FBI rules could target innocent people -- Proposed rules
to help the FBI catch terrorists could lead to innocent Americans being
spied upon by government agents or informants "all without any basis for
suspicion," a group of Democratic senators said Wednesday.
FCC Comcast Order is Open Invitation to Internet Filtering -- Using
words like "misdirection," "obfuscation," "absurd" and "verbal
gymnastics," the Federal Communications Commission released its formal
decision Wednesday ordering Comcast to stop throttling BitTorrrent
traffic, a practice the carrier has repeatedly denied performing.
Tropical Storm Fay expected to hit Fla. 3rd time -- Forecasters
expected the storm to complete its zig-zag course by hitting the state
for a third time in a week, along with Georgia, but didn't think it
would strengthen to a hurricane over the open waters.
FEMA phones hacked; calls made to Mideast, Asia -- A hacker broke
into a Homeland Security Department telephone system over the weekend
and racked up about $12,000 in calls to the Middle East and Asia.
Iran launches it's first satellite carrier into space -- The launch
of the new rocket from Iranian soil will pave the way for the country to
send a lightweight telecommunications satellite, Omid (meaning 'hope' in
Persian), into orbit in the near future.
Iran improves warplanes flight range -- Iran has revamped its
fighter jet fleet to fly distances of 3,000 kilometers without
refueling, an Iranian Air Force commander says.
YouTube Video: JIM CRAMER GOES OFF ON EVERYBODY! -- Shares Fall on
Denver to hunt protesters with maps, bicycles, football helmets --
The bulletin lists myriad items police should watch out for, including
"caches of supplies that could be used by violent demonstrators." The
publication intended for commissioned police officers was provided to
RAW STORY Thursday. Read what's on the list...
reports deaths with diabetes drug Byetta -- The Food and Drug
Administration said Monday it has received six new reports of patients
developing a dangerous form of pancreatitis while taking Byetta. Two of
the patients died and four were recovering.
YOU stand up with America's Greatest Patriots? -- The Spirit Of
America...Sharing Kindness Endlessly.
Wider FBI power concerns lawmakers -- "We are particularly concerned
that the draft guidelines might permit an innocent American to be
subjected to such intrusive surveillance based in part on race,
ethnicity, national origin, religion, or on protected First Amendment
activities," said the letter addressed to Attorney General Michael
12-year-old who is more than seven feet tall -- Ellensburg, Wash.,
is home to a truly unique young man: 12-year-old Brenden Adams, who is
more than seven feet tall and, incredibly, still growing.
H7N3 in Rhode Island -- Confirmation of H7N3 in Rhode Island.
Curfew America -- War zone security has arrived in the US as cities
are shut down at night by police struggling to control a deadly wave of
gun crime. David Usborne reports from Hartford, Connecticut.
Large Hadron Collider set to unveil a new world of particle physics
-- The field of particle physics is poised to enter unknown territory
with the startup of a massive new accelerator--the Large Hadron Collider
(LHC)--in Europe this summer. On September 10, LHC scientists will
attempt to send the first beam of protons speeding around the
Metropolitan Wastewater Ends Up In Urban Agriculture -- In over 70
percent of the cities studied, more than half of urban agricultural land
is irrigated with wastewater that is either raw or diluted in streams.
CDC launch investigation on Morgellons’ Disease -- Agrobacterium &
Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection? Preliminary findings suggest a link
between Morgellons Disease and Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium
extensively manipulated and used in making GM crops; has genetic
engineering created a new epidemic?
GOP rolls out hefty list of Denver party ‘crashers’ -- Republicans
are planning quite the party crash at next week’s Democratic convention
in Denver. Read More...
Putin vows 24 billion dollars for Russian hi-tech says report --
Russia is to invest 600 billion rubles (24.6 billion dollars, 16.7
billion euros) in hi-tech industries over two years, Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
of the Today: Are Secret Vaccinations Killing Soldiers? -- Military
personnel are being given shots that are not identified or recorded. Are
these injections leaving some soldiers deathly ill?
Russia To Cut All Military Ties With NATO -- Russia has informed
Norway that it plans to suspend all military ties with NATO, Norway's
Defense Ministry said Wednesday, a day after the military alliance urged
Moscow to withdraw its forces from Georgia.
Girl, 17, links MSG to stunted brains -- The popular food additive
MSG causes stunted brain cell development, a 17-year-old Canadian
student working at the University of Calgary said.
THE U.S. PASSPORT CARD IS NOW IN PRODUCTION! -- "We began production
of the U.S. Passport Card on July 14. To date, we have received and
adjudicated well over 350,000 applications for the U.S. Passport Card.
Customers who submitted an application for the U.S. Passport Card prior
to production, will receive their Passport Card between now and early
Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks -- The head of a
prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to
his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the
possible risk of cancer.
Journal: Vaccines Cause Child Diabetes -- Two new studies showing
that vaccines increase the risk of diabetes have been published in the
Open Pediatric Medicine Journal.
Pilot says his job's on the line because of terror watch list --
Erich Scherfen is a commercial airline pilot and, unless his name is
removed the list, he faces losing not only his job but the ability to
make a living in his chosen profession.
The Pentagon’s alarming project: Avian Flu Biowar Vaccine -- There
is alarming evidence accumulated by serious scientific sources that the
US Government is about to or already has ‘weaponized’ Avian Flu. If the
reports are accurate, this could unleash a new pandemic on the planet
that could be more devastating than the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic which
killed an estimated 30 million people worldwide before it eventually
died out. Pentagon and NIH experiments with remains in frozen state of
the 1918 virus are the height of scientific folly. Is the United States
about to unleash a new racially selective pandemic through the process
of mandatory vaccination with an alleged vaccine "against" Avian Flu?
EPA Is Sued for Hiding Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Data --
The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) announced on August 18th
that they were suing the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Again. For what must be the eleventy-seventh time? Read How this lawsuit
differs from the rest...
Massive Brazilian Vaccination Raises Suspicions of Covert Sterilization
Program -- The commencement of a massive, mandatory vaccination
program in Brazil has raised suspicions among international pro-life
activists, who note that the program is similar to others in recent
years that have included a hidden sterilizing agent in the vaccines.
Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya -- Senator Barack Obama's long
lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty
town in Kenya, reports claimed.
Unexplained Mpls. explosions a 'Homeland Security' issue -- People
living in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis were jolted awake
in the middle of the night Thursday by a big boom. However, police said
they aren’t sure what caused the explosion.
Drug Pushers Attack Fruit Juice, Claiming it "Interferes" with
Pharmaceuticals -- Drinking fruit juices may not be as healthy an
option as thought - they could reduce the effectiveness of some
medicines, it is being claimed.
US: Iraq deal not finalized -- The US says the deal is needed to
determine the status of US troops in Iraq after their mandate under the
UN Security Council at year's end.
Vitamin B6 now under assault -- Recently, Medicure Pharma submitted
a citizen’s petition to the FDA asserting the all dietary supplements
containing pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (the natural bioactive form of Vitamin
B6 known as P5P supplements) should be banned.
Eli Lilly now pushing bovine growth hormone -- Elanco, a division of
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY), today announced that Lilly has signed
an agreement to acquire the worldwide rights to the dairy cow
supplement, Posilac® (sometribove), as well as the product's supporting
operations, from Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). (This is a .pdf file)
Phone Radiation to Unleash Epidemic of Brain Tumors -- A new review
of more than 100 studies on the safety of mobile phones has concluded
that cellular devices are poised to cause an epidemic of brain tumors
that will kill more people than smoking or asbestos.
GET THEIR GUNS by Devvy Kidd -- On August 15, 2008, a Texas school
district voted to allow teachers to bring guns to class this fall. The
plan, adopted by the Harrold Independent School District was approved by
parents who understand the right to own and bear arms to protect and
Preparing for an urban WMD attack -- On Saturday, the San Francisco
Fire Department, along with a group of other public and private
agencies, ran a large-scale training exercise revolving around an urban
weapons of mass destruction terrorist attack.
Unemployment survival guide -- Judy Stark, the Homes and Garden
editor for the St Petersburg Times, in Florida, writes that it is a
"sign of the times" when a county-sponsored workshop on vegetable
gardening has suddenly hit the 200-person capacity of the room.
NSA Security Officer: We Should Just Kill These People by Richard Volaar
-- Wayne Madsen, always spoiling for a fight with Bush and Cheney, or
the chance to show off his undies to minimum wage airport TSA workers,
has an executive level NSA staff person on record saying that
significant sentiment exists within the NSA to kill troublesome bloggers
MSNBC: Bush creating 'embryonic police state'-- Now that the
Democrats were nice enough to fold up on FISA," MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
said, "the issue is all contained now. Right? Not exactly."
