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Military to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution? -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition. "The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself." the spokesman said, "At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been to the Constitution."

Exploration of FEMA Internment Camp #1 in Columbus, Ohio -- Take a look at an overhead view of the FEMA location just outside Columbus, Ohio.

Some FEMA prison camp locations -- Map of some Fema Camp locations.

Illinois Senate ousts Blagojevich -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

Pledge of Allegiance Becomes Pledge to Obama -- A parent in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Henderson area reported January 27th that his son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn't want to go back to school anymore. When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag.

NIH recognizing Morgellons -- An unexplained illness which is characterized by skin manifestations including non-healing lesions, itching, and the appearance of fibers. There appears to be a strong association with LYME DISEASE.

More than 607,000 without power; state struggles to recover -- Most of Kentucky remained encased in ice Thursday, and communities throughout the state clung to small victories as they struggled to chisel out.

HERE COMES FEMA -- Congress Seeks to Authorize & Legalize FEMA Camp Facilities -- A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA camp facilities on military installations.

YouTube: Gerald Celente Global Economic Meltdown Pt 1/2 -- Economic Meltdown America trends for 2009.

Police Car Equipped To Scan License Plates -- Imagine a police cruiser that scans license plates, records the information, runs the plates for felony and misdemeanor warrants, then alerts police of any criminal activity involving the car.

Cured meats tied to childhood leukemia risk -- Children who regularly eat cured meats like bacon and hot dogs may have a heightened risk of leukemia, while vegetables and soy products may help protect against cancer, a new study suggests.

Who do pirates call to get their cash? -- The hijacking of ships off the coast of Somalia has become a mini-industry, with another seized on Thursday. The ransoms are always paid - but how? Simon Cox goes on the money trail and finds all roads lead to one destination: London.

Iraq, Afghanistan VA Patients Exceed 400,000 -- As the number of veterans seeking health care continues to rise, the VA is straining to meet demands.

Officials: Army Suicides at Three-Decade High -- Suicides among Army troops soared again last year and are at a nearly three-decade high, senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Army decides to give retirement pay back to Alaska WWII militia -- Alaska's congressional delegation says the Secretary of the Army has decided to use emergency funds to supplement retirement payments for veterans of a largely Native militia that were reduced because of a technicality in a federal law.

Body Armor Recalled by Army -- Army Secretary Pete Geren has ordered the recall of more than 16,000 sets of body armor following an audit that concluded the bullet-blocking plates in the vests failed testing and may not provide Soldiers with adequate protection.

Recruiting stand-down ordered -- Army Secretary Pete Geren has ordered a stand-down of the Army’s entire recruiting force and a review of almost every aspect of the job is underway in the wake of a wide-ranging investigation of four suicides in the Houston Recruiting Battalion.

Military Contractors Expect to Beat Layoff Trend -- Even as companies across the U.S. are laying off thousands of workers, defense companies expect to maintain much of the momentum they built up during the Bush administration's sharp increase in weapons spending.

US security firm Blackwater faces expulsion from Iraq -- Decision not to renew license prompted by shooting of 17 people by guards in 2007, Iraqi official says.

All-round flu vaccine developed by researchers in Japan -- RESEARCHERS in Japan say they have developed a flu vaccine that works against multiple viruses and could prevent a deadly pandemic of bird flu mutations.

Alaska Volcano Has Geologists on Alert -- Hardware stores and auto parts shops scored a post-holiday run of business this week as Anchorage-area residents stocked up on protective eyewear and masks ahead of a possible eruption of Mount Redoubt.

Florida beans and corn destroyed, potatoes delayed -- As growers assessed damage from a series of freezes that struck south Florida growing regions during the overnight hours of Jan. 20-23, buyers should expect far fewer south Florida beans and corn.

Saddam's hometown unveils statue dedicated to man who threw shoe at President Bush -- A statue dedicated to the man who threw his shoes at President Bush has been erected in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown.

The Hidden GM in Your Grocery Basket -- If you, like most people, don't want to eat GM foods, you may be surprised to learn that millions of tons of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are going into producing the food we eat.

Common chemicals found in non-stick frying pans 'can harm fertility' -- A new study found that exposure to high levels of the chemicals, which can remain in the environment and the body for decades, could leave women struggling to get pregnant.

FDA Admits Cloned Meat, Milk May Have Already Entered Food Supply -- The FDA has admitted that meat and milk from the offspring of cloned mammals such as cows, pigs, goats and sheep could very well have already entered the food supply in the United States.

Global Consciousness Project -- Trans-Humanity Awakening To Reality.

A Material Odor Mystery Over Foul-Smelling Drywall -- Foul-smelling and discoloring Chinese-made drywall, apparently imported after Hurricane Katrina, has been the subject of more than 50 complaints in Florida, say state officials.

Target Closes distribution centers & cuts jobs -- Discount retailer Target will close one of its 34 distribution centers and let more than 1,000 people go from their jobs.

Sony's quarterly net profit tumbles 95% -- Sony (SNE) said Thursday its net profit plunged 95% in the October-December quarter from a year earlier as poor sales of TVs, digital cameras and mobile phones sent its core electronics division into the red.

Royal Caribbean Q4 income down 98% -- Rough seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the Miami-based cruise line said a drop in bookings and higher fuel costs caused net income for the fourth quarter to drop 98 percent, to $1.5 million, or a penny a share, from $70.8 million, or 33 cents a share, in the same quarter last year.

Great bright hope to end battle of the light bulbs -- Cambridge University researchers have developed cheap, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that produce brilliant light but use very little electricity. They will cost £2 and last up to 60 years.

Massive power outages & accidents as ice storm grows -- Arkansas is coated in 3 inches of ice. Kentucky and Oklahoma are also ice-covered, which has taken down power lines. This massive storm, which stretches to Maine is blasting Northeast. At least 20 have died. It may be a long time before electricity is restored.

House approves $819 billion economic stimulus bill -- The House approved an $819 billion economic stimulus plan on Wednesday on a 244-188 party-line vote. The bill would cut taxes for individuals and businesses, provide billions of dollars for infrastructure projects, help states balance their budgets, and provide relief to millions of people who've lost their jobs or homes.

Peanut Corp. recalls all products back to 2007 -- Salmonella was found at least 12 times in products made at the Ga. plant!!
* Calls for criminal probe in peanut recall begin
* Interactive: State by state: Salmonella cases in the U.S.

How realistic is a North American currency? -- Commentary: Uniting U.S., Canada, Mexico money could result from crisis

Tracking Soldiers, Mapping Relief -- DARPA wants to electronically RFID tag US combat soldiers so they can then be swiftly found and rescued if they get into trouble.

Boeing reports big loss, cutting 10,000 jobs -- Facing falling air traffic and pressure on military budgets, Boeing Co. announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs after reporting a surprise fourth-quarter loss Wednesday.

Starbucks to cut 6,700 jobs, close 300 stores -- Coffee retailer's profit dropped 69 percent in its fiscal first quarter.

US Supreme Court says passenger can be frisked -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers have leeway to frisk a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation even if nothing indicates the passenger has committed a crime or is about to do so.

Storm of global riots on the horizon -- This year will see a major economic breakdown followed by worldwide riots, as people who have lost everything rebel against the situation, where those in power save themselves at the expense of everyone else.

Davos cuts back on caviar but keeps limos -- More world leaders than ever before have shown up in the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum. At the same time, a number of corporate bosses have decided to drop out of the discussion.

Website to vote for a new 7 Wonders of the World -- You have one voice, and you have seven choices - vote now. (are the old ones going down into the memory hole?)

A Very Real New World Order by Chuck Baldwin -- It is hard to believe, but a majority of Americans (including Christians and conservatives) seem oblivious to the fact that there is a very real, very legitimate New World Order (NWO) unfolding. In the face of overwhelming evidence, most Americans not only seem totally unaware of this reality, they seem unwilling to even remotely entertain the notion.

USDA Backs Off Mandatory National Animal Identification Registration -- In this time of deflationary pressure on all agricultural products, farmers and ranchers got a token boost at the end of December when the USDA`s Animal and Plant Health Inspection-Veterinary Service officially cancelled its Mandatory Premise Registration Directive. Read More...

CFIA confirms avian flu outbreak on B.C. farm -- A bio hazard control sign sits outside a poultry farm in Abbotsford, B.C. after a turkey farm in the area tested positive for the H5 avian flu virus, Saturday, January 24, 2009.
* Check out the warning sign!
* Related Article: 60,000 B.C. turkeys culled in avian flu outbreak

Flying J Refinery still closed -- A California diesel and fuel refinery owned by America’s largest diesel retailer has remained closed for nearly 30 days after a company-imposed 10-day closing for maintenance.

Air Force spending $1B on surveillance planes -- The Air Force soon will fly commercial planes outfitted with surveillance technologies that can help troops in Iraq or Afghanistan detect mines, explosives and other enemy efforts, a senior service official said Friday.

Main Core, PROMIS and the Shadow Government pt.1 -- Suppose that the United States Government, or more likely an unaccountable privatized intelligence colossus empowered by the reaction to the 9/11 attacks and fueled by the rampant cronyism of a system long ago gone rotten had a surveillance tool capable of peering into the most private aspects of American lives on a whim.

FEMA Regional Contacts -- (interesting how the FEMA office in Pennsylvania is in Philadelphia next to Independence Hall)

U.N. crime chief says drug money flowed into banks to keep them afloat! -- The United Nations' crime and drug watchdog has indications that money made in illicit drug trade has been used to keep banks afloat in the global financial crisis, its head was quoted as saying on Sunday.

CIA Drug Planes Tip of the Iceberg -- Two American-registered drug planes busted in Mexico carrying four and 5.5 tons of cocaine are just the “tip of the iceberg” in a blockbuster aviation deal which sold 50 American-registered aircraft to the Sinaloa Cartel, the Mad Cow Morning News has learned.

Processed People -- The Documentary. Processed People features insightful interviews from nine preeminent health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss how and why Americans got into this mess, and what we can do to break the “processed people” cycle.

ADHD Drugs Cause Hallucinations in Children -- Psychiatry Pushes Hallucinogenic Drugs for Profit.

Will GI Roboman replace GI Joe? -- More than 6,000 robots are already used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Astronomical amounts of money are being funneled into artificial intelligence research. While that can ultimately lead to less human risk for U.S. troops on the battlefield, can the threat of armed robots be used against us by terrorists?

BREAKING WEATHER NEWS: Massive Power Outages and Accidents Increase from Northern Texas to the Virginias as Ice Storm Grows -- After downing trees at a rate of 100 per hour, causing deadly car accidents and cutting power to hundreds of thousands, a crippling ice storm will continue to clobber areas from Arkansas to the Virginias tonight. Treacherous travel is ongoing in Washington, D.C., and roadways will worsen overnight in Philadelphia and New York City.

13 die as winter storm slams much of U.S. -- Highway crews struggled to keep up with slippery roads caused by a storm that’s spread ice and snow from the southern Plains to the East Coast. At least 13 deaths were blamed on the weather.

WWII Veteran Freezes To Death In Own Home -- THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!  Bay City Electric & Light Restricted Power To Man's Home After He Did Not Pay Bills.

U.S. pays $40,000 after 15 Afghans die in raid -- U.S. commanders on Tuesday traveled to a poor Afghan village and distributed $40,000 to relatives of 15 people killed in a U.S. raid, including a known militant commander. The Americans also apologized for any civilians killed in the operation.

Digital delay a relief to TV networks -- Transition will now take place during summer reruns

Hundreds of dead birds drop from sky in New Jersey -- Hundreds of dead birds fell onto homes and cars in parts of a Somerset County town this weekend. A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services — said Sunday night that the dead birds were part of a USDA program to reduce the European starling population.

