Mock gunman terrifies students -- An armed man who burst into a
classroom at Elizabeth City State University was role-playing in an
emergency response drill, but neither the students nor assistant
professor Jingbin Wang knew that. The Friday drill, in which a mock
gunman threatened panicked students in the American foreign policy class
with death, prompted university officials to apologize this week to Wang
and offer counseling to faculty and students.
US: Vets Break Silence on War Crimes -- U.S. veterans of the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar.
13-16 to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed
in those countries.
Sick 9/11 workers rally in rainy D.C. for more help -- Chanting "$25
million isn't enough!" dozens of sick 9/11 first responders stood in the
rain on Capitol Hill Tuesday and urged President Bush to restore funding
to help pay their medical bills.
Feds Dispose of Final Doses of Vaccine That Eliminated Smallpox --
The government announced Friday that it has said goodbye to one of the
world's greatest lifesavers — the oldest smallpox vaccine.
MPs warn against US attack on Iran -- The Commons foreign affairs
committee urged the Government to use its influence with Washington to
persuade the US administration to "engage" diplomatically with the
Iranians over their controversial nuclear programme.
making a medical comeback -- Amid growing concern over
drug-resistant superbugs and nonhealing wounds that endanger diabetes
patients, nature's original antibiotic — honey — is making a comeback.
ProQuad Kids Vaccine Linked to Fever, Seizures -- Children suffered
higher rates of fever-related convulsions when they got a Merck & Co.
combination vaccine instead of two separate shots, according to a new
study presented Wednesday. The results prompted a federal advisory panel
on vaccines to water down their preference for the combo vaccine
ProQuad, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella as well as
Psychiatrist testifies he prescribed three drugs at first session* By
James Clark -- Regardless of what killed Cheyenne Delp on June 26,
2004, she was a child under the influence of heavy medication the day
70 Percent Of Afghanistan Still Lawless -- More than six years after
the United States invaded to establish a stable central regime in
Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai's government in Kabul controls just
30 percent of the country, says the top U.S. intelligence official.
YouTube Video: Taylor, Texas Prison Camp -- WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE
HELD IN THIS PRISON.
Texas Prison Camp Future American Gulag?
Suicidal pets get anti-depressants -- PETS at risk of self-harm are
increasingly being prescribed anti-depressants because they cannot
discuss problems in their lives with others, a leading veterinarian
Highly Poisonous Ricin Possibly Found At Las Vegas Motel -- Police
were called to the Extended Stay America Motel on Thursday and retrieved
a package from the motel manager that was determined to be a chemical or
controlled substance, Officer Ramone Denby said. Two preliminary tests
indicate it contained ricin, he said. Results from further tests by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a second local lab are
expected Friday, police said.
Student suspended 10 days for taking vitamins -- The parents of a
student in Pennsylvania's South Middleton School District are warning
other parents after their workout-oriented son was suspended for 10 days
and half the soccer season for taking vitamins at school.
US Send Warships to Eastern Mediterranean Sea -- The U.S. Navy is
sending three warships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in a show of
strength during a period of tensions with Syria and political
uncertainty in Lebanon.
Company waterboards employees to increase sales!!! -- Company Uses
Waterboarding to "Motivate" its Employees. Welcome to Prosper, Inc.
where an ex-employee says the supervisor used waterboarding and drew
mustaches on employees' faces to "increase your sales output".
Gold futures end higher after hitting record -- Gold futures ended
with strong gains Thursday, surging to a record high of $970 an ounce,
propelled by the dollar's tumble to a new low against the euro.
Productive Gardening in Urban Areas -- Think you can’t produce much
food in a small amount of space? Think again.
Gardening: How to grow fantastic vegan food indoors -- Don't worry
if you haven't got a garden or allotment! For a surprising amount of
food can be produced indoors, vegan organically, either on your
windowsill or on a well-lit kitchen surface.
San Francisco homeless get free phone numbers -- Internet giant
Google announced on
Wednesday a plan to partner with all the homeless shelters in San
Francisco and offer free phone numbers and voice mail accounts to
homeless individuals, giving people the ability to distribute their own
phone numbers and retrieve voice mail messages left for them whenever
and from wherever they choose.
Taking aim at GMOs -- Believing that genetically engineered foods
are untested for health effects on humans, the Ashland Food Co-op has
launched a program to get all such products off its shelves this year —
and other area markets, including Shop N Kart and Food For Less, say
they are steadily increasing offerings of GMO-free food.
CANDIDATES' RECORDS ON AMNESTY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION --
Grassfire.org is distributing this Video Voter Guide on Amnesty to
citizens across the nation. Click on the above link to hear the ad.
Study: Contaminent levels high in parks -- Pesticides, heavy metals
and other airborne contaminants are raining down on national parks
across the West and Alaska, turning up at sometimes dangerously high
levels in lakes, plants and fish.
YouTube: How Disinformation and Deflection Works -- Check it out.
A Statement on Fluoride in Tap Water -- Be sure to watch this video
on fluoride. It is a good little video on fluoride, how he learned, and
how to approach your dentist.
Record-high ratio of Americans in prison -- For the first time in
U.S. history, more than one of every 100 adults is in jail or prison,
according to a new report documenting America's rank as the world's No.
1 incarcerator. It urges states to curtail corrections spending by
placing fewer low-risk offenders behind bars.
More blue and orange -- Be sure to watch the slide show to see the
orange and blue colorful photos. Be sure to check out our "Orange
and Blue" Section.
Media Has Large, Often Unnoticed Role In National Politics -- The
major media plays a much bigger role in the formation of our national
politics than most people realize. The media helps define and choose the
issues, and acts as gatekeeper in setting the limits for political
discussion and sometimes even candidacies for public office.
Bank Of America Won't Let You Access Your Money -- QUOTE: "Everyone
in the United States that uses Bank of America has a daily spending
limit of 5,000 no matter what".
YouTube: Barack Obama Busted Censorship CFR Racism -- You try, you
Gas explosion rocks French city
Third room probed at Jersey home
Dramatic rise in hospital bug Clostridium difficile deaths
kills 2 sons, himself on Oklahoma base -- A recently divorced airman
who served with distinction in Iraq chased his ex-wife out of military
housing with a pistol before killing his two young children and himself.
Spokesperson would not say whether his mental problems were related to
stress from his crumbling marriage or his experiences in Iraq.
sclerosis drug linked to liver injury -- Drugmakers Biogen Idec Inc.
and Elan Corp. Plc. have warned doctors of significant liver injury
suffered by some patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri,
U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
LOBBYIST'S PLANE FLEW SAUDI ROYALS AFTER 9/11 -- The
custom Boeing 727 airliner (727PX) which ferried Senator John McCain on
four occasions during his Presidential run in 2000 also flew Saudi
Royals out of the U.S. right after 9/11, carrying an entourage of Saudi
Royals from Las Vegas to London six days after the 9/11 attack in a
controversial operation later scrutinized by the 9/11 Commission.
Terri Schiavo News Alert: Obama regrets voting to save Terri's
life -- In a presidential debate last night, Sen. Barack Obama,
(D-Ill), said, for the second time this year, that he regretted
supporting federal legislation aimed at saving the life of Terri Schiavo.
Spice May Thwart Heart Failure -- Tumeric Found To Aid In Heart
Disease. Curcumin, an ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, may help
prevent heart failure. That's according to two new studies done on rats,
not people. In both studies, researchers gave curcumin to rats. The rats
then got surgery or drugs designed to put them at risk of heart failure.
Concerns widen on waits for Iraq gear -- Four U.S. senators have
asked the Defense Department for a sweeping review of the Pentagon's
failures to quickly get troops in Iraq "the best possible equipment,"
including armored vehicles that protect against some of the most lethal
types of roadside bombs.
Two firms sue Army for $11M in damages -- Two companies who say
their Army contracts were canceled as part of the biggest bribery
scandal of the Iraq war are seeking $11 million in damages.
Zale Cuts 225 Jobs, Will Close Additional Stores -- Zale Corp., the
biggest U.S. jewelry chain, eliminated 20 percent of the positions at
its headquarters, or 225 jobs, and will close more stores to save $65
million annually. The shares rose the most in six weeks.
23 Retail Stores Closing Doors -- From Sharper Image and CompUSA to
Macy's and Ethan Allen, we round up more than 20 retailers that are
closing (at least some) of its doors.
Army, citing strain, calls for reduced combat tours -- Army's top
general said Tuesday he hopes to reduce combat tours for soldiers in
Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer and would not go back to
the longer tours even if President Bush decides to suspend troop
reductions for the second half of the year.
panel recommends almost all kids get flu shots each year -- An
advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said all children
aged 6 months to 18 years should receive the vaccine, extending a
previous recommendation to immunize children up to 5 years.
Paul: Bernanke Deliberately Destroying Dollar -- Congressman Ron
Paul slammed Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke during a House
Financial Services Committee meeting today for following a policy of
deliberately destroying the dollar and wiping out the American middle
Check Out Survey
on National Association for Gun Rights Website -- Which Presidential
Candidate do you believe will best defend our gun rights? Assuming the
major-party nominees are Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack
Obama, what will you do on Election Day?
Study: Spanking may lead to sexual problems later -- You got to be
kidding me! Children whose parents spank them or otherwise inflict
physical punishment may be more likely to have sexual problems later,
according to research to be presented today to the American
Spiked haircut gets Ohio kindergartner suspended -- A kindergarten
student with a freshly spiked Mohawk has been suspended from school.
(Just another reason to homeschool)!!
