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Today in History Monday December 28, 2009
Airlines: New rules keep passengers in seats -- Some airlines were
telling passengers on Saturday that new government security regulations
prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing.
The regulations are a response to a suspected terrorism incident on
Top official admits security system failed -- Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security
system failed when a young man on a watch list with a U.S. visa in his
pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board
a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
Anglers Must Register With Feds Before Fishing -- State officials
say all Maryland recreational anglers must register with the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before fishing in 2010. Anglers
must provide their name, birth date, address, telephone number and the
regions they plan to fish. Registration information is available online
6 stealth health foods you should be eating -- Power up your diet
with these overlooked, heart-healthy, cancer-fighters.
Today in History Wednesday December 23, 2009
1783 - George Washington returned home to Mount Vernon, after the
disbanding of his army following the Revolutionary War.
1788 - Maryland voted to cede a 100-square-mile area for the seat of the
national government. About two-thirds of the area became the District of
1823 - The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" 'Twas
the night before Christmas...") was published.
1834 - English architect Joseph Hansom patented his 'safety cab', better
known as the Hansom cab.
1852 - The Theatre of Celestial John opened on Telegraph Hill in San
Francisco, CA. It was the first Chinese theatre in the U.S.
1880 - Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Electric Light Company of
1888 - Following a quarrel with Paul Gauguin, Dutch painter Vincent Van
Gogh cut off part of his own earlobe.
1913 - The Federal Reserve Bill was signed into law by U.S. President
Woodrow Wilson. The act established 12 Federal Reserve Banks.
1919 - The first ship designed to be used as an ambulance for the
transport patients was launched. The hospital ship was named USS Relief
and had 515 beds.
1941 - During World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered
to the Japanese.
1942 - Bob Hope agreed to entertain U.S. airmen in Alaska. It was the
first of the traditional Christmas shows.
1947 - John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley invented
1986 - The experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and
Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight
without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in
1997 - Terry Nichols was convicted by a Denver jury on charges of
conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 federal building
bombing in Oklahoma City. The bomb killed 168 people.
A Nasty Scar on Obama's head -- This photo of Obama consists of a
picture of the right side of his head and shows what appears to be a
long scar going from just above the right ear to almost the top of the
Breaking News: Michael Badnarik reported hospitalized after heart attack
-- News was received that the President of the 2009 Continental Congress
and 2004 Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, Michael
Badnarik had a Heart Attack this morning and [is] in an unconscious
state. His condition is serious. Please keep him in your prayers!
Based Chemical in Pizza Huts Cheese is Polymethylsiloxane --
Pizza Hut cheese is not just cheese, its silicone! In this issue, writer
John Bunting details how Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a
silicone-based industrial chemical in the patented manufacturing of
Pizza Cheese. That chemical Polymethylsiloxane has no FDA approval for
use as a food ingredient. Polymethylsiloxane is sold by Dow-Corning as
Antifoam FG 10 .
Josh Groban singing "O Holy Night" -- Start your day off
Twelve Gifts of Christmas -- A classic funny song by Allen Sherman.
Prescription narcotics cause more deaths that heroin & cocaine -- On
the heels of the sudden death of celebrity actress Brittany Murphy,
people are once again raising the question of just how dangerous
prescription drugs might really be.
Could this forbidden medicine (homeopathy) eliminate the need for drugs
-- "Perhaps the most derided of alternative medicines is my own favorite
– homeopathy. Over the past few years, detractors have focused their
efforts in the United Kingdom and have succeeded in crippling
homeopathic hospitals and clinics funded by the National Health Service,
as well as the practices of many homeopaths."
Misdiagnosis of HIV ruins couple's marriage -- A city hospital
nearly destroyed a New Jersey woman's life and wrecked her marriage
after misdiagnosing her with terminal HIV, hepatitis and herpes,
according to a bombshell lawsuit.
"Hell on Earth" released Somalian speaks of Guantanamo -- AFP
secured an interview on Monday with Mohamed Saleban Bare (known to the
Pentagon as Mohammed Sulaymon Barre), the Somali refugee, released from
Guantánamo at the weekend with eleven other men (including another
Somali, Ismail Mahmoud Muhammad), who ran a money transfer operation for
the Somali diaspora in Karachi, Pakistan, until he was seized in a house
raid on November 1, 2001. He declared, "Guantánamo Bay is like hell on
Ron Paul goes from ridicule to respect -- Ron Paul has refused to go
out to the political pasture to live in comfortable irrelevance. As odd
as it may seem, he has become one of the most influential Republicans in
a capital city dominated by liberal Democrats.
of Veteran's Affairs reports 73,000 Gulf War deaths -- More Gulf War
Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans.
Credit Card Debt up to 15 Percent of Annual Household Income --
Average Credit Card Debt in 1980 was $670 and Today it is up to $7,800.
The Slimy World of Credit Card Lending.
Over the Arctic, auroras collide -- Two curtains of light known as
the aurora borealis have been caught in a collision by NASA cameras
deployed around the Arctic, creating a spectacular explosion of light.
Unemployment funds going absolutely broke -- The recession's jobless
toll is draining unemployment-compensation funds so fast that according
to federal projections, 40 state programs will go broke within two years
and need $90 billion in loans to keep issuing the benefit checks.
Banks with political ties got bailouts, study shows -- U.S. banks
that spent more money on lobbying were more likely to get government
bailout money, according to a study released on Monday.
At Dragon Boat Race in Chicago, RFID captures festival goers -- This
year's Chinese Dragon Boat Race, held on July 25, marked the first time
the organizers employed radio frequency identification to track the
movement of people throughout the 12-acre city park, in order to measure
where individuals of various demographics spent their time.
Paxar showcases RFID Smart Mirror for retailers -- Equipped with an
RFID reader behind it and out of sight, the mirror displays rich,
user-centric information when a tagged piece of apparel is brought
within range. That information might include brand messaging from the
apparel maker, a description of the item, size and color availability of
the item within the store, and even suggestions on what other apparel
items would complement the current item.
Do Agribusiness giants fear organic agriculture? -- Michael Mack,
the chief executive of Syngenta, said organic farming takes up 30
percent more land than non-organic farming for the same yield. Syngenta
is a Swiss agribusiness company that makes pesticides and seeds. “If the
whole planet were to suddenly switch to organic farming tomorrow, it
would be an ecological disaster.”
More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops -- A
report has found that farmers are using more herbicides on genetically
engineered soybeans, corn, and cotton because of resistant weeds.
Military Science: Hack stormy skies to lord over lightning (are they
nuts?) -- Darpa’s got a new target for geo-hacking science, and if
they can make it work, we might see modern firearms making way for
weapons of the mythological variety. The out-there research agency is
soliciting proposals that would harness control over the natural
mechanism of lightning initiation by coming up with a way to launch
manmade lightning bolts, and prevent or redirect natural lightning
strikes — and their accompanying destruction.
What is the US Constitution -- The time has come in America when to
restore constitutional law and freedom in the STATES, the people of the
states must begin looking internally to their own powers, sovereignty,
self-defense, self-preservation, self-reliance and constitutions.
US Supreme Court rules on police entry -- U.S. Supreme Court Police
did not violate a man's Fourth Amendment rights by entering his house
under the emergency aid exception, even after he told them to get a
search warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Dec. 7. Read More...
Nathan Myhrvold's anti-global warming scheme -- Nathan Myhrvold also
thinks that he has found a cheap and reliable way to solve global
warming, which does not involve upending and perhaps destroying the
world's economy. The global warming solution proposed by Nathan Myhvold
involves Nathan Myhrvold's Anti Global Warming Scheme running a hose up
to the stratosphere with balloons and using that hose to pump out enough
sulfur particles to dim the sun's heat just enough to counteract the
effects of global warming.
Report: ICE using unlisted detention centers for immigrant prisoners
-- (& who else?) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is holding
an untold number of people in secretively maintained detention
facilities all over the United States, according to a report set to be
published next year in The Nation. Many of the sites are unmarked and
unlisted, going unnoticed in office parks and commercial zones.
President Obama's secret: Only 100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan -- With
100,000 troops in Afghanistan at an estimated yearly cost of $30
billion, it means that for every one al Qaeda fighter, the U.S. will
commit 1,000 troops and $300 million a year.
Iran sanctions are precursor to war by Ron Paul -- Last week the
House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions
on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no
longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to
Iran or helped them develop their ability to refine their own petroleum.
The sad thing is that many of my colleagues voted for this measure
because they felt it would deflect a military engagement with Iran. I
would put the question to them, how would Congress react if another
government threatened our critical trading partners in this way? Would
we not view it as asking for war?
Connecticut: Unemployment calls overwhelm server -- Unemployment
claims have been flooding into the state Department of Labor, dragging
the filing system to a crawl. “Due to the high volume of claim filing,
you may experience some difficulty filing your claim via the Web or by
telephone. We apologize for any inconvenience,” the Web site says.
Officer fired over assault on store employee who asked for proof of age
-- A Ridley Township (Delaware County), Pa. police officer is out of a
job -- and facing criminal charges -- after an alleged assault on a
convenience store employee last week. Police officer Brian Decker, 33,
was off duty when, according to court papers, he hit a Wawa manager who
asked for proof of age when he bought some chewing tobacco.
Humor: Politically correct holiday greeting
Farming town demands answers on birth defects -- Owners of the waste
facility in KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif have offered to fund a health study,
but they say there's no evidence linking the dump to the birth defects.
Deep in health care bill very specific beneficiaries -- Buried in
the deal-clinching health care package that Senate Democrats unveiled
over the weekend is an inconspicuous proposal expanding Medicare to
cover certain victims of “environmental health hazards.”
now for a short break from the serious news: A Spoof medical research
website -- The Bonkers Institute for Nearly Genuine
Research-Advancing in the direction of bona fide medical science since
Today in History Tuesday December 22, 2009
1775 - A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious
American colonies under the command of Ezek Hopkins.
1807 - The U.S. Congress passed the Embargo Act, designed to force peace
between Britain and France by cutting off all trade with Europe.
1864 - During the American Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent
a message to U.S. President Lincoln from Georgia. The message read, "I
beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."
1877 - The "American Bicycling Journal" went on sale for the first time.
1894 - The United States Golf Association was formed in New York City.
1895 - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his
1910 - U.S. Postal savings stamps were issued for the first time. They
were discontinued in 1914.
1939 - Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record
when she shot 299 out of a possible 300 points. She was 17 years old at
1961 - James Davis became the first U.S. soldier to die in Vietnam,
while U.S. involvement was still limited to the provision of military
1990 - Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected
1998 - A unit of RJR Nabisco pled guilty to attempting to smuggle
cigarettes into Canada.
2001 - Thirty Afghans, including two women, were sworn in as part of the
new interim government in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai was the head of the
* * "The
Wizard of Oz" - What it really means!
VIDEO: Sen. Whitehouse: Foes of health care bill are birthers,
right-wing militias, aryan groups -- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care
legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for
holding up the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of
being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support
groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester
Journal Inquirer, which used the insult "lunatic fringe.". (Scroll to
about 1:07 Minutes into the video)
Update on Crow Creek:
leader Brandon Sazue in Day 10 of protest on disputed land
Interviews from Crow Creek
Crow Creek: stolen lands, wind farms and taking a stand for the people
Petition: Crow Creek
Land is not for sale
Crow Creek gains support of California tribe -- The California
Valley Miwok Tribe sent a letter to Sazue voicing their support for him
and his tribe as its leaders prepare to barricade themselves for
the second time on the tribe's only real estate, one-and-a-half acres
housing the tribal office in Stockton, Calif., that is in a bank
foreclosure. "Please don't allow what is happening to us today to happen
to you. Stay strong and fight for your land, your people and your
future," the letter said.
Officials & experts warn of crash induced unrest -- Numerous
high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could
lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries.
Microwave cooking, microwave convenience food a risk to your health
-- Bottom line..."microwave oven radiation disrupts the electrical field
of the body, which in turn affects functioning on biological, chemical
and physiological levels. Being within just a three foot range of a
microwave oven will expose you to these dangers."
CIA working with Palestinian security agents -- Palestinian security
agents who have been detaining and allegedly torturing supporters of the
Islamist organization Hamas in the West Bank have been working closely
with the CIA, the Guardian has learned. Less than a year after Barack
Obama signed an executive order that prohibited torture and provided for
the lawful interrogation of detainees in US custody, evidence is
emerging the CIA is co-operating with security agents whose continuing
use of torture has been widely documented by human rights groups.
How to avoid fluoride -- 'For instance, if one considers a condensed
soup, the soup stock may likely have started with fluoridated water,
when this water is boiled off to condense the soup, the fluoride remains
in the unboiled off water and is only made more concentrated. If one
then adds fluoridated tap water to reconstitute the soup, one is getting
a double dose as it were of fluoride.'
Being frugal is back in fashion -- Hit hard by job losses, strapped
with debt or just plain weary of shopping for shopping's sake, millions
of Americans are changing their free -spending ways.
Montana history almanac: Sitting Bull shares his side of famous battle
-- Readers of the Butte Miner wake up to a Christmas Day report that
gives a glimpse of Sitting Bull’s version of the Battle of the Little
Bighorn 18 months earlier.
Chavez accuses US of sending spy plane into Venezuelan airspace --
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said Sunday a U.S. unmanned spy plane
violated Venezuela's airspace and he had ordered the military to shoot
down similar aircraft in the future.
VIDEO: RFID Verichip commercial -- RFID VERICHIP COMMERCIAL STILL
THINK IT'S NOT REAL?
Rumbling volcano could blow up soon; sees 2,000 earthquakes since Sunday
-- The Philippines' Mayon volcano turned up the heat with lava fountains
and loud rumbling sounds Monday, and officials said it was getting
closer to a major eruption that could come at any time.
Fears that Eurostar train chaos could last weeks as thousands face being
stranded over Christmas -- Eurostar tonight blamed 'fluffy' snow for
bringing its cross-Channel services to a halt and plunging 100,000
people into chaos.
Founders understood necessity of firearms ownership -- it is evident
that the Founding Fathers wanted to ensure that there was a prepared,
armed militia to defend our newly sovereign nation. Read More...
Wachovia bank ought to be ashamed of themselves -- A soldier's
story: wounded vet says Wachovia bank took away his customers. Remember:
The law requires employers to protect employees' careers while they are
on active military duty.
EPA, USDA push farmers to use coal waste on fields -- The federal
government is encouraging farmers to spread a chalky waste from
coal-fired power plants on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil
even as it considers regulating coal wastes for the first time. The
material is produced by power plant "scrubbers" that remove acid rain
causing sulfur dioxide from plant emissions. A synthetic form of the
mineral gypsum, it also contains mercury, arsenic, lead and other heavy
The next war? who is going to pay for all of these wars????? -- US
military aggression against Venezuela escalating.
World's sole military superpower's 2 million troop, $1 trillion wars
-- With a census of slightly over 300 million in a world of almost seven
billion people, the U.S. accounts for over 40 percent of officially
acknowledged worldwide government military spending with a population
that is only 4 percent of that of the earth's. A 10-1 disparity.
Obama's bioweapons program -- The Obama administration's recent
declaration on bioweapons would simply be another run-of-the-mill
example of our "change" president's duplicity were it not such an
Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times -- A
blogger has released audio of Sprint's Electronic Surveillance Manager
describing the carrier's cooperation with law enforcement. Among the
revelations are that Sprint has so far filled over 8 million requests
from LEOs for customer GPS data.
Yahoo is spying on you -- Yahoo.com is allegedly spying on its
customers and acting as a proxy for U.S. law enforcement and
Our toxic world: 9 year old diagnosed with dementia -- A 13-year-old
girl living in the United Kingdom has been suffering from early-onset
dementia since the age of nine, according to British news reports.
Another celebrity on prescription drugs dies -- Brittany Murphy had
been taking flu drugs.
Stunning statistics about war every American should know -- From
June 2009 to September 2009, there was a 40% increase in Defense
Department contractors in Afghanistan. During the same period, the
number of armed private security contractors working for the Defense
Department in Afghanistan doubled, increasing from approximately 5,000
to more than 10,000.
Video: Happy Christmas, War is Over: John Lennon -- Warning:
Graphic war footage.
The few, the proud , the forgotten -- Water contamination at Ft
Update on Greg Caton kidnapping from Ecuador by FDA -- Allegations
of kidnapping and illegal detention by the US Food and Drug
Administration are being made after its seizure of a prominent herbalist
Pennsylvania: Lawmakers line up against tolling Interstate 80 --
Federal and state lawmakers banded together last week in an attempt to
block the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from allowing the state
of Pennsylvania to turn Interstate 80 from a freeway into a 311-mile
Supreme Court gut due process protection -- American civil liberties
were gutted last week, and the media failed to report it. Anyone
who is arbitrarily declared a "suspected enemy combatant" by the
president or his designated minions is no longer a "person."
Today in History Monday December 21, 2009
1620 - The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England,
landed at Plymouth Rock, MA.
1849 - The first ice-skating club in America was formed in Philadelphia,
1898 - Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive
1909 - McKinley and Washington schools of Berkeley, CA, became the first
authorized, junior-high schools in the U.S.
1913 - The "New York World" Sunday edition included a crossword puzzle
as an added feature of the "Fun" supplement. It was the first crossword
puzzle to be published.
1914 - Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand and Mack Swain
appeared in the first six-reel, feature-length comedy. The film was
entitled "Tillie’s Punctured Romance".
1937 - Walt Disney debuted the first, full-length, animated feature in
Hollywood, CA. The movie was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
1944 - Horse racing was banned in the United States until after the end
of World War II.
1945 - U.S. Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of
injuries from a car accident.
1968 - Apollo 8 was launched on a mission to orbit the moon. The craft
landed safely in the Pacific Ocean on December 27.
1988 - 270 people were killed when Pan Am Boeing 747 exploded over
Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
1990 - In a German television interview, Saddam Hussein declared that he
would not withdraw from Kuwait by the UN deadline.
1996 - After two years of denials, U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich
admitted violating House ethics rules.
1998 - The first vaccine for Lyme disease was approved.
2002 - Larry Mayes was released after spending 21 years in prison for a
rape that maintained that he never committed. He was the 100th person in
the U.S. to be released after DNA tests were performed.
Serving U.S troops could face prison if they fall pregnant while active
-- But Major General Anthony Cucolo, who runs US operations in northern
Iraq, issued the new orders because he said he was losing too many women
with critical skills.
7 more banks closed on Friday -- Regulators on Friday shut down two
big California banks, as well as banks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Michigan and Illinois, bringing to 140 the number of U.S. banks brought
down this year by the weak economy and mounting loan defaults.