Dalai Lama Stuns Audience... Admits: "I Love George Bush" -- (What!/!?) The Dalai Lama admits, "I love George Bush." Beeqube and ROP reported.

Studies find mercury in much U.S. corn syrup -- Many common foods made using commercial high fructose corn syrup contain mercury as well, researchers reported on Tuesday, while another study suggested the corn syrup itself is contaminated.

Resistance to Housing Foreclosures Spreads Across the Land -- Community-based movements to halt the flood of foreclosures have been building across the country. And they're not the usual suspects.

L.A. man kills wife, 5 kids, himself, cops say -- A medical technician fatally shot his wife, five young children and himself Monday after claiming in a note to a TV station that he and his wife both had just been fired from their jobs. Police urged those facing tough economic times to get help rather than resort to violence.

Even people who work at Homeland Security don't like Homeland Security -- The Department of Homeland Security outpaced a long list of others in generating negative responses from its nearly 10,000 responding employees. It had one of the highest numbers of respondents who disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement, "My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment.

VIDEO: FEMA Camp -- This is the one in Beech Grove.

Tracking Device Ordered for TB Patient -- A 20-year-old man in Champaign, Illinois, suffering from tuberculosis will be outfitted with a tracking device that can track his movements, a judge says.

Woman exchanges Monopoly money for Danish kroner -- A woman in Denmark played a high stakes game last week when she successfully convinced a bank to exchange bills worth two thousand "kronor" in Swedish Monopoly money for a quantity of real Danish money.

Governments turn to barter deals as credit to secure food dries up -- Countries struggling to secure credit have resorted to barter and secretive government-to-government deals to buy food, with some contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Iceland's Prime Minister Says Government Collapsed -- Iceland's coalition government collapsed Monday, leaving the island nation in political turmoil amid a financial crisis that has pummeled its economy and required an international bailout to keep the country afloat.

Wikipedia editors may approve all changes -- Wikipedia faces a revolt among thousands of its contributors over proposals to change the way the online encyclopedia is run. Until now, Wikipedia has allowed anybody to make instant changes to almost all of its 2.7m entries, with only a handful of entries protected from being altered.

Hospitals Demanding Cash Up Front -- About 25 million Americans are considered "underinsured," spending more than 10% of their income on medical expenses. And now hospitals are wanting pre-payments for treatments.

Presenting New Bill HR 645 -- To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military...

TechCrunch Layoff Tracker -- Nina added up the numbers from Jan 1 to Jan 26 and the total is 106,176. This does not include Caterpillar, Home Depot etc!

Obama's approval rating plunges a shocking 15 points after less than a week in office -- The new President's approval ratings have fallen from a stratospheric 83 per cent to a more modest - although still impressive - 68 per cent.

GM Lordstown to cut 800 jobs, entire shift -- General Motors Corp. says it will cut 2,000 jobs at plants in Michigan and Ohio, and it will halt production for several weeks at nine plants over the next six months due to slow sales.
Related Article: Job-killing recession racks up more layoffs

Verizon offers $250 in-home cell phone booster -- Verizon Wireless has started selling a book-sized device that boosts cell phone signals within a home for $250, making it easier for people to drop a home phone line and rely solely on wireless.

Drug residues in India stun researchers -- When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000.

Failed Bank List -- This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000.

Plan a Victory Garden and Help Create the World in which You Live -- Last seen at the end of the World War II, these gardens have come to represent our fight to regain control of our lives, our health and our independence.

New Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Supports Genetic Engineering and Corporate Farming -- Vilsack has a record of supporting the genetic engineering of crops and this is considered a threat by and to organic farmers who are not able to get organic certification for their produce if it is contaminated by the pollen created by transgenic crops. The official policy of the Department of Agriculture is that GMO crops do not need to be regulated or labeled as such.

China reports 5th bird flu death this year -- An 18-year-old man died from bird flu Monday in southern China, the fifth human death from the virus in the country this year, state media reported.

Halliburton to pay $559 million to settle bribery probe -- Halliburton Co will pay a $559 million fine to end an investigation of its former KBR Inc unit if the U.S. government approves the settlement, the largest penalty against a U.S. company for charges of bribery under federal law.

Website of World Economic Forum -- The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Ex-CIA man: Bombing Iran 'out of question' -- Israel will pressure US President Barack Obama to attack Iran, although a military action is impossible, a former top CIA operative says.

Ice Cream yields positive alcohol test -- An Australian man challenged to prove his claim that ice cream gave him a blood alcohol reading demonstrated his defense in court. Read More...

Layoffs continue to sideline thousands of workers -- Three big U.S. companies announced Monday, Jan. 26, that they’re laying off a total of 35,000 workers. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar will lay off 20,000; Sprint/Nextel will cut 8,000; and Home Depot is letting 7,000 employees go. Cleveland, Ohio-based Eaton Corp. announced it will also lay off more than 5,000 employees

Obama snubs vets, skips Heroes ball -- Becomes 1st new president to miss inauguration event.

BrassCheck TV: "It's not like before" -- A sobering discussion on the nature of the current economic crisis and why this one may be very different from ones in the past.

The Coming Civil War! -- If you are a hard-working, responsible, self-reliant and successful American, how do you like billions of your taxes paying for bank, business and ner-do-well homebuyer bailouts, homebuyers that were encouraged by government to buy homes they couldn’t afford. How do you like your government using trillions of your tax dollars for ill advised stimulus packages that won’t and aren’t working? Read More...

The Tampa Police Department shows off some of the equipment that will be used during the Super Bowl -- Take a look! (why would Tampa need a armored vehicle like the one shown in the photo?)

Army cuts off pay for WWII Alaska militia veterans -- The Army has decided to cut off retirement pay for veterans of a largely Native militia formed to guard the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese attack during World War II. The change means 26 surviving members of the Alaska Territorial Guard - most in their 80s and long retired - will lose as much as $557 in monthly retirement pay, a state veterans officer said Thursday. The payments end Feb. 1.

Pfizer nears $68 billion deal for Wyeth -- Pfizer, the world's largest drug maker, agreed in principle on Sunday night to acquire a rival, Wyeth, for $68 billion, according to people involved in the negotiations.

President Obama orders air strikes on villages in tribal area -- Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for his first military action yesterday, missile strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan which killed at least 18 people.

The tragedy of White Phosphorus used on Gaza -- "It was a bad smell, a smell that made you choke," he said. "I came upstairs but there was smoke everywhere. I ran to get water from the bathroom but when I put the water on them the water did not stop the fire." That's because White phosphorus fires are resistant to water.
Related Article: Long term soil devastation in Gaza due to use of white phosphorus and depleted uranium

Sick, injured patients flood Halifax emergency rooms -- An unusual increase in the number of patients has swamped emergency rooms in the Halifax area in the last 48 hours.

Hospital Sued for Charging Patients 18% Interest -- Minnesota’s attorney general is suing the biggest hospital system in the Twin Cities, alleging that Allina Hospitals & Clinics is violating a state law by charging patients excessive interest on unpaid bills.

Alternative medicine and the body's vital force -- Alternative medicine relies on the life energy of the body to heal itself. Most complementary or alternative medicine therapies believe that most diseases don't need to be "cured", as much as the body needs to be brought to a state of balance.

GET PREPARED!  Big Snow Storm to Hit the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic -- Where the colder air wins out, snow will spread eastward from the central Plains into the lower Midwest Monday night, dumping 3 to 6 inches across portions of southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. By Tuesday morning, this heavier swath of snow is expected to reach Washington, D.C. About 3 inches is expected to accumulate in the nation's capital by the end of the day.

California’s First Centennial Bank Shut by Regulator -- First Centennial Bank of Redlands, California, was seized by a state regulator, the third U.S. bank to fail this year, as the recession deepens and the slump in the housing industry sends home foreclosures to records.

University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health course for doctors pushed risky therapy -- The conclusions were clear: Women who took hormone therapy drugs were at increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. However the school began a medical education program for doctors that promoted hormone therapy, touted its benefits and downplayed its risks.

Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America -- The Modest Maps - It starts slow and then spreads like wildfire in the southeast and makes its way towards the west coast.

EMF radiation levels in cars -- Car radiation levels are hitting an all time high as the amount of technology in cars increases. DVD players, dashboard computers, GPS tracking and bluetooth technology have turned the average car into an EMF hazard.

WORLD RENOWNED EXPERT ISSUES DIRE WARNINGS issue warning about wind farms -- Picton, Ontario - 200 Picton area residents braved frigid temperatures Thursday night to hear about the serious health risks associated with Industrial Wind Turbines.

Report shows U.S. only half ready for flu pandemic -- The U.S. states have made progress in stockpiling drugs and preparing to vaccinate people in case of a flu pandemic but are far behind in plans for the ensuing months of disruption, the government said on Thursday.

Toll revenues down 4% across the board in 2008 -- US traffic was down strongly in November, in line with the experience of many toll operators.

New Transportation Secretary endorses more toll roads -- Motorists expecting change from President Barack Obama's choice of transportation secretary may instead find only a slight adjustment of priorities. Former Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood (R-Peoria) appeared before Senate transportation committee colleagues yesterday to give the first glimpse at what he wants to do to with federal transportation funds after taking his place in the cabinet.

Brilliant technology - The Wave Reaper -- Waves work in a constant up-and-down movement, back and forth, and the WaveReaper, a simple mechanical device, takes advantage of this in a cheap way. Read More...

Sanjay Gupta Is Anti-Antioxidants -- "Dr. Gupta seizes virtually every opportunity he can to discourage people from taking supplemental antioxidants and other supplementation. To this end, he uses certified-as-bogus studies to "prove" that antioxidants only provide for the consumer's harm, and especially if you take large amounts in a broad spectrum."

You could have watched the inauguration from a traffic camera! -- This website shows you how to find traffic cameras anywhere!
Related Article: Traffic cameras deter shoplifters in Croatia

Satellite view of crowd at inauguration -- (note how they mention the image was through High wispy clouds...).

Absolutely bizarre creature found in Benjamin Fulford's spine during operation -- "It looked like a salamander and had clearly defined eyes and a tail. I took a picture of it with my cell phone camera." Read More...

Flu strains prove too tough for prized drug -- DOCTORS have been alerted that most influenza strains common in the northern hemisphere winter are now resistant to the frontline antiviral drug Tamiflu.

1.2 million network computers infected by computer worm -- A computer worm called “Downadup” is still spreading and infecting corporate computers and servers, making it the most severe virus outbreak in “several years.”

Army accuses KBR contractors of 'negligent homicide' for electrocution -- United States Army investigation has accused former Halliburton subsidiary KBR, along with contractors the company used and two of the firm's supervisors, of 'negligent homicide' in the electrocution of a soldier, according to a published report.

Food banks: 30% rise in needy -- Nationwide, food banks are reporting a 30% increase in the number of people seeking assistance -- double the increase reported just six months ago, according to Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks across the country.

Israel Admits Troops May Have Used White Phosphorus Shells -- After weeks of denying that they had used white phosphorus in heavily-populated areas of Gaza, the IDF has admitted that Israeli forces may have used the napalm-like chemical in violation of both international law and the Israeli military's own policy.

Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world -- Carmakers around the world are cutting production as inventories build up to unprecedented levels. Storage areas and docksides are now packed with vast expanses of unsold cars as demand slumps.

