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JUNE 2007

Immigration Bill Crushed -- The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.
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Bush 'Disappointed' With Immigration Vote -- President George W. Bush expressed "disappointment" in responding to Thursday's Senate vote on immigration, but assured that "legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people."
Small towns helped beat immigration reform
HOW THEY VOTED -- See How your Senator voted on the immigration bill.

Police thwarted an apparent terror attack in London -- Police discovered a parked silver Mercedes that was packed with gas containers and a large number of nails. The attack would have caused “significant injury or loss of life,” police said.

Stop Carter's Crusade Against Israel! -- Earlier this year Carter published a book smearing Israel as an apartheid state. Now by defending a terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction, Carter has completely stepped over the line. Sign the Petition.

VIDEO: MONOPOLY MEN -- VIDEO SERIES WAKES UP SLEEPING FRIENDS & FAMILY. Monopoly Men During the Wilson presidency, the U.S. government sanctions the creation of the Federal Reserve. Thought by many to be a government organization maintained to provide financial accountability in the event of a domestic depression, the actual business of the Fed is shrouded in secrecy.
Additional Info:  "Phenomenon: The Lost Archives" Monopoly Men (??)

European Union: Dictatorship Rising? -- This article includes a stark warning from the famous Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy on the freedom-less future of the European Union.

THE WORST TRAGEDY OF THE BUSH PRESIDENCY By Pastor Chuck Baldwin -- "It gives me no pleasure to say that the George W. Bush presidency has been an absolute and dismal failure! In fact, the Bush II regime is worse than those of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and even Bill Clinton."

MUSIC VIDEO: "SHOW ED THE LAW by Dave vonKleist -- Music VIDEO of the song "Show Me the Law" sang at the "SHOW ME THE LAW MUSIC JAMBOREE" held Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Ed & Elaine Brown's home.

ShowEdTheLaw .com -- Must see website called

Veterans Against -- Support Our Troops - Bring them Home!!! End the Occupation!!!

Cheney’s office, White House subpoenaed -- The Senate subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday, demanding documents and elevating the confrontation with President Bush over the administration’s warrant-free eavesdropping on Americans.

Ron Paul Des Moines, Iowa Rally Information -- Congressman Ron Paul is coming to Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, June 30th to hold a rally, where he will share his message of freedom, peace and prosperity.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wider Sale Is Seen for Toothpaste Tainted in China -- After the drug agency expressed concern about tainted toothpaste, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services checked to see whether Chinese toothpaste was being used by the state. The department found it in 83 prisons, 4 mental health centers and 4 juvenile detention centers, said Rick Beal, contracts manager for the department.

FDA Announces Plan to Eliminate Vitamin Companies -- The FDA, emboldened by its transformation into a drug company, has embarked upon an anti-American plan of interfering with business and intentionally eliminating various dietary supplement companies from the market.

House Report Faults Pentagon Accounting of Iraqi Forces -- The United States has invested $19 billion to train and equip nearly 350,000 Iraqi soldiers and police since toppling Saddam Hussein, but the ability of those forces to provide security remains in doubt, according to the findings of a bipartisan congressional investigation to be released today.

Too True To Be Funny!! -- Check out this cartoon photo.

Controversial Immigration Billboard that is now up on I-30 in Little Rock -- Controversial Immigration Billboard.

US governor signs law banning national ID card, citing concerns about privacy, cost -- New Hampshire rejected the federal Real ID Act as tantamount to requiring a national identification card, joining five other states in opposing it.

VeriChip -- VeriChip Corporation Announces American Medical Association Recommends Implantable RFID Devices to Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Patient Care.
Related Article: Doctors back plan to store medical info under your skin -- Doctors could soon be storing essential medical information under the skin of their patients, the American Medical Association says.

China shuts 180 food factories for chemicals -- China has closed 180 food factories after inspectors found industrial chemicals being used in products from candy to seafood, state media said Wednesday.

A Fourth Of July Card  From Judy Andreas -- On holidays such as this one, I long for those blissful days of my childhood;  those days when the Fourth of July meant a joyous celebration of birth.  We had claimed our independence from Great Britain and a new world (without the word "order" ) had been born.  America was our land of opportunity and people came here to realize The American Dream.  When did the dream morph into a nightmare?And when will we wake up? 

Iraqi Official: US 'behind Baghdad hotel blast' -- An Iraqi official has accused the United States of being behind the suicide bomb that killed at least 12 in a hotel in central Baghdad.

The United States Civil Flag for Peacetime -- We the People of the United States, actually have two national flags, a military flag and a civil flag for peacetime. They have several important distinctions and meanings. Check out the photo and article.

Today is your day to stop Real ID -- It's time to put the Senate on notice that we think a national ID scheme is un-American, dangerous and wrong. Our Senators will be voting on amendments to the immigration bill that will remove REAL ID provisions from the bill either today or tomorrow (June 26th or 27th): we need to get these amendments passed.

Colin Powell leaks real reason for SSN -- [Colin Powell] - QUOTE: "Finding the Russian scientists may be a problem being that Russia does not have a Social Security System, as here in America, that allows us to MONITOR, TRACK DOWN and CAPTURE an American citizen."

Gov't Struggles to Care for Wounded GI's -- More than 800 of them have lost an arm, a leg, fingers or toes. More than 100 are blind. Dozens need tubes and machines to keep them alive. Hundreds are disfigured by burns, and thousands have brain injuries and mangled minds.

CIA releases 'family jewels' on misconduct -- The CIA released hundreds of pages of internal reports Tuesday detailing assassination plots against foreign leaders such as Cuba's Fidel Castro and the secret testing of mind-and-behavior altering drugs like LSD on unwitting U.S. citizens.

Virginia Introduces $3550 Speeding Ticket -- Driving as little as 15 MPH over the limit on an interstate highway now brings six license demerit points, a fine of up to $2500, up to one year in jail, and a new mandatory $1050 tax. The law also imposes an additional annual fee of up to $100 if a prior conviction leaves the motorist with a balance of eight demerit points, plus $75 for each additional point (up to $700 a year). The conviction in this example remains on the record for five years.

WAR CRIMES TRIAL TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR BUSH,CHENEY & RUMSFELD -- In order to prosecute the 9/11 perpetrators under the 9/11 Independent Prosecutors Act, Independent Scientist/DU Radiation Expert Leuren Moret and International Lawyer Alfred Webre will call for the establishment of an International Citizen's 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal, in a public announcement to be made at the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference on Sunday June 24, 2007.

KBR Faulted for Food, Fuel, Housing Records in Iraq -- KBR Inc., the largest U.S. military contractor in Iraq, didn't properly account for the fuel it used and overspent its food budget, according to a new audit.

THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES SECOND at Montebello High School in California -- Older article but worth reading. Whittier area students from Pioneer, California and Whittier high schools walked out of classes to protest the proposed federal immigration bill March 27, 2006. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High.

Corporate crime much worse than street thugs -- Did you know that corporate crime inflicts far more damage on society than all street crime combined? This and 19 more amazing facts about the state of corporations in America.

More Homeless Veterans, than soldiers in Iraq -- There are more homeless veterans in the United States than active-duty troops deployed in Iraq, including those deployed as part of the "surge." Why do they make up a quarter of the nation's homeless?

Illinois: City to Seize Cars Over Unrelated Crimes -- Beginning next month, the city of Oak Forest, Illinois will give police the authority to seize the automobile belonging to anyone they accuse of committing an crime, even if it the offense is completely unrelated to the use of an automobile.