Will young Paul, Huckabee backers stay with GOP? -- While this
year's presidential election shows signs of drawing in more young voters
than any since 1992, the candidates who pulled some of them into the
Republican race are long gone — and it's unclear whether they've taken
their young supporters with them.
Leaf expands meat recall, closes Toronto plant -- Maple Leaf Foods
is expanding a recall of its packaged meats and temporarily closing a
Toronto plant that prepares the products. Canadian Food Inspection
Agency says some of the meat products, which are distributed to nursing
homes, restaurants and deli counters across the country — including
McDonald's and Mr. Sub — tested positive for listeria bacteria.
Consumption of food tainted with listeria can lead to high fever, severe
headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
New Law Requires Yards To Be Cut At 12 Inches -- A proposed
ordinance in Omaha will soon require all yards to be trimmed at 12
inches, down from the previous mandate of 18 inches.
Codex commission gains more control over food -- The Codex
Alimentarius Commission (Codex) is the international food standards
setting body recognised under the World Trade Organisation Agreements on
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to
Trade (TBT) as being the reference point for food standards applied in
international trade. Its objectives are protecting the health of
consumers and ensuring fair practices in food trade.
Condoleezza Rice in Warsaw to seal missile deal -- US Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Warsaw to sign a deal to deploy US
missile shield on the Polish soil, officials say.
Georgia Pulls Plug On Russian TV News -- Georgian broadcasters have
stopped carrying transmissions by the last Russian-language television
news channel operating in the republic after it aired comments by
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticizing the Georgian government.
The cause of bankruptcy -- More than half of bankruptcies in America
are the result of medical bills. A full 75% of those had health
(Not A Virus) Caused Most Deaths In The Great 'Flu' Pandemic Of 1918
-- A Press Release issued on August 19, 2008, by the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), contains a striking finding
and conclusion: The 20 to 40 million deaths worldwide from the great
1918 Influenza ("Flu") Pandemic were NOT due to a virus, but to
pneumonia caused by massive bacterial infection of the lungs weakened by
the flu virus (The full NIAID report is attached at the end of this
seizes US vehicles -- Russian soldiers today held blindfolded
Georgian servicemen at gunpoint and commandeered US Humvees in a
dramatic sequence of events in Poti, a key Black Sea port. White House
spokesman Gordon Johndroe stated that if Russia has seized any US
military equipment in Georgia, it must return it immediately.
US graduate chosen Ahmadinjad advisor -- A noted scholar and the
founding director of the US-based International Communication Program is
appointed as advisor to the Iranian president. President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad has appointed Professor Hamid Molana as his advisor.
to deploy missiles in Syria' -- Russia plans to place its advanced
missile systems in Syria to counter US and Israeli interventions in
South Ossetia, an Israeli website says.
Iran saffron production output up -- Iran's saffron production has
increased 15-fold over the last 10 years, says the head of the Fund for
Promotion of Saffron Export. National saffron production is expected to
reach 120 tons in the year to March 2009, said Ali Shariati Moqaddam.
Iran is the largest supplier of the most delicate spice, accounting for
96 percent of the global output.
Citizens' U.S. border crossings tracked -- The federal government
has been using its system of border checkpoints to greatly expand a
database on travelers entering the country by collecting information on
U.S. citizens crossing by land, compiling data that will be stored for
15 years and may be used in criminal and intelligence investigations.
Police officers go back to Columbia, Missouri schools in force --
School resource officers will return to Columbia, Missouri middle and
junior high school buildings full time this year, but in the future, the
partnership that puts police in schools could be in jeopardy.
Arsenic has firm link to diabetes in U.S. study -- Arsenic, a
naturally occurring poison and carcinogen found in ground water, is
strongly linked to adult-onset diabetes, U.S. researchers said on
Don’t Cage Dissent by Amy Goodman -- The bulwark against tyranny is
dissent. Open opposition, the right to challenge those in power, is a
mainstay of any healthy democracy. The Democratic and Republican
conventions will test the commitment of the two dominant U.S. political
parties to the cherished tradition of dissent. Things are not looking
Skousen: Provocation and Aggression in Georgia — Sorting it Out --
Every war has its superficial cause that is fed to the public but
underlying this is usually a myriad of complex ulterior motives and
agendas that are the real cause. Read More...
Cayenne Pepper Cures -- Cayenne Pepper is an herb made from the
dried pods of chili peppers. Besides being a very popular spice in
cooking, cayenne has also been used medicinally for thousands of years.
High in Vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium, cayenne is a
wonderful healing aid for the digestive system since it acts as a
catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other foods and herbs when
used with them. It is also very healing for the heart and circulatory
system. Studies have shown that Cayenne can rebuild the tissue in the
stomach and the peristaltic action in the intestines.
Get your ORGANIC Cayenne Pepper from he Power Hour!
Yourself? -- Canadians!!!! Mobilize!!!! This is SERIOUS! Herbs
will be put in the same class and regulated the same way as
pharmaceutical products. Estimates are this will result in 70% of
currently available natural health products removed from the market.
Anchorage, Alaska: The Coldest Summer Ever? -- Right now the
so-called summer of ‘08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever
recorded in which the temperature in Anchorage managed to reach 65
Microchip Rules Added to Calif. Spay/Neuter Bill -- California
Assembly Bill 1634 which already proposed to increase fines for
impounded intact animals, now mandates microchipping on the first or
second impoundment by an animal control agency.
'America's Outrageous War Economy!' -- Pentagon can't find $2.3
trillion, wasting trillions on 'national defense'.
Iraqi refugees arriving in US for resettlement -- Thousands of Iraqi
refugees have arrived in the United States as part of a nationwide
resettlement program to bring 12,000 Iraqis to the United States by the
end of next month, officials said. About a quarter of the 9,000 Iraqi
refugees already here arrived over the past month, according to a
spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or
UNHCR. Most come from secondary countries including Jordan, Syria,
Lebanon and Turkey.
Record number of US contractors in Iraq -- As of early 2008, at
least 190,000 private personnel were working on US-funded projects in
the Iraq theater, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) survey found.
That means that for each uniformed member of the US military in the
region, there was also a contract employee – a ratio of 1 to 1.
U.S. bank collapse seen ahead -- The worst of the global financial
crisis is yet to come and a large U.S. bank will fail in the next few
months as the world's biggest economy hits further troubles, former IMF
chief economist Kenneth Rogoff said on Tuesday.
U.S. army deserter ordered deported -- One of the first U.S. army
deserters to seek refugee status in Canada rather than serve in Iraq was
ordered deported. Jeremy Hinzman, along with his wife, son and a new
baby, have been ordered by the Canada Border Services Agency to leave by
fines 18 hospitals for shoddy care -- The fines made public Monday
stem from investigations by the California Department of Public Health
that found shoddy care had either killed or endangered the lives of
several patients. The hospitals were each fined $25,000 — the latest of
dozens of penalties the state has issued in recent years to more than 40
U.S. Death Toll in Iraq for August Already Tops July -- As Two More
Soldier Suicides Reported -- Midway through August, the toll this month
has already topped the July rate. Meanwhile, two more Iraq vets have
killed themselves here at home.
In China, outsourcing is no longer cheap -- China is becoming an
increasingly expensive place to do business, thanks to a series of
sweeping mandates introduced to pacify discontented Chinese citizens and
global critics. This month's Olympics will be a coming out party 10
years in the making. Aware that the world is watching, China has
intensified its efforts to clean up its domestic affairs by enacting
stricter environmental and labor controls, increasing its land and
commodity prices, and slashing the export-tax rebates that helped create
the country's giant trade surplus.
Cross us and we will crush you, warns Medvedev -- “If someone thinks
they can kill our citizens, kill soldiers and officers fulfilling the
role of peacekeepers, we will never allow this,” Mr Medvedev told a
group of Second World War veterans in Kursk. “Anyone who tries to do
this will receive a shattering blow.
RUSSIA PREPARING TO SPLINTER GEORGIA AFTER SARKOZY-BROKERED ARMISTICE
-- The Kremlin is not honoring the French-brokered agreement on
cessation of hostilities and troop withdrawal from Georgia. Russian
troops are roaming and rampaging at will through parts of Georgia and
are preparing to seize chunks of its territory for the long term.
Meanwhile, Russia brandishes the threat to dismember the entire country.
Such threats reflect Moscow’s goal to reduce Georgia to political
obedience by changing the country’s government.
News 12 Year Old Girl Tells the Truth about Georgia -- 12 Year Old
Girl Tells the Truth on Fox News about Georgia. Fox News even had to cut
them off right in the middle of the account of Georgian aggression even
though they had just come from a commercial break 2 minutes prior to
Texas school district to let teachers carry guns -- A Texas school
district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district's
superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a
first in the United States. The board of the small rural Harrold
Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents
have not objected, said the district's superintendent, David Thweatt.
mint suspends gold coin sales -- The U.S. Mint has suspended sales
of American eagle gold coins and is refusing orders from dealers, two
coin and bullion dealers confirmed Thursday. The mint's suspension of
gold coin sales follows its tight rationing of sales of silver eagle
coins, begun in May, when sales to the public were terminated and sales
to the mint's 13 authorized dealers were tightly limited.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf resigns -- Pakistani President
Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday, ending an eight-year
tenure that opponents said was hampering the country's labored return to
used in plastic bottles is safe, FDA says -- WHAT???!!!!