Deadly Bio-Weaponry Build Up Comes to the Heart of the U.S. -- Bio-weaponry and bio-wars are now real threats to the future of the human race. What sounds like the stuff of futuristic science fiction is already a quiet reality. The recent announcement of the new site for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility brings this reality to light, particularly as this site will house level 4 pathogens, some of which are zoonotic, meaning they can jump the species barrier and infect humans.

Video: Harvest of Despair 1933-soviet engineered famine in Ukraine -- Few people know of the atrocities commited by the communists in Ukraine. The Holodomor, the Soviet engineered famine of 1933 was directed by Stalin agains the Ukrainian people, in a savage atempt to crush their will. Millions of people have died of hunger in one of the most shameful pages of human history.

Where You Won't Shop In 2009 -- Store closings and bankruptcies will hit a host of well-known stores in the coming year.

Pfizer in Talks to Buy Wyeth -- Pfizer Inc. is in talks to acquire rival drug maker Wyeth in a deal that could be valued at more than $60 billion, said people familiar with the matter.

Ten Years Into The Chemtrail Wars -- The Breakdown Of The Immune System.

Changefest '09 - Obama's Inaugural Speech -- Jason Jones maintains Obama's inaugural address was a new message, and in no way like any of Bush's speeches.

NO, WE DON'T HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT By: Devvy Kidd -- “It is a terrible thing when you think you got on a bandwagon and it turns out to be a garbage truck." Ernst (Putzi) Hanfstaengl*

Will Public Education Be Militarized? -- Incoming Secretary of Education Arne Duncan leaves behind a Windy City legacy that's hardly cause for optimism."

U.S. Raids Contractors Aided by Murtha -- Federal agents raided two small Pennsylvania defense contractors that were given millions of dollars in federal funding by Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the defense appropriations committee and one of the most powerful men in Congress.

The "Secret Language Codes" Used by Doctors and Drug Companies to Manipulate Patients -- This article tells the story of discovering how language codes were being used, reverse engineering them and creating a set of defensive strategies that completely disarm them.

Judge Suspends Guantanamo Case at Obama's Request -- A U.S. military judge Wednesday suspended the trial of five detainees accused of involvement in plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, acceding to a request from military prosecutors in accordance with a directive from the new Obama administration late Tuesday.

Obama takes oath again after inauguration mistake -- U.S. President Barack Obama was administered the oath of office a second time on Wednesday at the White House because a word was out of sequence when he was sworn in on Tuesday.

Spy chief to Obama: Let DARPA fix economy -- According to Mr Rustan: By avoiding bureaucratic infrastructure and nurturing program managers with fresh ideas, Darpa is one of the few agencies in the US government that continues to be as relevant today as it was at its inception. Expanding this entrepreneurial and innovative agency's role beyond traditional defense-related industries will help you rebuild the US economy ...

Whistleblower: NSA spied on everyone, targeted journalists -- Former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice, who helped expose the NSA's warrantless wiretapping in December 2005, has now come forward with even more startling allegations. Tice told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday that the programs that spied on Americans were not only much broader than previously acknowledged but specifically targeted journalists.

New RFID Technology Allows You to be Tracked WITHOUT Your Knowledge -- NOX – a new Intelligent Perimeter Defense system deployed by the FBI that uses covert Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track people and assets without their knowledge. Read More...

Officials: Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Continues -- The peanut butter salmonella outbreak that has sickened 486 people and killed six may continue to pop up in more peanut butter products, federal officials warned in a press conference today. Within a week and a half, 125 brands of cookies, cakes, energy bars and even doggie treats have made the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recall list. See  for list .

White Powder Sent to Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law -- Authorities investigating white powder found Wednesday in envelopes at the Wall Street Journal in New York and Harvard Law School in Massachusetts said it was harmless.

YouTube: "No Legal Basis for Federalization of State Guard Members" -- At the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2009, the "Bring the Guard Home! It's the Law" campaign held a press conference. One of the speakers was Rep. Michael Fisher (D) of the Vermont legislature.

A Comedy of Tax Errors -- Make no mistake about it: Tim Geithner(Treasury nominee ) made mistakes.

YouTube: Ron Paul 2012- Ron Paul on Bloomberg TV 1/21/09 -- Ron Paul Discusses Geithner On Bloomberg TV 01/21/2009.

VIDEO: Aspartame, Brain Cancer and the FDA -- This video is a great review of the problems with aspartame. The approval of aspartame was the most contested in FDA history. The sweetener was not approved on scientific grounds, but because of strong political and financial pressure.

The threat & the science of GM food (pamphlet you can print) -- Should consumers be worried? A growing body of evidence says that they should. Scientific studies have found that “stealth GMOs” in the form of animal feed can affect the health of animals. Humans who eat the milk, eggs, and meat of these animals may also be affected. No one knows, as the studies have not been done.
Related Article: 10 reasons why we don’t need GM foods -- Genetically Modified (GM) foods are once again being promoted as the way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether. Read more...

Toll concession lobbyists after stimulus money -- More toll roads for more jobs. Investor groups interested in tollroad concessions are putting their pitch in Washington DC for equity to play a major role in reviving the economy. They say $180 billion is available that could generate between 600k and 2m jobs in the US.

Intel to close plants, up to 6,000 workers affected -- Intel said on Wednesday it will close chip plants to align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions. Between 5,000 and 6,000 employees will be affected. The company plans to close two existing assembly test facilities in Penang, Malaysia, and one in Cavite, Philippines, and will halt production at Fab 20, an older 200mm wafer fabrication facility in Hillsboro, Ore., Intel said. Additionally, wafer production operations will end at the D2 facility in Santa Clara, Calif., the company said.

Earliest weapons-grade plutonium found in US dump -- An old glass jar inside a beaten up old safe at the bottom of a waste pit may seem an unlikely place to find a pivotal piece of 20th century history. But that's just where the first batch of weapons-grade plutonium ever made has been found - abandoned at the world's oldest nuclear processing site.

UN watchdog to probe Israeli uranium ammunition -- UN nuclear watchdog to investigate if Israel used ammunition containing depleted uranium on Gaza.

Insurance Companies and Hospitals Use Personal Data to Deny Services -- For those people looking for one more reason to stick to their health resolutions for the New Year, The Washington Post reports that health and life insurance companies use a type of consumer health "credit report" that is derived from databases containing the prescription medication records on over 200 million Americans.

Fed Manipulating Market Prices, Gold, Oil and Bonds -- A thought provoking analysis with commentary.

25 rules of disinformation -- PROPAGANDA, “PSYOPS”, DEBUNKING TECHNIQUES.

ROMANS 13 & CHRIST'S "CLERGY RESPONSE TEAMS" -- Pastors across the country have been called on by the Department of Homeland Security to join “Clergy Response Teams” in order to placate and control the people of America in the event of local or national emergencies.

YouTube: Chris Wallace doubts that Obama is president -- Foxs Chris Wallace said that he isnt sure that Barack Obama is president after Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the oath of office.

YouTube: Jim Rogers UK is Finished Get out of Sterling -- Watch the video.

UK and Iceland: Not so different -- The government is throwing good money after bad. This is of course plunging the country deep into debt. Just like in Iceland, although to a lesser degree relative to GDP, UK banks have liabilities in other currencies. As the pound goes into free fall, these liabilities explode in value crippling the banks. As the UK issues more debt to stabilize the banks, even more pressure is put on the pound. A vicious, debt death spiral could easily be sparked.

Sony to cut 2,000 jobs, shutter two Japan TV factories -- Sony plans to close two television factories and shed 2,000 jobs in its home country of Japan, according to a Bloomberg report Wednesday.

Obama flubs oath... Do over? -- Because of a noticeable gaffe by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Obama transposed the words. He should have said he will "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States" but instead said he will "execute the Office of President of the United States faithfully."
Related Article: John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 'screwed up' oath of office

UBS To Buy Commodities Index Business From AIG -- Swiss bank UBS AG (UBS) said Monday it will buy American International Group's (AIG) commodity index business, including the rights to the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index. UBS said it would pay $15 million on closing and up to $135 million more over the next 18 months, depending on performance.

Economy pushes some companies to scale back benefits -- As the recession deepens, companies are looking for ways to cut costs without cutting staff -- and that could mean scaling back on benefits. Many businesses have already reduced retirement contributions, or eliminated them altogether. Saks Fifth Avenue (SKS), Motorola, FedEx and Ford (F, Fortune 500) are just a few of the companies that announced they would no longer be offering employer matches to 401(k) plans.

In-flight confrontations can lead to charges defined as terrorism -- At least 200 passengers have been convicted of felonies under the Patriot Act, often for behavior involving raised voices and profanity. Some experts say airlines are misusing the law. One mother lost custody of her children after an incident on a Frontier Airlines flight.
Related Article: You better not kiss on a plane either...couple faces 20 year sentence for doing that under Patriot Act

Bankrupt Consumer: Chapter 7 Bankruptcies up -- Credit Card and Consumer Credit Crisis: Americans were Using Consumer Credit as a Lifeline and it is now drying Up Pushing Bankruptcies Upward. $2.5 Trillion in Loans at Risk.

Audio Clip: Jim Puplava interviews Richard Celente on the coming economic collapse -- 2009 trends!

Roubini Predicts U.S. Losses May Reach $3.6 Trillion -- U.S. financial losses from the credit crisis may reach $3.6 trillion, suggesting the banking system is “effectively insolvent,” said New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini, who predicted last year’s economic crisis.

Kirby Daley on CNBC -- Dollar is doomed, no way out. Hyperinflation before absolute collapse.

US and UK on brink of debt disaster -- The United States and the United Kingdom stand on the brink of the largest debt crisis in history. Read More...

Breakdown of the stimulus bill sector by sector -- Construction-related spending in House Democrats’ stimulus proposal, released Jan.15, could exceed $160 billion. Read More...

Five Atlantic states sign agreement to reconstruct I-95 -- Five states on the East Coast have committed to reconstructing and widening more than 1,000 miles of I-95 under a federal program that authorizes tolling.
Related: A Map from the Federal Highway Admin. of the Corridors of the future

Americans Drug Their Children with 300 Percent More Psychotropic Meds -- Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to children in the United States at three times the rate of children in Europe, according to one of the first studies to rigorously compare such prescription patterns between different countries.

Desperate homeowners turn to raffles to sell their homes -- The housing crunch is spreading like wildfire around the world, and desperate homeowners are taking drastic action to combat raffling off their house!

Human to Human H5N1 Transmission in Hunan China -- As an infection progresses, the H5N1 viral load rises, and the likelihood of infection by a family member also increases. Family members typically develop symptoms within a day or two of the death of the index case.

Obama takes oath of office today Jan. 20, 2009 -- A calm manner, rhetorical gifts and the promise of new ideas all contributed to Barack Obama's rise to the US presidency as Americans put their trust in him to rescue the economy from its worst crisis in decades.

Bush leaves note for Obama in Oval Office -- Continuing a White House ritual, President George W. Bush left a note in the Oval Office for President-elect Barack Obama, wishing him well as he takes the reins of the executive branch.

Media execs prep for 'news emergency' -- Media executives must have been paying attention last week when President Bush declared a state of emergency for Tuesday's inaugural. CNN's Washington bureau chief David Bohrman, for one, issued a "news emergency" of his own. In addition to pushing through the crowd, U.S. TV outlets will have to out-flank their foreign colleagues for ideal viewing positions. Being an inaugural, which is tailor-made for hours of television coverage, it's essential to be in the right place at the right time.

Cheney pulls muscle-will use wheelchair -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Monday pulled a muscle while moving, and will be in a wheelchair for the inauguration of Barack Obama, the White House said.

YouTube: We Can't Make It Here Anymore - by James Mcmurtry -- State of the Nation.