YouTube Video: Arrest Warrant issued for Bush/Cheney -- On June 16th during operation "Shock and Awe on the Oregon Coast",, members of SQUADRON13-DEPLOYED recorded this arrest warrant for Bush and Cheney at City Hall in Newport Oregon.

ACTION ALERT: Threat to Democracy in California -- "This bill (AB 16) would automatically add every new vaccine recommended by a panel controlled by public health officials and vaccine manufacturers to the dozens of doses of vaccines California children already receive today.

YouTube Video: The Bases Are Loaded -- The Bases Are Loaded covers a wide range of topics. Gary Hart, James Goldsborough, Nadia Keilani, Raed Jarrar, Bruce Finley Kam Zarrabi and Mark Rudd all add their observations about the extent and purpose of the bases in Iraq.

Blair to Accept Position as Mideast Envoy -- The United States and its allies in the international "Quartet" that oversees the Middle East peace process are expected to announce tomorrow that Prime Minister Tony Blair has accepted the position as their new special envoy, according to U.S. officials.

World Bank Approves Zoellick -- New President Faced With Rebuilding Institution's Integrity...succeeds Paul D. Wolfowitz.

Twenty Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime -- Did you know that corporate crime inflicts far more damage on society than all street crime combined? This and 19 more amazing facts about the state of corporations in America.

Controversial “911 Ripple Effect” To Be Released Mid-July -- Dave vonKleist and William Lewis, the truth-seeking duo that released the notorious “911 In Plane Site” announce the release of their newest documentary. Entitled “911 Ripple Effect,” this new endeavor promises to be more controversial and revealing than its predecessor.

A Group called the Maine Troop Greeters told "No More Home Baked Goods" for troops -- That's the ridiculous message being sent to a group called the Maine Troop Greeters, which provides applause, hugs, smiles -- along with cookies, cakes and fudge -- for troops coming back from war through the Bangor International Airport. Why? Because you never know what Granny might be putting in that fudge. One quote: "As a veteran of many airports, I, personally, would be more worried about some of the food I buy from the vendors than I would be eating home-baked cookies from a caring volunteer."
UPDATE: Can hand out approved products! (commercially prepared items)

The Law That Never Was -- The Fraud of Income & Social Security Tax.

IS THERE 1 PERSON WHO CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? By Andrew C. Wallace -- It is my sincere prayer that someone out there can answer one or more of these questions quickly in a way that will save this country.

MRSA Pigs-To-Humans Alert Over New Strain -- This NEW STAIN of MRSA is extremely serious. As the article points out. HALF of ALL Dutch farmers NOW carry the superbug which was contracted from pigs fed antibiotics.

The Myth of the Sun Causing Skin Cancer Can Hurt Your Health -- Although the American Academy of Dermatology will have you bathing in sunscreen, it is one of the LAST things you want to put on your body. It is a toxic chemical that can cause problems in your system. Even if it didn’t contribute to disease, the central issue is that it doesn’t even work.

FDA Should Reconsider Aspartame Cancer Risk, Say Experts -- New Rat Study Links Artificial Sweetener with Lymphomas, Breast Cancer.

Corruption Revealed Among Defenders of Fluoridation -- A paper provided by the Fluoride Action Network documents that some of the most influential epidemiologists of the twentieth century, defenders of water fluoridation, were extensively compromised by industry money. The original UK watchdog group article is available at this link.

Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath -- Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman was bombarded Monday with boos, hisses, and a host of accusations at a congressional hearing after making assurances it was safe to breathe the air around the ruined World Trade Center.

Middle East mediators discuss Blair appointment -- Middle East mediators held talks on Tuesday that could clear the way for the appointment of Tony Blair as their envoy to try to revive peace prospects after Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip.

for support of the Impeachment Center and her unflailing and consistently strong and steady Pro-Peace stance. For more info, please check out the link.

Staph superbug may be infecting patients -- A dangerous, drug-resistant staph germ may be infecting as many as 5 percent of hospital and nursing home patients, according to a comprehensive study. At least 30,000 U.S. hospital patients may have the superbug at any given time, according to a survey released Monday by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Iwo Jima flag raiser Lindberg dies at 86 -- Charles W. Lindberg, one of the U.S. Marines who raised the first American flag over Iwo Jima during World War II, has died. He was 86. Lindberg died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Fairview Southdale hospital in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina.

Groundbreaking Video: Ron Paul on Ed and Elaine Brown -- ""Heroic true patriots; similar to Ghandi & Martin Luther King."

Mennonite Farmer Sues Pa. Over Farm-Registration Rule -- A conservative Mennonite farmer is suing Pennsylvania's Agriculture Department, saying state officials are violating his religious beliefs by requiring him to obtain a federal registration number to continue selling his ducks at live-bird markets in New York City.

"Chemical Ali" sentenced to hang -- Saddam Hussein's cousin, widely known as "Chemical Ali", was sentenced on Sunday to hang for masterminding a genocidal military campaign that used poison gas against Iraq's Kurds in the 1980s.

Hitler Dream Realized As Europe Unites Under New Treaty By: Sorcha Faal -- Adolph Hitler’s ‘dream’ of a unified Europe was realized during this years Summer Solstice timeline, with virtually no notice in the America’s, and ushered in despite the objections of the European Unions 27 member Nations citizens.

Brasscheck TV: Bush administration supports Nazi-style experiments on US children -- Program to deliberaretely subject infants and small children to known toxins. The Bush administration sinks to even greater lows.

U.S. Government Targeting Sick 9/11 Workers -- The three targeted had accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba and now state they are being targeted because of their involvement in Moore’s latest film “Sicko”.
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9/11 responders in 'Sicko' investigated -- Maher knew he was taking a risk journeying to the communist country with the controversial director, but he didn't think he was breaking any laws. He was surprised to learn on Thursday, however, that he faces criminal charges for violating travel restrictions. He and two other 9/11 responders featured in the picture are under investigation by the Treasury Department, which is building a case against Moore.

Final Rule Promotes Safe Use of Dietary Supplements -- On June 22, 2007, FDA announced a final rule establishing current good manufacturing practice requirements (CGMPs) for dietary supplements. In addition, by the end of the year, industry will be required to report all serious dietary supplement adverse events to FDA.

Japan changes the name of Iwo Jima -- Japan has renamed the island of Iwo Jima, the site of one of the Second World War's most horrific battles, with its prewar name of Iwo To.

New study from Pilots for 9/11 Truth: No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon -- Pilots for 9/11 Truth obtained black box data from the government under the Freedom of Information Act for AA Flight 77, which The 9/11 Report claims hit the Pentagon. Analysis of the data contradicts the official account in direction, approach, and altitude. The plane was too high to hit lamp posts and would have flown over the Pentagon, not impacted with its ground floor. This result confirms and strengthens the previous findings of Scholars for 9/11 Truth that no Boeing 757 hit the buillding.

Bush pushes Congress on immigration bill -- President Bush urged lawmakers Saturday to "summon the political courage" to support his top domestic priority, an immigration overhaul that is hanging by a thread in Congress.

