Pentagon study says Bush's "war on terror" off target -- A
Pentagon-commissioned study published Wednesday said the Bush
administration's 7-year-old war-on-terror is off target.
RAT MASTERS ADMIT TODAYS 'L.A. EARTHQUAKE 2008' IS A 'SHAKEOUT DRILL'
-- Listen to them admit it and make it sound like today's earthquake was
no big deal.
House Votes to Let FDA Regulate Tobacco Industry -- The House
approved legislation yesterday that would for the first time empower the
EFA to regulate the tobacco industry, a measure long sought by
Parents question why Ozark police used stun gun on injured son --
His dad says the use of the stun gun delayed what would have been
immediate surgery by two days. “The ‘Tasering’ increased his white blood
cell count and caused him to have a temperature so they could not go
into the operation.”
U.S. ban on HIV-positive travelers on the way out -- President Bush
appears poised to sign into law a multibillion-dollar AIDS relief bill
that will lift a long-standing ban on HIV-positive foreign visitors and
immigrants. Did you know: The U.S. remains one of only 12 countries —
with Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Sudan, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Moldova,
Russia, Armenia, Korea — that continue to bar the admission of those
with HIV. China recently was removed from the list after announcing
plans to lift its ban before the 2008 Olympics.
Blackwater Gets a Billion in Small Business Contracts With Help From SBA
Loophole -- A new report from the Small Business Administration
(SBA) Office of Inspector General found Blackwater Worldwide had
received "at least 100 small business set-aside contracts, worth over
$144 million, since 2000."
FDA finds salmonella strain at second Mexican farm -- The salmonella
strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation
water and in a sample from a batch of serrano peppers at a Mexican farm,
federal health officials said Wednesday.
'all ears' during Olympics -- Kansas Senator Sam Brownback
(R-Kansas) says the communist Chinese government is ordering all hotels
near Olympic venues to install surveillance hardware that makes any
Internet communication within the hotel accessible to the Public
Security Bureau in China.
US lawyer charged with spying -- A US lawyer accused of having
forged documents and charged with espionage goes on trial in Belarus.
Your guide to
vegetarian food and shopping -- Your guide to veggie restaurants &
Los Angeles bans fast food in poor areas to tackle obesity -- Fast
food restaurants have been banned in a poor part of Los Angeles for a
year. The city council voted for a year-long ban so that the area -
which currently has around 400 fast-food eateries and few fresh food
stores - can attract restaurants with healthier menus in the South Los
Angeles, West Adams, Baldwin Hills and Leimert Park areas, after
research found that around 30 percent of children living there are obese
compared to about 21 percent in the rest of the city.
Bush signs new rules, roles for spy agencies -- President Bush
approved an order (Executive Order 12333) that rewrites the rules
governing spying by U.S. intelligence agencies, both in the United
States and abroad, and strengthens the authority of the national
intelligence director, according to a U.S. official and government
staff aide Fred Hutchins is found shot dead -- Fred Hutchins, a
Botetourt County native who quickly rose through Virginia's political
hierarchy to become a staff aide to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, was found dead
near Fincastle on Tuesday morning of a single gunshot wound to the head?
Force brigadier general dies of gunshot wound -- An Air Force
brigadier general died of a gunshot wound that likely was
self-inflicted, a spokesman said Monday. Brig. Gen. Thomas L.
Tinsley, the commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage,
suffered a gunshot wound to his chest late Sunday night and was
pronounced dead within a half hour, said Col. Richard Walberg, who
assumed command at Elmendorf after Tinsley's death.
Group of anti war protesters marching from Chicago to St Paul -- A
small group of protesters is marching 450 miles from Chicago to St. Paul
to join demonstrators at the Republican National Convention.
SWAT Team Honored For Raid On Wrong House -- On Monday, Minneapolis
Police Chief Tim Dolan handed out honors to a team of officers involved
in a botched raid at an innocent family's home more than seven months
ago. The family is upset and their attorney criticizes the awards and
questions the timing.
Colorado 'fusion center' to step up intelligence gathering during DNC
-- Federal and state law enforcement officials will increase
intelligence operations during the Democratic National Convention,
overseeing an information war room that will be staffed around the clock
with analysts who access a dozen databases while receiving reports of
"suspicious activity" — activity that some civil libertarians claim
could be nothing more than engaging in anti-war protests or
photographing federal facilities that could be targeted for terrorist
CHANGE IN THE WEATHER: John Fowler Looks At Growing Trend Of
Meteorological Manipulation -- Be patient...commercial is before the
actual video. Worth the watch.
Senate Republicans block effort to aid paralyzed vets -- The overall
bill, dubbed the Advancing America’s Priorities Act, was blocked by a
50-42 vote, short of the 60 votes need to overcome a filibuster.
Nation's bridges need 140 billion in repairs minimum -- State
transportation officials from around the country say it will take $140
billion to repair and modernize 590,000 bridges that are structurally
deficient or functionally obsolete.
filed by ACLU to ensure that protesters have their say at DNC -- The
ACLU, on behalf of 12 advocacy groups, today filed a federal district
court lawsuit asking the court to order the City of Denver and the
Secret Service to tell them as soon as possible where they can
peacefully parade and demonstrate during the Democratic National
Rise of MRSA in Pigs and the Health Risk to Humans -- Numerous
researchers in other countries have been reporting results on the
prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs
and the risk of human contraction. But no U.S. agency or institution has
tested MRSA patients to identify whether they carry the strain,
according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based
nonprofit concerned with environmental issues.
Sweetener Stevia Loaded With Antioxidants; Protects Against DNA Damage
-- Extracts from the leaf of the Stevia plant have been found to be high
in antioxidants that prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer,
according to a new Indian study published in the Journal of Agricultural
and Food Chemistry. "These results indicate that Stevia rebaudiana may
be useful as a potential source of natural antioxidants," said lead
author Srijani Ghanta, of the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in
Study reveals signs of toxicity of genetically engineered maize approved
for human consumption -- "Laboratory rats, fed with a genetically
engineered (GE) maize produced by Monsanto, have shown signs of toxicity
in kidney and liver, according to a new study.(1) This is the first time
that a GE product which has been cleared for use as food for humans and
animals has shown signs of toxic effects on internal organs.
UK: Supermarkets divided on decision to use human sewage as fertiliser
for crops -- Demand for the use of human waste as crop fertiliser is
rising because the animal-based variety is so closely linked to the
price of oil, a water company said today. Treated human sewage, known as
sludge or biosolids, is being spread on nearly 3,000 Midlands fields
alone to grow crops such as corn and maize, said Severn Trent Water.
Russia: $42,000 Reward for Corrupt Bureaucrats -- With President
Dmitry Medvedev stressing the importance of combating corruption, one
regional politician is offering citizens an extra incentive to rat out
crooked officials: money.
Hearing on Limits of Executive Power: Vincent Bugliosi -- Vincent
Bugliosi's opening statements during the House Judiciary Committee
hearing on the constitutional limits of executive power.
Official Truth Collides With Cheap Digital Technology -- In another
case at the library, a police officer testified that he and three other
officers had to carry one protester, Dennis Kyne, by his hands
and feet down the library steps. Videotape showed that Mr. Kyne walked
down the steps under his own power, and that the officer who testified
against him had no role in his arrest. The charges were dismissed; the
Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to bring perjury charges
against the officer who gave the testimony.
What's In That? How Food Affects Your Behavior -- Food additives and
poor diet could help explain poor school performance, criminal behavior,
alcoholism, and the growing numbers of Alzheimer's patients. Read
Memo - In Detainee Trial, System Is Tested -- A detainee last week
at Guantánamo Bay. The trial of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden’s driver,
has entered its second week.
White house propagandized the news with FOX -- Last week former
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan appeared on MSNBC's
"Hardball with Chris Matthews" and said the White House distributed
"talking points" to friendly Fox journalists.
Hospital Will No Longer Hire Smokers -- Akron Children's Hospital,
beginning Nov. 1, will not hire any applicants who test positive for
nicotine, regardless of experience and qualifications.
The Bush Administration's Secret Biowarfare Agenda -- When it comes
to observing US and international laws, treaties and norms, the Bush
administration is a serial offender.
BP profits hit record $13.4bn on soaring oil price -- BP, the
British oil giant, unveiled a 23 per cent rise in profits this morning,
boosted by record global crude prices.
Cancer patient's recovery amazes doctors -- A LUNG cancer patient in
Edinburgh who was given just a few months to live has stunned doctors by
going into remission.
Bush Calls for New Highway Tolls, More Private Funding of Roads --
The Bush administration unveiled a plan to impose new tolls on freeways
and encourage more private investment to finance road and mass-transit
projects, a move aimed at stirring debate as lawmakers prepare for a
major overhaul of transportation policy.
Cheney's office denies making imperial demands of disabled vets group
-- The vice president's office is denying reports that its draconian
security demands prompted the Disabled American Veterans organization to
uninvite Vice President Dick Cheney to the group's convention next month
IMF sees no sign of recovery as credit crunch landmark looms --
Global financial markets remain fragile and the danger of an economic
fallout has increased a year after the credit crunch began, the
International Monetary Fund said yesterday.
UK: Curse of the DNA register -- A generation of young Britons is
being criminalised for life by the relentless expansion of the national
DNA database, ministers are warned today.
UK: Farmers make hay thanks to food crisis -- Profits for Britain's
30,000 grain farmers will increase by 40 per cent this year because of
global food shortages, agricultural analysts said yesterday.
Triclosan in Soap, Toothpaste and Breast Milk - Is It Kid-Safe? --
With no assessment of health risks to infants, federal regulators have
approved a hormone-disrupting pesticide, triclosan, for use in 140
different types of consumer products including liquid hand soap,
toothpaste, undergarments and children's toys. This exposure has been
allowed despite the fact that the chemical ends up in mothers' breast
milk and poses potential toxicity to fetal and childhood development.
Army recruiters threaten high school students -- The 11 News
Defenders have found there is a problem: Army recruiters aren’t sticking
to the program and are bullying and even lying to potential recruits and
their families to keep them from dropping out.
Small Supplement Company's Fight for Health Freedom -- For the past
five years, the Utopia Silver Supplement Company has been waging a
battle for health freedom against the giants of the State of Texas and
the FDA -- one which may have major implications for all of us regarding
the freedom of access to natural health supplements. this small Texas
company and its supporters of health freedom are pitted against a
corrupt giant determined to impose its will and stifle freedom -- and
just like the Alamo and the struggles that followed, the outcome may
effect the freedom and future of millions.
Work at Home? Your Employer May Be Watching -- In a budding trend
some employment experts say is invasive, companies are stepping up
electronic monitoring and oversight of tens of thousands of home-based
Beef Has Already Entered U.S. Food Supply, Even Before FDA Nod --
The major cattle cloning companies in the United States have admitted
that they have not bothered to try and keep meat from the offspring of
clones out of the U.S. food supply, in spite of a request by the FDA
several years ago.
Neuroscience, national security & the war on terror -- Operating
with little ethical oversight, the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA) has been tapping cutting-edge advances in neuroscience,
computers and robotics in a quest to build the "perfect warfighter."
POLITICS: Bush, U.S. Military Pressure Iraqis on Withdrawal --
Instead of moving toward accommodating the demand of Iraqi Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a timetable for U.S. military withdrawal,
the George W. Bush administration and the U.S. military leadership are
continuing to pressure their erstwhile client regime to bow to the U.S.
demand for a long-term military presence in the country.
Welcome To The 21st Century Police State -- It is becoming
increasingly clear that we are living in a police state the likes of
which Adolf Hitler would have approved of.
World's Foremost Terrorist - The US Government -- This article will
explain to you why the Totally Screwed-Up US Strategic Plan for the
Caspian Basin has backfired and created a "megatrend" against America
that may well be the doom of our nation.
Scott Ritter's Column Acts of War -- The war between the United
States and Iran is on. American taxpayer dollars are being used, with
the permission of Congress, to fund activities that result in Iranians
being killed and wounded, and Iranian property destroyed.
Book spotlights American Psychological Association's cooperation with
torture programs -- Jane Mayer's new book, The Dark Side, has
refocused attention on psychologists’ participation in Bush
administration torture and detainee abuse.
- July 29, 2008 - Larry King Show -- Cell phone dangers! Take the
Quick Vote on his website: Do you think there is a link between cell
phones and brain cancer?
of presumption for sarin exposures -- Typical VA
policy...deny...appeal.. deny...until death!
Missile strike in Pakistan may have killed Al Qaeda official -- A
Pakistani security official said an apparent U.S. missile strike early
today may have killed a senior Al Qaeda trainer believed to be a
chemical weapons expert. Pakistan military is tight-lipped about the
incident. Local officials say at least 12 people died in the attack,
believed to have been carried out by a U.S. aerial drone.
U.S. Headed for 'Heightened Alert' Stage -- Government officials
have been quietly stepping up counterterror efforts out of a growing
concern that al Qaeda or similar organizations might try to capitalize
on the spate of extremely high-profile events in the coming months,
sources tell ABC News.
Elmendorf general dies of gunshot on base -- The commander of the
3rd Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base died of what is being described as
a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his on-base home Sunday
night, the Air Force said this afternoon. Air Force says the incident is
Force exec resigns, cites leader changes -- The Air Force's
logistics chief resigned Monday, saying that the recent leadership shake
up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has hurt his ability to do his job.
Moseley retires after 37 years
U.S. Headed for 'Heightened Alert' Stage -- Government officials
have been quietly stepping up counterterror efforts out of a growing
concern that al Qaeda or similar organizations might try to capitalize
on the spate of extremely high-profile events in the coming months,
sources tell ABC News.
U.S. government: We know parenting better than you -- The U.S. House
of Representatives is scheduled to debate two bills that could give the
federal government unprecedented control over the way parents raise
their children – even providing funds for state workers to come into
homes and screen babies for emotional and developmental problems. The
Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) are
two bills geared toward military and families who fall below state
poverty lines. The measures are said to be a way to prevent child abuse,
close the achievement gap in education between poor and minority infants
versus middle-class children and evaluate babies younger than 5 for
Nutritional Authority David Wolfe Shares Important Diet Information
-- This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth
Summit, which can be found at
http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, David Wolfe
shares the experiences that led him to be a health educator and tips on
Sharply Reduce Business Loans -- Banks struggling to recover from
multibillion-dollar losses on real estate are curtailing loans to
American businesses, depriving even healthy companies of money for
expansion and hiring. Thanks to Jimm Motyka!
Feds look to tighten English law for truckers -- Federal law
requires that anyone with a commercial drivers license speak English
well enough to talk with police. Authorities last year issued 25,230
tickets nationwide for violations.