BrassCheck TV: Martin Luther King on War -- Silence in betrayal.

YouTube: The British called - They want their guns back! -- Government is The Blob - it gets bigger and bigger and smothers everything in it's path.

Pastor Lindsey Williams Details "Economic Calamity" Ahead -- Summary of a recent interview of Pastor Lindsey Williams.

Something fishy? Counterfeit foods enter the U.S. market -- Fish is the most frequently faked food Americans buy. In the business, it's called "species adulteration" — selling a cheaper fish such as pen-raised Atlantic salmon as wild Alaska salmon. When Consumer Reports tested 23 supposedly wild-caught salmon fillets bought nationwide in 2005-2006, only 10 were wild salmon. The rest were farmed.

The plague kills 40 al-Qaeda -- At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages. Read More...

Bush commutes border patrol agents' sentences -- Bush commuted the 11-year prison sentence of Ignacio Ramos and the 12-year sentence of Jose Alonso Compean, who were tried for shooting an unarmed Mexican drug smuggler in the buttocks in a case in Texas that drew widespread attention.
Related Article: Ramos & Compeon will be released March 20

A list of peanut butter products recalled by Kellogg's -- Click thi link to read the list of products voluntarily recalled by the Kellogg Co. because they could be contaminated with salmonella from a Georgia peanut processing facility.

Federal Highways Admin reports on major role for tolls -- Federal Highway Administration has released a set of twenty analyses of toll road activity in the US, the most comprehensive effort of documentation of tolling in the US to date.

New Devices Aim to Disable Cell Phones While Driving -- One product to hit the market, $10-a-month software by Dallas-based WQN Inc., can disable a cell phone while its owner is driving.

NAIS: BAD FOR AMERICA, OPT OUT By: Devvy Kidd -- The NAIS or National Animal Identification System is evil. Another putrid government program that must be halted. It is nothing more than another out of control government agency run by foolish Americans who will do anything they're told to keep their paychecks: the USDA.

MRSA rising in kids' ear, nose, throat infections -- Researchers say they found an "alarming" increase in children's ear, nose and throat infections nationwide caused by dangerous drug-resistant staph germs. Other studies have shown rising numbers of skin infections in adults and children caused by these germs, nicknamed MRSA, but this is the first nationwide report on how common they are in deeper tissue infections in the head and neck, the study authors said. These include certain ear and sinus infections, and abcesses that can form in the tonsils and throat.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs are Making People Sick -- Compact fluorescent light bulbs are filling home and office environments with dangerous electromagnetic pollution, causing devastating health effects on some people. Neurologists are increasingly taking notice of the headaches and migraines being reported by people exposed to compact fluorescent light bulbs.

How to Quit Smoking Naturally -- Overcoming the addictions associated with cigarette smoking can be an overwhelming prospect, however. It can be done, though, and it can be done naturally without substituting other harmful ingredients that can further jeopardize one's health. Read More...

YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO GETTING READY TO BLOW -- over 500 Earthquakes at Yellowstone in the last week!!

YouTube: The British called -- They want their guns back!

California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants -- John Chiang announces that his office will suspend $3.7 billion in payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, because with no budget in place the state lacks sufficient cash to pay its bills.

Congress unprepared for Jan. 20 emergency -- Despite months of security planning for the Inauguration by various government agencies, a White House-directed phone service that is supposed to be given to every lawmaker for emergency use remains a mystery to many members of Congress.

Flu outbreak affects 101; 3 die in Tokyo hospital -- A total of 101 people have contracted influenza and three of them have died at a hospital in Machida, the Tokyo metropolitan government’s public health bureau said Saturday.

Chrysalis Nutritionist Stephen Heuer Arrested by Federal Marshalls in FDA Raid -- Both the FTC and FDA are turning up the heat on nutrition-oriented companies and websites, resorting to arrests at gunpoint to enforce “nutritional illiteracy” across America by imprisoning those who accurately describe the health benefits of nutritional products they sell.

Drugs Prescribed for Alzheimer's Disease Increase Mental Decline and Deaths -- When people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) " act up" and show signs of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as aggression and agitation, they are often given antipsychotic drugs. Now, it turns out, that's a practice that could be deadly. The result of a long-term study , just published online and in the February edition of The Lancet Neurology journal shows there's a large increased risk of severe side effects and death in patients receiving these medications. What's more, they hasten mental deterioration.
(oh...but this is okay by the FDA)

Man arrested for Barack Obama assassination threat -- 42-year old Steven Joseph Christopher was arrested in Brookhaven, Mississippi after having made threats to assassinate US President elect Barack Obama during his inauguration on January 20, APA reports quoting Associated Press.

Nearly 40,000 new job cuts announced -- Hertz, WellPoint and ConocoPhillips join Circuit City in slashing workforce.

More Joining American Military as Jobs Dwindle -- As the number of jobs across the nation dwindles, more Americans are joining the military, lured by a steady paycheck, benefits and training.

As unsold cars pile up at docks, Honda halts production for two more months -- market they were intended for dried up. The collapse in global sales has prompted the Japanese firm to announce an unprecedented four-month shutdown in the UK.

Bill being considered to repeal the twenty second amendment -- The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary is considering a bill that would repeal the Constitution's 22nd Amendment prohibiting a president from being elected to more than two terms in office. (Obama - President for life?)

YouTube: Obama when he's not scripted...but..but...but -- Stutter problem?

In Germany, Herbal remedies compete with traditional medicine -- From a chamomile infusion for a cold or some fennel tea for an upset stomach, herbal remedies are becoming increasingly popular and are believed to strengthen the body's immune system.

Radiation of any kind increases cancer risk -- The fact is that tumours picked up on mammogram are at least 8-10 years old. If you are 40 and get a mammogram (x-ray) every year, the risk of your getting cancer rises exponentially. Why aren't you being told this?

Black Death 'kills al-Qaeda operatives in Algeria' -- The disease, which struck Europe in the Middle Ages killing more than 25 million people, has swept through a training camp for insurgents in Algeria. The arrival of the plague was discovered when security forces found the body of a dead terrorist by a roadside, the Sun reports.

US to produce cell based flu vaccine -- Novartis will be the first U.S. facility to manufacture cell-based vaccines, which can be made faster and in greater quantities than traditional influenza vaccine. The Department of Health and Human Services said the new facility is expected to boost U.S. capacity for pandemic influenza vaccine by at least 25 percent.

Comcast Censoring NaturalNews by Blocking Subscriber Emails -- For more than ten months, Comcast has been blocking the delivery of all emails from Comcast users who subscribe to email alerts have been denied their right to receive such emails.

Greece blocks US arms shipment to Israel -- US Defense Department failed to send arms to Israel. Pentagon sources told AFP Greece didn’t allow to US arms shipment from its ports, APA reports.

Monetary union has left half of Europe trapped in depression -- A great ring of EU states stretching from Eastern Europe down across Mare Nostrum to the Celtic fringe are either in a 1930s depression already or soon will be. Greece's social fabric is unravelling before the pain begins, which bodes ill.

Starbucks offers free coffee to those who join Obama volunteer corps -- Starbucks Coffee wants U.S. consumers to jump on president-elect Barack Obama’s volunteer bandwagon and pledge to join one of his community service corps.

YouTube: Radio host charged with "promoting" marijuana disobedience -- Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live is facing jail for blogging about civil disobedience.

Nursing study concludes postnatal depression can possibly be prevented drug-free -- A heart-to-heart chat with a peer has proven an effective way to prevent postnatal depression in high risk women, cutting the risk of depression by 50%, according to a University of Toronto nursing study published in BMJ Online today.

Top 10 Mysterious Diseases -- Take a look in your spare time.

Washington's homeless told to move along for inauguration -- Before sunrise on Thursday, Frank Mearns will leave the place he calls home, a stone's throw from the White House, and join thousands of others in Washington who are upping sticks and moving out for the presidential inauguration. He's one of Washington's army of homeless who are being cleared from the center of the US capital ahead of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama.

Probe under way in US Airways Flight 1549 jet's 'miracle' splash landing -- FAA says N.Y. near-disaster appears to be 'an accident'; birds eyed as cause.
Related Article: The Hero Of Flight 1549 was a Veteran Flyer of the U.S. Air Force F-4 -- Veteran pilot, 57, safely landed US Airways jet in Hudson River. He worked for US Airways since 1980, and before that spent more than six years as a U.S. Air Force F-4 fighter pilot.

More bailout money for Bank of America -- Bank of America reached an agreement early Friday for an additional $20 billion in support from the government's emergency bailout fund, plus guarantees against losses on up to $118 billion in troubled assets.

Bush will get pension of almost $200,000 -- The direct income President George W. Bush receives from taxpayers will be cut in half when he leaves the White House next week. Still, he'll receive a pension of almost $200,000 to tide him over in his first year of retirement in his new home in Dallas.

Honey Saves New York Man’s Leg From Amputation -- Doctors say that a Queens man would have lost his leg if doctors had not applied honey to his infection, a practice until recently thought to be ancient and “barbaric.”

Bailed-out Wall Street helps float Obama inauguration -- The watchdog group Public Citizen says nearly 80 percent of the $35.3 million raised by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to date has come from 211 wealthy donors, including a number from Wall Street firms benefiting from the mushrooming federal bailout.

Investors stashing oil? -- As oil dropped below $36 a barrel, Bloomberg reports the low price has prompted the Wall Street banking firm Citigroup to stash millions of barrels of oil it’s purchased in an offshore supertanker.

Israel Threatens to Shoot Unarmed Civilians aboard Mercy Ship -- The Israeli navy today threatened to kill unarmed civilians aboard a mercy ship on its way to deliver medical supplies and doctors to besieged Gaza.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to reintroduce military draft measure -- Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) likely will introduce his controversial legislation to reinstate the draft again this year, but he will wait until after the economic stimulus package is passed.

US newspaper publisher Gannett announces unpaid leave for employees -- America's largest newspaper publisher today ordered its employees to take a week off without pay, a move executives described as necessary to avert layoffs amid a global recession and an ongoing downturn in the newspaper business.

Yellowstone National Park on Avalanche Alert -- “In the last two weeks we’ve had avalanche activity in areas where it was not expected,” said Maura Longdon, who performs avalanche evaluation in the park.

NAFTA Superhighway Plan Still Possible -- Opponents of the proposed NAFTA superhighway are warning that recent reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Kellogg pulls crackers over salmonella concerns -- Concerns over consumer exposure to salmonella intensified Thursday, a day after Kellogg Co. asked stores to stop selling its peanut butter sandwich crackers until the food maker can figure out if the peanut paste is contaminated.

Newer Antipsychotic Drugs Kill Patients by Causing Heart Attacks -- The newer "atypical" antipsychotic drugs turn out to present a far greater risk of fatal heart attacks (100% increase) than the very same older drugs that the FDA warned the public about in June of 2008.

Radioactive Medical Devices Could be Used to Make Dirty Bombs -- In a report commissioned by Congress, the council suggests phasing out the 5,000 most radioactive medical devices in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the 1,300 radionuclide devices that use radioactive cesium chloride.

USDA Proposes First-Ever Industrial GE Crop -- USDA is poised to deregulate the world's first genetically engineered (GE) industrial crop. Similar to GE pharma crops that use corn for producing drugs, Syngenta's "Event 3272" is genetically engineered to use corn for energy (ethanol) production and not for food.

Unmanned Vehicles Mimic Insects -- Gaggles of mechanical grasshoppers, flies, bees and spiders--each a relatively dumb creature--can be networked into very smart networks to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

USDA unable to weed out unapproved modified foods -- The report, released by the U.S. Agriculture Department's Office of Inspector General, said the USDA does not have an import control policy to regulate imported GMO animals.