Emergency Preparedness Exercise Test Being Conducted in Philadelphia -- This is a test. This is not an emergency. This is to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2007, local, state and national officials were conducting an exercise to test the delivery of emergency medicine. Additional Link:

Air Force Combat Action Medal -- Check out the photo of the Air Force's NEw Combat Action Medal. The Air Force created the medal in recognition of airmen taking on increasingly dangerous roles in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they have performed missions, including ground combat, alongside soldiers and Marines.
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DoD shuts down computers after cyber-attack -- The Defense Department took as many as 1,500 computers off line because of a cyber-attack, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

Poultry workers at Columbia Farms test positive for TB -- State health officials tested 286 employees at a Greenville poultry-processing plant for tuberculosis after a case of TB was reported there, and nearly half had a positive skin test. Many of the employees are foreign-born.

First drug for treating fibromyalgia approved -- A Pfizer Inc. drug - Lyrica - won expanded federal approval Thursday as the first treatment for fibromyalgia, a mysterious syndrome marked by muscle pain and fatigue. The FDA action means Lyrica becomes the first drug that can be marketed specifically as a treatment for adults with fibromyalgia.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates vows to fix mental health system -- Gates promised Thursday to improve the much-criticized mental health system for the military, declaring "this is something that we can, must and will get fixed."
A year-long study released last week said more money and people are needed to provide care for troops returning from war—many suffering from post-traumatic stress symptoms.

Documents revealing illegal activities by the CIA are being made public -- Little-known documents now being made public detail illegal and scandalous activities by the CIA more than 30 years ago: wiretappings of journalists, kidnappings, warrantless searches and more.  Related Article:
CIA to air decades of its dirty laundry -- The documents, to be publicly released next week include accounts of break-ins and theft, the agency's opening of private mail to and from China and the Soviet Union, wiretaps and surveillance of journalists, and a series of "unwitting" tests on U.S. civilians, including the use of drugs.

Google Earth danger to security -- The head of US Air Force intelligence and surveillance said data available commercially through online mapping software such as Google Earth posed a danger to security but could not be rolled back.

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk -- Building hope for one pill to prevent many cancers, vitamin D cut the risk of several types of cancer by 60 percent overall for older women in the most rigorous study yet.

Vice President Exempts His Office from the Requirements for Protecting Classified Information -- The Vice President asserts that his office is not an “entity within the executive branch.”
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Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don't Apply to Him -- Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney.

Congressional Job Approval Dips Again This Month -- According to the June 11-14, 2007, survey, 24% of Americans approve and 71% disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

Ron Paul, the Right Man With the Right Message at the Right Time -- Ron Paul is one of the few politicians who practices what he preaches and truly understands the role of government.

Excluding Ron Paul by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. -- The Iowa Christian Alliance and Iowans for Tax Relief are co-sponsoring a Republican candidates’ forum for June 30. The event will feature Mitt Romney, Tommy Thompson, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Tom Tancredo. Ron Paul, however, is to be excluded. Click the above link to find important phone number contacts to protest this issue.

New U.S.- Vietnam group tackles toxic legacy of war -- Seven prominent Vietnamese and Americans will work together to support humanitarian efforts in cleaning up wartime dioxin, or "agent orange" in Vietnam, the U.S.-based Ford Foundation said on Wednesday. The Ford Foundation said it was funding the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin.

Wal-Mart moves into banking with debit card -- Wal-Mart will sell prepaid Visa debit cards that would allow millions of low-income shoppers who don’t have bank accounts to keep up with an increasingly cashless society.

House Committee vote on Farm Bill coming up soon! -- Keep up the Calls to Congress About the Farm Bill. And Call the Senate too!

Walter Reed Guard Charged With Firing at Colleague -- A security officer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center pulled a handgun and fired 10 rounds at a fellow guard during the morning rush hour yesterday at the hospital's main gate, striking no one but sending stray bullets into two cars and a utility pole, D.C. police said.

FDNY'S 9/11-TOLL SHOCKER -- About 5,000 active and retired FDNY employees are receiving medical treatment for injuries and illnesses connected to the World Trade Center attacks, according to a Fire Department document.

ACLU Gives St. Louis Residents Video Cameras to Monitor Police -- After years of complaints of police misconduct, some residents of high-crime neighborhoods in St. Louis are being given free video cameras to help them monitor officers.

Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key -- A computer simulation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks supports a federal agency's findings that the initial impact from the hijacked airplanes stripped away crucial fireproofing material and that the weakened towers collapsed under their own weight. Read More about this study...

The FDA Has Blood On Its Hands -- Congressman Paul, not a government expansionist by any measure, has introduced legislation that would rein in the Food and Drug Administration's absurd restrictions regarding health claims for dietary supplements. The bill, H.R. 2117, the Health Freedom Protection Act, would stop the FDA from censoring truthful claims about the curative, mitigative, or preventative effects of dietary supplements.

Undiagnosed (?) Pig Disease Rages In China -- Promed is still calling the pig outbreak, undiagnosed. China calls it everything from Strep Suis to High Fever Pig Disease to, the new one, Blue Ear but we still do not have a definite pathogen or disease name.

China overtakes U.S. as top CO2 emitter -- China has overtaken the United States as the world's top producer of carbon dioxide emissions — the biggest man-made contributor to global warming — based on the latest widely accepted energy consumption data, a Dutch research group says.

Cinnamon in sweets may prevent sugar surge -- Adding some cinnamon to your dessert may temper the blood sugar surge that follows a sweet treat, a new study suggests.

U.S. Group Claims Banned Canadian Cows Moving Across Border -- A U.S. food safety group is complaining that older Canadian cows are making their way across the border despite the fact that they're still banned. In a letter this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns, Food and Water Watch claims cattle older than 30 months, thought to be at higher risk of mad cow disease, are "routinely" entering the U.S. food supply.

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa -- Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate. Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.
Sign the Petition to Invite Ron Paul to Iowa on June 30th

Army Again Considers Longer Combat Tours -- The Army is considering whether it will have to extend the combat tours of troops in Iraq if President Bush opts to maintain the recent buildup of forces through spring 2008.

Can anyone identify?  -- What is this?....???

Energy of Stars in the Universe -- The number of stars is greater than the number of grains of sand in every beach and desert in the world!

Biometric Social Security Cards By Jim Babka -- Senator Chuck Schumer wants to amend the immigration bill to require you to get a new Social Security card with biometric information embedded in it. Creating this new card would...Read More...

The Cashless Society Has Arrived -- Currency, coins and checks are receding as ways of doing everyday business; we've become Plastic Nation. In the tangled history of American money--from tobacco receipts to gold and silver coins to paper money and checks--this is a seismic shift. Time to pay attention.

House Republicans introduce immigration bill -- In a sharp rebuke to President Bush, House Republicans today introduced their own immigration reform and border security bill, a tough measure that would bar illegal immigrants from gaining legal status, require employers to check the legal status of all workers and make English the nation's official language.

Canada reportedly named as target of suicide bombers -- Canada has reportedly been named as one of the targets for newly trained teams of suicide bombers from Afghanistan, but Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says the group has “limited abilities to travel and get through our border systems.”

Crystal cave of giants in the Naica Mine, Mexico -- Check out the crystal cave of giants found in the Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico. These are Selenite crystals (gypsum) and are the largest crystals ever discovered...! They are 1000 feet down in a limestone host rock where they are mining for lead, zinc and silver.
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Lake Superior drops to record lows -- Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, has dropped to its lowest level in 81 years. The water is 20 inches below average and a foot lower than just a year ago.

New Study Reveals Pollution in Maine People’s Bodies, Urges Action by Lawmakers -- The report, “Body of Evidence,” tested 13 citizens from across Maine for 71 chemicals in their bodies. Toxic industrial chemicals were found in every person tested.

