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JULY 2008

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.

NWO 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 anti-smoking advocates.

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.

Beijing '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 & shopping.

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 documents.

Webb 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?

Air 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 attack.

VIDEO: 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.

Suit 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 Convention.

The 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.

Natural 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 Kolkata.

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.

YouTube: 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.

When 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 More...

Guantánamo 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 in Vegas.

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.

Pesticide 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.

A 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 independent contractors.

Cloned 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." Read More...

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.

The 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.

Tonight - 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?

Denial 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 under investigation.

Air 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.
Related Article: 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 medical conditions.

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 In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares the experiences that led him to be a health educator and tips on metabolism.

Worried Banks 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 sizes.

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 punishment.

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 Association.

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 biofumigation.

Showdown 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 year."

Suicide 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.

Two 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...
UPDATE:  Church shooting: Police find manifesto in suspect’s car

The 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.

Can 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 More...

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.
Related Link: 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 campaign.

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 in Vietnam.

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 health alarm.

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 Friday.

'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.

Complete 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)
Related Link: 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 check out:

'Imperial 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.
Related Article: Dennis Kucinich: Thanks to You, Impeachment Will Be Heard Friday July 25, 2008!

The 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!

VIDEO: 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.

Merck 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.

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers -- Read the detailed rundown of the 25 companies squeezing the most profit from this controversial conflict.

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.

TSA 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.

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 file.

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 storable foods.

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 their teller.

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 More...

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 communities.

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.

Two 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 research.

“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.

Why 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.

Why 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.

Former 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 reproductive cancer.

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 out!

Had enough? 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 public.

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.

The 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 Republic.

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 out!

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.

Police 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.

Colony 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 and France.

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...

Kids 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 internet.

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 Business.

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 Committee.

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, 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.

From the 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 Monday.

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.

Manuka 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 contain lead.

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 cars...

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.

Obama's 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...
Related Article: 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 times ahead.

Arabs 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.

AGENT ORANGE: "COLLATERAL DAMAGE" IN VIET NAM -- A Must See website on Agent Orange. Explore the many links but be warned there are graphic photos!

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 says.

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 situation.

Taser 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 virus.

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.

Search 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 longer.

UK 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.

FDA 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.

Airport 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?

Ron Paul: “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.

VANITY 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 weeks.

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 economy.

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 withdrawals.

VA Ban 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 facilities.

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 grossly overweight.

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.

Firearms 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.

UBS Stops 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.

Banks 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.

Nigeria 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 use.

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.

Raw 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 Bugliosi says.

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.

Obama Calls 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 passing traffic.

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. A place to find out how your bank rates -- Check your out!!
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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 built up.
Related Article: 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 Homeland Security.

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.

Airports: 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 States.

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 Florida.

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 library.

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 technology.

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 meteorology official.

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 figures.

Red Cross 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 technology.

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.
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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 in June.

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 prices.

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 mortars.

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.

CT 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.

A Trip 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."

North 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 program.

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.

S&P 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 know it.

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 street.

"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 financing.

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 Change".

The 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 apology.

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  has some information that will make you crazy. Read More...

Native 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?

Treasury Acts 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.

Bank 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 depleted capital.

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.
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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 their homes.

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 Security Command).

Tony 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 for conservation.

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.

Dutch 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 groceries.

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 read article.

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 concerns.

Ron Paul: 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.

JULY 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.
Related Article: 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 prosperity”.

U.S. 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.

Rangel Rents 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 Bill: 1-866-928-3035

Bodies 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).

6700 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.

McCain 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 More...

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 school.

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.

Report: 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.
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YouTube: Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama * I wanna cut his "    " off! -- Later Jackson apologizes for crude comment about Obama
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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.

10 People 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 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.

Beware 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 aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal, etc.

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 Directorate (JNLWD).

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 Wednesday.

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 light.

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 metals!

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 other products.

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 Internet.

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 deadly explosives.

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.

IRS 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.

50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation -- by Dr. Paul Connett whi is a Professor of Chemistry.

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 police Taser®.
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Brasscheck TV: George Bush, crusader for honest elections -- The pot calling the kettle black.

HPV 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.

YouTube: 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.

Tainted 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 from tyranny.

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 more...

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.

Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? -- Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious "colony collapse" of bees.

CT 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 radiation.

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 Government-sponsored agency.

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 currencies.

Brasscheck TV: Pushing Gardasil -- Another profit center for pharma.

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens -- Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD. - Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action

High 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 to witnesses.

Big 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 climate change.

Fusion 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 program.

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.

3 rescued 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 unleashed."

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 to develop.

CBS: 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.

NJ-NY 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.

Marine 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.

Infant 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 bisphenol A.

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 Web.

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.

Cheap, 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.

White 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.”

Fear $5 Gas? -- Imagine $10-15 Per Gallon!



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