UK: Scientists left baffled as mysterious columns of coloured light appear in the night skies -- These stunning images show mysterious columns of light streaming into the sky above the town of Sigulda in Latvia at the end of last month. Skies all over Europe have been filled with such natural phenomena during the cold snap of recent weeks.

Denmark Rejects Health Claims of “Diet Coke Plus” -- Diet Coke Plus became available in Denmark on Jan. 5 under the name Coca-Cola Light Plus. The Diet Coke Web site claims that Diet Coke Plus provides “essential nutrients,” including “15% of your RDI for niacin and vitamins B6 and B12, and 10% for zinc and magnesium.”

Singapore Prescribes Shorter Showers, Less Meat to Fight Slump -- “In these bad times, the buzzword is save, not spend,” says Singh, 34. “It’s not the right economic climate to be lavish or to have a luxurious lifestyle.” Singapore is asking its citizens, the world’s third- wealthiest adjusted for purchasing power, to be prudent as analysts predict the worst economic slump in the nation’s 43- year history.

US foreclosures spike 81 pct in 2008 -- US home foreclosures, the epicenter of the global financial crisis, spiked 81 percent in 2008 despite efforts to slow the "tsunami," a data tracking firm said Thursday.

Eli Lilly to pay $1.42 billion to resolve drug probes -- Eli Lilly and Co said it will pay about $1.42 billion to settle both criminal and civil investigations related to the marketing of its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa and has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Beige Book Indicates Continued Weakness -- According to Bloomberg News (1/15, Matthews) Wednesday's "Beige Book underscores the picture of a downturn that both private forecasters and Fed officials predict will be the longest since the 1930s. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are forecast to keep the main interest rate close to zero and explore taking on more assets to unfreeze credit when they meet Jan. 27-28."

U.S. military report warns 'sudden collapse' of Mexico is possible -- Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.

Bush Awards Medals To 3 Close Allies -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, as well as former British Prime Minister and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a formal ceremony in the East Room.

Security net wraps capital for inaugural -- No credible threat detected, but measures are the most extensive ever.

e-Guardian - FBI Shares Threat Info With Local Police Agencies -- The FBI has launched a system to share tips about possible terror threats with local police agencies just in time for the presidential inauguration. -- In the right conditions, wind power can be much more economical than other renewable energy options such as solar or geothermal.

Bank of America May Receive U.S. Aid for Merrill Lynch Purchase -- Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. bank by assets, may get more aid from the government to help absorb losses tied to this month’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co., three people familiar with the matter said.

Shocking cold wave drops temps to 40 below zero -- Temperatures crashed to Arctic levels Tuesday as a severe cold wave rolled across the upper Midwest on the heels of yet another snowstorm, closing schools and making most people think twice before going outside. Related Map

Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms -- Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms.

Marine suicides highest since Iraq invasion -- More active-duty U.S. Marines committed suicide last year than any year since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, although the suicide rate remained virtually unchanged because the corps is increasing in size, according to a report issued Tuesday.

Veterans exposed to incorrect drug doses -- The top Republican on the House Veterans Affairs Committee demanded Wednesday that the VA explain how it allowed software glitches to put the medical care of patients at its health centers nationwide at risk.

United Nations confidential reports released -- Wikileaks has released 70 United Nations investigative reports classified “Strictly Confidential”. The reports expose matters from allegations of hundreds of European peace-keepers abusing refugee girls to generals in Peru using Swiss bank accounts to engage in multi-million dollar frauds against the UN.

New Study of Splenda and Sucralose Reveals Shocking New Information About Potential Harmful Effect on Humans -- "The report makes it clear that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose pose a threat to the people who consume the product. Hundreds of consumers have complained to us about side effects from using Splenda and this study, published this past week in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, confirms that the chemicals in the little yellow package should carry a big red warning label," said Turner.

ACLU reveals startling Republican Convention docs -- Plans to use military against citizens.

Homeland security document -- This is a .pdf file.

Excessive Antiviral Drug Use Increases Deadly Flu Risk -- If you have a serious infection, a doctor can prescribe the right antibiotic or anti-viral drug to cure you, right? Unfortunately, that widely held belief is not only inaccurate but can be downright dangerous because infectious agents are rapidly becoming resistant to drugs created to kill them. A case in point: a new study shows antiviral medications long thought to be life-savers in the event of widespread avian flu pandemic in humans might not work at all because strains of avian flu have already developed resistance to these drugs.

Bras Shown to Cause Cancer -- Did the bra burners of the sixties know something?

Nanotech in your vitamins -- The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a new expert report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).

Bush declares emergency for inauguration -- Move allows D.C. to claim more federal funding amid fears over crowd size.

The Obama Cancer Plan: Where is the Plan for Prevention? -- Clearly, the more cancer is prevented, the less there is to treat.

Traffic tickets: protect and serve or protect and profit? -- “When revenues fall off, these municipalities scramble. And writing tickets is one way they can offset those costs.” “Unfortunately, this is just another hidden tax drivers incur.”

Remember Highway Watch, the DHS program for truckers? -- Well, it's going away due to lack of oversight & productivity.

The Thin Blue Line, by Deputy W. -- The “Thin Blue Line”. It describes something much greater than the title of a second rate movie. It describes the thin blue line of civilian law enforcement officers that is the only thing that separates America from utter chaos.

Wifi is making us all sick -- This is a .pdf file.

Neocon Columnist Calls For Military Draft, Cites Possible Invasion Of Pakistan -- A Washington Times columnist has claimed that a universal military draft is a key necessity if America is to survive throughout and beyond the 21st century. Tony Blankley, also a former Reagan speechwriter, a former Newt Gingrich press secretary, and currently a Fellow at right wing think tank the Heritage Foundation, makes the call in his new book American Grit.

Joint Operational Environment -- Trends & Challenges for the future Joint Force through 2030. (.pdf file format)

Policy for DOD smallpox response teams -- This is a .pdf file format.

Wilderness-protection plan clears hurdles in Senate -- In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than two million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

9/11, two wars, Katrina: 'We had fun', says Bush -- It was eight turbulent years: 9/11, two wars, Hurricane Katrina and the worst recession since the 1930s. But President George Bush's verdict at his final press conference yesterday was: "We had fun."

Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars -- Border agent pleads for your help in getting Bush to grant pardons.

Osama bin Laden calls for new jihad over Israeli offensive in Gaza in his supposedly new tape -- Osama bin Laden has called for a new jihad over the Israeli offensive in Gaza, through an audio recording posted on Islamist websites in which he questioned America's stomach for the fight.

Treasury pick Timothy Geithner failed to pay self-employment taxes -- Tax problems may plague Obama's treasury pick. A Capitol Hill grilling is likely for Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Treasury Department, after public revelations he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes several years ago.

Prison Tycoon 4: SuperMax Game  -- The description of Prison Tycoon 4: SuperMax, a ValuSoft game released in 2008, urges players to experiment in the architectural framing and administrative implementation of prison life. "Build a profitable privately run prison from the ground up," it says. (who dreams up this stuff?)


The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program is Up and Running -- The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit originally formed by retailers whose customers were concerned about foods containing GMO ingredients. Read More...

Top 11 compounds in US drinking water -- Read the 11 most frequently detected compounds - all found at extremely low concentrations.

Using mouthwash could increase risk of cancer by nine times, claim scientists -- MOUTHWASHES containing alcohol can cause oral cancer and should be removed from supermarket shelves, a dental health study claims. Scientists say there is now "sufficient evidence" that such mouthwashes contribute to an increased risk of the disease.

Report: U.S. Surveillance Society Running Rampant -- If you think you're being watched, you're probably right. The American Civil Liberties Union posted a website Monday showing that government-financed surveillance cameras are running rampant across the United States.

Pentagon official says 9/11 suspect was tortured -- A Pentagon official acknowledged in an interview published Wednesday that the United States tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi man who allegedly had hoped to become the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Government practices 'homeland security' event -- Officials of the outgoing and incoming Bush and Obama administrations are teaming up for a rehearsal of how to handle a theoretical national emergency. Bush White House chief of staff Josh Bolten announced that the exercise, involving representatives of both administrations, will take place on Tuesday afternoon at the executive mansion.

More Americans getting multiple chronic illnesses -- More Americans are burdened by chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, often having more than three at a time, and this has helped fuel a big rise in out-of-pocket medical expenses, a study released on Tuesday showed.

"Laundered Honey": The Problem of Illegal Chinese Imports -- How "honey laundering" threatens food safety, and contributes to stress on U.S. honey bees, already reeling from colony collapse disorder.

FDA Routinely Ignores Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trials Relied on to Approve Drugs -- The FDA claims it sets the "gold standard" of scientific integrity in approving drugs, but in reality, the agency utterly fails to address the issue of financial conflicts of interests in clinical trials, it turns out.

Want aluminum with that? -- Now pancakes and waffles are being called into question, or so suggests the recent report Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, which details how high levels of aluminum -- sometimes found in pancake and waffle products -- may be linked to the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

U.S.: Networks' Int'l News Coverage at Record Low in 2008 -- Despite two wars involving more than 200,000 U.S. troops and a global economic crisis, foreign-related news coverage by the three major U.S. television networks fell to a record low during 2008, according to the latest annual review of network news coverage by the authoritative Tyndall Report.

Corporate Sponsorship of the Golden Gate -- The Ultimate Sign of Failed Infrastructure.

Emergency Alert: Stop EPA From Further Regulating Colloidal Silver as a "Pesticide" -- We have only until January 20th to submit comments to the EPA against the proposal by radical environmental groups that want the EPA to immediately begin regulating nanosilver (read: colloidal silver) as a "pesticide" -- an action that would completely take colloidal silver off the market at some point in time. Must Act Quickly and Decisively! As quickly as possible, we need to get the above contact information posted on as many relevant natural health internet forums as possible, and also circulated by email to all relevant people in the natural health industry.

Flying J California refinery remains closed after 10-day shutdown -- The Flying J hasn’t reopened its Bakersfield, CA, refinery after a planned 10-day shutdown, more bad news for the truck stop giant already plagued with expensive debts to creditors and business partners.

Obama to sign executive order to close Gitmo -- President-elect Barack Obama plans within his first week in office to issue an executive order to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, two people with knowledge of the plan said Monday.

Gun News: Department of Natural Resources to hunters: Hand over your guns on demand -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a simple, blunt message for hunters in Wisconsin: When a DNR warden asks you to give up your legal firearm, do so, plain and simple, no matter what.
H.R. 2640 Signed by President Bush -- The "NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007," which requires accurate information on individuals prohibited from possessing firearms to be transmitted by State and local government and Federal agencies to the Justice Department-administered National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS); and provides incentives for facilitating electronic transmission of such information to NICS was signed into law On Monday, January 7, 2008.
Related Article: 'Veterans Disarmament Act on way to president'

The August Review - Chorus call for New World Order -- In economic and financial desperation, leaders around the globe are openly calling for the creation of a "New World Order," including prominent "old guard" members of the Trilateral Commission.

14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can't Read -- About 14 percent of U.S. adults won't be reading this article. Well, okay, most people won't read it, given all the words that are published these days to help us understand and navigate the increasingly complex world. But about 1 in 7 can't read it.

Salmonella Outbreak Solved? King Nut Peanut Butter Recalled -- The cause of a recent nation-wide salmonella outbreak may have been solved after King Nut, an Ohio-based peanut butter distributor, found salmonella bacteria in an open five-pound tub of peanut butter.


The tyrannical FTC & Daniel Chapter One -- Tyrannical FTC Threatens Christian Church with Imprisonment for Selling Dietary Supplements.