Despite ongoing safety concerns from parents, consumer groups and
politicians, a chemical used in baby bottles, canned food and other
items is not dangerous, federal regulators said today. Food and Drug
Administration scientists said the trace amounts of bisphenol A that
leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults.
Back to school: Shaky economy hits kids -- Children will walk
farther to the bus stop, pay more for lunch, study from old textbooks
and wear last year's clothes. Field trips? Forget about it. This year,
it could cost nearly twice as much to fuel the yellow buses that rumble
to school each morning. If you think it's expensive to fill up a sport
utility vehicle, try topping off a tank that is two or even three times
banking giant switches billions in debt to Britain to avoid paying
corporation tax for 50 years -- The Wall Street giant, which employs
5,500 in the City of London, could be eligible for a tax holiday of more
than 50 years after making billions of pounds of losses on 'exotic
investments.' The possibility of such a business escaping tax will
astonish households struggling with their personal finances.
Ex-Marine decries prosecution in civilian court -- "They train us,
and they expect us to rely back on that training. Then when we use that
training, they prosecute us for it?" Nazario said during an interview
Saturday with The Associated Press. "I didn't do anything wrong. I don't
think I should be the first tried like this," said Nazario, whose trial
begins Tuesday in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. If Nazario, 28, is
convicted of voluntary manslaughter, some predict damaging consequences
on the battlefield.
Drink May Raise Stroke Risk -- Just one can of the popular stimulant
energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke,
even in young people, Australian medical researchers said on Friday.
City defends 'secret jail' built for DNC -- Activist groups say the
converted warehouse poses a threat to civil liberties. The city
maintains the facility is needed in case of mass arrests during the
Democratic National Convention. The makeshift holding center, dubbed
“Gitmo on the Platte” by activists, is located on city-owned property
near Steele Street and 38th Avenue. Newly-installed security cameras
guard the exterior, chain-link fences and barbed wire form cells inside.
Is the White House pushing bank failures onto the next administration's
plate? -- An interesting question is whether the White House is
propping up banks that should fail so that it can push the biggest part
of the cleanup into the lap of the next President.
FEMA flood maps concern officials -- Is Philipsburg in danger of
flooding? While no one is building an ark, Philipsburg Borough
Councilman John Knowles did express concerns this week about changes now
under way to the Federal Emergency Management.
Deputies to patrol at Beaver Stadium -- Centre County sheriff’s
deputies will help maintain law and order at Penn State football games
and on the land Snow Shoe Rails to Trails manages.
L.A., Long Beach OK grants for Mexican carriers -- The Ports of Los
Angeles and Long Beach boast of bringing in 40 percent of the nation’s
imported goods, and plans to cut emissions at each port have been
highlighted in mainstream news programs and the cable TV show “America’s
Port.” A Land Line investigation into the ports’ multibillion-dollar
clean truck program, however, shows that the $2.2 billion program could
pay for the replacement of trucks owned by Mexican trucking companies
while it excludes U.S. trucks that run any miles outside of California.
Pakistan's Musharraf said ready to quit -- Pakistan's President
Pervez Musharraf is ready to resign rather than face impeachment but is
seeking immunity from prosecution and agreement on a safe place to live,
coalition government officials said on Friday.
The Potential Health Benefits of Purple Corn -- Research has shown
that purple corn contains cell-protecting antioxidants with the ability
to inhibit carcinogen-induced tumors in rats. Many plant-derived
substances are believed to show these properties, but few have also
demonstrated anti-inflammatory capabilities and the potential to help
Barbed wire, stun-gun use mark DNC warehouse jail -- Denver
officials weren't planning to reveal details about where activists would
be detained in the event of mass arrests during the Democratic National
Convention until after the event had started, but those plans were
quickly dashed this week when CBS 4News reporter Rick Sallinger not only
revealed that protesters would be locked up in a city-owned warehouse,
but he also obtained clear video footage inside the facility, a building
that includes barbed wire-topped cages and signs warning of stun-gun
Huge protests expected at political conventions -- Thousands of
protesters are expected to jam the streets of Denver and St. Paul at the
Republican and Democratic conventions in a noisy counterpoint to the
parties' carefully scripted speeches.
North American Union: The dream 'is dead' -- The Security and
Prosperity Partnership of North America is dead, says Robert A. Pastor,
the American University professor who for more than a decade has been a
major proponent of building a North American Community.
U.S. court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case -- The Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, four princes and other Saudi entities are immune from a
lawsuit filed by victims of the September 11 attacks and their families
alleging they gave material support to al Qaeda, a federal appeals court
ruled on Thursday.
H9N2 bird flu threat understated in humans -- The H9N2 bird flu
strain, identified as a possible pandemic threat, could be infecting
more humans than commonly thought but its mild symptoms mean it often
goes undetected, a leading Hong Kong bird flu expert said.
FAA proposes $7.1 million fine against American -- American
Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp, knowingly flew planes that needed safety
repairs, the U.S. government charged on Thursday in a letter that
proposed a $7.1 million fine against the carrier.
AP Exclusive: Hit squads training in Iran -- Iraqi Shiite
assassination teams are being trained in at least four locations in Iran
by Tehran's elite Quds force and Lebanese Hezbollah and are planning to
return to Iraq in the next few months to kill specific Iraqi officials
as well as U.S. and Iraqi troops, according to intelligence gleaned from
captured militia fighters and other sources in Iraq.
Navy relieves commander of air recon squadron -- The commander of a
Navy air reconnaissance squadron that provides the president and the
defense secretary the airborne ability to command the nation's nuclear
weapons has been relieved of duty, the Navy said Tuesday. Cmdr. Shawn
Bentley was relieved of duty Monday by the Navy for loss of confidence
in his ability to command, only three months after taking the job.
US Girls Are Trapped in Georgia -- A New Jersey couple is trying to
get their two children out of the Republic of Georgia after the Russian
invasion of the country trapped the vacationing youngsters at their
fastest dying cities in the United States -- Ohio tops the list with
four communities in the top 10, Michigan is second.
Ed Asner Wants Ballot Referendum for New 9/11 Probe -- Actor Ed
Asner, former Dallas Cowboy Mark Stepnoski, and formerly famous hip hop
group Arrested Development are leading a petition drive to get a
referendum on New York City’s November ballot that would establish a new
9/11 investigation. If the group, called 911 Truth, can collect 30,000
signatures before September 4th, the City Council will be required to
consider the measure, which calls for an investigative panel with
New bird flu strain found in Nigeria, UN's FAO says -- A new strain
of H5N1 bird flu has shown up among birds in Africa in a worrying
development, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
The Depleted Uranium Threat -- While attempting to act as the
planet's nuclear watchdogs, the United States and Great Britain have
become two of the world's largest, cancer-causing radiated dust and
rusty depleted uranium projectile polluters.
Arkansas Democratic chairman killed in shooting -- The chairman of
the Arkansas Democratic Party Bill Gwatney died at 3:59 Wednesday
afternoon after a gunman entered his Little Rock office and shot him
several times in the upper body, Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings
UK NEWS: (Thanks to
Hope over 'quick' bird flu test -- UK scientists say they are
developing a portable testing machine that will detect cases of bird flu
in two hours.
Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure' -- A single injection of modified
cells could halt the advance of rheumatoid arthritis, say UK scientists.
Rat-brain robot aids memory study -- A robot controlled by a blob of
rat brain cells could provide insights into diseases such as
Alzheimer's, University of Reading scientists say.
successful for Rep. Paul’s wife -- Carol Paul, wife of U.S. Rep. Ron
Paul, remains in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital this
morning after having her third surgery in a week. “Carol’s surgery was
successful. We are not out of the woods yet, but signs look very
positive,” spokesman Jesse Benton said in a message on a Ron Paul Web
QUARANTINES: The Law Enforcement Role -- Law enforcement agencies
worldwide face the stark possibility of implementing and enforcing a
public health quarantine of large portions of the population in their
jurisdiction. Read More...
Anatomy online -- This is one of the best websites for educating
yourself or others on anatomy.
Lawmaker tells pastor arguments are 'bull----' -- A pro-family group
is lobbying for a California lawmaker to apologize to a pastor who
appeared before a recent committee hearing after the legislator
interrupted the minister and called his argument "bull----." It happened
while pastor Robert Jones of Oak Park United Methodist Church was
appearing before an informational hearing on the state's efforts to cut
FCC Commissioner: Return of Fairness Doctrine Could Control Web Content
-- There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that
reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the
industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop
at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and
“government dictating content policy.”