House OKs new taxes on big oil companies -- The House approved $18
billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies Wednesday as Democrats
cited record oil prices and rising gasoline costs in a time of economic
Humane society sues U.S. in cattle case -- The Humane Society of the
United States has sued the Agriculture Department for creating a
"loophole" that it said was permitting potentially sick cows into the
Maine Sheriff cuts ties with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency -- "Until
further notice all operations with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency are
suspended," the memo reads. "No personnel from the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office will participate in any operation involving Maine Drug
Banks Lose to Deadbeat Homeowners as Loans Sold in Bonds Vanish --
Judges in at least five states have stopped foreclosure proceedings
because the banks that pool mortgages into securities and the companies
that collect monthly payments haven't been able to prove they own the
Montanans insist on gun rights -- Montana officials are warning that
if the Supreme Court rules in the D.C. gun ban case that the right to
keep and bear arms protects only state-run militias like the National
Guard, then the federal government will have breached Montana's
Maher Cracks Bush Comment on Bringing 'Free & Fair Elections To Cuba'--
Be sure to check it out!
Olympics water diversion threatens millions -- The diversion of
water to Beijing for the Olympics and for big hydropower projects
threatens the lives of millions of peasant farmers in China’s
north-western provinces, according to a senior Chinese government
Drug-resistant TB spreading fast, officials say -- Drug-resistant
tuberculosis is spreading even faster than medical experts had feared,
the World Health Organization warned in a report issued Tuesday.
Earthquake felt across much of UK -- The biggest earthquake in the
UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of the
Microsoft must pay $1.4bn to EU -- Microsoft must now pay 899
million euros ($1.4bn; £680.9m) after it failed to comply with a 2004
ruling that it took part in monopolistic practices.
Child nicotine patches approved -- Children as young as 12 should
receive nicotine patches if they have a serious smoking problem, the
official NHS advisory body in England says.
War veteran wins eye fight battle -- A Devon health trust that
refused free treatment to save the sight of a former WWI pilot has made
Melbourne 'refugee camp' opened -- A simulated refugee camp has been
set up in Melbourne to show Australians the sort of hardship suffered by
millions of people around the world.
Pair in DNA database legal battle -- Two British men are due to
appear before Strasbourg's European Court of Human Rights to try to get
their DNA removed from the UK national database.
January foreclosures up 57% -- Foreclosure filings nationwide soared
57% in January over the same month last year - another indication that
the nation's housing woes are deepening.
Vaccines, Depression and Neurodegeneration After Age 50 --
Depression later in life tends to last longer and be more severe than at
younger ages. It is also associated with a high rate of suicide.
Researchers have also discovered that most people with major depressive
disease (MDD) have higher levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate in
their spinal fluid (CSF) and blood plasma. This is the same glutamate
found as a food additive-for example, MSG (monosodium glutamate),
hydrolyzed proteins, calcium or sodium casienate, soy protein
isolate, vegetable protein concentrate or isolate, etc.
Army, citing strain, calls for reduced combat tours -- Army's top
general said Tuesday he hopes to reduce combat tours for soldiers in
Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer and would not go back to
the longer tours even if President Bush decides to suspend troop
reductions for the second half of the year.
If you haven’t deployed yet, stand by -- Officers at Human Resources
Command are drilling deep into branch personnel data, mining for
soldiers who have yet to pull a combat tour so that those eligible can
be served with a set of deployment orders.
Widespread power outages in South Florida -- A relatively minor
glitch in Florida’s electrical grid somehow triggered a chain reaction
Tuesday that caused a nuclear plant to shut down and briefly cut power
in patches from Daytona Beach through the Florida Keys.
Congress Authorizes Increased Funding for North American Union Police
Force -- The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) General
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT ), the US Census Bureau and now the
Merida Initiative are working together to form a North American Union in
spirit and in function, even if not necessarily by name.
Faults in the Arctic Seed Vault: not everyone is celebrating in
Svalbard, Norway -- It gives a false sense of security in a world
where the crop diversity present in the farmers' fields continues to be
eroded and destroyed at an ever-increasing rate and contributes to the
access problems that plague the international ex situ system.
Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals -- It's a problem rooted
in the 1980s and 1990s, when U.S. medical schools put a cap on
enrollments, believing that managed health care, among other factors,
would create a glut of doctors.
Gained Ohio Ballot Access Because of Matching Funds Program -- Last
week, articles started springing up regarding John McCain and matching
funds. It appears that Mr. McCain doesn’t consider himself involved in
that program any more but it was under that program that he got ballot
access in Ohio. The McCain team didn’t have to have any signatures. They
just had to present their list of delegates and they were in and he was
on the ballot.
Cause Of Heparin Woes Unclear -- FDA AND BAXTER HEALTHCARE are
searching, so far fruitlessly, for the cause of about 350 adverse
reactions to Baxter's heparin drug, a blood thinner used, for example,
by patients undergoing kidney dialysis. Four patients have died after
Traces of Unapproved GMO Trait Found in US Corn -- Traces of an
unapproved genetically modified trait were found in US corn planted in
2006 and 2007 but the grain poses no threat to food or feed safety, said
the U.S Agriculture Department Friday.
Gold drops on report that U.S. backs IMF gold sales -- Gold futures
dropped Monday after a senior Treasury official said that the U.S.
supports the proposed sale of a part of the gold reserves held by the
International Monetary Fund.
Deep recession feared in U.S. -- Economists are no longer talking
about a U.S. recession but a deep recession after figures yesterday
showed business sentiment continued to plummet in early February.
"North American" Army??? -- The U.S. and Canada signed a military
agreement that allowed the armed forces from one nation to cross the
border and support the armed forces of the other nation during a
domestic civil emergency--even one that doesn't involve a cross-border
US Government Targets Its Own Citizens In Massive Tax Rebate Fraud By:
Sorcha Faal -- In what one Russian Economist has stated is ‘the most
massive fraud in human history’, the United States has targeted its own
war weary citizens for financial destruction with the passage of new law
that the American people, being told by their propaganda media organs,
believe will give them tax rebate checks up to $1,200.00.
Sunday's '60 Minutes' Segment related to Alabama Blacked Out JUST in
Alabama -- Parts of Sunday's "60 Minutes" Broadcast re Imprisoned
former Democratic Governor of Alabama Siegleman Are Blacked Out ONLY in
Alabama -- Screens go Black during JUST this '60 Minutes' segment.
During the 60 Minutes broadcast and ONLY during the Don Siegelman
portion -- the screen went black for Huntsville residents and Mobile
residents. There are other reports of other locations, but I have not
yet confirmed those.
Study doubts effectiveness of antidepressant drugs -- Antidepressant
medications appear to help only very severely depressed people and work
no better than placebos in many patients, British researchers said on
Monday. The researchers found that compared with placebo, these
new-generation antidepressant medications did not yield clinically
significant improvements in
depression in patients who initially had moderate or even very severe
depression. The study found that significant benefits occurred only in
the most severely depressed patients.
Generals to quit if US strikes Iran -- Some senior US military
commanders are prepared to resign if President Bush orders a military
strike against Iran, a new report says.
Veterans Suffer as DD214 Errors Increase -- Errors are occurring
more frequently on discharge papers, known as DD214 forms, because the
work is often farmed out to civilians, according to Patrick W. Welch,
director of Erie County's Department of Veterans Services.
Mystery Plane Seemingly Bound for Iraq Lands in Florida -- Why did
an airplane seemingly destined for Iraq somehow end up in Highlands
Middle Class May Be Subject To Food Rations, Warns UN -- The UN is
warning of a food shortage crisis and drawing up plans for food rations
which will hit even middle-class suburban populations as inflation and
economic uncertainty causes the prices of staple food commodities to
skyrocket. (Why just the middle class? Hmmmm??)
More Dairies Go Raw as Consumers Learn Benefits of Unpasteurized Milk
-- Massachusetts is among 28 states in which raw milk can be sold for
human consumption, and in the past two years the number of dairies
licensed to sell it here has gone from 12 to 23. Read More...
Supreme Court Poised to Strip Consumers of Right to Sue over Deadly
Pharmaceuticals -- Justices are proposing that consumers should not
be able to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages from side effects
because some people might be helped by those same drugs.
Cartel -- Why is the “yes, we can” candidate in bed with this
cartel? How can we, the people, make change if Obama’s money backers
block our ability to be heard? Seven of the Obama campaign’s top 14
donors consist of officers and employees of the same Wall Street firms
charged time and again with looting the public and newly implicated in
originating and/or bundling fraudulently made mortgages.
Detaining of illegal immigrants already heading home draws criticism
-- HOUSTON -- Public defenders in Houston are criticizing the recent
arrests of illegal immigrants who were pulled out of airplane lines when
attempting to fly home to their native countries. Since July, at least
five people have been arrested at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental
Airport while trying to board planes headed to Mexico, Honduras or El
Salvador, according to Customs and Border Protection officials. All five
had been deported previously.
US Senate Panel To Review Strategic Oil Reserve Policies -- A U.S.
Senate panel will next week review how the government uses the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve, a spokesman for the committee said Friday. Some of
the current administration's policies for filling and using reserves
from the SPR, an emergency crude stockpile, have come under harsh
criticism from some Democratic leaders in Congress.
VIDEO: Who stands up for real American values? -- Scott Ritter gave
this talk before the US invaded Iraq. As a former US Marine Corps
officer, UN weapons inspector and expert on the armaments of Iraq, he
very publicly disputed the Bush adminstration's claim that Iraq was a
threat to the US. Now the US is on the same path with regards to war
Larry Sinclair Completed 4 Hour Polygraph Test Today -- This is in
regards to the man who filed a Federal Lawsuit against Obama regarding
Gay Sex and Drug Use claims.
U.S. "agent orange" ruling disappoints Vietnamese -- Vietnamese
victims of wartime "agent orange" were disappointed by a U.S. court's
dismissal of a lawsuit against chemical companies but believe they have
gathered more support for their cause, an official said on Saturday.
Vaccine Companies Investigated for Manslaughter -- The
investigations are in response to allegations that the companies failed
to fully disclose side effects from an anti-hepatitis B drug used
between 1994 and 1998.