Domestic Military Operations At Camp Pendleton? -- For 2 months at
Camp Pendleton there have been military operations on an increasing
scale and the local news have provided sanitized versions of these ops.
With an upcoming attack on Iran and who knows what other nations. A
crumbling economy heading for massive inflation, political unrest,
police state measures, etc.
Heavy Metals found in baby pacifiers -- The Consumer Education and
Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, tested a range of pacifiers,
teethers and nipples for the presence of migrated heavy metals (lead,
cadmium and chromium), considering their high toxicity. The findings are
so alarming that CERS published the report without testing larger sample
Pentobarbital Is Killing Eagles But the FDA Says It's Safe for Pets?
-- Just when you think you've seen it all and nothing would be too
shocking to learn or read about the pet food industry, you stumble
across something that causes your jaw to drop. I stumbled across
something that proves once again –- you can't be too careful about the
food and treats you give to your pet.
Kill your television -- This columnist has come to the conclusion
that the media are more of a danger to our nation than any enemy foreign
or domestic, or any social malaise we currently face. It is time for
Americans of all persuasions so inclined to address this scourge as
vigorously as they are able.
Bush approves soldier's execution -- President Bush could have
commuted the death sentence of Ronald A. Gray, a former Army cook
convicted of multiple rapes and murders. But Bush decided Monday that
Gray's crimes were so repugnant that execution was the only just
Workable Terrorism Trials -- A special federal court could balance
fundamental rights and national security needs.
First National Bank of Arizona closes down -- The notice on their
web site says that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a
government agency, ordered the closure. The FDIC was named the receiver,
and all deposit accounts have been transferred to Mutual of Omaha Bank,
based out of Omaha, Nebraska. First National Bank of Arizona had 15
locations in the state.
UK: MOVIE FANS TO GET BOMB FRISK -- Cinema-GOERS may be searched on
the way into shows in a new crackdown on suicide bombers.
Ex-Google engineers debut 'Cuil' way to search -- Patterson enjoyed
her time at Google, but became disenchanted with the company's approach
to search. "Google has looked pretty much the same for 10 years now,"
she said, "and I can guarantee it will look the same a year from now."
So now comes the 'Cuil'search engine.
Avandia Study Shows 60 Percent Increase in Heart Failure Risk Among
Diabetics who Take the Drug -- Seniors who take the popular Type 2
diabetes drug Avandia have a 60 percent higher risk of heart failure
than patients who take other diabetes medications, according to a new
data analysis conducted by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science
in Toronto and published in the Journal of the American Medical
Mustard - Hot Stuff For Natural Pest Control -- Researchers, growers
and Industry specialists from 22 countries will share the latest
research into the use of Brassica species, such as mustard, radish, or
rapeseed, to manage soil-borne pests and weeds - a technique known as
over packing heat in national parks -- In 40 years as a ranger,
manager and superintendent of national parks from Alaska to North
Carolina, Doug Morris says he never responded to a crime that would have
been prevented had a visitor been carrying a concealed weapon. Nor did
he hear complaints from gun owners about the rule requiring them to
unload and lock away firearms while in national parks.
Pakistan feels the heat in Washington -- The issue of rogue elements
within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was expected to top
the agenda in the meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani and US President George W Bush in Washington on Monday.
Workingman’s blues -- Americans are furious about the state of their
country. In the first of two articles, we examine the reasons for their
discontent. Read More...
VIDEO: Organic Food Contamination -- Organic ginger
contaminated by pesticide carried by Wholefood but taken off the shelf
after findings of pesticide.
UK: Gardener mows design of Mona Lisa into lawn -- An art-obsessed
gardener has had the Mona Lisa mown into her lawn. A spokesman said:
"We've certainly noticed a growing trend in decorative gardens this
hot line got calls from 22,000 veterans -- More than 22,000 veterans
have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and
1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says.
dead, 7 wounded in Tennessee church shooting -- A man opened fire
with a shotgun in a church in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday, killing
two people, including a man called a hero for shielding others from a
shotgun blast, police and local media reported. Read More...
shooting: Police find manifesto in suspect’s car
FDA's Wheel of Salmonella (comic) -- Watching the FDA trip over its
own clumsy self while groping for answers on Salmonella is a sad affair.
Following the FDA-encouraged destruction of tens of millions of dollars
of perfectly good tomatoes, this confused, bewildered agency admits that
tomatoes may not have been the problem after all, and it has now set its
sights on destroying the peppers industry. Is there no vegetable safe
from the destruction of the FDA?
What the housing bill means for you -- The housing rescue bill, soon
to become law, is full of goodies and not-so-goodies for homeowners and
those who aspire to be homeowners. Here are some highlights.
You Trust Chemotherapy to Cure Your Cancer? -- The media headlines
proclaimed Snow died from colon cancer, although they knew he didn't
have a colon anymore. Apparently, the malignant cancer had "returned"
(from where?) and "spread" to the liver and elsewhere in his body. Read
War Games: Army Lures Civilians By Letting Them Play Soldier --
Recruiters bring lifelike video game to amusement parks! In the Tweety
Bird section of the parking lot at an amusement park here, visitors are
trying a new attraction. They jump into Humvees or Black Hawk
helicopters and use fake firearms to hunt down "genocidal indigenous
forces." They shoot at huge video screens.
Obama’s Trip: No Bounce, No Flags, No Wounded Soldiers -- He didn't
want the American flag shown at his speech in Germany and at his press
conference in Paris. He canceled a trip to visit wounded soldiers when
he was told the press couldn't take pictures of him. And the American
public thought the press coverage of his trip was simply "excessive."
US Financial Break Point Soon By Bob Chapman -- Something is going
to break, and soon. Banks are insolvent and failing by the hundreds if
not thousands. Hedge funds are on the edge of oblivion. Read More...
Hosed at the gas pump -- by your debit card -- If you ever use your
debit card to pay at the pump, watch out: Did you know that every time
you top off the tank, a chunk of your checking account can be blocked --
sometimes for days, with the potential to cause you all sorts of
financial headaches and bounced checks?
Video: Codex Alimentarius & the NWO -- Here you will hear the
objectives of Codex Alimentarius.
Codex Alimentarius & The French Revolution
The National Australia Bank will shock Wall Street -- The National
Australia Bank's decision to write off 90 per cent of its US conduit
loans will have dramatic repercussions around the world. Wall Street
will be deeply shocked when they understand the repercussions of what
NAB has done.
Costco cranks up prices as a last resort -- "Big-box" stores like
Costco have tried to resist passing on their cost increases to
consumers, but they cannot provide discounts as they did before. Costco
has announced that it will have to raise its prices, on some items by as
much as 15 percent.
Medical Researchers Attack YouTube Videos That Warn About Dangers of
Vaccinations -- In a study published in the Journal of the American
Medical Association, medical researchers warn that anti-vaccination
activists are using YouTube to get their message across and say that
pro-vaccination forces need to respond in kind with an ensuing media
Study: Early Los Alamos toxin leaks higher -- Contamination in the
early years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have
been higher than originally reported, health officials say.
WWII soldier dies a day after formal Army apology -- Samuel Snow,
one of 28 black soldiers who were wrongly convicted in a riot and
lynching of a World War II prisoner in Seattle in 1944, clung to life
just long enough for his name to be cleared.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to visit US today (July 28) for
Talks on Iran -- Israeli public radio said the talks are expected to
focus on the Islamic republic's nuclear program, which Israel views as a
major strategic threat, and on preserving the "qualitative advantage" of
the Zionist entity's armed forces. But...Barack visit to Cheney,
Rice....but not Bush?
Defender of the seeds: Q&A with Claire Hope Cummings, author of
“Uncertain Peril” -- An environmental lawyer for 20 years, including
four spent with the USDA, Claire Hope Cummings reports regularly on
agriculture and the environment; she has also farmed in California and
Floods strip Midwest of tons of valuable topsoil -- It's the worst
I've ever seen in my life for this area," the 62-year-old farmer said.
The flooding that swamped large areas of the Midwest took with it some
of the region's most valuable resource: soil. Now farmers and
environmentalists are at odds over what to do with erosion-prone land —
take their chances planting crops on marginal land in hopes of good
yields and high grain prices, or plant trees, native grasses or ground
cover that act as a natural flood buffer.
Will rising food costs make you fat? -- Rising food prices aren't
just shrinking Americans' wallets -- they might also be expanding their
waistlines, prompting at least one nutrition scientist to sound the
Sheehan: US leaders abuse executive powers -- The following is Press
TV's exclusive interview with Cindy Sheehan, a US congressional
candidate widely seen around the world as an anti-war movement leader.
New Systems Keep a Close Eye on Online Students at Home -- Tucked
away in a 1,200-page bill now in Congress is a small paragraph that
could lead distance-education institutions to require spy cameras in
their students' homes.
Total Solar Eclipse on August 1: Where, How to See It -- The eclipse
will start around 8:30 a.m. Greenwich mean time in the eastern part of
the arc, leading to totality in just under an hour. When it starts, this
year's full eclipse will be visible from a narrow arc spanning the
Northern Hemisphere. Its path will begin in Canada and continue
northeast across Greenland and the Arctic, then southeast through
central Russia, Mongolia, and China.
World Bank's Zoellick: Food Prices High Until 2012 -- World Bank
President Robert Zoellick said on Saturday he expected food prices to
remain above 2004 levels until at least 2012 and energy prices would
also remain high and volatile.
Neil Young Documents Anti-War Tour In Film -- Using the nom de plume
Bernard Shakey, Young directs “CSNY: Deja Vu,” a film that uses the
tumult surrounding CSNY’s 2006 concert tour as a backdrop for exploring
divisions in the country over the Iraq war. It opens in theaters on
'Black boxes' are moving from airliners to autos -- Most motorists
don't realize that if they're driving a newer model car, especially from
General Motors or Ford, chances are good that their vehicle also has a
device that can record accident data.
How to disappear without a trace -- Long list of ideas.
List of Bohemian Grove members -- Now we know why the Democrats are
not pursuing impeachment. Look at Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband. The
Hearings start tomorrow...Friday July 25, 2008. A BIG thanks to Jimm Motyka for updating TPH! (This is a .pdf file)
According to the
guest list, this year's attendees include George H. W. Bush, David
Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and several
former CIA directors. Also attending are two members of the Grateful
Dead, one of whom is camping with the elder Bush. During an action at
the entrance of the elite retreat, several 9/11 truth information packs
were accepted by Bohemian Grove campers and taken into the grove,
including one by former CIA Director James Woolsey's bunkmate. Also
presidency' hearing to feature 13 witnesses -- The House Judiciary
Committee has released a witness list for its hearing to examine "the
imperial presidency" of George W. Bush. Testifying Friday morning will
be Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has introduced several resolutions calling
for President Bush's and Vice President Dick Cheney's impeachment;
former Rep. Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate who led the
charge to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998; Vincent Bugliosi, author of the
just-released book The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder; and 10
other current and former members of Congress,
constitutional experts and human rights activists.
Dennis Kucinich: Thanks to You, Impeachment Will Be Heard Friday July
Ticket Bomb for the Rally for the Republic will begin and tickets will
go on sale today, July 25 @ 10AM CST for $17.76 -- Purchase a ticket
and join in on the Minneapolis event on September 2?, 2008!
Ron Paul on the Housing Bill -- Ron Paul talks about the bailout out
of the housing industry and how it really just destroys the dollar and
adds enormously to the debt.
Governor set to slash state workers' pay -- Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger plans to sign an executive order next week intended to
temporarily reduce pay for 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum
wage of $6.55 per hour to preserve cash until lawmakers reach a budget
deal, according to a draft copy of the order obtained by The Bee.
Pushing for Over-The-Counter Approval for Statin Drug Mevacor -- For
the third time, Merck is seeking FDA approval for over-the-counter sale
of its cholesterol-lowering statin medication lovastatin, marketed under
the brand name Mevacor.
25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers -- Read the detailed rundown of
the 25 companies squeezing the most profit from this controversial
Obama Flipping and Floundering in Middle East -- “He got off the
plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle” without pausing to
acknowledge the U.S. troops who had been waiting all day just for the
opportunity to meet him, the officer told the Blackfive pro-military
blog. As the soldiers lined up to shake his hand, the Illinois senator
“blew them off and didn’t say a word,” ducking into the conference room
to meet the general.
Now Conducting Random Behavioral Screening -- Got fear of flying?
Better try to suppress it, at least until you're on the airplane,
because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has started
conducting random additional at-gate screening of airline passenger who
display "involuntary physical and physiological" actions indicating
stress, fear or deception.
A Must See - DON'T FLY-BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!
Sex, blood and baby names: U.S. mad for free gas -- Some U.S.
motorists sick of getting clobbered at the pump seem willing to do just
about anything for free fuel, from giving up the right to name their
children to stealing from day-care centers to donating blood.
NASA Scientists Suggest Planting a Lunar Garden -- NASA scientists
are suggesting that before sending humans back to the moon, we should
launch plants there and watch them grow.
Secret Bluetooth surveillance study -- A controversial new study
that uses Bluetooth technology to track UK citizens, without their
knowledge, has come under fire from privacy campaigners.
1984 vs. 2008 -- Was Orwell a prophet? -- Hopefully not. But, here
are a few items from 1984 which now exist in modern life.
Terrorism related indictments Jan 1994 to April 2004 -- This a a .pdf
DHS & Fema
request for comments-National Disaster Housing Strategy -- The
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the
National Disaster Housing Strategy (NDHS). The NDHS is intended to serve
two purposes. It describes how we as a Nation currently provide housing
to those affected by disasters, and charts the new direction that our
disaster housing efforts must take if we are to better meet the emergent
needs of disaster victims and communities. DATES: Comments must be
received by September 22, 2008.
AP Exclusive: Secret Service wants more money -- The Secret Service
has asked for an extra $9.5 million to cover unexpected costs of
protecting the presidential candidates during what has turned into an
historic year for the agency's campaign security job.
Are feds stockpiling survival food? -- It was confirmed to World Net
Daily reports of the government purchasing vast quantities of long-term
Fallujah Doctors Claim Increased Deformities in Babies After ‘Special
Weaponry’ Used by US -- Doctors and residents in Fallujah are saying
that babies born there are showing increasing rates of deformities after
the US began using ‘special weaponry’ in the two massive bombing
campaigns in the city during 2004.
'Destructive' storm to hit New Zealand -- Strong winds in the lower
North Island and snow in the South Island disrupted travellers today,
but the MetService is more concerned about a rapidly strengthening storm
due this weekend.