Health Bill Passes Key Test in the Senate With 60 Votes -- The roll
was called shortly after 1 a.m., with Washington still snowbound after a
weekend blizzard, and the Senate voted on party lines to cut off a
Republican filibuster of a package of changes to the health care bill by
the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada. The vote was 60 to 40 — a
tally that is expected to be repeated four times as further procedural
hurdles are cleared in the days ahead, and then once more in a dramatic,
if predictable, finale tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Christmas
Health Care Legislation Passes First Hurdle In Senate
China's Dumping Of The Dollar Has Begun -- For years the People's
Republic has bought U.S. Treasuries, eventually becoming the largest
holder of U.S. debt ($799 BILLION to be exact!). Those days are long
gone, though. During 2009, China hasn't been buying many Treasuries and
has been unloading dollars in a way that makes Geithner shiver at night.
'Gold at $ 2,000 becoming acceptable to investors' -- And yet more
evidence of exploding investment demand for gold comes from the US Mint:
it has periodically suspended the sale of 1 ounce Gold Eagles and the 1
ounce Silver Eagle as production cannot keep up with demand. The impact
of mainstream money on gold will be profound, because the size of the
gold and silver industry is so small. The total value of all the gold
ever mined is estimated at just $ 5 trillion. Total 2008 gold production
was valued at $ 73 billion. The market capitalization of all the world's
gold producers is just equal to Wal-Mart and is less than Microsoft. The
oil and gas industry is 12 times larger.
This is how the mentally ill are handled in Toledo, Ohio --
62-Year-Old Woman Shot And Killed By Police - Toledo Chief of Police
Mike Navarre said Tuesday during a news conference that a 62-year old
woman was threatening two Toledo Police officers with a pair of scissors
when she was shot and killed by one of the officers on Monday night,
Dec. 14th, 2009. Read More...
Drivers stuck on WV turnpike for hours -- Some motorists were
stranded on the Turnpike overnight Friday and well into Saturday.
UK: Cold weather traps 2000 in Channel Tunnel -- Around 2,000
passengers were trapped in the Channel Tunnel overnight as four Eurostar
trains broke down amid freezing temperatures that have brought travel
chaos to Britain.
History of the east coast December snowstorm 2009 -- One landmark
record fell prey to this storm. Philadelphia got its heaviest December
snowfall on record and the second-greatest snowfall in city history.
Storm hits US on 'Super Saturday" -- A massive snowstorm slammed the
eastern U.S., hitting Washington, Philadelphia and parts of Virginia and
the Carolinas before winding its way north.
Maine To Consider Cell Phone Cancer Warning -- A Maine legislator
wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry
warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no
consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute the
claim. The now-ubiquitous devices carry such warnings in some countries,
though no U.S. states require them, according to the National Conference
of State Legislators.
Fewer states add jobs as recovery sputters along -- Unemployment
rates dropped in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but that trend
appeared to reflect more people leaving the work force. Unemployed
people who stop looking for jobs out of frustration aren't counted in
the labor force. Friday's Labor Department report underscored that
employers have yet to ramp up hiring, and many Americans can't find
work. The number of people jobless for at least six months rose last
month to 5.9 million, according to a separate report released earlier
this month. And the average length of unemployment exceeds 28 weeks, the
longest on records dating to 1948.
NO FUN allowed anymore -- People go out to have fun in DC with
snowball fight...DC detective pulls gun on them -- People squealed as
they hurled balls of snow across the largely deserted road. Then, a
snowball or two slammed into a Hummer. The driver, a plainclothes
detective whom D.C. police refused to identify, got out, drew his gun
and exchanged angry words with revelers, according to video footage and
Wave of sickness & disease striking baby boomers -- Research is now
showing that today's "baby boomers", the generation currently eclipsing
age 60, is the first generation to be less healthy than the generation
before them. Those in this age group are more susceptible to
debilitating diseases than in years past, stemming primarily from poor
diet and lack of proper exercise.
The news that didn't make the news -- Read the top 25 stories form
Minnesota Supreme court: state can grab cars from innocent owners --
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the right of police to
confiscate vehicles from owners who have done nothing wrong. The
decision narrowed the applicability of an "innocent owner" defense in
cases where a vehicle is jointly owned. The high court considered the
case of David and Jean Margaret Laase whose then-brand new 2007
Chevrolet Tahoe was confiscated in 2006.
Missouri: legislators to consider banning mileage tolls & traffic
cameras -- Missouri state lawmakers gearing up for next year's
legislative session will consider a number of bills limiting
government's ability to track, tax and ticket motorists...(get this
going in YOUR state too)
Special Ops robots now do psychological warfare -- US arms globocorp
Boeing has announced yet another military robot demonstration - but this
time, one with a difference. Rather than spying on meatsacks or mowing
them down with the traditional array of automated weaponry, the war-bots
in this trial sought to win over their fleshy opponents using
How to avoid food made with GMO -- Certified organic products are
not allowed to contain any GMOs. Therefore, when you purchase products
labeled "100% organic", "organic" or "made with organic ingredients",
all ingredients in these products are not allowed to be produced from
GMOs. For example, products labeled as "made with organic ingredients"
only require 70% of the ingredients to be organic, but 100% must be non-GMO.
Toward home brewed electricity with 'personalized solar energy' --
The report describes development of a practical, inexpensive storage
system for achieving personalized solar energy. At its heart is an
innovative catalyst that splits water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen
that become fuel for producing electricity in a fuel cell.
GM wheat is on its way -- Five years after scrapping its trials,
Monsanto calculates that the time is now ripe for GM wheat to make a
New Bedford MA sues Monsanto, Cornel-Dubelier over buried toxic
materials -- Monsanto Co. and Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.,
which manufacture pesticides and electrical capacitors, respectively,
have been linked to PCB contamination at three privately-owned
properties in the Parker Street neighborhood near Keith Middle School,
according to court documents the City of New Bedford filed Thursday in
Bristol County Superior Court.
does tyranny become treason? By Jim Kirwan -- The short answer is
that Tyranny becomes Treason whenever the actions taken, will
irreversibly lead to the destruction of the nation. Read More...
Homeowners ousted in Obama mortgage plan -- Ten months after the
Obama administration began pressing lenders to do more to prevent
foreclosures, many struggling homeowners are holding up their end of the
bargain but still find themselves rejected, and some are even having
their homes sold out from under them without notice, McClatchy reports.
up on Incandescent light bulbs!! In fact buy a lifetime supply of
them! -- While claiming these new CFL bulbs will reduce carbon
emissions, "our" Congress passed legislation stating these new light
bulbs must completely replace our everyday incandescent light bulbs by
2014, without telling us of the serious dangers to health and
environment, that these mandated bulbs pose.
2010 food crisis for dummies -- If you read any economic, financial,
or political analysis for 2010 that doesn’t mention the food shortage
looming next year, throw it in the trash, as it is worthless. There is
overwhelming, undeniable evidence that the world will run out of food
next year. When this happens, the resulting triple digit food inflation
will lead panicking central banks around the world to dump their foreign
reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food
imports, causing the collapse of the dollar, the treasury market,
derivative markets, and the global financial system. The US will
experience economic disintegration.
Ireland: hundreds fall ill after swine flu vaccine -- Swine flu
vaccine has caused adverse reactions in 619 people to date, varying from
seizures and anaphylactic shock to fainting and vomiting. Two more
people have died from the flu but the number of people falling ill with
the virus has halved in the past week.
Swine flu cured using Chinese herbs -- What are these Chinese herbs
that worked so well? The Deputy Director of the hospital said there were
four herbs in the packets given to patients who drank them as a tea and
used as a mouth wash. Lonicera Japonica, (honeysuckle flower), Isatis
Indigodica, Mentha (mint) and Glycyrrhiza (licorice). All were dosed at
3 grams per serving. These same herbs are available in Chinese herbal
medicine shops here in the US.
Sec. of State Clinton appoints pandemic flu ambassador -- Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pleased to announce the appointment
of Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs as the U.S. Special
Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza.
A new world war for a new world order -- This article is Part 3 in
the Series, "The Origins of World War III."
The murderous face of Obama's surge -- "The surge has begun in
earnest," a Pentagon spokesman announced Thursday. While only a few
advance elements of a single Marine battalion have arrived in
Afghanistan, the escalation in killing and destruction that will
accompany the deployment of an additional 30,000 US troops is already
How many more wars will the US participate in and where will the money
come from? -- So what is this conflict all about that has been
burning away in the background of world politics? It all about power
sharing in the Middle East.....US backed Saudi Arabia versus Iranian
And now US is bombing Yemen? -- On orders from President Barack
Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against
two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC
News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.
Pentagon's role in global catastrophe: add climate havoc to war crimes
-- By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of
petroleum products and energy in general. Yet the Pentagon has a blanket
exemption in all international climate agreements.
Autism cases increase 59% in 4 years -- One in every 100 children in
the United States may have some form of autism spectrum disorder, far
more than previously believed, and the rate appears to be worsening
quickly, especially among boys, new figures from the CDC show.
Skeletal Fluorosis: Report from India -- Skeletal fluorosis is a
bone disease caused by excessive consumption of fluoride. In India, the
most common cause of fluorosis is fluoride-laden water derived from
borewells dug deep into the earth. While fluorosis is most severe and
widespread in the two largest countries - India and China - UNICEF
estimates that "fluorosis is endemic in at least 25 countries across the
globe. The total number of people affected is not known, but a
conservative estimate would number in the tens of millions."
Today in History Friday December 18, 2009
1787 - New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S.
1796 - The "Monitor," of Baltimore, MD, was published as the first
1862 - The first orthopedic hospital was organized in New York City. It
was called the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.
1865 - Slavery was abolished in the United States with the 13th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution being ratified.
1898 - A new automobile speed record was set at 39 mph (63 kph).
1903 - The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity' by the U.S.
for an annual rent.
1912 - The U.S. Congress prohibited the immigration of illiterate
1917 - The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by
the U.S. Congress.
1935 - A $1 silver certificate was issued for the first time in the U.S.
1944 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of
Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably loyal Americans of
Japanese ancestry could not be detained.
1953 - WPTZ, in Philadelphia, PA, presented a Felso commercial, it was
the first color telecast seen on a local station.
1957 - The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania went
online. It was the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the
United States. It was taken out of service in 1982.
1972 - The United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
during the Vietnam War. The attack ended 12 days later.
1979 - The sound barrier was broken on land for the first time by
Stanley Barrett when he drove at 739.6 mph.
1998 - The U.S. House of Representatives began the debate on the four
articles of impeachment concerning U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was
only the second time in U.S. history that process had begun.
1999 - After living atop an ancient redwood in Humboldt County, CA, for
two years, environmental activist Julia "Butterfly" Hill came down,
ending her anti-logging protest.
Thought For The Day From our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- Every
Day Can Be A Better Day.
reader gets threatening letter from census Bureau for refusing to fill
out survey -- An Infowars reader was sent a copy of this threatening
letter after he refused to fill out and send in the American Community
Click Here to see a Copy of the letter
dump sewage into local rivers -- The Mississippi River is famous for
its muddy appearance, but dirt isn't the only brown stuff lurking in
Memphis' portion of the river. It has been reported that 23 million
gallons of raw sewage leaked into city streets, yards, and the
Mississippi River and its tributaries.
City water worker in Florida quits over water fluoridation -- AFTER
15 years loyal service with Fitzroy River Water, Graham Demeny says his
career is down the gurgler because of fluoride and an uncompromising
cards newest trick: 79.9% interest -- It's no mistake. This credit
card's interest rate is 79.9%. The bloated APR is how First Premier
Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations
intended to curb abusive practices in the industry.
Australia: Speed cameras watch from the skies -- Airrborne speed
camera equipment offers the additional capability of photographing
license plates and automatically preparing citations for dropping in the
mail. The system will depend on pavement markings to estimate speed
using a time-over-distance method. The sophisticated video equipment
will be used to "monitor drivers from the air, observing signs of
fatigue." Tickets will be generated for vehicle owners if the driver or
passengers are spotted without a seatbelt or if the driver uses a mobile
UK: Big Brother cameras read faces, license plates and talk back to you
-- The new community safety system launched on Monday, enabling Hounslow
Council and the police to monitor thousands of people from a lone
control room, in Isleworth. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a
FDA panel recommendation on cholesterol drug stirs debate -- U.S.
Food and Drug Administration panel's recommendation that some adults
with no prior heart problems should take the cholesterol-busting statin
Crestor appears to have pitted cardiologists against many primary care
physicians over the best use of the popular drug.
Russian climate data tampered with? -- On Tuesday, the Moscow based
Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the
Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the
British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably
tampered with Russian-climate data.
Why Monsanto won the Angry Mermaid Award -- Copenhagen's "Angry
Mermaid Award" was hung around Monsanto's neck for being a "corporate
climate criminal." Monsanto, perhaps the world's most hated corporation,
is a major driving force in polluting the atmosphere while at the same
time offering false high-tech solutions -- biotech bullying,
environmental destruction, a highly subsidized and unhealthy food chain,
and rural poverty.
Orange's lethal legacy -- Tribune investigation unearths documents
showing that decisions by the U.S. military and chemical companies that
manufactured the defoliants used in Vietnam made the spraying more
dangerous than it had to be.
Interactive map - Review spraying missions in Vietnam by date &
overdoses from CT Perfusion brain scans spark FDA investigation --
CT perfusion imaging devices are giving patients severe radiation
poisoning. When you go in for a medical imaging procedure, you're
typically made to understand that there's some risk involved. Even mild
procedures like chest X-Rays expose you to small doses of radiation that
minutely increase your cancer risk. More advanced procedures can come
with larger risks.
spray reduces cancer pain -- Cancer patients who used a cannabis
mouth spray had their level of pain reduced by 30%, a study has shown.
Fox news covers mass drugging of society with Lithium -- In this
remarkable Fox News report, Dr. Archelle Georgiou, described as a
well-recognized physician leader who “helps consumers make better health
care decisions,” argues the case for adding lithium to the water supply.
Georgiou is affiliated with the Center for Health Transformation, an
organization founded by the notorious neocon Newt Gingrich.
Hypertension drug lots face voluntary recall -- Nine lots of the
injectable hypertension drug clevidipine (Cleviprex) have been recalled
because of potentially harmful debris visible in some vials during an
annual inspection, the FDA announced.
How journals can twist & manipulate vaccine research -- President
and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe
Fisher, speaks to Russia Today about the dangers of the swine flu versus
the H1N1 vaccine, and what the latest vaccine recall means for you.
Drunk 4 year old steals Christmas presents from neighbor -- A
4-year-old boy, beer in hand, is accused of stealing Christmas presents
from his neighbors. It's a strange story, but also a sad one.
KBR: the Pentagon's imaginary friend -- Once again, the Army decided
to side with the same contractor that has overcharged them for feeding
our troops, electrocuted our forces due to faulty work, and exposed them
to human sewage through their inability to even get a building properly
Unemployment in Detroit pushing 50%? -- Nearly one out of two
workers in Detroit are unemployed, according to a report by The Detroit
News. It's a figure far higher than the government's official figure,
which is still close to a staggering 30 percent.
City workers in Philadelphia acted like a 'band of brigands' said
District Attorney -- Nine city workers who were assigned to clean up
blight in Northeast Philadelphia instead acted like a "band of brigands"
by illegally entering homes and ransacking them of cash, jewelry, TVs
and guns, District Attorney Lynne Abraham said yesterday.
Intelligence improperly collected on U.S. citizens -- In February, a
Department of Homeland Security intelligence official wrote a “threat
assessment” for the police in Wisconsin about a demonstration involving
local pro- and anti-abortion rights groups. Read More...
Energy efficient traffic lights can't melt snow -- Cities around the
country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are
discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don't burn hot enough to
melt snow and can become crusted over in a storm — a problem blamed for
dozens of accidents and at least one death.
Teen unemployment at record level -- This August, the U.S. teenage
unemployment rate - that is, the percentage of teenagers who wanted jobs
but could not find any - was 25.5 percent, its highest level since the
government began keeping track of such statistics in 1948. Likewise, the
percentage of teenagers overall who were working was at its lowest level
in recorded history.
Mayon volcano crisis may last for months -- The Philippine Institute
of Volcanology and Seismology is considering raising the alert level to
4 from 3 if Mayon Volcano's condition worsens. The agency on Wednesday
extended the danger zone to eight kilometers radius as it imposed a
forced evacuation of 3,000 residents within the extended danger zone.
Most earthlike solar planet found right next door -- Meet GJ 1214b,
the most Earth-like planet ever found outside our solar system.
Training for the civilian surge -- A former mental hospital in the
woods is the staging ground for one of the biggest deployments of U.S.
civilians since the Vietnam War. Dozens of U.S. agriculturists, legal
experts and development-aid administrators pass through elaborate
mock-ups of foreign courtrooms and bazaars here each week -- part of
training for nation-building work in some of Afghanistan's most unruly
Bizarre & unusual destinations around the world -- Amazing Photos!
Today in History Thursday December 17, 2009
1777 - France recognized American independence.
1791 - A traffic regulation in New York City established the first
street to go "One Way."
1895 - George L. Brownell received a patent for his paper-twine machine.
1903 - The first successful gasoline-powered airplane flight took place
near Kitty Hawk, NC. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the flight.
1944 - The U.S. Army announced the end of its policy of excluding
Japanese-Americans from the West Coast which ensured that
Japanese-Americans were released from detention camps.
1953 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to approve
RCA’s color television specifications.
1957 - The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas
intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
1969 - The U.S. Air Force closed its Project "Blue Book" by concluding
that there was no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind
thousands of UFO sightings.
1975 - Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on
the life of U.S. President Ford.
1976 - WTCG-TV, Atlanta, GA, changed its call letters to WTBS, and was
uplinked via satellite. The station became the first commercial TV
station to cover the entire U.S.
1978 - OPEC decided to raise oil prices by 14.5% by the end of 1979.
1986 - Davina Thompson became the world's first recipient of a heart,
lungs, and liver transplant.
1992 - U.S. President Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American
Free Trade Agreement.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush ordered the Pentagon to have ready
for use within two years a system for protecting American territory,
troops and allies from ballistic missile attacks.
2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law the largest
overhaul of U.S. intelligence gathering in 50 years. The bill aimed to
tighten borders and aviation security. It also created a federal
counterterrorism center and a new intelligence director.
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Household Cleaner a Remedy for Swine Flu? -- In a 1924 booklet
published by the Arm & Hammer Soda Company, the company starts off
saying, “The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a
therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following evidence of a
prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in a letter to the
Church & Dwight Company...read more...
Thought For The day -- from Mike Tawse in the UK.
News: President Obama: Federal Government 'Will Go Bankrupt' if Health
Care Costs Are Not Reined In -- President Obama told ABC News'
Charles Gibson in an interview that if Congress does not pass health
care legislation that it will bring down costs, the federal government
"will go bankrupt."
--"Will go bankrupt"? What are we now?, says Joyce.
More Stupid news: Time magazine names Bernanke 'Person of the year'
-- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been named Time magazine's
"Person of the Year" for 2009
CIA Agent Captured in Cuba -- An article published in the December
12th edition of the New York Times revealed the detention of a US
government contract employee in Havana this past December 5th.