FDA Scientists Accuse Own Administration of Corruption, Intimidation and Scientific Censorship -- FDA scientists have become so fed up with the criminal behavior of their own administration that they've filed a strongly-worded complaint with President-elect Obama, alleging the FDA has been deeply "corrupted and distorted."

Air Force to Use 'Battlefield Acupuncture' for Pain Relief -- The military medical community has been using all sorts of alternative therapies -- yoga, meditation, even animal-petting -- to ease the strains of post-traumatic stress disorder FOR returning troops. One of the non-traditional treatments will be used in a war zone for the first time. "The Air Force will begin teaching 'battlefield acupuncture' early next year to physicians deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan," reports the Baltimore Sun's David Wood.

BrassCheck TV: Making a Killing -- Evil run rampant.

No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job -- New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility?

Frankie the Duck who rides around with his owner -- Had to pass it on to will bring a smile to your face. (Compliments of Nina)

Victory gardens sprout up again -- People are borrowing an old wartime concept to lessen the need for mass-produced food, reduce pollution and build a sense of community.

Ex-gitmo guard who saw 'torture' calls co-workers 'psychotic' -- As the Guantanamo Bay detention center reached its seventh birthday this week, a U.S. veteran said he witnessed cell beatings, forced head shavings and interrogation tactics--including sleep deprivation, floor shackles and loud music--while guarding detainees there.

Bush says torture still necessary -- In an interview on Fox News, Bush told Brit Hume that he approved enhanced interrogation tactics for suspected terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

On a lighter side: Bullhorn owned by Alex Jones going for thousands on eBay -- Alex Jones and his InfoWars network is selling the famous bullhorn “Tyranny Crusher 1? originally purchased from Radio Shack for around $79.00.

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Major cities stage fresh protests over Gaza -- Cities around the world staged fresh protests Sunday against Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip as the bombing campaign entered its third week, while pro-Israel demonstrators also took to the streets.

FEMA starts channel on YouTube -- Joining a handful of other federal agencies with an official presence on YouTube, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has established a channel on the popular Web site to publicize its disaster-recovery efforts in video format.

Is Monsanto committing "rural cleansing?" -- Farmers report that a Monsanto investigator laughed that they were doing "rural cleansing."

WW-II Tank Recovered After 62 Years -- 14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it’s a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h. (Click on the "more photos" link to see even more photos of the tank).

Vigilantes Attack Speed Cameras in Arizona, France and Ireland -- Vigilantes continue to damage speed cameras in Arizona, France and Ireland.

WHY THE US GOVERNMENT REQUIRES WARNING LABELS ON TOOTHPASTE -- Let’s examine the ingredients found in most toothpaste’s to find out why the FDA requires warning labels. The following are common ingredients found in toothpaste: hydrated silica, sorbitol, sodium saccharin, titanium dioxide, glycerin, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, and sodium fluoride. Read More...

Interesting website on electronic sensitivity -- Electro Sensitivity is an medical condition characterized by an unhealthy sensitivity to electricity. It is unique from most other medical conditions in that each individual reacts in a different way with their own set of symptoms and sources of electricity that trigger them. Read More...

Thiamine 'reverses kidney damage' -- Doses of vitamin B1 (thiamine) can reverse early kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, research shows.

St. Louis police, federal agents, will team together to fight violence -- Federal agents are joining with city police to form a new team aimed at stopping murders and other violent crimes by zeroing in on those most likely to commit them.

George E. Bisharat: Israel Is Committing War Crimes -- Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Read More...

TV In Your Car Gains Traction In More Cities -- In-car entertainment screens should be able to receive Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM)'s paid MediaFLO mobile TV broadcasting service by the end of the year, according to announcements this week.

Genetically Modified Crops Implicated in Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder -- As the disappearance of honeybees continues, researchers are trying desperately to discover the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). General concensus at this point is that there is more than once cause and the latest culprit may be genetically modified crops. This is one area of research being neglected as mainstream scientists insist GM crops are safe.

Obama-Bush Teams To Stage 'Disaster' Exercise -- The outgoing White House administration will next week hold a joint "disaster scenario" exercise with top members of the incoming team of president-elect Barack Obama, US officials said Friday.

Some Obama campaign promises are put on hold as the economy sinks -- Tackling the troubled economy is going to require Americans to sacrifice - and it means some campaign promises will have to be put on hold, President-elect Barack Obama says.

The Purpose Of The Economic Meltdown -- We all know economic depression here, and some of us have an inkling about what is coming. Good article with lots of references.

YouTube: Dennis Kucinich: Federal Reserve No More "Federal" Than Federal Express! -- "We have to put the American People back to work!"

Tamiflu Helpless Against Most U.S. Flu Infections This Season -- Tamiflu, the Roche Holding AG drug for influenza, can’t fight most infections that have been diagnosed in the U.S. flu season so far, health experts said.

Slovenia with record low temperature -49 -- Slovenia registered the lowest temperatures ever. At the Bohin resort, a half frozen weatherman standing outside, reported minus 49°C.

Quakes shake loose fears about Yellowstone volcano -- Hundreds of small earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park in recent weeks have been an unsettling reminder for some people that underneath the park's famous geysers and majestic scenery lurks one of the world's biggest volcanoes.

Army Assembles 'Mad Scientist' Conference. Seriously -- Last August, the U.S. Army held a three-day conference in Portsmouth, Virginia, to look at new developments in military science and hardware. The confab was called the "2008 Mad Scientist Future Technology Seminar." Really. It was.

Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months -- Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.

The Problem with Corridor -- Throughout history there have been many corridors. The problem with corridors, though, is that they are usually about power and control. Corridors disrupt and destroy the lives of the Many, while typically benefiting only the Few and their political, economic and military machines.

Civilian Casualties Contaminated with Uranium in Gaza -- Norwegian medics in Gaza allege civilian casualties contaminated with Depleted Uranium.Depleted Uranium is the unforgiving gift of war that keeps on giving.

Hackers take down ring of key progressive blogs -- "It's incredible that years of hard work can be destroyed in a flash, but we're in the digital age and there are people motivated to silence voices through malicious acts. I'm hopeful that data will be recovered...

Obama to face Iran nuclear crisis in first year, ex US official warns -- Incoming US President Barack Obama will likely face a "serious crisis" over Iran's nuclear ambitions in his first year in office, former US defense secretary William Perry predicted here Thursday.

NYPD wants tech to disrupt wireless communications -- In a Thursday testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly revealed that his department is seeking technology that can disrupt cell phone and other wireless communications in the event of a crisis.

New safety rules for children's clothes have stores in a fit -- Some owners say the cost of testing for toxic lead and phthalates will shut their businesses. The law goes into effect Feb. 10. The law, aimed at keeping lead-filled merchandise away from children, mandates that all products sold for those age 12 and younger -- including clothing -- be tested for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to make plastics more pliable.
Related Article: Is Feb. 10 financial doomsday for thousands? -- New law could force companies into ruin.

UN Security Council to meet on Gaza conflict -- The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on the Gaza conflict again at 5 p.m. EST (22:00 GMT) on Thursday, the UN Spokesman's Office announced.
UPDATE: UN Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza -- The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza "leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli forces." The 15-nation council approved the resolution with 14 voting in favor. The United States abstained.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Israel ignores UN resolution -- Israel's government says it will press ahead with its military offensive in the Gaza Strip despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire.

Attack on Israel from Lebanon threatens 2nd front -- Lebanese militants fired at least three rockets into Israel early Thursday, threatening to open a new front for the Jewish state as it pushed forward with a bloody offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 700 people.

Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and War -- It is becoming clear that the bailout measures of late 2008 may have consequences at least as grave for an open society as the response to 9/11 in 2001. Many members of Congress felt coerced into voting against their inclinations, and the normal procedures for orderly consideration of a bill were dispensed with.

BrassCheck TV: Making a Killing -- Evil run rampant!

Digital TV: Mind Control by the Sound of Silence -- I’m only guessing, but if there are 200 million “regular” televisions in America to be converted into HD, then that $40 in government subsidy per TV × 200,000,000 = $8 billion. Why is the government so anxious to spend 8 billion dollars on her citizens to improve the clarity of a TV picture?

Obama names special watchdog for federal spending -- Obama named Nancy Killefer as his administration's chief performance officer, creating a new White House position aimed at eliminating government waste and improving efficiency.

Congress officially declares Obama next president -- Barack Obama is officially the next president of the United States, Congress declared Thursday in fulfilling its centuries-old constitutional duty to certify and tally the electoral college vote from each state.

Cheney: It’s Just An ‘Urban Legend’ That I ‘Exceeded My Authority’ As Vice President -- In an interview with CBS Radio today, Vice President Cheney claimed that he never “exceeded” his role as Vice President over the past eight years. It’s an “urban legend,” he insisted.

State unemployment claim systems overwhelmed -- Electronic unemployment filing systems have crashed in at least three states in recent days amid an unprecedented crush of thousands of newly jobless Americans seeking benefits, and other states were adjusting their systems to avoid being next.

Feds Launch Financial Meltdown Web Site -- Everyone knows how stressful the financial meltdown feels. But now the crisis is being explained with a new Web site by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Website is located at:

States of emergency declared across Europe over gas -- Governments across Europe declared states of emergency and ordered factories to close as Russia cut all gas supplies through Ukraine yesterday in their worsening dispute over unpaid bills.

Europe's heating goes off -- Russia has shut down all gas flowing to Europe, sparking fear and anger in the bitterly cold Balkans, where hundreds of thousands of people were forced to weather sub-zero temperatures without heating, schools were closed and firms shut down production.

Researchers Create Car Parts From Coconuts -- A team of Baylor University researchers who have identified a variety of low-cost products that can be manufactured from coconuts in poor coastal regions have now developed a way to use coconut husks in automotive interiors.

Bullhorn owned by Alex Jones going for thousands on eBay -- Alex Jones and his InfoWars network is selling the famous bullhorn “Tyranny Crusher 1″ originally purchased from Radio Shack for around $79.00. See Ebay Listing

New world order will emerge in 2009, with U.S. plunging -- Peering through the wreckage of the past year's financial crisis, it seems clear that every nation was a loser in 2008. Read More...

Biometric Palm Reader Sees Through Your Skin -- Fingerprint readers watch out. What used to be state of the art security could soon be replaced by contact-free biometric authorization systems that can read the unique pattern of veins beneath your skin.

Press Censorship: Top Censored Press Stories of 2008 -- A summary of last year's top 25 media censorship stories provided below proves quite revealing and most informative.

YouTube: CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First -- Rick Sanchez does the research and finds that Israel violated the terms of the ceasefire first by killing 6 Gazans on November 4.

What are my Rights & Constitutional Liberties during police encounters? -- Every wonder how to act or what to say during a police stop? Do you know how protect your natural rights as a U.S. citizen and act in a respectful manner toward law enforcement? Read More...

Federal judge arrests Ala. sheriff over jail food -- A federal judge has ordered the arrest of an Alabama sheriff who was held in contempt of court for failing to adequately feed jail inmates while profiting from the skimpy meals.

Ron Paul: Failure of dollar will dwarf current crisis -- President-elect Barack Obama has started warning that getting the country out of its current economic hole may mean trillion-dollar deficits for years to come -- but Rep. Ron Paul has very different ideas.

More Evidence of Pentagon War Against the Internet -- Further evidence has emerged revealing how the Pentagon is in the business of responding to blog posts critical of the U.S. government. Noah Shachtman, writing for Wired, posts an Air Force flowchart used for “counter-blogging” purposes.