NOTICE AND DEMAND TO CEASE AND DESIST -- Formal demand is hereby made of you and all of your associates, accomplices and accessories of whatever description, to cease and desist immediately from any further attempts to apprehend the Browns or to trespass upon their fundamental Rights or private property in any manner whatsoever.

YouTube Video: Ed & Elaine Brown's June 18, 2007 Press Conference -- Browns Say They Won't Surrender!
* AOL News covers Ed & Elaine's Tax Dispute Story -- Brown and his supporters, including Randy Weaver, leader of the 1992 standoff with ATF agents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, told the press that the government has unlawfully tricked people into believing they have to pay income tax, knowing full well that such a law would be unconstitutional.
* ABC Covers Ed and Elaine Brown's Press Conference -- "There is no law. We looked and looked," Brown told the press.
* N.H. Tax Protestors Refuse To Give Up -- The Browns received moral support Monday from Randy Weaver, the Ruby Ridge whose wife and son were killed along with a deputy U.S. marshal in a 1992 standoff in Idaho . Weaver held up a picture of his wife and daughter during the news conference.

The lowdown on depleted uranium in Hawaii -- It’s clear that DU has been used on the Islands. It will probably continue to pop up from time to time. The danger of the old assemblies is debatable. It’s also likely that radiation readings on the Big Island can be attributed to calibration or user errors, rather than surreptitious and illegal use of DU munitions. Likely is by no means certainly, though. DU is just the latest chapter in a long saga, and it is telling that Hawaii has learned to keep one eye on its military tenants.

100 Professors Question The 9/11 Commission Report -- Many respected and distinguished university professors have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. A number even allege government complicity in the terrorist acts of 9/11. Check them out!!


Are You Eating Fish Raised in Raw Sewage? -- China—the leading exporter of seafood to the United States—has been found to raise most of its fish in sewage-infested waters. In the last year, the United States increased its imports of seafood from China by 34 percent. Meanwhile, one in four Americans gets hit with a food-borne illness each year. About 20 percent of these cases are due to contaminated seafood.

Aspartame: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You -- Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

An Hour with Michael Moore on "Sicko," his Trip to Cuba with 9/11 Rescue Workers, the Removal of Private Healthcare Companies & Clinton's Ties to Insurance Companies -- Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore sits down with Democracy Now! ahead of the release of his new film SiCKO.

Supermarkets Offering Personal Scanners -- More Supermarkets Offer Personal Scanners That Allow Shoppers to Bypass Checkout Lines. Just scan as you take off the shelf and bag!

Hotel Bans 9/11 Hero William Rodriguez -- The event venue in Peterborough, the Bull Hotel, has been inundated with telephone calls and emails requesting an explanation from annoyed members of the public, as it is completely unacceptable to ban a real hero who saved hundreds of lives during the horrific events of 9/11.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul drawing diverse crowds -- Paul's statements have earned him a passionate following..."Young and old, hippie types and business types, Republicans and Democrats and independents, anarchists, people who hate the IRS and the Federal Reserve,"

Ron Paul Makes Front Page News -- It seems as though the mainstream media has picked up on the Ron Paul internet phenomenon, with at least two publications featuring prominent stories about the candidate over the weekend.

Environmentalists sound alarm on 'zombie seeds' -- Environmentalists are raising the alarm about the latest development in genetically modified foods — so-called "zombie seeds" that are programmed to be sterile until treated with a special chemical.

Hawaii Warning on Flu Outbreak -- State and federal officials have a serious message for Hawaii residents regarding the next pandemic flu outbreak: Be prepared to protect yourself and your family because the government won't be able to do it all.

Ron Paul, the Mahatma by Gary North -- They called Gandhi the mahatma: the great self. Ron Paul is the mahatma of self-government.

GETTING THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA'S GOLD RESERVE by Devvy Kidd -- For those of us who own gold, we fully understand the importance of owning it to protect us from the machinations of truly evil men.

Minnesota turns to RFID to monitor inmates -- The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is about to roll out a half-million-dollar radio frequency identification (RFID) inmate-tracking system at one of its facilities to boost security and automate the monitoring of prisoners. The system can detect track prisoners, modify behavior.

Deadly germ gets mean in vacuum-packed food -- Vacuum-packed foods are deprived of oxygen to keep them fresh and boost their shelf life, but the same strategy is a boon for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium responsible for a kind of food poisoning that kills 25 percent of the people it infects.

America's Bad Deal With Musharraf, Going Down in Flames -- LAHORE, Pakistan is on the brink of disaster, and the Bush administration is continuing to back the man who dragged it there. As President Pervez Musharraf fights off the most serious challenge to his eight-year dictatorship, the United States is supporting him to the hilt. The message to the Pakistani public is clear: To the Bush White House, the war on terrorism tops everything, and that includes democracy.

Troops returning with psychological wounds confront bureaucracy, stigma -- Mental health system ill equipped for PTSD. As many as one-quarter of all soldiers and Marines returning from Iraq are psychologically wounded, according to a recent American Psychological Association report. Twenty percent of the soldiers in Iraq screened positive for anxiety, depression and acute stress, an Army study found.

Tainted foods are daily problem in Asia -- While the discovery of tainted imports from China has shocked Westerners, food safety has long been a problem in much of Asia, where enforcement is lax and food poisoning deaths are not unusual. Hot weather, lack of refrigeration and demand for cheap street food drives vendors and producers to find inexpensive — and often dangerous — ways to preserve their products.

The first-ever interview with a Presidential candidate held in a college dorm room! -- This interview happened on This happened on April 26, 2007 with none other than RON PAUL. Read this related article by clicking here!

Quebec clamps down on guns after college shooting -- The province of Quebec plans to ban firearms in educational institutions and on public transport as part of a clampdown in the wake of a college shooting last year, Premier Jean Charest said on Friday. One killed and 19 wounded at at Montreal's Dawson College last September.

Mail sent to Walter Reed never delivered -- Jun 16, 7:04 - The Army said Friday that it has opened an investigation into the recent discovery of 4,500 letters and parcels — some dating to May 2006 — at Walter Reed that were never delivered to soldiers.

Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War -- As Security Work Increases, So Do Casualties. Private security companies, funded by billions of dollars in U.S. military and State Department contracts, are fighting insurgents on a widening scale in Iraq, enduring daily attacks, returning fire and taking hundreds of casualties that have been underreported and sometimes concealed, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials and company representatives.

Pres Cand. Dr. Ron Paul on the Colbert Report June 13th 2007 -- 2008 Presidential candidate Congressmen Dr. Ron Paul appears on the Colbert Report June 13th 2007 ( 6/13/2007 ) Colbert asks about the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. ACT, whether or not Dr. Paul is a Republican, what defines a Constitutionalist, The Attorney General calling the Constitution "Quaint", the Iraq War, F.E.M.A., the private bank collection agency I.R.S., taxes and Katrina Victims.

Protests against military exercise begin -- Hundreds of people have marched through Brisbane to start a week-long rolling protest against joint US-Australian defence training exercises about to begin in central Queensland and the Northern Territory.

U.S. launches new offensive in Baghdad -- The U.S. military, which just days ago completed its latest troop buildup in Iraq, has launched a large offensive operation in several al-Qaida strongholds around Baghdad, the top U.S. commander said Saturday.

How victim snared ID thief -- Very interesting Identity theft article. (June 15, 2007 article)

Another Reason Not to Buy Food From Wal-Mart -- Don't fall for Wal-Mart's cheap promises of healthy fresh foods, available regardless of the season. Instead, support your local farmers -- and protect your own health -- by buying fresh, organic produce that hasn't seen more of the world than you have. Also, stick with fruits and vegetables that are in season, according to your nutritional type.