Ford posts $8.7 billion loss on asset write-downs -- Ford Motor Co.
posted the worst quarterly performance in its history Thursday, losing
$8.67 billion in the second quarter.
Bank Gave Counterfeit Bills, Couple Says -- A Wachovia
representative said it will not refund any money because it can't verify
the $1,000 in counterfeit notes were the same bills Garcia was handed by
Air Force missile launch crew fell asleep -- Three ballistic missile
crew members in North Dakota fell asleep while holding classified launch
code devices this month, triggering an investigation by military and
National Security Agency experts, the Air Force said Thursday. Read
The Latest on USDA's Big Brother Legislation to Kill Small Farms: NAIS
-- The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been alleged as
a three component program, premises enrollment, animal identification,
and animal tracing. Now, a fourth part is coming out of the dark.
Monsanto Wields Monopoly Power to Jack Up Corn Seed Prices by $100 a Bag
-- The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) says Monsanto's market
power is driving up seed prices and devastating farmers and their
Ron Paul: Blame Congress for HMOs -- In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I
hope all my colleagues will read this article and take its lesson to
heart. Government-managed care, whether of the socialist or corporatist
variety, is doomed to failure. Congress must instead restore a true
free-market in health care if we are serious about creating conditions
under which individuals can receive quality care free of unnecessary
interference from third-parties and central planners.
Manski, Dolan: Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet? -- As the federal
government has increased troop deployments to Iraq, local and state
officials are also upping their anti-war efforts. Lawmakers in Vermont
have introduced legislation declaring that the original mission in Iraq
is over and congressional authorization for deploying the National Guard
has expired. Read More...
Analysis: AFRICOM mission prompts concern -- Several recent reports
have raised concerns over the balance between military and civilian
roles at U.S. Africa Command, highlighting fears about a potential
militarization of American aid to the continent.
US Senators: Russ Feingold, Robert Byrd to Bush: You Have no Authority
-- Two Dems go after Bush's attempt to jump-start WTO talks.
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute warns of cell phone risks -- The head of
a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to
his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the
possible risk of cancer.
USA Today POLL
-- Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?
Please vote this gun issue question with USA Today.
Blackwater's All-Seeing Airships -- According to Air Force Times,
the airship is still in development. Blackwater’s new airships can fly
twice as long as Air Force Predators and operate at one-fifth the cost,
said Blackwater Worldwide CEO Erik Prince."
Journalist Robert Novak plowed into a pedestrian on K Street, Attempts
to Flee the Scene -- Novak said he didn't realize he'd hit the
60-year-old man, but an eyewitness told ABC News that the victim was
"splayed on the windshield" of Novak's black corvette and that there was
no way that Novak could have failed to realize he'd struck the man.
Saving rain: How much is too much? -- Did you know...Technically,
rain that falls on your roof isn't yours for the taking. It's a resource
of the state, which regulates the use of public waters through an
allocation process that can take years to navigate. The state has long
allowed people to collect a small amount of rain without asking.
Although no one wants to police homeowners harvesting a few hundred
gallons for a backyard garden, the state hasn't defined where that
regulatory threshold lies.
The TSA Is Undoubtedly A Terrorist Organization -- Body scanners are
being deployed in airports that reveal the naked bodies of airline
passengers and now there are additional complaints of Nazi TSA agents
conducting x-rated searches and assaulting airline passengers without
any sort of just cause.
Tests on animals soar as GM studies fuel record number of lab
experiments -- Scientists carried out a record number of experiments
on animals last year, with the rise fuelled by genetic modification
“Prisoner Boxes” in Iraq -- In Iraq, some prisoners/detainees are
kept in wooden crates known as “prisoner boxes,” Considering that the
average summer temperature in Baghdad is 111 F, and that temps can
easily go above 120 F [source], it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to
be inside these boxes.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep John Conyers plans George W Bush
impeachment substitute -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep.
John Conyers said his panel will explore a variety of George W. Bush
controversies, including manipulation of prewar Iraq intelligence.
Diabetes Drug Avandia Causes Brittle Bones, Researchers Declare --
The widely used diabetes drug rosiglitazone, marketed as Avandia, may
increase the risk of brittle bones and osteoporosis, according to a new
study conducted by researchers from the Salk Institute in La Jolla,
California, and published in the journal Nature Medicine.
the 'Best By' Date Label on Pet Foods Is So Important -- A recent
article posted on The Consumerist website brings up a very good point
(and lesson) that pet owners should take note of. The article comes from
a pet owner whose Yorkie became ill, and after a couple of days in the
vet's office, the owner looked at her Eukanuba canned food and realized
it had expired 3 years ago. When she checked the cupboard she discovered
several other cans of dog food –- all recently purchased at PetCo –- had
expiration dates from 2004.
2008 Bohemian Grove Guest List Obtained By 9/11 Truth Activists --
Yes...the official guest list for Bohemian Grove's 2008 midsummer
encampment along with a map of the Grove's facilities has been obtained
by a San Francisco based action group who held protests and information
drives outside the entrance to the elite summer retreat.
At the Border, Your Laptop Is Wide-Open -- After two of its
executives had their laptops and other electronic devices seized and
searched at U.S. airports in May, BAE Systems PLC -- the U.K.-based
defense and aerospace giant -- found itself facing a travel risk that
many companies had never considered: that U.S. officials could search,
inspect and copy data from international travelers' electronic devices
without a warning or warrant.
Ancient Art of Tai Chi Provides Multiple Health Benefits -- Tai chi
ranks among the best forms of exercise for maintaining all-around health
and wellness. The benefits that it offers go beyond physical fitness,
also bringing mental and spiritual gains to those who practice this
internal martial art.
Fresh scent may hide toxic secret -- The scented fabric sheet makes
your shirts and socks smell flowery fresh and clean. That plug-in air
freshener fills your home with inviting fragrances of apple and cinnamon
or a country garden. But those common household items are potentially
exposing your family and friends to dangerous chemicals, a University of
Washington study has found.
Microwave Auditory Effect Crowd-Control Gun Won't Work -- New
Scientist magazine recently reported that Sierra Nevada Corp., based in
Sparks, Nevada, plans to build what it calls a nonlethal microwave ray
gun with the ability to beam irritating sounds into people’s heads. But
experts in the underlying biophysics say it cannot work: the device
would kill you well before you were bothered by the noise.
FDA Deputy Commissioner Gottlieb Now Pushing Big Pharma Drugs --
Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA Deputy Commissioner for medical and
scientific affairs, is now actively involved in the marketing of Eli
Lilly's drug raloxifene, marketed as Evista.
U.S. Rushes to Change Workplace Toxin Rules -- Political appointees
at the Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through
in the final months of the Bush administration a rule making it tougher
to regulate workers' on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins.
What’s Lurking in Your Countertop? -- Do you have granite top
countertops? You may want to read this article if you do! Routine
inspections revealed granite countertops had elevated levels of radon, a
radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
Soy Blues -- Soy. Is it good or is it bad? Read about Soy & ties to
D.C. uses Heller decision to justify new gun control -- Gun owner
nightmares are already coming true.
Ron Paul: “Some Big Events Are About To Occur” -- Check it
Let the war crimes trials begin -- Beware: Graphic Photo! All source
documents were classified, confidential or censored at the time of
publication and are made fully availably to media organizations and the
Plane carrying Ron Paul & 6 other members of Congress makes emerency
landing -- Plane carrying Ron Paul and Reps. Ted Poe, Nick Lampson,
and Henry Cuellar, Solomon P. Ortiz, John Carter, and Ciro Rodriguez
were among those aboard the flight. The FAA says the plane had a safe
landing in New Orleans with no injuries.
VIDEO: Vaccines and Autism -- The science and the politics.
Campaign for Liberty Underway -- from August 31 to September 2 in
Minneapolis, we will host a handful of events that will shake the
political establishment. Everything will culminate on Tuesday with the
official launch of the Campaign for Liberty at the Rally for the
US lawyer seeks to sue US over Iran threats -- An American lawyer
has offered to represent Iran in an international lawsuit against Israel
and his own government in an effort to stop Washington and Tel Aviv from
initiating further sanctions against Tehran.
American flag on Obama's plane tail disappears from Obama campaign jet
- replaced with Candidate's trademark 'O' -- "The North American jet
that flew Obama and his traveling crew around for much of the primary
season was refurbished with new seats and power for each passenger a
must on the campaign trail. And the plane that once had an American flag
on its tail now sports the Obama 'O.'"
5 electric cars you can buy now -- Cost: $7,000 to $13,000 - Charge
time: 6-8 hours - Range: 30-40 miles - Top speed: 25 mph. Check them
Training drill targets bio-terrorism --Marines to serve as mock
victims; military helicopters will land at hospital and dispatch two
dozen law enforcement officers dressed in full decontamination gear 22
Jul 2008 (CA) Local, state and federal agencies are participating in a
four-day training drill that focuses on how the groups respond to a mock
bio-terrorism attack. The goal drill – dubbed Operation Golden Phoenix -
began Monday. Today, Marine Corps will be at Brown Field Airport
simulating a humanitarian relief response. On Wednesday, San Diego
police will practice traffic and crowd control around UCSD Medical
Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla as hospital personnel
do emergency medical response drills.
apologize for SWAT training exercise -- The Columbia Police
Department apologized Tuesday for a July 16 training exercise at Planned
Parenthood that alarmed area neighbors. Interim Chief of Police Tom
Dresner issued a public apology for not informing the public about the
training ahead of time.
Small Farmers Pushed to Plant GM Seed -- Many small-scale farmers
are suspicious of genetically-modified seed, but may plant it anyway
when it's offered for free.
140,000 farmers in India have committed suicide (April 2008 Article)
-- certainly an underestimate, because the social shame of this cause of
death impels many families to conceal it. These suicides are generally
attributed to indebtedness: that people can be made to take
responsibility for what are clearly socially-induced traumas suggests
that the poor have become less capable of resisting personal culpability
for the effects of economic forces over which they have no control.
Collapse Disorder Debunked: Pesticides Cause Bee Deaths -- The great
mystery of bee deaths has been solved. Colony Collapse Disorder is
poisoning with a known insect neurotoxin. Clothianidin, a pesticide
manufactured by Bayer, has been clearly linked to die offs in Germany
The new fortress - US embassy in Iraq -- The new United States
Embassy in Iraq was scheduled to cost 592 million dollars to build and
will be the largest embassy on earth. However, due to delays for various
reasons, mainly shoddy work by the mostly Asian workers that were
imported to do the work at near slave wages, the cost has soared way
beyond that figure. Read More...
Living Near Nuclear Power Plants Have Much Higher Rates of Cancer --
Children's risk of cancer goes up substantially the closer they live to
a nuclear power plant, according to a German government study.
Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest Bible, goes online -- Almost
1700 years after scribes in the Holy Land first created it from vellum,
one of the world’s oldest Bibles this week makes its debut on the
Natives Set Up Own Genocide Tribunal In Canada -- Over the past
year, the impossible has happened: the government and churches of Canada
have been forced for the first time to publicly acknowledge that massive
numbers of children died in their Indian residential schools, and that
many of these deaths were criminal in nature. Read More...
US food groups plan hefty price rises -- US food companies are
preparing another round of hefty price increases as soaring commodity
costs force them to pass on rises to consumers.
Britain: Children as young as three commit crimes -- A disturbing
catalogue of child crime in Britain has been revealed, including
toddlers as young as three being arrested for assault.
GM, Ford `On the Verge of Bankruptcy,' Altman Says -- General Motors
Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the two biggest U.S. automakers, have about a
46 percent chance of default within five years, according to Edward
Altman, a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of
McFadden's Attempts to Abolish the Federal Reserve System -- Louis
T. McFadden (1876-1936): An American Hero - Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican
candidate for the 2008 presidential nomination, is not the first U.S.
politician to point to the abuses of the Federal Reserve System and call
for its abolishment. Similar pleas to get rid of the Fed were made by
Reps. Wright Patman (1893-1976) and Henry Gonzales (1916-2000), both
Democratic congressmen from Texas and chairmen of the House Banking
Fiat Faith Based Currencies -- The Latin term "fiat" roughly
translates to "there shall be". When we refer to fiat money, we are
referring to money that exists because the government declares it into
existence. It is not based on production or earnings, and not backed by
any commodity. It is solely based on trusting the government. Fiat money
is exchanged in the economy as long as there is faith in the government
that issues it.
Possible shutdown of Navajo Internet pushed back -- The Navajo
Nation has temporarily averted having its Internet services shut down, a
tribal official said Monday.
The White House wins a disturbing legal victory -- The Bush
administration has been a waging a fierce battle for the power to lock
people up indefinitely simply on the president's say-so.
Women on antidepressants may benefit from Viagra -- Viagra's effect
in women has been disappointing, but a new small study finds those on
antidepressants may benefit from taking the little blue pills.
I-Team: Injection Used To Subdue Prisoners -- While the Metro police
had banned the use of Tasers for a time, they still used a controversial
method to subdue unruly people, according to an I-Team report. The
city's policy to use the method, which calls for the injection of a drug
into a person, came as a "total surprise" to people most would expect to
know all about it. Read More...
Caught On Camera: Teen Dies After Shot With Taser Gun -- A teenager
died after being hit with a police Taser gun for 37 seconds, and the
whole thing was caught on tape by surveillance cameras.
Top War Crimes Suspect Captured -- A judge finished interrogating
former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic early Tuesday, the first
step in a procedure to hand over the accused mastermind of Europe's
worst massacre since World War II to a U.N. war crimes tribunal.
Synthetic Pot as a Military Weapon? Meet the Man Who Ran the Secret
Program -- Dr. James Ketchum tested a potent form of synthetic
marijuana on soldiers to develop a secret weapon in the '60s. Now he's
telling the tale.
GlaxoSmithKline Continues Vaccine Trial Even After 12 Babies Die --
According to an article at TradingMarkets.com, at least a dozen babies
have died in a pneumonia vaccine trial conducted by GlaxoSmithKline in
Argentina. The Argentina Federation of Health Professionals (Fesprosa)
asserts that children of poor families are being used for the trials,
and parents are bullied into signing consent forms. The trials are still
continuing, even though at least 12 infants have already died.
federal register on gulf war illnesses -- In conclusion, the
Secretary has determined that the findings in the 2004 NAS report did
not provide any new basis to establish a presumption of service
connection for any diseases, illnesses, or health effects resulting from
exposure to sarin during service in the Persian Gulf during the Persian
Gulf War. Therefore, the Secretary has determined that there is no
scientific basis to revise earlier policy determinations published in
the Federal Register at 66 FR 35702 on July 6, 2001, on health effects
from exposure to sarin based upon the NAS's 2000 Report.