Arctic ‘Doomsday Vault’ Filled With World’s Seeds Comes to Life --
AN Arctic “doomsday vault” filled with samples of the world’s most
important seeds will be inaugurated in Norway today. The vault aims to
provide humankind with a Noah’s Ark of food in the event of a global
Cheney Impeachment: Courageous, But Not Surprising -- For the first
time since the Bush administration took office, three members of the
House Judiciary Committee, Robert Wexler (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL),
and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), are calling for hearings on the impeachment of
Vice President Richard Cheney.
Pollworkers make strange decisions that are often not their fault --
When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in
this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained
poll workers who are paid a pittance.
Colonel Ted Westhusing's Death in Iraq Something More Sinister Than
Suicide? -- New questions surround the highest ranking officer to
die in Iraq.
Most Older F-15s Cleared for Flight -- The Air Force has cleared 149
older-model F-15s for flight after it was determined that their
longerons, critical support structures running the length and side of
the fighter jets, are completely intact.
Secures Top Position on Pennsylvania Republican Ballot -- Great news
— Ron Paul will be at the very top of Pennsylvania’s Republican primary
ballot! Read the press announcement!
60 Minutes: What's Wrong With The Bees? -- Over the past year, some
beekeepers have lost up to 90 percent of their hives. The losses could
have serious effects because honeybees help produce a third of the foods
we eat. This segment was originally broadcast on Oct. 28, 2007 but was
updated on Feb. 21, 2008.
Ralph Nader enters the race -- Ralph Nader is entering the
presidential race as an independent, he announced Sunday, saying it is
time for a "Jeffersonian revolution."
UK News: Government wants personal details of every traveler --
Passengers traveling between EU countries or taking domestic flights
would have to hand over a mass of personal information, including their
mobile phone numbers and credit card details, as part of a new package
of security measures being demanded by the British government. The data
would be stored for 13 years and used to "profile" suspects.
Pakistan army's top medic killed -- There has been a suicide bomb
attack in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, government officials say.
Six more sites in care home probe -- The remains found at Haut de la
Garenne on Saturday were detected by a sniffer dog through several
inches of concrete. The search is part of an ongoing police
investigation into alleged abuse on the island dating back more than 40
Pro-anorexia site clampdown urged -- Campaigners are calling for
social networking websites, such as Facebook and MySpace, to clamp down
on pro-anorexia sites.
Bankers each get 37 months in Enron case -- Three British bankers
were sentenced Friday to just over three years in prison for their roles
in a fraudulent scheme with former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew
Fastow, and they're hoping to serve some of that time back home.
Refuses to Recall "Comingled" Meat That Contains Beef from Westland
Plant Downer Cows -- Following the unprecedented recall of 143
million pounds of beef that was potentially contaminated with mad cow
disease, the USDA has decided that it's okay for children and consumer
to eat that beef as long as it is comingled with beef from other cows.
Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies
-- Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for
the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's
borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper
government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government
nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed
Feb. 14 in Texas.
Your Vote...To The Wind? By Judy Andreas -- The election is coming.
(yawn) Everywhere you look and listen, you can hear the promises and
platforms of the hopefuls. Are you going to cast your vote for the
person who promises to breathe life into this dying country? However,
this election may distinguish itself. Perhaps it will be remembered as
the "most ridiculously early-starting contest in the history of US
Scan-It: Airport X-Ray Playset For Kids -- Could this be the most
inappropriate kids' toy in history?
Turkey shells Kurdish rebel positions in N.Iraq -- The Turkish
military shelled several Kurdish rebel positions inside northern Iraq on
Thursday, an Iraqi security official said.
Rule by fear or rule by law? -- The people must not allow the
president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.
Waited 18 Days to Recall Contaminated Beef that Sickened 28 People
-- According to an internal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) e-mail
obtained by the Chicago Tribune, the USDA waited 18 days after
confirming that a Florida teenager had become sick from E.
coli-contaminated meat before recommending a recall of the contaminated
Stanford will eliminate tuition for some students -- Stanford
University said Wednesday it plans to eliminate tuition for students
with annual family incomes less than $100,000. It also will pay most
room and board for students with families making less than $60,000.
Gates: U.S. to share defense tech with China -- Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said Thursday the United States is prepared to share with
China some of the information it has about the U.S. shoot down of a spy
As Economy Slips, Yacht Sales Skyrocket -- That's right, while the
U.S. economy slows — if not enters a recession — the demand for these
toys for the ultrarich has never been stronger.
Harmful Effects of Sugar and Choosing Healthy Alternatives -- Most
of us have heard the good advice that we need to eat less sugar - and
rightly so. However, despite the numerous warnings by health authorities
of the ill effects of sugar, the majority of the population is still
consuming sugar on a daily basis in some form or other. "Sugar" is both
a broad category and a misleading one. Let's examine it for our health's
sake. The article states the best alternative is Stevia!
Pythons could squeeze lower third of USA -- Two federal agencies —
the USGS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — are investigating the
range of nine invasive snakes in Florida, concerned about the danger
they now pose to endangered species. The agencies are collecting data to
aid in the control of these populations.
Army Blocks Public's Access to Documents in Web-Based Library -- The
Army has shut down public access to the largest online collection of its
doctrinal publications, a move criticized by open-government advocates
as unnecessary secrecy by a runaway bureaucracy. Army officials moved
the Reimer Digital Library (
http://atiam.train.army.mil) behind a password-protected firewall on
Feb. 6, restricting access to an electronic trove that is popular with
researchers for its wealth of field and technical manuals and documents
on military operations, education, training and technology. All are
unclassified, and most already are approved for public release.
Autism Breakthrough: Girl's Writings Explain Her Behavior and Feelings
-- A young lady expresses herself through wrintings on her computer. "It
is hard to be autistic because no one understands me. People look at me
and assume I am dumb because I can't talk or I act differently than
them. I think people get scared with things that look or seem different
than them." Her father says: "We realized inside was an articulate,
intelligent, emotive person that we had never met. This was unbelievable
because it opened up a whole new way of
looking at her."
Former Congressman Warns Of Martial Law Camps In America -- An
article co-written by a former Congressman and carried by the San
Francisco Chronicle has gained much attention recently as it shines
light on a coordinated federal government program to build detention
camps at undisclosed locations within the United States.
San Antonio Tries to Ban Cell Phones in School Zone -- When you
drive through a school zone, you may soon have to turn off your cell
phone. A proposed cell phone ban goes before San Antonio's City Council
Wednesday. Council Member Justin Rodriguez proposed the ban, which would
require drivers to hang up their phones when they see a school zone
NBC reprimands employee for using picture of bin Laden behind Obama
story -- NBC News said Tuesday it has reprimanded the employee
responsible for mistakenly flashing a picture of Osama bin Laden on
MSNBC as Chris Matthews talked about Barack Obama.
Related YouTube of the incident -- Be sure watch in it's
- 911 Conspiracy predicted in X-Files -- A tiny clip from Lone
Gunmen Episode 1: Pilot, Aired on March 4, 2001. Written By: Chris
Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz Directed By: Rob
Bowman Copyright: XFiles/21st Century FOX.
Navy scores direct hit on spy satellite -- A U.S. Navy cruiser
blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that
achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles
above the Pacific Ocean, defense officials said.
Keating Five -- The Keating Five (or Keating Five Scandal) refers to
a Congressional scandal related to the collapse of most of the Savings
and Loan institutions in the United States in the late 1980s.
website for wikileak -- Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable
Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Their
primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former
Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect
to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal
unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for
maximum political impact. Our
interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by all types of people.
We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident
communities and anonymous sources.
High court OKs 401(k) suits -- In a decision that could open the
floodgates for lawsuits against retirement-plan administrators, the U.S.
Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that individuals have a right to attempt
to recover losses they believe were caused by fiduciary misconduct. The
unanimous decision covers some 50 million U.S. workers who have invested
upwards of $2.7 trillion in 401(k) retirement plans.
Bush Pledges US Support to Liberia -- President Bush, ending his
feel-good journey across Africa, said Thursday that the United States is
committed to helping restore lives of "hope and peace" to Liberia, a
poor nation founded by freed American slaves.
Accuses US in Bird Flu Plot -- The Indonesian Health Minister has
said the United States and the World Health Organization are part of a
global conspiracy to profit from the spread of bird flu and the US may
use samples to produce biological weapons.
UK News: British Airways pilots vote for strike action -- British
Airways pilots have agreed to independent arbitration in an effort to
resolve a dispute over BA's plans to launch a new transatlantic
Feds Meet on for Next Year's Flu Vaccine -- It's time to write up
the recipe for next year's flu vaccine—and the nation's influenza
experts are aiming for better protection than this year's shot wound up
Fed's Economic Outlook Not Good -- The Federal Reserve yesterday
slashed its forecast for the country's economic growth as fresh evidence
showed that prices for a wide range of goods are soaring. The twin
announcements crystallize the challenge facing the central bank as it
tries to prevent a recession without letting inflation get out of hand.
Map pinpoints disease 'hotspots' -- A detailed map highlighting the
world's hotspots for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) has been
McCain, self-confidence on ethics has risk -- Vows to hold himself
to highest of standards; McCain critics see conflicts!
McCain says report is "not true"
Dire new warning on climate -- RECENT work by scientists suggests
climate change is advancing more rapidly and more dangerously than
previously thought, according to Canberra's top adviser on the issue.
YouTube: Press One For English -- This is the newest video and song
written and performed by Ron and Kay Rivoli of the Rivoli Revue.
"Operation Garden Plot" explained - U.S. Military Civil Disturbance
Planning: The War at Home -- Department of Defense Civil Disturbance
Plan 55-2, is code-named, "Operation Garden Plot." U.S. military
training in civil disturbance "suppression" is in full operation today.