Better Mexican Economy has Immigrants Returning in Droves -- “I got
a better opportunity with my company. They are relocating me there.”
Having committed war crimes itself, Georgia accuses Russia of everything
-- Defeated on the battlefield, Georgia has taken its case to the U.N.'s
highest court, accusing Moscow of murder, rape, and mass expulsion in
two disputed Georgian provinces, according to court papers released
Warrior John McCain: Far More Dangerous Than Bush -- McCain's
insistence on "winning in Iraq," remaining there "until Iraq is secure,"
and "bomb-bomb-bombing Iran" reveal the same mindset that made General
Power so dangerous. Caught up in his fear that a military failure would
encourage America's enemies, McCain can see no alternative to military
victory, no matter what the cost.
8 Drugs Doctors Would Never Take -- If they won't use these
medications, why should you?
Honeybee deaths reaching crisis point -- 1 in 3 of UK's honeybees
did not survive winter and spring. Pollination of fruit and vegetables
Foreigners with debts may be barred from leaving Russia -- The
Russian Court Bailiffs' Service has barred a foreign citizen from
leaving the country because of unpaid debts. While similar incidents
involving Russian citizens have been reported by the media for some
time, this latest case could serve as a precedent that would affect
foreigners who come to Russia for work or leisure.
gobbling up East Coast, Caribbean fish -- A maroon-striped marauder
with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm
waters and even off the East Coast — swallowing native species, stinging
divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.
UK: Guy Herbert: Zero privacy on the internet -- The British
government is taking extraordinary new powers to monitor everyone's
emailing, internet browsing and phone calls.
CITY FLAGS -- Check out the number of light blue
American Mercenary Captured By Russians -- An American mercenary has
been captured by Russian forces along with a number of Georgian soldiers
according to a report from the Russian news website Izvestia, providing
more evidence that the U.S. and NATO are covertly supporting the
Georgian army in a proxy war with Russia.
Declared in Arkansas Town -- Areas of a town in Arkansas have been
placed under a 24-hour, non-stop curfew described by the mayor as
"almost akin to martial law".
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 5 Iranian Companies -- The Bush
administration has imposed economic sanctions on five Iranian companies
that it has accused of helping the country pursue its ambitions to
develop a nuclear weapon.
U.S. firm eyes big oil refinery in S Vietnam -- The Pacific
Development Group based in the United States wants to build an oil
refinery capable of annually processing 10 million tons of crude oil in
Vietnam's southern Ca Mau province, according to local newspaper Vietnam
Investment Review on Monday.
Genetically Engineered Sugar to Hit U.S. in 2008 -- American
Crystal, a large Wyoming-based sugar company and several other leading
U.S. sugar providers have announced they will be sourcing their sugar
from genetically engineered (GE) sugar beets beginning this year and
arriving in stores in 2008. Like GE corn and GE soy, products containing
GE sugar will not be labeled as such.
HHS evaluates proposals for new anthrax vaccine -- Two Maryland
pharmaceutical companies recently announced that they have submitted
proposals to produce and deliver at least 25 million doses of a
next-generation anthrax vaccine to the nation's Strategic National
106 mpg 'air car' creates buzz, questions -- You've heard of
hybrids, electric cars and vehicles that can run on vegetable oil. But
of all the contenders in the quest to produce the ultimate
fuel-efficient car, this could be the first one to let you say, "fill it
up with air."The compressed air car planned for the U.S. market would be
a six-seater, a New York company says. That's the idea behind the
compressed air car, which backers say could achieve a fuel economy of
106 miles per gallon.
US contractors: true Iraq war winners -- The US Congressional Budget
Office (CBO) has circulated its report showing that the Bush
administration paid out tens of billions of dollars to oil and
reconstruction companies, security firms, and other service-providers in
a period of four years from 2003 to 2007 only, AFP reported.
UK: Prince warns of GM crops 'disaster' -- The Prince of Wales has
warned the development of genetically modified crops risked creating
"the biggest disaster environmentally of all time".
U.S. blocks Russia-NATO Council meeting -- NATO has hailed Russia's
decision to halt its military operation in South Ossetia as good news.
But Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says Georgia's actions in South Ossetia will
not affect its chances of joining the military alliance. However, the
U.S. has blocked an emergency NATO-Russia Council meeting on the
situation in South Ossetia.
Cheney threatens Russia over Georgia -- US Vice President Dick
Cheney has threatened Russia after the country was forced to reply
Georgia's attack on South Ossetia's region.
Alcohol abuse rises among combat veterans says study -- A
significant number of U.S. veterans back from wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan begin abusing alcohol after returning, perhaps to cope with
traumatic memories of combat, military researchers said on Tuesday.
First Disenfranchised Voters: Injured and Homeless Veterans --
Despite new legislation in Congress, the VA is poised to prevent
registration drives at its facilities before the November election.
Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak -- -- The government owns
hundreds of underground fuel tanks — many designed for emergencies back
in the Cold War — that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous
substances that could be making local water undrinkable.
Women Miscarry After Receiving Gardasil HPV Vaccination; FDA Not
Concerned -- Since the approval of human papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine Gardasil in June 2006, 28 cases have been reported of pregnant
women miscarrying after receiving the vaccine.
The Looming Nuclear Nightmare in the Backwoods of North Carolina --
Looking for weapons of mass destruction? Try the backwoods of North
Carolina. Read More...
Seed giant flexes it's muscle -- In late March, Monsanto Co. sent a
"Dear Valued Customer" letter to most U.S. corn and soybean farmers. The
reason, wrote Jim Zimmer, Monsanto's vice president of U.S. branded
business, was "to discuss ... some current marketplace dynamics that
will directly affect you in terms of increased prices for Monsanto's
line of Roundup herbicides for 2008."
Video shows Burger King employee bathing in sink -- Some workers at
a Greene County restaurant are in hot water with the health department,
after an employee took a bubble bath in a store sink.
Every car entering Manhattan to be tracked -- It's called "Operation
Sentinel" and it proves just how far the NYPD will go to protect this
city from terrorists. The plan involves some high-tech tracking that is
coming under fire from some groups.
Google Street View captures blazing home -- The cameras of Google
Street View have captured many strange and embarrassing scenes, but none
as dramatic as this blazing building.
Uproar at plan to hold inquests in secret -- Inquests that are
deemed a risk to national security by the Government would be held in
secret in future under proposed powers to come before the House of Lords
Designates GMOs as Contaminants in Food -- The latest Codex
Alimentarius Commission meeting held in Geneva recently concluded with
some interesting outcomes. Read More...
EclippTV: Video: Interview of American Citizen in Georgian Conflict
Zone(08/11/08) -- An American man living in South Ossetia says U.S.
and Georgian leaders are responsible for the violence that has killed
2,000 people in the region. Joe Mestas, who witnessed days of shelling,
told RT that Washington will have to answer for the violence.
Why Migraines Strike -- More than 300 million people worldwide --
about 6 to 7 percent of men and 15 to 18 percent of women -- suffer from
severe migraine headaches, yet to this day, it’s one of the least
understood and poorly treated medical disorders. Read More...
Ron Paul's wife in serious condition at hospital -- The wife of
Republican Rep. Ron Paul was in serious but stable condition Monday at a
Houston hospital, a spokesman for the congressman said.
Russia tightens the noose -- Troops are sent deep into Georgia amid
claims that Moscow is mounting a coup.
Vaccine To Protect Against Black Plague Bioterror Attack Being Developed
-- A University of Central Florida researcher may have found a defense
against the Black Plague, a disease that wiped out a third of Europe's
population in the Middle Ages and which government agencies perceive as
a terrorist threat today.
U.S. troops still in Georgia -- U.S. personnel responsible for
training members of the Georgian military remain stationed inside the
volatile country, where fighting erupted Friday between Russia and
Georgia over the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Most companies in US avoid federal income taxes -- Two-thirds of
U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005,
according to a new report from Congress. The study by the Government
Accountability Office, expected to be released Tuesday, said about 68
percent of foreign companies doing business in the U.S. avoided
corporate taxes over the same period.
Herbs and Spices Prevent Tissue Damage -- University of Georgia
researchers tested 24 common herbs and spices and found that not only
were the extracts rich in antioxidants, but there was also a direct
correlation between the levels of antioxidant compounds and the ability
of the food to block tissue damage.
Most Medicated States -- You probably never stopped to think if
where you live has anything to do with the number of prescription
medications you're taking. But if you live in the American South,
chances are you take more medications than you would if you lived on the
other side of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Israeli Has $1 Billion Invested in Georgia -- The Israeli-Georgia
connection is estimated to be worth $1 billion, according to a former
Georgian ambassador to Israel.