Metal scans to combat knife crime -- POLICE chiefs in South
Yorkshire are to use airport-style metal detectors in areas where they
suspect people to be carrying guns and knives.
8,500 U.S. Banks;
Many Will Die Soon -- How bad is this going to get?
THE FROG THEORY -- If you drop a frog in boiling water he will leap
right out. If you slowly heat the water he will be content until it's
too late to get out. That is exactly how history works. It moves slowly
and we never really see any danger until it's too late. Read More...
Huge math error in Katrina supply giveaway -- Federal officials
vastly overestimated the value of hurricane relief supplies given away
earlier this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported
Prostate cancer drug gives hope to 'untreatable' patients -- The new
drug, abiraterone, works in a different way from existing treatments,
shrinking the tumours of those with advanced forms of the disease. Taken
orally as a pill, it has few side effects and has led to dramatic falls
in prostate specific antigen (PSA), a blood marker for the cancer.
Panic on Wall Street Is Building-Gold and Silver's Role -- Two
commodities have stood the test of time and they are gold and silver.
These metals have a 5,000-year track record of preserving wealth and at
certain times enhancing wealth.
Honey Kills Resistant Superbug Bacteria that Antibiotics Can't -- A
honey-based dressing for wounds is effective even on injuries that are
resistant to antibiotics, according to New Jersey manufacturer Derma
Sciences Inc. The product, called Medihoney, is made from an absorbent
material based on seaweed, and saturated with a variety of honey known
as manuka, or Leptospermum, honey. The honey is produced by bees that
have collected nectar from manuka and jelly bushes, which grow in
Australia and New Zealand.
Poison kiss: lead alert -- WOMEN are being warned about using some
lipsticks after concerns were raised several big-name brands could
What's New In Your State? -- Find out who's answering the call in
your state by clicking the links on this website.
Pentagon "Calmatives": Biochemical Substances as Incapacitating Weapons
of War and Social Control -- Ours is a social system spinning wildly
out of control. Wherever one glances, the political-economic-ecological
crises engulfing late capitalism are insolvable in terms of structural
reforms that might mitigate the system's approaching zero hour. Call it
the proverbial band-aid over gangrene syndrome; a plethora of terminal
"fixes" that fix nothing.
Mystery Of Vaccinated Chickens -- "Bird Flu vaccine just isn't going
to work. Hong Kong has a similar problem with the vaccine not being
effective because the virus is changing. In Hong Kong, the virus was
shifting away from the Fujian strain."
Mountain House storable food out of #10 cans until end of 2009(Holly
Deyo) -- It came to our attention today, that the world's largest
producer of storable foods, Mountain House, is currently out of stock of
ALL #10 cans of freeze dried foods, not just the Turkey Tetrazzini. They
will NOT have product now through 2009.
This link is from the British house of commons foreign affairs committee
-- Scroll down to paragraph 44 and read about rendition flights over
Britain. This is quite a document.
DARPA plans soldier-tagging system for US troops -- DARPA, the
Pentagon boffinry outfit which bestrides the tech world like some
mighty, erratic robot colossus with a frikkin laser beam on its head,
has made a new move. The plan is to electronically tag US combat
soldiers in a similar fashion to criminals under judicial restraint, the
idea being that the troops can then be swiftly found and rescued if they
get into trouble.
Why Are There 1000's Of Burial Vaults In Georgia? -- The product is
called a “Burial Vault.” They are made by PolyGuard Vaults. Read What
their website describes the product as.
World warned over killer flu pandemic -- The world is failing to
guard against the inevitable spread of a devastating flu pandemic which
could kill 50 million people and wreak massive disruption around the
globe, the Government has warned.
Think Tank Calls For Bush to Be Dictator For Life -- Family Security
Matters a neo-conservative based think tank has published an article
advocating that George W. Bush should be a dictator for life. The
organization has since taken the article down, but is still viewable via
a cached link at this website.
Tow firm Deals draw questions -- Read who's driving impounded
July 26 is FBI
day -- I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of
the United States, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2008, as FBI Day. I call
upon all Americans to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
USGS Tracks Explosive Eruption of Okmok Volcano in Alaska --
Anchorage, AK - Okmok Volcano in Alaska continues to produce explosions
and ash plumes through a newly created vent and poses hazards to air
travel in the area.
Birth Certificate: FORENSIC EXPERT: "the [birth] certificate is still a
horrible forgery" -- Techdude embellishes upon his previous expert
analysis on Obama's birth certificate and gives us his impeccable
credentials and they are freakin scary. No, no seriously. I am honored
to be the recipient of this most excellent and enormously entertaining
and informative exegesis. Not only is techdude brilliant and
unequivocally expert in the field of forensic digital forgery
examination but his wildly funny. How great is that? There is nothing
Atlas finds sexier than witty and wise. I am running his remarks
completely unedited. Read More...
Obama's Birth Certificate on Daily Kos Website.
Paulson braces public for months of tough times -- Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson sought to reassure an anxious public Sunday that
the banking system is sound, while also bracing people for more troubled
Buying Out Collapsing Western Banks -- First it was Citibank. Now
it's Barclay's and New York City's Chrysler Building skyscraper. Muslim
Arabs are buying out collapsing Western banks and businesses and gaining
growing international power, but some Arab investors are worried their
investments may go down the drain with the American economy.
Wachovia Securities hit with inspection in probe -- Securities
regulators from six U.S. states mounted a surprise inspection Thursday
of the headquarters of Wachovia Corp's brokerage affiliate, as part of a
probe into the firm's sales of auction-rate debt.
ORANGE: "COLLATERAL DAMAGE" IN VIET NAM -- A Must See website on
Agent Orange. Explore the many links but be warned there are graphic
US fires long-range missile in test -- The United States has fired a
long-range target missile over the Pacific on Friday to test an array of
radars and other sensors in its missile defence system, the Pentagon
Mervyn's Fights to Keep Its Store Doors Open -- Mervyn's LLC, the
long-struggling California department-store chain, is fighting for
survival as some of its vendors have halted shipments to the company and
key lenders have pulled financing, according to people familiar with the
death ignites racial tensions -- Baron "Scooter" Pikes was a healthy
21-year-old man. By 2:07 p.m., he was dead. Read More...
Army to Shoot Live Pigs for Medical Drill -- The Army says it’s
critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal-rights
activists call the training cruel and outdated.
Natural health industry wins fight against government -- Health
Minister Tony Clement changes his mind about including alternative
products in new legislation.
Human-to-Human Transmission of Bird Flu Discovered in China --
China's National Disease Authority has confirmed that a man whose
24-year-old son died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu is also infected
with the disease, raising concerns about human transmission of the
House defeats paper ballot funding -- The House rejected a bill last
week that would have funded the purchase of paper ballots as a backup to
electronic voting systems for the upcoming election.
Logged in or out, Facebook is watching you -- Researchers at
software vendor CA have discovered that social networking site Facebook
is able to track the buying habits of its users on affiliated
third-party sites even when they are logged out of their account or have
opted out of its controversial "Beacon" tracking service.
Asphalt costs put brakes on road work -- If you own a car, you're
probably not happy with gas prices these days. This bit of news isn't
going to make you any happier: You're also paying more for the roads you
drive on. As the cost of oil rises, so does the cost for the oil-based
material used to pave and repair highways.
continues for those aboard crashed B-52 -- Officials from Andersen
Air Force Base are releasing few details into this morning's B-52H
Stratofortress crash. However, the extensive search and rescue operation
for the six crew members on board is continuing at this hour.
World supports new nuclear talks with Iran -- The following is Press
TV's exclusive full-length interview with Cristina Gallach, the
spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, ahead of Saturday
talks in Geneva between Iran and world powers over Tehran's disputed
nuclear program. Read More...
Top 25 Things Vanishing From America -- WalletPop takes a look at 25
such things that are quickly disappearing from our country. From honey
bees to checks to bowling alleys to incandescent light bulbs, we count
down 25 things you may not be able to find in the U.S. for very much
NEWS: 21 Homeless People Die After Bird Flu Vaccine Experiment --
According to an article by Matthew Day published in The Telegraph, a
group of doctors recruited homeless people in Poland for a vaccine trial
and paid them £1-2 (less than five dollars) to be tested with what they
were told was a regular flu vaccine. What the unsuspecting, impoverished
victims weren't told is that they were actually going to be given a bird
flu vaccine. The director of a center for the homeless in Poland claimed
that 21 people from his center died last year, when the usual number of
deaths in a given year is about eight.
Panel Seeks to Water Down Warnings on Tamiflu Side Effects -- An FDA
advisory panel has recommended that warning labels for the flu drug
Tamiflu be amended to emphasize that the reported side effects might
also occur in flu patients who are not taking the drug.
Kids: the new guinea pigs of Big Pharma -- Statins for 8-year-olds?
In the mind of many doctors faced with an overweight kid in their
clinic, the view of the American Academy of Pediatrics is going to be
influential in determining their treatment protocol.
Gestapo -- “Members of Congress, nuns, war heroes and other
‘suspicious characters,’ with names like Robert Johnson and Gary Smith,
have become trapped in the Kafkaesque clutches of this list, with little
hope of escape,” said Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU
Washington Legislative Office. And this is America, not Nazi Germany?
“Some Big Events Are About To Occur” -- "Though the world has long
suffered from the senselessness of wars that should have been avoided,
my greatest fear is that the course on which we find ourselves will
bring even greater conflict and economic suffering to the innocent
people of the world–unless we quickly change our ways."
Fish Virus Feeds Fears It Will Spread to Mississippi River -- A
deadly fish virus has been found for the first time in southern Lake
Michigan and an inland Ohio reservoir, spurring fears of major fish
kills and the virus's possible migration to the Mississippi River.
Maryland troopers spied on activist groups -- Undercover Maryland
state troopers infiltrated three groups advocating peace and protesting
the death penalty — attending meetings and sending reports on their
activities to U.S. intelligence and military agencies, according to
documents released Thursday.
FAIR EDITOR ARRESTED AT BOHEMIAN GROVE -- Vanity Fair contributing
editor Alex Shoumatoff was arrested this week after he tried to sneak in
to the world famous Bohemian Grove, the exclusive getaway of some of the
world’s most powerful men who gather there every year in July for two
Emerging Killer Virus Starts Like a Cold, But Kills Many -- A newly
discovered and highly lethal virus strain begins with symptoms similar
to that of a cold but can quickly lead to severe respiratory crisis.
"This virus has the capability of causing severe respiratory illness in
people of all ages, regardless of their medical condition," said John
Su, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Zimbabwe introduces $100 billion banknotes -- Zimbabwe's troubled
central bank introduced $100 billion banknotes Saturday in a desperate
bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the inflation-ravaged
Monopoly of generics? Teva to buy Barr Pharma for more than $7 billion
-- Teva Pharmaceutical said Friday it will buy rival generic drug
company Barr Pharmaceuticals for more than $7 billion in a move that
will boost Teva's dominance as the world's biggest generic drugmaker.
US to Iran: You have two weeks -- Washington says Tehran has two
weeks to decide between suspending its uranium enrichment program and
facing 'further isolation'.
Cuba to Allow Private Farming -- Communist officials decreed Friday
that private farmers and cooperatives can use as much as 100 acres of
idle government land, as President Rául Castro works to revive Cuba's
floundering agricultural sector.
New Weapons Journey To The Center Of The Earth -- Nailing a bunker
buried deep under rock or concrete could one day mean the difference
between nuclear war and a diplomatic row. In the New Scientist
technology blog, is a description of a technique developed by Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory known as a "cluster charge" which makes
blasting rock with shaped charges far more efficient.
Across China, Security Instead Of Celebration -- Police Crack Down
on 'Hostile Forces,' Apply New Safety Measures.
Autism parents 'infection risk' -- Caring for children with
developmental problems such as autism or Down's syndrome can weaken
parents' immune systems, research suggests.
Barack Obama begins firsthand inspection of Iraq -- Democratic
presidential candidate Barack Obama began Monday his first on-the-ground
inspection of Iraq since launching his bid for the White House, with
U.S. commanders ready to brief him on progress in a war he long opposed
and Iraqi leaders wanting more details of his proposals for troop
on Voter Registration Drives for Injured Vets Becomes National Fight
-- The Department of Veterans Affairs, which oversees medical care for
injured veterans, is locked in a growing dispute with 19 secretaries of
state -- Democrats and Republicans -- who are urging the federal agency
to allow voter registration drives for former soldiers living at its
Junk food diet fuels epidemic of pet obesity -- Pet owners in
Britain are feeding their animals an astonishing diet of junk food,
including scones, chocolate, pizza and burgers, a charity has revealed.
Too many fatty treats can prove fatal for much-loved pets as they become
The Martial Law Agenda Continues -- Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich has recently proposed turning Chicago into a militarized
police zone to fight gun crime and save children. Read More...
Blind Woman Tased By Dayton Police -- Dayton police said they went
to an apartment building on Fernwood Avenue looking for a robbery
suspect and ended up tazing the man's mother who is legally blind.
Training Systems -- Less Lethal Ammunition and Weapon Systems, Crowd
Control Pepper Spray For Correctional and Law Enforcement Agencies.
Opening an Office of a Non-US Bank in the United States: An Introduction
-- This article provides a general overview of the procedures and
requirements that a non-U.S. bank must follow to establish an office in
the United States.
Offshore Banking for U.S. Clients -- Faced with a federal
investigation into its private banking practices, the Swiss bank giant,
UBS, said on Thursday that it would stop offering offshore-banking
services to clients in the United States.
reportedly not taking IndyMac checks -- The frustration didn't end
for some IndyMac customers when they finally were able to withdraw their
funds from the failing Southern California bank seized last week by
federal regulators. Some people have run into more problems when they
tried to deposit IndyMac cashier checks at other banks.
FDA declares it's OK to eat tomatoes again -- It's OK to eat all
kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. government declared Thursday — lifting
its salmonella warning on the summer favorites amid signs that the
record outbreak, while not over, may finally be slowing. Hot peppers
still get a caution.
Issues Arrest Warrants for Top Pfizer Officials After Drug Experiments
Conducted on Children -- A Nigerian state judge has issued arrest
warrants for three top Pfizer officials, saying that they failed to
appear in court to face charges of illegally conducting drug trials that
led to the deaths of 11 children.
Painkiller Patch Fentanyl May Have Killed 3,500 People, Warns FDA --
The popular patch version of the pain killer fentanyl is suspected in
more than 3,500 deaths, and the FDA has issued a new warning about its
A desperate letter from Zimbabwe -- "I am not asking you for money
or a ticket out of here - I am asking you to FACE the fact that we are
in deep and terrible danger and want you please to pass on our news and
pictures. So PLEASE don't just press the delete button! Help best in the
way that you know how.