The formulation of legitimizing doctrine, the training in the "tactics
and techniques" of "civil disturbance suppression," and the use of
"non-lethal" weaponry, are ongoing, financed by tax dollars.
Quick Vote: Should the United States lift its embargo on Cuba? --
Check out the results so far.
Vicious TX Attack On Ron Paul's Congressional Seat -- The
neoconservatives are determined to wipe his name and his brilliant
philosophy from the face of not only this nation but the earth. Chris
Peden's campaign against Ron Paul is pure evil.
U.S. to shoot down satellite Wednesday, official says -- The
Pentagon said the U.S. Navy plans to try to shoot down a faulty spy
satellite with a modified anti-missile missile on Wednesday. It would be
the first such maneuver in more than two decades -- and the first ever
using sea-based missiles.
Lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday night (Feb. 20th) -- It's your last
chance to see a total lunar eclipse for nearly three years.
Defense contractor gets 12 years in prison for bribing congressman to
get Pentagon work -- A defense contractor was sentenced to 12 years
in federal prison Tuesday for bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke"
Cunningham with cash, trips and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90
million in Pentagon work.
New Clothing Item IDs Friendlies -- The new technology - called
Target Recognition Operator Notification system - was designed to easily
identify friendly forces and avoid casualties from friendly fire.
Whistleblowing website vows to defy court gag -- An international
website that claims to blow the whistle on corporate and governmental
fraud vowed yesterday to defy attempts by a US court to close it down.
Wikileaks allows whistleblowers to anonymously post documents in an
attempt to expose corruption and wrongdoing. Its owners said yesterday
that a Californian judge had ordered that the site be taken offline last
week, after an injunction from a Swiss bank.
Asians emerge as swing voters in White House race -- Asians have
become a critical swing voter bloc in the US presidential election race,
with rival parties courting them ahead of another intense White House
Extremely Rare Larger Quake from "Swarm" at Baja California -- This
is capturing the attention of geologist, seismologist, and volcanologist
from all over the world. It is extremely rare to see such high magnitude
eruptions this far into a "swarm". There have now been close to 200
quakes at the summit of Cerro Prieto volcano.
Vallejo, California On Brink Of Bankruptcy -- The city of Vallejo is
on the brink of becoming the first California city ever to declare
bankruptcy, City Council members said Tuesday. Vallejo may run out of
cash as early as March, council member Stephanie Gomes said. Read
Kosovo Serbs torch UN checkpoints -- Thousands of Serbs chanting
"Kosovo is Serbia" marched Tuesday to a bridge dividing them from ethnic
Albanians while others torched U.N. border checkpoints and cars to
protest Kosovo's declaration of independence.
UK NEWS: Bridgend suicides: 'I feel shaken to the core. Why are
youngsters around here doing this?' -- Bridgend was yesterday
mourning yet another addition to the alarming number of suicides in the
area, after a 16-year-old girl was found hanged in a wood five miles
from the town.
Michael New VIDEO online -- Good Conduct: The Michael New Story --
What prompted Michael New to take on the United States Army, the
Department of Defense, and the President of the United States? View
Fidel Castro announces retirement -- Cuba's ailing leader Fidel
Castro has said he will not accept another term as president, ending 49
years in power.
Dollar Sales by Japanese Investors Reach Record High -- Dollar sales
by Japanese individual investors on the Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc.
rose to a record high on speculation the U.S. economy will suffer a
Most Grocery Store Eggs Far More Likely to Be Infected -- A recent
survey by the British government has revealed that organic laying hen
farms have a significantly lower level of Salmonella, a bacterium that
is the most common cause of food poisoning worldwide.
How Statin Drugs Wreck Your Muscles -- Statins, a popular set of
drugs used to lower cholesterol, can result in muscle weakness and pain,
and even debilitating and life-threatening muscle damage. A new study
offers the first evidence that a gene known as atrogin-1 plays a key
role in statin-related muscle toxicity.
News -- A few News articles everyone needs to read prior to the 2008
Presidential and Congressional Elections.
Report: Nonlethal Weapons Could Target Brain, Mimic Schizophrenia --
Of all the crazy, bizarre less-lethal weapons that have been proposed,
the use of microwaves to target the human mind remains the most
disturbing. Read More...
Beyond Wikipedia: 19 References You Can't Do Without -- Wikipedia
can serve as a great introduction to a subject, and connect you to other
related ideas, people and places. But it’s not all there is. Here are
some resources that can help you with whatever information you need to
find: Check them out!
Interrogator: CIA Gave Us Bum Rap -- Interrogators got intelligence
from detainees that helped U.S. troops in Afghanistan attack Taliban
fighters last summer - and they did it through casual questioning and
not torture, the military's chief interrogator here said.
Baths - A Safe Method for Body Detoxification -- Clay baths have
been safely used for centuries. These days, they're used to treat
everything from tired, achy muscles to heavy metal poisoning, radiation
and chemical/pesticide exposure. Very recently, some surprising and
encouraging results have been reported when using clay baths to treat
Obamination by EriK Rush -- How many Americans would vote for a
presidential candidate who was the member of a church that professed the
following credo?Read More...
New Bill To Allow Police Misconduct Be Hidden From Public -- A new
bill proposed at the legislature would allow for police to withhold
misconduct reports from the public. Supporters of the bill believe that
police misconduct should be kept secret from the public so to not
discredit police testimony. Others say that a forthright police unit is
essential to the community.
detained, dies in Honolulu airport -- The baby had been flown to
Honolulu for emergency heart surgery. He died while detained inside a
customs' room at the Honolulu airport with his mother and a nurse.
'Robo' copters might fly into city -- The Charleston Police
Department is calling for some high-tech air support. The city wants to
buy two unmanned helicopters that can hover quietly and stream video
back to the ground, like the drones used by the military in Iraq, but
much less expensive and without weapons.
AF Academy Hospital Closing ER, More -- The Air Force is shutting
down the Air Force Academy's emergency room andair its hospital's
inpatient services. The academy hospital had served about 30,000
families, retirees, active military and cadets. It also was the primary
care provider or the provider of specialty care for 105,000 in the
Colorado Springs area.
US banks borrow $50bn via new Fed facility -- US banks have been
quietly borrowing massive amounts of money from the Federal Reserve in
recent weeks by using a new measure the Fed introduced two months ago to
help ease the credit crunch.
Harper's Magazine: We Now Live in a Fascist State -- Knowing the
source of this piece makes it all the more disturbing. It is not every
day that the editor of a respected national magazine publishes an essay
claiming that America is not on the road to becoming, but ALREADY IS, a
fascist state.... or words to that affect.
The Criminalization of the State: "Independent Kosovo", a Territory
under US-NATO Military Rule by Michel Chossudovsky -- While the
European Union and the US, have acknowledged that they would be
"opposed" to a " unilateral" declaration of independence of Kosovo, the
secession of Kosovo from Serbia is already de facto. It is part of a
US-NATO military agenda. It is the culmination of the 1999 NATO led
invasion. It responds to US-NATO strategic
Aging Air Force wants big bucks fix -- Air Force officials are
warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon,
the military's high-flying branch won't dominate the skies as it has for
Condoleezza Rice offers U.S. funds to Kenyan leaders to force compromise
-- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday that Kenya's feuding
political parties must share power in a coalition government, increasing
the pressure for a speedy resolution to the country's political crisis.
Britain releases Iraq WMD dossier draft -- An early version of a
British dossier of prewar intelligence on Iraq did not include a key
claim about weapons of mass destruction that became vital to Tony
Blair's case for war, the newly published document showed Monday.
WAKE UP, OR YOU WILL DIE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY By Andrew C. Wallace --
and efforts are directed at reducing this catastrophe the only possible
way I know by electing patriotic government officials at all levels
dedicated to our constitution and serving” We the People” while
dismantling “Chain of Command for Treason” and prosecuting every last
one of the scumbags.
Ron Paul Website -- Everything you need to know about Ron
Paul...all on ONE website.
Update -- February 18, 2008 is the first day of my third year
without prescription medications and life is good.
Whole new flu vaccine needed next year -- The three most common
influenza viruses circulating globally have changed significantly and
next year's flu vaccines should be updated, the World Health
YouTube: BUSH THREATENS ANOTHER 9-11 -- Bush says that if Congress
give him and the TeleComm companies immunity from prosecution there will
another 9-11 but worse.
YouTube: Baltimore Cops V.S. Skateboarder -- Police Officer out of
recalls 143 million pounds of beef -- The U.S. Department of
Agriculture on Sunday recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a
California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation,
that provided meat to school lunch programs.
Video of workers abusing cows raises food safety questions
SPY SATELLITE --
Doomed spy satellite USA 193 is still orbiting Earth and making evening
flybys of US towns and cities. Last night it passed over Bishop,
California, "right on time," reports Ray Finch who was alerted by a
Spaceweather phone call. Brightness estimates by experienced sky
watchers range from magnitude +1.5 to -0.5, similar to the stars of
Orion. USA 193 may grow even brighter if, as planned, the US Navy hits
it with an Aegis missile after Feb. 20th.
MRSA - A Military Threat? -- Recently the military and hospitals are
looking into a new technology that helps to prevent the spread by
killing MRSA and many other forms of bacteria, virals, mold, and mold
spores on surfaces. An air purification system that actively goes out
into the environment to kill these pathogens on surfaces so that one
doesn’t make contact when touching a counter or opening a door that has
-- Nevada Caucus results.
Wheat market gone wild -- spring wheat prices have risen
relentlessly all winter, obliterating every record in sight. At the
Minneapolis Grain Exchange, wheat fever pushed prices to $19.80 a bushel
in trading Friday - nearly triple the record from 1996.