China Central Banker Says Harder to Buy U.S. Treasuries -- In a
discussion on the global role of the dollar, Zhu told an academic
audience that it was inevitable that the dollar would continue to fall
in value because Washington continued to issue more Treasuries to
finance its deficit spending. "The United States cannot force foreign
governments to increase their holdings of Treasuries," Zhu said,
according to an audio recording of his remarks. "Double the holdings? It
is definitely impossible."
US National debt tops debt limit -- The latest calculation of the
National Debt as posted by the Treasury Department has - at least
numerically - exceeded the statutory Debt Limit approved by Congress
last February as part of the Recovery Act stimulus bill.
Student suspended for drawing picture of Jesus -- Forced to undergo
US approves Massive military spending bill-$636.6 Billion!! -- The
US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a massive military
spending bill to defray annual expenses, fund operations in Afghanistan,
and pay for the troop withdrawal from Iraq.
Army again turns to Depleted Uranium for new weaponry -- For
decades, depleted uranium (DU) has been the material of choice for
anti-tank projectiles — despite a series of controversies about its
potential health hazards. But for the near future, at least, the U.S.
military will keep on using DU.
20 Senators demand investigation of health care vote threat --
Twenty senators are demanding an investigation into reports the Obama
administration threatened to close Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska,
home of the Strategic Command, if that state's Democratic senator, Ben
Nelson, didn't join other Democrats in voting for health-care reform.
US program of green card lottery 2010 -- 50.000 People Will Win a
Lifetime Green Card to USA?? Nina stumbled on this and she's not quite
sure if this is real or not. If it is this is unbelievable!!!
Florida man takes eminent domain case to high court -- When Congress
ruled in 1989 to expand the Everglades National Park in Florida, Gilbert
Fornatora's home stood in the way. Now, after having his private
property condemned and seized by the government exercising eminent
domain, Fornatora is appealing his case before the Supreme Court in an
effort to prove his constitutional rights were violated.
Prepare for rebellion, Obama orders Us-Canadian troops -- Kremlin
position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his meeting
with NATO Secretary General state that the European-US military alliance
has authorized an ‘emergency request’ from President Obama to utilize
American and Canadian NATO troops to put down what is expected to be a
“rebellion” after the expected January, 2010 ‘declaration of bankruptcy’
by the State of California.
Are Americans a Broken People? -- Why We've Stopped Fighting Back
Against the Forces of Oppression.
Domestic terrorism charges filed against Noble peace prize winner Obama
-- Criminal charges of ‘domestic terrorism’ have been filed in the US
First Circuit Appeals Court, case no. 09-2619, against this year’s Peace
Prize Recipient, United States President Barack Obama. The charges stem
from President Obama’s leading role in an extensive seditious conspiracy
operating with impunity within the government and the courts of the
Debt fears rattle Europe -- The latest calculation of the National
Debt as posted by the Treasury Department has - at least numerically -
exceeded the statutory Debt Limit approved by Congress last February as
part of the Recovery Act stimulus bill.
Aspartame alert-diet soda destroys kidney function -- Scientists
from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have revealed results from a
study outlining some of the effects of artificial sweeteners on the
body. Conducted on a group of 3,000 women, the results indicated that
those who drank two or more artificially-sweetened beverages a day
doubled their risk of more-rapid-than-normal kidney function decline.
Splenda is just as bad -- Cause the thymus to shrink by as much as
40% (the thymus is your immune powerhouse - it produces T cells)Cause
enlargement of the liver and kidneys, etc...
Elizabeth worth $33 Trillion! -- The more you know about the Royal
holdings the more you shake your head in amazement.
Motion sensing phones that predict your every move -- COULD your
cellphone learn to predict what you are going to do before you've even
started doing it?
Gulf petro-powers to launch currency in latest threat to dollar --
The Arab states of the Gulf region have agreed to launch a single
currency modelled on the euro, hoping to blaze a trail towards a
pan-Arab monetary union swelling to the ancient borders of the Ummayad
New goat flu outbreak in Netherlands -- A new epidemic goat flu (or
called Q-fever) has struck the Netherlands since last week.
Cement factories release huge quantities of toxic mercury into the air
-- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting cement plants
in California as a major source of mercury and other toxic emissions.
The new underground economy -- Here is the evidence. The Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) released a report last week concluding
that 7.7 percent of U.S. households, containing at least 17 million
adults, are unbanked (i.e. those who do not have bank accounts), and an
"estimated 17.9 percent of U.S. households, roughly 21 million, are
underbanked" (i.e., those who rely heavily on nonbank institutions, such
as check cashing and money transmitting services).
Stupid news: Time magazine names Bernanke 'Person of the year' --
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been named Time magazine's
"Person of the Year" for 2009
Hawaii passes resolution against forced vaccination laws -- Hilo, HI
- Department of Health officials in Hawaii were overruled by County of
Hawaii directors supporting a resolution favoring First Amendment
constitutional rights and vaccination exemptions for everyone demanding
Small community cancer cure (hemp oil) crushed by big Pharma -- A
small Canadian community's success with curing cancer naturally was
recently crushed, forcing its provider into exile in Europe. Rick
Thompson had discovered a cure for himself and then had shared it at no
cost with others in the small rural town of Maccan, Nova Scotia.
Related article: Hemp oil & cancer-by Mark Sircus
The Forbidden medicine- reference for marijuana medical history
Read about 4 cancer survivors that used natural treatments -- Check
out the reference material at end of article -save the info before they
Study proves 3 Monsanto corn varieties pose health hazard -- A study
published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences
demonstrates the toxicity of three genetically modified corn varieties
from the American seed company Monsanto, the Committee for Independent
Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (Criigen, based in
Caen), which participated in that study, announced Friday, December 11.
Justice Dept investigation of Monsanto-action alert
Environmentalism in the third Reich -- It has been elaborately
pointed out how the device of environmentalism is especially favoured by
tyrants as a means of controlling their subjects.
Australia plans Chinese style Internet filtering -- The Australian
government has announced controversial plans for Chinese-style
compulsory filtering of the internet, rejecting criticism the measures
will strangle free speech.
H1N1 vaccine causes pregnant woman to lose use of both arms -- The
story posted on this website is about a pregnant woman who lost the use
of both of her arms after getting injected with the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine. So just how is she supposed to hold her baby or take care of
it? If this story is true it is completely heartbreaking....
VIDEO: Introducing the Fluid Piano
Uninvited tourists enjoy White House breakfast -- A Georgia couple
that mistakenly showed up at the White House somehow ended up enjoying
breakfast with President Barack Obama and the first lady, according to
media reports Wednesday.
Today in History Wednesday December 16, 2009
1773 - Nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into Boston Harbor off of
British ships by Colonial patriots. The patriots were disguised as
Indians. The act was to protest taxation without representation and the
monopoly the government granted to the East India Company.
1835 - In New York, 530 buildings were destroyed by fire.
1901 - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," by Beatrix Potter, was printed for
the first time.
1903 - Women ushers were employed for the first time at the Majestic
Theatre in New York City.
1912 - The first postage stamp to depict an airplane was issued was a
20-cent parcel-post stamp.
1950 - U.S. President Truman proclaimed a national state of emergency in
order to fight "Communist imperialism."
1985 - Reputed organized-crime chief Paul Castellano was shot to death
outside a New York City restaurant.
1991 - The U.N. General Assembly rescinded its 1975 resolution equating
Zionism with racism by a vote of 111-25.
1993 - The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling
for negotiations on a comprehensive test ban.
1995 - Many U.S. government functions were again closed as a temporary
finance provision expired and the budget dispute between President
Clinton and Republicans in Congress continued.
1995 - NATO launched a military operation in support of the Bosnia peace
1998 - The U.S. and Britain fired hundreds of missiles on Iraq in
response to Saddam Hussein's refusal to comply with U.N. weapons
2000 - Researchers announced that information from NASA's Galileo
spacecraft indicated that Ganymede appeared to have a liquid saltwater
ocean beneath a surface of solid ice. Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, is
the solar system's largest moon. The discovery is considered important
since water is a key ingredient for life.
2000 - U.S. President-elect George W. Bush selected Colin Powell to be
the first African-American secretary of state. Powell was sworn in
January 20, 2001.
2001 - In Tora Bora, Afghanistan, tribal fighters announced that they
had taken the last al-Quaida positions. More than 200 fighters were
killed and 25 captured. They also announced that they had found no sign
of Osama bin Laden.
2001 - Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the United
States in nearly 40 years. The shipment was sent to help Cuba after
Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba on November 4, 2001.
Thought For The Day from our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- Start
Each Day With Confidence.
successfully simulates nuclear warhead detonation -- German
intelligence reports that Iranian scientists have successfully simulated
the detonation of a nuclear warhead in laboratory conditions, in an
effort to sidestep an underground nuclear test like the one that brought
the world down on North Korea's head earlier this year.
considering drone attacks on Pakistani city of 850,000 -- Senior US
officials are pushing to expand CIA drone strikes beyond Pakistan's
tribal region and into a major city in an attempt to pressure the
Pakistani government to pursue Taliban leaders based in the city of
Quetta -- a city with some 850,000.
Calls On Soldiers to Refuse Orders to Deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq
-- In response to President Barack Obama's announcement on December 1 to
deploy 30,000 additional troops to the occupation of Afghanistan, the
organization March Forward!, comprising both veterans and active-duty
members of the US military, has called on all soldiers to refuse their
orders to deploy.
Kansas City Health Dept. Vaccine Gestapo To Suspend Students Who Refuse
Vaccinations -- Kansas City, Kan., school officials said hundreds of
kids face suspension if they don't get their required immunizations.
Kids’ H1N1 Flu Shots Recalled -- Hundreds of thousands of H1N1
(swine) flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate
the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said
CT scans cause 29,000 cancers a year in the US -- CT scans deliver
far more radiation than has been believed and may contribute to 29,000
new cancers each year, along with 14,500 deaths, suggest two studies in
today's Archives of Internal Medicine.
FDA dupes Interpol to to achieve illegal kidnapping & deportation of
herbal formulator Greg Caton -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and
illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of
both international law and Ecuadorian law.
Female veterans don't feel at home -- Even near military bases,
female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t often offered
a drink on the house as a welcome home.
Ukraine flu cases explode in second wave -- Ukraine H1N1 Cases
Explode - 507 Dead.
DOD: Obama's Afghanistan surge will rely heavily on private contractors
-- Private contractors will make up at least half of the total military
workforce in Afghanistan going forward, according to Defense Department
officials cited in a new congressional study.
Poll reveals depth & trauma of joblessness -- More than half of the
nation’s unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or
relatives since losing their jobs. An equal number have cut back on
doctor visits or medical treatments because they are out of work.
Journalists exaggerate claims of pharmaceuticals, misrepresent risks
-- Doctors and researchers are beginning to question the outlandish
claims being made by the media in response to alleged breakthroughs in
cancer research. In an editorial published in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute (JNCI), several doctors expressed concern that
news pieces fail to accurately reflect the truth concerning drugs and
US gave up billions in tax revenue in deal with Citigroup -- DEAL
MADE TO RECOVER BAILOUT.
US to drill Iranian attack scenario -- A top Pentagon official said
Monday that a US missile defense drill would simulate an Iranian attack
- a departure from the usual scenario of a North Korean attack -
according to Reuters.
Military: Burn pits caused illnesses -- Backing away from steadfast
official denial, the U.S. military's senior health protection official
said Monday that some service m embers might suffer long-term medical
problems as a direct result of exposure to smoke and fumes from open-air
burn pits scattered throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.
Octopus snatches coconut and runs, surprising scientists --
Underwater footage reveals that the creatures scoop up halved coconut
shells before scampering away with them so they can later use them as
Why is the FDA opening offices in other countries? (To persecute people
like Greg Caton?) -- The FDA has announced the opening of its Mexico
City post, the agency's third office in Latin America and the tenth
international post created in just over a year.
Chemtrails..white grit rain in Slovenia -- Email from Solvenia about
Low Flying Planes 2 Days Ago - Video within article.
Click Here for close up photos.
to stick it to the banks? -- Join a credit union!
UKs richest man could reap billions from carbon trading scheme --
New analysis released by climate change NGO Sandbag has revealed that
the UK’s richest resident, Lakshmi Mittal, CEO and major shareholder of
the steel giant ArcelorMittal, could make over £1 billion between now
and 2012 from his company’s participation in the EU’s Emissions Trading
represent psychiatric drug goldmine -- Prescriptions for psychiatric
drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among
adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009
issue of the journal Health Affairs.
Obama's big sellout -- The president has packed his economic team
with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out
Edinburgh, Scotland protest against the swine flu vaccine --
Demonstrators have marched through Scotland’s capital to protest against
swine flu vaccination.
Federal government's own employees owe $3 billion in back taxes --
Federal workers owe more than $3 billion in income taxes they failed to
pay in 2008. According to Internal Revenue Service documents, 276,300
federal employees and retirees owe $3,042,200,000.
When did "special ops" become kidnapping, drug dealing, torture &
political dirty tricks? -- What does "Special Ops' mean? Why would a
special operations command, JSOC, be answerable to our Vice President, a
mentally unstable draft dodging hack from the oil industry? Why would
the CIA outsource its most secret projects to Blackwater, a GOP
mercenary group with the worst reputation of any firm the US has ever
done business with?
Federal official: avoid Bisphenol A -- A high-level federal health
official warns Americans not to be exposed to a ubiquitous chemical,
found in many plastics, baby products, bottles, canned foods and more.
Hope for financial freedom -- Despite financial freedom being
considered a natural right, our federal government has ignored this
right and principle of freedom; and today, it controls virtually every
aspect of money, starting with money’s very creation (i.e. printing)
through the inaptly-named, Federal Reserve System (created in 1913 by
announces $620 million for SmartGrid projects -- The U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE) will provide $620 million in funding for 32 smart grid
demonstration projects. Projects include large-scale energy storage
systems, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring
devices, and a range of other smart technologies. They will serve as
models for the large-scale deployment of integrated smart grid systems.
Volcanic ash knocks out power on Monserrat -- A series of ash
showers from ongoing activity within Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills
volcano has caused numerous power failures in recent weeks, according to
Montserrat Utilities Ltd.
Erosion of ownership rights -- Property rights are under assault on
at least six different fronts, from all branches and levels of
Thousands flee erupting Phillipines volcano -- Tens of thousands of
villagers in the Philippines have fled their homes as one of the
nation's most active volcanoes spewed lava and sent ash plumes high into
Homeowner jailed for beating up burgler -- A businessman who fought
off knife-wielding thugs after his family were threatened has been
jailed for 30 months.
Surgery fools Japan's fingerprint checks -- A Chinese woman arrested
in Japan had surgery on her fingers to fool biometric border checks when
entering the country.
In Afghanistan, Marines live a tough camp life -- The living
conditions in Helmand Province, one of the worst regions for trouble in
Afghanistan, are such that most of friends and family in the United
States wouldn't consider putting up with them for one day, much less the
months these men will be assigned here.
The return of gold & silver eagle rationing -- In a return to the
situation experienced during most of 2008 and the first half of 2009,
the limited number of gold and silver bullion coins available from the
US Mint are subject to rationing.
Google"i'm feeling lucky "button leads to mystery countdown clock --
Google has sparked mystery by launching an unexplained countdown that
only appears when users press the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on the
search engine's homepage.
Space tornadoes cause a stir -- The idea of a giant radiant pillar
rising up from the earth to the sky would have sounded too fantastic to
be true – until recently.
Today in History Tuesday December 15, 2009
1654 - A meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording
daily temperature readings.
1791 - In the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known
as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the
state of Virginia.
1854 - In Philadelphia, the first street cleaning machine was put into
1877 - Thomas Edison patented the phonograph.
1890 - American Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe
members were killed in Grand River, SD, during an incident with Indian
police working for the U.S. government.
1925 - The third Madison Square Gardens opened.
1938 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over the
ground-breaking ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into practice Bill of
1965 - Two U.S. manned spacecraft, Gemini 6 and Gemini 7, maneuvered
within 10 feet of each other while in orbit around the Earth.
1979 - In a preliminary ruling, the International Court of Justice
ordered Iran to release all hostages that had been taken at the U.S.
embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.
1993 - In Geneva, 117 countries completed the Uruguay Round of the
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The countries agreed on a
2000 - The Chernobyl atomic power plant in Kiev, Ukraine, was shut down.
2000 - New York Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to accept an
$8 million book deal with Simon & Schuster. The book was to be about her
eight years in the White House. The advance was the highest ever
to be paid to a member of the U.S. Congress.
Live from Crow Creek Dec.13, 2009 -- Protesting IRS sell off of
land...they need your help!
Crow Creek residents continue to suffer -- video on conditions at
the Crow Creek reservation.
But they are also working to revitalize the community - Project
Some history of the Crow Creek Tribe
Retired Optician And AMD Patient's Story After Taking Macushield Eye
Supplements, UK -- Harry Marsland is a retired Optometrist who
developed Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) seven years ago.
Although there is a lack of unawareness of AMD in the UK, it is the
leading cause of blindness in the world today. AMD currently affects 30
million people world-wide1 and this figure is expected to double in the
next 20-30 years. Being the most common cause of vision loss in people
over the age of 60,once detected, steps can be taken to prevent the
condition and/or future eyesight deterioration.
WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear,
chemical weapons. Iran? No, US -- President Obama rejected
inspection protocol for US biological weapons, in Orwellian
contradiction to his statement to strengthen the Biological Weapons
Convention (BWC). This comes after increased US investment in
bio-weapons during the Bush Administration with multiple reports of
secret and illegal programs.
groups calls on soldiers to refuse to deploy to Iraq & Afghanistan
-- "March Forward! calls on all service members to refuse orders to
deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays -- Thousands of
Army recruits in training must line up at least once more before heading
home for the holidays, this time for mass inoculations by the hundreds
against swine flu. The Army's largest training camp, just outside
Columbia, S.C., and other posts are hurrying to finish the shots before
the year-end break. More than 40,000 soldiers in advanced and basic
training across the country head home over the next two weeks in a
massive troop movement known as "block leave," Army officials said.
AP investigation: Monsanto seed biz role revealed -- Confidential
contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the
world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling
smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the
multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated
Press investigation has found.
Police State Canada 2010 and the Olympic crackdown -- In advance of
the 2010 Winter Olympics, critics of the Games have been subjected to
surveillance, harassment, along with other intimidation tactics.
Scott Ritter: Our murderers in the sky...drones -- the president’s
recent decision to “surge” 30,000 additional U.S. military troops into
Afghanistan transfers ownership of the Afghan conflict to him and him
alone. It is in this light that his decision must be ultimately judged.