Protests over BART shooting turn violent -- A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland.
BART officer’s execution of prisoner, caught on camera phone - Updated -- Six days after the filmed execution of a prisoner by a Bay Area Rabid Transit enforcement officer there has not been any statement from the shooter and veteran officer Johannes Mehserle. BART officer Johannes Mehserle took the life of 22 year old Oscar Grant of Hayward California around 2AM January 1st after a scuffle between passengers was broken up.

Air Force Releases 'Counter-Blog' Marching Orders -- Bloggers: If you suddenly find Air Force officers leaving barbed comments after one of your posts, don't be surprised. They're just following the service's new "counter-blogging" flow chart. Read More...

Vets sue CIA, Defense over military experiments -- Six veterans who claim they were unwittingly exposed to dangerous chemicals and germs during government-sponsored Cold War experiments have sued the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies.

Army sends "Dear John Doe" letter to families of war dead -- The US Army apologized Wednesday for mistakenly sending letters to 7,000 families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan with the salutation "Dear John Doe." The letter, which was mailed December 20, contained information about private organizations offering assistance to families who lost a soldier, but omitted specific names and addresses.

Spokane, Wash., residents cope with record snow -- This unusually harsh winter has disrupted schools, traffic, garbage pickup and mail service in the city of 200,000. Roofs are collapsing, streets are clogged with ice and slush and locals are starting to refer to this as Sno-maggedon.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Does Not Appear To Protect Against Pneumonia -- Commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to be effective for preventing pneumonia, found a study by a team of researchers from Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Real Letter From CEO To His Employees -- If you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about. Signed, Your boss

Mississippi has highest teen birth rate, CDC says -- Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen birth rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, a new federal report says. Mississippi's rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006, according to new state statistics released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Trans Texas Corridor Not Dead -- Just Renamed From Terry Hall -- TURF Supporters Demand ACTION, Not Rhetoric!

Pelicans fall out of sky from Mexico to Ore. -- Pelicans suffering from a mysterious malady are crashing into cars and boats, wandering along roadways and turning up dead by the hundreds across the West Coast, from southern Oregon to Baja California, Mexico, bird-rescue workers say.

House Transportation Chair proposes 85 billion stimulus package -- House transportation & infrastructure chair James Oberstar (Dem MN) is proposing what he calls a $85 billion plan under the heading "Put Americans Back to Work". He outlined his proposal at a "National Economic Recovery Forum" on Capitol Hill today. The congressman proposes the $85b be split.

Porn industry also seeks own stimulus package -- Adult entertainment moguls Larry Flynt (Hustler) and Joe Francis, of Girls Gone Wild fame, are pleading with Congress to grant the adult industry a $5 billion bailout, after DVD sales plummeted in the last 12 months due to the global recession.

Interstate Highways in Wash DC to be closed for 24 hours for inauguration -- Announcement for the District of Columbia to temporarily close the SE/SW Highway (I-395 & I-695), on January 20, 2009, for safety and security purposes for the Inauguration of the President of the United States.

Great Depression Survivor: I Worked for Shoes -- You can see we worked for what we had, but what we could not afford we did without. Our philosophy, although not articulated until World War II, was “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

Congress' plan would let AG 'ban guns at will' -- A perfect storm is developing for Second Amendment opponents that could allow President-elect Barack Obama's choice for attorney general – Eric Holder – to "ban guns at will" despite the 2008 affirmation from the U.S. Supreme Court that U.S. citizens have a right to bear arms.

US private employers shed 693,000 jobs in December -- U.S. private employers shed 693,000 jobs in December, up sharply from the revised 476,000 jobs lost in November and far more than economists estimated, a report by ADP Employer Services said on Wednesday.

Have You Read a Banned Book? -- "The Catcher in the Rye" ... "Of Mice and Men" ... "The Grapes of Wrath" ... "To Kill a Mockingbird" ... "Lord of the Flies" ... "Lolita" ... "Catch-22" ... "Brave New World" ... "The Sun Also Rises" ... "Song of Solomon" ... "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." This is just a partial list of banned books I've read without having any idea I was being scandalous.

Barack Obama's 'Black Widow' : The Super Spy Computer -- 'The NSA's colossal Cray supercomputer, code-named the 'Black Widow,' scans millions of domestic and international phone calls and e-mails every hour. . . . The Black Widow, performing hundreds of trillions of calculations per second, searches through and reassembles key words and patterns, across many languages.' Barack Obama will be in charge of the biggest domestic and international spying operation in
history. Related Article: Obama's Black Widow

Antibiotics—Even Free Ones—Won't Cure Most Winter Ills -- The eastern seaboard will soon be awash in free antibiotics, as Wegmans yesterday announced the 72-store supermarket chain will make a 14-day supply of nine generic oral antibiotics available at no charge. Giant Foods and Stop & Shop had already announced similar programs...however....Read More...

New safety rules for children's clothes have stores in a fit -- The law, aimed at keeping lead-filled merchandise away from children, mandates that all products sold for those age 12 and younger -- including clothing -- be tested for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to make plastics more pliable. Those that haven't been tested will be considered hazardous, regardless of whether they actually contain lead.

Spookfish uses mirrors for eyes -- What an interesting fish!

UN Guaranteed Freedom Of Speech In 1948 -- "For those countries in Europe where it is now illegal to question certain of the frauds perpetrated, it is published under the protection of Article 19 of the Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted by the Assembly General of UNO in Paris on the 10th December, 1948.

Is Steve Jobs Suffering from the Devastating Effects of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery? -- So what's really wrong with Steve Jobs' health? In an open letter just released, Jobs says he suffers from a "nutritional problem" that has been causing his body to be unable to absorb proteins correctly.

Faced with Concession Demands, Unions Search for Ways to Resist -- As companies scramble to shore up profits, many are turning to a well-rehearsed script: ask union workers for concessions. The supposed payoff ? You’ll get to keep your job. In late November, the Teamsters announced a deal with Yellow-Roadway Corporation to crack open their contract and cut wages 10 percent.

Israeli shells kill 42 at U.N. school: Gaza medics -- Israeli shelling killed more than 40 Palestinians on Tuesday at a U.N. school where civilians had taken shelter, medical officials said, in carnage likely to boost international pressure on Israel to halt a Gaza offensive.

Krugman: Fed Can't Save Us from Great Depression II -- Read what NYT's Paul Krugman has to say.

Judge's Order Could Keep Public From Hearing Details of 9/11 Trials -- The military judge overseeing proceedings against five of the men accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks signed an order designed to protect classified information that is so broad it could prevent public scrutiny of the most important trial at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to lawyers and human rights groups.

Sanjay Gupta, Surgeon General? -- President-elect Barack Obama has approached CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, to be the country's next  surgeon general, the cable news network said Tuesday.

Alcoa to cut 13 pct of global work force -- Alcoa Inc., the world's third-largest aluminum maker, said Tuesday it will cut 13,500 jobs, or 13 percent of its work force, and slash spending and output to cope with the global economic slowdown.

‘Broken’ Billionaire Merckle Killed Self, Family Says -- German billionaire Adolf Merckle committed suicide by throwing himself under a train, “broken” as his business empire crumbled under a growing burden of debt, his family said.

Unconventional Weapons against The People of Gaza -- This report confirms that these attacks are quite deliberately directed against civilians, using new unconventional weapons. This is a carefully planned humanitarian catastrophe. How can anybody in their right mind support the actions of the Israeli government. Read this interview with a distinguished and courageous Norwegian doctor.

Jet Blue, TSA Workers Settle in T-Shirt Case -- JetBlue Airways and two officials with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration have paid $240,000 to settle charges that they illegally discriminated against an Iraqi-born U.S. resident who was barred from a flight until he covered his T-shirt, which carried an Arabic phrase, his attorneys announced yesterday.

Top Scientists Ask Medical Journal Science To Retract Original AIDS Papers -- "With new findings that undermine the scientific integrity and veracity of Gallo's four papers, the entire basis of the theory that HIV causes AIDS may now be questioned," says Rethinking AIDS president David Crowe.

Empty offices are on the rise -- Vacancy rates in office buildings exceed 10 percent in virtually every major city in the country and are rising rapidly, a sign of economic distress that could lead to yet another wave of problems for troubled lenders.

TxDOT Cuts The Trans Fat From Texas Corridor Project -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has effectively pulled the plug on its ambitious and widely publicized Trans-Texas Corridor, a comprehensive transportation plan introduced by TxDOT and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in 2002. What was once envisioned as 4,000 miles of existing and new highways, railways and utility rights-of-way now will be attempted in smaller segments.

European gas supplies disrupted -- Several European countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut or sharply reduced amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine.

Israel 'is using chemical ammunition' -- A doctor at a Palestinian hospital has accused Israel of using a type of chemical ammunition which causes burns and injuries in soft tissue and cannot be traced by X-ray.

White phosphorus used against Gaza -- Description of what it is.

Guess What? Lots Of Oil, Natural Gas In Gaza! -- A Secret Behind Israel's Siege of Gaza: Palestinians Have Oil and Natural Gas Resources.

Pentagon quietly releases list of Gitmo transferees, deceased, released (pdf file)

Notification of New Pricing Methodology for Numismatic Products Containing Platinum and Gold Coins -- The United States Mint is implementing a new pricing methodology for its numismatic products containing platinum and gold coins to mitigate the effect that fluctuating gold and platinum commodity costs has on the pricing of these products.

Blackwater case poised to set legal precedent -- Ask attorney Hassan Jabbar Salman what should happen to five Blackwater Worldwide guards accused of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis and wounding 20 others, including himself, and his answer is simple: They should be hanged.

New Research Scandal: Scientist’s Hidden Tobacco Agenda Exposed -- The newly discovered link between Philip Morris and the CRI discussed in their PLoS Medicine paper raises suspicions that the tobacco industry is influencing medical research at the institution.

Mental Intrusion at the Hands of Science and Law – Are Our Minds Still Our Own? -- A recent announcement has been made that the technology has been developed that "succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain” and that “the technology could eventually be used to figure out dreams and other secrets inside people's minds."

Grapeseed Extract Kills 76% of Leukemia Cancer Cells in 24 Hours -- A new study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, found that leukemia cancer cells exposed to grapeseed extract (GSE) were rapidly killed through a process of cell suicide known as "apoptosis."

First Seed Sales Of Dedicated Energy Crops Begin -- Ceres has announced that it has begun booking switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum seed under its Blade Energy Crops label. The highly anticipated launch marks the first seed sales of non-food, low-carbon crops developed specifically as raw materials for biofuels and biopower.

Is this the end? -- surplus/deficit chart.

Kansas Turnpike CEO Johnston says "No way" to speed related toll -- Kansas Turnpike president /CEO Michael L Johnston says "No way" to the proposal for toll rates to be graduated according to speed: "We're in the service business, not in law enforcement. End of story."

Bailout Cost Exceeds All American Wars -- “The total value of the bailouts undertaken by the federal government in 2008 now exceeds the combined cost of every major war the United States has ever engaged in, according to a comparison of war costs calculated by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the value of the bailouts as calculated by Bloomberg News or Bianco Research.

Obama picks Leon Panetta to head CIA -- Two Democratic officials say President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Clinton White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to run the CIA.

Blackwater guards face arraignment in Iraqi deaths -- Five men accused of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis in 2007 say they were fired upon first. One Iraqi man who was injured in the shootings says the guards should be hanged.

Prosecutor Wants Madoff Jailed Without Bail -- A prosecutor says disgraced financier Bernard Madoff violated bail conditions by mailing about $1 million worth of jewelry and other assets to relatives. The prosecutor wants him jailed without bail.