Whole Foods Recalls Beef Processed At Plant Long at Odds With USDA
-- Whole Foods Market pulled fresh ground beef from all of its stores
Friday, becoming the latest retailer affected by an E. coli outbreak
traced to Nebraska Beef, one of the nation's largest meatpackers. It's
the second outbreak linked to the processor in as many months.
State alters vaccine schedule for school -- Some students will need
more shots when they head back to school this fall, even as the
controversy over whether to immunize simmers here and across the
country. New state requirements mandate that children receive doses of
the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis — known as Tdap — and
chickenpox vaccines before starting certain grades. But some parents say
they oppose certain shots — or even vaccinating altogether. In the end,
they say the risks of getting kids immunized far outweigh the potential
Cheney: Russian action 'must not go unanswered' -- Cheney spoke
Sunday afternoon with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. "The vice
president expressed the United States' solidarity with the Georgian
people and their democratically elected government in the face of this
threat to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Cheney's
press secretary, Lee Ann McBride, said.
More Evidence Of U.S. Complicity In S. Ossetia War -- As the
corporate media in the United States covers volleyball at the Olympics
in China and pours endlessly over the marital infidelity of CFR darling
John Edwards, the media in Russia is reporting the war in South Ossetia
Massive US Naval Armada heads for Iran-- The build up of naval
forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval
armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a
US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law)
around Iran (with supporting air and land elements) to prevent the
shipment of benzene and certain other refined oil products headed to
Stabbing incident alters Olympic course -- A standard tourist trip
to see the historic Drum Tower ended tragically when a man stabbed
Bachman, 62, to death and critically injured his wife Barbara, who
suffered multiple lacerations and stab wounds and underwent eight hours
of surgery Saturday. (Barbara Bachman, also 62, was listed in serious
but stable condition this morning.)
America's Fastest Dying Cities -- Forbes.com compiled a ranking of
America�s struggling cities, using data from 2000 to today. We looked at
unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demographic data
from the U.S. Census Bureau and economic measurements from the Bureau of
Cindy Sheehan Makes It On Ballot To Challenge Nancy Pelosi -- After
weeks of collecting signatures from constituents in San Francisco's 8th
Congressional District, Independent candidate Cindy Sheehan has made it
onto the November ballot to oppose Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi,
for Pelosi's heretofore secure Congressional seat.
YouTube: Casualties and damage in the S Ossetian conflict - 09 Aug 08
-- Georgian troops have poured into South Ossetia and the Georgian
president has appealed to the international community for assistance.
Russian troops have been shown on Russia's television channels being
treated in hospital, and claim that 15 of their soldiers have died. More
than 30,000 people have tried to flee the fighting, but civilians have
been caught up in air raids.
Bid to plant genetically-modified trees in UK -- Scientists have
applied to plant genetically modified trees in Britain despite fears
that they will damage native wildlife, The Sunday Telegraph can
Fear mark of the beast? State OKs special license West Virginia drivers
receive exemption from requirement to digitally store photo!! -- The
"Pastor Butch camera prevails!"
YouTube: Charlie Chaplin Warning us -- Charlie Chaplin warning
people about NWO?
VIDEO: Infant's Drowning-Prevention -- Would your child be able to
survive if he or she fell into the water?
US disregarded experts over biolab -- The Homeland Security
Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named
Mississippi — home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency
— as a top location for a new $451 million, national laboratory to study
some of the world's most virulent biological threats, according to
internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Superbugs -- The new generation of resistant infections is almost
impossible to treat. Doctors fear that dangerous bacteria may become
entrenched in hospitals.
US May Step Up Forays into Pakistan -- Top Bush administration
officials are urging the president to direct U.S. troops in Afghanistan
to be more aggressive in pursuing militants into Pakistan on foot as
part of a proposed radical shift in its regional counterterrorism
strategy, The Associated Press has learned.
Woman At The Edge Of The Abyss -- Who was she? Does anyone know? Did
any New York newspaper ever identify her? Yet she remains indelible in
the photograph, her image forever poised at the brink, appearing almost
calm although her fear must have been overpowering. She stands at the
edge of an abyss, her arm grasping a wrecked window frame while her foot
slips perilously close to space.
Bird Flu Breaking News Articles -- Relevant and
up-to-the-minute Avian Influenza (H5N1) related news, along with the
best Bird Flu Blogs and Articles, from around the
US aircraft carriers headed for Gulf' -- Two additional United
States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea,
according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times. The US Navy would
neither confirm nor deny that carriers were en route. US Fifth Fleet
Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment
due to what a spokesman termed "force-protection policy."
wants federal probe after SWAT raids house, kills dogs -- A Maryland
mayor is asking the federal government to investigate why SWAT team
members burst into his home without knocking and shot his two dogs to
death in an investigation into a drug smuggling scheme.
Website Operator Threatened By Armed Thugs -- Tom Feeley, owner and
editor of Information Clearing House.info, has endured public
harassment, home invasions, death threats and threats to his family
simply for running a website.
Blackwater Makes Rifles! -- Blackwater Worldwide announces the
creation of a new product - the BW-15 Rifle! Designed by our expert
armorers, this exquisite weapon can be modified and built to your
personal specifications! Your choose the barrel, you chose the sights,
you choose the rail system.
Chinese Hair Bands made with Condoms -- Be careful when you're
buying your hair bands!!
Security Wants Your Help Spotting Terrorists -- Wait till you see
the list of what to look for!
Your role in reporting terror threats -- State and local Homeland
Security agencies want a whole bunch of people looking out for terror
threats... all of us! So what are you supposed to look for?
explains signs of terrorist behavior -- What about your boss, or
your co-worker, or maybe the unshaven guy in a baseball cap who's been
taking pictures of the power plant with a telephoto lens while hiding in
a moving truck full of fertilizer for the past couple of weeks? Could
be. But who's to know? One man's suspicious behavior is another man's
typical conduct for a tourist, farmer or handyman. Right?
A Highly Recommended New Film: Good Food -- A recently released
73-minute documentary from Moving Images directed by Melissa Young and
Mark Dworkin, "Good Food" is a fascinating and extremely enjoyable film
that touches on all aspects of a local sustainable food system.
Another earthquake in Sechuan China yesterday -- A 5.0-magnitude
earthquake hit Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province, an area
rattled repeatedly by aftershocks following a massive tremor in May, the
US Geological Survey said.
Privatisation and the World Bank -- WHATEVER else one may say about
the World Bank, its mantra is certainly uncomplicated: privatise,
privatise, privatise. In a world of cynicism and shattered faith, it is
almost reassuring to have such a powerful institution that maintains the
same line for decades. But this should come as no surprise. If the World
Bank was truly about poverty reduction, it might have to accept the fact
that its formula has failed in country after country. If it is instead
about serving large multinational corporations, it is right to brag of
RFID goes prime time in Beijing Olympics -- Radio frequency
identification technology will be facing one of its first major tests
during the Beijing Olympics, taking care of ticketing for the estimated
3 million athletes, journalists, and spectators.
Your Organic Food Really Organic? -- Imported foods found with
unacceptable pesticide levels have drawn attention to the USDA's shoddy
Tomato lovers seeing green -- This year, tomato patches in a far
corner of Northeast Philadelphia is a bust. The combination of a too
cool, too wet May and an extremely hot, dry June and July has delayed by
several weeks the crops of the region's home gardeners and commercial
Underground Facility near Goshen, Arkansas? -- There is apparently a
large underground facility just to the east of Goshen, Arkansas. All
measurements were made using the ruler tool in Google maps.
Military insists 'segregation boxes' for Iraqi prisoners are 'humane'
-- CNN's Barbara Starr, in a Thursday report, examined what the US
military is calling 'segregation boxes': small, wooden crates being used
in Iraq to hold prisoners, which the US military insists are 'humane.'
Peaceful Protesters Become Terrorists in a Federal Database --
According to documents released on Thursday, July 17, 2008, undercover
state troopers in Maryland infiltrated at least three groups peacefully
protesting the death penalty and advocating peace. These troopers
illegally sent reports of the activities of these groups to U.S.
intelligence and military agencies. The Maryland chapter of the ACLU was
able to obtain these documents through a Freedom of Information lawsuit
claiming the state police refused to release the documents proving they
illegally spied on peace activists.
Healing Properties of Purple Corn -- Purple corn is a Peruvian super
food cultivated in coastal areas, as well as in mountains of almost ten
thousand feet. There are very few purple plants found in nature, and so
for people who are looking to eat a true rainbow diet, purple corn
extract is a fantastic
Police set to launch random breath tests in battle to beat drink driving
-- Police may soon be able to carry out random breath tests on motorists
to crack down on drink driving. Currently, officers can only stop a car
to demand a breath test if it is being driven erratically or there has
been a motoring offence.