Drug dealers use child care as front -- Records show many of those
centers have been used to stash and transport drugs, launder dirty cash
and provide fake employment for criminals - at taxpayers' expense.
Hot pepper anti-fungal compound holds promise for use in agriculture &
medicine -- Dried, ground cayenne peppers have been spicing up
cuisine for thousands of years. Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
scientists and colleagues have found that a patented antifungal plant
compound in cayenne, called CAY-1, holds promise for dual use as an
antifungal in both agriculture and medicine.
Study verifies mammography screenings cause cancer -- A new study
presented on December 1 at the annual meeting of the Radiological
Society of North America (RSNA) verified that annual mammography
screenings may be responsible for causing breast cancer in women who are
predisposed to the disease. Epidemiologist Marijke C. Jansen-van der
Weide from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands
suggests that doctors should be very cautious when screening younger
women, especially those under age 30.
Radiation from CAT scans linked to cancers, deaths -- CT scans
deliver far more radiation than has been believed and may contribute to
29,000 new cancers each year, along with 14,500 deaths, suggest two
studies in today's Archives of Internal Medicine.
Colorado: crime lab generates false DUI readings -- At least
eighty-two motorists in Colorado Springs, Colorado may have been falsely
accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) based on
unreliable blood test results.
California port truckers will protest, reportedly strike over new engine
emission rules -- state Port Drayage Rule prohibits trucks with 1993
or older engines from entering ports and intermodal rail yards beginning
on Jan. 1, 2010. “This is a campaign to take out the independent
truckers throughout the United States because they’re the ones who
service our rails and ports, and they’re not going to be able to work.”
warming science is settled for public consumption, but privately --
In public pronouncements the warmists - the ideologists of global
warming - tell us that the science is "settled." Global temperatures are
on an inexorable and dangerous upward trend, they claim.
Forced vaccinations, government & the public interest -- Those who
are observant have noticed a dangerous trend in the United States, as
well as worldwide, and that is the resorting of various governments at
different levels to mandating forced vaccination upon the public at
VIDEO: Tim Hawkins - The Government Can -- Catchy little tune &
The federal bureaucracy-plutocracy -- Federal employees making
salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants
during the recession’s first 18 months – and that’s before overtime pay
and bonuses are counted.
A military health care system over stretched by 2 ongoing wars --
US: Soldiers Forced to Go AWOL for PTSD Care!!
Cremated remains dumped in Arlington landfill -- More burial mixups
unearthed at national cemetery!
US foreclosures to reach a record 3.9 million in 2009 -- Foreclosure
filings in the U.S. will reach a record for the second consecutive year
with 3.9 million notices sent to homeowners in default, RealtyTrac Inc.
Stupid news: Fugitive hides from arrest warrant by working at the Dept
of Homeland Security!
disease -- A mechanism of blood damage.
Infrared space telescope launched from California -- NASA's new
infrared space telescope was launched into orbit on Monday on a 10-month
mission expected to reveal previously unseen objects ranging from
near-Earth asteroids to some of the most distant galaxies in the cosmos.
US to expand drone attacks into Pakistani cities -- After
confirmation that the CIA has been operating drone strikes in Pakistani
territory, a new report says the US is seeking to expand the attacks
into the country's cities.
Drug addicted surgical tech replaced patients needles with her own used
needles -- A Colorado hospital technician has admitted to stealing
syringes from the facilities where she worked and replacing them with
needles that she had previously used, thus exposing patients to
Many of the tallest mountains in North & South America contain PCBs
-- Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water
Research in Spain, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in
Germany, and the University of Concepcion in Chile have identified the
presence of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on mountain
ranges all over North and South America. Banned worldwide since 2001,
PCBs are being found at the highest levels in many of the tallest
Missing Bush emails found! -- The Obama administration and two
nonprofits have reached a wide-ranging settlement in their legal battle
over millions of missing Bush-era White House emails, the three parties
announced Monday. The agreement—first reported by Mother Jones on
Friday—is a major victory for the plaintiffs, who sued in October 2007
to force the recovery of missing messages, determine how emails were
lost, and prevent the problem from happening again.
Sick of swine flu? -- Toxic algae could be the next threat.
Food label tricks & truth -- What’s Really in the Stuff You’re
Eating? ShopSmart Debunks Food Label Myths.
Pew report on unfair & deceptive credit card practices -- Congress
has passed sweeping new legislation aimed at making credit cards safer
and more transparent, but Americans are still waiting for the new law to
Today in History Monday December 14, 2009
1503 - Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St.
Remy, Provence, France.
1798 - David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt
1799 - The first president of the United States, George Washington, died
at the age 67.
1819 - Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state.
1900 - Professor Max Planck of Berlin University revealed his
revolutionary Quantum Theory.
1903 - Orville Wright made the first attempt at powered flight. The
engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged in the attempt.
Three days later, after repairs were made, the modern aviation age was
born when the plane stayed aloft for 12 seconds and flew 102 feet.
1911 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach
the South Pole. He reached the destination 35 days ahead of Captain
Robert F. Scott.
1946 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to establish the United Nation's
headquarters in New York City.
1962 - The U.S. space probe Mariner II approached Venus. It transmitted
information about the planet's atmosphere and surface temperature.
1985 - Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American
Indian tribe as she formally took office as principal chief of the
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
1986 - The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and
Jeana Yeager, took off from California on the first non-stop,
non-refueled flight around the world. The trip took nine days to
1987 - Chrysler pled no contest to federal charges of selling several
thousand vehicles as new. Chrysler employees had driven the vehicles
with the odometer disconnected.
1988 - The first transatlantic underwater fiber-optic cable went into
1998 - Hundreds of Palestinian leaders renounced a call for the
destruction of Israel.
2001 - European Union leaders agreed to dispatch 3,000-4,000 troops to
join an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
Blackwater operating at CIA Pakistan base, ex-official says -- The
US contractor Blackwater is operating in Pakistan at a secret CIA
airfield used for launching drone attacks, according to a former US
official, despite repeated government denials that the company is in the
Criminal Background Checks Part of Draconian Law Proposed for
Homeschoolers -- A bill proposed by the British government and now
making its way through parliament would impose the most burdensome and
intrusive regulation on homeschooling in the English-speaking world.
more banks close Friday...total now 133 -- Regulators on Friday shut
down banks in Florida, Arizona and Kansas, bringing to 133 the number of
U.S. banks that have failed to hold up this year against the struggling
economy and a cascade of loan defaults.
declares war on Pakistan by Webster Tarpley -- Obama's West Point
speech of December 1 represents far more than the obvious brutal
escalation in Afghanistan -- it is nothing less than a declaration of
all-out war by the United States against Pakistan . (who is going
to pay for all these wars?)
Emergency Preparedness...100 top items -- In order to get through
any major catastrophe you need to think in terms of survival,
protection, food, water, clothing and shelter. Here is one
person's opinion on what you will need in the event of a "financial
collapse" or other disaster.
Back from combat, women struggle for acceptance -- More than 230,000
American women have fought in those recent wars and at least 120 have
died doing so, yet the public still doesn't completely understand their
contributions on the modern battlefield.
The 10 most magnificent trees in the world!! -- There are probably
hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some
are particularly special...take a look at a few.
Texas red light cameras generate $100 million in tickets -- Red
light cameras in the Lone Star State generated $95,799,675 worth of
tickets in a twelve month period according to reports filed with the
Texas Department of Transportation. Private vendors based in Australia,
Arizona, Dallas and England used a total of 333 cameras installed across
36 Texas cities to mail 1,277,329 tickets between July 1, 2008 and June
Sign at homeless camp: 'Welcome to Obamaville' -- Residents of
Colorado Springs, Colo., have a mystery on their hands: Who came up with
the idea to erect a sign reading "Welcome to Obamaville" on the site of
a homeless tent camp in the city? The sign, which was visible from the
Cimarron Street ramp to Interstate 25, clearly conveyed a political jab
at rising unemployment under President Barack Obama, for it read in
full, "Welcome to Obamaville – Colorado's fastest growing community."
Retired optician cures own blindness (macular degeneration) with
marigold supplement -- A retired optician believes he is the first
person in Britain to recover from a degenerative eye condition – after
taking a food supplement containing marigolds.
Tamiflu anti viral drug revealed as a complete hoax; Roche studies based
on scientific fraud -- When it comes to selling chemicals that claim
to treat H1N1 swine flu, the pharmaceutical industry's options are
limited to two: Vaccines and anti-virals. The most popular anti-viral,
by far, is Tamiflu, a drug that's actually derived from a Traditional
Chinese Medicine herb called star anise.
Drug money saved the banks from collapse during global crisis claims UN
drug & crime chief (are you really that surprised?) -- Antonio Maria
Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told the Observer that
there were signs that some banks were rescued by billions of dollars
that 'originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities.
Criminal FDA gangsters kidnap American Greg Caton from Ecuador --
Greg had been providing alternative treatments for cancer etc.. and was
driven out of the US, yet the FDA still went after him.
Read Greg's story about 2003 FDA raid
Missouri bill (HB 1265)would nix pursuit of Vehicle Mile Tax -- A
similar effort is under review in Massachusetts. time to get a bill like
this in your state going.
A Missouri lawmaker is planning for the future with a bill that would
prohibit the use of global positioning systems to monitor mileage
Anti-smoking drugs trigger mental health problems -- The FDA has
ordered pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to place
warning labels on their anti-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban,
respectively, warning that the drugs may increase a patient's risk of
depression and suicidal thoughts.
A Critical Decision by Michael Gaddy -- Here is a man that tells it
like it is!! Don't miss
The Best of Michael Gaddy for more outstanding articles!! GET
PREPARED!!It would appear those who call themselves "public servants"
believe the people they supposedly serve have become dissatisfied with
their job performance and will resort to some form of civil
disobedience, which will necessitate military intervention.
The CDC has been purposely mixing H1N1 & H5N1 in vaccines to see what
will happen -- In a move that can only be described as incredibly
reckless, scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control conduct
experiments in which they infect ferrets with both the H1N1 swine virus
and the H5N1 bird flu virus to see if they will "resort" and create a
new hybrid flu virus.
Why compact fluorescent bulbs are not what they seem -- Think those
compact fluorescent bulbs are not as bright as the old-style lights they
replaced? You are probably not imagining it.
The weapons (depleted uranium) used in Iraq, Afghanistan have far
reaching effects -- We have seen the terrible consequences to human
life and the environment that has been caused by weapons that contain
uranium components. Genetically speaking the US and UK have destroyed
the DNA of the Iraqi people as well as causing catastrophic effects on
Is Obama really preparing for civil war? -- According to an obscure
report in the European Union Times (EUTimes.net), "Russian Military
Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin that US President Barack
Obama has issued an order to his Northern Command's (USNORTHCOM) top
leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to 'begin immediately'
increasing his military forces to 1 million troops by January 30, 2010,
in what these reports warn is an expected outbreak of civil war within
the United States before the end of winter.
Compounds derived from two spices - pepper and turmeric - could help
prevent breast tumors -- When curcumin (from turmeric) and piperine
(from black peppers) were applied to breast cells in the laboratory, the
number of stem cells decreased, but there was no change in normal cells,
say researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer
Winchester to deliver 200 million 40 cal. rounds to Homeland Security -
why does DHS need so much ammo? -- Winchester Ammunition was
recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement
(ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a
maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.
Be afraid, be very afraid of Obama's Big Brother plan -- Under the
Democrats' national health care scheme not only would OPM be charged
with overseeing and administering federal employees health care but they
will have the added charge of administering civilian federal health care
as well. What does that mean? Basically, that Americans will be treated
as “civil servants.”
* Link to OPM:
"Whack a Banker" game proving to be a hit in Britain -- A new "Whack
A Banker" amusement arcade game is proving so popular in Britain that
the mallets used to clobber them are wearing out fast, its creator said.
UN security stops journalists questions about Climategate -- A
Stanford Professor has used United Nation security officers to silence a
journalist asking him “inconvenient questions” during a press briefing
at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Spinning out of control -- The Pentagon propaganda plan to win the
hearts & minds of Americans.
Senate send $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama -- The Senate on
Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for
vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law
enforcement and veterans' programs. (once again, who is going to pay for
all of this?)
WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear,
chemical weapons...Iran? -- No, US!
Predator drones flying within America -- “The Predator B Unmanned
Aircraft System has proven its value to homeland security over the
nation’s land borders, the Great Lakes region, and in support of DHS
hurricane and flood response operations,” said Michael Kostelnik,
assistant commissioner for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office
of Air and Marine. “With the introduction of the Guardian, maritime
variant of the Predator B, DHS now has a powerful tool and force
multiplier to increase maritime domain awareness and confront threats to
Audi testing driverless car up Pike's Peak -- Audi is set to return
to a venue synonymous with its past motorsport successes when a
‘driverless’ TTS Coupé quattro tackles the infamous Pikes Peak Hill
Climb in the USA.
Video: 20mm rifle that FBI is purchasing -- Who do they plan to use
these things against?
End US wars website
Dennis Kucinich at End US war rally Sat Dec 12 (that received no
press coverage) -- "These wars are corrupting out nation"
Germany and EU to
Legalise Paedophilia -- To express concerns to German authorities,
just visit the link to get the address.
Today in History FRIDAY December 11, 2009
1719 - The first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis was in New
1769 - Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds.
1816 - Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th American state.
1844 - Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth
extracted after receiving an anesthetic for the dental procedure.
Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, was the anesthetic.
1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black
governor when he took office as acting governor of Louisiana.
1882 - Boston's Bijou Theater had its first performance. It was the
first American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity.
1894 - The world's first motor show opened in Paris with nine
1930 - The Bank of the United States in New York failed.
1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. The U.S in
turn declared war on the two countries.
1967 - The prototype of the Concorde was shown for the first time in
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law legislation creating
$1.6 billion environmental "superfund" that would be used to pay for
cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate by
giving final congressional approval to the Gramm-Rudman
1985 - General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3
billion. Also included in the deal was NBC Radio and Television.
1994 - The world's largest free trade zone was created when leaders of
34 Western Hemisphere nations signed a free-trade declaration known as
"The Miami Process."
1997 - More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in
Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases."
1998 - Scientists announced that they had deciphered the entire genetic
blueprint of a tiny worm.
1998 - Majority Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pushed
through three articles of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton. .
2001 - U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft announced the first federal
indictment directly related to the terrorist attacks on the United
States on September 11, 2001. Zacarias Moussaoui was charged with six
conspiracy charges. Moussaoui was in custody at the time of the attacks.
2001 - Ted Turner purchased 12,000 acres in Nebraska for Bison ranches.
Supreme Court Lets Wells Fargo v. Jordan Stand -- In a significant
victory for consumers and particularly victims of predatory lending the
Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday quietly let stand what may turn out to
be a landmark decision prohibiting banks, trusts and other loan
servicing entities who cannot prove ownership of a mortgage note from
foreclosing on Ohio homeowners.
* Help for those who cant afford a lawyer is available at
US tax dollars help fund Taliban attacks -- “U.S. contractors
are paying U.S. tax dollars to the Taliban in order to protect the
delivery of U.S. shipments of U.S. goods to U.S. soldiers so that our
soldiers can fight the Taliban," Kucinich's press release sent to RAW
Former Chrysler dealers fight back using the Quo Warranto -- Two
attorneys who have been prominent in the court battles regarding whether
Obama is Constitutionally eligible to be President have joined forces.
Leo Donofrio and Stephen Pidgeon represent a group of former Chrysler
dealers. These dealers lost their businesses as result of the federal
government's intervention and partial take over of Chrysler.
US students arrested in Pakistan over suspected links to terrorist
groups -- Five Americans arrested in Pakistan are being investigated
for links to terrorist groups after leaving behind an apparent suicide
video in the United States proclaiming that Muslims must be defended.
The 7 foods experts won't eat -- How healthy (or not) certain foods
are—for us, for the environment—is a hotly debated topic among experts
and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention
talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one
simple question—“What foods do you avoid?”—we got some pretty
interesting answers. Although these foods don’t necessarily make up a
"banned” list, as you head into the holidays—and all the grocery
shopping that comes with it—their answers are, well, food for thought:
Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs -- Norwegians are
incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by
cutting short his visit. The White House has cancelled many of the
events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner
with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television
interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music
concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel
peace centre. He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King
VIDEO: Ron Paul: War monger Obama should have returned Peace prize
-- Republican Congressman Ron Paul says Obama's recent war plans show he
shouldn't have been awarded the peace prize.
Maryland reduces hours at highway rest stops to save money -- In an
effort to save money during these “challenging economic times,” the
state of Maryland has recently enacted a new policy that reduces the
amount of operating hours at many of its rest areas.
Smartrac to supply RFID tags for vehicle tracking project --
Manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders, Smartrac, has announced
that it has been selected as technology partner for a traffic management
project in the Philippines. The project will use long range passive RFID
tags to track vehicles and is one of the first country-wide
implementations of RFID technology for traffic management in the world.
WHO issues warning about corruption & pharmaceuticals -- Read the
WHO: Chart of unethical practices in the pharmaceutical sector
to cut cancer risk? Try munching on pistachios -- Benefit comes from
a particular type of vitamin E in the nuts, expert says.
Injection molding: We pulled our molds -- After acquiring its key
competitor earlier this year, it didn’t take long for officials at U.S.
Block Windows to recognize that logistics issues plus their own low-cost
captive molding capacity were reason enough to pull molds from a Chinese
processor and bring them to its own captive molding facility in western
Florida. The company also pulled some extrusion tooling from overseas
and now has that work done by processors in the U.S. The company’s
challenge, he explained, is the number of different blocks it markets.
“Hy-Lite had a lot of inventory, and they had to have it due to the long
lead times” when shipping from overseas, he explained. “The value (in
China) can make sense in a busy market and if you don’t have your own
captive processing,” he said. “But we’re comparing with our in-house
molding costs, and the costs aren’t that much more here.” Should demand
surge, the company has identified a contract molder in Ohio as its
Americans too broken for the truth to set them free? -- Can people
become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set
them free” but instead further demoralize them?
New Effort to Identify Kansas Homes With Chinese Drywall -- The
Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Consumer
Product Safety Commission to identify Kansas homes where Chinese drywall
may have been used. The Federal Trade Commission reports homes built
between 2003 and 2008 contain imported drywall. People who live in these
homes have reported issues including strong odors, itchy & irritated
skin, persistent cough, headaches, and deterioration of metal components
Gold: The Ultimate Un-Bubble -- The gold bubble has not popped!
...because gold is not in a bubble. There is no gold bubble. There is no
such thing as a gold bubble. Never has been. Never will be. 1980 was not
a gold bubble. And anyway, today's situation is entirely different. In
fact, gold is the opposite of bubbles. It is the inverse, the recipient,
the beneficiary of "frothy air" that escapes at lightning speeds when
bubbles pop. It has already capitalized on the demise two bubbles this
decade. And it is now about to absorb the froth spontaneously expelled
by two more, the two biggest bubbles the world has ever seen.