What's Happening With NAIS in States Across the Country -- Nebraska
has adopted a law limiting its program to a voluntary program only and
requiring the Agriculture Department to develop a procedure for people
to withdraw from NAIS.Action needed NOW in Wyoming to support Homemade
One on one with Jessica Baty who was the NIU shooter's girlfriend
-- CNN's Abbie Boudreau has the exclusive interview with Jessica Baty,
who was the NIU shooter's girlfriend for two years.
Experts Scoff at satellite Shoot-Down Rationale (Updated) -- Joint
Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright cast the threat from
the satellite in much less dire terms. Even if the hydrazine were
released, he noted, the effects would likely be mild -- akin to chlorine
gas poisoning, which can cause burning in the lungs, and elsewhere. The
area affected would be "roughly the size of two football fields [where
you might] incur something that would make you go to the doctor."
Best U.S. factory jobs in rising jeopardy -- A new round of cutbacks
by Detroit's automakers carries a larger message – that America's
manufacturing workers are under new pressure in jobs where labor unions
had once been able to command middle-class wages for assembly-line jobs.
McCain drops the torture ball -- McCain said that while he remains
opposed to waterboarding, "We always supported allowing the CIA to use
Fayed attending Diana inquest -- On Monday, Mr. Al Fayed told the
jury that Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were "murdered". He said that
Princess Diana told Mohamed Al Fayed she was pregnant, the Harrods owner
said at the inquest into her death and that of his son, Dodi.
Side-effects 'should be reported' -- A campaign has been launched to
get members of the public to report any side-effects they experience
after taking medicines.
Veterans 'need more mental care' -- More must be done to help
military service veterans with mental health problems, a Commons Defence
Committee report has found.
YouTube: Keith Olbermann -- Special Comment - Bush, Dems, and FISA.
Depression Added As Possible Side Effect For Vytorin, Zetia -- The
FDA has approved a change in the product labels for cholesterol drugs
Vytorin and Zetia, adding depression as a possible side effect of the
Study Links Vaccinations to Neurological Disorders -- Vaccination's
Smoking Gun: A study showing a clear connection between neurological
disorders and vaccinations. The results are dramatic, showing that more
than twice the number of vaccinated children had autism than those who
had not been vaccinated. Worse, the rates of vaccinated children with
other neurological problems are even higher.
Satellite Sightings -- Doomed spy satellite USA 193 has been in the
news lately because of expectations that it will reenter Earth's
atmosphere in March and turn into a spectacular fireball. Reentry has
not yet begun, but sky watchers are already noticing the satellite as it
zips over Europe and the United States. Be sure to watch the video
within the article.
New Bill (SB260) To Allow Police Misconduct Be Hidden From Public --
A new bill proposed at the legislature would allow for police to
withhold misconduct reports from the public. Supporters of the bill
believe that police misconduct should be kept secret from the public so
to not discredit police testimony. Others say that a forthright police
unit is essential to the community.
McCAIN'S CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY FOR PRESIDENT IN QUESTION? By: Devvy
Kidd -- "Who is a natural-born citizen? Who, in other words, is a
citizen at birth, such that that person can be a President someday?
VIDEO: "Soldier" Brags of Torture, Rape & Murder -- WARNING:
Disturbing Video With Profane language. This is disgusting but must be
Metal Found in Valentine's Day Lollipops -- Judd said the two
tainted lollipops were purchased from different Dollar General stores
near Lakeland. He said the lollipops did not appear to be tampered with
and it appeared the metal was baked into the candy in China, where it
opens fire on Illinois campus; seven dead -- A former graduate
student armed with two handguns and a shotgun opened fire Thursday in a
large lecture hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University,
killing six students and wounding at least 15 others before killing
himself, authorities said.
US to Shoot Down Broken Spy Satellite -- President Bush has ordered
the Pentagon to use a Navy missile to attempt to destroy a broken U.S.
spy satellite — and thereby minimize the risk to humans from its toxic
fuel — by intercepting it just before it re-enters the atmosphere,
officials said Thursday. Note: They contain the toxic rocket fuel
hydrazine, which can cause
harm to anyone who contacts it. Officials have said there is about 1,000
pounds of propellent on the satellite.
House finds Bolten, Miers in contempt of Congress -- The House voted
Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White
House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to
testify before a panel investigating the firing of several United States
Panama tallies deaths from cold medicine tied to China -- Panamanian
investigators have concluded that at least 174 people were poisoned, 115
of them fatally, by counterfeit cold medicine linked to an unlicensed
Chinese chemical plant.
Fentanyl Painkiller Patches Recalled -- Patches containing the
prescription painkiller fentanyl were recalled Tuesday, because of a
flaw that could cause patients or caregivers to overdose on the potent
drug inside. Sold in the United States under the brand name Duragesic by
PriCara and generically by Sandoz Inc., the recall includes all
25-microgram-per-hour patches with expiration dates on or before
Ethics Panel Says Idaho Sen. Larry Craig Acted Improperly -- The
panel also said Craig should have received permission from the ethics
panel before using campaign funds to pay his legal bills. Craig, who is
not running for re-election, has spent more than $213,000 in campaign
money for legal expense and public relations work in the wake of his
arrest and conviction last summer.
CDC: Gulf Coast Trailers Have Toxic Air -- U.S. health officials are
urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their
government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found
toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.
case pilot can claim damages -- A pilot wrongly accused of training
the 9/11 hijackers is entitled to claim damages, the Court of Appeal has
VIDEO: This is What A Police State Looks Like -- A Must watch!
"Can any dispute this info on Obama?" -- Tracking Down Obama
US store chain cuts sales of food from China -- US grocery chain
Trader Joe's said Monday it would stop selling food imported from China
due to customers' concerns about the products' safety.
VIDEO: Ron Paul 2008 VOTE! (introduction) -- This is the first
advert in the series, a satire on the old 'Mac vs PC' TV ad series with
an obvious twist of irony... the realization that the mainstream media's
stale "Democrat vs Republican" pony show is has finally reached its
Lockheed Secures Contract to Expand Biometric Database -- The FBI
yesterday announced the award of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to
Lockheed Martin to develop what is expected to be the world's largest
crime-fighting computer database of biometric information, including
fingerprints, palm prints, iris patterns and face images.
Panel Cites Drop in U.S. Attention to Nuclear Arsenal -- The Defense
Department is displaying a "precipitous decrease in attention" to the
security and control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, according to a Defense
Science Board task force that examined the broader causes behind the
U.S. flight in August of a B-52 bomber that inadvertently carried six
cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads.
McCain Embraces Rove -- Karl Rove last week announced that he had
given $2300 to the presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain.
Asked over the weekend about the donation, McCain said he has "always
respected Karl Rove as one of the smart great political minds I think in
American politics," and specifically refused to condemn Rove's
hyper-partisan campaign tactics (including his smears against McCain in
the 2000 South Carolina race).
Government Suppresses Major Public Health Report -- The public has
been denied important information on the link between pollution and
health problems including lung, colon and breast cancer.
Tempers Flare At Trans-Texas Corridor Hearing -- It did not take
long Tuesday for the Texas Department of Transportation to find out what
the Houstonians at a public hearing thought about the proposed 600-mile
Trans-Texas Corridor, KPRC Local 2 reported. Read More...
Bush Administration Tries to "Cleanse" Evidence Obtained Through Torture
-- Timing is everything. Yesterday the Pentagon announced that it will
seek the death penalty against six men accused of masterminding the
terrorist attacks of September 11th. the announcement sparked immediate
questions about the viability of the evidence against the defendants,
who are said to have undergone other forms of "harsh interrogation." As
one reporter asked White
House Press Secretary Dana Perino: "Is the White House at all concerned
that some of the evidence of the confessions by many of these men may
not be admissible because they were obtained through waterboarding,
which the administration admitted to last week?"
MOVIE REVIEW: UNCIVIL LIBERTIES By: David Deschesne -- Uncivil
Liberties is a new political thriller by independent film maker, Tom
Mercer. Uncivil Liberties takes the viewer into a realm few movies dare
tread today - reality. Mercer explores the reality of what can go
horribly wrong when government goes too far in providing security, and
paramilitary groups go too far demanding their freedom. Read More...
Detention camps at undisclosed locations in the US? Rule by Fear or Rule
by Law? -- What could the government be contemplating that leads it
to make contingency plans to detain without recourse millions of its own
citizens? The Constitution does not allow the executive to have
unchecked power under any circumstances. The people must not allow the
president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.
'Net neutrality' bill introduced -- A Democratic lawmaker on
Wednesday proposed legislation to stop network providers from playing
traffic cop on the Internet. Legislation would stop Internet providers
from blocking, slowing traffic.
NYPD Warns of Chlorine Terror Risk -- Undercover police secretly set
up a fake company to demonstrate how easily and anonymously a terrorist
could purchase chlorine on the Internet for a deadly chemical strike
against the city.
Research Paper: 'Disrupt Economies' with Man-Made 'Floods,' 'Droughts'
-- A recently-unearthed U.S. Navy research project calls for creating
mad-made floods and droughts to "disrupt [the] economy" of an enemy
earthquake strikes Greece -- The earthquake struck at about noon
(1000 GMT) and geologists said its magnitude was between 6.5 and 6.7.
YouTube: A Big Easy North American Union -- Already the symbol of
abandonment, must New Orleans now become the symbol of abandonment of
the entire country? Going well beyond the Port of New Orleans, Security
and Prosperity Partnership plans for "North American Integration"
endanger port, trucking, and railroad jobs, as well as investments,
incomes, and State revenues all over the country. The SPP is coming to
the Big Easy, why should you care? Let's have a look...
Finds Candidate Most Similar to You -- Answer 10 questions and find
out which presidential candidate you should vote for in 2008!
becomes the First Country to admit Clandestine Chemtrails Operations
-- TV news report states that “the military planes of the German Federal
Army are manipulating our climate; this is what the weather researchers
are presuming and their suspicions are confirmed…!! Read More...