Browns To Hold National Press Conference, Monday 18, 2007 -- Tax Protestors Ed and Elaine Brown have exclusively revealed today that they are to hold a press conference at their home in Plainfield New Hampshire this coming Monday.

911 Ripple Effect -- Be sure to check out the newest DVD to be released in July---from the makers of 911 In Plain Site!

UK NEWS: Army spends more feeding its dogs than its soldiers -- The Army spends more feeding its dogs than its soldiers, it has been claimed. Figures obtained by a Tory MP show that £1.51 a day goes on meals for troops, compared with £2.63 for military dogs.

Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb' -- A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting. Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."

Palestinian Split Deepens; Government in Chaos -- The Palestinian territories seemed headed Thursday to a turbulent political divide. Masked Hamas gunmen took control of the Gaza Strip and the Fatah president dissolved the 3-month-old unity government, declaring a state of emergency and plans for elections. (NOTE: Could this picture look any more phony?)

The Blotter: FBI Terror Watch List 'Out of Control' -- A terrorist watch list compiled by the FBI has apparently swelled to include more than half a million names.

In Iraq's four-year looting frenzy, the allies have become the vandals -- British and American collusion in the pillaging of Iraq's heritage is a scandal that will outlive any passing conflict.

25 Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers Receive VeriMed RFID Implantable Microchip at Alzheimer’s Educational Conference -- VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ:CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today that 25 Alzheimer’s conference attendees, including patients and caregivers received the VeriMed RFID implantable microchip at the Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC) 2007 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 7-8. Those who elected to receive the microchip are not part of VeriChip’s previously announced collaboration with ACC.

9/11 Truth Group Protest At Parliament -- Among the protesters, last man out of the Twin Towers and five times honoured hero, William Rodriguez with ex MI5 officer and co-chair of the 911 Truth Campaign (Britain & Ireland), Annie Machon. The protesters apparently received a good reception from the general public and the group hopes to double its numbers by next month, when another event will take place, again on the 11th.

HOW THE FDA IS BECOMING A DRUG COMPANY by Bryon Richards, CNN -- Under the false pretense of improved food and drug safety the FDA is re-inventing itself as a kingpin drug company.

House Tempers Background Checks for Guns -- The House passed what could become the first major federal gun control law in over a decade, spurred by the Virginia Tech campus killings and buttressed by National Rifle Association help.

GM Crops Destined To Be Banned In Europe -- Scientists from six countries join forces with MEPs to call for a Europe wide and worldwide ban on growing GM crops.

911 Ground Zero Tritium Levels 55x Over Normal -- Update On The Micro Nukes In The WTC.

Bee killers? Pesticides are a probable cause -- Scientists investigating a mysterious ailment that killed many of the nation's honeybees are concentrating on pesticides and a new pathogen as possible culprits, and some beekeepers are already trying to keep their colonies away from pesticide-exposed fields.

Capitalize on Disasters to Make Peace, Say Researchers -- A globally minded think tank is calling on governments and disaster relief organizations to work for peace when disaster strikes in conflict zones.

Bogus ingredients put consumers’ health at risk -- American consumers are being ripped off and their health possibly put at risk because of bogus ingredients slipped into imports ranging from toothpaste to dietary supplements. Demand for cheap products, lax FDA oversight fuel increase in use of fakes.

Confusion Over Laws Impedes Aid For Mentally Ill -- Authorities' abilities to identify potentially dangerous mentally ill people are crippled across the nation by the same kinds of conflicts in privacy laws that prevented state officials from being able to intervene before Seung Hui Cho went on his rampage at Virginia Tech, according to a federal report commissioned after the Blacksburg shootings that was presented to President Bush yesterday.

Hay fever drugs ‘cost students an exam grade’ -- Nearly three quarters of students taking hay fever medication can expect to drop a grade in their exams this year as ingredients in the most popular remedies interfere with their ability to concentrate, research suggests.

Calling all Vietnam veterans with Parkinson's disease! -- The Veterans Administration ruled that “Despite the presumption of in-service herbicide exposure in Vietnam, the Board is not in a position to grant service connection because the veteran’s neurological disorder did not appear within weeks or months of exposure to herbicide agent and resolved within two years of onset.”

VA Acknowledges Problems With Bonuses -- The VA on Tuesday acknowledged problems in its award of $3.8 million in bonuses to senior officials who put health care at risk and said it would consider changes to avoid conflicts of interest and improve oversight.

Hamas overruns Fatah security command -- Hamas fighters overran one of the rival Fatah movement's most important security installations in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and witnesses said the victors dragged vanquished gunmen from the building and executed them in the street.

Intel chief changing 1981 security order -- The national intelligence director has won White House approval to begin revising an executive order that lays out each spy agency's responsibilities and the government's protections against spying on Americans.

VIDEO: David Shayler on 911 -- David Shayler introduces 911 Truth Bristol's ‘Face the Facts’ and explains why 911 is of vital importance today.

Coca Cola and Stevia: An Ironic Miracle Waiting To Happen? -- Can it be true that Coca-Cola is producing a version of their soft drink that uses the safe and natural herb Stevia for a sweetener instead of dangerous chemicals or corn syrup? According to some news reports, Coca Cola, along with Cargill, is doing just that, although it will rename the Stevia as an ingredient called Rebiana.

A New Campaign to "Press for Truth" -- From August 3rd - 12th, a coalition of organizations will join forces to host "Answers For 9/11 Families" week. Hundreds of Americans will come together at house parties across the country to screen 9/11 Press For Truth, telling the powerful story of the September 11th families' continuing fight for answers.

JFK Speech - Portion of the Speech that President John F. Kennedy gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961 -- Extracts regarding "Secrecy and the Press". This MP3 file is a portion of the speech that President John F. Kennedy gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961. "The President and the Press" before the American Newspaper Publishers Association. CLICK HERE TO  READ PORTION OF THE TRANSCRIPT.  (Thanks Tom!!)

Better Labels Urged for Sports Creams -- Experts said the death of Newman, a cross-country runner for Notre Dame Academy on Staten Island, points to a need for clearer warnings about risks, especially because muscle creams have become a staple in locker rooms around the country.

Ron Paul: The Next Ross Perot? -- Conservative Republican Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul from Texas is taking the country by storm, in spite of neo-con Republican party leadership attempting to quash his bid for the top seat. His popularity amongst the youth and “common-folk” of the country brings back memories of another widely popular alternate candidate some years back by the name of Ross Perot.

Neocon “Scholars” Call for Dismembering Bill of Rights -- A “guest scholar at the center-left Brookings Institution,” Benjamin Wittes, wants to gut the Second Amendment. Wittes told CNSNews “that rather than try to limit gun ownership through regulation that potentially violates the Second Amendment, opponents of gun ownership should set their sights on repealing the amendment altogether.”

Marine Testifies He Was Ordered to Destroy Photos of Civilian Killings in Haditha, Iraq -- A Marine assigned to take photos of the 24 Iraqi civilians killed in Haditha testified Thursday that he was later ordered to destroy the images.

Maine refuses REAL ID! -- An Act To Prohibit Maine from Participating in the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005.

Time for results, US tells Iraq PM -- THE top American military commander for the Middle East has warned Iraq's Prime Minister that his Government needs to make tangible political progress by next month to counter growing opposition to the war in Congress.