Activists Ask FDA to Ban Artificial Food Dyes after Research Supports
Possible Link to ADHD -- New research indicates the chemicals can
disrupt some children's behavior, and activists and consumer groups are
asking for bans or limits on the dyes. A prestigious British medical
journal recommended that doctors use dye-free diets as a first-line
treatment for some behavior disorders; British regulators are pressuring
companies to stop using the dyes, and some are complying.
Broccoli, Cabbage - Slash Bladder Cancer Risk by 40 Percent; --
Cooking Destroys Benefits. Eating as little as three small servings of
raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has
been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by an
astonishing 40 percent.
Dementia patient makes amazing progress using infrared helmet --
While the helmet has yet to be proven in clinical trials, the family say
the effects of the 10 minute sessions are incredible. Mr. Fennell can
now hold conversations and go shopping unaccompanied.
Kucinich Says Unidentified Foreign Official Wants to Speak at
Impeachment Talks -- An unidentified government official of a U.S.
ally wants to participate if and when Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich makes his
case to impeach President Bush before the House Judiciary Committee,
according to the Ohio Democrat.
US 'plans diplomatic presence in Iran' -- The US is reportedly
seeking to establish diplomatic presence in Iran thirty years after the
two countries severed their ties.
SOME 140 FEDERAL AND STATE ATTORNEYS COULD PROSECUTE BUSH FOR MURDER
-- President Bush “beyond all reasonable doubt” is responsible for all
the murders of American troops killed in Iraq and could be prosecuted by
any of 140 Federal and State legal authorities, famed prosecutor Vincent
TSA Ramps Up Virtual 'Strip Searches' -- The Transportation Security
Administration announced this week that security checkpoints at 21 of
the nation's busiest airports will be getting scanners that take
near-naked photos of passengers.
LA County Gets Fingerprint Scanners From DHS -- Through a Homeland
Security grant, Los Angeles County purchased 500 mobile fingerprint
scanning devices that can be used by officers in the field.
US military base near Iran border? -- The United States plans to
build a military airport near the northern Iraqi town of Halabja, which
borders Iran, Iraqi media reports.
For National Civilian Stasi -- Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama
has called for a “civilian national security force” as powerful as the
U.S. military, comments that were ignored by the vast majority of the
corporate media but compared by one journalist to the Nazi Hitler Youth.
Obama's 'Big Brother' vanishes from speech -- Democrat Sen. Barack
Obama's stunning assertion in a recent speech that the U.S. needs a
"civilian national security force" that would be as powerful, strong and
well-funded as the half-trillion dollar Army, Marines, Navy and Air
Force is not included in published transcripts of his prepared remarks.
Boy, 11, tracks speeders with toy radar gun -- Dressed in a
reflective vest, wearing a bicycle helmet and armed with an orange Hot
Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the actual speed of
Confirmed - Prions Can Survive Sewage Treatment! -- Mad cow
disease-causing prions can survive conventional sewage treatment,
according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists.
Vaccine Mismatch Drives H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance -- While the mis-matched
H1N1 was used to vaccinate worldwide in 2007/2008, clade 2B was
spreading resistance to both neuraminidase inhibitors, Tamiflu (oseltamivir)
and Relenza (zanamivir), while clade 2C was spreading resistance to the
M2 channel blockers, amantadine and rimantadine.
BankRate.com: A place to
find out how your bank rates -- Check your out!!
How to find
out if your bank accounts are fully FDIC insured -- Welcome to the
FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE). EDIE is an
interactive application that can help you learn about deposit insurance.
It allows you to calculate the insurance coverage of your accounts at
each FDIC-insured institution.
Marshall & Ilsley, a very prominent bank in the state of Wisconsin,
reports loss of $393.8 million in second quarter -- Marshall &
Ilsley Corp. said Wednesday it took a loss of $393.8 million in the
second quarter as real estate construction and development loans in
Arizona and Florida deteriorated in the continuing housing slump.
Retiree Benefits Take Another Hit -- General Motors Corp.'s move to
eliminate retiree health benefits for salaried workers is a sobering
signal to the rest of the U.S. work force: Even those who are in or near
retirement shouldn't count on keeping the company coverage they have
GM's pain hits retirees -- Automaker drops health coverage for
ex-workers 65 and older, affecting hundreds in Baltimore.
Lean Pockets product recalled -- The United States Department of
Agriculture has recalled approximately 199,417 pounds of frozen
sandwiches, according to an agency press release.
USDA To Release Names of Retailers With Recalled Meat -- Beginning
next month, the USDA will publicly disclose the names of retailers to
which recalled meat and poultry was distributed in any class I recall.
Bush sends high-level envoy to avoid conflict with Iran --
Moving to avoid war in Iran in the final months of his administration,
George Bush has approved the highest-level American diplomatic contact
with its ideological enemy since the humiliating US embassy hostage
crisis of 1979.
American Airlines Testing Anti-Missile Technology -- American
Airlines is flying with new defensive technology on some of its New York
to Los Angeles flights. Developed in New Hampshire by defense
contractor, BAE Systems, the cross country passenger jets are now
equipped with a laser deterrent system mounted on the plane's belly. It
can identify and misdirect an incoming missile. It's being tested for
Democrats claim vets possibly shortchanged money owed -- Tens of
thousands of veterans may not have been paid moneyowed them by the
government because of hasty efforts to clear a massive backlog of
claims, House Democrats said Tuesday.
REASONS TO JUST SAY NO TO VACCINES by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO -- The
moment a baby arrives, control over their child’s body is forcibly
surrendered to healthcare providers and the government.
Deadly Neighbors -- De-icing fluids represent hazards to water
tables, streams and waste water treatment plants. As they are shed from
planes, the fluids are corrosive to paint. How much of this hazardous
chemical load is finding its way into your drinking water sources? King
County Int’l Airport has approximately 300,000 annual operations
compared with 900,000 at O’Hare. How many operations are there yearly at
your airport? Think, too, you do not have to be an immediate airport
neighbor. That pollution is shed over an enormous area surrounding a
busy airport, diminishing, of course, in a radius of at least 24
miles and from an elevation of about 3500 feet to the ground.
Homeland security funds program to register senior citizens -- The
extra threat that severe weather poses to the elderly -- especially
those without neighbors or family to check in on them -- has led
emergency planners to try registering them in advance.
Has a U.S. Attorney Knowingly Prosecuted Innocent People? -- The
government is investigating cases brought by Alice Martin, U.S. Attorney
in Birmingham, Ala.
Army Wants 'Psychologically Inspired' Robot Vision -- The Army
recently put out a call for a "psychologically inspired object
recognition system... Such a system would be extremely beneficial for
robotic control/intelligence and would allow for an exponential
expansion of robotic capabilities and intelligence."
Illinois Gov. May Send National Guard into Chicago to Fight Crime --
As Governor Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday signed a new law that will put
in place tougher penalties for selling guns to minors, he also announced
he's got a new idea to help combat the violence that Chicago is
experience: he's talking to the Illinois State Police and the National
Guard to see if they could help.
Senate agrees to triple anti-AIDS funding -- The Senate voted
Wednesday to triple spending for a much-acclaimed program that has
treated and protected millions in Africa and elsewhere from the scourges
of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The 80-16 vote committed the United
States to spending up to $48 billion over the next five years for the
most ambitious foreign public health program ever launched by the United
JTFEX 08-4 "operation brimstone" flexes allied force training --
More than 15,000 service members from four countries will participate in
Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 "Operation Brimstone", July 21-31
in North Carolina and off the eastern U.S. coast from Virginia to
Analysis: More Bush library sleaze charges -- A GOP lobbyist and
fundraiser with close ties to the White House has quit a Homeland
Security Department advisory committee following allegations of
influence peddling and quid pro quo donations to the Bush presidential
Fasting - Less Is More! -- A little short-term discomfort translates
to a win, win... win situation! You provide the entire body with
undistracted time to affect quality repairs. You drop a few pounds. You
don't consume anything, saving money, fuel, and resources. Too, when
fasting you're not contributing to the trash heap, eh? All these
definable positives self-actualize to provide an enhanced quality of
life! Less, reader, has never been more!
RFID News Roundup -- Intellident forges new partnerships, business
deals in library sector; report predicts European RFID industry to
capture 40 percent of market by 2016; U.S. Customs to deploy RFID at
Michigan-Canada bridges and tunnel; Murata intros RF IC on tiny ceramic
substrate; Lowry, OATSystems team up on RFID asset tracking; OTA
training extends online RFID courses to 250 universities.
Banking Group to Set RFID Roadmap -- Hoping to facilitate RFID
adoption by its members, the Financial Services Technology Consortium is
working toward instituting a standardized approach to using the
CNN reporter criticizes TSA, finds self on terror watch list --
CNN's Drew Griffin reported on the bloating of the watch list, which an
ACLU count pegged at 1,001,308 names Wednesday afternoon. Griffin's is
one of those names, he says.
China may artificially change unfavorable weather for Olympics -- If
bad weather threatens the August 8 opening of Beijing's Olympic Games,
then meteorologists may change the weather, according to a Chinese
Record Store Closings -- Some 144,000 stores will close this year,
up 7% from last year. That is the largest one-year increase in the 14
years that the International Council of Shopping Centers has tracked the
finds Bush administration guilty of war crimes -- In a secret report
last year, the Red Cross found evidence of the CIA using torture on
prisoners that would make the Bush administration guilty of war crimes,
The New York Times reported Friday.
Banking Group to Set RFID Roadmap -- Hoping to facilitate RFID
adoption by its members, the Financial Services Technology Consortium is
working toward instituting a standardized approach to using the
Wachovia: Another Bank Prepares To Fall -- The situation is
increasingly bleak for Wachovia Corp. and the bank’s mortgage portfolio
will continue to lose value, “seriously jeopardizing” the company’s
ability to generate earnings, an influential analyst warned on Tuesday.
AIG Falls to Lowest in 12 Years on Wachovia Downgrade -- American
International Group Inc., the world's largest insurer, fell to the
lowest since 1995 in New York trading after Wachovia Corp. downgraded
the company, saying it may post as much as $7 billion in losses on
credit-default swaps in the second quarter.
Congressional panel to review Kucinich's call to impeach Bush -- The
House on Tuesday voted 238 to 180 to send his impeachment article -- for
Bush's reasoning in taking the country to war in Iraq -- to the
Judiciary Committee, which buried Kucinich's previous 35-article effort
Cops to IndyMac customers: Remain calm or face arrest -- Police
ordered angry customers lined up outside an IndyMac Bank branch to
remain calm or face arrest Tuesday as they tried to pull their money on
the second day of the failed institution's federal takeover.
Bankruptcies loom for airlines -- Thousands of layoffs, hundreds of
grounded planes and 21 price increases may not have been enough to save
the embattled airline industry from the damaging effects of high fuel
HOW MANY MORE WILL DIE BEFORE FDA GHOULS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE? by Devvy
Kidd -- When I refer to the FDA, I don't mean the Federal Drug
Administration, I mean the Federal Death Administration. This agency
derives its jurisdiction from treaties and has been getting away with
destroying people's health for decades, and in too many cases, the
result is death. The FDA is nothing more than another out of control
agency answerable to no one. Read More...
Unusual Weather Pattern Adds To Summer Heat -- Forecasters at the
National Weather Service in Honolulu say there's a reason why island
residents may be wiping their brows more frequently this summer - an
unusual weather pattern that has cut off our brisk trade winds.
Tennessee’s ‘Operation Stop’ lives up to its name -- Tennessee’s
Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
call it “Operation Stop.” Tuesday morning, July 15, it lived up to its
name. Hundreds of trucks backed up for miles on Interstate 65 at the
weigh station north of Nashville as inspectors conducted Level I
inspections and took an especially close look at hazmat trucks.
Unanswered Questions in Tillman Report -- Officials' Role in
Disclosing Details of Death Remains Unclear.
An Analysis Of HCR 362 -- HCR 362 is an act of war by Congressmen
Gary Ackerman-D of New York and Mike Pence-R of Indiana. If this
resolution doesn’t prove that this country is a one party system, it is
hard to say what would. This bill states that because Iran harbors
terrorists it is therefore a threat to the United States. There have
been several statements made indicating that the U.S. will be going to
war with Iran before the Bush Administration is out of office so it
appears as if this resolution is just icing on the cake.
Downturn gains steam as inflation roars ahead -- Inflation rises at
fastest pace since early 1980s as Fed chair warns of more trouble.
Gun expert claims feds punishing him -- A gun expert who testified
against the government when David Olofson was on trial for loaning to an
acquaintance a gun that misfired now says the government is punishing
him for that testimony.
Gas lines coming this fall -- The purpose of this essay is to
highlight petroleum inventory issues likely to cause shortages this
fall. Several events can create instant, grave shortages. Following is
an incomplete list of known risks. There are still more unknown risks of
unknown magnitude. As explained below, gas lines will be accompanied by
a price jump of about $1.50 per gallon, even if crude oil does not
increase in price.
Star Wars-style laser technology to reach battlefield -- Star
Wars-style technology is about to take to the battlefield for the first
time with the launch of a laser system to shoot down enemy missiles and
Lab that houses bird flu virus loses power -- A backup generator
system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed and left
four buildings, including one that houses a deadly bird flu virus,
without power for more than an hour.
What the Founding Fathers Would Say -- The principles of political
economy of today’s Republicans would shock Adams and Jefferson, not to
mention the statist policies of the Democrats. There can be no doubt,
whatsoever, that ideas and standards have changed.
Scans Causing Cancer in Patients, Many Scans Medically Unjustified
-- A surge in the use of CT scans in the last 25 years has led to
millions of patients per year being unnecessarily exposed to dangerous
radiation that increases their risk of cancer, according to a paper
published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Down the Pet Food Aisle Reveals Harmful Food Additives -- "I took a
little field trip yesterday to Walmart and paid a visit to the pet food
aisle. It was one of the most discouraging field trips I've ever taken.
I'm not going to mention any product names but do I have some
interesting pet food sales tricks to share with you."
Dakota Farmers Sue to Overturn U.S. Ban on Industrial Hemp -- A pair
of North Dakota hemp farmers have filed suit in the U.S. Court of
Appeals to overturn a federal ban on the production of commercial hemp.
Take a picture of a cop & go to jail -- a Tri-Cities area man ended
up behind bars after snapping a shot of a Johnson County sheriff’s
deputy during a traffic stop. The cell phone photographer says the
arrest was intimidation, but the deputy says he feared for his life.