How far your produce travels -- This is a look at the average
distance that produce travels in the United States—from where it's
grown, to where it's sold (imported foods are not considered in this
graphic). The numbers were compiled for Iowa, but should be generally
applicable wherever you live. Buy from your local farmers' markets when
YouTube: Yet another 9-11 was an inside job song! -- An original
song. Although primarily about 9/11 it does touch on some other issues
such as the dumbing down of the public and more.
gun case or Pandora's box? -- On March 2, the Supreme Court will
hear arguments in McDonald v. City of Chicago. It is a gun rights case,
challenging Chicago's categorical ban on handguns. The ban is
essentially identical to the D.C. gun ban that was struck down by the
Supreme Court in the 2008 case D.C. v. Heller, in which the court held
that an absolute ban in the federal city violates the Second Amendment.
This is an interview that Steve Quayle did recently with Former state
trooper Greg Evensen -- It has 11 parts.
banks are trying to make bailouts permanent -- See the list of
Democratic and Republican congress members, economists, financial
experts and journalists, the "too big to fails" (with help from
bank-friendly voices in Congress) who are trying to make the bailouts
Governments turn to cloud seeding to ease drought -- On a
mountaintop clearing in the Sierra Nevada stands a tall metal platform
holding a crude furnace and a box of silver iodide solution that some
scientists believe could help offer relief from searing droughts. Read
Blackwater guards tied to secret raids by the CIA -- Private
security guards from Blackwater Worldwide participated in some of the
C.I.A.’s most sensitive activities — clandestine raids with agency
officers against people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and
Afghanistan and the transporting of detainees, according to former
company employees and intelligence officials.
Detrick: Army makes plague vaccine with Britain, Canada -- A group
of Fort Detrick researchers recently found out their 15-plus years of
work to combat the plague would be the focus of a multinational effort
to mass produce a vaccine.
Funny video! It's a ClimateGate Christmas! -- Our friends at
Minnesotans for Global Warming have released a fabulous new video just
in time for the holidays
Pandemic infections hit 50 million; vaccine supply up -- After seven
months of the H1N1 flu pandemic, about 50 million people have been
infected, or one in six U.S. residents, the CDC said today.
inquiry hears that Washington called the shots on post war government
-- MI6 chief says key decisions including banning Saddam's Ba'ath party
from new regime 'were taken in advance in Washington'.
H5N1 and H1N1 in the same family in Vietnam? -- There is a
disturbing new report out of Vietnam that appears to indicate that one
family there has tested positive for both the H5N1 bird flu and the H1N1
H1N1 vaccine roulette: The mercury in the H1N1 swine flu vaccine settles
to the bottom of the vial -- If you are foolish enough to run out
and get injected with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, please make certain to
insist that the person administering the vaccine shakes the flu vaccine
vial very, very well before using it. Why? Because the mercury in the
H1N1 swine flu vaccine is a very heavy metal, it tends to settle on the
bottom of the vaccine vial.
Science according to Al Gore: Earth interior "millions of degrees"
-- Not only did Al Gore invent the internet, he has also redefined earth
science. The puffed up phrophet of the phony climate change movement
went on the Conan O’Brien Show in mid-November and told the world the
temperature of the interior of the earth is “millions of degrees.”
O’Brien didn’t flinch.
Lord Monckton warns Obama will attempt use of executive authority to
commit US to Copenhagen climate agreement -- In a brief video
released on the Internet, Lord Christopher Monkton is seen giving a
speech in Copenhagen warning that President Obama will try to use his
Executive Authority to sign an agreement, rather than a treaty, to
commit the United States to undertake measures against climate change
that will seriously damage the freedoms and prosperity of America.
Food stamps go to a record 37.2 million -- A record 37.2 million
people, or about one out of every eight Americans, received food stamps
in September, as the recession drove a surging jobless rate, according
to a government report.
Shocking 1991 UN Policy Paper Describes the Exact Purpose and Trajectory
of Current Copenhagen Treaty -- A 1991 policy paper prepared for the
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) by
self-described ‘ecosocioeconomist’ professor Ignacy Sachs outlines a
strategy for the transfer of wealth in name of the environment to be
implemented in the course of 35 to 40 years. As it turns out, it is a
visionary paper describing phase by phase the road to world
An overview of HAARP
Massive storm buries central US; 15 ft drifts -- A massive storm
buried much of the central United States in dangerous ice and snow
Wednesday, stranding scores of motorists with massive drifts that shut
down major roads and defeated plows.
Verichip's merger with credit monitoring firm worries privacy activists
-- In November it pulled off a seemingly incongruous acquisition. Now
called PositiveID, the new company is a merger between VeriChip and
Steel Vault, the people behind NationalCreditReport.com.
Fast food standards for meat top those of school lunches -- In the
past three years, the government has provided the nation's schools with
millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the quality or
safety standards of many fast-food restaurants.
Nobel winning Obama defends war in call for peace -- "War is
Peace"-George Orwell 1984
Editor & publisher closing after 108 years -- The Nielsen Co. is
selling some of its most prominent trade journals — including The
Hollywood Reporter and Billboard — and shutting down Editor & Publisher,
which has chronicled the newspaper business for 108 years.
Today in History Thursday December 10, 2009
1520 - Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict. The papacy
demanded that he recant or face excommunication. Luther refused and was
formally expelled from the church in January 1521.
1787-Thomas H. Gallaudet, a pioneer of educating the deaf, was born in
1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th American state.
1830 - Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, MA. Only seven of her works
were published while she was alive.
1845 - British civil engineer Robert Thompson patented the first
1851 - American librarian Melvil Dewey was born. He created the "Dewey
Decimal Classification" system.
1869 - Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory.
1896 - Alfred Bernhard Nobel died in San Remo, Italy. He was a Swedish
chemist who invented dynamite. In his in his will he stipulated that
income from his $9 million estate be used for annual prizes for people
judged to have made valuable humanitarian deeds.
1901 - The first Nobel prizes were awarded.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the
1931 - Jane Addams became a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she
was the first American woman to do so.
1948 - The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal
Declaration on Human Rights.
1964 - In Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel
Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to receive the award.
1980 - South Carolina Representative John W. Jenretter resigned to avoid
being expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives following his
conviction on charges to the FBI's Abscam investigation.
1982 - The Law of the Sea Convention was signed by 118 countries in
1990 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Norplant, a
long-acting contraceptive implant.
1995 - The first U.S. Marines arrived in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo
to join NATO soldiers sent to enforce peace in the former Yugoslavia.
1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space
station 250 miles above the Earth's surface.
2003 The U.S. barred firms based in certain countries, opponents of the
Iraq war, from bidding on Iraqi reconstruction projects. The ban did not
prevent companies from winning subcontracts.
TRU TV know what you think - email contact link -- The Governor said
he's only done a half dozen shows or so and they want to make sure
people like it before they allow him to do more. So take a minute and
write them. (Thanks Bonnie)!
UN Resolution Would Criminalize Christianity -- Attorney Jay
Sekulow from the American Center for Law and Justice reports on the UN
Resolution that would outlaw Christian expression worldwide according to
International Law. Islam is on the march. Here’s the video.
pet safety -- Winter storms don't just affect you -- they also
affect your pets. And your pets depend on you for their safety. There
are many ways to be "Pet Prepared," but you must think ahead and start
Homeowners Lost $5.9 Trillion Since 2006 Peak (Update1) -- Almost
half a trillion dollars was wiped out this year through November as
housing headed for a third straight annual decline. New foreclosures and
higher mortgage rates in 2010 may hinder a rebound, the property data
service said today in a statement. “A phenomenal amount of wealth has
been erased since the housing bust,” Stan Humphries, chief economist for
Seattle- based Zillow, said yesterday in an interview. “For many
households, most of their wealth is tied up in real estate.” Check out
http://www.zillow.com - It will give you an honest assessment of
the state of this economy. (Thanks Jimm)
Cancer profiteering: new drug costs $30,000 a month -- A new cancer
treatment drug called Folotyn, made by a small drug company named Allos
Therapeutics. It costs $30,000 a month. But here's the best part:
Folotyn has never been proven to save lives.
Brussels gives CIA the power to search UK bank records -- This
weekend civil liberties groups and privacy campaigners said the
surveillance programme, introduced as an emergency measure in 2001, was
being imposed on Britain without a proper debate. Shami Chakrabarti,
director of Liberty, said: “The massive scope for transferring personal
information from Europe to the United States is extremely worrying,
especially in the absence of public debate or parliamentary scrutiny
either at EU or domestic level. “No one is saying that allies should not
co-operate, but where is the privacy protection? Where are the judicial
safeguards in such a sweeping scheme? “This looks like yet another
example of lopsided post-9/11 compromise and of the ease with which
temporary emergency measures are foisted on us permanently.”
Contractor Posted Secret TSA Screening Manual Online -- While
insisting the security of the public was never placed at risk,
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said
Wednesday that her department is conducting a review to determine how
the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) air passenger
screening manual ended up online.
Five Put on Leave Over Internet Posting
UK: Big Brother quiz for new school parents: Officials launch 83-point
probe into families' lives -- Parents of five-year-olds starting
school have been sent an 83-point questionnaire that probes personal
details of their lives. It asks whether their children tell lies or
bully others, and if they steal at home or from shops. Parents are
questioned over whether they have friends, if they can speak freely with
others in their family and how well they did at school themselves.
The Quiet Coup -- But I must tell you, to IMF officials, all of
these crises looked depressingly similar. Each country, of course,
needed a loan, but more than that, each needed to make big changes so
that the loan could really work. Almost always, countries in crisis need
to learn to live within their means after a period of excess—exports
must be increased, and imports cut—and the goal is to do this without
the most horrible of recessions. Naturally, the fund’s economists spend
time figuring out the policies—budget, money supply, and the like—that
make sense in this context. Yet the economic solution is seldom very
hard to work out. No, the real concern of the fund’s senior staff, and
the biggest obstacle to recovery, is almost invariably the politics of
countries in crisis.
Doesn't our Congress have anything better to do that pass a college
football playoff bill? -- A House subcommittee approved legislation
Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff
system to determine its national champion, over the objections of some
lawmakers who said Congress has meatier targets to tackle.
Patients choose alternative therapies when given more personal
responsibility by doctors -- The December issue of Arthritis Care &
Research contains a study showing that, when given the option to choose
an alternate treatment, patients are more likely to refuse high-risk
treatments recommended to them and pursue something else. Patients are
more willing to take personal responsibility in making important medical
decisions when their doctors give them the opportunity to consider other
veteran wins fight to keep flagpole in his front yard -- RICHMOND,
Va. — A 90-year-old Medal of Honor recipient can keep his 21-foot
flagpole in his front yard after a homeowner's association dropped its
request to remove it, a spokesman for Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark
Warner said Tuesday.
Bayer admits GMO contamination is out of control -- EXTRACT: Bayer
has admitted it has been unable to control the spread of its
genetically-engineered organisms despite 'the best practices [to stop
contamination]'(1). It shows that all outdoors field trials or
commercial growing of GE crops must be stopped before our crops are
Why does the FBI need 20mm rifles? -- According to this website, the
FBI is spending about $13,000 apiece on two MagFed 20mm rifles. You read
that right; not “.20-caliber” but “20mm.” We’re talking serious
22 stories underground: Iron Mountain's experimental room 48 --
Among dozens of red steel doors inserted in the rock face along
corridors that create an elaborate subterranean honeycomb, you'll find
Room 48, an experiment in data center energy efficiency. Open for just
six months, the room is used by Iron Mountain to discover the best way
to use geothermal conditions and engineering designs to establish the
perfect environment for electronic documents.
Only 10 days into
December and look at all of the layoffs, closings & bankruptcies --
Who says the economy is improving?
American Dream 2: default , then rent -- Thanks to a rare confluence
of factors -- mortgages that far exceed home values and bargain-basement
rents -- a growing number of families are concluding that the new
American dream home is a rental.
to cut cancer risk? Try munching on pistachios -- Benefit comes from
a particular type of vitamin E in the nuts, expert says.
Novartis Is Celebrating - Should We? -- By Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
HHS modifies it's approach to second generation anthrax vaccine --
“Following a thorough evaluation of proposals, we determined that
awarding Project BioShield acquisition contracts at this time would have
placed undue risk of failure on potential contractors and the federal
Homeland security embarks on Big Brother programs to read our minds &
protein: eat the nutrients -- Researchers claim that if no other
food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months
without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was
used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away
caused by the disease.
When toy guns are outlawed only outlaws will have toy guns --
Speaker Christine C Quinn, together with Council Member Al Vann, today
announced legislation that would increase penalties for selling a toy
gun by 500 percent. The legislation would also enhance the Department of
Consumer Affairs’ enforcement ability and allow the agency to shut
stores that are repeat offenders of the law. Department of Consumer
Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Criminal Justice
Coordinator John Feinblatt joined the Speaker and Council Members at the
announcement. The officials also announced a new citywide public
awareness campaign about the dangers of toy guns that look real and real
guns that look like toys. Hmmmm...
The climate change propaganda machine
Holdren's guru: Dispose of 'excess children' like puppies -- Science
chief acknowledges Brown as inspiration for career in ecology.
Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway -- What's
blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky?
Could this be Project Blue Beam?(video)
Neglected crops in Copenhagen -- There is a strong scientific
consensus that altered growing conditions caused by climate change--such
as increases in heat, drought, plant pests and disease--are going to
damage food production rapidly and profoundly. The destabilizing effects
on our food supply will be so far reaching that they are destined to
disrupt, among other things, all of the carefully laid climate
mitigation and adaptation measures it is hoped will emerge from
Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after Danish text leak -- The
UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing
countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders
will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to
rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change
Winter's here, yet Illinois corn harvest drags on -- Across much of
the Corn Belt, a wet spring kept farmers from planting on time or in
some cases forced them to replant washed-out crops. The season was
followed by a cool, damp summer that slowed crop development. A rainy
fall kept farmers out of their fields and prevented corn from quickly
drying out. Corn must be dry before it is used for animal feed, corn
syrup or other products. Elevators penalize farmers if they bring in
corn with high moisture content.
Corruption is destroying the soul of America warns FBI agent -- One
of the FBI's top agents warned yesterday that corruption in the US was
increasing and tearing at the fabric of society.
Obama quietly backs Patriot Act provisions -- With the health care
debate preoccupying the mainstream media, it has gone virtually
unreported that the Barack Obama administration is quietly supporting
renewal of provisions of the George W. Bush-era USA Patriot Act that
civil libertarians say infringe on basic freedoms.
Oklahoma could keep an eye on uninsured motorists -- Plan to record
bar codes on license tags raises lawmaker’s cry of ‘Big Brother’
Ron Paul Poised to finally pass fed audits -- For first time in nine
tries, amendment goes to House floor.
Undocumented volcano contributed to extremely cold decade 1810-1819
-- South Dakota State University researchers and their colleagues
elsewhere in America and in France have found compelling evidence of a
previously undocumented large volcanic eruption that occurred exactly
200 years ago, in 1809. The discovery helps explain the record cold
decade from 1810-1819.
Today in History Wednesday December 9, 2009
1793 - "The American Minerva" was published for the first time. It was
the first daily newspaper in New York City and was founded by Noah
1803 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the
U.S. Congress. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a
President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for
1848 - American author and creator of "Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit,"
Joel Chandler Harris was born.
1854 - Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"
was published in England.
1879 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Ore Milling Company.
1884 - Levant M. Richardson received a patent for the ball-bearing
1907 - Christmas Seals went on sale for the first time, in the
Wilmington, DE, post office.
1914 - The Edison Phonograph Works was destroyed by fire..
1940 - The Longines Watch Company signed for the first FM radio
advertising contract with experimental station W2XOR in New York City.
1958 - In Indianapolis, IN, Robert H.W. Welch Jr. and 11 other men met
to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
1960 - Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled a new computer, known as "Univac
1975 - U.S. President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan
authorization to prevent New York City from having to default.
1990 - Lech Walesa won Poland's first direct presidential election in
the country's history.
1990 - The first American hostages to be released by Iraq began arriving
in the U.S.
1992 - Clair George, former CIA spy chief, was convicted of lying to the
U.S. Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. U.S. President George Bush
later pardoned George
1993 - At Princeton University in New Jersey, scientists produced a
controlled fusion reaction equivalent to 3 million watts.
1999 - The U.S. announced that it was expelling a Russian diplomat that
had been caught gathering information with an eavesdropping device at
the U.S. State Department.
2002 - United Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing $4
billion in the previous two years. It was the sixth largest bankruptcy
PRAY REQUEST FOR Greg Pound AT 8:27 -- Listeners please pray for Greg
Pound at 8:27 AM this morning. We pray the court rules in his favor and
that he gets his kids back!!
Spices halt growth of breast cancer stem cells, UM study finds --
Researchers at the University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that when the dietary compounds
curcumin, which is derived from the Indian spice turmeric, and piperine,
derived from black peppers, were applied to breast cells in culture,
they decreased the number of stem cells while having no effect on normal
differentiated cells. “If we can limit the number of stem cells, we can
limit the number of cells with potential to form tumors,” says lead
author Madhuri Kakarala, M.D., clinical lecturer in internal medicine at
the U-M Medical School and a research investigator at the VA Ann Arbor
Can You Afford Fries With That? -- The economy is so bad parents in
Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
The economy is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting. The
economy is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
Will Missouri Nullify Federal Gun Laws? -- Missouri State
Representative Cynthia Davis has introduced the “Firearms Freedom Act”
(HB1230) – prefiled for the 2010 legislative session. The bill “Asserts
the right of the State of Missouri to regulate the intrastate use and
acquisition of certain firearms pursuant to the reserved powers of the
state over intrastate commerce and the Second Amendment right to keep
and bear arms.”
The amazing story behind the global warming scam -- The key players
are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across
America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws
that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints.
Articles from Pravda -- You'll not see this in the US mainstream
George Washington letter smashes auction record -- A letter written
by the first US President, George Washington, has sold at auction for
Orange: Birth defects plague Vietnam; US slow to help -- U.S.,
Vietnam split over whether defoliants used in war are to blame.
report notes similarity of New York City H1N1 swine flu deaths with 1918
Spanish flu epidemic -- A shocking new report from the National
Institutes For Health has noted the similarity between H1N1 swine flu
deaths in New York City and deaths caused by the 1918 Spanish flu
Internet worries mount by Holly Deyo -- A growing number of issues
may bring down the Net.
How to shut down the 'Net -- A guide for repressive regimes
Homeowner Bailout Plan May Not Stop US Housing Market Crash -- Yet
despite efforts by the US Treasury Department last week to step up
pressure on mortgage companies to modify more loans, take-up has been
slow and the programme has been widely condemned for providing
insufficient help to borrowers who have lost their jobs or who owe more
than their homes are worth. Only a small percentage of eligible
Americans have benefited from payment reductions, and many are
encountering difficulties as they try to make the cuts permanent. Since
2006, when the US housing bubble burst, 2.3 million American homes have
been repossessed, according to RealtyTrac, the data provider.