Nancy Pelosi punishes Kucinich for wanting to impeach Cheney --
Kucinich has aggressively challenged the Democratic Party leadership in
Congress and on the presidential campaign trail on the issues of war,
civil liberties, impeachment and big business control of government.
He's even refused to pledge to endorse the party's presidential nominee.
Orange Deforming a Third Generation in Vietnam -- Three decades
after US soldiers and diplomats scrambled aboard the last planes out of
Saigon in April 1975, the toxins they left behind still poison Vietnam.
Relations with the United States have been normalized since the 1990s,
but the denial of justice to the victims of Agent Orange remains a major
bone of contention.
Butter under lock and key as prices soar -- AUSTRALIAN pastry chef
Tracy Nickl never imagined he would have to tighten security at his
country bakery to ensure nobody stole his butter.
New Jersey E-ZPass Tracks Drivers Not on Toll Roads -- Drivers who
use E-ZPass toll transponders are having their movements recorded even
when driving on free public roads. New Jersey Star-Ledger columnist Paul
Mulshine confirmed that the state's department of transportation uses E-ZPass
scanners to know when, for example, a motorist drives to the mall on
Route 24 in the Short Hills area.
Seismologist: Quake Swarm Rattling Border -- The latest quake hit
Monday morning, near Mexicali. Officials said the magnitude 4.9 --
downgraded from 5.1 -- earthquake struck at 10:29 a.m. The quake was
centered 24 miles south-southeast of Calexico and was felt in parts of
San Diego, Imperial and Orange counties and as far away as Yuma, Ariz.,
according to the USGS.
'Black yeast' poses little health risk -- A fungus called "black
yeast" found in bottles of treated river water in Albuquerque poses
little risk to the public, a New Mexico health official said.
Authorities reported the "black yeast" in bottled water used to get
local residents used to the river water that will be the main water
source in Albuquerque next fall.
Defense Official Is Charged in Chinese Espionage Case -- A Defense
Department analyst and a former engineer for Boeing Co. were charged
Monday in separate spy cases for allegedly selling military secrets to
the Chinese government, the Justice Department said.
U.S. Senate votes for expansion of spy powers -- After more than a
year of wrangling, the Senate handed the White House a major victory on
Tuesday by voting to broaden the government's spy powers and to give
legal protection to phone companies that cooperated in President George
W. Bush's program of eavesdropping without warrants.
U.S. to Skirt Green-Card Check -- Facing a rapidly growing backlog
of immigration cases, the Bush administration will grant permanent
residency to tens of thousands of legal U.S. immigrants without first
completing required background checks against the FBI's investigative
Obama Wins 3 Primaries for Delegate Lead -- Barack Obama powered
past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention
delegates Tuesday on a night of triumph sweetened with outsized primary
victories in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Photo Of The Day from Steve Quayle Website -- President Bush
acknowledges a member of the audience before he delivers the final state
of the Union address of his presidency at the Capitol in Washington,
D.C. (Check out the UN Blue Tie)
Credit Unions: How Your Accounts Are Insured -- The shares in your
credit union are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance
Fund (NCUSIF), an arm of NCUA. Established by Congress in 1970 to insure
member share accounts at federally insured credit unions, the NCUSIF is
managed by NCUA under the direction of the three-person NCUA Board.
(This is a .pdf file)
More on John McCain
-- John McCain was born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone, to two
U.S. citizens. It's a common misunderstanding that the zone was a U.S.
territory - in fact, the U.S. had lease rights, but not territorial
rights. Read More...
Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain -- Be sure to check it out!
jets intercept Russian bombers near ships -- U.S. fighter planes
intercepted two Russian bombers flying unusually close to an American
aircraft carrier in the western Pacific during the weekend, The
Associated Press has learned.
RON PAUL IS NOT QUITTING THE RACE by Alan Stang -- "I have just
returned from a monster Ron Paul rally in Lake Jackson, Texas". The hall
held about 1,000 people and was so full they had to close the doors. The
crowd outside was almost as big, so Dr. Ron had to speak both inside and
outside. He assured us that he is not – is not – is not quitting the
Campaign Update From Ron Paul (A call to march in Washington DC!) --
Dr. Paul gives another update on the campaign (14 min: 35 sec.)
reports biggest-ever automotive loss -- General Motors Corp.
reported the largest annual loss for an automotive company Tuesday and
said it is making a new round of buyback offers to U.S. hourly workers
as it struggles to turn around its North American business amid a weak
lenders expand mortgage relief plans -- With mortgage defaults
surging and politicians urging the industry to do more, six lenders
agreed to widen their effort to help borrowers of all loans — not just
U.S. wants air marshals on flights from EU -- The United States is
pushing European Union states to agree to have armed air marshals aboard
U.S. air carriers flying to or from the bloc and are asking for more
information on passengers, EU diplomats said on Monday.
Bush orders clampdown on flights to US -- The US administration is
pressing the 27 governments of the European Union to sign up for a range
of new security measures for transatlantic travel, including allowing
armed guards on all flights from Europe to America by US airlines. EU
officials furious as Washington says it wants extra data on all air
Travelers to Europe may face fingerprinting -- The European
Commission will propose Wednesday that all foreign travelers into and
out of Europe, including U.S. citizens, should be fingerprinted.
ACTION ALERT: House
HR 2421 Clean Water Act Hearing Expected soon -- Fax or e-mail your
Testimony by Friday, February 15th.
VIDEO: Ron Paul Wrongfully Left out of Ballots -- description: Ron
Paul was missing from the ballot at my designated polling place at 6 Lee
Avenue Stony Point, NY 10980 in Rockland County NY. Upon mentioning this
to the poll workers they proceeded to tell me several times that "He
dropped out". This is my personal account. The Ron Paul NYC Headquarters
was notified and its now in their hands but its your turn to voice your
concern and your discontent with the Rockland County Board of Elections
who were responsible for this - whether it was a mistake or intentional
Lead found in baby products -- High levels of lead were found in a
handful of well-known baby products made of vinyl plastic by the
environmental group based in California that spread the word about lead
on vinyl baby bibs and lunchboxes.
Corporations Given ‘Human Rights,’ Humans Are Denied Them -- In
evaluating allegations that U.S. military forces deprived four British
men of human rights during two years they were held captive in
Guantanamo Bay prison, a U.S. appeals court found an innovative way to
let the Bush administration off the hook. Two of three judges ruled the
men — because they are not U.S. citizens and, technically, were not
imprisoned in the U.S. — were not legally “persons” and, therefore, had
no rights to violate.
Pilots For Truth - Fox-5 Foreknowledge Of Wtc-7 Collapse? -- The
video footage speaks for itself. Fox-5 anchor Tracey Neale says that a
47-story building had collapsed in downtown Manhattan which is an
obvious reference to WTC-7 because it too was a 47-story building in
downtown Manhattan. Then just seconds after Neale reports on the
building collapse, they witness WTC-7 collapse at free fall speed in
their own video footage.
Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo -- Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on
Friday ordered some 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th
Marines from Grand Rapids, Michigan, out of Toledo just before the unit
was supposed to start a weekend of urban warfare training downtown.
Chavez Threatens to Halt Oil Sales to US -- President Hugo Chavez on
Sunday threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States in an
"economic war" if Exxon Mobil Corp. wins court judgments to seize
billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets.
DELEGATE ESTIMATE -- Total delegates to date. Democratic totals
include pledged delegates and superdelegates. Republican totals include
pledged delegates and unpledged RNC member delegates.
'Diet' foods weight gain puzzle -- A study which showed that rats
fed on artificial sweetener still put on weight has baffled researchers.
Examining the Properties of Chocolate and Cacao for Health -- If you
love chocolate as most of us do, pick a dark organic variety with no
added sugar. Raw cacao might just perk up your mornings and elevate your
moods in times when you want to stay productive.
TASER Remote Area Denial (TRAD) -- TRAD is a revolutionary new
concept in area denial, deploying TASER neuromuscular incapacitation (NMI)
technology to incapacitate intruders who violate areas secured with a
Clinton Campaign Manager Calls It Quits -- Patti Solis Doyle
announced that she is stepping down as the campaign manager for the
presidential campaign of Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., ABC News has
New Bacterial Infection Linked to Military -- Troops arriving home
from Iraq and Afghanistan have been carrying a mysterious, deadly
bacteria, according to a new magazine report.
6 Guantánamo Detainees Are Said to Face Trial Over 9/11 -- Military
prosecutors are in the final phases of preparing the first sweeping case
against suspected conspirators in the plot that led to the deaths of
nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, and drew the United States
into war, people who have been briefed on the case said.
Import alarm keeps sounding on food safety -- "Put in place
procedures where you say to the importer you need to be checking on your
supplier, then the exporter in China is supposed to be looking at his
supplier and then all the way back to the producer," Hubbard explained.
"Everybody is checking on everybody and keeping records. And, in theory,
that can work. But the FDA will need new statutory authority to oversee
something like that, and resources."
Democratic White House hopefuls may have to look to 'super-delegates'
-- With no clear winner after months of wooing voters, the tight race
for the Democratic White House nomination may leave the choice between
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to "super-delegates." What are
super-delegates? They are party leaders and lawmakers, including all
Democratic members of Congress and former presidents Jimmy Carter and
Bill Clinton, as well as ex-vice president Al Gore. If no candidate has
a lock on the 2,025 delegates needed to secure the nomination before the
party's convention in August, the 796 "super-delegates"
would be decisive.
FDA links anti-wrinkle drugs to deaths -- The popular anti-wrinkle
drug Botox and a competitor have been linked to dangerous botulism
symptoms in some users, cases so bad that a few children given the drugs
for muscle spasms have died, the government warned Friday.
Anti-depressants to carry suicide warning -- WARNINGS of the dangers
of suicidal thoughts and behaviour are to be included in the packages of
anti-depressants. Warnings will be carried in the patient information
leaflet in the packets from October this year.