Digital Angel SARBE Unit Supplies Personal Locator Beacons To Swiss Air
Force -- Digital Angel has announced that its SARBE division has
signed a contract valued at approximately $2.4 million with Armasuisse,
Switzerland's defense procurement agency, to supply SARBE Personal
Locator Beacons to the Swiss Air Force.
Non-GMO Soybeans Show 10% Greater Yield -- Although these new
soybeans come from a biotech company, it's clear from the article that
it's not GM that delivered the yield advantage that's being trumpeted.
Instead it was down to molecular marker technologies - a biotechnology
approach involving no genetic engineering.
Four Out of Five Sunscreens May Be Hazardous to Your Health -- A
consumer advocacy group has a warning for parents who think they're
protecting their family with sunscreen: You may be getting burned.
Run on banks spells big trouble for US Treasury -- IN A modern
financial system nothing is more frightening than a run on the bank. The
US has now suffered a series of them, and they are escalating in size
and scope, posing a serious threat to an already reeling economy.
NAIS Action Alert for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund -- Legal
Defense Fund Files Suit to Stop Animal ID Program; Suite Targets USDA
and Michigan Department of Agriculture -- Just want to make sure that
you all are aware that the 'Intent to Sue' has been carried out! So this
is officially lawsuit number two on NAIS against the USDA in a Federal
Court. If the USDA and states continue to move forward with this program
there will be interminable suits as there are so many violations in the
State troopers rebuke students for singing national anthem -- School
students attending a youth leadership conference have been scolded by
armed security officers in the California Capitol in Sacramento for
singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" in the
rotunda, according to organizers of the conference.
Khadr interrogation videos will be released Tuesday -- Lawyers for
Omar Khadr, the 21-year-old Toronto-born man detained at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, will release on Tuesday morning video footage of his interrogation
there by agents of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Five
formerly classified DVDs, to be released Tuesday, show CSIS questioning
Khadr, then 16, at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, where he
has spent the past six years.
Use of RFID becoming commonplace -- Radio Frequency Identification
Devices (RFIDs) are finding their way into and onto humans in many ways.
UFO Group Says Object Flew Toward President's Ranch -- A group of
UFO enthusiasts said an object flew toward President George W. Bush's
Texas ranch at the time of UFO sightings in January.
500 from Wikipedia -- Learn all about the S&P!
Einstein's Legacy: Inside the Quest for Gravity Waves -- Like radio
and gamma waves before them, the detection of gravity waves will likely
expose a new layer of the universe and change the study of physics as we
Drug injections used to subdue prisoners -- For almost two years,
Metro police have had the option of calling for a needle loaded with a
strong sedative to control the most unruly people they encounter on the
"Terrorist" Watch List Hits One Million Names -- The "terrorist"
watch list now has more than one million names. Do you feel safer now?
Iran says discovers oil field in its southwest -- Iran has
discovered a new oil field holding an estimated 233 million barrels of
recoverable sweet oil, Oil Minister Gholamhossein Nozari said on Sunday.
How to Prevent a War With Iran -- The saber rattling and drum
beating for war with Iran are getting louder and louder every day.
Movies hit by banking problems -- The credit crunch has hit home in
Hollywood after Paramount Pictures, which has released a string of hit
movies this year, was forced to suspend plans for a $450m film
Horror in Knoxville update: Trial stalled for one year -- Knox
County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner today granted a request
to drop the speedy
trial for one of four suspects in the torture-slayings of a Knoxville
couple more than a year ago.
VIDEO: What an attack on Iran will look like -- Scott Ritter Author
of "Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime
Wedding Crashers: U.S. Jets Have Bombed Five Ceremonies in Afghanistan
-- We have become a nation of wedding crashers, the uninvited guests who
arrived under false pretenses, tore up the place, offering nary an
Genetically engineered tomatoes that carry an alzeimer's vaccine --
Korean researchers are developing an edible vaccine for Alzheimers that
is carried in genetically-engineered tomatoes. As long as you eat the
tomatoes raw, the vaccine should work (heating destroys it).
Retailers Aren't Required to Pull Most Expired Items From Their Shelves
-- By learning these secret date codes, you can beat their sneaky system
and be a clever shopper!
Mushrooms That Fight Cancer and Boost the Immune System -- In the
world of natural health, "medicinal" mushrooms are known as some of the
most potent immune boosters and disease fighters. Perhaps the most
potent of all is the Agaricus Blazei Murrill mushroom, known in its
native Brazil as "The Mushroom of God"; however many others have also
proven to be very effective and popular.
Sjogrens Syndrome Often is Never Diagnosed -- Nine out of ten
patients have this syndrome are female. Very little is known about the
exact cause of this illness.
Mediterranean union is launched -- Sarkozy said he wanted love, not
war, around the Mediterranean French President Nicolas Sarkozy has
launched a new international body with 43 member nations aimed at ending
conflict in the Middle East.
Quiet, Please! How Noise Pollution Could Send You to the Hospital --
Neurosis, hysteria, stress, nausea, and high blood pressure -- just a
few of the health problems linked to noise.
Forget those retirement plans -- And if you think things aren't too
bad and that you just have to hold on, hold on, hold tenaciously on
until you retire, which is when you can start consuming all that money
you have invested in your retirement plans, then Larry Edelson of
MoneyandMarkets.com has some information that will make you crazy.
American March on DC to Protest Global Warming & Environmental
Destruction - Did you see it on TV? - AP is reporting: "Some 500
American Indians are gathering near the White House to mark the end of a
8,300-mile walk across the nation. The trek from San Francisco to
Washington, D.C., aims to bring attention to the impact of global
warming on the environment.
15-20,000 People MARCHED on DC--did you see it on TV? -- NO...!
15-20,000 People Marched on Washington DC in a show of mass grass-root's
support for Ron Paul's Message of Liberty and Dedication to the US
Constitution! But was it covered on National News?
to Shore Up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- Alarmed by the sharply
eroding confidence in the nation’s two largest mortgage finance
companies, the Bush administration on Sunday asked Congress to approve a
sweeping rescue package that would give officials the power to inject
billions of federal dollars into the beleaguered companies through
investments and loans.
Fears Spread After Seizure Of IndyMac -- Banks and thrifts are
struggling against a rising tide of bad loans, and it is becoming
increasingly clear that some lenders won't be able to dig their way out.
While fewer banks are expected to fail than the 834 that went under from
1990 to 1992, it will likely take several years for battered financial
institutions to work through their bad loans and replenish their
Arlington Cemetery Trying To Impose New Restrictions On Funerals Of Iraq
War Dead -- When Gina Gray took over as the public affairs director
at Arlington National Cemetery about three months ago, she discovered
that cemetery officials were attempting to impose new limits on media
coverage of funerals of the Iraq war dead -- even after the fallen
warriors' families granted permission for the coverage. She said that
the new restrictions were wrong and that Army regulations didn't call
for such limitations. Six weeks after The Washington Post reported her
efforts to restore media coverage of funerals, Gray was demoted. Twelve
days ago, the Army fired her.
Army Secretary Asks for Probe of Firing
Bush to hasten Iraq troop withdrawal in bid to help McCain win White
House -- President George Bush wants to speed up the withdrawal of
American combat troops from Iraq, a move that could help to quell the
anti-war anxieties of voters before November's presidential election.
Omega-3 Enhanced Infant Formula Under Fire for Using Non-Human Fatty
Acid Additives -- Infant formula supplemented with omega-3 fatty
acids may pose a serious health risk, according to a report released by
the Cornucopia Institute and presented to health professionals and
government officials at a meeting of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee.
Homeowners who use heating oil seek alternatives -- As heating oil
approaches $5 a gallon, consumers in the oil-reliant Northeast are
looking at pellets, heat pumps, firewood and even geothermal systems to
soften the blow of high oil prices — which have almost doubled in the
past year and gone up nearly fivefold since 2003.
Foreclosures Rose 53% in June, Bank Seizures Tripled -- U.S.
foreclosure filings increased 53 percent in June from a year earlier and
bank seizures rose the most on record as deteriorating property values
and higher rates on adjustable mortgages forced more people to give up
The network warfare battalion -- The U.S. Army has activated its
first Network Warfare Battalion. The unit will not operate together, but
mostly as many detachments, supporting combat forces in Iraq and
Afghanistan, counter-terror operations throughout the world, as well as
in joint Cyber War operations with other services and foreign countries.
The battalion belongs to the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, which
is in turn subordinate to INSCOM (the U.S. Army Intelligence and
Snow Dies Following Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer -- Former White
House press secretary Tony Snow has died at the young age of 53
following chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer. For reasons we will
never know, Tony Snow chose the chemotherapy route in an attempt to
treat his colon cancer, subjecting his body to systemic poisons that all
the evidence shows produce absolutely no improvement in the five-year
survival rate of colon cancer patients. And depending on the type of
tumor, chemotherapy can actually accelerate the death of patients,
killing them far more quickly than if they had done nothing(1).
USDA rule change may lead to crops on conserved land -- Under
pressure from farmers, livestock producers and soaring food prices, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture is weighing a policy change that could
lead to the plowing of millions of acres of land that had been set aside
12 Babies die during vaccine trials in Argentina -- At least 12
babies who were part of a clinical study to test the effectiveness of a
vaccine against pneumonia have died over the past year in Argentina, the
local press reported Thursday.
Desk Rage Spoils Workplace For Americans -- Get out of the way, road
rage. Here comes desk rage. Anger in the workplace -- employees and
employers who are grumpy, insulting, short-tempered or worse -- is
shockingly common and likely growing as Americans cope with woes of
rising costs, job uncertainty or overwhelming debt, experts say.
health system rated best, U.S. worst - polls -- Americans are the
least satisfied with their health care system, while the Dutch system is
rated the best, according to new research.
Crime rises in military with lower standards -- The percentage of
Army recruits receiving so-called ”moral conduct“ waivers more than
doubled, from 4.6 percent in 2003 to 11.2 percent in 2007.
Manufacturers are putting less food in packages -- The humble
American consumer, already dogged by soaring petrol prices and declining
wages, now has something more sinister to contend with: downsized
Iraq denies reports of IAF using its airspace -- Iraq denied on
Friday reports claiming the Israeli Air Force has been practicing for a
possible attack against Iran in its airspace.
Inflation: Ron Paul Explains How We Got Into This Mess -- A must
Run on banks spells big trouble for US Treasury -- IN A modern
financial system nothing is more frightening than a run on the bank. The
US has now suffered a series of them, and they are escalating in size
and scope, posing a serious threat to an already reeling economy.
US Treasury rescue for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- US TREASURY
secretary Hank Paulson is working on plans to inject up to $15 billion
(£7.5 billion) of capital into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stem the
crisis at America’s biggest mortgage firms.
World Bank's Zoellick: Food prices high until 2012 -- World Bank
President Robert Zoellick said on Saturday he expected food prices to
remain above 2004 levels until at least 2012 and energy prices would
also remain high and volatile.
Community Water Fluoridation Now Reaches Nearly 70 percent of U.S.
Population -- Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents who get water from
community water systems now receive fluoridated water, according to a
study by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Asia sets stage for disaster relief exercise with key powers --
After much debate, Asia is finally expected to agree to hold its first
civilian-military disaster relief exercise with key powers such as the
United States, Russia and the European Union.
Global Expansion of H274Y Tamiflu Resistance -- Even though H274Y on
seasonal flu does not lead to changes in the clinical course, the
dramatic increase in the N1 pool of H274Y raises serious pandemic
Armies Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come -- Congressman Ron
Paul quoted French poet Victor Hugo in describing his new campaign for
liberty stressing that “armies cannot stop an idea whose time has come.”
Frequent Mobile Phone Use Boosts Tumor Risk by 50 Percent --
Frequent users of cellular phones develop tumors of the parotid gland 50
percent more often than less frequent users, according to a new study
published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
ABUSE OF FORCE -- No police officer anywhere knows the health of any
person they accost, and whether that person has a cardiac condition or
some other health problem that would be aggravated by an electrical
charge from a stun gun. Which means there is always a chance that a stun
gun encounter can be lethal for a person who is pulsed—particularly when
he or she receives several jolts.
12th - Farmers, political leaders gather to 'Take Back' fair competition
in the U.S. seed industry - Takin' It Back: Bringing Fairness &
Competition Back to the Seed Industry for Our Farmers" -- The
Organization for Competitive Markets presents an opportunity to learn
about concentration in the seed market, what it means for Missouri
farmers, and how to make a difference. Speakers include farmers and
elected officials, and American Corn Growers Association and Missouri
Farmers Union are co-sponsors.
Presidential Candidate To Address DC Marchers -- Constitution
Party’s Chuck Baldwin Joins With Ron Paul, Other Constitutionalists At
Revolution March. A rally and march of “historic” proportions, scheduled
for Saturday, July 12th in Washington, D.C. is being touted as “perhaps
the largest gathering ever assembled” at the nation’s capitol. The theme
of the Revolution March and Rally is “For freedom. For peace. For
Weighs Takeover of Two Mortgage Giants -- The companies, Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac, have been hit hard by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
Their shares are plummeting and their borrowing costs are rising as
investors worry that the companies will suffer losses far larger than
the $11 billion they have already lost in recent months. Now, as housing
prices decline further and foreclosures grow, the markets are worried
that Fannie and Freddie themselves may default on their debt.
Apartments at Bargain Rates -- While aggressive evictions are
reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York,
Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including
three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a
building owned by one of New York’s premier real estate developers.
Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card
Companies to Report Transactions to the Government -- Hidden deep in
Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a
sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all
of America's small businesses. The provision, which was added by the
bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's
payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly
every electronic transaction to the federal government. Call Congress
and Tell Them to Oppose The eBay Reporting Provision in the Housing
of 2 missing US soldiers are found in Iraq -- The bodies of two U.S.
soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, their
families said Thursday night. The remains of Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, of
Waterford, Michigan and Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez, of Lawrence, Mass. have
been identified in Iraq.The bodies of both soldiers were taken to Dover,
Delaware, where military officials are expected to perform further tests
to positively identify both men and determine a cause of death.
Impeachment on the House floor TODAY -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich
will present a single Article of Impeachment to the House of
Representatives sometime between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm (EDT) today,
Thursday, July 10th.
Russia starts large-scale naval exercise in the Pacific -- Over 20
combat and auxiliary ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet started on
Tuesday a large-scale naval exercise in the Sea of Japan, which includes
live firing drills, a fleet spokesman said.
Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran --
According to journalist Jason Leopold, sources at former Cheney company
Halliburton allege that, as recently as January of 2005, Halliburton
sold key components for a nuclear reactor to an Iranian oil development
company. Leopold says his Halliburton sources have intimate knowledge of
the business dealings of both Halliburton and Oriental Oil Kish, one of
Iran’s largest private oil companies.
US Navy about to pump up Guam Megabuild contracting -- The U.S. Navy
chose a team July 8 to manage design and construction of the military's
estimated $15-to-20 billion construction expansion program on the
Pacific island of Guam.
Soldier seen in iconic Iraq photo in 2003 dies from huffing aerosols
because he could not get help from VA --The war that made him a hero
at 26 haunted him to the last moments of his life. "He loved the
picture, don't get me wrong, but he just couldn't get over the war," his
mother, Maureen Dwyer, said by telephone from her home in Sunset Beach,
N.C. "He wasn't Joseph anymore. Joseph never came home."
Tasters file lawsuits against Cadbury -- Montville attorney Robyne
LaGrotta filed three lawsuits in Superior Court in Morristown against
Cadbury and Spherion Atlantic Enterprises LLC, a staffing company that
hired three Morris County women to work at Cadbury's research facility
as taste testers of flavors and certain sweeteners in East Hanover. The
lawsuits became public today. Quote: "I know they did something bad to
us," said Magliaro, of Denville. "I want to know what they gave me."
River use banned after French uranium leak -- Residents in the
Vaucluse, a popular southern French tourist destination, were banned
yesterday from drinking well-water or swimming or fishing in two rivers
after a uranium leak from one of France's nuclear power plants.
Red Rice Yeast More Effective than Statin Meds for Preventing Heart
Attacks -- New research shows that red rice yeast extract, at a dose
of 600 mg 2x day, is much more effective at preventing heart attacks
than the cholesterol lowering medication lovastatin (one of the biggest
selling drugs in the world).
Tons of Radioactive Debris Shipped From Kuwait to Idaho (Doug Rokke,
Ph.D. - BLN Contributing Writer) -- Recently the emirate of Kuwait
required the United States Department of Defense to remove the
contamination. Consequently, over 6,700 tons of contaminated soil sand
and other residue was collected and has been shipped back to the United
States for burial by American Ecology at Boise Idaho. Read More...
Cargill rolling out natural, no-calorie sweetener -- Agribusiness
giant Cargill Inc is starting to roll out Truvia, its natural,
no-calorie sweetener on Wednesday, and expects the product to be on
grocery shelves across the U.S. sometime this fall. Truvia is made from
certain compounds in the leaves of stevia, a shrub native to Paraguay,
and will provide a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners
including Sweet 'N Low, Equal and Splenda. Side note: Has anyone EVER
recalled stevia producing the side effects listed here?
Earthquake Destroyed China's Largest Military Armory, Says Source --
A high-level Chinese military source secretly disclosed last week that
the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province caused a chain-reaction of
explosions in the Sichuan mountain areas. The explosions destroyed
Chinese army's largest armory, new weapon test bases and part of nuclear
facilities including several nuclear warheads. This information is
considered China's top military secret.
As food costs soar, it's back to basics for meal planners -- When
USA TODAY asked readers to report how they are coping with higher
grocery bills while still eating healthfully, dozens of people responded
with lists of ways they're cutting costs. Their ideas range from
curtailing restaurant meals to planting gardens, using coupons, shopping
smarter and cooking more economical meals.
US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights -- This research
explores the current capabilities of the US military to use
electromagnetic (EMF) devices to harass, intimidate, and kill
individuals and the continuing possibilities of violations of human
rights by the testing and deployment of these weapons. To establish
historical precedent in the US for such acts, we document long-term
human rights and freedom of thought violations by US
military/intelligence organizations. Additionally, we explore
contemporary evidence of on-going government research in EMF weapons
technologies and examine the potentialities of
continuing human rights abuses.
asked about PNAC and 9/11 at town hall -- During a town hall event
in Portsmouth, OH, John McCain was asked why he wasn’t more supportive
of 9/11 victims. McCain answered that he had teamed with Sen. Joe
Lieberman to create the 9/11 Commission and supported its findings.
US backs statin use for children -- Many more obese children,
including some as young as eight, should receive cholesterol-lowering
drugs, say leading US doctors.
South Australia drought worsens -- Three months of dry weather and
the driest June on record have plunged the area back into drought, the
Murray-Darling Basin Commission says.
Bush's latest cover up on White House emails -- George W. Bush, who
has expanded his power to access the e-mails and other electronic
communications of Americans, is resisting congressional demands that
White House e-mails be saved for later research by historians.
USDA Ordered to Release NAIS Data -- Agricultural journalist
Mary-Louise Zanoni has succeeded in keeping the USDA from applying
Privacy Act safeguards to information it has collected from livestock
owners as part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
These safeguards would have restricted access to the information by
journalists as well as the livestock owners whose information might be
included without their knowledge.
Findings on Katrina Trailers Went Undisclosed, Maker Says -- A
leading U.S. trailer manufacturer failed to disclose to Hurricane
Katrina evacuees or the government its internal findings that
formaldehyde in some units exceeded a federal health standard by as much
as 45 times in 2006, its chairman acknowledged to Congress yesterday.
Internet flaw could let hackers take over the Web -- Computer
industry heavyweights are hustling to fix a flaw in the foundation of
the Internet that would let hackers control traffic on the World Wide
Web. Major software and hardware makers worked in secret for months to
create a software "patch" released on Tuesday to repair the problem,
which is in the way computers are routed to web page addresses. Read
The Water Car -- Read the interesting article on what happened to
Stan Meyer- murdered in March 1998, for turning water into fuel.
According to his brother Steve, the U.S. Government came to Stan's home
a week after his murder and confiscated his car, which got 100 miles per
gallon of water, and they stole all of his research equipment which he
had used to develop the new technology.
UK: Mom prevented from taking son to school because she hadn't been
screened for a criminal record check -- Criminal record checking is
required because she uses a taxi to take her son to a special needs
India: Indian state facing famine after rat plague says report -- A
million people in northeastern India face famine after rats destroyed
most of the rice crop in their state, the International Rice Research
Institute has said.
Organic Center Releases 'Organic Essentials' Pocket Guide For Minimizing
Pesticide Dietary Risks -- Do you know that the greatest risks from
pesticides in the diet come from eating conventionally produced fruits
and vegetables? A new complimentary pocket guide can help consumers
avoid the highest-risk fresh produce during both the summer season and
winter, when asignificant share of fresh produce is imported.
Micro materials could pose major health risks -- Panel issues
warning for products with nanomaterials, saying tiny substances in
everything from sunscreen to diesel fuel may be toxic.
Seymour Hersh Exposes New US Covert Operations In Iran (VIDEO) --
The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh reports on how the Bush Administration
has stepped up covert operations against Iran.
Bush shuts down civil liberties oversight board -- Without any
public announcement, the White House recently sent a letter to Capitol
Hill stating it would nominate only one of two names recommended by
congressional leaders to sit on the five-member civil liberties panel.
Help Diminish Diabetes in Your Body -- The bottom line is to avoid
baking, broiling, and frying, and instead, boil and poach.
Iran test-fires more missiles -- Iran test-fired more long-range
missiles overnight in a second round of exercises meant to show that the
country can defend itself against any attack by the United States or
Israel, Iranian state television reported Thursday. U.S. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice warns Tehran that U.S. will not renege on pledge
to protect Israel.
Where missiles could strike
YouTube: Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama * I wanna cut his "
" off! -- Later Jackson apologizes for crude comment about Obama
Jackson apologizes for crude comment about Obama
62,000 jobs lost, off nearly half-million for year -- The nation
lost jobs for a sixth month in a row in June, a storm of pink slips
drenching this year's July Fourth holiday for more than 60,000 Americans
and leaving thousands more worried about the future.
17 babies given overdose of blood thinner at Texas hospital -- A
Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital is investigating how up to 17 babies in
a neonatal intensive care unit received overdoses of the blood thinner
heparin. One of the babies died.
FDA calls for urgent tendon warning on Cipro -- Drug safety
officials Tuesday imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on
Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to
tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated
and needing extensive surgery.
High food prices may cut opposition to genetically modified food --
A wave of food-price inflation may help wash away popular opposition to
so-called Frankenstein foods.
Most Sunscreens Fail to Protect -- The Environmental Working Group (EWG),
a Washington-based research group and habitual gadfly to the business
world, has found that 4 out of 5 of the nearly 1,000 sunscreen lotions
analyzed offer inadequate protection from the sun or contain harmful
chemicals. The biggest offenders, the EWG said, are the industry
leaders: Coppertone, Banana Boat and Neutrogena.
Killed By New CJD-Like Disease -- A new form of fatal dementia has
been discovered in 16 Americans, 10 of whom have already died of the
condition. It resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - with patients
gradually losing their ability to think, speak and move - but has
features that make it distinct from known forms of CJD.
Homeopathic Alternatives to Antibiotics -- Homeopathic medicine
actually gained its greatest popularity primarily due to its impressive
successes in the treatment of infectious diseases in the 19th century.
The death rates in American and European homeopathic hospitals from
cholera, scarlet fever, typhoid, and yellow fever were typically two to
eight times less by percentage than those in conventional hospitals.
Immigrants in U.S. sending fewer dollars home -- Many Mexican
immigrant workers send money back to their home country while working in
U.S. markets such as Phoenix and Los Angeles. The Economic Policy
Institute said Wednesday that declines in the U.S. real estate market
and construction employment are contributing to the drop in remittances.
Doomed to a fatal delusion over climate change -- PSYCHIATRISTS have
detected the first case of "climate change delusion" - and they haven't
even yet got to Kevin Rudd and his global warming guru.
USDA Threatening Mandatory Animal ID as COOL Approaches -- USDA is
boosting its efforts to get livestock producers signed up in the
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) ahead of mandatory country
of origin labeling (COOL) legislation that becomes effective this fall.
In an interview with Meatingplace.com during a two-day swing through
Texas this week to visit meat and poultry processing plants, Secretary
of Agriculture Ed Schafer said he prefers not to make NAIS mandatory but
warned it could happen if not enough producers sign up voluntarily.
Die-off of bats mystifies experts -- Bats are dying off by the
thousands as they hibernate in caves and mines around New York and
Vermont, sending researchers scrambling to find the cause of a
mysterious condition dubbed "white-nose syndrome."
The disease caused by oil -- The true cause of the sky-high oil
prices you see today has nothing to do with speculators. Read More...
Langford outlines curfew crackdown -- Birmingham Mayor Larry
Langford today unveiled specifics of an amendment to the city's curfew
violation which, if enforced, will not only tax the parents' pocketbooks
but will take away their freedom, at least temporarily.
Waiting for the internet meltdown -- The world is heading for a
digital doomsday as the net fast runs out of numerical addresses.
Of Drink Mixers Based On Diet Soda -- Aspartame contains free methyl
alcohol. In molecular chemistry its one molecule of aspartic acid to one
molecule of methanol to one molecule of phenylalanine. That's a lot of
wood alcohol. You remember that skid row drunks used it during
prohibition and thousands went blind or died. Same thing with
GOP: Don't blame manufacturers for toxic trailers -- The analysis
instead points the finger at the federal government for not having
standards for safe levels of formaldehyde before Hurricane Katrina
victims lived in the trailers.
“Non-Lethal” Weapons: Where Science and Technology Service Repression
-- Welcome to the twisted world of “non-lethal” weapons research brought
to you by the “fun” folks at the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons
Pandemic Mutations In Bird Flu Revealed -- Scientists have
discovered how bird flu adapts in patients, offering a new way to
monitor the disease and prevent a pandemic, according to research
published in the August issue of the Journal of General Virology.
H5N1 Pre-Pandemic Vaccinations -- Thailand, Vietnam and China have
notched up successes in curbing outbreaks in birds, which is key to
minimizing the chance that the virus can pass to humans. It has become
increasingly clear that the spread and diversity of H5N1 will pose a
significant challenge, and the implementation of a pre-pandemic vaccine
to prime the world’s population has significant merit.
Mukasey: Get Govt Terror Fighting Tools -- The Bush administration
will do everything possible to ensure the government has the tools to
fight terrorists before the next president takes office, while
protecting people's privacy, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said
Farm life turns male toads female -- Toads studied over a wide area
are most affected near agriculture.
Beware of the
recluse spider! -- Be very careful around woodpiles - attics -
garages - etc. They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds
or attics or other areas that might not be frequented by people or
Rising oil prices make wood-burning stoves a hot item -- With home
heating oil expected to reach $4.75 to $5 per gallon, homeowners are
flocking to get a closer look at fireplace inserts, pellet and wood
burning stoves to heat their homes. According to Sylvester and others,
the savings can pay for the stove in a single season.
Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever / 9%
Approval Rating -- Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for
First Time Ever / 9% Approval Rating.
Is your catalytic converter missing? -- Thieves mining cars for
For Future of Mind Control, Robot-Monkey Trials Are Just a Start --
In May, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh said they had taught
two monkeys to grab small amounts of food with a mechanical arm using
their brains. The future of brain-machine interfaces, however, could
veer toward the as-yet-unknown possibilities of human movement.
New push to vaccinate adults -- Now, infectious-disease experts and
public health officials are calling for a national program to make
immunization as routine a part of health care for adults as it has long
been for children.
Cops to Use
“Top Secret” Weapons on Activists During Conventions -- Congress is
forking over $100 million for “security expenses” in Denver and St. Paul
this summer. The types of weapons being purchased are “top secret” and
this does not sit well with the ACLU, who is suing both cities to find
out how the money is being spent.
Big Pharma "Doomed" if it Doesn't Change, Says Eli Lilly Chairman --
With patents set to expire on major products and no new blockbusters on
the horizon, the pharmaceutical industry must adapt or die, the chairman
of Eli Lilly & Co. has said. "I think the industry is doomed if we don't
change," said Sidney Taurel.
Pension plans suffer huge losses -- Falling stock markets around the
globe and the credit crunch are putting the pension funds of some of the
largest U.S. companies into deeper financial holes, according to a
report released Monday.
Exports to Iran grew under Bush -- U.S. exports to Iran — including
brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics and possibly even weapons — grew more
than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused
Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more
cigarettes to Iran, at least $158 million worth under Bush, than any
Bernanke ready to extend aid for banks into 2009 -- American
regulators may have to continue offering emergency funding to investment
banks into 2009, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, said
yesterday, with the credit crisis showing no sign of easing.