California city asks: why so many birth defects -- Some residents of
the impoverished town wonder if a nearby hazardous waste facility is to
Silver (& copper) bullets kill disease causing bacteria -- The
bottom line: following the colloidal silver uproar, many people may now
believe silver has no efficacy at all in protecting health. But that
assumption is unscientific and downright wrong.
Security will go bust in 2010 -- For the third time in my life, the
Social Security System will go belly-up. The first time was in 1977
well, almost. To head off the bust, Jimmy Carter got Congress to pass a
major FICA tax increase sorry, "contribution" increase in order to
save Social Security. Read More...
A lonely voice against the Fed now leads a chorus -- Ron Paul is
used to going it alone. During 20 years in Washington, the libertarian
Republican congressman from Texas has proposed doing away with personal
income taxes, federal antitrust laws and the minimum wage. He's
advocated pulling the United States out of the United Nations, NATO and
the International Monetary Fund. Those efforts have mostly been
legislative non-starters. Many of his bills fail to attract a single
co-sponsor. But one of his perennial causes is headed to the House floor
Wednesday with widespread support: to audit the Federal Reserve. That
measure, which he first introduced in 1983, has the backing of more than
300 legislators and last month won bipartisan approval in the House
Financial Services Committee.
Dyes injected for imaging are more dangerous than the MRI -- If you
take a dye for an MRI (magnetic resonance imagery) examination orally,
your chances of danger from that dye are slim and none. It's the ones
that are injected that can cause problems. They are known as gadolinium
based contrast agents or GBCAs.
Open letter to UN from scientists challenging climate change --
"Climate change science is in a period of ‘negative discovery’ - the
more we learn about this exceptionally complex and rapidly evolving
field the more we realize how little we know. Truly, the science is NOT
Famous weather scientist: Climategate just the tip of the iceberg --
'Conspiracy would become manifest' if all climate research e-mails
Indiana: city threatens $2500 fines for challenging traffic tickets
-- Motorists who receive a minor parking or traffic ticket in
Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if
they attempt to take the ticket to court.
Battery made of paper charges up -- Batteries made from plain copier
paper could make for future energy storage that is truly paper thin.
Scientists show Monsanto's GE corn is a health hazard
Google CEO: secrets are for filthy people -- "If you have something
that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in
the first place."
Major corruption at World Health Organization -- Did you know: WHO's
'Mr Flu' Holland's Albert Osterhaus has deep ties to pharma industry &
The WHO gets more money from private pharma and related industry sources
than from governments....and there's more...
Breaking point 2010 by Gerald Celente -- The first decade of the
21st century is going out the same way it came in with a bust and a
bang. The dot-com bubble burst in 2000, and the Bailout Bubble will bust
US Air Force confirms "Beast of Kandahar" drone -- Robots or
"unmanned systems" in the air and on the ground are now deployed by the
thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan, spying from the sky for hours on end,
searching for booby-traps and firing lethal missiles without putting US
soldiers at risk.
on Indian tribe's travails with the IRS -- IRS auctioned Crow
Creek's ancestral land for tax purposes.
Auction brings $2.6 million
Article from last week leading up to sale -- Robert Williams Jr., a
law professor and director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
Program at the University of Arizona, said "it is ironic that the Obama
administration is pressuring banks to ease up on their mortgage
foreclosure policies for defaulting homeowners in the worst recession
since the Depression, and here Obama's IRS is going after one of the
poorest tribes in one of the poorest and economically hard-hit areas of
Pilot program at Pittsburgh elementary school uses finger scans for
students to access accounts -- The school recently installed a
lunchroom device that scans children's fingers and uses the scans to
access personalized lunch accounts.
Rep Rangel to push for overhaul of tax system -- The best part of
this article are the comments.
TSA leaks sensitive airport screening manual -- Who needs anonymous
sources when the government is perfectly capable of leaking its own
MIT researchers develop tech for next generation of airport scanners
-- New scanner tech uses terahertz lasers.
Stupid news -- Police cars repossessed in Louisiana, mayor blames
stimulus fund snafu
A critical decision - Members of all branches of the United States
Military will soon be facing a most critical decision -- The
European Union Times is reporting here that Obama is using the
deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan to cover for the movement
of some 200,000 troops, presently on duty in countries other than Iraq
and Afghanistan, to USNORTHCOM to prepare for the "expected outbreak of
Civil War within the United States before the end of winter."
Homeland Security to study dispersion of biological weapons in Boston
subway -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department has announced that
it will release harmless gases and dye tracers into Boston's subway
system next week to study the circulation of airborne contaminants
through public transit networks in the event of a biological or chemical
20 signs that the UK has become the most oppressive big brother society
on earth -- Read 20 signs that the U.K. has now become the most
oppressive Big Brother society on earth.
Copenhagen climate summit: Global warming caused by sun's radiation
-- Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a
leading scientist speaking out at an alternative "sceptics' conference"
State Dept. (sorta) fires 101st Tequila Brigade -- Josh Rogin at The
Cable confirms that the State Department is ending its contract
ArmorGroup, the private security outfit that held the $187 million
embassy security deal in Kabul. Allegations of poor contractor
performance first surfaced back in 2007, but the department took no
action until employees were caught — quite literally — with their pants
Today in History Tuesday December 8, 2009
1765 - Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton
gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable
1776 - George Washington's retreating army in the American Revolution
crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the
Reconstruction of the South.
1886 - At a convention of union leaders in Columbus, OH, the American
Federation of Labor was founded.
1941 - The United States entered World War II when it declared war
against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl
Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.
1953 - Los Angeles became the third largest city in the United States.
1962 - Workers of the International Typographical Union began striking
and closed nine New York City newspapers. The strike lasted 114 days and
ended April 1, 1963.
1982 - Norman D. Mayer demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the
Washington Monument hostage. He threatened to blow it up with explosives
he claimed were inside a van. 10 hours later he was shot to death by
1987 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev
signed a treaty agreeing to destroy their nations' arsenals of
intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
1992 - Americans got to see live television coverage of U.S. troops
landing on the beaches of Somalia during Operation Restore Hope. (Due to
the time difference, it was December 9 in Somalia.)
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed into law the North American Free
1997 - The second largest bank was created with the announcement that
Union Bank Switzerland and the Swiss Bank Corporation would merge. The
combined assets were more than $590 billion.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police could not search a
person or their cars after ticketing for a routine traffic violation.
1998 - The FBI opened its files on Frank Sinatra to the public. The file
contained over 1,300 pages.
1998 - AT&T Corp. announced that it was buying IBM's data networking
business for $5 billion cash.
1999 - In Memphis, TN, a jury found that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had
been the victim of a vast murder conspiracy, not a lone assassin.
Michigan funds "Mandy & Pandy" -- Four Michigan Startups Get State
Pre-Seed Funds - Why would the state of Michigan use seed money to fund
this? Mandy & Pandy are going to help children learn how to speak
Chinese, as they say, in a "fun and easy way". Thanks Jimm!
IRS sells off impoverished Indian tribe's land to pay tax debts --
the IRS was auctioning the land to recover more than $3.1 million in
federal employment taxes owed by the tribe. The tribe didn't pay the
taxes because it was told, erroneously, by an official connected to the
BIA that federally recognized tribes do not have to pay the taxes.
EPA rules CO2 a danger to human health -- Allows Big Government
control over us.
Obama the Puppet: The world's least powerful man by Paul Craig Roberts
-- It didn't take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to
heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli
settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Read More...
Administration to hike driving taxes for NON-ROAD spending -- More
tolls and vehicle miles traveled tax coming.
happening in Europe by 2013 -- European Electonic Toll Service.
That's the term for a scheme recently adopted by the European Commission
to enable tolls to be paid almost everywhere in the European Community
with one contract, one account and one on-board unit (transponder or
GPS). They envisage just the one EETS electronic toll service provider.
Texas: Judge Ignores November Vote On Anti-Camera Initiative --
Judge overturns vote in favor of company that makes them.
It's not just Obama, it's the system -- Our methods of change are
proven ineffectual, the expressed terms of the constitution
notwithstanding. It is time for a different course of action–a course
that has already been given to us by principle and practice. It is time
that we the people of the states think in the pure political and
philosophical terms that formed our country and secured our freedom in
1776. It is time that the states of this country reclaim what has been
taken from us and to reignite the flames of independence and federalism
which will cause freedom to burn brightly for us and our posterity for
years to come.
Is US prepared to care for more casualties from troop buildup? -- As
the Obama administration ramps up the war in Afghanistan, veterans
advocates say the government must develop a better plan to handle the
wounded when they come home.
"BPA free" foods found to contain BPA -- A recent analysis of canned
foods revealed that, across the board, the cans contained measurable
levels of bisphenol A, also known as BPA, a toxin known to cause
hormonal problems, sexual dysfunction, cancer, and other abnormalities.
Even among products labeled "BPA-free", tests revealed levels of BPA
significant enough to cause problems.
US probing more cases of CT scan radiation overexposure, sometimes as
much as 800% -- U.S. regulators are probing more cases of patients
who were exposed to excess radiation from brain scans performed with
equipment from General Electric and Toshiba, government officials said
USDA labels PETA a terrorist group -- PETA is not the most popular
kid on the block. Between antagonizing meat-eaters and radicalizing the
use of naked ad campaigns, the animal rights group has made more than a
couple enemies. This is the first time, however, that the lawful,
nonviolent organization has been officially classified as a “terrorist
Was Democrats' health care strategy written in Federal prison? --
Rep. Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, used to be the leader of
Citizen Action/Illinois. He also founded its predecessor, Illinois
Public Action, in which Ms. Schakowsky served as Program Director. He
runs a political consulting firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, which
lists ACORN and the SEIU among its clients and which made $541,000
working for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Creamer
ended up in prison for bank fraud and tax evasion where he wrote a
lengthy political manual, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How
Progressives Can Win. Read More...
Former Chrysler dealers fight back using the Quo Warranto by Devvy Kidd
-- A quo warranto may be issued from the United States District Court
for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States against a
person who within the District of Columbia usurps, intrudes into, or
unlawfully holds or exercises, a franchise conferred by the United
States or a public office of the United States, civil or military. The
proceedings shall be deemed a civil action.
I was a caddy for the elite-interesting insight -- Having tripped
across the truth about 9/11, central banks, etc. in 2006, I set out to
get a grasp on the elite class in order to understand their collective
mindset. For three summers, I caddied at one of the most exclusive
private golf clubs in the Northeast and had the opportunity to spend
four hours at a time with some of the most recognizable stars of the
business world and their families. I was not out there asking direct
questions like a journalist, just going where the conversations went.
Read some of the impressions these experiences left me with.
Severe winter weather hits US -- Much of the United States was
braced for severe winter weather on Monday, as a major storm hit
California while an unrelated first round of wintry conditions snarled
commutes in the Midwest. The storm hitting California Monday afternoon
was expected to affect weather across the country through Wednesday.
Rand Corp: A Stability Police Force for the US -- Justifications and
options for creating US capabilities - The authors conclude that an SPF
containing 6,000 people — created in the U.S. Marshals Service and
staffed by a “hybrid option,” in which SPF members are federal police
officers seconded to federal, state, and local police agencies when not
deployed — would be the most effective of the options considered. The
SPF would be able to deploy in 30 days. The cost for this option would
be $637.3 million annually, in FY2007 dollars.
High Court hears argument on Miranda rights to lawyer -- The Supreme
Court heard arguments Monday on whether Florida police misread a
suspect's Miranda right to have a lawyer present during questioning when
they told the man he had the right to consult a lawyer "before answering
any questions." Justice Sonia Sotamayer asked from the high court bench,
"The police here could have chosen to be explicit, but instead they
chose to be less explicit. Shouldn't we assume that that is an intent to
deceive or perhaps to confuse?"
Wal-Mart to pay $40 million to settle wage claims in MA. -- The
settlement is in response to a 2001 class action filed by two former
employees, who accused the mega-retailer of skimping on employee breaks
and overtime pay and fudging timesheets to reduce hours worked.
VIDEO: Police youth corps confronted at parade
How many Afghans will die in Obama's war? -- In the media coverage
of Barack Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, one
question goes unasked and unanswered: how many thousands, tens of
thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Afghan civilians will die as a
result of US military aggression?
Average speed cameras installed in neighborhoods for the first time
-- The cameras, which link wirelessly to each other, are capable of
tracking vehicles for up to 15 miles whichever route they take over a
White House security breached 91 times since 1980 -- According to a
devastating internal review leaked after Tareq and Michaele Salahi
strolled into the banquet for the Indian Prime Minister without a
ticket, there have been at least 91 breaches of Secret Service security
in the past 30 years, including at least four by a serial intruder who
believes that God has made him undetectable to bodyguards.
30 dead as mystery flu plague ravages Saratov, Russia -- Der Spiegel
is reporting that 30 deaths being blamed on the H1N1 swine flu have
created panic among the citizens of Saratov, Russia.
Spain reports mutant swine flu death
Chicago: Deaths, hospitalizations for H1N1 high in minorities --
H1N1 swine flu death rates for blacks and Hispanics in Illinois are
double the rate for whites, state health officials said Friday, though
it's not clear why.
Look out...new vaccine ad campaign coming -- U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and the Ad Council Launch New Nationwide PSA
Campaign Urging Vaccination against the H1N1 Flu Virus.
PHOTOS: Amazing images from around the world -- Take the time to
look around you and marvel at the beautiful planet on which we live.
Here scientists walk on an iceberg, 36 metres above the water surface of
Kane Basin in the Arctic.
Hanford nuclear reservation pulls down big stimulus dollars -- It
was ground zero for nuclear bomb production, then it became the nation's
biggest atomic waste headache. Now the old Hanford nuclear reservation
boasts a new distinction: It is the single biggest recipient of federal
White House is urged to help states with nuclear plants stockpile
thyroid drugs -- After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,
Congress passed a law instructing the federal government to help states
build bigger stocks of a simple, cheap drug to protect people near
nuclear power plants in the event of an accident or terrorist attack.
Pillaging pirates holding Greek supertanker warn against Navy raid
-- Somali pirates who captured an oil-laden Greek tanker a week ago on
Saturday warned against any attempt by foreign naval forces to free the
vessel by force. Hijacked on November 29 with a crew of 16 Filipinos,
nine Greeks, two Ukrainians and a Romanian, the Greek-flagged Maran
Centaurus -- a very large crude carrier -- is now anchored off the
pirate lair of Haradhere, they said.
Today in History Monday December 7, 2009
1787 - Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution
becoming the first of the United States.
1796 - John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United
1836 - Martin Van Buren was elected the eighth president of the United
1925 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard
freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to
play "Tarzan" in several movies.
1926 - The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux
1941 - Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked
by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. The attack resulted in the U.S.
entering into World War II.
1972 - Apollo 17 was launched at Cape Canaveral. It was the last U.S.
1987 - Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for
the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with
U.S. President Reagan.
1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Mississippi abortion law which,
required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before
terminating their pregnancies.
1993 - Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary revealed that the U.S. government
had conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests in secret at its
Nevada test site.
1993 - Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested that the U.S.
government study the impact of drug legalization.
1995 - A probe sent from the Galileo spacecraft entered into Jupiter's
atmosphere. The probe sent back data to the mothership before it was
1998 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent
counsel investigation of President Clinton over 1996 campaign financing.
Orders 1 Million US Troops to Prepare for Civil War -- Russian
Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin that US
President Barack Obama has issued orders to his Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM)
top leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to “begin immediately”
increasing his military forces to 1 million troops by January 30, 2010,
in what these reports warn is an expected outbreak of civil war within
the United States before the end of winter.
Biggest climate meeting in history kicks off -- COPENHAGEN - The
biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192
nations, opened in Copenhagen on Monday with host Denmark saying an
unmissable opportunity to protect the planet was "within reach."
more banks failed Friday -- Regulators on Friday shut down six U.S.
banks, taking the total number of bank closures in the year to 130.
Bin Laden information in years says Gates -- The US has had no
reliable information on the whereabouts of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin
Laden in years, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has admitted.
Reports in 2002 said Bin Laden died of kidney failure
insanity! -- Springfield, Missouri government plots
undercover sting operation against families selling raw milk!!!!!!!!!
Slim-Fast Launches Recall of 10 Million Cans -- The maker of
Slim-Fast announced a recall of its canned, ready-to-drink products due
to possible bacterial contamination. The weight-loss drink may be
tainted by Bacillus cereus, which can cause diarrhea, nausea and
drug found to promote cancer tumors, but FDA says keep using it anyway
-- "Based on the currently available data, the FDA recommends that
patients should not stop taking their insulin therapy without consulting
a physician, since uncontrolled blood sugar levels can have both
immediate and long-term serious adverse effects," the FDA said.
Dubai stocks drop most in world on concern about debt problems --
Dubai shares tumbled to lowest in more than four months, led by Emaar
Properties PJSC and Emirates NBD PJSC, on investor concern that a
potential Dubai World default will hurt economic growth in the emirate.
Long term unemployment worsens -- Within the vast pool of 15.4
million unemployed workers, a split is emerging: The number of long-term
jobless -- those out of work six months or longer -- is growing, while
the number of short-term unemployed is declining.
Nature's flu fighter -- Elderberry is an excellent and proven
preventative and treatment for influenza and upper respiratory
infections. Folk medicine has long recommended an elderberry tincture or
tea when treating colds and flu and scientific data now adds credence to
those folk medicine claims.
12 days, 3 networks and no mention of ClimateGate scandal -- Even as
Copenhagen looms, broadcast news ignores e-mails suggesting warming
alarmists 'manipulated' data, conspired to destroy information and
thwarted peer reviews.
the lighter side: YouTube: Silent Monks Singing Halleluia -- High
school students get creative.
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos,140 private planes & caviar
wedges -- Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that
will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.
out for sneaky online shopping scams -- After over a decade of
complaints to Better Business Bureaus and state Attorney Generals (AGs),
a Senate Commerce Committee finished a full scale investigation of
"questionable business practices" in e-commerce this past November. Read
Stores face new hurdles in pitching credit cards -- The
restrictions, if enacted by the Federal Reserve, would force retailers
to gather more financial information from customers— including how much
they earn— before giving them credit.
Timetable of US troop pullout in Afghanistan uncertain...it could be 2
to 5 years -- Robert Gates, defense secretary, said US troops could
be in Afghanistan for years to come as administration officials sought
to refute criticism that setting a 2011 withdrawal date was a strategic
Af-Pak war racket: the Obama illusion comes crashing down -- The
economic elite have escalated their attack on the U.S. public by surging
military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
$10 an hour with 2 kids? IRS pounces -- The government not only told
Porcaro she was poor. They said she was too poor to make it in Seattle.