VIDEO: Ron Paul at Liberty University -- Ron Paul's speech at
Abandoned anchor cut Gulf Internet cable -- An abandoned anchor was
responsible for cutting one of the undersea Internet cables severed last
week, causing disruptions across the Middle East and parts of Asia, the
cable's owner said Friday.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (guru to the Beatles) dies a recluse --
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru to the Beatles who introduced the West
to Transcendental Meditation and yogic flying and became a
counterculture icon, has died at his Dutch retreat. He was thought to be
Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business -- Today, more than 23,000
representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and
the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing
group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats
before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected
officials. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card,
told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial
law. InfraGard is “a child of the FBI,” says Michael Hershman, the
chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members
Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.
more about INFRAGARD by clicking here!
The History of InfraGard (this is .pdf file)
Dandelion Root Cancer Cure? At No Cost! -- To make the powder from
the dandelion root you must follow my directions to the letter. Any
changes and it won't work.
Group: Speakers at academy event promote hate -- A Muslim advocacy
group is decrying the Air Force Academy’s decision to invite three
self-described former terrorists who the group said slam Islam with
Speakers at Academy Said to Make False Claims
Inspections on Bridges Are Falsified -- A veteran bridge inspection
team for the Georgia Department of Transportation falsified checks of
dozens of bridges in the metropolitan area, including 11 previously
rated as needing repair or replacement, department officials said
Clarity Sought on Electronics Searches -- When U.S. Agents Seize
Travelers' Devices. The seizure of electronics at U.S. borders has
prompted protests from travelers who say they now weigh the risk of
traveling with sensitive or personal information on their laptops,
cameras or cellphones. In some cases, companies have altered their
policies to require employees to safeguard corporate secrets by clearing
laptop hard drives before international travel.
YouTube: Ron Paul speech at CPAC 2/7/8 part 1 of 3 -- Dr. Paul
speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Nationwide Recall of Vegetable Products in #10 cans (6 to 7 pound cans)
-- New Era Canning Company of New Era, Michigan is recalling all cans of
vegetable products in #10 cans (large cans containing between 6 and 7
pounds) on the list below because they may have been processed under
conditions which could have led to contamination by Clostridium
botulinum bacterium spores, which can cause life-threatening illness or
Tax evaders' items of Ed & Elaine Brown are on the block -- Auction:
Neither father nor son knew that the car, like many other items up for
auction that day, were once the proud possessions of convicted tax
evaders Elaine and Ed Brown. On Wednesday, four other vehicles, a
generator and a lawn mower belonging to the Browns were sold along with
the Oldsmobile, marking the beginning of the IRS' attempt to recover
money owed by the couple after years of not paying income taxes.
Nashua auction to feature Ed & Elaine Brown's gold and silver -- The
Internal Revenue Service today (Thursday) will auction a batch of coins
and other items – including a hyperbaric chamber – the government seized
from tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown.
News Video: No More RESTAURANT Lemon in my tea or water -- A MUST
watch video news release on anyone who has ever had a lemon wedge in
their water or tea in a restaurant!
Suit: Oral Roberts University Funneled $1B a Year -- A former senior
accountant at Oral Roberts University alleges that more than $1 billion
annually was inappropriately funneled through the school. Trent
Huddleston claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that he discovered an
"unrestricted" account used to funnel "unusually large" sums of money
through the university each month - which would exceed $1 billion on an
annual basis - that wasn't used for any
legitimate university purpose.
Army investigating accidental drug overdoses -- Lt. Gen. Eric B.
Schoomaker, the Army's surgeon general, said there has been "a series, a
sequence of deaths" in the new so-called "warrior transition units."
Those are special units set up last year to give sick, injured and
war-wounded troops coordinated medical care, financial advice, legal
help and other services as they transition toward either a return to
uniform or back into civilian life. Without giving a number, Schoomaker
said the deaths among the convalescing troops were "accidental deaths,
we believe, often as a consequence of the use of multiple prescription
and non-prescription medicines and alcohol."
Study finds new war vets facing job woes -- The Department of
Veterans Affairs report, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press,
points to continuing problems with the Bush administration's efforts to
help 4.4 million troops who have been discharged from active duty since
1990. It urged the federal government to consider working with a
private-sector marketing firm to help promote and brand war veterans as
capable employees, as well as re-examine education and training such as
the GI Bill.
Drops Presidential Bid -- Mitt Romney suspended his bid for the
Republican presidential nomination Thursday, saying if he continued it
would "forestall the launch of a national campaign and be making it
easier for Sen. Clinton or Obama to win."
UK: Our children tested to destruction -- The damning indictment of
England's primary education system revealed that the country's children
are now the most tested in the world.
More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related -- Researchers
in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from
just one "founder," an ancestor whose genes mutated 6,000 to 10,000
years ago. Before then, everyone had brown eyes.
Panel Rejects Toll Road Through San Onofre State Beach -- The
California Coastal Commission handed environmentalists a major victory
and rejected the pleas of motorists Wednesday, voting down plans to
build a six-lane toll road through San Onofre State Beach, a popular
preserve in north San Diego County known for its scenery and famous surf
Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue --
Veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care, the Bush
administration argues in a lawsuit accusing the government of illegally
denying mental health treatment to some troops returning from Iraq and
Chinese businesses and U.S. company indicted over pet food -- Two
Chinese businesses and their top executives and a U.S. company and its
owners were indicted by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Wednesday
for their alleged roles in manufacturing and importing a tainted
ingredient used to make pet food, believed to have sickened and killed
pets across the country.
GOP senator's bill would privatize Turnpike -- A Republican state
senator today introduced a bill to privatize the Pennsylvania Turnpike,
repeal the current transportation funding law and eliminate the 10
percent poured drink tax in Allegheny County.
Kidnappings of U.S. citizens on rise -- Organized, well-financed and
violent Mexican kidnapping cells are targeting a growing number of U.S.
citizens visiting communities popular with San Diegans and other
YouTube: Ron Paul Being Censored In Telephone Polls -- Ron Paul
omitted by telephone polls.
YouTube: RON PAUL 4409 -- 1946.1 -- Ron Paul is the only one to
address the tyranny of government!
YouTube: RON PAUL 4409 -- ( BUSTED ) - Proof the polls are rigged!
-- Check it out!
Military Members That Support Ron Paul For President -- These are
pages and pages of veterans comment. They are counting on us to see Ron
Paul elected for president.
US admiral confirms secret camp at Gitmo -- Somewhere amid the
cactus-studded hills on this sprawling Navy base, separate from the
cells where hundreds of men suspected of links to al-Qaida and the
Taliban have been locked up for years, is a place even more closely
guarded — a jailhouse so protected that its very location is top secret.
"Euros Accepted" signs pop up in New York City -- In the latest
example that the U.S. dollar just ain't what it used to be, some shops
in New York City have begun accepting euros and other foreign currency
as payment for merchandise.
Mullen: US Troops Are Tired -- The top uniformed military officer
on Wednesday described a tired U.S. military force, worn thin by
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and unlikely to come home in large
numbers anytime soon.
US to resume military aid to Thailand -- Deputy US Secretary of
State John Negroponte "has determined and certified to Congress that a
democratically elected government has taken office in Thailand, removing
legal restrictions on assistance to the Government of Thailand imposed
following the September 2006 coup," said Tom Casey, a State Department
Super Tuesday Results -- State-by-state results.
Gone Bonkers -- With Wall Street capital disappearing as fast as
foreclosures are climbing, one foreign head of state had an epiphany.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy advanced the idea recently that the
global financial system is "out of its mind." To develop this theory
further, I've reconstructed below some of the mileposts on our journey
to this financial loony bin. Few Americans are aware that for
at least 16 years big business and banks have been secretly taking out
millions of life insurance policies on their rank and file workers and
naming the corporation the beneficiary of the death benefit without the
knowledge of the worker. READ MORE...
GEARING UP FOR BANK FAILURES -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
is gearing up for the prospect of a large bank failure. So double-check
that all your deposits, including interest, are well within FDIC
Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- Half of all U.S.
bankruptcies are caused by soaring medical bills and most people sent
into debt by illness are middle-class workers with health insurance,
researchers said on Wednesday.
Manufacturer in $2 Million Accord With U.S. on Deficient Kevlar in
Military Helmets -- A North Dakota manufacturer has agreed to pay $2
million to settle a suit saying it had repeatedly shortchanged the armor
in up to 2.2 million helmets for the military, including those for the
first troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Connecting The Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots - 9 Or More? -- The last
week has seen a spate of unexplained, cut, undersea communications
cables that has severely disrupted communications in many countries in
the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. As I shall show, the total
numbers of cut cables remain in question, but likely number as many as
eight, and maybe nine or more. Read More...
New Weapon Against Terror: A Flashlight? -- New flashlight made for
Homeland Security. It looks like a normal flashlight, but Homeland
Security has paid close to a million dollars for it. It can stop you
right in your tracks.
Tornadoes Rip Through South, Killing 31 -- The dead included 13
people in Tennessee, 11 in Arkansas, and a mother and father who died in
Kentucky with their adult daughter. Those killed in Arkansas included
another set of parents, who died with their 11-year-old in Atkins, about
60 miles northwest of Little Rock.
Doctor alleges plans underway to "Microchip" Newborns in U.S. and Europe
-- Regarding plans to microchip newborns, Dr. Kilde said the U.S. has
been moving in this direction "in secrecy."
Wall St stocks drop as Chrysler shuts plants -- Chrysler announced
it was shutting four plants due to a dispute with a parts supplier. The
closures of plants in Illinois, Delaware, Michigan and Ohio affect about
Defense Department Stocks Shelves with Newest Smallpox Vaccine --
The Defense Department has begun its transition to the next generation
of smallpox vaccine. The new ACAM2000 vaccine first hit the shelves at
the Pentagon’s DiLorenzo Clinic last week from the Centers for Disease
Control Strategic National Stockpile.