User Charged With Felony For Using Fake Name On MySpace -- Recently
a user was charged with a "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" which is a
felony for the heinous crime of pretending to be someone else on the
Memo calls for bombs to be civilian-friendly -- Faced with growing
international pressure, the Pentagon is changing its policy on cluster
bombs and plans to reduce the danger of unexploded munitions in the
Chemical weapons transport plan draws fire -- The Pentagon is
considering a plan to ship deadly chemical weapons to military sites in
four states to accelerate the destruction of the munitions, a new report
to Congress says.
Kucinich to bring single article of impeachment for misleading US into
war -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is sticking to his drive to
impeach President Bush.
Suffers Staggering Defeat -- 161 Federal Tax Charges, 0 Convictions
- Total National Media Blackout.
The Microwave Scream Inside Your Skull -- The U.S. military
bankrolled early development of a non-lethal microwave weapon that
creates sound inside your head. But in the end, the gadget may be just
as likely to wind up in shopping malls as on battlefields. The project
is known as MEDUSA – a contrived acronym for Mob Excess Deterrent Using
Silent Audio. Read More...
Citizens stunned as school board walks out of meeting -- A crowd of
students and citizens of Guilderland, N.Y., gathered last week at a
public school board meeting to protest the questionable reassignment of
two teachers, only to look on in disbelief as the school board stood up
and left the room.
to Oppose Fluoridation -- by Dr. Paul Connett whi is a Professor of
Special court for vets addresses more than crime -- While the
defendants in this court have been arrested on charges that could mean
potential prison time and damaging criminal records, they have another
important trait in common: All have served their country in the
military. That combination has landed them here, in veterans treatment
court, the first of its kind in the country.
Want some torture with your peanuts? -- Just when you thought you’ve
heard it all...A senior government official with the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called
safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a
Brasscheck TV: George Bush, crusader for honest elections -- The pot
calling the kettle black.
Vaccine Victims Pile Up: $1.5B for Merck -- While Merck has pulled
in $1.5B from sales of GARDASIL vaccine worldwide, there are continuing
reports that girls are being crippled and dying after getting the HPV
vaccine fast tracked and licensed by the FDA in 2006.
C-SPAN viewer slams Lee Hamilton -- C-SPAN viewer bitch slaps Lee
Hamilton. Lee Hamilton was a vice chairmen of the 911 commssion which
was a total fraud full of lies! Notice how he wont answer whether or not
he is close to the Bush Family he just changes the subject.
cheese fuels TB rise in California -- A rare form of tuberculosis
caused by illegal, unpasteurized dairy products, including the popular
queso fresco cheese, is rising among Hispanic immigrants in Southern
California and raising fears about a resurgence of a strain all but
eradicated in the U.S.
UK: Stop wasting food, Brown urging -- Britons must stop wasting
food in an effort to help combat rising living costs, Gordon Brown has
said as world leaders discuss rising prices.
Feds target children with live flu vaccine -- The federal government
plans to give children – possibly millions of them – a live influenza
vaccine they could transmit to anyone with whom they come into contact.
The vaccinations could start as early as a few weeks from now, and the
infections could be spread for up to three weeks following the
vaccinations, officials confirmed.
Study shows how broccoli fights cancer -- Just a few more portions
of broccoli each week may protect men from prostate cancer, British
researchers reported on Wednesday.
U.S. businesses file for bankruptcy at a faster rate -- Bankruptcy
filings in the U.S. during the month rose 33 percent from a year earlier
and may surpass 1 million in a year for the first time since bankruptcy
laws were tightened in October 2005.
Consumer Outrage May Reverse Pennsylvania's rBGH-Free Dairy Label
Censorship Sham -- The governor of Pennsylvania has ordered a review
of a ruling banning "hormone-free" labels on milk after widespread
outrage from consumers and milk producers.
Vaccine Resistant H5N1 in Hong Kong -- The bird flu vaccine used for
local chickens is gradually losing its effectiveness, and total failure
is not too far away, a leading microbiologist warned yesterday.
Obama's Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop for Safety Check -- Barack
Obama's presidential campaign plane landed safely in St. Louis in an
unscheduled stop caused by a maintenance issue, forcing him to change
the location of a planned economic speech.
Citi: Banks Will Have $5 Trillion Restored to Balance Sheets --
Accounting changes expected to take effect by 2009 will add $5 trillion
to the balance sheets of banks and other U.S. financial institutions,
says Citigroup’s head of global credit strategy Matt King.
Bush Wishes For Freedom From Tyranny -- President Bush has posted a
message on a "wishing tree" at the G8 summit in Japan and, true to the
aims of his second term in office, his main desire is for a world free
Man bitten by Walmart rattlesnake -- A POISONOUS rattlesnake hidden
among leafy plants in the garden section of a Walmart store in Florida
sprang out and bit a man who was shopping there.
US holds Navy exercise after Iran comments on Gulf -- The U.S. Navy
said on Monday it was carrying out an exercise in the Gulf, days after
vowing that Iran will not be allowed to block the waterway which carries
crude from the world's largest oil-exporting region.
Nurses Association Calls for Ban on Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone
-- Looks like we've got a great ally... the American Nurses Association!
Here's a resolution they passed at their annual conference...read
Steve & Barry's to close 100 stores -- Steve & Barry's, the Port
Washington-based clothing retailer that opened more than 200 dress-down
stores in the past few years and is the home of splashy but low-price
apparel and footwear by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Stephon
Marbury, plans to close 100 outlets and is considering liquidation if it
can't find emergency financing, according to a published report.
The Tyranny of Seatbelt Laws -- In Illinois there is a law that says
one must wear their seatbelt when driving their car. Should a member of
a state sanctioned gang known as the police pull you over and find you
are not wearing your seatbelt, they are instructed to write a citation
instructing you to either mail your tribute to one of their collection
agencies or report to one of their superiors should you decide you don’t
agree with their “law” and you don’t want to pay them their extortion
because you feel doing so would be unjust.
mobile phones wiping out our bees? -- Scientists claim radiation
from handsets are to blame for mysterious "colony collapse" of bees.
Scans Emit Massive Doses of Radiation, Promote Cancer -- A British
government report has called for tighter regulation of private clinics
that offer full-body computed tomography (CT) scans, saying that such
scans expose patients to a massive and cancer-promoting blast of
US wants sci-fi killer robots for terror fight -- KILLER robots
which can change their shape to squeeze under doors and through cracks
in walls to track their prey are moving from the realms of science
fiction to the front line in the fight against terrorism.
Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist' -- Toddlers who turn their
noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a
28,000 lighting flashes, heat wave and record rain pound on B.C. --
We're in for a break after a week of extremes, meteorologist says.
Will the World End in 2012? -- Thousands Worldwide Prepare for the
Apocalypse, Expected in 2012.
From the Appropriations bill(S3182) -- FBI headquarters not cleared
for proper storage of classified intelligence.
Report: Emirates call on Gulf Cooperation Council countries to depeg
currencies from US dollar -- The GCC members are Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman. All of their
currencies are pegged to the dollar except Kuwait, which depegged its
currency, the dinar, from the dollar in May 2007 in favor of a basket of
Brasscheck TV: Pushing Gardasil -- Another profit center for pharma.
Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens -- Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD. -
Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action
gas prices threaten to shut down rural towns -- Soaring gas prices
are a double-whammy for many rural residents: They often pay more than
people who live in cities and suburbs because of the expense of hauling
fuel to their communities, and they must drive greater distances for
life's necessities: work, groceries, medical care and, of course, gas.
Eating soy linked to memory loss -- Frequently consuming foods
containing soy may contribute to memory loss, British experts say.
Arrest leads to Rainbow riot -- U.S. Forest Service officers pointed
weapons at children and fired rubber bullets and pepper spray balls at
Rainbow Family members while making arrests Thursday evening, according
Pharma Is in a Frenzy to Bring Cannabis-Based Medicines to Market --
While the the American Medical Association claims pot has no medical
value, Big Pharma is busy getting patents for marijuana products.
Why is the U.S. Spending More Than $1 Trillion for Drugs? -- The
global market for pharmaceuticals was worth more than $693 billion in
2007. It is expected to increase to over $737 billion in 2008 and will
top $1.0 trillion in 2013.
SAMARITAN THIEF ALERTS COPS TO 'TERROR' VAN -- He's a criminal, but
he "did the right thing" when it mattered - alerting cops to what he
feared was a terror plot the day before the Fourth of July.
Tired firefighters battle 330 California wildfires -- Cooler weather
on Sunday gave a boost to crews battling the enormous wildfire that was
threatening nearly 2,700 homes in Santa Barbara County.
Abilene man wants to warn you about the dangers of 'chemtrails' --
Darrin McBreen wants people to look up in the sky -- and contemplate
what might be happening up there that might be affecting us down here.
Biofuels behind food price hikes: leaked World Bank report --
Biofuels have caused world food prices to increase by 75 percent,
according to the findings of an unpublished World Bank report published
in The Guardian newspaper on Friday.
Tenant Banned from Flying Flag Upside Down, Gets Death Threat -- Man
says he wanted to signal to his neighbors that this country is in
distress, so he started flying the flag upside down. He lives in
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, about an hour north of Milwaukee. Read More...
Focus on elk as disease persists near Yellowstone -- Federal
officials are considering a tentative proposal that calls for capturing
or killing infected elk in Yellowstone National Park to eliminate a
serious livestock disease carried by animals in the area. Government
agencies have killed more than 6,000 wild bison leaving Yellowstone over
the last two decades in an attempt to contain brucellosis, which causes
pregnant cattle to abort their young.
Australian climate report like 'disaster novel' says minister -- The
report, by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organization, found that the world's driest
inhabited continent is likely to suffer more extreme temperatures due to
Centers: Implementing the Control Grid -- Fusion centers are a
creature of the Department of Defense and DARPA, an outgrowth of the
supposedly discredited and "defunded" Total Information Awareness
US MILITARY orders 1700 robots for combat -- Robot soldiers ready
for real battlefield - In just a few years' time, Lockheed Martin will
start shipping the Mule to conflict hotspots. The US Army has 1700 on
order for 2014. About 15 Warfighter brigades will be equipped with the
units, constituting a human to robot ratio of 29:1. Many will be used to
clear minefields and carry gear, but half will be armed.
U.S. Military contractors who had been held hostage by Colombian rebels
for five years arrive safely in Texas -- Their drug-surveillance
plane had went down in the rebel-held Colombian jungle in February 2003.
Long before their rescue, the three had become the longest-held American
hostages in the world, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.
Something Big is Going On by Ron Paul -- "I have, for the past 35
years, expressed my grave concern for the future of America. The course
we have taken over the past century has threatened our liberties,
security and prosperity. In spite of these long-held concerns, I have
days—growing more frequent all the time—when I’m convinced the time is
now upon us that some Big Events are about to occur. These
fast-approaching events will not go unnoticed. They will affect all of
us. They will not be limited to just some areas of our country. The
world economy and political system will share in the chaos about to be
U.S. Forecasters Are Closely Tracking 'Vigorous' African Wave --
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center started tracking a tropical
wave off Africa today, the first system of the season showing potential
Report predicts $7/gallon gas -- A new energy report predicts that
oil will cost $200 a barrel in two years. If that happens, gas would go
up to $7 a gallon. CBS News’ Priya David reports on the huge impact that
would have on American lives.
Ron Paul Calls For Hearings On Falling Dollar’s Impact On Oil -- In
the face of $4 per gallon gasoline and predictions the price will rise
to $7 by the end of summer, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson) is
calling on Congress to explore how the weakened value of the dollar may
be contributing to the rise in oil prices.
Train Station AUDIBLE Mind Control Programming? -- Anyone know
anything about this?
German man torches car to protest high gas prices -- German man
doused his BMW with gasoline and torched it on Friday in protest at
skyrocketing fuel costs, police said. The Man told police that gas
prices were so high he could no longer afford to drive the vehicle.
Cops lie in court to frame suspect -- Defense's surprise video
exposes police perjury.
America Seized With Fear By Joan Veon -- Unbeknownst to the American
people who are besieged with a fear and trembling over the falling stock
market, the sub-prime credit crisis, the flooding in the Midwest, and
the all-time oil, gas and food prices, a much greater, more enduring and
lasting evil is taking over the country through new regulations proposed
by the U.S. Treasury Department. Read More...
Army shuts down war game -- At the request of Summerfest officials,
the U.S. Army on Tuesday removed a virtual urban warfare game that
allowed fest-goers as young as 13 to hop into a Humvee simulator and
fire machine guns at life-size people on a computer screen.
Fed auctions $75 billion to ease credit stresses -- The Federal
Reserve has auctioned another $75 billion in loans to squeezed banks to
help them overcome credit problems and announced it will provide a fresh
batch of the loans this month.
Corps Facing Bloody Afghan Deployment -- As the surge in Iraq has
dampened hostilities there, violence in Afghanistan is on the rise.
International troop deaths in Iraq now take a back seat to casualties in
Afghanistan by nearly 50 percent, according to reports.
Formula Cans Lined With Toxic Chemical BPA -- An investigation by
the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that nearly all infant
formulas are packaged in containers that contain the dangerous toxin
Videos: Mexico police get practice in torture -- Two tapes showed
what one chief called training for "real-life, high-stress situations."
Analysis: U.S. military to patrol Internet -- The U.S. military is
looking for a contractor to patrol cyberspace, watching for warning
signs of forthcoming terrorist attacks or other hostile activity on the
Missouri to build interface for Real ID -- The Homeland Security
Department today announced it has awarded $17 million to Missouri's
state government to lead the development of a common interface that
states will use to verify documents that individuals use to apply for
state-issued identification as part of the Real ID program.
Official anti-terrorism civilian snoop program to be expanded -- The
US's "Terrorism Liaison Officer" program is being expanded -- this is a
program that trains utility workers and other government employees to
snitch on people whom they deem "suspicious" and embroil them in a
never-ending round of Orwellian surveillance and background checks.
Processed Chocolate Has Virtually No Health Benefits Due to Lack of
Flavanols -- People should not be misled into believing that the
typical chocolate bar is good for heart health, according to an
editorial published in the influential medical journal Lancet, because
most processed chocolate bars contain very low amounts of the nutrient
that makes chocolate good for you.
Has Maine Set a Precedent on Anti-War Protests? -- A unanimous
verdict that freed six protesters of trespassing charges may show
respect for dissent.
House Affirms Lieberman’s Attack Warning -- In response to Sen. Joe
Lieberman’s warning Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the United
States will likely face a terrorist attack in 2009, White House Press
Secretary Dana Perino agreed Monday, saying, “I think Senator Lieberman,
unfortunately, could be right.”
$5 Gas? -- Imagine $10-15 Per Gallon!