Tylenol: Rhodia Shuts Europe’s Last Paracetamol Plant as China Prevails -- The last “Made in Europe” paracetamol, the painkiller sold as Panadol and Tylenol, will roll off a conveyer belt in France tomorrow. They are closing the last European factory producing Tylenol, so next time you pick up a bottle you can be certain it was made in China.

Wanted: 850 new FBI agents -- Despite a bleak economic environment featuring wide-ranging layoffs and rising unemployment, the nation's premier law enforcement agency is touting "one of the largest hiring blitzes in our 100-year history."

Home-schooling growing in popularity -- There was a 74 percent increase in the number of home-school children between 1999 and 2007.

Did You Know 200,000 Vets Are Sleeping on the Streets? -- America's promise to "Support the Troops" ends the moment they take off the uniform and try to make the transition to civilian life.

Food terrorism tops 2009 safety scare list -- Economic terrorism and deadly strains of E. coli are among the main food safety issues that manufacturers could face in the US in 2009, according to a law firm which represents victims of food-borne illness outbreaks.

Microsoft getting ready to lay off 17% of staff -- The rumor that Microsoft was set to lay off people on January 15th, 2009 is no longer a rumor but a fact. Staff at Microsoft have been informed that the company is readying major layoffs to its worldwide operations and it's not a small cut, either.

U.S. December Auto Sales Dive 36%, Drag Industry to 16-Year Low -- U.S. auto sales plunged 36 percent in December, dragging the industry’s volume in 2008 to a 16-year low as the recession ravaged demand.

Bayer Knowingly Sold HIV-Contaminated Vaccines, Say Internal Documents -- Here's a little-known truth about Bayer that needs to be revisited. In 2006, it was discovered that Bayer found out a vaccine it was selling in the United States was accidentally contaminated with HIV. In order to cover its tracks, say the journalists, Bayer pulled the vaccines off the market and sold them to consumers in Japan, France, Spain and other countries, where hemophiliacs were then contaminated with HIV due to the vaccine.

Confessions of a pharmacist: What Big Pharma Won't Tell You about Prescription Drug Safety -- Pharmacists are walking encyclopedias of knowledge about the dangers of drugs, but most of them follow a pro-Pharma agenda, so they never reveal the deadly truth about how dangerous these drugs can really be to your health.

EPA 'Cow Tax' Could Charge $175 per Dairy Cow to Curb Greenhouse Gases -- Farm Bureau warns just this one rule may increase milk production costs up to 8 cents a gallon.

Kansas bill would use speed to determine Turnpike tolls -- A Kansas state senator wants to charge higher tolls on the Kansas Turnpike based on vehicle speed.

Southern Oregon paper publishes ad on Chemtrails -- Full-page advertisement placed in a Redding, California paper recently by a group of concerned citizens.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY, OR DIE by Alan Stang -- If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you are; you don’t know who you are. Personally, if you don’t know your history, you have amnesia. Nationally, if you don’t know it, you are no longer a nation. You are people milling about in a wide spot in the road. You have no cohesion. You are disunited and easily conquered. Read More....

Military Hoping Chat Bots Will Replace Deployed Parents -- The U.S. Department of Defense is looking to develop virtual parents to comfort children when moms and dads on active duty aren't available to talk.

Madoff scandal puts SEC on hot seat -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is facing a sweeping internal investigation into allegations its officials ignored complaints about Bernard Madoff for 10 years and were influenced by Mr. Madoff's clout and personal connections to SEC staff.

Report: Madoff's Ponzi Profits Hidden Offshore -- Investigators looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal are saying it appears he socked large sums of cash in the Caribbean and in Europe.

Federal Court Upholds Use of Red Light Cameras for Profit -- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit finds no due process problem with Chicago using red light cameras as a source of revenue.

What's Inside Raid? Watch Out, Kitty! -- Pyrethrin and Pyrethroids which are toxic to cats.

Check this out - look at this earthquake swarm in the Euro-Mediterranean region -- Last earthquakes worldwide for the last 48 hours.

Freak weather causes devastation in Spain -- Four people have died as a result of severe weather conditions, which battered the north and east of the country. Cataluña was one of the areas which was worst affected by the storms, where two people were washed out to sea by enormous waves, the first whilst walking through the Port in Barcelona, and the other a man who was driving along the breakwater when his car was dragged into the sea.

Freak storm kills 18 in South Africa -- A lethal storm on South Africa's eastern coast killed 18 people over the weekend, including four family members struck dead by lightning, a local government official said Monday.

Queensland Australia gets a years worth of rain in 4 days -- MOUNT Isa has received nearly as much rainfall in four days as it did for the whole of 2008.

Quakes in Indonesia force thousands into refugee camps -- THOUSANDS of frightened residents flooded makeshift refugee camps in Indonesia's West Papua province today after two powerful earthquakes flattened buildings and killed at least one person.

The Gerson Therapy: Revealing the Power of the Body to Heal Itself -- People are discovering their innate ability to heal themselves. One alternative known as the Gerson Therapy has healed thousands of people afflicted with illnesses that the world of conventional medicine has deemed incurable—even cancer and heart disease.

Dry Skin Brushing: A Natural Way to Detox -- Dr. Denice Moffat, a naturopath who specializes in alternative medicine and holistic healing techniques, says dry skin brushing helps clear toxins from the lymphatic system. Since the lymph system is a vital part of detoxification, dry skin brushing is a key to helping the body purify itself naturally. Dr. Moffat adds that dry skin brushing improves the health of the liver and kidneys because the body is no longer concentrating the entire detoxification process on those organs. Skin brushing also stimulates the nervous system and improves its function.

French Article on Gulf War Syndrome -- The syndrome of the war of the Gulf struck well.

Did You Contribute To Your Own Unemployment? by Jimm Motyka -- If you're in manufacturing and unemployed, but shopped at Wal*Mart for Christmas gifts, take a look in the mirror, for you've contributed to a majority of the unemployment problems.

Test for 2nd graders...can you do it? -- IT HAPPENS TO BE A 2nd GRADE COMPUTER TEST IN CHINA.

Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S. -- For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. For most of that time, he admits, few took his argument -- that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S. -- very seriously. Now he's found an eager audience: Russian state media.

Obama plan includes $300 billion in tax cuts -- President-elect Barack Obama plans to include about $300 billion in tax cuts for workers and businesses in his economic recovery program, advisers said Sunday, as his team seeks to win over Congressional skeptics worried that he was too focused on government spending.

Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Dental Disaster: Loose Teeth and Exposed Jaw Bones -- Want to watch your teeth fall out and have your jaw bone exposed inside your mouth? Just take osteoporosis drugs!

More bedbugs are biting in Cincinnati -- In this Ohio city, it seems, it really is tough to stop the bedbugs from biting.

Yahoo Is Tracking Group Members -- If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using "Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group user. It's similar to cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo.

Army Manual Promotes Christianity to Combat Epidemic of Suicides -- The U.S. Army’s suicide prevention manual advises military chaplains to promote “religiosity,” specifically Christianity, as a way to deter distraught soldiers from taking their own lives, according to an amended federal lawsuit filed last week against Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the Department of Defense.

Woman uses tape to trick biometric airport fingerprint scan -- Her trick: She went through the screening by placing her index fingers over a fingerprint reader after putting a special tape on the fingers. The woman claims she received the tape and a fake passport from a “broker” back in South Korea where she was deported to in July 2007 after working in Japan as a bar hostess.

Palestine: Invasion of Gaza begins -- Israeli ground troops and armoured vehicles are invading Gaza strip and have intensified missile attacks.

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops clashed with Hamas fighters as they advanced into Gaza Strip on Saturday in the first ground combat of an eight-day offensive on the Palestinian enclave, witnesses and the Israeli army said.

Depleted uranium found in Gaza victims -- Medics tell Press TV they have found traces of depleted uranium in some Gaza residents wounded in Israel's ground offensive on the strip.

Cluster bombs, DU, and White Phosphorus being used in Gaza -- Norwegian medics say that some of the victims who have been wounded since Israel began its attacks on the Gaza Strip on December 27 have traces of depleted uranium in their bodies, according to Press TV. There are also reports that the Israeli Army is using both cluster bombs in the northern part of the Strip, as well as White Phosphorus, an incendiary weapon used by the United States in Iraq (which would explain the large flare-like explosions unseen before in Gaza).

Doctors to Earn Extra Money for "E-Prescribing" -- Medicare is launching a new incentive program that will pay a bonus to doctors who use electronic prescribing systems rather than traditional written prescriptions.

Earthquakes swarm in Yellowstone -- Here's the latest from USGS link.

Stan Deyo's comments & maps on Yellowstone earthquake swarm -- Since December 27th more than 500 quakes have struck under Yellowstone Lake, which is mostly situated within the Yellowstone Caldera. This caldera formed when Yellowstone's enormous volcano collapsed in on itself after the last eruption 640,000 years ago. Read More...

UK: Police set to step up hacking of home PCs -- THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant.

Ron Paul: We’re in for Big Trouble, Big Trouble, Big Trouble -- January 2009.

FDA Decides Against Warnings on Epilepsy Medication Suicide Risk -- The FDA has decided against placing new warning labels on anti-seizure medications used to treat epilepsy, in spite of recent findings that those drugs can increase a patient's risk of suicide.

In Senegal, lead poisons a whole town -- Lead for car batteries poisons an African town. Battery recycling leaves deadly levels of contamination, claims 18 children.

War Vet, 50, Stunned By New Deployment Orders -- A veteran who has been out of the military for 15 years and recently received his AARP card was stunned when he received notice he will be deployed to Iraq.

Israel lets 300 with foreign passports exit Gaza -- Airstrikes hit mosque, Hamas homes; troops await possible ground assault.

3,500 Wis. National Guard troops prep for call-up -- About 3,500 Wisconsin National Guard troops are preparing for several months of training in Florida and Texas, ahead of a previously announced Iraq deployment expected to last about 10 months.

UK: Meat tagged to thwart shoplifters -- Supermarkets have been forced to tag cuts of meat because shoplifters have turned to stealing food during the credit crunch.

Real ID mandate resisted in Virginia -- Critics say they expect other states to join Virginia this year to fight against Real ID.

187 Fake Cancer 'Cures' Consumers Should Avoid -- Check them out.

Lung tumours 'could grow faster' due to processed food -- Lung cancer tumours could grow faster because of an ingredient in processed food, a study has claimed.

Northcom Combat Team Conducts “Humanitarian Support” Exercise in Maryland -- “Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team got hands-on training in skills they would depend on to provide humanitarian support during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incident, known here as a CBRNE.”

We heard about the "doomsday Seed Vault", but did we hear this one? Plan for "doomsday ark" on the moon? -- Plans are being made for the first experiments to pave the way for a "doomsday ark" on the moon. The ark would contain DNA, embryos and all the essentials of life and civilization, to be activated should Earth be devastated by a giant asteroid, a climate flip or nuclear holocaust.

Scientists isolate genes that made 1918 flu lethal -- By mixing and matching a contemporary flu virus with the "Spanish flu" — a virus that killed between 20 and 50 million people 90 years ago in history's most devastating outbreak of infectious disease — researchers have identified a set of three genes that helped underpin the extraordinary virulence of the 1918 virus.

Unrest caused by bad economy may require military action, report says -- A U.S. Army War College report warns an economic crisis in the United States could lead to massive civil unrest and the need to call on the military to restore order.

What Is Left? -- Who will weep for our lost Nation? How many citizens will cry in anguish for our republic, devastated and destroyed by an elite group of insiders who, bit by bit, through stealth, lies, deceit, chicanery, and outright criminal fraud have wrecked Constitutional havoc.



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