Penn Researchers Discover New Target For Preventing And Treating Flu
-- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have
now provided a new strategy for designing drugs that target the
resistant viral strains by solving the three-dimensional structure of a
viral protein called the M2 proton channel. This protein is the
molecular receptor for these drugs.
This study is published in the Jan. 31 issue of the journal Nature.
VIDEO: A soldier's view -- "One of the greatest hopes for the US is
for this generation of military men and women to put their pledge to
support the Constitution first and stop serving the crooks who have
subverted the nation."
Missouri bill would add tolls to I-70 -- A bill in the Missouri
Senate would eliminate a couple of barriers prohibiting toll roads and
bridges in the state. Sponsored by Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee’s Summit, the
bill would enable the state’s Highways and Transportation Commission to
fund, build and operate toll roads and bridges, specifically, on
Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. This is the fourth
consecutive year that Bartle has offered legislation to bring tolls to
YouTube: PSYCHO COPS Strip Search Innocent Woman -- When is it
time??? Where is the line??? What will it take???
Motion on the Church of England draws number 666 in House of Commons
-- The beast of the Book of Revelation intruded into the banter of the
House of Commons when a motion calling for the disestablishment of the
Church of England was numbered 666. The last book of the Bible says 666
is the number of a beast that "had two horns like a lamb, and ... spake
as a dragon," and that "doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come
down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."
FBI wants palm prints, eye scans, tattoo mapping -- The FBI is
gearing up to create a massive computer database of people's physical
characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better
identify criminals and terrorists.
Blood pressure vaccine maybe on way -- How would it work? The
"trick," says Martin Bachmann, Cytos' chief scientific officer, is to
pick a likely target for vaccination — usually a protein that plays a
key role in causing the disease — and "make it look like a virus." Read
VIDEO: Ron Paul Live From U of M in Minnesota Mon Feb 4, 2008 --
Check it out in your spare time!
Last man in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo dies -- Raymond
Jacobs, believed to be the last surviving member of the group of Marines
photographed during the original U.S. flag-raising on Iwo Jima during
World War II, has died at age 82.Jacobs died January 29 of natural
causes at a Redding hospital, his daughter, Nancy Jacobs, told The
General Internet Resources -- Subject Guides, Portals and Starting
Hillary Refused To Sign Pledge To Support Our U.S. Constitution --
Illinois Senator Barack Obama has finally signed the American Freedom
Pledge, joining his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in
encouraging the restoration of basic Constitutional principles after the
battering they have taken during the Bush-Cheney era. All the Democrats,
that is, except New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
Long Shot Ron Paul Finds A Hotbed of Support in Alaska -- Within
weeks of his announcement in March that he would run for the
presidential nomination, Mr. Paul's supporters in Alaska began
informally campaigning. They clustered on cold, dark afternoons to wave
Ron Paul signs at intersections. When Fox News left Mr. Paul out of a
televised forum in New Hampshire with the other Republican candidates
last month, they stood in front of a Fox News affiliate in Anchorage to
Death photo of famed war reporter surfaces after 63 years -- This
picture of Ernie Pyle's body, taken soon after he was killed by a
Japanese bullet, was never released to the public. The man who took the
picture, Army photographer Alexander Roberts, told a friend of Pyle's
that the War Department withheld it "out of deference" to Pyle's ailing
Bloomberg.com: Even the big boys are getting ready -- Biggs's Tips
for Rich: Expect War, Study Blitz, Mind Markets. "Insure yourself
against war and disaster by buying a remote farm or ranch and stocking
it with "seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc."
Wal-Mart executive Thomas Coughlin avoids prison -- A federal judge
in Arkansas decided Friday that home detention and probation were
sufficient punishment for Cleveland native and former Wal-Mart executive
Thomas Coughlin, who was brought down by stealing $400,000 from the
global retailer through bogus expense accounts and gift cards.
YouTube: FOX News Whistle blowers. UNBELIEVABLE!!! -- A Must See
Top-secret Livermore anti-germ lab opens -- A high-security
laboratory where deadly microbes are being grown by scientists seeking
defenses against terrorist attacks began operating in Livermore last
week without public announcement, and opponents said Friday that they
will go to federal court in an effort to close the facility down.
Ron Paul Sweeps Northern Maine Caucuses -- With all three of
Northern Maine’s (Aroostook County) Republican caucuses now completed,
Ron Paul has won all three with a combined total 34.5% victory, followed
by Mitt Romney in second place and Mike Huckabee in third.
FOX Denies Entrance to Veterans Demanding an Apology from O’Reilly —
-- "You might’ve seen my earlier post detailing the amazing day we had
delivering our petition to the FOX building in New York demanding that
Bill O’Reilly apologize to the homeless veterans he denied and
dismissed. Now you can see how it all went down."
season in full swing, CDC warns -- Flu season is in full swing, with
wide outbreaks in 11 states — and a new strain is starting to emerge
that this year's vaccine doesn't specifically target, the government's
public health chief said Friday.
shampoo study raises chemical concerns -- Elevated levels of
chemicals known as phthalates were found in the urine of babies who’d
been recently shampooed, powdered or lotioned with baby products.
Salmonella Levels Over 5x Higher in Factory Farm Eggs than Organic
-- The study showed that 23.4 per cent of farms with caged hens tested
positive for salmonella compared to 4.4 per cent in organic flocks and
6.5 per cent in free-range flocks.
Navy Tests Incredible Sci-Fi Weapon -- The U.S. Navy yesterday test
fired an incredibly powerful new big gun designed to replace
conventional weaponry aboard ships. Sci-fi fans will recognize its
awesome power and futuristic technology. The big gun uses
electromagnetic energy instead of explosive chemical propellants to fire
a projectile farther and faster.
Al Qaeda said to focus on WMDs -- After a U.S. airstrike leveled a
small compound in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions in January 2006,
President Pervez Musharraf and his intelligence officials announced that
several senior Al Qaeda operatives had been killed, and that the top
prize was an elusive Egyptian who was believed to be a chemical weapons
expert. But current and former U.S. intelligence officials now believe
that the Egyptian, Abu Khabab Masri, is alive and well -- and in charge
of resurrecting Al Qaeda's program to develop
or obtain weapons of mass destruction.
The Ron Paul
Newspaper Project -- A plan to print and distribute a Ron Paul
newspaper to be tossed on driveways in Super Tuesday states. If the
media will not give Dr. Paul the coverage he deserves, let's get him
Shocker: Ron Paul biggest GOP fundraiser last quarter -- Well, it's
official, ladies and gentlemen. Believe it or not, Rep. Ron Paul, the
72-year-old Texan who hardly ever gets mentioned in Republican political
news and the one-time libertarian who always gets the least time on TV
debates if he isn't barred completely, was, in fact, the most successful
Republican fundraiser in the last three months of 2007.
on Stevia -- FDA Threatened Celestial Tea Company over Use of
Natural Sweetener Stevia and has sent a warning letter to the Hain
Celestial Group, instructing the natural and organic food producer to
relabel certain products that contain the sweetener stevia.
Montel Williams Loses Job after Defending Troops on Fox News -- For
just over three minutes on Saturday morning, TV talk show host Montel
Williams owned the hosts of Fox and Friends. Three minutes into this
awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a
commercial. Montel did not return after the break. Four days later,
after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job. Read More...
World Captivated by US Presidential Race -- America's extraordinary
presidential campaign has captivated politicians and ordinary people
around the globe. With so much at stake in the race for the White House,
the world is watching with an intensity that hasn't been seen since the
Clinton era began in 1992.
Student disciplined for pen with gun company logo -- A student has
been threatened with a 3-day suspension from school for bringing to
campus, and using, a pen with the corporate logo of the Glock company, a
large stylized "G" with the letters "lock" inside.
Mexico Mayor Helps Illegals Reach the U.S. -- Mayor Gutierrez, a
longtime activist with the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, has
ordered his police officers and city officials not to arrest, extort, or
otherwise harass the migrants, according to the Los Angeles Times which
added that he has also ordered them not to cooperate with Mexican
First Nations, Canada: Disappearance of indigenous baby boys tied to
industrial pollution -- This is related to yesterdays' guest Dr.
Rapp - For years, scientists have been reporting declines in male births
worldwide. But the most startling is the sharp drop of boys among the
Aanishinaabek of Aamjiwnaang, "a greater rate of change than has been
reported previously anywhere," noted a 2005 study that was published in
the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
US Tightens Canada Border Crossing Rules -- The Law is now in place
- travelers must produce a passport, trusted traveler card or a
government-issued identification card, such as a driver's license.
U.S. PASSPORT CARD APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1
Harmful pesticides found in everyday food products -- The
peer-reviewed study found that the urine and saliva of children eating a
variety of conventional foods from area groceries contained biological
markers of organophosphates, the family of pesticides spawned by the
creation of nerve gas agents in World War II. When the same children ate
organic fruits, vegetables and juices, signs of pesticides were not
Bat deaths in NY, Vt. baffle experts -- Bats are dying off by the
thousands as they hibernate in caves and mines around New York and
Vermont, sending researchers scrambling to find the cause of mysterious
condition dubbed "white nose syndrome."
Spy Satellite ‘Downed’ By Israel, Say Russian Experts By: Sorcha Faal,
and as reported to her Western Subscribers -- Russian Space Forces (VKS)
experts are reporting in the Kremlin today that the sudden, and
catastrophic, loss of one of the United States most sophisticated spy
satellites was due to a newly (January 22nd) launched Israeli spy
satellite that upon reaching the same polar orbit of its American
counterpart ‘ejected’ thousands of ball bearings which ‘shredded’ the
KH-13, believed to be the US military’s most advanced reconnaissance