US veterans 'high suicide risk' -- US war veterans are twice as likely to kill themselves as ordinary civilians, a study following 320,890 men found.

Army admits it dumped 64 million pounds of chemical weapons at sea -- "The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels."

Senators want DoD to explain Web limits set upon deployed troops -- A key Senate committee wants a full explanation by Sept. 1 about why Internet access has been limited for deployed troops, including to such popular Web sites as MySpace and YouTube. The Senate Armed Services Committee did not, however, go so far as to order Internet access restored.

Army Reservists ordered for screenings -- For the first time since the Iraq war began, the Army is notifying thousands from a special category of reservists that they must report this summer for medical screening and other administrative tasks.

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U-Va. Officials Announce Database Breach -- Hackers have been breaking into a University of Virginia database that included Social Security numbers and other personal information about faculty members over the past two years.

Curcumin in the news - Nanocurry vs. Cancer -- Researchers hope that curcumin encapsulated in nanospheres will spice up clinical trials for Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis and cancer.

Pool of therapists who counsel troops shrinks -- Soldiers returning from war are finding it more difficult to get mental health treatment because military insurance is cutting payments to therapists, on top of already low reimbursement rates and a tangle of red tape.

A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here? -- After watching his roommate fatally wounded in a roadside bombing, an Army private wonders why the lives of good men are being lost when the Iraqis pose no threat to us and don’t want us there.

Corporate Media Sidelines Ron Paul Again -- Viewers of last night's Republican presidential debate again came away with the distinct impression that the corporate media, in this case CNN, had again deliberately limited Ron Paul's speaking time while affording lavish attention to establishment candidates like Giuliani and McCain.

Vaccine for Hay Fever? -- A new treatment, Grazax, is the first oral vaccine for hay fever developed to tackle the underlying condition rather than the symptoms. Manufactured by a Danish company, and licensed in January, it contains small amounts of Timothy grass and is designed to "recondition" the immune system's response to pollen in people who do not respond to normal treatment. Grazax is not licensed for children, but it may be in the future.

N.C. Marine camp's water under scrutiny -- Thousands of Marines and their families went to serve their country at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. Instead, many wound up fighting it, blaming the government for failing to protect them from an enemy that invaded their lives in a most intimate way: through the water that quenched their thirst, cooked their food and filled their bathtubs every day.

Oregon Student Finds School's Toilet Water Cleaner Than Fountain's -- For an English assignment, he tested the bacteria content at four water fountains and one toilet to challenge a ban on students from bringing bottled water to class. It seems some were using it to sneak in alcohol. Guess which was cleaner? It wasn't the water fountains.

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China hospitals using "fake plasma" drip -- Eighteen big hospitals in northeastern China have been using fake human albumin, or plasma protein, to treat patients, state television reported in the latest food and medicine scandal to hit the country.

Veterans Affairs secretary says US veterans now screened for brain injuries, post-traumatic stress -- All soldiers returning from Iraq or Afghanistan who seek treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals are being screened for brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said Monday, June 11, 2007.

Study: Suicide risk double among male U.S. veterans -- The risk of suicide among male U.S. veterans is double that of the general population, according to a study published Monday.

Officials Hope to Rekindle Interest in Immigration Bill Provision -- A senior defense official expressed hope today that a provision in the stalled immigration bill that would have allowed some undocumented aliens to join the military won’t fall off the radar screen.

The NPR News Blog: Ron Paul: Internet Star But Likely Not GOP Nominee -- Realistically, what are his chances to get the Republican nomination? Based on the history of similar candidates, not all that good. Colin Delany at techPresident explains why Paul is an "online natural, but doomed candidate."

Returning soldiers struggle to find therapists -- Waiting lists grow as military trims payments for mental-health care.

Criminal Indictments Sought Against Police, Giuliani Staffers Who Had Reporter Arrested For Asking Question -- Eyewitnesses describe how Secret Service were directing arrest, intimidation of group.

Blackwater Heavies Sue Families of Slain Employees for $10 Million in Brutal Attempt to Suppress Their Story -- This article is by the lawyers representing the families of four American contractors who worked for Blackwater and were killed in Fallujah. After Blackwater refused to share information about why they were killed, the families were told they would have to sue Blackwater to find out. Now Blackwater is trying to sue them for $10 million to keep them quiet.

See You In (Vaccine) Court -- Today, one of the most important legal proceedings in American medical history will get underway at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington. There, a special panel of three judges will begin hearing evidence to support -- and refute -- the hypothesis that mercury in vaccines and/or the live-virus measles-mumps-rubella shot caused autism or autism-like symptoms in some American children.

USDA may relax standards for organic foods -- The agency is considering a list of 38 nonorganic spices, colorings and other ingredients that would be allowed in products it deems 'organic.' -- Video From the Browns!

FRAUD CITES -- Caselaws to use in court, support your case, exercise your rights by Marcel Bendshadler

Jurisdictionary: Legal Self-Help That Works! -- Lawsuit Self-Help ... Step-by-Step ... On the Web Since 1997! Protect Yourself from Lawyers ... Even Your Own ... Know What It Takes to Win.

IRS to church: Shut up. Church to IRS: No way -- Pastor under investigation says he 'will not stop preaching God's word'.

Fears over child epilepsy drugs -- Urgent safety studies are needed for newer anti-epilepsy drugs that are being increasingly prescribed for children, say UK researchers.

MoD expands veterans' healthcare -- More armed forces veterans will get free mental health assessments under plans due to be announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

A Drought for the Ages Spreads Across U.S. -- Drought, a fixture in much of the West for nearly a decade, now covers more than one-third of the continental USA. And it's spreading. Across the Southeast, lakes are shrinking, crops are withering and well levels are falling.

Banned Chemicals Found in Popular Nutritional Supplement -- Lab Analysis Uncovers Carcinogenic Contaminants in Fish Oil Tablets.

Bush disqualified from border debate -- Bush has no credibility as an executor of immigration and border laws. Why should any thinking American believe he will enforce immigration and border laws in the future when he refused to enforce them in the past. As president, Bush went further than any of his predecessors in ignoring immigration and border laws. He not only refused to enforce them, he explained to the American people why he wouldn't. He told us these illegal aliens were needed here for the sake of the U.S. economy and that they would do jobs Americans wouldn't do.

Defense to hire expert in shaken baby case -- “It is our view that that opinion was made in error. This is a young child that was a twin and (who) suffered from some pre-existing conditions which led to a seizure. Some of the effects (of the seizure) may mirror some of the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome.”

Ron Paul You Tube Video Page -- Many Ron Paul videos!!

Muscle Cream Caused NYC Teen's Death -- A medical examiner blamed a 17-year-old track star's death on the use of too much anti-inflammatory muscle cream, the kind used to soothe aching legs after exercise.

Bees still in the news -- The puzzling phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, has been reported in 35 states, five Canadian provinces and several European countries. The die-off has cost U.S. beekeepers about $150 million in losses and an uncertain amount for farmers scrambling to find bees to pollinate their crops.

Analyst Predicts One Million Ron Paul Supporters Online by 2008 -- Ron Paul's online support is continuing to grow based on evidence provided by online analyst.

China singles out several U.S. products -- Turning the tables on the United States amid growing worries over dangerous Chinese products, Beijing said some health supplements, raisins and pistachios imported from the U.S. failed to meet China's safety standards and have been returned or destroyed.