In rural Alaska, fuel costs now matter of survival -- Soaring oil
prices that swelled Alaska's treasury have come back to slam the state,
particularly its 170 rural villages.
Plastic soup swirling in Pacific 'may harbour new life forms'--
SCIENTISTS are launching a study into whether the "trash vortex", a
plastic soup of waste floating in the Pacific, could harbour new forms
of marine life.
Sleep is the enemy -- A former Marine fights nightmares of Iraq by
struggling to stay awake. Millions, veteran and civilian, face a nightly
Unanswered 9/11 questions -- The collapse of New York's World Trade
Centre on September 11, 2001 is arguably one of the most well documented
events in human history. Less well documented is the controversy over
why the buildings fell as they did.
admits contamination at plutonium lab -- The International Atomic
Energy Agency said its nuclear lab in the Austrian city of Seibersdorf
was contaminated after a plutonium sample blew up. The leakage was
contained in the building.
FEMA suspends TopOff -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has
suspended a procurement for the upcoming Top Officials (TopOff) 5
national disaster drill to investigate allegations of improprieties in
the contracting process, said FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison.
Report: Sadr to disarm Mahdi Army -- Anti-American cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr intends to disarm his once-dominant Mahdi Army militia and
remake it as a social-services organization, The Wall Street Journal
Thought Crimes Agenda Already Being Implemented -- The Department of
Homeland Security is moving towards implementing a provision of the
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
otherwise known as the thought crimes bill.
turnout for free medical & dental clinic in Virginia -- This year,
more than 1,800 volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and assistants
descended on the small town near the Kentucky border, setting up
enormous field-hospital-style tents in which they saw roughly 2,500
patients over the course of two and a half days in late July. The Wise
operation is coordinated locally by a team of nurses with the Health
Wagon, a tiny health-care outreach program.
Everyday slave wages at Wal-Mart -- Wal-Mart's treatment of its
employees is so egregious that many countries, including China, would
not let Wal-Mart do business within their borders unless company
permitted its in-country labor force to be unionized. Wally World cost
taxpayers 1.5B$!!!! (Audio Only)!
Teen Screen Lawsuit Advances: Federal Court Affirms Family's Right to
Sue School for Subjecting Teen to Mental Health Test Without Parental
Consent -- A federal court has given the green light to a civil
rights lawsuit filed by Rutherford Institute attorneys in defense of a
15-year-old Indiana student who was subjected by school officials to a
controversial mental health examination without the knowledge or consent
of her parents. In ruling that the lawsuit filed on behalf of Chelsea
Rhoades and her parents, Teresa and Michael, may proceed to trial, the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana upheld the
claims that the local school district deprived the Rhoades family of
their federal constitutional rights to family integrity and privacy when
it subjected Chelsea to the “TeenScreen” examination.
Information on Antidepressant Suicides & Violence
Shock therapy makes a quiet comeback -- Most people might be quicker
to associate electroshock therapy with torture rather than healing. But
since the 1980s, the practice has been quietly making a comeback. The
number of patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy, as it's
formally called, has tripled to 100,000 a year, according to the
National Mental Health Association.
Biodefense Labs, Bad for Our Health -- Research into largely
theoretical bio threats has sucked up money from tackling real killers,
like tuberculosis. In fact, the biggest threat may be from the
proliferation of biodefense labs, packed with largely untrained staffs;
an accident or a malicious insider was more likely to cause serious
damage than nearly any bioterrorist.
Canada bus attacker who decapitated victim begs: Please kill me --
man who beheaded and cannibalised another passenger on a Greyhound bus
travelling across Canada has told a judge hearing his case: "Please kill
Warning Issued to Meat Producer One Year Too Late -- The recent
batch of warning letters issued by the FDA once again causes me to worry
about eating anything. One in particular –- FDA warning letter dated
July, 2 2008 to Chief Operating Officer at Full Circle Dairy in Lee, FL
proves the FDA is so 'after the fact' it is a wonder we all aren't sick.
A Must Read Article...
Apparel sales fall in July say MasterCard -- U.S. sales of clothes
and shoes fell in July as cash-strapped consumers cut back spending
further to pay for nondiscretionary purchases such as food and gasoline,
MasterCard Advisors said in a report on Wednesday.
US Air Force think tank warns against attack on Iranian nuclear
facilities -- Amid rising speculation about the possibility of an
Israeli or US bombing attack on Iranian nuclear facilities earlier this
month, a major study produced for the US Air Force by a top defense
think tank concluded that US military action against Iran was "likely to
have negative effects for the United States."
Farming Is Latest Casualty In Drought-Stricken Iraq -- Across Iraq,
farmers are struggling with the worst drought the country has faced in
years. Some say it's the worst they've seen in their lifetime — and not
just because of the lack of rain.
Vision 2015: Consolidation of U.S. Intelligence Into Global Intel
Network -- By 2015, a globally networked Intelligence Enterprise
will be essential to meet the demands for greater forethought and
improved strategic agility. Read More...
Shasta county board to talk about chemtrails -- The Shasta County
Board of Supervisors, acting as the Air Pollution Control Board, will
hear at its 1:30 p.m. meeting a presentation by Dane Wigington and
others about "heavy metal contamination" -- referred to by some as the "chemtrails"
Vitamin D Intake Boosts Heart Attack, Stroke Risk by 60 Percent --
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and
other cardiovascular events, according to a study conducted by
researchers at the Harvard Medical School and published in the American
Heart Association's journal Circulation.
South Carolina may consider tolls, privatization for road funding --
The leading transportation official in South Carolina says the state no
longer can depend on its traditional funding source to pay for road work
because of rising prices at the fuel pump.
Plan for I-80: No tolls for short runs -- If Washington allows I-80
to be turned into a toll road, most short-distance drivers on the
heavily traveled interstate wouldn't pay any fees at all under a plan
presented yesterday by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Stupid News: Goats penetrate heavily guarded fence at Verrazano Bridge
-- Goats grazing on National Park Service land at Staten Island's Fort
Wadsworth managed to do what terrorists wished they could: They sneaked
under a fence onto a restricted area near the base of the Verrazano
Bridge - without triggering alarms, sources said.
The Life of Py -- Common, EPA-OK'd insecticides causing health
9/11, JFK & War -- Recurring patterns in America's deep events.
(Warning: This is a .pdf file)
on Ted Turner's ranch prompts road closure -- A nine-mile stretch of
Spanish Creek Road has been closed at the request of the Montana
Department of Livestock after an outbreak of naturally-occurring anthrax
that has killed approximately 80 domestic bison on Ted Turner’s Flying D
used aggressive tactics in anthrax probe, friends of suspect report
-- Before killing himself last week, Army scientist Bruce Ivins told
friends that government agents had stalked him and his family for
months, offered his son $2.5 million to rat him out and tried to turn
his hospitalized daughter against him with photographs of dead anthrax
Prions Are Not Degraded By Conventional Sewage Treatment Processes
-- Wastewater treatment plants do not reduce harmful proteins called
prions that cause incurable brain infections, such as Mad Cow disease,
Three Million in Gold Bullion Seized at Gold Dealers House --
Authorities have seized $60,000 cash, some of it sealed in shrink wrap,
and $3 million in gold bullion at the Moorpark, CA ranch house of James
Fayed, whose wife, Pamela, was murdered last week. Twenty-five assault
rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized from the
house, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Mark R. Aveis
Book Claims White House Forged War Intel -- Ron Suskind's "The Way
Of The World" Alleges U.S. Faked Letter That Linked Iraq With 9/11.
from CINDY SHEEHAN -- Cindy Sheehan must collect another 2,116 valid
signatures before 5 pm Friday in order to qualify for the ballot.
2008 Olympics in Beijing: Perfect pandemic storm?
-- Could a global influenza pandemic will be unleashed on the world at
the 2008 Olympics in Beijing?
Bush guarded by 7 000 officers -- South Korea readied more than
20,000 police and troops on Tuesday for a visit by President George
Bush, with fervent opponents of US beef imports set to face off against
supporters of the American alliance. Police said about 7,000 officers
would guard Bush while 17,000 more were deployed in downtown Seoul to
control expected demonstrations.
A grim forecast for heating costs -- Report warns that average 2009
oil bill for Mass. household could top $3,000!! The increase will have
an especially dramatic impact on the nearly 1 million households that
are heated with oil, which now sells for about $4.70 a gallon, up from
$2.59 a year ago.
Strong quake hits China's Sichuan ahead of Games -- A strong
earthquake rocked the western Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Gansu on
Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 23 near the site of May's
devastating quake that killed at least 70,000 people.
Three Questions For ABC News About Its Anthrax Reporting -- "It is
vital that ABC News tells the American public how it came by its anthrax
stories to see just who it was who manipulated the network and for what
Lost world frozen 14m years ago found in Antarctica -- A lost world
has been found in Antarctica, preserved just the way it was when it was
frozen in time some 14 million years ago.
Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An
i-Patriot Act -- Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from
Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm
Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be
an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of
the law pertaining to the internet.
U.S. federal officials announce "Deport Yourself" program -- WHAT?
Yes...U.S. Federal officials announced on Sunday a "Deport Yourself"
program where people already convicted of being in this nation illegally
can avoid arrest by signing up to leave.
Denver Police Brace for Convention -- Federal and local authorities
are girding for huge protests, mammoth traffic tie-ups and civil
disturbances at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this month,
fearing that the convention will become a magnet for militant protest
Gary, Indiana - City asks employees to take pay cuts -- Mayor Rudy
Clay is asking all unionized city workers to take a 20 percent pay cut.
Gary has a big hole in its budget - so big that the mayor is asking the
city's unionized workers to give up a day of work and a day's pay every
week until the end of the calendar year.
Dies After HPV Jab - CDC Blames Birth Control Pills -- Some people
may remember the article about young Brittany who became paralyzed
shortly after receiving the HPV vaccine. However, Brittany is not the
only young girl to experience such a problem. A fourteen-year-old girl
named Jessica had a similar experience after receiving the vaccine, as
reported by a news story in The Nevada Appeal by Jo Rafferty.
Pushes Statin Drugs for All Diabetics, Regardless of Heart Condition
-- Writing in the influential British medical journal Lancet,
researchers from Oxford University have recommended that all diabetics
receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, even if they do not have any
symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Probiotics Can Help in the Treatment of Hay Fever -- With the peak
grass pollen season approaching, scientists have revealed that a daily
dose of probiotics can change the immune status of people with hay
fever. In the first human study of its kind, scientists at the Institute
of Food Research found that probiotic bacteria in a daily drink can
modify the immune system's response to grass pollen, a common cause of
seasonal hay fever.
‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes -- New microchipped
passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned
and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer
software recommended for use at international airports.
Nano-coated bullets could help solve gun crimes -- U.K. researchers
are developing a coating for bullet casings that sticks to the hands (or
gloves) of anyone handling it and is very difficult to remove. The idea
is to give each bullet a "fingerprint" that can be traced to a given
for public opinion over Pennsylvania Pike's future - billboards,
radio ads, web video -- They are huge billboards on private property
just off the Turnpike's right of way, impossible to miss driving in on
the Turnpike from east or west to the state Capitol - one east, one west
and a third smaller one just off I-83 on the spur route into central
Poll shows Pennsylvanians disapprove of I-80 tolls, Turnpike lease
-- A majority of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of Interstate 80
becoming a toll road as well as the possibility of the Pennsylvania
Turnpike being leased to private investors, researchers from Quinnipiac
University said Tuesday, Aug. 5.
City tries to foreclose on disabled man's home over unpaid parking fine
-- Mayor Tom Barrett promised Monday to try to help a disabled man after
the city foreclosed on his house to collect fines that resulted from a
$50 parking citation, but the mayor stopped short of saying the city
would drop its pursuit of the $245,000 house.
Ventura County hot spot puzzles experts -- A two-acre patch of land
north of Fillmore has heated up to 800 degrees, and firefighters and
geologists are unsure why.
Raise Retirement Age Now, Actuaries Say -- Actuaries are urging
policy makers to raise the retirement age as the first step to shoring
up Social Security and keeping younger workers from bearing the brunt of
painful tax increases. The normal retirement age for Social Security was
last raised in 1983, from 65 to 67 over a phased-in period. All workers
born in 1960 and after have to wait until age 67 to receive full
Microtrends: Respirocytes (tiny robots that work in your body) --
Prepare yourselves. Soon you’ll be able to hold your breath and swim
underwater for hours. You’ll be able to run full-pelt over huge
distances. You will be superhuman. “But how?” you cry. Thanks to tiny
robots working inside your body, of course.
Russian jets can repel attack on Venezuela -- Venezuela's Chavez
says he's beefing up military with Russian jets to resist US attack.
ND towns unfazed by ICBM rocket booster in ditch -- There's plenty
to talk about at the weekly women's coffee klatch in the small town of
Parshall, and no one bothered to mention the unarmed booster rocket for
an intercontinental ballistic missile lying in a ditch where an Air
Force truck overturned.
Kept Security Clearance as FBI Closed In -- As an FBI investigation
increasingly focused on him as a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks,
Fort Detrick scientist Bruce E. Ivins enjoyed a security clearance that
allowed him to work in the facility's most dangerous laboratories, to
handle deadly biological agents, and to take part in broad discussions
about the Pentagon's defenses against germ warfare.
Anthrax Mystery: Questions Raised over Whether Government Is Framing
Dead Army Scientist for 2001 Attacks -- Bruce Ivins was an elite
government scientist at the biodefense research lab in Fort Detrick,
Maryland. He was among the nation’s top experts on the military use of
anthrax. But many of his colleagues have expressed deep skepticism over
the FBI’s claims.
UK: Schools to warn parents their children are overweight in bid to cut
obesity rate -- Parents are to be told if their children are
overweight when measured at school in an attempt to enlist their support
to stem the obesity crisis, the Government announced yesterday.
California bill could result in more toll roads -- A bill in the
California Senate is intended to make it easier to open toll roads in
the state. Two more bills of note also address tolling.
1,200 Marines get tour extension in Afghanistan -- Approximately
1,200 Marines serving in southwestern Afghanistan will have their tours
of duty extended by 30 days, Pentagon and Marine officials said. U.S.
military commanders say that until more troops are freed up from Iraq,
such minor extensions are the only steps they can take to bolster their
combat capability in Afghanistan.
The Terrible Truth About Plastic You Never Knew -- As plastic ages
or is exposed to heat or stress, it can release trace amounts of some of
its ingredients. Of particular concern are bisphenol-a (BPA), used to
strengthen some plastics, and phthalates, used to soften others. These
chemicals are used in hundreds of household items!
Insurers snoop in records of your pill use -- Health and life
insurance companies have access to a powerful new tool for evaluating
whether to cover individual consumers: a health "credit report" drawn
from databases containing prescription drug records on more than 200
The TSA Follies -- “Your safety is our priority,” the Transportation
Security Administration web site tells us. So how does the TSA explain
these four ways it’s keeping air travelers unsafe?
Roads, airports on the block as budgets tighten -- Cash-strapped
U.S. state and city governments are likely to sell or lease more
highways, bridges, airports and other assets to investors desperate for
stable returns after being frazzled by the credit crisis.
Valero says Houston refinery at reduced output -- Valero Energy Corp
said production at its 130,000 barrel per day Houston refinery was
temporarily reduced after an incident that heavily damaged a sulfur
loading tank on Monday morning.
Cops search Vegas couple for having Ron Paul & Infowars bumper stickers
-- In the new America an endorsement of Congressman Ron Paul now gives
the police probable cause to pull you over, ask you for identification
and search your vehicle.
38% of Americans Have Trouble Paying For Food -- New numbers from
Pew via MSNBC this morning report that a staggering 38% of Americans
have trouble paying for food.
censorship of Olympics in China mirrors FDA censorship of health product
claims in America -- Like China's government at the Olympics, the
FDA has outlawed free speech by nutritional supplement companies,
threatening them with fines, business interruptions and even jail time
for their founders if they don't remove all text from their websites and
product packaging that seeks to inform consumers about the genuine
health benefits provided by their products.
Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl
Chemical -- The only known consumer to have developed the health
condition known as "popcorn lung" is suing the stores that sold him his
microwave popcorn, saying that they failed to warn him that he could
become ill from using the product as intended.
Did you know? -- More than 1 percent of US adults are in jail or
Study: 1 in 4 soldiers at war have hearing loss -- Hearing loss is
one of the most common ailments that affects troops sent back to combat,
according to the Pentagon and government researchers. One in four
soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan have damaged hearing, the Army
seizes local Md. library computers -- The FBI removed computer
records from the C. Burr Artz Library this week, a library official
confirmed Saturday. C. Burr Artz Library has several dozen public
computers. The agents seemed to know which ones they needed access to.
Banks use scare tactics in identity theft cover -- Banks have been
accused of profiting from fears about identity theft to push their
protection policies on hard-pressed customers.
DHS Claims Authority To Steal Private Property -- The Department of
Homeland Security more popularly known as the Department of Homeland
Enslavement has now come out and stated that they have the authority to
confiscate people’s personal property including laptops, electronic
devices and even paperwork at the border without any probable cause.
Secret "War on Terror" Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed -- This news
will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently
denied claims that it operated a secret "War on Terror" prison on Diego
Garcia, and will be a source of even more consternation to the British
government, which is more closely bound than its law-shredding
Transatlantic neighbor to international laws and treaties preventing any
kind of involvement whatsoever in kidnapping, "extraordinary rendition"
and the practice of torture.
