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McCain picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44 as running mate -- Alaska governor to be first female Republican VP nominee!

VIDEO: 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at the wing received administrative actions for their roles in the incident involving classified components containing superceded missile launch codes for Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.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 Place.

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 absolutely critical.”

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.

The 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 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 the state.

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 workers.

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 neighbor Georgia.

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 Doomsday Vault.

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.

Broken 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: FDA 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!

ABC 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.

Dress 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.

Curcumin active in pancreatic cancer patients -- An eight-week clinical trial has found consumption of curcumin can benefit advanced pancreatic cancer sufferers.

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 vegetables.

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.

More 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 invasion.

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.

Pa. 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 virus.

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.

US 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 intelligence agencies.

How 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.

And the 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 Agency.

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 prisoners.

Police trap peaceful protesters in Denver -- Calm political protest turns chaotic as Denver police use pepper spray and batons on trapped crowd.

Will 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.

"Faux" news 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 coal.

Just 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!

Canning: 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.

What 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?

Will 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.

Ruling 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 geopolitical aims.

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 day: 24.

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.

Use of 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.

Black 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 disposal.

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 from Monsanto.

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 to Iraq.

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 death.

Vaccine 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.

Veterans 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.

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!

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 More...

A 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 from torture.

Columbian 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.

Sleep 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 Australia.

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 storms.

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 threats.

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.

Joe 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.

JOSEPH 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.
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Obama 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.
Obama Crimes

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.

7 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...

DANGER - 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 Obesity.

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.

Oz 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.

Obama 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 McCain.

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!

A 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 Russian mafia.

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

FDA 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" with "pasteurized."

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 spying.

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 opposite.

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.

Rare 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 security.

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 cross-border crisis.

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 Francisco Peaks.

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! 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.

BREAKING 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.

NIST 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 fire safety.
Related Article: 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 cross-border crisis.

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 Bailout fears.

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...

FDA 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.

Will 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 Mukasey.

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 accelerator.

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.

Video 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 September."

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.

Pediatric 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.

Barack 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)

Mobile 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.

TEACHERS 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 defend.

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 and journalists.

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.

Maple 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.

VIDEO: The cause of bankruptcy -- More than half of bankruptcies in America are the result of medical bills. A full 75% of those had health insurance!

Bacteria (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 report).

Russia 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.

'Russia 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 Tuesday.

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 good.

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!

Heal 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 degrees.

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.

Large 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 Sept. 23.

California 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 hospitals.

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.

YouTube: Fox 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 that.

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.

U.S. 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 democracy.

Chemical 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 as big.

U.S. 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.

Energy 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 prevent obesity.

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 use.

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 grandparents' farm.

The 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 subpoena authority.

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 reported.

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 said.

UK NEWS: (Thanks to Mike Tawse)
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.

Third surgery 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 site.

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...

Human 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 emissions.

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 Wednesday.

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 at risk.

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.

Invader 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.

US CITY FLAGS -- Check out the number of light blue flags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

“Martial Law” 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 Stockpile.

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.

2008's 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.

28 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 this autumn.

Codex 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 benefits.

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 and Abkhazia.

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 Iranian ports.

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 -- 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 Economic Analysis.

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 disclose.

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.

The 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

'2 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."

Mayor 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.

Anti-War Website Operator Threatened By Armed Thugs -- Tom Feeley, owner and editor of Information Clearing, 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.

Some Chinese Hair Bands made with Condoms -- Be careful when you're buying your hair bands!!

Homeland 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?

DVD 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 its success.

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.

Is Your Organic Food Really Organic? -- Imported foods found with unacceptable pesticide levels have drawn attention to the USDA's shoddy certification process.

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 growers alike.

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.

The 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 battle.

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.

IAEA 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 reported Tuesday.

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.

Massive 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.

VIDEO: 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.
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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 me."

FDA 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" conspiracy.

Low 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 problems.

9/11, JFK & War -- Recurring patterns in America's deep events. (Warning: This is a .pdf file)

Anthrax 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 Ranch.

FBI 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 victims.

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, scientists report.

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.

S.O.S. 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 purpose."

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.

Law Professor: 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 groups.

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.

Girl 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.

Lancet 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 crime.

Battle 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 Harrisburg.

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 benefits.

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.

Chavez: 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.

Researcher 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 million Americans.

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.

Media 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 prison.

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 said.

FBI 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 reports.

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 said.

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.

Florida bank closed by FDIC -- Federal regulators closed Florida's First Priority Bank on Friday, marking the eighth bank failure of the year.

Anthrax 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.

YouTube: 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."

Is the 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 fuel prices.

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.

Red 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 study.

HPV 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).

22,000 Calif. DMV workers could face layoffs -- Agency’s part-time, contract workers could lose positions amid fiscal crisis.

Unique 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.

FBI 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.

Crisis 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 has found.

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 public releases.

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

Anthrax 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.

VIDEO: George Bush: War Criminal -- It's not a wild theory any more! Can Bush pardon himself?

Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change -- 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 check.

Jesse 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.

Blackwater 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 July.

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 Vancouver.

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 federal lawsuit.

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

CIA Kills 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.



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