Joint Chiefs Chair Will Bow Out -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday that Marine Gen. Peter Pace will step down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September, a move that Gates said will avert the contentious congressional hearings that would be needed to reconfirm the nation's top military officer. Pace will leave after just two years in the post, the shortest stint as chairman in more than four decades.

VIDEO: 9/11 VENDETTA Past, Present & Future -- Be sure to check out this video.

The Torture Doctors -- For all the press coverage of abuses, including torture, of our "detainees," most Americans are unaware of the partnership between military interrogators and military doctors and psychiatrists in "breaking" prisoners who refuse to provide information. A chilling account of this utter betrayal of medical ethics appeared in the July 2005 New England Journal of Medicine ("Doctors and Interrogators at Guantánamo Bay"), hardly a widely circulated publication.

Travelers Face Frustrations With Passport Rule Changes -- With government phone lines jammed by record numbers of passport-seekers, Veronica Alvarez and three anxious friends hoping to travel to Cancun next week showed up at the federal building here on Wednesday at 3 a.m.

Immigrant Bill, Short 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate -- The sweeping immigration overhaul endorsed by President Bush crumbled in the Senate on Thursday night, leaving the future of one of the administration’s chief domestic priorities in serious doubt.

See You In (Vaccine) Court -- On Monday June 11, 2007, one of the most important legal proceedings in American medical history will get underway at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington. There, a special panel of three judges will begin hearing evidence to support -- and refute -- the hypothesis that mercury in vaccines and/or the live-virus measles-mumps-rubella shot caused autism or autism-like symptoms in some American children.

Theft of Elaine Brown's Business Place Underway -- In West Lebanon, the theft of Elaine's business place was underway. Law enforcement of various stripes had all driveways blocked off.
Police assemble by Browns' home -- Federal authorities indicated Thursday they will not raid the home of two convicted tax evaders but would serve a warrant. About 50 state troopers, some armed with high-powered rifles, along with a vehicle from the explosives unit gathered this morning in Plainfield, a small town where Edward and Elaine Brown have holed up in their home since being convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms.
SWAT teams, armored vehicle seen near Brown compound -- Neighbors of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown reported police SWAT teams and at least one armored vehicle assembling near the Browns' Plainfield (New Hampshire) home this morning.

Carcinogenic blanket recall -- The voluntary recall comes almost three weeks after the Herald revealed that blankets containing formaldehyde at levels almost 10 times the international upper safety limit were being imported from China by the Australian company Sheridan.

Another Meat recall -- The recalled products were shipped to grocery stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. They were sold under brand names Moran’s All Natural, Miller Meat Company, Stater Bros., Inter-American Products, Inc., and Basha’s.

US scientists discover new, potentially deadly bacteria -- In a dramatic case of microbial sleuthing, US scientists said they have discovered a new, potentially deadly strain of bacteria previously unknown to medicine. The bacteria was found in a 43-year-old American woman who had traveled across Peru for three weeks and suffered from symptoms similar to typhoid fever or malaria.

Safety Alert on U.S. Feed Export Turns the Tables -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted health officials in more than a dozen countries about U.S.-made shrimp-feed products that could be contaminated with small amounts of a potentially dangerous chemical, a turnabout likely to complicate the debate over the safety and export of food.

China defends use of chemical in toothpaste -- Chinese officials maintain that toothpaste containing diethylene glycol is safe to use, saying that a U.S. advisory urging consumers not to use Chinese-made toothpaste was "unscientific."

Cheney Urged Wiretaps -- Comey's disclosures, made in response to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicate that Cheney and his aides were more closely involved than previously known in a fierce internal battle over the legality of the warrantless surveillance program. The program allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas.

The Ron Paul phenomenon? -- CNN Political Ticker article. One thing is for sure: Ron Paul supporters are effective at coordinating and mobilizing online quickly. For the three GOP debates so far, Paul has won or placed high in most of the unscientific online surveys including ABC’s, MSNBC’s, FOX’s, and unscientific polls conducted on a number of blogs.

A Texas Libertarian Starts To Make Waves -- You can feel it in the air: Ron Paul fever – it's sweeping the nation!

Putin Suggests U.S. Missile Shield Be Based in Azerbaijan -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, bitterly opposed to a U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe, told President Bush on Thursday that Moscow would drop its objections if the system were installed in Azerbaijan.

Investigator: CIA ran secret prisons -- The CIA ran secret prisons in Poland and Romania from 2003 to 2005 to interrogate detainees in its war on terror, European investigator Dick Marty said in a report released Friday.

Faked deaths show ills of India's police -- Authorities believe an innocent farmer was deliberately killed by police so that they could present his body as Bandala's and collect a $60,000 bounty.

TB Patient to Congress: CDC Lied -- The tuberculosis patient who caused an international health scare by traveling overseas last month told Congress Wednesday that health officials lied about his case.
Andrew Speaker testified from his hospital room in Denver, where he's still under quarantine.

UK NEWS: Children as young as 4 to be given 'happiness tests' at school -- Children as young as four are to take "happiness tests" in a controversial drive to force schools to improve the well-being of pupils, it has emerged. Thousands of youngsters are expected to be quizzed on whether they are feeling optimistic, confident, loved and interested in other people.

F.D.A. Issues Strictest Warning on Two Diabetes Drugs -- The Food and Drug Administration has called for the toughest safety warning on two diabetes drugs, Avandia and Actos, whose health risks have become a focus of Congressional concern.

Where Are Speed Traps Located? -- Before you take your next cross town trip, consider checking the SpeedTrap Exchange first. The exchange is a clearinghouse for known speed traps all over the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico, as reported by consumers. Click on a state and you'll find countless listings by city, their individual locations and comments by folks who have seen these traps in action or been caught.

Groups list 39 'disappeared' in U.S. war on terror -- Six human rights groups urged the U.S. government on Thursday to name and explain the whereabouts of 39 people they said were believed to have been held in U.S. custody and "disappeared."

JFK airport plot 'a US setup' -- The four suspects in an alleged terror plot to bomb a New York airport were set up in an elaborate plan by the US Republican party to retain hold of the White House, the daughter of an arrested suspect claimed on Tuesday.

Pentagon moves another East African detainee to Guantanamo -- The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it has transferred an Islamic activist from Somalia to its prison for war-on-terror captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, underscoring what appears to be a growing U.S. interest in terrorist activities in the Horn of Africa.

Video: Ron Paul with Tucker Carlson on MSNBC -- Check out this interview!

Five US Reps Support Cheney Impeachment -- US Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) has become the fifth total co-sponsor of US Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) bill to impeach Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. In addition to Kucinich, the additional three Members of Congress who have signed on to H. Res 333 are US Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Albert Wynn (D-MD).

PharmEng Announces Exclusive Agreement With Chinese Manufacturer for Distribution of Acetaminophen to North America -- PharmEng International Inc. today (March 26, 2007) announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Bengbu Bayi Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of China for the distribution of acetaminophen for North America, Central America and South America. The contract period is for eight (8) years. Read More...

VIDEO: The First Bionic Burger -- Check out this video on hamburgers.

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CNN Poll Results as of 5:29AM June 6, 2007 -- Poll results from the June 5, 2007 GOP Presidential Debate.

NH GOP Debate - Ron Paul Quieter, Eloquent -- Ron Paul's most eloquent moment may have come when he branded the nation's main moral failure as its new policy of "pre-emptive engagement" which he said has taken the place of the ancient, Christian idea of a "just war."