The ominous sound of jingle mail: The death of the American suburbs
-- For some US homeowners, the simplest way out of worsening disaster is
to put the keys through the mailbox and walk away. Rupert Cornwell
Indiana National Guard Warns Soldiers of Possible Chemical Exposure
-- A group of Indiana soldiers returned safely from Iraq, but may still
be in a life-threatening situation. A letter of caution has been sent to
roughly 600 members of the Indiana National Guard. Senate hearings in
June revealed sodium dichromate was used at a water treatment plant near
Basra, Iraq between May and September in 2003.
Italian mayor bans gatherings of three or more people as soldiers hit
streets -- The anti-gathering laws were enacted as thousands of
soldiers were due to take to the streets of Italian cities for the first
time on Monday under a controversial move by Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi to fight crime.
Tornado kills three in northern France -- Three people were killed
overnight when a small tornado charged through towns in northern France,
destroying houses and spewing debris over the area, the local government
Indiana Guard warning 600 who may have been exposed at Iraqi plant
-- The Indiana National Guard is notifying nearly 600 soldiers who
served in Iraq that they may have drunk water tainted with a carcinogen
at an Iraqi treatment plant.
bank closed by FDIC -- Federal regulators closed Florida's First
Priority Bank on Friday, marking the eighth bank failure of the year.
scientist Bruce Ivins stood to benefit from a panic -- The suspect
in deadly mailings, who killed himself this week as the FBI closed in,
could have collected patent royalties on an anthrax vaccine.
Shocking True Story - Secret Shots - Vaccinations on our Troops --
This is a News 5 item about a shocking story of how the US government is
harming its own soldiers.
July 7 trial jury fails to reach verdict -- The jury in the case of
three men accused of helping the July 7 London bombers was today
dismissed after failing to reach a verdict in three weeks of
deliberations. Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil,
32, were the first people to be tried in connection with the 2005
attacks on London's transport network that killed 52 people.
Plane To Salt Lake City Evacuated After '9/11' Stickers Found -- A
Delta Air Lines flight from Massachusetts to Salt Lake City was
evacuated on Wednesday after a flight attendant found stickers referring
to 9/11 as an "inside job."
DEA Contracting Blackwater? -- On Friday, August 1, The Agitator
blog posted the following: “Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project
sends the photo below. It’s from a series of L.A. Times photos from a
federal raid on a medical marijuana clinic in California. I wouldn’t
draw too many conclusions from it. But it is a little disconcerting.”
The photos is of a man dressed as a Blackwater mercenary partakes in a
DEA raid on a Culver City medical arijuana dispensary.
Toll roads feeling the fuel-price pinch -- Traffic is decreasing on
some toll roads around the nation and officials say it’s because of high
10 Things to Remember When Confronted By The Police -- If you have a
confrontation with the police - know your rights and know what you
should or should not do to give them up. Just follow these 10 rules
listed on this article.
Wine’s Resveratrol May Help Battle Obesity -- Resveratrol, a
compound present in grapes and red wine, reduces the number of fat cells
and may one day be used to treat or prevent obesity, according to a new
Vaccine Blamed for Teen's Paralysis -- A month after 13 year old
Jenny Tetlock was vaccinated against the HPV virus, she missed the
lowest hurdle in gym class. It was the first sign of a degenerative
muscle disease that 15 months later left her nearly completely
paralyzed. Her father has embarked on an odyssey to find out whether the
vaccine, Gardasil, is to blame.
Must-Hear Interview with former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern and the
Upcoming War with Iran -- Please take a listen to the following
interview with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern when you have the time to
(listen to what he mentioned about how McConnell's deputy and the
nuclear expert for the CIA both made presentations about Iran to the
AIPAC spin-off think tank - WINEP).
Calif. DMV workers could face layoffs -- Agency’s part-time,
contract workers could lose positions amid fiscal crisis.
law lets police seize guns before a crime is committed -- Using a
unique state law, police in Connecticut have disarmed dozens of gun
owners based on suspicions that they might harm themselves or others.
was told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials
-- In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, White House
officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was
a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda, but investigators ruled that out, the
Daily News has learned.
Looms as Corporations Seize Control of Commodities -- The global
food crisis won't go away any time soon. Capitalism has the average
consumer by the belly. Amid growing signs of famine and outrage, the
entire chain of commodities and resources of the world are now being
cornered by giant corporations. Farmland, water, fertilizer, seed,
energy, and most of the basic necessities of life are falling under
corporate control, providing increased wealth and power to the ruling
elite while the rest of humanity struggles.
Fresh scents by another name could be toxin -- The scented fabric
sheet makes your shirts and socks smell flowery fresh and clean. That
plug-in air freshener fills your home with inviting fragrances of a
country garden. But those common household items are potentially
exposing you to dangerous chemicals, a University of Washington study
McCain: U.S. Neighborhoods Need Iraq-style “Surge” -- Coming soon to
your neighborhood if McCain has his way — soldiers under orders to
"clamp down" and "make sure that the known criminals are kept under
control" in “high crime neighborhoods” in the United States.
House passes several homeland security bills -- The House passed
eight bills last week that address the Homeland Security Department’s
management and use of information and technology. Read More...
'Major discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution --
Scientists mimic essence of plants' energy storage system.
Consumers are raising cane over corn sweetener -- Consumers -- at
the grocery store and restaurants -- are increasingly demanding sodas
and other products sweetened with sugar, not corn syrup.
DHS keeps mum on cyber security contract work -- The Homeland
Security Department has released additional details about its role in
the Bush administration’s Comprehensive National Cyber security
Initiative (CNCI) to Congress, but it is being less forthcoming in
Delta Makes Woman With Muscular Dystrophy Crawl Off Plane -- The
story of one woman's flight!
YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 07/30/2008 Part 1 -- Vital
issues facing America!
YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 07/30/2008 Part 2
scientist commits suicide -- A top U.S. biodefense researcher
apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to
file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that
traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks, according to a published report.
Travelers’ laptops may be detained at border -- Border security
policies recently disclosed by the Department of Homeland Security state
that officers may "detain" laptops and other electronic devices "for a
reasonable period of time" to "review and analyze information." This may
take place "absent individualized suspicion."
The International Olympic Committee Allows China To Limit Reporters'
Access to Internet -- The International Olympic Committee and the
Chinese government acknowledged Wednesday that reporters covering the
Olympics will be blocked from accessing Internet sites that Chinese
authorities consider politically sensitive.
George Bush: War Criminal -- It's not a wild theory any more! Can
Bush pardon himself?
flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change -- Yep...you
read it right. A RICH Arab sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round
trip to Britain for a service. The £190,000 supercar was put on a
scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow – then flown BACK after the oil
Ventura to speak at Ron Paul rally -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse
Ventura is slated to speak at an alternative rally for Republican Rep.
Ron Paul during the GOP convention.
creates its own "CIA"! - Military for hire!!! -- "They're marketing
their services to not only foreign governments, but to Fortune 500
corporations," Jeremy Scahill recently told an interviewer.
Pentagon Attempted To Cover-Up KBR’s Negligence In Electrocution Of U.S.
Soldier -- On January 2, 2008, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Maseth was
electrocuted while taking a shower at the Legion Security Forces
Building in Baghdad. Press reports have indicated that contractor KBR
ignored repeated warnings about the unsafe wiring. WAXMAN Says: This
seems to be credible evidence that KBR was aware of this hazard last
Massive landslide may be due to earth shifting - Western Canada
highway buried by boulders -- A small tour bus narrowly missed being
crushed in a massive landslide in Western Canada that buried a highway
that is scheduled to play a key role in the 2010 Winter Olympics in
Spain cuts speed limit and turns out lights -- The Socialist
government plans to cut motorway speed limits to 50mph and town speeds
to 25mph. New austerity rules will be imposed on the air conditioning
and heating of all public buildings. Street-lighting will be cut by
half. Read More...
Traffic offense? Drop your drawers! -- Police officers may have
illegally forced more than 1,000 people to strip and undergo body cavity
searches before they were found guilty of any crime, according to a
Documents show Georgia's Secretary of State knew of Diebold patch --
On Dec. 3, 2002, Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s office faxed
documents to the then-president of Diebold Election Systems Bob
Urosevich listing a series of issues that occurred shortly before the
November 2002 election.
VIDEO: Ventura: America Is On The Brink Of Fascism
al-Qaeda Bomb Maker for a Second Time -- So disconnected from
reality is the average Faux News watcher, the government can kill
al-Qaeda terrorists over and over and he does not notice.
The New Knitting: This Is Not Your Grandma's Arts & Crafts -- To
casual observers it may look like adults making toys and keeping them,
but embroidery hoops and homemade clothes are officially cool.
Eustace Mullins Tells It Like It Is -- Eustace Mullins talks about
the New World Order.