"I asked the IRS lady straight upfront — 'I don't have anything, why are
you auditing me?' " Porcaro recalled. "I said, 'Why me, when I don't own
a home, a business, a car?' " "They showed us a spreadsheet of incomes
in the Seattle area," says Dante Driver, an accountant at Seattle's G.A.
Michael and Co. "The auditor said, 'You made eighteen thousand, and our
data show a family of three needs at least thirty-six thousand to get by
in Seattle." Read More...
New evidence shows huge price rises for GM seed –- A stark warning
to UK farmers.
Bloomberg & Lautenberg team up to violate the second & fourteeth
amendments -- (S. 1317, H.R. 2159 in the House), which would allow
the Attorney General to stop watchlisted people from buying guns through
NICS. It would also prevent those people from contesting their
rejections in a full and open hearing in court. Obviously, that scheme
would violate not only the Second Amendment, but also the Fourteenth
Amendment’s protection against deprivation of liberty without due
process of law.
Is Erik Prince 'greymailing' the US government? -- The in-depth
Vanity Fair profile of the infamous owner of Blackwater, Erik Prince, is
remarkable on many levels--not least among them that Prince appeared to
give the story's author, former CIA lawyer Adam Ciralsky, unprecedented
access to information about sensitive, classified and lethal operations
not only of Prince's forces, but Prince himself.
Sprint manager: 'Half of all police surveillance includes text
messaging' -- Half of millions -- including some 8 million
automated, web-based requests for GPS location, all in just over a
Sprint lawful spying guide(pdf)
Voicestream lawful spying guide(pdf)
Research reveals most victims of 1918 Spanish flu died from bacterial
pneumonia -- Just like those dying from swine flu mutation in
Are large dams altering extreme weather patterns? -- Large dams may
cause shifting regional weather extremes. This finding is causing
scientists to wonder if aging dams around the world can withstand the
extreme weather events they may inadvertently generate.
Freaky fish -- The strange creatures that inhabit the oceans.
The short guide to a healthy dog -- Here are several things to keep
in mind as we head to the field with our dogs.
Environmental warfare: Climate modification schemes -- Who would
have the wisdom to dispense drought, severe winters, or the effects of
storms... If, as history shows, fantasies of weather and climate control
have chiefly served commercial and military interests, why should we
expect the future to be different?
The weird architecture of rebuilt houses in New Orleans -- A
Manhattan-based architect who was born and raised in New Orleans,
described the houses as “alien, sometimes even insulting,” adding, “the
biggest problem is that they are not grounded in the history of New
Orleans architecture.” Visit the link and check out some of the
houses being built.
Chinese wind power companies target global markets -- China's
Goldwind Science & Technology Ltd. is one of the world's biggest makers
of wind turbines _ a cornerstone of the booming clean power business _
but is virtually unknown outside its home country.
Meanwhile US windmill company has layoffs -- Cambria County PA
windmill company to lay off 114.
You know the economy is bad when they close a dollar store -- Store
clerks in Pasco are about to be out of job. The Dollar Store at
Sylvester Street and 20th Avenue is closing. The company is blaming the
* Just take a look
at the layoffs & closing for the first week of December! -- Schools,
grocery stores, hospitals, fire stations, local governments,
restaurants, car dealers....Who says the economy is improving?
Today in History Friday December 4, 2009
1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces
Tavern in New York.
1812 - Peter Gaillard patented the power mower.
1867 - The National Grange of Husbandry was founded.
1875 - William Marcy Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall
political organization, escaped from jail and fled from the U.S.
1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the
Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to
travel to Europe while in office.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of
the Works Progress Administration. The program had been created in order
to provide jobs during the Great Depression.
1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time
during World War II.
1945 - The U.S. Senate approved American participation in the United
1965 - The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman
and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board.
1973 - Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter.
1979 - For the second time, the United Nations Security Council voted
unanimously to urge Iran to free American hostages that had been taken
on November 4.
1986 - Both U.S. houses of Congress moved to establish special
committees to conduct their own investigations of the Iran-Contra
1991 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was released after
nearly seven years in captivity in Lebanon.
1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
1992 - U.S. President Bush ordered American troops to lead a mercy
mission to Somalia.
Obama - Yes We Can = Thank You Satan -- Listen closely!!
Place Illuminati backwards within a URL format then put it in your
browser and see where it takes you -- Like this
http://www.itanimulli.com. (Thanks Don)
Chinese official slams banks over derivatives -- A senior Chinese
official who oversees the country’s largest state-owned enterprises has
publicly slammed western investment banks for “maliciously” peddling
complicated derivative products that caused huge losses for Chinese
companies over the last year. In Beijing’s strongest criticism on the
matter to date, Li Wei, vice director of the State-owned Assets
Supervision and Administration Commission, singled out Goldman Sachs,
Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup in a long and highly
critical article in the latest issue of an official Communist party
Jesse Ventura and his team head north to a remote region of Alaska to
confront the military installation called HAARP -- Watch Jesse
Ventura's new show, Conspiracy Theory, divided into six parts:
Climategate is non-event? Think again -- President Obama's climate
czar, Carol M. Browner, and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs might
think that Climate-gate is a nonevent, but on Monday Pennsylvania State
University announced that it was launching an investigation into the
academic conduct of Michael Mann, the school's Director of the Earth
System Science Center. And Tuesday, Phil Jones, the director of the
Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia, announced
that he would stand aside as director while his university conducted an
Warning: Drug ads are harmful to your health -- Currently, some
members of Congress, including Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California), are
calling for stricter FDA regulations of DTCA because the ads can lead to
inappropriate prescribing. They also portray what may be a non-medical
problem (such as over-active bladder, the latest "malady" discovered by
Big Pharma) as a treatable medical illness requiring side-effect-laden
Media ignores Navy SEALS for Tiger woods diversion -- The Media
can’t be bothered to tell the story of charges filed against three Navy
SEALs who captured the supposed mastermind behind the slaughter of four
Blackwater security guards in Fallujah five years ago.
Pentagon: 1 in 3 female soldiers are raped or sexually assaulted by
fellow soldiers -- Watch the following video where Russia Today
interviews one woman about her personal experience of being raped while
serving in Iraq.
gets 'kennel cough' from her dog's vaccine -- Bordetella pneumonia
in a person from dogs vaccine.
Peter Schiff: Gold to Soar to $5,000 -- Look for the price of gold
to hit $5,000 very soon, Peter Schiff, president of EuroPacificCapital
tells the financial news network CNBC.
Western Pa man cited for flying flag upside down -- A western
Pennsylvania man has been cited under a little used law for flying his
American flag upside-down. Related Article:
Portersville man says flying flag upside down was a mistake
International officials knew 9-11 was brewing -- There is evidence
that officials at high levels in Syria, Germany and even inside the
Central Intelligence Agency had information about the 9/11 terror
hijackers' hatred for Americans and their desire to attack the U.S.
before the mass murders were carried out, according to a report from
Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
Beware Windows 7 -- Frustrated Windows 7 users are facing 'black
screens of death' after logging on to their computers, Microsoft have
Now, How to fix it -- While Microsoft investigates, British PC
security firm Prevx has issued an unofficial fix. Its 11-step
walkthrough promises to solve the problem free of charge. (We should say
that the Monitor has not tried this approach. None of our computers have
faced the dreaded black screen. But Prevx is a reliable name.)
Danish cops prepare dog kennels for Copenhagen protestors -- “The
old buildings in Valby, which is intended to house the arrested
protesters during the climateconference, bears all the hallmarks of a
dog kennel.” “346 people are to be held in the 37 cages in the old
brewery storage facilities of world wide danish corporation Carlsberg.”
Deal in works to solve some FEMA trailer claims -- Lawyers for one
of several trailer manufacturers accused of supplying the federal
government with toxic hurricane shelters said Wednesday they were
negotiating a settlement for thousands of claims.
Australian Senate rejects climate bill -- Australia’s Senate
rejected the government’s climate-change bill, frustrating Labor Prime
Minister Kevin Rudd’s ambition of taking landmark legislation to global
warming talks with world leaders in Copenhagen.
Another 10 year old tasered by cop in Colorado -- For at least the
second time in three weeks, police officers have shocked an unruly
10-year- old child, and, once again, the child's adult guardians are
supporting the move. Be sure to read the comment section!
Critics attack new "Big Brother quiz" aimed at identifying young
criminals -- Troubled children as young as five are to be tracked by
authorities under "Big Brother" government plans to identify the
criminals of the future.
While people are distracted by fake news Obama quietly expands drone war
in Pakistan -- President Obama focused his speech on Afghanistan. He
left much unsaid about Pakistan, where the main terrorists he is
targeting are located, but where he can send no troops.
Anguish lingers in Bhopal 25 years after chemical disaster -- Bhopal
residents are still angry with Union Carbide, owner of the chemical
plant that 25 years ago today released a poisonous gas cloud that killed
more than 15,000 people and injured hundreds of thousands in what's been
termed the world's worst industrial accident.
BPA on cash register receipts? -- Janet Raloff, writing a blog item
for ScienceNews, the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public,
says that a Massachusetts researcher has found a new source of BPA: cash
UK: photographer questioned by anti terrorism police for taking too many
photos of Christmas lights -- An amateur photographer taking
pictures of Christmas lights was questioned by police under anti-terror
Turnpike recording license plates of anyone who pays with $20 bill or
larger -- Supposedly to find counterfeit bills.
Command posts of the future readied for Afghan surge -- The marines
heading to Afghanistan as part of this latest surge will keep track of
friendly troops, enemy attacks and civilian infrastructure using Command
Posts of the Future. Literally.
Crazy news: Argentine leaders throw chairs at each other --
Politicians were seen on local television hurling plastic chairs and
pushing and shouting at each other.
North Korea panic after currency revaluation -- Surprise decision to
redenominate its currency has prompted panic and despair among merchants
left with piles of worthless notes, even driving one couple to suicide,
activists said today.
Medicare part D reforms will harm seniors -- An ObamaCare change
will cost taxpayers a bundle and lead to poorer drug coverage.
Drugmaker's payments draw heat -- A $112 million settlement
involving alleged drug kickbacks that the Justice Dept. announced with
the nation's largest nursing home pharmacy and a generic drug
manufacturer on Nov. 3 is part of a wide-ranging investigation of
suspected Medicaid fraud by the pharmaceutical industry.
Foot reflexology massage relieves stress & back pain -- The first
step in addressing back problems through reflexology is to find a
qualified reflexologist who will use specific techniques to exert deep
pressure on the foot area corresponding with the specific back problem.
This may be painful and several sessions may be required before the
condition improves. Sore points are often the most important ones to
work on, since they represent places where energy is blocked. A gentle
spa type massage is probably not going to help much, pleasant as it may
Yucca mountain nuclear disposal site is dead -- Former Sen. Pete
Domenici, a longtime advocate of nuclear power, said yesterday that it
is time to give up attempts to create a permanent disposal site for the
nation's nuclear waste fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. He urged the
Obama administration to move ahead with a planned blue-ribbon commission
to find an alternative.
Recent world events indicate impending market chaos -- We are now on
the edge of winter 2009, and recent events across the globe indicate
more and more that our predictions for 2010 were correct. Take a look at
some of those events and their implications...
causes obesity-hides behind many fake names -- MSG hides behind 25
or more names, such as "Natural Flavoring". MSG is even in your
favourite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee shops.
Today in History Thursday December
1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union.
1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.
1833 - Oberlin College in Ohio opened as the first truly coeducational
school of higher education in the United States.
1835 - In Rhode Island, the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company
issued the first fire insurance policy.
1910 - The neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor
Show. The lamp was developed by French physicist Georges Claude.
1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time.
1947 - The Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened at
Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater.
1948 - The "Pumpkin Papers" came to public light. The House Un-American
Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker
Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a
pumpkin on his Maryland farm.
1950 - Paul Harvey began his national radio broadcast.
1964 - Police arrested about 800 students at the University of
California at Berkeley. The arrest took place one day after the students
staged a massive sit-in inside an administration building.
1967 - The famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its
final run from New York to Chicago.
1973 - Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter. The
first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, FL,
on March 2, 1972.
1980 - U.S. Representatives Frank Thompson, Jr. (D-NJ) and John Murphy
(D-NY) were convicted on Abscam charges.
1983 - 3-foot-high concrete barriers were installed at two White House
1984 - In Bhopal, India, more than 2,000 people were killed after a
cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide plant. The plant was
operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.
1997 - In Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to
sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land
mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
1999 - The World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded a four-day meeting
in Seattle, WA, without setting an agenda for a new round of trade
talks. The meeting was met with fierce protests by various groups.
1999 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost
radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it entered Mars' atmosphere.
The spacecraft was unmanned.
Thought For The Day from our Friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- The Good
Grace To Listen: When someone asks a question, but does not give you the
opportunity to answer, do not be frustrated; it is their question, which
has been wasted. Your answer remains with you, for those with the good
grace to listen.
24 States Borrow Money To Pay Unemployment Benefits -- Increased
taxes aside, business have little reason to expand given rampant
overcapacity in retail stores, restaurants, strip malls, office space,
etc. Neither housing, commercial real estate, nor autos will provide the
same boost as coming out of the last recession. Couple that with over 9
million people working part-time whose hours will be lengthened before
new hiring begins and you can see what a mess this is.
Our Annual Predictions for 2010. Good News and Bad News -- New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and
California are among the financially worst, hurting from falling tax
revenue on broken businesses and consumers. Read More...
Army Times: "Trigger Happy" private security undermines Afghan mission
-- According to one Afghan security official, private security guards
have killed or wounded more than thirty civilians over the past four
years in just the Marwand district and the district chief there claims
that "most of them are addicted to heroin."
Mother has 2 year old taken for refusal to feed junk food -- Zak
Hessey was placed in a foster home for four months because his parents
refused advice to feed him junk food to help the toddler gain weight.
Cost of Afghan war explodes -- President Obama's decision to send
30,000 more troops to Afghanistan means more red ink for a nation
reeling from a $12 trillion debt.
America's best kept secret is the School of the Americas -- When did
Chelsea Clinton’s marriage plans or Tiger Woods’ health issues become
important headline stories? These issues don’t affect us, but they
continue to steal air time from important issues such as the countless
murders or violations of human rights linked to School of the Americas
November layoffs, bankruptcies & closings -- Your source for daily
Unemployment worsens, climbs in nearly half of Metropolitan areas --
Despite all of our government's recovery efforts, it still can't get a
grasp on the dampened job market.
Yahoo, Verizon: Our Spy Capabilities Would ‘Shock’, ‘Confuse’ Consumers
-- Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers
charge to funnel your private communications or records to U.S. law
enforcement and spy agencies? Read More...
Medical imaging tests expose patients to unnecessary amounts of
radiation -- A University of Wisconsin (UW) study has found that
patients who receive computed tomography (CT) scans for various
abdominal and pelvic conditions often receive a slew of additional scans
that are unnecessary and that expose them to excess radiation. The
findings were presented at the meeting of the Radiological Society of
North America (RSNA).
Hospital Botched Prostate Cancer Treatments in Nearly Four out of Five
Men -- In 92 out of either 114 or 116 treatments performed
(depending on the source), medical workers at the Veterans Affairs
Medical Center in Philadelphia botched a procedure known as
brachytherapy, in which radioactive seeds are implanted into the body to
kill off malignant cells. In 57 of these cases, radiation doses too low
to be effective were used. In 35 of these cases, dangerously high levels
of radiation were delivered to the wrong part of the body. Some patients
were the victims of both errors on separate occasions.
engineered crops have led to massive increases in pesticide use --
According to a recent report compiled from U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) data, the growing of genetically engineered crops has
led to a 383 million pound increase in U.S. pesticide use during the
time period spanning from 1996 to 2008. The Organic Center (TOC), the
Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS), and the Center for Food Safety (CFS)
jointly released the report that illustrates the environmental hazards
posed by the farming of GMO crops.
Why a recall of tainted beef didn't include school lunches -- The
recall, announced by the government Aug. 6, covered only ground beef
sent to certain retailers. In the days after it was announced,
government and company spokesmen said meat sent to schools was not
included. Documents obtained by USA TODAY through the Freedom of
Information Act reveal a more complicated story — one that raises
questions about whether the government took adequate steps to ensure
that meat it bought for schoolchildren during the same period was safe.
Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women
–- Tell Your Doctors That Vaccines And Pregnancy Do Not Mix!
Swine flu vaccine supplies increase as reports of H1N1 cases decrease
-- According to the CDC, swine flu activity has been decreasing.
Therefore making the vaccine more available.
US health threat response to be reviewed -- Citing the balky swine
flu vaccination campaign and other shortcomings in the nation's medical
defenses, a top Obama administration official has announced a major
review of the government's efforts to develop new protections against
pandemics, bioterrorism and other health threats.
Mexico sees higher swine flu deaths among American Indians --
Indians make up 10 percent of New Mexico's population, but 20 percent of
the state's swine flu deaths.
Foreclosure procedures by state -- This is a general guide only,
laws change and you need to check your state statutes for accurate, up
to date procedures.
Ohio Supreme court decides foreclosure plaintiffs who do not own the
mortgage at time of filing lack standing to pursue cases -- In a
significant victory for consumers and particularly victims of predatory
lending the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday quietly let stand what may
turn out to be a landmark decision prohibiting banks, trusts and other
loan servicing entities who cannot prove ownership of a mortgage note
from foreclosing on Ohio homeowners.
Tennessee lawmakers take aim at traffic camera enforcement --
Tennessee state lawmakers are meeting this week to review the use of
traffic cameras. Critics of the program want the General Assembly to
look at requiring Tennessee cities that have red-light cameras or speed
cameras posted to put a portion of the revenue generated into public
found in 90% of newborns -- A study released Wednesday which found
that nine of 10 babies tested were born with bisphenol A in their
systems has renewed calls for the chemical to be banned.
Captured on film: the hottest star in the galaxy -- Astronomers have
taken the first pictures of one of the hottest stars in the Galaxy. The
temperature on its surface is 200,000C, 35 times hotter than the Sun.
The mysterious dying star at the heart of the Bug Nebula – 3,500 light
years away in the constellation Scorpius – has never been seen before as
it is hidden behind a cloud of dust and ice.
America creates serfdom through cap & trade -- The so called Land of
the Free has decided to recreate the ancient and rejected art of
serfdom. As anywhere in history, serfdom was set in gradually with
restrictive laws that slowly or quickly ate away at the right of the
people to move freely, thus guaranteeing the government a stable tax
base and its favorite enterprises, a stable work force to exploit, one
that can not walk away.
Blackwater's chief to step down, reveals CIA role -- 'Power
struggle' inside Blackwater over Prince's successor.
The Lost People
Exploited. What those who actually live in Wisconsin really think --
( NAIS case) An announcement was posted yesterday by Judith McGeary of
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) saying that FTCLDF had
filed an Amicus brief in the Emmanuel Miller Case.