NFL Systems - default title: The Smart Money is on Ron Paul for President in 2008 -- Many offshore books are offering wagers on the presidential race. It is illegal to do so in Las Vegas. And the odds on Ron Paul winning the general election and being sworn in as our next president can be as high as 100:1.

Reporter Arrested on Orders of Giuliani Press Secretary -- Freelance reporter Matt Lepacek, reporting for, was arrested for asking a question to one of Giuliani's staff members in a press conference. The press secretary identified the New York based reporter as having previously asked Giuliani about his prior knowledge of WTC building collapses and ordered New Hampshire state police to arrest him.

Texas lab finds pain medicine in pet food -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a Texas laboratory's finding of acetaminophen in dog and cat food, an agency spokesman said Monday.

Libby sentenced to 30 months in prison -- I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators looking into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.

Growing China produces most of world's vitamins -- China has cornered the global market for vitamins, and it is assuring a jittery world market that its tablets are safe. For example: If you pop a vitamin C tablet in your mouth, it's a good bet it came from China. Read More...

Don't Forget to Watch The Third GOP Presidential Debate to be held June 5, 2007

USDA to Allow More Conventional Ingredients in Organics? -- The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a number of ingredients to the list of substances permitted for use in organic food products, in a move designed to prevent disruption to business when new regulations come into place next month.

U.S. Marines move to discharge protesting Iraq vet -- A U.S. military disciplinary panel on Monday recommended that a decorated combat Marine be involuntarily discharged after he joined an anti-war demonstration and spoke out against the Iraq war.

An army veteran sues to prevent mercenary contract -- A federal judge yesterday ordered the military to temporarily refrain from awarding the largest security contract in Iraq. The order followed an unusual series of events set off when a U.S. Army veteran filed a protest against the government practice of hiring what he calls mercenaries, according to sources familiar with the matter.

180 fighter, bomber airmen to be reassigned -- Faced with fewer fighters and bombers and a growing need to fill jobs involving remote-controlled aircraft, special operations, and command and control, the Air Force will start reassigning pilots and enlisted aircrew members to other jobs.

Exclusive: TB Patient Asks Forgiveness but Defends Travel -- Andrew Speaker Said He Has Proof That Doctors Told Him He Couldn't Infect Others!

Liberian Ex-Leader Boycotts War Crimes Trial as It Opens -- On the first day of his trial, former President Charles G. Taylor of Liberia, one of Africa’s most tyrannical warlords, refused to appear in court on Monday and sent word that he was firing his lawyer, apparently wanting to deflect attention from proceedings that aim to cover a decade of warfare and extraordinary cruelties.

Ron Paul on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart -- View Ron Paul on The Daily Show (6/4/07) (Be sure to check out the Ron Paul page by clicking the Ron Paul Banner above)

Virgin Airlines To Pull Loose Change -- "Virgin Airlines has pulled a controversial internet documentary on 9/11 from its in-flight entertainment system after complaints from bloggers and radio shows," reports a technology website.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Releases List of 20 Loopholes in the Senate Immigration Bill -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) released a list of 20 loopholes in the comprehensive immigration bill today which reveals that the bill is fatally flawed and will not establish a functioning immigration system in the future.

Musharraf tightens controls on media -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf tightened controls on Pakistan's media Monday, the latest move against dissent in a growing political crisis over his suspension of the chief justice.

The Third GOP Presidential Debate to be held June 5, 2007 -- The third debate among GOP presidential candidates will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET at the Thomas Sullivan Arena on the Saint Anselm College campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate will be broadcast live on CNN, CNN Radio,, WMUR-TV, and CNN's Wolf Blitzer will moderate with questions from Scott Spradling of WMUR-TV and Tom Fahey from the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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Judge's ruling may halt all Guantanamo trials -- The U.S. war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo came to a screeching halt on Monday when a military judge dropped all the charges against a young Canadian in a ruling that could preclude trying any of the 380 prisoners.

Seafood imports from China raised in untreated sewage -- China, the leading exporter of seafood to the U.S., is raising most of its fish products in water contaminated with raw sewage and compensating by using dangerous drugs and chemicals, many of which are banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

China Rejects U.S. Warning on Toothpaste -- China called a U.S. warning to consumers to avoid Chinese toothpaste because it may contain a poisonous chemical "unscientific, irresponsible and contradictory."

Two more states reject Real ID -- New Hampshire and Oklahoma have joined Montana and Washington in rejecting the U.S. government's 2005 Real ID Act.

BREAKING NEWS: 4 Charged In Plot To Blow Up Jet Fuel At JFK -- According to NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport.
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Informant plays key role in JFK plot -- A convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist among a shadowy group now accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence.

U.N. Team Still Looking for Iraq's Arsenal -- More than four years after the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations is spending millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money to continue the hunt for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Depleted Uranium - A Way Out? -- The term "Gulf War Syndrome" is now known world-wide – but - after the 1991 Iraq war, as formerly A1 fit soldiers fell ill with debilitating symptoms, in their thousands, the cause was, for two years, a "mystery". It was in 1993, when a group of twenty-four affected soldiers approached Professor Asav Durakovic, one of the world's leading experts in the effects of radiation, that a cause came to light. They had many times the "safe" level of chemically toxic and radioactive depleted uranium (DU) in their bodies. READ MORE...

Prince Harry in Canada for pre-Afghanistan training -- Prince Harry is in training at a military base in Canada to prepare for a possible British Army deployment to Afghanistan, newspapers reported Sunday.

Toxic Toothpaste Made in China Is Found in U.S. -- Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three locations: Miami, the Port of Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.

Public Enemy #1: The Corporations -- It bears repeating: Multi-national corporations are now the worst enemy the people of the United States face.

Anti-crime teams sent to 4 more cities -- A violent crime spike in four cities led the Justice Department on Friday to dispatch additional teams of federal agents to combat guns, gangs or surging murder rates in Mesa, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; San Bernardino, Calif., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fixing Our Broken Food System -- The recent discovery of an industrial chemical in animal feed and pet food imported from China has added to the mounting criticism of U.S. food safety agencies. But this case represents much more than simply governmental incompetence. It exposes the inherent weaknesses of an industrial global food system designed to benefit multinational agribusiness companies at the expense of public health.

Urban Shield Biological Atttack Test Planned -- The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Directorate (PFPA-CBRN), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Arlington County will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and operational response test to a simulated biological release. The test will provide valuable information for PFPA’s response to a biological release.

Congressman Ron Paul now has twice as many YouTube subscribers as all of the other Republican candidates for president combined -- Take a look at the numbers!

UK NEWS: Drugs Giant Faces Criminal Charges over Clinical Trial -- The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been slapped with criminal charges in Nigeria over a notorious clinical trial it conducted on children during a meningitis epidemic a decade ago. Patients became unwitting guinea pigs for a new, untested antibiotic and many of them either died or were left with permanent disabilities.

Vets back man in trouble over protest -- The nation's largest combat veterans group on Friday urged the military to "exercise a little common sense" and call off its investigation of a group of Iraq war veterans who wore their uniforms during anti-war protests.

Former ACLU chief admits guilt to child porn -- A former executive for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he admitted having "graphic and violent" child pornography.

FDA Testing Fewer Seafood Imports -- Food and Water Watch Report Reveals Majority of Refused Imports Exempt from Labeling Regulations, Disproportianate Problems with Shrimp Imports and Imports From China. 81% of seafood is imported (90% of shrimp is imported) and 55% of seafood is from Asia.

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