Sachs staff arm themselves against public -- Writer Alice Schroeder,
a respected columnist for Bloomberg News and bestselling biographer of
Warren Buffett (with whom she is photographed above), has claimed that
senior members of the Goldman Sachs bank in New York have begun to arm
themselves in fear of a popular uprising against bankers.
Freedom & the Fed -- This is a non-verbatim transcript of a speech
given by Jacob G. Hornberger which was delivered on November 23, 2009,
at the End the Fed rally in Philadelphia. "If you’re like most Americans
today, you’re having a difficult time making ends meet. Moreover, not
only are you not saving a large portion of your income, you’re likely
not saving anything at all. You’re just getting by." Read More...
"Swine" flu could also be called ferret, feline & fowl flu --
Pandemic H1N1 has been identified in pigs, ferrets, turkeys and one cat
so far. While the positive test results in animals are not unexpected,
the occurrence is worrisome all the same.
Dupont accused of massive water pollution -- DuPont has been
covering up and refusing to take responsibility for its toxic pollution
of the Ohio River for a quarter of a century, and the poisons it uses to
make Teflon stay in the environment for 2,000 years, a nonprofit water
association claims in Federal Court.
Give Thanks, But Not For Toxic Sewage Sludge -- Sludge, for those to
whom this is new, is that toxic mix that is created by our municipal
wastewater treatment facilities. Just about anything that is flushed
down toilets or that ends up in sewers is in this sludge; the pollutants
in sludge come not just from household sewage, but also from every
hospital, industrial plant, and stormwater drain. Note that our federal
government has prosily and misleadingly renamed sludge "biosolids";
don't be fooled. It's just the same old sludge with a PR spin.
Hawaii volcano emissions prompt federal disaster declaration --
Gases in the volcanic fog, or vog, from Kilauea volcano are killing
crops and costing Big Island farmers millions of dollars, but help is on
Public Menace-Private Profit: America's Biowarfare Alliance -- The
close proximity of US biological warfare programs and the pharmaceutical
industry is hardly an historical accident. Read More...
Today in History Wednesday December 2, 2009
1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund
Society, opened for business.
1823 - U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing
European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
1859 - John Brown, a militant abolitionist, was hanged for his raid on
Harper's Ferry the previous October.
1862 - Circus entrepreneur Charles Ringling was born.
1901 - Gillette patented the first disposable razor.
1917 - During World War I, hostilities were suspended on the eastern
1927 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile. It was
the successor to the Model T.
1939 - New York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner
from Chicago landed at 12:01 a.m.
1942 - A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago.
1954 - The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for what
it called "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and
disrepute." The censure was related to McCarthy's controversial
investigation of suspected communists in the U.S. government, military
and civilian society.
1969 - The Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview as 191
people flew from Seattle, WA, to New York City, NY. Most of the
passengers were reporters and photographers.
1970 - The Environmental Protection Agency began operating under its
first director, William Ruckelshaus.
1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent
artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney Clark. He lived
112 days with the device. The operation was the first of its kind.
1990 - The Midwest section of the U.S. prepared for a massive earthquake
predicted by Iben Browning. Nothing happened.
1993 - The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on a mission to fix the
Hubble Space Telescope.
1994 - The U.S. government agreed not to seek a recall of allegedly
fire-prone General Motors pickup trucks. Instead a deal was made with GM
under which the company would spend more than $51 million on safety and
1997 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent
counsel investigation of telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and
Vice President Gore. It was concluded that they had not violated
1998 - Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates donated $100 million to help
immunize children in developing countries.
2001 - Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. The filing came
five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was
the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
The Articles of Confederation - The U.S. Constitution Online
The Presidents Before George Washington -- Several men served as
leaders of our country before Washington took office, both as Presidents
of the Congress and then as Presidents of the United States under the
Articles of Confederation, which proceeded the Constitution. There is
also the story of the man who served as President for one day between
Polk and Taylor. Although they are not as well known, and most only
served one year terms, they were no less important to the history of our
North Korea sharply revalues its currency -- North Korea has
revalued its currency by a factor of 100, causing chaos on the streets
US gold futures hit record near $1220 an ounce -- U.S. gold futures
rose to an all-time high at $1,218.40 an ounce as investors bet on
persistent dollar weakness and further buying by central banks.
Gold's still looking good
Oil falls below $78 amid US crude supply jump -- Oil prices fell
below $78 a barrel Wednesday after U.S. crude supplies unexpectedly
rose, suggesting demand in the world's largest economy remains weak.
Two more reasons why investors shouldn't trust governments -- It's a
reminder that as an investor, you can't trust governments. That's not
cynicism speaking, it's just the way things are. A government's job is
not to serve shareholders or bondholders in a specific company. Its main
goal – democracy or dictatorship – is to stay in power for as long as
possible. This goal doesn't always coincide with the best interests of
the companies it runs, as Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders have just
Napolitano says military hiding truth about Ft. Hood shooting --
Appearing on Alan Colmes radio show, Andrew Napolitano said the military
is not telling us the truth about the Fort Hood shooting.
Provisions of Patriot Act Revives Privacy Debate -- Authority to Spy
on Americans Unclear as Patriot Act Expires - Rushed into law by
Congress just weeks after Sept. 11, 2001 three controversial provisions
of the Patriot Act granting officials far-reaching surveillance and
seizure powers in the name of national security, are due to expire this
New Year's Eve.
Zakheim and the 9/11 Conspiracy (The Smoking Gun) -- As the events
of September 11, 2001 occurred, little was mentioned about these strange
connections, and the possible motives and proximity of Dov Zakheim and
his group. Since there was little physical evidence remaining after the
events, investigators were left only with photographic and anecdotal
evidence. NOTE: The original article was once located at
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=2775 but now gets a
message saying: The requested article is currently suspended.
What Recovery? U.S. Consumers Getting "Dramatically Worse," Howard
Davidowitz Says -- Davidowitz predicts "the noise will be taken out"
about "strong" Black Friday sales in the coming weeks and a sobering
reality will settle in: "People will look a stores closing and a rash of
bankruptcies after Christmas. People will start to look at this and say
‘wow, this is terrible,'" he says.
Ron Paul Guest Editorial on The Daily Bell: Healthcare Freedom or
Healthcare Bureaucracy? -- It is naive to think that recommendations
by an authoritative government panel will never be used to deny services
to people that want them. It is sad to think that people will be forced
to spend their hard-earned money for a one-size fits all, government
mandated healthcare delivery model, but then have to scrape together
additional funds to pay out of pocket for healthcare they really want or
need - that is, if the government allows them to at all. After all, the
federal government currently forbids Medicare beneficiaries from
spending their own money on services covered by Medicare, if for
whatever reason they need to. Why wouldn't the government eventually
apply these kinds of restrictions to everyone, if they are successful
with this takeover? Beware of the supposed gifts offered to you by
government, for when it gives you things with one hand, the other hand
takes away your liberty and independence. (Thanks Jimm)!
H1N1 identity theft scam makes e-mail rounds -- Add this to the
counterfeit Tamiflu ads and other flu-based scams making their rounds of
the Internet: a phony "Personal H1N1 Vaccination Profile."
Rumsfeld, Baxter, Pentagon, Tamiflu: Connection of US & biological
weapons -- A very interesting connection of the dots - of Biological
Weapons to Rumsfield, Baxter and The Pentagon.
Mammograms cause breast cancer new study declares -- A new study
just presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of
North America (RSNA), concludes the low-dose radiation from annual
mammography screening significantly increases breast cancer risk in
women with a genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer.
The Geopolitics Of The Dubai Debt Crisis: It's Iran vs. The United
States -- The role of Iran may be the most overlooked in the Dubai
Food stamp usage across the country interactive map -- The
number of food stamp recipients has climbed by about 10 million over the
past two years, resulting in a program that now feeds 1 in 8 Americans
and nearly 1 in 4 children.
'No You Can't!' Anti-War Rally At WH 12-12 -- Unity Among Peace
Movement Groups Against Obama War Escalation - Warning of Reprisals To
Video: Why Bank
of America fired me
Obama's illegal alien aunt has Guillain Barre syndrome -- Zeituni
Onyango, the half sister of Obama’s late father, has lived in the United
States illegally in public housing for years and suffers from
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder connected to
Homeland security or homeland enslavement By Chuck Baldwin -- All
the while, America's federal buildings today more resemble castles of
ancient Europe than they do buildings that house the people's servants.
EPA's efforts to issue exposure guidelines for radiofrequency radiation
suppressed for years -- Guidelines may have made cellphones illegal.
Feds 'pinged' Sprint Nextel GPS data 8 million times over a year --
Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location
data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009,
according to a company manager who disclosed the statistic at a
non-public interception and wiretapping conference in October.
Iraq sees alarming rise in cancers, deformed babies -- We have seen
new kinds of cancer that were not recorded in Iraq before war in 2003,
types of fibrous (soft tissue) cancer and bone cancer. These refer
clearly to radiation as a cause," said Jawad al-Ali, an oncologist in
Iraq's second city of Basra.
US warns Tyson on serious violations at food plant -- U.S.
regulators have warned Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) about "serious
violations" of food safety regulations at a Texas plant where the
company makes seafood soup, a letter released on Tuesday said. Seafood
soups and sauces made at a Fort Worth, Texas, plant were "prepared,
packed or held under insanitary conditions.
Safety flaws in US next gen nuclear reactors -- You'd think it would
be the one thing nuclear companies want to be sure about: that their
reactors can withstand freak weather or a plane crash. However,
Westinghouse has so far failed to convince regulators that its AP1000
reactors can withstand such events.
As bees continue to die off, suspicion turns to chemically coated seeds
and other factors -- "We do feel like pesticides are playing a role
in pollinator decline," said Maryann Frazier, a senior extension
associate with Penn State University. "We know that the pesticides are
there. We don’t know yet exactly what role they’re playing."
Is your eco-label lying? -- Sure, it says it's green. But what's
that really mean?
Contractors make UAV Ops happen -- Operational experience is driving
operators to rethink the way they use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Forcibly adopted American Indians torn between cultures -- The 1978
Indian Child Welfare Act in an effort to preserve what was left of
American Indian families. The law gives tribal governments a stronger
voice in American Indian child-custody proceedings, including adoptions.
The act blocks state courts from having any jurisdiction over the
adoption or custody of Indian children residing within their own
Survival snacks -- Take a look at a few.
mayors & governors want right to put tolls on roads -- Lobby groups
for America's cities and states now are on record as wanting the right
to toll without federal restriction.
How your brain will betray you in a court of law -- I know it's
science, which is ostensibly more objective than human intuition, but
there's something unnerving about an MRI brain scan being admitted as
evidence in a murder trial in Chicago, the first in the US.
Artificial Intelligence anchors replace human reporters in the newsroom
of the future -- A.I. Anchors Engineers at Northwestern have created
an entire newsroom operation using artificial intelligence, even using
avatars to anchor the evening news.
Rapidly mutating flu viruses threaten dogs & cats -- Rapidly
mutating influenza viruses threaten family pets!
Bush began Iraq war drumbeat 3 days after 9-11 -- George Bush tried
to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with
Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair's
foreign policy adviser of the time.
document: Handling dissident & protest activities among members of the
armed forces - Does this have anything to do with Oathkeepers?
Most awesomely bad military acronyms -- The defense and intelligence
establishment is famous for stirring words into an insane alphabet soup
of acronyms, abbreviations, and neologisms. For over a year, we’ve been
on a quest to find the silliest, most agonizing MAMAs out there. Our
latest batch has a heroic bent - the champions of mil-jargon, if you
Today in History Tuesday December 1,
1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.
1909 - The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first
bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account.
1913 - Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that
ushered in the era of mass production.
1913 - The first drive-in automobile service station opened, in
1941 - In the U.S., the Civil Air Patrol was created. In April 1943 the
Civil Air Patrol was placed under the jurisdiction of the Army Air
1942 - In the U.S., nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect.
1955 - Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give
up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested marking a milestone
in the civil rights movement in the U.S.
1959 - 12 countries, including the U.S. and USSR, signed a treaty that
set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, which would be free from
1965 - An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began.
1969 - The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War
1983 - Rita M. Lavelle, a former Environmental Protection Agency
official, was convicted in Washington of perjury and trying to obstruct
a congressional inquiry.
1984 - A remote-controlled Boeing 720 jetliner was deliberately crashed
into California's Mojave Desert to test an anti-flame fuel additive. The
test proved to be disappointing.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan said he would welcome an
investigation of the Iran-Contra affair if it were recommended by the
1990 - British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel finally met
under the English Channel.
1993 - In Minnesota, 18 people were killed when a Northwest Airline
commuter plane crashed.
1998 - Exxon announced that it was buying Mobil for $73.7 billion
creating the largest company in the world to date.
AP declared Obama “Kenyan-Born” -- The AP reporter stated the
following: Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to
take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan,
dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club
Resist DC: A step by step plan for freedom -- by Washington State
Rep. Matthew Shea
France calls in army to meet demand for swine flu jab -- French
authorities said Saturday they were calling in the army's health
services to meet a surge in demand for vaccinations against swine flu,
which has killed 30 people in the country.
Colloidal Silver Water Product May Pose Health Risk -- Health Canada
is advising Canadians not to use the unauthorized product Colloidal
Silver Water 20ppm, because of the potential health risk to consumers.
UK House of Commons swine flu vaccination document -- (note, UK
absolved Vaccine manufacturers of liability)
Nanoparticles used in untested H1N1 vaccine -- Vaccines which have
been approved by the responsible government authorities for vaccination
against the alleged H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu have been found to
contain nano particles. Vaccine makers have been experimenting with
nanoparticles as a way to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now
it has come out that the vaccines approved for use in Germany and other
European countries contain nanoparticles in a form that reportedly
attacks healthy cells and can be deadly.
Flu shots & increased health risk -- Flu shots can make lung
function worse. Read more...
Missouri Supreme court to tackle red light camera issue -- Missouri
Supreme Court agrees to hear case on the legality of red light camera
Scientists grow pork meat in a laboratory -- SCIENTISTS have grown
meat in the laboratory for the first time. Experts in Holland used cells
from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish. So far the
scientists have not tasted it, but they believe the breakthrough could
lead to sausages and other processed products being made from laboratory
meat in as little as five years’ time.
YouTube: Global warming hoax planned in 1961
devastating truth about the Obama health care plan -- 2.1 million
people in America, every year, are hospitalized as a result of reactions
to FDA-approved medicines. Annually, 36 million serious adverse
reactions to those drugs occur. So, inclusive health coverage for many
more Americans under the Obama Plan—with business as usual—means these
horrendous figures will rise.
Authority to spy on Americans unclear as Patriot Act set to expire
-- House Defies White House and Renews Two of Three Expiring Provisions.
HHS would become federal giant under Senate plan -- "The legislation
lists 1,697 times where the secretary of health and humans services is
given the authority to create, determine or define things in the bill,"
said Devon Herrick, a health care expert at the National Center for
Venezuela turns to cloud seeding to battle drought -- Hugo Chavez
says he is starting to "bombard" clouds now that Cuba has provided
Venezuela with cloud-seeding help in an effort to produce rain and
alleviate the effects of a severe drought.
Ron Paul gains mainstream steam -- Ron Paul's economic views, long
dismissed by the political establishment, seem to be resonating more
Obama treason charges advance in Tennessee Grand Jury -- Formal
treason charges filed against Barrack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro,
reach Monroe County Tennessee Grand Jury - Tuesday December 1, 2009.
Beware of aluminum in deodorant products -- Most consumers don't
know it, but antiperspirant deodorant products often contain extremely
toxic chemicals and heavy metals that can cause severe harm to the human
nervous system. To rub such products under the arms is inviting the
absorption of these harmful chemicals, which many believe will
inevitably lead to cancer or neurological problems (such as Alzheimer's
Wisconsin groundwater standards for explosives could set national
precedent -- A move by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
to set standards for a carcinogenic explosive in groundwater is being
applauded by rural neighbors of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant but is
expected to draw opposition from the U.S. military.
The few, the proud, the forgotten -- Water at Camp LeJeune NC
tainted with chemicals for years. The I-Team has uncovered a trail of
documents that first raised red flags about alleged contaminants in Camp
Lejeune water dating back to 1981. But at the end of this day, the
military says there is not enough proof to link contaminants with the
health nightmares so many are experiencing today.
Study to examine health of female Vietnam vets -- The Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a four year, $5.6 million study of
women veterans who served in the Vietnam War to examine their mental and
physical health nearly 40 years later.
Rising military suicides -- The pace is faster than combat deaths in
Iraq and Afghanistan!
World Health Organization ‘Manufactured’ The Global Swine Flu Scare
–- Suspected Of Corruption.
WHO linked scientists mixing swine & bird flu to create deadly virus
-- Swine flu and bird flu viruses are being mixed together by French
professor , Bruno Lina, affiliated with WHO, potentially creating a
lethal virus writes Ester Nordland on the internet news site Norway
Video: Military Hardware Movements into California
Unusually mild Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end -- An
unusually mild 2009 Atlantic hurricane season came to an end Monday,
having largely spared the Caribbean and US east coast, weather officials
Inventor's terminal cancer courtesy of Verichip? -- Bob Boyce, who
has invented a super-efficient electrolysis method, as well as a
self-looping electrical circuit capable of charging batteries,
discovered a microchip implant in his shoulder when having a tumor
removed from that spot, which metastasized. It turns out the chip was
made by VeriChip; and he has no idea how it got there.
Policing with alcohol bracelets instead of handcuffs -- With the
U.S. prison population bursting at the seams, one company has taken it
upon itself to change things, county by county, via a tiny piece of
Cancer: the health risk behind the cosmeceutical mask -- These
products are the fastest growing sales sector of the entire cosmetics
industry, and are widely marketed as being safe. But Cancer Prevention
Coalition Chairman Dr. Samuel S. Epstein warns that altering the
physical structure of skin with chemicals to look more youthful comes at
a hidden price to the skin, and even more so to overall health.
15 ridiculous toys NOT to buy your children for Christmas -- Be sure
to check out the list of what NOT to buy!
Public employees find an enemy in Allentown, Pennsylvania Eagle Scout
-- Young Mr. Anderson most likely never thought he would end up being a
lightning rod for controversy when he decided to clean up a rural bike
path, but he also probably never gave any thought to the disgruntled
Parks Department employees who felt he was overstepping his bounds.
Delicious and Healthy: Try Hemp Protein and Coconut Oil Shake Recipe
-- Master food of the new millennia. Hemp seeds contain one of the most
complete protein profiles of any nut or seed known to mankind. They get
even better; they also contain the right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6
fatty acids. Their GLA content is 30% for whole seeds and 10% for
protein powders. They taste delicious and nutty and do not overpower the
other flavors like some vegetarian shake mixes tend to do.